Hello. I purchased the 300W with the wireless sub at the last Woot appearance.
The soundbar turns off every 4 seconds. Either this is the greatest energy-saving device in history, or it was defective. Generally I don’t need sound if say the weather girl is on (meteorologist, sorry) or when I have memorized the entire script of a movie such as Varsity Blues, “I don’t want yer life”; however in normal cases I’d like some audio. According to the Internet (reliable source), it could be the “stand-by” mode, (not to be confused with the “Stand By Me” mode, which is nothing more than a dead body on a train track). However, I have successfully turned this mode off and the problem persisted.
I was told by Sony that the “stand-by” mode cannot be completely disabled. However, I found that it can be done by simply placing all the components back in the box and returning them.