I would like to see a way to stand by, or power down, the player to save electricity when it is not in use. I know the player doesn't use much power, but every little bit counts.
This has been discussed in these forums before.
The bottom line is that while it's true that "every little bit helps", it's also true that the player only uses about 5 watts of power even when playing movies! And 5 watts is not only small (for a video device), it's actually smaller than some other video equipment uses just to keep the remote control receiver working. i.e. the NetFlix Player uses less power when fully powered up, than some video equipment uses when "shut off" (and just waiting for remote control commands).
OTOH many people have asked for a "power down" mode that turns off the video feeds when the player is just sitting at the "screen saver" option. But the idea with that isn't to save power (although it might save a watt or two, if it were done), but rather to assist automated video switches to know when you aren't using the NetFlix Player (and therefore automatically switch to one of your other video/audio devices). As it stands now the NetFlix Player doesn't work well with such auto-switches, because the Player always has it's vedio/Audio outputs turned on.