I have always been one to leave my TV's in standby mode when not in use, except when we go away for an extended period. I have done this with all my CRT TV's I've owned, and never had a problem. I now have a plasma tv, and intend to do the same. Is there anything I need to be aware of for these screens in standby mode? I think mine (Panasonic TH42PW4) uses about 2W of power in standby. Seams resonable to me. I'm more concerned about extra wear that may creep in though, it being a different technology to CRT's. I know some will talk about the fire risks leaving things on, but I think if there was any danger at all, these devices wouldn't have standby modes! They have to all comply with safety regulations to be sold in this country after all. Any opinions?