I would like to suggest a new feature, to add an alarm clock capability to the STB.
Specifically, it would turn on to a selected channel at a given time either everyday or weekdays only, and then turn off at a selected time.
It would also power up the secondary AC outlet.
Doing this would provide an wake up/alarm capability to watch your TV when you wake up.
I have yet to be able to find an alternative.
I agree about having the ability to "wakeup" the box at a certain time. Until 3 weeks ago, when I had that other cable company (that i won't mention, but starts with a C in the Norht East), I didn't need a box on my bedroom TV, and regardless of what I was watching as my eyes failed me at 1AM, I was always awakened to my channel of choice in the morning. I got very used to that.
Yes, my TV still comes on a the same time trying to wake me, but what it is carrying at that hour just doesn't wake me up. My usual programming does/did.
Sure wish I had it back without worrying about it the night before.
---Paul in Southern NJ
If you have the standard definition STB (2500 series) you can set a reminder for the channel / program you want to wake to and the STB will change to it for you. At least that works for me, but doesn't answer the "green" issues of leaving the STB turned on (although with the DVR there is almost no savings, don't know about the SD STB).