I do the same thing. I use the voice remote to turn it off. I say : Turn receiver off.I have switched from using my 40 remote to using the 54 remote. The backlight is amazing. Plus it fits in my treadmill tray better. I rarely use the voice feature except to say “power off hopper”. Otherwise I would wait the 5 minutes to verify that the Hopper3 actually turned itself off. That is just my insecurity.