OK, so I never leave my standyby on... which means that my weather and news channels don't stream or have quick forcasts (fine by me). But ever since I did the update with SMG, all my channels stay connected, and provide updates immediately after wii is turned on. And yes the light is still red when off, and the wii generates no heat. Seems like a win win to me. (i dont message with the wii) Has anyone else noticed this change on theirs??