WD TV Live Compatibility with HDMI Auto Switch

I am looking at replacing my Apple TV with a WD TV LIve, the main reason is the ATV does not switch off its HDMI. I read a discussion from a while ago that the WDTV LIve does the same thing, is this still the case with current firmware? Can the HDMI be turned off in any way without unplugging the unit?

I believe that this still the case.

AFAIK, you wont be able to turn the HDMI off.