How to Power ON/OFF your HTPC using a Remote? - Printable Version
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- aptalca - 2011-10-09 05:36
Subliminal Aura Wrote:Think you need to do some more reading mate
I am confused, are you saying that wake-on-usb should be able to wake computer up from a total power off state?
Can you elaborate? I would be interested to know
- eskro - 2011-10-09 06:12
im waiting for elaboration too...
- cyberdiamond - 2011-10-09 07:11
eskro Wrote:that is great newz cyberdiamond!!
No I don't have a harmony remote.
- voip-ninja - 2011-10-12 02:58
So, today, just six business days after mailing my check to ASRock, a surprise showed up in the mailbox;
Setting it up was not very difficult at all. I plugged it in and knew my USB port was wired to the CIR header properly because immediately the box powered off !!
After rebooting Windows, I went to ASRock's website and grabbed the CIR driver package for my version of Windows;
And then load the package, which detects the CIR so you know it's being installed properly!
After that I went into the Logitech Harmony application and set up a new activity with the remote built as a Windows Media Center generic.
And yes, it will power the box UP from a total power down state, which is very awesome!
I have found a few minor things I need to sort out;
1. The "i" button on the remote does nothing, so it does not bring up the information window while a video is playing, I would like to fix that.
2. The "activity" buttons for "movies" "videos" "music" all launch Windows Media Center I need to figure out how to remap them to actually instead launch XBMC and/or navigate to the XBMC sections I want.
Still, for $8 this is pretty hard to beat. Full Media Center IR integration and power up/down!
- rufrothy - 2011-10-12 03:07
voip-ninja Wrote:So, today, just six business days after mailing my check to ASRock, a surprise showed up in the mailbox;
sweet. hopefully mine will show up tommorow. still sucks you have to lose a port on the front. I may mod my case and mount in internally.
- eskro - 2011-10-12 03:27
voip-ninja, try this out!!
from HArmony Software, add a MICROSOFT MCE KEYBOARD device!!
then, you can map any keyboard letter to a button of your choice on your remote!!
example, INFO = i, Stop = x, FastForward = f
then, see if it works well with ASROCK IR RECEIVER!!
and tell us here
cuz i wonder if you would experience the issue i had here
- voip-ninja - 2011-10-12 03:40
eskro Wrote:voip-ninja, try this out!!
Hmm, weird. Okay I will try that, never heard of it being done that way, I was figuring I would need to use EventGhost to set it up properly. I also notice that whatever my Harmony does with it for power toggle doesn't work quite right. The PC goes to sleep but won't wake back up using the activity I created.
- eskro - 2011-10-12 03:45
we'll trouble shoot that in a sec
just tell me if your able to create a MCE KEYBOARD device
- voip-ninja - 2011-10-12 04:06
Actually if I build it as a keyboard I will lose the power on/off capabilities.
- rufrothy - 2011-10-12 04:18
voip-ninja Wrote:Hmm, weird. Okay I will try that, never heard of it being done that way, I was figuring I would need to use EventGhost to set it up properly. I also notice that whatever my Harmony does with it for power toggle doesn't work quite right. The PC goes to sleep but won't wake back up using the activity I created.
sure... read the XBMC remote thread. MCE keyboard is a very useful approach.
Another link with too much info:
I've never used event ghost and have full control of XBMC
will play with power once I get one.
so it sounds like you dont have the proper IR code to wake from cold start?
when mine comes I'll let you know what I figure out because I've had IR working on XBMC windows with my harmonies for a long time. I'll be excited if I can full power on the sandy bridge rig.