Internal IR receiver for HTPC that can Power ON/OFF computer hard like button press? - Printable Version
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Internal IR receiver for HTPC that can Power ON/OFF computer hard like button press? - iratasan - 2008-11-21 03:16
[UPDATE] Several threads have been merged into this since this is operating-system independent and applies to both Linux and Windows.
I am thinking about building a HTPC case dedicated for XBMC Media Center.
What hardware mod/mods do I need to power-up the PC via a remote?
- miamiwice - 2008-11-21 20:05
I installed a relay inside my case and wired it in series with my power button. My alarm for my house has voltage triggers and accepts x10 commands. So when it sees a certain code it triggers 12v for 1 second. The relay gets energized and closes the contact so it like pressing the button. I use the NO side of the relay to my alarm for status so it knows if it's already on. You could do the same with a plug in x10 lamp module and 12 v power supply and 12 v relay if you can get it to energize the relay for no more than 1 second.
- snappz - 2008-11-22 00:07
I'm using an Antec Fusion case with built in IR. This can be powered up by remote. No extra hardware needed.
- iratasan - 2008-11-24 02:27
snappz Wrote:I'm using an Antec Fusion case with built in IR. This can be powered up by remote. No extra hardware needed.
awesome! thanks man, yer a saint.
are there other cases out there that can do this? does anybody know a case that does this and is made out of aluminium?
snappz, which model do you have exactly? or is the complete fusion series able to do this?
anybody got an idea if it is possible to powerup via remote with the OrigenAE HTPC Aluminium S16V - silver??
- snappz - 2008-11-24 03:36
I have the Antec Fusion 430, not sure about the rest of the series but I would ASSUME they do the same.
I also had a MCE303 that I had powering up at one stage but it isnt at the moment. I guess it should but I dont have access to it atm.
- paularms - 2008-11-24 05:20
I have a Lian-Li PC-C30I A that came with an Imon VFD with Pad remote that has everything needed for it. I love this case, so it's unfortunate that they don't make it anymore--but I'm sure there are better cases for decent prices by now.
- gerryyoung1977 - 2008-11-27 01:00
paularms Wrote:I have a Lian-Li PC-C30I A that came with an Imon VFD with Pad remote that has everything needed for it. I love this case, so it's unfortunate that they don't make it anymore--but I'm sure there are better cases for decent prices by now.
I use one of these, i have my harmony set-up as a MCE Remote and i use this device, works a treat.
http://www.simerec.com/PCS-2.html - works out about £20 delivered
- paularms - 2008-11-28 17:14
That's pretty much the same setup that comes as part of the iMon panel. Works great!
- artik - 2008-11-28 19:11
The problem is you need to buy big cases, or zalman / antec cases. (not "perfect quility")
If you buy another unit, i found a better solution
- dlxmax - 2008-11-29 13:00
You could buy the XIR Pro kit, originally for the Xbox, at just $20, plus a few bucks for the programmer (necessary to reprogram the power button) and hook it up to power on/off a HTPC. It simply connects to the 3.3v standby power, 3.3v switched power, and the power button.