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Is there a way to turn on your htpc with a remote?

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It seems like having an htpc is for convenience, but I just realized, what's so convenient about having to go over and manually hit the power button? Is there a way to turn on your htpc some other way??
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i do believe the most you can do is revive from sleep mode. The standard switch on a pc is a simple momentary switch temp short circuting a circut therefore jumping the psu and turning the system on. because this is a mechanical process, i suppose you could build a device using ir to send this signal, but dont think you could use the same remote you have now as its probally usb through the machine.
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post #3 of 24
As the gentleman above me said, the most you can do is wake from sleep or suspend mode with a usb remote. Some motherboards have a jumper to change whether or not it can wake on usb an from what sleep state it will wake from.
    
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post #4 of 24
wake-on-lan comes to mind...
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post #5 of 24
well i know the p5e3 deluxe supports power on from remote, but it's full on atx though.
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post #6 of 24
IIRC some cases have this feature built in... Not sure though.
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post #7 of 24
The mechanics would be quite simple to use a relay to do this as the above mentioned that the power switch is a momentary on.
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post #8 of 24
I'm pretty sure I was able to do this, but I can't remember for sure. I think it was the case that made it possible. I had some Zalman HTPC case that looked like an oversized receiver if that helps. I'm sure it was able to do so because the cases IR features.
post #9 of 24
Imon has an IR reciever that can turn a computer on, and several cases have one also (Antec comes to mind, but I am sure their are others). Most people just either leave them on all the time or let them go to sleep, and a remote can wake from sleep.
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post #10 of 24

+1
The antec multistation (imon software) comes with a remote and you can use the power button (on the remote) to turn on/off the pc.

I have a couple of these in use, one on my HTPC, and another on my sig-rig (mainly for the volume knob and display screen)


Edited by bob808 - 3/29/11 at 2:06pm
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