Power On/Power Off through IR Blaster

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Michael, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Wondering if there's a way to control the On/Off functions of a cable box
    that supports discrete on/off IR commands through MCE 2005? Every now and
    again, my box turns itself off and I'd like to have MCE try and power it up
    if it finds no signal.

    Michael, Dec 24, 2004
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  2. Michael

    Bob [MVP] Guest

    Unfortunately, all MCE can do is change channels
    on the STB. It can't turn it on or off.

    I've actually suggested that feature exactly as
    you described -- to test for the presense of a
    signal, and turn the STB on if there is none.

    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Media Center Edition
    Bob [MVP], Dec 24, 2004
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  3. Michael

    Michael Guest


    Thanks for the note.. Did you get any feedback on the possibility of
    incorporating that in the futue? Seems to me that the changes required would
    be slight at best.

    Happy Holidays,
    Michael, Dec 24, 2004
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