[mythtv] Auto-Off Feature

DanM dan at milkcarton.com
Sun Nov 23 22:55:01 EST 2003

I thought someone already added in the ability to wake at a specified 
time?  IIRC it would take into account the next scheduled recording. . .

Chris Petersen wrote:

>>The basic logic that I have come up with as follows: The PC will now
>>startup a few minutes before the next program is due to be recorded.
>>Once the show has finished 
>>recording, it will calculate the next wakeup time, set the CMOS alarm
>>and switch the PC off.
>Nice idea.  However, how do you get at the machine to schedule
>recordings, etc?   I usually do that via mythweb, at pretty random times
>of day.  That would mean that I'd have to walk out to my living room,
>turn on the myth box, walk back to my office and run mythweb,
>remembering to shut the myth box down when I was done.  Not to mention
>the trouble I'd have if I was on vacation and forgot to set something up
>to record.  (ie. not a solution for me, but I run a small cluster in my
>basement that's always on, and my myth box is an uber-quiet pundit)
>On that note, though, adding in some power saving features might be nice
>- spin down the hard drive, etc.
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