[mythtv-users] IR Remote - Power ON system???

David Morris mythtv at morrisonthenet.com
Fri Jul 29 10:28:42 EDT 2005

I leave my Myth box running 24/7, so I haven't bothered with configuring 
a power-on feature.  But I do have an IR wireless keyboard and a 
JP1-programmable remote that is now programmed with the keyboards IR 
codes.  The keyboard IR receiver plugs into the keyboard and mouse PS2 
ports.  So with something like this, if your BIOS supports 
wake-on-keyboard, then it would be trivial.  Also, many mobo's support 
wakeup on serial I/O -- I haven't tried it but it might only work for a 
specific signal like RI (ring indicator) and I don't think you'd get 
that from a serial IR interface unless you built it yourself. 

I'm a big fan of the IR keyboard method, because it gives you a compact, 
full-featured keyboard with mouse functionality for when you need to do 
admin or other keyboard work, and with a JP1-capable remote like my OFA 
8811urw ($18 at Wal-Mart) and a JP1 cable you can use free software to 
setup the remote to send keyboard signals for anything you like.

I have the Lite-On IR keyboard from NewEgg that I believe has since been 
discontinued, but the same keyboard is sold under other brand names and 


Petersen Curt wrote:

>Hi all.
>I'm building a second frontend for my living room.  So far I've kept
>the price down to $130 by using a lot of extra hardware I have lieing
>around my place from old builds.  So I want to spend some money on a
>good universal remote to control the box.
>I've been searching for one that can not only power off the system,
>but also power it on.  Anyone have that working with a particular
>remote?  Maybe there's a USB model out there that can wake up the
>system?  Or a PS/2 interface to generate a keystroke?  I know a lot of
>BIOS support that feature.  If necessary, I wouldn't mind playing
>around with nvram-wakeup so the frontend sleeps instead of powering
>off completely.
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