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Offline Nudge

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Interactive - Wake PC to update guide?
« on: February 02, 2010, 06:58:47 PM »
Does Interactive (3.0.0.10) wake the PC to update the EPG at the automatic time? or does it update at the next available oppurtunity?

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Re: Interactive - Wake PC to update guide?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 09:41:35 PM »
We don't do anything special here so if your PC is asleep during the EPG download time it will simply grab it next time it wakes up.

There has been some interest in being able to control the PC sleep/wake from the application. I would be interested in people's thoughts on this subject.

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Re: Interactive - Wake PC to update guide?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010, 07:35:46 AM »
Thanks Luke, I thought that was the behaviour. Certainly some interest in the option here. Not really too much of an issue at the moment as my PCs are constantly utilised.

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Re: Interactive - Wake PC to update guide?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2010, 08:37:50 AM »
I suppose it would be a nice feature.

Due to me using my PC with a Toppy5000 in the past I've had it on wake alarm each day for updating EPG's anyway (as well as doing backups). I've now done that for the IceTV Interactive.

Most MB's I've bought these days seem to have the option. I guess it's just if you're technical enough to know how to set it.

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Re: Interactive - Wake PC to update guide?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2010, 11:03:05 AM »
Myself, and the few other HTPC users I know, don't put the computer to sleep, so it is a feature that wouldn't benefit us.

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Re: Interactive - Wake PC to update guide?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010, 10:09:34 PM »
I'd urge caution, given that MS don't publish their API, and having recently suffered problems related to recording padding.  Getting windows to sleep can be tricky at times (though MCE StandbyTool is great).

If you do go for this, please make it an opt-in feature, rather than having the installer tweak Windows settings automatically.
Win7, 2x Hauppague 2200

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Re: Interactive - Wake PC to update guide?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2010, 11:25:09 PM »
I have successfully set my media box to sleep. I just created a dummy task in scheduler to wake the system up 1 min before the EPG update time.


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