Quote: Originally Posted by Jeff D
I will give that a try. I wanted to see firstly whether Windows 7 would do it properly before I tried any third party apps. I am surprised that Windows 7 doesn't have a similar little interface for setting up power options particular to Media Centre as the ability to sleep/wake up/sleep unattended, etc is very fundamental to an HTPC setup with live TV.
Dumb question but do you have Away Mode
enabled? Start > Run, type powercfg.cpl -> Advanced Settings -> Multimedia settings -> When sharing media -> Setting: Allow the computer to enter Away Mode
Personally I don't like Away Mode so what I've done on my HTPC is enable Sleep and setup a schedule so that during the hours that I'm normally not home if the computer is woken up by anything but a HID then the sleep time is 1 minute. Not exactly what you'd like but it has worked well for me.