I've done a few Google searches and searched the forum also, there doesn't seem to be a simple consolidated answer to the simple question "What do I need to do with respect to PC shutdown, hibernation and sleep in order for planned recordings to work". Now silly me I thought - this is a robust Microsoft solution, if I set a test recording and then shut the PC down then Windows will handle that (changing shutdown into sleep/hibernation as appropriate). It didn't, it just missed the recording, can't say I was too suprised, but I was disappointed that MS hadn't handled this most basic of functionality.
So whats the deal ? Apologies if this seems a silly question, I'm new to Media Center and have done some searching on it.