I just got a new 780G motherboard that supports "away mode". I understand this is supported now in MCE and allows the PC to go into a non-interactive state where it can still record TV etc. in the background (PC can still sleep/hibernate if doing nothing). The first advantage I could see for me is that a recording can be going on but the wife/kids/cat etc. cannot so easily interfere with it! (as there is not output to the TV and keyboard/mouse are turned off etc.)
I only read a little on it but, if it is feasible, is this something that GB-PVR might benefit from in the future?
Found this technical doc explaining it.
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system.../awaymode.mspx

Any thoughts?