hi all I want to use my laptop to record tv digitally rather than buy a box that sits under my tv to do the same thing (I have a dell inspiron 6400).
However I only really want to do this if I can set my pc to wakeup/powerup at the time the programme starts and then powerdown once finished - just like a traditional video recorder. (I'm not keen to run my laptop on full power all day just for say an hr's tv in the middle of the day when I'm not there).
Perhaps this can be achieved through the power management settings - to come out of hibernation for example by a set time (not by a manual action - I won't be there!) and then hibernate again after a certain time.