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Using Raspberry Pi (running Openelec) to turn off TV and Amp when idling. Answered


I was hoping that you guys might be able to offer some advice to this problem (have looked everywhere and cannot find a possible solution).

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 (running Openelec) connected to a TV via an A/V amp.

Is there a way, whereby whenever the Pi hasn't been used in a while and goes into a lower power state, it can cut the power to the TV and amp?  The point being that I can then leave the Pi on all the time and simply press the remote to have the TV and amp come on automatically.

I have considered power saving power strips but I am not sure that the master socket would work with a Pi because of the small change in wattage between idling mode and full power.

The only possible solution I have found so far is somehow to use these:


However, am I  correct in thinking that Energenie only works when you are using the Pi as a dedicated home automation solution?

I would be so grateful for any help.