The idea that low-power consumption justifies why the Vero doesn’t need shutdown is pretty short-sighted. Turning it off avoids wear from otherwise constant heat, powers down inactive peripherals or USB devices, and reduces the likelihood of data corruption when experiencing a power outage or short cycling. 24/7 runtime is engineered obsolescence; no consumer wants that.
I bought the Vero 4K+ to replace/upgrade my Raspberry Pi 2. Yes, the RasPi’s startup/shutdown operated the same way, but an IR power module from MSLDigital was available to circumvent that limitation. It would be great to see the Vero updated with IR power functions, as (1) it’s common on almost every remote-controlled electronic device, and (2) an IR sensor is integrated in the Vero.
I see. Then I’ll have to settle for reminding/teaching users to shutdown the Vero when not in use, as well as buy a 5mm barrel power switch adapter to not wear out the plugs when starting up.
For anyone keeping up, there are cheap 5V IR relay circuits available to put in-line with the power cord (allowing power to be cut off or restarted). But unless you’re comfortable with basic electronics, have a smart IR remote like Harmony, and are familiar with mapping IR keys in OSMC & staging/delaying the IR commands in your remote, it may be more trouble than it’s worth. I’ll see how the whole teaching-users (aka my family) thing goes…
The reason I switch mine off at the wall most times is that, in Suspend Mode, the attached USB stays powered on. Can the Suspend mode be configured to remove power to the USB ports and repower when the unit comes out of Suspend? I don’t mean by an individual typing in commands. I mean that the function is included in one of the Vero 4K updates.
In case replies or votes for this count at all, I’d like to add my +1 to this for the same reason mentioned above.
I have multiple hdd enclosures that are synced to power via USB hub so that when the main device (Vero 4k) is turned off, the hdds spindown and wait for a connection to spin up again.
Would love to be able to power on the Vero via remote instead of unplugging and plugging back in.
How about a physical on/off button the Vero as a compromise?