Martin Millmore has created a new application for controlling Bye Bye Standby devices from the Media Center UI. PowerControllerMCE enables you to control the Bye Bye Standby devices which are a range of power control units designed so that you can turn the power on and off to devices like TVs remotely so there is no need to leave them on standby (more info on their web site). In fact it could be very useful this time of year with lots of us putting festive lights outside our house and this would be an ideal way to turn the lights on and off from Windows Media Center
The application is available in the Windows Media Center app store at Made for Media Center.com. You can read more details on Martin’s site and even take a look at the source code on Sourceforge.