I found out it's not possible to power on via a remote unless circuit changes are made. I experimented with suspend and wake but found 2 issues using the NUC when awaken from the suspend state. First, I cannot access a remote media server (Verizon FIOS Quantum DVR) and second Yahoo Weather does not display the temperature. Normal wired network shares are available though. When I reboot the NUC both features work again. Any ideas ?
OpenELEC 5.95.4 (latest)
60gb Kingston SSD
The issues you are reporting are not related to the hardware of the NUC but a software issue.
My recommendation is to update the os kernel to the latest version. Another good step is to post your issue at the OpenELEC community:
I agree with Kevin. This is an issue where particular Linux drivers are not properly restoring the configuration of the hardware when coming out of the low-power state. Going to newer Linux Kernels may include versions of the drivers that have these issues fixed.
Thanks Kevin & Scott. I posted this question on OpenELEC's forum this morning. Other than this issue, I'm loving my Intel NUC. I have a quick question before I wrap this up. When the NUC is in Suspend (low power state), about how much power is used (watts, amps) ? And is the built-in fan running ?
I personally haven't seen any measurements for standby power. You should check the review sites (like Tom's Hardware); they usually independently measure this stuff.
The fan receives no power and thus won't be running while the system is in S3, S4 or S5.