As I understand it, HDMI is capable of sending "control" signals that can force a device at least into standby mode. I've also heard it can reset devices and even control certain models of bluray/dvd player.
My question is, can this be used with the Xbox 360 in order to power up the device using a TV remote instead of one of the wireless controllers?
My reason for asking is that my wireless controller won't turn the device on if it's plugged in (charging), only if it's unplugged - and since the charge pack has now died, it's always plugged in (charging) so I can't turn the xbox on remotely.
I realise this is virtually the epitome of laziness, but I'm asking more out of curiosity than anything (no, really...).