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Ricky Smith
May 25, 2012, 07:47 PM
So I've got an AppleTV HD and right now I have it set to sleep after an hour. However I want to mount it behind the TV or in my home theater cabinet when I finish it. So I won't be using the IR remote that the AppleTV has. Is there any downfall to setting the AppleTV to never go to sleep?

It's clearly not a powerhog and I can't see it using more than a few dollars a year to run without sleep. It's all solid state so is there really any issue with that?

Anyone do this?



rgarjr
May 25, 2012, 08:27 PM
Nope, a lot of people leave theirs on all the time.

waw74
May 27, 2012, 10:28 PM
the IR receiver on the aTV is pretty sensitive, a lot of people have luck mounting the aTV behind the tv, with the front pointing down at the floor. It's out of sight, but the IR remote will still work.

EmpyreanUK
May 28, 2012, 04:00 AM
How will you control it? The iOS app can wake an Apple TV from sleep over WiFi.