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nando2323
Jan 11, 2008, 07:37 AM
I was on craigslist and found one near me and picked it up for $150. I hooked it up last night and everything is fine and it runs great. I just have a couple of questions.

1. Is there a way to turn it off?

2. Do you always have to reconnect to your library every time you use it. For instance my iMac goes to sleep at night so in the morning when I wake it up then I go to the :apple:TV it asks me to reconnect to the library. Is there a way to make that automatic? I hate having to reconnect every time.

Besides these 2 things I really like it allot though.



kevinbal
Jan 11, 2008, 07:41 AM
1) You can't 'turn it off' per say, but you can put it to sleep in power saving mode. Just hold the play/pause button for 4-5 seconds and release. The white light will go out.

2) If the source goes to sleep, there's no way to automatically reconnect (or stay connected.) You'll just have to suffer with the extra button click when you go to use the :apple:TV the first time each day.

Great price and a great find, if I found one for $150ish, I'd probably pick up a second for the bedroom. Learn to love handbrake and enjoy your new toy :)

nando2323
Jan 11, 2008, 08:08 AM
1) You can't 'turn it off' per say, but you can put it to sleep in power saving mode. Just hold the play/pause button for 4-5 seconds and release. The white light will go out.

2) If the source goes to sleep, there's no way to automatically reconnect (or stay connected.) You'll just have to suffer with the extra button click when you go to use the :apple:TV the first time each day.

Great price and a great find, if I found one for $150ish, I'd probably pick up a second for the bedroom. Learn to love handbrake and enjoy your new toy :)

I figured that. I am on Handbrake full time at home on my mac, and DVDFab Platinum at work on my PC there, sooner or later I will have all my DVD's ripped I only got about 200 more to go LOL.

aristobrat
Jan 11, 2008, 08:39 AM
FWIW, it doesn't appear that "sleep" saves much power.

http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/Power_Usage (watts)
* Main menu: 14-15W
* Playing a 640x480 XviD file: 17-18W
* dnetc -benchmark2: 20W
* "Sleeping" (white light off, no video output after holding down Play button): 14-15W
* After a "shutdown -h now" command: 15W