can you put apple tv to sleep from remote???

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Towelie1288, Apr 2, 2012.

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    Towelie1288

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    just puchased new apple tv over the weekend

    can you put apple tv to sleep from remote???
    if not i cant beleive this wasnt put in
    i thought you would hold down the play pause button for a couple seconds but apprantly not
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Hold the center select button down for 5 seconds and It'll go off.
     
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    maturola

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    Menu + Center Button :D
     
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    chenks

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    that's incorrect.

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    this is correct.
     
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    maturola

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    That may be the case, I had always used both, but maybe only the center button is required, It works for me, and I kind of used to it by now :D
     
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    whooleytoo

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    Forgive me for moaning, but this is what I dislike about Apple's 'beautifully simple' remote control. A task like putting the device to sleep isn't intuitive, you either end up searching for the user-guide (if you still have it) or asking online, instead of just tapping a Power/Standby button as on any other remote.
     
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    chenks

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    or here's a crazy idea... leaving it alone and letting it go to sleep automatically!
    that's more intuitive than almost every other device I have that stays awake unless otherwise told to.
     
  8. macrumors 68010

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    Except that XBMC turns off auto sleep...
     
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    So the complaint is against the manufacturer but about a jail broken device???
     
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    steve-p

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    That's what I do. I used to turn it off with ATV1 because of the ridiculous heat, not that it made much difference, but I just don't bother with ATV2 and ATV3 since it draws so little power and goes to sleep of its own accord anyway.

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    The OP mentioned "new Apple TV" which I assume means ATV3, not jailbreakable, and therefore no XBMC.
     
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    whooleytoo

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    Well, most devices these days have an auto-standby option. That is what I use with the ATV, (mostly because I just learned of the "hold Select for 5 seconds to sleep" option and keep forgetting it's there ;) ). It's not just the sleep 'keystroke', it's the reset keystroke too. Over-simplification and style-over-function, IMO.
     
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    In settings you can determine an amount of time before it goes to sleep. It draws nearly no power. I just let it go to sleep after an hour of inactivity.
     

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