Turning Apple TV off?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MicroApple, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    God I feel like an idiot, but how do you turn this thing off? Is it meant to stay on all the time, I don't see a power button anywhere, and I'd rather not have to unplug it.

    Also when I use my Apple TV remote my Mac starts going crazy, how do I unpair it from my Mac.
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    I dont think you do turn it off.

  3. macrumors 65816


    Press and hold the 'play' button while on the main menu page.
  4. macrumors 65816

    There is a sleep now option under settings and also you can hold down the center button on the remote until it shuts off
  5. macrumors 65816


    I think there has always been a sleep option hasn't there... its just to cumbersome to navigate to it! :)
  6. macrumors 68000

    I'm glad you asked.
    I was wondering that myself!
  7. macrumors 65816

    I was thinking the same thing. I found the option to turn off IR under system preferences -> security -> under general (last option, at least for SL)
  8. macrumors 65816

    Sleep now as in "Sleep Now." Yes that option was always there from start. Also holding down play button doesn't turn off, it' the center button on the directional buttons.
  9. macrumors regular

    Alright got it everyone, thanks, now anyone know a guide to pair the Remote.app to the TV i cant get it to work...
  10. macrumors 65816

    Do you ever read the manual?:D Turn on home sharing for both TV and idevice and make sure on same network. It should do the rest.
  11. macrumors regular

    Too excited, probably a good idea though.
  12. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Here you go...

  13. macrumors member

    My Harmony One remote somehow puts it to sleep even though I don't see a sleep command on the button list.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    My Harmony One is somehow setting it to 480p when I change to my "Use Apple TV" activity, so I only see a quarter of the display..?? I think it's treating it as an old style Apple TV and sending the wrong command.. What settings did you use for yours? Cheers.
  15. macrumors 65816


    Depends on which remote you are using... I have the white remote, not the aluminium remote....
  16. macrumors member

    I let the Logitech website handle the remote settings. I did not see any video output settings on the ATV2 menu. My Onkyo is getting a 720P signal. Your 480P may be a result of a setting on your receiver or display.
  17. macrumors 68020

    Same here. Kind of a nice bonus though lol.
  18. macrumors member

    course, keepin it on keeps you logged in to everything. that alone is worth leaving it on for me
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Yeah leave it on...the new Apple TV only pulls 6 watts of power right?

    leave it on!
  20. macrumors regular

    I've read about 2.5W under load, and less than that when idle. I haven't hooked up my Kill-a-watt to verify yet, though.
  21. macrumors 6502a


    Fixed it.. re-added the device and it seems to be ok now. Incidentally it was the Logitech website that caused the problem.. Was sending a "start FrontRow" command before, despite having selected Apple TV.. not sure if that was screwing it up. Strange.

    Anyways - all working perfectly now though :)
  22. macrumors 68020

    6 Watts is the max it can ever pull because that is the rating of the power supply. It has been tested that while playing Netflix videos it uses less than 2 watts. When they put it to sleep, it used so little power they couldn't even register a reading with a Kill A Watt meter.

    To put this in perspective, cable/satellite DVRs use approximately 30 watts when "sleeping".
  23. macrumors 65816


    That's quite incredible.

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