turning ATV off

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by TyWahn, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2003
    Hello everybody. My Harmony remote turns off my ATV automatically when I switch viewing activities. Could this be harmful doing this a couple times a day?
  2. macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2006
    Are you sure it's not just putting it to sleep? My harmony does just that. When I return to using Apple TV, it's right where I left it, even if I last switched activities mid-song.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2003
    you know, I am not sure. I just know the light shuts off and the input goes dead on the tv.
  4. macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    Most likely it is in a "sleep" mode or standby mode, as many call it. Funny enough, an easy way to tell is to literally touch it. If it is slightly warm to the touch, then its still active, but in the standby/sleep mode. If it is ice cold, then its completely off. But as far as I know, the only way to make it turn completely off is to literally unplug it from the wall. Hope that helps.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    Newton, MA
    The only way to shut off this device is by severing its power connection. If your :apple:TV is plugged into the wall, your remote is putting it to sleep. If it is plugged into an outlet on an A/V receiver or your TV, it might me a switched outlet, which could be turning off the juice, though I doubt it.

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