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Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Macman45, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    After the latest software update, my ATV seems to switch itself on without any input from the remote, or my iPhone or iPad.

    It goes to sleep after the designated hour, and I can think of no reason why it's suddenly started doing this.

    Everything else working fine.
  2. Batt macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2007
    Syracuse, NY
    I have two of them, and they've both done that under every software version. They are apparently haunted.
  3. Macman45 thread starter macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    A Ghost

    In MY ATV..? Spooky. :eek:

    It's not having any effect on the unit's performance, and short of sitting up all night and watching it, I think I'll just leave it.

    For all I know it might have been doing it prior to the updated software anyway! :)
  4. mstrze macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    To me, it seems like everytime I use my remote...for controlling any piece of my home theater ATV2 likes to turn on. :(
  5. Mac Eagle macrumors member

    May 5, 2010
    Same here. I have a Harmony One and whenever I use it to turn on my system, even if the activity is not to watch Apple TV, it will turn the Apple TV on. I even went into my Harmony settings to make sure that it was not a component of the particular activity I was doing.

    I think it may be that anytime the Apple TV receives an HDMI signal it is powering on.
  6. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    Mine seems to behave like Mstze's, where other component remotes seem to have an affect on the aTV. I've put my aTV to sleep manually, only to come back later and see that the white light is on.

    However, when I switch inputs on the TV, the aTV isn't actually on. Just the white light.
  7. big samm macrumors 65816

    big samm

    Oct 27, 2008
    That's exactly what think...
  8. munkees macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2005
    Pacific Northwest
    my Apple TV only turns on via the remote, then the apple TV sends a HDMI signal to the TV, which allows me to change the input. My TV is an LG.
  9. Macman45 thread starter macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    That Makes Sense

    I did turn on my HD recorder, that sends a signal through to the tv which is connected to the ATV. Makes sense, I will try it.

    No big deal though :)
  10. cderalow macrumors 6502


    i find that mine turns itself on (when off) if it senses the TV turn on or off. pretty sure it's not remote cross traffic, as it does it when i've turned the tv off by the physical switch on the tv as well.

    maybe auto sensing the hdmi output for the return?
  11. Rorlow, Aug 7, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2011

    Rorlow macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Detroit, MI
    what was the aTV update version number? was it for the aTV2? Reason I ask is I haven't seen any aTV updates on mine in ages, its like they forgot about the original aTV after the aTV2 came out . . .
  12. Sedulous macrumors 68020


    Dec 10, 2002

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