Apple TV Sleep

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Ricky Smith, May 25, 2012.

  1. Ricky Smith macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2006
    Boston, MA
    So I've got an AppleTV HD and right now I have it set to sleep after an hour. However I want to mount it behind the TV or in my home theater cabinet when I finish it. So I won't be using the IR remote that the AppleTV has. Is there any downfall to setting the AppleTV to never go to sleep?

    It's clearly not a powerhog and I can't see it using more than a few dollars a year to run without sleep. It's all solid state so is there really any issue with that?

    Anyone do this?
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Nope, a lot of people leave theirs on all the time.
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    the IR receiver on the aTV is pretty sensitive, a lot of people have luck mounting the aTV behind the tv, with the front pointing down at the floor. It's out of sight, but the IR remote will still work.
  4. EmpyreanUK macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2011
    How will you control it? The iOS app can wake an Apple TV from sleep over WiFi.

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