AppleTV Goes to Sleep While Playing Music

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jdag, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. jdag macrumors 6502a

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    I've noticed that my AppleTV will enter sleep mode even while actively playing music. Most recently, I noticed that the unit entered sleep mode while using iRadio.

    I would have though that such activity would override the setting to sleep after 1 hour since there was in fact activity.

    I have also seen this happen from time-to-time while playing videos, but I have yet to see a pattern.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Turn off the sleep mode? Anand tech showed that the AppleTV3 uses only 1.5w when idle and the AppleTV3r2 uses less than 1. I turned off the sleep mode on all of mine. Even at idle all month long each of my AppleTV3s will only use 1KW which is about 10 cents here. Even if you put them to sleep they will still draw about half that power so the 5 cents savings each month isn't worth it to me.

    http://www.macrumors.com/2013/03/15/tweaked-apple-tv-offers-significant-but-nearly-invisible-power-savings-with-more-efficient-chip-designs/
     
  3. jdag thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I will try that
     

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