AppleTV Power On\Off

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jchildress, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. jchildress macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    I just picked up an ATV this weekend and was wondering if it ever powers off? I see no "Power Off" option in the menu or on the remote, so I assume that it goes into a sleep mode or something like that.

    Is it safe to keep the ATV on, assuming it goes into power save? Or is there some way that I should be powering it down?
  2. dissdnt macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
    There's no way to really power it down but you can force it into sleep mode by holding down the play/pause button for a few seconds. Screen should go black and the little green light will turn off.
  3. mrgreeneyes macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2007
    but is it normal for it to still be hot after a few hours of it being in sleep mode?
  4. tomd51 macrumors newbie


    Jul 15, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    Unfortunately, yes. Some owners have reported that it does get cooler after putting it in 'standby' for a period of a half hour or more, but I've noticed a minimal difference at best.

    This was physically one of the poorest decisions (IMHO) that Apple made on this device... :confused:

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