AppleTV Power On\Off

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

  1. jchildress macrumors member

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    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

    dissdnt

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    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 6502

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

    tomd51

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    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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