Downloads and Sleeping

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by hubbni, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. hubbni macrumors newbie

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    When I am downloading a rental or podcast to my apple tv, sometimes I don't want to leave it on, as I might want to go to bed. Am I able to put the unit to sleep and still have it continue downloading? (Obviously I understand how sleep works on a mac, so in that case no.) I was just unsure how the apple tv sleep worked, and if you were still able to do downloads and synch while it is in this mode.
     
  2. kbunch macrumors member

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    I am not sure about your answer since I have not tried. I wounder why you want to put it into sleep mode? Mine seems to be just as warm in sleep mode vs on so I assume it is drawing about the same amount of electricity. Also if you leave it on to download I believe it will go into sleep mode once the download is finished and the sleep mode time limit is reached.
     
  3. slate1 macrumors regular

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    What sleep mode time limit??? Is that something new I missed in 2.0? If I leave my :apple:TV just sitting there it never goes into sleep mode unless I force it to.
     
  4. kbunch macrumors member

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    No it is nothing you missed... I guess I am wrong. I thought it would go into sleep mode. I just got mine 2 weeks ago so I am not sure about all the functionality.
     
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  6. hubbni thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Perfect, that is what I wanted to know!

    I guess it is just new, and I was worried about leaving it on all the time. But it looks like downloads still continue even when put into standby.
     
  7. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah devices today don't really turn off. I think they only even put a standby mode, to help ease the worries of those who miss an off button.
     

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