Erm... how do I turn off my Apple TV?!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by suburbiton, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. suburbiton macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2009
    Please say it isn't by pressing menu several times to get back to the top level, selecting settings and then selecting Standby.

    I'm hoping, like an iPod, there a 'press-and-hold' option.

    Or there's always the 'pull-out-the-plug' option, but it seems a bit last century.
  2. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

    Bye Bye Baby

    Sep 15, 2004
    i(am in the)cloud
    Nope- there is stand-by from the settings menu or un-plug her. There ain't no buttons and there ain't no off switch.

    Cool has a price. :p
  3. suburbiton thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2009
    Oh. How *****! I thought Apple were trying to 'go green'.
  4. JAWWC macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2008
    Were did you get this info from? On the main menu screen press and hold play and it will go into standby.
  5. TheNightPhoenix macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2005
    He;'s talking about switching it off and not putting it in standby, Standby is just lick sleeping your mac, it doesn't shut down.
  6. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2008
    In fact, standby on the aTV is worse - the wifi and harddrive are still active - isn't it something like 17 W idle "on" and 14 W standby. Hopefully, the next big update (3.0) will include an option to have a proper standby (all off bar the IR sensor). My LCD manages 1 W in standby, so there's no reason the aTV shouldn't be able to too.
  7. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    i put mine into standby and then turn it off if i won't be using it for a few hours.

    it may be a small waste of energy, but added up, not so small
  8. ayale99 macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2007
    First of all, the obvious MacRumors forum statement: This has been discussed many times. Try searching the forums!

    Secondly: Somebody on the forum a while back did the math... in standby mode, the Apple TV will cost you $1 a month in electricity costs. Not too bad, but could be better. I imagine the next Apple TV will be "greener."
  9. Macmel macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2008
    what i normally do with things like this: plug it into an outlet rack with an ON/OFF button and switch on/off from there.
  10. minik macrumors 65816

    Jun 25, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    Yeap! I don't see any environmental status report or Energy Star compliant on the  tv page.

  11. striatedglutes macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2009
    This. Only way to cut it off entirely, even if you could turn it off. (vampire appliances, etc)
  12. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2008
    Worse than sleep on a mac (as in the post above). At least that cuts the wifi and drives.
  13. suburbiton thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2009
    I bought something from the Apple Store today and was given a lecture that Apple 'don't give carrier bags any more' cos of the environment.

  14. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    not true u just have to ask
  15. suburbiton thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2009
    Seems weird not 'shutting down' Apple TV before actually cutting the power.

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