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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Yeap! I don't see any environmental status report or Energy Star compliant on the  tv page.

    Worse?
     
  11. striatedglutes macrumors 6502

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

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    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

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    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.

    FAIL
     
  14. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    not true u just have to ask
     
  15. suburbiton thread starter macrumors member

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    Seems weird not 'shutting down' Apple TV before actually cutting the power.
     

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