Faster way to sleep AppleTV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by AppleCrisp, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. AppleCrisp macrumors member

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    Its kind of a hassle to have to navigate out of whatever I was watching all the way over to the sleep now button in the settings. Is there any way to quickly sleep it? Holding down a button on the remote maybe? Thanks!
     
  2. doboy macrumors 68000

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    yes, hold down the center button (on the directional keys) when in the main menu.
     
  3. chriso89 macrumors regular

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  4. AppleCrisp thread starter macrumors member

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    apple conditioned me to not pay attention to manuals! they're always one page long

    thanks doboy!
     
  5. drewc1138 macrumors 6502

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    Just curious...why do people care about sleeping it? I thought one of the things they heralded was how little power it ran on.
     
  6. miklovo macrumors member

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    When I first got my apple tv I was all about "putting it to sleep" but I got over that after about a week. When I'm done using it now, I just switch inputs back to the cable box and eventually it goes to sleep.
     
  7. Slower Pace macrumors member

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    Are you streaming radio?

    When my :apple:TV wouldn't sleep from time to time I investigated. I discovered the last thing I was doing was listening to Internet radio, and even though I went off HDMI and turned off my surround sound system, :apple:TV was still playing song after song.

    On the menu I now go to TV or Movies, then to my TV setting off the HDMI the :apple:TV is using, then turn off the surround sound system. It sleeps in 1/2 hour afterwards every time now.
     
  8. The General macrumors 601

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    they should have also conditioned you not to think about things like sleeping the appletv. it's pointless.
     

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