Is it safe to unnplug Apple TV when not in use, or will that reset everything?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Whackintosh, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2009
    Montreal, Quebec
    Hey folks. Am thinking about getting an Apple TV, but am a little unhappy about the lack of an on/off switch. I won't be using this every day, let alone every hour, and I'd rather not have it running 24/7. Is it possible to only plug it in right before use, or will that start a lengthy setup process every time I start it up?
  2. BobC macrumors newbie


    Apr 15, 2007
    Providence, RI
    Keeping it off...

    It's fine to unplug it when it's not in use! In fact, I have mine on a switched surge protector which also powers a small fan that blows over the AppleTV to keep it extra-cool in my home entertainment unit. ;)

    It only takes about 80 seconds or so for the unit to boot, and it doesn't "lose" any settings between uses.

    It's probably not necessary, but I always put my AppleTV in "Standby" mode just before I remove the power.

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