Just got an ATV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by nando2323, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    I was on craigslist and found one near me and picked it up for $150. I hooked it up last night and everything is fine and it runs great. I just have a couple of questions.

    1. Is there a way to turn it off?

    2. Do you always have to reconnect to your library every time you use it. For instance my iMac goes to sleep at night so in the morning when I wake it up then I go to the :apple:TV it asks me to reconnect to the library. Is there a way to make that automatic? I hate having to reconnect every time.

    Besides these 2 things I really like it allot though.
  2. kevinbal macrumors regular


    Feb 28, 2006
    Storrs, CT
    1) You can't 'turn it off' per say, but you can put it to sleep in power saving mode. Just hold the play/pause button for 4-5 seconds and release. The white light will go out.

    2) If the source goes to sleep, there's no way to automatically reconnect (or stay connected.) You'll just have to suffer with the extra button click when you go to use the :apple:TV the first time each day.

    Great price and a great find, if I found one for $150ish, I'd probably pick up a second for the bedroom. Learn to love handbrake and enjoy your new toy :)
  3. nando2323 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    I figured that. I am on Handbrake full time at home on my mac, and DVDFab Platinum at work on my PC there, sooner or later I will have all my DVD's ripped I only got about 200 more to go LOL.
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    FWIW, it doesn't appear that "sleep" saves much power.

    http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/Power_Usage (watts)

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