Leave ATV2 on or sleep mode?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MajorTCS, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. MajorTCS macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2009
    Farmington CT
    I connected the ATV2, and, am so far pleased. I put it to "sleep" and noticed the next day "netflix" required me to sign in again. A real pain because the "keypad" is so poor (slow). Is it necessary to put the ATV to sleep? Is there any harm in leaving it on? There should be an APP for ATV which would make the whole thing more intuitive.
  2. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    I had that happen a few times back when i first received my ATV, but as a rule putting the ATV to sleep should not require you to re-sign into Netflix.
  3. jamespa66 macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2007
    Kenosha, WI
    Doesn't matter either way as the ATV goes to "sleep" on it's own after an hour.
  4. miklovo macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2008
    I've never once put my ATV to sleep. I just back out to main menu and change inputs. It'll zzzzzz on it's own.......
  5. daver11 macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    I unplug mine. Even in sleep mode it is hot to the touch...
  6. sandman42 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2003
    I set my :apple:TV 2 to never sleep. I don't like having to wake it up every time I go to use it or want it available for Airplay. I don't think the new one draws much power when it's not in use -- unlike the original it barely even gets warm.
  7. newagemac macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    You can set it to Never Sleep as well as choose different time intervals.
  8. newagemac macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    He was referring to the new model. It doesn't get hot like the older one did so no point really in unplugging it or even sleeping it. It's like an iPod Touch with no screen.

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