on/off switch

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by joshsand66, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. joshsand66 macrumors newbie

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    Got nw Apple TV. Very good so far. But ....
    I dont get why there is no on/off switch.
    All my other electronics have.
    As most power cables are tucked away behind or under the cabinet its a pain. grumble grumble:p
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    It doesn't have one because it uses so very little electricity when idle.
     
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  6. BoulderBum macrumors 6502a

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    From a top-level menu, hold the "Play/Pause" button down several seconds to turn the Apple TV off/hibernate it. Easy peasy.

    You can also configure the Apple TV to automatically hibernate after a shorter period of time. I set mine to hibernate after 15 minutes.

    Note that in hibernation, the Apple TV draws only .9W (it consumes about 2W when on), which is better than many devices' vampire draw in their "off" state.
     
  7. newagemac macrumors 68020

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    It only draws 2W when playing movies. When idle it draws even less than that. Considering that the average light bulb draws 60W and the average DVR draws 30W when "off" I think worrying about if the Apple TV is sleep, off, or not is a nonconcern.
     

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