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2492 Views 15 Replies Latest reply: Apr 7, 2008 8:52 AM by Reuben Feffer
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2008 4:17 AM (in response to Reuben Feffer)I just hold down the play/pause button for a couple of seconds - emphatically longer than just clicking it - and then release. The Apple TV then switches off normally.
That's how I've always done it, so I don't know whether holding the button down for an extended period helps or hinders the process.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2), High-Res 17" 2.4GHz 2GB
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2008 4:25 AM (in response to Reuben Feffer)I think that this is normal. I have found that you can hold it down until the light goes out, or you can hold it down for just a few seconds and the system will still shut down. I have noticed no difference from the old firmware to the new.Intel Box Core 2 Duo, Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2008 5:37 AM (in response to William Potere)then you are lucky - as you will see in the thread called "Take 2 Update Causes Crashes, Freezes, Glitching" the performance and responsiveness of the AppleTV has dropped considerably. Menus are painfully slow and the remote is very unresponsive.HP, Windows Vista, Core2 Duo Laptop and QuadCore Desktop
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2008 5:46 AM (in response to Piel)My experience is totally different to yours: I am getting much better responsiveness on both my Apple TVs since the update. I notice that you are using Windows. Have you ruled that out as the source of your problem - even given that it is Apple's own iTunes software that you're using?
I have only one complaint - the need to manually sync to update the data on the Apple TV when an item is added or deleted from iTunes.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2), High-Res 17" 2.4GHz 2GB
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2008 6:30 AM (in response to Bernard Harte)"notice that you are using Windows. Have you ruled that out as the source of your problem - even given that it is Apple's own iTunes software that you're using?"
well using windows would only cause problems if the menus was stream stuff
or if windows would somehow fragment his atv's hd more then a mac's itune would
fragmenting of the hd
or too full hd no more then 75% should be used really
could cause those issuesShuttle, Windows XP Pro
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2008 3:19 AM (in response to Piel)The problem with my Apple TV Take 2 seems to be that the Hard Drive is really fragmented. When I go to turn it off, there's about 10 seconds of frantic Hard Drive activity, as if the Apple TV has a lot of stuff to write to its disk before it can switch off.
Again, when skipping through songs in My Music, the normally fluid graphics are pausing and stuttering as the Hard Drive crunches away for a second or two.
Is there any way to defragment the Apple TV's Hard Drive?17" iMac 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 16GB iPod Touch, 40GB Apple TV Take 2
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2008 2:40 AM (in response to Reuben Feffer)My Apple TV Take 2 seems to be getting worse. It took 1 MINUTE to turn off yesterday, again due to all the frantic hard drive activity!
Does anyone have a solution for this? It's really getting to the point where I don't want to use it, because it's so painfully slow and frustrating to use.17" iMac 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 16GB iPod Touch, 40GB Apple TV Take 2
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2008 3:16 AM (in response to Reuben Feffer)Well, I have to add...
TURNING OFF the Apple TV Take 2 at the wall, has temporarily solved this problem in that, I can now turn it on and off using the remote, in just a couple of seconds. Good. But how long again before the insane Hard Drive activity comes back and it takes me 28 seconds to turn it on, and 24-60 to turn it off?17" iMac 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 16GB iPod Touch, 40GB Apple TV Take 2
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2008 5:22 AM (in response to Reuben Feffer)Probably not what you want to hear but--NEVER turn OFF APPLE TV. I've been on since last April07 and have not experienced any issues whatsoever. Both upgrades installed smoothly and the unit still remains on and working flawlessly! Keep in mind the hard drive needs to spin to perform its magic and by turning it off you are periodically interupting its performance and stability.
Yes it costs a little more to keep APPLE TV on all the time, but the performance gain is worth the few extra $'s it costs to leave on all the time. Additionally, hard drives are designed to be on all the time.
MTBF rates provide for years of service when powered on continuously. Hard drive ON/OFF cycles can actually reduce MTBF rates. APPLE designed APPLE TV to be on 24/365-that's what they told me!!iMac + MacMini, Mac OS X (10.5.2), Cinema Displays
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2008 6:53 AM (in response to JohnnyDW)Hang on. When you say never turn off your Apple TV, do you mean with the Apple Remote or at the wall? Because the problem I was/am having is that my Apple TV can take up to 1 minute to turn off using the Apple Remote. And, as I understand, in this state, the Apple TV isn't really off, it's just Sleeping like a Mac does.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2008 3:31 AM (in response to Reuben Feffer)NEVER turn OFF your APPLE TV from either the remote or wall. This makes a big difference in HD
performance-dropping network signal!!iMac + MacMini, Mac OS X (10.4.9), Cinema Displays
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2008 4:02 PM (in response to Reuben Feffer)Yeah, mine has become painfull slow too as I can hear the hard drive crunching away. I have 75GB available - just don't know what to do.Apple IIc, Other OS, with mouse and monochrome 9" display
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2008 12:43 AM (in response to JohnnyDW)Why would turning off the AppleTV result in reduced performance the next time it is used? You wouldn't expect that from a computer?
The problem with leaving it on all the time is that it is very wasteful of energy. To be honest, the standby mode is not really standby at all... it just switches off the graphic driver. tests have shown:
normal operation - 22 watts
Standby mode - 17 watts... pointless!!!G5 PowerMac 1,8GHz SP / Intel iMac 17"/ MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 23" HP display, 1.5GB RAM / 512MB RAM - Boot Camp