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Apple TV off Switch

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Mar 20, 2010 8:47 PM
I just recently purchased an Apple TV today, I synced it and played around with it. A few minutes ago I looked to turn it off and was unable to find an off switch for it. I noticed the option to set it to 'Standby', but I am wondering if there is an option to actually turn it off. Am I missing something?
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  • capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)
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    Mar 20, 2010 9:09 PM (in response to ksking21)
    The power cord is the off switch. The only way to actually turn it off is to unplug it.
    iMac 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, MBP 2.53 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.1), The more I think, the more I think I shouldn't think more.
  • howdydamnit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 21, 2010 7:47 AM (in response to capaho)
    I use an extension cord with a foot-toggle switch to create an on/off button. My device would stop communicating with my iMac after it had been on for a few days to which I attribute to over-heating (despite the facts: a) it is positioned in an open-air location not on top of any other devices, and b) it is hard-wired to my router). I'm not happy about this work-around, but the Apple TV's boot up time is relatively short so it works.
  • capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)
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    Mar 21, 2010 6:57 PM (in response to howdydamnit)
    My device would stop communicating with my iMac after it had been on for a few days to which I attribute to over-heating....


    I think excessive heat may be a factor in most of the ATV stability issues.
    iMac 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, MBP 2.53 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.1), The more I think, the more I think I shouldn't think more.
  • Murphtall Calculating status...
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    Mar 23, 2010 4:00 PM (in response to howdydamnit)
    if one unplugs it should one also turn off itunes and maybe the mac too? because a simple unplug won't get mine apple tv to stream
    dual 2.7 GHz G5, Mac OS X (10.5.8), MDD867 G4, PowerBook G4, iPod Classic, 2 Shuffles, 3 iPhones; Mac User since '86
  • carvermon Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Mar 27, 2010 1:43 PM (in response to ksking21)
    Holding the play/pause button for about 6 seconds will shut it down (easier than navigating to the standby option), but I think it is the same as standby - not OFF off.

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  • emmotive Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2010 2:50 AM (in response to ksking21)
    I would use the standby, except that I still hear my disc spinning and the click of it seeking even in standby - is this supposed to happen? Surely the standby mode should shut off the disc?
  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
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    Jun 14, 2010 2:56 AM (in response to emmotive)
    emmotive wrote:
    I would use the standby, except that I still hear my disc spinning and the click of it seeking even in standby - is this supposed to happen? Surely the standby mode should shut off the disc?


    yes, as it's not a standby function, it's a sleep function.
    certain parts always stay awake otherwise the appletv woulnd't be able to sync with itunes.
     MBP 2.4GHz  Mac Mini G4  2 x AppleTV  iPhone 3GS 32GB  iPod Classic 80GB, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)
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    Jun 14, 2010 7:23 AM (in response to emmotive)
    Surely the standby mode should shut off the disc?


    Standby mode is really just a screen blanker, because it doesn't do much more than cut off the A/V output.
    iMac 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, MBP 2.53 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.1), The more I think, the more I think I shouldn't think more.
  • Jason83521 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 15, 2010 8:51 PM (in response to ksking21)
    I really cannot stand power "vampires" (appliances not in use but continue to suck power) Anything that generates heat (apple tv) you can assume is drawing substantial power, kinda makes me wonder if Apple had a prearranged deal with the power companies.
    The only way to turn off a apple tv is to unplug it or buy a power strip with a built in switch.
    Try putting an ammeter on a partially exposed plug to see how much power your apple tv (in standby mode) is still consuming, U will be surprised and maybe shocked.
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  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
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    Jun 16, 2010 12:59 AM (in response to Jason83521)
    Jason83521 wrote:
    I really cannot stand power "vampires" (appliances not in use but continue to suck power) Anything that generates heat (apple tv) you can assume is drawing substantial power, kinda makes me wonder if Apple had a prearranged deal with the power companies.
    The only way to turn off a apple tv is to unplug it or buy a power strip with a built in switch.
    Try putting an ammeter on a partially exposed plug to see how much power your apple tv (in standby mode) is still consuming, U will be surprised and maybe shocked.


    19 watts is what it draws when i use.
     MBP 2.4GHz  Mac Mini G4  2 x AppleTV  iPhone 3GS 32GB  iPod Classic 80GB, Mac OS X (10.6.3)

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