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how to put apple tv to sleep?

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jmanwee Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Oct 20, 2010 2:36 PM
if i turned my tv off already and i forgot to turn off the apple tv 2nd gen, i have to turn the tv back on and then put the apple tv to sleep, how do i put the apple tv to sleep with the apple tv remote? or its not possible? and you have to see the screen to navigate through the menu and choose to sleep Apple TV
  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,225 points)
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    Oct 20, 2010 2:54 PM (in response to jmanwee)
    lamonsasa,

    The default on the tv is to sleep after 1 hour. So if you didn't turn it off, it will turn itself off after 1 hour. You can change that setting in General > Sleep after > ... The smallest setting is 15 min, 30 min, 1 hour, and up...

    Hope this helps.

    Regards

    Edit: Hold the center select button down for 5 seconds and It'll go off.

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  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,225 points)
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    Oct 20, 2010 2:58 PM (in response to jmanwee)
    The menu button is the proper one to wake.

    Cheers
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  • regoli Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 12, 2010 6:10 AM (in response to captfred)
    I too was looking for a way to put the AppleTV (2nd gen) to 'sleep' with the remote. However, pressing and holding the center (round) button in the remote does not accomplish this with iOS 4.1.

    Is there any other way to put the AppleTV to sleep with the remote? Thanks!
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  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,520 points)
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    Dec 12, 2010 6:28 AM (in response to regoli)
    Is there any other way to put the AppleTV to sleep with the remote?

    You must be at the "top" of the menu (i.e., not be in any sub-menu) for pressing/holding the center button to work.

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  • regoli Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 12, 2010 6:33 AM (in response to Jon Walker)
    Thanks Jon! That did it! --mike

    p.s. Some might wonder why you would want to turn it off an AppleTV, rather than let it sleep on its own. My reason is simple: My audio receiver only has one optical input. So I have a great optical/TOSlink splitter ($6 from parts-express.com) that allows two TOSlink/optical outputs to feed one optical input (the stereo receiver). So in order to switch between my satellite TV receiver and the AppleTV, the other unit must be off, otherwise the receiver can't produce any sound.
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  • Lauren Friedl Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Dec 25, 2010 6:27 PM (in response to jmanwee)
    How I turn apple tv off?

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