How to turn OFF aTV?

Hello everyone

I got my Apple Tv with a aTV Flash for a few months, been enjoying it ever since, before that I think the product was half way usable

The other day it suddenly stopped working… I would turn it on from sleep mode and I only got the yellow light blinking with no image on screen… Searched the web to find that it was most probable a video card problem… Today I took it to an authorized place here in Madrid where they fix Apple staff… They told me there´s nothing they could do about, that it would be cheaper to buy a new one, but that I could use mine on top of a paper pile just to hold the papers, very funny.

So I came back home and tried one last time to get it to work and it magically turned on again and is working fine again, don´t know for how long thou.

I´m thinking now the problem could have been heating problem.

So I would like to know how to turn the aTV off completely when not in use. I have tried with NitoTV´s Utilities, but it´s hard as hell to make it come back to life again. Could only do it by pressing Menu and volume down, so I get the restoring menu page.

Is there some other way that would just turn it off and then easily turn it back on?

Thank you very much for the help

Unfortunately the AppleTV does not have a power off or sleep mode. You can put it into standby by holding the play/pause button for 3 seconds, but this will only disable the video output.

Your best option if you want to leave the AppleTV plugged in at all times is to keep the unit in an open well ventilated area (i.e. not inside a media cabinet).

if you load nitotv there is a shut down script within the utilities.
i use that all the time and then i have all my stuff plugged into a apc switch that i can flip off once it powers down.