Hope I can get some minds together to figure out a solution to this issue. As we all know and have provably experienced, XBMC sometimes crashes. Previously I’d just reboot the ATV using my remote but now that I’m running a tethered JB, that’s not a viable option.
I already know about the SSH command “killall AppleTV” to restart my ATV without needing to connect and boot tethered, so that does the job. I’ve even automated a batch file to log in to the ATV, run the command and exit (using the awesome Plink).
However the problem with that is by running the command within XBMC, it defaults many of the settings, specifically the screen saver and sleep times. Other more important options are fine, but these reset. Every time. Without fail.
I know it’s not a huge issue. I know this doesn’t happen that often, but I’d there is another solution to soft-reset the ATV without requiring it to be tethered again, and that won’t reset any settings, I’d love to know