OK, so you have bought the new Apple TV and have been using the very nice iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch Remote application to control it. But the thing is that the AppleTV will go to sleep after, by default, 1 hour of idle time. This is a good thing for the environment and your TV… but can be frustrating since it appear as if you can only wake it up with the tiny aluminum remote.
Fear not, there is a way to wake up the sleeping beauty with the Remote application. Simply go to the control screen and touch the “menu” word at the bottom of the screen. That’s it, the sleeping beauty will awake!
This feature allow me to hide the AppleTV behind the TV mounted on the wall so that no wires are visible… and no IR can be reaching it… hence the need to always rely on the Remote application to control it.
I hope this will help you get the most of the unit.