“Some owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV are complaining that the device is spontaneously waking up itself and/or connected TVs, an inconvenience that could burn unnecessary electricity and could potentially cause screen burn-in for people with plasma sets,” Roger Fingas reports for AppleInsider.
“The issue is the subject of numerous threads on Apple’s support forums, and can also be confirmed by AppleInsider,” Fingas reports.
” Plasma burn-in is a risk because tvOS may not always run its screensaver as it’s supposed to,” Fingas reports. “The exact cause of the problem is uncertain, with owners blaming everything from Bluetooth to AirPlay. Some people have reported success in closing some (or all) apps before putting their Apple TV to sleep, or else restarting their unit first, or even turning off ad tracking. Those just concerned with keeping a TV off can disable HDMI-CEC in tvOS settings.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Works fine for us, but we are exclusively using Sony 4K TVs with our Apple TV units. With other brands, your mileage may vary.
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