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AppleTV Remote Control Commands

AppleTV Remote Control Commands

Posted September 29, 2007 at 11:28am by iClarified
The following are commands that you perform using the AppleTV remote.

Move through the menu options
- Press Menu up/scroll (+) or Menu down/scroll (-)

Select an option from a menu
- Press Select/Play/Pause button

Return to a previous menu
- Press the Menu button

Return to the main menu
- Press and hold Menu

Put Apple TV in standby/sleep mode
- Press and hold Select/Play/Pause for about 6 seconds

Restart Apple TV
- Press and hold Menu and Menu down/scroll (-) for about 6 seconds and then choose Restart from the menu

Cycle through all video modes
- Press and hold Menu and Menu up/scroll (+) for about 6 seconds

Pair the Remote
- Press and hold the Menu and >> buttons down together until a paired icon shows on the screen.

Unpair the Remote
- Press and hold the Menu and
Change Resolution
- According to AwkwardTV if you hold the Menu and + buttons down this seems to minimize the main Apple Menu and bring up a menu to walk through the possible display resolutions including:

1. 480p
2. 576p - 50Hz
3. 720p HD
4. 1080i HD
5. 720p HD - 60 Hz
6. 1080i HD 50Hz
7. (The current non-standard resolution if you've got one set through System Preferences)

The Apple TV will walk through each resolution (one every 10 seconds) until you either hit Menu (to exit), or use the On-Screen menu to select a specific resolution, hit OK, or Cancel.

AppleTV Remote Control Commands
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gNOMe9er - November 22, 2013 at 12:15am
oh wow 6 year old post and i just stumbled on it now and its EXACTLY what i needed to know! now i can use ATV witha proper resolution! thanks!
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