joker wrote:It's to bad it doesn't have a way to power it off and on. I don't know if leaving it on all the time is good for it. Supposedly, the power button on the remote only powers it off, not on. Mine restarts 30 seconds after I turn it off and I can't seem to figure out a way to make it stay off. Other then that, I like it quite a bit.
That's wierd that it automatically comes back on. I wonder if that is normal?
Mine is supposed to arrive in the next few days. I'm not going to worry about power much. I leave my computer, my phone and my roku on most of the time without any ill effects. The roku is a fairly similar device and it has been on almost constantly for 3 years now. The phone has a bigger processor, a lot more electronics (GPS, video display, bluetooth) and also a battery packed into a tiny unventalated case and at most if sometimes feels mildly warm. I don't think being on all the time is going to hurt the G4 since nobody is reporting heat issues.
Mine is only going to get shut-off when it gets squirrelly and appears to need a hard reboot.
You could try powering it from a USB port on your TV. Then it would switch on and off with your TV.