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Screen saver: PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by nowandthen, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. nowandthen

    nowandthen Godfather

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    WTH? I'm watching TV and the screen saver comes on. Huh? WTH? (This has been an on going thorn in my side). The tuner is on a channel that is broadcasting, Why do I want the screen saver to kick in? :confused: Please stop it! Dtv should be smart enough, repeat, should be smart enough to know what channels are broadcasting 24/7 and which are not, if I'm tuned to a music only channel then maybe the screen saver makes sense, otherwise STOP IT! At least give me the option to indefinitely disable the screen saver. Dear Directv, I don't want or appreciate your screen saver. PLEASE MAKE IT STOP! :mad::nono:
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    What model Receiver/DVR do you have?
    Have you tried resetting it?
     
  3. dpeters11

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    And what software version?
     
  4. Rickt1962

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    MIne does that also ! Sleep mode Reset doesnt work :mad:
    Channel guide hangs when you scroll the guide :nono:

    HR22-100 software 0x5d2
     
  5. jimmie57

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    Have you turned the scrolling feature off and tried it ?
    Menu, Settings, Display, Preferences, Scrolling Effects : OFF

    It made a huge difference on my 3 receivers.
     
  6. jimmie57

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    From a previous thread he has the HR22-100 receiver unless his equipment has changed recently.
     
  7. Rickt1962

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    Yea did all of that long time ago. No joy :(

    Yea got confused which reciever was goofin on me my other is a HR21-700. They both look the same from the front
     
  8. acostapimps

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    I never had that happen to me unless I have the tv on for a long time on the same channel, or using pandora or music channels, which receiver model you have AFAIK the HR34 does it from what posters are reporting, make sure you reset the receiver and turn off scrolling effects in the settings menu and power saving off.
     
  9. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I'm guessing it's happening when you haven't touched the remote for an extended period.
     
  10. Rickt1962

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    Nope in fact it just happen this morning to me ! Was watching TV at 6am went to my office then back to the kitchen 45 minutes later turned on my TV and ther it was DTV Logo Floating around my screen.
     
  11. nowandthen

    nowandthen Godfather

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    Not sure in most cases. I don't need a screen saver, after all, the image is constantly changing as it is tuned to a 24/7 channel. Aren't all channels 24/7 now? Infomercials in the middle of the night.

    Just don't get why there is a screen saver except for maybe music (audio only channels). :confused:

    This has been happening a lot lately.

    HR22/100, 0x628
     
  12. jimmie57

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    This would require some work but might be worth it to try.
    Take pictures of your series settings first so you can refer to them to rebuild the settings.

    Do a software reset and choose the second one in the list "Reset Defaults".
    This is going to reset all settings that you have done to the receiver. This choice will not erase your recordings like the third one in the list will do.
    After you do this you will need to remake your favorites list, series recording list, resolution choices, etc.

    Do this also: check the signal strengths of each of the satellites on each of the tuners and see if they are different. It has been suggested that if one tuner is not getting a good signal that it can trigger the Screen Saver.
     
  13. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    The reason there's a screensaver is for when you've paused playback. It's not supposed to pop up while you're watching tv and there's been activity on the remote.
     
  14. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Screen saver prevents burn in if you've left it in Pause. Is it remotely possible some how Pause is being activated?
     
  15. Ken Stomski

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    It is a power save mode. In communications from Directv there is supposed to be a setting to turn it on or off, but I can't seem to find any such setting in the menu systems on several different model receivers. My r22-100 goes into this power saving mode randomly.
     
  16. jimmie57

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    Menu, Settings, Power Saving
     
  17. Mark40930

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    I know a version of screen saver kicks on when watching News Mix channel. Can disable that one by pressing the Dash key twice on your remote, but not sure if that will turn this one off.
     
  18. Igor

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    Do you have two tuners enabled?
     
  19. mark40511

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    Oh Oh Oh------

    This has happened to me SEVERAL times. I occasionally watch live tv but usually it's DVR recorded programs and this has happened to me three times. Once on Live, and twice watching DVR recordings.....I was like WTH? I did a reboot. I haven't seen this in a few months. I am going to turn scrolling effects off.
     
  20. nowandthen

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    Thanks Runner,

    Pause will resume after 90 minutes right? Are we really worried about burn-in after only 90 minutes? I'm not. I watched years of HGTV while it was still 4:3 aspect ration, only channel I tuned to, guess what? I don't see brighter images where the wider 16:9 images display. OK, maybe it would burn-in if I had a Plasma, but the majority of TVs are LCD, at least give us an option to disable the screensaver, it's become a real annoyance lately.
     

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