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Burn in on XM channels?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ajseagles3, Feb 21, 2006.

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  1. cabanaboy1977

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    I don't understand how hard it can be, the old music stations on my UTV would go to the screen saver. Did the Tivo's go to screen savers with the old music stations? Do they with the new?
     
  2. walters

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    Except that there is no video signal on the audio-only channels. Song title info is generated by the box, not sent as video.
     
  3. cabanaboy1977

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    There's a picture of a shadow of a guy playing a sax. I assume it gets that over the feed doesn't it?
     
  4. walters

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    Not on my DTiVos, so either mine are suppressing the video or yours are generating them (like the song titles). I'm fairly sure it's the latter.
     
  5. Wolffpack

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    No the R15 must be generating that image. There is no video signal on the XM channels on the DTivos. Even the song title & artist go off after a few minutes.

    Kinda makes the situation even worse. The R15 is generating the video and isn't smart enough to go to a blank screen or the already built in screen saver after a few minutes.
     
  6. Clint Lamor

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    Ahhh seeing as I have only listened to them for about 5 minutes total (I have XM in the house and car already) I didn't know this. Oh well there goes my theroy. lol
     
  7. kathymoore

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    I'm thinking about getting a 40" to 50" plasma or LCD TV to replace my current Sony 34" CRT HDTV.

    As I understand it, the LCD TVs don't have a problem with burn-in.

    The newer plasma TVs are less prone to burn-in, from what I understand.

    Are there any plasma TV with built-in circuity that will trigger its own
    screensaver(or shut down the TV) if the display has not moved for a while?

    Thanks!
     
  8. CCarncross

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    If/WHen any of you get new plasma/LCD etc... tvs's, the 1sts thing anyone should do is calibrate the things...They are usually delivered in what many call "torch mode", with all the controls, especially brightness and contrast set way too high. A properly calibrated set of any decent quality, will last years with virtually no burn-in if setup correctly.....the problem is too many never get setup correctly, and hence the internet stories get started and everyone believes them without bothering to do any research for themselves....
     
  9. Clint Lamor

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    You mean everything we read on the internet isn't true and we shouldn't just take it at face value? ON NO my world is deflated all of the wonder I once saw in the world is now dread. :lol:
     
  10. ajseagles3

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    Burn-in is still an issue, even with the proper set up. The bottom line is that having a screen saver on XM channels would be simple as hell, and they need to include it in the next software update.
     
  11. blade

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    I know this is a year old thread and everything. But I have a question about this issue that I would like to know if it is just my box or what. Basically I had a D11 box, used to watch the XM channels at night and leave them on, eventually after a while the screen would go black and still play the music. Well I just recently updated to a R15-100 in the bedroom to replace the D11, now it seems to only show a screensaver with the Directv logo bouncing around (which is brighter and more annoying at night) and never goes black. Does anyone else find this to be the case or is this not correct? And it is just a tv so I can't turn it off and whatnot as I have no external speaker hookup.
     
  12. Wolffpack

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    That's the way it works, when it works.
     
  13. TigersFanJJ

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    I know it isn't really the answer you are looking for but maybe it would help you if you can drape a towel of something over it. Or if you are using composite cables, and they are easy to get to, you could unplug the yellow video cable at night.

    I know it isn't the same but the R15 doesn't go black, so it's the best thing I can think of.
     
  14. blade

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    so only the D11 goes black like that? That is lame. I request that they change that to at least have the option of what kind of screen saver. I can't remember if my r-15 300 that I just got rid of did that.
     
  15. Nick

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    The...
    TV speakers typically have el crappo sound, so if you have an old 'boombox'
    (remember those?) with a line-level (aux) input sitting around the house, just
    hook it up to the audio outs on your IRD. Then turn off the TV -- solves your
    potential burn-in and just might enhance you listening experience.

    Then you can resume your uphill battle with D* for a screen-saver feature. :sure:
     
  16. jpl

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    The screen saver on the R15 is the bouncing DTV logo, when it's working correctly (as Wolffpack noted). With the last s/w release it seemed to stop working on some 500 models. I haven't tried it on mine since the last s/w update, so I don't know if mine is affected. Personally I like the screensaver because I have everything going through my TV. I have an output on the TV which I hook to my stereo receiver, allowing me to use the stereo speakers (much better sound) for things like watching movies, and for listening to XM. I know the chance of burn-in is minimal on a tube TV (which is what I have) - still when that banner on the bottom doesn't change, it kinda makes me a little leary.
     
  17. mphare

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    Ever wish DTV would provide an audio only tuner for the just the music channels?
    I listen to it all night long (i have separate AV so the TV is off) "AudioVisions" is perfect for sleeping music.

    I have an XM subscription, so I could use my SkyFi, but then I'd need the position an antenna and that gets tricky from inside the house.
     
  18. jpl

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    Now THAT would be a nice option. Give it as a menu option for one of the XM stations, and one that would get shut off with another button push - so selecting on it would cut the video feed just for XM stations. Press on any button the remote and the video feed comes back.

    One thing I noticed, though - a phone call will interrupt the screen saver. I'm guessing it would have the same effect here.
     
  19. mhayes70

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    Hmmm..... My R15 has a screensaver. It is the Directv logo and dances around the screen.
     
  20. jpl

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    Some folks have reported that their screen saver isn't working on the 500 since the last s/w update. Maybe that's the problem here.
     
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