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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Spooklight, Oct 25, 2018.
What does waste of electricity !
We have an HR44/700 on software 0x1104. I had the nature scenes screen savers for about a week, and then they disappeared again yesterday. Nothing has changed that I can tell. Was also seeing nature scenes in C61-100 clients running 0x10d1.
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I have never seen and LED monitor burn in and we have lots of them at work on static screens for most of the day for years.
As for this screensaver it would have been nice if Directv had put an option in the menu to use the new one or the old bouncing one. For people like myself with OLED or someone using a Plasma TV this change is not a good thing.
There are a lot of different ways to make a display, some monitors will be more susceptible than others. Just like some plasmas are more susceptible than others. I have a couple dozen of them which are on about 100 hours a week, generally on sports channels that have the tickers etc. There is one particular model of 42" Panasonic I have four where two of them are starting to show some bad burn in (but are in lesser used areas so I'm just ignoring it for now) but most of them are fine. The newest/largest ones bought in 2009 & 2010 have no evidence of burn in at all.
It is pretty cool looking but I understand the burning concerns for some. Any idea how to make a display the correct temperature? Mine currently is off by a good 10°.
I have a 1 year old 65" LG OLED that was not cheap, and I am very concerned that the DTV logo on the picture screen saver which does not change with a new picture might cause some screen retention (e.g. Burn In). Is there any way to revert the screen saver back to the old boring one which at least would not damage my TV?
First, as for burn in, I have indeed seen several LCD laptop displays get burn in. It would happen on the taskbar area where the clock is displayed. Moving the bar to the top never got rid of it (hence it was permanent and not just persistent).
Next, I did not see this new screensaver until it just started appearing today (Jan 15) on my HR54-700. I do not like it for a couple of reasons. 1st, unless they move the weather and logo around, it totally defeats the purpose of a screensaver. 2nd, I never liked the new GUI's screensaver bouncing ball because the black background was never true black like the old GUI. This made it annoyingly bright when I might just pause something to take a nap. Now with these changing bright images, forget that.
I see talk of Internet connected and no internet connected and I am wondering if you have no Internet you get the default bouncing ball Logo but if the Net is connected it downloads a few pictures. Makes sense to me as DTV might decide in the future to use those pictures to promote upcoming shows.
Wow thanks, that explains why that happens. I thought my HR24 had some sort of defect.
Oh, and as for who leaves the screensaver on for hours, I do all the time. As I said sometimes I pause a show to take a nap (medical issue), but more often I pause stuff so while I need to concentrate on something else I am doing. That can often take a few hours.
I pause live tv for long stretches all the time and I don't want to see these annoying photos, someone else wote about internet connected receivers, I'm not connected (HR54), so far I've never seen these landscape photos, I think they depend on an internet connection, hoping it stays that way.
I don't know why Directv can't offer a menu choice to turn off these photos.
I find it strange that the screen saver that comes on when tuned to a music channel is still the gray screen, but with the bouncing box that has the track/artist/album information. I would like it if there were configurable options for the screensaver, specifically the time-out after which it appears (currently 5 minutes), and whether to display the gray screen with bouncing logo or the nature scenes. And I long for the black screen, rather than the gray screen.
Software update yesterday. New progress bar and screensaver. As for burn in, the photo changes every few minutes, but I’m not sure that will prevent it. Also, the current time is correct for my time zone, but I have no idea where the temperature pulls from. Current temp here in Denver is 36, but 52 is displayed. What a joke.
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We have asked for many years for an option to turn off the screen saver and were basically told we were too stupid to not mistakenly turn it off and cause burn in. But yet they give us static images defeating the purpose.
As for the Internet, I just disconnected mine and presto no more slide show images. I assume it is getting the weather info via the Internet and without Internet, it goes back to the bouncing ball. I never stream anything due to BW limits, so I will just leave it disconnected.
If you have a DVR, an easy solution would be to press the Record button and then turn the system off.
I'm often pausing a recording. And I don't want to be turning things on and off constantly. And if I were to hit record on a live show, then I have to go back and search for the place I left off. But the main point is we should not be forced to do things we should not have to do, just because someone did not think things through, or thought their way was the only way.
Just like removing the ability for the sort order to "stick". There was absolutely no reason to have removed that option, and it causes everyone here to have do an extra step every time they go into the playlist. Everyone here wants it sorted alphabetically. But no, someone at AT&T once again decided that they knew better than their customers.
Not to take their side but there are more views on how things should be than there are options available. Some love the pictures, some don't.
Look at how many flaws were in Windows 10 and they now update it every month and there are still things that should be changed in my opinion but doubt they ever will be.
Turning things on and off like a TV and the DVR are not a problem as they used to be. When you turn them off, you just stop seeing the picture, the receivers and the TVs are still on with power.
Burning in a new LED TV is almost non existent nowadays.
When I press the Record button on a live show, I then press the Play button and see where the marker is. That makes it easy to back to that spot.
You can also press the Pause button before you turn it off . When you turn it on you go in the List and select it and you should be given the choice to Resume from where you left off.
Where does the new screensaver get the temperature? It certainly is not the temperature where I live. It thinks it is 27 degrees when it is really 44 degrees outside. If it is centigrade it would be 81 degrees.
Same here. Temperature is way off.
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My temperature is spot on (58 degrees), so there you have your answer—it is the temperature in Austin, Texas.