HR44-200 no more bouncy logo - now nature scenes for screensaver

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Spooklight, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. JerryMeeker

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    I really don’t understand why anyone would be on pause for a long time. When I want to take a break from a program I am watching, I exit the playback and tune to one of the music channels. I find background music better than dead silence, and I never have to be concerned about the screensavers. Turning equipment off and on is far more stressful than leaving it on all the time. And on my Sony display, there is a “Pic Off” command that turns off the display, rather than powering the entire TV off. Much better, IMO. But I understand my way isn’t the same as what others want.

    And the new GUI makes it very easy to resume watching a program that was exited.
     
  2. GordonGekko

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    I know this is not a solution but if you disconnect the internet from your receiver it should eliminate the static screensavers and if it is true that the Office of the Directv VP email is no longer active, that is a shame as they bailed me out of a few garbage customer service rep mistakes.
     
  3. GordonGekko

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    I can think of many examples why people would be on pause but let's take your line of thinking, you still can't eliminate that one time you pause a program because someone knocked on your door, you forget to do whatever you do to avoid the screensaver, after the allotted five minutes or whatever the timer is, boom, screensaver on, now if you have a tv that is prone to burn in, well, you're done.

    Ultimately Directv/AT&T should program a screensaver to do exactly that, save screens and not potentially damage them.
     
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  4. I WANT MORE

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    Or for ppl like me who forgot why they went in to the kitchen, or that let the dog out and 20 minutes later realize it.
     
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  5. trh

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    I just went to Investor Relations. It worked...sort of.

    This link takes you to the form for Office of the President Office of the President Contact Form
    Goes to Jody Garcia, VP of Customer Service.
    If anyone uses it, it would be nice to know how they responded.
     
  6. JerryMeeker

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    I am sure you are correct. But is the burn-in danger the AT&T logo? I often see network logo bugs in the lower right corner of the screen that persist while watching a program, e.g. the Showtime bug. Doesn’t that present the same risk of burn-in? I addressed the potential burn-in issue by choosing an LED/LCD display, rather than an OLED.
     
  7. MysteryMan

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    Likewise.
     
  8. slice1900

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    If they think this is a good idea on the satellite product, why would they not put the exact same screensaver on the clients they ship with the upcoming IP version of Directv?

    The whole idea of a "screensaver" is that it is supposed to avoid static images. If it just shows one picture that never changes, maybe it is a bug and is supposed to cycle through images (presumably/hopefully with the AT&T logo in different corners on different images)
     
  9. slice1900

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    Anyone who watches a lot of sports or news has their TV showing a little bar on the bottom for 'ticker' updates, and while the text in the bar changes the background doesn't. If you aren't seeing any problems with that, there's no reason to expect you should see problems with this new "screensaver" unless you leave your TV on with that screensaver before going to Europe for three weeks.

    FWIW, I have over two dozen plasmas, over half of them now over a decade old, which are on various sports channels almost all the time, and are on over half of every day seven days a week. There are four 42" 720p Panasonic plasmas that have some evidence of burn in of that bottom ticker bar, none of the rest do. Burn in was a more serious issue with early plasmas, and maybe some cheaper models/brands, but at least based on my experience the worry is overblown. I certainly don't think about it when I pause my Tivo at home, connected to a Panasonic plasma. Sometimes I get distracted and leave it paused like that at whatever point I happened to pause it for hours, never been a problem.

    I don't have any OLEDs, so I can't speak to burn in on those, but I'd guess they are similar to plasma in that the early ones may have issues but they will have them figured out as the technology matures. The same thing happened with OLEDs in phones, those first few years of Samsung phones with OLEDs had some pretty noticeable burn in, but it seems they eventually licked it (that's probably one of the reasons why Apple waited before jumping on the OLED display bandwagon, they know their phones have a longer active life than the rest and don't want a deficiency like that staring in the user in the face every time they pick up their phone)

    BTW, LCD/LED displays aren't immune to burn in. I had a high end LCD monitor (21" Dell purchased in 1999) on my computer that had the bottom bar burned in. It wasn't really bad, but it was easily noticeable when watching a video full screen. The newer one doesn't have that problem.
     
  10. jimmie57

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    Most newer TVs have a setting that will turn off the TV if no remote buttons are pressed in x amount of time, just like the receivers have the Power Save that everybody, including me, turn off.
     
  11. slice1900

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    That seems like a useless setting if you have cable/satellite. The only remote commands the TV will ever see are "on" and "off", unless you fiddle with the volume a lot.
     
  12. jimmie57

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    I do. Some things have a much different volume.
     
  13. slice1900

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    I guess just ignore the differences. The only time I change volume is if I'm making dinner during the evening news, I'll turn it way up so I can hear it from the kitchen over the noise of whatever I'm doing. I'm pretty sure there have been more than a few times where I've watched college football for 12 hours straight without ANY remote command going to the TV.
     
  14. makaiguy

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    It cycles through a number of scenic images of national parks, etc.
    And that's the problem. The superimposed text and graphics (time, deathstar logo and the name of the place the picture represents) are located in the same spot on each picture. Even if the text and time change, the logo and thin line above it do not, and some pixels in the text are sure to be repeated as well. AT&T shoddiness shines through again.
     
  15. jimmie57

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    I have my TV speakers on 5 when I first turn it on. 2 hours later when my son gets up I turn it up to 15. When he gets settled into his TV room and turns his system on I have to crank it up to at least 18 and sometime 25 to hear mine over his. His TV is down a hall and off to the right and about 40 feet away from mine.

    Others have mentioned this in other posts but there seems to be quite a difference in some recording, especially for example from CBS to FX. I watched a movie called Sicario: Day of the Soldado yesterday that I had recorded on STRZHD. I had the sound all the way up to35 on that and it was not loud.

    Also, I wear the buttons out on the Remote.
    I flip between programs. Now I am flipping between LPGA and Tennis.
     
  16. fjames

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    Your display input should be just a click away, so people concerned could just change inputs. Think of it as a manual screen saver.
     
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  17. Delroy E Walleye

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    For those with an LG OLED set:

    You might try launching the photo/video app. The TV's own screensaver should activate within a couple of minutes of inactivity.

    Switching between inputs and the app is fairly easy.
     
  18. P Smith

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    Nay, the idea behind curtains is make new ad space and _sell_ it to anyone one who want it !
     
  19. Soccernut

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    I have a Panasonic TC-P65VT30 2011 model not a cheap TV, amazing HD picture, I left it on the screen saver for 30 minutes and had temporary burn in, I'm not taking any chances with longer exposure.
     
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  20. P Smith

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    is that your post imply just one SS picture stay there?!

    posters reported seen changing the pictures on certain (what is it exactly ?) interval...
     

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