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.