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

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  1. I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

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    Got up at 2:00 AM for my nightly leak.
    As usual my wife was in the TV room "watching" tv.
    The D* "screen saver" page was up.
    I moved my LG b6 out of this room and replaced it with a Sony Z9d specifically for this reason.
    It is bad enough to deal with the CNN and MSNBC logos, we don't need D* piling on.
    This needs to change ASAP!!!
     
  2. litzdog911

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    The images do change. But the logo and time don't move. Those should move to different locations with each new image.
     
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  3. poppo

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    Many if not all TVs will turn off if there is nothing active on the selected input. Since I have nothing connected to the other inputs, I would have to turn the TV back on and switch the input back again. NOT a solution.

    As for those who say we don't need a screen saver with modern TVs, then why not just give us the option to turn the dang thing off?

    Like others, I believe it is the first step to plastering ads up there. Look - here is a nice picture of Hawaii. Next slide is an Expida ad.
     
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  4. Soccernut

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    Poppo, I think you're right, future advertising is the idea.
     
  5. poppo

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    Just noticed the static logo is now gone from the slide show.
     
  6. notdeadyet

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    gone here too...was there last night. And no firmware update, so as stated here earlier, this must only happen if connected to the internet.
     
  7. JerryMeeker

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    I am connected to the internet, and the logo is gone for me as well. I think we are observing some fine-tuning in real time.
     
  8. Soccernut

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    I hope your right, they need to eliminate all graphics or move them around every so often.
     
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  9. kram

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    Yep, gone here too. They really need to retool this silliness.


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    Lije Baley

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    I noticed the same. Static graphic gone from lower right corner. However, the location of the photo (Grand Canyon, Big Sur, etc.) is always in the lower left. As the words change with each slide is that enough protection from burn-in for us OLED owners? I think so, but I'm no expert.

    I doubt Direct was headed toward using the screensaver for advertising. That would anger way too many people, even those with sets not prone to burn-in. But imagine the Progressive Insurance logo permanently etched into your screen...

    I'd taken to using "double-play" when intentionally trying to build a buffer that would allow commercial skipping. Amazingly, I found my wife doing the same. Directv certainly made using their product more difficult.
     
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    P Smith

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    No doubt they will that in a blink of eye - it's win-win case: ATT will get a lot of money from advertisers and TV's mfgs - for making new panels and whole TVs
     
  12. dtv757

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    I just noticed this lol

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  13. inkahauts

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    I wouldn’t be surprised if it became advertising and frankly wouldn’t even care. But the pictures are so much nicer.

    I forgot who but one company is starting to try static ads when you hit the pause button on something. ;)
     
  14. P Smith

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    Have you seen a TV with dish H in standby mode ? eg the DVR is OFF, but does show ads !:mad:
     
  15. dtv757

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    Kind of reminds me of my chromecast lol

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  16. poppo

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    Well, the ads are here. Just had a bunch pop up for on demand and other shows. Ugh!!
     
  17. JerryMeeker

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    Can you post a screenshot so we can see what you are talking about?
     
  18. P Smith

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    Lije should eat his hat now :D
     
  19. MysteryMan

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    To be expected. DIRECTV cluttered the GUIDE banners with ads so why not the screen saver. At least it's in house advertising but I wouldn't put it past AT&T to insert commercial advertising in the future.
     
  20. poppo

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    Based on my observation that it uses the internet to fetch the screen saver images, and it appears that it fetches them every time a new image is displayed even if it is the same one it has already displayed, I fully expect to see targeted ads next. Different ads for different people. Why else would they not just send them via sat and cache them if everyone would get the same ones? I'm not happy that they are leeching my data (I have limited BW) without my express permission.
     

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