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Screen saver: PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by nowandthen, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. nowandthen

    nowandthen Godfather

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    Just now it kicked in while I'm watching TV.

    I pass by my TV on the way in and out of the room so I always turn the TV on and off by pressing the button on the TV. So I assume the DVR does not know that I turned it on (or off). This is why I would like the option to disable the screen saver. It's not 1984, 1994 or 2004, I don''t have a CRT TV!
     
  2. jimmie57

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    If the TV is connected with an HDMI cable the DVR does know if the TV is on or off since they communicate thru that cable.
     
  3. RunnerFL

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    It's not clear what you're asking here. The buffer is only for the last 90 minutes. If you're paused for more than 90 minutes you only get the last 90 minutes. Pause doesn't automatically turn itself off after 90 minutes either.

    Just because you're not worried about burn in doesn't mean others aren't.
     
  4. Rickt1962

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    No its a glitch in the software ! I have the screen saver turned off in the power saving mode setting. I can have the news channel playing and Bam ! It pops on. It doesnt happen often 1 or 2 times a month. About as much times you have to reboot the reciever ! And wait 1/2 hour to see TV again :mad:
     
  5. RunnerFL

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    Turning off power saving does not turn off the screensaver, that is not a bug. There is no way to turn off the screen saver.

    The bug is having the screensaver pop up during live tv or when you're watching a recording.
     
  6. nowandthen

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    I expected it to come out of pause after 90 minutes (didn't Tivo do this after its 30 minute buffer timed out?). Not saying this is a Tivo or should act like a Tivo, but that was my reference from years ago...

    An option to enable disable screen saver would be nice. I am not worried about burn-in, so I would turn it off as it annoys the heck out of me. For those concerned about burn-in they could leave it enabled. Default of enabled is fine, just let me disable it.
     
  7. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    No, TiVo did not come out of pause. You only got the last 30 minutes no matter how long you were paused for.
     
  8. AZ.

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    I have an older friend, and I was told about this today..... No fixes or explanations??

    This is stupid, glad I found this thread....WOW!
     
  9. dpeters11

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    I haven't heard of anyone having the screensaver come on while playing content back in a few months.
     
  10. supermod38

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    I have the HR34 and it will do the screen saver once in a while, not so often that it bothers me.:grin:
     
  11. HoTat2

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    Same here on my HR34;

    Occurs rarely, so a really minor annoyance. Particularly after long periods of viewing live TV with no remote entry. Pressing any key brings the picture right back though.
     
  12. dpeters11

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    Can't say that I have, but then for months I thought the other screensaver bug was fixed, until I finally saw it.
     
  13. nowandthen

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    Still see it daily. Like you said, press any button and it comes back. But why does it come on in the first place? What better screen saver than ever changing content? HR21. At least you no longer loose the buffer. Last time this reared it's ugly head (several years ago) my DVR would dump the buffer.

    Give us an option to enable or disable.
     
  14. HoTat2

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    Oh, much agreed;

    Not trying to trivialize this issue at all, just compared to the past I rarely see it, thus relegated it (so far anyway) to the my "minor annoyance" category. :)

    But yes, there definitely needs to be an option to turn off the screensaver for sure. However, like other good ideas it seems to sort of fall on deaf ears in the decision making process of the code developers at DIRECTV.

    A lot of good ideas get through, but then a good number of other seemingly very attainable ones don't for some reason.

    Don't know whether its bureaucratic inertia or what that causes this kind of intransigence for a very needed feature like this.
     
  15. Reggie3

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    That has been my experience with my receivers. Only when I had power saving turned on would the screen saver come on. I have found that after some updates the default would reset this to "on"
     
  16. Laxguy

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    Why is this a needed feature?
    Yes, the bug that brings it on should be fixed, but if you're watching actively and there's no screen saver, why....?
     
  17. HoTat2

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    That's my point;

    I'm not confident the bug can ever be completely fixed. :)

    It seems to keep making a come back to varying degrees in new versions of FW. DIRECTV should certainly keep trying to solve the problem, but save themselves and subscribers some headaches by giving the receivers the ability to turn it off if a sub. chooses to (at least for now).

    I mean, what's it really needed for nowadays anyhow? Aren't the days of screen burn in on flat panel TVs (formally plasma in particular) pretty much a thing of the past?
     
  18. Dude111

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    Yes and its UN-NEEDED!!!!!!!

    One thing i worry about if im forced off my RCA box that doesnt do this crap....... (It luckily came out before they started this BS)
     
  19. AZ.

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    Thanks to all!!!...This crazy old coot, all he does is record old movies at night..I find it hard to beleve that during a recording it does it?

    Thats just not right!!!!....I feel bad for the guy, there is nothing I can do...he and his wife are wonderful people...
     
  20. dpeters11

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    Just to be clear, it would not affect the recording. Have you tried turning energy saver off?
     

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