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Turn off the screen saveron HR34

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by lehozle, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Aug 9, 2012 #1 of 27
    lehozle

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    Once other update the screen saver is coming on while watching recorded shows and, I think, live TV. Is there any way to turn it off?

    Thanks
     
  2. Aug 9, 2012 #2 of 27
    Scott Kocourek

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    Sorry there is no way to turn off the screen saver.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2012 #3 of 27
    Scott Kocourek

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    What version is this on the newest release or the old one, I'm a little confused. :)

    If it is the newest version it may help to report this in the newest HR34 issues/discussion thread found in the sticky.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2012 #4 of 27
    lehozle

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    It's the newest - wasn't and issue with the previous version.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2012 #5 of 27
    Jerry_K

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    Ours too. There should be a default no screen saver and only those who want it turn it on. But then that would be what is on a TiVo.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2012 #6 of 27
    PokerJoker

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    I don't mind the auto screen saver, but it sure as heck shouldn't come on while a recording is being played! That's got to be a bug.

    Keith
     
  7. Jerry_K

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    Recording and live tv both. What a pain.
     
  8. RunnerFL

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    You guys who have the screen saver pop up, do you have power saving on or off?
     
  9. Scott Kocourek

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    Please don't forget to post these issues in the HR34 Issues/Discussion thread that is in the sticky.
     
  10. Deftones

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    Glad to know I'm not the only one having this happen. Was watching Shipping Wars and it came on during both episodes. Annoying.
     
  11. HoTat2

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    As I believed was implied in RunnerFL's question earlier, try turning the "Power Saving" option off. This worked for me as a workaround on my HR34 with those spontaneous SS starts during live and recorded programming.
     
  12. Deftones

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    FWIW, it doesn't matter if power saving is on or off. I've tried both and I continue to get the screen saver popping up while I'm watching a recorded show.
     
  13. Shades228

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    Are you using IP based remotes? How long before it kicks on?
     
  14. bjthadj

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    I watched my HR34 for all of one hour tonight...and the SS popped on 3 times. It was a recording. Extremely obnoxious.
     
  15. Deftones

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    IP based remote? Like a phone or a tablet? No. Logitech Harmony 650 for me.
     
  16. dpeters11

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    Even if the screensaver could be disabled, it wouldn't mean that this wouldn't happen. It's a bug. It isn't supposed to come up in this scenario anyway. Same thing could happen if it could be disabled.
     
  17. Jerry_K

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    If there were no code at all for a screen saver it could never ever come up. That would suit us just fine.

    At least give us the option to turn it off. We hate it. We like to have the freeze frame displayed so we know what we have tuned or playing before we resume.
     
  18. dpeters11

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    And others would be upset if the screensaver was removed. Especially if they forgot about it one day and got burn in.
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

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    Agree.

    It just needs to work properly, and then it's the best of all worlds.
     
  20. Jerry_K

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    It does not work properly if you cannot turn it off.
     

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