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Remove "Play Bar" when pausing?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by michael1248, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. michael1248

    michael1248 Member

    Feb 14, 2002
    Sometimes I want to pause my recording (or live TV) for the purpose of copying down or reading some info from the screen shot. (Chuck Lorre's vanity cards at the end of the Big Bang Theory!)

    There are instances when the "Play bar" at the bottom of the screen is blocking the screen and I have to wait quite some time for it to disappear while in pause mode. Then I can read and/or copy what I want to.

    Is there a remote shortcut to hide it immediately?
  2. sneagle

    sneagle Addicted Member TCF Club

    Jun 11, 2002
    New York area
    Hit CLEAR
  3. michael1248

    michael1248 Member

    Feb 14, 2002
    If that works....big "Duh" on my part!
  4. lujan

    lujan Member

    May 24, 2010
    I just use the down arrow also and it works.
  5. Goober96

    Goober96 New Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Anderson, SC
    Down arrow takes away the ad above the play bar but not the bar itself. Clear removes it all.
  6. michael1248

    michael1248 Member

    Feb 14, 2002
    Hitting clear does the trick! Can't believe that I missed that one. I guess with all the new shortcuts, arrows, zoom, etc., I missed the obvious.

    Thank You.
  7. MHunter1

    MHunter1 TiVo Bug Hunter

    Oct 11, 2007
    Silicon Valley
    To make the Status Bar and Pause Ad disappear automatically during Pause and Fast-Forward or Rewind:

    1. On your TiVo remote, press "Live TV"
    2. Wait for the Status Bar and Channel Banner to disappear (or press Clear)
    3. Press Pause
    4. Press Down if a gold-star Pause Ad appears
    5. Enter the code:


    If the code was entered correctly, the Status Bar and gold-star Pause Ads will disappear automatically whenever you Pause or Fast-Forward or Rewind from now on, or until you re-enter the code to toggle this behavior back off, or if the TiVo reboots.

    If the TiVo has recently rebooted you may need to first press Right during Live TV to show the Channel Banner and enter the code before the banner disappears in 4 seconds.

    This undocumented code is very helpful when fast-forwarding through news programs with text at the bottom that would otherwise be obscured.

  8. TerpBE

    TerpBE Go Terps!

    Jan 23, 2003
    Philly 'burbs
    ^ This is much easier to apply if you switch the Tivo to SD menus (temporarily) first. For some reason, it's much harder to get the code to "take" when you have it set to HD menus.
  9. lujan

    lujan Member

    May 24, 2010
    Thanks MHunter1 for providing this. I also could not get it to work on my Premiere with the HD menus on. Once I changed it to SD Menus, it worked immediately. Who knows why?

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

    Jul 10, 2000
    Dallas Texas
    I've tried both ways ( HD and SD ) on my premire, didn't work.
  11. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Entering the code while in Live TV is not very reliable. It works better if you play a recording that has a star ad associated with it when entering the code.

    Even more reliable -- go to Showcases, play any video that is there and then enter the code.
  12. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    HD didn't work for me, but SD did. However, I didn't like losing the progress bar while FF or RW, so I re-enabled it.
  13. chiguy50

    chiguy50 Active Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    In the HDUI you need to add another SELECT at the front of the backdoor codes, i.e., in this case "Select-Select-Play-Select-Pause-Select."
  14. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Only if you do it over live TV. For pre-recorded shows that's no longer necessary as 1st select doesn't bring up mini guide anymore as it does for live TV.

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