Is There A Way To Hide The Green Status Bar

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by SpiritualPoet, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. SpiritualPoet

    SpiritualPoet New Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    Is there a way to temporarily hide the green status bar when fast-forwarding during playback? It hides information on the screen I am wanting to see albeit during the fast-forward mode.
  2. HomieG

    HomieG Nowhere Man...

    Feb 17, 2003
    Press "clear" on the TiVo remote while fast-forwarding.
  3. jakerock

    jakerock Hey ho howdy!

    Dec 9, 2002
    Lee, NH
    I think hitting clear works. I know that clears it when paused.
  4. SpiritualPoet

    SpiritualPoet New Member

    Jan 13, 2007
  5. randywalters

    randywalters AVS Old Timer

    Oct 21, 2003
    El Segundo,...
    And if you usually hit PLAY to resume watching after FF'ing, hit PLAY again and it clears the progress bar immediately.
  6. MHunter1

    MHunter1 TiVo Bug Hunter

    Oct 11, 2007
    Silicon Valley
    Here's how I was able to activate an undocumented feature that automatically hides the green progress bar during fast-forward, rewind, skip, and pause.

    While playing a recorded program or watching live TV, activate the Channel Banner by pressing Right until just the banner is shown without the extra transparent info frame then press Select-Play-Select-Pause-Select before the banner disappears in about 4 seconds.

    The channel banner is only needed to activate the SPSPS code, not to de-activate it.

    I've only tested this method on a Series 2 TiVo and would like to know if it worked reliably for others.
  7. Dante101

    Dante101 between dreams

    Aug 1, 2003
    Fullerton, CA
    Thanks for the tip, MHunter1. Yes, the SPSPS method worked for me on my Roamio. It wouldn't work while watching live TV, but worked while playing a pre-recorded show. The progress bar isn't completely hidden, but it now goes away after just an instant, which is fine for me.

    I seem to remember on older Tivos that there was an option to hide the progress bar completely. Not sure why they got rid of that option. Maybe in conjunction with those little advertisements they sometimes do...
  8. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    No, I don't think there ever was an option to hide it completely.. (that would be really confusing.. remember, Tivos are intended as 'end user friendly' devices).

    I *think* there is or at least was a user visible pref to hide it quickly... (I sure hope I'm not conflating it with the very very very brief time I suffered with a cable box..)
  9. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Yes, on a TiVo S3 there remains Settings -> Displays -> Channel Banner which cause the channel banner to go away more rapidly. Not there for Premiere or Roamio TiVos.
  10. MrDelicious

    MrDelicious New Member

    May 27, 2015
    The progress bar is literally in the worst possible location on the TV. :mad:
    In the bottom, right where extra info exists during a show:
    Sports scores, Ticker info on CNN and other news channels, etc.

    It would be nice if we could pick a spot, (top, bottom, left, right) or adjust the size (large, medium, small, gone).

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