Playing Music w/o TV Screen On?

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by jazmaan, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. Aug 5, 2007 #1 of 13
    jazmaan

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    Is there anyway to change the TV screen background, dim the screen or just turn it off, while still playing networked music?
     
  2. Aug 5, 2007 #2 of 13
    ForrestB

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    Yes, connect the Left and Right audio outputs to your stereo.

    Turn the TV off
     
  3. Aug 5, 2007 #3 of 13
    jazmaan

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    Are you being sarcastic? If you are, a simple "no" would have sufficed. Let me ask again - is there anyway to change that grey background screen that shows while music is playing?

    On a related note - is there anyway to play music while the photo slideshow is playing?
     
  4. Aug 5, 2007 #4 of 13
    supasta

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    supasta

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    I still don't understand the OP, nor the "clarification" you gave, but I'll give it a go...

    Try AudioFaucet.

    www.digitaldroplet.net.

    It gives you screen saver and background color options.
     
  6. Aug 5, 2007 #6 of 13
    jazmaan

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    Thank you Supasta. That's just what I needed. Although I did come up with a workaround on my own. My TV allows me to program and save a "Custom" screen setting, so I created one with the screen so dark you can just barely read the song information. So when the lights are out and the romantic music is playing, that bright grey default Tivo screen won't spoil the mood!

    But I will give Audiofaucet a try too.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2007 #7 of 13
    TiVo Mel

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    Jazzman, I don't think ForrestB was being sarcastic. If you have a home theatre system, run the audio output to the speakers of the home theatre. That way, the audio will continue to play after the TV is turned off. By the way, you'll have better sound also! :)
     
  8. Aug 5, 2007 #8 of 13
    jazmaan

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    Ok I get what he was suggesting. But I don't have a home theater system or a stereo near my TV.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2007 #9 of 13
    ForrestB

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    Sorry, I wasn't trying to be sarcastic - but when you don't clearly state the problem you're not going to get a good answer.

    If you plan to listen to music for any length of time - you really should invest in at least a receiver and a pair of speakers. Even a $150 setup is going to sound better than TV speakers and you'll extend the life of your TV.
     
  10. Dan203

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    Pressing the Clear button on your remote will rid the screen of the floating info pane and leave you with just a plain black screen.

    Dan
     
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    press clear
     
  12. rubikskube

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    Or as the first responder said, hook up your TiVo to external speakers via RCA, enjoy louder sound, and turn off the screen.
     
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    Galleon supports this too.
     

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