Screen Saver Please

Discussion in 'TiVo Suggestion Avenue' started by ITGuy72, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. ITGuy72

    ITGuy72 New Member

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    I know this has been asked for before, but not recently so here goes.

    Please provide option (those who don't want it don't have to) for a screensaver while in the menus (fade to black with a moving logo would be nice) instead of jumping back to live TV.

    There are many reasons I don't want live TV to come back up, especially if I have both tuners actively recording something I don't to see a 'spoiler' for!

    Thanks,
    M
     
  2. johnny99

    johnny99 TivoHD

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    I would like this feature, too.
     
  3. nipster00

    nipster00 Used Register

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    it doesnt even have to be a screensaver..

    if they could just make it so it doesnt go back to live tv at all, that would be nice too..
     
  4. robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

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    Live TV IS the screen saver.

    If you don't want spoilers, watch something you have previously recorded.
     
  5. ITGuy72

    ITGuy72 New Member

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    robomeister, if you didn't like the suggestion, as I stated, this would be an OPTION and you could leave live TV as your screensaver if that's what you want.

    Your suggestion implies that I should start watching a previous recording before going into the menus just so it doesn't happen if I get distracted and leave the menus up. Hardly intuitive.
     
  6. nipster00

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    You would think that it would be a matter of deleting code instead of adding in new code, to stop it from switching to live TV.


    Or, am I wrong?
     
  7. E94Allen

    E94Allen New Member

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    I much rather have screen saver active while the recorded program has been paused.
     
  8. whttkrasst

    whttkrasst New Member

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    I like the idea of having the option of turning on a screen saver as a choice, that would operate when:

    Pausing a recorded show
    Leaving a menu active onscreen
    When the system is upgrading/updating - which can take well over an hour

    The default could be the current behavior - dropping out of menus to Live TV. That's fine as default, but when images can be left onscreen for hours, there really should be a user-selectable screen saver option.

    We shouldn't be trying to retrain users not to pause content - that seems silly. The reality is, we all get distracted, and this is not a difficult feature to implement compared to other stuff TiVo does for us.
     
  9. davidblackledge

    davidblackledge Registered l√úser

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    As an HME programmer, I always wanted to have an option to mark one of my HME programs as the screensaver... so I could either have a custom screensaver, or play a game as the screensaver.
     

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