January 15th, 2011, 01:04 PM
bbox screensaver doesnt always come on.. gonna 'burn-in' my plasma..
I've noticed a very big issue with the bbox... While running apps such as youtube, pandora, etc.. I have my bbox screensaver set to 'black' and to come on after 1 minute. Well that does not seem to happen.. The screen saver only seems to work when I am not running or inside any apps. Even the pandora visualization that runs while songs are playing keeps a rectangular box with song titlw in it at the top of the screen at all times. These are huge problems for my 42 inch plasma tv because I can see after about 20 minutes of playing pandora there is already some slight burn in happening. I really need for the bbox screensaver to come on in all apps regardless... Is this posible?
If not I may have to switch to a windows 7 nettop so at least I have windows in the background overriding everything and controlling my screensaver or turning the display 'off' after x amount of minutes with no keyboard/mouse activity.
January 15th, 2011, 01:47 PM
i have had my 50" samsung plasma for 3 years and I have screensaver set to 20 minutes and have never had any burn in. WHen I set the boxee screensaver to 5 or 20 minutes it always come in to the settings. Don't know why yours doesn't
January 15th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Two easy solutions:
1. Turn off your TV when you're not going to use it for an extended amount of time. The planet thanks you.
2. Buy an LCD.
Ultimately, check the Jira bug tracker and post this issue as a feature suggestion or bug report. If it's duplicated it will eventually be closed and redirected. I don't recall the screen saver coming on when I was using an app either.
January 15th, 2011, 02:46 PM
To make matters even worse, when I am playing say pandora.. Then I go to the boxee home screen or wherever, pandora continues to play music in the background.. But if I don't touch any controls for a minute or so then it will automagically switch back to the pandora apps visualization and song title in rectangular box at top of screen. The screen saver does not ever come on... So the song title box in pandora will burn into the screen if left there for a while.... Ugggg... I might need to return this bbox and get a windows nettop so that I can have windows override boxee app in the background in terms of windows screensaver or windows 7 bturning off display after a certain amount of idle mouse/keyboard time.