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Screen Saver kicks in a couple of minutes after starting play

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by antipodean, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. antipodean

    antipodean Member

    I have had a queer thing happening for a couple of nights now, where I start playing a recorded program, and after the screen saver timeout period the screen saver kicks in. A quick press of the 'OK' button clears the screen saver, and the program plays to the end fine without any more screen saver.

    Anybody else seen this?

    Box was bought in Dec, standard software. Location Oxford.
  2. Black Hole

    Black Hole May contain traces of nut

    That is definitely weird.
  3. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    How is the box connected to the display ?
  4. antipodean

    antipodean Member

    SCART cable to a CRT set.

    It didn't start behaving like this until about 2 weeks ago, so it has performed correctly for 5-6 weeks.
  5. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Try turning off the power to the box for 15 minutes. If that fails try a reset to factory defaults.
  6. antipodean

    antipodean Member

    I did try turning it off for about 15 seconds, which should be enough to discharge anything in there. It does then have to do a full rebbot anyway, so any dat astuctures should get re-initialised.

    It didn't make any difference though.
  7. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    The power supply capacitors in my Foxsat-hdr keep it alive for up to 30 seconds when in low power standby.
  8. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    You need to listen for the Hard Disk spinning down, It can take longer than 15 Secs.
  9. Steppy

    Steppy Member

    I didn't know it had a screen saver :confused:
  10. Black Hole

    Black Hole May contain traces of nut

    Pause a playback or a timeshift or iPlayer (or bring up an untuned channel) for a couple of minutes and you'll get the screen saver (a 6-digit flip-over clock that bounces around a black screen).
    Steppy likes this.
  11. Mr Jolly

    Mr Jolly New Member

    or 'watch' a radio program :)
    i got round to recording and playing a radio program...
    i wondered what it might do and teh screensaver came on as it played sounding like OP actually but useful for radio not so much tv heh!