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apostos

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MediaCenter's screen dimming feature...
« on: May 06, 2015, 10:28:38 am »


As a plasma display owner I find the dimming feature to be quite useful. Is there a reason why this feature isnít also available for video playback as well. Now when I have to pause a video for any length of time I either return to the main menu where the dimming feature applies or turn off the display.

Is this something that could be implemented without too much fuss?

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Re: MediaCenter's screen dimming feature...
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2015, 10:54:12 am »

MC allows the system's screen saver (I use a black screen) or display power settings to kick in when a video has been paused.  So you should be able to set that and have it "dim" your screen.
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Re: MediaCenter's screen dimming feature...
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2015, 12:51:09 pm »


Mine is a HTPC used only for media and used exclusively in Theatre mode. My display has a power off timer but I don't use it for the reason you stated. I've used the system screen saver in the past but didn't find it completely reliable and I found I was constantly checking the display to make sure it was functioning.

I just thought the in-house implementation would be a far more elegant and reliable solution.

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