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Remove background picture on guide?

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    Tixie

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    Can someone please tell me if it is possible to get rid of the programme picture that shows through on the freeview play tv guide? I find it so hard to read as I have limited vision. All I want is for the background on the guide to be solid black or at least darker with no programme showing through. The programme movement behind the guide is very distracting.

    Thank you!

    | Thu 12 Jan 2017 12:02:10 #1 |
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    HumaxUKNW

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    Press Pause before going to TV Guide.

    Ideally Play, then pause on a dark / black image. !!

    From an earlier thread ...........

    HumaxUKNW - 1 month ago  » 
    I select either a neutral static background before using the EPG !
    Or even better.........
    Still frame the background source !
    Or....
    Copy something black via USB and still frame that !!!!!

    | Thu 12 Jan 2017 13:48:08 #2 |
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    Tixie

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    Thanks very much for your help although I was hoping there was an option in the settings somewhere to turn off the background image on the guide as my ancient freeview recorder had that option so I assumed it would be available on any modern device. Seems like this so called modern technology has taken a backward step.

    | Thu 12 Jan 2017 20:21:03 #3 |
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    Is anybody else having trouble reading the EPG with the TV showing in the background. If so do you have any tip, I am at present using the IPAD app then sending to the TV to watch.

    | Fri 13 Jan 2017 16:14:43 #1 |
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    Welcome to our Forum Darren

    I have moved you post to this recent thread see post #2 for a suggestion.

    Humax can't please everybody. When the FVP was first launched there were complaints because the guide was not 'transparent'

    | Fri 13 Jan 2017 17:01:37 #5 |
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    Pollensa1946

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    By now Humax should have realised on all their boxes that they can please everyone by adding appropriate options. Simple, although seems difficult for them.

    | Fri 13 Jan 2017 17:27:28 #6 |
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    bill63

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    I cant see why Humax did not do the same as the 2000T on the programme guide, with the freeview channel in a little box, it so much a better layout and a lot easier to read to.

    | Sat 14 Jan 2017 11:40:21 #7 |
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    The 4000T has a similar arrangement to the old Foxsats which do give more screen space to the epg. The Foxsat though do have a user transparency option.

    As with all makers with each new model a number of genuinely handy features get dropped. Over the years here's a few that come to mind (Freeview and Freesat)

    Picture In Picture for twin tuner models

    Direct time code entry to jump to any point in a recording.

    Bookmarks

    Built In modulators.

    User sortable options in the media list displays

    User folders to organise recordings

    Using the coloured buttons as handy shortcuts.

    No direct media button.

    Loss of scart outputs with RGB output.

    Sure you can all think of others

    | Sat 14 Jan 2017 12:16:28 #8 |
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    I understand you can not please everyone, but myself and everyone that has come to my house and viewed the EPG all say the same thing, "Very hard to read quickly". If you want to see what is on by flicking through the EPG it is hard work with the background changing state all the time. I know you say the answer is to find a dark background on one of the channels then pause it.... but really... every time you want to use the EPG.

    Our eyes are drawn toward changing images not static ones, this is part of our evolution, this is why we make cursors flash on computer screens.

    | Mon 16 Jan 2017 13:39:45 #9 |
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    I've never ever had a problem with this, neither has anybody ever commented about it at home. I've never used the transparency settings on previous models except out of curiosity.

    Having said that though the UI is a massive step backwards on the fvp4000t. I can't think of a single aspect that is remotely better than previous models and everytime I use it I'm thinking Why? or How on earth?

    There must be guidelines for ease of use and accessability for manufacturers. I echo Pollensa1946's comment as above for software that Humax control:

    By now Humax should have realised on all their boxes that they can please everyone by adding appropriate options. Simple, although seems difficult for them.

    | Mon 16 Jan 2017 14:45:58 #10 |

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