Pause function

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I would like to propose a change to the pause function. One of the most irritating features of the TV service is the darkening of a third of the screen for 5 seconds every time the pause button is pushed. This particular feature was slightly modified recently when the colour of the "current" time in the recorded program changed from white to yellow. So it CAN be modified. Please consider removing the black area entirely, and moving the time bar closer to the bottom of the screen when the pause is pushed. This would make it so much easier to read credits at the end of shows/movies. Same goes for checking the time remaining. No need to darken a third of the screen there either. Thanks!
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Thanks for the comment - just so you are aware - if you push the exit button it makes the timeline bar go away if you don't want to wait the 5 seconds.

The challenge with not having the darker background is that if the show you are watching is very light it would be very difficult to see the information on the screen.

Thanks again!!
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Thanks Jason. Good to know about the exit button. However, I think that most people hit the pause button to either walk away from the TV temporarily, or to freeze the picture to see something on screen in more detail. The Play button can always be used to show where in the program we are. Having to hit two buttons (pause and exit) is not the end of the world, but it is a bit irritating to pause and look for info during one of those end credits that zooms by in top speed, or during a sports event where something only fleetingly appears. It's a bit of a kluge for a more elegant solution to the problem.

So to further refine my request for enhancement, I would suggest the following:
- hitting pause would only freeze the screen. Perhaps momentarily showing the traditional pause "double bars" used on DVD players.
- if more info was required, the Info button could be pressed to show the time bar, and another press could show the program information. Hitting Exit or Play or Pause again would remove all info from the screen. In the case of Play or Pause, the program would continue.
- the black space behind the time bar could be greatly reduced and moved closer to the bottom of the screen. No need to have the black "fade" at the top of the dark space. In other words, minimize the dark space to its lowest requirement. Similar to the black news bar that runs at the very bottom of the screen on CNN.

Thanks!