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    Apple TV screensaver interrupts movies
    My new Apple tv worked just fine on TV shows (all less than 1 hour in length) but when I watched a movie on Netflix the screensaver took over the video. I could hear the audio just fine and had to press the 'pause' button to get the video back. This occurred about 5-6 times during the remaining hour. Got a fix other than turning the screensaver setting to "never"?
    Neil

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    Sorry, don't have another fix. If anyone has one, I'd like to know also.

    The OS just doesn't see a browser as being active the way it would if you were playing a movie using another app like iTunes, DVD Player, VLC, etc.
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    Apple tv screensaver
    Thanks for the reply.

    Do you think that returning the recently purchased unit and getting a replacement might fix the problem? Also, if I set screensaver to "never" how long can I be on pause without risking image burn-in on the plasma tv?

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    Depends on the TV. I've had my Panasonic on pause for 30 minutes at a time while I went and picked up some food. Have seen others complain about just a few minutes. Burn in is not nearly the issue it was even just 5 years ago.
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    Note: I do not have an Apple TV - sort of overlooked that part of it.

    Are you using Airplay to stream from your computer to watch Netflix or watching Netflix on the Apple TV?
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    I'm watching Netflix on the Apple TV

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    Better wait for someone with an AppleTV to come along.
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    Thanks for the effort. Much appreciated.

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    Found a couple of others that solved the same issue with Netflix by just rebooting the AppleTV.

    Try the usual - unplug from power - count to 30.
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