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Mute Screen (listen to music with no visual distraction)

by ptbrunet / December 6, 2010 4:12 AM PST

I have a Samsung PN50C8000 and like to listen to Pandora. I'd like to mute the screen to eliminate the visual distraction. Can it be done? My audio is a Bose Cinemate II driven by the optical output from the TV. (I also have a Samsung BD-C5900 if there is an option through it.) Thanks.

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Mute Screen (listen to music with no visual distraction)
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 6, 2010 10:43 AM PST


This can be done using the Eco features of your Samsung television.

With your remote, press:

Menu > Picture > Eco Solution > [Enter] and you'll see the option called "Energy Saving". Toggle that to OFF.

Does that help?


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Mute Screen (listen to music with no visual distraction)
by ptbrunet / December 7, 2010 8:54 AM PST

Almost. That works for input from my BD-C5900, but not when Pandora is active. The menu and Tools buttons are inoperative when it's active and I'd prefer to not have to move my wireless over to that; I'd prefer to use the internet functions of the TV rather than the player. Is there a way to get to the TV's menu when Pandora is active?

Thanks, Pete

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