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Old 09-13-2016, 07:04 PM
 
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I think the gray is supposed to lessen the chances of burn-in...it's a functionality change albeit not an aesthetically pleasing one
Early widescreen TV's had burn-in problems, but that has long ago been resolved. The only TV's that still have that issue are pretty old at this point.
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Old 09-13-2016, 07:07 PM
 
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Correct. Thanks for pointing it out.
* DO NOT
(I've never been on a forum that doesn't let you edit your posts after a set time... so odd...)

Anyway, re: the change... I have to admit if it has changed (I assume it has) I haven't even noticed it. And I watched a short video last night.
Maybe it varies by TV. Do different sources have different apps? I have a Toshiba, and the change is extremely obvious. Some videos even have a black border (depending on how they were uploaded) and then the grey.....kind of like double matting of a framed wall hanging.
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:49 AM
 
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I have the Roku app and there are different apps for TVs... even Roku's have different apps sometimes. One for the newer boxes and one for the old. I have one old Roku and one newer and they have different Netflix apps.

I'll pay more attention but I'm sure you're right, that it's now gray mostly. I'm thinking it just wasn't that jarring a change for me?!?
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Old 09-14-2016, 11:55 AM
 
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Early widescreen TV's had burn-in problems, but that has long ago been resolved. The only TV's that still have that issue are pretty old at this point.
Plasmas took steps to alleviate burn in issues but the problem was never truly fully resolved...Plasmas were being made up until 2014/2015...my plasma is from late 2012 and I specifically avoid displaying content that has those 2 large black vertical bars on the side for long periods of time...OLED also has a slight risk of burn in...burn in risk is minimal but the specific display type being discussed in this thread is a known problem...its also why channel logos in the corner (such as HGTV, ESPN, CNN etc) have gotten softer and the colors are not as bold
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:10 PM
 
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I have the Roku app and there are different apps for TVs... even Roku's have different apps sometimes. One for the newer boxes and one for the old. I have one old Roku and one newer and they have different Netflix apps.
That's interesting that they'd use different apps. Seems like they are ASKING for headaches and problems the more variations they have.
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:18 PM
 
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Plasmas took steps to alleviate burn in issues but the problem was never truly fully resolved...Plasmas were being made up until 2014/2015...my plasma is from late 2012 and I specifically avoid displaying content that has those 2 large black vertical bars on the side for long periods of time...OLED also has a slight risk of burn in...burn in risk is minimal but the specific display type being discussed in this thread is a known problem...its also why channel logos in the corner (such as HGTV, ESPN, CNN etc) have gotten softer and the colors are not as bold
I have no experience with plasma TV's. However, I had a widescreen CRT for 10 years and never had an issue, and I've never seen any problems with my LED either which I've had a couple years. And I watch a LOT of old movies on DVD that always result in black borders.

It's hard to imagine that YouTube would be worried about burn-in at this point, with as long as SmartTV's and LEDs have been on the market. In viewing the way videos load since the "update" (with sections of grey and sections of black), I'd say it's an unintentional programming error.

It's too bad they don't believe in "if it 'ain't' broke, don't fix it". It worked perfect up to now.
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Old 09-14-2016, 09:34 PM
 
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I have no experience with plasma TV's. However, I had a widescreen CRT for 10 years and never had an issue, and I've never seen any problems with my LED either which I've had a couple years. And I watch a LOT of old movies on DVD that always result in black borders.

It's hard to imagine that YouTube would be worried about burn-in at this point, with as long as SmartTV's and LEDs have been on the market. In viewing the way videos load since the "update" (with sections of grey and sections of black), I'd say it's an unintentional programming error.

It's too bad they don't believe in "if it 'ain't' broke, don't fix it". It worked perfect up to now.
We will agree to disagree about why Youtube is doing it...colors haven't changed on my Roku so its not my fight...may be something else entirely although I don't believe so
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Old 09-15-2016, 12:40 PM
 
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That's interesting that they'd use different apps. Seems like they are ASKING for headaches and problems the more variations they have.
If they specifically designed 2 separate ones, maybe. It was more like they rolled out a new update for the app that could only run on the more powerful Roku, so the older Roku is now stuck on the older app.
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Old 09-15-2016, 05:02 PM
 
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If they specifically designed 2 separate ones, maybe. It was more like they rolled out a new update for the app that could only run on the more powerful Roku, so the older Roku is now stuck on the older app.
I only WISH my TV was "stuck" with the older app!
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