So I find the display quite annoying, it seems to me neither logical or functional in doing what I really want it to do. It almost seems like a step backwards to how the screens work on my older 272 & UnitiLite.
On those older green screen models the display shows the info and then goes off after a user definable timeout (I think between 10 seconds & 2 hours), it then comes back on if you change volume, source etc and then times out again later, which is great and perfect. This functionality took some time to come on that older generation I think and before that the display was either on or a clock, hence why you see many older ones with burnt screens where the clock digits were!
I would like similar functionality if possible for the Atom (and others) as on all the time, I worry it will burn the screen (I may be worrying about nothing) and off is of little use to me.
I would prefer it to be on showing nice graphics (timed or permanent) whilst I’m playing streamed music from Roon, Qobuz, Tidal, Spotify or uPnP but when I switch to the analogue input, I use mine as an AV input (in AV Fixed Volume mode) I do not want / need a static wiggly line showing 24/7 so would prefer it off or to time out.
I really want to make the best use of the screen’s capabilities whilst playing streamed music, I don’t want to have look at my phone or iPad, that’s kind of ok for single person, but I want us all to be able to see what’s playing and I’d prefer to look at a screen a distance away rather than close up.
Someone suggested have the screen on all the time, but have the Atom go into auto stand by after a period of time when not in use, but this is also no good to me as I want it on 24/7, not only to stay warm (maybe not needed so much these days) but also because the device is used as the front left and right channels in an AV setup and as it annoyingly does not respond to Infra Red control, when my wife or kids turn on the TV, if the Atom has already auto shutdown since my Logitech Harmony can’t ensure it is on when it starts up the TV they’d loose much of the sound and have to ring me / the Dad support line…
In summary, I’d like the Atom to have a screen either on for streaming but off for static input logos or if tricky then just have a timeout instead of just being permanently either on or off.