Originally Posted by slowbiscuit
.... you can then hit down-arrow to get rid of it.
......for the duration of the current program. If replaying the episode or playing anything else it will come back, only to be easily dismissed by the down-arrow
I don't really care for it but it's easy enough to get rid of, that and a CLEAR to get rid of the status bar. IOW pause, arrow-down, clear, repeat for next program.