Nope. That's the "time" button (elapsed time, time-to-end, etc.) Above it (2nd down, left row) is "dimmer," which affects only the front-panel display. I tried 'em all and nothing kills the blue lights. Dave
CD128 doesnt have this option on the RC. I know that CD168 is a bit different. I get used to it by now. The player is amazing; presentation is as close to life performance as I ever experienced in my room.