Annoying Apple TV 2 behavior upon prolonged media pause

My Apple TV2 automatically reverts to the Menu screen after the screensaver kicks in which is annoying when I've paused a video and wish to return right to it.

Upon return to the device I have to select the app (e.g., Netflix) and navigate through sub-menus to, again, find the video I was watching.

Lame.

Short of disabling the screensaver, is there any way to alter this Apple TV behavior?

What I want is for the video I paused to be front and center when I exit screensaver. This is how I remember it working under an older OS. I'm not exactly sure when it changed but it seems to have occurred within the past 2-3 months.

Suggestions?

Thanks.

Device: Apple TV 2 | OS: 6.02 (6646.81.1)