These are the digital mock ups. I think the first design is subtle and doesnt take up too much of the screen where as the second design i think over powers the screen.
I asked 10 participants which design they preferred and 7 of them said that they preferred the first design and the other 3 said that they proffered the second design. I participant did comment that the second design is really innovative but they think that it would over power the screen too much.
After taking into consideration my own opinion and the feedback from the user testing I prefer the first design. I think that this is best suited to the screen as it doesnt take your attention away from whats playing on screen.