Good morning.... (i also posted this in the issues/settings thread, sorry for the repost, but am desparate for help).
As I have now been reading through 200 pages of this thread, I had also been working on the break-in with the thumbdrive since 5:45pm last night until about 11:00pm.
I went to check on the panel to make sure the images were still progressing as i have throughout the evening.
I am now seeing a hair-thin thick line running the entire width of the panel about 5 inches up from the bottom.
I discontinued the use of the thumbdrive, changed to the factory pure settings, connected my hdmi cable from the Cox box, and turned to the HD channel showing the nfl football game and the line is still there. i went to a few other channels and it is still there.
I turned it all off, waited 5 minutes and then turned it back on it is still there.
Is the panel defective? Looking forward, if i have to fight the store or pioneer to get this replaced (since its been only 2 days), is there any data that can be pulled from the panel (using calcontrol or any other diagnostic software) that would show that i changed the sport settings and was running the breakin images?? I know it can show the total run time, but what about anything else that i could get blamed for and screw me out of a replacement panel??
thanks in advance for the help!