Acid Snow-- You are correct. Currently the TV is 100% unusable. The remote wont turn on the TV, the power buttons on th front panel wont turn on the TV.
The TV is currently is in standby (constant red luight) mode the entire time.
I did look at the Serial Reference Manual -- But I am a NEWBIE so, I dont know how to use software to send commands via an RS232 cable.
The TV DOES have the ability to lock out he remote and the front panel.