I wanted to bump this thread because I am still having no success getting into the service menu. Not only did I want to check hours, I really wanted to calibrate the grayscale with my new Eye One meter and software. I need access to the RGB controls.
I have tried holding down the display button for various lengths of times, only pressing it, waiting before pressing the direction buttons, etc.
I have no idea what I am doing wrong. Perhaps my remote is faulty somehow? I know the Home Menu button does not respond on this remote, yet every other button seems to work fine. I also have a Harmony remote.
Can someone else chime in and offer some tips on how to enter the service menu? If I cannot access the RGB controls through this method, I could always try to track down a Service Remote.
It seems HIGHLY unlikely I will be able to find one. Pioneer won't sell them to consumers and even if one would show up on ebay, it would likely be very expensive.
Another option is to access the controls through the RS-232 connection. I have no idea how to do that however.
Maybe the cheapest route would be to replace the regular remote for the PDP-5010FD and see if a replacement works?
I really just want to get into the factory service menu using the method everyone else has been using.
I must be missing something simple.
If anyone can help, would you please be VERY specific and tell me every little detail about the process, what I might be missing, and what to look for when I press power after punching in the button sequence?
I really need to access the service menu. If anyone knows where I might purchase a factory service remote, that could be helpful as well.
I really just hope someone can help me to enter the service menu.
Thank you very much and if someone has anything at all to add, I would really appreciate it.