Originally Posted by wsmc831
Mind elaborating on the pixelating issue? I've been having a few issues with my hp95, occasionally the picture start showing green or red pixels all over the screen, plus this weekend the picture would just black out occasionally requiring a hard reboot.
It's in a second room and probably only has 100 hours or less since December, rarely used....but I'm starting to think I need to call Toshiba as I was hoping it was either the old HD receiver or cable that was causing the problem.
I have had numerous pixellating issues with my 42HP95. I think if you click on my name on this forum, you can read all my posts about this issue, as not to try to recreate them here. In a nutshell, though, I have Comcast digital cable, I choose to use a cable card (which is part of the pixillating problem, interestingly enough), and I have the latest versions of the Toshiba firmware (1.3.2) installed on my TV.
I would suggest you call them and speak with a tech support person. I have had mostly good experiences when I have called Toshiba (and there are many of us on this forum who have had unfortunate experiences with them). Check to see which firmware version you have installed, and you may also want to inquire if your cable company has altered any of their programming, video signals, etc. in the times you have noticed this issue. For example, Comcast just recently had a free Starz channel weekend. I had to do a re-boot of the TV because I was getting the pixillating, coincidentally on the same day as the beginning of the free Starz weekend. My theory as to why? Because my cable card works "one way" (e.g can receive input from Comcast but not send info back, which if you use a cable box there is two way communication between your TV and your provider). So, my theory is that my cable card needed a 're-set" when Comcast sent through the Starz signal for the free weekend. The re-boots do rectify the issue, it is just a nuisance to then have to re-program the TVGOS, my personal brightness settings, etc.
Hope this is of some help. I am limited in my feedback, because I choose to use a cable card (one time fee to Comcast), so my problems with my 42HP95 have had somewhat of a narrow scope. I have been told that if I switch to a cable box, the pixillating will go away. But that will just get me started on my rants about paying even more for cable, and monthly fees, and the reasons why the FCC required cable companies to offer their consumers another means at receiving their signals besides a box (hence the cable card), but them we get issues like pixillating.
Good luck, and keep us posted.