Originally Posted by D-Nice
Turn the TV Guide feature off by entering all zeros in the zipcode.
I too was suspicious it might be a TV Guide-related problem as it had never occurred until I added a $50 indoor OTA antenna from Radio Shack so I could get my local CW and PBS feeds in HD in addition to DTV's HD locals (granted that was on Day 2 of owning the set). Last night, I tried disabling the TV Guide by going in and telling it that neither antenna or cable was connected but the problem occurred again overnight while sleeping (as there is no menu option to just turn it off altogether). I will certainly try the "all zeroes" solution today to see if that makes any difference, but I'm a little worried because the problem seems to have grown worse:
This morning while watching a DVD, the TV powered off in the middle of playback and went to the flashing blue light. Could the TV Guide feature still have been attempting to troll for info during DVD playback and tripped something?
Incidentally, right before the "power off during DVD playback," I had called Pio tech support, and the woman there told me the blue light flashing meant that TV Guide was searching for programming info. I didn't really buy this, as the light never seems to go back to red (as she claimed it would when it was done "downloading") and what are the chances that it's always searching for info right when I wake up? I called back when the abrupt power off occurred, and got the same tech support woman, who told me, "That's a different problem," and suggested I call an authorized repair center in my neighborhood.
The repair center people said that this, "was not a common problem," and they've not heard of it. I'm tempted to call my dealer and ask to exchange for a replacement set, but if it is just a bug in the TV Guide, I suspect it'll keep happening with the OTA antenna I have, and as I've already "broken-in" this set for 50 hours and it has zero dead pixels, I don't want to tempt fate and start from scratch if I don't have to...
Sorry for the long-winded reply, but do you (or does anyone else) have any more advice for or experience with this problem? D-Nice, does this all still sound consistent with the TV Guide-related glitch? Have you experienced this yourself and fixed it with the all zeroes solution?
Can't wait to get home from work today and see if this works.