Originally Posted by whiskersland
With no inputs connected at all the PJ still shows the same heavily crushed luminance. I can barely read the on screen menus. I still see a half scan line at the top left. I believe this scan line is at normal luminance, but it is so thin I can't be sure. It may be my imagination but when I switch on the Ruby and change inputs I see more strange blocky random types of shash than I saw before. in fact I don't remember it ever throwing images like that at me. Although I only see them for a few frames or fractions of a second I feel they are full luminance too. It is perhaps only when the PJ settles down that it goes low luminance. Maybe it still feels it is in an emergency low lamp state? I left it disconnected for 12 hours but no joy there. Before experimenting with the bulb maybe I can find a complete reset function? So far I can't. I will try to check it out through a laptop but from the manual it doesn't look compatible with Macs.
As you know with NO INPUTS - you should at least have a BLUE Screen
and be Able to READ the MENU. It is sounding more and more like an
internal PJ problem. Maybe you had some electrical problem while
you were away. MINE is ISOLATED from AC unless I power it up via a
fancy and complex control system.
There should be a FACTORY RESET function somewhere.
As for MACs - do you at least have a MAC that can run WINDOWS?
The Sony only wants to talk to a PC - surprise surprise
I'm a MAC person but I also have PCs for times like this although
my MAC is Intel based and runs Windows as well.
I have not tried this in a long long long time - I have Ethernet
run to my PJ and it has a FIXED IP address - so I can access the
PJ over the network. I know I have done that from a PC and worked
just fine - the PJ has a web browser in it if you know the IP address.
I don't remember ever trying from my MAC - I will try that TONIGHT
and let you know what I find out - but that will be at least 5-6 hours