Originally Posted by John Beyer
Just chiming in 2 years after goodtimes quote. These 49 TXi's are turning up in every goodwill in the US. All due to the same problem, NO SOUND.
I took Goodtimes advice and am going to send it to Paul at EBC Electronics in NJ to have him look at it. If you go on there webiste, they say the usual No sound and DSP board rebuild runs around 240$ plus the cost to ship it to and fro. If you dont care about new technology (I.E HDMI) like me, then send it in to get repaired.
I Had little problems with my 49 TXi and I just did a master reset (Press Dolby NR and Power at the same time) and bam, unit quit outputting sound altogether. It used to be intermittent, (and would still work in DIRECT mode) but now its nothing. I knew the day would come when I had to send it in for service. But the good thing is if you were to just "replace the board" the same problem would happen again, vs. EBC electronics actually rebuilds and upgrades the faulty parts. Pioneer Home electronics went under in 2014 so you cant get the boards anyways.
Ill post an update after I get the rebuilt unit back and let you all know about what was wrong and the outcomes with EBC.
Yep, EBC COULD NOT
fix it. They had it for 4 weeks, then asked for an additional 2 weeks after that. So 6 weeks and they charge 270$ for the repair service and nothing. Not even sound in "direct mode"
So they refunded me and I told them to keep that crappy paperweight as I didn't want to pay to ship it back I was so pissed.
I was smart and gave up on the 49 TXi's and bought a 47 TX. Built basically the same as the 49 minus the copper back panel and I-Link. (does anyone use I-link? seriously)
Since I bought my 47TX, I have had zero problems with it. Can you believe I went through 3 of the 49 TXi's and they all had the exact same problem (bad board)
And if you think you can just "find another board" think again, the existing board will have to be rebuilt.
Save yourself the hassle and get a 47TX, IMO much better than the 49TXi. (not to say they all will fail, but after owning 3 of them all with the same problem).....
Also, the calibration mic from the 49TXi works with the 47TX and so does the AXD-7295 Touchpad remote. (those go for 300$ on ebay, jeesh)
Hope this helps you 49TXi'ers who have dead units.
Think before you start spending bokou money on a 15 year old unit that is known to have a bad build design.
Its like my Accord, why buy the V6 with the bad (recall) transmission, when you can have the 4cyl that does not have any transmission problems. In my mind its a no brainier.