I've owned the Elite Kuro Pro-111FD for over 4 years. This set has recently exhibited a strange problem. A few months ago while watching a movie from a Sony BDP-S380 via HDMI, an onscreen alert appeared stating that there was a short in the speakers (I've never used the speakers or hooked anything up to the terminals) and within a few seconds,the screen went blank and the blue LED started flashing. I powered off the set via the remote and the red standby LED lit momentarily and then switched back to the blue and it kept flashing. This went on for sometime and then eventually,it settled back to normal. A short time later,it happened again,with the same results.
Since the Sony player was new,I suspected the Sony to be the source of the problem. I've owned an OPPO BDP-93 prior to the Sony and I never encountered this issue. Thinking the Sony was problem via HDMI, I removed the HDMI cable used component cables and the set never had the issue. The Sony only displays 480i over component, so I hooked it back up with the HDMI. Again, problem came back. Moved HDMI cable to another input with no problems (but I hadn't watched anything for a good period of time) .
I just picked up a used OPPO BDP-95 and within a week, the problem came back. Couldn't tell if the onscreen alert stating a short in the speakers message appeared because I was on a different input. I shut down the power by operating the switch on the back, by removing the power cable and the remote. Each time, the power off (standby) red LED would light briefly and then it cycled to power on with the blue LED flashing. Eventually,it settled back down and would start working normal again.
The only other piece that has been the same is the HDMI cable. It has been moved to different inputs and they've all exhibited these anomalies. I'm suspecting the cable as the source of the problem, but I don't have another one on hand to test that.
Watching from the cable box via the component input or TV direct is fine,never a shutdown.
I'm just curios if anyone who owns this series of sets have had a similar or same problem.