I found a glitch with our 141 I'm hoping someone can help with.
We live in the Santa Cruz mountains (about 90 minutes south of San Francisco). We have bad power from the power company, and no generator. So, every time there's a storm, we get power outages, ranging from a couple of minutes to several days (the record for our neighborhood is six).
On our old flat panel, which we replaced with the 141, when the power went out, we had to be very careful to unplug the panel, because otherwise when the power came back on, if we had been watching something, it came back on not in standby mode, but in display mode. And when the DVD player came back on, it opened the tray and displayed "OPEN" on the flat panel. For however long it was before we found this out and shut it off.
We had hoped the Pioneer engineers would realize that this is dangerous, but, sadly, when I tested the 141 by pulling the power plug out of the wall while playing the break-in DVD and then plugging the power back in, the thing came on in display mode, not standby. So it has the exact same potentially fatal design flaw.
Does anyone know if there's a way to configure the 141 to fail open instead of closed in the event of a power outage? Ideally it would not even come up in standby mode, but stay off until the power switch is pressed. But I'd settle for it coming up in standby mode.
If there's no solution to this in software, I'll have to install a deadman cutout in the wall.