Originally Posted by HogPilot
Very interesting...how'd you do it?
Originally Posted by opensesame
If this is something that can be done with a firmware patch, Turbe with ControlCal might be interested in this. Also, were you able to enable the ISF Day/Night modes? A lot of us 5020/6020 owners would love to have this capability.
PS I am willing to pay for a firmware upgrade.
FOR OBVIOUS REASONS THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRENTY. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK. I WILL NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOU DAMAGING YOUR PIONEER PLASMA DISPLAY DEVICE OR PERSONAL INJURY. THE FOLLOWING IS NOT A PROCEDURE THAT SHOULD BE USED RATHER IT IS A TEST TO PROVE A THEORY.
Now that that is out of the way.
This was simply a board swap (PRO-151FD Part# AWW1353) The original board in the 6020 is AWW1352. This is the board with the service serial port, speaker terminals and composite/component inputs. I don't know if it makes a difference but before i turned off the TV to swap the boards I put it in factory reset. For example the startup screen asking if the tv is for home or retail use would come up the next time you power up. Also the new board has an extra headphone jack style input for the color sensor. So unless you can find the back panel from a pro-151fd you would either have to drill a hole in the panel if you plan to use it or trim the end of that port on the new board so the panel will fit over it.
So how does it look. Pure mode is amazing. From what I can tell it has all the same menu's that the PRO-151FD has looking at the OM. I watched the Book of Eli last night and was switching back and forth between Pure and Movie mode and Pure mode was displaying more color detail than Movie mode. That Movie is not the most colorful movie but I could notice the difference. It might be interesting to get ISF modes unlocked next. Hope you enjoyed this "test".