Originally Posted by tzdvl
Here is an explanation of the clicking sounds from Sony eSupport...http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/m...00%20250970849
No specific instructions to stop the clicking are given, other than to disable TVGOS.
Since Sony eSupport also mentions a factory reset, perhaps it is necessary to do a factory reset, and THEN deselect/disable TVGOS during initial setup?
If you do a Google search, it looks like folks have been complaining about the "annoying clicking while off" problem for at least the past couple of years. You would think the phenomenon would be prominently addressed in the paper setup manual as well as in the i-Manual!
On the other page, it says: "This is because the TV collects data for the TV Guide On Screen system, checks for software updates or performs software downloads
. Updates are delivered to the TV on a host channel, by either over-the-air broadcast (usually local PBS), direct cable or over the network (Internet)."
I'm guessing they mean TVGOS "software updates or TVGOS software downloads".http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/d...rnalId=C394713
The "clicking sound" = Download Acquisition Mode
(DAM) is used for software updates and/or collecting data for TV Guide On Screen.
Resetting the TV will probably only clear the memory - so related to the TVGOS, resetting/clearing memory will push the TVGOS Setup to run again when the TV is turned on for the first time again.
Here are the steps to take after doing a TV Reset to disable the TVGOS:
The ENERGY SAVING SWITCH
must be on (z) to set the clock and obtain program information for the TV Guide.
• Home mode sets the TV to display the settings optimized for home viewing (this setting is ENERGY STAR compliant).
- Select Continue to scan for available channels and enable the TV Guide On Screen® feature. If you receive channels from a cable box or satellite receiver and do not wish to use the TV’s built-in tuner, select Skip
- Selecting Skip will disable the TV Guide On Screen feature, which is only available when the TV’s tuner is used
• If you skip the channel scan while in the setup menus, TV Guide will be disabled