Originally Posted by gweempose
This sounds like the infamous IR receiver board problem that many owners have experienced. Call Sharp, and they should send someone out to fix it for you for free of charge.
That's a phenomenal price. Nice score!
I'm not sure if waiting would help. $3500 did not go very well with my wife. But I was afraid someone might grab it before me. Couple months ago I tried a few Best Buys and none of them would even go below $5000. According to slick deal the lowest people saw was $4500. But the condition varies. I saw a "Good" one from one store and it had a lot of smudges on the screen and was missing glasses. The one I bought was rated "Excellent" and had no scratches. The store wanted to give me a "premium" HDMI cable for free. I tried asking them for a $300 TV stand but they wouldn't budge. I told them it would be nice if they can throw in 2 more pair of glasses. For some reason they found 2 more pairs in the drawer. So I ended up with 4 pair of 3D glasses, two without box and used, two brand new in box. I took the receipt to another store and one of the store was willing to price match. I got a feeling $3500 isn't the lowest they can go.
Originally Posted by N3W813
FYI, the Elite still draws electricity (~0.2w) in standby mode in order to keep serial and network ports open for RS-232 or IP control. This may be the reason why your surge protector continues to provide power to the other outlets.
That may explain why it worked with Sony XBR and not the Elite. I did get it to work with Belkin Conserve. It was 3 different Rocketfish I tried that didn't work.
Originally Posted by Sick Mother
Taiwan, you have a few things going on simultaneously. As was previously stated, your Elite (like many) has a failing IR sensor. The replacement is cheap and easy and instructions can be found in this thread.
Your surge protection isn't bad and neither is the TV, but they are incompatible. You need a surge protector that outputs pure sine wave. Sounds like your Belkin is stepped.
Your picture mode issue is still baffling.
I'm going to try using the TV for a while with the batteries taken out of the remote and see if the AV Mode gets switched again. I really hope it won't happen again because if it does that means something is wrong with the TV. This is what happens when you buy a floor model. If something doesn't work right you always suspect it had to do with being used for too long.
I have to make a correction. I tried Rocketfish RF-HTS105, RF-PCS12ES13 and RF-PCS12ES (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Rocketfish%26%23153%3B+-+12-Outlet+Home/Office+Power+Manager+with+Surge+Protection/9256841.p?id=1218070096176&skuId=9256841&strId=536&strClr=true
), none of them work and they worked very well for Sony XBR TV I replaced. I made it work with Belkin Conserve Smart AV Auto-off. But I'd prefer it worked with Rocketfish because the Belkin is too tightly spaced and I have too many devices that need to be controlled. What I ended up doing was to plug surge protectors on top of Belkin. Hopefully that's not a fire hazard.Edited by taiwan - 7/3/13 at 11:00am