Some more garbage to read if you're bored
I think this might work on Goldstar TVs as well, since both Zenith and
Goldstar are the same company, LG Electronics.
Hold the MENU button. The menu will come up and then after a few
seconds will go away. Now let go of the MENU button and enter
9 8 7 6 Enter
You will get a service menu that varies widely depending on model, so
I won't include a walkthrough here. The ones I tried were fairly
Access to the Service Menu can be set using the remote or by using the Keyboard on the front of the set With the remote Press and HOLD the MENU key untill the user menu disappears, then press Key 9-8-7-6-and ENTER this will bring up one item of the service menu.
On model with 10 buttons keyboard press and hold the MENU key until the menu dissapears. Then without delay, press simultaneously the ADJ.RIGTH AND THE CH UP.
On model with 6 button key board press and hold the MENU key until the menu dissappears Then without delay press simultaneously VOLUME UP AND CHANNEL DOWN. To exit the service menu press the enter key.
Also, Hold down volume on tv until it hit "0" and at the same time hit "9" on the remote control, and bingo your in!
Maintenir enfoncÃ© le bouton 'menu' 5 secondes jusqu'Ã* ce que le menu actuel disparaisse
Composer alors la sÃ©quence '9876', puis 'enter'
OK, then, in the newsgroups, here's a funs eries of threads from sci-electronics.repair posted this in June 2003:
1. Well you should know Zeniths track record..NOT GOOD
I would pass on the deal and go get a real pro set.
2. Here's a clue....NO company has a great track record. Every company has made a dud or two.
3. But here's the difference: Zenith has a track record that's worse than
average. The only brand I can think of to where Zenith is better than is RCA.
You sell the stuff, but we FIX them. We should know something more about the innards of the products you sell as we actually do work fixing them, including quite a few problems that were the result of bad engineering and/or manufacturing.
And Zenith has had more duds than any reputable Japanese brand, particularly Hitachi, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic.
4. He is pretty much stuck with one of two choices.
1. Follow LG/Zenith's current policy of EXCHANGING that model if there is a
problem as they do not support it yet with any parts or service information.
2. Wait about 3 to 4 more months for the service information and parts to
hit the US LG/Zenith pipeline. i.e. by October according to Zenith/LG rep.
5. The service manual information is not even released to authorized servicers yet. ALL the calls we have had on that model so far have been referred to the selling dealer to arrange for an EXCHANGE of the set when there is a problem.
6. You can hold the menu down till the cows come home and it never disappears so you can enter the number code. Its a model R49W36. Anybody know how to get into the setup menu on the new models?
By the way, all of the new Zenith products (TV's, vcrs, etc) have all new
remote codes. New remotes wont work old Zenith stuff, and vice versa.
7. I successfully downloaded the service manual from the LG/Zenith
servicers website yesterday, and it is a huge file. A number of pages
are devoted to setup, convergence and alignment. All of the
adjustments use the remote control, and they all call for you to begin
by pushing the "instart" key on the remote. I've looked and looked,
but can't seem to figure out which key they are talking about.
8. You'll need the service remote. Cant get into the service menu without it. As for sending it back, if you've unpacked it, hooked it up, and you have a problem, and youre an authorized Zenith dealer, why pay freight to ship it
back, wait for a replacement, if you can fix it yourself, and send zenith
the bill under warranty? Call Tech support and order a service remote while thay still have them. Service menus are not available, period, without one. Also works on plasmas. HTH
BTW, if they tell you that you can get into the service menus just like you
did on last years model, they dont have the new service info either. You
cant, doesnt work, Need the remote. Period.
Another C34W23 reviews, for any insight on Zeniths in general:http://www.hometheatermag.com/direct...48/index4.html
has a review on the Zenith C34W23
"In the past, the company has put forth displays that could be made extremely accurate, " "it's the same remote that comes with Zenith's C27V22 27-inch display (see his review in the October 2002 issue). So, either the 27-inch display has an expensive remote, or this TV has a cheap one. " " the set's DC restoration floats. In other words, the TV's black level changes depending on a scene's overall brightness. This changing black level makes darker scenes more visible in a bright room. In a dark room, Ron noted that it makes the image look a bit washed-out, and the changing level can be mildly distracting. Fortunately, a good service technician can eliminate this, assuming that it bothers you. Unfortunately, the same technician won't be able to adjust the display's color decoder, which, when properly adjusted, tends to exaggerate red or partially red images. When you view the TV using its factory settings, this extra red compensates for the image's overall blue tint. With the picture set for the lower color temperature, the extra red made Ethan Hawke's face in Training Day look like it was sunburned. I had to lower the color control significantly to make the image more natural-looking. As a result, Maureen noticed that other colors, like a diner's jacket from the same movie's opening scene, were less vibrant than they were on the other sets. ""Overall, though, everyone agreed that the Zenith's picture was softer and less detailed than those of the other displays.
This didn't seem to bother anyone, though. In fact, most people seemed inexplicably attracted to the display's overall color balance. Without service adjustment, the Zenith's gray scale tracks reasonably well, although not substantially better than the other displays. After calibration, the picture measured expectedly closer. Regardless, Claire, Geoffrey, Maureen, and Ron all preferred the C34W23's filmlike and more-natural-looking appearance [in comparison to the Philips 34PW9818, Sony KV-34XBR800, and the Toshiba 34HDX82].
Unfortunately, there's no link to the Oct. 2002 review of the C27V22 (liisted under the Cheap Thrills section). I will have to see if one of the local libraries has a copy (I'm not up to hitting the Library of Congress for it).