Originally posted by BigFoot48
Well, our one month old S715 just croated. Went black with the blue ring of death blinking and blinking. Turning it off for a minute sometimes brings the picture back for a few seconds, then the screen blanks and the blinking starts again.
So, H-III is dead. We decided in consulting with Sears to get another. This will be H-IV, the fourth Hitachi 57S715 we've had in less than two months. I wanted to switch to a Mits or Pano but it was so painless to get another that we'll try one more time.
What a mess. Something is amiss with Hitachi.
I am sorry to hear this,
Unplug your unit for a couple minutes then plug it back in, check to see what firmware version you have and if the quick startup feature is enabled, if it is turn it off.
I found this post on a earlier threadhttp://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...5&pagenumber=2
Well nearly a month & a half later the set is finally fixed (or at least it appears that way for now,, fingers crossed). Tech came out today & replaced signal board in set & it actually turns on how it's supposed to!!!! Wooohoooo!!! It seemed for a while as though it would never be fixed but in finally is. To any & all with the above problem check and/or replace the following in this order:
-make sure 'quick power on' is turned OFF
-check for firmware upgrade
-replace signal board (not a cheap part if out of warranty ~$400)
One of the above should take care of it, thank god for warranty work & I'm glad I spent the extra $300 on the extended one in case something like this happens again after the first year.
Hopefully this will end this chapter on this post for good.
Now I can finally sit back & enjoy my new TV.
Just my 2¢