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post #5341 of 5599
Turn off the TVGOS and auto time (clock) update.
post #5342 of 5599
What is TVGOS? TV guide? I don't use that...
How do I turn off the time feature you mention?

Thanks for the help!!
post #5343 of 5599
TVGOS = TV Guide. You turn it off by entering all zeros for the zipcode during the TVGOS setup. The clock update in located in the tuner menu.
post #5344 of 5599
TV just did it again for the seventh time tonight!

I can't figure this out for the life of me!

I set the TV guide to 0's. The tuner option is not available based on the settings I have. Although I am not clear as to why not. And what settings are causing this to not be available.

I think I may just sell it and buy a TV with NO MEDIA box... seems to be a really big issue here... and I am tired of it.

Thanks for the help.
post #5345 of 5599
Got out of bed this morning and of course the media box has the blinking blue light. What could this possibly be!

Watching TV in intervals is just not fun at all!
post #5346 of 5599
I had this before and disabling the guide (set the zipcode to all 0s) and then unplug for 30 seconds and plug back in worked for me. I guess you've already tried this... Maybe you should call customer support, or go online and look at their knowledge base.
post #5347 of 5599
I think the tuner option will be available if you switch the TV input to tuner A or B.
post #5348 of 5599
I honestly don't get what is happening with this TV.
I was watching TV last night for hours on end.. and no issues.. didn't turn off once.
This morning I woke up... the blue light on the media box is flashing again.
I unplug both the cable box and the media box... plug them back in.. and my TV will now not show any picture. I know the cable is working because I have internet and it worked last night....

Someone help! This TV was not worth the money to me at this point... So frustrated.
Thanks...
post #5349 of 5599
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Originally Posted by Solar78 View Post

I honestly don't get what is happening with this TV.
I was watching TV last night for hours on end.. and no issues.. didn't turn off once.
This morning I woke up... the blue light on the media box is flashing again.
I unplug both the cable box and the media box... plug them back in.. and my TV will now not show any picture. I know the cable is working because I have internet and it worked last night....

Someone help! This TV was not worth the money to me at this point... So frustrated.
Thanks...

One thing to consider; just because your cable modem is working doesn't mean the TV channels are working correctly, and vice versa.

I read you did the 00000 for the TV Guide, but did your unplug for at least 30 seconds to do a full reset?
post #5350 of 5599
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solar78 View Post

I honestly don't get what is happening with this TV.
I was watching TV last night for hours on end.. and no issues.. didn't turn off once.
This morning I woke up... the blue light on the media box is flashing again.
I unplug both the cable box and the media box... plug them back in.. and my TV will now not show any picture. I know the cable is working because I have internet and it worked last night....

Someone help! This TV was not worth the money to me at this point... So frustrated.
Thanks...

I'm getting in on this pretty late, but will offer my 2 cents, given I faced this issue before. You write that you have a cable box connected. I assume that you are connecting the box to the MR via component or HDMI cables, but in event that you have the cable box connected to the MR via a coax cable, disconnecting that feed might help.

In my case, I have satellite, but I also was running a coax feed from an antenna to the MR to watch OTA digital HD channels. When I was getting the blue light, instead of zeroing out my TVGOS, I simply unplugged the coax cable from the box. Problem was resolved and it didn't blink the next morning. I eventually reconnected the coax antenna feed and haven't had any problems.

I think the reason this worked, was there was that the TVGOS stream in my local PBS channel was corrupted for a time (or that was my conclusion from reading other threads). By disconnecting the cable, I eliminated that issue. When I reconnected it several days later, I guess the TVGOS stream had been repaired.

YMMV of course.
post #5351 of 5599
No more 4360 for me! I'm selling/trading my PDP-4360HD tomorrow. I'll be getting either a a) PRO110FD b) PDP-5010FD or c) PRO1150HD. It's decision making time.
post #5352 of 5599
Alas a tale of woe:

Our 1130 had an intermittent minor problem (full screen of snow when changing channels or inputs) and the local authorized Pioneer service tech did a system reset through the service menu (as, he said, directed by Pioneer).

Since then, we cannot get TV reception via CableCard. Comcast has put four or five cards in, configured them for hours (but always unable to get an IP address), and finally gotten them to display the analog, digital, and HD stations to which we subscribe. Yet, the day after the Comcast tech leaves, we again get no channels. If I unplug the CableCard and plug it in again to the MR, we get analog stations (but have to punch in channel numbers directly, rather than use the up/down channel key on the remote) since the MR seems not to be functioning in the signal path. We've also disconnected the cable feed to the MR, power cycled the MR by unplugging it, letting it sit awhile, and plugging it in again. An interesting symptom is that now the TV takes awhile to start (perhaps the MR searching for signal).

I couldn't find anything on the Pioneer FAQs or Knowledgebase, on in AVS threads, so I'm asking for your expertise. Thanks very much for any help you might offer.

Rich
post #5353 of 5599
Anyone still have the original 5060 tabletop stand that came with this plasma TV? Would prefer one that is NIB and complete with Pioneer supplied hardware and install manual.
Just PM me with what you would sell it for including shipping. Thanks
post #5354 of 5599
I'm posting this for a female friend trying to get her Pioneer PDP 4361 HD TV connected using S-Video.

I have everything hooked up correctly using S-Video but I get sound with no picture. The only way to get a picture is to hookup the composite video cable. The same thing happens when I try to use component video...no picture only sound.

I'm hooking up the 4361 HD to a Direct TV Satellite box (model R15).

Is there anything in the MENU of the 4361 HD where you need to trun on S-Video (that I may be overlooking) for it to work? If this is NOT the case, then the S-Video and Component Video Inputs are defective and this Media Receiver needs to be replaced.
post #5355 of 5599
Don't think S-video would work w/ 1080/720 signal. Just make sure you are in the right Input Mode is the only thing I can think of.

Cheers,
TP.

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Originally Posted by Ace H View Post

I'm posting this for a female friend trying to get her Pioneer PDP 4361 HD TV connected using S-Video.

I have everything hooked up correctly using S-Video but I get sound with no picture. The only way to get a picture is to hookup the composite video cable. The same thing happens when I try to use component video...no picture only sound.

I'm hooking up the 4361 HD to a Direct TV Satellite box (model R15).

Is there anything in the MENU of the 4361 HD where you need to trun on S-Video (that I may be overlooking) for it to work? If this is NOT the case, then the S-Video and Component Video Inputs are defective and this Media Receiver needs to be replaced.
post #5356 of 5599
Quote:
Don't think S-video would work w/ 1080/720 signal. Just make sure you are in the right Input Mode is the only thing I can think of.

Cheers,
TP.

Thanks for your reply. However, that's not an issue for now as she does not have satellite HD service.

I called to setup an appointment (using her PSP plan from BestBuy) to have it checked out.
post #5357 of 5599
Hi there,
I have a Pioneer PRO-930D we bought in spring of 2006 that apparently now has TWO dead HDMI ports (or frozen, anyway).

Input 1 has a Tivo Series 3 DVR, and Input 3 had a Denon 5910 connected to it (both HDMI inputs enabled, of course). First, the Denon started getting wobbly on Input 3, taking forever to show a picture, then the port stopped working altogether. We took the Denon in for service to Tweeter, and they found a bad HDMI board. They've since sent the Denon 5910 in to be swapped at the manufacturer.

While waiting to get the Denon back, I picked up an Oppo 980-H and tried HDMI on Input 3, with no luck (component works fine). However, when trying to trouble-shoot the Oppo's HDMI by swapping the inputs (with no luck), I then hooked the TIVO Series 3 back to Input 1 HDMI. But now, that port doesn't work at ALL. Which is funny because when I was troubleshooting the Denon 5910, I swapped the same way and had no problem getting to the TIVO to work again on Input 1 back in July! It worked then, but NOT now.

I've tried unplugging both devices and rebooting, leaving the TV on with no HDMI (but TIVO running), then reconnecting cables and putting the set on, with no luck at all. Series 3 component works fine on either Input 1 or 3 (having the HDMI temporarily disabled), as does the Oppo 980-H.

I called up Pioneer's tech line today and they had little advice except to take the MR in for service, which means not having a TV - which is grounds for divorce in our house. I can live with the TIVO at component, since it upconverts, but without HDMI, the Denon 5910 will be an expensive paperweight relative to its value. I have a hard time believing that one-time swapping of devices will lock up HDMI. I even tried swapping different cables (Monster cables and Better cables), with no change.

Is HDMI handshake so fragile, or the inputs so fragile, that simply swapping a device can "freak out" the media receiver enough to permanently lock it up? Or is there some way I "reboot" the Pro-930HD's MR and free up the ports? I'm really lost this time. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
post #5358 of 5599
Does anyone have a cracking / popping sound when changing channels or turning on/off the display?

I disconnected all cables leading to the media receiver to eliminate those possibilities. But it didn't work.

Finally, I disconnected the power cable to the media receiver and turned the display off, waited for a minute, connected the power back and the popping was gone.
post #5359 of 5599
Does anybody know if you can hook up Comcast basic service into Antenna A of a 5060 and get local HD?

It's my understanding that that the 5060's Antenna A has a QAM tuner and according to my phone call with Comcast, their basic service (which is included with my Comcast high speed internet) includes local HD. After performing the auto scan on Antenna A for cable, I seem to be receiving the basic service ok, but I don't seem to be receiving local HD.

I'm a Dish HD user, but since I live in the Catalina Foothills of Tucson I'm in a blind spot for HD OTA.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you,
Dennis
post #5360 of 5599
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Originally Posted by dkenman View Post

Does anybody know if you can hook up Comcast basic service into Antenna A of a 5060 and get local HD?

It's my understanding that that the 5060's Antenna A has a QAM tuner and according to my phone call with Comcast, their basic service (which is included with my Comcast high speed internet) includes local HD. After performing the auto scan on Antenna A for cable, I seem to be receiving the basic service ok, but I don't seem to be receiving local HD.

I'm a Dish HD user, but since I live in the Catalina Foothills of Tucson I'm in a blind spot for HD OTA.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you,
Dennis

Yes you can. I do this. Make sure you have the correct tuner settings. Also, every once in a while my tuner will only tune analog (NTSC) stations. Usually unplugging my TV and plugging it back in a couple minutes later fixes that.
post #5361 of 5599
newlinux,
I powered off, waited a couple of minutes, repeated the autoscan, and HD now works. Beautiful!

Thank you!
Dennis
post #5362 of 5599
Glad that worked for you. Seems to be a bug in these models in general. I had to do the same thing with my cable card. It's like that tuner loses the ability to tune digital stations from time to time...
post #5363 of 5599
Hi guys-
I have not checked into this thread in a long time. Looks like the activity is waning too!

I have a favor to ask, I have the 1130 plasma purchased in December of 2005. I just bought a Toshiba HD-A35 HD-DVD player. I have it hooked up to the plasma with HDMI of course. I have the Toshiba feeding the plasma up to 1080p/24. Don't know if I am actually getting the full benefit, but it has a wonderful image!

I'd like to know what other's settings are if you happen to be using a Toshiba HD-DVD player. The only area I have concerns about are how dark the image is, particularly with upconverting standard def DVD's. I had a 480i non progressive scan 7 year old DVD player before. So I don't know what is supposed to look right.

My settings are:
contrast: 33
brightness: -1
color: +6
tint: 0
sharpness: -5

Energy save: Save2

Thanks and appreciate any insights!

Nelson
post #5364 of 5599
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Originally Posted by Nelsun View Post

Hi guys-
I have not checked into this thread in a long time. Looks like the activity is waning too!

I have a favor to ask, I have the 1130 plasma purchased in December of 2005. I just bought a Toshiba HD-A35 HD-DVD player. I have it hooked up to the plasma with HDMI of course. I have the Toshiba feeding the plasma up to 1080p/24. Don't know if I am actually getting the full benefit, but it has a wonderful image!

I'd like to know what other's settings are if you happen to be using a Toshiba HD-DVD player. The only area I have concerns about are how dark the image is, particularly with upconverting standard def DVD's. I had a 480i non progressive scan 7 year old DVD player before. So I don't know what is supposed to look right.

My settings are:
contrast: 33
brightness: -1
color: +6
tint: 0
sharpness: -5

Energy save: Save2

Thanks and appreciate any insights!

Nelson

Your PureCinema mode needs to be ADV before you get the benefit of 1080p/24 (indicated with your current mode but missing the "1080i" resolution when you press display). Your brightness looks too low. Mine is at +2 against Sony's hidden SMPTE patterns on their BD discs. Make sure to get the HD-DVD version of Digital Video Essentials to get BTB settings right.

I must say I'm a little envious as I have the wimpy A3 and not the A35.
post #5365 of 5599
EWL5-

Thanks for the feedback and ADV Pure Cinema Mode info. I had not realized that Digital Video Essentials had released an HD version yet. I'll look for that.

My brightness is low as it was how I set it up when it was new to prevent image retention. I think I'm well past the danger zone now!

Oh, I was tempted to get the A3, I don't think you should feel a little envious! I think I paid a tad much for a feature I likely can't use, the deep color function.
post #5366 of 5599
Regarding the 1080p/24, I checked my settings, PureCinema mode was set to ADV. The Toshiba HD-A35 is set to output up to 1080p/24.

I am not sure I am actually getting 1080p/24 into the display. I did a search and read back several posts. If I undertsand it right, if my display is actually recieving a 1080p/24 signal then when I select DISPLAY on the remote, it will not show "1080i". My dispaly still shows "1080i". So I can only conclude it's not getting the 1080p/24 signal.

I just want to confirm by those in the know, if it is reciveing a 1080p/24 signal, I will not see the "1080i" indication. I also checked the build date on the display. I looked inside the display back through the vents, it says manufactured October 2005. The label on the outside of the panel says manufactured November 2005. So maybe my display is too old. Anything else I missed? I was sure hoping I could have forced it to accept 1080p/24! But if it's not to be, then C'est la vie.

Thanks!
post #5367 of 5599
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nelsun View Post

Regarding the 1080p/24, I checked my settings, PureCinema mode was set to ADV. The Toshiba HD-A35 is set to output up to 1080p/24.

I am not sure I am actually getting 1080p/24 into the display. I did a search and read back several posts. If I undertsand it right, if my display is actually recieving a 1080p/24 signal then when I select DISPLAY on the remote, it will not show "1080i". My dispaly still shows "1080i". So I can only conclude it's not getting the 1080p/24 signal.

I just want to confirm by those in the know, if it is reciveing a 1080p/24 signal, I will not see the "1080i" indication. I also checked the build date on the display. I looked inside the display back through the vents, it says manufactured October 2005. The label on the outside of the panel says manufactured November 2005. So maybe my display is too old. Anything else I missed? I was sure hoping I could have forced it to accept 1080p/24! But if it's not to be, then C'est la vie.

Thanks!

Do you have anything in the chain that may not repeat a 1080p/24 signal? An incompatible receiver perhaps? Try connecting directly to the TV to test this.

My PS3 has a forced 1080p/24 mode and I was so happy to see that the "1080i" disappeared under this mode. I bought mine May '06 but haven't checked the build date. Good luck!
post #5368 of 5599
EWL5

I have a direct connection from the HD-DVD player to the display via HDMI. I guess it's not going to work. I'll double check the settings. Thanks for replying!
post #5369 of 5599
To my knowledge no Toshiba HDDVD player has forced 1080p/24 mode on any model yet. I have heard rumours that it will be enabled through a software upgrade, however, that was a long time ago. Maybe Toshiba engineering is having a difficult time implementing this feature. Also with the Pro930/1130, build date should not matter (based on previous posts). If receiving a forced 1080p/24 signal, it will kick in and the 1080i will disapear displaying only HDMI when pressing the input button.
post #5370 of 5599
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Originally Posted by Edllguy View Post

To my knowledge no Toshiba HDDVD player has forced 1080p/24 mode on any model yet. I have heard rumours that it will be enabled through a software upgrade, however, that was a long time ago. Maybe Toshiba engineering is having a difficult time implementing this feature. Also with the Pro930/1130, build date should not matter (based on previous posts). If receiving a forced 1080p/24 signal, it will kick in and the 1080i will disapear displaying only HDMI when pressing the input button.

AFAIK, the third gen A30 and A35 advertise support for 1080p/24. I don't know if 1080p/24 needs to be forced in the player setup since I don't own either.
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