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post #5581 of 5599
Use mine every day. Still looks great even if it's not 1080p. Just added a blu-ray player.
New TVs are much cheaper but I hope my $5,000 Pio 5060 lasts many more years!
post #5582 of 5599
My Elite 1130 is still going strong. Have no interest in 3D and already have 1080p in my projector (which is more important on the 92" screen). Anyone try one of those newer Sharp Elites?
post #5583 of 5599
I still use my Pro-930 as the bedroom TV. Still going strong with no problems. However, I'm concerned about dust collection so I will be disconnecting the STB today and giving it a thorough dusting/wipe.

I use my 930 for OTA signals exclusively (have no cable or satelitte) and the tuner does an awesome job of pulling in TV signals from far away. I have the fortunate benefit of pulling in Canadian and American broadcast signals since Toronto is in the ideal location to benefit from being so close to Buffalo.

My main TV for the living room is the Pro-111FD calibrated by D-Nice. However, when I watch the 930 in the bedroom, it is no slouch. The picture quality, IMO, is top notch and will compete with many other displays on the market today in terms of picture quality.

Like other posters have said I hope to have my Pro-930 for many more years, however, I hope that black media box doesn't break down. If it does I don't think I would invest money to repair it. However, I only use it for OTA TV viewing so hopefully I'm putting less stress on it and therefore will last longer.

Thanks
post #5584 of 5599
My 4360 is my bedroom TV still. I've had it since Dec 2006 and it was a floor model at that time. cool.gif
post #5585 of 5599
Just checked my hours ... 56118H47M !!! Even with 3 smokers in the house it's working GR8!!!
post #5586 of 5599
Hi All and Happy Holidays to the true "Pioneers" in plasma ownership!

I still have my PRO 910 HD, but it's got a ton of hours on it and it has developed a bad spot in the center of the panel. - Kind of lightbulb shaped and about 1/2 the height of the screen in the upper center.
On light backgrounds like skies, you can really see it. Also starting to see breakdown in the faces that move into that area, blotchy dark green pixilation, usually ends up right in the middle of someones face.
Otherwise... still a beautiful picture, but I have always been less than satisfied with the back levels on these earlier gen panels.

I have this mounted above my fireplace (rarely used, please on't ask if that caused the problem) and have the 10 meter umbilical run up the facia of the fireplace thru the ceiling and back down in the wal to the side going into a media rack that holds the media box, receiver, DVD etc...
It's a perfect arrangement for my area.

Not wanting to alter the cable and location of the panel or receiver set-up, I bought a PRO 930 HD (last of the Media Box models) on eBay, it arrived yesterday.
I can just swap out th epanel and media box - no muss or fuss...

I am curious about your thoughts on the PQ difference between the 2 sets. Any comments?
Also on a spec sheet I saw, this was called "Kuro PRO-930HD". Is this really the 1st gen KURO?

Will try to set them up side-by side and post pics when I get the time this weekend.

Also, I want to check the hours on both sets - Can anyone tell me how to do that?

Thanks
Randu
post #5587 of 5599
56,118 hours!?!?
That is 6.4 years of 24/7/365 on time

Holy Moley
post #5588 of 5599
"Also, I want to check the hours on both sets - Can anyone tell me how to do that?"


More info on service panel - hours used
With TV Off, do the following sequence on your remote:
Press "Display" and wait at least 3 seconds (I wait 4)
Press "Left", "Up", "Left", "Right", and "Power On" in sequence
The TV should power up and display the Service Menu
From here, to access the viewing hours info:
Press "Mute" repeatedly until the "Panel Fact" screen is displayed
Press "Enter"
Press the down arrow key once to scroll the page and you should see the viewing hours info.

To get the actual "panel on time" do the following once in the service menu:
Press MUTE (3 times to go to “PANEL FACTS”) and press SELECT.
Press DOWN (1 time) to page through each menu (for instance, to see the multiple pages that make up the INFORMATION section).

“HR-MTR” = the panel time
post #5589 of 5599
Thanks Mr Cool
post #5590 of 5599
Well back into this thread again. First piece of A/V equipment I bought and found this thread via google.

Started to get the 12 blue blinks last night. Gonna dig deeper into the TV Guide stuff (which I disabled 1.5 years ago) and see what I find. I'm might cry if this TV dies on me frown.gif
post #5591 of 5599
Well it just stopped on its own on Sunday. I do remember some funny stuff with DST.

I'm not able to pull in a few local HD QAM channels. I'm wondering (hoping) if it's a signal strength issue, rather than tuner. eek.gif
post #5592 of 5599
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Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post

Well it just stopped on its own on Sunday. I do remember some funny stuff with DST.

I'm not able to pull in a few local HD QAM channels. I'm wondering (hoping) if it's a signal strength issue, rather than tuner. eek.gif

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I think it will still be your tuner. The same thing happened on my PRO-1130, and the blue light flashes do not happen constantly. It flashes the typical code for a bit, then stops for a while. Maybe you will be lucky and it's just signal strength, but from my experience, that wasn't the case.
post #5593 of 5599
Thanks for the reply. The blue lights started back up again, and I agree it's probably the tuner. I had the tuner replaced under warranty (only time I've EVER purcahsed an extended warranty) about 3 years in, which was probably 3 or 4 years ago now. IIRC, it was a very straightforward repair, much like swapping a video card on a PC.

But at this point, I don't know if it'd be worth the $$$. I could always just use a cablebox or use for DVD's. I'm roughly starting the process of a basement HT, and this panel could supplement the PJ pretty well maybe.
post #5594 of 5599
Hello . my vidio junkie son and I inherited a pioneer elite pro plasma......But the guy who removed it CUT ! the cable that connects the receiver to the tv.......anyone have one for sale ?
post #5595 of 5599
Well my 4360 is no longer in my possession. The tuner just wasn't working. So we gave it to my sister-in-law who streams everything.

I'm glad it will still be used, but makes me pretty sad to watch it go. frown.gif
post #5596 of 5599
I have an old Pioneer 1130HD Elite Plasma TV and I just recently got rid of cable and hooked up an OTA antenna to the tv tuners in my 1130HD. I have the audio going out to a sony HTIB via HDMI. for some reason when I use the OTA tuner in the 1130HD, it wants to send the audio out to the built in speakers (which are disconnected) rather than out to the AV receiver.

for the life of me I can't seem to figure out how to get the audio to go out to the AV receiver when watching OTA TV. does anybody have any ideas? It really would be appreciated.
post #5597 of 5599
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Originally Posted by bdee1 View Post

I have an old Pioneer 1130HD Elite Plasma TV and I just recently got rid of cable and hooked up an OTA antenna to the tv tuners in my 1130HD. I have the audio going out to a sony HTIB via HDMI. for some reason when I use the OTA tuner in the 1130HD, it wants to send the audio out to the built in speakers (which are disconnected) rather than out to the AV receiver.

for the life of me I can't seem to figure out how to get the audio to go out to the AV receiver when watching OTA TV. does anybody have any ideas? It really would be appreciated.

The HDMI inputs on the back of the media receiver don't support ARC. Try using an optical cable to get the sound from the TV to your AVR
post #5598 of 5599
I thought that might be the case - I actually connected up the optical cable too and still no luck. When i adjust the volume, I get the pioneer volume bar on the screen as if it is adjusting its won speaker. Is there a setting that will direct it to send the audio out over the optical instead of the "internal" speakers?
post #5599 of 5599
Try adjusting the volume on the AVR, not the media receiver. Adjusting the volume on the MR itself won't control what's being outputted over the optical cable
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