Originally Posted by dlconner
Do you have a need for the OTA antenna? I have never had a problem with the 12 lights issue, but I also do not have an OTA hooked up. You could try unhooking that port and seeing if the problem goes away. Also, most have found that after disabling the TV guide with 00000, or worst case manually setting the clock, the problem goes away...do you maybe have a defective tuner? Since you got it through BB, might be worth while to try an exchange first.
Yeah I do have a need for OTA since I actually am fine with with my DTV via s-video PQ so currently the only HD programming I want to currently watch is OTA HD channels and I have really become addicted to PBS HD which I do not believe is even an option offered with Dish, DTV or our local cable provider.
IMO, unhooking the antenna is not, nor should be an option.
Why bother having a connection on a brand new TV that does nothing but cause problems with said TV?
Before I called the Pio-support yesterday the 0's were already inputted (1st thing I did when I hooked it up). The support guy said that the 0's were not the correct work-around and he had me do what I stated in post #132.
Also I asked the support guy if Pio plans to release a firmware fix for this & he said and I quote; "we are under contract with TVGuide NOT to try and fix this" (what the hell?)
Maybe I do have a defective model, bummer too since there are no stuck pixels and I have about 150 hrs on it.
I guess I could do an exchange because my wife & I really love the image the 5071 produces but from what I have heard that if I do a straight exchange at BB I do not get another 30 days from the exchange date, just the days left from the initial purchase (4-27-07), someone please correct me if I am wrong.
I'm trying so hard not to form a negative attitude towards Pioneer since it was just days ago I was gushing all over these forums about my new 5071. It's just that right now I feel as if Pioneer just kicked me in the privates and all they can say is, "sorry but we will send out a service tech".
In my "ever-so-humble" opinion, this is completely unnaceptable.