Originally Posted by digitrip
I respectfully disagree. It should work as advertised.
WARNING: The following post contains light sprinklings of Swiftian cynicism!
Here's the thing: I live in the real world, and I have read this entire thread. Pioneer is not going to fix this problem. It's not even on their radar. Consumer electronics companies operate on such narrow margins that they do not care about fixing quirks in their entry-level or mid-range products. This stuff is obsolete once it's RTM. IMHO, they are obviously doing one (or both) of two things:
(A) Running interference and throwing up smoke screens about this issue, because putting a fix in is not and will never be on their project list. They are busy working on the 2008 models. I am not holding my breath for a firmware update.
(B) Relying on incompetent tech support people, who improvise BS answers to things, because they have not been given up-to-date training on the known issues with this product. "Crappy, substandard customer support from an internationally known company? How could this be possible?!?" Welcome to the 21st century.
Look, the fact is that I absolutely love this TV. But I am not naive enough to believe or expect that I will be absolutely 100% satisfied with any complex gadget that I own. My laptop needs the occasional reset. My iPod has locked up once or twice. My 11-year-old Toyota's ABS light comes on once in a blue moon, but goes out when I re-start the car, and the ABS has always worked perfectly. These phenomenally complex products are just occasionally quirky, and I live with that. I'm pretty quirky myself.
Now, if this problem was killing my enjoyment of the product, you'd bet that I'd be raising a ruckus. But all that have happened are a few little issues, and I believe that those of us who've been paying obsessive attention to this thread have landed on some ways to prevent the problem:
(1) Don't use an OTA antenna.
(2) If you do use OTA, leave the tuner on a strong station when you shut off the set.
Another possible solution: Try the "re-set" procedure described earlier in this thread, and then pray.