Originally Posted by Duck05
The TV Guide software has been a problem since day 1 of these models. The first year or so it worked great but I do not believe it was the total fault of the Pioneer but in changes the cable providers were making.
The cable companies do everything they can think of to get you to use their STBs and channel guides so you will pay them rent or impulse buy a VOD purchase.
I gave up entirely and the clock is never right (even trying to "disable" the guide software altogether) and occasionally the TV wigs out - blue lights flash - and a power off/on or a complete "reboot" resolves the issue.
The picture quality is still unsurpassed especially if you have a professional calibration performed and have yet to see any current model come close. I am starting to be skeptical if Panasonic will ever be able to adopt the technology they acquired from Pioneer to reach the level at today's price points. Eventually they should get there but in the mean time the Kuro owners get to enjoy what no one else has.....
Actually the problem that causes this is Rovi changing the data for the guide. This usually ends up as a 0x800a error. If you do not do a full reset the guide the error will keep occuring over and over again.
Here is the procedure to reset the guide:
When you do the 653274147 reset, you bring up the guide, go to settings, highlight change system settings, use 111222333 code and this will clear reset info, arrow down to change channel display and arrow back up to and highlight change systems settings, and use 653274147 code. The guide should turn off in a few seconds. Wait for the blue blinking light to cycle at least two or three times then turn back on for a few minutes. This will allow the cable card to reset if used. Turn the tv off overnight so the guide can repopulate.
To get into the diagnostics menu us this procedure:
Bring up the guide, go to settings, highlight change system settings, use 753159852. Use the up and down arrows on the scroll pad to move through the different menus and the right and left arrows on the scroll pad to move through the pages of each menu. Don't worry you can't do any harm to the tv while in the diagnostics menu. To exit just hit the guide or info button on your remote.
List of nine digit TVGOS codes:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...&postcount=515
There is a thread for TVGOS devices in the HDTV Technical section of this forum. Any issue you have that is guide related should be posted there.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1122914