Originally Posted by bak_phy
How do you get to the service menu? Is it possible to really mess up the TV? Is there a reset button in case things really get out of hand.
Given that the panel and filters are the same on the pure and elites and that the service menu contains many of the things which are in the elites user menu what could possibly justify the extra $ for an elite?
The SM for the non-Elites does not have all of the adjustments that the Elites have.Pioneer service menu (how to check for hours on your panel)
To check the hours on your plasma, go into the Service Menu
Start with the plasma turned OFF
Make sure you point the remote directly at the IR sensor in the tv
Press DISPLAY on the remote (just press, do not hold)
Wait 3 seconds
Press LEFT, UP, LEFT, RIGHT then POWER
If done correctly, the plasma turns on and the INFORMATION page is displayed
Then use the down arrow to page through to page 5
PANEL = the time the set has been on
MTB = the time the set has been plugged in
When you finish press the HOME MENU button
BE CAREFUL NOT TO CHANGE ANY SETTINGS! JUST LOOK!
________________________________________________Factory Reset Procedure
1 With tv off/in standby....press home menu.
2 Within 3 sec turn tv on , Integrated Menu will appear.
3 Hold Display button until Final Setup appears in the top menu.
4 Arrow left or right until yes appears in lower menu.
5 Hold enter until menu disappears.
6 Wait 1 min.
7 Power tv off and unplug from the wall for 5 or more min.