Originally Posted by p3trol_h3ad
What a coincidence...
I checked back in here yesterday after what must have been months (busy with the holidays) because I read about AirPlay 2 coming to the Z9F, which, personally, is something I was REALLY hoping for and so I am very excited about! I have most streaming taken care of by my PS4, and I can AirPlay *music* directly to my Harman Kardon AVR, but there was a void left for one thing.. streaming video from iOS devices. It didn't really matter until AppleTV+ came out, which we currently have no way to view on our TV. Glad that's now taken care of without needing to buy an AppleTV that will just sit there 99.9% of the time!
Anyway, wouldn't you know it that the *day* I'm reading about my TV, it decides to act up.
So this isn't my first problem with the TV. Some of you may remember that it has a glitch in which sometimes there is no audio stream passed from the TV via optical after changing inputs to "channels" (OTA content). Fortunately that hasn't happened lately, and only requires a hard reset of the TV to "fix," but it is annoying none-the-less to have issues out of a TV. Frankly, I wish these TV's weren't as "smart," so that they would be more reliable. C'est la vie.
Moving on... new problem. Has anyone else ever had this happen?
Yesterday when I returned the TV from standby ("turned it on"), it went straight into a loop in which it would show the SONY logo, show the animated android logo (which I never see unless hard restarting), turn the screen off, then turn the TV off, then do it all again.. over and over and over. The TV did not respond to the power button or the remote. After about 30 minutes to an hour of this, it finally rested on some setup screen for "channels" sources or something like that.. an odd screen that I remember seeing when I first setup the TV. So I clicked "done" and then the TV went to the Home screen. However as soon as I tried to click on "settings," the TV froze up. The only way I could get it to stop all of this was to unplug it for a little while. Personally I think it's ridiculous and annoying but yes I probably expect too much out of everything. I just expect things to work, especially when they are top-tier, expensive things. Luckily, all seems OK after the unplug/replug (same as hard reset, I'm guessing?). Anyone else ever have this issue?
I have not had that issue, but anytime the TV is acting strangely, resetting it to factory defaults is one option to consider. Here is how to do this:
1. Locate buttons on back of the TV. The three buttons are "-", "Power", and "+".
2. Unplug the TV.
3. Hold the "-" button and the Power button down while plugging the TV back in.
4. Observe the LED turn Green.
5. Release the buttons. The LED will flash red briefly, and the TV will shut off.
6. Using the remote, power the TV back on.
7. The TV will show the Android re-booting symbols, and then enter the new TV setup routine.