Originally Posted by mrtickleuk
Are you comfortable doing that, then? I assume you mean "pressing the instop button on the service remote". If so please may I ask, does it reset things like the number of powered-on hours, number of pixel refreshes?
Yes, INSTOP won’t kill your TV and it’s the preferred way for LG Support to factory restore the TV when other matters fail. I remember few weeks ago, I was unable to factory restore the TV after upgrading to .31 (using USB flash drive and EPK from LGs support site). Half of my menus under “general” were grayed out, including factory restore :-)
Only option for me was a remote Support with LG Support over the phone which initiated INSTOP remotely.
It was quite obvious as I saw
“Remote Command Received
INSTOP In Progress”
To answer second part of the question, INSTOP does interesting things per my observation:
1. Removes user stored TV data (this includes hours watched)
2. Restores panel somewhat to out of the box experience where running a full cycle of pixel refresh is a must. Ghosting, uniformity issues are quite often present on my set after an INSTOP.
How can I explain that? Pixel memory? :-)
Full pixel refresh cycle addresses that after one pass.
Not sure if number of pixel refreshes are stored in user area or the software or elsewhere.
INSTOP affects user made changes to standard Settings Menu, but not changes made to EZ-Adjust (macros) or INSTART Menus.
At least that’s what I noticed on my TV.
Hope that helps.
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