37PX80 2nd set delivered today, same fault as before :/ {HELP}

oxymoron08

Novice Member
Hi,

Firstly I am sorry to rant abit but I need to vent my anger, then hopefully get some help!

Got a second Panasonic 37PX80 delivered today. Surprise surprise its the same fault again!

I turn the Tv on for the first time, it auto tunes, finds all the TV channels with a signal strength of 10.

I then put it on standby, turn it off at the mains, turn it on again then wham! Totally lost signal - no radio stations, no freeview, no analogue. Nothing no channels at all!

It now, like the previous set wont tune anything, it finds zip.

This is the second bloody TV set thats done this. Is it something I am doing?


Not happy. Oxy
 

xp1

Novice Member
I wonder if it's similar to this bug that seems to be in all px80's.

If i use a PC through the hdmi cable and switch the plasma off and back on again the freeview channels cannot be found and it says "no signal". The only channel that works is channel five.

If i take out the hdmi lead and turn off the px80 and turn it back on the channels come back.

Do you have any other leads (especially hdmi) connected to your px80?
 

oxymoron08

Novice Member
The problerm is I cant take the hdmi leads out the back as its mounted on a swinging arm thingy & my hands are to fat to pull them out.

i'll givce it a try


I should say i have manly hands, not fat. I'll be clear on that.
 

oxymoron08

Novice Member
so this hdmi / freeview fault only happens when the hdmi leads are plugged in & the set is turned off at the mains?
 

xp1

Novice Member
Thats totally weird. Its alive! Its tuning again!

Still dont think I can live with this though.
Must be the same bug all px80's (i've been through 3 :rolleyes:)

I thought it was just because my PC was connected to hdmi that it was causing this problem as i had no problem with VGA but it could be all devices connected to hdmi.

It only happens when the Px80 is put into standby or turned off while a device that is connected using hdmi is on. There probably is a solution but i just dont know what it is.
 

oxymoron08

Novice Member
xp1 - whats the fix matey?

hdmi cables out, freeview works. Put them back in - anaologe, radfio, freeview all no signal :/
 

oxymoron08

Novice Member
spank my bum and call me charlie!

As soon as I pull out the pc hdmi cable that is on all the time, freeview returns!

Now do I return this????

The set is sexy but I need the pc to be connected via hdmi for my hd-dvd'S!
 

xp1

Novice Member
All px80's have this bug and its very strange that more people have not noticed it.

If the hdmi device (dont know if it just effects PC) is on and the tv is put into standby/turned off the freeview channels are lost. Its only when the hdmi lead is taken out or the hdmi device is switched off and the tv is turned off/turned on again that the tv corrects itself.

There must be a solution as it seems a strange Panasonic have not noticed the problem.
 

oxymoron08

Novice Member
Right I have got someone, thanks to xp1.

It seems if i turn the set off at the mains with the pc on then all tuners die. I have to pull the pc lead out and freeview returns.

There doesnt seem to be any problem with anything if I just put the tv in standby via the remote.
 

xp1

Novice Member
Right I have got someone, thanks to xp1.

It seems if i turn the set off at the mains with the pc on then all tuners die. I have to pull the pc lead out and freeview returns.

There doesnt seem to be any problem with anything if I just put the tv in standby via the remote.
Yep it seems only if the tv is turned off by the front switch/mains that the freeview is lost while the PC is connected through hdmi.

If the remote is used to turn the tv off/on the hdmi bug does not happen.
 

rewerb

Novice Member
All px80's have this bug and its very strange that more people have not noticed it.

If the hdmi device (dont know if it just effects PC) is on and the tv is put into standby/turned off the freeview channels are lost. Its only when the hdmi lead is taken out or the hdmi device is switched off and the tv is turned off/turned on again that the tv corrects itself.

There must be a solution as it seems a strange Panasonic have not noticed the problem.
My 37PX80 doesnt have this bug, but I only have the V+ box connected by HDMI, no PC connected. I always switch off the power without using standby. No problems.
 

smjxm09

Novice Member
So this problem only happens when a PC is connected via HDMI then? Sky HD and PVR's via HDMI are OK then????
 

rewerb

Novice Member
So this problem only happens when a PC is connected via HDMI then? Sky HD and PVR's via HDMI are OK then????
Look like it happens when PC is connected via HDMI and is still switched on when you turn off the power to the TV.
 

oxymoron08

Novice Member
Look like it happens when PC is connected via HDMI and is still switched on when you turn off the power to the TV.

Yeh thats it. I'll try it with my ps3 left on tonight.

Think Im going to log this John Lewis and see if I can get a free upgrade or saomething.
 

drrunk2211

Standard Member
I'm having this very same problem with the TH42PZ80. PC via HDMI causes the Freeview to drop out if you turn the Tv off when on the HDMI channel (I think).

Very annoying cos I love the set otherwise.

To send back or not to send back :confused:
 

PrideLess

Standard Member
Hi all there !
For two months now ive been looking for the solution with my Panasonic Plasma TV TH-42PX80 and gues what. Found this topic witch saids that there is no solution to this "bug"

So any news how to deal with it ?
 
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