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42PV500 - having to press standby button for ages to get it turned on

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by empress, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. empress

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    Got my 42PV500 on Friday - it my first plasma. What I find strange is that I have to keep my fingers pressed on standby to get it switched on and then I get the red light flashing really fast and then it turns on. Is this how everyone's works?
     
  2. foz

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    depends what you mean by ages but pretty much yea.all panasonics i think are like this not just plasma,just somthing i read on forum but my pv500 is same
     
  3. Sulis

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    Yes - you need a loooooong press. There may be some technical reason why this is a good idea (not responding to other equipment remotes or something) but it is perfectly normal.
     
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    what a long press 2 SECONDS :)
     
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    When the TV is in standby, I thought you held down a channel number for about 5 seconds to turn it on...my mates says most panasonics (eg CRTs) are like that.
     
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    You obviously don't have small children demanding Power Rangers NOW!...
     
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    The Standby button delay is an entry confirmation kind of thing. It stops kids or people just accidentally touching the standby and switching it off immediately. A long press and hold tells the TV you deliberately do want to set it into standby. It has been a feature on many Panasonic sets for a long time.
     
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    yeh my other half said "this plamsa screen is so bloody slow!" how could she critisize my baby!!!! the cheek
     
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    its abit like turning on a mobile phone, yet doesn't take quite as long! my friends panny crt does the same.
     
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    Sounds like all Panasonics to me. My old HS2 DVD recorder takes a while to respond as does the bedroom 14" from 199- something.
     

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