Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by jheffron, Jan 16, 2003.
Anyone know how to access this?
I have the same question for PDP-433HDE please (expect to be the same!)
I previously received the access codes for the 503hde which I presume are the same. I ONLY took a peek (or so I thought) and believed that I didn't do anything else.
I say believed because after that weird thing began to happen...such as the screen ignition time extended from about 5-10 secs to more than 30. I then lost teletext and other weird stuff like that.
Even the system reset - both soft and hard - couldn't resolve the issue. In the end I needed a brand new media box!
Thanks for the warning Huss
Quite aware of the danger of easily messing things up.
However, surprised with what happened to you if you only looked without changing anything.
Do you still have the codes?
Truly costas as I said I only thought I had looked - didn't press a single button
It's not a code as such but a combination of handset button presses. e.g hold this down - whilst switching out of standby etc...
I don't have it anymore but I did get it from a search on this forum.
I you are still curious then you could do a search.
You're a grown up and able to make your own choices, but please be careful, I wouldn't want you to experience my moment of horror.
These are EXPENSIVE toys we're playing with here
My searches aren't turning anything up. If anyone knows the correct key combination I would be very grateful for the insight.
Put the tv in Standby with your remote.
Then, press "menu" then "enter" then "0 zero"
Screen wakes up with menus on top and channel in the background.
It should work, but there is nothing useful to be accomplishe by this without the service manual.
Woah, that combo works on my 433HDE
16 scary pages of potentially damaging settings.
Me is leaving well alone
I would be interested in reading the service manual though but I guess this is not generally available. Anybody know a way to get a copy ?
Any side effects yet similar to those described?
By the way - once in how did you exit the menu?
BTW did you see the bit relating to select Pioneer or Sharp?
No problems...but I only looked and did not change anything.
From what I worked out you use the up and down arrow keys to move up and down a page. Left and right to alter a setting and the Select key to move to the next option on that page.
The first option is type of panel and yep you can choose between Pioneer and Sharp.
To exit the service menu I simply pressed standby.
But like Liy said without the service manual you are not really going to know what the settings are for as they are rather cryptic and full of acronymns.
Unless you are sure of what you are doing I would not risk changing any settings.
Someone on a similar query elsewhere had some technician come in to tune a Pio .. or was it a Panasonic? I think a potential link with service manuals was mentioned. Can we research it further?
BTW on my 433HDE pressing Menu again takes you out the service Menu. My screen (10 days old) has newer style heavy square remote control and the software also offers Noise Reduction (NR) and a Demo mode. I noticed it has all been manufactured in December.
Costas that may well have been me - in a thread about Sharp clone.
When the techy went into the service menu he didn't have a service manual - more like a palm top that he plugged into the back of the box.
It was apparent that the problems I was experiencing were not new to Pioneer and a change of box solved it...
I do have one remaining issue though and if either of you have spiderman can you let me know and we'll try see if the perceived problem I have with my screen is replicated on your own.. particualry jheffron as we have identical screens.
What was the problem with your screen Huss ?
I have the Spiderman DVD but have not yet watched it.
I'd be happy to help.
Without telling me the problem, what part of the film should I look at and I'll let you know how I get on.
BTW, has anyone tried to watch Football or Rugby via Sky as I find it very difficult due to the pitch seeming to be very artificial looking when a wide angle view, but fine on closer action.
I will dig out the disc this week and identify the scene(s) and the issues.
I recognise that we need to have the same region disc and that my problem could well be dvd player itself but we'll give it a go.
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