Pioneer 434/504 service menu

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ggp159

Guest
I know how to enter it is it legal though for me to say it to other people?
 
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ggp159

Guest
Put the unit on standby.Press the channel info button and wait 3-4 seconds. Then press left,up,left,right and then the orange button that puts the panel to standby. The panel should switch on displaying the service menu. Enjoy!
 
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llanellijack

Guest
Forgive me for maybe asking a naive question .. but what extra options do you have in service mode ?
 

suzywong

Standard Member
Originally posted by ggp159
Put the unit on standby.Press the channel info button and wait 3-4 seconds. Then press left,up,left,right and then the orange button that puts the panel to standby. The panel should switch on displaying the service menu. Enjoy!

Channel Info button? do you mean EPG? and do you mean press & hold for 3-4 secs or press, release & wait.


[Edited] OK, I've got it....but what does it all mean? as Gordon says "lots to screw up!"

most interesting is the timer (ours has now done 250 hours....must be nearly time to refill the gas <grin>), bearing in mind the oft repeated exhortatations to keep the brightness down for the first 100+ hours to minimise screen burn.
 

Brogan

Well-known Member
Gordon, I presume this is the kind of stuff you'd be fiddling around with as part of the ISF calibration?
 
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kevtotty

Guest
If you screw up, will the reset button save you?

Could anyone list out the major items on the menu?
 

WSquared

Novice Member
If you screw up in the service menu, you are screwed! Write down the settings before changing anything.

William
 

Senninha

Active Member
Originally posted by Gordon @ Convergent AV
As the ISF RS232 control software is not yet available that is the area I have been using to work on these models just now

Gordon

Gordon, does that mean still no formal calibration is possible? Any idea when that might be do-able?

Thx
 

Messiah

Well-known Member
Go into the service menu and scroll through the pages (using the channel up/down buttons). On about the 3rd or 4th page you will see the hours counter. There are 2 of them and I'm not sure what the differences are other than on mine they are about 2 hours apart.
 

Brogan

Well-known Member
Originally posted by Messiah
There are 2 of them and I'm not sure what the differences are other than on mine they are about 2 hours apart.
It looks like one might be for the media receiver and the other for the panel.
 
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hammerman

Guest
Originally posted by Brogan
It looks like one might be for the media receiver and the other for the panel.

I may be wrong,but thats my interpretation too,Brogan.More worryingly for me is that the difference between the two is 83 hours..........:rolleyes:



hammerman
 

Gordon @ Convergent AV

Distinguished Member
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Senninha:

The ISF mode cal for the US models allows two independant ISF modes per input I believe. We do not know whether the software for the US models will even work and give you this with European models. Possibly not.

So just now the only solution is to use this service menu and to calibrate different settings dependant on incoming signal type. In this regard it is possible to do a greyscale calibration on these units just now. It might be possible to do it differently (possibly with more accuracy but this is unknown) in the future.

Gordon
 

Focus

Standard Member
I don't own a Pioneer 504/434, but I am looking to purchase.

Can anyone tell me if in the Service Menu there are adjustments for the overscan, and also if the menu is easy to navigate, and hence make adjustments.

Based on my demonstrations so far, I would say the RGB and S-video are overscanned to a large degree, but component seems not too bad (I haven't checked with HDMI).

Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.
 
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chillo

Guest
suzywong said:
Channel Info button? do you mean EPG? and do you mean press & hold for 3-4 secs or press, release & wait.


[Edited] OK, I've got it....but what does it all mean? as Gordon says "lots to screw up!"

most interesting is the timer (ours has now done 250 hours....must be nearly time to refill the gas <grin>), bearing in mind the oft repeated exhortatations to keep the brightness down for the first 100+ hours to minimise screen burn.


i've tried this and it doesn't seem to work?? :confused:
do you press and hold or wait a few seconds?? i've triede both and nothing! :confused:
 

Brogan

Well-known Member
Do exactly as it says in the original post:

Put the unit into standby
Press and release the channel info button and wait 3-4 seconds
Press left, up, left, right and then the orange button that puts the panel to standby
The panel should switch on displaying the service menu
 

suzywong

Standard Member
Damn fool question, I know, but are you pressing the right "first" button? It took me a while to discover which is the correct one (it's on the right hand side of the remote, next to "0", with i+ on it, Duh!:suicide: ).
 

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