I've had a Viera (TH42PE30) for 6 months now and for the first 4 months I had no problems. A couple odf months ago it developed an irritating habit of taking between 30secs and a minute for any picture or sound to appear after I switch it on showing only a blank screen . This in itself is no great showstopper but I believe this is causing another problem when using the q-link timer facility to my Panny DVD recorder. If the TV is already switched on then any timed recordings work ok. If however the TV is in standy mode then the majority of time the recordings don't work and I end up with nothing. It seems to me that the TV isn't detecting a signal and this I think is the root of my problem. I've had an engineer out who says he doesn't think there is a problem (mind you he hadn't heard of Q-link so he's hasn't inspired confidence) I've tried speaking to Panasonic tech support but they won't take calls from the public though their customer service say they have no associated bugs reported for this model. Has anyone out there experienced any similar problems or can anyone offer any advice?