Gregg Loewen

Gregg Loewen

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  • in reply to: Panasonic Consumer Displays – CRT type #104

    Anonymous

    “always try to use the original TV remote where possible. Things like Harmony remotes and other all in one remotes may not have all the buttons you need to press”

    From the remote control:

    * Press the “MENU” button.
    * On Cable/Antenna menu, select “CABLE” .
    * Select “Timer” menu and set sleep timer to 30 min.
    * Select Ch. 124.
    * Press and hold “VOL –” button on the TV (not on the remote)

    “CHK” appears in on top-left corner followed by 5 letter/numbers
    (which are the cumulative hours in hex numbers)

    * Press the “POWER” button on the remote to bring up the service menu screen

    * Cursor keys on remote move the cursor around

    * Press “Action” button on front panel of TV (hold down) and press the “POWER” button on the TV to save changes and exit the service menu. Then shut off TV and turn back on for normal TV control. Note that the menus reset themselves so you have to go in and re-select all the proper settings like temp = warm and stuff.

    in reply to: Toshiba CRT Type Displays #105

    Anonymous

    “always try to use the original TV remote where possible. Things like Harmony remotes and other all in one remotes may not have all the buttons you need to press”

    From the remote control:

    * mute, mute (hold) … ( On some sets you have to do it 3 times instead of 2 times)
    * Press “Menu” on front panel of TV.
    * “s” appears in top right
    * Menu on remote takes you to the Service Area

    * Channel buttons up and down scroll through the parameters
    * Volume buttons up and down change the parameter values

    * Power Off TV to exit

    On the Orion Built Toshiba models without the Menu button on the front panel:

    * Press and hold the Volume Down button on the TV
    * Press and hold the “9” button on the remote
    * The Service Menu will be displayed.

    * Channel buttons up and down scroll through the parameters
    * Volume buttons up and down change the parameter values

    * Power Off TV to exit

    in reply to: Toshiba Plasma/LCD Type Displays #106

    Anonymous

    “always try to use the original TV remote where possible. Things like Harmony remotes and other all in one remotes may not have all the buttons you need to press”

    From the remote control:

    * mute, mute (hold) … ( On some sets you have to do it 3 times instead of 2 times)
    * Press “Menu” on front panel of TV.
    * “s” appears in top right
    * Menu on remote takes you to the Service Area

    * Channel buttons up and down scroll through the parameters
    * Volume buttons up and down change the parameter values

    * Power Off TV to exit

    On the Orion Built Toshiba models without the Menu button on the front panel:

    * Press and hold the Volume Down button on the TV
    * Press and hold the “9” button on the remote
    * The Service Menu will be displayed.

    * Channel buttons up and down scroll through the parameters
    * Volume buttons up and down change the parameter values

    * Power Off TV to exit

    Feb 26, 2008 update …

    LCD flat panels … CMS section does not work right so beware. May only be usable for fine tuning the secondaries. Color saturation drops off a whole lot when the REC 709 is achieved. Image looks well undersaturated.

    in reply to: Toshiba DLP RPTV Type Displays #107

    Anonymous

    “always try to use the original TV remote where possible. Things like Harmony remotes and other all in one remotes may not have all the buttons you need to press”

    **Before proceeding … Some smaller sized Toshiba DLP RP units (44″) were outsourced to LG so these codes will not work. Look at the LG section for those. **

    From the remote control:

    * mute, mute (hold) … ( On some sets you have to do it 3 times instead of 2 times)
    * Press “Menu” on front panel of TV.
    * “s” appears in top right
    * Menu on remote takes you to the Service Area
    * Grayscale items are usually the first you see here

    * Channel buttons up and down scroll through the parameters
    * Volume buttons up and down change the parameter values

    * Power Off TV to exit

    in reply to: Sony CRT Type Displays #108

    Anonymous

    “always try to use the original TV remote where possible. Things like Harmony remotes and other all in one remotes may not have all the buttons you need to press”

    * Using the remote control:

    * With the TV off.

    * Press DISPLAY … 5 … VOL up … Power (or DISPLAY … 5 … Power )

    * The Service Menu will be displayed in green letters

    * Use numbers “1” and “4” keys to cycle the items up and down
    * Use numbers “3” and “6” to change the value of the data

    * Press “MUTE” then “ENTER” on the remote to save new settings

    * “WRITE” in red will show up in the upper right corner if saved successfully

    * Power off to exit the service menu.

    On older sets prior to 1994 where the access code does not work, look for a small toothpick hole on the back of the TV near the input jacks.

    * Key button depressed … via toothpick or paperclip etc … and press power button on TV

    * The rest is the same as above

    in reply to: Sony LCD/SXRD Type RPTV Displays #109

    Anonymous

    “always try to use the original TV remote where possible. Things like Harmony remotes and other all in one remotes may not have all the buttons you need to press”

    * Particularly for the SpyderTV Pro users, the grayscale items for doing white balance are also located in the normal user menu in the Advanced section. Calibrate the grayscale from there and write down the values for future reference.

    * Using the remote control:

    * With the TV off.

    * Press DISPLAY … 5 … VOL up … Power (or DISPLAY … 5 … Power )

    * The Service Menu will be displayed in green letters

    * Use the “Jump” button to cycle through the 3 or 4 menu pages to get to the page with the big green “crude” fonts … this is where the White Balance parameters are found

    * Use numbers “1” and “4” keys to cycle the items up and down
    * Use numbers “3” and “6” to change the value of the data

    * Press “MUTE” then “ENTER” on the remote to save new settings

    * “WRITE” in red will show up in the upper right corner if saved successfully

    ** On some LCD units, the menu pages must be changed to the original one you saw when entering in order to properly. If this is not done, the service parameters will show up in the normal user mode image and cannot be removed until the exit sequence is done correctly.

    * Power off to exit the service menu.

    ** Additional notes: Multiple Grayscale memories are possible on the SXRD LCOS type units. Cool, Neutral, Warm 1, Warm 2 all have separate memories. To access these … change the Color Temp in the user menu and the preset values in the service mode will change accordingly.

    in reply to: Sony LCD/Plasma Type Flat Displays #110

    Anonymous

    “always try to use the original TV remote where possible. Things like Harmony remotes and other all in one remotes may not have all the buttons you need to press”

    * Although Sony stopped making Plasma units in the early 2000’s … there are still some units out there.

    * Using the remote control:

    * With the TV off.

    * New Sonys … Try (with TV on) left … right … mute … center … mute … menu

    * Has to be done fairly fast … rapid succession.

    * Press DISPLAY … 5 … VOL up … Power

    * The Service Menu will be displayed in green letters

    * Use the “Jump” button to cycle through the 3 or 4 menu pages to get to the page with the big green “crude” fonts

    * Use numbers “1” and “4” keys to cycle the items up and down
    * Use numbers “3” and “6” to change the value of the data

    * Press “MUTE” then “ENTER” on the remote to save new settings

    * “WRITE” in red will show up in the upper right corner if saved successfully

    * Power off to exit the service menu.

    in reply to: Sony LCD/SXRD Type FPTV Displays #111

    Anonymous

    “always try to use the original TV remote where possible. Things like Harmony remotes and other all in one remotes may not have all the buttons you need to press”

    * Service Mode
    * Using the remote control
    * Press ENTER … ENTER … UP … DOWN … ENTER
    * Up when it asks “do you want to enter the service mode?”.

    * Remember to save your changes to the grayscale memory when you are done.

    * Exit the Service menu by powering off … or … E,E, U,D,E and say Yes to exit.

    in reply to: Samsung DLP RPTV Type Displays #112

    Anonymous

    “always try to use the original TV remote where possible. Things like Harmony remotes and other all in one remotes may not have all the buttons you need to press”

    * Turn on the TV and select the input to adjust. The adjustments are not going to be global so you will have to copy some setting numbers over to other inputs if they don’t copy automatically.

    * Turn the TV off.

    * In quick sequence on the remote, press MUTE … 1 … 8 … 2 … POWER

    * Avoid any menu item that sounds remotely like “auto calibration.” If you
    activate this, you will mess up the TV royally and you cannot recover from it. A repair visit will be required at your expense.

    * Take note of which grayscale setting you are actually changing in the service menu when you come back out. The TV reverts to Dynamic mode.

    in reply to: Pioneer Non Elite Plasma Displays #113

    Anonymous

    “always try to use the original TV remote where possible. Things like Harmony remotes and other all in one remotes may not have all the buttons you need to press”

    * Major warning about Warranty and calibration work here. Pioneer Electronics has stated that any effort to access the service menu to calibrate these sets will effectively void the warranty on the TV. Proceed at own risk and customer should be told about this possibility.

    4th / 5th / 6th / 7th GENERATION MODELS

    * Make sure the Plasma Set and the Media Box are in standby mode.
    * Using the remote control:
    * Press “DISPLAY” button and wait 3 seconds (No need to hold down)
    * Press LEFT … UP … LEFT … RIGHT … POWER buttons
    * The Plasma will turn on with the “Information” page displayed
    * Press “MUTE” to move through the levels of menus:

    INFORMATION
    FUNCTION CHECK
    COMMON ADJ
    OPTION
    INITIALIZE

    * Press the “DOWN” button to move through individual menus
    * To exit, shut off the TV

    Update on the Pioneer Kuro Series.

    Use the RGB High controls only. Do not touch the RGB Low controls. They tend to default to 512,512,512. There should be sufficient range in the RGB High controls to control the entire grayscale range. Do Not measure in the service mode. What you see is not what you get. Look at the movie mode … enter the SM … make changes … exit … take another reading and repeat.

    in reply to: Pioneer Elite Plasma Displays #114

    Anonymous

    “always try to use the original TV remote where possible. Things like Harmony remotes and other all in one remotes may not have all the buttons you need to press”

    * Major warning about Warranty and calibration work here. Pioneer Electronics has stated that any effort to access the service menu to calibrate these sets will effectively void the warranty on the TV. Proceed at own risk and customer should be told about this possibility.

    * To maintain warranty status, calibration must be done with the ISF C3 interface on the Colorfacts Professional software. SpyderTV Pro cannot be used to calibrate these units.

    * Note on 40 series Panels … you must go to the bottom section in the C3 menu to select manual grayscale before the program allows you to change grayscale. Look for the color temp option.

    in reply to: Hitachi CRT Type Displays #115

    Anonymous

    “always try to use the original TV remote where possible. Things like Harmony remotes and other all in one remotes may not have all the buttons you need to press”

    * With the TV turned off

    * Press and hold the “INPUT” button on the TV then press “POWER”

    * Hold both buttons until picture comes in then release both buttons. This can take some finesse as some people have to do it many times over to get it right. Release the input button marginally faster than the power button.

    * Use the cursor keys on remote to select and adjust items.

    * Press the menu key on the remote to jump pages until you see something called the “ISF Mode.” Cursor to that and click it. Grayscale items are here along with many other tweakable items. You can usually do the High, medium, standard, and B/W grayscales individually here.

    * Click on remote for all values you wish to save to memory. If you do not click on the changed value, you may lose it.

    * Press the “EXIT” button to exit the Service Menu.

    in reply to: Hitachi LCD RPTV Type Displays #116

    Anonymous

    “always try to use the original TV remote where possible. Things like Harmony remotes and other all in one remotes may not have all the buttons you need to press”

    * With the TV turned off, (bulb fully powered down)

    * Press and hold the “INPUT” button on the TV then press “POWER”

    * Hold both buttons until picture comes in then release both buttons. This can take some finesse as some people have to do it many times over to get it right. Release the input button marginally faster than the power button.

    * Use the cursor keys on remote to select and adjust items.

    * Press the menu key on the remote to jump pages until you see something called the “ISF Mode.” Cursor to that and click it. Grayscale items are here along with many other tweakable items. You can usually do the High, medium, standard, and B/W grayscales individually here.

    * Click on remote for all values you wish to save to memory. If you do not click on the changed value, you may lose it.

    * Press the “EXIT” button to exit the Service Menu.

    in reply to: Hitachi Plasma Type Displays #117

    Anonymous

    “always try to use the original TV remote where possible. Things like Harmony remotes and other all in one remotes may not have all the buttons you need to press”

    * With the TV turned off

    * Press and hold the “MENU” button on the TV.
    * Then press the MENU … 8 … SELECT buttons on the remote.
    * To exit, press the “MENU” button on the TV or the “EXIT” button on the remote control.

    ** It should be noted that on some plasma units, there are actually better grayscale controls in the user menu than in the service menu. Look to the user menu first for grayscale controls listed under titles like “white balance”

    in reply to: Pioneer CRT Based RPTV Displays #118

    Anonymous

    “always try to use the original TV remote where possible. Things like Harmony remotes and other all in one remotes may not have all the buttons you need to press”

    * A small toothpick or paperclip is needed to access the service mode of the TV.

    * Behind the front control panel door, look for a small hole and stick the toothpick in to activate. One click goes to the Service mode … a second click to a Factory mode (unusable) and a third click takes you out of the Service area.

    * You absolutely need the original Pioneer remote here. There are too many buttons on the remote to keep track of.

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