Question about Panasonic Televison & Video
Had this PVR model GUSTB250IV for 14 months & has worked fine. Suddenly, overnight, having been powered down at end of use, in the following morning the PVR is displaying this STARTING message. Never seen such a message before & don't know what it can relate to since this is not a normal message when you power up the PVR - the time usually shows when in standby. Am suspicious that maybe an overnight crashed software upgrade might be behind this but Grundig Technical Support say they don't hold info about s/w upgrades over the aerial!
Tech support only advises things I have tried like unplugging all, switching cables etc. No difference.
PVR does not have any reset button and of course because PVR is in standby, you can't get to menus on TV to restore to factory settings etc. I have tried holding down power switch on the front of PVR when powering up at mains (to force a reset?) but this does not work.
Any ideas as to how I can get this PVR to power up? If it is useless, I haver lost all my stored library of recordings too.
At a loss as to what to do - no local repairers able to deal with this technology and Grundig won't as it is (just) outside of warranty!
Pvr's generally just record to a hard drive if you are lucky you may be able to remove the drive and connect it to a computer and retrieve your videos (format permissive of course).
The fact that it hangs on starting suggests that perhaps it has failed to initialize software on the device.
if you are lucky there may be a way to reload the factory firmware onto the device but i am yet to see one that has been done with success.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: tv stuck in standby
I believe these Sony TV's have a built in obsolesence and Sony does not care about fixing them. I don't think a 7-year old TV is an "old model". Who can afford to by an expensive TV every 7 years. Shame on Sony.
Posted on May 01, 2007
I assume you have fixed this by now, but if not, call panasonic's help line (number is in your owner's manual). They will walk you through the complete reset process (maybe 5 minutes). you will have to re-program everything the same as you did when it first came out of the box, but that doesn't take too long. Also, first try taking the batteries out of the remote. Make sure they are still good. Wait 60 seconds or longer, then replace batteries.
Posted on Jan 03, 2008
SOURCE: TV won't turn on
The set is in protective shutdown because a problem was detected. The 5 blink code indicates that the problem circuit. In this case it is the blanking circuit. Were there any indications of problems prior to the storm? If not, I'll need to lok up this one for the specifics. Do you intend to repair this yourself?
Let me know and I'll provide the details.
Posted on Jul 07, 2008
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The One For All 4 Device Universal Remote Control is preprogrammed at
the factory to operate an RCA TV, a Toshiba DVD player, aMotorola cable
box, and an RCAVCR.To control devices other than the default brands,performthe
following steps; otherwise skip this section:
 Turn on a desired device (e.g.,VCR or DVD player) and, if
applicable, insertmedia (e.g., cassette or disc).
NOTE: Please read steps 2 through 4 completely before proceeding.
Highlight or write down the codes and device you wish to program
before starting step 2.
 On the remote control,press a device key once (i.e., VCR/PVR,
NOTE: To program control of a VCR, PVR (or DVR),TV/VCR Combo,
or TV/VCR/DVD Player Combo press VCR/PVR once.After programming
a VCR Combo device, you will be able to control channel selection,
NOTE: To program control of a DVD Player,DVD Player/VCR
Combo, or TV/DVD Player Combo, press DVD once.After programming
a DVD Combo device, you will be able to control channel selection,
volume, and DVD functions.
NOTE: To program control of a Cable Box, Cable Box/PVR (or DVR)
Combo, Satellite Receiver, or a Satellite Receiver/PVR (or DVR)
Combo, press CBL/SAT once.
 Press and hold SET until the LED (red light) blinks twice,
then release SET.
 Use the Manufacturer's Codes (starting on page 36) to
locate the type of device and brand name and then enter
the first four-digit code for your device. If performed correctly,
the LED will blink twice.
NOTE: If the LED did not blink twice, repeat steps 2 through 4 and enter
the same code again.
 Aimthe remote control at the device and press POWER
once.The device should turn off. If it does not, repeat
steps 2 through 5, trying each code for your brand until
you find one that works. If it still doesn't work, try
Searching For Your Code on next page.
NOTE: If the device does not have a POWER key, press PLAY.
Repeat steps 1 through 5 for each device you want to control.
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