Question about Pioneer PDP-5020FD 50 in. Plasma HDTV
Updated from 0904-401 to 0905-401. Now when I try to start Home Media Gallery, a dialog box titled "Television" with the message "Starting up. Please Wait" appears and never goes away. The same thing happens if I press the TV/DTV key. Home menu items Channel, Favorites, Input, and Home Media Gallery are grayed out. If I try to enter one, the message "Current status does not allow selection and adjustment." The HDMI Control menu appears OK, and all HDMI functions OK. I can select the Setup menu, but on the submenu System Setup and Favorites Setup are grayed out. I only use one HDMI input from my receiver where I switch everything. I do have auxiliary analog TV and audio from cable box hooked to input 1, in case of HDMI problems or if I want to split screen the cable with a DVD or Blu-Ray, but rarely use it.
Called Pioneer, no help. Tried re-installing firmware, but get flashing orange error code "version compatibility", it wants a newer revision firmware, won't allow re-install. Tried unplugging power for 30 minutes +, multiple times.
I have seen this problem or similar related to the firmware posted on the web, but no solutions. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I have the same issue - Pioneer told me the local repair shop could reset the firmware, I paid the $90 service call and they could not fix anything. For a 18 month old $5000 TV they now want me to replace the digital board for around $500.
Posted on Nov 24, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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