Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: The Okanagan, B.C.
Bizarre 630 Behaviour - Woke Up with No Picture
Well, my 630 did something this morning I never saw before --
We got the firmware update on February 20. Everything seemed fine since then. Last night, we turned off the 630 like usual and went to bed. When we got up, I turned it on and there was no picture nor sound on the TV. At first, I thought I was on the wrong input on the TV, but I wasn't. I went to the input for the 530 and it seemed to be working fine. I think a channel was showing on the 630 display and when I tried to change it, it changed, but it took about 10 seconds in between -- like 280 was 2....8.....0...really slow.
I plugged the 630 in then to our other TV with component cables (it's plugged into the main TV via an HDMI cable). There was still no picture, but there was sound. There was nothing I could do as far as I could tell to generate a picture.
Anyway, not knowing what else to do, we unplugged it for five minutes. When it came back up, there was a picture again. It was on channel 299 and wouldn't move from there at all, no matter what. It wasn't possible to go into options, nothing. Also, on the TV, the display showed channel 299, but the display that normally disappeared after a few seconds wouldn't go away.
So then I did the front button reset. And when it came back up, it was working fine. Everything's there on the playlist and it even started recording a timer recording at 10am on its own.
Honestly, I thought I saw just about everything after the issues I had in prior times with the 530, but this was *really* weird. I don't know what to think. I know it wasn't a power surge as it's plugged into a voltage regulator, which was actually recommended by technical escalation. Anyway, was it some weird signal or something? Did anyone else experience something like this?