hello i to have had a problem with the viera menu failing to load tv is a th42pz81b 4 year old with a panasonic sc-pt467 sound system i did all the usual factory reset switch off at the mains over night nothing worked all i get is featuer not available when i press viera on the remote i bought the tv from john lewis with a 5 year guarntee so gave them a call they are arranging for a panasonic engineer to call and if i can.t be repaired they will replace so any one who bought their tv from JL give them all you may be surprised fodenman
Did anyone get to the bottom of this?
Got a 65" VT50 and purchased a Yamaha RXA2020. Ive plugged a HDMI cable from the HDMI ARC out on the receiver to the HDMI ARC In on the TV. When I hit Viera Link from the Panny menu, I see one option Viera Link Control and it is set to 'Player'. Nothing else is available.
A few tests:
HDMI Out ARC on receiver to HDMI In ARC on TV and NO bluray player connected - Viera Link = Feature Not Available
Same as above with a different HDMI cable = Feature Not Available
As soon as I plug in the Bluray player into the AV Receiver (AV1) and have the ARC connections as mentioned above, the Viera Link menu comes up but is restricted to Viera Link Control: Player.
Maybe I need to enable ARC on the Yamaha or something like that???
You beauty!!!! Thats exactly what I needed to do. Enable ARC in the receiver settings.
Thank you. THANK YOU. THANK YOU!!!! Oldboy.
Your post (13 Sept 2007) has fixed my problem with my ARC/Viera Link from my TH-P50VT20A 3DTV to my SA-BTT755 BluRay Home Theatre.
Basically VLink stopped working and ARC would neither start up my HT or play TV audio into my HT.(Playing a BluRay disc on the HT work, though, with the pivture played on the TV - so it was a 1-way problem).
Panasonic Support basically GAVE UP (rudely - said they would call back but never did).
I unplugged all my HDMIs (1 to Denon AVR, 3 to Apple TV, 4 to another Apple TV) and restarted the TV and Bob's my Uncle - all VLink and ARC features came back OK.!! (I've connect the HDMI1 back to the Denon but will not try the 2 AppleTVs till I have another large window of free time)
Thanks again, Oldboy, for the great tip.