Philips 32PF9731D/10 manual

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    Safety warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Getting started . . . . . . . . [...]

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    2 EN Safety warnings Do not insert the pow er plug in a wall socket or hang the TV to the wall befor[...]

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    3 EN Befor e you s witch on your TV , connect all your peripheral equipment. See T o mak e video and[...]

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    < Insert the aerial plug firmly into the aerial socket x at the bottom of the TV . Getting star t[...]

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    B Standby Press to s witch the TV fr om or to standby mode. When switched to standby , a red indicat[...]

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    +P- Channel selection - to br owse thr ough the TV channels and sources stored and mark ed in the Fa[...]

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    EN 7 Digital audio languag e : See Adjust sound menu settings, p. 18. Digital subtitle languag e : S[...]

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    Intr oduction: Digital TV EN 8 8 8 Note : if the TV has already been installed befor e and/or you wa[...]

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    EN 9 9 9 First time installation (Continued) After the W elcome screen y ou are ask ed to select a l[...]

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    EN 10 10 10 First time installation (Continued) By means of sev eral split screens/full screens y ou[...]

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    EN 11 11 11 Ho w to na vigate thr ough the menus A lot of guiding instructions, help texts and messa[...]

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    EN 12 12 12 Ho w to na vigate thr ough the menus (contin ued) 4. Use the cursor up/down to select a [...]

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    EN 13 13 13 Each time you'v e made a selection, pr ess the green k ey to confirm your selection[...]

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    EN 14 14 14 Use of the TV menu settings (contin ued) < Select Pictur e , Sound or Ambilight and p[...]

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    EN 15 The picture men u contains the settings that affect the quality of the picture. 1. P ress the [...]

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    EN 16 Custom tint (only when Tint is set to Custom) Fine tunes the white point ( WP ) and black lev [...]

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    EN 17 DNR DNR automatically filters out and r educes the image noise. This impro ves picture quality[...]

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    EN 18 The sound menu contains the settings that affect the quality of the sound. 1. Press the MENU/B[...]

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    EN 19 Adjust sound menu settings (Contin ued) Dual I/II Allows y ou to select, per channel, Dual I o[...]

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    EN 20 Enjo y Ambilight The ambilight menu contains the settings for contr olling the ambient lightin[...]

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    EN 21 Enjo y Ambilight (Continued) Colour Allows y ou to select or adjust the colour of the light to[...]

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    EN 22 Enjo y Ambilight (Continued) Custom colour Allows y ou to customise the ambilight colour . <[...]

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    EN 23 23 23 23 The Featur es menu allows you to contr ol the settings of special TV functions, featu[...]

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    EN 24 24 24 24 Sleeptimer This sets a time period after which the TV automatically switches to stand[...]

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    EN 25 25 25 25 Adjust featur e menu settings (Continued) Set code/Change code This allows y ou to se[...]

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    EN 26 Adjust featur e menu settings (Continued) Common interface This allows y ou to access common i[...]

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    This menu will adjust settings r elated to the installation of the TV channels, language and countr [...]

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    Ho w to search f or and stor e TV channels (Continued) Select y our countr y Notes : - if you select[...]

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    Ho w to search f or and stor e TV channels (Continued) Installation update (only with digital TV bro[...]

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    Analogue: manual installation This gives y ou the possibility to manually install (tuning-in channel[...]

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    This allows y ou to rename, to r eshuffle and to uninstall or reinstall the stor ed channels. < P[...]

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    This menu contains items that can set or adjust various special TV functions and that will typically[...]

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    This allows y ou to select the peripheral equipment you ha ve connected to the audio and video conne[...]

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    Reset the F actor y settings EN 34 This allows y ou to upgrade your TV software using a USB device. [...]

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    Cr eate y our fa vourite list EN 35 This allows y ou to select up to four fa vourite channels lists [...]

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    The Electronic Pr ogramme Guide shows you detailed information about the curr ent programme and also[...]

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    EPG (Electr onic Pr ogramme Guide) (Contin ued) EN 37 2. Press the gr een colour key on the r emote [...]

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    The Multimedia bro wser lets you displa y pictures, movies or pla y audio files stored on a USB devi[...]

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    Multimedia Br o wser menu 1. Insert a USB device. 2. Select the USB device under Multimedia with the[...]

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    Function k eys at the bottom of the scr een Details to displa y a description of the selected file o[...]

  • Page 41

    Most TV channels broadcast information via teletext. This TV has a 1200 pages memor y that will stor[...]

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    T eletext (Contin ued) EN 42 Hypertext With h yper text you can quickl y jump to a pagenumber or sea[...]

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    T eletext (Contin ued) EN 43 Some digital channels offer dedicated digital text services (for exampl[...]

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    T o mak e video and audio connections EN 44 Tip : use the inputs that are a vailable on your equipme[...]

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    T o mak e video and audio connections - Side panel o v er view EN 45 Camera, Camcorder , Game 1. Con[...]

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    Pr Pb Y DIGITAL AUDIO AUDIO HDTV & Progressive DISPLAY SYNCHRONIZED 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i IN I[...]

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    Connect a VCR or D VD recorder EN 47 With a eur ocable 1. Connect the aerial cables 1 and 2 as shown[...]

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    ANTENNA EXT2 EXT1 ANTENNA 75 o EXT2 EXT1 RECORDER CABLE 1 2 RECORDER 3 5 EXT 1/2 4 Connect tw o VCRs[...]

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    HDMI 1/2 HDMI 1 HDMI 2 o o PC-VGA AUDIO IN L/R o o HDMI Connect a D VD pla y er , Cable bo x or game[...]

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    Pr Pb Y DIGITAL AUDIO AUDIO HDTV & Progressive DISPLAY SYNCHRONIZED 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i IN I[...]

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    Notes: - only a PC with digital sound can be connected to the HDMI connection; - if your PC does not[...]

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    Pr Pb Y DIGITAL AUDIO AUDIO HDTV & Progressive DISPLAY SYNCHRONIZED 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i IN I[...]

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    T o receiv e scrambled DTV signals you will need a CA (Conditional Access) module and a Smar t card [...]

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    Befor e operating your connected equipment y ou hav e to mak e a selection in the Installation, Sele[...]

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    Most of the audio and video equipment from our range of products can be operated with the r emote co[...]

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    Symptom P ossible cause/Remedy No picture < V erify if the supplied cables are connected pr operl[...]

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    Annex 1: T o set the remote contr ol to work a Philips D VD or D VD/R 57 EN Y our TV remote contr ol[...]

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    Intr oduction Philips offers softwar e upgrade capability for y our TV using portable memor y . Afte[...]

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    Annex 2 (Contin ued) EN 59 Automatic software upgrade pr ocedure 1. Switch off your TV and remov e a[...]

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    Annex 2 (Contin ued) EN 60 Manual softwar e upgrade procedur e For a manual softwar e upgrade copy t[...]

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    Intr oduction This document explains how to mak e a Philips slideshow file with background audio . B[...]

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    Annex 3 (Contin ued) 62 EN Supported XML-tags The following table giv es a description of the XML sy[...]

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    Digital Camera Issues If a USB connection between y our digital camera and the TV isn’t w orking, [...]

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    Annex 5 - Issues r eferring to connected peripherals with a HDMI connector 64 EN The HDMI IN connect[...]

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    active contr ol ........................... 17 ambilight ......................................20 an[...]

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    R The packaging of this product is intended to be recycled. Apply to the local authorities for corr [...]

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    1 Contents What is Connected Planet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [...]

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    2 & I nsert the supplied CD into your c omputer’ s CD drive. If the CD does not star t automat[...]

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    3 A dding files in the Philips Media Mana ger (PMM) & Select the PMM fr om your Windows Start-me[...]

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    4 N e t w o r k c o nn.2 p c . 0 2. e p s W e will focus on the two main PC configurations found in [...]

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    Configuration B Mak e sure DHCP/Auto IP (automatic network addr essing) is enabled on your PC . On m[...]

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    6 Mak e sure the PC with Philips Media Manager installed on it (see p . 2) is switched on. & Swi[...]

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    - Use the colour k eys on the r emote control to perform the cor responding function mentioned at th[...]

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    8 T o a void implementation pr oblems we recommend using a Wireless Access P oint device (e.g. Phili[...]

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    9 Configuring a wir eless Ethernet bridge Mak e sure DHCP/Auto IP (automatic network addr essing) is[...]

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    10 Configuring the wir eless Ethernet bridge & Disconnect y our PC from your netw ork. • In ca[...]

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    11 Re-securing y our wir eless network Also see Annex 2:Wireless networ k secur ity , p. 12. & C[...]

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    12 DO • Viruses, sp yware and other malicious programs can undermine the security of your netw ork[...]

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    13 This menu allows y ou to do the network installation yourself and to determine y our own network [...]

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    14 Windo ws XP & On the Windows desktop , click S tart and select C ontrol P anel . é In the Co[...]

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    15 W indo ws 98/Me Y ou ma y find that the instructions in this section do not exactly match your v [...]

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    16 Apple Macintosh Computers Mac OS 10.x Y ou ma y find that the instructions here do not exactly ma[...]

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    17 Annex 5 : Suppor ted file formats A codec (encoder/decoder) is a technology for compressing and d[...]

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    Detailed Audio codec specifications Content T ype Sample Rate Restrictions MP3 MPEG1 La yer I: 32, 4[...]

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    19 General restrictions • The maximum size of any multimedia file should ne ver exceed 4Gbyte. •[...]

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    20 Pr oblem The Installation CD will not s tart. The software will not install. My PC is not detecte[...]

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    21 Glossar y Access point : This is a wireless de vice that is often added to a wir ed network to en[...]