Philips 50PF9431D/37E manual

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    Return y our Pr oduct Registration Card or r egister online at www .philips.com/usasuppor t toda y t[...]

  • Page 2

    Note to the CA TV system installer : this r eminder is pr ovided to call the CA TV system installer?[...]

  • Page 3

    English User Manual Safety warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Getting star[...]

  • Page 4

    Do not insert the pow er plug in a wall sock et or hang the TV to the wall befor e all connections a[...]

  • Page 5

    English User Manual 3 Befor e installing your TV or befor e hanging it on the wall, first connect yo[...]

  • Page 6

    Getting star ted (Continued) Connect to the TV 4 Y our Philips Digital TV will allow you to enjo y d[...]

  • Page 7

    English User Manual Getting star ted (Continued) 5 W arning : verify that the power suppl y voltage [...]

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    6 PO WER Press to turn on/off the TV fr om or to standby mode. D VD/R CBL TV VCR AUX Press the SELEC[...]

  • Page 9

    7 MENU Settings menu on/off. See p . 12. PIP HDMI Dual screen/PIP . See p . 17 T o watch a broadcast[...]

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    FORMA T Press this button to summon a list of a vailable display formats (depending on the r eceivin[...]

  • Page 11

    9 English User Manual Use of the r emote contr ol RC4345 (Continued) .@ TUV PQRS WXYZ JKL GHI MNO AB[...]

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    Should your r emote be lost or br ok en you can still change some of the basic settings with the but[...]

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    Notes : - Once you completed the initial installation pr ocedur e you can access the screens fr om t[...]

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    Ho w to na vigate through the men us A lot of guiding instructions, help texts and messages will be [...]

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    Ho w to na vigate through the men us (continued) 13 English User Manual The Demo menu allows the use[...]

  • Page 16

    Ho w to sear ch f or and store TV channels (contin ued) 14 After language is set corr ectly , y ou c[...]

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    Ho w to sear ch f or and store TV channels (contin ued) 15 English User Manual Available channels: -[...]

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    Ho w to sear ch f or and store TV channels (contin ued) 16 W eak channel installation This allows y [...]

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    Use of the Setup menu 17 English User Manual 1. Pr ess the MENU button. 2. Select Setup with the cur[...]

  • Page 20

    Define the position of the PIP screen 1. Pr ess the cursor right to highlight the PIP screen. 2. Pr [...]

  • Page 21

    Digital caption service This allows y ou to configure the wa y you choose to view the digital captio[...]

  • Page 22

    Adjust menu pr efer ences OSD 1. Select OSD . 2. Press the cursor right to select Minimum or Normal [...]

  • Page 23

    Set/Change PIN This allows y ou to set or change the personal 4-digit access code that is used in th[...]

  • Page 24

    This menu allows y ou to identify the accessory devices you ha v e connected to the external inputs/[...]

  • Page 25

    Auto clock channel (only a vailable when Auto clock mode is set to Automatic) With the cursor button[...]

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    The Picture men u contains the settings that affect the quality of the picture. 1. Select Picture an[...]

  • Page 27

    Digital pr ocessing - Standard = line doubling eliminates the flick er . - Pix el Plus = for ev eryd[...]

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    Adjust Sound menu settings The Sound menu contains the settings that affect the quality of the the s[...]

  • Page 29

    Digital Audio language (only selectable with digital broadcast signals) Allows y ou to select your l[...]

  • Page 30

    This menu allows y ou to contr ol special functions for the TV channels. 1. Pr ess the MENU button o[...]

  • Page 31

    When All has been selected, all items in the age-based and in the contents-based lists are lock ed. [...]

  • Page 32

    Contr ol TV channels’ special functions (continued) 30 Mo vie ratings lock This function allows y [...]

  • Page 33

    Pref err ed channels After ha ving finished to sear ch for and to store TV channels, all the install[...]

  • Page 34

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

  • Page 35

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

  • Page 36

    Function buttons at the bottom of the screen Details to displa y a description of the selected file [...]

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    T o mak e video and audio connections 35 English User Manual Tips : - use the inputs that are a vail[...]

  • Page 38

    T o mak e video and audio connections (Continued) 36 Camera, Camcorder , Game 1. Connect y our camer[...]

  • Page 39

    L Pr H R Pb V Y /R /B /G Pr Pb L Y R S-VIDEO S-VIDEO AUDIO AV 2 AV 3 AV 1 VIDEO VIDEO DIGITAL AUDIO [...]

  • Page 40

    L Pr H R Pb V DIGITAL AUDIO IN Y Pr Pb Y S-VIDEO S-VIDEO AV 2 AV 3 AV 1 VIDEO L R VIDEO ANTENNA 75 o[...]

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    Connect a r ecorder and other A/V de vices 39 English User Manual L Pr H R Pb V DIGITAL AUDIO IN Y P[...]

  • Page 42

    Connect a r ecorder and Cab le bo x with RF output L Pr H R Pb V DIGITAL AUDIO IN Y Pr Pb Y S-VIDEO [...]

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    L Pr H R Pb V DIGITAL AUDIO IN Y Pr Pb Y S-VIDEO S-VIDEO AV 2 AV 3 AV 1 VIDEO L R VIDEO AV 1 ANTENNA[...]

  • Page 44

    L Pr H R Pb V DIG AUDIO IN Y Pr Pb Y S-VIDEO S-VIDEO AV 2 AV 3 AV 1 VIDEO L R VIDEO AV 1 ANTENNA 75 [...]

  • Page 45

    Note : This TV is capable of displa ying 1080i, 720p and 480p DTV signals when connected to a DTV tu[...]

  • Page 46

    HDMI 1 HDMI 2 o o HDMI Notes : - HDMI is the leading new standar d for Digital video and audio inter[...]

  • Page 47

    DIGITAL AUDIO OUT o DISPLAY SYNCHRONIZED o o AUDIO OUT LR DISPLAY SYNCHRONIZED Connect a Digital Sur[...]

  • Page 48

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

  • Page 49

    Symptoms Items to Check and Actions to follo w “Ghost” or • This ma y be caused by obstruction[...]

  • Page 50

    Symptoms Items to Check and Actions to follo w The software will Possibl y the operating system is w[...]

  • Page 51

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

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    Automatic software upgrade pr ocedur e 1. T urn off y our TV and remov e all memor y devices. 2. Ins[...]

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    Notes : - the latest version of this document can be f ound on the Philips support website (www .phi[...]

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    Supported XML-tags The following table giv es a description of the XML syntax. Annex 2 (Contin ued) [...]

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    Notes : - the latest version of this document can be f ound on the Philips support website (www .phi[...]

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    The HDMI IN connector allows the following TV and monitor displa y modes: HD Standard Definition TV [...]

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    active contr ol .............................25 adjust picture men u settings ..24 adjust sound menu[...]

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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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    - Specifications: see the product leaflet on www . philips. com/support. - If you need further assis[...]

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    W ARRANTY CO VERA GE: PHILIPS warranty obligation is limited to the terms set forth below . WHO IS C[...]