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    Return y our Pr oduct Registration Card or r egister online at www t toda y to g et the v er y most from y our pur chase. Register ing your model with PHILIPS mak es you eligible for all of the valuable benef its listed belo w , so don’t miss out. Complete and return your Pr oduct Registr ation Card at once to ensure: * Pr [...]

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    Note to the CA TV system installer : this r eminder is pr ovided to call the CA TV system installer’ s attention to Ar ticle 820-40 of the NEC that pro vides guidelines for proper gr ounding and, in particular , specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entr y as pra[...]

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    English User Manual Safety warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Use of the remote control RC4345 . . . . . . . . 6 My content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Buttons on the right side of the TV . . . . . . . 10 T urn the TV on . . . [...]

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    Do not insert the pow er plug in a wall sock et or hang the TV to the wall befor e all connections are made. • Place or hang the TV wherev er y ou want, but mak e sure that air can cir culate fr eely thr ough the ventilation slots. Lea v e at least 4” to 6” free all ar ound the TV . • Do not place the TV on a carpet. • Do not install the [...]

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    English User Manual 3 Befor e installing your TV or befor e hanging it on the wall, first connect your accessory devices. See T o make video and audio connections, p . 35. There is a wide range of audio and video de vices that can be connected to your TV . See T o make audio and video connections, p. 35. AV 1 can handle YPbPr , VIDEO , S-VIDEO , RG[...]

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    Getting star ted (Continued) Connect to the TV 4 Y our Philips Digital TV will allow you to enjo y digital pr ograms directl y from y our cable or off air . Connect directl y to the TV or connect via your curr ent cable box or Satellite Receiv er box. • Directl y to the TV (you will not be able to receiv e pa y channels) 1. Connect the cable TV s[...]

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    English User Manual Getting star ted (Continued) 5 W arning : verify that the power suppl y voltage cor responds to the voltage printed on the stick er at the back of the TV . Contact your local dealer if y our pow er supply is differ ent. < Insert the power cord supplied into the mains at the bottom of the TV and in the wall socket. Remote cont[...]

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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 SELECT button r epeatedly to select one of the system modes in which the remote contr ol can be used. If no action is being undertaken within 60 seconds, the remote contr ol r eturns to TV mode . After an action in the selected system mode the remote cont[...]

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    7 MENU Settings menu on/off. See p . 12. PIP HDMI Dual screen/PIP . See p . 17 T o watch a broadcast and a HDMI source sim ultaneously . VO L V olume Press + or - to adjust the v olume. MUTE Interrupt the sound or r estore it. CH/P A GE Channel selection - T o browse thr ough the TV channels or sources stor ed and mark ed in the Pref erred channels[...]

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    FORMA T Press this button to summon a list of a vailable display formats (depending on the r eceiving signal). This lets you choose the displa y format of your pr efer ence. Press this button r epeatedly to select another pictur e format: Automatic , Super zoom, 4:3, Movie expand 14:9, Movie expand 16:9, 16:9 subtitle or Wide screen. Automatic mak [...]

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    9 English User Manual Use of the r emote contr ol RC4345 (Continued) .@ TUV PQRS WXYZ JKL GHI MNO ABC DEF + - + - DVD/R CBL TV VCR AUX PIP MENU 123 456 789 0 ® ® ® ® SELECT DEMO CLOCK MY CONTENT VOL CH/ PAGE MUTE AV+ - Ò ‡ π º † POWER ✓ - FAVORITES - FORMAT RECORD VIEW A/CH INFO OK = _- Alphanumeric buttons on the r emote control The a[...]

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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 buttons on the right side of your TV . Press the po wer s witch B to switch the TV on. The MENU button can be used to summon the Settings menu without the r emote control. Use: - the V OLUME + and - buttons and the PROGRAM/CHANNEL + and - buttons to sel[...]

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    Notes : - Once you completed the initial installation pr ocedur e you can access the screens fr om the Settings menu. See p . 23. - If the TV has already been installed befor e and/or y ou want to change the First time installation settings, proceed with How to na vigate thr ough the menus, p . 12. First time installation 1. After an intr oduction [...]

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    Ho w to na vigate through the men us A lot of guiding instructions, help texts and messages will be displa y ed on your TV when using the menus or when trying to ex ecute an action. Please, follow the instructions and r ead the help texts which are being displa y ed on the specific item highlighted. The color buttons ref er to differ ent actions wh[...]

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    Ho w to na vigate through the men us (continued) 13 English User Manual The Demo menu allows the user to get an idea of the f eatures that are part of the television. 1. Select Demo in the Settings menu and press the cursor right. 2. Highlight a desir ed demo with the cursor up/down. 3. Pr ess OK to star t pla ying the highlighted demo . 4. Pr ess [...]

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    Ho w to sear ch f or and store TV channels (contin ued) 14 After language is set corr ectly , y ou can now sear ch for and store the TV channels. 1. Select Autoprogram in the Installation men u. 2. Pr ess the cursor right. 3. Pr ess the OK button. 4. Select Cable or Antenna in the Installation mode . > When Antenna is selected, the TV will detec[...]

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    Ho w to sear ch f or and store TV channels (contin ued) 15 English User Manual Available channels: - Cable (analog NTSC or digital QAM): max. from 1 to 135 - T errestrial (analog NTSC or digital A TSC): max. from 2 to 69 If a tuned channel is not yet in the master channel ma p , the TV will attempt to tune the channel and it will be added to the ma[...]

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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 ou to manually tune w eak A TSC channels in order to adjust the antenna and thus optimize signal quality for that channel. This is only a vailable for TV channels installed via an antenna connection (see p . 4). 1. Select a channel in the displa y ed[...]

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    Use of the Setup menu 17 English User Manual 1. Pr ess the MENU button. 2. Select Setup with the cursor down and press the cursor right to select the Pref erences men u. 3. Pr ess the cursor right again to select Picture/sound pref erences . 4. Pr ess the cursor right once more to enter the Picture/sound pr efer ences menu. Adjust picture/sound pr [...]

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    Define the position of the PIP screen 1. Pr ess the cursor right to highlight the PIP screen. 2. Pr ess the red color button on the r emote control to select P osition . 3. Use the cursor k eys to define the position of the PIP screen. Auto surr ound Sometimes the broadcaster transmits special signals f or Surr ound sound encoded pr ograms. > Wh[...]

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    Digital caption service This allows y ou to configure the wa y you choose to view the digital captioning. < Select one of the digital ser vice channels made a vailable by the caption pr ovider . There ar e 6 standard services. - Service 1 is designated as the Primar y Caption Service . This ser vice contains the verbatim, or near -verbatim capti[...]

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    Adjust menu pr efer ences OSD 1. Select OSD . 2. Press the cursor right to select Minimum or Normal . Minimum to activate the temporarily displa y of the channel number/input sour ce when either channel or input are changed. Normal to activate the temporarily displa y of the v olume bar , after a volume adjustment, as well as of the channel number/[...]

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    Set/Change PIN This allows y ou to set or change the personal 4-digit access code that is used in the differ ent lock functions of the TV . 1. Select Set or Change PIN with the cursor down. > If no PIN-code exists yet, the menu item is set to Set PIN . Follow the instructions on scr een. > If a PIN-code has pre viously been enter ed, the menu[...]

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    This menu allows y ou to identify the accessory devices you ha v e connected to the external inputs/outputs. 1. Select Source in the Setup menu. 2. Pr ess the cursor right to enter the list of types of external inputs. 3. Select the appr opriate input with the cursor up/down. > When you select AV 1 , AV 2 , AV 3 , HDMI 1 , HDMI 2 or Side , a lis[...]

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    Auto clock channel (only a vailable when Auto clock mode is set to Automatic) With the cursor buttons, select the channel number where time can be found by the TV . T ypically time can be found on PBS (Public Broadcasting System) as w ell as some other channels. Time - Da y (only a vailable when Auto clock mode is set to Manual) With the cursor but[...]

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    The Picture men u contains the settings that affect the quality of the picture. 1. Select Picture and press the cursor right. > The Picture men u is mov ed to the left panel. 2. Select the menu items with the cursor up/do wn. 3. Adjust the settings with the cursor left/right or enter the list of submenu items with the cursor right. Select a subm[...]

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    Digital pr ocessing - Standard = line doubling eliminates the flick er . - Pix el Plus = for ev eryday vie wing, Pix el Plus is the most ideal setting, as it fully pr ocesses the image to mak e ev ery single pix el the best it can be, improving contrast, sharpness, picture depth, and color reproduction and brilliance fr om ev er y source, including[...]

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    Adjust Sound menu settings The Sound menu contains the settings that affect the quality of the the sound. 1. Pr ess the MENU button on the remote contr ol. > The Settings menu appears on the scr een. 2. Select TV and press the cursor right. > The TV menu is displa y ed and gives an o verview of the menus y ou can select. 3. Select Sound and p[...]

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    Digital Audio language (only selectable with digital broadcast signals) Allows y ou to select your language pr efer ence in case of multilingual audio track pr ograms if a vailable with digital broadcast signal. Mono/Stereo Allows y ou to select, per TV channel, Mono or Ster eo sound when analog stereo br oadcasts ar e a vailable. A VL (Automatic V[...]

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    This menu allows y ou to contr ol special functions for the TV channels. 1. Pr ess the MENU button on the remote contr ol. > The Settings menu appears on the scr een. 2. Select TV and press the cursor right. > The TV Menu is displa y ed and gives an o verview of the menu items y ou can select. 3. Select Channels and press the cursor right. &g[...]

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    When All has been selected, all items in the age-based and in the contents-based lists are lock ed. If, while All is selected, any other item, either an age-based or content-based item, is unselected, then All is automatically unselected. No rating is the selection for items that either ha ve no rating information or ha v e a rating of None. Both w[...]

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    Contr ol TV channels’ special functions (continued) 30 Mo vie ratings lock This function allows y ou to control access to individual movies based on their MP AA ratings (Motion Picture Association of America). 1. Select Movie ratings lock with the cursor do wn. A list appears, showing all valid MP AA content ratings. 2. Pr ess the cursor right to[...]

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    Pref err ed channels After ha ving finished to sear ch for and to store TV channels, all the installed, non-scrambled,TV channels are mark ed as pref err ed by default. With the -CH/P A GE+ button on the remote contr ol y ou can bro wse thr ough the list of the TV channels. Only those channels which are in the pr efer red list will be displa yed. I[...]

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    The Multimedia bro wser lets you displa y pictures or pla y audio files stored on a USB de vice. The Multimedia browser application is inv ok ed fr om the My Contents menu when a USB device is inserted. 1. Pr ess the = button on the remote contr ol. 2. Pr ess the cursor down to select Multimedia . 3. Pr ess the cursor right and select the USB devic[...]

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    Multimedia Br o wser menu 1. Insert a USB device. 2. Select the USB device under Multimedia with the cursor up/down. > The Multimedia bro wser allows y ou to bro wse content stored on the inserted USB device. > The 2-panel bro wser will be shown with the left panel containing the content types (Music, Pictures). > The right panel will disp[...]

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    Function buttons at the bottom of the screen Details to displa y a description of the selected file or directory T ransitions to select if you lik e to appl y a transition during a slide show Slide time to select the duration a picture will be displa y ed in a slide show Rotate to rotate a pictur e Repeat one/all to repeat the pla yback of a music [...]

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    T o mak e video and audio connections 35 English User Manual Tips : - use the inputs that are a vailable on your equipment that pro vide the best video or audio performance, as below; - if you experience a discolor ed line on the left or right side of the set, adjust the picture position to the centre of the scr een with the cursor buttons. Note : [...]

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    T o mak e video and audio connections (Continued) 36 Camera, Camcorder , Game 1. Connect y our camera, camcorder or game as shown. 2. Connect to VIDEO 2 and AUDIO L 3 fo r mono equipment. For ster eo equipment also connect AUDIO R 3 . S-VHS quality with an S-VHS camcorder is obtained by connecting the S-VHS cables with the S-VIDEO input 1 and AUDIO[...]

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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 ANTENNA 75 o CABLE RECORDER OUT IN 3 AV2 : L + R + VIDEO Connect a VCR or D VD recor der 38 1. Connect the RF Antenna or Cable TV cable (eventuall y via an optional two-wa y signal splitter and/or Cable TV converter box) 1 to the RF IN socket of y our recor der [...]

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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 Pr Pb Y S-VIDEO S-VIDEO AV 3 AV 2 AV 1 VIDEO L R VIDEO ANTENNA 75 o RECORDER OUT IN CABLE OUT IN VIDEO R 5 1 4 3 2 AV1 : L + R + VIDEO AV2 : L + R + VIDEO 1. Connect the RF antenna cable 1 of the RF IN sock et of your other A V device. 2. Connect the [...]

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    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 S-VIDEO AV 2 AV 3 AV 1 VIDEO L R VIDEO ANTENNA 75 o CABLE Cable box RECORDER OUT IN OUT IN SIGNAL SPLITTER 4 2 1 AV2 : L + R + VIDEO 3 40 1. Use an optional signal splitter . 2. Connect one of the cable TV signal splitter outputs 1 to the cable box?[...]

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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 75 o Cable box IN CABLE OUT 2 AV1 : L + R + VIDEO Connect a satellite r eceiver or Cab le bo x with A/V outputs 41 English User Manual 1. Connect the satellite antenna cable or the Cable TV cable 1 to the satellite receiv er’ s or cable box’ s I[...]

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    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 o AV1 : L + R + VIDEO RECORDER OUT OUT IN IN 2 1 OUT Cable box OUT 3 Connect a r ecorder and satellite r eceiv er or Cable bo x with A/V outputs 42 1. Connect the satellite antenna cable or the Cable TV cable 1 to the satellite receiv er’ s or cabl[...]

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    Note : This TV is capable of displa ying 1080i, 720p and 480p DTV signals when connected to a DTV tuner cable box. Select the output of the cable box to either 1080i, 720p or 480p . A DTV signal must be a vailable in your ar ea. Connect a D VD Pla y er or other accessory digital source de vices 43 English User Manual L Pr H R Pb V Y Pr Pb Y S-VIDEO[...]

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    HDMI 1 HDMI 2 o o HDMI Notes : - HDMI is the leading new standar d for Digital video and audio inter connection. T o the HDMI connector you can connect HDMI de vices such as a Cable box or compatible D VD-R or D VD pla y er with HDMI, or D VI-equipped devices lik e a computer . - If the accessor y device has D VI output only , use a D VI to HDMI ad[...]

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    DIGITAL AUDIO OUT o DISPLAY SYNCHRONIZED o o AUDIO OUT LR DISPLAY SYNCHRONIZED Connect a Digital Surr ound r eceiv er 45 English User Manual < Connect a MultiChannel Surr ound receiv er to the DIGIT AL AUDIO OUT connector at the bottom of the TV . Record a TV pro gram Y ou can recor d a TV program using y our recor ders tuner without affecting y[...]

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    Most of the audio and video equipment from our range of products can be operated with the r emote contr ol of your TV . Press one of the buttons after y ou pr essed the SELECT button repeatedl y according to the equipment y ou want to operate with this remote contr ol. See Use of the Remote control, p . 7-8. I f no action is being undertaken within[...]

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    Symptoms Items to Check and Actions to follo w “Ghost” or • This ma y be caused by obstruction to the antenna due to high rise buildings double imag es or hills. Using a highly dir ectional antenna ma y impr ove the pictur e. No po wer • Check that the TV’ s AC po wer cor d is plugged into the mains sock et. • Unplug the television, wai[...]

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    Symptoms Items to Check and Actions to follo w The software will Possibl y the operating system is wr ong. Go to www to not install see which operating systems are supported. No stable or not Check if you ha ve selected the correct VGA mode in y our PC. synchroniz ed V GA See Annex 4, Issues referring to connected equipment wit[...]

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    Intr oduction Philips offers softwar e upgrade capability for y our TV using portable memor y . After you ha v e completed a software upgrade, your TV will typically perform better . What impro vements ar e made depends on the upgrade software y ou ar e using as well as the softwar e your TV contained befor e the upgrade. Y ou can ex ecute the soft[...]

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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. Insert the por table memor y that contains the downloaded software upgrade. 3. Switch on y our TV with the PO WER button on your remote contr ol. 4. At startup the TV will scan the portable memor y until it finds the update content. The TV will automati[...]

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    Notes : - the latest version of this document can be f ound on the Philips support website (www t). Use the type number of y our TV to find this documentation and other related files. - Philips can’ t be held r esponsible for an y problems that ma y occur as a result of the content in this document. Err ors reported to Philips[...]

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    Supported XML-tags The following table giv es a description of the XML syntax. Annex 2 (Contin ued) 52 T ag Name philips-slideshow title audio slide-duration slides slide Use mandator y optional optional optional mandator y optional Description Philips slideshow signatur e including the version. The title of the pla ylist. The audio-URL following t[...]

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    Notes : - the latest version of this document can be f ound on the Philips support website (www t); - the software of y our TV is upgradeable. If you ha ve pr oblems first check if y ou ha ve the latest software installed on y our TV . The latest software, together with instructions, can be found on the Philips support website. [...]

  • Page 56

    The HDMI IN connector allows the following TV and monitor displa y modes: HD Standard Definition TV (SDTV) 640x480i 720x480i Enhanced Definition TV (EDTV) 640x480p 720x480p High Definition TV (HDTV) 1920x1080i 1280x720p PC V GA 640x480 SV GA 800x600 XGA 1024x768 - If necessar y , you can adjust the pictur e position to the centre of the scr een wit[...]

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    active contr ol .............................25 adjust picture men u settings ..24 adjust sound menu settings ....26 adjust featur es menu settings .27 alternate audio .........................26 antenna .........................................4 audio/video equipment buttons .....................................46 audio/video connections .........[...]

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    R The packaging of this product is intended to be recycled. Apply to the local authorities for corr ect disposal. Disposal of y our old product Y our product is designed and man ufactured with highly quality material and components, which can be recycled and r eused. Please inform y ourself about the local separate collection system for electrical [...]

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    - Specifications: see the product leaflet on www . philips. com/support. - If you need further assistance, please call the customer suppor t ser vice in your country . The corr esponding telephone numbers and addr esses are giv en in the supplied W orldwide guarantee booklet. Plasma displa y characteristics A Plasma displa y is designed to be used [...]

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    W ARRANTY CO VERA GE: PHILIPS warranty obligation is limited to the terms set forth below . WHO IS CO VERED: Philips warrants the pr oduct to the original purchaser or the person receiving the pr oduct as a gift against defects in materials and workmanship as based on the date of original purchase (“W arranty period”) fr om an Authorized Dealer[...]