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    www User man ual Alwa ys there to help y ou Register your pr oduct and get support at HMP2500T Questio n? Contac t Philips Questio n? Contac t Philips[...]

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    1 EN Contents 1 Safety and notice 3 Safety 3 Compliance 4 Care of the en vironment 5 Copyright 5 W ar ranty 6 T rademar k notice 6 2 Overview 8 Main unit 8 Remote control 9 3 Get started 12 Connect 12 Switch on or off 13 4 Pla y from D VB ser vices 15 Fir st-time setup 15 T une in to TV/radio ser vices 16 Use the Electronic Program Guide (EPG) 19 U[...]

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    2 EN 6 Setup 25 Program 25 Picture 26 Channel Search 26 Time 26 Option 26 System 27    28   29[...]

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    3 EN 1 Safety and notice Read and under stand all instructions before you use this product. If damage is caused by failure to follo w the instr uctions, the war ranty does not apply . Safety This 'bolt of lightning' indicates uninsulated material within the device may cause an electrical shock. For the safety of ev er yone in your househo[...]

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    4 EN   other unsafe operation. W arning  Never remov e the casing of this product.  Never lubricate any par t of this product[...]

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    5 EN Care of the en vir onment Envir onmental information All unnecessar y packaging has been omitted. W e have tried to make the packaging easy to separate into three mater ials: cardboard (box), polystyrene foam (buffer) and polyeth ylene (bags, protective foam sheet.) Y our system consists of materials which can be recycled and reused if disasse[...]

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    6 EN This item incorpor ates copy protection technology that is protected b y U.S. patents and other intellectual proper ty r ights of Rovi Corporation. Reverse engineering and disassembly are prohibited. ?[...]

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    7 EN Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. "Dolby" and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Labor atories. The USB-IF Logos are trademar ks of Univer sal Serial Bus Implementer s For um, Inc .[...]

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    8 EN 2 Ov er view Through HMP2500T      Receive digital TV/ radio progr ams from the latest Digital Video Broadcasting (D VB-T2) ser vices;  Schedule your wat[...]

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    9 EN g RF IN  Input connector for external TV antenna h  USB connector for media play and po wer charging of a USB mass storage device i Status displa y j  Press the button to switch on; T o switch off, press and hold the button for more than three seconds. CH+ / CH- / /  Navigate through the list of options OK  Select[...]

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    10 EN Na vigate through options  Navigate through options OK   / EXIT  Exit  USB : Back one level Select a TV/ radio ser vice ( CH+ ) / ( CH- )  Switch to the next or previous channel 0-9  Numeric keys for the entr y of channel number s EPG (Electronic Program Gu[...]

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    11 EN  USB : Zoom in or out the image  TV : Select the aspect r atio options REPEA T  Select the repeat options INFO    SUBTITLE  Acce[...]

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    12 EN 3 Get star ted Connect a   cable (not supplied). b Connect your TV antenna cable (not supplied) to RF IN. c Connect the power cor d to power . T o connect [...]

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    13 EN Component video cables (not supplied):  Make sure that the plugs and sockets match in color . Switch on or off 1 On HMP2500T , press on the remote control to switch on.  Alternatively , press on the main unit. 2 On the TV , switch to the input source of HMP2500T :  On the remote control of your TV , use the source button to [...]

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    14 EN  Alternatively , press and hold on the main unit for more than three seconds to switch off. Auto standby If there is no button press or media play on HMP2500T f or three hour s, HMP2500T can switch to standby mode automatically to sa ve po wer . On the remote control, press SETUP . Go to to switch on [Auto Standby] .[...]

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    15 EN 4 Pla y fr om D VB ser vices First-time setup   HMP2500T , do the following setup: 1 In [OSD Language] , select the language for the onscreen menus. 2 In [Country] , select the countr y of your current location. 3 In [Channel Search] , press or OK to star t auto search. » HMP2[...]

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    16 EN Manual sear ch      1 On the remote control, press SETUP . 2 Go to and select [Manual Sear ch] . T une in to TV/radio services 1 On HMP2500T , switch to the TV or r[...]

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    17 EN 2 Select > [Sort] : [By LCN] : Ser vices are sor ted by Logical Channel Number (LCN). [By ONID] : Ser vices are sored by Original Network ID (ONID). [By Service Name] : Ser vices are sor ted by ser vice name. [By Service ID] : Ser vices are sor ted by ser vice ID . 3 Press to switch between options. Create a list of fa v orites On the remo[...]

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    18 EN 3 T o add a ser vice ,  Select a ser vice . Press FAV . » A pop-up screen is display ed for you to select the program type . » The Fav or ite icon is added next to the ser vice. 4 T o remove the ser vice,  Select the ser vice . Press FAV again. » The Fav or ite icon is remo ved. T o access a fa vorite service 1 On the remote co[...]

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    19 EN Edit the program list By editing the program list, you can lock ser vices, skip ser vices, or change the ser vice name . 1 On the remote control, press SETUP . 2 Select > [Program Edit] .  Enter your passw ord (000000 by default). » A list of ser vices is displayed. » Y ou can edit the program list as needed. Lock a service Y ou ca[...]

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    20 EN Create y our watching /listening schedule With the EPG, you can create a schedule for the TV/ radio progr ams that you want to watch or listen to. 1 Go to the EPG.  On the remote control, press EPG .  Alternatively , press SETUP , and then, select > EPG . 2 Select a program: a Press to select a service . b Press / to na vigate [...]

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    21 EN 4 Edit the event: In [Repeat] : Select how often event repeats, once , daily , or weekly . In [Mode] : Select whether to view or record the progr am. » At the scheduled time, the play or recording star ts automatically (see 'Record as scheduled' on page 21). T o add, edit, or delete an ev ent 1 On the remote control, press . » The[...]

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    22 EN 3 T o change an ev ent to the recording mode, a On the selected ev ent, press the Green button to edit the e vent. » A pop-up screen is display ed for you to edit the event. b In [Mode], press to switch to [Record]. T o add an ev ent for recor ding,  Press the Red button. In the pop-up screen, add an event and select [Record] in [Mode][...]

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    23 EN Pla y recor ded programs 1 Make sure that you ha ve connected the USB mass storage device to HMP2500T . 2 On the remote control, press LIST . » The list of recordings is display ed. 3 Select a recording to star t play .[...]

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    24 EN 5 Pla y fr om a USB mass storage de vice 1 On HMP2500T , connect a USB mass stor age device. 2 Switch to the USB mode.  On the remote control, press USB . 3    OK[...]

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    25 EN 6 Setup Y ou can change the setup options of HMP2500T . 1 On the remote control, press SETUP . » The setup menu is display ed. 2 T o select an option, a Press to switch to a menu: [Program], [Picture], [Channel Search], [Time], [Option], and [System]. b Press / to select a menu item. c Press to select an option. 3 T o exit, press EXIT . Pr o[...]

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    26 EN LCN : Select whether to keep the logical channel number s of the ser vices. T o re- assign channel numbers to the ser vices, switch off LCN . Picture [Aspect Ratio] : Select display aspect r atio . [Resolution] : Select the video resolution that your TV suppor ts. See your TV manual for details. [TV Format] : Select the TV color system of you[...]

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    27 EN HDMI Audio : Select options for HDMI audio output. If you use TV speaker s for audio output, select [PCM]    [RA W HDMI On] . T o switch off HDMI audio output, select [Off] . System Parent[...]

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    28 EN 7 Update the firmwar e thr ough a USB storage de vice 1 On your computer , do the following: a Go to www  b Search f or your model and click on "Software and driv ers". c ?[...]

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    29 EN 8 Specification Note   A C power V oltage information is printed on the bottom of HMP2500T . Po wer consumption 9 - 9.5 W Po wer consumption in standby mode &[...]

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    Specifications are subject to change without notice © 2012 K oninklijke Philips Electr onics N.V . All rights reserved. HMP2500T_12_UM_V1.0wk42.3[...]