Originally Posted by asis
Got the 42PFL7422D/37 set at Costco last week.
I like PQ very much. I can live with the levels of cloudiness, backlight leaking, and the power unit off noise; they all are acceptable to me, at least in this particular unit.
I have two issues so far with my TV that need to be fixed:
1. The audio signal that goes from the TV via a coaxial audio cable to my receiver keeps dropping at least every 20-30 seconds for less than a second, than comes back. It's very annoying and doesn't allow listening audio via the receiver. I did some investigation and ruled out all other possible sources of the problem, but the TV:
It is not a coaxial audio cable - tried a few different ones, don't have this problem if the same cable is used to connect audio from DVD directly to the receiver.
It is not TV signal from Comcast - happens also with audio coming from DVD to the TV via a HDMI cable and then going from the TV to the receiver via a coaxial audio cable.
It is not a DVD - happens with audio from Comcast too, doesn't happen if audio goes from DVD to the receiver directly.
It is not a HDMI cable - happens with audio from Comcast too.
So, it leaves the TV as the only source of the problem.
2. Another problem: No matter what I tried to do, I could not get an upconverted 1080P video signal from DVD via HDMI to be shown on the TV. I tried a few different DVD players - Samsung 1080P7, Philips DVP5982/37, Pioneer DV-400V-K, but it's all the same. 720P and 1080i work fine. With 1080P the TV keeps trying to get the HDMI handshake; sometimes it shows video signal from the DVD for a second or two, but keeps dropping it right away and the DVD freezes.
Does anyone else have similar problems?
I would appreciate if the Philips guys can let me know if those are the known issues, if there are any configuration setting that will address them, and if they are getting fixed in the new software upgrade patch.
Thanks in advance.