Originally Posted by pilotgeg
I recently purchased the Philips 9631 and thus far have been very impressed. Allow me to tell a quick story. After I bought it and mounted it on the wall, I set it up this way: Cable Box to TV via HDMI 1 XBox 360 to AV1 via Component RGB Replay TV to AV2 via Composite RYW I am able to get PIP between the Cable box and Replay TV. I'm able to swap easily between the two. BUT, I can not do PIP between the Cable box and Xbox OR the Replay TV and Xbox. I get the signal not available message. Is there a way to do this? Does anybody else have an Xbox 360 that they can use with PIP? Can you only PIP between HDMI and Composite? The Xbox is running at 720p and I have tried it on 1080i as well. Any thoughts are appreciated.
OK, this could be the 'blind leading the blind' but I'll give it a shot since we've lost alot of smarter talent on the Philips plasmas over time.
I'm not sure what Replay TV is, but anyway, when you do the PIP and get the NOT AVAILABLE message, are you sure you've got the right SOURCE in the PIP box?
Remember, 1 channel (the big box) must be digital. Hit PIP.....then, hilight the small PIP box to YELLOW by pushing the round directional pad to the RIGHT...the little box should turn YELLOW...this tells you you are now controlling functions inside the little box....hit SOURCE and make sure that you are drawing the right input into that box. Remember, don't leave the box lit YELLOW for any length of time -- hit the directional key LEFT to turn it back to less-threatening grey.
Does that do anything? (sorry, I don't have xbox or TV Replay)
Now, I have something to contribute. When I first set this up, I noticed whenever I used my PIP and swapped back, my picture settings would reset to SOFT.
How are you even swapping? I didn't see any mention of that in the Manual, how do you do it?
I would manually go back and change it to my preferred settings. Finally, I got fed up and called Philips. After being on hold LESS than 3 minutes, I spoke to a guy who told me it was a firmware issue. He asked me if I had a flash drive, I didn't and so he mailed one out with the most current firmware. I was very impressed. NO COST for this. About 4 days later, I received a 64MB USB flash drive. However, it is NOT a firmware issue, it is a default setting by the TV. On page 40 of the manual it states: "Due to possible digital image distortion when displaying signals from connected digital equipment, automatically the Auto picture setting SOFT is selected, if you selected Digital STB in the Source menu. Changing this setting during reviewing will NOT be stored as Personal setting after switched off." So, to fix this bug, do not select "DIGITAL STB" for any of your inputs. This will keep your setting from going back to SOFT. Hope this helps somebody.
Yes, it's a little glitch that we picked up but thanks for mentioning it. It's amazing that simply calling an Input by another name, not changing any software or hardware but just calling it PVR or whatever, keeps the PERSONAL setting. We're used to it by now, but you'd think Philips would be able to let us call it whatever we want, whether DIGITAL STB or "HEY, IDIOT" !!
Anyway, welcome aboard and keep posting so we can share experiences and keep learning.