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post #151 of 6891
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Originally Posted by pikoo View Post

Just by replacing the "32" with "22" in the link, I was able to get the .pdf file:

http://www.p4c.philips.com/na4/4/42p...37_pss_aen.pdf

It is written there:
Dynamic screen contrast: 8000:1

But, the material which came with TV, says 5500:1. Which info is correct?

Any info about this one?

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Another question: Are the TV settings recorded per input? Like for HD content I want "high resolution" and "No" DNR, but for SD, I want Max DNR, but not High resolution. Is it possible?

I am really looking for the answer of this question. This is very important. It is driving me crazy. I really want to preserve the settings of different inputs.
post #152 of 6891
Pikoo, posts #19 & #23 by wormbaby states that you can have different settings for each input
post #153 of 6891
I just came back from Costco and I saw the new Philips 42" lcd. It clearly says dynamic contrast of 5500:1 on the tv decals.
Even the diagram of the connections is incorrect. It is not the right layout and it only shows 2 hdmi, but there is 3.
post #154 of 6891
Thanks High&Def. I was about to post when I saw your message. Saved me some typing

Pikoo, what came with the TV stating 5500:1? As far 8000:1 or 5500:1, I am not sure, but will defer to Philips TV. But I would like to fix any conflicts in the literature

For those of you who have purchased the TV, just an FYI... When the SW update comes early next week the "High Resolution" setting in the format options will change to "Unscaled" . We felt that the average customer will see a "High Resolution" option and of course think that is the best. But in that format occasionally you will see some digital data on the top of the screen (channel info, closed captioning, etc). We did not want people returning TV's thinking there is something wrong. I believe that this is seen mostly when viewing HD channels through the tuner (cable direct from wall).
post #155 of 6891
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Originally Posted by High&Def View Post

Pikoo, posts #19 & #23 by wormbaby states that you can have different settings for each input

Can somebody really confirm that? I don't see that happening. Looks like the TV is remembering one set of settings, which is applied to all inputs. Or, am I missing something?
post #156 of 6891
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Originally Posted by pikoo View Post

I am using Oppo's latest f/w. Thanks for asking.

I have not tried all the 3 HDMI's. I will try today and update here.


All the HDMI inputs are behaving the same way with Oppo 981HD's output (unsupported video format, no video signal etc.) Looks like we need help from Philips TV and/or daveinga to test this combination with upcoming f/w (which will probably release on coming Monday).
post #157 of 6891
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Originally Posted by pikoo View Post

All the HDMI inputs are behaving the same way with Oppo 981HD's output (unsupported video format, no video signal etc.) Looks like we need help from Philips TV and/or daveinga to test this combination with upcoming f/w (which will probably release on coming Monday).

Thanks for the update Pikoo. I appreciate your patience in waiting for the update next week. Keep checking and I will post here when it is available.
post #158 of 6891
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Originally Posted by daveinga View Post

Pikoo, what came with the TV stating 5500:1? As far 8000:1 or 5500:1, I am not sure, but will defer to Philips TV. But I would like to fix any conflicts in the literature

One leaflet (multi-color) was glued to the upper-middle of the TV's border. That mentioned contrast ratio as "5500:1". That leaflet also highlighted Perfect Pixel, 1080p etc.
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post #160 of 6891
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Originally Posted by pikoo View Post

All the HDMI inputs are behaving the same way with Oppo 981HD's output (unsupported video format, no video signal etc.) Looks like we need help from Philips TV and/or daveinga to test this combination with upcoming f/w (which will probably release on coming Monday).

Pikoo, Oppo has been very helpful to me when I have called them. They answer the phone and know their products. I would suggest calling them up.

I have the 981 and it has a lot of settings and I suspect your problem may have to do with one of the settings tripping you up. I am assuming you are trying to watch a 1080p output. Seems to me there was a setting somewhere that I remember that effects your issue. Also, when you switch the Oppo to a lower resolution mode do you get a picture or are you not getting a picture in any resolution?
post #161 of 6891
Thread Starter 
Pikoo. regarding the Oppo 981. I'm using the same dvd and tv. It works perfect for me. I'm using HDMI 1080p to the tv also.
post #162 of 6891
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Originally Posted by daveinga View Post

Pikoo and XBR,

If you are trying to upgrade using the 7422 SW, then it will not work. The posted SW version on the website for the 7422 is earlier than what is in your TV. I think both of you will have the 39.8 SW (but please check). The TV will not automatically upgrade unless the version is later than what is in the TV. We are working on why the latest (39.11) is not visible for this model.

Download the SW for the 7432 and follow the process below...

For those of you not able to upgrade automatically. Please try the manual process. Put the autorun.upg file in a folder called "upgrades" in the root directory so it looks something like this:

E:\\upgrades\\autorun.upg

Then... Menu---->TV menu---->Software update---->local updates

This should work.

In regards to the difference between the 7422 and 7432, the ONLY technical difference is the ambilight. All picture processing hardware/software is the same.

my update worked this way also, but the TV asked if i wanted to update firmware equal to or less than my current firmware. i told it to "update".
post #163 of 6891
Thread Starter 
I just tested mine. And confirmed that the tv only remember sharpness, brightness, contrast, color, and tint. but it doesn't remember Perfect pixel HD, dynamic contrast, etc. Sorry for the confusion.

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Originally Posted by pikoo View Post

Can somebody really confirm that? I don't see that happening. Looks like the TV is remembering one set of settings, which is applied to all inputs. Or, am I missing something?
post #164 of 6891
Costco has the 42" 1080p no Ambilight all black version on the shelf now. Anyone who has this one, can you please post a review or compare to the Sharp 1080p 42? or the Toshiba Regaza 1080p 42
post #165 of 6891
well notice something odd today. i was watching a dvd and i notice a stuck pixel. i dont think its dead it just its always on. it doest change color with the tv. its kinna annoying since its right at the freaking middle of the screen and its hard not ignore it. i dont want to return this tv cause i absulutely love this set. is there anyway to get it un stuck.

when you guys say dead pixel do you guys mean its black and doesnt light up?
cause this problem im having is the damn pixel is always on. the color is white green.
you can imagine how annoying it is when watching a dark screen let alone in the midle
post #166 of 6891
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All the HDMI inputs are behaving the same way with Oppo 981HD's output (unsupported video format, no video signal etc.) Looks like we need help from Philips TV and/or daveinga to test this combination with upcoming f/w (which will probably release on coming Monday).

I'm having the same issue. I have tried 2 different upconverting dvd players. When I plugged my computer in it did the 1080p resolution without a hitch. If anyone has a solution please let us know.
post #167 of 6891
I'm really liking this set as it has little negatives to it. I'm gonna see if Best Buy will accept Circuit City coupons tomorrow.
post #168 of 6891
i dont think they have this in cc. best buy and costco are for sure. the set is awsome. youll love it.
post #169 of 6891
Hi,

Has any of you tried the Service Menu Codes?

http://www.bruzziforum.com/vbf/showthread.php?t=40

If so, just wondering if B-BL (Blue - Black Level) adjustments will be possible under the service menu.

post #170 of 6891
I finally picked mine up last night and am very happy. Settings are much better out of the box compared to the Westy that I had before. However, I still need to do some tweaking. For all of you who purchased at BB, check the online price, it went down this morning. Looks like I'll be going back to get the difference.
post #171 of 6891
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Originally Posted by pikoo View Post

Can somebody really confirm that? I don't see that happening. Looks like the TV is remembering one set of settings, which is applied to all inputs. Or, am I missing something?

Below are the settings that can be stored for each individual input (8 total - TV, 3 AV, 3 HDMI, side):

Contrast
Brightness
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Noise reduction
post #172 of 6891
for philipstv
i write from sicily i m interestin about 42pfl7432 when out in italy?or price?
no 37''? and what about 42pfl9832 present in ces 2007?
sorry for my english
thank for answer
post #173 of 6891
Can anyone give info on this? Magnavox 37MF437B
I know its a Philips- but I can't find the exact corresponding tv in the website.

I had my heart set on the Sharp 37d62U but I'm worried about some of the issues regarding the set.

I want to use as a pc monitor and bedroom tv. Can anyone give their thoughts on this set v. the Sharp?

Thanks.
post #174 of 6891
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Originally Posted by High&Def View Post

For all of you who purchased at BB, check the online price, it went down this morning. Looks like I'll be going back to get the difference.


BB online seams to lower their prices a bit for the weekends. This Philips was 5% off on sale and now they have lowered it to 10% off (YES!). I have seen them do this with the LGs as well were there is a price Mon-Thurs and lowered on Fri-Sun.

I will be going over today to BB and Sears for one last look at the Philips and more than likely be ordering the 42" tonight online. Buying online at BB will get me free delivery and lowered sales tax (I will save about $40 in taxes having to pay just the state tax and not the city since I live just outside the Tucson area). My wife will be happy once I order our TV! She has been complaining to me to order one and move on!

One last thing that is not a deal breaker, but when I looked at the 47PLF7432D at Sears it had a very chessy white remote. It was a shame that this beautiful set had such a basic remote. I guess that I can expect the same from the 42".
post #175 of 6891
To me the remote isn't that bad. I had the Westy before and that remote was as plain as you can get. This one at least lights up when you press a button.
post #176 of 6891
Thread Starter 
I think the remote is the worst I have seen on a tv. Odd shape. But it doesn't really matter to me, since I'm using my Logitech Harmony 550. Love that remote.
post #177 of 6891
I gave a call to Oppo today. Now 1080p output works (only the video). What I had to do is, go to the setup screen of Oppo, and go to Audio and choose HDMI setting to "No Audio" or "none". It was set to "LPCM" before. According to Oppo, when video signal and audio signal are sent together to Philips's HDMI input, Philips's HDMI is not able to recognize that and causing "no video signal" problem. When only Video signal is sent thru HDMI, it works. There is no problem in the Oppo side. My audio is connected thru a receiver, so I am fine. But, if a user wants to hear the sound (as well as the video) from TV using HDMI, (s)he will not be able to do that. Hopefully f/w upgrade in next week will fix that.
post #178 of 6891
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Originally Posted by pikoo View Post

I gave a call to Oppo today. Now 1080p output works (only the video). What I had to do is, go to the setup screen of Oppo, and go to Audio and choose HDMI setting to "No Audio" or "none". It was set to "LPCM" before. According to Oppo, when video signal and audio signal are sent together to Philips's HDMI input, Philips's HDMI is not able to recognize that and causing "no video signal" problem. When only Video signal is sent thru HDMI, it works. There is no problem in the Oppo side. My audio is connected thru a receiver, so I am fine. But, if a user wants to hear the sound (as well as the video) from TV using HDMI, (s)he will not be able to do that. Hopefully f/w upgrade in next week will fix that.

Thank you for the information. I tried disabling the sound on my up converting dvd player (pioneer) and it still wouldn't work. The picture seems to stay on the screen a tad longer, but then I get invalid format and lots of blinking from blue to the dvd.
post #179 of 6891
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Originally Posted by pikoo View Post

Dynamic screen contrast: 8000:1

But, the material which came with TV, says 5500:1. Which info is correct?

TV is 8,000:1 Early panel spec numbers indicated 5500:1, so that is what the Point-of-Sale material was printed to say. After final testing on the production level panels contrast ratio was determined to be 8000:1. Online spec sheet is easy to update, printed materials are not.


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Originally Posted by redgtconv View Post

I just came back from Costco and I saw the new Philips 42" lcd. It clearly says dynamic contrast of 5500:1 on the tv decals.
Even the diagram of the connections is incorrect. It is not the right layout and it only shows 2 hdmi, but there is 3.

Printed material is hard to change quickly. Contrast ratio is 8:000:1.


Pikoo, does the Oppo work with other output resolutions?

Syirrus, same question on the Pioneer, and what is the model number?
post #180 of 6891
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Originally Posted by gameling View Post

I noticed the spec sheet for the 7432 and 7422 indicate the USB connector is USB 1.1. Any idea why they wouldn't use USB 2.0 which is significantly faster? I heard from someone a few pages ago that the connector loaded JPG files pretty quick but would think it would be a lot quicker with USB 2.0.

Set actually is USB 2.0 Purposely specd as USB1.1 so as not to confuse or lead anyone to think that the USB input can handle video. (Apparently there is a notion out there that USB 2.0 on any CE device supports video??)
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