Question about Philips 42PFL7403D/27 42 in. LCD TV
I have reprogrammed the remote for my particular TV (Philips LCD 42PFL7403D/F7) and also programmed a Universal remote - my problem is still not solved - the remote does not control the set top box when the TV is on.
I think it must be something to do with the Philips TV having HDMI CEC? The TV seems to try to control the set top box.
If the TV is off the FIOS remote will control the Verizon HD Set Top Box just fine. But when the Philips LCD HDTV is switched on, the FIOS remote will not control the Verizon HD Set Top Box anymore. The FIOS remote will control the Philips HDTV just fine.
Has anyone got a solution?
I finally found a fix to this! YAY. I thought I might have to return the TV. I have the Phillips 42PFL5603D, but should work for other models.
On the TV press menu picture settings---picture---dynamic contrast (turn off) AND active control, turn off
If you have Comcast Moto box: on the Cable box go menu--->setup--->cablebox set up---RF BYbass set to ON
If you have a non-Comcast Moto Box, I'm sure there is an RF bypass setting in the menu. You'll just have to look for it. Another fix was close saying to only turn of the active control, but it took all 3 of these for it to work consistently. The latter let it work for all of 30 seconds.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
It seems its the RF freq. But the verizon fios hd/dvr set top box only has options to change the RF channel from 3 to 4. I did this, and turned active control off. It seems to be working for now... We also called verizon a few times and they reset the box and we described all our problems. It usually works ok for a little while after so we'll see. But the problem seems to still exist, the problem being unreliable remote communication.
Also* Some people have said the stb only works with the tv off, this may be true but I found that just pressing "menu" on the TV remote will allow the stb to read the verizon remote. So sometimes you can do this "dance" where you hold both remotes and press tv-menu every time you need to press a key on the other remote. Better than turning the tv off every time.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
Check out solution #2 from pghcraig. I would have kissed him if I could!! We had Verizon out 3 times, the remote would work, then stop. We tried 3 different boxes, they could NOT solve the problem. The remote worked fine when the tv was off. I found Craig's solution online when the last tech gave up, and we turned of the Active Control and Dynamic Picture Control - success!! The tech took the answer with him. THANK YOU CRAIG!!
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
I have a phillips 42 lcd and i have fios they both work fine with fios remote ill give you the phone number to call they will give you the remote code (412)497-7911 Call tommorow before 6 they will give it to you its verizon pittsburgh number i worked for fios for a few years...Please rate me when you get a chance..
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
a Phiilips 42PFL7403D-F7
42” LCD TV and had the same problem with my Comcast Motorola remote - it didn't
work when the TV was on. Trun the TV off, and it works just fine. Philips told
me to turn of the active sensor (under picture controls) and it everything
works. The Philips was interfering with the Comcast remote.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
I have a Philips 47" LCD and just purchased the Samsung Home Theater System and have the same problem with the hdmi cec ****........SOLLUTION......IM TAKINKING IT BACK AND GETTING A PHILIPS BRAND. THE GENIUSS TECH SUPPORTS TELL ME NOTHING I CAN DO BUT REMOVE THE HDMI CABLE, WELL I WANT THE BEST PIC POSSIBLE SO I NEED TO SWITCH BRANDS I GUESS.
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
Simple Solution. I have an almost the same TV and if you want it to stay in one format press the FORMAT button on the remote. I am pretty sure it is somewhere on the top right.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
While the tv is on the right input, and the computer is running, try unhooking the cable and hooking it back in. That's the only way I can get my Philips to detect the HDMI signal from my pc. I haven't found a fix for it though.
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
I have the exact same problem that you described. I have tried 3 different HDMI cables. I connected my laptop to another LCD TV and didn't have the issue with that TV. It seems to be something related to the Phillips TV but I am still figuring this out.
Have you solved the issue with the HDMI to HDMI cable from the PC to the TV? My TV is the exact same as yours.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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