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if your saying that overall the sound works just fine but just some commercials don't have sound , this surely is a cause that not all commercials have Dolby decodable sound , this receiver has a dolby decoder inside it , im betting that you use the dolby sound selection most often , a simple test of theory is to select 2 channel stereo sound in set up and watch same commercials if you got sound now there's your problem , I do ask that you not complain to broadcasters of this (they might fix this) as id rather enjoy missing the entire commercial but no sound would be a viable alternative
try looking into the Timer section on the TV. also on Dish if it is left unattended (like stay on same channel etc) it will go in to sleep mode, U then just hit the Select button.. U can go in the Dish menu and set the Sleep mode (inactivate mode ) to a longer time, I usually set my for 8 hours.
There are a few picture sizes out there 4:3, 16:9, as well as some for movie screens. New televisions are 16:9 and when you are watching a true HD program, it will fill the screen perfectly. However the program may be broadcast in one of the other formats. This results in the bars on top/ bottom or on the sides. This is true for commercials too. If the commercial is or isn't in HD will determine if there are bars or not. All this is normal operation.
That sounds very normal to me. When your watching a HD channel, and a commercial comes on and the screen gets smaller with as you say the black bars, just means that the commercial is not broadcasting in HD. You can change it by pushing the button on your TV remote that says picture, but you are streaching the screen and are going to loose the quality of the picture. You may also want to spend a few hours, going into you TV settings and just start playing with the settings. Just remember where they were before you change something. You can also purchase a guide to LCD settings to point you in the right direction. If you have your TV set to vivid or one of the preset picure modes, it is costing you more power and you are not getting the best picture that the TV can produce. Play around with the custom setting or buy one of those calibration CD's off the internet.
Hi, You have selected "native" in the video menu which means it will switch to exactly the format being broadcast, like a full screen on a movie and then four inch bars on the sides for a commercial. Change your video setup to display a format other than native. It will still switch if your satellite box has these options as well, so check both. Good Luck, hope this Fixsya!
I had the same problem the solution is you have to get institutional remote and reset the tv from commercial mode to consumer mode and then you will have access to the full menu. go to www.phillipsitv.com to get the directions. I actually asked a Hotel could I borrow their master remote used it and took it back and my tv works fine. Hope this helps.
When a commercial comes on, you press the "Commercial Skip" button on the remote. Then you see a 30-second countdown timer appear on the screen. If you think there will be more than 30-seconds of commercials, then press the button more (each time you press adds 30 seconds to the on-screen timer -- usually I press it 4 to 5 times). The timer stays counting down on the screen while you change channels during the commercials to see what else is on. When the timer counts down to 0, it is erased from the TV screen and the TV automatically changes you back to the channel it was on when you pressed the commercial skip button. I use this feature a lot! I wish all TV's had it built in. Some universal remotes have a similar (but more awkward feature) where the remote has the timer inside it, and it sends a signal back to the TV when the count is up, but I don't think this would work as well.