Question about Philips 20PF5120/01 20 in. EDTV-Ready LCD Television

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20pf5120 have a set that will some times play fine some times only has sound and no picture, can turn on and off and some times picture will come back, but always has good sound. any help?

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    norm reece Feb 04, 2008

    no the set is on cable tv imput rf, set will work fine turn it off and it may or may not come back with picture, nothing has been hook up or un hooked, can turn on and off and picture my come back on but good sound is alway there when turned on.

  • peachielee3 Aug 18, 2008

    philips 20pf5120 only has sound, no picture. Just a brief flash when turned on, then nothing...only sound.

  • Herseleid Dec 07, 2008

    I have the same problem, when turn On, only de Led Power turn green, but onlycan see the image for a few seconds, (2-3 Second) after only can see a little blurry shadow, but the sound is good.

    I tray all kind of inputs have, and nothing.


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Are you connecting the tv to your source using the DVI, component (Red Green Blue + 2), or composite (Red, Yellow, White)?

Try switching the type of connection you are using. If you are connected via component, then switch to composite. If the problem persists even on composite connectors, then the issue lies with the TV. If the composite cable works fine, then the problem is most likely the cable you are using.

Press the sleep button, and make sure the sleep timer is set to OFF.

Unplugging the TV from the wall outlet resets the TV.

If you have a cable or satellite box connected to the TV, then try resetting the box also by turning off/unplugging from wall outlet.

Surge protectors can cause some occasional anomalies with LCD TV's (they're still a good idea) - just reset the TV to clear up these anomalies.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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  • Corey Knoettgen
    Corey Knoettgen Feb 04, 2008

    Just to clarify - I didn't mean that anything had been connected or disconnected. I just mean that the RF cable might be bad. We can check to see if this is true, by conencting the cable box to the TV with a different type of cord other than RF.

    -Tha Mp3 Doctor


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