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Re: Channels are not available on phillips tv
This can be that the tv is not set up to "cable" in the menu. it may be on "antenna" so you would need to switch this to cable. another problem is that you may have to get a converter box for each unit. Comcast has a converter box that you have to get to make the channels show up now that the digital over the air boxes are out. if using the said box you have to have the tv on channel 3 or 4. http://www.comcast.com/Media/1-2/CM/VanityURL/documents/comcast_dvr_remote_manual.pdf
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First off get the TV on the right channel. It will either be ch3 or ch4. If you are using a cable box the dvd/vcr combo will have to be on ch3 or ch4 as well. OK, Make sure the input connector on the combo is hooked to the output connector of the cable box and the output connector of the combo is hooked to the input connector of the tv. Deal with one part at a time. First hook the combo to the tv and get the tv on the right channel (ch3 or ch4) so that you can see a pre-recorded dvd or video play. Then you will know what channel the tv is supposed to be on. When you find it don't bother the tv channel any more. Stop the dvd or video and hook up the cable box and turn on the cable box and set the box to a known good channel. Now put the combo on ch3 or ch4 with the combo's channel selector buttons until you see the cable box playing on the tv (remember you already set up the tv channel). Change channels on the box but don't bother the channels on the tv or combo anymore. You can put the box on whatever channel you want. The box will be your channel selector. I certainly hope that this helps. I know it can be confusing but don't give up. Just remember that the tv and combo have to always be on ch3 or ch4 (which ever one you found before). Good luck and thanks.
If cable is hooked through cable box with a coaxial cable, then turn tv to ch 3 or ch 4 as appropriate.
If cable is hooked through any other type of cord (red/green/blue or red/white/yellow) use the AV+ or Source button to change your source to Av1, AV2, HDMI, or however you have the cable box hooked to TV (I am assuming your TV is a Philips).
Turn the unit off and unplug it for about 15 minutes. Then pulg it back in - power it up using the power button on the front of the unit then try changing channels, volume, ets with the remotes.