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Sometimes when changing channels it indicates "no input". Sometimes you can go to previous and then back and the channel will come up, other times, you need to power off and back on as the TV totally freezes up. Sounds strange but this happens alot when you go from the lower channels on the satellite box to higher channels or vice versa.

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This actually sounds more like a signal issue on the cable box. When you go from regular digital chs to HD channels sometimes boxes will distort or pause the picture when changing channels (it's not the cable or satellite, it's your TV trying to read the different format of the chs) this is normal. Also, some TVs may need to have a firmware update and you can normally get it from the Manufacturer's website

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks, I will call my satelite tech and see if Philips does have an update. Probably the situation as it does happen when switching between HD/non."

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