I just bought this tv used from a friend and he told me before I bought it that the manual switches (on/off, channel up/down, and volume up down) stopped working but the remote control operated the tv fine. Within two weeks I have lost control with the remote. I can turn the tv on and change channels, volume and settings for a brief period of time then I loose total control. The tv seems to freeze up. The red indicator light on the tv (that under normal operation only blinks when I push a button on the remote) stays on and wont go off. I also have a brand new universal remote that does the same thing; it works for a while then the tv stops responding. The tv also looses sound then about ten minutes later the sound comes back. I have to unplug the tv and let it sit for a few hours before I can turn it back on but then have to repeat the process all over again. Also, when the tv is not responding, I can turn my vcr or dvd on and can hear the video playing, but the tv just shows a blurry screen. I have noticed the inside has collected ALOT of dust. Any advice, suggestions, help, support will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Try a new Web search for your brand. Try looking for a Diagnostic trouble code of 6-1 and see if you can pull up parts of a Service manual using that search routine. Try Phillips trouble codes, Phillips Diagnostic Codes, or your model# in the search.
It sounds like it went into a default Diagnostic mode. If you have a Remote with extra functions it may get you into the Diagnostic menu.
here is a link to the phillips universal remote page that has all the codes for any brand tv including phillips and it will explain how to program the remote try the codes for phillips one of the codes should work. http://www.universal-remote.net/philipsmagnavox.html
Typically you need to consider the surround system as the central point for sound distribution (and in newer receivers, the distribution point for video signal as well). So you need to think of your TV and Satellite as sound sources and connect them to the IN side of your surround sound system. From the back of your TV then, look for the Audio OUT (commonly Red for right and White (or black) for Left. Connect these to the IN on the back of the surround system. Likewise for your satellite box. Then make sure you select the appropriate source on the surround system. If the system supports the video signal, you can route that as well. Beware that you'll need some sort of simulation (provided by the Phillips unit) to upconvert stereo to surround ... check the manual online. If you post model numbers for the Phillips and satellite units, we might be able to direct you more specifically (provided we can find manuals online)
It sounds like the 3 "GUNS" are not aligned.
One the controls at the bottom, left hand side You will see an arrow pointing to the first 2 on the left.
That will allow you to scroll down the list of options until you see....CONVERGANCE!
make the red gun center by using the up/down arrows on right. Then add the next 2 until you see a white X or cross.
Go to this link;
and a short way down under "Product Details" there is a link to the product manual
page 7 and 8 of the manual (page 9 and 10 of the pdf file) should tell you what you need to know.
Please post again if you still have trouble;
Hope it helps :)