View Full Version : not very happy with new 42PFL7606K

11-03-2011, 10:19 PM
I have purchased tihs TV... but I am not very happy. I am a PHILIPS user since a lot time ago... this brand has lots of experience in design, so, I can not understand:

1) Menu in this TV is absolutely CRAZY, imposible to understand... ¿why? they should update THE COMPLETE GUI in firmware

2) When starting current (switching on a multiple AC outlet, for example) TV GOES ON ¿¿¿Why???? and then goes OFF????

3) It is not possble to CHOOSE SPDIF OUTPUT FORMAT (PCM or multichannel) Very bad for me. My amp does not accept multichanel

4) NOT ACCES to GUIDE, EPG, INFO channel DIRECTLY from the remote

5) NO POWER ON/OFF in THE TV (ONLY IN THE REMOTE) ¿how can I turn off TV WITHOUT remote????

5)I updated to last firmware but now TV POWER OFF RANDOMLY...

I purchased This TV because image is good, but... at leas, I expect PHILIPS will sove these issues...

11-05-2011, 08:47 AM
I have contacted with PHILIPS SERVICE for trying to solve PCM issue, but they said that CHOOSING BETWEEN PCM and DD for SPDIF output WILL NOT BE ENABLED... very good.

11-06-2011, 07:49 AM
I think that this request was not something frequent for TVs. The sources have such capabilities, don't expect a TV to become an AV-amplifier.

All TVs in the market decode signals, they don't re-encode them to provide alternative formats to what they receive.

11-06-2011, 08:43 AM
But SAMSUNG, LH etc. do it. It is a simple downmix

A minimal choosing option has to be made, allowing PCM, because PCM is accepted by all DACS, av amps, CD PLAYERS with digital inputs etc.

Medium or hig TV can be in high-end systems, when sound is not heared by TV speakers... high-end systems can have a CD player as DAC, setreo amp with digital inputs...

Now LCD apnel are manufactured by a few brand. This TV has a LG panel. PHILIPS has to do better SOFTWARE IMPLEMENTATION THAN LG for me to choose it... it LG has the ORIGINAL PANEL, and BETTER SOFTWARE IMPLEMENTATION ¿why to choose PHILIPS? LG allows to choose PCM

any 30 euro DVD player allows choosing PCM output...

11-06-2011, 09:54 AM

you can't say that image quality is the same if the same panel is used. Philips TVs are using LGD and Sharp panels. However, they have state of the art image quality algorithms... you cannot compare that easily with a LG TV...