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  1. 42PFL8404 TV does not recognise HDMI switching

    When switch HDMI source from Tivo PVR to Playstation my 42PFL8404 TV doesn't recognise they are connected

    I have to switch the TV off/on to get it to recognise the HDMI source

    Other times it...
  2. What would be best video format to stream to Philips?

    Streamed some .avi file to my Philips and whilst on the whole the picture was not too bad it did break up quite often

    I have a video convertor which can convert any video format to any other -...
  3. Any clues how to get stable connection with Philips TV?

    I have just hard-wired my Philips to my network/PC

    Worked first hit - great - Video Pictures Music great

    Next day could not find the network (My PC was awake) - 12 attempts I gave up - Switched...
  4. "Resume Play" is not merely 'a feature' it is...

    "Resume Play" is not merely 'a feature' it is 'default behaviour' for all/any streaming devices
    No "Resume" at all on Video streaming is a programming mistake only a rookie could make
    Renders Video...
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    I'll give that a try - I dont get the "right-down...

    I'll give that a try - I dont get the "right-down the five way joystick" reference?????

    Presumably I just highlight the games console icon and choose "options" TIA
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    How can I remove or edit a device???

    I've found Icon to "Add New Device" where I can choose a device (Xbox) and associate with a source (HDMI 2) which now appears as "Games console"

    unfortunately i've added it to wrong source

    How...
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    Update: The TV is getting progressively worse -...

    Update: The TV is getting progressively worse - It became totally unusable at 720p with picture breaking down every few seconds - Finally resorted to switching Xbox output to 1080i (a resolution the...
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    My only other TV is just 1080i and that works fine

    My only other TV is just 1080i and that works fine
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    Firmware update for 8404?

    The last update is Version: 000.026.078.000 Date published: 2010-08-25

    Is it likely to get any more updates or is it obsolete now?
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    Its not the Xbox - works fine on scart and 1080i...

    Its not the Xbox - works fine on scart and 1080i

    Changed HDMI port and no green flashes at 720p at the moment but TV still has blackouts for a couple seconds a time
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    Yes I installed latest firmware the day I got it

    Yes I installed latest firmware the day I got it
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    Philips TV vs Xbox 360

    Since having my 42PFL8404 connected to Xbox by HDMI it has spasms of flashing green lightning across the screen where it looks like the panel is going to die - it also has moments when the screen...
  13. Mine always defaults to scart socket/DVD player...

    Mine always defaults to scart socket/DVD player when i switch on even though i rarely use it and always use HDMI 1 / Tivo

    Updated my software on day one but made no difference

    In my case I have...
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    I have the same problem and judging by your...

    I have the same problem and judging by your response it is a 'known' issue - shame you can't acknowledge it - presumably we'll get the same brush-off from Philips
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    Xbox doesn't have any switches for HDMI but even...

    Xbox doesn't have any switches for HDMI but even cheapest TV should be able to detect a basic hot/cold HDMI connection (or scart) without any special protocol - and it seems Philips just doesn't &...
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    I'll give that a try - i always considered...

    I'll give that a try - i always considered 'Easy-Link' a Philips thing so think I actually disabled it on the TV
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    Another thing I notice - TV's detect when a scart...

    Another thing I notice - TV's detect when a scart socket is activated & deactivated - in the case of my old TV my xbox was plugged in by scart and if i switched on Xbox the source changed to scart...
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    My PLF8404 default to scart a source????

    My PLF8404 default to scart a source????

    Do I really need to tell a company the size of Philips this is not right?

    I'm use cable box via HDMI as main source and cant see why the TV should...
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    I have brightness at 50 but turning it up just...

    I have brightness at 50 but turning it up just makes the picture milky
    Contrast is 100
    Dynamic Backlight is Off altogether - read this somewhere and it has made the darkness brighter albeit indoor...
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    I can see squares 2-8 but i cant see any...

    I can see squares 2-8 but i cant see any difference between 1 & 2 - shame you cant adjust your settings whilst the test card is on screen

    but i cant understand why some dark scenes i cant see...
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    Do you think there is any danger of Philips...

    Do you think there is any danger of Philips engineer coming to have a look at my TV to see the problem?

    I simply cant see anything happening in an scene thats shot inside
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    My contrast is 100 (as is 3 of the 5 presets)...

    My contrast is 100 (as is 3 of the 5 presets) which suggests the TV itself is too dark

    Maybe just my set - not acceptable by anyone standard though
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    For a 'known issue" ('everything below 20 IRE...

    For a 'known issue" ('everything below 20 IRE black. ') they dont mention it in their review, and their settings recommend leave dynamic backlight on and they go on to describe it "Black depth on...
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    Mines (42PFL8404) far too dark - so are all...

    Mines (42PFL8404) far too dark - so are all Phlilips TV's too dark to see - should they all go back?

    I posted this issues few days ago, and since this is 'a known issues' it would've been nice to...
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    Thanks I've used google to translate from German...

    Thanks I've used google to translate from German - but some words translate as "a"


    "100Hz Clear LCD: a"

    Does 'a' mean on or off?
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