PFL9705 New (and Old) Bug List Collection
Hello again everyone!
As the months are passing by... and some bugs just won't disappear... I decided to make, which I hope will be, the final thread with a list of some old and a couple of new bugs in and a few small wishes for our PFL9705.
Old but still present bugs:
- The first bug I would like to mention again briefly here, is the "Dimming problem every time subtitles appear on PFL9705". This bug can of course be discussed further in its own thread. I just thought it to be easier for Philips to include it in this list.
(Still not fixed in firmware 140.46!!! After more than a year...)
- The second bug that needs to be mentioned again of course, as it is still not solved for everyone, is the "Sound drop problem with HDMI sources". This bug is well known and it is being discussed all over this forum.
(Time to have a small party again!!! The second one of the list that appears to be finally fixed: in firmware 140.46)
(Unfortunately this problem seems to be still not solved for everyone, especially for those using CI(+), but also for some others. Look here:
- The third "old" bug... not that old, but still... is the "Very low Net TV connection speed problem", also being discussed in a number of threads around here. This bug appears to be introduced by firmware 140.36. Reverting to an older firmware does not solve it, but people smart enough never to touch 140.36 do not have this problem. So apparently 140.36 changed something for the worse, an address maybe, that isn't automatically reset by using another firmware version.
(Hurray!!! The first one of the list confirmed to be fixed again: in firmware 140.40)
- The first "new" bug is one that hasn't been discussed on this forum yet, so here it goes... Unfortunately I haven't been able to make a decent video of it happening (by now I have), so I will try to describe it as accurately as possible.
The problem is that around two times an evening, at high contrast borders in the picture (in black regions right next to brighter objects), I see some pixels flashing.
These flashes are just that: very short flashes. They are not confined to certain areas on the screen, they are confined to these, as I called them, high contrast border regions. When they happen once, they will happen a number of times after that: around five to ten times, 3-15 seconds apart. And then they're gone again for a number of hours.
This has been confirmed by a couple of other people around the web, with different sizes of the PFL9705 and with different firmware versions. Some say the "Clear LCD" setting seems to effect this bug.
(As I said, by now I finally have been able to catch it on camera, so you can see it for yourself... in case you didn't notice it in person yet:
Flashes.MP4 - 4.2 MB)
- The second "new" bug is a "funny" one... Again I will try to describe it as accurately as possible, as capturing it on video requires a good camera and a steady hand.
This problem happens only with "Dynamic Backlight" = Off and "Clear LCD" = On. When the tv is turned on with these settings as described, everything looks fine. But after a while, ranging from 15 minutes to a couple of hours after the tv has been turned on, panning shots start to look very bad when bright colors are involved.
Say someone with a red shirt (or any other bright color) pans through the picture, then the color red seems to follow the shirt, juddering around half a centimeter behind where it should be.
Turning "Dynamic Backlight" on resolves it, but turn it off again and the problem returns immediately.
However, turning "Clear LCD" off also resolves it, but now the problem remains gone even after turning "Clear LCD" on again. So "Clear LCD" seems to reset a certain timing that can get out of sync under some circumstances, like I described.
- The first small wish is actually a simple one. I would like an extra "Picture format" setting for 4:3 programs.
As most of you will know, sometimes wide screen programs are being transmitted as 4:3 by mistake. This can easily be corrected by using one of the Wide screen settings.
But the other way around also happens sometimes, when a 4:3 program is being transmitted mistakenly as wide screen. This can not be corrected by any of the current "Picture format" settings, so you are forced to look at a broadened picture. A "4:3" setting would solve this problem.
- And my final small wish is the return of something like the old "Input source selection" function. I know there isn't a button for that on our remote, but the now empty blue button could be used for this.
Currently you have to open the home menu, scroll to the desired source and press ok, just to switch between sources.
A much easier way would be, when pressing the blue button once would swap between the last two selected sources. Pressing it more often would select one of your other sources, in the order in which they were last used. A small information line in the left corner could show the name of the selected source, just like it does when changing the volume.
I really hope I could be of any help to you, Philips!... And of course, I also hope you will be able to solve these issues, to make an already very good tv even greater!...
Thanks again in advance, and for those of you who aren't here right now, have a great summer!
Last edited by Freddy; 02-01-2012 at 01:04 PM.