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    Problems with my new 42pfl6007k/12

    Hi All,

    After watching TV reviews in the net and according to the fantastic pictures of Philips 2012 TVs, I finally purchased a new Philips TV model 42PFL6007K/12.
    After connecting to the internet through wireless connection, the TV informed me that there is a firmware updates: QF1EU-0.133.5.0 (current was QF1EU-0.133.3.0).
    After reviewing the logbook file for this update, I saw that in version 133.4.0 there are picture improvements, so I decided to upgrade my firmware to the newest version 133.5.0 which including also the old one: 133.4.0.

    Now, I'm facing with 2 problems:
    1. According to the user manual can be found in Philips TV (under Help menu), the "HD Precise HD" should include the following feature:
    • Pixel Precise HD:
    — Perfect Natural Motion
    — Clear LCD
    — Super resolution
    — Advanced sharpness
    — Perfect contrast
    — Dynamic backlight
    — Colour enhancement

    In fact, my TV's Pixel Precise HD menu has the following:
    — HD Natural Motion
    — Clear LCD
    — Advanced sharpness
    — Dynamic contrast
    — Dynamic backlight
    — Colour enhancement

    Is it software bug, or written mistake in user manual?

    2. I have some issue with "Micro dimming demo".
    When entering this demo, the following is appears:

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    When entering to "Micro dimming demo" preview the next lines appear:
    " ! Micro dimming demo"
    " ! Press <font face='philipsum'>b</font> (Back) to stop the demo".

    After that, a normal preview of "On" and "Off" micro dimming is playing, and then (after approx. a sec) something strange appears:
    As you can see in the attached pics, the whole screen is getting black and white for 3 seconds, returns to its normal Micro dimming On and Off preview, and once again the black and white picture is coming.
    To stop this, and in order to return to normal function, I need to push the "return back" bottom on the remote control.

    Since the first step was to update the latest firmware, I don’t know if the above is an old or new issues related to the new firmware.
    Is this normal behavior, do I have a problem with my Micro dimming feature? Or do I have software/firmware issues?

    Thank you very much!

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    Hi Nac,

    I do not see these as "problems":
    1. I think that the SW has been adapted, but the user instructions not. Not a big deal in my opinion.
    I see the same at my 8007.
    2. The text is a small HTML bug, it should show the back arrow icon. Will probably be solved in a next SW release.
    The pictures you have attached show exactly the micro dimming demo. This is meant to be! On the right side is shown how the backlight micro dimming is working. As you describe, the demo can be stopped with the back arrow....

    Hope that this will take away your worries a bit. Enjoy your TV!

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    peu306,
    Thank you for your response.
    As you can see in my attached pictures, the micro dimming demo is OK till the strange black-white screen.
    In the begining it shows regular pic: part of the screen is "on" and part is "off. but after 1 sec, the screen turn to black-white as you can see in the last pic above.
    Your 8007 has the black-white screen also?
    Thank you!

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    peu306,
    Thank you for your response.
    As you can see in my attached pictures, the micro dimming demo is OK till the strange black-white screen.
    In the begining it shows regular pic: part of the screen is "on" and part is "off. but after 1 sec, the screen turn to black-white as you can see in the last pic above.
    Your 8007 has the black-white screen also?
    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaC View Post
    peu306,
    Thank you for your response.
    As you can see in my attached pictures, the micro dimming demo is OK till the strange black-white screen.
    In the begining it shows regular pic: part of the screen is "on" and part is "off. but after 1 sec, the screen turn to black-white as you can see in the last pic above.
    Your 8007 has the black-white screen also?
    Thank you!
    Yes the 8007 has the screen as well...why you ask...because the black and white screen IS the local dimming demo. As the word dimming already tells you this screen shows you how your TV deals with the TV picture and what areas of the picture will be dimmed and which are not. e.g. the darker the color the more dimming will be applied to the area. While the lighter parts will be more intensily lit. I hope this clears things up. If you still need me to clarify please ask.

    All the best
    lad

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    Lad,
    Thank you for your answer, I just didn't know that this is the regular function when demonstrating local dimming.
    Now it is clear to me..

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