One very common problem encountered on many Philips television models, old and new, such as with the 42PF9431D/37, 32RF82S327, and 42PF9964 models, is when the viewer turns on the display and the standby LED light suddenly appears green for a few seconds and then immediately switches to a continuously flashing red light with no picture appearing on the screen. The blinking light is called a power-on self-test (POST) diagnostic code. Some have found that if you unplug the set for a few seconds and plug it back in, the television will return to normal. However, for a long term and more effective solution, contacting your local repairman is highly recommended. In some cases, the SSB board had to be replaced as the resistor on the PCB on the back of the CRT had to be fixed. In other cases the Y Sustain board had to be replaced. If the problem is not due to these two issues, then the capacitors will need to be replaced as they only have a fixed guaranteed life. Thus, it would be wise to take out an extended warranty on Philips due to this common repair issue which often occurs after the limited warranty has ended.
Philips’ limited warranty lasts up to 30 days, under which they will repair your TV without charge or provide new replacement parts, replace your TV, or give you a refund. Once your TV has been repaired, refurbished or exchanged, your TV is covered by a subsequent 90 day warranty. Be sure to have ready the exact model number, the date of purchase and the serial number of your product.
This new model is equipped with the Ambilight, an innovative technology which adds to your viewing experience by producing a captivating ambient light in accordance with the changing colors, details, and contrast of the pictures on your screen. As a result, images appear life-like. Various adjustable picture and sound enhancements such as the Pixel Plus 3 HD and auto volume leveller are enjoyable and easy to use.
The Philips Cineos Flat 42 inch TV has a widescreen resolution of 1920 x 1080p for its full HD screen, allowing high-definition and the best possible picture quality for HD input signals up to 1080 progressively scanning lines. Your viewing experience is thus enhanced with brilliant colors and sharp, flicker-free images. A USB connector allows you to access and transfer multimedia content. Also, the integrated DVB-T saves you the trouble of buying an additional set top box or cables, allowing you to watch and record Digital Terrestrial TV.
Not only does this digital LCD TV come at an affordable price, but it has a sleek and attractive modern design. It has a widescreen HD resolution of 1366 x 768p pixels and an easy to use Electronic Program Guide. It has 2 built in speakers which allow a strong, yet clear sound. Images are very bright and colorful as a result of having the added digital “Crystal Clear Vision” technology.