Philips Flat TV User Manual

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Information for users in the UK

(Not applicable outside the UK)

Positioning the TV

For the best results, choose a position where light does not fall directly on the screen, and at some distance away from radiators or other sources of heat. Leave a space of at least 5 cm all around the TV for ventilation, making sure that curtains, cupboards etc. cannot obstruct the air flow through the ventilation apertures.

The TV is intended for use in a domestic environment only and should never be operated or stored in excessively hot or humid atmospheres.

General Points

Please take note of the section 'Tips' at the end of this booklet.


The Department of Trade and Industry operates a Radio Interference Investigation Service to help TV license holders improve reception of BBC and IBA programmes where they are being spoilt by interference.

If your dealer cannot help, ask at a main Post Office for the booklet "How to improve Television and Radio Reception".

Mains connection

Before connecting the TV to the mains, check that the mains supply voltage corresponds to the voltage printed on the type plate on the rear panel of the TV. If the mains voltage is different, consult your dealer.


This apparatus is fitted with an approved moulded 13 Amp plug. To change a fuse in this type of plug proceed as follows :

1. Remove fuse cover and fuse.

2. Fit new fuse which should be a BS1362 5A, A.S.T.A. or BSI approved type. 3. Refit the fuse cover.

In order to maintain conformity to the EMC directive, the mains plug on this product must not be removed.

Connecting the aerial

The aerial should be connected to the socket marked x at the back of the set. An inferior aerial is likely to result in a poor, perhaps unstable picture with ghost images and lack of contrast. Makeshift or set-top aerials are unlikely to give adequate results.

Your dealer will know from experience the most suitable type for your locality.

Should you wish to use the set in conjunction with other equipment, which connects to the aerial socket such as TV games, or a video camera, it is recommended that you consult your dealer on the best method of connection.

Stand (if provided)

Use only the stand provided with the set, making sure that the fixings are properly tightened. A diagram showing how to assemble the stand is packed with the stand. Never use a make-shift stand, or legs fixed with woodscrews.


If this instruction manual does not give an answer or if ‘Tips’ do not solve your TV problem, you can call your Local Philips Customer or Service Centre. See the supplied World-wide guarantee booklet.

Please, have the Model and Product number which you can find at the back of your television set or on the packaging, ready, before calling the Philips helpline.

Model: 30/37/42PF9946 Product No:

Care of the screen

Do not touch, push or rub or strike the screen with anything hard as this may scratch, mar or damage the screen permanently. Do not rub with dust clothes with chemical treatment. Do not touch the surface with bare hands or greasy cloth (some cosmetics are detrimental to the screen). Unplug the TV before cleaning the screen. When the surface becomes dusty, please wipe gently with absorbent cotton or other soft materials like chamois soaks. Do not use acetone, toluene and alcohol because they cause chemical damage.

Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Wipe off saliva or water drops as soon as possible. Their long time contact with the screen causes deformations and colour fading.

Warning concerning stationary images on the TV screen

A characteristic of Plasma Display Panels is that displaying the same image for a long time can cause a permanent after-image to remain on the screen. This is called phosphor burn in.

Normal use of the TV should involve the showing of pictures that contain constantly moving and changing images that fill the screen.



&Wall mounting instructions/Table stand

According to the type of TV you’ve purchased a wall mount bracket and/or stand may be supplied. How to mount the supplied stand and/or wall mount bracket, see the supplied separate leaflet. Make sure that the wall mount is being fixed securely enough so that it meets safety standards.

The weight of the TV (excl. packaging) is about 18 kg (30PF9946); 30 kg (37PF9946); 42 kg (42PF9946).

Note: Other (not supplied) stands are optional accessories. Consult your dealer.

éMake sure that air can circulate freely through the ventilation slots.

To prevent any unsafe situations, no naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on or in the vicinity. Avoid heat, direct sunlight and exposure to rain or water. The equipment shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on it.

Insert the aerial plug firmly into the aerial socket x at the bottom of the TV. For best picture quality use the suppressor-aerial cable supplied.

Insert the mains cord supplied into the mains at the bottom of the TV and in the wall socket having a mains voltage of 198-264V.

To prevent damaging the power (AC) cord which could cause a fire or electric shock, do not place the TV on the cord.

(Remote control: Insert the 2 batteries supplied (Type R6-1,5V).

The batteries supplied do not contain the heavy metals mercury and cadmium. Please check on how to dispose of exhausted batteries according to local regulations.

§Switch the TV on : Press the power switch B at the right side of the TV.

An indicator on the front of the TV lights up and the screen comes on. If the TV is in standby mode (red indicator), press the -P+ keys or the B key on the remote control.


To use the menus

&Press the MENU key on the remote control to summon the main menu. At any moment you can exit the menu by pressing the MENU key again.

éUse the cursor up/down to select Picture,

Sound, Features, Install or Mode.

Use the cursor in the right direction to select the menu item.

Use the cursor up/down again to select the control you want to select or to adjust.

Note: Items temporary not available or not relevant are displayed in a light grey colour and cannot be selected.

TV menu

TV Menu

Picture π










TV Menu









Equalizer π



Sound π





Delta Volume

1500 Hz






Virtual Dolby







TV Menu




Timer π





Features π


Start Time



Stop Time



Program No.




Picture menu:

Brightness: this changes picture brilliance.

Colour: this changes the intensity of the colour.

Contrast: this changes the difference between the light and dark tones.

Sharpness: this changes the picture definition.

Colour Temp: this changes the colour rendering: Cool (more blue), Normal (balanced) or Warm (more red).

Store: to store the picture adjustments and settings (as well as the settings for Contrast+ and NR in the Features menu).

Sound menu:

Equalizer: to adjust the sound tone (from bass 120 Hz to treble 10 kHz).

Balance: this balances the sound on the left and right speakers.

Delta Volume: this is used to compensate any volume discrepancies between the different programmes or externals.

This setting is available for programmes 0 to 40 and the EXT connections.

AVL (Automatic Volume Leveller): this is used to limit increases in sound, especially on programme change or advertising slots.

Virtual Dolby: simulates the surround sound experience from 2 speakers using Dolby Pro Logic* providing the listener with the sensation of being surrounded by additional speakers.

Store: this is used to store the sound settings.

Features menu:

Timer: see p. 8.

Contrast+: automatic adjustment of the picture contrast which permanently sets the darkest part of the picture to black.

NR: attenuates picture noise (snow) in difficult reception conditions.

Caution: to store the Contrast+ and NR settings, use the Store choice in the Picture menu.

Install menu: see p. 7

Philips Flat TV User Manual

Use of the remote control RC4333

Note: For most keys pressing a key once will activate the function. Pressing a second time will de-activate it.

Remark: in VGA mode only some keys are valid.


See ‘Audioand Video equipment keys’, p. 10.


See p. 6

B Standby

Press to switch the TV on or off.




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