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    How do I program channels on my Philips TV if I do not have a cable or satellite box (Direct Coaxial connection to TV)?

    Published on 2016-12-12

    Follow the instructions below to program the TV:

    1) Press the 'MENU' button on the remote control to access the main menu.

    2) Press the cursor down to select INSTALLATION and press the cursor right.

    3) Press the cursor down to select CHANNELS in the Installation menu and press the cursor right to access the Channels menu.

    4) Select AUTOPROGRAM in the Channels menu and press the cursor right to START NOW.

    Note: If any of the channels are locked, the screen will prompt you to enter your PIN code in order to access the Installation menu.

    5) Press the OK button.

    6) Select Cable or Antenna in the Installation mode.

    • When Antenna is selected, the TV will detect antenna signals and will search for antenna TV (NTSC and ATSC) channels available in your local area.
    • When Cable is selected, the TV will detect cable company supplied signals and will search for cable TV (NTSC, ATSC, QAM modulated) channels available in your area.
    • Note: Make sure that registration with your cable TV provider and connection of equipment are completed.

    7) Press the green button (START) to start auto programming.

    8) The menu screen disappears and the progress of auto programming is displayed. The progress bar indicates the number of analog and digital TV channels found.

    9) When Auto programming is complete, a message appears confirming the completion. Press the blue button (FINISH) and the TV returns to the Installation menu.

    10) Press the “MENU' button to exit the menu.

    What if I do have a cable or satellite box?

    Unless you also have a separate antenna connection that you wish to connect to the TV and not to the settop box, you will actually be using the tuner in the settop box and not the TV to tune your channels. Simply tune the TV to the input you have connected the settop box to (HDMI 1,2,3 etc) and then use the settop box remote to change channels while leaving the TV tuned to the correct input.

    The information on this page applies to the following models: 52PFL7704D/F7 , 47PFL7704D/F7 , 42PFL7704D/F7 , 47PFL6704D/F7 , 42PFL6704D/F7 , 32PFL6704D/F7 , 52PFL5704D/F7 , 47PFL5704D/F7 , 42PFL5704D/F7 , 47PFL3603D/F7 , 32PFL5403D/F7 , 52PFL7403D/F7 , 52PFL5603D/F7 , 52PFL3603D/F7 , 47PFL7403D/F7 , 47PFL5603D/F7 , 42TA648BX/F7 , 42PFL7403D/F7 , 42PFL5603D/F7 , 42PFL3603D/F7 , 42PFL7603D/27 , 47PFL7603D/27 , 52PFL7403D/27 , 42PFL3403D/27 , 52PFL3603D/27 , 47PFL3603D/27 , 42PFL3603D/27 , 52PFL5603D/27 , 47PFL7403D/27 , 32PFL5403D/27 , 42TA648BX/37 , 47PFL5603D/27 , 42PFL7403D/27 , 42PFL5603D/27 . Click here to show more product numbers Click here to show less product numbers

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