Philips TV Error Codes and Troubleshooting

Error codes on Philips TVs often appear as numerical or alphanumeric messages on the screen. Each code indicates a specific issue and can offer hints for troubleshooting. Properly identifying the error code allows users to address problems with their Philips TVs effectively. Understanding these error codes and knowing how to respond to them is essential for resolving TV issues.

Codes List

0: No error

1: Horizontal Protection (via NOHFB bit in ADOC)

3: +8V error (missing/protection active by checking MPIF ASUP bit)

4: X-ray/High beam current protection signal (via XPROT bit in ADOC)

5: Hardware Protection is active

7: Under-voltage protection

11: MPIF I2C communication failure / MPIF test failed

12: BC-loop not stabilised within the time limit (i.e. after timer is expired)

13: NVM I2C communication failure

14: Main tuner I2C failure UV13xx

15: HDMI Panel Link Receiver

17: 3D Combfilter I2C communication failure

18: PIP Tuner I2C failure

21: PIP IF demodulator IC TDA988x communication failed (only for PIP/DW sets)

22: Flash over protection error (to register CRT flashovers, via FPR bit in ADOC)

Remote Control Button Meaning

Philips TV Remote Control Button Meaning
Philips TV Remote Control Button Meaning

Philips TV Features

Google Assistant on Android TV: Android TV brings a world of content to your biggest screen. With the Google Assistant built in, you can quickly access entertainment, get answers, and control devices around your home. Find the latest blockbuster, check the score of the big game, or dim the lights. Just say “Hey Google,” or press the mic button on your remote to get started.

Google Play: Android TV offers thousands of movies, shows, and games from Google Play, YouTube, and your favorite apps. Discover your favorite content, apps, and games on Google Play.

DTV / Analog TV / CATV: You can use your remote control to select channels which are broadcast in digital format and conventional analog format. Also, cable and satellite subscribers can access their TV channels.

Information display: You can display on the TV screen the title, contents (DTV only) and other information on the current program.

Autoprogram: This unit automatically scans and memorizes channels available in your area, eliminating difficult setup procedures.

Parental controls: This feature allows you to block children’s access to inappropriate programs.

Closed caption decoder: Built-in closed caption decoder displays text for closed caption supported programs.

MTS / SAP tuner: Audio can be selected from the remote control.

Auto standby: If there is no input signal and no operation for 15 minutes, the unit will go into standby mode automatically.


My remote control does not work. What should I do?Check the antenna or cable connection to the main unit.
Check the batteries on the remote control.
Check if there is an obstacle between the infrared sensor window and the remote control.
Test the IR signal output use IR signal check. If okay, then possible infrared sensor trouble.
Aim the remote control directly at the infrared sensor window on the front of the unit.
Reduce the distance to the unit.
Re-insert or replace the AAA batteries with their polarities (+/–) as indicated on the remote control battery area.
When there is an infrared-equipped device such as PC near this unit, it may interrupt the remote control signal on this unit. Move the infrared-equipped device away from this unit, change the angle of the device's infrared sensor or turn off the infrared communication function.
How come the initial setup appears every time I turn on this unit?Make sure to complete the initial setup before the unit goes into standby mode.
Why can I not watch some RF signal TV programs?The selected channel may not be broadcasting.
The selected channel cannot be viewed by the Parental controls setting.
The unit requires some kind of antenna input. An indoor antenna (Digital or VHF / UHF), an external antenna (Digital or VHF / UHF) or an RF coaxial cable from your wall cable or set-top box needs to be plugged into the unit.
How come there is no image from the connected external devices?Check if the correct input is selected by pressing => (SOURCE).
Check the antenna, cable or other input connection to the unit.
When I enter a channel number, why does it change automatically?Many digital channels have alternate channel numbers. The unit changes the numbers automatically to the ones signifying the broadcasting station's channel number. These basic numbers used for the previous analog broadcasts. (e.g., input digital ch# 30 automatically changes to digital ch# 8.1)
Why are captions not displayed entirely? Or why are captions delayed behind the dialog?Closed captions that are delayed a few seconds behind the actual dialog are common for live broadcasts. Most captioning production companies can display a dialog to maximum of 220 words per minute. If a dialog exceeds that rate, selective editing is used to insure that the closed captions remain up-to date with the current TV screen dialog.
How can I set the clock?From the Android TV home screen, select Settings in the upper right of the screen. Scroll down to Preferences and select Date & time. Please set it automatically or manually.
No power
Make sure the AC power cord is plugged in.
Make sure that the AC outlet supplies the proper voltage, plug another electrical appliance into the AC outlet to ensure that the AC outlet operates normally.
If a power failure occurs, unplug the AC power cord for 1 minute to allow the unit to reset itself.
Remote Control buttons do not work.Do NOT press more than one button at the same time.
Ensure that no buttons on the remote control are depressed and move freely.
Re-insert or replace the AAA batteries with their polarities (+/–) as indicated on the remote control battery area.
Google Assistant microphone on the remote control does not work.To pair the remote control, refer to the step “6 Connecting your devices” in the Quick start guide and see “How to connect to your Bluetooth® devices”.
Remote response is delayed or sluggish during initial use.Your television is automatically, downloading and installing the latest applications, for the best user experience.
During this time, you may experience a delayed response from your remote control. Upon successful installation, your remote control will operate normally.
Television is speaking prompts out-loud.To disable the talkback (text to speech) on your television, press (HOME) on your remote control, navigate to settings icon in the upper right corner of the home screen and select accessibility, select talkback, press OK to toggle between on or off.
Power is on but screen image is off.Check if the connection for your source device is properly secured.
Check if the correct input is selected by pressing (SOURCE).
Verify that your HDMI mode, for the input selected matches the resolution output of your source device. Change source input until you have picture and sound.
No sound is heard when using the HDMI digital connection.Some HDMI cables and devices may not be compatible with the TV due to different HDMI specifications.
No sound, distorted sound or incorrect audio sound is heard when using the HDMI-DVI connections.Make sure that the analog audio signals from the HDMI-DVI device are connected to the analog audio input L/R jacks.
When using Composite analog video, make sure that the analog audio (L/R) connectors are mounted into the audio (L/R) input jacks.
Sound intermittent or no sound.Check if the audio cable is connected into the unit correctly.
You switch to a different input and the volume changes.This unit will memorize the volume level from the last time you adjusted it.
If the volume of the sound from another device is higher or lower, then the loudness will change.
Make sure Auto volume leveling is set to On.
No sound with distorted picture occurs when using the HDMI digital connection.Some HDMI cables and devices may not be compatible with the TV due to different HDMI specifications.
No picture or soundCheck if the power is on.
Check whether all the cables to the unit are connected to the correct output jack on your separate device like Blu-ray Disc™ / DVD recorder.
View other TV channels. The problem might be limited to the broadcasting station or weak signal strength
Ghosts, lines or streaks in pictureElectrical interference from nearby appliances may affect picture quality.
View other TV channels. The problem might be limited to the broadcasting station or weak signal strength.
You switch to a different input and the screen size changes.This unit will memorize the viewing mode from the last time you used the particular input modes.
Cannot connect to the network.Check if the broadband router and/or modem is correctly connected.
Check if the Ethernet cable connection is properly made. Turn on the broadband router and/or modem.
Check the network settings.
Sometimes video quality is poor when using the wireless LAN.The wireless network connection quality varies depending on the distance or obstacles (e.g. wall, basement, 2nd floor) between the TV wireless LAN adapter and the wireless router (access point), from other wireless networks, and brand and type of the wireless router (access point). When using the wireless LAN of the TV, it is suggested to place the wireless router as close as possible to the television.
Wireless LAN connection fails or wireless connection is poor.Check the installation location of the TV and wireless router (access point). Signal quality may be affected for the following reasons. Interference of other wireless devices, microwaves, fluorescent lights, etc., are placed nearby.
Cannot use Netflix feature.Check if the network connection is properly made.
Some network services may not be available in your country.
Even though the speed of the internet connection improves during playback, the picture quality of Netflix streaming movie does not improve.The picture quality does not change during playback. It differs depending on the speed of internet connection at the time of loading.
Cannot use VUDU feature.VUDU is available only in the United States.
Check if the network connection is properly made.
The picture quality of a streaming movie (Netflix or VUDU) is poorCheck the speed of your internet connection. You need speeds of at least 8 Mbps to this player for high quality uninterrupted playback.
Streaming movie (Netflix or VUDU) often stops or starts buffering during playback.Contact your internet service provider to troubleshoot your internet connection for speed and line quality. Consistent line quality and speed are very important for internet video playback.
Cannot connect to the network while my PC is connected to the network.Check the content of your internet service contract to see if your internet service provider prevents multiple terminals connecting at the same time.
Cannot use WPS to connect to the access point.Connect the unit to the access point using scan or manual entry mode. If the access point’s security mode is set to WEP*, change the setting to others (recommended), then try WPS again. (For access point configuration, please consult its user manual or manufacturer.)
Folder or files stored on home network media server are not displayed in the file list or cannot be played back.Check the setting on your home media server. (Refer to the user manual of the home media server.)
Check the network connection and settings.

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