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What issues in Philips TV are solved with a software upgrade?

Published on 2016-12-29

Every software update solves different issues. A software update ensures that your TV is performing optimally in accordance with the latest technological developments.

To check if there is new software available for your TV, you have to check if the software version on the Philips support website is higher than the software version in your TV and update it if necessary.

Follow these procedures to check the current software version on your TV.

  1. Press the [Menu] button on the remote control to access the home menu.
  2. Use the [Cursor buttons] to select [Setup] and press the [OK] button to confirm.
  3. Press the cursor [Down] to select [Software update] and press the cursor [Right].
  4. Select [Current software info] and press the [OK] button to display the current software version on your TV set.

Check software version

Check the software version against the latest TV software on the Philips support website. Refer to the SOFTWARE & DRIVERS section.

  • If the TV software version is lower than the version posted on the website, this means the software of your TV set needs to be upgraded
  • Follow the instruction in the user manual or readme file of the firmware upgrade on how to upgrade your software

The latest software solves the issues below:*

NOTE: Each release contains all solutions identified in the earlier version.


  • TV has no picture but sound is available
  • The LED of the TV keeps blinking


  • TV switches off by itself during USB playback
  • Picture flicker during playback of 1080P video content from Philips HTS-7200 DVD connected via HDMI


  • Initial production software

The information on this page applies to the following models: 47PFL3605/98 , 32PFL3605/98 , 42PFL3605/98 .

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