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How to program channels in my Philips TV?

Published on 2016-12-29

You only need to search for channels if you are using an antenna connection without a cable or satellite box.

Before you perform the installation procedure, be sure that you have connected the incoming cable or antenna cable to the ‘ANTENNA’ input at the rear bottom of the TV.

Follow the instructions below to program the TV:

TV's rear bottom connectors

Step 1-3

1) Press the [Home] button on the remote control to access the [Home] menu.

2) Use the cursor buttons [Up][Down][Left][Right] to select [Setup] and press the [OK] button to confirm.

3) Select [Search for channels] and press the [OK] button to access the automatic installation screen.

Step 4-8

4) If the Child lock is activated, the screen will prompt you to enter your access code. If you have forgotten your access code, you can reset the access code in the [Setup] > [Channel settings] > [Child lock] > [Change code] menu. Refer to the FAQ (I have forgotten my 4-digit access code. How can I reset it?).

5) Select [Update channels] or [Re-install channels] and press the [OK] button.

  • When [Update channels] is selected, the TV will update your current channel list.
  • When [Re-install channels] is selected, the TV will search and store all channels again.

    Select [Antenna] or [Cable] in the Installation mode depending on the type of antenna connection used and press the [OK] button.
    a. When [Antenna] is selected, the TV will detect antenna signals and will search for antenna TV channels available in your local area.
    b. When [Cable] is selected, the TV will detect cable company supplied signals and will search for cable TV channels available in your area.

6) Select [Start] and press the [OK] button to [Start] auto programming.

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

8) Once the installation is completed, press the [OK] button and the TV will automatically exit the menu.

If your TV does not find the channels after the channel search;

  • Make sure that your TV has the latest software installed
  • Check the incoming cable or antenna signal connection to make sure that it is properly secured to the TV's antenna input
  • Connect the antenna directly to the TV. Do not use an antenna cable splitter or loop through your external device such as set-top box or DVD recorder

The information on this page applies to the following models: 20PFL3738/V7 , 46PFL4758/V7 , 50PFL4758/V7 , 29PFL4738/V7 , 22PFL4758/V7 , 32PFL4738/V7 , 24PFL4738/V7 , 24PFL3938/V7 , 32PFL3938/V7 , 20PFL3938/V7 , 22PFL2658/V7 , 24PFL3538/V7 , 29PFL5937/V7 , 32PFL6977/V7 , 42PFL6977/V7 , 58PFL9577/V7 , 32PFL4537/V7 , 46PFL8577/V7 , 42PFL7977/V7 , 42PFL6357/V7 , 40PFL4757/V7 , 32PFL7977/V7 , 32PFL6357/V7 , 32PFL4737/V7 , 24PFL5957/V7 , 24PFL5557/V7 , 42PFL7357/V7 , 22PFL5557/V7 , 32PFL5957/V7 , 32PFL5537/V7 , 22PFL5237/V7 , 24PFL3457/V7 , 42PFL6577/V7 , 24PFL5637/V7 , 32PFL5637/V7 , 24PFL5237/V7 , 32PFL5237/V7 , 32PFL6577/V7 , 22PFL4407/V7 , 42PFL3457/V7 , 32PFL3057/V7 , 24PFL5007/V7 , 32PFL5007/V7 , 22PFL4506/V7 , 55PFL6556/V7 , 46PFL5556/V7 , 42PFL5556/V7 , 42PFL5506/V7 , 32PFL6506/V7 , 32PFL6306/V7 , 32PFL5556/V7 , 32PFL5356/V7 , 32PFL5306/V7 , 32PFL4556/V7 , 32PFL4356/V7 , 26PFL4306/V7 , 24PFL6306/V7 , 24PFL5306/V7 , 22PFL4556/V7 , 42PFL5505/V7 , 46PFL5505/V7 , 24PFL5505/V7 , 32PFL5505/V7 , 24PFL4505/V7 , 55PFL6755/V7 , 55PFL5755/V7 , 46PFL6755/V7 , 46PFL5755/V7 , 42PFL5555/V7 , 42PFL4755/V7 , 42PFL3505/V7 , 24PFL4555/V7 , 24PFL5555/V7 , 32PFL3305/V7 , 32PFL4305/V7 , 32PFL4355/V7 , 32PFL5355/V7 , 40PFL6605/98 , 46PFL6605/98 , 46PFL8605/98 , 52PFL8605/98 , 42PFL8605/98 , 37PFL5405H/12 , 42PFL5405H/12 . Click here to show more product numbers Click here to show less product numbers

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