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# 39183 10-Aug-2009 18:09
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Hi,

I am renting an apartment that has a Philips 20HF5474/10 20" LCD, but I can't figure out how to do anything with it. Turn it on, press MENU on the remote and I get "Not Available" on the screen. Nothing in the manual about that.

I've connected a DVI-I cable to it (and also tried AV cables) from my PC (because I can't get to any tuning menus for the analog TV) but I can't figure out how to change to a different AV input selection, doesn't seem to be anything about that either in the manual.

Does anyone know how to use one of these TVs!? I think they are common in motels etc, well, I have seen at least one other recently, but it was setup and tuned, this one seems locked down.

http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl?mid=Link_ContactUs&session=20090809053716_202.89.137.18&ctn=20HF5474/10&slg=ENG&mode=contact&scy=NZ

Is the exact model.

Rang Philips today and they only help they gave was sending it somewhere to get serviced.

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  # 245793 12-Aug-2009 20:16
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Sounds like the TV is set to "hotel mode" - this is for restriction of adjustments like tuning etc and also limits maximum volume, try seeing if you can turn up the sound all that much. If not, it's in hotel mode. To undo it, you'll probably need to contact Philips or one of their service providers, and likely you'll need the TV's original remote handset too, for inputting some odd key sequence to unset hotel mode.

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