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Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...Initially, bear with us; re-confirm and post back with the complete model number of the "...satelite receiver..."
Additionally, please describe how the satelite receiver is connected to the TV using what kind of cable(s).
Appreciate the additional information.
Is the Infomir MAG254 a locally purchased product? ...or purchased online from another country?
Sorry but I was under the impression that this is a fresh/new install based on "...Connected satelite receiver..."
Have you tried any other HDMI capable device(s) such as a Blu-ray player connected to the TV?
If it has been as expected "...working for the past 8 months...", then it would almost always point to a hardware issue.
Still, can you please try connecting the Infomir MAG254 likewise by HDMI to any other HDMI capable TV?
Appreciate the information on what has been tried.
By process of elimination, this then would then point to an internal hardware issue with the Phillips 40PFL4609/F7.
Is it still under some form of warranty?
...or are you then considering a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair approach? If yes, do you have access to and familiar with a multi-meter and even perhaps a soldering iron?
Should you be uncomfortable with a DIY, your best bet would then be to consult with and/or seek the services of an authorized Philips Service Center (specially since still under warranty).
Please contact Philips Service 1(###) ###-####/p>
I believe that we were able to diagnose and confirm where the fault is.
Still, as my participation is strictly limited to technical, repair and/or installation issues, billing & payment concerns would best be addressed by Customer Service.
Thanks and good luck.
It would be the HDMI repeater circuitry of the TV or more particularly its main board Part Number BA3RM0G0401 4 since the the HDMI is integral to it. It would be something like the board shown HERE.
Unfortunately, yes; the HDMI is not able to sense correctly the resolution fed from the Infomir MAG254. This TV model is normally capable of up to 1080p, 24,30,60Hz resolution while the Infomir MAG254 is only feeding it 1080i or 720p.
The above is also based on a preliminary review of the repair / Service Manual for the PL14.16 chassis used by 40PFL4609/F7.
Technically, yes it should not work.
However, the laptop (depending on the graphics chipset) would have more leeway in adjusting its output resolution and depending on the model/features may even be able to switch itself lower or to a setting where the TV would work albeit in a failsafe resolution (though unlikely).
Interesting; I was under the impression that "...do not have any others devices..." that may have been used to test the HDMI input of the TV. As this would have been crucial in coming up with the above diagnosis.
Obviously, the above would then no longer hold true.
I understand although my above post was "...any other HDMI capable device(s)..."
Try lowering the Infomir MAG254's output resolution. Additionally, consider replacing the HDMI cable (even if just to eliminate it as a potential suspect).
Temporarily disconnect the HDMI and connect the Infomir MAG254 using the 3.5mm plug to yellow+red & white RCA plugs to the TV. This would automatically lower the Infomir MAG254's resolution.
Since yellow + red & white RCA plus are used, it would not be COMPONENT video but rather COMPOSITE VIDEO.
Please confirm that the yellow plug is inserted into the green jack.
Please ensure that the Infomir MAG254 is set for NTSC (and not PAL).
It would largely depend on the version of the remote bundled with the MAG254.
Still, please try to:
Were you able to select NTSC?
If yes, please re-check the 3.5mm plug and the yellow RCA plug. Likewise verify that the white & red are likewise plugged in.
In the same token, ensure that the 3.5mm fits correctly into the Infomir MAG254.
It is possible that you may have to find a sweet spot in the 3.5mm connection.
The rolling may point to either a PAL setting and/or a loose ground on any of the plugs/jacks/connections. In some instances, it may even be necessary to replace the 3.5mm-to-RCA cable.
Still as posted above, "...largely depend on the version of the remote...". Which remote is used please?
Can you try disconnecting the 3.5mm and re-connect the HDMI?
What is the model number please of the "...did connect it to another TV..." that I may check/compare specs with the Philips.
At this point, consider / re-try 3.5mm to yellow+red & white and the :
Incidentally, which button was used to press and hold for the MENU please?
This would be the HOME (EXIT) button .
To my understanding of your remote version, the MENU button would be left of the KB (keyboard) button
How about using the button bottom left of the arrow buttons?
Please click HERE. Same issue?
Are the remotes identical?
How about if using the earlier/posted above instructions and using the bottom left button for MENU?
There is a partial test to confirm if the remote is working or not. With fresh batteries correctly installed, point the remote towards the lens of an active digital camera. For every press of any/all button(s) on the remote particularly the MENU button, there should be a bright light that would register on the LCD screen of the camera.
No light, no infrared transmission from the remote; remote most likely faulty.
On the other hand, if the remote is good, then consider a possible IR sensor hardware concern in the unit itself. Please post back results of camera test.