How to Update a Philips TV 42PFL9632D

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How to Update a Philips TV 42PFL9632D
An example of a USB drive. (usb stick image by Otmar Smit from

The Philips Cineos 42PFL9632D is a high-definition TV with a wide selection of features. One of the most noteworthy is Ambilight, a backdrop of colour for improved contrast and reduced eye strain. Like many modern televisions, this unit has software that is upgradeable. As of December 2010, the most recent 42PFL9632D firmware released was on March 5, 2009. You can upgrade your firmware in just a few steps.

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Things you need

  • USB flash drive

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  1. 1

    Download the firmware update onto a computer. See Resources for the Philips website.

  2. 2

    Extract the firmware file from the ZIP file. You can do this with software such as WinZip and WinRAR. The file should be named "autorun.upg."

  3. 3

    Save the firmware file onto a USB flash drive.

  1. 1

    Insert the USB drive into the USB slot on your TV while the TV is turned on. If you are facing the TV, the slot is on your left.

  2. 2

    Wait for the TV to turn itself off. Do not turn the unit off yourself or press any buttons on the unit or the remote control.

  3. 3

    Wait as the TV turns itself back on and begins the update process.

  4. 4

    Remove the USB drive after the TV displays "Operation successful."

  5. 5

    Press the power button on your remote to turn off the TV. Only press the power button once, and do not turn the TV off with its own power button.

  6. 6

    Wait for the TV to turn itself back on automatically after about 10 seconds. When the TV turns back on, the update is completed.

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