funny this topic came back. My wife & I were away for the weekend, one of the things we came back to was the audio on our TV not working. According to my daughter (and mother who was watching the kids), it just stopped working in the middle of watching a show. I checked all the inputs, it is universal across HDMI, A/V, USB etc... I made sure the volume was not on *mute*, the stereo was on, and it was not set to SAP (al the standard stuff FAQ asks). The I even completely unplugged the TV for a few minuets to let it reset. Still nothing. Then I tried to turn it back on just for grins, and let it play silently while I tried to reach Philips Customer service (which is not open on Sunday...should have guessed), but then the sound started working. it would work for about 10 minutes, then cut out again. Over a 3 hour period the audio would randomly start and stop. I guess its just the audio going out completely. The TV is only 5 years old. ( well technically 6 years old, but I bought it brand new if sitting int he box for a year counts)I don't know if it is an easy fix, or if it is worth the $$$. For now we have downgraded to a 32 inch monster of a CRT I drug out of the garage. Hey after 15+ years t still works and I got my Blu ray player & Netflix working, that's all that matters.
I don't have 500-700 to sink into a new TV at the moment, so I guess were ok with this, unless the other can be fixed for under 200, I'm just going to let it go.
There are no more good TV Shows, only ones that haven't disappointed me yet.