Philips Hotel TVs and HDMI Cables

Philips Hotel TVs and HDMI Cables

When staying at crap hotels (ahem, Novotel), who make their crap TVs even crapper by disabling the HDMI inputs (so you can’t run your laptop through them), room-based boredom is no longer the default option.

Simply follow the instructions contained here. Repeated below:

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  • Choose “Program Install”
  • Choose a channel number that is high and out of the way (unless the TV has been nobbled to have a limited number of channels)
  • Select input as HDMI1 or HDMI2

I had to turn the TV off and on to get out of the menu system as the remote didn’t seem to have a back button.