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LCD FLAT PANEL HDTV MODELS LT-37131 LT-46131 OWNER’S GUIDE • For questions: Call Consumer Relations at 800-332-2119. E-mail us at MDEAservice@mdea.com. Visit our website at www.mitsubishi-tv.com. • For information on Demo Mode and System Reset, please see the back cover.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. FCC Declaration of Conformity Product: LCD HDTV Display Models: LT-37131, LT-46131 Responsible Party: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. 9351 Jeronimo Road Irvine, CA 92618-1904 Telephone: 800-332-2119 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Record the model number, serial number, and purchase date of your TV. The model and serial numbers are on the back of the TV. Refer to this page when requesting assistance with this TV. MODEL NUMBER (check one): LT-37131 LT-46131 SERIAL NUMBER...
Contents Important Information About Your TV General Warnings and Cautions, Notes on Installation and Operation Cleaning Recommendations Important Safeguards ..............Stand Removal Instructions Chapter 1: Television Overview Package Contents...
Split Screen ............... . . Chapter 4: TV Menu Settings 3D Graphical Menu System...
Important Information About Your TV WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT. TV WEIGHT: This TV is heavy! Exercise extreme care when lifting or moving it.
Cleaning Recommendations Normally, light dusting with a dry, non-scratching duster will keep your TV clean. If cleaning beyond this is needed, please use the following guidelines: First, turn off the TV and unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Top and Sides of the TV •...
Important Safeguards Please read the following safeguards for your TV and retain for future reference. Always follow all warnings and instruc- tions marked on the television. 1. Read, Retain and Follow All Instructions Read all safety and operating instructions before operating the TV. Retain the safety and operating instructions for future reference.
Important Safeguards, continued 12. Power Lines An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
See the illustration to the right. 4. LT-37131 model: Disconnect the Power Swivel Cable from the TV only. LT-46131 model: Skip Step 4. This model does not include the Power Swivel feature.
Television Overview Package Contents Special Features of Your TV Guidelines for Setting Up and Using Your New Widescreen TV TV Front Panel, Power Button and Indicators Control Panel ........15 TV Indicators .
Manual and Power Swivel Both TV models (LT-37131 and LT-46131) allow you to swivel the TV manually up to 30 degrees from left to right. In addtion, the LT-37131 model has the Power Swivel feature, which automatically swivels the TV left or right when you press on the remote control.
Digital Cable Ready (CableCARD™) Your widescreen Mitsubishi HDTV is “Plug-and-Play” digital cable ready. It can descramble a cable provider’s one-way digital signals with the use of a CableCARD security module. The CableCARD is used in place of a traditional cable box to access digital cable programming (including high definition).
Guidelines for Setting Up and Using Your New Widescreen TV, continued You may wish to change the Picture Mode from the default Brilliant to either Bright or Natural, which are suitable for most home viewing environments. 3. If you have IEEE 1394 A/V devices, see chapter 7, “Using IEEE 1394 Devices,”...
TV Front Panel, Power Button and Indicators Front Control Panel To access the front control panel, gently press on the panel door located below the Mitsubishi logo on the front of the TV. The shaded buttons on the front control panel and the power button duplicate keys on the remote control.
TV Indicators Steady On Slow Blinking POWER/TIMER Indicator LED Color TV Condition TV is powered off. None TV is powered on. Blue 1. TV just plugged into AC outlet. Blue 2. AC just restored after power failure. 3. TV Rebooting after System Reset used.
CableCARD™ Technology CableCARD is a nationwide system standard that allows your local cable TV provider to supply you with an access card customized to your account. This card allows your TV to receive, decode, and unscramble the premium digital channels included in your cable TV subscription without the use of a cable box.
Back and Side Panels Side Panel 1. ANT 1/MAIN, ANT 2/AUX ( Antenna) If you are connecting an antenna, direct cable without a cable box, or are using cable with a CableCARD™, connect the main antenna or cable source to ANT 1/MAIN.
Back and Side Panels, continued Back Panel 2 4. AVR OUT (Audio only) AVR OUT (AUDIO/ViDEO RECEIVER OUT) L/R jacks send analog audio of the program currently shown on the screen to an A/V surround sound receiver or stereo system. Digital audio from digital channels, FireWire® (DTVLink/IEEE 1394) devices and HDMI devices is con- verted to analog audio by the TV.
Back and Side Panels, continued 7. PC-DVI AUDIO Use the PC-DVI AUDIO jacks in conjunction with the PC-DVI video input from a personal computer. These jacks allow you to send left and right analog audio from your computer to the TV. 8.
TV Connections Before You Begin Choosing a Language for Menus ......22 ClearThought® Easy Connect Auto Input Sensing ....22 Digital Video and Home Recording .
Before You Begin Choosing a Language for Menus When you power on the TV for the first time, you can select either English or Spanish for all menus. You can later change the language through the Setup menu. Figure 1. The Welcome screen lets you change the menu language when you first power on the TV.
Before You Begin, continued • Allow you to use a TV menu to select either the analog or digital output from the device. For instructions on switching between analog and digital outputs, see chapter 7, “Using IEEE 1394 Devices.” Figure 3. The ClearThought Auto Input Sensing screen for IEEE 1394 devices includes a check box for an associated analog connection.
Before You Begin, continued Connection Types Video and Combined Audio/Video Connections These descriptions apply to TV video only and do not cover signals from personal computers. Picture Quality Name (most sources) HDMI Best (carry high- definition video when available) Component Video Good S -Video Fair...
Before You Begin, continued Cable Management Both TV models provide cable ties that help keep cables properly organized and connected, especially important when the swivel feature is used. For more information about the swivel feature, see Manual and Power Swivel in Chapter 1.
H DTV Cable Box or Satellite Receiver with Component Video If your cable box or satellite receiver has HDMI or DVI outputs, use the connections for HDMI or DVI video devices described later in this chapter. Required: RCA component video cables, left/right analog audio cables.
Wall Outlet Cable (no cable box) (can be used with a CableCARD™) It is very important to connect the incoming cable for your primary viewing source to ANT 1/MAIN, especially for CableCARD™ use. Connect the primary incoming coaxial lead cable to ANT 1/MAIN on the TV back panel.
Antenna with a Single Lead A. For an antenna with flat twin leads A 300-ohm-to-75-ohm transformer is required. This is not included with the TV, but is available at most electronics stores. A1. For an antenna with flat twin leads, connect the 300- ohm twin leads to the 300-ohm-to-75-ohm trans- former.
VCR to an Antenna or Wall Outlet Cable Required: Two-way RF splitter, 3 coaxial cables, right and left analog audio cables, either S-video or video cable. These are not included with the TV but are available at most electronics stores. Connect the incoming cable or antenna to IN on the RF splitter.
VCR to a Cable Box (Audio & Video) Required: Two-way RF splitter, 4 coaxial cables, right and left audio cables, S-Video or composite video cable, plus component or S-Video cables and audio cables required to connect the TV to the cable box. Connect the incoming cable to IN on the RF splitter.
HDMI Device (Cable Box, Satellite Receiver, DVD Player, or Other Device) Required: HDMI-to-HDMI cable. This is not included with the TV. Connect an HDMI cable from the TV back panel to the HDMI device output. HDMI devices provide video and audio through this cable, so no other connection is required.
DVD Player with Component Video Component video cables and analog audio cables are required. These are not included with the TV. Connect the component video cables from Y PB PR VIDEO OUT on the back of the DVD player to the COMPONENT jacks on the TV back panel, match- ing the red, green, and blue colored connections.
Older Cable Box Required: 3 coaxial cables, one two-way RF splitter. These are not included with the TV. When this setup is complete, you can use the TV remote control, when programmed, to change channels on the cable box. Note: This connection is not recommended. The other connections described in this chapter provide bet- ter quality audio and video to the TV.
For control of IEEE 1394 devices, see chapter 7. (Adjust Up/down/Left/Right): Navigate menus and change settings. (Power) Swivel — LT-37131 model only: With no menu or slider displayed, swivels the TV thirty degrees left or right. Swivel is not available in Split Screen mode.
Remote Control, continued 26 27 Figure 1. Remote Control Overview Battery Installation 1. Remove the remote control’s back cover by gently pressing in the tab and lifting off the cover (Figure 2). 2. Load the batteries, making sure the (+) and (-) polarities are correct.
Choosing a Program Source NOTE: If your only viewing sources are connected to the ANT 1 and ANT 2 antenna jacks, you can switch inputs without the Input Selection menu. Press INPUT to switch between ANT 1 and ANT 2. To verify which is the current source while watching TV, press INFO to see the on-screen status display.
Status Display The on-screen status display appears when you turn on the TV, change inputs, change channels, or press the INFO button on the remote control. Analog Program 1. Source Antenna or Input 2. Analog Channel being received (If an antenna source) 3.
TV Signals and Picture Formats This is a widescreen TV, also known as a 16:9 TV. This shape reflects the new types of picture formats available from HDTV and many DVDs. There are still many older style narrow-screen picture formats (for example, 4:3 aspect ratio) you will encounter.
Split Screen Split Screen allows you to view pictures from two different sources at the same time. Split Screen is available when you have video sources connected to the TV in addition to any connections to ANT 1 and ANT 2. Operation Split Screen Operations Turn Split Screen on or off...
Split Screen Displays 16:9 Main Picture/ 16:9 Main Picture/ 4:3 Sub-Picture 16:9 Sub-Picture 16:9 Main 16:9 Main 4:3 Sub- Picture Picture Picture 16:9 Main 4:3 Sub- 16:9 Main Picture Picture Picture 16:9 Main 4:3 Sub- 16:9 Main Picture Picture Picture Display choices.
Manual and Power Swivel Both TV models allow you to swivel the TV manually up to 30 degrees from left to right. In addtion, the LT-37131 model has the Power Swivel feature, which automatically swivels the TV left or right when you press the the remote control.
TV Menu Settings 3D Graphical Main Menu ........Setup Menu .
3D Graphical Your TV has Mitsubishi’s exclusive 3D Graphical information for menu choices and changes using the TV’s remote control. Menu Screens A picture (icon) is highlighted on the menu screen when selected with the directional arrows . You may then make changes within the menu or access sub- menus, if available.
Main Menu Press MENU on the remote control to open the Main menu, figure 1. See below for an overview of the options available through the Main menu. Setup Select English or Spanish for menus and on-screen displays. Memorize the available channels for the antenna or cable service connected to the ANT 1 and ANT 2 jacks.
Setup Menu Figure 2. Setup menu Language (Setup Menu) Choose to display the on-screen menus in either English or Spanish (Español). To listen to audio in other languages (when available), see the “Audio Settings” section in this chapter and refer to “SAP”...
Setup Menu, continued typically a PBS channel. With Auto selected, the TV automatically retrieves the correct time and date informa- tion from this channel. Be aware that if a channel displays incorrect time infor- mation, it is because of information sent from the broad- caster and is not a defect of the TV.
Input Name Menu Use the Input Name menu to assign useful labels to the TV inputs that appear in the Input Selection menu. Unused inputs appear grayed out and unselectable. Use the PC DVI option to specify the type of video signal coming from your computer, either Analog or Digital.
Channel Menu Settings for the Channel Number Shown Signal-Strength Indicator Figure 7. Channel menu Antenna (Channel Menu) Select either 1 (ANT 1 MAIN) or 2 (ANT 2 AUX) as the antenna source for the channels you wish to edit. Channel (Channel Menu) Select the affected channel number (shown in the Channel box) in any of three ways: Press CH...
Channel Menu, continued FAV (Channel Menu) The FAV feature lets you store groups of favorite channels in up to nine different FAV memory banks. For example, each household member can store favorite channels in their own bank or you can store groups of channels by content, e.g., news, sports, children’s programming, etc.
Captions Menu For analog channels, broadcasters can send either stan- dard closed captions or text service. Standard closed captions follow the dialogue of the characters on screen and display in a small section of the screen. Text-service closed captions often contain information such as weather or news and cover a large portion of the screen.
Captions Menu, continued • Font 5: Casual font Font 6: Cursive font • • Font 7: Small capitals Size Select the desired font size. Large is the recommended font size. Color The available font colors are listed below. Text and back- ground cannot be set to the same color.
Parental Lock Menu The Parental Lock menu gives you control over three different types of parental controls. You must use a pass code to open this menu to enable/disable the lock options. The three parental controls available are: Ratings (U.S. Ratings/Other Ratings) •...
Parental Lock Menu, continued U.S. Ratings Menu Use this menu to turn U.S. rating restrictions on or off and to change the permitted rating levels. TV Content Categories U.S. Restric- TV Rating and tions On/Off Supplemental Restrictions Figure 11. U.S. Ratings menu 1.
Parental Lock Menu, continued 1. Highlight the button labelled Other Ratings on the Parental Lock menu (figure 10) and press ENTER to open the Other Ratings menu (figure 12). 2. Press to select On or Off. 3. If you selected On, press to move to the Rating Group box.
V-Chip Signal Information When provided by the broadcaster or program source, V-Chip ratings let you control the types of programming that can be viewed on the TV. When V-Chip ratings are supplied, they are displayed when you change the channel or press INFO on the remote control.
Audio/Video Menu Figure 13. Audio/Video Menu A/V Memory Reset A/V Memory Reset allows you to reset a specific input’s A/V settings to the original factory settings. Highlight the box and press to select the input name. Next press ENTER. The audio settings of Balance, Listen to, and Language are general TV settings unaffected by A/V Memory Reset.
Audio/Video Menu, continued Audio Settings Analog and Digital Audio Settings Enter the audio adjustment mode using either the Audio/ Video menu or the AUDIO key. Press AUDIO repeatedly until you highlight the desired audio control, then use change the setting, which has a corresponding numeric value shown on screen.
63 as the maximum, 31 as the mid-point, and 0 as the minimum. ◊ (Power) Swivel: For LT-37131 model only. Swivels the TV up to thirty degrees left or right. When a menu or slider is displayed, Power Swivel can not be...
Functions Available for Other A/V Devices The TV’s remote control can be programmed to operate other types and brands of A/V products. To use the remote when programmed, set the slide switch to the position labelled for the product type. The functions per- formed in each switch position can vary depending on the product.
Programming the Remote Control Method 1: Code Entry Move the slide switch at the top of the remote to the position for the product you want to control. Refer to the table below. Only one of each device type can be controlled in each slide-switch position.
Audio Lock: Universal A/V Receiver Control With Audio Lock active, the remote control operates the volume and mute functions of the A/V receiver in all positions of the slide switch. Activate Audio Lock if you normally use an A/V receiver with your TV and other A/V equipment.
Setup 1. See the TV specifications in Appendix B to confirm that your computer video signal is compatible with the TV. 2. Note whether the computer supplies a digital or analog video signal. You will need this information during the setup procedure. •...
Connecting a Computer to the TV Computer with DVI Monitor Output Required: DVI-to-DVI cable, stereo audio cables If the computer’s audio output is a single mini jack, a mini audio-to-RCA-male “Y” adapter cable is also required. Connect the DVI-to-DVI cable from the computer DVI output to the PC-DVI jack on the TV back panel.
Connecting a Computer to the TV, continued Computer with VGA 15-Pin Monitor Output (Analog Video) Required: 15-pin computer VGA-to-DVI cable or a VGA computer cable and a DVI/VGA adapter, stereo audio cable. If the computer’s audio output is a single mini jack, a mini audio-to-RCA-male “Y”...
Adjusting Image Resolution Your Mitsubishi TV can display resolutions from standard VGA (640 x 480) through 1920 x 1080 signals at a refresh rate of 60 Hz. Note that 1280 x 1024 and 1920 x 1080 signals are supported only for digital computer signals, and 1920 x 1080 at 24, 30, and 60 Hz.
Computer Display Formats Computer Signal Format 640 X 480 WVGA 848 X 480 SVGA 800 X 600 WSVGA 1064 X 600 1024 X 768 PC 720p 1280 X 720 WXGA 1365 X 768 SXGA 1280 X 1024 (DVI-D signals only) Format PC 1080p 1920 X 1080...
Using IEEE 1394 Devices Overview ......... Recording to IEEE 1394 Recordable Devices The TV Remote Control and IEEE 1394 Devices A/V Discs...
Overview Compatible IEEE 1394 Devices Compatible A/V devices include some, but not all, cable boxes, D-VHS VCRs, A/V discs, and future products. Some devices may have IEEE 1394 connectors but are not compatible with the TV. Areas of compatibility to consider are: 1.
Overview, continued Tips for Connecting IEEE 1394 Devices • Do not loop the last device in the chain back to the TV. When the device chain is looped, the TV may not be able to work with the other devices. •...
Recording to IEEE 1394 Recordable Devices You can use the TV to control recording to IEEE 1394 devices. While recording, you can view a program on a different input or power off the TV. The following table lets you see what signals can be recorded to an IEEE 1394 digital VCR or A/V disc.
Recording to IEEE 1394 Recordable Devices, continued Recording from the ChannelView™ Channel Guide ChannelView provides program listings, as sent by the broadcasters, for memorized channels on ANT 1 and ANT 2. Press the GUIDE key while watching ANT 1 or ANT 2 to view ChannelView listings and to set up imme- diate or future recordings as described here.
The TV Remote Control and IEEE 1394 Devices If the 1394 cable box or satellite receiver provides guide information for 1394 content: • For compatible satellite receivers and some cable boxes, the TV remote control GUIDE key displays the on-screen programming guide for the receiver or cable and ENTER to navigate the dis- box.
A/V Discs A/V Disc Track List Screen When viewing an A/V Disc: Press GUIDE to display its Track List (see figure below). • • Press to navigate through the Track List. • To play a track, select it on the list, then press ENTER. •...
Switching Between Analog and Digital IEEE 1394 Outputs for the Same Device To enable switching between analog and digital outputs for the same device, you must have check-marked the Analog Connection box when the New 1394 Device screen displayed when you first connected the device. See the section “Before You Begin”...
Appendix A: Bypassing the Parental Lock IMPORTANT Cut along the dotted line and file bypass instructions in a safe place for future reference. Appendices Bypassing the Parental Lock After you set the lock, you must use your pass code to view a locked program, view the locked TV, cancel the lock, or enter the Parental Lock menus.
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Component Video (Y/Pr/Pb) Audio Inputs PC DVI-I Input Color active matrix LCD 1920 x 1080 dots LT-37131: Direct Type 18 CCFTs ; LT-46131: Direct Type 24 CCFTs Over-the-Air: VHF 2–13, UHF 14–69 Analog Cable: 1–125 Digital Cable: 1–135 Analog NTSC, Digital ATSC with sub-channels...
Description Video Audio (Signal) Audio (Speakers) Digital Interfaces Digital Audio Output IEEE 1394 (input/output) (2 rear) Physical Characteristics and Power Consumption Model Height LT-37131 26.8 LT-46131 31.7 Enviornmental Condtions Model Operating Temperature LT-37131 LT-46131 IEEE 1394 System Compatibility • This television is designed to conform to IEEE 1394 AV/C Software standards in effect at the time of development.
Appendix C: Troubleshooting TV Reset Functions You can resolve many common TV problems using the reset functions described in the following table. See also the additional troubleshooting suggestions later in this appendix. IMPORTANT Before you change sound or picture settings: If picture or sound settings seem wrong for a broadcast Reset Name When to Use...
Appendix C: Troubleshooting, continued Reset Name When to Use Parental Lock To change your Parental Pass Code Lock Pass Code Front-Panel Lock To re-enable the front- Release panel controls after activation of the Front- Panel Lock System Reset If the TV does not turn on or off, does not respond to the remote control or front panel buttons, or...
Appendix C: Troubleshooting, continued General TV Operation Symptom The TV remote control does not work. TV does not respond to the remote control or to front panel control and TV will not power on or off. When a device is selected from the Input Selection menu, the screen is blue (no signal source).
Appendix C: Troubleshooting, continued TV Power On/Off Symptom TV takes an excessively long time to power You cannot program the TV to turn on auto- matically (Timer function) The TV will not turn on after being plugged TV turned itself off and the light on the front panel started to blink.
Appendix C: Troubleshooting, continued Picture Symptom DVCR analog/digital problems. Indicators Symptom Status indicator light is a steady/flashing red. Service is required. Contact your dealer or a Mitsubishi Autho- Sound Symptom There is no sound even when the volume is turned up. The sound does not match the screen picture.
Appendix C: Troubleshooting, continued IEEE 1394 Recording Symptom Cannot record to or from the IEEE 1394 device, including dubbed recordings. IEEE 1394 Devices Symptom Excessive digital artifacts appear when viewing an IEEE 1394 device. D-VHS recordings for digital cable have drop-outs (loss of picture or sound), or no playback.
Appendix C: Troubleshooting, continued IEEE 1394 Devices Symptom The IEEE 1394 device cannot be selected (is grayed out). When the Input Selection Menu is displayed, a menu does not display when I press the MENU button. All IEEE 1394 devices disappear. Cannot rediscover a deleted IEEE 1394 device.
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Index A/V Discs 87 A/V Memory Reset. See Reset A/V Receiver Connecting 32 A/V Reset. See Reset Adjust Keys (Up/Down/Left/Right) 36, 46 Anamorphic Picture Format DVD Deﬁnitions 40 Antenna Adjusting and the Signal Strength Meter 51 Connecting 28 Antenna Inputs (ANT 1/MAIN, ANT 2/AUX) 18 Audio/Video Menu 47, 59 Audio Settings 60...
Picture Formats, TV 40 Picture Format Deﬁnitions 40 Picture Quality and Connection Types 24 and Film Mode 59 Troubleshooting 98 Power Consumption 49, 94 Power On/Off 98 Power Swivel. See Swivel, Manual and Power QV (QuickView™) 36 Recording and MONITOR OUT Jacks 19 Cancelling Recordings IEEE 1394 devices 85 Recording Setup Menu...
For questions, call Consumer Relations at Demo Mode This TV has a demo mode for use in retail stores. Demo mode causes the TV to display a series of screens outlining the TV’s features. To turn off demo mode: 1. Press MENU. 2.