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Panasonic TX-68P200A Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions
Please read these operating instructions completely before
operating this set and retain the booklet for future reference.



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  • Page 1 Stereo Colour Television With TELETEXT Operating Instructions TX-68P200A Please read these operating instructions completely before operating this set and retain the booklet for future reference. [tau] DIGI AL TQB4A0143-1...
  • Page 2: Important Information

    Dear Panasonic Customer, Welcome to the Panasonic family. We hope that you will have many years of enjoyment from your new Colour Television. Please retain your proof of purchase along with these operating instructions. Space has been made available on the back page of this instruction book for recording the Serial Number. The Serial Number can be found on the back cover of the set and on the packing carton.
  • Page 3: Getting Started

    If the television is not going to be used for an extended period, remove the power plug from the wall outlet. Turn on the Television Push the Power Switch to turn the television ON. Sit back and enjoy your new Panasonic television. Balun (not supplied) in order to connect your M O N I T O R...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Battery Installation and Precautions ... 6 Control Panel Buttons ... 7 Remote Control Television Buttons ... 7 STR..8 F ... 8 -/\/ ... 8 +//\ ... 8 TV/AV ... 8 STANDBY ... 9 PICTURE ... 9 SOUND ... 9 SET UP ...
  • Page 5 Teletext Operation ... 19 ~ 21 F.P. (Favourite Page) ... 19 Set Up ... 20 TV/TEXT ... 20 STR (Store) ... 20 PAGE NUMBER UP AND DOWN BUTTONS ... 20 SUB-PAGE NUMBER UP AND DOWN BUTTONS ... 20 COLOUR CODED BUTTONS ... 20 INDEX ...
  • Page 6: Battery Installation And Precautions

    Battery Installation and Replacement Place your thumb on the battery cover triangle. Apply a slight downward pressure with the thumb and slide the cover back. This allows the cover to be removed. Insert the batteries ensuring the polarity is correct. The polarity is identified by the “ + “ symbol on the battery and the “...
  • Page 7: Control Panel Buttons

    Control Panel Buttons Open the control panel door to gain access to the Television Controls Push the door at the point marked to open. Push again to close. - / \/ + / /\ TV/AV Remote Control Television Buttons Stand By Picture Sound Set Up...
  • Page 8: Str

    Television Control Panel Buttons BUTTON This button is used to store tuning information and other function settings. It is also used to start the menu demonstration. The F button is used to select the on screen display functions. Push the button to select the following functions sequentially.
  • Page 9: Standby

    Remote Control Television Operation BUTTON STANDBY The remote control button is used to turn the television into Stand-By mode. When the television is in Stand-By it is possible to turn it back on by Pushing this remote control Power Button, the Programme Number UP or DOWN Button (front panel or remote control) or any of the direct Programme Number Buttons.
  • Page 10: Normalisation

    Remote Control Television Operation BUTTON NORMALISATION The Normalisation Button is used to reset the television to factory set levels. Colour, Sharpness, Contrast, Brightness, Treble, Bass and Balance will be reset. The button will only operate if the menu is displayed on the screen. The STR (Store) button is used with a number of features to store settings after adjustments have been made or options have been set.
  • Page 11: Direct Programme Number Selection

    Remote Control Television Operation BUTTON DIRECT PROGRAMME NUMBER SELECTION Single Digit Programme Numbers (0 to 9) can be accessed directly by Pushing the corresponding number on the Remote Control Transmitter. TWO DIGIT PROGRAMME NUMBER SELECTION To directly access Programme Numbers 10 to 99, Push the “- / - -” Button followed by the two digits required.
  • Page 12: Picture Menu Operation

    Picture Menu Operation MENU The MENU control allows you to change the Picture setting between Dynamic, Standard and Soft. Use the settings. DYNAMIC STANDARD SOFT CONTRAST, BRIGHTNESS, COLOUR, SHARPNESS, NTSC-TINT Item Effect CONTRAST Less More BRIGHTNESS Darker Brighter COLOUR Less More SHARPNESS Softer...
  • Page 13: Colour Temperature

    Picture Menu Operation C. TEMP The C. TEMP (Colour Temperature) control allows you to change the White balance setting between Standard, Warm and Cool. Use the P-NR The P-NR (Picture Noise Reduction) system is designed to reduce picture noise during poor quality reception conditions.
  • Page 14: Sound Menu Operation

    Sound Menu Operation MENU The MENU control allows you to change the Sound setting between Dynamic, Standard and Soft. Use the DYNAMIC STANDARD SOFT VOLUME, BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE, HEADPHONE VOL. Item Effect VOLUME Quieter Louder BASS Boost TREBLE Boost BALANCE Left SP Right SP HEADPHONE VOL Quieter...
  • Page 15: Subwoofer

    Sound Menu Operation SUBWOOFER This function allows you to switch the SUBWOOFER between OFF, NORMAL and FULL modes. Use the buttons to switch between settings. Turns the SUBWOOFER off. NORMAL Provides a mid-level bass effect. FULL Provides enhanced bass effect. SURROUND MENU This function allows you to switch the Surround Sound on or off.
  • Page 16: Set Up Menu Operation

    Set Up Menu Operation TELETEXT This control allows you to change between LIST and TOP modes. TOP mode is the current preferred method in Australia. Use the OFF TIMER The Off-Timer turns the television off after a period of time chosen by you. The timer settings (in minutes) are OFF, 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90.
  • Page 17: Vcr/Game

    Set Up Menu Operation VCR/GAME Reproduction of irregular signals such as certain video games or some rental video tapes may be improved by turning the VCR/GAME feature On. Use the TEXT SELECT Select the character set so that all characters needed are available for text on teletext pages.
  • Page 18: Aspect Control

    Aspect Controls Mode AUTO 16:9 Signal 4 : 3 16 : 9 16:9 S - ZOOM H POS - H POS + Push the ASPECT button options available are 4:3, 16:9 and S-ZOOM. During AV mode the options available are AUTO, 4:3, 16:9 and S-ZOOM. Picture 4:3 Signal V POS - V POS +...
  • Page 19: Teletext Operation

    TELETEXT Operation Teletext is only available on certain broadcast channels. The time taken to display the pages and sub-pages is set by the teletext transmitter and not by the television. Teletext is also used for Closed Captioning of television programmes for the hearing impaired. Closed captions can be found on Teletext Page 801.
  • Page 20: Set Up

    TELETEXT Operation BUTTON F.P. (FAVOURITE PAGE) This feature will store a favourite page in the TV memory. Push F.P. to recall this page. SET UP Used with the Coloured buttons to access the Reveal, Full / Top / Bottom, Display Cancel and Time Text functions.
  • Page 21: Reveal

    TELETEXT Operation REVEAL Some Text pages contain concealed information, e.g. the solution to a puzzle. To reveal this information Push the Set Up hide the information, Push the Red button again. This button is used when difficulty is experienced in reading text on the screen. To F/T/B (FULL/TOP/BOTTOM) operate the F/T/B Push the Set Up...
  • Page 22: Tuning Menu

    Tuning Menu FRONT PANEL CONTROLS -/\/ +//\ TV/AV Push the button repeatedly until the Tuning Menu is reached. Push the Button to select the Tuning Menu. Push the button to access the Tuning Menu. Adjust the chosen option or menu using Pushing after making an adjustment will store the setting as the default (and will replace the factory setting).
  • Page 23: Channel Allocation

    Tuning Menu Channel Allocation The channel allocation is as follows: SYS SELECT AUSTRALIA CH DISP RECEIVED CHANNEL SYS Select This option allows you to switch the television system between the Australian and the New Zealand / Indonesian system. NZ/INDONESIA Using the Front Panel Push the Menu is reached.
  • Page 24: Auto Tune

    Button to start the search. The television will automatically allocate each received broadcast signal to a Programme Number. As each station is stored the Panasonic logo will appear momentarily. The operation will cease when all available channels have been tuned.
  • Page 25: Manual Tune

    Tuning Menu Manual Tune This Television has been factory tuned to all the major city channels. Use this tuning procedure only if you wish to reset individual Programme Numbers. The television should be switched ON and the TV/AV Switch set to TV. Using the Front Panel Push the button repeatedly until the Tuning...
  • Page 26: Fine Tuning

    Tuning Menu Fine Tune In areas of poor reception or constant interference a slight adjustment to the tuning may improve the picture quality. Using the Front Panel Select the Programme location number you want to fine tune. Push the button repeatedly until the Tuning Mode is reached.
  • Page 27: Geomagnetic Correction

    Geomagnetic Correction Magnetic interference may come from such things as unshielded motors, moving the TV while it is switched ON, turning off a vacuum cleaner too close to the TV, lightning strikes nearby or many other things. Slight tilting of the picture may be noticeable or coloured patches may sometimes appear at the corners of the screen (colour purity).
  • Page 28: Remote Control Vcr/Ld/Dvd Operation

    Remote Control VCR/LD/DVD Operation This remote control has been designed to work with a variety of VCRs, Laser Dis players and DVD players. Please refer to page 34 for details of manufacturers’ codes. REWIND / REVIEW STOP POWER RECORD PAUSE Unauthorised recording of material from Television Broadcasts or from other video and/or audio sources may contravene copyright laws.
  • Page 29: Remote Control Vcr/Ld/Dvd Buttons And Switches

    Remote Control VCR/LD/DVD Operation Remote Control VCR/LD/DVD Buttons and Switch Button / Switch Please refer to drawing on Page 28 for location of VCR/LD/DVD Control Buttons. Function REWIND / REVIEW Used to rewind the tape quickly or watch the tape in reverse.
  • Page 30: Manufacturers' Code Settings

    If the batteries are removed from the remote control the Manufacturer’s codes are lost and must be reprogrammed. The list of manufacturer’s codes is given as a guideline only. Panasonic cannot guarantee that any other manufacturer’s product will work with this remote control.
  • Page 31: Connecting Equipment To The Tv

    Connecting Equipment to the TV Front Panel Connections Connecting to the RGB Input Terminals Behind the front panel door is the headphone socket, the AV3 input and the RGB input. • Personal computers (PC) with 640 x 480 (31.5kHz / 60Hz) or 640 x 400 (31.5kHz / 70Hz) resolution can be connected to this television.
  • Page 32: Adjusting The Rgb Picture

    Connecting Equipment to the TV Adjusting the RGB Picture OPTION H-SIZE V-SIZE H-POS V-POS PARABOLA Push the TV/AV button Push the Yellow button to select RGB mode. Push the SET UP button Move to the option using Adjust the chosen option using Push at any time to return to watching TV.
  • Page 33: Av Equipment

    Connecting Equipment to the TV Headphones and connecting cables for Antennas, VCRs, LDs DVDs and Amplifiers etc. Front Panel Connections The front input terminals allow quick and easy access for computer games, video cameras and other equipment which is not usually permanently connected. AV Equipment Headphones Headphones...
  • Page 34: Rear Panel Connections

    Connecting Equipment to the TV Rear Panel Connections When using a VCR with the television always connect the Aerial to the VCR and connect an RF Cable (not supplied) between the VCR RF-Out and the television RF-In. You can watch videos by either tuning the television to the VCR (see page 27) or by connecting the VCR to the rear AV terminals.
  • Page 35: Connecting A Standard Vcr To The Av Input

    Connecting Equipment to the TV Connecting a Standard VCR to the AV Input Most standard Video Cassette Recorders use RCA type video and audio connectors. If your VCR has different type connectors please refer to the VCR instruction book for details. STANDARD VCR Connecting S-Video Equipment to the AV Input S-Video equipment uses a 4Pin Mini Din (Male) plug for the video and RCA plugs for the audio.
  • Page 36: Customer Information

    Customer Information To keep your Panasonic Television in good working order please observe the following warnings and cautions. Please be careful with this television. Like all electrical equipment it can cause serious injury or damage if it is mistreated. Warnings Danger Do not insert foreign objects.
  • Page 37: Cleaning, Locating And Caring For The Television

    Customer Information Cleaning the Television Cabinet and Picture Tube Care The cabinet and picture tube can be kept in good condition by wiping with a clean, lint free cloth moistened with mild detergent and water. For safety, remove the plug from the power outlet when cleaning.
  • Page 38: Troubleshooting

    Customer Information Troubleshooting Picture Sound Snowy Picture Noisy Sound Multiple Image Normal Sound Interference Noisy Sound Normal Picture No Sound No Picture No Sound No Colour Normal Sound Scrambled Normal or Weak Sound Colour Patches Normal Sound Rolling Picture Noisy Sound Check Aerial Location, Direction or Connections.
  • Page 39: Specifications

    Specifications Tuning System Frequency synthesized. POSITION: 100 Position ( 0 to 99 ). RF Channels VHF 0 to 12 UHF 21 to 69 S’1 to S’3 S1 to S41 Receiving Systems Power Requirements 240Volts + 10% 50Hz Power Consumption 206W Max Chassis EURO7 Picture Tube...
  • Page 40: Customer's Record

    Matsushita Electric Co. (Aust) Pty Ltd Certified to International Environmental Standard ISO14001 Certified to International Quality Standard AS/NZS ISO9001 Printed in Australia TX - 68P200A PA - P.O. Box 326 Penrith NSW 2751 ACN: 000 611 389 Panasonic Customer care centre 132600 TQB4A0143-1...