Panasonic TC-26LX14 Operating Instructions Manual

26”/32” class 720p lcd hdtv.
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26"/32" Class 720p LCD HDTV
(26.0/31.5 inches measured diagonally)
Manual de instrucciones
(26,0/31,5 pulgadas medidas diagonalmente)
Model No.
Número de modelo
Quick Start Guide
(See page 8-16)
Gu ía de inicio rápido
(vea la página 8-16)
For assistance (U.S.A./Puerto Rico), please call:
1-877-95-VIERA (958-4372)
or visit us at
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or visit us at
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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Gu ía de inicio rápido (vea la página 8-16) For assistance (U.S.A./Puerto Rico), please call: 1-877-95-VIERA (958-4372) or visit us at For assistance (Canada), please call: 1-866-330-0014 or visit us at Para solicitar ayuda (EE.UU./Puerto Rico), llame al: 1-877-95-VIERA (958-4372) ó...

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    HDMI, the HDMI logo and High- Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. VIERA Link™ is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Enjoy rich multimedia Amplifier Home theater system DVD recorder/ DVD player/ Blu-ray Disc Blu-ray Disc player recorder This product qualifies for ENERGY STAR in the “Home” setting and this is the setting in which energy savings will be achieved. Any modifications to the “Home” setting or other factory default settings could result in greater energy consumption beyond levels that meet ENERGY STAR qualifications.

  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover or back. No user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel. This reminder is provided to direct the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.

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    This LCD TV is for use only with the following optional accessory. Use with any other type of optional accessories may cause instability which could result in the possibility of injury. (All of the following accessories are manufactured by Panasonic Corporation) • Wall-hanging bracket: TY-WK3L2RW Always be sure to ask a qualified technician to carry out set-up.

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    The consumer electronics industry (of which Panasonic is a member) is committed to making home entertainment enjoyable and safe. To prevent personal injury or death, be sure to follow the following safety...

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    To assure continued compliance, follow the attached installation instructions and use only shielded interface cables when connecting to computer or peripheral devices. Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by Panasonic Corp. of North America could void the user’s authority to operate this device.

  • Page 8: Accessories/optional Accessory

    AA Battery Operating Instructions Quick Setup Guide Wall-hanging bracket TY-WK3L2RW Please contact your nearest Panasonic dealer to purchase the recommended wall-hanging bracket. For additional details, please refer to the wall-hanging bracket installation manual. Installing the remote’s batteries Note the correct polarity (+ or -).

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    Otherwise the TV may fall over and become damaged, and personal injury may result. Do not use the pedestal if it becomes warped or physically damaged. If you use the pedestal when it is physically damaged, personal injury may result. Contact your nearest Panasonic Dealer immediately.

  • Page 10: Basic Connection

    Not all cables and external equipment shown in this book are supplied with the TV. For more details on the external equipment’s connections, please refer to the operating manuals for the equipment. For additional assistance, visit us at: VHF/UHF Antenna •...

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    Example 2 Connecting DVD recorder (VCR) (To record/playback) AV Equipment (e.g. DVD Recorder or VCR) To connect the antenna terminal and DVD recorder or VCR VHF/UHF Antenna ANT IN ANT OUT AV Equipment (e.g. DVD Recorder or VCR) (with TV tuner) DVD Recorder If the source has a higher resolution signal VHF/UHF Antenna...

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    Basic Connection Example 3 Connecting DVD recorder (VCR) and satellite receiver DVD Recorder To connect the antenna terminal and Satellite Receiver and DVD recorder or VCR VHF/UHF Antenna ANT IN ANT IN Satellite Receiver Note For details of external equipment connections, please refer to the operating manuals for the equipment. Satellite Receiver Back of the TV...

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    To use HDMI terminals HDMI 1 HDMI 2 Connecting to the HDMI terminals will enable you to enjoy high-definition digital images and high-quality sound. For “VIERA Link connections”, please refer to p. 31. To use COMPONENT terminals green blue white AUDIO COMPONENT IN Recorders may also be connected to COMPOSITE or S VIDEO terminals.

  • Page 14: Identifying Controls

    Identifying Controls Front of the TV Power indicator ( on: red, Remote control sensor Within about 23 feet (7 meters) in front of the TV set. Note The TV consumes a limited amount of power as long as the power cord is inserted into the wall outlet. Do not place any objects between the TV remote control sensor and remote control.

  • Page 15: First Time Setup

    First Time Setup “First time setup” is displayed only when the TV is turned on for the first time after the power cord is inserted into a wall outlet and when “Auto power on” (p. 28-29) is set to “No”. Turn the TV On with the POWER button * This setting will be skipped next time if you select “Home”.

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    First Time Setup ■ Press to exit from a menu screen Note To change setting (Language/Clock/ Auto program/Input labels) later, go to Menu screen (p. 28) About broadcasting systems Analog (NTSC): Conventional broadcasting Digital (ATSC): programming that allows you to view more channels featuring high-quality video...

  • Page 17: Watching Tv

    Watching TV Connect the TV to a cable box/cable, set-top-box, satellite box or antenna cable (p. 10-13) Turn power on Select a channel number Note Reselect “Cable” or “Antenna” in “ANT in” of “ANT/Cable setup” to switch the signal reception between cable TV and antenna. (p. 16, 39) The channel number and volume level remain the same even after the TV is turned off.

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    Watching TV ■ Other Useful Functions ■ Displays or removes the channel banner. Information Recall ■ Press FORMAT to cycle through the aspect modes. Change aspect ratio Call up a favorite channel ■ Set Favorite Feature Display the SUB MENU. MENU Select “Set favorite”...

  • Page 19: Using Viera Tools

    Using VIERA TOOLS VIERA TOOLS are the easy way to access high use menu items. They are displayed as shortcut icons on the TV screen. Unlike a conventional menu, you can enjoy using, playing or setting a function quickly. Display VIERA TOOLS Select the item ■...

  • Page 20: Viewing From An Sd Card

    Viewing from an SD Card You can view photos taken with a digital camera or digital video camera and saved on an SD card. (Media other than SD Cards may not be reproduced properly.) ■ Press to exit from a menu screen ■...

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    VIERA IMAGE VIEWER The VIERA Image Viewer is a function that lets you easily view still and motion images on a VIERA television by simply inserting an SD card into the VIERA SD card slot. Insert the card Label surface SD Card Push until a click is heard...

  • Page 22: Watching Videos And Dvds

    Watching Videos and DVDs If you have applicable equipment connected to the TV, you can watch videos and DVDs on the TV’s screen. You can select the external equipment to access. ■ To return to TV Input Select With the connected equipment turned On Display the Input select menu Select the input mode Input select...

  • Page 23: Display Menu

    VIERA Link If you connect equipment that has the “HDAVI Control” function to a TV using an HDMI cable, you will find it easier to use. Please refer to p. 30-35. Before using these functions, you need to set “VIERA Link” setting to “On” as shown below. Display menu Select “Setup”...

  • Page 24: Displaying Pc Screen On Tv

    Displaying PC Screen on TV The screen of the PC connected to the unit can be displayed on the TV. You can also listen to PC sound with the audio cable connected. To connect PC (p. 43) Display the Input select menu Input select Component HDMI 1...

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    ■ PC menu setting (change as desired) Making settings “How to Use Menu Functions” Menu Item Reset to Resets PC adjust defaults Sync Alleviates the problem if a picture appears to be vertically-striped, flickers partially or is Dot clock blurred. Adjusts the horizontal position.

  • Page 26: How To Use Menu Functions

    How to Use Menu Functions Various menus allow you to make settings for the picture, sound, and other functions so that you can enjoy watching TV best suited for you. ■ Press to exit from a menu screen ■ Press to return to the previous screen Display menu...

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    Adjustments/Configurations (alternatives) Resets all picture adjustments to factory default settings except for “Advanced picture”. Basic picture mode (Vivid/Standard/Cinema/Game/Custom) (p. 47) Adjusts luminance of the back light. Adjusts color, brightness, etc. for each picture mode to suit your taste • Display range Contrast/Brightness/Color/Sharpness: 0 - 100 Tint: Selects a choice of Cool(blue), Normal, or Warm(red) color.

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    How to Use Menu Functions Various menus allow you to make settings for the picture, sound, and other functions so that you can enjoy watching TV best suited for you. ■ Press to exit from a menu screen ■ Press to return to the previous screen Display menu...

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    (Continued) Adjustments/Configurations (alternatives) Sets the mode to select the channel with Channel up/down button (All/Favorite/Digital only/Analog only) • Favorite: Only channels registered as FAVORITE (p. 18) Selects the screen menu language (p. 15) Adjusts the clock (p. 15) Sets channels (p. 39) Selects the terminal and label of the external equipment (p.

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    VIERA Link Simultaneously control all Panasonic “HDAVI Control” equipped components using one button on the TV remote. Enjoy additional HDMI Inter-Operability with Panasonic products which have the “HDAVI Control” function. This TV supports “HDAVI Control 4” function. Connections to the equipment (DVD recorder DIGA, HD Camcorder, Player theatre, RAM theater, Amplifier, etc.) with HDMI cables allow you to interface with them automatically.

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    2CH audio. (When connecting to an AV amp via HDMI, you can enjoy higher sound quality.) For details about HDMI cable for connecting Panasonic HD camcorder, read the manual for the equipment. VIERA Link Connections...

  • Page 32: Viera Link

    VIERA Link ■ Press to exit from a menu screen ■ Press to return to the previous screen “HDAVI Control Display menu Select “Setup” Menu Picture Audio VIERA Link SD card Closed caption Setup Select “VIERA Link settings” Setup VIERA Link settings ECO/energy saving Advanced setup About...

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    “TV” to “Theater”. Sound will be output from the Home Theater whenever the TV is powered on. If the “ONE TOUCH PLAY” key is pressed on the remote control for Panasonic Home Theater system, the following sequence of operations is performed automatically.

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    VIERA Link You can enjoy more convenient operation with the “HDAVI Control” function in the “VIERA Link” menu. For more details on the “HDAVI Control” function, refer to p. 30 ■ Press to exit from a menu screen ■ Press to return to the previous screen “HDAVI Control...

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    (Continued) You can select Home theater or TV speakers for audio output. Control theater speakers with the TV’s remote control. This function is available only when Panasonic Amplifier or Player theater is connected. Select “Speaker output” Select “Home theater” or “TV”...

  • Page 36: Lock

    Lock You can lock specified channels or shows to prevent children from watching objectionable content. ■ Press to exit from a menu screen Caution Make a note of your password in case you forget it. (If you have forgotten your password, consult your local dealer.) Note...

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    ■ To select the channel or the rating of the program to be locked Select up to 7 (1-7) channels to be blocked. These channels will be blocked regardless of the program rating. Select “Mode” and set to “Custom” Select channel to lock. Channel lock Channel lock...

  • Page 38: Editing And Setting Channels

    Editing and Setting Channels The current channel settings can be changed according to your needs and reception conditions. ■ Press to exit from a menu screen Display menu Select “Setup” Menu Picture Audio Timer Lock VIERA Link SD card Closed caption Setup Select “ANT/Cable setup”...

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    Automatically searches and adds available channels to the memory. Select “ANT in” Select Cable or Antenna Or select “Not used”. (p. 16) Select “Auto program” ANT/Cable setup ANT in Cable Auto program Manual program Signal meter Use this procedure when changing the channel setup or changing the channel display.

  • Page 40: Closed Caption

    Closed Caption ■ Press to exit from a menu screen The television includes a built-in decoder that is capable of providing a text display of the audio. The program being viewed must be transmitting Closed caption (CC) information. (p. 45) ■...

  • Page 41: Input Labels

    Input Labels Display menu Select “Setup” Menu Select “Input labels” Setup Channel surf mode Language Clock ANT/Cable setup Input labels ■ Press to exit from a menu screen Devices connected to external input terminals can be labeled for easier identification during input selection.

  • Page 42: Using Timer

    Using Timer The TV can automatically turn On/Off at the designated date and time. The Clock must be set before On time/Off time settings. (p. 15) The “Sleep” timer and “On / Off timer” will not work if the “Auto power on” (p. 28) is set. ■...

  • Page 43: Recommended Av Connections

    These diagrams show our recommendations on how to connect the TV unit to your various equipment. For other connections, consult the instructions for each piece of equipment and its specifications. For additional assistance, please visit our website at: Optical...

  • Page 44: Ratings List For Lock

    Ratings List for Lock “V-chip” technology enables you to lock channels or shows according to standard ratings set by the entertainment industry. (p. 37) ■ U.S. MOVIE RATINGS (MPAA) NO RATING (NOT RATED) AND NA (NOT APPLICABLE) PROGRAMS. Movie which has not been rated or where rating does not apply.

  • Page 45: Technical Information

    Technical Information For viewing the CC of digital broadcasting, set the aspect to FULL (If viewing with H-FILL, JUST, ZOOM or 4:3; characters might be cut off). The CC can be displayed on the TV if the receiver (such as a set-top box or satellite receiver) has the CC set On using the Component or HDMI connection to the TV.

  • Page 46

    Electrical interference, static electricity or erroneous operation may damage the data or card. Back up the recorded data at regular intervals in case of deteriorated or damaged data or erratic operation of the unit. (Panasonic is not liable for any deterioration or damage of recorded data.) Message SD card slot is empty.

  • Page 47

    HDMI connections to some Panasonic equipment allow you to interface automatically. (p. 30) This function may not work normally depending on the equipment condition. The equipment can be operated by other remote controls with this function on even if TV is in Standby mode.

  • Page 48

    Technical Information Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Size 1 Aspect Ratio: FULL/JUST(H-FILL/ZOOM) Size 1 See pages 26-27 for more information * Mark: Applicable input signal for Component (Y, P 525 (480) / 60i 525 (480) /60p 750 (720) /60p 1,125 (1,080) /60i 640 ×...

  • Page 49: Care And Cleaning

    Care and Cleaning First, unplug the Power cord plug from the wall outlet. The front of the display panel has been specially treated. Wipe the panel surface gently using only a cleaning cloth or a soft, lint- free cloth. If the surface is particularly dirty, soak a soft, lint-free cloth in diluted mild liquid dish soap (1 part mild liquid dish soap diluted by 100 times the amount of water) and then wring the cloth to remove excess liquid.

  • Page 50

    Before requesting service or assistance, please follow these simple guides to resolve the problem. If the problem still persists, please contact your local Panasonic dealer or Panasonic Service Center for assistance. For details (p. 54, 55) For additional assistance, please contact us via the website at:

  • Page 51

    If there is a problem with your TV, please refer to the table below to determine the symptoms, then carry out the suggested check. If this does not solve the problem, please contact your local Panasonic dealer, quoting the model number and serial number (both found on the rear of the TV).

  • Page 52: Specifications

    1.0 V [p-p] (including synchronization) ±0.35 V [p-p] AUDIO L-R: RCA PIN Type × 2 0.5 V [rms] TYPE A Connector × 3 (TC-32LX14), TYPE A Connector × 2 (TC-26LX14) • This TV supports “HDAVI Control 4” function. * HDMI 3 (TC-32LX14 only) D-SUB 15PIN: R,G,B / 0.7 V [p-p] (75 Ω)

  • Page 53

    Limited Warranty Limited Warranty Coverage If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company (referred to as “the warrantor”) will, for the length of the period indicated on the chart below, which starts with the date of original purchase (“warranty period”), at its option either (a) repair your product with new...

  • Page 54

    ■ For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-877-833-8855 Accessory Purchases (United States and Puerto Rico) Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books on line for all Panasonic Products by visiting our Web Site at: or, send your request by E-mail to:

  • Page 55

    If removal is required to service the product, it will be at the discretion of the Servicentre and in no event will Panasonic Canada Inc. or the Servicentre be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages.

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    Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus New Jersey 07094 U.S.A. © 2009 Panasonic Corporation of North America. All Rights Reserved. © 2009 Panasonic Corporation of North America. Todos los Derechos Reservados. Serial Number Número de serie Panasonic Canada Inc.

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