Panasonic QUINTRIX TX-86PW300A Operating Instructions Manual

Widescreen stereo colour television with teletext.
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Dolby and the
symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Manufactured under licence from Dolby Laboratories.
Stereo Colour Television
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: Operating Instructions

    Dolby and the symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Manufactured under licence from Dolby Laboratories. Stereo Colour Television TX-86PW300A TX-76PW300A [tau] DIGI AL Widescreen With Teletext Operating Instructions Operating Instructions Please read these operating instructions completely before operating this set and retain the booklet for future reference.

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    Panasonic and the Environment Dear Panasonic Customer Thank you for choosing to buy a Panasonic colour television. This product was assembled at our Panasonic Television Factory in Penrith, New South Wales, Australia under an internationally accredited Quality and Environmental Management System. You can therefore be assured that you have purchased a quality product incorporating environmentally friendly features, such as lead free soldering, to reduced potential environmental impacts.

  • Page 3: Important Information

    Any television station can be tuned into any Programme Location Number. ∗ Your Panasonic Television is designed to overcome this with the inclusion of a demagnetising (degaussing) function. ∗...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Getting started ... 6 Battery Installation and Replacement ... 7 Control Panel and Remote Control ... 8 Front Panel Buttons ... 9 STR..9 F ... 9 -/\/ ... 9 +//\ ... 9 TV/AV ... 9 Remote Control Buttons ... 10 ~ 13 STANDBY ...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Geomagnetic correction ... 19 Owner ID ... 20 Aspect Control... 21 Teletext Operation ... 22 ~ 24 F.P. (Favourite Page) ... 23 SET UP ... 23 TV/TEXT ... 23 STR (Store) ... 23 PAGE NUMBERS UP AND DOWN ... 23 SUB-PAGE NUMBERS DOWN AND UP ...

  • Page 6: 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. Power Switch...

  • Page 7: Battery Installation And Replacement

    Open Battery Cover 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 Batteries Insert the batteries ensuring the correct polarity. The polarity is identified by the “ + “ symbol on the battery and the “...

  • Page 8: Control Panel Buttons, Remote Control Buttons

    Control Panel Buttons Open the control panel door to gain access to the television Controls Push the door at the point marked open. Push again to close. Remote Control Buttons Stand By Picture Sound Set Up Stereo / Mono / *Bilingual 100Hz / Progressive Scan Surround Aspect...

  • Page 9: Tv/av

    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. Press the button to select the following functions sequentially. Notes: NTSC-Tint: Tuning mode:...

  • Page 10: Remote Control Buttons, Standby, Picture, Sound, Hz / Progre, Surround, Aspect, Multi Pip

    Remote Control Television Operation BUTTON STANDBY The remote control button is used to turn the television into Standby mode. When the television is in Stand-By it is possible to turn it back on by pressing 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 11: Recall, N Normalisation

    BUTTON PIP (Picture In Picture) Mode Allows a small picture to be viewed inside the main picture. Pressing the Red button will switch to the PIP. The Yellow button will switch to the PAP mode. The Blue button swaps the position of the two pictures.

  • Page 12: Help, Sound Mute, Programme Number Up And Down, Volume Down And Up, Coloured Buttons, Still

    Remote Control Television Operation BUTTON HELP Pressing this button displays on screen instructions on how to adjust various settings and how to connect external equipment. Press the HELP button and select one of the options. Please refer to page 14. SOUND MUTE Pressing this button reduces the sound from the television to nil.

  • Page 13: Ch Search, Remote Control Buttons, Direct Programme Number Selection, Two Digit Programme Number Selection

    BUTTON CH SEARCH This option is used to show freeze frames of the programmes being broadcast on all the stored channels. The images are displayed clockwise around the edge of the screen starting from the top left corner. The current programme is displayed in the centre of the screen.

  • Page 14: Using The On Screen Displays

    Using The On Screen Displays Many features available on this TV can be accessed via the On Screen Display menu system. Use the remote control to access and adjust features as required. Picture menu Menu Contrast Brightness Colour Sharpness Colour Temperature Standard P-NR Auto...

  • Page 15: Menu, Colour Temperature, P-nr (picture Noise Reduction), Scan Mode

    Push the PICTURE button. Select the option. Adjust the chosen option. Push the TV/AV at any time to return to watching TV. MENU The Viewing mode control allows you to change the Picture setting between Dy- namic, Normal and Cinema. Dynamic Normal Cinema...

  • Page 16: Volume, Bass, Treble, Balance, Headphone Volume Subwoofer, Menu, Dolby Virtual

    Sound Menu Push the SOUND button Move to the option Adjust the chosen option Push TV/AV at any time to return to watching TV. MENU The MENU control allows you to change the Sound setting between Music, News and Cinema. Music News Cinema...

  • Page 17: Teletext, Off Timer, Wake Up Timer, Ch Colour Set

    Push the SETUP button Move to the option Adjust the chosen option Push TV/AV at any time to return to watching TV. Teletext This control allows you to change between TOP (or FASTEXT) and List modes. TOP mode is the current preferred method in Australia. FASTEXT mode is the current preferred method in New Zealand.

  • Page 18: Child Lock, Blue Back, D-comb, Tuning Menu, Geomagnetic, Owner I.d, Vcr / Game, Colour System

    Set Up menu Child lock allows you to “lock out” a channel to prevent a child from watching or hearing a particular programme. Select the channel or AV to be locked before pressing the SET UP button. Blue back When no picture is received or when the signal is very weak, the screen reverts to a blue background and the sound is muted.

  • Page 19: 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 20: Owner Id

    Setup menu - Owner ID Owner ID allows you to enter a security code and address information so that in the unfortunate event of theft it will help the Police to determine the owner. Press the SETUP Button Move to Owner ID Option Access the Owner ID buttons Note:...

  • Page 21: Aspect Control

    This button is used to move through the different aspect ratios. The aspect options are Auto, 16:9, 14:9, JUST, 4:3, Zoom1, Zoom2 and Zoom3. Auto This option determines the best aspect ratio to use to fill your screen. If Auto detects a widescreen signal it switches into the appropriate 16:9 or 14:9 widescreen mode.

  • Page 22: 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. Captions are used by people who are deaf, hearing impaired, learning English or viewing in a noisy environment.

  • Page 23: F.p. (favourite Page), Tv/text, Page Numbers Up And Down, Sub-page Numbers Down And Up

    BUTTON WHAT IT DOES F.P. (FAVOURITE PAGE) This feature will store a favourite page in the TV memory. The TV must be in the LIST mode, receiving a teletext broadcast and the programme number must be between 1 and 25. Push the Blue button.

  • Page 24: Page Number Buttons, Teletext Operation, Reveal, Display Cancel, Time Text

    TELETEXT Operation PAGE NUMBER BUTTONS These buttons allow you to directly enter the page number that you want to view. REVEAL Some Text pages contain concealed information, e.g. the solution to a puzzle. To reveal this information Push the Set Up button.

  • Page 25: Tuning Menu, Sys Select

    This option allows you to switch the television system between the Australian and the New Zealand / Indonesian system. Using the Front Panel Push the F button repeatedly until the Tuning Mode is reached. Tuning mode F: No -/\/ Push the -/\/ or +//\ Button to access the Tuning Menu.

  • Page 26: Auto Tuning

    Tuning Menu Auto Tuning This television has been factory tuned to all major city channels. Use the automatic tuning procedure only if you wish to reset ALL Programme Location Numbers. Refer to “Manual tuning” on page 27 if you only want to retune one or two Programme Location Numbers.

  • Page 27: Manual Tuning, Tuning The Television To A Vcr

    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 F button repeatedly until the Tuning Menu is reached.

  • Page 28: Fine Tuning

    Tuning Menu Fine Tuning 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 F button repeatedly until the Tuning Mode is reached.

  • Page 29: Skip, Tuning Menu

    This option allows you to “Skip” (bypass) the unused or undesired Programme Numbers. The Function is only applicable when the Programme Number Up or down buttons are Pushed. The use of the remote control Direct Programme Number Buttons overrides the Skip function. Using the Front Panel Select the Programme location number you want to “Skip”...

  • Page 30: Remote Control Vcr/dvd Operation, Rewind / Review, Stop, Record, Power Button, Pause, Play

    Remote Control VCR/DVD Operation This remote control has been designed to work with a variety of Panasonic VCRs and DVD players. REWIND / REVIEW Used to rewind the tape quickly or watch the tape / disc in reverse. STOP Used to stop the VCR / DVD.

  • Page 31: 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 32: Connecting Equipment To The Tv, Front Panel Connections, Headphones, Av Equipment

    Connecting Equipment to the TV Front Panel Connections Headphones AV3 IN L/MONO Use stereo headphones with 3.5mm Plug (Not included). S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO When a headphone plug is inserted into the headphone socket the internal speakers will still operate. If someone has trouble hearing the television they can use the headphones and set the volume to a level they are comfortable with.

  • Page 33: Rear Panel Connections, Connecting A Dvd Player Or Set Top Box To The Av Input

    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 34: Connecting A Standard Vcr To The Av Input, Connecting Equipment To The Tv, Monitor Out

    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. VCRs can be connected to any of the AV inputs but we recommend that you use AV5 leaving the other inputs free for S-VHS, DVD or set- top box connections.

  • Page 35: Customer Information, Warnings And Cautions

    Customer Information - Warnings and cautions 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.

  • Page 36: Cleaning The Television, Cleaning The Remote Control, Customer's Record

    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 37: Frequently Asked Questions

    Some minor problems can be corrected very quickly and easily without the cost of a service call. Panasonic has a Customer Care Centre which can answer most questions over the phone. Before you contact the Customer Care Centre with your question we have included the most commonly asked questions.

  • Page 38: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before calling for service, determine the symptoms and make a few simple checks as shown below. Picture Sound Snowy Picture Noisy Sound Multiple Image Normal Sound Noisy Sound Interference Normal Picture No Sound No Picture No Sound No Colour Normal Sound Scrambled Normal or Weak Sound...

  • Page 39: Specifications

    Tuning System Frequency synthesized 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 220 ~ 240Volts + 10% 50Hz Power Consumption TX-86PW300A TX-76PW300A Chassis GP1E...

  • Page 40

    WARRANTY - Australia only 1. The product is warranted for 12 months from the date of purchase. Subject to the conditions of this warranty Panasonic or it’s Authorised Service Centre will perform necessary service on the product without charge for parts or labour if, in the opinion of Panasonic, the product is found to be found to be faulty within the warranty period.

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