PLASMA DISPLAY SYSTEM SYSTEME D’ÉCRAN PLASMA SISTEMA DE PANTALLA DE PLASMA PDP-42A3HD PDP-4214HD Register Your Product at www.pioneerelectronics.com (US) www.pioneerelectronics.ca (Canada) Operating Instructions Mode d’emploi Manual de instrucciones 01-PDP42A3HD-Eng (Cover) 05.4.20, 4:29 PM...
Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
WARNING: THE APPARATUS IS NOT WATER- PROOFS, TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE AND DO NOT PUT ANY WATER SOURCE NEAR THIS APPARATUS, SUCH AS VASE, FLOWER POT, COSMET- ICS CONTAINER AND MEDICINE BOTTLE ETC. WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or cords associated with accessories sold with the prod-...
Contents Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.
Pioneer Plasma Display System incorporates state- of-the-art design and construction, as well as very precise and highly advanced technology. Over the course of its lifetime, the luminosity of the Pioneer PDP-42A3HD/PDP-4214HD Plasma Display System will diminish very slowly, such as with all phosphor-based screens (for example, a traditional tube-type television).
Important User Guidance Information PIONEER bears no responsibility for any damages arising from incorrect use of the product by you or other people, malfunc- tions when in use, other product related problems, and use of the product except in cases where the company must be liable.
Important User Guidance Information Panel sticking and after-image lag • Displaying the same images such as still images for a long time may cause after-image lagging. This may occur in the following two cases. 1. After-image lagging due to remaining electric load When image patterns with very high peak luminance are displayed more than 1 minute, after-image lagging may occur...
25. The Plasma Display weighs about 40.5 kg (89.3 lbs.) for the PDP-42A3HD/PDP-4214HD. Because it has small depth and is unstable, unpack, carry, and install the product with one more person at least and use the handles.
• It is strongly recommended to use the optional PIONEER mounting products. • PIONEER shall not be liable for any personal injury or product damage that results from the use of mounting items other than the optional PIONEER products.
Supplied Accessories Power cord Operating Instructions • Always use the power cord supplied with the Plasma Display. 04-PDP42A3HD-Eng (05-10) AAA size battery × 2 Remote control unit (Alkaline battery) Warranty card 05.4.20, 4:30 PM Hook × 2...
Part Names Plasma Display Front view POWER S TA N D B Y 1 POWER button 2 STANDBY indicator 3 Current input source indicators 4 Remote control sensor 5 INPUT button 05-PDP42A3HD-Eng (11-14) S TA N D B Y STANDBY HDMI 6 OK button 7 MENU button...
Part Names Rear view VIDEO DTV- ANTENNA ANTENNA IN MONITOR OUT / CABLE IN 1 VIDEO 3 terminals (AUDIO/VIDEO/S-VIDEO) 2 DTV-ANTENNA IN terminal 3 ANTENNA/CABLE IN terminal 4 MONITOR OUT terminals (AUDIO/VIDEO) 5 DIGITAL OUT terminal 6 VIDEO 1/VIDEO 2 terminals (AUDIO/VIDEO/ S-VIDEO) 05-PDP42A3HD-Eng (11-14) INPUT...
Part Names Remote control unit INPUT HD WIDE AV SELECTION SOUND EFFECT SCREEN SIZE ENTER C.C. SLEEP FAVORITE DISPLAY RETURN EXIT BACK MUTING SPLIT SPLIT P IN P SWAP INPUT SHIFT SPLIT SPLIT CH– DELETE SIGNAL LIST 05-PDP42A3HD-Eng (11-14) 1 HD WIDE: Adjusts the picture to fit the 16:9 wide aspect ratio.
Part Names MUTING SPLIT SPLIT P IN P SWAP INPUT SHIFT SPLIT SPLIT CH– FAVORITE CH DELETE SIGNAL LIST SPLIT SPLIT P IN P INPUT SHIFT SPLIT SPLIT CH– SIGNAL LIST 23 SPLIT Function Buttons SPLIT: Selects the SPLIT mode (Off, PIP , Twin1 or Twin2).
Preparation Installing the Plasma Display Over 50 cm (19 Over 10 cm (3 inches) Locating • Avoid direct sunlight. Maintain adequate ventilation. • Because the Plasma Display is heavy, be sure to have someone help you when moving it. • If you place anything on the top of the Plasma Display it will not receive enough ventilation and will not operate properly.
Preparation Preparing the remote control unit Inserting batteries Open the battery cover. Insert the supplied two AAA (1.5 V) size batteries. • The battery polarities must correspond with the (+) and (–) indicators in the battery compartment. Close the battery cover. 06-PDP42A3HD-Eng (15-18) Cautions regarding batteries •...
Preparation Cautions regarding the remote control unit • Do not expose the remote control unit to shock, liquid, or high humidity. • Do not place the remote control unit under direct sunlight; the unit may deform. • The remote control unit may not work properly if the remote sensor window of the Plasma Display is under direct sunlight or strong lighting.
Preparation Connecting the power cord Connect the power cord after all component connections are completed. Plasma Display (rear view) VIDEO AUDIO DTV- ANTENNA ANTENNA IN / CABLE IN MONITOR OUT • Use only the supplied power cord. • Be sure to use the specified power supply voltage; neglecting this can result in fire or electric shock.
Basic Operations Turning the power on and off (Standby) Press the POWER button on the bottom of the Plasma Display to enter the standby mode. • The STANDBY indicator lights up. Press the TV button on the remote control or the STANDBY/ ON button on the bottom of the Plasma Display.
Basic Operations Watching TV channels Unless you set up TV channels that you can watch under the current conditions, you cannot tune in those channels. For the procedure, see “Setting up TV channels” on page 25. • When watching a digital TV program, you may see emergency alert messages scrolling at the top of the screen.
Basic Operations Changing the volume and sound To increase the volume, press the VOL + button on the remote control unit. To decrease the volume, press the VOL – button. • The VOLUME +/– buttons on the Plasma Display operates the same as the VOL +/–...
Basic Operations Setting MTS/SAP mode When watching conventional TV programs, you may enjoy stereo sound and/or Secondary Audio Programs (SAP), using the Multi-channel Television Sound (MTS) function. • Stereo broadcasts You can enjoy, for example, sports, shows, and concerts in dynamic stereo sound.
Basic Operations Select PIP/Twin Mode and press the \ or OK button again. Press the c or d button to select the required option as follows, then press the [ or the BACK button. Off - PIP - Twin1 - Twin2 PIP/TWIN PIP/Twin Mode PIP/Twin Input...
Menu Setup Menu configuration Home Menu Item Tuner Setup Scan Channels Scan Analog Channel Scan Digital Channel Edit Channel List Picture AV Selection Brightness Contrast Sharpness Color Tint Noise Reduction Color Temp Sound Effect Bass Treble Balance Auto Volume Level Surround Digital Audio Output Screen...
Tuner Setup Setting up TV channels This section describes how to search and set up TV channels that you can watch under the current conditions. Unless you set up TV channels using Scan Channels, you may not be able to tune in any channels.
Tuner Setup If you want to adjust the tuning, press the c or d button to move to Fine Tune, then press the [ or \ button to obtain good picture and sound quality. Scan Analog Channel Band Channel Name Channel Fine Tune Store Move...
Tuner Setup Display the Channel List You can display a list of all channels. Press the LIST button. • The channel list is displayed. Analog TV 001 C01 002 C02 003 C03 FAV 004 KBS 005 MBS FAV 006 CNN Internati 007 NBS Sports 008 Fox Live TV 009 TBS Sports Ch...
Press the c or d button to move to System, then press the \ or OK button. We suggest you write down your password so you do not forget it. PDP-42A3HD/PDP-4214HD Your password No.: 09-PDP42A3HD-Eng (25-31) Press the c or d button to move to Parental Control, then press the \ or OK button.
Tuner Setup Press the c or d button to select the required rating as follows, then press the [ or BACK button: View - G - PG - PG-13 - R - NC-17 - X Parental Control Change Password V i e w Parental Guidance View P G - 1 3...
Tuner Setup Canadian French ratings Rating Description General: All ages and children, contains minimal direct violence, but may be integrated into the plot in a humorous or unrealistic manner. 8ans+ General but inadvisable for young children: May be viewed by a wide public audience, but could contain scenes disturbing to children under Age-Base...
Tuner Setup Setting the Current Date and Time You can set the current date and time so that the current time is displayed when pressing the DISPLAY button to display information. Press the MENU button. Press the c or d button to move to System, then press the \ or OK button.
Adjustments and Settings Sleep Timer You can select a time period of 10 to 240 minutes after which the Plasma Display automatically switches to standby mode. Press the MENU button. Press the c or d button to move to System, then press the a or OK button.
Adjustments and Settings Customizing the Picture Settings This Plasma Display has several setting options that allow you to control the picture quality. Press the MENU button. Press the c or d button to move to Picture, then press the a or OK button. Press the c or d button to select the required option as follows, then press the a or OK button.
Adjustments and Settings Setting the Color Temperature You can change tint of the screen to suit your requirements. Press the MENU button. Press the c or d button to move to Picture, then press the a or OK button. Press the c or d button to move to Color Temp, then press the a or OK button.
Adjustments and Settings Customizing the Sound Settings This Plasma Display has several setting options that allow you to control the sound quality. Press the MENU button. Press the c or d button to move to Sound, then press the a or OK button. Press the c or d button to select the required option (Bass, Treble, or Balance).
Adjustments and Settings * Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Changing the Screen Size You can change the aspect ratio of the screen to correspond to your viewing requirements. Press the MENU button. Press the c or d button to move to Screen, then press the a or OK button.
Adjustments and Settings Setting for the audio language of digital If you select a digital TV program that provides multi-language services, you can switch the language among followings: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Korean. Press the MENU button. Press the c or d button to move to System, then press the a button or OK button.
Adjustments and Settings Power Control Power Control provides convenient functions for power saving. Switching the Plasma Display Off Automatically Press the MENU button. Press the c or d button to move to System, then press the a or OK button. System Menu Language English...
Enjoying through External Equipment You can connect many types of external equipment to your Plasma Display, like a DVD player, VCR, game console, and camcorder. • To protect all equipment, always turn off the Plasma Display before connecting to a DVD player, VCR, STB, or other external equipment.
Enjoying through External Equipment Connecting to the Component Input L-AUDIO-R L-AUDIO-R Connect the video cable to the VIDEO-Y/Pb/Pr (COMPONENT 1 or COMPONENT 2) input jacks on the Plasma Display and to the video output jacks on the required equipment. • Depending on the manufacturer, the Y/Pb/Pr jacks may be identified as Y/PB/PR, Y/B-Y/R-Y, or Y/CB/CR.
Enjoying through External Equipment Connecting to the HDMI Input The digital video and audio signals can be input to the HDMI terminal. To use the HDMI terminal, activate the terminal and specify the types of video and audio signals to be received from the connected equipment.
Enjoying through External Equipment Connecting to the DIGITAL Audio Output Connect the optical cable to the DIGITAL OUT terminal on the Plasma Display and to the optical input jack on the digital audio system. • When using the digital audio output terminal (optical), you need to make settings depending on your AV receiver.
Appendix Troubleshooting Problem Possible Solution • No power. • Make sure the Plasma Display is connected correctly. (See page 18.) • Is the power cord disconnected? (See page 18.) • Has the power been turned on? (See page 19.) • Check if you pressed TV •...
Appendix The video program that you watch may be high definition (HD) or standard definition (SD). This Plasma Display is designed to scale to each type of definition properly. If the video program’s definition type changes while a menu window is displayed on the screen (for example: HD→SD or SD→HD), the menu size may temporarily shrink or enlarge until the scaling is completed.
Side VIDEO 3 • Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. 12-PDP42A3HD-Eng (43-46) 42" Plasma Display, Model: PDP-42A3HD/PDP-4214HD 1024 × 768 pixels 10 W + 10 W (1 kHz, 10 %, 4 Ω) SRS TruSurround XT 120 V AC, 60 Hz, 250 W (2.5 W Standby)