CAUTION WARNING The POWER switch on this unit will not completely shut off all power To prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked flame from the AC outlet. Since the power cord serves as the main disconnect sources (such as a lighted candle) on the equipment. device for the unit, you will need to unplug it from the AC outlet to shut D3-4-2-1-7a_A_En down all power.
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.
Contents 10 Useful adjustment settings 13 Additional information Switching the vertical drive frequency ....46 Troubleshooting ........59 Adjusting image positions (AV mode only) .
Over the course of its lifetime, the luminosity of the Pioneer PDP- • Distance the unit slightly from other equipment, walls, etc. For 507XDA/PDP-427XDA Plasma Display will diminish very slowly, the minimum space required around the unit, see page 15.
2.3 million cells in case of a 42 inch display; cleaning cloth or other similar cloths (e.g., cotton and flannel). If over 3.1 million cells in case of a 50 inch display). All Pioneer you use a dusty or hard cloth or if you rub the screen hard, the display panels are manufactured using a very high level of ultra- surface of the product will be scratched.
Important user information Caution 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. After-image lagging due to remaining electrical load When image patterns with very high peak luminance are displayed for more than 1 minute, after-image lagging may occur due to the remaining electric load.
Safety precautions Chapter 2 Safety precautions Electricity is used to perform many useful functions, but it can also 13. The plasma display used in this product is made of glass. Therefore, it can break when the product is dropped or applied with cause personal injuries and property damage if improperly impact.
Rear (PDP-427XDA) Note • It is strongly recommended to use the optional Pioneer mounting products. • Pioneer shall not be liable for any personal injury or product Mounting Mounting damage that results from the use of mounting items other than...
Supplied accessories Chapter 3 Supplied accessories Check that all of the following accessories are supplied in the box. Cleaning cloth Remote control Warranty card AA size batteries x 2 Operating instructions Ferrite core Cable tie (for ferrite core) Speed clamps x 3 Bead bands x 3 Power cord...
Part names Chapter 4 Part names Plasma display (front) PDP-507XDA Side Side Front INPUT 5 POWER ON STANDBY SLEEP SLEEP POWER ON STANDBY PDP-427XDA Side Front Side INPUT 5 STANDBY SLEEP Viewed from the underside of the display...
21 INPUT 1 (AUDIO L, R) MONITOR OUT (AUDIO R, L) 10 INPUT 2 (COMPONENT VIDEO: Y, P 22 PC INPUT (AUDIO (STEREO)) 23 CONTROL OUT 11 INPUT 1 (COMPONENT VIDEO: Y, P 24 SPEAKERS L, R terminals (PDP-507XDA only) 12 SUBWOOFER output terminal...
Part names /// Remote control unit Selects a desired item on the setting screen. ENTER Point the remote control at the plasma display to operate. Executes a command. DTV input mode: Executes a command or displays the Programme List. Colour (RED/GREEN/YELLOW/BLUE) TELETEXT mode: Selects a page.
• Allow enough space around the upper and back parts when installing to ensure adequate ventilation of the rear of the unit. Using the optional Pioneer stand For details on installation, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the stand.
Preparation Preventing the plasma display from falling Using a wall for stabilisation over Attach falling prevention bolts (hooks) to the plasma display. After installing the stand, be sure to take special care to ensure Use strong cords to stabilise it appropriately and firmly to that the plasma display will not fall over.
• Be careful not to subject any connecting cables to strain. Standard DIN45325 plug (IEC169-2) Tidying the speaker cables (PDP-507XDA only) 75-ohm coaxial cable (round cable) (commercially available) Use the supplied bead bands as necessary to tidy the speaker cables.
(–) indicators in the battery compartment. Note Close the battery cover. • With the PDP-427XDA, the SR logo is located at the lower right on the speaker but the location of the remote control sensor is the same as with the PDP-507XDA.
Preparation Caution • Do not expose the remote control unit to shock. In addition, do not expose the remote control unit to liquids, and do not place in an area with high humidity. • Do not install or place the remote control unit under direct sunlight.
Watching TV Chapter 6 Watching TV PDP-507XDA Important • Before watching broadcast channels, the built-in TV tuner POWER button must be set up. See Setting up TV channels automatically on page 27 for how to do this. Turning the power on POWER ON indicator •...
Watching TV Changing channels Note • Press CH RETURN to switch back to the previous channel. Use the remote control or the control panel on the right-hand side Press CH RETURN again to return to the current channel. of the plasma display to change channels. •...
Watching TV While watching a digital TV channel, press - to change • Switching the broadcast audio channel the audio channel. Depending on the broadcast, you can switch the audio channel. M p e g D o l b y The table below shows the available channel number displayed when receiving digital TV broadcasts.
Watching TV Using the multiscreen functions Use the following procedure to select the 2-Screen or Picture in Picture mode. Important • Displaying a split screen for a long period of time, or for shorter periods of time everyday, may result in image retention. 2-Screen •...
Watching TV Freezing images Use the following procedure to capture and freeze one frame from a moving image that you are watching. Important • Displaying a static image for a long period of time, or for shorter periods of time everyday, may result in image retention. •...
The Home Menu Chapter 7 The Home Menu AV mode menu overview PC mode menu overview Home Menu Item Page Home Menu Item Page Picture AV Selection Picture AV Selection Contrast Contrast Brightness Brightness Colour Tint Green Sharpness Blue Pro Adjust Reset Reset Sound...
The Home Menu Using the Home Menu The following describes the typical procedure for setting up the menus. For the actual procedures, see the appropriate pages that describe individual functions. Press HOME MENU. Press / to select a menu item, and then press ENTER. Repeat step 2 until you access the desired submenu item.
Setting up Chapter 8 Setting up Setting up TV channels automatically Setting up analogue TV channels manually This section describes how to automatically search for and set up Use the Manual Adjust function to set up analogue TV channels TV channels. manually.
Setting up Select “System“ (/). Reducing video noise 10 Select a sound system (/). For the individual channels, you can specify whether the plasma You can select from among “B/G”, “D/K”, “I”, “M/N”. display should reduce video noise depending on the levels of broadcasting signals.
Setting up Select “High Deviation“ (/). Repeat step 8 to enter up to five characters. • To correct entered characters, select  or  on the Select “Off“, “High”, “Mid” or “Low” (/). screen, and then press ENTER. The cursor moves to the preceding or subsequent character.
Setting up Language setting For AV source Item Description For the language to be used in the TELETEXT mode while watching STANDARD Well defined image in a normally lit room an analogue TV channel, you can select from among West Europe, This setting is shared by the external inputs and TV East Europe, Greece/Turkey, Russia, and Arabia.
Setting up For PC source, the following screen appears. Advanced picture adjustments Picture The plasma display provides various advanced functions for AV Selection STANDARD optimising the picture quality. For details on these functions, see the tables. Contrast Brightness Using PureCinema Green Press HOME MENU.
Setting up Using Colour Management Colour Temp Press HOME MENU. Adjusts the colour temperature, resulting in a better white balance. Select “Picture“ (/ then ENTER). Selections High White with bluish tone Select “Pro Adjust“ (/ then ENTER). Mid-High Intermediate tone between High and Mid Natural tone Select “Colour Detail“...
Setting up Using Intelligent Colour Using the Dynamic Range Expander (DRE) functions Press HOME MENU. Press HOME MENU. Select “Picture“ (/ then ENTER). Select “Picture“ (/ then ENTER). Select “Pro Adjust“ (/ then ENTER). Select “Pro Adjust“ (/ then ENTER). Select “Colour Detail“...
Setting up Using the 3DYC and I-P Mode Sound adjustments Press HOME MENU. You can adjust the sound quality to your preference with the Select “Picture“ (/ then ENTER). following settings. Select “Pro Adjust“ (/ then ENTER). Adjust the sound to your preference for the chosen AV Selection option.
Setting up FOCUS Note This shifts the apparent direction of the sound upward for more • You cannot adjust the front surround effect for listening with clearly defined sound. headphones. Press HOME MENU. • If you change the front surround effect with headphones Select “Sound“...
Setting up No Signal off (AV mode only) Note The system will be automatically placed into the standby mode if no • To adjust the volume for headphones after selecting “Sub”, signal is received for 15 minutes. always use “Sub Volume” from the menu, whether the screen Press HOME MENU.
Setting up Power Management (PC mode only) The system will be automatically placed into the standby mode when no signal is received from the PC. Press HOME MENU. Select “Power Control” (/ then ENTER). Select “Power Management” (/ then ENTER). Select “Mode 1”...
Enjoying DTV broadcasts Chapter 9 Enjoying DTV broadcasts Watching DTV programmes Changing favourite channels Digital TV (DTV) opens up a new world of free-to-air terrestrial Press TV/DTV to select the DTV mode. programming. It provides more channels, clearer picture quality, Press FAV.
Enjoying DTV broadcasts Customising channel related settings Parental Control This section describes how to customise various channel related With the Parental Control, adults can prevent children from settings. These settings include favourite channel registration and watching inappropriate TV programmes. When an attempt is made Parental Lock setting.
Enjoying DTV broadcasts Restricted and above Select the city or region (/ then ENTER). • Channel search automatically starts. If any new channel is • Programmes contain inappropriate content for children under 18. found, it is automatically registered on the plasma display. Note Scan Status CH 8...
Enjoying DTV broadcasts Select “Yes” to start “Auto Scan” (/ then ENTER). Select “Manual Scan” (/ then ENTER). • The tuner starts scanning from channel 6 to channel 69. The • A scanning data entry screen appears. percentage bar shows the progress. Scan Status 9/69 Channel No.:...
Enjoying DTV broadcasts Clear All Data Time Zone Setup This function resets all DTV-related settings and preset channels to Use this function to display the correct time when the banner factory default. (i-PLATE) appears on the screen. Designate the correct city or region you live in, otherwise incorrect time displays.
Enjoying DTV broadcasts Selecting a digital audio format Selecting an audio language Use the following procedure to switch between the PCM and Dolby Use the following procedure to switch the audio language for the Digital audio format. programme being watched. Press HOME MENU.
Enjoying DTV broadcasts Displaying technical information Use this function to check the hardware/software version number. Press HOME MENU. Select “Setup” (/ then ENTER). Select “DTV Setup” (/ then ENTER). Select “Setup” (/ then ENTER). Select “Software” (/ then ENTER). Select “Current Version” and press ENTER. Current Version System Information H/W Version :...
Useful adjustment settings Chapter 10 Useful adjustment settings Switching the vertical drive frequency Note • To restore the factory defaults for all items, press / to select You can switch the vertical drive frequency for screen display “Reset” in step 4, and then press ENTER. A confirmation screen between 75 Hz and 100 Hz.
Useful adjustment settings Adjusting image positions and clock Note manually (PC mode only) • The factory default is “Auto”. • You need to perform colour system setting for each of INPUT 1, Usually you can easily adjust the positions and clock of images 2, 3 and 5.
Useful adjustment settings PC mode (for XGA signals) Selecting a screen size automatically Item Description The plasma display automatically selects an appropriate screen Matches input signal with the same number of screen size when the received video signals contain WSS (wide screen pixels.
Useful adjustment settings Changing the brightness at both sides of Using a password (AV mode only) the screen (Side Mask) The plasma display provides the Child lock and Parental lock functions for preventing children from watching inappropriate With the 4:3, FULL 14:9, or CINEMA 14:9 screen size selected, you programmes.
(1 2 3 4). We suggest you write down your password so you don’t forget it. If you forget the password PDP-507XDA / PDP-427XDA When the message “Please Input Your Password” is displayed, Your password No.: press the ENTER button on the remote control unit and hold it down for 3 seconds or longer.
Using with other equipment Chapter 11 Using with other equipment You can connect many types of external equipment to your plasma Note display, like a set top box, VCR, DVD player, personal computer, game console, and camcorder. • Signal priority for the INPUT 1 terminals is (1) Component video, (2) S-Video, (3) Video.
Using with other equipment Connecting a VCR Connecting a game console or camcorder Use the INPUT 3 terminals when connecting a VCR and other Use the INPUT 5 terminals to connect a game console, camcorder audiovisual equipment. and other audiovisual equipment. Use either an S-Video or standard video cable for the video signal.
Using with other equipment Connecting a personal computer Connecting an amplifier/AV receiver Use the PC terminals to connect a personal computer. You can enjoy more powerful sound by connecting an amplifier/ AV receiver and subwoofer to the plasma display. • The PC input terminal is DDC1/2B-compatible. PDP-427XDA (rear) PDP-427XDA (rear) Optical digital...
Using with other equipment Avoiding unwanted feedback Input signal correlation table 1920 x 1080i@50 Hz You can prevent unwanted feedback from adversely affecting the 720 x 576p@50 Hz quality of images. Specify the output terminal whose output is to be inhibited.
Using with other equipment For INPUT 4, connect just an HDMI cable - this carries both the To specify the type of digital video signals: audio and video signals. Repeat steps 1 to 3 provided for “Activating the INPUT 3 HDMI terminal“.
Connect control cords between the plasma display and other connection. Pioneer equipment having the t logo to be able to operate the • When using SR+, connect the plasma display directly to the connected equipment via the remote control sensor on the plasma receiver with the SR+ cable.
Using Teletext Chapter 12 Using Teletext Using the Teletext functions Operating the Teletext basics for analogue TV or external input sources What is Teletext? Teletext broadcasts pages of information and entertainment to Turning on and off Teletext specially equipped television sets. Your plasma display receives Select a TV channel or external input source providing a Teletext signals broadcast by TV networks, and decodes them into Teletext programme.
Using Teletext Displaying subpages Operating the Teletext basics for DTV You can display several subpages as they are transmitted. TEXT 01:44:37 Note • When the current DTV programme contains Teletext information, you can display it on the screen by pressing .
• Sound is output from only a single speaker. • Has the balance been correctly adjusted? (See page 34.) • Check that the speakers are connected properly. (PDP-507XDA only) • Sound is reversed between the left and right speakers • The speakers are wired to the wrong speaker terminals.
POWER on the plasma display, and then turn the power on again in after one minute or more. • If the problem is not solved with this, contact a Pioneer Service Centre or Pioneer Authorised Independent Service Company. These are listed on your warranty card.
Additional information Specifications Item 50” Plasma Display, model: PDP-507XDA 42” Plasma Display, model: PDP-427XDA Number of pixels 1365 x 768 pixels 1024 x 768 pixels 13 W + 13 W (1 kHz, 10 %, 8 Ω) Audio amplifier Speakers Woofer: 4.8 cm x 13 cm cone type –...
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