LIQUID CRYSTAL TELEVISION • The illustrations and on-screen displays in this operation manual are for explanation purposes and may vary slightly from the actual operations. • Menu items that are not selectable are grayed out. • The examples used throughout this manual are based on the LC-32D4U model.
To prevent electromagnetic interference with electric appliances such as radios and televisions, use shielded cables and connectors for connections. DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY SHARP LIQUID CRYSTAL TELEVISION, MODEL LC-37D4U SHARP LIQUID CRYSTAL TELEVISION, MODEL LC-32D4U SHARP LIQUID CRYSTAL TELEVISION, MODEL LC-26D4U This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
DEAR SHARP CUSTOMER Thank you for your purchase of the Sharp Liquid Crystal Television. To ensure safety and many years of trouble-free operation of your product, please read the Important Safety Instructions carefully before using this product. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Electricity is used to perform many useful functions, but it can also cause personal injuries and property damage if improperly handled.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Water and Moisture — Do not use this product near water – for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool; and the like.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an outside antenna is connected to the television equipment, be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
QUICK REFERENCE STOP! To safely remove the AQUOS television from the box It’s best to use 2 people to remove the AQUOS television for stability. 1. Use the cardboard holders on either side of the AQUOS television to remove it from the box.
IF THE UNIT DOES NOT POWER ON - UNPLUG THE AQUOS TELEVISION FROM THE OUTLET AND REPEAT THE INSTALLATION STEPS. IF YOU STILL ENCOUNTER NO POWER, PLEASE CONTACT US AT 1-800-BE-SHARP. Please refer to the BASIC ADJUSTMENT SETTINGS SECTION for EZ setup and basic channel setup functions and USING EXTERNAL EQUIPMENT SECTION for other device connections (DVD, VCR, AUDIO, etc) in your AQUOS operation manual.
……………………………… 28 COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE NOTICE • It is the intent of Sharp that this product be used in full compliance with the copyright laws of the United States and that prior permission be obtained from copyright owners whenever necessary.
Supplied accessories Make sure the following accessories are provided with the product. Remote control unit (g1) Page 7 Cable clamp (g1) Page 6 NOTE • Always use the AC cord supplied with the LCD-TV. Trademarks • Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Part names TV (Front) Volume buttons (VOLl/k ) OPC sensor NOTE • See page 14 for status indicator. Channel INPUT button buttons (CHs/r) POWER button POWER indicator Remote control sensor OPC/DL indicator *OPC: Optical Picture Control (See page 25.) *DL: DownLoad...
Part names TV (Rear) MONITOR OUTPUT terminals INPUT 3 terminals INPUT 1 terminals DIGITAL CABLE IN terminal * Press RESET if the TV cannot return to its original state after performing various operations. • AV MODE resets to DYNAMIC (Fixed) •...
Part names Remote control unit TV POWER: Switches the Liquid Crystal Television power on or enters Standby mode. (See page 14.) DISPLAY: Displays the channel information. SOURCE POWER: Turns the power of the external equipment on and off. External equipment operational buttons: Operates the external equipment.
Preparation Using the remote control unit Use the remote control unit by pointing it towards the remote control sensor on the TV. Objects between the remote control unit and the remote control sensor may prevent proper operation. Cautions regarding remote control unit •...
Watching TV Simple operations for watching a TV program POWER indicator OPC/DL indicator TV POWER TV status indicator (POWER) Lighting (Blue) OFF/Standby Lights off Turning on the power Press POWER on the TV or press TV POWER on the remote control.
Watching TV Initial setup When you turn on the TV for the first time, it will automatically memorize the broadcasting channels where you live. Perform the following steps before you press TV POWER on the remote control unit. 1. Insert the batteries into the remote control unit. (See page 7.) 2.
Watching TV Changing channels-Air/Cable You can change channels in several ways by pressing AIR or CABLE to select the antenna and then following one of the methods below . Method 1 Using CHr/s on the remote control unit or on the TV. Method 2 1.
Watching TV Changing volume/sound I Changing the volume You can change the volume on the TV or on the remote control unit. I Using VOL k k k k k /l l l l l • To increase the volume, press VOL k k k k k . •...
Watching TV Setting MTS/SAP stereo mode The TV has a feature that allows reception of sound other than the main audio for the program. This feature is called Multi-channel Television Sound (MTS). The TV with MTS can receive mono sound, stereo sound and Secondary Audio Programs (SAP).
Watching TV Connecting Digital Cable Module Digital Cable Module is called CableCARD™. By attaching the CableCARD security module, you can receive various digital services provided by your Cable Company. To obtain and use a CableCARD security module you need to first submit an application. Please contact your cable company to discuss receiving an application.
Basic adjustment settings Menu items List of menu items to help you with operations Picture OPC ... Page 25 Backlight ... Page 25 Contrast ... Page 25 Brightness ... Page 25 Color ... Page 25 Tint ... Page 25 Sharpness ... Page 25 Advanced Color Temp.
Basic adjustment settings EZ Setup You can run EZ Setup again, even after setting up the preset channels. Language setting Select from among 3 languages: English, French and Spanish. Press MENU and the MENU screen displays. Press c/d to select “Setup”. Press a/b to select “EZ Setup”, and then press ENTER.
Basic adjustment settings Channel memory setting Press MENU and the MENU screen displays. Press c/d to select “Setup”. Press a/b to select “CH Setup”, and then press ENTER. • If you already set the Secret No., input the 4- digit secret number here. See page 40 for setting a secret number.
Basic adjustment settings Cable Reception • This menu provides useful technical information for when the CableCARD security module is installed by cable service personnel. The following information may vary depending on your cable service provider. Press MENU and the MENU screen displays. Press c/d to select “Setup”.
Basic adjustment settings Standby Mode Standby Mode may be set to either start the TV quickly from standby or conserve energy while on standby. Press MENU and the MENU screen displays. Press c/d to select “Setup”. Press a/b to select “Standby Mode”, and then press ENTER.
Basic adjustment settings Picture adjustments Adjusts the picture to your preference with the following picture settings. Press MENU and the MENU screen displays. Press c/d to select “Picture”. Press a/b to select a specific adjustment item. Press c/d to adjust the item to your desired position.
Basic adjustment settings Advanced picture adjustments This TV provides various advanced functions for optimizing the picture quality. Press MENU and the MENU screen displays. Press c/d to select “Picture”. Press a/b to select “Advanced”, and then press ENTER. Press a/b to select a specific adjustment item.
Basic adjustment settings Sound adjustment You can adjust the sound quality to your preference with the following settings. Press MENU and the MENU screen displays. Press c/d to select “Audio”. MENU [ Audio ] Audio Power Control Treble [ 0] –15 Bass [ 0]...
Basic adjustment settings Power Control Power control setting allows you to save energy. No signal off When set to “Enable”, the power will automatically shut down if no signal inputs for 15 minutes. Press MENU and the MENU screen displays. Press c/d to select “Power Control”.
Using external equipment You can connect many types of external equipment to your TV, like a DVD player, VCR, Digital TV tuner, HDMI equipment, game console and camcorder. To view external source images, select the input source from INPUT on the remote control unit or on the TV. Displaying an external equipment image Explanation here is for the setting when connecting DVD to INPUT1 terminal.
Using external equipment Connecting a DVD player or a Digital TV STB (Air or Cable) You can use the INPUT 1, INPUT 2 or INPUT 3 terminals when connecting to a DVD player, a Digital TV STB (Air or Cable) and other audiovisual equipment. NOTE •...
Using external equipment Connecting HDMI equipment Please use the INPUT 4 terminal when connecting HDMI equipment. When using an HDMI-DVI conversion cable, input the audio signal to AUDIO terminal of INPUT4. Displaying an image from HDMI equipment To watch an HDMI equipment image, select “INPUT4”...
Useful adjustment settings Image position For adjusting a picture’s horizontal and vertical position. Press MENU and the MENU screen displays. Press c/d to select “Setup”. Press a/b to select “Position”, and then press ENTER. Press a/b to select “H-Pos.” or “V-Pos.”. H-Pos.
Useful adjustment settings Input Select Selecting input source Use this menu to select the input source. Press INPUT. • A list of selectable sources appears. Press INPUT again to select the input source. • An image from the selected source automatically displays.
Useful adjustment settings Input Label Lets you set the input terminal displayed using the INPUT SOURCE menu or channel display. Press INPUT to select the desired input mode. Press MENU and the MENU screen displays. Press c/d to select “Setup”. Press a/b to select “Input Label”, and then press ENTER.
Useful adjustment settings AV MODE AV MODE gives you six viewing options to choose from to best match environment of the TV, which can vary due to factors like room brightness, type of program watched or the type of image input from external equipment.
Useful adjustment settings Digital Noise Reduction Produces a clearer video image. Press MENU and the MENU screen displays. Press c/d to select “Option”. Press a/b to select “Digital Noise Reduction”, and then press ENTER. Press a/b to select the desired level, and then press ENTER.
Useful adjustment settings Color System Select the optimum color systems to receive. (Auto, NTSC, PAL-M, PAL-N) Press MENU and the MENU screen displays. Press c/d to select “Option”. Press a/b to select “Color System”, and then press ENTER. Press a/b to select a compatible video signal system of your equipment, and then press ENTER.
Useful adjustment settings Closed Captions and Digital Closed Captions • Your TV is equipped with an internal Closed Caption decoder. It allows you to view conversations, narration and sound effects as subtitles on your TV. Closed Captions are available on some TV programs, and on some VHS home video tapes, at the election of the program provider.
Useful adjustment settings Caption Setup This function allows you to adjust the closed caption screen appearance to suit your preference. Press MENU and the MENU screen displays. Press c/d to select “Option”. Press a/b to select “Caption Setup”, and then press ENTER. Press a/b to select a specific adjustment item.
Useful adjustment settings Secret number setting for parental control Allows you to use a secret number to protect certain settings from being accidentally changed. IMPORTANT: Three conditions must be met to enable V-Chip (see pages 40 to 45): 1 Secret No. is registered. 2 V-Chip settings have been made.
Useful adjustment settings Changing the secret number Allows you to change your current secret number. Repeat steps 1 to 3 in Setting a secret number. • Secret number setting menu displays. Input the 4-digit secret number by using 0 – Press a/b to select “Secret No.”, and then press ENTER.
Useful adjustment settings Parental control (setting V-CHIP level) V-CHIP is an electronic filtering device built into your TV. This tool gives parents a great degree of control over broadcasts accessed by their children. It allows parents to select programs judged suitable for child viewing while blocking ones judged not suitable.
Useful adjustment settings Voluntary movie rating system (MPAA) Press MENU and the MENU screen displays. Press c/d to select “Setup”. Press a/b to select “Parental CTRL”, and then press ENTER. • Secret number setting menu displays only when “Secret No.” is set. (See page 40.) •...
Useful adjustment settings Canadian Rating Systems • The TV rating systems in Canada are based on the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) policy on violence in television programming. • While violence is the most important content element to be rated, the structure developed takes into consideration other program content like language, nudity, sexuality and mature themes.
Useful adjustment settings Canadian English ratings Press MENU and the MENU screen displays. Press c/d to select “Setup”. Press a/b to select “Parental CTRL”, and then press ENTER. • Secret number setting menu displays only when “Secret No.” is set. (See page 40.) •...
Other viewing options Viewing a list of channels You can view a list of all currently available broadcast channels. Press CH LIST. • A list of all channels (Air or Cable) currently available will be displayed. Air/Cable CH LIST Number 2.10 (Example) Channel List Screen for Air Broadcasts...
Other viewing options Freezing images Allows you to capture and freeze an image from a moving image that you are watching. Press FREEZE. • A moving image is captured. Press FREEZE again to cancel the function. NOTE • This function does not work in INPUT 4 (HDMI). •...
Other viewing options Cable control buttons When the FUNCTION is set to CBL/SAT the cable converter connected to the TV can operate using 1 to SOURCE POWER Turns the cable converter power on and off. 0 – 9 Press a button (or buttons) that corresponds to the channel that you wish to watch.
Other viewing options VCR control buttons The remote control unit button will function as follows when the FUNCTION of the remote control unit is set to VCR. • When the input selector button having the same number as the input terminal connecting the VCR is pressed, the VCR can operate using 1 to 8.
Other viewing options Notice I When you change your address • If you change your address, please return the CableCARD security module to your Cable Provider Company. • You will need to request a new CableCARD security module from the cable provider at your new location. I About EAS (Emergency Alert System) •...
• Installing the Liquid Crystal Television requires special skill that should only be performed by qualified service personnel. Customers should not attempt to do the work themselves. SHARP bears no responsibility for improper mounting or mounting that results in accident or injury.
Appendix Troubleshooting Problem • No power • Unit cannot be operated. • Remote control unit does not operate. • Picture is cut off/with sidebar screen. • Strange color, light color, or color misalignment • Power is suddenly turned off. • No picture •...
Appendix RS-232C port specifications PC Control of the TV • When a program is set, the TV can be controlled from the PC using the RS-232C terminal. The input signal (PC/AV) can be selected, the volume can be adjusted and various other adjustments and settings can be made, enabling automatic programmed playing.
Appendix Response code format Normal response Return code (0DH) Problem response (communication error or incorrect command) Return code (0DH) Command table • Commands not indicated here are not guaranteed to operate. CONTROL ITEM COMMAND PARAMETER POWER SETTING P O W R INPUT SELECTION A TOGGLE T G D...
Operating temperature • As part of policy of continuous improvement, SHARP reserves the right to make design and specification changes for product improvement without prior notice. The performance specification figures indicated are nominal values of production units. There may be some deviations from these values in individual units.
Dimensional drawings LC-26D4U HOW TO SET THE FACTORY PRESETS Check that the power indicator is not on. Remove the AC cord and switch off the power. Press and hold down RESET at the same time as you re-insert the AC Cord into the outlet and switch on the TV. All setting items (except TV channel) return to the factory presetting.
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