LC-37DW99U 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. IMPORTANT: To aid reporting in case of loss or theft, please record the TV's model and serial numbers in the space provided.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY: SHARP LIQUID CRYSTAL TELEVISION, MODEL LC-37DW99U This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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.
Supplied accessories Make sure the following accessories are provided with the product. Remote control unit “AAA” size battery (g1) (g2) Page 8 Page 8 NOTE • Always use the AC cord supplied with the TV. QUICK REFERENCE Attaching the stand •...
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. • Lift onto installation location as the diagram illustrates. Ventilation & Cleaning Tips Keep your AQUOS television in a well ventilated area and make sure not to place it by a heat source or use near water.
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...
Part names TV (Front) NOTE *OPC: Optical Picture Control (See page 26.) **See page 16 for TV status indicator. TV (Rear/Top) HDMI terminal (INPUT 4) HDMI terminal (INPUT 5) DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT terminal AUDIO terminals (INPUT 5) Antenna/Cable in Channel buttons (CHs/r) Volume buttons...
Part names Remote control unit NOTE • When using the remote control unit, point it at the TV. TV POWER: Switch the TV power on or enters standby. (See page 16.) DISPLAY: Display the channel information. SOURCE POWER: Turns the power of the external equipment on and off.
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 the remote control unit •...
Preparation You can connect many types of external equipment to your TV like a Blu-ray disc player, HD-DVD player, DVD player, VCR, Digital TV tuner, HDMI equipment, game console or camcorder. To view external source images, select the input source from INPUT on the remote control unit or on the TV. (See pages 30 and 31.) CAUTION •...
Preparation Connecting a VCR, game console or camcorder A VCR, game console, camcorder and other audiovisual equipment can be conveniently connected using the INPUT 1 or 2 terminals. When using S-VIDEO cable. (INPUT 2) (commercially available) (commercially available) VCR/Game console/Camcorder When using composite cable.
Preparation Connecting a PC When connecting to a PC with an HDMI terminal. (INPUT 4 or 5) (commercially available) NOTE • The HDMI terminals only support digital signal. PC compatibility chart It is necessary to set the PC correctly to display XGA and WXGA signal. Refer to page 37 to set PC input signals. Resolution 720 x 400 640 x 480...
Watching TV Simple operations for watching a TV program POWER OPC indicator indicator SLEEP indicator TV POWER (On/Standby) TV status indicator (POWER) Lighting (Green) Standby Lights off Turning on the power Press POWER on the TV, or TV POWER on the remote control unit.
Watching TV Initial setup When you turn on the TV for the ﬁ rst 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 8.) 2.
Watching TV Simple button operations for changing channels You can change channels in several ways. Method 1 Using CH r/s on the remote control unit or on the Method 2 1 Press FLASHBACK to switch to the previously tuned channel. 2 Press FLASHBACK again to switch back to the currently tuned channel.
Watching TV Simple button operations for changing volume/sound ■ Changing the volume You can change the volume on the TV or on the remote control unit. ■ Using VOLk/l • To increase the volume, press VOLk. • To decrease the volume, press VOLl. Volume adjustment NOTE •...
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).
Basic adjustment settings Menu operation buttons Use the following buttons on the remote control to operate the menu. MENU: Press to open or close the menu screen. a/b/c/d: Press to select a desired item on the screen or adjust a selected item. ENTER: Press to go to the next step or complete the setting.
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 to display the MENU screen, and then 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 to display the MENU screen, and then 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.
Basic adjustment settings Favorite channel setting This function allows you to program 4 favorite channels, in 4 different categories. By setting the favorite channels in advance, you can select your favorite channels easily. Using FAVORITE CH on the remote control unit Select the channel you want to register as a favorite channel.
Basic adjustment settings Picture adjustments Adjusts the picture to your preference with the following picture settings. Press MENU to display the MENU screen, and then press c/d to select “Picture”. Press a/b to select a speciﬁ c adjustment item. Press c/d to adjust the item to the desired level.
Basic adjustment settings Advanced picture adjustments This TV provides various advanced functions for optimizing the picture quality. Press MENU to display the MENU screen, and then press c/d to select “Picture”. Press a/b to select “Advanced”, and then press ENTER. Press a/b to select a speciﬁ...
Basic adjustment settings Sound adjustment You can adjust the sound quality to your preference with the following settings. Press MENU to display the MENU screen, and then press c/d to select “Audio”. Audio Power Control Treble [ 0] Bass [ 0] Balance [ 0] Surround...
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 there is no signal for 15 minutes. Press MENU to display the MENU screen, and then press c/d to select “Power Control”.
Using external equipment Displaying an external equipment image To view external source images, select the input source from INPUT on the remote control unit or on the TV. Press INPUT. • A list of selectable sources appears. INPUT SOURCE INPUT1 INPUT2 INPUT3 INPUT4...
Using external equipment Displaying an image from HDMI equipment To watch an HDMI equipment image, select INPUT4 or INPUT 5 from “INPUT SOURCE” menu using INPUT on the remote control unit or on the TV. INPUT SOURCE INPUT1 INPUT2 INPUT3 INPUT4 INPUT5 Press MENU to display the MENU screen, and...
Useful adjustment settings Language setting You can also select a language from the Setup menu. Select from among 3 languages: English, French and Spanish. Press MENU to display the MENU screen, and then press c/d to select “Setup”. Press a/b to select “Language”, and then press ENTER.
Useful adjustment settings Input Label Lets you set the input terminal displayed when using the INPUT SOURCE menu or channel display. Press INPUT to select the desired input source. Press MENU to display the MENU screen, and then press c/d to select “Setup”. Press a/b to select “Input Label”, and then press ENTER.
Useful adjustment settings View Mode for 4:3 Programs Press VIEW MODE. • The View Mode menu displays. • The menu lists the View Mode options selectable for the type of video signal currently being received. Example View Mode Side Bar S.
Useful adjustment settings View Mode (for PC input mode) You can select the screen size. NOTE • Connect the PC before making adjustments. (See page 15.) • Selectable screen size may vary with input signal type. Press VIEW MODE. • The View Mode menu displays. Example View Mode Normal...
Useful adjustment settings Advanced Option settings Perform the following steps to set the Option menu items on this page. Press MENU to display the MENU screen, and then press c/d to select “Option”. Press a/b to select a speciﬁ c adjustment item, and then press ENTER.
Useful adjustment settings AV MODE AV MODE gives you 7 viewing options to choose from to best match the surrounding 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 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 discretion 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 to display the MENU screen, and then press c/d to select “Option”. Press a/b to select “Caption Setup”, and then press ENTER.
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 the V-Chip (see pages 40 to 45): 1 Secret No. is registered. 2 V-Chip/V-Chip (DTV Only) settings have been made.
Useful adjustment settings Changing the secret number Allows you to change your current secret number. Repeat steps 1 and 2 in Setting a secret number. • The secret number setting menu displays. Input the 4-digit secret number by using 0–9. 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 ﬁ ltering 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 to display the MENU screen, and then press c/d to select “Setup”. Press a/b to select “Parental CTRL”, and then press ENTER. • The secret number setting menu displays only when “Secret No.”...
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 to display the MENU screen, and then 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 Freezing images Allows you to capture and freeze a moving image that you are watching. Press FREEZE. • A moving image is captured. Press FREEZE again to cancel the function. NOTE • When this function is not available, “No displaying still image available.”...
Other viewing options Manufacturer codes REMOTE CONTROL CODE VCR BRAND DVD/LD BRAND NUMBER CATV/SAT BRAND NOTE • Numbers marked with * are SAT codes, all others are CATV codes. AUDIO BRAND REMOTE CONTROL CODE NUMBER REMOTE CONTROL CODE NUMBER REMOTE CONTROL CODE NUMBER...
Other viewing options ■ Cable control buttons When the FUNCTION is set to CBL/SAT, the cable converter connected to the TV can be operated using 1 to 4. 1 SOURCE POWER Turns the cable converter power on and off. 2 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. • Press INPUT until the input connected to the VCR is selected. The following 1 to 8 can be used to control the VCR.
Setting the TV on the wall CAUTION • This TV should be mounted on the wall only with the AN-37AG2 (SHARP) wall mount bracket. The use of other wall mount brackets may result in an unstable installation and may cause serious injuries.
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 •...
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CLEARING THE SECRET NUMBER If you forget the secret number, clear the secret number using the following procedure. Press MENU to display the MENU screen, and then press c/d to select “Setup”. Press a/b to select “EZ Setup”, “CH Setup”, “Parental CTRL” or “Reset”, and the Secret number input screen displays.
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