• Menu items that are not selectable are grayed out. • The examples used throughout this manual are based on the LC-40C37U model. IMPORTANT: To aid reporting in case of loss or theft, please record the TV's model and serial numbers in the space provided.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT. CAUTION: DO NOT PLACE THIS PRODUCT ON AN UNSTABLE CART, STAND, TRIPOD, BRACKET, OR TABLE. THE PRODUCT MAY FALL CAUSING SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY AND SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE PRODUCT.
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 ( g 1) Page 8 Cable Clamp ( g 1) Page 7 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. Use the cardboard holders on either side of the AQUOS television to remove it from the box. Remove the cardboard;...
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.
Contents IMPORTANT INFORMATION ... 1 Trademarks... 2 DEAR SHARP CUSTOMER ... 3 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS... 3 Supplied accessories ... 6 QUICK REFERENCE... 6 Attaching the stand ... 6 Contents... 9 Part names ... 10 TV (Front) ... 10 TV (Rear) ... 11 Remote control unit ...
Part names TV (Front) Volume buttons (VOL l / k ) Remote control sensor NOTE *OPC: Optical Picture Control (See page 23.) **See page 14 for TV status indicator. Channel buttons (CH s / r ) INPUT button OPC sensor* OPC indicator* POWER indicator**...
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 mode. (See page 14.) 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 remote control unit •...
Watching TV Simple operations for watching a TV program POWER POWER indicator OPC indicator TV POWER (On/Standby) TV status indicator (POWER) Lighting (Green) OFF/Standby Lights off Turning on the power Press POWER on the TV, or 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. Insert the batteries into the remote control unit. (See page 8.) Connect the antenna cable to the TV.
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.
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 VOL k / l • To increase the volume, press VOL k . • To decrease the volume, press VOL l . 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.
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.
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 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 the desired level.
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.
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] 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 there is no signal 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 or camcorder. To view external source images, select the input source from INPUT on the remote control unit or on the TV.
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. When using component cable.
Using external equipment Connecting HDMI equipment You can use the INPUT 4 or INPUT 5 terminal when connecting HDMI equipment. HDMI cable (Commercially Displaying an image from HDMI equipment To watch an HDMI equipment image, select “INPUT4” or “INPUT5” from “INPUT SOURCE”...
Useful adjustment settings Input Skip This setting allows you to skip the HDMI Input on the Input Selection operation. Press MENU and the MENU screen displays. Press c / d to select “Setup”. Press a / b to select “Input Skip”, and then press ENTER.
Useful adjustment settings Reset If complex adjustments are made and the settings cannot be restored to normal, you can reset the settings to the factory preset values. Press MENU and the MENU screen displays. Press c / d to select “Setup”. Press a / b to select “Reset”, 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 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 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 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 the video signal system compatible with 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 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 and the MENU screen displays. 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 38 to 43): 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 to 3 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 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. • 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 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.”...
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 • When this function is not available, “No displaying still image available.”...
Other viewing options Manufacturer codes REMOTE CONTROL CODE VCR BRAND NUMBER REMOTE CONTROL CODE DVD/LD BRAND NUMBER REMOTE CONTROL CODE CATV/SAT BRAND NUMBER NOTE • Numbers marked with * are SAT codes, all others are CATV codes. REMOTE CONTROL CODE AUDIO BRAND 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. 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. • Press INPUT until the input connected to the VCR is selected. The following 1 to 8 can be used to control the VCR.
• Installing the TV 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 • Check if you pressed TV POWER on the remote control unit. (See page 14.) If the • Is the AC cord disconnected? (See page 7.) • Has the power been turned on? (See page 14.) •...
* Emergency alert messages via Cable are unreceivable. • 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.
CLEARING THE SECRET NUMBER If you forget the secret number, clear the secret number using the following procedure. Press MENU and the MENU screen displays. 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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