Do not touch the AC power cord or the TV with a wet
hand. If you plug/unplug the AC power cord from the TV
with a wet hand, it may cause electric shock.
s Clean the rear cover area of the TV regularly. Dust in the rear cover
area may cause a problem with the cooling system of the TV set.
s Clean the cabinet of the TV with a dry soft cloth.
To remove dust from the screen, wipe it gently
with a soft cloth. Stubborn stains may be
removed with a cloth slightly dampened with
solution of mild soap and warm water. Never use
strong solvents such as thinner or benzine for cleaning. If the picture
becomes dark after using the TV for a long period of time, it may be
necessary to clean the inside of the TV. Consult qualified service
s Unplug the AC power cord when cleaning this unit.
Cleaning this unit with a plugged AC power cord
may result in electric shock.
On Contamination on the Screen Surface
The screen surface has a special coating to reduce reflections. To prevent
screen damage, clean the screen as follows:
s Clean the screen with a soft cloth.
s To remove hard contamination, use a cloth moistened with a solution
of mild detergent and water. Do not spray cleaning solution directly
onto the TV. It should only be sprayed to moisten the cleaning cloth.
s Do not use any type of abrasive pad, alkaline cleaner, acid cleaner,
scouring powder, chemical cloth, or solvent such as alcohol, benzene
or thinner, as these may scratch the screen's coating.
Damage Requiring Service
Do not attempt to service the set by yourself since
opening the cabinet may expose you to dangerous
voltage or other hazards.
Unplug the set from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel.
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician
certifies in writing that he has used replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer that have the same characteristics as the original parts.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other
See "Replacing the Lamp" on page 44.
Be Careful When Moving the
When you place the TV in position, be careful
not to drop it on your foot or fingers.
Watch your footing while installing the TV.
Carry the TV in the Specified
If you carry the TV in a manner other than the specified manner and
without the specified number of persons, it may drop and a serious injury
may be caused. Be sure to follow the instructions mentioned below.
s Carry the TV with the specified number of persons (see page 8).
s Hold the TV tightly when carrying it.
s Before carrying the TV, disconnect any accessories or cables.
For Safe Operations
Always switch off by pressing POWER button on the remote or the TV
first to ensure proper lamp cooling process.
Do not use the TV at altitudes higher than 3,000 m, as doing so might
About the TV
Although the TV is made with high-precision technology, black dots may
appear or bright points of light (red, blue, or green) may appear constantly
on the screen. This is a structural property of the panel and is not a defect.
s If direct sunlight or other strong illumination shines on the screen,
part of the screen may appear white due to reflections from behind the
screen. This is a structural property of the TV.
Do not expose the screen to direct illumination or direct sunlight.
s The picture quality may be affected by your viewing position. For the
best picture quality, install your TV according to "Recommended
Viewing Area" on page 9.
s When installing your TV against a wall, keep it at least 4 inches (10
cm) away from the wall.
s Your TV uses a projection lamp as its light source. It is time to replace
the lamp with a new one (not supplied) when:
• the message, "Projection lamp is nearing end of life. Please
replace the lamp." appears on the screen,
• the lamp replacement indicator on the front panel blinks in red,
• screen images become dark,
• no image appears on the display after prolonged use.
s In rare instances, the bulb may pop inside the lamp unit, but the lamp
unit is designed to contain all of broken glass pieces inside the lamp
unit. (See "Replacing the Lamp" on page 44.)
s When the lamp eventually burns out, you may hear a noticeable pop
sound. This is normal and is inherent in this type of lamp.
This TV uses cooling fans. You may hear the noise of fans running,
depending on the placement of your TV. The noise may be more
noticeable during the night or when the background noise level is low.
Disposal of Used Batteries
To preserve our environment, dispose of used batteries according to your
local laws or regulations.
For Customers in the United States
Lamp in this product contains mercury. Disposal of
these materials may be regulated due to
environmental considerations. For disposal or
recycling information, please contact your local
authorities or the Electronic Industries Alliance