Toshiba 27A41 Owner's Manual

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21/08/2001, 14:30


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  • Page 1 27A41 3K10601B COVER 21/08/2001, 14:30...
  • Page 2: Welcome To Toshiba

    Congratulations! You have purchased one of the finest color TVs on the market. The goal of this manual is to guide you through setting up and operating your Toshiba TV as quickly as possible. Please make sure you’ve received the following items: TV, remote control, batteries, manual, registration card, and extended service plan literature.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Important Safeguards ... 2 Connecting your TV ... 4 Connecting a VCR ... 4 Connecting a cable converter box ... 5 Connecting a DVD/satellite receiver and a VCR ... 6 Connecting a DVD with ColorStream Connecting two VCRs ... 7 Connecting a camcorder ...
  • Page 4: Important Safeguards

    CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance with the FCC Rules could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
  • Page 5 13. LIGHTNING To protect your unit during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the unit due to lightning and power line surges.
  • Page 6: Connecting Your Tv

    Connecting your TV If you haven’t connected electronic equipment before, or you have been frustrated in the past, you may wish to read this section. (Cables are not supplied.) • A coaxial cable is the standard cable that comes in from your antenna or cable converter box.
  • Page 7: Connecting A Cable Converter Box

    Connecting a cable converter box This television has an extended tuning range and can tune most cable channels without using a cable company supplied converter box. Some cable companies offer "premium pay channels" in which the signal is scrambled. Descrambling these signals for normal viewing requires the use of a descrambler device which is generally provided by the cable company.
  • Page 8: Connecting A Dvd/Satellite Receiver And A Vcr

    DVD or TV programs. You can record from one source and watch a program from another source. Your TV is capable of using ColorStream (component video). Connecting your TV to a ColorStream compatible DVD, such as a Toshiba DVD, can greatly enhance picture quality and performance. DVD Player with ColorStream™...
  • Page 9: Connecting Two Vcrs

    Connecting two VCRs This connection allows you to record from one VCR to another VCR while watching a video program. You will also be able to record from one TV channel while watching another channel. Stereo VCR / Playback To antenna IN from ANT OUT to TV CH 3...
  • Page 10: Using The Remote Control

    With the remote control, you can operate your TV, most VCR models, and cable TV converters together, even if they are different brands. If you will be using your TV with a Toshiba VCR, your remote control is already programmed and ready to use. If you own different brands of VCRs and/or converters, you first have to program your remote control.
  • Page 11: Programming The Remote Control For Use With A Vcr Or A Cable Tv Converter

    VCR or a cable TV converter This remote control is pre-programmed to operate Toshiba VCRs. To use VCRs or cable converters other than Toshiba models, you must follow the steps below before you operate your remote control. 1. Press the CODE button and the VCR or the CABLE button you want to register at the same time.
  • Page 12: Learning About The Remote Control

    Learning about the remote control POWER turns the TV on and off (page 8) Sleep timer sets the TV to go off at a set time (page 21) TV/Video selects video input source (page 21) Channel + / – cycles through programmed channels (page 12) TV/VCR/Cable switches between TV, VCR and Cable (page 9) Channel Numbers...
  • Page 13: Setting Up Your Tv

    Setting up your TV After you’ve installed the batteries and programmed the remote control, you need to set some preferences on the TV using the menu. You can access the menu with the buttons on the remote control. • When you make a menu selection, your changes occur immedi- ately.
  • Page 14: Adding Channels To The Tv's Memory

    Adding channels to the TV’s memory Your TV will stop on specific channels that are stored in the TV’s channel memory when you press Channel + or –. Use the steps below to set all active channels in your area automatically. Programming channels automatically Your TV can automatically detect all active channels and store them in its memory.
  • Page 15: Using The Tv's Features

    Using the TV’s features Adjusting the channel settings Switching between two channels You can switch between two channels without entering an actual channel number each time. To switch between two channels: 1. Select the first channel you want to view. 2.
  • Page 16: Using Thev-Chip

    To clear your favorite channels: 1. Select a channel you want to clear. 2. Press MENU, then press 3. Press to highlight FAVORITE CH. 4. Press to display the FAVORITE CH menu. SET/CLEAR will be highlighted. PICTURE AUDIO SET UP OPTION FAVORITE CH : CH 12 SET/CLEAR...
  • Page 17: Blocking Programs By Ratings

    3. Press to display the V-CHIP menu. PICTURE AUDIO SET UP OPTION V-CHIP BLOCKING RESET PIN CODE SELECT ENTER [0-9] EXIT 4. Use the Channel Number buttons (0-9) to enter your PIN code. If you are accessing the V-Chip menus for the first time, select a four-digit number to be your PIN code.
  • Page 18 MPAA Ratings For adults only. NC17 Not intended for anyone 17 or under. Restricted. Under 17 requires an accompanying parent or adult guardian. PG13 Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be appropriate for children.
  • Page 19 To use the V-Chip to block programs by rating: 1. Press MENU, then press 2. Press to highlight V-CHIP. 3. Press to display the V-CHIP menu. 4. Use the Channel Number buttons (0-9) to enter your PIN code. If you are accessing the V-Chip menus for the first time, select a four-digit number to be your PIN code.
  • Page 20: Blocking Unrated Movies Or Programs

    Blocking unrated movies or programs Some movies and programs are not rated. You can block these movies and programs using the V-Chip. To block unrated movies or programs: 1. Press MENU, then press 2. Press to highlight V-CHIP. 3. Press to display the V-CHIP menu.
  • Page 21: Labeling Channels

    8. Repeat steps 1 through 7 to block other channels. When you are finished blocking channels, press EXIT to return to normal viewing. If you try to display a blocked channel, the TV will not display it, but will display the nearest unblocked channel. To unblock channels: 1.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Picture

    7. Assign the label to the channel. Press in the first space. Press the button repeatedly until the character you want appears on the screen. Press ENTER. PICTURE AUDIO SET UP OPTION CH LABEL : CH 12 SET/CLEAR LABEL SELECT ENTER EXIT 8.
  • Page 23: Watching Video Input

    Watching video input You can use the TV/VIDEO button on the remote to view a signal coming from other devices, such as VCRs or video disc players that may be connected to your TV. (See “Connecting your TV” on page 4.) Selecting the ColorStream mode You can use either the ColorStream input for connecting the DVD or DTV receiver.
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusting the sound Muting the sound Press MUTE to temporarily turn off the sound. While the sound is off, the screen will display the word MUTE in the lower right-hand corner. To restore the sound, press MUTE again. Selecting stereo/SAP broadcasts You can enjoy watching TV while you listen to high-fidelity stereo sound with the Multi-channel TV Sound (MTS) feature.
  • Page 25: Adjusting The Sound Quality

    Adjusting the sound quality You can change the sound quality of your TV by adjusting the bass, treble, and balance. To adjust the sound quality: 1. Press MENU, then press PICTURE AUDIO SET UP OPTION BASS TREBLE BALANCE STABLE SOUND SELECT ADJUST 2.
  • Page 26: Auto Power Off

    Auto power off The TV will automatically turn itself off after approximately 15 minutes if it is tuned to a vacant channel or if a station completes its broadcast for the day and stops broadcasting on that channel. This feature, however, does not work in the VIDEO mode.
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before calling a service technician, please check the following table for a possible cause of the problem and some solutions. Problem TV will not turn on No picture, no sound No sound, picture OK Poor sound, picture OK Poor picture, sound OK Poor reception of broadcast channels Cannot receive above channel 13 Unable to select a certain channel...
  • Page 28: Specifications

    Specifications Picture Tube Television system Channel coverage Power source Power consumption Audio power Speaker type Video/Audio terminals Dimensions Weight Supplied accessories Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. 3K10601B P22-BACK Type 27 (676 mm diagonal) NTSC standard VHF: 2 ~ 13 UHF: 14 ~ 69 Cable TV: 4A, A-5 ~ A-1, A-I, J ~ W, W+1 ~ W+48...
  • Page 29: Limited United States Warranty

    If after following alI of the operating instructions in this manual and checking the section “Troubleshooting,” you find that service is needed; • Call the TACP toll free number 1-800-631-3811 after you find a defective product or part to find the nearest Toshiba Authorized Service Station.
  • Page 30 Authorized TACP/THI service station personnel will come to your home when warranty service is required. Depending on the type of repair required, the service will either be performed in your home or the set will be taken to the TACP/THI Authorized service station for repair and returned to your home at no cost to you.
  • Page 31 3K10601B P22-BACK 21/08/2001, 14:25...
  • Page 32 PRINTED IN UNITED STATES 3K10601B L 01/07 23563690 3K10601B P22-BACK 21/08/2001, 14:25...

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