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O
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WNER'S
ANUAL
Color Television
TM
27A50
32A50
36A50
© TOSHIBA CORPORATION, 2000

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  • Page 1 WNER'S ANUAL Color Television 27A50 32A50 36A50 © TOSHIBA CORPORATION, 2000...
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    The exclamation point in the triangle tells you that important operating and maintenance instructions follow this symbol. This TV set may be used only with TOSHIBA stand shown on page 35. Use with other stands may result in instability causing possible injury. Customer’s Record You will find the model number and serial number on the back of your TV set.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Set Up Introduction ... 4 Exploring your new TV ... 4 Installing Your TV ... 4 Connecting Your TV ... 5 Connecting a VCR ... 5 Connecting a cable converter box ... 5 Connecting a cable converter box and a VCR ... 6 Connecting a satellite receiver and a VCR ...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction This manual applies to models 27A50, 32A50 and 36A50, and there are slight differences among them. The 32A50 is the model used for illustration purposes. Instructions in this manual are based on the Remote Control. Check the model of your TV before using this manual.
  • Page 5: 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 6: Connecting A Cable Converter Box And A Vcr

    Connecting Your TV (continued) Connecting a cable converter box and a VCR This connection allows you to watch and record basic and premium cable channels, as well as watch video tapes. Tune the TV and VCR channels to 3 or 4 (whichever channel is vacant in your area), then use the converter box to change channels. From Cable Cable converter box Caution:...
  • Page 7: Connecting A Dvd With Component Video And Vcr

    Connecting a DVD with component video and VCR This connection allows you to watch DVD, video or TV programs and to record TV programs. Your TV is capable of using ColorStream (component video). Connecting your TV to a ColorStream compatible DVD can greatly enhance picture quality and performance.
  • Page 8: Preparing The Remote Control For Use

    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.
  • Page 9: Location Of Controls

    Location of Controls For details on the use of each control, refer to pages in brackets. TV front panel TV/VIDEO [18] VOLUME T/S [15] 27A50 CHANNEL s/t [18] 32A50 MENU TV / VIDEO VOLUME CHANNEL T/S/t/s [14] MENU [14] Remote sensor...
  • Page 10: Using The Remote With Vcr Or Cable Tv Converter

    Using the Remote with VCR or Cable TV Converter To control a TOSHIBA VCR, first set the TV/CABLE/VCR switch to “VCR” position. The buttons shown below will then control the VCR. The rest of the buttons operate the TV as usual.
  • Page 11: Programming The Remote Control

    Programming the Remote Control This Remote Control is preprogrammed to operate TOSHIBA VCR’s. To use VCR’s other than TOSHIBA models (or cable converter), perform the following procedures before operating. RECALL POWER RECALL MUTE POWER Number CH RTN MENU/ ENTER CABLE...
  • Page 12 Programming the Remote Control (Continued) In some rare cases, you may not be able to operate your non-Toshiba equipment with the supplied Remote Control. This is because your equipment may use a code that is not provided with this Remote Control. In this case, please use the equipment’s own remote control.
  • Page 13 Stargate ... 034,059 Starquest ... 034 Sylvania ... 020 Teleview ... 059 Texscan ... 020 Tocom ... 031,032,078 Toshiba ... 019 Tusa ... 034 Unika ... 041,172 United Artists... 026 United Cable ... 022 Universal ... 041,058,075,172 Viewstar ... 046,079,230 Zenith ...
  • Page 14: Menu Function (General Instructions)

    Menu Function (General Instructions) We suggest you familiarize yourself with this procedure before using the Menu function. To adjust any TV feature, the use of the Menu function is required. The adjustments that can be made to the TV appear on the screen. MENU TV / VIDEO VOLUME...
  • Page 15: First-Time Operation

    First-Time Operation VOLUME T/S MENU TV / VIDEO VOLUME CHANNEL POWER MENU POWER POWER RECALL MUTE POWER CH RTN MENU/ ENTER CABLE VOLUME EXIT FAV CH TV/VIDEO TV/VCR STOP PLAY STILL SOURCE SLOW PAUSE PIP CH LOCATE SWAP Turning the TV set on Set the TV/CABLE/VCR switch on the Remote Control to “TV”...
  • Page 16: Programming Channel Memory

    Programming Channel Memory The channel memory is the list of TV channel numbers your TV will stop on when you press the CHANNEL L or M button. First, use the TV/CABLE and CH PROGRAM functions to preset all active channels in your area. If necessary, arrange the preset channels with the ADD/ERASE functions so that you can tune into only desired channels.
  • Page 17: Add/Erase Function

    ADD/ERASE function After performing the CH PROGRAM function, you can add or erase specific channels. Select the channel you want to erase using the CHANNEL L or M button, or select the channel you want to add using the Channel Number buttons.
  • Page 18: Watching Tv Programs Or Video Input

    Watching TV Programs or Video input CHANNEL t/s MENU TV / VIDEO VOLUME CHANNEL MENU TV/VIDEO RECALL POWER RECALL MUTE Channel Number CH RTN CHANNEL MENU/ ENTER CABLE EXIT EXIT FAV CH TV/VIDEO TV/VIDEO TV/VCR PLAY STOP STILL SOURCE SLOW PAUSE PIP CH LOCATE SWAP...
  • Page 19: Convenient Remote Functions

    Convenient Remote Functions RECALL POWER RECALL MUTE MUTE Channel Number CH RTN CH RTN MENU/ ENTER CABLE EXIT FAV CH TV/VIDEO TV/VCR STOP PLAY STILL SOURCE SLOW PAUSE PIP CH LOCATE SWAP Displaying on-screen information Press RECALL to display the following on- screen information.
  • Page 20: Adjusting The Picture

    Adjusting the Picture You can adjust the picture quality (CONTRAST, BRIGHTNESS, SHARPNESS, COLOR and TINT) to suit your taste. MENU TV / VIDEO VOLUME CHANNEL MENU T/S t/s POWER RECALL MUTE CH RTN MENU/ ENTER MENU CABLE EXIT FAV CH TV/VIDEO TV/VCR STOP...
  • Page 21: Selecting The Color Temperature

    Selecting the color temperature These selections change the appearance of gray and white tones of the picture. Press MENU repeatedly until the Picture 2 menu is displayed on the screen. Press t or s until “COLOR TEMPERA- TURE” is displayed in purple. Press T or S until the mode you want is displayed in purple.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusting the Sound You can adjust the sound quality (BASS, TREBLE and BALANCE) to suit your taste. MENU TV / VIDEO VOLUME CHANNEL MENU T/S t/s POWER RECALL MUTE CH RTN MENU/ ENTER MENU CABLE EXIT FAV CH TV/VIDEO TV/VCR PLAY STOP STILL...
  • Page 23: Using The Off-Timer (Sleep Timer)

    Using the Off-Timer (Sleep Timer) With the off-timer, you can set the TV to turn off automatically after a pre-determined period of time (up to 3 hours, in 10 minutes increments). MENU TV / VIDEO VOLUME CHANNEL MENU POWER POWER RECALL MUTE POWER...
  • Page 24: Selecting Stereo/Sap Broadcasts

    Selecting Stereo/SAP Broadcasts The MTS (Multi-channel TV Sound) feature allows you to improve your TV viewing with high fidelity stereo sound. This TV also allows you to activate or deactivate the stereo surround sound effect. MTS also provides for an extra channel, SAP (Second Audio Program), used to transmit a second language or other audio information.
  • Page 25: Listening To Second Language

    Listening to second language When the TV receives a SAP broadcast, the word “SAP” is displayed on the screen. Press MENU until the Audio menu is displayed on the screen. Press t or s until “MTS” is displayed in purple. If a SAP broadcast is received, “SAP”...
  • Page 26: Watching Picture-In-Picture

    Watching Picture-in-Picture In addition to the main picture, another TV program or video source being received through the VIDEO input jacks can be displayed simultaneously as a small picture. This is called PIP (Picture-in-Picture). Be sure to connect a VCR with the VIDEO/AUDIO cables. See page 5 for details. Note: Signal source input through the COLOR STREAM terminals cannnot be displayed as a small picture.
  • Page 27: Using Advanced Functions

    Using advanced functions To change the position of the small picture Press LOCATE repeatedly when a small picture is displayed. The display position of the small picture will change in order. To switch the main and small picture Press SWAP when a small picture is displayed. The main and small pictures will switch.
  • Page 28: Programming Your Favorite Channels

    Programming Your Favorite Channels The Favorite Channel Programming feature allows you to program up to 12 of your favorite channels. Once programmed, you can use the FAV CH t/s buttons on the Remote Control to scan through only your favorite channels, skipping other channels you do not normally view.
  • Page 29: Operating Closed Caption Feature

    Operating Closed Caption Feature You have two options with the closed caption feature: captions or text. A caption is a printed version of the dialogue, narration and/or sound effect of a TV program.Text is information not related to the program that appears on the lower half of the screen. MENU TV / VIDEO VOLUME...
  • Page 30: Using V-Chip Control

    Using V-CHIP Control Some TV programs and movies include signals that classify the content of the program (violence, sex, dialog, language). The V-CHIP Control feature in this TV detects the signals and blocks the programs according to your selections. To use this feature, perform the following setup. POWER RECALL MUTE...
  • Page 31: Adjusting The V-Chip Control Menu

    V-CHIP CONTROL menu ENABLE BLOCKING : [Y]N SET RATING SET BLOCKING OPTIONS NEW PIN CODE BLOCK CHANNEL MOVE[ ] SELECT[T S ] To select each item Press tor s. The rating of the TV programs you are now watching can be confirmed by pressing the RECALL button.
  • Page 32 Using V-CHIP Control (continued) V-CHIP CONTROL menu ENABLE BLOCKING : [Y]N SET RATING SET BLOCKING OPTIONS NEW PIN CODE BLOCK CHANNEL MOVE[t s ] START[T S ] To select each item Press t or s. POWER RECALL MUTE Number buttons CH RTN T / S MENU/...
  • Page 33: Unblocking Programs Temporarily

    Unblocking programs temporarily If you try to watch a TV program that exceeds the rating limits you set, the TV will enter into the program block mode. THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN BLOCKED! TV–PG EXCEEDS SET LIMITS PUSH MUTE TO ENTER PIN If you want to watch the blocked program temporarily, press MUTE.
  • Page 34: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and Care WARNING: TV sets use High Voltage. Do not try to remove the cabinet back. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel. To clean the TV screen: 1. First remove the plug from the power outlet to avoid possible shock hazard. 2.
  • Page 35: Specifications

    (J through W) hyper band (AA through ZZ, AAA, BBB) ultra band (65 through 94, 100 through 125) 120V AC, 60Hz 27A50: 90 W (average) 32A50: 100 W (average) 36A50: 100 W (average) 5W + 5W 2-3/8 x 4-3/4 inches (60 x 120 mm) S-VIDEO INPUT Y-INPUT: 1V (p-p), 75 ohm, negative sync.
  • Page 36: Before Calling Service Personnel

    Before Calling Service Personnel Before calling service personnel, please check the following chart for a possible cause of the problem you are experiencing. A minor adjustment on your part may eliminate the problem and restore your TV reception. Problem TV will not turn on No picture, no sound No sound, picture OK Poor sound, picture OK...
  • Page 37: Limited United States Warranty

    Limited United States Warranty Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc. (“TACP”) and Toshiba Hawaii Inc. (“THI”) make the following limited warranties. These limited warranties extend to the original consumer purchaser or any person receiving this set as a gift from the original consumer purchaser and to no other purchaser or transferee.
  • Page 38 TOSHIBA AMERICA CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC. HEAD OFFICE/82 TOTOWA ROAD, WAYNE, NEW JERSEY 07470 FACTORY SERVICE CENTER/ 1420B TOSHIBA DRIVE, LEBANON, TENNESSEE 37087 TOSHIBA HAWAII, INC. HEAD OFFICE/327 KAMAKEE STREET, HONOLULU, HAWAII 96814, U.S.A. TOSHIBA OF CANADA LTD. HEAD OFFICE/191 McNABB STREET, MARKHAM, ONTARIO, L3R 8H2, CANADA TEL: (905) 470-5400 SERVICE CENTERS/TORONTO: 191 McNABB STREET, MARKHAM, ONTARIO, L3R 8H2, CANADA TEL: (905) 470-5400 MONTREAL: 1643, NORTH SERVICE RD., TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY, DORVAL QUEBEC, H9P 1J1, CANADA...

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