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WNER'S
ANUAL
Color Television
TM
27A60
32A60
36A60
© TOSHIBA CORPORATION, 2000

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  • Page 1 WNER'S ANUAL Color Television 27A60 32A60 36A60 © TOSHIBA CORPORATION, 2000...
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Never leave a PIP, computer, or video game display unattended. This TV set may be used with the Toshiba stand listed on page 32. Use with other stands may result in instability, causing possible injury. Note to CATV system installers in the USA This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s...
  • Page 3 A polarized alternating current line plug — having one blade wider than the other. This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, try reversing the plug. Un enchufe de línea de corriente alterna polarizado —...
  • Page 4 SERVICE / SERVICIO DE REPARACIÓN Damage Requiring Service — Unplug the TV set from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: Daños que requieren el servicio de reparación — En los casos siguientes, desenchufe el televisor de la toma de la red y solicite los servicios de personal de reparación especializado: a.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Welcome to Toshiba ... 1 Exploring your new TV ... 1 Selecting a location for the TV ... 1 Connecting your TV ... 2 Connecting a VCR ... 2 Connecting a cable converter box ... 3 Connecting a cable converter box and a VCR ... 3 Connecting a DVD/satellite receiver and a VCR ...
  • Page 6 Labeling channels ... 22 Video Label ... 23 Watching picture-in-picture (PIP) ... 24 Switching the main and small pictures ... 25 Changing the position of the small picture ... 25 Freezing the small picture ... 25 Watching multi-window PIP ... 25 Adjusting the picture ...
  • Page 7: 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 8: 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 9: Connecting A Cable Converter Box

    Connecting a cable converter box This connection allows you to watch cable and premium channels. You should keep your TV selected to ANT-1 so that you can use the TV features. When viewing premium channels, select ANT-2 and tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (whichever channel is vacant in your area), then use the converter box to change channels.
  • Page 10: 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 (color difference). Connecting your TV to a ColorStream compatible DVD, such as a Toshiba DVD, can greatly enhance picture quality and performance. You will need: •...
  • Page 11: Connecting Two Vcrs

    To Antenna DVD Player with ColorStream AUDIO VIDEO COLORSTREAM ANT (75Ω) ANT-1 DVD IN VIDEO VIDEO 2 VIDEO 1 COLOR STREAM INPUT MONO AUDIO AUDIO Stereo VCR VIDEO AUDIO IN from ANT Connecting two VCRs This connection allows you to record from one VCR to another VCR while watching a video program.
  • Page 12: Connecting A Camcorder

    Connecting a camcorder This connection allows you to watch video materials recorded on a camcorder. You will need: • one pair of audio cables • one video cable Camcorder VIDEO AUDIO Back ANT (75Ω) ANT-1 ANT-2 DVD IN VIDEO VIDEO 2 VIDEO 1 COLOR STREAM VIDEO...
  • Page 13: 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 14: 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. Refer to the “VCR code table” or “Cable TV converter code table”...
  • Page 15: Vcr Code Table

    Tatung 192, 233, 261 054, 067 Teac Technics 019, 259 019, 091 Teknika Telefunken 057, 059, 060, 069, Toshiba Totevision Unitech Vector 056, 067, 077, 123 Vector Research Video Concepts Videosonic 054, 096, 181, 244, Wards 054, 056, 057, 059,...
  • Page 16 Sprucer Standard Components Starcom 022, 034, 066 Stargate 034, 059 Starquest Sylvania Teleview Texscan Tocom 031, 032, 078 Toshiba Tusa Unika 041, 172 United Artists United Cable Universal 041, 058, 075, 096, 172, 210 Viewstar 046, 079, 230 Zenith Zentek...
  • Page 17: Location Of Controls

    Location of Controls For details on the use of each control, refer to pages in brackets. TV front panel TV/VIDEO [12] V OL UME T / S 27A60 CHANNEL s/t [14] 32A60 MENU TV / VIDEO VOLUME CHANNEL POWER T/S/t/s [14]...
  • Page 18: 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 your TV or by using the remote control.
  • Page 19: Adding Channels To The Tv's Memory

    To select the antenna input: 1. Press the TV/VIDEO button on the TV. The signal source you are connected to is displayed in purple. 2. Press the button until ANT 1 or ANT 2 is displayed in purple, indicating the antenna terminal you wish to use. 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...
  • Page 20: Adding And Erasing Channels Manually

    Adding and erasing channels manually After you’ve programmed the channels, you can add or erase specific channels. To add or erase channels: 1. Select the channel you want to add or erase using Channel adding channels, you must select the channel to add by using the Channel Number buttons.
  • Page 21: 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 22: Using The V-Chip

    To clear your favorite channels: 1. Select a channel you want to clear. 2. Press MENU, then press to highlight the SET UP menu. • 3. Press to highlight FAVORITE CH. 4. Press to display the FAVORITE CH menu. • SET/CLEAR will be highlighted.
  • Page 23: Blocking Programs By Ratings

    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. Wait 2 seconds for the BLOCKING menu to appear.
  • Page 24 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 25 To use the V-Chip to block programs by rating: 1. Press MENU, then press to highlight the SET UP menu. • 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 26: 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 to highlight the SET UP menu. • 2.
  • Page 27: Video Lock

    7. 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 28: Labeling Channels

    5. Press to select the desired level of blocking option. This • feature is independent of the “Enable blocking” option of the V- Chip control. 6. Press the EXIT Button to exit the menu. Labeling channels Channel labels will appear over the channel number display each time you turn on the TV, select a channel, or press the Recall button.
  • Page 29: Video Label

    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. 8. Repeat step 7 to enter the rest of the characters. If you would like a blank space in the label name, you must choose an empty space from the list of characters.
  • Page 30: Watching Picture-In-Picture (Pip)

    Watching picture-in-picture (PIP) The picture-in-picture (PIP) feature allows you to watch two pictures at the same time. The smaller picture can be a TV broadcast or come from an external source, such as a VCR. To display a TV broadcast as a small picture: 1.
  • Page 31: Switching The Main And Small Pictures

    Switching the main and small pictures Press SWAP while you are using the PIP feature to switch the main and small pictures. The main and small pictures will switch each time you press the SWAP button. Changing the position of the small picture Press LOCATE repeatedly while you are watching a small picture.
  • Page 32: Adjusting The Picture

    To view the multi-window picture-in-picture (PIP) feature: Press PIP three times. To turn multi-window PIP off: Press PIP again or change the channel using the CH Adjusting the picture Adjusting the picture quality You can adjust the picture quality to your personal preferences, including the contrast, brightness, color, tint, and sharpness.
  • Page 33: Selecting The Color Temperature

    Selecting the color temperature You can change the quality of the picture by selecting from three preset color temperatures: cool, medium, and warm. To select the color temperature: 1. Press MENU, then press to highlight the • PREFERENCES menu. 2. Press to highlight COLOR TEMPERATURE.
  • Page 34: Auto Power Off

    2. Press to select the TIMER. 3. Press to select the off time (10-180 minutes, in 10-minute • increments). 4. Press EXIT to exit the menu. To cancel the off-timer: Press POWER twice, once to turn the TV off, and once to turn it on again.
  • Page 35: Adjusting The Sound

    • Select C1, C2, C3, or C4 to view captions. Select C1 for translation of the primary language in your area. The top of the mountain is covered with snow all the year round. • Select T1, T2, T3, or T4 to view Text. WORLD WEATHER Temps Current...
  • Page 36: Adjusting The Sound Quality

    2. Press to highlight MTS. 3. Press to highlight STR. • When you are watching a stereo broadcast, the word STR is displayed in yellow. You should leave your TV set to STEREO so you can automatically receive stereo or monaural sound, depend- ing on the broadcast type.
  • Page 37: Using The Surround Sound Feature

    Using the surround sound feature The surround sound feature expands the audio listening field wider and deeper to create exceptional sound quality from the TV’s speakers. The feature uses stereo signals from a TV broadcast or video input. To turn on the surround sound feature: 1.
  • Page 38: Appendix

    Appendix Cleaning and care WARNING: TV sets use high voltage. Do not try to remove the cabinet back. Refer servicing to qualified service technicians. To clean the TV screen: 1. Unplug the TV to avoid possible shock hazard. 2. Use a clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth dampened with a solution of mild detergent and warm water to clean the TV screen and trim.
  • Page 39: Specifications

    AUDIO: 150 mV (rms) (30% modulation equivalent, 47 k ohm) 32A60: 30-5/8 inches (778 mm) 27-5/16 inches (693 mm) 27A60: 75.0 lbs. (33.6 kg); 32A60: 121.7 lbs. (55.2 kg); 36A60: 158.0 lbs. (71.6 kg) Remote control with two size “AA” batteries 32A60: ST3230; 36A60: ST3615 or ST3640...
  • Page 40: 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 41: Attention Canadian Customers

    Attention Canadian customers Canadian consumers are requested to complete the special Canadian “Warranty Registration Form” enclosed, and forward this completed form with a copy of bill of sale to TOSHIBA OF CANADA to “Register and Validate” their warranty. Products purchased in the U.S.A. and used in Canada are not covered by these warranties.
  • Page 42: Index

    Index adding and erasing channels manually ... 14 adding channels to the TV’s memory ... 13 adjusting channel settings ...15 picture preferences ... 26 picture quality ...25 sound ...28 antenna input, selecting ...12 audio amplifier, connecting ... 6 auto power off ...26 batteries, installing into the remote control ...
  • Page 43 changing the position of the small picture ... 23 freezing the small picture ...24 main and small pictures, switching ... 23 watching ...22 watching multi-window ...24 PIN code, selecting ... 16 power, auto off...26 programming channels automatically ... 13 favorite channels ...15 remote control for use with a VCR or cable TV converter ...
  • Page 44 Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc. Toshiba Hawaii, Inc. Toshiba of Canada, Ltd. Manufactured by: Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc. PRINTED IN USA (00-06)B Head Office 82 Totowa Road Wayne, NJ 07470 Head Office 327 Kamakee Street Honolulu, HI 96814 Head Office...

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