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Toshiba 27AF41 Owner's Manual

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27AF41 / 32AF41 / 36AF41
Owner's Manual
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  • Page 1 Color Television 27AF41 / 32AF41 / 36AF41 Owner’s Manual © © 2001 TOSHIBA CORPORATION All Rights Reserved.
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Never leave a PIP, computer, or video game display unattended. Use this TV set with the Toshiba stand listed on page 36 only. Use with other stands may result in instability, causing possible injury or death.
  • 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

    Using the remote control ... 12 Preparing the remote control for use ... 12 Installing the remote control batteries ... 12 Using the remote control with a Toshiba VCR or cable TV converter ... 12 Programming the remote control for use with a non-Toshiba VCR or cable TV converter ...
  • Page 6: 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 have received the following items: TV, remote control, batteries, owner’s manual, registration card, and extended service plan...
  • Page 7: Connecting Your Tv

    Connecting your TV If you have not connected electronic equipment before, or you have been frustrated in the past, you may wish to read this section. Note: Cables are not supplied. • A coaxial cable is the standard cable that comes in from your antenna or cable converter box.
  • Page 8: Connecting A Cable Converter Box

    Connecting a cable converter box This connection allows you to watch basic and premium cable channels. To view premium channels, tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (whichever channel is vacant in your area), and use the converter box to change channels.
  • Page 9: Connecting A Dvd Player Or Satellite Receiver And A Vcr

    Connecting a DVD player or satellite receiver and a VCR This connection allows you to watch DVD/satellite, VCR, or TV programs. You can record from the DVD player/satellite receiver or TV. You can also record one TV channel while watching another channel.
  • Page 10: Connecting A Dvd Player With Colorstreamâ„¢ (Component Video) And A Vcr

    (when authorized). You can record from one source while watching a program from another source. Your TV has ColorStream (component video) connec- tions. Connecting your TV to a component video compatible DVD player (such as a Toshiba DVD player with ColorStream ™ ) can greatly enhance picture quality and performance.
  • Page 11: Connecting A Camcorder

    Connecting a camcorder This connection allows you to watch videos recorded on a camcorder. You will need: • one pair of audio cables • one video cable S-VHS Camcorder S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO TV Back ANT (75Ω) ANT-1 DVD IN COLOR STREAM INPUT VIDEO...
  • Page 12: Using The Remote Control

    The remote control will operate your TV, most VCR models, and most cable TV converters together, even if they are different brands. • If you will be using your TV with a Toshiba VCR or cable TV converter, your remote control is already programmed and ready to use.
  • Page 13: Programming The Remote Control For Use With A Non-Toshiba Vcr Or Cable Tv Converter

    The remote control provided with your Toshiba TV is preprogrammed to operate Toshiba VCRs and cable TV converters. To operate a non-Toshiba VCR or converter using the remote control provided with your TV: 1. Refer to the VCR and cable TV converter code tables (below and on the next page) to find the corresponding code for your VCR or converter brand.
  • Page 14: Cable Tv Converter Code Table

    Teac 019, 060 Panasonic Technics 054, 181 Paragon Teknika 019, 054, 056, 071 Philips Telefunken 227, 259 Pioneer Toshiba 062, 064, 085, 229, Popular Mechanics 419 231, 385 Pulsar Totevision 056, 259 Unitech Regal Vector Recoton Vector Research 057, 059...
  • Page 15: Learning About The Remote Control

    “VCR”; see pages 12 TV/CABLE/VCR switch and 13 for details. NOTE: Models 27AF41, 32AF41, and 36AF41 do not have PIP features; therefore, the STILL, SOURCE, PIP, PIP CH, LOCATE, and SWAP functions are not available. RECALL...
  • Page 16: Setting Up Your Tv

    Setting up your TV After installing the batteries and programming the remote control, you will need to set some preferences on your TV using the menu system. You can access the menus using the buttons on your TV or remote control.
  • Page 17: Selecting The Signal Source

    Selecting the signal source Use the TV/VIDEO button on the remote control or TV to select the signal source connected to your TV. To change the signal source: Repeatedly press TV/VIDEO to select either TV, VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3, or ColorStream. The selected signal source displays in green.
  • Page 18: Adding And Erasing Channels Manually

    Adding and erasing channels manually After you have automatically programmed the channels into the TV’s memory, you can manually add and erase individual channels. To add a channel to or erase a channel from the TV’s memory: 1. Tune the TV to the channel you want to add or erase. If you are adding a channel, you will need to use the CHANNEL NUMBERS to select the channel.
  • Page 19: 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 20: Using The V-Chip Control (Blocking) Feature

    To select your favorite channels: Press FAV on the remote control to cycle through the favorite channels you programmed. Note: The FAV buttons will not work unless you program at least one favorite channel. To clear a favorite channel: 1. Tune the TV to the channel you want to clear from your favorite channel list.
  • Page 21: Changing Your Pin Code

    5. Use the CHANNEL NUMBERS (0–9) to enter your four-digit PIN code. After the code is entered, the V-Chip Control menu appears. SET UP ENABLE BLOCKING [Y] SET RATING SET BLOCKING OPTIONS NEW PIN CODE BLOCK CHANNEL VIDEO LOCK MOVE SELECT V-Chip Control (Blocking) Menu 6.
  • Page 22: Blocking Programs By Ratings

    Blocking programs by ratings The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) uses a rating system to qualify motion picture content. Television broadcasters employ a similar rating system to qualify the content of television programs. The MPAA, Youth TV, and TV ratings work with the V-Chip feature to allow you to block access to programs that exceed the rating limits you set.
  • Page 23: Unblocking Programs Temporarily

    8. Press to highlight SET RATING. 9. Press to display the Set Rating menu. • 10. Press to highlight MPAA Rating, Youth TV Rating, or TV Rating. 11. Press to select (or to deselect) the ratings to be blocked. • Blocked ratings will be marked with “x”;...
  • Page 24: Blocking Channels

    7. Press to highlight “Y,” which enables all blocking by • activating the V-Chip. (Note: Highlight “N” to deactivate the V-Chip feature and disable blocking.) 8. Press to highlight SET BLOCKING OPTIONS. 9. Press to display the unrated movie/program blocking menu. •...
  • Page 25: Locking Video Inputs

    To unblock all blocked channels: Note: This will unblock every channel you have blocked. You cannot unblock individual channels. 1. Press MENU. 2. Press to highlight the SET UP menu. • 3. Press to highlight V-CHIP CONTROL. 4. Press to display the Enter PIN Code screen. •...
  • Page 26: Channel Labels

    Channel labels You can assign labels to a maximum of 32 channels. Each channel label can have a maximum of four characters. For example, if channel 8 is your public television station, you can create the label “PBS” for that channel. The label “PBS” will then appear on-screen when you tune the TV to channel 8.
  • Page 27: Video Labels

    Video labels Use the Video Label feature to label each input source for your TV, from the following preset list of labels: –: Uses the default label name VCR: Video cassette recorder DVD: Digital video disc or digital versatile disc DTV: Digital TV set-top box SAT: Satellite box...
  • Page 28: Adjusting The Picture

    Adjusting the picture Adjusting the picture quality You can adjust the picture’s contrast, brightness, sharpness, color, and tint. Your picture quality adjustments are stored automatically in the TV’s memory. You can keep these settings or choose preset options in the PREFERENCE menu (see “Selecting the color temperature” below, and “Adjusting the picture preference”...
  • Page 29: Adjusting The Picture Preference

    Adjusting the picture preference You can select four picture modes—Sports, Standard, Movie, and Memory—as described in the following table: Mode Picture Quality Sports Bright and dynamic picture (factory-set) Standard Standard picture quality (factory-set) Movie Movie-like picture setting (factory-set) Memory Your personal preferences (set by you; see Adjusting the picture quality”...
  • Page 30: Using The Closed Caption Feature

    Using the closed caption feature The Closed Caption feature has two options: • Captions—An on-screen display of the dialogue, narration, and sound effects of programs and videos that are closed-captioned (usually identified in your local TV listing as “CC”). • Text—An on-screen display of information not related to the program, such as weather or stock data (if available in your viewing area).
  • Page 31: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusting the sound Muting the sound Press MUTE to temporarily turn off the sound. While the sound is off, the screen displays the word “MUTE” in the lower /right corner. To restore the sound, press MUTE or VOL When you press MUTE, the Closed Caption feature is automatically activated.
  • Page 32: 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. 2. Press to highlight the AUDIO menu. • 3. Press to highlight the quality you want to adjust (BASS, TREBLE, or BALANCE).
  • Page 33: Selecting Variable Audio Out

    Selecting variable audio OUT If you connect external audio equipment (such as a stereo, audio amplifier, or surround sound system) to the TV’s Audio OUT jack, you can use the AUDIO OUT feature to select either variable or fixed audio output. –...
  • Page 34: Using The Sub-Bass System (Sbs)

    Using the sub-bass system (SBS) The sub-base system (SBS) allows you to enhance bass performance, even when the volume is low. To turn the sub-bass system on (or off ): 1. Press MENU. 2. Press to highlight the AUDIO menu. •...
  • Page 35: Appendix

    Appendix Troubleshooting Before calling a service technician, please check the following table for possible causes 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 36: Cleaning And Care

    Hyper band (AA through ZZ, AAA, BBB) Ultra band (65 through 94, 100 through 125) 120 AC, 60 Hz 27AF41: 122 W; 32AF41: 124 W; 36AF41: 112 W 5 W + 5 W 2-3/8 x 4-3/4 inches (60 x 120 mm) ColorStream™...
  • Page 37: Limited United States Warranty

    ATTENTION CANADIAN CONSUMERS Canadian consumers are requested to complete the special Canadian “Warranty Registration Form” enclosed, and forward this completed form with a copy of the 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 38 Consumer Products, Inc. Toshiba Hawaii, Inc. Toshiba of Canada, Ltd. Manufactured by: Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc. ColorStream is a registered trademark of Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc. PRINTED IN USA (01-06)R 27/32/36AF41(E) Head Office 82 Totowa Road Wayne, NJ 07470...

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