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Toshiba 32AF44 Owner's Manual

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O
WNER'S
Color Television
®
32AF44
35AF44
© 2004 TOSHIBA CORPORATION
All Rights Reserved
M
ANUAL
Owner's Record
The model number and serial number are on the back
of your TV. Record these numbers in the spaces below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you communicate
with your Toshiba dealer about this TV.
Model number:
Serial number:
23566350

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  • Page 1 Owner’s Record The model number and serial number are on the back of your TV. Record these numbers in the spaces below. Refer to these numbers whenever you communicate with your Toshiba dealer about this TV. Model number: Serial number: 23566350...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    Dear Customer, Thank you for purchasing this Toshiba TV. This manual will help you use the many exciting features of your new TV. Before operating the TV, please read this manual completely, and keep it nearby for future reference. Safety Precautions...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions 1) Read these instructions. 2) Keep these instructions. 3) Heed all warnings. 4) Follow all instructions. 5) Do not use this apparatus near water. 6) Clean only with a dry cloth. 7) Do not block any ventilation openings.
  • Page 4 Care For better performance and safer operation of your TOSHIBA TV, follow these recommendations and precautions: 27) Always sit approximately 10–25 feet away from the TV and as directly in front of it as possible. The picture can appear dull if you sit too far to the left or right of the TV, or if sunlight or room lights reflect on the screen.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Important Safety Information ... 2-4 Introduction ... 6 Welcome to Toshiba ... 6 Exploring your new TV ... 6 Connecting your TV ... 7 Note regarding picture quality ... 7 Connecting a VCR ... 7 Connecting a cable converter box ... 8 Connecting a cable converter box and a VCR ...
  • Page 6: Introduction

    The goal of this manual is to guide you through setting up and operating your Toshiba TV as quickly as possible. • This manual applies to models 32AF44 and 35AF44. The model and serial numbers are on the back of the TV. Write these numbers in the space on the front cover of this manual for future reference.
  • Page 7: Connecting Your Tv

    (component video) inputs are color-coded in the same manner as the cables. NOTE REGARDING PICTURE QUALITY When connecting video equipment to your Toshiba TV: For GOOD picture quality: Use a standard yellow video cable. For BETTER picture quality: If your equipment has S-video connectors, use an S-video cable instead of a standard yellow video cable.
  • Page 8: Connecting A Cable Converter Box

    Connecting a cable converter box This connection allows you to watch basic and premium channels. Tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (whichever channel is vacant in your area), and then use the converter box to change channels. You will need: •...
  • 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, and record from the satellite receiver or TV. You can record one TV program while watching another TV program. You will need: •...
  • Page 10: Connecting A Dvd Player With Component Video And A Vcr

    You also can record a TV program while watching a DVD. ® Your TV has ColorStream (component video) inputs. Connecting your TV to a DVD player with component video (such as a Toshiba ® DVD player with ColorStream ) can greatly enhance picture quality and realism.
  • Page 11: Connecting Two Vcrs

    Connecting two VCRs This connection allows you to record (dub/edit) from “VCR 1” to “VCR 2” (as illustrated below) while watching the videotape. You also can record from one TV channel while watching another channel. You will need: • two coaxial cables •...
  • Page 12: Connecting A Camcorder

    Connecting a camcorder This connection allows you to watch videos recorded on a camcorder. You will need: • one set of standard A/V cables (see notes at right) Camcorder VIDEO AUDIO TV front panel DEMO MENU VIDEO-3 IN S-VIDEO VIDEO L/MONO-AUDIO-R Connecting an audio system This connection allows you to use an audio amplifier to adjust the...
  • Page 13: Using The Remote Control

    If you have a Toshiba device: Your TV remote control is preprogrammed to operate most Toshiba devices. See pages 14 and 17. If you have a non-Toshiba device or a Toshiba device that the remote control is not preprogrammed to operate: You can program the TV remote control so it will operate the other device.
  • Page 14: Location Of Controls On Tv And Remote Control

    Location of controls on TV and remote control For details on the use of each control, refer to pages in brackets. TV front panel VIDEO-3 A/V IN [21] (with optional S-video) TV Front VIDEO-3 IN S-VIDEO VIDEO L/MONO-AUDIO-R TV/VIDEO [21] RECALL [40] SLEEP [40] MENU [18]...
  • Page 15: Programming The Remote Control To Operate A Cable Converter Box, Satellite Receiver, Vcr, Dvd Player, Or Htib (Home Theater In A Box)

    Your Toshiba TV remote control is preprogrammed to operate most Toshiba devices. To program your TV remote control to operate a non-Toshiba device or a Toshiba device that it is not preprogrammed to operate, follow the steps below. For details on using the remote control to operate the device, see page 17.
  • Page 16 Nakamichi: 041 Star Trak: 025, 026, 037, Norcent: 043 Onkyo: 044 STS: 024 Oritron: 058 Toshiba: 000, 001, 002, Panasonic: 010, 045, 046, 003, 004, 005, 006, 047, 048, 049, 050 007, 020, 031, 056 Philips: 004, 051 Uniden: 021, 028, 030,...
  • Page 17: Using The Remote Control To Operate A Cable Converter Box, Satellite Receiver, Vcr, Dvd Player, Or Htib (Home Theater In A Box)

    VCR, DVD player, or HTIB (home theater in a box) If you have a non-Toshiba device or a Toshiba device that the remote control is not preprogrammed to operate, you must first program the remote control to recognize the device (if you have not already done so). See pages 15–16.
  • Page 18: Setting Up Your Tv

    Setting up your TV Learning about the menu system After you have installed the batteries and programmed the remote control, you will need to set some preferences on the TV using the menu system. You can access the menus using the buttons on your TV or remote control.
  • Page 19: Changing The On-Screen Display Language

    Changing the on-screen display language You can choose from three different languages (English, French and Spanish) for the on-screen display of adjustment menus and messages. To select an on-screen display language: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the SET UP menu appears.
  • Page 20: Adding And Erasing Channels Manually

    (Continued from previous page) Adding and erasing channels manually After you automatically program the channels into the channel memory (see previous page), you can manually add or erase specific channels. To manually add or erase channels: 1. Select the channel you want to add or erase. If you are adding a channel, you must select the channel using the Channel Number buttons on the remote control.
  • Page 21: Selecting The Signal Source

    Selecting the signal source To view a program from other devices connected to your TV (through the VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3, or ColorStream inputs) or from the TV’s antenna input (labeled “ANT” on the TV back panel, and designated as “TV”...
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Image Shape Feature

    Adjusting the IMAGE SHAPE feature The IMAGE SHAPE feature allows you to adjust the shape of the image when viewing 16:9 (widescreen) content from an external device (for example, a DVD player). This feature enables you to watch 16:9 content in the highest possible resolution (when you select “16:9”...
  • Page 23: 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 24: Labeling Channels

    Labeling channels You can choose any four characters to identify a channel. Channel labels appear above the on-screen channel number display each time you turn on the TV, change the channel, or press RECALL. You can assign labels to a maximum of 32 channels. To create a channel label: 1.
  • Page 25: Adjusting The Picture

    Adjusting the picture You can adjust the TV’s picture to your personal preferences or to factory settings. The settings you can adjust include the picture quality (contrast, brightness, sharpness, color, tint) and color temperature. See note at right. Adjusting the picture quality You can adjust the contrast, brightness, sharpness, color, and tint, as described in the following table.
  • Page 26: Selecting The Picture Preference Mode

    Selecting the picture preference mode You can select from four picture preference modes—Sports, Standard, Movie, and Memory—as described in the following table. Mode Picture Quality Sports Bright and dynamic picture (factory setting) Standard Standard picture setting (factory setting) Movie Movie-like picture setting (factory setting) Memory Your picture adjustments (see note at right) To select the picture preference mode:...
  • Page 27: Resetting Your Picture Adjustments

    Resetting your picture adjustments The RESET function returns your picture adjustments to their factory settings, as described below. Contrast ... max (100) Brightness ... center (50) Sharpness ... center (50) Color ... center (50) Tint ... center (0) Color temperature ... Cool SVM ...
  • Page 28: 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 as “CC” in program guides). • Text—An on-screen display of information not related to the program, such as weather or stock data (when provided by individual stations).
  • Page 29: Using The V-Chip (Parental Control) Feature

    Using the V-CHIP (parental control) feature The V-CHIP CONTROL menu includes the ENABLE BLOCKING, SET RATING, SET BLOCKING OPTIONS, NEW PIN CODE, BLOCK CHANNEL, VIDEO LOCK, and GAME TIMER functions. You can use these functions after entering the correct PIN code. Entering the PIN code 1.
  • Page 30: Using The Set Rating Feature

    Using the SET RATING feature (V-Chip control) Some TV programs and movies include signals that classify the content of the program (dialog, language, sex, violence). The SET RATING feature in the V-CHIP CONTROL menu detects these signals and blocks programs according to your rating selections. This feature includes blocking for MPAA, YOUTH TV, and TV ratings, as described below and on the next page.
  • Page 31: Tv And Youth Tv Rating Blocking

    TV and YOUTH TV rating blocking (Independent rating system for broadcasters) To enable TV (and YOUTH TV) rating blocking and select the level of blocking: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the SET UP menu appears. 2.
  • Page 32: Using The Set Blocking Options Feature

    Using the SET BLOCKING OPTIONS feature (V-Chip control) The SET BLOCKING OPTIONS feature in the V-CHIP CONTROL menu allows blocking of unrated movies (“MPAA UNRATED”) and unrated TV shows (“TV NONE RATING”). To use the SET BLOCKING OPTIONS feature: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the SET UP menu appears.
  • Page 33: Using The Block Channel Feature

    Using the BLOCK CHANNEL feature (V-Chip control) With the BLOCK CHANNEL feature, you can block specific channels. You will not be able to tune blocked channels until you clear the setting. You can block a maximum of four channels. If you try to tune a blocked channel, the nearest unblocked channel will appear.
  • Page 34: Using The New Pin Code Feature

    Using the NEW PIN CODE feature (V-Chip control) Use this feature to create a new PIN code. 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the SET UP menu appears. 2. Press y or z to highlight V-CHIP CONTROL, and then press •.
  • Page 35: 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 briefly display the word MUTE in the lower right corner. To restore the sound, press MUTE again. When you press MUTE, the CLOSED CAPTION feature is automatically activated.
  • Page 36: 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. This feature uses stereo signals from a TV broadcast or video input. To turn on the SURROUND sound feature: 1.
  • Page 37: Resetting Your Audio Adjustments

    Resetting your audio adjustments The RESET function (in the PICTURE menu) returns your audio adjustments to the following factory settings: Bass ... center (50) Treble ... center (50) Balance ... center (0) To reset your audio (and picture) adjustments: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the PICTURE menu appears.
  • Page 38: Using The Stablesound Feature

    ® Using the StableSound feature The StableSound ® feature limits the maximum volume level to prevent extreme changes in volume when the TV’s signal source is changed. To turn on the StableSound feature: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the AUDIO menu appears.
  • Page 39: Displaying On-Screen Information

    Displaying on-screen information Press RECALL to display the following information on-screen: • Channel number or VIDEO mode STEREO selected • Channel label (if set) • Stereo or SAP (second audio program) audio status • V-CHIP rating status Setting the sleep timer To set the sleep timer to automatically turn off the TV: 1.
  • Page 40: Appendix

    32AF44 Width: 34-1/2 inches (876.3 mm) Height: 26-1/2 inches (673.1 mm) Depth: 22-5/8 inches (574.7 mm) Weight 32AF44: 144 lbs. (65.3 kg) 35AF44: 196 lbs. (88.9 kg) Supplied Accessories Remote control with 2 size “AA” alkaline batteries Optional TV stand...
  • Page 41: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before calling a service technician, please check the following table for a possible cause of the problem and some solutions. Problem Solution TV will not turn on • Make sure the power cord is plugged in, and then press POWER. •...
  • Page 42 Troubleshooting Problem Solution Remote control problems • Make sure the remote control device switch is set to the correct position (p. 14). • Remove all obstructions between the remote control and the TV. • The remote control batteries may be dead. Replace the batteries (p. 13). •...
  • Page 43: Limited United States Warranty

    THE TIME WITHIN WHICH AN ACTION MAY BE BROUGHT, OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES; THEREFORE, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES. FST PURE ® is a registered trademark of Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. 041904...
  • Page 44: Limited Canada Warranty

    ON THE TIME WITHIN WHICH AN ACTION MAY BE BROUGHT, OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES; THEREFORE, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES. ® FST PURE is a registered trademark of Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. 041904...
  • Page 45 Notes...
  • Page 46 Notes...
  • Page 47: Index

    Index A/V receiver connection ... 12 Antenna cables ... 7 Audio cables ... 7 Audio system connection ... 12 Auto power off ...40 BLOCK CHANNEL ... 33 Blocking (V-Chip) ... 29–35 Cable box connection ... 8 Camcorder connection ... 12 Channel label ...
  • Page 48 MONTREAL: 18050 TRANS CANADA, KIRKLAND, QUEBEC, H9J 4A1, CANADA – TEL: (514) 390-7766 VANCOUVER: 22171 FRASERWOOD WAY, RICHMOND, B.C., V6W 1J5, CANADA – TEL: (604) 303-2500 MANUFACTURED BY TOSHIBA AMERICA CONSUMER PRODUCTS, L.L.C. ColorStream and Stablesound are registered trademark of Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. PRINTED IN USA (04-04) R...

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