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O
WNER'S
Color Television
34HFX84
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:
34HFX84
Serial No.:
23566372

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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: 34HFX84 Serial No.:...
  • 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 dry cloth. 7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 4 Care For better performance and safer operation of your TOSHIBA TV, follow these recommendations and precautions: 28) 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

    Important Safety Information ... 2-4 Introduction ... 6 Welcome to Toshiba ... 6 Exploring your new TV ... 6 Connecting your TV ... 7 Connecting an antenna or cable TV ... 7 Connecting a VCR ... 8 Connecting a cable converter box ... 8 Connecting a cable converter box and VCR ...
  • Page 6: Introduction

    Congratulations! You have purchased one of the finest projection 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. Instructions in this manual are based on using the remote control.
  • Page 7: Connecting Your Tv

    ● Component video cables come in sets of three, and are for use with video equipment with component video output. (ColorStream Toshiba’s brand of component video.) ● HDMI is for use with video equipment with HDMI output (type A connector) (see page 14).
  • Page 8: Connecting A Vcr

    Connecting a VCR This connection allows you to watch local channels and video programs, play or record on the VCR while watching TV, and record from one channel while watching another channel. You will need: • two coaxial cables • one set of standard A/V cables From Cable Box or Antenna Stereo VCR IN from ANT OUT to TV...
  • Page 9: Connecting A Cable Converter Box And Vcr

    Connecting a cable converter box and VCR This connection allows you to watch and record basic and premium cable channels, watch videotapes, and record one channel while watching another channel. To watch basic cable and use the TV’s features, select ANT-1. To view premium channels or record with the VCR, select ANT-2, tune the TV and VCR to channel 3 or 4 (whichever channel is vacant in your area), and use the converter box to change channels.
  • Page 10: 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, and TV programs, and record one TV channel while watching another channel. You will need: • two (or three, if satellite receiver is used) coaxial cables •...
  • Page 11: Connecting A Dvd Player With Colorstream (Component Video) And A Vcr

    This connection allows you to watch DVD, VCR, and TV programs, and record TV programs. 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 12: Connecting A Dtv Receiver/Set-Top Box With Colorstream (Component Video) And A Vcr

    Connecting a DTV receiver/set-top box with ® ColorStream (component video) and a VCR This connection allows you to watch DTV (digital TV), VCR, and TV programs, and record DTV and TV programs. Your TV has ColorStream (component video) inputs. Connecting your TV to a DTV receiver with component video can greatly enhance picture quality and realism.
  • Page 13: Connecting Two Vcrs

    Connecting two VCRs This connection allows you to record (dub/edit) from one VCR to another VCR while watching a videotape. You can also record from one TV channel while watching another TV channel. You will need: • two coaxial cables •...
  • Page 14: Connecting An Hdmi Or A Dvi Device To The Hdmi Input

    Connecting an HDMI or a DVI device to the HDMI input The HDMI input on your TV receives digital audio and uncompressed digital video and audio from an HDMI device or uncompressed digital video from a device. This input is designed to accept HDCP material in digital form from EIA/CEA-861/861B–...
  • Page 15: Connecting An Audio System

    Connecting an audio system This connection allows you to use an audio amplifier and external speakers, and adjust the audio level using the TV’s remote control. To control the audio, turn on the TV and the stereo amplifier, and turn off the TV’s built-in speakers (see “Turning off the built-in speakers”...
  • Page 16: Using The Remote Control

    Using the remote control Preparing the remote control for use Your Toshiba TV remote control has one dedicated TV mode and five universal modes: VCR, Cable/SAT, DVD, Audio1, and Audio2. The target devices and default devices being programmed for each mode...
  • Page 17: Remote Control Functional Key Chart

    Remote Control functional key chart Toshiba TV Cable Key Label (TV) (CBL/SAT) (CBL/SAT) LIGHT Lights the remote key, and toggles between enabled and disabled Illumination mode. SLEEP Sleep timer --- POWER Power Power Digit 1 Digit 1 Digit 2 Digit 2...
  • Page 18 Toshiba TV Cable Key Label (TV) (CBL/SAT) (CBL/SAT) TV/VCR AM/FM DISC STOP REC** POP CH POP channel up/down SPLIT POP Split POP DIRECT CH POP Direct ch FREEZE Still picture SWAP POP Swap CH SCAN POP Ch scan SOURCE POP Source Notes: •...
  • Page 19: Programming The Remote Control For Use With Your Audio/Video Devices

    Programming the remote control for use with your audio/video devices Device code setup 1. Refer to the Device code table on pages 21–22 to find the code for your device. If more than one number is listed, try each one separately until you find one that works.
  • Page 20: Using The Volume Lock Feature [8000]

    Using the volume lock feature (8000) For the TV, CABLE/SAT, VCR, and DVD modes, the volume controls (VOL yz and MUTE) can be programmed (locked) to the selected device mode. This feature does not apply to the AUDIO1/2 modes. For example, to lock the volume controls to always jump to the CABLE/SAT mode: 1.
  • Page 21: Device Code Table

    TEAC 0148, 0141, 0142 TECHNICS MINOLTA 0100, 0145 MITSUBISHI 0138, 0140, 0147, TEKNICA 0148, 0141, 0142, 0161, 0164 THOMSON TOSHIBA MULTITECH 0147, 0127, 0104 0139, 0110, 0111, 0134 VECTOR RESEARCH 0111 OLYMPIC 0124, 0123 WARDS OPTIMUS 0128, 0121, 0135, YAMAHA...
  • Page 22 7100, 7107 MARANTZ 7102 SONY NAKAMICHI 7105 ONKYO 7108, 7109, 7113 TECHNICS PANASONIC 7116, 7118 THOMSON PHILIPS 7122, 7121 TOSHIBA PIONEER 7104, 7106 WAVE 7126, 7127, 7128, YAMAHA 7134, 7135 ZENITH SANSUI 7105, 7110, 7112 VIALTA SHARP 7131 FUNAI SONY...
  • Page 23: Learning About The Remote Control

    Learning about the remote control The buttons used for operating the TV only are described here. For a complete list of the remote control’s functions, see the “Remote Control functional key chart” on pages 17–18. turns the TV on and off POWER allows access to the automatic TV shut-off function (page 59) SLEEP...
  • Page 24: 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 menu system using the buttons on your TV or the remote control.
  • Page 25: 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 a language: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the SET UP menu appears.
  • Page 26: Adding Channels To The Tv's Memory

    Adding channels to the TV’s memory When you press Channel y or z, your TV will stop only on the channels stored in the TV’s channel memory. Follow the steps below and on the next page to program all active channels into the TV’s memory.
  • Page 27: Adding And Erasing Channels Manually

    Adding and erasing channels manually After you have programmed the channels automatically, you can manually add or erase specific channels. To 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.
  • Page 28: Using The Tv's Features

    Using the TV’s features Adjusting the channel settings Switching between two channels using Channel Return The Channel Return feature allows you to switch between two channels without entering an actual channel number each time. 1. Select the first channel (or video mode) you want to view. 2.
  • Page 29 3. Press ENTER to display the FAVORITE CH menu. CH INPUT will be highlighted. FAVOR I TE CH I NPUT – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –...
  • Page 30: Labeling Channels

    Labeling channels Channel labels appear above the on-screen channel number display each time you turn on the TV, change a channel, or press RECALL. You can choose any four characters to identify a channel. To create channel labels: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the CUSTOM menu appears.
  • Page 31: Viewing The Wide-Screen Picture Formats (480I, 480P And 1080I Signals Only)

    Viewing the wide-screen picture formats (480i, 480p and 1080i signals only) You can view 480i, 480p and 1080i format programs in a variety of picture sizes—Natural, Theater Wide 1, Theater Wide 2, Theater Wide 3, and Full. (The Full picture size is not selectable for 1080i format programs.) The way the image displays in any of the picture sizes will vary depending on the format of the program you are viewing.
  • Page 32 Theater Wide 1 picture size (For 4:3 format program) • The picture is non-uniformly enlarged—the center of the picture remains close to its original proportion, but the left and right edges are stretched wider to fill the screen. • A small part of the picture at the top and bottom is hidden;...
  • Page 33: Scrolling The Theater Wide Picture (Theater Wide 2 And 3 Only)

    Scrolling the Theater Wide picture (Theater Wide 2 and 3 only) 1. Press PIC SIZE to select the Theater Wide 2 or 3 mode. 2. Press MENU, and then press x or • until PICTURE menu appears. 3. Press y or z to highlight PICTURE SCROLL. P I CTURE P I CTURE S I ZE AUTO ASPECT...
  • Page 34: Using The Auto Aspect Feature

    Using the AUTO ASPECT feature When the AUTO ASPECT feature is set to ON and the TV receives a 480i signal, the picture size is automatically selected (as described in the following table). Aspect ratio of signal source 4:3 Normal 16:9 Full 4:3 Letter box –1...
  • Page 35: Using The Pop Double-Window Feature

    Using the POP double-window feature The POP (picture-out-picture) feature splits the screen into a double window that allows you to watch two programs at the same time. The POP program can come from a TV broadcast or an external source, such as a VCR.
  • Page 36: Switching The Main And Pop Pictures

    Switching the main and POP pictures Press SWAP while you are using the POP feature to switch the main and POP pictures. Switching the speaker audio (main or POP) Press x or • while you are using the POP feature to switch the sound (main or POP) from the speakers.
  • Page 37: Double-Window Aspect Ratio

    Double-Window aspect ratio The Double-Window feature displays each picture according to its input signal aspect ratio, as illustrated below. 480i 480i Using the programmed channel search function You can use the programmed channel search function to quickly scan the channels you programmed into the TV’s memory (page 26). 1.
  • Page 38: Using The Favorite Channel Search Function

    Using the favorite channel search function You can use the favorite channel search function to quickly scan your favorite channels (see “Programming your favorite channels” on page 28). 1. Press FAVORITE. The TV automatically enters multi-window mode, and begins a twelve-picture scan of your favorite channels in the multi-window.
  • Page 39: Using The Locks Menu

    Using the LOCKS menu The LOCKS menu includes the V-Chip, CH Lock, Video Lock, and New PIN Code functions. You can use these functions after entering the correct PIN code. Entering the PIN code 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the LOCKS menu appears.
  • Page 40: Enable Blocking

    ENABLE BLOCKING 1. From the LOCKS menu, press z or y to highlight V-CHIP, and then press ENTER. The V-CHIP menu appears. 2. Press z or y to highlight ENABLE BLOCKING, and then press ENTER. 3. Press y or z to select ON or OFF. ON : To enable your setting (Lock) OFF: To release your setting (Unlock) Note: The CH LOCK function is not affected by this setting.
  • Page 41: Mpaa Rating (Independent Rating System For Movies)

    MPAA RATING (Independent rating system for movies) 1. From the V-CHIP menu, press z or y to highlight MPAA RATING, and then press ENTER. The MPAA RATING menu appears. 2. Press y or z to highlight MPAA RATING. 3. Press • to lock (“X”) or MPAA RAT I NG V –...
  • Page 42: Unlocking Programs Temporarily

    Unlocking programs temporarily 1. If you try to watch a TV program that exceeds the rating limits you set, the TV enters program lock mode. After 4 seconds, the TV starts the auto favorite channel search function (see page 38). You can either unlock the program temporarily (see steps 2-4) or select a non-locked program to watch.
  • Page 43 To unlock individual channels: 1. From the LOCKS menu, press y or z to highlight CH LOCK, then press ENTER. The CH LOCK menu appears. 2. Press yzx • to highlight the channel you want to unlock, and then press ENTER. CH LOCK I NPUT –...
  • Page 44: Locking The Video Inputs

    Locking the video inputs With the VIDEO LOCK feature, you can lock out the input sources (Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, ColorStream HD1, ColorStream HD2, HDMI 1, HDMI 2) and channels 3 and 4. You will not be able to select locked input sources with the TV/VIDEO button or Channel buttons unless you clear the setting.
  • Page 45: Adjusting The Picture

    Adjusting the picture Selecting the picture mode You can select your desired picture type from four picture modes: Sports, Standard, Movie, and Preference. Mode Picture Quality Sports Bright and dynamic picture (factory setting) Standard Standard picture setting (factory setting) Movie Movie-like picture setting (factory setting) Preference Your personal preferences*...
  • Page 46: Saving Your New Preferences

    Saving your new preferences You can save the PICTURE qualities you adjusted (contrast, brightness, color, tint, sharpness, color temperature, CableClear DNR, and SVM) in the picture PREFERENCE mode. To save your new preferences: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the PICTURE menu appears.
  • Page 47: Selecting The Scan Velocity Modulation [Svm]

    Selecting the Scan Velocity Modulation (SVM) The SVM feature enhances picture contrast and sharpness. This feature has three modes: HIGH, LOW, and OFF. To select the SVM feature: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the PICTURE menu appears.
  • Page 48: Resetting Picture Adjustments

    Resetting picture adjustments The RESET function adjusts the picture qualities to the following factory settings: Mode ... sports Contrast ... max (100) Brightness ... center (50) Color ... center (50) Tint ... center (0) To reset the picture adjustments: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the PICTURE menu appears.
  • Page 49: Selecting The Video Input Source

    Selecting the video input source Press INPUT on the remote control or TV/VIDEO on the TV to view a signal from another device connected to your TV, such as a VCR or DVD player (see illustrations below). You can select ANT 1, VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3, ColorStream HD1, ColorStream HD2, HDMI 1, HDMI 2, or ANT 2 depending on which input jacks you used for connecting your devices (see “Connecting your TV”...
  • Page 50: 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 TV programs and videos that are closed captioned (usually marked as “CC” in TV listings). • Text—An on-screen display of information not related to the current program, such as weather or stock data (when provided by individual stations).
  • Page 51: Setting The On Timer

    Setting the ON timer To set the ON timer to turn the TV on automatically: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the CUSTOM menu appears. 2. Press y or z to highlight ON TIMER, and then press ENTER. 3.
  • Page 52: Setting The Clock

    Setting the clock To set the clock: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the SET UP menu appears. 2. Press y or z to highlight CLOCK SET, and then press ENTER. 3. Press the Number buttons (0-9) to enter the correct time. The clock operates on a 24-hour cycle.
  • Page 53: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusting the sound Muting the sound Press MUTE to temporarily reduce (1/2 MUTE) or turn off (MUTE) the sound. While the sound is off, the screen will display “1/2 MUTE” or “MUTE” in the lower right corner. Every time you press MUTE, the mute mode will change in the following order: →...
  • Page 54: Enjoying Dolby Virtual Sound Feature

    Enjoying the Dolby Virtual sound feature The Dolby* Virtual sound feature allows you to enjoy virtual surround sound from the TV’s speakers. • If you connect a device (such as a game console, DVD player, or DTV receiver) with analog audio output to standard (analog) audio terminals on the TV, and the input source is encoded with Dolby Surround sound or Dolby Digital...
  • Page 55: Using The Wow™ Surround Sound Feature

    Using the WOW™ surround sound feature WOW is a special combination of SRS Labs audio technologies that creates a thrilling surround sound experience with deep, rich bass from stereo sound sources. Your TV’s audio will sound fuller, richer, and wider. WOW consists of three features: SRS 3D, FOCUS, and TruBass.
  • Page 56: Resetting Your Audio Adjustments

    Resetting your audio adjustments The RESET function returns your audio adjustments to the following factory settings: Bass ... center (50) Treble ... center (50) Balance ... center (0) To reset your audio adjustments: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the AUDIO menu appears.
  • Page 57: Turning Off The Built Speakers

    Turning off the built-in speakers Use this feature to turn off the TV speakers when you connect an audio system (see “Connecting an audio system” on page 15). To turn off the built-in speakers: 1. Press MENU, then press x or • until the AUDIO menu appears.
  • Page 58: Using The Cyclone Sub-Woofer System

    ® Using the CYCLONE sub-woofer system ® Toshiba’s CYCLONE ABX (Acoustic Bass eXpansion) system provides dynamic acoustic reproduction in a self-enclosed bass-reflex sub-woofer system. ® To turn on the CYCLONE sub-woofer system and adjust the CYCLONE level: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the AUDIO menu appears.
  • Page 59: Selecting The Background Of The Menu Display

    Selecting the background of the menu display You can change the background of the menu display by selecting from two preset types: shaded and solid (gray). To select the background: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the CUSTOM menu appears.
  • Page 60: Appendix

    WARNING: RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK ! Never attempt to service the TV yourself. Opening and removing the covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to a Toshiba Authorized Service Center. Television System NTSC standard...
  • Page 61: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before calling a service technician, please check the following table for a possible cause of the symptom and some solutions. Symptom TV will not turn on No picture, no sound No sound, picture OK Poor picture, sound OK Poor reception of broadcast channels Cannot receive above channel 13 Black box appears on the screen Unable to select a certain channel...
  • Page 62: Limited United States Warranty

    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.
  • Page 63: Limited Canada Warranty

    Limited Canada Warranty for 32'' and Larger Television Models Toshiba of Canada Limited (“TCL”) makes the following limited warranties to original consumers in Canada. THESE LIMITED WARRANTIES EXTEND TO THE ORIGINAL CONSUMER PURCHASER OR ANY PERSON RECEIVING THIS TELEVISION AS A GIFT FROM THE ORIGINAL CONSUMER PURCHASER AND TO NO OTHER PURCHASER OR TRANSFEREE.
  • Page 64: Index

    Index A/V cables (standard) ... 7 ANT 1/2 ... 25 Antenna cables (coaxial) ... 7 AUDIO OUT sound, selecting ... 57 Audio system connection ... 15 Auto aspect ... 34 Auto favorite ...38 Auto power off ...59 BACKGROUND selection ...59 Back of the TV ...
  • Page 68 VANCOUVER: 22171 FRASERWOOD WAY, RICHMOND, B.C., V6W 1J5, CANADA – TEL: (604) 303-2500 MANUFACTURED BY ColorStream, StableSound, and TheaterWide are registered trademarks of Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. CableClear, TouchFocus, and SurfLock are trademarks of Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C.