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Toshiba 34HFX83 Owner's Manual

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WNER'S
ANUAL
Color Television
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:
34HFX83
34HFX83
Serial number:
23566175A

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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: 34HFX83 34HFX83...
  • 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

    Important Safety Information ... 2-4 Introduction ... 6 Welcome to Toshiba ... 6 Exploring your new TV ... 6 Note regarding Quick Connect Guide ... 6 Connecting your TV ... 7 Connecting a VCR ... 7 Connecting a cable box ... 8 Connecting a cable box and 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 model 34HFX83. Before you start reading, check your model number on the back of the TV.
  • Page 7: Connecting Your Tv

    DVI-D digital single-link cable is for use with video equipment with DVI-D output (see page 13). NOTE REGARDING PICTURE QUALITY When connecting video equipment to your Toshiba TV: ● For GOOD picture quality: Use a standard yellow video cable. ●...
  • Page 8: Connecting A Cable Box

    Connecting a cable box This connection allows you to watch basic and premium cable channels. To watch basic cable and use the TV’s features, select ANT-1. To view premium channels, select ANT-2, tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (whichever channel is vacant in your area), and use the cable box to change channels.
  • Page 9: Connecting A Dvd Player Or Satellite Receiver (Without Component Video) And A Vcr

    Connecting a DVD player or satellite receiver (without component video) 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 coaxial cables (three if satellite receiver is used) •...
  • Page 10: Connecting A Dvd Player (With Component Video) And A Vcr

    ® (component video) inputs. Connecting your TV to a DVD player with component video inputs (such as a Toshiba DVD player with ColorStream quality and realism. – To record one TV program while watching another TV program, tune the VCR to the channel to record, and tune the TV to the channel to watch.
  • Page 11: Connecting A Dtv Receiver/Set-Top Box (With Component Video) And A Vcr

    Connecting a DTV receiver/set-top box (with 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 inputs can greatly enhance picture quality and realism.
  • Page 12: 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 13: Connecting A Device To The Dvi/Hdcp Input

    Connecting a device to the DVI/HDCP input The DVI/HDCP input on your TV is designed to accept HDCP program material in digital form from EIA/CEA-861–compliant consumer electronic devices, such as a set-top box or DVD player equipped with a DVI-D digital single-link output connection. The DVI/HDCP input is designed for best performance with 1080i high-definition video signals.
  • Page 14: Connecting An Audio System

    Connecting an audio system This connection allows you to use external speakers with an external audio amplifier to adjust the sound level. To control the audio, turn on the TV and the stereo amplifier, and turn off the built-in speakers (see “Turning off the built-in speakers” on page 56).
  • Page 15: 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 16: 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 17: Programming The Remote Control For Use With Your Audio/Video Devices

    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 POP Freeze SWAP POP Swap CH SCAN POP Ch scan SOURCE POP Source Note: •...
  • Page 18: Searching And Sampling The Code Of A Device (8500)

    Searching and sampling the code of a device (8500) If you do not know the device code for a particular target unit, you can cycle the remote control through the available codes for that device mode and sample the functions to find the code that properly operates the target device.
  • Page 19: Device Code Table

    0138, 0140, 0147, TEAC 0148, 0141, 0142 TECHNICS MINOLTA 0100, 0145 MITSUBISHI 0138, 0140, 0147, 0148, 0141, 0142, TEKNICA 0161, 0164 THOMSON TOSHIBA MULTITECH 0147, 0127, 0104 0139, 0110, 0111, 0134 VECTOR RESEARCH OLYMPIC 0124, 0123 WARDS OPTIMUS 0128, 0121, 0135, YAMAHA...
  • Page 20 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 21: 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 16 –17. turns the TV on and off POWER sets the TV to turn off at a specific time (page 50) SLEEP...
  • Page 22: 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 remote control.
  • Page 23: 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 24: Adding Channels To The Tv's Memory

    Adding channels into the channel memory When you press Channel y or z, your TV will stop only on the channels stored in the channel memory. Follow the steps below and on the next page to program all active channels into the memory. Programming channels automatically Your TV can automatically detect all active channels in your area and store them in the channel memory.
  • Page 25: Using The Quick Connect Guide

    3. Press y or z to highlight ADD/ERASE. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 SET UP LANGUAGE ENGL SH - - : - - CLOCK ANT 1...
  • Page 26: Changing Channels

    Changing channels To change to a specific channel (programmed or unprogrammed): Press the Channel Number buttons (0–9 and 100). For channels 100 and higher, press the 100 button, and then the next two numbers. For example, to select channel 125, press 100, 2, 5.
  • Page 27: 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 28 3. Press x or • to display the FAVORITE CH1 menu, for example. CH INPUT will be highlighted. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 CUSTOM T I MER 00h00m...
  • Page 29: 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. You can assign labels to a maximum of 32 channels. To create channel labels: 1.
  • Page 30: Viewing The Wide-Screen Picture Formats

    6. Press x or • to erase the channel label. 7. Repeat steps 4–6 to erase other channel labels. Viewing the wide- screen picture formats You can view programs that have the conventional TV picture format (4:3 aspect ratio) and the wide-screen format (16:9 aspect ratio) in a variety of picture sizes.
  • Page 31 Theater Wide 1 • The picture is non-uniformly enlarged—the center of the picture remains close to its true proportion, but the left and right edges are stretched wider to fill the screen. Conventional picture on a conventional TV screen Theater Wide 2 •...
  • Page 32: 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 THEATER menu appears. 3. Press y or z to highlight PICTURE SCROLL. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 THEATER D o l b y V i r t u a l...
  • Page 33: Using The Auto Aspect Feature

    Using the auto aspect feature When receiving a 480i signal, the TV will automatically change the picture size by reading aspect information (ID-1 data) from the input signal. If the signal does not include aspect information (ID-1 data), the picture size mode you set in pages 31-32 is selected. To turn on the auto aspect: 1.
  • Page 34: 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 35: 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. Freezing the POP picture 1. Press FREEZE while the POP is not on the screen. The POP window will appear with a still picture. 2.
  • Page 36: Double-Window Aspect Ratio

    POP double-window aspect ratio The POP double-window feature displays each picture according to its input signal aspect ratio as illustrated below. 480i 480i 480i 480p/720p/1080i Using the programmed channel search function You can use the programmed channel search function to quickly scan your programmed channels (see “Programming channels into the channel memory ”...
  • Page 37: 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 27). 1. Press FAVORITE. The TV automatically enters POP mode, and begins a seven- picture scan of your favorite channels.
  • Page 38: 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 39: Using The V-Chip Menu

    Using the V-CHIP menu Some TV programs and movies include signals that classify the content of the program (violence, sex, dialog, language). The V-CHIP conrol feature in this TV detects the signals and blocks the programs according to your selections. To use this feature, perform the following setup.
  • Page 40: Mpaa Rating (Independent Rating System For Movies)

    MPAA RATING (Independent rating system for movies) 1. From the LOCKS menu, select MPAA RATING. 2. Press x or • to display the MPAA RATING menu, then press z or y to highlight MPAA RATING. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 LOCKS MPAA RAT I NG NC1 7...
  • Page 41: Unlocking Programs Temporarily

    Unlocking programs temporarily 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 37). You can either unlock the program temporarily or select a non-locked program to watch.
  • Page 42: Locking Video Inputs

    To unlock individual channels: 1. From the LOCKS menu, select CH LOCK. 2. Press x or • to display the CH LOCK menu. 3. Press yzx • to highlight the channel you want to unlock, then press ENTER. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 LOCKS V CHI P –...
  • Page 43: Using The Game Timer

    Using the game timer You can use the game timer to set a time limit for playing a video game (30-120 minutes). When the game timer is activated, the TV enters VIDEO LOCK mode and locks out the input source for the video game device.
  • Page 44: 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 preference*...
  • Page 45: Saving New Preference

    Saving your new preferences You can save the PICTURE qualities (contrast, brightness, color, tint, and sharpness) you adjusted in the picture preference mode. To save your new preferences: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the PICTURE menu appears.
  • Page 46: 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 47: Selecting The Display Format (For 480P Signals Only)

    Selecting the display format (for 480p signals only) This feature converts a 480p input signal to 540p or 1080i. To select the display format: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the PICTURE menu appears. 2. Press y or z to highlight DISPLAY FORMAT. 3.
  • Page 48: Selecting The Video Input Source

    Selecting the video input source Press INPUT button on the remote control or TV/VIDEO on the TV front panel to view a signal from another device connected to your TV, such as a VCR or video disc player (see illustrations below). You can select ANT 1, VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3, ColorStream HD1, ColorStream HD2, DVI, or ANT 2 depending on which input jacks you used for connecting your devices (see “Connecting your TV”...
  • Page 49: 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 labeled “CC”). • 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 50: Setting The On-Timer

    Setting the ON timer To set the ON timer to turn on the TV automatically: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the CUSTOM menu appears. 2. Press y or z to highlight ON. 3. After the number position starts to blink, press the Number buttons (0-9) to enter the length of time until the TV turns on automatically.
  • Page 51: 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. 3. After the number position starts to blink, press the Number buttons (0–9) to enter the correct time.
  • Page 52: 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 muted, 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 53: Enjoying The 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 54: 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. To adjust the WOW feature: 1.
  • Page 55: Resetting Your Audio Adjustments

    9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 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. ®...
  • Page 56: Turning Off The Built-In 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 14). To turn off the built-in speakers: 1. Press MENU, then press x or • until AUDIO menu appears. 2.
  • Page 57: Using The Stablesound Feature

    Using the StableSound ® feature When the signal source is changed, the StableSound the highest volume level to prevent extreme changes in volume (for example, to prevent the sudden increase in volume that often happens when a TV program switches to a commercial). ®...
  • Page 58: Viewing The Demo Mode

    Viewing the demo mode The demo mode automatically demonstrates several of your TV’s features. To start the demo: Press and hold MENU on the TV front panel for 4 seconds. To stop the demo: Press RECALL, EXIT, or POWER. Understanding the auto power off feature The TV will automatically turn itself off after approximately 15 minutes if it is tuned to a vacant channel or a station that completes its broadcast for the day.
  • Page 59: Appendix

    Appendix Specifications Television System NTSC standard Channel Coverage VHF: 2 through 13 UHF: 14 through 69 Cable TV: Mid band (A-8 through A-1, A through I) Super band (J through W) Hyper band (AA through ZZ, AAA, BBB) Ultra band (65 through 94, 100 through 125) Power Source 120 V AC, 60 Hz Power Consumption...
  • Page 60: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before calling a service technician, please check the following table for a possible cause of the problem and some solutions. Problem 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 61: 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. 0104...
  • Page 62: Limited Canada Warranty

    FORE, 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. If you purchased your TV in Canada, register it online at www.toshiba.ca www.toshiba.ca...
  • Page 63: Index

    Index A/V cables (standard) ... 7 A/V receiver connection ... 14 ANT 1/2 ... 23 Antenna cables (coaxial) ... 7 AUDIO OUT sound, selecting ... 56 Audio system connection ... 14 Auto aspect ... 33 Auto favorite ... 37 Auto power off ... 58 BACKGROUND selection ...
  • Page 64 MANUFACTURED BY TOSHIBA AMERICA CONSUMER PRODUCTS, L.L.C. CYCLONE is a registered trademark of Toshiba Corporation. ColorStream and StableSound are registered trademarks of Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. CableClear and SurfLock are trademarks of Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. PRINTED IN USA...