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Toshiba 14VL43U Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2: Child Safety

    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: 26) Always unplug the TV before cleaning. Clean only with a dry cloth.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Introduction ... 6 Welcome to Toshiba ... 6 Exploring your new TV ... 6 Selecting a location for the TV ... 7 Connecting the power cord and AC adaptor ... 7 Connecting your TV ... 7 Connecting a VCR ... 8 Connecting a cable converter box ...
  • Page 6: Introduction

    You will find the model number and serial number on the back of your TV set. Record these numbers in the spaces prided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your TOSHIBA dealer regarding this product. Model Number Serial Number CHANNEL zy POWER...
  • Page 7: Selecting A Location For The Tv

    Your TV’s ColorStream 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.
  • 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. From antenna or Cable IN from ANT OUT to TV CH 3 CH 4 Back of TV...
  • 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 satellite receiver or TV. You can also record one TV channel while watching another channel. Note: If your DVD player has component video connections, see “Connecting a DVD player with ColorStream ®...
  • Page 10: Connecting A Dvd Player With Colorstream (Component Video) And A Vcr

    ® Your TV has ColorStream (component video) connections. Connecting your TV to a component video compatible DVD player (such as Toshiba DVD player with ColorStream quality and performance. You will need: • one coaxial cable • one set of A/V cable •...
  • Page 11: Connecting A Camcorder

    Connecting a camcorder This connection allows you to watch video recorded on a camcorder. You will need: • one pairs of audio cables • one video cable (or one S-video cable) Camcorder S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO If your camcorder has an S- video connection, an S-video cable will provide better picture performance than a standard video cable.
  • Page 12: Using The Remote Control

    Using the remote control Learning about the Remote Control RECALL displays screen information. CHANNEL NUMBERS (0-9) allow direct access to channels. +100 selects channels over 100. POWER turns the TV on and off. MUTE mutes the sound. VIDEO1 selects video 1 mode. VIDEO2 selects video 2 mode.
  • Page 13: Setting Up Your Tv

    Setting up your TV Menu function After you have installed the batteries, 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. 1.
  • Page 14: Changing The On-Screen Display Language

    Changing the on-screen display language Choose from three different languages (English, French and Spanish) for he on-screen display of adjustment menus and messages. To select a language: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • to display the FEATURE menu appears.
  • Page 15: Adding And Erasing Channels Manually

    7. Press x or • to start automatically channel programming (CH PROGRAM window appears on-screen). The TV automatically cycles through every TV or cable channel (depending on which you selected), and stores all active channels in the TV’s memory. Press MENU to stop on the way. CH PROGRAM TV 30 MENU: STOP...
  • Page 16: Using The Tv's Features

    Using the TV’s features Programming your favorite channels The favorite channel feature allow you to use the FAV yz buttons on the remote control to cycle through your favorite channels, skipping over channels you do not normally watch. You can program a maximum of 12 favorite channels.
  • Page 17: Using The V-Chip Feature

    Using the V-CHIP feature You can use the V-Chip feature to block certain programs or channels, to prevent others from viewing them. Selecting a PIN code Before you can block programs or channels, you must select a personal identification number(PIN)code. Your PIN code allows you to access the V-Chip menu, and prevents others from changing the rating and blocking limits you set.
  • Page 18: 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 TV and MPAA ratings work with the V-Chip feature to allow you to block access to programs that exceed the rating limits you set.
  • Page 19 8. Press y or z to select one of the six age- based categories. FEATURE V-CHIP LOCK TV GUIDELINE MPAA RATING ---- CHANGE PIN 9. Press • to highlight “ALL” or sub-ratings (FV,V,S,L or D). 10. Press y or z to select (or deselect) the ratings to be blocked. Blocked rating will be marked with “B”;...
  • Page 20: Changing Your Pin Code

    Changing your PIN code 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • to display the FEATURE menu. 2. Press y or z to highlight V-CHIP. 3. Press x or • to display the PIN code entering screen. 4. Use the NUMBERS(0–9) to enter your existing PIN code. After the code is entered, the V-Chip menu appears.
  • Page 21: Adjusting The Picture

    Adjusting the Picture Adjusting the picture quality You can adjust the picture quality to your personal preferences, including the contrast, brightness, sharpness, color, and tint . The qualities you choose will be stored automatically in your TV’s memory. To adjust the picture quality: 1.
  • Page 22: Selecting The Video Input Source

    Selecting the video input source You can use the VIDEO1 or VIDEO 2 buttons on the remote control to view a signal coming from other devices, such as VCRs or video disc players that may be connected to your TV. (see “Connecting your TV” on page 8.) Or press the TV/VIDEO button on the TV repeatedly to select VIDEO1, VIDEO2 or TV.
  • Page 23: 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 24: Setting The Sleep Timer

    Setting the sleep timer To set the sleep timer to turn the TV off (standby mode) automatically: 1. Press SLEEP to set the length of time until the TV turns off. Every time you press the button, the time display will decrease by 30 minutes.
  • Page 25: Selecting Stereo/Sap Broadcasts

    Selecting stereo/SAP broadcasts The multi-channel TV sound (MTS) feature allows you to listen to high-fidelity stereo sound while watching TV. MTS can also transmit a second audio program (SAP) containing a second language, music, or other audio information (when provided by individual stations). When the TV receives a stereo or SAP broadcast, the word STEREO or SAP appears on-screen every time the TV is turned on, the channel is changed, or the RECALL button is pressed.
  • Page 26: Using The Wow (Sound Effect) Feature

    Using the WOW (sound effect) feature WOW is a special combination of SRS audio technologies that creates a thrilling surround sound experience with deep rich bass from a mono or stereo sound sources. Your audio now sounds fuller, richer and wider. Based on the elements of the flagship SRS 3D technology, WOW restores the spatial cues and ambient information that is lost during standard stereo playback.
  • Page 27: Appendix

    AUDIO OUTPUT 150mv(rms)(Impedance 22k ohm or above) Dimensions 14VL43U: Width 20VL43U: Width Mass 14VL43U: 9.1 lbs. (4.15 kg) 20VL43U: 13.9 lbs. (6.3 kg) Supplied Accessories Remote Control with 2 size “AAA” batteries Power cord AC adaptor (This AC adaptor can be only used for this LCD TV. Do not use for other apparatus.) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 28: 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 sound, picture OK Poor picture, sound OK Poor reception of broadcast channels Cannot receive above channel 13 Black box appears on the screen...
  • Page 29: Limited United States Warranty

    (1) To find the nearest TACP/THI Authorized Service Station: For LCD TVs purchased in the United States,except Hawaii, visit TACP ’s web site at, or call toll free 1-800-631-3811. For LCD TVs purchased in Hawaii,contact Toshiba Hawaii,Inc., 327 Kamakee Street, Honolulu, HI 96814,(808)591-9281.
  • Page 30: Limited Canada Warranty

  • Page 31: Index

    Index AC adaptor connection ... 7 A/V cables (standard) ... 7 Antenna cables (coaxial) ... 7 Audio amplifier connection ... 11 Auto power off ... 22 Back of the TV ... 6 Blue screen ... 21 Cable converter box connection ... 8 Camcorder connection ...
  • Page 32 1643 NORTH SERVICE RD., TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY, DORVAL QUEBEC, H9P 1J1, CANADA – TEL: (514) 856-4100 VANCOUVER: 22171 FRASERWOOD WAY, RICHMOND, B.C., V6W 1J5, CANADA – TEL: (604) 303-2500 MANUFACTURED BY TOSHIBA VISUAL-EQUIPMENT CORPORATION ColorStream is registered trademarks of Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc. 23565947...

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