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Owner's Manual
Integrated High Definition
LCD Television
For an overview of steps for setting up your new TV, see page 9.
Note: To display a High Definition picture, the TV must be receiving
a High Definition signal (such as an over-the-air High Definition
TV broadcast, a High Definition digital cable program, or a High
Definition digital satellite program). For details, please contact
your TV antenna installer, cable provider, or satellite provider.
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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:



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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: VX3A00041800...
  • Page 2: Child Safety

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

    Important Safety Instructions Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  • Page 4 Care For better performance and safer operation of your TOSHIBA TV, follow these recommendations and precautions: 29) If you use the TV in a room whose temperature is 32 °F (0 °C) or below, the picture brightness may vary until the LCD warms up.
  • Page 5: Choosing A Location For Your Lcd Tv

    Choosing a location for your LCD TV To Display your LCD TV on the included Pedestal Stand: Observe the following safety precautions: 1) Read and Follow the pedestal assembly instructions included with the pedestal. CAUTION: Before beginning pedestal assembly, carefully lay the front of the LCD Panel face down on a flat, cushioned surface such as a quilt or blanket.
  • Page 6: Fcc Declaration Of Conformity

    Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for • help. Caution: Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by Toshiba could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. ENERGY STAR ® User Information ENERGY STAR User Information Statement: the factory default settings of this television meet ENERGY STAR requirements.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Specifications ...57 Acceptable signal formats for PC IN and HDMI terminals ...58 Limited United States Warranty for LCD Televisions 26” and Larger ...59 Limited Canadian Warranty for Toshiba Brand Flat Panel Televisions ...60 ® picture ® Digital Dynamic Range Control feature ...45...
  • Page 8: Chapter 1: Introduction

    Features of your new TV The following are just a few of the many exciting features of your new Toshiba widescreen, integrated HD, LCD TV: Integrated digital tuning (8VSB ATSC and QAM) • eliminates the need for a separate digital converter set-top box (in most cases).
  • Page 9: Overview Of Steps For Installing, Setting Up

    Inadequate ventilation may cause overheating, which will damage the TV. THIS TYPE OF DAMAGE IS NOT COVERED UNDER THE TOSHIBA WARRANTY. Do not plug in any power cords until AFTER you have connected all cables and devices to your TV.
  • Page 10: Tv Front And Side Panel Controls And Connections

    TV front and side panel controls and connections Model 40RV525U is used in this manual for illustration purposes. Green LED and TOSHIBA Logo LED Power LED(Green) = Power indicator TOSHIBA Logo LED= On or Off ( Remote sensor — Point the remote control toward this remote sensor ( “Remote control effective range”...
  • Page 11: Tv Back Panel Connections

    ® of ColorStream high-definition component video inputs (with standard stereo audio inputs) for connecting devices with component video output, such as a Toshiba DVD ® player with ColorStream Note: Component video cables carry only video information; separate audio cables are required for a complete connection.
  • Page 12: Chapter 2: Connecting Your Tv

    (ColorStream ® is Toshiba’s brand of component video.) These cables are typically color-coded red, green, and blue. Separate audio cables are required for a complete connection. Note: Component video cables provide better picture performance than a standard (composite) video or S-video cable.
  • Page 13: Connecting A Vcr And Antenna Or Cable Tv (No Cable Box)

    Connecting a VCR and antenna or Cable TV (no Cable box) You will need: coaxial cables • standard A/V cables • − For better picture performance, if your VCR has S-video, use an S-video cable (plus the audio cables) instead of the standard video cable.
  • Page 14: Connecting A Vcr With S-Video And A Cable Box

    Connecting a VCR with S-video and a cable box An S-video connection will provide better picture performance than a standard (composite) video cable. You will need: coaxial cables • S-video cable • − Do not connect both types of video cable to VIDEO 1 at the same time or the picture performance will be unacceptable.
  • Page 15: Connecting A Dvd Player With Colorstream

    Connecting a DVD player with ColorStream and a satellite receiver Your TV has two sets of ColorStream You will need: coaxial cables • standard A/V cables • − For better picture performance, if your VCR has S-video, use an S-video cable (plus the audio cables) instead of the standard video cable.
  • Page 16: Connecting A Camcorder

    Connecting a camcorder You will need: standard A/V cables • − For better picture performance, if your camcorder has S-video, connect an S-video cable (plus the audio cables) to VIDEO 1 on the TV back instead of the VIDEO 2 on the TV side panel.
  • Page 17: Connecting An Hdmi™ Or Dvi Device To The Hdmi Input

    Connecting an HDMI™ or DVI device to the HDMI input The HDMI input on your TV receives digital audio and uncompressed digital video from an HDMI source device, or uncompressed digital video from a DVI (Digital Visual Interface) source device. This input is designed to accept HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital-Content Protection) program material in digital form from EIA/CEA-861-D–compliant...
  • Page 18: Hdmi Control Connection

    HDMI Control connection You can control the basic functions of connected audio/video devices using the TV’s remote control if you connect a HDMI Control compatible audio receiver or playback device. For an explanation of setup and operations, see page 50. TV back panel AUDIO VIDEO...
  • Page 19: Connecting A Digital Audio System

    Connecting a digital audio system The TV’s DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal outputs a Dolby Digital or 2-channel down-mixed PCM (pulse-code modulation) signal for use with an external Dolby decoder or other external audio system with optical audio input. You will need: optical audio cable (Use an optical audio cable that has •...
  • Page 20: Connecting A Personal Computer (Pc)

    Connecting a personal computer (PC) With either the PC IN or HDMI connection, you can watch your computer’s display on the TV and hear the sound from the TV’s speakers. To connect a PC to the PC IN terminal on the TV: When connecting a PC to the PC IN terminal on the TV, use an analog RGB (15-pin) computer cable and a PC audio cable.
  • Page 21: Chapter 3: Using The Remote Control

    Your TV remote control is preprogrammed to operate most Toshiba devices ( page 25). 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 ( pages 23–27).
  • Page 22: 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 ( Note: The error message “NOT AVAILABLE” may appear if you press a key for a function that is not available.
  • Page 23: Using The Remote Control To Control Your Other Devices

    Using the remote control to control your other devices 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) ( pages 25–27).
  • Page 24: Remote Control Functional Key Chart

    “---” = key does not send a signal in that remote control mode. • “ TV” = key will affect the TV, even though the remote control is in another mode. • * Not available for your TV. REMOTE CONTROL KEY Toshiba TV POWER Power SLEEP Sleep timer PIC SIZE Picture size...
  • Page 25: Programming The Remote Control To Control Your Other Devices

    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 23.
  • Page 26: Remote Control Codes

    008, 009, 013, 016 Realistic Samsung Sony 014, 055 Star Choice 057, 106 Star Trak 025, 026, 037, 054 Toshiba 000, 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 020, 031, 056 Uniden 021, 028, 030, 032, 035, 039, 043, 045, 047, 058 Zenith...
  • Page 27 018, 050, 051, 053, 073, 079 Tandy Tashiko Tatung Teac 018, 029, 037 Technics Teknika 010, 018, 065 Toshiba 000, 011, 021, 023, 024, 028, 030, 039, 057, 074, 078, 079 Totevision 009, 010, 065 Unitec Unitech Vector Research 005, 006, 011, 012,...
  • Page 28: Chapter 4: Menu Layout And Navigation

    Chapter 4: Menu layout and navigation Main menu layout The tables below and on the next page provide a quick overview of your TV’s menu system. To open the main menus (illustrated below), press Icon Item Mode Video Picture Settings Noise Reduction Game Mode Theater Settings...
  • Page 29: Setup/Installation Menu Layout

    Setup/Installation menu layout The Installation menu contains the Terrestrial and System Status menus. To open the Installation menu (illustrated below), press select Installation, and press Icon Item Input Configuration Terrestrial Channel Program Channel Add/Delete Channel Tuning Mode Time Zone Signal Meter System Status System Information Navigating the menu system...
  • Page 30: Chapter 5: Setting Up Your Tv

    Channel Browser Setup to close the Preferences menu. Press TOSHIBA Logo LED You can select TOSHIBA Logo LED either On or Off. and open the Setup menu. Press Highlight Logo LED and press to select either On or Off and press...
  • Page 31: Programming Channels Into The Tv's Channel Memory

    Programming channels into the TV’s channel memory When you press on the remote control or TV control panel, your TV will stop only on the channels you programmed into the TV’s channel memory. Follow the steps below to program channels into the TV’s channel memory.
  • Page 32: Labeling Channels

    To manually add digital subchannels on a physical channel: Use the Channel Numbers and the Dash ( control to enter the channel number (for example, 56–1). If the channel is found, the number will be added to the list and the box will be checked. If the channel is not found, a message will appear.
  • Page 33: Setting The Hdmi™ Audio Mode

    To create and assign a custom label: Open the Channel Labeling window. Press to select a channel you want to label. to highlight Custom and press Press The software keyboard will appear. Repeatedly press the corresponding key on the remote control to highlight the desired character on the on-screen software keyboard.
  • Page 34: Viewing The Digital Signal Meter

    Viewing the digital signal meter You can view the digital signal meter in the ANT/CABLE digital TV input source only. To view the digital signal meter: and open the Setup menu. Press Highlight Installation and press A new set of Installation menu icons will appear, as shown below.
  • Page 35: Chapter 6: Using The Tv's Features

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features Selecting the video input source to view To select the video input source to view: Press on the remote control or TV control panel. And then either: a) Press 0–8; or b) Repeatedly press on the remote control and then press to change the input;...
  • Page 36: Tuning Channels

    Press to select the desired label for that input source. If a particular input is not used, you can select Hide as the label, which will cause that input to be “grayed out” in the Input Selection screen and skipped over when you press on the remote control.
  • Page 37 To set up the Channel Browser™: From the Preferences menu, highlight Channel Browser Setup and press to highlight Navigation, and then press Press to select either Browse Mode or Select Mode. to highlight History List, and then press Press select the setting you prefer: either On, or Off. Note: History List will be cleared every time the TV is powered off.
  • Page 38: Setting The Channel Tuning Mode

    Adding and clearing channels and inputs in the History List Adding channels and inputs to the History List: As a channel or input is tuned, the Channel Browser™ adds it to the History List and displays it on the “right side” of the Channel Browser™.
  • Page 39: Switching Between Two Channels Using Channel Return

    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. Select the first channel you want to view. Select a second channel using the Channel Number buttons (and the dash ( ) button if selecting a digital channel).
  • Page 40 Picture Size Natural Some program formats will display with sidebars and/or bars at the top and bottom. TheaterWide 1 (for 4:3 format programs) The center of the picture remains close to its original proportion, but the left and right edges are stretched wider to fill the screen.
  • Page 41: Scrolling The Theaterwide Picture (Theaterwide 2 And 3 Only)

    Scrolling the TheaterWide (TheaterWide 2 and 3 only) You can set separate scroll settings for the TheaterWide 2 and TheaterWide 3 modes for each input. To set the scroll settings: and open the Video menu. Press Highlight Theater Settings and press Video Mode Sports...
  • Page 42: Adjusting The Picture

    Adjusting the picture Selecting the picture mode You can select your desired picture settings from four different modes, as described below. Mode Picture Quality Sports Bright and dynamic picture (factory setting) Standard Standard picture settings (factory setting) Lower contrast for darkened room (factory Movie setting) Designed for viewing of PC tables and...
  • Page 43: Using The Closed Caption Mode

    Using the closed caption mode Base closed captions The closed caption mode 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 “CC” in program guides). Text—An on-screen display of information not related to •...
  • Page 44: Adjusting The Audio

    Adjusting the audio Muting the sound Press on the remote control to partially reduce (1/2 MUTE) or turn off (MUTE) the sound. Each time you press mute mode will change in the following order: 1/2 Mute Mute If the closed caption mode is set to Off when you select “MUTE”...
  • Page 45: Adjusting The Audio Quality

    Adjusting the audio quality You can adjust the audio quality by adjusting the bass, treble, and balance. To adjust the audio quality: and open the Audio menu. Press Highlight Audio Settings and press Press to highlight the item you want to adjust (Bass, Treble, or Balance).
  • Page 46: Using The Locks Menu

    Using the Locks menu The Locks menu includes the Enable Rating Blocking, Edit Rating Limits, Channels Block, Input Lock, Control Panel Lock, and New PIN Code features. You can use these features after entering the correct PIN code. Entering the PIN code and highlight the Locks menu icon.
  • Page 47: Downloading An Additional Rating System For Blocking Tv Programs And Movies

    • The additional rating system is not designed, transmitted, or controlled by the TV or Toshiba, nor is the availability of an additional rating system determined or controlled by Toshiba. Similarly, the rating of programs in an additional rating system is not determined, transmitted, or controlled by the TV or Toshiba.
  • Page 48: Blocking Channels

    Blocking channels With the Channels Block feature, you can block specific channels. You will not be able to tune blocked channels unless you unlock them. To block channels: Press and highlight the Locks menu icon. Press to display the PIN code entering screen. Enter your four-digit PIN code and press page 48).
  • Page 49: Using The Gametimer

    Using the GameTimer ® You can use the GameTimer to set a time limit for playing a video game (30–120 minutes). When the GameTimer expires, the TV enters Input Lock mode and locks out the input source for the video game device.. To set the GameTimer ®...
  • Page 50: Setting The Pc Audio

    Setting the PC Audio This function allows you to output or mute the sound from your PC when connecting using the PC IN terminal and an analog RGB cable. ( page 20) To set the PC Audio: and open the Audio menu. Press Highlight Audio Setup and press to select PC Audio and then press...
  • Page 51: Displaying Tv Status Information

    Displaying TV status information To display TV status information using RECALL: Press on the remote control. The following information will display (if applicable): Current input (ANT/CABLE, VIDEO 1, etc.) • If ANT/CABLE is the current input, either “CABLE” (for • cable TV) or “ANT”...
  • Page 52: Chapter 7: Using The Tv's Advanced Features

    Chapter 7: Using the TV’s advanced features Using the advanced picture settings features Using dynamic contrast When dynamic contrast is set to On, the TV will detect changes in the picture quality that affect the appearance of your contrast settings and then automatically adjust the video. To select dynamic contrast preferences: and open the Video menu.
  • Page 53: Using Cableclear Digital Noise Reduction

    Using CableClear ® digital noise reduction ® The CableClear digital noise reduction feature allows you to reduce visible interference in your TV picture. This may be useful when receiving a broadcast with a weak signal (especially a Cable channel) or playing a noisy video cassette or disc.
  • Page 54: Using The Advanced Audio Settings Features

    Using the advanced audio settings features Using the QSound ® sound feature ® QSound is the original name for a positional three- dimensional (3D) sound processing algorithm from QSound Labs that creates 3D audio effects from multiple monophonic sources and sums the outputs to two channels for presentation over regular stereo speakers.
  • Page 55: Chapter 8: Troubleshooting

    General troubleshooting Before calling a service technician, please check this chapter for a possible cause of the problem and some solutions you can try. Black box on-screen The closed caption feature is set to one of the Text modes • (T1, T2, T3, or T4).
  • Page 56 5 seconds. The PIN code you previously stored will be cleared ( page 46). No HDMI Control operation The HDMI Control feature is available for Toshiba • HDMI Control compatible devices. Make sure the HDMI cables with the HDMI Logo •...
  • Page 57: Chapter 9: Appendix

    40RV52U : 2.75 A 40RV525U: 2.75 A 46RV525U: 3.50 A Power Consumption 40RV52U : 0.6 W in standby mode 40RV525U: 0.6 W in standby mode 46RV525U: 0.6 W in standby mode Audio Power: 10 W + 10 W 40RV52U :...
  • Page 58: Acceptable Signal Formats For Pc In And Hdmi Terminals

    Acceptable signal formats for PC IN and HDMI terminals PC IN signal formats Note: Depending on the connected PC, the following status may occur; incorrect display, false format detection, picture position failure, blur, or judder. But this is not a malfunction of your TV. Format Resolution 640 ×...
  • Page 59: Limited United States Warranty For Lcd Televisions 26" And Larger

    Limited United States Warranty for LCD Televisions 26” and Larger Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. (“TACP”) makes the following limited warranties to original consumers in the United States. THESE LIMITED WARRANTIES EXTEND TO THE ORIGINAL CONSUMER PURCHASER OR ANY PERSON RECEIVING THIS...
  • Page 60: Televisions

    Modifi cations to the Television not approved in writing by TCL, and service made necessary by the use or installation of non-Toshiba modifi cations to the Television; h. Service of a Television on which the TOSHIBA label or logo, rating label or serial number have been defaced or removed;...
  • Page 61 “Troubleshooting” section, you fi nd that service is needed: (1) To fi nd the nearest ASP, visit TCL’s web site at, or call toll free 1-800-268-3404 (2) Present your bill of sale or other proof of purchase to the ASP.
  • Page 62 Chapter 9: Appendix A copy of the GPL source code in this product may be obtained by contacting Toshiba Consumer Solutions at (800)631-3811. There will be a charge to cover the costs of providing the source code.
  • Page 63 Notes...
  • Page 64 VANCOUVER: 6932 Greenwood Street Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1X8, CANADA – TEL: (604) 303-2500 CableClear, ColorStream, GameTimer, and TheaterWide are registered trademarks of Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. Channel Browser, DynaLight, and SurfLock are trademarks of Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C.

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