Toshiba 50HX81 Owner's Manual

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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.
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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:...

  • Page 2: Important Information

    Important Information WARNING TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. The lightning symbol in the triangle tells you that the voltage inside this product may be strong enough to cause an electric shock.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Introduction ... 4 Welcome to Toshiba ... 4 Exploring your new TV ... 4 Connecting your TV ... 5 Connecting a VCR ... 5 Connecting a cable converter box ... 6 Connecting a cable converter box and VCR ... 6...

  • Page 4: Introduction, Welcome To Toshiba, Exploring Your New Tv

    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. This manual applies to models 50HX81, 57HX81, and 65HX81.

  • Page 5: Connecting Your Tv, Connecting A Vcr

    Connecting your TV If you have not connected electronic equipment before, or you have been frustrated in the past, you may wish to read this section. (Cables are not supplied.) • A coaxial cable is the standard cable that comes in from your antenna or cable converter box.

  • Page 6: Connecting A Cable Converter Box, Connecting A Cable Converter Box And Vcr

    Connecting a cable converter box This connection allows you to watch basic and premium cable channels. To 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 converter box to change channels.

  • Page 7: 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: • one coaxial cable • two pairs of audio cables (one single and one pair of audio cables for a mono VCR) •...

  • Page 8: Connecting A Dvd Player With Colorstream And A Vcr

    ® Your TV has ColorStream component video inputs. Connecting your TV to a ColorStream-compatible DVD player (such as a Toshiba ColorStream-equipped DVD player) can greatly enhance picture quality and realism. You will need: •...

  • Page 9: Connecting A Dtv Receiver/set-top Box With Colorstream ® And A Vcr

    Connecting a DTV receiver/set-top box with ® ColorStream and a VCR This connection allows you to watch DTV (digital TV broadcast), VCR, and TV programs, and record DTV and TV programs. You can record from one source while watching a program from another source.

  • Page 10: Connecting Two Vcrs, Connecting A Camcorder

    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: • one coaxial cable •...

  • Page 11: Connecting An Audio System, Connecting An A/v Receiver

    Connecting an audio system This connection allows you to use an audio amplifier to adjust the audio level. This also allows you to use external speakers. 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 52).

  • Page 12: Using The Remote Control, Preparing The Remote Control For Use, Installing The Remote Control Batteries

    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 13: 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 1/MOVIE Digit 1 Digit 1 2/SPORTS Digit 2...

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    Toshiba TV Cable Key Label (TV) (CBL/SAT) (CBL/SAT) TV/VCR Bypass A/B AM/FM DISC --- STOP PIP CH POP channel up/down POP on/off MULTI This button is not available for this TV model or any other device connected to this TV.

  • Page 15: Programming The Remote Control For Use With Your Audio Video Devices, Device Code Setup

    Programming the remote control for use with your audio/video devices Device code setup 1. Refer to the Device code table on pages 17–20 to find the code for the brand of your device. If more than one number is listed, try each one separately until you find the one that works.

  • Page 16: Verifying The Device Code (990), Using The Volume Lock Feature (993), Operational Feature Reset (980)

    Verifying the device code (990) Use this feature to verify the codes for your other devices. The number of blinks after pressing the 1, 2, 3, and 4 buttons is the 4- digit code set up for that mode. For example, to verify the device code of the VCR: 1.

  • Page 17: Device Code Table

    Tandy TeleCaption Colour Voice 0044, 0050 Teleview Comtronics 0059 Texscan Contec 0038 Digi 0656 Timeless Eastern 0021 Tocom Toshiba Emerson 0816 Tusa Everquest 0034, 0059 Focus 0419 Unika United Artists GC Electronics 0075, 0226 Universal Garrard 0172 Gemini 0034, 0089, 0816...

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    Teac 0473, 1067, 1081, Technics 1181, 1281 Teknika Optonica 0081 Thomas Orion 0021, 0203, 0228, Tivo 0314, 0498 Toshiba Panasonic 0054, 0096, 0181, 0244, 0473, 0635, 1081, 1181, 1281 Totevision Penney 0054, 0056, 0057, Unitech 0059, 0061, 0073, Vector 0259...

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    Denon 0541 Emerson Samsung 0592 Sharp 0649 Fisher Sherwood 0652 Sony 0552 Technics 0509 Garrard Theta Digital 0590 Toshiba 0522 Genexxa Yamaha 0509, 0564 Harman/Kardon Zenith 0522, 0610 Hitachi Kenwood Laser Disc setup codes Brand Code Kodak Aiwa 0222 Krell...

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    0319, 0414 Panasonic 0327 Philips 0288, 0911 Pioneer 0032, 0319 Realistic 0414 Sony 0239, 0708 Soundesign 0097 Technics 0327 Toshiba 0372 Victor 0350 Wards 0032, 0097 Yamaha 0373 Cassette Player setup codes Brand Code Aiwa 0048, 0216, 0219 Akai 0302...

  • 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 13 –14. turns the TV on and off POWER allows access to the automatic TV shut-off function (page 48) SLEEP...

  • Page 22: Setting Up Your Tv, Learning About The Menu System

    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. You can access the menu using the buttons on your TV or remote control.

  • Page 23: Changing The On-screen Display Language, Selecting The Antenna Input

    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, Programming Channels Automatically

    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 25: Adding And Erasing Channels Manually, Changing Channels

    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 26: Adjusting The Color Convergence

    Adjusting the color convergence This projection TV uses three separate TV tubes: red, green, and blue. The red, green, and blue images are projected onto the screen where they converge to form a full-color picture. You can see a clear picture only when the three images converge correctly.

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    3. Press x or • to display the Center Convergence menu. 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 B L U E TO ADJUST ENTER TO SELECT COLOR...

  • Page 28: Using The Tv's Features, Adjusting The Channel Settings, Switching Between Two Channels

    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 or video mode you want to view. 2.

  • Page 29: Labeling Channels

    To clear your favorite channels: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the CUSTOM menu appears. 2. Press y or z to highlight FAVORITE CH2, for example. 3. Press x or • to display the FAVORITE CH2 menu. 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...

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    4. Press the Channel Number buttons to select a channel you want to label. 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 0 0 0...

  • Page 31: Viewing The Wide-screen Picture Formats, Selecting The Picture Size

    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. Selecting the picture size Repeatedly press PIC SIZE to select either Nomal, Theater Wide 1, Theater Wide 2, Theater Wide 3, or Full picture size, as described below.

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    Conventional picture on a conventional TV screen Theater Wide 1 (recommended mode): • 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. •...

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    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 FOCUS...

  • 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, Freezing The Pop Picture

    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 Press STILL while you are using the POP feature. The POP picture will become a still picture. To return to the moving picture, press STILL again.

  • Page 36: Using The Locks Menu, Entering The Pin Code

    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 37: Using The V-chip Menu, Enable Blocking, Tv Rating (independent Rating System For Broadcasters)

    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 control feature in this TV detects the signals and blocks the programs according to your selections. To use this feature, perform the following setup.

  • Page 38: Mpaa Rating (independent Rating System For Movies), Blocking Option

    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. 3. Press x or • to display the MPAA RATING menu. 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...

  • Page 39: Unlocking Programs Temporarily, Locking Channels

    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 favorite channel search function (see page 35). You can either unlock the program temporarily (see steps 2–4) or select a non-locked program to watch.

  • Page 40: Locking Video Inputs

    To unlock 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 CH I P ENABLE...

  • Page 41: Using The Front Panel Lock Feature, Changing The Pin Code

    Using the front panel lock feature Lock the front panel buttons to prevent the buttons from being pressed accidentally (by children, for example). When the front panel lock is in ON mode, all control buttons on the TV front panel (except POWER) do not operate.

  • Page 42: Adjusting The Picture, Selecting The Picture Mode, Adjusting The Picture Quality

    Adjusting the picture Selecting the picture mode You can select 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* *(see “Saving new preference”...

  • Page 43: Saving New Preference, Using The Als (automatic Light Sensor) Feature, Using The Flesh Tone Feature

    Saving new preference 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 44: Selecting The Cinema Mode, Using The Digital Noise Reduction (dnr) Feature

    Selecting the cinema mode When you view a DVD movie (3-2 pulldown processed) from a DVD player connected to the ColorStream (component video) inputs on the TV, smoother and more natural motion can be obtained by setting the CINEMA MODE to FILM (auto). To select the cinema mode: 1.

  • Page 45: Selecting The Color Temperature, Resetting Picture Adjustments

    Selecting the color temperature You can change the quality of the picture by selecting from three preset color temperatures: cool, medium, and warm. Mode Picture Quality cool blueish medium neutral warm reddish To select the color temperature: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the PICTURE menu appears.

  • Page 46: Selecting The Video Input Source, Labeling The Video Input Sources

    Selecting the video input source Press INPUT on the remote control or TV/VIDEO on the TV to view a signal coming 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, or ANT 2 depending on which input jacks are used for connecting the devices (see “Connecting your TV”...

  • Page 47: 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 48: Setting The Sleep Timer, Setting The Clock

    Setting the sleep timer To set the sleep timer to turn the TV off automatically: 1. Press SLEEP to set the length of time until the TV turns off. 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 T I MER 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 Every time you press the button, the time display will increase by...

  • Page 49: Adjusting The Sound, Muting The Sound, Selecting Stereo/sap Broadcasts

    Adjusting the sound Muting the sound Press MUTE to temporarily turn off the sound. While the sound is off, the screen will display the word “1/2 MUTE” or “MUTE” in the lower right corner. Every time you press the button, the mute mode will change in the following order.

  • Page 50: Using The Wow™ Surround Sound Feature, Adjusting The Sound Quality

    Using the WOW™ surround sound feature The WOW™ surround sound feature expands the audio listening field wider and deeper to create exceptional sound quality from the TV’s speakers. WOW consists of the three features: SRS 3D, FOCUS and TruBass, being turned on. The feature uses stereo signals from a TV broadcast or video input.

  • Page 51: Resetting Audio Adjustments, Using The Sub-bass System (sbs)

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

  • Page 52: Turning Off The Built-in Speakers, Selecting The Audio Out Sound

    Turning off the built-in speakers Use this feature to turn the TV speakers off when you connect an audio system (see “Connecting an audio system” on page 11). To turn off the built-in speakers: 1. Press MENU, then press x or • until AUDIO menu appears. 2.

  • Page 53: Selecting The Background Of The Menu Display, Displaying On-screen Information

    Using the StableSound feature When the signal source is changed, the stable sound feature limits the high 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). To turn on the StableSound feature: 1.

  • Page 54: Viewing The Demonstration Mode, Understanding The Auto Power Off Feature

    Viewing the demonstration mode The demonstration mode is an option available in the MENU button on the TV front panel that will demonstrate several of your TV’s features. To start the demo: Press and hold MENU on the TV for 4 seconds. To stop the demo: Press RECALL, EXIT, or POWER.

  • Page 55: Appendix, Specifications

    0–300 mV(rms) (30% modulation equivalent, 4.7 kohm) AUDIO CENTER CHANNEL INPUT 300 mV(rms) (30% modulation equivalent, 10 kohm) Dimensions 50HX81: Width 46-3/16 inches (1173 mm) Height 50-3/8 inches (1279 mm) Depth 21-7/8 inches (556 mm) 57HX81: Width 52-3/16 inches (1325 mm)

  • Page 56: 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 57: Limited United States Warranty

    ATTENTION CANADIAN CONSUMERS: Canadian consumers are requested to complete the special Canadian “Warranty Registration Form” enclosed, and forward this completed form with a copy of bill of sale to TOSHIBA OF CANADA to “Register and Validate” their warranty. Products purchased in the U.S.A. and used in Canada are not covered by these warranties.

  • Page 58: Index

    Index A/V receiver connection ... 11 ANT 1/2 ... 23 Antenna cables ... 5 Audio cables ... 5 AUDIO OUT sound, selecting ... 52 Audio system connection ... 11 Auto convergence ... 26 Automatic light sensor (ALS) ... 43 Auto power off ...54 BACKGROUND selection ...

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    TEL: (514) 856-4100 VANCOUVER: 22171 FRASERWOOD WAY, RICHMOND, B.C. V6W 1J5, CANADA TEL: (604) 303-2500 MANUFACTURED BY ColorStream is a registered trademark of Toshiba Corporation. StableSound is a trademark of Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc. PRINTED IN USA (01-07) B...

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