Toshiba MW20FP1 Owner's Manual

Combination flat color television and video cassette recorder / dvd video player.
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©2004 Toshiba Corporation
This device does not tape-record copy protected DVD video discs.
5L00201C [E]Cover
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20/4/04, 16:04
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    TELEVISION AND VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER / DVD VIDEO PLAYER MW20FP1 MW24FP1 MW27FP1 OWNER’S MANUAL ©2004 Toshiba Corporation This device does not tape-record copy protected DVD video discs. 5L00201C [E]Cover Illustration of MW20FP1 20/4/04, 16:04 Introduction Connections Basic setup TV operation Playback (VCR) Recording...

  • Page 2: Important Safeguards


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    1. READ INSTRUCTIONS All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the unit is operated. 2. RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. 3. HEED WARNINGS All warnings on the unit and in the operating instructions should be adhered to. 4.

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    Introduction IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 13. LIGHTNING To protect your unit from a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the unit due to lightning and power line surges.

  • Page 5: Power Source

    27. LASER BEAM Do not look into the opening of the disc tray or ventilation opening of the product to see the source of the laser beam. It may cause sight damage. 28. DISC Do not use a cracked, deformed, or repaired disc. These discs are easily broken and may cause serious personal injury and product malfunction.

  • Page 6: Precautions

    Introduction Precautions Notes on handling When shipping the unit, the original shipping carton and packing materials come in handy. For maximum protection, repack the unit as it was originally packed at the factory. Do not use volatile liquids, such as insect spray, near the unit.

  • Page 7: Notes On Discs

    Notes on discs On handling discs Do not touch the playback side of the disc. Do not attach paper or tape to discs. On cleaning discs Fingerprints and dust on the disc cause picture and sound deterioration. Wipe the disc from the center outwards with a soft cloth.

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    Introduction Notes on discs (Continued) About this owner’s manual This owner’s manual explains the basic instructions of this unit. Some DVD video discs are produced in a manner that allows specific or limited operation during playback. As such, the unit may not respond to all operating commands.

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS ... 2 Precautions ... 6 Notes on discs ... 7 Contents ... 9 Identification of controls ... 10 Connections Antenna connections ... 13 Cable TV connections ... 14 Connecting to optional equipment ... 15 Basic setup Starting setup ...

  • Page 10: Identification Of Controls

    Identification of controls See the page in for details. This owner’s manual uses the illustrations of MW20FP1. MW27FP1 model has some differences in appearance from the illustrations. Example: Model MW27FP1 has a door on the front panel. Front panel Illustration of MW20FP1...

  • Page 11: Remote Control

    Remote control The instructions in this manual describe the functions on the remote control. See the page in * DVD MENU button Use the MENU button to display the menu included on many DVD video discs. To operate a menu, follow the instructions in “DVD menu”.

  • Page 12: Inserting Batteries

    5 meters. 5L00201C [E]p06-12 Install two “R03/AAA” batteries (supplied), paying attention to the polarity diagram in the battery compartment. ) are also used to navigate on-screen menu system. 20/4/04, 16:04 Replace the compartment cover. Illustration of MW20FP1 Approx. 5 meters...

  • Page 13: Antenna Connections

    Connections Antenna connections If you are using an indoor or outdoor antenna, follow the instructions below that correspond to your antenna system. If you are using a cable TV service (CABLE), see page 14 for Cable TV connections. Combination VHF/UHF antenna (Single 75 ohm cable or 300 ohm twin-lead wire) Antenna jack 75 ohm coaxial cable...

  • Page 14: Cable Tv Connections

    Connections Cable TV connections This unit has an extended tuning range and can tune most cable channels without using a Cable TV converter box. Some cable companies offer “premium pay channels” in which the signal is scrambled. Descrambling these signals for normal viewing requires the use of a descrambler device which is generally provided by the cable company.

  • Page 15: Connecting To Optional Equipment

    Note: In the DVD mode this key will not operate. Connecting a camcorder or a TV game To playback from the camcorder or playing a TV Game, connect the camcorder to the unit as shown. Signal flow Illustration of MW20FP1 (yellow) To AUDIO (L/R)/VIDEO IN (white)

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    Connections Connecting to optional equipment (Continued) You can enjoy high quality dynamic sounds by connecting the unit to optional audio equipment. Connecting to an amplifier equipped with a Dolby Digital decoder Dolby Digital Dolby Digital is the surround sound technology used in theaters showing the latest movies, and is now available to repro- duce this realistic effect in the home.

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    Connecting to an amplifier equipped with a MPEG audio decoder MPEG2 sound You can enjoy motion picture and live concert DVD video discs with dynamic realistic sound by connecting an amplifier equipped with an MPEG2 audio decoder or MPEG2 audio processor. Amplifier equipped with an MPEG2 audio decoder To COAXIAL...

  • Page 18: Starting Setup

    Basic setup Starting setup The STARTING SETUP function makes installing your unit easily. It leads you the Language selection, TV/CABLE selection and auto channel memory automatically. IMPORTANT: Make sure that the antenna or cable TV system connection is made! Starting setup Press POWER.

  • Page 19: Clock Setting

    Clock setting The auto clock function will automatically set the built-in clock (Month, Day, Year and Time) when the unit is connected to an antenna or cable system and it is turned off. As the unit searches for a receivable station in your area and it receives a broadcast signal for auto clock, the auto clock needs several minutes to set itself.

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    Basic setup Clock setting (continued) To set standard time In the rare event that you live within broadcast range of two stations in two different time zones, the unit may recognize the wrong station for the auto clock set. To correct the situation: Press MENU, then press option.

  • Page 21: Manual Clock Setting

    Manual clock setting You must set the date and time manually for timer recordings, ON/OFF timer and daylight saving time if the auto clock process did not set them correctly. EXAMPLE: Setting the clock to “8:30 AM”, 27th. (SAT) March, 2004. Press MENU, then press option.

  • Page 22: Setting The Language, Tv/vcr Operation Status

    Basic setup Setting the language/ TV/VCR operation status Setting the language This unit can display the on screen language in English, Spanish or French. Press MENU, then press option. MENU ENTER SETUP Press to select “LANGUAGE/IDIOMA/ LANGUE”, then press ENTER Press to select the desired language: English (ENGLISH), Spanish (ESPAÑOL) or...

  • Page 23: Tv Operation

    TV operation TV operation TV operation To turn on the unit, press POWER. The Power indicator will light. • Every time you turn on the TV, the unit starts from TV/VCR mode. When you use TV/VCR after DVD operation, press TV/VCR. POWER POWER Adjust the volume level by pressing VOLUME...

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    TV operation TV operation (continued) TV operation CHANNEL UP/DOWN Press and release CHANNEL automatically stops at the next channel set into memory. For proper operation, before selecting channels, they should be set into the memory. See page 26 “To memorize channels”. CHANNEL CHANNEL RETURN This button allows you to go back to the last channel...

  • Page 25: Closed Captions

    Closed captions WHAT IS CLOSED CAPTIONING? This television has the capability to decode and display closed captioned television programs. Closed captioning will display text on the screen for hearing impaired viewers or it will translate and display text in another language.

  • Page 26: To Memorize Channels

    TV operation To memorize channels This unit is equipped with a channel memory feature which allows channels to skip up or down to the next channel set into memory, skipping over unwanted channels. Before selecting channels, they must be programmed into the unit’s memory. In addition to normal VHF and UHF channels, this unit can receive up to 113 cable TV channels.

  • Page 27: Setting The V-chip

    Setting the V-Chip An age limitation can be set to forbid children to watch programs according to “TV RATING” and “MOVIE RATING” level set. To use the V-Chip function, you must register a password. Notes: • If you forget the password, you cannot set the V-Chip. •...

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    TV operation Setting the V-Chip (continued) To set the V-Chip In the V-CHIP menu, press CHIP SET”, then press ENTER Press to select “TV RATING”, then press to display the desired setting. After setting, press ENTER. : TV RATING is not set TV-Y : All children TV-Y7 : 7 years old and above TV-G : General audience...

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    To set the on timer This feature allows you to have the unit automatically turn on at a predetermined time. If you program the ON TIMER once, the unit will turn on the programmed day (daily/weekly) at the same time to the same channel. To set the on timer EXAMPLE: Turning on the TV to channel 12 at 7:00 AM, MONDAY-FRIDAY.

  • Page 30: To Set The Off Timer

    TV operation To set the off timer This feature allows you to have the unit turn off automatically at a predetermined time. If you program the OFF TIMER once, the unit will automatically turn off at the same time everyday. To set the off timer EXAMPLE: Turning off the TV at 11:30 PM.

  • Page 31: Picture Control Adjustment, Adjusting The Picture Preference

    Picture control adjustment/ Adjusting the picture preference Picture controls are factory preset but you can adjust them individually as follows: And also you can select four picture modes—Standard, Sports, Movie, and Memory—as described in the following table: Picture control adjustment Press MENU, then press option.

  • Page 32: Sound Control Adjustment, Stereo And Second Audio Program (sap)

    TV operation Sound control adjustment/ Stereo and Second Audio Program (SAP) Sound controls are factory preset but you can adjust them individually as follows: The unit is equipped with a feature known as multi-channel TV sound or MTS. MTS broadcasts greatly enhance TV viewing by bringing you programs with high fidelity stereo sound.

  • Page 33: Loading And Unloading A Cassette Tape

    Playback (VCR) Loading and unloading a cassette tape Use only video cassette tapes marked Loading Push the center of the tape until it is automatically inserted. Automatic power ON When you insert a cassette tape the unit power will turn ON automatically. Automatic playback When loading a cassette tape without an erase prevention tab, playback will start automatically.

  • Page 34: Cassette Tape Playback

    5 minutes it will change to the resuming playback mode automatically. 5L00201C [E]p33-37 Illustration of MW20FP1 Rewind or forward the tape Stop the playback or recording with STOP. To rewind the tape: Press REW on the front panel or press REV on the remote.

  • Page 35: Special Playback

    Special playback Picture search Reverse picture search function Press REV once or twice during the playback. Forward picture search function Press FWD once or twice during the playback. To return to playback, press PLAY. SPEED SEARCH TIMES PICTURE SEARCH SPEED TAPE SPEED PRESS ONCE SP (Standard Play)

  • Page 36: Convenient Function

    Playback (VCR) Convenient function Repeat playback The entire video tape will be played until its end. The tape will automatically rewind to the beginning and the playback will be repeated. Press MENU, then press option. MENU ENTER SETUP Press to select “AUTO REPEAT”. ENTER Press to select “ON”...

  • Page 37: Video Head Cleaning, Zero Return Function

    Zero return function The zero return function provides a convenient method of rap- idly returning to the starting point of recording or playback. The starting point can be indexed for any location on the tape by pressing COUNTER RESET and ZERO RETURN. Press DISPLAY.

  • Page 38: Recording A Tv Program

    Recording (VCR) Recording a TV program Recording and viewing the same TV program. Recording a TV program Load a cassette tape with the erase prevention tab intact. The unit will automatically turn on. Press SP/SLP to select the desired tape speed SP or SLP.

  • Page 39: One-touch Timer Recording (otr)

    One-touch Timer Recording (OTR) The One-touch timer recording feature provides a simple and convenient way to make a timed recording. One-touch timer recording (OTR) Example: One-touch timer recording for 30 minutes. Load a cassette tape with the erase prevention tab intact. The unit will automatically turn on.

  • Page 40: Timer Recording

    Recording (VCR) Timer recording Timer recording can be programmed on-screen with the remote control. The built-in timer allows automatic unattended recording of up to 8 programs within 1 month. Timer recording Preparation: • Press TV/VCR to select the TV/VCR mode. •...

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    To set daily/weekly timer Weekly (e.g. WKL-TUE: each Tuesday) or daily (e.g. MON-SAT: Monday to Saturday) Timer recording Follow the procedure of timer recording on the previous page. At picture 4 press desired setting appears. Then press ENTER. When you press repeatedly, the indicator at DATE will change as follows, in this case the day is Friday.

  • Page 42: Duplicating A Video Tape

    COAXIAL Connection with Camcorder • Select “LINE2” on step 2. Playback Camcorder Recording VCR Illustration of MW20FP1 To AUDIO (R) IN To AUDIO (L) IN To VIDEO IN Audio/Video cable (not supplied) For duplicating a previously recorded tape from a camcorder, follow the camcorder manufacturer’s...

  • Page 43: Recording A Dvd/cd Disc

    Recording a DVD/CD disc You can record disc material in DVD, Audio CD, etc. onto a video tape with this unit. Duplicating a DVD or CD disc Preparation: • Press TV/VCR to select the TV/VCR mode. • Load a cassette tape with the erase prevention tab intact. •...

  • Page 44: Playing A Disc

    • Do not place a disc which is unplayable on the disc tray. 5L00201C [E]p44-47 Illustration of MW20FP1 Press OPEN/CLOSE or PLAY. • A menu screen will appear on the TV screen, if the disc has a menu feature.

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    To obtain a higher quality picture Occasionally, some picture noise not usually visible during a normal broadcast may appear on the TV screen while playing a DVD video disc because the high resolution pictures on these discs include a lot of information. While the amount of noise depends on the TV you use with this unit, you should generally reduce the sharpness adjustment on your TV when viewing DVD video discs.

  • Page 46: Playing Frame By Frame

    Basic playback (DVD) Playing a disc (continued) Playing in fast reverse or fast forward directions Press REV or FWD during playback. REV: Fast reverse playback FWD: Fast forward playback Each time you press REW or FWD button, the playback speed changes. Playing frame by frame Press PAUSE/STILL during still playback.

  • Page 47: Zooming, Locating Desired Scene

    Advanced playback (DVD) Zooming/Locating desired scene Zooming This unit will allow you to zoom in on the frame image. You can then make selections by switching the position of the frame. Press ZOOM during playback. The centre part of the image will be INPUT zoomed in.

  • Page 48: Repeat Playback, A-b Repeat Playback

    Advanced playback (DVD) Repeat playback/A-B Repeat playback Repeat playback Press PLAY MODE during playback or stop mode. TRK - PLAY MODE [DVD] Press or ENTER once or twice to select “Chapter” or “Title”. The unit automatically starts repeat playback after finishing the current title ENTER or chapter.

  • Page 49: Program Playback, Random Playback

    Program playback/Random playback You can arrange the playback order of tracks or files on the disc. And also the unit selects tracks or files at random and playback them. These feature works for Audio CD, Video CD and MP3/WMA/JPEG CD. Program playback Press PLAY MODE in the stop mode.

  • Page 50: Changing Angles, Title Selection, Dvd Menu

    Advanced playback (DVD) Changing angles/Title selection/DVD menu Changing angles When playing back a disc recorded with multi-angle facility, you can change the angle that you are viewing the scene from. Press ANGLE during playback. The current angle will appear. COUNTER RESET ANGLE Title selection...

  • Page 51: Changing Soundtrack Language, Subtitles

    Changing soundtrack language/ Subtitles Changing soundtrack language You can select the language when you play a multilingual disc. Press AUDIO SELECT during playback. The current soundtrack language will appear. Press AUDIO SELECT repeatedly until the de- sired language is selected. •...

  • Page 52: Karaoke Playback, Disc Status

    Advanced playback (DVD) Karaoke playback/Disc status/ To turn off the PBC Karaoke playback You can turn the vocal on or off recorded on the DVD KARAOKE. During DVD KARAOKE disc playback, press AUDIO SELECT. The KARAOKE symbol ( • If you play non-Karaoke disc, the KARAOKE sym- bol ( ) does not appear.

  • Page 53: Mp3/wma/jpeg Cd Operation

    MP3/WMA/JPEG CD operation This unit can play back the MP3/WMA/JPEG-data which has been recorded on CD-R or CD-RW. To produce the MP3/WMA/ JPEG-data, you need a Windows-PC with CD-R/RW drive and a MP3/WMA/JPEG-encoding Software (not supplied). The Apple-HFS-System can not be played. MP3/WMA/JPEG CD information Limitations on MP3/WMA/JPEG CD playback •...

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    Advanced playback (DVD) MP3/WMA/JPEG CD operation (continued) MP3/WMA CD playback Place a disc on which MP3 or WMA files have been recorded onto the disc tray. A file menu screen will appear on the screen. Press or ENTER to select folder. CD-R ENTER Press...

  • Page 55: Jpeg Cd Playback, Slide Show Playback

    You can select your desired JPEG file on the file menu and picture menu. The selected JPEG file is automatically adjusted to the TV screen. (When the aspect ratio of the JPEG file is different to your TV screen, the black bar will appear at the top and bottom, or the both sides of the TV screen.

  • Page 56: Customizing The Function Settings

    Function setup (DVD) Customizing the function settings You can change the default settings to customize performance to your preference. Setting procedure Press SETUP during stop mode. The following on-screen display appears. Language Picture Press to select the desired section, then press or ENTER.

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    Setting details Language Language Picture Menu Subtitle Audio Menu, Subtitle, Audio You can select the language of “Menu”, “Subtitle” and “Audio” if more than one languages are recorded onto the disc. English, Francais, Espanol: The selected language will be heard or seen. Other: Other language can be selected (see the “Language code list”...

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    Function setup (DVD) Customizing the Function Settings (continued) Setting details Sound Language Picture DRC (Dynamic Range Control) enables you to control the dynamic range so as to achieve a suitable sound for your equipment. On: Loud sound such as explosion or similar is toned down slightly when played back.

  • Page 59: Temporary Disabling Of Rating Level By Dvd Disc

    Temporary disabling of rating level by DVD disc Depending on the DVD disc, the disc may try to temporarily cancel the rating level that you have set. It is up to you to decide whether to cancel the rating level or not. Load a DVD disc and press PLAY or OPEN/ CLOSE on the unit (see page 44).

  • Page 60: Language Code List

    Others Language code list Enter the appropriate code number for the initial settings “Menu”, “Subtitle” and/or “Audio” (see page 57). Language Name Code Language Name Code Abkhazian 1112 Fiji Afar 1111 Finnish Afrikaans 1116 French Albanian 2927 Frisian Amharic 1123 Galician Arabic 1128...

  • Page 61: Reception Disturbances

    Reception disturbances Most types of television interference can be remedied by adjusting the height and position of the VHF/UHF antenna. Outdoor antennas are recommended for best results. The most common types of television interference are shown below. If one of these symptoms appear when the unit is connected to a Cable TV system, the disturbance may be caused by the local Cable TV company broadcast.

  • Page 62: Troubleshooting

    Others Troubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. SYMPTOMS POWER The AC power cord is not connected. No power. Although the power is on, the Cassette or disc is not inserted. unit does not operate. The TIMER REC buttons are depressed.

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    SYMPTOMS The video cassette's erase prevention tab TV recording does not work. is broken off. The time is not set correctly. The recording start/end time is not set Timer recording does not correctly. work. The TIMER REC buttons have not been pressed at the same time (the TIMER REC indicator is not lit).

  • Page 64: Specifications

    Remote control (WC-FN2) ... 1 Batteries (R03/AAA) ... 2 300-75 matching transformer ... 1 • Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. 5L00201C [E]p60-64 MW20FP1 MW24FP1 135 W 1.5 W + 1.5 W 79.4 lbs (36 kg) 25-13/16 inches (655 mm) 22-13/16 inches (580 mm) 18-5/8 inches (472.5 mm)

  • Page 65: Limited Warranty

    Limited warranty Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. (“TACP”) makes the following limited warranties. These limited warranties extend to the original consumer purchaser or any person receiving this set as a gift from the original consumer purchaser and to no other purchaser or transferee .

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    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.

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