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Owner's Manual
Integrated High Definition
LCD Television
40G300U
40G30U
46G300U
46G30U
For an overview of steps for setting up your new TV, see page 10.
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.
© 2010 TOSHIBA CORPORATION
All Rights Reserved
HIGH-DEFINITION 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:
Serial number:
HDA51D4003I

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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: HDA51D4003I...
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    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 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: 34) 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: Using A Wall Bracket

    This is normal, especially when the unit is being turned on or off. If these sounds become frequent or continuous, unplug the power cord and contact a Toshiba Authorized Service Center. DANGER: RISK OF SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH!
  • Page 6: Removing The Pedestal Stand

    7) VESA Mounting Pattern TV Size Hole Pattern(VxH) Screw Size 40” 200x200 46” 400x200 (unit in mm) Removing the Pedestal Stand 1) Carefully lay the front of the unit face down on a flat, cushioned surface such as a quilt or blanket. Leave the stand protruding over the edge of the surface.
  • Page 7: Trademark Information

    FCC Declaration of Conformity Compliance Statement (Part 15): The Toshiba 40G300U, 40G30U, 46G300U, and 46G30U Televisions comply with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and...
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    General troubleshooting ... 62 Chapter 9: Appendix ...65 Specifications ... 65 Acceptable signal formats for PC IN and HDMI terminals ... 66 Limited United States Warranty for LCD Televisions ... 67 Limited Canadian Warranty for Toshiba Brand Flat Panel Televisions ... 68...
  • Page 9: Chapter 1: Introduction

    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 10: Overview Of Steps For Installing, Setting Up And Using Your New Tv

    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 11: Tv Front And Side Panel Controls And Connections

    TV front and side panel controls and connections Model 40G300U is used in this manual for illustration purposes. Left side panel Control panel 1無 Green LED and TOSHIBA Logo LED Power LED(Green) = Power indicator TOSHIBA Logo LED= On or Off ( page 30).
  • Page 12: Tv Back Panel Connections

    8無 ColorStream HD — ColorStream definition component video input (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 13: Chapter 2: Connecting Your Tv

    Component video cables come in sets of three and are for use with video devices with component video output. (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.
  • Page 14: Connecting A Vcr And Antenna, Cable Tv Or Camcorder

    Chapter 2: Connecting your TV Connecting a VCR and antenna, Cable TV or Camcorder Camcorder AUDIO VIDEO TV back panel VIDEO 2 inputs on TV right side panel You will need: • coaxial cables standard A/V cables • − If you have a mono VCR, connect L/MONO on the TV to your VCR’s audio out terminal using the white audio cable only.
  • Page 15 Chapter 2: Connecting your TV Connecting a DVD player with ColorStream and a satellite receiver From satellite dish AUDIO COMPONENT VIDEO VIDEO Satellite S-VIDEO Satellite receiver with component video or DVD player with component video You will need: coaxial cables •...
  • Page 16: Connecting An Hdmi Or Dvi Device To The Hdmi Input

    Chapter 2: Connecting your TV 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.
  • Page 17: Regza-Link ® Connection

    HDMI standard. This feature is limited to models incorporating • Toshiba’s REGZA-LINK. However, Toshiba is not liable for those operations. Refer to the individual instruction manuals for compatibility information. Note: This feature may not work properly...
  • Page 18: Connecting A Digital Audio System

    Chapter 2: Connecting your TV 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 Digital decoder or other external ® audio system with optical audio input.
  • Page 19: Connecting A Home Network

    (i.e. no overscanning). Connecting a home network The LAN port allows your Toshiba TV to connect to your home network. You can use this revolutionary home entertainment networking system to access photo, video and audio files that are stored on a DLNA server and play/display them on your TV.
  • Page 20: To Connect The Tv To A Home Network

    Chapter 2: Connecting your TV To connect the TV to a home network the back of your TV Modem (DSL or Cable) Router with Hub DLNA server or Sever PC(with DLNA server function) [1] Coaxial or telephone cable (depending on your modem type) [2] Standard LAN cable [3] Do NOT connect a phone jack directly to the TV’s...
  • Page 21: Chapter 3: Using The Remote Control

    If you have a Toshiba device: Your TV remote control is preprogrammed to operate most Toshiba devices ( page 23). 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 (...
  • Page 22: Learning About The Remote Control

    Chapter 3: Using 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 ( page 24). Note: The error message “NOT AVAILABLE”...
  • Page 23: Using The Remote Control To Control Your Other Devices

    Chapter 3: Using the remote control 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) (...
  • 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 Toshiba TV POWER Power SLEEP Sleep timer...
  • Page 25: Programming The Remote Control To Control Your Other Devices

    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

    Gemini 069, 070, 094 Sony Hamlin Star Choice Hitachi 062, 095, 096 Star Trak Jasco Motorola/GI/ 062, 069, 071, 082, 086, Toshiba Jerrold 089, 096, 107 Magnavox 072, 096 Memorex 092, 104 Uniden Multi Canal Novavision Panasonic 081, 083, 085...
  • Page 27 Tashiko Montgomery Ward 049 Tatung Motorola Teac 009, 046, 061 Technics Multitech 009, 012, 018 Teknika 005, 006, 007, 012, 014, Toshiba 037, 043, 053, 054, 067, Nikko Totevision Noblex Unitec Optimus 010, 049, 065 Unitech Optonica Vector Research 054, 057, 062, 065, 068,...
  • 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 Picture Picture Settings Noise Reduction Game Mode Theater Settings...
  • Page 29: Setup/Installation Menu Layout

    Chapter 4: Menu layout and navigation Setup/Installation menu layout The Installation menu contains the Terrestrial and System Status menus. To open the Installation menu (illustrated below), press Setup menu, select Installation, and press Icon Item Input Configuration Terrestrial Channel Program Channel Options Channel Tuning Mode Time Zone...
  • Page 30: Chapter 5: Setting Up Your Tv

    Press t or u to select your preferred menu language. 3無 to close the Preferences menu. Press TOSHIBA Logo LED You can select TOSHIBA Logo LED either On or Off. 1無 and open the Setup menu, highlight Press Logo LED. 2無...
  • Page 31: Programming Channels Into The Tv's Channel Memory

    Chapter 5: Setting up your TV 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

    Chapter 5: Setting up your TV 3無 Press p or q to select a channel position to be skipped and press . A tick will appear in the box.To remove the tick, press again. To add a channel to the channel memory: Highlight the checked box next to the channel number you want to add, and then press to remove the tick.
  • Page 33: Viewing The Digital Signal Meter

    Chapter 5: Setting up your TV 4無 Highlight Done and press to save changes, and go back to the Channel Labeling window. Setting the HDMI audio mode ® To set the HDMI audio mode: 1無 and open the Sound menu. Press 2無...
  • Page 34: Viewing The System Status

    Chapter 5: Setting up your TV After the time zone has been set, you will be asked to set the current Daylight Saving Time status. To set the Daylight Saving Time status: 1無 Press t or u to select Yes or No, highlight Done, and then press Viewing the system status To view the system status:...
  • 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: 1無 Press on the remote control or TV control panel. 2無 And then either: a) Press 0–8; or b) Repeatedly press pq on the remote control and then press to change the input;...
  • Page 36: Tuning Channels

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features 3無 Press p or q to highlight the video source you want to label. 4無 Press t or u 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”...
  • Page 37 Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features 3無 Press q to highlight History List, and then press t or u to select the setting you prefer: either On, or Off. Note: History List will be cleared every time the TV is powered off. 4無...
  • Page 38: Setting The Channel Tuning Mode

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features To tune to a channel or input in Select mode: 1無 While watching TV, press t or u to open the Channel Browser™ and surf back to a previous item or forward to the next item in the list. In Select mode, when you stop on an item in the Channel Browser™, it will be highlighted but you must press...
  • Page 39: Tuning To The Next Programmed Channel

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features Tuning to the next programmed channel To tune to the next programmed channel: Press on the remote control or TV control panel. Note: This feature will not work unless you program channels into the TV’s channel memory (...
  • Page 40 Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features To select the picture size using the menus: 1無 Select Picture Size in the Theater Settings menu. 2無 Press t or u to select the desired picture size setting. 3無 Highlight Done and press Note: Some of the picture sizes may not be available depending on the receiving signal format (those will be “grayed out”...
  • Page 41: Using The Auto Aspect Ratio Feature

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features Picture Size Native (for 480i (HDMI), 480p (HDMI), 720p, 1080i, and 1080p signal programs) If receiving a 480i (HDMI), 480p (HDMI), 720p, • 1080i, or 1080p signal program, Native mode scales the video to display the entire picture within the borders of the screen (i.e.
  • Page 42: Using The Freeze Feature

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features To turn on the auto aspect ratio feature: 1無 and open the Picture menu. Press 2無 Highlight Theater Settings and press 3無 In the Auto Aspect Ratio field, select On. 4無 To save the new settings, highlight Done and press .
  • Page 43: Adjusting The Picture Quality

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features Adjusting the picture quality You can adjust the picture quality (Contrast, Backlight, DynaLight™, Brightness, Color, Tint, and Sharpness) to your personal preferences. Selection Pressing t Pressing u Contrast lower higher Backlight* darker lighter DynaLight** On/Off On/Off Brightness...
  • Page 44: Digital Cc Settings

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features Digital CC Settings You can customize the closed caption display characteristics by changing the background color, opacity, text size, type, edge, and color. Note: • This feature is available for digital channels only. • You cannot set the Caption Text and Background as the same color.
  • Page 45: Selecting Stereo/Sap Broadcasts

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features 3無 Press p or q to select Audio, and then press t or u to select the desired service. 4無 Press Selecting stereo/SAP broadcasts The multi-channel TV sound (MTS) feature allows you to output high-fidelity stereo sound. MTS also can transmit a second audio program (SAP) containing a second language, music, or other audio information (when provided by individual stations).
  • Page 46: Using The Dolby ® Digital Dynamic Range Control Feature

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features Using the Dolby Digital Dynamic ® Range Control feature This dynamic range control feature causes the ATSC dynamic range to be further compressed, allowing you to switch from ATSC to analog broadcasts at the same dynamic range.
  • 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: Locking Channels

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features Independent rating system for broadcasters Ratings Description and Content themes Mature Audience Only (This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for TV-MA children under 17.) L) Crude or indecent language S) Explicit sexual activity V) Graphic violence Parents Strongly Cautioned (This...
  • Page 49: Unlocking Programs Temporarily

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features Unlocking programs temporarily If you try to tune the TV to a program that exceeds the rating limits you set, the TV will enter program lock mode and the following message will appear on- screen: This program exceeds the rating limit you set.
  • Page 50: Using The Pc Settings Feature

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features 5無 Press u to select On. When the control panel is locked and any button on the control panel (except POWER) is pressed, the message “NOT AVAILABLE” appears. To unlock the control panel: Select Off in step 5 above, or press and hold the VOLUME –...
  • Page 51: Using The Media Player

    • Do not use a USB Hub. • You must obtain any required permission from copyright owners to use copyright content. Toshiba cannot and does not grant such permission. • Depending on the file size and amount in your USB storage device, it may take some time for loading to view.
  • Page 52: Viewing Photo Files

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features Viewing photo files There are three types of view modes. Multi View: This view allows you to search for photos in a grid format. These pictures are displayed using thumbnail data in each image file. 1無...
  • Page 53: Viewing Photo Files With Playing Music Files At Same Time

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features During playback Press to pause. • To resume normal playback, press • To locate a specific file, press • To adjust volume , press • Note: During playback, you can adjust the SOUND menu functions from the QUICK menu. To set the repeat mode: 1無...
  • Page 54: Viewing Movie Files

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features Viewing movie files You can select movies from a list of available files. 1無 Press p q to select a file or folder. can be used to page up/down the movie list when there are more files than will fit onto one screen. 2無...
  • Page 55: Setting Up The Network Address For The Lan Port

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features Contents Description Description Movie list (Multi view) Movie See page 54. Sorting (Only USB storage device) To sort the folders and files 1無 to open the Quick Menu Press in the movie list mode. 2無...
  • Page 56: Auto Setup

    0 minute. Using REGZA-LINK This is a new feature that uses CEC technology and allows you to control Toshiba REGZA-LINK compatible devices from the TV remote via HDMI connection ( page 17). When the Enable REGZA-LINK in the REGZA- LINK setup menu (...
  • Page 57: Volume And Mute Controls Of Audio Receiver

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features Fast-forwards. Rewinds/reverses. pqtu Navigate contents menu, etc. Enters contents menu, etc. Returns to the previous menu. Note: These functions depend on the devices connected. REGZA-LINK Player Control menu ® functions: 1無 and open the Preferences menu. Press 2無...
  • Page 58: Displaying Tv Status Information

    Chapter 6: Using the TV’s features From this item, you can set your audio output preference to the TV speakers or the audio receiver speakers. When this item is set to Audio Receiver, Speaker the TV remote can be used to adjust Preference or mute the volume of the audio.
  • Page 59: 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 Dynamic Contrast detects changes in picture quality that affect the appearance of your contrast settings and then automatically adjusts the video. To select Dynamic Contrast preference: 1無...
  • Page 60: Selecting The Cinema Mode

    Chapter 7: Using the TV’s advanced features Selecting the cinema mode When you view a DVD (3:2 pulldown processed) from a DVD player connected to the VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, ColorStream HD (component video), or HDMI inputs on the TV, smoother motion can be obtained by setting the Cinema Mode to Film.
  • Page 61: Using Mpeg Noise Reduction

    Chapter 7: Using the TV’s advanced features Using MPEG noise reduction The MPEG noise reduction feature allows you to reduce visible interference caused by MPEG compression. Choices for MPEG noise reduction are Off, Low, Middle, and High. Off is automatically selected when this feature is disabled (“grayed out”).
  • Page 62: Chapter 8: Troubleshooting

    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 •...
  • Page 63: Sound Problems

    5 seconds. The PIN code you previously stored will be cleared ( page 46). No REGZA-LINK operation The REGZA-LINK feature is available for • Toshiba REGZA-LINK compatible devices. Make sure the HDMI cables with the HDMI • Logo ( ) are used.
  • Page 64: Media Player Problems

    Chapter 8: Troubleshooting Network Setup fails (Auto) The LAN cables are not connected properly or at • all. Connect all cables. • “The DHCP service is not enabled on the router, or no router is present. Refer to your router’s documentation for instructions on enabling DHCP.
  • Page 65: Chapter 9: Appendix

    Power Source: 120 V AC, 60 Hz Power Maximum Current 40G300U/40G30U: 2.20 A 46G300U/46G30U: 2.45 A Power Consumption 40G300U/40G30U: 0.6 W in standby mode 46G300U/46G30U: 0.6 W in standby mode Audio Power: 40G300U/40G30U: 10 W + 10 W 46G300U/46G30U: 10 W + 10 W Speaker Type: Two 1-5/8 ×...
  • Page 66: 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 V.
  • Page 67: Limited United States Warranty For Lcd Televisions

    How to Obtain Warranty Service If, after following all of the operating instructions in this manual, review the section entitled “Concierge” located on our Customer Support Web site “www.tacp.toshiba. com/customersupport“. If you find that service is needed, follow the instructions provided on the web site or please contact TACP’s...
  • Page 68 THE ABOVE PROVISIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES. Limited Canadian Warranty Toshiba Brand Flat Panel Televisions Toshiba of Canada Limited (“TCL”) makes the following limited warranties to original consumers in Canada. THESE LIMITED WARRANTIES EXTEND TO THE ORIGINAL CONSUMER PURCHASER OR ANY PERSON RECEIVING THIS TOSHIBA BRAND FLAT PANEL TELEVISION (the “TELEVISION(S)”...
  • Page 69 Service of a Television on which the TOSHIBA label or logo, rating label or serial number have been defaced or removed; Damage to the Television caused by failure to follow the specifications, User manuals or guides as to usage and/or storage.
  • Page 70 TCL Customer Support toll free at 1 800 268- 3404. 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 71 Note...
  • Page 72 – TEL: (604) 303-2500 CableClear, ColorStream, GameTimer, and TheaterWide are registered trademarks of Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. Channel Browser, DynaLight, ClearFrame, and SurfLock are trademarks of Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. REGZA-LINK is a registered trademark of Toshiba Corporation.

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