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Toshiba 27AF42 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 Color Television 27AF42 / 32AF42 / 36AF42 Owner’s Manual ® © 2002 TOSHIBA CORPORATION All Rights Reserved. 23565627...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    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 a dry cloth. 7) Do not block any ventilation openings.
  • Page 4 Care For better performance and safer operation of your TOSHIBA TV, follow these recommendations and precautions: 26) Always sit approximately 10–25 feet away from the TV and as directly in front of it as possible. The picture can appear dull if you sit too far to the left or right of the TV, or if sunlight or room lights reflect on the screen.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Using the remote control with a Toshiba VCR or cable TV converter ... 12 Programming the remote control for use with a non-Toshiba VCR or cable TV converter ... 13 VCR code table ... 13 Cable TV converter code table ... 14 Learning about the remote control ...
  • Page 6: Welcome To Toshiba

    TV. The serial number is on the back of your TV. Record the number in the space below. Refer to the model and serial numbers whenever you communicate with your Toshiba dealer about this TV. Model number: ________________________...
  • Page 7: Connecting Your Tv

    (ColorStream of component video.) NOTE REGARDING PICTURE QUALITY When connecting video equipment to your Toshiba TV: For GOOD picture quality: Use a standard yellow video cable. For BETTER picture quality: If your equipment has an S-video input, use an S-video cable instead of a standard yellow video cable.
  • Page 8: Connecting A Cable Converter Box

    Connecting a cable converter box This connection allows you to watch basic and premium cable channels. To view premium channels, tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (whichever channel is vacant in your area), and use the converter box to change channels.
  • 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, and record from the satellite receiver or TV. You can record one TV program while watching another TV program. Note: If your DVD player has component video connections, follow the connection instructions under “Connecting a DVD player with ColorStream (component video) and a VCR”...
  • Page 10: Connecting A Dvd Player With Colorstream (Component Video) And A Vcr

    TV program while watching a DVD. ® Your TV has ColorStream (component video) connec- tions. Connecting your TV to a component video compatible DVD player (such as a Toshiba DVD player with ColorStream ® ) can greatly enhance picture quality and performance.
  • Page 11: Connecting A Camcorder

    Connecting a camcorder This connection allows you to watch videos recorded on a camcorder. You will need: • one pair of audio cables • one video cable (see notes at right) S-VHS Camcorder S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO TV Back ANT (75Ω) ANT-1 DVD IN COLOR...
  • Page 12: Using The Remote Control

    The remote control will operate your TV, most VCR models, and most cable TV converters together, even if they are different brands. • If you will be using your TV with a Toshiba VCR or cable TV converter, your remote control is already programmed and ready to use.
  • Page 13: Programming The Remote Control For Use With A Non-Toshiba Vcr Or Cable Tv Converter

    The remote control provided with your Toshiba TV is preprogrammed to operate Toshiba VCRs and cable TV converters. To operate a non-Toshiba VCR or converter using the remote control provided with your TV: 1. Refer to the VCR and cable TV converter code tables (below and on the next page) to find the corresponding code for your VCR or converter brand.
  • Page 14: Cable Tv Converter Code Table

    Mitsubishi 062, 080, 086, 094, Teac 192, 233, 261 Technics Motorola 054, 067 Teknika 019, 259 Telefunken Multitech 019, 091 Toshiba 057, 059, 060, 069, Totevision Nikko Unitech Noblex Vector Olympus Vector Research Optimus 056, 067, 077, 123 Video Concepts...
  • Page 15: Learning About The Remote Control

    Learning about the remote control displays on-screen information (page 29) RECALL turns off the sound (page 31) MUTE turns the TV on and off POWER directly tune channels (page 18) Channel Numbers (0–9, 100) (Channel Return) returns to the last viewed channel CH RTN (page 19) select or adjust menu items...
  • Page 16: Setting Up Your Tv

    Setting up your TV After installing the batteries and programming the remote control, you will need to set some preferences on your TV using the menu system. You can access the menus using the buttons on your TV or remote control.
  • Page 17: Selecting The Signal Source

    Selecting the signal source Use the TV/VIDEO button on the remote control or TV to select the signal source connected to your TV. To change the signal source: Using the remote control: Press TV/VIDEO on the remote control, and then press the corresponding CHANNEL NUMBER for the desired source (see the illustration below).
  • Page 18: Adding And Erasing Channels Manually

    Adding and erasing channels manually After you have automatically programmed all active channels into the TV’s memory, you can manually add and erase individual channels. To add or erase a channel in the TV’s memory: 1. Tune the TV to the channel you want to add or erase. If you are adding a channel, you will need to use the CHANNEL NUMBERS to select the channel.
  • Page 19: Using The Tv's Features

    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 you want to view. 2.
  • Page 20: Using The V-Chip Control (Blocking) Feature

    To select your favorite channels: Press FAV on the remote control to cycle through the favorite channels you programmed. To clear a favorite channel: 1. Tune the TV to the channel you want to clear from your favorite channel list. 2.
  • Page 21: Changing Your Pin Code

    5. Use the CHANNEL NUMBERS (0–9) to enter your four-digit PIN code. After the code is entered, the V-Chip Control menu appears. 6. Press to highlight ENABLE BLOCKING. SET UP ENABLE BLOCKING [Y] SET RATING SET BLOCKING OPTIONS NEW PIN CODE BLOCK CHANNEL VIDEO LOCK MOVE...
  • Page 22: 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 MPAA, Youth TV, and TV ratings work with the V-Chip feature to allow you to block access to programs that exceed the rating limits you set.
  • Page 23: Unblocking Programs Temporarily

    9. Press to display the Set Rating menu. • 10. Press to highlight MPAA Rating, Youth TV Rating, or TV Rating. 11. Press to select (or to deselect) the ratings to be blocked. • Blocked ratings will be marked with “x”; unblocked ratings will will be marked with “✔.”...
  • Page 24: Blocking Channels

    7. Press to highlight “Y,” which enables all blocking by • activating the V-Chip. (Note: Highlight “N” to deactivate the V-Chip feature and disable blocking.) 8. Press to highlight SET BLOCKING OPTIONS. 9. Press to display the unrated movie/program blocking menu. •...
  • Page 25: Locking Video Inputs

    To unblock all blocked channels: Note: This will unblock every channel you have blocked. You cannot unblock individual channels. 1. Press MENU. 2. Press to highlight the SET UP menu. • 3. Press to highlight V-CHIP CONTROL. 4. Press to display the PIN code entering screen. •...
  • Page 26: Channel Labels

    Channel labels You can assign labels to a maximum of 32 channels. Each channel label can have a maximum of four characters. Channel labels appear on-screen above the channel number every time you turn the TV on, change the channel, or press RECALL. To create a channel label: 1.
  • Page 27: Video Labels

    Video labels Use the Video Label feature to label each input source for your TV, from the following preset list of labels: –: Uses the default label name VCR: Video cassette recorder DVD: Digital video disc or digital versatile disc DTV: Digital TV set-top box SAT: Satellite box...
  • Page 28: Adjusting The Picture

    Adjusting the picture Adjusting the picture quality You can adjust the picture’s contrast, brightness, sharpness, color, and tint. Your picture quality adjustments are stored automatically in the TV’s memory. You can keep these settings or choose preset options in the PREFERENCE menu (see “Selecting the color temperature” below, and “Adjusting the picture preference”...
  • Page 29: Adjusting The Picture Preference

    Adjusting the picture preference You can select four picture modes—Sports, Standard, Movie, and Memory—as described in the following table: Mode Picture Quality Sports Bright and dynamic picture (factory-set) Standard Standard picture quality (factory-set) Movie Movie-like picture setting (factory-set) Memory Your personal preferences (set by you; see Adjusting the picture quality”...
  • Page 30: 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 programs and videos that are closed-captioned (usually identified in your local TV listing as “CC”). • Text—An on-screen display of information not related to the program, such as weather or stock data (if available in your viewing area).
  • Page 31: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusting the sound Muting the sound Press MUTE to temporarily turn off the sound. While the sound is off, the screen displays the word “MUTE” in the lower right corner. To restore the sound, press MUTE or VOL When you press MUTE, the Closed Caption feature is automatically activated.
  • Page 32: Adjusting The Sound Quality

    Adjusting the sound quality You can change the sound quality of your TV by adjusting the bass, treble, and balance. To adjust the sound quality: 1. Press MENU. 2. Press to highlight the AUDIO menu. • 3. Press to highlight the quality you want to adjust (BASS, TREBLE, or BALANCE).
  • Page 33: Selecting Variable Audio Out

    Selecting variable audio OUT If you connect external audio equipment (such as a stereo, audio amplifier, or surround sound system) to the TV’s Audio OUT jack, you can use the AUDIO OUT feature to select either variable or fixed audio output. –...
  • Page 34: Using The Sub-Bass System (Sbs)

    Using the sub-bass system (SBS) The sub-base system (SBS) allows you to enhance bass performance, even when the volume is low. To turn the sub-bass system on (or off ): 1. Press MENU. 2. Press to highlight the AUDIO menu. •...
  • Page 35: Appendix

    Appendix Troubleshooting Before calling a service technician, please check the following table for possible causes 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 Unable to select a certain channel...
  • Page 36: Specifications

    Hyper band (AA through ZZ, AAA, BBB) Ultra band (65 through 94, 100 through 125) 120 AC, 60 Hz 27AF42: 104 W; 32AF42: 124 W; 36AF42: 112 W 5 W + 5 W 2-3/8 x 4-3/4 inches (60 x 120 mm) ColorStream ®...
  • Page 37: Limited United States Warranty

  • Page 38: Limited Canada Warranty

  • Page 39 Notes...
  • Page 40 MONTREAL: 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 AMERICA CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC. ColorStream is a registered trademark of Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc. PRINTED IN USA (02-04) R 23565627...

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