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  • Page 1 Color Television 36 A 12 Owner’s Manual ® © 2002 TOSHIBA CORPORATION 23565683 All Rights Reserved.
  • 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 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

    Congratulations! You have purchased one of the finest color 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. You may need to purchase other audio or video cables to connect your equipment. See “Connecting your TV”...
  • Page 7: Connecting Your Tv

    (component video) inputs are color-coded in the same manner as the cables. 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 S-video connectors, 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 use the TV features (such as PIP swap, channel channel block, favorite channels, or channel labels ), 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 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. You can record from the DVD player/satellite receiver or TV. You can also record one TV channel while watching another channel.
  • Page 10: (Component Video) And A Vcr

    (when authorized). You can record from one source while watching a program from another source. 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 S-VHS Camcorder S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO TV Back ANT (75Ω) ANT-1 ANT-2 DVD IN S-VIDEO COLOR STREAM...
  • 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 illuminates the keys LIGHT displays on-screen RECALL information (pages 21, 22) TV/CABLE/VCR switch switches TV/CABLE/VCR switch among TV, Cable, and VCR inputs (page 12) turns the TV on and off POWER turns off the sound (page 33) MUTE sets the TV to turn off at a specific TIMER...
  • 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 monitor or change the signal source connected to your TV. To monitor the signal source: Press TV/VIDEO once. The current signal source displays in green. To change the signal source: Repeatedly press TV/VIDEO to select either VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3, ColorStream, ANT 1, or ANT 2.
  • Page 18: Adding And Erasing Channels Manually

    Adding and erasing channels manually After you have automatically programmed the channels into the TV’s memory, you can manually add and erase individual channels. To add a channel to or erase a channel from 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. Note: The FAV buttons will not work unless you program at least one favorite channel. To clear a favorite channel: 1. Tune the TV to the channel you want to clear from your favorite channel list.
  • 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. SET UP ENABLE BLOCKING [Y] SET RATING SET BLOCKING OPTIONS NEW PIN CODE BLOCK CHANNEL VIDEO LOCK MOVE SELECT V-Chip Control (Blocking) Menu 6.
  • 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

    8. Press to highlight SET RATING. 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”;...
  • 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 Enter PIN Code 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. For example, if channel 8 is your public television station, you could create the label “PBS” for that channel. The label “PBS” would then appear on-screen when you tune the TV to channel 8.
  • Page 27: Video Labels

    Video labels The Video Label feature allows you 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: Watching Picture-In-Picture (Pip)

    Watching picture-in-picture (PIP) The picture-in-picture (PIP) feature allows you to watch two pictures at the same time. The small PIP window can display a signal from a TV broadcast or an external source, such as a VCR. To display a TV broadcast in the PIP window: 1.
  • Page 29: Changing The Location Of The Pip Window

    Changing the location of the PIP window With the TV in PIP mode, press LOCATE to change the location of the PIP window on-screen. Every time you press LOCATE, the PIP window changes position counter-clockwise. Freezing the PIP display With the TV in PIP mode, press STILL to freeze the PIP display. The PIP picture becomes still, and is outlined in red on-screen.
  • Page 30: 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 31: 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 32: 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 33: 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 VOLUME When you press MUTE, the Closed Caption feature is automatically activated.
  • Page 34: 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. 4.
  • Page 35: 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 36: 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 37: Appendix

    Appendix Troubleshooting Before calling a service technician, please check the following table for possible causes of the problem and some solutions. Problem Solution TV will not turn on • Make sure the power cord is plugged in, and then press POWER. •...
  • Page 38: Cleaning And Care

    Specifications Television system NTSC standard Channel coverage VHF: UHF: Cable TV: Mid band (A-8 through A-1, A through 1) Power source 120 AC, 60 Hz Power consumption 96 W Audio power 5 W + 5 W Speaker type 2-3/8 x 4-3/4 inches (60 x 120 mm) Video/Audio terminals ColorStream S-VIDEO INPUT...
  • Page 39: Limited United States Warranty

  • Page 40: Limited Canada Warranty

  • Page 41 NOTES...
  • Page 42 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 (02-06)B...