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Toshiba 36AFX63 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.
Model number:
Serial number:



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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: 36AFX63...
  • 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: 27) 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

    Contents Important Safety Information ... 2-4 Introduction ... 6 Welcome to Toshiba ... 6 Exploring your new TV ... 6 Connecting your TV ... 7 Note regarding picture quality ... 7 Connecting a VCR ... 7 Connecting a cable converter box ... 8 Connecting a cable converter box and a VCR ...
  • Page 6: Introduction

    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 model 36AFX63. The model and serial numbers are on the back of the TV. Write these numbers in the space on the front cover of this manual for future reference.
  • 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 cable and premium channels. To use the TV’s features, select ANT-1. To view premium channels, select ANT-2 and tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (whichever channel is vacant in your area), then 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, and TV programs. You can record one TV channel while watching another channel. You will need: • two (or three, if satellite receiver is used) coaxial cables •...
  • Page 10: Connecting A Dvd Player With Component Video And A Vcr

    ® Your TV has ColorStream (component video) inputs. Connecting your TV to a DVD player with component video (such as a Toshiba ® DVD player with ColorStream ) can greatly enhance picture quality and realism.
  • Page 11: Connecting Two Vcrs

    Connecting two VCRs This connection allows you to record (dub/edit) from “VCR 1” to “VCR 2” (as illustrated below) while watching the videotape. You can also record from one TV channel while watching another channel. You will need: • two coaxial cables •...
  • Page 12: Connecting A Camcorder

    Connecting a camcorder This connection allows you to watch video materials recorded on a camcorder. You will need: • one set of standard A/V cables Camcorder VIDEO AUDIO TV front panel DEMO MENU VIDEO-3 IN S-VIDEO VIDEO L/MONO-AUDIO-R Connecting an audio system This connection allows you to use an audio amplifier to adjust the audio level, and to use external speakers.
  • Page 13: Connecting An A/V Receiver

    Connecting an A/V receiver This connection allows you to use an A/V (audio/video) receiver to enhance your TV’s sound. This connection also allows you to ouput the sound of the PIP program to external speakers, so you can use the A/V receiver to switch between hearing the main picture sound and the PIP picture sound.
  • Page 14: Using The Remote Control

    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 and default devices being programmed for each mode are as...
  • Page 15: Remote Control Functional Key Chart

    Remote Control functional key chart Toshiba TV Cable Satellite 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 Power 1/MOVIE Digit 1 Digit 1...
  • Page 16 Toshiba TV Cable Key Label (TV) (CBL/SAT) (CBL/SAT) TV/VCR AM/FM DISC --- STOP REC** PIP CH PIP channel up/down PIP on/off MULTI STILL PIP Still SWAP PIP Swap LOCATE PIP Locate SOURCE PIP Source Notes: • “---” means the device does not have this feature.
  • Page 17: Programming The Remote Control For Use With Your Audio/Video Devices

    Programming the remote control for use with your audio/video devices Device code setup 1. Refer to the device code table on pages 19–20 to find the code for the brand of your device. If more than one code is listed, try each one separately until you find one that works.
  • Page 18: Using The Volume Lock Feature (8000)

    Using the Volume Lock feature (8000) For the TV, CABLE/SAT, VCR, and DVD modes, the volume controls (VOL yz and MUTE) can be programmed (locked) to the selected device mode. This feature does not apply to the AUDIO1/2 modes. For example, to lock the volume controls to always jump to the CABLE/SAT mode: 1.
  • Page 19: Device Code Table

    0138, 0140, 0147, 0148, 0141, 0142 MINOLTA 0100, 0145 TECHNICS MITSUBISHI 0138, 0140, 0147, TEKNICA 0148, 0141, 0142, THOMSON 0161, 0164 TOSHIBA MULTITECH 0147, 0127, 0104 0139, 0110, 0111, 0134 VECTOR RESEARCH 0111 WARDS OLYMPIC 0124, 0123 OPTIMUS 0128, 0121, 0135,...
  • Page 20 SANYO MARANTZ 4124 SHARP MCINTOSH 4116 SONY MITSUBISHI 4148 NAKAMICHI 4106, 4117 TEAC ONKYO 4109, 4114 TOSHIBA OPTIMUS 4103, 4127, 4131, YAMAHA 4130 PANASONIC 4119, 4118, 4121 PHILIPS 4123 PIONEER 4105, 4107, 4150 DVD setup codes Brand Code 4119, 4118, 4121...
  • Page 21: Learning About The Remote Control

    Learning about the remote control Only the buttons used for operating the TV are described here. turns the TV on and off POWER accesses the automatic TV shut-off function (page 47) SLEEP The first press of the LIGHT button lights the keypad and turns LIGHT on the Illumination mode.
  • Page 22: Setting Up Your Tv

    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 system. You can access the menus using the buttons on your TV or remote control.
  • Page 23: Changing The On-Screen Display Language

    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 an on-screen display language: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the SET UP menu appears.
  • Page 24: Adding And Erasing Channels Manually

    6. Press z to highlight CH PROGRAM. 7. Press x or • to start channel programming. The TV will automatically cycle through all the TV or CABLE channels (depending on which you selected), and store all active channels in the channel memory.
  • Page 25: Selecting The Signal Source

    Selecting the signal source To view a program from other devices connected to your TV (through the VIDEO-1, VIDEO-2, VIDEO-3, or ColorStream inputs) or from either of the TV’s two antenna inputs (ANT 1 or ANT 2), you must select the applicable signal source. Note: If no device is connected to any of the inputs on the TV, no picture will display when you select that particular signal source.
  • Page 26: Adjusting The Image Tilt Feature

    Adjusting the IMAGE TILT feature When you install or change the direction of the TV, the picture may become tilted (caused by terrestrial magnetism). If this happens, use the IMAGE TILT feature to obtain the best possible picture. To adjust the image tilt: 1.
  • Page 27: 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 28: Labeling Channels

    Labeling channels You can choose any four characters to identify a channel. Channel labels appear above the on-screen channel number display each time you turn on the TV, change the channel, or press RECALL. You can assign labels to a maximum of 32 channels. To create a channel label: 1.
  • Page 29: Watching Picture-In-Picture (Pip)

    Watching picture-in-picture (PIP) The picture-in-picture (PIP) feature allows you to watch two pictures on-screen at the same time. The small PIP window can display a signal from an antenna or cable TV broadcast, or from another device connected to your TV, such as a VCR or DVD player. To use the PIP feature: 1.
  • Page 30: Swapping The Main And Pip Pictures

    Swapping the main and PIP pictures While the PIP window is open, press SWAP to switch the main and PIP pictures. The pictures will switch each time you press SWAP. Changing the location of the PIP window While the PIP window is open, repeatedly press LOCATE to change the location of the PIP window, as illustrated below.
  • Page 31: Adjusting The Picture

    Adjusting the picture You can adjust the TV’s picture to your personal preferences or to factory preset settings. The settings you can adjust include the picture quality (contrast, brightness, sharpness, color, tint) and color temperature. See note at right. Adjusting the picture quality You can adjust the contrast, brightness, sharpness, color, and tint, as described in the following table.
  • Page 32: Selecting The Picture Preference Mode

    Selecting the picture preference mode You can select from four picture preference modes—Sports, Standard, Movie, and Memory—as described in the following table. Mode Picture Quality Sports Bright and dynamic picture (factory setting) Standard Standard picture setting (factory setting) Movie Movie-like picture setting (factory setting) Memory Your picture adjustments (see note at right) To select the picture preference mode:...
  • Page 33: Using The Auto Sharpness Feature

    Using the AUTO SHARPNESS feature When the AUTO SHARPNESS feature is set to AUTO, it detects picture noise (signal interference) and automatically compensates for it by reducing picture sharpness. To turn on the AUTO SHARPNESS feature: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the PICTURE menu appears.
  • Page 34: 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 as “CC” in program guides). • Text—An on-screen display of information not related to the program, such as weather or stock data (when provided by individual stations).
  • Page 35: Using The V-Chip (Parental Control) Feature

    Using the V-CHIP (parental control) feature The V-CHIP CONTROL menu includes the ENABLE BLOCKING, SET RATING, SET BLOCKING OPTIONS, NEW PIN CODE, BLOCK CHANNEL, VIDEO LOCK, and GAME TIMER functions. You can use these functions after entering the correct PIN code. Entering the PIN code 1.
  • Page 36: Using The Set Rating Feature

    Using the SET RATING feature (V-Chip control) Some TV programs and movies include signals that classify the content of the program (dialog, language, sex, violence). The SET RATING feature in the V-CHIP CONTROL menu detects these signals and blocks programs according to your rating selections. This feature includes blocking for MPAA, YOUTH TV, and TV ratings, as described below and on the next page.
  • Page 37: Tv And Youth Tv Rating Blocking

    TV and YOUTH TV rating blocking (Independent rating system for broadcasters) To enable TV (and YOUTH TV) rating blocking and select the level of blocking: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the SET UP menu appears. 2.
  • Page 38: Using The Set Blocking Options Feature

    Using the SET BLOCKING OPTIONS feature (V-Chip control) The SET BLOCKING OPTIONS feature in the V-CHIP CONTROL menu allows blocking of unrated movies (“MPAA UNRATED”) and unrated TV shows (“TV NONE RATING”). To use the SET BLOCKING OPTIONS feature: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the SET UP menu appears.
  • Page 39: Using The Block Channel Feature

    Using the BLOCK CHANNEL feature (V-Chip control) With the BLOCK CHANNEL feature, you can block specific channels. You will not be able to tune blocked channels until you clear the setting. You can block a maximum of four channels. If you try to tune a blocked channel, the nearest unblocked channel will appear.
  • Page 40: Using The Video Lock Feature

    Using the VIDEO LOCK feature (V-Chip control) You can use the VIDEO LOCK feature to lock the external video input sources (VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3, ColorStream) and channels 3 and 4. You will not be able to view the external video input sources using the TV/VIDEO button or Channel Numbers unless the VIDEO LOCK feature is set to OFF.
  • Page 41: Using The Game Timer Feature

    Using the GAME TIMER feature (V-Chip control) You can use the GAME TIMER feature to automatically activate the VIDEO LOCK feature, to set a time limit for playing a video game (30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes). To set the game timer: 1.
  • Page 42: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusting the sound Muting the sound Press MUTE to temporarily turn off the sound. While the sound is off, the screen will briefly display the word MUTE in the lower right corner. To restore the sound, press MUTE again. When you press MUTE, the CLOSED CAPTION feature is automatically activated.
  • Page 43: Using The Surround Sound Feature

    Using the SURROUND sound feature The SURROUND sound feature expands the audio listening field wider and deeper to create exceptional sound quality from the TV’s speakers. This feature uses stereo signals from a TV broadcast or video input. Simulated Stereo (when receiving monoaural signal) When the SURROUND sound feature is on and the TV receives a mono sound signal, the Simulated Stereo function will automatically simulate stereo sound from the TV’s speakers.
  • Page 44: Adjusting The Sound Quality

    Adjusting the sound quality You can change the quality of your TV’s sound by adjusting the bass, treble, and balance. To adjust the sound quality: 1. Press MENU, then press x or • until the AUDIO menu appears. 2. Press y or z to highlight the sound quality you want to adjust. AUDIO MTS: [STR] SAP MONO...
  • Page 45: Using The Sbs (Sub Bass System) Feature

    Using the SBS (sub bass system) feature The sub-bass system enhances bass performance, even when the volume is low. To turn on the SBS feature and adjust the SBS level: 1. Press MENU, and then press x or • until the AUDIO menu appears.
  • Page 46: Selecting Fixed/Variable Audio Out

    Selecting fixed/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 terminal, you can use the AUDIO OUT feature to select either fixed or variable audio output. –...
  • Page 47: Displaying On-Screen Information

    Displaying on-screen information Press RECALL to display the following information on-screen: • Antenna mode (when in TV mode) • Channel number or VIDEO mode selected • Channel label (if set) • Stereo or SAP (second audio program) audio status • V-CHIP rating status Setting the sleep timer To set the sleep timer to automatically turn off the TV: 1.
  • Page 48: Appendix

    Appendix Specifications Television System NTSC standard Channel Coverage VHF: 2 through 13 UHF: 14 through 69 Cable TV: Mid band (A-8 through A-1, A through I) Power Source 120 V AC, 60 Hz Power Consumption 128 W Audio Power 10 W + 10 W Speaker Type Two 2-3/8 ×...
  • Page 49: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before calling a service technician, please check the following table for a possible cause 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 50 Troubleshooting (continued from previous page) Problem Solution Sound problems • Check the antenna/cable connections (pages 7–13). • The station may have broadcast difficulties. Try another channel. • The sound may be muted. Press VOLUME. • If you hear no sound, try setting set the MTS feature to STR mode (page 42). •...
  • Page 51: Limited United States Warranty

  • Page 52: Limited Canada Warranty

  • Page 53: Index

    Index A/V receiver connection ... 13 ANT 1/2 ... 23, 25 Antenna cables ... 7 Audio cables ... 7 AUDIO OUT sound, selecting ... 46 Audio system connection ... 12 Auto power off ... 47 AUTO SHARPNESS ... 33 BLOCK CHANNEL ... 39 Cable box connection ...
  • Page 54 VANCOUVER: 22171 FRASERWOOD WAY, RICHMOND, B.C. V6W 1J5, CANADA TEL: (604) 303-2500 MANUFACTURED BY ColorStream and StableSound are registered trademarks of Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc. BBE High Definition Sound is licensed by BBE Sound, Inc. under USP 4638258, 5510752, and 5736897.