Toshiba 26AV502RY Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
Integrated High Definition
LCD Television
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.
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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:
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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: HDA51B2601I...

  • 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, Installation, Care, And Service

    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.

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    Care For better performance and safer operation of your TOSHIBA TV, follow these recommendations and precautions: 32) 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: Choosing A Location For Your Lcd Tv

    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

    6) VESA Mounting Pattern TV Size Hole Pattern(VxH) 26” 100x200 32” 200x200 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. Note: Extreme care should always be used when removing the pedestal stand to avoid damage to the LCD panel.

  • Page 7: Trademark Information

    Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV • technician for help. Caution: Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by Toshiba could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. ENERGY STAR User ®...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Specifications ... Acceptable signal formats for PC IN and HDMI terminals ... Limited United States Warranty for LCD Televisions 26” and Larger ... Limited Canadian Warranty for Toshiba Brand Flat Panel Televisions... picture ® ® Digital Dynamic Range Control feature .

  • Page 9: Chapter 1: Introduction, Features Of Your New Tv

    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

    • objects to allow proper ventilation. Inadequate ventilation may cause overheating, which will damage the TV. THIS TYPE OF DAMAGE IS NOT COVERED UNDER THE TOSHIBA WARRANTY. 3無 Do not plug in any power cords until AFTER you have connected all cables and devices to your 4無...

  • Page 11: Tv Front And Side Panel Controls And Connections

    TV front and side panel controls and connections Model 32AV502RZ is used in this manual for illustration purposes. Control panel 1無 Green LED Power LED (Green) = Power indicator 2無 Remote sensor — Point the remote control toward this remote sensor ( “Remote control effective range”...

  • Page 12: Tv Back Panel Connections

    — Two sets of ColorStream ® component video inputs (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, Overview Of Cable Types, About The Connection Illustrations

    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 (or A Vcr With S-video And Antenna, Cable Tv Or Camcorder

    Connecting a VCR (or a VCR with S-video) and antenna, Cable TV or Camcorder Camcorder TV back panel AUDIO VIDEO VIDEO 2 inputs on TV right side panel You will need: coaxial cables • S-video cable • − For better picture performance, if your VCR has S-video, use an S-video cable (plus the audio cables) instead of the standard video cable.

  • Page 15: Connecting A Dvd Player With Colorstream

    Connecting a DVD player with ColorStream and a satellite receiver Your TV has two sets of ColorStream AUDIO COMPONENT VIDEO S-VIDEO VIDEO DVD player with component video From satellite dish AUDIO COMPONENT VIDEO VIDEO Satellite S-VIDEO Satellite receiver with component video You will need: coaxial cables •...

  • Page 16: Connecting An Hdmi ™ Or Dvi Device To The Hdmi Input

    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. This input is designed to accept HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital-Content Protection) program material in digital form from EIA/CEA-861-D–compliant...

  • 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, Connecting An Audio System

    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. You will need: optical audio cable (Use an optical audio cable •...

  • Page 19: Connecting A Personal Computer (pc)

    Connecting a personal computer (PC) With either the PC IN or HDMI connection, you can watch your computer’s display on the TV and hear the sound from the TV’s speakers. To connect a PC to the PC IN terminal on the TV: When connecting a PC to the PC IN terminal on the TV, use an analog RGB (15-pin) computer cable and a PC audio cable.

  • Page 20: Chapter 3: Using The Remote Control, Preparing The Remote Control For Use

    If you have a Toshiba device: Your TV remote control is preprogrammed to operate most Toshiba devices ( page 24). 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 21: 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 23). Note: The error message “NOT AVAILABLE”...

  • Page 22: 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 23: 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 24: Programming The Remote Control To Control

    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 22.

  • Page 25: Satellite Receiver, Remote Control Codes, Dvd Player

    008, 009, 013, 016 Realistic Samsung Sony 014, 055 Star Choice 057, 106 Star Trak 025, 026, 037, 054 Toshiba 000, 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 020, 031, 056 Uniden 021, 028, 030, 032, 035, 039, 043, 045, 047, 058 Zenith...

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    073, 079 Tandy Tashiko Tatung Teac 018, 029, 037 Technics Teknika 010, 018, 065 Toshiba 000, 011, 021, 023, 024, 028, 030, 039, 057, 074, 078, 079 Totevision 009, 010, 065 Unitec Unitech Vector Research 005, 006, 011, 012, Video Concepts 005, 006, 011, 012,...

  • Page 27: Chapter 4: Menu Layout And Navigation, Main Menu Layout

    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 Video Picture Settings Noise Reduction Game Mode Theater Settings...

  • Page 28: Setup/installation Menu Layout, Navigating The Menu System

    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 Add/Delete Channel Tuning Mode Time Zone...

  • Page 29: Chapter 5: Setting Up Your Tv, Setting The Energy Saving Mode, Selecting The Menu Language

    Chapter 5: Setting up your TV Setting the Energy Saving Mode When you first turn on the TV, the Menu Language, and Energy Saving Mode windows will appear by default. To select settings: 1無 From the Menu Language selection window, highlight your preferred language and press Initial Setup Menu Language...

  • Page 30: Programming Channels Into The Tv's Channel Memory, Programming Channels Automatically

    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 31: Labeling Channels

    To manually add digital subchannels on a physical channel: Use the Channel Numbers and the Dash ( the remote control to enter the channel number (for example, 56–1). If the channel is found, the number will be added to the list and the box will be checked. If the channel is not found, a message will appear.

  • Page 32: Setting The Hdmi ™ Audio Mode

    To create and assign a custom label: 1無 Open the Channel Labeling window. 2無 Press to select a channel you want to label. 3無 Press pqu to highlight Custom and press The software keyboard will appear. 4無 Repeatedly press the corresponding key on the remote control to highlight the desired character on the on-screen software keyboard.

  • Page 33: Viewing The Digital Signal Meter, Setting The Time Zone, Viewing The System Status

    Software Version is for 26AV52R, • 26AV502R, 32AV52R and 32AV502R. Support Information is for 26AV52RZ, • 26AV502RZ, 26AV502RY, 32AV52RZ and 32AV502RZ. To close the screen and return to the Installation menu: Highlight DONE and press To return to normal viewing:...

  • Page 34: Chapter 6: Using The Tv's Features, Selecting The Video Input Source To View

    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 0–7; or b) Repeatedly press on the remote control and then press to change the input;...

  • Page 35: Tuning Channels, Channel Browser

    3無 Press to highlight the video source you want to label. 4無 Press 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”...

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    2無 to highlight Navigation, and then press Press to select either Browse Mode or Select Mode. 3無 to highlight History List, and then press Press to select the setting you prefer: either On, or Off. Note: History List will be cleared every time the TV is powered off.

  • Page 37: Setting The Channel Tuning Mode

    To tune to a channel or input in Select mode: 1無 While watching TV, press 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 to tune the TV to the highlighted...

  • Page 38: Tuning To The Next Programmed Channel, Tuning To A Specific Channel

    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 30). Tuning to a specific channel (programmed or unprogrammed) Tuning analog channels:...

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    To select the picture size using the menus: 1無 Select Picture Size in the Theater Settings menu. 2無 Press 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 40: Using The Auto Aspect Ratio Feature

    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 41: Selecting The Cinema Mode, Using The Freeze Feature, Adjusting The Picture, Selecting The Picture Mode

    To turn on the auto aspect ratio feature: 1無 and open the Video 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 42: Adjusting The Picture Quality, Using The Closed Caption Mode, Base Closed Captions

    Adjusting the picture quality You can adjust the picture quality (Contrast, Backlight, DynaLight™, Brightness, Color, Tint, and Sharpness) to your personal preferences. Selection Pressing Contrast lower Backlight* darker DynaLight** On/Off Brightness darker Color paler Tint reddish Sharpness softer * Backlight This feature adjusts the brightness of the entire screen.

  • Page 43: Digital Cc Settings, Cc Selector, Adjusting The Audio, Muting The Sound

    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 44: Selecting The Optical Audio Output Format

    3無 to select Audio, and then press Press 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 45: Using The Dolby ® Digital Dynamic Range Control Feature, Using The Locks Menu

    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. To use the Dolby Digital Dynamic Range Control: 1無...

  • Page 46: 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 47: Blocking 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 48: Using The Input Lock Feature, Using The Gametimer, Unlocking Programs Temporarily

    5無 Press to highlight the channel you want to block and press , which puts an “ ” in the box next to that channel. 6無 Repeat step 5 for other channels you want to block. 7無 Highlight Done and press To unblock individual channels: In step 5 above, press to highlight the channel...

  • Page 49: Using The Control Panel Lock Feature, Using The Pc Settings Feature

    To deactivate the Input Lock once the ® GameTimer has activated it: Set the Input Lock to Off ( “Using the input lock feature” as described). Note: • A message will appear when 10 minutes, 3 minutes, and 1 minute remain on the GameTimer.

  • Page 50: Setting The Pc Audio, Setting The Sleep Timer, Using Regza-link, Dvd Player, Etc.) Control

    To cancel the sleep timer: Repeatedly press 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 51: Regza-link ® Input Source Selection

    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 Highlight REGZA-LINK Player Control and press 3無...

  • Page 52: Understanding The Auto Power Off Feature, Understanding The Last Mode Memory Feature

    Note: When you turn on the Audio Receiver, change its input source, or adjust the sound volume, the sound will be output from the audio receiver’s speakers even if TV Speakers has been selected. Turn the TV off and on again to output the sound from the TV speakers.

  • Page 53: Chapter 7: Using The Tv's Advanced Features, Using The Advanced Picture Settings Features

    Chapter 7: Using the TV’s advanced features Using the advanced picture settings features Using dynamic contrast When dynamic contrast is set to On, the TV will detect changes in the picture quality that affect the appearance of your contrast settings and then automatically adjust the video.

  • Page 54: Using Mpeg Noise Reduction, Using The Game Mode Feature

    Chapter 7: Using the TV’s advanced features Using CableClear digital noise ® reduction The CableClear digital noise reduction feature ® allows you to reduce visible interference in your TV picture. This may be useful when receiving a broadcast with a weak signal (especially a Cable channel) or playing a noisy video cassette or disc.

  • Page 55: Chapter 8: Troubleshooting, General 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 56: Remote Control Problems, Hdmi Problems, Channel Tuning Problems, Closed Caption Problems

    ( page 45). 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 • When the connected REGZA-LINK device does not •...

  • Page 57: Chapter 9: Appendix, Specifications

    Power Consumption 26AV52R / 26AV52RZ: 0.6 W in standby mode 26AV502R / 26AV502RZ: 0.6 W in standby mode 26AV502RY: 0.6 W in standby mode 32AV52R / 32AV52RZ: 0.6 W in standby mode 32AV502R / 32AV502RZ: 0.6 W in standby mode...

  • Page 58: 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 640 ×...

  • Page 59: Limited United States Warranty For Lcd Televisions 26" And Larger

    Limited United States Warranty for LCD Televisions 26” and Larger Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. (“TACP”) makes the following limited warranties to original consumers in the United States. THESE LIMITED WARRANTIES EXTEND TO THE ORIGINAL CONSUMER PURCHASER OR ANY PERSON RECEIVING THIS LCD ELEVISION...

  • Page 60

    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 61

    TCL, and service made necessary by the use or installation of non-Toshiba modifications to the Television; Service of a Television on which the TOSHIBA label or logo, rating label or serial number have been defaced or removed; On-site service and repair of the Television;...

  • Page 62

    “Troubleshooting” section, you find that service is needed: (1) To find the nearest ASP, visit TCL’s web site at www., or call toll free 1-800-268-3404 (2) Present your bill of sale or other proof of purchase to the ASP.

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    – TEL: (604) 303-2500 CableClear, ColorStream, GameTimer, and TheaterWide are registered trademarks of Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. Channel Browser, DynaLight, and SurfLock are trademarks of Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. REGZA-LINK is a registered trademark of Toshiba Corporation. PRINTED IN CHINA...

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