Panasonic Viera TH-42PWD5 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    — INPU R - STAN ER ON G POW Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read these instructions completely. Please keep this manual for future reference. English Progressive Wide Plasma Display PLASMA DISPLAY Operating Instructions Model No. ® TH-42PWD5 TQBC0399...

  • Page 2

    WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover or back. No user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel. The lightning flash with arrow-head within a triangle is intended to tell the user that parts inside the product are a risk of electric shock to persons.

  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions 1) Read these instructions. All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the appliance is operated. 2) Keep these instructions. The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. 3) Heed all warnings. All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Dear Panasonic Customer Welcome to the Panasonic family of customers. We hope that you will have many years of enjoyment from your new Plasma Display. To obtain maximum benefit from your set, please read these Instructions before making any adjustments, and retain them for future reference.

  • Page 5: Fcc Statement

    FCC STATEMENT FCC STATEMENT This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.

  • Page 6: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions WARNING Set up Do not place the Plasma Display on sloped or unstable surfaces. • The Plasma Display may fall off or tip over. Do not place any objects on top of the Plasma Display. • If water spills onto the Plasma Display or foreign objects get inside it, a short-circuit may occur which could result in fire or electric shock.

  • Page 7: Cleaning And Maintenance

    CAUTION This Plasma Display is for use only with the following optional accessories. Use with any other type of optional accessories may cause instability which could result in the possibility of injury. (All of the following accessories are manufactured by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.) Speakers ...

  • Page 8: Accessories, Accessories Supplied, Optional Accessories

    Accessories Accessories Supplied Check that you have the Accessories and items shown Operating Instruction book Ferrite core (small size) J0KF00000018 Optional Accessories • Speakers TY-SP42PWD3W TY-SP42P5W-K • Wall-hanging bracket (vertical) TY-WK42PV1 • RGB(digital) Terminal Board TY-42TM4D For assembling Full instructions are supplied with each of the optional accessories for use with this Plasma Display. Remote Control Batteries for the Remote Transmitter...

  • Page 9: Remote Control Batteries

    Remote Control Batteries Requires two AA batteries. 1. Turn the transmitter face down. Press and slide off the battery cover. Helpful Hint: For frequent remote control users, replace old batteries with Alkaline batteries for longer life. Precaution on battery use Incorrect installation can cause battery leakage and corrosion that will damage the remote control transmitter.

  • Page 10: Basic Controls

    Basic Controls Main POWER ON/OFF Switch Power Indicator The Power Indicator will light. • POWER-OFF Indicator not illuminated (The unit will still consume some power as long as the power cord is inserted into the wall outlet.) ... Red • STAND-BY •...

  • Page 11: Connections

    Connections SPEAKER Terminals (R) – Cable fixing bands Pass the attached cable fixing band through the clip as shown in the figure. To tighten: AUDIO S VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO COMPONENT/RGB IN and Audio AV Terminals IN Terminals (see page 14) (see page 12, 13) AC cord connection (see page 18) Secure any excess cables with bands, as required.

  • Page 12: Speakers Connection, Av Input Terminals Connection

    Connections Speakers connection When connecting the speakers, be sure to use only the optional accessory speakers. Refer to the speaker’s Installation Manual for details on speaker installation. Speakers (Optional accessories) AV Input Terminals connection Connect the signal source equipment. An S VIDEO VCR connection (S VIDEO VCR) 2 RCA audio cables...

  • Page 13: Video Out

    VIDEO signal connection (VCR) Audio Video (VCR) Audio Video Notes: (1) S-Video input will override the composite video signal when S-Video lead is connected. (2) Additional equipment and cables shown are not supplied with this set. VIDEO OUT VIDEO AUDIO S VIDEO VIDEO Video input to...

  • Page 14: Component/rgb Input Connection

    Connections COMPONENT/RGB Input connection Component signals (Y, P (DVD Player) Notes: (1) Change the “COMPONENT/RGB-IN” setting in the “SET UP” menu to “COMPONENT”. (see page 36) (2) Additional equipment, cables and adaptor plugs shown are not supplied with this set. RGB signal (R, G, B, HD, VD) connection Example of input signal source HDTV-compatible VCR...

  • Page 15: Pc Input Terminals Connection

    PC Input Terminals connection COMPUTER Installing the ferrite core (Small size) Pull back the tabs (in two places) Installing the ferrite core (Large size) Pull back the tabs (in two places) Notes: (1) Computer signals which can be input are those with a horizontal scanning frequency of 15.6 to 110 kHz and vertical scanning frequency of 48 to 120 Hz.

  • Page 16

    Connections Signal Names for D-sub 15P Connector Pin layout for PC input terminal VIDEO/COMPONENT/RGB/PC/DVI input signals AUDIO S VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO input VIDEO input signal name NTSC PAL60 SECAM Modified NTSC COMPONENT/RGB/PC/DVI input signal name 525 (480) /60i 625 (575) /50i 525 (480) /60p 625 (575) /50p 750 (720) /60p...

  • Page 17: Serial Terminals Connection

    Input select (toggle) None VIDEO Mode COMPONENT / RGB mode (processed as a Y/P or RGB signals as set by this unit) PC mode Screen mode select (toggle) None NORMAL (4:3) NORM ZOOM ZOOM FULL FULL JUST JUST Panasonic AUTO SELF Open...

  • Page 18: Power On/off And Input Signal Selection, Power On/off

    Power ON/OFF and Input Signal Selection AC cord connection Connecting the AC cord plug to the Plasma Display. Power ON/OFF — R - STANDBY INPUT G POWER ON R - STANDBY G POWER ON TY-42PWD5 Remote Control Sensor Power Indicator When the POWER is turned on for the first time, the LANGUAGE selection screen is displayed.

  • Page 19: Select The Input Signal, Selecting The On-screen Menu Language

    Select the Input Signal INPUT — R - STANDBY G POWER ON — INPUT INPUT SURROUND Selecting the On-Screen Menu Language SET UP INPUT SURROUND Selectable languages PICTURE SOUND SET UP Power ON/OFF and Input Signal Selection INPUT press to display the SET UP menu. press to select OSD LANGUAGE.

  • Page 20: On-screen Menu Display From Remote Control


  • Page 21

    3D Y/C FILTER ( NTSC ) 3:2 PULLDOWN COLOR SYSTEM AUTO 3:2 PULLDOWN Panasonic AUTO ( 4:3 ) NORMAL Note: “SIGNAL” setup menu displays a different setting condition for each input signal. (see page 19) To setup SCREENSAVER (See page 32)

  • Page 22: Aspect Controls

    For a 525i (480i), 625i (575i) signal input during “Component” input signal mode, “Panasonic Auto” can not be selected. (4) The aspect mode is memorized separately for each input terminal (VIDEO, COMPONENT, RGB and PC).

  • Page 23

    (depending on the picture source), allowing you to view the picture at its maximum size. Note: Image is expanded Panasonic AUTO mode is designed to automatically adjust the aspect ratio to handle a mix of 16:9 and 4:3 Changes in accordance program material. Certain 4:3 program material, such...

  • Page 24: Adjusting Picture Position/size

    Adjusting PICTURE POSITION/SIZE Adjusting screen PICTURE POS. /SIZE Press to display the PICTURE POS./ SIZE menu. Press to select H-POS/H-SIZE/V-POS/ V-SIZE/CLOCK PHASE. During “VIDEO (S VIDEO)” and “COMPONENT” input signal modes. PICTURE POS./SIZE NORMALIZE NORMAL H-POS H-SIZE V-POS V-SIZE Press to adjust POS./SIZE. Press to exit from adjust mode.

  • Page 25

    When the Position Left “ ” button is pressed H-POS When the Position Left “ ” button is pressed H-SIZE When the Position Left “ ” button is pressed V-POS When the Position Left “ ” button is pressed V-SIZE Flickering and distortion can be eliminated by using the Position Left “...

  • Page 26: Sound Adjustment, Mute

    SOUND Adjustment SOUND Press to display the Sound menu. Select to adjust each item. Press to select the desired adjustment menu. Select the desired level by listening to the sound. BASS Adjusts low sounds TREBLE Adjusts high sounds BALANCE Adjusts left and right volumes SURROUND (see next page) Select ON or OFF...

  • Page 27: Surround Controls

    SURROUND Controls INPUT SURROUND PICTURE SOUND SET UP PICTURE POS. /SIZE ASPECT OFF TIMER PLASMA DISPLAY SURROUND SURROUND Button The benefits of surround sound are enormous. You can be completely enveloped in sound; just as if you were at a concert hall or cinema.

  • Page 28: Picture Adjustments

    PICTURE Adjustments PICTURE Press to display the PICTURE menu. Select to adjust each item. Press to select the menu to adjust. Select the desired level by looking at the picture behind the menu. PICTURE NORMALIZE NORMAL PICTURE MENU STANDARD PICTURE BRIGHTNESS COLOR TINT...

  • Page 29: Advanced Settings

    Item Effect PICTURE Less More BRIGHTNESS Darker Brighter COLOR Less More TINT (NTSC only) Reddish Greenish SHARPNESS Less More Note: In PICTURE, there is nor a noticeable change even when contrast is increased with a bright picture or reduced with a dark picture.

  • Page 30: Set Up Timer, Present Time Of Day Set

    SET UP TIMER The timer can switch the Plasma Display ON or OFF. Before attempting Timer Set, confirm the PRESENT TIME OF DAY and adjust if necessary. Then set POWER ON TIME/POWER OFF TIME. Display the SET UP TIMER screen. INPUT SURROUND PICTURE...

  • Page 31: Timer Set

    TIMER Set Press twice to exit from SETUP. Note : Timer function will not work unless “PRESENT TIME OF DAY” is set. Press to select POWER ON TIME/ POWER OFF TIME. Press to display the POWER ON SET UP / POWER OFF SET UP screen. Press to select HOURS ADJUSTMENT/ MINUTES ADJUSTMENT.

  • Page 32: Mode Selection

    SCREENSAVER Do not display a still picture, especially in 4:3 mode, for any length of time. If the display must remain on, a SCREENSAVER should be used. SET UP Press to display the SETUP menu screen. NEGATIVE / SCROLL selection MODE selection If the MODE is at ON, the menu screen will disappear and the SCREENSAVER will be activated.

  • Page 33: Setup Of Screensaver Time, Side Bar Adjust

    Setup of SCREENSAVER Time SCREENSAVER FUNCTION WHITE BAR SCROLL INTERVAL MODE SHOW DURATION 0:00 SAVER DURATION 0:00 SIDE BAR ADJUST HIGH Note : Timer function will not work unless “PRESENT TIME OF DAY” is set. SIDE BAR ADJUST Do not display a picture in 4:3 mode for an extended period, as this can cause an after-image to remain on the side bars on either side of the display field.

  • Page 34: Set Up For Multi Display, How To Setup Multi Display

    Setup for MULTI DISPLAY By lining up Plasma Displays in groups of 4 or 9 as illustrated below, an enlarged picture may be displayed across all screens. For this mode of operation, each plasma display has to be set up with a DISPLAY number to determine its location. group of 4 (2 2) How to setup MULTI DISPLAY INPUT...

  • Page 35: How To Set The Display Location Number For Each Plasma Display

    Setup for MULTI DISPLAY How to set the Display location number for each Plasma Display DISPLAY NUMBER locations for each arrangement. (2 2) Press twice to exit from SETUP. Notes: (1) For PC or RGB input signals, normal multi-display magnification is only available at the VGA resolution. (2) The multi-display capability is not functional for component signals.

  • Page 36: Set Up For Input Signals, Component/rgb/ In Select


  • Page 37: Color System / Panasonic Auto, Pulldown

    Set the color system to match the input signal. If set to “AUTO”, the color system is determined automatically. Panasonic Set to “NORMAL” to view 4:3 images in an unchanged format when Panasonic AUTO AUTO (4:3) is selected. If you would like to view 4:3 images in “Just” format, set to “JUST”.

  • Page 38: Sync, H-freq. (khz)/v-freq. (hz)

    SET UP for Input Signals SYNC Select SIGNAL from the “SET UP” menu during RGB or PC input signal mode. Press to select each item. Press to exit from adjust mode. Setting RGB sync signal Confirm that the input is set to RGB INPUT (this setting is valid only for RGB INPUT). H &...

  • Page 39: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before you call for service, determine the symptoms and make a few simple checks as shown below. Symptoms Picture Interference Normal Picture No Picture No Picture No Color Plasma Display panel Symptoms Some parts of the screen do not light up.

  • Page 42: Specifications

    Specifications Power Source Power Consumption Maximum Stand-by condition Power off condition Plasma Display panel Contrast Ratio Screen size Operating condition Temperature Humidity Applicable signals Color System Scanning format PC signals Connection terminals COMPONENT/RGB SERIAL SPEAKERS (6 ) TH-42PWD5 120 V AC, 50/60 Hz Drive method AC type 42-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio 920 mm (W)

  • Page 43

    Accessories Supplied Remote Control Transmitter Batteries Fixing bands Ferrite core Optional Supplied Speakers Pedestal Wall stand Mobile stand Wall-hanging bracket (vertical) Wall-hanging bracket (angled) Wall-hanging bracket (Drawer type) Ceiling unit RGB(digital) Terminal Board RGB active-through Terminal Board Dimensions Mass (Weight) Note: Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

  • Page 44

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