Panasonic Viera TH-42PX80 Quick Start Manual

Panasonic viera th-42px80: user guide.
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Television de alta definición de 720p y clase 42"/50" de Plasma
Please read these instructions before operating your set and retain them for future reference.
The images shown in this manual are for illustrative purposes only.
Lea estas instrucciones antes de utilizar su televisor y guárdelas para consultarlas en el futuro.
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42"/50" Class 720p Plasma HDTV
(41.6/49.9 inches measured diagonally)
Manual de instrucciones
(41,6/49,9 pulgadas medidas diagonalmente)
Model No.
Número de modelo
Quick Start Guide
(See page 6-15)
Guía de inicio rápido
(vea la página 6-15)
For assistance (U.S.A.), please call:
1-888-VIEW-PTV (843-9788)
or visit us at
For assistance (Puerto Rico), please call:
or visit us at
For assistance (Canada), please call:
or visit us at
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1-888-VIEW-PTV (843-9788)
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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    (See page 6-15) Guía de inicio rápido (vea la página 6-15) For assistance (U.S.A.), please call: 1-888-VIEW-PTV (843-9788) or visit us at For assistance (Puerto Rico), please call: 787-750-4300 or visit us at For assistance (Canada), please call: 1-800-561-5505 or visit us at

  • Page 2: Hdavi Control

    Turn your own living room into a movie theater! Experience an amazing level of multimedia excitement HDAVI Control™ GalleryPlayer and the HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. SDHC Logo is a trademark. GalleryPlayer Logo are trademarks of GalleryPlayer, Inc.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Identifying Controls ························ 13 First Time Setup ···························· 14 Camcorder Enjoy your TV! Basic Features Set Top Box Watching TV ··············································· 16 Viewing from SD Card ································ 18 Watching Videos and DVDs ······················· 20 DVD player/ Blu-ray Disc player Advanced Features How to Use Menu Functions (picture, sound quality, etc.) ·······················...

  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the Panasonic Service Center or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. FCC Caution: To assure continued compliance, use only shielded interface cables when connecting TV to peripheral devices.

  • Page 5

    AC Power Supply Cord The Plasma TV is designed to operate on 120 V AC, 60 Hz. Securely insert the power cord plug as far as it will go. If the plug is not fully inserted, heat may be generated which could cause fire.

  • Page 6: Optional Accessory

    Carefully read the instructions accompanying the plasma TV stand or pedestal, and be absolutely sure to take steps to prevent the TV from tipping over. Handle the TV carefully during installation since (angle)

  • Page 7

    Otherwise the TV may fall over and become damaged, and personal injury may result. Do not use the pedestal if it becomes warped or physically damaged. If you use the pedestal when it is physically damaged, personal injury may result. Contact your nearest Panasonic Dealer immediately.

  • Page 8

    Accessories/Optional Accessory Do not bundle the RF cable and AC cord together (could cause distorted image). Fasten the cables with the Cable clamper as necessary. When using the optional accessories, follow their assembly manuals to fix cables. Reference of connection Antenna terminal Firmly tighten by hand.

  • Page 9: Basic Connection

    The connection for high-definition can be done with the use of HDMI or Component Video cable. • If using a Cable Box set the TV channel to CH3 or CH4 for regular cable. • To view high-definition programming select the correct video input.

  • Page 10

    * See page 8 Back of the TV ( AC cord connection) Antenna terminal COMPONENT VIDEO PROG AUDIO Connecting TV and AV equipment Please refer to AC 120 V 60 Hz AC Cord AV IN HDMI 1 HDMI 2 AUDIO...

  • Page 11

    Back of the TV ( AC cord connection) Antenna terminal COMPONENT VIDEO PROG Connecting TV and AV equipment Please refer to ANT OUT (with TV tuner) You can enjoy high-definition programming by subscribing to a high-definition satellite service. Connection can be done with the use of HDMI or Component Video cable.

  • Page 12

    Some programs contain a copyright protection signal to prevent recording. When the copyright protection program is displayed, do not connect the other TV monitor through a VCR. Video signals fed through VCRs may be affected by copyright protection systems and the picture will be distorted on the other TV monitor.

  • Page 13: Identifying Controls

    Power indicator (on: red, off: no light) Note The TV consumes a limited amount of power as long as the power cord is inserted into the wall outlet. Viewing from SD card (p. 18) Switches TV On or Off (Standby) Displays Main Menu (p.

  • Page 14: First Time Setup, Select Your Language

    First Time Setup “First time setup” is displayed only when the TV is turned on for the first time after the power cord is inserted into a wall outlet and when “Auto power on” (p. 24-25) is set to “No”.

  • Page 15: Auto Channel Setup

    Digital only: Scans Digital channels only RETURN Confirm registered channels Apply Cancel Favorite New programming that allows you to view more channels featuring high-quality video and sound next select ANT in Cable: Cable TV Antenna: Antenna select next select select select “Apply”...

  • Page 16: Watching Tv

    Watching TV Connect the TV to a cable box/cable, set-top-box, satellite box, or antenna cable (p. 9-12) Turn power on Select a channel number ■ Other Useful Functions ■ Select Audio Mode for watching TV Listen with SAP (Secondary Digital mode Audio Press SAP to select the next audio track (if available) when receiving a digital channel.

  • Page 17

    Note Reselect “Cable” or “Antenna” in “ANT in” of “Program channel” to switch the signal reception between cable TV and antenna. (p. 15, 33) The channel number and volume level remain the same even after the TV is turned off.

  • Page 18: Viewing From Sd Card

    Viewing from SD Card You can view photos taken with a digital camera or digital video camera and saved on an SD card. (Media other than SD Cards may not be reproduced properly.) ■ Press to exit from a menu screen ■...

  • Page 19

    Insert the card Card To change the view (slide show mode, adjusting images, etc.) ■ To setup the slide show mode Display “Photo menu” Select “Setup slide show” Photo menu Picture Setup slide show Select the item and adjust Setup slide show Disp.

  • Page 20: Watching Videos And Dvds

    Watching Videos and DVDs If you have applicable equipment connected to the TV, you can watch videos and DVDs on the TV’s screen. You can select the external equipment to access. ■ To return to TV Input Select With the connected equipment turned On...

  • Page 21: Display Menu

    VIERA Link If you connect equipment that has “HDAVI Control” function to a TV with HDMI cable, you can use more convenient functions. Please refer to p. 26-29. Before using these functions, you need to set “VIERA Link” setting to “On” as shown below.

  • Page 22: How To Use Menu Functions

    How to Use Menu Functions Various menus allow you to make settings for the picture, sound, and other functions so that you can enjoy watching TV best suited for you. ■ Press to exit from a menu screen ■ Press to return...

  • Page 23

    Select audio input terminal when DVI cable is connected. (Analog audio input signal) (Digital/Component 1/Component 2/Video 1/Video 2) The TV can automatically turn On/Off at the designated date and time (p. 36) Locks the channels and programs (p. 30) Displays SD card data (p. 18-19) Displays subtitles (Closed Caption) (p.

  • Page 24

    How to Use Menu Functions Various menus allow you to make settings for the picture, sound, and other functions so that you can enjoy watching TV best suited for you. ■ Press to exit from a menu screen ■ Press to return...

  • Page 25

    Not in use when setting “Auto power on”, “On/Off Timer”, “Lock”, “SD Mode”, or Digital channel. • “No signal shut-off was activated” will be displayed for about 10 seconds when the TV is turned on for the first time after turning the power off by “No signal shut-off”.

  • Page 26

    The equipment with “HDAVI Control 2” (or more) function enables the following operations: VIERA Link control only with the TV’s remote control (for “HDAVI Control 2” or “HDAVI Control 3”) (P. 29) Providing the setting information (for “HDAVI Control 3”) (p. 27) Automatic lip-sync function (for “HDAVI Control 3”) (p.

  • Page 27

    “TV” to “Theater”. Sound will be output from the Home Theater whenever the TV is powered on. If the “ONE TOUCH PLAY” key is pressed on the remote control for Panasonic Home Theater system, the following sequence of operations is performed automatically.

  • Page 28: Viera Link

    Record now Stop recording VIERA Link control Home theater Speaker output Speaker control VIERA Link Control select only with the TV’s remote set or next control (for “HDAVI Control 2” or “HDAVI Control 3”) change Direct TV Recording (for “HDAVI Control 3”)

  • Page 29

    You can select Home theater or TV speakers for audio output. Control theater speakers with the TV’s remote control. This function is available only when Panasonic Amplifier or Player theater is connected. Select “Speaker output” Select “Home theater” or “TV”...

  • Page 30: Lock

    Lock You can lock specified channels or shows to prevent children from watching objectionable content. ■ Press to exit from a menu screen Caution Make a note of your password in case you forget it. (If you have forgotten your password, consult your local dealer.) Note...

  • Page 31

    Locks Channel 3, Channel 4 and external inputs. Game lock Select “Game” in ■ To set a rating level “V-chip” technology enables restricted shows to be locked according to TV ratings. Select “Mode” and set to “On”. Program lock Mode Monitor out MPAA U.S.TV C.E.L.R.

  • Page 32: Editing And Setting Channels

    Editing and Setting Channels The current channel settings can be changed according to your needs and reception conditions. ■ Press to exit from a menu screen Display menu Select “Setup” Menu VIERA Link Picture Audio Timer Lock SD card Setup Select “Program channel”...

  • Page 33

    Automatically searches and adds available channels to the memory. Select “ANT in” Select Cable or Antenna (p. 15) Select “Auto” Program channel ANT in Cable Auto Manual Signal meter Use this procedure when changing the channel setup or changing the channel display. Also, use this to add or skip channels from the channel list manually.

  • Page 34: Closed Caption

    Closed Caption ■ Press to exit from a menu screen The television includes a built-in decoder that is capable of providing a text display of the audio. The program being viewed must be transmitting Closed Caption (CC) information. (p. 40) ■...

  • Page 35: Input Labels/monitor Out

    [example] Terminals: Comp. 1-2/HDMI 1-3/Video 1-2 Label: SKIP*/VCR/DVD/CABLE/DBS/PVR/GAME/AUX/ RECEIVER/[BLANK] * If “SKIP” is selected, the TV/VIDEO button press will skip its input. Each selected labels will be displayed on “Input select” screen. (P. 20) select Select “Off” to stop output of picture and audio.

  • Page 36: Using Timer

    Using Timer The TV can automatically turn On/Off at the designated date and time. The Clock must be set before On time/Off time settings. (p. 14) The “Sleep” timer and “On / Off timer” will not work if the “Auto power on” (p. 25) is set.

  • Page 37: Recommended Av Connections

    Recommended AV Connections These diagrams show our recommendations on how to connect the TV unit to your various equipment. For other connections, consult the instructions for each piece of equipment and its specifications. For additional assistance, please visit our website at:

  • Page 38

    When audio from other equipment connected to this unit via HDMI is output using “DIGITAL AUDIO OUT” of this unit, the system switches to 2CH audio. (When connecting to an AV amp via HDMI, you can enjoy higher sound quality.) About HDMI cable for connecting Panasonic HD camcorder, read the manual of the equipment. VIERA Link Connections...

  • Page 39: Ratings List For Lock

    PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. RESTRICTED. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. NC-17 NO ONE 17 AND UNDER ADMITTED. ADULTS ONLY. ■ U.S. TV PROGRAMS RATINGS (U. S. TV) Age-based Age-based Possible Content Group Ratings Selections •...

  • Page 40: Technical Information

    The CC can be displayed on the TV if the receiver (such as a set-top box or satellite receiver) has the CC set On using the Component or HDMI connection to the TV. If the CC is set to On on both the receiver and TV when the signal is 480i (except for the HDMI connection), the CC may overlap on the TV.

  • Page 41

    Electrical interference, static electricity, or erroneous operation may damage the data or card. Back up the recorded data at regular intervals in case of deteriorated or damaged data or erratic operation of the unit. (Panasonic is not liable for any deterioration or damage of recorded data.) Message...

  • Page 42

    If you connect equipment that has “HDAVI Control 2” (or more) function to the TV with HDMI cable, the sound from DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal can be output as multi channel surround.

  • Page 43: Care And Cleaning

    Use this cloth to wipe the cabinet and then wipe it dry with a dry cloth. Do not allow any mild liquid dish soap to come into direct contact with the surface of the Plasma TV. If water droplets get inside the unit, operating problems may result.

  • Page 44

    Before requesting service or assistance, please follow these simple guides to resolve the problem. If the problem still persists, please contact your local Panasonic dealer or Panasonic Service Center for assistance. For details (p. 48, 49) For additional assistance, please contact us via the website at:

  • Page 45

    If there is a problem with your TV, please refer to the table below to determine the symptoms, then carry out the suggested check. If this does not solve the problem, please contact your local Panasonic dealer, quoting the model number and serial number (both found on the rear of the TV).

  • Page 46: Specifications

    ±0.35 V [p-p] AUDIO L-R: RCA PIN Type × 2 TYPE A Connector × 3 • This TV supports “HDAVI Control 3” function. SD CARD slot × 1 VIDEO: RCA PIN Type × 1 AUDIO L-R: RCA PIN Type × 2...

  • Page 47

    If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company or Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc. (collectively referred to as “the warrantor”) will, for the length of the period indicated on the chart below, which starts with the date of original purchase (“Limited Warranty period”), at its option either (a) repair your product with new or refurbished parts, or (b) replace it with a new or a refurbished product.

  • Page 48

    Monday-Friday 9 am-9 pm; Saturday-Sunday 10 am-7 pm, EST. ■ For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-877-833-8855 Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books on line for all Panasonic Products by visiting our Web Site at: or, send your request by E-mail to:

  • Page 49

    If removal is required to service the product, it will be at the discretion of the Servicentre and in no event will Panasonic Canada Inc. or the Servicentre be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages.

  • Page 50

    North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus New Jersey 07094 U.S.A. © 2008 Panasonic Corporation of North America. All Rights Reserved. © 2008 Panasonic Corporation of North America. Todos los Derechos Reservados. Serial Number Número de serie Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc.

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