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CONTENTS
SAFEGUARDS .................................................... 2-4
• Supplied Accessories ............................................... 5
• Before Operating Your Television .............................. 5
• Antenna Connections ........................................... 5, 6
• Quick Reference Control Operation ......................... 7
• EZ SETUP during First Use ..................................... 8
• Demo Mode .............................................................. 9
Remote Control ........................................................ 9
• Language ............................................................... 10
• Sleep Timer ............................................................ 10
• Video Adjust ........................................................... 11
• Audio Select ..................................................... 12, 13
MTS (Multichannel TV Sound) ............................ 12
AUDIO ADJUST ................................................. 13
This operation manual includes basic operating
instructions in Spanish and French.
SPANISH is on page 40-44.
FRENCH is on page 45-49.
32C231(01-04)
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• Closed Caption ....................................................... 14
• Parent Control .................................................. 15-25
V-CHIP Operation ......................................... 15-22
VIEW TIMER ................................................ 23-25
• Energy Save ........................................................... 26
• Set Up .............................................................. 27-33
EZ Setup ............................................................. 27
Channel Setting ............................................ 28-30
Blue Screen .................................................. 30, 31
• Auto Input ............................................................... 32
• CH/Input ID ....................................................... 33, 34
• Screen Format ........................................................ 35
• Before Calling for Service ....................................... 38
• Calling for Service .................................................. 38
• Specifications ......................................................... 39
• Limited Warranty .................................................... 50
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Dimension: 140mm x 215mm
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    FRENCH is on page 45–49. 32C231(01-04) COLOR TELEVISION MODEL 32C231 L OPERATION MANUAL L ® artner, SHARP has determined that this product meets the NERGY PAGE • Closed Caption ... 14 • Parent Control ... 15–25 V-CHIP Operation ... 15–22 VIEW TIMER ... 23–25 •...
  • Page 2: Important Information/important Safeguards

    Welcome to the SHARP Family. We are pleased that you are now the owner of a SHARP Color Television – built for outstanding quality, reliability and performance. Every SHARP Color Television set is tuned and adjusted for proper color and sound, and has passed through the most stringent quality control tests at the factory.
  • Page 3: Important Safeguards

    Disposal of these materials may be regulated due to environment considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local authorities or the Electronics Industries Alliance: www.eiae.org CAUTION: Do not place the AC power cord under the TV set or other heavy items. IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS CAUTION: Please read all of these instructions before you operate your television and save these instructions for later use.
  • Page 4 22. When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards. 32C231(01-04) ANTENNA LEAD IN...
  • Page 5: Supplied Accessories

    • If the set is not going to be used for a long period, such as during a vacation, unplug the set from the wall outlet to economize power. (If the TV set is plugged in, a slight current still flows, even with the POWER BUTTON in the OFF position.)
  • Page 6 “B” position on the RF switch (not supplied) : You can view the scrambled channels via the converter/ RF switch (not supplied) Cable TV converter/ Note: • Consult your SHARP Dealer or Service Center for the type of splitter, RF switch or combiner that might be required. 32C231(05-06) B. Separate VHF/UHF Antenna...
  • Page 7: Quick Reference Control Operation

    On-Screen Displey. MUTE Press → Mutes sound. Press again → Restores sound. • When sound is muted, CLOSED CAPTION appears if available. 32C231(07) INSIDE DOOR VIDEO/AUDIO TERMINALS CHANNEL UP/DOWN (a) Selects next higher channel. (s) Selects next lower channel.
  • Page 8: Ez Setup During First Use

    EZ SETUP during First Use • When you turn on the TV for the first time, it will automatically memorize the broadcasting channels. Please perform the following instructions before pressing the POWER button. (1) Insert the batteries into the remote control. (See page 5) (2) Connect the antenna cable to the TV set.
  • Page 9: Demo Mode

    MAIN MENU screen by pressing MENU on the TV set. • Some features of your TV set are not accessible without the Remote Control. If you lost your Remote Control, contact a Sharp Service Center for a replacement.
  • Page 10: Language

    Remote’s DISPLAY key is pressed twice. 5 minutes before the SLEEP TIMER turns off the TV, the screen prompts the time remaining for 4 seconds. The SLEEP TIMER shows a similar display for each remaining minute and a 10-second display right before shutting off the TV.
  • Page 11: Video Adjust

    • VIDEO ADJUST setting, once set, is shared among AIR/CABLE, INPUT 1, INPUT 2, and INPUT 3 modes. • VIDEO ADJUST setting for INPUT 3 when used as COMPONENT can be set independently. 32C231(10-11) VOL – button To decrease contrast...
  • Page 12: Audio Select

    Audio Select L MTS (Multichannel TV Sound) This function allows reception of stereo or bilingual TV sound. • You can enjoy Hi-Fi stereo sound or SAP broadcasts where available. Stereo broadcasts Live television broadcasts of sports, shows, concerts, etc. can be received in dynamic stereo sound.
  • Page 13: Audio Adjust

    Note: • Once MONO mode is selected, the TV sound remains monaural even if the TV set receives a stereo broadcast. You must switch the mode back to STEREO if you want to hear stereo sound again. • Selecting MTS while receiving video signals from INPUT terminals does not change the type of sound;...
  • Page 14: Closed Caption

    • Your TV is equipped with an internal Closed Caption decoder. “Closed Caption” is a system which allows conversations, narration, and sound effects in TV programs and home videos to appear as captions on the TV screen (see the illustration).
  • Page 15: Parent Control

    TV Parental Guidelines. MPAA is restricted by age. TV Parental Guidelines are restricted by age and contents. • Since a TV program may use either the MPAA rating or the TV Guidelines you should adjust both for complete control.
  • Page 16 This will again automatically block the content ratings “D”, “L”, “S”, “V” for “TV-MA” as well as “TV-14” (“D” is not available for “TV-MA”). Please note that the lower age rating “TV-PG” does not change from its previous settings after this.
  • Page 17 “PG”, then press VOL + / – to select BLOCK. If you set “PG” to BLOCK, “PG-13”, “R”, “NC-17” and “X” are automatically blocked. Press MENU to return to the V-CHIP select screen. 32C231(17-18) MENU SLEEP T I MER V I DEO ADJ UST...
  • Page 18 [2] TV GUIDELINES Repeat steps 1 to 4 of [1] MPAA RATING. Press CH 8/9 to move the “[” mark to “TV GUIDELINES”. Press VOL + / – to access the TV GUIDELINES screen. To change AGE and CONTENT SETTING, press CH 8/9 to move the “[”...
  • Page 19 The DOWNLOAD screen will disappear, once downloading is finished. Note: • DOWNLOAD will not start, if you are not watching a program containing “new rating system data”. 32C231(19-22) ” mark to “DOWNLOAD”. ENTER 3/27/03, 11:14 AM Dimension: 140 X 215 mm...
  • Page 20 CH 8/9 and VOL + / – if you select “Cdn. French Ratings” in step 2. Note: • You are able to download up to 4 different rating systems. 32C231(19-22) MPAA TV GU I E D L I NES Cd n .
  • Page 21 “SECRET No. IS INCORRECT” will be displayed. Input the secret No. again in this case. Note: If you turn the power ON from OFF, the V-CHIP BLOCK will be activated again. • 32C231(19-22) MPAA TV GU I E D L I NES DOWNL...
  • Page 22 No.” will be displayed. Press and hold both VOL simultaneously until the message “INPUT SECRET No.” disappears. Press the MENU button twice to exit. 32C231(19-22) ENTER and CH on the TV set 3/27/03, 11:14 AM Dimension: 140 X 215 mm I NPUT SECRET No .
  • Page 23: View Timer

    Parent Control (VIEW TIMER) L VIEW TIMER This function allows you to restrict TV viewing time and also allows you to control TV usage. This function is to prevent your children from watching too much TV. VIEWING TIME (an accumulative timer: counts only the time duration while the TV power is on.)
  • Page 24 TV for 2 hours, your settings would look like the one on the right. • You can choose to watch the 2 hours of TV as you wish. For example, you could watch 1 hour of TV, turn the TV off for 30 minutes, then turn the TV on and watch the remaining 1 hour of the VIEWING TIME.
  • Page 25 Repeat steps 1 to 4 of How to set VIEW TIMER. Press VOL + /–, and “INPUT SECRET No.” will be displayed. Press and hold both VOL + and CH 8 on the TV set simultaneously until the VIEW TIMER access screen is displayed. Now you can cancel the VIEW TIMER settings or change the SECRET No.
  • Page 26: Energy Save

    Energy Save • This feature lets you lower the power consumption of your TV set which in turn saves you money and minimizes the impact on the environment. When this feature is turned on, it reduces the brightness of the TV to a level that consumes approximately 20 percent less energy than when the feature is turned off.
  • Page 27: Set Up

    Press VOL +/– to access the EZ SETUP screen. Press VOL +. The tuner will automatically search for the broadcasting and cable TV channels. (The CH No. will automatically increase when it appears.) If you want to stop the EZ SETUP process once it has started, press VOL –.
  • Page 28: Channel Setting

    Press CH 8/9 to move the “[” mark to the desired mode. CABLE STD CABLE HRC Press MENU to exit. Note: • Receivable channels of your TV set are: AIR channels: VHF: 2 through 13. UHF: 14 through 69. 32C231(27-28) MENU →...
  • Page 29 • Adding weak or additional channels or erasing unwanted channels from TV memory Press MENU to access the MAIN MENU screen, then press CH 8/9 to move the “[”...
  • Page 30 Press MENU to exit. L BLUE SCREEN Automatically turns the screen blue if a broadcast signal is not received. After 15 minutes of non-reception, the TV will turn off automatically. Press MENU to access the MAIN MENU screen. Press CH 8/9 to move the “[” mark to “SET UP”.
  • Page 31: Blue Screen

    Note: • Poor reception due to weak signals, or too much noise might activate the BLUE SCREEN function despite the presence of a broadcast signal. To continue watching TV under these conditions, switch the BLUE SCREEN “OFF”. • While INPUT 1, 2, or 3 (COMPONENT) is selected, the BLUE SCREEN will not be shown even if BLUE SCREEN is turned on.
  • Page 32: Auto Input

    Press VOL +/– to access the AUTO INPUT select screen. Press VOL +/– to select “AUTO”. You may turn off “AUTO INPUT” when it is not in use. Press VOL +/– to select “OFF”. Press MENU to exit. 32C231(31-34) VOLUME (k)/(l) CHANNEL UP (a)/...
  • Page 33: Ch/input Id

    Press CH 8/9 to move the “[” mark to “SET UP”. Press VOL +/– to access the SET UP screen then press CH 8/9 to move the “[” mark to “CH/INPUT ID” . Press VOL +/– to access the CH/INPUT ID screen. 32C231(31-34) REMOTE KEYPAD VOLUME (+)/(–)
  • Page 34 • The maximum number of ID labels available to register channel names is 20 for AIR channels and 40 for CABLE channels. • If you wish to register a new ID when all the available ID labels are assigned, delete a registered ID to make room. 32C231(31-34) ENTER : _ _ _ _ RESET MENU : RETURN →...
  • Page 35: Screen Format

    While in 4:3 mode, if the picture appears stretched vertically as in screen A below, switch to 16:9 mode. The picture will return to normal as shown in screen B. Sreen A (4:3) 32C231(35-37) MENU SLEEP T I MER V I DEO ADJ UST...
  • Page 36: Using The Video And Audio Input Terminals

    Connecting video equipment for playback of video material. • To view video material from external video equipment, make sure to connect the equipment properly to the input terminals on the TV set. Connecting video device equipped with video output terminals...
  • Page 37: Using The Video And Audio Input Terminals

    VIDEO terminal (IN 1), unplug equipment connected to the S-VIDEO terminal. • It is the intent of SHARP that this product be used in full compliance with the copyright law of the United States and that prior permission be obtained from copyright owners whenever necessary.
  • Page 38: Before Calling For Service

    Should this occur, switch the Closed Caption mode to “OFF”. Calling for Service For location of the nearest Sharp Authorized Servicer, or to obtain product literature accessories, supplies, or customer assistance, please call 1-800-BE-SHARP. 32C231(38-39)
  • Page 39: Specifications

    Specifications MODEL 32C231 Receiving System NTSC Stereo Broadcast MTS/SAP Reception Channels 2-13 ch 14-69 ch CATV 1-125 ch Channel Tuning 181-channel Reception PLL tuning system Antenna Input Impedance VHF/UHF 75 ohm Unbalanced Screen Size 32˝ Diagonally Measured Terminals Audio/Video input x 3 (Front x 1, Rear x 2)
  • Page 40 Con el fin de garantizar al cliente la recepción puntual de cualquier notificación de seguridad sobre inspección, modificación o cancelación que se le pueda solicitar a SHARP bajo el Acta de seguridad de productos de consumidor de 1972. LEA CUIDADOSAMENTE LA CLÁUSULA “GARANTÍA LIMITADA” DE LA ÚLTIMA PÁGINA.
  • Page 41: Medidas De Seguridad Importantes

    No modifique el enchufe porque anulará esta característica de seguridad. No permita que se apoye nada sobre el cable de alimentación. No ponga este televisor donde el cable pueda ser deformado por personas que caminen sobre él. 32C231(40-42) (Continuación) 3/27/03, 11:15 AM...
  • Page 42 Cuando sea necesario cambiar piezas, cerciórese de que el técnico de servicio utiliza las piezas de CAMBIO especificadas por el fabricante, aquellas que tengan las mismas características que las piezas originales. Las piezas de recambio no autorizadas pueden causar incendios, descargas eléctricas u otros peligros. 32C231(40-42) (Continuación) 3/27/03, 11:15 AM Dimension: 140mm x 215mm...
  • Page 43: Panel Delantero

    Pulsando 2 veces → Cambia al modo de entrada 2 del vídeo externo. Pulsando 3 veces → Cambia al modo de entrada 3 del vídeo externo. Pulsando 4 veces → Vuelve al modo TV original. Consulte la página 37. CANAL SUPERIOR/INFERIOR (CHANNEL UP/DOWN) (a) Selecciona el siguiente canal superior.
  • Page 44 Si ocurriera ésto, ponga el modo CLOSED CAPTION en OFF. Solicitud de servicio técnico Para la localización del Servicio Técnico Autorizado de Sharp más próximo o para conseguir material de información, repuestos o asistencia técnica, llame a 1-800-BE-SHARP. 32C231(43-44)
  • Page 45: Informations Importantes

    Grâce à elle, vous recevrez rapidement un avis de sécurité lors du contrôle, de la modification ou du rappel de votre produit que SHARP peut être amené à fournir conformément à la loi de 1972 sur la sécurité du produit de consommation.
  • Page 46 Ne modifiez pas la fiche et ne désactivez pas cette fonction de sécurité. Ne posez rien sur le cordon d’alimentation. Ne placez pas la télévision dans un emplacement où le cordon d’alimentation est susceptible d’être endommagé par le passage répété de personnes. 32C231(45-47) (Suite) 3/27/03, 11:15 AM...
  • Page 47 Lorsqu’un remplacement de pièces se révèle nécessaire, veillez à ce que le technicien utilise des pièces de rechange spécifiées par le fabricant et qu’elles aient les mêmes caractéristiques que la pièce d’origine. Des remplacements non autorisés peuvent occasionner un incendie, une électrocution ou d’autres risques. 32C231(45-47) (Suite) DESCENTE D’ANTENNE...
  • Page 48: Panneau Avant

    SOURDINE (MUTE) Appuyer → Mise en sourdine du son. Appuyer de nouveau → Rétablissement du son. • Lorsque le son est coupé, SOUS-TITRE apparaît si la fonction est disponible. 32C231(48-49) (FRANÇAIS) DERRIERE LE VOLET PRISES D’ENTRÉE VIDÉO/AUDIO Canal HAUT/BAS (a) Sélectionne le canal supérieur suivant.
  • Page 49 Sous-titrage hors service. Appel au service après-vente Pour connaître l’emplacement du centre de service après-vente agréé Sharp le plus proche ou pour obtenir de la documentation sur les produits, des accessoires, des consommables ou une aide au consommateur, appelez le 1-800-BE-SHARP.
  • Page 50: Limited Warranty

    Sharp to the purchaser with respect to the Product, and shall constitute full satisfaction of all claims, whether based on contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise. In no event shall Sharp be liable or in any way responsible, for any damages or defects in the Product which were caused by repairs or attempted repairs performed by anyone other than an authorized servicer.
  • Page 51 Notes 32C231(50-52) 3/27/03, 11:15 AM Dimension: 140mm x 215mm...
  • Page 52 SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430-2135 Printed in Mexico TINS-A708WJZZ 32C231(50-52) 3/27/03, 11:15 AM...

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