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Toshiba 27A51 Owner's Manual

Toshiba 27a51: user guide
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  • Page 2: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance with the FCC Rules could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
  • Page 3 13. LIGHTNING To protect your unit during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the unit due to lightning and power line surges.
  • Page 4: Welcome To Toshiba

    Congratulations! You have purchased one of the finest color TVs on the market. The goal of this manual is to guide you through setting up and operating your Toshiba TV as quickly as possible. Please make sure you’ve received the following items: TV, remote control, batteries, manual, registration card, and extended service plan literature.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Installing the remote control batteries ... 8 Using the remote control with a VCR or a cable TV converter ... 8 Programming the remote control for use with a VCR or a cable TV converter ... 9 Learning about the remote control ... 10 Setting up your TV ...11...
  • Page 6: Connecting Your Tv

    (or mono) left channel. If you look at the rear panel of the TV, you will see that the terminals are color coded in the same manner as the cables.
  • Page 7: Connecting A Cable Converter Box

    Follow the connections shown below. With the switch in the "B" position, you can directly tune any nonscrambled channels on your TV. With the switch in the "A" position, tune your TV to the output of the Converter/Descrambler box (usually channel 3 or 4) and use the box to tune scrambled channels.
  • Page 8: Connecting A Dvd/Satellite Receiver And A Vcr

    DVD or TV programs. You can record from one source and watch a program from another source. Your TV is capable of using ColorStream (component video). Connecting your TV to a ColorStream compatible DVD, such as a Toshiba DVD, can greatly enhance picture quality and performance. DVD Player with ColorStream™...
  • Page 9: Connecting Two Vcrs

    This connection allows you to use an audio amplifier to enjoy a high- quality sound. This also allows you to use external speakers. To control the audio, turn on the TV and the stereo amplifier. You will need one pair of audio cables.
  • Page 10: Using The Remote Control

    With the remote control, you can operate your TV, most VCR models, and cable TV converters together, even if they are different brands. If you will be using your TV with a Toshiba VCR, your remote control is already programmed and ready to use. If you own different brands of VCRs and/or converters, you first have to program your remote control.
  • Page 11: Programming The Remote Control For Use With A Vcr Or A Cable Tv Converter

    VCR or a cable TV converter This remote control is pre-programmed to operate Toshiba VCRs. To use VCRs or cable converters other than Toshiba models, you must follow the steps below before you operate your remote control. 1. Press the CODE button and the VCR or the CABLE button you want to register at the same time.
  • Page 12: Learning About The Remote Control

    Learning about the remote control POWER turns the TV on and off (page 8) Sleep timer sets the TV to go off at a set time (page 21) TV/Video selects video input source (page 21) Channel + / – cycles through programmed channels (page 12)
  • Page 13: Setting Up Your Tv

    Setting up your TV After you’ve installed the batteries and programmed the remote control, you need to set some preferences on the TV using the menu. You can access the menu with the buttons on the remote control. • When you make a menu selection, your changes occur immedi- ately.
  • Page 14: Adding Channels To The Tv's Memory

    Adding channels to the TV’s memory Your TV will stop on specific channels that are stored in the TV’s channel memory when you press Channel + or –. Use the steps below to set all active channels in your area automatically.
  • Page 15: Using The Tv's Features

    2. Select a second channel with the Channel Number buttons (0-9, 100). 3. Press CH RTN. The previous channel will be displayed. Each time you press CH RTN, the TV will switch back and forth between the two channels. Programming your favorite channels You can preset up to 12 of your favorite channels using the Favorite Channel Programming feature.
  • Page 16: Using Thev-Chip

  • Page 17: Blocking Programs By Ratings

    Television broadcasters employ a rating system to qualify the content of television programs, as well. The MPAA, Youth TV and TV ratings work with the V-Chip feature and allow you to block out programming above the rating limits you determine.
  • Page 18: Mpaa Ratings

    7 and above. For those programs where fantasy violence may be more intense or more combative than other programs in this category, such programs are designated TV-Y7-FV. All children. This program is designed to be appropri- ate for all children.
  • Page 19 RATING MORE SELECT ADJUST 7. Press L or M to highlight MPAA Rating, Youth TV Rating or individual TV Ratings. 8. Press to select the ratings which will be blocked. Blocked ratings are signified by a red “X”. Unblocked ratings are signified by a green “...
  • Page 20: Blocking Unrated Movies Or Programs

    You can also choose to block individual channels. These channels will not be seen regardless of the ratings of their programming. You can choose to block up to four TV channels and four cable channels. To block channels: 1. Use the Channel Number Buttons (0-9) to display the television channel you wish to block.
  • Page 21: Labeling Channels

    8. Repeat steps 1 through 7 to block other channels. When you are finished blocking channels, press EXIT to return to normal viewing. If you try to display a blocked channel, the TV will not display it, but will display the nearest unblocked channel. To unblock channels: 1.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Picture

    You can adjust the picture quality to your personal preferences, including the contrast, brightness, color, tint, and sharpness. The qualities you choose will be stored automatically in your TV’s memory so you can recall them at any time. To adjust the picture quality: 1.
  • Page 23: Watching Video Input

    Watching video input You can use the TV/VIDEO button on the remote to view a signal coming from other devices, such as VCRs or video disc players that may be connected to your TV. (See “Connecting your TV” on page 4.)
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Sound

    When the TV receives a stereo or SAP broadcast, the word STEREO or SAP appears on the screen when the TV is on, you change the channel, or press the RECALL button. The MTS feature is not available while in the VIDEO mode.
  • Page 25: Adjusting The Sound Quality

    Adjusting the sound quality You can change the sound quality of your TV by adjusting the bass, treble, and balance. To adjust the sound quality: 1. Press MENU, then press PICTURE AUDIO SET UP OPTION BASS TREBLE BALANCE STABLE SOUND...
  • Page 26: Watching Picture-In-Picture (Pip)

    3. Press Channel + or –, CH RTN, FAV L or M and Channel num- bered button on the remote control or Channel + or – on the TV to choose the program you want to be displayed as a main picture.
  • Page 27: Auto Power Off

    2. Use a clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth dampened with a solution of mild detergent and warm water to clean the TV screen and trim. Do not use too much water because water spills into the cabinet can cause damage to the TV.
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

    • Adjust the TINT and/or COLOR in the PICTURE menu. • If you change the direction of the TV while it is turned on, the picture could suffer from color shading. If so, turn off the TV and allow it to cool down for several hours before turning it on again.
  • Page 29: Limited United States Warranty

    If after following alI of the operating instructions in this manual and checking the section “Troubleshooting,” you find that service is needed; • Visit our web site: or call the TACP toll free number 1-800-631-3811 to find the nearest Toshiba Authorized Service Station after you find a defective product or part.
  • Page 30 In the Continental U.S. If your TV requires service, visit our web site: or call us toll-free at 1-800-631-3811. In Hawaii If your TV requires service, call: (808) 591-9281 327 Kamakee Street, Honolulu, HI 96814 Limitations All warranties implied by state law, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are expressly limited to the duration of the limited warranties set forth above.
  • Page 31: Specifications

    Type 27 (676 mm diagonal) Television system NTSC standard Channel coverage VHF: 2 ~ 13 UHF: 14 ~ 69 Cable TV: 4A, A-5 ~ A-1, A-I, Power source 120V AC, 60 Hz Power consumption 125 W Audio power 2.5W + 2.5W Speaker type 2 x 3-1/2 inches (51 x 89 mm) x 2 pcs.
  • Page 32 PRINTED IN UNITED STATES 3K10201B L 01/08 23563690...