Download  Print this page

Toshiba 36AX61 Owner's Manual

Colorstream color television
Hide thumbs


Quick Links

36 AX 61
Owner's Manual
All Rights Reserved.



  Also See for Toshiba 36AX61

  Related Manuals for Toshiba 36AX61

  Summary of Contents for Toshiba 36AX61

  • Page 1 Color Television 36 AX 61 Owner’s Manual ® © 2002 TOSHIBA CORPORATION 23565247A All Rights Reserved.
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    Dear Customer, Thank you for purchasing this Toshiba TV. This manual will help you use the many exciting features of your new TV. Before operating the TV, please read this manual completely, and keep it nearby for future reference. Safety Precautions...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    TV. 21) Never allow anything to rest on or roll over the power cord, and never place the TV where the power cord is subject to wear or abuse. 22) Never overload wall outlets and QUALIFIED extension cords.
  • Page 4 26) Always sit approximately 10–25 feet away from the TV and as directly in front of it as possible. The picture can appear dull if you sit too far to the left or right of the TV, or if sunlight or room lights reflect on the screen. Turn the TV off to check for reflections on the screen, and then remove the source of reflections while viewing the TV.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Important Safety Information ... 2-4 Welcome to Toshiba ... 7 Exploring your new TV ... 7 Selecting a location for the TV ... 7 Connecting your TV ... 8 Note regarding picture quality ... 8 Connecting a VCR ... 8 Connecting a cable converter box ...
  • Page 6 Selecting a PIN code ... 27 Changing your PIN code ... 28 Blocking programs by ratings ... 29 Ratings definitions (MPAA, Youth TV, TV) ... 29 Unblocking programs temporarily ... 31 Blocking unrated movies and programs ... 31 Blocking channels ... 32 Locking video inputs ...
  • Page 7: 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. You may need to purchase other audio or video cables to connect your equipment. See “Connecting your TV”...
  • Page 8: Connecting Your Tv

    Connecting your TV Note: Cables are not supplied with your TV. Coaxial cable is the cable that comes in from your antenna, cable TV service, or cable converter box. Coaxial cable uses “F” connectors. Standard stereo A/V cables usually come in sets of three, and are typically color-coded according to use: yellow for video, red for stereo right audio, and white for stereo left (or mono) audio.
  • Page 9: Connecting A Cable Converter Box

    To use the TV features (such as PIP swap, Channel channel block, favorite channels, or channel labels ), select ANT-1. To view premium channels, select ANT-2, tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (whichever channel is vacant in your area), and use the converter box to change channels.
  • Page 10: Connecting A Dvd Player Or Satellite Receiver And A Vcr

    This connection allows you to watch DVD/satellite, VCR, or TV programs. You can record from the DVD player/satellite receiver and TV, as well as record one TV channel while watching another channel. Note: If your DVD player has component video connections, follow the connection instructions under “Connecting a DVD player with...
  • Page 11: (Component Video) And A Vcr

    (when authorized). You can record from one source while watching a program from another source. Your TV has ColorStream (component video) connec- tions. Connecting your TV to a component video compatible DVD player (such as a Toshiba DVD ® player with ColorStream ) can greatly enhance picture quality and performance.
  • Page 12: Connecting A Camcorder

    This connection allows you to use an audio amplifier to adjust the audio level. This connection also allows you to use external speakers. To control the audio, turn on the TV and the stereo amplifier. You will need: • one coaxial cable (may be supplied by cable company) •...
  • Page 13: Using The Remote Control

    Using the remote control Preparing the remote control for use Your Toshiba remote control has one dedicated TV mode and five universal modes: VCR, Cable/SAT, DVD, Audio1, and Audio2. The target and default devices being programmed for each mode are as...
  • Page 14: Remote Control Functional Key Chart

    Digit 6 Digit 6 MODE Device mode selection for the remote control PIC SIZE This button is not available for this TV model or any other device connected to this TV. Digit 7 Digit 7 Digit 7 Digit 8 Digit 8...
  • Page 15 The VOLUME and MUTE will jump to “TV” by default. When the volume is unlocked, all the devices will have their own volume. The AUDIO1/2 (Receiver, CD) modes will have their own volume even if Volume Lock is on TV, CABLE/SAT, VCR, or DVD. See “Using the Volume Lock feature”...
  • Page 16: Programming The Remote Control For Use With Your Audio/Video Devices

    Repeat steps 3 and 4 using another code. 5. To control the TV, press MODE until TV mode lights up. Searching and sampling the code of a device (991) If you do not know the device code for a particular device, you can cycle the remote control through the available codes for that device and sample functions to find the code that operates the device.
  • Page 17: Verifying The Device Code (990)

    This verifies that the device code of the VCR is “0385.” Using the Volume Lock feature (993) For the TV, CABLE/SAT, VCR, and DVD modes, the volume controls (VOL yz and MUTE) can be programmed (locked) to the selected device mode. This feature does not apply to the AUDIO1/2 modes.
  • Page 18: Device Code Table

    0172, 0334 Colour Voice 0044, 0050 TeleCaption Teleview Comtronics 0059 Contec 0038 Texscan Timeless Digi 0656 Eastern 0021 Tocom Toshiba Emerson 0816 Everquest 0034, 0059 Tusa Unika Focus 0419 United Artists GC Electronics 0075, 0226 Garrard 0172 Universal Gemini 0034, 0089, 0816...
  • Page 19 1181, 1281 Teknika 0019, 0054, 0056 0081 Thomas 0019 0021, 0203, 0228, Tivo 0637 0314, 0498 Toshiba 0062, 0064, 0076, 0054, 0096, 0181, 0085, 0229, 0231, 0244, 0473, 0635, 0385 1081, 1181, 1281 Totevision 0056, 0259 0054, 0056, 0057, Unitech...
  • Page 20 0541 Emerson Samsung 0592 Sharp 0649 Fisher Sherwood 0652 Sony 0552 Technics 0509 Garrard Theta Digital 0590 Toshiba 0522 Genexxa Yamaha 0509, 0564 Harman/Kardon Zenith 0522, 0610 Hitachi Kenwood Laser Disc setup codes Brand name Code number Kodak Krell Aiwa...
  • Page 21 Pioneer 0032, 0319 Soundesign Realistic 0414 Starcom Sony 0239, 0708 Yorx Soundesign 0097 Technics 0327 Receiver setup codes Toshiba 0372 Brand name Victor 0350 Wards 0032, 0097 Yamaha 0373 Adcom Aiwa Cassette Player setup codes Akai Brand name Code number...
  • Page 22: Learning About The Remote Control

    Learning about the remote control Only the buttons that are used to operate the TV set are described here. turns the TV on or off POWER sets the TV to turn off at a specific time (page 39) SLEEP The initial press of the LIGHT button causes two actions:...
  • Page 23: Setting Up Your Tv

    Setting up your TV After you have installed the batteries and programmed the remote control, you will need to set some preferences on your TV using the menu system. You can access the menus using the buttons on your TV or remote control.
  • Page 24: Selecting The Signal Source

    Selecting the signal source Use the INPUT button on the remote control (or the TV/VIDEO button on the TV) to monitor or change the signal source connected to your TV. To monitor the signal source: Press INPUT (or TV/VIDEO) once. The current signal source displays in green.
  • Page 25: Adding And Erasing Channels Manually

    To add a channel to or erase a channel from the TV’s memory: 1. Tune the TV to the channel you want to add or erase. If you are adding a channel, you will need to use the CHANNEL NUMBERS to select the channel.
  • Page 26: Using The Tv's Features

    TV’s memory (see “Adding channels to the TV’s memory” on page 24). To program your favorite channels: 1. Tune the TV to a channel you want to program as a favorite channel. 2. Press MENU.
  • Page 27: Using The V-Chip Menu

    Note: The Favorite Channel feature will not work unless you program at least one favorite channel. To clear a favorite channel: 1. Tune the TV to the channel you want to clear from your favorite channel list. 2. Press MENU.
  • Page 28: Changing Your Pin Code

    SELECT 8. Use the CHANNEL NUMBERS (0–9) to enter a new code. After the new code is entered, the V-Chip Control menu appears. 9. Press EXIT to return to normal TV viewing. END [EXIT] Note: If you forget your PIN code: •...
  • Page 29: Blocking Programs By Ratings

    Television broadcasters employ a similar rating system to qualify the content of television programs. The MPAA, Youth TV, and TV ratings work with the V-Chip feature to allow you to block access to programs that exceed the rating limits you set.
  • Page 30 12. When you finish selecting the ratings to be blocked: • To return to the V-Chip menu, press BACK TO V-CHIP MENU, and then press • To return to normal TV viewing, press EXIT. Note: Not all programs are rated. To block programs or movies that are unrated, see “Blocking...
  • Page 31: Unblocking Programs Temporarily

    To temporarily override the block and view the program, press MUTE and enter your PIN code. To reset your original ratings blocks, turn the TV off and then on again. THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN BLOCKED...
  • Page 32: Blocking Channels

    You can block a maximum of four TV channels and four cable channels. Blocked channels cannot be viewed regardless of their ratings. If you try to display a blocked channel, the TV will display the nearest unblocked channel. To block a channel: 1.
  • Page 33: Locking Video Inputs

    9. Press to clear all blocked channels from the list. 10. Press MENU. 11. Press EXIT to return to normal TV viewing. Locking video inputs You can use the Video Lock feature to block the input sources (Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, and ColorStream) and channels 3 and 4.
  • Page 34: Channel Labels

    Channel labels A channel label displays on the screen above the channel number every time you turn the TV on, change the channel, or press RECALL. You can assign labels to a maximum of 32 channels. You can choose up to four characters for a channel label.
  • Page 35: Video Labels

    7. Repeat steps 1–6 to label the other input sources. 8. When you finish setting up video labels: • To return to the previous menu, press SET UP MENU, and then press • To return to normal TV viewing, press EXIT. to highlight • MENU y z x •...
  • Page 36: Watching Picture-In-Picture (Pip)

    TV broadcast or an external source, such as a VCR. To display a TV broadcast in the PIP window: 1. Tune the TV to the program you want to watch in the main window. 2. Press PIP to display a small picture (one press displays a PIP window 1/9 the size of the screen;...
  • Page 37: Changing The Location Of The Pip Window

    Freezing the PIP display With the TV in PIP mode, press STILL to freeze the PIP display. The PIP picture becomes still and is outlined in red on-screen. Press STILL again to restore the moving picture (outlined in green).
  • Page 38: Adjusting The Picture

    You can adjust the picture quality to your personal preferences, including the contrast, brightness, sharpness, color, and tint. Your picture quality adjustments are stored automatically in the TV’s memory. You can keep these settings or choose preset options under the PREFERENCES menu. (See “Selecting the color temperature”...
  • Page 39: Adjusting The Picture Preference

    TV turns off (in 10-minute increments to a maximum of 180). 3. Press EXIT to exit the menu and return to normal TV viewing. To cancel the sleep timer: Set the sleep timer to 0 (zero) minutes, or turn the TV off and then on again. Auto power off...
  • Page 40: Using The Closed Caption Feature

    • Text—An on-screen display of information not related to the program, such as weather or stock data (if available in your viewing area). To view captions or text: 1. Tune the TV to the desired program or video. 2. Press MENU. 3. Press to highlight the CLOSED CAPTION (“CC”) •...
  • Page 41: Adjusting The Sound

    Note: The MTS feature is not available in VIDEO mode. In general, you can leave your TV in stereo mode because the TV automatically outputs either stereo or monaural (“mono”) sound, depending on the broadcast type.
  • Page 42: 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. 2. Press to highlight the AUDIO menu. • 3. Press to highlight the quality you want to adjust.
  • Page 43: Selecting Variable Audio Out

    (the TV’s volume setting will have no effect). Note: Fixed audio output provides a cleaner signal than variable audio output. See page 12 for details on connecting an audio amplifier to the TV’s Audio OUT jack. To select variable audio output: 1.
  • Page 44: Using The Sub-Bass System (Sbs)

    To stop the demonstration mode: Press RECALL, EXIT, or POWER. Understanding the last mode memory feature If the power is cut off while you are viewing the TV, the Last Mode Memory feature turns the TV on automatically when the power is resupplied.
  • Page 45: Appendix

    • The station may have broadcast difficulties. Try another channel. • Adjust the TINT and/or COLOR in the PICTURE menu. • If you change the direction of the TV while it is turned on, the No stereo or SAP sound from a •...
  • Page 46: Cleaning And Care

    Specifications Television system NTSC standard Channel coverage VHF: UHF: Cable TV: Mid band (A-8 through A-1, A through 1) Power source 120 AC, 60 Hz Power consumption 104 W Audio power 5 W + 5 W Speaker type 2-3/8 x 4-3/4 inches (60 x 120 mm)
  • Page 47: Limited United States Warranty

  • Page 48: Limited Canada Warranty

  • Page 49 Notes...
  • Page 50 MONTREAL: 1643 NORTH SERVICE RD., TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY, DORVAL QUEBEC, H9P 1J1, CANADA — TEL: (514) 856-4100 VANCOUVER: 22171 FRASERWOOD WAY, RICHMOND, B.C., V6W 1J5, CANADA — TEL: (604) 303-2500 MANUFACTURED BY TOSHIBA AMERICA CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC. ColorStream is a registered trademark of Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc. PRINTED IN USA (02-06)B 23565247A...