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Panasonic 58PF12UK - TH - 58" Plasma Panel Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions

High Defi nition Plasma Display
Model No.
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Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read these instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.


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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions High Defi nition Plasma Display TH-58PF12UK Model No. TH-65PF12UK The illustration shown is an image. Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read these instructions completely. Please keep this manual for future reference. English...
  • Page 2 CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover or back. No user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualifi ed service personnel. The lightning flash with The exclamation point within arrow-head within a triangle a t r i a n g l e i s i n t e n d e d t o is in tend ed to tell the user...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions 1) Read these instructions. 2) Keep these instructions. 3) Heed all warnings. 4) Follow all instructions. 5) Do not use this apparatus near water. 6) Clean only with dry cloth. 7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifi...
  • 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

    To assure continued compliance, follow the attached installation instructions and use only shielded interface cables when connecting to computer or peripheral devices. Any changes or modifi cations not expressly approved by Panasonic Corp. of North America could void the user's authority to operate this device. FCC Declaration of Conformity Model No.
  • Page 6: Safety Precautions

    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 Panasonic Corporation.) • Speakers ............ TY-SP58P10WK (for TH-58PF12UK), TY-SP65P11WK (for TH-65PF12UK) •...
  • Page 7: Maintenance

    Safety Precautions / Maintenance WARNING Securely insert the power cord plug as far as it will go. Setup • If the plug is not fully inserted, heat may be generated Do not place the Plasma Display on sloped or unstable which could cause fi...
  • Page 8: Accessories

    Accessories Accessories Supplied Check that you have the Accessories and items shown Operating CD-ROM Remote Control Transmitter Batteries for the Instruction book (Operating N2QAYB000432 Remote Control instructions) Transmitter (AA Size × 2) Fixing band × 1 AC cord Remote Control Batteries Requires two AA batteries.
  • Page 9: Connections

    Connections 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) Speaker terminal (L) Speaker AC cord connection (see page 13) terminal (R) –...
  • Page 10: Pc Input Terminals Connection

    Connections PC Input Terminals connection (Female) COMPUTER AUDIO PC IN Conversion adapter (if necessary) Mini D-sub 15p PC cable (Male) Audio Stereo plug Connect a cable which matches the audio output terminal on the computer. Notes: • With regard to the typical PC input signals that are described in the applicable input signals list (see page 60), adjustment values such as for the standard picture positions and sizes have already been stored in this unit.
  • Page 11: Serial Terminals Connection

    • If multiple commands are transmitted, be sure to wait for NORM 4:3 (For Video/SD/PC signal) the response for the fi rst command to come from this unit SELF Panasonic Auto (For Video signal) before sending the next command. SJST JUST (For HD signal) SNOM 4:3 (For HD signal) •...
  • Page 12: Hdmi Connection

    Connections HDMI connection This unit has terminal boards equivalent to Dual HDMI Terminal Board (TY-FB10HMD) and BNC Component Video Terminal Board (TY-42TM6A) as standard equipment. [Pin assignments and signal names] Pin No. Signal Pin No. Signal T.M.D.S Clock T.M.D.S Data2+ Shield T.M.D.S Data2 T.M.D.S Clock-...
  • Page 13: Power On / Off

    Power ON / OFF Connecting the AC cord plug to the Plasma Display. Fix the AC cord plug securely to the Plasma Display with the clamper. (see page 9) Connecting the plug to the Wall Outlet. Note: When disconnecting the AC cord, be absolutely sure to disconnect the AC cord plug at the socket outlet fi...
  • Page 14 Power ON / OFF When fi rst switching on the unit Following screen will be displayed when the unit is turned on for the fi rst time. Select the items with the remote control. Unit buttons are invalid. OSD LANGUAGE OSD LANGUAGE English (UK) Deutsch...
  • Page 15: Selecting The Input Signal

    Selecting the input signal Select the input signals to be connected by installing the optional Terminal Boards. Press to select the input signal to be played back from the equipment which has been connected to the Plasma Display. Input signals will change as follows: INPUT1 INPUT2A INPUT2B...
  • Page 16: Basic Controls

    Basic Controls Main Unit Remote control sensor Volume Adjustment Volume Up “+” Down “–” W h e n t h e m e n u s c r e e n i s displayed: “+” : press to move the cursor up “–”...
  • Page 17: Remote Control Transmitter

    Basic Controls Remote Control Transmitter OFF TIMER button The Plasma Display can be preset to switch to stand- ACTION button by after a fi xed period. The setting changes to 30 Press to make selections. minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes and 0 minutes (off timer cancelled) each time the button is pressed.
  • Page 18: Aspect Controls

    Zoom1 Zoom2 Zoom3 Panasonic Auto 16:9 14:9 Just Notes: • When selecting an input slot that attaches BNC Dual Video Terminal Board (TY-FB9BD), Panasonic Auto cannot be selected. • In All Aspect mode, “Panasonic AUTO” is displayed as “Panasonic Auto”.
  • Page 19: Multi Pip

    ASPECT Controls ASPECT Controls For PC signal input: Zoom 16:9 For SD signal input (525 (480) / 60i • 60p, 625 (575) / 50i • 50p): Zoom1 Zoom2 Zoom3 16:9 14:9 Just For HD signal input [1125 (1080) / 60i • 50i • 60p • 50p • 24p • 25p • 30p • 24sF, 1250 (1080) / 50i, 750 (720) / 60p • 50p]: 4:3 Full Zoom1 Zoom2...
  • Page 20 MULTI PIP MULTI PIP During Blend PIP (Composite Screen Function) : A composite picture is displayed with the sub screen positioned over the main screen. For example, text data such as a computer image can be displayed as a caption over a movie or still image. One screen FULL P IN P...
  • Page 21 MULTI PIP Selecting the Target Screen for Operations Each time this button is pressed, the target screen for operations changes. Operations on Operations on the main screen the sub screen INPUT1 INPUT1 Main screen Sub screen Main screen input mode Sub screen input mode Notes: •...
  • Page 22: Digital Zoom

    Digital Zoom This displays an enlargement of the designated part of the displayed image. Display the operation guide. Press to access Digital Zoom. EXIT The operation guide will be displayed. During Digital Zoom, only the following buttons can be operated. [Remote control] OFF TIMER button [Unit]...
  • Page 23: On-Screen Menu Displays

    On-Screen Menu Displays Remote Control Unit Press several times. Display the menu screen. MENU Each time the MENU button is pressed, the Press to select. menu screen will switch. (Example: PICTURE menu) Normal Viewing PICTURE SOUND POS. /SIZE SET UP Select the item.
  • Page 25: Adjusting Pos. /Size

    POS. /SIZE function. • If adjusting the PICTURE V-POS / V-SIZE in Panasonic AUTO with FULL mode, the adjustment is not memorized. When exiting the mode, the screen will return to a former adjustment.
  • Page 26 Adjusting POS. /SIZE Notes: • If the dot clock frequency is 162 MHz or higher, DOT CLOCK and CLOCK PHASE cannot be made. • When digital RGB signal input, DOT CLOCK and CLOCK PHASE cannot be made. • AUTO SETUP may not work when a cropped or dark image is input. In such case, switch to a bright image with borders and other objects are clearly shown, and then try auto setup again.
  • Page 27 Adjusting POS. /SIZE 1:1 PIXEL MODE Adjusts the display size when 1125i, 1125p or 1250i signal is input. Notes: • Select ON when you would like to replay 1920 × 1080 input signal. • Applicable input signal; 1125 (1080) / 50i · 60i · 24sF · 24p · 25p · 30p · 50p · 60p, 1250 (1080) / 50i •...
  • Page 28: Picture Adjustments

    PICTURE Adjustments 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. Note: Menu that cannot be adjusted is grayout. Adjustable menu changes depending on signal, input and menu setting.
  • Page 29: Advanced Settings

    PICTURE Adjustments Notes: Item Effect Adjustments • “COLOR” and “TINT” settings cannot be adjusted for “RGB/PC” input signal. Adjusts the proper picture contrast. PICTURE Less More • You can change the level of each function Adjusts for easier viewing of dark pictures (PICTURE, BRIGHTNESS, COLOR, TINT, BRIGHTNESS SHARPNESS) for each PICTURE MENU.
  • Page 30: Picture Profi Les

    Picture Profi les Up to 8 combinations of picture adjustment values (in the PICTURE menu and ADVANCED SETTINGS) can be stored in the display memory as profi les and applied as needed, for a convenient way to enjoy your preferred picture settings. PICTURE NORMALIZE NORMAL...
  • Page 31: Saving Profi Les

    Picture Profi les Saving profi les Follow these steps to save picture adjustment values as profi les. Note: When the settings are locked in “EXTENDED LIFE SETTINGS”, profi les cannot be saved. Enter a name for the profi le. Specify the picture quality in the PICTURE menu and [Entering profi...
  • Page 32: Loading Profi Les

    Picture Profi les Loading profi les Load profi les and apply the picture adjustment values to the display as follows. Notes: • Loaded profi les are stored in memory according to the selected input interface (SLOT1, 2, 3 or PC IN). (see page 15) •...
  • Page 33: Sound Adjustment

    SOUND Adjustment SOUND Press to display the SOUND menu. NORMALIZE NORMAL STANDARD AUDIO MENU Select to adjust each item. BASS Press to select the menu to adjust. TREBLE Select the desired level by listening to the sound. BALANCE SURROUND AUDIO OUT (PIP) MAIN Press to exit from adjust mode.
  • Page 34: Present Time Setup / Set Up Timer

    PRESENT TIME SETUP / SET UP TIMER The timer can switch the Plasma Display ON or OFF. Before attempting Timer Set, confi rm the PRESENT TIME OF DAY and adjust if necessary. Then set POWER ON TIME / POWER OFF TIME. SET UP Press to display the SET UP menu.
  • Page 35: Screensaver (For Preventing Image Retention)

    SCREENSAVER (For preventing image retention) 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 SET UP menu. SIGNAL Press to select the SCREENSAVER.
  • Page 36: Setup Of Screensaver Time

    SCREENSAVER (For preventing image retention) Setup of SCREENSAVER Time After selecting TIME OF DAY, INTERVAL or STANDBY AFTER SCR SAVER, the relevant Time Setup will become available for selection and the Operating Time may be set. (Time cannot be set when “MODE” is “ON” or “OFF”.) Press to select START TIME / FINISH TIME (when TIME OF SCREENSAVER DAY is selected).
  • Page 37: Reduces Screen Image Retention

    Reduces screen image retention EXTENDED LIFE SETTINGS The following settings are setup to reduce image retention: SET UP EXTENDED LIFE SETTINGS Set to the recommended value EXPRESS SETTINGS SIGNAL Set individually CUSTOM SETTINGS SCREENSAVER RESET Reset to the factory settings EXTENDED LIFE SETTINGS COMPONENT/RGB-IN SELECT EXTENDED LIFE SETTINGS...
  • Page 38 Reduces screen image retention NANODRIFT SAVER Moves the display position of the screen slightly to reduce image retention on the display panel. OFF: If, for example, the side bars are displayed, moves the display position of the screen when the power is turned on and when the picture is muted (VMT command input).
  • Page 39: Custom Settings

    Reduces screen image retention CUSTOM SETTINGS Set the individual “Image Retention Reduction” menu. Select “CUSTOM SETTINGS”. When a menu is locked, it is grayed out and cannot be set. “PICTURE MENU” and “PICTURE” will no longer select EXTENDED LIFE SETTINGS be able to set in the “PICTURE”...
  • Page 40: Reduces Power Consumption

    Reduces power consumption • POWER SAVE: When this function is turned ON, luminous level of the Plasma Display is suppressed, so power consumption is reduced. • STANDBY SAVE: When this function is turned ON, power consumption of the microcomputer is reduced during power supply standby (see page 13, 16, 17), so standby power of the set is reduced.
  • Page 41: Customizing The Input Labels

    Customizing the Input labels This function can change the label of the Input signal to be displayed. Select the input signal which you would like to change its label before customizing the Input labels. (see page 15, 17) Press to select INPUT LABEL. SET UP Press to change the INPUT LABEL.
  • Page 42: Display Orientation

    DISPLAY ORIENTATION Sets the fan control and the display style of on-screen menu for vertical installation. SET UP Press to display the SET UP menu. MULTI DISPLAY SETUP Press to select DISPLAY ORIENTATION. MULTI PIP SETUP PORTRAIT SETUP Press to select “LANDSCAPE” or “PORTRAIT”. SET UP TIMER PRESENT TIME SETUP DISPLAY ORIENTATION...
  • Page 43: Set Up For Multi Display

    SET UP for MULTI DISPLAY By lining up Plasma Displays in groups, for example, 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. (Example) group of 4 (2 ×...
  • Page 44: Id Remote Control Function

    SET UP for MULTI DISPLAY Item Details Select “OFF” or “ON”. Equalize the brightness of all the The brightness depends on each displays. display’s setting. AI-SYNCRONIZATION Note: If you set AI-SYNCRONIZATION to ON, the following menus will be unavailable and these settings will be fi...
  • Page 45: Multi Pip Setup

    MULTI PIP SETUP Set the two-screen display function that is activated when is pressed. SET UP Press to display the SET UP menu. MULTI DISPLAY SETUP Press to select the MULTI PIP SETUP. MULTI PIP SETUP PORTRAIT SETUP SET UP TIMER Press to display the “MULTI PIP SETUP”...
  • Page 46: Set Up For Portrait

    SET UP for PORTRAIT Divide an input image into 3 parts, and display one of them to a plasma display which is set vertically. The image will be enlarged 3 times and rotated 90-degree. (Example) Note: When using the PORTRAIT function with displays set vertically, “DISPLAY ORIENTATION” in SET UP menu has to be set to “PORTRAIT”...
  • Page 47 SET UP for PORTRAIT VIEWING AREA / LOCATION VIEWING AREA: Set a mode of image division for PORTRAIT function. LOCATION: Set a location of image to be displayed for PORTRAIT function. Press to select VIEWING AREA or LOCATION. PORTRAIT SETUP Press to select each function.
  • Page 48: Set Up For Input Signals

    SET UP for Input Signals COMPONENT / RGB IN SELECT Select to match the signals from the source connected to the COMPONENT / RGB input terminals. Y, P signals “COMPONENT” RGB signals “RGB” SET UP Press to display the SET UP menu. SIGNAL SCREENSAVER EXTENDED LIFE SETTINGS...
  • Page 49: Signal Menu

  • Page 50: Color System / Panasonic Auto

    SECAM M.NTSC NTSC Panasonic AUTO Set to “4:3” to view 4:3 images in an unchanged format when Panasonic AUTO is selected. (4 : 3 ) If you would like to view 4:3 images in Just format, set to “JUST”. Note: Panasonic AUTO does not function when BNC Dual Video Terminal Board (TY-FB9BD) is used.
  • Page 51: Refresh Rate

    SET UP for Input Signals REFRESH RATE This function sets the refresh rate of the display. This menu is displayed when the input signal is 50 Hz system (50i, 50p, 25p, 24p, 24sF) of vertical scan rate. 100 Hz: Reduce screen fl icker. 50 Hz: Enhance the resolution of moving images.
  • Page 52: Sync

    SET UP for Input Signals SYNC Select SIGNAL from the “SET UP” menu during RGB input signal. Press to select the “SYNC”. [ RGB ] SIGNAL Press to adjust. SYNC AUTO 3 : 2 PULLDOWN XGA MODE AUTO Setting RGB sync signal Confi...
  • Page 53: Options Adjustments

    Options Adjustments Options Press to display the SET UP menu. Weekly Command Timer Onscreen display Press to select “OSD LANGUAGE”. Initial INPUT O f f Initial VOL level Maximum VOL level INPUT lock Button lock Press for more than 3 seconds. Remocon User level Options Press to select “Options”.
  • Page 54 Options Adjustments Item Adjustments INPUT1 INPUT2 INPUT3 Locks the input switch operation. Notes: • Only the adjusted signal is displayed (see page 15). • Signal can be displayed when the Terminal board is installed. INPUT lock • Input switch can be used when this is set to “Off”. •...
  • Page 55 Options Adjustments Item Adjustments Off: Nullify all the settings adjusted. Studio W/B Sets the color temperature for TV studio. Note: Valid only when the “WARM” is set as “COLOR TEMP” in PICTURE menu. Sharpens the contrast for a better view when a part of the image is too light to see. Off: Disables “Studio Gain”.
  • Page 56: Weekly Command Timer

    Options Adjustments Weekly Command Timer You can set 7-day timer programming by setting time and command. Note: Before setting Weekly Command Timer, set PRESENT TIME SETUP. (see page 34) Press to select Function. Options Press to select “On”. Weekly Command Timer Onscreen display Note: Press ACTION ( ) button...
  • Page 57: Shipping Condition

    Options Adjustments Press to select Command No. Command setting screen Weekly Command Timer Press to select a command number. Program Command No Time 10:30 Command IMS:SL1 Press to select Time / Command. Weekly Command Timer Press to set each item. Program Command No Time: Set the time to execute a command program.
  • Page 58: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before you call for service, determine the symptoms and make a few simple checks as shown below. Symptoms Checks Picture Sound Electrical Appliances Interference Noisy Sound Cars / Motorcycles Fluorescent light Volume Normal Picture No Sound (Check whether the mute function has been activated on the remote control.) Not plugged into AC outlet Not switched on No Picture...
  • Page 59: List Of Aspect Modes

    List of Aspect Modes Aspect mode Description All Aspect: Factory setting Picture Enlarged screen All Aspect: Off The display of the pictures fi lls the screen. In the case of SD signals, pictures with a 4:3 aspect ratio are enlarged horizontally, and displayed. This mode is suited to displaying anamorphic pictures with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • Page 60: Applicable Input Signals

    Applicable Input Signals COMPONENT / RGB IN ∗ Horizontal frequency Vertical frequency DVI-D IN Signal name / PC IN (kHz) (Hz) (Dot clock (MHz)) (Dot clock (MHz)) 525 (480) / 60i 15.73 59.94 * (13.5) ∗ 525 (480) / 60p 31.47 59.94 * (27.0)
  • Page 61 Applicable Input Signals VIDEO input (HDMI) Vertical Horizontal Dot clock Number of Total number Number of Total number Signal format frequency (Hz) frequency (kHz) (MHz) active pixels of pixels active lines of lines VGA60 59.94 31.47 25.18 525/60p 59.94 31.47 27.00 625/50p 50.00...
  • Page 62: Command List Of Weekly Command Timer

    Audio Volume (60) DAM:FULL Aspect (FULL) DAM:JUST Aspect (JUST) DAM:NORM Aspect (4:3) DAM:SELF Aspect (Panasonic Auto) DAM:ZOOM Aspect (ZOOM) DWA:OFF Dual Picture mode (OFF) DWA:OVL1 Advanced PIP mode (1) (see page 19) DWA:OVL2 Advanced PIP mode (2) (see page 19)
  • Page 63: Specifi Cations

    Specifi cations TH-58PF12UK TH-65PF12UK 110 - 127 V AC, 50/60 Hz Power Source Power Consumption 715 W 745 W Power on Save OFF 1.0 W, Save ON 0.5 W Save OFF 1.0 W, Save ON 0.5 W Stand-by condition 0.2 W 0.2 W Power off condition Drive method : AC type 58-inch,...
  • Page 64 Executive Offi ce : One Panasonic Way 1F-10, Secaucus, NJ 07094 EASTERN ZONE : One Panasonic Way 4E-7 Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201) 348-7621 Mid-Atlantic/New England : One Panasonic Way 4E-7 Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201) 348-7621 Southeast Region : 1225 Northbrook Parkway, Ste 1-160 Suwanee GA 30024 (770)338-6835 Central Region : 1707 N Randall Road E1-C-1, Elgin, IL 60123 (847)468-5200 WESTERN ZONE : 3330 Cahuenga Blvd W., Los Angeles, CA 90068 (323) 436-3500...

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