PANASONIC Viera TC-P50C2 Operating Instructions Manual

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    Numero de modelo TC-P42C2 TC-P46C2 TC-P50C2 VlefJ H--"IITII II_ I[""_ IMAGE VIEWER English Thank you for purchasing this Panasonic product. Please read these instructions before operating your set and retain them for future reference. The images shown in this manual...

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    HDMI Licensing LLC in the United Manufactured under license from Dolby States and other countries. HDAVl ControF M is a trademark of Laboratories. Panasonic Corporation. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Please read before using the unit ÷ Safety Precautions .......... ÷ Notes ............... • Accessories/Qptiona! Accessory • Basic Connection • Identifying Contro!s: :::: ::::::.::::::.::: ,:: ::::.:.:.:: 13 • Eirst Time Setup ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Enjoy your TV! Basic Features ÷ Watching TV ..........÷...

  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    The following • Do not climb or allow children to climb on the Plasma TV accessories are manufactured by Panasonic Corporation. • Place or install the Plasma TV where it cannot • Wall-hanging bracket (Angled)

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    • Do not place any objects on top of the Plasma TV. If water or an object gets inside the Plasma TV, if the If water spills onto the Plasma TV or foreign objects get Plasma TV is dropped, or if the enclosure becomes inside it, a short-circuit may occur which could result in damaged,...

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    FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. For at least three (3) years from delivery of products, Panasonic will give to anyone who contacts us at the address provided below, for a charge of no more than our cost of physically performing source code...

  • Page 7: Notes

    •Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. •Connect the equipment into anoutlet onacircuit different from that towhich the receiver isconnected. •Consult the Panasonic Service Center oran experienced radio/TV technician for h elp. FCC Caution: To assure continued compliance, follow...

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    [] Pedestal [] Product Registration Card (U.S.A.) How to assemble (p. 9) _ptional Accessory Please contact your nearest Panasonic dealer to purchase the recommended _ wall-hanging bracket. For additional details, please refer to the wall-hanging Wall-hanging bracket bracket installation manual.

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    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. During set-up, make sure that all screws are securely tightened.

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    Accessories/0ptional Accessory (Continued attach To remove Keep pushing both sides until they snap Insert it firmly until the and pull, tabs on both sides click into place. Reference of connection Antenna terminal Pin terminals HDMI terminal blue green __.._ gr__ Match colors of plugs and terminals.

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    ® For more details on the external equipment's connections, please refer to the operating manuals for the equipment. ® When disconnecting the power cord, be absolutely sure to disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet first. ® For additional assistance, visit us at:

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    Basic Connection (Continued) use HDMI terminals AV OUT HDMI ® Connecting to HDMI terminals will enable you to enjoy high-definition digital images and high-quality sound. ® The HDMI connection is required for a 1080p signal. ® For "VIERA Link connections", please refer to p.

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    Identifying Controls Front of the TV Back of the TV SD card slot Selects channels in sequence Volume up/down Displays menu POWER button sensor within about Changes the input Video Input 2 23 feet (7 meters) in mode front of the TV set Chooses menu and submenu...

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    First Time Setup First time setup screen 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. 27) is set to "No". Turn the TV On with the POWER button (TV) (Remote)

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    Auto channel setup (ANT/Cable setup) (_ Select the connected Antenna in terminal Not used: Go to G (Labelinputs) Select "Not used" when no wire is connected to the "Antenna/Cable" terminal. ® Typical when a Cable/Satellite box is connected to a TV input. ®...

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    First Time Setup (Continued) Select the Input labels (Label inputs) Select NEXT then press OK to go to next step. Follow the instructions on screen to complete the following operations, Label: [BLANK] Not used/Blu-ray/DVD/DVD REC/HOME THTR/GAME/COMPUTER/ VCRICABLEISATELLITEIDVRICAMERA/MONITORIAUXIRECEIVERIMEDIA CTR/MEDIA EXT/OTHER Adjust the Clock (Set clock) Select NEXT then press OK to go to next step.

  • Page 17: Watching Tv

    Watching TV Basic connection (p. 11-12) Turn power on (Remote) (TV) POWER INPUT ® If the mode is not TV, press _ and select TV. (p. 24) Select a channel number (Remote) (TV) _-9._ • To directly enter the digital channel number When tuning to a digital channel, press the button to enter the minor number in a compound...

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    Watching TV (Continued) (Operate after @) • Other Useful Functions ,,1% • Select the Audio mode for watching @ Digital mode Press SAP to select next audio track (if available) when receiving a digital channel. @ Analog mode Press SAP to select the desired audio mode. •...

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    _(=] [l_L_"/[i'rlt=] • Set the Favorite Feature • Use the Favorite Feature Display the SUB MENU. Display"Favorite channels" FAVORITE MENU Select "Set favorite" Select the channel select D_Eli Set the displayed channel Set a Favorite channel KI _ select the list number U m B (to save the channel <...

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    Using VIERA TOOLS VIERA TOOLS is the easy way to access frequently-used menu items. They are displayed as shortcut icons on the TV screen. Unlike a conventional menu, you can enjoy using, playing or setting a function quickly. Display VlERA TOOLS Select the item Set each item...

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    If you connect equipment that has the "HDAVI Control" function to the TV using an HDMI cable, you will find it easier to use. Please refer to p. 28-33. Before using these functions, you need to set "VIERA Link" setting to "On" as shown below. Display the menu Select "Setup"...

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    Viewingwith VIERAIMAGEVIEWER The VIERA Image Viewer is a function that lets you easily view still images on a VlERA television by simply inserting an SD card into the VlERA SD card slot. (Media other than SD Cards will not work.) Insert the SD card * This setting will be skipped next time unless you select "Set later".

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    ® Remove the card ® Insert t he card ® Compliant card type (maximum capacity): SDHC Card (32 GB), microSDHC Gently insert t he SD Card label Card (16 GB), SD Card (2 GB), surface facing front. miniSD Card (2 GB), microSD Card Label surface (2 GB) (requiring microSDHC Card/ Press in lic...

  • Page 24: Watching Videos And Dvds

    Watching Videos and DVDs If you have an applicable equipment connected to the TV, you can watch videos and DVDs on the TV screen. You can select the external equipment to access. With the connected equipment turned Display the Input select menu INPUT Press the corresponding...

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    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. menu Display ÷ Shows the functions that can be adjusted. ®...

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    How to Use Menu Functions • Menu list Menu Item Adjustments/Configurations (alternatives) Reset to defaults* Resets all picture adjustments to factory default settings except for "Advanced picture". Picture mode Basic picture mode (VividlStandardlCinemalCustom) (p. 45) Adjusts the color, brightness, etc. for each picture mode to suit your taste Contrast, Brightness, ÷...

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    (Continued) • Menu list Menu Item Adjustments/Configurations (alternatives) Sets the mode to select the channel with the Channel up/down button. Channel surf mode (All/Favorite/Digital only/Analog only) ÷ Favorite: Only channels reqistered as FAVORITE. (p. 18) Language Selects the screen menu language. Clock Adjusts the clock.

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    TV remote. Enjoy additional HDMI Inter-Operability with Panasonic products which have the "HDAVl Control" function. This TV supports "HDAVl Control 5" function. Connections to the equipment (DVD recorder DIGA, HD Camcorder, Home theater system, Amplifier, etc.) with HDMI cables allow you to interface with them automatically.

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    ® 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.) ® For details about HDMI cables for connecting a Panasonic HD camcorder, read the manual for the equipment.

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    VIERA Link TM"HDAVI Control TM''* Display the menu Select "Setup" Select "VIERA Link settings" select _next Select "VIERA Link" Select "On" (default is On) • Press to exit from a menu screen Select settings EXIT • Press to return to the previous screen REI'URN...

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

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    VIERA Link TM"HDAVI Control TM'' You can enjoy more convenient operation with the "H DAVI Control" function in the "VIERA Link" menu. For more details on the "HDAVI Control" function, refer to p. 28 Display the VIERA Link menu VIEfA Select the item Select change...

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    Adjustment for the equipment output. Control the theater speakers with the TV's remote control. Volume up / down ÷ This function is available only when a Panasonic Amplifier or Player theater is connected. Mute ,,_,. &_r4 Select "Speaker output"...

  • Page 34: Lock

    Lock You can lock specified channels or shows to prevent children from watching objectionable content. Display the menu Select "Lock" Youwill beaskedto enteryour password eachtime you displaythe Lockmenu. Input your 4-digit password A 4-digit code must be entered to view a blocked program or change rating settings.

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    • To select the channel or the rating of the program to lock Select up to 7 (1-7) channels to block. These channels will be blocked regardless of the program rating. Select "Mode" and set to "Custom" _2_Select a channel to lock ®...

  • Page 36: Editing And Setting Channels

    Editing and Setting Channels The current channel settings can be changed according to your needs and reception conditions, Display the menu Select "Setup" Select "ANT/Cable setup" Select the function • Press to exit from a menu screen EXIT To reset the settings of the Setup menu Select "Reset to defaults"...

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    Automatically searches and adds a vailable channels tothe memory. Select "ANT in" _ Select a scanning mode (p. 15) ÷ Select "Cable" or "Antenna" Or select "Not used" (p. 15). {2_ Select "Auto program" Settings are made automatically ® After the scanning is completed, select "Apply".

  • Page 38: Closed Caption

    Closed Caption Display the menu Select "Closed caption" (2) next (_0select • Press to exit from a menu screen EXIT 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 the Closed caption (CC) information.

  • Page 39: Input Labels

    Input Labels the menu Display Select "Setup" © cD.-_ Select "Input labels" • Press to exit from a menu screen EXIT Devices connected to external input terminals can be labeled for easier identification during the input selection. (In selecting the input mode from p. 24 @) •...

  • Page 40: 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. 16) ® The "Sleep" timer and "On / Off timer" will not work if the "Auto power on" (p. 27) is set. Display the menu Select "Timer"...

  • Page 41: Recommended Av Connections

    These diagrams show our recommendations or 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: Front of the TV...

  • Page 42: Ratings List For Lock

    Ratings List for Lock "V-chip" technology enables you to lock channels or shows according to standard ratings set by the entertainment industry. (p. 35) U.S. MOVIE RATINGS (MPAA) NO RATING (NOT RATED) AND NA (NOTAPPLICABLE) PROGRAMS. Movie which has not been rated or where ratinq does not apply.

  • Page 43: Technical Information

    Technical Information ® For viewing the CC of digital broadcasting, set the aspect to FULL (If viewing with H-FILL JUST, ZOOM or 4:3; characters might be cut off). ® 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.

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    @ 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.) 24 mm I..") J ][@_Tr'L; L,_._..[_r,n,[a]_]:_...

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    (Continued) HDMI connections to some Panasonic equipment allows you to interface automatically. (p. 28) @ This function may not work normally depending on the equipment condition. @ The equipment can be operated by other remote controls with this function on even if TV is in Standby mode.

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    Technical Information (Continued) I-" I_--]k_ ® Aspect Ratio: 4:3 ® The width will be decreased on both sides to Size 1 Size 2 reduce noise. ® Aspect Ratio: FULL/JUST(H-FILL/ZOOM) ® The width will be increased on both sides to reduce noise. See page 26 for more information Do not display a picture...

  • Page 47: Care And Cleaning

    Care and Cleaning First, unplug the Power cord plug from the wall outlet. Wipe the panel surface gently using only a cleaning cloth or a soft, lint-free cloth. @ If the surface is particularly dirty, soak a soft, lint-free cloth in diluted mild liquid dish soap (1 part mild liquid dish soap diluted by 100 times the amount of water)

  • Page 48

    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. details (p. 52, 53) For additional assistance, please contact us via the website at:

  • Page 49

    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 50: Specifications

    Specifications AC 120 V, 60 Hz iii_Hiiiii_!ii Maximum 235 W 253 W 299 W 0.5W 0.5W 0.3W Standby condition Drive method AC type 16:9 Aspect Ratio Visible screen size 42 " class (41.6 inches (W x H x Diagonal) measured diagonally) measured diagonally)

  • Page 51

    PANASONIC CONSUMER ELECTRONICS COMPANY, DIVISION PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA One Panasonic Secaucus, New Jersey 07094 Panasonic Plasma Television Limited Warranty Limited Warranty Coverage If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company (referred to as "the warrantor")

  • Page 52

    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:

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    This warranty is given only to the original purchaser, or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift, of a Panasonic brand product mentioned above sold by an authorized Panasonic dealer in Canada and purchased and used in Canada, which product was not sold "as is", and which product was delivered to you in new condition in the original packaging.

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    Consumer Electronics Company, 5770 Ambler Drive Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3 CANADA New Jersey 07094 U.S.A. tt 2010 Panasonic Corporation of North America. All Rights Reserved. Printed in U.S.A. tt 2010 Panasonic Corporation of North America.

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