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Panasonic TH-42PWD3 Operating Instructions Manual

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PLASMA DISPLAY
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Wide Plasma Display

Operating Instructions

Model No.
TH-42PWD3
TQBC0253
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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions PLASMA DISPLAY — INPU R - STAN ER ON G POW TH-42PWD3 Model No. — INPUT R - STANDBY G POWER ON Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read these instructions completely. Please keep this manual for future reference.
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    WARNING 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 qualified service personnel. The lightning flash with The exclamation point within arrow-head within a triangle a triangle is intended to tell is intended to tell the user...
  • Page 3 Important Safety Instructions Power Sources This product shall be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your appliance dealer or local power company. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for a long period of time.
  • Page 4 Dear Panasonic Customer Welcome to the Panasonic family of customers. We hope that you will have many years of enjoyment from your new Wide 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: Table Of Contents

    How to connect the AV Input Terminals ....... 13 (3D Y/C FILTER) ..........30 How to connect the TUNER Input Terminals ....14 COLOR SYSTEM / Panasonic AUTO ......31 How to connect the COMPONENT/RGB Input Terminals ..15 [SYNC] ................ 32 How to connect the PC Input Terminals ......
  • Page 6: Fcc Statement

    FCC STATEMENT FCC STATEMENT This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
  • Page 7: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions WARNING Set up Do not place the Wide Plasma Display on sloped or unstable surfaces. • The Wide Plasma Display may fall off or tip over. Do not place any objects on top of the Wide Plasma Display. •...
  • Page 8: Cleaning And Maintenance

    Safety Precautions CAUTION This Wide 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 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.) Speakers ...........
  • Page 9: Accessories

    Accessories Accessories Supplied Check that you have the Accessories and items shown Operating Instruction book Remote Control Transmitter Batteries for the Remote EUR646525 Control Transmitter (AA(R6) Battery INPUT SURROUND PICTURE SOUND SET UP PICTURE POS. /SIZE ASPECT OFF TIMER PLASMA DISPLAY Warranty Optional Accessories •...
  • Page 10: Remote Control Batteries

    Remote Control Batteries Requires two AA batteries. 1. Turn the transmitter face down. 2. Install the batteries as shown in 3. Replace the cove and slide in Press and slide off the battery the battery compartment. reverse until the lock snaps. cover.
  • Page 11: Basic Controls

    Basic Controls — INPUT R - STANDBY G POWER ON TH-42PW3 Main Power On/Off Switch Volume Adjustment Input button Push the Volume Up “+” or (VIDEO (S-VIDEO)/COMPONENT, Power Indicator Down “–” button to RGB/PC Mode Selection) The Power Indicator will light. increase or decrease the •...
  • Page 12: Connections

    Connections SPEAKER Terminals (L) SPEAKER Terminals (R) – Cable fixing bands Secure any excess cables with bands, as required. To tighten: To loosen: Push the knob Pull Pull From TUNER signal out Terminal (see page 14) From EXIT monitor Terminal From SERIAL Terminal on Computer on Computer (see page 16) (see page 17)
  • Page 13: How To Connect The Speakers

    Connections How to connect the speakers 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) How to connect the AV Input Terminals Connect the signal source equipment (see pages 14 to 17).
  • Page 14: How To Connect The Tuner Input Terminals

    Connections How to connect the AV Input Terminals VIDEO signal connection (VCR) Audio Video Video input to BNC socket VIDEO BNC video cable AUDIO 2 RCA audio cables Audio input to L/R sockets (VCR) AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO Audio Video AV IN Video input to BNC socket VIDEO...
  • Page 15: How To Connect The Component/Rgb Input Terminals

    Connections How to connect the COMPONENT/RGB Input Terminals Component signals (Y, P ) connection DVD Player AUDIO Audio DVD (Y,P ) OUT COMPONENT/RGB IN BNC-RCA adapter plug (not supplied) Video input to Y, P sockets Y, P 3 BNC video cables AUDIO 2 RCA audio cables Audio input to L/R sockets...
  • Page 16: How To Connect The Pc Input Terminals

    Connections How to connect the PC Input Terminals COMPUTER AUDIO PC IN — POWER R - STANDBY INPUT G POWER ON Conversion adapter (if necessary) D-sub 15p PC cable Less than Ferrite core 7" (20 cm) Audio 1/8" (3mm) stereo plug Connect a cable which matches the audio output terminal on the computer.
  • Page 17: How To Connect The Serial Terminals

    None this unit before sending the next command. NORMAL (4:3) NORM (2) If an incorrect command is sent by mistake, this unit ZOOM ZOOM will send an “ER401” command back to the computer. FULL FULL JUST JUST Panasonic AUTO SELF...
  • Page 18: Power On/Off And Input Signal Selection

    Power ON/OFF and Input Signal Selection Power ON/OFF Connecting the plug to the Wall Outlet Push the POWER switch on the Wide Plasma Display to turn the set on POWER-ON Power Indicator: Green Example: The screen below is displayed for a while after the Wide Plasma Display is turned on.
  • Page 19: Select The Input Signal

    Power ON/OFF and Input Signal Selection Select the Input Signal INPUT Press the INPUT button to select the input video signal desired from equipment such as a VCR which has been connected to the Wide Plasma Display. Input signals will change as follows: For COMPONENT INPUT (see page 30) —...
  • Page 20: On-Screen Menu Display From Remote Control

    On-Screen Menu Display from Remote Control To PICTURE adjust menu (see page 28) PICTURE NORMALIZE NORMAL PICTURE MENU STANDARD PICTURE BRIGHTNESS COLOR INPUT TINT SHARPNESS COLOR TEMP NORMAL SURROUND ADVANCED SETTINGS NORMALIZE ADJUST RETURN SELECT To ADVANCED SETTINGS menu (see page 29) ADVANCED SETTINGS NORMALIZE NORMAL...
  • Page 21: Selecting The On-Screen Menu Language

    STANDARD BASS [ VIDEO ] SIGNAL TREBLE 3D Y/C FILTER ( NTSC ) BALACE COLOR SYSTEM AUTO SURROUND Panasonic AUTO ( 4:3 ) NORMAL NORMALIZE ADJUST RETURN SELECT To SIGNAL screen for COMPONENT (see page 32) [ COMPONENT ] SIGNAL CLAMP POSITION Press to select “SIGNAL”...
  • Page 22: Aspect Controls

    PICTURE SOUND SET UP For a 525i (480i), 625i (575i) signal input during “Component” input signal mode, “Panasonic Auto” can not be selected. (4) The aspect mode is memorized separately for each input terminal PICTURE (VIDEO, COMPONENT, RGB and PC).
  • Page 23 Note: For an elongated image Image is expanded Panasonic Panasonic AUTO mode is designed to automatically AUTO adjust the aspect ratio to handle a mix of 16:9 and 4:3 Changes in accordance program material. Certain 4:3 program material, such...
  • Page 24: Adjusting Picture Pos./Size

    Adjusting PICTURE POS./SIZE Adjusting screen ASPECT Press to select the screen mode to adjust (see page 23). INPUT SURROUND PICTURE POS. /SIZE Press to display the PICTURE POS./ SIZE menu. Press to select H-POS/H-SIZE/V-POS/ V-SIZE/CLOCK PHASE. PICTURE SOUND SET UP PICTURE During “VIDEO”...
  • Page 25 Adjusting PICTURE POS./SIZE When the Position Left “ ” button is pressed When the Position Right “ ” button is pressed H-POS When the Position Left “ ” button is pressed When the Position Right “ ” button is pressed H-SIZE When the Position Left “...
  • Page 26: Sound Adjustment

    SOUND Adjustment Press the SOUND button to display the SOUND menu. Select to adjust each item. INPUT Press to select the desired adjustment menu. SURROUND Select the desired level by listening to the sound. PICTURE SOUND SET UP PICTURE POS S BASS Adjusts low sounds SOUND...
  • Page 27: Surround Controls

    SURROUND Controls SURROUND SURROUND Button The benefits of surround sound are enormous. You can be completely enveloped in sound; just as if you were at a concert hall or cinema. The surround setting switches on and off each time the SURROUND button is pressed.
  • Page 28: Picture Adjustments

    PICTURE Adjustments PICTURE PICTURE Press the PICTURE button on the NORMALIZE NORMAL Remote Control to display the PICTURE MENU STANDARD PICTURE menu. PICTURE BRIGHTNESS COLOR TINT Select to adjust each item. SHARPNESS COLOR TEMP NORMAL Press to select the menu to adjust. ADVANCED SETTINGS NORMALIZE ADJUST...
  • Page 29: Advanced Settings

    PICTURE Adjustments Notes: Item Effect Adjustments (1) “COLOR” , “TINT” and “SHARPNESS” Selects the proper brightness and settings cannot be adjusted for “RGB” PICTURE density for the room. and “PC” input signal modes. Less More (2) You can change the level of each Adjusts for easier viewing of dark pictures BRIGHTNESS function (CONTRAST, BRIGHTNESS,...
  • Page 30: Set Up For Input Signals

    ENGLISH ( US ) OSD LANGUAGE Press to set ON/OFF. RETURN SELECT Press (store) button [ VIDEO ] SIGNAL 3D Y/C FILTER ( NTSC ) COLOR SYSTEM AUTO Press to exit from adjust mode. Panasonic AUTO ( 4:3 ) NORMAL CHANGE RETURN SELECT...
  • Page 31: Color System / Panasonic Auto

    AUTO SECAM M NTSC NTSC Pansonic AUTO Set to “NORMAL” to view 4:3 images in an unchanged format when (4:3) Panasonic AUTO is selected. If you would like to view 4:3 images in “Just” format, set to “JUST”.
  • Page 32: Sync

    SET UP for Input Signals Select SIGNAL from the “SET UP” menu during RGB or PC input signal mode. [ COMPONENT ] SIGNAL Press to select each item. CLAMP POSITION Press to adjust. [ RGB ] SIGNAL SYNC H & V PULL-IN RANGE NARROW CLAMP POSITION...
  • Page 33: 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 Cars/Motorcycles Fluorescent light Interface Noisy Sound Volume (Check whether the mute function has been activated on the remote control.) Normal Picture No Sound Not plugged into AC outlet...
  • Page 34: Specifications

    Specifications TH-42PWD3 Power Source 120 V AC, 50/60 Hz Power Consumption Normal use Max. Amps 4.0 A Stand-by condition 1.9 W Power off condition 0.7 W Plasma Display panel Drive method AC type 42-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio Contrast Ratio 3000:1...
  • Page 35 Specifications TH-42PWD3 Accessories Supplied Remote Control Transmitter EUR646525 Batteries AA Size RCA-BNC adapter plug Ferrite core Optional Supplied Speakers TY-SP42PWD3W Pedestal TY-ST42PT3-K Wall stand TY-ST42PW1 Mobile stand TY-ST42PF3 Wall-hanging bracket TY-WK42PV1 (vertical) Wall-hanging bracket TY-WK42PR1 (angled) Ceiling unit TY-CE42PS1 Terminal Cover...
  • Page 36 Executive Office : 3330 Cahuenga Blvd W., Los Angeles, CA 90068 (323) 436-3500 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 Swanee 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...