HP PL4245N User Manual

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    HP PL4245N 42" HD-Ready Plasma TV User’s Guide...

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    Cupertino, CA 95015-4010 © 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. All rights reserved. HP supports lawful use of technology and does not endorse or encourage the use of our products for purposes other than those permitted by copyright law. WOW, SRS and the symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Connecting a Composite Video Source...16 Connecting an S-Video Source ...16 Connecting a Component (YPbPr or YCbCr) Source ...17 Connecting the HP Media Center PC ...17 Using the HP MCPC with the TV remote control ...18 Installing or Replacing Remote Control Batteries...18 Table of Contents...

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    Using the TV ...20 Basic Operations ... 20 Turning on the TV ... 20 Setting Up Your Channels ... 20 Adding and Deleting Channels... 20 Selecting the input source ... 21 Adjusting volume ... 21 Muting sound ... 21 Using the sleep timer to turn off the TV ... 22 Setting up the V-chip ...

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    Specifications ... 46 General Specifications...46 TV Tuner Specifications ...47 Audio ...47 Controls ...47 Connectors ...48 Power Supply Specifications ...48 Dimensions and Weight Specifications ...48 Timing Mode Factory Settings...49 Agency Regulatory Notice ... 50 Federal Communications Commission Notice ...50 Modifications...50 Cables ...50 Declaration of Conformity for products marked with the FCC logo —...

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    Table of Contents...

  • Page 7: Safety

    • Follow all instructions in this user guide. • Do not use attachments that are not recommended by HP with this product. Use of inadequate attachments may result in damage to the product or personal injury. Opening the package: •...

  • Page 8: Precautions

    Precautions DANGEROUS VOLTAGE: Do not attempt to repair your television yourself. Removing the back cover of the TV may cause fire or electric shock. An HP authorized service provider should do service needed on components inside the TV. If the following conditions exist, unplug the TV from the electrical outlet and contact a qualified service professional: •...

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    If you are not sure of the type of power source required, consult your HP authorized service provider or local power company. Position the power cord carefully: Route the power cord so that it will not be walked on, tripped over, or pinched by items placed upon or against it.

  • Page 10: Cleaning The Tv, Preventing Image Retention, Wall Mounting Or Stand Replacement

    Turn down the contrast and brightness of the screen. High brightness and contrast can accelerate image retention of stationary images. Image retention and uneven screen aging are not covered by your HP Warranty; refer to the Warranty and Support Guide that came with your TV.

  • Page 11: Introduction

    Introduction The HP PL4245N is a 42" HD Ready plasma television designed to deliver a fantastic high-definition image for an impressive home theater experience. Your new television features a bright and high-contrast high-definition plasma panel, backed by leading edge video processing for rich colors and stunning images.

  • Page 12: What's In The Box, Features

    What’s in the Box • Plasma television with attached stand • Power cord • Remote control with batteries (two, non-rechargeable, size AA) • This guide • External speakers • External speaker cable • Warranty and Support Guide • Antenna cable •...

  • Page 13: Overview, Identifying Front Panel Controls And Indicators

    • Wide viewing angle: More than 160 degrees, both horizontal and vertical. • Built-in TV video and all sources audio out: Outputs TV video /all audio signal to other devices. • Speakers: Stereo speakers with ten watts per channel. • Built-in screen move: Decreases tendencies toward image retention.

  • Page 14: Identifying The Remote Control Buttons

    HP.PC selects the HP Media Center PC (connected to the VGA or DVI connector) and enables the HP MCPC special buttons on the remote. Refer to “Using the HP MCPC with the TV remote control“ on page 18 for more information.

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    Use the Replay button for HP MCPC Replay. When using a DVD, use Replay to go to the beginning of a chapter. Skip Use the Skip button for HP MCPC Skip. When using a DVD, use Skip to go to the end of a chapter. Aspect Use the Aspect button to select one of six screen sizes.

  • Page 16: Rear Panel, Identifying Connectors

    Rear Panel Identifying connectors Item External speaker left and right output Main power switch Component Video Inputs DVI-D with HDCP (29-pin) input VGA, a D-sub (15-pin) input Introduction Description Connect the external speakers. Turns the AC power on and off. This switch is on from the factory. When this main power switch is off, the TV is fully unpowered;...

  • Page 17: Lower Video And Audio Connectors, Upper Video And Audio Connectors

    • Video and Audio Connectors • • • • • TV Antenna Cable In Connect broadcasting (terrestrial) antenna or cable TV signal cable here. RS232C This terminal is used for service only. AC in connector Connect the included power cord. Lower Video and Audio Connectors Use these connectors to connect composite devices, S-video devices, component devices, audio receivers, subwoofer out, TV video out, and audio out.

  • Page 18: Dvi-d And Vga Connectors, Power Switch, Rf In And Rs232c Connectors

    DVI-D and VGA Connectors Power Switch Turns the AC power on and off. This switch is on from the factory. When this main power switch is off, the TV is fully unpowered; the power/standby indicator light on the front of the TV is off, and neither the front panel power button nor the remote control can be used to turn on the TV.

  • Page 19: Setup, Attaching And Connecting External Speakers

    • How to connect a component video source, such as a DVD; see page 17. • How to connect the HP Media Center PC (HP MCPC) and use the remote to operate the HP MCPC; see page 17. • How to install or replace the batteries in the remote control; see page 18.

  • Page 20: Identifying Your Component's Cables

    4 Press down the tab for the speaker connector, insert the speaker wire and release the tab to secure the wire: • Connect the right speaker red (positive +) wire to the right red (+) connector. • Connect the right speaker black (negative –) wire to right black (–) connector. •...

  • Page 21: Connecting An Antenna Or Cable Tv, Connecting An Antenna/cable Box/satellite Dish

    Connecting an Antenna or Cable TV Connecting an antenna/cable box/satellite dish Use standard 75-ohm coaxial cable to connect a ground antenna or cable TV signal cable to the TV. Use shielded coaxial cable to reduce radio frequency (RF) interference. To make this connection: 1 Turn off the TV.

  • Page 22: Connecting A Pc Or Other Equipment To The Tv Using The Dvi Connector

    Connecting a PC or other equipment to the TV using the DVI Connector You may connect the TV to a DVD player, digital set-top box, PC or other equipment with a DVI-D cable. Use a DVI-D 29-pin signal cable when making connections to the DVI connector. Note that the DVI terminal does not support analog RGB input.

  • Page 23: Connecting A Component (ypbpr Or Ycbcr) Source, Connecting The Hp Media Center Pc

    Connecting the HP Media Center PC You can connect the TV to an HP Media Center PC (HP MCPC) and use the special buttons on the remote control associated with the HP MCPC. Refer to your HP MCPC documentation to connect the TV to the HP MCPC as: •...

  • Page 24: Using The Hp Mcpc With The Tv Remote Control, Installing Or Replacing Remote Control Batteries

    Choose the DVI/VGA button when you’ve connected the TV to the HP MCPC as a monitor using the DVI-D or VGA connectors. • Choose the AV button when you’ve connected the TV to the HP MCPC as a TV using the Video or S-video inputs. •...

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    CAUTION: Use only the size and type of batteries specified. Be sure to follow the correct polarity when installing the batteries as indicated in the battery compartment. Reversed batteries may cause damage to the device. Do not mix different types of batteries together (e.g. alkaline and carbon-zinc) or old batteries with fresh ones.

  • Page 26: Using The Tv, Basic Operations, Turning On The Tv, Setting Up Your Channels

    Using the TV Basic Operations Turning on the TV 1 Plug the power cord into an active AC power outlet. The Power/standby indicator light on the front panel flashes until the power is completely on; then the light is solid amber. The main power switch (on the back of the TV) is on from the factory.

  • Page 27: Selecting The Input Source, Adjusting Volume, Muting Sound

    6 Use the Left or Right arrow buttons to highlight Add or Erase. Press the Enter button to add or erase the current channel. 7 Press the EXIT button on your remote control to return to your TV display. Turning off the TV Press the Power button on the front panel or on the remote control to turn off the TV.

  • Page 28: Using The Sleep Timer To Turn Off The Tv, Setting Up The V-chip

    Using the sleep timer to turn off the TV Press the Sleep button on the remote control to set the timer at 30 minutes. Press the button again until you arrive at your desired turn-off time or Timer Off to cancel the timer. The timer cannot be canceled after it starts.

  • Page 29: Selecting The Screen Aspect, Using The On Screen Display (osd) Controls

    Selecting the screen aspect With this function you can select one of six screen sizes. Press the Aspect button on the remote control, and if necessary press it again to select the desired screen size. Ratio Full Fill Aspect Ratio 4:3 to 16:9 LB to 16:9 LB to subtitles 16:9...

  • Page 30: Pc Mode Operation

    Depending on which mode you are displaying the following options appear on your OSD menu: Icon Not all functions are included in each mode. NOTE: PC Mode PC Mode Operation 1 Press the MENU button on the remote control to display the On Screen Display (OSD) menu. 2 Continue to press the MENU button to highlight each icon on the top row.

  • Page 31: Display, Image

    Display 1 Press the MENU button on the remote control to bring up the OSD menu. 2 Continue to press the MENU button until the Display icon is highlighted. 3 Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight a function. 4 Press the Left and Right arrow buttons to change a setting.

  • Page 32: Audio, Language And Color Temperature

    Audio 1 Press the MENU button on the remote control to bring up the OSD menu. 2 Continue to press the MENU button until the Audio icon is highlighted. 3 Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight a function. 4 Press the Left and Right arrow buttons to change a setting.

  • Page 33: Osd Information, Video Format

    OSD Information 1 Press the MENU button on the remote control to bring up the OSD menu. 2 Continue to press the MENU button until the OSD Information icon is highlighted. 3 Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight a function. 4 Press the Left and Right arrow buttons to change a setting.

  • Page 34: Audio/video Mode, Audio/video Operation

    You can make the following adjustments to your Video Format: Video Format Signal Format PIP Set Advanced DPMS Audio/Video Mode Audio/Video Operation 1 Press the MENU button on the remote control to display the following On Screen Display (OSD) menu items: Display, AV System, Audio, Language and Color Temperature, OSD Info, and Video Format.

  • Page 35: Image, Display

    Display 1 Press the MENU button on the remote control to bring up the OSD menu. 2 Continue to press the MENU button until the Display icon is highlighted. 3 Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight a function. 4 Press the Left and Right arrow buttons to change a setting.

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    You can make the following adjustments to your Image settings: Image Scaling Video Format Audio 1 Press the MENU button on the remote control to bring up the OSD menu. 2 Continue to press the MENU button until the Audio icon is highlighted. 3 Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight a function.

  • Page 37: Language And Color Temperature, Osd Information

    Language and Color Temperature 1 Press the MENU button on the remote control to bring up the OSD menu. 2 Continue to press the MENU button until the Language and Color Temperature icon is highlighted. 3 Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight a function. 4 Press the Left and Right arrow buttons to change a setting.

  • Page 38: Video Format

    Video Format 1 Press the MENU button on the remote control to bring up the OSD menu. 2 Continue to press the MENU button until the Video Format icon is highlighted. 3 Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight a function. 4 Press the Left and Right arrow buttons to change a setting.

  • Page 39: Using The Remote Control, Programming The Remote Control For Component Control

    Using the Remote Control The remote control operates the TV, your cable or satellite set-top-box, your DVD/VCR, and your HP Media Center PC (HP PC). Refer to “Identifying the Remote Control buttons” on page 8 for information on the remote control buttons.

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    Searching for the component code If your device does not respond to the remote control after trying all codes listed for your brand, or if your brand is not listed at all, try searching for your code: 1 On the remote control, press CBL/SAT button or DVD/VCR button once. 2 Press and hold SETUP until the red light blinks twice, then release SETUP.

  • Page 41: Changing Volume Lock

    The remote control is set to control volume of a component through your TV while in the TV, DVD/VCR, or CBL/SAT mode. However, in the HP.PC mode you have separate control of the volume. If you want the volume to be controlled by a different component than the TV, you can change the Volume Lock setting to control volume through a non-associated mode (e.g., through the cable in the...

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    Troubleshooting the remote control programming Problem Red light does not blink when you press a key. Red light blinks when you press a key, but home entertainment component does not respond. Remote control does not control home entertainment components or commands are not working properly.

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    Manufacturer Codes for VCR Craig 0037, 0047, 0240, 0072, 0271 Curtis Mathes 0060, 0035, 0041, 0162 Cybernex 0240 Daewoo 0045, 0278 Denon 0042 Dynatech 0000 Electrohome 0037 Electrophonic 0037 Emerex 0032 Emerson 0037, 0184, 0000, 0121, 0043, 0209, 0002, 0278 Fisher 0047, 0104 Fuji...

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    Manufacturer Codes for VCR Magnasonic 0278 Magnavox 0035, 0039, 0081, 0000, 0149 Magnin 0240 Marantz 0035, 0081, 0038 Marta 0037 Matsushita 0035, 0162, 0454 Memorex 0035, 0037, 0048, 0039, 0047, 0240, 0000, 0104, 0046, 1162, 1262 Minolta 0042 Mitsubishi 0048, 0067, 0043 Motorola 0035, 0048 Multitech...

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    Manufacturer Codes for VCR Runco 0039 0042 Samsung 0240, 0045 Sanky 0048, 0039 Sansui 0000, 0067, 0041, 0271 Sanyo 0047, 0240, 0104, 0046 Scott 0184, 0045, 0121, 0043 Sears 0035, 0037, 0047, 0000, 0042, 0104, 0046 Semp 0045 Sharp 0048 Shintom 0072 Shogun...

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    Manufacturer Allegro Archer Bell & Howell Century Citizen Comtronics Contec Eastern Emerson Everquest Focus Garrard Gemini General Instrument GoldStar Goodmind Hamlin Hitachi Hytex Jasco Jerrold Magnavox Memorex Movie Time Optimus Panasonic Paragon Philips Pioneer Popular Mechanics Proscan Pulsar Quasar Using the TV Codes for cable converter box 0003, 0008, 0014, 0017, 0007, 0011, 0013 0153, 0315...

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    Manufacturer Codes for cable converter box 0021 Radio Shack 0015, 0315, 0797, 0883 Recoton 0400 Regal 0020, 0259 Regency 0002 Rembrandt 0011 Runco 0000 SL Marx 0040 Samsung 0144, 0040 Scientific Atlanta 0008, 0477, 0017, 0877 Signal 0015, 0040 Signature 0011 Sprucer 0021...

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    Manufacturer AlphaStar Echostar Expressvu General Instrument Hitachi Hughes Net. Sys. Jerrold Magnavox Memorex Next Level Panasonic Philips Primestar Proscan Radio Shack Sony Star Choice Toshiba Uniden Zenith Using the TV Codes for satellite or DBS receivers 0772 0775 0775 0627, 0361, 0869 0775 0819 0749...

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    Manufacturer Codes for DVD players Harman/Kardon 0582 0558 Kenwood 0534 Magnavox 0503 Mitsubishi 0521 Onkyo 0503 Optimus 0525 Panasonic 0490 Philips 0503, 0539 Pioneer 0525, 0571 Proscan 0522 0522 Samsung 0573 Sony 0533 Technics 0490 Theta Digital 0571 Toshiba 0503 Yamaha 0490, 0545 Zenith...

  • Page 50: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If the picture quality is poor or you are experiencing another type of problem, check the adjustments and operations before requesting service. See the symptoms listed below, and try the checks and remedies. Symptom There is no picture or sound. There is no picture from AV.

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    Symptom The picture is doubled or tripled. The picture is spotted. There are stripes on the screen or colors fade. Remedy • Make sure the antenna is facing the right direction. • There may be reflected electric waves from mountains or buildings.

  • Page 52: Specifications, General Specifications

    Viewable Image Area Screen Opening (W x H) (mm) Anti-reflective coating Specifications HP PL4245N 42" Plasma HDTV 42 inch (Diagonal) 1024 X 768 pixels 16.7 millions of colors (R/G/B each 256 scales) 3D Digital Comb Filter for more accurate color...

  • Page 53: Tv Tuner Specifications, Audio, Controls

    Standard, SRS WOW, BBE, Subwoofer 10W x 2 Removable Yes — Stereo, mono, SAP 1(RCA Pair) Bass/Treble/Volume/Balance/Mute Programmable universal remote controls TV and three additional devices, including HP Media Center PCs Input Selection, Menu, Channel Up and Down, Volume Up and Down, Power Specifications...

  • Page 54: Connectors, Power Supply Specifications, Dimensions And Weight Specifications

    Connectors Antenna input (75 Ohm F connector) High Definition Component Input (Y, Pb, Pr) Composite Video Input (AV) S-Video Input PC Input (RGB-VGA) DVI-HDCP Interface HDCP Support A/V Audio Inputs PC Audio Input Component Audio Input TV Video Out Audio Out — RCA Pair Subwoofer Audio Output RS-232 (for service) Power Supply Specifications...

  • Page 55: Timing Mode Factory Settings

    Timing Mode Factory Settings There are total of 17 default timing modes in factory setting listed in the table below: Factory Setting Modes (RGB) Resolution Number Horizontal 640×480 640×480 640×480 640×480 720×400 800×600 800×600 800×600 800×600 800×600 1024×768 1024×768 1024×768 1024×768 1280×720 1280™960...

  • Page 56: Agency Regulatory Notice, Federal Communications Commission Notice, Modifications, Cables

    Agency Regulatory Notice Federal Communications Commission Notice This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

  • Page 57: Declaration Of Conformity For Products Marked With The Fcc Logo — United States Only

    Declaration of Conformity for products marked with the FCC logo — United States only This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 58: Index

    13 external speakers (optional), 10 features, 6 grayed-out images on the screen, 4 handles, 1, 4 HP Media Center PC, 17 buttons on remote control, 18 image retention, 4 image size (aspect), 23 installing the TV, 1, 4...

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    HP MCPC, 18 VCR, 16 VGA, 16 VGA connector, 10, 12 wall mounting the TV, 4 wide screen, 23 YCbCr component input source, 17 YPbPr component input source, 17 Index...

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    Index...

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