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Toshiba ColorStream 27A42 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 27A42...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    Dear Customer, Child Safety 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 It Makes A Difference completely, and keep it nearby for future reference.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions Installation, Care, and Service Installation 1) Read these instructions. 2) Keep these instructions. Follow these recommendations and precautions and heed all warnings when installing your TV: 3) Heed all warnings. 4) Follow all instructions. 15) Never modify this equipment. Changes or modifications may void: a) the warranty, and b) the user’s authority to operate this equipment under the rules of the Federal 5) Do not use this apparatus near...
  • Page 4 (gray bars on left and right sides of screen). Care Service For better performance and safer operation of your TOSHIBA WARNING: RISK OF ELECTRIC TV, follow these recommendations and precautions: SHOCK! Never attempt to service the TV yourself. Opening and removing the covers may expose 26) Always sit approximately 10–25 feet away from the TV and...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Important Safety Information ..................2-4 Welcome to Toshiba ......................6 Exploring your new TV ..........................6 Selecting a location for the TV ........................6 Connecting your TV ......................7 Connecting a VCR ............................7 Connecting a cable converter box ....................... 8 Connecting a DVD player/satellite receiver and a VCR ................
  • Page 6: Welcome To Toshiba

    The model number and serial number are on the back of your TV. Record these numbers in the spaces below. Refer to these numbers whenever you communicate with your Toshiba dealer about this TV. Model number: _____________________ Serial number: ______________________...
  • Page 7: Connecting Your Tv

    Connecting your TV If you haven’t connected electronic equipment before, or you have been frustrated in the past, you may wish to read this section. (Cables are not supplied.) • A coaxial cable is the standard cable that comes in from your antenna or cable converter box.
  • Page 8: Connecting A Cable Converter Box

    Connecting a cable converter box This television has an extended tuning range and can tune most cable channels without using a cable company supplied converter box. Some cable companies offer "premium pay channels" in which the signal is scrambled. Descrambling these signals for normal viewing requires the use of a descrambler device, which is generally provided by the cable company.
  • Page 9: Connecting A Dvd Player/Satellite Receiver And A Vcr

    • two video cables using ColorStream (component video). Connecting your TV to a • one set of ColorStream video cables component video compatible DVD player, such as a Toshiba DVD player with ColorStream ® , can greatly enhance picture quality and performance.
  • Page 10: Connecting Two Vcrs

    Connecting two VCRs This connection allows you to record from one VCR to another VCR You will need: while watching a video program. You will also be able to record from • one coaxial cable • two pairs of audio cables (two single audio one TV channel while watching another channel.
  • Page 11: Using The Remote Control

    TV converters together, even if they are different brands. If This remote control’s functions may or may you will be using your TV with a Toshiba VCR, your remote control is not operate your VCR or cable TV converter.
  • Page 12: Programming The Remote Control For Use With A Vcr Or A Cable Tv Converter

    Programming the remote control for use with a VCR or a cable TV converter This remote control is pre-programmed to operate Toshiba VCRs. To use VCRs or cable converters other than Toshiba models, you must follow the steps below before you operate your remote control. Note: 1.
  • Page 13: Learning About The Remote Control

    Learning about the remote control POWER turns the TV on and off (page 11) Sleep timer sets the TV to go off at a set time (page 25) TV/Video selects video input source (page 24) Channel + / – cycles through programmed channels (page 15) TV/VCR/Cable POWER CABLE...
  • Page 14: Setting Up Your Tv

    Setting up your TV After you’ve installed the batteries and programmed the remote control, you need to set some preferences on the TV using the menu. You can access the menu with the buttons on the remote control. • When you make a menu selection, your changes occur immedi- ately.
  • Page 15: Adding Channels To The Tv's Memory

    Adding channels to the TV’s memory Your TV will stop on specific channels that are stored in the TV’s channel memory when you press Channel + or –. Use the steps below to set all active channels in your area automatically. Programming channels automatically Your TV can automatically detect all active channels and store them in its memory.
  • Page 16: Using The Tv's Features

    Using the TV’s features POWER CABLE Adjusting the channel settings CH RTN Channel Return Switching between two channels You can switch between two channels without entering an actual Channel channel number each time. Numbers CH + To switch between two channels: 1.
  • Page 17: Using Thev-Chip (Parental Control) Feature (U.s. V-Chip System Only)

    To clear your favorite channels: 1. Select a channel you want to clear. POWER CABLE 2. Press MENU, then press to display the OPTION menu. CH RTN 3. Press to highlight FAVORITE CH. 4. Press to display the FAVORITE CH menu. SET/CLEAR will be highlighted.
  • Page 18: Blocking Programs By Ratings

    3. Press to display the V-CHIP menu. PICTURE AUDIO SET UP OPTION V-CHIP Note: BLOCKING RESET If you forget your PIN code, press RECALL PIN CODE four times within five seconds from the V-CHIP SELECT ENTER [0-9] menu. This allows you to proceed to the EXIT BLOCKING menu and resets your PIN code.
  • Page 19 MPAA Ratings For adults only. NC17 Not intended for anyone 17 or under. Restricted. Under 17 requires an accompanying parent or adult guardian. PG13 Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be appropriate for children.
  • Page 20 To use the V-Chip to block programs by rating: 1. Press MENU, then press to display the OPTION menu. POWER CABLE 2. Press to highlight V-CHIP. CH RTN 3. Press to display the V-CHIP menu. 4. Use the Channel Number buttons (0-9) to enter your PIN code. If you are accessing the V-Chip menus for the first time, select a four-digit number to be your PIN code.
  • Page 21: Blocking Unrated Movies Or Programs

    Blocking unrated movies or programs Some movies and programs are not rated. You can block these movies and programs using the V-Chip. To block unrated movies or programs: 1. Press MENU, then press to display the OPTION menu. 2. Press to highlight V-CHIP.
  • Page 22: Locking Video Input

    To unlock channels: 1. Press MENU, then press to display the OPTION menu. 2. Press to highlight LOCK and then press to display the LOCK menu. 3. Use the Channel Number buttons (0-9) to enter your PIN code, then press ENTER. The LOCK menu appears. 4.
  • Page 23: Labeling Channels

    Labeling channels Channel labels will appear over the channel number display each time you turn on the TV, select a channel, or press the Recall button. You POWER CABLE can choose any four characters to identify the channels. CH RTN To create channel labels: 1.
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Picture

    Adjusting the picture Adjusting the picture quality You can adjust the picture quality to your personal preferences, POWER CABLE including the contrast, brightness, color, tint, and sharpness. The qualities you choose will be stored automatically in your TV’s memory CH RTN so you can recall them at any time.
  • Page 25: Setting The Sleep Timer

    Setting the sleep timer POWER CABLE You can set the TV so it turns off automatically. To set the sleep timer: CH RTN Repeatedly press the SLEEP button on the remote control. The clock will count down 10 minutes for each press of the SLEEP button (120, 110, ...10, 0).
  • Page 26: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusting the sound POWER CABLE Muting the sound CH RTN Press MUTE to temporarily turn off the sound. While the sound is off, the screen will display the word MUTE in the lower right-hand corner. To restore the sound, press MUTE again. Selecting stereo/SAP broadcasts CH + You can enjoy watching TV while you listen to high-fidelity stereo...
  • Page 27: Adjusting The Sound Quality

    Adjusting the sound quality You can change the sound quality of your TV by adjusting the bass, POWER CABLE treble, and balance. CH RTN To adjust the sound quality: 1. Press MENU, then press until the AUDIO menu appears. CH + PICTURE AUDIO SET UP...
  • Page 28: Appendix

    Appendix Troubleshooting Before calling a service technician, please check the following table for a possible cause of the problem and some solutions. Problem Solution TV will not turn on • Make sure the power cord is plugged in, then press POWER. •...
  • Page 29: Specifications

    Specifications Picture Tube Type 27 (676 mm diagonal) Television system NTSC standard Channel coverage VHF: 2 ~ 13 UHF: 14 ~ 69 Cable TV: 4A, A-5 ~ A-1, A-I, J ~ W, W+1 ~ W+48 Power source 120V AC, 60 Hz Power consumption 125 W Audio power...
  • Page 30: Limited United States Warranty

    CIRCUMSTANCES. Failure to return the product registration card will not affect your rights under FST PURE ® is a registered trademark of Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc. this warranty.
  • Page 31: Limited Canada Warranty

    LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES. Owner’s Manual FST PURE ® is a registered trademark of Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc. Read this owner’s manual thoroughly before operating this television.
  • Page 32 ColorStream ® , FST Pure ® and StableSound ® are registered trademarks of Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc. PRINTED IN UNITED STATES 3L51601C L 02/07...