Using the POD service
If you have watched digital and/or High Definition TV channels
over cable, you can use the POD service provided by the cable
TV company. This service presents various types of useful
information, using HTML text.
Press HOME MENU, 9, 9, then 9 to view the POD display.
• If you have enabled data acquisition using the menu, POD
information is automatically acquired even when the system is in the
standby mode. See page 32.
Changing the language
If you have selected a digital TV program that provides multi-
language services, you can switch among the languages by
pressing MTS on the remote control unit.
Each time you press MTS, the language switches.
• Switchable languages differ depending on the current broadcast.
• If the language selected through language setting is available when
the channel or program is changed, you will hear that language.
Setting MTS/SAP mode
When watching conventional TV programs, you may enjoy
stereo sound and/or Secondary Audio Programs (SAP), using
the Multi-channel Television Sound (MTS) function.
• Stereo broadcasts
You can enjoy, for example, sports, shows, and concerts in
dynamic stereo sound.
• SAP broadcasts
MAIN sound: The normal program soundtrack (either in
mono or stereo).
SAP sound: Listen to second language, supplementary
commentary and other information. (SAP is mono sound.)
• Conventional TV channels in this manual designate TV channels that
are received through the conventional VHF/UHF frequencies or
conventional cable TV channels.
• When stereo sound is difficult to hear, you may manually switch to
the MONO mode to obtain clearer sound.
• Once the MONO mode is selected, the Plasma Display System
sound remains mono even if the system receives a stereo broadcast.
You must reselect the STEREO mode if you want to hear stereo
• Selecting MTS while the input source is INPUT 1 to 4 or PC does not
change the type of sound. In this case, sound is determined by the
Each time you press MTS, MTS toggles as shown below.
• In each of the MTS/SAP modes selected using the MTS button, the
display changes depending on broadcasting signals being received.