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HP PL5060N User Manual

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HP Plasma HDTV
User's Guide
HP PL5060N 50-Inch (127-Centimeter) Plasma High-Definition Television
HP PL4260N 42-Inch (106-Centimeter) Plasma High-Definition Television


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    HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide HP PL5060N 50-Inch (127-Centimeter) Plasma High-Definition Television HP PL4260N 42-Inch (106-Centimeter) Plasma High-Definition Television...

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    The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

  • Page 3: Important Safeguards


  • Page 4: Modifications

    In order to prevent potential danger, please observe the following instructions when installing, operating, and cleaning the product. To ensure your safety and prolong the service life of your television, please read the following precautions carefully before using the product. HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

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    Read these instructions. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has Keep these instructions. been damaged in any way, the power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or Heed all warnings. objects have fallen into the apparatus, the Follow all instructions.

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    When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal. HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

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    Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an outside ■ antenna is connected to the television equipment, be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna...

  • Page 8: Important Information

    Extended contact Never place the display with the glass screen facing may result in the removal of or degradation of the downward, unless it is protected with pads. surface. viii HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Important Safeguards ........iii Turning On the TV......17 Modifications ..........iv Turning the TV On and Off (Standby) ....17 Cables ............iv Important Safety Instructions ......iv Using the First-Time Setup Wizard..19 Important Information ........viii Initial Setup ............19 Getting to Know Your TV....1 Using the Remote Control ....21 Identifying Items in the Box ........

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    Reactivating parental controls after a temporary release......... 39 Using the System Menu ........40 Starting the Setup Wizard ......40 Returning to Default Settings......40 Using White Wash ........40 Selecting the Standby Mode (Power Control) ... 40 HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

  • Page 11: Getting To Know Your Tv

    Getting to Know Your TV Thank you for purchasing an HP Plasma High-definition A classic black-finish panel that blends with any ■ Television. HP’s array of high-definition televisions décor. The tabletop stand is sleek and stylish and delivers a world-class picture in a design that is sleek is detachable.

  • Page 12: Identifying Items In The Box

    Identifying Items in the Box Television (panel with stand detached) TV stand and mounting hardware Remote control unit Sound Picture Source back Info Last Sleep Enter AC cord Documentation Display speakers with mounting hardware HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

  • Page 13: Locating Tv Buttons And Connectors

    Locating TV Buttons and TV Front Connectors MENU The TV contains controls, indicators, and connectors. The TV indicators are located on the front of the TV, and the controls are located on the left side. – – TV (front) Description MENU Menu displays the onscreen display (OSD) or functions as the Exit button to close the OSD.

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    TV (rear) Description (Continued) TV (rear) Description RF Input ■ Connect a coaxial cable from Speaker R ■ Connect wire from the right an air antenna or cable signal speaker. source. Component 1 ■ Connect component video Video Out ■ Connect composite video and Comp 1 cables and left-right audio...

  • Page 16: Cleaning

    Do not allow a picture to display for an extended period, as this can cause a permanent afterimage to remain on the plasma TV. Examples of still pictures include logos, video games, computer images, teletext, and images displayed in 4:3 mode. HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

  • Page 17: Setting Up

    Setting Up HP recommends professional installation from an authorized installer to ensure maximum enjoyment of your HP Plasma HDTV. Be sure to read all the safety information and precautions before starting installation. See these topics: “Important Safeguards” on page iii “Important Information”...

  • Page 18: Lifting The Tv

    TV, or grasp the display in the area under and above the screen. Move the product gently. Never place the TV with the glass screen facing downward, unless it is protected with pads. HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

  • Page 19: Setting Up The Tv

    Insert the screws into the two holes on the back of the TV and tighten the screws. CAUTION: Unplug power for the TV and all connected components before attaching or connecting speakers. Position the TV upright on its stand. Place a speaker onto the TV, and insert the four screws to secure it.

  • Page 20: Connecting The Tv Signal Sources

    Control setting is given priority, and the EAS message is not broadcast. EAS messages may be broadcast not only through ■ digital cable, but also through analog cable or 75-ohm coaxial cable, round over-the-air analog transmission. 300-ohm twin-lead cable, flat F-type connector HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

  • Page 21: Connecting The Cable Tv Or The Air Broadcast Antenna

    Connecting the cable TV or the Video (composite video) and audio cables ■ connected to Video 1 In or Video 2 In and audio air broadcast antenna connectors on the TV. Use standard 75-ohm coaxial cable to connect a HDMI cable connected to the HDMI connector on ■...

  • Page 22: Connecting A Dvd Player, Vcr, Dvr, Game Console, Or Camcorder

    You can connect DVI equipment by using a DVI cable with a DVI-to-HDMI converter cable and audio cables, Turn on the TV; see “Turning the TV On and Off and the HDMI connector and the PC/DVI Audio (Standby)” on page 17. connector. HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

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    Choosing the AV connection to use When connecting optional equipment as signal sources, the connectors on the equipment may limit the type of connection you can use. When your optional equipment has more than one type of output connector, choose the connection that provides the best quality play-back image.

  • Page 24: Connecting A Component Device

    Video 2 Audio In connectors.) the TV PC/DVI Audio In connector. Do not connect video cables to both the Turn on the device, and start play. S-video and the Video In connectors in a set. HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

  • Page 25: Connecting A Vcr For Recording

    Connecting a PC Connect the video equipment to the TV connectors: Use these instructions when connecting a PC or other For a VCR, DVR, or other device that has an ■ source equipment to the TV PC (VGA) connector to S-video connector, use an S-video cable with view the PC desktop as a selectable input source.

  • Page 26: Connecting An External Sound System

    Ensure that the external sound system is powered off. Connect the power cord to the connector on the back of the TV. AC IN 100-240V~50/60Hz Connect the power cord to the AC power outlet. HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

  • Page 27: Turning On The Tv

    Turning On the TV Turning the TV On and Off (Standby) The TV has a Power button (A) on the front of the display. You can also use the remote control Power button to turn on the TV. Pressing the Power button either turns the TV on or The initial setup starts when the TV powers places it into standby, which is a reduced power state.

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    If the image disappears, change the image or change the input source to see an image. HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

  • Page 29: Using The First-time Setup Wizard

    Using the First-Time Setup Wizard Initial Setup Date, time, and time zone setting Press the up and down arrow buttons on the When turning on the TV for the first time, a first-time remote control to highlight the date field. setup wizard walks you through the following: Setting the onscreen display language.

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  • Page 31: Using The Remote Control

    When you want to program a universal remote control remove the batteries to prevent damage or injury from to operate your HP TV, if HP is not listed in the possible battery leakage. supported brand codes, use a Philips TV code. The...

  • Page 32: Identifying The Remote Control Buttons

    Press Menu again to exit the menu and return to your TV Enter display. Press OK to choose the current menu option. Back Press Back to go back one level when back a menu is displayed. HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

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    Name Description Icon Name Description Icon Press a Volume Press an arrow to down/ button to raise (or move the cursor in left/right lower) the sound. the menu screens. arrows Aspect Press Aspect to open Aspect Mute a list of options for Press Mute to turn the dimensions of the sound off or on.

  • Page 34: Adjusting The Volume

    Pressing the Info button displays a banner with page 28. information about the current program you are viewing. Sometimes the name of the program is not included in the broadcast. In that case, the program name is not displayed. HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

  • Page 35: Selecting The Input Source

    Selecting the Input Changing the View with Source the Aspect Button Press Aspect to open a list of options for the Press the Source button to open a list of input dimensions of the TV picture image. Press an arrow sources.

  • Page 36: Setting Sap/mts Stereo Mode

    Opening and exiting the OSD Pressing Menu displays the OSD menu. Pressing the Menu button again leaves the current menu and returns you to the TV display. Pressing Back within a submenu takes you back one menu level. HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

  • Page 37: Changing The Tv Settings

    Changing the TV Settings Change the TV settings by using the onscreen display Source (OSD) menus. Using the OSD Menus Operate the OSD menus using the buttons on the remote control or the TV to highlight, adjust, and enter items as described here. MENU back Info...

  • Page 38: Using The Picture Menu

    Brightness, the screen image changes as you adjust the scale. Auto Sync [button] Because the Picture menu maintains settings for each Default [button] input, select (view) the input source, and then make Picture menu changes. HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

  • Page 39: Adjusting The Picture Image

    Adjusting the picture image Adjusting the PC Screen image These options adjust the image from the PC connector; Adjusting the AV picture image the menu is not available if a PC is not connected. These options adjust the AV picture image you are H Size adjusts the horizontal size of the image.

  • Page 40: Using The Audio Menu

    Focus provides clarity improvement and elevation ■ to the audio. TruBass provides bass enhancement to the ■ audio. Audio menu/Digital Audio Options Digital Audio Output Mode Digital Dolby/ Audio menu/SRS WOW Options Mode Off/On Focus [scale] TruBass [scale] HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

  • Page 41: Using The Time Menu

    Using the Time Menu Using the Channel Menu The Time menu sets the date and time, sleep timer, and If you skipped the Setup Wizard or if the initial setup other time options. does not find all the channels, use this menu to automatically or manually scan and find the channels.

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  • Page 43: Using The Closed Caption Menu

    Using the Closed Caption Not all programs and VHS videotapes offer closed captioning. Look for the symbol to ensure that captions Menu appear. Use the CC (Closed Caption) menu to turn on or off caption display and to select options. You can also use the remote control button CC to turn caption display on or off.

  • Page 44: Using The Parental Control Menu

    Preview displays the a text preview of the ■ selected styles. ■ Block All (check box) ■ Canadian French ■ 8ans + ■ 13ans + ■ 16ans + ■ 18ans + ■ Block All (check box) ■ HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

  • Page 45: Using The Password

    Using the Password Setting Parental Controls The Parental Control menu allows you to use a The parental controls use a V-Chip, which is an password to protect certain settings from being electronic filtering device built into your TV. This tool accidentally changed.

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    X is an older rating that is unified with NC-17 but may be encoded in the data of older movies. Example: If you select PG-13, this automatically blocks the higher ratings R, NC-17, and X. Voluntary movie rating system uses only an age-based rating. HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

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    TV Parental Guidelines (TV Guidelines) In the Parental Ctrl menu, highlight TV Guidelines and press OK. Adjust the item. The setting automatically enters Block for any ratings below your selection. You can set an individual content-based rating item. Content (Sexually (Sexual (Fantasy (Adult...

  • Page 48: Canadian English Ratings

    Adults: Intended for viewers 18 years and older and might contain depictions of violence, which while related to the development of plot, character, or themes, are intended for adult viewing. Could contain graphic language and portrayals of sex and nudity. HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

  • Page 49: How To Temporarily Release A Blocked Program

    Canadian French ratings Rating Canadian French ratings description Exempt programming. General: All ages and children; contains minimal direct violence, but may be integrated into the plot in a humorous or unrealistic manner. 8ans + General but inadvisable for young children: May be viewed by a wide public audience, but could contain scenes disturbing to children under 8 who cannot distinguish between imaginary and real situations.

  • Page 50: Using The System Menu

    ■ In the Setup Wizard menu, choose Yes, and press standby, uses approximately 5 seconds of power- OK. Then, turn off the TV, and turn it on again to start up time. the Setup Wizard. HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

  • Page 51: Finding Answers To Questions

    Finding Answers to Questions Understanding TV Terms Interlaced (i) means that the picture appears in ■ two segments: every other horizontal line of the picture is displayed in one frame, and the other half of the horizontal lines are drawn in the next What are analog TV, digital TV, frame of the picture.

  • Page 52: What Is Hdmi

    Coaxial antenna RF or coaxial used mainly for antennas. Often used with cable TV, a cable or a satellite decoder. May be used with set-top boxes if no other choice is available. HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

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    Cable type/ connection Description (Continued) S-video Used with equipment such as DVD players, VCRs, cable or satellite tuner/decoders, camcorders, and digital cable boxes. Power cord Connects the TV to the power outlet. Composite Used with equipment such as a VCR or DVD. Component Three- or five-headed cable: One red for Pr signal, one green for Y signal, and one blue for Pb signal.

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  • Page 55: Specifications

    HP PL4260N: 42 in. 16:9 color plasma display Display area HP PL5060N: 24.5 in. (62.2 cm) x 43.5 in. (110.6 cm) x 50 in. (126.9 cm) (height x width x diagonal) HP PL4260N: 20.4 in. (51.8 cm) x 36.2 in. (92.0 cm) x 41.5 in. (105.5 cm) Dimensions with stand and HP PL5060N: 32.8 in.

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    Display (Continued) Power requirement AC 100–240 V , 50/60 Hz Power consumption HP PL5060N: 450 W HP PL4260N: 340 W Ventilation clearance 4 in. (10 cm) above requirements 4 in. (10 cm) sides 2.8 in. (7 cm) rear TV function...

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    Video 2 Audio In Audio Input (use with Video 2 In or S-Video 2) Weight TV only HP PL5060N: 49.0 lb. (22.2 kg) HP PL4260N: 41.4 lb. (18.8 kg) TV with speakers (no stand) HP PL5060N: 61.1 lb. (27.2 kg) HP PL4260N: 53.5 lb.

  • Page 58: Pc Compatibility Chart

    70.1 – 75.0 VESA 1024 x 768 60.0 – 75.0 – 78.8 VESA 1280 x 768 47.4 60.0 – 68.3 VESA 1280 x 1024 64.0 60.0 108.0 VESA 1360 x 768 47.7 60.0 85.5 VESA HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

  • Page 59: Troubleshooting

    If the OSD does not display, see the next symptom, “There is no ■ power.” Did the HP logo display when you turned on the TV? (TV must be in ■ Standby Mode Low power to see the logo; refer to “Selecting the Standby Mode (Power Control)”...

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    When the picture black looks too black, open the OSD, select the ■ Picture/Settings menu, and set the Black Level to IRE0; when the picture black looks washed out, set Black Level to IRE7.5. See “Adjusting the AV picture image” on page 29. HP Plasma HDTV User’s Guide...

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    When you want to program a universal remote control to operate your find an HP TV code. HP TV, if HP is not listed in the supported brand codes, use a Philips TV code. The HP remote control transmits Philips-licensed remote control codes.

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    Part number: 5991-4961...

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