Dynex DX-L32-10A Flat Panel Television User Manual

32" LCD TV
DX-L32-10A
USE R GU IDE
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Contents
CHILD SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Important safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Installing the stand or removing the stand column . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Installing the stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Removing the stand column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Installing a wall-mount bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
TV components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Using the remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Installing remote control batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Aiming the remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Programming a universal remote control to work with your TV . . . . . . . . . .9
Making connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Connecting the power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Connecting an antenna, cable TV, or satellite TV box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Connecting a VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Connecting a camcorder or game console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Connecting an HDMI device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Connecting a component video device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Connecting an S-Video device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Connecting a computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Connecting headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Connecting an audio amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Turning on your TV for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Understanding the basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Turning your TV on or off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the video input source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On-screen menu overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigating the menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting a channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting basic settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying additional information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Adjusting the picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Adjusting the TV picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Adjusting Advanced Video settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Adjusting the computer image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Adjusting the sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Adjusting the sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Selecting the audio mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Playing TV audio only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Changing channel settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Automatically scanning for channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the signal source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hiding channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up a favorite channel list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding or changing a channel label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the DTV signal strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Setting parental controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Turning parental controls on or off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting or changing the password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting parental control levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Downloading rating information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using closed captioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Turning closed captioning on or off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Selecting the closed captioning mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Customizing DTV closed captioning styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Adjusting time settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Setting the clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Setting the sleep timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Adjusting menu settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Selecting the menu language and transparency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Labeling an input source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Restoring default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Video and audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Legal notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
One-year limited warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
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CHILD SAFETY
It makes a difference how and where you use
your flat panel display
As you enjoy your new product, keep these
safety tips in mind
The issue
The home theater entertainment experience is a growing trend, and larger TVs are popular
purchases. However, TVs are not always supported on the proper stands or installed
according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. We and the consumer electronics
industry are committed to making home entertainment enjoyable and safe.
TVs that are inappropriately placed on dressers, bookcases, shelves, desks, speakers,
chests, or carts may fall over and cause injury.
Tune into safety
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One size of TV stand does not fit all. Use only a TV stand
rated for the weight of your TV.
Carefully read and understand all enclosed instructions for
proper use of this product.
Don’t let children climb on or play with entertainment system
furniture and TVs.
Don’t place TVs on furniture that can easily be used as
steps, such as a chest of drawers.
Remember that children can become excited while watching
a program, especially on a “larger-than-life” TV. Make sure
that you place or install the TV where it cannot be pushed,
pulled over, or knocked down.
Make sure that you route all cords and cables so that they
cannot be pulled or grabbed by curious children.
Wall mounting
If you decide to wall mount your TV, always:
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One size of wall mount does not fit all. Use only a wall mount rated for the weight of your
TV and that has been recommended by this TV manufacturer, listed in this manual, or
otherwise listed by an independent laboratory as suitable for your TV.
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Follow all instructions supplied by the TV and wall mount manufacturers.
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If you have any doubts about your ability to safely wall mount your TV, get help from a
professional installer.
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Make sure that the wall where you are mounting the TV is
appropriate. Some wall mounts are not designed to be mounted
to walls backed with steel studs or cinder blocks. If you are
unsure, ask a professional installer.
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TVs can be heavy. At least two people are required for safe wall mount installation.
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Important safety instructions
Important safety instructions
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
This symbol indicates that dangerous
voltage constituting a risk of electric
shock is present within your TV. This
label is located on the back of your TV.
This symbol indicates that there are
important operating and maintenance
instructions in the literature
accompanying your TV.
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with
the manufacturer's instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one
wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and
a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into
your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete
outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution
when moving the cart/apparatus combination to S3125A
avoid injury from tip-over.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused
for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such
as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
The mains plug is the disconnecting device. The plug must remain
readily operable.
The apparatus with grounding-type plug is a class I apparatus.
Class I apparatus need to be connected to earth ground wire to
prevent possible electric shock. Make sure that you connect the
class I apparatus to a mains socket outlet with a protective
earthing connection.
Remote control batteries should not be exposed to excessive heat
such as sunshine, fire, or the like.
18 The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and
that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed
on the apparatus.
Warnings
Electric shock hazard
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not remove any cover or
expose the device to rain or moisture. No user-serviceable parts are
inside. Refer servicing to qualified service technicians.
Lightning
For added protection for your device receiver during a lightning storm,
or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time,
unplug it from the power outlet and disconnect any antenna or cable
system. This helps prevent property damage and personal injury from
lightning and power line surges.
Power lines
An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of
overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits. 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.
Handling the LCD panel
• Your TV’s screen is made of glass. Do not drop your TV or hit, jolt,
or press hard against the LCD panel. If the screen breaks, be
careful of broken glass.
• If the LCD panel is broken, make absolutely sure that you do not
touch the liquid in the panel. This may cause skin inflammation.
• If the liquid gets in your mouth, immediately gargle, rinse, and
consult with your doctor. Also, if the liquid gets in your eyes or
touches your skin, consult with your doctor after rinsing for at
least 15 minutes or longer in clean water.
Replacement parts
When replacement parts are required, make sure that the service
technician uses replacement parts specified by the manufacturer that
have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized
substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, personal injury, or other
hazards.
Safety check
After completing any service or repair to this device, ask the service
technician to perform routine safety checks to determine that your TV is
in correct operating condition.
Power source
Operate your TV only from the type of power source indicated on the
marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supplied to your
home, consult an electrician or your local power company.
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Important safety instructions
Cautions
Damage requiring service
Unplug this TV from the power outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
• When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
• If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into your TV.
• If your TV has been exposed to rain or water.
• If your TV does not operate normally by following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions because incorrect adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often require extensive
work by a qualified technician to restore your TV to its normal
operation.
• If your TV has been dropped or damaged in any way.
• When your TV exhibits a distinct change in performance.
Outdoor antenna grounding
If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to your TV, make sure
that the antenna or cable system is grounded to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article
810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70, provides
information with respect to correct grounding of the mast and
supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna
discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of the
antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode.
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Antenna lead-in wire
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Grounding clamp
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Antenna discharge unit
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Grounding conductors
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Ground clamps
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Power service grounding electrode
system
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Electric service equipment
Note to CATV system installer
Article 820 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 40 provides
guidance for correct grounding. Specifically, it states that the cable
ground must be connected to the grounding system of the building as
close to the point of cable entry as practical.
Condensation
Moisture will form on the TV if the TV is brought from cool surroundings
into a warm room or if the temperature of the room rises suddenly.
When this happens, the TV's performance may be impaired. To prevent
this, let the TV stand in its new surroundings for about an hour before
switching it on, or make sure that the room temperature rises gradually.
Condensation may also form during the summer if the TV is exposed to
the breeze from an air conditioner. In such cases, change the location of
the TV.
Mobile telephone warning
To avoid interference with your TV picture and sound, operating
problems, or even damage, keep your cordless and cellular telephones
away from the TV.
End of life directives
Your TV contains tin-lead solder and a fluorescent lamp containing a
small amount of mercury. Disposal of these materials may be regulated
for environmental reasons. Your TV also contains material that can be
recycled and reused. For disposal or recycling information, contact your
local authorities or the Electronic Industries Alliance at www.eia.org to
find a recycler in your area.
Non-active pixels
The LCD panel contains almost 3 million thin film transistors, which
provide exceptionally sharp video quality. Occasionally, a few
non-active pixels may appear on the screen as a fixed blue, green, or red
point. These non-active pixels do not adversely affect the performance
of your TV, and are not considered defects.
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Installing the stand or removing the stand column
Installing the stand or removing
the stand column
Cautions
• Read these instructions carefully before you try to assemble the
stand or remove the stand column.
• Make sure that you handle the TV carefully when attempting to
assemble or remove the stand. If you are not sure of your ability
to do this or to use the tools required, contact a professional
installer or service technician. Dynex is not responsible for any
damages or injuries that occur because of mishandling or
incorrect assembly.
• When using a table or bench as an aid in assembly, make sure
that you use a soft cushion or covering to prevent scratching or
damage to the TV screen or cabinet.
• The speaker is not intended to support the weight of the TV. Do
not move or handle the TV by the speaker. This can cause damage
that is not covered by your warranty.
• Before assembly or removal of the stand, unplug the power cord.
You need to install the TV into the stand to use the TV in an upright
position on a flat surface. For instructions, see “Installing the stand” on
page 4.
If you plan to wall-mount the TV, you need to remove the stand column.
For instructions, see “Removing the stand column” on page 4. If you
wall-mount the TV, use M4*10 screws. This means the diameter is
4 mm and screw thread length is 10 mm.
Installing the stand
You need to install the stand to use the TV in the upright position on a
flat surface.
4 Secure the stand to the column with the four M5 screws
(provided).
Table edge
5 Carefully lift the TV into the upright position.
To remove the stand, perform these steps in the reverse order.
Removing the stand column
You need to remove the stand column before you wall-mount the TV.
Note: The appearance of the TV may differ from the illustration in this
task.
To remove the stand column:
1 Lay the TV flat (screen down) on the edge of a table or bench.
Make sure that you put a soft cushion or cloth between the table
or bench and the TV.
2 Remove the four screws holding the stand column to the TV, then
remove the stand column.
Note: The appearance of the TV may differ from the illustrations in this
task.
To install the stand:
1 Remove the stand from the box and place it on a table or bench.
2 Lay the TV flat (screen down) on the edge of a table or bench.
Make sure that you put a soft cushion or cloth between the table
or bench and the TV.
Stand column
Table edge
Installing a wall-mount bracket
Stand
Stand column
If you want to attach the TV to a wall-mount bracket (not provided), you
should first remove the stand pedestal if it is pre-attached.
To install a wall-mount bracket:
3 Align the locators on the stand column with the locating holes on
the stand and align the holes in the stand with the holes in the
stand column.
1 Lay your TV face down on a table or bench. Make sure that you
put down a soft cushion or cloth so that your TV is not scratched).
2 Remove the pedestal stand.
3 Remove the stand column. See “Removing the stand column” on
page 4.
4 Secure the wall-mount bracket to the back of your TV using the
four M4*10 screws provided with the bracket.
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TV components
TV components
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Front
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Item Name
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Description
Remote control
sensor
Receives signals from the remote
control. Do not block. For more
information, see “Aiming the remote
control” on page 8.
Power indicator
Lights blue when your TV is turned
on. Lights red when your TV is in
standby mode.
Item Name
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Description
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In menu mode, press to move up or
down.
VOL
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In TV mode, press to increase or
decrease the volume.
In menu mode, press to move right or
left or to adjust menu settings.
MENU
Press to open the on-screen menu.
INPUT
Press to open the INPUT SOURCE
menu. For more information, see
“Selecting the video input source” on
page 14.
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(power)
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In TV mode, press to select the next
or previous channel.
Press to turn on the TV or put the TV
in standby mode.
Caution: When the TV is in standby
mode, power is still flowing into the
TV. To disconnect power, unplug the
power cord.
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TV components
Back
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Item Name
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Item Name
AC IN
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(headphone)
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Description
SERVICE PORT
For software updates only. Do not
use.
HDMI 2 / HDMI 1
Connect HDMI devices to these jacks.
For more information, see
“Connecting an HDMI device” on
page 11.
Description
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Plug the power cord into this jack and
into a power outlet. For more
information, see “Connecting the
power” on page 9.
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VGA
AUDIO / PIC
Connect a computer to these jacks.
For more information, see
“Connecting a computer” on page 12.
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COMPONENT IN
1 and 2 with
AUDIO R / L
Connect component video devices to
these jacks. For more information, see
“Connecting a component video
device” on page 11.
AV1 IN with
AUDIO R / L
Connect a standard video device to
these jacks, such as a VCR. For more
information, see “Connecting a VCR”
on page 10.
AUDIO OUT R / L
Connect an external sound system to
these jacks. For more information, see
“Connecting an audio amplifier” on
page 13.
RF
Connect an antenna or cable TV to
this jack. For more information, see
“Connecting an antenna, cable TV, or
satellite TV box” on page 10.
S-VIDEO
Connect an S-Video device to this
jack. For more information, see
“Connecting an S-Video device” on
page 12.
RS-232
For service only. Do not use.
Plug headphones into this jack. For
more information, see “Connecting
headphones” on page 13.
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HDMI 3
Connect an HDMI device to this jack.
4
AV2 INPUT
VIDEO / AUDIO L
and R
Connect a standard AV device, such
as a camcorder or game console, to
these jacks. For more information, see
“Connecting a camcorder or game
console” on page 11.
5
6
7
8
9
7
TV components
Remote control
1
2
3
No. Button
Description
4
Press the number buttons to enter
channel numbers or the parental
control password.
Numbers /
15
16
Press to enter a digital
sub-channel number.
For more information, see “Selecting
a channel” on page 15.
4
5
17
6
18
5
INPUT
Press to open the INPUT SOURCE
menu. For more information, see
“Selecting the video input source” on
page 14.
6
VOL+ / VOL–
Press to increase or decrease the
volume.
7
MENU
Press to open the on-screen menu.
8
Press or to move up or down in
on-screen menus.
Press or to move left or right in
on-screen menus or to adjust menu
settings.
19
7
20
8
9
10
11
12
22
24
14
25
Description
1
Press to turn on the TV or put the TV
in standby mode.
Caution: When the TV is in standby
mode, power is still flowing into the
TV. To disconnect power, unplug the
power cord.
COMP
3
HDMI
Press to open a program guide (if
available) when watching a DTV
program. The guide may provide
program broadcast times and
program names. For more
information, see “Displaying
additional information” on page 16.
11 MTS/SAP
In analog TV mode, press to select
STEREO, SAP (secondary audio
language), or MONO.
In digital TV mode (DTV), press to
select the audio track. For more
information, see “Selecting the audio
mode” on page 18.
12 CCD
Press to turn closed captioning on or
off. For more information, see
“Turning closed captioning on or off”
on page 26.
13 ZOOM
Press to select the screen aspect ratio.
For more information, see “Adjusting
Advanced Video settings” on page
17.
14 FAVORITE
Press to open the favorite channel
list. For more information, see
“Setting up a favorite channel list” on
page 21.
15 VIDEO
Press once to select the device
connected to the AV1 IN jacks.
Press twice to select the device
connected to the AV2 IN jacks.
Press once to select a device
connected to the COMPONENT IN 1
jacks.
Press twice to select a device
connected to the COMPONENT IN 2
jacks.
Press three times to select the device
connected to the S-VIDEO jack.
For more information, see “Selecting
the video input source” on page 14.
16 TV
Press to select TV as the video input
source. For more information, see
“Selecting the video input source” on
page 14.
17 RECALL
Press to go to the last viewed
channel. For more information, see
“Selecting a channel” on page 15.
Press once to select the device
connected the HDMI 1 jack.
Press twice to select the device
connected the HDMI 2 jack.
Press three times to select the device
connected the HDMI 3 jack.
Press to confirm selections in
on-screen menus or to open
sub-menus.
10 GUIDE
23
No. Button
2
ENTER
21
13
POWER
9
8
Using the remote control
No. Button
18 CH
Description
/ CH
Press to go to the next or previous
channel in the channel list. For more
information, see “Automatically
scanning for channels” on page 19
and “Selecting a channel” on
page 15.
19 MUTE
Press to mute the sound. Press again
to restore the sound.
20 INFO
Press to display the information
banner. For more information, see
“Displaying additional information”
on page 16.
21 EXIT
Press to close the on-screen menu.
22 SLEEP
Press to set the sleep timer. For more
information, see “Setting the sleep
timer” on page 28.
23 CH-LIST
Press to open the channel list. For
more information, see “Automatically
scanning for channels” on page 19.
24 PICTURE
Press to select the picture mode. For
more information, see “Adjusting the
TV picture” on page 16.
25 AUDIO
Press to select the audio mode. You
can select News, Music, Movie, or
Custom. For more information, see
“Adjusting the sound” on page 18.
Battery precautions:
• Dispose of batteries as hazardous waste.
• Make sure that the + and – symbols on the batteries align with the
+ and – symbols in the battery compartment.
• Do not mix batteries of different types.
• Do not mix old and new batteries. Mixing old and new batteries can
shorten the life of new batteries and can cause old batteries to leak.
• Remove batteries as soon as they become inoperable. Chemicals that
can leak from the batteries can cause a rash. If the batteries leak,
clean the battery compartment with a cloth.
• If the remote control is not used for an extended period of time,
remove the batteries.
• Do not expose batteries to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire, or
other heat sources.
Aiming the remote control
To use the remote control:
• Point the remote control towards the remote sensor on the front
of your TV.
Using the remote control
Installing remote control batteries
To install remote control batteries:
1 Press down on the battery compartment cover lock, then remove
the remote control cover.
16.4 ft. (5 M)
Notes:
•
•
•
•
Do not expose the remote control to shock or liquids.
Do not use the remote control in an area with high humidity.
Do not place the remote control in direct sunlight.
Do not place objects, such as furniture, between the remote control
and the remote sensor.
• The remote control may not work if direct sunlight or bright light
shines on the remote sensor. Either move your TV or change the angle
at which you use the remote control.
2 Insert two AAA batteries into the battery compartment. Make
sure that the + and – symbols on the batteries match the +
and – symbols in the battery compartment.
3 Replace the cover. Make sure that the lock snaps into place.
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Making connections
Programming a universal remote control
to work with your TV
You can operate your TV with a new or existing universal remote
control.
To program a universal remote control:
1 Find the code for your universal remote control by identifying its
model (or your set-top box’s remote control manufacturer and
model) on the charts below, then make note of the numbered
code below it. You will use the numbered code to program your
remote control to work with your TV.
Dynex TV codes for universal remote controls
(for all Dynex TVs manufactured after Jan. 1, 2007)
Universal remote control manufacturer and model
Philips PHDVD5,
PH5DSS,
PMDVR8, PDVR8
DirectTV
RC23
RCA
RCU807
One for All
URC-6690
Sony
RM-VL600
115
10463
135
0464
8043
Comcast
M1057
Dish Network
VIP508, VIP622
Motorola
DRC800
TIVO
Series 3, HD
0463
720
0463
0091
Set-top box manufacturer and model
Making connections
Before you make any connections:
• Check the plugs on the ends of cables to make sure that they are
the connect type before you trying plugging them into jacks on
the TV.
• Make sure that all plugs are securely inserting into the jacks.
Loose connections can result in image or color problems.
• When connecting devices to the TV, make sure that the TV and
the device are turned off and that the power cords are
unplugged.
Selecting a location
You should select a location for the TV:
• Where direct light does not reflect on the screen
• That has indirect and soft lighting
• Where the TV has access to an antenna or cable TV connection
• Where the TV has access to a power outlet
Note: Watching TV in total darkness or with a reflection on the screen
may cause eye strain.
Connecting the power
To connect the power:
• Connect the power cord (included) to the AC IN jack on the back
of the TV, then connect the other end to a power outlet.
Codes for other remote controls are available online at:
www.dynexproducts.com\t-customer_support.aspx
Tips:
• The brand name is often visible on the front of the universal remote
control, and the model number is often visible on the back.
• If your universal remote control isn’t listed on the chart, refer to your
universal remote control’s instructions and try codes for the brands
Orion, Emerson, Memorex, Sansui, Sylvania, or Zenith. You may need
to try several codes before finding a match.
2 Follow your universal remote control’s instructions to enter the
code you found in Step 1.
Tips:
Power outlet
• If your universal remote control has a code search feature, run a code
search to identify a code that matches your TV. See your universal
remote control’s instructions for details.
• If your universal remote control has a “Learn” feature, you can
manually program it using your TV remote to “teach” the commands
one at a time. See your universal remote control’s instructions for
details.
3 If all else fails, you must use a different universal remote control
that can operate both your set-top box and your TV. Five such
remotes are listed on the chart, but many other compatible
models are available in the market.
4 For more help, call technical support for your universal remote
control or set-top box manufacturer, or call the Dynex Customer
Care Center at 1-800-305-2204.
Power cord
Notes:
• The AC plug on the TV may be different from the one shown.
• Make sure that you only use the type of power source indicated on the
marking label.
• Always unplug the power cord when not using the TV for a long
period of time.
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Making connections
Connecting an antenna, cable TV, or
satellite TV box
To connect an antenna, cable TV, or satellite TV box:
• Connect one end of a 75-Ohm, coaxial cable to the RF jack on the
back of the TV, then connect the other end of the cable to the
antenna or cable TV wall jack.
Back of TV
Connecting a VCR
Note: If the VCR has an S-Video jack, connect the VCR using the S-Video
jack. S-Video provides better video than standard AV. For more
information, see “Connecting an S-Video device” on page 12.
To connect a VCR:
• Connect one end of a standard AV cable (not included) into the
AV1 IN jacks on the back of the TV, then connect the other end of
the cable to the AV OUT jacks on the VCR.
Back of TV
75-Ohm coaxial cable
VCR
Antenna, cable TV, or
satellite RF jack
AV cable
Notes:
• We recommend using a 75-Ohm, coaxial cable to reduce interference
and noise that may be caused by radio wave transmissions.
• Do not bundle the coaxial cable with the power cord or any other
cables.
• If you are using an antenna and reception is not good, contact a
service technician to adjust the antenna.
Note: Cable connectors and jacks are often color-coded. Match the colors
when you connect the AV cable.
To play the VCR:
1 Turn on the TV, then press INPUT. The INPUT SOURCE menu
opens.
2 Press or to select AV1, then press ENTER.
Note: You can also press VIDEO one or more times to select AV1.
3 Turn on the VCR, insert a videotape, then press PLAY on the VCR.
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Making connections
Connecting a camcorder or game console
Note: If your game console has an HDMI connection, you will get better
quality using the HDMI connection instead of the AV connection.
To connect a camcorder or game console:
• Connect one end of a standard AV cable into the AV2 IN jacks on
the side of the TV, then connect the other end of the cable to the
AV OUT jacks on the camcorder or game console.
Side of TV
Note: You can also connect an HDMI device to the HDMI 3 jack on the side
of the TV.
Note: To connect a DVI device, use a DVI to HDMI adapter cable to connect
to the HDMI jack on the TV, then connect an audio cable to the
VGA AUDIO jack on the back of the TV.
To play from the HDMI device:
1 Turn on the TV, then press INPUT. The INPUT SOURCE menu
opens.
2 Press or to select HDMI 1, HDMI 2, or HDMI 3, then press
ENTER.
Note: You can also press HDMI one or more times to select HDMI 1,
HDMI 2, or HDMI 3.
3 Turn on the HDMI device, then set it to the correct mode. Refer to
the instructions that came with the HDMI device.
AV CAble
Connecting a component video device
To connect a component video device:
1 Connect a component video cable (not included) to the
COMPONENT IN 1 or COMPONENT IN 2 jacks on the back of
the TV.
Back of TV
Camcorder
Game console
Note: Cable connectors and jacks are often color-coded. Match the colors
when you connect the AV cable.
To playback the camcorder or play the game console:
3 Turn on the camcorder or game console, then follow the
instructions that came with the device to play from the
camcorder or game console.
Connecting an HDMI device
To connect an HDMI device:
• Connect one end of an HDMI cable (not included) to the HDMI 1
or HDMI 2 jack on the back of the TV, then connect the other end
of the cable to the HDMI OUT jack on the HDMI device.
Audio cable
Note: You can also press VIDEO one or more times to select AV2.
Component video device
Component video cable
1 Turn on the TV, then press INPUT. The INPUT SOURCE menu
opens.
2 Press or to select AV2, then press ENTER.
2 Connect one end of an audio cable (not included) to the
L and R AUDIO jacks next to the COMPONENT IN video jacks on
the back of the TV, then connect the other end of the cable to the
L and R AUDIO OUT jacks on the component video device.
To play from the component video device:
1 Turn on the TV, then press INPUT. The INPUT SOURCE menu
opens.
2 Press or to select Component1 or Component2, then
press ENTER.
Back of TV
Note: You can also press COMP one or more times to select Component1
or Component2.
HDMI device
HDMI cable
3 Turn on the component video device, then set it to the correct
mode. Refer to the instructions that came with the component
video device.
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Making connections
Connecting an S-Video device
Note: The AV1 VIDEO and S-VIDEO jacks share the same L and R AUDIO
jacks.
To connect an S-Video device:
1 Connect one end of an S-Video cable (not included) to the
S-VIDEO jack on the back of the TV, then connect the other end
of the cable to the S-VIDEO OUT jack on the S-Video device.
Connecting a computer
Note: If your computer has an HDMI connection, you will get better
quality using the HDMI connection. For more information, see
“Connecting an HDMI device” on page 11.
To connect a computer:
1 Connect one end of a VGA cable (not included) to the VGA PIC
jack on the back of the TV, then connect the other end of the
cable to the VGA jack on the computer.
Back of TV
Back of TV
Computer
Audio cable
S-Video device
Audio cable
VGA cable
S-Video cable
2 Connect one end of an audio cable (not included) to the
AV1 IN L and R AUDIO jacks on the back of the TV, then connect
the other end of the cable to the AUDIO OUT jacks on the S-Video
device.
To play from the S-Video device:
1 Turn on the TV, then press INPUT. The INPUT SOURCE menu
opens.
2 Press or to select S-Video, then press ENTER.
Note: You can also press VIDEO one or more times to select S-Video.
3 Turn on the S-Video device, then set it to the correct mode. Refer
to the instructions that came with the S-Video device.
2 Connect one end of an audio cable (not included) to the
VGA AUDIO jack on the back of the TV, then connect the other
end of the cable to the AUDIO OUT jack on the computer.
To play video from the computer:
1 Turn on the TV, then press INPUT. The INPUT SOURCE menu
opens.
2 Press or to select VGA, then press ENTER.
3 Turn on the computer, then adjust the computer display
properties as needed.
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Turning on your TV for the first time
Connecting headphones
Warning: When using headphones, adjust the headphone volume to
avoid excessively loud volume which can damage your hearing.
Turning on your TV for the first
time
To configure your TV:
To connect headphones:
• Plug the headphones (not included) into the
jack on the side of the TV.
(headphone)
Connecting an audio amplifier
1 Make sure that you have inserted the batteries in the remote
control, connected the antenna to the TV, and connect the AC
power.
2 Press (Power), then wait several seconds. The initial Setup
Wizard screen opens (only the first time you turn on your TV).
3 Press or to highlight Menu Language, then press or
to select the menu language you want.
4 Press to highlight Time Zone, then press or to select
your time zone.
You can connect the TV to an audio amplifier to play the TV audio
through external speakers.
To connect an audio amplifier:
• Connect one end of an audio cable to the AUDIO OUT jacks on
the back of the TV, then connect the other end of the cable to the
AUDIO IN jacks on the audio amplifier.
Back of TV
5 Press to highlight DST (Daylight Saving Time), then
press or to select On (to automatically change the time for
Daylight Saving Time), or Off (to ignore it or set it yourself).
Audio cable
Audio amplifier
Note: Cable connectors and jacks are often color-coded. Match the colors
when you connect the AV cable.
To play the TV audio system through the audio amplifier:
1 Turn on the TV, then select a program.
2 Turn on the audio amplifier, then adjust the volume and other
audio settings using the amplifier controls.
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Understanding the basics
6 Press to highlight Air/Cable, then press or to select Air
or Cable, depending on the type of antenna connection you
have.
7 Press to highlight Auto Scan, then press ENTER or
automatically scan for available channels.
Selecting the video input source
To select the video input source:
1 Turn on your TV, then press the INPUT key on the remote, or the
INPUT button on the TV. The INPUT SOURCE menu opens.
to
Auto Scan may take a while to complete. A progress report is
displayed while your TV is scanning for available channels. You
can press MENU to exit Auto Scan prior to completion, but you
will need to run Auto Scan later to complete the process.
Auto Scan creates a list of available/receivable channels for the
selected signal input.
2 Press or to highlight the video source, then press ENTER.
You can also select the input source using the following remote
control buttons:
• COMP—Press once to select Component1. Press twice to select
Component2.
• HDMI–Press once to select HDMI1. Press twice to select HDMI2.
Press three times to select HDMI3.
• VIDEO—Press once to select AV1. Press twice to select AV2.
Press three times to select S-Video.
• TV—Press to select TV.
On-screen menu overview
Picture menu
Understanding the basics
Turning your TV on or off
To turn your TV on or off (standby mode):
1 Plug the power cord into an AC power outlet.
2 Press (power). Your TV turns on.
3 Press again to turn off your TV. When you turn off your TV, it
goes into standby mode.
Warning: When your TV is in standby mode, it is still receiving power. To
completely disconnect power, unplug the power cord.
Note: If your TV does not receive an input signal for several minutes, it
automatically goes into standby mode.
Audio menu
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Understanding the basics
Setup menu
Navigating the menus
Press to display the main menu.
Parental Controls
Press to select menus, to adjust selected
items, or move on-screen cursor left or right.
Press to select the menu items.
Channel menu
Press to confirm your selection or enter a
sub-menu.
Press to return to the previous screen.
Press to close the menu.
Selecting a channel
Notes:
Depending on the signal source selected, you may see different options on
your screen. The above menus are shown in TV mode.
Menu items that are not selectable are grayed out. Menus in this manual
are described in TV mode, unless otherwise indicated.
The illustrations and screens shown in the manual are for explanation
purposes and may vary from the actual screens on your TV.
To select a channel:
• Press CH or CH to go to the next or previous channel on the
memorized channel list.
• Press the number buttons to enter the analog or digital (main)
channel number you want, then wait for the channel to change,
or press ENTER to change the channel immediately.
• To select a digital sub-channel, press the number buttons to
select the main digital channel, then press the dot (.) button to
select the sub-channel. Wait for the channel to change, or press
ENTER to change the channel immediately.
Note:
Button presses must be within three seconds of each other.
• Press RECALL to go to the last channel viewed.
• Press CH-LIST to display a list of memorized channels,
press or to select the channel you want from the list, then
press ENTER to go to that channel.
• Press FAVORITE to display a list of your saved favorite channels,
press or to select the channel you want from the list, then
press ENTER to go to that channel.
Note:
If either list has more than one page, press
pages.
or
to scroll through the
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Adjusting the picture
Digital sub-channels
A digital TV signal transmits more data than an analog signal. This
increase in data provides a better picture and sound with less static and
interference. The increased data capacity also lets broadcasters fit
several channels into the same bandwidth as an analog signal.
Broadcasters may use these sub-channels to transmit a variety of
information, such as weather forecasts, foreign languages, and
commercials. A digital sub-channel is indicated by the main channel
number, followed by a dot, then the sub-channel number. For example,
5.1 indicates sub-channel 1 of main channel 5.
Adjusting the volume
To adjust the volume:
• Press VOL+ or VOL– to increase or decrease the volume.
• Press MUTE to temporarily turn off all sound. Press MUTE again
to restore the sound.
Adjusting basic settings
3 Press or to highlight an option, then press ENTER to enter
the sub menu. You can select:
• Parental Controls—Lets you control which
programs/movies your children can watch, based on industry
ratings.
• Time—Lets you set the clock and the sleep timer.
• Closed Caption—Lets you turn closed captioning on or off.
Also lets you set closed caption options.
• Menu Settings—Lets you set menu language and menu
transparency.
• VGA Settings—Lets you adjust picture settings to optimize
a computer display.
• Input Label—Lets you label a device connected to your
TV’s input jacks.
• Restore Default—Lets you reset most TV settings for the
current source to factory default values.
• Audio Only—Lets you turn off the TV picture and listen to
audio only.
4 Press MENU to return to the previous menu, or press EXIT to
close the menu.
To adjust basic settings:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens with the Picture menu
displayed.
Displaying additional information
To display additional information:
2 Press or
opens.
to highlight Setup, then press . The Setup menu
1 Press INFO to show an information banner. The information
banner shows current program information such as channel
number, video input source, and resolution.
• Digital mode information—Displays channel number,
station name, channel label (if preset), broadcast program
name, TV rating, signal type, audio information, resolution,
CC mode, current time, and current program start and end
times.
• Analog mode information—Displays channel number,
channel label (if preset), signal type, audio information, and
resolution.
2 Press GUIDE to show the digital program guide, which may show
a list of available programs, program times, and program
summaries, depending on the information provided by the
broadcaster.
Adjusting the picture
Parental Controls
Adjusting the TV picture
To adjust the picture:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens with the Picture menu
displayed.
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Adjusting the picture
2 Press or to highlight an option, then press or to adjust
the option. You can select:
• Picture Mode—Selects the picture mode. You can select
Vivid (a bright and vivid picture), Standard (a standard
picture), Sports (a dynamic picture), Theater (a finely
detailed picture), Energy Saving (the backlight brightness
is decreased), or Custom (customized picture). You can also
press PICTURE on the remote control to select the picture
mode.
• Contrast—Adjusts the contrast.
• Brightness—Adjusts the brightness.
• Color—Adjusts the color saturation.
• Tint—Adjusts the image tint.
• Sharpness—Adjusts the sharpness.
• Advanced Video—Lets you adjust the Color Temperature
or Zoom Mode. Lets you turn Noise Reduction, Overscan,
Adaptive Contrast, and Auto Zoom on or off.
3 Press MENU to return to the previous menu, or press EXIT to
close the menu.
Adjusting Advanced Video settings
To adjust the Advanced Video settings:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens with the Picture menu
displayed.
3 Press or to highlight an option, then press or to adjust
the option. You can select:
• Color Temp—Selects the color temperature. You can select
Warm (to enhance the reds), Cool (to enhance the blues), or
Normal.
• Zoom Mode—Selects the aspect ratio of the picture. You
can select Auto (selects the correct aspect ratio
automatically. Available only when Auto Zoom is turned
ON), Normal (selects the correct aspect ratio to match the
source image), Wide (shows a full-screen picture), Zoom
(enlarges the picture but may crop the top and bottom), or
Cinema (stretches the picture at the edges, but maintains a
good aspect ratio at the center of the screen).
• Noise Reduction—Selects the noise reduction mode to
reduce picture noise (snow). You can select Weak, Middle,
Strong, or Off.
• Overscan—Turn this On to adjust the picture’s
reproduction rate when receiving DVI signals in VIDEO
format.
• Adaptive Contrast—Turn this On to optimize the picture
display for a more vivid image.
• Auto Zoom—In TV mode, setting Auto Zoom to On lets you
set the Zoom Mode to Auto.
4 Press MENU to return to the previous menu, or press EXIT to
close the menu.
Adjusting the computer image
To adjust the computer image:
1 Make sure that your TV is in VGA mode. For more information, see
“Selecting the video input source” on page 14.
2 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
2 Press or to highlight Advanced Video, then press ENTER
to open the Advanced Video sub menu.
Color Temp
3 Press or
opens.
to highlight Setup, then press . The Setup menu
Adaptive Contrast
Parental Controls
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Adjusting the sound
4 Press or to highlight VGA Settings, then press . The VGA
settings menu opens.
2 Press or
opens.
to highlight Audio, then press . The Audio menu
H-Position
V-Position
5 Press or to highlight an option, then press or to adjust
the option. You can adjust:
• H-Position—Moves the image right or left
• V-Position—Moves the image up or down
• Clock—Adjusts the sample frequency
• Phase—Adjusts the focus of stable images
• Auto—Automatically adjusts the image settings such as
position and phase
6 Press MENU to return to the previous menu, or press EXIT to
close the menu.
Adjusting the sound
Adjusting the sound
To adjust the sound:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
3 Press or to highlight an option, then press or to adjust
the option. You can select:
• Sound Mode—Selects the sound mode. You can select
Standard (for normal programs), News (for news
programs), Music (for musical programs), Movie (for
movies) or Custom (for a customized sound mode). You can
also press AUDIO one or more times to select the sound
mode.
• Bass—Adjusts the low sounds.
• Treble—Adjusts the high sounds.
• Balance—Adjusts the balance between the left and right
audio channels.
• Surround—Turns the surround sound effect on or off.
• AVC—(Auto volume control) Equalizes the overall volume
levels for all channels.
• Audio Language—(DTV channels only) Selects an
alternate audio language, if available.
4 Press MENU to return to the previous menu, or press EXIT to
close the menu.
Selecting the audio mode
You can select the audio mode for analog channels.
To select the audio mode for analog channels:
• Press MTS/SAP on the remote one or more times. You can select:
• MONO—Select this option if there is noise or static on weak
stereo broadcasts.
• STEREO—Select this option for programs broadcast in
stereo.
• SAP—Select this option to listen to a secondary audio
program, if available.
Note: Mono is automatically selected if the program is broadcast in
mono.
To select an audio track for a digital channel:
• Press MTS/SAP. If an audio track is available, it plays.
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Changing channel settings
Playing TV audio only
You can turn off the picture on your TV and listen to only the program
audio.
To play only the TV audio:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
3 Press or to highlight Audio Only, then press
select On.
4 Press EXIT to close the menu.
or
to
Notes:
Audio Only works only when the input source is TV and your TV is
receiving a broadcast signal.
To exit Audio Only mode, press any button. When you exit Audio Only
mode, the Audio Only option is automatically reset to Off.
Changing channel settings
Automatically scanning for channels
To auto scan for channels:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
2 Press or
opens.
to highlight Setup, then press . The Setup menu
Parental Controls
2 Press or to highlight Channel, then press . The Channel
menu opens.
3 Press
or
to select Air or Cable.
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Changing channel settings
4 Press or to highlight Auto Scan, then press ENTER. A
confirmation box opens.
Hiding channels
You can delete channels from the channel list so that your TV skips the
channels when you press CH /CH . You can still tune to the hidden
channel by using the number buttons.
To hide a channel:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
5 Press or to select Yes, then press ENTER to start the scan. A
progress box shows the progress of the scan.
Selecting the signal source
To select the signal source:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
2 Press or to highlight Channel, then press . The Channel
menu opens.
2 Press or to highlight Channel, then press . The Channel
menu opens.
3 Press or to highlight Show/Hide, then press ENTER. The
channel list opens.
3 Press or to select Air or Cable.
4 Press EXIT to close the menu.
4 Press or to highlight the channel you want to hide (the
default is to show the channel), then press ENTER to remove the
check mark from the channel.
Note: If the list has more than one page, press
the pages.
5 Press EXIT to close the menu.
or
to scroll through
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Changing channel settings
Setting up a favorite channel list
You can create a favorite channel list so you can quickly browse through
your favorite channels by pressing FAVORITE, then selecting a channel
from the favorite channel list.
To set up the favorite channel list:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
6 Press EXIT to close the menu.
7 To select a channel in the favorite channel list, press FAVORITE,
press or to highlight the channel, then press ENTER.
Adding or changing a channel label
If a channel is not already labeled, you can label the channel to make it
easier to identify. You can also relabel a channel that is already labeled.
To label a channel:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
2 Press or to highlight Channel, then press . The Channel
menu opens.
2 Press or to highlight Channel, then press . The Channel
menu opens.
3 Select the signal source of the channel you want to set up on the
favorites list.
4 Press or to highlight Favorite, then press ENTER. The
favorite channel list opens.
5 Press or to highlight the channel you want to add to the
favorite list, then press ENTER to mark the channel. A check mark
appears if the channel is added to the list. The check mark
disappears if you delete the channel from the list.
Note: If the list has more than one page, press
the pages.
or
to scroll through
3 Select the signal source of the channel you want to label.
4 Highlight Channel No. , then press or to select the channel
you want to label.
5 Press or to highlight Channel Label.
6 Press ENTER to open channel label screen. The Channel Label
screen opens.
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Setting parental controls
7 Press or to select a character, then press or to move to
the next position. Repeat this step to add more characters.
8 Press MENU to exit to the previous menu.
Checking the DTV signal strength
You can check the DTV signal strength to determine if you need to
adjust your antenna or digital cable input. The higher the signal
strength, the less likely you are to experience picture degradation.
To check the DTV signal strength:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
Setting parental controls
Parental controls let you prevent your children from watching
inappropriate material on TV. When set, parental controls read the
rating of the program (with some exceptions, such as news and sports)
and deny access to programs that exceed the ratings level you select. To
watch programs that exceed the selected rating, you must enter a
password.
Turning parental controls on or off
To turn parental controls on or off:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
2 Press or to highlight Channel, then press . The Channel
menu opens. The DTV signal strength is shown at the bottom of
the menu.
2 Press or to highlight Setup, then press . The Setup menu
opens with Parental Controls selected.
Parental Controls
3 Press EXIT to close the menu.
3 Press ENTER. The Enter Password screen opens.
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Setting parental controls
4 Press the number buttons to enter the four-digit password. The
default password is 0000. The Parental Controls sub menu opens.
3 Press ENTER. The Enter Password screen opens.
4 Press the number buttons to enter the four-digit password. The
default password is 0000. You should change the password to a
number you can remember. The Parental Controls sub-menu
opens.
5 Press or to highlight System Lock, then press or to
select On (to enable the blocking scheme you set up and to set
up the blocking scheme, otherwise the rating setting can not be
accessed) or Off (to disable the blocking scheme you set up).
6 Press EXIT to close the menu.
Setting or changing the password
To set the parental password:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
5 Press or to highlight Change Password, then press
ENTER. The password entry screen opens.
2 Press or to highlight Setup, then press . The Setup menu
opens with Parental Controls selected.
6 Press the number buttons to input old password, then input a
new password, and then confirm the new password again. The
Parental Controls sub menu reopens.
Parental Controls
Note: If you forget your password, enter 9999.
7 Press EXIT to close the menu.
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Setting parental controls
Setting parental control levels
You can set parental controls for the U.S. and Canada. The following
procedure shows how to set controls for U.S. TV ratings. You use similar
steps for controlling U.S. movie and Canadian TV ratings.
5 Press or
select On.
to highlight System Lock, then press
or
to
To set parental controls:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
6 Press or to highlight US, then press ENTER. The US settings
sub-menu opens.
Note: Select Canada to set Canadian TV controls.
2 Press or to highlight Setup, then press . The Setup menu
opens with Parental Controls selected.
Parental Controls
7 Press or to highlight TV, then press ENTER. The U.S. TV
RATING screen opens.
3 Press ENTER. The Enter Password screen opens.
Note: Select MPAA to set controls for U.S. movie ratings.
4 Press the number buttons to enter the four-digit password. The
Parental Controls sub menu opens.
8 Press
or to highlight the rating you want to block,
then press ENTER. A lock symbol appears when a rating is
blocked.
Note: On the MPAA Rating screen, press or to select the rating. That
rating and all other higher ratings are blocked.
9 Press EXIT to close the menu.
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Setting parental controls
U.S. TV ratings (age-based)
TV-Y
All children.
TV-Y7
Suitable for children 7 and older.
TV-G
General audiences.
TV-PG
Parental guidance suggested.
TV-14
Parental guidance strongly suggested.
TV-MA
Mature audiences only.
Downloading rating information
You can download rating information to use when setting parental
controls.
To download rating information:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
U. S. TV ratings (content-based)
FV
Fantasy violence.
V
Violence.
S
Sexual situations.
L
Strong language.
D
Suggestive dialog.
U.S. movie (MPAA) ratings
G
General audiences.
PG
Parental guidance suggested.
PG-13
Suitable for children 13 and older.
R
Parental guidance suggested for children
under 17.
NC-17
Not suitable for children under 17.
X
Adults only.
N/A
Movie is not rated.
2 Press or to highlight Setup, then press . The Setup menu
opens with Parental Controls selected.
Parental Controls
Canadian English ratings
EXEMPT
Exempt programming.
C
Suitable for all children.
C8+
Suitable for children 8 and older.
G
General audiences.
PG
Parental guidance suggested.
14+
Suitable for children 14 and older.
18+
Adults only.
3 Press ENTER. The Enter Password screen opens.
Canadian French ratings
EXEMPT
Exempt programming.
G
General audiences.
8 ans+
Suitable for children 8 and older.
13 ans+
Suitable for children 13 and older.
16 ans+
Suitable for children 16 and older.
18 ans+
Adults only.
4 Press the number buttons to enter the four-digit password. The
Parental Controls sub menu opens.
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Using closed captioning
5 Press or
select On.
to highlight System Lock, then press
or
to
6 Press or to highlight RRT Setting, then press ENTER.
If the program is broadcast with RRT5 rating information, the
information is downloaded automatically and can be used for
parental controls.
Note: If you want to clear the downloaded rating information, select
Reset RRT. The rating information is cleared. If rating information is
broadcast by another program, your TV downloads the new rating
information.
3 Press or to highlight Closed Caption, then press
ENTER. The closed caption menu opens.
or
4 Press or to highlight CC Mode, then press or to select
the CC mode. You can select On (turns on closed captioning),
CC on Mute (turns on closed captioning when the sound is
muted), or Off (turns off closed captioning).
5 Press EXIT to close the menu.
Tip: You can also press CCD to turn closed captioning on or off.
Selecting the closed captioning mode
To select the closed captioning mode:
Using closed captioning
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
Turning closed captioning on or off
To turn closed captioning on or off:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
2 Press or
opens.
2 Press or
opens.
to highlight Setup, then press . The Setup menu
Parental Controls
to highlight Setup, then press . The Setup menu
Parental Controls
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Using closed captioning
3 Press or to highlight Closed Caption, then press
ENTER. The closed caption menu opens.
or
2 Press or
opens.
to highlight Setup, then press . The Setup menu
Parental Controls
4 Press
On.
5 Press
or
to highlight CC Mode, then press
or
to highlight Basic Selection.
or
to select
6 Press or to select a closed captioning mode. You can select:
• CC1 through CC4—Closed captioning appears in a small
banner across the bottom of the screen. CC1 is usually the
“printed” version of the audio. CC2 through CC4 display
content provided by the broadcaster.
• Text1 through Text4—Closed captioning that covers half
or all of the screen. Text1 through Text4 display content
provided by the broadcaster.
7 Press EXIT to close the menu.
3 Press or to highlight Closed Caption, then press
ENTER. The closed caption menu opens.
or
4 Press or to highlight CC Mode, then press or to select
On.
5 Press or to highlight Advanced Selection (only available
for digital stations).
Customizing DTV closed captioning styles
You can customize the way DTV closed captioning is displayed.
To customize DTV closed captioning:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
6 Press or to select an advanced digital closed captioning
option. You can select Service1 – Service6 (displays content
provided by the broadcaster).
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Adjusting time settings
7 Press or to highlight Option, then press ENTER. The DTV
closed captioning styles menu opens.
2 Press or
opens.
to highlight Setup, then press . The Setup menu
Parental Controls
8 Press or
Custom.
to highlight Mode, then press
or
to select
3 Press or to highlight Time, then press ENTER. The time
setting menu opens.
Note: To reset the closed captioning styles to their defaults, set Mode to
Default.
9 Press or to highlight a style, then press or to adjust
the style. You can select:
• Font Style—Selects the font style
• Font Size—Selects the font size
• Font Edge Style—Selects the edge style
• Font Edge Color—Selects the edge color
• FG Color—Selects the color for the words
• BG Color—Selects the color for the background
• FG Opacity—Selects the opacity level for the words
• BG Opacity—Selects the opacity level for the background
10 Press MENU to return to the previous menu, or press EXIT to
close the menu.
Adjusting time settings
Setting the clock
To set the clock:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
4 Press or to highlight Time Zone, then press or to
select your time zone. You can select Pacific, Alaska, Hawaii,
Atlantic, Eastern, Central, or Mountain.
5 If your viewing area observes Daylight Savings time, press or
to highlight DST, then press or to select On.
The Clock row shows the current time, based on the time zone
you select. This information is based on a digital channel and
does not need to be set manually.
6 Press EXIT to close the menu.
Setting the sleep timer
You can specify the amount of time you want your TV to wait before it
automatically turns off.
To set the sleep timer:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
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Adjusting menu settings
2 Press or
opens.
to highlight Setup, then press . The Setup menu
Adjusting menu settings
Selecting the menu language and
transparency
Parental Controls
To select the on-screen menu language and menu transparency:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
3 Press or to highlight Time, then press ENTER. The time
setting menu opens.
2 Press or
opens.
to highlight Setup, then press . The Setup menu
Parental Controls
4 Press or to highlight Sleep Timer, then press or to
select the amount of time you want your TV to wait before it
automatically turns off.
Note: To turn off the sleep timer, select Off.
5 Press EXIT to close the menu.
Note: You can also press SLEEP on the remote control to set the sleep
timer.
3 Press or to highlight Menu Settings, then press ENTER.
The Menu Settings menu opens.
4 Press or to highlight Menu Language, then press or
to select the menu language you want. Options include English,
French, and Spanish.
5 Press or to select Transparency, then press or to
select the menu transparency you want. Options include 0%,
25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%
6 Press EXIT to close the menu.
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Adjusting menu settings
Labeling an input source
You can add a label to an input source to make it easier to identify.
To label an input source:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
Restoring default settings
Caution: When you restore default settings, all the settings (except the
password and parental rating) you have customized are reset.
To restore default settings:
1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens.
2 Press or
opens.
to highlight Setup, then press . The Setup menu
2 Press or
opens.
to highlight Setup, then press . The Setup menu
Parental Controls
Parental Controls
3 Press or to highlight Input Label, then press ENTER. The
Input Label screen opens.
4 Press or to highlight a preset label from several options or
select Custom to enter your own label.
5 If you select Custom, press or to highlight Custom Label,
then press .
6 Press or to select a character, then press or to move to
the next position. Repeat this step to add more characters.
7 To reset the label to the factory default, press or to
highlight Reset Label and press ENTER, then follow the
on-screen instructions.
8 Press MENU to exit.
3 Press or to highlight Restore Default, then press ENTER.
A confirmation box opens.
4 Press or to select Yes, then press ENTER.
5 Press EXIT to close the menu.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Before calling for service, check the following information for possible
solutions to problems you may experience. If none of these solutions
work, turn off the TV, then turn it on again.
Caution: Do not try to repair the TV yourself. Refer all servicing to
qualified repair personnel.
Remote control
Problem
Remote control does not
work.
Video and audio
Problem
No picture (screen is not lit)
and no sound.
Dark, poor, or no picture
(screen is lit), but sound is
good.
Solution
• Make sure that the power cord is
plugged in.
• Press POWER on the TV or the
remote control.
• Make sure that the correct video
input source is selected. For more
information, see “Selecting the
video input source” on page 14.
• Try another channel. The station
may be experiencing problems.
• Adjust the brightness. For more
information, see “Adjusting the
TV picture” on page 16.
• Make sure that the correct picture
mode is selected. For more
information, see “Adjusting the
TV picture” on page 16.
• Make sure that the antenna or
cable TV is connected correctly
and securely. For more
information, see “Connecting an
antenna, cable TV, or satellite TV
box” on page 10.
Solution
• Make sure that the power cord is
plugged in.
• Make sure that there are no
obstructions between the remote
control and the remote control
sensor on the front of the TV.
• Make sure that the batteries are
installed correctly. For more
information, see “Installing
remote control batteries” on
page 8.
• Replace the batteries. For more
information, see “Installing
remote control batteries” on
page 8.
General
Problem
Solution
One or more channels do
not display.
• Make sure that the channels are
not blocked. For more
information, see “Setting parental
control levels” on page 24.
• Make sure that the channels are
not hidden. For more information,
see “Hiding channels” on page 20.
Password has been
forgotten.
• Enter 9999 to access parental
controls, then set a new
password.
No color, dark picture, or
color is not correct.
• Adjust the color saturation. For
more information, see “Adjusting
the TV picture” on page 16.
Some settings cannot be
accessed.
• If a setting is grayed, the setting is
not available in the current video
input mode.
Only snow (noise) appears
on the screen.
• Try another channel. The station
may be experiencing problems.
• Make sure that the antenna or
cable TV is connected correctly
and securely. For more
information, see “Connecting an
antenna, cable TV, or satellite TV
box” on page 10.
TV cabinet creaks.
• When the TV is in use, the
temperature rises naturally and
may cause the cabinet to expand
or contract which can cause a
creaking noise. This is not a
malfunction.
Control buttons on the TV
do not work.
• Disconnect the power cord, wait a
few seconds, then reconnect the
power cord and turn on the TV.
Dotted lines or stripes
appear on the screen.
• Adjust the antenna.
• Move the TV away from noise
sources such as cars, neon signs,
or hair dryers.
Double images.
• Use a highly directional outdoor
antenna or cable TV.
Good picture, but no
sound.
• Make sure that the sound is not
muted.
• Make sure that the sound mode is
set to Stereo or Mono. For more
information, see “Selecting the
audio mode” on page 18.
Audio noise.
• Make sure that there is no
interference with infrared
equipment such as a cordless
telephone or headphones. Move
the infrared equipment away
from the TV to eliminate the
noise.
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Maintenance
Maintenance
Legal notices
Cleaning
• Clean your TV with a soft, dry cloth. If surfaces are extremely
dirty, use a soft cloth dampened with a weak detergent solution.
• Use an eyeglass cleaner to clean the screen. Never use alcohol,
paint thinner, or benzine.
• Before using a chemically treated cloth, read the instructions that
came with the cloth.
Specifications
Specifications subject to change without notice.
Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.
Type
Panel
TV system
Receiving channels
LCD TV
32-inch TFT LCD
NTSC-M, ATSC
VHF: 2 - 13
UHF: 14 - 69
CATV: 1 - 125
CADTV: 1 - 135
Audio multiples
Audio out
Power requirement
Power consumption
Dimensions
(W × H × D with stand)
Weight
Input ports
DTV: 2 - 69
BTSC system
6 W (2)
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
100 W
30.55 × 21.5 × 10.04 inches
(77.6 × 54.6 × 25.5 cm)
25.35 lbs. (11.5 kg)
Composite video/L and R audio (2)
S-Video (1)
Component video/L and R audio (2)
HDMI (3)
VGA/audio (1)
Antenna (1)
Output ports Audio L and R (1)
Headphone (1)
Control ports Service port (1)
RS-232 (1)
FCC Part 15
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of this
product 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.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply within 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. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced technician for help.
FCC warning
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance with the FCC Rules could void the user’s
authority to operate this equipment.
Canada ICES-003 statement
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Standard Television Receiving Apparatus — Appareil de réception
télévision ordinaire, Canada BETS-7 / NTMR-7
Notices
Specifications and features are subject to change without notice or
obligation.
For service and support call (800) 305-2204.
Legal notices
One-year limited warranty
Dynex Products (“Dynex”) warrants to you, the original purchaser of this new
DX-L32-10A (“Product”), that the Product shall be free of defects in the original
manufacture of the material or workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date
of your purchase of the Product (“Warranty Period”). This Product must be purchased
from an authorized dealer of Dynex brand Products and packaged with this warranty
statement. This warranty does not cover refurbished product. If you notify Dynex during
the Warranty Period of a defect covered by this warranty that requires service, terms of
this warranty apply.
How long does the coverage last?
The Warranty Period lasts for one year (365 days) from the date you purchased the
Product. The purchase date is printed on the receipt you received with the Product.
What does this warranty cover?
During the Warranty Period, if the original manufacture of the material or workmanship
of the Product is determined to be defective by an authorized Dynex repair center or
store personnel, Dynex will (at its sole option): (1) repair the Product with new or
rebuilt parts; or (2) replace the Product at no charge with new or rebuilt comparable
products or parts. Products and parts replaced under this warranty become the property
of Dynex and are not returned to you. If service of products and parts are required after
the Warranty Period expires, you must pay all labor and parts charges. This warranty
lasts as long as you own your Dynex Product during the Warranty Period. Warranty
coverage terminates if you sell or otherwise transfer the Product.
How to obtain warranty service?
If you purchased the Product at a retail store location, take your original receipt and the
Product to the store you purchased it from. Make sure that you place the Product in its
original packaging or packaging that provides the same amount of protection as the
original packaging. If you purchased the Product from an online web site, mail your
original receipt and the Product to the address listed on the web site. Make sure that
you put the Product in its original packaging or packaging that provides the same
amount of protection as the original packaging.
To obtain in-home warranty service for a television with a screen 30 inches or larger, call
1-888-BESTBUY. Call agents will diagnose and correct the issue over the phone or will
have an Dynex-approved repair person dispatched to your home.
Where is the warranty valid?
This warranty is valid only to the original purchaser of the Product in the United States,
Canada, and Mexico.
What does the warranty not cover?
This warranty does not cover:
• Customer instruction
• Installation
• Set up adjustments
• Cosmetic damage
• Damage due to acts of God, such as lightning strikes
• Accident
• Misuse
• Abuse
• Negligence
• Commercial use
• Modification of any part of the Product
• Plasma display panel damaged by static (non-moving) images applied for
lengthy periods (burn-in).
This warranty also does not cover:
• Damage due to incorrect operation or maintenance
• Connection to an incorrect voltage supply
• Attempted repair by anyone other than a facility authorized by Dynex to service
the Product
• Products sold as is or with all faults
• Consumables, such as fuses or batteries
• Products where the factory applied serial number has been altered or removed
REPAIR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS YOUR EXCLUSIVE
REMEDY. DYNEX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES FOR THE BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST DATA, LOSS OF USE OF YOUR PRODUCT, LOST
BUSINESS OR LOST PROFITS. DYNEX PRODUCTS MAKES NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES
WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT, ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES FOR THE
PRODUCT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF AND
CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE AND NO
WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WILL APPLY AFTER THE WARRANTY
PERIOD. SOME STATES, PROVINCES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON
HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY
TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE OR PROVINCE TO PROVINCE.
Contact Dynex:
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in some countries. All other products and brand names are trademarks of their
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