Dynex DX-PDP42-09 Flat Panel Television User Manual

42" Plasma TV
DX-PDP42-09
USE R GU IDE
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Contents
Dynex DX-PDP42-09
42" PDP TV
Contents
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Safety information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Front and right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Back. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Installing remote control batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Using the remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Setting up your TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Connecting an antenna or cable TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Connecting external equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Using your TV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Turning the TV on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Changing channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Adjusting the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Selecting the video source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Memorizing receivable channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Selecting the aspect ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Using the on-screen menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Changing the SETUP menu settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Changing video settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Changing audio settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Changing TV settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Maintaining your TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Cleaning the screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Cleaning the cabinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Video problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Audio problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
PC mode problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Legal notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
One-year limited warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of a high-quality Insignia product. Your DX-PDP42-09 represents the state of the art in television design, and is designed
for reliable and trouble-free performance.
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Introduction
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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:
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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 (such as UL, CSA, or
ETL) as suitable for your TV.
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Always 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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Safety information
Safety information
Warning
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover or back.
There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified
service personnel.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose your TV to rain
or moisture.
Caution
To prevent electric shock, match the wide blade on the power cord plug
to the wide slot on an electric outlet. If the plug does not fit, consult a
licensed electrician to replace the obsolete outlet. Do not modify the
power cord plug, or you will defeat this safety feature.
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.
Warnings
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation
exposure.
The TV should be connected to an AC power outlet with a protective
grounding connection.
To prevent injury, this apparatus must be securely attached to the
floor/wall in accordance with the installation instructions.
Always place the TV on the floor or a sturdy, level, stable surface that
will support the weight of the unit.
Installing the TV requires special skill that should only be performed by
qualified service personnel.
Customers should not attempt to do the work themselves. Insignia
bears no responsibility for improper mounting or mounting that
results in accident or injury.
Caution
The AC power plug is used as the disconnect device, so the AC power
plug shall always remain readily operable.
Read instructions
Read all of the safety and operating instructions before you use your TV.
Retain instructions
Retain safety and operating instructions for future reference.
Follow warnings and instructions
Follow all warnings on your TV and in the operating instructions. Follow
all operating and use instructions.
Water and moisture
Do not use your TV near water. For example, do not use it near a bath
tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a
swimming pool.
Cleaning
Unplug your TV before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
Use only a damp cloth to clean the exterior of your TV.
Ventilation
Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided
for ventilation, reliable operation, and protection from overheating.
These openings must not be blocked or covered. Do not block the
openings by placing your TV on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.
Do not place your TV near or over a radiator or heat register. Do not
place your TV in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or rack, unless
you provide correct ventilation or follow the manufacturer’s
instructions.
Heat
Make sure that your TV is located away from heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
Grounding or polarization
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 grounding prong. The wide
blade or grounding prong are provided for your safety. If the plug does
not fit, contact an electrician to replace the obsolete outlet.
Power cord protection
Route power cords so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched
by items placed on or against them. Pay particular attention to cords at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from your
TV.
Attachments
Use only attachments recommended by Insignia.
Stand
Do not place your TV on an unstable cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table. Your TV may fall, causing serious
personal injury and serious damage to your TV. Use only
with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended
by the manufacturer, or sold with your TV. If you mount
your TV to the wall, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use a
mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer. Your TV and
cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive
force, and uneven surfaces may cause your TV and cart combination to
overturn.
Lightning
For added protection for your TV’s 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 the antenna or cable system.
This helps prevent damage to your TV from lightning and power line
surges.
Servicing
Do not attempt to service your TV yourself because opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
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.
Overloading
Do not overload power outlets and extension cords because this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
Object and liquid entry
Never push objects of any kind into your TV through openings because
objects may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that
could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on
your TV.
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.
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Features
• 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.
Safety check
After completing any service or repair to this TV, 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 your TV dealer or local power company.
Screen protection
Your TV’s screen is made of glass. Do not drop your TV or hit the glass
screen. If the screen breaks, be careful of broken glass.
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.
End of life directives
Your new TV contains materials which can be recycled and reused. At
the end of your TV’s life, specialized companies can dismantle the
discarded TV to concentrate the reusable materials and to minimize the
amount of materials to be disposed of. Dispose of your old TV according
to local regulations.
Features
Accessories
Make sure that the following accessories are provided in the package:
• Remote control and batteries (2 × AAA)
• Composite video cable
• Audio cable
• Power cord
• User Guide
• Quick Start Guide
Front and right side
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2
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Electric service equipment
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Power service grounding electrode system
3
Ground clamps
4
Grounding conductors
5
Antenna discharge unit
6
Grounding clamp
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Antenna lead-in wire
Note to CATV system installer
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to
Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for correct grounding
and in particular, specifies that the cable ground must be connected to
the grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry
as practical.
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#
Item
Description
1
VOL +/VOL -
2
CH
3
MENU button
/CH
Press to increase or decrease the volume.
Press to change to a higher or lower
channel.
Press to open the on-screen menu.
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Features
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Item
Description
#
Description
4
INPUT button
Press to select the AV signal input. You
can select:
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VIDEO1 IN (composite Connect a video cable (analog
video and L/R audio)
composite video - 480i) to this jack
(yellow).
Connect left (white) and right (red)
audio cables to the L and R jacks.
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YPbPr1 IN, AUDIO L,
and AUDIO R
Connect component video cables to
the Y, Pb, and Pr jacks and audio left
(white) and right (red) cables to the L
and R jacks.
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YPbPr2 IN, AUDIO L,
and AUDIO R
Connect component video cables to
the Y, Pb, and Pr jacks and audio left
(white) and right (red) cables to the L
and R jacks.
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HDMI audio in
Connect left (white) and right (red)
audio cables to the L and R jacks.
10
Optical digital audio
output
Connect an optical cable from this
jack to the optical audio input jack of
a digital 5.1 audio system.
11
Composite video
output
Connect a video cable (yellow) to
this jack and to a VCR to record the
TV program.
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Audio output
Connect left (white) and right (red)
audio cables from these L and R
jacks to the audio input jacks of a
stereo amplifier or receiver.
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TV (CABLE/AIR)
VIDEO1 (REAR)
S-VIDEO1 (REAR)
VIDEO2 (SIDE))
YPbPr1
YPbPr2
HDMI1 (REAR)
HDMI2 (REAR)
PC (VGA).
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(power)
button
6
Power/Standby Lights when your TV is plugged into a
indicator
power outlet. When your TV is on, the
indicator is blue. When your TV is in
standby mode, the indicator is red.
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Press to turn your TV on or off.
IR sensor
Receives signals from the remote control.
Do not block.
Back
Function
Left side
1
OUTPUT
VIDEO DIGITAL-AUDIO
HDMI 2 IN
2
3
4
9
HDMI 1 IN
L
10
11
R
PC IN
VGA
S-VIDEO1 IN
Y/C
L
R
VIDEO
VIDEO1 IN
L
R
L
YPbPr1 IN
Y
R L
12
R
Pb
Pr
L
R
Pb
Pr
L
R
1
5
6
2
Y
YPbPr2 IN
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8
3
#
Description
Function
1
HDMI 1 IN
Connect an HDMI cable to this
connector. Supports HD video and
digital audio. Does not support 480i.
Accepts DVI video using an adapter
or HDMI-to-DVI cable (not included).
2
HDMI 2 IN
Connect an HDMI cable to this
connector. Supports HD video and
digital audio. Does not support 480i.
Accepts DVI video using an adapter
or HDMI-to-DVI cable (not included).
3
PC IN VGA
Connect a VGA (D-sub) cable from
your PC to this connector (analog
PC).
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PC IN AUDIO L/R
Connect left (white) and right (red)
audio cables to the L and R jacks.
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S-VIDEO1 IN (S-Video
and L/R audio)
Connect an S-Video cable and
connect left (white) and right (red)
audio cables to the L and R jacks.
#
Description
Function
1
VIDEO2 IN (composite Connect analog composite
video)
video (480i) to this jacks.
2
AUDIO IN (Audio L/R)
3
(Headphone jack)
Connect the audio for
composite video or S-Video to
these jacks.
Connect to an external
headphone for private listening.
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Features
Remote control
1
2
3
4
5
18
19
6
7
8
9
21
10
11
22
20
#
Button
Description
13
ENTER
Press ENTER to confirm your settings.
14
DISPLAY
Press to display a variety of current
channel and input source information.
15
Red, green,
yellow, and
blue buttons
In TV mode, press to directly access four
presets from your Favorite List.
16
CH-LIST
Press to display the channel list.
17
CLOCK
Press to display the current time on the
screen.
18
PICTURE
Press to cycle through the available
preset picture modes. Choices include
Vivid, Normal, Cinema, Sport, and User.
19
ZOOM
Press to cycle through the available
aspect ratios of the picture. Choices
include NORMAL, FULL, WIDE, and
CINEMA.
20
12
13
14
23
15
16
17
24
25
In HDTV mode, press with 0~9 buttons to
select a digital sub-channel.
21
CH +/-
Press to change the channel.
22
FAVORITE
Press to display your favorite channels
list.
23
MENU
Press to open the on-screen TV menus.
24
FREEZE
Press to freeze the current picture. Press
again to resume normal viewing.
25
COLOR TEMP.
Press to cycle through the available color
temperature presets. Choices include
Cool, Warm, and Normal.
Installing remote control batteries
To install the remote control batteries:
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1
Button
POWER
Description
Press to turn your TV on or off.
2
MTS/SAP
Press repeatedly to cycle through the
available MTS/SAP sound options,
including SAP, MONO, and STEREO.
3
AUDIO
Press to cycle through the available
preset audio modes, including
Surround, Live, Dance, Techno, Classic,
Soft, Rock, Pop, and Off.
4
CCD
Press to cycle through the available
closed caption options, including:
• Analog–CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, TT1, TT2,
TT3, TT4, or Off.
• Digital–Service1, Service2, Service3,
Service4, Service5, Service6, and Off.
5
SLEEP
Press to cycle through the available
preset times before your TV turns off.
Options include 0, 5, 10, 15, 30, 45, 60,
90, 120, 180, and 240 minutes.
6
Number
buttons
7
RECALL
Press to return to the previous channel.
8
MUTE
Press to mute the sound. Press again to
restore the sound.
9
VOL +/-
Press to adjust the volume.
10
INPUT
Press to open the Input Source menu
showing the available input sources for
your TV. Press
or
to select the
source you want, then press ENTER to
confirm.
11
EXIT
Press to exit the on-screen menus.
12
Press to enter channel numbers directly.
Press to navigate the on-screen menus.
1 Remove the battery cover on the back side of the remote control.
2 Insert two 1.5 V AAA batteries into the battery compartment.
Make sure that you match the + and – symbols on the batteries
with the + and – symbols in the battery compartment.
3 Replace the cover.
Notes
Do not mix batteries of different types.
Do not mix old and new batteries.
Remove batteries when the charge is depleted.
Battery chemicals can cause a rash. If the batteries leak, clean the
battery compartment with a cloth. If chemicals touch your skin, wash
immediately.
If the remote control is not going to be used for an extended period of
time, remove the batteries.
Using the remote control
To use the remote control:
• Point the remote control directly at your TV, within a 60° angle
horizontally (30° to either side) and within 30° vertically of the
remote control sensor on the front of your TV, and within
16.4 feet (5 m) of your TV.
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Setting up your TV
VHF/UHF Antenna
300 ohm twin-lead
300/75 ohm adapter
(not included)
75 ohm coaxial
Caution
Do not expose the remote control to liquids, direct sunlight, or shock.
Do not mix batteries of different types.
Notes
Objects between the remote control and the remote control sensor may
block the remote control signal.
The range of the remote control may be diminished if direct sunlight or
other strong light is shining on the remote control sensor. In this case,
change the angle of the lighting, move your TV, or operate the remote
control closer to the remote control sensor.
Setting up your TV
UHF Antenna
VHF Antenna
Connecting an antenna or cable TV
The antenna requirements for good color TV reception are more
important than those for black and white reception. For this reason, a
good quality outdoor antenna or cable TV is strongly recommended.
The following is a brief explanation of the type of connection that is
provided with the various antenna systems.
Connecting an outside antenna
Antenna cables come in two types: 75 ohm and 300 ohm.
75 ohm cable
300 ohm cable
• If your antenna cable has a 75 ohm connector, connect the cable
to the coaxial AIR/CABLE IN jack on the back of your TV.
• If your antenna cable has a 300 ohm connector, connect the cable
to a 300-75 ohm adapter (not included), connect the adapter to a
75 ohm cable, then connect the other end of the 75 ohm
connector to the coaxial jack on the back of your TV.
Combiner (not
included)
OUT
300 ohm twin-lead
IN
75 ohm coaxial
300 ohm twin-lead
Connecting cable TV
Your TV has a 75 ohm AIR/CABLE IN jack for connecting cable TV.
Some cable TV providers scramble the signals for “premium” (pay)
channels. To view these channels, you need a converter/descrambler
box.
If you do not have a converter/descrambler box, you can connect your
cable TV directly to your TV. If you have a converter/descrambler box,
you can connect your cable TV using an RF switch (not supplied). For
more information about connecting a converter/descrambler box,
contact your cable TV provider.
To connect cable TV without a converter/descrambler box:
1 Connect one end of a 75 ohm cable to the AIR/CABLE IN jack on
the back of your TV.
2 Connect the other end of the cable to the cable TV wall outlet.
To connect cable TV with a converter/descrambler box:
• Use the following illustration to connect a converter/descrambler
box. (The RF switch and the signal splitter are not provided.)
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Setting up your TV
Set the RF switch to the A position to watch unscrambled
channels controlled by your TV remote control. Set the RF switch
to the B position to watch scrambled channels controlled by the
converter/descrambler controls.
Two-set signal splitter
RF switch
Connecting external equipment
Connecting a VCR
Back of
TV
HDMI 1 IN
OUTPUT
VIDEO DIGITAL-AUDIO
T
HDMI 2 IN
A
L
R
PC IN
B
In
Out
VGA
S-VIDEO1 IN
Y/C
L
R
VIDEO
VIDEO1 IN
L
R
L
YPbPr1 IN
Y
R L
R
Pb
Pr
L
R
Pb
Pr
L
R
TV
Cable converter/descrambler box
Y
YPbPr2 IN
To connect digital cable TV
S-Video
cable
Audio
cable
Back of TV
AV cable
VCR
To connect a VCR:
TV cable wall jack
or antenna
To connect your antenna or digital cable TV
through your VCR
TV
1 Plug an RCA composite video cable (yellow) into the video out
jack of the VCR, then into the VIDEO1 IN (yellow) jack on the
back of your TV.
- OR Plug an S-Video cable into the S-Video out jack of the VCR, then
into the S-VIDEO1 IN jack on the back of your TV.
2 Plug RCA audio cables into the VCR’s audio output jacks, then into
the VIDEO1 IN (for video cable), or S-VIDEO1 IN (for S-Video
cable) AUDIO L (white) and AUDIO R (red) jacks on the back of
your TV.
3 Press
to turn on your TV.
4 Press INPUT, press or to select VIDEO1 or S-VIDEO1,
then press ENTER to confirm.
Connecting a VCR for recording
HDMI 1 IN
Back of
TV
TV cable wall jack
or antenna
VCR
AV cable
Audio
cable
VCR
To connect a VCR for recording:
1 Plug an RCA composite video cable (yellow) into
the VIDEO OUTPUT jack on the back of the TV,
then into the VCR’s composite video input jack.
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Setting up your TV
2 Plug RCA audio cables into the AUDIO L (white)
and AUDIO R (red) output jacks on the back of
your TV, then into the VCR’s audio (L and R)
input jacks.
3 Press
to turn on your TV.
Connecting a DVD player
Note
You can also connect the output from a digital set-top box to the
YPbPr jacks.
The component out jacks of your DVD player may be labeled YPbPr or
YCbCr. For an explanation, see your DVD player’s user guide.
Note
Only analog TV programs (480i) can be output
through the TV’s VIDEO OUTPUT jack.
Back of
TV
HDMI 1 IN
OUTPUT
VIDEO DIGITAL-AUDIO
T
HDMI 2 IN
Connecting a video camera or game console
L
R
PC IN
Back of
TV
VGA
HDMI 1 IN
L
S-VIDEO1 IN
Y/C
OUTPUT
VIDEO DIGITAL-AUDIO
T
HDMI 2 IN
L
R
VGA
L
R
VIDEO
VIDEO1 IN
L
R
L
YPbPr1 IN
Y
L
R
Y
YPbPr2 IN
Audio
cable
R L
R
Pb
Pr
L
R
Pb
Pr
L
R
R
PC IN
S-VIDEO1 IN
Y/C
L
YPbPr1 IN
Y
R L
Y
YPbPr2 IN
R
Pb
Pr
L
R
Pb
Pr
L
R
Component
cable
Audio
cable
S-Video
cable
AV cable
DVD player
To connect a DVD player:
Camcorder
Game
condole
Side of
TV
A/V cable
To connect video camera or game console:
1 Plug an RCA composite video cable (yellow) into the video out
jack of the video camera or game console, then into the VIDEO1
IN (yellow) jack on the back of your TV or the VIDEO2 IN jack on
the side of your TV.
- OR Plug an S-Video cable into the S-Video out jack of the video
camera or game console, then into the S-VIDEO1 IN jack on the
back of your TV.
2 Plug RCA audio cables into the video camera or game console’s
audio output jacks, then into the VIDEO1 IN (for video cable on
the back), VIDEO2 IN (for video cable on the side), or
S-VIDEO1 IN (for S-Video cable) AUDIO L (white) and AUDIO R
(red) jacks on the back of your TV.
3 Press
to turn on your TV.
4 Press INPUT, press or to select VIDEO1, VIDEO2, or
S-VIDEO1, then press ENTER to confirm.
1 Plug component video cables (green = Y, blue = Pb, and red =
Pr) into the component out jacks of the DVD player, then into the
YPbPr1 IN or YPbPr2 IN jacks on the back of your TV.
2 Plug RCA audio cables into the DVD player’s audio output jacks,
then into the YPbPr1 IN or YPbPr2 IN AUDIO L (white) and
AUDIO R (red) jacks on the back of your TV.
3 Press
to turn on your TV.
4 Press INPUT, press or to select YPbPr1 or YPbPr2, then
press ENTER to confirm.
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Setting up your TV
Connecting a digital cable TV box or satellite
receiver
Connecting AV equipment with an HDMI cable
Back of TV
HDMI 1 IN
Back of TV
HDMI 1 IN
HDMI 2 IN
L
L
OUTPUT
VIDEO DIGITAL-AUDIO
T
HDMI 2 IN
OUTPUT
VIDEO DIGITAL-AUDIO
T
R
PC IN
R
PC IN
VGA
VGA
S-VIDEO1 IN
Y/C
L
R
L
R
L
YPbPr1 IN
Y
Y
YPbPr2 IN
R L
S-VIDEO1 IN
Y/C
R
Pb
Pr
L
R
Pb
Pr
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
YPbPr1 IN
Y
Y
YPbPr2 IN
R L
R
Pb
Pr
L
R
Pb
Pr
L
R
AV equipment
Component cable
Audio cable
To connect AV equipment with an HDMI cable:
TV cable box
Satellite
receiver
To connect a digital cable TV box or satellite receiver:
1 Plug component video cables (green = Y, blue = Pb, and red =
Pr) into the component out jacks of the cable TV box or satellite
receiver, then into the YPbPr1 IN or YPbPr2 IN jacks on the back
of your TV.
2 Plug RCA audio cables into the audio output jacks of the cable TV
box or satellite receiver, then into the YPbPr1 IN or YPbPr2 IN
AUDIO L (white) and AUDIO R (red) jacks on the back of your TV.
3 Press
to turn on your TV.
4 Press INPUT, press or to select YPbPr1 or YPbPr2, then
press ENTER to confirm.
1 Plug an HDMI cable into the HDMI out jack of the AV equipment,
then into the HDMI1 IN or HDMI2 IN jacks on the back of your
TV.
2 Press
to turn on your TV.
3 Press INPUT, press or to select HDMI1 or HDMI2 (rear),
then press ENTER to confirm.
Note
The HDMI cable provides both video and audio signals, so it is not
necessary to connect additional audio cables for sound.
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Setting up your TV
Connecting AV equipment with a DVI connector
This connection can be used to connect a digital video source, such as a
PC, digital-capable DVD, or digital set-top box, to your TV.
Connecting a PC
For information on connecting a PC to your TV with a DVI cable, see
“Connecting AV equipment with a DVI connector” on Page 12.
Back of TV
HDMI 1 IN
Back of TV
HDMI 1 IN
OUTPUT
VIDEO DIGITAL-AUDIO
T
HDMI 2 IN
L
R
L
PC IN
VGA
S-VIDEO1 IN
Y/C
L
R
L
R
L
YPbPr1 IN
Y
Y
YPbPr2 IN
OUTPUT
VIDEO DIGITAL-AUDIO
T
HDMI 2 IN
R
PC IN
R L
R
VGA
Pb
Pr
L
R
Pb
Pr
L
R
S-VIDEO1 IN
Y/C
L
R
L
R
L
YPbPr1 IN
Y
Y
YPbPr2 IN
R L
Pb
Pb
R
Pr
L
R
Pr
L
R
Audio cable
DVI-to-HDMI
cable
VGA cable
PC
DVI output
AV equipment
To connect AV equipment with an HDMI-to-DVI cable:
1 Plug the DVI connector of an HDMI-to-DVI cable into the DVI out
jack of the AV equipment, then plug the HDMI connector into the
HDMI1 IN or HDMI2 IN jacks on the back of your TV.
2 Plug RCA audio cables into the audio output jacks of the AV
equipment, then into the HDMI AUDIO L (white) and AUDIO R
(red) jacks on the back of your TV.
3 Press
to turn on your TV.
4 Press INPUT, press or to select HDMI1 or HDMI2 (rear),
then press ENTER to confirm.
Note
To connect your TV to the AV equipment’s DVI output, you need an
HDMI-to-DVI cable or an HDMI adapter (not supplied) and audio
cables.
To connect a PC:
1 Plug a VGA (D-sub 15-pin) cable into the VGA (RGB) output jack
on your PC, then into the PC IN VGA jack on the back of your TV.
2 Plug an audio cable into the audio output jack on your PC, then
into the PC IN AUDIO L (white) and AUDIO R (red) jacks on the
back of your TV.
3 Turn on your TV and the PC.
4 Press INPUT, press or to select PC (VGA), then press
ENTER to confirm.
Notes
In PC mode, there may be noise associated with the resolution, vertical
pattern, contrast, or brightness. If noise is present, change the PC
output to another resolution, change the refresh rate to another rate,
or adjust the brightness and contrast on the VIDEO menu until the
picture is clear.
Avoid keeping a fixed image on the screen for a long period of time.
The fixed image could become permanently imprinted on the screen.
Depending on your graphics card, some resolution settings may not
allow the image to be positioned on the screen correctly.
The screen resolution of your TV is optimized during for the display
modes listed below. If the signal from the PC is a standard resolution,
the screen is adjusted automatically. If the signal from the system is not
standard, adjust the screen resolution by referring to your video card
user guide, otherwise there may be no picture.
Resolution
Vertical
frequency (Hz)
Horizontal
frequency (kHz)
640 × 400
85
37.9
720 × 400
85
37.9
640 × 480
60
72
75
85
31.5
37.9
37.5
43.3
800 × 600
56
60
72
75
85
35.1
37.9
48.1
46.9
53.7
1024 × 768
60
70
75
48.4
56.5
60.0
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Using your TV
Connecting an audio receiver or Dolby Digital 5.1
sound system
You can connect your TV’s audio to a digital amplifier or home theater
system.
Back of
TV
Using the swivel base
The viewing angle of your TV may be adjusted approximately 60° to the
left or right as shown.
HDMI 1 IN
OUTPUT
VIDEO DIGITAL-AUDIO
HDMI 2 IN
L
R
PC IN
VGA
S-VIDEO1 IN
Y/C
L
R
L
R
L
YPbPr1 IN
Y
Y
YPbPr2 IN
Audio cable
R L
R
Pb
Pr
L
R
Pb
Pr
L
R
Optical cable
Using your TV
Turning the TV on and off
To turn your TV on and off:
1 Press
(power) on the TV or remote control. The
POWER/STANDBY indicator turns blue and your TV turns on.
2 To turn off your TV, press
(power). The TV goes to Standby
mode and the Power/Standby indicator turns red.
Audio amplifier or
receiver
To connect to an audio receiver or Dolby Digital 5.1 sound system:
1 Plug RCA audio cables into the OUTPUT AUDIO L (white) and
AUDIO R (red) jacks on the back of your TV, then into the AUDIO
L (white) and AUDIO R (red) input jacks on the audio receiver.
- OR Plug an optical cable into the DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT jack on
the back of your TV, then into to optical input jack on your Dolby
Digital 5.1 sound system.
2 Press
to turn on your TV.
Arranging the cables
After connecting the cables, bundle the cables using the cable guide as
shown.
Note
If you are going to be away for an extended time, disconnect the
power cord from the power outlet.
Changing channels
To change channels:
• Press CH + or CH - on the front of your TV or on the remote
control.
To enter a channel number directly:
• Press the number buttons on the remote control.
In digital TV mode, a main (major) channel can have one or more
sub (minor) channels. Press the number buttons to enter the
main channel, press the • button (to the left of the 0 button),
then press the number button for the sub-channel. For example,
if you want to watch channel 5.2, press 5, press the • button, then
press 2.
To select a channel from the channel list:
1 Press CH-LIST. The channel list displays on the screen.
2 Press or to select the channel you want, then press
ENTER to go to that channel.
To go to the previous channel:
• Press RECALL.
Adjusting the volume
Cable guide
You can adjust the volume using the controls on your TV’s side panel or
the remote control.
To adjust the volume:
1 Press VOL+ or VOL- to increase or decrease the volume.
2 Press MUTE to mute the sound. To restore the sound, press this
button again, or the VOL+ or VOL-.
Selecting the video source
To select the video source for your TV:
1 Press INPUT to display the Input Source List.
2 Press or to select the source you want (initially select TV),
then press ENTER.
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Using your TV
Memorizing receivable channels
Channel scan creates a list of receivable channels for the current input
(antenna or cable). You need to run channel scan for each RF input to
create a list of available channels from both inputs.
To scan for receivable channels:
1 Press MENU. The main (Video) menu opens.
Picture Mode
2 Press
50
50
50
0
4
Natural
Medium
Enter
or
The Wide Screen feature lets you view 4:3 or 16:9 images in wide screen
mode. Press ZOOM repeatedly to cycle through the available screen
formats.
NORMAL—Content with 4:3 aspect is displayed centered on screen
with pillar bars on right and left.
Normal
Contrast
Brightness
Saturation
Hue
Sharpness
Color Temperature
Noise Reduction
Video
Selecting the aspect ratio
Select
Note
NORMAL is not available when you are watching a 720p, 1080i, or
1080p source.
Exit
WIDE—Content in this mode stretches horizontally to fill the entire
width of the screen while at least 95% of the image width is visible.
to select the TV menu icon. The TV Menu opens.
Channel Scan
Tuner Mode
Channel Skip
Favorite List
Cable
ZOOM—The image is typically wide format embedded in a 4:3 aspect
frame with bars on the top and bottom.
TV
Enter
Select
Exit
3 Press to select Channel Scan, then press ENTER.
Channel Scan automatically creates a list of receivable channels.
Press MENU at any time to interrupt the memorization process
(the list will not be created if the scan is interrupted).
4 Press ENTER to display the received channel list, then press
or to select a channel.
5 Press ENTER to show the channel detail information.
For digital main channels, which might include many
subchannels (for example 9-1 or 9-2) that show programs at the
same time, press with 0-9 buttons to select digital channel
(for example, 9.1).
CINEMA—Cinema zoom mode is used for viewing anamorphic content
in wide 2.35:1 format (such as on Star Wars DVD disc) on 16:9 screens.
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Using your TV
Using the on-screen menus
Your TV’s OSD (on-screen display) may differ slightly from that shown in
this manual.
Use your remote control to navigate in the on-screen menus.
OSD Language
Time Setup
English
Closed Caption
Parental
To use the on-screen menus:
Gamma
Audio Only
1 Press MENU. The main (Video) menu opens.
Middle
Reset Default
Picture Mode
Normal
Contrast
Brightness
50
50
Saturation
Hue
50
0
Sharpness
Color Temperature
4
Natural
Noise Reduction
Medium
Video
Enter
Select
Exit
2 Press or to select the icon for the menu you want. The
selected menu opens (for example the TV menu).
Channel Scan
Tuner Mode
Channel Skip
Favorite List
Cable
TV
Enter
Select
Exit
3 Press or to select the option you want to change, or the
sub-menu you want to access.
4 Press or to change the setting of the selected option, or
press ENTER to enter the selected sub-menu.
5 Press MENU to exit a sub-menu, or press EXIT to close the menus
and return to normal viewing.
Changing the SETUP menu settings
To change the SETUP menu settings:
1 Press MENU. The main (Video) menu opens.
Picture Mode
Contrast
Brightness
Saturation
Hue
Sharpness
Color Temperature
Natural
Noise Reduction
Medium
Video
2 Press
Enter
Select
Exit
3 Press or to select the option you want to change, or the
sub-menu you want to access. Options and sub-menus include:
• OSD Language—Lets you select an alternate language for
the on-screen menus. Choices include English, French, and
Spanish.
• Time Setup—Opens a sub-menu that lets you set time
options. See “To change the time settings:” on page 15.
• Closed Caption—Opens a sub-menu that lets you set
closed captioning options. See “To set the closed caption
options:” on page 16.
• Parental—Opens a sub-menu that lets you set parental
control options.
• Gamma—Lets you set the TV’s gamma correction, which
fine tunes both brightness and the red/green/blue ratio.
Settings include Middle, Dark, and Bright.
• Audio Only—Lets you turn off the picture. You can cancel
Audio Only by pressing any button on remote control.
• Reset Default—Lets you reset the TV settings to factory
default. Press ENTER to reset.
4 Press or to change the setting of the selected option, or
press ENTER to enter the selected sub-menu.
5 Press MENU to exit a sub-menu, or press EXIT to close the menus
and return to normal viewing.
Changing time settings
To change the time settings:
1 Press MENU. The main (Video) menu opens.
Picture Mode
Contrast
Brightness
Saturation
Hue
Sharpness
Color Temperature
Normal
Natural
Noise Reduction
Medium
50
50
50
0
4
Normal
50
50
50
0
4
Enter
or
Setup
Select
Exit
to select SETUP. The Setup menu opens.
Video
2 Press
Enter
or
Select
Exit
to select SETUP. The Setup menu opens.
OSD Language
Time Setup
English
Closed Caption
Parental
Gamma
Audio Only
Middle
Reset Default
Setup
Enter
Select
Exit
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Using your TV
3 Press or to select Time Setup, then press ENTER. The
Time Setup sub-menu opens.
Analog Closed Caption
Digital Closed Caption
Digital Caption Style
Time Zome
Auto Synchronization
Off
Off
Date
Time
2006/12/06
13:26:24
Cloaed Caption
Timer
Select
Back
4 Press or to select one of the time setup options, then
press or to change the setting. Options include:
• Time Zone—Cycles through the available time zones in the
U.S., including Eastern Time, Indiana, Central Time,
Mountain Time, Arizona, Pacific Time, Alaska, and Hawaii.
• Auto Synchronization—Lets you choose to have the TV
time set automatically based on the TV/cable system time.
Options are On or Off.
• Date—Press or to move to each setting, then press
the number buttons (9~0) to set the current date.
• Time—Press or to move to each setting, then press
the number buttons (9~0) to set the current time.
5 Press MENU to exit a sub-menu, or press EXIT to close the menus
and return to normal viewing.
Setting closed caption options
To set the closed caption options:
1 Press MENU. The main (Video) menu opens.
Picture Mode
Contrast
Brightness
Saturation
Hue
Sharpness
Color Temperature
Natural
Noise Reduction
Medium
Video
2 Press
Off
Off
Normal
50
50
50
0
4
Enter
or
Select
Exit
to select SETUP. The Setup menu opens.
Select
Back
4 Press or to select the option you want to change, or the
sub-menu you want to access. Options and sub-menus include:
• Analog Closed Caption—Press or to select the
type of analog closed captions that are shown. Options
include
• CC1/CC2/CC3/CC4–Shows a printed version of the dialog
and sound effects of the program being viewed.
• T1/T2–Shows station information using half or all of the
screen.
• T3/T4–Shows extended data for the station selected,
including network name, program name, program length,
and so on.
• Digital Closed Caption—Press or to select the
type of digital closed captions that are shown. Options
include Service1, Service2, Service3, Service4,
Service5, Service6, and Off.
• Digital Caption Style—Press ENTER to open this
sub-menu, which lets you make changes to the closed
captioning style. Press or to cycle through the
available settings for each option. Options include:
• Caption Style—Sets the style of the closed caption.
• Font Size—Sets the word size.
• Font Color—Selects a typeface for the text.
• Font Opacity—Specifies the opacity of the text color.
• Background Color—Selects a background color.
• Background Opacity—Selects the opacity for the
background color.
• Window Color—Selects a color for the window.
• Window Opacity—Selects the opacity for the window.
5 Press MENU to exit a sub-menu, or press EXIT to close the menus
and return to normal viewing.
Setting parental control options
To change the parental control settings:
1 Press MENU. The main (Video) menu opens.
OSD Language
English
Time Setup
Closed Caption
Parental
Gamma
Audio Only
Middle
Reset Default
Setup
Enter
Select
Picture Mode
Contrast
Brightness
Saturation
Hue
Sharpness
Color Temperature
Normal
Natural
Noise Reduction
Medium
50
50
50
0
4
Exit
3 Press or to select Closed Caption, then press ENTER.
The Closed Caption sub-menu opens.
Video
Enter
Select
Exit
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Using your TV
2 Press
or
to select SETUP. The Setup menu opens.
OSD Language
Time Setup
English
Closed Caption
Parental
Gamma
Audio Only
Middle
Reset Default
Setup
Enter
Select
Exit
3 Press or to select Parental, then press ENTER. The
password screen opens.
Password
****
TV parental guidelines ratings
Rating
Description
TV-Y
All children
TV-Y7
Children over seven years of age
TV-G
General audiences
TV-PG
Parental guidance suggested
TV-14
Parents strongly cautioned
TV-MA
Mature audiences only
Some of the age-based TV parental guidelines ratings also have
content-based ratings.
Rating
Description
FV
Fantasy violence
L
Adult language
S
Sexual situations
V
Violence
D
Sexually suggestive dialog
US MPAA ratings
Parental
Back
Rating
Description
G
General audiences
PG
Parental guidance suggested. Some
material may not be suitable for
children.
PG-13
Parental guidance strongly
suggested. Some material may not
be suitable for children under 13
years of age.
R
Restricted. Not suitable for children
under 17 years of age unless
accompanied by a parent or
guardian.
NC-17
Not suitable for children under 17
years of age.
X
Adults only
N/A
Not rated
4 Enter your four-digit password (the factory preset password is
0000). The Parental sub-menu opens.
Program Block
Channel Block
Input Block
Open V-Chip
Change Password
Parental
Enter
Select
Back
5 Press or to select one of the sub-menu options, then press
ENTER to enter the sub-menu. Options include:
• Program Block—Lets you block programs, based on
content.
• Channel Block—Lets you block the channels you select.
• Input Block—Lets you block the input type you select.
• Open V-Chip—Lets you block programs based on
downloadable ratings. (Only available in the U.S., where
Open V-Chip ratings are available.
• Change Password—Lets you change your parental control
password.
6 Press MENU to exit a sub-menu, or press EXIT to close the menus
and return to normal viewing.
Setting program blocking
Rating guidelines are provided by broadcasting stations. Most television
programs and television movies can be blocked by TV rating or
individual categories. Movies that have been shown in theaters or
direct-to-video movies use the movie rating system (MPAA) only.
Canadian English ratings
Rating
Description
C
Children
C8+
Children 8 years and above
G
General audience
PG
Parental guidance suggested
14+
14 years old and above
18+
Adult programming
E
Exempt - Not rated
18
Using your TV
Canadian French ratings
Rating
Description
G
Children
8ans+
Children 8 years and above
13ans+
Children 13 years and above
Program Block
Channel Block
Input Block
16ans+
Children 16 years and above
18ans+
Adult programming
EXEMPT
Not rated
Parental
To set up program blocking:
1 Press MENU. The main (Video) menu opens.
Picture Mode
Contrast
Brightness
Saturation
Hue
Sharpness
Color Temperature
Natural
Noise Reduction
Medium
Video
2 Press
50
50
50
0
4
Select
Parental
Back
English
Middle
Enter
Select
U.S.TV Ratings
U.S. Movie Ratings
Canadian English Ratings
Canadian French Ratings
NO
NO
Exit
Exit
3 Press or to select Parental, then press ENTER. The
password screen opens.
Password
Select
5 Press or to select Program Block, then press ENTER to
enter the sub-menu. The Program Block sub-menu opens.
Block MPAA Unrated
Block TV Unrated
to select SETUP. The Setup menu opens.
OSD Language
Time Setup
Closed Caption
Parental
Gamma
Audio Only
Reset Default
Setup
Enter
Normal
Enter
or
Open V-Chip
Change Password
****
Back
4 Enter your four-digit password (the factory preset password is
0000). The Parental sub-menu opens.
Program Block
Enter
Select
Back
6 Press or to select sub-menu you want to access or the
option you want to change. Options and sub-menus include:
• U.S TV Ratings—Opens a sub-menu that lets you block TV
programs, based on content.
• U.S. Movie Ratings—Opens a sub-menu that lets you
block movies, based on content.
• Canadian English Ratings—Opens a sub-menu that lets
you block programs, based on the Canadian (English) rating
system.
• Canadian French Ratings—Opens a sub-menu that lets
you block programs, based on the Canadian (French) rating
system.
• Block MPAA Unrated—Lets you block movies that are
unrated. Options are No and Yes.
• Block TV Unrated—Lets you block TV programs that are
unrated. Options are No and Yes.
7 If you open one of the ratings sub-menus, press , , , or
to select the rating you want to block, then press ENTER to
block the rating.
A lock icon appears in the box opposite any rating you block.
When you block a rating, all ratings below that rating are also
blocked.
8 Press MENU to exit a sub-menu, or press EXIT to close the menus
and return to normal viewing.
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Using your TV
Setting channel blocking
5 Press or to select Channel Block, then press ENTER to
enter the sub-menu. The Channel Block sub-menu opens.
To set up channel blocking:
1 Press MENU. The main (Video) menu opens.
2
Picture Mode
Normal
Analog
3
Analog
Contrast
Brightness
50
50
4
Analog
5
Analog
Saturation
Hue
50
0
6
Analog
Sharpness
Color Temperature
4
7
Analog
Natural
8
Analog
Noise Reduction
Medium
9
Analog
10
Analog
Channel Block
Video
2 Press
or
Enter
Select
Exit
to select SETUP. The Setup menu opens.
OSD Language
Time Setup
English
Enter
Select
Exit
6 Press or to select the channel you want to block, then
press ENTER to block the channel.
A lock icon appears in the box opposite any channel you block.
7 Press MENU to exit the sub-menu, then press EXIT to close the
menus and return to normal viewing.
Setting input blocking
To set up input blocking:
Closed Caption
Parental
Gamma
Audio Only
1 Press MENU. The main (Video) menu opens.
Middle
Reset Default
Picture Mode
Setup
Enter
Select
Exit
3 Press or to select Parental, then press ENTER. The
password screen opens.
Password
Normal
Contrast
50
Brightness
50
Saturation
50
Hue
0
Sharpness
Color Temperature
Natural
Noise Reduction
Medium
Video
****
2 Press
or
4
Enter
Back
4 Enter your four-digit password (the factory preset password is
0000). The Parental sub-menu opens.
Exit
to select SETUP. The Setup menu opens.
OSD Language
Time Setup
Closed Caption
Parental
Select
English
Parental
Gamma
Audio Only
Middle
Reset Default
Setup
Enter
Select
Exit
3 Press or to select Parental, then press ENTER. The
password screen opens.
Program Block
Channel Block
Input Block
Open V-Chip
Change Password
Password
Parental
Enter
Select
****
Back
Parental
Back
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Using your TV
4 Enter your four-digit password (the factory preset password is
0000). The Parental sub-menu opens.
OSD Language
Time Setup
English
Closed Caption
Parental
Program Block
Channel Block
Input Block
Gamma
Audio Only
Reset Default
Open V-Chip
Change Password
Setup
Parental
Middle
Enter
Select
Enter
Select
Exit
3 Press or to select Parental, then press ENTER. The
password screen opens.
Back
5 Press or to select Input Block, then press ENTER to enter
the sub-menu. The Input Block sub-menu opens.
Password
1
TV(CABLE/AIR)
2
VIDEO1 (REAR)
3
S-VIDEO1(REAR)
4
VIDEO2 (SIDE)
5
YPbPr1
6
YPbPr2
7
HDMI1(REAR)
8
HDMI2(REAR)
9
PC(VGA)
Input Block
Parental
Set
Select
Back
6 Press or to select the input source you want to block, then
press ENTER to block the input.
A lock icon appears in the box opposite any input source you
block.
7 Press MENU to exit the sub-menu, then press EXIT to close the
menus and return to normal viewing.
Setting blocking based on downloadable ratings
The Open V-Chip function is automatically downloaded while watching
DTV channels. this may take several seconds. The rating name (for
example Humor Level, Intelligence Level, and so on) and rating
level (for example, DH, MH, H, and so on) may be different, depending
on the information provided by the broadcasting station.
To set up downloadable rating blocks:
1 Press MENU. The main (Video) menu opens.
Picture Mode
50
Brightness
50
Saturation
50
Hue
0
Sharpness
Color Temperature
Natural
Noise Reduction
Medium
4 Enter your four-digit password (the factory preset password is
0000). The Parental sub-menu opens.
Program Block
Channel Block
Input Block
Open V-Chip
Change Password
Parental
Select
Back
4
Enter
or
Enter
5 Press or to select Open V-Chip, then press ENTER to
enter the sub-menu. The Open V-Chip sub-menu opens.
Open V-Chip
2 Press
Back
Tumbolia region, alternate US
Normal
Contrast
Video
****
Select
Back
Exit
to select SETUP. The Setup menu opens.
6 Press or to select the downloadable rating you want to
block, then press ENTER to block that rating.
A lock icon appears in the box opposite any rating you block.
7 Press MENU to exit the sub-menu, then press EXIT to close the
menus and return to normal viewing.
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Using your TV
Changing video settings
Changing audio settings
To change the video settings:
To change the audio settings:
1 Press MENU. The main (Video) menu opens.
Picture Mode
Contrast
Brightness
Saturation
Hue
Sharpness
Color Temperature
Noise Reduction
Video
1 Press MENU. The main (Video) menu opens.
Normal
Picture Mode
50
50
50
0
4
Enter
Normal
Natural
Contrast
Brightness
Saturation
Hue
Sharpness
Color Temperature
Natural
Medium
Noise Reduction
Medium
Select
Exit
2 Press or to select the option you want to change, or the
sub-menu you want to access. Options and sub-menus include:
• Picture Mode—Cycles through the available preset picture
modes. Choices include Vivid, Normal, Cinema, Sport, and
User.
Note
If you select the User mode, you can individually set the items shown
below.
Video
2 Press or
opens.
50
50
50
0
4
Enter
Exit
to select the Audio menu icon. The Audio menu
Bass
50
Treble
50
Balance
Sound Effect
0
Surround
MTS
• Contrast—Adjusts the difference between the brightest
and darkest areas of the picture.
• Brightness—Adjusts the overall brightest of the picture.
• Saturation—Adjusts the overall color intensity of the
picture.
• Hue—Adjusts the balance between the green and red color
of the picture.
• Sharpness—Adjusts the overall focus of the picture.
• Color Temperature—Press ENTER to open a sub-menu
where you can cycle through the available preset color
temperature modes. Choices include Warm, Cool, and
Normal.
• Noise Reduction—Cycles through the available preset
modes designed to reduce noise from connected equipment.
Choices include Off, Low, Strong, and Medium.
• VGA—Only available in VGA mode. Opens a sub-menu
where you can adjust the VGA settings of your TV. Choices
include:
• Auto Adjust–Press ENTER to automatically adjust the
settings to optimize the VGA picture.
• H. Position–Adjusts the horizontal position of the
picture.
• V. Position–Adjusts the vertical position of the picture.
• Clock–Adjusts the width of the picture based on the VGA
mode.
• Phase–Adjusts the signal phase, which can improve
image clarity and stability based on the VGA mode.
3 Press or to change the setting of the selected option, or
press ENTER to enter the selected sub-menu.
4 Press MENU to exit a sub-menu, or press EXIT to close the menus
and return to normal viewing.
Select
Stereo
SPDIF Type
Dolby Digital
Audio Language
English
Speaker
On
Audio Out
Audio
Variable
Enter
Select
Exit
3 Press or to select the option you want to change. Options
include:
• Bass—Adjusts the relative intensity of the lower-pitched
sounds.
• Treble—Adjusts the relative intensity of the higher-pitched
sounds.
• Balance—Adjusts the relative volume of speakers (left to
right) in a multi-speaker system.
• Sound Effect—Cycles through the available preset sound
effect modes. Choices include Surround, Live, Dance,
Techno, Classic, Soft, Rock, Pop, and Off.
• Speaker—Lets you turn the TV speakers On or Off (to
listen to the audio through an external amplifier/receiver
and speakers).
• MTS (Multi-channel TV Sound)(DTV only)—Cycles through
the available sound modes. Choices include Stereo, SAP, and
Mono.
• SPDIF (DTV only)—Lets you select the digital sound format.
Choices include PCM (external audio from AUDIO OUT (L/R)),
Off, and Dolby Digital (external audio from DIGITAL AUDIO
OUT).
• Audio Language (DTV only)—Cycles through the available
audio languages. Choices include English, Spanish, and
French.
• Audio Out—This option can be set only when the Speaker
option is set to OFF. Options are:
• Variable–The audio output from your external audio
system can be controlled by the TV’s remote control.
• Fixed–The audio output from your external audio system
can be controlled by the external audio system’s remote
control.
4 Press or to change the setting of the selected option.
5 Press EXIT to close the menus and return to normal viewing.
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Maintaining your TV
Changing TV settings
Cleaning the cabinet
To change the TV settings:
1 Press MENU. The main (Video) menu opens.
Picture Mode
Contrast
Brightness
Saturation
Hue
Sharpness
Color Temperature
Natural
Noise Reduction
Medium
Video
2 Press
Normal
50
50
50
0
4
Enter
or
Select
Wipe the front panel and other exterior surfaces of your TV with a soft,
dry, lint-free cloth. Never use a solvent or alcohol to clean your TV. Do
not spray insecticide near your TV. Such chemicals may cause damage
and discoloration to the exposed surfaces.
Troubleshooting
Operation
Problem
Remote control
does not work
• Remove obstacles between the remote control
and the player.
• Point the remote control at your TV’s IR sensor.
Install fresh batteries.
Power turns off
suddenly
• Make sure that the sleep timer is not set.
• Check the power control settings.
Exit
to select the TV menu icon. The TV menu opens.
Solution
Video problems
Channel Scan
Tuner Mode
Channel Skip
Favorite List
TV
Problem
Cable
Enter
Select
Exit
3 Press or to select the option you want to change or the
sub-menu you want to open. Options include:
• Channel Scan—Press ENTER to automatically scan for
receivable channels and create a channel list.
• Tuner Mode—Toggles between the available tuner modes.
Choices are AIR and Cable.
• Channel Skip—PressENTER to open the Channel Skip
sub-menu. When the sub-menu opens, press to select
the channels you want, then press ENTER repeatedly to hide
(with a check mark in the box), or show (without a check
mark) the channel. Repeat as necessary.
• Favorite List—Press ENTER to open the Favorite List
sub-menu. When the sub-menu opens, press to select
the channels you want on your favorite list, then press
ENTER to show (with a check mark in the box), or hide
(without a check mark) the channel. Repeat as necessary.
4 Press or to change the setting of the selected option.
5 Press EXIT to close the menus and return to normal viewing.
No picture or
sound
• Check all cable connections.
• Make sure that your TV is turned on.
• Try another channel. It may be a broadcast
problem.
• Check your antenna connection, location, or
direction.
• Make sure that the power connection is okay.
Check the wall power outlet.
Picture appears
slowly when
your TV is turned
on
• It is normal for the image to be muted during
the startup process. If the picture does not
appear after five minutes, call your Insignia
service center.
Picture is
satisfactory, but
no sound
• Check the volume level and mute setting.
No color, poor
color, or poor
picture
• Check the picture control and adjust color.
• Make sure you have provided a sufficient
distance between the TV and VCR.
• Try another channel. The problem may be the
broadcast.
• Make sure the video cables are connected
correctly.
• Check the power saving feature and restore the
brightness of your TV.
• Check the program's color features. The
problem may be that it is a black and white
movie.
Poor reception
on some
channels
• Check the antenna and its connection. If there
are problems, correct them. If all connections
are tight, the problem may be with a faulty
antenna or cable.
• The station or your cable TV provider may be
experiencing problems.
• Check for sources of interference.
• Re-orient your antenna for better reception.
Stripes or bars on
picture
• Check for interference from other electronic
devices, such as radios and televisions, and
keep magnetic or electronic devices away from
your TV.
• Check your antenna connection, location, or
direction.
Maintaining your TV
Careful and regular cleaning can extend the amount of time you can
enjoy your new TV.
Caution
Make sure that you turn the power off and unplug the power cord
before you begin any cleaning.
Cleaning the screen
Wet a soft cloth in a mixture of luke warm water and a little fabric
softener or dishwasher detergent. Wring the cloth until it’s almost dry,
and then use it to wipe the screen.
Make sure the excess water is off the screen, and then let it air dry
before you turn on your TV.
Solution
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Audio problems
FCC Part 15
Problem
Solution
Picture okay, but
no sound
• Press the volume control to increase the
volume.
• Press MUTE to make sure that your TV is not
muted.
• Try another channel. The problem may be with
the broadcast.
• Make sure that the audio cables are installed
correctly.
No output from
one of the
speakers
• Adjust the balance in the AUDIO menu.
Unusual sound
from inside the
TV
• A change in ambient humidity or temperature
may result in an unusual noise when the
product is turned on or off. This does not
indicate a fault with the product.
PC mode problems
Problem
Solution
The signal is out
of range
• Adjust the resolution, horizontal frequency, or
vertical frequency.
• Check the input source.
Vertical bar or
stripe on the
background,
horizontal noise,
or incorrect
position
• Adjust the clock, phase, or horizontal/vertical
position, or try Auto to configure these options.
The screen color
is unstable or a
single color
• Check the signal cable to make sure that it is
connected correctly.
• Reinstall your PC’s video card.
Specifications
Plasma panel Panel size
Input
connector
42-inch plasma
Aspect ratio
16:9
Brightness
1500 cd/m2
Contrast ratio
10,000:1
Max. resolution
1024 × 768
Maximum colors
16.7 million
Video/Audio (L/R) in
2
S-Video/Audio (L/R) in 1
YPbPr/Audio (L/R)
2
VGA/Audio (L/R)
1
HDMI/Audio (L/R)
2
Audio out (L/R)
1
Optical
1
Headphone
1
Power source
100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power
consumption
310 W
Standby <1 W
Dimensions
41.26 × 28.5 × 10.7 inches
(1048 × 724.4 × 272 mm)
Weight
51.81 lbs. (23.5 kg)
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.
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Legal notices
Legal notices
One-year limited warranty
Insignia Products (“Insignia”) warrants to you, the original purchaser of this new
NS-PDP42-09 (“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 Insignia brand products and packaged with this warranty
statement. This warranty does not cover refurbished Product. If you notify Insignia
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 1 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 Insignia repair center or
store personnel, Insignia 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 Insignia and are not returned to you. If service of Products or 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 Insignia 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 25 inches or larger, call
1-888-BESTBUY. Call agents will diagnose and correct the issue over the phone or will
have an Insignia-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
and Canada.
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, including the
antenna
• 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 Insignia 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
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REPAIR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS YOUR EXCLUSIVE
REMEDY. INSIGNIA 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. INSIGNIA 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 Insignia:
For customer service please call 1-877-467-4289
www.insignia-products.com
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Registered in some countries. All other products and brand names are trademarks of
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