Panasonic | TC-L50EM5 | Owner`s manual | Panasonic TC-L50EM5 50" Full HD Smart TV Black LED TV

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TC-L50EM5
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Owner’s Manual
50” Class 1080p LCD HDTV
(49.5 inches measured diagonally)
Manual de usuario
Televisión de alta definición de 1080p y
clase 50” de LCD
(49,5 pulgadas medidas diagonalmente)
For assistance (U.S.A./Puerto Rico), please call:
1-877-95-VIERA (958-4372)
www.panasonic.com/help
For assistance (Canada), please call:
1-866-330-0014
concierge.panasonic.ca
Para solicitar ayuda (EE.UU./Puerto Rico), llame al:
1-877-95-VIERA (958-4372)
www.panasonic.com/help
English
Thank you for purchasing this Panasonic product.
Please read these instructions before operating your set and retain them
for future reference. The images shown in this manual are for illustrative
purposes only.
Español
Gracias por su decisión de comprar este producto marca Panasonic.
Lea estas instrucciones antes de utilizar su televisor y guárdelas para
consultarlas en el futuro. Las imágenes mostradas en este manual tienen
solamente fines ilustrativos.
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This product incorporates the following software or technology:
(1) the software based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group,
(2) the software developed by the FreeType Project,
(3) the software licensed under the GNU General Public License, Version 2 (GPL v2) and/or,
(4) open sourced software other than the software licensed under the GPL and/or LGPL
For the software categorized as (3), please refer to the terms and conditions of GPL, as the case may be at
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html
In addition, the software categorized as (3) is copyrighted by several individuals.
Please refer to the copyright notice of those individuals at http://www.am-linux.jp/dl/DTV12UM/
The GPL software is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, without even the implied
warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
At least three (3) years from delivery of products, we will give to any third party who contact us at the contact information provided
below, for a charge no more than our cost of physically performing source code distribution, a complete machine-readable copy of
the corresponding source code covered under GPL v2.
Contact Information
cdrequest@am-linux.jp
Source code covered under GPL v2 is also freely available to you and any other member of the public via our website below.
http://www.am-linux.jp/dl/DTV12UM/
For the software categorized as (3) and (4), please refer to the applicable license terms included in the “Setup” menu on product.
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HDMI, the HDMI logo and HighDefinition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks
of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United
States and other countries.
Contents
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
Please read before using the unit
• Safety Precautions·································· 4
Getting started
•
•
•
•
Accessories/Optional Accessory················ 8
Connections········································· 11
Identifying Controls································13
First Time Setup ···································14
Getting started
This product qualifies for ENERGY
STAR in the “Home Use” setting
and this is the setting in which
energy savings will be achieved.
Any modifications to the “Home
Use” setting or other factory default
settings could result in greater
energy consumption beyond
levels that meet ENERGY STAR
qualifications.
Basic Features
Basic
TV ·········································16
• Watching
content from external devices ·····19
• Watching
• Using Media player ································20
Advanced Features
• Audio settings ······································31
• Lock settings ·······································31
• TV settings ··········································32
• Setup ·················································32
List for parental control ················34
• Ratings
Information ·····························36
• Technical
and Cleaning ·································40
• Care
·······································41
• Specifications
Asked Questions (FAQ) ···········42
• Frequently
··················································44
• Index
Warranty
• Limited
(for U.S.A. and Puerto Rico only) ··············45
Services Directory
• Customer
(for U.S.A. and Puerto Rico) ····················46
• Limited Warranty (for Canada)··················47
Support Information
Support Information
Advanced
and Setting Channels ···················26
• Editing
Labels ·········································28
• Input
to Use Menu Functions ····················29
••How
Picture settings ····································30
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Safety Precautions
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover or back.
No user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
The lightning flash with arrowhead
within a triangle is intended to tell the
user that parts inside the product are a
risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within a
triangle is intended to tell the
user that important operating and
servicing instructions are in the
papers with the appliance.
Note to CATV System Installer
This reminder is provided to direct the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for
proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as
close to the point of cable entry as practical.
Secure Ventilation
Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for ventilation, and to ensure reliable operation of the LCD
TV and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. There should be at least 10 cm of space
around the TV. The openings should never be blocked by placing the LCD TV on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface. This
LCD TV should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase unless proper ventilation is provided.
Important Safety Instructions (TV set)
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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 the 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 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.
Operate 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 television dealer or local power company.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the LCD TV.
Never push objects of any kind into this LCD TV through cabinet
slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA
that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any
GROUNDING AS PER
kind on the LCD TV.
(NEC) NATIONAL
If an outside antenna is connected to the television equipment,
ANTENNA
ELECTRICAL
LEAD-IN WIRE
be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some
CODE
protection against voltage surges and built up static charges.
GROUND CLAMP
In the U.S. Section 810-21 of the National Electrical Code
ANTENNA
provides information with respect to proper grounding of the mast
DISCHARGE UNIT
ELECTRIC
and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
SERVICE
antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of
GROUNDING
EQUIPMENT
antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
CONDUCTORS
requirements for the grounding electrode.
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
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19) An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines, other electric light, 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.
20) Unplug this LCD TV from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
a. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
b. If liquid has been spilled into the LCD TV.
c. If the LCD TV has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the LCD TV does not operate normally by following the operating instructions.
Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions as improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the
LCD TV to normal operation.
e. If the LCD TV has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the LCD TV exhibits a distinct change in performance - this indicates a need for service.
21) When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician uses replacement parts specified by the manufacturer that
have the same characteristics as the original parts. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
22) WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN,
MOISTURE, DRIPPING OR SPLASHING.
DO NOT PLACE LIQUID CONTAINERS (FLOWER VASES, CUPS, COSMETICS, ETC.) ABOVE THE SET
(INCLUDING ON SHELVES ABOVE, ETC.).
23) WARNING: SMALL PARTS CAN PRESENT CHOKING HAZARD IF ACCIDENTALLY SWALLOWED. KEEP SMALL
PARTS AWAY FROM YOUNG CHILDREN.
DISCARD UNNEEDED SMALL PARTS AND OTHER OBJECTS, INCLUDING PACKAGING MATERIALS AND
PLASTIC BAGS/SHEETS TO PREVENT THEM FROM BEING PLAYED WITH BY YOUNG CHILDREN,
CREATING THE POTENTIAL RISK OF SUFFOCATION.
24) WARNING: To prevent the spread of fire, keep candles or other open flames away from this product at all
times.
25) WARNING: Do not place this TV in any medical institutions or locations with medical devices.
Radio waves from this TV may interfere with the medical devices and cause accidents due to the
malfunction.
26) WARNING: Do not use this TV near any automatic control devices such as automatic doors or fire alarms.
Radio waves from this TV may interfere with the automatic control devices and cause accidents due to the
malfunction.
27) WARNING: Keep this TV away at least 9 inches (22 cm) from the location where a cardiac pacemaker is implanted.
Radio waves from this TV may interfere with the operation of the pacemaker.
28) CAUTION: The Power switch on this unit will not completely shut off all power from AC outlet. Since the power cord serves
as the main disconnect device for the unit, you will need to unplug it from the AC outlet to shut down all power.
Therefore, make sure the unit has been installed so that the power cord can be easily unplugged from AC outlet
in case of an accident. To avoid fire hazard, the power cord should also be unplugged from the AC outlet when
left unused for a long period of time (for example, when on vacation).
29) CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE THIS PLUG WITH A RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET
UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
30) CAUTION: USE WITH OTHER STAND MAY RESULT IN INSTABILITY POSSIBLY CAUSING INJURY.
31) CAUTION: DANGER OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS INCORRECTLY REPLACED. REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME
OR EQUIVALENT TYPE.
NOTE: This equipment is designed to operate in North America and other countries where the broadcasting system and AC
house current are exactly the same as in North America.
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FCC STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with 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 Panasonic Service Center or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution: To assure continued compliance, follow the attached installation instructions and use only shielded
interface cable when connecting to computer or peripheral devices. Any changes or modifications not expressly
approved by Panasonic Corp. of North America could void the user’s authority to operate this device.
FCC Declaration of Conformity
Models:
Responsible Party:
Contact Source:
Telephone No.:
Email:
TC-L50EM5
Panasonic Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America
1-877-95-VIERA (958-4372)
consumerproducts@panasonic.com
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation 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.
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CEA CHILD SAFETY NOTICES
WARNING
Flat panel displays are not always supported on the
proper stands or installed according to the manufacturer’s
recommendations. Flat panel displays that are inappropriately
situated on dressers, bookcases, shelves, desks, speakers,
chests or carts may fall over and may cause personal injury or
even death.
The consumer electronics industry (of which Panasonic is
a member) is committed to making home entertainment
enjoyable and safe. To prevent personal injury or death, be
sure to follow the following safety guidelines:
TUNE INTO SAFETY:
• One size does NOT fit all. Follow the manufacturer’s
recommendations for the safe installation and use of your flat
panel display.
• Carefully read and understand all enclosed instructions for
proper use of this product.
• Don’t allow children to climb on or play with furniture and
television sets.
• Don’t place flat panel displays 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 “larger than life” flat panel displays.
Care should be taken to install the display where it cannot be
pushed, pulled over, or knocked down.
• Care should be taken to route all cords and cables
connected to the flat panel display so that they cannot be
pulled or grabbed by curious children.
WALL MOUNTING: IF YOU DECIDE TO WALL MOUNT
YOUR FLAT PANEL DISPLAY, ALWAYS:
• Use a mount that has been recommended by the display
manufacturer and/or listed by an independent laboratory
(such as UL, CSA, ETL).
• Follow all instructions supplied by the display and wall mount
manufacturers.
• If you have any doubts about your ability to safely install your
flat panel display, contact your retailer about professional
installation.
• Make sure the wall where you are mounting the display
is appropriate. Some wall mounts are not designed to
be mounted to walls with steel studs or old cinder block
construction. If you are unsure, contact a professional
installer.
• A minimum of two people are required for installation. Flat
panel displays can be heavy.
Panasonic recommends that a qualified installer perform
the wall-mount installation. See page 8.
The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages media
viewing for children younger than two years. For more
details, see www.aap.org.
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Accessories/Optional Accessory
Accessories
Check you have all the items shown.
Accessories
Remote Control
Transmitter
● N2QAYB000806
Batteries for the Remote
Control Transmitter (2)
● AA Battery
Pedestal
Power cord
How to assemble (p. 9)
Owner’s Manual
Child safety
Quick Start Guide
Product Registration Card (U.S.A.)
Optional Accessory
Wall-hanging bracket
Please contact your nearest Panasonic dealer to purchase the recommended wall-hanging bracket. For additional
details, please refer to the wall-hanging bracket installation manual.
Back of the TV
15.7”
(400 mm)
Screw for fixing the TV onto the wall-hanging bracket
(not supplied with the TV)
15.7”
(400 mm)
Depth of screw:
Minimum: 0.83” (21.0 mm)
Maximum: 0.91” (23.0 mm)
M6
Holes for wall-hanging bracket
installation
(View from the side)
WARNING
● Customer assumes liability if mounting the unit themselves or if a Panasonic bracket is not used. Any damage resulting from
not having a professional installer mount your unit will void your warranty.
● Always be sure to ask a qualified technician to perform any necessary set-up. Incorrect fitting may cause equipment to fall,
resulting in injury and product damage.
● Do not mount the unit directly below ceiling lights (such as spotlights, floodlights or halogen lights) which typically give off
high heat. Doing so may warp or damage plastic cabinet parts.
● Take care when fixing wall brackets to the wall. Always ensure that there are no electrical cables or pipes in the wall before
hanging bracket.
● When using an angled-type wall hanging bracket, please ensure that there is sufficient space for the connecting cables so
that they do not press against the wall when the TV is tilted forward.
● For safety reasons, remove units no longer being used from their wall-mounted locations.
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Attaching the pedestal to TV
■ Assembling the pedestal
● Fix securely with assembly screws
● Tighten screws firmly.
. (Total 4 screws)
Assembly screws (4 of each)
A
Bracket
• Hold the bracket not to
let it fall.
C
Accessories
● XSS5+16FJK
Bracket (1)
● TBL5ZA33201
size (M4 x 15)
Base (1)
● TBL5ZX04901
Getting started
Front
● XYN4+F15FJK
size (M5 x 16)
D
Base
● Tighten assembly screws
(total 4 screws) loosely at
first, then tighten them firmly to fix securely.
Rear view
Rear side
Arrow mark
Hole for pedestal
installation
Base
Work on a flat surface
B
Removing the pedestal from the TV
Bracket
Be sure to remove the pedestal in the following way when
using the wall hanging bracket or repacking the TV.
1. Remove the assembly screws
2. Lift the TV from the pedestal.
3. Remove the assembly screws
●Accessories/Optional Accessory
■ Set-up
from the TV.
from the bracket.
WARNING
Do not disassemble or modify the pedestal.
● Otherwise, the TV may fall over and become damaged, and personal injury may result.
Caution
Do not use any pedestal other than that provided with this TV.
● Otherwise, the TV may fall over and become damaged, and personal injury may result.
Do not use the pedestal if it becomes warped or physically damaged.
● If you use the pedestal when it is physically damaged, personal injury may result. Contact your nearest Panasonic
dealer immediately.
During set-up, make sure that all screws are securely tightened.
● If sufficient care is not taken to ensure screws are properly tightened during assembly, the pedestal will not be strong
enough to support the TV, and it might fall over and become damaged, and personal injury may result.
When removing the pedestal, do not remove the pedestal by any methods other than the specified procedure.
(above)
● Otherwise, the TV and/or pedestal may fall over and become damaged, and personal injury may result.
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Installing the remote’s batteries
Close
Pull open
Hook
Note the correct polarity
(+ or -).
Caution
● Incorrect installation may cause battery leakage and corrosion, resulting in damage to the remote control.
● Do not mix old and new batteries.
● Do not mix different battery types (such as alkaline and manganese batteries).
● Do not use rechargeable (Ni-Cd) batteries.
● Do not burn or break batteries.
Power cord connection
Insert the power cord plug (included) firmly into place.
● When disconnecting the power cord, be absolutely sure
to disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet
first.
● The included power cord is for use with this unit only.
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Connections
Connection Panels
Back of the TV
Getting started
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
USB terminal
,
● For
,
,
connections, please refer to p. 12.
Antenna or Cable connection
Back of the TV
VHF/UHF Antenna
Cable TV
●Connections
●Accessories/Optional Accessory
PC terminal
or
Power Cord
(Connect after all the other connections have been made.)
VHF/UHF Antenna
● NTSC (National Television System Committee):
ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee):
Digital TV Standards include digital high-definition television (HDTV), standard-definition television (SDTV), data
broadcasting, multi-channel surround sound audio and interactive television.
Cable
● You need to subscribe to a cable TV service to enjoy viewing their programming.
● You may need to subscribe to a high-definition (HD) cable service to enjoy HD programming.
The connection for high-definition can be done with the use of an HDMI or Component Video cable. (p. 12)
Note
● When using a Cable box, external equipment and video cables shown in this manual are not supplied with the TV.
● When disconnecting the power cord, be absolutely sure to disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet first.
● For additional assistance, visit us at: www.panasonic.com/help
www.panasonic.ca
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AV cable connection
Best
To use HDMI terminals
HDMI
AV OUT
AV Equipment
e.g. Blu-ray Disc
player
HDMI-DVI
Conversion cable
DVI OUT
AV Equipment
L
AUDIO OUT
Picture Quality
R
Good
e.g. Blu-ray Disc
player
To use COMPONENT input terminals
L
red
AUDIO
OUT
white white
R
white
red red
AV Equipment
Y
red
green green
PB
blue
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
blue blue
e.g. Blu-ray Disc
player
PR
green
Basic
(Not
HD)
red
red
To use VIDEO input terminals
AV Equipment
L
red
white white
COMPOSITE
VIDEO OUT
R
white
red red
yellow
yellow
e.g. DVD Recorder
or
yellow
e.g. VCR
Audio connection
● Listen to your TV through your stereo
Stereo System
DIGITAL
AUDIO IN
Optical cable
e.g. Amplifier
PC / Computer connection (VGA)
PC AUDIO via AV1
Conversion adapter (if necessary)
RGB PC cable
Computer
PC OUT
AUDIO OUT
Audio cable
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Connect cable which matches the
audio out terminal on the computer
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Identifying Controls
TV controls/indicators
Front of the TV
Back of the TV
Changes the input mode
Chooses Menu and Submenu
entries
(Press and hold down for MENU
function)
Selects channels in sequence
Power indicator
(ON: red, OFF: no light)
Volume up/down
Getting started
Light sensor for C.A.T.S. (Contrast
Automatic Tracking System)
POWER button
Remote control sensor range is about 23 feet
(7 meters) in front of the TV set
Remote control
Closed Caption On/Off (p. 16)
Switches TV On or Off (Standby)
SURROUND SLEEP
Switches surround sound setting
MENU
Select source to watch (p. 19)
INPU
T
Displays the menu screen (p. 29)
OK
Displays Options menu for special
functions (when available) (p. 17)
Colored buttons
(used for various functions)
Volume up/down
OPTION
Selects Secondary Audio Programming
(p. 16)
Exits from menu screen
Sets the length of time after which the TV
turns to standby automatically (p. 18)
●Identifying Controls
●Connections
Note
● The TV consumes a small amount of electric energy even when turned off.
● Do not place any objects between the TV remote control sensor and remote control.
● About C.A.T.S. p. 30
Switches to USB device viewing /
listening mode (p. 20-25)
Selects/OK/Change
Go back to previous menu
Channel up/down, when viewing from
ANT/Cable source
Sound mute On/Off
Changes aspect ratio and zoom
(p. 17, 36)
Operates the Favorite channel list
function (p. 18)
Displays or hides the channel banner
(p. 17)
Numeric keypad to select any channel
Switches to previously viewed channel
or input
Use for digital channels. (p. 16)
Media Player operations
Play
Stop
Reverse/Forward
Skip Reverse/Forward
Pause
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First Time Setup
The first time setup screen is displayed when the TV is turned on for the first time after the power cord is
inserted into a wall outlet.
Turn the TV On with the [POWER] button
(TV)
(Remote)
or
or
Configure your viewing mode
Select your language
Select
Step 1 of 5
Language / Idioma / Langue
English
Español
Français
Select your language
Seleccione su idioma
Sélectìon de la langue
OK
OK
Select
Next
EXIT
Exit
Select your viewing mode (Be sure to select “Home Use”)
Select
Step 2 of 5
Set viewing mode
Please select your viewing
environment.
Home Use
Store Demonstration
OK
Select “Home Use” when using this TV in your home.
Select
Back
Next
Return
● Please confirm your selection (Home Use) before pressing the [OK] button.
■ If you select “Store Demonstration” by mistake in ,
confirmation screen will be displayed.
You are selecting the store demonstration mode.
Yes
No
If you select “Yes”, the picture mode will
regularly reset to “Vivid” and a Picture Refresh
Message will be displayed on the screen.
Select
Select
OK
OK
● Select “No” and return to previous screen .
● If you select “Yes”, screen enters the store demonstration mode.
To display the “Set viewing mode” screen again as shown above and select
“Home Use”, perform “Reset to defaults” in the “Setup” menu (p. 33)
● If you perform “Reset to defaults”, please do not unplug the AC Cord while the
TV is being reset.
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ANT/Cable setup
Select signal type (“Over-the-Air”)
Step 3 of 5
ANT/Cable setup
How does the TV receive its
programming content?
Select
Over-the-Air
Cable service(No Box)
OK
OK
Back
Select
Next
Return
Step 4 of 5
Start scanning for available
channels in your area?
Getting started
Select “Auto program” and start scanning
Auto program
Select
Auto program
Skip
OK
Auto scan may take 20 minutes or more to complete.
0%
Next
Select
EXIT
●First Time Setup
Back
Return
Exit
Scanning starts
Step 4 of 5
Auto program
This may take some time to
complete.
Status: Scanning..
Analog Channels: 1
Digital Channels: 3
2%
Return
Complete First time setup
Congratulations! You are done.
Congratulations!
■ Press to exit from
a menu screen
Setup is complete.
Enjoy your Panasonic VIERA TV.
Press OK to exit.
Back
EXIT
■ Press to go back to
the previous screen
To watch TV via a Cable box, Satellite receiver, or any other source (DVD,
DVR, gaming device, etc.), press the [INPUT] button and select the appropriate
input.
Note
● If you turn off the TV by pulling out the power cord before completing “First time setup”, “First time setup” will launch
again when you next turn on the TV.
On the other hand, if you turn off the TV with the POWER button on the TV or remote control, this procedure will not
launch again on your next power on.
● You can repeat “First time setup” by selecting “Reset to defaults” in the “Setup” menu (p. 33)
● After “First time setup”, you can also change “Language” and “ANT/Cable setup” from the “Setup” and “TV” menus
respectively. (p. 32)
● About broadcasting systems
Analog (NTSC):
Conventional broadcasting
Digital (ATSC):
Program that allows you to view more channels featuring high-quality video and sound
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Watching TV
Turn power on
(Remote)
(TV)
Note
● Please select correct input
(p. 19)
INPU
T
SLEEP
INPU
T
or
Select a channel number
OK
up
OPTION
■ To directly enter the digital channel
number
or
down
• Also available side [CH] button on the unit.
When tuning to a digital channel,
press the button to enter the minor
number in a compound channel
number.
example: CH15-1:
For Cable/Satellite box connection
- Use your connected box’s remote control.
Note
● Reselect “Cable” or “Antenna” in “ANT in” of “TV” settings menu to switch the signal
reception between cable TV and antenna (p. 27).
● The channel number and volume level remain the same even after the TV is turned
off.
■ Other Useful Functions
Listen with SAP (Secondary Audio Programming)
■ Select the Audio mode for watching TV
Digital mode
Press [SAP] to select next Audio track (if available) when receiving a digital channel.
Audio track
English (Main Audio)
(example)
Analog mode
Press [SAP] to select the desired Audio mode.
• Each press of [SAP] will change the Audio mode. (“Stereo” / “SAP” / “Mono”)
● SAP is not available when watching TV with a Cable or Satellite box connected via HDMI.
● Contact your Cable or Satellite operator for instructions on enabling SAP with their box.
Closed Caption
■ Press [CC] to cycle through the Closed Caption modes
Digital TV:
• “Off ” / “Service1 - 6”
Analog TV:
• “Off ” / “CC1 - 4” / “TEXT1 - 4”
● The selected mode is only set for the program you are watching at the moment.
● Closed Caption is not available when watching TV with a Cable or Satellite box connected via HDMI.
● Contact your Cable or Satellite operator for instructions on enabling CC with their box.
● Closed Caption settings are memorized in “Closed caption” of “Setup” menu.
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Displaying information
■ Displays or hides information. Shows the channel banner when watching programs via the
Antenna/Cable input.
Channel
Station
identifier
Program
14-1
ABC-HD
Program duration
The News 480i
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Antenna
TV-G
Input
signal
Rating
level
SAP
CC1
Favorite
channel
SAP indication
480i SD
Closed
Caption
Signal
resolution
Change aspect ratio and zoom the picture
■ Press [FORMAT] repeatedly to cycle through the aspect modes (p. 36)
480i, 480p:
• “FULL” / “4:3” / “JUST” / “ZOOM”
1080p, 1080i, 720p:
• “FULL” / “4:3” / “JUST” / “ZOOM” / “H-FILL”
PC:
• “FULL” / “4:3”
Use when the picture does not fill the whole screen (bars appears on either
side of the image) or portions of the picture is trimmed.
Note
game consoles have their own aspect (format) settings. Adjust the aspect of
the devices.
Basic
● Some content, such as film-based movies, are available in extra-wide
format. Top and bottom bars are unavoidable.
● Connected devices, such as Cable/Satellite box, DVD/Blu-ray players and
Display the “Options menu”
This menu consists of shortcuts to convenient functions.
This menu is only available when the TV is using the Antenna/Cable input, not when using Cable or Satellite box.
OPTION
Select
Options menu
Channel surf mode
All
Signal meter
Change, or
Access “Signal meter”
●Watching TV
■ Press [OPTION] to show the “Options menu”
Channel surf mode
Specify favorites or type of channels to view when pressing the [CH up/down] button.
• “All” / “Favorite” / “Digital only” / “Analog only”
“Favorite”: Only channels registered as FAVORITE.
Signal Meter
Check the signal strength if interference is found or freezing occurs on a digital image.
Signal meter
RF Channel
Signal Level
2
92
Signal intensity
Change channel
OK
● If the signal is weak, check the antenna. If no problem is found, consult your local dealer.
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Call up a Favorite channel
■ FAVORITE
Channel numbers registered in Favorite are displayed on the “Favorite List” screen. Select the desired channel
with the up/down cursor.
Favorite List
Select
14-1 ATSC-1
2-22 ATSC-03
Watch
To set Favorite channels
While viewing the channel that you want to set:
Favorite List
Select your preferred slot
14-1 ATSC-1
2-22 ATSC-03
Register
● When watching a Favorite channel, the icon “ ” will be displayed on the channel banner (p. 17).
● You can set up to 10 channels as Favorite.
● You cannot save a new channel in a used slot. If you want to change your Favorite channel, first delete the existing
channel (see below), then save the new channel in the empty slot.
To delete Favorite channels
Favorite List
Select the channel you want to remove
14-1 ATSC-1
● The icon “
Remove (while holding down)
” will be removed from the channel banner (p. 17).
■ Other Useful Operations
Password setting/entering
You need to enter the password when you access a locked channel or input.
■ Input your 4-digit password
Picture
Password
Audio
****
First time use:
Input “1234” to set
password
Lock
TV
● If it is your first time entering the password, please enter “1234”. This is the default password.
● To change password (p. 31)
● Make a note of your password. Do not forget it. (If you have forgotten your password, consult your local dealer.)
● When you select a locked channel, a message will be displayed that allows you to view the channel after you input
your password.
Set the “Sleep timer”
The TV automatically goes into Standby after the selected period.
■ Press [SLEEP] repeatedly until the desired time appears.
Note
SLEEP
● It is also possible to set the time from “Sleep Timer” in the
“Setup” menu (p. 32).
Sleep: 15 Minutes
● To cancel, set to “Off ” or turn off the TV.
● When the remaining time is within 3 minutes, the
remaining time is displayed on the screen.
• “Off ” / “15” / “30” / “60” / “90” (minutes)
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Watching content from external devices
With the connected equipment turned On
INPU
T
Display the input selection screen
INPU
T
Select the input mode
OK
Input select
Select
ANT/Cable in
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
Comp./Video
PC
OK
OK
(example)
(example)
Exit
Terminal
● You can label or skip each input mode
●Watching content from external devices
●Watching TV
Input Labels (p. 28)
• If an input is set to “Not used” (p. 28),
the input will be grayed-out on the “Input
select” screen.
● During selection, if no action is taken for
several seconds, the “Input select” screen
disappears.
● The terminal or label (name) of the
connected equipment is displayed.
Basic
HDMI 1
Select
Enter
Or, press the [INPUT] button repeatedly to cycle through the
available inputs.
Select the input of your choice, then press [OK].
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Using Media player
You can view still and motion images and play music saved on a USB flash memory.
Basic features for Media player
■ Available contents and features
Photos
Media player
Music
All photos
Photos
Media player
My Music_1
Videos
Folders
Music
My Music_2
My Music_3
Media player
Titles/Folders view
Videos
Trip1
Trip2
Trip3
Trip4
Trip5
Room
Nature1
Nature2
Nature3
Nature4
Nature5
Nature6
2010_4
2010_7
2010_9
View
Select
Slideshow
EXIT
RETURN
View Select
OPTION
Play
Select
Play Folder
USB
Info
Slideshow settings
Drive select
Media select
EXIT
RETURN
View Select
OPTION
Access
Select
Play Folder
USB
Info
Music options
Drive select
Media select
EXIT
RETURN
View Select
OPTION
Info
Video options
Drive select
USB
Media select
OPTION
Drive select
Media select
All photos
Photos
Media player
Information panel
Media player
Media player
Options menu
All photos
Photos
Media player
All photos
Photos
1/70
File name
Slideshow settings
100-0001.jpg
Date
Transition effect
15/04/2011
Photo size
Size
640x480
Drive select
EXIT
Select
RETURN
View
EXIT
Access
Select
RETURN
USB
Slideshow
View Select
OPTION
USB
Info
Slideshow settings
Drive select
Media select
Media select
EXIT
Select
RETURN
Access
USB
Photos
Music
Select
Select
OK
OK
Videos
View
Select
Slideshow
EXIT
RETURN
View Select
OPTION
USB
Info
Slideshow settings
Drive select
Media select
Displays data information
(file name, date, size, etc.)
• Information differs depending
on selected data.
Dissolve
Normal
Display interval
5 seconds
Repeat
Off
Background music
Off
View
Select
Slideshow
EXIT
RETURN
View Select
OPTION
USB
Info
Slideshow settings
Drive select
Media select
Option menu
Photos p. 22-23
Music p. 24
Videos p. 24-25
Media information
■ Inserting or removing a USB flash memory
● Insert the device
• Insert straight in
● Remove the device
USB
• Pull straight out
USB
● Media player only supports USB Mass storage class devices.
● Compliance:
•
•
•
•
Supports only USB1.1 or USB2.0 standard
Supports file format of FAT16 or FAT32
Maximum USB capacity supported is 16GB
USB Hub is not supported.
■ Compatible Data format for Media player (USB flash memory)
20
Media
Compatible format
Photo
• JPEG files (DCF and EXIF standards)
Sub-sampling
- 4:4:4, 4:2:2 and 4:2:0
Image resolution - Baseline JPEG: 15,360 (W) × 8,640 (H)
- Progressive JPEG: 1,920 (W) × 1,440 (H)
Music
• MP3 files (MPEG Audio Layer-3)
• AAC files (MPEG2-AAC / MPEG4-AAC)
Videos
• MP4 files (Video codec H.264 | Audio codec MP3/AC-3/LPCM)
• MKV files (Video codec H.264 | Audio codec MP3/AC-3/LPCM)
● For more data format information. (p. 37)
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Viewing Contents
Insert a USB flash memory
Display Media player
Select the contents
Media player
MENU
B
US
OK
OPTION
Select
OK
Media select
EXIT
Select
RETURN
Access
USB
Music
Photos
Videos
Select the data (Photos/Music/Videos)
How to view the data differs depending on data storage conditions.
Select
Select Title/Folder
Sort Folders
by Date
Photos
2010/10/23
2010/10/25
2010/11/01
2010/11/05
2010/11/10
2010/11/24
2010/12/01
2010/12/03
2010/12/20
2010/12/22
2010/11/22
Basic
Media player
2010/11/23
OK
Access
Select
Slideshow
EXIT
RETURN
View Select
OPTION
USB
Info
Slideshow settings
Drive select
Media select
(e.g. Photos)
●Using Media player
Select
Select file
Media player
All photos
Photos
OK
View
Select
Slideshow
EXIT
RETURN
View Select
OPTION
USB
Info
Slideshow settings
Drive select
Media select
(e.g. Photos)
View or play
Single view
Select
OK
■ Press to exit from
Media player
screen
■ Press to return to
Single view
Rotate
Rotate
EXIT
Prev.
Next
Select
RETURN
RETURN
StopStop
(e.g. Photos)
Thumbnail / Playback view image and operation differ depending on selected contents.
● Photos p. 22-23
● Music p. 24
● Videos p. 24-25
thumbnail view
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Photos view
Photos thumbnail
Media player
View
Select
Slideshow
All photos
Photos
EXIT
RETURN
View Select
OPTION
Features
● Start Slideshow
● View select
● Drive select
● Media select
USB
Info
Slideshow settings
Drive select
Media select
Photos playback screen
Photo status
Single view
Slideshow
Single view
Navigation Guide
Slideshow
Single view
Rotate
Rotate
EXIT
Prev.
Next
Select
RETURN
RETURN
StopStop
Stop
Single view
OK
EXIT
Select
RETURN
Rotate
EXIT
Select
RETURN
Stop
● To display/hide Guide and Banner
View select
Display the viewing mode selection screen
Select the view type
Folders
OK
● Folder view: Displays the thumbnails grouped by folders
Select folder view to display the thumbnails of the selected group
Media player
Sort Folders
by Date
Photos
2010/10/23
2010/10/25
2010/11/01
2010/11/05
2010/11/10
2010/11/24
2010/12/01
2010/12/03
2010/12/20
2010/12/22
Access
Select
Slideshow
EXIT
RETURN
View Select
OPTION
2010/11/22
Select
2010/11/23
Display thumbnails of the
selected folder
USB
Info
Slideshow settings
Drive select
Media select
• To return to the thumbnail of all photos
OK
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Slideshow settings
Display the “Slideshow settings” screen
OPTION
Select the items and set
Select
Slideshow settings
Transition effect
Dissolve
Photo size
Normal
Display interval
5 seconds
Repeat
Off
Background music
Off
Settings
Transition effect
Repeat
Background
music
• Picture quality may become lower depending on the slideshow settings.
• Picture setting may not work depending on the slideshow settings.
●Using Media player
Display interval
Item Description
Selects the transition effect shown between photos
(“None” / “Dissolve” / “Wipe =” / “Wipe +” / “Wipe ±” / “Wipe ≠” / “Box in” / “Box out” /
“Random”)
“Dissolve” : The photo is replaced by an indefinite block unit
“Wipe =” : The next photo slides over the preceding clip from left to right.
“Wipe +” : The next photo slides over the preceding clip from right to left.
“Wipe ±” : The next photo slides over the preceding clip from bottom to top.
“Wipe ≠” : The next photo slides over the preceding clip from top to bottom.
“Box in” : A box shape expands from each of the four corners toward the center.
“Box out” : A box shape expands from the center of each quadrant toward the corners of each
quadrant.
“Random” : Each transition mode is performed randomly.
Selects enlarged or normal viewing mode on Single view and Slideshow
(“Zoom” / “Normal”)
• Depending on the photo size, the photo may not be enlarged.
Sets the interval for each image to be displayed in the Slideshow mode.
(“5” / “10” / “15” / “30” / “60” / “90” / “120” seconds)
Turn the slideshow repeat (cycle) function on or off
(“Off ” / “On”).
Selects the background music during Photo mode
(“Off ” / “Type 1” / “Type 2” / “Type 3”)
• “Type 1”, “Type 2” and “Type 3” are the fixed music each installed in this TV.
Basic
Photo size
Change
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Music view
Music thumbnail
Media player
My Music_1
My Music_2
Play
Select
Play Folder
Folders
Music
Features
● Play folder
● Drive select
● Media select
My Music_3
EXIT
RETURN
View Select
OPTION
USB
Info
Music options
Drive select
Media select
Music playback screen
Navigation area
AAAAAA
BBBBBBB
XXXXXXX
Reverse
Forward
Play/Pause
Stop
EXIT
00:00.05 / 00:00.49
RETURN
EXIT
RETURN
Artist name
• Forward/Reverse
Five levels of 1 to 5 (x2, x5, x30, x70,
x100) are available.
Elapsed time of current song
Album name
● To display/hide Guide and Banner
Song name
Music options
Display the “Music options”
screen
OPTION
Set the play repeat function to your preference
■ Repeat (“Off ” / “One” / “Folder”)
Music options
Repeat
Off
Select
Videos view
Videos thumbnail
Media player
Titles/Folders view
Videos
Trip1
Trip2
Trip3
Trip4
Trip5
Room
Nature1
Nature2
Nature3
Nature4
Nature5
Nature6
2010_4
2010_7
● Play folder
● Drive select
● Media select
● Aspect change
2010_9
Access
Select
Play Folder
EXIT
RETURN
View Select
OPTION
Info
Video options
Drive select
Features
USB
Media select
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Videos playback screen
USB
The Movie.mp4
00:00.10
00:00.03
Video banner
Drive type (USB)
USB
EXIT
The Movie.mp4
00:00.10
RETURN
00:00.03
File name
Elapsed time of current movie
Navigation area
Reverse
Forward
Play/Pause
Stop
EXIT
RETURN
● Subtitles are not supported.
● To display/hide Guide and Banner
• Forward/Reverse
Five levels of 1 to 5 (x2, x5, x30, x70, x100)
are available.
Video options
Display the “Video options”
screen
OPTION
Select the items and set
Select
Video options
Multi audio
Change
Screen format
Settings
Multi audio
Repeat
Item Description
Selects between selectable sound tracks (if available)
• Selections depend on the contents you are watching.
Sets the aspect to your viewing preference
• Selections depend on the type of signal you are
watching, SD or HD.
Playback repeat
(“Off ” / “On”).
Other settings in Media player
Display the menu
Set
■ Adjust the Picture and Audio
MENU
example: “Picture” menu
“Picture” / “Audio” menu
Picture
Select the item
Picture
Audio
●Using Media player
Screen format
Off
Basic
Repeat
(p. 30-31)
Reset to defaults
Picture mode
Audio
Select
Next
Vivid
Back light
100
Contrast
100
Brightness
60
Color
60
Tint
Lock
0
Sharpness
10
Color temp.
TV
Picture
Cool
OK
OK
/ Select
Return
Select
Adjust
● Some items are grayed out to indicate that these
items are not available. Availability depends on the
contents you are enjoying.
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Editing and Setting Channels
The current channel settings can be changed according to your needs and reception conditions.
Auto program
Display the menu
MENU
MENU
Select “TV”
OK
Picture
Audio
Lock
ANT in
Manual program
MTS
Stereo
Audio Language
English
Preferred audio type
TV
Select
Antenna
Auto program
Next
Main Audio
Setup
TV
OK
OK
/ Select
Exit
Select “ANT in”, then select “Antenna” or “Cable”
Picture
Audio
Lock
ANT in
Antenna
Auto program
Stereo
MTS
Audio Language
Preferred audio type
TV
Select
Manual program
Select
English
Main Audio
Setup
/ Select
TV
Return
Select “Auto program”
Picture
Audio
Lock
■ Press to exit from
a menu screen
ANT in
Manual program
Stereo
MTS
Audio Language
Preferred audio type
TV
Scan
Antenna
Auto program
Select
English
Main Audio
Setup
TV
OK
Scan
/ Select
Return
Automatically searches and adds available channels to the memory.
● After the scan is complete, all
Picture
previously saved channels will be
Status: Scanning...
Antenna
Audio
erased.
Analog Channels : 0
Digital Channels : 0
● To cancel scanning process
Lock
2%
TV
Setup
Auto program
Cancel
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Manual program
Display the menu
MENU
MENU
Select “TV”
OK
Picture
ANT in
Select
Antenna
Auto program
Audio
Manual program
Stereo
MTS
Lock
Audio Language
Next
English
Main Audio
●Editing and Setting Channels
Preferred audio type
TV
Setup
TV
OK
OK
/ Select
Exit
Select “ANT in”, then select “Antenna” or “Cable”
Picture
ANT in
Antenna
Auto program
Audio
Select
Manual program
Stereo
MTS
Lock
Audio Language
Preferred audio type
TV
Select
English
Main Audio
Setup
/ Select
TV
Return
Select “Manual program”
Picture
ANT in
Stereo
MTS
Audio Language
Preferred audio type
TV
Advanced
Manual program
Lock
■ Press to exit from
Enter
Antenna
Auto program
Audio
Select
English
Main Audio
Setup
a menu screen
TV
OK
OK
/ Select
Return
Select the channel you want to set/remove from the
channel list
2
Analog
3
Analog
4
Analog
5
Analog
6
Analog
7
Analog
8
Analog
9
Analog
10
Analog
Set/Remove
Select
: channel will be removed from the channel list
(You cannot select the channel using [CH up/down]
button.)
: channel will remain on the channel list
To change channel list pages
Previous page
Next page
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Input Labels
You can label the terminal with the type of equipment connected to it. This makes selecting the correct input easier
(Input select p. 19).
You can also skip any unused terminal with this feature.
Display the menu
MENU
MENU
Select “Setup”
OK
Picture
Audio
Lock
Language
Select
English
Timer set
Closed caption
Input labels
Next
HDMI control
TV
About
Setup
Reset to defaults
Setup
OK
OK
/ Select
Exit
Select “Input labels”
Picture
Audio
Lock
Language
Next
English
Timer set
Closed caption
Input labels
Select
HDMI control
TV
About
Setup
Reset to defaults
Setup
OK
OK
/ Select
Return
Select an input terminal and set
Picture
Audio
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
Comp./Video
Lock
■ Press to exit from
a menu screen
PC
Blu-ray
DVD
Set
Game
Not used
Select
TV
Setup
Input labels
/ Select
Return
● The labels you set will be displayed in the “Input select” screen (p. 19).
● If “Not used” is selected, you cannot select the mode.
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How to Use Menu Functions
Various menus allow you to make changes to video, audio, and other settings to help you enjoy a TV
viewing experience best suited for you.
Display the menu
MENU
● Shows the functions that can be adjusted.
● Some functions will be disabled depending on the
type of input signal.
MENU
OK
Menu structure
Menu bar
Press [OK] or [right cursor] to move to the menu items
Audio
Lock
TV
Setup
Reset to defaults
Picture mode
Vivid
Back light
100
Contrast
100
Brightness
60
Color
60
Tint
0
Sharpness
Menu items
Press [OK] to enter submenu page if
available.
Intensity bar
70
Color temp.
Picture
Cool
OK
OK
/ Select
Exit
Item option
Operation guide
(example: “Picture” menu)
Select the menu
Picture
Picture settings
Audio
Audio settings
Lock
Lock settings (Channel, Game, Program, etc.)
TV
TV settings (Tuning, Audio mode & language)
Setup
Setup (other settings)
Advanced
Move to menu item
Select
■ Press to exit
from a menu
screen
Select a menu item, then adjust or select the option
Picture
Audio
Lock
TV
■ Press to go back
Setup
Reset to defaults
Picture mode
Vivid
Back light
100
Contrast
100
Brightness
60
Color
60
Tint
Select item
70
Color temp.
Picture
Adjust or select option
0
Sharpness
to the previous
screen
●How to Use Menu Functions
●Input Labels
Picture
Cool
OK
OK
/ Select
Return
● Some items have submenus, press [OK] or [right cursor] to enter the submenu.
Picture
Audio
Lock
A.I. Picture
On
C.A.T.S.
On
Video NR
On
Enter submenu
Advanced picture
TV
Setup
Picture
OK
OK
/ Select
Return
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Picture settings
Adjust the image or picture quality
Settings
Items
Reset to defaults
Picture mode
Vivid
Standard
Cinema
Game
Custom (Photo)
Back light
Contrast,
Brightness,
Color, Tint,
Sharpness
Color temp.
A.I. picture
C.A.T.S.
Video NR
Advanced
picture
Item Description
Resets all picture adjustments to factory default settings.
Press the [OK] button to proceed.
Provides enhanced picture contrast and sharpness for viewing in a well-lit room.
Recommended for normal viewing conditions with subdued room lighting.
For watching movies in a darkened room. It provides a soft, film-like picture.
For playing video games.
Customizes each item according to your preference.
Photo is displayed in JPEG menu (full screen).
Adjusts the luminance of the back light.
Adjusts the color, brightness, etc. for each picture mode to suit your preference
• Display range
Cool/
Normal/
Warm
Off/
On
Off/
On
Off/
On
3D Y/C Filter
Color matrix
Black level
MPEG NR
3:2 pulldown
Aspect
adjustments
Contrast/Brightness/Color/Sharpness
: 0 - 100
Tint
: -50 - +50
Selects a choice of Cool (blue), Normal, or Warm (red) color.
Controls dark areas without affecting the black level or brightness in the overall
picture.
Automatically adjusts the screen brightness according to the ambient lighting
condition.
Reduces noise, commonly called snow. Leave it off when receiving a strong signal.
Off/
On
SD/
HD
Dark/
Light
Off/
On
Off/
Auto
Screen format
Minimizes noise and cross-color in the picture.
Selects image resolution of component-connected devices.
SD: Standard-Definition
HD: High-Definition
Only used with 480p video signal.
Selects Dark or Light. Valid only for external input signals.
Reduces picture noise in MPEG-compressed video.
• For Digital TV only
Adjusts the picture recorded in 24 fps for optimum quality.
FULL/4:3/JUST/
ZOOM/H-FILL
H size
(displayed when
the input signal
is SD)
Size 1/Size 2
HD size
(displayed when
the input signal
is HD)
Size 1/Size 2
Zoom
adjustments
V-position/
V-size
Changes the format (aspect ratio).
Lets you choose the aspect depending on
the format of received signal. (p. 36)
Adjusts the horizontal display range to
reduce noise of both side edges of an
image.
Size 2: Adjusts the image size according
to the aspect mode to reduce noise.
(p. 36)
Selects between 95 % (Size 1) or 100 %
(Size 2) for the scanning area with Highdefinition signal.
Select “Size 1” if noise is generated on the
edges of the screen.
• Size 1: Selected item for “HD size”.
Scanning 95 %
• Size 2: Selected item for “HD size”.
Scanning 100 %
Adjusts vertical alignment and size when
aspect setting is “Zoom”.
• Some menus are grayed out depending on the input signal or condition.
(e.g. “3:2 pulldown” will be grayed out if the input signal is high-definition or you are viewing photos, etc.)
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Audio settings
Adjust Audio quality
Settings
Items
Reset to defaults
Item Description
Bass
Treble
Balance
Surround
Increases or decreases the bass response.
TV speakers
Resets “Bass”, “Treble”, “Balance”, “Surround” and “TV speakers” adjustments to
factory default settings.
Press the [OK] button to proceed.
Increases or decreases the treble response.
Emphasizes the left / right speaker volume.
Enhances audio L/R response when listening to stereo.
Off/
On
Off/
On
Off/
Dolby Digital/
PCM
Audio input
HDMI1-2 in
Lock settings
Locks specified channels or shows to prevent children from watching
objectionable content.
You will be asked to enter your password each time you display the “Lock” menu.
• Password setting/entering p. 18
●How to Use Menu Functions
SPDIF Type
Switches to “Off” when using external speakers.
Off: “Surround” does not work if “Off” is selected.
• “Bass”, “Treble” and “Balance” will be grayed out when “TV speakers” is set to “Off”.
SPDIF: A protocol and physical interface for digital audio signal
Selects the initial setting for digital audio output signal from DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
terminal
PCM: Digital output signal is fixed to PCM.
Dolby Digital: Digital output signal is fixed to Dolby Digital.
• When TV receives NTSC signal, the output is PCM.
• For Digital TV or Video mode
The default setting is “Digital” for the HDMI connection. (Digital
Digital/
input signal)
Analog
Select audio input terminal when DVI cable is connected.
(Analog audio input signal)
Set “Custom” in “Mode” to specify “Channel”, “Program” and “Input”.
Settings
Items
Item Description
Unlocks all the Lock settings of “Channel”, “Program” and “Input”.
Mode
Off
Locks all the inputs regardless of the Lock settings of “Channel”, “Program” and
All
Inputs
Change
password
Mode
U.S.TV Ratings
U.S. Movie
Ratings
C.E.L.R.
C.F.L.R.
HDMI1-2/
Comp./Video/
PC
“Input”.
Locks specified inputs of “Channel”, “Program” and “Input”.
Advanced
Channel
(These channels
will be blocked
regardless of the
program rating.)
Program
(To set a rating
level)
Custom
Channel
Select a channel to lock.
Set program lock status. “V-chip” technology enables restricted
shows to lock according to TV ratings.
On: Set each rating level (U.S.TV Ratings, U.S. Movie Ratings,
C.E.L.R., C.F.L.R.)
U.S. TV program ratings.
Off/On
U.S. movie ratings.
Canadian English ratings.
For more information
(p. 34-35)
Canadian French ratings.
Locks external inputs accordingly.
Changes the password. Input the new 4-digit password twice.
• This television is designed to support the “Downloadable U.S. Region Rating System” when available.
(Available only in the U.S.A.)
• The Off rating is independent of other ratings.
• When placing a lock on a specific-age-based-rating level, the Off rating and any other more restrictive ratings will also
be blocked.
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TV settings
Tuning, setting audio mode & language
Settings
Items
ANT in
Cable/Antenna
Item Description
Auto program
See p. 26-27 for more detail.
Manual Program
MTS
Stereo/
SAP/
Mono
Selects the Audio mode for watching TV (p. 16)
Audio Language
English/
Español/
Français
Selects the language for TV programs
Preferred audio
type
Main Audio/
Hearing
Impaired/
Visually
Impaired
Narration settings for impaired users
Hearing Impaired: Activates closed captioning when available on broadcasts.
Visual Impaired: Activates the narration soundtrack when available on broadcasts.
• For Digital TV only
Other function settings
Setup
Settings
Items
Item Description
Language
English/
Español/
Français
Selects the screen menu language.
Timer Set
Sleep Timer
Off/15/30/60/90
(minutes)
Sets the period after which the TV will turn off automatically.
No signal for
10 minutes
Stay on/
Power TV off
To conserve energy, the TV automatically turns off when NO
SIGNAL and NO OPERATION continue for more than 10
minutes.
• The on-screen display will flash 3, 2 and 1 to indicate the last
three (3) remaining minutes prior to the shut-off.
No activity for
3 hours
Stay on/
Power TV off
To conserve energy, the TV automatically turns off when no
operation of remote and back panel key continues for more
than 3 hours.
• The on-screen display will flash 3, 2 and 1 to indicate the last
three (3) remaining minutes prior to the shut-off.
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Settings
Items
Item Description
• The television includes a built-in decoder that is capable of providing a text display of the audio. The program being
viewed must be transmitting the Closed Caption (CC) information. (p. 38)
• The settings in “Analog” or “Digital” depend on the broadcaster.
Closed Caption
Off/
CC1-4/
TEXT1-4
Choose the Closed Caption service of Analog broadcasting.
CC1-4: Information related to pictures (Appears at the bottom
of the screen)
T1-4: Textual information (Appears over the entire screen)
Digital Closed
Caption
Off/
Service1-6
The Digital Closed Caption menu lets you configure the way
you choose to view the digital captioning.
Digital Caption
Setting
(Set display
settings in digital
program)
Caption Style:
Auto
The default settings are displayed.
Caption Style:
Custom
You can personalize below items to your preference:
Font Size
Font Style
Font Color
Font Opacity
Background Color
Background Opacity
Outline Color
Outline Opacity
Input labels
See p. 28 for more detail.
HDMI control
CEC function
Off/
On
On: The TV will automatically switch to the appropriate HDMI
input whenever an HDMI connected equipment is initially
turned on and the Play mode is selected.
Power Off Link
No/
Yes
On: When the TV is turned off, all HDMI connected equipment
is also automatically turned off.
• A Panasonic DVD Recorder will not turn off if it is still in Rec
mode.
• The TV remains on even if the HDMI connected equipment is
turned off.
Displays TV version and software license.
Reset to
defaults
Performing reset will clear all settings made in the “Setup” menu, such as
channel settings.
After reset, “First time setup” will launch when you next power on the TV
(p. 14).
• Password setting/entering (p. 18)
Advanced
About
●How to Use Menu Functions
Analog Closed
Caption
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Ratings List for parental control
“V-chip” technology enables you to lock channels or shows according to standard ratings set by the
entertainment industry.
■ U.S. TV PROGRAMS RATINGS (U.S. TV Ratings)
Age-based
Group
NR
(Not Rated)
Age-based
Ratings
Possible Content
Selections
Description
TV-NR
● Viewable
● Blocked
Not Rated.
TV-Y
● Viewable
● Blocked
All children. The themes and elements in this program are
specifically designed for a very young audience, including
children from ages 2-6.
Youth
TV-Y7
TV-G
TV-PG
● FV Blocked
● Viewable
● Blocked
● Viewable
● Blocked
● D,L,S,V (all
selected)
● Any combination of
D, L, S, V
Guidance
TV-14
● D,L,S,V (all
selected)
● Any combination of
D, L, S, V
TV-MA
● L,S,V (all selected)
● Any combination of
L, S, V
Directed to older children. Themes and elements in this program
may include mild physical or comedic violence, or may frighten
children under the age of 7.
General audience. It contains little or no violence, no strong
language, and little or no sexual dialogue or situations.
Parental guidance suggested. The program may contain
infrequent coarse language, limited violence, some suggestive
sexual dialogue and situations.
Parents strongly cautioned. This program may contain
sophisticated themes, sexual content, strong language and more
intense violence.
Mature audiences only. This program may contain mature
themes, profane language, graphic violence, and explicit sexual
content.
FV: Fantasy/Cartoon Violence.
V: Violence
S: Sex
L: Offensive Language
D: Dialogue with sexual content.
■ U.S. MOVIE RATINGS
NR
G
PG
PG-13
R
NC-17
X
NO RATING (NOT RATED) AND NA (NOT APPLICABLE) PROGRAMS. Movie which has not been rated
or where rating does not apply.
GENERAL AUDIENCES. All ages admitted.
PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED. Some material may not be suitable for children.
PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
RESTRICTED. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
NO ONE 17 AND UNDER ADMITTED.
ADULTS ONLY.
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■ CANADIAN ENGLISH RATINGS (C. E. L. R.)
E
Exempt - Exempt programming includes: news, sports, documentaries and other information
programming, talk shows, music videos, and variety programming.
C
Programming intended for children under age 8. No offensive language, nudity or sexual content.
C8+
G
Programming generally considered acceptable for children 8 years and over. No profanity, nudity or sexual
content.
General programming, suitable for all audiences.
PG
Parental Guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
14+
Programming contains themes or content which may not be suitable for viewers under the age of 14.
Parents are strongly cautioned to exercise discretion in permitting viewing by pre-teens and early teens.
18+
18+ years old. Programming restricted to adults. Contains constant violence or scenes of extreme
violence.
CANADIAN FRENCH RATINGS (C. F. L. R.)
E
G
8 ans+
13 ans+
16 ans+
18 ans+
Exempt - Exempt programming.
General - Programming intended for audience of all ages. Contains no violence, or the violence content is
minimal or is depicted appropriately.
8+ General - Not recommended for young children. Programming intended for a broad audience but
contains light or occasional violence. Adult supervision recommended.
Programming may not be suitable for children under the age of 13 - Contains either a few violent scenes
or one or more sufficiently violent scenes to affect them. Adult supervision strongly suggested.
Programming may not be suitable for children under the age of 16 - Contains frequent scenes of violence
or intense violence.
Programming restricted to adults. Contains constant violence or scenes of extreme violence.
per FCC Rules Section15.120(e)(2). If the option of blocking “NR” programs is chosen “unexpected and possibly confusing
results may occur, and you may not receive emergency bulletins or any of the following types of programming:”
• Locally originated programming
• News
• Political
• Public Service Announcements
• Religious
• Sports
• Weather
● Ratings List for parental control
Caution
● The V-Chip system that is used in this set is capable of blocking “NR” programs (non rated, not applicable and none) as
Support Information
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Technical Information
Aspect Ratio (FORMAT)
Press the [FORMAT] button repeatedly to cycle through the aspect modes. This lets you choose the aspect depending on
the format of the received signal and your preference. (p. 17)
(e.g.: in case of 4:3 image)
● JUST
● ZOOM
JUST
Stretches to justify the 4:3 image to the four corners of the
screen.
(Recommended for normal TV broadcast)
● FULL
ZOOM
Enlarges the 4:3 image to the entire screen.
(Recommended for Letter Box)
● H-FILL
FULL
H-FILL
Enlarges the 4:3 image horizontally to the screen’s side edges. Enlarges the 4:3 image horizontally to the screen’s side edges.
(Recommended for anamorphic picture)
The side edges of the image are cut off.
● 4:3
Note
● 480i (4:3), 480i (16:9), 480p (4:3), 480p (16:9):
FULL, JUST, 4:3 or ZOOM
● 1080p / 1080i / 720p:
Side bar
FULL, H-FILL, JUST, 4:3 or ZOOM
Standard
(Note that “Image retention” of the side bar may occur from
displaying it for a long time.)
● Zoom adjustments
Vertical image position and size can be adjusted when the aspect is set to “ZOOM”.
• Select “Zoom adjustments” from “Aspect adjustments” in “Advanced picture” of “Picture” menu. (p. 30)
V-position: Vertical position adjustment
V-size: Vertical size adjustment
● To reset the aspect ratio
(OK)
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H size
● Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Size 1
Size 2
● The width will be decreased on both sides to
reduce noise.
● Aspect Ratio: FULL/JUST(H-FILL/ZOOM)
Size 1
Size 2
● The width will be increased on both sides to
reduce noise.
See page 30 for more information.
Data format information
● Compatible Data format for Media player (USB flash memory) p. 20
DCF (Design rule for camera file system): A Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association’s standard
EXIF: Exchangeable Image File Format
Note
● The picture may not appear correctly on this TV depending on the recording equipment used.
● Display may take some time when there are many files and folders.
● The function (Media player) cannot display Motion JPEG and still image not DCF formatted (i.e. TIFF, BMP).
● Data modified with a PC may not be displayed.
● Images imported from a PC must be compatible with EXIF 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2.
● Partly degraded files might be displayed at a reduced resolution.
● All “.JPG” extension data in the USB flash memory will be read in Photo viewer Mode.
● The folder and file names may be different depending on the digital camera used.
● Do not use two-byte characters or other special codes.
USB flash memory warning messages
Message
Meaning
This operation is not possible
● Your operation is not available.
Cannot read file
● Technical Information
No Device Inserted
● The file is broken or unreadable.
● The TV does not support the format.
● Confirm USB device is inserted correctly.
Support Information
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HDMI connection
HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) allows you to enjoy high-definition digital images and high-quality sound by connecting
the TV unit and HD devices.
HDMI-compatible equipment (*1) with an HDMI or DVI output terminal, such as a Cable or Satellite box or a DVD player, can be
connected to the HDMI connector using an HDMI compliant (fully wired) cable.
● HDMI is the world’s first complete digital consumer AV interface complying with a non-compression standard.
● If the external equipment has only a DVI output, connect to the HDMI terminal via a DVI to HDMI adapter cable (*2).
● When the DVI to HDMI adapter cable is used, connect the audio cable to the audio input terminal.
● Audio settings can be made on the “HDMI1 input” or “HDMI2 input” menu screen. (p. 31)
Applicable audio signal sampling frequencies (L.PCM): 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz
(*1): The HDMI logo is displayed on an HDMI-compliant device.
(*2): Enquire at your local digital equipment retailer shop.
Caution
● All signals are reformatted before being displayed on the screen.
● If the connected device has an aspect adjustment function, set the aspect ratio to “16:9”.
● These HDMI connectors are “type A”.
● These HDMI connectors are compatible with HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) copyright protection.
● A device having no digital output terminal may be connected to the input terminal of either “COMPONENT”, or “VIDEO” to
receive analog signals.
● The HDMI input terminal can be used with only the following image signals:
480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p.
Match the output setting of the digital device.
● If the HDMI 2 terminal is connected with an ARC equipment but “SPDIF Type” in the “Audio” menu is set to “Off”, no audio will
be output from the ARC equipment.
● For details of the applicable HDMI signals, see p. 39.
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal
You can enjoy your Home theater by connecting a Dolby Digital (5.1 channel) decoder and “Multi Channel” amplifier to the
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminals.
Caution
● Depending on your DVD player and DVD-Audio software, the copyright protection function may operate and disable optical
output.
● Please select “Dolby Digital” in “SPDIF type” in “Audio” menu, if you want to enjoy 5.1 multi channel stereo sound. But when
a NTSC channel is selected, the output from the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack will be PCM even if you select “Dolby Digital” as
SPDIF type.
Closed Caption (CC)
● For viewing the CC of digital broadcasting, set the aspect to Full (If viewing with H-Fill, Just, Zoom or 4:3; characters
might be cut off).
● The CC can be displayed on the TV only when the receiver (such as a Cable box or satellite receiver) has the CC set
to ON within the device itself. Check with your Cable or Satellite provider for instructions. The TV’s CC button does
not operate the Satellite or Cable box’s CC function.
● If the CC is set to On on both the receiver and TV when the signal is 480i (except for the HDMI connection), the CC
may overlap on the TV.
● If a digital program is being output in analog format, the CC data will also be output in analog format.
● If the recorder or output monitor is connected to the TV, the CC needs to be set up on the recorder or output monitor.
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PC Input Terminals
● Signal Names for D-sub 15P Connector
Pin No.
11 12 13 14 15
6
7
1
9 10
8
2
3
4
Signal Name
R
G
B
Pin No.
Signal Name
GND (Ground)
GND (Ground)
GND (Ground)
Pin No.
Signal Name
NC (not connected)
NC
HD/SYNC
5
Pin Layout for PC Input Terminal
NC (not connected)
NC (not connected)
VD
GND (Ground)
GND (Ground)
NC
Input signal that can be displayed
COMPONENT
HDMI
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
PC
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Note
frequency of 48 to 120 Hz. (However, the image will not be displayed properly if the signals exceed 1,200 lines.)
Panasonic does not guarantee operation and performance of peripheral devices made by other manufacturers; and we disclaim
any liability or damage arising from operation and/or performance from usage of such other maker’s peripheral devices.
Support Information
● Signals other than above may not be displayed properly.
● The above signals are reformatted for optimal viewing on your display.
● Computer signals that can be input are those with a horizontal scanning frequency of 15 to 110 kHz and vertical scanning
● Technical Information
* Mark: Applicable input signal for Component (Y, PB, PR), HDMI and PC
horizontal frequency (kHz) vertical frequency (Hz)
525 (480)/60i
15.73
59.94
525 (480)/60p
31.47
59.94
750 (720)/60p
45.00
59.94
1,125 (1,080)/60i
33.75
59.94
1,125 (1,080)/60p
67.43
59.94
1,125 (1,080)/60p
67.50
60.00
1,125 (1,080)/24p
26.97
23.98
1,125 (1,080)/24p
27.00
24.00
640 × 400 @70
31.47
70.08
640 × 480 @60
31.47
59.94
Macintosh13” (640 × 480)
35.00
66.67
640 × 480 @75
37.50
75.00
852 × 480 @60
31.44
59.89
800 × 600 @60
37.88
60.32
800 × 600 @75
46.88
75.00
800 × 600 @85
53.67
85.08
Macintosh16” (832 × 624)
49.73
74.55
1,024 × 768 @60
48.36
60.00
1,024 × 768 @70
56.48
70.07
1,024 × 768 @75
60.02
75.03
1,024 × 768 @85
68.68
85.00
Macintosh 21” (1,152 × 870)
68.68
75.06
1,280 × 768 @60
47.78
59.87
1,280 × 1,024 @60
63.98
60.02
1,366 × 768 @60
48.39
60.04
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Care and Cleaning
First, unplug the Power cord plug from the wall outlet.
Display panel
The front of the display panel has been specially treated. Wipe the panel surface gently, using only a cleaning cloth or a soft,
lint-free cloth.
● If the surface is particularly dirty, soak a soft, lint-free cloth in diluted, mild liquid dish soap (1 part mild liquid dish soap diluted
by 100 times the amount of water) and then wring the cloth to remove excess liquid. Use this cloth to wipe the surface of the
display panel, then wipe it evenly with a dry cloth of the same type until the surface is dry.
● Do not scratch or hit the surface of the panel with fingernails or other hard objects. Furthermore, avoid contact with volatile
substances such as insect sprays, solvents, and thinner; otherwise, the quality of the surface may be adversely affected.
Cabinet
If the cabinet becomes dirty, wipe it with a soft, dry cloth.
● If the cabinet is particularly dirty, soak the cloth in diluted, mild liquid dish soap and then wring the cloth dry. Use this cloth to
wipe the cabinet and then wipe it dry with a dry cloth.
● Do not allow any mild liquid dish soap to come into direct contact with the surface of the LCD TV.
If water droplets get inside the unit, operating problems may result.
● Avoid contact with volatile substances such as insect sprays, solvents, and thinner; otherwise, the quality of the cabinet surface
may be adversely affected or the coating may peel off.
● Do not let articles made from rubber or PVC be in contact with the TV for long periods of time.
Pedestal
Cleaning:
● Wipe the surfaces with a soft, dry cloth. If the unit is particularly dirty, clean it using a cloth soaked with water to which a small
amount of mild liquid dish soap has been added and then wipe with a dry cloth.
Do not use products such as solvents, thinner, or household wax for cleaning, as they can damage the surface coating.
(If using a chemically-treated cloth, follow the instructions supplied with the cloth.)
● Do not attach sticky tape or labels, as they can make the surface of the pedestal dirty. Do not allow long-term contact with
rubber, vinyl products, or the like. (Doing so will cause deterioration.)
Power cord plug
Wipe the plug with a dry cloth at regular intervals. (Moisture and dust can lead to fire or electrical shock.)
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Specifications
TC-L50EM5
Power Source
AC 110 - 127 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption
(Rated power / Standby
power)
99 W / 0.25 W
Display Panel
Panel System
LCD panel (LED backlight)
Screen size
50 ” class
(49.5 inches measured diagonally)
W × H × Diagonal
43.1 ” × 24.2 ” × 49.5 ”
(1,096 mm × 616 mm × 1,257 mm)
Number of pixels
1,920 × 1,080
Speaker Output
20 W [10 W + 10 W] (10 % THD)
PC signals
VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA, SXGA
Horizontal scanning frequency 31 - 69 kHz
Vertical scanning frequency 59 - 86 Hz
Channel Capability
(Digital/Analog)
VHF/ UHF: 2 - 69, CATV: 1 - 135
Operating Conditions
Temperature: 32 °F - 95 °F (0 °C - 35 °C)
Humidity: 20 % - 80 % RH (non-condensing)
VIDEO IN
RCA PIN (VIDEO, AUDIO-L, AUDIO-R)
Connection
Terminals
COMPONENT IN
RCA PIN (Y, PB, PR, AUDIO-L, AUDIO-R)
HDMI IN 1/2
TYPE A Connector
USB
USB2.0 Type A connector
PC IN
D-SUB 15PIN (VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA, SXGA)
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
PCM / Dolby Digital, Fiber Optic
3D Y/C FILTER
V-Chip
CLOSED CAPTION
Vesa compatible
Media player
Dimensions
Including pedestal
(W × H × D)
45.7 ” × 29.1 ” × 11.8 ”
(1,159 mm x 738 mm x 298 mm)
TV Set only
(W × H × D)
45.7 ” × 27.3 ” × 2.8 ”
(1,159 mm x 693 mm x 69 mm)
Mass
Including pedestal
46.3 lb. (21.0
) NET
TV Set only
38.6 lb. (17.5
) NET
Support Information
Note
● Design and Specifications are subject to change without notice. Mass and Dimensions shown are approximate.
●Specifications
●Care and Cleaning
FEATURES
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
If there is a problem with your TV, please refer to the table below to determine the symptoms, then carry out the
suggested check. If this does not solve the problem, visit the Panasonic website for further assistance. (see cover)
Questions
How do I view the picture from devices
such as a: Cable/Satellite box, game
console, Blu-ray or DVD player?
Answers
● Press the [INPUT] button on the remote to select the correct input
source.
● Check that the device is turned on and functioning correctly.
● Check if the power cord is plugged in and the TV is turned on (front
red LED light should be on; not blinking)
Why is there no picture or just a
blue, black or snowy screen being
displayed?
● Press the [INPUT] button on the remote to select the correct input
source.
● Ensure all connections are correct and secure.
● When using external video source, such as a Cable/Satellite box or
DVD player, check that the device is on and functioning correctly.
● Press [MENU] on the TV’s remote control. If the menu is displayed,
then the TV is working; recheck above steps.
● Press the [INFO] button on the remote to confirm the type of signal
Why doesn’t the picture look like it is in
High-Definition?
being received (p. 17). HD signal should be 720p, 1080i or
1080p.
● Select a High-Definition channel from your HD source (Cable,
Satellite or fiber optic service). HD channels sometimes broadcast
non-HD content.
● Ensure that your HD source (HD box, Blu-ray player, etc.) is
connected to the TV with an HDMI or Component cable and set to
output an HD video signal.
● Change the format (aspect ratio) of the picture by pressing the
[FORMAT] button on the remote control (p. 17).
Picture
Why do black bars appear on the top
and bottom and/or sides of the screen?
● Check the aspect settings on your external video source, such as
Cable/Satellite box, DVD/Blu-ray Disc player, etc.
Note: Some content, such as film-based movies, are available in
extra-wide format. Top and bottom bars are unavoidable.
● When using a cable service (without a box), check that all
connections are secure.
Why is the picture snowy when “ANT
in” is selected?
● When using a cable or satellite box, change the connection (wiring)
to Composite, Component or HDMI. (p. 12)
● If you’re using an antenna, then check that connections are secure.
Change the position or direction of the antenna and check the
“Signal Meter”. (p. 17)
● Check if electrical products such as kitchen appliances, fluorescent
Why is the picture chaotic and/or torn
and/or with a buzz in the speakers?
Why is there a black box on the
screen?
lights or light dimmers are nearby. They may interfere with the TV’s
picture.
● Try viewing a picture from another device, such as a DVD player or
a game console, to narrow down the source of the problem.
● Change settings of Closed Caption (CC). (p. 16, 38)
● The TV has gone into shutdown mode to protect itself. Try
Why is the screen blank and the power
indicator blinking?
unplugging it for a few minutes and connecting it again. If there was
a temporary power surge on the AC line it may now be OK. If the
blinking returns, call 1-877-95-VIERA (U.S.A.) or 1-866-330-0014
(Canada).
● The LCD panel is made up of a few million pixels and is produced
Why do some small spots on the
screen remain bright or dark?
with advanced technology through an intricate process. Sometimes
a few pixels may be bright or dark. These pixels do not indicate a
defective panel and will have no impact on the performance of the
TV.
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Questions
Answers
● Make sure the volume is up and MUTE is off.
● Check that the correct SAP (Secondary Audio Program) is selected
by pressing the [SAP] button on the remote control. (p. 16)
Why is there no sound coming from
the TV?
● If the TV is connected to a Home Theater via optical cable, then:
Check the connection, the audio system is on, the correct input is
selected.
● Check “HDMI1 input” or “HDMI2 input” analog/digital audio
settings. (p. 31)
Sound
● Check that the correct SAP (Secondary Audio Program) is
selected by pressing the [SAP] button on the remote control.
Why is the sound unusual, distorted,
low volume or in another language?
● Check that all connections of external equipment connected to
the TV are secure.
● When using Cable or Satellite box, check the device’s audio
settings (example: try changing the box’s Audio Range to
‘narrow’)
Why is there a clicking, ticking or
buzzing sound coming from the TV
unit?
Why does the [CC] button not display
Closed Caption?
components that make a click sound. This is normal operation.
● Changes in the temperature and humidity of the room may cause
thermal expansion and contraction that can produce sounds. This
is not a sign of faulty operation or a malfunction.
● Use an HDMI cable. It carries both digital video and audio
signal in HD. HDMI cable is the only cable needed to connect
an HD device to the TV.
● When viewing TV via an HDMI connected device, such as a
Cable or Satellite box, CC must be enabled at the device.
● Closed Caption is available only at supported TV programming.
● The main unit radiates heat and some of the parts may
Other
Why does the screen and back cover of
the TV get warm?
become hot. This is normal operation and does not affect the
performance of the set.
● Ensure good ventilation.
● Do not block the ventilation holes of the TV and do not place the
TV on top of other equipment.
● Check that the batteries are fresh, are of the same type and are
installed with the correct polarity (+ & -).
Why doesn’t the Remote Control work?
● To operate other devices, such as changing channels when
using Cable or Satellite boxes or operating non-Panasonic Bluray players, use the remote supplied with the device.
● Depending on certain modes or the selected input, some
options are not available. For example, Zoom adjustments are
only available when the FORMAT is changed to zoom mode.
Support Information
Why are some menu items grayed-out
and unable to be selected?
●Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the easiest and best way to
connect a High-Definition Cable or
Satellite box to the TV?
● When TV power is turned on or shut off there are electrical
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Index
A
S
Accessories ............................................................. 8
ANT/Cable ....................................................... 26, 27
Antenna ..................................................................11
Audio ...................................................................... 31
B
Safety ....................................................................... 4
SAP ........................................................................ 16
Specifications ......................................................... 41
Store Demonstration .............................................. 14
T
Blinking LED .......................................................... 42
C
Technical Information ........................................ 36-39
U
Cable ................................................................11, 12
Care & Cleaning .................................................... 40
CC Closed Caption .................................... 16, 33, 38
Channel ................................................ 16, 18, 26-27
Colored buttons ..................................................... 13
COMPONENT input terminals ............................... 12
Connections ...................................................... 11-12
Customer Services Directory ................................. 46
USB ....................................................................... 20
V
VIDEO input terminals ........................................... 12
Videos ............................................................... 24-25
Viewing contents .................................................... 21
Volume ................................................................... 13
W
E
Warranty .......................................................... 45, 47
Watching content from external devices ................ 19
Watching TV ..................................................... 16-18
Exit ......................................................................... 13
F
FAQ’s ................................................................ 42-43
Favorite .................................................................. 18
First Time Setup ................................................ 14-15
Format ............................................................. 17, 36
Z
Zoom ...................................................................... 36
H
HDMI ...................................................................... 38
HDMI terminals ...................................................... 12
I
Info ......................................................................... 17
Input ....................................................................... 19
Input Labels ..................................................... 28, 33
L
Language ......................................................... 14, 32
Last ........................................................................ 13
Lock / Parental control ..................................... 31, 34
M
Media player ..................................................... 20-25
Menu ...................................................................... 29
Music ..................................................................... 24
Mute ....................................................................... 13
O
Options menu ........................................................ 17
P
Pedestal ............................................................... 8, 9
Photo ................................................................ 22-23
Picture, Advanced .................................................. 30
Picture settings ...................................................... 30
Power ..................................................................... 13
R
Remote control ...................................................... 13
Reset ......................................................... 30, 31, 33
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Limited Warranty (for U.S.A. and Puerto Rico only)
Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America,
Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way
Secaucus, New Jersey 07094
Panasonic LCD Televisions
Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty Coverage
If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic Consumer Marketing
Company of North America (referred to as “the warrantor”) will, for the length of the period indicated on the chart below,
which starts with the date of original purchase (“Limited Warranty period”), at its option either (a) repair your product with
new or refurbished parts, (b) replace it with a new or a refurbished equivalent value product, or (c) refund your purchase
price. The decision to repair, replace or refund will be made by the warrantor.
LCD TV CATEGORIES
Up to 42” (diagonal)
46” (diagonal) and larger
PARTS
LABOR
1 (ONE) YEAR
1 (ONE) YEAR
SERVICE
Carry-In
On-Site
On-Site or Carry-in Service
For On-Site or Carry-In Service in the United States and Puerto Rico call 1-877-95-VIERA (1-877-958-4372).
On-site service where applicable requires clear, complete and easy access to the product by the authorized servicer and
does not include removal or re-installation of an installed product. It is possible that certain on-site repairs will not be
completed on-site, but will require that the product or parts of the product, at the servicer’s discretion be removed for shop
diagnosis and/or repair and then returned.
Limited Warranty Limits And Exclusions
This Limited Warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship, and DOES NOT COVER
normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage, nor does it cover markings or retained images on the glass panel resulting
from viewing fixed images (including, among other things, non-expanded standard 4:3 pictures on wide screen TV’s,
or onscreen data in a stationary and fixed location). The Limited Warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which
occurred in shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied by the warrantor, or failures which result
from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, bug infestation, mishandling, misapplication, alteration, faulty installation,
set-up adjustments, misadjustment of consumer controls, improper maintenance, power line surge, lightning damage,
modification, or commercial use (such as in a hotel, office, restaurant, or other business), rental use of the product,
service by anyone other than a Factory Service Center or other Authorized Servicer, or damage that is attributable to acts
of God.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an
implied Limited Warranty lasts, so the exclusions may not apply to you.
This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have others rights which vary from state to state. If
a problem with this product develops during or after the Limited Warranty period, you may contact your dealer or Service
Center. If the problem is not handled to your satisfaction, then write to the warrantor’s Consumer Affairs Department at the
addresses listed for the warrantor.
Support Information
THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES EXCEPT AS LISTED UNDER “LIMITED WARRANTY COVERAGE”. THE
WARRANTOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE
OF THIS PRODUCT, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. (As examples, this excludes
damages for lost time, cost of having someone remove or re-install an installed unit if applicable, or travel to and from the
servicer. The items listed are not exclusive, but are for illustration only.) ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING THE LIMITED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD OF THE LIMITED
WARRANTY.
●Limited Warranty (for U.S.A. and Puerto Rico only)
●Index
During the “Labor” Limited Warranty period there will be no charge for labor. During the “Parts” Limited Warranty period,
there will be no charge for parts.
You must carry-in your product or arrange for on-site service during the Limited Warranty period. If non-rechargeable
batteries are included, they are not warranted. This Limited Warranty only applies to products purchased and serviced in
the United States or Puerto Rico. This Limited Warranty is extended only to the original purchaser of a new product which
was not sold “as is”. A purchase receipt or other proof of the original purchase date is required for Limited Warranty
service.
PARTS AND SERVICE (INCLUDING COST OF AN ON-SITE SERVICE CALL, WHERE APPLICABLE) WHICH ARE
NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
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Customer Services Directory (for U.S.A. and Puerto Rico)
Customer Services Directory (United States and Puerto Rico)
Obtain Product Information and Operating Assistance; locate your nearest Dealer or Service Center;
purchase Parts and Accessories; or make Customer Service and Literature requests by visiting our Web
Site at:
http://www.panasonic.com/help
or, contact us via the web at:
http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo
You may also contact us directly at:
1-877-95-VIERA (958-4372)
Monday-Friday 9 am-9 pm; Saturday-Sunday 10 am-7 pm, EST.
■ For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-877-833-8855
Accessory Purchases (United States and Puerto Rico)
Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books on line for all Panasonic Products by visiting our Web
Site at:
http://www.pstc.panasonic.com
or, send your request by E-mail to:
npcparts@us.panasonic.com
You may also contact us directly at:
1-800-332-5368 (Phone) 1-800-237-9080 (Fax Only) (Monday - Friday 9 am to 9 pm, EST.)
Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America - National Parts Center
20421 84th Avenue South,
Kent, WA 98032
(We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, and Personal Checks)
■ For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-866-605-1277
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Limited Warranty (for Canada)
Panasonic Canada Inc.
5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3
PANASONIC PRODUCT – LIMITED WARRANTY
Panasonic Canada Inc. warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and
for a period as stated below from the date of original purchase agrees to, at its option either (a) repair your product with
new or refurbished parts, (b) replace it with a new or a refurbished equivalent value product, or (c) refund your purchase
price. The decision to repair, replace or refund will be made by Panasonic Canada Inc.
Viera TV (46” & over)
In-home service
One (1) year, parts (including panel) and labour.
Viera TV (under 46”)
Carry-in service
One (1) year, parts (including panel) and labour.
In-home service requires clear, complete and easy access to the product by the Authorized Servicer and does not include
removal or re-installation of an installed product. If removal is required to service the product, it will be at the discretion of
the Servicer and in no event will Panasonic Canada Inc. or the Servicer be liable for any special, indirect or consequential
damages.
This warranty is given only to the original purchaser, or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift, of a Panasonic
brand product mentioned above sold by an authorized Panasonic dealer in Canada and purchased and used in Canada,
which product was not sold “as is”, and which product was delivered to you in new condition in the original packaging.
IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE HEREUNDER, A PURCHASE RECEIPT OR
OTHER PROOF OF DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE, SHOWING AMOUNT PAID AND PLACE OF PURCHASE IS
REQUIRED
LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship, and DOES NOT COVER normal
wear and tear or cosmetic damage. The warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which occurred in shipment, or
failures which are caused by products not supplied by Panasonic Canada Inc., or failures which result from accidents,
misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication, alteration, faulty installation, set-up adjustments, misadjustment
of consumer controls, improper maintenance, power line surge, lightning damage, modification, introduction of sand,
humidity or liquids, commercial use such as hotel, office, restaurant, or other business or rental use of the product, or
service by anyone other than a Authorized Servicer, or damage that is attributable to acts of God. Dry cell batteries are
also excluded from coverage under this warranty.
THIS EXPRESS, LIMITED WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
IN NO EVENT WILL PANASONIC CANADA INC. BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY. (As examples, this warranty excludes damages for lost time, travel to and from the
Authorized Servicer, loss of or damage to media or images, data or other memory or recorded content. This list of items is
not exhaustive, but for illustration only.)
WARRANTY SERVICE
For product operation and information assistance, please contact:
Our Customer Care Centre:
1-800 #:
1-866-330-0014
or visit our website: concierge.panasonic.ca
For product repairs, please contact Viera Customer Care Agent using the above contact info.
Support Information
In certain instances, some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or
the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above limitations and exclusions may not be applicable. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary depending on your province or territory.
● Limited Warranty (for Canada)
● Customer Services Directory (for U.S.A. and Puerto Rico)
In-home Service will be carried out only to locations accessible by roads and within 50 km of an authorized Panasonic
service facility.
IF YOU SHIP THE PRODUCT TO A SERVICENTRE
Carefully pack and send prepaid, adequately insured and preferably in the original carton.
Include details of the defect claimed, and proof of date of original purchase.
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USA Only: Disposal may be regulated in your community due to
Environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information,
please visit Panasonic website: http://www.panasonic.com/environmental
or call 1-888-769-0149.
Sólo Estados Unidos: La disposición puede estar regulada en su
comunidad debido a consideraciones ambientales. Para información
sobre la disposición o reciclaje, por favor visite la página web de
Panasonic: http://www.panasonic.com/environmental
ó llame al 1-888-769-0149.
Customer’s Record
The model number and serial number of this product can be found on its back cover. You should note this serial number in
the space provided below and retain this book, plus your purchase receipt, as a permanent record of your purchase to aid in
identification in the event of theft or loss, and for Warranty Service purposes.
Model Number
Serial Number
Anotación del cliente
El modelo y el número de serie de este producto se encuentran en su panel posterior. Deberá anotarlos en el espacio
provisto a continuación y guardar este manual, más el recibo de su compra, como prueba permanente de su adquisición,
para que le sirva de ayuda al identificarlo en el caso de que le sea sustraído o lo pierda, y también para disponer de los
servicios que le ofrece la garantía.
Modelo
Número de serie
Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America
Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus
New Jersey 07094 U.S.A.
 2012 Panasonic Corporation of North America. All Rights Reserved.
 2012 Panasonic Corporation of North America. Todos los Derechos Reservados.
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5770 Ambler Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 2T3 CANADA
Printed in USA
Impreso en EE.UU.
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TC-L50EM5
50" LCD HDTV
SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Mass
Power Source
Power Consumption
45.7" (1,159 mm) x 29.1" (738 mm) x 11.8" (298 mm)
(Including TV stand)
45.7" (1,159 mm) x 27.3" (693 mm) x 2.8" (69mm)
(TV Set only)
46.3 lb. (21.0 kg) (Including TV stand)
38.6 lb. (17.5 kg) (TV Set only)
AC 110-127 V, 60 Hz
99 W (Rated power)
0.25 W (Standby power)
DIMENSIONS
JACKS
Top View
Rear Panel
Front View
Side View
45.7 (1159)
29.1 (738)
27.3 (693)
2.8 (69)
5.5 (139)
18.8 (475)
11.8 (298)
Back View
15.8 (400)
15.8 (400)
Note:
To make sure that the LCD TV fits the cabinet properly when a high degree of precision
is required, we recommend that you use the LCD TV itself to make the necessary
cabinet measurements. Panasonic cannot be responsible for inaccuracies in cabinet
design or manufacture.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Non-metric weights and measurements are
approximate.
P120822
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