Panasonic TX-50AS650B, TX50AS650B, TX60AS650B, TX47AS650B, TX42AS650B, TX55AS650B Operating instructions

Panasonic TX-50AS650B, TX50AS650B, TX60AS650B, TX47AS650B, TX42AS650B, TX55AS650B Operating instructions
Model No.
Operating Instructions
LCD Television
For more detailed instructions, refer to [eHELP]
(Built-in Operating Instructions).
● How to use [eHELP]
(p. 18)
Thank you for purchasing this Panasonic product.
Please read these instructions carefully before operating this product and
retain them for future reference.
The images shown in this manual are for illustrative purposes only.
Be Sure to Read
Important Notice··················································· 3
Safety Precautions ··············································· 4
Quick Start Guide
Accessories ························································ 8
Connections ·······················································10
Identifying Controls ··············································13
First time Auto Setup ············································16
Using your VIERA
Operations ·························································17
How to Use eHELP ··············································18
Viewing 3D images ··············································18
FAQs ································································19
Maintenance ······················································20
Specifications ·····················································20
Important Notice
Notice for DVB / Data broadcasting /
IPTV functions
● For the information of the trademarks, refer to
[eHELP] (Support > Licence).
This TV is designed to meet the standards (as of August,
2013) of digital services.
● Not all the features are available depending on the
country, area, broadcaster, service provider and
network environment.
● The compatibility with future services is not
● Check the latest information on the available services
at the following website.
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.
The recording and playback of content on this or any
other device may require permission from the owner
of the copyright or other such rights in that content.
Panasonic has no authority to and does not grant
you that permission and explicitly disclaims any right,
ability or intention to obtain such permission on your
behalf. It is your responsibility to ensure that your use
of this or any other device complies with applicable
copyright legislation in your country. Please refer to that
legislation for more information on the relevant laws and
regulations involved or contact the owner of the rights in
the content you wish to record or playback.
This product is licensed under the AVC patent portfolio
license for the personal and non-commercial use of a
consumer to (i) encode video in compliance with the
AVC Standard (“AVC Video”) and/or (ii) decode AVC
Video that was encoded by a consumer engaged in
a personal and non-commercial activity and/or was
obtained from a video provider licensed to provide AVC
Video. No license is granted or shall be implied for any
other use.
Additional information may be obtained from MPEG LA,
Rovi Corporation and/or its subsidiaries and related
affiliates are not in any way liable for the accuracy or
availability of the program schedule information or other
data in the Rovi Guide system and cannot guarantee
service availability in your area. In no event shall Rovi
Corporation and/or its related affiliates be liable for any
damages in connection with the accuracy or availability
of the program schedule information or other data in the
Rovi Guide system.
Transport only in upright position.
Safety Precautions
To help avoid risk of electrical shock, fire, damage or
injury, please follow the warnings and cautions below:
■ Mains plug and lead
If you detect anything unusual,
immediately switch off the mains
supply switch and remove the
mains plug.
This TV is supplied with a moulded 3-pin mains plug
for your safety and convenience.
A 5 amp fuse is fitted in this mains plug. Shall the
fuse need to be replaced, please ensure that the
replacement fuse has a 5 amp rating and that it is
approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.
Check for the ASTA mark
the fuse body.
or the BSI mark
If the mains plug contains a removable fuse cover,
you must ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is
If you lose the fuse cover, the mains plug must not be
used until a replacement cover is obtained.
A replacement fuse cover may be purchased from
your local dealer.
Do not cut off the mains plug.
Do not use any other type of mains lead except the
one supplied with this TV.
The supplied mains lead and moulded plug are
designed to be used with this TV to avoid interference
and for your safety.
If the socket outlet in your home is not suitable, get it
changed by a qualified electrician.
If the plug or mains lead becomes damaged,
purchase a replacement from an authorised dealer.
How to replace the fuse:
For plug type shown in example 1
Lift out the removable fuse cover
with a screwdriver and replace the
fuse, then refit it securely into the
mains plug.
For plug type shown in example 2
Lift open the fuse cover in the mains
plug with a screwdriver and replace
the fuse, then press the fuse cover
down securely.
Example 1
Example 2
● This TV is designed to operate on AC 220-240 V,
50 / 60 Hz.
● Insert the mains plug fully into the socket outlet.
● Ensure that the mains plug is easily accessible.
● Disconnect the mains plug when cleaning the TV.
● Do not touch the mains plug with wet
● Do not damage the mains lead.
• Do not place a heavy
object on the lead.
• Do not place the lead near
a high temperature object.
• Do not pull on the lead.
Hold onto the mains plug
body when disconnecting
the plug.
• Do not move the TV with the lead plugged into a
socket outlet.
• Do not twist the lead, bend it excessively or stretch
• Do not use a damaged mains plug or socket outlet.
• Ensure the TV does not crush the mains lead.
● Do not use any mains lead other than that provided
with this TV.
■ Take care
● Do not remove covers and never modify
the TV yourself as live parts are accessible
when they are removed. There are no user
serviceable parts inside.
● Do not expose the TV to rain
or excessive moisture. This
TV must not be exposed to
dripping or splashing water
and objects filled with liquid,
such as vases, must not be
placed on top of or above
the TV.
● Do not insert foreign objects into the TV through the
air vents.
● Do not use an unapproved pedestal / mounting
equipment. Be sure to ask your local Panasonic
dealer to perform the setup or installation of approved
wall-hanging brackets.
● Do not apply strong force or impact to the display
● Do not place the TV on sloped
or unstable surfaces, and
ensure that the TV does not
hang over the edge of the
● This TV is designed for table-top use.
● Do not expose the TV to direct
sunlight and other sources of
To prevent the
spread of fire, keep
candles or other
open flames away
from this product at
all times
■ Dangerous part / Small object
● This product contains possibly dangerous parts such
as plastic bags, that can be breathed in or swallowed
by young children accidentally. Keep these parts out
of reach of young children.
● Do not allow children to handle
any small objects such as SD
Card and R03 batteries. The small
object could be swallowed by
young children. Remove SD Card
immediately after use and store
out of reach of young children.
■ Pedestal
● Do not disassemble or modify the pedestal.
● Do not use any pedestal other than the one provided
with this TV.
● Do not use the pedestal if it becomes warped or
physically damaged. If this occurs, contact your
nearest Panasonic dealer immediately.
● During setup, make sure that all screws are securely
● Ensure that the TV does not suffer any impact during
installation of the pedestal.
● Ensure that children do not climb onto the pedestal.
● Install or remove the TV from the pedestal with at
least two people.
● Install or remove the TV by the specified procedure.
■ Radio wave
● Do not use the TV and Touch Pad Controller in
any medical institutions or locations with medical
equipment. Radio waves may interfere with the
medical equipment and cause accidents due to the
● Do not use the TV and Touch Pad Controller near any
automatic control equipment such as automatic doors
or fire alarms. Radio waves may interfere with the
automatic control equipment and cause accidents due
to the malfunction.
● Keep the distance at least 22 cm from the TV and
Touch Pad Controller when you have a cardiac
pacemaker. Radio waves may interfere with the
operation of the pacemaker.
● Do not disassemble or alter the TV and Touch Pad
Controller in any way.
■ Built-in wireless LAN
● Do not use the built-in wireless LAN to connect to any
wireless network (SSID*) for which you do not have
usage rights. Such networks may be listed as a result
of searches. However, using them may be regarded
as illegal access.
*SSID is a name for identifying a particular wireless
network for transmission.
● Do not subject the built-in wireless LAN to high
temperatures, direct sunlight or moisture.
● Data transmitted and received over radio waves may
be intercepted and monitored.
● The built-in wireless LAN uses 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
frequency bands. To avoid malfunctions or slow
response caused by radio wave interference, keep
the TV away from the devices such as other wireless
LAN devices, microwaves, mobile phones and the
devices that use 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz signals when
using the built-in wireless LAN.
● When noises occur due to the static electricity, etc.,
the TV might stop operating for the protection of the
devices. In this case, turn the TV off with Mains power
On / Off switch, then turn it on again.
● Additional information for the wireless LAN and
access point may be on the following website.
■ Bluetooth® wireless technology
● The TV and Touch Pad Controller use the 2.4 GHz
radio frequency ISM band (Bluetooth®). To avoid
malfunctions or slow response caused by radio wave
interference, keep the TV and Touch Pad Controller
away from the devices such as other wireless LAN
devices, other Bluetooth devices, microwaves, mobile
phones and the devices that use 2.4 GHz signal.
■ Ventilation
Allow sufficient space around the TV in order to help
prevent excessive heat, which could lead to early failure
of some electronic components.
Minimum distance:
● Ventilation should not be
impeded by covering the
ventilation openings with
items such as newspapers,
tablecloths and curtains.
● Whether you are using a pedestal or not, always
ensure the vents at the bottom of the TV are not
blocked and there is sufficient space to enable
adequate ventilation.
■ Moving the TV
Before moving the TV, disconnect all cables.
● Move the TV with at least two people.
■ When not in use for a long time
This TV will still consume some power even in the Off
mode, as long as the mains plug is still connected to a
live socket outlet.
● Remove the mains plug from the wall socket when
the TV is not in use for a prolonged period of time.
■ Excessive volume
● Do not expose your ears to
excessive volume from the
headphones. Irreversible
damage can be caused.
● If you hear a drumming noise in your ears, turn down
the volume or temporarily stop using the headphones.
■ Battery for the Remote Control /
Touch Pad Controller
● Incorrect installation may cause battery leakage,
corrosion and explosion.
● Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
● Do not mix old and new batteries.
● Do not mix different battery types (such as alkaline
and manganese batteries).
● Do not use rechargeable batteries (Ni-Cd, etc.).
● Do not burn or break up batteries.
● Do not expose batteries to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or the like.
● Make sure you dispose of batteries correctly.
● Remove the battery from the unit when not using for
a prolonged period of time to prevent battery leakage,
corrosion and explosion.
■ 3D Eyewear Use
When black bands at the top and bottom of the
screen are displayed, such as movies, view the
screen from a distance at least 3 times the height of
the actual image. (That makes the distance shorter
than the recommended values above.)
● Use the 3D Eyewear only for the intended purpose
and nothing else.
● Do not move around while wearing the 3D Eyewear to
avoid falling or accidental injury.
● Do not drop, bend, exert pressure on, or step on the
3D Eyewear.
● Be careful of the tips of the frame when putting on the
3D Eyewear.
● Be careful not to trap your fingers in the hinge section
of the 3D Eyewear.
● Do not use the 3D Eyewear if it is physically
● If you suffer from any eyesight problems (short / farsighted, astigmatism, eyesight differences in left and
right), ensure that you correct your vision before using
the 3D Eyewear. The supplied 3D Eyewear can be
worn over vision correction glasses.
● Stop using the 3D Eyewear immediately if you
experience any redness, pain or skin irritation around
the nose or temples. In rare cases, the materials used
in the 3D Eyewear may cause an allergic reaction.
■ Viewing 3D Images
LCD Television
Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
“Hereby, Panasonic Corporation declares that this TV is
in compliance with the essential requirements and other
relevant provisions of the Directive 1999/5/EC.”
If you want to get a copy of the original DoC of this TV,
please visit the following website:
Authorized Representative:
Panasonic Testing Centre
Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH
Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany
This TV is intended to be used in the following countries.
Ireland, United Kingdom
● Pay special attention when children are viewing 3D
images. 3D images should not be viewed by children
younger than about 6 years old, as a guideline.
All children must be fully supervised by parents or
guardians who must ensure their safety and health
while they are viewing 3D images.
● Stop viewing 3D images immediately if you feel tired,
feel unwell, experience any other uncomfortable
sensation or clearly see double images. Take an
appropriate break before continuing to view. When
you set the 3D effect by using [3D Adjustment], take
into account that the vision of 3D images varies
among different individuals.
● Do not view 3D images if you have a history of
oversensitivity to light, heart problems or any other
medical conditions.
● When viewing 3D images, your sense of distance
may be tricked or go wrong. Be careful not to hit the
TV screen or other people unintentionally. Ensure
there are no breakable objects around you to avoid
any accidental damage or injury.
● Do not view 3D images from a distance shorter than
recommended. The recommended viewing distance
is at least 3 times of the image height.
42-inch model
: 1.6 m or more
47-inch model
: 1.8 m or more
50-inch model
: 1.9 m or more
55-inch model
: 2.1 m or more
60-inch model
: 2.3 m or more
The wireless LAN feature of this TV shall exclusively be
used inside buildings.
● Accessories may not be placed all together. Take care
not to throw them away unintentionally.
● For the information of optional accessories, refer to
[eHELP] (Support > Optional accessories).
Remote Control
(p. 13)
● N2QAYB000829
Assembling / Removing the pedestal
A Assembly screw (4)
M5 × 15
B Assembly screw (4)
Touch Pad Controller
(p. 14)
M4 × 12
● N2QBYA000004
C Bracket (2)
(p. 8)
42-inch model
47-inch model
50-inch model
D Base
42-inch model
55-inch model
60-inch model
55-inch model
Mains lead
(p. 10)
● R6 (2)
(For Remote Control)
(p. 13)
● R03 (2)
(For Touch Pad Controller)
(p. 15)
3D Eyewear (2)
(p. 18)
Operating Instructions
Production Registration Leaflet
47-inch model
50-inch model
60-inch model
■ Assembling the pedestal
Removing the pedestal from the TV
Be sure to remove the pedestal in the following way
when using the wall-hanging bracket or repacking the
1 Remove the assembly screws
from the TV.
2 Pull out the pedestal from the TV.
3 Remove the assembly screws
from the bracket.
(p. 11)
9 Terrestrial terminal
(p. 10)
● External equipment and cables shown are not
supplied with this TV.
● Please ensure that the unit is disconnected from the
mains socket before attaching or disconnecting any
● Check the terminal type and cable plugs are correct
when connecting.
● Use a fully wired HDMI compliant cable.
11 HDMI1 - 2
(p. 11, 12)
Basic connections
■ Mains lead
AC 220-240 V
● Use a fully wired SCART cable.
● Keep the TV away from electronic equipment (video
equipment, etc.) or equipment with an infrared sensor,
otherwise distortion of image / sound may occur or
operation of other equipment may be affected.
● Please also read the manual of the equipment being
50 / 60 Hz
Mains lead
Insert the mains plug firmly into place.
● When disconnecting the mains lead,
be absolutely sure to disconnect the
mains plug at the socket outlet first.
■ Aerial
RF cable
1 CI slot
(p. 12)
2 SD Card slot
3 Headphone jack
(p. 12)
4 USB 1 - 2 port
(p. 11)
(p. 11, 12)
Terrestrial aerial
● For DVB, Analogue
AV devices
■ DVD Recorder / VCR
To use internet service, you need a broadband network
● If you do not have any broadband network services,
please consult your retailer for assistance.
● Prepare the internet environment for wired connection
or wireless connection.
● Setup of the network connection will start when first
using the TV.
(p. 16)
■ Wired connection
Internet environment
LAN cable (Shielded)
● Use the Shielded Twist Pair (STP) LAN cable.
■ Wireless connection
RF cable
SCART cable
DVD Recorder / VCR
Terrestrial aerial
■ DVD Recorder (VCR) / Cable TV box
Built-in wireless LAN
Access point
Other connections
■ DVD Player
(COMPONENT equipment)
DVD Player
RF cable
SCART cable
HDMI cable
Terrestrial aerial
DVD Recorder / VCR
Cable TV box
■ Camcorder / Game equipment
(VIDEO equipment)
■ Headphones
● To adjust volume
[Headphone Volume] in the Sound Menu
● To select the sound output to adjust volume
[Speaker Setting] in the Sound Menu
(M3 stereo mini plug)
■ Common Interface
Game equipment
■ Blu-ray Disc Player
(3D-compatible equipment)
HDMI cable
Blu-ray Disc Player
■ Amplifier (to listen with speakers)
● Use HDMI2 for connecting an amplifier. This
connection is applicable when using an amplifier that
has ARC (Audio Return Channel) function.
As for an amplifier without ARC function, use DIGITAL
● To enjoy multi-channel sound from external
equipment (e.g. Dolby Digital 5.1ch), connect the
equipment to the amplifier. For the connections, read
the manuals of the equipment and amplifier.
● Turn the TV off with Mains Power On / Off switch
whenever inserting or removing the CI module.
● If a smart card and a CI module come as a set, first
insert the CI module, then insert the smart card into
the CI module.
● Insert or remove the CI module completely in the
correct direction as shown.
● Normally encrypted channels will appear. (The
viewable channels and its features depend on the CI
If encrypted channels do not appear
[Common Interface] in the Setup Menu
● There might be some CI modules in the market
with older firmware versions that do not work fully
interoperable with this new CI+ v1.3 TV. In this case,
please contact your content provider.
● For more information, refer to [eHELP] (Functions >
Common Interface), read the manual of the CI
module, or check with the content provider.
CI module
■ Communication Camera
Amplifier with speaker system
● Use USB 1 for connecting the Communication
● For more information, refer to [eHELP] (Support >
Optional accessories > Communication Camera).
External equipment (DVD Player, etc.)
■ USB HDD (for recording)
HDMI cable
● Use USB 2 for connecting the USB HDD.
● For more information, refer to [eHELP] (Recording).
■ VIERA Link
● Use HDMI1 - 3 for VIERA Link connection.
● For more information, refer to [eHELP] (Functions >
VIERA Link “HDAVI Control™”).
Identifying Controls
8 [Option Menu]
● Easy optional setting for viewing, sound, etc.
9 Coloured buttons
Remote Control
● Used for the selection, navigation and operation of
various functions.
10 Volume Up / Down
11 Numeric buttons
● Changes channel and teletext pages.
● Sets characters.
● When in Standby mode, switches TV on.
12 [eHELP]
● Displays [eHELP] (Built-in Operating Instructions).
13 Input mode selection
● TV - switches to DVB / Analogue mode.
● AV - switches to AV input mode from Input
Selection list.
14 Aspect
● Changes aspect ratio.
15 Subtitles
● Displays subtitles.
16 Exit
● Returns to [Home Screen].
● Displays [Home Screen].
18 TV Guide
● Displays Electronic Programme Guide.
19 Cursor buttons
● Makes selections and adjustments.
20 Return
● Returns to the previous menu / page.
21 Channel Up / Down
22 Sound Mute On / Off
23 Last view
● Switches to previously viewed channel or input
24 Operations for contents, connected equipment,
1 Standby On / Off switch
2 3D button
● Switches the view between 2D and 3D.
3 [Main Menu]
● Press to access Picture, Sound, Network, Timer,
Setup and Help Menus.
■ Installing / Removing batteries
Pull open
4 Text service button
5 Information
● Displays channel and programme information.
● Displays [APPS List] (applications list).
7 OK
● Confirms selections and choices.
● Press after selecting channel positions to quickly
change channel.
Note the correct
polarity (+ or -)
Touch Pad Controller
Touch Pad Controller is designed for the convenient
operations, especially, on Home Screen or internet
contents. You can operate the TV intuitively with this
● Touch Pad Controller can be used by registering to
this TV with Bluetooth wireless technology.
The registration starts automatically when you press
any buttons (except Standby On / Off switch) after
installing batteries.
● After registering, you can operate the TV without
pointing this controller at the TV (except Standby On /
Off switch).
● To use Standby On / Off switch, point the controller
directly at the TV’s remote control signal receiver
because it works with the infrared. (You can operate
the switch without registration.)
● It is recommended to speak within about 15 cm from
microphone of Touch Pad Controller when using
Voice Control function.
● For more information, refer to [eHELP] (Functions >
Touch Pad Controller).
10 Voice Control button
● Press to use Voice Control function.
11 Return
● Returns to [Home Screen].
● Displays [APPS List] (application list).
13 OK
● Confirms selections and choices.
■ Touch Pad
● Tap the centre of the pad for “OK”.
● Slide your finger to move the cursor
(on internet contents or [Cursor
Settings] in [VIERA Touch Pad
Controller] (Setup Menu)), select
the item, adjust levels, etc.
● Trace the fringe to scroll.
1 Standby On / Off switch
2 Volume Up / Down
3 [Main Menu]
4 Touch pad (p. 14)
5 [Option Menu]
6 My button
● Press to register the content as your favourite.
● For more information of my button, refer to
[eHELP] (Functions > Touch Pad Controller > My
● Displays [Home Screen].
8 Microphone
9 Channel Up / Down
■ Installing / Removing batteries
Indicator / Control panel
● When pressing 4, 5, 6 buttons, the control panel
guide appears on the right side of the screen for
3 seconds to highlight the pressed button.
Slide open
2 3
Rear side of the TV
Note the correct
polarity (+ or -)
● It is recommended to hold Touch Pad Controller with
your hand when using.
● The battery power will be used whenever you use
Touch Pad Controller (including the touch of the touch
pad) even if not operating the TV. It may decrease the
battery life.
● Some operations differ depending on the application.
1 Remote control signal receive
● Do not place any objects between the TV remote
control signal receiver and remote control.
2 Ambient sensor
● Senses brightness to adjust picture quality when
[Ambient Sensor] in the Picture Menu is set to
3 Power LED
Red: Standby
Green: On
Orange: Standby with Recording / Standby with
Timer Programming On
● The LED blinks when the TV receives a command
from the remote control.
4 Input mode selection
● Press repeatedly until you reach the desired mode.
[Main Menu]
● Press and hold for about 3 seconds to display main
OK (when in the menu system)
5 Channel Up / Down
Cursor Up / Down (when in the menu system)
6 Volume Up / Down
Cursor Left / Right (when in the menu system)
7 Mains power On / Off switch
● Use to switch the mains power.
First time Auto Setup
Automatically sets up the TV and searches for available
TV channels when the TV is turned on for the first time.
● These steps are not necessary if the setup has been
completed by your local dealer.
● Please complete connections (p. 10 - 12) and
settings (if necessary) of the connected equipment
before starting Auto Setup. For details of settings for
the connected equipment, read the manual of the
Select the following items
Set up each item by following the on-screen instructions.
The demonstration to explain how to use [my Home
Screen] is displayed. Confirm the demonstration by
following the on-screen instructions, and then select the
desired [Home Screen].
Example: [Home Screen Selection]
■ How to use remote control
Move the cursor
Access the item / store the setting
Return to the previous item (if available)
Select [Home]
Select [Home] viewing environment to use in your home
● [Shop] is for shop display.
● To change viewing environment later on, you will
need to initialise all settings by accessing Shipping
Set up the network connection
Select your country
● Auto Setup screen varies depending on the country
and the signal mode.
Select your region
Example: [TV Home Screen]
Auto Setup is now complete and your
TV is ready for viewing.
If tuning has failed, check the connection of the network,
RF cable, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Please select your viewing environment.
Select the type of [Home Screen]
Plug the TV into mains socket and
turn power on
● Takes a few seconds to be displayed.
● The TV will automatically go into Standby mode
when no operation is performed for 4 hours if [Auto
Standby] in the Timer Menu is set to [On].
● The TV will automatically go into Standby mode when
no signal is received and no operation is performed
for 10 minutes if [No signal Power off] in the Timer
Menu is set to [On].
● To retune all channels
[Auto Setup] in [Tuning Menu] (Setup Menu)
● To initialise all settings
[Shipping Condition] in [System Menu] (Setup
Turn power on
Watching TV
Select the TV viewer from [Home
(Remote Control)
● Mains power On / Off switch should be on. (p. 15)
● The last viewed [Home Screen] is displayed.
Example: [TV Home Screen]
● The selectable modes vary depending on the stored
channels and selected country.
Select DVB or Analogue
● You can also select the mode pressing the TV button
● If [TV Selection] is not displayed, press the TV button
to switch the mode.
Example: Selected content screen
Select a channel
● To return to [Home Screen] at any time
● You can set up or make [Home Screen] to display
desired information, to access specific features easily,
to select the default [Home Screen], etc. For details,
follow the on-screen instructions or refer to [eHELP]
(my Home Screen > my Home Screen).
● Freesat channel position numbers are in the 100 999 and 0100 - 0999 ranges. DVB and Other Sat. /
Satellite channel position begin from number 1
upward. Analogue channel position numbers are in
the 0 - 99 range.
To access each feature
Access [APPS List] and select a feature
Example: [APPS List]
APPS is the applications (features) of the TV.
● For operations of each feature and the setup of
[APPS List], follow the on-screen instructions or refer
to [eHELP] (my Home Screen > APPS List).
How to Use eHELP
Viewing 3D images
[eHELP] is the detailed operating instructions built into
the TV, and helps you to get more understanding of the
operations for each feature.
You can enjoy viewing 3D images with contents or
programmes corresponding to the 3D effect by wearing
the 3D Eyewear (supplied).
● The 3D Eyewear must be worn to view 3D images.
Display [eHELP]
● If this is not the first time to view [eHELP] from
when the TV is turned on, the confirmation screen
is displayed to select whether [First Page] or [Last
Select the category and item
Category field
Item field
● This TV supports [Frame Sequential]*, [Side by Side]
and [Top and Bottom] 3D formats.
● For more information, refer to [eHELP] (Watching >
*: The 3D format that the images for the left and right
eyes are recorded with the high definition quality and
alternately played back.
To view the 3D images
■ Playing back 3D-compatible Blu-ray disc
(Frame Sequential format)
● Connect the 3D-compatible player via a fully
wired HDMI compliant cable. (If you use the non
3D-compatible player, the images will be displayed in
2D mode.)
● If the input mode is not switched automatically, select
the input mode connected to the player using the AV
■ 3D-supported broadcast
● Please consult the suppliers of contents or
programmes for availability of this service.
select item
select sub
● To return to the previous field
● To scroll the description (if more than 1 page)
While the description is highlighted
● To display the menu related to the description (only
for some descriptions)
3D-compatible Panasonic products
● Available in Media Player and Network services.
■ 2D images converted to 3D
Sub item field
■ 3D photos and 3D videos taken by
● Press the 3D button and set to [2D→3D] mode in [3D
Mode Selection].
Put the 3D Eyewear on
View the 3D images
Safety precautions will be displayed when you first
watch the 3D image. Select [Yes] or [No] to continue to
view 3D images.
● Do not exert pressure on or scratch the lens of the 3D
● 3D content will not be correctly visible if the 3D
Eyewear is worn upside down or back-to-front.
● When viewing 3D images, make sure your eyes
are at an approximately horizontal level and keep a
position where you do not see double images.
Before requesting service or assistance, please follow
these simple guides to solve the problem.
● For more information, refer to [eHELP] (Support >
The TV does not switch on
● Check the mains lead is plugged into the TV and the
socket outlet.
● The fuse in the mains plug may have blown. Replace
it with one of an identical rating. (p. 4)
The TV goes into Standby mode
● Auto power standby function is activated.
The remote control does not work or is intermittent
● Are the batteries installed correctly?
(p. 13)
● Has the TV been switched on?
● The batteries may be running low. Replace them with
new ones.
● Point the remote control directly at the TV’s remote
control signal receiver (within about 7 m and a
30 degree angle of the signal receiver).
● Situate the TV away from sunshine or other sources
of bright light not to shine on the TV’s remote control
signal receiver.
The display panel moves slightly and clattered
sound is heard when it is pushed with a finger
● There is a little gap around the panel to prevent
damage to the panel. This is not a malfunction.
Check you can get Freeview HD in your area.
Text your postcode, followed by your house
number or name to 80560*. Or visit freeview.
*e.g. NW96NY1 (Costs no more than a normal text.)
To get the most up to date service from Freeview it is
important for Freeview customers to retune from time
to time.
How do I re-tune my Freeview TV ?
This is a quick reference. If you have any problems,
check the Operating Instructions or ask a friend or
family member to show you how. Alternatively, go
to your local electrical retailer, contact your local
Panasonic dealer or visit
Re-tuning only takes a few minutes, just follow the
steps below:
1. Press the TV button to select DVB mode.
2. Press the MENU button to open the main menu.
3. [Setup] [DVB-T Tuning Menu] [Auto Setup]
Please note: most digital TV recorders will keep your
original recordings after running a re-tune but you will
need to reset any future recordings.
No image can be displayed
● Check the TV is turned on.
● Check the mains lead is plugged into the TV and the
socket outlet.
● Check the correct input mode is selected.
● Check the setting of [AV2] ([COMPONENT] /
[VIDEO]) in [Input Selection] to match the output of
the external equipment.
● Is [Contrast], [Brightness] or [Colour] in the Picture
Menu set to the minimum?
● Check all required cables and connections are firmly
in place.
Unusual image is displayed
● Turn the TV off with Mains power On / Off switch,
then turn it on again.
● If the problem persists, initialise all settings.
[Shipping Condition] in [System Menu] (Setup
Parts of the TV become hot
● Even if the temperature of parts of the front, top and
rear panels has risen, these temperature rises do
not cause any problems in terms of performance or
First, remove the mains plug from the
socket outlet.
■ TV
Display panel, Cabinet, Pedestal
Model No.
42-inch model : TX-42AS650B
47-inch model : TX-47AS650B
Regular care:
50-inch model : TX-50AS650B
Gently wipe the surface of the display panel, cabinet,
or pedestal by using a soft cloth to clean the dirt or
55-inch model : TX-55AS650B
For stubborn dirt:
(1) First clean the dust on the surface.
(2) Dampen a soft cloth with clean water or diluted
neutral detergent (1 part detergent to 100 parts
(3) Wring the cloth firmly. (Please note liquids do not
enter the TV inside. May lead to product failure.)
(4) Finally, wipe away all the moisture.
● Do not use a hard cloth or rub the surface too hard,
otherwise this may cause scratches on the surface.
● Take care not to subject the surfaces to insect
repellent, solvent, thinner or other volatile substances.
This may degrade surface quality or cause peeling of
the paint.
● The surface of the display panel is specially treated
and may be easily damaged. Take care not to tap or
scratch the surface with your fingernail or other hard
● Do not allow the cabinet and pedestal to make
contact with a rubber or PVC substance for a long
time. This may degrade surface quality.
Mains plug
Wipe the mains plug with a dry cloth at regular intervals.
Moisture and dust may cause fire or electrical shock.
60-inch model : TX-60AS650B
Dimensions (W × H × D)
42-inch model
962 mm × 608 mm × 202 mm (With Pedestal)
962 mm × 562 mm × 54 mm (TV only)
47-inch model
1 074 mm × 671 mm × 214 mm (With Pedestal)
1 074 mm × 625 mm × 54 mm (TV only)
50-inch model
1 130 mm × 703 mm × 214 mm (With Pedestal)
1 130 mm × 658 mm × 54 mm (TV only)
55-inch model
1 244 mm × 767 mm × 292 mm (With Pedestal)
1 244 mm × 722 mm × 54 mm (TV only)
60-inch model
1 351 mm × 823 mm × 292 mm (With Pedestal)
1 351 mm × 778 mm × 63 mm (TV only)
42-inch model
Net (With Pedestal)
Net (TV only)
47-inch model
Net (With Pedestal)
Net (TV only)
50-inch model
Net (With Pedestal)
Net (TV only)
55-inch model
Net (With Pedestal)
Net (TV only)
60-inch model
Net (With Pedestal)
Net (TV only)
Power source
AC 220-240 V, 50 / 60 Hz
LED LCD panel
Receiving systems / Band name
Speaker output
20 W (10 W + 10 W)
Check the latest information on the available services at
the following website.
M3 (3.5 mm) stereo mini Jack × 1
Connection terminals
DVB-T / T2
Digital terrestrial services
AV1 input / output
SCART (Audio/Video in, Audio/Video out, RGB in)
UHF E21 - 68
RCA PIN Type × 1
1.0 V[p-p] (75 Ω)
CATV S1 - S20
RCA PIN Type × 2
UHF E21 - E69
0.5 V[rms]
CATV S21 - S41 (Hyperband)
1.0 V[p-p] (including synchronisation)
±0.35 V[p-p]
HDMI 1 / 2 / 3 input
TYPE A Connectors
HDMI1 / 3: 3D, Content Type
HDMI2: 3D, Content Type, Audio Return Channel
● This TV supports “HDAVI Control 5” function.
Card slot
PAL 525/60
Playback of NTSC tape from some PAL Video
recorders (VCR) or NTSC disc playback from DVD
player and recorder
Playback from M.NTSC Video recorders (VCR)
NTSC (AV input only)
Playback from NTSC Video recorders (VCR)
Aerial input
SD Card slot × 1
Common Interface slot (complies with CI Plus) × 1
RJ45, IEEE802.3 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX
Operating conditions
USB 1 / 2
USB1 / 2: DC 5 V, Max. 500 mA [Hi-Speed USB
(USB 2.0)]
PCM / Dolby Digital / DTS, Fibre optic
0 °C - 35 °C
20 % - 80 % RH (non-condensing)
Built-in wireless LAN
Standard compliance and Frequency range*1
5.180 GHz - 5.320 GHz, 5.500 GHz - 5.580 GHz,
5.660 GHz - 5.700 GHz
2.412 GHz - 2.472 GHz
WEP (64 bit/128 bit)
Bluetooth wireless technology*2
Standard Compliance
Bluetooth 3.0
Frequency Range
2.402 GHz - 2.480 GHz
*1: The frequency and channel differ depending on the
*2: Not all the Bluetooth compatible devices are
available with this TV. Up to 5 devices can be used
simultaneously (except Touch Pad Controller).
■ When using the wall-hanging bracket
Please contact your local Panasonic dealer to purchase
the recommended wall-hanging bracket.
● Holes for wall-hanging bracket installation
Rear of the TV
42-inch model
a: 200 mm
b: 200 mm
47-inch model
50-inch model
55-inch model
60-inch model
■ 3D Eyewear
a: 400 mm
b: 200 mm
Dimensions (W × H × D)
165 mm × 38 mm × 166 mm
Approx. 18
Usage temperature range
42-inch model
47-inch model
minimum: 8 mm
maximum: 18 mm
50-inch model
55-inch model
0 °C - 40 °C
minimum: 9 mm
maximum: 18 mm
Main body / Lens section
● Use Panasonic 3D Eyewear supporting passive 3D
system technology.
● Touch Pad Controller uses Bluetooth wireless
● Design and Specifications are subject to change
without notice. Mass and Dimensions shown are
● For the information of power consumption, display
resolution, etc., please refer to Product fiche.
● For the information of the open source software, refer
to [eHELP] (Support > Licence).
● This equipment complies with the EMC standards
listed below.
EN55013, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN55020,
EN55022, EN55024
(View from the side)
Depth of screw
60-inch model
minimum: 10 mm
maximum: 20 mm
Diameter: M6
Screw for fixing the TV onto the
wall-hanging bracket (not supplied with
the TV)
Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment and used
These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean that used
electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with general household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries, please take them to
applicable collection points, in accordance with your national legislation and the Directives 2002/96/EC
and 2006/66/EC.
By disposing of these products and batteries correctly, you will help to save valuable resources and
prevent any potential negative effects on human health and the environment which could otherwise
arise from inappropriate waste handling.
For more information about collection and recycling of old products and batteries, please contact your
local municipality, your waste disposal service or the point of sale where you purchased the items.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste, in accordance with national
For business users in the European Union
If you wish to discard electrical and electronic equipment, please contact your dealer or supplier for
further information.
[Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union]
These symbols are only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard these items, please
contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.
Note for the battery symbol (bottom two symbol examples):
This symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol. In this case it complies with the
requirement set by the Directive for the chemical involved.
Sales and Support Information
Customer Communications Centre
• For customers within the UK: 0844 844 3899
• For customers within Ireland: 01289 8333
• Monday − Friday 9:00am − 5:00pm, (Excluding public holidays).
• For further support on your product, please visit our website:
Direct Sales at Panasonic UK
• Order accessory and consumable items for your product with ease and confidence by phoning our Customer
Communications Centre Monday − Friday 9:00am − 5:00pm, (Excluding public holidays).
• Or go on line through our Internet Accessory ordering application at
• Most major credit and debit cards accepted.
• All enquiries transactions and distribution facilities are provided directly by Panasonic UK.
• It couldn’t be simpler!
• Also available through our Internet is direct shopping for a wide range of finished products. Take a browse on
our website for further details.
Customer’s Record
The model number and serial number of this product may be found on its rear panel. 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
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