Sharp | LC 26SB27UT | Operating instructions | Sharp LC 26SB27UT Operating instructions

ENGLISH
FRANÇAIS
LC-26SB27UT
ESPAÑOL
LIQUID CRYSTAL TELEVISION
TÉLÉVISEUR ACL
TELEVISOR CON PANTALLA DE CRISTAL LÍQUIDO
OPERATION MANUAL
MODE D’EMPLOI
MANUAL DE OPERACIÓN
IMPORTANT : Please read this operation manual before starting operating the equipment.
IMPORTANT : Veuillez lire ce mode d'emploi avant de commencer à utiliser l'appareil.
IMPORTANTE : Lea este manual de operación antes de comenzar a operar el equipo.
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ENGLISH
LC-26SB27UT
LIQUID CRYSTAL TELEVISION
ENGLISH
OPERATION MANUAL
IMPORTANT:
• To aid reporting in case of loss or theft, please record the
TV’s model and serial numbers in the space provided. The
numbers are located at the rear of the TV.
Model No.:
Serial No.:
• Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
• “HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI
Licensing LLC.”
• Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR® are designed to protect the environment through superior energy
efficiency.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: 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 arrow-head
symbol, within an equilateral triangle,
is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within a
triangle is intended to alert the user
to the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the product.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY
INSERT.
WARNING: FCC Regulations state that any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly
approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
CAUTION:
This product satisfies FCC regulations when shielded cables and connectors are used to connect the unit to other
equipment. To prevent electromagnetic interference with electric appliances such as radios and televisions, use shielded
cables and connectors for connections.
“Note to CATV system installer: This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of
the National Electrical Code 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.”
This product utilizes tin-lead solder, and fluorescent lamp containing a small amount
of mercury. Disposal of these materials may be regulated due to environmental
considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local
authorities, the Electronic Industries Alliance: www.eiae.org, the lamp recycling
organization: www.lamprecycle.org or Sharp at 1-800-BE-SHARP (For U.S.A. Only)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
SHARP LIQUID CRYSTAL TELEVISION, MODEL LC-26SB27UT.
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.
RESPONSIBLE PARTY:
SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07495-1163
TEL: 1-800-BE-SHARP
For Business Customers: URL http://www. sharpusa. com
INFORMATION:
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 dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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DEAR SHARP CUSTOMER
Thank you for your purchase of the Sharp Liquid Crystal Television. To ensure safety and many years
of trouble-free operation of your product, please read the Important Safety Instructions carefully
before using this product.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Electricity is used to perform many useful functions, but it can also cause personal injuries and property damage if
improperly handled. This product has been engineered and manufactured with the highest priority on safety. However,
improper use can result in electric shock and/or fire. In order to prevent potential danger, please observe the following
instructions when installing, operating and cleaning the product. To ensure your safety and prolong the service life of
your Liquid Crystal Television, please read the following precautions carefully before using the product.
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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.
9) 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.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) 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.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
14) 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.
Additional Safety Information
15) Power Sources—This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking
label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power
company. For products intended to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating
instructions.
16) Overloading—Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
17) Object and Liquid Entry—Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any
kind on the product.
18) Damage Requiring Service—Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
a) When the AC cord or plug is damaged,
b) If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product,
c) If the product has been exposed to rain or water,
d) If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions.
Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the
product to its normal operation,
e) If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way, and
f) When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance - this indicates a need for service.
19) Replacement Parts—When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement
parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized
substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
20) Safety Check—Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform
safety checks to determine that the product is in proper operating condition.
21) Wall or ceiling mounting—When mounting the product on a wall or ceiling, be sure to install the product according
to the method recommended by the manufacturer.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Water and Moisture — Do not use this product near water - for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or
laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool; and the like.
• Stand — Do not place the product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod or table. Placing the product on an unstable base can
cause the product to fall, resulting in serious personal injuries as well as damage to the product. Use only a cart, stand,
tripod, bracket or table recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the product. When mounting the product on a wall,
be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Use only the mounting hardware recommended by the manufacturer.
• Selecting the location — Select a place with no direct sunlight and good ventilation.
• Ventilation — The vents and other openings in the cabinet are designed for ventilation. Do not cover or block these vents
and openings since insufficient ventilation can cause overheating and/or shorten the life of the product. Do not place
the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface, since they can block ventilation openings. This product is not
designed for built-in installation; do not place the product in an enclosed place such as a bookcase or rack, unless proper
ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions are followed.
• The Liquid Crystal panel used in this product is made of glass. Therefore, it can break when the product is dropped or
applied with impact. Be careful not to be injured by broken glass pieces in case the panel breaks.
• Heat — The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
• The Liquid Crystal panel is a very high technology product with 1,049,088 pixels, giving you fine picture details.
Occasionally, a few non-active pixels may appear on the screen as a fixed point of blue, green or red. Please note that
this does not affect the performance of your product.
• Lightning — For added protection for this television equipment during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna. This will prevent damage to the
equipment due to lightning and power-line surges.
• Power Lines — An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric
light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system,
extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
• Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an outside antenna is connected to the television equipment, be sure the antenna
system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the
National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting
structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antennadischarge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, ANSI/NFPA 70
ANTENNA
LEAD IN WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING ELECTRODE
SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
• To prevent fire, never place any type of candle or flames on the top or near the TV set.
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to dripping or splashing.
No objects filled with liquids, such as vases, should be placed on the product.
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place the AC cord under the TV set or other heavy items.
• Turn off the main power and unplug the AC cord from the wall outlet before handling.
• Use a soft cloth and gently wipe the surface of the display panel. Using a hard cloth may scratch the panel surface.
• Use a soft damp cloth to gently wipe the panel when it is really dirty.
(It may scratch the panel surface when wiped strongly.)
• If the panel is dusty, use an anti-static brush, which is commercially available, to clean it.
• To protect the panel, do not use a dirty cloth, liquid cleaners or chemical cloth to clean it, such materials may damage the
panel surface.
• Do not display a still picture for a long time, as this could cause an afterimage to remain.
• Install the product on the place where the AC cord can be unplugged easily from the AC outlet, or from the AC INPUT terminal
on the rear of the product.
• When transporting the TV, never carry it by holding or otherwise putting pressure onto the display.
• Do not insert foreign objects into the product. Inserting objects in the air vents or other openings may result in fire or electric
shock. Exercise special caution when using the product around children.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CHILD SAFETY
It Makes A Difference How and Where You Use Your Flat Panel Display
Congratulations on your purchase! As you enjoy your new product, please keep these safety tips in mind:
THE ISSUE
• The home theater entertainment experience is a growing trend and larger flat panel
displays are popular purchases. However, 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 cause injury.
THIS MANUFACTURER CARES!
• The consumer electronics industry is committed to making home entertainment enjoyable
and safe.
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
a “larger than life” flat panel display. Care should be taken to place or 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 that 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.
Note: CEA is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $161 billion U.S.
consumer electronics industry. More than 2,200 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA
membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and
education, industry promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships.
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Supplied accessories
Make sure the following accessories are provided with the product.
LC-26SB27UT
Remote control unit
(X1)
Page 8
“AA” size battery
(X2)
Page 8
AC cord (X1)
Page 7
Cable Tie (X1)
Page 7
Stand unit (X1)
Page 6
Operation manual
(X1)
NOTE
• Always use the AC cord supplied with the TV.
To avoid scratching the frame or screen, please use a soft, lint free cloth for cleaning. Approved cleaning cloths are
available directly from Sharp in single (00Z-LCD-CLOTH) or triple (00Z-LCD- CLOTH- 3) packs. Call 1-800-BE-SHARP
for ordering, or VISIT www.sharpusa.com/SharpDirect.
QUICK REFERENCE
Attaching the stand
• Before attaching (or detaching) the stand, unplug the AC cord from the AC input terminal.
• Before performing work spread cushioning over the base area to lay the TV on. This will prevent it from being damaged.
CAUTION
• Attach the stand in the correct direction.
• Be sure to follow the instructions. Incorrect installation of the stand may result in the TV falling over.
1 Confirm the 8 screws supplied with the TV.
Short screws (X4)
(used in step 2)
Long screws (X4)
(used in step 3)
3
1 Insert the stand into the openings on the bottom of
the TV.
2 Insert and tighten the 4 screws into the 4 holes on the
rear of the TV.
Hex key
Screw
2 Remove the covering sheet of the stand.
1 Attach the base to the post.
2 Attach the base to the 4 screws into the 4 holes on
the bottom of the base.
Hex key
Screw
Soft cushion
4 For protection, sheets
are covering the product.
Please remove these
sheets before use.
NOTE
• To detach the stand, perform the step in reverse order.
Ventilation & Cleaning Tips
Keep your TV in a well ventilated area and make sure not to place it by a heat source or use near
water. The TV is designed for AC use only and should be used with supplied AC cord.
Clean the screen by spraying a soft lint free cloth with water to lightly moisten.
Gently wipe and avoid pressing on the screen. To clean the outer cabinet, use the same method.
Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
6 The screen is glass and can be scratched or broken when dropped or impacted.
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QUICK REFERENCE
QUICK INSTALLATION TIPS
1 Attach your antenna to the back of the TV.
(See page 12.)
2 Connect the AC plug for the TV into the wall outlet.
4 How to turn on the TV for the first time.
A) Press POWER on TV.
AC outlet
• Place the TV close to the AC outlet, and keep the power
plug within reach.
POWER
NOTE
• TO PREVENT RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
TOUCH UN-INSULATED PARTS OF ANY CABLES
WITH THE AC CORD CONNECTED.
3 Secure cables and cords with the supplied cable tie so
that they do not get caught when mounting the cover.
B) POWER indicator on the front of the TV lights GREEN.
Cable tie
POWER indicator
NOTE
• Speaker cannot be detached from the TV.
• TV angle cannot be adjusted.
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QUICK REFERENCE
If the remote control fails to operate TV functions, replace the batteries in the remote control unit.
1 Open the battery cover.
2 Insert two “AA” size batteries
(supplied with the product).
3 Close the battery cover.
• Place the batteries with their terminals
corresponding to the (+) and (–)
indications in the battery compartment.
NOTE
Improper use of batteries can result in chemical leakage or explosion. Be sure to follow the instructions below.
• Do not mix batteries of different types. Different types of batteries have different characteristics.
• Do not mix old and new batteries. Mixing old and new batteries can shorten the life of new batteries or cause chemical
leakage in old batteries.
• Remove batteries as soon as they are worn out. Chemicals that leak from batteries that come in contact with skin can
cause a rash. If you find any chemical leakage, wipe thoroughly with a cloth.
• The batteries supplied with this product may have a shorter life expectancy due to storage conditions.
• If you will not be using the remote control unit for an extended period of time, remove batteries from it.
17” (5 m)
Remote control
sensor
30°
30°
IMPORTANT:
The POWER indicator on the television should light GREEN indicating you have power to the TV.
If the POWER indicator on the television still does not light up, press POWER on the remote control to turn the
power on.
IMPORTANT:
IF THE UNIT DOES NOT POWER ON - UNPLUG THE TELEVISION FROM THE OUTLET AND REPEAT THE
INSTALLATION STEPS.
IF YOU STILL ENCOUNTER NO POWER, PLEASE CONTACT US AT 1-800-BE-SHARP.
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Contents
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ................................... 1
DEAR SHARP CUSTOMER ..................................... 3
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .................. 3
Supplied accessories ............................................. 6
QUICK REFERENCE ................................................ 6
Attaching the stand .............................................. 6
Contents ................................................................... 9
Part names ............................................................. 10
TV (Front) .......................................................... 10
TV (Rear) ........................................................... 10
TV (Left)............................................................. 10
Remote control unit............................................ 11
Preparation ............................................................ 12
Using the remote control unit ............................. 12
Cautions regarding remote control unit .............. 12
Antennas ........................................................... 12
Using external equipment .................................... 13
Displaying an external equipment image ........... 13
Connecting to External Equipment .................... 13
Watching TV ........................................................... 14
Preparation ........................................................ 14
Turning on the power ......................................... 14
Auto Setup ......................................................... 14
Turning off the power ......................................... 14
Changing channels ............................................ 14
Auto Ch Memory ................................................ 15
Skipping stored channel .................................... 15
Clear All ............................................................. 15
Display the channel information ......................... 15
Setting MTS/SAP stereo mode .......................... 15
Selecting the digital audio language .................. 16
View mode for 4:3 programs .............................. 16
View mode for HD programs.............................. 16
Labeling channels.............................................. 16
Favorite channel setting..................................... 17
Closed captions and digital closed captions ...... 18
Caption setup .................................................... 19
Password setting for parental control ................. 19
How to enter the Lock menu .............................. 19
To clear the all V-Chip settings .......................... 19
Parental control (V-CHIP) .................................. 20
TV Parental Guidelines (TV Guidelines) ........... 20
Voluntary movie rating system (MPAA) ............. 20
Canadian rating systems ................................... 21
Canadian English ratings ................................... 21
Canadian French ratings ................................... 21
How to temporarily release the V-Chip block ..... 21
Other convenience functions ............................... 22
Menu operation buttons ..................................... 22
Quick guide for MENU operation ....................... 22
Connecting a PC (Personal computer) ............... 24
Viewing an image from a PC .............................. 24
Displaying an image from a PC .......................... 24
PC compatibility chart ........................................ 24
Appendix ................................................................ 25
Troubleshooting ................................................. 25
Troubleshooting-Digital broadcasting ................ 25
Troubleshooting-PC mode................................. 25
Specifications .................................................... 26
Calling for Service ................................................. 27
LIMITED WARRANTY ............................................ 27
Dimensional Drawings
• The dimensional drawings for the TV set are shown
on the inside back cover.
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Part names
TV (Front)
Remote control sensor
TV (Left)
POWER indicator
Volume (VOL–/+)/
◀/▶buttons
Channel
/▲ button
Channel /▼ button
MENU button
INPUT/ENTER button
POWER button
TV (Rear)
INPUT 6 terminals
OUTPUT terminals
INPUT 2/3 terminals
ANT./CABLE in
INPUT 1 terminals
AC INPUT
INPUT 4 terminal
INPUT 5 terminal
NOTE
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• The illustrations in this operation manual are for explanation purposes and may vary slightly from the actual operations.
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Part names
Remote control unit
1
10
1
2
3
11
12
POWER: Switch the power on or enters standby mode.
(See page 14.)
2
0–9: Set the channel. (See page 14.)
3
• (DOT): (See page 14.)
4
FREEZE: Set the still image. Press again to return to
normal screen.
• The still image automatically goes out after 30 minutes.
5
SLEEP: Allows you to set a time when the TV
automatically switches to standby. Each time you press
this button, the remaining time setting switches by 10
minutes up to 2 hours. This display will disappear after
a few seconds, and the sleep timer automatically starts
counting down.
• If you want to adjust the sleep timer again, you can
press this button repeatedly then change the time
setting.
• Select “Off” by pressing SLEEP repeatedly to cancel
the sleep timer.
• The TV will enter the standby mode when the remaining
time reaches zero.
13
14
15
4
16
5
17
6
EXIT: Turn off the menu screen.
7
6
18
19
CC: Display captions during closed-caption source.
(See page 18.)
8
AUDIO: Display the MTS setting menu. (See page 15.)
9
FAVORITE CH
7
8
9
20
21
A, B, C, D: Select 4 preset favorite channels in 4
different categories. (See page 17 for details.)
While watching, you can toggle the selected channels
by pressing A, B, C and D.
10 DISPLAY: Display the current channel (or input source)
information on the screen. (See page 15.)
11 INPUT: Select a TV input source. (See page 13.)
NOTE
• When using the remote control unit, point it at the TV. (See
page 8.)
There is a protective film covering the face of the remote
control. Please remove this film before use.
12 MUTE: Mute the sound. “Mute” will be displayed on the
screen, and the sound is silenced. The muting feature
can be released by pressing this button again or one of
the VOL +/– buttons.
• Sound via the COAXIAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT
terminal is not muted.
13 VOL +/–: Set the volume.
• To increase the volume, press VOL+.
• To decrease the volume, press VOL–.
• VOL+/– on the TV operates the same as VOL+/– on
the remote control unit.
14 CH
/
: Select the channel. (See page 14.)
15 ENT: Jumps to a channel after selecting with the 0–9
buttons.
16 FLASHBACK: Press to switch to the previously tuned
channel. Press again to switch back to the currently
tuned channel.
• This function will not work if no channel has been
changed after the TV is turned on.
17 MENU: Display the menu screen.
18 ▲/▼/◀/▶/ENTER: Select a desired item on the screen.
19 RETURN: Return to the previous menu screen.
20 VIEW MODE: Select the screen size. (See page 16.)
21 AV MODE: Select an adjusted picture setting. (Sports,
Standard, Movie, Memory.) (See page 23.)
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Preparation
Using the remote control unit
Use the remote control unit by pointing it towards the remote control sensor on
the TV. Objects between the remote control unit and the remote control sensor
may prevent proper operation.
Cautions regarding remote control unit
• Do not expose the remote control unit to shock.
In addition, do not expose the remote control unit to liquids, and do not place in an area
with high humidity.
• Do not install or place the remote control unit under direct sunlight. The heat may cause
deformation of the remote control unit.
• The remote control unit may not work properly if the remote control sensor on the TV is
under direct sunlight or strong lighting. In such cases, change the angle of the lighting or
the TV, or operate the remote control unit closer to the remote control sensor.
Antennas
To enjoy a clearer picture, use an outdoor antenna. The following is a brief explanation of the types of
connections that are used for a coaxial cable. If your outdoor antenna uses a 75-ohm coaxial cable with an
F-type connector, plug it into the antenna terminal at the rear of the TV set.
1. A 75-ohm system is generally a round cable with F-type
connector that can easily be attached to a terminal
without tools (Commercially available).
F-type connector
75-ohm coaxial cable (round)
NOTICE
F-type connector should be
fingertightened only.
When connecting the RF cable to the TV set, do not tighten
F-type connector with tools.
If tools are used, it may cause damage to your TV set. (The
breaking of internal circuit, etc.)
2. A 300-ohm system is a flat “twin-lead” cable that can be
attached to a 75-ohm terminal through a 300/75-ohm
adapter (Commercially available).
300-ohm twin-lead cable (flat)
Connecting Antenna Cable
① Cable without a
CATV converter
F-type connector
75-ohm coaxial cable
Home Antenna
terminal (75-ohm)
Cable TV lead-In
Coaxial cable
(commercially available)
② VHF/UHF antenna
75-ohm coaxial cable (round)
• Connect the antenna cable to the
TV using one of the methods in the
illustration as shown (①, ②, ③ or ④).
Home Antenna
terminal (75-ohm)
Coaxial cable
(commercially available)
③ Combination VHF/
UHF antenna
or 75-ohm coaxial cable (round)
300-ohm twin-lead cable (flat)
300/75-ohm adapter
(commercially available)
VHF
UHF
ANTENNA ANTENNA
④ Separate VHF/
UHF antenna
300-ohm
twin-lead cable
Combiner
(commercially
available)
300-ohm twin-lead cable
IN OUT
or
75-ohm coaxial cable
To TV antenna terminal
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Using external equipment
You can connect many types of external equipment to your TV like a DVD player, VCR, Digital TV tuner, HDMI
equipment, game console or camcorder.
Displaying an external equipment image
To view external source images, select the input
source from “Source Selection” menu using 0–6 on
the remote control.
Source Selection
0.TV
1.Input1
2.Input2
3.Input3
4.Input4
5.Input5
6.Input6
[0-4]:Select
• Each time INPUT is pressed, “Source Selection” item
toggles.
• You can also select “Source Selection” item by pressing
▲/▼.
CAUTION
• To protect equipment, always turn off the TV before
connecting a DVD player, VCR, Digital TV tuner, HDMI
equipment, game console, camcorder or other external
equipment.
NOTE
• Please read the relevant operation manual (DVD player,
etc.) carefully before making connections.
• Refer to your external equipment operation manual for the
signal type.
Connecting to External Equipment
Connecting a DVD player, VCR, Digital TV tuner, HDMI equipment game console or camcorder.
Terminal on external
Terminal on the TV/DVD
Cable
equipment
INPUT 1 or 2
or
INPUT 3
AV cable (commercially available)
L
VIDEO
Component video cable
(commercially available)
Audio cable
(commercially available)
R
AUDIO
PB
Y
PR
COMPONENT
L
R
AUDIO
INPUT 1
S-VIDEO cable
(commercially available)
Audio cable
(commercially available)
INPUT 4 or 5
L
S-VIDEO
HDMI-certified cable
(commercially available)
DIGITAL AUDIO
OUTPUT
Coaxial cable
(commercially available)
AUDIO OUTPUT
Audio cable
(commercially available)
R
AUDIO
HDMI
L
R
AUDIO
NOTE
• The S-VIDEO terminal takes priority over the video terminals.
• When connecting an HDMI-DVI conversion adapter/cable to the HDMI terminal, the image may not come in clearly.
• When using an HDMI-DVI conversion adapter/cable, use INPUT 4 and AUDIO terminal.
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Watching TV
Turning off the power
Preparation
Perform the following steps before you press POWER
on the remote control unit.
1 Insert the batteries into the remote control unit.
(See page 8.)
2 Connect the antenna cable to the TV. (See page
12.)
3 Plug in the AC cord to the AC outlet. (See page 7.)
Turning on the power
Press POWER on the TV, or POWER on the remote
control.
TV status indicator (POWER)
ON
Lighting (Green)
OFF/Standby
Lighting (Red)
• POWER indicator (Green): The TV is on. (“Please wait”
will appear for a few seconds on the screen.)
Auto Setup
The Auto Setup menu appears the first time you
turn on the TV, and assists you to select the menu
language, specify the Air/Cable setting, and program
your channels automatically.
IMPORTANT: Make sure that the antenna or cable TV
system connection is made!
1 The turn on the TV, press POWER (POWER indicator on
Press POWER on the TV, or POWER on the remote
control.
• The TV enters standby mode and the image on the screen
disappears.
• The POWER indicator on the TV changes to Red.
NOTE
• If you are not going to use this TV for a long period of time,
be sure to remove the AC cord from the power outlet.
• Weak electric power is still consumed even when POWER
is turned off.
Changing channels
You can change channels in several ways.
Method 1
Using CH
TV.
/
on the remote control unit or on the
NOTE
• If your cable-TV system includes analog and digital
channels using the same channel number, your channel
up function will scroll through the analog channel first,
then the digital channel. Although it may appear as though
the channel does not change, it actually moves from the
analog to the digital channel in sequence.
If you use channel-down, it will move in reverse, from the
digital channel to the analog channel.
Method 2
Using remote control buttons 0–9, • (DOT) to select
channels for VHF/UHF/CATV/DIGITAL.
the front of the unit changes green. It may take approx.
10 seconds for a picture to appear on screen.).
To select a 1 or 2-digit channel number (e. g., Channel 5):
your desired language.
NOTE
• When selecting a 1-digit channel number, it is not
necessary to press 0 before the number.
• When you enter 0–9 only, channel selection will be made
if there is no operation within a few seconds.
2 The “Auto Setup” function begins. Press ◀/▶ to select
3 Press ▲/▼ to select “Signal Type”, then press ◀/▶ to
select “Cable” or “Air”.
Air
Cable
VHF/UHF channels
CABLE TV channels
4 Press ▲/▼ to select “Automatic Search”, then press
ENTER.
5 The TV will begin memorizing all the channels available
in your area.
• It may take from 15 minutes to 30 minutes to complete
memorizing digital cable channels.
Depending on the reception condition, a BAR display
may not advance for several minutes, please be
patient.
NOTE
• If you press EXIT in the process of “Auto Setup”, the Auto
Setup stops and changes to the normal screen.
• When you make a menu selection, your changes occur
immediately. You do not have to press EXIT to see your
changes.
• When you are finished programming the menus, press
EXIT.
Press 5
To select a 3-digit channel number (e. g., Channel 115):
Press 1g1g5
To select a 4-digit channel number (e. g., Channel 22.1):
Press 2g2g • (DOT) g1
NOTE
• When you enter 0–9 only, channel selection will be made
if there is no operation within a few seconds.
• If you press 0 by itself in “Air” reception, nothing will
happen.
• Complete the above steps within a few seconds.
• When you enter 0–9 and • (DOT), channel selection will
be made if there is no operation within a few seconds.
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Watching TV
Auto Ch Memory
Display the channel information
Auto Ch Memory makes the TV look for all channels
viewable in the set area.
Press DISPLAY to display the current channel (or
input source) information on the screen.
When the TV receives a digital signal, the digital information
will appear for a few seconds.
1 Press MENU and the MENU screen displays.
2 Press ▲/▼ to select “Channel”, then press ▶ or ENTER.
Press ▲/▼ to select “Auto Ch Memory”, then press ▶ or
ENTER.
3 Press ▲/▼ to select “Signal Type”, then press ◀/▶ to
select “Cable” or “Air”.
4 Press ▲/▼ to select “Automatic Search”, then press
•
•
•
•
•
•
Channel number
Channel label (if preset)
V-Chip rating
Sleep timer
Program guide
Resolution
•
•
•
•
•
Station name
Broadcast program name
Signal type
Audio language
Picture size
ENTER.
When the TV receives a analog signal, the analog
information will appear.
in your area.
• It may take from 15 minutes to 30 minutes to complete
memorizing digital cable channels.
Depending on the reception condition, a BAR display
may not advance for several minutes, please be
patient.
•
•
•
•
5 The TV will begin memorizing all the channels available
NOTE
• Memorizing channels is best accomplished during evening
“PRIMETIME” hours, as more stations are broadcasting
digital signals. Memorizing channels can only be
accomplished while a station is broadcasting a digital
signal to set that channel into memory.
• New digital channels may be added to your area
periodically, it is recommended to perform the “Automatic
Search” procedure regularly.
Skipping stored channel
You can set channel selection disabled using CH
/
.
1 Press MENU and the MENU screen displays.
2 Press ▲/▼ to select “Channel”, then press ▶ or ENTER.
3 Press ▲/▼ to select “Add/Delete”, then press ▶ or
ENTER.
4 Press ▲/▼ to select “Add/Delete”, then press ▶ or
ENTER.
5 Press ▲/▼ to select the channel that you want to skip.
6 Press ◀/▶ to select “Delete” for selected channel.
7 Press EXIT to return to the normal screen.
NOTE
• To add a digital channel you are watching:
Select a channel you want to add. Then select “Adding
Channel” in step 4, press ▶ or ENTER.
• To release the skipping channel:
Select “Add” in step 6.
Clear All
All channels are deleted from the channel memory.
1 Press MENU and the MENU screen displays.
2 Press ▲/▼ to select “Channel”, then press ▶ or ENTER.
3 Press ▲/▼ to select “Add/Delete”, then press ▶ or
ENTER.
4 Press ▲/▼ to select “Clear All”, then press ▶ or ENTER.
5 Press EXIT to return to the normal screen.
Channel number
V-Chip rating
Sleep timer
Picture size
•
•
•
•
Channel label (if preset)
Signal type
Audio information (Stereo, SAP or Mono)
Resolution
Setting MTS/SAP stereo mode
The TV has a feature that allows reception of sound
other than the main audio for the program. This feature
is called Multi-channel Television Sound (MTS).
The TV with MTS can receive mono sound, stereo
sound and Secondary Audio Programs (SAP). The
SAP feature allows a TV station to broadcast other
information, which could be audio in another language
or something completely different like weather
information.
You can enjoy Hi-Fi stereo sound or SAP
broadcasts where available.
• Stereo broadcasts
View programs like live sporting events, shows and
concerts in dynamic stereo sound.
• SAP broadcasts
Receive TV broadcasts in either MAIN or SAP sound.
MAIN sound: The normal program soundtrack (either in
mono or stereo).
SAP sound: Listen to a second language, supplementary
commentary or other information. (SAP is mono sound.)
If stereo sound is difficult to hear.
• Obtain a clearer sound by manually switching to fixed
mono-sound mode.
NOTE
• MTS only operates while in TV mode.
• MTS is available only when receiving analog broadcasting,
not when receiving digital broadcasting.
• When the TV receives a stereo or SAP broadcast, the
word “Stereo” or “SAP” displays on-screen if you press
DISPLAY.
Changing MTS
You can change MTS as shown below to match the
television broadcast signal.
1 In analog TV mode, press AUDIO and the “Audio”
menu screen displays. “MTS” will be highlighted.
2 Press AUDIO again or ◀/▶ to select “Stereo”,
“SAP” or “Mono”.
3 Press EXIT to return to the normal screen.
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Watching TV
Selecting the digital audio language
When two or more audio languages are included in a
digital signal, you can select one of the audio languages.
1 In digital TV mode, press AUDIO and the “Audio
Language” menu screen displays.
2 Press ▲/▼ or 0-6 to select your desired language.
3 Press EXIT to return to the normal screen.
NOTE
• Digital audio is active only when receiving digital
boardcasting, not when receiving analog boardcasting.
View mode for 4:3 programs
1 Press VIEW MODE.
• The View mode menu displays.
• The menu lists the view mode options selectable for
the type of video signal currently being received.
2 Press 0–3 to select each view mode directly while
the View mode menu is still on the screen.
• Each time VIEW MODE is pressed, View Mode item
toggles.
• You can also select View Mode item by pressing ▲/▼.
• You can sequentially select a view mode that has its
own aspect ratio.
• You can select “Dot by Dot” in PC input mode.
Side Bar:
Suitable for viewing conventional
4:3 programs in their normal
format.
S.Stretch (Smart stretch):
Suitable for stretching 4:3
programs to fill the screen.
Zoom:
Suitable for viewing wide-screen
2.35:1 anamorphic DVDs in full
screen.
Stretch:
This mode is useful for 1.78:1 DVDs.
When viewing 1.85:1 DVDs,
stretch mode will still show very
thin black bands at the top and
bottom of the screen.
Dot by Dot (for PC/HDMI mode
only):
Detects the resolution of the signal
of the image and it will be shown
on the screen with same amount of
pixels.
View mode for HD programs
Stretch mode is available for HD programs.
Suitable for viewing wide-screen 1.78:1 aspect-ratio
programs. When viewing 1.85:1 programs, the stretch
mode will still show very thin black bands at the top
and bottom of the screen.
Labeling channels
To create channel labels
1 Select a channel you want to label.
2 Press MENU, then press ▲/▼ to select “Channel”,
then press ▶ or ENTER.
Press ▲/▼ to select “Ch Label”, then press ▶ or
ENTER. The Ch Label menu will appear.
3 Press ◀/▶ to select a channel you want to label,
then press ▼.
Ch Label
Channel Number
Ch Label
Label Clear
: Select
15.001
>>
: Adjust
4 Press ◀/▶ repeatedly until the character you want
appears in the first space.
The characters rotation as follows:
-
, () @ / + = -
SPACE
If the character which you desire appears, press
ENTER. Repeat this step to enter the rest of the
characters.
When you finish inputting the label name, press
ENTER.
5 Press EXIT to return to the normal screen.
6 Repeat steps 1-5 for other channels. You can
assign a label to each channel.
To erase channel labels
1 Select a channel with a label which you want to
remove.
2 Press MENU, then press ▲/▼ to select “Channel”,
then press ▶ or ENTER.
Press ▲/▼ to select “Ch Label”, then press ▶ or
ENTER to display the Ch Label menu.
3 Press ▲/▼ to select “Label Clear”. Press ▶ or
ENTER.
4 Press EXIT to return to the normal screen.
5 Repeat steps 1-4 to erase other channel labels.
NOTE
• You can enter to the same menu screen from “Picture” menu.
• You cannot select “Side Bar” and “S.Stretch” when a 720p, 1080i
or 1080p signal is being input.
• Some High Definition and/or Digital broadcasts may not allow you
to change the picture size.
• In PC Mode, only the “Side Bar”, “Stretch” and “Dot by Dot”
picture size features are available. In PC Mode (WXGA), only the
“Stretch” and “Dot by Dot” picture size features are available.
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Watching TV
Favorite channel setting
This function allows you to program 4 favorite
channels in 4 different categories. By setting the
favorite channels in advance, you can select your
favorite channels easily.
Programming favorite channel
1 Select the channel you want to register as a
favorite channel.
2 Press MENU, then press ▲/▼ to select “Channel”,
3
4
5
6
then press ▶ or ENTER.
Press ▲/▼ to select “Favorite Ch”, then press ▶ or
ENTER. The Favorite Ch menu will appear.
Press ▲/▼ to select “Set”, and then press ▶ or
ENTER.
Press ◀/▶ to select the position, and then press
ENTER to register.
Press EXIT to return to the normal screen.
You can jump to the registered favorite channels
directly using four FAVORITE CH.
Deleting a favorite channel
1 Repeat steps 1 to 2 in above procedure.
2 Press ▲/▼ to select “Clear”, and then press ▶ or
ENTER.
3 Press ◀/▶ to select the registered favorite channel
you want to release, and then press ENTER.
4 Press EXIT to return to the normal screen.
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Watching TV
Closed captions and digital closed
captions
NOTE
• Closed Caption might not appear according to the
condition of the signal from the broadcasting station.
Your TV is equipped with an internal Closed Caption
decoder. It allows you to view conversations, narration
and sound effects as subtitles on your TV. Closed
Captions are available on some TV programs and on
some VHS home video tapes at the discretion of the
program provider.
Digital Closed Caption service is a new caption
service available only on digital TV programs (also
at the discretion of the service provider). It is a more
flexible system than the original Closed Caption
system, because it allows a variety of caption sizes
and font styles. When the Digital Closed Caption
service is in use, it will be indicated by the appearance
of a 3-letter abbreviation that also indicates the
language of the Digital Closed Captions: ENG
(English), SPA (Spanish), FRA (French) or other
language codes.
Not all programs and VHS videotapes offer closed
captions. Please look for the “ ” symbol to ensure
that captions will be shown.
1
2
3
4
Tune the TV to the desired program.
Press CC and the Closed Caption screen displays.
Press ◀ or ▶ to setting the “CC Setting” to “On”.
Press ▲/▼ to select “Analog Caption” or “Digital
Caption”.
When you select “Analog Caption”, you can choose
C1, C2, C3, C4, T1, T2, T3 and T4.
When you select “Digital Caption”, you can choose
from CS1, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS6.
5 Press ◀/▶ to select the desired Closed Caption
mode for both Digital and Analog Caption.
6 Press ▲/▼ to select “CC Priority”, then press ◀ / ▶
to select “Digital CC” or “Analog CC”.
• Depending on the broadcast signal, some
Analog Captions will function with a Digital
broadcast signal. This step prevent that two kind
of captions are overlapping.
7 Press EXIT to return to the normal screen.
NOTE
• To turn the Closed Caption feature off, setting the “CC
Setting” to “Off”.
• You can enter the Closed Caption menu from setup menu.
In the Closed Caption system, there can be more than
one caption service provided. Each is identified by
its own number. The “C1” and “C2” services display
subtitles of TV programs superimposed over the
program’s picture. Generally, Closed Captions in
English are transmitted on C1 and Closed Captions in
other languages are transmitted on C2.
In the Closed Caption system, the “Text1” or “Text2”
services display text that is unrelated to the program
being viewed (e.g., weather or news). These services
are also superimposed over the program currently
being viewed.
NOTE
• If the program or video you selected is not closed-captioned, no captions will display on-screen.
• If text is not available in your viewing area, a black rectangle may appear on-screen. If this happens, setting the “CC
Setting” to “Off”.
• When selecting Closed Captions, the captioning will be delayed approx. 10 seconds.
• If no caption signal is received, no captions will appear, but the television will remain in the Caption Mode.
• Misspellings or unusual characters may occasionally appear during Closed Captioning. This is normal with Closed
Captioning, especially with live programs. This is because during live programs, captions are also entered live. These
transmissions do not allow time for editing.
• When Captions are being displayed, on-screen displays, such as volume and mute may be seen but may interfere with
Closed Captions.
• Some Cable TV systems and copy protection systems may interfere with the Closed Captioned signal.
• If using an indoor antenna or if TV reception is very poor, the Closed Caption Decoder may not appear or may appear with
strange characters or misspelled words. In this case, adjust the antenna for better reception or use an outdoor antenna.
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Watching TV
Caption setup
This function allows you to adjust the closed caption
screen appearance to suit your preference.
1 Press MENU and the MENU screen displays.
2 Press ▲/▼ to select “Setup”, then press ▶ or
3
4
5
6
7
ENTER.
Press ▲/▼ to select “Closed Caption”, then press
▶ or ENTER.
The Closed Caption menu displays.
Press ▲/▼ to select “Digital CC Preset”, then press
◀/▶ to select “Custom”.
Press ▲/▼ to select “CC Advanced”, then press ▶
or ENTER.
Press ▲/▼ to select the desired item, then press
◀/▶ to change the setting.
Press EXIT to return to the normal screen.
Selectable parameters available in each
adjustment item.
Item
Selectable parameter
Text Size:
Auto, Small, Standard, Large
Text Type:
Auto, Style1, Style2, Style3, Style4, Style5,
Style6, Style7
Text Edge:
Auto, None, Raised, Depressed, Uniform,
Left Shadow, Right Shadow
Text Color:
Text
Opacity:
Auto, Black, White, Red, Green, Blue,
Yellow, Magenta, Cyan
Auto, Solid, Transparent, Translucent,
Flashing
Background Auto, Black, White, Red, Green, Blue,
Color:
Yellow, Magenta, Cyan
Background Auto, Solid, Transparent, Translucent,
Opacity:
Flashing
NOTE
• This feature is designed to customize Digital Captions
only.
• The “Auto” value depends on the broadcasting station.
Password setting for parental
control
Allows you to use a password to protect certain
settings from being accidentally changed.
IMPORTANT:
Three conditions must be met to enable the V-Chip
① Password is registered.
② V-Chip settings have been made.
③ “V-Chip” is set to “On”.
Setting a password
1 Press MENU and the MENU screen displays.
2 Press ▲/▼ to select “Lock”, then press ▶ or
ENTER.
3 Select and enter a password (4 digits) using the
number buttons (0–9), then press ENTER.
• “ ” appears instead of the number.
4 Enter the same password again to confirm, then
press ENTER, the password is now registered and
the Lock menu will appear on the screen.
Changing the password
Allows you to change your current password.
1 Repeat steps 1 to 3 in Setting a password.
2 Press ▲/▼ to select “Change Password”, then
press ▶ or ENTER.
3 Enter a new password using 0–9, then press
ENTER.
4 Enter the same password again to confirm, then
press ENTER.
5 The screen returns to Lock menu. Your new
password has been set.
NOTE
• As a precautionary measure, make a note of your
password and keep it in a familiar place.
• The “V-Chip Set (DTV)” will only be selectable when
a new rating system can be downloaded via digital
broadcasting in the U.S.
How to enter the Lock menu
1 Press MENU and the MENU screen displays.
2 Press ▲/▼ to select “Lock”, then press ▶ or
ENTER.
3 Input the 4-digit password by using 0–9, then press
ENTER.
The Lock menu displays.
To clear the all V-Chip settings
1 In the Lock menu, press ▲/▼ to select “V-Chip
Clear”, then press ▶ or ENTER.
2 Input the 4-digit password by using 0–9, then press
ENTER. All your settings return to the factory
settings.
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Watching TV
Parental control (V-CHIP)
V-CHIP might not function according to the condition of the signal from the broadcasting station.
V-CHIP is an electronic filtering device built into your TV. This tool gives parents a great degree of control over
broadcasts accessed by their children. It allows parents to select programs judged suitable for child viewing
while blocking ones judged not suitable. It does so automatically once you activate the V-CHIP feature in your
TV.
V-CHIP menu will not be selectable from the menu if you do not first configure your password.
(See page 19 for password setting for parental control.)
• The U.S. has two rating systems for viewing content: movie ratings and TV Parental Guidelines.
• The TV Parental Guidelines work in conjunction with the V-CHIP to help parents screen out inappropriate television shows
from their children.
• Movie ratings are used for original movies rated by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) as watched on cable
TV and not edited for television. The V-CHIP can also be set to block MPAA-rated movies.
TV Parental Guidelines
TV RATING
FANTASY
VIOLENCE
TV-Y (All children)
TV-Y7 (Directed to older children)
Suggested
age
T
X
TV-G (General audience)
TV-PG (Parental Guidance suggested)
TV-14 (Parents strongly cautioned)
TV-MA (Mature audience only)
VIOLENCE
Content
SEXUAL
SITUATIONS
T
T
T
X
X
X
ADULT
LANGUAGE
T
T
T
X
X
X
SEXUAL
DIALOG
T
T
T
X
X
X
T
T
T
X
X
T: The content rating can be set, but this rating is not normally broadcast by TV stations.
X: Content rating can be set.
EXAMPLE
• If you select “TV-G”, this will automatically block the higher ratings “TV-PG”, “TV-14” and “TV-MA”.
Voluntary movie rating system (MPAA)
MOVIE RATING
Age
G
PG
PG-13
R
NC-17
X
Description
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 (age varies in some jurisdictions).
No one 17 and under admitted.
X is an older rating that is unified with NC-17 but may be encoded in the data of older movies.
EXAMPLE
• If you select “PG-13”, this will automatically block the higher ratings “R”, “NC-17” and “X”.
NOTE
• Voluntary movie rating system only uses an age-based rating.
TV Parental Guidelines
(TV Guidelines)
Voluntary movie rating system
(MPAA)
1 In Lock menu, press ▲/▼ to select “V-Chip”, then
1 Repeat steps 1 and 2 in TV parental Guidelines
2
2 Press ▲/▼ to select “Movie Rating”, then press ▶
3
4
5
press ◀/▶ to select “On” .
Press ▲/▼ to select “V-Chip Set”, then press ▶ or
ENTER.
Press ▲/▼ to select “TV Rating”, then press ▶ or
ENTER.
Press ▲/▼/◀/▶ to select the desired rating, then
press ENTER.
Press EXIT to return to the normal screen.
(TV Guidelines).
or ENTER.
3 Press ▲/▼ to select the desired rating, then press
ENTER.
4 Press EXIT to return to the normal screen.
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Watching TV
Canadian rating systems
• The TV rating systems in Canada are based on the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission
(CRTC) policy on violence in television programming.
• While violence is the most important content element to be rated, the structure developed takes into consideration other
program content like language, nudity, sexuality and mature themes.
• When setting the V-CHIP on the Canadian system you can choose either the Canadian English ratings or the Canadian
French ratings.
Canadian English ratings
Rating
E
C
C8+
Age
G
PG
14+
18+
Description
Exempt: Includes news, sports, documentaries and other information programming; talk shows, music
videos, and variety programming.
Children: Intended for younger children under the age of 8 years. Pays careful attention to themes that
could threaten their sense of security and well-being.
Children over 8 years old: Contains no portrayal of violence as the preferred, acceptable, or only way to resolve
conflict; nor encourage children to imitate dangerous acts which they may see on the screen.
General: Considered acceptable for all age groups. Appropriate viewing for the entire family, contains very
little violence, physical, verbal or emotional.
Parental Guidance: Intended for a general audience, but may not be suitable for younger children (under
the age of 8) because it could contain controversial themes or issues.
Over 14 Years: Could contain themes where violence is one of the dominant elements of the storyline, but
it must be integral to the development of plot or character. Language usage could be profane and nudity
present within the context of the theme.
Adults: Intended for viewers 18 years and older and might contain depictions of violence, which while
related to the development of plot, character or themes, are intended for adult viewing.
Could contain graphic language and portrayals of sex and nudity.
Example: If you select “G”, this will automatically block the higher ratings “PG”, “14+” and “18+”.
Canadian French ratings
Rating
E
Age
Description
Exempt programming.
General: All ages and children, contains minimal direct violence, but may be integrated into the plot in a
G
humorous or unrealistic manner.
General but inadvisable for young children: May be viewed by a wide public audience, but could contain
8 ans+ scenes disturbing to children under 8 who cannot distinguish between imaginary and real situations.
Recommended for viewing with parent.
Over 13 years: Could contain scenes of frequent violent scenes and therefore recommended for viewing
13 ans+
with parent.
16 ans+ Over 16 years: Could contain frequent violent scenes and intense violence.
18 ans+ Over 18 years: Only for adult viewing. Could contain frequent violent scenes and extreme violence.
Example: If you select “8 ans+”, this will automatically block the higher ratings “13 ans+”, “16 ans+” and “18 ans+”.
Canadian English ratings
1 Repeat steps 1 and 2 in TV parental Guidelines
(TV Guidelines).
2 Select “CAN ENG Rating”, then press ▶ or ENTER.
Press ▲/▼ to select E, C, C8+, G, PG, 14+ or 18+,
then press ENTER.
3 Press EXIT to return to the normal screen.
Canadian French ratings
1 Repeat steps 1 and 2 in TV parental Guidelines
(TV Guidelines).
2 Select “CAN FRE Rating”, then press ▶ or ENTER.
Press ▲/▼ to select E ,G, 8 ans+, 13 ans+, 16 ans+
or 18 ans+, then press ENTER.
3 Press EXIT to return to the normal screen.
How to temporarily release the
V-Chip block
The V-Chip block is working and censors a broadcast,
“This program has been blocked!” displays.
1 Press MUTE while the V-Chip is working and then
the password entering menu displays.
2 Enter your 4-digit password with 0–9, then press
ENTER.
At this time V-Chip block temporarily releases.
Reactivating the temporarily released V-Chip block
Method 1: Change to the other channel.
Method 2: Switch off the TV power.
NOTE
• Performing any of the two above will activate the V-Chip
block.
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Other convenience functions
Menu operation buttons
Quick guide for MENU operation
Use the following buttons on the remote control to
operate the menu.
example : Select Language
1 Press MENU and the MENU screen displays.
Main Menu
Picture
>>
Audio
Channel
Lock
Setup
ENTER : Set
: Select
2 Press ▲/▼ to select “Setup”, then press ▶ or
ENTER.
Press ▲/▼ to select “Language”.
Setup
Closed Caption
Language
Video Label
Auto Shut Off
Reset
: Select
>>
English
>>
Off
>>
: Adjust
3 Press ◀/▶ to select the desired language.
...on the following pages the MENU can be called
in the same way as here.
4 Press EXIT to return to the normal screen.
NOTE
• Some menu items may not displayed depending on the
selected input source.
• If no buttons are pressed for more than approx. 60
seconds, the menu screen will return to normal Monitor
screen automatically.
MENU:
Press to open the menu screen.
▲/▼/◀/▶: Press to select a desired item on the
screen or adjust a selected item.
ENTER:
Press to go to the next step or complete
the setting.
RETURN: Press to return to the previous step.
EXIT:
Press to exit from the menu screen.
All changed settings will be saved.
: Select
: Adjust
ENTER : Set
The lower part of the menu screen is an
operational guide for the remote control.
It will change in accordance with each menu
setting screen.
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Other convenience functions
Icon
Picture
Selected item
Picture Setting
AV Mode
View Mode
Film Mode
PC Setting*
(see page 24)
Brightness / Contrast /
Sharpness / Color / Tint
Color Temperature
Backlight
Sports
Standard
Movie
For a movie.
Memory
Allows the user to customize settings as desired. You can set the
mode for each input source.
See page 16.
A smoother motion may be obtained by setting the Film Mode to “On”
when you view a DVD from the DVD player.
To adjust the horizontal / vertical position of the image on the PC
Monitor screen. Each video standard will require a different value for
this setting.
To minimize any vertical bars or stripes visible on the screen
background.
This must be adjusted after the frequency has been set optimize
picture quality.
To adjust the all PC settings automatically.
DNR (Digital Noise Reduction) can reduce the roughness of the
picture.
You can adjust the sound quality to your preference.
See page 15.
The dynamic presence and sound created offers a thoroughly
enjoyable listening experience.
When two or more audio languages are included in a digital signal,
you can select one of the audio languages.
When you connect the HDMI device to the TV, select this setting.
When you connect the DVI device to the TV with analog audio cords,
select this setting.
• Sound via speaker and AUDIO OUTPUT terminal are adjusted with
VOL +/– on the remote control unit or VOL –/+ on the TV.
• Sound via the AUDIO OUTPUT terminal is adjusted with VOL
+/– on the remote control unit or VOL –/+ on the TV.
• Sound via speaker is muted.
See page 15.
On / Off
Hor Position / Ver Position
Phase
Audio
Auto Adjust
On / Off
Bass / Treble / Balance
MTS
Stereo / SAP / Mono
Surround
On/Off
Audio Language
HDMI1 Audio
HDMI
DVI
Speakers
On
Off
Channel
Add/Delete
DTV Signal
Auto Ch Memory
Ch Label
Favorite Ch
Adding Channel / Add/Delete
/ Clear All
Signal Type / Automatic
Search
Channel Number / Ch Label /
Label Clear
Lock
Setup
You can adjust the picture quality to your preference.
Bluish (Cool) / Neutral (Standard) / Reddish (Warm)
Backlight adjusts the screen brightness for improved picture clarity.
For a clear-cut image emphasizing high contrast, useful for sports
viewing.
For a highly defined image in a normal lighting.
Clock
DNR
Description
Select “DTV Signal”, then press ▶ or ENTER. The Digital-Signal
strength screen will appear.
If necessary, adjust the direction of the antenna to obtain the
maximum signal strength.
See page 15.
See page 16.
See page 17.
See pages 19~21.
Closed Caption
Language
English / Français / Español
Video Label
Auto Shut Off
Reset
On / Off
See page 18.
You can choose from three different languages (English, French and
Spanish) for the on-screen displays.
Let you set the input terminal displayed when using the “Source
Selection” menu or channel display.
Press ▲/▼ to select the specific input source which you want to change.
Press ◀/▶ to select the new label for the selected input source.
In case of “Auto Shut Off” feature is “On”, if a station being viewed stops
broadcasting, the TV will automatically shut itself off after 15 minutes.
• If Auto Shut Off is “On” and the broadcast signal is weak, the TV may
automatically shut itself off. If this happens, turn Auto Shut Off to “Off”.
The Reset function returns your settings to the factory settings.
NOTE
* “PC Setting” is available only for PC INPUT (INPUT 6).
* When you connect the PC via HDMI input, you can setting “Hor Position” and “Ver Position” only.
* Whenever you change the PC display resolution settings and find that the characters of the PC input has rough edges or
has some flickerings, please go to PC Setting and do an “Auto Adjust” to improve the display of the PC input.
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Connecting a PC (Personal computer)
Viewing an image from a PC
Use the INPUT 6 (PC) terminals to connect a PC. (When you use HDMI cable, use the INPUT 4 (HDMI 1) terminal.)
NOTE
• The PC input terminals are DDC1/2B-compatible.
• Refer to “PC compatibility chart” for a list of PC signals compatible with the System.
• Make sure to select the same signal values for the output signal of a PC and the input signal of the TV set before
connecting with the PC. (See page 23.)
• Depending on the PC being used, images may not be shown without converting the output signals into external output.
Please refer to your PC’s manuals regarding converting to external output.
• You can also connect the PC with HDMI cable. If you use HDMI cable, you
don’t have to connect the audio cord. If you use HDMI-to-DVI cable, please
connect audio cord as same way as VGA cable.
Connecting the RGB cable
• Connect the RGB cable making sure
that it fits correctly into the terminal.
Then, firmly secure the connectors by
tightening the screws on both sides
of the plug.
To ANALOG RGB
output terminal
To PC IN
terminal
RGB cable
(commercially available)
PC
To Audio output
terminals
∅3.5 mm stereo minijack cable
(commercially available)
To AUDIO PC/HDMI
input terminal
Signal names for 15-pin mini D-sub connecter
5
15
Pin No.
①
②
③
④
⑤
⑥
⑦
⑧
13
12
PC
1
Resolution
6
7
8
9
14
2
3
4
10
PC compatibility chart
720 x 400
11
Signal name
R
G
B
Not connected
DGND (Ground)
AGND (Ground)
AGND (Ground)
AGND (Ground)
Pin No.
⑨
⑩
⑪
⑫
⑬
⑭
⑮
Signal name
D-SUB_5
GND (Ground)
Not connected
DDCD
VGAHS
VGAVS
DDCC
VGA
PC
SVGA
XGA
WXGA
640 x 480
800 x 600
Horizontal
Frequency
Vertical
Frequency
VESA
Standard
31.5 kHz
70 Hz
-
31.5 kHz
60 Hz
○
37.9 kHz
72 Hz
○
37.5 kHz
75 Hz
○
35.1 kHz
56 Hz
○
37.9 kHz
60 Hz
○
48.1 kHz
72 Hz
○
46.9 kHz
75 Hz
○
48.4 kHz
60 Hz
○
56.5 kHz
70 Hz
○
60.0 kHz
75 Hz
○
1,280 x 768
47.8 kHz
60 Hz
○
1,360 x 768
47.7 kHz
60 Hz
○
1,024 x 768
Displaying an image from a PC
To view an image from a PC, perform the following
procedure.
① Select the Input 6 (PC) mode using INPUT on the remote
control or the TV set. (See page 13.)
② Select the PC input signal.
③ Adjust the “Picture” items if the PC image does not come
in clearly. (See page 23.)
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Appendix
Troubleshooting
Problem
• No power
• Unit cannot be operated.
• Remote control unit does not
operate.
Possible Solution
• Check if you pressed POWER on the TV,or on the remote control unit.
(See page 14.)
• Is the AC cord disconnected? (See page 7.)
• Has the power been turned on? (See page 14.)
• External influences such as lightning, static electricity, may cause improper
operation. In this case, operate the unit after first turning off the power of the TV or
unplugging the AC cord and replugging it in after 1 or 2 minutes.
•
•
•
•
•
• Picture is cut off/with sidebar
screen.
• Strange color, light color, or color •
misalignment
•
• Power is suddenly turned off.
•
•
•
• No picture
• No sound
• The TV sometimes makes a
cracking sound.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Are batteries inserted with polarity (+, –) aligned? (See page 8.)
Are batteries worn out? (Replace with new batteries.)
Are you using it under strong or fluorescent lighting?
Is a fluorescent light illuminated near the remote control sensor?
Are screen mode adjustments such as view mode choose made correctly? (See
page 16.)
Adjust the picture tone. (See page 23.)
Is the room too bright? The picture may look dark in a room that is too bright.
Is the sleep timer set? (See page 11.)
Check the Auto Shut Off settings. (See page 23.)
The unit’s internal temperature has increased.
Remove any objects blocking vent or clean.
Is connection to other components correct? (See page 13.)
Is correct input signal source selected after connection? (See page 13.)
Is the correct input selected? (See page 13.)
Is picture adjustment correct? (See page 23.)
Is the volume too low? (See page 11.)
Have you pressed MUTE on the remote control unit? (See page 11.)
This is not a malfunction. This happens when the cabinet slightly expands and
contracts according to change in temperature. This does not affect the TV’s
performance.
Troubleshooting-Digital broadcasting
The example of an error
Possible Solution
message displayed on a screen
• Digital channel signal strength is • Check the antenna cable. Check that the antenna is correctly setup.
low
• Digital channel is scrambled
• It is subscription channel. Contact the service provider.
• Audio only
• The channel has audio contents only.
Troubleshooting-PC mode
Problem
• There is no image.
Possible Solution
• Make sure the RGB cable is properly connected. (See page 24.)
• Make sure the output signal of the PC and the input signal setting of the LCD TV set
are matched.(See page 24.)
• Some software prohibit video playback on an external display when playing back a
video with a notebook PC. This is not attributable to a problem with the LCD TV set.
• There is no sound.
• Make sure the PC audio cable is properly connected. (See page 24.)
• Check if the mute function activates, or if the volume is set to minimum. (See page
11.)
• The text is blurred.
• Adjust “Clock” and “Phase” using the PC Setting menu. (See page 23.)
• The image is not displayed in the • Adjust “Hor Position” and “Ver Position” using the PC Setting menu. (See page 23.)
center of the screen.
Cautions regarding use in high and low temperature environments
• When the unit is used in a low temperature space (e.g. room, office), the picture may leave trails or appear slightly
delayed. This is not a malfunction, and the unit will recover when the temperature returns to normal.
• Do not leave the unit in a hot or cold location. Also, do not leave the unit in a location exposed to direct sunlight or near a
heater, as this may cause the cabinet to deform and the Liquid Crystal panel to malfunction.
Storage temperature: –4°F to +140°F (–20°C to +60°C)
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Appendix
Specifications
Item
LCD panel
Resolution
TV
TV-standard (CCIR)
Function Receiving VHF/UHF
Channel
CATV
Digital Terrestrial
Broadcast (8VSB)
Digital Cable*1
(64/256 QAM)
Audio multiplex
Audio out
Terminals Rear
INPUT 1
INPUT 2
Dimension*2
(W x H x D)
1-135ch (non-scrambled channel only.)
BTSC System
5.0W x 2
AV in, S-VIDEO in
AV in
INPUT 3
INPUT 4
INPUT 5
COMPONENT in, Audio in (Share with INPUT 2)
HDMI in with HDCP, Audio in
HDMI in with HDCP
INPUT 6
DIGITAL AUDIO
OUTPUT
ANT/CABLE
15-pin mini D-sub female connector, Audio in (φ 3.5 mm jack)
Coaxial Digital audio output x 1 (PCM/Dolby Digital)
75 Ω Unbalance, F Type x 1 for Analog (VHF/UHF/CATV)
and Digital (AIR/CABLE)
English/French/Spanish
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
67 W (0.7 W Standby with AC 120V)
OSD language
Power Requirement
Power Consumption
Weight
Model: LC-26SB27UT
26” Class (26 Diagonal)
Active Matrix (a-Si TFT LCD)
1,049,088 pixels (1366 x 768)
American TV Standard ATSC/NTSC System
VHF 2-13ch, UHF 14-69ch
1-135ch (non-scrambled channel only.)
2-69ch
TV + stand
20.7 Ibs./9.4 kg
TV only
17.4 Ibs./7.9 kg
TV + stand
261/32 x 20 x 99/16 inch
TV only
261/32 x 1813/64 x 361/64 inch
Operating temperature
+32°F to +104°F (0°C to +40°C)
Emergency alert messages via Cable are unreceivable.
*2
The dimensional drawings are shown on the inside back cover.
• Typical time for power output decrease of about one-half assuming continuous use in a room with normal lighting, normal
brightness and temperature at 77°F/25°C.
• As part of policy of continuous improvement, SHARP reserves the right to make design and specification changes for
product improvement without prior notice. The performance specification figures indicated are nominal values of production
units. There may be some deviations from these values in individual units.
*1
CLEARING THE PASSWORD
If you forget the password, clear the password using the following procedure.
1 Press and hold both VOL – on the TV and press 0 on the remote
control simultaneously for a few seconds until “Lock” menu appears on
the screen.
2 Now the old password was cleared. You can set the new password.
The password is
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NOTE
.
• As a precautionary measure, make a note of your
password above, cut it from this manual, and keep it in a
safe place.
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Calling for Service
For location of the nearest Sharp Authorized Service, or to obtain product literature, accessories, supplies, or
customer assistance, please call 1-800-BE-SHARP.
LIMITED WARRANTY
CONSUMER LIMITED WARRANTY
SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION warrants to the first consumer purchaser that this Sharp brand Liquid Crystal Display product (the
“Product”), when shipped in its original container, will be free from defective workmanship and materials, and agrees that it will, at its option,
either repair the defect or replace the defective Product or part thereof with a new or remanufactured equivalent at no charge to the
purchaser for parts or labor for the period(s) set forth below.
This warranty does not apply to any appearance items of the Product or if the serial number or model number affixed to the Product has
been removed, defaced, changed, altered or tampered with. This warranty does not cover installation or signal reception problems. This
limited warranty will not apply if the Product has been or is being used in a commercial setting or application; this warranty is meant solely
for the non-commercial, household use of the Product by consumers in their home or residence. If you intend to or already use this Product
for commercial purposes or in a commercial setting, there are warranties available to cover your use of this Product, the terms of which may
vary. Please contact 1-888-GO-SHARP for further information.
In order to enforce your rights under this limited warranty, you should follow the steps set forth below. You must be able to provide proof of
purchase to the servicer, which proof must include the date of purchase.
To the extent permitted by applicable state law, the warranties set forth are in lieu of, and exclusive of, all other warranties, express or
implied. Specifically ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THOSE SET FORTH ABOVE ARE EXCLUDED, ALL EXPRESS AND
IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR USE, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE ARE SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED. IF, UNDER APPLICABLE STATE LAW, IMPLIED WARRANTIES MAY NOT VALIDLY BE
DISCLAIMED OR EXCLUDED, THE DURATION OF SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTIES IS LIMITED TO THE PERIOD(S) FROM THE DATE OF
PURCHASE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS
WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
The warranties given herein shall be the sole and exclusive warranties granted by Sharp and shall be the sole and exclusive remedy
available to the purchaser and only for the time periods set forth herein. No other representations or promises made by anyone are
permitted. Correction of defects, in the manner and for the period of time described herein, shall constitute complete fulfillment of all
liabilities and responsibilities of Sharp to the purchaser with respect to the Product, and shall constitute full satisfaction of all claims,
whether based on contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise. Sharp does not warrant nor shall Sharp be liable, or in any way
responsible, for Products which have been subject to abuse (including, but not limited to, improper voltage), accident, misuse, negligence,
lack of reasonable care, alteration, modification, tampering, misuse, improper operation or maintenance or any damages or defects in the
Product which were caused by repairs or attempted repairs performed by anyone other than a Sharp authorized servicer. Nor shall Sharp
be liable or in any way responsible for any incidental or consequential economic or property damage. Some states do not allow limits on
warranties or on remedies for breach in certain transactions; in such states, the limits herein may not apply.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS VALID ONLY IN THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND PUERTO RICO.
Model Specific Section
Your Product Model Number & Description:
LC-26SB27UT Liquid Crystal Television
(Be sure to have this information available when you need service for your
Product.)
Warranty Period for this Product:
One
90 days
from
theofdate
of purchase.
One (1)
(1) year
year parts,
parts and
labor labor
from the
date
purchase.
Additional Exclusions from
Warranty Coverage (if any):
Image Retention resulting from a fixed image being displayed for long
periods of time is not covered by this Limited Warranty (see Operation
Manual on how to prevent this).
Where to Obtain Service:
From a Sharp Authorized Servicer located in the United States. To find the
location of the nearest Sharp Authorized Servicer, please call Sharp toll free
at 1-800-BE-SHARP.
What to do to Obtain Service:
Ship prepaid or carry in your Product to a Sharp Authorized Servicer. Be sure
to have proof of purchase available. If you ship the Product, be sure it is
insured and packaged securely. Please use two persons to carry the Product,
transport it in its original packaging, and ensure that the Product is covered
to avoid scratches and damage. Sharp shall not be responsible for lost,
stolen or misdirected mail or for damage to the product incurred during
shipping.
TO OBTAIN PRODUCT INFORMATION OR PURCHASE ACCESSORIES AND EXTENDED WARRANTIES, CALL 1-800-BE-SHARP
OR VISIT www.sharpusa.com
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