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Model No. TX-26LXD8A
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Quick Start Guide Viewing Advanced FAQs, etc. Turn your own living room into a movie theatre! Experience an amazing level of multi- media excitement Contents Be Sure to Read Receive digital terrestrial services using an integrated (Digital Video Broadcasting) tuner Sharp pictures with HDMI terminal Safety Precautions ······································ 4 • (Warning / Important Installation Notices) Create home theatre and DVD recorder link-ups with Enjoy rich multi-media “VIERA Link” without
Safety Precautions Important Installation Notices Warning Install TV on a stable surface Handling the mains plug and lead If a television is not positioned in a sufﬁ ciently stable location, it can be potentially hazardous due to falling. Many injuries, particularly to children, can be avoided by taking simple precautions such as: Insert the mains plug fully into the socket outlet. (If the mains plug is loose, it could generate heat and cause ﬁ re.) Using cabinets or stands recommended
Basic Connection Quick Start Guide • Accessories / Options • Accessories / Options Basic Connection External equipment and cables shown are not supplied with this TV. Check that you have the accessories and items shown Standard accessories Please ensure that the unit is disconnected from the mains socket before attaching or disconnecting any leads. Example 1 Example 2 Remote Control Transmitter Batteries for the Remote Operating Instructions with N2QAYB000228 Control Transmitter (2) Connecting
Auto Tuning Quick Start Guide • Identifying Controls • Identifying Controls Auto Tuning Function select Search and store TV channels automatically. Volume / Contrast / Brightness / Colour / Sharpness / These steps are not necessary if the setup has been completed by your local dealer. • Tint (NTSC mode) / Bass / Treble / Balance / Auto Tuning (p. 26) AV4 IN Plug the TV into mains socket and switch On S SD Card slot (p. 33) VIDEO You can now use the remote • Increases or decreases the VIDE
Watching TV Viewing • Other useful functions Watching TV Display Information banner INFO Turn power on Also appears when changing a programme • 1 Event Programme POWER Mains power On / Off switch should be On. (p. 8) Current time Category • Example: If “Shop” is displayed on the top right of the screen, • 1 TEN Digital All DVB Services 10:30 am reset settings in “Shipping Condition” (p. 28), and Coronation Street Select FAV List select “Home” in “Auto Tuning” (p. 9). 9:00 am - 11:00 am Sof
Using TV Guide Viewing • Watching TV • Watching TV Using TV Guide Other useful functions Using TV Guide enables you to select programme easily, view event informations, etc. TV Guide Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) provides an on-screen listing of the programmes currently broadcast and the future broadcasts over the next seven days (depending on the ASPECT Aspect Selection broadcasters). 16:9 Change the aspect ratio 14:9 Just Analogue programmes will be listed after DVB programmes.
Watching Videos and DVDs Viewing • Watching Videos and DVDs Connect the external equipment (VCRs, DVD equipment, etc.) and you can watch the input. Panasonic equipment connected to the TV can be directly operated with the remote control. To connect the equipment p. 7 • The Remote Control is capable of operating some functions of selected Panasonic external equipment. VCR / DVD switch VCR DVD Select VCR to operate Panasonic VCR or DVD equipment Select DVD to operate Panasonic DVD equipment o
Viewing Teletext Viewing • Viewing Teletext You can enjoy teletext broadcasting, including news, weather forecasts and subtitles, if this service is Stop automatic updating provided by the broadcasters. (If you wish to hold the current page without updating) What is FASTEXT mode? HOLD In FASTEXT mode, four differently coloured subjects are situated at the bottom of the screen. To access more HOLD HOLD information about one of these subjects, press the appropriately coloured button. This
How to Use Menu Functions Advanced • (picture, sound quality, etc.) How to Use Menu Functions Overview Various menus allow you to make settings for the picture, sound, and other functions. Display the menu Main Menu MENU Displays the functions that can be set 1 • VIERA Link Menu (varies according to the input signal) VIERA Link Pause Live TV Access INPUT Direct TV Rec Start The menu of the accessed Picture VIERA Link Control Recorder ASPECT EXIT equipment Speaker Selection Home Cinema
How to Use Menu Functions Advanced • (picture, sound quality, etc.) VIERA Link Settings Tuning Menu Setup VIERA Link Picture Sound How to Use Menu Functions Menu list Menu list Menu Item Adjustments / Configurations (alternatives) Menu Item Adjustments / Configurations (alternatives) Pause Live TV Creates list of favourite programmes (p. 25) DVB Favourites Edit Controls the connected equipment with VIERA Link function, and enables various Direct TV Rec convenient recording, playback, etc. (p.
DVB Settings (DVB) Advanced • DVB Settings (DVB mode) DVB Settings provide access to various advanced features. If in Analogue mode Download new software to TV. Select DVB For details p. 40 • 1 If System Update is performed, the software will be updated (it may change TV functions). If you do not wish to do so, set “Auto Update Search in Standby” to Off. POWER INPUT Display the menu Select “Auto Update Search in Standby” and then set “On” or “Off” MENU GUIDE EXIT System Update 2 On: Automati
Editing Programmes Advanced • Create your favourite programme list from various broadcasters (up to 4: Fav List1 / Fav List2 / Fav List3 / Fav List4). The list is added to “Favourites” list in TV Guide (p. 13) and information banner (p. 11) and Editing Programmes then easily accessed. Select a programme and add it to the list You can make your favourite programme lists and skip unwanted programmes, etc. Favourites Edit G All DVB Services Fav List1 1 TEN Digital 2 ABC TV Sydney Favourites E
Tuning Programmes Advanced • Tuning Programmes Automatically retune all DVB or Analogue programmes received in the area. You can retune all the TV programmes when moving house or search for new services which may have Only DVB programmes are retuned in DVB mode. recently started broadcasting. • Only Analogue programmes are retuned in Analogue mode. • Select DVB or Analogue Start Auto Tuning Settings are made automatically Set all DVB Auto Tuning - Digital (DVB) Auto Tuning “DVB Manual Tuning
Input Labels Advanced • Restore Settings • Restore Settings Input Labels Resets the TV to its original condition, i.e. no programmes tuned in. For easier identiﬁ cation and selection of the input mode, you can label each input terminals or skip All settings (programmes, picture, sound quality, etc.) are reset. terminal that is not connected to any equipment. To select the input mode p. 14 • Display the menu Display the menu MENU 1 MENU 1 INPUT ASPECT EXIT INPUT OK Select “Setup” ASPECT EXI
HDMI Functions Advanced • Displaying PC Screen on TV • Setup Picture Setup Displaying PC Screen on TV HDMI Functions The screen of the PC connected to the TV can be displayed on the TV. HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) allows you to enjoy high-definition digital images and high- You can also listen to PC sound with the audio cable connected. quality sound by connecting the TV and the equipment. To connect PC p. 39 HDMI-compatible equipment ( 1) with an HDMI or DVI output ter
Viewing from SD Card Advanced • (Photos) Viewing Setup (Photos) Viewing from SD Card Still images recorded by digital cameras will be displayed. For details on SD Cards p. 41 • To insert To remove Insert the SD Card 1 SD Card Enter SD mode (Photo View Mode) OK All photos in SD Card are displayed by thumbnail. 2 • POWER INPUT Label surface Push until a click is heard Press the centre of the card GUIDE EXIT Select the photo to be viewed Slide show OK Selected Error display 3 photo (imag
TM VIERA Link “HDAVI Control ” Advanced • TM VIERA Link “ Control ” Features available (Using VIERA Link Menu) Enjoy additional HDMI Inter-Operability with Panasonic products which have “HDAVI Control” function. This TV supports “HDAVI Control 3” function. Connections to the equipment (DIGA Recorder, HD Video Camera, Player theatre, Ampliﬁ er, etc.) with You can pause the live TV programme and resume later. HDMI cable allow you to interface them automatically. This function is availab
TM VIERA Link “HDAVI Control ” Advanced • TM VIERA Link “ Control ” Features available (Using VIERA Link Menu) Features available (Using VIERA Link Menu) You can control some functions of the connected equipment with this TV remote You can control the theatre speaker with this TV remote control (point the remote control (point the remote control at the TV’s signal receiver). control at the TV’s signal receiver). This function is available with the equipment which has “HDAVI Control 2” or T
External Equipment Advanced • External Equipment These diagrams show our recommendations for how to connect the TV to your various equipment. HDMI equipment To watch satellite broadcasts For other connections, consult the instructions for each piece of equipment, the table below, and the Set top box “HDMI connection” (p. 31) speciﬁ cations (p. 46). DVD Recorder Fully wired HDMI compliant AV IN cable 1 2 Fully wired HDMI compliant cable To record / playback DVD Recorder / VCR RF cable o
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