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Set up Preparation Basic Operation Advanced Operation Reference Section
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Important Information WARNING Precautions TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, Installing your TV DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. • Place the TV on the floor or on a sturdy platform. The mounting surface should be flat and steady. If you install the TV on a soft floor, make sure that the floor is not damaged by the weight of the TV. • Place the TV far enough away from the walls to allow proper ventilation. This will prevent the TV from overheating and avoid possible da
Set up Preparation Basic Operation Advanced Operation Reference Section Contents Set Up Basic Operation Introduction ................................................................... 4 Watching TV programs or videotapes ...................... 18 Exploring your new TV ............................................... 4 Selecting a TV channel .............................................. 18 Selecting a location for your TV ................................. 4 Selecting the video input source .....
Introduction This owner’s manual applies to model 34AS41. Instructions in this manual are based on using the buttons on the remote control. Write your model and serial numbers in the spaces provided on the cover for your records. Exploring your new TV You can operate your TV using the buttons on the front panel or the remote control. The back panel provides all the terminal connections you will need to connect other equipment to your TV. POWER RECALL MUTE o 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 CH RTN 100 0 ENT CH
Set up Set up Preparation Basic Operation Advanced Operation Reference Section Connecting your TV If you have not connected electronic equipment before, or you have been frustrated in the past, you may wish to read this section. (Cables are not supplied.) A coaxial cable is the standard cable that comes in from your antenna or cable converter box. Coaxial cables use “F” connectors. Antenna Coaxial Cable Audio and video cables are usually color-coded according to use: yellow for video; red an
Connecting your TV (continued) Connecting a cable converter box and a VCR This connection allows you to watch videotapes and watch and record basic and premium cable channels. Tune the TV and VCR channels to 3 or 4 (whichever channel is vacant in your area), and then use the converter box to change channels. You will need: From • one cable signal splitter OUT Cable Cable • three coaxial cables Stereo VCR Converter IN Box • one pair of audio cables (one single audio S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO LR cable
Set up Set up Preparation Basic Operation Advanced Operation Reference Section Connecting a DVD player with component video and a VCR ™ This connection allows you to watch DVD, VCR, and TV programs, and record TV programs. Your TV has ColorStream (component video) connections. Connecting your TV to a component video–compatible DVD player (such as a Toshiba DVD ™ player with ColorStream ) can greatly enhance picture quality and performance. You will need: From Antenna • one coaxial cable Stereo V
Preparing the remote control for use Your TV remote control can operate your TV together with most VCR models and cable TV converters, even if they are different brands. If you have a Toshiba VCR, your TV remote control is already programmed to operate it (see page 10). If you have a non-Toshiba VCR and/or cable TV converter, you must first program your remote control so it will operate the other equipment (see pages 11–13). Installing the remote control batteries 1 Slide the battery cover off t
Set up Preparation Preparation Basic Operation Advanced Operation Reference Section Location of controls on TV and remote control For details on the use of each control, refer to pages in brackets. TV front panel TV/VIDEO  VOLUME T/S  CHANNEL s/t  MENU TV / VIDEO VOLUME CHANNEL POWER
Using the remote control with a VCR or cable TV converter • To use your TV remote control to operate a VCR, set the TV/CABLE/VCR switch to VCR. The shaded buttons shown in the picture below will then operate the VCR; the unshaded buttons will operate the TV as usual. • To use your TV remote control to operate a cable TV converter, set the TV/CABLE/VCR switch to CABLE. The shaded buttons shown in the picture below will then operate the converter; the unshaded buttons will operate the TV as usual.
Set up Preparation Preparation Basic Operation Advanced Operation Reference Section Programming the remote control for use with a non-Toshiba VCR or cable TV converter Your Toshiba TV remote control is preprogrammed to operate Toshiba brand VCRs and cable TV converters. To program your TV remote control to operate a non-Toshiba VCR or a cable TV converter, follow these steps: 1 Find the code for your brand of VCR or cable TV converter in the code tables on pages 12–13. If more than one code is l
Programming the remote control for use with a non-Toshiba VCR or cable TV converter (continued) In some rare cases, you may not be able to operate your non-Toshiba equipment with your TV remote control. Your other equipment may use a code that is not recognized by the TV remote control. If this happens, you will need to use the remote control provided with your other equipment. VCR code table BRAND NAME CODE NUMBER BRAND NAME CODE NUMBER BRAND NAME CODE NUMBER Adventura ............... 019 Jense
Set up Preparation Basic Operation Advanced Operation Reference Section Cable TV converter code table BRAND NAME CODE NUMBER BRAND NAME CODE NUMBER ABC ........................ 020,022,026,027, Regency .................. 021 030,032,033,036, Rembrandt .............. 030,089 066 Runco ...................... 019 Antronix.................. 041 Samsung ................. 059,163 Archer ..................... 041,058,172 Scientific Atlanta .... 025,027,036,296 Belcor ..................... 075 Signal ..
Menu function (general instructions) To adjust any TV feature, you must use the menu function. You can access the menus using the buttons on the TV or remote control. The following are general instructions for using the menu system: MENU TV / VIDEO VOLUME CHANNEL 1 Repeatedly press MENU to select a menu (Picture, Audio, Setup, or Option, as shown below). POWER 2 Press t or s to select the function you want to adjust in the menu. The selected function will be displayed in purple. 3 Press T or S t
Set up Preparation Preparation Basic Operation Advanced Operation Reference Section First-time operation Turning the TV set on VOLUME T/S 1 Set the TV/CABLE/VCR switch on the remote control to TV. MENU TV / VIDEO VOLUME CHANNEL 2 Press POWER to turn the TV on. To turn the TV off, press POWER again. TV 4 POWER T/S t/s MENU POWER 3 Press VOLUME T/S to adjust the volume. VOLUME To increase the volume, press S. – + TO CONTROL PUSH VOL To decrease the volume, press T . POWER RECALL MUTE o POWER 1 2 3
Programming the channel memory The channel memory is the list of TV channels your TV stops on when you press CHANNEL /. First, use the TV/CABLE and CH PROGRAM functions (below) to program all active channels in your area into the channel memory. Then use the ADD/ERASE function (page 17) to add/erase individual channels in the memory. CHANNEL t/s TV/CABLE function 1 Press MENU until the Setup menu is displayed on-screen. TIMER: 0 MIN TV/CABLE: [TV]CABLE MENU TV / VIDEO VOLUME CHANNEL CH PROGRAM
Set up Preparation Preparation Basic Operation Advanced Operation Reference Section CABLE channel reference chart ADD/ERASE function Correspond- Correspond- Number on Number on After using the CH PROGRAM function to automatically program channels ing CABLE ing CABLE this TV this TV into the channel memory, you can use the ADD/ERASE function to manually channel channel add or erase individual channels, as follows: 1 A-8 67 67 1 Select the channel you want to add or erase. If you are adding a chan
Watching TV programs or videotapes Selecting a TV channel CHANNEL t/s Select a channel in one of the following two ways: Scan through the programmed channels in numerical sequence: MENU TV / VIDEO VOLUME CHANNEL – Press CHANNEL s to select the next higher channel. – Press CHANNEL t to select the next lower channel. – Continue pressing CHANNEL s or t to select the next programmed POWER channel. Select a channel directly: – Press the Channel Number buttons (0–9 and 100). – For example: MENU T/
Set up Preparation Basic Operation Basic Operation Advanced Operation Reference Section Convenient remote control functions Displaying on-screen information Press RECALL to display the following RECALL STEREO TV-PG information on-screen: POWER SAP L V RECALL MUTE CAPTION o Channel number or VIDEO mode selected TEXT MUTE (see page 18) 1 2 3 Stereo or SAP audio status (see pages 24–25) CABLE 4 V-CHIP rating (see pages 28–31) Channel 4 5 6 Number 7 8 9 CH RTN Muting the sound 100 0 ENT CH R
Adjusting the picture You can adjust the picture quality (CONTRAST, BRIGHTNESS, SHARPNESS, COLOR and TINT) to suit your taste. Adjusting the picture quality MENU TV / VIDEO VOLUME CHANNEL 1 Press MENU until the Picture 1 menu is CONTRAST – + displayed on-screen. – + BRIGHTNESS POWER SHARPNESS – + COLOR – + 2 Press s or t until the item you want to TINT – + RESET adjust is displayed in purple. MOVE[t s] ADJUST[T S] MENU T/S t/s 3 Press T or S to adjust the item. CONTRAST – + – + BRIGHTNESS + SHAR
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