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42LX177_EN.book Page 1 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM
Integrated High Definition
The model number and serial number are on the back of
For an overview of steps for setting up your new TV, see page 10.
your TV. Record these numbers in the spaces below.
Note: To display a High Definition picture, the TV must be receiving a
Refer to these numbers whenever you communicate
High Definition signal (such as
42LX177_EN.book Page 2 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM Dear Customer, Thank you for purchasing this Toshiba LCD TV. This manual Child Safety will help you use the many exciting features of your new LCD TV. Before operating your LCD TV, please read this manual completely, and keep it nearby for future reference. It Makes A Difference Where Your TV Stands Safety Precautions WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR Congratulations on your purchase! As you enjoy ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE TH
42LX177_EN.book Page 3 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM Important Safety Instructions 15) CAUTION: � To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not use the 1) Read these instructions. polarized plug with an extension cord, receptacle, or 2) Keep these instructions. other outlet unless the blades can be inserted completely to prevent blade exposure. 3) Heed all warnings. 4) Follow all instructions. � To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot; fully insert. 5) Do not use
42LX177_EN.book Page 4 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM 23) Always place the back of the television at least four (4) 31) WARNING: inches away from any vertical surface (such as a wall) to RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK! allow proper ventilation. Never spill liquids or push objects of any kind into the TV 24) Never allow anything to rest on or roll over the power cord, cabinet slots. and never place the TV where the power cord is subject to wear or abuse. 32) While it is thundering, do not touch th
42LX177_EN.book Page 5 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM Choosing a location for your LCD TV To Display your LCD TV on the included Pedestal Stand: Observe the following safety precautions: 1) Read and Follow the pedestal assembly instructions included with the pedestal. CAUTION: Before beginning pedestal assembly, carefully lay the front of the LCD Panel face down on a flat, cushioned surface such as a quilt or blanket. Leave the bottom of the unit protruding over the edge of the surface a
42LX177_EN.book Page 6 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM FCC Declaration of Conformity Important notes about your LCD Compliance Statement TV (Part 15): The following symptoms are technical limitations of LCD Display technology and are not an indication of malfunction; therefore, Toshiba is not responsible for perceived issues The Toshiba 42LX177, 46LX177, 52LX177, and 57LX177 resulting from these symptoms. Televisions comply with Part 15 of the FCC rules. 1) An afterimage (ghost) may appear
42LX177_EN.book Page 7 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM Contents Important Safety Instructions .......................................... 3 Viewing the system status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Selecting the Power-On Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Installation, Care, and Service ........................................ 3 Selecting the Demo Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Chapter 1: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . .
42LX177_EN.book Page 8 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM Displaying TV status information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Understanding the auto power off feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Understanding the last mode memory feature . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Chapter 7: Using the TV’s advanced features . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Using the advanced picture settings features . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Using dynamic contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Using t
42LX177_EN.book Page 9 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM Chapter 1: Introduction Welcome to Toshiba Features of your new TV Thank you for purchasing this Toshiba LCD TV, one of the The following are just a few of the many exciting features of most innovative LCD TVs on the market. This digital your new Toshiba widescreen, integrated HD, LCD TV: television is capable of receiving analog basic, digital basic � Integrated digital tuning (8VSB ATSC and QAM) and digital premium cable television pro
42LX177_EN.book Page 10 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM Chapter 1: Introduction 10 See “Menu layout and navigation” for a quick overview of Overview of steps for installing, navigating the TV’s menu system (- page 40). 11 Programming channels into the TV’s channel memory setting up, and using your new TV (- page 44). 12 For details on using the TV’s features, see Chapters 6 Follow these steps to set up your TV and begin using its many exciting features. and 7. 13 For details on connecting t
42LX177_EN.book Page 11 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM Chapter 1: Introduction TV front and side panel controls and connections TV front Right side panel 4 8 5 9 6 10 7 Control panel 3 POWER 12 1 Green and Yellow LEDs 8 CHANNEL Bb — When no menu is on-screen, these buttons change the channel (programmed channels only; Green = Power indicator - page 44). Yellow = Power-On Mode indicator (- “Selecting the Power-On Mode” on page 50) 9 VOLUME C c — These buttons adjust the volume level. See “
42LX177_EN.book Page 12 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM Chapter 1: Introduction TV back panel connections For an explanation of cable types and connections, see pages 14–23. 1 TV back Power cord Cable Clamper 2 3 4 56 1 IR OUT — For controlling infrared remote-controlled 5 PC/HDMI-1 (AUDIO) IN — PC audio input terminals devices through the TV. You can connect up to two are shared with HDMI-1 analog audio input terminals, and devices with an optical IR blaster cable (- pages 14 and their use c
42LX177_EN.book Page 13 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM Chapter 1: Introduction TV back 7 89 10 11 12 ™ 7 PC IN — For use when connecting a personal computer. 11 RJ-45 (Ethernet) (THINC system*) — For connecting the TV to your home network. See boxed note 8 ANT — Antenna input that supports analog (NTSC) and below. digital (ATSC) off-air antenna signals and analog and ™ digital Cable TV (QAM) signals. *THINC system (Toshiba Home Interactive Network Connection) 9 Digital Audio OUT — Optical
42LX177_EN.book Page 14 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM Chapter 2: Connecting your TV HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) cable is for use Overview of cable types with devices with an HDMI output. An HDMI cable delivers digital audio and video in its native format. This cable carries both video and audio information; therefore, separate audio Cables can be purchased from most stores that sell audio/video cables are not required for a complete HDMI device devices. Before purchasing
42LX177_EN.book Page 15 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM Chapter 2: Connecting your TV Connecting a VCR and antenna or Cable TV (no Cable box) TV upper back panel From Cable TV or antenna Stereo VCR VIDEO AUDIO LR IN IN from ANT CH 3 CH 4 OUT OUT to TV L R TV lower back panel You will need: To view the antenna or Cable signal: Select the ANT video input source on the TV.* � coaxial cables � standard A/V cables To view the VCR: – For better picture performance, if your VCR has S-video, Turn O
42LX177_EN.book Page 16 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM Chapter 2: Connecting your TV Connecting a VCR with S-video and a cable box An S-video connection will provide better picture performance than a standard (composite) video cable. TV upper back panel From Cable TV Cable box IN CH 3 CH 4 OUT stereo VCR VIDEO AUDIO LR IN IN from ANT CH 3 CH 4 OUT OUT to TV R L TV lower back panel You will need: To view basic and premium Cable channels: Turn OFF the VCR. Select the ANT video input source on t
42LX177_EN.book Page 17 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM Chapter 2: Connecting your TV ® Connecting a DVD player with ColorStream (component video), a VCR, and a satellite receiver ® Your TV has two sets of ColorStream (component video) inputs. From antenna TV upper back panel Stereo VCR AUDIO OUT L Y VIDEO AUDIO PB PR LR IN IN from ANT COMPONENT VIDEO VIDEO R CH 3 S-VIDEO OUT CH 4 OUT OUT OUT to TV DVD player with component video L R From satellite dish AUDIO OUT L Y PB PR R COMPONENT VIDEO V
42LX177_EN.book Page 18 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM Chapter 2: Connecting your TV To connect the IR blaster cable: Connecting a device to the IR OUT 1 Locate the infrared sensor on the front of your device. infrared terminal using the IR This sensor is marked on some devices.* blaster cable for IR pass-through 2 Align one of the IR blaster cable’s wands about 1 inch away from the infrared sensor on the front of the device device control and attach it using double-sided mounting tape.
42LX177_EN.book Page 19 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM Chapter 2: Connecting your TV Connecting an IR receiver/repeater Connecting a camcorder control system to the IR IN infrared You will need: terminal � standard A/V cables – For better picture performance, if your camcorder has For additional control options for your home theater system, S-video, connect an S-video cable (plus the audio cables) you can connect an IR receiver/repeater control system (not to VIDEO 1 on the TV back inste
42LX177_EN.book Page 20 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:58 PM Chapter 2: Connecting your TV To connect a DVI device, you will need: ™ Connecting an HDMI or DVI device � one HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable (HDMI type A connector) per DVI device to the HDMI input – For proper operation, the length of an HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable should not exceed 9.8 ft (3m). The The HDMI input on your TV receives digital audio and recommended length is 6.6 ft (2m). uncompressed digital video from an HDMI source device,
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