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Model No. TC-50PX34 Owner’s Manual 50” Class 720p Plasma HDTV (49.9 inches measured diagonally) For assistance (U.S.A./Puerto Rico), please call: 1-877-95-VIERA (958-4372) www.panasonic.com/help For assistance (Canada), please call: 1-866-330-0014 www.vieraconcierge.ca Thank you for purchasing this Panasonic product. English Please read these instructions before operating your set and retain them for future reference. The images shown in this manual are for illustrative purposes only.
Experience an amazing level of multimedia excitement Enjoy rich multimedia SD memory card Camcorder USB device VCR Personal computer Cable box Amplifier with Speaker system DVD player/ DVD recorder/ Blu-ray Disc player Blu-ray Disc recorder ■ Do not display a still picture for a long time This causes the image to remain on the plasma screen (“Image retention”). This is not considered a malfunction and is not covered by the warranty. To prevent the “Image retention”, the screen saver is 12 auto
Getting started Basic Advanced Support Information VIERA Link™ is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. Contents HDMI, the HDMI logo and High- Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries. Please read before using the unit SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD- Safety Precautions··········································4 3C, LLC. • “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Getting started Co
Safety Precautions The lightning flash with arrowhead within a triangle is CAUTION intended to tell the user that parts inside the product are a risk RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK of electric shock to persons. DO NOT OPEN The exclamation point within a triangle is intended to tell the WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover or back. user that important operating No user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel. and servicing inst
Do not place any objects on top of the Plasma TV. If water or an object gets inside the Plasma TV, if the ● ● If water spills onto the Plasma TV or foreign objects get Plasma TV is dropped, or if the enclosure becomes inside it, a short-circuit may occur which could result in damaged, unplug the power supply cord immediately. fire or electric shock. If any foreign objects get inside the A short-circuit may occur, which could cause a fire. Contact Plasma TV, please consult an Authorized
CEA CHILD SAFETY NOTICES WALL MOUNTING: IF YOU DECIDE TO WALL MOUNT WARNING YOUR FLAT PANEL DISPLAY, ALWAYS: • Use a mount that has been recommended by the display Flat panel displays are not always supported on the manufacturer and/or listed by an independent laboratory proper stands or installed according to the manufacturer’s (such as UL, CSA, ETL). recommendations. Flat panel displays that are inappropriately • Follow all instructions supplied by the display and wall situated on dr
Accessories/Optional Accessory Getting started Accessories/Optional Accessory Accessories Check you have all the items shown. Accessories Remote Control Batteries for the AC cord Transmitter Remote Control N2QAYB000570 Transmitter (2) AA Battery Pedestal TBLX0135 Owner’s Manual Child safety Quick start guide Product Registration Card (U.S.A.) How to assemble (p. 8) Please contact your nearest Panasonic dealer to purchase the recommended Optional Accessory wall-hanging bracket. For additi
Attaching the pedestal to TV ■Assembling the pedestal Fix securely with assembly screws A (Total 4 screws). Tighten screws firmly. A Accessories Pole Assembly screws R (4 of each) A L Pole XYN5+F18FN size (M5 × 18) (Silver) Front B Base THEL080N size (M5 × 30) (Black) ■Set-up Poles (2) Carry out work on a horizontal and level surface. Tighten screws firmly. L R Bottom view B L or R is printed at the Rear side bottom of the poles. Arrow mark Base (1) Hole for pedestal install
Accessories/Optional Accessory Getting started Installing the remote’s batteries Caution Open Incorrect installation may cause Close battery leakage and corrosion, resulting in damage to the remote control. Do not mix old and new batteries. • Do not mix different battery types (such • as alkaline and manganese batteries). Hook Do not use rechargeable (Ni-Cd) • batteries. Note the correct polarity Do not burn or break batteries. (+ or -). Power cord connection To attach To remove Keep
Connections Connection Panels LAN connector DIGITAL AUDIO OUT Front of the TV A USB1/2 connector SD card B slot (p.22) C Back of the TV PC terminal Antenna or Cable connection * See page 9 VHF/UHF Antenna Back of the TV (Power cord connection) or Cable TV Power Cord VHF/UHF Antenna (Connect after all the • NTSC (National Television System Committee): other connections have ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee): been made.) Digital TV Standards include digital high-definition tele
Connections Getting started AV cable connection To use HDMI terminals Best AV Equipment HDMI AV OUT e.g. Blu-ray Disc player DVI OUT AV Equipment HDMI-DVI Conversion cable L AUDIO OUT e.g. Blu-ray Disc R player VIERA Link connection, please refer to p. 29 ● The HDMI connection is required for a 1080p signal. ● To use COMPONENT terminals Y red green green PB COMPONENT VIDEO OUT Good blue blue blue AV Equipment PR red red green e.g. Blu-ray Disc L player AUDIO white white white OUT R
Identifying Controls TV controls/indicators Front of the TV Back of the TV Selects channels in sequence Volume up/down Displays the Main Menu Changes the input Remote control sensor mode Within about 23 feet (7 POWER button Chooses Menu and meters) in front of the Submenu entries TV set Power indicator (on: red, off: no light) C.A.T.S. sensor Plasma C.A.T.S. (Contrast Automatic Tracking System) (p. 43) Note ● The TV consumes a small amount of electric energy even when turned off. ● D
First Time Setup Getting started Identifying Controls First Time Setup The first time setup screen is displayed only when the TV is turned on for the first time after the power cord is inserted into a wall outlet and when “Auto power on” (p. 47) is set to “No”. Turn the TV On with the POWER button (TV) (Remote) or or Configure your viewing mode Select your language Language / Idioma / Langue Step 1 of 7 / Paso 1 de 7 / Étape 1 de 7 Select your language Seleccione su idioma Sélection de la
ANT/Cable setup Do you use a Cable, Satellite or Fiber Optic box with this TV? ANT/Cable setup Step 4 of 7 Do you use a Cable, Satellite or Fiber Optic box with this TV? Yes No OK Select Return Yes No b Select connection type for Cable or Satellite box a Select signal type and go to (Input labels) (Cable/Antenna) ANT/Cable setup Step 4 of 7 ANT/Cable setup Step 4 of 7 How does the TV receive its programming content? Which wiring method is used to connect your box to the TV? Cable servi
First Time Setup Getting started Configure Network settings Select the Network type Network settings Step 6 of 7 Set later: Go to Select Ethernet cable of wireless network. You can set in “Setup” menu later. Ethernet cable Wireless(Wifi) Set later Wireless (WiFi): Start “Wireless network” (p. 16) OK Select Return Automatic: Press OK to start setup automatically. Select the setting mode Network settings Step 6 of 7 Error screen is displayed when Checks for proper network connection, se
Complete First time setup Congratulations! You are done. The First time setup can be repeated at any time. Press MENU and select SETUP; then “First time setup”. Congratulations! Setup is complete. Enjoy your Panasonic VIERA TV. OK RETURN To watch TV via a Cable box, Satellite receiver, or any other source (DVD, DVR, gaming device, etc.), press the INPUT button and select the appropriate input. ■ About wireless LAN Wireless LAN adapter and Access point need to be obtained separately. ● Fo
Watching TV Getting started Basic First Time Setup Watching TV Turn power on (Remote) (TV) Note Please select correct input --> (p. 21) or Select a channel number To directly enter the digital channel up number or When tuning to a digital channel, press the button to enter the minor down number in a compound channel number. • Also available side CH button on the unit. [For Cable/Satellite box connection] example: CH15-1: - Use your connected box’s remote control. Note Reselect
Change aspect ratio and Zoom the picture ■ Press FORMAT to cycle through the aspect modes (p. 49) • 480i, 480p: FULL/JUST/4:3/ ZOOM • 1080p, 1080i, 720p: FULL/H-FILL/JUST/4:3/ZOOM Use when the picture does not fill the whole screen (bars appears on either side of the image) or portions of the picture is trimmed. Note 1. Some content, such as film-based movies, are available in extra-wide format. Top and bottom bars are unavailable. 2. Connected devices, such as Cable/Satellite box, DVD/Bl
Watching TV Basic ■ Other Useful operations Entering characters You can use the remote control keys to enter the alphanumeric characters. Menu Proxy setting ■ Switches input mode Proxy address 1 4 8 ABC → abc → 123 Proxy port 0 ■ Press each number key 1 @. 2 3 ABC DEF to cycle through the OK 4 GHI 5 JKL 6MNO 7 PQRS 8 TUV 9 WXYZ Select RETURN alphanumeric character LAST 0 - , ABC → abc Delete Navigation area You can also use a USB keyboard (not supplied) to enter the alphanumeric characters
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