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Technical Bulletin Number: LCDTV-163 LCD Television Sharp Electronics Corporation Services and Solutions Group 1300 Naperville Drive

Technical Bulletin

Number: LCDTV-163

LCD Television

 
   

Sharp Electronics Corporation Services and Solutions Group 1300 Naperville Drive Romeoville, IL 60446

Date: March 2007

Model(s): LC42D62U / LC46D62U / LC52D62U / LC62C42U / LC60C46U / LC60C52U

Subject: Compatibility concerns with connections via HDMI using DVI-HDMI conversion cable.

Countermeasure: Upgrade unit with latest firmware version 1.07.

When servicing these models, please upgrade the main firmware to version 1.07 or later by using a SD (secured digital) memory card. Please go to SharpNet (www.sharp-service.com) Technical Channel downloads to get latest firmware versions.

Note3: The progress screen for this firmware upgrade may take up to 1 minute to appear. Before removing SD card please unplug AC cord to restart upgrade process (if needed).

Main Software Version

Firmware File

SD card with Firmware part code*

1.07

D60UA107.SDC

SD62MA107MO101

Note1: All user data settings are not reset when the main firmware is upgraded by using a SD memory card (recommended 16mb or higher). Please reinitialize the TV (INDUSTRIAL INIT) after each upgrade. The user settings will then be set to the default settings.

Note2: The firmware can be downloaded from SharpNet. A part-warranty claim for the SD card listed above would not be covered. Labor is covered during the warranty period.

Please refer to the service manual(s) for the upgrade and reinitializing procedures. * Current monitor firmware is also included with SD card part number.

When “Film Mode” is set to on, noise lines may appear on a moving image when the “V- position” or “View Mode” is set / changed during certain mode selection. When using a cable Set Top Box (STB) via HDMI using a DVI-HMDI conversion cable, the 480i picture may appear stretched due to signal is processed as 720x480i, not

Bright pixels appear on the upper left of the display when the TV is powered on. Pixels would disappear after changing channels. When the cable TV setting is set to HRC/IRC (frequency), the analog channel 1 is not registered as the last channel. Block noise may appear on the display during viewing of HD signal. Black levels may appear poor when the Sony PLAYSTATION is connected via HDMI.

The new firmware can resolve the following occurrences:

The Main firmware has been upgraded to version 1.07.

1440x480i.