Operating Instructions

42”/50” Class 720p Plasma HDTV
(41.6/49.9 inches measured diagonally)

Manual de instrucciones
Televisión de alta definición de 720p y clase 42”/50” de Plasma
(41,6/49,9 pulgadas medidas diagonalmente)
Model No.
Número de modelo

TH-42PX80U
TH-50PX80U

Quick Start Guide
(See page 6-15)

Guía de inicio rápido
(vea la página 6-15)

For assistance (U.S.A.), please call:

1-877-95-VIERA (958-4372)
or visit us at www.panasonic.com/contactinfo
For assistance (Puerto Rico), please call:

787-750-4300
or visit us at www.panasonic.com
For assistance (Canada), please call:

1-866-330-0014
or visit us at www.vieraconcierge.ca
Para solicitar ayuda (EE.UU.), llame al:

1-877-95-VIERA (958-4372)
ó visítenos en www.panasonic.com/contactinfo
Para solicitar ayuda (Puerto Rico), llame al:

787-750-4300
ó visítenos en www.panasonic.com

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.

Español

Lea estas instrucciones antes de utilizar su televisor y guárdelas para consultarlas en el futuro.
Las imágenes mostradas en este manual tienen solamente fines ilustrativos.

TQB2AA0772-3

Turn your own living room into a movie theater!

Experience an amazing level of multimedia excitement

This device contains a digital television tuner, so it should receive digital over the air TV programming, with a suitable
antenna, after the end of full-power analog TV broadcasting in the United States (as required by law) on February 17,
2009. Some older television receivers, if they rely on a TV antenna, will need a TV Converter to receive over the air digital
programming, but should continue to work as before for other purposes (e.g., for watching low-power TV stations still
broadcasting in analog, watching pre-recorded movies, or playing video games). When a Converter is used with an older
television receiver, a signal splitter might be necessary to continue to receive low-power analog broadcasts via an antenna.
For more information, please see www.DTV.gov. For information on the TV Converter program, and on government
coupons that may be used toward the purchase of one, see www.dtv2009.gov, or call the NTIA at 1-888-DTV-2009. Please
check with your cable or satellite service provider if you have questions about your cable or satellite set-top box.

HDAVI Control™
SDHC Logo is a trademark.

GalleryPlayer and the
GalleryPlayer Logo are
trademarks of GalleryPlayer, Inc.

HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

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HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

VIERA Link™ is a trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

Contents
Please read before using the unit
Safety Precautions ······································· 4
Notes ···························································· 5

Accessories/Optional Accessory ····· 6
Basic Connection ····························· 9
Identifying Controls ························ 13
First Time Setup ···························· 14

Enjoy rich multimedia

Enjoy your TV!
Watching TV ··············································· 16
Viewing from SD Card ································ 18
Watching Videos and DVDs ······················· 20

Viewing

Basic Features
SD memory card

Quick Start
Guide

Quick Start Guide

Camcorder

Advanced Features

Amplifier
Home theater
system
DVD recorder/
Blu-ray Disc recorder

DVD player/
Blu-ray Disc player

Advanced

Set Top Box
VCR

How to Use Menu Functions
(picture, sound quality, etc.) ······················· 22
VIERA LinkTM “HDAVI ControlTM” ················ 26
Lock ···························································· 30
Editing and Setting Channels ····················· 32
Closed Caption ··········································· 34
Input Labels/Monitor Out ···························· 35
Using Timer ················································ 36
Recommended AV Connections ················· 37

FAQs, etc.
FAQs, etc.

Ratings List for Lock ··································· 39
Technical Information ································· 40
Care and Cleaning ····································· 43
FAQ ···························································· 44
Specifications ············································· 46
Limited Warranty (for U.S.A.) ····················· 47
Customer Services Directory (for U. S. A.) ··· 48
Limited Warranty (for Canada) ··················· 49
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
DOLBY and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

EZ Sync™
EZ Sync™ is a trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

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Safety Precautions
The lightning flash with
arrowhead within a triangle
is intended to tell the user
that parts inside the product
are a risk of electric shock
to persons.

CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover or back.
No user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.

WARNING:

The exclamation point
within a triangle is
intended to tell the user
that important operating
and servicing instructions
are in the papers with the
appliance.

To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
Do not place liquid containers (flower vase, cups, cosmetics, etc.) above the set
(including on shelves above, etc.).

Important Safety Instructions
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7)

Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.

11) Only use attachments / accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used,
use caution when moving the cart /
apparatus combination to avoid injury
from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing
is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15) To prevent electric shock, ensure the grounding pin on the
AC cord power plug is securely connected.

FCC STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for an Other Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the Panasonic Service Center or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution:
To assure continued compliance, use only shielded interface cables when connecting TV to peripheral devices.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by responsible party may cause harmful interference and could
void the user’s authority to operate this device.
Responsible Party:
Contact Source:
email:

Panasonic Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
1-877-95-VIERA (958-4372)
consumerproducts@panasonic.com

CANADIAN NOTICE:
For Model TH-42PX80U, TH-50PX80U
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

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WARNING/CAUTION
If problems occur during use

WARNING

If a problem occurs (such as no picture or no sound), or if
smoke or an abnormal odor is detected from the Plasma
Small parts can present choking hazard if accidentally
TV, unplug the power cord immediately.
swallowed.
Continued use of the TV under these conditions might cause
Keep small parts away from young children.
fire or permanent damage to the unit. Have the TV evaluated
discard unneeded small parts and other objects, including
at an Authorized Service Center. Servicing of the TV by any
packaging materials and plastic bags/sheets to prevent
unauthorized personnel is strongly discouraged due to its
them from being played with by young children, creating
high voltage dangerous nature.
the potential risk of suffocation.
If water or foreign objects get inside the Plasma TV, if the
Plasma TV is dropped, or if the cabinet becomes damaged,
Set up
Do not place the Plasma TV on sloped or unstable surfaces. disconnect the power cord plug immediately.
A short may occur, which could cause fire. Contact an
The Plasma TV may fall off or tip over.
Authorized
Service Center for any repairs that need to be
Do not place any objects on top of the Plasma TV.
made.
If water spills onto the Plasma TV or foreign objects get
inside it, a short-circuit may occur which could result in fire
or electric shock. If any foreign objects get inside the Plasma
CAUTION
TV, please consult an Authorized Service Center.
This Plasma TV is for use only with the following optional
accessories. Use with any other type of optional accessories may
cause instability which could result in the possibility of injury.
(All of the following accessories are manufactured by
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.)
• Wall-hanging bracket (Vertical) TY-WK42PV3U
TY-WK42PV4W
• Wall-hanging bracket (Angled) TY-WK42PR3U
TY-WK42PR4W
Always be sure to ask a qualified technician to carry out set-up.
Two or more people are required to install and remove the
television. If two people are not present, the television may
be dropped, and personal injury may result.
Transport only in upright position!
Transporting the unit with its display panel facing upright or
downward may cause damage to the internal circuitry.

Do not cover the ventilation holes.
Doing so may cause the Plasma TV to overheat, which can
cause fire or damage to the Plasma TV.
Leave a space of 3 15/16” (10 cm) or more at the top, left
and right, and 2 3/4” (7 cm) or more at the rear.
When using the pedestal, keep the space between the
bottom of the TV and the floor surface.

When using the Plasma TV

Be sure to disconnect all cables before moving the Plasma
TV.
Moving the TV with its cables attached might damage the
cables which, in turn, can cause fire or electric shock.
Disconnect the power plug from the wall outlet as a safety
precaution before carrying out any cleaning.
Electric shocks can result if this is not done.
AC Power Supply Cord
Clean the power cord plug regularly to prevent it from
The Plasma TV is designed to operate on 120 V AC, 60 Hz.
becoming dusty.
Securely insert the power cord plug as far as it will go.
Built-up dust on the power cord plug can increase humidity
If the plug is not fully inserted, heat may be generated which
which
might damage the insulation and cause fire. Unplug the
could cause fire. If the plug is damaged or the wall socket
cord from the wall outlet and clean it with a dry cloth.
plate is loose, they should not be used.
This Plasma TV radiates infrared rays; therefore, it may
The included power cord is for use with this unit only.
Do not use any power cord other than that provided with this TV. affect other infrared communication equipment.
Install your infrared sensor in a place away from direct or
Doing so may cause fire or electric shocks.
reflected light from your Plasma TV.
Do not handle the power cord plug with wet hands.
Do not climb up onto the television or use it as a step.
Doing so may cause electric shocks.
Do not do anything that might damage the power cord. When (Young children should be made particularly aware of this
caution.)
disconnecting the power cord, hold the plug, not the cord.
If the unit falls over or becomes damaged through misuse,
Do not make any modifications to, place heavy objects on,
injury
may result.
place near hot objects, heat, bend, twist or forcefully pull the
The TV will still consume some power as long as the power
power cord. Doing so may cause damage to the power cord
which can cause fire or electric shock. If damage to the cord is cord is inserted into the wall outlet.
suspected, have it repaired at an Authorized Service Center.

Notes
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.

Typical still images

number and other logos
• Channel
displayed in 4:3 mode
• Image
• SD Card photo  • Video game  • Computer image

4:3

■ Setup

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To prevent “Image retention”,
the screen saver is
automatically activated after
a few minutes if no signals
are sent or no operations are
performed. (p. 45)

Do not place the unit where it’s exposed to sunlight or other
bright light (including reflections).
Use of some types of fluorescent lighting may reduce the remote
control’s transmission range.

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Do not burn or break batteries.A.S.A. not mix old and new batteries. Accessories Remote Control Transmitter Batteries for the Remote Control Transmitter (2) N2QAYB000221 Cable clamper AA Battery AC cord Pedestal TBLX0036 (TH-42PX80U) TBLX0037 (TH-50PX80U) How to assemble (p. . be absolutely sure to ask your dealer or a licensed contractor to secure the wall-hanging brackets. • Do not mix different battery types • Do (such as alkaline and manganese Hook 6 batteries). Handle the TV carefully during installation since subjecting it to impact or other forces may cause its panel to crack.Accessories/Optional Accessory Accessories Check you have all the items shown.) Quick Setup Guide (For viewing HD programming) Customer Care Plan Card (U. resulting in damage to the remote control. not use rechargeable (Ni-Cd) • Do batteries.7) Operating Instructions Product Registration Card (U.) Optional Accessory Note Wall-hanging bracket (vertical) TY-WK42PV3U TY-WK42PV4W (angle) TY-WK42PR3U TY-WK42PR4W In order to maintain the TV’s performance and safety. Installing the remote’s batteries Caution Open Close Incorrect installation may cause battery leakage and corrosion. Carefully read the instructions accompanying the plasma TV stand or pedestal. Note the correct polarity (+ or -). and be absolutely sure to take steps to prevent the TV from tipping over.S.

Otherwise the TV may fall over and become damaged. 7 . and personal injury may result. the pedestal will not be strong enough to support the TV. Contact your nearest Panasonic Dealer immediately. During set-up. and it might fall over and become damaged. and personal injury may result. make sure that all screws are securely tightened. Do not use the pedestal if it becomes warped or physically damaged. Base (1) Rear side Arrow mark Hole for pedestal installation Accessories/Optional Accessory Carry out work on a horizontal and level surface. (Total 4 screws) Warning Do not disassemble or modify the pedestal. Caution Do not use any other TV and displays. and personal injury may result. (Total 4 screws) Tighten screws firmly. If sufficient care is not taken to ensure screws are properly tightened during assembly. If you use the pedestal when it is physically damaged. Otherwise the TV may fall over and become damaged. Tighten screws firmly. personal injury may result.Attaching the pedestal to TV ■Assembling the pedestal Fix securely with assembly screws A . B Quick Start Guide A L Pole Pole Pole Base Fix securely with assembly screws B . A Accessories Pole Assembly screws (4 of each) R M5 x 18 (Silver) B Front M5 x 25 (Black) Poles (2) Base ■Set-up L R Bottom view L or R is printed at the bottom of the poles.

To bundle To loosen hooks Set knob Keep pushing the knob Reference of connection Antenna terminal Pin terminals red HDMI terminal blue green green Firmly tighten by hand. Fasten the cables with the Cable clamper as necessary. Cable Binding Instructions To attach To remove hole Snaps Cable clamper Keep pushing both sides till they snap Insert Do not bundle the RF cable and AC cord together (could cause distorted image). follow their assembly manuals to fix cables.Accessories/Optional Accessory (Continued) Cable Binding AC cord and connection AC cord Instructions To attach To remove Keep pushing both side snaps Insert it firmly until the tabs on both sides click into place. Insert firmly. Insert firmly. . When using the optional accessories. 8 Match colors of plugs and terminals.

For additional assistance.com www.) (If no Cable Box) or ANT IN ANT OUT Cable Box Cable Box/Cable need to subscribe to a cable TV service to enjoy viewing their • You programming.ca 9 . • • The connection for high-definition can be done with the use of HDMI or Component Video cable. data broadcasting. To view high-definition programming select the correct video input. VHF/UHF Antenna Cable TV AC 120 V 60 Hz Quick Start Guide To connect the antenna terminal and Cable Box or * See page 8 ( AC cord connection) Antenna terminal Basic Connection (Antenna + TV) Accessories/Optional Accessory Back of the TV AC Cord (Connect after all the other connections. When disconnecting the power cord.panasonic. If using a Cable Box set the TV channel to CH3 or CH4 for regular cable. multi-channel surround-sound audio and interactive television. can enjoy high-definition programming by subscribing to a high• You definition cable service. standard-definition television (SDTV). For the details of the external equipment’s connections. be absolutely sure to disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet first.panasonic. please refer to the operating manuals for the equipment. visit us at: www.Basic Connection Example 1 Connecting Antenna (To watch TV) TV VHF/UHF Antenna VHF/UHF Antenna Cable TV (National Television System Committee): • NTSC Conventional broadcasting (Advanced Television Systems Committee): • ATSC Digital TV Standards include digital high-definition television (HDTV). Note All cables and external equipment shown in this book are not supplied with the TV.

g. 12. DVD Recorder or VCR) (with TV tuner) 10 S VIDEO VIDEO C Connecting TV and AV equipment Please refer to A . VCR Connection can be done with the use of an RF cable and Composite Video/S Video cable. DVD Recorder or VCR) VHF/UHF Antenna DVD Recorder If this source has higher resolution through interlace or progressive signal.D on p. To connect the antenna terminal and DVD recorder or VCR VHF/UHF Antenna AC 120 V 60 Hz AC Cord Back of the TV * See page 8 ( AC cord connection) AV IN HDMI 1 Antenna terminal HDMI 2 A AUDIO B 1 COMPONENT R IN 2 L PR PB Y R L PR PB Y R L 1 DVIDEO IN TO PROG AUDIO OUT AMP R L AUDIO ANT IN ANT OUT AV Equipment (e.Basic Connection (Continued) Example 2 Connecting DVD recorder (VCR) (To record/playback) TV AV Equipment (e.g. . connection can be done with the use of Component Video or HDMI cable.

please refer to the operating manuals for the equipment. 11 . VHF/UHF Antenna VHF/UHF Antenna AC 120 V 60 Hz Quick Start Guide To connect the antenna terminal and Satellite Receiver and DVD recorder or VCR AC Cord * See page 8 ( AC cord connection) AV IN HDMI 1 Antenna terminal HDMI 2 A AUDIO B 1 COMPONENT R IN 2 L PR PB Y R L PR PB Y R L VIDEO DIN TO PROG AUDIO OUT AMP R L AUDIO ANT IN ANT IN Satellite Receiver ANT OUT S VIDEO VIDEO C Connecting TV and AV equipment Please refer to A .D on p. 12. Connection can be done with the use of HDMI or Component Video cable. DVD Recorder or VCR (with TV tuner) Basic Connection (TV + DVD Recorder or VCR) (TV + DVD Recorder or VCR + Satellite Receiver) Back of the TV Note For details of external equipment connections.Example 3 Connecting DVD recorder (VCR) and satellite receiver TV DVD Recorder or VCR Satellite Receiver You can enjoy high-definition programming by subscribing to a high-definition satellite service.

please refer to the operating manuals for the equipment. Blu-ray Disc player VIDEO OUT red Recorders may also be connected to COMPOSITE or S VIDEO terminals.g.g. . DVD Recorder COMPOSITE white OUT R red or e. Connect either S Video or Video cable. Connecting to S VIDEO terminals will enable you to enjoy greater picture quality than using Composite terminals. VCR The S Video input will override the composite video signal when S Video cable is connected.g.g. For the details of the external equipment’s connections. do not connect the other TV monitor through a VCR. DVD Recorder L white white white R red D red or AUDIO OUT e.Basic Connection (Continued) AV cable connections A To use HDMI terminals AV Equipment AV IN HDMI 1 HDMI AV OUT HDMI 2 e. please refer to p. (see below) C To use S VIDEO terminals R VIDEO 1 IN PROG R L PR PB Y S VIDEO OUT SS VIDEO VIDEO L TO Standard-Definition e. VCR red To use COMPOSITE terminals VIDEO 1 IN PROG AV Equipment R L R L PR PB AV Equipment Y S VIDEO yellow yellow white white TO red red yellow L e. 38. B To use COMPONENT terminals L white white 1 COMPONENT R IN 2 L R L VIDEO PR PR PB Y PB Y red red white AUDIO R OUT red AV Equipment Y green green green 1 PB COMPONENT blue blue red red blue PR e. When the copyright protection program is displayed.g. Note 12 Some programs contain a copyright protection signal to prevent recording. Video signals fed through VCRs may be affected by copyright protection systems and the picture will be distorted on the other TV monitor.g. For “VIERA LinkTM connections”. Blu-ray Disc player High-Definition Connecting to HDMI terminals will enable you to enjoy high-definition digital images and high-quality sound.

HDMI input 3 connector SD CARD Changes the input mode SD card slot Selects channels in sequence Video Input 2 connector Swing up the door at “▲”. Numeric keypad to select any channel (p. Volume up/down Channel up/down Displays or removes the channel banner (p. 18. 22) Exits from menu screen Changes the input mode (p. 30. 16) 13 . 16. 17) Sound mute On/Off Operates the Favorite channel list function. 16) Displays Main Menu (p. off: no light) Quick Start Guide Volume up/down Note Remote control Viewing from SD card (p. 18) VIERA Link menu (p. Chooses menu and submenu entries. (p. (p. 20. Power indicator (on: red. 28-29) Switches TV On or Off (Standby) Selects Audio Mode for TV viewing (p. 17) Switches to previously viewed channel or input modes. 28) Identifying Controls Basic Connection (AV cable connections) The TV consumes a limited amount of power as long as the power cord is inserted into the wall outlet. 32) - Direct channel access for DTV and DBS (p. POWER button Remote control sensor Within about 23 feet (7 meters) in front of the TV set. 16) or press to enter alphanumeric input in menus. 16) Changes aspect ratio (p. 24) Returns to previous menu Colored buttons (used for various functions) (for example p. 20) Selects/OK/Change SUB MENU Displays Sub Menu (p.Identifying Controls TV controls/indicators Displays the Main menu.

■ If you select “Store” by mistake in You are selecting the mode for store demonstration Yes . select No ok ■ Press to exit from a menu screen Select “No” and return to previous screen . Displays “Please select your viewing environment” screen once again as shown below. 24-25) is set to “No”. confirmation screen will be displayed. Adjust the clock First time setup ■ Press to return to the previous screen Language Clock next select Auto program Clock Year Note To change setting (Language/Clock/ Auto program) later. Select your language select Language English Español Français ok Be sure to select “Home” Please select your viewing environment. • Unplug the TV and plug it again. Screen enters store demonstration mode. 14 Year: Month: Day: Hour: Minute: Select the year Select the month Select the day Adjust the hour Adjust the minute . 24) 2008 Month 1 Day 7 Hour 10 AM Minute set select item 10 Go back to previous screen. Home select Store ok Please confirm your selection (Home) before pressing OK button. If you select “Yes”. or Turn the TV On with the POWER button or (TV) (Remote) * This setting will be skipped next time if you select “Home”.First Time Setup “First time setup” 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. go to Menu screen (p. • Press and hold down the front POWER button. Reselect “Home”.

. The channel will be saved when no operation is performed for 60 seconds and the “Manual program” menu will also exit automatically. . the channels will not be saved. Yes select “Apply” ok If OK is not pressed after selecting “Apply”. RETURN Available channels (analog/digital) are automatically set. If you perform scanning more than twice. previously saved channels are erased. Note About broadcasting systems Analog (NTSC): Conventional broadcasting Digital (ATSC): New programming that allows you to view more channels featuring high-quality video and sound 15 .Auto channel setup Select “Auto program” First time setup next Language Clock select Auto program Select “ANT in” ANT in Cable Auto ANT in Cable: Cable TV Antenna: Antenna select Select “Auto” Program channel ANT in Quick Start Guide set Program channel next Cable select Select scanning mode (ALL channels/Analog only/Digital only) Auto program ok All channels Analog only select First Time Setup Auto Digital only ■ Press to exit from Start scanning the channels Auto program a menu screen Progress 8% Number of analog channels 10 Number of digital channels 0 Press RETURN to quit.. Yes ... . All channels: Scans digital and analog channels Analog only: Scans Analog channels only Digital only: Scans Digital channels only Confirm registered channels program Apply Caption Cancel Favorite Add . Yes .. ..

down example: CH15-1: (TV) ■ Other Useful Functions (Operate after ) ■ Select Audio Mode for watching TV Listen with SAP (Secondary Audio Program) Digital mode Press SAP to select the next audio track (if available) when receiving a digital channel. 9-12) To watch TV and other functions Turn power on Note If the mode is not TV. Clock Channel Information Recall THE NEWS 15-2 12:30 PM ABC-HD CC SAP TV-G 1080i Standard 4:3 30 Station SAP Signal identifier indication resolution Closed caption Rating Level 16 Picture mode Sleep timer remaining time Aspect ratio . SUB MENU Display the SUB MENU Setup SUB MENU Surf mode All Set favorite CC Off Caption select Signal meter ■ Displays or removes the channel banner. (p. press the button to enter the minor number in a compound channel number. (Stereo/SAP/Mono) ■ Press SUB MENU to show sub menu screen. satellite box. • Each press of SAP will change the audio mode. 24) This menu consists of shortcuts to convenient functions. (TV) Select a channel number up ■ To directly input the digital channel number or When tuning to a digital channel. set-top-box. 20) or and select TV. or antenna cable (p. Audio track 1 of 2 (English) Analog mode Press SAP to select the desired audio mode. press (p.Watching TV Connect the TV to a cable box/cable.

• Selecting a channel number from the list with the number button will display the channel directly. 3 3 1/3 --- 2 3 4 select ok Press ▲▼ or a Numbered key (1-9 and 0) to highlight a channel on the list. 720p: FULL/H-FILL/JUST/4:3/ZOOM ■ FAVORITE Call up a favorite channel Channel numbers registered in Favorite are displayed on the favorite tune screen. ■Use Favorite Feature Press OK to display the highlighted channel. Press ▲▼to highlight a position on the list. Select the desired broadcast station with the cursor or use number buttons. Then. (p. • You can also use the NUMBER buttons (1-9 and 0) to select a list number (1-9 and 0). By doing so. or exit). 33) The channel number and volume level remain the same even after the TV is turned off. or exit). 17 . 2/3. 3/3. • Press FAVORITE repeatedly to change between pages (1/3. 2/3. 1080i. To change the page Pressing ◄ changes the page backward. To delete a favorite channel A saved channel can be removed from the list by holding down OK while its position is highlighted. 40) Change aspect ratio • 480i. 3/3. press OK to save the displayed channel in that position. (p. 1 Setup SUB MENU Surf mode All Set favorite CC Off Favorite channels 1/3 Caption select 1 26-1 Signal meter 3 select “Set favorite” Setup SUB MENU Surf mode --- 2 4 All Set favorite ok CC Off Caption select 2 Signal meter Set favorite 1 --- 2 --- 3 --- 4 --- 1/3 select ok Set favorite 1 26-1 • Press FAVORITE repeatedly to change between pages (1/3. 15. the displayed channel will be saved on that list number without pressing OK. Pressing ► changes the page forward. Watching TV 2 Viewing 1 Display the SUB MENU.■ Press FORMAT to cycle through the aspect modes. 480p: FULL/JUST/4:3/ZOOM • 1080p. (see below) Note Reselect “Cable” or “Antenna” in “ANT in” of “Program channel” to switch the signal reception between cable TV and antenna. Favorite Feature ■Set Favorite Feature SUB MENU Press FAVORITE.

Refer to p. The data can be played manually. When SD card is inserted. a menu screen View Rotate 90 degrees (counter-clockwise) ■ Press to return To next photo to the previous screen Rotate 90 degrees (clockwise) To previous photo Rotate Prev.: Image number or file name is displayed. Play SD card now Press the SD key or select “SD card” on the Menu.) Photo viewer Insert the SD card and select “Play SD card now” “SD card setting” will be displayed automatically each time a SD card is inserted for the first time. Menu or VIERA Link Lock SD card Select the data to be viewed Thumbnail view select Photo viewer 12 Total Information No. the data play automatically from next time. Rotate Prev. No. To display/hide Navigation area Next RETURN R Slide show G B Y Displays one at a time Navigation area 18 . (Media other than SD Cards may not be reproduced properly. 41 (Data format for SD card browsing) for details. Play SD card automatically: SD card setting Play SD card automatically On: On Off: Set it to playback the data when SD card is inserted. Pause Next RETURN R G Single B Y Total number of images (to Slide show) (to Single photo display) Note ■ Press to exit from Depending on the JPEG format. Next RETURN R Slide show G B Y Prev. You can skip this step when “Play SD card now” is selected or “On” is set in “Play SD card automatically” setting. Date Pixel Pana0365 Pana0366 Pana0367 Pana0368 Pana0365 view 01/01/2008 1600x1200 Pana0369 Pana0370 Pana0371 Pana0372 Present status (While reading the data) Accessing Navigation area Select OK RETURN Pana0373 Pana0374 Pana0375 Pana0376 Accessing Accessing R Slide show G B Y Selected picture information is displayed. “Information” contents may not be displayed correctly.Viewing from SD Card You can view photos taken with a digital camera or digital video camera and saved on an SD card. Date: Date of recording is displayed. Pixel: Display resolution is displayed.

SD Card (2 GB). time Repeat 5 Select Adjust On You can set how many seconds each Disp. Compliant card type (maximum capacity): SDHC Card (16 GB).Insert the card SD Card Remove the card Press in lightly on SD Card. Note For large image sizes. etc. (1-10/15/20/30/45/60/120 sec) Turn the slide show Repeat function Repeat On or Off. the display time will be longer than the number of seconds set. 22) 4 Adjust or select Picture 1/2 Reset Picture mode Picture Viewing from SD Card Picture select “Setup slide show” Viewing 2 Select “Setup slide show” or Vivid Adjust or Select 0 Brightness 0 19 . then release. adjusting images. To stop in mid-cycle Press 2 Select “Picture” select “Picture” Photo menu Picture Setup slide show 3 Select the item Picture ok 1/2 select Reset Picture mode Picture Vivid 0 Brightness 0 Picture menu (p. time image is displayed in Slide show mode. miniSD Card (1 GB) (requiring miniSD Card adapter) For cautions and details on SD Cards (p.) ■To setup the slide show mode ■To adjust picture or In In 1 Display “Photo menu” 1 Display “Photo menu” Setup slide show ok Photo menu 3 Select the item and adjust Setup slide show Disp. 41) Label surface Push until a click is heard To change the view (slide show mode.

During the selection. To label each of the input. 35. “GAME” input label is set as default.) For more details for picture mode setting. (example) HDMI 3 GAME Terminal Label (example) ■ To return to TV The terminal and label of the connected equipment are displayed. Input Select You can select the external equipment to access. Operate the connected equipment using the remote control supplied with the equipment. With the connected equipment turned On Display the Input select menu Select the input mode Press corresponding NUMBER button on the remote control to select the input of your choice. refer to p. if no action is taken for several seconds. Note For details. see the manual for the connected equipment. 35. the “Input select” menu disappears. Input select 1 TV 2 Component 1 AUX 3 Component 2 or 4 HDMI 1 select 5 HDMI 2 6 HDMI 3 GAME enter 7 Video 1 8 Video 2 GAME Select the input of your choice. 35. refer to p.Watching Videos and DVDs If you have applicable equipment connected to the TV. refer to p. For Input label. (Picture mode is set to “Game”. 20 . you can watch videos and DVDs on the TV’s screen. 42. 42. For front input terminals (HDMI 3/Video 2). Note The input label will be displayed on “Input select” screen if Input label is set on p. then press OK. please refer to p.

you can use more convenient functions. Before using these functions. set it to “Off”. please refer to the operating manuals for the equipment. Display menu Select “Setup” select Menu VIERA Link next Lock SD card Setup Select “VIERA Link setting” Setup 2/2 Viewing CC select VIERA Link setting next About Select “VIERA Link” VIERA Link setting ■ Press to exit from a menu screen VIERA Link On Power off link Set Power on link Set Default speakers TV select Select “On” (default is On) ■ Press to return to the previous screen Watching Videos and DVDs Advanced Setup change Now you can set each “VIERA Link” function according to your preference (p.“VIERA Link”) is used. 26-27) Note If no HDMI equipment is connected or standard HDMI equipment (non. you need to set “VIERA Link” setting to “On” as shown below. Please refer to p. For the details on the external equipment’s connections. 26-29.VIERA LinkTM Setting If you connect equipment that has “HDAVI Control” function to a TV with HDMI cable. 21 .

Picture Timer Lock SD card x. and other functions so that you can enjoy watching TV best suited for you.Color Zoom adjust CC Advanced picture Setup Select the item Picture 1/2 select Reset Picture mode Picture ■ Press to exit from a menu screen Vivid Color matrix MPEG NR Brightness 0 Reset Color 0 Bass Tint 0 Treble Sharpness 0 Balance AI sound Adjust or select 1/2 Reset Picture mode Picture Vivid adjust or select 0 Brightness 0 Color 0 Tint 0 Surround Advanced audio Picture Audio to the previous screen 3D Y/C filter Black level 0 (example: Picture menu) ■ Press to return Video NR Bass boost Audio leveler Speaker output HDMI 1 in HDMI 2 in HDMI 3 in Sharpness 0 (example: Picture menu) Timer Sleep. Sharpness next Color temp. Brightness. Color. Menu VIERA Link Display menu ■ Menu list Displays the functions that can be set (varies depending on the input signal) Item Record now Stop recording VIERA Link control Speaker output Reset Picture mode Select the menu Menu select Picture. sound.How to Use Menu Functions Various menus allow you to make settings for the picture. Tint.v. Timer 1-5 Lock SD SD card Card 22 CC CC . VIERA Link Picture Audio Color mgmt.

etc. Normal. 28-29). Auto: Provide the appropriate picture when images corresponding to “x. the Audio menu and Setup menu give fewer options.Color Adjusts vertical alignment and size when aspect setting is “ZOOM” (p. 36) Cool On Auto On HDMI1 in Digital HDMI2 in Digital HDMI3 in Digital Sleep Advanced Selects a choice of Cool(blue). Valid only for external input signals. and “Audio leveler” do not work if “Off” is selected Speaker output • • • The default setting is “Digital” for HDMI connection. “Surround”. Leave it off when receiving a strong signal. (On/Off) Color mgmt. (Off/On) Video NR Off Minimizes noise and cross-color in the picture. 28-29) VIERA Link menu is accessible directly by pressing the VIERA Link button on the remote control. (On/Off) 3D Y/C filter On Selects image resolution of component-connected devices (HD/SD) SD: Standard Definition HD: High Definition Only 480p signal accepted. (Analog audio input signal) (Digital/Component 1/Component 2/Video 1/Video 2) The TV can automatically turn On/Off at the designated date and time (p.Color” are input via the HDMI input of this TV. 34) CC In AV mode. (On/Off) AI sound On Enhances audio response when listening to stereo. Bass 0 Increases or decreases the treble response. (Digital input signal) Select audio input terminal when DVI cable is connected. (p. Treble and Balance adjustments to factory default settings. Treble 0 Emphasizes the left / right speaker volume. STB. Balance 0 Equalizes overall volume levels across all channels and external inputs. [VIERA Link control] Selects equipment to access and operate. 18-19) SD card Displays subtitles (Closed Caption) (p. 40) Zoom adjust Reduces noise. for each picture mode to suit your taste Display range Picture/Brightness/Color/Sharpness: 0 . (On/Off) MPEG NR Off Selects Dark or Light. (Cool/Normal/Warm) How to Use Menu Functions (picture. Color matrix SD Reduces noise of specific digital signals of DVD. (Dark/Light) Black level Light Resets Bass. (On/Off) This setting will not function if “off” is set in “Speaker output”. especially outdoor scenes. 30) Displays SD card data (p. 23 . 28) • Resets all picture adjustments to factory default settings except for “Advanced picture”.28-29) [Speaker output] Selects an audio output. (Off/Auto) x. commonly called snow. or Warm(red) color. 42) Picture mode • Picture +20 Tint 0 Brightness 0 Sharpness 0 Color 0 Color temp. Reset Basic picture mode (Vivid/Standard/Cinema/Game/Custom) (p. • Bass boost Off Minimizes volume disparity after switching to external inputs Audio leveler 0 Switch to “Off” when using external speakers (On/Off) “AI sound”. sound quality. (Recorder/Home theater/Player/Camcorder) (p.) Adjusts color. etc. brightness. Reset Increases or decreases the bass response. etc.100 Tint: -50 . (On/Off) Surround Off Enhances bass sound and provides powerful sound. (Home theater/TV) (p. regular TV (NTSC) is not available.Adjustments/Configurations (alternatives) [Record now/Stop recording] Records programs on the recorder immediately with the TV’s remote control (p.v. On: Enhances green and blue color reproduction.+50 Vivid 60 Locks the channels and programs (p.v.

and other functions so that you can enjoy watching TV best suited for you.How to Use Menu Functions Various menus allow you to make settings for the picture. sound. ■ Menu list Menu Display menu Item Surf mode Language Clock Program channel next Menu VIERA Link select Picture Audio Timer Lock SD card CC Setup Select the item Setup ■ Press to exit from 1/2 next Surf mode All a menu screen Pixel orbiter VIERA Link setting Setup Input labels Anti image retention Select “Setup” External devices Displays the functions that can be set (varies depending on the input signal) select Monitor out Time Side bar Scrolling bar VIERA Link Power off link Power on link Default speakers Auto power on Language Clock to the previous screen Advanced setup ■ Press to return Program channel External devices Anti image retention Display Sub Menu No signal shut-off No action shut-off SUB MENU Play SD card automatically About Reset Select the item SUB MENU Setup SUB MENU select Surf mode Set favorite CC Caption select Signal meter 24 Off Menu Setup SUB MENU set or next All ■ Sub menu list Item Surf mode Set favorite CC Caption select Signal meter .

stops output of the pictures and audio specified in this menu. “On / Off timer”. and “First time setup” will not function if “Auto power on” is set. (p. (p. The on-screen display will flash 3. 26) (Set/No) Power on link Set Selects the default speakers (p. (No/Set) Note Not in use when setting “Auto power on” or “On/Off Timer”. or Digital channel. About Performing Reset will clear all items set with Setup. (1/2/3/4) Time Change the brightness of the side bar (Off/Dark/Mid/Bright) (4:3 mode only) The recommended setting is “Bright” to prevent panel “Image retention”.) Prevents “Image retention” with Wobbling. (Automatic/Force) Automatic: Shifts the display image automatically. 17) Displays Closed Caption. “Lock”. 43) Scrolling bar Controls equipment connected to HDMI terminals (p. “No signal shut-off was activated” will be displayed for about 10 seconds when the TV is turned on for the first time after turning the power off by “No signal shut-off”. 2 and 1 to indicate the last three (3) remaining minutes prior to the shut-off. 36) To conserve energy. 32) Reset Turns TV On automatically when the cable box or a connected device is turned On (No/Set) The “Sleep” timer. (p. 35) (On/Off) Pixel orbiter Sets the time for “Pixel orbiter-Force” setting. (p. (p. 26) (TV/Theater) Default speakers TV • Auto power on No • • • No signal shut-off Set • • • No action shut-off No Set “On” to play back SD cards automatically. (p. sound quality. 33) Checks the signal strength if interference or freezing occurs on a digital image. 35) [Component 1/Component 2/HDMI 1/HDMI 2/HDMI 3/Video 1/Video 2] To prevent howling and image oscillation. To conserve energy. Force: Shifts the display image every (1/2/3/4) minutes according to what was set in the “Time” menu. “Power on link”. 43) • Side bar Press “OK” to start horizontal “Scrolling” on the screen (p. (p. 33) 25 . 34) (Off/On) Changes the station identifier. the TV automatically turns off when NO SIGNAL and NO OPERATION is performed for more than 10 minutes. the TV automatically turns off when no operation of remote or front panel key continues for more than 3 hours. Automatic 4 Bright Advanced • • How to Use Menu Functions (picture. 26) (On/Off) “Power off link”. such as channel settings. 14) Language Adjusts the clock (p. • VIERA Link On Sets “Power off link” of HDMI connection equipment (p. etc. “On/Off Timer”. 17) Surf mode Selects the screen menu language (p. “SD Mode”. 2 and 1 to indicate the last three (3) remaining minutes prior to the shut-off. (p. and “Default speakers” cannot be selected if “Off” is set. The on-screen display will flash 3.(Continued) Adjustments/Configurations (alternatives) Sets the mode to select the channel with Channel up/down button (All/Favorite/Digital only/Analog only) Favorite: Only channels registered as FAVORITE (p. “No action shut-off was activated” will be displayed for about 10 seconds when the TV is turned on for the first time after turning the power off by “No action shut off”. 32) Program channel • All Selects the terminal and label of the external equipment (p. Adjustments/Configurations (alternatives) Sets the mode to select the channel with Channel up/down button (All/Favorite/Digital only/Analog only) Sets favorite channels. (Set/No) Note Not in use when setting “Auto power on”. (On/Off) Play SD card automatically On Displays TV version and software license. 26) (Set/No) Power off link Set Sets “Power on link” of HDMI connection equipment (p. 14) Clock Sets channels (p.

Recommended part number: RP-CDHG10 (3.5 m). is a unique function that we have developed and added. its operation with other manufacturers’ equipment that supports HDMI CEC cannot be guaranteed. Select the input mode to HDMI1. 27) Power on link (p.0 m). RAM theater.8 ft/3.9 ft/1. VIERA LinkTM is a new name for EZ SyncTM. and make sure that an image is displayed correctly. etc. turn the equipment on and then switch the TV on. reconnecting equipment or changing the setup after the connection. As such. Please refer to the individual manuals for other manufacturers’ equipment supporting the VIERA Link function.VIERA LinkTM “HDAVI ControlTM” Simultaneously control all Panasonic “HDAVI Control” equipped components using one button on one remote. 27) One-touch theater playback (p. Amplifier. Player theatre. HDMI2 or HDMI3 (p. It is recommended that you use Panasonic’s HDMI cable.) with HDMI cables allow you to interface them automatically.0 m). The equipment with “HDAVI Control” function enables the following operations: Automatic Input Switching (p. Enjoy additional HDMI Inter-Operability with Panasonic products which have “HDAVI Control”. 27) Power off link (p. For the first time / When adding new equipment.0 m) * For more detail on the external equipment’s connections.4 ft/5. 29) The equipment with “HDAVI Control 2” (or more) function enables the following operations: VIERA Link control only with the TV’s remote control (for “HDAVI Control 2” or “HDAVI Control 3”) (P. 27) Automatic lip-sync function (for “HDAVI Control 3”) (p. RP-CDHG30 (9. This TV supports “HDAVI Control 3” function.6 ft/2. 29) VIERA Link “HDAVI Control”. Automatic Input Switching Power on link Power off link Default speakers One-touch theater playback ■ ■ Follow direction setting” (p. based on the control functions provided by HDMI which is an industry standard known as HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control). 29) Providing the setting information (for “HDAVI Control 3”) (p. Non-HDMI-compliant cables cannot be utilized.0 m) RP-CDHG15 (4. HD Camcorder. 27) Speaker control (p. 21) - in “VIERA Link Providing the setting information (for “HDAVI Control 3”) Select settings VIERA Link setting VIERA Link On Power off link Set Power on link Set Default speakers TV select ■ Press to exit from a menu screen Set VIERA Link setting ■ Press to return to the previous screen 26 VIERA Link On Power off link Set Power on link Set Default speakers Theater change Automatic lip-sync function (for “HDAVI Control 3”) . 20). RP-CDHG50 (16. RP-CDHG20 (6. please refer to the operating manuals for the equipment.3 ft/1. 27) Default speakers (p. HDMI cable This function needs an HDMI compliant (fully wired) cable. 27) Direct TV Recording (for “HDAVI Control 3”) (p. Connections to the equipment (DVD recorder DIGA.

If using the DIGA operation. If the “ONE TOUCH PLAY” key is pressed on the remote control for Panasonic Home Theater system. the TV’s input automatically switches to the DIGA and DIGA menu is displayed. TV power switches On. Note There is a possibility that all the GUI language information might be set from equipment that has HDMI CEC function connected to TV with HDMI cable. Audio is muted on the TV and switches to the theater system. Home Theater power switches On. DIGA (Panasonic DVD Recorder) will not turn off if it is still in rec mode. change the default speakers setting from “TV” to “Theater”.At the start of the DIGA. 25). Minimizes lip-sync delays between the picture and audio when you connect to a Panasonic theater system or Amplifier. or RAM theater playback. TV is turned on automatically and switches to the appropriate HDMI input whenever VIERA Link compatible equipment is initially turned on and Play mode is selected. To set the Home Theater system as default speakers. Sound will be output from the Home Theater whenever the TV is powered on. When “Set” is selected (p. When you turn off this unit. Depending on operating conditions or the specification for each piece of equipment the setting may or may not be applied. and the playback screen is displayed. the following sequence of operations is performed automatically. [For Recorder] You cannot operate other functions while transmitting TV’s information above except Power On/Off key operation. 25) and the TV is turned off. and playback begins. For the detail on external equipment’s operation. Caution: The TV remains on even if the VIERA Link compatible equipment is turned off. When “Set” is selected (p. the TV’s input automatically switches to the input based on the playback equipment. Recorder Home theater Player On Screen Display Language setting (English/Español/Français) ○ ○ ○ Panel Aspect Ratio (16:9 fixed) ○ ○ ○ --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- Mode Closed caption information CC type Digital setting Input signal Channel information Channel list Caption information ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Advanced Transmittable data VIERA LinkTM “HDAVI ControlTM” “TV” is the default setting. The following information about the TV settings can be transmitted to each equipment (Recorder/Home theater/ Player) that has “HDAVI Control 3” function connected to a TV with HDMI cable. please refer to the operating manuals for the equipment. For the RAM theater. the transmission will be interrupted (only when you are transmitting Channel information). the speakers automatically switch to the theater system. Player theater. 27 . all connected VIERA Link compatible equipment is also automatically turned off.

refer to p. 26 Display VIERA Link menu Speaker control or SUB MENU Menu VIERA Link Picture Audio Timer Lock SD card Select the item select Record now Stop recording set or next VIERA Link control (for “HDAVI Control 2” or “HDAVI Control 3”) Recorder Speaker output TV ■ Press to exit from a menu screen ■ Press to return to the previous screen VIERA Link Control only with the TV’s remote control Select Record now change Stop recording VIERA Link control Home theater Speaker output TV Set 28 Direct TV Recording (for “HDAVI Control 3”) .VIERA LinkTM “HDAVI ControlTM” You can enjoy more convenient operation with the “HDAVI Control” function in the “VIERA Link” menu. For more details on the “HDAVI Control” function.

Advanced Available when the purpose of the keys is displayed on screen TV VIERA LinkTM “HDAVI ControlTM” Recorder Records the current program on the recorder immediately. When the equipment is turned off.(Continued) You can select Home theater or TV speakers for audio output. you can select HDMI connected equipment and access it quickly. Display the Functions menu on the equipment Operate the equipment with the TV’s remote control. read the manual of the equipment. TV: The TV speakers are on. the settings of the recorder might be required. Select “Stop recording”. set VIERA Link control TV Recording will not stop automatically when the program is finished. the TV speakers take over. ■Home theater: Select “Speaker output” Select “Home theater” or “TV” Volume up / down select Record now Adjustment for equipment change Mute Stop recording VIERA Link control Speaker output TV ■ The sound of the TV is muted. (Recorder/Home theater/Player/Camcorder) ■ Available TV’s remote control buttons Move the cursor/Select select Record now Set/Access change Return to the previous menu Stop recording VIERA Link control Recorder Speaker output SUB MENU You can select available items only. In the VIERA Link menu. To operate the equipment. pointing it at the TV. For details. read the manual of the recorder. Selecting “Home theater” turns the equipment on automatically if it is in standby mode. pointing it at the TV. This function is available only when Panasonic Amplifier or Player theater is connected. Control theater speakers with the TV’s remote control. Select “VIERA Link Control” Select the equipment you want to access. 29 . when you want to stop recording Select “Record now” select Record now Stop recording select Record now set VIERA Link control Stop recording Recorder Recorder Speaker output Speaker output TV For optimal recording. Continue using your TV’s remote control to operate the equipment.

”Game” and “Program”. ”Game” and “Program” will grey out unless “Custom” is selected in “Mode”. a message will be displayed that allows you to view the channel if you input your password.. Select the item “Channel”. “Game” and “Program”.0 . select Audio Timer Lock SD card CC Setup Input your 4-digit password A 4-digit code must be entered to view a blocked program or change rating settings. . “Game” and “Program”. (If you have forgotten your password. enter the password Enter password. All: Locks all the inputs regardless of the lock settings of “Channel”.) Select the Lock mode Mode Off Channel Off Game Off Program Off When you select a locked channel. consult your local dealer.. Custom: Locks specified inputs of “Channel”. twice in order to register it. Lock Mode Note Off: Lock Custom Channel Off Game Off Program Off select Change password set Set . Display menu Select “Lock” next Menu VIERA Link Picture You will be asked to enter your password each time you display the Lock menu.9 ■ Press to exit from a menu screen Caution Make a note of your password in case you forget it. 30 set select Change password Unlocks all the lock settings of “Channel”.Lock You can lock specified channels or shows to prevent children from watching objectionable content. If it is your first time entering the Create password password.

R.E.L. Off C.L. Region Rating System” when available. Off C.S TV program ratings C.F. These channels will be blocked regardless of the program rating.L.R.: Canadian French ratings ■ To change the password To get more information (p.. the Off rating and any other more restrictive ratings will also be blocked. set All: Locks all channels Off: Unlocks all channels Custom Channel 1 3 Channel 2 4 Channel 3 - Channel 4 Locks Channel 3.F.F.E.L. Channel 4 and external inputs. select MPAA: U.:Canadian English ratings C.R. When placing a lock on a specific-age-based-rating level.TV Off C.R.R.S.F.R.S movie ratings U. Off C. set ■ To set a rating level “V-chip” technology enables restricted shows to be locked according to TV ratings.L. . Channel lock Mode select To lock/unlock all channels: Select “Mode” and set to “All” or “Off”.L.TV Off C. select “Change password” and press OK Input the new 4-digit password twice Program lock Mode On Monitor out Off MPAA Off U.S.S.R.S movie ratings) NR No rating G General Audience: All ages admitted PG Parental Guidance Suggested Strongly Cautioned: Inappropriate for PG-13 Parents children under 13 Restricted: Under 17 requires accompanying R parent or adult guardian NC-17 No one 17 and under admitted X Adults only Lock Program lock Mode Change password Mode Off Channel Off Game Off Program Off Change password Enter new password. 31 .L..S.A.TV: U.■ To select the channel or the rating of the program to be locked Select up to 7 (1-7) channels to be blocked. (Available only in U.L.TV Off C.R.) The Off rating is independent of other ratings. Program lock On Monitor out On MPAA Off U.9 Note This television is designed to support the “Downloadable U.E.E. Off Lock set select Advanced Mode Example of “MPAA” (U. Select the rating to be locked select Select “Mode” and set to “On”.S.0 . Off set select Select the rating category you wish to follow next Program lock On Monitor out On MPAA Off U. 39) In . Channel lock Select “Mode” and set to “Custom” Select channel to lock. Game lock select On: Locks Off: Unlocks Select “Game” in 5 and set to “On”.S. Off Change password ■ To disable recording of the locked program Select “Monitor out” and set to “On”.

Editing and Setting Channels The current channel settings can be changed according to your needs and reception conditions. Display menu Auto Set automatically Select “Setup” Menu next VIERA Link Picture select Audio Timer Lock SD card CC Setup Select “Program channel” Setup 1/2 Surf mode next Manual All select Language Clock Set manually Program channel ■ Press to exit from External devices Anti image retention a menu screen Reset Select the function Program channel ANT in Auto Cable next select Manual Signal meter Signal meter Set ■To reset the settings of setup menu Select “Reset” in Setup menu ( ) and press OK Input your 4-digit password with number buttons Select “YES” on the confirmation screen and press OK 32 Check signal strength .

7 ... Yes 4 .... Yes Favorite Yes ... ... 1-1 Channel or Signal strength Current 30% Peak level 45% Signal intensity change channel ok Note Not available if “Cable” is selected in “ANT in” (see above)... Available only for digital antenna channels... Yes 3 .. Yes 3 .... ... 30) is activated and “Program channel” is selected. 33 ... Yes select Press OK to tune to the channel. “Enter password... Yes 4 .... 15) Auto program Select “Auto” Program channel ANT in Analog only next Cable select Manual Settings are made automatically After the scanning is completed. 25) 9 select Digital only Auto Edit ok All channels ok To cancel the Edit Manual program Edit Apply Cannnel Caption Changes will be lost. Select “ANT in” Select a scanning mode (p. . page G Next page B Y RETURN Proceed to next page • select --next Set favorite Select the number Add Press OK to select “Yes (add)” or “No (skip)” next • • 1/3 Move cursor to channel number Caption: Changes the station identifier Favorite: Registers channel to Favorite List Add: Adds or skips channels Manual program Edit Apply Cannnel Caption Cancel Favorite Add 2 . use this to add or skip channels from the channel list manually. Signal meter If no problem is found... Yes Add .” will be displayed. Yes select “Apply” Advanced . Yes Select OK R Prev. Signal meter Edit Caption Caption --- change Caption detail Apply Select “Edit” set/next Cancel Caption Manual program Apply Cannnel Caption Cancel Favorite Add 2 .... If the signal is weak. .... Yes 6 . (see below ). Continue? Cancel Favorite Add 2 .. 8 .. You can select a channel tuning mode (Digital only/ Analog only) in “Surf mode”(p. . Yes select Set favorite next 1 26-1 Cancel Cannnel Caption Favorite Add 2 . consult your local dealer. Cancel Favorite Add . All previously saved channels are erased. . select “Apply”... Rename (maximum 7 characters available) 2 select the item to edit (Caption/Favorite/ Add) Manual program Apply Caption detail Select the station identifier Favorite Select the item to be edited Edit select Caption select Editing and Setting Channels Use this procedure when changing the channel setup or changing the channel display.... Yes select Yes No next ok (returns to “Program channel”) select “Yes” Check the signal strength if an interference is found or freezing occurs on a digital image... ...... .. Select “Apply” program Apply Caption Go back to previous page .. If “Lock” (p.. Yes 5 .. Yes 5 ...... . . .Automatically searches and adds available channels to the memory. 15) Select Cable or Antenna (p.. .... check the antenna.... .. ...... Yes 3 .... . Yes 5 . Yes 4 . Yes 3 . Also.. Caption .

“Second. “Service 6” Digital CC Display Closed Caption ■ To make more in-depth display settings in digital programs Select “Digital setting” and press OK Select the item and set Digital setting Size Automatic Font Automatic Style Automatic Foreground Automatic Fore opacity Automatic Background Automatic Back opacity Automatic Outline Automatic ■ To reset the settings Select “CC reset” and press OK 34 select set Size: Text size Font: Text font Style: Text style (Raised.) Select the setting. (p. 40) ■ Select the item and set select CC Mode On Analog CC1 Digital Primary Select “On” (when not using.) . “Service 4”. etc. select “Off”).) Foreground: Color of text Fore opacity: Opacity of text Background: Color of text box Back opacity: Opacity of text box Outline: Outline color of text (Identify the setting options on the screen. “Primary”. Depressed.Closed Caption Display menu Select “CC” Menu next VIERA Link Picture select Audio Timer Lock ■ SD card Press to exit from a menu screen CC Setup The television includes a built-in decoder that is capable of providing a text display of the audio.”.) CC1-4: Information related to pictures (Appears at bottom of screen) T1-4: Textual information (Appears over entire screen) Mode set Digital setting CC reset The settings in “Analog” or “Digital” depend on the broadcaster. (The Digital Closed Caption menu lets you configure the way you choose to view the digital captioning. “Service 3”. The program being viewed must be transmitting Closed Caption (CC) information. Analog (Choose the Closed Caption service of Analog broadcasting. “Service 5”.

(p. 1-2/HDMI 1-3/Video 1-2 Label: SKIP*/VCR/DVD/CABLE/DBS/PVR/GAME/AUX/ RECEIVER/[BLANK] * If “SKIP” is selected. 25) ■ Select the terminal and set “Off” Monitor out Stop output of the picture and audio select Monitor out Component 1 On Component 2 On HDMI 1 On HDMI 2 On HDMI 3 On Video 1 Off Video 2 On set Select “Off” to stop output of picture and audio. 20 ) ■ Select the terminal and label of the external equipment Input labels Display labels of external devices Component 1 Custom Component 2 Custom HDMI 1 set Label Terminal Video 1 VCR 3 HDMI 2 4 HDMI 3 GAME Video 1 - Video 2 GAME [example] Advanced select Input labels Terminals: Comp. (Video 1/Video 2) Component 1/Component 2/HDMI 1/HDMI 2/HDMI 3 cannot output video signals regardless of “Monitor out” setting. stops output of the pictures and audio specified in this menu.Input Labels/Monitor Out Display menu and select “Setup” next Menu VIERA Link select Lock SD card CC Setup Select “External devices” Setup next 1/2 Surf mode All select Clock Program channel External devices Anti image retention ■ Press to exit from Select “Input labels” or “Monitor out” next External devices a menu screen Input labels Monitor out select Input Labels/Monitor Out Closed Caption Language Devices connected to external input terminals can be labeled for easier identification during input selection. 20) To prevent howling and image oscillation. (P. no video signals can be passed through PROG OUT terminal.) is connected to HDMI or COMPONENT terminals. 35 . etc. When equipment (STB. (In selecting input mode from p. the TV/VIDEO button press will skip its input. DVD. Each selected labels will be displayed on “Input select” screen.

This operation will be cancelled if the Off time is selected or if a key is pressed. The Clock must be set before On time/Off time settings.Using Timer The TV can automatically turn On/Off at the designated date and time.) Timer 5 Set the timer ■ To set “Sleep” (Off Timer) Set to shut the unit off after a pre-selected amount of time. 36 Day EVR FRI On time 10:00 AM Off time 11:00 AM Set select 310 . (p. 14) The “Sleep” timer and “On / Off timer” will not work if the “Auto power on” (p. Display menu Select “Timer” next Menu VIERA Link select Picture Audio Timer Lock SD card Select the timer to set select Timer Sleep next Timer 1 Timer 2 Sleep Timer 1 Timer 3 ~ Timer 4 Timer 5 ■ Press to exit from a menu screen ■ Press to return to the previous screen Turns Off automatically Turns On/Off automatically (5 timers can be set.1 On or set Channel Select the channel Day Select the day SUN/MON/TUE/WED/THU/FRI/SAT (displays the nearest future date) MON-FRI/SAT-SUN/DAILY/EVR SUN/EVR MON/ EVR TUE/EVR WED/EVR THU/EVR FRI/ EVR SAT On time The time to turn On Off time The time to turn Off Set Timer setting (On/Off) . 0/30/60/90 (minutes) Sleep Sleep 60 set ■ To set “Timer 1-5” (On/Off Timer) Select the item and set Timer 1 Channel Note The TV automatically turns Off after 90 minutes when turned On by the Timer. 25) is set.

) ■ To listen to the TV through speakers Advanced images Camcorder VCR DVD Player Optical digital audio cable OPTICAL IN A HDMI cable B HDMI-DVI Conversion cable + Audio cable* or ■ To watch DVDs DVD Player/Set Top Box Note The picture and audio input signals connected to a terminal specified in “Monitor out” (p. However.Recommended AV Connections These diagrams show our recommendations on how to connect the TV unit to your various equipment. 37 . audio output can be obtained from “DIGITAL AUDIO OUT” terminal. 35) cannot be output from “PROG OUT” terminals. * Please see p. (p. When receiving digital channel signals. To prevent howling and image oscillation.com www. set the “Monitor out” setting when connecting the VCR with loop-connection.panasonic. 35) When equipment (STB. consult the instructions for each piece of equipment and its specifications. For other connections. DVD. HDMI compatible equipment only. 24. all digital formats are down-converted to composite NTSC video to be output through the PROG OUT terminals. no video signals can be passed through PROG OUT terminal. For additional assistance.panasonic.) is connected to HDMI or COMPONENT terminals. please visit our website at: www. see HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 connection on this page. etc. 22-23 for setup when using an external analog audio cable with an HDMI to DVI cable.ca Front of the TV Back of the TV AC 120 V 60 Hz Cable TV or AC Cord (Connect after all the other connections are complete. For connection using HDMI-DVI Conversion cable.) Cable Box Recommended AV Connections Using Timer AV IN HDMI 1 3 HDMI 2 or A COMPONENT IN AUDIO VIDEO IN or 1 COMPONENT R IN 2 L PR PB Y R L PR PB Y R L VIDEO IN or S VIDEO TO PROG AUDIO OUT AMP ■ DVD Recorder / R L AUDIO VCR VIDEO DIGITAL AUDIO OUT or Connect with A or B ■ To watch camcorder Amplifier (For HDMI connection.

26-29). the system switches to 2CH audio. Optional HDMI and/or optical cables are not included. Please refer to their respective operating instruction manuals. • Note HDMI 1 is recommended. (When connecting to an AV amp via HDMI. you cannot listen to the TV program through the theater system. 24-25). (p. When connecting to HDMI 2/HDMI 3. switch the power of this unit Off and On again while the power of all equipment is On (so that the unit can correctly recognize the connected equipment) and check that DVD recorder (DIGA). After connection. If audio cable is not connected. Note 38 Individual HDMI equipment may require additional menu settings specific to each model. ■ Connecting this unit to the DVD recorder (DIGA). Refer to page 26-29 for Setup Menu settings and additional control information. or Player theater system. set “VIERA Link” (under “VIERA Link setting”) to “On” using the Setup menu. set the input mode to HDMI 2/HDMI 3 (p. ■ Setting of this unit after connection After making connections as shown above.) About HDMI cable for connecting Panasonic HD camcorder. . read the manual of the equipment.VIERA LinkTM Connections If connection (or setting) of equipment compatible with HDAVI control is changed. Be sure to connect the AV amp between this unit and the DVD recorder (DIGA). Follow the connection diagrams below for HDAVI control of a single piece of AV equipment such as a DVD recorder (DIGA). AV IN HDMI 1 HDMI 2 or AUDIO Back of the TV 1 COMPONENT R IN 2 L PR PB Y R L PR PB Y R L VIDEO IN S VIDEO TO PROG AUDIO OUT AMP R L AUDIO or VIDEO DIGITAL AUDIO OUT Digital Audio out or HDMI cable HDMI (AV OUT) AUDIO IN HDMI (AV OUT) HDMI (AV OUT) HDMI (AV IN) HDMI (AV OUT) or RAM theater / Player theater HD Camcorder with VIERA Link function with VIERA Link function DVD recorder (DIGA) DVD recorder (DIGA) with VIERA Link function with VIERA Link function AV amp with VIERA Link function One AV amp and one DVD recorder (DIGA) can be operated with this unit. RAM theater. 21. or Player theater recorder (DIGA) AV amp For DVD recorder (DIGA): Connect with HDMI cable For RAM theater and Player theater: Connect with the HDMI and audio cables. confirm the HDMI control functions (p. and Player theater playback operate. When using an “VIERA Link” audiovideo amplifier and a compatible DVD recorder (DIGA) use a daisy chain connection as shown below. RAM ■ Connecting this unit to a DVD theater. 20) initially before connecting to HDMI 2/HDMI 3. When audio from other equipment connected to this unit via HDMI is output using “DIGITAL AUDIO OUT” of this unit. RAM theater. you can enjoy higher sound quality.

F.S. L. R. S. graphic violence. Contains constant violence or scenes of extreme violence. (p. or the violence content is minimal or is depicted appropriately. The themes and elements in this program are specifically designed for a very young audience.L. RESTRICTED. E. PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED. Mature audiences only. Programming may not be suitable for children under the age of 13 . It contains little or no violence. Age-based Group NR (Not Rated) Age-based Ratings TV-14 •• •• •• • • • •• •• TV-MA •• TV-NR TV-Y Youth TV-Y7 TV-G TV-PG Guidance Possible Content Selections Viewable Blocked Viewable Blocked FV Blocked Viewable Blocked Viewable Blocked D. L. Directed to older children. Parents are strongly cautioned to exercise discretion in permitting viewing by pre-teens and early teens. sports. Contains constant violence or scenes of extreme violence. This program may contain mature themes. S. General . and explicit sexual content.S. PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED.Ratings List for Lock “V-chip” technology enables you to lock channels or shows according to standard ratings set by the entertainment industry. 8+ General . R. The program may contain infrequent coarse language. L. some suggestive sexual dialogue and situations. music videos. V Description Not Rated. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Ratings List for Lock Recommended AV Connections ■ U. or may frighten children under the age of 7. talk shows. ■ CANADIAN ENGLISH RATINGS (C. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. nudity or sexual content. TV) FV: Fantasy/Cartoon Violence. ADULTS ONLY.S. TV PROGRAMS RATINGS (U. GENERAL AUDIENCES.Contains either a few violent scenes or one or more sufficiently violent scenes to affect them. If the option of blocking “NR” programs is chosen “unexpected and possibly confusing results may occur. V L. and variety programming. including children from ages 2-6. Adult supervision strongly suggested. weather warnings and others) • Locally originated programming • News • Political • Public Service Announcements • Religious • Sports • Weather 39 .Not recommended for young children. S.) E G 8 ans+ 13 ans+ 16 ans+ 18 ans+ Advanced C C8+ G PG Exempt . 18+ years old. and little or no sexual dialogue or situations. suitable for all audiences. All children. Parental Guidance suggested. Programming restricted to adults. Some material may not be suitable for children. Contains no violence. Adult supervision recommended. Movie which has not been rated or where rating does not apply. Parental guidance suggested. not applicable and none) as per FCC Rules Section15. No profanity.120(e)(2). S.L. MOVIE RATINGS (MPAA) NR G PG PG-13 R NC-17 X NO RATING (NOT RATED) AND NA (NOT APPLICABLE) PROGRAMS.S. Programming intended for a broad audience but contains light or occasional violence. L. V D. Some material may not be suitable for children. profane language. and you may not receive emergency bulletins or any of the following types of programming:” • Emergency Bulletins (Such as EAS messages.V (all selected) Any combination of L. Themes and elements in this program may include mild physical or comedic violence. no strong language. V: Violence S: Sex L: Offensive Language D: Dialogue with sexual content.Programming intended for audience of all ages. 31) ■ U. Parents strongly cautioned. Caution The V-Chip system that is used in this set is capable of blocking “NR” programs (non rated. Programming restricted to adults. All ages admitted. documentaries and other information programming. Exempt . This program may contain sophisticated themes.S. strong language and more intense violence. Programming contains themes or content which may not be suitable for viewers under the age of 14.V (all selected) Any combination of D.Contains frequent scenes of violence or intense violence.Exempt programming includes: news. General audience.V (all selected) Any combination of D. No offensive language. nudity or sexual content. Programming may not be suitable for children under the age of 16 . NO ONE 17 AND UNDER ADMITTED. Programming generally considered acceptable for children 8 years and over.) E 14+ 18+ ■ CANADIAN FRENCH RATINGS (C. General programming. Programming intended for children under age 8. sexual content. limited violence.Exempt programming.

characters might be cut off). the CC data will also be output in analog format. (p. 4:3 or ZOOM 1080p / 1080i / 720p: FULL. (p. If the CC is set to On on both the receiver and TV when the signal is 480i (except for the HDMI connection).: in case of 4:3 image) FULL JUST JUST FULL Enlarges the 4:3 image horizontally to the screen’s side edges. JUST. Standard (Note that “Image retention” of the side bar may occur from displaying it for a long time.) ZOOM Note ZOOM 480i (4:3). H-FILL. Select “Zoom adjust” on the “Picture” menu.g. the CC may overlap on the TV. JUST. 480p (4:3). the CC needs to be set up on the recorder or output monitor. Aspect Ratio Lets you choose the aspect depending on the format of the received signal and your preference. set the aspect to FULL (If viewing with H-FILL. or 4:3. 17) (e. 4:3 or ZOOM Enlarges the 4:3 image to the entire screen. If the recorder or output monitor is connected to the TV. The CC can be displayed on the TV if the receiver (such as a set-top box or satellite receiver) has the CC set On using the Component or HDMI connection to the TV. If a digital program is being output in analog format. (Recommended for Letter Box) Zoom adjust Vertical image position and size can be adjusted in “ZOOM”. The side edges of the image are cut off. (Recommended for anamorphic picture) H-FILL Stretches to justify the 4:3 image to the four corners of the screen. (Recommended for normal TV broadcast) 4:3 H-FILL Side bar Enlarges the 4:3 image horizontally to the screen’s side edges. JUST. 480i (16:9). ZOOM.Technical Information Closed Caption (CC) For viewing the CC of digital broadcasting. 22-23) V-position: Vertical position adjustment V-size: Vertical size adjustment To reset the aspect ratio 40 (OK) . 480p (16:9): FULL.

co. number of files: Image resolution: * DCF (Design rule for camera file system): A Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association’s standard ** EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format) Caution A JPEG image modified with a PC may not be displayed. For the suitable SD Memory Cards. GalleryPlayer warning messages There is a problem with your TV decoder. If this message appears. Check the data inside the SD card. please confirm the latest information on the following website.Data format for SD Card browsing Photo: Still images recorded with digital still cameras compatible with JPEG files of DCF* and EXIF** standards Baseline JPEG (Sub-sampling: 4:4:4. 4:2:2 or 4:2:0) 9. Technical Information Message Viewing from a GalleryPlayer SD Card You can view high-definition art and photography purchased on or downloaded to an SD card. GalleryPlayer provides pre-loaded SD cards with copy-protected imagery and images for download to your computer that can be saved on an SD card for display on your television.000. Refer to page 48 (Customer Services Directory). Do not touch the terminals on the back of the card. or erroneous operation may damage the data or card.JPG 3-digit folder number + 5-digit arbitrary characters 4-digit arbitrary characters + 4-digit file number Usable characters: 1-byte “a to z”.999 160 x 120 to 10. (Panasonic is not liable for any deterioration or damage of recorded data. Cannot read file The file is broken or unreadable. Electrical interference.000 Data format: Max. Inc. etc.JPG P1000004. There is a problem with the data. static electricity. GalleryPlayer images are available for a fee from GalleryPlayer. “A to Z”. 49 (Limited Warranty) Cannot display image on SD card. “0 to 9. 41 . page 47.jp/pavc/global/cs (This site is in English only) Cautions in handling SD Card: Do not remove the card while the unit is accessing data (this can damage card or unit). http://panasonic. please contact Panasonic Service Center for assistance. Back up the recorded data at regular intervals in case of deteriorated or damaged data or erratic operation of the unit. Do not subject the card to a high pressure or impact.JPG P1000002. card may be damaged).” and “_” The folder and file names may be different depending on the digital camera used. Insert the card in the correct direction (otherwise. Note Folder structure viewed in PC Created automatically DCIM 100_PANA P1000001. No file The card has no data or this type of data is not supported. Partly degraded files might be displayed at a reduced resolution. FAQs.) SD Card warning messages Meaning Is SD card in? The card is not inserted.JPG P1000003. Cannot display image due to incorrect ID data. The TV does not support the format.

75 67.00 COMPONENT HDMI * * * * * * * * * * * * Note Signals other than those shown above may not be displayed properly.125 (1.1 kHz. PB. 35) Customizes each item according to your taste.125(1. A device having no digital output terminal may be connected to the input terminal of either “COMPONENT”. set the aspect ratio to “16:9”. 1080i and 1080p. Input signals that can be displayed * Mark: Applicable input signal for Component (Y. Picture mode will be automatically set to “Game” if you change from an Input label other than “GAME” to “GAME” label. These HDMI connectors are “type A”.080)/60p 1. The equipment can be operated by other remote controls with this function on even if TV is in Standby mode. If you connect the same kind of equipment at once (for example: one DIGA to HDMI 1 / another DIGA to HDMI 2). or “VIDEO” to receive analog signals. connect the audio cable to the audio input terminal. HDMI is the world’s first complete digital consumer AV interface complying with a non-compression standard.94 59. film-like picture. HDMI connection HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) allows you to enjoy high-definition digital images and high-quality sound by connecting the TV unit and the devices. Image or sound may not be available for the first few seconds when the playback starts.50 26. Photo is displayed in JPEG menu. “HDAVI Control 3” is the newest standard (current as of December. Match the output setting of the digital device. HDMI-compatible equipment (*1) with an HDMI or DVI output terminal.94 60.00 33. 22) Applicable audio signal sampling frequencies (L.125 (1. It provides a soft.94 59. The above signals are reformatted for optimal viewing on your display.080)/24p 1.080) /60i 1. Note Picture mode will be automatically set to “Standard” if you change Input label from “GAME” to other labels. This standard is compatible with the conventional HDAVI equipment. 480p. When the DVI to HDMI adapter cable is used.97 27.080)/60p 1. Image or sound may not be available for the first few seconds when Input mode is switched. If you connect equipment that has “HDAVI Control 2” (or more) function to the TV with HDMI cable.125(1. 42 . For watching movies in a darkened room. 2007) for the HDAVI Control compatible equipment.00 vertical frequency (Hz) 59.43 67. If the connected device has an aspect adjustment function. the sound from DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal can be output as multi channel surround.00 23. If the external equipment has only a DVI output. These HDMI connectors are compatible with HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) copyright protection. For playing video game.PCM): 48 kHz. can be connected to the HDMI connector using an HDMI compliant (fully wired) cable. such as a set-top box or a DVD player. “S VIDEO”. (p. For details of the applicable HDMI signals. The HDMI input terminal can be used with only the following image signals: 480i.47 45. Volume function will be displayed when adjusting the volume of the equipment. (*2): Enquire at your local digital equipment retailer shop. Caution Use with a PC is not assumed.080)/24p horizontal frequency (kHz) 15. Audio settings can be made on the “HDMI 1 in”. (p. see below. 720p. Recommended for normal viewing conditions with subdued room lighting. All signals are reformatted before being displayed on the screen. VIERA Link is available for the terminal with the smaller number.125 (1.Technical Information (Continued) VIERA Link “HDAVI ControlTM” HDMI connections to some Panasonic equipment allow you to interface automatically.94 59. 32 kHz (*1): The HDMI logo is displayed on an HDMI-compliant device. connect to the HDMI terminal via a DVI to HDMI adapter cable (*2).73 31. 44.94 59.98 24. Picture mode Vivid: Standard: Cinema: Game: Custom (Photo): Provides enhanced picture contrast and sharpness for viewing in a well-lit room. “HDMI 2 in” or “HDMI 3 in” menu screen. This mode will be set automatically if “GAME” is selected from Input label setting (p. PR) and HDMI 525 (480) / 60i 525 (480) /60p 750 (720) /60p 1. 26) This function may not work normally depending on the equipment condition.

otherwise.DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminals You can enjoy your home theater by connecting a Dolby Digital (5. the quality of the surface may be adversely affected. Do not allow long-term contact with rubber.) FAQs. operating problems may result. To reduce the risk of such “Image retention”. wipe it with a soft. lintfree cloth. Side Bar Do not display a picture in 4:3 mode for an extended period. The side bar may flash (alternate black/white) depending on the picture. If the cabinet becomes dirty. Furthermore. the output from the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack will be Dolby Digital. If the cabinet is particularly dirty. solvents. Using Cinema mode will reduce such flashing (See below). dry cloth. as they can make the surface of the pedestal dirty. Wipe the panel surface gently using only a cleaning cloth or a soft. soak a soft. then wipe it evenly with a dry cloth of the same type until the surface is dry. unplug the Power cord plug from the wall outlet. Avoid contact with volatile substances such as insect sprays. the quality of the cabinet surface may be adversely affected or the coating may peel off. (Doing so will cause deterioration. avoid contact with volatile substances such as insect sprays. change the brightness of the side bars. clean it using a cloth soaked with water to which a small amount of mild liquid dish soap has been added and then wipe with a dry cloth. as this can cause “Image retention” to remain on either or both sides of the display field. See pages 37-38 for more information. Care and Cleaning Technical Information Display panel 43 . etc.1 channel) decoder and “Multi Channel” amplifier to the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminals. Do not use products such as solvents. or household wax for cleaning. If the surface is particularly dirty. You will return to previous screen if any key operation has not been performed for 15 minutes. If the unit is particularly dirty. Furthermore. otherwise. thinner. vinyl products. If water droplets get inside the unit. scrolls white vertical bar from left to right on a black screen. soak the cloth in a weak mild liquid dish soap and then wring the cloth dry.) Do not attach sticky tape or labels. (If using a chemically-treated cloth. dry cloth. Cabinet Pedestal Cleaning Wipe the surfaces with a soft. Do not allow any mild liquid dish soap to come into direct contact with the surface of the Plasma TV. solvents. The front of the display panel has been specially treated. External speakers cannot be connected directly to PROG OUT terminals. Use this cloth to wipe the cabinet and then wipe it dry with a dry cloth. See pages 24-25 for more information. [Scrolling bar] Care and Cleaning First. lint-free cloth in diluted mild liquid dish soap (1 part mild liquid dish soap diluted by 100 times the amount of water) and then wring the cloth to remove excess liquid. When an NTSC channel is selected. follow the instructions supplied with the cloth. do not leave it for long periods in contact with articles made from rubber or PVC. and thinner. Side Bar Image retention 4:3 Screen Display Scrolling bar Scrolling bar: To prevent “Image retention”. as they can damage the surface coating. Use this cloth to wipe the surface of the display panel. Caution Depending on your DVD player and DVD-Audio software the copyright protection function may operate and disable optical output. Do not scratch or hit the surface of the panel with fingernails or other hard objects. and thinner. the output will be PCM. Press any key except the POWER key to return to previous screen. or the like. When an ATSC channel is selected. See pages 24-25 for more information.

48. 37.FAQ Before requesting service or assistance. 42) Use equipment compliant with EIA/CEA-861/861B. For details. Check an input signal from the equipment.com/contactinfo www. Recording does not start immediately Check the settings of the recorder. please follow these simple guides to resolve the problem. For details (p. Pictures from external equipment are distorted when the unit is connected via HDMI Interference or frozen digital channels Is the HDMI cable connected properly? (p. - The remote control does not work Are the batteries installed correctly? (p. please contact us via the website at: www. If the problem still persists. 49) For additional assistance.ca White spots or shadow images (noise) Check the position.panasonic. read the manual of the recorder. 33). (p. direction. please contact your local Panasonic dealer or Panasonic Service Center for assistance. Check “Signal meter” (p. and connection of the antenna. then turn them On again. 38) Turn Off the TV unit and equipment. If the signal is weak.panasonic. (intermittent sound) SUB MENU Change the direction of antenna for digital channels. check the antenna and consult your local dealer. 6) Has the battery run down? 44 .

FAQs. Problem “Press any key to return” moves on the screen Actions The function to prevent “Image retention” is activated. If this does not solve the problem. 22) Check the cable connections. (p. 34) No sound is produced Are the speakers’ cables connected correctly? (p. then carry out the suggested check. 32) Check the antenna cables.If there is a problem with your TV. quoting the model number and serial number (both found on the rear of the TV). (p. etc. Neither image nor sound is produced Is the AC power cord plugged into the outlet? Is the TV unit turned On? Check Picture menu (p. Set the audio setting of the HDMI device to “Linear PCM. Chaotic image. Check that the correct input has been selected. (p.” If digital sound connection has a problem. 13) Is the volume set to the minimum? Is “Speaker output” set to “Off”? (p. motorcycle. (p. Only spots are displayed instead of images Check the channel settings. fluorescent lamp). select analog sound connection. 22) Change “SAP” settings. 5) Screen Check nearby electrical products (car. Check the AV cable connections. 16) Check “HDMI 1 in”. (Not a faulty symptom) screen saver is activated if the TV unit is not operated for • The a certain time in SD mode. please contact your local Panasonic dealer. noisy Frequently Asked Questions A pixel or luminescent spot can occasionally be missing in plasma displays. No image can be displayed Check Picture menu (p.” Check the HDMI device connected to the unit. 22) Sound is unusual Set “SAP” setting to “Stereo” or “Mono. please refer to the table below to determine the symptoms. 37) Is “Sound Mute” active? (p. Check that the correct input has been selected. “HDMI 2 in” or “HDMI 3 in” settings. 22) and volume. Black Box appears Change settings of Closed Caption (CC). • “Image retention” (p. (Not a faulty symptom) Sound One spot remains dark 45 .

2 ” (790. Mass and Dimensions shown are approximate.0 ) [TH-42PX80U] [TH-50PX80U] 3.8 ” (1.049.8 ” × 3.9 ” (1.210 mm × 790.2 ” × 26.0 V [p-p] (75 Ω) Y: 1.0 ” (456 mm) 15. PR: AUDIO L-R: 1. CATV: 1 .2 W Drive method AC type Aspect Ratio 16:9 Visible screen size (W × H × Diagonal) 42 ” class (41.8 ” (95 mm) 47. Fiber Optic FEATURES 1.6 inches measured diagonally) 50 ” class (49.8 ” (95 mm) 31. (38. (36.024 (W) × 768 (H)) [3.35 V [p-p] RCA PIN Type × 2 0.366 (W) × 768 (H)) [4.0 ) 83.0 ” (456 mm) 12.7 ” (727 mm) 40.7 ” × 33.9 ” (327 mm) 3.9 ” (1.088 (1. 60 Hz Power Plasma Display Consumption panel Maximum 385 W 497 W Standby condition 0.4 lb.020 mm) 18.3 ” (387 mm) Note Design and Specifications are subject to change without notice.269 mm) 786.2 ” × 3.3 ” × 15.098 × 768 dots] (No.0 ) 79.9 inches measured diagonally) 36.0 V [p-p] (including synchronization) ±0.3 ” (844 mm) 26.020 mm × 727 mm × 327 mm) 47.7 ” (1.5 mm) Connection Terminals Channel Capability (Digital/Analog) 18.072 × 768 dots] 1.106 mm × 622 mm × 1.8 ” (1.210 mm × 844 mm × 387 mm) TV Set only 40.3 lb.4 ” × 49.5 ” × 24. 46 .7 ” × 12.69. of pixels) Sound Audio Output 20 W [ 10 W + 10 W ] ( 10 % THD ) VHF/ UHF: 2 .7 ” × 31.8 lb.2 ” (1.Specifications TH-42PX80U TH-50PX80U Power Source AC 120 V.2 ” × 20.0 V [p-p] (75 Ω) 0.432 (1.286 V [p-p] (75 Ω) TYPE A Connector × 3 RCA PIN Type × 1 RCA PIN Type × 2 3D Y/C FILTER CLOSED CAPTION Photo Viewer 1.4 ” × 41.8 ” (679 mm) 28.057 mm) 43.210 mm) 33.0 ) TV Set only 57.7 lb.020 mm × 679 mm × 95 mm) 47. Card slot SD CARD slot × 1 AV PROG OUT VIDEO: AUDIO L-R: DIGITAL AUDIO OUT PCM / Dolby Digital. (26.5 V [rms] V-Chip HDAVI Control 3 Dimensions ( W × H × D ) Mass Including pedestal 40.3 ” (1.6 ” (922 mm × 518 mm × 1.3 W 0.0 V [p-p] (75 Ω) 0.5 mm × 95 mm) Including pedestal 61.2 ” × 28. (28.5 V [rms] HDMI 1-3 • This TV supports “HDAVI Control 3” function.5 V [rms] C: 0.135 Operating Conditions Temperature: Humidity: 32 °F – 104 °F (0 °C – 40 °C) 20 % – 80 % RH (non-condensing) VIDEO IN 1-2 VIDEO: S-VIDEO: AUDIO L-R: RCA PIN Type × 1 Mini DIN 4-pin RCA PIN Type × 2 COMPONENT INPUT 1-2 Y: PB.

power line surge. New Jersey 07094 PANASONIC SALES COMPANY. 65 de Infanteria. this excludes damages for lost time. (787)-750-4300 or fax (787)-768-2910. restaurant. or failures which are caused by products not supplied by the warrantor. or damage that is attributable to acts of God. Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company or Panasonic Puerto Rico. CATEGORIES PLASMA DISPLAY ALL PARTS EXCEPT GLASS PANEL OR CRT 1 (ONE) YEAR LABOR 1 (ONE) YEAR GLASS PANEL OR CRT GLASS PANEL . DIVISION OF PANASONIC PUERTO RICO. they are not warranted.) Specifications On-site service where applicable requires clear. among other things. alteration.2 (TWO) YEARS GLASS PANEL OR CRT LABOR 1 (ONE) YEAR SERVICE ON-SITE OR CARRY-IN During the “Labor” Limited Warranty period there will be no charge for labor. abuse. During the “Parts” Limited Warranty period. PARTS AND SERVICE (INCLUDING COST OF AN ON-SITE SERVICE CALL. faulty installation. or other business). If non-rechargeable batteries are included. or commercial use (such as in a hotel. or (b) replace it with a new or a refurbished product. for the length of the period indicated on the chart below. The items listed are not exclusive. then write to the warrantor’s Consumer Affairs Department at the addresses listed for the warrantor. so the exclusions may not apply to you. modification. Inc. This Limited Warranty is extended only to the original purchaser and only covers product purchased as new.Limited Warranty (for U. at the servicer’s discretion be removed for shop diagnosis and/or repair and then returned. and DOES NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage. lightning damage. ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY.A. service by anyone other than a Factory Service Center or other Authorized Servicer.S. bug infestation.) PANASONIC CONSUMER ELECTRONICS COMPANY. It is possible that certain on-site repairs will not be completed on-site. DIVISION OF PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA One Panasonic Way Secaucus. Puerto Rico 00985 Panasonic Color Television Limited Warranty Limited Warranty Coverage If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship. 9. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. (collectively referred to as “the warrantor”) will. This Limited Warranty only applies to products purchased and serviced in the United States or Puerto Rico. you may contact your dealer or Service Center.5 San Gabriel Industrial Park Carolina. at its option either (a) repair your product with new or refurbished parts. mishandling. FAQs. etc. A purchase receipt or other proof of the original purchase date is required for Limited Warranty service. or limitations on how long an implied Limited Warranty lasts. letterbox pictures on standard 4:3 screen TV’s. which starts with the date of original purchase (“Limited Warranty period”). office. or onscreen data in a stationary and fixed location). or travel to and from the servicer. rental use of the product. If the problem is not handled to your satisfaction. improper maintenance. but are for illustration only. INC. On-Site or Carry-in Service For On-Site or Carry-In Service in the United States call 1-877-95-VIERA (1-877-958-4372). 47 .A.S. This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have others rights which vary from state to state. neglect. (As examples. or failures which result from accidents. THE WARRANTOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT. cost of having someone remove or re-install an installed unit if applicable. For assistance in Puerto Rico call Panasonic Puerto Rico. If a problem with this product develops during or after the Limited Warranty period. Limited Warranty (for U. OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. INCLUDING THE LIMITED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY. misapplication. but will require that the product or parts of the product. THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES EXCEPT AS LISTED UNDER “LIMITED WARRANTY COVERAGE”. Inc.) ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES. WHERE APPLICABLE) WHICH ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. complete and easy access to the product by the authorized servicer and does not include removal or re-installation of an installed product. The Limited Warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which occurred in shipment. Limited Warranty Limits And Exclusions This Limited Warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship. misuse. Km. there will be no charge for parts. You must carry-in your product or arrange for on-site service during the Limited Warranty period. or non-expanded standard 4:3 pictures on wide screen TV’s. Ave. nor does it cover markings or retained images on the picture tube resulting from viewing fixed images (including. The decision to repair or replace will be made by the warrantor. misadjustment of consumer controls. set-up adjustments.

panasonic. Discover Card.com/contactinfo You may also contact us directly at: 1-877-95-VIERA (958-4372) Monday-Friday 9 am-9 pm. Puerto Rico 00985 Phone (787)750-4300. Fax (787)768-2910 48 .5. TTY: 1-866-605-1277 Service in Puerto Rico Panasonic Puerto Rico. Kent. Saturday-Sunday 10 am-7 pm. 65 de Infantería.panasonic. EST.pstc.panasonic. EST. 9. TTY: 1-877-833-8855 Accessory Purchases Purchase Parts. MasterCard.) Panasonic Service and Technology Company 20421 84th Avenue South. Ave. Km.panasonic.S. or make Customer Service and Literature requests by visiting our Web Site at: http://www. send your request by E-mail to: npcparts@us. Inc.Customer Services Directory (for U. contact us via the web at: http://www. Accessories and Instruction Books on line for all Panasonic Products by visiting our Web Site at: http://www.com/help or.com or. Carolina. San Gabriel Industrial Park.) Customer Services Directory Obtain Product Information and Operating Assistance.com You may also contact us directly at: 1-800-332-5368 (Phone) 1-800-237-9080 (Fax Only) (Monday . purchase Parts and Accessories.Friday 9 am to 9 pm.A. and Personal Checks) ■For hearing or speech impaired TTY users. WA 98032 (We Accept Visa. American Express. locate your nearest Dealer or Service Center. ■For hearing or speech impaired TTY users.

damaged during shipping. etc. LIMITED WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES. INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. so the above limitations and exclusions may not be applicable. BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL.vieraconcierge. A purchase receipt or other proof of date of original purchase is required before warranty service is performed.LIMITED WARRANTY Panasonic Canada Inc. please contact Viera Customer Care Agent using the above contact info. IN NO EVENT WILL PANASONIC CANADA INC. LCD TV (26 in & over) In-home service One (1) year. nor does it cover any product which is used commercially. indirect or consequential damages. This warranty is extended to the original end user purchaser only. please contact: Our Customer Care Centre: 1-800 #: 1-866-330-0014 Email link: www. If removal is required to service the product. adequately insured and preferably in the original carton. EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.ca FOR PRODUCT REPAIRS.Limited Warranty (for Canada) Panasonic Canada Inc. In-home service requires clear. misused or abused. In certain instances.) LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS This warranty does not apply to products purchased outside Canada or to any product which has been improperly installed. Limited Warranty (for Canada) Customer Services Directory (for U. Plasma TV / Monitor In-home service One (1) year. PANASONIC PRODUCT . complete and easy access to the product by the Authorized Servicentre and does not include removal or re-installation of an installed product.S. warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship and agrees to remedy any such defect for a period as stated below from the date of original purchase. FAQs. some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. parts (including LCD Panel) and labour. it will be at the discretion of the Servicentre and in no event will Panasonic Canada Inc. Include details of the defect claimed. or which has been altered or repaired in any way that affects the reliability or detracts from the performance. subjected to usage for which the product was not designed. or the exclusion of implied warranties. 49 .A. IF YOU SHIP THE PRODUCT TO A SERVICENTRE Carefully pack and send prepaid. THIS EXPRESS. In-home Service will be carried out only to locations accessible by roads and within 50 km of an authorized Panasonic service facility. parts (including Plasma Panel) and labour. Dry cell batteries are also excluded from coverage under this warranty. WARRANTY SERVICE For product operation and information assistance. INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. and proof of date of original purchase. or the Servicentre be liable for any special.

más el recibo de su compra. Modelo Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. como prueba permanente de su adquisición. Puerto Rico 00985 © 2008 Panasonic Corporation of North America. Ave. Km. Número de serie Panasonic Puerto Rico.A.Customer’s Record The model number and serial number of this product can be found on its back cover. 5770 Ambler Drive Mississauga.5 San Gabriel Industrial Park Carolina. and for Warranty Service purposes. plus your purchase receipt.S. Ontario L4W 2T3 CANADA Printed in U. . para que le sirva de ayuda al identificarlo en el caso de que le sea sustraído o lo pierda. Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way.S. Inc. Impreso en EE.A. 65 de Infanteria. y también para disponer de los servicios que le ofrece la garantía. Model Number Serial Number Anotación del cliente El modelo y el número de serie de este producto se encuentran en su panel posterior. 9. Secaucus New Jersey 07094 U. as a permanent record of your purchase to aid in identification in the event of theft or loss. You should note this serial number in the space provided below and retain this book. Todos los Derechos Reservados. Deberá anotarlos en el espacio provisto a continuación y guardar este manual. All Rights Reserved. © 2008 Panasonic Corporation of North America. Panasonic Canada Inc.UU.