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PanasoniC Wide Plasma Display Operating Instructions TH - 42PW3 Model No . p _ soni _ For assistance , please call : 1 - 888 - VIEW - PTV ( 843 - 9788 ) or send e - mail to : consumerproducts @ panasonic . com or visit us at www . panasonic . co . jp / global / ( U . S . . _ For assistance , please call : 787 - 750 - 4300 ( Puerto Rico ) For assistance , please call : 1 - 800 - 561 - 5505 or visit us at www . panasonic . co . jp / global / ( Canada ) Before connecting , operating or adjusting this product , please read these instructions completely . Please keep this manual for future reference . I English ] TQBC0218 I
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WARNING The lightning flash with The exclamation point within arrow - head within a triangleer a triangle is intended to tell is intended to tell the us the user that important that parts inside the productto operating and servicing are a risk of electric shock instructions are in the papers persons . with the appliance . WARNING : To prevent damage which may result in fire or shock hazard , do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture . I WARNING : 1 ) To prevent electric shock , do not remove cover . No user serviceable parts inside . Refer servicing to qualified service personnel . 2 ) Do not remove the grounding pin on the power plug . This apparatus is equipped with a three pin grounding - type power plug . This plug will only fit a grounding - type power outlet . This is a safety feature . If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet , contact an electrician . Do not defeat the purpose of the grounding plug . Important Safety Instructions Read Instructions All the safety and operating instructions shall be read before the appliance is operated . Retain Instructions The safety and operating instructions shall be retained for future reference . Heed Warnings All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions shall be adhered to . Follow Instructions Alloperatinganduse instructionsshallbefollowed . Attachments Do not use attachments / accessories not recommended by the product manufacturer as they may cause hazards . Grounding or Polarization This product may be equipped with either a polarized 2 - wire AC line plug ( a plug having one blade wider than the other ) or a 3 - wire grounding - type plug , a plug having a third ( grounding ) pin . The 2 - wire polarized plug will fit into the power outlet only one way . This is a safety feature . If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet , try reversing the plug . If the plug shall still fail to fit , contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet . Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug . The 3 - wire grounding - type plug will fit into a grounding type power outlet . This is a safety feature . If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet , contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet . Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding type plug . Accessories Do not place this product on an unstable cart , stand , pedestal , bracket , or table . The product may fall , causing serious injury to a child or adult , and serious damage to the appliance . Use only with a cart , stand , pedestal , bracket , or table recommended by the manufacturer , or sold with the product . An appliance and cart combination shall be moved with care . Quick stops , excessive force , and uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn . 2
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Important Safety Instructions Power Sources This product shall be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label . If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home , consult your appliance dealer or local power company . Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for a long period of time . Power - Cord Protection Power - supply cords shall be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them , paying particular attention to cords at plugs , convenience receptacles , and the point where they exit from the appliance . Overloading Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock . Object and Liquid Entry Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short - out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock . Never spill liquid of any kind on the product . Servicing Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards . Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel . Replacement Parts When replacement parts are required , be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part . Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire , electric shock or other hazards . Safety Check Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product , ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in proper operating condition . Damage Requiring Service Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions : a . When the power - supply cord or plug is damaged . b . If liquid has been spilled , or objects have fallen into the product . c . If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions . Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation . d . If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged . e . When the product exhibits a distinctchange in performance - this indicates a need for service . f . If the product has been exposed to rain or water . Cleaning Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning . Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners . Use a damp cloth for cleaning . Water and Moisture Do not use this product near water - for example , near a bath tub , wash bowl , kitchen sink , or laundry tub , in a wet basement , or near a swimming pool , and the like . Ventilation Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating , and these openings must not be blocked or covered . The openings shall never be blocked by placing the product on a bed , sofa , rug , or other similar surface . This product shall never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register . This product shall not be placed in a built - in installation such as a rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer's instructions have been adhered to . 3
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Dear Panasonic Customer Welcome to the Panasonic family of customers . We hope that you will have many years of enjoyment from your new Wide Plasma Display . To obtain maximum benefit from your set , please read these Instructions before making any adjustments , and retain them for future reference . Retain your purchase receipt also , and note down the model number and serial number of your set in the space provided on the rear cover of these instructions . For assistance , please call : 1 - 888 - VIEW - PTV ( 843 - 9788 ) or send e - mail to : consumerproducts @ panasonic . com or visit us at www . panasonic . co . jp / global / ( U . S . A ) For assistance , please call : 787 - 750 - 4300 ( Puerto Rico ) For assistance , please call : 1 - 800 - 561 - 5505 or visit us at www , panasonic , co . jp / global / ( Canada ) Trademark Credits • VGA is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation . • Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer , USA . • S - VGA is a registered trademark of the Video Electronics Standard Association . Even if no special notation has been made of company or product trademarks , these trademarks have been fully respected . 4
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l Table of Contents I ASPECT Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 FCC STATEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Adjusting PICTURE POS . / SIZE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 SOUN D Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 M UTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Accessories Supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 SURROUND Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 PICTURE Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Remote Control Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lg SET UP for Input Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Basic Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 COMPONENT / RGB IN SELECT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Adjusting unnatural video images How to connect the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 ( 3D Y / C FILTER ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 How to connect the AV Input Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 COLOR SYSTEM / Panasonic AUTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 How to connect the TUNER InputTerminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 [ SYNC ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 How to connectthe COMPONENT / RGB InputTerminals . . . . 15 [ PULL IN RANGE ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 How to connect the PC Input Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 [ CLAMP POSITION ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 How to connect the SERIAL Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 [ H - FREQ . ( kHz ) / V - FREQ . ( Hz ) ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Power ON / OFF and Input Signal Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Power ON ! OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Select the Input Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 On - Screen Menu Display from Remote Control . . . . . . . . 20 Selecting the On - Screen Menu Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 5
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FCC STATEMENT I _ [ FCC STATEMENT } This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a 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 generated , uses , and can radiate radio frequency energy and , if not installed an 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 dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for help . FCC CAUTION : Pursuant to 47CFR , Part 15.21 of the FCC rules , any changes or modificaUons to this monitor not expressly approved by Matsushita Electric Corporation of America could cause harmful interference and would void the user's authority to operate this device . FCC Declaration of Conformity Matsushita Electric Corporation of America Responsible Party : One Panasonic Way Secaucus . NJ 07094 1 - 800 - 528 - 8601 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules . Operation is subject to the following two conditions : ( 1 ) This device may not cause harmful interference , and ( 2 ) this device must accept any interference received , including interference that may cause undesired operation . CANADIAN NOTICE : This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES - 003 . Attach the ferrite core : The ferrite cores provided as a supplied accessory must be used when connecting this Wide Plasma Display to video equipment . ( see page 13 and 16 ) 6
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I I Safety Precautions WARNING Set up Do not place the Wide Plasma Display on sloped or unstable surfaces . • The Wide Plasma Display may fall off or tip over . Do not place any objects on top of the Wide Plasma Display . • If water spills onto the Wide Plasma Display 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 Wide Plasma Display , please consult an Authorized Service Center . Do not cover the ventilation holes . • Doing so may cause the Wide Plasma Display to overheat , which can cause fire or damage to the Wide Plasma Display . If using the pedestal ( optional accessory ) , leave a space of 3 ls / 16 " ( 10 cm ) or more at the top , left and right , 2 3 / 8 " ( 6 cm ) or more at the bottom , and 2 3 / 4 " ( 7 cm ) or more at the rear . If using some other setting - up method , leave a space of 3 lsh6 " ( 10 cm ) or more at the top , bottom , left and right , and 3 / 4 " ( 1.9 cm ) or more at the rear . AC Power Supply Cord The Wide Plasma Display is designed to operate on 120 V AC , 50 / 60 Hz . Securely insert the power cord plug as far as it will go . • If the plug is not fully inserted , heat may be generated which could cause fire . If the plug is damaged or the wall socket plate is loose , they should not be used . Do not handle the power cord plug with wet hands . • Doing so may cause electric shocks . Do not do anything that might damage the power cable . When disconnecting the power cable , hold the plug , not the cable . • Do not make any modifications , place heavy objects on , place near hot objects , heat , bend , twist or forcefully pull the power cable . Doing so may cause damages to the power cable which can cause fire or electric shock . If damage to the cable is suspected , have it repaired at an Authorized Service Center . If the Wide Plasma Display is not in use for a long period of time , unplug the power cord from the wall outlet . If problems occur during use If a problem occurs ( such as no picture or no sound ) , or if smoke or an abnormal odor is detected from the Wide Plasma Display , unplug the power cord immediately . • Continuous use of the Display under these conditions might cause fire or permanent damage to the unit . Have the Display evaluated at an Authorized Service Center . Services to the Display by any unauthorized personnel are strongly discouraged due to its high voltage dangerous nature . If water or foreign objects get inside the Wide Plasma Display , if the Wide Plasma Display is dropped , or if the cabinet becomes damaged , disconnect the power cord plug immediately . • A short may occur , which could cause fire . Contact an Authorized Service Center for any repairs that need to be made . 7
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Safety Precautions / h CAUTION This Wide Plasma Display 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 . ) • Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TY - SP42PWD3W • Pedestal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TY - ST42PT3 - K • Wall stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TY - ST42PW1 • Wall - hanging bracket ( angled ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TY - WK42PR1 Always be sure to ask a qualified technician to carry out set - up . When using the Wide Plasma Display Do not bring your hands , face or objects close to the ventilation holes of the Wide Plasma Display . • Top of Wide Plasma Display is usually very hot due to the high temperature of exhaust air being released through the ventilation holes . Burns or personal injuries can happen if any body parts are brought too close . Placing any object near the top of the display could also result in heat damages to the object as well as to the Display if its ventilation holes are blocked . Be sure to disconnect all cables before moving the Wide Plasma Display . • Moving the Display 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 . Clean the power cable regularly to prevent it from becoming dusty . • Built - up dust on the power cord plug can increase humidity which might damage the insulation and cause fire . Unplug the cord from the wall outlet and clean it with a dry cloth . Cleaning and maintenance The front of the display panel has been specially treated . Wipe the panel surface gently using only a cleaning cloth or a soft , lint - free cloth . • If the surface is particularly dirty , soak a soft , lint - free cloth in a weak detergent solution and then wring the cloth to remove excess liquid . Use this cloth to wipe the surface of the display panel , then wipe it evenly with a dry cloth , of the same type , untilthe surface is dry . • Do not scratch or hitthe surface of the panel with fingernails or other hard objects . Furthermore , avoid contact with volatile substances such as insect sprays , solvents and thinner , otherwise the quality of the surface may be adversely affected . if the cabinet becomes dirty , wipe it with a soft , dry cloth . • If the cabinet is particularly dirty , soak the cloth in a weak detergent solution and then wring the cloth dry . Use this cloth to wipe the cabinet , and then wipe it dry with a dry cloth . • Do not allow any detergent to come into direct contact with the surface of the Wide Plasma Display . If water droplets get inside the unit , operating problems may result . • Avoid contact with volatile substances such as insect sprays , solvents and thinner , otherwise the quality of the cabinet surface may be adversely affected or the coating may peel off . Furthermore , do not leave it for long periods in contact with articles made from rubber or PVC . Note : Do not allow a still picture to be displayed for an extended period , as this can cause a permanent after - image to remain on the Wide Plasma Display . Examples of still pictures include Iogos , video games , computer images , teletext and images displayed in 4 : 3 mode . 8
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I Accessories I Accessories Supplied Check that you have the Accessories and items shown [ _ r _ Operating Instruction book [ _ Remote Control Transmitter EUR646525 [ ] Batteries for the Remote Control Transmitter Pm = = = ta = ( AA ( R6 ) Battery x 2 ) I - ' _ Warranty I _ RCA / BNC Adapter Plug [ _ Ferrite core x 2 KRCBC160928B Optional Accessories • Speakers • Pedestal • Wall stand TY - SP42PWD3W TY - ST42PT3 - K TY - ST42PW1 • Wall - hanging bracket • Connecting Cable TY - SCP15C03 ( angled ) TY - WK42PR1 49.2 ft ( 15 m ) 9
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I Remote Control Batteries I Requires two AA batteries . 1 . Turn the transmitter face down . 2 . Install the batteries as shown in 3 . Replace the cove and slide in Press and slide off the battery the battery compartment . reverse until the lock snaps . cover . ( Polarity + or - must match the markings in the compartment ) . Helpful Hint : For frequent remote control users , replace old batteries with Alkaline batteries for longer life . / _ Precaution on battery use Incorrect installation can cause battery leakage and corrosion that will damage the remote control transmitter . Observe the following precautions : ! . Batteries should always be replaced as a pair . Always use new batteries when replacing the old set . 2 . Do not combine a used battery with a new one . 3 . Do not mix battery types ( example : " Zinc Carbon " with " Alkaline " ) , 4 . Do not attempt to charge , short - circuit , disassemble , heat or burn used batteries , 5 . Battery replacement is necessary when the remote control acts sporadically or stops operating the Plasma Display . 10
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I Basic Controls O I ] R - STANDBY Main Power On / Off Switch Volume Adjustment Input button Push the Volume Up % " or Power Indicator ( VIDEO ( S - VIDEO ) / COMPONENT , Down " - " button to The Power Indicator will light . RGB / PC Mode Selection ) increase or decrease the • Power - OFF . . . . Indicatornot illuminated ( The unit Push the " INPUT " buttonto select sound volume level . will stillconsumesome power as longas the VIDEO ( S - VIDEO ) / COMPON ENT or power cord is still insertedintothe wall outlet . ) RGB / PC input signal modes sequentially , • Stand - by d ) . . . . Red • Power - ON . . . . . Green Stand - by ( ON / OFF ) button The Wide Plasma Display must first be plugged into the wall outlet and turn on at the power switch ( see page 18 ) . ( see page 27 ) Push this button to turn the Wide Plasma Display ON , from STANDBY mode . Push it again to turn the Wide Input button Plasma Display OFF to STANDBY mode . ( VIDEO ( S - VIDEO ) / COMPONENT , RGB / PC Mode Selection ) Push the " Status " button to display Press to select VIDEO ( S - VIDEO ) / the current system status . COMPONENT or RGB / PC inputsignal modes sequentially . ( see page 19 ) ute On / Off ( see page 26 ) ustment Press the Volume Up " + " or Down " - " button to increase or decrease @ VIDEO ( S - VIDEO ) / COM PON ENT , the sound volume level . RGB / PC mode R _ Aspect mode ( see page 22 ) ( see page 21,24 , 26 , 30 ) Off timer The off timer indicator is displayed ACTION button only when the off timer has been set . Press to make selections N ( see page 25 , 26 , 28 , 29 ) PICTURE button SET UP button ( see page 30 ) ( see page 28 ) SOUND button ( see page 26 ) PICTURE POS . / SIZE button . ASPECT button ( see page 24 ) Press to adjust the aspect . ( see page 22 ) PC button Push the " PC " mode selection button to select the PC mode . This button is used to switch OFF TIMER button directly to PC mode . The Wide Plasma Display may be preset to switch to stand - by after a fixed period . The setting changes to 30 minutes , 60 minutes , 90 minutes and 0 minutes ( off timer cancelled ) each time the button is pressed . I _ 130 - - - _ > F : rl60 - _ - - - - > Fr190 _ 1 ' E ] o / When three minutes remain , " Off timer 3 " will flash . The off timer is cancelled if a power interruption occurs . 11
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I I Connections o o o O O o of o o _ > o o o O ¸ @ @ ) I \ / SPEAKER Terminals ( L ) SPEAKER Terminals ( R ) - Cable fixing bands Secure any excess cables with bands , as required . To loosen : To tighten : Push the knob _ From TUNER signal out Terminal ( see page 14 ) From EXIT monitor Terminal From SERIAL Terminal on Computer on Computer ( see page 16 ) ( see page 17 ) I I g _ g @ o _ o AUDIC S - VIDZE _ O VIDE O Q VO HD PNCR / R pt # CB / B WG ( _ AUDI ( R AV IN COMPONENT / RGB IN PC IN TUNER IN SERIAL I COMPONENT / RGB IN and Audio IN Terminals ( see page 15 ) AV IN Terminals ( see page 13 , 14 ) 12
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Connections How to connect the speakers When connecting the speakers , be sure to use only the optional accessory speakers . ® @ Refer to the speaker's Installation Manual for details on speaker installation . Speakers ( Optional accessories ) I How to connect the AV Input Terminals Connect the signal source equipment ( see pages 14 to 17 ) . ( Example ) When connecting an S - VIDEO VCR S - VIDEO 4 pin socket minance in Chrominance in J r _ Installing the ferrite core ( S - VIDEO VCR ) Pullbackthetabs • oo I , ocoI00o 2 ' O en Ferrite core 3 ( Accessory ) ' , Video input to ' , SoVIDEO socket ! S - VIDEO AUDIO . . _ - _ Pf re , _ thr : : gth : ndbcll _ se I I 2xRCA audio cables ' Audio input to I . JR sockets 13
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Connections How to connect the AV Input Terminals VIDEO signal connection ( VCR ) 1 % " ° = ° = ° cI ° I _ 1 _ i - Oll _ i A _ d _ V , dee R ° UT L OUT Video input to @ @ @ BNC socket VIDEO BNC video cable AUDIO 2xRCA audio cables Audio input to [ JR sockets ( VCR ) I Oll . oooc } oo I I _ lil 0 _ 1 = o11 = = 1 l r Audio V _ eO R OU1 L OUT Video input to I @ @ @ BNCsock _ et I VIDEO BNC video cable RCA - BNC adapter plug AUDIO 2xRCA audio cables Audio input to [ JR sockets How to connect the CONTROLLER TUNER Input Terminals The CONTROLLER TUNER input terminal is reserved for use with future external compatible components . CONTROLLER / TUNER ( Model No . TU - PTA500U ) I _ . Ilooooooolloooo _ oo _ o _ ° _ ° _ PC IN TUN FIIN AUDIO I l © K1HA26FA0001 ( Tuner accessories ) Notes : ( 1 ) Additional equipment and cables shown are not supplied with this set . ( 2 ) When connecting video cables , priority is given to the S - VIDEO cable when the S - VIDEO input terminal and the video input terminal are connected at the same time . ( 3 ) Install the CONTROLLER / TUNER at least 5.7 inch ( 40 cm ) away from the Wide Plasma Display to avoid interference . ( 4 ) Be sure the power to the Wide Plasma Display and CONTROLLER / TUNER is OFF : before connecting cables . 14
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Connections How to connect the COMPONENT / RGB Input Terminals Component signals ( Y , PB , PR ) connection t 3 × BNC " _ video cables AUDIO 2xRCA audio cables Audio input to L / R sockets Notes : ( 1 ) Change the " COMPONENT / RGB - IN " setting in the " SET UP " menu to " Y / PB / PR " . ( see page 30 , 32 ) ( 2 ) Additional equipment and cables shown are not supplied with this set . RGB signal ( R , G , B , HD , VD ) connection Example of input signal source RGB input toD , R , G , B , H VD sockets HDTV - compatible VCR 5xBNC RGB cables @ ® ® ® ® , ooo or VD HD P _ / C _ / R F _ WB y / G RGB camera VD [ _ _ COMPONENT / RGBIN HD AUDIO 2xRCA audio cables Audio input to L / R sockets Notes : ( 1 ) Change the " COMPONENT / RGB - IN " setting in the " SET UP " menu to " RGB " . ( see page 30 , 32 ) ( 2 ) Additional equipment and cables shown are not supplied with this set . 15
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Connections How to connect the PC Input Terminals COMPUTER Conversion adapter ( if necessary ) D - sub 15p PC cable Ferrite core _ 7 " 7 / 8 " _ , Less than : _ ( 2ocm ) i ( _ Audio ' 1 / 8 " ( 3mm ) stereo plug i I Connect a cable which matches the audio output terminal on the computer . Notes : ( 1 ) Computer signals which can be input are those with a horizontal scanning frequency of 15.5 to 110 kHz and vertical scanning frequency of 48 to 120 Hz . ( However , signals cannot be displayed if signals exceeding 1200 lines will not be displayed properly . ) ( 2 ) The display resolution is a maximum of 640 x 480 dots when the aspect mode is set to " NORMAL " , and 852 x 480 dots when the aspect mode is set to " FULL " . If the display resolution exceeds these maximums , it may not be possible to show fine detail with sufficient clarity . ( 3 ) The PC input terminals are DDCl / 2B - compatible . If the computer being connected is not DDCl / 2B - compatible , you will need to make setting changes to the computer at the time of connection . ( 4 ) Some PC models cannot be connected to the set . ( 5 ) An adapter is required to use the PC cable ( D - sub 15P ) to connect a Macintosh computer to the set . ( 6 ) There is no need to use an adapter for computers with DOS / V compatible D - sub 15P terminal . ( 7 ) The computer shown in the illustration is for example purposes only . ( 8 ) Additional equipment and cables shown are not supplied with this set . ( 9 ) Do not set the horizontal and vertical scanning frequencies for PC signals which are above or below the specified frequency range . Signal Names for D - sub 15P Connector Pin No . Pin No . Signal Name Pin No . Signal Name Signal Name R Q ® GND ( Ground ) @ GND ( Ground ) G ® SDA ¢ GND ( Ground ) @ k ® ® ® ® ® j B ® ® ® GND ( Ground ) @ HD / SYNC ® VD GND ( Ground ) NC ( not connected ) @ Pin layout for PC input ® @ GND ( Ground ) GND ( Ground ) @ SCL terminal 16
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Connections How to connect the SERIAL Terminals The SERIAL terminal is used when the Wide Plasma Display is controlled by a computer . COMPUTER RS - 232C cable Pin layout for RS - 232C D - sub 9p Conversion cable Notes : ( 1 ) Use the RS - 232C cable to connect the computer to the Wide Plasma Display . ( 2 ) The computers shown is for example purposes only . ( 3 ) Additional equipment and cables shown are not supplied with this set . The SERIAL terminal conforms to the RS - 232C interface specification , so that the Wide Plasma Display can be controlled by a computer which is connected to this terminal . The computer will require software which allows the sending and receiving of control data which satisfies the conditions given below . Use a computer application such as a programming language to software . Refer to the documentation for the computer application for details . Communication parameters Signal level RS - 232C compliant RS - 232C Conversion cable Synchronization method Asynchronous Details D - sub9 - pinfemale Baudrate RXD 9600 bps ® Parity None TXD @ ® Characterlength 8 bits GND 1 bit ® ® Stopbit = - _ Shorted None X parameter S parameter None Shorted ® NC Basic format for control data Command The transmission of control data from the computer starts Command Parameter Control details with a STX signal , followed by the command , the PON None Power ON parameters , and lastly an ETX signal in that order . If POF None Power OFF there are no parameters , then the parameter signal does not need to be sent . AUU None Volume increase AUD None Volume decrease AMT None Mute ( toggle ) IIS None Input select ( toggle ) tartL3ohar ° a ' ° = nC [ - _ ra ! a5mbet ; r _ ) / _ 0n3dh ) VlD AV Mode ( 02h ) command ( 3bytes ) YP1 Componen / tRGBmode ( processedasa Notes : ! Y / PB / PoRrRGBsignalsassetbythisunit ) ( 1 ) If multiple commands are transmitted , be sure to wait RG1 PC mode for the response for the first command to come from DAM None Screen mode select ( toggle ) this unit before sending the next command . NORM NORMAL ( 4 : 3 ) ( 2 ) If an incorrect command is sent by mistake , this unit ZOOM ZOOM will send an " ER401 " command back to the computer . FULL FULL JUST JUST SELF Panasonic AUTO 17
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I Power ON / OFF and Input Signal Selection I Power ON / OFF Connecting the plug to the Wall Outlet Push the POWER switch on the Wide Plasma Display to turn the set on POWER - ON I Power Indicator : Green I Example : The screen below is displayed for a while after the Wide Plasma Display is turned on . ( setting condition is an example . ) When the POWER is turned on for the first time , the LANGUAGE selection screen is displayed . From the second time on , language selection can be done from the setup menu . ( see page 21 ) Select the desired language using the • and • keys and press the store _ button . Remote Control Sensor I OSDLANGUAGE I Power Indicator ( Er _ ishiUKi ) Deutsch ) ) ( Fra _ ab ( It _ iano ) ENGLISUHS C B _ : m ) From the second time on , the screen shown below is displayed for a while ( setting condition is an example ) . [ VIDEO ] [ NORMAL ] Press the ( _ button on the remote control to turn the Wide Plasma Display off I Power Indicator : Red ( standby ) I Press the ( _ button on the remote control to turn the Wide Plasma Display on vc _ _ 1 I Power Indicator : Green I C2 ] ED N R To turn the power for the Wide Plasma Display off , press the ( _ ) switch on the Wide Plasma Display , when the Wide Plasma Display is on or in standby mode . 18
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Power ON / OFF and Input Signal Selection Select the Input Signal INPUT Press the INPUT button to select the input video signal desired from equipment such as a VCR which has been connected to the Wide Plasma Display . Input signals will change as follows : For COMPONENT INPUT ( see page 30 ) r - - > VIDEO _ COMPONENT _ PC | For RGB INPUT ( see page 30 ) _ V , DEO - - _ . _ - - - _ _ c _ 19
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On - Screen Menu Display from Remote Control To PICTURE adjust menu ( see page 28 ) PICTURE _ NORMAL ( PICTUREMENU < 3 _ D ) PICTURE p _ ) BRIGHTNESS COLOR Eilm TINT ImliI = , = llll ) SHARPNESS mlm ) ( COLORTEMP < 3 _ D ) NORMALIZE O _ ( _ ( _ RETURN SELECT To SOUND adjust menu ( see page 26 ) , _ SOUND ( [ NORMALIZEN ) ORMAL ( AUDIOMENU 4 = mmm _ , mmb ) ( BASS ( TREBLE FIm ) ( BALACE ' Ilillm ) ( SURROUND _ > ) NORMAUZE O _ _ 1 _ RETURN ADJUST _ SELECT 0 0 PLASMADISPLAY To PICTURE POS . / SIZE adjust menu ( see page 24 ) PICTUREPOSJSIZE CNORMAUZ _ ENORMAL ( [ _ 3H - POS ( _ H - SIZE _ ' _ ) ( _ V - POS m ) ( LI ] V - SIZE NORMALIZE 0 _ ( _ ADJUST _ ( _ _ } RETURN SELECT 2O
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On - Screen Menu Display from Remote Control To SIGNAL screen for VIDEO ( see page 31 ) I S , GNAL = = Ew0Ei ! o ( 30Y / CFILTE ( RNTSCd ) > ) | ( COLORSYSTEM _ _ ¢ . ) _ ( PanasonAicUT0 ( 4 : 3 ) 4eemt . _ D ) i To SIGNAL screen for RGB ( _ ) Press to select " SIGNAL " ( see page 32 ) To SET UP menu ( see page 30 ) SIGNAL [ RGBI } = = SETUP _ PULL - INRANGE ( 3 _ b _ CLAMPPOSITION mkHz ( _ ) Press to access H - FREQ _ . " SIGNAL " setup V - FREQ _ . Hz menu . To SIGNAL screen for PC ( see page 32 ) Press the N button to return to " SET UP " menu . SIGNAL Note : " SIGNAl " setup menu displays different setting condition for each input signals . ( see page 19 ) Selecting the On - Screen Menu Language SETUP Press to display the SET UP menu . Press to select OSD LANGUAGE . _ = _ SET UP COMPONENT / RGSEBL - IENCT Press to select your preferred language . SIGNAL 0SDLANGUAGE _ ) English ( UK ) Selectable - - _ _ _ FIETURN Deutsch SELECT languages Fran _ ais Italiano Espahol ENGLISH ( US ) . . . . ( Japanese ) 21
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ASPECT Controls I The Wide Plasma Display will allow you to enjoy viewing the picture at its maximum size , includingwide screen cinema format picture . ASPECT ASPECT button 0 The aspect mode changes each time the ASPECT button is pressed . _ " NOpRMAL _ ZOOM " - - - > FULL - - ] anasonic AUTO < - _ JUST Notes : vc _ • ( 1 ) During RGB and PC input signal modes , the mode switches N R _ between " NORMA ! £ and " FULL " only . ( 2 ) For a 525p ( 480p ) signal input during " COMPONENT " input signal mode , the mode switches between " ZOOM " and " FULL " only . ( 3 ) For a 1125i ( 1080i ) , 750p ( 720p ) signal input during = COMPONENT " input signal mode , the mode is set to " FULL " mode , and switching is not possible . PICTURE ¸ For a 525i ( 480i ) , 625i ( 575i ) signal input during " Component " input signal mode , = Panasonic Auto " can not be selected . ( 4 ) The aspect mode is memorized separately for each input terminal ( VIDEO , COMPONENT , RGB and PC ) . PLASMADISPLAY 22
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ASPECT Controls Explanation Mode Picture NORMAL will display a 4 : 3 picture at its standard 4 : 3 size . NORMAL I - . _ 4 _ 1 . , - _ - 16 _ ZOOM mode magnifies the central section of the picture . o o l ZOOM FULL will display the picture at its maximum size but P - - - - _ 4 - _ , . t I . , _ 16 _ with sight elongation . o o [ FULL I . . - _ 4 - _ - - _ P - - _ 16 - _ - - - _ JUST mode will display a 4 : 3 picture at its maximum size but with aspect correction applied to the center of o o ! the screen so that elongation is only apparent at the JUST left and right edges of the screen . The size of the picture will depend on the original signal . P - _ - 4 The display will automatically become enlarged ( depending on the picture source ) , allowing you to view o o ! the picture at its maximum size . o _ - Jo Fl Note : Foranelongatedimage Imageis expanded Panasonic Panasonic AUTO mode is designed to automatically AUTO adjust the aspect ratio to handle a mix of 16 : 9 and 4 : 3 Changesin accordance program material . Certain 4 : 3 program material , such o o ! . . = with the Panasonicsee as stock market data screens , may occasionally cause • - r AUTO modesetting ( the image size to change unexpectedly . When viewing page 31 ) such programs , it is recommended that the ASPECT Fora 4 : 3 image be set to NORMAL . Notes : ( 1 ) Do not allow 4 : 3 mode to be displayed for an extended period , as this can cause a permanent after - image to remain on the Plasma Display Panel . ( 2 ) The S - VIDEO terminal on this set can detect specially encoded signals that are compatible with a wide screen monitor . When a full image from the S - VIDEO terminal of specially encoded video is detected by the set , the screen size is automatically set to FULL mode . 23
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I Adjusting PICTURE POS . / SIZE I Adjusting screen 1 ASPECT Press to select the screen mode to Q f adjust ( see page 23 ) . INPUT _ ' _ _ Q PICTURE POS . / SIZE 0 Press to display the PICTURE POS . / vo _ _ 1 SIZE menu . Press to select H - POSIH - SIZEN - POS / V - SIZE / CLOCK PHASE . Q _ During " VIDEO " and During " RGB " and " PC " C " COMPONENT " input signal modes . input signal modes . PICTURPEOSJSIZE FC C _ ' FTIMER 1 ° V - POS NOR _ LJZE 0 _ _ , SELECT £ _ 3 PLASMADISPLAY Press to adjust screen / position ( see page 25 ) . R © Press to exit adjust mode . Notes : ( 1 ) Adjustment details are memorized separately for different input signal formats ( Adjustments for component signals are memorized for 525i ( 480i ) , 625i ( 575i ) , 525p ( 480p ) , 1125i ( 1080i ) and 750p ( 720p ) each , and RGB / PC signals are memorized for each frequency . ) ( 2 ) If a " Cue " or " Rew " signal from a VCR or DVD player is received , the picture position will shift up or down . This picture position movement cannot be controlled by the PICTURE POS . / SIZE function . 24
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Adjusting PICTURE POS . / SIZE When the Position Left " < " button is pressed When the Position Right " 1 _ " button is pressed m F - _ © ' t i H - POS i J I , = ° t i _ © i I When the Position Left " < " button is pressed When the Position Right " D , " button is pressed I i 0 O ' ) ( I i H - SIZE I i • . j , i m / _ , . I • - _ ) - , I , 0 O , ) ( I I When the Position Left " 4 " button is pressed When the Position Right " _ " button is pressed V - POS o / o t When the Position Left " < " button is pressed When the Position Right " _ . " button is pressed t l V - SIZE o _ o c , o I I ' L CLOCK PHASE Flickering and distortion can be eliminated by using the Position Left " 4 " or Right " _ , " button to ( RGB / PC in Mode ) carry out adjustment . " _ ; Helpful Hint ( _ / ( NORMAN ' _ oZrEm _ alization ) While the PICTURE POS . / SIZE display is active , if either the N button on the remote control is pressed at any time or the ( _ ( ACTION button ) is pressed during " NORMALIZE " , then all adjustment values are returned to the factory settings . 25
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I SOUND Adjustment I 1 Press the SOUND o _ button to display the SOUND menu . 2 Select to adjust each item . Press to select the desired adjustment menu . Select the desired level by listening to the sound . BASS SOUND Adju _ slow sounds r - STAI _ [ I : ID _ Emits the original sound . TREBLE Adju _ shighsounds BALANCE Adjusts left and right I AUTO I Automatically controls volumes proper volume level . SURROUND ( see next page ) • To end adjustments R Q Press R button Note : Press the SURROUND buttonto directly turn the surround effect ON and OFE ( see page 27 ) : _ ; Helpful Hint ( _ / _ NO _ Normalization ) While the " SOUND " menu is displayed , if either the N button on the remote control is pressed at any time or the ( ] D ( ACTION button ) is pressed during " NORMALIZE " , then all adjustment values are returned to the factory settings . Mute Useful when answering the phone or receiving unexpected visitors . Press this button to mute the sound . 6 Press again to reactivate sound . Sound is also reactivated when power is turned off or volume level is changed . 26
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I SURROUND Controls I ee SURROUND SURROUND Button The benefits of surround sound are enormous . You can be CD completely enveloped in sound ; just as if you were at a concert hall or cinema . The surround setting switches on and off each time the SURROUND button is pressed . ON _ OFF N R ISURROUNDi _ 3 ] _ - - ll Note : The surround settings are memorized separately for each SOUND mode ( AUTO , STANDARD ) . 27
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I PICTURE Adjustments PICTURE 1 _ ) PICTURE Press the PICTURE button on the _ NORMAL Remote Control to display the PICTUREMENU _ 3 _ > ) PICTURE menu . PICTURE Iq [ ll _ , _ - - _ ) ( BRIGHTNESS I _ qr _ - k - - - = ) COLOR FiT ] r - ' - ' - 3 - - m ) TINT FOql - - - . _ ) 2 Select to adjust each item . ( SHARPNESS 13 _ q , - - - L - - - - , ) ( . COLOTREMP , _ 1 " TqoR ] gg _ b - q ) Press to select the menu to adjust . NORMALIZE O _ ADJUST ( _ ( 3 _ ) _ RETURN SELECT Select the desired level by looking at the picture behind the menu . Press the left < or right = , , button to switch between modes . L . , @ PICTURE _ NORMAL ( PICTURMEENU _ _ D : ( PICTURE _ ) ( BRIGHTNESS _ ) CCOLOR _ ) STANDARD r % ' TARD - A - RI _ ( TINT _ ) For viewing in standard ( evening ( SHARPNESS _ , ' , ) lighting ) environments . ( COLORTEMP , _ _ b ) This menu selects the normal levels of ! NORMAL IZE O _ { _ BRIGHTNESS and PICTURE . ADJUST ( _ ( _ 3 _ ) RETURN SELECT DYNAMIC I DYNAMIC I For viewing in brighter environments . This menu selects higher than normal levels of BRIGHTNESS and PICTURE . ! CINEMA Ideal for movies . • Can be selected for VIDEO / COMPONENT . Note : ( 1 ) If you would like to change the picture and color of the selected PICTURE menu to something else , adjust using the items in the PICTURE menu . ( see page 29 ) modes [ _ > NORMAL < - - - - - - > COOL _ WARM tqween Press the left < or right = , , button to switch be Helpful Hint ( / ( NORMALNIoZrEmalization ) While the " PICTURE " menu is displayed , if either the N button on the remote control is pressed at any time or the ( _ ) ( ACTION button ) is pressed during " NORMALIZE " , then all adjustment values are returned to the factory settings . 28
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PICTURE Adjustments Notes : Effect Item Adjustments ( 1 ) " COLOR " , " TINT " and " SHARPNESS " Selects the proper brightness and PICTURE < • settings cannot be adjusted for " RGB " density for the room . Less More and " PC " input signal modes . ( 2 ) You can change the level of each Adjusts for easier viewingof darkpictures < • BRIGHTNESS function ( CONTRAST , BRIGHTNESS , such as nightscenes and blackhair . Darker Brighter COLOR , TINT , SHARPNESS ) for each PICTURE menu . Adjusts slightly to a lighter color . < 1 • COLOR ( 3 ) The setting details for normal , Less More dynamic and cinema respectively are TINT Adjust for nice skin color . memorized separately for each input < • ( NTSC only ) mode ( VIDEO , COMPONENT , RGB Reddish Greenish and PC ) . Displays a sharp image . < • SHARPNESS ( 4 ) The " TINT " setting can be adjusted for Less More NTSC signal only . Note : There is little change when PICTURE is increased with a bright picture or reduced with a dark picture . Helpful Hint ( / NORMALN , oZrEmalization ) While the " PICTURE " menu is displayed , if either the N button on the remote control is pressed at any time or the ( ACTION button ) is pressed during " NORMALIZE " , then all adjustment values are returned to the factory settings . 29
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I SET UP for Input Signals COMPONENT / RGB IN SELECT Select to match the signals from the source connected to the COMPONENT / RGB input terminals . Y , PB , PR signals _ " COMPONENT " R , G , B , HD , VD signals _ " RGB " SETUP Press to display the SET UP menu screen . f _ ( _ INPUT _ Press to select the " COMPONENT / RGB IN _ CC ) SELECT " . CDCC ) Press to select the desired mode . vo _ • C3Z : ) _ , _ = SETUP COMPONENT / RGB - INSELECT SIGNAL ) 3SDLANGUAGE _ t _ N _ HOU : _ D ) Os _ 7 _ RETURN SELECT _ PIC _ IRE I COMPONENT _ - _ RGB I FO $ . / SI2E ASPECT Q Q R Press to exit from adjust mode . © Adjusting unnatural video images ( 3D Y / C FILTER ) Select the SIGNAL from the " SET UP " menu during VIDEO ( S - VIDEO ) input signal } _ SET UP mode . ( " SIGNAL [ VIDEO ] " menu is displayed . ) COMPONENT / RGB - IN Press to select the " 3D Y / C FILTER ( NTSC ) " SIGNAL OSDLANGUAGE < _ IENGLIS ( UHS } _ I ) Press to set ON / OFF . O _ z _ e R SELECT _ Press _ ( store ) button SIGNAL [ VIDEO ] R ( 3D Y / C FILTER ( NTSC ) < _ m _ mlUJD ) _ COLOR SYSTEM _ 1 AIJTO Ip ) © Press to exit from adjust mode . _ . PanasomcAUTO ( 4 : 3 ) < ] I _ D ) o _ SELECT 3O
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SET UP for Input Signals COLOR SYSTEM / Panasonic AUTO Select SIGNAL from the " SET UP " menu during VIDEO ( S - VIDEO ) input _ SETUP signal mode . ( " SIGNAL [ VIDEO ] " menu is displayed . ) r COMPONENT / RGSEBL - IENCT Press to select the " COLOR SYSTEM " or SIGNAL " Panasonic AUTO " . COSDLANGUAGE qE ] _ & _ Press to select each functions . S'LECT O _ { _ R'TLIRN _ , Press _ ( store ) button SIGNAL [ VIDEO ] ( 3D YC FILTE ( RNTSC _ } [ _ : tD ; ( COLORSYSTEM < 1 _ , _ - _ m _ . ) ( ' Panas0n _ cAUTO { 4 : 3 ) < 3 _ RE TURN CHANGE ( _ SELECT _ , Mode Function Color system Set the color system to match the input signal . If set to " AUTO " , the color system : is determined automatically . [ - > AUTO < - - - > PAL - e - _ S ECAM - e - - _ M . NTSC < - - - > NTSC < - ] Pansonic AUTO Set to " NORMAL " to view 4 : 3 images in an unchanged format when ( 4 : 3 ) Panasonic AUTO is selected . If you would like to view 4 : 3 images in " Just " format , set to " JUST " .
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SET UP for Input Signals Select SIGNAL from the " SET UP " menu during RGB or PC input signal mode . SIGNAL [ RGB ] Press to select each item . CSYNC < _ _ D " ( , PULL - IN RANGE < JBm _ , _ L = ' W _ D _ ( CLAMPPOSITION , ' H - FREQ _ . kHz Press to adjust . V - FREQ _ . Hz SIGNAL [ PC ] = = 1 : = ( SYNC < D _ CPULL - INRANGE q _ b ) The following operation methods are the same for both the SIGNAL [ RGB ] CLAMPPOSITION H - REG . _ kHz and SIGNAL [ PC ] . V - FREQ _ . Hz SYNC Setting RGB sync signal setting : ( SYNG qi H & V I _ ) Confirm that the input is set to RGB INPUT ( this setting is valid only for RGB INPUT ) . H & V : The H and V sync signals are input from the HD / VD ( BNC ) connecter . C SYNC _ ] _ D ) ON G : Uses a synchronized signal on the Video G signal , which is input from the G ( BNC ) connector . ( , SYNC , _ 1 ON VIDEO iD ) ON VIDEO : Compatible with the scart plug ( Europe ) The composite video signal input from the VIDEO input terminal is used by dividing the sync signals . Setting PC sync signal setting : Confirm that the input is set to PC INPUT ( this setting is valid only for PC INPUT ) . H & V : The H and V sync signals are input from the HD / VD ( BNC ) connector . ON G : Uses a synchronized signal on the Video G signal , which is input from the G ( BNC ) connector . PULLIN RANGE Sets the width for different frequencies , ( PULLINRANGE < 31NARROWID ) ( This setting is the same for both SIGNAL [ RGB ] and SIGNAL [ PC ] . ) ( PULLIN RANGE < ] 1 WIDE ID ) CLAMP POSITION Adjusts the clamp position . ( CLAMP POSITION m ) The following operation methods are the same for " SIGNAU ' menu during , RGB and PC input signal mode . Normally , these adjustments are set to appropriate levels and , therefore , do not need to be altered . H - FREQ ( kHz ) / V - FREQ ( Hz ) Displays the H ( Horizontal ) / V ( Vertical ) frequencies . H - FREQ . _ kHz V - FREQ . _ Hz This display is valid only for RGB input and PC input . Display range : Horizontal 15.5 - 110 kHz Vertical 48 - 120 Hz 32
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l Troubleshooting you Before call for service , determine the symptoms and make a few simple checks as shown below . ] Symptoms Checks Sound Picture Electrical Appliances Cars / Motomycles \ Fluorescent light Interface Noisy Sound Volume ( Check whether the mute function has been activated on the remote control . ) \ Normal Picture No Sound Not plugged into AC outlet Not switched on PICTURE and BIGHTNESS / Volume setting ( Check by pushing the power switch or \ stand - by button on the remote control . ) No Picture No Sound If a signal with a non - applicable color system format , or frequency is input , only the input \ terminal indication is displayed . No Picture Normal Sound Color controls set at minimum level . Color system ( see page 28 , 29 ) No Color Normal Sound Plasma Display panel Symptoms Check The plasma display panel is manufactured using an extremely high level of precision technology , however , sometimes some parts of the screen may be missing picture elements or have luminous spots . This is not a malfunction . Some parts of the screen do not light up Do not allow a still picture to be displayed for an extended period , as this can cause a permanent after - image to remain on the Wide Plasma Display . IJ Examples of still pictures include Iogos , video games , computer images , teletext I and images displayed in 4 : 3 mode . After - images appear 33
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Specifications I TH - 42PW3 Power Source 120 V AC , 50 / 60 Hz Power Consumption Normal use Max . Amps 4.0 A Stand - by condition 1.9 W Power off condition 0.7 W Plasma Display panel Drive method AC type 42 - inch , 16 : 9 aspect ratio Contrast Ratio 3000 : 1 Brightness Capability ( Panel only ) 650 / m2 ( As a set ) 400 / m2 Screen size 920 mm ( W ) x 518 mm ( H ) x 1056 mm ( diagonal ) No . of pixels 408,960 ( 852 ( W ) × 480 ( H ) ) [ 2,556 x 480 dots ] Operating condition Temperature 34 ° F - 104 ° F ( 0 ° C - 40 ° C ) 20 % - 80 % Humidity Applicable signals Color System NTSC , PAL , PAL60 , SECAM , Modified NTSC Scanning format 525i ( 480i ) , 625i ( 575i ) , 525p ( 480p ) , 750p ( 720p ) , 1125i ( 1080i ) VGA PC signals SVGA , XGA , SXGA , UXGA ( compressed ) Horizontal scanning frequency 15.5 - 110 kHz Vertical scanning frequency 48 - 120 Hz Connection terminals AV Video IN ( BNC ) 1.0 Vp - p S - VIDEO IN ( MINI DIN 4PIN ) Y : 1 Vp - p ( 75 _ ) , C : 0.286 Vp - p ( 75 _ ) AUDIO IN ( RCA PIN JACK x 2 ) 0.5 Vrms COMPONENT / RGB Y / G ( BNC ) 1.0 Vp - p / 0.7 Vp - p PB / B ( BNC ) - + 0.35 Vp - p / 0.7 Vp - p PR / R ( BNC ) + 0.35 Vp - p / 0.7 Vp - p HD _ + 1.0 - 5.0 Vp - p VD + _ 1.0 - 5.0 Vp - p AUDIO IN ( RCA PIN JACK x 2 ) 0.5 Vrms PC ( HIGH - DENSITY D - SUB 15PIN ) R , G , B Video / 0.7 Vp - p HD , VD / + 1.0 - 5.0 Vp - p AUDIO IN ( M3 . 5 JACK ) 0.5 Vrms TUNER OPTIONAL ( HIGH - DENSITY D - SUB 26PIN ) SERIAL EXTERNALCONTROLTERMINAL ( D - SUB9PIN ) RS - 232C COMPATIBLE SPEAKERS ( 6 _ ) 16W [ 8 W + 8 W ] ( 10 % THD ) For TY - SP42PWD3W only 34
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Specifications TH - 42PW3 Accessories Supplied Remote Control Transmitter EUR646525 Batteries 2 x AA Size RCA - BNC adapter plug TJS1A4270 Ferrite core KRCBC160928B Optional Supplied Speakers TY - SP42PWD3W Pedestal TY - ST42PT3 - K Wall stand TY - ST42PW1 Wall - hanging bracket TY - WK42PR1 ( angled ) TY - SCP15CO3 Connecting Cables Dimensions 40.2 " ( 1020 mm ) x 24 ° ( 610 mm ) x3 . 5 " ( 89 mm ( W × DxH ) _ . . 5 " 40.2 " ( 1020 mm ) ( 8 _ m ) I " " l Weight ( Mass ) approx . 65.0 Ibs ( main unit only ) approx . 74.3 Ibs ( with speakers ) Note : Design and specifications are subject to change without notice , Weight and dimensions shown are approximate . 35
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Customer ' Record The model number and serial number of this product can be found on its rear panel . You should note this serial number in the space provided below and retain this book , plus your purchase receipt , as a permanent record of your purchase to aid in identification in the event of theft or loss , and forWarranty Service purposes . Model Number TH - 42PW3 Serial Number Panasonic Consumer Electronics Panasonic Canada Inc . Panasonic Sales Company , Division of Matsushita Electric 5770 Ambler Drive Company , Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America of Puerto Rico Inc . ( " PSC " ) Mississauga , Ontario L4W 2T3 One Panasonic Way Secaucus Ave , 65 de Infanteria , Km 9,5 New Jersey 07094 San Gabriel Industrial Park , Carolina , Puerto Rico 00985 Printed in USA MBS07OOS1100 ( MS )
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