Gateway Flat Panel Television User Manual

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Your Gateway Plasma TV

user'sguide

Setting up

Troubleshooting

 

 

Contents

1 Introducing Your Gateway Plasma TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Important Safeguards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Package contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Turning on the main power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Front panel controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Back panel connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Audio and video connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 RGB and DVI connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

2 Connecting Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Understanding video connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Connecting your DVD player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Using component video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Using S-Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Using composite video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Connecting your HDTV set-top box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Using component video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Using RGB video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Connecting your VCR or video camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Using S-Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Using composite video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Using coaxial (RF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Connecting off-air TV or cable TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Connecting external amplified speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Connecting an external receiver or amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Connecting a subwoofer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Connecting a computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Using DVI video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Using RGB video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Connecting an external monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

3 Adjusting Your Plasma TV Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Using the OSD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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OSD menus and options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4 Maintenance and Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Cleaning and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

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Cleaning the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Cleaning the exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Avoiding image burn-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

A Signal Frequency Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

TV, AV1, and AV2 inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Component 1 and Component 2 inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 RGB and DVI inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

B Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

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Introducing Your

PlasmaGatewayTV 1

This chapter provides basic information about your

Gateway Plasma TV.

Read this chapter to learn about:

Features

Warnings and safeguards

Package contents

Controls and connections

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Features

Your plasma TV features:

A bright, flicker-free image

Automatic detection and conversion of film content for correct display with minimal motion artifacts (noise)

Accurate color processing

Two high-definition component video input sources that automatically synchronize the display to match the incoming source

Picture-in-picture (PIP) and picture-on-picture (POP) modes that let you watch two programs simultaneously

HDTV signal compatibility using an external HDTV decoder with RGB or component video outputs

Digital zoom modes get rid of “black bars” around the display image

A built-in BBE® sound processor that maximizes the sound quality

A built-in SRS® sound processor that simulates “surround” effects using only two speakers.

Selectable fixed/variable audio outputs

Built-in internal amplifier and speakers

Connections for adding a separate, powered subwoofer

A built-in Digital Visual Interface (DVI) to eliminate the need for digital-to-analog conversion

1280 × 1024 SXGA support for computer input.

720p and 1080i support for HDTV signals

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Important Safeguards

Important Safeguards

Warning

Risk of electric shock - Do not open

 

To reduce the risk of electric shock, do no remove the back

 

cover. There are no user-serviceable parts inside.

 

Removing the back cover voids the warranty.

 

Have your plasma TV repaired by qualified service

 

personnel only.

 

 

Warnings and precautions

Do not place your hands, face, or objects close to the ventilation openings of your plasma TV. The top of your plasma TV gets very hot from exhaust air that is released through the ventilation openings. Burns or personal injuries may occur if you are too close to the plasma TV. Damage may occur if you place any object near the top of your plasma TV.

Disconnect all cables before moving your plasma TV. Moving your plasma TV with its cables attached may damage the cables and cause fire or electric shock danger.

Do not expose your plasma TV to rain or moisture.

Keep your plasma TV away from excessive dust, high temperatures, moisture, or direct sunlight.

Use your plasma TV in a well-ventilated area and do not cover the ventilation openings.

Do not modify your plasma TV or use an unshielded power cord or video input source cable, or you may experience excessive interference.

Disconnect your plasma TV and unplug the power cord when not used for a long period of time.

If the picture displayed is in any way abnormal, turn off your plasma TV, then disconnect it from the electrical outlet. Make sure that your video input source cable is connected correctly, then reconnect your plasma TV to the electrical outlet.

Disconnect your plasma TV from the electrical outlet before cleaning or performing maintenance. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use only a slightly damp cloth for cleaning.

Do not place your plasma TV on an unstable cart, stand, or table. Your plasma TV may fall, causing serious damage.

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Do not place your plasma TV on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surfaces.

Never place your plasma TV near or over a radiator or heat source.

Do not install your plasma TV in an enclosed area unless correct ventilation is provided.

Your plasma TV should be operated from the type of power source indicated on the label. If the type of available power is unknown, consult your electrician or local power company.

Your plasma TV is equipped with a 3-pin grounded plug. The plug will only fit into a grounded power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you cannot plug the power cord into the outlet, contact your electrician. Do not alter the plug because this will defeat the safety feature.

Do not rest objects on the power cord and avoid placing the power cord near high traffic areas.

Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords because this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.

Unplug your plasma TV and contact qualified service personnel if:

The power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.

Liquid has been spilled into your plasma TV.

Your plasma TV has been exposed to water or moisture.

Your plasma TV does not operate normally when the operating instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions. Incorrect adjustment of other controls may result in damage which often requires extensive work by a qualified technician to restore your plasma TV to normal operation.

Your plasma TV has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.

Avoid image burn-in

Displaying the same stationary images over an extended period of time, such as a black bar, stock ticker, video game, or a shopping channel logo, can leave a permanent ghost image (burn-in). Avoid burn-in by mixing your viewing patterns. Do not show the same stationary image for more than 15% of your total viewing time in any one week.

Your warranty does NOT cover screen burn-in.

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Package contents

Package contents

Along with your plasma TV, the packaging box contains the following items:

Remote control

Two AA batteries

Power cord

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User guide

Remote control user guide

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Package contents

You can purchase these optional accessories for your plasma TV:

Wall mount kit. The wall mount kit contains all of the required hardware for mounting your plasma TV on your wall. (Gateway recommends you use a qualified installer.) For more information, see the Wall Mount Installation Guide at support.gateway.com.

Cable kits. Gateway cable kits consist of high-quality gold cables of various lengths, including:

DVI-D video cable

RCA audio cable

RCA component video cable

RCA composite video cable

S-Video cable

VGA video cable

Contact Gateway for these and other accessories.

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Turning on the main power

To turn on the main power:

1 Connect the power cord to the power cord connector on the back of your plasma TV, then plug the other end of the power cord into a correctly grounded electrical outlet or surge protector.

2 Press the MAIN POWER switch. The status LED on the front turns yellow and your plasma TV is ready to turn on.

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Turning on the main power

3 Press the POWER button on the front of your plasma TV. The Status LED on the front turns green.

Warning If you will be away for an extended period of time, turn off your plasma TV with the MAIN POWER switch instead of using the remote control or front POWER button.

For added protection during a lightning storm or when it is left unattended or unused for long periods of time, unplug your plasma TV from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system.

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Front panel controls

Volume and Menu +/- Input

Remote

Status

Power

Adjust +/-

Control

LED

 

 

Sensor

 

 

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Front panel controls

Button

Description

 

 

Volume and Adjustment +/–

Increases or decreases the volume.

 

OSD active: Adjusts on-screen display (OSD) options. For more

 

information, see “Using the OSD” on page 34.

 

 

Menu +/–

Opens and closes the OSD.

 

OSD active: Selects on-screen display (OSD) options. For more

 

information, see “Using the OSD” on page 34.

 

 

Input

Switches between available input sources.

 

 

Remote control sensor

Receives signals from the remote control. Do not block.

 

 

 

Status LED

Not lit - No AC power detected. The MAIN POWER switch is off

 

 

or the power cord is not connected.

 

Solid Yellow - The MAIN POWER switch is on and your plasma TV

 

 

is off.

 

Solid Green - Your plasma TV is on.

 

 

Power

Turns your plasma TV on and off after the MAIN POWER switch is

 

turned on. When you turn your plasma TV on or off, wait three

 

seconds before pressing this button again.

 

 

 

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Back panel connections

Audio and video

RGB and DVI

connections

connections

 

 

Connector

Description

 

 

Audio and video connections

See “Audio and video connections” on page 13.

 

 

RGB and DVI connections

See “RGB and DVI connections” on page 14.

 

 

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Back panel connections

Audio and video connections

 

Component Video 1/

DVI

Video 1/

 

Audio Out

Audio In

Audio In

Audio In

Antenna

External Subwoofer

Component Video 2/

RGB

S-Video/

Speaker

Audio In

Audio In

Audio In

Switch

 

 

 

Connector

Description

 

 

Audio Out

Connects to an audio device, such as a receiver.

Component Video 1/ Connects to a component audio/video device, such as a DVD player. Audio In

DVI Audio In

Connects to the audio on a DVI device, such as a computer or set-top box.

 

 

Video 1/Audio In

Connects to a composite audio/video device, such as a VCR.

 

 

Antenna

Connects to a VHF/UHF antenna or cable TV.

 

 

External Speaker

Connects to the speaker switch jack on switchable external speakers or

Switch

an external receiver or amplifier.

 

 

Subwoofer

Connects to an external subwoofer.

Component Video 2/ Connects to a component video device, such as an HDTV set-top box. Audio In

RGB Audio In

Connects to the audio on an RGB device, such as a computer or set-top

 

box.

 

 

S-Video/Audio In

Connects to an S-Video device, such as a satellite dish receiver or digital

 

cable box.

 

 

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RGB and DVI connections

RGB In

RGB Out

DVI In

RS-232

Connector

Description

 

 

RGB In

Connects to an RGB video device, such as a computer

 

or set-top box.

 

 

RGB Out

Connects to an external RGB monitor.

 

 

DVI In

Connects to a DVI video device, such as a computer or

 

set-top box.

 

 

RS-232

Connects to a computer to display the computer image

 

on the plasma TV or monitor using customized software

 

(typically used by business, education, or government).

 

For more information see the RS-232 Serial Connection

 

Technical Reference at support.gateway.com.

 

 

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Connecting 2

Components

Read this chapter to learn how to connect:

DVD players

HDTV decoder set-top boxes

VCRs

Off-air TV and cable TV

External audio devices

Computers

Warning Before connecting any external components, unplug your plasma TV. To restart your plasma TV, see “Turning on the main power” on page 8.

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Understanding video connections

Your plasma TV has four types of standard video connections. You should use the best connection available to get the best display. For example, if your DVD player supports a component video connection, connect the DVD player to your plasma TV using component video instead of composite video or S-Video.

Connection Cable and Connector

Description

Quality

 

 

 

Basic

Coaxial (RF). The video and audio signals

 

are both carried in one cable (the other three

 

connection types only handle video, and

 

require separate connections for sound).

 

Coaxial is the only way to connect an

 

antenna to your plasma TV.

 

 

Good

Composite. The video signal is carried

 

through a single “pin.” This connection

 

method is the one that is most commonly

 

found on devices.

Better

S-Video. The video signal is split into two

 

signals, black-and-white and color. Text

 

displayed on-screen through this connection

 

will be noticeably sharper then composite or

 

coaxial (RF).

Best

Component. The video signal is split into

 

three signals, two color, and one

 

black-and-white. Use component video to

 

take advantage of the superior picture

 

provided by signal sources as HDTV and

 

progressive DVD.

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Connecting your DVD player

Connecting your DVD player

Using component video

To connect your DVD player using component video:

1 Connect the green-colored Y jack on the back of your DVD player to the green-colored Y1 jack on the back of your plasma TV.

2 Connect the red-colored PR or CR jack on the back of your DVD player to the red-colored PR1/CR1 jack on the back of your plasma TV.

3 Connect the blue-colored PB or CB jack on the back of your DVD player to the blue-colored PB1/CB1 jack on the back of your plasma TV.

4 Connect the red (R) and white (L) audio jacks on the back of your DVD player to the R and L audio-in jacks on the back of your plasma TV.

5 Select COMPONENT1 using the INPUT button on the front of your plasma TV.

 

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