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The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION:

TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USERSERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

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1)Read these instructions.

2)Keep these instructions.

3)Heed all warnings.

4)Follow all instructions.

5)Do not use this apparatus near water.

6)Clean only with dry cloth.

7)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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – THE SERIAL NUMBER FOR THIS EQUIPMENT IS LOCATED IN THE REAR. PLEASE WRITE THIS SERIAL NUMBER ON YOUR ENCLOSED WARRANTY CARD AND KEEP IN A SECURE AREA. THIS IS FOR YOUR SECURITY.

WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or cords associated with accessories sold with the product will expose you to chemicals listed on proposition 65 known to the State of California and other governmental entities to cause cancer and birth defect or other

reproductive harm.

Wash hands after handling

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Congratulations on your purchase of a Pioneer KURO flat panel television.

KURO is the future of Pioneer flat-panel displays. It’s a world without boundaries. A place where the senses evolve, colors are felt and sounds can be tasted. An experience that changes not only the way you look at television, but the way you look at the world.

We are proud to incorporate this philosophy of exceptional quality, state-of-the-art design and meticulous engineering to make the KURO undeniably unique and bring you one of the best entertainment experiences possible.

Please take some time to read through this owner’s guide and manual to learn about the many features and benefits that set the KURO apart. We hope you enjoy the experience of owning the KURO and invite you to enter a new world of seeing and hearing like never before.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Introduction to the ELITE Series Flat Panel TVs .....................................................................................

6

1.1

Flat Panel TV Shipment Checklist ...................................................................................................................................

6

1.2

Control Options: Get to Know Your Flat Panel TV ..........................................................................................................

8

 

1.2.1 Control Buttons and More on the Flat Panel TV ....................................................................................................

8

 

1.2.2 Operating the Remote Control ..............................................................................................................................

10

 

1.2.3 Buttons on the Remote Control ............................................................................................................................

12

2 Install Your Flat Panel TV ......................................................................................................................

14

2.1

Choose a Location and the Mounting Method.............................................................................................................

14

 

2.1.1 Check the Location for Suitability .........................................................................................................................

15

 

2.1.2 Lift and/or Move Your Panel (the How To’s).........................................................................................................

15

2.2

Install the Panel Using a Stand .....................................................................................................................................

16

 

2.2.1 Use or Remove the Included Stand ......................................................................................................................

16

 

2.2.2 Connect the Speaker Cables .................................................................................................................................

22

2.3

Wall/Ceiling Mounting....................................................................................................................................................

23

2.4

Mount the Flat Panel TV .................................................................................................................................................

24

2.5

Attach the Color Sensor .................................................................................................................................................

26

2.6

Connect to Broadcast TV & Other Devices (DVR, Receiver, BDR, etc.) .....................................................................

29

 

2.6.1 Add Analog (conventional) and Digital TV Channels ..........................................................................................

29

 

2.6.2 Connect Your Other Pioneer Equipment..............................................................................................................

29

 

2.6.3 Connect the Power Cord to the Panel ..................................................................................................................

32

2.7

Route then Bundle the Power Cord and Cables ..........................................................................................................

32

3 Basic Operations For Television Viewing .............................................................................................

34

3.1

Turn the Flat Panel TV ON/OFF......................................................................................................................................

34

3.2

Program the Flat Panel TV for Television Viewing........................................................................................................

35

 

3.2.1 Choose Analog or Digital TV Channels ................................................................................................................

35

 

3.2.2 Explore the Home Menu ........................................................................................................................................

35

 

3.2.3 Assign a Language.................................................................................................................................................

37

 

3.2.4

Set the Clock...........................................................................................................................................................

38

 

3.2.5

Create the List of Channels ...................................................................................................................................

38

 

3.2.6 Skip or Delete Unwanted Channels......................................................................................................................

41

 

3.2.7

Channel List ............................................................................................................................................................

42

3.3

Quick Start for Watching Television..............................................................................................................................

44

 

3.3.1 Change the Channel/Sub-Channel.......................................................................................................................

44

 

3.3.2 Adjust the Volume/Sound......................................................................................................................................

44

 

3.3.3 Turn On the Sleep Timer........................................................................................................................................

44

3.4

Adjust the Picture and Sound Quality ..........................................................................................................................

45

 

3.4.1

Adjust the Picture for Your Room Lighting ..........................................................................................................

45

 

3.4.2 General Picture (Video) Adjustment for an AV Source .......................................................................................

46

 

3.4.3 Compare Images When Adjusting the Picture....................................................................................................

47

 

3.4.4 Display a Graphical Picture/Sound Adjustment Screen.....................................................................................

48

 

3.4.5 Sound Control.........................................................................................................................................................

49

 

3.4.6 General Sound (Audio) Adjustment......................................................................................................................

49

3.5

Block Programs, Channels, or Content ........................................................................................................................

50

 

3.5.1 Assign a Parental Control (Block) Password.......................................................................................................

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3.5.2

Activate Parental Control .......................................................................................................................................

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3.5.3 Assign a Rating System to Create Blocks ............................................................................................................

51

 

3.5.4 Temporarily Remove a Block .................................................................................................................................

54

3.6

Smart Starts for New Owners ........................................................................................................................................

55

 

3.6.1 Use the TOOLS Menu.............................................................................................................................................

55

 

3.6.2

Extend Your Panel Life............................................................................................................................................

55

 

3.6.3 Turn On the Image Orbiter.....................................................................................................................................

56

 

3.6.4

Trigger the Screen-Saving Video Pattern Periodically.........................................................................................

56

 

3.6.5 Activate Energy Save to Reduce Power Usage ....................................................................................................

56

4 Additional Picture and Sound Adjustment Options ...........................................................................

57

4.1

Choose an AV Option (Video, Game, etc.).....................................................................................................................

57

 

4.1.1 AV Source through the Remote Control...............................................................................................................

57

 

4.1.2 Choose an AV Source through the Home Menu .................................................................................................

58

 

4.1.3 Choose a PC Source...............................................................................................................................................

58

 

4.1.4 Set the Panel to Recognize a Game Console.......................................................................................................

59

4.2

Adjust Specific Picture Elements ..................................................................................................................................

59

 

4.2.1 Choose a Screen Size (Automatically or Manually).............................................................................................

59

 

4.2.2 Correct the Picture for an AV or PC Source.........................................................................................................

61

4.3

Assign Advanced Picture Functions .............................................................................................................................

62

 

4.3.1 Adjust for Screen Masking (black bars on sides) ................................................................................................

62

 

4.3.2 Select a PureCinema Level for High Quality Image.............................................................................................

63

 

4.3.3

Select an Intelligent Mode Option.........................................................................................................................

64

 

4.3.4

Select the Picture Detail Options..........................................................................................................................

64

 

4.3.5 Adjust the Color Temperature ...............................................................................................................................

65

 

4.3.6 Use CTI and Color Space .......................................................................................................................................

66

 

4.3.7 Use the Color Management...................................................................................................................................

66

 

4.3.8 Reduce Noise from the Image...............................................................................................................................

67

 

4.3.9

Adjust Color Signals...............................................................................................................................................

68

4.4

View in Multi-Screen .......................................................................................................................................................

69

 

4.4.1

Split/Swap/Shift the Screen...................................................................................................................................

69

4.5

Freeze the Picture ...........................................................................................................................................................

70

4.6

Use the Banner Feature..................................................................................................................................................

71

4.7

Select Alternatives for/to Sound ....................................................................................................................................

72

 

4.7.1

Activate Closed Captioning (CC) ...........................................................................................................................

72

 

4.7.2 Switch Languages Using MTS...............................................................................................................................

74

 

4.7.3 Select SAP...............................................................................................................................................................

74

 

4.7.4 Apply Sound Effect Settings ..................................................................................................................................

75

 

4.7.5 Use Auto Volume Control (AVC)............................................................................................................................

75

4.8

Manage the Power ..........................................................................................................................................................

76

5 Use Other Equipment With Your Flat Panel TV ...................................................................................

78

5.1

Program the Remote Control to Operate Other Equipment........................................................................................

78

 

5.1.1 Use the Learning Feature.......................................................................................................................................

78

 

5.1.2 Assign a Manufacturing Code to the Remote Control ........................................................................................

79

 

5.1.3 Issue a Library Search for a Manufacturer Code.................................................................................................

79

 

5.1.4 Clear Added Manufacturer Codes from the Remote Control .............................................................................

80

 

5.1.5

Control a Pioneer Receiver ....................................................................................................................................

80

 

5.1.6

Control a Cable (CBL) or Satellite (SAT) System..................................................................................................

81

 

5.1.7 Control a Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) ............................................................................................................

82

 

5.1.8 Control a DVD Player/DVR Recorder/BD Player..................................................................................................

83

5.2

Use HDMI Inputs.............................................................................................................................................................

84

 

5.2.1 Specify the HDMI Input Type .................................................................................................................................

84

 

5.2.2 Specify a Digital HDMI Signal Type ......................................................................................................................

85

 

5.2.3 Specify an Audio HDMI Signal Type .....................................................................................................................

85

5.3

Control Equipment with the Panel’s Remote Through HDMI .....................................................................................

86

 

5.3.1 Control an AV System.............................................................................................................................................

88

 

5.3.2 Control a Recorder .................................................................................................................................................

89

 

5.3.3

Control a Player.......................................................................................................................................................

89

 

5.3.4 Add an AV Amp or a BD Player.............................................................................................................................

90

5.4

Specific HDMI Control Commands ...............................................................................................................................

91

 

5.4.1 Play Source Sound Using an HDMI Command...................................................................................................

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5.4.2 Turn OFF the Power With an HDMI Command ...................................................................................................

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5.4.3 Turn ON the Power With an HDMI Command ....................................................................................................

91

 

5.4.4

Test the Power Control (On/Off)............................................................................................................................

92

5.5

Connect a Game Console or Camcorder ......................................................................................................................

92

5.6

Use the IR REPEATER OUT............................................................................................................................................

92

5.7

Operate the Home Media Gallery ..................................................................................................................................

93

 

5.7.1 Network Connections.............................................................................................................................................

94

 

5.7.2 Connect a USB Device...........................................................................................................................................

96

5.8

Run the Home Media Gallery.........................................................................................................................................

98

 

5.8.1 Show Your Movie Files on the Flat Panel TV ......................................................................................................

101

 

5.8.2

Play Your Music Files on the Flat Panel TV ........................................................................................................

103

 

5.8.3 Show Your Photo File on the Flat Panel TV ........................................................................................................

104

5.9

Use the TOOLS Menu ...................................................................................................................................................

106

5.10 HMG Setup ..................................................................................................................................................................

118

5.11 Other useful functions................................................................................................................................................

119

5.12 Add Other Audio Equipment......................................................................................................................................

121

5.13 Add a Computer (PC) .................................................................................................................................................

122

 

5.13.1 Automatic Image Position and Clock Adjustments ........................................................................................

122

 

5.13.2 Manual Image Position and Clock Adjustments.............................................................................................

122

6 Helpful Information .............................................................................................................................

123

6.1

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ...........................................................................................................................

123

6.2

Check Your Software/Hardware Version.....................................................................................................................

124

6.3

Cleaning Methods.........................................................................................................................................................

124

6.4

Troubleshooting & Service Information.......................................................................................................................

125

 

6.4.1 Check the Signal Strength...................................................................................................................................

130

7 Cautions and Warnings........................................................................................................................

131

7.1

Installation Details ........................................................................................................................................................

131

7.2

Physical Location & Temperature Considerations .....................................................................................................

131

7.3

Usage Guidelines..........................................................................................................................................................

131

7.4

Signal Interference or Noise ........................................................................................................................................

132

7.5

Phosphor Properties.....................................................................................................................................................

132

7.6

Image Information Including Retention & After-Image Lag ......................................................................................

132

7.7

Safety Precautions........................................................................................................................................................

134

7.8

Legal Notices.................................................................................................................................................................

134

 

7.8.1

Safety.....................................................................................................................................................................

134

 

7.8.2

Radio Interference................................................................................................................................................

135

8 Appendix ..............................................................................................................................................

136

8.1

Ratings Charts (for Various Audience Classifications) .............................................................................................

136

 

8.1.1

TV Ratings (age-based) ........................................................................................................................................

136

 

8.1.2

U.S. TV Parental Guideline Ratings (age/category-based)................................................................................

136

 

8.1.3 MPAA Movie Ratings (age-based) ......................................................................................................................

136

 

8.1.4 Canadian - English Ratings (age-based) ............................................................................................................

137

 

8.1.5 Canadian - French Ratings (age-based).............................................................................................................

137

8.2

Manufacturer Codes to Program into the Remote Control.......................................................................................

138

 

8.2.1

Cable......................................................................................................................................................................

138

 

8.2.2

Satellite..................................................................................................................................................................

138

 

8.2.3 VCR (Brands A - F)................................................................................................................................................

139

 

8.2.4 VCR (Brands G - O)...............................................................................................................................................

140

 

8.2.5 VCR (Brands P - V) ...............................................................................................................................................

141

 

8.2.6 VCR (Brands W - Z) ..............................................................................................................................................

141

 

8.2.7 PVR ........................................................................................................................................................................

142

 

8.2.8 BD (HD-DVD)........................................................................................................................................................

142

 

8.2.9 DVD-R....................................................................................................................................................................

142

 

8.2.10 DVD (Brands A - N) ............................................................................................................................................

143

 

8.2.11 DVD (Brands O - Z).............................................................................................................................................

144

 

8.2.12 LD.........................................................................................................................................................................

144

8.3

Specifications................................................................................................................................................................

145

8.4

Glossary .........................................................................................................................................................................

162

8.5

Index...............................................................................................................................................................................

164

8.6

Trademarks, Licenses, & Patent Information .............................................................................................................

165

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01 Introduction to the ELITE Series Flat Panel TVs

1 Introduction to the ELITE Series Flat Panel TVs

The Pioneer ELITE Series Flat Panel TV models include the 60-inch PRO-151FD and the 50-inch PRO-111FD (screen sizes measured diagonally). Below is a list of all accessories shipped with your panel. If an item is missing, please contact your dealer or our Service organization immediately. Service contact information is listed on the back of this manual.

1.1 Flat Panel TV Shipment Checklist

In addition to the flat panel TV, there are several accessories included to make installation quick and easy. Please check for contents before discarding or allowing your installer to discard any packing material.

The PRO-151FD and PRO-111FD shipments have slightly different pieces. Identify the accessories from the appropriate list below.

You will need a Philips screwdriver when mounting the speaker and attaching the stand.

Shipped with both models

Remote Control

Power Cord (2 m/6.6 feet)

Color Sensor

Batteries for Remote (2)

Cleaning Cloth

Cable Clamps (4)

Operating Instructions

Screws (x 2) (M5 x 8 mm)

Warranty Card

Color Sensor Bracket (when attached to the top right of the rear panel)

Bracket (for 60”) Bracket (for 50”)

Also shipped with the PRO-151FD (60” panel)

Stand kit

Base Cover

Stand Pipes (2)

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Also shipped with the PRO-151FD (60” panel)

Silver Screws (4) (4×10 mm)

Falling Prevention Metal Fittings (2)

Black Screws (4) (M6×20 mm)

 

Light-Blocking Shield

Screws to Metal Fittings (4) (M4×35 mm)

Speaker accessories

Speaker Cables (2)

Speaker Brackets

for TOP-Right

for BOTTOM-Right

Speaker Mounting Screws (16) (M5×10 mm)

for TOP-Left

Speaker

for BOTTOM-Left

Also shipped with the PRO-111FD (50” panel)

Stand kit

Falling Prevention Metal Fittings (2) Screws to Metal Fittings(2) (M4×35 mm)

Speaker accessories

Speaker Cables (2)

Speaker Brackets

Speaker

 

for TOP-Right

 

for BOTTOM-Right

for TOP-Left

Speaker Mounting Screws (16) (M5×10 mm)

for BOTTOM-Left

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1.2 Control Options: Get to Know Your Flat Panel TV

You can operate your flat panel TV from the panel buttons or with the remote control. The following sections provide button locations/operations for the panel and the remote control.

1.2.1 Control Buttons and More on the Flat Panel TV

Your flat panel TV has buttons, indicators, and sensors on the lower front bezel with more buttons, toggles, and ports on the panel sides. Refer to the drawings below for specific locations and functions. Or, for the back ports and terminals only, check the terminal position sheet located near the panel’s terminal compartment to identify the various options.

ELITE Series Models: Face of Panel

6

(PRO-111FD) (PRO-151FD)

 

1

2

3

1

2

3

4

5

7

1

- Power ON indicator

 

 

 

4

-Room Light sensor

 

 

2

- STANDBY indicator

 

 

 

5

-Remote Control sensor

 

 

3

- SLEEP indicator

 

 

 

6

-Color Sensor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

-Bezel (some call it the front frame)

Command Side of the Panel (left side)

13

8

14

9

15

16

10

11

8-USB terminal

9-INPUT 7 terminal (HDMI) 10 -PHONES terminal

11 -INPUT 3 terminal (Video)

12 -INPUT 3 terminals (Audio)

13 -STANDBY/ON button

14 -INPUT button

15 -VOLUME Up/Down buttons

16 -CHANNEL Up/Down buttons

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Back of the Panel

1- ANT terminal

2- PC Input terminal (Analog RGB)

3- Color sensor terminal

4- AC In terminal

(upper bank)

1

2

3

 

4

5

 

12

13 14

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(middle bank)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

7

8

9

10

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

- Ethernet cable port

 

 

 

15

-INPUT 1 terminal (Video)

 

6

- INPUT 4 terminal (HDMI)

 

 

16

-INPUT 1 terminals (Audio)

 

7

- INPUT 5 terminal (HDMI)

 

 

17

-INPUT 2 terminal (Video)

 

8

- INPUT 6 terminal (HDMI)

 

 

18

-INPUT 2 terminals (Audio)

 

9

- RC-232C terminal (for factory use)

 

19

-INPUT 2 terminals (Component, Y, PB, PR)

 

10

- INPUT 4 terminals (Audio)

 

20

-IR REPEATER OUT terminal

 

11

-INPUT 5 terminals (Audio)

 

21

-PC INPUT terminal (Audio)

 

12

-SUB WOOFER OUT terminal

 

22

-CONTROL OUT terminal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

-AUDIO OUT terminals (Audio)

 

23

-DIGITAL OUT terminal (Optical)

 

14

-INPUT 1 terminal (S-Video)

 

24

-SPEAKERS (right/left) terminal

 

(PRO-151FD)

(lower bank)

25 26

 

27 28

25

-Speakers (R) terminal (speaker side)

27

-Power On button

26

-Color Sensor

 

28

-Speakers (L) terminal (speaker side)

Terminals on side and rear panels are common to both ELITE models.

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1.2.2 Operating the Remote Control

The remote control for the ELITE Series panels is a powerful tool. This section provides a brief introduction to your remote control while later sections explore more advanced operations.

Insert the Batteries into the Remote Control

To open push and slide the battery cover in the direction of the arrows.

Load the supplied two AA size batteries by the negative polarity (–) ends first.

The batteries supplied with this product may have a shorter life expectancy due to storage conditions. If the remote control seems to be failing or is weak, replace the provided batteries with new alkaline batteries. Never mix old and new batteries. Mixing old and new batteries can shorten the life of new batteries or cause

chemical leaks in old batteries. Also, mixing different types or brands of batteries can cause issues as batteries brands have slightly different characteristics.

Note: If the flat panel TV’s remote control is not needed for an extended length of time, remove the batteries.

When disposing of used batteries, please comply with governmental regulations or environmental public institution’s rules that apply in your country/area.

Remote Control Issues

There are several issues that can affect your remote control but the most common problem is weak batteries. Weak batteries in the remote control can cause communication to fail or only operate sporadically. In this situation, try moving closer to the panel and attempt to control the panel with the remote. If the panel responds then change the batteries. If moving closer has no effect on the panel, check the surroundings for objects that might be blocking the signal. Also consider other equipment with remote controls that are in the area around the panel. Objects and other IR signals can disrupt the remote. For more help with your remote control, refer to “6.1 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).”

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Operating Range for the Remote Control

To control the flat panel TV, point the remote towards the sensor on the panel’s bottom right corner. For easy operation, keep the distance between the remote control and the sensor less than 7 m (23 feet) and at an angle of less than 30 degrees.

30º

7 m

(23 feet)

 

30º

Sensor

The remote control may not work properly if the sensor is in direct sunlight or very bright lighting. If your viewing room is naturally bright, change the position of the panel or physically use the remote control closer to the panel’s sensor.

Note: If the remote control is left sitting in direct sunlight or under a very strong light, the case could warp or deform.

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1.2.3 Buttons on the Remote Control

Except for a few options, commands available through the buttons on the flat panel TV are duplicated on the remote control. The remote control can be programmed to control other equipment such as a DVD Player, Surround Sound system, etc. A later section entitled “5 Use Other Equipment With Your Flat Panel TV” explains how to use the remote to control other equipment.

This section identifies and describes the buttons on the remote control.

Remote: Left side buttons (top to bottom, left to right)

TV :

1

TV

 

 

 

 

Turn On or place panel in Standby

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

INPUT:

2

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT

 

 

Select a source (INPUT 1 thru INPUT 7)

 

1

2

3

 

4

PC:

3

 

2

 

TV/DTV

5

6

7

 

 

Select the PC terminal as an input source

 

 

SELECTION

DISPLAY

SIZE

 

 

3

AV

 

 

SCREEN

 

 

4

 

 

 

AV SELECTION:

4

PC

 

 

 

 

5

FREEZE

 

 

 

Select audio/video settings

 

6

SWAP

 

SHIFT

 

 

SPLIT

 

 

AV Source: OPTIMUM, PERFORMANCE, MOVIE,

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURE, GAME, SPORT, Standard

 

1

2

 

 

3

PC Source: STANDARD, USER

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

4

 

6

SPLIT:

5

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle view thru single-screen, 2-screen,

 

7

8

 

 

9

picture-in-picture

 

8

0

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

FREEZE:

6

 

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

 

Freeze a frame from a moving image then

 

 

CH RETURN

 

 

press again to cancel the freeze function

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOL

MUTING

 

CH

Number buttons 0 thru 9:

7

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select a channel

 

 

 

 

 

 

•(dot):

8

EXIT

 

 

 

TOOLS

SAT GUIDE

 

 

 

Enter a dot for selecting a sub-channel

 

10

 

11

 

DVD

 

 

 

TOP MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOL +/–:

9

 

ENTER

 

 

Set the volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXIT:

10

HOME

 

 

 

RETURN

MENU

 

 

 

Exit the menu to return to the normal screen

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAT / DVD MENU

 

 

 

Arrow buttons:

11

 

13

 

 

Navigate the menu screens

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOME MENU:

12

CTRL

 

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

 

Display the HOME MENU

 

SOURCE

 

STOP

 

REC

 

 

 

 

 

HMG

 

 

 

 

 

 

Color buttons (Red, Green, Blue, Yellow):

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RECEIVER

VOL

 

 

 

 

 

Control a BD player for HDMI Control functions only

 

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

 

EDIT/LEARN

 

 

TV CBL

DVD

HDMI CONTROL:

14

15

 

RCV SAT VCR DVR

 

Select the HDMI Control functions

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT:

15

 

 

 

 

 

Select for TV/RCV, CBL/SAT, VCR, or DVD/DVR

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Remote: Right side buttons (top to bottom, left to right)

TV

 

 

 

 

16

: Lights up all buttons

 

 

 

 

 

Lights turn off if no operations are performed within five

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

INPUT

 

 

seconds. This is used for remote control use in dark locations.

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

 

4

17

TV/DTV:

 

 

 

 

TV/DTV

 

Select analog or digital TV channels

5

6

7

 

17

18

DISPLAY:

 

AV

DISPLAY

SCREEN

SELECTION

SIZE

 

Display the channel information

PC

18 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEZE

 

 

 

19

SCREEN SIZE:

SPLIT

 

SWAP

 

SHIFT

 

20 21

 

Select the screen size

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

 

3

20

SWAP:

4

5

 

 

6

 

Switch between the two screens when

 

 

 

viewing as 2-screen or picture-in-picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

8

 

 

9

21

SHIFT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

Move the location of the small screen when

 

0

 

 

22

 

 

 

 

 

ENTER

 

viewing as picture-in-picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH RETURN

 

 

22

CH ENTER:

 

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change the channel

VOL

MUTING

 

CH

 

 

 

25

 

 

 

24

 

 

23

CH RETURN:

EXIT

 

 

 

TOOLS

 

Return to the previous channel

 

 

 

 

 

SAT GUIDE

 

 

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24

MUTING:

 

 

 

 

DVD

 

 

 

 

 

Turn off the sound while the video continues to play

TOP MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENTER

 

 

25

CH +/–:

 

27

 

 

 

Cycle through channels

HOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RETURN

 

 

MENU

 

 

 

26

TOOLS:

 

 

 

 

28

SAT / DVD MENU

 

 

 

 

Display the TOOLS Menu - refer to “3.6 Smart Starts for New

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners”

HDMI

 

 

 

 

27

ENTER:

CTRL

 

 

 

 

 

Execute a command

 

 

STOP

 

REC

 

SOURCE

29

 

30

28

RETURN:

 

 

 

 

HMG

 

 

 

RECEIVER

VOL

 

Return to the previous menu screen

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

CBL

 

 

EDIT/LEARN

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Player/Recorder Control:

TV

DVD

 

Use buttons for control of connected equipment

RCV SAT VCR DVR

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 HMG (Home Media Gallery):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Display the Home Media Gallery menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use this button to start recording (for VCR/DVD recorder only)

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There are several installation options for your flat panel TV. This chapter walks you through how to choose an installation site, the best mounting methods, and how to install your panel.

2.1 Choose a Location and the Mounting Method

Your flat panel TV is very thin. The panel needs a solid surface and some sort of support structure (a stand, table, etc.) to protect it from being tipped over or knocked down. Use installation accessories and parts included with the shipment. Pioneer recommends working with a qualified installer whenever possible.

Regardless of the mounting method, anchor or secure your flat panel TV using a combination of the mounting holes and/or supplied bolts.

Side view

Rear view (PRO-151FD)

Mounting surface

Mounting bracket (or equivalent item)

Mounting hole

Mounting hole

M8 screw

 

12 mm to 18 mm

(0.5 inches to

0.7 inches)

Rear view (PRO-111FD)

W

W

Mounting hole

Mounting hole

 

W

W

T T

W W

Note: Some installation options require a different type of bolt. Check with your installer or dealer to purchase the appropriate bolt(s).

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2.1.1 Check the Location for Suitability

When choosing the location for your panel, there are several factors you need to keep in mind. The installation site should be out of direct sunlight and have sufficient ventilation around the flat panel TV to allow cooling. The diagram below is an example of a stand-mounted panel with proper ventilation.

 

 

 

 

Over 50 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(19 11/16 inches)

Over

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 cm

 

 

 

 

The distance behind and above the panel

(3 15/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

changes depending on your choice of mount.

inches)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consult with your dealer or professional

 

 

 

 

 

 

installer for proper ventilation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use the checklist below to judge possible installation sites.

Sufficient ventilation

No danger of power overloads

Safe from excessive vibrations

Separate from other IR equipment

Away from air conditioners

Protected from hits or shocks

Free of moisture or dampness

Distance from heat sources

No danger of splashing water

Out of direct sunlight

Route cords and cables safely

Away from strong lighting sources

For specific cautions and safety information, refer to “7.2 Physical Location & Temperature Considerations” and “7.7 Safety Precautions.”

2.1.2 Lift and/or Move Your Panel (the How To’s)

This flat panel TV is built for endurance but because of the technology, the panel must be handled with care. Use the handles attached to the rear of the flat panel TV to lift the unit. To avoid flexing or twisting the unit, you need at least two people to lift and move the panel. Do not move the flat panel TV by holding only a single handle or by dragging the panel by its handles.

Use the handles to move the panel. Do not move the panel by holding the color sensor, speaker or speaker brackets.

Note: Do not use the handles to hang the flat panel TV or as anchors to prevent the panel from slipping or tipping

after it is mounted.

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2.2Install the Panel Using a Stand

2.2.1 Use or Remove the Included Stand

The PRO-111FD ships with the Pioneer table top stand (stand) attached. Attach the included stand to the panel for the PRO-151FD. For PRO-111FD, attach the falling prevention metal fittings after placing the panel to stand upright.

(PRO-111FD)

Installation screws (M4 × 35 mm: black)

Falling prevention metal fitting

Attach the Stand to the Panel

Do not handle the flat panel TV on a wagon or pallet that is smaller than its stand. The stand will bend.

1 ) Detach the speaker if it has already been added.

Refer to “Attach/Detach the Speaker” on page 19 for assistance.

2 ) Lay the flat panel TV down on a raised surface with the stand base hanging over the edge.

3 ) Place all stand parts on a soft cloth to avoid scratching.

If you are mounting the PRO-151FD continue with Steps 4 and 5. If you are mounting the PRO-111FD skip to Step 7.

4 ) Turn the base cover over so that the bottom is facing up.

5 ) Insert the stand supports (legs) into the base cover.

Please carefully install the supports (left and right) so that they are in the correct positions. Misaligned supports can damage the base and/or the supports.

6 ) Tighten the base screws to lock the supports in to place.

Screws

(4 x 10 mm: silver)

Screws

(4 x 10 mm: silver)

Rear

 

Front

 

 

Completed

 

 

stand

 

 

Sheet

Base cover

 

 

 

Note: Assemble the stand with a soft sheet placed under the base cover. If a sheet is not laid before assembly,

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7 ) After assembling the stand, attach the falling prevention metal fittings using the installation screws.

(PRO-151FD)

Installation screws (M4 x 35 mm: black)

Falling prevention metal fitting

8 ) With the flat panel TV still face down, insert the stand’s supports into the bottom of the panel then tighten the screws.

Line up the column supports with

Installation bolts

Installation bolts

the bottom of the flat panel TV.

(M6 x 20 mm)

(M6 x 20 mm)

Insert the stand supports into the flat panel TV so that the arrow marked “FRONT/FACE AVANT” on the bottom of the stand points down.

9 ) With the assistance of at least one other person, lift the panel upright then move it in to position.

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Attach the Light-Blocking Shield

Conduct after attaching the flat panel TV onto the stand.

Light-blocking shield

Front

Base cover

Rear

Note: Attach the light-blocking shield after anchoring the base cover on a flat stable place.

Peel off one side of the double-stick tape on the light-blocking shield and attach the shield onto the base cover.

Front

Rear

Note: Be careful that the light-blocking shield does not catch on the pipe insertion holes. Anchor the lightblocking shield so that there are no gaps. If there is a gap, the light-blocking shield may peel off.

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Attach/Detach the Speaker

The flat panel TV’s speaker delivers high-quality, clear sound. Although other devices can be added or removed from the mounted panel, physically attach the speaker last. Disconnect the cables from the Speaker and REMOVE THE SPEAKER before mounting or moving the panel.

Before attaching the speaker to your mounted panel, review the information below.

Lay the panel face down on a stable surface when attaching speaker brackets.

Use only the supplied screws and tighten securely before stepping away.

Handle the speaker carefully to protect the cabinet and grille net from scratches and other damage.

Placing a CRT monitor near the speaker can cause a blur on the flat panel TV. Keep the distance between the speaker and the monitor.

Connecting these speakers to another panel or device can damage the unit or cause a fire.

When using tone control to increase treble, avoid overamplifying the volume.

Note: Use the foam packing materials to protect the equipment from scratches or other damage during mounting.

Stand-Mounted Panel

1 ) Attach the appropriate speaker brackets (left and right) to the top and bottom on the back of the speakers using the supplied screws.

Screw holes

(PRO-151FD)

Speaker bracket (For TOP-Right)

 

Speaker bracket

Speaker bracket

(For TOP-Right)

(For BOTTOM-Right)

Screw holes

 

Speaker bracket (For BOTTOM-Right)

Place the speaker so its terminals (bottom) are facing you.

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(PRO-111FD)

Screw holes

 

Speaker bracket (For TOP-Right)

 

 

Speaker bracket

Speaker bracket

(For TOP-Right)

(For BOTTOM-Right)

Screw holes

Speaker bracket (For BOTTOM-Right)

Place the speaker so its terminals (bottom) are facing you.

2 ) Screw a supplied screw into the speaker bracket hole (lower of the two) at the top, rear of the panel.

Do not tighten it all the way yet. Leave it loose, with about 5 mm left to tighten.

Speaker

Top, rear of

mounting

hole

flat panel TV

 

Top of flat panel TV

 

5 mm

Leave a space of about 5 mm

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3 ) Hang the speaker bracket on the screw at the top by passing the wide part over it and lowering into the slot; screw in the lower screw temporarily.

After passing the wide part of the hole of the speaker bracket (top) over the screw, lower the speaker onto it.

(PRO-151FD)

(PRO-111FD)

After passing the wide part of the hole over the screw, lower the speaker.

Tighten with the provided screw the bottom speaker bracket to the flat panel TV temporarily (one place bottom).

After passing the wide part of the hole over the screw, lower the speaker.

Tighten with the provided screw the bottom speaker bracket to the flat panel TV temporarily (one place bottom).

4 ) Adjust the position of the speaker then tighten the upper and lower screws firmly.

5 ) Tighten the two screws at the top and bottom for each speaker.

(PRO-151FD)

(PRO-111FD)

6 ) Pass the supplied speaker cable between the speaker and the panel (below the speaker bracket) from below.

7 ) Connect the speaker cables to the speaker.

Refer to “ 2.2.2 Connect the Speaker Cables.”

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8 ) Insert the cable in the groove on the speaker.

 

(PRO-151FD)

(PRO-111FD)

Speaker cable

Speaker

Speaker cable

 

terminal

Speaker terminal

 

 

Insertion Insertion in groove in groove

9 ) Connect the other end of the speaker cables to the rear of the panel.

Refer to “ 2.2.2 Connect the Speaker Cables.”

Note: If the speaker needs to be repositioned (horizontally or vertically) after it is attached, loosen the speaker mounting screws first. Adjust the position then retighten the screws.

2.2.2 Connect the Speaker Cables

1 ) Press down on the tab.

2 ) Insert the appropriately colored wire into the opening.

3 ) Allow a small percentage of the cable’s bare wire to remain visible.

4 ) Release the tab to clamp the wire.

If the bare wire is hidden when the tab is released, repeat Steps 1 through 4 until the proper amount of cable is showing.

5 ) Repeat this process for each cable, matching the color of the wire to the appropriate terminal.

6 ) Connect the speaker cables to the speaker.

7 ) Bundle the speaker cables, power cord and other cables in the cable clamp then insert the clamp into an appropriate hole on the rear of the flat panel TV.

Refer to “2.7 Route then Bundle the Power Cord and Cables.” Use the clamps as necessary (see page 33).

tab

Gray

Black

Gray

Speaker terminal

Red

Black

Red

 

 

(PRO-151FD)

Speaker cable

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PRO-151FD with the speaker installed

Black Gray

Black Red

Cable clamp

Speaker cable

Cable clamp

(PRO-111FD)

Before connecting the speakers to the flat panel TV, unplug the panel from the power outlet. Connecting the speaker cable with the power cord plugged in can cause malfunction or damage to the panel if the cable’s bare wire touches other equipment. Plug in the power cord after connecting the speakers.

Do not leave speaker cable wires bare and exposed at the terminals. Exposed wires can result in an electrical short causing malfunction or damage to the system.

Do not connect any devices to the speaker terminals other than the speakers specified.

2.3Wall/Ceiling Mounting

Lay the 50” panel down on a raised surface then remove the stand.

Installation bolts (1)

Installation bolts (2)

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A common flat panel TV mounting option is to hang the panel on a sturdy wall or from a reinforced ceiling. When mounting in this way, some preparations must be completed first. Follow the steps below to prepare the panel for mounting.

1 ) Attach the speaker brackets to the speaker (see page 19). 2 ) Attach the speaker to the panel (see page 21).

(PRO-111FD)

3 ) Connect the speaker cables to the speakers then to the panel (see page 22).

4 ) Connect cables for any other devices to the panel.

When deciding on a location for your flat panel TV, consider other equipment in the room. Equipment such as a DVR, Receiver, VCR, etc. requires some way to communicate with the panel, either directly or through another device. Review the instructions that came with the other equipment for available ports and terminals.

After deciding which ports and terminals are needed, mark the connections on the flat panel TV for easier identification once the panel is mounted.

5 ) Temporarily bundle loose cables with rubber bands (not included).

6 ) Plug the flat panel TV’s power cord in to the panel but do NOT plug in to the power outlet.

7 ) Follow installation directions provided with your selected wall/ceiling mount.

For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the wall/ceiling mount unit.

2.4 Mount the Flat Panel TV

Because your flat panel TV is slim but heavy, have at least two people mount and/or position the panel. The following sections provide instructions for the different mounting and anchoring options.

Anchor the Panel When Using a Stand

When using a stand, stabilize the panel to keep it from tipping over. Please use the supplied metal fittings and screws to anchor the panel to a wall or other solid support structure.

Another option is to purchase hooks, cords, and fittings through your installer or from your local hardware store. The hardware size and strength depends on the composition and thickness of the anchoring surface.

Recommended hook: Nominal diameter 8 mm (3/8 inch), length 12 mm to 18 mm (0.5 inches to 0.7 inches)

To anchor the panel when using the provided stand, follow the steps below.

1 ) Attach the hooks to the mounting holes on the back of the panel.

2 ) Sink the fittings into the wall or support structure.

 

3 ) Run cords between the hooks and the fittings.

1. Hook

 

4 ) Tighten the cords until the panel is anchored but

2. Cord

not pulled off balance.

Fitting

 

M8

12 mm to 18 mm

(0.5 inches to 0.7 inches)

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To stabilize the flat panel TV on a table or platform, use the supplied metal fittings and screws as well as commercially available wood screws. The wood screws are to anchor the metal fittings when mounting on a wooden surface. These screws should have a nominal diameter of 4 mm (5/32 inch) and are at least 20 mm (13/ 16 inch) long.

Notes: Avoid moving the table after the panel is attached.

Do not use bare wires for the cord. If any part of the wire is introduced into the ventilation port on the back of the display panel, fire or electrical shock could result.

Follow the steps below to secure your flat panel TV.

1 ) Mark locations for metal fittings and screws on the back edge of the table using the panel stand to determine placement.

8 mm to 15 mm (3/8 inch to 5/8 inch)

4 mm (5/32 inch)

20 mm (13/16 inch) min.

Wood screw (commercially available, 4 mm x 20 mm (5/32 inch x 13/16 inch) min.)

(PRO-151FD)

(PRO-111FD)

Wood screw (commercially available,

4 mm x 20 mm (5/32 inch x 13/ 16 inch) min.)

2 ) Drill holes in the table or platform edge at the marked locations.

3 ) Lift panel into place with the assistance with at least one other person.

4 ) Use wood screws (not included) to secure the metal fittings to the table.

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2.5 Attach the Color Sensor

When attached to your panel, the color sensor analyses the brightness of the environment to automatically optimize the picture quality according to the viewing condition. To activate this function, select OPTIMUM on the AV Selection menu, Mode 1 or Mode 2 on the Room Light Sensor menu (refer to “3.4.1 Adjust the Picture for Your Room Lighting.”

We strongly suggest you attach the color sensor to the bottom right of the front panel. It can be attached to the rear of the panel, but the color sensor may not operate properly depending on the conditions (refer to the Important bullets on page 28). For the actual procedure, follow the directions below.

Note: Do not connect any other external device, such as a keyboard to the color sensor terminal. Do not connect the color sensor cable to a PC.

To clean the sensor window, gently wipe with the supplied cleaning cloth. Do not use extension cables for the color sensor.

Do not disassemble or modify the color sensor.

Attach the Color Sensor to the Front Panel (recommended)

This is a simple and easy-to-attach method using a magnet.

1 ) Attach the color sensor at the bottom right of the front panel using a magnet.

Flat panel TV

Magnet

Color

(Front)

sensor

(Rear)

 

 

2 ) Attach the color sensor along the bottom edge of the front panel flush with the right side.

3 ) Connect the cable to the color sensor terminal on the rear upper bank but do NOT plug in to the power outlet.

Color sensor terminal (upper bank)

Color sensor

Color sensor cable

Cable clamp

 

Note: Use the cable clamps as necessary.

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Attach the Color Sensor to the Rear Panel

Methods of attaching the color sensor to the rear panel differ depending on the panel with or without sidemounted speakers.

(when side-mounted speakers are installed)

1 ) Remove the screws of the color sensor then replace the bracket.

Use the removed screws again.

(Bracket for PRO-151FD)

2 ) Loosen the upper two (2) speaker bracket screws.

3 ) Fit the color sensor bracket’s lower grooves into the screws.

Adjust the color sensor/speaker bracket positions so as to stay in place.

The bracket is for PRO-151FD panel but the procedure is the same for PRO-111FD.

4 ) Fasten the screws.

5 ) Connect the cable to the color sensor terminal on the rear upper bank but do NOT plug in to the power outlet.

Color sensor

Color sensor terminal (upper bank)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Color sensor cable

Speaker cable

 

 

 

Cable clamp

Cable clamp

 

Notes: Do not loosen the screws at the bottom of the panel. When attached to the rear panel, the sensor window

points upward.

 

If the color sensor attached to the rear panel does not operate properly, attach it to the front panel.

 

Do not use the supplied screws when attaching the color sensor using the speaker brackets.

 

The color sensor may become hot due to a heat emitted from the panel. When using it in a high-

 

temperature environment, attach the color sensor to the bottom of the front panel.

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(when side-mounted speakers are not installed)

1 ) Remove the screws of the color sensor then replace the bracket.

Use the removed screws again.

2 ) Finger tighten the supplied color sensor screws in the speaker screw holes.

3 ) Fit the color sensor bracket’s lower grooves into the screws.

Adjust the bracket position to stay in place.

The bracket is for PRO-151FD panel but the procedure is the same for PRO-111FD.

4 ) Fasten the screws.

5 ) Connect the cable to the color sensor terminal on the rear upper bank but do NOT plug in to the power outlet.

Important

The color sensor may not operate properly:

if attached by methods other than specified above

if anything blocks light falling on the sensor window

if light falls on only part of the sensor window

if the light falling on the sensor window and the panel screen differs

Notes: If the color sensor attached to the rear panel does not operate properly, attach it to the front panel. The color sensor may become hot due to a heat emitted from the panel. When using it in a hightemperature environment, attach the color sensor to the bottom of the front panel.

Do not use the screws supplied for the speakers.

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2.6 Connect to Broadcast TV & Other Devices (DVR, Receiver, BDR, etc.)

The type of equipment attached to your flat panel TV determines which panel ports are used. The following sections explain how to connect broadcast TV and playback equipment such as a DVD player, Surround Sound system, video recorder, etc. to the panel. If your equipment is not listed, please refer to the operating instructions that came with the device(s) for connection assistance.

2.6.1 Add Analog (conventional) and Digital TV Channels

Whether a TV station broadcasts in Analog or Digital, your flat panel TV shows the programs as long as the panel is programmed to accept the signal. To program your panel for broadcast TV, select terminal ANT.

The ANT terminal accepts both analog and digital

T

T

 

W

W

broadcasts. Connect a VHF/UHF antenna and/or cable TV

 

 

to the panel’s rear ANT terminal, then press TV/DTV on

 

 

the remote control to toggle between analog and digital

Rear view

 

broadcasts. When watching analog TV channels, you can

 

 

 

also use an outdoor antenna for the clearest analog

 

 

picture.

 

 

If your outdoor antenna uses a 75-ohm coaxial cable with an F-type connector, plug it into the panel’s antenna terminal on the back.

In order to watch both analog and digital broadcasts through your terrestrial antenna or cable connection, you must first connect

the antenna cable to a splitter.

2.6.2 Connect Your Other Pioneer Equipment

This section provides cabling information for your other

Pioneer equipment when combined with the panel. Each diagram can also be used as a reference tool for non-Pioneer devices but port locations may differ or be unavailable.

Connect cable or Satellite using STB (Set Top Box):

T T

W W

Satellite antenna

Rear view

SAT IN

Cable STB/Satellite STB

 

Cable STB/Satellite STB

AUDIO

COMPONENT

 

AUDIO

COMPONENT

 

OUT

VIDEO OUTPUT

 

OUT

VIDEO OUTPUT

 

HDMI OUT

Y

IN

HDMI OUT

Y

IN

 

 

PB

OUT

 

PB

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

PR

 

 

PR

 

When using a cable STB or Satellite STB, plug in to the antenna/cable TV wall outlet using the STB cable provided with your STB. If your STB has an HDMI terminal, use any of INPUT 4 through INPUT 6 (HDMI terminal) on the rear or INPUT 7 (HDMI terminal) on the side of the flat panel TV instead of making video connections. If you connect an antenna cable directly to TV, you must first connect the cable to a splitter. For details, refer to the operating manual that came with the STB.

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Connect HDMI equipment (INPUT 4 through INPUT 6):

Connect HDMI equipment (INPUT 7):

T

T

Left side view

W

W

Rear view

 

 

HDMI compliant

Audio cable

HDMI compliant

(commercially

cable (HDMI cable

cable (HDMI cable

available)

having the HDMI

having the HDMI

Make this

mark)

mark)

connection when

 

 

inputting analog

 

 

audio signals.

HDMI equipment

 

 

HDMI equipment

 

INPUT 4 through INPUT 6 are HDMI terminals. Use

Also use INPUT 7 (HDMI terminal) on the side of the

INPUT 4 or INPUT 5 (HDMI) terminal when you also

panel when connecting HDMI equipment. For details,

input analog audio signals. For details, refer to “5.2 Use

refer to “5.2 Use HDMI Inputs.”

HDMI Inputs.”

 

 

Connect a DVD player:

Connect an AV receiver:

T

T

T

T

W

W

W

W

Rear view

 

Rear view

 

 

 

This connection is

 

 

AV cable

 

not required when

 

Optical digital

Component

connecting an AV

AV cable

cable

(commercially available)

amp equipped with

(commercially

video cable

(commercially

 

the surround

available)

 

(commercially

available)

 

available)

function to a

 

 

 

 

 

 

subwoofer.

 

 

 

DVD player

Subwoofer

AV receiver

 

 

Use INPUT 2 terminals when connecting a DVD player

Use an optical digital cable to connect an AV receiver to

or other audiovisual equipment. If your DVD player has

DIGITAL OUT terminal (optical). If your AV receiver does

an HDMI terminal, use this connection instead of

not have a DIGITAL IN terminal (optical), you may

making video connections. For details, refer to the

connect the panel’s AUDIO OUT terminal (audio) to the

operation manual that came with the DVD player.

audio input terminal on the AV receiver. For details, refer

 

 

to the operation manual that came with the AV receiver.

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Connect a VCR:

Connect a game console or camcorder:

T

T

Left side view

W

W

Rear view

 

 

AV cable

S-Video cable

(commercially

(commercially

available)

available)

 

AV cable

 

(commercially

 

available)

VCR

 

 

Camcorder/Game console

Use INPUT 1 terminals when connecting a VCR or other

Use INPUT 3 terminals when connecting a game

equipment. For details, refer to the operation manual

console, camcorder or other audiovisual equipment.

that came with the VCR.

For details, refer to the operation manual that came

 

with the game console or camcorder.

Connect control cords:

Connect a PC:

 

T

T

T

T

W

W

W

W

Rear view

 

Rear view

 

CONTROL

 

Stereo sound cable

IN

RGB cable

 

with a mini plug

OUT

(commercially

 

(commercially

 

available)

 

available)

 

 

 

 

(When PC audio is

 

 

connected)

 

Personal computer

Connect control cords between the panel’s CONTROL

Use the PC INPUT terminal (Analog RGB) when

(OUT) terminal and other Pioneer equipment having

connecting a PC. If you also connect PC audio, use PC

the SR logo. Use a mono sound cable with a mini plug

INPUT (Audio) with a stereo sound cable with a mini

(not provided).

plug (not provided). For details, refer to the operation

manual that came with the PC.

 

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2.6.3 Connect the Power Cord to the Panel

The final connection is the power cord. Always connect the panel’s power cord to a three-pronged outlet, verifying that the cord is properly grounded. The cord includes a noise filter that reduces electrical interference from the wall outlet.

As long as the flat panel TV is plugged in to an outlet, some power is drawn through the panel. When the flat panel TV is not going to be used for a long period, unplug the panel from the power outlet. Unplugging the panel extends the life of the plasma as well as saves energy.

Plug the cord in to the panel but do NOT plug it in to a power outlet yet.

T

T

W

W

2.7 Route then Bundle the Power Cord and Cables

Once the flat panel TV is mounted and the speaker is attached, place additional equipment in the final position(s). Lay out the power cord, panel cables and any other device cables in a logical pattern that works for the location. Please consider the following points when routing cables:

Access to a 3-prong (grounded) power outlet

Space for the noise filter between the panel and outlet

Placement of cables under carpets or across walking paths

Usually the cord/cables have slack or are too long. Although rubber bands are a good temporary solution to bundle cables, they tend to break down too quickly. To keep cables organized and neat, use the included cable clamps to bundle cables. The diagram below shows a bundled speaker cable.

(PRO-151FD)

Speaker cable

Bundle cables in small

groups when possible for

easier separation later,

if necessary.

Cable clamp

(PRO-111FD)

Speaker cable

 

T

T

W

W

Cable clamp

A reusable cable clamp is designed to lock the bundled cables in place. Your flat panel TV has a total of four holes to attach cable clamps to the back of the panel. Use the cable clamps as necessary.

PRO-151FD

PRO-111FD

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Follow the steps below to attach a cable clamp.

1 ) Thread the clamp band through the holder and bundle the cable(s) in the cable clamp.

2 ) Push and hold the levers then insert the hook into an appropriate hole on the rear of the flat panel TV.

3 ) Pull up the clamp band to lock.

1

2

Cable clamp

4 ) Confirm that the cable clamp is seated firmly in the panel.

Note: Avoid pinching or creating pressure points when routing or bundling cables.

To remove the clamp band, pull and hold the latch to release.

To remove the cable clamp, push and hold the levers then pull it out from the hole.

Latch

Lever

Lever

Note: The longer a clamp is in place, the better chance of deterioration. An older clamp is more easily damaged while being removed and may not be reusable.

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3 Basic Operations For Television Viewing

This chapter explores day-to-day operations such as powering on your flat panel TV, using the Home Menu, and adjusting the panel for the viewing area/room. The final section in this chapter provides hints and suggestions for those new to flat panel TV features.

3.1 Turn the Flat Panel TV ON/OFF

Your flat panel TV has three activity levels: Power On, Standby, and Power Off. Standby saves energy but allows the remote control to turn on the panel. The following instructions use the remote control. To operate the flat panel TV through the side panel buttons, refer to “1.2.1 Control Buttons and More on the Flat Panel TV” for button locations.

Turn ON the Flat Panel TV

To turn on the panel, follow the steps below.

1 ) Plug the flat panel TV’s power cord in to a properly grounded outlet. 2 ) Press any of the following buttons to turn the flat panel TV On.

Power On button (a) on the panel’s back in lower-left section (see page 9)

STANDBY/ON button on the side of the panel (see page 8)

Remote control’s TV (a) button located in the upper left corner (see page 12).

Images appear on the panel screen.

Note: Use the remote control’s MUTING button to reduce any excessive static noise.

3 ) Confirm that the Power ON indicator lights blue.

(PRO-111FD)

Sleep indicator

Standby indicator

Power On indicator

Note: While in Standby, pressing the remote control’s TV (a) button causes the flat panel TV to turn On.

Turn OFF the Flat Panel TV

Turning off the flat panel TV can mean entering Standby so features such as Sleep are still functional or it can mean cutting power to the panel. Unless the flat panel TV is to sit idle for long periods, leave the panel in Standby.

Note: While in Standby or when powered off, the flat panel TV continues to draw some power as long as the panel is plugged in to an outlet.

Follow the steps below to place the panel in Standby.

1 ) Press the remote control’s TV (a) button or

Power On

Standby

Flat Panel TV Status

Indicator

Indicator

panel’s STANDBY/ON button.

 

 

 

Panel’s power cord is disconnected or

2 ) Confirm that the Standby indicator lights red.

 

 

 

 

the power cord is connected but the

The table to the right provides samples of how the

 

 

 

 

flat panel TV’s Power On button (a) is

indicators light. Monitor the indicators On the front of

 

 

off

the panel to check the power status.

 

 

 

 

 

Power is on but waiting for activation

Note: Select from Auto, High, Mid and Low. Selecting

 

 

 

Auto toggles the brightness of the Power On

 

 

 

 

 

Panel is in Standby

indicator between High, Mid and Low to match

 

 

 

 

 

the brightness level of the viewing area. Refer

 

 

 

to “Blue LED Dimmer” (page 46).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3.2 Program the Flat Panel TV for Television Viewing

To watch TV and take advantage of some built-in features, choose the channel type or types (Analog, Digital), select a language, set your time zone, and program the channels. The sections below include how to set your channel type and how to use the Home Menu for each programming option.

3.2.1 Choose Analog or Digital TV Channels

 

 

 

 

To choose a channel setting, note the antenna input terminal connected to the back of the panel. Follow the

directions below to select analog or digital TV channels.

 

 

 

 

1) Confirm that the remote control is set to TV.

 

 

 

 

Located at the bottom of the remote control.

TV

 

 

 

2) Press TV/DTV on the remote control.

 

 

 

 

Located at the top of the remote control.

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

3) Select a channel option, analog or digital.

1

2

3

4

 

 

 

TV/DTV

During operation, press TV/DTV to toggle between

 

 

 

5

6

7

 

TV signals.

SELECTION

DISPLAY

SIZE

 

 

AV

 

SCREEN

 

PC

 

 

 

Note: See “2.6.1 Add Analog (conventional) and Digital

SELECT

CBL

DVD

EDIT/LEARN

TV Channels” for more information about channel

TV

 

RCV SAT VCR DVR

 

setting options.

 

 

 

 

 

Note: When watching TV and separate video image (multi-screen), pressing the remote control’s TV/DTV button changes only the TV signal appearing on the left side of the panel.

3.2.2 Explore the Home Menu

 

 

 

The Home Menu is the main menu for the flat panel TV. Most commands and settings are programmed through

this menu. The following section describes a typical method for working with the panel’s menus. For actual

procedures, see the appropriate page(s) that describe a function.

 

1) Press HOME MENU on the remote

Remote control

 

Home Menu screen

to access the main menu.

SAT GUIDE

 

 

 

Channel

 

 

2) Use the Up/Down arrows (/ ) to

 

 

DVD

 

Favorites

highlight a menu item.

 

TOP MENU

 

 

 

 

Input

3) Use the Left/Right arrows (/ )

 

 

ENTER

 

Home Media Gallery

 

 

to scroll through options for that

HOME

RETURN

HDMI Control

menu item.

MENU

 

 

 

Setup

4) Highlight the selected menu option.

 

 

SAT / DVD MENU

 

 

5) Press ENTER to lock in the change.

6)Press RETURN to move back to a previous menu/submenu page when changing more than a single option.

7)Press HOME MENU again to exit the menu screen.

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This chart provides a breakdown of the Home Menu for both AV and PC sources.

AV Source

 

Pg

Option

Channel

 

42

Favorites

 

42

Input

 

42

Home Media Gallery

93

HDMI Control

86

Setup

Picture

57

AV Selection

 

 

61

Contrast*

 

 

61

Brightness*

 

 

61

Color*

 

 

61

Tint*

 

 

61

Sharpness*

 

 

64

Pro Adjust*

 

 

63

PureCinema**

 

 

49

Sound Control***

 

 

48

OPTIMUM

 

 

 

Performance***

 

 

61

Reset

 

Sound

49

Treble

 

 

49

Bass

 

 

49

Balance

 

 

75

Sound Effect

 

 

49

Reset

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

AVC

 

Power Control

56

Energy Save

 

 

76

No Signal off

 

 

 

 

 

 

76

No Operation off

 

Sleep Timer

44

 

Option

47

Position

 

 

59

Auto Size

 

 

62

Side Mask

 

 

84

HDMI Input

 

 

91

HDMI Control Setting

 

 

46

Blue LED Dimmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

56

Orbiter

 

 

56

Video Pattern

 

 

59

Game Control Pref

 

 

 

 

 

 

45

Room Light Sensor

 

 

55

Screen Protection

 

 

43

Label Input

 

System Setup

38

Auto Installation

 

 

39

Analog TV Setup

 

 

41

Digital Tuner Setup

 

 

50

Parental Control

 

 

72

Closed Captions

 

 

121

Digital Audio Output

 

 

50

Change Password

 

 

37

Language

 

 

124

Technical Info

 

Favorites Setup

42

Channel Mode

 

 

43

Sort Favorites

PC Source

 

Pg

Option

Channel

 

42

Favorites

 

42

Input

 

42

Home Media Gallery

93

HDMI Control

86

Setup

Picture

57

AV Selection

 

 

61

Contrast

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

Brightness

 

 

61

Red

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

Blue

 

 

61

Reset

 

Sound

49

Treble

 

 

49

Bass

 

 

49

Balance

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

Sound Effect

 

 

 

 

 

 

49

Reset

 

 

75

AVC

 

Power Control

56

Energy Save

 

 

77

Power Management

 

Sleep Timer

44

 

Option

122

Auto Setup

 

 

122

Manual Setup

 

 

84

HDMI Input

 

 

 

 

 

 

91

HDMI Control Setting

 

 

 

 

 

 

56

Orbiter

 

 

43

Label Input

 

Favorites Setup

42

Channel Mode

 

 

43

Sort Favorites

* Available when any option other than OPTIMUM is selected from the AV Selection menu.

** Access this option through the Pro Adjust menu when any option other than OPTIMUM is selected from the AV Selection menu.

*** Available only when OPTIMUM is selected from the AV Selection

menu

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TV Screen Components

Your flat panel TV has easy-to-read menus and graphic symbols that provide quick access to the desired options. Menus appearing in this manual may differ slightly from the actual menus but the functionality remains the same.

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exit

 

 

 

 

Sound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TELEVISION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treble

:

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bass

:

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

Balance

:

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sound Effect

:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVC

:

 

Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOME MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

6

7

 

1

- Exit button: Close the menu to return to TV

6 - Operation Guide area: Display the operational

 

viewing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guidelines for the selected option(s)

2

- Menu title: Display the selected menu title

7 - Return button: Return to the previous menu

3

- TOOLS button: Display the TOOLS Menu

screen

 

 

 

 

4

- Menu: Select an option

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 - Picture preview (in reduced size)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

- HOME MENU button: Close the menu to return

 

 

 

 

 

to TV viewing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.2.3 Assign a Language

The default menu language is English. To assign a different language for menus and on-screen information, follow the steps below.

1 ) Press HOME MENU.

2 ) Select Setup from the main menu.

Use the arrow buttons to highlight an option then press ENTER.

3 ) Select System Setup from the Setup menu.

4 ) Select Language from the System Setup menu.

5 ) Select a language from the submenu.

Menu

:

English

 

 

 

6 ) Press HOME MENU again to exit the menu.

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3.2.4 Set the Clock

Set the flat panel TV’s clock to take advantage of many built-in features such as Time Zone and D.S.T. (Daylight Saving Time) activation for digital TV broadcast.

Note: If the panel’s power cord is unplugged or there is a power outage, the time must be reset.

Follow the steps below to set the clock.

1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Digital Tuner Setup from the System Setup menu.

3 ) Select Clock from the Digital Tuner Setup menu.

4 ) Select Time Zone from the options.

5 ) Select the time zone for your area.

Time Zone

:

Atlantic

D.S.T.

:

On

 

 

 

6 ) Select the menu option D.S.T. to activate/deactivate Daylight Saving Time.

7 ) Select the proper option for your location.

8 ) Press HOME MENU to close the menu and exit.

3.2.5 Create the List of Channels

This section describes how to search for and set up TV channels. There are two ways to add channels to your flat panel TV, Auto Installation for automatic channel selection or manual channel assignments. The Auto Installation adds all available channels from your selected TV provider. Once all channels are added to the list, simply delete any unwanted channels. This section provides steps to add/remove channels.

Auto Installation

Auto Installation searches for and adds TV channels to your list of viewable channels. Using the remote control, follow the steps below to automatically select all available channels.

1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Auto Installation from the System Setup menu.

3 ) Select Air/Cable, Language, or Time Zone from the Auto Installation menu.

4 ) Select an option.

Signal type: Air or Cable

Language: English, Français or Español

Time Zone: Atlantic, Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific, Alaska, or Hawaii

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5 ) Select Start.

The panel automatically begins creating your list of channels.

Language

:

English

Air/Cable

:

Cable

Time Zone

:

Atlantic

Start

Note: To quit Auto Installation before it is complete, press RETURN to recall the Auto Installation screen then

EXIT.

Manual Channel Selection

To add channels without using the Auto Installation option, follow the directions below. Also, if a channel is skipped in error, use this method to add the channel to your list.

1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Analog TV Setup from the System Setup menu.

3 ) Select Manual Adjust from the Analog TV Setup menu.

4 ) Select Program Entry.

5 ) Select a channel number to be added.

Use the arrow buttons (/) to enter a channel number.

6 ) Select Store from the Manual Adjust menu.

7 ) Select Yes from the submenu.

Program Entry

:

1

Store

:

Yes

Tuner NR

:

On

 

 

 

8 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu after all wanted channels have been added.

Note: Analog channels can be added manually but digital channels can only be added using the Add New Channels button on the Digital Tuner Setup menu.

Add New Channels

To add new channels, follow the steps below.

1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Digital Tuner Setup from the System Setup menu.

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3 ) Select Installation from the Digital Tuner Setup menu.

Installation

Channel management

Clock

4 ) Select Add New Channels.

Channel search starts automatically. If a new channel is found, it is stored automatically in the flat panel TV.

To cancel channel search before it finishes, press RETURN.

Software Keyboard

This on-screen keyboard allows labeling manually added TV channels. Channel labels can be up to eight characters long to help channel identification. To use the Software Keyboard for labeling TV channels, follow the steps below.

1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Analog TV Setup from the System Setup menu.

3 ) Select Label from the Analog TV Setup menu.

4 ) Select Program Entry from the submenu.

5 ) Select a program number.

Cable: 1 through 135

Air: 2 through 69

6 ) Select Label.

The Software Keyboard screen appears.

Label

I

N

P

U

 

1

2

3

4

5

A B C D E

K L M N O

U V W X Y

&

'

(

)

+

6

7

8

9

0

 

 

F

G

H

I

J

 

Delete

P

Q

R

S

T

 

Space

Z

, .

:

;

 

Caps

-

*

/

_

@

 

 

OK

Cancel

7 ) Select the first character.

The cursor moves to the next character space.

8 ) Repeat the previous step to enter up to eight characters.

To change a character, use or to highlight the character then press ENTER. The cursor moves to the previous or next character.

To delete the entered character, highlight the character, select Delete then press ENTER.

To put a space after the entered character, highlight the space, select Space then press ENTER.

To toggle between upper case and lower case, highlight the character, select Caps then press ENTER.

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9 ) Select OK then press ENTER.

The entry is complete.

10 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

3.2.6 Skip or Delete Unwanted Channels

The Auto Installation process adds all channels available from your TV service provider. However, there may be some channels that are unwanted or are not age-appropriate for your home. This section explains how to bypass or delete unwanted channels when moving up/down one channel at a time and what programs are available for viewing.

To skip or delete unwanted channels, use the remote’s CH+/CH– buttons to reset the status for those channels. Follow the steps below to change a channel’s status.

1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Digital Tuner Setup or Analog TV Setup from the System Setup menu.

• Digital TV channels: Channel management > Channel Options > (Channel Delete) > (On)

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00001.000

 

 

 

 

 

 

XXXX

00002.000

 

 

 

XXXX

00003.000

 

 

 

XXXX

00004.000

 

 

 

XXXX

00005.000

 

 

 

XXXX

00006.000

 

 

 

XXXX

00007.000

 

 

 

XXXX

00008.000

 

 

 

XXXX

00009.000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 ) Scroll to or highlight an unwanted channel number.

4 ) Press ENTER to reverse the status for that channel.

When there is a check mark next to the channel, it disappears.

5 ) Press RETURN.

A confirmation screen appears.

6 ) Select Yes then press ENTER.

The Channel Delete setting is complete.

7 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

If you select the (Channel Skip) option in Step 3, the setting is complete when exiting the Channel Options menu (no confirmation screen appears). Skip Steps 5 and 6.

The instructions for restoring a skipped channel are the same as above. In Step 4 a check mark appears next to the added/restored channel.

To skip an analog channel, follow the steps below.

• Analog TV channels: Manual Adjust > Store > No

Radio Skip

This function allows skipping of radio channels at a time. To set this option, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Digital Tuner Setup from the System Setup menu.

3 ) Select Channel management from the Digital Tuner Setup menu.

4 ) Select Radio Skip from the Channel management menu.

5 ) Select On.

6 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

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3.2.7 Channel List

Your flat panel TV offers three channel lists for quick access to a desired channel: Favorites List, Channel List and Input List.

Favorites List: Display your favorite channel numbers/names up to 20 channels (analog channels, Input 1 through 7, PC), 20 digital channels, and 1 Home Media Gallery (top screen, see page 98)

Store your most frequently viewed channels in the Favorites List. To display the Favorites List, press ENTER while showing a TV channel. For another method to access the Favorites List, follow the directions below.

1 ) Press HOME MENU.

2 ) Select Favorites from the main menu.

Pressing the / button while showing the Channel List or Input List also causes the Favorites List to appear.

Channel List: Display all analog/digital TV channels in each broadcast network group

To display the Channel List, follow the directions below. 1 ) Press HOME MENU.

2 ) Select Channel from the main menu.

Pressing the / button while showing the Favorites List or Input List also causes the Channel List to appear.

Input List: Display external input source names from INPUT 1 through INPUT 7 and PC

To display the Input List, follow the directions below. 1 ) Press HOME MENU.

2 ) Select Input from the main menu.

Pressing the / button while showing the Favorites List or Channel List also causes the Input List to appear.

Note: After selecting the desired channel, pressing ENTER causes the Channel List to close and the selected screen appears. Pressing RETURN or EXIT causes the Channel List to close and the screen before selection returns. Press an arrow button to cycle through the lists when viewing any of the lists.

Favorites

INPUT 6

 

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Set Favorite Channels

Select up to ten (10) channels per list page, up to five pages for a total of 41 favorite channels. To assign channels to your Favorites or All, follow the steps below.

1 ) Access the Favorites Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Channel Mode from the Favorites Setup menu.

3 ) Select All or Favorites from the Channel Mode menu.

• To assign all channels, select All. To assign the registered channels, select Favorites.

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4 ) Select a TV channel to store.

If the screen fails to fit in the window, a scroll bar appears.

Pressing ENTER while watching a TV program also causes the favorite channel list to appear. If the Favorites list is empty, “No Favorites List.” appears.

5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

Alternate Method to Store your Favorite Channels

Use the TOOLS Menu to store TV channels, external input sources including PC, and Home Media Gallery contents. To store channels, follow the steps below.

1 ) Press TOOLS.

The TOOLS Menu appears on screen.

2 ) Select Favorites Entry.

Use the arrow buttons to highlight an option.

3 ) Select On (/ ).

The channel you are watching is stored in the favorite list. To cancel, use the arrow button to select Off.

Notes:

Pressing EXIT, RETURN, or TOOLS again causes the TOOLS Menu to disappear.

Once the maximum number of channels are stored, a warning screen appears.

To quit the procedure before it finishes, press EXIT or RETURN on the remote control.

Sort Favorite Channels

To sort theough the store channels, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Favorites Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Sort Favorites from the Favorites Setup menu.

3 ) Select a channel to move.

4 ) Select a new location then press ENTER.

The selected channel is moved to the new location. To sort another channel(s), repeat Steps 3 and 4.

5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

Edit the Input List

To change name of an Input, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select Label Input from the Option menu.

3 ) Select an input or PC.

The software keyboard appears.

4 ) Enter the new name.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Label

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K

I

D

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

Delete

 

 

 

 

K

L

M

N O P Q R

S

T

Space

 

 

 

 

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

, .

:

;

Caps

 

 

 

&

'

(

)

+

-

*

/

_

@

OK

Cancel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 ) Select OK to save the name and exit the menu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To cancel, press HOME MENU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3.3 Quick Start for Watching Television

Your flat panel TV has many functions and features, some of which you may simply lack the time to set when first installing the panel. To begin watching TV quickly, refer to the basic information within this section. However, when it is convenient, we strongly suggest going through the rest of this manual and learning all that your flat panel TV can do.

3.3.1 Change the Channel/Sub-Channel

With the remote control pointed at the panel’s remote sensor, press the CH + button to sequentially change to the next highest available channel. The CH – button sequentially changes down to the next lowest available channel. Each press of CH + or CH – causes the channel to change sequentially from station to station. To return to the previous channel, press CH RETURN. To toggle between the two channels, press CH RETURN again. Each press of this button switches the channel between these two stations.

Another option for changing the channel is to use the number buttons (0 through 9). Simply press the number buttons in the order needed for that channel. For example, enter Channel 231 as 2 - 3 - 1 or Channel 4 as the single number, 4.

A recent addition to TV viewing is the Sub-channel. A digital channel can be split in to multiple signals. Each signal, called a sub-channel, can carry a different program. To watch a sub-channel, use a combination of number buttons and the dot (.) button. For example, if Channel 5 is digital and has three active sub-channels, enter 5 . 2 to reach the second sub-channel.

Note: To tune in a program more quickly, enter the channel or sub-channel then press CH ENTER.

3.3.2 Adjust the Volume/Sound

With the remote control pointed at the panel’s remote sensor, press and hold VOL+ to increase the sound volume gradually. Holding down VOL– decreases the volume at the same rate. A single press of VOL+ or VOL– causes the volume to adjust by minor increments.

To silence all sound, press MUTING. The muting symbol ( e ) appears on screen. To return the volume to the previous level, press MUTING again. Pressing VOL+ once also increases the volume one step higher than the current level and cancels the muting mode.

If the panel’s default sound level is too loud or too soft, refer to “3.4.6 General Sound (Audio) Adjustment.”

3.3.3 Turn On the Sleep Timer

To save energy and to maximize the life of your flat panel TV, try using the Sleep Timer for occasions when the panel may be left on by accident. The Sleep Timer places the panel in Standby when the selected time elapses. The Sleep Timer provides time periods of 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes. When the Timer is down to five minutes, a reminder appears on screen each minute until the time has elapsed.

To set the Sleep Timer, follow the steps below.

1 ) Access the Sleep Timer through the Setup.

2 ) Select the desired time period.

Select between 30 minutes and 2 hours (120 minutes).

3 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

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The SLEEP indicator on the front of the flat panel TV lights orange when the Sleep Timer is set. To check the remaining time, press TOOLS then select Sleep. “Remain ---min” appears at the top of the menu screen. After checking the time, press EXIT to return to your program without losing the Sleep Timer setting.

Note: When the sleep timer has been set, “Remain ---min” appears at the top of the menu. However, the Video Pattern timer has priority over the sleep timer. When the Video Pattern timer is on, the sleep timer is deactivated. Video Pattern is explained fully later in this manual.

3.4 Adjust the Picture and Sound Quality

Your flat panel TV has many adjustment options for the picture and the sound to make it just right for you. This section provides basic adjustments but for detailed video/audio modifications, refer to “4 Additional Picture and Sound Adjustment Options” and “4.7 Select Alternatives for/to Sound.”

3.4.1 Adjust the Picture for Your Room Lighting

The flat panel TV senses the amount of light in your room and automatically adjusts the screen brightness for the best picture. Bright rooms require stronger coloring so images appear crisp while dimly lit rooms allow the picture to use more subtle coloring. Set the Color Sensor function to On for best coloring possible for the selected image and viewing environment (refer to “2.5 Attach the Color Sensor” on page 26 for details on how to attach the sensor).

The panel ships with the Room Light Sensor turned Off. The sections below provide directions to turn the room lighting sensor and color sensor On/Off.

Room Lighting Sensor

To deactivate/reactivate the room lighting sensor, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select Room Light Sensor from the Option menu.

3 ) Select Mode 1 or Mode 2 (or Off ) from the submenu.

Option

Description

 

 

Off

No effect

 

 

Mode 1

automatically adjusts the picture brightness for the

 

best possible image quality based on the

 

information collected at the Room Light Sensor

 

and Color Sensor

 

 

Mode 2

automatically adjusts the picture brightness and

 

coloring for best image quality possible for the

 

viewing environment based on the information

 

collected at the Room Light Sensor and Color

 

Sensor

 

 

Note: If the color sensor is not in use, adjustments are made for Mode 1 and Mode 2 based on the information collected at the Room Light Sensor.

Game Control Pref

:

Off

Room Light Sensor

:

Off

Screen Protection

 

 

Label Input

 

 

 

 

 

4 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

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Blue LED Dimmer

Adjust the brightness of the POWER ON indicator depending on the brightness level of the viewing area. Setting to Auto toggles the brightness of the indicator between High, Mid and Low to match the brightness level of the viewing area. To set the indicator, follow the directions below.

1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select Blue LED Dimmer from the Option menu.

3 ) Select Auto, High, Mid or Low from the submenu.

4 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

3.4.2 General Picture (Video) Adjustment for an AV Source

The directions below apply to all AV sources except OPTIMUM. If the viewing option is OPTIMUM, your flat panel TV automatically adjusts the picture to the best possible level.

1 ) Access the Picture through the Setup.

2 ) Select an item to be adjusted.

Contrast is used in the example below.

 

Picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AV Selection

:

PERFORMANCE

Contrast

:

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brightness

:

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Color

:

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tint

:

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharpness

:

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro Adjust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 ) Use the arrow buttons (/) to adjust to the desired level.

 

Contrast

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

Reduce Noise from Analog TV

Sometimes electronic signal static can cause imperfections in the picture. This static is called Video Noise. Your flat panel TV can reduce video noise from an analog TV channel, depending on the broadcast signal level. Sometimes the broadcast signal has higher interference levels so that some video noise is noticeable.

This function is only selectable for signals from an antenna. Follow the steps below to reduce noise on an analog TV channel.

1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Analog TV Setup from the System Setup menu.

3 ) Select Manual Adjust from the submenu.

Only analog channels set using Auto Installation are manually adjustable.

4 ) Select Program Entry.

5 ) Select a channel number to be added.

Use the arrow buttons (/) to enter a channel number.

6 ) Select Tuner NR.

7 ) Select On.

The default setting is On.

8 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

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Picture Image Position

Each input source stores the picture adjustment settings for that view. Although repositioning is available in most screen views, when the screen is set to Dot-by-Dot, the Position menu is unavailable. Also, depending on the displayed video, the image position may not change after an adjustment.

To adjust the picture’s horizontal and vertical position, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select Position from the Option menu.

Position

Auto Size

:

Off

Side Mask

 

 

HDMI Input

 

 

HDMI Control Setting

 

 

Blue LED Dimmer

:

Auto

Orbiter

:

Off

Video Pattern

 

 

3 ) Select H/V Position Adjust from the submenu.

4 ) Adjust the vertical and/or horizontal positioning using the arrow buttons.

5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

Restore Default Picture

After making multiple adjustments, it may be difficult to reverse improper settings. To restore the factory default video settings, follow the directions below.

1 ) Highlight Reset from the Picture menu.

2 ) Press ENTER to continue with the picture reset.

A confirmation screen appears asking if settings should be returned to the factory defaults.

3 ) Use the arrow buttons to highlight Yes.

4 ) Press ENTER.

All video settings return to the original default values when selecting options other than OPTIMUM or PC.

When OPTIMUM is selected, video settings for OPTIMUM. AV Selection menus, and Sound Control settings return to the original default values.

3.4.3 Compare Images When Adjusting the Picture

When adjusting the picture, look for an overall improvement by adjusting each parameter or option one at a time. Many small adjustments lead to the best picture for your viewing area. As each option changes, refer back to the previously set image for comparison. This section includes adjustment notes and steps to adjust the flat panel TV’s picture.

Each parameter/option must be adjusted separately. For example, if two options under AV Selection, PERFORMANCE and MOVIE need adjustment, change/compare one option then save the preferred setting before moving on to the other option. Below are other guidelines to follow when adjusting the picture.

Adjustments are available while on the After screen. Trying to make adjustments while on the Before causes a warning message to appear.

Switch to another parameter/option only from the After screen. If viewing the Before screen when selecting another option, the Before data is lost.

Exiting an option from the Before screen stores that previous entry in memory and deactivates the button.

Exiting an option from the After screen stores the new entry in memory and deactivates the TOOLS button.

Moving/changing the AV Selection parameter/option stores the option setting in memory (button continues to work).

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Follow the steps below to adjust options for the preferred picture quality. 1 ) Access the Picture through the Setup.

2 ) Select an option.

3 ) Use the TOOLS button to toggle between the previous and adjusted images.

4 ) Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to continue adjusting the option as needed.

5 ) Repeat Steps 2 through 4 to adjust other picture options.

6 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

Note: if no selections are made within 60 seconds, the menu closes automatically and the current settings are saved to memory.

To exit the menu without saving the changes, switch to the Before screen then press HOME MENU.

3.4.4 Display a Graphical Picture/Sound Adjustment Screen

Selecting OPTIMUM from the AV Selection menu causes the Picture menu to display different AV source submenus. Select On for the Sound Control option to automatically adjust the sound quality, and OPTIMUM Performance provides an on-screen graphic monitor for multiple picture and sound adjustments.

OPTIMUM Performance

OPTIMUM Performance displays on-going picture and sound adjustments using graphical data when selecting OPTIMUM from the AV Selection menu. OPTIMUM Performance provides the following bar graph data:

Analyzer: Histogram, RGB, Room Light, Color Sensor

Picture: Contrast, Brightness, Color, Sharpness, Color Temp, Gamma

Sound: Level

OPTIMUM Performance

[Analyzer]

[Picture] Contrast

 

 

[Sound]

 

 

[OPTIMUM] On

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brightness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Histogram

 

 

 

 

 

Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RGB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharpness

 

 

60 1k 12k(Hz)

 

Room Light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Color Temp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTIMUM On/Off

Color Sensor : Disable

Gamma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To display OPTIMUM Performance, follow the procedure below. 1 ) Access the Picture through the Setup.

2 ) Select AV Selection from the Picture menu.

3 ) Select OPTIMUM from the AV Selection menu.

4 ) Select OPTIMUM Performance from the Picture menu.

The OPTIMUM Performance appears. To cancel the OPTIMUM Performance option, press EXIT.

Note: When OPTIMUM is selected, press and hold DISPLAY on the remote control to show OPTIMUM Performance.

OPTIMUM Performance compares the picture and sound quality between “Off” (unadjusted) and “On” (adjusted using the TOOLS button).

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3.4.5 Sound Control

Setting the Sound Control option to On automatically adjusts to the highest sound quality possible for the selected image and viewing environment. This option is also available when OPTIMUM is selected in the AV Selection menu. To activate Sound Control, follow the procedure below.

1 ) Access the Picture through the Setup.

2 ) Select AV Selection from the Picture menu.

3 ) Select OPTIMUM from the AV Selection menu.

4 ) Select Sound Control from the Picture menu.

5 ) Select On.

6 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

Note: When Sound Control from the Picture menu is selected, the only Sound menu option available is AVC (Auto Volume Control).

3.4.6 General Sound (Audio) Adjustment

Many prefer a heavier base when watching movies or music videos from an AV source or on TV. Others like a more balanced sound. To adjust the sound to your preference, follow the directions below.

1 ) Access the Sound through the Setup.

2 ) Select an option for adjustment.

Treble

:

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bass

:

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance

:

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sound Effect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVC

:

 

 

Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 ) Use the left/right arrow buttons (/) to adjust the option.

Option

Left Button

Right Button

 

 

 

Treble

weakens tone

strengthens tone

 

 

 

Base

weakens tone

strengthens tone

 

 

 

Balance

shifts audio balance to the left

shifts audio balance to the right

 

 

 

4 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

Restore Default Sound Setting

To restore the factory default sound settings, follow the directions below. 1 ) Highlight Reset from the Sound menu.

2 ) Press ENTER to continue with the sound reset.

A confirmation screen appears asking if settings should be returned to the factory defaults.

3 ) Use the arrow buttons to highlight Yes.

4 ) Press ENTER to restore all sound settings to the original default values.

Note: The Auto Volume Control (AVC) setting cannot be restored to the factory default.

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3.5 Block Programs, Channels, or Content

Although blocking programs, channels, or content is optional, some images may be inappropriate for all family members. Your flat panel TV supports a blocking function known as Parental Control. With Parental Control activated, certain material fails to appear on screen if it is beyond your select viewing level. Parental Control uses recognized rating systems but also allows blocks placed at your discretion. This section explains the different blocking functions and how to assign each type.

Note: When watching a TV program, you may see an emergency alert message scrolling at the top of the screen. The television station is broadcasting the emergency message as a test or an alert in a real emergency. The flat panel TV ships with this function active. For information about emergency messages, refer to “3.5.3 Assign a Rating System to Create Blocks”.

3.5.1 Assign a Parental Control (Block) Password

With Parental Control, inappropriate TV programs, VCR recordings, and DVD content can be blocked. When someone attempts to watch a blocked program or content, the flat panel TV displays the password window. Parental Control applies to both analog and digital material.

To ensure that your blocks are not removed in error, the flat panel TV requires a password to change access to blocked programs, channels, or content. The default password for your panel is 1234. We strongly recommend changing the password to a four-digit code that is meaningful to you.

Follow the steps below to change the password. 1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Change Password from the System Setup menu.

Please Input Your Password.

3 ) Enter the current four-digit code using the 0 through 9 buttons.

A confirmation message appears on screen.

4 ) Enter your new password.

5 ) Enter your new password a second time when prompted.

6 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

 

Write your new password:

If you forget your password:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When “Please Input Your

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Password” appears at Step 4,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

press and hold the ENTER button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for three or more seconds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The password reverts to the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

default password, 1234.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3.5.2 Activate Parental Control

The Parental Control function must be active for the panel to block content. If this option is turned Off, blocked programs appear on screen. To activate Parental Control blocking, follow the steps below.

1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Parental Control.

The password entry screen appears.

3 ) Enter your four-digit code using the 0 through 9 buttons.

4 ) Select Status.

Status

:

Off

MPAA Ratings

 

 

TV Parental Guidelines

 

Canadian English Ratings

 

Canadian French Ratings

 

Unavailable Ratings

:

View

Digital Regional Ratings

5 ) Select On to activate Parental Control.

6 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

When a program is blocked, a (B) appears in appropriate rating boxes. If a channel is blocked but the Parental Control system is turned off, the symbol is a (V) and the channel/program is viewable.

 

 

 

 

 

FV

D

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

The lock symbol here marks

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

blocked TV ratings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V

 

 

 

3.5.3 Assign a Rating System to Create Blocks

 

 

 

 

 

Besides choosing to block certain channels, you may use one of the recognized rating systems to block programs

and/or content. Your panel recognizes the following rating systems:

 

 

 

TV ratings

TV Parental Guidelines including unrated programming

Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA for movies)

Canadian English/French rating systems

Note: Your flat panel TV ships with all ratings unblocked.

To block TV or other content using a rating system, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Parental Control from the System Setup menu.

3 ) Select one of the rating systems from the submenu.

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MPAA Ratings menu

TV Parental Guidelines menu

N/A

:

View

G

:

View

PG

:

View

PG-13

:

View

R

:

View

NC-17

:

View

NR

:

View

 

 

 

 

 

FV

D

L

S

V

TV-None

B

 

 

 

 

 

TV-Y

B

 

 

 

 

 

TV-Y7

B

B

 

 

 

 

TV-G

V

 

 

 

 

 

TV-PG

V

 

V

V

V

V

TV-14

V

 

V

V

V

V

TV-MA

V

 

 

V

V

V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canadian English Ratings menu

 

Canadian French Ratings menu

 

 

E

:

View

 

E

:

View

 

 

 

C

:

View

 

G

:

View

 

C8+

:

View

 

8 ans+

:

View

 

G

:

Block

 

13 ans+

:

View

 

PG

:

Block

 

16 ans+

:

View

14+

:

Block

 

18 ans+

:

View

18+

:

Block

 

 

 

 

Unavailable Ratings menu

 

 

Digital Regional Ratings menu

 

 

Status

:

Off

 

Status

:

Off

 

MPAA Ratings

 

 

 

MPAA Ratings

 

 

 

TV Parental Guidelines

 

 

TV Parental Guidelines

 

 

Canadian English Ratings

 

 

Canadian English Ratings

 

 

Canadian French Ratings

 

 

Canadian French Ratings

 

 

Unavailable Ratings

:

View

 

Unavailable Ratings

:

View

 

 

 

Digital Regional Ratings

 

 

Digital Regional Ratings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 ) Use the arrow buttons to highlight a block level for that rating system.

5 ) Press ENTER to reverse the blocked status for the highlighted TV Parental Guideline option.

A block (B) or view (V) symbol appears in appropriate rating boxes. For other rating options, press / to toggle between block and view.

6 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

When a rating is blocked, all more severe ratings are blocked as well. For example, blocking TV rating TV-PG (Parental guidance suggested) automatically blocks TV-14 (Parents strongly cautioned) and TV-MA (Mature audiences only). In turn, unblocking a rating causes less severe ratings to become automatically available.

Program Rating of “None”

The flat panel TV also provides a rating setting that blocks programs with a rating of None. The US TV Parental Guidelines Rating system identifies programs with a None rating level. Examples of programs with a rating of None are as follows:

• Emergency Bulletins (such as EAS messages, weather warning and others)

• Locally originated programming

• Public Service Announcements

• News

• Politics

• Religion

• Sports

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To block a program with a rating of None, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Parental Control from the System Setup menu.

3 ) Select TV Parental Guidelines from the Parental Control menu.

4 ) Select TV-None from the submenu.

5 ) Select an option (View or Block ).

6 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

Refer to “8.1 Ratings Charts (for Various Audience Classifications)” for detailed information about the different rating systems.

Block Not Rated Programs

With some TV programs, the rating information is unavailable. To block these programs, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Parental Control from the System Setup menu.

3 ) Select Unavailable Ratings from the Parental Control menu.

4 ) Select an option (View or Block ).

5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

Note: Your flat panel TV ships with this option set to View.

New Ratings System for Digital Broadcasts

Some Digital broadcasts carry new ratings that are not compatible with the panel’s original Parental Control settings. When first tuning to one of these broadcasts, the Digital Regional Ratings menu appears on screen. Change the Parental Control settings to handle the new ratings. Otherwise, previous blocked ratings may become unblocked.

Note: Adding the new rating does not cause programs with this rating system to be blocked automatically.

To add the new rating system to your panel, follow the directions below.

1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Parental Control from the System Setup menu.

3 ) Select Digital Regional Ratings from the submenu.

A list of available ratings appears.

4 ) Select from the available ratings.

5 ) Select a level from the available ratings.

6 ) Select View or Block.

7 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

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Delete a New Ratings System

If an added ratings system is no longer needed, delete the ratings system from your flat panel TV. It is unnecessary to remove blocks from individual channels or programs. Deleting the ratings line removes any/all blocks initiated with that system.

1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Parental Control from the System Setup menu.

3 ) Select Digital Regional Ratings from the submenu.

4 ) Select RRT Reset to delete the new ratings system from the flat panel TV.

The message “Reset digital regional ratings?” appears.

5 ) Select OK.

6 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

While the Parental Control menu is open, the status display remains unchanged even if the system receives broadcasts carrying new ratings.

3.5.4 Temporarily Remove a Block

The password entry screen appears when detecting the blocked rating signals (with the picture and sound turned off). Entering your four-digit password allows you to view the program until your flat panel TV is placed into Standby or turned Off. To temporarily remove a block, follow the steps below.

1 ) Tune the flat panel TV to the blocked channel.

2 ) Wait for the Block message to appear on screen.

3 ) Enter the four-digit password.

The password window appears. When a four-digit password is entered, or no operation is performed within 60 seconds, the window disappears. To recall the window after it disappears, change the channel or input source then return before repeating the above steps.

Please Input Your Password.

For INPUT 2 (except 480i signals) and INPUT 4 through INPUT 7, the password entry screen appears when Block is selected from the Unavailable Ratings menu.

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3.6 Smart Starts for New Owners

Many of the flat panel TV features make it easy to use but also environmentally friendlier. This section explains how to extend the life of your panel while being energy efficient. We suggest applying all of the following functions below for the simplest usage, best quality, and longest life span.

3.6.1 Use the TOOLS Menu

 

 

To change the current menu to another option, the on-screen TOOLS Menu provides short-cuts to the available

selections even while watching a program. To display the menu, press TOOLS on the remote control. The menus

shown in this section differ, depending upon the menu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXIT

TOOLS

 

TELEVISION

Sound

 

SAT GUIDE

 

 

TOOLS

 

 

 

 

Random

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD

 

 

All

Play Mode : Single

Repeat

TOP MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-B Repeat

 

ENTER

 

 

 

Time Search

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOME

RETURN

 

 

 

 

MENU

 

The TOOLS Menu provides short-cuts to the selectable menu options

 

 

 

 

 

SAT / DVD MENU

 

 

while watching a program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use the arrow buttons to toggle between options. The setting is complete as soon as the selected option appears in the center of the screeen. When showing two screens, the TOOLS Menu appears on the main screen.

3.6.2 Extend Your Panel Life

This function provides short-cuts to your panel’s longer service life. Your flat panel TV includes the Screen Protection option. Activating this option causes the panel to automatically select the several different features that can prolong the life of your panel and help alleviate after-image ghosts or burn-in. To set this option, follow the steps below.

1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select Screen Protection from the Option menu.

A confirmation screen appears.

3 ) Select Yes from the submenu.

The following settings are automatically entered: •Auto Size: Wide-Zoom

•Side Mask - Detection: Mode 1 •Orbiter (AV source): Mode 1 •Orbiter (PC source): Mode 1 •Energy Save: Mode 1

4 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

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3.6.3 Turn On the Image Orbiter

A built-in feature to protect against burn-in is the Orbiter function. Orbiter automatically changes the position of the picture imperceptibly while the image is on screen. To activate the Orbiter, follow the steps below. To cancel this function, select Off in Step 3.

1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select Orbiter from the Option menu.

3 ) Select Mode 1 or Mode 2.

AV source Mode 1: for any screen mode except Dot by Dot

AV source Mode 2: for all available screen modes

PC source Mode 1: to enable the Orbiter

PC source Mode 2: to smooth the text/character appearance

4 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

Note: The farthest edges of an image may be hidden at times as the picture position shifts. Also, when the Orbiter function is set to Mode 1 or Mode 2, the image may appear to drop slightly on the screen.

3.6.4 Trigger the Screen-Saving Video Pattern Periodically

The Video Pattern function causes the screen to appear white, which helps to alleviate after-image ghosts or burnin. While the Video Pattern screen is on, only the remote’s TV (a) button and the panel’s STANDBY/ON button is available. The panel automatically switches to Standby one hour after running the Video Pattern screen. To cancel the Video Pattern screen, press the remote’s TV (a) or the panel’s STANDBY/ON.

To activate the Video Pattern screen, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select Video Pattern from the Option menu.

A confirmation screen appears.

3 ) Select Start from the submenu.

The Video Pattern screen appears.

4 ) Leave the panel alone for a minimum of one hour.

Note: The Video Pattern timer has priority over Sleep Timer, No Signal off, and No Power off (Power Management) settings.

3.6.5 Activate Energy Save to Reduce Power Usage

The Energy Save option decreases picture brightness and lowers power consumption. The recommended setting, Energy Save Mode 1, extends the life of your panel while keeping power usage at a minimum.

Follow the steps below to activate an Energy Save option. 1 ) Access the Power Control through the Setup.

2 ) Select Energy Save from the menu.

3 ) Select an option from the Energy Save submenu.

Option

Description

 

 

Off

No effect

 

 

Mode 1

consumes less power than Off

 

 

Mode 2

consumes less power than Mode 1

 

 

4 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

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Options

To take advantage of all that your flat panel TV offers, browse this chapter for features and functions that enhance your viewing experience. Most sections deal with adjusting the picture and arranging screen/menu items while the remaining sections provide sound and power management options. Apply as many or as few of these changes as desired.

4.1 Choose an AV Option (Video, Game, etc.)

Similar to the purpose for the room light sensor, the AV Option or Selection depends upon the brightness of the environment and the program or movie on screen. Images can be from either an AV Source or from a PC. Both sources are discussed below.

Choose from among the seven AV Selections for the best image from an external AV Source. Use either the remote control or the Home Menu to select the AV source. For a PC, skip down to “4.1.3 Choose a PC Source.” If the AV source is a Game Control, select GAME and refer to “4.1.4 Set the Panel to Recognize a Game Console” for more information.

4.1.1 AV Source through the Remote Control

Follow the directions below to set an AV Selection for an external AV Source using the remote control.

1 ) Press AV SELECTION on the remote control.

The current AV selection appears.

2 ) Press AV SELECTION again before the displayed mode disappears.

Each press cycles the options in the order shown below.

AV Selection

Description

 

 

OPTIMUM

automatically adjusts the image quality for the

 

brightness level of the viewing area (shared by

 

external input and TV input sources)

 

 

PERFORMANCE

for a highly defined image in a normally bright

 

room (shared by external input and TV input

 

sources)

 

 

PURE

reflects input signals as faithfully as possible for

 

checking image materials, for example (shared by

 

external input and TV input sources)

 

 

MOVIE

for movies (shared by external input and TV input

 

sources)

 

 

SPORT

for sports programs (shared by external input and

 

TV input sources)

 

 

GAME

lowers image brightness for easier viewing (shared

 

by external input and TV input sources)

 

 

Standard

allows customizing settings as desired (set the

 

mode for each input source)

 

 

3 ) Allow the AV Selection screen to disappear.

When the screen disappears, the panel locks in last viewed option and the menu closes.

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4.1.2 Choose an AV Source through the Home Menu

The other method for choosing an AV Selection uses the Home Menu. Follow the directions below to set an AV Selection for an external AV Source.

The AV Selection, OPTIMUM, automatically adjusts to the highest image quality possible for the selected source and viewing environment. Your flat panel TV employs advanced sound reproduction technologies, such as SRS WOW HDTM, OPTIMUM also automatically adjusts to the optimum sound for the selected scene. This process is gradual so changes to the tint and brightness may be visible. This is normal and is not a malfunction.

To choose an AV source through the Home Menu, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Picture through the Setup.

2 ) Select AV Selection from the Picture menu.

3 ) Select an option from the submenu.

 

 

AV Selection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTIMUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When OPTIMUM is selected,

 

 

PERFORMANCE

 

 

 

 

images are adjusted automatically

 

 

PURE

 

 

 

 

based on the information collected

 

 

MOVIE

 

 

 

 

at the Room Light Sensor, as well

 

 

SPORT

 

 

 

 

as the Color Sensor (when in use).

 

 

GAME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture

 

AV Selection

:

OPTIMUM

 

 

 

PureCinema

 

 

Sound Control

:

Off

OPTIMUM Performance

Reset

(Submenu when OPTIMUM is selected for AV Selection)

4 ) Press HOME MENU to close and exit the menu.

4.1.3 Choose a PC Source

From a PC, choose between the two AV Selections for the best image. The options are as follows:

STANDARD: for a highly defined image in a normally bright room

USER: allows customizing settings as desired for each input source

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4.1.4 Set the Panel to Recognize a Game Console

When adding a game console to your flat panel TV, use the Game function to establish a preference for image quality or for operability.

To have the panel store your Game preference, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select Game Control Pref from the menu.

3 ) Select On (operability preferred) or Off (image quality preferred).

4 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

To activate the Game Control Pref option, set the AV Selection to GAME and use an external input (unless the source is coming from a PC). When a PC source menu is on screen, the Game Control Pref option is ignored. Also, the Game Control Pref option for operability (on) is ignored during multi-screen viewing (refer to “4.4 View in Multi-Screen”) or image freezing (refer to “4.5 Freeze the Picture”).

4.2 Adjust Specific Picture Elements

Plasma technology delivers one of the best images available today. However, the viewing area/environment and personal preferences affect how the picture appears. This section provides methods to adjust the picture and sound for your best viewing experience.

4.2.1 Choose a Screen Size (Automatically or Manually)

Automatic Screen Sizing

The flat panel TV can automatically select an appropriate screen size for the incoming video signal from a connected HDMI device. To allow automatic screen sizing, follow the steps below.

1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select Auto Size from the Option menu.

3 ) Select Natural or Wide-Zoom from the submenu.

Option

Description

 

 

Off

deactivates the Auto Size function

 

 

Natural

adjusts the image to the screen size

 

 

Wide-Zoom

enlarges and displays only the 4:3 aspect ratio

 

portion in full and wide screen

 

 

4 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

Note: When a video signal contains no aspect ratio information, the Automatic Screen Size function is unavailable.

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Manual Screen Sizing

Manually select an appropriate screen size if an image fails to appear in the correct format. Browse the menu for the correct screen size for a specific program.

The selectable screen sizes differ depending on the types of input signals. While watching a TV broadcast, press SCREEN SIZE on the remote control to cycle the picture through Auto, FULL, Dot by Dot, ZOOM, CINEMA, 4:3, WIDE, WIDE 1 and WIDE 2. Freely change the screen size during broadcasts or video from other input sources. Auto is available when receiving HD broadcasts.

The following chart provides information about how the screen appears for each option.

AV Option

Description

 

 

Auto

adds side masks or displays the image in full

 

screen when detecting HD pictures containing side

 

masks. See Detect Masks on page 62.

 

 

FULL

squeezes 16:9 images

 

 

Dot by Dot

matches input signal to the same number of screen

 

pixels (available for 1080i or 1080p signals only)

 

 

ZOOM

bars may appear on the top and bottom on some

 

programs that are 16:9 letterbox

 

 

CINEMA

bars may appear on the top and bottom on some

 

programs that are 14:9 letterbox (available for SD

 

signals only)

 

 

4:3

side bars appear on each side

 

 

WIDE

pictures progressively stretch toward each side

 

(available for SD signals only)

 

 

WIDE 1

pictures progressively stretch toward each side

 

(available for HD signals only)

 

 

WIDE 2

pictures evenly stretch toward each side (available

 

for HD signals only)

 

 

PC Option

Description

 

 

4:3

fills without altering the input signal aspect ratio

 

 

FULL

shows 16:9 screen display

 

 

With WIDE 1 or WIDE 2 selected, a High Definition (HD) TV broadcast may crop part of an image or menu. If an image or menu appears cut or runs off the screen, change the option to FULL.

Avoid showing signals that fill only part of the screen. Images that fail to fill the screen may cause temporary or permanent image retention depending on the frequency and duration. For example, an HD broadcast with side masks (4:3 content) causes uneven wear of the plasma cells. If side masks appear around a broadcast, after that program or movie is over, switch to a full screen motion video. This action helps the panel balance wear for the plasma cells and guard against after-image issues. For more information about Masks, refer to “4.3.1 Adjust for Screen Masking (black bars on sides).”

Note: Not all broadcast programs carry alternative screen sizes.

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4.2.2 Correct the Picture for an AV or PC Source

 

 

 

Although picture adjustments are to your personal preferences, often the source causes unanticipated image

 

changes. Your flat panel TV offers several adjustment options.

 

AV Source

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Option

Left Arrow

Right Arrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contrast

less contrast

more contrast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brightness

dimmer

brighter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Color

decreased intensity

increased intensity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tint

purplish skin tones

greenish skin tones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharpness

softer definition

crisper definition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC Source

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Option

Left Arrow

Right Arrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contrast

less contrast

more contrast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brightness

dimmer

brighter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red

weaker color

stronger color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green

weaker color

stronger color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue

weaker color

stronger color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To correct the picture for an AV or a PC source, follow the steps below.

 

1 ) Access the Picture through the Setup.

 

 

 

2 ) Select an option to adjust.

 

 

 

AV Source

 

PC Source

 

 

Picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AV Selection

:

PERFORMANCE

Contrast

:

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brightness

:

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Color

:

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tint

:

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharpness

:

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro Adjust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture

 

 

 

 

 

AV Selection

:

STANDARD

Contrast

:

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brightness

:

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red

:

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green

:

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue

:

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 ) Select the desired level for that option using the left/right arrows (/).

 

Contrast

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 ) Repeat the process for any additional adjustments.

5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu after all adjustments are complete.

Note: Reset returns all settings to the factory defaults.

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4.3 Assign Advanced Picture Functions

Your flat panel TV provides various advanced functions for optimizing the picture quality that go beyond the basic adjustments explained earlier in this manual. This section explores the value offered through Pioneer’s Pro Adjust High Definition (HD) support, top quality blacks, better balanced whites, and overall color improvements.

4.3.1 Adjust for Screen Masking (black bars on sides)

Screen Masks fill areas on both sides of a picture. Some content fails to fill the screen so bars appear on each side of the picture. This section explains how to adjust screen masking.

Detect Masks

Some HD broadcasts transmit in 4:3 content with side masks. Side masks are black bars that appear on the picture’s left and right sides. If the flat panel TV’s Screen Size is set to Natural during the Auto Size process, gray bars replace the black bars. When the panel is set to Wide-Zoom, the bars are hidden. These responses reduce after-image concerns.

To allow the panel to detect side masks, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select Side Mask from the Option menu.

3 ) Select Detection from the submenu.

4 ) Select Mode 1 or Mode 2 to activate Side Mask Detection.

Mode 1 detects only black side masks and Mode 2 detects both black and illustrated side masks. Select Off to deactivate this function.

5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

6 ) Confirm that the word “AUTO” appears in the InfoBanner.

Video signals can affect the Side Mask Detection function differently. For High Definition broadcasts, if Side Mask Detection is on, the panel automatically detects images containing side masks and shows the picture in full screen. Cycle the screen size to select Auto for video signals without aspect ratio information.

Video content also can affect the Side Mask Detection function. If a detection error occurs when trying to watch HD content, manually change the screen size to the proper setting for the content.

HD Wide Mode

The HD Wide Mode allows selecting the display mode (WIDE 1 or WIDE 2) when detecting side masks that appear in a 4:3 image. This option is available when the Auto Size menu is set to Wide-Zoom and Side Mask Detection to Mode 1 or Mode 2. To allow the HD Wide Mode, follow the steps below.

1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select Side Mask from the Option menu.

3 ) Select HD Wide Mode from the submenu.

4 ) Select Mode 1 or Mode 2 to activate HD Wide Mode.

Mode 1: screen mode sets to WIDE 1 when detecting side masks.

Mode 2: screen mode sets to WIDE 2 when detecting side masks.

5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

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Lighten Side Masks

If content appears with bars (side masks) on each side of a picture when the screen size is 4:3 and Side Mask Detection is set to Mode 1 or Mode 2, the bars automatically change from black to gray. However, the gray is fairly dark. To change the bars to a lighter shade of gray, follow the steps below.

1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select Side Mask from the Option menu.

3 ) Select Brightness Sync. from the submenu.

4 ) Select the desired parameter.

Parameter

Description

 

 

Fixed

sets the same brightness for gray side masks

 

 

Auto

adjusts the side mask brightness according to the

 

brightness of screen images

 

 

5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

4.3.2 Select a PureCinema Level for High Quality Image

Pioneer’s PureCinema automatically detects and analyses a film-based source (originally encoded at 24 frames/ second) then recreates each still film frame for HD picture quality. The function supports both film and text material.

To set the PureCinema level for your HD material, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Picture through the Setup.

With AV Selection set to OPTIMUM, go to Step 2.

With AV Selection set to any options other than OPTIMUM, select Pro Adjust then go to Step 2.

2 ) Select PureCinema from the submenu.

3 ) Select Film Mode or Text Optimization depending on the material.

4 ) Select the desired parameter.

Mode

Parameter

Description

 

 

 

Film Mode

Off

deactivates PureCinema

 

 

 

 

Standard (not available for

automatically detects recorded

 

input signals 480p, 720p @60

image data when displaying

 

Hz, or 1080p @60 Hz)

DVD or high-definition images

 

 

(e.g., movies) having 24 frames

 

 

per second for smooth and vivid

 

 

playback

 

 

 

 

Smooth (not available for input

produces smoother and more

 

signals 1080p @60 Hz)

vivid moving images

 

 

 

 

Advance (not available for input

converts theatre-quality images

 

signals 1080p @60 Hz)

to 72 Hz when displaying DVD

 

 

images (e.g., movies) having 24

 

 

frames per second for smooth

 

 

and vivid playback

 

 

 

Text

Off

deactivates text optimization

 

 

 

Optimization

On

improves subtitle display

 

 

quality

 

 

 

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5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

Note: Activating the Game Control Pref setting under the Option menu disables the PureCinema setting.

4.3.3 Select an Intelligent Mode Option

Use this function to optimize color tones and brightness for images.

To select the Intelligent Mode, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Picture through the Setup.

2 ) Select Pro Adjust from the Picture menu.

3 ) Select Intelligent Mode from the submenu.

4 ) Select Mode 1 or Mode 2 (or Off).

5 ) Select the desired parameter.

Parameter

Description

 

 

Off

No effect

 

 

Mode 1

compensates for more effective picture adjustment

 

 

Mode 2

compensates for appropriate picture adjustment

 

 

6 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

Note: As this function automatically optimizes image quality, this process is gradual so changes to the tint and brightness may be visible. This is normal and is not a malfunction.

4.3.4 Select the Picture Detail Options

The Picture Detail function provides five adjustment options: DRE Picture, Black Level, ACL, Enhancer Mode and Gamma for enhanced image contrast, sharpness and image gradation characteristics.

To select the Picture Detail options, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Picture through the Setup.

2 ) Select Pro Adjust from the Picture menu.

3 ) Select Picture Detail from the submenu.

4 ) Select DRE Picture, Black Level, ACL, Enhancer Mode or Gamma.

5 ) Select the desired parameter.

 

Option

Parameter

Description

 

 

 

 

 

DRE Picture (emphasizes

Off

No effect

 

image contrast between

 

 

 

High

enhances DRE picture

 

brightness and darkness)

 

 

 

 

 

Mid

standard DRE picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low

moderate DRE picture

 

 

 

 

 

Black Level (emphasizes dark

Off

No effect

 

portion of images for enhanced

 

 

 

On

activates Black Level

 

contrast)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACL (compensates images for

Off

No effect

 

optimum contrast

 

 

 

On

activates ACL

 

characteristics)

 

 

 

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Option

Parameter

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enhancer Mode (selects

1

selects Hard (SHARPNESS)

 

 

processing of the image’s high

 

image

 

 

frequency (detailed) area)

 

 

 

 

2

selects Natural (SHARPNESS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

selects Soft (SHARPNESS)

 

 

 

 

image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gamma (adjusts the gamma

1

selects gamma

 

 

characteristics)

 

characteristics 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

selects gamma

 

 

 

 

characteristics 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

selects gamma

 

 

 

 

characteristics 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

 

 

 

4.3.5 Adjust the Color Temperature

 

 

 

Adjust the Color Temperature for better white balance.

 

 

To set the color temperature level, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Picture through the Setup.

2 ) Select Pro Adjust from the Picture menu.

3 ) Select Color Detail from the Pro Adjust menu.

4 ) Select Color Temp from the submenu.

5 ) Select the desired parameter.

Parameter

Description

 

 

High

white with bluish tone

 

 

Mid-High

intermediate tone between High and Mid

 

 

Mid

natural tone

 

 

Mid-Low

intermediate tone between Mid and Low

 

 

Low

white with reddish tone

 

 

Manual

adjusts to your preference

 

 

To make fine adjustments, select Manual, press and hold ENTER for more than three seconds. The “Manual adjustment” screen appears. Go to Step 6.

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6 ) Select the desired item.

Item

 

Left Arrow

Right Arrow

 

 

 

 

R High

(fine adjustment for

weaker red

stronger red

 

bright portions)

 

 

G High

weaker green

stronger green

 

 

 

 

 

B High

 

weaker blue

stronger blue

 

 

 

 

R Low

(fine adjustment for dark

weaker red

stronger red

 

portions)

 

 

G Low

weaker green

stronger green

 

 

 

 

 

B Low

 

weaker blue

stronger blue

 

 

 

 

To adjust another item, press RETURN then repeat Steps 5 and 6.

7 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

4.3.6 Use CTI and Color Space

Use the Color Transient Improvement (CTI) and Color Space options to further enhance the picture to your preference.

To set the CTI and Color Space options, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Picture through the Setup.

2 ) Select Pro Adjust from the Picture menu.

3 ) Select Color Detail from the Pro Adjust menu. 4 ) Select CTI or Color Space from the submenu. 5 ) Select the desired parameter.

Option

Parameter

Description

 

 

 

CTI

Off

No effect

 

 

 

 

On

activates CTI

 

 

 

Color Space

1

optimized for vivid, vibrant color reproduction

 

 

 

 

2

standard color reproduction

 

 

 

6 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

4.3.7 Use the Color Management

Use the Color Management option to fine adjust the coloring of images.

To set the Color Management option, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Picture through the Setup.

2 ) Select Pro Adjust from the Picture menu.

3 ) Select Color Detail from the Pro Adjust menu. 4 ) Select Color Management from the submenu.

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5 ) Select the desired parameter.

 

 

 

Color Management

 

 

R

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 ) Select the desired level.

Item

Left Arrow

Right Arrow

 

 

 

R

closer to magenta

closer to yellow

 

 

 

Y

closer to red

closer to green

 

 

 

G

closer to yellow

closer to cyan

 

 

 

C

closer to green

closer to blue

 

 

 

B

closer to cyan

closer to magenta

 

 

 

M

closer to blue

closer to red

 

 

 

To adjust another item, press RETURN then repeat Steps 5 and 6.

7 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

4.3.8 Reduce Noise from the Image

Use the video noise reduction features for clear and crisp images. Refer to the following table for available noise reduction functions.

To select the Noise Reduction options, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Picture through the Setup.

2 ) Select Pro Adjust from the Picture menu.

3 ) Select Noise Reduction from the Pro Adjust menu.

4 ) Select 3DNR, Field NR, Block NR or Mosquito NR.

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5 ) Select the desired parameter.

 

Option

Parameter

Description

 

 

 

 

 

3DNR (3-dimensional Noise

Off

No effect

 

Reduction)

 

 

 

High

enhances DNR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mid

standard DNR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low

moderate DNR

 

 

 

 

 

Field NR (removes glimmer for

Off

No effect

 

more natural image)

 

 

 

High

enhances Field NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mid

standard Field NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low

moderate Field NR

 

 

 

 

 

Block NR (reduces noise in HD

Off

No effect

 

images)

 

 

 

On

activates Block NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mosquito NR (reduces

Off

No effect

 

mosquito noise in DVD and HD

 

 

 

On

activates Mosquito NR

 

images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

 

 

4.3.9 Adjust Color Signals

The 3DYC function optimizes characteristics for separating brightness signals and color signals while the I-P Mode provides optimum conversion from interlace signals to progressive signals. Use these options to adjust color signals for both video and still images.

To select the 3DYC and I-P Mode options, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Picture through the Setup.

2 ) Select Pro Adjust from the Picture menu.

3 ) Select Others from the Pro Adjust menu.

4) Select 3DYC or I-P Mode.

5) Select the desired parameter.

Option

Parameter

Description

 

 

 

3DYC

Off

No effect

 

 

 

 

High

enhances 3DYC

 

 

 

 

Mid

standard 3DYC

 

 

 

 

Low

moderate 3DYC

 

 

 

I-P Mode

1

optimizes video images

 

 

 

 

2

standard setting

 

 

 

 

3

optimizes still images

 

 

 

6 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

 

Notes: 3DYC is available when connected to only the video terminal at INPUT 1, INPUT 2 or INPUT 3 or when

 

analog tuner is selected.

 

I-P Mode is unavailable when the selected mode is On for Game Control Pref or when input signal is 480p,

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4.4 View in Multi-Screen

The flat panel TV can show multiple screens at the same time; two-screen or picture-in-picture. The pictures may be reversed (in 2-screen and P-in-P) or moved to various locations on the screen (P-in-P).

2-Screen

 

Picture-in-Picture (P-in-P)

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.4.1 Split/Swap/Shift the Screen

To split the screen so that two channels appear, press the SPLIT button on the remote control. Each press of the button cycles the screen through two-screen, picture-in-picture, and single-screen views.

To switch the images between screen sides/locations, press the SWAP button.

To move the Picture-In-Picture (P-in-P) small image counter-clockwise, press the SHIFT button.

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TV

Press SPLIT to cycle through the

 

INPUT

 

different multi-screen views.

 

 

1

2

3

4

Press SWAP to switch the position

 

 

 

TV/DTV

of the two screens.

 

 

 

5

6

7

 

Press SHIFT to move the position of

 

 

AV

DISPLAY

SCREEN

the small screen counter-clockwise.

 

SELECTION

SIZE

PC

 

 

 

 

 

FREEZE

 

 

 

SPLIT

 

SWAP

SHIFT

The multi-screen function is unavailable when viewing source from a single input or from two external input sources.

Warning: Displaying pictures in multi-screen mode for an extended period may cause an after-image.

To return to a single picture, press EXIT.

Another option is to select a multi-screen mode from the TOOLS Menu. To select a multi-screen mode, follow the steps below.

1 ) Press TOOLS.

The TOOLS Menu appears on screen.

2 ) Select Split, Swap or Shift from the menu.

Use the arrow buttons to highlight an option (then press ENTER if you select Swap).

3 ) Select a mode.

Select Off, 2-screen or P-in-P for the Split mode. The selected mode is displayed in the center of the TOOLS Menu.

4.5 Freeze the Picture

During fast-action sequences or detailed pictures, try capturing the image with the FREEZE option. FREEZE allows you to better understand the action or picture details if desired. To freeze a picture from a TV broadcast or movie, follow the steps below.

1 ) Press FREEZE to create a still image picture

 

 

 

 

(copy) of the currently showing image.

TV

 

 

 

The copy appears to the right of the still-moving

 

 

 

 

video sequence thus splitting the screen.

 

INPUT

 

2 ) Press FREEZE again to release the image.

1

2

3

4

 

 

 

TV/DTV

The frozen image disappears, returning the

 

 

 

5

6

7

 

picture to a single screen with the video

 

 

AV

DISPLAY

SCREEN

sequence still in progress.

 

SELECTION

SIZE

PC

 

 

 

• With the screen split, an image cannot be frozen.

 

FREEZE

 

 

SPLIT

 

SWAP

SHIFT

A warning message appears if you attempt to

 

 

 

 

 

use this function when there is already a frozen

 

 

 

 

image on screen. If an image is left frozen on the screen, the panel automatically releases the image after

five minutes.

 

 

 

 

Note: Using FREEZE for an extended period may cause an after-image.

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4.6 Use the Banner Feature

When tuning in a TV channel or an input signal changes, any available information appears on the screen if the signal carries information about the program (see InfoBanner below). Pressing DISPLAY causes the InfoBanner (additional) to appear. Press EXIT or DISPLAY again to hide the banner.

 

InfoBanner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D00001.000

ABCDEFGH

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

STEREO

 

 

9:30AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

 

4

 

 

 

5

6

 

 

 

 

InfoBanner (additional)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D00001.000

ABCDE

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

STEREO

 

 

9:30AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7:07PM

-8:08PM

PRT

_10 PGTV V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

8

 

9 1011 12

1

-Broadcast signal (Digital/Analog) 7

-Program time schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

-Channel number

 

 

8

-Parental Control information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

-Station name

 

 

9

-Parental icon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

-Program title

 

 

10 -Parental name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

-Sound multiplex information

11 -Signal information (HD/SD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

-Current time

 

 

 

 

12 -Favorite icon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A separate banner also appears at the bottom of the screen showing the AV Selection mode (bottom left) and screen size (bottom right).

The above information is only appears if it is included in the broadcast signal. During multi-screen mode, the banner appears in both main and sub screens.

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4.7 Select Alternatives for/to Sound

There are four sound alternatives for your flat panel TV; CC, MTS, SAP, and Sound Effect. This section defines each of these alternatives then explains how/when to use.

4.7.1 Activate Closed Captioning (CC)

Your flat panel TV is equipped with an internal closed caption (CC) decoder. CC allows conversations, narration, and sound effects in TV programs and home videos to appear as subtitles on the screen. For digital channels, some parameters can be changed such as the text font and color. However, not all programs/videos offer closed caption. Please look for the ““ symbol to confirm that the channel or program provides closed captioning.

To activate closed captioning when available, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Closed Captions from the System Setup menu.

3 ) Select Status from the submenu.

4 ) Select an option.

Parameter

Description

 

 

Off

does not show closed captioning (default)

 

 

On

shows closed captioning when available

 

 

On If Mute

shows closed captions only while sound is muted

 

 

5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

Types of Closed Caption

Broadcast TV offers different types of closed captioning. Your flat panel TV provides support for the recognized types on Analog programming as well as Digital signals that carry analog closed captions.

CC 1, CC 2, CC 3, or CC 4: provides subtitles with a full view of the picture

Text 1, Text 2, Text 3, or Text 4: superimposes other information (e.g. weather) that is independent of the TV program in progress

To change the closed caption type from the default CC 1, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Closed Captions from the System Setup menu.

3 ) Select Analog Settings from the submenu.

4 ) Select the desired closed caption.

Status

:

Off

Analog Settings

:

CC 1

Digital Settings

 

 

 

 

 

5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

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Closed Caption for Digital Programs

There are six different closed caption options for digital programming, called Service levels. The Primary Caption Service is on Service 1 and the Secondary Language Service is on Service 2. More information about these offerings is found later in this chapter.

To change the digital closed caption from the default Service 1, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Closed Captions from the System Setup menu.

3 ) Select Digital Settings from the submenu.

4 ) Select Digital Service.

5 ) Select the desired closed caption service level (/).

Digital Settings

Digital Service

:

Service 1

Font Size

:

Auto

Font

:

Auto

Font Color

:

Auto

Font Opacity

:

Auto

Background Color

:

Auto

Background Opacity :

Auto

6 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

To change the appearance of closed captioning on a digital program, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the System Setup through the Setup.

2 ) Select Closed Captions from the System Setup menu.

3 ) Select Digital Settings from the submenu.

4 ) Select an option to change.

5 ) Select the desired parameter for that option.

The default parameter for each option is Auto.

Option

Description

 

 

Font Size

Auto, Large, Standard, Small

 

 

Font1

Auto, Font 1, Font 2, Font 3, Font 4, Font 5, Font 6,

 

Font 7

 

 

Font Color

Auto, Black, White, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow,

 

Magenta, Cyan

 

 

Font Opacity

Auto, Solid, Transparent, Translucent, Flashing

 

 

Background Color

Auto, Black, White, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow,

 

Magenta, Cyan

 

 

Background Opacity

Auto, Solid, Transparent, Translucent

 

 

1 Font 1 (monospaced with serifs)/ Font 2 (proportionally spaced with serifs)/ Font 3 (monospaced without serifs)/ Font 4 (proportionally spaced without serifs)/ Font 5 (casual font)/ Font 6 (cursive font)/ Font 7 (small capitals font)

6 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

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4.7.2 Switch Languages Using MTS

 

 

Multi-channel Television Sound (MTS) allows switching the audible

 

 

language if it is available for that program. Available languages differ

EXIT

TOOLS

depending on the current broadcast.

SAT GUIDE

 

 

 

When watching a digital TV program that provides multi language

DVD

 

TOP MENU

 

services, follow the steps below.

ENTER

 

1 ) Press TOOLS on the remote control.

 

HOME

 

The TOOLS Menu appears on screen.

RETURN

MENU

 

2 ) Select MTS from the TOOLS Menu.

SAT / DVD MENU

 

3 ) Select English, Français or Español.

A digital TV program without sound or language information causes “N/ A” to appear on the screen. For languages other than English, French, or Spanish, the word “Others” appears instead. If the selected language is available when the channel or program is changed, that language is heard.

4.7.3 Select SAP

When watching TV programs on the VHF/UHF frequencies or from analog cable TV channels, the TOOLS button can activate Stereo Sound and/or Secondary Audio Programs (SAP) if available.

To select Stereo/SAP options, follow the steps below. 1 ) Press TOOLS.

The TOOLS Menu appears on screen.

2 ) Select MTS from the TOOLS Menu.

3 ) Select STEREO, SAP or MONO.

The chart below breaks down the Stereo/SAP options.

 

 

 

STEREO mode

 

 

SAP mode

 

MONO mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEREO

 

 

 

 

SAP

 

MONO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEREO mode

 

 

SAP mode

 

MONO mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEREO

 

 

 

 

SAP

 

MONO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEREO

9:30AM

 

 

 

STEREO (SAP)

9:30AM

 

MONO (SAP)

9:30AM

 

 

MONO

9:30AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In STEREO mode

In STEREO mode

In STEREO mode

 

In STEREO mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEREO

9:30AM

 

 

 

SAP (STEREO)

9:30AM

 

SAP (MAIN)

9:30AM

 

 

MAIN

9:30AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In SAP mode

 

 

 

 

In SAP mode

 

 

 

In SAP mode

 

 

 

In SAP mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONO

9:30AM

 

 

 

MONO (SAP)

9:30AM

 

MONO (SAP)

9:30AM

 

 

MONO

9:30AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In MONO mode

In MONO mode

In MONO mode

 

In MONO mode

STEREO signals

STEREO + SAP

MONO + SAP

 

MONO signals

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When stereo sound is difficult to hear, manually switch to MONO for clearer sound. The panel’s sound remains in mono even if the system receives a stereo broadcast. Reselect STEREO to hear broadcasts in stereo where available.

Selecting MTS while the input source is INPUT 1 to INPUT 7 or a PC does not change the type of sound. In this case, the video source determines the sound.

4.7.4 Apply Sound Effect Settings

Your flat panel TV offers four sound effects: SRS FOCUS, SRS, SRS TruBass and SRS Definition.

SRS FOCUSTM moves sound source direction vertically and makes sound and voice clearly audible

SRS® effortlessly produces a three-dimensional sound field

SRS TruBass® produces a clear, rich bass tone

SRS Definition® improves midrange quality and clarifies voice and instrument sound

To activate one or more of the sound effects, follow the directions below. 1 ) Access the Sound through the Setup.

2 ) Select Sound Effect from the Sound menu.

3 ) Select a sound effect option.

(SRS FOCUS, SRS, SRS TruBass, SRS Definition)

4 ) Select Low (moderate), Mid (standard), High (enhanced) or Off for that option.

5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

Note: How a Sound Effect changes the Audio depends on the signal.

(SRS WOW HDTM) indicates that SRS FOCUS, SRS, SRS TruBass and SRS Definition are on.

4.7.5 Use Auto Volume Control (AVC)

Auto Volume Control, or AVC, reduces sudden volume change and compensates source sound level.

To select this option, follow the procedure below. 1 ) Access the Sound through the Setup.

2 ) Select AVC from the Sound menu.

3 ) Select On (or Off ).

4 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

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4.8 Manage the Power

Your flat panel TV is energy efficient but includes functions to save additional power. In an earlier section entitled “3.6 Smart Starts for New Owners”, you were told how to activate the Energy Save feature. This section provides more advanced functions to save power and to extend the panel life.

AV/PC Source - Picture Off

To save energy and extend the life of your flat panel TV, have the screen turn Off. To deactivate the screen, follow the steps below.

1 ) Press TOOLS on the remote control.

The TOOLS Menu appears on screen.

2 ) Select Picture Off from the TOOLS Menu.

3 ) Press ENTER.

The screen display turns Off.

To restore the screen display, press any buttons other than VOL +/and MUTING.

Note: The Picture Off setting is not memorized by the system.

AV Source - No Signal

To save energy and extend the life of your flat panel TV, the panel can enter Standby automatically if the AV source signal fails for 15 consecutive minutes. At five minutes before and at every minute after that, a warning message appears on the screen. When the final minute elapses, the panel switches to Standby.

To have the panel switch to Standby when an AV source signal fails, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Power Control through the Setup.

2 ) Select No Signal off from the Power Control menu.

3 ) Select Enable to activate the AV Signal off power function.

4 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

Note: The flat panel TV may switch to Standby when there is noise (signal interference) at the end of a broadcast schedule (channel goes off-air).

AV Source - Non-Operational

To save energy and extend the life of your flat panel TV, the panel can enter Standby automatically if there are no commands from the AV source for three consecutive hours. At five minutes before and at every minute after that, a warning message appears on the screen. When the final minute elapses, the panel switches to Standby.

To have the panel enter Standby automatically when there are no commands from the AV source, follow the steps below.

1 ) Access the Power Control through the Setup.

2 ) Select No Operation off from the Power Control menu.

3 ) Select Enable from the No Operation off menu.

4 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

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PC Source -Power Management

When receiving signals from a PC, the panel can automatically enter Standby if the signal fails. Follow the steps below to activate this function.

1 ) Access the Power Control through the Setup.

2 ) Select Power Management from the Power Control menu.

3 ) Select an option from the submenu.

Option

Description

 

 

Off

no power management (default)

 

 

On

panel enters Standby when no signal is received

 

from the PC for eight minutes; using the PC has no

 

effect on the panel

 

 

Note: Pressing the remote’s TV ( ) or the panel’s STANDBY/ON reactivates the flat panel TV.

4 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

These power management options are unavailable when a PC is connected to the panel through the HDMI port/ terminal.

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5Use Other Equipment With Your Flat Panel TV

Although earlier sections have mentioned other equipment for playing back video, this section provides control and operation information for specific types of equipment.

5.1 Program the Remote Control to Operate Other Equipment

To operate other equipment or devices through your flat panel TV, program the panel’s remote control with the equipment’s Learning function or manufacturing code. A manufacturing code is a series of numbers that identify the type of device and the brand. These codes are available in the section entitled “8.2 Manufacturer Codes to Program into the Remote Control” in Appendix 8.2 of this manual.

5.1.1 Use the Learning Feature

The Learning function allows the panel’s remote control to memorize other remote controls’ codes.

2 cm to 5 cm (0.8 inches to 2.0 inches)

 

 

 

 

EXIT

VOL

7

4

1

PC

5

1

TV

DVR VCR SAT RCV

CBL

RECEIVER

STOP

ENTER

0

8

5

2

 

7 6

3 2

INPUT

 

 

 

REC

 

CH

9

6

3

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote control

 

 

 

Remote control of

 

 

(Supplied accessory)

 

 

 

AV product

 

 

To activate the Learning function follow the directions below.

1 ) Press SELECT to choose the device to learn.

1

2

3

2 ) Press EDIT/LEARN and 2 at the same time.

4

5

6

The selected mode indicator flashes when the remote control is

7

8

9

ready to be learned.

3 ) Use the number buttons to learn a manufacturing code.

 

RECEIVER

VOL

 

 

INPUT

 

The mode indicator lights up.

SELECT

CBL

EDIT/LEARN

The Learn session is canceled in 30 seconds and the indicator

TV

DVD

RCV SAT VCR DVR

restarts blinking again. When the indicator flashes, the selected

 

 

 

device’s remote is memorized. To exit the Learn mode before it

 

 

 

finishes, press EDIT/LEARN.

 

 

 

4 ) Press EDIT/LEARN again to exit the Lean mode.–

 

 

 

Note: The Learn session is canceled:

if no operation is performed for more than one minute after having pressed EDIT/LEARN and 2 (the mode indicator is flashing)

if you press SELECT

Code transmission finishes in approximately two seconds. Do not interrupt it until the transmission is complete. Wait until the mode indicator flashes again. When using any of the receiver buttons ( , INPUT, or VOL+/–), the learned manufacturer code remains the same.

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To delete a learned code, overwrite it with a new code on the same button or follow the directions below. 1 ) Concurrently press EDIT/LEARN and 2.

The selected mode indicator flashes when the remote control is ready to be learned.

2 ) Press and hold TV for more than two seconds.

The remote control starts deleting all learned codes for selected modes. When completed, the mode indicator blinks Off and the remote control returns to normal operation.

5.1.2 Assign a Manufacturing Code to the Remote Control

1

2

3

To assign a preset Manufacturing code to the panel’s remote control,

follow the directions below. (For Manufacturing codes, refer to “8.2

4

5

6

Manufacturer Codes to Program into the Remote Control.”)

 

 

 

 

7

8

9

1 ) Press SELECT to choose the device to program.

 

RECEIVER

VOL

2 ) Press EDIT and 1 at the same time.

INPUT

 

SELECT

 

EDIT/LEARN

The selected mode indicator flashes when the remote control is

CBL

TV

DVD

 

 

 

ready to be programmed.

RCV SAT VCR DVR

 

 

 

3 ) Use the number buttons to enter a manufacturer code.

When the indicator turns off, the code has been programmed into the remote control.

5.1.3 Issue a Library Search for a Manufacturer Code

 

 

 

 

If the code for a particular device is unknown, cycle through the

SPLIT

SWAP

 

SHIFT

 

 

 

 

available codes for a similar unit then sample some functions for that

1

2

 

3

code.

 

To find the code that properly operates the unit, follow the steps below

 

 

 

 

using differemt codes to find the best match.

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 ) Press SELECT to choose the device to program.

HOME

 

 

RETURN

MENU

 

 

2 ) Press EDIT and 3 at the same time.

SAT / DVD MENU

 

 

 

The selected mode indicator flashes when the remote control is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ready to search the code library.

 

 

 

 

3 ) Sample the code using a SOURCE POWER, PLAY, 1 or CH+

HDMI

 

 

 

CTRL

 

 

 

command.

SOURCE

STOP

 

REC

4 ) Use the up/down arrow (/) buttons to advance to the next code

 

 

 

HMG

 

RECEIVER

VOL

if the code fails to control the device.

 

 

INPUT

 

 

Another option is to return to the previous code and repeat Step 3.

SELECT

CBL DVD

EDIT/LEARN

5 ) Press ENTER to lock in the code that properly operates the device.

TV

 

RCV SAT VCR DVR

 

 

 

All the available buttons for the selected mode are added when

 

 

 

 

the mode indicator flashes on for one second. The remote control

 

 

 

 

then returns to normal operation.

 

 

 

 

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5.1.4 Clear Added Manufacturer Codes from the Remote Control

To return all learned and preset codes to the defaults (PIONEER), follow the steps below.

1 ) Press EDIT and TV at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

Selection can be in any mode.

TV

 

 

 

 

2 ) Press the Yellow button.

 

 

 

 

 

Confirm that the selected mode indicator flashes.

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The remote control enters the Manufacturing Reset mode. The

1

2

3

 

4

 

 

 

 

TV/DTV

reset is complete when the mode indicator flashes on for one

 

 

 

 

5

6

7

 

 

second. The remote control then returns to normal operation.

 

 

 

AV

DISPLAY

SCREEN

 

SELECTION

SIZE

 

PC

 

 

 

RETURN

Note: The panel’s remote control may not control or have complete

MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

control of some equipment listed in the tables.

SAT / DVD MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI

 

 

 

 

 

CTRL

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE

 

STOP

 

REC

 

 

 

 

 

HMG

 

 

RECEIVER

VOL

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

SELECT

CBL

DVD

EDIT/LEARN

 

TV

 

 

RCV SAT VCR DVR

 

To exit before the reset is complete, press the EDIT button again. The reset is cancelled if no action is taken within 60 seconds. Also, switching the Mode during this procedure cancels the reset.

5.1.5 Control a Pioneer Receiver

The flat panel TV’s remote control has a bank of buttons specifically for controlling a Pioneer receiver. The active buttons, left to right, are as follows:

• RECEIVER STANDBY/ON

 

 

 

 

 

(turns the Pioneer Receiver On/Off)

HDMI

 

 

 

 

• RECEIVER INPUT

 

 

 

 

CTRL

 

 

 

 

(cycles through/selects an input)

SOURCE

 

STOP

REC

• RECEIVER VOL –

 

 

 

 

HMG

 

RECEIVER

VOL

(adjusts the volume lower)

 

 

 

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• RECEIVER VOL +

SELECT

CBL

 

DVD

EDIT/LEARN

(adjusts the volume higher)

TV

 

 

RCV SAT VCR DVR

 

 

 

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5.1.6 Control a Cable (CBL) or Satellite (SAT) System

When Mode is set to CBL/SAT, a cable converter uses the buttons 1, 6, 7, 8, and 9 while satellite tuners use the buttons 1 to 8. However, the panel only recognizes a single system (cable or satellite) at a time.

1 Number buttons

(press to enter a channel number)

2 SAT GUIDE

(displays the satellite broadcasting guide screen)

3 ENTER

(Enter activates the selected function) (arrows to select from SAT GUIDE or MENU screens)

4 SAT MENU

(displays the satellite broadcasting menu screen)

5 SOURCE

(turns the equipment power on and off)

6 CH ENTER*

(enters the selected channel with the direct channel selection buttons)

7 CH RETURN*

(press buttons that correspond to a channel)

8 CH +/–

(selects a higher or lower channel)

9 RETURN

(restores the immediately previous screen)

*Some cable converter manufacturers do not preset CH ENTER and CH RETURN.

 

TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV/DTV

 

 

5

6

7

 

 

 

 

 

AV

DISPLAY

SCREEN

 

 

SELECTION

SIZE

 

 

PC

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEZE

 

 

 

 

 

SPLIT

 

SWAP

 

SHIFT

 

 

1

2

 

 

3

 

1

4

5

 

 

6

 

 

7

8

 

 

9

 

 

 

0

 

 

CH

6

 

 

 

 

ENTER

 

 

 

CH RETURN

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOL

MUTING

 

CH

8

 

EXIT

 

 

 

TOOLS

 

2

SAT GUIDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOP MENU

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOME

 

 

 

RETURN

 

 

MENU

 

 

 

 

4

SAT / DVD MENU

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI

 

 

 

 

 

 

CTRL

 

 

 

 

 

5

SOURCE

 

STOP

 

REC

 

 

 

 

 

HMG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECEIVER

VOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

CBL

DVD

EDIT/LEARN

 

 

TV

 

 

 

RCV SAT VCR DVR

 

 

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5.1.7 Control a Video Cassette Recorder (VCR)

When Mode is set to VCR, verify that the proper Input is selected (INPUT 1 to INPUT 7) then use 1 to 8 to control the device.

1

REWind

 

 

 

 

 

(rewinds the VCR tape and allows searches)

 

0

 

CH

 

2

PAUSE/STILL

 

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

(pauses playback and displays still images)

 

CH RETURN

 

 

 

3

SOURCE

VOL

 

 

CH

4

(turns the VCR’s power on and off)

MUTING

 

 

 

 

4

CH +/–

 

 

 

 

 

(selects a higher or lower channel)

EXIT

 

 

TOOLS

 

5

PLAY

SAT GUIDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(selects playback)

TOP MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD

 

 

 

 

6

FF

 

ENTER

 

 

 

(advances the VCR tape and allows searches)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

STOP

HOME

 

 

RETURN

 

MENU

 

 

 

(halts VCR tape transport)

 

 

 

 

 

8

RECord

SAT / DVD MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(begins recording)

 

 

 

 

5

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI

 

 

 

6

 

 

CTRL

 

 

 

 

2

SOURCE

STOP

REC

7

 

3

 

 

 

HMG

8

 

 

RECEIVER

VOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

CBL

DVD

EDIT/LEARN

 

 

 

TV

 

 

 

 

RCV SAT VCR DVR

 

 

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5.1.8 Control a DVD Player/DVR Recorder/BD Player

 

When Mode is set to DVD/DVR, the remote control can operate DVD players, DVD recorders or BD players

 

connected to the flat panel TV. Verify that the proper Input is selected for the device then use 1 to 14 to control it.

 

Note: Equipment from other manufacturers (DVD players, DVD recorders, BD players, and HD-DVD players) can also be operated using the remote control if the remote is preset for the device(s).

1 DVD TOP MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

(displays the top menu on the DVD)

 

 

0

 

CH

 

2 ENTER

 

 

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ENTER activates the selected function)

 

 

CH RETURN

 

 

 

(arrows to select from SAT GUIDE or MENU

 

 

 

 

 

8

screens)

 

VOL

MUTING

 

CH

3 DVD MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

(displays the DVD menu)

 

EXIT

 

 

TOOLS

 

4 Red/Green/Blue/Yellow (BD only)

 

 

 

 

1

SAT GUIDE

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

(controls a BD-J application)

 

DVD

 

 

 

 

5 REVERSE SCAN/CHAPTER SEARCH

 

TOP MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(press once quickly to go to beginning of current

2

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

chapter; press again to go back to the beginning of

 

HOME

 

 

 

 

the previous chapter; continue pressing to go

 

MENU

 

 

RETURN

 

3

 

 

 

 

10

backward)

SAT / DVD MENU

 

 

 

6 PAUSE/STILL

4

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

(pauses playback and displays still image)

5

 

 

 

 

12

7 SOURCE

HDMI

 

 

 

CTRL

 

 

 

(turns the equipment power on or off)

6

SOURCE

STOP

REC

13

8 CH +/– (DVD Recorder only)

7

 

 

 

HMG

14

 

 

 

 

(selects a higher or lower channel)

 

RECEIVER

 

VOL

 

INPUT

 

 

 

9 TOOLS

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

EDIT/LEARN

 

(assigns the code for a Pioneer BD player)

 

TV

CBL

DVD

 

 

RCV SAT VCR DVR

 

10 RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(restores the immediately previous screen)

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 PLAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

(selects playback)

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 FORWARD SCAN/CHAPTER SEARCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

(press once quickly to go to beginning of next

 

 

 

 

 

 

chapter; press again to advance to beginning of

 

 

 

 

 

 

next chapter; continue pressing for fast forward)

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 STOP

 

 

 

 

 

 

(halts DVD playback, some DVD players/recorders

 

 

 

 

 

 

open the disc tray if this button is pressed twice)

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 RECord (DVD Recorder only) (begins recording)

13 & 14 STOP RECord (DVD Recorder only) (press and hold then press to stop recording - applies to Pioneer DVD recorders only)

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5.2 Use HDMI Inputs

High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a communication method commonly used by digital and/or high definition equipment. Your flat panel TV’s INPUT 4, INPUT 5, INPUT 6, INPUT 7 are HDMI terminals for incoming digital video and audio signals. The flat panel TV supports HDMI Control functions so that when a piece of equipment is connected to the panel, it can control the equipment. To use an HDMI terminal, specify the types of video and audio signals being sent from the connected equipment. For the signal types, see the operating manual(s) that came with the equipment.

One of the benefits of using your flat panel TV to control other equipment is the support of Deep Color. Deep Color is the color depth that describes the number of bits used to represent the color of a single pixel in a bitmapped image. Besides the conventional RGB/YCbCr16bit/20bit/24bit signals, the flat panel TV also supports RGB/YCbCr30bit/36bit signals. This enables finer color reproduction when a device that supports Deep Color signals (HDMI1.3 Deep Color) is connected to the panel. The color depth appears on the InfoBanner if a program supports Deep Color.

The flat panel TV supports the following Video signals:

Supported Video Signals

Supported PC Signals

 

 

• 1920 x 1080p@60 Hz

• 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) 60 Hz

• 1920 x 1080p@24 Hz

• 1360 x 768

(Wide - XGA) 60 Hz

• 1920 x 1080i@59.94 Hz/60 Hz

• 1024 x 768

(XGA) 60 Hz

• 1280 x 720p@59.94 Hz/60 Hz

• 800 x 600

(SVGA) 60 Hz

• 720 x 480p@59.94 Hz/60 Hz

• 640 x 480

(VGA) 60 Hz

• 720 (1440) x 480i@59.94 Hz/60 Hz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: It may take a short period for the image to appear on the other equipment, depending on the type of device.

The flat panel TV supports the following Audio signals:

Linear PCM (STEREO 2ch)

Sampling frequency: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz

When connecting a PC to one of the panel’s HDMI inputs, use an HDMI-compliant PC or video card. Using DVI output from the PC to the flat panel TV may cause the sound or picture to fail or seem distorted. If a DVI output is your only option then contact the PC manufacturer for assistance.

5.2.1 Specify the HDMI Input Type

To select a signal type, follow the steps below.

1 ) Select the Input for the connected equipment.

Press the INPUT button (remote control or panel) until the correct input is showing (INPUT 4, INPUT 5, INPUT 6, or INPUT 7).

Note: For INPUT 4 and INPUT 5, add Audio cables to support analog signals.

2 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

3 ) Select HDMI Input from the Option menu.

4 ) Select Signal Type from the submenu.

5 ) Select the appropriate option.

Option

Description

 

 

Video

use except when a PC is connected (default)

 

 

PC

when a PC is connected to HDMI input terminal

 

 

6 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

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In Video mode, the image is over-scanned (enlarged) but the panel automatically switches to PC when receiving computer signals. In PC mode, the image displays in full size for optimum image quality.

Video (over-scan)

 

PC (under-scan)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.2.2 Specify a Digital HDMI Signal Type

For the necessary digital video signal type, check the operating manual that came with the other equipment.

To assign the type of digital signal, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select HDMI Input from the Option menu.

3 ) Select Video from the submenu.

4 ) Select the type of digital video signal recommended for the attached device.

Type

Description

 

 

Auto

automatically identifies input digital signals

 

(default)

 

 

Color-1

Digital Component Video signals (4:2:2) locked

 

 

Color-2

Digital Component Video signals (4:4:4) locked

 

 

Color-3

Digital RGB signals (16 to 235) locked

 

 

Color-4

Digital RGB signals (0 to 255) locked

 

 

5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

If an image fails to appear, specify another digital video signal type. Type parameters other than Auto need to be checked for natural colorings.

5.2.3 Specify an Audio HDMI Signal Type

For the necessary audio signal type, check the operating manual that came with the other equipment. When using INPUT 4 or INPUT 5 for HDMI, select the terminal for the desired input source.

To specify the audio type, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select HDMI Input from the Option menu.

3 ) Select Audio from the submenu.

4 ) Select the type of audio signal recommended for the attached device.

Type

Description

 

 

Auto

automatically identifies input audio signals (default)

 

 

Digital

accepts digital audio signals

 

 

Analog

accepts analog audio signals

 

 

5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

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If there is no sound, specify another audio signal type. Depending on the type of equipment, sound output may require analog audio cables in addition to the HDMI connection(s).

Note: When signals come through the HDMI terminals, no signals are output from the DIGITAL OUT terminal if they are copy guarded.

5.3 Control Equipment with the Panel’s Remote Through HDMI

Your flat panel TV’s remote can control other equipment such as a recorder, player, or AV system through the HDMI Control functions. The HDMI Control functions include playback of content using an on-screen control panel. However, not all device operations may be available through HDMI control. For details, see the charts below.

Control Function

Controlled

Function Description

Equipment

 

 

Playback of

Recorder

Pressing PLAY on a connected device

content

Player

automatically selects the source and

 

 

begins playback

 

 

 

On-screen control

Recorder

Recorder/player operation can be

 

Player

controlled on-screen or with the

 

 

panel’s remote (play, stop, fast

 

 

forward/reverse, etc.)

 

 

 

Display Language

Recorder

Information on the display menu

Setup

Player

language transfers to the recorder or

 

 

player connected to the flat panel TV.

 

 

For details, see the operation manual

 

 

that came with the recorder or player.

 

 

 

AV system control

AV system

Receiver/amplifier operation can also

 

 

be controlled with the panel’s remote,

 

 

(volume, surround mode and input

 

 

selection of the HDMI terminal)

 

 

 

Power ON

Recorder

The flat panel TV can be turned On

 

Player

when a connected recorder(s) or

 

 

player(s) is turned On and images are

 

 

input to the flat panel TV

 

 

 

Power OFF

Recorder

The connected device(s) can be

 

Player

turned Off when the flat panel TV is

 

AV system

turned Off

 

 

 

Notes: The KURO LINK function name used on the web and in catalogs is referred to as HDMI Control in the operating instructions and on the product.

Except for Power Off and Display Language Setup functions, only a single HDMI terminal may be active at a time.

The flat panel TV’s remote can control a maximum of two (2) recorders, two (2) playback devices, and one (1) AV system at a time.

To select and use the various HDMI Control functions for a connected Pioneer AV system, recorder, or player, use the panel’s HDMI Control menu.

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To access the menu, follow the steps below. 1 ) Press HOME MENU.

2 ) Select HDMI Control from the main menu.

Use the arrow buttons to highlight an option then press ENTER.

Disc Navigator

CTRL Panel(AV-SYS)

Playback CTRL Panel

Switch to AV Sound

Note: Pressing HDMI CTRL on the remote also causes the HDMI Control menu to open.

Option

Description

 

 

Disc Navigator

displays a title list of connected recorder or player

 

 

CTRL Panel (AV-SYS)

displays the control panel for connected AV system

 

 

Playback CTRL Panel

displays the control panel for connected recorder

 

or player

 

 

Switch to AV Sound/

switches between the flat panel TV screen and the

Switch to TV Sound

connected AV system for sound output

 

 

 

Use the following buttons to control functions such as the disc

1

navigator on a recorder or player.

 

 

 

2

1

VOL +/–

 

(adjusts the volume for an AV system)

5

2

MUTING

6

 

(turns off the sound while the video continues to play)

3

Arrow buttons

3

 

(navigates the menu screen)

7

4

Color buttons (Red, Green, Blue, Yellow)

 

(controls a BD player)

4

5

TOOLS

 

(assigns the code for a Pioneer BD player)

 

 

 

6

ENTER

 

 

(activates the selected function)

 

7

RETURN

 

 

(returns to the previous menu screen)

To connect a device for HDMI Control, follow the steps below. 1 ) Turn on the flat panel TV and all other equipment.

2 ) Confirm that the panel’s Input Setting for HDMI Control Setting options comply with directions in the operating instructions for the connected device(s).

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3 ) Confirm that the other equipment is set for HDMI Control.

4 ) Check that the audio and video are playing back properly from the equipment connected to the HDMI terminal(s).

5 ) Turn Off the flat panel TV.

6 ) Pause for a few seconds before turning the power back on.

7 ) Verify that all equipment is functioning properly.

To select the device to control via HDMI Control, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select HDMI Control Setting from the Option menu.

3 ) Select Input Setting from the submenu.

Input Setting

:

INPUT 4

Power Off Control

:

On

Power-On Ready

:

On

Hold Sound Status

:

Off

Power On Test

Power Off Test

4 ) Select the desired Input (INPUT 4, INPUT 5, INPUT 6, or INPUT 7).

5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

If operating an HDMI supported device using an HDMI port other than the terminal selected in Input Setting, the system malfunctions. When connecting to an HDMI terminal other than that selected in Input Setting, the equipment settings should block HDMI Control functions. The HDMI Control menu is not selectable when the option Input Setting under the HDMI Control Setting menu is set to Off.

The control menu changes to suit the type of HDMI-compatible equipment. When adding, changing, or removing equipment from HDMI Control, refer to the sections below for installation notes and the supported commands.

5.3.1 Control an AV System

When adding an AV System, connect the unit between the panel and any recorders and/or players. To function properly, an Audio/Video system should support the HDMI Control functions between the panel and any other connected equipment.

If the AV system does not support HDMI Control but the other equipment (player/recorder) accepts this type of control than connect the AV System through the panel’s DIGITAL OUT using an optical digital cable and AUDIO OUT using an AV cable (commercially available). The other equipment connects to the HDMI port using an HDMI compliant cable. Signals input from the HDMI are not output from DIGITAL OUT.

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During playback, use the remote control’s up/down arrows (/ ) to cycle through the surround sound options. Use the left/right arrows (/) to change the input. To resume playback, return to the HDMI Control menu then select the function again.

AV Systems

1Cycles the surround mode in sequence

2Switches the input source in reverse order

3Switches the surround mode in reverse order

4Closes the screen to return to HDMI Control menu

5Lists the connected equipment (model number)

6Switches the input source in sequence

7Reserved/Void

 

HDMI Control

 

 

****

 

5

1

SURROUND+

6

 

 

 

2

INPUT-

INPUT+

 

 

 

7

3

SURROUND-

 

 

 

 

 

Exit

 

 

 

4

 

 

5.3.2 Control a Recorder

Press ENTER to start playback or press HDMI CONTROL to return to the menu. This process also applies to Players. Refer to the chart below for available commands.

Recorders

1Skips commercials

2Fast reverse

3Stops playback

4Closes the screen to return to HDMI Control menu

5Lists the connected equipment (model number)

6Fast forward

7Starts playback

HDMI Control

 

****

5

1

6

 

2

7

3

 

Exit

 

4

 

Note: You can also use (Play), (Stop), (Pause), (Fast Forward) and (Fast Reverse) on the remote control to conduct the same operations as the control menu buttons.

5.3.3 Control a Player

Press ENTER to start playback or press HDMI CONTROL to return to the menu. This process also applies to Recorders. Refer to the chart below for available commands.

Players

1Displays the DVD/Blu-ray disc menu on the player

2Fast reverse

3Stops playback

4Closes the screen to return to HDMI Control menu

5Lists the connected equipment (model number)

6Fast forward

7Starts playback

 

HDMI Control

 

 

****

5

1

MENU

6

 

 

2

 

7

 

 

3

 

 

 

Exit

 

 

4

 

Note: You can also use (Play), (Stop), (Pause), (Fast Forward) and (Fast Reverse) on the remote control to conduct the same operations as the control menu buttons.

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5.3.4 Add an AV Amp or a BD Player

To add an AV amp and/or a BD Player, refer to the appropriate cabling diagram below.

AV Amp & BD Player

T

T

T

T

W

W

W

W

Rear view

Rear view

 

AV cable

HDMI compliant

AV cable

Optical digital

 

(commercially

cable (HDMI cable

(commercially

cable

 

available)

HDMI compliant

having the HDMI

available)

(commercially

 

cable (HDMI cable

Optical digital cable

mark)

available)

having the HDMI

 

 

(commercially

 

 

 

 

 

mark)

available)

 

BD player

AV amp

AV amp

 

BD player

BD Player only

T

T

W

W

Rear view

HDMI compliant cable (HDMI cable having the HDMI mark)

BD player

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5.4 Specific HDMI Control Commands

When using HDMI equipment with your flat panel TV, some options include when to power the panel and ways to turn other devices or features On and Off. This section provides steps for commonly desirable setting changes.

5.4.1 Play Source Sound Using an HDMI Command

When sound is coming from a Pioneer AV System through the flat panel TV, placing the panel in Standby causes the sound to stop. To have the sound continue when the flat panel TV turns On, follow the steps below.

1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select HDMI Control Setting from the Option menu.

3 ) Select Hold Sound Status from the submenu.

4 ) Select On to allow sound from an AV System to play when the panel turns On.

5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

Note: To have the sound continue when the flat panel TV turns On, confirm that the Switch to TV Sound option appears on the HDMI Control menu before turning the panel Off (see page 87).

5.4.2 Turn OFF the Power With an HDMI Command

The “Power Off Control” function is valid for the devices connected to any of the panel’s HDMI ports. To power off a connected device when the flat panel TV is turned Off, follow the steps below.

1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select HDMI Control Setting from the Option menu.

3 ) Select Power Off Control from the submenu.

4 ) Select On to allow the panel to power off the connected equipment.

5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

5.4.3 Turn ON the Power With an HDMI Command

The panel ships from the factory with the Power On command activated. If this feature is turned off in error, it can be reactivated. To power on the flat panel TV automatically when a connected Pioneer recorder or player is turned On and images are sent to the panel, follow the steps below.

1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select HDMI Control Setting from the Option menu.

3 ) Select Power-On Ready from the submenu.

4 ) Select On to have another device power-on the panel.

5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

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5.4.4 Test the Power Control (On/Off)

Your flat panel TV provides an HDMI control option to test equipment power when it is connected to the panel’s HDMI ports and it has been properly assigned to an Input.

To confirm that the Power On/Off control function is working, follow the steps below. 1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select HDMI Control Setting from the Option menu.

3 ) Select a test option (Power On Test or Power Off Test ) from the submenu.

A list containing all HDMI connected equipment appears.

4 ) Select a piece of equipment from the list.

5 ) Repeat this process to test other equipment from the list.

6 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu when all testing is complete.

If the Power On/Off Test fails, check the connection points and the settings.

5.5 Connect a Game Console or Camcorder

Your flat panel TV supplies direct connections for a game console, camcorder, or other Audio/Visual (AV) equipment through INPUT 3. To watch an image coming from a game console or camcorder, press INPUT 3 on the remote control or repeatedly press INPUT on the panel to select INPUT 3. For details on game console settings, refer to “2.6.2 Connect Your Other Pioneer Equipment” and “4.1.4 Set the Panel to Recognize a Game Console.”

Use the connection type specified by the equipment. Connect equipment only to terminals that are actually to be used.

5.6 Use the IR REPEATER OUT

Connecting control cables between the flat panel TV and other Pioneer equipment allows to operate the connected equipment by sending commands from its remote control to the remote control sensor on your flat panel TV.

This function is helpful when controlling Pioneer equipment from other Pioneer equipment.

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5.7 Operate the Home Media Gallery

With Home Media Gallery, you can enjoy digital content such as movies, music, and photo files on your high-end flat panel TV. Play content from files stored on one or more media servers connected by a home or local area network (LAN) or those stored on a USB flash drive. After connecting via a broadband router or an Ethernet hub to a media server with network software, navigate through the digital content visible on the Home Media Gallery. The flat panel TV supports Mass Storage Class and PTP devices through USB interface and DLNA-compatible devices through a network.

DLNA CERTIFIED™ Audio/Video/Image Player

This unit complies with the DLNA Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines - expanded: October 2006 (v1.5). When a PC running DLNA server software or other DLNA-compatible device is connected to this player, some setting changes of software or other devices may be required. Please refer to the operating instructions for the software or device for more information.

Supported File Formats

The following sections show supported file formats that can be played back or displayed on the flat panel TV. These formats are applicable to network sources. Most are also applicable to USB sources. However, media server content protected by digital rights management such as WMDRM10 (Windows Media Digital Rights Management 10), may not play on the panel.

Supported Video Formats

Windows Media Video 9 (WMV9): MP@ML

Windows Media Video 9 (WMV9) Advanced Profile (VC-1): AP@L1, MP@ML

MPEG-2 PS: MP@ML

MPEG-2 TS: MP@ML

MPEG-1

MPEG-4 Part2 (SP/ASP): SP@L3, ASP@L5

MPEG-4 Part10 (H.264/AVC): Main Profile 3.0

Supported Audio Formats

Windows Media Audio 9 (WMA9): Sampling rates; 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz

MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (MP3): Sampling rates; 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz

Linear PCM (WAV): Sampling rates; 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz

MPEG-4 AAC: Sampling rates; 16 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz

HE-AAC: Sampling rates; 16 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz

Supported Image Formats

JPEG: Resolution; up to 3680 x 2760 pixels

PNG: Resolution; up to 3680 x 2760 pixels

GIF: Resolution; up to 3680 x 2760 pixels

TIFF: Resolution; up to 1600 x 1200 pixels

BMP: Resolution; up to 3072 x 2304 pixels

Supported File Extensions

This product supports the playback of files with the following extensions.

Video: .wmv, .asf, .mpg, .mpeg, .mpe, .m2p, .m4v, .mp4v, .mp4, .mov

Audio: .wma, .mp3, .wav, .m4a, .aac

Image: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .bmp, .tif, .tiff

Note: Even the supported format files that are listed above may or may not play properly or completely, depending on the media server, USB device, bit rate stream and other content characteristics, as well as other factors.

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Even when files have a supported file extension, some files may not play or display properly, depending on the content or media server type.

Some formats may not be supported nor displayed on Home Media Gallery as formats that individual media servers support vary. Refer to the media server manufacturer’s or other relevant websites for supported formats. Although a particular format is supported, not all content functions may operate properly. If the content fails to appear properly, contact the content producer for assistance. In addition, some supported file formats may fail to play properly when imported from an unknown USB device.

Notes: You cannot use the Home Media Gallery until dimmed elements on the menu screen turn white. Some Home Media Gallery functions, such as trick play during Fast Forward and Rewind, Time Search and Search, may not work depending on the media server’s capability and functionality.

Home Media Gallery complies with the DLNA Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines - expanded: October 2006 (v1.5). If your media server supports different DLNA version(s), some Home Media Gallery function(s) and content format(s) may not be supported.

Pioneer is not responsible for any malfunction of the Home Media Gallery features due to communication error/malfunctions associated with your network connection and/or your PC, or other connected equipment. Contact your PC manufacturer or Internet service provider.

Content may not play or display properly, depending on the conditions of use or media server in use. The Home Media Gallery functions as a WMDRM10-ND (Microsoft Windows Media DRM for networked devices). Content can only be navigated from the media servers that support WMDRM10-ND. Content may not play, depending on the DRM protection level.

This system may not display content from incompatible memory cards.

5.7.1 Network Connections

To connect to a network, set up the Home Media Gallery through the Home Media Gallery menu. Press the HMG button on the remote control to cause the menu to appear. To use the Home Media Gallery, connect to a home network (LAN) via an Ethernet hub or cable directly to a media server.

Usable Media Servers

A media server contains digital content such as movies, music, and photo files. PCs that have pre-installed media server software and recorders with a media server function are considered the media server. There are some media servers that you can choose from; for example, Windows Media Connect, Windows Media Player that has a media sharing function, and DLNA compliant servers.

Windows Media Connect 2.0

Windows Media Connect runs on a 32-bit PC with Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed. When it is already installed, you can enjoy Home Media Gallery using your PC.

Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP

Windows Media Player 11 features Media Sharing that runs on a 32-bit PC with Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed.

If Windows Media Connect 2.0 is not installed in your PC, you can download Windows Media Player 11 from Microsoft’s website.

Windows Media Player 11 for Windows Vista

Windows Media Player 11 is featured in 32-bit Windows Vista PCs.

When selecting the most suitable media server, please visit Microsoft’s website for system requirements, known issues, installation procedures, and other updated information.

DLNA CERTIFIEDTM digital media servers

The server is a DLNA-certified digital media server such as PC software, PCs and other devices installed with DLNA-certified software. When a PC running DLNA server software or other DLNA-compatible device is connected to this player, some setting changes of the software or device may be required. Refer to the device(s) operating instructions for more information.

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Connect via an Ethernet Hub

If already operating one or more media servers on a home or local area network (LAN), connect the flat panel TV to the Ethernet (LAN) hub using a standard (“straight-through”) Ethernet (LAN) cable. See the diagram below.

Note: Although the Home Media Gallery supports 10BASE-T, it is better to use 100BASE-TX for improved display quality and speed.

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T

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Rear view

Media server 2

Ethernet hub

(Router with hub function)

Straight-through cable

Media server 1

Connect directly to a Media Server

To run a PC as a media server, connect the flat panel TV directly to the PC using a twisted (“cross-over”) Ethernet (LAN) cable. See the diagram below.

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Cross-over cable

Media server 1

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Confirm the IP Address

After making the network connection, follow the instructions below to confirm the IP Address before accessing the network. (The setup is effective for Auto only. To perform the procedure, DHCP on your server or router must be valid. See “5.10 HMG Setup”)

1 ) Press HMG on the remote control.

The Home Media Gallery menu appears on screen.

2 ) Select HMG Setup.

Use the arrow buttons to highlight an option.

3 ) Press ENTER.

4 ) Select Network Setup.

5 ) Select Auto DHCP.

The screen turns from “Select” mode to “Input” mode.

6 ) Select Yes.

7 ) Press RETURN.

The HMG Setup screen returns. The IP Address is assigned.

The Home Media Gallery supports Auto IP and DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). If the system failed to assign the IP Address or if you want to obtain different addresses, select No then enter IP Address and Subnet mask. See Network Setup or HMG Setup to enter an address manually.

For information on DHCP, refer to network device’s operating instructions.

You may need to contact your service provider or network administrator when manually entering an IP Address. Some media servers block or are programmed to block access to client servers. When connecting the flat panel TV, check the media server for client server access rights.

5.7.2 Connect a USB Device

You can also enjoy content stored on memory cards by connecting a USB device to the flat panel TV. The root directory or Device List screen appears as soon as a USB flash drive or a multi-card reader is connected to the USB port. Another option is to connect your digital camera directly to the flat panel TV using a commercially available USB connector cable.

If for any reason, the Folder/Content List or Device List fails to appear, follow the steps below. 1 ) Press HMG.

The Home Media Gallery menu appears on screen.

2 ) Select USB.

Use the arrow buttons to highlight an option.

3 ) Press ENTER to confirm the selection.

4 ) Select the desired device.

The USB Device screen must be displayed.

5 ) Press ENTER to navigate to a folder or play a file/content.

To return to the previous screen, press RETURN.

6 ) Press EXIT or HMG to exit Home Media Gallery.

Note: The flat panel TV displays the USB Device screen or root directory immediately after inserting a USB device. In this case, start from Step 5. When a multi-card reader is inserted, the USB Device screen is displayed. In this case, start from Step 4.

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Flat Panel TV

 

USB flash drive

Digital Camera with USB Mass Storage Class (PTP also supported)

Flash media via USB adapter (Multi-card Reader)

Note: Do not use any USB devices other than those specified. Using other devices can cause a malfunction.

Readable Data Format

This system reads FAT16, FAT32 or NTFS.

Readable Data Files

Movie, music, and photo files play with the exception of Digital Rights Management (WMDRM10) protected files.

Your flat panel TV supports a single USB device at a time. Also, the panel does not support USB hubs. This system may not be able to display modified or edited content from a PC or other equipment. Your flat panel TV supports the USB Mass Storage Class and PTP devices.

Some digital cameras may require a setup procedure for Mass Storage Class data transfer. The setup is done on the camera. See the operating instructions supplied with the digital camera. Depending on the type of your memory card or camera, some images may fail to display.

Remove a USB Device

To remove a USB device, exit the Home Media Gallery first then disconnect the device.

Be sure to exit the Home Media Gallery screen before removing the USB device. If you remove the USB device while the Home Media Gallery screen is displayed, data inside the memory may be damaged.

Do not insert or remove the USB device immediately after the system is switched On or Off. This action may cause data inside the memory to be damaged.

Pioneer is not liable for any loss or damage to the data inside the USB flash drive.

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5.8Run the Home Media Gallery

1 ) Press HMG.

The Home Media Gallery menu appears on screen.

2 ) Select Media Navigator, USB, HMG Playlist or HMG Setup. Use the arrow buttons to highlight an option then press ENTER.

To return to the previous screen, press RETURN.

3 ) Press EXIT or HMG to exit Home Media Gallery.

Media Navigator

USB

HMG Playlist

HMG Setup

Use the Media Navigator

By selecting Media Navigator, the previously selected server menu automatically appears on the screen. When only one server is found, the system automatically connects the server. You can also use the TOOLS Menu to switch to another server or manually select a server from the Server List. The screen automatically changes to the Server List if there are no previous servers.

1 ) Press HMG.

The Home Media Gallery menu appears on screen.

2 ) Select Media Navigator.

Use the arrow buttons to highlight an option then press ENTER.

A server menu appears. The file/folder configuration may vary depending on the server selected.

3 ) Select a desired server from the Server List.

4 ) Select the desired folder to navigate or file/content to play.

Movie

Music

Photo

User Files

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5 ) Press ENTER.

The appropriate Player launches and begins playing the selected file. To return to the previous screen, press RETURN.

6 ) Press EXIT or HMG to exit Home Media Gallery.

Note: The Media Navigator launch depends on the option selected in Auto Connection under “5.10 HMG Setup.” Select a server from the Server list to open Media Navigator.

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Navigate through a USB Device’s Files and Folders

Like navigating through media servers, select the specific file from a device on the USB Device screen to start an appropriate player. For details, follow the steps below.

1 ) Press HMG.

The Home Media Gallery menu appears on screen.

2 ) Select USB.

Use the arrow buttons to highlight an option then press ENTER.

The USB Device screen appears. Select the device. When using a single directory device (USB flash drive), the USB Device screen does not appear.

USB A

USB B

USB C

USB D

USB E

USB F

USB G

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3 ) Select the desired folder to navigate or file/content to play.

4 ) Press ENTER.

The appropriate Player launches and begins playing the selected file. To return to the previous screen, press RETURN.

5 ) Press EXIT or HMG to exit Home Media Gallery.

Note: The USB Device screen appears when using a multi-card reader or multiple flash drive devices. In this case, select the device containing the desired content.

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Screen Components

Screen display options are:

List

Thumbnail

Thumbnail List

Press TOOLS then select Change View from the TOOLS Menu to choose from the screen display options. The options are available for Movie, Music and Photo menus.

List screen

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Folder 1

 

 

 

 

Folder 2

 

 

 

Folder 3

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Content 2

Content 3

Content 4

Content 5

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Thumbnail screen

Thumbnail List screen

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Folder 2

 

 

Folder 3

 

 

Content 1

 

Content 2

Content 3

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1

 

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1.Item being selected

2.Number of total items

3.Scroll bar (displayed when one or more pages follow)

4.Icon or thumbnail of the selected item (if obtained)

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