Option 1) If your Stereo Receiver has a digital audio-in connector (toslink), then use an optical cable to connect it to the TV's DIGITAL AUDIO OUT. You can plug headphones into your stereo.
Option 2) Connect a generic digital-to-analog audio converter to the TV's DIGITAL AUDIO OUT.
Panasonic utilizes the blinking light as a form of self-diagnostics, similar to the "check engine" light in your car. If you've ever experienced that, you know that a check engine light could indicate anything from a loose gas cap to something that may require more attention. Panasonic uses the number of times the light blinks, to aid the technician in trouble-shooting the problem. The blinking light helps the technician to isolate and diagnose the issue. This in turn speeds up the repair process if repair is needed, helps keep parts costs down, and helps both you and the servicer by allowing the technician to complete a repair in one trip in many cases.
An optical cable can be connected to the TV. This cable sends audio from the TV to a digital-to-analog audio converter. A digital-to-analog audio converter can convert audio from the TV's "Digital Audio Output" and send the audio to your headphones or home theater system via white and red analog audio cables .
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The channels need to be programmed into the TV. The channels can be programmed by pressing the [Menu] button to access the "TV" menu. Ensure that "Ant in" is displaying either "Cable" or "Ant", depending on your connection. Select "Auto program" and then press the [OK] button.
This usually happens when a satellite or cable box is connected to the TV. In that instance, the channel should be changed with the remote control that was provided with the cable or satellite box.
Use the operating instructions that were provided with your universal remote control, cable or satellite box to locate the appropriate code and programming procedure. If further assistance is needed, either contact the manufacturer of the remote control, when using a universal remote, or your service provider, when using a remote control that was provided by your cable or satellite provider.
Your TV is set to "Store Demonstration" mode. To disable:
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select "Setup".
3. Scroll down and select "First time setup".
4. In step 3 of the "First time setup", select "Home Use".
An input is grayed-out when it is set to "NOT USED".
To enable the input:
1. Press [MENU] and then select "Setup".
2. Press [OK].
3. Scroll down to "INPUT LABELS".
4. Press the [<] or [>] arrows to change the input label.
5. Press the [EXIT] button.
To reset the TV to factory defaults:
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select "Setup".
3. Scroll down and select "Reset to defaults".
4. Enter your password (if created earlier) or create a temporary new password.
5. Select "Yes" to reset the TV.
All TV settings will be reverted to initial values and all customization settings will be cleared.
Note: You can repeat "First time setup" from the "Setup" menu. This will not affect any other TV settings (picture, sound, etc.).
Ensure that no object, such as a front speaker, is blocking the bottom front of the TV.
Check that the batteries are fresh, are of the same type and are installed with the correct polarity
(+ & -).
To operate other devices, such as changing channels when using Cable or Satellite boxes or operating non-Panasonic Blu-ray players, use the remote control supplied with the device.
The screen radiates normal heat and some of the parts may become warm. This is normal operation and does not affect the performance of the set.
- Ensure good ventilation.
- Do not block the ventilation holes of the TV and do not place the TV on top of other equipment.
ARC (Audio Return Channel) allows the TV to play audio from TV programming and other connected devices through a home theater system without additional wiring.
Use an HDMI cable. It carries both digital video and audio signal in HD. An HDMI cable is the only cable needed to connect an HD device to the TV.
When TV power is turned on or shut off, there are electrical components that make a click sound. This is normal operation.
Changes in the temperature and humidity of the room may cause thermal expansion and contraction that can produce sounds. This is not a sign of faulty operation or a malfunction.
The picture format in the TV or connected device may be set to ZOOM. Change the TV's picture format by pressing the [FORMAT] button on the TV's remote control repeatedly to select a different picture format, such as FULL or JUST. If the TV is already set to a picture format other than ZOOM, the picture format of a connected device, such as a cable or satellite box, may need to be changed.
When using a cable service (without a box), check that all connections are secure.
When using a cable or satellite box, tune the TV to channel 3 or 4. For better picture, connect the box to the TV using a Composite, Component or HDMI wire.
1. Change the format (aspect ratio) of the picture by pressing the [FORMAT] button on the TV's remote control. The options that are available to remove the vertical bars are 4:3, JUST, FULL, ZOOM and H-FILL. 2. Check the aspect settings on your external video source, such as Cable/Satellite box, DVD/Blu-ray Disc player, etc. Note: Some content, such as film-based movies, are available in extra-wide format. Top and bottom bars are unavoidable.
1. Verify that the device is properly connected to the TV. 2. Note which port (terminal) the device is connected to (HDMI 1, HDMI 2,... Component or Video). 3. Press the [INPUT] button on the TV's remote control to select the correct input source, as noted above. 4. Check that the device is turned on and functioning correctly. Hint: You can label each input with the name of your devices by pressing [INPUT] then the red [R] button to edit labels.
Panasonic remote can not be programmed to operate your cable or satellite box.
Switch the TV out of the "Standard" mode in the "Picture settings" menu and ensure that the C.A.T.S feature is disabled. The "Standard" picture mode provides the lowest energy consumption and is best used for casual or unattended use. The C.A.T.S feature was designed to adjust the brightness of the TV based on the lighting in the room. To further improve the picture, select the "Custom" picture mode and make adjustments to suit your viewing preferences.
ARC (Audio Return Channel) allows the TV to send as well as receive audio from a home theater sound system without the need for additional wiring.
During ¿First time setup", you indicated that you are using Cable or Satellite box and that the box is connected to one of the TV's AV inputs. In this case, the Antenna/Cable input is deactivated to prevent unintentional switching into an unused tuner.
To re-activate, press [MENU], select "SETUP" and repeat "First time setup".
When viewing TV via an HDMI connected device, such as a Cable or Satellite box, CC must be enabled. Contact your cable or satellite company for help activating the Closed Captioning in their box.
Closed Caption is available only with supported TV programming.
Try the following:
1. Press volume up on the TV.
2. Confirm that the TV speakers are set to "ON" by pressing [MENU] on the TV's remote control and selecting "Audio" .
3. The TV may be set to SAP (Secondary Audio Program). Press the [SAP] button on the TV's remote control to change the audio mode.
4. If the TV is connected to a Home Theater audio system, check the connection, confirm that the audio system is ON, and the correct input is selected on the audio system.
5. If using component connections, ensure that the connections are correct. For Component Video, there should be three cables connected for video and two cables (red and white) connected for audio.
6. If using an HDMI connection, ensure that the HDMI audio output of the connected device is enabled.
Press the [INFO] button on the TV's remote control to confirm the type of signal being received. An HD signal should be 720p, 1080i or 1080p.
To ensure HD picture, select a High Definition channel from your HD source (Cable, Satellite or fiber optic service). Note that even when the TV receives 720p, 1080i or 1080p signal, the picture may not be in HD because channels sometimes broadcast non-HD content.
Also, ensure that your HD source (HD box, Blu-ray player, etc.) is connected to the TV with an HDMI or Component cable and set to output an HD video signal.
HDMI 2 has the ARC (Audio Return Channel) feature.
1) Disconnect all HDMI cables from the TV.
2) Disconnect the TV's power cord from the outlet for a few minutes.
3) Reconnect the power cord. If there was a temporary power surge on the AC line it may now be OK.
4) Press the TV's power button. If the blinking returns, call 1-877-95-VIERA (U.S.A.) or 1-866-330-0014 (Canada). Otherwise, reconnect your devices to the TV.
Depending on certain modes or the selected input, some options are not available. For example, Zoom adjustments are only available when the "Format" is changed to the ZOOM mode.