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39" Class A400 Series LED LCD TV (38.5" Diag.)

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TC-39A400U
Features
  • Super Slim LED LCD TV
  • 120 BLB (Back Light Blinking)
  • Media Player – USB
  • x2 HDMI, x1 USB

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  • Picture Quality
    • Display
    • Panel
    • <glossary>Aspect Ratio</glossary>
    • Panel Drive
    • Picture Mode
    • Viewing Angle
    • Color Space
    • Studio Master Drive
    • Local Dimming
    • Unique Graphic Engine
    • Noise Reduction
    • THX Certified Display
    • 4K / 1080p Pure Direct
    • isf Mode
    • 3D
    • 3D Type
    • 2D-3D Conversion
    • <glossary>Sound Quality</glossary>
    • Speakers
    • Speaker Output
    • Stage Surround Sound
    • Surround Mode
  • Easy Operation
    • my Home Screen
    • my Stream
    • my Stream*****
    • Multi User Profile
    • Voice Assistant
    • Voice Print Recognition
    • Voice Command
    • Voice Guidance
    • Touch Pad Remote (with my Button)
    • Info Bar
    • Built-In Camera
    • eHelp
  • Networking
    • my Home Could
    • Remote Sharing
    • Swipe & Share
    • Panasonic TV Remote 2 (App)
    • Internet Apps
    • Web Browser*
    • 4K Online Player
    • Unique Processing Engine
    • Wireless LAN Built-In
    • Display Mirroring
    • DLNA
    • Bluetooth** (APT-X Compatible)
    • Media Player
    • Media Player (Picture/Movie/Music)
    • Support Format
    • <glossary>VIERA Link</glossary>
  • Eco
    • Eco Navigation
    • Energy Star
  • Terminal
    • HDMI
    • HDMI (4K 60 Input)
    • Support Feature
    • DisplayPort (4K 60 Input)
    • Component Video Input shared with Composite
    • USB
    • SD Card
    • Ethernet
    • Digital Audio Output (Optical)
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    • Included Accessory***
    • <footnote>Power Supply</footnote>
    • Screen Size Diagonal (inches)
    • On mode Average Power Consumption
    • Rated Power Consumption
    • Standby Power Consumption
    • <glossary>Display Resolution</glossary>
    • Dimensions (W x H x D) (w/o stand)
    • Dimensions (W x H x D) (with stand)
    • Weight (w/o stand)
    • Weight (with stand)
    • Operating Temperature
    • Safety Standard
    • VESA Compatible
    • Carton Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Gross Weight (with stand)
    • Warranty
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FAQs

  • How long is the power cord of this TV?
    The power cord is 6 feet long.
  • How do I turn off the Mute icon?
    The Mute icon will remain on until the TV is unmuted. By pressing [VOLUME] on the remote (or on the TV), the TV sound is unmuted and the MUTE ICON should disappear. You may set the volume to 0 as an alternative to using the Mute function of the TV.
  • How do I test the TV's network connection?
    Press [MENU] > Network > Network status. This will test and display the connection status graphically and give you four choices (Try again, Status details, Help, Done) to proceed.
  • How do I switch from letters to numbers when entering information into my VIERA TV?
    You can press the Green button on your TV remote to switch from alpha to numeric characters when entering information into your TV.
  • How do I select an input?
    Press the [INPUT] button on the remote. Highlight the input using the [Up] and [Down] arrow buttons and then press [OK] to select the correct input.
  • How do I remove the cover over the Digital Audio Out (Optical) port of the TV?
    The Digital Audio Out port has a spring loaded door that will open as an optical cable is inserted.
  • How do I remove a scrolling line that starts at the bottom of the screen and rises?
    Disconnect all devices from the TV and then test to see if the scrolling line remains. If it does then the electrical outlet the TV is using is not properly grounded. If the line disappears, then one of the devices connected to the TV is not properly grounded. If your 3-prong outlet is not properly grounded, then contact an electrician.
  • How do I receive Closed Captioning when a set top box is connected to my TV with an HDMI cable?
    The CC can be displayed on the TV if the receiver (such as a set-top box or satellite receiver) has the CC set to "On". Contact your cable or satellite company to have the closed captioning activated in the set-top box.
  • How do I program my universal, cable or satellite remote control to operate my TV?
    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.
  • How do I program my Panasonic remote to operate my cable or satellite box?
    Panasonic remotes can not be programmed to operate your cable or satellite box. You will need to contact your cable/satellite provider or source device manufacturer to inquire about the remote codes that must be used to program your source device's remote to control a Panasonic TV.
  • How do I know if the picture is in High Definition?
    Press the [INFO] or [Recall] 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.
  • How do I get TV guide information from the TV while using an antenna?
    We regret to inform you that the TV Guide function of our TVs is no longer available.
  • How do I get information about the channel I'm watching on the TV?
    Press the [Info] or [Recall] button on the TV remote.
  • How do I get audio from my PC to my TV?
    You will need to use a M3 male to RCA male conversion cable.
  • How do I fix a distorted or black and white picture when using the Component/Composite Video input on my TV?
    1) Press the Input button
    2) Select the Component/Video Input
    3) Press the Left or Right arrow button on the remote to select either Component or Video depending on the connection. The issue occurs when the Video or Component setting in the "Input Select" list does not match the connections in the back of the TV.
  • How do I find my model number on the TV?
  • How do I disable the input from displaying when the TV is turned on?
    We regret to inform you that this feature cannot be disabled.
  • How do I create or add to the Favorites list?
    You can add to the Favorites list by accessing the TV's setup menu. Select ANT/Cable setup and then select the Manual program option. Edit the list and highlight the Favorite entry for your the channel you desire. Then press OK. That channel has now been added as a favorite.
  • How do I connect my external speakers to the TV?
    External speakers cannot be directly connected to the TV. The TV must be connected to an audio system. Use the HDMI-ARC (Audio Return Channel) feature with a compatible home theater or a sound bar. For a stereo system or receiver without ARC, use an optical cable. If your audio system does not have an optical input, then use an Optical to Stereo converter or connect your external device (Cable box, DVD player, etc.) directly to the audio system.
  • How do I connect headphones or a Stereo Receiver to this TV?
    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 and set the stereo to match the output the optical cable is connected to.

    Option 2) Connect a Dolby Digital Ready Digital-to-Analog(DAC) audio converter to the TV's DIGITAL AUDIO OUT and connect your headphones or stereo to the DAC converter using red and white rca audio cables.
  • How do I change the resolution of my TV?
    The resolution must be set on your source device.
  • How do I adjust the brightness of my TV?
    Press the [MENU] button on the TV remote then use the [UP] or [DOWN] navigational buttons to select Picture. Once Picture is highlighted, press the [OK] button on the TV remote to enter the Picture menu. Use the [UP] or [Down] navigational buttons to select Brightness and then use the [LEFT] and [RIGHT] navigational button on the TV remote to change the brightness setting.
  • How can I remove the black box that is appearing over most of my TV picture?
    Enter the TV's Setup menu and change the "Closed Caption" setting to OFF.
  • How can I register for the warranty of my product?
    You may register your products online by clicking here. It is not necessary to submit this form in order to effectuate the limited warranty. As long as there is a copy of the receipt, your product warranty begins from the date of purchase.
  • How can I install Adobe Flash on this TV?
    Adobe Flash cannot be installed on this TV. This TV will allow you to view and stream video using other applications available in the VIERA Connect Market.
  • How can I get my TV to play surround sound audio?
    Your TV only has 2 speakers (Stereo). You may however connect a sound bar or home theater system to your TV.
  • Does this TV support streaming of 4K content through the Netflix Application?
    No.
  • Does this TV have a built-in digital tuner?
    Yes, this TV has a built-in digital tuner.
  • Does my TV support the Info Bar feature?
    No.
  • Does my TV support Remote Sharing?
    No.
  • Does my TV support my Home Cloud?
    No.
  • Does my TV support 4K content?
    No.
  • Does my TV support 3D content?
    No.
  • Do I need a digital converter box to use an antenna on this TV?
    No.
  • Connections: What is HDMI ARC?
    ARC allows the TV to play the audio from TV programming (or another source device) through a home theater system or an external A/V amplifier device connected to the TV's HDMI (ARC) connection.
  • Connections: How do I connect my TV to audio equipment using HDMI ARC?
    Connect an HDMI cable to the HDMI connection on the back of the TV labeled HDMI 1 (ARC). Then connect the other end of the HDMI cable to an ARC enabled HDMI connection on your A/V receiver.
  • Can I program my Panasonic Remote so it only controls one of my Panasonic TVs?
    All Panasonic TV remotes use the same Infrared (IR) code which can't be changed. We recommend you place any other Panasonic TVs far enough away from each other so they can be controlled independently.
  • Can I connect a wired or wireless keyboard to this TV?
    Yes. You can connect to the TV's USB port either a standard USB keyboard or the receiver for a wireless keyboard.
  • Can I buy an extended service contract directly from Panasonic?
    Extended warranties can be obtained by calling 1-866-237-2593.
  • Black bars show on the top and bottom and/or sides of the screen. Can I remove the bars or the border?
    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.
  • Why is there a clicking or ticking sound coming from this 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.
  • Why is the sound unusual, distorted, low volume or in another language?
    Check that the correct SAP (Secondary Audio Program) is selected by pressing the [SAP] button on the TV's remote control. Check that all connections of external equipment connected to the TV are correct and secure.&#160; Make sure your firmware is up to date. Try another source device to verify if the issue is with only one source device or all source devices.

    Note: HDMI connection includes audio and video. For other connection, ensure that the external device's Left (white) and Right (red) outputs are connected to the TV's Audio-in (L, R) terminals. When using a Cable or Satellite box, check the device's audio settings. (example: try changing the box's Audio Range to 'narrow').
  • Why is the picture snowy when "ANT/Cable in" is selected?
    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. If you are using an antenna, then change the position or direction of the antenna and check the "Signal meter". Press [MENU], select "Setup", then "Signal strength".
  • Why is surround sound from selected HDMI devices not playing through my home theater system, which is connected to the TV's ARC (Audio Return Channel) or Digital Out (optical) input?
    Since the TV is a stereo device, your HDMI source device converts the audio to 2 channels (stereo). Therefore, the TV passes the stereo signal from the HDMI input to the ARC or Digital Out. To enjoy surround sound, consider connecting the HDMI source to your home theater system.
  • Why is my TV not displaying some antenna or direct cable (without a cable box) channels?
    The channels need to be programmed into the TV. The channels can be programmed by pressing the [Menu] button to access the "Setup" menu and then choosing "ANT/Cable setup". Ensure that "Ant in" is displaying either "Cable" or "Ant", depending on your connection. Select "Auto program" and then "All channels". To view a step by step tutorial, click here.
  • Why does the screen and back cover of this TV get warm?
    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.
    Tips:
    - Ensure good ventilation.
    - Do not block the ventilation holes of the TV and do not place the TV on top of other equipment.
  • Why does the [CC] button not display Closed Caption?
    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.
  • Why does my TV say "An Error has been detected and recovered"?
    This message is coming from a source device that is connected to the TV.
  • Why does my TV only find one channel?
    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.
  • Why did my TV display "No Acitivity for 4 hours" and then turn off by itself?
    The TV's default settings will turn the TV off if no button on the remote has been pressed within 4 hours of start up. This feature can be turned off by going to the "Eco" submenu of the Setup menu and changing the "No Activity for 4 hours" setting to "Stay On".
  • Why can't I change the format of the TV while using the internet applications?
    The [Format] button on the TV remote is disabled while you are inside of any of the internet applications of the TV.
  • Why are there black bars on my screen when I use my SC-BTT190/195/196/490?
    BLACK BARS ON TOP / BOTTOM:
    Most movies are filmed in a format wider than your TV's 16:9 aspect ratio. Some discs adjust the picture to eliminate the borders while other discs keep the film's original format.
    When the disc's content is in wide-screen format, then black bars are displayed at the top and bottom of the picture.
    Changing the TV's FORMAT (or aspect) setting to a ZOOM mode may eliminate the bars. However, the zooming effect trims the sides of the pictures, so some content is cut off.
    BLACK BARS ON LEFT / RIGHT:
    Older content is filmed in 4:3 (old TV) format. When playing 4:3 content on your HD TV set, black bars are displayed on each side of the screen.
    To eliminate the side bars, change your TV's FORMAT (aspect) settings. For example, Panasonic TV's have a format mode called "JUST" which is specially designed to stretch a 4:3 image to fill the screen.
  • Why are some menu items grayed-out?
    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.
  • Why are some channels in Spanish or without sound?
    Press the SAP button and select "Stereo" or "Audio Track 1". If you are using a Satellite or Cable box, then refer to your box's SAP settings.
  • Where can I purchase an accessory for my TV?
    To purchase accessories for your TV online, http://www.panasonic.com/accessories. You may also contact the parts department via phone by dialing 1-800-332-5368, Monday - Friday 9am-9pm EST.
  • Where can I order parts for my product?
    You can order parts and accessories for your machine from our Parts & Accessories Department at 1-800-833-9626.
  • Where can I find the firmware for my device?
    Click here and enter your model number into the Get Support Now search box. Once your model appears, click on the "Support" link under the picture of your model. This will bring you to the Support Page for your model. If there are any firmware updates available for your model, they will be located under the Drivers &amp; Downloads tab. If there is no Drivers & Downloads tab, your device's firmware is up to date.
  • Where can I find FAQs about HDMI cables?
    A list of FAQs about HDMI cables can be found at this location http://www.hdmi.org/learningcenter/faq.aspx
  • Where can I find a tutorial on how to connect my TV to a home theater system or sound bar?
  • When I connect my iPod/iPhone, I get audio; but no menus, video or photos from my iPod/iPhone appear on the TV. Why not?
    To view the menus. photos, and video from your iPod/iPhone, a composite video cable(red/white/yellow) has to connected from the player to the TV. The menus, photos, and video will display on the corresponding video input on the TV.
  • What temperature range is recommended for safe storage of my TV?
    The safe storage temperature range for a TV is between -4 °F and 140 °F.
  • What should I do if there is no picture or sound when trying to watch content from a Satellite or Cable box?
    1. Verify that the Satellite or Cable box is properly connected to the TV (HDMI, Component or Video).
    2. Turn the box on and press the [INPUT] button on the TV's remote. Select the input that matches the connection verified above.
    3. If problem persists, restart your Satellite or Cable box: - Turn off your box. - Unplug the power cord. - Wait 30 seconds. - Plug the power cord back in and wait for the box to restart.
  • What should I do if the audio is out of sync with the video displaying on my TV screen?
    1. Press the [SAP] button on the TV remote until STEREO is selected.
    2. If your TV is connected to an external audio device such as a sound bar or home theater system, turn on the LIP SYNC feature in the audio device, if it is available, and turn the TV speakers to OFF in the audio menu of the TV.
    3. If you still have the issue, try powering off the TV for 30 seconds before turning it back on.
  • What should I do if my TV will not turn on and the power indicator LED Is not flashing?

    Follow these troubleshooting steps:

    1. Make sure your TV's power cord is plugged into an electrical outlet.
    2. Make sure the electrical outlet the TV is plugged into has power by testing known working device in that outlet.
    3. After verifying the TV is plugged into a working outlet, try pressing the [POWER] button on the TV instead of the TV remote.
    4. If the outlet is working and the TV will not turn on after pressing the [POWER] button on the TV, call 1-877-95-VIERA (U.S.A.).
  • What should I do if my TV is making a buzzing or humming noise?
    Mute the TV to verify if the issue is with a blown speaker. If the noise is still heard with the TV muted, unplug all connected devices from the TV. If the noise goes away, connect the devices back to the TV one at a time to determine which device is causing the noise. Contact the manufacturer of the device causing the issue for further troubleshooting. If the noise does not go away when you disconnect all devices, try connecting the TV directly into the wall with no surge protector. If the noise goes away, you may need to replace your surge protector. If the noise does not go away, inspect your screen for cracks or other signs of damage to the TV. If there are no cracks, make sure that your TV is not located at a high altitude such as 7,000 ft. or more above sea level.
  • What should I do if my TV has no picture, my remote control is not responding, and the TV's front LED light is blinking red?
    1. Unplug the TV's power cord.
    2. Unplug all cables.
    3. Power the TV using a different power outlet. If the problem persists, click here.
    Note: Count how many times the LED light blinks. This can help a technician troubleshoot the problem.
  • What should I do if my remote is not working?
    • Ensure that no object, such as a center speaker or soundbar, 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 (+ &amp; -).
    • Try a remote reset by removing the batteries and pressing every button on the remote twice. Lastly, re-insert the batteries.
  • What should I do if I have colored spots on the screen?
    If a VCR, DVD or a Game Console is available, pause playback of a movie or game.
    Press the [ASPECT] button on the TV remote to change the TV's aspect.
    If the spots move, the spots are being caused by the source.
    If the spots do not move, please consult a Panasonic Authorized Service Center to properly fix the tv.
    You can use this link to locate a service center in your area.
    http://www.pstc.panasonic.com/WhereTo/FindServicer.asp
  • What should I do if I get no picture on my TV screen from the PC I have connected?
    Please use your Function key and/or the correct "F" command on your computer to toggle to "dual display" mode. Also, ensure that your computer output resolution is set no higher than 1280 x 1024 (maximum allowable) and that your refresh rate is set to 60Hz. These are the only settings that are required for using your Viera TV as a computer monitor when using the PC Input. If the issue still remains, please contact the technical support group for your computer so that they can provide you with additional assistance.
  • What should I do if I get audio but no picture from an external device connected to my TV?
    1. Try unplugging the cable between the TV and the external device and reconnecting it firmly on both sides.
    2. Try unplugging the power cord of the external device for 30 seconds.
    3. Try connecting another external device to the same input using the same cable.If the picture returns on the second device, you may need to contact the manufacturer of the first external device you had connected for further troubleshooting.
    4. Try using a different cable between your device and the TV using the same input of your TV. If you get a picture and audio, you may need to replace your cable.
    5. Try another input of the TV to verify if there is an issue with the TV input the external device was connected to.
  • What should I do if I get a picture but no audio from an external device connected to my TV?
    1. Press the [MUTE] button until OFF is selected.
    2. Press the [VOL+] button to turn the volume up to a reasonable volume for the TV to be heard at.
    3. Make sure the TV Speakers are set to ON in the Advanced Audio sub menu of the Audio or Sound menu of the TV.
    4. Press the [SAP] button on the TV remote until STEREO is selected.
    5. Try unplugging the cable between the TV and the device and reconnecting it firmly on both sides.
    6. Try unplugging the power cord of the external device for 30 seconds.
    7. Try connecting another external device to the same input using the same cable.If the audio returns with the second device, you may need to contact the manufacturer of the first external device you had connected for further troubleshooting.
    8. Try using a different cable between your device and the TV using the same input of your TV. If you get a picture and audio, you may need to replace your cable.
    9. Try another input of the TV to verify if there is an issue with the TV input the external device was connected to.
  • What is the bolt pattern or mounting holes of my TV?
    Pattern: 200 mm x 200 mm \/ Bolt size: M6 \/ Length: Varies with mount
  • What does it mean when I receive a message stating that no/poor signal is received?
    If you receive a message that the TV is receiving a poor signal, or no signal, it means there is either nothing connected to the antenna/cable jack on the back of the TV, the TV is not tuned to an available channel, or the signal is not strong enough to display a picture.
  • What does ACL Mean?
    ACL stands for Affichage a Cristaux Liquide, which is French for Liquid Crystal Display or LCD.
  • What brand of HDMI cable is recommend to use with this TV?
    This TV will work with any brand of HDMI cable as long as it is compliant with the HDMI standards.
  • What are the benefits of HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)?
    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.
  • The remote control for my Panasonic device is no longer functioning. Is there a remote control code available that will enable me to use another manufacturer's remote to operate this device?
    You will have to contact the remote's manufacturer for the codes needed.
  • Is there any way to turn off the power indicator?
    No.
  • Is my TV HDCP compliant?
    Yes.
  • How to remove the black bars from the top and bottom of the picture?
    Press the [FORMAT] button on the remote to remove the black bars from the top and bottom . The option available to remove the horizontal bars is "Zoom".
  • Will the TV display subtitles from a separate file?
    No.
  • Will the touch pad on a keyboard work with the TV?
    Yes.
  • Why isn't the TV volume loud enough?
    Your source device may have its master volume control set at a very low level. If using a cable box, check volume settings. Examples: Set audio compression OFF or xxxxx to Narrow.
  • Why is there no video being displayed when I use the composite (yellow cable) /component (green cable) video input?
    Make sure that the yellow composite or green component cable is plugged into the green connection, labeled Y/VIDEO, on the back of the TV. Also, ensure that the appropriate input is selected in the TV's input select list. Note: The orange connection on the back of the TV is for audio output.
  • Why is there no sound coming from this TV?
    1) Make sure the volume is up and MUTE is off.
    2) Confirm the TV speakers are set to ON by pressing [MENU] on the TV's remote control and selecting AUDIO---> Advanced audio.
    3) Check that the correct SAP (Secondary Audio Program) is selected by pressing the [SAP] button on the TV's remote control.
    4) If the TV is connected to a Home Theater then check the connection, confirm that the audio system is on and the correct input is selected on the audio system.
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