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46" Class Viera® G15 Series Plasma


46" Class Viera® G15 Series Plasma
(46" Diagonal)

  • 1080p Full-HD Resolution
  • Slim Style
  • THX® Certified Display



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    • Model Type
    • VIDEO
    • Screen Size
    • Display Resolution
    • Contrast Ratio
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels)
    • Pixel Pitch (H x V)
    • Moving Picture Resolution
    • Shades of Gradation
    • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
    • EDTV Display Capability (480p)
    • Aspect Control
    • Panel
    • Screen Coating (Filter)
    • Progressive Scan
    • 600Hz Sub-field Drive
    • 24p Cinematic Playback
    • 24p Playback(2:3)
    • Digital Cinema Color
    • Deep Color
    • x.v.Color
    • Studio Ref Mode
    • Pro Setting
    • THX Mode
    • Motion Adaptive 3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter
    • 3D Color Management
    • Sub Pixel Control
    • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction
    • 600 Hz Sub-field Drive
    • AUDIO
    • Speakers
    • Number of Speakers
    • Audio Output
    • BBE® VIVA HD3D Sound
    • Surround Sound
    • Integrated ATSC Tuner
    • VIERA Image Viewer™
    • HDMI Input
    • Analog Audio Input (for HDMI)
    • Composite Video Input
    • S-Video Input
    • Audio Input (for Video)
    • PC Input
    • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR)
    • Audio Input (for Component Video)
    • RS232C
    • Analog Audio Output
    • Digital Audio Output
    • LAN Port
    • VIERA Link
    • VIERA Cast™ (IPTV)
    • VIERA® Tools
    • Game Mode
    • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention)
    • Menu Languages
    • V-Chip Program Lockout
    • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder
    • Timers
    • Video Input Label
    • Video Picture Memory
    • Remote Control
    • Trilingual Menu
    • Sleep Off-Timers and Programable Timer
    • Power Supply
    • Rated Power Consumption
    • Standby Power Consumption
    • On Mode Average Power Consumption
    • Energy Star
    • Receiving System
    • Operating Temperature
    • Safety Standard
    • Swivel Angle
    • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand
    • Weight (lbs.) w/Stand
    • Weight (lbs.) without Stand
    • Carton Dimensions
    • Gross Weight [lbs (kg)]


Warranty information


  • How do I enter a plus sign when entering my network password into my TV?
    We regret to inform you that your TV does not have a character for a plus sign. You will need to change your network password in your router to a password that does not include a plus sign.
  • How do I display the picture from my PC on my TV?
    You must place the TV on the PC input. Press the [INPUT] button on the remote to select PC. Then, activate the laptop's Secondary Monitor output. The picture will appear 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 disable firmware update messages?
    It is recommended that you update your TV's firmware whenever you are prompted about an update as new update may fix issues or add new features to your applications as well as add new applications.
  • How do I delete an incorrect character when entering my network password into my TV?
    You can press the Red button on the remote to delete a letter or number.
  • 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 TV to a proxy?
    We recommend you do not connect your TV to a proxy server, as some or all of your applications might not work.
  • How do I change the resolution of my TV?
    The resolution must be set on your source device.
  • How do I change my IP address manually?
    Press [MENU] > Network > Network Connection > Custom > Ethernet Cable > IP Setting Mode > Manual.
    You can then use the arrow buttons to highlight characters and the [OK] button to select characters.
  • 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 do I access the internet applications of my TV?
    You can access the internet applications of your TV by pressing the [Internet], [VIERA CAST], or [Apps] button on your remote, depending on the model of your TV.
  • How can I view how much runtime is on my TV?
    We regret to inform you that our TVs do not track runtime.
  • 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 make my wireless signal stronger?
    You may need to purchase a signal booster or wireless repeater if your TV is too far away from your router.
  • 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.
  • How can I check the time the TV is set to?
    You can check the time by pressing the [Info] or [Recall] button on the TV remote.
  • How can I check the time remaining on the sleep timer of my TV?
    You can check the remaining time by pressing the [Info] or [Recall]/ button on the TV remote.
  • How can I be sure the optical port on my TV is working?
    You can connect an optical cable to the Digital Audio Out port of the TV. If the other end of the optical cable lights up red, both your optical cable and the optical port of the TV are working properly.
  • How can I attach an antenna and basic cable to my TV and scan for channels for both?
    Your TV only has one coaxial input so you can only use one of these options at a time. You will need to rescan if you switch from Antenna to Cable and vice versa.
  • Does this TV support streaming of 4K content through the Netflix Application?
  • Does this TV have a built-in digital tuner?
    Yes, this TV has a built-in digital tuner.
  • Does the TV have a feature to help reduce image retention?
    The pixel orbiter is available in all Panasonic Plasma TV models. The pixel orbiter is available in all picture modes except for THX mode. Note: Not all Plasma TVs have THX mode. The pixel orbiter is a menu item in current models. In earlier models the feature was automatic and did not appear in the menu.
  • Does the Amazon VOD application have the watchlist feature?
  • Does my TV support the Info Bar feature?
  • Does my TV support Remote Sharing?
  • Does my TV support my Home Cloud?
  • Does my TV support 4K content?
  • Does my TV support 3D content?
  • Does my TV have any kind of filter to reduce reflections or glare on the screen?
    All Panasonic plasma TVs have an anti reflective filter (ar filter) which helps to reduce reflections and glare.
  • Does my TV have a web browser?
    No, this TV does not have a Web Browser App.
  • Do I need a digital converter box to use an antenna on this TV?
  • 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 get Netflix on my TV?
    Netflix is not an available application for your TV. You can connect an External Device that has the Netflix Application to your TV to view Netflix content.
  • Can I connect an additonal infrared sensor to pick up my remote control?
    Your TV does not have an input to accommodate for an infrared sensor
  • Can I connect a Bluetooth adapter dongle to the USB port in order to transmit an audio signal to wireless headphones or a speaker?
  • Can I change the size of my closed captioning?
    Digital signals do allow the TV to change the font size. Enter the TV's Setup menu and then select CC or Closed Captioning. Then select the Digital Setting option. Finally use the right arrow to change the Font Size
  • Can I buy an extended service contract directly from Panasonic?
    Extended warranties can be obtained by calling 1-866-237-2593.
  • Can I add internet applications to my TV?
    We regret to inform you that your TV only supports the applications that are preloaded onto it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Should there be a black border on the screen between the picture and the bezel?
    Yes, this border is part of the cosmetic design of our TVs.
  • Is there firmware available that will add the Web Browser to my TV?
  • Is there any way to turn off the power indicator?
  • Is the N5HBZ0000055 wireless adapter compatible with my TV?
    The N5HBZ0000055 wireless adapter is only compatible with the following TV Series: UT50, UT54, and XT50.
  • Is my TV HDCP compliant?
  • Is my TV Bluetooth capable?
  • Is it safe to turn on my TV as soon as I take it out of the box?
    The only reason you would need to wait before turing on your TV is if the TV was stored somewhere with a temperature below freezing as turning on the TV before the screen thaws out could cause it to crack.
  • Is it possible to upgrade my TV with the firmware of another TV model?
  • Is it necessary to do a connection test each time I turn the TV before I enjoy online movies?
    Once you turn on your television, it may take up to 60 seconds for the TV to identify your network settings and connect back to your network. Please allow time for the television to make that connection.
  • 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".
  • How long is the warranty of my TV?
    The parts and labor of your TV are covered for 1 year form the date of purchase.
  • How long is the power cord of this TV?
    The power cord is 6 feet long.
  • How does altitude or (elevation level) affect the operation of Plasma televisions?
    Most Plasma televisions are calibrated for optimum operation at, or near, sea level. Decreasing external air pressure present at higher altitudes can cause some annoying or unwanted symptoms during the operation of the Plasma television. One symptom that may be experienced when the plasma television is viewed at an altitude above which it is designed to operate at is a "buzzing" noise. The "buzzing" is actually the sealed glass encasing the inert gases inside the television vibrating. This the result of the external pressure against the sealed glass being less than the pressure applied against the glass by the inert gases inside.
  • How do I update this TV to the latest software (firmware)?
    If the TV is connected to the Internet, then you will be automatically notified of available software updates.
    To manually check for an update:
    In the main menu, select "Network" and then press [OK], select "Software Update". The current and latest version software will be shown. If a newer version is available, update your TV. Follow the on-screen instructions and do not power off the TV until the update is complete. Be patient; firmware update may take a while.
  • 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 turn off the closed captions on my TV?
    You will need to press the [CC] button on the remote until it says "OFF". If closed captions still comes up, you will need to disable closed captions in your source device.
  • 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 search for a wireless network?
    Press Menu > Network > Network Connection. You will then be given an option of "Quick Setup" or "Custom" to search for networks.
  • How do I reset the "Lock" setting if I have forgotten the "Password"?
    Reset the TV. Resetting the TV will erase all settings in the TV, including picture calibrations.
    1. Turn the TV power on.
    2. While holding the [Vol-] button on the TV, press and hold down the [MENU] button, on the remote control, for more than 3 seconds.
    3. Once "Self Check" appears, hold down the power button, on the TV, until the TV powers off.
  • How do I remove the Picture Refresh Mode from this unit?
    1. Press and hold the [Vol-] button on the side of the TV.
    2. Press the [CH] up button on the remote 3 times (while holding the [Vol-] button on the TV).
    3. Press the [Right] arrow to change the "Picture refresh" setting to "Off".
    4. Press the [Exit] button to exit the menu.
  • 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 when a firmware update is available for my TV?
    A message stating that firmware is available will appear on your screen when you attempt to access one of the network applications.
  • 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 warranty coverage with my model?
    A manufacturer warranty is not transferrable. It only applies to the original owner and if you have proof(from a receipt) that you are the original owner, then you have a warranty until the first year of purchase.
  • 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 my television to fit on the whole screen, when parts of it are cut off?
    To adjust the screen size and zoom: Go to Menu, select Picture, then select Aspect adjustments and select H size or HD size. Choose either "Size 1" or "Size 2" depending on which HDMI port you are connected to.
  • How do I get my television out of "Store Demo Mode"?
    For 2012 TV's and older, go to "Menu" -> "Setup" -> and then "First Time Setup", then you have the option between "Home Mode" and "Store Demo Mode", choose "Home Mode" and the problem should be corrected.
  • 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 find my model number on the TV?
  • How do I extend the desktop of my computer to my TV?
    You will need to contact your computer or operating system manufacturer to confirm the process required on your computer to extend the desktop.
  • 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 do I have to enter my network name and password everytime I turn the TV back on?
    The wireless adapter of the TV can take up to 2 minutes to find and reconnect to your wirelss network. If you give it time, you will not be prompted to enter your user name and password.
  • Why do I have a stationary line on my screen?
    If you have a 2013 or later TV, run the "Self Test" program. You are able to do this by selecting Menu, next select help, then select TV self test.This will take you to the TV self test. After running the TV Self Test and the image and sound are normal, the TV is working properly. If the image and sound are not working normally then the TV might need to be serviced. If you have a 2012 model, first disconnect the devices and use the menu to see if there is a tint. If the model has a Web Browser present then check to see if this model also has this tint. Yet, if the tint is only present by connecting the AV or coaxial input then try checking the device or changing the cable(s).
  • 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 we discontinuing the TV Guide Service?
    In the current environment it has become commercially unreasonable to continue providing the Broadcast Data service due to, among other factors, the agreements with our network providers have been or being in the process of being terminated by April 2013 and analyses of consumer electronic reports indicating a low-level of units that utilize the Broadcast Data Service. Additionally, the majority of consumers in North America receive their broadcast signal via cable or satellite and these transmissions are in the process of being encrypted as the Federal Communications Commission has granted cable operators permission to encrypt their most basic cable programming. Cable operators in Canada are also encrypting their signal.
  • Why are there black bars on my screen when I use my SC-BTT190/195/196/490?
    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.
    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 of my menu options missing?
    Some menu options are not available for certain conditions or modes. For example, some menu options are only available for certain inputs.
  • 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.
  • Why am I getting a "flickering" or brightness fluctuation when watching sports?
    Your television has a built in feature called the Contrast Automatic Tracking System(C.A.T.S.). C.A.T.S. automatically adjusts the brightness and gradation according to the rooms lighting. In order to correct the fluctuations, try turning off C.A.T.S. and if possible change your picture mode to "Custom" to see if that corrects the issue.
  • Where is the Game Mode setting found?
    The Game Mode setting can be found in the Advanced Picture sub menu of the Picture Menu or under Picture Mode, depending on your TV model.
  • Where can I purchase an accessory for my TV?
    To purchase accessories for your TV online, 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 & 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
  • Where can I find a tutorial on Network Connections?
  • Where can I find a tutorial on how to connect my TV to a home theater system or sound bar?
  • Where can I find a tutorial for how to connect a PC to my TV?
  • 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.
  • When do you use the ferrite cores?
    It is recommended that you connect the ferrite core on your HDMI cables to suppress high frequency noise in electronic circuits.
  • What type of audio does Netflix output through the Digital Audio Out (Optical) jack on the TV?
    The Digital Audio Out(Optical) port will output up to a 5.1 Dolby Digital signal from any internet application as long as the content is available in 5.1 Dolby Digital within the application.
  • 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 TV fails the last step of the Network Connection Test ?
    Try changing the DNS information in your TV. First, contact your internet service provider to determine their DNS server information. Second, go into the TV's menu and enter the DNS information into the TV. To change the DNS settings in the TV, press the [Menu] button on the remote control and then select "Network" in the menu. Third, select "IP address/DNS settings" and then set "DNS setting mode" to manual. Finally, select "DNS" and enter the DNS server information that you received from your internet service provider. Perform another connection test.
  • 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 (+ & -).
    • 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.
  • 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 should I do if error "006" is displayed when I press the Internet button on the TV's remote control?
    Enter the TV's Network menu and select the "IP Address/DNS Setting" option. Then change the DNS Setting mode to Manual and change the DNS to
  • What products are affected by the discontinuation of the TV Guide Service?
    All CE Guides Version2 through 10 that receive broadcast Guide data via an antenna or cable connection in the US and Canada will be affected.
  • What ports are used by VieraCast?
    48705, 80 and 443
  • What is the "break-in" period and what should I do during the break-in period to minimize any risk of image retention?
    When your plasma TV is initially installed, the first 100 hours of use is known as the "break-in period." While there are no special requirements for the break in period, to minimize any risk of image retention, the customer may want to be aware of the following information,
    1. Make sure the plasma TV is in a viewing mode (aspect ratio) that completely fills the screen. The panel is shipped in this condition, in what is called the "Just" mode.
    2. Change the Picture Mode from Vivid to Standard or Cinema. Cinema would be best.
    3. Briefly engage the 4:3 aspect and confirm the side bars are set to "Mid", or "Bright". This can be adjusted in the Set Up menu.
    4. Always return the display mode that fills the screen (such as Just, Zoom, Full, or H-FILL).
    5. Try not to view channels with stationary backgrounds or logos for extended periods of time.
    6. Avoid extended display of static images (video games, computer images, DVD title screens, etc.). No fixed image should appear on the TV for more than 15% of the viewing week.
  • What IP cameras are compatible with this this set?
    The BLC210 and BLC230 are the only models currently compatible with this feature.
  • 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.
  • Will the TV display subtitles from a separate file?
  • Will the Touch Pen (TY-TP10U) work with my TV?
  • Will the touch pad on a keyboard work with the TV?
  • Will the DY-WL5 wireless adapter work with my TV?
  • Will my TV support an Apple router?
  • 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.
  • Why is there an echo when I use my TV speakers and a sound bar or home theater system?
    The lag you are experiencing is caused by the split second it takes a sound bar or home theater to process the audio signal before it outputs the signal to the speakers. If the TV had an audio lag issue, the TV speakers would also not sync up with the video you are watching. It is recommended that you turn the volume of your TV speakers to zero if you are using external audio devices such as sound bars or home theater systems.
  • 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 TV unable to connect to my home network even though I entered my Network Name/SSID and Encryption (password)?
    Ensure that you are entering the SSID and Encryption (password) into the TV exactly as it appears in your router. The SSID and Encryption information is case sensitive. Hint: Use the green button to toggle between upper and lower case letters when entering the SSID and Encryption. Special characters can be entered by using the 1, Last or 0 button.
  • 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.  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 doesn't my TV recognize the LAN cable I plugged in?
    Make sure that the Ethernet cable is a direct LAN cable and not a crossover cable. A PC may work with a crossover cable but our TV will not. We recommend that you test the Ethernet connection, using a computer and a different Ethernet cable.
  • Why does the TV not find any channels when I scan for them?
    You will need to make sure that the ANT IN setting in the ANTENNA/Cable sub menu of the Setup menu is set to Antenna.
  • 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.
    - 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.
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