43/50VJ33 FC Eng
Safety precautions Some do's and don'ts for you to be aware of
Installation and important information
The remote control an at-a-glance guide
Connecting external equipment
Connections and controls
Selecting the language, country and system
Manual tune an alternative to Auto tuning
Sorting programme positions
General controls changing programme position
Sound controls volume, sound mute, bass boost, bass/treble/balance
Picture controls picture preferences, noise reduction, picture position, aspect ratio
The timer and time display setting the TV to turn off and time display
Panel lock disabling the buttons on the TV
Stereo and bilingual transmissions stereo or dual language broadcasts
Input selection and AV connections input and output sockets for connected equipment
Setting up, general information, Auto and List modes
Questions and Answers
Notes for your own records
Index, Specifications and Accessories information on your television
please ring the
For UK only
This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any
electrical equipment, care must be taken to obtain the best results and for safety to be assured. Please read
the points below for your own safety. They are of a general nature, intended to help with all electronic
consumer products and some points may not apply to the goods you have just purchased.
DON'T remove any fixed cover as this may expose
DON'T obstruct the ventilation openings of the
equipment with items such as newspapers,
tablecloths, curtains, etc. Overheating will cause
damage and shorten the life of the equipment.
DON'T allow electrical equipment to be exposed to
dripping or splashing or objects filled with liquids,
such as vases, to be placed on the equipment.
DON'T place hot objects or naked flame sources,
such as lighted candles or nightlights on, or close to
equipment. High temperatures can melt plastic and
lead to fires.
DON'T use makeshift stands and NEVER fix legs
with wood screws. To ensure complete safety,
always fit the manufacturer's approved stand or
legs with the fixings provided according to the
DON'T listen to headphones at high volume, as
such use can permanently damage your hearing.
DON'T leave equipment switched on when it is
unattended, unless it is specifically stated that it is
designed for unattended operation or has a
standby mode. Switch off using the switch on the
equipment and make sure your family know how to
do this. Special arrangements may need to be
made for infirm or handicapped people.
DON'T continue to operate the equipment if you
are in any doubt about it working normally, or it is
damaged in any way switch off, withdraw the
mains plug and consult your dealer.
ABOVE ALL NEVER let anyone, especially
children, push anything into holes, slots or any
other openings in the case this could result
in a fatal electric shock.
NEVER guess or take chances with electrical
equipment of any kind it is better to be safe
TO FULLY DISCONNECT THE TV, SWITCH OFF
THE MAINS SOCKET AND REMOVE THE
Leave at least 10cm clearance around the television
to allow adequate ventilation. This will prevent
overheating and possible damage to the TV. Dusty
places should also be avoided.
Damage may occur if the TV is left in direct sunlight
or near a heater. Avoid places subject to extremely
high temperatures or humidity, or locations where the
temperature is likely to fall below 5°C (41°F).
The mains supply required for this equipment is
230v AC 50Hz. Never connect to a DC supply or
any other power source. DO ensure that the TV is
not standing on the mains lead. DO NOT cut off
the mains plug from this equipment, this
incorporates a special Radio Interference Filter, the
removal of which will impair its performance. In the
UK, the fuse fitted in this plug is approved by ASTA
or BSI to BS1362. It should only be replaced by a
correctly rated and approved type and the fuse
cover must be refitted.
IF IN DOUBT PLEASE CONSULT A COMPETENT
DO read the operating instructions before you
attempt to use the equipment.
DO ensure that all electrical connections (including
the mains plug, extension leads and inter-
connections between pieces of equipment) are
properly made and in accordance with the
manufacturers' instructions. Switch off and withdraw
the mains plug before making or changing
DO consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt
about the installation, operation or safety of your
DO be careful with glass panels or doors
Installation and important information
Where to install
Locate the television away from direct sunlight and strong lights.
Soft, indirect lighting is recommended for comfortable viewing.
Place the TV directly on the floor or a sturdy platform. The
mounting surface should be flat and steady. If you install
the TV onto a soft floor covering, make sure that the
covering will not be damaged by the weight of the TV.
Use curtains or blinds to prevent direct sunlight
falling on the screen.
Always take great care when moving this TV as it
could mark polished floor surfaces or damage floor
If stationary images generated by TELETEXT, CHANNEL IDENTIFICATION LOGOS, COMPUTER DISPLAYS, VIDEO
GAMES, ON SCREEN MENUS, etc. are left on the TV screen for any length of time, they could become
If you use your television to display completely still images, or moving pictures which have a permanent still image
superimposed e.g. broadcast network logos, it is always advisable to reduce BOTH the brightness and contrast settings.
WARNING! NEVER LEAVE A STATIONARY IMAGE ON THE SCREEN
Please take note
Toshiba shall under no circumstances be liable for loss and/or damage to the product caused by:
iii) accidental damage;
iv) intentional misuse of the product;
v) use of the product in improper conditions;
vi) loss and/or damge caused to the product whilst in the possession of a third party;
vii) any damage or loss caused as a result of the owner's failure and/or neglect to follow the instructions set out in the owner's
viii) any loss or damage caused directly as a result of misuse or malfunction of the product when used simultaneously with
Furthermore, under no circumstances shall Toshiba be liable for any consequential loss and/or damage including but not limited
to the following, loss of profit, interruption of business, the loss of recorded data whether caused during normal operation or
misuse of the product.
The remote controlUP
Remove the back cover to reveal the battery compartment and make sure the batteries are inserted
the right way round.
Suitable battery types for this remote are UM-4, AAA, IEC R03 1.5V.
Do not combine a used, old battery with a new one or mix battery types. Dispose of them in a
designated disposal area.
The performance of the remote control will deteriorate beyond a distance of five metres or outside an
angle of 30 degrees from the centre of the TV.
Inserting batteries and effective range of the remote
Simple at-a-glance reference of your remote control.
For quick reference
the end of
To mute the sound
Teletext control buttons
To exit Menus
No function on this model
To bring up on-screen information and
for the teletext initial/index function
To select input from external sources
To access sub-pages when in teletext
To select mode
Selectable picture preferences
Aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3)
To return to the previous programme
For On/Standby mode
To display teletext
When in VCR or DVD mode:
m to PAUSE
press lqto SKIP-REWIND
presssl to SKIP-FORWARD
press r to PLAY
pressp to STOP
press qto REWIND
presssto FAST FORWARD
To change programme positions and
To alter the volume
When using menus the arrows move the
cursor on the screen up, down, left or
right. OK to confirm your selection
When in TV mode:
No function on this model
OI/II Stereo/bilingual reception
8/9 Time display
When in Teletext mode:
To reveal concealed text
To hold a wanted page
To enlarge teletext display size
8/9 To select a page whilst viewing a