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HP LC3700N, LC3200N, and LC2600N LCD TVs - Setting Up Your LCD TV (LC3700N, LC3200N, LC2600N)

This document pertains to the HP Pavilion LC3700N 37-inch LCD HDTV, to the HP Pavilion LC3200N 32-inch LCD HDTV, and to the HP Pavilion LC2600 26-inch LCD HDTV.
This document explains how to set up your HP Pavilion TV.
note:
It may be necessary to purchase additional video and audio cables in order to perform some of the steps in this document.

Unpacking

Be sure to read through Lifting the display for important information.
Unpack the TV and put it on a stable surface:
  1. Use the cardboard holders on either side of the TV to remove it from the box.
  2. Remove the cardboard; however, keep the wrapping on the TV to protect it while moving.
  3. Lift the TV onto the installation location.

Lifting the TV

note:
Due to the size and weight of the TV, it is recommended that a minimum of two people assemble and move it.
To transport the TV, grasp the display in the area under and above the screen.
If speakers are attached to the TV, do not lift the TV by the speakers; instead, use the area under and above the screen.
Move the TV gently. Never place the TV with the glass screen facing downward, unless it is protected with pads.

Removing or attaching the stand

Your TV comes with a stand already attached to the display. There are two types of stands:
  • Paddle-type stand: The LC2600N model has a paddle-type stand, which has a metal, rectangular 'paddle' forming the top of the stand. The paddle is screwed directly to the back of the TV.
  • Pedestal-cover stand: The LC3700N and LC3200N models have a pedestal-cover type stand, which has a cover hiding the bracket forming the top of the stand. The bracket is screwed into a mounting area on the TV chassis.
The steps that follow to remove or attach the stand include instructions for each type of stand.
note:
Due to the size and weight of the TV, it is recommended that a minimum of two people assemble and move it.

Removing the stand

Before removing the stand, unplug the AC cord from the AC input terminal.
  1. Place a pad or foam (1) on a stable table.
    1
    Pad protecting TV with paddle-type stand
  2. Carefully place the TV with the glass screen facing downward on the pad. Position it with the stand hanging over the edge of the table; hold the stand in place.
      warning:
    Be careful when handling the TV stand. The TV stand is heavy. Do not allow the stand to drop onto the TV because doing so may damage the TV components or break the screen.
  3. Proceed with the steps for your type TV stand:
    • For a paddle-type stand, continue with step 4.
    • For a pedestal-cover stand, continue with step 5.
  4. For the TV with a paddle-type stand, hold the stand in place and remove the four screws (2) that secure the stand to the TV. Lift the stand off the TV. This completes stand removal for this type of stand.
    2
    Four screws securing stand
  5. For the TV with a pedestal-cover stand, remove the retaining screw (4) from the stand pedestal cover (3). Remove the cover.
    1
    Pad protecting TV with pedestal-cover stand
    3
    Pedestal cover
    4
    Pedestal cover screw
  6. Four screws (5) secure the pedestal to the TV chassis in the mounting area. The tabs (6) in the mounting area form the slot for the pedestal leading edge (8). Remove the four screws (5), and then slide the pedestal straight out of the TV.
    5
    Four screws securing pedestal
    6
    Slot in mounting area
    8
    Pedestal leading edge

Installing the stand

Before attaching the stand, unplug the AC cord from the AC input terminal.
  1. Carefully place the TV with the glass screen facing downward on a padded (1), stable table. Position the bottom of the TV near the edge of the table.
      warning:
    Be careful when handling the TV stand. The TV stand is heavy. Do not allow the stand to drop onto the TV because doing so may damage the TV components or break the screen.
  2. Proceed with the steps for your type TV stand:
    • For a paddle-type stand, continue with step 3.
    • For a pedestal-cover stand, continue with step 6.
  3. For the TV with a paddle-type stand, position the stand on the TV and align the four screw holes.
    1
    Pad protecting TV with paddle-type stand
  4. Insert the four screws (2) to secure the stand to the TV.
    2
    Four screws securing paddle-type stand
  5. Carefully lift the TV and set it upright. This completes stand installation for this type stand.
  6. For the TV with a pedestal-cover stand, the tabs (6) in the mounting area of the TV form the slot for the pedestal leading edge. Hold the stand with the front (thin) edge of the base (7) pointing down and the pedestal horizontal.
    7
    Front (thin) edge of the base
    8
    Leading edge of the pedestal
    9
    Four screw holes
  7. Lower the stand onto the TV with the pedestal in the mounting area. Then, slide the stand forward until the leading edge (8) is underneath the tabs (6) and the screw holes (9) align.
    8
    Leading edge of the pedestal
    5
    Four screws securing pedestal
    6
    Slot in mounting area
  8. Insert the screws (5) into the four holes (9).
  9. Position the pedestal cover (3) over the pedestal, tip the cover to place the top edge into the mounting area, and then lower the cover onto the pedestal. Move the cover to align the cover with the screw hole, and insert the retaining screw.
    1
    Pad protecting TV with pedestal-cover stand
    3
    Pedestal cover
  10. Carefully lift the TV and set it upright. This completes stand installation for this type stand.

Setting up the TV

Set up the TV by attaching and connecting the display speakers, connecting cables, and connecting the power cord. Some TV models come with speakers attached.

Attaching and connecting the display speakers

Speakers with speaker cables attach to each side of the display. The right speaker is located on the right side of the display when it is viewed from the front.
  caution:
Unplug power for the TV and all connected components before attaching or connecting speakers.
  1. Position the TV display upright on its stand.
  2. Place a speaker (1) onto the TV display and insert the screws to secure it. Select models use only two screws.
    Use the long screws (2) for the top and bottom screwholes (4), and the short screw (3) in the middle (5).
    2
    Long screws for the top and bottom screwholes
    3
    Short screw for the middle screwhole
    1
    Speaker (uses three mounting screws)
    4
    Mounting screwholes, top and bottom
    5
    Mounting screwhole, middle
  3. Plug the speaker cable (6) into the TV (7).
    6
    Speaker cable
    7
    TV speaker connector
  4. Repeat these steps for the other speaker.

Connecting the TV signal sources

Refer to TV back panel for connector locations. Refer to TV Cable and Connection Types for more information on cable types and connections.
If your outdoor antenna uses a 75-ohm coaxial cable with an F-type connector, plug it into the antenna terminal at the rear of the TV set.
note:
An F-type connector should be finger-tightened only. When connecting the RF cable to the TV set, do not use tools to tighten the F-type connector, as it may cause damage to your TV set.
Connect the input sources to the TV according to the type of connection:
note:
To connect a device that records TV, use Terminal 3 (Monitor Out/Record Out) for a VCR or use the i.LINK Terminal. (Note that i.LINK records only digital programs.)

Connecting the cable TV or the aerial broadcast antenna

Use standard 75-ohm coaxial cable to connect a ground antenna or cable TV input source to the TV. Use shielded coaxial cable to reduce radio frequency (RF) interference.
Optional equipment, cable TV service, splitters, combiners, and all cables are sold separately.
  caution:
Unplug power for the TV and all connected components before connecting the antenna or cable.
  1. Connect the input source coaxial cable to the Analog Air In, Digital Air In, or Digital Cable In connectors on the back of the TV.
    • For broadcast signals, you can use a combiner to add together your VHF antenna, UHF antenna, and digital antenna. Then, use a splitter to connect the signal cable to both the Analog Air In and Digital Air In connectors on the TV.
    • For cable without a CATV converter, use a combiner to add together your broadcast antenna signals (see previous bullet) and the cable signal. Then, use a splitter to connect the signal cable to both the Analog Air In and Digital Air In connectors on the TV.
    • For cable with a CATV converter, use a splitter to connect the signal cable to both the Analog Air In and Digital Cable In connectors on the TV.
      note:
      You can use either Digital Cable In or Digital Air In, or use both.
  2. Connect power to the TV.
  3. Turn on the TV.
    When turning on the TV for the first time, it automatically asks for language and other selections, and then performs a channel search and memorizes the channels where you live. Be sure to insert the batteries into the remote control unit before use.
    If necessary, perform a channel scan by using the remote control arrow buttons and Select button, and the Setup menu:
    1. Press the Menu button to open the onscreen display (OSD) and display the list of menus.
    2. Press the down arrow buttons to highlight Setup, and then press the Select button.
    3. Continue with Step d to use the wizard, or with Step g to initiate a channel scan manually.
    4. Press the arrow buttons to highlight EZ Setup, and then press Select.
    5. If you set the Secret No., enter your 4-digit secret number.
    6. Follow the setup wizard instructions. This completes the steps for using the wizard.
    7. Press the arrow buttons to highlight CH Search, and then press Select.
    8. Press the arrow buttons to highlight Yes for each type of signal source entry: Analog, Digital (Air), and Digital (Cable).
    9. Press the arrow buttons to highlight Search Start, and then press Select. The scan automatically searches the selected inputs for channels.

Using a CableCARD

Use these steps when you have a CableCARD (certain countries/regions only) for premium digital cable service and you do not want to use a set-top box from the cable provider.
To use a digital set-top box, refer to "Connecting cable or satellite with a set-top box."

Connecting and initiating CableCARD

Optional equipment and all cables are sold separately.
  1. Connect the cable TV input source using the Digital Cable In connector, as described in the previous procedure, "Connecting cable TV or the aerial broadcast antenna."
  2. Remove the dust cover from the CableCard slot.
  3. With the TV on, insert the CableCARD provided by your cable company into the card slot on the back of the TV. Insert the card with the upper side facing right. Wait for the CableCARD message to appear; it may take several minutes to do so.
      caution:
    Do not remove the power cord while the CableCARD is inserted because doing so may damage the card.
  4. When the message appears, read it and contact your cable provider to enable the card.

Removing CableCARD

  1. Turn on the TV.
  2. Check that the CableCARD upgrade screen is not displayed. If it is displayed, wait until it disappears.
  3. Check that the OPC light on the front of the TV is NOT red. If it is red, wait for the OPC light to change or go out.
  4. Remove the CableCARD from the slot.

Disconnecting the cable antenna when using CableCARD

  1. Turn on the TV.
  2. Check that the CableCARD upgrade screen is not displayed. If it is displayed, wait until it disappears.
  3. Check that the OPC light on the front of the TV is NOT red. If it is, wait for it to change or go out.
  4. Disconnect the cable antenna.

Connecting cable or satellite with a set-top box

Optional equipment and all cables are sold separately.
You can connect a digital TV set-top box (air or cable) and other audiovisual equipment by using:
  • Input 1 terminals with either component or composite video connections
  • Input 2 terminals with either component or composite video connections
  • Input 4 terminals with HDMI connection
  • Input 5 terminals with DVI connections
      caution:
    Unplug power for the TV and all connected components before connecting the set-top box.
  1. Connect the set-top box input source cable(s) to the back of the TV using one of the terminals sets.
    • Input 1 or Input 2 using component connections.
    • Input 1 or Input 2 using composite video connections.
    • Input 4 using HDMI connection.
    • Input 5 using DVI connections.
  2. Connect the cables to the set-top box.
  3. Turn on the set-top box.
  4. Connect power to the TV.
  5. Turn on the TV.
  6. Select the input source by pressing the Input button on the remote control or on the TV.
  7. Scan for channels:
    When turning on the TV for the first time, it automatically asks for language and other selections, and then performs a channel search and memorizes the channels where you live. Be sure to insert the batteries into the remote control unit before use.
    If necessary, perform a channel scan by using the remote control arrow buttons and Select button, and the Setup menu:
    1. Pess the Menu button to open the onscreen display (OSD) and display the list of menus.
    2. Press the down arrow buttons to highlight Setup, and then press the Select button.
    3. Continue with Step d to use the wizard, or with Step g to initiate a channel scan manually.
    4. Press the arrow buttons to highlight EZ Setup, and then press Select.
    5. If you set the Secret No., enter your 4-digit secret number.
    6. Follow the setup wizard instructions. This completes the steps for using the wizard.
    7. Press the arrow buttons to highlight CH Search, and then press Select.
    8. Press the arrow buttons to highlight Yes for each type of signal source entry: Analog, Digital (Air), and Digital (Cable).
    9. Press the arrow buttons to highlight Search Start, and then press Select. The scan automatically searches the selected inputs for channels.

Connecting a DVD player, VCR, DVR, game console, or camcorder

You can connect optional equipment, such as a DVD player, VCR, DVR, and so on, to the TV by using the AV input connectors.
Optional equipment, including an external sound system, and all cables are sold separately.
You can connect a DVD by using:
  • Input 1 terminals with either component or composite video connections.
  • Input 2 terminals with either component or composite video connections.
  • Input 3 terminals with either S-video or composite video connections.
  • Input 4 terminals with HDMI connection.
  • Input 5 terminals with DVI connections.
You can connect a VCR by using Input 3 terminals with either S-video or composite video connections for playback, and by using Monitor Out/Rec Out terminals for recording (input to the VCR).
You can connect a game console, camcorder, and some other AV equipment by using Input 3 terminals with either S-video or composite video connections.
You can connect HDMI equipment by using Input 4 terminal with an HDMI connection.
You can connect DVI equipment by using the Input 5 terminals with an DVI-I connection.
You can connect i.LINK equipment by using one of the i.LINK terminals.

Choosing the AV connection to use

When connecting optional equipment as signal sources, the connectors on the equipment may limit the type of connection you can use.
When your optional equipment has more than one type of output connector, choose the connection that provides the best quality play back image.
For best results, choose the best quality connection type that is supported by your optional equipment.
Refer to TV back panel for connector locations. Refer to TV Cable and Connection Types for more information on cable types and connections.
The procedures that follow describe connecting optional equipment, including the audio connections when applicable.
  caution:
Unplug power for the TV and all connected components before connecting optional equipment. Ensure that the optional equipment is powered off.

Connecting an HDMI device

This is the recommended connection for video and audio. The HDMI cable is sold separately.
  1. Connect the HDMI cable to Input 4. (There are no separate audio inputs for HDMI.)
  2. Connect the cable to the HDMI device.
  3. Turn on the device, and start play.
  4. Connect power to the TV.
  5. Turn on the TV.
  6. Select the input source by pressing the Input button on the remote control or on the TV.
  7. Define the HDMI Setup items under Options in the OSD menu.

Connecting a DVI device

The DVI cable and the audio cable are sold separately.
  1. Connect the DVI-I cable and an audio cable to the Input 5 connectors.
  2. Connect the cables to the DVI device.
  3. Turn on the device, and start play.
  4. Connect power to the TV.
  5. Turn on the TV.
  6. Select the input source by pressing the Input button on the remote control or on the TV.
  7. Define the type of device connected to Input 5 (DVI) by setting Input Select in the Options menu in the OSD menus.

Cautions regarding i.LINK connection

  • Use S400 type i.LINK cables.
  • Some i.LINK devices may not relay data if their power is off. In this case the device should be connected at the end of any series of connections.
  • This TV can relay data during power off, by selecting Active in the Standby Mode option in i.LINK Setup menu.
  • Do NOT use a loop connection.
  • When using i.LINK, do not turn off the power of or pull the cable from i.LINK devices, even if those i.LINK devices are not in use. This may affect the picture and the sound from an i.LINK device in use.
  • If devices such as a DVD recorders, digital video cameras, PCs, and PC peripheral devices that are not compatible with this TV, are connected to the TV using i.LINK, other i.LINK connections may be disrupted.
  • When device recognition, control, recording, or playback, on an i.LINK connected device does not function correctly, correct operation may be restored by disconnecting and reconnecting the i.LINK cable.
  • When connecting multiple i.LINK devices, depending on the specifications and the interoperability of the connected devices, their operation may not be stable.
    In that case, disconnecting all devices not in use and changing the method of connection may result in stable operation.
To connect an i.LINK device, follow these steps:
  1. Connect the i.LINK cable to the 4-pin i.LINK terminal. The i.LINK connector must match your device cable type. (There are no separate audio inputs for i.LINK.)
  2. Connect the cable to the i.LINK device.
  3. Turn on the device.
  4. Connect power to the TV.
  5. Turn on the TV.
  6. Select the input source for the TV by pressing the Input button on the remote control or on the TV, or press i.Link on the remote control and select the source.
  7. Define the i.LINK items in the OSD menus.

Connecting a component device

  1. Connect the component cable to the Component In (Y, Pb, Pr) connectors. There are two sets of component connectors you can use: Input 1 or Input 2.
  2. Connect the component audio cable to the L/R audio connectors in the terminals area.
  3. Connect the cables to the device.
  4. Turn on the device, and start play.
  5. Connect power to the TV.
  6. Turn on the TV.
  7. Select the input source by pressing the Input button on the remote control or on the TV.
  8. Define i.Link setup items in the Digital Setup menu of the OSD menus.

Connecting an S-video or AV video device

A VCR, game console, camcorder, or some other audiovisual equipment can be connected using Input 3 terminals.
  caution:
Input 3 has both S-video and AV video connectors, which share L/R audio connectors. Connect only one video input for Input 3.
  1. Connect the video equipment to the Input 3 connectors:
    • For a VCR, DVR, or other device that has an S-video connector, use an S-video cable and the S-video connector.
    Or
    • For a VCR, DVR, or other device that has a composite connector, use a composite cable and the Video connector.
  2. Connect the audio cable connectors to the left and right audio connectors in Input 3 area.
  3. Connect the cables to the device.
  4. Turn on the device, and start play.
  5. Connect power to the TV.
  6. Turn on the TV.
  7. Select the input source by pressing the Input button on the remote control or on the TV.
  8. Define items in the OSD menus.

Connecting a VCR for recording

  1. Connect the VCR output for playback using the Input 3 connectors, either S-video or AV video (composite); see the previous procedure, "Connecting an S-video or AV video device."
  2. Connect the VCR for recording by connecting the input to the VCR to the Monitor Out/Rec Out terminals; use the S-video connector or the video connector. The two terminals share the audio connectors.
    note:
    The S-video terminal has priority over the video terminal.
  3. Connect the VCR for recording by connecting the input to the VCR to the Monitor Out/Rec Out terminals; use the S-video connector or the video connector. The two terminals share the audio connectors.
    note:
    The S-video terminal has priority over the video terminal.
    • For a device that has an S-video connector, use an S-video cable and the S-video connector.
    Or
    • For a device that has a composite connector, use a composite cable and the Video connector.
  4. Connect the audio cable connectors to the left and right audio connectors in the Monitor Out/Rec Out terminals area.
  5. Connect the cables to the device.
  6. Turn on the device.
  7. Connect power to the TV.
  8. Turn on the TV.
  9. Select the input source to record by pressing the Input button on the remote control or on the TV.
  10. Define the screen size to record in the Video Setup menu of the OSD menus.

Connecting a PC to the TV

Use these instructions when connecting a PC or other source equipment to the TV Input 5 terminal to view the PC desktop as a selectable input source. You can use a a DVI-I cable or RGB-to-DVI conversion cable.
note:
Refer to "PC Compatibility Chart" in the User's Guide for a list of PC signals compatible with the TV.
  caution:
Unplug power for the TV and all connected components before connecting a PC. Ensure that the PC is powered off.
  1. Connect the PC or source equipment video cable to the TV by using Input 5.
    • For a DVI-I connector on your PC, use a DVI-I cable.
    Or
    • For a VGA connector on your PC, use a RGB-to-DVI conversion cable.
  2. Connect the source audio cable to the Input 5 audio connector.
  3. Connect power to the TV.
  4. Turn on the TV.
  5. Connect the power, and turn on the PC or source equipment.
  6. Select the input source by pressing the Input button on the remote control or on the TV.
  7. Define the type of device connected to Input 5 (DVI) by setting Input Select in the Options menu in the OSD menus.

Connecting an external sound system

Use the Digital Audio Output connector on the back of the TV to provide audio to an external sound system, such as a digital receiver or a surround sound system.
  caution:
Unplug power for the TV and all connected components before connecting an external sound system. Ensure that the external sound system is powered off.
  1. Connect the external sound system to the Digital Audio Output connector: Use the digital audio connector for an optical audio cable connection to a digital receiver or surround sound speaker system.
  2. Connect power to the TV.
  3. Turn on the TV.
  4. Connect power and turn on the external sound system.
  5. Define the digital audio format in the Audio Setup menu in the OSD menus.

Connecting power to the TV

Use these steps to attach the cable clamp (select models only), connect the AC power cord, bundle cords with cable clamp and cable tie.
  1. Connect the power cord to the TV (1) and secure it in the clamp (2).
  2. Push the cable clamp (select models only) into the pedestal cover screw hole (3).
  3. Bundle the cords with the cable clamp and the cable tie (4).
  4. Connect the power cord to the AC power outlet.
    1
    AC Input terminal with power cord
    2
    AC cord clamp
    3
    Cable clamp
    4
    Cable tie

TV back panel

Item
TV (Rear)
Description
1
S-video or Video, with Audio left and right (Input 3)
Connect an S-video cable and left-right audio cables from optional equipment. Or, connect composite video and left-right audio cables from optional equipment. Audio connectors are shared.
2
Monitor Out/Rec Out terminals
Output for monitoring or recording video. Connect an S-video cable and left-right audio cables to the equipment. Or, connect composite video and left-right audio cables to the equipment. Audio connectors are shared.
3
Component Video or Video with Audio left and right (Input 2)
Identical to Input 1.
4
Component Video or Video with Audio left and right (Input 1)
Connect Component Video cables and left-right audio cables from optional equipment. Supports standard inputs 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i. The TV automatically determines what has been connected. Some set-top boxes must be set for a specific resolution out. Or, connect composite video and left-right audio cables from the optional equipment. Audio connectors are shared.
Item
TV (Rear)
Description
5
Digital Audio Output
Optical connection for external audio system.
6
Analog Air/Cable TV In
Connect an analog aerial TV antenna or analog cable.
7
Digital Air TV In
Connect a digital aerial TV antenna cable.
8
Digital Cable TV In
Connect a digital cable TV signal cable.
9
System Reset
Press if TV does not operate after starting up.
10
Reset
Press if TV cannot return to its original state after performing an option.
Item
TV (Rear)
Description
11
i.LINK (two connectors)
Connect a 4-pin i.LINK cable from optional digital equipment in your home theater system.
Item
TV (Rear)
Description
12
RS-232 Terminal
Used for industrial control applications.
13
Input 5 terminal: Audio (for DVI-I)
Connect audio (3.5 mm stereo mini-jack) from a PC using DVI video.
14
Input 5 terminal: DVI-I
Connect a PC using DVI video ( and audio) connection. Can connect VGA by using an RGB-to-DVI conversion cable or adapter.
15
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) Input (Input 4)
Connect an HDMI cable from digital, high-definition optional equipment.
16
CableCARD (certain countries/regions only)
Insert a cable company-provided card to receive standard definition or high-definition programs instead of using a separate set-top box.

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