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HP PL5060N and PL4260N Plasma TVs - Setting Up Your Plasma TV (PL5060N, PL4260N)

This document pertains to the HP PL5060N 50-Inch and PL4260N 42-Inch Plasma TVs.
This document explains how to set up your HP Plasma TV.
note:
If may be necessary to purchase additional video and audio cables to perform some of the steps in this document.

Before you begin

Points to note during installation:
  • Select a location for the TV that has easy access to the AC power receptacle.
      warning:
    Due to the size and weight of the display and stand, it is recommended that a minimum of two people assemble and move the TV.
  • Refer to TV back panel for connector locations.
What you need:
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Two persons to lift the display and move the assembled TV
  • Items in the box
  • Cables
  • Antenna or cable TV service
note:
Optional equipment, cable TV service, and all cables are sold separately.

Items in the box

The following items come in the TV box. If you recently purchased your TV and an item is missing, Contact HP (in English) or a replacement.
Figure : Television (panel with stand detached)
Figure : TV stand and mounting hardware (two screws)
Figure : TV display speakers with mounting hardware (eight screws)

Attaching or removing the stand

Your TV comes with a stand that must be attached to the display.
  1. Position the stand upright, with the back toward you.
  2. Gently lift the TV panel and lower it onto the stand.
    Figure : Lower TV panel onto the stand
  3. Insert the screws into the two holes on the back of the TV, and tighten the screws.
    Figure : Insert the stand screws
  4. Attach the display speakers if you are using them.
To remove the stand, perform the steps in reverse order.

Attaching and connecting the display speakers

The speakers come detached from the TV. Each speaker attaches to the side of the display and connects individually to the TV. The right speaker is on the right side of the display when it is viewed from the front.
The TV has digital audio output or analog audio output that you can connect to a separate external amplifier. See Connecting an external sound system.
  caution:
Unplug the power for the TV and all connected components before attaching or connecting speakers.
  1. Position the TV upright on its stand.
  2. Place the speaker onto the TV, and insert the four screws to secure it.
  3. Plug the speaker into the TV.
    Figure : Place the speaker, insert screws, and plug into TV
  4. Repeat these steps for the other speaker.

Connecting devices

Use the following sections depending on the type of device you are connecting:
  warning:
Before connecting the TV to any other electronic device, unplug the TV and electronic device AC cords from the AC input.
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.
note:
To connect a device that records TV, use the Video Out and Audio Out connectors. See Connecting a VCR for recording.

Connecting the antenna or basic cable

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.
note:
Optional equipment, cable TV service, and all cables are sold separately.
  caution:
Unplug the power for the TV and all connected components before connecting the antenna or cable.
  1. Connect the input source coaxial cable to the RF Input connector on the back of the TV.
  2. Connect power to the TV.
  3. Turn on the TV.
    The initial setup displays on the screen when the TV powers on for the first time. It asks for language and other selections, and then it searches for a signal from all available channels. Be sure to insert batteries into the remote control unit before use.

Connecting cable or satellite with a set-top box

You can connect a digital TV set-top box (air or cable) and other audiovisual equipment by using the following:
  • Component video and audio cables connected to Component 1 or Component 2 connectors and audio connectors on the TV.
  • S-video and audio cables connected to S-video 1 or S-video 2 connectors and audio connectors on the TV.
  • Video (composite video) and audio cables connected to Video 1 In or Video 2 In and audio connectors on the TV.
  • HDMI cable connected to the HDMI connector on the TV.
  • DVI video cable with a DVI-to-HDMI converter and audio cables connected to the HDMI connector and PC/DVI Audio In connector on the TV.
note:
Optional equipment, cable TV service, and all cables are sold separately.
  caution:
Unplug the 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 connector sets:
    • Component video and audio cables connected to Component 1 or Component 2 connectors and audio connectors on the TV.
    • S-video and audio cables connected to S-video 1 or S-video 2 connectors and audio connectors on the TV.
      note:
      The S-video and Video In connectors share the audio connectors in the set. Do not connect video cables to both the S-video and the Video In connectors in a set.
    • Video (composite video) and audio cables connected to Video 1 In or Video 2 In and audio connectors on the TV.
      note:
      The S-video and Video In connectors share the audio connectors in the set. Do not connect video cables to both the S-video and the Video In connectors in a set.
    • HDMI cable connected to the HDMI connector on the TV.
    • DVI video cable with a DVI-to-HDMI converter and audio cables connected to the HDMI connector and PC/DVI Audio In connector on the TV.
  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.

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

You can connect optional equipment (sold separately), such as a DVD player, VCR, DVR, and so on, to the TV by using the AV input connectors.
note:
Optional equipment, including an external sound system, and all cables are sold separately.
You can connect a DVD or other audiovisual equipment by using the following:
  • Component video and audio cables connected to Component 1 or Component 2 connectors and audio connectors on the TV.
  • S-video and audio cables connected to S-video 1 or S-video 2 connectors and audio connectors on the TV.
  • Video (composite video) and audio cables connected to Video 1 In or Video 2 In and audio connectors on the TV.
  • HDMI cable connected to the HDMI connector on the TV.
  • DVI video cable with a DVI-to-HDMI converter and audio cable connected to the HDMI connector and PC/DVI Audio In connector on the TV.
You can connect a VCR by using either S-video or Video (composite video) connectors for playback, and by using Video Out (composite video) connectors for recording (input to the VCR). See Connecting a VCR for recording to use the Video Out connectors.
You can connect a game console, camcorder, and some other AV equipment by using either S-video or Video (composite) connections.
You can connect HDMI equipment by using the HDMI connector.
You can connect DVI equipment by using a DVI cable with a DVI-to HDMI converter cable and audio cables, and the HDMI connector and the PC/DVI Audio connector.

Connecting optional equipment to the TV

  caution:
Unplug the power for the TV and all connected components before connecting the optional equipment. Ensure that the optional equipment is powered off.
  1. Connect the cable(s) to the back of the TV using one of the connector sets:
    • HDMI cable connected to the HDMI connector on the TV.
    • DVI video cable with a DVI-to-HDMI converter and audio cables connected to the HDMI connector and PC/DVI Audio In connector on the TV.
    • Component video and audio cables connected to Component 1 or Component 2 connectors and audio connectors on the TV.
    • S-video and audio cables connected to S-video 1 or S-video 2 connectors and audio connectors on the TV.
      note:
      The S-video and Video In connectors share the audio connectors in the set. Do not connect video cables to both the S-video and the Video In connectors in a set.
    • Video (composite video) and audio cables connected to Video 1 In or Video 2 In and audio connectors on the TV.
      note:
      The S-video and Video In connectors share the audio connectors in the set. Do not connect video cables to both the S-video and the Video In connectors in a set.
  2. Connect the cables to the optional equipment.
  3. Turn on the optional equipment, and start play.
  4. Connect power to the TV.
  5. Turn on the TV.

Connecting a VCR for recording

Every source signal is converted to 480i prior to output at the Video Out connector.
  1. Connect the VCR output for playback using the TV connectors as described in To connect optional equipment to the TV.
  2. Connect the VCR for recording by connecting the input to the VCR to the Video Out and Audio Out connectors on the TV.
  3. Turn on the VCR, and start record.
  4. Connect power to the TV.
  5. Turn on the TV.

Connecting a PC

Use these steps when connecting a PC or other source equipment to the TV PC (VGA) connector to view the PC desktop as a selectable input source.
note:
VGA cable and sound cable sold separately.
  caution:
Unplug the 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 the PC connector (a VGA connector).
  2. Connect the PC or source equipment audio cable to the TV PC/DVI Audio In connector.
  3. Connect the VGA and audio cable to the PC or source equipment.
  4. Connect power to the TV.
  5. Turn on the TV.
  6. Connect the power, and turn on the PC or source equipment.
  7. Adjust the picture, including Auto Sync, by using the onscreen display Picture/Screen menu. You can also press the OK button on the TV to start Auto Sync for the PC image.

Connecting an external sound system

You can connect an external sound system to the TV using a digital audio or an analog audio signal:
  • Use an optical audio cable and the Digital Audio Output connector on the back of the TV to provide a digital audio signal to an external sound system, such as a digital receiver or a surround sound system. To hear analog sound from an analog source on your digital audio system, you must connect the Audio Out left and right connectors on the TV to your sound system.
  • Use an audio cable and the Audio Out connectors on the back of the TV to provide an analog audio signal to an external sound system, such as an analog amplifier or stereo system.
  caution:
Unplug the 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 TV:
    • For a digital connection, connect an optical audio cable to the Digital Audio Output connector on the back of the TV and to the external sound system, such as a digital receiver or a surround sound system.
    • For an analog connection, connect audio cables to the Audio Output connectors on the back of the TV and to the external sound system, such as an analog amplifier or stereo system.
  2. Connect power to the TV.
  3. Turn on the TV.
  4. Connect the power, and turn on the external sound system.
  5. For a digital connection, open the onscreen display menus, select the Audio menu, select Digital Audio, and select the digital audio format mode: PCM or Digital Dolby.

Connecting power to the TV

  1. Connect the power cord to the AC In connector on the back of the TV.
  2. Connect the power cord to the AC power outlet.
    Figure : Connecting the TV power cord

TV back panel

Figure : TV connectors, left side
Figure : TV connectors, center
    Figure : TV connectors, right side
  1. Speaker R (right): connect the right display speaker
  2. Component 1 (Y, PB/CB, and PR/CR) with Comp 1 Audio In (L/Mono, and R): connect component video and audio cables
  3. Component 2 (Y, PB/CB, and PR/CR) with Comp 2 Audio In (L/Mono, and R): connect component video and audio cables
  4. HDMI: connect HDMI cable (provides video only when using a DVI-to-HDMI converter and DVI cable)
  5. PC (VGA) with PC/DVI Audio In: connect PC video and audio cables (or audio only when using a DVI-to-HDMI converter and DVI cable connected to HDMI)
  6. Digital Audio Out: connect digital audio optical cable to an external sound system. (To hear analog sound from an analog source on your digital audio system, you must connect the Audio Out left and right connectors on the TV to your sound system.)
  7. RF Input: connect an antenna or cable signal coaxial cable
  8. Video Out and Audio Out (L/Mono, and R): connect video and audio cables for recording, or only audio cables for analog audio to an external sound system
  9. S-video 1 or Video 1 with shared Video 1 Audio In (L and R ): connect S-video or composite video cable (only one) and audio cables
  10. AC power cord connector: connect only the provided power cord
  11. Speaker L (left): connect the left display speaker
  12. S-video 2 or Video 2 with shared Video 2 Audio In (L and R ): connect S-video or composite video cable (only one) and audio cables

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