Inputs and Outputs Notes
Integrated Digital Tuning: In
addition to the 181-channel NTSC analog tuner, this TV has built-in 8VSB ATSC
and QAM digital tuners, eliminating the need for a separate DTV digital set-top
box in most cases.
Native Resolution: The display
resolution of this widescreen TV is 1366 x 768 pixels. All input signals are
converted and displayed at this resolution.
TV Guide On Screen: The
TV Guide On Screen system is a free, interactive, on-screen program
guide that lists schedules and information for TV programs in your area.
Features of TV Guide On Screen include:
- Assisted Setup: Using
on-screen prompts, you can quickly and easily customize the system.
- Program Listings and Info:
System provides eight days of TV listings
- Video Window: A small
video window lets you watch your TV program while the TV Guide On Screen
information is displayed.
- Custom Channel Lineup: You
can customize your channel listings so your favorites are listed first.
- Direct Tuning: You can
directly tune to a current program you want to watch by selecting it in the
- Reminders: Schedule show
reminders that will either display an on-screen notification banner or
automatically tune the TV to the channel of the show for which you set the
- Recording Assistance: You
can easily schedule recordings of one or more programs. The supplied G-LINK
cable can automatically start and stop connected recording devices.
- Search: You can search for
programs by category, keyword, or alphabetically.
- On Screen Help: The TV
Guide On Screen system contains on-screen feature definitions and navigation
PixelPure AT: PixelPure AT
(Adaptive Technology) is a suite
of 8 different video processing circuits that combine to create a consistently
clearer, deeper, and more accurate picture.
CableClear DNR+: CableClear DNR+
reduces visible interference in the TV picture. It utilizes the 3D Digital
Y/C Comb Filter to compare frames and determine the existence and extent of
video noise, then applies the needed amount of digital video noise reduction,
and the appropriate sharpness adjustment to keep the picture clear. The feature
works on RF and Video inputs and can be controlled by input.
Wide Screen Modes: You can view
many programs in a variety of picture sizes:
- Natural: image is
displayed close to its originally formatted proportion
- TheaterWide 1: picture is
non-uniformly enlarged; the center remains close to the original proportion,
but the left and right edges are stretched wider to fill the screen
- TheaterWide 2: entire
picture is uniformly enlarged; part of the picture at the top and bottom are
- TheaterWide 3: picture is
non-uniformly enlarged; picture is stretched wider to fill the width of the
screen, but only slightly stretched taller
- Full (for 16:9 programs):
picture is non-uniformly enlarged; picture stretched wider to fill the
screen, but not taller (not selectable for 1080i format programs)
Note: You can
scroll the TheaterWide 2 and 3 modes to view the hidden portions of
Picture Modes: You can select
your desired picture type from four picture modes:
- Sports: bright and dynamic
- Standard: standard picture
- Movie: movie-like picture
- Preference: You can adjust
the contrast, brightness, color, tint, sharpness, and color temperature to
your personal tastes.
Digital CableCARD Slot: For
encrypting digital Cable TV programs, this unit has a Digital CableCARD slot.
Certain advanced and interactive digital cable services (such as
video-on-demand, enhanced program guides, and data-enhanced television services)
will not work with the use of the CableCARD, and may require the use of a
separate set-top box.
OmniViewer MultiCard Slots: The
50HP95 has memory card slots on the left side panel to allow you to view
compatible JPEG files or play compatible MP3 files stored on a memory card. The
slots can accommodate SD Memory cards, MultiMediaCards, Memory Sticks (including
Memory Stick Pro), xD-Picture cards, and Type I Compact Flash cards. The maximum
memory card capacity is 512MB. JPEG files up to 8MB and up to 6000 x 4000 pixels
can be viewed on the screen. MP3 files recorded at 32-320 kbps can be played
Picture-Out-Picture (POP): The
Picture-Out-Picture (POP) feature splits the screen into a double window that allows
you to watch two programs at the same time. When viewing a program from either
antenna input, you can also simultaneously display a program from a video input
(HDMI, ColorStream HD Component 1 or 2, and Video 1, 2, or 3). When viewing a
program from a video input, you can simultaneously display a picture from an
antenna source. While the POP window is open, you can switch between the audio
from both pictures. Each picture displays in the aspect ratio according to its
input signal, and the DoubleWindow allows you to view two 4:3 pictures, two 16:9
pictures, or a 4:3 and 16:9 picture side-by-side.
Freeze Feature: The Freeze
feature allows you to freeze the picture into a still frame while normal audio
from the program continues. The picture will stay in the Freeze mode until you
exit the feature, or for up to 15 minutes to prevent screen burn-in.
Favorite Channel Scan: You can
program up to 27 favorite channels is 3 groups of 9. You can use Favorite
Channel Scan to simultaneously view what's on your favorite channels from a
nine-picture multi-window. From the multi-window, you can easily choose one of
the favorites to watch.
Locks Menu: You can prevent
some TV programs and movies from being watched by children by activating one of
the Lock modes. You can block programs based on the TV age-based ratings (Y, Y7,
G, PG, 14, MA) or TV content ratings (violence, language, suggestive dialog,
etc.). Movies can be blocked based on the ratings system of the MPAA (G, PG,
PG13, R, NC17, X). You can also lock out specific channels, or lock out specific video inputs. The lock modes are protected by a 4-digit
Game Timer: You can use the
GameTimer to set a time limit of 30 to 120 minutes for playing a video game.
When the GameTimer is activated, the TV enters the Video Lock mode and locks out
the input source for the video game device. GameTimer is protected by a 4-digit
Panel Lock: To prevent settings
from being accidentally changed, the Panel Lock feature makes the side panel
buttons inoperable. The 4-digit PIN code is required to enable the Panel Lock.
SurfLock: This feature allows
you to store a channel in memory so you can return to that channel quickly from
any other channel by pressing one button. The TV will return to the stored
channel one time only. Once you press the Channel Return (CH RTN) button and
then change channels again, the CH RTN button memory is cleared.
SRS WOW: WOW is a special
combination of SRS Labs audio technologies that creates a surround sound
experience with deep, rich bass from stereo sound sources, making the TV audio
sound fuller, richer, and wider. WOW consists of three features:
- SRS 3D: turns on/off the
surround sound effect
- FOCUS: turns on/off the
vocal emphasis effect
- TruBass: selects the
desired bass expansion level (High, Low, or Off)
StableSound: When the signal
source is changed, the StableSound feature limits the highest volume level to
prevent extreme changes in volume. StableSound can be turned on/off as needed.
Sleep Timer: You can set the
sleep timer to turn off the TV automatically after a pre-determined amount of
time. The sleep timer can be set between 10 minutes and 3 hours in 10-minute
On/Off Timer: You can use the
On/Off timer to turn the TV on and off at a preset time on a recurring basis.
After setting the TV's built-in clock, you can select the day and time you want
the TV to turn itself on, and the length of time until the TV turns off.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI Input: The 50HP95 features
an HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) input which receives digital
audio and uncompressed digital video from an HDMI device or uncompressed digital
video (without audio) from a DVI (Digital Video Interface) device. Since DVI
does not carry audio signals, a stereo audio input is provided for the TV's HDMI
input. The input in designed to accept HDCP program material in digital form.
The HDMI input will accept 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i signals. If you
want to connect a DVI-compatible device, you will need an HDMI-to-DVI adapter
cable and stereo audio cables.
IEEE1394 Ports: Two
bi-directional digital IEEE1394 ports for connecting multiple devices with
compressed digital video. Because these ports are bi-directional, they can be
used for recording and playback. You can connect such IEEE1394-compatible
devices such as D-VHS decks and AVHD (audio/video hard drive) units including
Toshiba's Symbio (item #052SYMBIO) hard drive recorder. The IEEE1394 ports are
S400 (400 Mbps) compatible, and the transmitting capability of the IEEE1394
cables you use should be S400 rated.
ColorStream HD Component Inputs:
The TV has two ColorStream HD component video inputs on the back panel which
can accept 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i signals.
PC Input: For connecting a PC,
the TV provides a 15-pin D-Sub analog RGB input, plus a 3.5mm stereo minijack
for audio. The following signals can be displayed: VGA (640 x 480, 60Hz), SVGA
(800 x 600, 60Hz), and XGA (1024 x 768, 60Hz).
Antenna Inputs: There are two
RF coax antenna inputs that support analog NTSC and digital ATSC off-air antenna
signals, as well as analog and digital (QAM) cable TV signals.
Digital Audio Output: A TosLink
optical digital output is provided for sending Dolby Digital or PCM signals to
an external Dolby Digital decoder, amplifier, A/V receiver, or home theater
system with optical audio input.
G-LINK: Two 3.5mm minijacks are
provided for the supplied G-LINK cables. G-LINK uses infrared (IR) to allow the
built-in TV Guide On Screen system to start and stop recordings on connected
recording devices (VCRs, DVD recorders). Each G-LINK cable has dual IR emitters
for controlling two components.
TheaterNet: You can control
external infrared remote-controlled and IEEE1394 devices through the TV's
TheaterNet system. All IEEE1394 devices are recognized by the TheaterNet
feature. For IR-controlled devices, you can use the supplied G-LINK cable for
transmitting IR codes to connected devices. Two 3.5mm minijacks are provided for
connecting IR emitters for TheaterNet control. When using TheaterNet, icons
appear on-screen allowing you to control the connected devices.
Audio Outputs: The TV provides
two audio outputs, one with a fixed level signal, and the other with a variable
level signal (volume controlled by the TV remote). When connecting the TV to an
audio amplifier, you must first turn off the TV's built-in speakers.
Side Panel Inputs: For your
convenience, a set of side panel A/V inputs with stereo audio, composite and
S-Video is provided for connecting a camcorder or a game console. Along with the
A/V inputs, a 3.5mm stereo mini headphone jack is provided for private
Tabletop Stand: The 50HP95
comes mounted on a tabletop stand with a footprint of 21-1/16" x 13-1/2". The bottom
of the TV is raised approximately 1-1/2" off of the mounting platform. The
overall dimensions of the TV on the tabletop stand are: Width=49-9/16",
Height=34-9/16", Depth=15-1/8", Weight=142.6 pounds.
Wall Mounting: With the
tabletop stand removed, the TV can be wall mounted using an optional TV wall
mount bracket. There are four M8 (8mm diameter) threaded inserts on the back
panel of the TV to accommodate mounting screws. The threaded inserts are spaced
23-1/2" apart horizontally and 15-3/4" apart vertically. Dimensions of the TV without
the tabletop stand are: Width=49-9/16", Height=32-13/16", Depth=5-13/16", Weight=117.3