Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDTV Tuner: The TV has
built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't
separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV
or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
Cinespeed: Toshiba's REGZA
Premium LCD Hi-Speed Cinespeed panels offer fast response times of 8ms or faster
for an ultra sharp picture, especially when displaying fast-moving action
scenes, and demanding video games. A wide 176-degree viewing angle ensures that
you can enjoy this TV from any seat in your room.
PixelPure 3G 14-Bit Digital Video Processing:
Toshiba's 3rd generation PixelPure video
processing system uses a 14-bit video DAC and constantly monitors changes in signal quality, content, and movement
to enhance sharpness, contrast, and color reproduction.
This advanced third-generation digital video processing system runs at a fast
333Mhz and is capable of producing 4,096 levels of gradation (16 times greater
than a standard 8-bit processor) for a smooth, natural-looking picture without
DynaLight Dynamic Back-Light Control: Toshiba's DynaLight Technology
monitors the brightness level of each video frame, and automatically adjusts the
backlight intensity based on the image content. Precise signal analysis offers
256 levels of backlight intensity. This creates dynamic contrast up to 5X that
of the original panel contrast, resulting in a deeper black level that increases
detail and depth, even in low light environments.
ColorBurst: ColorBurst utilizes enhanced CCFL back-light
technology to expand the TV's color range to 90%+ of the NTSC color gamut. This
significantly improves both color purity and color saturation, and combined with
superior processing and a superior back-light, creates colors that are vibrant
Full HD Resolution: The 52HL167 displays
all inputs at a resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080). The HDMI inputs will accept
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i and VGA signals while the component video inputs
will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i.
CableClear DNR: Designed to optimize poor NTSC signals from antenna or cable, this noise
reduction system eliminates video noise ("snow") for a clean crisp image. This
system detects the quality of the incoming video signal, and automatically
applies the needed amount of video optimization.
CE-Link: CE-Link allows you to
control the basic functions of HDMI connected Toshiba CE-Link compatible
audio/video devices using the TV's remote control for simpler operation of your
Picture Size: When viewing a
source, you can choose one of the following picture sizes:
- Natural: image is
displayed close to its originally formatted proportion
- Theater Wide 1: the picture is
non-uniformly enlarged; the center of the picture remains close to its true
proportion, but the left and right edges are stretched wider to fill the
screen, used primarily with a 4:3 source
- Theater Wide 2: entire
picture is uniformly enlarged, used primarily with a widescreen source
- Theater Wide 3: picture is
non-uniformly enlarged; the picture is stretched wider to fill the width of
the screen and stretched slightly taller
- Full: mainly
designed for receiving a squeezed 4:3 signal (a 16:9 [480i, 480p] programs squeezed into
a 4:3 transmission), the picture is stretched wider to
fill the screen, but not taller, none of the picture is
- 4:3 HD: provides a 4:3
aspect ratio of a 720p, 1080i or 1080p signal; sidebars fill the empty
vertical spaces while not distorting the picture from its original size
- Native: when receiving a
720p, 1080i or 1080p signal program,
Native Mode restores the size of the picture by the 3-5% that is generally
lost during the normal over-scanning that occurs on traditional sets. It
also avoids unnecessary scaling of HD signals that can reduce overall image
resolution and picture quality.
TheaterWide Scrolling: You can set separate scroll settings for the Theater Wide 2 and
TheaterWide 3 modes for each input. You can adjust the scroll of the picture up
and down as needed form -10 to +20.
Auto Aspect Ratio: The Auto Aspect Ratio
feature will automatically select the picture size when one of the following
inputs sources is received - a 480i signal from the Video 1 or 2 inputs or the
Component Video 1 or 2 inputs or a 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or VGA signal
from any of the HDMI inputs. The aspect ratio will automatically adjust as
|Aspect Ratio Of
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Note: When the TV
cannot identify the aspect ratio of the signal source, the aspect
ratio of the TV will be adjusted to your "Picture Size" selection in
the TV's menu
Cinema Mode: When you view a
DVD (3:2 pulldown processed) from a DVD player connected to the Video 1/2,
Component Video 1/2, or any of the HDMI inputs on the TV, smoother motion can be
obtained by setting the Cinema Mode to Film from Video.
Picture Modes: You can select
one of the following picture modes for each input:
- Sports: bright and dynamic
- Standard: standard picture
- Movie: lower contrast for
a darkened room
- Document: designed for
viewing of tables/documents from a PC
- Preference: allows you to
adjust and store contrast, back light, DynaLight, brightness, color, tint,
Color Temperature: You can
change the quality of the picture by selecting from three preset color
temperatures - Cool (bluish), Medium (neutral), or Warm (reddish). You can also
adjust the levels of greens and blues in each preset temperature.
ColorMaster: The ColorMaster
feature adjusts hue, saturation, and color
brightness of six different colors (Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, Cyan) to
create picture quality your way. This provides deep, natural colors for
increased depth and realism.
Dynamic Contrast: When dynamic
contrast is set to Low, Middle or High, the TV will detect when changes in picture quality that affect
the appearance of your contrast settings and adjust the video automatically.
MPEG Noise Reduction: The MPEG
noise reduction feature allows you to reduce visible interference caused by MPEG
compression. You can choose High, Medium, Low, or
Static Gamma Adjustment: The
Static Gamma feature allows you to adjust the levels of black in the picture.
The adjustment range is with +/-5 from center.
Game Mode: When playing a video
game requiring split-second timing (high-action games, music creation, etc.),
the Game Mode shortens the frame delays between the on-screen display and the
input from the controller.
Note: The Game Mode can only be used on the
Video 1, Video 2, Component Video 1, Component Video 2, or HDMI inputs.
Channel Browser: The Channel
Browser allows you to browse and view channels by storing your recently viewed
channels in channel history. You can surf back to channels you viewed prior to
your current channel, and surf forward from previous channels up to your current
channel. Up to 32 previously viewed channels can be stored in history. You can
set a Home source for an Ant 1 channel or TV input.
Favorite Browser: Within the Channel Browser you can preview preset
Favorite Channels via thumbnails along the bottom of the screen.
Channel Return: The Channel Return feature
allows you to switch between two channels without entering an actual channel
number each time
SurfLock: The SurfLock feature
temporarily memorizes one channel under the Channel Return button, so you can
return to that channel quickly from any other channel.
Channel Label: A list of common
channel labels (logos) for various channels such as ABC, CBS, etc. are
programmed into the TV. You are able to view and assign these logos to your
incoming stations. If the desired channel label is not provided, you are able to
manually enter and edit labels using the TV's on-screen keyboard.
Input Label: You can label each input according to the connected source. The preset list of
labels includes: Cable, DTV, Satellite/DSS, VCR, Laser Disc, DVD, Audio Receiver, Compact Disc, Video Recorder, Game Console, Hide (so you
don't have to toggle through an input you're not using), and the default label
Note: The PC input can only
use the default "Blank" or "Hide" label.
Closed Captions: The TVs closed
caption mode has two options.
- Captions: an on-screen
display of the dialog, narration, and sound effects of TV programs and video
that are closed captioned
- Text: an on-screen display
of information not related tot the current program, such as weather or stock
data when provide by individual stations
Digital CC: You can customize
the closed caption display characteristics by changing the background color,
opacity, text size, type, edge and color.
SoundStrip Speaker System: The SoundStrip Speaker System utilizes a
thin-line speaker design with enhanced dynamic range. This eliminates the big
round speakers, without losing any of the big home theater sound.
Stable Sound: When the signal
source is changed, this feature limits the highest volume level to prevent
extreme changes in volume.
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 these 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)
Audio Adjustment: You can
adjust the audio quality by adjusting the TV's bass, treble and balance.
Dolby Digital Dynamic Range
Control: This dynamic range control feature causes the ATSC dynamic range to
be further compressed, allowing you to switch from ATSC to analog broadcast at
the same dynamic range.
Two-level Mute: The TV mutes the volume
half-way when the Mute button is pressed once on the remote; when pressed a
second time the TV will mute the volume completely and when pressed a third time
the volume will resume as normal.
Digital Audio Selector: You can
use the TV's Digital Audio Selector to conveniently switch between audio tracks on a digital channel for those digital channels with multiple audio tracks.
GameTimer: You can use the
GameTimer function to se a time limit for playing a video game from 30 to 120
minutes. When the GameTimer expires, the TV enters Input Lock mode and locks out
the input source for the video game device.
Sleep Timer: The sleep timer
switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer
can be adjusted from 10 minutes to 3 hours in 10-minute increments.
Lock System: The TV's Lock Menu
includes ratings blocking, channel blocking, input locking and a side panel
control lock which are all protected by the same user customized 4 digit
Power-On Mode: You can select
between a Power-Saving or Fast mode.
- Power-Saving: keeps power
consumption in standby mode to below 3W; as a result, it takes a bit longer
to turn on
- Fast Mode: increases power
consumption in standby mode to allow the TV to turn on quicker; while in
Fast mode the yellow LED on the TV front panel will be lit
Last Mode Memory: If the power
is cut off while you are viewing the TV, the Last Mode Memory feature
automatically turns on the TV when the power is re-supplied.
Note: You should unplug the TV's
power cord if it is probable that you will be away from the TV for an
extended period of time after the power is restored.
Auto Power Off: In ANT mode the
TV will automatically turn itself off after approximately 15 minutes if it is
turned to a vacant channel or a station that completes it broadcast for the day.
PC Connection: You can view the
image from your PC on the TV screen by the unit's 15-pin D-sub RGB input or HDMI
PC Settings: When your PC is
connected to the TV's 15-pin D-sub RGB terminal, you can use the TV's PC
Settings features to make adjustments to the image such as picture horizontal
and vertical position, clock phase (helps reduce noise and sharpens picture) and
sampling clock (helps reduce noise and minimize periodic vertical stripes
PC Audio: This function allows
you to output the sound from your PC through the TV's speakers via the PC stereo
RCA input on back of the TV.
Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with the pedestal
stand attached. The stand can be removed by unscrewing five phillips-head screws
located on the rear of the television behind the plastic jack-pack cover which
just snaps off. The stand adds approximately 2" to the overall height of the TV.
Wall Mounting: The TV has four
threaded inserts on the back for
use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the
mounting holes is VESA 400 x 200
(400mm horizontal x 200mm vertical), in accordance with the industry standards set by the Video
Electronics Standards Association. The threaded inserts require 8mm machine screws
Multibrand Remote: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of
functions on many other brand components; including cable boxes, satellite
receivers, DVD players, DVD-recorders, DVD/VCR combos, VCRs, PVRs, CD players,
and audio receivers.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Inputs: The three HDMI inputs consists of a single type-A connector HDMI jack. The HDMI jacks can
accommodate a copy-protected digital connection (HDCP) from other devices (such as
digital set-top boxes) that have compatible interfaces. The HDMI jacks are compliant with the
E-EDID (Enhanced-Extended Display Identification) standards. If you want to connect a DVI-compatible device, you will
need an HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable. Since DVI does not carry audio signals, a
stereo audio input is provided for the HDMI 1 input. In addition to the
HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable, you will also need stereo audio cables. The HDMI 1
input can also be used to connect the TV to your PC along with the shared PC
stereo RCA audio jacks.
Note: The HDMI jack
will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
RGB/PC Input: This connection
allows you to view the image of a personal computer on the TV screen. When
connecting the PC to the TV, you will need a 15-pin D-sub RGB computer cable and a PC
Component Video Inputs: The two ColorStream
HD Component video inputs will accept 1080i, 720p,
480p, and 480i signals.
Digital Audio Output: An
optical digital output is provided to allow you to connect the unit to a
surround processor. The format can be set to Dolby
Digital or PCM.
IR Out: You can use the TV's IR
Out terminal (infrared pass-through) to remotely operate (through the TV) many
infrared remote-controlled devices, such as Toshiba infrared remote controlled
VCRs or DVD players, enclosed with an entertainment center or audio cabinet.