Inputs and Outputs Notes
High Definition Tuner: With built-in HDTV
tuners for over-the-air (ATSC) and unencrypted cable signals (QAM), you don't
have to purchase a separate digital set-top box to receive and decode HDTV/SDTV
Native Resolution: The Panasonic Viera
TC-26LX70 has a display resolution of 1366 x 768. All incoming signals are
converted to this native resolution. The HDMI digital and component video inputs
will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i, and will display them as 1366 x 768.
The HDMI inputs will also accept a 1080p signal.
In Plane Switching (IPS) LCD Panel:
The wide viewing angle provided by the In Plane Switching (IPS) LCD panel lets
you enjoy an exceptional picture from the left, right, above, or below. Colors
are clear and vivid even when the screen is viewed from an angle. This LCD TV
features an extremely wide viewing angle of 178°, so whether you're right in
front of the TV or sitting off to the side, you'll still get great image
quality. Aspect Modes:
Depending on the input signal, you can choose one of the following aspect modes:
Aspect Mode: Depending on the input signal, you can choose one of the
following aspect modes.
displays a 4:3 picture at its standard size
with bars along the sides
magnifies the picture uniformly
(vertically and horizontally) to fill the screen, so the top and bottom are
cut off (recommended for letter box sources)
stretches the picture horizontally to fill the screen (recommended for anamorphic sources)
stretches a 4:3 picture to fill the screen but with aspect correction
applied to the sides of the screen so that elongation is only apparent at
the left and right edges of the screen (recommended for normal TV broadcasts)
- H-Fill: enlarges
the 4:3 picture horizontally to fill the screen, the side edges are cut off
You can adjust vertical size and image position when using the zoom mode.
AI Picture: The AI Picture function controls dark areas of the LCD
screen without affecting the black level or brightness in the overall picture.
This feature adjust the luminance of the LCD panel's back
Picture Mode: You can choose one
of the following picture modes:
- Vivid: provides enhanced
contrast and sharpness when viewing in a well lit room
- Standard: recommended for
normal viewing conditions with subdued room lighting
- Cinema: for watching movies
in a dark room, provides a soft, film-like picture
- Custom: adjusts picture,
brightness, color, tint, and sharpness
Color Temperature: This feature select the level of color temperature
from warm (red), cool (blue), or normal.
When turned on, color management enhances green and blue color reproduction.
This is especially useful for outdoor scenes.
3D-Y/C Digital Comb
Filter: This filter
minimizes noise and cross-color in the picture when the composite video input is
Color Matrix: When viewing a
signal input through the component video inputs, this TV will automatically
optimize the color parameters based on the color matrix setting:
- SD: standard definition TV
- HD: high definition TV
- 480p: only 480 line
progressive signal accepted
Video Noise Reduction removes snow from a weaker analog TV signal.
MPEG Noise Reduction: MPEG NR reduces noise of specific digital
signals of DVD, STB, etc.
Black Level: You can select Dark or Light for the television's black
level for specific digital signals from the unit's external inputs.
audio feature equalizes the overall volume levels across all the channels and
Audio Leveler: You can adjust
the volume level for each of the input modes (TV, Video 1, Video 2, Video 3,
Component 1, Component 2, and HDMI) to
prevent large jumps in volume when switching between inputs.
The surround function enhances audio response when listening to stereo
programming. This function is active only for the TV's optional speakers.
The Audio Leveler monitors the difference in audio levels between inputs and
minimizes the change in volume when you change inputs. This function is active
only for the TV's built-in speakers.
EZ Sync: EZ Sync HDAVI
Control lets you operate all of your Panasonic "HDAVI Control" compatible home
theater components connected by HDMI by pressing a single button on your TV's
Panasonic equipment with the "HDAVI Control" function enables the
following operations: Automatic input switching, Power on link, Power off link,
Speaker control, and One-touch theater playback.
Channel Label: You can select a 7 character station
identifier for all available channels.
Input Labels: Each input can be
labeled to reflect the source connected. The label options are Skip, VCR, DVD,
Cable, DBS, PVR, Game, Aux, and (blank).
Input Skip: If an input's label
is set to skip, that input isn't selected when toggling through inputs with the
Lock: The Lock function has the
following settings to block viewing of particular channels or inputs. You create
a 4-digit password that's required to bypass the lock. The available settings
- Off: nothing is locked
- All: all channels and
external inputs are locked
- Game: channels 3 and 4 and
the video inputs are locked
- Channel: locks up to seven
- Program: block programs
based on their TV or movie rating
technology allows parents to restrict the viewing of programs that they feel are
inappropriate for their children to watch. Parental controls can be based on
Motion Picture Ratings (G, PG, PG-13, etc.), U.S. TV ratings (TV-G, TV-Y, TV-14,
TV-MA, etc.), Canadian English or Canadian French ratings charts.
Sleep Timer: You can set the
TV's sleep timer to automatically turn off the TV after a selected amount of
time. The sleep timer can be set to 30, 60, or 90 minutes.
Programmable On/Off Timers: The programmable timers allow you to program the TV set to turn
itself on and off at designated times, on designated days, tuned to designated
channels. Up to 5 events can be programmed using the timers. An event can have
multiple episodes (Daily, Mon-Fri, Every Wed, etc).
Power Saving Controls: The
television features the following power saving controls.
- No Signal Shut-Off: To
conserve energy, the TV automatically turn off when no signal continues more
than 10 minutes.
- No Action Shut-Off: To
conserve energy, the TV automatically turns off when no operation of remote
or front panel key continues more than 3 hours.
- Power Save: Reduces screen
brightness to lower power consumption. Also eye-friendly for viewing in a
The TV comes
with an IR wireless remote control that controls the TV, plus
multiple brands of VCRs, Personal video recorders, Cable Boxes, DBS units, and DVDs.
Pedestal Base: The television
comes with an attached pedestal base which allows the TV to be placed on your
television stand, shelf or cabinet. The pedestal base can be removed for wall-mounting purposes.
On the back of
the TV there are four threaded inserts to attach a wall mount bracket. The
inserts require 4mm bolts (sold separately) and the spacing is VESA 200 x 100
(200mm x 100mm).
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Inputs: The television features two HDMI inputs. The HDMI 1 input features
its own set of analog stereo RCA audio inputs for use with a DVI adapter and
cable. The HDMI 2 input shares a stereo analog RCA audio input with the AV 2
input for connection of a DVI adapter and cable. The HDMI terminals can accommodate a copy-protected digital connection
(HDCP) to other devices (such as digital set-top boxes) that have compatible
Component Video Input: The component video input will accept 1080i,
720p, 480p and 480i input.
Digital Audio Out:
The rear-panel optical digital output allows you to send a Dolby Digital bit
stream to a Dolby Digital receiver or decoder. If the program doesn't include a
Dolby Digital soundtrack, a 2-channel PCM bit stream is output.
Side Panel AV Input: The
television features a composite video input along with a set of analog stereo
RCA audio inputs on the right side of the TV.
Headphone Output: There is a
3.5mm headphone output located on the right side of the TV under the side panel