IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 5
y Dot Defect
The Plasma or LCD panel is a high technology
product with resolution of two million to six million
pixels. In a very few cases, you could see fine dots
on the screen while you’re viewing the TV. Those
dots are deactivated pixels and do not affect the
performance and reliability of the TV.
y Generated Sound
“Cracking” noise: A cracking noise that occurs
when watching or turning off the TV is generated by
plastic thermal contraction due to temperature and
humidity. This noise is common for products where
thermal deformation is required.
Electrical circuit humming/panel buzzing: A low level
noise is generated from a high-speed switching
circuit, which supplies a large amount of current
to operate a product. It varies depending on the
This generated sound does not affect the
performance and reliability of the product.
y Take care not to touch the ventilation openings.
When watching the TV for a long period, the
ventilation openings may become hot. This does
not affect the performance of the product or cause
defects in the product.
y If the TV feels cold to the touch, there may be a
small “flicker” when it is turned on. This is normal,
there is nothing wrong with TV. Some minute dot
defects may be visible on the screen, appearing as
tiny red, green, or blue spots. However, they have
no adverse effect on the TV’s performance. Avoid
touching the LCD screen or holding your finger(s)
against it for long periods of time. Doing so may
produce some temporary distortion effects on the
Preventing “Image burn” or “Burn-in” on your TV
y If a fixed image displays on the TV screen for a long
period of time, it will be imprinted and become a
permanent disfigurement on the screen. This is
“image burn” or “burn-in” and not covered by the
y If the aspect ratio of the TV is set to 4:3 for a
long period of time, image burn may occur on the
letterboxed area of the screen.
y Avoid displaying a fixed image on the TV screen for
a long period of time (2 or more hours for LCD, 1
or more hours for the Plasma TV) to prevent image
For USA and Canada
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the
equipment and the receiver.
- Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference
and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
Any changes or modifications in construction of
this device which are not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE TO CABLE/TV INSTALLER
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system
installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the National
Electric Code (U.S.A.). The code provides guidelines
for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies
that the cable ground shall be connected to the
grounding system of the building, as close to the
point of the cable entry as practical.