Sharp LC-50LB261U User Manual

Sharp LC-50LB261U User Manual

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LC-50LB261U
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Before using your new product, please read these instructions to prevent any damage.
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  • Page 1: User Guide

    LC-50LB261U 50" LED TV USER GUIDE Before using your new product, please read these instructions to prevent any damage.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents CHILD SAFETY ............. . . 1 Important Safety Instructions .
  • Page 3 Contents Connecting a game console ..........24 HDMI (best) .
  • Page 4 Contents Switching to USB mode ............47 Browsing photos .
  • Page 5 Legal notices ............. . . 78 One-year limited warranty - Sharp Televisions ....... 79...
  • Page 6: Child Safety

    CHILD SAFETY PROPER TELEVISION PLACEMENT MATTERS THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY CARES Manufacturers, retailers and the rest of the consumer electronics industry are committed to making home entertainment safe and enjoyable. As you enjoy your television, please note that all televisions - new and old- must be supported on proper stands or installed according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Page 7: Important Safety Instructions

    LC-50LB261U Important Safety 14 Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been Instructions damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the...
  • Page 8: Caution

    TV. Non-active pixels The LCD panel contains almost 3 million thin film transistors, which provide exceptionally sharp video quality. Occasionally, a few non-active pixels may appear on the screen as a fixed blue, green, or red point. These non-active pixels do not adversely affect the performance of your TV, and are not considered defects.
  • Page 9: Introduction

    Roku Ready® CEC Control Your Sharp TV is certified to work with the Roku Enjoy the benefit of having HDMI CEC compatible Streaming Stick® (sold separately) to instantly stream products plug and play! No setup is needed! CEC...
  • Page 10: Installing The Stand Or Wall-Mount Bracket

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Installing the stand or wall-mount bracket Notes • If you plan to wall-mount your TV, do not install the stand. • Store the stand and stand screws in case you decide to use the stand in the future.
  • Page 11: Installing A Wall-Mount Bracket

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV 3 Secure the TV stand to your TV with the four provided screws. Screw type Screw length # of screws 20 mm Installing a wall-mount bracket Warning • This TV is intended to be supported by a UL Listed wall mount bracket with suitable weight/load.
  • Page 12 LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV 2 If the TV stand is attached, remove the four screws that secure the stand to your TV, then remove the stand. Notes • The length of the wall-mount screws vary depending on the wall-mount bracket you purchased.
  • Page 13: Tv Components

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV TV components Front buttons Package contents • 50" LED TV • Remote control and batteries (2 AAA) • TV stand and screws (4) • Power cord • Quick Setup Guide • Important Information Front # Item...
  • Page 14: Side

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Side # Item Description Connect headphones, an analog audio amplifier, a home theater system, or a sound bar to this jack. For more information, see /AUDIO OUT “Connecting headphones” on page “Analog audio” on page 33.
  • Page 15: Back

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Back # Item Description Connect an antenna or cable TV to this jack. For more information, see “Coaxial 4 ANT/CABLE (good)” on page “Connecting an antenna or cable TV (no box)” on page 18. Connect the video (VGA) for a computer to this jack.
  • Page 16: Remote Control

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Remote control # Button Description Press to select the AV (picture) mode. You can select Dynamic, Natural, Standard, Movie, or User. See AV MODE the AV Mode option in “Adjusting the TV picture” on page 49.
  • Page 17: What Connection Should I Use

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV What connection Connection type and Cable connectors should I use? jack Your TV has several connection types for connecting Optical digital devices to your TV. audio For the best video quality, you should connect a device to the best available connection.
  • Page 18: Connecting A Cable Or Satellite Box

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Connecting a cable or satellite box Many cable or satellite TV boxes have more than one connection type. To get the best video, you should use the best connection type available. For more information, see “What connection should I...
  • Page 19: Dvi (Same As Hdmi But Requires An Audio Connection)

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV DVI (same as HDMI but requires an audio connection) Note You must use the HDMI 3/DVI jack to connect a cable or satellite box using DVI. If you use another HDMI jack, you will not hear sound from the TV speakers.
  • Page 20: Component Video (Better)

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Component video (better) Note Cables are often color-coded to match color-coded jacks. Cable or satellite box On your TV Component Audio cable Component video cable video cable connectors connectors Audio cable Component Analog video jacks...
  • Page 21: Av (Composite Video) (Good)

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV AV (composite video) (good) Notes • Cables are often color-coded to match color-coded jacks. • The yellow video connector on the AV cable connects to the green Y/VIDEO jack. Cable or satellite box On your TV...
  • Page 22: Coaxial (Good)

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Coaxial (good) Cable or satellite box On your TV Coaxial cable Coaxial cable connector ANT/CABLE jack Back of TV 1 Make sure that your TV’s power cord is unplugged and all connected equipment is turned off.
  • Page 23: Connecting An Antenna Or Cable Tv (No Box)

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Connecting an antenna or cable TV (no box) Antenna or cable TV (no box) On your TV Coaxial cable Coaxial cable connector ANT/CABLE jack Back of TV 1 Make sure that your TV’s power cord is unplugged and all connected equipment is turned off.
  • Page 24: Connecting A Dvd Or Blu-Ray Player

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Connecting a DVD or Blu-ray player Many DVD or Blu-ray players have more than one connection type. To get the best video, you should use the best connection type available. For more information, see “What connection should I use?”...
  • Page 25: Component Video (Better)

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Component video (better) Note Cables are often color-coded to match color-coded jacks. DVD or Blu-ray player On your TV Component Audio cable video cable connectors Component video cable connectors Audio cable Component Analog video jacks...
  • Page 26: Av (Composite Video) (Good)

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV AV (composite video) (good) Notes • Cables are often color-coded to match color-coded jacks. • The yellow video connector on the AV cable connects to the green Y/VIDEO jack. DVD or Blu-ray player On your TV...
  • Page 27: Connecting A Roku Streaming Stick

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Connecting a Roku Streaming Stick You can connect a Roku Streaming Stick® to your TV to enjoy streaming video and audio. Note You must use the purple HDMI 2/MHL jack to connect a Roku Streaming Stick.
  • Page 28: Connecting An Mhl-Enabled Device

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Connecting an MHL-enabled device You can connect an MHL-enabled device, such as a cell phone, and view your device’s screen on your TV. Note You must use the purple HDMI 2/MHL jack to connect an MHL-enabled device.
  • Page 29: Connecting A Game Console

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Connecting a game console HDMI (best) Side of TV On your TV HDMI cable Game HDMI cable console connector HDMI jack 1 Make sure that your TV’s power cord is unplugged and the game console is turned off.
  • Page 30: Component Video (Better)

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Component video (better) Note Cables are often color-coded to match color-coded jacks. Game console On your TV Component Analog Console-specific component video cable audio cable video and audio cable connectors connectors Component Analog video jacks...
  • Page 31: Av (Composite Video) (Good)

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV AV (composite video) (good) Notes • Cables are often color-coded to match color-coded jacks. • The yellow video connector on the AV cable connects to the green Y/VIDEO jack. Game console On your TV AV cable...
  • Page 32: Connecting A Computer

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Connecting a computer HDMI (best) Side of TV On your TV HDMI cable HDMI cable connector HDMI jack 1 Make sure that your TV’s power cord is unplugged and the computer is turned off. 2 Connect an HDMI cable (not provided) to one of the HDMI jacks on the side of your TV and to the HDMI OUT jack on the computer.
  • Page 33: Dvi (Same As Hdmi But Requires An Audio Connection)

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV DVI (same as HDMI but requires an audio connection) Note You must use the HDMI 3/DVI jack to connect a computer using DVI. If you use another HDMI jack, you will not hear sound from the TV speakers.
  • Page 34: Vga (Most Common)

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV VGA (most common) On your TV Audio cable VGA cable VGA cable Audio cable connector connector PC IN jack PC/DVI AUDIO IN jack Back of TV 1 Make sure that your TV’s power cord is unplugged and the computer is turned off.
  • Page 35: Connecting A Usb Flash Drive

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Connecting a USB flash drive Side of TV USB flash drive 1 Plug a USB flash drive into the USB port on the side of your TV. Caution Do not remove the USB flash drive or turn off the TV while using the USB flash drive.
  • Page 36: Connecting Headphones

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Connecting headphones When you connect headphones, the TV speakers muted. Warning Loud noise can damage your hearing. When using headphones, use the lowest volume setting on your headphones that still lets you hear the sound.
  • Page 37: Connecting External Speakers Or A Sound Bar

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Connecting external speakers or a sound bar You can connect external speakers or a sound bar to the digital audio jack. Digital audio External speaker system On your TV Sound bar Digital optical audio cable...
  • Page 38: Analog Audio

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Analog audio When you connect external speakers or a sound bar to the /AUDIO OUT jack, the TV speakers are muted. Side of TV Audio cable On your TV Audio cable connector External speaker system...
  • Page 39: Connecting A Home Theater System With Multiple Devices

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Connecting a home theater system with multiple devices Cable or satellite box DVD or Blu-ray player AV receiver Game console USB flash drive Antenna or cable TV connected directly to the wall jack Computer The connections you make depend on the video and audio jacks available on your devices. Refer to the documentation that came with your devices for connection information.
  • Page 40: Connecting Power

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Connecting power 1 Connect the AC power cord to the AC IN connector on the back of your TV. 2 Connect the other end of the cord to a power outlet. Caution • Your TV should only be operated from the power source indicated on the label.
  • Page 41: Using The Remote Control

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Using the remote Cautions • Batteries should not be exposed to control excessive heat, such as sunshine, heat registers, or fire. • Battery chemicals can cause a rash. If the Installing remote control batteries batteries leak, clean the battery compartment with a cloth.
  • Page 42: Turning On Your Tv For The First Time

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Turning on your TV for 6 Press to highlight Time Zone, then press to access the setting. the first time 7 Press to select your time zone. You can select Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific, Alaska, Hawaii, Atlantic, or Newfoundland, then The first time you turn on your TV, the EZ SETUP press ENTER, MENU, or .
  • Page 43 LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV 13 Press to highlight Antenna, Cable, or B If you select Cable, a message asks if you Satellite Box, then press ENTER. have a cable box: A If you select Antenna, your TV scans for available channels.
  • Page 44: Understanding The Basics

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Understanding the C If you select Satellite Box, a message asks how you connected the satellite box to your basics Turning your TV on or off 1 Make sure that the power cord is connected to your TV and a power outlet.
  • Page 45: On-Screen Menu Overview

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV On-screen menu overview SETUP menu (TV mode) Notes • Depending on the signal source selected, you may see different options on your screen. • Menu items that are not selectable are grayed out. • Menus in this manual are described in TV mode, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Page 46: Selecting A Channel

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Using a Roku Selecting a channel • Press CH or CH to go to the next or previous Streaming Stick channel on the memorized channel list. • Press the number buttons to enter the channel...
  • Page 47: Switching Back To The Roku Streaming Stick

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Using an MHL-enabled Switching back to the Roku Streaming Stick 1 Press INPUT, then press to select device HDMI 2 (Roku). You can connect your MHL-enabled device, such as a cell phone, and view your device’s screen on your...
  • Page 48: Switching Back To The Connected Device

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Using CEC Control Switching back to the connected device 1 Press INPUT, then press to select HDMI 2 (MHL/ACC). CEC Control lets you control HDMI CEC-compatible devices connected to the HDMI jacks on your TV using the remote control that came with your TV.
  • Page 49: Turning Device Auto Power Off On Or Off

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Turning Device Auto Power Off on or off Turning TV Auto Power On on or off When CEC Control is set to On, Device Auto Power TV Auto Power On automatically turns on your TV...
  • Page 50: Turning Audio Return Channel On Or Off

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Turning Audio Return Channel on or off Displaying a list of CEC-compatible devices When CEC Control is turned on and you have You can display a list of HDMI CEC devices that are connected an audio receiver to your TV, turning on connected to your TV.
  • Page 51: Selecting A Cec-Compatible Device

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Selecting a CEC-compatible device Opening a CEC-compatible device’s root menu When you have more than one INlink-compatible device connected, you can select the device you want You can open a CEC-compatible device’s root menu, to use.
  • Page 52: Using A Usb Flash Drive

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Using a USB flash drive 2 Press to highlight Browse Photos, then press ENTER. The screen displays folder names and photo files stored on the USB flash drive in a You can connect a USB flash drive to your TV to view thumbnail index with the first photo or folder compatible JPEG pictures.
  • Page 53: Viewing Favorite Photos

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Viewing favorite photos Viewing photos in a slideshow After you create your favorite photo list, you can You can view your photos in a slideshow. browse among your favorite photos quickly. 1 Switch to USB mode. See “Switching to USB...
  • Page 54: Customizing Slideshow Settings

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Adjusting the picture Customizing slideshow settings You can customize the slideshow settings, including Slideshow Repeat, Slideshow Shuffle, Slideshow Adjusting the TV picture Interval, and Slideshow Effect. 1 Switch to USB mode. See “Switching to USB mode”...
  • Page 55 LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV • Contrast—Adjusts the brightness of the light Note areas of the picture. You can also press VIEW MODE to select • Color—Adjusts the color intensity of the picture. the aspect ratio. A low setting may make the color look faded. A high setting may make the color look artificial.
  • Page 56: Automatically Adjusting The Aspect Ratio

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Automatically adjusting the aspect ratio Setting the power on picture mode Auto View Mode automatically changes how the You can set the picture mode your TV uses when you picture looks on the screen (aspect ratio) based on the turn it on.
  • Page 57: Adjusting The Computer Image

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Adjusting the sound Adjusting the computer image When you connect a computer to your TV using the PC IN jack, you may need to adjust the computer Adjusting sound settings image to improve the quality.
  • Page 58: Selecting The Audio Out Mode

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Selecting the audio out mode • Digital Audio Output—Sends digital audio to an external audio system. You can select: If your TV is on when you connect a device to the • Audio Format— Selects how the digital /AUDIO OUT jack on the side of your TV, a screen audio is sent to the external audio system.
  • Page 59: Playing Tv Audio Only

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Playing TV audio only 1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens. 2 Press to highlight CHANNELS, then press You can turn off the picture on your TV and listen to or ENTER. The CHANNELS menu opens.
  • Page 60 LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV B If you select Cable, a message asks if you have C If you select Satellite Box, a message asks how a cable box: you connected the satellite box to your TV: • Select No, then press ENTER if no cable box •...
  • Page 61: Hiding Channels

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Hiding channels Setting up a favorite channel list You can hide channels in the channel list. When you You can create a favorite channel list so you can press CH or CH , your TV skips the hidden quickly browse through your favorite channels by channels.
  • Page 62: Adding Or Changing A Channel Label

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Adding or changing a channel label Checking the digital signal strength If a channel is not already labeled, you can label the You can check the digital signal strength to determine channel to make it easier to identify. You can also if you need to adjust your antenna or digital cable relabel a channel that is already labeled.
  • Page 63: Setting Parental Controls

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Setting parental 5 Press to highlight Change Password, then press ENTER. The SETUP · PARENTAL controls CONTROLS · CHANGE PASSWORD screen opens. Parental controls let you prevent your children from watching inappropriate material on TV. When set,...
  • Page 64: Locking Control Buttons

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Locking control buttons Blocking unrated TV When the button block is turned On, the buttons on Some TV programs, such as news and sports shows the side of your TV are locked, and you can only are not rated.
  • Page 65: Setting Parental Control Levels

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Setting parental control levels Canadian French ratings You can set parental controls for the U.S. and Canada. Exempt programming U.S. rating levels General audiences 8ans+ Suitable for children 8 and older U.S. TV ratings 13ans+...
  • Page 66: Downloading Rating Information

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Downloading rating information 5 Press to highlight U.S. V-CHIP, then press ENTER. (To set Canadian ratings, select If the program you are viewing has downloadable Canada V-CHIP.) rating information, you can download the U.S. V-CHIP information to use when setting parental controls.
  • Page 67: Using Closed Captioning

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Using closed 5 Press to highlight Open V-CHIP, then press ENTER. The SETUP · PARENTAL CONTROLS · OPEN captioning V-CHIP screen opens. The screen that you see may vary depending on the broadcaster. Closed captioning displays a text version of the TV program audio or displays information provided by the broadcaster.
  • Page 68: Selecting The Analog Closed Captioning Mode

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Selecting the analog closed captioning Selecting the digital closed captioning mode mode Digital channels usually have one or more closed captioning modes. The Service1 and CC1 modes Analog channels usually have one or more closed usually display a text version of the TV program audio captioning modes.
  • Page 69: Customizing Digital Closed Captioning Settings

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Customizing digital closed captioning settings 5 Press ENTER, then press to select Custom. 6 Press to highlight an option, then press 1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens. ENTER. You can select: 2 Press to highlight SETUP, then press •...
  • Page 70: Adjusting Time Settings

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Adjusting time settings 7 Press to highlight Time Zone, then press ENTER. 8 Press to select your time zone, then press When you set up your TV for the first time, you set up ENTER. You can select Eastern, Central, the clock.
  • Page 71: Setting The Sleep Timer

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Adjusting menu Setting the sleep timer You can specify the amount of time before your TV settings automatically turns off. 1 Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens. 2 Press to highlight SETUP, then press Selecting the menu language ENTER.
  • Page 72: Turning Input Sensor On Or Off

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Turning Input Sensor on or off Labeling an input source When the Input Sensor feature is turned on, your TV You can add a label to an input source to make it automatically detects which video jacks have devices easier to identify in the INPUT SOURCE list.
  • Page 73: Maintenance

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Maintenance 4 Press to highlight Reset All, then press ENTER. A message asks if you want to reset all TV settings to the default settings. • Do not use your TV in areas that are too hot or too...
  • Page 74: Video And Audio

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Video and audio Problem Solution Dark, poor, or no Problem Solution • Try another channel. The station picture (screen is may be experiencing problems. Picture does not lit), but sound is • Change the aspect ratio. An •...
  • Page 75 LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Problem Solution Problem Solution Only snow (noise) Dotted lines or • Try another channel. The station • Make sure that the antenna or appears on the stripes appear on may be experiencing problems. cable TV is connected correctly screen.
  • Page 76: Remote Control

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Problem Solution Problem Solution Good picture, but Audio noise. • Increase the volume. • Other devices (for example, a no sound. • Make sure that the sound is not surround sound receiver, muted. external speakers, fans, or hair •...
  • Page 77: General

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV General Problem Solution One or more Problem Solution • Make sure that the channels are channels do not not blocked. See “Setting No power. display. • Make sure that the power cord parental control levels” on is correctly connected to your page 60.
  • Page 78: Roku Streaming Stick

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Roku Streaming Stick Problem Solution I cannot Problem Solution • Make sure that there are no connect to my obstructions, like cement walls, I cannot see a wireless • Make sure that your TV is...
  • Page 79: Cec-Compatible Device

    49. MHL cable. An MHL cable may the video. • If the device is not a Sharp be difficult to identify. It may device, it may not be look like a micro USB-to-HDMI compatible with your TV.
  • Page 80 TV and on page 43. the device. • Make sure that TV Auto Power • If the device is not a Sharp On is set to On on the CEC device, all the buttons may not menu. See “Turning TV Auto...
  • Page 81: Specifications

    LC-50LB261U Sharp 50" LED TV Specifications Outputs Video Specifications are subject to change without notice. Analog audio/Headphone 1 (side) Digital audio 1 (optical) (back) Dimensions and weight WiFi 44.2 × 25.9 × 2.5 in. (112.4 × 65.7 × 6.3 cm)
  • Page 82: Programming Universal Remote Controls

    10032, 10036, 10039, 10093, 10153, 10157, 10165, 10281, 10381, 10386, 10491, 10688, 10720, 10818, 10851, 10854, 11089, 11393, 11589, 11602, 11917 You can operate your Sharp TV with a new or existing Dish 005, 026, 091, 105, 106, 107, 108, 128, 129, universal remote control.
  • Page 83: Legal Notices

    • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for Your Sharp TV is ENERGY STAR® qualified in the “Standard” mode. help. It meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S.
  • Page 84: One-Year Limited Warranty - Sharp Televisions

    Warranty Period expires, you must pay all labor and parts charges. This YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, warranty lasts as long as you own your Sharp Product during the Warranty WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE OR PROVINCE TO PROVINCE.
  • Page 85 (7601 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, Minnesota, U.S.A. 55423-3645) under brand license by SHARP Corporation. ©2014 Best Buy China LTD. All rights reserved. SHARP is a registered trademark of Sharp Corporation; used under license by SHARP Corporation . All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. V4 ENGLISH...

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