Important User Guidance Information
In order to obtain maximum enjoyment from this Pioneer
PureVision PDP-42A3HD/PDP-4214HD Plasma Display System,
please first read this information carefully.
With the Pioneer PureVision PDP-42A3HD/PDP-4214HD, you
can be assured of a high quality Plasma Display System with
long-life and high reliability. To achieve images of exceptional
quality, this Pioneer Plasma Display System incorporates state-
of-the-art design and construction, as well as very precise and
highly advanced technology.
Over the course of its lifetime, the luminosity of the Pioneer
PDP-42A3HD/PDP-4214HD Plasma Display System will
diminish very slowly, such as with all phosphor-based screens
(for example, a traditional tube-type television). To enjoy
beautiful and bright images on your Pioneer Plasma Display
System for many years to come, please carefully read and
follow the usage guidelines below.
All phosphor-based screens (including conventional tube-type
televisions) can be affected by displaying static images for a
prolonged period. Plasma Display Systems are no exception to
this rule. After-image and permanent effects on the screen can
be avoided by taking some basic precautions. By following the
recommendations listed below, you can ensure longer and
satisfactory results from your plasma:
· Whenever possible, avoid frequently displaying the same
image or virtually still moving pictures (e.g. closed-captioned
images or video game images which have static portions).
· Avoid viewing the On Screen Display for extended periods,
from a DVD player, VCR, and all other components.
· Do not leave the same picture freeze-framed or paused
continuously over a long period of time, when using the still
picture mode from a TV, VCR, DVD player or any other
· Images which have both very bright areas and very dark
areas side by side should not be displayed for a prolonged
period of time.
· When playing a game, the "Game" mode setting within "AV
Selection" is strongly recommended. However, please limit its
use to less than 2 hours at a time.
·After playing a game, or any still image, it is best to view a
normal moving picture in the "Wide" or "Full" screen setting
for over 3 times longer than the previous still/moving image.
·After using the Plasma Display System, always switch the
display to "STANDBY" mode.
The Pioneer PureVision PDP-42A3HD/PDP-4214HD Plasma
Display System incorporates a very thin design. To ensure
safety, please take the proper measures to mount or install the
Plasma Display, in order to prevent the unit from tipping over in
the event of vibration or accidental movement.
This product should be installed by using only parts and
accessories designed by PIONEER. Use of accessories other
than the PIONEER installation bracket may result in instability,
and could cause injury. For custom installation, please consult
the dealer where the unit was purchased. To ensure correct
installation, experienced and qualified experts must install the
unit. PIONEER will not be held responsible for accident or
damage caused by the use of parts and accessories manufac-
tured by other companies.
To avoid malfunction and overheating when installing, make
sure that the vents on the main unit are not blocked. To ensure
proper heat emission:
· Distance the unit slightly from other equipment, walls, etc.
For the minimum space required around the unit, see page
· Do not fit the unit inside narrow spaces where ventilation is
· Do not cover with a cloth, etc.
· Clean the vents on the sides and rear of the unit to remove
dust build-up by using a vacuum cleaner set to its lowest
· Do not place the product on a carpet or blanket.
· Do not reverse the product.
Using the unit without proper ventilation may cause the
internal temperature to rise, and could result in possible
malfunction. When the surrounding or internal temperature
exceeds a certain degree, the display will automatically power
off in order to cool the internal electronics and prevent a
Malfunction can be caused by many factors: inappropriate
installation site, improper assembly/installation/mounting,
improper operation of or modifications made to this product.
However, PIONEER cannot be held responsible for accidents or
malfunction caused by the above.
The following are typical effects and characteristics of a
phosphor-based matrix display and as such, are not covered by
the manufacturer's limited warranties:
·Permanent residual images upon the phosphors of the panel.
· The existence of a minute number of inactive light cells.
·Panel generated sounds, examples: Fan motor noise, and
electrical circuit humming / glass panel buzzing.
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