FAQ

Frequently asked questions for each product are shown here along with their answers.
For questions/answers that apply to all models, please see the Common to All Series section.

Q1 Is the display capable of 24-hour continuous operation? LFE8 LFE7

No, it isn’t. The maximum length of continuous operation is 16 hours.

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE8, TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8, TH-65LFE7, TH-50LFE7, TH-42LFE7

Q2 Which hardware should I select to hang the display on the wall? LFE8 LFE7

Wall-hanging hardware made by Panasonic is not available as an option. Please use general-purpose hardware, made by a hardware manufacturer, which conforms to VESA specifications.

LFE8 series
TH-65LFE8 → VESA-standard-compliant 400 mm × 400 mm
TH-55LFE8 → VESA-standard-compliant 400 mm × 400 mm
TH-48LFE8 → VESA-standard-compliant 200 mm × 200 mm
TH-43LFE8 → VESA-standard-compliant 200 mm × 200 mm

LFE7 series
TH-65LFE7 → VESA-standard-compliant 400 mm × 400 mm
TH-50LFE7 → VESA-standard-compliant 400 mm × 200 mm
TH-42LFE7 → VESA-standard-compliant 200 mm × 200 mm

*With regard to wall-mounting the display, please refer to Q.3, Q.4, Q.5, Q.6, Q.7, Q.8 as well.

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE8, TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8, TH-65LFE7, TH-50LFE7, TH-42LFE7

Q3 What is the screw diameter and depth of the holes for wall-mounting on the back of the display? LFE8 LFE7

The screw diameters and depths are as follows.

LFE8 series
TH-65LFE8 → Screw diameter M8 Depth 20 mm
TH-55LFE8 → Screw diameter M6 Depth 16 mm
TH-48LFE8 → Screw diameter M6 Depth 16 mm
TH-43LFE8 → Screw diameter M6 Depth 16 mm

LFE7 series
TH-65LFE7 → Screw diameter M6 Depth 21 mm
TH-50LFE7 → Screw diameter M6 Depth 28 mm
TH-42LFE7 → Screw diameter M6 Depth 19 mm

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE8, TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8, TH-65LFE7, TH-50LFE7, TH-42LFE7

Q4 Can the display be positioned portrait setting? LFE8 LFE7

Yes, it can. Please be sure to install the power indicator on the bottom side for the LFE8 Series and on the upper side for the LFE7 Series.

* When positioning the display vertically, make sure it is not tilted forward or backward. Please refer to Q.2, Q.3, Q.5, Q.6, Q.7, Q.8 as well.

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE8, TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8, TH-65LFE7, TH-50LFE7, TH-42LFE7

Q5 Are there any settings required when installing it vertically? LFE8

Set the "Display Orientation" to "Portrait" in the setup menu. The onscreen display will be displayed 90° counterclockwise and easier to see when the unit is installed vertically.

* Only the onscreen displays will be displayed 90° counterclockwise. The images will not be rotated.

* This setting is not available with the LFE7 Series.

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE8, TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8

Q6 Can the display be mounted with a forward or backward tilt? LFE8 LFE7

It depends on the model. TH-65LFE7 cannot be tilted.
When mounted horizontally, other LFE models can be tilted forward at an angle of up to 20 degrees. It cannot be tilted backward, or tilted at all if mounted vertically.

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE8, TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8, TH-65LFE7, TH-50LFE7, TH-42LFE7

Q7 Can the display be laid flat, like a table? LFE8 LFE7

No, it cannot.

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE8, TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8, TH-65LFE7, TH-50LFE7, TH-42LFE7

Q8 How much space is required when installing? LFE8 LFE7

When using the stationary stand, leave over 10 cm for the upper, right, and left sides, and over 5 cm for the back surface. When using any other attachments, please follow the instruction manuals.
If the instruction manual does not provide dimensions, leave over 10 cm for the top and bottom as well as the right and left of the unit, and over 5 cm for the back surface. This applies to when installing the unit horizontally.

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE8, TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8, TH-65LFE7, TH-50LFE7, TH-42LFE7

Q9 I can't play videos using a USB media player. LFE8

Please check the following.

1). Is "Available" displayed in the scenario file check display? If an error code is displayed, confirm if the scenario file or file list is properly listed.
(Confirmation Method)
Press the SETUP button on the remote controller → Select "USB media player settings" → "Scenario file check" from the setup menu.
Read the "Operating Instructions" for details on error codes.

2). If videos cannot be played even if "Available" is displayed in the scenario file check, the data file may not be playable.
*There may be files with compatible formats that cannot be played. Check the following content.
• Change the resolution or frame rate.
⇒ Set the maximum resolution within the specified value. For information on the maximum resolution, read the "Operating Instructions".
• Convert to a different codec (video compression technology) and confirm.
⇒The compatible codec (video compression technology) is MPEG4VISUAL/MPEG4AVC or VC-1.
• Switch to another USB memory and confirm.
⇒The video may not play properly depending on the USB memory.

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE8, TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8

Q10 Is a scenario file required when using a USB media player? LFE8

When using a USB media player with a single media player (one display only), videos can be played without a scenario file.
However, the playback intervals of the still image files will play based on the settings, which can be viewed from the display's "SETUP" → "Slide show duration" from the "USB media player settings". For video files, the entire recording will be played.
When using it as a multimedia player, a scenario file or file list will be required.
For details, read the "Operating Instructions" (P.31-P.35) or the "USB Media Player User Guide".

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE8, TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8

Q11 I tried to play a file with a USB media player using a scenario file, but it won't play according to the scenario. "Available" is displayed in the scenario file settings. LFE8

The scenario file's extension may be duplicated and saved.
When creating a scenario file using Windows, even if the file name is displayed as "scenario.dat," the actual file name "scenario.dat.dat" and the extension may be duplicated. In this case, the unit may not be able to recognize it as a scenario file, and it will be played without a scenario file.
Check the Windows folder option settings.

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE8, TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8

Q12 How can I create a scenario file and file list? LFE8

For details, read the "Operating Instructions" or the "USB Media Player User Guide".

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE8, TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8

Q13 When using it as a multiplayer, how do I create a scenario file or file list? LFE8

For details, read the "Operating Instructions" or the "USB Media Player User Guide".

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE8, TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8

Q14 Is it acceptable to cut the power supply temporarily by switching off the fuse, etc. rather than using the remote control or buttons on the display? LFE8 LFE7

This should not cause any particular problems.
Using “Initial Power Mode” on the Option Menu, it is possible to set startup conditions for when the power comes back on.
For details, refer to the Operating Instructions.

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE8, TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8, TH-65LFE7, TH-50LFE7, TH-42LFE7

Q15 If the power suddenly goes off due to an electrical blackout, etc. and then goes back on, what state will the display be in when power is restored? LFE8 LFE7

If the power is suddenly cut off due to a blackout, etc. and then is restored, assuming the display has the same settings as when it was shipped from the factory, the display should be in the same state it was in just before power went off. The initial state of the display when power is restored after a blackout can also be set using Initial Power Mode on the Option Menu.
The Initial Power Mode can be set to Normal, On, or Standby. When power is restored, the display starts up as follows:
 “Normal” → Display starts up in the same state it was in just before power went off.
 “On”→ Display starts up in power On. (Power Indicator: green).
 “Standby” → Display starts up in Standby mode (Power Indicator: red or orange).

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE8, TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8, TH-65LFE7, TH-50LFE7, TH-42LFE7

Q16 Is it possible to set the power to turn on or off at a particular time on a certain day of the week? LFE8 LFE7

It is possible to register up to 20 different programs using the Timer Settings function.
Setting procedure: Remote control SETUP button → On Setup menu, page 2 of 2, select “Set up TIMER” → Set programs
For details, refer to the Operating Instructions.

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE8, TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8, TH-65LFE7, TH-50LFE7, TH-42LFE7

Q17 I would like to display a single picture large, on a four-screen multi-display.
How do I connect and set up four displays in a square (two across by two down) for this purpose?
LFE8 LFE7

When multiple displays are set up to form a multi-screen display, it is necessary for the same picture to be input to each display.

  • Connection example (when using 4 displays)
    HDMI output from a single computer → four-channel output using a splitter → connect to HDMI input terminal of each display
  • Setup example (4-screen display, two across by two down)
    Remote control SETUP button → On Setup menu, page 2 of 2, select “Multi Display Settings” →  Set “Multi Display Settings” to ON →  Set “Horizontal scale” to 2 → Set “Vertical scale” to 2 → Freely set horizontal / vertical joint locations →  Set “Location” (set upper left display to “A1,” upper right display to “A2,” lower left display to “B1,” lower right display to “B2”)

* Multi-screen display can be set for a maximum of 25 displays (“Horizontal scale” 5, “Vertical scale” 5).

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE8, TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8, TH-65LFE7, TH-50LFE7, TH-42LFE7

Q18 The remote controller is not responsive. LFE8

The display's remote controller light receiving section is movable, so if the unit is being stored, it may affect the remote controller responsiveness.
When operating normally, operate the lever from the back surface and pull the power indicator or the remote controller light receiving section to the edge of the unit. Also, point the remote controller toward the front of the remote controller light receiving section or toward it from an unobstructed view and operate.

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE8, TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8

Q19 The connecting cables (HDMI, DVI, etc.) and the USB memory are touching the adjacent cables and the rear cabinet and cannot be connected. LFE8

Certain shaped plugs may touch the surrounding parts of the adjacent connection cable plugs or the back cover, and cannot be used.
Use a connecting cable with a plug size that fits the attachment.
Confirm the drawing from the specifications.

• Applicable models: TH-55LFE8, TH-48LFE8, TH-43LFE8

Q20 What are the main differences between this series and the LF6/LF60 Series? LFE7

The main differences between the LFE7 Series and the LF6/LF60 Series are as follows.

LCD panel brightness
LFE7 Series: 350 cd/m²
LF6 Series: 450 cd/m²
LF60 Series: 700 cd/m²

Continuous operation time
LFE7 Series: Max. 16 hours
LF6, LF60 Series: 24 hours
There also differences in the input/output terminals. For details, please see the Spec Sheets.

• Applicable models: TH-65LFE7, TH-50LFE7, TH-42LFE7