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PHILIPS SERVICE SOLUTIONS GROUP
FTV1.9 DISPLAY PANEL
P H I L I P S PHILIPS TECHNICAL TRAINING
ONE PHILIPS DRIVE
TECH PO BOX 14810
KNOXVILLE, TN 37914-1810
VIDEOTAP E S
EMAIL: [email protected]
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PLASMA DISPLAY INTRODUCTION 1
POWER SUPPLY 2
POWER ON CIRCUITS 5
SHUTDOWN CIRCUITS 12
PLASMA PANEL VIDEO FLOW 12
PLASMA PANEL AUDIO 16
PLASMA PANEL BOARD LEVEL TROUBLESHOOTING 19
PLASMA PANEL BOARD LOCATION 29
PLASMA PANEL CUSTOMER SERVICE MODE 30
PLASMA PANEL DISASSEMBLY 31
E-BOX INTRODUCTION 35
E-BOX REAR VIEW 36
E-BOX BOARD LOCATION 37
E-BOX VIDEO SIGNAL FLOW 39
E-BOX WIRING INTERCONNECT 36
E-BOX SERVICE ALIGNMENT MODE 47
E-BOX CUSTOMER SERVICE MODE 48
E-BOX SYSTEM CONTROL 49
The FTV1.9 Chassis has a 42 inch diagonal display which uses Plasma Display technology. The
Receiver or E-Box contains the Tuning System and AV inputs. The E-Box and Display are designed
to work together. Both can be operated alone.
Both the Display and E-Box have IR inputs to allow operation of the units by Remote. The Display
can only be operated by a Remote Control. When the E-Box is connected to the Display, the IR
Receiver in the E-Box is disabled unless the unit is placed in the Service Mode. When the E-Box is
connected to the Display, the AV inputs on the Display are disabled. The Display cannot be placed
in the Service Mode while the E-Box is connected.
The Display has a VGA in, a VGA out which is a loop though from the VGA in, two composite
inputs, and one Y Cr Cb component inputs. The AV inputs, which are the two composite inputs and
the Component input, become active when the Display is operated alone.
The Display has a resolution of 852 x 480 pixels. The Display consists of a series vertical repeating
Red, Green, and Blue phosphor strips. These strips are separated by Barrier Ribs that are activated
by Address Electrodes.
Display Electrodes are
placed over the channels
in the Horizontal direction.
The Display is then
covered by a glass plate.
A voltage is applied to the
Red, Green, and Blue
corresponding to the
desired brightness and
color of the displayed
pixel. A Voltage is then
applied to the Display
Electrode for the line that
the pixel is to be dis- DISPLAY ELECTRODES
Power Supply Block (Figure 1)
AC power for the Display is applied to the Line Conditioner panel. The Line Conditioner panel has
the 5 volt Standby supply, On/Off Relays, and a Boost Regulator. The 5 volt Standby supply is
present whenever power is applied to the unit. The Standby voltage is routed through the VS-VA
panel, AV Control panel, to the Switch panel. When the Power Switch on the Switch panel is turned
On, the 5 volts Standby supply is applied to the Microprocessor on the AV Control panel, Switching
circuits on the VS-VA supply panel, and the Control circuits on the Line Conditioner panel.
When the set is turned On, the Standby line from the Microprocessor goes Low. The Error Detect
circuit on the VS-VA Supply panel switches the Standby line to the Line Conditioner panel High.
The Control circuit on the Line Conditioner panel switches the Relays On, applying power to the
Boost Regulator circuit. This circuit outputs 380 volts dc to the VS and VA supplies on the VS-VA
Supply panel. The VS supply output 180 volts to the Sequencer panel and then to the Plasma
Display. The VA supply outputs a 65 volt supply for the Plasma Display, a 17 volt supply for the Fan
circuits and the secondary regulators. It also outputs a plus and minus 19 volt supplies to the Audio
Amplifier circuits. The 17 volt supply feeds a 5.2 and 8.6 volt regulators.
Page 4 FIGURE 1 - POWER SUPPLY BLOCK
FIGURE 2 - STANDBY POWER SUPPLY Page 5
Standby Power Supply (Figure 2)
The Standby Power Supply produces a +5 Volt Standby and a +12 volt Standby supplies. This is a
Pulse Width type switching power supply. Power is applied to this circuit when power is applied to
the unit. This Supply is located on the Pre-Conditioner panel. When Power is first applied to the
circuit, the internal switch in 7500 applies a charging voltage to 2504, which is connected to Pin 4.
When 2504 charges to 5.7 volts, the internal switch switches to internal. Capacitor 2504 is now
supplying power to the PWM. The internal switch then drives the internal FET to drive transformer
5500. 7500 continues to drive the transformer until 2504 discharges to 4.7 volts. Capacitor 2504
is again charged and the cycle is then repeated. When the secondary 5 volt supply reaches the
correct voltage, 7502 is turned on, driving the opto-isolator 7501. Voltage from the Hot secondary is
rectified by 6503 and applied to 7501. Voltage from 7501 then keeps 2504 charged to 5.7 volts. An
internal Zener Diode, inside 7500, keeps the voltage at 5.7 volts. Regulation is accomplished via
the shut regulator 7502, opto-isolator 7501, and the internal current sensing resistor in 7500. If the
5 volt supply increases, the shunt regulator drives 7501 harder causing an increased voltage drop
across the internal sensing resistor Rs inside 7500. The PWM will then reduce the On time in the
internal FET, reducing the output voltage.
POWER ON CIRCUIT
When the mechanical On/Off switch is turned On, the 5 volts Standby voltage is switched to the
+5VSTBYSW-REL and +5VSTBYSW lines. (Figure 3) When the Power is turned On via the Remote
Control, Pin 1 of the Microprocessor, 7001, goes Low. This switches 7370 Off. The Supply On line
then goes High via the +5VSTBYSW line. If one of the Shutdown circuits is activated, 7371 is
turned On which turns 7370 On, turning the set Off.
The +5VSTBYSW and Supply On lines are fed to the Line Conditioner panel. (Figure 4) There is a
two stage turn On to supply power to the Line Conditioner circuit. When the Supply On line goes
High, 7681 turns On, switching relay 5680 On. Capacitor 2683 provides a short delay for the turn
On of 7684 and 7690 which turns relay 5690 On. The Line Conditioner circuit provides 380 volts dc
to the VS-VA Power Supplies.
The VS and VA supplies are Frequency controlled supplies. (Figure 5) The output transformer,
5002, and related components form a Resonant circuit. As the Frequency of the supply approaches
the resonant frequency of the output circuit, the output voltage increases. When the unit is turned
On, 380 volts dc form the Line Conditioner circuit is applied to the switching FET, 7005. A Startup
voltage is applied to Pin 15 of 7001. The Variable Frequency Oscillator drives transformer 5001
which drives the output switches, 7005 and 7006. A Feedback Error voltage from the secondary
controls the Variable Frequency Oscillator to control the Output voltage. The Fault Detect latch is
activated if a problem is detected on the secondary. The VA Supply is identical to the VS supply.
The VS supply outputs a 180 volts supply for the Plasma Panel. (Figure 6) Secondary voltage on
Pins 13 and 12 of 5002 is rectified by 6020 to produce the 180 volt supply. Feedback for the Error
Amplifier to regulate the supply is accomplished by sampling the 180 volt supply and by a feedback
Vrs signal from the Plasma Panel. The 180 volt supply is sampled by 3024, 3025, and 3026. The
sampled voltage feeds shunt regulator 7010 which drives the opto-isolator 7002. Feedback voltage
from the Plasma Display feeds shunt regulator 7011, which also drives 7010. The Feedback circuit
is powered by voltage from Pin 14 of 5002.
FIGURE 3 - POWER ON CIRCUIT
FIGURE 4 - LINE CONDITIONER POWER ON Page 7
FIGURE 5 - VS SUPPLY BLOCK
Page 8 FIGURE 6 - VS SUPPLY OUTPUT
FIGURE 7 - VA SUPPLY OUTPUT
Voltage from Pins 13 and 12 of 5102 are rectified by Bridge 6120 to produce the 65 volt VA supply.
(Figure 7) Voltage from Pins 16 and 14 are rectified by Diodes 6121 and 6122 to produce the 17
volt supply. Voltage from Pin 11 is rectified by 6202 to produce the minus 19 volt supply. Diode
6201 rectifies voltage from Pin 11 to produce the plus 19 volt supply. These voltages are used to
power the Audio Amplifier. When checking voltages in the Audio circuit, use the Audio Ground. If
either of the plus or minus 19 volt supplies are lost, the Audio Protection circuits will shut the set
down. These circuits are discussed later in this manual.
FIGURE 6 - VS SUPPLY REGULATOR AND SHUTDOWN Page 9
FIGURE 8 - VA REGULATION FEEDBACK
The 65 volt supply is used as a reference voltage for the VA supply. (Figure 8) The VA supply is
sampled by resistors 3124, 3125, and 3126 to produce a reference voltage to drive Shunt Regulator
7110. Variable Resistor 3126 is used to set the VA supply to the correct voltage. Additional control
for the supply from the Plasma Display is fed to Shunt Regulator 7111 via the Vra voltage.
Regulator 7111 drives 7110. If the Vra voltage is missing, the set will go into shutdown. The 17 volt
supply powers the Feedback circuit. Regulator 7110 drives the opto-isolator 7102 which provides a
correction voltage to the Error Amp in 7101.
FIGURE 9 - 5.1 AND 8.6 VOLT SUPPLY BLOCK
The 17 volt supply feeds the Switching Regulator 7201 which produces the 5.1 volt source. (Figure
9) The output of the Regulator also feeds the 8.6 volt regulator 7203. If the 5.1 volt source reaches
7.4 volts, Zener diode 6205 will conduct, switching SCR 7202 On. This will cause fuse 1103 to
open. The failure of these supplies will cause the set to shut down.
FIGURE 10 - SEQUENCER PANEL
The VS and VA supplies are fed to the Sequencer panel. The Vrr signal from the Plasma Display is
monitored by the Sequencer Panel. (Figure 10) If there is a problem on the Plasma Display, the
Vrr line will go Low. Transistor 7701 will turn Off. This will cause transistors 7702 and 7703 to turn
On. The VSTART line will go Low which will shut the VA Supply down. This will cause the set to
shut down and generate an error code. Transistor 7704 will also turn Off, shutting Off the VA supply
to the Plasma Display.
FIGURE 11 - OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION
The VS and VA supplies are monitored for overvoltage. If the 65 volt VA supply goes High, the input
to Shunt Regulator 7112 will go to 2.5 volts, causing 7112 to conduct. This turn on 7113 which will
turn On SCR 7114 which will cause the Aa line go Low. In addition, Transistor 7341 will turn On,
switching the Protection Status line High. If the VA supply reaches 67.75 volts, the set will go into
shutdown. The VS supply is sampled by resistors 3033, 3058, and 3034. If the VS supply reaches
198 volts, the input to Shut Regulator 7012 will go to 2.5 volts, turning 7012 On. This will turn On
7017 and SCR 7013. The Aa line will go Low, turning the set Off.
FIGURE 12 - FAN PROTECTION CIRCUIT
To prevent damage to the Plasma Display, the Fans are monitored to ensure that they are all
working. (Figure 12) If any of the Fans should fail, the set will go into shutdown and error code will
be generated by the Microprocessor. When the Fans are operating, Transistors 7316, 7317, 7318,
7319, and 7320 are turned On. This keeps the FAN-PROT line Low. If any of the Fans fail, the
Transistor monitoring that fan will turn Off. When the collector reaches 9.4 volts, the FAN-PROT line
will go to 0.6 volts activating the Shutdown circuits.
FIGURE 13 - SHUTDOWN CIRCUITS Page 15
As shown in Figure 3, the Shutdown circuit turns the set Off in the event of a failure which could
damage the set. (Figure 13) If one of the Fans should fail, the Fan Fail Detect circuit will go High
turning SCR 7315 On. This will turn 7321 On, turning 7339 On, turning 7338 On, turning SCR 7333
On, which will turn 7371 On. This will turn the set Off. If a problem develops in the Audio circuit,
the DC-PROT line will go High, causing the same switching action, which will cause the set to shut
down. A thermistor on the Line Conditioner panel monitors for an excessive temperature problem.
If this circuit senses a problem, the opto-isolator 7331 will conduct, turning SCR 7332 On. This will
turn 7337 On, causing the set to shut down. If the Aa line, shown in Figure 6, goes Low, 7341 will
turn On, which will turn 7339 On, causing the set to shut down. If the PROTECTION STATUS line
goes High, the set will shut down.
The VS and VA supplies are monitored for any negative spikes by 3362, 3363, 3360, and 3361. If
any negative spikes occur, 7335 will turn Off, 7336 will turn On. The output of 7301-B will then go
High turning SCR 7302 On, causing the set to shut down. The Vrr voltage from the Plasma display
is also monitored by 7301-B. If this voltage drops, 7301-B goes High, shutting the set Off.
Connector FD176, Pin2 is connected to the Sequencer Panel (This panel may also be labeled
Discharge Panel). On the Sequencer panel, this line is labeled V-Start. If this line goes Low,
opto-isolator 7003 turns On. This causes the Fault Detect Latch line to the VS supply to go High,
shutting the supply Off.
PLASMA PANEL VIDEO SIGNAL FLOW
When the Display panel is used without the E-Box, Composite and Component inputs to the panel
are via the INPUT panel. (Figure 14) If the input is a NTSC Component input signal, the Y Cr Cb
signals are buffered by 7020, 7014, and 7025. These signals are fed to the YUV to RGB matrix.
This signal is then fed to 7013, Signal Processor. There are two Composite inputs to the panel.
The Comb Filter IC 7080 selects the desired Composite input. YC from the Comb Filter is fed to
switch IC 7095 which selects between the Comb Filter and the SVHS input. The selected YC signal
is then fed to the Signal Processor. This signal is then converted to a YUV and then to an RGB
signal inside the Signal Processor. The Signal Processor then selects RGB from the Component
input or from 7095. RGB is then output to the Audio Video Control panel. The Signal Processor
also separates Horizontal and Vertical Sync which is also fed to the Audio Video Control panel.
The E-Box provides signal and communication to the Display via the VGA in connector, AVC32.
(Figure 15) The RGB signal is also routed to the VGA-OUT connector, allowing more than one
Plasma Panels to be connected. For troubleshooting purposes, a computer monitor can also be
connected to this port.
The RGB signal is fed to 7360 which switches between the VGA-IN and RGB from the YC panel.
The RGB signal is then fed to 7300 which provides clamping, brightness, and contrast control. This
signal is then buffered and sent to the PDP Limesco panel. Black Level Feedback signals, FB-R,
FB-G, and FB-B are provided by the Gamma Amplifier on the PDP Limesco panel. This is to insure
proper dc coupling between the two panels.
FIGURE 14 - INPUT PANEL Page 17
FIGURE 15 - AVC PANEL VIDEO PROCESSING Page 19
Page 20 FIGURE 16 - PDP LIMESCO VIDEO
The RGB signals are fed to the PDP Limesco panel. (Figure 16) The signals are fed to a Black
Clamping circuit and then to a Gamma Correction circuit. The H_White input controls the gain and
Black Clamping level by switching an AGC circuit On or Off. Since the Plasma Display is a Linear
display, Gamma must be corrected to Linear to obtain the correct brightness levels across the
screen. The Gamma in normal broadcast signals are made non-linear so as to display correctly on
a CRT. The Sharpness circuit serves as an anti-aliasing filter to obtain optimal picture sharpness. If
a lower sample rate is required, the Low Pass filter is switched in to reduce the High Frequency
component of the signal.
The Signals are then fed to their respective A/D (Analog to Digital) converters. The RGB Signals
are converted an 8 bit 256 sample level digital signal. The White Set on Pin 8 determines what
voltage level will be the value for FF. The input on Pin 4 determines what voltage level will be the
value for 00. This level is determines by the OUTPUT_DITHER signal. The H_BLACKLOOP sig-
nals can switch off the OUTPUT_DITHER signal to fix the value on Pin 4.
The 8 bit output from the RGB circuits are fed to the Scan Converter. 7327 develops the On Screen
Display, which is also fed to the Scan Converter. The Scan Converter adds the OSD and digital
Video. It also converts the signal to the desired aspect ratio. VGA, VGA Wide, and 4x3 aspect
ratios are possible in this circuit.
The outputs of the Scan Converter are fed to their respective Buffer Amplifiers and then sent to the
Plasma Display Panel.
The Logic Control circuit provides control signals for the Scan Converter and processes Horizontal
and Vertical Sync which are sent to the PDP.
When connecting a Computer to the Display, it should be noted that the PDP does not accept
Horizontal frequencies above 33.7 kHz (SVGA) or vertical refresh rates above 72 Hz. The PDP
Limesco panel converts the higher frequency inputs to the lower rates which the Display can handle.
FIGURE 17 - DISPLAY AUDIO SWITCHING
DISPLAY AUDIO CIRCUITS
Audio switching for the Display is performed on the AVC panel. (Figure 17) VGA Audio is fed to
Pins 1 and 30 of 7940 for audio from the E-Box or when using a Computer input. The Digital delays
7910 and 7920 are used when a European Pal Plus signal is used to ensure the correct lip sync.
Audio from the YC panel is input on Pins 3 and 5. Audio to the internal amplifier is output on Pins
18 and 15. Outputs on Pins 7 and 26 are fed to a mute circuit and then to the Audio output
connectors on the display. Volume, Bass, Treble, Balance, and Mono/Stereo switching are
performed in 7940 for the internal speakers.
FIGURE 18 - AUDIO HIGH/LOW PASS FILTERS
The Left and Right internal audio signals are then fed to High and Low pass filters located on the
AVC panel. (Figure 18) The Left and Right audio signals are then fed to the Audio Amplifier panel
FIGURE 19 - AUDIO AMPLIFIER
Audio Amplifier (Figure 19)
The Audio Amplifier is powered by a plus and minus 19 volts from the VS supply. These supplies
are labeled +VSND and -VSND. There are four audio channels, Left High, Left Low, Right High,
and Right Low. Muting of the Audio amplifiers is accomplished by applying a Low on connector A20
Pin 3. The total output for the Audio Amplifier is 13 watts RMS.
TO RIGHT SPEAKERS
FIGURE 20 - AUDIO PROTECTION CIRCUITS
To prevent damage to the speakers in the event of an Audio Amplifier or Power Supply failure, a
protection circuit has been added. (Figure 20) This circuit guards against a voltage imbalance in the
supplies or a dc voltage on the audio output lines. The plus +VSND and the minus -VSND supply
voltages are applied to the base of 7560 and the emitter of 7561 through resistors 3565 and 3563.
In the same manner, the outputs of the four audio amplifiers are connected to 7560 and 7561. As
long as the supplies are equal in level, the voltage on the base of 7560 and the emitter of 7561 will
be zero volts. If the negative supply should fail or become overloaded, the base of 7560 will
become positive causing 7560 to conduct. This will turn 7562 On which will switch the DCPROT
line High, causing the set to shut down. If the positive supply should fail, the emitter of 7561 will
become more negative than the base causing the transistor to conduct. This will also cause 7562 to
turn On, causing the set to shut down.
BOARD LEVEL TROUBLESHOOTING
If the Audio Amplifier is suspected of causing the set o shut down, unplug connector A20 to disable
the DC_PROT. (Figure 17) If the set then stays On, measure the +19 and -19 supplies on the
connector. If the supplies are present, check the line level audio input signals on connector A89.
Then check the SND_ENABLE line on Pin 3 of A20. This should be approximately 5 volts. This line
goes Low to mute the audio.
FROM AVC PANEL
Page 26 FIGURE 21 - AUDIO AMPLIFIER WIRING INTERCONNECT
TO - FROM VS-VA PANEL
PRECONDITIONER PANEL (Figure 22)
The Preconditioner panel provides Standby voltage and 380 volts dc to the VS-VA supplies. If there
is no standby light on the unit, check the 5 volt standby voltage on PR08 Pin 6. When the On/Off
button is pressed, the +5VSTBY voltage on PR08 Pin 5 should appear. When the set is turned On,
the SUPPLY_ON line should go to approximately 5 volts. The 380 volts dc on PR09 Pin 1 is
referenced to Hot Ground on Pin 3.
TO AVC PANEL
FIGURE 23 - SWITCH AND LED PANEL
SWITCH AND LED PANEL (Figure 23)
The Switch panel switches the panel from an Off mode to a Standby mode. Once the set is in the
Standby Mode, it can be operated with the Remote Control. The +5VSTBY is switched to the
operating circuits of the set via the +5VSTBY-SW line. The LED panel is connected to the Switch
Panel. The LED panel has the indicator LED's and the Remote receiver.
FIGURE 24 - VS-VA SUPPLY WIRING INTERCONNECT
VS-VA SUPPLY (Figure 24)
If the Standby LED is On, check the Standby line on Pin 10 of FD04. This line should go Low when
the set is turned On. If it does not go Low, the problem is on the AVC or Microprocessor panel. If
this line goes Low, the 180 and 65 volt supplies should come On. The Audio supplies on FD20
should also come On. If they do not appear, the VS-VA panel should be replaced.
FIGURE 25 - SEQUENCER PANEL
SEQUENCER PANEL (Figure 25)
The Sequencer panel connects the VS-VA supply panel to the Plasma Display Panel. It also
switches the VA to the Display Off if there is a problem on the Vrr line. When the set is turned On
the Vrr line should go to approximately 3 volts. If a problems is suspected with the PDP, SP171 and
SP173 can be disconnected. If the PDP is the problems, the operating voltages to the Sequencer
panel should appear.
FIGURE 26 - AV CONTROL PANEL Page 31
AV CONTROL PANEL (Figure 26)
The AV Control Panel provides Video processing and switching, Audio processing and switching and
interface for the Microprocessor. RGB from the E-Box or computer is input on AVC32 and is output
on AVC36. The Microprocessor is connected to the AV Control panel on 7401. Output to the PDP
Limesco panel is on connector AVC02.
PDP LIMESCO PANEL (Figure 27)
Input to the PDP Limesco panel from the AV Control panel is on connector AVC02. Output Data
Lines and Sync to the PDP is on PD03. If operating voltages to the PDP are present along with
Data signals and Sync, a no picture condition problem would most likely be the PDP.
FIGURE 23 - PDP LIMESCO WIRING INTERCONNECT
Page 34 FIGURE 28 - PLASMA DISPLAY WIRING INTERCONNECT
FIGURE 29 - PLASMA DISPLAY BOARD LOCATION Page 35
CUSTOMER SERVICE MODE
The Customer Service mode (CSM)
allows the Customer to read error codes
with the instruction of the Technician.
This mode also disables any Customer
settings such as Channel blocking.
To enter the CSM, press the following
keys on the Display remote, Picture,
sound, cursor up, cursor down, cursor
left, cursor right, followed by the mute
To Exit the CSM, press the Menu button
on the remote.
SERVICE ALIGNMENT MODE (SAM)
The SAM allows Error Codes to be read,
Clearing of the Error buffer, and Alignments to
To enter the SAM, press the following buttons
on the E-Box remote, 062596 followed by the
The Mode can also be entered by shorting the
SAM Pins on the Microprocessor panel.
Note: The Display SAM mode cannot be entered
while the E-Box is connected.
SERVICE DEFAULT MODE (SDM)
The SDM allows Error Codes to be read.
The SDM can be entered by pressing the following
buttons on the E-Box remote, 062596 followed by
the Menu button.
The Mode can also be entered by shorting the SDM
pins on the Microprocessor panel.
Remove the unit from the wall and
place on a soft cloth facing up
Using a #15 Torx, remove the the eight
screws holding the Front Cover in
The Front Cover is hinged on top. Lift
the bottom up first, then lift up.
Unplug the LED display and set the
front cover aside.
Note: If only the Front cover needs
changing, the unit does not have to be
remove from the wall.
Using a #10 Torx, remove the 16 clamps
securing the Glass Plate to the Plasma
Set the Glass Plate aside.
Remove the 16 EMC shielding springs mounted
around the Display.
Unplug the Switch Panel and Speakers.
Place the Display face down on a foam
Using a #10 Torx, remove the 9 screws
securing the Rear Cover.
Using a #10 Torx,
Using a #20 Torx, remove the four screws
securing the wall mount to the chassis and
Using a #10 Torx, remove the 12 screws
securing the Speaker Box to the chassis.
Remove the Speaker Box and set it aside.
Remove the screws from the VS/VA supply and
the PDP Limesco panels.
Two of the screws securing the Plasma Panel to
the chassis are under these panels.
Unplug FD173 and FD171 from the Sequencer
Unplug PD3 from the PDP Limesco panel.
Remove the strain relief from the main
Using a #20 Torx, remove the four remaining
screws securing the chassis to the Plasma Panel.
See the following picture for the hidden screws.
VS/VA POWER PDP LIMESCO
SUPPLY PANEL PANEL
Lift the chassis off the Plasma Panel.
To reassemble, follow the reverse order.
The E-Box is designed to work with the Display panel. However, for troubleshooting, the E-Box can
be connected to a Computer monitor.
The E-box has three composite video inputs and one antenna input. (Figure 26) On AV3, it also
has a European Scart input. AV5 is the HD input. This is a Y Pr Pb 1080i Component input. AV6 is
a DVD NTSC Y Cr Cb Component input. It also has a VGA monitor input connector. For the E-Box
to communicate correctly with the Display, the correct cable must be used. This cable has extra
connections for Remote input from the Display, UART IN and UART OUT for communication with
FIGURE 30 - E-BOX REAR VIEW
FIGURE 31 - E-BOX BOARD LOCATION Page 43
FIGURE 32 - HD INTERFACE BLOCK
The E-Box is capable of accepting a 1080i HD Component input signal. (Figure 32) The Y Pr Pb
HD Component input signal is amplified and sent to a YUV to RGB matrix. The RGB signal is then
fed to a switch which is enabled by the OUTPUT ENABLE line. The Sync processing circuit can
accept either Sync on Y, Composite Sync, or separate Horizontal and Vertical Sync. The Sync
Processor outputs TTL Sync to the Small Signal board. Sync from the Small Signal board is looped
through the HD interface board and fed to the AVB panel. If the HD input is selected in the menu,
the OUTPUT ENABLE line switches the Sync Processor circuit On.
FIGURE 33 - SSP PANEL SIGNAL FLOW
E-BOX VIDEO SIGNAL FLOW (Figure 33)
Video from the Tuner, Front Jack panel, and YUV panel is fed to the Global I/O Panel (Jack panel).
The Global I/O panel selects between the Tuner, Front Jack panel, YUV panel, or AV inputs on the
I/O panel. Composite Video or YC for the main picture is fed to the Comb Filter panel. YC from the
Comb Filter panel is fed to the Signal Processor panel. The Decoder in 7352 converts the YC to a
YUV signal which is fed to the Double Window circuit. Selected PIP video is also fed to the DW
panel from the Global I/O panel. The Double Window panel the outputs YUV to the Feature board.
The Feature Board has a line doubler. The signal is also digitally processed to change the picture to
the Aspect Ratio selected by the user. YUV at two time Horizontal is then fed to the Signal
Processor IC 7500. If the User selects the HD signal from the HD Interface panel, this signal is fed
to 7500. 7500 selects between the output of the Feature board or the HD Interface panel. The
Matrix circuit in 7500 converts the YUV signal to the RGB outputs, R-VC, G-VC, and B-VC. 7500
also changes the Brightness and Contrast of the RGB outputs.
RGB from the SSB is fed to the AVB panel. (Figure 34) RGB from the SSB is fed to the switch 7800
which selects between RGB from the SSB or RGB from a Computer connected to VGA in. If the
VGA In is selected the OSD from the Plasma Display is active. If RGB from the SSB is selected the
OSD comes from the E-Box. 7700 switches Horizontal and Vertical sync to the RGB output. If the
Microprocessor detects the Plasma Panel, the Monitor Present line switches the RC5 from the E-
Box to the Plasma Display.
FIGURE 34 - AVB PANEL VIDEO SIGNAL FLOW Page 47
Page 48 FIGURE 35 - SSP WIRING INTERCONNECT
FIGURE 36 - GLOBAL I/O AND AV BUFFER Page 49
Page 50 FIGURE 37 - HD - YUV - SUPPLY - SW - LED
FIGURE 38 - CLOSED CAPTION AND TEXT PANEL Page 51
Page 52 FIGURE 39 - FRONT I/O PANEL
FIGURE 40 - E-BOX WIRING INTERCONNECT Page 53
FIGURE 41 - SERVICE ALIGNMENT MODE
SERVICE ALIGNMENT MODE (SAM)
The Purpose of the SAM is make Service alignments. The SAM mode can be entered by pressing 062596 Index on the Remote
Control or by shorting the SAM pins on the SSP. The Error Buffer can also be cleared in the SAM. If the Plasma Display is
connected, the Remote must be pointed at the Display to enter SAM. After the SAM has been entered, the Remote Receiver on
the E-Box becomes active.
The first line of the SAM gives the date and identification number for the software that is loaded in the set. The Error Buffer
displays up to 10 errors in two lines. The most recent error is stored in the most left position. When the Error list is empty, "no
errors" is displayed.
To exit the SAM, turn the Set Off.
CUSTOMER SERVICE MODE (CSM)
The Customer Service Mode allows the Customer to read Error codes and other information with the
instruction of the technician. To enter the CSM, press the Menu button on the E-Box and at the
same time press the Mute button on the Remote. Use the P+ and P- buttons on the Remote to
change from page one to page two.
To exit the CSM, press any key other than P+ or P- on the Remote Control.
FIGURE 42 - CUSTOMER MODE PAGE 1
FIGURE 43 - CUSTOMER MODE PAGE 2
E-BOX SYSTEM CONTROL
The System Control Microprocessor 7200 controls the E-Box via the Remote Control and Front
Keyboard. The System Software is located in the ROM 7202. The RAM 7206 stores changes to
the parameters of the set while in operation. This memory is cleared when the set is switched Off.
The Non Volatile Memory NVM 7212 stores Option Codes, Sound, and Picture adjustments. The
I/O expanders, 7204 and 7213, are D/A converters to output SOUND_ENABLE, STBY, etc. The
System Control is located on the SSB (Small Signal Board).
FIGURE 44 - E-BOX MICROPROCESSOR
MMARTIN REV 08/09/2001