|Dimensions||Width: 571.5 mm
Depth: 457.2 mmHeight: 469.9 mm
|Earliest Date||c. 2000|
|Composite||Yes, two inputs (one front, one rear)|
|S-Video||Yes, shared with rear composite input|
|Operation Manual||CT-20D20 Operating Instructions|
The Panasonic CT-20D20 is a mid-priced 20" consumer CRT first introduced around 2000. It is a well-rounded set featuring stereo speakers, two sets of composite inputs, and an S-video input. Other features include a sleep timer, "surround" sound and even a "game guard" to prevent children from playing video games! Like most Panasonic sets from the early 2000s, the CT-20D20 has a curved slot mask picture tube.
Entering the service menu on the CT-20D20 is fairly similar to other Panasonic CRTs of this vintage. To access the menu, follow these steps:
- Adjust the volume to 0.
- Press the Action button on either the set or remote to bring up the menu. Navigate to the Setup section and make sure that the closed caption mode (CC MODE) is OFF.
- Exit the Setup section and enter the Timer section. Set the sleep timer for 30 minutes.
- Exit all menus.
- Tune in to channel 124 and press the Volume Down button on the set (not the remote!) to enter the service menu. A red "CHK" should appear in the upper left corner of the screen.
- Use the Power button on either the set or remote to go through the various adjustment sections. The Channel buttons go through each adjustment in the section and the Volume buttons are used to make adjustments.
Service Menu Adjustments
Note that the names of the adjustments are inferred from other Panasonic CRTs of this vintage as the service manual for this specific model has not been located yet.
|C8||YNR VIDEO ADJUSTMENT||0-7||0|
|Cb||VCJ TEST H||0-2||0|
|X4||COMB RF DELAY||0-127||18|
|X5||COMB VIDEO DELAY||0-127||18|
|X7||COMB VM SW||0-63||24|
|X9||COMB VM LEVEL||0-255||255|
|Xb||COMB ADJ SHARP||0-63||10|
Note that the S and M sections of the service menu are for Picture-in-Picture mode and MTS audio which this model does not have, and so can be ignored.
To exit the service menu completely, hold down the Power and Action buttons on the set (not the remote) for at least two seconds. This should reset the TV and a self-test screen will appear. The set will return to normal operation after this.
Purity Field Check Mode
While in the service menu, the color purity of the tube can be easily checked. Press the Recall button on the remote to enter this mode. A white screen will be displayed. Pressing Recall a second time will display a pure red screen, a third time a pure green screen, and a fourth time a pure blue screen. The fifth press will exit the purity check to the regular service menu.
In addition to the service menu, the CT-20D20 also has an "Aging" mode that can somewhat rejuvenate a picture tube that has seen significant use. To toggle between the service menu and aging mode, press the Action and Volume Up buttons simultaneously on the set (not the remote). The red "CHK" should turn yellow when in aging mode. Press Recall on the remote to activate the aging mode and again to turn it off.