Here is a quick description of how to enter Service and Designer Modes. If you
have the later generation H80 or H/HX81 series set, most of the info on this site apply to
Entering Service Menu
Power up your set.
Press MUTE three times on the remote, then press MUTE again and hold. While holding the
MUTE button, go to your set and press the MENU button on TV front panel. Release both
An "S" should appear near the bottom right of the tv screen. Press MENU again on
your TV. You are now in Service Mode.
Note: For older sets (X81 and before),
you need to press MUTE twice, then MUTE again and hold, then press the MENU button on the
TV front panel.
Entering Designer Menu
Follow steps in entering Service Menu
While in Service Mode, press the RECALL button the remote and hold. While holding the
RECALL button, press the MENU button on the TV set front panel. A "D" should now
appear on the screen.
However, before you can actually DO anything, you have to hit the RECALL button on the
TV's front panel a SECOND time, to send the D on the upper right side to becoming the 40H
RCUT on the upper left side, and all commands up or down on the channel control of the
remocon, from there.
If you don't hit the unit's front panel RECALL button a second time, you won't get
In either Service or Designer mode, you can scroll through the TV settings by pressing
channel UP/DOWN on your remote. You can change any of the setting by using the
Volume UP/DOWN on the remote.
Note: Access to Designer Menu on newer
sets (H80 models and on) have been locked by Toshiba. There is a roundabout way to
get in. But there are still a lot of unknowns about it, so this is not recommended.
To read up about it, click here.