Samsung CXM2785TP Operating instructions

CXM2785TP
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AA68-02634A-00(ENG)
Owner’s
Instructions
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3WAY COMBINATION UNIT
Warning! Important
Safety Instructions
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
This symbol indicates high voltage is present inside. It is
dangerous to make any kind of contact with any inside part of
this product.
This symbol alerts you that important literature concerning
operation and maintenance has been included with this product.
Note to CATV system installer: This reminder is provided to call CATV system
installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code (Section 54 of
Canadian Electrical Code, Part I), that provides guidelines for proper grounding
and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the
grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
Caution: FCC/CSA regulations state that any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may void the user’s authority to operate it.
Caution: To prevent electric shock, match the wide blade of plug to the wide slot,
and fully insert the plug.
Attention: pour eviter les chocs electriques, introduire la lame le plus large de la
fiche dans la borne correspondante de la prise et pousser jusqu’au fond.
Important: One Federal Court has held that unauthorized recording of
copyrighted TV programs is an infringement of U.S. copyright laws.
Certain Canadian programs may also be copyrighted and any unauthorized
recording in whole or in part may be in violation of these rights.
To prevent damage which may result in fire or electric shock
hazard, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
Thank You for Choosing Samsung
Thank you for choosing Samsung! Your new Samsung TV represents the latest in television
technology. We designed it with easy-to-use on-screen menus and closed captioning capabilities, making it one of the best products in its class. We are proud to offer you a product that
will provide convenient, dependable service and enjoyment for years to come.
Important Safety Information
Always be careful when using your TV receiver. To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock,
and other injuries, keep these safety precautions in mind when installing, using, and
maintaining your machine.
• Read all safety and operating instructions before operating your TV.
• Keep the safety and operating instructions for future reference.
• Heed all warnings on the TV receiver and in the operating instructions.
• Follow all operating and use instructions.
• Unplug the TV receiver from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use a damp cloth; do not use
liquid or aerosol cleaners.
• Never add any attachments and/or equipment without approval of the manufacturer. Such
additions can increase the risk of fire, electric shock, or other personal injury.
• Do not use the TV receiver where contact with or immersion in water is a possibility, such as
near bath tubs, sinks, washing machines, swimming pools, etc.
• Do not place the TV on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table where it can fall. A falling TV can cause serious injury to a
child or adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use only with
a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the TV. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when mounting the unit, and use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer. Move the TV and cart with care.
Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces can make the
unit and cart unsteady and likely to overturn.
• Provide ventilation for the TV receiver. The unit is designed with slots in the cabinet for ventilation to protect it from overheating. Do not block these openings with any object, and do
not place the TV receiver on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. Do not place it near a
radiator or heat register. If you place the TV receiver on a rack or bookcase, ensure that there
is adequate ventilation and that you’ve followed the manufacturer’s instructions for mounting.
• Operate your TV receiver only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label.
If you are not sure of the type of power supplied to your home, consult your appliance dealer
or local power company.
• Use only a grounded or polarized outlet. For your safety, this TV is equipped with a polarized
alternating current line plug having one blade wider than the other. This plug will fit into the
power outlet only one way. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try
reversing the plug. If the plug still does not fit, contact your electrician to replace your outlet.
SAFETY
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• Protect the power cord. Power supply cords should be routed so that they won’t be walked
on or pinched by objects placed on or against them. Pay particular attention to cords at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the unit.
• Unplug the TV from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system during a
lightning storm or when left unattended and unused for long periods of time. This will prevent damage to the unit due to lightning and power-line surges.
• Avoid overhead power lines. An outside antenna system should not be placed in the vicinity
of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits or where it can fall into such
power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, be extremely careful to
keep from touching the power lines or circuits. Contact with such lines can be fatal.
• Do not overload the wall outlet or extension cords. Overloading can result in fire or electric
shock.
• Do not insert anything through the openings in the unit, where they can touch dangerous
voltage points or damage parts. Never spill liquid of any kind on the TV.
• Ground outdoor antennas. If an outside antenna or
cable system is connected to the TV, be sure the
antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide
some protection against voltage surges and built-up
static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical
Code, ANSI/NFPA No.70-1984, provides information
about proper grounding of the mast and supporting
structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna
discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location
of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
EXAMPLE OF
ANTENNA GROUNDING
ANTENNA
LEAD IN WIRE
GROUND CLAMP
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
GROUNDING
CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
• Do not attempt to service the TV yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Unplug the unit from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under
the following conditions:
- when the power-supply cord or plug is damaged
- if liquid has been spilled on the unit or if objects have fallen into the unit
- if the TV has been exposed to rain or water
- if the TV does not operate normally by following the operating instructions
- if the TV has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged
- when the TV exhibits a distinct change in performance
• If you make adjustments yourself, adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions. Adjusting other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the TV to normal.
• When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician uses replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or those that have the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in additional damage to the unit.
• Upon completion of any service or repairs to this TV, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the TV is in a safe operating condition.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation.
2 SAFETY
This television receiver provides display of television closed captioning in accordance
with §15.119 of the FCC rules.
CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Your New 3Way Combination Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1
List of Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1
Familiarizing Yourself with The 3way Combination Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2
Front Panel Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2
Side Panel Jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.3
Rear Panel Jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.4
Remote Control (TV Function Buttons) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5
Remote Control (DVD Function Buttons) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.6
Remote Control (VCR Function Buttons) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.7
Chapter 2: Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1
Connecting VHF and UHF Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1
Antennas with 300-ohm Flat Twin Leads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1
Antennas with 75-ohm Round Leads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1
Separate VHF and UHF Antennas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2
Connecting Cable TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2
Cable without a Cable Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2
Connecting to a Cable Box that Descrambles
All Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2
Connecting to a Cable Box that Descrambles
some Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3
Connecting a Second VCR to Record from the TV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.4
Connecting a Camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5
Connecting an Audio System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.6
Installing Batteries in the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.7
Chapter 3: TV Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1
Turning the TV On and Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1
Viewing the Menus and On-Screen Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1
Viewing the Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1
Viewing the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1
Selecting a Menu Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2
Memorizing the Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.3
Selecting the Video Signal-source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.3
Storing Channels in Memory (Automatic Method) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.4
Adding and Erasing Channels (Manual Method). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5
Changing Channels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.6
Using the Channel Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.6
Directly Accessing Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.6
Using the Pre-CH Button to select the Previous Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.6
Adjusting the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.7
Using Mute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.7
Setting the Clock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8
Customizing the Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.9
Changing the Color Tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.10
Changing the Screen Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.11
Fine Tuning Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.12
Digital Noise Reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.13
Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.14
Customizing the Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.15
Using Automatic Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.16
Choosing a Multi-Channel Soundtrack (MTS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.17
Viewing a VCR or Camcorder Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.18
Setting the Clock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.19
Setting the On/Off Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.23
Setting the Sleep Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.25
Viewing Closed Captions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.26
Using the V-Chip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.27
Setting Up Your Personal ID Number (PIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.27
How to Enable/Disable the V-Chip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.28
How to Set up Restrictions Using the “TV guidelines”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.28
How to Set up Restrictions using the MPAA Ratings:
G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17, X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
How to Reset the TV after the V-Chip Blocks
a Channel (“Emergency Escape”) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.31
Chapter 4: DVD Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1
Playing a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1
Stopping Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1
Removing Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1
Pausing Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1
Step Motion Playback (Except CD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.2
Slow Motion Playback (Except CD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.2
CONTENTS
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CONTENTS
Chapter 4: DVD Operation (Cont.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.3
Using the Search and Skip Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.3
Searching through a Chapter or Track. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.3
Skipping Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.3
Using the Display Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.4
When Playing a DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.4
When Playing a CD/VCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5
Repeat Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.6
Program Play and Random Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.7
Program Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.7
Random Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.7
Using the Disc View Function (VCD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.8
Track View/Index View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.8
Selecting the Audio Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.9
Using the AUDIO Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.9
Using the MENU Button (When playing a DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.10
Selecting the Subtitle Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.11
Using the SUBTITLE button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.11
Using the MENU Button (When playing a DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.12
Using the Master Volume Control Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.12
Changing the Camera Angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.13
Using the Zoom Function (DVD/VCD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.13
Using the Bookmark Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.14
Using the Bookmark Function (DVD/VCD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.14
Recalling a Marked Scene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.14
Clearing a Bookmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.15
MP3 Play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.16
MP3 Play Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.16
Program/Random playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.16
CD-R MP3 discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.17
Setting up the Language Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.18
Using the Player Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.18
Using the Disc Menu Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.19
Setting up the Parental Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.20
Setting up the Audio Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.22
Setting up the Display Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.23
Chapter 5: VCR Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.1
Inserting and Ejecting a Video Cassette Tape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.1
Playing a Pre-Recorded Video Cassette Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2
Playing the Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2
Pausing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2
Using Picture Search. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.3
Using Automatic Tracking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.3
Using the Time Counter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.4
Using Memory Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.5
Using P.PLUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.6
Recording TV Programs As You Watch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.7
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.7
Editing While Recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.8
Using Advanced Recording Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.9
Using One-Touch Recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.9
Recording at a Later Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.10
Using Program Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.13
Using True Repeat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.14
Using Block Repeat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.15
MTS (Multi-Channel Television sound) System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.16
Selecting the MTS System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.16
MTS Recording/Monitor Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.16
Video Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.17
Making the Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.17
Video Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.18
Using Special Playback Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.19
Frame Advance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.19
Slow motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.19
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.1
Identifying TV Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.1
Identifying DVD Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2
Identifying VCR Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.3
Appendix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.1
2
CONTENTS
Cleaning and Maintaining Your 3Way Combination Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.1
Using Your 3Way Combination Unit in Another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.1
Learning About Video Cassette Tapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.2
Sending Tapes to Another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.3
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.3
Chapter One
Y O U R N E W 3 WAY C O M B I N AT I O N
UNIT
List of Features
Your 3way Combination Unit was designed with the latest technology.
This 3way Combination Unit is a high-performance unit that includes the following special features:
TV Features
• Full Flat screen
• Automatic timer to turn the 3way Combination Unit on and off
• Adjustable picture and sound settings that can be stored in the 3way Combination
Unit’s memory
• Automatic channel tuning for up to 181 channels
• A special filter to reduce or eliminate reception problems
• Fine tuning control for the sharpest picture possible
• A built-in multi-channel sound decoder for stereo and bilingual listening
• Built-in, dual channel speakers
• A special sleep timer
• V-chip function
DVD Features
• DTS digital output for DTS-enhanced DVDs
• Playback MP3 files from CD-ROM
Discs which cannot be played with this player.
• DVD-ROM
• CD-ROM
• CDGs play audio only,
not graphics.
• CDI
• CDV
• HD layer of super Audio CD
VCR Features
• Hi-Fi Stereo VCR.
• 4 heads for superior slow motion and stop action
• Playback of S-VHS tapes at better than standard resolution
• Real time counter
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Y O U R N E W 3 WAY C O M B I N AT I O N U N I T
Familiarizing Yourself with The 3way
Combination Unit
Front Panel Buttons
The buttons on the front panel control your 3way Combination Unit’s basic features,
including the on-screen menu. To use the more advanced features, you must use the
remote control.
ΠDisc tray
Load the disc here.
´ VCR deck
Insert a standard VHS video tape.
ˇ SKIP/SEARCH (DVD)
Press to skip or search the title, chapter or track.
¨ PLAY/PAUSE (DVD)
Press to play or pause the disc
ˆ STOP (DVD)
Press to stop the disc
Ø OPEN/CLOSE (DVD)
Press to open and close the disc tray.
∏ STAND BY indicator
Lit when TV power is Off.
” TIMER indicator
Lit when the program times are stored.
’ REC indicator
Lit when the VCR is recording.
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˝ Remote Control Sensor
Aim the remote control towards this spot on the
TV.
Ô REC (VCR)
Press to begin recording.
 STOP/EJECT (VCR)
Press to stop a video tape during play, record,
rewind, or fast forward. Press to eject a video
tape if the tape is stopped.
Ò REW/FF (VCR)
Press to rewind/fast forward a videotape.
Ú PLAY/PAUSE (VCR)
Press to play or pause a video tape.
Æ VOLUME – , +
Press to increase or decrease the volume.
ı CHANNEL ▼ and ▲
Press to change channels.
˜ POWER
Press to turn the TV on and off.
Y O U R N E W 3 WAY C O M B I N AT I O N U N I T
Side Panel Jacks
You can use the Side panel jacks to connect an A/V component that is used only
occasionally, such as a camcorder or video game. (For information on connecting
equipment, see pages 2.1 – 2.6.)
ΠVIDEO IN jack
Used to connect a video signal from a camcorder
or video game.
´ AUDIO IN jacks
Used to connect the audio signals from a camcorder or video game.
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Y O U R N E W 3 WAY C O M B I N AT I O N U N I T
Rear Panel Jacks
Use the rear panel jacks to connect an A/V component that will be connected continuously, such as a VCR or a camcorder.
For more information on connecting equipment, see pages 2.1 – 2.6.
ΠDIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT
Connect to a compatible dolby digital receiver.
´ VIDEO-AUDIO INPUTS
Used to connect video-audio signals from VCRs,
laserdisc players and similar devices.
ˇ AUDIO-VIDEO
MONITOR OUTPUTS
Connect to the audio-video input jacks of a
recording VCR.
¨ VHF/UHF
Connect to an antenna or to a cable 3way
Combination Unit system.
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Y O U R N E W 3 WAY C O M B I N AT I O N U N I T
Remote Control (TV Function Buttons)
You can use the remote control up to about 23 feet from the TV.
When using the remote, always point it directly at the TV.
ΠPOWER
Turns the 3way Combination Unit
on and off.
´ +100
Press to select channels over 100.
For example, to select channel
121, press “+100,” then press “2”
and “1.”
ˇ VOL
+, VOL -
Press increase or decrease the
volume.
¨ MUTE
Press to temporarily cut off
the sound.
ˆ S.STD
Adjust the TV sound by selecting
one of the preset factory settings
(or select your personal,
customized sound settings).
Ø P.STD
Adjust the TV picture by selecting
one of the preset factory settings
(or select your personal, customized picture settings).
∏ MENU
Displays the main on-screen
menu.
” Control the cursor
in the menu
Allows move to items.
’ TV/VCR ↔ DVD
selection
Press to switch between TV/VCR,
and DVD mode.
˝ PRE-CH
Tunes to the previous channel.
Ô SLEEP
Press to select a preset time interval for automatic shutoff.
 CH
and CH
(Channel Down/Up)
Press CH
channels.
or CH
to change
Ò INPUT
Press to watch the TV picture or a
picture from a connected component (VCR, camcorder etc...)
Ú MTS (Multichannel
Television Stereo)
Press to choose stereo, mono or
Separate Audio Program (SAP
broadcast).
Æ DISPLAY
Press to see the channel, time,
current disc mode, audio/video
settings etc., on-screen.
ı ADD/ERASE
Press to add or erase channels in
the TV’s memory.
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Y O U R N E W 3 WAY C O M B I N AT I O N U N I T
Remote Control (DVD Function Buttons)
ΠSearch
Press to search forward/backward through a disc.
´ Stop
Press to stop a disc.
ˇ DISC MENU
Press to display the disc menu.
¨ ENTER
Confirms a selection.
ˆ OPEN/CLOSE
Press to open or close the disc
tray.
Ø STEP
Press to advance play one frame
at a time.
∏ ZOOM
Press to zoom-in during playback,
slow motion or pause mode on the
selected area of a scene.
” ANGLE
Press to access various camera
angles on a DVD.
’ PROGRAM
Ô Play/pause
Press to play or pause disc play.
 Skip
Press to skip the title, chapter, or
track.
Ò TOP MENU
Press to display the top menu on a
DVD or CD/VCD disc.
Ú RETURN
Press to return to a previous menu
or exit.
Æ SUBTITLE
Press to display the subtitle language name abbreviation onscreen.
ı AUDIO
Press to access various audio
functions on a disc.
˜ CLEAR
Press to clear on-screen displays.
¯ REPEAT
Press to repeat play a title, chapter, track, or disc.
For random and program play.
˝ BOOKMARK
Press to memorize scenes for
replay.
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˘ DVD SETUP
Displays the DVD play’s Setup
menu.
Y O U R N E W 3 WAY C O M B I N AT I O N U N I T
Remote Control (VCR Function Buttons)
ΠREW/F.F
Press to rewind/fast forward a
video tape.
´ Stop
Press to stop a video tape.
ˇ TRK+, – (tracking)
Press to adjust tape tracking.
¨ OPEN/CLOSE
Press to eject a tape.
ˆ SP/SLP
∏ Play/pause
Press to play or pause a tape.
” SLOW+, –
Press to watch a tape in slow
motion.
’ REC
Press to begin recording.
˝ F.ADV (frame advance)
Press to advance a tape frameby-frame.
Press to select the tape recording
speed.
Ø P.PLUS
Press to compensate for a poor
rental tape.
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1.7
2
C h a p t e r Tw o
I N S TA L L AT I O N
Connecting VHF and UHF Antennas
If your antenna has a set of leads that
look like this, see “Antennas with
300-ohm Flat Twin Leads,” below.
If your antenna has one lead that looks
like this, see “Antennas with 75-ohm
Round Leads,” on page 2.2.
If you have two antennas, see “Separate
VHF and UHF Antennas,” on page 2.2.
Antennas with 300-ohm Flat Twin Leads
If you are using an off-air antenna (such as a roof antenna or “rabbit ears”) that has
300-ohm twin flat leads, follow the directions below.
1
Place the wires from the
twin leads under the
screws on the 300-75
ohm adaptor (not supplied). Use a screwdriver
to tighten the screws.
2
Plug the adaptor into
the VHF/UHF terminal
on the bottom of the
back panel.
Antennas with 75-ohm Round Leads
1
Plug the antenna lead
into the VHF/UHF
terminal on the bottom
of the back panel.
2.1
CHAPTER TWO: INSTALLATION
I N S TA L L AT I O N
Separate VHF and UHF Antennas
If you have two separate antennas for your TV (one VHF and one UHF), you must
combine the two antenna signals before connecting the antennas to the TV. This
procedure requires a an optional combiner-adaptor (available at most electronics shops).
1
Connect both antenna
leads to the combiner.
2
Plug the combiner into
the VHF/UHF terminal
on the bottom of the
rear panel.
Connecting Cable TV
To connect to a cable TV system, follow the instructions below.
Cable without a Cable Box
Because this TV is cable-ready,
you do not need a cable box to view
unscrambled cable channels.
▼
1
Plug the incoming cable
into the VHF/UHF
antenna terminal on back
of the TV.
Connecting to a Cable Box that Descrambles All Channels
Find the cable that is
connected to the
ANTENNA OUT terminal
on your cable box.
This terminal might be labeled
“ANT OUT,” “VHF OUT,” or simply,
“OUT.”
▼
1
2
Connect the other end
of this cable to the
VHF/UHF antenna
terminal on the back of
the TV.
CHAPTER TWO: INSTALLATION
2.2
I N S TA L L AT I O N
Connecting to a Cable Box that Descrambles Some Channels
If your cable box descrambles only some channels (such as premium channels), follow the
instructions below. You will need a two-way splitter, an RF (A/B) switch, and four lengths of
coaxial cable. (These items are available at most electronics stores.)
▼
1
Find and disconnect the
cable that is connected
to the ANTENNA IN
terminal on your
cable box.
This terminal might be labeled
“ANT IN,” “VHF IN,” or simply,
“IN.”
2
Connect this cable to a
two-way splitter.
3
Connect a coaxial cable
between an OUTPUT
terminal on the splitter
and the IN terminal on
the cable box.
4
Connect a coaxial cable
between the ANTENNA
OUT terminal on the
cable box and the B–IN
terminal on the A/B
switch.
continued...
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CHAPTER TWO: INSTALLATION
I N S TA L L AT I O N
5
Connect another cable
between the other OUT
terminal on the splitter
and the A–IN terminal on
the RF (A/B) switch.
6
Connect the last coaxial
cable between the OUT
terminal on the RF (A/B)
switch and the VHF/UHF
terminal on the rear of
the TV.
After you’ve made this connection, set the A/B switch to the “A” position for normal viewing. Set the A/B switch to the “B” position to view scrambled channels. (When you set the
A/B switch to “B,” you will need to tune your TV to the cable box’s output channel, which is
usually channel 3 or 4.)
Connecting a Second VCR to Record from
the TV
Your TV can send out signals of its picture and sound to be recorded by a second
VCR.
To do this, connect your second VCR as follows:
1
Connect a coaxial cable between the ANTENNA OUT terminal on the VCR and the antenna terminal on the TV.
A coaxial cable is usually included with a VCR. (If not, check your local electronics store).
2
Connect a set of audio cables between the VIDEO/AUDIO OUT jacks on the TV and the VIDEO/AUDIO IN jacks
on the VCR.
(The VCR input jacks might be either on the front or on back of the VCR.)
If you have a mono VCR, connect L(mono) to VCR audio out using only one audio cable.
Refer to your VCR’s instructions for more information about how to record using this kind of connection.
CHAPTER TWO: INSTALLATION
2.4
I N S TA L L AT I O N
Connecting a Camcorder
The side panel jacks on your TV make it easy to connect a camcorder to your TV.
They allow you to view the camcorder tapes without using a VCR. (Also see “Viewing a VCR
or Camcorder Tape” on page 3.17)
1
Locate the A/V output jacks on the camcorder. They are usually found on the side or rear of the camcorder.
2
Connect an video/audio cable between the VIDEO/AUDIO OUTPUT jack on the camcorder and the
VIDEO/AUDIO terminals on the side of the TV.
If you have mono camcorder, connect L(mono) to camcorder audio out using only one audio cable.
The audio-video cables shown here are usually included with a Camcorder. (If not, check your local electronics store.) If your camcorder is stereo, you need to connect a set of two cables.
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I N S TA L L AT I O N
Connecting an Audio System (When playing a DVD)
The DIGITAL AUDIO OUT connector is used for equipment, such as an audio system
(to take full advantage of the Surround sound effect).
Connect an optical cable between the DIGITAL AUDIO IN jacks on the AUDIO and the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
jack on the TV.
Setting the Optical jack On/Off (Only DVD mode)
1
Press the MENU button.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Sound”,
then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“Optical”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons
to select “On” or “Off”.
Press the MENU button to
exit.
Note: The Optical On/Off function in the menu doesn’t appear while a normal TV channel
(RF channel) is being watched.
CHAPTER TWO: INSTALLATION
2.6
I N S TA L L AT I O N
Installing Batteries in the Remote Control
1
Slide the cover out
completely.
Make sure to match the “+” and
“–” ends of the batteries with the
diagram inside the compartment.
▼
2
Install two AA size
batteries.
Remove the batteries and store
them in a cool, dry place if you won’t
be using the remote control for a
long time.
▼
3
Replace the cover.
The remote control can be used up
to about 23 feet from the TV.
(Assuming typical TV usage, the batteries last for about one year.)
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Chapter Three
T V O P E R AT I O N
Turning the TV On and Off
Press the POWER button on the remote control.
You can also use the Power button on the front panel.
Viewing the Menus and On-Screen Displays
Viewing the Menus
The on-screen menus disappear
from the screen after about thirty
seconds.
▼
1
With the power on, press
the MENU button.
The main menu appears on
the screen:
Picture, Sound, Channel,
Function and VCR setup.
Use the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select one of
the 5 items. Then press
the LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons to access the item’s
sub-menu.
You can also use the MENU,
CHANNEL, and VOLUME buttons
on the control panel of the TV to
make selections.
▼
2
3
Press the MENU button to
exit.
Viewing the Display
The display identifies the current channel and the status of certain audio-video settings.
The on-screen displays
disappear after about ten seconds.
▼
1
Press the DISPLAY button
on the remote control.
The TV will display the
channel, Time, disc mode,
the status of certain picture and sound settings,
V-chip and the type of
sound.
CHAPTER THREE: TV OPERATION
3.1
T V O P E R AT I O N
Selecting a Menu Language
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“Function”.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“Language”.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to select the
appropriate language:
English, Spanish, or
French.
3
Press the MENU button to
exit.
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T V O P E R AT I O N
Memorizing the Channels
Your TV can memorize and store all of the available channels for both “off-air” (antenna)
and cable channels. After the available channels are memorized, use the CH ▲ and
CH ▼ buttons to scan through the channels. This eliminates the need to change channels by entering the channel digits. There are three steps for memorizing channels:
selecting a broadcast source, memorizing the channels (automatic) and adding and deleting channels (manual).
Selecting the Video Signal-source
Before your television can begin memorizing the available channels, you must specify the
type of signal source that is connected to the TV (i.e., an antenna or a cable system).
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“Channel”.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“ANT/CATV”.
Repeatedly press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons to
cycle through these choices:
ANT (antenna), STD, HRC or
IRC (all cable TV).
Note: STD, HRC and IRC identify various types of cable TV
systems. Contact your local cable company to identify the type
of cable system that exists in your particular area.
At this point the signal source has been selected. Proceed to
“Storing Channels in Memory” (next page).
CHAPTER THREE: TV OPERATION
3.3
T V O P E R AT I O N
Storing Channels in Memory (Automatic Method)
1
First, select the correct
signal source (ANT, STD,
HRC, IRC). See steps 1~2
on previous page.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“Channel”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Auto
Program”.
▼
The TV automatically cycles
through all of the available channels
and stores them in memory. This
takes about one to two minutes.
Press the RIGHT √ button at any
time to interrupt the memorization
process and return to the Channel
menu.
3
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons.
TV will begin memorizing
all of the available channels.
4
After all the available
channels are stored, the
Auto program menu disappears. Press the MENU
button to exit.
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Adding and Erasing Channels (Manual Method)
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“Channel”.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT
œ√ buttons.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“Add/Erase”.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons.
▼
You can view any channel
(including an erased channel) by
using the number buttons or
UP/DOWN▲▼ buttons on the
remote control.
3
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons or the number
buttons to select the
channel you want to add
or erase.
4
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Sel.”.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to select “Added”
or “Erased”.
Press the MENU button to
exit.
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Changing Channels
Using the Channel Buttons
▼
When you press the CH or CH
buttons, the TV changes channels in
sequence. You will see all the channels
that the TV has memorized. (The TV
must have memorized at least three
channels.) You will not see channels that
were either erased or not memorized.
Press the CH
or CH
buttons to change channels.
Directly Accessing Channels
Use the number buttons to quickly tune to any channel.
Press the number buttons to
go directly to a channel.
For example, to select channel
27, press “2,” then “7.” The TV
will change channels when
you press the second number.
When you use the number buttons, you can directly select channels that were either erased or
not memorized.
To select a channel over 100, press the +100 button. (For channel 122, press “+100,” then “2,”
then “2.”)
To change to single-digit channels (0–9) faster, press “0” before the
single digit. (For channel “4,” press “0,” then “4.”)
Using the Pre-CH Button to select the Previous Channel
To quickly switch between two channels that are far apart, tune to one channel, then use the number button to select
the second channel. Then, use the PreCH button to quickly alternate between
them.
▼
Press the PRE.CH button.
The TV will switch to the last
channel viewed.
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Adjusting the Volume
Press the VOL + or VOL– buttons to increase or decrease
the volume.
Using Mute
At any time, you can temporarily cut off the sound using the Mute button.
1
Press the MUTE button and
the sound cuts off.
The word “Mute” will appear
in the lower-left corner of the
screen.
2
To turn mute off, press the
MUTE button again, or simply
press either the VOL + or VOL–
buttons.
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Customizing the Picture
You can use the on-screen menus to change the contrast, brightness, tint, color, and
sharpness according to personal preference. (Alternatively, you can use one of the
“automatic” settings. See next page.)
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to display the
Picture menu.
2
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to select
“Custom”.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Adjust”,
then press the LEFT/RIGHT
œ√ buttons.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select particular item.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons increase or
decrease the value of a
particular item.
4
Press the MENU button to
exit.
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After adjusting an item, the gauge
will automatically disappear (after
about 3 seconds).
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Using Automatic Picture Settings
Your TV has three automatic picture settings (“Dynamic”, “ Standard” and “Movie”) that
are preset at the factory. You can activate either Dynamic, Standard, or Movie by pressing P.STD (or by making a selection from the menu). Or, you can select “Custom” which
automatically recalls your personalized picture settings.
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to display the
Picture menu.
2
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to select the
“Dynamic,” “Stamdard,”
“Movie,” or “Custom” picture setting.
Press the MENU button to
exit.
Alternate method:
Simply press the P.STD
button on the remote control to select one of the
standard picture settings.
•
•
•
•
Choose Dynamic for viewing the TV during the day or when there is brightlight in
the room.
Choose Standard for the standard factory settings.
Choose Movie when viewing the movie.
Choose Custom if you want to adjust the settings accordings to personal preference (see “Customizing the Picture”, page 3.8).
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Changing the Color Tone
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to display the
Picture menu.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select Color
Tone.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to select ”Cool 2”,
”Cool 1”, ”Normal”,
“Warm 1” or “Warm 2”
according to personal
preference.
3
Press the MENU button to
exit.
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Changing the Screen Size
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to display the
Picture menu.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Size”.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to select
“Normal”, “Zoom” or
“16:9”.
3
Press the MENU button to
exit.
• Normal : Sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode.
This is a standard TV screen size.
• Zoom : Sets the picture to Zoom mode.
• 16:9 : Sets the picture to 16:9 mode.
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Fine Tuning Channels
Use fine tuning to manually adjust a particular channel for optimal reception.
1
Select the appropriate
channel.
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“Channel”.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Fine
tune”.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to adjust the fine
tuning.
After you adjust the fine tuning,
the color of Channel No. will turn
into red if you press the DISPLAY
button while watching this channel.
▼
3
To store the fine tuning setting in the TV’s memory,
press the UP ▲ button.
(An asterisk “*” will appear.)
To reset the fine tuning to
“0,”press the DOWN ▼ button.
4
Press the MENU button to
exit.
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Digital Noise Reduction
If the broadcast signal received by your TV is weak, you can activate the Digital Noise
Reduction feature to help reduce any static and ghosting that may appear on the screen.
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to display the
Picture menu.
Pressing the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons will alternate between “On”
and “Off”.
▼
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Digital
NR”.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to select Digital NR
“On”.
3
Press the MENU button to
exit.
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Tilt
Due to the Earth’s magnetic field there may be same minor image tilt depending on the
TV’s location. When this occurs, follow the steps below.
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to display the
Picture menu.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Tilt”.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to adjust the Tilt.
3
Press the MENU button to
exit.
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Customizing the Sound
The sound settings can be adjusted to suit your personal preferences. (Alternatively, you
can use one of the “automatic” settings. See next page.)
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Sound”,
then press the LEFT/RIGHT
œ√ buttons.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Adjust”,
the press the LEFT/RIGHT
œ√ buttons.
3
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select a particular item.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons increase or
decrease the value of a
particular item.
After adjusting an item, the gauge
will automatically disappear (after
about 3 seconds).
▼
4
Press the MENU button to
exit.
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Using Automatic Sound Settings
Your TV has four automatic sound settings (“Standard,” “Music,” “Movie” and “Speech” )
that are preset at the factory. You can activate any of them by pressing the S.STD
button (or by making a selection from the on-screen menu). Or, you can select “Adjust,”
which automatically recalls your personalized sound settings.
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Sound”,
then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
2
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to select the
“Standard,” “Music,”
“Movie,” “Speech” or
“Custom” sound setting.
Press the MENU button to
exit.
Alternate method:
Simply press the the S.STD
button on the remote control
to select one of the standard
sound settings.
•
•
•
•
•
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Choose Standard for the standard factory settings.
Choose Music when watching music videos or concerts.
Choose Movie when watching movies.
Choose Speech when watching a show that is mostly dialogue (i.e., news).
Choose Custom to recall your personalized settings.
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Choosing a Multi-Channel Soundtrack (MTS)
Depending on the particular program being broadcast, you can listen to stereo, mono, or
a Separate Audio Program. (SAP audio is usually a foreign-language translation.
Sometimes SAP has unrelated information like news or weather.)
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select Sound.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “MTS”.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons repeatedly to
select “Mono,” “Stereo”
or “SAP”.
3
Press the MENU button to
exit.
•
•
•
Choose Mono for channels that are broadcasting in mono, or if you are
having difficulty receiving a stereo signal.
Choose Stereo for channels that are broadcasting in stereo.
Choose SAP to listen to the Separate Audio Program, which is usually a
foreign-language translation.
You can also change the MTS setting by pressing the “MTS” button on the remote
control.
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Viewing a VCR or Camcorder Tape
You must select the appropriate mode in order to view the VCR or Camcorder signal on
the TV.
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“Channel”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
2
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons. You will switch
between viewing the signals coming from equipment connected to the
TV’s A/V jacks, and the TV
signal.
Press the MENU button to
exit.
Alternate method:
Simply press the INPUT button on the remote control one
or more times until the
required input is displayed.
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Setting the Clock
Setting the clock is necessary in order to use the various timer features of the TV.
Also, you can check the time while watching the TV (Just press the DISPLAY button).
Option 1: Setting the Clock Manually
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“Function”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
2
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to select
“Manual”.
When selecting the hours, be sure
to select the proper time of day (am or
pm).
▼
3
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Clock”,
then press the RIGHT √
button.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons repeatedly until
the correct hour appears.
The time will appear every time
you press the DISPLAY button.
▼
4
You can change the hours by pressing
the UP▲ or DOWN ▼ button repeatedly (or by holding down either of
these buttons).
After the hour is entered,
Press the RIGHT √ (at this
point the minutes digits
will be highlighted).
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select the
correct minutes.
After selecting the correct
minutes, press the RIGHT
√ button.
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Setting the Date
5
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Date”,
then press the RIGHT √
button.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to to set the current month.
6
Press the RIGHT √ button,
then press the
UP/DOWN▲▼ buttons to
to set the current day.
Press the RIGHT √ button,
then press the
UP/DOWN▲▼ buttons to
to set the current year.
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If you make a mistake, press
LEFT œ to move back to the
incorrect item. Press the UP/DOWN
▲▼ buttons to change the item.
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T V O P E R AT I O N
Option 2: Using the Local PBS Channel to Automatically Set the
TV Clock
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“Function”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
2
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to select “Auto”.
3
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “PBS
channel”, then press the
RIGHT √ button to activate the channel-number
field.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select your
local PBS channel.
Press the RIGHT √ button.
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4
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Time
Zone”, then press the
RIGHT √ button to change
the Time zone.
Sequence: ATL., EAST,
CEN., MTN., PAC., ALAS.,
HAW..
5
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “DST”
(Daylight saving time),
then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons
to indicate “Yes” or “No”.
The clock is set.
Press the MENU button to
exit.
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Setting the On/Off Timer
Before using the timer, you must
set the TV’s clock. (See “Setting the
Clock” on page 3.18)
▼
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“Function”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Timer”,
then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
When you set the hours, make
sure the correct time of day (am or
pm) appears to the right of the hour.
▼
3
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “On
Time.”
Press the RIGHT √ button
to highlight the “On time”
hours.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons repeatedly to
select the appropriate
hours (i.e., the hour when
the TV will turn on.)
4
Press the RIGHT √ button
to highlight the “On time”
minutes.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons repeatedly to
select the appropriate
minutes.
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To deactivate the “On time,”
select “Off” during this step.
▼
5
Press the RIGHT √ button
to highlight “Off”.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to turn the on timer
“On.” (Repeatedly pressing
the UP/DOWN▲▼ buttons
will alternate between On
and Off.)
6
When finished, press the
RIGHT √ button.
7
To set the Off time, press
the UP/DOWN▲▼ buttons
to select “Off Time”.
Press the RIGHT √ button
and set the hours and minutes. (Follow the same procedure as in steps 1~6
above.)
8
If you want to set the volume level when the TV
turns on, press the DOWN
▼ button to select “On
time volume”. Press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons to
set the volume level you
want when the TV turns on.
9
When finished setting the
timer, press the MENU
button to exit.
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Setting the Sleep Timer
The sleep timer automatically shuts off the TV after a preset time
(from 15 to 180 minutes).
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“Function”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Timer”,
then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
3
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Sleep
Timer.”
Press the RIGHT √ button
repeatedly until the appropriate time interval
appears (any of the preset
values from “Off” to
“180”).
Press the MENU button to
exit.
Alternate method:
After about 3 seconds, the sleep
display will disappear from the
screen, and the time interval will be
set.
▼
Simply press SLEEP repeatedly until the appropriate
time interval appears (any of
the preset values from “Off”
to “180”).
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Viewing Closed Captions
Your TV decodes and displays the closed captions that are broadcast with certain TV shows.
These captions are usually subtitles for the hearing impaired or foreign-language translations. All VCRs record the closed caption signal from television programs, so home-recorded
video tapes also provide closed captions. Most DVDs and pre-recorded commercial video tapes
provide closed captions as well. Check for the closed caption symbol in your television schedule and on the tape’s packaging:
.
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“Function”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Caption”,
then press the LEFT/RIGHT
œ√ buttons.
Misspellings and unusual
characters sometimes occur during
closed caption transmissions, especially those of live events. There may be a
small delay before captions appear
when you change channels. These are
not malfunctions of the TV.
▼
3
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to turn closed captioning on/off.
▼
In caption mode, captions
appear at the bottom of the screen,
and they usually cover only a small
portion of the picture.
4
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Mode”.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to select “Caption”
or “Text.”
In text mode, information unrelated
to the program, such as news or
weather, is displayed. Text often
covers a large portion of the screen.
Different channels and fields
display different information: Field 2
carries additional information that
supplements the information in
Field 1. (For example, Channel 1
may have subtitles in English, while
Channel 2 has subtitles in Spanish.)
▼
5
Depending on the particular broadcast, it might be necessary to
make changes to “Channels” and “Field”:
Use the UP/DOWN▲▼, LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons to make the
changes. (Follow the same procedure as in steps 3~4 above.)
Press the MENU button to exit.
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Using the V-Chip
The V-Chip feature automatically locks out programming that is deemed inappropriate for
children. The user must first enter a PIN (personal ID number) before any of the V-Chip
restrictions can be set up or changed.
Setting Up Your Personal ID Number (PIN)
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Function”,
then press the LEFT/RIGHT
œ√ buttons.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “V-Chip”.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons.
The “Enter pin” screen will appear. Enter your 4-digit PIN
number. Note: The default PIN number for a new TV set is
“0-0-0-0.”
3
After entering a valid PIN
number, the “V-chip
mode” screen will appear.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Change
pin”.
Note: If you forget the PIN,
press the remote-control buttons in
the following sequence, which resets
the pin to 0-0-0-0:
POWER OFF ➜ MUTE ➜ 8 ➜ 2 ➜
4 ➜ POWER ON.
▼
4
While the “Change pin”
field is selected, press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
The Change pin screen
will appear. Choose any 4digits for your PIN and
enter them.
As soon as the 4 digits are
entered, the “Confirm new
pin” screen appears. Reenter the same 4 digits.
When the Confirm screen
disappears, your PIN has
been memorized.
Press the MENU button to
exit.
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How to Enable/Disable the V-Chip
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“Function”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “V-Chip”.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons.
The “Enter pin” screen will
appear. Enter your 4-digit
PIN number.
3
After entering a valid PIN
number, the “V-chip”
screen will appear.
To enable the V-Chip feature, press the LEFT/RIGHT
œ√ buttons so that the “VChip lock” field is Yes.
(Pressing the LEFT/RIGHT
œ√ buttons will alternate
between Yes and No.)
How to Set up Restrictions Using the “TV guidelines”
First, set up a personal identification number (PIN), and enable the V-Chip. (See previous section.) Parental restrictions can be set up using either of two methods: The TV
guidelines or the MPAA rating.
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“Function”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
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2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “V-Chip”.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons.
The “Enter pin” screen will
appear. Enter your 4-digit
PIN number.
3
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“TV Guidelines”.
Note: These categories consist of
two separate groups: TV-Y and TV-Y7
(young children through age 7), and
TV-G through TV-MA (everybody
else).
▼
4
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons. The “TV guidelines” screen will appear.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select one of the
six age-based categories:
TV-Y
Young children
TV-Y7
Children 7 and over
-------------------------------------TV-G
General audience
TV-PG Parental guidance
TV-14
Viewers 14 and over
TV-MA Mature audience
The restrictions for these two groups
work independently: If a household
includes very young children as well
as young adults, the TV guidelines
must be set up separately for each age
group. (See next step.)
5
At this point, one of the TV-Ratings is selected.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons: Depending on your existing setup, a letter “U” or “B” will be selected.
(U= Unblocked, B= Blocked)
While the “U” or ”B” is selected, press the UP/DOWN▲▼ buttons to block or unblock the category.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons to save the TV guidelines. A TV-Rating will be selected.
To select a different TV-Rating, press the UP/DOWN▲▼ buttons and then repeat the process.
Note 1: The TV-Y7, TV-PG, TV-14 and TV-MA have additional options. See the next step to change
any of the following sub-ratings:
FV: Fantasy violence
D: Sexual suggestive dialog
L: Adult language
S: Sexual situation
V: Violence
Note 2: The V-Chip will automatically block certain categories that are “more restrictive.”
For example, if you block “TV-Y” category, then TV-Y7 will automatically be blocked. Similarly, if you block
the TV-G category, then all the categories in the “young adult” group will be blocked (TV-G, TV-PG, TV-14
and TV-MA). The sub-ratings (D, L, S, V) work together similarly. (See next section.)
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How to set the FV, D, L, S and V sub-ratings.
First, select one of these TV-Ratings: TV-Y7, TV-PG, TV-14 or TV-MA (See Step 4, on previous page).
Next, while the TV-Rating is selected, repeatedly press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons. This will cycle through
the available sub-ratings (FV,L, S, D or V).
A letter (“U” or “B”) will be displayed for each sub-rating. While the “U” or “B” is selected, press the
UP/DOWN▲▼ buttons to change the sub-rating.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons to save the TV guidelines. A TV-Rating will be selected.
To select a different TV-Rating, press the UP/DOWN▲▼ buttons and then repeat the process.
Note: The V-chip will automatically block certain categories that are “More restrictive”.
For example, if you block “L” sub-rating in TV-PG, then the “L” sub-ratings in TV-14 and TV-MA will automatically be blocked.
7
Press the MENU button to clear all the screens. (Or proceed to the next section, and set up additional restrictions based on the MPAA codes).
How to Set up Restrictions using the MPAA Ratings: G, PG, PG13, R, NC-17, X
The MPAA rating system uses the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) system, and
its main application is for movies. (Eventually, movie videocassettes and DVDs will be encoded with MPAA ratings.) When the V-Chip lock is on, the TV will automatically block any programs that are coded with objectionable ratings (either MPAA or TV-Ratings).
1
Press the MENU button to
display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“Function”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “V-Chip”.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons.
The “Enter pin” screen will
appear. Enter your 4-digit
PIN number.
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3
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select the
“MPAA Rating.”
4
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons. The “MPAA
Rating” screen will
appear.
G
General audience (no restrictions).
PG
Parental guidance suggested.
PG-13 PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned).
R
R (Restricted. Children under 17 should
be accompanied by an adult).
NC-17 No children under age 17.
Repeatedly press the
UP/DOWN▲▼ buttons to
select a particular MPAA
category.
X
X (Adults only).
NR
Not rated.
While a particular category is selected, press the LEFT/RIGHTœ√ buttons to activate it.
A letter (“U” or “B”) will be selected. Press the UP/DOWN ▲▼ buttons to select “U” or ”B”.
Press the LEFT/RIGHTœ√ buttons to save the settings and Press the MENU button to exit.
Note: The V-Chip will automatically block any category that is “more restrictive.”
For example, if you block the “PG-13” category, then “R,” “NC-17,” and “X” will automatically
be blocked also.
How to Reset the TV after the V-Chip
Blocks a Channel (“Emergency Escape”)
If the TV is tuned to a restricted channel, the V-Chip will block it. The screen will go blank and the following
message will appear: “Excessive rating.”
To resume normal viewing, tune to a different channel using the number buttons. Under certain conditions
(depending on the rating of the local TV programs) the V-Chip might lock out all the channels.
In this case, use the V.Chip button for an “emergency escape”:
1. Press the MENU button on the remote control.
œ√ buttons.
2. Press the UP/DOWN▲▼ buttons to select the “Function”, then press the LEFT/RIGHTœ
œ√ buttons.
3. Press the UP/DOWN▲▼ buttons to select the “V-Chip”, then press the LEFT/RIGHTœ
œ√ buttons to temporarily disable the V-Chip Lock.
4 .Enter your PIN number, and press the LEFT/RIGHTœ
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Playing a Disc
Playback
RESUME function
When you stop disc play, the player
remembers where you stopped, so
when you press the PLAY again, it
will pick up where you left off
(unless the disc is removed, the
STOP( ) button is pressed twice or
the set is unplugged).
▼
1
Press the
button to
switch the DVD mode.
2
Press the OPEN/CLOSE
button.
3
Place a disc gently into
the tray with the disc’s
label facing up.
4
Press the PLAY/PAUSE
(
) or OPEN/CLOSE
button to close the disc
tray.
Stopping Playback
Press the STOP( ) button during playback.
Removing Disc
Press the OPEN/CLOSE
button.
Pausing Playback
Press the PLAY/PAUSE(
)
or STEP button on the remote
control during playback.
• Screen stops, no sound.
• To resume again, press the
PLAY/PAUSE(
) button
once again.
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If the player is left for 5 minutes in
pause mode, it will stop.
This
icon indicates an invalid
button press.
D V D O P E R AT I O N
Step Motion Playback (Except CD)
Press the STEP button on the
remote control during playback.
• Each time the button is pressed, a new frame will
appear.
• No sound is heard during STEP mode.
• Press the PLAY/PAUSE(
) button to resume normal
playback (You can only perform step motion playback
in the forward direction).
Slow Motion Playback (Except CD)
Press the FWD(
)
SEARCH button on the
remote control during PAUSE
or STEP mode.
• By pressing the FWD SEARCH button, you can select
slow motion playback for 1/8, 1/4 or 1/2 of normal
speed.
• No sound is heard during slow mode.
• Press the PLAY/PAUSE(
) button to resume normal
playback.
• When playing a VCD, the reverse slow motion play
will not work.
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D V D O P E R AT I O N
Using the Search and Skip Functions
Searching through a Chapter or Track
When in search mode
(2X/4X/8X/16X/32X/128X) on a
DVD or high-speed playback on a
VCD, no sound will be heard.
▼
Press the FWD(
) or
REW(
) SEARCH button on the remote control
during playback.
• Press the FWD(
) or REW(
) SEARCH button
on the remote control and press again to search at a
faster speed (2X/4X/8X/16X/32X/128X) on the DVD.
• Press the FWD(
) or REW(
) SEARCH button
on the remote control and press again to search at a
faster speed on VCD (4X/8X) and CD (2X/4X/8X).
• To return to normal speed playback, press the
PLAY/PAUSE(
) button.
Skipping Tracks
During playback, press
the NEXT SKIP(
) or
BACK SKIP(
) button.
• When playing a DVD, if you press the NEXT SKIP
(
) button, it moves to next chapter. If you press the
BACK SKIP (
) button, it moves to the beginning of
the chapter. One more press makes it move to the
beginning of the previous chapter.
• When playing a VCD 2.0 in MENU OFF mode, a
VCD1.1 or a CD, if you press the NEXT SKIP(
)
button, it moves to next track. If you press the BACK
SKIP(
) button, it moves to the the beginning of the
track. One more press makes it move to the beginning
of the previous track.
• If a track exceeds 15 minutes when playing a VCD and
you press the NEXT SKIP(
) button, it moves forward 5 minutes. If you press the BACK SKIP(
) button, it moves backward 5 minutes.
• When playing a VCD 2.0 in the MENU MODE or Track
View function, if you press the NEXT SKIP(
) button, it moves to the next MENU or the next Track View
display. If you press the BACK SKIP(
)button, it
moves to the previous MENU or the previous Track
View display.
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Using the Display Function
When Playing a DVD
1
During playback, press
the DISPLAY button.
Current title, chapter number and elapsed time will
be displayed.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select a title or a
chapter number.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons or Number buttons
to enter a different title or
chapter number, then press
the ENTER button.
3
To enter the time from
which you want to start,
press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select, then
press the Number buttons
to enter the time. Then
press the ENTER button.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to change the values of the current audio,
subtitle and volume.
4
To make the screen disappear, press the DISPLAY
button again.
• What is a Chapter?
Each Title on a DVD can be divided into chapters (similar to tracks on an audio CD).
•What is a Title?
A DVD may contain several different titles. For example, if a disc contains four different movies, each might
be considered a title.
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D V D O P E R AT I O N
When Playing a CD/VCD
1
During playback, press
the DISPLAY button.
Current track number,
elapsed time and volume
control will be displayed.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select a track.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons or Number buttons
to enter a different track
number, then press the
< VCD >
ENTER button.
< CD >
3
To enter the time from
which you want to start,
press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select, then
press the Number buttons
to enter the time.
Press the ENTER button.
< VCD >
To change the value of the
volume, use the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
< CD >
4
To make the screen disappear, press the DISPLAY
button again.
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Repeat Play
Repeat the current track, chapter, title, a chosen section (A-B), or all of the disc.
1
Press the REPEAT button.
Repeat screen appears.
2
Select Chapter, Title or A-B
pressing the LEFT/RIGHT
œ√ buttons.
Press the ENTER button
A-B Repeat
ΠPress the REPEAT button. Select A-B on screen with
œ√ buttons.
the LEFT/RIGHTœ
´ Press the ENTER button at the point where you want
the repeat play to start (A).
The B is automatically highlighted.
ˇ Press the ENTER button at the point where you want
the repeat play to stop (B).
¨ The A-B Repeat that you set plays until you turn
Repeat off.
3
Off
Chapter
Title
A-B
To return to normal playback, press the REPEAT
button.
œ√
Press the LEFT/RIGHTœ
buttons to select “Off”,
then press the ENTER button.
Note
• DVD repeats playback by chapter or title, CD and VCD
repeat playback by disc or track.
• Depending on the disc, the Repeat function may not
work.
• If the title or track is completed before marking the
end (B), the end of title or track becomes B automatically.
• When in VCD 2.0 mode (Menu On mode), this function does not work.
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D V D O P E R AT I O N
Program Play and Random Play
Program Playback
1
Press the PROGRAM button.
▼
Depending on the disc, the
Program and Random Playback
function may not work.
When in VCD 2.0 mode (Menu On
mode), these functions do not work.
To resume normal playback, press
the CLEAR button.
2
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to select “PROGRAM”.
Press the ENTER button.
3
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to select the first
chapter (or track) to add to
the program.
Press the ENTER button.
The selection numbers
appear in the Program
Order box.
4
Press the PLAY/PAUSE
(
) button.
The disc will be played
back in programmed order.
Random Playback
1
Press the PROGRAM button.
2
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to select “RANDOM”.
Press the ENTER button.
The disc will be played
back in random order.
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< DVD >
D V D O P E R AT I O N
Using the Disc View Function (VCD)
Track View/Index View
Displays the beginning view of each track and the track number (Track View).
Displays the equally divided 9 views of the current playing track (Index View).
1
During playback, press
the TOP MENU button.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Track
View” or “Index View”.
Press the ENTER button.
When pressing the TOP MENU
button with a DVD; the disc’s TITLE
MENU function comes up. A disc
must have at least two titles for the
TITLE MENU function to work.
When pressing the TOP MENU button with a CD; the unit enters the
INTRO mode. INTRO lets you listen
to the beginning of each track for
about 10 seconds.
▼
3
Select the desired view by
pressing the UP/DOWN▲▼
or LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
Press the ENTER button.
< Track View >
< Index View >
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D V D O P E R AT I O N
Selecting the Audio Language
Using the AUDIO Button
You can select a desired language quickly and easily with the AUDIO button.
1
Press the AUDIO button.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select the
desired language on a
DVD.
The audio languages are
represented by abbreviations.
This function depends on what
languages are encoded on the disc
and may not work with all DVDs.
A DVD disc can contain up to 8
audio languages.
How to have the same audio language come up whenever you play
back a DVD:
Refer to “Using the DVD SETUP
Button (When in the DVD mode)”
on page 4.10.
▼
3
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select Stereo,
Right or Left (On VCD/CD).
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Using the DVD SETUP Button (When in the DVD mode)
1
Press the DVD SETUP button.
2
The SETUP MENU is displayed.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Audio”.
Press the ENTER button.
Select “Original” if you want the
default soundtrack language to be
the original language the disc is
recorded in.
▼
3
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select appropriate language, then press
the ENTER button.
If the selected language is not
recorded on the disc, the original
pre-recorded language is selected.
4
Press the RETURN button
to exit.
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D V D O P E R AT I O N
Selecting the Subtitle Language
Using the SUBTITLE button
You can select a desired subtitle quickly and easily with the SUBTITLE button.
1
Press the SUBTITLE button.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select the
desired subtitle language.
The subtitle languages are
represented by abbreviations.
This function depends on what
languages are encoded on the disc
and may not work with all DVDs.
A DVD disc can contain up to 32
subtitle languages.
How to have the same subtitle language come up whenever you play
back a DVD:
Refer to “Using the DVD SETUP
Button (When in the DVD mode)”
on page 4.12.
▼
3
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to determine
whether or not the subtitle
will be displayed.
Initially, the subtitling will
not appear on screen. The
subtitle languages are represented by abbreviations.
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Using the DVD SETUP Button (When in the DVD mode)
1
Press the DVD SETUP button.
2
The SETUP MENU is displayed.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Subtitle”.
Press the ENTER button.
Select “Automatic” if you want
the subtitle language to be the same
as the language selected as the audio
preference.
▼
3
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select the appropriate language, then press
the ENTER button.
If the selected language is not
recorded on the disc, the original
pre-recorded language is selected.
4
Press the RETURN button
to exit.
Using the Master Volume Control Function
Press the DISPLAY button,
then press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select master volume control.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to select a suitable
volume.
• Master Volume Control function lets you adjust the volume of the player’s output.
This is useful for matching the player’s output level to other equipment in your system.
• Volume control is only operative when using the Analog Audio outputs.
• There are up to 64 levels. Lowering each level reduces the audio level by 0.5dB.
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D V D O P E R AT I O N
Changing the Camera Angle
When a DVD contains multiple angles of a particular scene, you can select the Angle
function.
Using the ANGLE button
Press the ANGLE button to see if an ANGLE (
hand corner of the screen.
) mark is present at the upper right
1
When an ANGLE mark is
shown, press the ANGLE
button, then an ANGLE
select icon will appear at
the upper left hand corner
of the screen.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select the
desired screen angle,then
press the ENTER button.
To turn off the display,
press the ANGLE button
again.
Using the Zoom Function (DVD/VCD)
1
During playback or pause
mode, press the ZOOM button on the remote. A square
will be displayed on screen.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼ or
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons to
select the part of the
screen you want to zoom.
Press the ENTER button.
• During DVD playback, press the ENTER button to zoom in 2X/4X/2X in order.
• During VCD playback, press the ENTER button to zoom in 2X.
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Using the Bookmark Function
The Bookmark function lets you select parts of a DVD or VCD (MENU OFF mode) so
that you can quickly find the section at a later time.
Using the Bookmark Function (DVD/VCD)
1
During playback, press the
BOOKMARK button.
A marker will be displayed.
2
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to move to the
desired bookmark icon.
3
When you reach the scene
you want to mark, press the
ENTER button.
The icon will change to a
number (1, 2, or 3).
Press the BOOKMARK button to turn off the display.
Recalling a Marked Scene
1
During playback, press the
BOOKMARK button.
A marker will be displayed.
2
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to select a marked
scene.
3
Press the PLAY/PAUSE
(
) button to skip to the
marked scene.
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D V D O P E R AT I O N
Clearing a Bookmark
1
During playback, press the
BOOKMARK button.
A marker will be displayed.
2
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to select the bookmark number you want to
delete.
3
Press the CLEAR button to
delete a bookmark number.
Press the BOOKMARK button to turn off display.
• Up to three scenes may be marked at the same time.
• When in VCD 2.0 mode (Menu On mode), this function does not work.
• Depending on the disc, the Bookmark function may not work.
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MP3 Play
When an MP3 Disc is inserted into the DVD player, the first song file of the first folder
plays.
MP3 Play Function
1
Press STOP to stop playback of the first song file,
then press RETURN to display the music folder menu
on the right side of the
screen. Up to 8 music folders can be displayed at a
time. If you have more than
8 folders on a disc, press
the LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons to bring them up on
the screen.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select the
desired music folder, then
press ENTER. Press the
UP/DOWN▲▼ buttons
again to select a song file.
Press ENTER to begin
playback of the song file.
Program/Random playback
1
Press the PROGRAM button
to switch between the
RANDOM and PROGRAM
modes. See page 4.7 for
more information on these
modes.
Notes:
• A musical note is displayed next to the file currently playing.
• Press the REPEAT button to hear only music continuously and press it once again to
release.
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D V D O P E R AT I O N
CD-R MP3 discs
In the case of CD-R MP3 discs, please follow all the recommendations for CD-R above,
plus the comments below:
• Your MP3 files should be ISO 9660 or JOLIET format.
ISO 9660 format and Joliet MP3 files are compatible with Microsoft's DOS and Windows, and
with Apple's Mac. These two formats are the most widely used.
• When naming your MP3 files do not exceed 8 characters, and place ".mp3" as the file
extension.
General name format of: Title.mp3. When composing your title, make sure that you use 8
characters or less, have no spaces in the name, and avoid the use of special characters including: (.,/,\,=,+).
• Use a decompression transfer rate of at least 128 kb/sec (kilobytes/second) when
recording MP3 files.
Sound quality with MP3 files basically depends on the rate of compression/decompression
you choose. Getting audio CD quality sound requires an analog/digital sampling rate, that is
conversion to MP3 format, of at least 128 kb/sec and up to 160 kb/sec. However, choosing
higher rates, like 192 kb/sec or more, only rarely give better sound quality. Conversely, files
with sampling rates below 128 kb/sec will not be played properly.
• Do not try recording copyright protected MP3 files.
Certain "securized" files are encrypted and code protected to prevent illegal copying. These
files are of the following types: Windows MediaTM (registered trade mark of Microsoft Inc) and
SDMIM (registered trade mark of The SDMI Foundation). You cannot copy such files.
• Your DVD player only accepts one level of file directory.
Consequently you must choose:
- either to save all your MP3 recording files at the root of the disc;
- and/or create folders in the directory for each artist or music type (e.g.classical, rock, jazz,
etc)
• Important:
The above recommendations cannot be taken as a guarantee that the DVD player will play
MP3 recordings, or as an assurance of sound quality. You should note that certain technologies and methods for MP3 file recording on CD-Rs prevent optimal playback of these files on
your DVD player (degraded sound quality and in some cases, inability of the player to read
the files).
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Setting up the Language Features
If you set the player menu, disc menu, audio and subtitle language in advance, it will
come up automatically every time you watch a movie.
Using the Player Menu
Use the Player preference menu to select the language for the player’s on-screen displays.
1
Press the DVD SETUP button.
2
The SETUP MENU is displayed.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Player
Menu”. Press the ENTER
button.
3
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select the appropriate language, then press
the ENTER button.
4
Press the RETURN button
to exit.
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D V D O P E R AT I O N
Using the Disc Menu Language
Use the Menu preference menu to select the language you want a DVD’s disc menu to be
displayed in.
1
Press the DVD SETUP button.
2
The SETUP MENU is displayed.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Disc
Menu”. Press the ENTER
button.
If the selected language is not
recorded on the disc, the original
pre-recorded language is selected.
▼
3
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select the appropriate language, then press
the ENTER button.
4
Press the RETURN button
to exit.
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D V D O P E R AT I O N
Setting up the Parental Control
The Parental Control function works in conjunction with DVDs that have been assigned
a rating - which helps you control the types of DVDs that your family watches. There are
up to 8 rating levels on a disc.
1
Press the DVD SETUP button.
2
The SETUP MENU is displayed.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select
“Parental”. Press the
ENTER button.
3
Press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√
buttons to select “Yes” if
you want to use a password, then press the ENTER
button.
The Enter Password screen
appears.
4
Enter your password.
The Re-enter Password
screen appears to confirm
the password.
Enter you password again.
The Parental Control
screen appears.
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D V D O P E R AT I O N
5
About the Rating Level;
The Rating Level will work
only when use password is
set to “Yes”. To unlock the
player, press LEFT/RIGHT
œ√ buttons to select “No”.
ŒPress the UP/DOWN
▲▼ buttons to select
the “Rating Level”, then
press the ENTER button.
´Press the UP/DOWN
▲▼ buttons to select
the Level(e.g. Level 8),
then press the ENTER
button. Disc that contain
Level 7 will now not
play.
To cancel the rating level, press the LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons
button to select No in Use Password.
6
About Change Password;
ŒPress the
UP/DOWN▲▼ buttons
to select “Change
Password”. The Change
Password screen
appears.
´Enter your new password. Re-enter the new
password again.
7
Press the RETURN button
to exit.
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D V D O P E R AT I O N
Setting up the Audio Options
1
Press the DVD SETUP button.
2
The SETUP MENU is displayed.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Audio
Options”. Press the ENTER
button.
3
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select the
desired item, then press
the LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
4
Press the RETURN button
to exit.
• Digital output
PCM: Converts to PCM(2CH) 48kHz/16Bit audio. Select PCM when using the Analog Audio
Outputs.
Bitstream: Converts to Dolby Digital BITSTREAM - 5.1CH (if MPEG-2, 7.1CH). Select BITSTREAM when using the Digital Audio Output.
• DTS
On : Outputs DTS BITSTREAM via digital output only. Select DTS when connecting to a DTS
DECODER.
Off : Doesn’t output digital signal.
• Dynamic Compression
On : To select dynamic compression.
Off : To select the standard range.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential unpublished works. ©1992-1997 Dolby
Laboratories Inc. All rights reserved.
“DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
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D V D O P E R AT I O N
Setting up the Display Options
1
Press the DVD SETUP button.
2
The SETUP MENU is displayed.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select “Display
Options”. Press the ENTER
button.
3
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select the
desired item, then press
the LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons.
4
Press the RETURN button
to exit.
• TV Aspect
4:3 Letter Box : Select when you want to see the total 16:9 ratio screen DVD supplies, even
though you have a TV with a 4:3 ratio screen. Black bars will appear at the top
and bottom of the screen.
4:3 Pan Scan : Select this for conventional size TVs when you want to see the central portion
of the 16:9 screen. (Extreme left and right side of movie picture will be cut off.)
16:9 Wide :
You can view the full 16:9 picture on your widescreen TV.
• Still Mode
Field :
Select this feature when the screen shakes in the Auto mode.
Frame :
Select this feature when you want to see small letters more clearly in the Auto
mode.
Auto :
When selecting Auto, Field/Frame mode will be automatically converted.
• Screen Messages
Use to turn on-screen messages on or off.
• Black Level
Adjusts the brightness of the screen.(On/Off)
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Chapter Five
V C R O P E R AT I O N
In this chapter, you will learn how to play a video cassette tape, how to use the time
counter and memory stop features, and how to record a program as you are watching TV.
Inserting and Ejecting a Video Cassette
Tape
To insert a video cassette tape,
Hold the video cassette
tape window-side up with
the arrow pointing away
from you.
Gently push the tape
through the compartment
door until you feel the VCR
pull it.
The VCR loads the tape
automatically.
Use only video tapes labeled “VHS.”
European PAL VHS video tapes and
S-VHS pre-recorded tapes aren’t
compatible with this unit. Choose
brand name, high quality tapes for
best results.
If the power is off when you
insert a tape, the TV turns on automatically.
▼
2
Don’t try to insert a tape upside
down or backwards.
▼
1
If the safety tab of your video tape
has been removed, the tape begins to
play automatically. You don’t have to
press PLAY. For more information on
the safety tab, see page A.3.
To eject a video cassette tape,
Press the STOP( ) button to stop playing the
tape.
Press the STOP/EJECT
button on the front control
to eject the tape.
After ejecting a tape, you should
remove it completely from the
compartment and turn off the VCR.
▼
2
When you’re finished playing a
pre-recorded video tape, it’s best to
rewind it to the beginning and
remove it from the VCR to protect it
from wear and tear.
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1
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5.1
V C R O P E R AT I O N
Playing a Pre-Recorded Video Cassette Tape
Playing the Tape
For information on inserting a
video tape, see page 5.1.
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1
Insert the video cassette
tape.
2
If the tape doesn’t begin
to play automatically,
press the PLAY/PAUSE
(
) button.
Pausing
While a tape is playing,
press the PLAY/PAUSE
(
) button when you
want to interrupt play.
The tape pauses
temporarily.
2
Press the PLAY/PAUSE
(
) button to resume
playing the tape.
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The VCR does not play sound
while a video tape is paused.
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1
See “Using Automatic Tracking” on
the next page.
If the tape is still paused after five
minutes, the TV/VCR automatically
play the tape and switches to the TV
mode to protect the video heads
from excessive wear.
V C R O P E R AT I O N
Using Picture Search
Picture search lets you quickly search a pre-recorded video tape for a particular scene.
▼
For information on inserting
and playing a tape, see pages 5.1 and
5.2.
1
While playing a tape,
press and release the
FWD(
) or REW(
button.
)
The images from the tape
are displayed on the
screen at a high speed.
2
When you find the scene
you want, press and
release the FWD(
) or
REW(
) button again
to resume playing the tape
at regular speed.
There’s no sound while you search
for a picture at high speeds.
There may be some horizontal
streaks on the screen while you
search.
This technique is good if you’re
searching through only a small
amount of tape. If you want to
search through a large amount of
tape, stop the tape before pressing
FF or REW.
Using Automatic Tracking
Automatic tracking adjusts a video tape’s tracking automatically in just a few seconds.
For information on inserting
and playing a tape, see pages 5.1 and
5.2.
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1
Insert and play a video
cassette tape.
The tracking display will appear the
first time a tape is played after being
placed in the VCR, when there is a
change in tape speed, or when you
press the TRK buttons.
2
These two buttons can also be
used to do vertical lock control.
If automatic tracking
doesn’t remove the
streaks from the picture,
press and hold the TRK +
or TRK – button until the
streaks disappear.
▼
As soon as the tape
begins to play, the VCR
begins automatic tracking.
Vertical Lock Control
To reduce vertical jitter of the image
in STD.L mode.
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5.3
V C R O P E R AT I O N
Using the Time Counter
The time counter allows you to keep track of how much time (in hours, minutes, and
seconds) has elapsed on the video tape you’re watching. The counter can also be useful
if you want to find a specific point on a pre-recorded tape.
While a tape is playing,
press the DISPLAY button
twice.
For information on inserting
and playing tapes, see pages 5.1 and
5.2.
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1
▼
The counter displays time only
for recorded sections of tape. Blank
tapes or blank sections of tapes do
not affect the counter display.
2
The time counter appears
in the upper left corner of
the screen.
The VCR automatically resets
the counter to “00:00:00” when you
eject a tape.
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3
Press the CLEAR button to
set the counter to
“00:00:00.”
4
Press the DISPLAY button
twice again to remove the
time counter from the
screen.
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V C R O P E R AT I O N
Using Memory Stop
Memory stop makes it easy for you to find a particular scene in a video tape. The VCR
automatically stops rewinding or fast forwarding when the memory counter is at
“00:00:00,” so you simply need to mark the desired scene as “00:00:00.”
Then, you’ll be able to search for that place the next time you watch the tape.
While playing a tape,
when you reach the scene
you want, press the DISPLAY button twice.
For information on inserting
and playing a tape, see pages 5.1 and
5.2.
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1
2
The time counter appears
in the upper left corner of
the screen.
3
Press the CLEAR button to
reset the timer to
“00:00:00.”
4
Press DISPLAY again to
enter the scene into memory.
If you want to remove the time
counter memory from the screen and
cancel the memory stop feature, just
press the DISPLAY button again.
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5
The letter “M” appears
beside the time counter.
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5.5
V C R O P E R AT I O N
To return to the scene you marked,
For this feature to work, the
time counter and the letter “M” must
still be on the screen. If this isn’t the
case, press the DISPLAY button until
the time counter and the letter “M”
are both on the screen.
▼
1
Press the STOP(
ton.
) but-
2
Press the FWD(
) or
REW(
) button to
return to the scene you
marked.
The VCR stops the tape
when the counter reaches
“00:00:00M.”
3
Press the PLAY/PAUSE
(
) button.
to view the scene again.
Using P.PLUS
Press P.PLUS to compensate for a poor rental tape.
1
Insert a tape and press
the PLAY/PAUSE (
)
button.
If the tape is ejected and reinserted, the Picture Plus feature will
be Off.
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2
Press the P.PLUS button,
and “Picture plus Off”
appears on the screen.
Press the P.PLUS button
again to turn to “Picture
plus On”. The Picture Plus
functions only when a
tape is being played.
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V C R O P E R AT I O N
Recording TV Programs As You Watch
Recording
With your VCR turned on,
and with a tape in the unit,
press the SP/SLP button.
For information on inserting a
video tape, see page 5.1.
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1
Be sure the record safety tab is in
place. For information on the record
safety tab, see page A.2.
The tape speed appears in
the the screen.
Press the SP/SLP button
repeatedly until the speed
you want (SLP or SP)
appears.
Select the TV channel you
want by pressing the CH
▲ or CH ▼ button or by
using the number buttons.
If you are using the number
buttons to select the channel, press 0
before a single-digit channel number.
For example, to select channel 5,
press 0, 5.
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3
SP (Standard Play) is the most
common speed for recording.
For more information on tape
speeds, see page A.2.
▼
2
4
Press the REC button.
The record indicator on
the control panel
illuminates and the VCR
begins recording.
Notes:
• The VCR automatically stops recording and rewinds when it reaches the end of the tape.
• Press the STOP button at any time to stop recording.
• We don’t recommend changing tape speeds while a recording is in progress. Doing so may
cause distortion of the picture during playback.
• When you’re finished recording, rewind the tape to the beginning and remove it from the
VCR to protect the tape.
• When pressing the REC button on the front panel during DVD playback, the DVD will be
recorded on the VCR tape. If your DVD title has been equipped with a Copy Protect technology, it can't be recorded on the VCR tape.
• You can play a DVD by switching into the DVD mode during channel recording.
• You can't play a DVD by switching into DVD mode during A/V recording.
• Mode Switching doesn't operate during recording in DVD mode.
CHAPTER FIVE: VCR OPERATION
5.7
V C R O P E R AT I O N
Editing While Recording
You can edit while recording, selecting only those scenes you want to record from the
current television program. This is especially helpful if you want to record a program
without the commercials.
For information on recording,
see page 5.6.
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1
Be sure you have begun
recording and that the
record indicator light on
the front panel is
illuminated.
Press the PLAY/PAUSE
(
) button on the front
panel to temporarily stop
recording.
3
To resume recording,
press the REC button on
the front panel or remote
control again.
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CHAPTER FIVE: VCR OPERATION
After ten minutes in the pause
mode, the VCR automatically stops
the tape and switches to TV mode to
protect the video heads from excessive wear. If this happens, press REC
to resume recording.
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2
V C R O P E R AT I O N
Using Advanced Recording Features
Using One-Touch Recording
One-touch recording (OTR) lets you record television programs with the touch of a
button. You can even program the length of time (up to four hours) that you want to
record.
Insert a video cassette
tape, set the tape speed,
and select the channel
you want to record.
For information, see “Recording
Programs As You Watch” on page 5.7
▼
1
The VCR won’t record on a video
cassette tape if the record safety tab
on the tape has been removed. For
information on the record safety tab,
see page A.3.
2
Press the REC button
repeatedly until the time
you want appears.
The VCR begins recording.
Your recording time options are: 30 minutes, 1 hour, 1 hour and 30 minutes, 2 hours, 3
hours, or 4 hours.
You can increase the length of time you want to record at any time during the recording
process by pressing the REC button again and choosing additional time.
If you want to stop recording before the time is up, press the REC button until the OTR
display shows “0:00.” The recording stops after a few seconds. Or, press the POWER
button on the front panel, then immediately press the STOP/EJECT button.
Note: In DVD mode, the OTR function doesn't operate with the REC button on the
front panel. A normal recording only operates.
CHAPTER FIVE: VCR OPERATION
5.9
V C R O P E R AT I O N
Recording at a Later Time
You can set the built-in timer for unattended recording of up to eight different TV
programs. The timer can turn on the TV at the time you select, record for a selected
length of time, and then turn off the TV – all without you being there.
You can also choose to record a program one time, daily (every day, Monday through
Friday), or weekly (the same day every week.)
The clock must be set to the correct time and date before you program the timer. For more information on setting the clock, see page
3.19 and 3.20.
▼
1
Press the MENU button.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
button to select “VCR
Setup”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ button.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
button to select “Timer
Record”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ button.
3
Press the RIGHT √ button.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select the
channel you want to
record.
4
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
button to select “START”.
Press the RIGHT √ button.
The Starting hour will
select.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select the hour
when you want to begin
recording.
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CHAPTER FIVE: VCR OPERATION
V C R O P E R AT I O N
The VCR automatically selects
am or pm for the starting time.
▼
5
Press the RIGHT √ button,
then press the
UP/DOWN▲▼ buttons to
select the minute when
you want to begin recording.
6
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
button to select “END”.
Press the RIGHT √ button.
The ending hour will
select.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select the hour
when you want to end
recording.
▼
The VCR automatically selects
am or pm for the ending time.
7
Press the RIGHT √ button,
then press the
UP/DOWN▲▼ buttons to
select the minute when
you want to end recording.
8
Press the RIGHT √ button.
The month will select.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
buttons to select the
month when you want to
begin recording.
If you enter two program times
that overlap, a program overlap
warning appears on the TV screen,
along with instructions for fixing the
overlap.
The REC indicator on the front
panel of the VCR is lit when program times are stored.
▼
9
Press the RIGHT √ button,
then press the
UP/DOWN▲▼ buttons to
select the day when you
want to begin recording.
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5.11
V C R O P E R AT I O N
For more information on
selecting tape speeds, see pages 5.6,
5.7, and A.2.
▼
10
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
button to select “SPEED”,
then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ buttons
to select speed at which
you want to record.
11
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
button to select “Mode”,
then press the
UP/DOWN▲▼ buttons to
select “Once”, “Wkly”, or
“Daly”.
Press the MENU button to
exit the menu system and
return to normal viewing.
13
Press the POWER button
to turn off the VCR.
To enter additional program
recording times, repeat steps 1-11.
▼
12
If you enter two program times that
overlap, a program overlap warning
appears on the TV screen, along with
instructions for fixing the overlap.
The timer indicator on the front panel
of the TV illuminates when program
times have been stored.
The TV should be turned off to
record the programs you’ve chosen.
IMPORTANT:
• The TV should be off to record the programs you’ve chosen. But, if you are recording
a channel that comes through a cable box, be sure to leave the cable box turned on
and tuned to the channel you want to record.
• When a timer recording is in progress, there is no picture on the monitor because the
power is off. If you want to watch the channel while it's being recorded, press POWER
on the remote control only.
• One-time timer programs clear from memory automatically when the recording is
finished. Daily and weekly programs remain in the timer until you remove them.
If power to the TV is interrupted,timer program will be removed from memory.
The clock and calendar, however, must be reset.
5.12
CHAPTER FIVE: VCR OPERATION
V C R O P E R AT I O N
Using Program Review
Program Review allows you to review all of the programmed recordings currently stored
in the VCR’s memory and to remove a programmed recording quickly and easily.
1
Press the MENU button.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
button to select “VCR
Setup”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ button.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
button to select “Program
Review”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ button.
Program Review is only available
if you have programmed your VCR
to record at a later time.
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2
The information for the
first program appears on
the screen.
To see the information for
the program number,
press the RIGHT √ button.
If you want to remove a
program from memory,
press the CLEAR button
when the program you
want to erase appears on
the screen. That program
is erased from memory.
Press the MENU button to
exit.
The VCR is equipped with
a program memory backup that
saves all the timer program information if the power to the VCR is
interrupted. If the unit has been
without power, all of the timer program information will be disabled,
until you reset the clock. When the
clock is reset, the programs will be
restored.
▼
4
If you’re recording through a
cable box, the Program Review
screen displays the output channel of
the cable box as the channel number
to be recorded.
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3
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5.13
V C R O P E R AT I O N
Using True Repeat
You can set your VCR to automatically repeat a tape or a section of tape. When you use
True Repeat, your VCR will play until it reaches the end of a tape. Then, it will rewind to
the beginning of the tape and begin playing again.
Press the MENU button.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
button to select “VCR
Setup”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ button.
For information on viewing the
main menu, see page 3.1. For
information on viewing the VCR
setup menu, see page 5.10.
▼
1
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
button to select “Ture
Repeat”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ button to
select “On”.
Press MENU to return to
normal viewing.
Insert and play a
pre-recorded video
cassette tape.
The VCR will play the tape
until it reaches a the end
of the tape. Then, the VCR
will stop the tape, rewind
it to the beginning, and
begin playing again.
4
Press the STOP button to
end the repeat.
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CHAPTER FIVE: VCR OPERATION
For information on inserting and
playing a tape, see pages 5.1 and 5.2.
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3
If the VCR reaches an unrecorded section of tape before it reaches the end,
it will search forward and check the
tape again. If it finds a recorded section of tape, it will begin playing.
If the tape is still blank, it will continue to search forward, until it reaches
the end of the tape.
V C R O P E R AT I O N
Using Block Repeat
Block repeat allows you to repeat a section of tape that you select. You can repeat this
section of tape (the “block”) from one to ten times, or endlessly.
Press the MENU button.
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
button to select “VCR
Setup”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ button.
For information on viewing the
menu, see page 3.1. For information
on viewing the VCR setup menu, see
page 5.10.
▼
1
You can choose to have your “block”
repeat from one to ten times, or
endlessly.
2
Press the UP/DOWN▲▼
button to select “Block
Repeat”, then press the
LEFT/RIGHT œ√ button to
select the number of times
you want your “block” to
repeat.
Press the MENU button to
return to normal viewing.
For information on inserting and
playing a tape, see pages 5.1 and 5.2.
▼
3
Insert and play a
pre-recorded video
cassette tape.
Press the REPEAT button
at the beginning of the
“block” you want to
repeat.
When you reach the end
of the “block,” press the
REPEAT button again.
The VCR will rewind the tape to beginning of the block and
repeat it.
The VCR will repeat the block as many times as the number
you set in step 2.
The word “Repeat” will appear on
the screen.
▼
5
“Repeat” section should be set up
at a minimum five-second interval.
▼
4
To stop block repeat, press the STOP,
or POWER buttons. You can also cancel block repeat by fast
forwarding or rewinding to a point
outside the “block.”
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5.15
V C R O P E R AT I O N
Using the HiFi Stereo
You can record or listen to a program in HiFi stereo.
Selecting the HiFi Mode
▼
HiFi: High Fiedlity which produces better sound than standard
stereo VCR.
1
Insert the video cassette
tape.
If the tape doesn’t begin
to play automatically,
press the PLAY/PAUSE
(
) button.
2
Press the MTS button
repeatedly to select
“Mono,” “Stereo”, “L” or
“R”.
MTS Recording / Monitor Mode
Type of broad
Normal audio
Display on
Stereo/SAP
the TV screen
Selection
L-channel
R-channel
track
None
Invalid
Mono
Mono
Mono
Stereo broadcast
Stereo
Invalid
L
R
L+R
Bilingual broadcast
SAP
Stereo
Stereo & Bilingual
Stereo
broadcast
SAP
SAP
Regular
Hi-Fi audio tack (2-channel)
(Normal audio)
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Main audio program Main audio program
Main audio program
SAP
Sub audio program
Sub audio program
Sub audio progrma
Stereo
L
R
L+R
Sub audio program
Sub audio program
Sub audio program
V C R O P E R AT I O N
Video Dubbing
You can make a copy of another video cassette tape. This is called “dubbing.” To dub,
you need:
• your VCR,
• a separate VCR (or camcorder), and
• two A/V cables with connectors. (You can find these at most electronics supply
stores.)
We recommend that you play the pre-recorded tape in the separate VCR (or camcorder)
and record on your TV.
Making the Connections
Attach one end of the first
cable to the VIDEO/AUDIO
OUT connector of the
playback VCR (or
camcorder) and the other
end to the VIDEO/AUDIO
IN connector of the TV.
CHAPTER FIVE: VCR OPERATION
5.17
V C R O P E R AT I O N
Video Dubbing
Important Warning: One Federal
Court has held that unauthorized
recording of copyrighted TV
programs may be an infringement of
copyright laws.
▼
1
Insert the video cassette
tape you want to copy into
the playback VCR (or camcorder).
POWER REC
/TIMER
POWER
STOP/EJECT
REW
PLAY
FF
REC
CHANNEL
VOLUME
2
Insert a blank video tape
(or any video tape with the
record safety tab intact)
into the recording VCR.
TheVCR will be recording from
the incoming line rather than from the
normal broadcast signal.
▼
3
Press the INPUT button on
the remote control of the
recording VCR.
The words “AV” appear in
the upper left corner of
the TV screen.
4
To begin recording, simultaneously press the REC button on
the recording TV’s remote control and the PLAY/PAUSE
(
) button. on the playback VCR (or camcorder).
5
When you are finished, press the STOP( ) button on both
the VCR (or camcorder) and the TV to stop recording.
6
Press the INPUT button to
return to normal TV viewing.
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“AV” will remain on-screen until the
PLAY button is pressed on the
playback VCR.
V C R O P E R AT I O N
Using Special Playback Features
Your VCR provides you with special features that are available when you are playing a
tape. These features are Frame Advance, and Slow Motion.
Frame Advance
Frame Advance allows you to watch a tape frame-by-frame.
1
While a tape is playing,
press the PLAY/PAUSE
(
) button on the
remote.
If the picture jitters, press
the TRK +,- button.
2
Press the F.ADV button
repeatedly to move forward frame-by-frame. Do
not hold the button down.
Press the PLAY/PAUSE
(
) button to resume
normal playback.
Slow motion
You can watch a tape at various slow-motion speeds.
1
While a tape is playing,
press the SLOW + or
SLOW – button on the
remote.
If the picture is jittery or
shows noise, try using the
TRK buttons to clear the
picture.
2
Press the SLOW + or
SLOW – button to adjust
the slow motion speed
between 1/5 and 1/60 normal speed.
Press the PLAY/PAUSE
(
) button to resume
normal play.
There is no sound during
slow motion.
It is normal to occasionally see
some streaks or jitter during slow
motion play.
If slow motion continues for more
than five minutes, the VCR may play
automatically to protect the tape and
video heads.
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3
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5.19
Chapter Six
TROUBLESHOOTING
If the TV seems to have a problem, first try this list of possible problems and solutions.
If none of these troubleshooting tips apply, then call your nearest service center.
Identifying TV Problems
6.1
Problem
Possible Solution
Poor picture
Try another channel.
Adjust the antenna.
Check all wire connections.
Poor sound quality
Try another channel.
Adjust the antenna.
No picture or sound
Try another channel.
Press the TV/VIDEO button.
Make sure the TV is plugged in.
Check the antenna connections.
No color, wrong colors or tints.
Make sure the program is broadcast in color.
Adjust the picture settings.
If the set is moved or turned in a different direction,
the power should be OFF for at least 30 minutes.
Picture rolls vertically.
Adjust the antenna.
Check all wire connections.
The TV operates erratically
Unplug the TV for 30 seconds, then try operating it
again.
The TV won’t turn on.
Make sure the wall outlet is working.
Disc does not play.
Ensure that the disc is installed with the label side
facing up.
Check the region number of the DVD.
This player cannot play CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs,
CD-R, etc. Insert a DVD, a VIDEO-CD or a CD.
5.1 channel sound is not being
reproduced.
5.1 channel sound is reproduced only when the following conditions are met. :
1) The DVD player is connected with the proper
amplifier.
2) The disc is recorded with 5.1 channel sound.
•Check whether the disc being played has the
“Dolby 5.1 ch” mark on the outside.
•Check if your audio system is connected and
working properly.
CHAPTER SIX: TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
Identifying DVD Problems
Problem
Possible Solution
Disc does not play.
Ensure that the disc is installed with the label side
facing up.
Check the region number of the DVD.
This player cannot play CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs,
CD-R, etc. Insert a DVD, a VIDEO-CD or a CD.
5.1 channel sound is not being
reproduced.
5.1 channel sound is reproduced only when the following conditions are met. :
1) The DVD player is connected with the proper
amplifier.
2) The disc is recorded with 5.1 channel sound.
•Check whether the disc being played has the
“Dolby 5.1 ch” mark on the outside.
•Check if your audio system is connected and
working properly.
The
The features or action cannot be completed at this
time because :
1) The DVD’s software restricts it.
2) The DVD’s software doesn’t support the feature
(e.g., angles).
3) The feature is not available at the moment.
4) You’ve requested a title or chapter number or
search time that is out of range.
icon appears on screen.
Disc Menu doesn’t appear.
Check if the disc has a Menu.
Playback mode differs from the
Setup Menu selection.
Some of the functions selected in the Setup Menu
may not work properly if the disc is not encoded
with the corresponding function.
The screen ratio can not be
changed.
The Screen Ratio is fixed on your DVDs.
No audio.
Make sure you have selected the correct Digital
Output in the Audio Options Menu.
If you experience other problems.
Go to the contents and find the section of the
instruction book that contains the explanations
regarding the current problem, and follow the procedure once again.
If the problem still cannot be solved, please contact
your nearest authorized service center.
CHAPTER SIX: TROUBLESHOOTING
6.2
TROUBLESHOOTING
Identifying VCR Problems
6.3
Problem
Possible Solution
Unit won’t turn on.
Make sure the unit is plugged into a working wall
outlet.
Press the POWER button.
Unit won’t take video tape
Make sure the tape is window-side up with the
arrow pointing away from you.
Make sure there is no other tape in the compartment.
Unit didn’t record a program.
Make sure the antenna or cable is connected and
that the TV/VCR is receiving the broadcast signal.
Make sure the record safety tab is intact.
Unit didn’t record a timer
program.
Make sure the unit was turned off.
Check the programmed start and stop times.
Make sure the time is set correctly.
There is no picture, the picture is
distorted during video tape playback, or there is noise or
streaks in the picture.
Adjust the tracking.
Clean the video heads.
Make sure there has been a recording on the tape.
You can’t receive regular
broadcasts.
Check the antenna or cable connections.
Rewind command doesn’t work.
Make sure the VCR is not in pause mode.
Make sure the tape hasn’t already been rewound.
Fast forward command doesn’t
work.
Make sure the VCR is not in pause mode.
Make sure the tape hasn’t already been forwarded.
Picture is streaked during pause
mode.
This is normal for SP and LP recordings.
CHAPTER SIX: TROUBLESHOOTING
APPENDIX
Cleaning and Maintaining Your 3Way
Combination Unit
With proper care, your 3way combination unit will give you many years of service.
Please follow these guidelines to get the maximum performance from your 3way combination.
Placement
• Do not place the 3way combination near extremely hot, cold, humid or dusty places.
• Do not place the 3way combination near appliances with electric motors that create
magnetic fields, such as vacuum cleaners.
• Keep the ventilation openings clear; do not place the 3way combination on a soft surface, such as cloth or paper.
• Place the 3way combination in a vertical position only.
Liquids
• Do not handle liquids near or on the 3way combination. Liquids that spill into it can
cause serious damage.
Cabinet
• Never open the cabinet or touch the parts inside.
• Wipe your 3way combination with a clean, dry cloth. Never use water, cleaning fluids, wax, or chemicals.
• Do not put heavy objects on top of the cabinet.
Temperature
• If your 3way combination is suddenly moved from a cold to a warm place, unplug
the power cord, and allow at least two hours for moisture that may have formed
inside the unit to dry completely.
Using Your 3Way Combination Unit in
Another Country
If you plan to take your 3way combination with you to a foreign country, please be
aware of the different television systems that are in use around the world. A 3way combination designed for one system may not work properly with another system due to differences in the 3way combination channel frequencies
APPENDIX
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APPENDIX
Learning About Video Cassette Tapes
Choosing the Proper Tapes
Use only video cassette tapes marked VHS with this VCR. Choose good quality tapes for
best results.
Caring for Video Cassette Tapes
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Keep the tapes away from direct sunlight, heat or extreme cold.
Insert tapes with the window side up and the arrow pointing away from you.
Do not subject tapes to violent vibrations or shocks.
Never try to take apart or splice a video tape.
Do not open the cassette, touch the tape, or put anything inside the video tape
cartridge.
• Read the instructions supplied with a video tape
Choosing the Correct Recording Speed
Your VCR is equipped with variable tape speed. You can play or record a tape at:
• SP (Standard Play)—the fastest speed,
• SLP (Super Long Play)—the slowest speed.
When you are playing a tape, your VCR automatically selects the proper speed, even if
segments of the tape have been recorded at a different speed.
When you are recording, the slower the tape speed you use, the longer the tape runs and
the more program material it holds. SP provides the clearest record/playback picture, but
special effects such as still picture work best in the SLP mode.
Use this chart to determine which tape speed to select when you are recording:
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APPENDIX
TAPE
SP
SLP
T-60
1hr.
3hrs.
T-120
2hrs.
6hrs.
T-160
2hrs. 40 mins.
8hrs.
APPENDIX
Using the Record Safety Tab
Most video cassette tapes have a safety tab that prevents accidental erasure. The safety
tab is on the end of the tape opposite from where the arrow points.
The tab must be intact to
record. You can record over
and over on the same tape as
long as the tab is intact. If
you want to protect a tape
from accidental erasure,
break off the tab with a
screwdriver, as shown here.
If you wish to erase a recorded tape or to record on a cassette with the tab removed,
cover the hole with cellophane tape.
Sending Tapes to Another Country
Because various TV standards are used throughout the world, we recommend that you
check for compatibility before sending your tapes to a foreign country. Tapes made on
machines sold in the U.S.A. can be played back only on units that use the NTSC
television system.
Specifications
Model
Voltage
Frequency of Operation
Power Consumption
Dimension
Weight
CXM2785TP
AC 120V
60Hz
150 watts
758 x 504 x 638 mm : 29.84 x 19.84 x 25.12 inches
47.2 kg ; 104.06 lbs
APPENDIX
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