Audiovox Prestige 128-4243B User`s guide

Television
User’s Guide
Changing Entertainment. Again.
Please read this manual before
operating this product for the
first time.
TOCOM 15893060
Models: F27TF720, MR68TF720,
F32TF720, F36TF720
Important Information
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not expose
this product to rain or moisture.
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
"dangerous voltage" inside
the product that presents a
risk of electric shock or
personal injury.
This symbol indicates
important instructions
accompanying the product.
Caution: To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of
plug to wide slot, fully insert.
Attention: Pour éviter les chocs électriques, introduire
la lame la plus large de la fiche dans la borne
correspondante de la prise et pousser jusqú au fond.
Refer to the identification/rating label located on the
back panel of your product for its proper operating voltage.
FCC Regulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to this
equipment may void the user’s authority to operate it.
Caution: Using video games or any external accessory with fixed
images for extended periods of time can cause them to be
permanently imprinted on the picture tube (or projection TV
picture tubes). ALSO, some network/program logos, phone
numbers, etc. may cause similar damage. This damage is not
covered by your warranty.
Cable TV Installer: This reminder is provided to call your attention to
Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code (Section 54 of the Canadian
Electrical Code, Part 1) which 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.
NOM Requirements- Power Consumption: 120V ~ 60 Hz A.C. 128W
(models F27TF720 and MR68TF720), 142W (model F32TF720), 146W (model
F36TF720)
Product Registration
Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. Returning the card
allows us to contact you if needed.
Product Information
Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and record
the serial and model numbers in case you need them. These numbers are located on the product.
Model No. __________________________________________________________________________________________
Serial No. __________________________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date: ______________________________________________________________________________________
Dealer/Address/Phone: ______________________________________________________________________________
VCR Plus+, C3, PlusCode, G-LINK, and GUIDE Plus+ are trademarks of Gemstar Development Corporation.
The VCR Plus+ and GUIDE Plus+ systems are manufactured under license from Gemstar Development Corporation and VCR Index
Systems B.V., respectively.
THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC. AND GEMSTAR ARE NOT IN ANY WAY LIABLE FOR THE ACCURACY OF THE
PROGRAM INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM. IN NO EVENT SHALL THOMSON
MULTIMEDIA INC. OR GEMSTAR BE LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNT REPRESENTING LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF
BUSINESS, OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROVISION
OR USE OF ANY INFORMATION, EQUIPMENT, OR SERVICES RELATING TO THE GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM.
VCR required for recording.
Introduction
Key Features Overview
Your TV is equipped with features that will add to your TV viewing experience. The following
information summarizes a few of these features. Chapter 3 provides more information about the
rest of the TV’s features and how to use them.
On-screen Program Guide
Description: The GUIDE Plus+™ system is an on-screen interactive list of
programs and information that is built into your TV. You can scroll through the
guide to see what’s on and tune directly to that program from the guide. You
can also browse programs by category with the sort feature.
When you access the News feature, MSNBC appears in your video window if it’s
available through your TV.
One-Touch VCR Recording is another benefit of the GUIDE Plus+ system. You
don’t have to remember to program your VCR or use the menus in your VCR to
set up a recording.
Requirements:
•
Complete the on-screen interactive setup. You’ll find detailed instructions in
Chapter 1.
•
One-Touch VCR Recording: You must connect the G-LINK™ cable to the TV
and place one of the wands in front of the remote sensor on the VCR.
•
If you have a cable box, connect the G-LINK cable to the TV and place one
of the wands in front of the remote sensor on the cable box.
PIP (Picture-In-Picture)
Description: PIP lets you watch two channels at one time — one channel on
the main screen and the other in a smaller window.
Requirements: Press the PIP button to bring up the PIP window. Chapter 3 has
detailed instructions on how to use the PIP feature.
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Introduction
V-CHIP TV RATING LIMIT
V-Chip: Parental Controls
- - Content - -
Rating
TV-14
Status
View
D L S V FV
V V V V
^
Press ^/v to block programs with
this content for this rating.
D L S V FV
RATING
STATUS
B V V
TV-MA
View
V V V V
TV-14
View
V B V V
TV-PG
View
TV-G
View
V
TV-Y7
View
TV-Y
View
Requirements:
•
Set up the Parental Controls menu in the TV’s main menu (Chapter 3
has details).
•
The broadcasters must use the rating system when they send the program to
your TV in order for your TV to block the program.
Auto Tuning
CHANNEL
1
2
3
4
0
Description: You can block programs and movies by content, age-based
ratings, and/or movie ratings.
Description: Allows you to set up the TV to automatically tune to a specific
channel when you press a certain component (VCR, DVD player, etc.) button on
the remote.
Signal Type
Auto Channel Search
List and Labels
Auto Tuning
Exit
Requirements: Set up Auto Tuning in the TV’s menu system. (Chapter 3
has details).
Component (Y, PB, PR) Jacks
Y
R-AUDIO-L
PB
INPUT2
VIDEO
Description: When connecting a component with Y, PB, PR jacks to the TV,
provides optimum picture quality because the video is separated into three
signals.
Requirements: Use three video-grade cables for the connection. Make sure to
connect the left and right audio to the R-AUDIO-L INPUT2 jacks.
PR
VPORT Jack
Description: Allows you to connect an Xbox™ video game system or a
component, such as a DVD player, to the TV.
Requirements:
VPORT
•
When connecting an Xbox video game system to the TV, use only an Xbox
to VPORT cable (Chapter 1 has details).
•
When connecting a DVD player, for example, to the TV, use only the
Component video to VPORT cable. The DVD player must have Y, PB, PR
jacks (Chapter 1 has details).
“Xbox is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries.”
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Key Features Overview .................................................................................................... 1
On-screen Program Guide ......................................................................................... 1
PIP (Picture-In-Picture) ............................................................................................... 1
V-Chip: Parental Controls ........................................................................................... 2
Auto Tuning ................................................................................................................ 2
Component (Y, PB, PR) Jacks ....................................................................................... 2
VPORT Jack ................................................................................................................. 2
Chapter 1: Connections & Setup
Things to Consider Before You Connect ......................................................................... 6
Protect Against Power Surges ................................................................................... 6
Protect Components from Overheating ................................................................... 6
Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference ............................................ 6
Important Stand and Base Safety Information ........................................................ 6
Use Indirect Light ....................................................................................................... 6
Connection Pictures ................................................................................................... 6
Demo Pin .................................................................................................................... 6
Choose Your Connection .................................................................................................. 7
TV + VCR ............................................................................................................................ 8
TV + VCR + Cable Box ....................................................................................................... 9
TV + VCR + DVD Player ................................................................................................... 11
Using the VPORT Jack ..................................................................................................... 12
Jacks on the Back of the TV ........................................................................................... 13
Why You Should Connect This G-LINK Cable ............................................................... 14
Placing the G-LINK Wands ....................................................................................... 14
How to Find the Remote Sensor ............................................................................. 14
Plug in the TV .................................................................................................................. 15
Put Batteries in the Remote ........................................................................................... 15
How to Use the Remote Control to Complete the Interactive Setup ......................... 15
Turn on the TV ................................................................................................................ 15
Complete the Interactive Setup ..................................................................................... 16
Set the Menu Language .......................................................................................... 16
Complete Auto Channel Search .............................................................................. 16
The GUIDE Plus+ System Setup ................................................................................ 16
What to Expect ............................................................................................................... 20
Next Steps ....................................................................................................................... 20
Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control
The Buttons on the Remote Control ............................................................................. 22
Using the INPUT Button ........................................................................................... 23
Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components ......................................... 24
Find Out If You Need to Program the Remote ....................................................... 24
How to Program the Remote .................................................................................. 24
How to Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It ................................................ 25
Remote Codes ................................................................................................................. 25
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Table of Contents
Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Features
About the GUIDE Plus+ System ..................................................................................... 28
Downloading Data ................................................................................................... 28
Getting In & Out of the GUIDE Plus+ System ......................................................... 29
The GUIDE Plus+ System Menus .............................................................................. 29
Grid Guide ................................................................................................................ 29
Sort ............................................................................................................................ 31
News .......................................................................................................................... 32
Schedule .................................................................................................................... 32
Messages ................................................................................................................... 33
Channels ................................................................................................................... 34
Setup ......................................................................................................................... 34
How to Get More Information About an Advertisement or a Program ............... 35
Promotions ............................................................................................................... 35
GUIDE Plus+ Menu Items ............................................................................................... 35
Channel Banner .............................................................................................................. 36
The PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Feature ............................................................................... 36
Why You Should Use the Auto Tuning Feature ............................................................ 38
How to Set Up the Auto Tuning Feature ................................................................ 38
Parental Controls and V-Chip ......................................................................................... 40
How V-Chip Works ................................................................................................... 40
V-Chip TV Rating Limit ............................................................................................. 41
Blocking Specific Content Themes .......................................................................... 43
Viewing Specific Content Themes ........................................................................... 44
V-Chip Movie Rating Limit ....................................................................................... 44
V-Chip Unrated Program Block ............................................................................... 45
Channel Block ........................................................................................................... 46
Front Panel Block ..................................................................................................... 46
Lock/Unlock Parental Controls ................................................................................ 46
Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System
How to Use Your TV’s Menu System ............................................................................. 48
Audio Menu .................................................................................................................... 48
Picture Quality Menu ..................................................................................................... 49
Screen Menu ................................................................................................................... 50
Using Closed Captioning ................................................................................................ 51
Closed-Caption Modes ............................................................................................. 51
Channel Menu ................................................................................................................. 52
Time Menu ...................................................................................................................... 52
Chapter 5: Other Information
Troubleshooting .............................................................................................................. 54
Care and Cleaning .......................................................................................................... 56
The Front of Your TV ...................................................................................................... 57
Limited Warranty ............................................................................................................ 57
Accessory Order Form .................................................................................................... 59
Index ................................................................................................................................ 61
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Chapter 1
Connections & Setup
Chapter Overview:
•
Things to Consider Before You Connect
•
Choose Your Connection
•
Connections
•
Using the VPORT Jack
•
Jacks on the Back of the TV
•
Why You Should Connect This G-LINK Cable
•
Plug in the TV
•
Put Batteries in the Remote
•
How to Use the Remote Control to Complete the
Interactive Setup
•
Turn on the TV
•
Complete the Interactive Setup
Changing Entertainment. Again.
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Connections & Setup
Things to Consider Before You Connect
Protect Against Power Surges
•
Connect all components before you plug any of their power cords into the wall outlet.
•
Turn off the TV and/or component before you connect or disconnect any cables.
•
Make sure all antennas and cables are properly grounded. Refer to the Important
Safeguards sheet packed with your TV.
Protect Components from Overheating
•
Don’t block ventilation holes on any of the components. Arrange the components so that
air can circulate freely.
•
Don’t stack components.
•
When you place components in a stand, make sure you allow adequate ventilation.
•
If you connect an audio receiver or amplifier, place it on the top shelf so the heated air
from it won’t flow around other components.
Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference
•
Insert each cable firmly into the designated jack.
•
If you place components above the TV, route all cables down the side of the back of the
TV instead of straight down the middle of the back of the TV.
•
If your antenna uses 300-ohm twin lead cables, do not coil the cables. Also, keep the twin
lead cables away from audio/video cables.
Important Stand and Base Safety Information
Choose the location for your TV carefully. Place the TV on a stand or base that is of adequate
size and strength to prevent the TV from being accidentally tipped over, pushed off, or pulled
off. This could cause personal injury and/or damage the TV. Refer to the Important Safeguards
sheet packed with your TV.
Use Indirect Light
Don’t place the TV where sunlight or room lighting will be directed toward the screen. Use soft
or indirect lighting.
Connection Pictures
Audio/video cables are usually bundled together. For better visibility, the connection pictures in
this book show each cable separately (audio left, audio right, and video).
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You must remove the Demo Pin from the G-LINK jack on the back of
your TV in order for your TV to operate properly and to connect the
G-LINK cable.
Chapter 1
Connections & Setup
Choose Your Connection
There are several ways to connect your TV. Please use the following chart to determine which
connection is best for you. Proceed to the appropriate page and connect your TV.
Note: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service Representative who
will visit your home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its
operation. For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359.
Components
TV
Connection
Title
Cables
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TV + VCR
Coaxial
page 8
Audio/video
VCR
G-LINK cable
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Coaxial
page 9
Audio/video
G-LINK cable
Coaxial
Audio/video
TV + VCR + DVD
TV
VCR
D
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S-Video
pages 10-11
Component video
G-LINK cable
Cables Needed to Connect Components to Your TV
The pictures below show the cables needed for the connections represented in this book.
Notes: Audio/Video cables (A/V cables for short) are usually sold as a bundled set, but the connection
pictures in this book show each cable separately for better visibility.
Please locate the G-LINK cable (provided) when you’re getting ready to set up your TV. You need to
connect this cable to your TV, and to your VCR and/or cable box in order for all of the features of the
program guide to work properly.
G-LINK cable
Coaxial cable
Chapter 1
Audio/Video cables
Component video (Y, PB, PR)
cables
Component video to
VPORT cable
Xbox to VPORT cable
S-Video cable
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Connections & Setup
TV (back panel)
R-AUDIO-L
PB
Y
INPUT2
VIDEO
PR
INPUT1
TV
VPORT
VIDEO
1C
AUDIO
OUT
R
G-LINK
3
CABLE/
ANTENNA
R-AUDIO-L
1A
L
S-VIDEO
1B
VCR
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN FROM ANT
OUT
VCR
R
L
R
L
IN
OUT TO TV
CH3
CH4
2
From Cable
or Antenna
TV + VCR
1. Connect your TV to your VCR
A. Connect a coaxial cable to the CABLE/ANTENNA jack on your TV and to the Output Jack on
your VCR (sometimes labeled OUT TO TV).
B. Connect the audio/video cables. Connect audio cables (white and red) to the INPUT2 AUDIO
R and L jacks on the back of the TV and to the Audio Output Jacks on the VCR (sometimes
labeled OUT R L).
C. Connect the video cable (yellow) to the INPUT2 VIDEO jack on the back of the TV and to the
Video Output Jack on the VCR.
2. Connect cable or antenna to your VCR
Connect the coaxial cable from your cable outlet or antenna to the Input Jack on your VCR
(sometimes labeled IN FROM ANTENNA or IN FROM ANT).
3. Connect the G-LINK cable to the TV
If you haven’t already done so, remove the Demo Pin from the G-LINK jack. Then, connect the
G-LINK cable to the G-LINK jack on the TV. Next step, place one of the wands of the G-LINK
cable to work with your VCR (instructions are on page 14).
Go to page 14
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Chapter 1
Connections & Setup
VCR
SIGNAL SPLITTER
VIDEO
VCR
TV
L
Y
R-AUDIO-L
PB
INPUT2
VIDEO
CABLE IN
L
R
3B 3A
CABLE BOX
TV
R
IN
1B
1A
AUDIO
OUT
ANTENNA IN
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PR
TV OUT
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AUDIO
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VIDEO
G-LINK
CABLE/
ANTENNA
R-AUDIO-L
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S-VIDEO
2
4
Notes: The GUIDE Plus+ system’s One-Touch VCR Recording feature is not available with this connection. If
you want to use the One-Touch VCR Recording feature with your cable box, you must use the TV and VCR
connection on page 8. You can do so by routing the signal from your cable box into the antenna input on
your VCR. Note that the PIP feature of your TV will be unavailable if you connect a cable box in this manner.
You must view PIP through the VCR with the above connection. For more information, go to page 37.
TV + VCR + Cable Box
1.
Connect Signal Splitter to your VCR and TV
A. Use a Signal Splitter (not provided) to split the signal coming into the room. You can purchase
a Signal Splitter at your local electronics store or through the Accessory Order Form on
page 59.
B. Connect a coaxial cable to Signal Splitter and to the Input Jack on the VCR (sometimes labeled
ANTENNA IN).
C. Connect a coaxial cable to the Signal Splitter and to the CABLE IN Jack on the cable box.
2.
Connect Cable Box to TV
Connect a coaxial cable to the TV OUT Jack on the cable box and to the CABLE/ANTENNA jack
on the TV.
3.
Connect the TV to your VCR
A. Connect the audio cables (white and red) to the INPUT2 AUDIO R and L jacks on the TV and
to the Audio Output Jacks on the VCR (sometimes labeled AUDIO OUT R and L).
B. Connect the video cable (yellow) to the INPUT2 VIDEO jack on the TV and to Video Output
Jack on the VCR (sometimes labeled VIDEO).
4. Connect G-LINK cable
If you haven’t already done so, remove the Demo Pin from the G-LINK jack. Then, connect the
G-LINK cable to the G-LINK jack on the TV. Next step, place the wands of the G-LINK cable to
work with the VCR and cable box (instructions are on page 14).
Go to page 14
Chapter 1
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Connections & Setup
VCR
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN FROM ANT
CH3
CH4
OUT
VCR
R
L
R
L
OUT TO TV
IN
3
From Cable
or Antenna
TV (back panel)
Y
PB
VIDEO
VPORT
AUDIO
OUT
4
R-AUDIO-L
R
1B
DVD
CABLE/
ANTENNA
1A
L
S-VIDEO
G-LINK
2
PR
INPUT1
TV
R-AUDIO-L
INPUT2
VIDEO
1D
1C*
OUT
DV
D
Y
PB
PR
VIDEO
R
L
S-VIDEO
* If you connect an S-Video cable, you must
connect the audio cables to the INPUT1 AUDIO
R and L jacks on the back of the TV, not the
INPUT2 AUDIO jacks.
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Chapter 1
Connections & Setup
TV + VCR + DVD Player
1. Connect your TV to your DVD player
A. Connect the audio cables (white and red) to the INPUT2 AUDIO R and L jacks on the
back of the TV and to the Audio Output Jacks on the DVD player.
B. If your DVD player has Component Output Jacks (Y, PB, PR), connect three video grade
cables to the Y, PB, PR jacks on the DVD player and to the Y, PB, PR jacks on the back of
the TV. If your DVD player doesn’t have Y, PB, PR jacks, go to C.
-ORC. If your DVD player has an S-Video jack, connect an S-Video cable to the S-Video jack on
the DVD player and the S-VIDEO jack on the back of the TV. If your DVD player doesn’t
have an S-Video jack, go to D.
Note: If you connect an S-Video cable, you must connect the audio cables to the INPUT1 AUDIO R and
L jacks on the back of the TV, not the INPUT2 AUDIO jacks.
-ORD. Connect a video cable (yellow) to the Video Output Jack on the DVD player and to the
INPUT2 VIDEO jack on the back of the TV.
2. Connect your TV to your VCR
Connect a coaxial cable to the CABLE/ANTENNA jack on your TV and to the Output Jack
on your VCR (sometimes labeled OUT TO TV).
Note: If your VCR has A/V input jacks, you can connect your TV to your VCR using audio/video cables
for better quality.
3. Connect cable or antenna to your VCR
Connect the coaxial cable from your cable outlet or antenna to the Input Jack on your VCR
(sometimes labeled IN FROM ANTENNA or IN FROM ANT).
4. Connect the G-LINK cable to the TV
If you haven’t already done so, remove the Demo Pin from the G-LINK jack. Then, connect
the G-LINK cable to the G-LINK jack on the TV. Next step, place one of the wands of the
G-LINK cable to work with your VCR (instructions are on page 14).
Go to page 14
Chapter 1
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Connections & Setup
Xbox
TV (back panel)
DVD
2
Pb
Pr
L
R
VIDEO
CABLE/
ANTENNA
R-AUDIO-L
AUDIO
OUT
R
OUT
Y
PR
INPUT1
VPORT
R-AUDIO-L
PB
Y
INPUT2
VIDEO
G-LINK
L
S-VIDEO
OR
From Cable,
Cable Box,
or Antenna
1
Using the VPORT Jack
The VPORT jack lets you connect an Xbox video game system to the TV using an Xbox to VPORT
cable (not provided). Go to the Accessory Order Form on page 59 to purchase the Xbox to VPORT
cable. You can also connect a component, such as a DVD player, that has component video jacks
(Y, PB, PR) using the supplied Component video to VPORT cable. When using the Component video
to VPORT cable, make sure to connect the left and right audio cables to the component in order for
the TV to receive sound.
Note: The VPORT jack cannot be used for game consoles other than the Xbox video game system.
1. Connect your TV to a DVD player
Use the supplied Component video to VPORT cable to connect your TV to another component,
such as a DVD player, that has Y, PB, PR jacks.
Component video
to VPORT cable
(supplied)
Connect the Component video to VPORT cable to the VPORT jack on the back of the TV.
Connect the other ends of the Component video to VPORT cable to the Y, PB, PR and the Audio
Output Jacks on the back of the DVD.
-OR2. Connect your TV to an Xbox video game system
Connect the end of an Xbox to VPORT cable (not provided) labeled TV to the VPORT jack on
the back of the TV and the other end labeled Xbox to the corresponding jack on the back of the
Xbox video game system.
Xbox to VPORT
cable (not
supplied)
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Note: If you have an audio receiver, you might be able to connect a digital audio cable to the digital audio
jack that’s on the VPORT cable.
Chapter 1
Connections & Setup
Jacks on the Back of the TV
This section describes each of the jacks on the back of the TV. When connecting A/V cables, be
sure to connect corresponding outputs to inputs (video to video, right audio to right audio, etc.)
VPORT Go to page 12 for VPORT explanation.
G-LINK Connect the end of the G-LINK cable (provided) to this jack. The G-LINK cable
enables the TV’s Guide Plus+ system to interact with the cable box and/or the VCR. A picture of
the G-LINK cable is on page 7.
CABLE/ANTENNA Lets you connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal from the antenna,
cable or cable box.
INPUT1
VIDEO
INPUT1 Lets you connect a component such as a VCR, DVD player, satellite
receiver or laserdisc player.
•
VIDEO provides composite video connection. The video connector is
usually yellow.
•
R AUDIO provides right audio connection. The right audio connector is
usually red.
•
L AUDIO provides left audio connection. The left audio connector is usually
white.
•
S-VIDEO provides better picture quality than the regular video jacks
(INPUT1 and INPUT 2 VIDEO) because the color part of the signal is
separated from the black and white part of the picture. When using S-Video,
make sure to connect left and right audio cables to the R-AUDIO-L INPUT1
jacks.
R-AUDIO-L
S-VIDEO
INPUT2 Lets you connect a second component such as a VCR, internet access
device, DVD player, or laserdisc player. Its AUDIO and VIDEO jacks are the
same as described for INPUT1 above.
Y
R-AUDIO-L
INPUT2
VIDEO
Y, PB, PR (Component Video) provides optimum picture quality because the
video is separated into three signals. Use three video-grade cables for the
connection. When using Y, PB, PR, make sure to connect left and right audio
cables to the R-AUDIO-L INPUT2 jacks.
PR
PB
AUDIO OUT R/L Lets you connect an amplifier or audio receiver for improved
sound quality.
AUDIO
OUT
R
Chapter 1
•
L
Note: You might want to turn off the TV’s speakers from the Audio Menu. Go to
page 49 for more information.
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Connections & Setup
Why You Should Connect This G-LINK Cable
The G-LINK cable enables the GUIDE Plus+ system (the on-screen interactive program guide) to
work with your VCR and/or cable box.
Cable Box – If your TV is connected to a cable box you must connect the G-LINK cable to
receive TV program listings for your area, and to tune directly to a channel when the program
guide is on your TV screen.
VCR – If your TV is connected to a VCR and you don’t connect the G-LINK cable, one-touch
VCR recording won’t work. The other features of the guide will work properly.
How to Find the Remote Sensor
G-LINK cable
You have to place the G-LINK wands in front of the remote sensor on the VCR and/or cable box.
Some cable boxes and VCRs have the remote sensor labeled on the unit. If the remote sensor isn’t
labeled on your VCR and/or cable box, you need to use the remote control that came with the VCR
and/or cable box to locate the sensor.
1.
Turn off the VCR and/or cable box.
2.
Hold the remote control (not the one that came with your TV, but the one that came with the
cable box and/or VCR to which you’re attaching the G-LINK cable) so that it is touching the
front of the component.
3.
Slowly move the remote control across the front of the component (VCR or cable box) while
you press the power button on and off. You must press and release the power button each time
you move the remote (holding down the button won’t work).
G-LINK wands
VCR
CABLE BOX
CHANNEL
03
4.
When the component turns on, you’ve located the remote sensor.
Placing the G-LINK Wands
Place the G-LINK wands in front of the remote sensor on your VCR and/or cable box approximately
one inch away from the remote sensor (see instructions below).
TV (back panel)
INPUT2
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
PR
PB
Y
INPUT1
AUDIO
OUT
Tip
14
L
S-VIDEO
R
G-LINK
If you don’t have both a
cable box and a VCR
connected to your TV, just
coil the cable of the extra
G-LINK wand with a twist
tie and leave it behind the
TV.
CABLE/
ANTENNA
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
V-PORT
Connect to G-LINK jack
on the back of the TV.
From Cable,
Cable Box,
or Antenna
VCR
SENSOR
SENSOR
CHANNEL
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Plug in the TV
Plug the end of the power cord into the wall outlet. Match the wide blade of the plug with the
wide slot in the outlet. Insert the plug completely into the outlet.
Put Batteries in the Remote
1.
Remove the battery compartment cover on the remote.
2.
Insert new batteries. Match the polarities (+ and -) on the batteries with the
diagram on the remote.
3.
Put the battery compartment cover back on the remote.
How to Use the Remote Control to
Complete the Interactive Setup
The technical term is “Navigation” – how you move through the on-screen
menus. The theory is the same throughout the menu screens: highlight your
choice and select it.
OK
To highlight an item on-screen, press the arrow buttons on the remote. Use the
up or down arrow button to move up or down. Use the right or left arrow
button to move right or left.
Use the arrow buttons and the OK
button to move through the menu
system.
To select the item that you’ve highlighted, press OK.
Note: Highlighted means that the menu item stands out from other menu items on
the list (appears darker, brighter, or a different color).
Turn on the TV
Press the TV button on the remote control or the POWER button on the TV (the
first screen of the Interactive Setup appears). The menu screens “time out” after
a period of time if you don’t make a selection. The tips in this section tell you
how to access the Setup menu screens manually.
Note: Pressing the TV button not only turns on the TV, but puts the remote into TV
mode. “TV mode” means that the buttons on the remote control operate the TV’s
functions.
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Complete the Interactive Setup
Tip
To access the setup menus manually,
press MENU and choose Setup.
SETUP
Select the language to be used
in these menus.
1 English
2 Español
3 Français
SETUP
Would you like the TV to search
for all available channels?
1 Search for channels
2 Skip this step
The menu system in your TV allows the TV’s features to work properly. We call
it the “interactive setup” because the TV asks you questions, you answer, and
the TV makes the appropriate adjustments. The first time you turn on your TV,
the setup screens appear automatically.
Set the Menu Language
The first part of the SETUP asks you to select your preferred language for the
menu system.
1.
Highlight your preferred language for the menu system.
2.
Press OK to select that language.
Complete Auto Channel Search
The next part of the SETUP asks if you want the TV to search for all available
channels. This is sometimes called “auto programming.”
1.
Press OK to tell the TV to begin searching for channels. A progress report
appears on the screen.
2.
When the screen on the TV tells you the search is complete, press OK (the
first GUIDE Plus+ system setup screen appears).
Note: If you skip Auto Channel Search now, you can access it later through the
Channel menu. See Chapter 4 for more details.
The GUIDE Plus+ System Setup
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Tip
The GUIDE Plus+ system is an on-screen interactive program guide that lists
what shows are on TV in your area. In order to receive program listings, you
need to complete the following steps.
If you move to a new zip or postal code,
or if any of your information changes,
you need to access the setup screens
from the TV’s main menu— press MENU,
choose GUIDE Plus+ Menu, and choose
GUIDE Plus+ Setup.
The G-LINK cable must be connected to the back of your TV, and the wands
must be placed in front of the remote sensor on your cable box and/or VCR in
order for the GUIDE Plus+ system to work (go back to page 14 for details).
1.
You should see a screen displaying the features of the Guide Plus+ system.
Press OK to continue.
2.
The next screen asks you to locate setup materials and hardware. Once you
have done this, press OK to continue.
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Step 1: Identifying Your TV’s Location
1.
If your country is highlighted, press OK on the remote control.
If your country isn’t highlighted, press the up or down arrow button on the
remote control to highlight your country and press OK.
2.
Use the number buttons on your remote to enter your zip code.
Press OK when you’re finished.
Note: If your postal code contains letters, press the up and down arrow buttons on
your remote to enter letters, and press the right arrow button to go to the next
space. The left arrow button moves you to the left.
Step 2: Configuring for Cable
The next series of screens asks you about your cable setup. To supply your TV
with the correct TV program listings, the GUIDE Plus+ system needs to know if
your TV is connected to cable.
1.
If your TV is connected to cable, highlight Yes and press OK.
If your TV isn’t connected to cable, highlight No and press OK (STEP 3:
Configuring for a VCR appears). Go to page 19.
2.
If you have a cable box connected to this TV, highlight Yes and press OK on
your remote control.
Note: The next series of screens is very important because the GUIDE Plus+ system
must find the correct cable box information in order to receive the correct TV
program listings.
If you don’t have a cable box connected to this TV, highlight No and
press OK (STEP 3: Configuring for a VCR appears). Go to page 19.
Tip
If you’re not sure which channel is the
cable box’s output channel, consult the
book that came with your cable box or
contact your cable company.
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3.
Highlight the channel to which you have to tune your TV in order to see
cable programming, and press OK (a screen appears reminding you to
connect your G-LINK cable to your TV and cable box).
Notes: Channel 03 is the most common.
Choose Video1/AUX if your cable box is connected to your TV with audio/video
cables instead of a coaxial cable. Go to page 7 for pictures of these cables.
For more information, go to cable box connection on page 9.
4.
Highlight your brand of cable box, and press OK.
If your brand isn’t listed, highlight Not Listed and press OK.
5.
Make sure your cable box is on.
Tune the cable box to channel 02 (use the remote control that came with
your cable box, or press the channel buttons on the cable box).
Press OK (the GUIDE Plus+ system starts testing codes).
Important Note: When code testing is in progress, don’t touch your TV, VCR, cable
box or any of the remote controls for these products.
6.
Look at your cable box. If it is still on and changed to channel 09, the test
was successful. Highlight Yes, and press OK (STEP 3: Configuring for a VCR
appears).
If your cable box didn’t change to channel 09 or turned itself off, you have
two choices: No and Test this code again.
Test this code again: If you think the TV, the cable box, or any of the remote
controls might have been touched or bumped during the test, highlight Test
this code again and press OK (the GUIDE Plus+ system runs the same set of
codes).
No: If you don’t think the test was interrupted, highlight No and press OK
(GUIDE Plus+ system tests the next code).
Repeat the previous instructions until the TV finds the correct cable box
code. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: If the TV can’t find your cable box code, a troubleshooting checklist appears.
Carefully review each checklist and follow the instructions on the screen.
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Step 3: Configuring for a VCR
1.
If your TV is connected to a VCR, press OK (a screen appears reminding
you to connect your G-LINK cable to your TV and VCR).
If it is not, highlight No and press OK.
2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the brand of your VCR that
is connected to the TV and press OK.
If your brand isn’t listed, highlight Not Listed and press OK.
3.
Tune your VCR to channel 02. Next, turn OFF your VCR. When you
complete these steps, press OK to begin testing.
Important Note: When code testing is in progress, don’t touch your TV, VCR, or
any of the remote controls for these products.
4.
Look at the front of your VCR. If your VCR turned on automatically and
changed to channel 09, the test was successful. Highlight Yes and
press OK.
If your VCR didn’t change to channel 09, you can either choose No or Test
this code again.
If you think your TV or remotes might have been touched during the test,
tune your VCR to channel 02, turn off your VCR and highlight Test this
code again.
If you don’t think the test was interrupted, highlight No. Tune your VCR to
channel 02 and turn off your VCR. Press OK (the GUIDE Plus+ system starts
testing another set of codes.)
Keep following the previous instructions until the VCR finds the
correct code.
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Tip
Note: If the GUIDE Plus+ system can’t locate the correct code for the VCR, a list of
troubleshooting instructions appears to help you before you try again.
Leave your cable box turned ON to
download program information.
•
Try VCR configuration again: repeat VCR setup.
•
Test alternate codes: tests selected brands and if this fails, the test continues
with all codes in the system.
•
Skip this step: the GUIDE Plus+ system won’t be able to automatically schedule
programs to record on your VCR.
Leave your VCR turned OFF to record
programs.
Step 4: Confirming Your Settings
1.
Check to make sure all settings are complete and correct. If all settings are
complete, highlight Yes, end setup and press OK. If your cable box and/or
VCR code testing failed, you should see INCOMPLETE where the cable
box and VCR codes are listed. Once setup is complete, additional
screens appear.
If any settings are incomplete or incorrect, highlight No, repeat setup process
and press OK. Follow the instructions on the screen.
2.
You can choose to view a demo of the GUIDE Plus+ features, which may
take a few minutes to load. If you don’t want to see the demo right now,
press OK to watch TV.
What to Expect
The next time you turn on your TV, the GUIDE Plus+ system will appear on the screen. The
following examples explain what you might see:
•
•
•
If all of the program information has been sent to your TV, the GUIDE Plus+ system appears
with all of your TV program listings.
If the program information hasn’t been sent to your TV yet, an outline of the Guide (without TV
program listings) will appear on the screen. Program information is usually sent to your TV at
night.
If the TV detected that you have multiple cable companies in your area, STEP 5: Choosing Your
Channel Lineup appears.
Features of the GUIDE Plus+ system are explained in Chapter 3.
To clear the guide from your screen, press CLEAR or GUIDE on the remote control.
Next Steps
Now that you’ve finished the Interactive Setup, you’re ready to watch TV. This might be a good time
to program your remote control. The remote control that came with this TV can be programmed to
operate other components. Go to the next chapter to find out how to program your remote.
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Chapter 2
Using the Remote Control
Chapter Overview:
•
The Buttons on the Remote Control
•
Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components
•
How To Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It
•
Code List
Changing Entertainment. Again.
Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
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The Buttons on the Remote Control
L.E.D.
0-9 (Number buttons) Enter channel numbers and time settings directly
through the remote control.
ON OFF
VCR
DVD VPORT
TV
AUX SAT•CABLE
MUTE
To enter a two-digit channel, press the two digits. To enter a three-digit channel,
press and hold the first digit for two seconds until two dashes appear to the
right of the number, then add the second two. Example: to tune to channel 123,
press and hold 1 for two seconds, press 2, then press 3.
SKIP
Arrow buttons (up, down, left, right) Move through the on-screen menu
system. Also moves PIP window to different areas on the screen.
VOL
VOL
CH +
ANTENNA Functions as TV/VCR button in VCR mode and TV/receiver button
in SAT•CABLE mode.
CH SOUND
GO BACK
GUIDE
INFO
OK
AUX (auxiliary) Puts the remote in auxiliary mode to operate the component
you’ve programmed the remote to operate with this button. You can program
this button to control a cable box, audio components, a VCR, DVD player or
satellite receiver. If you set up the Auto Tuning feature (Chapter 3), pressing the
AUX button automatically tunes the TV to the correct channel.
Backlight
MENU
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
7
INPUT
ANTENNA
0
REVERSE
PLAY
FORWARD
REC•VCR+
STOP
PAUSE
PIP
SWAP CH CTRL RESET
Lights up some of the buttons in the dark.
CH (up and down) buttons Scan up or down through the current channel list.
Press once to change the channel up or down; press and hold to continue
changing channels.
CH CTRL (Channel Control) Selects the picture window (main window or
PIP window) that changes when you press the channel up or channel down
button or the INPUT button.
CLEAR Removes any menu or display from the screen and returns you to
TV viewing.
DVD Puts the remote in DVD mode. If you set up the Auto Tuning feature
(Chapter 3), pressing the DVD button automatically tunes the TV to the
correct channel.
FORWARD If you’re operating a VCR or DVD player with the remote control,
press FORWARD to advance a videotape or disc.
GO BACK Returns you to the previous channel.
GUIDE Displays the GUIDE Plus+ system; press GUIDE again to remove it from
the screen.
INFO Displays channel information.
INPUT In TV mode, press INPUT to toggle through the available Video Input
channels (FRNT/SVIDF, VID1/SVID1, VID2/CVID2, VPORT and the current
channel).
L.E.D. (light-emitting diode) The little light on the remote that lights when you
are programming the remote. It also lights when you press a valid button on
the remote.
MENU Displays the TV’s Main menu. You can also press and hold for 2
seconds to display the GUIDE Plus+ system.
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Tip
MUTE Lowers the volume to its minimum level. Press again to restore volume.
To turn off all the RCA,
GE, and Proscan
components that are
connected to the TV,
press ON•OFF twice
within two seconds.
OK When a menu is on the screen, press OK to select the item that is highlighted.
This feature only works
with most RCA, GE and
Proscan products.
ON•OFF Turns the TV on and off. When the remote is in another mode (VCR, DVD, Satellite, etc.)
and the remote is programmed to operate that component, you can press ON•OFF to turn the
component on and off.
PAUSE If you’re operating a VCR or DVD player with the remote control, press PAUSE when the
videotape or disc is playing to pause playback.
PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Brings up the small Picture-In-Picture window. Press again to remove the
PIP window.
PLAY If you’re operating a VCR or DVD player, plays the videotape or disc.
REC•VCR+ When the GUIDE Plus+ program guide is on the screen, press REC•VCR+ to program
your VCR to record a program. If the remote is in VCR mode, press REC•VCR+ to start recording.
RESET Resets original settings in several control panels.
REVERSE If you’re operating a VCR or DVD player with the remote control, press REVERSE to go
backwards on a videotape or disc.
SAT•CABLE Puts the remote in SAT•CABLE mode. If you set up the Auto Tuning feature (Chapter
3), pressing the SAT•CABLE button automatically tunes the TV to the correct channel.
SKIP If you press this button before you change the channel, the TV waits 30 seconds and
automatically goes back to the original channel. Each time you press SKIP, you add 30 seconds (i.e, if
you press SKIP two times before you change the channel, the TV waits 60 seconds and automatically
turns back to the original channel). Press CLEAR to cancel skip timer.
SOUND Displays the AUDIO PROCESSOR menu.
STOP If you’re operating a VCR or DVD player, stops playing the videotape or disc.
SWAP Switches the main picture with the PIP window.
TV Turns on the TV and puts the remote in TV mode. Also displays channel information.
VCR Puts the remote in VCR mode. If you set up the Auto Tuning feature (Chapter 3), pressing the
VCR button automatically tunes the TV to the correct channel.
VPORT Tunes the TV to the VPORT input channel. You can program this button to control a cable
box, audio components, a VCR, DVD or satellite receiver. When programmed, changes the mode of
the remote when the button is pressed. To restore the VPORT button to factory default mode
(unprogrammed), press and hold VPORT, then press 1, 0, 0, and 0.
VOL (up and down) buttons Decrease or increase the TV’s volume.
Using the INPUT Button
Use the INPUT button to toggle through the available input sources (FRNT/SVIDF, VID1/SVID1, VID2/
CVID2, VPORT and the current channel) and view the content from the component you have
connected to the TV.
Chapter 2
1.
Press TV to place the remote in TV mode. Make sure that the content from the component is
turned ON.
2.
Press INPUT to tune to the available input source and view the component.
3.
Press INPUT again to tune back to the channel you were previously watching.
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DVD
Programming the Remote to Operate
Other Components
ON OFF
VCR
VPORT AUX SAT CABLE
VOL
VOL
CH +
The universal remote control can be programmed to operate most brands of
remote controllable VCRs, DVD players, audio receivers, satellite receivers and
cable boxes. The remote is already programmed to operate most RCA, GE and
Proscan VCRs, DVD players, audio receivers and satellite receivers.
Note: The TV button cannot be programmed.
CH -
Find Out If You Need to Program the Remote
CLEAR
REVERSE
PLAY
STOP
To determine whether the universal remote needs to be programmed, turn a
component ON, such as a VCR, point the remote at the VCR, and press the VCR
button. Then press ON•OFF or channel up or channel down to see if the VCR
responds to the remote commands. If not, the remote needs to be programmed.
How to Program the Remote
There are two ways to program the remote control: automatic code search and
direct entry. Instructions for both ways follow.
You’ll use these buttons when you
program the remote to operate another
component.
The remote may not operate all models
of all brands.
Using Automatic Code Search
Tip
1.
Turn on the component you want the remote to operate (VCR, etc.)
2.
Press and hold the component button on the remote control that
corresponds to the component you want the remote to operate (VCR, etc.).
While you hold down the component button, press and hold ON•OFF
(when the light on the remote turns on, release both buttons).
3.
Press PLAY (the light on the remote, located below the ON•OFF button,
starts flashing).
To stop the automatic code search without
programming any components, press and hold
CLEAR until the light on the remote turns off.
The remote is searching the first set of component codes (there are 20 sets
of codes). If the component you want to operate doesn’t turn off
automatically after 5 seconds, press PLAY again (the light starts flashing
again as the remote searches through the next set of codes).
Continue pressing PLAY until the component turns off.
Note: If the component doesn’t turn off after you’ve pressed the PLAY button 20
times, the component can’t be programmed.
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4.
Press REVERSE, wait 2 seconds. Repeat this step until the component turns
back on.
5.
To finish, press and hold the STOP button until the light on the remote
turns off.
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Using Direct Entry
1.
Turn on the component you want the remote to operate.
2.
Look up the brand and code number(s) for the component on the code list on page 26.
3.
Press and hold the component button that corresponds to the component you want the
remote to operate (VCR, etc.)
4.
Enter the code from the code list.
5.
Release the component button.
6.
Press ON•OFF to see if the component responds to the remote commands. If it doesn’t, try
pressing the component button and then ON•OFF again.
7.
If you get no response, repeat these steps using the next code listed for your brand until the
component responds to the remote commands.
How to Use the Remote After You’ve
Programmed It
Tip
The buttons might
operate differently for
other components,
especially when you’re
using another
component’s menu
system.
Once the remote has been programmed successfully, you are ready to use it to control your
components. To operate the component:
1.
Press the component button (TV, VCR, VPORT, DVD, AUX, or SAT•CABLE) to set the remote to
operate the component.
2.
Press ON•OFF to turn the component ON or OFF.
3.
Use the remote buttons that apply to that component.
Note: If you keep pressing buttons and nothing happens, the remote is probably in the wrong mode. You
must press the component button that matches the component you want to operate (i.e., if you want to
operate the VCR, press VCR on the remote control to put the remote in VCR mode.)
Remote Codes
Cable Box Codes
Programmable for SAT•CABLE, AUX and
VPORT buttons.
ABC .................................... 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5053
Antronix ..................................................................... 5008, 5009
Archer .............................................................. 5008, 5009, 5010
Cabletenna .......................................................................... 5008
Cableview ............................................................................ 5008
Colour Voice .............................................................. 5012, 5013
Comtronics .......................................................................... 5014
Contec ................................................................................. 5016
Eastern ................................................................................. 5017
Garrard ................................................................................ 5011
GC Electronics ..................................................................... 5009
GE .............................................................................. 5000, 5001
Gemini ....................................................................... 5018, 5019
General Instrument ............................................................. 5003
Hamlin ............................... 5020, 5021, 5022, 5028, 5035, 5045
Hitachi ................................................................................. 5003
Jerrold ................................ 5003, 5018, 5023, 5024, 5046, 5053
Magnavox ............................................................................ 5025
Memorex ............................................................................. 5026
Movie Time ......................................................................... 5027
NEC ...................................................................................... 5005
NSC ...................................................................................... 5027
Oak ............................................................................ 5016, 5029
Panasonic ................................................................. 5048, 5052
Chapter 2
Philips ................................... 5011, 5012, 5013,5015, 5019,
5025, 5030, 5031, 5032
Pioneer ............................................................... 5033, 5034
Proscan ............................................................... 5000, 5001
RCA ................................................. 5007, 5047, 5049, 5052
Realistic ......................................................................... 5009
Regal ................................................................... 5022, 5035
Regency ........................................................................ 5017
Rembrandt .................................................................... 5003
Samsung ....................................................................... 5034
Scientific Atlanta ............................. 5006, 5036, 5037, 5038
Signal ............................................................................ 5018
Signature ....................................................................... 5003
Sprucer ......................................................................... 5052
Standard Components ....................................... 5039, 5044
Starcom ............................................................... 5018, 5053
Stargate ......................................................................... 5018
Starquest ....................................................................... 5018
Tandy ............................................................................ 5040
Teleview ....................................................................... 5014
Tocom ................................................................. 5004, 5023
Tusa .............................................................................. 5018
TV86 ............................................................................. 5027
Unika .................................................................. 5008, 5009
United Cable ................................................................ 5053
Universal ................................................... 5008, 5009, 5010
Viewstar .............................................................. 5025, 5027
Zenith ................................................................. 5050, 5051
Satellite Receiver
Codes
Programmable for SAT•CABLE, AUX
and VPORT buttons.
Alphastar ............................................................ 5079
Chapparal ................................................. 5056, 5057
Dishnet ............................................................... 5078
Drake ........................................................ 5058, 5059
Echostar .............................................................. 5089
GE ............................................................. 5000, 5001
General Instruments ...................... 5060, 5061, 5062
Hitachi ...................................................... 5083, 5084
Hughes ..................................................... 5077, 5090
JVC ...................................................................... 5082
Panasonic ........................................................... 5075
Philips ................................................................. 5085
Primestar ............................................................. 5076
Proscan ..................................................... 5000, 5001
RCA ............................. 5000, 5001, 5071, 5080, 5081
Realistic ............................................................... 5063
Sony .................................................................... 5072
STS1 .................................................................... 5064
STS2 .................................................................... 5065
STS3 .................................................................... 5066
STS4 .................................................................... 5067
Toshiba ..................................................... 5068, 5073
Uniden ................................................................ 5086
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VCR Codes
Programmable for VCR, VPORT and AUX
buttons.
Admiral ......................................................................... 2132
Adventura ..................................................................... 2026
Aiko .............................................................................. 2027
Aiwa .............................................................................. 2026
Akai ...................................... 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008,
.................................................................. 2111, 2112, 2113
American High ............................................................. 2021
Asha .............................................................................. 2013
Audio Dynamics ................................................. 2009, 2010
Audiovox ...................................................................... 2014
Bell & Howell .............................................................. 2011
Beaumark ..................................................................... 2013
Broksonic ........................................................... 2012, 2025
Calix .............................................................................. 2014
Candle ........................................... 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,
.................................................................. 2017, 2018, 2019
Canon ....................................................... 2021, 2022, 2114
Capehart ............................................................. 2020, 2110
Carver ........................................................................... 2062
CCE ..................................................................... 2027, 2061
Citizen ................................................................ 2013, 2014,
.................................... 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2027
Colortyme ..................................................................... 2009
Colt ............................................................................... 2061
Craig ............................................... 2013, 2014, 2023, 2061
Curtis-Mathes ........................................... 2000, 2009, 2013,
.......................... 2016, 2018, 2021, 2022, 2024, 2115, 2131
Cybernex ...................................................................... 2013
Daewoo ............................... 2015, 2017, 2019, 2025, 2026,
2027, 2028, 2110
Daytron ......................................................................... 2110
DBX .................................................................... 2009, 2010
Dimensia ............................................................ 2000, 2131
Dynatech ...................................................................... 2026
Electrohome ....................................................... 2014, 2029
Electrophonic ............................................................... 2014
Emerson ..................... 2012, 2014, 2015, 2021, 2024, 2025,
............... 2026, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035,
................................... 2036, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2040, 2041,
.................................. 2042, 2044, 2045, 2046, 2047, 2065,
....................................................... 2113, 2116, 2117, 2130
Fisher ....................................................... 2011, 2023, 2048,
.............................................. 2049, 2050, 2051, 2052, 2118
Fuji ...................................................................... 2021, 2119
Funai ............................................................................. 2026
Garrard ......................................................................... 2026
GE ............................................................ 2000, 2001, 2013,
.................................... 2021, 2022, 2053, 2115, 2120, 2131
Goldstar ................................ 2009, 2014, 2018, 2054, 2131
Gradiente ...................................................................... 2026
Harley Davidson .......................................................... 2026
Harman Kardon ........................................................... 2009
Harwood ...................................................................... 2061
Headquarter ................................................................. 2011
Hitachi ............................................................... 2055, 2056,
.............................................. 2057, 2107, 2111, 2120, 2122
Hi-Q .............................................................................. 2023
Instant Replay .............................................................. 2021
JCL ................................................................................ 2021
JC Penney ...................................... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013,
............................................. 2014, 2021, 2022, 2055, 2056,
.............................................. 2058, 2059, 2060, 2107, 2118
Jensen ....................................................... 2055, 2056, 2111
JVC .............................. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2111, 2123
Kenwood ................................................. 2009, 2010, 2011,
....................................................... 2016, 2018, 2111, 2123
KLH ............................................................................... 2061
Kodak ................................................................. 2014, 2021
Lloyd ............................................................................. 2026
Logik ............................................................................. 2061
LXI ................................................................................ 2014
Magnavox ................................................ 2021, 2022, 2062,
.............................................. 2063, 2104, 2105, 2108, 2124
Magnin .......................................................................... 2013
Marantz .................................................... 2009, 2010, 2011,
............................................. 2016, 2018, 2021, 2062, 2064
Marta ............................................................................. 2014
Masushita ...................................................................... 2021
Mei ................................................................................ 2021
Memorex ........................................................... 2011, 2013,
.................................... 2014, 2021, 2023, 2026, 2104, 2132
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MGA ......................................................... 2029, 2065, 2113
MGN Technology ........................................................ 2013
Midland ........................................................................ 2053
Minolta ..................................................... 2055, 2056, 2107
Mitsubishi ....... 2029, 2055, 2056, 2065, 2066, 2067, 2068,
.............. 2070, 2071, 2072, 2073, 2074, 2106, 2113, 2123
Montgomery Ward ............................................ 2075, 2132
Motorola ............................................................ 2021, 2132
MTC ................................................................... 2013, 2126
Multitech .............................. 2013, 2016, 2026, 2053, 2061
NEC ...................................... 2009, 2010, 2011,2016, 2018,
................................... 2064, 2076, 2078, 2079, 2111, 2123
Nikko ........................................................................... 2014
Noblex ......................................................................... 2013
Olympus ...................................................................... 2021
Optimus ............................................................. 2014, 2132
Optonica ...................................................................... 2096
Panasonic .................. 2021, 2022, 2109, 2125, 2126, 2127
Pentax .................................. 2016, 2055, 2056, 2107, 2120
Pentex Research .......................................................... 2018
Philco ............................................. 2021, 2022, 2062, 2063
Philips ............................................ 2021, 2062, 2096, 2124
Pilot .............................................................................. 2014
Pioneer ................................ 2010, 2055, 2080, 2081, 2123
Portland ......................................... 2016, 2017, 2019, 2110
Proscan .................................................... 2000, 2001, 2131
Protec ........................................................................... 2061
Pulsar ........................................................................... 2104
Quarter ........................................................................ 2011
Quartz .......................................................................... 2011
Quasar ..................................................... 2021, 2022, 2125
RCA ................. 2000, 2001, 2003, 2013, 2021, 2055, 2056,
............. 2082, 2083, 2084, 2085, 2086, 2087, 2088, 2089,
............... 2090, 2091, 2107, 2115, 2120, 2125, 2131, 2133
Radioshack/Realistic .................... 2011, 2013, 2014, 2021,
............... 2022, 2023, 2026, 2029, 2049, 2050, 2096, 2132
Radix ............................................................................ 2014
Randex ......................................................................... 2014
Ricoh ............................................................................ 2128
Runco .......................................................................... 2104
Samsung .................... 2005, 2013, 2015, 2033, 2053, 2112
Sanky ................................................................. 2104, 2132
Sansui ............................................ 2010, 2092, 2111, 2123
Sanyo ....................................................... 2011, 2013, 2023
Scott ............................................... 2012, 2015, 2025, 2032
2038, 2065, 2093, 2116
Sears ................................... 2011, 2014, 2021, 2023, 2048,
........................ 2049, 2050, 2051, 2055, 2056, 2107, 2118
Sharp ................ 2017, 2029, 2094, 2095, 2096, 2097, 2131
Shintom ......................................... 2004, 2056, 2061, 2098
Shogun ........................................................................ 2013
Signature ...................................................................... 2131
Singer ....................................................... 2021, 2061, 2128
Sony ............................................... 2004, 2098, 2099, 2119
STS ..................................................................... 2021, 2107
Sylvania ............................................................ 2021, 2022,
............................................ 2026, 2062, 2063, 2065, 2124
Symphonic ................................................................... 2026
Tandy ........................................................................... 2011
Tashiko ........................................................................ 2014
Tatung .......................................................................... 2111
TEAC ........................................................ 2026, 2085, 2111
Technics ............................................................. 2021, 2109
Teknika ................................ 2014, 2021, 2026, 2100, 2129
TMK ......................................................... 2013, 2024, 2047
Toshiba ................................................... 2015, 2049, 2051,
...................................................... 2055, 2065, 2093, 2116
Totevsion ........................................................... 2013, 2014
Unitech ........................................................................ 2013
Vector Research ............................. 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016
Victor ........................................................................... 2010
Video Concepts ................... 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2113
Videosonic ................................................................... 2013
Wards ............................................ 2013, 2014, 2015, 2021,
................................. 2023, 2026, 2029, 2055, 2056, 2061,
........................ 2096, 2101, 2102, 2103, 2107, 2116, 2132
XR-1000 ................................................... 2021, 2026, 2061
Yamaha ................................ 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2111
Zenith .................................. 2004, 2098, 2104, 2119, 2128
DVD codes
Programmable for DVD, VPORT
AUX buttons.
Aiwa ............................................................................. 3009
GE ................................................................................. 3000
Hitachi .......................................................................... 3008
JVC ....................................................................... 3002, 3010
Konka .................................................................. 3011, 3012
Magnavox ..................................................................... 3003
Mitsubishi ..................................................................... 3004
Panasonic ..................................................................... 3013
Philips .............................................. 3003, 3019, 3021, 3022
Pioneer ......................................................................... 3005
Proscan ......................................................................... 3000
RCA ...................................................................... 3000, 3001
Sanyo ............................................................................ 3014
Shinco ............................................................................ 3001
Sony ........................................................... 3006, 3015, 3016
Toshiba ...................................................... 3007, 3017, 3020
Zenith ............................................................................ 3018
Audio Codes
Programmable for AUX and VPORT buttons.
RCA and Dimensia
AM/FM ............................................................ 4003,
AUX .........................................................................
Phono ......................................................................
Tape .........................................................................
CD ......................................................... 4007, 4190,
4270
4004
4005
4006
4211
Receivers
Aiwa .............................................. 4261, 4262, 4263, 4264,
......................................................... 4265, 4266, 4267, 4277
Denon ............................................................................ 4283
Harman Kardon ........................................................... 4276
JVC ................................................................................ 4268
JVL ................................................................................ 4276
Kenwood ...................................................................... 4269
Onkyo ............................................................................ 4278
Optimus ........................................................................ 4284
Panasonic ............................................................ 4279, 4280
Pioneer ......................................................................... 4275
RCA ............................................................................... 4270
Sherwood ..................................................................... 4282
Sony ........................................................... 4271, 4272, 4281
Technics ............................................................... 4279, 4280
Wards ............................................................................ 4275
Yamaha ................................................................ 4274, 4275
CD Players
ADC ........................................................... 4200, 4201, 4220
Aiwa ..................................................................... 4175, 4203
Akai ............................................................................... 4205
Denon ............................................................................ 4208
Dynatech ...................................................................... 4177
Emerson ........................................................................ 4178
Fisher ......................................................... 4179, 4212, 4213
GE ................................................................................. 4216
Hitachi .......................................................................... 4180
JVC ....................................................................... 4181, 4221
Kenwood ................................................... 4183, 4222, 4224
Luxman ......................................................................... 4225
Marantz ................................................................ 4185, 4226
Mitsubishi ............................................................ 4229, 4230
MCS ............................................................................... 4228
Nakamichi ........................................................... 4232, 4233
NEC ............................................................................... 4184
Onkyo ........................................................ 4186, 4234, 4235
Optimus ..................................................... 4237, 4238, 4239
Panasonic ..................................................................... 4188
Pioneer ................................................................ 4189, 4240
RCA ...................................................................... 4190, 4211
Sanyo ............................................................................ 4250
Sears ............................................................................. 4207
Sherwood ..................................................................... 4243
Sony ........................................................... 4195, 4209, 4244
Teac ........................................................... 4245, 4246, 4247
Technics ........................................................................ 4197
Toshiba ......................................................................... 4231
Yamaha ...................................................... 4198, 4199, 4268
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Chapter 3
Using the TV’s Features
Chapter Overview:
•
About the GUIDE Plus+ System
•
The Channel Banner
•
PIP (Picture-In-Picture)
•
Auto Tuning
•
Parental Controls and V-Chip
Changing Entertainment. Again.
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Video
Action
Program
Menu
window buttons information options
About the GUIDE Plus+ System
The GUIDE Plus+ system is an interactive on-screen program guide that lists TV
schedules for your area and allows your TV direct control of a cable box and/or
VCR. You must first set up the GUIDE Plus+ Menu system in order to view this
on-screen program guide (see Chapter 1 for details). Press GUIDE to bring up
the GUIDE Plus+ system.
There are six sections of the GUIDE Plus+ system:
Promotional
information
Channel
listings
•
Video window
•
A row of Action buttons at the top of the screen (1, 2 and 3)
•
Program information
•
A row of menu options (Grid, Sort, News, Schedule, Messages, Promotions,
Channels, Setup)
•
Promotional information
•
Channel listings
Note: The GUIDE Plus+ system screens illustrated in this book are representations
of what you are likely to see. Not all channels, programs, and GUIDE Plus+
information depicted will be available in your area.
New features and options can be downloaded to the GUIDE Plus+ system, so these
too are subject to change.
Downloading Data
Tip
Since the program information provided by the
GUIDE Plus+ system is based on your locale, you will
need to run Setup again if you move to a different
zip or postal code.
The GUIDE Plus+ system is not available until it completes its first download of
program listings. When the power is turned off, the TV locates a “host channel”
that carries GUIDE Plus+ system data containing program schedule and channel
lineup information. A channel lineup is the list of stations and their respective
channels.
To ensure that your first download of data is complete, you should leave your
TV off overnight. Downloads occur several times a day. The TV must be turned
off for GUIDE Plus+ system data to download.
If the TV loses power or is unplugged, GUIDE Plus+ system program listings
may be lost. When power is restored, make sure the setup information is still
correct. The GUIDE Plus+ system will receive updated program information
during the next scheduled download.
Channel Lineup
If more than one cable company services your area, you may be prompted with
STEP 5: Choosing Your Channel Lineup after the first GUIDE Plus+ system
download. You will need to identify your cable company by selecting the
correct channel numbers for the stations in question.
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Use the up and down arrow buttons to change the channel group and
press OK when the correct channel group is highlighted.
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Getting In & Out of the GUIDE Plus+ System
ON OFF
VCR
DVD VPORT
TV
To enter the GUIDE Plus+ system:
AUX SAT•CABLE
MUTE
SKIP
VOL
VOL
CH +
SOUND
GO BACK
GUIDE
INFO
•
Press and hold MENU for 2 seconds on the front panel.
•
Highlight a program and press OK to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and tune
to the channel.
•
Press GUIDE to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and tune to the channel
displayed in the video window.
•
Press CLEAR to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and return to the original
channel.
OK
OK
MENU
CLEAR
Press GUIDE on the remote.
To exit the GUIDE Plus+ system:
CH -
GUIDE
•
CLEAR
3
2
1
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT
ANTENNA
0
REVERSE
PLAY
FORWARD
REC•VCR+
STOP
PAUSE
PIP
SWAP CH CTRL RESET
The GUIDE Plus+ System Menus
The GUIDE Plus+ system offers eight different options on the Menu bar: Grid,
Sort, News, Schedule, Messages, Promotions, Channels and Setup. To access the
Menu bar:
Press GUIDE on the remote control to see
the GUIDE Plus+ system. To remove the
program guide from the screen, press
OK, GUIDE, or CLEAR.
1.
Press GUIDE to access the GUIDE Plus+ system.
2.
Press MENU or use the up and down arrow buttons to select the Menu bar
(the Grid Guide appears by default).
3.
Use the left and right arrow buttons to access other menus.
4.
Press OK, or MENU, or use the down arrow button to see the menu options.
Grid Guide
The Grid Guide appears each time you enter the GUIDE Plus+ system. It
displays the current programming for each channel. The current program is
displayed in the video window.
•
Press the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to browse channel
listings and the channel up and down buttons to page through the listings.
Use the right and left arrow buttons to browse future program listings.
•
To tune to a channel, highlight the program you want to view in the
channel listing and press OK. Press CLEAR to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system
and return to the original channel. Press GUIDE to exit the GUIDE Plus+
system and tune to the channel in the video window.
Then use the Grid Guide Action Buttons as described next.
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Grid guide
menu
selection
Grid guide
action buttons
Grid Guide Action Buttons
Action buttons will change according to where you are in the GUIDE Plus+
system. Be sure to look at the action bar before pressing the
command numbers.
When highlighting the program, the following Action buttons appear:
•
Watch Press 1 on the remote to place a timer in the Schedule for the TV to
turn on and tune to the program highlighted in the channel listing. When
the TV turns on, the GUIDE Plus+ system will automatically appear with the
scheduled program highlighted and tuned in the video window.
•
Go To Press 2 on the remote to bring up the direct dial box and enter the
number of the channel you want. Press OK to highlight the channel and
current program in the channel listing of the Grid guide. Press OK again to
tune to the highlighted channel. If the video window is unlocked, it will
automatically tune to the channel.
•
Record Press 3 on the remote to place a timer in the Schedule for the VCR
to record the program highlighted in the channel listing.
If you have a cable box, changing channels on the TV will not cause the
cable box channel to change while recording.
Record will only appear if you have set up the GUIDE Plus+ system and
specified your VCR type.
The program information window will display a confirmation when you have
successfully scheduled a program to watch or record.
Note: If you have selected two programs to watch or record which begin at the
same time or overlap, you will receive a timer conflict message. You must choose
between the two programs.
When highlighting the Channel names (the left column on the channel listing),
the following Action buttons appear:
Tip
Press the PIP button to lock or unlock the video
window when the GUIDE Plus+ system is on the
screen.
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•
Lock/Unlock Press 1 to lock or unlock the video window to either stay at
one channel as you browse the GUIDE Plus+ system (lock) or change as
you browse through different channels (unlock).
•
Go To Press 2 on the remote to bring up the direct dial box and enter the
number of the channel you want. Press OK to highlight the channel and
current program in the channel listing of the Grid Guide. If the video
window is locked, press OK to tune to the highlighted channel. If the video
window is unlocked, it will automatically tune to that channel.
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Sort menu
selection
Sort
The Sort menu lets you browse programs by category. The channel to which
you are currently tuned is displayed in the video window.
To Sort:
1.
If the GUIDE Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your
remote control.
2.
Press MENU on the remote to select the Menu bar.
3.
Use the arrows to highlight Sort. When Sort is highlighted for the first time,
the Movies category is displayed. Thereafter, the last category used becomes
the default. A listing of subcategories is displayed below the category name.
Use the left and right arrows to highlight other categories.
4.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight a subcategory. For
example, highlight All and press OK (the GUIDE Plus+ system sorts
the programs).
5.
Press the up and down arrow buttons to review the list one program at a
time. Press the channel up and down to review the list one page at a time.
6.
Select MENU to return to the menu bar, or press GUIDE or CLEAR to exit
the GUIDE Plus+ system.
Categories
Then use the Sort Menu Action Buttons as described next.
Sort Menu Action Buttons
When viewing the results of a Sort, the following Action buttons appear:
•
Watch Press 1 on the remote to place a timer in the Schedule, and then
follow the on-line help for further options. Placing a timer in the Schedule
will cause the TV to turn on and tune to the program highlighted in the
Channel listing at the predetermined time.
•
Record Press 3 on the remote to set the VCR to record the program
highlighted in the channel listing. If you have a cable box, changing TV
channels will not cause the cable box channel to change while recording.
The program information window will display a confirmation when you have
successfully scheduled a program to watch or record.
Notes: If you have selected two programs to watch or record which begin at the
same time or overlap, you will receive a timer conflict message. You must choose
between the two programs.
Be sure that during the GUIDE Plus+ system setup you specified that you have a
VCR.
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News menu
selection
News
The News menu lets you browse current news stories by headline.
Schedule menu
action buttons
Schedule menu
selection
1.
If the GUIDE Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your
remote control.
2.
Press MENU on the remote control to select the menu bar.
3.
Use the arrows to highlight News (if MSNBC is available on your TV, it will
appear in the video window).
4.
Use the up and down arrows to highlight a story.
•
Use the up and down arrows to browse the list one story at a time.
•
Use the channel up and down to browse through the list one page at
a time.
5.
Press the right arrow button to see full text.
6.
If there are multiple pages of text, press the right or left arrow button to
page forward or back through the pages of text. Press the down arrow to
view the next story.
7.
Select MENU to return to the Menu bar, or press GUIDE or CLEAR on the
remote to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system.
Schedule
The Schedule menu allows you to alter timers for either viewing or recording
programs. The GUIDE Plus+ system allows one-touch VCR recording if you
have connected the G-LINK cable to your VCR. See Chapter 1 for more details
on connecting the G-LINK cable.
To schedule a program to watch or record:
1.
If the GUIDE Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your
remote control.
2.
Press MENU on the remote to select the Menu bar.
3.
Highlight a program within the Channel listing.
4.
Select Watch or Record from the Action buttons bar. The timer is then
automatically logged into the Schedule menu.
5.
If you select Record, make sure to place a blank tape in the VCR and turn
it off.
Note: If you have a cable box connected to your TV and VCR, tune your VCR to the
cable box output channel prior to turning off the VCR.
The program information window will display a confirmation when you have
successfully scheduled a program to watch or record.
Note: If you have selected two programs to watch or record which begin at the
same time or overlap, you will receive a timer conflict message. You must choose
between the two programs.
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To remove or change the frequency (daily, once, or weekly) of a scheduled
event, access the Schedule menu from the Menu bar.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press GUIDE to bring up the GUIDE Plus+ system.
Press MENU on the remote to select the Menu bar.
Use the arrows to highlight the Schedule menu selection.
Use the up and down arrows to highlight the program you want to edit.
Then use the Schedule Menu Action Buttons as described next.
Schedule Menu Action Buttons
When viewing the Schedule menu the following Action buttons appear:
•
Remove Highlight the Watch or Record timer you wish to remove from
the schedule and press 1 on the remote.
•
Change Highlight the Watch or Record timer you wish to change and
press 3 on the remote to toggle the frequency between the following
choices:
DAILY
records the same program each day Monday through Friday.
ONCE records only on that day.
WEEKLY
Messages menu
selection
records the program each week at the same time.
Messages
Occasionally you will receive messages regarding your GUIDE Plus+ system, as
well as special programming information. You can access these messages from
the Messages menu on the Menu bar.
To read messages:
1. If the GUIDE Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your
remote control.
2.
Press MENU on the remote to select the Menu bar.
3.
Use the arrows to highlight the Messages menu selection.
4.
Highlight the message you want to read by using the up and
down arrow buttons.
5.
Press INFO to display the full text of the message. If the text continues
beyond the screen, press INFO to view the next page of text. Once you
have reached the end of the message, press INFO to close the expanded
information and return to the Messages screen.
Then use the Messages Menu Action Button as described next.
Messages Menu Action Button
When viewing the Messages menu the following Action button appears:
•
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Remove Highlight the message you want to delete and press 1 on
the remote.
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Channels menu
action buttons
Channels menu
selection
Channels
You can customize the channel listing by enabling or disabling the display of
certain channels. For instance, you may disable channels that you never watch.
You can restore disabled channels at a later point in time.
1.
If the Guide Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your
remote control.
2.
Press MENU to select the Menu bar.
3.
Use the right and left arrows to highlight the Channels menu selection.
4.
Use the up and down arrows to select a channel.
Then use the Channels Menu Action Buttons as described next.
Channels Menu Action Buttons
While browsing the Channels menu, the following Action buttons appear:
•
Cancel Press 1 on the remote to cancel any changes you made since
entering the Channels Menu.
•
Change Press 2 on the remote to change the channel number for the
highlighted channel line.
•
On/Off Press 3 on the remote to toggle the state of the channel between
On and Off.
Setup
The Setup menu allows you to access the GUIDE Plus+ system setup information. To access the
Setup option:
1.
If the Guide Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your remote control.
2.
Press MENU to select the Menu Bar.
3.
Use the right arrow to highlight the Setup menu selection.
4.
Use the up and down arrows to select Change system settings, Review options, or
View demo.
•
Change system settings
system setup are correct.
• Review options
Confirms the settings you completed in the GUIDE Plus+
Displays the GUIDE Plus+ auto display options.
On Automatically displays the GUIDE Plus+ system when you press the ON•OFF
button on the remote control.
Off Disables the GUIDE Plus+ system from being displayed when you press the
ON•OFF button on the remote control.
•
View demo Runs the GUIDE Plus+ system demonstration.
Note: If you have not completed your GUIDE Plus+ system setup, these options will not be available. A
screen will prompt you to complete your setup.
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How to Get More Information About an
Advertisement or a Program
To find out more information about a program, advertisement or special, use
the left arrow button to highlight the channel listing or promotional
information box.
Requesting more information about a particular show displays the PlusCode
programming number and the Shows on Next for that channel.
Press the INFO button to exit the expanded information screen.
Promotional information
Promotions
The Promotions menu displays a list of all the promotions available through the
GUIDE Plus+ system. Highlight the Promotions menu and then use the down
arrow to scroll through the list. When the promotion you want to view is
highlighted, press INFO (the promotional information appears on-screen). Press
the right arrow to return to the Promotions list.
TV MAIN MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
Audio
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
Parental Controls
GUIDE Plus+ Menu
Setup
GUIDE PLUS+ MENU
Exit
1 GUIDE Plus+ Setup
2 GUIDE Plus+ Label
3 Continuous Demo
0 Exit
GUIDE Plus+ Menu Items
The GUIDE Plus+ Menu gives you access to features in the GUIDE Plus+ system.
To access the GUIDE Plus+ Menu:
1. Press MENU on the remote.
2. Highlight GUIDE Plus+ Menu and press OK.
Each menu and the sub-menus are listed below:
GUIDE Plus+ Setup Displays STEP 4: Confirming Your Settings screen of the
GUIDE Plus+ system setup.
Yes, everything is correct Confirms the settings you completed in the
GUIDE Plus+ system setup are correct.
Yes, but my channel lineup is incorrect Displays STEP 5: Choosing Your
Channel Lineup screen, allowing you to change your lineup if it is incorrect.
No, repeat setup process Begins the GUIDE Plus+ system setup.
GUIDE Plus+ Label Displays the GUIDE Plus+ label menu.
On Displays the station name when you change channels.
Off The station name isn’t displayed when you change channels.
Continuous Demo Runs the GUIDE Plus+ system demonstration until it is
turned off. To turn off the demonstration you must turn off the TV.
Note: If you have not completed your GUIDE Plus+ system setup, these options will
not be available. A screen will prompt you to complete your setup.
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12:01
ESPN
60
SAP PIP VID
Channel Banner
There are several indicators that might appear when you press the TV or INFO
buttons on the remote. This display is called the Channel Banner. The following
list describes the items on the Channel Banner screen (left to right and top to
bottom).
00:00
12:01
Displays the current time.
The lock is displayed to indicate when the Parental Controls
are locked or unlocked.
Sample displays on a Channel Banner.
Displayed when Closed Captioning is available on the
current channel.
ESPN
Displays the label assigned to the current channel.
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Displays the current channel or input channel.
Mute is displayed when you mute the audio.
Stereo is displayed when the current channel is broadcasting
in Stereo.
SAP
Displayed when the current channel is broadcasting SAP
(Second Audio Program) information.
PIP VID
Displays the current PIP channel.
Displayed when the Sleep Timer has been set.
00:00
Displayed to count down time left on the commercial skip
(SKIP) timer.
The PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Feature
The PIP (Picture-In-Picture) feature lets you display a second, smaller picture on top of the
main picture. You can surf through channels within the PIP window.
How to Use PIP
1.
Tune to the channel you want to watch,
2.
Press the PIP button (the PIP window appears with the same picture in it as the main
picture).
3.
If you want to change channels in the PIP window, press the CH CTRL button. Then press
the CH+ or CH- button to change channels in the PIP window. To switch the picture in the
PIP window to the main picture, press SWAP.
4.
To make the PIP window disappear, press PIP.
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PIP Buttons: General Explanation
ON OFF
VCR
DVD VPORT
TV
The buttons on the remote control that you’ll use for the PIP feature are
explained below:
AUX SAT•CABLE
MUTE
SKIP
PIP Press the PIP button to make the PIP window appear on the screen. Press
PIP again to remove the window.
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH SOUND
GO BACK
GUIDE
Arrow
buttons
MENU
CLEAR
3
2
1
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT
ANTENNA
0
PIP
buttons
REVERSE
PLAY
FORWARD
REC•VCR+
STOP
PAUSE
PIP
Note: If you selected Alternate with PIP button in the PIP Closed-Caption Display
menu, press the PIP button when the PIP window is on the screen to see closedcaptioning in the PIP window.
INFO
OK
SWAP CH CTRL RESET
The buttons on the remote control that
operate the PIP feature include: the four
arrow buttons, CH CTRL, PIP, and SWAP.
Arrow buttons (left, right, up, and down) Move the PIP window to
different areas of the screen.
CH CTRL (channel control) Lets you switch channel control between the PIP
window and the main picture. To determine whether the remote control is the
PIP picture or the main picture, look at the TV screen: the yellow channel
number is the one you are controlling. Press CH CTRL to change which picture
you’re controlling.
SWAP Switches, or “swaps,” where the two pictures appear on the TV screen.
The smaller PIP picture swaps to the main screen and the main picture goes to
the little PIP window.
Skip to PIP: Channel Surfing in the Main Picture
You can surf through the channels during commercial breaks using the SKIP
and CH (channel) buttons.
1.
Press SKIP to set the commercial skip timer on the channel you are
watching (PIP window appears).
2.
Press the CH+ or CH- button to surf through the channels in the main
picture. When the SKIP feature times out, the main picture tunes to the
original channel automatically and the PIP window disappears.
How To Use PIP With A Cable Box
1.
The TV must be on. Tune to the channel you want to watch.
2.
Press the PIP button on the remote (the PIP window appears with the
same picture in it as the main picture).
3.
Turn on the VCR.
4.
If the picture gets fuzzy, press the TV/VCR button on the VCR.
5.
To see a different picture in the PIP window:
6.
•
Press the TV button on the remote control.
•
Press the INPUT button on the remote until you see the picture that’s
coming from the VCR (PIP VID appears on the screen).
To change the picture in the PIP window, you need to change the channel
on the VCR because the VCR is the second signal source.
Press the channel buttons on the VCR or on the VCR’s remote control.
7.
To change the channel in the main picture, press CH CTRL until the main
channel number appears highlighted (yellow). Press the channel up or
down button on the remote control.
Note: Channel up and down tunes to the video input channels when the VID
channel is highlighted (yellow).
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VCR
DVD
TV
AUX SAT CABLE
With the auto tuning feature, you can set
up the TV to tune to the channel you
need to watch by pressing that
component’s button.
TV MAIN MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
Audio
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
CHANNEL
Parental Controls
GUIDE Plus+
Menu
1 Signal Type
Setup 2 Auto Channel Search
Exit 3 List and Labels
4 Auto Tuning
0 Exit
Why You Should Use the Auto
Tuning Feature
The auto-tuning feature automatically tunes the TV to the correct channel for
different components you have connected to your TV (like a VCR, DVD Player,
etc.) When you set up auto tuning in the menu system you don’t have to
remember to change your TV to channel 3, for example, when you want to
watch the tape in your VCR.
How to Set Up the Auto Tuning Feature
The way you set up the auto tuning feature in the TV’s menu corresponds to
the component buttons on the remote and the way you have each component
connected to your TV. When you set auto tuning, you’re telling the TV what
channel to tune to when you press the VCR, DVD, or SAT•CABLE button on
the remote control.
1. Press MENU (the TV MAIN MENU appears).
2.
Highlight Channel and press OK on your remote control.
3.
Highlight Auto Tuning and press OK.
4.
Choose which channel you would like to set:
Set VCR Channel Displays a list that lets you set up the channel that the
TV tunes to when you press the VCR button on the remote.
Set DVD Channel Displays a list that lets you select the channel that the
TV tunes to when you press the DVD button.
Set SAT/CABLE Channel Displays a list that lets you set up the channel
that the TV tunes to when you press SAT•CABLE.
5.
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Highlight the choice that matches the way you have the component
connected to this TV, and press OK.
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SET SAT/CABLE CHANNEL
1
2
3
4
5
6
Not connected
Channel 2
Channel 3
Channel 4
Video Input 1
Video Input 2
The choices and a brief explanation follow:
Not connected Choose this if you don’t have this particular component
connected to the TV, or if you don’t want the TV to automatically tune to the
correct channel when you’re using this component.
Channel 2 (SAT/CABLE only) Component (satellite or cable box) is
connected to the CABLE/ANTENNA jack on the back of the TV, and you want
the TV to tune to channel 2 when you press the SAT• CABLE button on the
remote. Reminder: make sure the component’s Channel 2/3/4 switch is set to
channel 2. Usually this switch is on the back of the component.
Channel 3 Component is connected to the CABLE/ANTENNA jack on the back
of the TV, and you want the TV to tune to channel 3 when you press the
corresponding button on the remote. Reminder: make sure the component’s
Channel 3/4 switch is set to channel 3.
Channel 4 Component is connected to the CABLE/ANTENNA jack on the
back of the TV, and you want the TV to tune to channel 4 when you press the
corresponding button on the remote. Reminder: make sure the component’s
Channel 3/4 switch is set to channel 4.
Video Input 1 Component is connected to the INPUT1 VIDEO jack on the
back of the TV and you want the TV to tune to VID1 Input Channel when you
press the component button.
Video Input 2 Component is connected to the INPUT2 VIDEO jack on the
back of the TV and you want the TV to tune to VID2 Input Channel when you
press the component button.
Note: You should choose Video Input 1 or 2 for your VCR if you connected it to the
TV with audio/video cables.
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
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TV MAIN MENU
Audio
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
Parental Controls
GUIDEPARENTAL
Plus+ Menu
CONTROLS
Setup
Exit1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
2 V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
3 V-Chip Unrated Program Block
4 Channel Block
5 Front Panel Block
6 Lock Parental Controls
0 Exit
Parental Controls and V-Chip
The Parental Controls menu allows you to program your TV so that children
cannot see certain programs, channels, or use the front panel controls.
The first three choices in the Parental Controls menu involve software inside
your TV (referred to as V-Chip) which allows you to block TV programs and
movies based on violence, sex, or other content you may believe children
should not view. In other words, it lets you program your TV so it won’t display
certain programs.
Once you block programs, you or other adults can unblock programs by
entering a password.
By default, the software inside your TV is turned “off,” so if you don’t want to
use this feature, you can just ignore it.
How V-Chip Works
When turned “on,” the V-Chip software reads a code that most broadcasters
send with programs. That code tells the software the program’s age-based rating
(TV-MA, TV-14, etc.) and content themes [(Violence (V), Adult Language (L),
etc.)]. If you have blocked the rating and/or content themes that the program
contains, you will receive the message, “This channel is not approved for
viewing,” when you tune to that particular channel.
Broadcasters are not required to provide content themes, so programs received
with no content themes will only be blocked if you block their age-based rating.
You can also block out programs that have been given a rating of “Not Rated,”
and programs that are considered “unrated” because no code has been sent by
the broadcaster. The TV age-based ratings and content themes you can block
are listed in the following table.
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Age-Based
Rating
TV-MA
TV-14
TV-PG
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
Description and Content Themes for Age-Based Ratings
Mature Audience Only. Specifically designed to be viewed by adults and may be unsuitable for children
under 17. It contains one or more of the following content themes: crude indecent language (L), explicit
sexual activity (S), or graphic violence (V).
Parents Strongly Cautioned. Contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children
under 14. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned
against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended. This program contains one or more of the
following content themes: intensely suggestive dialogue (D), strong coarse language (L), intense sexual
situations (S), or intense violence (V).
Parental Guidance Suggested. Contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children. Many
parents may want to watch it with their younger children. The program contains one or more of the following
content themes: some suggestive dialogue (D), infrequent coarse language (L), some sexual situations (S), or
moderate violence (V).
TV-G
General Audience. Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages. It contains
little or no sexual dialogue (D) or situations (S), no strong language (L), and little
or no violence (V).
TV-Y7
Directed to Children 7 years and older. Designed for children ages 7 and above. It may be more
appropriate for children who have acquired the developmental skills needed to distinguish between makebelieve and reality. Themes and elements in this program may include mild fantasy violence (FV) or comedic
violence, or may frighten children under the age of 7.
TV-Y
All Children. Themes and elements in this program are designed for a young audience, including children
from ages 2-6. It is not expected to frighten younger children.
TV MAIN MENU
Audio
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
Parental Controls
GUIDE
Plus+ CONTROLS
Menu
PARENTAL
Setup
1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
Exit
2 V-Chip
MovieTV
Rating
Limit LIMIT
V-CHIP
RATING
- Content - 3 V-Chip Unrated Program-Block
Rating
Status
D L S V FV
4 Channel
Block
TV-MA
VIEW
V V V
5 Front^ Panel Block
Press
^/v to sControls
elect rating.
6 Lock
Parental
Press MENU to exit.
0 Exit
D L S V FV
RATING
TV-MA
TV-14
TV-PG
TV-G
TV-Y7
TV-Y
V-Chip TV Rating Limit
The V-Chip TV Rating Limit lets you decide which TV programs can and cannot
be viewed.
To set TV programming limits:
1. Choose Parental Controls from the Main menu. If Parental Controls have
previously been locked, you must enter your password. If they are not
locked, you will get a message reminding you that your limits will not be
effective until you lock Parental Controls.
2.
Press MENU to continue.
3.
Highlight and select V-Chip TV Rating Limit.
STATUS
View
View
View
View
View
View
V V V
V V V V
V V V V
V
4. Once you get to the V-Chip TV Rating Limit screen, use the arrow buttons
and OK on your remote to change the status of a TV program rating or
content theme from View to Block.
The following sections give you more details about how to change the status of
TV program limits.
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The V-Chip Rating Limit Screen
The following is an example of where items are located within the Rating Limit screen.
Rating Status Field
Lets you select whether the status of the age-based rating limit to
the left is View or Block.
Content Themes
V-CHIP TV RATING LIMIT
- - Content - -
Rating
TV-MA
Rating Field
Lets you select from a
list of age-based ratings
you can block or view.
Status
VIEW
D L S V FV
V V V
^
Press ^/v to select rating.
Press MENU to exit.
D L S V FV
RATING
STATUS
V V V
View
TV-MA
V V V V
TV-14
View
V V V V
TV-PG
View
TV-G
View
V
TV-Y7
View
TV-Y
View
Lists the content themes you
can block or view.
Content Status Fields
Lets you select which
content themes to view for
the selected rating, and
whether the status of the
content theme is currently
View (V) or Block (B).
Rating Settings Area
Lets you see the current block/view state of age-based ratings and
associated content. The View (V) settings are coded in green, and the
Block (B) settings are coded in red.
Rating
field
Rating
status field
Content
status fields
V-CHIP TV RATING LIMIT
- - Content - -
Rating
TV-PG
Status
D L S V FV
Block
B B B B
^
Press ^/v to view programs with
this rating. Press MENU to exit.
D L S V FV
RATING
STATUS
B B B
TV-MA
Block
B B B B
TV-14
Block
B B B B
TV-PG
Block
TV-G
View
V
TV-Y7
View
TV-Y
View
Tip
When you change the status of a rating to Block,
the system will automatically block higher ratings
and all corresponding content themes.
Blocking Age-Based Ratings
You can automatically block all program ratings above a specified age-based
rating level. For example, if you only want your child to watch programs that
have a TV-G rating and lower (in other words, you want the child to watch
TV-G, TV-Y7, and TV-Y), then you need to block out other programming with
higher ratings.
To block programs with higher ratings:
1.
First, determine the lowest level rating you don’t want the child to watch
(see chart of age-based ratings on next page).
2.
Press the left and right arrow buttons to highlight the Rating field.
3.
Press the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to scroll through the
age-based rating limits. Keep scrolling until the rating corresponding with
the lowest rating you do not want the child to watch appears on the screen.
In the example discussed above, you would scroll through the Rating field
until TV-PG appears, since the highest rating you want the child to watch is
TV-G.
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Hierarchy of Age-Based Ratings
TV-MA
Mature Audience Only
TV-14
Parents Strongly Cautioned
TV-PG
Parental Guidance Suggested
TV-G
General Audience
TV-Y7
Directed to Children 7 years
and older
TV-Y
All Children
4.
Press the right arrow button to move the yellow highlight to the
Status field.
5.
Press the up or down arrow button to toggle between View and Block. The
status for the rating listed to the left and all higher ratings automatically
changes to Block (and B).
6.
Press OK on the remote to return to the menu or exit the screen when you
are finished.
7.
Select Lock Parental Controls from the Parental Controls menu. Enter a
password, and if you have not already set your password, you will be
prompted to enter it again to confirm.
Tip
To reset the ratings to View and V, press the RESET
button on the remote.
Rating
field
Rating
status field
Content
status fields
V-CHIP TV RATING LIMIT
- - Content - -
Rating
TV-14
Status
View
D L S V FV
V V V V
^
Press ^/v to block programs with
this rating. Press MENU to exit.
D L S V FV
RATING
STATUS
B B B
TV-MA
Block
V V V V
TV-14
View
B B B B
TV-PG
Block
TV-G
View
V
TV-Y7
View
TV-Y
View
Viewing Age-Based Ratings
After you block age-based ratings, you have the option of changing some of the
ratings back to View.
1.
Determine which blocked rating you want to view.
2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to select the rating with a status
of Block.
3.
Press the right arrow button to move the yellow highlight to the rating
status field.
4.
Press the up button to select View.
Notes: The content status fields corresponding to the unblocked rating become
View as well. They and the age-based rating status are the only fields that
automatically change back to View when you complete this process.
You must remember to lock Parental Controls for rating limits to take effect.
Content Themes
D
Sexually explicit dialogue
L
Adult language
S
Sexual situations
V
Violence
FV
Fantasy Violence
TV-Y
All Children
Blocking Specific Content Themes
You can block programs based on their content. (Content is represented by the
D, L, S, V, FV and TV-Y on your screen. See the beginning of this section for
details.) When you block a content theme for a particular rating, you
automatically block that content theme for higher rated programs as well.
For example, if you do not want your child to watch programs that have adult
language (L) rated TV-PG or higher, then you could block out all programming
TV-PG and above containing adult language.
(Steps explained on next page)
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Rating
field
Rating
status field
Content
themes
V-CHIP TV RATING LIMIT
- - Content - -
Rating
TV-PG
Status
View
D L S V FV
V B V V
^
Press ^/v to view programs with
this content for this rating.
D L S V FV
RATING
STATUS
B V V
TV-MA
View
V B V V
TV-14
View
V B V V
TV-PG
View
TV-G
View
V
TV-Y7
View
TV-Y
View
Content
status fields
To block program content:
1.
Determine the lowest level of content you don’t want the child to watch.
2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to scroll through the
age-based ratings until the rating that corresponds with the lowest content
you do not want the child to watch appears. (In the example above, you
would scroll through the ratings until the TV-PG rating appeared.)
3.
Press the right arrow button to move the highlight to the field
corresponding with the content theme you want to block out.
4.
Press the up or down arrow button to change content status from V to B.
All higher ratings’ content theme will automatically change to B.
5.
Press OK to return to the menu or exit the screen.
Notes: Broadcasters are not required to provide content themes or age-based
ratings. Programs received with no content themes will only be blocked if you block
their age-based rating.
You must remember to lock Parental Controls for rating limits to take effect.
Rating
field
Content
themes
Rating
status field
V-CHIP TV RATING LIMIT
- - Content - -
Rating
TV-14
Status
View
D L S V FV
V V V V
^
Press ^/v to block programs with
this content for this rating.
D L S V FV
RATING
STATUS
B V V
TV-MA
View
V V V V
TV-14
View
V B V V
TV-PG
View
TV-G
View
V
TV-Y7
View
TV-Y
View
Content
status fields
Viewing Specific Content Themes
If you block specific content themes, you have the option of going back and
changing some of the content themes back to (V) View:
1.
Determine the content themes you want to change to (V) View.
2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to scroll through the age-based ratings
until the rating whose content theme you want to change to View appears.
3.
Press the right arrow button to move the yellow highlight to a particular
content theme status, such as the B under language (L) corresponding with
TV-14.
4.
Press the up or down arrow button to change its status back to V. Your
child would then be able to watch programs with TV-14 adult language
content, but not programs with TV-PG or TV-MA language content.
Note: Only the content theme status corresponding to TV-14 (L) language changes
to (V) View. Higher rated content themes, such as that for TV-MA language, do not
change.
PARENTAL CONTROLS
1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
2 V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
3 V-Chip
UnratedMOVIE
ProgramRATING
Block
V-CHIP
LIMIT
4 Channel Block
Rating
Status
5 Front Panel
Block
PG-13
Block
^
6 Lock Parental
Press ^/vControls
to view programs with
0 Exit this rating. Press MENU to exit.
RATING
NR
X
NC-17
R
PG-13
PG
G
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STATUS
Block
Block
Block
Block
Block
View
View
V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
You set movie rating limits by blocking movies rated above a specified level.
How to block movie ratings and view movie ratings is explained in the next two
sections.
To access the V-CHIP MOVIE RATING LIMIT menu:
1.
Press MENU on the remote control (the TV MAIN MENU appears).
2.
Select Parental Controls (press 6).
3.
Select V-Chip Movie Rating Limit (press 2).
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Rating
status field
Rating field
V-CHIP MOVIE RATING LIMIT
Rating
PG-13
Status
Block
^
Press ^/v to view programs with
this rating. Press MENU to exit.
RATING
NR
X
NC-17
R
PG-13
PG
G
STATUS
Block
Block
Block
Block
Block
View
View
Blocking Movie Ratings
If you only want your child to watch movies that have a PG rating and lower
(in other words, movies rated PG and G), then you could automatically block
out all other movies with higher ratings.
To block movies:
1.
Highlight the Rating field and press the up and down arrow buttons to find
the rating that is the lowest rating you don’t want the child to watch. (In
the example above, you would highlight the rating status button
corresponding to PG-13, since the highest rating you want the child to
watch is PG.)
2.
Press the right arrow button to highlight the rating Status field. Press the up
and down arrow buttons to change the button from View to Block. All
higher ratings automatically change to Block.
3.
Press OK to return to the menu or exit the screen.
4.
If Parental Controls are not locked, you must lock them so the movie rating
limits will take effect.
Note: Some movies may be given a Not Rated (NR) rating. After blocking movie
ratings, you must set NR to View separately to view NR movies.
Rating
status field
Rating field
V-CHIP MOVIE RATING LIMIT
Rating
NC-17
Status
View
^
Press ^/v to block programs with
this rating. Press MENU to exit.
RATING
NR
X
NC-17
R
PG-13
PG
G
STATUS
Block
Block
View
Block
Block
View
View
Viewing Movie Ratings
After you block movie ratings, you have the option of changing some of the
rating status buttons back to View:
1.
Highlight the Rating field and press the up and down arrow buttons to find
the rating you want to view.
2.
Press the right arrow button to highlight the rating Status field. Press the up
and down arrows to change the button from Block to View.
For example, if movies with a rating of PG-13 and higher are blocked, you can
change the rating status corresponding with NC-17. Your child would then be
able to watch all movies with a G, PG, and NC-17 Rating.
3.
PARENTAL CONTROLS
1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
2 V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
3 V-Chip Unrated Program Block
4 Channel
BlockUNRATED PROGRAM BLOCK
V-CHIP
5 Front Panel Block
6 Lock Parental Controls
0 Exit 1 View
2 Block
Press OK to exit the screen, and be sure parental controls are locked.
V-Chip Unrated Program Block
Selecting this option lets you decide if programs that the V-Chip recognizes as
“unrated” can be viewed. Note that “unrated” TV programs may include news,
sports, political, religious, local and weather programs, emergency bulletins,
public announcements, and programs without ratings.
View All unrated programs are available.
Block All unrated programs are not available.
Note: You must remember to lock Parental Controls for rating limits to take effect.
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PARENTAL CONTROLS
1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
2 V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
3 V-Chip Unrated Program Block
4 Channel Block
5 Front PanelCHANNEL
Block
BLOCK
6 Lock Parental
ChannelControls
#
Status
0 Exit
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HEADLN
Block
^
Press ^ or v, keypad, or CH ^/v
to set channel, MENU to exit.
Channel Block
Selecting this option lets you decide what channels can be viewed.
View Makes the selected channel viewable.
Block The front panel and remote control CH (channel) buttons will tune
only to channels that you have marked as View. The remote will still tune
to the blocked channel if you use the digits to access the channel, but the
channel will be blocked.
Don’t forget to lock parental controls after you change the status of Channel
Block. If you do not, the channel block will not take effect.
Note: If you have a digital cable box channels 126-999 can be blocked but will not
be removable from your scan list.
PARENTAL CONTROLS
1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
2 V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
3 V-Chip Unrated Program Block
4 Channel Block
5 Front Panel Block
6 Lock Parental Controls
FRONT PANEL BLOCK
0 Exit
1 Unblock
2 Block
Front Panel Block
Selecting this option lets you block (disable) or unblock (enable) the TV’s front
panel. The remote still tunes to any channel. Front Panel Block can:
•
Keep children from watching TV when the parent is not present.
•
Keep young children from playing with the buttons.
(When using this as a Parental Control method, you should remove access to
any remote that is capable of operating the television while you have the front
panel blocked.)
Don’t forget to lock parental controls after you change the status. If you do not,
the front panel block will not take effect.
PARENTAL CONTROLS
1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
2 V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
3 V-Chip Unrated Program Block
4 Channel Block
5 Front Panel Block
6 Lock Parental Controls
0 Exit
Lock/Unlock Parental Controls
Selecting this option lets you lock and unlock parental controls settings using a
password.
If you do not lock parental controls, none of the settings for V-Chip,
Channel Block, or Front Panel Block will take effect.
If you forget your password, simultaneously press and hold MENU on the
television and volume down on the remote for 3 seconds. Nothing appears on
the screen, Parental Controls simply unlock and you can re-enter a password
via Lock Parental Controls.
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Menu System
Chapter Overview:
•
How to Use Your TV’s Menu System
•
Audio Menu
•
Picture Quality Menu
•
Screen Menu
•
Using Closed Captioning
•
Channel Menu
•
Time Menu
Changing Entertainment. Again.
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How to Use Your TV’s Menu System
You use the buttons on the remote or the front of your TV to access the menu system and
make changes to the settings.
The following pages explain how to use the different types of menus to adjust the features of
your TV.
TV MAIN MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
Audio
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
Parental Controls
GUIDE Plus+ Menu
Setup
Exit
Menus
The first menu is called the Main menu. Press MENU on the remote or on the
front panel to bring up the Main menu. Note that holding MENU for 2 seconds
displays the GUIDE Plus+ system.
Menus take you to another menu or a control panel. There are two ways to
select a choice in a menu:
•
Use your arrow buttons on your remote control to highlight your choice,
and press OK.
•
Press a number button on the remote. For example, in the Main menu press
3 to go straight to the Screen menu.
Tip
Feel free to explore the menu system. If you’re ever
unsure where you are in the menu system, or you’re
just plain tired of exploring, press CLEAR to remove
the menus from the screen and start over again.
TV MAIN MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
Audio
Picture Quality AUDIO
Screen
Channel1 Mute
Time 2 Tone Controls
Parental
Controls
3 Audio
Processor
GUIDE Plus+
Menu
4 Audio
Output & Speakers
Setup 0 Exit
Exit
Exiting a menu
There are three ways to exit a menu:
•
Highlight Exit and press OK.
•
Press 0 on the remote.
•
Press CLEAR. The on-screen displays are cleared from the screen and you
return to TV viewing.
Audio Menu
Mute Press OK to reduce the TV’s volume to its minimum level. Press OK
again to restore the volume.
Tone Controls Displays the slider controls for adjusting the TV’s treble, bass
and balance.
Audio Processor Displays a choice list of available audio modes, which
control the way the sound comes through your speakers. You can also access
the AUDIO PROCESSOR menu by pressing the SOUND button on the remote.
Mono Plays the sound in mono only. Use this setting when receiving
broadcasts with weak stereo signals.
Stereo Splits the incoming stereo audio signal into left and right channels.
Most TV programs and recorded materials have stereo audio. The word
STEREO appears on the TV when you tune to a program that is broadcast in
stereo.
Expanded Stereo Electronically “widens” sound from stereo broadcasts,
stereo VCRs, digital satellite systems, DVD players, and laserdisc players for
a fuller, more spacious sound.
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Sound Logic™ Stereo Reduces the annoying blasts in volume during commercial breaks,
and also amplifies softer sounds in program material. Eliminates the need to constantly
adjust volume control.
Second Audio Program (SAP) Plays the program’s audio in a second language, if one is
available. The word SAP appears on the TV when you tune to a program that is broadcast
with SAP information. SAP audio is broadcast in mono. SAP is also used to broadcast a
program’s audio with descriptions of the video for the visually impaired.
Audio Output & Speakers Displays a choice list that lets you turn the TV’s internal speakers
on or off, and set the audio outputs to fixed-level or variable control level.
Variable Output, Speakers On This setting turns the TV’s speakers on and allows
variable output from the TV’s audio output jacks.
Variable Output, Speakers Off This setting turns the TV’s speakers off and allows
variable output from the TV’s audio output jacks to an external component such as a
surround sound amplifier.
Fixed Output, Speakers Off This setting turns the TV’s speakers off and allows fixed
output from the TV’s audio output jacks to an external component such as a surround
sound amplifier. When you choose Fixed Output Off, the TV’s volume control, tone
controls, and mute are disabled.
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TV MAIN MENU
Audio
Picture Quality
Screen PICTURE QUALITY
Channel
Time1 Basic Picture Controls
2 Picture
Presets
Parental
Control
3 Auto
Color Menu
GUIDE
Plus+
4 Color Warmth
Setup
Exit0 Exit
Picture Quality Menu
Basic Picture Controls Displays the five slider controls for adjusting the way
the picture looks.
Contrast Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of
the picture.
Color Adjusts the richness of the color.
Tint Adjusts the balance between the red and green levels.
Black Level Adjusts the brightness of the picture.
Sharpness Adjusts the crispness of the edges in the picture.
When exiting this menu, the Save Personal Picture Preset choice list appears.
You can choose either Yes or No. If you save the settings as a Personal Picture
Preset, the TV stores the settings so you can re-select them quickly if someone
changes the settings.
Tip
To quickly access the Picture Presets menu, press the
RESET button on your remote control.
Note: You can change the picture controls for each component connected to your
Video, Y, PB, PR and S-Video jacks on the back of your TV. The next time you tune to
the component, the picture changes according to the settings you created
previously.
Picture Presets Displays a choice list that lets you select one of three preset
picture settings: Bright Lighting, Normal Lighting, Soft Lighting or Personal
Picture Preset. Choose the setting that is best for your viewing environment.
Auto Color Displays a choice list that lets you turn on the feature that
automatically corrects the color of the picture. (This is especially useful for
tracking realistic flesh tone colors as you switch from channel to channel.)
Choose On or Off, depending on your preference.
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Color Warmth Displays a choice list that lets you set one of three automatic
color adjustments: Cool for a more blue palette of picture colors; Normal; and
Warm for a more red palette of picture colors. The warm setting corresponds to
the NTSC standard of 6500 K.
TV MAIN MENU
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2
3
4
5
6
7
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0
Audio
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
SCREEN
Time
Parental1 Control
Closed-Caption Display
GUIDE Plus+
Menu
2 Closed-Caption
Mode
Setup 3 PIP Closed-Caption Display
Exit
4 PIP Closed-Caption Mode
5 Menu Language
6 Picture Tilt
0 Exit
F32TF720 and F36TF720 Screen
menu
SCREEN
1
2
3
4
5
0
Closed-Caption Display
Closed-Caption Mode
PIP Closed-Caption Display
PIP Closed-Caption Mode
Menu Language
Exit
F27TF720 and MR68TF720
Screen menu
Screen Menu
Closed-Caption Display Displays a choice list that lets you choose the way
closed captioning information is shown on the screen.
Off always
No captioning information is displayed.
On always Captioning information is shown always, when available.
On when sound is muted Captioning information is shown, when
available, whenever the TV’s sound is muted. (To mute the sound, press
the MUTE button.) The captioning information is not displayed when the
sound is not muted.
Closed-Caption Mode Displays a choice list that lets you choose which
captioning mode is used for displaying captioning information.
PIP Closed-Caption Display Displays a choice list that lets you choose the
way PIP closed-caption is shown on the screen.
Off always
No PIP closed-captioning information is displayed.
On always PIP closed-captioning information is always displayed.
Alternate with PIP button Captioning information is shown, when
available, when you press the PIP button on the remote with the PIP
window on the screen.
PIP Closed-Caption Mode Displays a choice list that lets you choose which
PIP closed-captioning mode you want to use to display PIP closed-captioning
information.
Menu Language Displays a choice list that lets you select your preferred
language for the menus: English, Spanish or French.
Picture Tilt (Available only on models F32TF720 and F36TF720) Your TV
has an extra large picture tube that makes it vulnerable to the effects of the
Earth’s magnetic field. You may need to adjust the picture tilt.
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Using Closed Captioning
Many programs are encoded with closed-captioning information, which lets you display the
audio portion of a program as text on the TV screen.
Closed captioning is not available on all channels at all times. Only specific programs encoded
with closed-captioning information are applicable. When a program is closed captioned, the
CC icon is displayed in the channel banner. See Chapter 3 for more information about the
channel banner.
CLOSED-CAPTION MODE
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4
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CC1
CC2
CC3
CC4
Text
Text
Text
Text
Closed-Caption Modes
The TV offers eight closed-captioned modes, including four text modes.
To set the Closed-Caption Mode:
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2
3
4
1.
Select Screen from the Main menu.
2.
Highlight Closed-Caption Mode and press OK (the Closed-Caption Mode
appears).
3.
Highlight your choice and press OK (the Screen menu appears again).
Tip
If you don’t know which Closed-Caption mode to
use, select CC1. CC1 is probably the mode that is
used in your area. CC2, CC3, and CC4 are reserved
for foreign languages, but are rarely used at this
time.
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Note: The Text modes cover nearly half of the picture on the screen to display the
closed-captioned text. Most broadcasters use the CC mode, which displays a few
lines of captions at a time.
Turning off Closed-Caption
1.
Select Screen from the Main menu.
2.
Press OK to select Closed-Caption Display.
3.
Highlight Off Always and press OK. The closed captioning is turned off and
you go back to the Screen menu.
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TV MAIN MENU
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
Audio
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
Parental ControlsCHANNEL
GUIDE Plus+ Menu
1 Signal Type
Setup
2 Auto Channel Search
Exit
3 List and Labels
4 Auto Tuning
0 Exit
Channel Menu
Signal Type Displays a choice list that lets you select the current antenna
type. This option does not appear when the GUIDE Plus+ system is set up.
UHF/VHF Antenna Choose this if you are currently using an off-air
antenna for TV signals.
Cable TV Choose this if you are currently using cable or a cable box for
TV signals.
Auto Channel Search Tells the TV to search automatically for all the channels
available through the antenna input. When the TV finds an active channel, it
places it in the Normal channel list; inactive channels (weak stations or
channels with no signal at all) will be removed from the channel list. If you are
using a cable box and have set up the GUIDE Plus+ system, this option does
not appear.
List and Labels Displays a control panel that lets you edit your Normal
channel list and choose a six-character label for each channel. Follow the onscreen directions to enter your channels and other information.
Tip
To enter a number greater than 99, press and hold
“1” to enter the hundreds digit, then press the two
remaining numbers.
Channel # Use the up and down arrows to scroll up and down through
the channels available via your antenna. You can enter the channel number
directly using the number buttons.
Normal List Only the channels included in the Normal list are available
when you scan up and down using channel up and down. Use the up and
down arrow buttons to indicate whether the channel number indicated is
included (Yes) or is not included (No) in the Normal channel list.
Channel Label Use the up and down arrow buttons to enter a sixcharacter label for each channel. Hold the button down to scroll quickly
through the characters. The TV can store up to 27 labels in memory.
Auto Tuning Displays a choice list that lets you set up the TV to automatically
tune to the correct input channel when you press a component button (VCR,
DVD, or SAT•CABLE) on the remote. Go to Chapter 3 for details about the Auto
Tuning feature.
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2
3
4
5
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7
8
0
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Audio
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
Parental Controls
TIME
GUIDE Plus+ Menu
1 Sleep Timer
Setup
Exit2 Schedule
3 Set Time
0 Exit
Time Menu
Sleep Timer Displays a control panel that lets you select the amount of time
you want to give the TV before it shuts itself off.
Schedule Displays a control panel that lets you set up a schedule for turning
the TV on and off automatically. Reminder: you must turn the schedule On. The
on-screen directions guide you through the steps needed to set the schedule.
Set Time Displays a control panel that lets you enter the current time. The onscreen directions guide you through the steps needed to set the time. If your
GUIDE Plus+ system is set up, it will automatically update your time and this
option will not appear.
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Other Information
Chapter Overview:
•
Troubleshooting
•
Care and Cleaning
•
The Front of Your TV
•
Limited Warranty
•
Accessory Order Form
•
Index
Changing Entertainment. Again.
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Troubleshooting
Most problems you encounter with your TV you can correct by consulting the Troubleshooting list that follows.
Note: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service Representative who will visit your home for a fee to
install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation. For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359.
TV Problems
TV won’t turn on
•
•
•
•
•
Press the TV button.
Make sure the TV is plugged in.
Check the wall receptacle (or extension cord) to make sure it is “live” by plugging in something else.
Something might be wrong with your remote control. Press the POWER button on the front of the TV. If the TV turns on, check the
remote control solutions on page 55.
The front panel controls may be locked (disabled). Use the remote control to unlock the front panel controls by selecting the Front
Panel Block in the Parental Controls menu and choosing Unblock.
Controls don’t work
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If you’re using the remote control, press the TV button first to make sure the remote is in TV mode.
The front panel controls may be locked (disabled). Use the remote control to unlock the front panel controls by selecting the Front
Panel Block in the Parental Controls menu and choosing Unblock.
Unplug the TV for two minutes and then plug it back in. Turn the TV on and try again.
TV turns off while playing
•
•
Scheduled Off function may have been activated. Go to page 52 for instructions.
Electronic protection circuit may have been activated because of a power surge. Wait 30 seconds and then turn the TV on again. If
this happens frequently, the voltage in your house may be abnormally high or low.
TV turns on unexpectedly
•
Scheduled On or Watch from the GUIDE Plus+ system may have been activated. Go to page 32 or 52 for instructions.
Blank screen
•
•
•
Make sure the component connected to the TV is turned on.
Try another channel.
Press RESET, in case the picture controls are set too low.
When I turn on the TV an icon is moving on the screen
•
Make sure you have removed the Demo Pin from the G-LINK jack on the back of your TV.
No sound, picture okay
•
•
•
Maybe sound is muted. Press the volume up button to restore sound.
Maybe speakers are turned off. Check the Audio Output and Speakers control panel in the Audio menu. Go to page 49 for detailed
instructions.
If using S-VIDEO cables to connect a component, remember to also connect the component’s left and right Audio Output Jacks to
the TV’s R-AUDIO-L INPUT1 Jacks.
Can’t select certain channel
•
•
Channel may be blocked or not approved in the Parental Controls menu.
If using a VCR, make sure the TV/VCR button on the VCR is in the correct mode (press the TV/VCR button on your VCR).
Noisy stereo reception
•
The station might be weak. Press the SOUND button on your remote control to change from stereo to mono.
No picture, no sound but TV is on
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Maybe the cable/air setting is set to the wrong position. Select Signal Type from the Channel menu. Go to page 52 for more
information.
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Troubleshooting
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•
•
The channel might be empty — change channels.
If you’re watching your VCR and it’s connected with coaxial cable to the CABLE/ANTENNA jack, tune the TV to channel 3 or 4
(whichever channel is selected on the 3/4 switch on the back of your VCR). Also check to make sure the TV/VCR button on the
VCR is in the correct mode (press the TV/VCR button on your VCR).
If you’re trying to watch content from a component that’s connected to the TV (like a DVD player or VCR), press the INPUT button
on the remote control until the content appears.
Sound okay, picture poor
•
•
Check antenna connections. Make sure all of the cables are firmly connected to the jacks.
Try adjusting sharpness function to improve weak signals. Go to page 49 for more instructions.
Black box appears on the screen
•
Closed-captioning might be on. Check the Closed-Caption Display control panel in the Screen menu. Go to page 50 for more
instructions.
Every time I turn on the TV, the Guide is on the screen
•
The GUIDE Plus+ system automatically appears on the screen when you use the TV button on the remote to turn on the TV. You
can turn off this feature by pressing GUIDE on your remote control and then select the Menu bar. Press the right arrow button to
select Setup. Choose Review options and select OFF.
Can’t see commercial skip timer
•
If closed-captioning is on, skip timer does not stay on-screen. To turn off closed-captioning, go to page 50.
GUIDE Plus+ System Problems
GUIDE Plus+ setup won’t switch to channel 9 for VCR and/or channel 02 cable box
•
•
•
Make sure you have removed the Demo Pin from the G-LINK jack. Check to see if the G-LINK wands are positioned correctly in
front of components’ remote sensors.
GUIDE Plus+ system control of cable box is slower than direct control of the box itself. Keep this in mind when changing channels.
You may have an incorrect GUIDE Plus+ Channel Lineup. The guide may get out of sync with the cable provider. Use the GUIDE
Plus+ Setup in the GUIDE Plus+ Menu to change the zip code to 99999. Turn the TV off for 10 minutes. Use Setup again to change
the zip code back to the correct value. If asked, be sure to select the correct channel lineup from the on-screen list.
Program information doesn’t download
•
•
•
Review your setup information and make sure it’s correct. Press MENU on the remote and select GUIDE Plus+ Setup. Go to page 16
for detailed instructions about the GUIDE Plus+ Setup menus.
The TV must be off to download information. Leave your TV off overnight, for at least 10 hours, to receive the initial download for
your area.
If you’re using a cable box, leave it on so you can receive program information.
Scheduled Watch or Record doesn’t occur
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•
•
•
•
Check Schedule for timer conflicts. Go to page 32 for instructions.
Make sure the wands of the G-LINK cable are placed in front of the remote sensor(s) on the component(s).
Make sure your VCR is turned off during the time you’ve scheduled to record a program because the system turns the VCR on when
it starts recording (if it’s already on when recording starts, the system will turn it off).
Make sure there is a tape in the VCR and that the VCR is connected properly.
Be sure that you set up the VCR in the GUIDE Plus+ Setup menus. If you don’t complete the Configuring for a VCR steps
successfully, the Record option won’t be available. Go to page 19 for detailed instructions.
If a cable box is attached to your TV, make sure you set it up correctly in the GUIDE Plus+ Setup menus. Go to page 17-18 for
detailed instructions.
The Remote Control Doesn’t Work
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•
Something might be between the remote and the remote sensor on the component. Make sure there is a clear path.
Maybe the remote isn’t aimed directly at the component (TV or VCR) that you’re trying to operate.
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•
Maybe remote is not in TV Mode. Press the TV button so remote will control TV.
Maybe batteries in remote are weak, dead or installed incorrectly. Put new batteries in the remote. (Note, if you remove the batteries,
you may have to reprogram the remote to operate other components.)
You might need to drain the remote’s microprocessor: remove batteries and press the number 1 button for at least 60 seconds.
Release the 1 button, replace the batteries, and (if necessary) program the remote again.
PIP (Picture-In-Picture Feature) Doesn’t Work
•
•
If you press INPUT to tune to the component connected to the INPUT2 Y, PB, PR jacks, PIP is not available.
If you press INPUT to tune to the component connected to the VPORT jack, PIP is not available.
Problems with V-Chip/Parental Controls
The rating limits don’t work
•
You must lock the settings. Go to the TV MAIN MENU (press MENU on your remote), select Parental Controls (press 6 on your
remote), select Lock Parental Controls (press 6 on your remote).
I don’t remember my password and I want to unlock the TV
•
If you forget your password, simultaneously press and hold MENU on the television and volume down on the remote for 3 seconds.
Nothing appears on the screen, Parental Controls simply unlock and you can re-enter a password via Lock Parental Controls.
The V-Chip won’t let me watch a program even though it’s not rated as violent.
•
Maybe the movie was given an NR (Not Rated) status. After you block movie ratings, you must set NR to View separately in order to
view movies with an NR rating.
Problems with VPORT Connection
No picture
•
•
•
Press the INPUT button until VPORT appears on-screen.
If using the Component video to VPORT cable, make sure the cables to the other component are connected correctly.
If using the Xbox to VPORT cable, make sure the end labeled TV is connected to the TV and the end labeled XBOX is connected to
the Xbox video game system. No other gaming device can be connected to the TV with this cable.
No sound or poor sound
•
•
If using the Component video to VPORT cable, make sure the red and white cables are connected to the Audio Output Jacks.
If using the digital audio jack on the Xbox to VPORT cable, make sure the cable is fully connected to the jack and the audio receiver.
Care and Cleaning
CAUTION: Turn OFF your TV before cleaning.
You can clean the TV as required, using a soft lint-free cloth. Be sure to occasionally dust the ventilation slots in the cabinet
to help assure adequate ventilation.
The TV’s screen may be cleaned with a soft, lint-free cloth as well. Take care not to scratch or mar the screen. If
necessary, you may use a cloth dampened with warm water. Never use strong cleaning agents, such as ammoniabased cleaners, or abrasive powder. These types of cleaners will damage the TV.
While cleaning do not spray liquid directly on the screen, or allow liquid to run down the screen and inside the TV. Also,
avoid placing drinks or vases with water on top of the TV. This could increase the risk of fire or shock hazard or damage to
the TV.
Caution: Using video games or any external accessory with fixed images for extended periods of time can cause them to
be permanently imprinted on the picture tube (or projection TV picture tubes). ALSO, some network/program logos, phone
numbers, etc. may cause similar damage. This damage is not covered by your warranty.
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The Front of Your TV
Front Panel
If you can’t find your remote control you can use the buttons on your TV to operate many of the TV’s features.
MENU Brings up the TV MAIN MENU. When in the menu system, it selects highlighted items. Also returns you to the
previous menu. Press and hold MENU for two seconds to access the GUIDE Plus+ system.
^
CH
Scans down through the current channel list. When you’re using the TV’s menu system, it acts like the arrow down
button on the remote control.
CH ^ Scans up through the channel list. When you’re using the TV’s menu system, it acts like the arrow up button on the
remote control.
VOL – Decreases the volume. When you’re using the TV’s menu system, it acts like the left arrow button on the remote
control.
VOL + Increases the volume. When you’re using the TV’s menu system, it acts like the right arrow button on the remote
control.
POWER Turns the TV on and off.
L/MONO
PHONES
VIDEO
AUDIO
Front Panel Jacks
R
S-VIDEO
You can access the component you connected to the front of the TV by
pressing the INPUT button on your remote until FRNT (SVIDF if using the
S-VIDEO jack) appears on the screen.
PHONES (Available only on models F27TF720 and MR68TF720)
Allows you to connect headphones to listen to the sound coming from
the TV.
VIDEO (in) Receives video from another component such as a VCR,
camcorder or video game console.
L/MONO and R AUDIO Receives audio from another component such
as a VCR, camcorder or video game console.
Limited Warranty
S-VIDEO (in) Allows you to connect an S-Video cable from another
component. Make sure you also connect audio cables from the
component to the TV.
What your warranty covers:
• Defects in material or workmanship.
For how long after your purchase:
• One year from date of purchase for labor charges.
• One year from date of purchase for parts.
• Two years from date of purchase for picture tube.
The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm
whichever comes first.
What we will do:
• Pay any Authorized RCA Television Service Center the labor charges to repair your television.
• Pay any Authorized RCA Television Service Center for the new or, at our option, rebuilt replacement parts and picture
tube required to repair your television.
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How you get service:
• For 20” screen size: Take your RCA television to any Authorized RCA Television Service Center and pickup when
repairs are complete.
• For screen sizes larger than 20”: Request home or pick up, repair and return service from any Authorized RCA
Television Service Center, provided that your television is located within the geographic territory covered by an
Authorized RCA Television Service Center. If not, you must take your television to the Service Center location at your
own expense, or pay for the cost the Service Center may charge to transport your television to and from your home.
• To identify your nearest Authorized RCA Service Center, ask your dealer, look in the Yellow Pages, or call
1-800-336-1900.
• Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the product is within the
warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service. For rental firms, proof of first rental is also required.
What your warranty does not cover:
• Customer instruction. (Your Owner’s Manual describes how to install, adjust, and operate your product. Any additional
information should be obtained from your dealer.)
• Installation and related adjustments.
• Signal reception problems not caused by your television.
• Damage from misuse or neglect.
• Batteries.
• Customer replacement fuses.
• Damage from images burnt onto the screen.
• A television that has been modified or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional or other commercial
purposes.
• Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage.
• A television purchased or serviced outside the U.S.A.
Product Registration:
• Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your TV. It will make it easier to contact you
should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage.
Limitation of Warranty:
• THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION
GIVEN BY THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY
WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.
•
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE
CONSUMER. THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY
ARE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY
APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
How state law relates to this warranty:
• Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
• This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state.
If you purchased your product outside the United States:
• This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.
Service calls which do not involve defective materials or workmanship are not covered by this warranty. Costs
of such service calls are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
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VH82 (6-ft)
Screw-on Cable attaches to
the round antenna
connectors (called 75-ohm
F-type) on the back of your
VCR or TV. The ends screw
onto the connectors for a
secure connection.
VH89 (6-ft)
Push-on Cable attaches to
the round antenna
connectors (called 75-ohm
F-type) on the back of your
VCR or TV. Ends push on
for a quick connection.
VH81 (3-ft)
Gold-Tipped cable
VH83 (6-ft)
Accessory Order Form
Monaural VCR Dubbing
Cable Double cable that lets
you connect the video and
audio jacks of two VHS
VCRs to duplicate tapes.
Can also be used to connect
a VCR to your TV. Cable is
color-coded and shielded.
Has RCA-type phono plugs
on each end.
Stereo VCR Dubbing Cable
Triple cable that lets you
connect the VIDEO and AUDIO
jacks of stereo components.
Description
Screw-on antenna cable (3-ft)
Part No.
VH81
Price Qty
$3.95
Screw-on antenna cable (6-ft)
VH82
$4.95
Push-on antenna cable (6-ft)
VH89
$5.95
Monaural VCR Dubbing Cable (6-ft)
VH83
$5.95
Stereo VCR Dubbing Cable (6-ft)
VH84
$9.95
Component Video Cables (6-ft)
DT6DC
$24.95
Component Video Cables (12-ft)
DT12DC
$34.95
S-Video Cable (6-ft)
VH976
$7.95
S-Video Cable (12-ft)
VH913
$14.95
2-way Signal Splitter
VH47
$3.95
Amplified Antenna
ANT200
$49.95
Remote Control (CRK76BDL2)
256571
$33.15
Antenna Mixer (not shown)
193984
$11.15
Audio•Video Adapter (not shown)
228449
$4.45
Xbox to VPORT Cable (not shown)
GP641XB $29.99
Component Video to VPORT Cable (not shown) GP650XB $29.99
Prices are subject to change without notice.
Total Merchandise ............................................
$
Sales Tax .............................................................
$
We are required by law to collect the
appropriate sales tax for each individual
state, country, and locality to which the
merchandise is being sent.
Gold-Tipped cable
VH84 (6-ft)
Component Video Cables
Triple cable used to connect
a video source with Y, PR, PB
jacks to the TV.
Shipping and Handling ....................................
$
Total Amount Enclosed ....................................
$
5.00
Use VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card
preferably.
✂
Money order or check must be in U.S.
currency only.
Gold-Tipped cable
DT6DC (6-ft)
DT12DC (12-ft)
Continued on next page.......
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No COD or CASH.
All accessories are subject to availability.
Where applicable, we will ship a superseding model.
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S-Video Cable has multipin connectors on each
end for connecting S-Video
components to your TV.
Charge your order on your VISA,
MasterCard, or Discover Card by
filling in below
USE YOUR CREDIT CARD
VH976 (6-ft)
®
IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number
from your VISA card
VH913 (12-ft)
2-way Signal Splitter
Helps you connect a second TV
or VCR.
My card expires:
IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number
from your MasterCard
Copy Number
above your
name on
MasterCard
s r
r
Splitter VH47
TM
Amplified Antenna
Allows you to quickly switch
from the antenna signal to the
cable or satellite signal without
disconnecting the antenna.
My card
expires:
ANT200
IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number
from your Discover Card
ON OFF
VCR
DVD VPORT
TV
AUX SAT•CABLE
MUTE
SKIP
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH -
My card expires:
SOUND
GO BACK
GUIDE
INFO
OK
MENU
CLEAR
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT
Print or type your name and
address clearly.
This is the remote control that
came packed with your TV.
Replacements or spares can be
ordered as needed.
3
2
1
AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE
(Credit card order will not be processed without signature)
Remote Control
ANTENNA
0
REVERSE
PLAY
FORWARD
REC•VCR+
STOP
PAUSE
PIP
A complete and correct
order will save you days
of waiting.
SWAP CH CTRL RESET
CRK76BDL2
To Order
Name:
To place your order by phone, have your Visa,
MasterCard or Discover Card ready and call the toll-free
number listed below.
Street:
Apt:
Use this number only to place an order for accessory
items listed on this order form.
City:
1-800-338-0376
Zip:
✂
To place your order by mail, detach and mail the
completed order form with credit card information,
money order or check in US currency (made payable to
Thomson multimedia Inc.) to the following address:
Daytime phone number:
Please make sure that both sides of this form
have been filled out completely.
• Allow 4 weeks for delivery.
• All accessories are subject to availability.
• Prices are subject to change.
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State:
Video Accessories
PO Box 8419
Ronks, PA 17573
Chapter 5
Index
A
Labels 52
Lineup 28
Accessories 59
Menu 52
Advanced connections 9, 11
Search 16
Age-Based Ratings 41
Channels menu 34
ANTENNA button 22
CLEAR button 22
Arrow buttons 22
Closed Caption
Audio
Display 50
code list 26
Mode 51
Menu 48
Coaxial cable 7
Out jacks 13
Code list
Output Volume & Speakers
Audio 26
49
Cable Box 25
Processor 48
DVD 26
Audio/Video
Satellite Receiver 25
cables 7
VCR 26
jacks 13
Color Warmth 50
Auto
Connections
Channel Search 52
TV + VCR 8
Color 49
TV + VCR + Cable Box 9
Tuning 52
TV + VCR + DVD Player
DVD Channel 38
11
SAT/CABLE Channel 38 Content Themes 41
VCR Channel 38
Contrast 49
AUX (auxiliary) button 22
B
Backlight button 22
Basic
connections 8
Picture Controls 49
Batteries for the remote 15
Black Level 49
Block
Age-Based Ratings 42
Front Panel 46
Movie Ratings 45
Specific Content Themes 43
V-Chip Unrated Program 45
Buttons, remote control 22
C
Cable Box
code list 25
connecting 9
Cable/Antenna jack 13
Cables
Audio/Video 7
coaxial 7
G-LINK 7
S-Video 7
Y PB PR 7
CC (Closed Captioning) 50
CH + button 22
CH - button 22
CH CTRL (channel control)
button 22
Channel
Banner 36
Block 46
Chapter 5
INPUT2 jacks 13
Interactive setup 16
J
Jacks, 13
AUDIO OUT R/L 13
AUDIO R/L 13
CABLE/ANTENNA 13
Front panel 57
G-LINK 13
INPUT1 13
INPUT2 13
S-VIDEO 13
VIDEO 13
VPORT 13
Y PB PR 13
L
L.E.D. button 22
Labels 52
Language 50
Languages
Selecting 16
Locating remote sensor 14
Lock, Parental Controls 46
ON•OFF button 23
P
Stereo 48
STOP button 23
SWAP button 23
Parental Controls
Locking, Unlocking 46
menu 40
PAUSE button 23
Picture
Presets 49
Quality Menu 49
Tilt 50
PIP (Picture-In-Picture)
button 23
buttons 37
Using 37
PLAY button 23
Promotions 35
T
R
V
Time
Menu 52
Tint 49
Tone Controls 48
Troubleshooting 54
TV button 23
U
UHF/VHF Antenna 52
Unlock, Parental
Controls 46
V-Chip 40
Age-Based Ratings
40
Blocking Movies 44
Content Themes 40
D
Variable Output,
Speakers On, Off
Demo Pin 6
49
M
DVD
VCR
button 22
Memory 52
button 23
S
Channel 38
Menu
Channel 38
code list 26
Audio 48
S-VIDEO
code list 26
Channel 52
connecting 8
cable 7
F
Channels 34
VOL+ button 23
jack 13
Grid Guide 29
SAP 49
VOL- button 23
Finding the sensor 14
VPORT
Language
50
SAT•CABLE
button
23
Fixed
button 23
Messages
33
SAT/Cable
Channel
38
Output, Speakers Off 49
News 32
jack 13
Satellite receiver code list
FORWARD button 22
Picture
Quality
49
25
Front panel 57
W
Schedule 32
Schedule
block 46
Screen 50
menu 32
jacks 57
Warranty 57
Setup 34
time 52
Sort 31
Screen Menu 50
G
Y
Time 52
Second Audio Program
G-LINK
MENU button 22
(SAP) 49
Y PB PR
Menus
cable 7
Set
cables 7
connecting 14
GUIDE Plus+ System setup
DVD Channel 38
jacks 13
jack 13
16
SAT/CABLE Channel 38
Messages menu 33
Time 52
GO BACK button 22
Mono 48
Grid Guide menu 29
VCR Channel 38
Mute 48
Setup
GUIDE button 22
MUTE button 23
GUIDE Plus+ system
GUIDE Plus+ system
Channel Lineup 28
menus 16
menu 34
Downloading Information N
Sharpness 49
28
News menu 32
Signal Type
Setup 16
Normal List 52
Cable TV 52
Number buttons 22
I
UHF/VHF Antenna 52
SKIP button 23
O
INFO button 22
Sleep Timer 52
INPUT button 22
Sort menu 31
OK
button
23
INPUT1 jacks 13
SOUND button 23
Rating Limits
movies 44
TV 41
REC•VCR+ button 23
Remote, batteries 15
Remote sensor 14
RESET button 23
REVERSE button 23
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Visit the RCA web site at www.rca.com
Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only
add delays in service for your product.
IMPORTER: (for Mexico only)
Comercializadora Thomson de México, S.A. de C.V.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 57
Col. Ampliación Granada
C.P. 11529 México D.F.
Telefono: (55) 25 81 53 20
R.F.C. CTM-980723 KS5
EXPORTER:
Thomson multimedia Inc.
10330 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46290
©2002 Thomson multimedia Inc.
Trademark(s)® Registered
Marca(s) Registrada(s)
Printed in USA
TOCOM 15893060
THOMSON