Dear Sceptre Customer,
Congratulations on your new SCEPTRE X32 High Definition LCD Television
purchase. Thank you for your support. To ensure safety and many years of
trouble free operation of your TV, please read the manual carefully before
making any adjustments, and keep them in a safe place for future reference.
We hope you enjoy your new SCEPTRE X32 High Definition LCD Television.
For technical assistance, please call 1800-788-2878 and select option 3 or
email our tech support group at monitor-ts@sceptre.com.
For all other inquiries, please call 1800-788-2878 and select option 4 or
email our customer service group at cs@sceptre.com.
We recommend you register your SCEPTRE X32 HDTV with the enclosed
registration card and mail it in. For peace of mind and to protect your
investment beyond the standard warranty, SCEPTRE offers a two year
extended warranty service for your TV. This plan gives additional coverage
once your standard warranty period runs out. Please call our customer
service group to purchase the extended warranty.
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SCEPTRE X32 HDTV User Manual
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Electricity is used to perform many useful functions, but it can also cause
personal injuries and property damage if improperly handled. This product
has been engineered and manufactured with the highest priority on safety.
However, improper use can result in electric shock and / or fire. In order to
prevent potential danger, please observe the following instructions when
installing, operating and cleaning the product. To ensure your safety and
prolong the service life of your Liquid Crystal Television, please read the
following precautions carefully before using the product.
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug.
A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A
grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The
wide blade and the third prong are provided for your safety. If the
provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at
the plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from
tip-over.
Unplug this apparatus during lightening storms or when unused for long
periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required
when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as powersupply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have
fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This product is designed and manufactured to operate within defined design limits, and
misuse may result in electric shock or fire. To prevent the product from being damaged,
the following rules should be observed for the installation, use and maintenance of the
product. Read the following safety instructions before operating the display. Keep these
instructions in a safe place for future reference.
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To avoid the risk of electric shock or
component damage, switch off the
power before connecting other
components to the X32 LCD TV.
Unplug the power cord before
cleaning the X32 LCD TV. Please use
the included custom bezel cleaning
cloth for cleaning the bezel of the X32
LCD TV only. Do not use a liquid or a
spray cleaner for cleaning the product.
Do not use abrasive cleaners.
Always use the accessories
recommended by the manufacturer to
insure compatibility.
When moving the X32 LCD TV from
an area of low temperature to an area
of high temperature, condensation
may form on the housing. Do not turn
on the X32 LCD TV immediately after
this to avoid causing fire, electric
shock or component damage.
Do not place the X32 LCD TV on an
unstable cart, stand, or table. If the
X32 LCD TV falls, it can injure a
person and cause serious damage to
the appliance. Use only a cart or stand
recommended by the manufacturer or
sold with the X32 LCD TV.
Any heat source should maintain a
distance of at least 5 feet away from
the X32 LCD TV, i.e. radiator, heater,
oven, amplifier etc. Do not install the
product too close to anything that
produces smoke or moisture.
Operating the product close to smoke
or moisture may cause fire or electric
shock.
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Slots and openings in the back and
bottom of the cabinet are provided for
ventilation. To ensure reliable
operation of the X32 LCD TV and to
protect it from overheating, be sure
these openings are not blocked or
covered. Do not place the X32 LCD
TV in a bookcase or cabinet unless
proper ventilation is provided.
Never push any object into the
ventilation slots of the X32 LCD TV.
Do not place any objects on the top of
the Product. It could short circuit parts
causing a fire or electric shock. Never
spill liquids on the X32 LCD TV.
Do not use the X32 LCD TV in a
portrait format (by rotating 90 degrees)
under high temperature environment
(25°C or higher), since this would
retard heat dissipation and would
eventually damage the TV.
The X32 LCD TV should be operated
only from the type of power source
indicated on the label. If you are not
sure of the type of power supplied to
your home, consult your dealer or
local power company.
The power cable must be replaced
when using different voltage from that
specified in the User Manual. For
more information, contact your dealer.
The X32 LCD TV is equipped with a
three-pronged grounded plug, a plug
with a third (grounding) pin. This plug
will fit only into a grounded power
outlet as a safety feature. If your outlet
does not accommodate the three-wire
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plug, have an electrician install the
correct outlet, or use an adapter to
ground the appliance safely. Do not
defeat the safety purpose of the
grounded plug.
Do not overload power strips and
extension cords. Overloading can
result in fire or electric shock.
The wall socket should be installed
near the equipment and should be
easily accessible.
Only the marked power source can be
used for the product. Any power
source other than the specified one
may cause fire or electric shock.
Do not touch the power cord during
thunderstorms. To avoid electric shock,
avoid handling the power cord during
electrical storms.
Unplug the unit during a lightning
storm or when it will not be used for a
long period of time. This will protect
the X32 LCD TV from damage due to
power surges.
Do not attempt to repair or service the
product yourself. Opening or removing
the back cover may expose you to
high voltages, the risk of electric shock,
and other hazards. If repair is required,
please contact your dealer and refer
all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
Keep the product away from moisture.
Do not expose this appliance to rain or
moisture. If water penetrates into the
product, unplug the power cord and
contact your dealer. Continuous use in
this case may result in fire or electric
shock.
Do not use the product if any
abnormality occurs. If any smoke or
odor becomes apparent, unplug the
power cord and contact your dealer
immediately. Do not try to repair the
product yourself.
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Avoid using dropped or damaged
appliances. If the product is dropped
and the housing is damaged, the
internal components may function
abnormally. Unplug the power cord
immediately and contact your dealer
for repair. Continued use of the
product may cause fire or electric
shock.
Do not install the product in an area
with heavy dust or high humidity.
Operating the product in environments
with heavy dust or high humidity may
cause fire or electric shock.
Hold the power connector when
removing the power cable. Pulling the
power cable itself may damage the
wires inside the cable and cause fire
or electric shocks. When the product
will not be used for an extended
period of time, unplug the power
connector.
To avoid risk of electric shock, do not
touch the connector with wet hands.
Insert batteries in accordance with
instructions while using the remote
control. Incorrect polarities may cause
damage and leakage of the batteries,
operator injury and contamination the
remote control.
If any of the following occurs please
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or frays.
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Liquid sprays or any object
drops into the X32 LCD TV.
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The Display is exposed to
rain or other moisture.
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The Display is dropped or
damaged in any way.
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The performance of the
Display changes
substantially.
Operating environment: Temperature:
5°C ~ 35°C, Humidity: 10% to 90%
non-condensing, Altitude: 0~10,000 ft.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Television Antenna Connection Protection
External Television Antenna Grounding
If an outside antenna or cable system is to be connected to the LCD TV, make sure that
the antenna or cable system is electrically grounded to provide some protection against
voltage surges and static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code,
ANSI/NFPSA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and
supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of
the grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes, and requirements of the grounding electrode.
Lightning Protection
For added protection of the LCD TV during a lightning storm or when it is left
unattended or unused for long periods of time, unplug the LCD TV from the wall outlet
and disconnect the antenna or cable system.
Power Lines
Do not locate the antenna near overhead light or power circuits, or where it could fall
into such power lines or circuits.
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Opening the Package
The SCEPTRE X32 is packaged in a carton. Any standard accessories are packed
separately in another carton. The weight of the LCD display is approximately 30.4 lbs.
Since the glass can be easily scratched or broken, please handle the product gently.
Never place the unit on a surface with the glass facing downwards unless it is on
protective padding. When opening the carton, check that the product is in good
condition and that all standard accessories and items are included. Save the original
box and all packing materials for future shipping needs.
Package Contents
SCEPTRE X32 LCD TV Display x 1
TV Stand x 1
User Manual x 1
Power Cord x 1
Warranty / Registration Card x 1
X32 Remote Control (AAA Batteries included) x 1
Audio Cable (Red, and White Connectors) x 1
Component Cable (Green, Blue, and Red Connectors) x 1
Installation
Please read the user manual carefully before performing the installation. The power
consumption of the display is approximately 150 watts. Please use the power cord
designated for the product. When an extension cord is required, use one with the
correct power rating. The cord must be grounded and the grounding feature must not be
defeated. The product should be installed on a flat surface to avoid tipping. Space
should be maintained between the back of the product and the wall for proper
ventilation. If you would like to mount the TV onto the wall, please see page 8 and 11 for
additional information. Avoid installing the product in the kitchen, bathroom or other
places with high humidity dust or smoke, so as not to shorten the service life of the
electronic components. Please ensure the product is installed with the screen in
landscape orientation. Any 90° clockwise or counterclockwise installation may induce
poor ventilation and successive component damage.
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Attaching or Removing the Stand
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Please handle the TV with two or more people. Please locate a large flat surface
(i.e. table) and put a soft cloth (i.e. blanket) on the surface. Please set the TV
facing up on the flat surface so the panel does not get damaged.
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Please connect the stand to the TV and secure the connection with a screw driver
and the 8 screws included in the accessory box.
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You can screw them in from the bottom of the stand. DO NOT over tighten the
screws when installing the stand; otherwise the stand’s threading will become
stripped. Please Note: To disassemble the TV stand, for wall mounting
purposes, please repeat the step 1, but unscrew the 8 screws to remove the
stand.
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Table of Contents
IMPORTANT INFORMATION .......................................................................................................... 2
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................................................................ 3
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................................................................ 4
IMPORTANT INFORMATION .......................................................................................................... 6
Television Antenna Connection Protection ............................................................................ 6
Opening the Package ..................................................................................................................... 7
Package Contents........................................................................................................................... 7
Installation ....................................................................................................................................... 7
Attaching or Removing the Stand.................................................................................................. 8
Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................ 9
Identifying Front and Rear Panel ................................................................................................. 10
Front View................................................................................................................................ 10
Rear View Mounting Pattern .................................................................................................. 10
Side Connection View............................................................................................................. 11
Side Control Buttons............................................................................................................... 11
Rear View Connections .......................................................................................................... 12
SCEPTRE X32 Remote Control .................................................................................................... 13
Installing Batteries to the Remote Control ........................................................................... 14
Connection Suggestions .............................................................................................................. 15
If You Have Digital Cable without Cable Box or Antenna…................................................. 15
Connecting DVD Player with Component YPbPr… .............................................................. 15
Connecting DVD player with S-Video… ................................................................................ 16
Connecting DVD player with Composite… ........................................................................... 17
Connecting Cable or Satellite boxes with HDMI… ............................................................... 17
Connecting to a PC with VGA and 3.5 mm minijack … ........................................................ 18
Connecting a Digital Audio Receiver with Optical SPDIF… ................................................ 19
Ready to Watch Some TV? ........................................................................................................... 20
Starting up the X32 LCD HDTV .............................................................................................. 20
If You Have Connected Antenna or Cable to the TV…......................................................... 20
OSD (On Screen Display) Controls.............................................................................................. 22
Via Remote Control................................................................................................................. 22
Via TV Side Panel Buttons...................................................................................................... 22
OSD (On Screen Display) Options ............................................................................................... 23
PICTURE .................................................................................................................................. 24
AUDIO ...................................................................................................................................... 25
TIME ......................................................................................................................................... 26
SETUP ...................................................................................................................................... 27
LOCK ........................................................................................................................................ 29
CHANNEL ................................................................................................................................ 31
Detailed Explanations ................................................................................................................... 33
Aspect Ratio Explained .......................................................................................................... 33
Closed Captioning (digital and analog) Explained ............................................................... 34
Rating Explained ..................................................................................................................... 34
Shortcuts to Browsing Channels........................................................................................... 35
Preset Modes Explained......................................................................................................... 37
Glossary................................................................................................................................... 37
How do I clean the TV ? .......................................................................................................... 38
Switching Sources .................................................................................................................. 38
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................ 39
Call Us If You Need Help!.............................................................................................................. 42
Specification.................................................................................................................................. 43
LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY ................................................................................................. 45
Disclaimer, Trademarks, & Copyright Information.................................................................... 46
FCC Compliance Statement ......................................................................................................... 47
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Identifying Front and Rear Panel
Front View
INDICATOR LIGHT – The light is red when power is plugged in but the TV is not turned
on. The light turns blue when the TV is turned on.
REMOTE SENSOR – The remote sensor receives all the commands from the remote
control.
Rear View Mounting Pattern
Mounting Specification: 200mm x 100mm using screw M6 (6 mm) diameter screws.
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Side Connection View
AV2 (CVBS) – CVBS connects to devices that use composite video cables such as
VCR or camcorder or video game consoles. Please connect the video portion with the
yellow connector. Do NOT connect both yellow and black video connectors.
AV2 (SVIDEO) – SVIDEO connects to devices such as SVCR or camcorder or video
game consoles. The S-Video connector is associated with AV2’s S-Video. Please
connect the video portion with the S-Video connector. Do NOT connect both video
connectors.
Side Control Buttons
POWER – Turn on the TV by pressing
the button once. Press the button
again to turn off the TV.
SOURCE – This button switches
between all the different sources of the
TV. When the OSD is active, this
button acts as the enter button and
confirms the menu selection.
MENU – This button activates the On
Screen Display (OSD). If a sub-menu
is active, pressing this button will
return selection to the previous menu
level.
CH(▲/▼) – These buttons change the
TV channel up or down. If the OSD is
active, these buttons function as up or
down controls for the menu.
VOL(+/-) – These buttons increase or
decrease the TV’s volume. If a submenu is active, pressing these buttons
will move the selection left or right.
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Rear View Connections
The following descriptions are for connections from left to right.
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HDMI2 – HDMI connects to devices that use HDMI cable, such as Blu-ray or HD DVD
player, or HD cable / satellite set-top box. This connection port receives pure digital
audio and high definition signal through one single cable. This port also can accept a
HDCP video device for video.
HDMI1 – HDMI connects to devices that use HDMI cable, such as Blu-ray or HD DVD
player, or HD cable / satellite set-top box. This connection port receives pure digital
audio and high definition signal through one single cable. This port also can accept a
HDCP video device for video.
VGA - This connection port connects to a PC for video using VGA cable. Be sure to
connect your audio cable to the VGA Stereo input if you want sound out of VGA video
source.
VGA STEREO INPUT - This connection port is for people who want to provide audio to
the TV when using a PC or a DVI video device. The sources use 3.5mm mini-jack audio
cable.
AV1 (CVBS) – CVBS connects to devices that use composite video cables such as VCR
or camcorder or video game consoles. Please connect the video portion with the yellow
connector. Do NOT connect both yellow and black video connectors.
YPbPr – This connection port is for DVD players or satellite / cable set-top boxes that
use component cables. From left to right, connect green, blue, and red for video, and
then connect white for left channel audio, and red for right channel audio.
AUDIO OUT – This connection port is used for sending out analog audio signals to
analog surround sound receivers. The red and white connectors connect to receivers or
self powered speakers with RCA jacks.
AV1 (SVIDEO) – SVIDEO connects to devices such as SVCR or camcorder or video
game consoles. The S-Video connector is associated with AV2’s S-Video. Please
connect the video portion with the S-Video connector. Do NOT connect both video
connectors.
SPDIF OUT - This connection port is used for sending out digital audio signals to digital
surround sound receivers. The black (OPTICAL SPDIF OUT) connector cover needs to
be pulled out and the port sends out either bit-stream or PCM digital sound signal to a
home theater receiver with digital input.
TV – This connection is for digital or analog cable without the cable box or over-theairwave antennas. The tuner is a hybrid tuner that tunes to both analog and digital
channels. This connection uses coaxial RF cable. For over-the airwave digital stations
please check http://www.antennaweb.org.
AC IN - This connection is for providing power to the TV.
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This TV features a power saving function which will turn off the TV automatically
after 5 minutes of idling on a connection with no signal. This feature is present on
all connection.
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SCEPTRE X32 Remote Control
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For universal remotes, this TV follows SONY’s universal remote code. You need to find the
actual code from your cable or satellite or universal remote provider.
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POWER – Turns the TV on or off.
0~9 – Sets the channels.
Dash (-) – Inserts the dash for selecting digital channels directly.
GUIDE – Opens the current digital channel information guide.
CH(+)▲ / CH(-)▼ / VOL(-)◄ / VOL(+)► – Selects and moves the item on screen. CH(+)▲ /
CH(-)▼also functions as channel up and down. VOL(-)◄ / VOL(+)► also functions as
volume up and down.
MENU – Opens / Exits the TV menu.
CC – Cycles between different closed captioning modes.
SLEEP – Sets the Sleep timer.
FREEZE – Freezes the TV picture.
INFO – Shows the TV info.
PICTURE – Selects various preset picture settings
MUTE – Mutes the TV’s audio.
R – Returns to the previous channel.
SOURCE – Gives you a list of your port connections to switch to.
↵ – ↵ acts as enter button for OSD menu and changing channels in conjunction with number
buttons.
EXIT – Exits the TV menu.
ASPECT – Selects different viewing modes of the TV.
ADD – Adds the current channel to the favorites list.
DELETE – Deletes the current channel from the favorites list.
FAVORITE – Gives you your list of favorite channels.
SOUND – Selects various preset sound settings
MTS – Selects stereo, mono, or second audio programming.
Installing Batteries to the Remote Control
Please insert two AAA batteries into the remote control. Make sure that you match the (+) and (-)
symbols on the batteries with the (+) and (-) symbols inside the battery compartment. Afterwards,
re-attach the battery cover.
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Only use AAA batteries.
Do not mix new and old batteries. This may result in cracking or leakage that may pose a fire
risk or lead to personal injury.
Inserting the batteries incorrectly may also result in cracking or leakage that may pose a fire
risk or lead to personal injury.
Dispose the batteries in accordance with local laws and regulations.
Keep the batteries away from children and pets.
If the remote control is not used for a long time, remove the batteries.
Keep the remote control away from moisture, sunlight, and high temperatures.
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Connection Suggestions
If You Have Digital Cable without Cable Box or Antenna…
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Make sure the power of X32 LCD HDTV is turned off.
Connect the Coaxial RF cable from your antenna or digital cable to the TV port on
the back of your X32 LCD HDTV.
Turn on X32 LCD HDTV.
Select TV (Air) for antenna or TV (Cable) for digital cable from either your remote
control’s source button or source button on the TV.
Use the On Screen Display to scan for channels.
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Not all broadcasts are in High Definition (HD). Please refer to your local
broadcasting stations for more information.
The X32 LCD HDTV’s tuner is designed for HDTV therefore requires a
stronger signal than normal TVs. If you cannot achieve that signal level with
your antenna or cable, your X32 LCD HDTV might lose picture or sound.
Connecting DVD Player with Component YPbPr…
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Make sure the power of X32 LCD HDTV and your DVD player is turned off.
Obtain a Component Cable. Connect the green color connector to both your DVD player
and YPbPr’s green connector port on the back of your X32 LCD HDTV.
Connect the blue color connector to both your DVD player and YPbPr’s blue connector
port on the back of your X32 LCD HDTV.
Connect the red color connector to both your DVD player and YPbPr’s red connector
port on the back of your X32 LCD HDTV.
Obtain a RCA Audio Cable. Connect the white color connector to both your DVD player
and YPbPr’s white connector port on the back of your X32 LCD HDTV.
Connect the red color connector to both your DVD player and YPbPr’s red connector
port on the back of your X32 LCD HDTV.
Turn on the X32 LCD HDTV and your DVD player.
Use the remote control’s source button or the source button on the TV to switch to
YPbPr.
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Please reference the DVD player’s manual as well, to make sure the DVD
player is configured to output correctly to the TV.
Connecting DVD player with S-Video…
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Make sure the power of X32 LCD HDTV and your DVD player is turned off.
Obtain an S-Video Cable. Connect the S-Video connector to both your DVD player and
AV’s S-Video connector port on the back of your X32 LCD HDTV.
Obtain a RCA Audio Cable. Connect the white color connector to both your DVD player
and AV’s white connector port on the back of your X32 LCD HDTV.
Connect the red color connector to both your DVD player and AV’s red connector port on
the back of your X32 LCD HDTV.
Turn on the X32 LCD HDTV and your DVD player.
Use the remote control’s source button or the source button on the TV to switch to
AV1(S-Video).
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can only connect either the S-Video port or the Yellow Video connector port.
DO NOT CONNECT BOTH.
Please reference the DVD player’s manual as well, to make sure the DVD
player is configured to output correctly to the TV.
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Connecting DVD player with Composite…
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Make sure the power of X32 LCD HDTV and your DVD player is turned off.
Obtain a Yellow Video Cable. Connect the Yellow Video connector to both your DVD
player and AV’s Yellow Video connector port on the back of your X32 LCD HDTV.
Obtain a RCA Audio Cable. Connect the white color connector to both your DVD player
and AV’s white connector port on the back of your X32 LCD HDTV.
Connect the red color connector to both your DVD player and AV’s red connector port on
the back of your X32 LCD HDTV.
Turn on the X32 LCD HDTV and your DVD player.
Use the remote control’s source button or the source button on the TV to switch to AV1
(CVBS).
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can only connect either the S-Video port or the Yellow Connector port. DO
NOT CONNECT BOTH.
Please reference the DVD player’s manual as well, to make sure the DVD
player is configured to output correctly to the TV.
Connecting Cable or Satellite boxes with HDMI…
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Make sure the power of X32 LCD HDTV and your set-top box is turned off.
Connect a HDMI cable to the HDMI output of your set-top box and the other end to the
HDMI port on the back of your X32 LCD HDTV.
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Turn on the X32 LCD HDTV and your set-top box.
Use the remote control’s source button or the source button on the TV to switch to HDMI.
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configured to output correctly to the TV.
Sceptre’s X32 LCD HDTV supports SONY’s universal remote code.
Please look up SONY’s codes in your universal remote’s hand book.
Connecting to a PC with VGA and 3.5 mm minijack …
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Make sure the power of X32 LCD HDTV and your PC is turned off.
Obtain a 15-pin D-Sub VGA cable; connect to the VGA output of your PC and the
other end to the VGA port on the back of your X32 LCD HDTV.
Obtain a 3.5 mm Mini-jack, connect to the audio out of your PC and the other end
to the VGA Stereo Input port.
Turn on the power of the X32 LCD HDTV and your PC.
Use the remote control’s source button or the source button on the TV to switch to
VGA.
Change your PC resolution to 1920x1080 at 60hz refresh rate.
Press MENU to use the OSD’s SETUP option.
Under the SETUP option select PC function.
Under PC function use AUTO ADJUST to adjust the screen.
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For the best results, please set your PC resolution to 1920x1080 at 60
Hz. Please refer to the PC or graphic card’s manual for further
instructions on how to set your resolution and refresh rate.
Please refer to your PC manual for video output requirements of the
video card.
The VGA port of the TV features a power saving mode which will
automatically turn off the TV, if there’s no signal provided for more than
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Connecting a Digital Audio Receiver with Optical SPDIF…
1.
2.
3.
Make sure the power of X32 LCD HDTV and your receiver is turned off.
Obtain an optical SPDIF cable, connect it to your receiver’s optical
SPDIF digital input and the optical SPDIF connection on the LINE OUT
port on the back of the X32 LCD HDTV.
Turn on the X32 LCD HDTV and your receiver.
Please Note :
•
•
•
If you want pure digital stream for your receiver to decode, you
must also configure the TV’s OSD Sound->Digital Audio Out
function. Make sure the option is on Bit Stream.
If your receiver is making static noises when receiving Bit
Stream, you must use the PCM option instead.
Please reference the receiver’s manual as well, to make sure
the receiver is configured to receive signals correctly from the
TV.
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Ready to Watch Some TV?
Starting up the X32 LCD HDTV
1.
2.
3.
4.
Make sure your power cable is connected and the standby red light in the
front of the TV is lit up.
Check all your connection cables off the side or the back of your TV and also
your AV devices. Make sure they are all connected securely.
Turn on your TV and other AV devices if necessary.
Select the correct source according to the Connecting pages.
If You Have Connected Antenna or Cable to the TV…
If an antenna or cable is connected to your TV’s ATSC/NTSC port, you will need to use
the source button on the remote control or the source button on the right side of the TV
to switch to TV (Cable / Air) and auto-scan for channels.
1.
2.
Open up the OSD by pressing the MENU button on the remote control.
Make sure CHANNEL is highlighted; if not please use the ◄ or ► buttons to
select CHANNEL then press the ▼ direction button to switch to ANTENNA.
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3.
4.
5.
Use the ◄ or ► buttons to select the options AIR or CABLE.
If you have an antenna connected to the X32 LCD HDTV, please select AIR.
If you have cable connected to your X32 LCD HDTV, please select CABLE.
6.
Once you have made the selection, press the ▼ button to highlight the AUTO
SCAN function and press ↵ to start scanning for channels.
Once the scanning is done, you can watch the TV.
7.
Please Note :
•
•
•
Not all broadcasts are in High Definition (HD). Please refer to your
local broadcasting stations for more information.
The cable system should be left to AUTO for the TV to auto detect
which cable system you have.
The X32 LCD HDTV’s tuner is designed for HDTV therefore
requires a stronger signal than normal TVs. If you cannot achieve
that signal level with your antenna or cable, your X32 LCD HDTV
might lose picture or sound.
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OSD (On Screen Display) Controls
Via Remote Control
In order to adjust most of the options inside the On Screen Display (OSD), the picture
below shows all the buttons used on the remote control.
▲ – This button changes the channel
to a higher number and also
functions as up direction in the OSD.
▼ – This button changes the channel
to a lower number and also functions
as down direction in the OSD.
◄ – This button decreases the
volume and also functions as left
direction in the OSD.
► – This button increases the
volume and also functions as right
direction in the OSD.
↵ – This button changes the channel
in conjunction with the number pad
and also functions as enter for
selecting options in the OSD.
– This button opens the
OSD and also exits the OSD
by going to the previous
level of the OSD.
– This button exits the OSD
entirely.
Via TV Side Panel Buttons
In order to provide more than one type of OSD control buttons, the side panel’s buttons
have also been made functional for adjusting the OSD.
MENU – This button opens the OSD
and also exits out of menus.
CH(▲) – This button changes the
channel to a higher number and also
functions as up direction in the OSD.
CH(▼) – This button changes the
channel to a lower number and also
functions as down direction in the
OSD.
VOL(+) – This button decreases the
volume and functions as left direction
in the OSD.
VOL(-) – This button decreases the
volume and functions as right direction
in the OSD.
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OSD (On Screen Display) Options
PICTURE – PICTURE has functions for changing the picture settings for all ports, such
as tint, contrast, sharpness, and saturation.
AUDIO – AUDIO has functions for changing sound settings for all ports, such as SPDIF
type, treble, bass….etc.
TIME – TIME has functions for only the TV tuner port. Some of the functions are sleep,
time zone, daylight saving time.
SETUP – SETUP has functions for PC (when a computer is connected), Zoom Mode
(aspect ratio of the TV’s videos), closed captioning, backlight, and menu opacity.
LOCK – LOCK has functions for blocking channels that children should not watch.
CHANNEL – CHANNEL has functions for the ATSC/NTSC port, such as auto scan,
favorite, show/hide, channel label, DTV signal ….etc.
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PICTURE
This option chooses various picture setting functions for changing picture quality.
1.
2.
3.
Press MENU to open the OSD.
Press ◄ or ► to move to PICTURE and press ↵.
Use ▲ or ▼ to select the one you want to adjust and use ◄ or ► to adjust
them.
•
PICTURE MODE – This function allows you to adjust the video through
preset modes, standard, custom, vivid, and mild.
•
CONTRAST – This function adjusts the white levels in a picture. The
higher the contrast, the less detail you will see in bright white objects.
•
BRIGHTNESS - This function adjusts the black level in a picture. The
higher the brightness, the less detail you will have in dark objects.
•
SATURATION - This function adjusts how strong your picture’s colors
are going to be.
•
TINT - This function adjusts your picture’s overall color with everything
looking green on one end and everything looking red on the other.
•
SHARPNESS – This function adjusts the picture’s sharpness. The
higher the sharpness, the more pixilation a picture will have.
•
COLOR TEMPERATURE - This function adjusts the white color’s overall
balance of white colors in a picture. The function changes the white
color’s overall balance in large increments.
I.
NORMAL – This option will produce a picture with normal
white color.
II.
COOL – This option will produce a picture with overall bluish
color.
III.
WARM – This option will produce a picture with overall reddish
color.
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AUDIO
This option allows users to adjust the TV’s sound functions.
1.
2.
3.
Press MENU to open the OSD
Press ◄ or ► to move to AUDIO and press ↵.
Use ▲ or ▼ to select the option you want to adjust and use ◄ or ► to adjust
them.
•
AUDIO MODE – This function allows you to adjust audio preset modes
custom, standard, sports, speech, movie, and music.
•
BASS – This function adjusts the level of low pitch sound in a TV.
•
TREBLE – This function adjusts the level of a high pitch sound in a TV.
•
BALANCE – This function adjusts the balance of sound level between
the left and right speaker of the TV.
•
SURROUND – This function gives the TV speakers a surround feeling.
•
AVL – This function enables the auto audio balance of TV channels.
•
SPDIF TYPE – This function allows you to choose the digital audio
output’s data type between RAW and PCM.
•
AUDIO LANGUAGE – This function gives you the choice of audio
language depending on the TV station’s support.
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TIME
This option allows user to adjust the TV’s time functions.
1.
2.
3.
Press MENU to open the OSD.
Press ◄ or ► to move to TIME and press ↵.
Use ▲ or ▼ to select the one you want to adjust and use ◄ or ► to adjust
them.
•
SLEEP – This function allows you to tell the TV to auto shut off after the
given minutes. The minute ranges from 10-120 minutes.
•
TIME ZONE – This function allows you to select the time zone you are
located in.
•
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME – This function allows you to select whether
you are under daylight saving time.
•
DATA/TIME – This function shows you the date / time. This is not
adjustable since it is synced to your local station’s date / time.
Please Note:
•
The data/time can only sync when you have connected an antenna to
the TV’s tuner.
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SETUP
This option allows user to adjust the TV’s miscellaneous options such as PC, closed
captioning, zoom mode, backlight, and menu language.
1.
2.
3.
Press MENU to open the OSD.
Press ◄ or ► to move to SETUP and press ↵.
Use ▲ or ▼ to select the one you want to adjust and use ◄ or ► to adjust them.
•
MENU LANGUAGE – This function allows you to change the language of the OSD
menu.
•
MENU OPACITY – This function allows you to turn on transparency for the OSD
menu.
•
ZOOM MODE – This function allows you to change between different TV viewing
modes from wide, normal, to zoom.
•
DNR – This function allows you to adjust the noise reduction of analog channels
(channels with -0 on their channel number). If you are watching a digital channel
this function will not work.
•
PC – This function allows you to adjust PC VGA’s picture syncing.
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•
I.
H-POS – This adjusts the screen’s horizontal position.
II.
V-POS – This adjusts the screen’s vertical position.
III.
CLOCK – This adjusts the screen’s syncing in a large increment.
IV.
PHASE – This adjusts the screen’s syncing in a small increment.
V.
AUTO – This automatically adjusts the screen’s syncing.
CLOSED CAPTION – This function allows you to adjust the closed captioning of
channels under TV tuner.
I.
II.
III.
IV.
CC MODE – This function turns on the closed captioning for the TV
tuner. There is also CC with mute on which is used when you mute
the speakers.
BASIC SELECTION – This function selects through various closed
caption data channels for analog channels, United States always
uses CC1.
ADVANCED SELECTION – This function selects through various
closed caption data channels for digital channels, United States
always uses Service 1.
OPTION – This function allows you to adjust the various font options
of digital closed captioning.
a)
b)
c)
MODE – This function enables users to adjust the font
options of digital closed captioning.
FONT STYLE – This adjusts the font styling.
FONT SIZE – This adjusts the size of the font.
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d)
•
•
FONT EDGE STYLE – This adjusts the outlining of the
closed captioning font.
e)
FONT EDGE COLOR – This adjusts the color of the out
lining.
f)
FG COLOR – This adjusts the foreground color.
g)
BG COLOR – This adjusts the background color.
h)
FG OPACITY – This adjusts the foreground
transparency.
i)
BG OPACITY – This adjusts the background
transparency.
BACKLIGHT – This will adjust the TV’s backlight luminance level.
RESTORE DEFAULT – This will restore all setting to factory level.
LOCK
This option allows user to adjust the TV’s program filters parents.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press MENU to open the OSD.
Press ◄ or ► to move to LOCK and press ↵.
Press “0000” for password.
Use ▲ or ▼ to select the one you want to adjust and use ◄ or ► to adjust
them.
•
CHANGE PASSWORD – This changes the lock password.
•
SYSTEM LOCK – This enables or disables parental filters.
•
US – This will show you United States TV parental filtering options.
Press enter to go into this adjustment
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i.
•
•
•
TV – This function filters TV shows played on the TV’s tuner.
To block the TV rating you want just highlight the rating you
want to block under the column labeled ALL and press ENTER.
To block by content, highlight the content you want to block and
press ENTER. To understand what the abbreviations mean
please refer to Detailed Explanations section of this manual.
ii. MPAA – This function filters movies played on the TV’s tuner.
CANADA – This will show you Canadian TV parental filtering options.
RRT SETTING – This function sets the rating region table that defines
the rating standard for a particular geographic region and / or country.
The menu may vary depending on the local broadcasting system. This
setting is not available in the United States.
RESET – Resets all options in the filtering options.
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CHANNEL
This option allows user to adjust the TV’s channel preference and scan for channels.
1.
2.
3.
Press MENU to open the OSD.
Press ◄ or ► to move to CHANNEL and press ↵.
Use ▲ or ▼ to select the one you want to adjust and use ◄ or ► to adjust them.
•
ANTENNA – This function selects the tuner tuning between air (which is antenna)
and cable.
•
AUTO SCAN – Press ENTER to use this function. This functions lets you select
the cable system to scan for (if you are using air, this is disabled).
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FAVORITE – Press ENTER to use this function. To use the favorite’s list highlight
the channel you want to add into the favorite channel’s list and press enter.
•
SHOW / HIDE – Press ENTER to use this function. This function lets you hide
channels you do not want to see. To use the function, highlight the channel you
want to hide and press ENTER.
•
•
CHANNEL NO. – This function allows you to switch to other channels to see their
digital channel strength or change channel labels.
CHANNEL LABEL – Press ENTER to use this function. This function allows users
to label channels to their liking. To use the function use the direction buttons to
select the letter you want.
•
DTV SIGNAL – This function shows you the digital station’s signal strength.
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Detailed Explanations
Aspect Ratio Explained
The X32 is a widescreen TV, but most TV programs are still broadcasting in a square format,
therefore the TV is offering two ways of viewing videos. There are mainly two types of signal format,
16:9, 4:3, and ZOOM. Simply use the ASPECT button on the TV to cycle between both modes.
1.
Wide
This mode will stretch the picture to a widescreen ratio. If you have a perfect 16:9 ratio picture
you will not see any black bars. If you are watching a widescreen movie in 1.85:1 or 2.35:1
ratio, you will still get black bars on the top and bottom of the screen.
2.
Normal
Most analog TV channels have 4:3 signal formats. If the original 4:3 aspect ratio (1.33:1
source) is preserved, black bars are added to the left and right of the display image. This
aspect keeps that aspect ratio and shows you the black bars on the side.
3.
Zoom
When watching a 4:3 aspect ratio TV or movie, this mode zooms in to cut off most of the black
bars on the side while preserving the 16:9 ratio. Because of the zoom, the top and bottom are
cut off as well.
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Closed Captioning (digital and analog) Explained
•
Your TV is equipped with an internal Closed Caption decoder. It allows you to view
conservations, narration and sound effects as subtitles on your TV. Closed Captions are
available on most TV program, and on some VHS home video tapes, at the election of
the program provider.
•
Digital Closed Caption service is a new caption service available on digital TV programs
(also at the election of the service provider). It is a more flexible system than the original
Closed Caption system, because it allows a variety of caption sizes and font styles.
•
Not all programs and VHS video tapes offer closed caption. Please look for the CC
symbol to ensure that captions will be shown.
•
In the Closed Caption system, there can be more than one caption service provided.
Each is identified by its own number. The CC1 and CC2 services display subtitles of TV
programs superimposed over the program’s picture.
•
In the Closed Caption system, the TEXT1 or TEXT2 services display text that is
unrelated to the program being viewed (e.g., weather or news). These services are also
superimposed over the program currently being viewed.
Rating Explained
General Operation
To block channels you don’t want your children to watch, you can filter them with the ratings function.
MPAA lets you control ratings for movies. For regular TV programs you can use USTV settings.
USTV settings lets you filter what content you want at each age level, TV-Y, to TV-MA (refer to
definitions below). Below are definitions for each setting.
USTV Rating
TV-Y (USTV) – For All Children
This program is designed to be appropriate for all children. Whether animated or live-action, the
themes and elements in this program are specifically designed for
a very young audience, including children from ages 2-6. This program is not expected to frighten
younger children.
TV-Y7 (USTV) – Directed to Older Children
This program is designed for children age 7 and above. It may be more appropriate for children who
have acquired the developmental skills needed to distinguish between make-believe and reality.
Themes and elements in this program may include mild fantasy violence or comedic violence, or
may frighten children under the age of 7. Therefore, parents may want to consider the suitability of
this program for their very young children. Note: For those programs where fantasy violence may be
more intense or more combative than other programs in this category, such programs will be
designated TV-Y7-FV.
TV-G (USTV) – General Audience
Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages. Although this rating does not signify a
program designed specifically for children, most parents may let younger children watch this
program unattended. It contains little or no violence, no strong language and little or no sexual
dialogue or situations.
TV-PG (USTV) – Parental Guidance Suggested
This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children. Many parents
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and/or the program contains one or more of the following: moderate violence (V), some sexual
situations (S), infrequent coarse language (L), or some suggestive dialogue (D).
TV-14 (USTV) – Parents Strongly Cautioned
This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children less than
14 years of age. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and
are cautioned against letting children under the age of 14 watches unattended. This program
contains one or more of the following: intense violence (V), intense sexual situations (S), strong
coarse language (L), or intensely suggestive dialogue (D).
TV-MA (USTV) – Mature Audience Only
This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for
children under 17. This program contains one or more of the following: graphic violence (V), explicit
sexual activity (S), or crude indecent language (L).
TV program description
FV - Fantasy Violence
V - Violence
S - Sexual Situations
L - Adult Language
D - Sexually Suggestive Dialog
MPAA Rating
G (MPAA)
General audiences. All ages admitted.
PG (MPAA)
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
PG-13 (MPAA)
Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
R (MPAA)
Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian (age varies in some
juridictions).
NC-17 (MPAA)
No one 17 and under admitted.
X (MPAA)
X is an older rating that is unified with NC-17 but may be encoded in the data of older movies.
Shortcuts to Browsing Channels
Browsing through the entire channel list on the TV can be tedious. This TV features a favorite
channel list, where you can add in channels that you always want to watch
TO ADD TO THE FAVORITE LIST
1.
2.
Go to any channel you would like to include in your favorites list.
Press the ADD button on the remote control.
TO DELETE FROM THE FAVORITE LIST
1.
2.
Go to any channel you would like to remove from your favorites list.
Press the DELETE button on the remote control.
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BROWSING CHANNELS WITH THE FAVORITE LIST
1.
2.
Press the FAVORITE button, and the list of channels you have added will be in a box on
the lower left hand side of the TV screen.
Use the ▲ or ▼ buttons to select the channel you want to jump to and press ↵ to
confirm.
INFO TITLE BAR WHILE USING ANTENNA
The Info bar provides information on the current digital channel you are watching.
1.
Press the INFO button once to see the channel number and call sign.
2.
Press the INFO button three times to see the current program’s description.
CHANNEL GUIDE WHILE USING ANTENNA
The channel guide provides the program line up of the current channel.
1.
2.
Press the GUIDE button on the remote control to activate the guide.
Use the ◄ or ► buttons to browse the channel’s broadcasting programs and their
schedules.
Please Note :
•
The info title bar and channel guide functions described above are only available
when you are using the TV with the TV’s own tuner and an antenna. The functions
are not supported under cable.
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Preset Modes Explained
The TV features different preset modes of settings for audio and video. For people who like to
optimize the TV for whichever program it is playing but do not want to individually tweak every
setting, the preset modes are used.
For Video
To switch between the various modes, press the PICTURE button continuously.
1.
2.
3.
4.
CUSTOM – This mode saves the user’s tweaked settings. If you changed settings under
the PICTURE, the settings would be saved under CUSTOM mode.
MILD – This mode is mainly used for movies.
STANDARD – This mode is mainly used for regular television viewing and video gaming.
VIVID – This mode is mainly used for nature channels and sporting events.
Please Note:
•
Each preset modes can be used to your preference. The preset mode descriptions
are merely usage suggestions.
For Audio
To switch between the various modes, press the SOUND button continuously.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
CUSTOM - This mode saves the user’s tweaked settings. If you changed settings under
the AUDIO, the settings would be saved under CUSTOM mode.
STANDARD – This mode is mainly used for regular television viewing.
SPEECH – This mode is mainly used for news and commentary programs.
MOVIE – This mode is mainly used for movies, and video gaming.
MUSIC – This mode is mainly used for music videos.
SPORTS – This mode is main used for sporting events.
Please Note:
•
Each preset modes can be used to your preference. The preset mode descriptions
are merely usage suggestions.
Glossary
Analog TV – Today’s TV system is using radio frequency waves to transmit and display pictures and
sound. 480i is today’s analog TV resolution.
Aspect Ratio 4:3 – Traditional TV “ aspect ratio”, that is, the screen’s width as compared to its height.
For example a 32 inch TV would be 25 inches wide and 19 inches tall.
Aspect Ratio 16:9 – “Wide screen TV” aspect ratio, which is more like a movie screen than a
traditional TV. For example your X32 LCD HDTV would be around 28 inches wide and 16 inches tall.
Digital Channel – Television channel delivered and displayed using radio frequency waves that
contain information that is digitally encoded for improved quality and efficiency.
ATSC/NTSC Tuner – A device capable of receiving and outputting HDTV and analog TV signals for
display.
HDTV – Television with the best quality picture, wide screen 16:9 display with at least 720
progressively scanned lines (720P) or 1080 interlaced lines (1080i) and digital surround sound.
HDTV provides 900,000 – 2.1 million pixels.
Interlace Scan – A way to scan vertical lines onto a TV picture by scanning all the odd lines first,
then filling in the even lines (this happens instantaneously). In a fast moving action picture or sports
channel, this type of scanning will show pixilation.
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Progressive Scan – A way to scan vertical lines onto a TV picture by scanning all the lines
consecutively (progressively). In a fast moving action picture or sports channel, this type of
scanning will show NO pixilation.
How do I clean the TV ?
IMPORTANT
1.
2.
The power cable has to be removed from the socket before cleaning the TV.
Do not use volatile solvent (alcohol, rosin, and toluene) to clean the TV. These
types of chemicals might damage the housing and the LCD glass.
Cleaning the bezel and remote control
1.
2.
Use a 100% cotton cloth or micro-fiber cloth for cleaning.
If the remote control or bezel is dirty to the point where you cannot simply dry wipe
it, please lightly dampen the wiping material with clean water and wipe again.
Wipe the display with a dry micro-fiber cloth or 100% cotton cloth afterwards.
Please Note :
•
Make sure you wring the water out of the cloth before cleaning
the bezel or remote in order to prevent water from penetrating
into the electronics.
Cleaning the Screen
1.
2.
Use a 100% cotton cloth or micro-fiber cloth for cleaning.
The LCD screen glass is extremely fragile. Do not scrape it with any material. Do
not press or tap the screen to avoid cracking. When the screen is dirty to the point
where you cannot simply dry wipe it, please lightly dampen the wiping material with
clean water and wipe again. Wipe the display with a dry micro-fiber cloth or 100%
cotton cloth afterwards.
Switching Sources
There are many connections available on the back of the TV. To switch to them you must use the
SOURCE button located on the TV or the remote control. To switch to the source you want press
the SOURCE button, the use the ▲ or ▼ button to select the source you want and press ENTER.
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Troubleshooting
The following table contains the common problems and the solutions to these
problems. Please check this list before you contact the technicians.
Problems
Solutions
Connect power cord correctly.
Turn on power.
NO PICTURE
Connect video cable correctly.
Select the input signal source with proper cable connection with
the source button.
ABNORMAL
Match the colors on the cables to the ports off the back of the
COLORS
television. I.E. red cable to red colored port.
PICTURE IS TOO Adjust your contrast, brightness and lamp settings from the
DARK
OSD Menu.
AUDIO ONLY NO Make sure you have connected both your video and audio
PICTURE
cables.
The TV’s tuner signal must not be lower than 65 %.
PICTURE ONLY NO Make sure the audio cable is connected.
AUDIO
Readjust your volume via the remote control.
The TV’s tuner signal must not be lower than 65 %.
Turn off the TV, unplug it from the socket. Remove the
batteries out of the remote for 30 minutes. Press the remote
REMOTE CONTROL buttons and the power button randomly for a good 2 seconds,
DOES NOT WORK and then reinstall the batteries. Try the remote to see if it
works.
The TV’s remote sensor is also housed in the same place as
the power indicator light. Please make sure there is line of sight
from the remote control’s front sensor to the remote sensor of
the TV.
CANNOT RECEIVE The TV’s tuner signal must not be lower than 65 %. Change
SUFFICIENT
the direction of your antenna and rescan your channels. If you
CHANNELS
have cable call up your cable company and ask about signal
THROUGH THE
strength of your local cable.
ATSC/NTSC TUNER
Please adjust your picture setup and make sure the saturation
NO COLOR
and the RGB are not turned all the way down.
The TV’s tuner signal must not be lower than 65 %. Check your
signal.
WEAK SIGNAL OR The TV’s tuner signal must not be lower than 65 %. Change
NO PROGRAM
the direction of your antenna and rescan your channels. If you
SYMBOL ON
have cable call up your cable company and ask about signal
SCREEN
strength of your local cable.
TV’S UNIVERSAL
This television follows SONY’s universal remote code. To
find the actual code you must read through your own
REMOTE CODE
universal remote’s guide book.
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Problems
TV CHANNELS ARE
BLOCKED
UNIVERSAL
REMOTE CODE
THE TV TURNS ON
OR OFF SLOWLY
AND THE SCREEN
SHOWS UP
SLOWLY
NO SOUND ON PC
Solutions
Check your auto lock function’s settings inside the OSD. You
may have locked up some channels but forgot about them.
This TV follows SONY’s universal remote code. Please check
your hand book for SONY’s codes then apply them.
This TV is a High Definition liquid crystal display panel TV. It
requires a few more seconds than normal TVs to power up and
show the picture.
Make sure you have a 3.5 mm mini-jack cable connected from
your pc’s sound output to the TV’s VGA STEREO INPUT.
HDCP VIDEO SAYS Reboot your HDCP video device but turning them off and
NO HDCP SUPPORT unplugging the power cord. Wait up to 8 minutes to plug the
power back in to see if it works or not.
Make sure you have a 3.5 mm mini-jack cable connected from
your HDCP video device’s sound output to the TV’s VGA
HDCP VIDEO HAS
STEREO INPUT. If your HDCP video device uses RCA AUDIO
NO AUDIO
jacks, you’ll need to obtain a RCA audio converted into 3.5 mm
mini-jack cable.
CANNOT GET
Make sure the TV is recognized as plug and play monitor. Try
1920X1080 ON PC
updating your video card’s drivers as well. If that does not help,
VGA
most likely you’ll need to upgrade your video card to a newer
one.
PICTURE IS
This might be from interference from large electrical appliances,
DISTORTED OR
cars, motorcycles, or fluorescent lights. If the TV is close to the
HAS ABNORMAL
wall, try moving the TV to another room in your house to see if
SOUND
the problem still occurs.
If you’re using HDMI or a TV digital channel make sure you use
the ASPECT button to switch to 16:9 format. If you are using
VGA, use the AUTO ADJUST function to adjust to the screen.
Please Note : If you are using regular analog TV, AV, or
PICTURE DOES
component in 480i resolution, use the ASPECT button to switch
NOT COVER THE
to 16:9 in order to fill up the screen. Please Note : This note
ENTIRE SCREEN
this feature will distort the picture.
For best image quality, view HD widescreen programs where
possible. If HD content is not available view “Standard
PICTURE QUALITY Definition” from a digital source. Standard, analog TV will
IS HORRIBLE!!
always be noticeable inferior to HD because your X32 LCD
HDTV has video that is many times better than old TV’s and so
you can see interference and deficiencies you did not KNOW
you had.
PICTURE HAS
Your X32 LCD HDTV is manufactured using an extremely high
PIXELS THAT ARE level of precision technology, however, sometimes some pixels
ALWAYS
of your X32 LCD HDTV may not display. Pixels defects within
DISPLAYING THE
industry specifications are inherent to this type of product and
SAME COLOR
do not constitute a defective product.
I CANNOT CHANGE Your X32 LCD HDTV syncs time automatically according to
your local TV channel. This function only works while the TV’s
THE TIME
tuner is connected to an ANTENNA.
MANUALLY
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Problems
SWITCHING A
CHANNEL OR
SOURCE CHANGES
THE VOLUME
Solutions
Different channels and inputs will sometimes have this effect
because the channel signal’s own volume is already loud.
There is no way remove this completely. The TV has an
AUTO VOLUME LEVEL function that can combat this type of
effect. Please make sure that function is turned on.
THERE IS NOISE OR When your LCD HDTV’s resolution is higher than the digital
TRASH PIXELS ON
channel’s broadcast resolution, the signal is up-converted to
THE SCREEN
match your TV’s resolution. Up-converting can cause this type
of effect.
TIPS FOR HIGH
The X32 LCD HDTV is an ideal platform for viewing High
DEFINITION USERS Definition Content. The best image quality can be achieved by
HDMI, YPbPr (Component), then VGA. However, due to
variances in broadcast practices, it is possible some image
distortions can occur.
Letterboxed (Widescreen) versions of DVD movies are most
TIPS FOR
commonly formatted for standard 4:3 TVs. The X32 LCD
LETTERBOX
HDTV has the capability of expanding this content so the
CONTENT USERS
entire screen is filled at the expense of the image proportion.
To use this function press the aspect button on the remote
control and cycle among the available options.
I CANNOT FIND THE The buttons are represented by the ▲▼◄► buttons located
VOLUME AND
on the remote control. ▲▼ changes the channels and ◄►
CHANNEL
changes the volume.
CHANGING
BUTTONS
I CANNOT FIND
The enter button has the symbol ↵. It is located in the center
ENTER BUTTON
of the ▲▼◄► buttons.
TV TURNS OFF
The TV features a power saving mode which will automatically
AUTOMATICALLY
turn off the TV, if there’s no signal provided for more than 5
AFTER 5 MINUTES
minutes.
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Call Us If You Need Help!
Products are often returned due to a technical problem rather than a defective
product that may result in unnecessary shipping charges billed to you. Our
trained support personnel can often resolve the problem over the phone or
email. For more information on warranty services or repairs after the warranty
period, please contact our support department at the number below.
For technical help, contact our Sceptre Technical Support Group via email or
phone. Please have your Sceptre p/n number, serial number, and date of
purchase available before you call.
Tech Support E-mail : monitor-ts@sceptre.com
Customer Service Email : cs@sceptre.com
TEL : 1800-788-2878
Operation Hours : Mon - Fri at 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM (PST)
16800 East Gale Ave.
City of Industry, CA 91745
TEL : 626-369-3698
FAX : 626-855-5711
Website : www.SCEPTRE.com
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Specification
Display panel
Illustration
Item
Active Area / Screen Size
Diagonal 31.51 inches
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.5 (H) x RGB x 0.5 (V)mm
Max. of Pixels (Resolution)
HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution
Brightness
500 nits (Typical)
Contrast
2500:1 (Typical)
Response Time
6ms (gray to gray)
Typical 178 / 178 Degree
Viewing Angle
(Horizontal/Vertical)
Lamp Life of Backlight
> 50,000hrs
TV DISPLAY
31½“(W)x21½“(H)x4”(D) inch without Base
4
31½“(W)x23½“(H)x9 /5”(D) inch with Base
Dimension
Weight
30.4 lbs with Base
Power input
90-264VAC, 2.4A, 50-60 Hz
Function
(1)Video
De-interlace
Frame recover
Noise reducing core technology
Aspect ratio
Gamma
Lamp adjust
Picture mode
Video adjust
3D
3:2
3D
16:9, 4:3, Zoom
Fixed Gamma
Yes
Custom / Standard / Mild / Vivid
Contrast / Brightness / Sharpness / Saturation /
Tint
(2)Audio
Audio Mode
Custom / Standard / Movies / Music / Speech /
Sports
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Tone
Bass / Treble / Balance
Auto Volume Level (AVL)
Yes
SPDIF Out
Yes
Speakers
7 watt per channel
(3) General
Hybrid TV Tuner
Channel auto scan
Sleep timer
Standby power
Timing support-Video
PC timing
NTSC / ATSC / QAM (Digital Cable Ready)
Yes
Off /10mins /20mins /30mins /40mins /50mins
/60mins /90mins /120mins
Under 5W
480i / 480p / 720p / 1080i / 1080p
1920*1080@60Hz(NATIVE)
1024*768@60Hz, 75Hz
800*600@60Hz, 75Hz
640*480@60Hz, 75Hz
(4)NTSC/ATSC
NTSC
ATSC
ATSC (continued)
Sound: Mono / Stereo / SAP
Favorite Channel
V-chip
Closed caption
(CC1-CC4, Text 1-Text 4)
Sound: Mono / Stereo / SAP
Favorite Channel
V-chip
Video input format: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p,
480i
Analog closed caption:
(CC1-CC4, Text 1-Text 4)
Digital closed caption:
(Service 1-Service 6)
(5)I/O
TV Tuner (NTSC/ATSC), AV1(CVBS),
AV2(CVBS), AV1(SVIDEO), AV2(SVIDEO),
YPbPr, HDMI1/HDCP1 (optional, HDCP audio
shared with VGA Audio In), HDMI2/HDCP2
(optional, HDCP audio shared with VGA Audio
In) VGA, VGA Audio In, SPDIF digital audio out,
Audio L/R Out
*The product’s specifications may change without notice or obligation.
**This manual’s pictures and words are for references only and are subject to change without notice
or obligation. Sceptre Inc is not liable for the misuse or misinterpretation of this manual.
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LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY
Please read this warranty card carefully, it is a “ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY” on parts and labor and is only
valid when purchased from an Authorized Reseller, only on new and non-refurbished product, and available to
customers in the Continental US, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. See below for the SCEPTRE Extended Service
warranty.
SCEPTRE’s Responsibility
SCEPTRE Displays purchased in the United States are warranted to be free from defects in materials or
workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of their original retail purchase. If the unit fails to conform to
this warranty, we will service the monitor using new or refurbished parts.
Service Labor
During a period of one (1) year from the effective warranty date, SCEPTRE will provide, when needed, service labor
to repair a manufacturing defect at its designated Service Center. To obtain warranty service in the Untied States,
you must first call our Customer Support at (800) 788-2878. The determination of service will be made by SCEPTRE
Customer Support. PLEASE DO NOT
RETURN YOUR UNIT TO SCEPTRE WITHOUT PRIOR AUTHORIZATION.
Parts
New or remanufactured replacements for defective parts will be used for repairs by SCEPTRE at its designated
Service Center for one (1) year from the effective warranty date. Such replacement parts are warranted for the
remaining portion of the original warranty period.
Service
During the one (1) year warranty period, SCEPTRE will, at its option and sole discretion, repair or replace defective
parts, including replacement of the entire Panel. The Customer will be required to ship the unit to the Service Center
indicated at the time Customer Support is contacted to make the necessary repairs, you are responsible for all
transportation charges to the service facility. SCEPTRE is not responsible for the de-installation or re-installation of
the unit.
Packaging and Shipping Instruction
When you send the product to an authorized SCEPTRE service facility you must use the original carton box and
packing material or an equivalent as designated by SCEPTRE.
Not Covered
This warranty does not cover defects, malfunctions or failures resulting from shipping or transit accidents, abuse,
misuse, operation contrary to furnished instructions, operation on incorrect power supplies, operation with faulty
associated equipment, modification, alteration, improper servicing, tampering or normal wear and tear or TVs on
which the serial number has been removed or defaced. Image Sticking caused by operating at excessive brightness
levels for extended periods or mishandling are not covered by this warranty.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE PERIOD OF TIME SET FORTH
ABOVE. OUR LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY CAUSE
WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING OUR NEGLIGENCE, ALLEGED DAMAGE OR DEFECTIVE GOODS, WHETHER
SUCH DEFECTS ARE DISCOVERABLE OR LATENT, SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF
THE DISPLAY. WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS OF USE, COMMERCIAL LOSS OR OTHER
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG
AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. This is the only warranty
applicable; no one is authorized to extend or modify it or to grant any other warranty.
SCEPTRE retains the right to assess all warranty claims and to determine if damages are covered by the warranty. In
case of a claim that is not covered by the warranty, you will be contacted to determine whether SCEPTRE should
repair the damage for a fee or whether the product should be returned to you as received by the repair center.
Dead Pixel Policy
There are millions of pixels on a LCD screen. Therefore, there is industry standard specification regarding dead or
bad pixels. SCEPTRE sets limit on the LCD at 3 dead pixels in a cluster adjacent to each other, or 5 dead pixels in a
combination of color and brightness of dead pixels. Any number of dead or bad pixels under the limit is considered
normal specification.
Owner’s Responsibility
Effective Warranty Date
Warranty begins on the date of sale to the end user. To ensure warranty service, keep the dated bill or sale receipt as
evidence of the purchase date.
Warranty Service
For warranty service information, contact SCEPTRE Customer Support at (800) 788-2878, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm PST
or visit www.Sceptre.com. Parts and service labor that are SCEPTRE’s responsibility (see above) will be provided
without charge. Other service is at the owner’s expense. You must provide the model, serial number and date of
purchase. Before you ask for warranty service, read your User Manual. You might avoid a service call.
Warranty conditions are subject to change, for latest Warranty Terms and Conditions and additional information
regarding your warranty, please see complete details online at www.SCEPTRE.com.
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Disclaimer, Trademarks, & Copyright
Information
•
“HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Liscensing LLC.”
•
SCEPTRE is a trademark or registered trademark of Sceptre Group.
•
Sceptre, Inc. shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or
omissions contained herein; nor for incidental or consequential damages
resulting from furnishing this material, or the performance or use of this
product.
•
In the interest of continuing product improvement, Sceptre, Inc. reserves
the right to change product specifications without notice. Information in
this document may change without notice.
•
No part of this document may be copied, reproduced, or transmitted by
any means, for any purpose without prior written permission from
Sceptre, Inc..
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FCC Compliance Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that my cause undesired
operation.
Please Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
•
•
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Caution: To comply with the limits for an FCC Class B computing device,
always use the signal cord and power cord supplied with this
unit.
The Federal communications Commission warns that changes or modifications to the unit not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
European Notice
Products with the CE marking comply with both the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC), (93/68/EEC) and
the Low Voltage Directive (72/23/EEC) issued by the Commission of the European Community.
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