Sceptre E325BV-HDU User manual

Dear Sceptre Customer,
Congratulations on your new SCEPTRE E325BV-HDU HDTV purchase.
Thank you for your support. Although this TV’s remote shows 3D, and Sound
Bar features, they are NOT a function of this TV. 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
references. We hope you enjoy your new SCEPTRE HDTV.
For technical assistance, please call 1800-788-2878 and select option 3 or
email our tech support group at SceptreTS@sceptre.com.
For all other inquiries, please call 1800-788-2878 and select option 4 or
email our customer service group at SceptreCS@sceptre.com.
Live Chat also available during business hours M-F 8:30AM-5:30PM.
We recommend you register your SCEPTRE HDTV at our online website
http://www.sceptre.com/Support/Register.htm. Sceptre wants to help you save energy! The default setting for this
HDTV is set to POWER SAVING mode. You can change this setting
bypressing the PICTURE button on the remote control twice.
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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 TV.
Unplug the power cord before
cleaning the TV. Please use the
included custom bezel cleaning cloth
for cleaning the bezel of the 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 TV from an area of
low temperature to an area of high
temperature, condensation may form
on the housing. Do not turn on the TV
immediately after this to avoid causing
fire, electric shock or component
damage.
Do not place the TV on an unstable
cart, stand, or table. If the 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 TV.
Any heat source should maintain a
distance of at least 5 feet away from
the 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.
Slots and openings in the back and
bottom of the cabinet are provided for
ventilation. To ensure reliable
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operation of the TV and to protect it
from overheating, be sure these
openings are not blocked or covered.
Do not place the TV in a bookcase or
cabinet unless proper ventilation is
provided.
Never push any object into the
ventilation slots of the 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 TV.
Do not use the 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 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 TV is equipped with a threepronged 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 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.
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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 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.
Avoid using dropped or damaged
appliances. If the product is dropped
and the housing is damaged, the
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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
contact the dealer:
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The power connector fails
or frays.
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Liquid sprays or any object
drops into the 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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Display changes
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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 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 TV during a lightning storm or when it is left unattended or
unused for long periods of time, unplug the 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 TV is packaged in a carton. Any standard accessories are packed
separately in another carton. The weight of the TV is approximately 12.77 lbs. Due to
the size and weight of the product, it is suggested that it must be handled by a minimum
of 2 or more persons. 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.
E325BV-HDU Package Contents
SCEPTRE TV Display x 1
TV Neck x 1
TV Base x 1
User Manual x 1
Quick Start Guide x 1
Screw Type 1 for TV Neck (fine threaded) x 4
Screw Type 2 for TV Stand (thick threaded) x 4
Circular Metal Plate x 1
Screw driver x 1
Power Cord x 1(Attached)
Warranty Card x 1
TV Remote Control (AAA Batteries included) x 1
Type 1
Type 2
Installation
Please read the user manual carefully before performing the installation. The power
consumption of the display is approximately 43 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 10
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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Place the display unit flat on a table. Afterwards attach the plastic base
onto the neck by form fitting the circular hole. Remember the plastic base
should have more area facing the front of the neck. Fit the metal plate
onto the bottom of the base by matching the 3 holes. Screw in the 4 thick
threaded screws to secure the metal plate to the plastic base. The
stand installation is now complete.
To install or remove the stand, screw in or remove the 4 screws indicated
in the picture and the stand will come off.
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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 E325BV-HDU 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 Control Buttons .................................................................................................................. 11 Rear View Connections ............................................................................................................. 12 SCEPTRE Remote Control ............................................................................................................... 14 Installing Batteries to the Remote Control.............................................................................. 16 Connection Suggestions.................................................................................................................. 17 If You Have Digital Cable without Cable Box or Antenna… .................................................. 17 Connecting DVD Player with Component YPbPr… ................................................................ 18 Connecting Wii™ with Composite… ........................................................................................ 19 Connecting Cable or Satellite boxes with HDMI… ................................................................. 20 Connecting to a PC with VGA and 3.5 mm minijack … .......................................................... 21 Connecting a Digital Audio Receiver with Coax SPDIF… ..................................................... 22 Switching Sources............................................................................................................................ 23 Ready to Watch Some TV?............................................................................................................... 24 If You’ve Connected Antenna or Cable to the TV… ............................................................... 24 OSD (On Screen Display) Controls................................................................................................. 25 Via Remote Control .................................................................................................................... 25 Via TV Side Panel Buttons ......................................................................................................... 25 OSD (On Screen Display) Options .................................................................................................. 26 PICTURE ...................................................................................................................................... 26 SOUND ......................................................................................................................................... 29 CHANNEL..................................................................................................................................... 31 PARENTAL................................................................................................................................... 32 SETUP .......................................................................................................................................... 33 OTHERS ....................................................................................................................................... 35 Detailed Explanations....................................................................................................................... 36 USB Connection Explained ....................................................................................................... 36 Closed Captioning (digital and analog) Explained ................................................................. 38 Ratings Explained ....................................................................................................................... 38 Aspect Ratio Explained.............................................................................................................. 40 Shortcuts to Browsing Channels.............................................................................................. 41 How do I clean the TV ?.............................................................................................................. 42 Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................................ 43 Call Us If You Need Help! ................................................................................................................. 46 Specification...................................................................................................................................... 47 LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY..................................................................................................... 49 Disclaimer, Trademarks, & Copyright Information...................................................................... 51 FCC Compliance Statement ............................................................................................................ 52 -9www.SCEPTRE.com
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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. The TV might take 10 – 12 seconds to power on. This
is considered to be normal.
REMOTE SENSOR – The remote sensor receives all the commands from the remote control.
Rear View Mounting Pattern
Mounting Specification: 200mm x 100mm using screw size M4. Length of screw should not exceed
6mm. Please Note: The 6mm length of screw refers to how deep the screw can go inside the
mounting holes. When you’re buying screws, you should add the original 6mm to the thickness of
your mounting plate in order to get the total screw length.
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Side Control Buttons
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VOL(+) – This button increases the TV’s volume. If a sub-menu is active, pressing
this button will move the select right.
VOL(-) – This button decreases the TV’s volume. If a sub-menu is active, pressing
this button will move the selection left.
CH(▲) – This button changes the TV channel up. If the OSD is active, this button
functions as up for the menu.
CH(▼) – This button changes the TV channel down. If the OSD is active, this
button functions as down for the menu.
MENU – This button activates the On Screen Display (OSD). If a sub-menu is
active, pressing this button will exit the OSD.
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.
POWER – Turn on the TV by pressing the button once. Press the button again to
turn off the TV.
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Rear View Connections
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TV – This connection is for digital or analog cable without the cable
box or over-the-airwave 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.
Audio In - 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.
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.
Video – Video connects to devices that use composite video cables
such as VCR or DVD player or Wii™. Connect the yellow for video
and the red / white for audio. This port shares the audio jacks
with YPbPr.
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. This port shares the
audio jacks with Video.
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HDMI1-3 – 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.
7. SPDIF - This connection port is used for sending out digital audio
signals to digital surround sound receivers. The orange (COAX
SPDIF OUT) connector sends out either bit-stream or PCM digital
sound signal to a home theater receiver with digital coax input.
8. Analog Audio Out – This connection is for connecting to analog
audio receivers.
9. HEADPHONE – This connection is for headphones to be attached to
the TV.
10. USB – USB connects to USB flash drives for playing music and
picture. The USB port is also used for updating the TV’s firmware.
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This TV features a power saving function which will turn off the
TV automatically after 10 minutes of idling on a connection with
no signal. This feature is present on all connection.
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SCEPTRE Remote Control
This remote control follows SONY’s universal remote code. To find the actual code
you need to consult your cable or satellite tech support.
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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.
INFO – Shows the display info.
FREEZE – Press this button to freeze current picture.
SLEEP – Turns the TV off in a specific set of time dependent on your selection.
CC – Cycles between different closed captioning modes.
MTS – Selects stereo, mono, or second audio programming.
FAVORITE – Gives you your list of favorite channels.
ADD/DEL – Adds or Deletes current channel from the favorite list.
FAV(-) – Press this button to change to the previous favorite channel.
FAV(+) – Press this button to change to the next favorite channel.
NUMBER BUTTONS (0-9) – Press 0-9 to select a TV channel directly when you
are watching TV. The channel will change after 2 seconds.
(-) – Inserts the dash for selecting digital channels directly.
R – Returns to the previous channel.
PICTURE – Selects various preset picture settings.
MUTE – Turns the sound off from the TV. To un-mute either press VOL(+) or
press the MUTE button again.
VOL(+)/VOL(-) – Press the VOL buttons to increase or decrease the sound level.
CH(+)/CH(-) – Press the CH buttons to switch to the next or switch to the previous
channel.
SOUND - Selects various preset sound settings.
ASPECT – Press this button to change the picture’s cropping method.
GUIDE – Opens the current digital channel information guide (antenna only).
SOURCE – Press this button to cycle through the INPUT source.
▲/▼/◄/►/ENTER – These directional buttons allow you to move around in the
TV’s menu. Press the ENTER button when you want to select a particular option.
MENU – Brings up the main TV menu on the screen.
EXIT – Exit the main TV menu on the screen.
TV – This button select the source TV.
USB – Launches the USB reader function for the pictures and music.
YPBPR – This button select the source YPbPr (Component).
This TV does not have the MHL functionality. The button only changes to the
source HDMI 3.
28. MHL – This button selects the source HDMI 3 only.
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A – Not used.
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D – Not used.
The following buttons are functions designed to work with the optional accessory,
Sceptre Sound Bar.
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POWER – This button turns on the sound bar.
S.SOURCE – This button selects the sound bar’s sound connection.
S.MODE – This button selects the sound bar’s sound modes.
S.VOL(-) – This button decreases the volume of the sound bar.
S.VOL(+) – This button increases the volume of the sound bar.
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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 HDTV is turned off.
Connect the Coaxial RF cable from your antenna or digital cable to the
TV port on the back of your HDTV.
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Turn on the HDTV.
Follow the first time on screen instructions.
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Not all broadcasts are in High Definition (HD). Please refer to your
local broadcasting stations for more information.
The 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 HDTV might lose picture or
sound.
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Connecting DVD Player with Component YPbPr…
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Make sure the power of 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 HDTV.
Connect the blue color connector to both your DVD player and YPbPr’s blue connector
port on the back of your HDTV.
Connect the red color connector to both your DVD player and YPbPr’s red connector
port on the back of your 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 HDTV.
Connect the red color connector to both your DVD player and YPbPr’s red connector
port on the back of your HDTV.
Turn on the 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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Sometimes DVD players will not automatically output to YPbPr. You will
need to configure your DVD player with AV connection first then switch to
YPbPr. Please reference the DVD player’s manual, to make sure the DVD
player is configured to output correctly to the TV.
This source shares audio jacks with composite video.
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Connecting Wii™ with Composite…
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Make sure the power of HDTV and your Wii™ is turned off.
Obtain a Yellow Video Cable. Connect the Yellow Video connector to both
your Wii™ and AV’s Yellow Video connector port on the back side of your
HDTV.
Obtain a RCA Audio Cable. Connect the white color connector to both your
Wii™ and AV’s white connector port on the back side of your HDTV.
Connect the red color connector to both your Wii™ and AV’s red connector
port on the back side of your HDTV.
Turn on the HDTV and your Wii™.
Use the remote control’s source button or the source button on the TV to
switch to AV.
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Make sure to read your Wii™ installation guide for further
information.
This source shares audio jacks with YPbPr.
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Connecting Cable or Satellite boxes with HDMI…
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Make sure the power of 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 HDTV.
Turn on the 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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SCEPTRE’s HDTV supports SONY’s universal remote code.
Please look up SONY’s codes in your universal remote’s hand
book.
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Connecting to a PC with VGA and 3.5 mm minijack …
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Make sure the power of 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 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 HDTV and your PC.
Use the remote control’s source button or the source button on the TV to switch to
PC.
Change your PC resolution to 1360x768 at 60 Hz refresh rate.
Press MENU to use the OSD’s PICTURE option.
Under the PICTURE option select PC Settings.
Under PC Settings use AUTO ADJUST to adjust the screen.
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For the best results, please set your PC resolution to 1360x768 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
10 minutes.
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Connecting a Digital Audio Receiver with Coax SPDIF…
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3.
Make sure the power of HDTV and your receiver is turned off.
Obtain a coax SPDIF cable, connect it to your receiver’s coax SPDIF digital
input and the coax SPDIF connection on the LINE OUT port on the back of
the HDTV.
Turn on the HDTV and your receiver.
Please Note :
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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 5.1CH.
If your receiver is making static noises when receiving 5.1CH, 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.
The TV’s SPDIF out for 5.1CH is ONLY used for antenna/cable
connection. Any other incoming audio signal will be passed
out of SPDIF in PCM format.
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Switching Sources
1.
Press the SOURCE button on the right of the TV to switch sources.
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Ready to Watch Some TV?
Starting up the 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’ve Connected Antenna or Cable to the TV…
If an antenna or cable (without a cable box) is connected to your TV’s tuner, you will need to go
through an INITIAL SETUP process in order to watch the TV.
1.
Press MENU to open the menu
2.
Use the ◄ or ► button to select the CHANNEL icon and press ENTER.
3.
Use the ▲ or ▼ buttons to highlight the signal type and press ◄ or ► to select your
connection either AIR or CABLE.
Use the ▲ or ▼ buttons to select AUTO CHANNEL SEARCH and press ENTER to scan
for channels.
Once the scanning finishes, you can begin to watch TV.
4.
5.
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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.
ENTER – 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.
1. SOURCE – This button acts as the enter button to enter each
function or option.
2. MENU – This button opens the OSD and also exits out of menus.
3. CH(▲/▼) – These buttons functions as up/down direction in the
OSD.
4. VOL(+/-) – These buttons functions as left/right direction in the
OSD or increases/decreases the value of an option.
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OSD (On Screen Display) Options
PICTURE – This main option has functions for changing the picture settings for all ports,
such as tint, contrast, sharpness.
SOUND – This main option has functions for changing sound settings for all ports, such
as SPDIF Type, treble, bass ….etc.
CHANNEL – This main option has functions for the tuner port, such as scanning
channels, editing channels, audio language, tuner mode….etc.
PARENTAL – This main option has functions for only composite and TV port. The
purpose of this option is to block TV inappropriate for children.
SETUP – This main option has functions for all ports, OSD language, caption styles,
time setup, automatic synchronization, sleep.
OTHERS – This main option has functions for resetting the TV.
PICTURE
This option allows users to adjust the TV’s picture sharpness, color, tint, and other
various functions.
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1.
2.
3.
Press MENU to open the OSD.
Press ◄ or ► to select PICTURE and press ENTER.
Use ▲ or ▼ to select the one you want to adjust and ◄ or ► or ENTER to
adjust them.
I.
PICTURE SETTINGS
i.
II.
III.
IV.
PICTURE MODE – This feature changes various color
and power saving modes for the TV.
ii. BRIGHTNESS – This feature changes the picture’s detail
in dark colors.
iii. CONTRAST – This feature changes the difference
between dark and bright objects.
iv. COLOR – This feature changes the amount of color in
the picture.
v. TINT – This feature changes the white balance of the
color.
vi. SHARPNESS – This feature changes the picture quality.
SCREEN SIZE – This feature changes the various aspects of the TV’s
video. (Normal, Wide, Cinema, Zoom, FULL 100%).
PC SETTINGS
i. AUTO ADJUST – This feature automatically adjusts the
picture syncing in with the signal of the PC.
ii. HORIZONTAL POSITION – This feature adjusts the to
the left or right position of the PC picture.
iii. VERTICAL POSITION – This feature adjusts the up or
down position of the PC picture.
iv. CLOCK – This tunes in large increments the picture
quality of the PC picture.
v. PHASE – This tunes in small increments the picture
quality of the PC.
vi. RESET – This resets the settings of PC settings.
COLOR TEMPERATURE – This feature adjusts the color temperature
of the TV, giving warm, normal, cool, (warm being more red, cool being
more blue and normal being neutral color).
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V.
ADVANCE PICTURE SETTINGS
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
DYNAMIC CONTRAST – This feature allows the TV to
automatically adjust the contrast of the TV depending on
the picture you are viewing.
FILM MODE – This feature is 24p that syncs with DVD
movies, and should be enabled when viewing DVD video
to allow smoother frame rate.
NOISE REDUCTION – This feature reduces general
pixilation by blurring them.
MPEG NOISE REDUCTION – This feature reduces DVD
video pixilation by blurring them.
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SOUND
This option allows users to adjust the TV’s sound functions.
1.
2.
3.
Press MENU to open the OSD.
Press ◄ or ► to select SOUND and press ENTER.
Use ▲ or ▼ to select the one you want to adjust and ◄ or ► or ENTER to
adjust them.
I.
SOUND SETTINGS
i.
ii.
iii.
SOUND MODE – This feature switches between preset
settings (presets include standard, soft, user, and
dynamic).
BASS – This feature adjusts the audio bass level of the
TV.
TREBLE – This feature adjusts the audio treble level of
the TV.
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iv.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
BALANCE – This feature adjusts the balance between the two
speakers moving sound from left to right.
SURROUND MODE – This feature enables the TV two speakers to provide a
wider sound effect.
ANALOG SOUND – This feature adjusts the second audio programming in
analog channels.
DIGITAL SOUND – This feature adjusts the digital second audio
programming in digital channels.
OTHER SETTINGS
i.
VI.
AVL – This feature adjusts the auto volume leveler enabling
volume protection from overly loud commercials.
ii. SPEAKER – This feature turns the speakers on or off.
iii. DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT – This feature adjusts the digital audio
output.
EQUALIZER SETTINGS – This feature enables the internal equalizer of the
speakers. You can adjust the settings individually or use the presets (user,
off, rock, pop jazz).
Please Note:
•
Second audio programming is dependent on the support of the TV station you are
watching. If they do not have a second audio programming (SAP), this function will not
work.
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CHANNEL
This option allows user to adjust the TV’s tuner functions.
1.
2.
3.
Press MENU to open the OSD.
Press ◄ or ► to select CHANNEL and press ENTER.
Use ▲ or ▼ to select the one you want to adjust and ◄ or ► or ENTER to adjust them.
I.
CHANNEL LIST – This feature gives you the list of channels currently found
by the TV.
II.
FAVORITE LIST – This feature gives the favorite list of channels added.
III.
CHANNEL SETTING
i.
ii.
IV.
V.
CHANNEL NUMBER – This feature shows the channel number.
IN CHANNEL LIST – This feature tells you if you have chosen for
channel to be skipped.
iii. CHANNEL LABEL – This feature changes the name of the
channel.
iv. FAVORITE CHANNEL – This feature tells you if you have the
current channel in your favorite list. Press ENTER to add or
remove the current channel into the favorite list.
SIGNAL TYPE – This feature allows you to switch between air (such as using
antenna) and cable.
AUTO CHANNEL SEARCH – This feature searches channels automatically
for you.
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PARENTAL
This option allows users to filter TV programs and movies while using the TV tuner. To
use this option you will need to enter in the password first.
1.
2.
3.
Press MENU to open the OSD.
Press ◄ or ► to select PARENTAL CONTROL and press ENTER.
Use ▲ or ▼ to select the one you want to adjust and ◄ or ► or ENTER to adjust them.
I.
LOCK PARENTAL CONTROL – This feature allows you to input a password
in order to access the other features. (The default password is “0000”)
II.
V-CHIP – This feature blocks shows under the TV tuner.
i. US V-CHIP
a)
MOVIE RATING – This feature blocks movies.
b)
TV RATING – This blocks shows based on TV ratings.
ii. CANADA V-CHIP
a)
ENGLISH RATING – This blocks English TV shows in
Canada.
b)
FRENCH RATING – This blocks French TV shows in
Canada.
iii. BLOCK UNRATED SHOW – This blocks TV shows with no
ratings supplied.
iv. DOWNLOADABLE RATING – This is a feature under the new Vchip where ratings can be downloaded from the channel.
v. CLEAR DOWNLOADABLE DATA – This feature clears the
downloaded ratings data.
III.
CHANGE PASSWORD – This feature changes the password of the parental
control function.
IV.
KEYPAD LOCK – This feature locks the buttons on the TV from functioning,
except for the POWER button.
V.
SOURCE LOCK – This feature locks different sources from working.
Please Note:
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•
Please refer to RATINGS EXPLAINED for more information on ratings definitions.
Downloadable rating and clear downloadable data might be grayed out
depending on the TV stations support.
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SETUP
This option allows user to adjust the TV’s miscellaneous options.
1.
2.
3.
Press MENU to open the OSD.
Press ◄ or ► to select SETUP and press ENTER.
Use ▲ or ▼ to select the one you want to adjust and ◄ or ► or ENTER to adjust them.
I.
CLOSED CAPTION – This provides your TV tuner, AV ports with subtitles.
i. CAPTION DISPLAY – This turns on or off the closed captioning.
ii. ANALOG CAPTION TYPE – This chooses the subchannel that
supplies the closed captioning. For United States, usually the
setting is CC1. TEXT1-4 displays advertisements of the channel.
iii. DIGITAL CAPTION TYPE – This chooses the subchannel for
digital channel closed captioning.
iv. DIGITAL CC PRESET – This unlocks users ability to change
caption styles.
v. DIGITAL CC STYLE – This feature changes caption options of
digital closed captioning.
a)
b)
CC SIZE – This changes the size of the text.
CC FONT – This changes the text font style.
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c)
II.
III.
IV.
CC OPACITY – This changes the transparency of the
captioning.
d)
TEXT COLOR – This changes the color of the text.
e)
CC BACKGROUND OPACITY – This changes the
transparency of background of the text.
f)
CC BACKGROUND COLOR – This changes the color
of the background.
MENU LANGUAGE – This function adjusts the language of the menu
(English, French, Spanish).
CLOCK
i. TIME ZONE – This adjusts the time zone for the TV’s clock.
ii. AUTO CLOCK – This feature sets the TV to the TV channel’s
clock. (You must have antenna to use this feature.)
iii. SETUP TIME – This feature manually lets you adjust the time
and date.
iv. DAY OF WEEK – This feature tells you the day of the week.
v. Daylight Savings Time – This feature toggles the daylight savings
time options.
vi. 24 Hour Mode – This feature tells time in a 24 hour fashion
instead of showing AM and PM.
OSD TIMER – This function adjusts the idle duration the MENU stays on the
screen.
Please Note :
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•
•
•
•
Closed captioning is only available under AV, S-Video, and TV ports.
Closed captioning depends on your TV program’s support. Sometimes due to the
TV channel or the signal, closed captioning will not be available.
In United States, closed captioning under analog signals is CC1.
In United States, closed captioning under digital signal is Service1.
TEXT1-TEXT4 offers you local information; however it might not be support
by your local broadcasting station. When no information is offered, you will
see a large black box in the middle of the screen.
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OTHERS
This option allows users to set other features of the TV.
1.
2.
3.
Press MENU to open the OSD.
Press ◄ or ► to select OTHERS and press ENTER.
Use ▲ or ▼ to select the one you want to adjust and ◄ or ► or ENTER to
adjust them.
I.
BLUE BACK – This feature gives the TV a black default
background when there is no signal.
NO SIGNAL POWER OFF – This feature turns the TV off if there is
II.
no signal given to the TV after a certain time.
III.
NO OPERATIONS POWER OFF – This feature turns the TV off if
there are no commands given to the TV after a certain time.
IV.
ALL RESET – This reset all the options in the MENU back to it’s
default values.
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Detailed Explanations
USB Connection Explained
The TV is a widescreen TV with an USB port. With the USB port the TV can access USB flash
drives (up to 2GB) and display pictures or play MP3 files. To use this feature connect a USB flash
drive to the USB port of the TV and press the USB button to start browsing for music and pictures.
Once you press the USB button the USB menu will come up. Select either the music or picture you
want to browse using the arrow buttons. Press the ENTER button to select the file you want.
Browsing Music and Photo
In the USB function, select Music or Photo.
Use the ▲ or ▼ button to select the file you want and use the ENTER to play the file. Use the EXIT
button to exit a folder.
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Media Setting
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
SLIDESHOW INTERVAL – This option adjusts the time interval of a displayed picture.
SLIDESHOW EFFECT – This option adjusts the video effects when pictures interchange.
SLIDESHOW REPEAT – This option toggles the repeat function for displaying pictures.
MUSIC PLAY MODE – This option adjusts the music playing option.
MUSIC PLAY REPEAT – This option toggles the repeat function for playing music.
MUSIC AUTO PLAY – This function toggles the auto play feature which will play any
music found in the USB flash drive once you insert the flash drive.
Technical Limitation
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
The USB port does not support USB hubs.
The USB flash drive supports FAT32 and FAT16 file system only.
The biggest file size is 4 gigabyte (FAT32).
The picture function only supports JPEG file (baseline only, progressive is not
supported).
The music function only supports MP3 that is from 32-48k Hz using a data rate of
32-320 kbps.
All USB functions are operated by the remote control. None of the buttons physically
located on the TV will respond to USB functions.
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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.
CC – Press this button to enable the CC function. You can then use the ▲▼ buttons to select if you
want CC off or CC on. You can use the ◄► buttons to select between different CC channels.
Please Note:
•
•
•
•
•
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.
Closed Captioning for this TV only works under sources TV, and VIDEO.
Ratings 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.
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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
may want to watch it with their younger children. The theme itself may call for parental guidance
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
jurisdictions).
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.
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Aspect Ratio Explained
The TV is a widescreen TV, but most TV programs are still broadcasting in a square
format, therefore the TV is offering multiple ways of viewing videos. There are mainly
two types of signal format, Full (16:9 format), Normal (4:3 format), while others offer a
novelty ways to view the TV. Simply use the ASPECT button on the TV’s remote
control to cycle between the multiple modes.
1.
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.
2.
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. If you use this mode on 4:3 pictures they will be stretched and
distorted horizontally.
3.
CINEMA
This mode cuts off all 4 sides to try to make a widescreen movie fit better on the
TV screen.
4.
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.
5.
Full 100%
This mode is only available under PC. It will map dot by dot to the screen. Any
resolution will be proportionate.
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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/DEL button on the remote control. You will see a (FAV) on the INFO
banner denoting that this channel is in the favorites list.
TO DELETE FROM THE FAVORITE LIST
1.
2.
Go to any channel you would like to remove from your favorites list.
Press the ADD/DEL button on the remote control. You will then see the (FAV)
disappear on the INFO banner denoting that this channel is no longer in the favorites list.
BROWSING CHANNELS WITH THE FAVORITE LIST
1.
2.
3.
Press the FAVORITE button, and the list of channels you have added will be in a
window.
Use the ▲ or ▼ buttons to select the channel you want to jump to and press ENTER to
confirm.
You can also use the FAV+/- keys to switch up and down the favorites list automatically.
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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 (the wiping
material cannot be dripping wet, because if water drips into the
panel it will cause malfunction and possible permanent damage to
the panel which will not be covered under the warranty) 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.
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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
COLORS
Match the colors on the cables to the ports off the back of the
television. I.E. red cable to red colored port.
PICTURE IS TOO
DARK
Adjust your contrast, brightness and lamp settings from the
OSD Menu. For adjust controls, refer to page 27.
AUDIO ONLY NO
PICTURE
Make sure you have connected both your video and audio
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 seconds. Press the remote
buttons and the power button randomly for a good 2 seconds,
REMOTE CONTROL
and then reinstall the batteries. Try the remote to see if it
DOES NOT WORK
works. For battery removal instructions, refer to page 16.
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
SUFFICIENT
CHANNELS
THROUGH THE
ATSC/NTSC TUNER
NO COLOR
The TV’s tuner signal must not be lower than 65 %. Change
the direction of your antenna and rescan your channels. If you
have cable services call up your cable company and ask about
signal strength of your local cable.
Please adjust your picture setup and make sure the saturation
and the RGB are not turned all the way down. For adjustment
controls refer to page 27.
The TV’s tuner signal must not be lower than 65 %. Check your
signal.
WEAK SIGNAL OR
NO PROGRAM
SYMBOL ON
SCREEN
The TV’s tuner signal must not be lower than 65 %. Change
the direction of your antenna and rescan your channels. If you
have cable services call up your cable company and ask about
signal strength of your local cable.
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Problems
TV’S UNIVERSAL
REMOTE CODE
Solutions
This television follows SONY’s universal remote code. To find
the actual code you must read through your own universal
remote’s guide book.
TV CHANNELS ARE Check your auto lock function’s settings inside the OSD. You
BLOCKED
may have locked up some channels but forgot about them.
Refer to page 32 for more instructions.
UNIVERSAL
REMOTE CODE
This TV follows SONY’s universal remote code. Please check
your hand book for SONY’s codes then apply them.
THE TV TURNS ON This TV is a High Definition liquid crystal display panel TV. It
OR OFF SLOWLY requires a few more seconds than normal TVs to power up and
AND THE SCREEN show the picture.
SHOWS UP
SLOWLY
NO SOUND ON PC 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.
HDCP VIDEO HAS
NO AUDIO
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
STEREO INPUT. If your HDCP video device uses RCA AUDIO
jacks, you’ll need to obtain a RCA audio converted into 3.5 mm
mini-jack cable.
CANNOT GET
1360X768 ON PC
VGA
Make sure the TV is recognized as plug and play monitor. Try
updating your video card’s drivers as well. If that does not help,
most likely you’ll need to upgrade your video card to a newer
one.
PICTURE IS
DISTORTED OR
HAS ABNORMAL
SOUND
This might be from interference from large electrical appliances,
cars, motorcycles, or fluorescent lights. If the TV is close to the
wall, try moving the TV to another room in your house to see if
the problem still occurs.
PICTURE DOES
NOT COVER THE
ENTIRE SCREEN
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
component in 480i resolution, use the ASPECT button to switch
to 16:9 in order to fill up the screen. Please Note : This note
this feature will distort the picture.
PICTURE QUALITY
IS HORRIBLE!!
PICTURE HAS
PIXELS THAT ARE
ALWAYS
DISPLAYING THE
SAME COLOR
For best image quality, view HD widescreen programs where
possible. If HD content is not available view “Standard
Definition” from a digital source. Standard, analog TV will
always be noticeable inferior to HD because your TV 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.
Your TV is manufactured using an extremely high level of
precision technology, however, sometimes some pixels of your
TV may not display. Pixels defects within industry specifications
are inherent to this type of product and do not constitute a
defective product.
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Problems
Solutions
I CANNOT CHANGE Your TV syncs time automatically according to your local TV
THE TIME
channel. This function only works while the TV’s tuner is
MANUALLY
connected to an ANTENNA.
BIG BLACK BOX IN
THE MIDDLE OF
SCREEN
You have turned on closed captioning and are using TEXT1 –
TEXT4. Change the setting to CC1 or turn off closed captioning
and the box will disappear. Refer to page 34 for more
information.
SWITCHING A
CHANNEL OR
SOURCE CHANGES
THE VOLUME
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 TRASH PIXELS
ON THE SCREEN
When your TV’s resolution is higher than the digital channel’s
broadcast resolution, the signal is up-converted to match your
TV’s resolution. Up-converting can cause this type of effect.
TIPS FOR HIGH
The TV is an ideal platform for viewing High Definition Content.
DEFINITION USERS 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.
TIPS FOR
LETTERBOX
CONTENT USERS
Letterboxed (Widescreen) versions of DVD movies are most
commonly formatted for standard 4:3 TVs. The TV has the
capability of expanding this content so the 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 on
VOLUME AND
the remote control. ▲▼ changes the channels and ◄►
CHANNEL
changes the volume.
CHANGING
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 10
AFTER 10 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 : SceptreTS@sceptre.com
Customer Service Email : SceptreCS@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 31.5 inches
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen 16:9
Max. of Pixels (Resolution)
HD (1366 x 768 pixels) resolution
Brightness
250 cd/m²
Contrast
3000:1 with Auto Contrast Enhancement
Response Time
8 ms (gray to gray)
Typical 178 / 178 Degree
Viewing Angle
(Horizontal/Vertical)
Lamp Life of Backlight
> 50,000hrs
TV DISPLAY
29.05” x 8.07” x 19.29” (with stand)
29.05” x 3.42” x 17.32” (without stand)
12.77 lb (with stand)
12 lb (without stand)
100 – 240VAC, 60/50 Hz, 3A (Max.) 50 watts max
43 watts typical
Dimension
Weight
Power input
Function
(1)Video
De-interlace
Frame recover
Noise reducing core technology
Aspect ratio
Gamma
Lamp adjust
Picture mode
Video adjust
(2)Audio
Sound Mode
Auto Volume Control
Tone
SPDIF Out
3D
3:2
3D
Full, Normal, Cinema, Zoom
Fixed Gamma
Yes
Vivid / Standard / Mild /Power Saving /Custom
Brightness / Contrast / Color / Tint / Sharpness
Dynamic / Standard / Soft / User
Yes
Bass / Treble / Balance
Yes (coax)
Speakers
2 x 10 watt per channel
(3) General
Hybrid TV Tuner
NTSC / ATSC / QAM (Digital Cable Ready)
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Channel auto scan
Sleep timer
Standby power
Timing support-Video
Yes
Off / 10mins / 20mins / 30mins / 40mins / 50mins / 60mins
/ 90mins / 120mins
Under 1W
480i / 480p / 720p / 1080i
PC timing
1360 x 768 @ 60Hz (Native & Max)
1280 x 768 @ 60Hz
1024 x 768 @60Hz
800 x 600 @60Hz
Multimedia Format
Audio: MP3 (32-48k Hz)
Picture: JPEG (Baseline) up to 5000x5000
USB file system: FAT32/FAT16
(4)NTSC/ATSC
NTSC
ATSC
Sound: Mono / Stereo / SAP
Favorite Channel
V-chip
Closed caption
(CC1-CC4, Text 1-Text 4)
Favorite Channel
V-chip
Video input format: 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
Analog closed caption:
(CC1-CC4, Text 1-Text 4)
Digital closed caption:
(Service 1-Service 6)
(5)I/O
1 input x TV Tuner (NTSC/ATSC/QAM),
1 input x AV (audio shared with YPbPr),
1 input x YPbPr (audio shared with AV),
3 inputs x HDMI/HDCP (optional, HDCP audio shared with
VGA Audio In)
1 input x VGA,
1 input x VGA Audio In,
1 input x USB
1 output x SPDIF (digital audio) out,
1 output x Audio Left/Right out
1 output x Headphone 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 (90 days for commercial use) 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. Any liability related to this Sceptre
television product, including design and quality, is the sole responsibility of Sceptre, Inc.
Please contact Sceptre, Inc. for any questions or claims related to this Sceptre television
product. Sceptre is a registered trademark of Panasonic Corporation of North America in the
U.S. and Canada, and Panasonic Corporation in other countries. All rights reserved. This
product is manufactured under license by Sceptre, Inc.
SCEPTRE’s Responsibility
SCEPTRE units purchased from an authorized SCEPTRE U.S. Reseller in the United States
and that are used in the fifty (50) United States or Puerto Rico and Canada are warranted to
be free from manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year
from the date of their original retail purchase (or a period of ninety (90) days for commercial
use). If the unit fails to conform to this warranty, we will service the units using new or
refurbished parts. In the event that the part required for replacement is no longer in
production and/or is obsolete, SCEPTRE will repair or replace the unit with similar or like
parts of equal value. If a similar or like part is not available, a charge may be incurred to the
owner, for any upgraded parts substituted.
Service Labor
During a period of one (1) year from the effective warranty date (or a period of ninety (90)
days for commercial use), SCEPTRE will provide, when needed, service labor to repair a
manufacturing defect at its designated Service Center. To obtain warranty service in the
United States, you must first call Sceptre’s 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 parts will be used for repairs by SCEPTRE at its designated Service
Center for one (1) year (or ninety (90) days for commercial use) 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 (or ninety (90) days for commercial use) 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. If you
no longer have them please contact SCEPTRE’s Customer Support.
Not Covered
This warranty does not cover the following: cosmetic defects; damage, 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 and or, damage from fire,
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water, lightning, power surges, abnormal environmental conditions, or other acts of nature;
normal wear and tear (SCEPTRE reserves the right to determine “wear and tear” on any and
all products); unsatisfactory visual or audio performance not caused by a manufacturing
defect; or displays 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. Installation, removal, transportation and reinstallation of a
display and routine maintenance and cleaning, are not covered by this warranty. Any
hardware, components, and/or software bundled with the display are not covered by this
warranty. Any damages caused directly or indirectly by Buyer’s or Reseller’s “Value Added
Feature” are not covered by this warranty or SCEPTRE, Inc. Any damages of any kind
including, but not limited to, direct or indirect damages, lost profits, lost savings, or other
special incidental, exemplary or consequential damages whether for breach of contract, tort,
or otherwise, or whether arising out of the use of or inability to use the product, even if
SCEPTRE, INC. or any dealer, distributor of authorized service provider/partner has been
advised of the possibility of such damages, or any claim by any other warranty are not
covered by this warranty or SCEPTRE Inc.
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
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. Any number of dead or bad pixels under
the limit is considered to be within normal performance specification of the LCD and is not
considered defective.
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. If you can no longer obtain your
receipt, the warranty will revert to the unit’s manufacture date according to the serial number
of the unit. This limited warranty applies only to the original purchaser and is non-transferable.
Warranty Service
For warranty service information, contact SCEPTRE Technical Support at email address
SceptreTS@SCEPTRE.com,, via phone at (800) 788-2878, or via World Wide Web chatting
service at www.SCEPTRE.com. SCEPTRE Technical Support is available Monday to Friday
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Pacific Time. Parts and service labor that are SCEPTRE’s responsibility
(see above) will be provided without charge. Other services or services not covered by the
warranty are 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
Licensing LLC.”
•
•
Wii™ is a registered trademark or trademark of Nintendo of America, Inc.
in the United States and other countries.
This HDTV meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines under
the default picture setting called POWER SAVING.
Changing this setting or enabling other options will
increase power consumption which could possibly exceed
the guidelines of ENERGY STAR®.
For more information on the ENERGY STAR program, please refer
to www.energystar.gov.
•
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 two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may 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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