Emerson SB315 Owner's Manual

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Thank you for purchasing the SpongeBob SquarePants 13” Color TV with On-Screen Display and
Remote Control from Emerson. Please read this manual before operating this unit to become familiar
with its features and obtain the performance that will bring you continued enjoyment for many years. In
the event you require technical assistance, please call the Emerson service
Department at: 1-800-695-0098.
For future reference, record the serial number in the space provided.
POWER SOURCE
Insert the AC plug (with the 2 blades) into a conveniently located AC outlet having 120V, 60Hz.
NOTE: The AC plug supplied with the unit is polarized to help minimize the possibility of electric shock. If the AC plug does
not fit into a nonpolarized AC outlet, do not file or cut the wide blade. It is the user's responsibility to have an electrician replace
the obsolete outlet.
AC Outlet
AC Plug
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol
within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert
the user to the presence of uninsulated
dangerous voltage within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH THE WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
Before using the unit, be sure to read all operating instructions carefully. Please note that these are general
precautions and may not pertain to your unit. For example, this unit may not have the capability to be connected to
an outdoor antenna.
1. READ INSTRUCTIONS
All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.
2. RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS
The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
3. HEED WARNINGS
All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS
All operating and use instructions should be followed.
5. CLEANING
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a dry cloth
for cleaning.
6. ATTACHMENTS
Do not use attachments not recommended by the product's manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
7. WATER AND MOISTURE
CART WARNING
Do not use this product near water–for example: near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub; PORTABLE
(symbol provided by RETAC)
in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool.
8. ACCESSORIES
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table. The product may fall, causing
serious injury and serious damage to the product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table
recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the product. Any mounting of the product should follow the
manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
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8A. An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force and
uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
9. VENTILATION
Slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom are provided for ventilation, to ensure reliable operation of
the product and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should
never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface. This product should never be
placed near or over a radiator or heat source. This product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a
bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer's instructions have been adhered to.
10. POWER SOURCES
This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of
the type of power supply to your home, consult your appliance dealer or local power company. For products intended to
operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
11. GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION
This product is equipped with a polarized alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other).
This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into
the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
12. POWER-CORD PROTECTION
Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the appliance.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (CONTINUED)
13. LIGHTNING
To protect your product from a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it
from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning
and power-line surges.
14. POWER LINES
An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power
circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care
should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
15. OVERLOADING
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
16. OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY
Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out
parts that could result in fire or electric shock. Never spill or spray any type of liquid on the product.
17. OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING
If an outside antenna is connected to the
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
product, be sure the antenna system is
WIRE
grounded so as to provide some protection
against voltage surges and built-up static
GROUND
CLAMP
charges. Section 810 of the National
ANTENNA
Electric Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
information with respect to proper grounding
of the mast and supporting structure,
ELECTRIC
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
SERVICE
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
EQUIPMENT
discharge product, size of grounding
GROUND CLAMPS
conductors, location of antenna discharge
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
product, connection to grounding electrodes
NEC - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
and requirements for grounding electrode.
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18. SERVICING
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER
Do not attempt to service this product
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
yourself as opening or removing covers
may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
19. REPLACEMENT PARTS
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician uses replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer or those that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire,
electric shock or other hazards.
20. SAFETY CHECK
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine
that the product is in proper operating condition.
21. WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING
The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.
22. DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE
Unplug the product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered
by the operating instructions, as an adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by
a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance–this indicates a need for service.
23. HEAT
The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other products
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
24. NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides
guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding
system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
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LOCATION OF CONTROLS
FRONT
1
2
3
4
5
POWER Button-Use this button to turn your
TV on or off.
Remote Control Sensor-This receiver
receives a signal from your remote control. Do
not block it.
MENU Button-Use this button to turn the TV's
menu system on and off.
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i)/DOWN (m
m) Buttons-Use
CHANNEL UP (i
these buttons to change channels on your TV,
or to select items in the menu system.
k) /DOWN (o
o) Buttons-Use
VOLUME UP (k
these buttons to change your TV's volume, to
activate selections in the menu system, or to
change audio and video settings.
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7
8
5
VIDEO IN Jack-Use this jack to receive a
video signal from another A/V component.
AUDIO IN Jack-Use this jack to receive an
audio signal from another A/V component.
EARPHONE Jack-Connect an optional
Earphone/Headphone (not included) to this
jack for private listening.
Speaker
LOCATION OF CONTROLS (CONTINUED)
REAR
1 2 3
1
2
3
VHF/UHF IN Jack-Connect a VHF/UHF antenna, CATV, VCR, satellite, etc. cable to this jack. AV button
must be set to TV/CATV.
VIDEO IN Jack-Use this jack to receive a video signal from another A/V component.
AUDIO IN Jack-Use this jack to receive an audio signal from another A/V component.
REMOTE CONTROL
1. SLEEP Button
2. PP (Personal Preference) Button
1
2
3
4
8
i)/DOWN (m
m) Buttons
3. CHANNEL UP (i
o) Button
4. VOLUME DOWN (o
5. DISPLAY Button
9
10
6. Direct Channel Selection Buttons (0-9)
7. AV IN Button
5
11
8. POWER Button
k) Button
9. VOLUME UP (k
10. MENU Button
6
11. MUTE Button
12. -- Button (For Channels 10-125)
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12
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REMOTE CONTROL (CONTINUED)
BATTERY INSTALLATION
1
Loosen the screw to open the battery
compartment cover.
2
3
Install two (2) “AAA” batteries, paying
attention to the polarity diagram in the
battery compartment.
Screw the battery compartment
cover on the battery compartment.
BATTERY PRECAUTIONS
Follow these precautions when using batteries in this device:
1. Use only the size and type of batteries specified.
2. Be sure to follow the correct polarity when installing the batteries as indicated in the battery compartment. Reversed
batteries may cause damage to the device.
3. Do not mix different types of batteries together (e.g. Alkaline and Carbon-zinc) or old batteries with fresh ones.
4. If the device is not to be used for a long period of time, remove the batteries to prevent damage or injury from
possible battery leakage.
5. Do not try to recharge batteries not intended to be recharged; they can overheat and rupture. (Follow battery
manufacturer’s directions.)
EFFECTIVE DISTANCE OF THE REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER
20 ft
NOTES:
30°
• When there is an obstacle between the TV and the
transmitter, the transmitter may not operate.
30°
• When direct sunlight, incandescent lamp, fluorescent
lamp or any other strong light shines on the REMOTE
SENSOR of the TV, the remote operation may be
unstable.
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CABLE (CATV)/SATELLITE CONNECTIONS
This TV has an extended tuning range and can tune most cable channels without using a Cable TV converter box. Some
Cable TV companies offer “premium pay channels” in which the signal is scrambled. Descrambling these signals for normal
viewing requires the use of a descrambler device which is generally provided by the cable company.
FOR SUBSCRIBERS TO BASIC CABLE TV SERVICE
For basic cable TV service not requiring a converter/descrambler box,
connect the CATV 75 ohm coaxial cable to the VHF/UHF jack on the
rear of the TV.
FOR SUBSCRIBERS TO SCRAMBLED CABLE TV SERVICE OR SATELLITE
If you subscribe to a satellite service or a cable TV service which requires the use of a converter/descrambler box, connect
the incoming 75 ohm coaxial cable to the converter/descrambler or satellite box. Using another 75 ohm cable, connect the
output of the converter/descrambler or satellite box to the antenna jack on the TV. Follow the connections shown below. Set
the TV/VCR to the output channel of the converter/descrambler or satellite box (usually 3 or 4) and use the
converter/descrambler or satellite box to select channels.
CONVERTER/
INCOMING
75 OHM
DESCRAMBLER OR
SATELLITE BOX
75 OHM CABLE
TO TV/VCR
CATV CABLE
FOR SUBSCRIBERS TO UNSCRAMBLED BASIC CABLE TV SERVICE WITH SCRAMBLED
PREMIUM CHANNELS
If you subscribe to a satellite service or a cable TV service in which basic channels are unscrambled and premium channels
require the use of a converter/descrambler box, you may wish to use a signal splitter and an A/B switch box (available from the
cable company or an electronic supply store). Follow the connections shown below. With the switch in the “B” position, you can
directly tune any nonscrambled channels on your TV. With the switch in the “A” position, tune your TV to the output of the
converter/descrambler box (usually channel 3 or 4) and use the converter/descrambler box to tune scrambled channels.
CONVERTER/
INCOMING
SPLITTER
DESCRAMBLER
A/B SWITCH
75 OHM
75 OHM
CABLE
CATV CABLE
FAQS:
I connected my cable, why can’t I get channels above 69?
Make sure AIR/CATV option is set to CATV, see page 12. Also, make sure your cable company broadcasts channels in the
range you are searching.
Are the cables included?
No, the cables are sold separately; visit your local electronics store.
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INDOOR ANTENNA CONNECTION
Connecting the Rod Antenna (not included)
Insert the Rod Antenna on top of the rear cabinet and connect other end to the antenna jack as shown
below.
ROD ANTENNA IS NOT SUPPLIED.
OUTDOOR ANTENNA CONNECTIONS
OUTDOOR VHF/UHF ANTENNA CONNECTION (ANTENNA NOT SUPPLIED)
Follow the instructions for the type of antenna system you intend to use. If using Cable or Satellite, see page 8.
Combination VHF/UHF
Antenna (Single 75 ohm cable
or 300 ohm twin-lead wire)
Combination VHF/UHF
Antenna (Separate VHF and
UHF 300 ohm twin-leads)
Separate VHF/UHF Antennas
UHF 300 Ohm
VHF/UHF
75 Ohm
Connect the 75 ohm cable from
combination VHF/UHF antenna to the
antenna jack.
OR
If your combination antenna has a 300
ohm twin-lead wire, use a 300-75 ohm
matching transformer (NOTSUPPLIED).
UHF 300 Ohm
Combiner
VHF 300 Ohm
Connect the UHF twin-lead wire to a
combiner (NOT SUPPLIED). Connect
the VHF twin-lead to a 300-75 ohm
matching transformer (NOT SUPPLIED).
Attach the transformer to the combiner.
Attach the combiner to the antenna jack.
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Combiner
VHF 75 Ohm
Connect the 75 ohm cable from the VHF
antenna and the UHF antenna twin-lead
wire to a combiner (NOT SUPPLIED).
Attach the combiner to the antenna jack.
NOTE: If your VHF antenna has a twinlead wire use a 300-75 ohm
matching transformer, then
connect the transformer to the
combiner.
EXTERNAL AUDIO/VIDEO CONNECTIONS
When you watch a program recorded on another source (VCR, video camera, DVD, etc.), you can use the Audio/Video
input jacks on the front of the TV.
Connect the Audio/Video output jacks of the external unit to the Audio Input jack and the Video Input jack of the TV.
To access the unit connected to these jacks, press the AV IN button so AV appears on the screen. To resume normal TV
viewing, simply press the AV IN button again.
EXTERNAL SOURCE
AUDIO/VIDEO Cord (Not Supplied)
FAQ:
How do I watch the external unit connected to the Audio/Video Input jacks?
Press the AV IN button so AV appears on the screen, then start the external source.
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VCR CONNECTIONS
Follow the instructions below to connect a VCR to your television using a 75 ohm coaxial cable (CABLES NOT INCLUDED).
VCR
INCOMING CATV CABLE
From V CR OUT jack
1. Connect the cable, satellite or incoming antenna to the VHF/UHF IN jack on the rear of the VCR.
2. Connect a 75 ohm coaxial cable from the VCR’s 75 ohm OUT jack to the ANT jack on the rear of the TV.
3. Press the AV IN button until regular TV or CATV appears on the TV screen and press PLAY on the VCR to watch a
tape.
Follow the instructions below to connect a VCR to your television using Audio/Video cables (CABLES NOT INCLUDED).
VCR
INCOMING CATV CABLE
From V CR OUT jacks
To TV IN jacks
AUDIO/VIDEO Cord
1. Connect the cable, satellite or incoming antenna to the VHF/UHF IN jack on the rear of the VCR.
2. Connect the audio cable from the VCR’s Audio OUT jack to the TV’s Audio IN jack. Connect the video cable from the
VCR’s Video OUT jack to the TV’s Video IN jack.
3. Press the AV IN button until AV appears on the TV screen and press PLAY on the VCR to watch a tape.
NOTE:
Above are basic connection instructions; for detailed connection instructions for external units, refer to the external unit’s
owner’s manual.
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SETTING THE LANGUAGE
This TV can show the On-Screen display in English, Spanish or French.
1
2
1
4
2
Set-Up
2
Language :
English
Channel :
2
Skip:
Off
Reception
CATV
Memorize Channels
1
3
Select
Adjust
Exit
Press the Power button 1 to turn on the TV. Press the
MENU button 2; the MENU screen will appear.
Press the VOLUME UP (k) 1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to
select SETUP. Press the CHANNEL DOWN (m) 3 button
to enter, then press the CHANNEL UP (i) 4/DOWN (m) 3
buttons to select LANGUAGE.
3
4
Set-Up
2
1
1
1
Language :
English
Channel :
2
Skip:
Off
Reception
CATV
Memorize Channels
Select
Adjust
Exit
Press the VOLUME UP (k) 1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to
select the desired language (English, French or Spanish).
Press the MENU button twice or wait 20 seconds to exit the
menu.
FAQ:
Will selecting a language change the audio, or only the on-screen menus?
Selecting a language will only change the on-screen menus.
SETTING THE AIR/CATV MENU OPTION
1
1
1
1
2
1
Set-Up
4
2
1
3
OPTIONS
If using a
VHF/UHF
antenna.
CATV: If using Cable
TV.
AIR:
Language :
English
Channel:
2
Skip:
Off
Reception
CATV
Memorize Channels
Select
1
Adjust
2
Exit
1
Press the VOLUME UP (k) button 1 to set AIR or CATV.
Press the MENU button 2 twice to exit the menu.
Access the Menu screen as described in step 1 above.
Press the VOLUME UP (k) 1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to
select SETUP. Press the CHANNEL DOWN (m) 3 button
to enter, then press the CHANNEL UP (i) 4/DOWN (m) 3
buttons to select RECEPTION.
TV / CATV MODE SELECTION
When shipped from the factory, the TV / CATV menu option
is set to the "CATV" ( Cable Television) mode. If not using
CATV, set this menu option to the "Air" position.
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SETTING THE CLOCK
1
2
1
Time
2
2
1
Set Clock :
Off Time :
:
Wake-up Time :
Wake-up Channel :
:
AM
AM
AM
2
3
Select
Adjust
Exit
Press the Power button 1 to turn on the TV. Press the
MENU button 2; the MENU screen will appear.
Press the VOLUME UP (k) 1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to
select TIME. Press the CHANNEL DOWN (m) 3 button to
enter.
3
4
Time
1
4
1
2
1
Set Clock :
10 :
Off Time :
:
Wake-up Time :
Wake-up Channel :
3
Select
Adjust
Time
AM
AM
AM
2
2
4
Exit
1
Set Clock :
10 : 00
Off Time :
:
Wake-up Time :
Wake-up Channel :
3
Select
Press the CHANNEL UP (i) 1/DOWN (m) 2 buttons to
select SET CLOCK. Press the VOLUME UP (k) 3/DOWN
(o) 4 buttons to set the hour, then press the CHANNEL
DOWN (m) 2 button.
AM
AM
AM
2
Adjust
Exit
Press the VOLUME UP (k) 1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to set
the minute, then press the CHANNEL DOWN (m) 3 button.
Press the VOLUME UP (k) 1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to set
the AM or PM setting.
4
4
FAQ:
I set the clock previously, but now it is not set, why?
If there is a power outage, or if your unit was unplugged,
you may have to reset the time. Simply repeat the steps
above.
Press the MENU button twice or wait 20 seconds to exit the
menu.
1
1
1
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SETTING THE CHANNELS INTO MEMORY
This TV is equipped with a channel memory feature which allows channels to skip up or down to the next channels set into
memory, skipping over unwanted channels. Before selecting channels, they must be programmed into the TV’s memory. In
addition to normal VHF/UHF channels, this TV can receive up to 113 Cable TV channels.
1
2
1
4
2
Set-Up
2
1
3
Language :
Channel :
Skip:
Reception
Memorize Channels
Select
Adjust
English
2
Off
Air
Exit
Press the Power button ❶ to turn on the TV. Set the
AIR/CATV menu option to AIR or CATV (see page 12). The
antenna, cable, etc. must be connected before memorizing
channels. Press the MENU button ❷; the MENU screen will
appear.
Press the VOLUME UP (k) 1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to
select SETUP. Press the CHANNEL DOWN (m) 3 button
to enter, then press the CHANNEL UP (i) 4/DOWN (m) 3
buttons to select MEMORIZE CHANNELS.
3
4
1
1
Press the MENU button twice or wait 20 seconds to exit the
menu.
Press the VOLUME UP (k) button to confirm. The TV will
automatically cycle through all the channels and store
active channels into memory.
FAQs:
1
How many channels will4I actually receive?
1
3
The actual number of channels that can be received depends on how many channels your cable company, or local area,
2
1
provides. Contact your company to determine the number of channels in your area.
Do channels need to be set into memory before using the CHANNEL UP (i)/DOWN (m) buttons?
Yes, the channels must be programmed into memory.
Can I stop memorizing the channels?
Yes, simply press the MENU button.
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ADDING AND DELETING CHANNELS
After setting channels into memory, you can add or delete channels as follows:
1
2
1
Set-Up
2
2
1
3
Language :
Channel :
Skip:
Reception
Memorize Channels
Select
English
2
Off
Air
Adjust
Exit
Press the Power button ❶ to turn on the TV. Press the
MENU button ❷; the MENU screen will appear.
Press the VOLUME UP (k)1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to
select SETUP. Press the CHANNEL DOWN (m) 3 button
to enter.
3
4
4
Set-Up
11
1
3
2
Set-Up
Language :
Channel :
Skip:
Reception
Memorize Channels
Select
Adjust
4
English
2
Off
Air
1
Language :
Channel :
Skip:
Reception
Memorize Channels
2
Exit
Select
Adjust
English
2
Off
Air
Exit
Press the CHANNEL UP (i) 1/DOWN (m) 2 buttons to
select CHANNEL. Press the VOLUME UP (k)3/DOWN
(o) 4 buttons to select a channel.
Press the CHANNEL UP (i) 1/DOWN (m) 2 buttons to
select SKIP.
OFF will appear if the channel is not skipped.
ON will appear if the channel is being skipped.
5
6
4
Set-Up
2
3
1
Language :
Channel :
Skip:
Reception
Memorize Channels
Select
Adjust
English
2
Off
Air
3
Exit
Press the MENU button twice or wait 20 seconds to exit the
menu.
When a channel is selected, press the VOLUME UP (k)
1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to skip (ON will appear) or not to
skip (OFF will appear). Repeat steps 3 to 5 to add or delete
more channels. Press the MENU button ❸ to exit.
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TV OPERATION
1
2
OPTIONS
Set-Up
Language :
Channel :
Skip:
Reception
Memorize Channels
Select
Press the Power button to turn on the
TV.
Adjust
English
2
Off
Air
AIR:
If using a VHF/UHF
antenna.
If using Cable TV.
CATV:
Exit
Set the AIR/CATV Menu Option as described on page 12.
3
4
1
2
4
2
2
1
3
3
4
For proper operation, before selecting channels, they
must be set into the TV’s program memory, see page 14.
Press and release the CHANNEL UP (i) 1/DOWN (m) 2
buttons. The TV automatically stops at the next channel set
into memory. This will not operate if channels are not set
into memory.
Adjust the volume level by pressing the VOLUME UP
(k)1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons.
Direct Program Selection buttons (0-9)
4 a channel. The channel number
Use these buttons to select
will appear at the top right corner of the screen.
3 1-9 3 as desired.
• For Channels 1 through 9, press
• For Channels 10 through 99, press the -- button 4 once,
then the two digits in order.
• For Channels 100 through 125, press the -- button 4
twice, then the three digits in order.
NOTES:
• When AIR/CATV option is set to AIR, only channels up
1 When1set to CATV, channels
to 69 can be selected.
up to 125 can be selected.
• If an invalid channel is selected, the display will revert
to the original channel.
FAQs:
AIR/CATV option must be set to CATV when using cable, see page 12.
Why are some channels scrambled?
You must subscribe to these channels through your cable company.
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TV OPERATION (CONTINUED)
MUTE
SLEEP
1
1
2
3
1
Press the MUTE button 1 to turn off the sound. The TV’s
sound will be silenced and MUTE will appear briefly on the
screen. The sound can be turned back on by pressing this
button again or one of the VOLUME UP (k)2/DOWN (o)
3 buttons or the MUTE button 1 again.
To set the TV to turn off after a preset amount of time, press the
SLEEP button on the remote, “SLEEP OFF” will appear on the
screen. Each additional press will increase the Sleep time by 5
minutes up to 120 minutes. To confirm remaining sleep time,
press the SLEEP button; the remaining time will briefly appear on
the screen. To cancel the sleep time, press the SLEEP button
repeatedly until “SLEEP OFF” appears on the screen.
AV IN BUTTON
DISPLAY BUTTON
1
1
3
3
3
3
3
1
Press the DISPLAY button once to display the channel
number and sleep timer. Press again and the text
will disappear.
This TV has an audio/video input as well as a standard
coaxial input for audio/video signals, as described on
pages 8 through 11. To watch standard TV or CABLE,
press the AV IN button until the signal appears in the
display. To watch the source
4 connected2 to the Audio/Video
jacks, press so AV appears in the display.
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CLOSED CAPTIONS
WHAT IS CLOSED CAPTIONING?
TEXT (T1, T2): The Text Closed Caption Mode will usually
fill the screen with a programming schedule or other
information.
After selecting a Closed Caption Mode, it will stay in effect
until it is changed, even if the channel is changed. If the
Captions signal is lost due to a commercial or a break in the
signal, the Captions will reappear when the signal is received
again. If the channels are changed, the Captions will be
delayed approximately 10 seconds.
The Captions will appear in places on the screen where they
will least interfere with the picture, usually on the bottom of
the screen. News programs will usually show three-line
Closed Captions which scroll onto the screen. Most other
shows provide two or three-lined Captions placed near the
character who is speaking so the viewer can follow the
dialogue.
Words in italics or underlined describe titles, words in foreign
languages or words requiring emphasis. Words that are sung
usually appear enclosed by musical notes.
For television programs broadcasting with Closed Captions,
look in your TV guide for the Closed Captions symbol (CC).
This television has the capability to decode and display
Closed Captioned television programs. Closed Captioning
will display text on the screen for hearing impaired viewers or
it will translate and display text in another language.
CLOSED CAPTIONING WITH A VCR
Closed Captioned programs can be recorded and played
back on a VCR with the Closed Captioned text intact. The
Closed Captioned text will disappear during Cue (Fast
Forward Search), Review (Rewind Search) and Pause
modes or if the VCR tracking is not adjusted properly.
TO VIEW CLOSED CAPTIONS
Enter the SPECIAL menu and select the Closed Caption icon.
CAPTIONS (C1,C2,CMUTE): This Closed Caption Mode
will display text on the screen in English or other languages.
Generally, Closed Captions in English are transmitted on
Captions 1 and Closed Captions in other languages are
transmitted on Caption 2.
NOTES:
• When selecting Closed Captions, the captioning will be delayed approximately 10 seconds.
• Misspellings or unusual characters may occasionally appear during Closed Captioning. This is normal with Closed
Captioning, especially with live programs. This is because captions are also entered live. These transmissions do not allow
time for editing.
• When Captions are being displayed, on-screen displays, such as volume and mute may not be seen or may interfere with
Closed Captions.
• Some cable systems and copy protection systems may interfere with the Closed Caption signal.
• If using an indoor antenna or if TV reception is very poor, the Closed Caption Decoder may not appear or may appear with
strange characters or misspelled words. In this case, adjust the antenna for better reception or use an outdoor antenna.
CLOSED CAPTIONS
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FAQs:
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When I press the DISPLAY or MUTE button, the captions
do not appear, is this normal?
Yes, this is normal for this unit. Once the display
information disappears, the captions will continue.
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I entered the Captions mode, but no captions are
appearing, why?
If no caption signal is received, no captions will appear, but
the television will remain in the Caption mode.
Access the Menu and press the VOLUME UP (k)
1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to select SPECIAL. Press the
CHANNEL UP (i) 3/DOWN (m) 4 buttons to enter and
select CLOSED CAPTION. Press the VOLUME UP (k)
1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to select the desired closed
caption option (see above). Closed Captioning will display
text on the screen for the hearing impaired.
Why is there a big black box on the screen?
Because you are in a Captions mode. Turn the captions
off, or select a different Captions mode.
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ON-SCREEN CONTROL ADJUSTMENTS (PICTURE)
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2
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2
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3
Press the Power button ❶ to turn on the TV. Press the
MENU button ❷; the MENU screen will appear.
Press the VOLUME UP (k) 1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to
select VIDEO. Press the CHANNEL DOWN (m) 3 button
to enter.
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4
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1
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2
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2
Press the CHANNEL UP (i) 1/DOWN (m) 2 buttons to
select the desired picture setting (CONTRAST,
BRIGHTNESS, COLOR, SHARPNESS or TINT).
PERSONAL PREFERENCE (PP)
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Press the VOLUME UP (k) 1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to
adjust the desired picture setting. Press the MENU button
3 twice or wait 20 seconds to exit the menu.
BLUE BACKGROUND
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4
There are four preset picture modes to choose from
(PERSONAL, SOFT, STANDARD or VIVID). The SOFT,
STANDARD and VIVID options are preset. The
PERSONAL setting is preset by the user as described
above.
If the BLUE BACKGROUND option is set to ON, when a
station is selected with no broadcast signal, a blue screen
will appear. Access the Menu and press the VOLUME UP
(k) 1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to select SPECIAL. Press the
CHANNEL UP (i) 3/DOWN (m) 4 buttons to enter and
select BLUE BACK. Press the VOLUME UP (k) 1/DOWN
(o) 2 buttons to turn this option on or off.
Press the PP button to select between the three modes.
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SETTING PARENTAL CONTROL
PARENTAL CONTROL SET-UP:
You can set the CHANNEL BLOCK to block out any channels that you do not want to be viewed as follows:
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Closed Caption: Off
Parental Control
Change Password
Blue Back:
On
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3
Press the Power button ❶ to turn on the TV. Press the
MENU button ❷; the MENU screen will appear.
Press the VOLUME UP (k) 1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to
select SPECIAL. Press the CHANNEL DOWN (m) 3
button to enter, then press the CHANNEL UP (i)
4/DOWN (m) 3 buttons to select PARENTAL CONTROL.
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3
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2
2
Press the VOLUME UP (k) button 1 to confirm. Using the
Direct Channel Selection buttons (0-9) 2, enter the
password (“1111” is the preset password if you have not
changed it). This password can be changed to consist of
different numbers after the original password is entered
(see page 23).
Press the CHANNEL UP (i) 1/DOWN (m) 2 buttons to
scroll to select PARENTAL LOCK, and then press the
VOLUME UP (k) 3 to turn it on or off.
See the next two pages to set Movie or TV blocking
options.
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You can unblock or block all TV shows regardless the
ratings as follows:
Use the CHANNEL UP (i) 1/DOWN (m) 2 buttons to
select NO RATING, then select UNBLOCK or BLOCK
using the VOLUME UP (k) 3/DOWN (o) 4 buttons.
You can unblock or block the unit connected to the A/V
jacks as follows:
Use the CHANNEL UP (i) 1/DOWN (m) 2 buttons to
select EXT SOURCE, then select UNBLOCK or BLOCK
using the VOLUME UP (k) 3/DOWN (o) 4 buttons.
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SETTING PARENTAL CONTROL (CONTINUED)
Movie Rating enables parents to prevent their children from watching inappropriate material on TV. Movie Rating reads the
ratings for programming (except for news, sports, unedited movies on premium cable and emergency system signals), then
denies access to programming if the program’s rating meets the limitations previously set. In this case, the program will be
blocked.
MOVIE RATING SET UP
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2
1
Closed Caption: Off
Parental Control
Change Password
Blue Back:
On
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2
Press the CHANNEL UP (i) 1/DOWN (m) 2 buttons to
select MOVIE RATING, and then the VOLUME UP (k)
button 3 to select it.
Enter the PARENTAL CONTROL menu as described on
page 20.
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NONE: Movie rating is not
set.
NC17:
G:
All ages.
PG:
Parental Guidance.
X:
PG-13: Parental Guidance, NR:
less than 13 years 3
old.
R:
Under 17 years old,
Parental Guidance
suggested.
17 years old and
above.
Adult only.
Not Rated.
Press the CHANNEL UP (i) 1/DOWN (m) 2 buttons to select a rating to turn On or Off. When a desired rating appears,
press the VOLUME UP (k) button 3 to block that rating and the ones above it.
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SETTING PARENTAL CONTROL (CONTINUED)
TV Parental Guidelines have one or more letters added to the basic rating to let parents know when a show contains higher
levels of violence, sex, adult material or suggestive dialogue.
TV PARENTAL RATING SET UP
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2
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Closed Caption: Off
Parental Control
Change Password
Blue Back:
On
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Press the CHANNEL UP (i) 1/DOWN (m) 2 buttons to
select TV GUIDELINES, and then the VOLUME UP (k)
button 3 to select it.
Enter the PARENTAL CONTROL menu as described on
page 20.
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F:
V:
S:
L:
D:
Fantasy Violence
Violence
Sexual Situations
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Adult Language
Suggestive
Dialogue
Press the CHANNEL UP (i) 1/DOWN (m) 2 buttons to select a rating. When a desired rating appears, press the
VOLUME UP (k) button 3 to turn selected rating On or Off. Then press the CHANNEL DOWN (m) button 2 to scroll down
and then press the VOLUME UP (k) button 3 to turn the individual settings On or Off (these represent the descriptions as
shown above. All programs with a higher rating than the one selected will also be blocked).
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SETTING PARENTAL CONTROL (CONTINUED)
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2
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Closed Caption: Off
Parental Control
Change Password
Blue Back:
On
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3
Press the Power button ❶ to turn on the TV. Press the
MENU button ❷; the MENU screen will appear.
Press the CHANNEL UP ( ) 3 /DOWN ( ) 4 buttons to
select SPECIAL. Press the VOLUME DOWN ( ) 2
button to enter, then press the VOLUME UP ( ) 1 /
DOWN ( ) 2 buttons to select CHANGE PASSWORD.
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4
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2
Press the VOLUME UP (k) button 1 to confirm. Using the
Direct Channel Selection buttons (0-9) 2, enter the
password (“1111” is the preset password if you have not
changed it).
Using the Direct Channel Selection buttons (0-9), enter the
desired new password, then the confirm screen will appear.
Enter the password again to confirm.
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IMPORTANT:
Make sure to write done the new password and retain it for future use.
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SETTING THE WAKE-UP TIME
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2
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Press the Power button ❶ to turn on the TV. Press the
MENU button ❷; the MENU screen will appear.
Press the CHANNEL UP ( ) 4 /DOWN ( ) 3 buttons to
select TIME. Press the VOLUME DOWN ( ) 2 button
to enter.
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Time
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Set Clock :
10 : 00
Off Time :
:
Wake-up Time : 10
Wake-up Channel :
Select
Adjust
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AM
AM
AM
2
Time
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3
Exit
Set Clock :
10 : 00
Off Time :
:
Wake-up Time : 10 : 00
Wake-up Channel :
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4
Select
Adjust
AM
AM
AM
2
Exit
Press the CHANNEL UP (i) 1/DOWN (m) 2 buttons to
select WAKE-UP TIME. Press the VOLUME UP (k)
3/DOWN (o) 4 buttons to set the hour, then press the
CHANNEL DOWN (m) 2 button.
Press the VOLUME UP (k) 1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to set
the minute, then press the CHANNEL DOWN (m) 3 button.
Press the VOLUME UP (k) 1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to set
the AM or PM setting.
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Time
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4
3
2
Set Clock :
10 : 00
Off Time :
:
Wake-up Time : 10 : 00
Wake-up Channel :
Select
Adjust
AM
AM
AM
2
Exit
Press the MENU button twice or wait 20 seconds to exit the
menu.
Press the CHANNEL UP (i) 1/DOWN (m) 2 buttons to
select WAKE-UP CHANNEL. Press the VOLUME UP (k)
3/DOWN (o) 4 buttons to set the channel to wake to.
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SETTING THE OFF TIMER
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2
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2
2
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3
Press the Power button ❶ to turn on the TV. Press the
MENU button ❷; the MENU screen will appear.
Press the VOLUME UP (k) 1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to
select TIME. Press the CHANNEL DOWN (m) 3 button to
enter.
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4
Time
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4
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Time
Set Clock :
10 : 00
Off Time :
11
Wake-up Time :
Wake-up Channel :
AM
AM
AM
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2
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3
1
Select
Adjust
Exit
Select
Press the CHANNEL UP (i) 1/DOWN (m) 2 buttons to
select OFF TIME. Press the VOLUME UP (k) 3/DOWN
(o) 4 buttons to set the hour, then press the CHANNEL
DOWN (m) 2 button.
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Press the MENU button twice or wait 20 seconds to exit the
menu.
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1
Adjust
AM
AM
AM
2
Exit
Press the VOLUME UP (k) 1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to set
the minute, then press the CHANNEL DOWN (m) 3 button.
Press the VOLUME UP (k) 1/DOWN (o) 2 buttons to set
the AM or PM setting.
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4
Set Clock :
10 : 00
Off Time :
11 : 00
Wake-up Time :
Wake-up Channel :
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Check the following before requesting service:
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
POWER
No power.
The AC power cord is not
connected.
Connect the AC power cord to
the AC outlet.
TV BROADCAST RECEPTION
Poor or no picture.
Picture wobbles or drifts.
No CATV reception.
No reception above ch13.
Poor or no sound.
TV shuts off.
Closed Captioning not
working.
TV station experiencing problems.
Try another channel.
Picture control is not adjusted.
Check picture control adjustments.
Possible local interference.
Check for source of reception disturbance.
Antenna/CATV connector is not connected.
Check CATV connection or VHF/UHF antenna.
TV station experiencing problems.
Try another channel.
Cable TV channel is scrambled.
A Cable box needs to be used (if desired).
Possible local interference.
Check for source of reception disturbance.
CATV not connected.
Check all CATV connections.
AIR/CATV option set to AIR.
Set AIR/CATV option to CATV.
Cable TV service interrupted.
Contact your Cable TV company.
AIR/CATV option set to AIR.
Set AIR/CATV option to CATV.
TV station experiencing problems.
Try another channel.
MUTE button is pressed.
Press MUTE button again.
Possible local interference.
Check for source of reception disturbance.
Antenna/CATV connector is not connected.
Check CATV connection or VHF/UHF antenna.
Volume is set to minimum.
Increase volume.
TV station stopped broadcasting.
Tune to a new channel.
Sleep Timer is set.
Set Sleep Timer to Off.
Home breaker has blown.
Check breaker.
TV signal is weak.
Check CATV or VHF/UHF antenna connection.
TV station experiencing problems or
program tuned is not closed captioned.
Try another channel.
Closed Captioning not turned on.
Turn Closed Captioning on.
Distance is too far or too much
light in the room.
There is an obstacle in the path of the beam
or remote is not aimed at the sensor.
Operate within 20 feet or reduce
the light in the room.
Clear the path of the beam and/or aim the remote
at the sensor.
REMOTE CONTROL
Remote control does
not operate.
The batteries are weak or installed incorrectly. Replace the batteries or install correctly.
PARENTAL CONTROL (PC)
PC protection not
working properly.
Parental Control setting is turned off.
Turn Parental Control setting on.
News or sports event being broadcast.
Parental Control does not work with news or
sporting events.
Ratings not set.
Set ratings as desired.
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RECEPTION DISTURBANCES
Most types of television interference can be remedied by adjusting the height and position of the VHF/UHF antenna.
Outdoor antennas are recommended for best results if not using cable or a satellite. The most common types of television
interference are shown below. If one of these symptoms appear when the TV is connected to a Cable TV system, the
disturbance may be caused by the local cable company broadcast.
IGNITION:
Black spots or horizontal streaks may appear, picture may flutter or drift.
Usually caused by interference from automobile ignition systems, neon
lamps, electric drills and other electric appliances.
GHOSTS:
Ghosts are caused by the television signal following two paths. One is the
direct path and the other is reflected from tall buildings, hills or other
objects. Changing the direction or position of the antenna may improve the
reception.
SNOW:
If your receiver is located in the fringe area of a television station where the
signal is weak, your picture may be marred by the appearance of small
dots. When the signal is extremely weak, it may be necessary to install an
external antenna to improve the picture.
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE:
This interference produces moving ripples or diagonal streaks, and in some
cases, causes loss of contrast in the picture.
PICTURE SIZE VARIATION:
A slight picture size variation is quite normal when you adjust the
CONTRAST or BRIGHTNESS setting.
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SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS–MODEL SB315
LIMITED WARRANTY
Emerson Radio Corp. warrants manufacturing defects in original material, including original
parts and workmanship, under normal use and conditions, for a period of one (1) year (Two
years on picture tube) from the date of original purchase in the U.S. With your dated proof of
purchase, we will provide repair service at no charge for labor and parts at an authorized
Depot Repair Facility, or replace the product in our discretion. For repair or replacement,
pack your unit in a padded box, enclose your check or money order payable to Emerson
Radio Corp. in the amount of $9.00 (not required by California residents) to cover shipping
and handling costs, and enclose a copy of your proof of purchase.
Send your unit to the address blow.
This warranty does not cover damage from negligence, misuse, abuse, accident, failure to
follow operating instructions, commercial use, rental, repairs by an unauthorized facility, or
products purchased, used, serviced or damaged outside of the United States.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
The serial number can be found on the back cabinet. We suggest that you record
the serial number of your unit in the space below for future reference.
Model Number:
Serial Number:_________________________
TO FIND THE LOCATION AND PHONE
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AUTHORIZED
SERVICESERVICE
NUMBER OF YOUR NEAREST SERVICE
CENTER PERMITTED TO PERFORM
WARRANTY...
CALL TOLL FREE: 1-800-695-0098
FOR ADDITIONAL SET-UP OR OPERATIONG ASSISTANCE
PLEASE CALL:
1-800-898-9020
FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE, PLEASE SEND TO:
Emerson Radio Corp.
Consumer Affairs Dept.
5101 Statesman Drive,
Irving, TX 75063.
EMERSON
PART NO. 21-2062
506-04
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