VIZIO M160MV User Manual
Dear VIZIO Customer,
Congratulations on your new VIZIO M160MV television purchase.
To get the most out of your new VIZIO HDTV, read these
instructions before making any adjustments, and retain them for
future reference. We hope you will experience many years of
enjoyment from your new VIZIO HDTV High Definition Television.
For assistance, call 877-MYVIZIO (877-698-4946) or e-mail us at
www.VIZIO.com.
To purchase or inquire about accessories and installation services
for your VIZIO HDTV, visit our website at www.VIZIO.com or call
toll free at 888-849-4623.
We recommend you register your VIZIO HDTV either at our
website www.VIZIO.com or fill out and mail your registration card.
For peace of mind and to protect your investment beyond the
standard warranty, VIZIO offers on-site extended warranty service
plans. These plans give additional coverage during the standard
warranty period. Visit our website or call us to purchase a plan.
Write down the serial number located on the back of your HDTV
for easy reference when obtaining warranty support:
Serial #: _____________________
Purchase Date _____________________
VIZIO is a registered trademark of VIZIO, Inc. dba V, Inc.
HDMI logo and “High Definition Multimedia Interface” are registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
and
are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
TruSurround HD and TruVolume technologies are incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc.
This product qualifies for ENERGY STAR in the “factory default (Home Use)” setting and this is the setting in
which power savings will be achieved. Changing the factory default picture setting or enabling other features
will increase power consumption that could exceed the limits necessary to qualify for Energy Star rating.
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Important Safety Instructions
Your HDTV is designed and manufactured to operate within defined design limits. Misuse
may result in electric shock or fire. To prevent your HDTV from being damaged, the
following instructions should be observed for the installation, use, and maintenance of
your HDTV. Read the following safety instructions before operating your HDTV. Keep
these instructions in a safe place for future reference.
Warning:
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To reduce the risk of electric shock or component damage, switch off the power before
connecting other components to your HDTV.
Unplug the AC/DC power adapter before cleaning your HDTV. A damp cloth is sufficient
for cleaning your HDTV. Do not use a liquid or a spray cleaner for cleaning your HDTV.
Do not use abrasive cleaners.
Always use the accessories recommended by the manufacturer to insure compatibility.
When moving your HDTV from an area of low temperature to an area of high temperature,
condensation may form in the housing. Wait before turning on your HDTV to avoid
causing fire, electric shock, or component damage.
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by manufacturer
or sold with your HDTV. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the
cart/HDTV combination to avoid injury from tip-over. Do not place your HDTV on
an unstable cart, stand, or table. If your HDTV falls, it can injure a person and
cause serious damage to your HDTV. Use only a cart or stand recommended by
the manufacturer or sold with your HDTV.
A distance of at least three feet should be maintained between your HDTV and any heat
source, such as a radiator, heater, oven, amplifier etc. Do not install your HDTV close to
smoke. Operating your HDTV 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 operation of your HDTV and to protect it from overheating, be sure these
openings are not blocked or covered. Do not place your HDTV in a bookcase or cabinet
unless proper ventilation is provided.
Never push any object into the slots and openings on your HDTV cabinet. Do not place
any objects on the top of your HDTV. Doing so could short circuit parts causing a fire or
electric shock. Never spill liquids on your HDTV.
Your HDTV 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.
Do not apply pressure or throw objects at your HDTV. This may compromise the integrity
of the display. The manufacturer’s warranty does not cover user abuse or improper
installations.
Your HDTV is equipped with an AC/DC power adapter. This plug will fit only into a
grounded power outlet. This is a safety feature. If your outlet does not accommodate the
three-pronged, have an electrician install the correct outlet, or use an adapter to ground
your HDTV safely. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounded plug.
When connected to a power outlet, power is always flowing into your HDTV. To totally
disconnect power, unplug the power cord.
 The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of un-isolated,
dangerous voltage within the inside of your HDTV
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 servicing instructions in
the literature accompanying your HDTV.
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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 your HDTV and easily accessible.
Only power of the marked voltage can be used for your HDTV. Any other voltage than the
specified voltage may cause fire or electric shock
Do not touch the power cord during lightning. To avoid electric shock, avoid handling the
power cord during electrical storms.
Unplug your HDTV during a lightning storm or when it will not be used for long period of
time. This will protect your HDTV from damage due to power surges.
Do not attempt to repair or service your HDTV yourself. Opening or removing the back
cover may expose you to high voltages, electric shock, and other hazards. If repair is
required, contact your dealer and refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Keep your HDTV away from moisture. Do not expose your HDTV to rain or moisture. If
water penetrates into your HDTV, unplug the power cord and contact your dealer.
Continuous use in this case may result in fire or electric shock.
Do not use your HDTV 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
your HDTV yourself.
Avoid using dropped or damaged appliances. If your HDTV is dropped and the housing is
damaged, the internal components may function abnormally. Unplug the power cord
immediately and contact your dealer for repair. Continued use of your HDTV may cause
fire or electric shock.
Do not install your HDTV in an area with heavy dust or high humidity. Operating your
HDTV in environments with heavy dust or high humidity may cause fire or electric shock.
Follow instructions for moving your HDTV. Ensure that the power cord and any other
cables are unplugged before moving your HDTV.
When unplugging your HDTV, hold the AC/DC power adapter, not the cord. Pulling on
the power cord may damage the wires inside the cord and cause fire or electric shock.
When your HDTV will not be used for an extended period of time, unplug the power cord.
To reduce risk of electric shock, do not touch the connector with wet hands.
Insert batteries in accordance with instructions. Incorrect polarities may cause the
batteries to leak which can damage the remote control or injure the operator.
If any of the following occurs, contact the dealer:
o The power cord fails or frays.
o Liquid sprays or any object drops into your HDTV.
o Your HDTV is exposed to rain or other moisture.
o Your HDTV is dropped or damaged in any way.
o The performance of your HDTV changes substantially.
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Television Antenna Connection Protection
External Television Antenna Grounding
If an outside antenna/satellite dish 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.
Remember, the screen of the coaxial cable is intended to be connected to earth in the
building installation.
Advisory of the DTV Transition
The nationwide switch to digital television broadcasting will be complete on June 12, 2009, but
your local television stations may switch sooner. After the switch, analog-only television sets that
receive TV programming through an antenna will need a converter box to continue to receive
over-the-air TV. Watch your local stations to find out when they will turn off their analog
signal and switch to digital-only broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as
before to receive low power, Class A or translator television stations and with cable and
satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and similar products.
For additional information, contact the parties listed below, as appropriate:
FCC (US Federal Communications Commission)
http://www.fcc.gov/
Phone: 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322)
TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322)
Fax: 1-866-418-0232
E-mail: fccinfo@fcc.gov
NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration)
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ 1-888-DTV-2009
Listings of US Television Stations: http://www.high-techproductions.com/usTVstations.htm
Note: Your HDTV comes with a built-in tuner capable of processing digital broadcasts. No extra
converter box is needed.
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions ........................................................................................................................ 2
Television Antenna Connection Protection ................................................................................................... 4
Advisory of the DTV Transition ..................................................................................................................... 4
CHAPTER 1 SETTING UP YOUR HDTV .....................................................................................8
Attaching the TV Stand ................................................................................................................................. 8
Wall Mounting Your HDTV ............................................................................................................................ 9
CHAPTER 2 BASIC CONTROLS AND CONNECTIONS ..........................................................10
Front Panel.................................................................................................................................................. 10
Rear Panel Connections ............................................................................................................................. 11
CHAPTER 3 VIZIO REMOTE CONTROL ..................................................................................12
Installing the Batteries................................................................................................................................. 12
Remote Control Range ............................................................................................................................... 12
VIZIO Remote Control Precautions ............................................................................................................ 12
Remote Control Buttons.............................................................................................................................. 13
CHAPTER 4 GETTING STARTED.............................................................................................14
CHAPTER 5 USING YOUR HDTV FOR THE FIRST TIME .......................................................15
Select Input Source..................................................................................................................................... 15
Watching a TV Program.............................................................................................................................. 15
Viewing Digital TV Program Information ..................................................................................................... 16
CHAPTER 6 CONNECTING EQUIPMENT ................................................................................17
Which Video Connection Should I Use ? .................................................................................................... 17
Connecting Your Cable or Satellite Box...................................................................................................... 18
Using HDMI (Best) ............................................................................................................................... 18
HDMI Connections for Cable or Satellite Boxes with DVI ................................................................... 18
Using Component Video (Better)......................................................................................................... 19
Using Composite Video (Compatible).................................................................................................. 19
Using Coaxial (Antenna) (Compatible) ................................................................................................ 20
Connecting Your DVD Player ..................................................................................................................... 20
Using HDMI (Best) ............................................................................................................................... 20
HDMI Connections for DVD Players with DVI ..................................................................................... 21
Using Component Video (Better)......................................................................................................... 21
Using Composite (AV) Video (Compatible) ......................................................................................... 22
Connecting Coaxial (RF)............................................................................................................................. 22
Using Your Antenna or Digital Cable for Standard TV or Digital TV ................................................... 22
Connecting Your VCR or Video Camera .................................................................................................... 23
Using AV .............................................................................................................................................. 23
Connecting a Computer .............................................................................................................................. 23
CHAPTER 7 VIEWING PICTURES ............................................................................................24
CHAPTER 8 ADJUSTING YOUR HDTV SETTINGS.................................................................25
Using the HDTV Settings App..................................................................................................................... 25
Input Menu .................................................................................................................................................. 25
Wide ............................................................................................................................................................ 26
Normal Mode ....................................................................................................................................... 26
Full ....................................................................................................................................................... 26
Stretch Mode........................................................................................................................................ 26
Panoramic Mode.................................................................................................................................. 26
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CC (Closed Caption) ................................................................................................................................... 27
Analog Closed Caption ........................................................................................................................ 27
Digital Closed Caption ......................................................................................................................... 27
Digital CC Style.................................................................................................................................... 27
Sleep Timer Menu....................................................................................................................................... 27
TV Settings Menu........................................................................................................................................ 27
Tuner Settings...................................................................................................................................... 28
PC Settings .......................................................................................................................................... 29
Parental Controls ................................................................................................................................. 29
Menu Languages ................................................................................................................................. 31
Time & Local Settings .......................................................................................................................... 32
Audio Settings Menu ................................................................................................................................... 32
SRS TruSurround HD™....................................................................................................................... 32
SRS TruVolume ................................................................................................................................... 32
Equalizer Settings ................................................................................................................................ 32
Balance ................................................................................................................................................ 32
TV Speakers ........................................................................................................................................ 32
Reset Audio Mode ............................................................................................................................... 33
Picture Settings Menu ................................................................................................................................. 33
Picture Mode........................................................................................................................................ 33
Backlight .............................................................................................................................................. 33
Brightness ............................................................................................................................................ 33
Contrast ............................................................................................................................................... 33
Color..................................................................................................................................................... 33
Tint ....................................................................................................................................................... 33
Sharpness............................................................................................................................................ 33
Noise Reduction................................................................................................................................... 34
More ..................................................................................................................................................... 34
Photo Menu................................................................................................................................................. 35
Sort By ................................................................................................................................................. 35
Thumbnail Size .................................................................................................................................... 35
Exit Browser......................................................................................................................................... 35
Help Menu ................................................................................................................................................... 35
System Info .......................................................................................................................................... 35
Reset All Settings................................................................................................................................. 35
Setup Wizard ....................................................................................................................................... 35
CHAPTER 9 MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING......................................................36
Cleaning the TV and Remote Control ......................................................................................................... 36
Troubleshooting Guide................................................................................................................................ 37
Telephone & Technical Support.................................................................................................................. 40
Compliance ................................................................................................................................................. 40
CHAPTER 10 SPECIFICATIONS ..............................................................................................42
Specifications .............................................................................................................................................. 42
Preset PC Resolutions ................................................................................................................................ 43
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON PARTS AND LABOR..................................................44
Index............................................................................................................................................................ 45
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Opening the Package
Your HDTV and its accompanying accessories are carefully packed in a cardboard carton that
has been designed to protect it from transportation damage. After you have opened the carton,
make sure that your HDTV is in good condition and that all of the contents are included.
The screen can be easily scratched or broken, so handle your HDTV gently and never place your
HDTV with the screen facing downwards on a surface without protective padding.
IMPORTANT: Save the carton and packing material for future shipping.
Package Contents
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Stand with thumb screw
VIZIO remote control VR9AAA
batteries for the remote control (2)
Power adapter
Cleaning cloth
Quick Setup Guide
Registration Card
HDTV Accessories and Services
Additional certified accessories for your HDTV are sold separately, including:
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High Definition cables
Extra or replacement remote controls
Sound Bars
Blu-ray DVD Players
VIZIO also offers installation services and extended warranty services for your HDTV.
To purchase or inquire about additional accessories and services for your VIZIO HDTV, visit our
website at www.VIZIO.com or call us toll free at 877-MYVIZIO (877-698-4946).
Caution: Do not apply pressure or throw objects at your HDTV (including game
controllers).
This may compromise the integrity of the display. The manufacturer’s warranty does not
cover user abuse or improper installations.
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Chapter 1 Setting Up Your HDTV
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Read this user manual carefully before installing your HDTV.
The power consumption of your HDTV is about 35W average. Use the included power
adapter. When an extension cord is required, use one with the correct power rating. The
AC/DC power adapter must be grounded and the grounding feature must not be
compromised.
Install your HDTV on a flat surface to avoid tipping.
For proper ventilation, you must allow a 1” space between the back of your HDTV and
the wall.
Avoid installing your HDTV in places with high humidity, dust, or smoke so you do not
shorten the service life of the electronic components.
Install your HDTV in a level, landscape orientation, with the VIZIO logo at the bottom to
prevent poor ventilation and excessive component damage.
If you want to mount your HDTV on the wall, see below for additional information.
Read this user manual carefully before installing your HDTV.
VIZIO offers professional installation services including home networking. Contact VIZIO for more
information on these services at 877-MYVIZIO (877-698-4946) or www.VIZIO.com.
Attaching the TV Stand
Unpack the TV and stand base:
1. Remove the remote control, batteries, base, and power adapter.
2. Remove the TV from the box and lay it face down on a clean, flat surface.
Note: Make sure that the surface is free of debris to prevent the TV screen from getting scratched.
Attach the TV stand base:
1. Push the stand base onto the stand neck (already connected to TV) making sure the
arrow on the base points toward the front of the TV.
2. On the bottom of the base, tighten the wing screw. Move the TV into an upright position.
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Wall Mounting Your HDTV
Your HDTV can be mounted on the wall for viewing. If you
choose to mount your HDTV on the wall, follow the
instructions below.
Write down the serial number located on the back of your
HDTV in the space provided on page 1 to have it handy if
you need to call for support.
Remove the stand base and neck:
1. Disconnect the cables from your HDTV.
2. Place your HDTV face down on a soft, flat surface
to prevent damage to the screen.
3. Flip the base 90 degrees. The stand neck will be
out of view after the base is removed.
4. Loosen the wing screw and remove the stand
base.
Mount your HDTV on the wall:
1. Attach your HDTV to a wall mount (sold separately) using the mounting holes in the back
panel of your HDTV (see illustration at the right).
2. Read the instructions that came with your specific wall mount to properly hang your
HDTV.
Wall Mounting Specifications
Screw Size
Screw Length
M4
10.0 mm
Screw Pitch
1.0 mm
Hole Pattern
VESA standard 75 x 75 mm spacing
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Chapter 2 Basic Controls and Connections
Front Panel
POWER ‘VIZIO’ LIGHT—The VIZIO logo lights white
when powered on.
Remote Control Sensor—Point the remote control
directly at this window on the lower left corner of your
HDTV for the best response to the remote signal.
Your HDTV TV features touch-sensitive buttons that
light when active:
)—Turn your HDTV on by
1. POWER (
pressing the button once. Press the button again to turn your HDTV off.
2. MENU—Press to launch the on-screen menu.
If a sub-menu is active, this button will
proceed to the next level.
3. CH ▲/▼—Press to change the channels up
or down. While the menu is active, these
buttons function as up and down controls.
4. VOL ▲/▼—Press to increase or decrease the
speaker volume. While the menu is active,
these buttons function as left and right
controls.
5. INPUT (SELECT)—Press to cycle through the
various devices connected to your TV (called
Inputs). The inputs cycle in the following
sequence: TV, AV (Composite), COMP
(Component), VGA, HDMI, and Photos. After you have stepped through the entire
sequence, you will return to the beginning. If a sub-menu is active, pressing this button
will return to the previous menu level. Additionally, when the menu is active, this button
confirms the menu function to be adjusted.
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Rear Panel Connections
1. DC IN—Connect the included AC/DC power supply here. Connect the other end to a wall
outlet.
2. Kensington Security Slot—Insert a Kensington lock and attach your HDTV to a
permanent object to prevent theft.
3. HDMI—Connect digital video devices such as a DVD player or Set-Top Box through
these all digital connectors.
4. RGB PC— Connect the video and audio from a computer here. Connect a 1/8” mini plug
stereo connector from the computer to the TV if you want the sound to come from the
HDTV speakers.
5. DTV/TV— Connect to an antenna or digital cable source. For digital TV stations in your
area visit www.antennaweb.org. For Cable and Satellite Set-Top boxes, we recommend
that you use a HDMI or component cable connection for high definition image quality.
6. USB PORT— Insert a FAT/FAT32 formatted USB drive to view pictures. This port is also
used for service.
7. COMPONENT (Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr shares L/R Audio inputs with AV input)—Connect
component video devices such as a DVD Player or set top box here.
8. AV—Connect composite video devices, such as a VCR or game console. Use the white
and red connectors to connect the external audio from the same source.
9. Headphones—Connect your personal headphones here.
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Chapter 3 VIZIO Remote Control
Installing the Batteries
1. Remove the battery cover.
2. 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.
3. Replace the battery cover.
Precautionary Tips for Inserting the Batteries:
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Do not mix new and old batteries. This may
result in cracking or leakage that may cause a
fire or lead to personal injury.
Inserting the batteries incorrectly may also result in cracking or leakage that may cause a
fire or lead to personal injury.
Dispose of batteries according to local hazardous waste regulations.
Keep the batteries away from children and pets.
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Point the remote control directly at this sensor
for the best response to the remote signal.
Do not place any obstacles between the remote
control and the remote control sensor.
The effective range of the remote control is
approximately 22 feet (7 meters) from the front
of the remote control sensor, 30° to the left and
right, 20° up and down.
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The remote control should be kept dry and away from heat sources. Avoid humidity.
If the TV responds erratically to the remote control or does not respond at all, check the
batteries. If the batteries are low or exhausted, replace them with fresh batteries.
When not using the remote control for a long period of time, remove the batteries.
Do not take the batteries apart, heat them, or throw them into a fire.
Do not subject the remote control to undue physical stress, such as striking or dropping it.
Do not attempt to clean the remote control with a volatile solvent. Wipe it with a clean,
damp cloth.
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Remote Control Buttons
INFO—Press to display program information.
POWER (
)—Press to turn the TV on from the Standby mode.
Press it again to return to the Standby mode.
TV—Press to select the TV input.
AV—Press to select the AV input.
COMP—Press to select the Component input.
HDMI—Press to select the HDMI input.
Up, Down, Left or Right navigation
buttons — Press to navigate open
menus, adjust other TV settings such
as Brightness and Contrast, or turn
menu options On and Off.
OK— Press to select an option in the
menu.
VOL ▲/▼—Press to turn the volume up or down.
CH ▲/▼—Press to change the channels up or down.
MUTE—Press to turn the sound on and off.
LAST— Press to recall the previously viewed channel. When the
Menu is active, press repeatedly to go to the previous level or out of
the On Screen Menu completely.
Number Button Pad—Press to select a channel or enter a
password.
INPUT—Press to cycle through the various devices connected to
your TV (called Inputs). The inputs cycle in the following sequence:
TV, AV (Composite), Comp (Component), VGA, HDMI, and Photos.
After you have stepped through the entire sequence, you will return
to the beginning.
- (DASH) —Press to insert a dash between the main and subchannels. For example, channel 28-2 would be selected by the button sequence 2, 8, DASH, 2.
EXIT— Press to exit from open menus.
The following keys are used for the Photo Browser:
Play (►)—Play a slideshow.
Exit ( )—Exit the Photo Browser.
Next (
)—Proceed to the next picture
Pause (II)— Pause a slideshow.
Previous ( )—Go back to the previous picture
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Chapter 4 Getting Started
Your HDTV has a built-in setup App that runs when you turn on your TV for the first time. Follow
the on-screen directions to easily setup your new HDTV.
1. Insert the batteries into the remote control.
2. Connect the AC/DC power adapter to the power connector on the back of your HDTV,
and then plug into a wall outlet.
3. Connect your devices to your HDTV (see Basic Controls and Connections on page 10 for
detailed steps).
4. Turn on your TV. The Setup App will automatically play and guide your thru the initial
setup of your HDTV. Use the Arrow and OK buttons to navigate through the setup App.
During the setup process you will:
o Choose your Menu language
o Set the TV to Home Mode for the best picture and most efficient energy usage.
o Add your TV channels (unless you have a Cable/Satellite Set-Top Box)
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Chapter 5 Using your HDTV for the first time
Select Input Source
Select the input source for your HDTV by pressing the INPUT button on the
remote control or the front of your TV. Pressing this button will cycle you
through the following options: TV, AV, Comp, VGA, HDMI, and Photos.
Turn on your device and you will see a picture on your HDTV. If there is no
picture, make sure you have selected the correct input on your HDTV.
Note: If the selected device is RF connected, your HDTV needs to be in TV
mode and on either channel 3 or channel 4 matching the channel which
has been selected on the back of the VCR, Cable Box, External TV Tuner
or Satellite Receiver. Refer to Owner or User’s Manual of such equipment
for details.
Watching a TV Program
Before you start watching TV, make sure that any cable, satellite or off-air antenna connections
are secure. Also, verify that the power adapter is plugged into a correctly grounded electrical
outlet or surge protector.
1. Press the power button on the remote control. The VIZIO logo on the front will light up
white.
2. Select the input to which your device is connected that provides TV programming (i.e. TV,
HDMI, COMP).
Note: You should be able to see a picture. If you do not, make sure that all of your HDTV
connections are secure and you have selected the correct video input source. Each press of the
INPUT button on the remote control will cycle through the available inputs. Press the button until
the input associated with the device you want to view is shown.
3. When using the TV input, press the channel buttons on the remote control or the CH ▲
or ▼ buttons to change the channel. The Channel buttons and on the remote, control will
not work if you are watching a program using HDMI, Component, or AV inputs.
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Viewing Digital TV Program Information
INFO Button
When the channel is changed or when you press the INFO button, an information header is
shown over the picture for a few seconds. Each press of the INFO button will display more
information about the program:
Current INFO is as below.
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Chapter 6 Connecting Equipment
Which Video Connection Should I Use ?
You have several options for connecting your video equipment box to your HDTV from a basic
connection to the most advanced for digital displays. Based on your Home Theater configuration,
you can decide which option is the right one for you.
Connection
Quality (type)
Connector
Best
(digital)
Best
(digital)
----------Compatible
(analog)
Description
HDMI delivers the best image quality of any of the signal types
available and it’s all done over one cable. You get a great picture
and cut down on your cable clutter. HDMI provides digital quality
and amazing sound so if your TV has HDMI, this is the connection
type you should be using.
Connect your antenna or coaxial cable to watch TV
programming. This cable usually comes from your cable box or
right out of the wall.
Best
(analog)
The RGB (VGA) port allows you to connect your computer so you
can use the TV as your monitor.
Better
(analog)
Component consists of three cables for transmitting video and
two cables for transmitting audio: one red and one white.
Component video provides a sharper image than Composite
video and should be used instead of composite when possible.
However, because it is still an analog connection, it won’t provide
the high-quality video and audio that HDMI can produce.
Compatible
(analog)
Composite consists of one yellow cable for transmitting video
and two cables for transmitting audio: one red and one white. It is
capable of transmitting stereo sound and standard definition video
(480i). While it provides a good image, it has lower image quality
than HDMI or Composite. So try to use one of those connections
first.
Note: To maintain the display quality, use a VIZIO certified HDMI cable. This cable is available in
6, 8, and 12 foot lengths. Visit www.VIZIO.com or call 1-888-VIZIOCE (1-888-849-4623) for
details.
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Connecting Your Cable or Satellite Box
Using HDMI (Best)
Cable and Satellite Boxes that have a HDMI digital interface should be connected using HDMI for
optimal results. To maintain image quality, use a VIZIO certified HDMI cable. This cable is
available in 6, 15, and 30 foot lengths. Visit www.VIZIO.com or call 877-MYVIZIO (877-698-4946)
for details.
1. Turn off your HDTV and Cable/Satellite Box.
2. Connect an HDMI cable to the HDMI output of your HDTV Set-Top Box and the other end
to the HDMI input on your HDTV.
3. Turn on the power to your HDTV and your Cable/Satellite Box.
4. Select HDMI using the INPUT button on the remote control, or directly by pressing the
HDMI button on the remote control.
Note:
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The HDMI input on your HDTV supports High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection
(HDCP). HDCP encrypts the transmission between the video source and the digital
display for added security and protection.
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Refer to your Cable/Satellite Set-Top Box user manual for more information about the
video output requirements of the product or consult your cable or satellite operator.
HDMI Connections for Cable or Satellite Boxes with DVI
1. Turn off the power to your HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
2. Using a HDMI-DVI cable, connect the DVI end to your HDTV Set-Top Box and the HDMI
end to the HDMI input on your HDTV.
3. Using an 1/8" stereo audio cable adapter, connect the audio output connectors (L/R)
associated with the DVI output on your HDTV Set-Top Box and connect the 1/8" end to
the audio connector labeled AUDIO associated with the RGB input on your HDTV.
4. Turn on the power to your HDTV and your Cable/Satellite Box.
5. Select HDMI using the INPUT button on the remote control, or directly by pressing the
HDMI button on the remote control.
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Using Component Video (Better)
1. Turn off your HDTV and Cable/Satellite Box.
2. Connect the component cables (green, blue, and red) from your Cable/Satellite Box to
the COMPONENT jacks on your HDTV.
3. Connect the audio cables (white and red) from your Cable/Satellite Box to the AV L and
R Audio jacks on your HDTV.
4. Turn on your HDTV and Cable/Satellite Box.
5. Select Comp using the INPUT button on the remote control, or directly by pressing the
COMP button on the remote control.
Using Composite Video (Compatible)
1. Turn off your HDTV and Cable/Satellite Box.
2. Connect the video cable (yellow) from your Cable/Satellite Box to the V jack (yellow) on
your HDTV.
3. Connect the audio cables (white and red) from your Cable/Satellite Box to the
corresponding L and R AUDIO jacks on your HDTV.
4. Turn on your HDTV and Cable/Satellite Box.
5. Select AV using the INPUT button on the remote control, or directly by pressing the AV
button on the remote control.
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Using Coaxial (Antenna) (Compatible)
1. Turn off the power to your HDTV.
2. Connect the coaxial (RF) connector from your Cable Set-Top Box or Satellite Set Top
Box to the DTV/TV connector on your HDTV.
3. Turn on the power to your HDTV.
4. Select TV using the INPUT button on the remote control, or directly by pressing the TV
button on the remote control.
5. Perform an Auto Channel scan. See Auto Channel Search on page 28 for more
information.
Connecting Your DVD Player
Using HDMI (Best)
DVD players that have a HDMI digital interface should be connected using HDMI for optimal
results. To maintain image quality, use a VIZIO certified HDMI cable. This cable is available in 6,
15, and 30 foot lengths. Visit www.VIZIO.com or call 877-MYVIZIO (877-698-4946) for details.
1. Turn off your HDTV and DVD player.
2. Connect a HDMI cable to the HDMI output of your DVD player and the other end to the
HDMI input on your HDTV.
3. Turn on the power to your HDTV and your DVD player.
4. Select HDMI using the INPUT button on the remote control, or directly by pressing the
HDMI button on the remote control.
Note:
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The HDMI input on your HDTV supports High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection
(HDCP). HDCP encrypts the transmission between the video source and the digital
display for added security and protection.
Refer to your DVD player user manual for more information about the video output
requirements.
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HDMI Connections for DVD Players with DVI
1. Turn off your HDTV and DVD player.
2. Using a HDMI-DVI cable, connect the DVI end to your DVD player and the HDMI end to
the HDMI Input on your HDTV.
3. Using an 1/8" stereo audio cable adapter, connect the audio output connectors (L/R)
associated with the DVI output on your HDTV Set-Top Box and connect the 1/8" end to
the audio connector labeled AUDIO associated with the RGB input on your HDTV.
4. Turn on the power to your HDTV and your DVD player.
5. Select HDMI using the INPUT button on the remote control, or directly by pressing the
HDMI button on the remote control.
Using Component Video (Better)
1. Turn off the power to your HDTV and DVD player.
2. Connect the component cable (green, blue, and red) from your DVD player to the
COMPONENT jacks on your HDTV.
3. Connect the audio cables (white and red) from your DVD player to the AV L and R
AUDIO jacks on your HDTV.
4. Turn on the power to your HDTV and DVD player.
5. Select Comp using the INPUT button on the remote control, or directly by pressing the
COMP button on the remote control.
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Using Composite (AV) Video (Compatible)
1. Turn off the power to your HDTV and DVD player.
2. Connect the video cable (yellow) from your DVD player to the AV jack on your HDTV.
3. Connect the audio cables (white and red) on your DVD player to the AV L and R AUDIO
jacks on your HDTV.
4. Turn on the power to your HDTV and DVD Player.
5. Select AV using the INPUT button on the remote control, or directly by pressing the AV
button on the remote control.
Connecting Coaxial (RF)
Using Your Antenna or Digital Cable for Standard TV or Digital TV
1. Turn off the power to your HDTV.
2. Connect the coaxial (RF) connector from your antenna or cable to the DTV/TV connector
on your HDTV.
3. Turn on the power to your HDTV.
4. Select TV using the INPUT button on the remote control, or directly by pressing the TV
button on the remote control.
5. Perform an Auto Channel scan. See Auto Channel Search on page 28 for more
information.
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Connecting Your VCR or Video Camera
Using AV
1. Turn off the power to your HDTV and VCR or Video Camera.
2. Connect the yellow AV cable from your VCR or video camera to the V jack on your HDTV.
3. Connect the audio cables on your VCR or video camera to the corresponding L and R
AUDIO jacks on your HDTV.
4. Turn on the power to your HDTV and VCR or Video Camera.
5. Select AV using the INPUT button on the remote control or side of the TV.
Connecting a Computer
COMPUTER
1. Set computer to a resolution supported by your HDTV. If your computer supports it, we
recommend 1360 x 768. (See Preset PC Resolutions on page 43.)
2. Turn off the power to your HDTV and Computer.
3. Connect the VGA cable from your computer to the RGB PC jack on your HDTV.
4. Connect the 1/8-inch audio cable from your computer to the RGB PC Audio jack on your
HDTV. This step is optional and only needed to transmit audio from the computer through
the TV.
5. Turn on the power to your HDTV and computer.
6. Select VGA using the INPUT button on the remote control or side of your HDTV.
Note: Refer to your PC computer user manual for more information about the video output
requirements.
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Chapter 7 Viewing pictures
Connect a USB flash drive to the USB port on your HDTV to view photos.
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USB drives that are USB 2.0 and FAT or FAT32 are supported.
The USB Port does not support external hard drives or USB hubs.
If your USB drive is oversized and does not physically fit in the
USB port, use a USB extension cable. Connect one end of the
cable to your USB drive and the other end to the USB port.
Supported file extensions include .jpg and .jpeg.
Note: Even the supported format files listed above may or may not play
properly or completely, depending on the USB device, bit rate stream, and
other content characteristics, as well as other factors.
1. Turn on your HDTV.
2. Insert a USB device with photos into the USB port on your HDTV.
A screen will appear listing the number of files found on your USB
device.
3. Browse photos or start slideshow.
a. In Browse Photos state, The Photo menu opens giving
you more menu options.
i. Press OK to open Photo menu and to change the
settings you want.
ii. Press Up or Down Navigation buttons to highlight
an option and then press OK to select it. In some
cases, a sub-menu will be displayed.
b. In Slideshow mode, the pictures found automatically play.
i. Press Left, Right, Up, or Down navigation buttons
to move to the picture or folder you want.
ii. Press ► to select your folder or start a slideshow.
iii. Press OK to open the Photo menu and to change
the settings.
iv. In Slideshow mode, press the II button to pause
the slideshow, ►► button to jump to the next
picture or the ◄◄ button to go back to the
previous picture, and the ■ button to exit the
slideshow.
4. To exit from viewing photos, press ■ or press EXIT.
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Chapter 8 Adjusting Your HDTV Settings
Using the HDTV Settings App
The remote control or the buttons on the front of the TV can control all the function settings. The
HDTV Settings App allows you to adjust contrast, brightness and other settings. The TV will save
changes made to the settings, even if the TV is turned off.
The HDTV Settings App consists of several menu options. The main menu options may vary
depending on your selected input source.
Note: Some of the main menu options may have additional submenus, for example, the TV
Rating submenu for Parental Controls.
1. Press the OK button on the remote control. The HDTV Settings App
opens.
2. Use the navigation keys around the OK button to select one of the
menu options.
3. Press OK to select the option or feature you want to adjust.
4. After the menu option is displayed, press Up or Down Navigation
buttons to select one of the items to adjust.
5. Press OK to select, and then press Up, Down. Left, or Right
Navigation buttons to adjust the selection.
6. Press LAST once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to
exit the On Screen Menu completely when finished making
adjustments.
7. Press EXIT to close the HDTV Settings App.
Input Menu
Select the Input Source for your HDTV. Choose from TV, AV, Comp, HDMI, VGA, and Photos.
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Wide
Select how the picture displays on the screen. As you select an option, you will see the screen
adjusting to the different sizes. The options vary depending on the selected input and the TV
program.
Normal Mode
The original 4:3 aspect ratio (1.33:1 source) is preserved, so black
bars are added to the left and right of the display image. Standard TV
broadcasts are displayed with a 4:3 Aspect Ratio. Movies in 4:3 Aspect
Ratio may be referred to as pan-and-scan or full frame. These movies
were originally filmed in 16:9 (widescreen), and then modified to fit a
traditional TV screen (4:3).
Full
Full mode allows you to view the entire picture. Recommended for HDMI and RGB (VGA) /
Computer viewing so you can see the complete picture without the image overstretching beyond
the viewing area.
Stretch Mode
When watching a widescreen program (1.78:1 source) with black
bars on the sides, the display image will stretch to fill the TV
screen. People will appear wider than they really are. If you are
watching a widescreen (1.85:1 or 2.35:1 source) program or movie,
there will still be black bars at the top and bottom. This mode is
available only when watching a widescreen program.
Panoramic Mode
When watching a standard broadcast or full frame movie in
this mode, the 4:3 Aspect Ratio (1.33:1 source) display image
is stretched horizontally on the left and right sides to fill the TV
screen. The center of the image is not stretched.
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CC (Closed Caption)
To select the options in the CC sub-menu, press the OK button or the right navigation button. A
new menu will be displayed showing the following CC settings:
Analog Closed Caption
The CC feature is available when watching regular analog (NTSC) TV. Select from CC1, CC2,
CC3, CC4, or Off. Closed Caption for regular TV is usually CC1 or CC2.
Digital Closed Caption
The CC feature is available when watching digital TV. Select from CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, or CS1,
CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, or Off.
Digital CC Style
The Digital CC Style feature is available when watching digital TV.
Select either As Broadcaster or Custom. If Custom is selected then you can customize the way
Closed Caption is displayed. The options available are:

Caption Style (custom or as broadcast).
Note: the following options will only be available if Caption Style is set to Custom.
 Text Size (letter size)
 Color (text color)
 Opacity (color of the background where Closed Caption is displayed)
 Background Color (color of the background where Closed Caption is displayed)
 Background Opacity (sets the transparency of the background)
 Window Color (color of the area where characters are displayed)
 Window Opacity (transparency of the area where characters are displayed)
Sleep Timer Menu
Select the timer to turn off the TV in 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
TV Settings Menu
When you first turned on your HDTV you set up your TV for DTV /
TV channels using the Initial Setup screens. If you did not do this
or if your setup has changed, you can do this from the TV menu.
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Tuner Settings
Note: The tuner option can only be selected when your HDTV is in TV input mode.
Tuner Mode
Select Cable or Antenna
depending upon which you
have attached to the DTV / TV
Input.
Auto Channel Search
Automatically search for TV
channels that are available in
your area. Be sure to first
select the correct tuner mode
above. The TV will search for
analog and digital channels.
When the search is done,
press OK to begin watching
your programs.
Additional Scan
Only new Channels are added
to the channel lineup when
scanning for channels.
Skip Channel
After the TV has stored all of the available digital channels
in memory you will find that some channels are too weak to
watch comfortably or they may be channels you do not
want to see. Press OK to select the channel to be skipped
when using the CH▲ or CH▼ buttons. An X will appear in
channels you have selected to skip. You will still be able to
select this channel using the number buttons on the remote
control.
Analog MTS
This feature allows you to select the different languages
the broadcaster is transmitting the audio with the program
you are watching. This signal is usually Spanish. Choose
from Mono, Stereo, or SAP.
Digital MTS
This feature allows you to select the different languages
the broadcaster is transmitting the audio with the program
you are watching. This signal is usually Spanish. Choose
from English, French, or Spanish.
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PC Settings
Select if you are connecting to your PC (computer). This option can only be selected when you
are in the VGA input mode.
Auto Adjust
The TV will automatically position and tune the display for optimum performance.
Horiz. Position
Adjust the horizontal (left/right) position of the image.
Vertical Position
Adjust the vertical (up/down) position of the image.
Fine Tune
Fine tunes the image for crisp content over the entire display area.
Parental Controls
If you want to restrict certain channel and program viewing, you can do this
by turning on the Parental Control. Selected programs, movies and
channels can then be made available only after an authorized password
has been entered and accepted by the TV.
To select the options in the Parental sub-menu, press OK and then create
and/or enter a password.
Note: The Parental menu does not appear when the input mode is set to
HDMI or VGA.
A new menu will be displayed showing the following Parental settings:
Rating Enable
Select from ON or OFF. If set to OFF, you will not be able to set
the US TV, US Movie, Canadian English, or Canadian French
Ratings.
Channel Locks
Block individual channels from being displayed.
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USA-TV
Note: When Rating Enable is OFF, the USA-TV Rating
adjustments are not available.
Press OK to block (locked) or allow (unlocked) channels by the
following US TV ratings:
TV-Y – All children
TV-Y7 – Older children
TV-G – General audience
TV-PG – Guidance suggested
TV-14 – Strongly cautioned
TV-MA – Mature audience
You can also customize the TV ratings for the following content:
A – All sub-ratings
FV – Fantasy violence
D – Sexual dialog
L – Adult language
S – Sexual situations
V - Violence
USA-Movie
Note: When Rating Enable is OFF, USA-Movie Rating
adjustments are not available.
Press the OK button to block (locked) or allow (unlocked) channels
by the following US Movie ratings:
G – General audience
PG – Parental guidance suggested
PG-13 – Recommended for children 13 years of age or
older
R – Mature audience
NC-17 – No one under 17 years of age
X – No one under 17 years of age
CAN-English
Note: When Rating Enable is OFF, Canadian English Rating
adjustments are not available.
Press the OK button to block (locked) or allow (unlocked) channels by the following
Canadian English ratings:
C – Children
C8+ – Children 8 years or older
G – General Programming, suitable for all audiences
PG – Parental guidance
14+ – Viewers 14 years or older
18+ – Adult programming
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CAN-French
Note: When Rating Enable is OFF, Canadian French Rating adjustments are not
available.
Press the OK button to block (locked) or allow (unlocked) channels by the following
Canadian French ratings:
G – General audience
8 ans+ – General – not recommended for young children
13 ans+ – Not suitable for children under 13 years of age
16 ans+ – Not suitable for under 16 years of age
18 ans+ – Adults only
Block Unrated TV
Block programming that does not have a rating.
Change the PIN (Password)
Enter a new, 4-digit password using the number buttons on the remote control. Enter it a
second time to confirm you entered it correctly.
Note: Make sure you write down and store the new password in a secure place. The
Reset Locks feature does NOT reset the password.
Reset Locks
Return all Parental Control lock settings to factory default. A screen will come up to
confirm your selection or to cancel it. Press Left or Right Navigation buttons to make the
selection, and then press OK to accept it.
Menu Languages
Select to change the language of the menu. The default is English. You can also select French
or Spanish.
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Time & Local Settings
Time Zone
Setting the correct Time Zone for your area will ensure that the correct time is shown
after pressing the INFO button on the remote control.
Daylight Saving
Setting the daylight saving time for your area will ensure that the correct time is shown
after pressing the INFO button on the remote control.
Today’s Date
Manually set the date when Auto Update is set to OFF.
Current Time
Manually set the time when Auto Update is set to OFF.
Auto Update
When set to ON, the date and time are automatically set by the TV system. When set to
OFF, you can manually adjust Today’s Date and Current Time.
Note: Press OK to select options.
Audio Settings Menu
SRS TruSurround HD™
This option sets the SRS TruSurround HD surround sound process.
Choose from On or Off.
Note: When SRS TruSurround HD is ON, Equalizer adjustments are not
available.
SRS TruSurround HD™ creates an immersive, feature-rich surround
sound experience from two speakers, complete with rich bass, high
frequency detail and clear dialog.
SRS TruVolume
When the programming switches to a commercial or when changing from
channel to channel, volume fluctuations occur. When turned ON, SRS
TruVolumeTM provides the listener with a comfortable and consistent
volume level. VIZIO recommends turning TruVolume off when listening
to music content.
Equalizer Settings
Choose Flat, Rock, Pop, Classical, or Jazz. You can also adjust Bass
and Treble.
Note: The Equalizer adjustment will only be available when SRS TruSurround HD is set to Off.
Balance
Adjust the sound to the left or the right.
TV Speakers
Turn the internal speakers On or Off. You may want to turn the internal speakers off when
listening to the audio through your Home Theater System.
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Reset Audio Mode
Return all Audio settings to factory default. A screen will come up to confirm your selection or to
cancel it. Press Left or Right Navigation buttons to make the selection, and then press OK to
accept it.
Note: Only settings under the Audio menu will be reset.
Picture Settings Menu
Picture Mode
Choose from Standard, Movie, Game, Vivid, or Custom. Each
input (i.e. HDMI, COMP, etc) remembers the custom setting you
created. Select Custom to manually adjust Backlight, Brightness,
Contrast, Color, Tint, Sharpness, and to access the More menu
where further adjustments can be made.
Backlight
Adjust the LED brightness to affect the overall brilliance of the
picture not the Brightness (black level) or Contrast (white level) of
the picture.
Note: Backlight is only available when Picture Mode is set to
Custom.
Brightness
Adjust black levels in the picture. If the brightness is too low you
will not be able to see the detail in darker parts of the picture and if
the brightness is too high the picture will look washed out.
Note: Brightness is only available when Picture Mode is set to Custom.
Contrast
Adjust the white levels in the picture. If the contrast is too low the picture will look washed out and
if the contrast is too high you will not be able to see any detail in the bright parts of a picture.
Note: Contrast is only available when Picture Mode is set to Custom.
Color
Adjust the amount of color in the picture.
Note: Color is only available when Picture Mode is set to Custom.
Tint
Adjust the hue of the picture. The easiest way to set tint is to look at flesh tones and adjust for a
realistic appearance. In most cases, the default middle position is correct. If people’s faces look
too orange try reducing the level of color first.
Note: Tint is only available when Picture Mode is set to Custom.
Sharpness
Adjust the sharpness of the edges of elements in the picture. It does not produce detail that
otherwise does not exist. This adjustment is helpful when viewing Standard Definition sources.
Note: Sharpness is only available when Picture Mode is set to Custom.
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Noise Reduction
This feature diminishes picture artifacts caused by the digitizing of image motion content that may
be present in the picture. Choose from Off, Low, Medium, or High.
More
Select More to adjust advanced options for fine tuning the picture.
Note: The More menu is only available when Picture Mode is set to Custom.
Color Temperature
Color Temperature is the “warmness” or “coolness” of the white areas of the picture.
Choose from Custom, Cool, Normal, or PC. Normal is the setting for television
broadcasting. Custom allows you to set a preset calibrated for a white point to suit
individual preferences. Cool produces a blue-hued image. PC sets the white point at the
established setting for a computer display (9300K). Each preset may also be adjusted for
a customized setting.
Color Enhancement
This feature increases the picture reproduction
performance of the picture by reducing oversaturation of
certain colors and improving flesh tones. Choose from Off
or On.
Adaptive Luma
Large areas of brightness in the picture will result in a
higher Average Picture Level (APL) and the overall picture
will look too light. This feature will lower the APL to
counteract this effect. Choose from Off or On.
DCR
Set this feature for Dynamic Contrast Ratio to improve the
black level performance and increase contrast ratio.
Choose from Off or On.
Reset Picture Mode
Return all Picture settings to factory default. A screen will
come up to confirm your selection or to cancel it. Press either Left or Right Navigation
buttons to make the selection, and then press OK to accept it.
Note: Only settings under the Picture Settings menu will be reset.
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Photo Menu
In Browse Photos State:
Sort By
Choose how you want your photos organized. Choose by Date or Name.
Thumbnail Size
Choose the size of the photo thumbnail in the photo browser. Choose from
Small, Medium, and Large.
Exit Browser
Exit from Photo menu.
In slideshow state:
Repeat
This option sets slideshow to repeat or not. Choose from Off or On.
Shuffle
This option sets slideshow to shuffle or not. Choose from Off or On.
Speed
This option sets the speed of slideshow. Choose from Fast or Slow.
Show Info
Display information about current picture, such as current picture name
and resolution.
Help Menu
System Info
Display information about your TV, such as signal format and current
software version.
Reset All Settings
Return all Picture and Audio settings to factory default. A screen will come up to confirm your
selection or to cancel it. Press Left or Right Navigation buttons to make the selection, and then
press OK to accept it.
Setup Wizard
Use this function to return to the Initial Setup menu. Refer to the Getting Started section for more
information.
Note: Previously scanned channels will be removed.
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Chapter 9 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Cleaning the TV and Remote Control
1. Remove the power adapter cable from the TV.
2. Use a soft cloth moistened with diluted neutral cleaner to clean the TV and remote control.
VIZIO recommends using an HDTV cleaning solution which can be purchased at any
major retailer.
3. Wring liquid out of the cloth before cleaning to prevent water from penetrating into the
housing.
4. Wipe the TV and remote control with a dry cloth after cleaning.
Important:
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Do not use volatile solvent (such as toluene, rosin and alcohol). Such chemicals may
damage the housing, screen glass, and remote control, and cause labeling to peel.
The screen glass is very fragile. Do not scrape it with any sharp object.
Do not press or tap the screen to avoid cracking.
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Troubleshooting Guide
If the TV fails or the performance changes dramatically, check the display in accordance with the
following instructions. Remember to check the peripherals to pinpoint the source of the failure. If
the display still fails to perform as expected, contact the VIZIO for assistance by calling 1-877MYVIZIO (698-4946) or e-mail us at techsupport@VIZIO.com.
General TV Problems
Solution
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Press the INPUT button on the remote control to select a different input
source.
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If you are using cable connected directly to the TV or an antenna,
scan for channels from the Tuner menu in the on-screen menu.

Make sure the power button is ON (VIZIO logo glows white).

Make sure power adapter is securely connected to the AC socket.

Plug another electrical device to the power outlet to verify that the outlet
is working.

Press Volume + (Up) on the remote control.

Press MUTE on the remote control to make sure that MUTE is not ON.

Check your audio settings. The audio may be set to SAP, or the
speakers are set to off.

Make sure that headphones are not connected.

Check the audio connections of external devices that may be connected
to your HDTV.

If you are using an antenna, the signal strength of the channel may be
low. Make sure your antenna is connected securely to the TV and move
the antenna around the room or close to a window.

Make sure the power button is ON (VIZIO Logo glows white).

Press the INPUT button on the remote control to select a different input
source.

Check the connections of external devices that may be connected to
your HDTV.

Make sure all cables attached to your HDTV are connected to the
correct output on the external device.

Adjust brightness, contrast or backlight.

Press the INPUT button on the remote control to select a different input
source.

Check Color and Tint settings in Picture Menu.

Reset Picture settings.

Check the video cables to make sure they are securely connected.

If you are using an antenna, the signal strength of the channel may be
low. Make sure your antenna is connected securely to the TV and move
the antenna around the room or close to a window.
Control buttons do not work.

Press only one button at a time.
Remote control does not
work.

Point the remote control directly at the remote sensor on your TV.

Remove any obstacles between the remote control and the remote
sensor.

Replace dead batteries with new ones.

Make sure you have selected TV mode on the remote control.
Receive the error message
“No Signal.”
No power.
No sound.
If the screen is black.
Power is ON but there is no
image on the screen.
Wrong or abnormal colors
appear.
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Solution

If you are using an antenna, the signal strength of the channel may be
low. Make sure your antenna is connected securely to the TV and move
the antenna around the room or close to a window.

For best image quality, view HD wide-screen programs where possible.

If HD content is not available view “Standard Definition” from a digital
source.

Standard, analog TV will always be noticeably inferior to HD because
your digital flat panel TV has video that is many times better than old TV
so you will see interference and deficiencies you did not know you had.

Make sure the power button is ON (VIZIO logo glows white).

Make sure power adapter is securely connected to the AC socket.

Press the INPUT button on the remote control to select a different input
source.

Check the connections of external devices that may be connected to
your HDTV.

If your HDTV is connected to a computer, press any button on your
keyboard to “wake” your computer.

If you are using an antenna, the signal strength of the channel may be
low. Make sure your antenna is connected securely to the TV and move
the antenna around the room or close to a window.
You see a distorted picture
or hear unusual sound.

You may be getting interference from electrical appliances, cars,
motorcycles, or fluorescent lights. If you have not mounted it on the wall,
try moving your HDTV to another location to see if this is the cause of
the problem.
The picture has abnormal
patterns.

Check the connections of external devices that may be connected to
your HDTV.

Make sure the specifications of external devices meet the specifications
of your HDTV (i.e. resolution).

If you are using an antenna, the signal strength of the channel may be
low. Make sure your antenna is connected securely to the TV and move
the antenna around the room or close to a window.

If you are in VGA mode (Computer), make sure that H-Size and VPosition in the on-screen menu are set correctly.

If you are using TV, AV, or Component with 480i input, press WIDE
button on the remote control to scroll through various screen modes.

Press Volume + (Up) on the remote control.

Press MUTE on the remote control to make sure that MUTE is not ON.

Check your audio settings. The audio may be set to SAP, or the
speakers are set to off.

Make sure that headphones are not connected.

Check the audio connections of external devices that may be connected
to your HDTV.
The TV has pixels (dots)
that are always dark or
colored.

Your HDTV is manufactured using an extremely high level of precision
technology, however, sometimes some pixels of your HDTV may not
display. Pixel defects within industry specifications are inherent to this
type of product and do not constitute a defective product.
You see “noise” or “trash”
on the screen.

When your HDTV’s digital capabilities exceed a digital broadcast signal,
the signal is up-converted (increased) to match your TV’s display
capabilities. Up-converting can cause noise or trash.
There appear to be image
quality issues.
You cannot see a picture.
The display image does not
cover the entire screen.
You can see a picture but
you cannot hear sound.
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Solution

If you are using an antenna, the signal strength of the channel may be
low. Make sure your antenna is connected securely to the TV and move
the antenna around the room or close to a window.
You switch to a different
input and the volume
changes.

The TV remembers the volume level from the last time you adjusted it. If
the sound level is higher or lower from another source, then the volume
will change.
You switch to a different
input and the screen size
changes.

The TV remembers the viewing mode from the last time you used a
particular input (AV, Component, HDMI and TV).
Tips for High-Definition
Users.

Your HDTV is an ideal platform for viewing High Definition Content.

Best image quality will be achieved by HDMI. The next best is
Component, followed by Composite.

Due to variances in broadcast practices, it is possible some image
distortions can occur.

Some Letterboxed (or “Widescreen”) versions of DVD movies are
formatted for standard 4:3 Televisions. Your HDTV has the ability to
expand this content so the entire screen is filled at the expense of image
accuracy.
Tips for Letterbox Content
Users.
Media Viewer
Problems
USB device is not
recognized.
Image is interrupted or
distorted.
Slideshow doesn’t start.
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
Make sure the device is correctly inserted.

Make sure the device is FAT or FAT32

Make sure it contains the supported files.

Make sure files are .jpg or .jpeg only.

Make sure the device is correctly inserted.

Make sure that the file complies with the supported format, bit rate
and/or profile. Also check the file for damage.

Some files that comply with the supported format may not play back or
display properly.

Make sure the viewer isn’t in pause.
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Telephone & Technical Support
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. For more information on warranty service or repair, after the
warranty period, contact our Support Department at the number below.
Customer support and quality service are integral parts of VIZIO’s commitment to service
excellence.
For technical assistance contact our VIZIO Technical Support Department via email or phone.
Email: techsupport@VIZIO.com
(877) 698-4946 Fax: (949) 585-9563
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday: 6 am to 9 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8 am to 4 pm
Have your VIZIO model number, serial number, and date of purchase available before you call.
VIZIO
Address:
39 Tesla
Irvine, CA 92618, USA
Telephone: (888) 849-4623 (949) 428-2525 Fax: (949) 585-9514
Web: www.VIZIO.com
Compliance
Caution: Always use a AC/DC power adapter that is properly grounded. Use the AC cords listed
below for each area.
USA: UL
Canada: CSA
Germany: VDE
UK: BASE/BS
Japan: Electric Appliance Control Act
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FCC Class B Radio Interference Statement
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:
1. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
2. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
3. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
4. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Notice:
5. The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
6. Shielded interface cables and AC power adapter, if any, must be used in order to comply
with the emission limits.
7. The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by
unauthorized modification to this equipment. It is the responsibilities of the user to
correct such interference.
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Chapter 10 Specifications
Product specifications may change without notice or obligation.
Specifications
Panel
16” (15.6” Diagonal), 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Resolution
1366 x 768 pixels
Pixel (Dot) Pitch
0.252mm(H) x 0.252mm(V)
Display Compatibility
HDTV (720p)
Colors
16.7 million
2
Brightness cd/m (typical)
200 nits
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
10,000:1
Response Time
8ms (typical)
Viewing Angle
80° x 45° (horizontal/vertical)
Inputs
1x RF
1x Composite Video and stereo
audio
Outputs
1x headphone
Features
Noise Reduction, CC, V-Chip 2.0. Supports 1080i (HDTV), 720P (HDTV), 480P
(EDTV) and 480i (SDTV) video signals. HDMI V.1.3. USB supports Digital images
(JPEG) photo files. Supports 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1360x768 via VGA or
1366x768 via HDMI. 3-D comb filter, 3:2 or 2:2 reverse pull-down, ATSC with 8VSB &
QAM demodulation, ATSC with MPEG-2 decoding, NTSC video decoding via Video
(AV, S-Video, or Component). Progressive Scan Video via HDMI™, Component or
VGA. Built in speakers x 2. Dolby Digital Decoding, SRS TruSurround HD and SRS
TruVolume sound enhancement.
Speakers
2xBuilt-in, 3W Speakers
Panel Life
30,000 hours to half the original brightness
1x HDMI
1x VGA
1x USB Port (photo/service)
Power
Input
12V DC input
Voltage Range
100~240Vac at 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
35W (AVG), <1W standby
Environmental Conditions
Operating
Temperature: 5°C~35°C, Relative Humidity: 20~80%, Altitude: 0~12,000 ft
Non-Operating
Temperature: -20°C~60°C, Relative Humidity: 5~90%, Altitude: 0~40,000 ft
Dimensions
15.28"W x 11.34" x 5.89" with stand w/stand; 15.27"W x 9.91" x 1.34" w/o stand
387.85 x 288.03 x 149.60 mm with stand; 387.85 x 251.71 x 34.03 mm without stand
Net Weight
4.59 lbs without stand, 5.47lbs with stand
2.08 kg without stand; 2.48 kg with stand
Gross Weight
7.23 lbs; 3.28kg
Certifications
Energy Star 4.0, CSA, CSA-US, FCC Class B
Compliances
EIA/CEA-766-A
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Preset PC Resolutions
If connecting to a PC through the RGB PC input, set the TV timing mode to VESA 1360x768 at
60Hz for better picture quality (refer to the graphic card’s user guide for questions on how to set
this timing mode). See the table below for the factory preset resolutions.
Preset
Pixel Format
Horz Freq
(kHz)
Horz
Polarity
Vert Freq
(Hz)
Vert
Polarity
Pixel Clk
(MHz)
1
640 x 480@60Hz
31.469
-
59.94
-
25.175
2
640 x 480@75Hz
37.5
-
75
-
31.5
3
800 x 600@60Hz
37.897
+
60.317
+
40
4
800 x 600@72Hz
48.077
+
72.188
+
50
5
800 x 600@75Hz
46.875
+
75
+
49.5
6
1024 x 768@60Hz
48.363
-
60.004
-
65
7
1024 x 768@70Hz
56.476
-
70.069
-
75
8
1024 x 768@75Hz
60.023
-
75.026
-
78.75
9
1360 x 768@60Hz
47.71
+
59.79
+
85.50
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ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON PARTS AND LABOR
Covers units purchased as new in United States and Puerto Rico Only
VIZIO provides a warranty to the original purchaser of its products against defects in materials and workmanship for a
period of one year of non-commercial usage and ninety (90) days of commercial use. If a VIZIO product is defective within
the warranty period, VIZIO will either repair or replace the unit at its sole option and discretion.
To obtain warranty service, contact VIZIO Technical Support via email: TechSupport@VIZIO.com or via phone at 877 MY
VIZIO (877.698.4946) from 6:00AM to 9:00PM Monday through Friday and 8:00AM to 4:00PM Saturday and Sunday,
Pacific Time, or visit www.VIZIO.com. Proof of purchase in the form of a purchase receipt or copy thereof is required.
Parts and Labor
There will be no charge for parts or labor during the warranty period. Replacement parts and units may be new or
recertified at VIZIO’s option and sole discretion. Replacement parts and units are warranted for the remaining portion of
the original warranty or for ninety (90) days from warranty service or replacement, whichever is later.
Types of Service
Units 30” or larger will usually be serviced in-home. In-home service requires complete and easy access to the unit and
does not include de-installation or re-installation of the product. However, in some cases, it may be necessary to send the
unit to a VIZIO service center. VIZIO will cover the transportation charges to and from the same customer location.
Units less than 30” must be sent to a VIZIO service center. VIZIO is not responsible for transportation costs to the service
center, but VIZIO will cover return shipping to the customer. Pre-authorization is required before sending any unit in for
service.
Any returns to VIZIO’s service centers must utilize either the original carton box and shipping material or a replacement
box and material provided by VIZIO. VIZIO technical support will provide instructions for packing and shipping the unit to
the VIZIO service center.
Limitations and Exclusions
VIZIO’s one-year limited warranty only covers defects in materials and workmanship. Items not covered include but are
not limited to cosmetic damage, normal wear and tear, misuse, signal issues, power surges, and damages from shipping,
acts of God, any sort of customer misuse, installation, customer modifications, adjustments, and set-up issues. Units with
unreadable or removed serial numbers, “image burn-in”, and routine maintenance are not covered. This warranty does not
cover products sold “AS IS”, “FACTORY RECERTIFIED”, or by a non-authorized reseller.
THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED OR DESCRIBED ABOVE. 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. VIZIO'S TOTAL
LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER SHALL IN
NO EVENT EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE DISPLAY. VIZIO SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS
OF USE, COMMERCIAL LOSS, LOST REVENUE OR LOST PROFITS, OR OTHER INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the
exclusion 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
WARRANTY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. CHECK www.VIZIO.com FOR THE MOST CURRENT
VERSION.
Personal Data
If your VIZIO product is capable of storing personal data and other information, ALL CONTENTS AND INFORMATION
WILL BE DELETED IN THE COURSE OF SOME IN-HOME AND ALL SHIP-IN WARANTY SERVICE. If this occurs, your
product will be restored to you configured as originally purchased. You will be responsible for restoring all applicable data
and passwords. Recovery and reinstallation of user data is not covered under this Limited Warranty. In order to protect
your personal information, VIZIO recommends that you always clear all personal information from the unit before it is
serviced, regardless of the servicer.
ZERO BRIGHT PIXEL DEFECT GUARANTEE
This policy covers “zero bright pixel” defects for the duration of the limited “ONE YEAR WARRANTY” on select new
product purchases. To determine if this guarantee applies to your product, refer to the “DETAILS” tab of the model’s
product information page (www.VIZIO.com) or look for the “zero bright pixel” guarantee on the box.
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Index
16:9 ..........................................................................26
4:3 ............................................................................26
Accessories................................................................7
Adjustments
Volume.................................................................10
Advanced Adjustments ............................................25
Antenna....................................................................17
Aspect Ratio.............................................................26
Audio Settings Menu ................................................32
Balance ................................................................32
Equalizer adjustments..........................................32
Reset Audio Mode................................................33
SRS TruVolume ...................................................32
SRS TSHD (surround sound)...............................32
TV Speakers ........................................................32
Blackbars .................................................................26
Blocking Channels ...................................................29
Brightness ................................................................33
Cable Box
Connecting ...........................................................18
CC Closed Caption ..................................................27
Cleaning...................................................................36
Coaxial connection
Satellite box..........................................................22
Coaxial Connection
cable TV...............................................................22
Color ........................................................................33
Component Connector .............................................17
Composite Connector ..............................................17
Computer Equipment
Connecting ...........................................................23
Connecting
Computer .............................................................23
Connecting Equipment
Cable....................................................................18
DVD .....................................................................20
Rear Panel Connections ......................................11
Satellite Box .........................................................18
VCR .....................................................................23
Video Camera ......................................................23
Contents.....................................................................7
Contrast ...................................................................33
Controls
Front Panel...........................................................10
Daylight Savings setting...........................................32
DCR .........................................................................34
DTV Transition ...........................................................4
DVD Player
Connecting ...........................................................20
Dynamic Contrast Ratio ...........................................34
Getting Started .........................................................14
Grounding ..................................................................4
HDMI........................................................................17
Help Menu
Reset All Settings.................................................35
Setup Wizard........................................................35
System Info ..........................................................35
Help Menu................................................................35
INFO Button .............................................................16
Input Source
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Choosing ..............................................................15
Inputs
Antenna..................................................................4
Connectors...........................................................17
Maintenance of TV ...................................................36
Menu Language .......................................................31
Parental Controls
Block Unrated TV .................................................31
Canadian English Rating......................................30
Canadian French Rating ......................................31
Change the Password..........................................31
Channel Block ......................................................29
Rating Enable.......................................................29
USA Movie Rating................................................30
USA TV Rating.....................................................30
Parental Controls .....................................................29
Photo Menu
Sort ......................................................................35
Picture Settings Menu ..............................................33
Adaptive Luma .....................................................34
Backlight ..............................................................33
Brightness ............................................................33
Color ....................................................................33
Color Enhancement .............................................34
Color Temperature ...............................................34
Contrast ...............................................................33
DCR .....................................................................34
Noise Reduction...................................................34
Picture Mode ........................................................33
Reset Picture Mode..............................................34
Sharpness ............................................................33
Tint .......................................................................33
Remote Control ........................................................12
Batteries ...............................................................12
Buttons .................................................................13
Precautions ..........................................................12
Range ..................................................................12
RGB .........................................................................17
Safety Instructions......................................................2
Satellite Box
Connecting ...........................................................18
Search for channels .................................................28
Setting up ...................................................................8
Sharpness ................................................................33
Skip Channel............................................................28
Specifications ...........................................................42
S-Video ....................................................................17
Technical Support ....................................................40
Time Zone setting ....................................................32
Tint ...........................................................................33
Troubleshooting .......................................................37
Tuner Menu
Additive Scan .......................................................28
Analog MTS .........................................................28
Auto Search .........................................................28
Digital MTS...........................................................28
Skip Channel........................................................28
Tuner Mode..........................................................28
TV Menu ..................................................................25
TV Settings App .......................................................25
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CC Menu ..............................................................27
Input Menu ...........................................................25
Sleep Timer Menu................................................27
TV Settings Menu.................................................27
Wide Menu ...........................................................26
TV Settings Menu
Menu Language ...................................................31
Parental Controls Menu .......................................29
PC Settings Menu ................................................29
Time & Local Settings ..........................................32
Tuner Menu..........................................................28
TV Stand
Attaching ................................................................8
VCR
Connecting ...........................................................23
Video Camera
Connecting ...........................................................23
Viewing Photos ........................................................24
Wall mounting ............................................................9
Watching TV
Getting your Programs .........................................15
Program Information ............................................16
Wide.........................................................................26
Wizard......................................................................35
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