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COMERICALIZADORA THOMSON DE MEXICO S.A. DE
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SIERRA CANDELA NO. 111, PISO 11
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R.F.C. CTM-980723 KS5
THOMSON multimedia Inc.
10330 N.Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46290
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FCC Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
In accordance with FCC requirements, changes or
modifications not expressly approved by Thomson
multimedia Inc. could void the user’s authority to
operate this product.
This device generates and uses radio frequency (RF)
energy, and if not installed and used properly, this
equipment may cause interference to radio and
television reception.
If this equipment does cause interference to radio
or television reception (which you can determine by
unplugging the unit), try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
• Re-orient the receiving antenna (that is, the
antenna for the radio or television that is
"receiving" the interference).
• Move the unit away from the equipment that is
receiving interference.
• Plug the unit into a different wall outlet so that
the unit and the equipment receiving interference
are on different branch circuits.
If these measures do not eliminate the interference,
please consult your dealer or an experienced
radio/television technician for additional
suggestions. Also, the Federal Communications
Commission has prepared a helpful booklet, "How
To Identify and Resolve Radio TV Interference
Problems." This booklet is available from the U.S.
Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Please specify stock number 004-000-00345-4 when
ordering copies.
This product complies with DHHS Rules 21 CFR
Subchapter J. Applicable at the date of
manufacture.
For Your Safety
The AC power plug is polarized
(one blade is wider than the
other) and only fits into AC
power outlets one way. If the
plug won’t go into the outlet
completely, turn the plug over
and try to insert it the other
way. If it still won’t fit, contact
a qualified electrician to change the outlet, or use a
different one. Do not attempt to bypass this safety
feature.
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK,
MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT,
FULLY INSERT.
For Your Records
In the event that service should be required, you
may need both the model number and the serial
number. In the space below, record the date and
place of purchase, and the serial number:
Model No.
Remote Control No. CRK76
Date of Purchase
Place of Purchase
Serial No.
Service Information
This product should be serviced only by those specially trained in appropriate servicing techniques.
For instructions on how to obtain service, refer to
the warranty included in this Guide
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE
OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
THE LIGHTNING
FLASH AND ARROWHEAD WITHIN THE
TRIANGLE IS A
WA R N I N G S I G N
ALERTING YOU OF
"DANGEROUS
VOLTAGE" INSIDE
THE PRODUCT.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER
(OR BACK). NO USERS E RV I C E A B L E PA R T S I N SIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
THE EXCLAMATION
POINT WITHIN THE
TRIANGLE IS A
WARNING
SIGN
ALERTING YOU OF
I M P O R T A N T
INSTRUCTIONS
A C C O M PA N Y I N G
T H E P R O D U C T.
SEE MARKING ON BOTTOM / BACK OF PRODUCT
Table of Content
FCC Information
Care and Maintenance
Getting Started
Unpacking the Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Unpacking the Speakers (RT2280 Only) . .3
Inserting Batteries into Remote Control .3
Set Up and Maintenance of the
Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Protect your Components from
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Connecting to Audio-Visual
Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Digital Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Connecting Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Connecting the Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Connecting the Subwoofer . . . . . . . . . . .6
Positioning your Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Front Speaker Placement . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Surround Placement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Advanced Surround Setting . . . . . . . . . .8
Test Tone / Channel Balance . . . . . . . . . .9
Connecting for Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Using Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Factory Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . .
Receiver/Tuner Operation .
Remote Control Operation
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Exterior . . . .
Equipment Specifications .
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Remote Codes
Cable Codes . . . . .
VCR Codes . . . . . .
TV Codes . . . . . . .
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Limited Warranty (Canada) . . . . .28
Operating your Receiver
Receiver Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Your Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Switching On/Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Selection of Audio/Video Source . . . . . .13
Using the Remote to Control Additional
Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Using the receiver to play a Source . . . .15
Advanced Sound Control
Sound Enhancement Systems
Fine Setting of Components .
Fine Setting of the Speakers .
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1
Getting Started
Unpacking the Receiver
You should receive the following items:
+
-
TV
ON OFF
VCR1
DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE
STANDBY/ON
+
6 CH.IN
VCR-2 / VIDEO CAM INPUT
VOL
FUNCTION
TAPE
CH +
VOL
High Current Discrete Amplifier
CD
-
O BAC
INFO•RDS
ID
GU E•
G
One receiver unit
CH MUTE
RDM•P
TY
One pair of “AA”
batteries
K•
DISK
HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280
OK
MENU
1
CLEAR
3
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT•SEEK
ANT•FMS
0
REVERSE PLAY FORWARD
RECORD
STOP
PAUSE
AUDIO DIGITALLEVEL SURR
u n i v e r s a l
One external FM Dipole
antenna
One external AM loop
antenna
One RCA Universal
Remote Control
(CRK76)
one audio cable (two wires) with red
and white RCA connectors;
• one instruction book;
• one safety leaflet;
• one Quick Connection Guide
one video cable (single wire) with
yellow RCA connectors;
2
Getting Started
Unpacking The Speakers (RT2280/RT2250 Only)
Set up and Maintenance of the Receiver
• one set of speakers including 2 left and right front
speakers, 1 centre speaker, 1 subwoofer and 2 left
and right rear speakers.
• Provide spaces for sufficient ventilation as
indicated:
EN
10 cm/4"
FRONT SPEAKERS
CENTER SPEAKERS
10 cm/
4"
10 cm/
4"
SUB WOOFER
REAR SPEAKERS
(SURROUND SOUND)
10 cm/4"
5 cm/
2"
• Do not connect to the AC power cords until all
connections are completed.
• 6 speaker cables including:
• Do not use your set immediately after transferring
it from a cold place to a warm place: there is risk of
condensation.
1 X blue/black cable
for centre speaker
2 X red/black cable
for front speakers
• Do not expose your set to water and excessively
high temperatures.
• After having disconnected your set, clean the case
with a soft cloth, or with a slightly damp leather
chamois. Never use strong solvents.
2 X grey/black cable
for rear speakers
1 X brown/black
cable for subwoofer
Inserting Batteries into Remote Control
Insert two AA(R6) batteries according to the + and signs on the battery compartment. To use the remote
control, point it directly at your receiver.
Protect your Components from
Overheating
• Do not block ventilation holes in any component.
Arrange the components so that air can circulate
freely.
• Do not stack components directly on top of each
other.
• Allow adequate ventilation when placing your
components in a stand.
• Place an amplifier near the top shelf of the stand
so heated air rising from it will not affect other components. If you have a satellite receiver, you should
place it on the top shelf.
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Getting Started
Connecting to Audio-Visual Components
DIGITAL CONNECTION
If you have a SAT receiver DVD player or CD player with a digital output, you can make
use of an optical digital connecting cord (not supplied) or coaxial digital connecting
cord (not supplied) to carry the audio portion of the signal and enjoy Dolby Digital
sound quality. One optical or coaxial cable is needed for each SAT receiver, DVD
player or CD player. When optical or coaxial cable is used, the analog audio cables are
still needed if recording through a tape or VCR is desired. This receiver provides one
optical and one coaxial digital input for the connection of your components. Please
connect your components (e.g. DVD, SAT or CD) to the appropriate digital inputs and
press FUNCTION and then rotate MULTIJOG to match your connection.
Note: Optical and coax cables carry only the audio portion of the signal. A video
connection must also be established for a SAT receiver and DVD player. S-video
provides the best connection for the video portion of the signal. Composite video
(yellow RCA connector) can also be used. It is
important that the same type of cable (S-video or composite) that is connected from the
Home Theater to the TV is used to connect the SAT receiver or DVD player to the
Home Theater.
S-VIDEO
If your video component has a S-Video jack
included, you can make use of it to enjoy
enhanced video quality by connecting it to the
relevant S-Video jack at the rear side of the
receiver. One video cable is needed for each
component. When S-Video cable is used,
composite video (yellow RCA connector) cable
must also be connected for VCR recording.
Note: Before plugging in the optical cable or
S-Video cable, make sure to match the shape of
the plug and jack, otherwise, you will not be able
to plug in completely.
DVD
to S-VIDEO OUT (DVD)
to AUDIO OUT
SAT
to VIDEO OUT (SAT)
to AUDIO OUT(DVD)
to S-VIDEO OUT (SAT)
Connect components
capable of outputing
Dolby Digital (e.g. DVD
or SAT) or standard
PCM (CD) format digital
signals. Read section on
"Input Signal Setting"
under "Advanced Sound
Control" carefully to
adjust the matching
input settings.
(Decoder)
DIGITAL INPUT
to AUDIO OUT (SAT)
to AUDIO OUT (DVD)
to VIDEO OUT (DVD)
TV
Multi-Channel
Decoder
e.g. DTS
to S-VIDEO IN (TV)
DIGITAL INPUT
IN
IN
DVD/CD/SAT
MONITOR OUT
IN
OUT
to VIDEO IN (TV)
OPTICAL
DVD/CD/SAT/TV
PRE OUT
FRONT L
IN
REAR L
OUT
IN
to AUDIO OUT (TV)
to LINE IN ( Tape Deck )
to VIDEO IN (VCR)
to LINE OUT
(Tape Deck)
to AUDIO IN (VCR)
Tape Deck
to VIDEO OUT (VCR)
REAR R
to AUDIO OUT (VCR)
FRONT R
to AUDIO OUT (CD)
UNIT
BACK PANEL
VCR
CD Player
FRONT TERMINAL
If your CD player is equipped with digital optical jacks, use of optical cable is preferred.
What you need is just one more optical digital connecting cord(not supplied). Plug it in
the digital input jack of the receiver and select OPTICAL on the receiver setting (see
details on pg 20 chapter "Input Signal Setting"). You can enjoy better sound quality
brought to you by the optical cable. When optical cable is used, analog cables are still
needed for recording to tape output.
Note: This receiver has one digital optical jack only. Be sure that such connection does
not prevent optical cable connection of other components (e.g. DVD & SAT)
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Remark: If you have a video
camera, video game machine, or an
extra VCR, connect it to VCR 2 jack
at the front of the receiver
Getting Started
Digital Connections
AM Loop Antenna and FM Indoor Antenna
Read instructions carefully when connecting components to the receiver.
1. Uncoil the Antenna wire and located the base end
2. Press down on the Antenna tab to open the terminal
Digital In Jacks can accept Dolby Digital (AC-3), or
PCM signals when compatible components are connected.
ANTENNA
COAXIAL DIGITAL IN (AUDIO)
Connect to coaxial digital output of
DVD, CD, SAT or other compatible
devices.
DIGITAL INPUT
DVD / CD / SAT
FM
75Ω
AM
LOOP
OPTICAL DIGITAL IN (AUDIO)
Optical Fiber Cable
Connect to optical digital output of
DVD, CD, SAT or other compatible
devices.
DVD/CD/SAT
SAT / DVD / CD Player / TV
OPTICAL
DVD/CD/SAT/TV
AM Loop Antenna
ANTENNA
DIGITAL INPUT
AM
LOOP
FM
75‰
MODEL NO.: RT2280
IN
IN
300
DVD/CD/SAT
THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC.
MONITOR OUT
IN
OUT
CENTER SPEAKER (8‰)
OPTICAL
DVD/CD/SAT/TV
PRE OUT
FRONT L
REAR L
FRONT R
REAR R
IN
OUT
FRONT SPEAKERS (8‰)
IN
SUBWOOFER (8‰)
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Connecting the Antennas
HINT
RT2280 Rev.0 2001/01/12
ANTENNA
DIGITAL INPUT
FM
75‰
AM
LOOP
MODEL NO.: RT2280
IN
IN
300
DVD/CD/SAT
THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC.
MONITOR OUT
IN
OUT
CENTER SPEAKER (8‰)
OPTICAL
DVD/CD/SAT/TV
PRE OUT
FRONT L
REAR L
FRONT R
REAR R
IN
OUT
FRONT SPEAKERS (8‰)
IN
SUBWOOFER (8‰)
• For FM reception, extend antenna to its full
length and arrange the Antenna as a T Shape
• For AM reception, rotate the antenna horizontally to get better reception.
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The AM and FM antennas connect to the AM and FM
terminals on the system’s back panel.
They must be hooked up in order to receive clear
reception.
Antenna and Speaker
Wire Connection
Push Speaker terminal tab
down to insert wire.
Release tab to lock wire in
the terminal.
NOTE: Make sure the insulation
is completely removed from the
ends of the Antenna and
speaker wires at all connection
points.
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EN
Getting Started
Connecting the Speakers
FRONT SPEAKERS
RIGHT
LEFT
+ -
+ -
CENTER
SPEAKER
Connect the L, R speaker (with red/black terminal) on
the back of the speakers to the corresponding color
on the receiver. Do the same for center (with
blue/black terminal), rear speaker (with grey/black
terminal) and the subwoofer (with brown/black terminal).
+ -
SUB WOOFER
CENTER
FRONT
+ -
Speaker Polarity
SUB WOOFER
SPEAKER
This part not
available for RT2280R
RIGHT
LEFT
+ -
+ -
Use this jack on the left
back panel to connect
another powered
subwoofer other than
the one supplied.
To ease speaker connections, the speaker cords and
the terminals are color-coded.
• Red/Black (Front Speakers),
• Blue/Black (Center Speaker)
• Grey/Black (Rear Speakers).
• Brown/Black (Subwoofer)
REAR SPEAKERS (SURROUND SOUND)
When connecting the speakers, make sure the polarities (“+” speaker wire to “+” on the receiver) of
speaker wires and terminals are matched. If the cords
are reversed, the sound will be distorted and will lack
bass (“out of phase” effect).
Connecting the Subwoofer
Speakers
There are 6 speakers equipped with the unit (2 front,
1 center, 2 rear, 1 subwoofer). In order to enjoy good
surround effects all six speakers need to be
connected to the receiver
At least two front speakers (left and right) are
required. For better sound quality, Center speaker,
rear speakers and Subwoofer should also be
connected. Adding center and rear speakers will
enhance surround effects. Adding a Subwoofer will
increase bass response.
If you want to enjoy full range of sound effects, with
small speakers, it is a must to use the subwoofer with
the speakers to maintain adequate bass signal.
Speaker cords
1 for each speaker, is
needed for connection.
Twist the stripped ends of
speaker cord about 2/3
inch (15 mm). Press down
on the tab to open the terminal and insert the wire.
Snap the tab closed.
Antenna and Speaker
Wire Connection
Push Speaker terminal tab
down to insert wire.
Release tab to lock wire in
the terminal.
NOTE: Make sure the insulation
is completely removed from the
ends of the Antenna and
speaker wires at all connection
points.
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For RT2280/RT2250, connect the subwoofer with the
speaker cord (brown/ black) provided. For RT2250R,
or if you want to connect your own powered subwoofer, a mono aural audio cord (not supplied) is
needed (RCA terminal).
This receiver offers a high flexibility for user to use a
large variety of speakers and subwoofers. For more
information please refer to section “Fine Setting of
the Speakers” in “Advanced Sound Control” on page
21.
Getting Started
Positioning your speaker
Alignment
Align the center speaker evenly with (A), or slightly
behind (B), the left and right speakers, but not ahead
of them.
1 Left, Right (Front Speakers)
EN
They carry primarily music and sound effects
2 Center
In surround mode, the center speaker carries much of
the dialogue as well as music and effects. It should be
set between the left and right speakers.
3 Surround (Rear Speakers)
Their overall sound balance should be as close as possible to the front speakers. Proper placement is vital
to establish an evenly distributed sound field.
Subwoofer
A subwoofer is designed to reproduce powerful low
bass effects (explosions, the rumble of spaceships,
etc.) which dramatically heightens involvement with
the action on the screen. It is therefore recommended to connect subwoofers when small speakers are
used.
Magnetic shielding
Speakers placed less than two feet from the TV set
must be magnetically shielded in order to prevent
picture distortion. Front and center speakers provided with RT2280/RT2250 are magnetically shielded to
protect your TV set.
Courtesy Dolby Laboratories
Advanced Setting
Angle
Placing the left and right speakers to form a 45degree angle with your favorite viewing position will
duplicate the soundtrack mixer's perspective.
It is not recommended to place the rear speakers
near the TV set.
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1
2
Courtesy Dolby Laboratories
Height
1
3
The mid- and high-frequency drivers of the three
front speakers should be as close as possible to the
same height. This often requires placing the center
speaker directly atop (A) or beneath (B) the TV set.
Courtesy Dolby Laboratories
A
Front Speaker Placement
Even if you can't duplicate this ideal home theater
setup exactly, the suggestions for speaker placement
that follow will help you get good results.
B
Courtesy Dolby Laboratories
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Getting Started
Preferred surround placement
Location
If possible, place surround speakers to either side of
the listening area, not behind it.
Advanced Setting
Alternative Surround Placement
Rear wall
If rear wall mounting is the only choice, aim the
speakers at each other (A), towards the front (B) or
even towards the sidewalls (C, D). Experiment with
placement until surround sounds seem to envelop
you, rather than coming from behind you.
Courtesy Dolby Laboratories
Height
If space permits, install surrounds 2-3 feet above
viewers. This helps to minimize localization effects.
Courtesy Dolby Laboratories
No adjacent walls
Surrounds can go on stands facing each other to
approximate the preferred sidewall mounting (A), or
to the sides or rear of the viewing area aimed
upwards. In the latter case, they can go right on the
floor, or preferably, a few feet off the floor such as
on end tables (B).
Courtesy Dolby Laboratories
Aiming
Aiming surrounds straight across the room, not down
at viewers, helps create a more open, spacious surround sound field.
Courtesy Dolby Laboratories
Courtesy Dolby Laboratories
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Getting Started
Test Tone / Channel balance
Channel balance
Your receiver is equipped with a test signal generator
for balancing the channels. As the signal "travels"
from channel to channel, adjust the level controls
until each channel plays at the same loudness level.
(details see operation of test/setup)
Connecting for Power
Make sure you connect all your
other electronic components and
the
speakers before plugging your
receiver into the outlet. Plug the
power cord in the wall outlet,
matching the wide blade of the
plug with the wide slot in the
outlet. Be sure to insert the plug completely.
EN
Using Headphones
To listen privately through your
audio system, use the PHONES jack
on the receiver. However, make
sure you turn down the volume
before you put on the headphones. Increase the volume to the
desired level after headphones are
in place.
Courtesy Dolby Laboratories
Level adjustment & surround channel level expectation
Even though you adjust the surround channel to be
as loud as the others on the test signal, you'll find
that on actual program material the surround channel is usually much lower than the front. Don't be
tempted to readjust the surround level; program producers use surround mostly for subtle atmosphereics
and ambience, and only rarely for special effects. A
good surround mix doesn't call attention to itself; if
it did, it would soon become distracting.
Once headphones are connected, “HEADPHONE
DOWNMIX 2 CHANNEL” will scroll on display. This
feature automatically converts multi-channel speaker
outputs to 2 channel stereo for your listening pleasure.
Hearing Comfort & Well-Being
• Do not play your headset at a high volume.
Hearing experts advise against continous extended
play.
• If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce
volume or discontinue use.
Factory Setting
NOTE
The system is equipped with Dolby Digital,
and manufactured under License from Dolby
Laboratories.
The RT2280/RT2250 is preset to the following setting
when you first time turn on the power
Function = Tuner
Surround mode = Stereo (Left + Right (small) + subwoofer on)
Volume setting = 25 dB
Bass & treble = 0 dB
Restore to Factory Settings
Dolby Digital
Manufactured under
license from Dolby
Laboratories. “Dolby”,
“Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Copyright 19921997 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
You can always restore all settings back to its original
state. When the receiver is in STANDBY mode, press
accordingly to restore all settings back to factory
default :
STADIUM
NIGHT
DSP OFF
CLUB
NOTE
All preset radio stations and surround sound
setting will be lost after factory setting is
restored.
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Operating Your Receiver
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5
2
10
11 12 13 14 15
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6
STANDBY/ON
6 CH.IN
FUNCTION
High Current Discrete Amplifier
VCR-2 / VIDEO CAM INPUT
HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280
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Receiver Controls
1. STANDBY/ON
To turn the unit on/ off. When the system is turned on, the unit
will go to the mode it was in before power off.
2. MUTE
To mute all audio outputs.
3. PHONES
Plug your headphones (not supplied) into it for your private
enjoyment. Speakers will be off when phones are inserted.
4. Source Buttons
To select sound source. For example, CD, SAT etc.
5. Display
To display current status of the receiver.
6. Sound Control
Let you adjust the sound – volume, treble, bass & balance.
• To change the VOLUME, turn the large central
knob.
• To adjust TREBLE or BASS, press relevant button and turn the
knob.
• To change the volume of individual speaker, press LEVEL button repeatedly to select the speaker, then turn the knob to
adjust the level. ( refer to “The TEST/ SET UP button” on page
21)
7. DSP (Digital Sound Processor) & NIGHT mode
Press corresponding button to select the DSP mode
(STADIUM/ CONCERT/ THEATER/ ARENA/ CHURCH/ CLUB/ OFF)
you want.
Press NIGHT for your enjoyment at night (see page 20).
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• In DIM selection, you can rotate to set the brightness of the
display. Such setting will be stored.
• Use MULTI JOG for speakers and sub-woofers setup and preset radio stations selection.
9. TUNING
Press for about 2 seconds to activate Automatic Preset function.
Press once to review all preset stations.
10. P. SCAN (Preset Scan)
• Press and hold for about 2 seconds to start the automatic
tuner station preset.
• Press to view preset stations one by one.
11. SURR. MODE
Press repeatedly to select the surround mode you want. ( refer
to “Advanced Sound Control” on page 20.)
12. 6 CH (6 Channels External Input)
Press to select the input connected to an external 6-Channel
decoder. Press again to return to the most recently selected
source mode. (see 6 Channel External Input on page 11).
13. TEST/ SET UP
When pressing it briefly, a short noise (test tone) will be generated in the speakers one by one so that you can adjust the volume of individual speaker. When keep pressing for two seconds, it will enter setup mode for speakers and subwoofers.
Rotate the MULTI JOG to choose the options. (refer to “The
TEST/ SET UP button” on page 21.)
14. PRESET EQ
Press repeatedly to select the desirable EQ mode (music style) –
CLASSIC, POP, ROCK, JAZZ, VOCAL or FLAT. Your choice will be
saved automatically.
8. MULTI JOG, FUNCTION
When pressing FUNCTION repeatedly, the display will toggle
among Audio Source (for DVD, SAT & CD), SLEEP mode and
DIM selection.
15. BYPASS
Press to go back to stereo sound (no DSP effect, no sound from
center and surround speakers)
Please refer to page 20 for “Input Signal Setting”.
• In SLEEP mode, you can set the receiver to turn off after 30,
60, 90 or 120 minutes.
16. VCR2/Video Cam Input
For convenient use of your digital camera, family game
machines, second VCR, etc.
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Operating Your Receiver
Your Remote Control
Please be sure you have inserted the batteries into the
remote control (see relevant section on page 3.) You can
test it by pressing any button. If it works, the red LED
will light.
1. ON/OFF
To turn on or off the receiver and other auxiliary components (see page 14 “Using the Remote to Control
Additional Components”).
EN
2. Source Buttons
To turn on and select various audio/ video sources. You can
also enter the 6 Channels direct input mode by pressing
DVD•6CH.
1
3. CH+, CH- (Channel Buttons)
To select programmed stations (in TUNER mode).
TV
ON OFF
VCR1
2
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TAPE
5. MUTE
To mute all audio outputs.
CH +
CH -
O BAC
G
MUTE
RDM•P
K•
DISK
VOL
5
INFO•RDS
TY
ID
GU E•
3
VOL
4
4. VOL (Volume Buttons)
To adjust the volume.
OK
6. Adjustment Buttons
Press AUDIO button to activate the control, then upon
pressing OK/FUNCTION, the display will toggle among:
• Preset EQ (Stereo only),
• SLEEP Mode
• DIM Mode.
When the display shows the setup you want to change,
press the left and right arrow buttons beside OK button to
make changes, then press OK to finalize your choice.
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7. Number Buttons
To access directly a pre-set station or to peripheral devices
(in TUNER mode).
FUNCTION
8
MENU
1
CLEAR
3
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT•SEEK
7
ANT•FMS
0
REVERSE PLAY FORWARD
RECORD
STOP
PAUSE
9
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8. MENU (Tuner Mode only)
• Press AM/FM
• Press to store desired frequency in memory. The flashing
word MEMORY in red will appear in display. Input your
desired channel number while the word is still flashing and
the frequency will be stored. (For details, refer to "Storing
and Recalling Stations in Memory" on page 10.)
9. Operation Buttons
In TUNER mode, press AM/FM on the remote.
• Press REVERSE and FORWARD keys to tune down or up
the radio frequency.
• PLAY, RECORD, STOP and PAUSE keys are only for easy
control of external devices that are connected to your
receiver such as CD, TV, DVD, TAPE, etc.. The remote control
currently operates most Thomson, RCA and GE products,
but it can be programmed to operate devices from other
manufacturers (For details, refer to “Using the Remote to
Control Additional Components” on page 14.
10. DIGITAL
Select the way your audio/video components are connected
to the receiver (Analog, Optical, Coaxial or Input/Output).
NOTE
The remote buttons GO BACK•DISK,
GUIDE•RDM•PTY, INFO•RDS, INPUT•SEEK &
AUDIO do not work in tuner mode.
11. LEVEL
Press to adjust the volume of individual speaker. Press
repeatedly and the display will toggle among different
channels (Left front speaker, Right front speaker, Center
speaker, Left rear speaker, Right rear speaker, and
Subwoofer). Press the left and right arrow buttons beside
OK button for adjustment.
12. SURR (Surround Sound Control)
Press to change the surround sound settings. The display
will toggle among DOLBY DIGITAL, DOLBY PRO LOGIC,
DOLBY 3 STEREO, STEREO and DSP modes.
(For details, refer to section "Advanced Sound Control" on
page 19.)
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Operating Your Receiver
Display
DSP
• Unit is in DSP (Digital Sound Processing) mode.
• Audio output is in Dolby Digital mode.
• Audio output is in Dolby ProLogic mode.
• Speaker Icons.
SLEEP
• Audio output is in 3 Stereo mode.
ST
• Unit in Sleep mode.
MEMORY
• Tuner stereo signal detected.
• Unit in Memory mode.
TUNED
KHz
MHz
• Tuner station detected.
• Tuner frequency unit.
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Operating Your Receiver
Switching on /off
Selection of Audio/Video source
• To switch on the receiver, press STANDBY/ON button (1) once. Alternatively, you can press any of the
source buttons to power on the receiver.
When one of the source button is pressed, the audio
and video input corresponding to the name will be
activated.
The receiver acts as a switching device between all
the sources that are plugged into to it.
VCR1
ON OFF
TV
STANDBY/ON
DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE
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ON OFF
TV
6 CH.IN
CD
TAPE
CH +
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ON OFF
TV
L
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• Standby: when the receiver is on, press the
STANDBY/ON button once to activate the standby
mode.
Example 1:
If you connect a DVD player to the DVD input
(audio + video) on the receiver and press the DVD
button, you will be able to have the sound and
image transmitted by the DVD.
• To switch off the unit completely, unplug the
power cord from the socket
VCR1
ON OFF
TV
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NOTE
Your receiver has a back up memory to keep
your settings like preset radio station for
about 2 weeks in case electricity cut occurs. If
the receiver is unplugged for more than 2
weeks, all the settings will be lost and re-setting will be necessary.
Example 2:
Based on the example 1, the DVD is playing , if a
VCR is connected to the VCR 1 input (audio +
video) of the receiver and the VCR1 button is
pressed, image and sound from the VCR source will
replace the DVD.
VCR1
ON OFF
TV
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Operating your Receiver
You can connect up to 7 audio/video sources to this
amplifier:
Source button
Corresponding connector
(receiver front panel) (receiver back panel)
-
DVD
SAT
VCR-1
VCR-2
CD
TV
TAPE
FM/AM
DVD IN (audio / video)
SAT IN (audio / video)
VCR-1 IN (audio / video)
VCR 2 IN (audio / video)
CD IN (audio only)
TV IN (audio only)
TAPE IN (audio only)
built-in
When a source is selected, the source name will be
shown on the display.
Example: Press DVD to select DVD as the source to
the amplifier.
Using the Remote to Control Additional
Components
You can set your remote to control other components
(like CD, TV, DVD, TAPE, etc.). What you need is to
encode them in advance (not necessary for recent
RCA & Proscan models).
1. Turn on the component to be programmed.
2. Look up the brand and corresponding code number in the code list from page 24 to 26.
3. Press and hold the corresponding Source Button
(like VCR1, VCR2, TV, DVD) on the remote while
entering the code from the code list using the
Number Buttons.
FUNCTION
MENU
VCR1
ON OFF
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CH +
3
2
1
CD
CLEAR
TV
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT•SEEK
ANT•FMS
0
NOTE
1. Your receiver has a built in tuner. Just connect the appropriate antenna on the back of
the receiver and you will be able to listen to
radio stations. (See details in Tuner section)
2. Other sources can be connected to the
above standard source. Example: you can connect a LD into the DVD inputs.
3. Refer to the "Connecting To Audio-Visual
Components" section for details on connection.
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4. Release the component button, then press
ON•OFF to see if the
component will be
turned off.
VCR1
ON OFF
TV
DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE
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TAPE
CH +
5. If this does not work, repeat steps 3 and 4 by trying to use the next code (if available) listed for the
brand of your component until the component
responds to the remote command.
Operating your Receiver
NOTE
Once your remote is encoded, you can press
ON/OFF on the remote once to turn off the
component and then followed by the second
time quickly to turn off the receiver (i.e. this
unit). If you only want the receiver to be
turned off, select FM/ AM while the unit is ON
before pressing ON/OFF.
Using the receiver to play a source
After having properly connected a source (DVD, CD,
VCR) to the receiver, you can partly control them
through the receiver.
Playing a DVD with the receiver
1. Connect a DVD player to the receiver (see connecting your receiver for details)
NOTE
To play Dolby Digital sound, the source must be
connected to the receiver via the optical or
coaxial terminal (see "Digital Connection” on
page 5 for details)
HINT
This remote may not operate all models of
the brands shown.
If batteries are removed from the battery
compartment of the remote control, all memory will be lost. You need to re-enter all
previously programmed codes again.
The buttons on the remote may not work
correspondingly with those on other brand
components. Experiment with the remote and
your components to see which buttons work.
If only a few functions operate, check to see if
another code set will work with more buttons.
2. Press STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver
3. Select the DVD source by pressing the DVD source
button
VCR1
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4. Switch ON the DVD player and start playback
5. Switch ON your TV
6. Select the appropriate A/V channel on the TV
(refer to your TV manual for details) until the image
from the DVD player is displayed
7. Set the sound Mode if needed (see "Advanced
sound control" for details)
Example 1:
To play 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound
Press SURR. MODE button until "Dolby Digital"
appears on the Display and all of the speakers’
icons light up.
Example 2:
DVD: You may also need to select the Dolby Digital
5.1 on the DVD disc menu to have the digital surround enabled providing that the disc is encoded
with Dolby Digital 5.1 (please refer to the DVD
player and DVD disc instruction)
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Operating your Receiver
Example 3:
LD: You may need to select a different Audio
Channel on your LD (refer to your LD player manual)
8. Adjust volume knob accordingly
5- Tune the stations by pressing TUNING UP or
DOWN repeatedly until the desired station is found.
Alternatively, you can press and hold TUNING UP or
DOWN for about one second to activate the
automatic SEARCH function. In this mode the receiver
will automatically tune frequencies until it finds a
station
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Operating the Radio
8
9
INPUT•SEEK
ANT•FMS
0
REVERSE PLAY FORWARD
The receiver has a built-in tuner that allows for
AM/FM radio function.
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RECORD
STOP
PAUSE
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Manual tuning
1. Connect the FM and AM antenna accordingly (see
"Connecting the Antenna" on page 5 section for
details)
2. Press STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver.
7. Repeat steps 5 or 6 to tune another radio station.
VCR1
ON OFF
TV
STANDBY/ON
DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE
CD
Select sound effect if needed by pressing Preset EQ or
DSP sound (see "Advance sound section" for details)
TAPE
CH +
3. Press AM/FM and "TUNER" will flash on the
display.
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VCR1
ON OFF
TAPE
CH +
4- To select band, press the AM/FM button again to
toggle between AM/FM mode.
When an FM station broadcast Stereo sound, STEREO
is displayed.
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FUNCTION
FUNCTION
TV
DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE
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NOTE
1. If there is interference, modify the location
of the antenna until the optimal sound is heard.
TV and other electronic devices could be the
cause of interferences so try to position the
antenna away of them.
2. Weak signal can affect the "auto Search
function". Adjust the antenna for better reception for more efficient search.
Operating your Receiver
Manual preset
Storing radio stations:
The receiver can store up to 30 radio stations in
memory. You can enter every single radio station
yourself or the receiver can store all available radio
station automatically in an ascending order.
1. Select the band wave by pressing AM/FM repeatedly
2. Tune to a radio station (see "Manual tuning" on
page 16 above for details)
Automatic preset storing :
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ON OFF
TV
ID
GU E•
RDM•P
3. Press MENU on the
remote control. "MEMORY" will appear on the
display
INFO•RDS
TY
1. Select the band wave by pressing AM/FM
repeatedly
OK
FUNCTION
MENU
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
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CH +
2- Press and hold
P.SCAN for 3 seconds.
“MEMORY” will be displayed in red and will
blink during the automatic storing process.
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4. While the word
"Memory " is still flashing, input your desired
preset number (1-30)
using the numeric keys
on the remote control to
store the radio station.
FM
300‰
FM
75‰
AM
LOOP
Radio frequencies will be browsed and radio station
stored automatically. When all available radio stations are stored or if all 30 memory locations are full,
the auto preset will stop.
NOTE
Weak signal can affect the "Automatic Preset
Storing function" efficiency. Adjust the antenna
for the best reception for more efficient search.
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Operating your Receiver
Retrieving preset stations
6 Channel external input
1. Press AM/FM to select tuner mode
An external decoder (Dts, Dolby Digital, etc…) or a
device with built-in multi-channel decoder and 6
channel output connector (DVD player, TV…) can be
connected to the 6CH input. It is therefore possible to
play any future 6 Channels coding (SACD, DVD
Audio) thanks to this connection. The external
decoder device will send the separated audio information to the receiver that will then amplify the signal and send to appropriate speakers.
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ANTENNA
2. Rotate MULTI JOG on the receiver or press CH+ or
CH- buttons on the remote to select preset stations.
DIGITAL INPUT
IN
IN
DVD/CD/SAT
MONITOR OUT
IN
OUT
CENTER SPEAKER (8
CD
TAPE
CH +
FRONT L
REAR L
FRONT R
REAR R
IN
OUT
IN
SUBWOOFER (8‰)
K•
DISK
VOL
CH -
G
O BAC
INFO•RDS
T
MUTE
RDM•P
E•
PRE OUT
VOL
FUNCTION
OPTICAL
DVD/CD/SAT/TV
To activate 6 Channel external input, press 6 CH on
the receiver or press DVD/6 CH twice on the remote
control.
VCR1
ON OFF
TV
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Advanced Sound Control
Sound Enhancement Systems
This receiver is equipped with several built-in sound
enhancement systems.
Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby 3 Stereo
This surround system reproduces theater-like surround sound from Dolby-encoded software. The Pro
Logic mode uses the built-in circuit to steer the Left,
Center, Right and Surround channel audio signals and
uses all five speakers and an optional subwoofer to
play decoded Dolby Pro Logic program source, such
as TV and VCR.
The 3 Stereo mode will redirect the Surround signals
to the front left and right speakers when only the
front and center speakers are used.
Use this mode to suit your speaker system configurations (such as size and number of speakers) and type
of program (such as VCR).
Dolby Digital
The Dolby Digital mode lets you enjoy full digital
surround from software processed in the Dolby
Digital format. Dolby Digital provides better sound
quality and more powerful presence than conventional Dolby Surround.
This unit is equipped with Dolby Digital 5.1-channel
so that you can enjoy enhanced full digital surround
sound. Being different from Dolby Pro Logic in which
only four channels ( Front Left, Front Right, Centre
and Rear ) are used, the new system provides stereo
separation of the rear speakers (Rear-Right, Rear-Left
). These 5 channels, together with the subwoofer
channel for bass sounds ( counted as 0.1 channel ),
constitute as 5.1-Channel ( or 6 Channels ) Input for
Dolby Digital that brings you the most sophisticated
sound enjoyment.
Recording Dolby Digital Source
To record from a digital (optical or coaxial) input
using a VCR/Tape that is connected to the receiver,
the sound must be set to stereo first.
Press SURR. MODE to select stereo mode.
Front Left Speaker
Center Speaker
Front Right Speaker
If the receiver is set to 5.1 sound information recording from surround speaker, the center speaker will
not be recorded.
Subwoofer
Listening
Zone
Rear Right Speaker
Rear Left Speaker
Front Left Speaker
Center Speaker
Front Right Speaker
Listening
Zone
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Advanced Sound Control
Stereo
Input Signal Setting
The Stereo mode uses the two main channel outputs
from the front speakers. Use this mode if you have
connected the front speakers only.
The receiver defaults to the most convenient settings
for your easiest use (see table).
DSP (Digital Sound Processor)
These digital sound effects resemble sounds in a real
environment such as Stadium, Concert, Theater,
Arena, Church, Club. DSP automatically converts analog audio signals to digital ones which enables you to
adjust the sound without degrading the sound quality. Different modes will give you different feel of size
and type of listening environment. (Not available in
Dolby Digital (DVD))
If your connection is different from the default setting,
1. Select the source
2. Press FUNCTION
3. Rotate MULTI JOG to toggle among optical/ coaxial/ analog to match your connection. Your selection
will be stored automatically.
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Night Mode
HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280
By using Dynamic Range Compression technology,
you can enjoy enhanced sound quality by Dolby
Digital at night without interrupting your roommates
or neighbors. While enjoying a Dolby Digital enabled
component (DVD, SAT), you can activate Night Mode
by pressing NIGHT button at the front of the receiver,
and this mode will compress the difference in volume
between normal voices and sounds like explosions.
There are two modes (SOFT, SOFTER) for you to
choose the extents of compression.
Fine Setting of the Components
The receiver has pre-selected the best surround mode
for you once you turn on the unit by pressing the
Source Buttons (like DVD, SAT, CD) directly. The
default surround modes for different components are
as table below.
If you decide to change the surround mode, you can
press the SURR MODE repeatedly to toggle among
the different surround mode choices and select the
one you want.
Dolby Digital/Pro Logic
3 Stereo
Stereo
2
Every time you press the source button, the input setting (e.g. DVD/ OPTI) will be shown on display for a
few seconds.
SOURCE
SAT
DVD
CD
VCR1
VCR2
FM/AM
TAPE
TV
DEFAULT INPUT (as seen on display)
Coaxial (SAT/ COAX)
Optical (DVD/ OPTI)
Analog (CD/ ANL)
Analog (VCR1/ ANL)
Analog (VCR2/ ANL)
Built-in Tuner
Analog (TAPE/ ANL)
Analog (TV / ANL)
Digital Input
Select this setting to play digital signals from a DVD,
CD, LD player, SAT or TV.
NOTE
Digital input is only available for DVD, SAT, CD
and TV
Source/
Input
If Digital Input (optical
or coaxial) is selected
If Analog Input
is selected
DVD
SAT
VCR1
VCR2
TV
CD
TAPE
TUNER
Dolby Digital/PRO LOGIC
Dolby Digital/PRO LOGIC
N/A
N/A
N/A
STEREO
N/A
N/A
STEREO
PRO LOGIC
PRO LOGIC
PRO LOGIC
PRO LOGIC
STEREO
STEREO
STEREO
The receiver will keep the last selection in memory.
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Analog Input
Select this setting to play analog signals from a cassette deck, VCR or turntable.
SOURCE
SAT
DVD
CD
VCR1
VCR2
TAPE
TV
AVAILABLE INPUT
ANL/Optical/Coaxial
ANL/Optical/Coaxial
ANL/Optical/Coaxial
ANL/ - / ANL/ - / ANL/ - / ANL/ Optical / -
Advanced Sound Control
Fine Setting of the Speakers
Speaker Configurations
This receiver supports a wide range of speakers and
subwoofers. For optimal surround sound enjoyment,
you need to register the speaker selection settings of
your audio system. If you buy this receiver with
accompanied speaker package, then this step has
been done for you.
Also, to make the surround sound more effective and
suit the acoustic conditions in your listening room,
you need to delay the signal from some of the speakers. Such channel delay compensates for center or
surround speakers that are closer to listening position
than the front speakers. You can make use of the
TEST/ SET UP button to adjust the speakers’ relative
loudness.
The TEST/ SET UP button
You can adjust the relative loudness of the individual
speakers by TEST/ SET UP button. In Dolby modes,
press the button briefly. A short noise will be heard
in the speakers one by one. The speaker having the
noise at that moment will be shown in the display.
You can listen to that speaker and rotate the MULTI
JOG to adjust the level.
Advanced Setting
Factory defaulted Advance setting indication
from VFD
The receiver has defaulted the following distances:
Front
Left
Front
Left
Center
You can also change the setup of the speakers by
pressing the TEST/ SET UP button until the display
shows L/R SML or L/R LRG which enables you to set
the size of the front speaker.
Available Selections:
Front Speaker selection
Center Speaker selection
Surround Speaker selection
Subwoofer selection
Subwoofer Phase
Front Speaker distance
Centre Speaker distance
Rear Speaker distance
Large/ Small
Large/ Small/ None
Large/ Small/ None
Yes/ No
+/0-40 ft
0-40 ft
0-40 ft
Pressing TEST/SETUP repeatedly while the display is
still showing L/R LRG (about 5 seconds), the display
will toggle among: front, center, surround, subwoofer, subwoofer phase and speakers’ distance
setup. Set the speaker size or speakers’ distance by
rotating the MULTI JOG.
NOTE
• The sub-woofer selection will always be YES
when the main speakers are set to small
(SML).
• For the subwoofer phase setting, it will be
affected by how you locate the subwoofer.
Try both + and - settings and select the one
that has better bass effect.
• If your unit comes with speakers
(RT2280/2250), always set all speakers size to
“small” to protect them and optimize the
sound quality.
C ch
L/R
L/R
SUR
SUR
Rear
Left
Front speakers (L/R)
Center speaker (Cch)
Rear speaker (SUR)
Rear
Left
15 ft
15 ft
10 ft
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Advance Sound Control
Use a subwoofer to enjoy optimum sound.
• Subwoofer Phase: Try both settings and select the
sound preferred.
• Speaker distance: For optimum surround experience measure the distance between the speaker and
your favorite listening position.
Speaker Icons
The receiver shows you the speakers’ types and settings on the display with the following icons:
Small Front Speakers
1. Press and hold TEST/SET UP for 3 seconds
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Large Front Speakers
C
Small Center Speakers
C
Large Center Speakers
Small Rear Speakers
FUNCT
Large Rear Speakers
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LFE
Subwoofer Present
2. While the VFD display is showing L/R SML, rotate
MULTI JOG to select and release to save setting.
Displaying Program Formats
When a digital source is playing, the receiver will
automatically switch to the proper surround mode
and indicates on the speaker icons on the right-hand
side of the display. (See diagram)
FUNCTION
C
LFE
3. Press TEST/SETUP once to move to the next
speaker setting.
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4. Repeat step 3 to set up the next speaker
6. When set up is done, wait for 5 seconds to automatically save your settings or press any source key to
save your selection and set up mode.
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CH +
It is important to note, however, that not all Dolby
Digital sources are encoded with the full complement
of five channels plus LFE*. Speaker icons show how
many and which speaker you have enabled (See “Fine
Setting of the Speakers”) and the letters inside the
speaker icons show which channel is present in the
source information. For example, the diagram shown
means you have all the five speakers and subwoofer
enabled and the digital sources you played have five
channels plus LFE complemented.
* LFE stands for Low Frequency Effect. The indication
“LFE” appears if the digital source contains LFE information. In this case, the bass signal will be delivered
to the subwoofer, offering more dynamic deep bass
sound effects. If the letter is flashing, the signal is
either too weak or just gone.
Care and Maintenance
Troubleshooting Tips
Receiver/Tuner Operation
STEREO indicator is off.
• Adjust the antenna.
Cleaning the Exterior
• Disconnect the system from AC power before cleaning the exterior of the system with a soft dust cloth,
or with a slightly damp leather chamois. Never use
strong solvents.
Equipment Specifications RT2280/RT2250:
The signal is Mono. Severe hum or noise.
• The signal is too weak. Connect an external antenna.
Remote Control Operation
The remote control does not operate the unit.
• Another function mode is selected on the remote.
Press the correct Source Button.
• No batteries installed. (included with your system)
Install the batteries before attempting to operate the
remote. Be sure to match the + and - ends of each
battery to the symbols shown in the remote battery
compartment.
• The batteries are weak. Replace all batteries.
• The remote is not pointed at the remote control
sensor on the main unit or there is an obstacle
between the remote and the main unit.
• The remote control is too far from the main unit,
move closer.
General
No audio.
• Make sure the speakers are connected.
• Check the input connections.
• Check the power cord connections.
• Make sure the MUTE indicator on the front panel is
off.
• Make sure the digital setting (optical, coaxial or
analog) is correct.
No audio from one channel.
• Check the speaker level setting.
• Check the speaker wire or cable connections.
AMPLIFIER SECTION:
All 5 channels:
RT2280: each 80W at 8 ohm. 0.9% THD @1 kHz
RT2250: each 50W at 8 ohm. 0.9% THD @1 kHz
Subwoofer channel: 100w at 8Ω (RT2280/RT2250 only)
Muting Attenuation: 65dB
Frequency Response: 40Hz to 20kHz +/-3dB
Signal to Noise Ratio: 65dB (Bypass mode)
VIDEO SECTION:
Input ( Sensitivity/ Impedance ):1Vp-p/ 75ohm
Output (Level/ Impedance): 1Vp-p/ 75 ohm
Frequency Response: 10Hz to 6MHz at +/- 3dB
Signal to noise ratio: 40dB
Crosstalk @3.58MHz: 40dB
AM TUNER SECTION:
Frequency Response: 80Hz – 2kHz +/-6dB
Usable Sensitivity: 800uV/m @ S/N 20dB
Signal to Noise: 38dB
Image Ratio: 27dB @ 1000kHz
IF Rejection: 35dB
FM TUNER SECTION:
Frequency Response: 40Hz – 15kHz +/-3dB
Quieting: 24dBu
Signal to Noise: 60dB(stereo) / 65dB(mono)
Image Ratio: 40dB
IF Rejection: 50dB
Noise occurs when the TV is turned on.
• The TV is too close to the audio system.
Specific instruments sound displaced.
• Check the connections between the receiver and
the speakers if the sound does not match the video.
• Press the Source Button for the video source.
23
EN
Remote Codes
VCR CODES
CABLE CODES
ABC
ANTRONIX
ARCHER
CABLETENNA
CABLEVIEW
CENTURY
CITIZEN
COLOUR VOICE
COMTRONICS
CONTEC
EASTERN
GARRARD
GC ELECTRONICS
GEMINI
GENERAL INSTRUMENT
HAMLIN
HITACHI
HYTEX
JASCO
JERROLD
PIONEER
PULSAR
RCA
REALISTIC
REGAL
REGENCY
REMBRANDT
RUNCO
SAMSUNG
SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA
SIGNAL
SIGNATURE
SL MARX
SPRUCER
STARCOM
STARGATE
STARQUEST
TANDY
TELEVIEW
TOCOM
TOSHIBA
TUSA
TV86
UNIKA
UNITED ARTISTS
UNITED CABLE
UNIVERSAL
VIDEOWAY
VIEWSTAR
5002,
5008,
5008,
5008
5008
5011
5011
5012,
5014,
5016
5017
5011
5009
5018,
5003
5020,
5003
5002
5011
5003,
5024,
5025
5026
5002,
5002,
5002,
5048,
5026
5011,
5030,
5033,
5026
5047,
5009,
5022,
5017
5003
5026
5014,
5006,
5014,
5003
5014
5052
5007,
5014,
5018
5040
5014
5004,
5026
5018
5027
5008,
5002
5053
5008,
5044
5015,
ZENITH
5026, 5050, 5051
MAGNAVOX
MEMOREX
MOVIE TIME
NSC
OAK
PANASONIC
PARAGON
PHILIPS
5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5009, 5053
5009
5009, 5010, 5011
5013
5015
5019, 5049
ADMIRAL
ADVENTURA
AIKO
AIWA
AKAI
2113
AMERICAN HIGH
ASHA
AUDIO DYNAMICS
AUDIOVOX
BELL & HOWELL
BEAUMARK
BROKSONIC
CALIX
CANDLE
5021, 5022, 5035, 5045
5005, 5007, 5018, 5023,
5046, 5053
5027, 5028
5027, 5028
5016, 5029
5052
5012, 5013, 5019, 5025,
5031, 5032
5034
5049, 5052
5049
5035
CANON
CAPEHART
CARVER
CCE
CITIZEN
COLORTYME
COLT
CRAIG
CURTIS-MATHES
CYBERNEX
DAEWOO
DAYTRON
DBX
DIMENSIA
DYNATECH
ELECTROHOME
ELECTROPHONIC
EMERSON
5034
5036, 5037, 5038
5018
FISHER
5018, 5053
5018
FUJI
FUNAI
GARRARD
GE
5023, 5041
5009, 5011
5009, 5010, 5011
5025, 5027, 5040
GOLDSTAR
GRADIENTE
HARLEY DAVIDSON
HARMAN KARDON
HARWOOD
HEADQUARTER
HITACHI
HI-Q
INSTANT REPLAY
JCI
JC PENNEY
JENSEN
JVC
KENWOOD
KLH
KODAK
LLOYD
LOGIK
LXI
MAGNAVOX
MAGNIN
MARANTZ
MARTA
MASUSHITA
MEI
24
2131
2026
2027
2002, 2026
2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2111, 2112,
2021
2013
2009,
2014
2011
2013
2012,
2014
2013,
2018,
2021,
2020,
2062
2027,
2013,
2018,
2009
2061
2013,
2000,
2018,
2013
2015,
2027,
2110
2009,
2000
2002,
2014,
2014
2002,
2026,
2029,
2037,
2038,
2047,
2065,
2011,
2118
2021,
2002,
2026
2000,
2120
2009,
2026
2026
2009
2061
2011
2002,
2111,
2023
2021
2021
2009,
2021,
2059,
2055,
2009,
2111,
2009,
2058,
2061
2014,
2002,
2061
2014
2021,
2108,
2013
2009,
2021,
2014
2021
2021
2010
2025
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,
2019
2022, 2114
2110
2061
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,
2019, 2027
2014, 2023, 2061
2002, 2009, 2013, 2016,
2021, 2022, 2024, 2115
2017, 2019, 2025, 2026,
2028, 2110
2010
2026
2029
2012, 2014, 2015, 2021, 2024, 2025,
2030, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036,
2039, 2040, 2041, 2042, 2044, 2045,
2105, 2113, 2116, 2117, 2130
2023, 2048, 2049, 2050, 2051, 2052,
2119
2026
2001, 2013, 2021, 2022, 2053, 2115,
2014, 2018, 2054, 2121
2055, 2056, 2057, 2107,
2120, 2122
2010,
2022,
2060,
2056,
2010,
2123
2010,
2111,
2011,
2055,
2107,
2111
2011,
2013, 2014,
2056, 2058,
2118
2018, 2058,
2011, 2016, 2018,
2123
2021
2026
2022, 2062, 2063, 2104,
2124
2010, 2011, 2016, 2018,
2058, 2062, 2064
Remote Codes
MEMOREX
MGA
MGN TECHNOLOGY
MIDLAND
MINOLTA
MITSUBISHI
MONTGOMERY WARD
MOTOROLA
MTC
MULTITECH
NEC
NIKKO
NOBLEX
OLYMPUS
OPTIMUS
OPTONICA
ORION
PANASONIC
PENTAX
PENTEX RESEARCH
PHILCO
PHILIPS
PILOT
PIONEER
PORTLAND
PROSCAN
PROTEC
PULSAR
QUARTER
QUARTZ
QUASAR
RCA
RADIOSHACK/REALISTIC
RADIX
RANDEX
RICOH
RUNCO
SAMSUNG
SANKY
SANSUI
SANYO
SCOTT
SEARS
SHARP
SHINTOM
SHOGUN
SIGNATURE
SINGER
SONY
STS
SYLVANIA
SYMPHONIC
TANDY
TASHIKO
TATUNG
TEAC
TECHNICS
TEKNIKA
TMK
TOSHIBA
TOTEVSION
UNITECH
VECTOR RESEARCH
VICTOR
VIDEO CONCEPTS
VIDEOSONIC
WARDS
XR-1000
YAMAHA
ZENITH
2002,
2104,
2029,
2013
2053
2055,
2029,
2070,
2123
2075,
2021,
2002,
2002,
2009,
2076,
2014
2013
2021
2014,
2096
2035
2021,
2016,
2018
2021,
2021,
2014
2010,
2016,
2000,
2061
2104
2011
2011
2021,
2000,
2082,
2089,
2002,
2026,
2014
2014
2128
2104
2005,
2104,
2010,
2011,
2012,
2093,
2011,
2051,
2002,
2004,
2013
2002,
2021,
2002,
2021,
2002,
2124
2002,
2002,
2014
2058,
2002,
2021,
2002,
2013,
2015,
2013,
2013
2009,
2010
2009,
2013
2002,
2029,
2103,
2021,
2009,
2004,
2011, 2013, 2014, 2021, 2023, 2026,
2131
2065, 2113
2056, 2107
2055, 2056, 2065, 2066, 2067, 2069,
2071, 2072, 2073, 2074, 2106, 2113,
2131
2131
2013,
2013,
2010,
2078,
2026
2016, 2026, 2053, 2061
2011, 2016, 2018, 2058, 2064,
2079, 2111, 2123
2131
2022, 2109, 2125, 2126, 2127
2055, 2056, 2107, 2120
2055, 2080, 2081, 2123
2017, 2019, 2110
2001
2125
2003,
2084,
2091,
2013,
2049,
2013,
2131
2092,
2013,
2015,
2116
2014,
2055,
2017,
2056,
2015, 2033, 2053, 2112
2013,
2085,
2107,
2014,
2050,
2021,
2086,
2115,
2021,
2096,
2055,
2087,
2120,
2022,
2131
2056,
2088,
2125
2023,
2111, 2123
2023
2025, 2032, 2035, 2038, 2065,
2021,
2056,
2029,
2061,
2023, 2048, 2049, 2050,
2107, 2118
2094, 2095, 2096, 2131
2098
2131
2061, 2128
2004, 2098, 2099, 2119, 2128
2107
2021, 2022, 2026, 2062, 2063, 2065,
2026
2011
2111
2026,
2109
2014,
2024,
2049,
2014
ABEX
ADMIRAL
ADVENTURA
AIKO
AKAI
ALLERON
AMTRON
ANAM NATIONAL
AOC
AUDIOVOX
BELCOR
BELL & HOWELL
BRADFORD
BROKWOOD
CANDLE
CAPEHART
CELEBRITY
CENTURION
CITIZEN
CLAIRTONE
COLORTYME
CONCERTO
CONTEC/CONY
CRAIG
CROWN
CURTIS MATHES
CXC
DAEWOO
2022, 2062, 2063
2062, 2096, 2124
2022,
2001,
2083,
2090,
2011,
2029,
TV CODES
2058, 2085, 2111
2021, 2026, 2100, 2129
2047
2051, 2055, 2065, 2093, 2116
2010, 2015, 2016
DAYTRON
DIMENSIA
DUMONT
DYNATECH
ELECTROBAND
ELECTROHOME
EMERSON
ENVISION
FISHER
FUJITSO
FUNAI
FUTURETEC
GE
GIBRALTER
GOLDSTAR
GRUNDY
HALLMARK
HARVARD
HITACHI
IMA
INFINITY
JANEIL
JBL
JCB
JC PENNY
JENSEN
JVC
1172
1001,
1174
1016
1002
1046
1038
1003,
1004,
1038
1004
1001,
1038
1004
1004,
1175
1002
1009
1004,
1174,
1176
1004,
1004,
1012,
1038
1038,
1000,
1038
1004,
1171
1004,
1000
1004,
1178
1002,
1003,
1004,
1025,
1031,
1038,
1047,
1179,
1004,
1048,
1046
1038,
1038
1000,
1055,
1181
1004,
1004,
1058,
1038,
1004,
1038
1004,
1135,
1142,
1179
1038
1062
1174
1062
1002
1000,
1054,
1128,
1004,
1012,
1089,
EN
1173
1038
1005, 1006, 1007, 1175, 1176
1083, 1162
1006, 1008, 1174
1006, 1008, 1016, 1038, 1105, 1171,
1177
1006
1006
1013, 1014, 1038, 1176
1171
1004, 1006, 1015, 1105, 1162, 1171
1005,1006, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1127,
1006, 1171
1151
1176
1004,
1006,
1026,
1032,
1039,
1123,
1191
1006
1049,
1006,
1012,
1027,
1033,
1041,
1124,
1019,
1014,
1028,
1034,
1042,
1162,
1022
1023,
1029,
1035,
1043,
1171,
1024,
1030,
1036, 1037,
1044, 1046,
1176, 1177,
1050, 1051, 1162, 1180
1046
1003, 1004, 1006, 1022, 1052, 1054,
1087, 1164, 1165, 1166, 1167, 1168,
1151
1005, 1006, 1012, 1019, 1056, 1057,
1155, 1156, 1171, 1172
1046, 1171
1006
1006, 1012, 1013, 1059, 1060, 1061,
1136, 1137, 1138, 1139, 1140, 1141,
1143, 1144, 1145, 1146, 1148, 1150,
1004,
1058,
1171,
1006
1013,
1157,
1005, 1006, 1008, 1022, 1052,
1063, 1064, 1072, 1087, 1105,
1172, 1181
1054, 1060, 1065, 1066, 1067,
1158, 1159, 1182
2010, 2015, 2016, 2113
2013,
2055,
2107,
2026,
2010,
2098,
2014,
2056,
2116,
2061
2011,
2104,
2015, 2021, 2023, 2026,
2061, 2096, 2101, 2102,
2131
2018, 2058, 2111
2119, 2128
25
Remote Codes
KAWASHO
KAYPANI
KENWOOD
KLOSS NOVABEAM
KTV
LOEWE
LOGIK
LUXMAN
LXI
MAGNAVOX
MAJESTIC
MARANTS
MARANTZ
MEGATRON
MEI
MEMOREX
MGA
MIDLAND
MINUTZ
MITSUBISHI
MONTGOMERY WARD
MOTOROLA
MTC
MULTITECH
MULTIVISION
NAD
NEC
NIKKO
NTC
ONWA
OPTIMUS
OPTONICA
ORION
PANASONIC
PHILCO
PHILIPS
PILOT
PIONEER
PORTLAND
PRICE CLUB
PRISM
PROSCAN
PROTON
PULSAR
PULSER
QUASAR
RADIO SHACK/REALISTIC
RCA
RHAPSODY
RUNCO
SAMPO
SAMSUNG
SAMSUX
SANSUI
SANYO
SCOTCH
SCOTT
SEARS
SHARP
SHOGUN
SIGNATURE
26
1002,
1175
1004,
1068,
1038,
1062
1083
1004,
1000,
1162,
1004,
1074,
1131,
1083
1062
1004,
1006,
1176
1001,
1004,
1080,
1054,
1052
1004,
1080,
1083
1003,
1004,
1038,
1084
1006,
1003,
1006,
1016
1038
1185
1095,
1035,
1003,
1003,
1062,
1184
1003,
1069,
1089
1004,
1004,
1004,
1105
1054
1000,
1004,
1151
1004
1003,
1000,
1162,
1000,
1096,
1129,
1176
1151
1004,
1004,
1105,
1171
1191
1004,
1162,
1006
1004,
1000,
1049,
1110,
1004,
1113,
1004
1001,
1004, 1006
1006, 1019
1069, 1174, 1183
1070, 1171, 1176, 1177
1006
1006,
1181
1006,
1075,
1132,
1049, 1062, 1071, 1072, 1073,
1008, 1019, 1062, 1068, 1069,
1076, 1077, 1088, 1089, 1130,
1133, 1134, 1183, 1184
1006, 1062, 1078
1059
1006, 1082, 1083, 1162
1005, 1006, 1019, 1022, 1051, 1079,
1082
1151, 1171, 1172, 1181
1005, 1006, 1019, 1022, 1051, 1079,
1081, 1082, 1082, 1083, 1125
1173
1005, 1006, 1105, 1176, 1178
1178
SIMPSON
SONIC
SONY
SOUNDESIGN
SQUAREVIEW
SSS
STARLITE
SUPRE-MACY
SUPREME
SYLVANIA
SYMPHONIC
TANDY
TATUNG
TECHNICS
TECHWOOD
TEKNIKA
TELECAPTION
TMK
TOSHIBA
TOTEVISION
UNIVERSAL
VICTOR
VIDTECH
VIKING
WARDS
1071, 1072, 1185
1004, 1005, 1006, 1089
1016
YAMAHA
ZENITH
1173
1191
1054, 1062, 1170
1004, 1005, 1006, 1008, 1012, 1019,
1068, 1069, 1074, 1075, 1077, 1183,
1004, 1008, 1012, 1019, 1062, 1068,
1074, 1075, 1076, 1086, 1087, 1088,
1171
1006, 1090, 1091, 1092, 1179, 1185
1005, 1006, 1016, 1171
1181
1006, 1012, 1093, 1175
1054,
1004,
1171,
1003,
1098,
1179,
1070,
1006,
1172
1004,
1099,
1181,
1094
1012, 1038, 1049, 1095,
1005, 1006, 1007, 1019,
1100, 1101, 1102, 1103,
1187, 1188, 1190
1006, 1171, 1172, 1175
1005, 1006, 1012, 1015, 1019, 1104,
1106, 1171, 1172
1048, 1049, 1050, 1080, 1107, 1108,
1169, 1180, 1189
1006,
1004,
1050,
1162,
1006,
1122,
1012,
1006,
1051,
1180,
1012,
1171,
1083, 1115
1024,
1013,
1066,
1181,
1029,
1173
1035,
1019,
1071,
1189
1095,
1038, 1046
1046, 1048,
1072, 1109,
1111, 1112,
1008
1176
1002
1004,
1189
1004,
1038
1174
1002
1004,
1074,
1183,
1033,
1173
1003,
1054
1004,
1004,
1038,
1171
1117
1004,
1049,
1118,
1171
1052,
1066,
1004,
1174
1000,
1033,
1076,
1184
1004,
1004,
1006, 1008, 1038, 1046
1038
1006, 1008, 1019, 1062, 1068, 1069,
1075, 1076, 1077, 1088, 1116, 1161,
1184
1038, 1189
1178
1006, 1054
1005, 1006, 1008, 1012, 1013, 1016,
1046, 1076, 1082, 1083, 1105, 1170,
1006
1071, 1072, 1089, 1105, 1109, 1117,
1160, 1162
1087
1182
1005, 1006
1001, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1019, 1024,
1046, 1052, 1062, 1069, 1074, 1075,
1083, 1087, 1088, 1095, 1119, 1120,
1005, 1006, 1019
1083, 1151, 1152, 1153, 1154
Satellite Receivers
CHAPPARAL
5056,
DRAKE
5058,
GE SATELLITE RECEIVER
5000,
GENERAL INSTRUMENTS
5060,
PANASONIC SATELLITE RECEIVER
5075
PRIMESTAR DBS
5076
PROSCAN SATELLITE RECEIVER
5000,
RCA SATELLITE RECEIVER
5000,
REALISTIC
5063
SONY SATELLITE RECEIVER
5072
STS1
5064
STS2
5065
STS3
5066
STS4
5067
TOSHIBA
5068
TOSHIBA SATELLITE RECEIVER
5073
UNIDEN SATELLITE RECEIVER
5069
5057
5059
5001
5061, 5062
5001
5001
Audio (RCA/Dimensia only)
AM/FM
AUX
PHONO
CD
TAPE
4003
4004
4005
4007
4006
Laser disc Players
PROSCAN
RCA
2001
2001
Limited Warrranty (US)
What your warranty covers:
Limitation of Warranty:
• Defects in materials or workmanship.
• THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION
GIVEN BY THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC., ITS AGENTS
OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN
ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.
• REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS
WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER. THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC. SHALL NOT BE
LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR
ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY
ARE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
For how long after your purchase:
• One year from date of purchase for labor and parts
• The warranty period for rental units begins with the first
rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm,
whichever comes first.
What we will do:
• Pay any Authorized RCA Audio Service Center the labor
charges to repair your unit.
• Pay any Authorized RCA Audio Service Center for the
new or, at our option, refurbished replacement parts
required to repair your unit.
How you get service:
• Take your unit to any Authorized RCA Audio Service
Center. To identify your nearest Authorized RCA Audio
Service Center, ask your dealer, look in the Yellow Pages, or
call 1-800-336-1900.
• Show the Authorized Service Center Representative your
evidence of purchase date or first rental.
• Pick up your unit when repairs are completed.
• Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the product is within the
warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty
service. For rental firms, proof of first rental is also
required.
What your warranty does not cover:
• Customer instruction. (Your Owner’s Manual describes
how to install, adjust, and operate your unit. Any additional information should be obtained from your dealer.)
• Installation and related adjustments.
• Signal reception problems not caused by your unit.
• Damage from misuse or neglect.
• Cleaning of audio heads.
• Batteries.
• A unit that has been modified or incorporated into other
products or is used for institutional or other commercial
purposes.
• A unit purchased or serviced outside the U.S.A.
• Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage.
How State Law relates to warranty:
• Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or
exclusions may not apply to you.
• This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also
may have other rights that vary from state to state.
If you purchased your unit outside the United
States:
• This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for
warranty information.
Service calls which do not involve defective materials
or workmanship are not covered by this warranty.
Costs of such service calls are the sole responsibility
of the purchaser.
Product Registration:
• Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card
packed with your product. It will make it easier to contact
you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is
not required for warranty coverage.
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EN
Limited Warranty (Canada)
What your warranty covers:
Limitation of Warranty:
• Defects in materials or workmanship.
• THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. NO VERBAL OR
WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY THOMSON MULTIMEDIA LTD., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE
SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.
• REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER
THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE
CONSUMER. THOMSON MULTIMEDIA LTD. SHALL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT.
EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE
PROVINCIAL LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
For how long after your purchase:
• One year from date of purchase for labor and parts
• The warranty period for rental units begins with the first
rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm,
whichever comes first.
What we will do:
• Pay any Authorized RCA Audio Service Center the labor
charges to repair your unit.
• Pay any Authorized RCA Audio Service Center for the
new or, at our option, refurbished replacement parts
required to repair your unit.
How you get service:
• Take your unit to any Authorized RCA Audio Service
Center. To identify your nearest Authorized RCA Audio
Service Center, ask your dealer, look in the Yellow Pages, or
call 1-800-336-1900.
• Show the Authorized Service Center Representative your
evidence of purchase date or first rental.
• Pick up your unit when repairs are completed.
• Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the product is within the
warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty
service. For rental firms, proof of first rental is also
required.
What your warranty does not cover:
• Customer instruction. (Your Owner’s Manual describes
how to install, adjust, and operate your unit. Any additional information should be obtained from your dealer.)
• Installation and related adjustments.
• Signal reception problems not caused by your unit.
• Damage from misuse or neglect.
• Cleaning of audio heads.
• Batteries.
• A unit that has been modified or incorporated into other
products or is used for institutional or other commercial
purposes.
• A unit purchased or serviced outside Canada.
• Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage.
Product Registration:
• Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card
packed with your product. It will make it easier to contact
you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is
not required for warranty coverage.
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How Provincial Laws relates to warranty:
• This warranty gives you specific legal rights which are in
addition to statutory warranties that may vary from
Province to Province.
If you purchased your unit outside Canada:
• This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for
warranty information.
Service calls which do not involve defective materials or workmanship are not covered by this warranty. Costs of such service calls are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
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