Vizio VF550XVT User manual

VIZIO VF550XVT1A User Manual
Dear VIZIO Customer,
Congratulations on your new VIZIO VF550XVT1A High Definition LCD
Television purchase. Thank you for your support. For maximum benefit of
your set, please 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.
For assistance, please call (877) 668-8462 or visit us at www.vizio.com
To purchase or inquire about accessories and installation services for your
VIZIO LCD HDTV, please 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 in your registration card and mail it in. 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.
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1.1 Important Safety Instructions
Your HDTV is designed and manufactured to operate within defined design limits, and misuse
may result in electric shock or fire. To prevent your HDTV from being damaged, the following
rules 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.
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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 power cord 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 3 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.
The power cord must be replaced when using different voltage than the voltage specified. For
more information, contact your dealer.
Your HDTV is equipped with a three-pronged grounded plug (a plug with a third grounding
pin). This plug will fit only into a grounded power outlet. 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.
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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
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the presence of important operating and servicing instructions in the literature accompanying your
HDTV.
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 power plug, 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.
FCC Bulletin for New TV Owners
After February 17, 2009, a television receiver with only an analog broadcast tuner will require a
converter box to receive full power over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of the
Nation's transition to digital 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.
Information about the DTV transition is available from http://www.DTV.gov or this manufacturer at
877 MY VIZIO (877-698-4946), and from http://www.dtv2009.gov or 1-888-DTV-2009 for information
about subsidized coupons for digital-to-analog converter boxes.
Your HDTV comes with a built-in tuner capable of processing digital broadcasts, making it easier
for you to receive this type of signal without the need of an extra converter box.
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Opening the Package
Your VIZIO HDTV and accessories are carefully packed in a cardboard carton that has been designed to
protect it from transportation damage. Now you have opened the carton check that your HDTV is in good
condition and that all of the accessories are included.
The HDTV weighs approximately 86lbs and about 54” wide x 30” tall we strongly advise that you have at
least 2 people to unpack and install the HDTV.
The screen can easily be scratched or broken so please handle the product gently and never place the
HDTV with the glass facing downwards on a surface without protective padding.
IMPORTANT: Save the carton and packing material for future shipping.
Package Contents
VIZIO VF550XVT1A
VIZIO Remote Control VUR8P
HDMI Cable
Power Cord
Safety Strap
Screen Cleaning Cloth
This User Manual
Quick Setup Guide
Registration Card
VIP Services Brochure
2 AA Batteries for the Remote Control
Caution: Do not apply pressure to the screen 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.
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Additional certified accessories sold separately
Wall Mounts
High Definition Cables
Extra or replacement Remote
VIZIO also offers Installation Services and Extended Warranty Services for your VIZIO HDTV.
To purchase or inquire about additional accessories and services for your VIZIO product, visit our web
site at www.VIZIO.com or call us toll free at 888-VIZIOCE (888-849-4623).
Installation Preparation
Please read this user manual carefully before installing your VIZIO HDTV.
The power consumption of the TV is about 244W (AVG), please use the power cord designated for TV.
When an extension cord is required, use one with the correct power rating. The cord must be grounded
and the grounding feature must not be defeated.
The TV should be installed on a flat surface to avoid tipping. For proper ventilation, you must allow space
between the back of the TV and the wall. If you would like to mount your TV on the wall, please see
below ‘Preparing Your LCD HDTV for Wall Mounting’ for additional information. Avoid installing the TV in
places with high humidity, dust or smoke so as not to shorten the service life of the electronic
components.
Install the TV in landscape orientation; any 90˚ clockwise or counter-clockwise installation may induce
poor ventilation and excessive component damage.
The HDTV can either be kept on the stand base or mounted on the wall for viewing. If you choose to
mount your HDTV on the wall, please refer to “Preparing your LCD HDTV for Wall Mounting” on page 7.
VIZIO offers professional installation services. Please contact VIZIO for more information on these
services at 888-VIZIOCE (888-849-4623) or www.VIZIO.com.
Attaching the safety strap
For when your HDTV is not mounted on the wall with a Wall Mount, a Safety Strap has been included to
attach the HDTV to the wall to reduce the chance of the HDTV being pulled over. The Safety Strap
should be used with common sense practice such as ensuring that children (or adults) do not climb up,
grabbing the top of the HDTV and pulling it onto themselves.
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Fix one end of the strap to the wall. If you have a drywall
finish it is preferable to fix it to a stud, using a washer
underneath the screw head. If you have a solid wall you
should use a lag bolt, again using a washer under the nut.
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Fix the other end of the Safety
Strap to one of the upper wall
mounting holes on the back of
the HDTV, using a washer
under the screw head.
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Preparing your LCD HDTV for Wall Mounting
The VIZIO VF550XVT1A can either be kept on the stand base or mounted on the wall for viewing. If you
choose to mount the TV on the wall, please follow the instructions below for removing the stand.
To remove the stand:
1. Unplug all cables from the HDTV.
2. Place your HDTV face down on a soft and flat
surface (blanket, foam, cloth, etc) to prevent
any damage to the TV.
3. Remove the total of eight (8) screws holding
the stand to the TV.
4. Carefully remove the stand, pulling the base
towards you.
The TV can fit securely to
a mount (sold separately)
by utilizing the mounting
holes in the center of the
back panel of the TV.
Please make sure to read
the instructions of your
specific mount to properly
hang your TV.
The pitch of the mounting
holes is 400mm
horizontally and 200mm
vertically.
The screw type required
is metric M8, 1.25mm
pitch. The length of the
screws will depend on the
thickness plate being
attached to the TV.
To find the perfect mount for your HDTV, browse VIZIO’s certified mount selection at www.VIZIO.com or
call directly 888-VIZIOCE (888-849-4623).
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Table of Contents
1.1 Important Safety Instructions ............................................................................................................................... 2!
Chapter 1 Basic Controls and Connections ......................................................................................................... 10!
Front Panel .............................................................................................................................................................. 10!
Side Panel Controls................................................................................................................................................. 10!
Rear Panel Connections ......................................................................................................................................... 11!
Right-Side Panel Connection .................................................................................................................................. 12!
VIZIO Universal Remote Control ............................................................................................................................. 13!
Insertion of Batteries in the Remote Control ....................................................................................................... 16!
Remote Control Range ....................................................................................................................................... 17!
VIZIO Remote Control Precautions .................................................................................................................... 17!
Chapter 2 Connecting Equipment ............................................................................................................................ 18!
Which Video Connection Should I Use?.................................................................................................................. 18!
Connecting Your Cable or Satellite Box .................................................................................................................. 19!
Using HDMI ........................................................................................................................................................ 19!
Using Component Video ..................................................................................................................................... 21!
Connecting Coaxial (RF) ......................................................................................................................................... 22!
Using Your Antenna or Digital Cable for DTV ..................................................................................................... 22!
Using Your Antenna or Cable for TV .................................................................................................................. 23!
Using the Antenna or Cable through your VCR .................................................................................................. 23!
Connecting Your DVD Player .................................................................................................................................. 24!
Using HDMI ........................................................................................................................................................ 24!
Using Component Video ..................................................................................................................................... 26!
Using S-Video (AV1) .......................................................................................................................................... 27!
Using Composite (AV) Video .............................................................................................................................. 28!
Connecting Your VCR or Video Camera ................................................................................................................. 29!
Connecting an external Receiver/Amp .................................................................................................................... 30!
Optical Output of Audio received with HD Programs .......................................................................................... 30!
Connecting a PC (Computer) .................................................................................................................................. 31!
Preset PC Resolutions ....................................................................................................................................... 32!
Resolution (1920x1080) through RGB (15-Pin VGA) Input................................................................................. 32!
Chapter 3 Setting Up to Watch Television ............................................................................................................... 33!
Basic LCD HDTV Start Up ...................................................................................................................................... 33!
Watching a TV Program .......................................................................................................................................... 38!
Adjusting Basic HDTV Settings ............................................................................................................................... 39!
Program Information................................................................................................................................................ 40!
Chapter 4 Advanced Adjustment .............................................................................................................................. 41!
Using the On Screen Display (OSD) ....................................................................................................................... 41!
Picture Adjustment .................................................................................................................................................. 42!
Picture Mode ...................................................................................................................................................... 42!
Backlight ............................................................................................................................................................. 42!
Brightness........................................................................................................................................................... 42!
Contrast .............................................................................................................................................................. 43!
Color ................................................................................................................................................................... 43!
Tint ..................................................................................................................................................................... 43!
Sharpness .......................................................................................................................................................... 44!
Advanced Video Features .................................................................................................................................. 44!
Reset Picture Mode ............................................................................................................................................ 47!
Audio Adjustment .................................................................................................................................................... 48!
Audio Mode ........................................................................................................................................................ 48!
Equalizer............................................................................................................................................................. 48!
Balance............................................................................................................................................................... 49!
SRS TruVolumeTM .............................................................................................................................................. 49!
Digital Audio Out ................................................................................................................................................. 49!
Speakers ............................................................................................................................................................ 50!
Analog Audio Out ............................................................................................................................................... 50!
Lip Sync .............................................................................................................................................................. 50!
DTV / TV Tuner Setup ............................................................................................................................................. 52!
Setup Wizard ...................................................................................................................................................... 52!
Press OK to confirm your choice ........................................................................................................................ 52!
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Tuner Mode ........................................................................................................................................................ 55!
Auto Search ........................................................................................................................................................ 55!
Partial Channel Search ....................................................................................................................................... 56!
Skip Channel ...................................................................................................................................................... 56!
MTS (Multchannel Television Sound) ................................................................................................................. 57!
Time Zone .......................................................................................................................................................... 57!
Daylight Saving................................................................................................................................................... 57!
DTV / TV Input Setup .............................................................................................................................................. 58!
Language............................................................................................................................................................ 58!
PIP (Picture-in-Picture) ....................................................................................................................................... 58!
Sleep Timer ........................................................................................................................................................ 61!
Input Naming ...................................................................................................................................................... 62!
CC (Closed Caption) .......................................................................................................................................... 63!
H/V Position ........................................................................................................................................................ 65!
DTV / TV Input Parental Control ......................................................................................................................... 66!
Rating Enable ..................................................................................................................................................... 67!
Channel Block .................................................................................................................................................... 67!
US TV Rating...................................................................................................................................................... 68!
US Movie Rating................................................................................................................................................. 69!
Canadian English Rating .................................................................................................................................... 69!
French Canadian Rating ..................................................................................................................................... 70!
Check for DTV Rating ......................................................................................................................................... 70!
Block Unrated Programming............................................................................................................................... 71!
Access Code Edit (Change Password) .............................................................................................................. 71!
Reset All Settings ............................................................................................................................................... 72!
H/V Position and Size ......................................................................................................................................... 73!
Auto Phase (Component input) ............................................................................................................................... 74!
Video Input Parental Control ................................................................................................................................... 74!
PC (Computer) Input Picture Adjustment ................................................................................................................ 75!
Picture Mode ...................................................................................................................................................... 75!
Auto Adjust ......................................................................................................................................................... 75!
Backlight ............................................................................................................................................................. 75!
Brightness........................................................................................................................................................... 76!
Contrast .............................................................................................................................................................. 76!
SIZE and POSITION OPTIONS ......................................................................................................................... 77!
This option allows fine tuning of the display for optimum fit within the display area............................................ 77!
H-SIZE ................................................................................................................................................................ 77!
H-Position ........................................................................................................................................................... 77!
V-Position ........................................................................................................................................................... 77!
Fine Tune ........................................................................................................................................................... 78!
PC Input Audio Adjustment ..................................................................................................................................... 78!
PC Input Setup ........................................................................................................................................................ 78!
Understanding Viewing Modes ................................................................................................................................ 79!
Viewing Modes ................................................................................................................................................... 79!
Chapter 5 Programming the VIZIO Universal
Remote Control .......................... 80!
Programming for VCR ........................................................................................................................................ 80!
Programming for Cable or Satellite Set-Top Box ................................................................................................ 80!
Programming for DVD Player ............................................................................................................................. 81!
Programming for Audio Amp/Receiver ............................................................................................................... 81!
Searching for Component Codes ....................................................................................................................... 82!
Using a Cable or Satellite Remote .......................................................................................................................... 82!
Chapter 6 Maintenance and Troubleshooting ......................................................................................................... 83!
Maintenance ............................................................................................................................................................ 83!
Troubleshooting Guide ............................................................................................................................................ 83!
Telephone & Technical Support .............................................................................................................................. 85!
Compliance ............................................................................................................................................................. 86!
FCC Class B Radio Interference Statement ............................................................................................................ 86!
Chapter 7 Miscellaneous Information ...................................................................................................................... 87!
Specifications .......................................................................................................................................................... 87!
Glossary – Standard Definitions .............................................................................................................................. 88!
Index ....................................................................................................................................................................... 92!
Component Program Codes .................................................................................................................................... 94!
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Chapter 1
Basic Controls and Connections
Front Panel
POWER ‘VIZIO’ LIGHT– The VIZIO name lights
white when powered on and orange when powered
off.
REMOTE CONTROL SENSOR – This is the window
through which all of the remote control signals pass
to the sensor. Point the remote control directly at this
window for the best response to the remote signal.
Side Panel Controls
POWER (
) – Power the TV on by pressing this button once. Press
the button again to power the TV off.
MENU – This button activates the On Screen Display (OSD). If a submenu is active, pressing this button will return to the previous menu
level.
INPUT (ENTER) – Repeated pressing of this button steps through the
input sources in the following sequence: TV, AV1, AV2 (S-Video),
Component 1, Component 2, RGB, HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3, HDMI4
and HDMI5. Once you have stepped through the entire sequence, you
will return to the beginning of the sequence.
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Additionally, when the OSD is active, this button confirms the menu function to be adjusted. When the
OSD is not active, this button will show the current input selections.
CH !" - – Use these buttons to step up or down the TV channels. While the OSD is active, these
buttons function as up and down controls in the OSD menus.
VOL #$ – Use these buttons to increase or decrease to the speaker volume. While the OSD is active,
these buttons function as left and right controls in the OSD menus.
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Rear Panel Connections
1. AC IN – Plug in your power cable here.
2. HDMI 1 – Connect the primary source for digital video such as a DVD multimedia player or set
top box through this all digital connector. The white color band on the rear of the TV indicates
this connection.
3. HDMI 2 – Connect a secondary source for digital video such as a DVD multimedia player or set
top box through this all digital connector. The white color band on the rear of the TV indicates
this connection. For users who want to connect to a DVI enabled device, use a DVI-HDMI
cable and connect the Analog Audio output of the device to the L+R AUDIO here. Your VIZIO
Certified HDMI and HDMI-DVI cables are available for purchase from www.VIZIO.com or by
calling 888-VIZIOCE (888-849-4623).
4. RGB PC – Connect the video and audio from a computer here. The blue color band on the
rear of the TV indicates this connection. A cable with a 1/8” mini plug stereo connector at the
end connecting to the TV is needed if sound is also transmitted with this signal.
5. AV1/S-VIDEO IN – Connect the primary source for composite video devices, such as a VCR or
video game. Use the white and red connectors to connect the external audio from the same
source. The yellow color band on the rear of the TV indicates this connection.
6. DTV/TV – Connect to an antenna or digital cable (no Cable Box) for Digital TV.*
* For digital TV stations in your area visit www.antennaweb.org.
7. HDMI 3 - Connect the third source for digital video such as a DVD multimedia player or set top
box through this all digital connector.
8. HDMI 4 - Connect the fourth source for digital video such as a DVD multimedia player or set top
box through this all digital connector.
9. AUDIO IN – (ANALOG L/R) Connect the associated audio from a device outputting DVI Video.
10. S-VIDEO IN – Connect the primary source for S-Video devices, such as a VCR or video game
or Camcorder. Use the white and red connectors to connect the external audio from the same
source.
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11. COMPONENT 1 (YPb/CbPr/Cr with Audio L/R) – Connect the primary source for component
video devices such as a DVD Player or set top box here. From left to right use Green for Y,
Blue for Pb (or Cb), and Red for Pr (or Cr) inputs, white for left audio and red for right audio.
12. AUDIO OUT – (ANALOG L/R) Connect the audio from the LCD HDTV to an external device,
such as a home theatre system, external amplifier or stereo. Speakers can not be connected directly
to here. (OPTICAL) When the DTV input is selected for viewing, the audio associated with the
programming will be available on the SPDIF Optical connector for connection to your home theatre
system.
Right-Side Panel Connection
1. AV2 – Connect the secondary source for composite video
devices, such as a VCR or video game. Use the white and
red connectors to connect the external audio from the
same source, and then use the yellow connector to
connect the external video from the same source. Note:
The red and white audio connectors are shared between
AV2 and COMPONENT2.
2. COMPONENT2 (YPb/CbPr/Cr with Audio L/R) - Connect
the secondary source for component video devices such
as a DVD Player or set top box here. From top to bottom, ,
use red for Pr (or Cr), blue for Pb (or Cb), and green for Y,
Then connect R (red) for right audio and L (white) left audio
inputs. Note: The red and white audio connectors are
shared between AV2 and COMPONENT2.
3. HDMI 5 - Connect the fifth source for digital video such as
a DVD multimedia player or set top box through this all
digital connector.
4. Service – For firmware update only. Do not plug any other
USB device into this port.
Certified HDMI and HDMI-DVI cables are available for purchase
from www.VIZIO.com or by calling 888-VIZIOCE (888-849-4623)
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VIZIO Universal Remote Control
The VIZIO Universal Remote Control is a comprehensive remote that can be used to control up to four
different devices. The remote button functions are explained on the following pages.
Remote LED – Blinks when the remote operates.
SET - This button starts all programming of the Remote Control.
POWER - Press this button to turn the device on from the
Standby mode. Press it again to return to the Standby mode.
DVD - This button selects a programmed DVD player.
AUDIO - This button selects
Receiver/Amp/Home Theatre System.
a
programmed
Audio
CABLE - This button selects a programmed cable TV set-top box
or a satellite TV set-top box.
TV - This button has been pre-programmed to select the codes to
operate the VIZIO HDTV.
1 thru 0 - Use these buttons to select a channel or enter a
password.
INPUT - This button allows the user to cycle through the inputs.
– The DASH button is for the DTV mode. When selecting a
digital channel directly use this button for the separation of main
and sub-channels. For example, channel 28-2 would be selected
by the button sequence 2 8 DASH 2.
*NOTE: This is a programmable remote supporting up to 4 devices
(see TV, VCR, CABLE, DVD buttons at the top of the remote). If the
remote is not working with your VIZIO TV, press the TV button on the
remote to set the functions back to TV.
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MENU
menus.
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Use this button for the On-Screen Display (OSD)
INFO – This button turns the image and system information
display on or off.
Use the Wheel to navigate the On-Screen Display
(OSD) after it has been activated by pressing the MENU
button.
Use the OK button to select your chosen option in the
On-Screen Display (OSD) menus.
GUIDE – This button displays program information banner.
Please see page 40 for details. Note: this button is only
functional for DTV.
EXIT – This button exits the On-Screen Display (OSD) menus.
VOL (+ or -) – These buttons turn the volume up or down.
LAST – This button recalls the previously viewed channel.
MUTE – This button turns the sound on and off.
CH (+ or -) – These buttons change the channels up or down.
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A/PIP – When CABLE is selected and the code to match your Cable
Box has been entered, this button will operate the Cable Box the
same as this button on your Cable Remote. When used with the TV, this
button is used to select PIP (Picture-in-Picture), POP (Picture-on-Picture)
and Off.
B/P.SIZE – When CABLE is selected and the code to match your
Cable Box has been entered, this button will operate the Cable Box
the same as this button on your Cable Remote. When used with the TV, this
button is used to select PIP Size: Small, Medium or Large.
C/P.INPUT – When CABLE is selected and the code to match your
Cable Box has been entered, this button will operate the Cable Box
the same as this button on your Cable Remote. If you have a
Satellite Box and the code to match your Satellite Box has been entered, this
button will operate the Satellite Box the same as this button on your Satellite
Remote. When used the TV, this button is used to select PIP Input. Please
refer to page 61 for PIP Input combinations.
D/P.CH – When CABLE is selected and the code to match your
Satellite Box has been entered, this button will operate the Satellite
Box the same as this button on your Satellite Remote. When used
with the TV, this button is used to select PIP channel when TV is selected as
the PIP source.
TV – Press this button to select TV Tuner input.
AV – Repeated pressing of this button will switch between AV1
and AV2 inputs.
COMPONENT – Repeated pressing of this button will switch
between Component 1 and Component 2 inputs.
HDMI – Repeated pressing of this button will cycle through HDMI
1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3, HDMI 4 and HDMI 5.
WIDE/RECORD – This button cycles through the available screen
formats. The options are Wide, Normal, Zoom, Panoramic. Note: in
RGB/PC and HDMI modes the options are 4:3 and 16:9. This button
also starts recording when using the remote to control your
Cable/Satellite Box or VCR.
SLEEP/PAUSE – This button allows the user to select the sleep options by adjusting the timer in
30-minute increments up to 120 minutes. This button also pauses playback when using the
remote to control your Cable/Satellite Box DVR, VCR or DVD Player.
MTS/PLAY – This button will select the MTS options of Stereo, SAP or Mono in standard TV
mode and alternate audio channels, where available, in DTV mode. This button also starts
Playback when using the remote to control your Cable/Satellite Box DVR, VCR or DVD Player.
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CC/STOP – This button will select the Closed Caption mode. The options are OFF, CC1, CC2,
CC3, CC4, TEXT1, TEXT2, TEXT3 OR TEXT4. This button also Stops playback/recording when
using the remote to control your Cable/Satellite Box DVR, VCR or DVD Player.
FREEZE/REV – Press this button to “Freeze-Frame” the current screen. Press this button again
to display live video. This button also applies reverse play when using the remote to control your
Cable/Satellite Box DVR, VCR or DVD Player.
MODE/LAST – Pressing this button repeatedly toggles the through the picture presets
This button also applies reverse play when using the remote to control your Cable/Satellite Box
DVR, VCR or DVD Player
AUDIO/FF – Press this button to switch the audio from the main screen to the sub-screen
while in PIP or POP mode. This button also applies fast play when using the remote to control
your Cable/Satellite Box DVR, VCR or DVD Player.
SWAP/NEXT – While in PIP/POP mode used to swap the inputs from the main screen and the
sub-screen. This button also skips to the next chapter when using the remote to control your
Cable/Satellite Box DVR, or DVD Player or FF when using the remote to control your VCR.
Insertion of Batteries in the Remote Control
Insert two AA batteries into the remote control. Make sure that you match the (+) and (-) symbols on the
batteries with the (+) and (-) symbols inside the battery compartment. Re-attach the battery cover.
Precautionary Tips for Inserting the Batteries:
Only use the specified AA batteries.
Do not mix new and old batteries. This may result in
cracking or leakage that may pose a fire risk or lead to
personal injury.
Inserting the batteries incorrectly may also result in cracking
or leakage that may pose a fire risk or lead to personal
injury.
Dispose of the batteries in accordance with local laws and
regulations.
Keep the batteries away from children and pets.
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Remote Control Range
Point the remote control at the remote control sensor to transmit the commands.
Do not place any obstacles between the remote control and the receiver window.
The effective range of the remote control is approximately 30 feet (10 meters) from the front of the
receiver window, 30° to the left and right, 20° up and down.
VIZIO Remote Control Precautions
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.
Cleaning the Housing and Remote Control
1.
2.
Use the VIZIO soft cloth (included) for cleaning.
If the housing or remote control is seriously contaminated, use a soft cloth moistened with
diluted neutral cleaner to clean the display. Wring water out of the cloth before cleaning to
prevent water from penetrating into the housing. Wipe the display with a dry cloth after
cleaning.
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Chapter 2 Connecting Equipment
Which Video Connection Should I Use?
Your HDTV has six different ways to connect your video equipment from a basic connection to the most
advanced for digital signals.
Rear
Panel
Color
Codes
Description
White
and
Side of
TV
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) - It is the first and only
industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface.
HDMI provides an interface between any audio/video source, such
as a set-top box, DVD player, or A/V receiver and an audio and/or
video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV), over a single cable.
Black
DTV Coaxial RF. When used for MPEG2 encoded bit streams from
ATSC broadcast programming, this input takes advantage of the
High Definition content.
-------------------------------------TV Coaxial RF. This is the connection for standard NTSC TV using
antenna or cable.
Best
(analog)
Blue
RGB PC (VGA) – This video input has separate red, green and blue
color components. The signal carries horizontal and vertical sync
information on the green signal. This is most commonly used for PC
input.
Better
(analog)
Green
and
Side of
TV
Component 1/2 - The video signal is separated into three signals,
one containing the black-and-white information and the other two
containing the color information. This enhancement over S-Video
takes advantage of the superior picture provided by progressive
scan DVD players and HDTV formats.
Good
(analog)
Red
S-Video (AV1) - The video signal is separated into two signals, one
containing the black-and-white information and the other containing
the color information. Separating the color in this way avoids ‘cross
color’ effects where closely spaced black and white lines are
erroneously displayed in color. It also enables text to be displayed
more sharply.
Good
(analog)
Yellow
and
Side of
TV
AV1/2(Composite) - The complete video signal is carried through this
single pin connector. This is the most commonly used video
connection.
Connection
Quality
(type)
Best
(digital)
Best
(digital)
----------Good
(analog)
Connector
Note: For more information, please refer to the Quick Start Guide
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Connecting Your Cable or Satellite Box
Using HDMI
Cable and Satellite Boxes that have a HDMI digital interface should be connected to the HDMI input of
the LCD HDTV for optimal results.
Note: To maintain the display quality, use a VIZIO certified HDMI cable. Length is available up to 10
Meters. See www.vizio.com or call 1-888-VIZIOCE (1-888-849-4623) for details.
Connecting your Cable or Satellite Box (Best)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the power to the LCD HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
Connect a HDMI cable to the HDMI output of your HDTV Set-Top Box and the other end to
the HDMI Input (white color area) at the rear of the LCD HDTV.
Turn on the power to the LCD HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
Select HDMI using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the LCD HDTV, or directly by
pressing the HDMI button on the Remote Control.
Note:
!
The HDMI input on the LCD TV supports High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
HDCP encrypts the transmission between the video source and the digital display for added
security and protection.
!
If you are already using the HDMI1 input for another component, or you do not want to use the
HDMI1 input for the Set-Top Box, you can connect the Set-Top Box to the HDMI2, HDMI3,
HDMI4 or HDMI5 connection.
!
Refer to your HDTV Set-Top Box user manual for more information about the video output
requirements of the product or consult your cable or satellite operator.
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For Cable or Satellite Boxes with DVI:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the power to the LCD HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
Using a HDMI-DVI cable, connect the DVI end to your HDTV Set-Top Box and the HDMI end
to the HDMI2 Input (white color area) at the rear of the LCD HDTV.
Using an audio cable (white and red connectors), connect the cable to the audio output
connectors associated with the DVI output on your HDTV Set-Top Box and connect the other
end to the audio connectors associated with the HDMI input (white area) at the rear of the
LCD HDTV.
Turn on the power to the LCD HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
Select HDMI2 using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the LCD HDTV, or directly by
pressing the HDMI button on the Remote Control.
Note:
!
The HDMI input on the LCD TV supports High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
HDCP encrypts the transmission between the video source and the digital display for added
security and protection.
!
If you are already using the HDMI2 input for another component, or you do not want to use the
HDMI2 input for the Set-Top Box, you can connect the Set-Top Box to the HDMI1, HDMI3,
HDMI4 or HDMI5 connection. The LCD TV will recognize the DVI connection and obtain audio
information from the audio connectors near HDMI2 input.
!
Refer to your HDTV Set-Top Box user manual for more information about the video output
requirements of the product or consult your cable or satellite operator.
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Using Component Video
Connecting your Cable or Satellite Box (Better)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Turn off the power to the LCD HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
Connect the Y (green color) connector on your HDTV Set-Top Box to the corresponding Y
(green color) connector in the Component 1 group (green color area - row of connectors
nearest to you when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the LCD HDTV.
Connect the PbCb (blue color) connector on your HDTV Set-Top Box to the corresponding
Pb (blue color) connector in the Component 1 group (green color area - row of connectors
nearest to you when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the LCD HDTV.
Connect the PrCr (red color) connector on your HDTV Set-Top Box to the corresponding Pr
Cr (red color) connector in the Component 1 group (green color area - row of connectors
nearest to you when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the LCD HDTV.
Using an audio cable (white and red connectors), connect the cable to the audio output
connectors associated with the Component output on your HDTV Set-Top Box and connect
the other end to the audio connectors associated with the Component 1 input (green color
area) at the rear of the LCD HDTV.
Turn on the power to the LCD HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
Select Component 1 using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the LCD HDTV, or
directly by pressing the COMP button on the Remote Control.
Note:
!
If you are already using the Component 1 input for another component, or you do not want to use
the Component 1 input for the Set-Top Box, you can connect the Set-Top Box to the Component
2 connections on the side of the TV.
!
Refer to your HDTV Set-Top Box user manual for more information about the video output
requirements of the product or consult your cable or satellite operator.
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Connecting Coaxial (RF)
Using Your Antenna or Digital Cable for DTV
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the power to the LCD HDTV.
Connect the coaxial (RF) connector from your antenna or digital cable to the DTV/TV
CABLE/ANTENNA connector at the rear of the LCD HDTV.
Turn on the power to the LCD HDTV.
Select TV using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the LCD HDTV, or directly by
pressing the TV button on the Remote Control.
Note:
!
Not all digital TV broadcasts are High Definition (HD). Refer to the program guides, or consult
your cable, satellite or TV station operator.
!
Digital broadcasts are not available in all areas.
information.
!
Make sure the antenna and coaxial cable are correctly grounded.
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Refer to www.antennaweb.org for detailed
Using Your Antenna or Cable for TV
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the power to the LCD HDTV.
Connect the coaxial (RF) connector from your antenna or cable to the DTV/TV
CABLE/ANTENNA connector at the rear of the LCD HDTV
Turn on the power to the LCD HDTV.
Select TV using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the LCD HDTV, or directly by
pressing the TV button on the Remote Control.
Using the Antenna or Cable through your VCR
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the power to the LCD HDTV and VCR.
Connect the “Output to TV”, “RF Out” or “Antenna Out” connector on the rear of your VCR to
the DTV/TV CABLE/ANTENNA connector at the rear of the LCD HDTV.
Turn on the power to the LCD HDTV and VCR.
Select TV using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the LCD HDTV, or directly by
pressing the TV button on the Remote Control.
Note: If you have an off-air antenna or cable TV, connect it to the “Antenna In” connector on the rear of
your VCR.
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Connecting Your DVD Player
You have several options for connecting your DVD player to your VF550XVT1A – HDMI, Component, SVideo and Composite (AV) inputs. Based on your home theater configuration, you can decide which
option is the right one for you.
Using HDMI
DVD players that have a digital interface such as HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) should be
connected to the HDMI input of the VIZIO VF550XVT1A for optimal results.
Note: To maintain the display quality, use a VIZIO certified HDMI cable. Length is available up to 10
meters. See www.VIZIO.com or call 1-888-VIZIOCE (1-888-849-4623) for details.
Connecting your DVD Player (Best):
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the power to the LCD HDTV and DVD player.
Connect a HDMI cable to the HDMI output of your DVD player and the other end to the HDMI
Input (white color area) at the rear of the LCD HDTV.
Turn on the power to the LCD HDTV and your DVD player.
Select HDMI using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the LCD HDTV, or directly by
pressing the HDMI button on the Remote Control.
Note:
!
If you are already using the HDMI1 input for another component, or you do not want to use the
HDMI 1 input for the DVD player, you can connect the DVD player to the HDMI2, HDMI3, HDMI4
or HDMI5 connection.
!
Refer to your DVD player user manual for more information about the video output requirements
of the product.
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For DVD Players with DVI:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the power to the LCD HDTV and DVD player.
Using a HDMI-DVI cable, connect the DVI end to your DVD player and the HDMI end to the
HDMI2 Input (white color area) at the rear of the LCD HDTV.
Using an audio cable (white and red connectors), connect the cable to the audio output
connectors associated with the DVI output on your DVD player and connect the other end to
the audio connectors associated with the HDMI input (white area) at the rear of the LCD
HDTV.
Turn on the power to the LCD HDTV and your DVD player.
Select HDMI 2 using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the LCD HDTV, or directly by
pressing the HDMI button on the Remote Control.
Note:
!
If you are already using the HDMI2 input for another component, or you do not want to use the
HDMI 2 input for the DVD Player, you can connect the DVD player to the HDMI1, HDMI3 or
HDMI4 connection. The LCD TV will recognize the DVI connection and obtain audio information
from the audio connectors near HDMI2 input.
!
Refer to your DVD player user manual for more information about the video output requirements
of the product.
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Using Component Video
Connecting your DVD Player (Better):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Turn off the power to the LCD HDTV and DVD player.
Connect the Y (green color) connector on your DVD player to the corresponding Y (green
color) connector in the Component 1 group (green color area - row of connectors nearest to
you when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the LCD HDTV.
Connect the PbCb (blue color) connector on your DVD player to the corresponding PbCb
(blue color) connector in the Component 1 group (green color area - row of connectors
nearest to you when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the LCD HDTV.
Connect the PrCr (red color) connector on your DVD player to the corresponding PrCr (red
color) connector in the Component 1 group (green color area - row of connectors nearest to
you when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the LCD HDTV.
Using an audio cable (white and red connectors), connect the cable to the audio output
connectors associated with the Component output on your DVD player and connect the other
end to the audio connectors associated with the Component 1 input (green color area) at the
rear of the LCD HDTV.
Turn on the power to the LCD HDTV and DVD player.
Select Component 1 using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the LCD HDTV, or
directly by pressing the COMP button on the Remote Control.
Note:
!
If you are already using the Component 1 input for another component, or you do not want to use
the Component 1 input for the DVD player, you can connect the DVD player to the Component 2
connections on the side of the TV.
!
Refer to your DVD player user manual for more information about the video output requirements
of the product.
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Using S-Video (AV1)
Connecting your DVD Player (Good):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the power to the LCD HDTV and DVD player.
Connect the S-Video jack on the rear of your DVD player to the S-Video jack in the AV1 at
the rear of the LCD HDTV.
Using an audio cable (white and red connectors), connect the cable to the audio output
connectors associated with the S-Video output on your DVD player and connect the other
end to the audio connectors associated with the AV1 input at the rear of the LCD HDTV.
Turn on the power to the LCD HDTV and DVD player.
Select AV1 using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the LCD HDTV, or directly by
pressing the AV button on the Remote Control.
Note: Refer to your DVD player user manual for more information about the video output requirements of
the product.
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Using Composite (AV) Video
Connecting your DVD Player (Good):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the power to the LCD HDTV and DVD player.
Connect the Video (yellow color) connector on your DVD player to the Video (yellow color)
connector in the AV1 input row (yellow color area) of connectors at the rear of the LCD
HDTV.
Connect the R (red color) and L (white color) audio connectors on your DVD player to the
corresponding R (red color) and L (white color) audio input connectors in the AV input (yellow
color area) row of connectors at the rear of the LCD HDTV.
Turn on the power to the LCD HDTV and DVD Player.
Select AV1 using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the LCD HDTV, or directly by
pressing the AV button on the Remote Control.
Note: Refer to your DVD player user manual for more information about the video output requirements of
the product.
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Connecting Your VCR or Video Camera
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the power to the LCD HDTV and VCR or Video Camera.
Connect the S-Video jack on the rear of your VCR or Video Camera to the S-Video jack in the
AV1 group (red area color) at the back of the LCD HDTV.
Using an audio cable (white and red connectors), connect the cable to the audio output
connectors associated with the S-Video output on your VCR or Video Camera and connect
the other end to the audio connectors associated with the AV1 input (red color area) at the
rear of the LCD HDTV.
Turn on the power to the LCD HDTV and VCR or Video Camera.
Select AV1 using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the LCD HDTV, or directly by
pressing the AV button on the Remote Control.
Note: Refer to your VCR or Video Camera user manual for more information about the video output
requirements of the product.
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Connecting an external Receiver/Amp
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and Receiver/Amp.
Using an audio cable (white and red connectors), connect
the cable to the audio input connectors on the Receiver/Amp
and connect the other end to the ANALOG OUT (white area)
audio connectors at the rear of the LCD HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and Receiver/Amp.
Then press the MENU button on the remote control to bring
up the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu.
Press " button on the remote control to select the Audio
menu.
Press OK on the remote control to enter the Audio submenu. Press the " button to highlight SPEAKERS.
Press $ select Off so that the sound from the TV will now be
routed through your Receiver/Amp system.
Note:
!
Refer to your Receiver/Amp user manual to select the corresponding audio input.
!
The audio output is not amplified and cannot be connected directly to external speakers.
Optical Output of Audio received with HD Programs
If your sound system has a SPDIF (optical) digital audio input you can connect it to the optical
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (white area) at the rear of the TV. This is active when receiving audio with the
programs being viewed no matter what input is being used.
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Connecting a PC (Computer)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the power to the LCD HDTV and PC Computer.
Connect a 15-pin D-Sub RGB (VGA) cable to the RGB output of your pc computer and the
other end to the RGB PC input (blue area) at the rear of the LCD HDTV.
Connect the Audio Out on your pc computer to the RGB PC Audio input (blue area) at the
rear of the LCD HDTV.
Turn on the power to the LCD HDTV and PC Computer.
Select RGB using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the LCD HDTV.
Note:
!
For a better picture quality when connecting a pc computer through RGB PC, set your pc
computer timing mode to VESA 1366x768 at 60Hz. For the best picture quality, please refer to
the pc or graphic card’s user guide to find out if it is capable of an output of 1920x1080 at 60Hz
resolution when using the parameters and values given to you on Section 2.7.2 of this User’s
Manual by way of VESA Reduce Blanking timing.
!
Refer to your pc computer user manual for more information about the video output requirements
of the product.
!
A RGB (VGA) cable and stereo mini jack cable are not included and can be purchased at an
electronics store.
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Preset PC Resolutions
If connecting to a PC through the RGB PC input, set the TV timing mode to VESA 1920x1080 at
60Hz for better picture quality (refer to the graphic card’s user guide for questions on how to set this
timing mode). Please see the table below for the factory preset resolutions. Also see chart in Section
2.7.2, for the best resolution that can be obtained through RGB PC input when video card supports
1920x1080 resolution.
Mode
No.
Resolution
Refresh
(Hz)
H.Freq (kHz)
V.Freq (Hz)
H.Sync
V.Sync
Pixel Freq (MHz)
1
640x480
60
31.46
59.94
N
N
25.17
2
640x480
75
37.50
75.00
N
N
31.50
3
*720x400
70
31.46
70.08
N
P
28.32
4
800x600
60
37.87
60.31
P
P
40.00
5
800x600
72
48.07
72.18
P
P
50.00
6
800X600
75
46.87
75
P
P
49.50
7
1024x768
60
48.36
60
N
N
65.00
8
1024x768
70
56.47
70.06
N
N
75.00
9
1024x768
75
60.02
75.03
P
P
78.75
10
**1920x1080
60
66.65
60.00
P
P
136.50
NOTES: N = Negative, P = Positive, * = In DOS Mode only, ** = Primary Mode.
Resolution (1920x1080) through RGB (15-Pin VGA) Input
If your PC supports VESA Reduce Blanking timing via the VGA card drive program (usually offered
by the VGA Card Manufacturer), your TV set is equipped to have the 1920X1080 resolution display
through this connection using the following timing 136.5MHz. The following parameters are often the
values required by the software or programs to set up the display:
Parameters
Address
Horizontal
Values (Pixels)
Vertical Values
(Lines)
1920
1080
Front Porch
32
1
Sync Width
32
3
Back Porch
64
27
2048
1111
Total
Frequency
Sync Polarity
66.7 kHz
P
Pixel Rate (MHz)
136.5
Refresh Rate (Hz)
60
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60 Hz
P
Chapter 3 Setting Up to Watch Television
Basic LCD HDTV Start Up
1. Connecting the Power Cable
Connect the power cord to the power cord
connector on the back of the HDTV, and
then plug the power cord into an AC wall
socket.
2. Connect Audio and Video Cables to the
HDTV
(see pages 18 – 29 for detailed steps)
3. Turning Power On
Once the components are connected,
press the Power ON button on the side of
the HDTV, or press the Power button on
the remote control.
4. Initial Setup
After powering on the TV, the Initial Setup
screen will come up. Please press the OK
button on the remote control.
The Language choice screen will be
displayed. The default English option is
highlighted. If you wish to change the OSD
language to Español or Français, Press the
" button on the remote control to select
the desired language.
Press the OK button on the remote to go to
the next screen. The Mode Setting screen
will be displayed. Press the OK button to
accept the Home Mode or press the "
button to select the Retail Mode.
Note: Retail Mode uses the “Vivid” picture
setting.
This enhances the TV picture while on
display under high ambient lighting. The
Home Mode uses the “Custom” picture
setting, which is the more appropriate
choice for the average home environment.
Note: References to the OK button on the remote in the instructions refer to the button
at the center of the Navigation wheel.
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If Retail Mode is selected, a second Mode Setting
screen will be displayed, advising you of energy
saving potential.
Press the OK button on the remote control to
switch to Home Mode, or press the " button on
the remote control to continue to use the Retail
Mode, and then press the OK button to continue.
Note: You can change the Picture Mode later as
desired using the Picture Menu.
At this point, if a Set-Top Box from your Cable or Satellite Service Company or equipment other than a
direct connection of an Antenna or Cable to the DTV input is used, please press the EXIT key on the
remote control and skip to Step 5. Otherwise, continue to the next step.
The Tuner screen will be displayed. The
default choice is Antenna. If you are using
Cable (No Box, cable connected directly to
the DTV input – see P22), press the " button
on the remote control to highlight CABLE.
Press the OK button on the remote to go to
the next screen.
a. The Channel Scan screen will be
displayed; default choice is Scan.
Press the OK button on the
remote control to commence the
search for available channels to
be stored into memory.
If you do not want to scan for
channels at this time, press the
" button on the remote to
highlight Skip Scan and then
press the OK button.
Note: If you select Skip Scan, you can scan channels at a later time by selecting TV input, then go to the
Menu and select the Auto Search option in the TV menu.
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b. When Scan is selected, the
screen will now change to show
the progress of the search for
Analog (NTSC) and Digital
(ATSC) channels.
Note: DTV digital broadcast is not available in all areas. Refer to www.antennaweb.org to get information
about availability in your area, type of antenna and in which direction to point your antenna. The channel
availability through cable depends upon which channels your cable operator supplies in Clear QAM.
Consult your cable operator for more information.
c.
When finished, the Complete
screen will be displayed to inform
you that the HDTV has completed
the Initial Setup.
Press the OK button on the
remote control to exit and begin
watching TV programming
5. Select Input Source
Select the Input Source for the HDTV by
performing one of the following actions:
a. Press the INPUT button on the side of the TV
repeatedly to step through the Input list on the
screen, stopping at the desired input.
b. Press the INPUT button on remote repeatedly
to step through the Input list on the screen,
stopping at the desired input
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Pressing this button will cycle you through the following options:
TV
AV1/S-VIDEO, AV2, Component 1, Component 2, RGB,
HDMI1,HDMI2, HDMI3, HDMI4 and HDMI5.
Press the INPUT button on remote, then press the " or ! buttons to step through the Input
list on the screen, stopping at the desired input, then press the OK button to select the
choice.
d. Press one of the four direct input buttons to cycle through the following options:
c.
TV
AV1/S-VIDEO, AV2,
Component 1, Component 2
HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3, HDMI4, HDMI5.
Please refer to the following procedures to display programs from a signal source (External Set Top
Box, VCR, Cable Box or Satellite Receiver), using different inputs of the HDTV.
a. Select the correct input connection. RF (DTV/TV) connector, Composite (Yellow, Red and White)
connectors, Component (Red, Green, Blue plus Red and White) connectors, HDMI connectors or
Separate-Video (S-Video) plus Red and White connectors (if applicable). Make the physical
connection or hook up. Please refer to pages 19-29 for assistance.
If you have HD Cable or Satellite service, you must use the HDMI (best) or Component (better)
connection in order to display HD. Please refer to pages 19-21 for details.
Note: Composite (AV) and S-Video Cables can only be used for SD (480i) content.
b. Turn on your Cable Box, VCR, External Set Top Box or Satellite Receiver and you will see a picture
on your TV. If there is no picture, please verify the correct input has been selected on the TV.
c. If the selected input is RF (DTV input), please verify the TV is tuned to either channel 3 or 4,
matching the channel which has been selected on the back of the VCR, Cable Box or Satellite
Receiver; please refer to the device User Manual for details. This type of configuration is most
common with older SD (480i) receivers.
Note: When connected via any type of input OTHER than RF, the TV will display the station or program
selected by the Cable Box, VCR, External Set Top Box or Satellite Receiver. Channels cannot be
selected with CH+/CH- buttons or direct channel input from the TV remote. This is controlled by the
equipment sending the signal, unless the remote has been programmed to control that device (see page
81). If the service being used is the one which setup includes a box with two different outputs for
two different (distant) rooms, then scanning channels would help you to find the signal. Be aware
that the channel to be selected varies from provider to provider; meaning that, you may have to
call your provider company so they could provide you the specific channel when using high
definition made TV sets. Some examples of these channels are: 105, 106, 115 and 116.
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6. Fine Tuning your TV set for Home Use.
After completing Procedure 4 or
Procedure 5, please follow the steps
below to optimize your TV display:
a. Press the MENU key to bring up the OSD
display. The Picture option will be
highlighted. Press the OK button to select.
b. press the " or ! button to highlight
Advanced Video and press the OK
button to select
c. press the " or ! button to highlight
Color Temperature. Use the $
button to change setting to Normal.
d. Press the MENU key 3 times to return to
the Picture menu.
e. Press either # or $ button to change the
Picture Mode option to Standard.
f. Press the EXIT key to exit the OSD.
Note: If Procedure 4 had been performed, please verify the correct program
times are shown when pressing the Guide key:
a. Press the Menu key, this will bring up the picture mode menu.
b. Press the " button to scroll to the TV option. Press the OK button to
select.
c. press the " or ! button to highlight Time Zone.
d. Press either # or $button to choose the proper Time Zone in your
area.
e. Press the " button to scroll down to the Daylight Saving option.
Press either # or $button to choose On or Off.
f. Press the EXIT key once to return to your program when completed.
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Watching a TV Program
Before you start watching TV, please verify that all cables or antenna connections are secure, and the
power cord is plugged into a correctly grounded electrical outlet or surge protector.
1.
2.
Press the power button on the remote or on the side of the HDTV. The VIZIO logo on the
front will change from orange to white.
There are 3 options for selecting your programming (refer to page 35 for more information):
a. If you are using an antenna or cable connected through the DTV/TV CABLE/ANTENNA
input, you can select TV directly by pressing the TV button on the remote, or by pressing
the INPUT button on the remote or on the side of the HDTV.
b. If you are watching broadcasts through a cable or satellite set-top box connected by an
HDMI cable, select HDMI directly by pressing the HDMI button on the remote, or by
pressing the INPUT button on the remote or on the side of the HDTV.
c. If you are watching broadcasts through a cable or satellite set-top box connected by a
Component (YPbPr) cable, select Component directly by pressing the Component button
on the remote, or by pressing the INPUT button on the remote or on the side of the
HDTV.
Note: You should be able to see a picture. If you do not, make sure that all of the HDTV connections are
secure and you have selected the correct video input source.
3.
When using option 2a, press the Channel buttons on the remote or the CH+ / CH- buttons on
the side of the HDTV to change the channel. Note: The Channel buttons, on the side of the
HDTV and on the remote, control will not work if you are watching a program using HDMI,
Component and AV inputs.
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Adjusting Basic HDTV Settings
Volume
To adjust the volume, press and hold the VOL+
or VOL- button on the side of the LCD HDTV or
remote control until the desired level is reached.
TV Channels
To step up or down through the available TV
channels, press the CH+ or CH- button on the
side of the HDTV or remote control once for the
next or previous channel, or hold it depressed
until the desired channel is reached.
Note: Channel up and down will only operate in
DTV and TV modes. Pressing CH+ or CH- while
in any other input will go to the TV mode, at the
last channel number viewed in that mode.
Wide (Picture Aspect)
Using this feature, you can watch video content in
different size modes on the HDTV. Note: The
available modes differ based on the input mode
in use.
Repeatedly pressing the WIDE button on the
remote will cycle through the available modes. To
set the mode using the OSD:
a. Press the MENU button on the remote control to bring up the OSD screen.
b. Press the " button and scroll down to Setup.
c. Press the OK button to select this option.
d. Press the " button and scroll down to Wide.
e. Press either the # or $ button to select among the modes.
For more information see Viewing Modes, on page 79.
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Program Information
When using the DTV input, the On Screen Display will function as follows:
When a channel is selected, an information header is shown over the picture for a few seconds.
When you press the INFO or GUIDE button on the remote, the information header and a short summary
of the program content, when available from the broadcaster, is displayed.
This information consists of the channel number and name, the format in which the program is broadcast
(480i SD, 480P SD, 720P HD, 1080i HD), audio channel 1/2 or 2/2 (omitted if alternate channel is not
broadcast), language, program title, program start and end time, program rating and if CC is available.
Press the INFO or GUIDE button one more time and this display will disappear.
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Chapter 4 Advanced Adjustment
Using the On Screen Display (OSD)
The On Screen Display (OSD) allows you to navigate to and adjust all settings.
The TV will save changes made to the settings, even after the TV is turned off.
The OSD consists of several menu options: Picture Adjust, Audio Adjust, TV Tuner Setup and Global
Setup. The main menu options vary depending on the selected input source.
Note: Some of the main menu options may have additional submenus, such as the TV Rating submenu
for Parental Controls.
Press the MENU button on the remote control or the side of the TV and the Picture menu will be shown
on the screen.
Press the " or ! button on the remote control or the CH + or CH – button
on the side of the HDTV to select one of the menu options:
Once the menu option is displayed, press the # or $ button on the remote
control or the VOL + or VOL – button on the side of the TV to change the
global settings of the Picture or Audio modes, or to enter the sub-menus of
the TV or Setup modes.
Picture (Picture Adjust)
Audio Mode (Audio Adjust)
TV (TV Tuner Setup)
Setup (Global Settings)
Once the menu option is displayed, press the # or $ button on the remote control or the VOL + or VOL
– button on the side of the TV to change the global settings of the Picture or Audio modes, or to enter the
sub-menus of the TV or Setup modes
Press OK to enter the submenu for the selected mode for detailed adjustments and settings.
Press the MENU key once to return to the previous screen if in a submenu or press the EXIT key to return
to your program after the desired adjustment has been completed.
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Picture Adjustment
Picture Mode
When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen Display (OSD) appears.
PICTURE adjustment is the default.
Use the # or $ buttons to choose from Custom, Standard, Movie, Game,
Vivid, Football, Golf, Basketball and Baseball. These global settings use
different values for Backlight, Brightness, Sharpness, Color Enhancement,
and Adaptive Luma to represent presets most appropriate to viewing those
type of programs.
Press the OK button to enter the Picture Mode submenu.
Picture adjustments are available within the submenu as described below,
allowing you to set them to your personal preferences.
Backlight
Press the " button to highlight the Backlight selection.
Use the # or $ button to adjust the level.
The Backlight level does not affect the Brightness (black level) or Contrast
(white level) of the picture, it adjusts the lamp current and this affects the
overall brilliance of the picture.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD
completely.
.
Note: If the OSD shows “Not Available” when attempting to adjust Backlight
level, please scroll to Advanced Video, then select DCR option then press
the $ button to select Off. Backlight Adjustment will now be available.
(Please refer to Page 45 for details).
Brightness
Press the " button to highlight the Brightness selection.
Use the # or $ button to adjust the level.
The Brightness adjusts the black level 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.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD
completely.
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Contrast
Press the " button to highlight the Contrast selection.
Use the # or $ button to adjust the level.
The Contrast adjusts the white level 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.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD
completely.
Color
Press the " button to highlight the Color selection.
Use the # or $ button to adjust the level.
The Color adjusts the amount of color in the picture.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD
completely.
Tint
Press the " button to highlight the Tint selection.
Use the # or $ button to adjust the hue.
The Tint adjusts 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 as the case of this is often too much color.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD
completely.
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Sharpness
Press the " button to highlight the Sharpness selection.
Use the # or $button to adjust the level.
The Sharpness adjustment adjusts 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 SD (Standard Definition) sources, as it
provides only contour peaking, and should be at a low setting with HD
sources
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD
completely.
Advanced Video Features
Press the " button to highlight the option for Advanced Video. Press the $button or the OK button to
select. The submenu will be displayed showing the advanced functions available for fine tuning of the
picture.
Noise Reduction
Press the " button to highlight Noise Reduction Use this feature to diminish
picture artifacts caused by the digitizing of image motion content that may be
present in the picture.
Press the # or $ button to choose from the Off, Low, Medium or Strong
setting.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD
completely.
Color Enhancement
Press the " button to highlight Color Enhancement. Use this feature to
change the picture reproduction performance by reducing oversaturation of
certain colors and improving fleshtones.
Press the # or $ button to choose from Off, Normal, Rich Color,
Green/Flesh and Green/Blue.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
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Advanced Adaptive Luma
Press the " button to highlight Advanced 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.
Press the # or $ button to choose from the Off, Low, Medium, Strong or
Extend setting.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD
completely.
Backlight Control
Press the " button to highlight Backlight Control. Mega DCR (Dynamic Contrast Ratio) Improves the
black level performance and increases Contrast Ratio. OPC (Optimum Power Control) Reduces power
consumption while maintaining the same picture brightness.
Press the # or $ button to set to Off, Mega DCR or OPC.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
Color Temperature
Press the " button to highlight the Color Temperature option.
Color Temperature is the “warmness” or “coolness” of the white areas of the
picture.
Press the # or $ button if you want to select from the preset options
described below.
Normal: The setting for Television Broadcasting.
Custom: Allows the user to establish a preset calibrated for a white point to
suit individual preference.
Cool: Biases the white point towards a display bluer than Computer setting.
Computer: Sets the white point at a value of 9300K, which is the established
setting for a PC display.
Each preset may also be adjusted for a customized setting.
Press the " button to highlight a primary color: Red, Green or Blue.
Press the # or $button to adjust the color.
Repeat the procedure to adjust the other colors if desired.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
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Smooth MotionTM Effect
The Smooth Motiontm Effect option activates Motion
Estimation/Motion Compensation (ME/MC), which
suppresses motion judder. Judder is often observed as
a “stuttering” of the image when the camera pans
across a scene, or there is horizontal motion in the
scene.
Film is typically shot at 24 frames per second. Any
time that film is displayed at a frame rate that is not an
even multiple of 24, judder will result. For presentation
on a TV, film goes through a process and comes out at
frame-rates of 30 or 60, which are those used in TV.
Press the
option.
"
button to highlight the Smooth Motion
Use the $button to select level of compensation from
Low, Middle, High or Off.
Real Cinema Mode
The Real Cinema Mode option allows selection of the type of compensation
used for the Smooth Motiontm Effect option.
Press the " button to highlight the Real Cinema Mode option.
Use the # or $button to select from Precision, Smooth and Off.
Precision Option
This option provides a sharper image of the scene while suppressing the halo
effect sometimes observed with ME/MC processing.
Smooth Option
This option eliminates the effect of juddering during a fast action scenes and
sports programs.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD
completely.
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Smooth Motion Demo
This option splits the screen in half, displaying the picture without Smooth
Motion processing on the left half of the screen, and with Smooth Motion
processing on the right half of the screen. This allows you to determine the
best results for you settings. Press the MENU key to exit the demo.
Reset Picture Mode
Press the " button to highlight the Reset Picture Mode option
Press the $ or OK button..
A confirmation OSD will be displayed.
Press either # to accept or $ to cancel.
Press OK to confirm your choice.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
Note: Only settings under the Picture adjustments will be reset.
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Audio Adjustment
Audio Mode
Press the MENU button to display the On Screen Display (OSD.
Press the " button to highlight the Audio Mode option.
Use the # or $ button to choose from Flat, Rock, Pop, Classic or Jazz preset
options.
Equalizer adjustments are available to fine-tune a preset to your personal
preference.
Equalizer
With the Audio Mode OSD highlighted, press the OK button to enter the
Equalizer option.
Press the # or $ button to select Flat if it is not already selected.
The Equalizer OSD will be displayed with levels for different frequencies.
Press the # or $ button to select the frequency to be adjusted.
The options are 120 Hz, 500Hz, 1.5 kHz, 5kHz and 10kHz.
Press the " or ! button to adjust the selected frequency to your preference.
Values above 0 will boost the frequency and values below 0 will attenuate the
frequency
Once the adjustments are completed, press the MENU button to return to the
previous menu or the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
Note: The equalizer option is not available in the SRS TSHD surround mode.
or if the preset is not set to Flat.
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Balance
This option allows for compensation of one channel (Left or Right Audio) being
higher or lower than the other in order to bring stereo effect back into balance.
Press the " button to highlight the Balance selection.
Use the # or $ button to adjust the left/right speaker balance.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the EXIT button to exit the OSD
completely.
SRS TSHD (SRS TruSurround HD™)
This option sets the SRS True Surround HD surround sound process.
Press the " button to highlight the SRS TSHD option.
Press the # or $ button to turn SRS TSHD On or Off.
SRS TruVolumeTM
When the programming switches to a commercial or when changing from
channel to channel, volume fluctuations occur. This SRS TruVolumeTM
provides the listener with a comfortable and consistent volume level.
This option sets the SRS TruVolumeTM option.
Press the " button to highlight the SRS TruVolume option.
Press the # or $ button to turn SRS TruVolume On or Off.
Digital Audio Out
This option allows selection of the type of processing for the SPDIF (Optical
connector) when used with a Receiver/Amplifier/Home Theatre system.
Press the " button to highlight the Digital Audio Out selection.
Press the # or $ button to select from the options Off, Dolby Digital and PCM.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
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Speakers
Press the " button to highlight the Speakers option.
Press either # or $ button to turn the internal speakers On or Off.
This is desirable when listening to the audio through a
Receiver/Amplifier/Home Theatre system.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the EXIT button to exit the OSD
completely.
Analog Audio Out
This option sets the Volume Control properties when using the RCA (White
and Red) connectors as audio line out to connect a Receiver/Amplifier/Home
Theatre system.
Press the " button to highlight the Analog Audio Out selection.
Press either # or $ button to set the audio out to Fixed or Variable. When set to variable, volume from
the external speakers will change according to the volume setting on the TV. When set to fixed, the
volume can only be changed by the settings on the external Receiver/Amplifier/Home Theatre system.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
Lip Sync
Due to the nature of Digital Signal Processing, the broadcast video may
sometimes be out of synchronization with the audio. The Lip Sync option will
compensate for the variables of signal transmission by adjusting the audio of
the program being viewed so that it matches the movement of the lips of
someone talking on the screen. This feature can be applied to all inputs. To
use this feature, follow the steps below.
Press the MENU key to bring up the OSD.
Press the " button to highlight Lip Sync.
Press either # or $ button to match the sound to the lip movements.
Press the MENU key to return to the previous menu or the EXIT key to exit
the OSD completely.
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Reset Audio Mode
Press the " button to highlight the Reset Picture Mode option
Press the $ or OK button..
A confirmation OSD will be displayed.
Press either # to accept or $ to cancel.
Press OK to confirm your choice.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
Note: Only settings under the Audio adjustments will be reset.
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DTV / TV Tuner Setup
If Initial Setup was cancelled when you first used your HDTV, or setup has
changed (such as switching from Antenna to Cable), channels can be
scanned using the TV TUNER SETUP menu.
Setup Wizard
With TV selected as the input:
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Setup option.
Press OK to enter the DTV/TV Setup sub-menu.
Press the " button to highlight the System Reset option.
Press OK to enter the System Reset sub-menu. The Setup Wizard option is
highlighted. Press the $ button to activate.
Press either # to accept or $ to cancel.
Press OK to confirm your choice
The Initial Setup screen will come up.
Press the OK button on the remote control.
The Language choice screen will be
displayed. The default English option is
highlighted. If you wish to change the
OSD language to Español or Français,
Press the " button on the remote control
to select the desired language.
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Press the OK button on the remote to go to the
next screen. The Mode Setting screen will be
displayed. the OK button to accept the Home
Mode or press the " button to select the Retail
Mode.
Note: Retail Mode uses the “Vivid” picture setting
This enhances the TV picture while on display
under high ambient lighting. The Home Mode uses
the “Custom” picture setting, which is the more
appropriate choice for the average home
environment.
If Retail Mode is selected, a second Mode Setting
screen will be displayed, advising you of energy
saving potential.
Press the OK button on the remote control to
switch to Home Mode, or press the " button on
the remote control to continue to use the Retail
Mode, then press the OK button to continue..
Note: You can change the Picture Mode later as
desired using the Picture Menu.
At this point, if a Set-Top Box from your Cable or Satellite Service Company or equipment other than a
direct connection of an Antenna or Cable to the DTV input is used, please press the EXIT key on the
remote control and skip to Step 5. Otherwise, continue to the next step.
The Tuner screen will be displayed. The default
choice is Antenna. If you are using Cable (No
Box, cable connected directly to the DTV input –
see P22), press the " button on the remote
control to highlight CABLE.
Press the OK button on the remote to go to the
next screen.
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The Channel Scan screen will be displayed;
default choice is Scan. Press the OK button
on the remote control to commence the
search for available channels to be stored
into memory.
If you do not want to scan for channels at
this time, press the " button on the remote
to highlight Skip Scan and then press the OK
button.
Note: If you select Skip Scan, you can scan channels at a later time by selecting TV input, then go to the
Menu and select the Auto Search option in the TV menu.
When Scan is selected, the screen will now
change to show the progress of the search
for Analog (NTSC) and Digital (ATSC)
channels.
Note: DTV digital broadcast is not available in all areas. Refer to www.antennaweb.org to get information
about availability in your area, type of antenna and in which direction to point your antenna. The channel
availability through cable depends upon which channels your cable operator supplies in Clear QAM.
Consult your cable operator for more information.
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Tuner Mode
With TV selected as the input:
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Tuner Mode option.
Press the #or $ button to choose Cable or Air (Antenna) depending upon
which type you have connected to the DTV / TV Input.
Note: Digital Cable requires a box, which should be connected to either
HDMI or Component input for highest quality. Please refer to pages 19-21
for more information.
Auto Search
Press the " button to highlight the Auto Search selection.
Press the $ button to Auto Search for the available TV channels.
The TV will automatically search for analog and digital channels.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the EXIT button to exit the
OSD completely.
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Partial Channel Search
If channels are missing after the auto search process, a partial channel
search can be performed within a specified channel range.
Press the " button to highlight the Partial Channel Search option.
Press the $ button to enter the submenu.
Press the $ button to select scan mode to look for Analog, Digital, or both
Analog/Digital channels.
Press the " button to highlight the “From Channel” option. Press the
#or $ buttons to select the lower channel number of the search range.
Press the " button to highlight the “To Channel” option. Press the #or $
buttons to select the upper channel number of the search range.
Press OK to channel search.
Press the MENU key to return to the previous menu or the EXIT key to exit
the OSD completely.
Skip Channel
After the TV has stored all of the available channels in memory, channels
may be removed so that when selecting channels using CH+ or CH- those
channels will be skipped over. Select the channel you wish to remove by
pressing the MENU button to bring up the OSD.
Press the " button to highlight SKIP CHANNEL.
Press the $ button to enter the skip channel sub-menu. Press the " or !
button to highlight a channel.
Pres the OK button to place a checkmark (skip) or to remove the checkmark
(not skip). Repeat the above step for additional channel s
A skipped channel may still be selected using the number buttons on the
remote control.
Press the $%button to skip ahead one page.%
Press the #%button to skip back one page.
Press the MENU key to return to the previous menu or the EXIT key to exit
the OSD completely
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MTS (Multchannel Television Sound)
This option allows the selection of a Second Audio Program, which may
contain commentary or a different language, such as Spanish.
Press the " button to highlight the MTS option.
Press either # or $ button to select from the options.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the EXIT button to exit the OSD
completely.
Time Zone
This option sets the Time Zone for your region so the correct program times
are shown when using the GUIDE function.
Press the " button to highlight the Time Zone selection.
Press the # or $ button to select the time zone where the TV is located.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the EXIT button to exit the OSD
completely.
Daylight Saving
This option sets Daylight Saving so that in conjunction with the Time Zone
for your region, the correct program times are shown when using the
GUIDE function.
Press the " button to highlight the Daylight Saving option.
Press the $ button to select On or Off.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the
OSD completely.
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DTV / TV Input Setup
Language
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Setup option.
Press the OK or $ button to enter the Setup sub-menu.
Press the " button to highlight the Language option.
The default is English Press the # or $ button to select
Español or Français.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the MENU button to return to the
previous menu or the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
PIP (Picture-in-Picture)
This option sets the parameters for a second (sub) screen, allowing two
sources to be viewed simultaneously.
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Setup option.
Press the OK button to enter the Setup sub-menu.
Note: When Rating Enable is set to On, PIP functions will be disabled. This
is because PIP sources can contain blocked material, and cannot be
enabled with the password. If PIP functions are desired, please set Rating
Enable to Off. Please refer to page 68 for details.
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PIP Mode
Press the " button to highlight the PIP mode option.
Press the # or $ button to select Off, PIP or POP (Picture-outside
picture). In the PIP mode a smaller sub screen will be displayed within the
main screen. For the POP mode the main screen and sub screen will be of
equal size and be positioned side by side.
-ORPress the A/PIP button on the remote to select PIP (Picture-inPicture), POP (Picture-on-Picture) and Off.
PIP Source
When PIP or POP is selected, Press the
Source option.
"%button to highlight the PIP
Press the # or $ button to choose the input source for the
sub screen.
The input sources available will vary according to which input
is used for the main screen. Refer to the table below to match
the inputs to your connected devices.
-ORPress the C/P.INPUT on the remote repeatedly to
cycle though available PIP Inputs.
See below for detailed information regarding the PIP sources.
SUB
Component
1
Component
2
HDMI1
HDMI2
HDMI3
HDMI4
HDMI5
RGB
DTV
!
!
!
!
!
!
!
TV
!
!
!
!
!
!
!
AV1
!
!
!
!
!
!
!
AV2
!
!
!
!
!
!
!
MAIN
DTV
TV
AV1
AV2
Component 1
!
!
!
!
!
!
!
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Component 2
!
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HDMI 1
!
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HDMI 2
!
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HDMI 3
!
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HDMI 4
!
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HDMI 5
!
!
!
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RGB
!
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!
“!” – Indicates which inputs are available for PIP and POP modes.
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PIP Position
When PIP is selected, Press the
option.
"
button to highlight the PIP Position
Press the # or $ button to choose the position of the PIP screen within the
main screen.
PIP Size
When PIP is selected, Press the " button to highlight the PIP Size option.
Press the # or $ button to choose Small, Medium or Large.
-ORPress the B/P.SIZE button on the remote to select PIP Size: Small,
Medium or Large.
PIP Audio Source
When PIP or POP is selected, Press the
Audio Source option.
"
button to highlight the PIP
Press the # or $ button to choose the audio source associated with the main screen or the sub screen.
-ORPress the AUDIO/FF button to switch the audio from the main screen to the sub-screen
Once the adjustments are completed, press the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely
PIP Swap
When PIP or POP is selected, the main picture program can be exchanged (swapped) with the
program in the PIP sub-picture. To swap the main picture program with the PIP sub-picture
program, press SWAP/NEXT on the remote control. Press SWAP again to return the program to
the main picture.
PIP Channel
The PIP channel is independent of the main TV channel. To change the PIP channel, press the
P.CH button on the remote control. Alternatively, you can change the PIP channel by pressing
the CH+ or CH- button.
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Sleep Timer
This option sets the elapsed time before the TV will power off
automatically.
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Setup option.
Press the OK button to enter the Setup sub-menu.
Press the " button to highlight the Sleep Timer option.
Press the $ button to set the timer to turn-off the TV in
30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes, or set to Off at any time to cancel the sleep
timer.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the EXIT button to exit the
OSD completely.
WIDE
The Wide option determines how the display fills the screen.
Please refer to Understanding Viewing Modes on page 80.
When in HDMI mode, the options are Wide, Zoom and Stretch.
When in PC (RGB) mode, the options are Normal and Wide.
When in AV or Component mode, the options are Normal, Wide, Zoom and Panoramic.
When in TV (SD) mode, the options are Normal, Wide, Zoom and Panoramic.
When in DTV Digital) mode, the options are Wide, Zoom and Stretch.
Press the " button to highlight the WIDE option.
Press either # or $ button to select from the options available under the current input as
described previously.
-ORPress the WIDE/RECORD button on the remote to cycle through the available options.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
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Input Naming
This feature allows you to apply custom labels the inputs matching the
connected devices, which will make it easier for you to recognize.
Examples are VCR, DVD, PS3, etc. You may use up to 8 characters in
any combination of letters or numbers.
Press " button to highlight the Input Naming option.
Press $ button to enter the sub-menu listing the different inputs.
a. Press the " button to highlight
the input you wish to rename.
b. Press the Press OK to select.
c. Press # or $ to go to the first
space (_) within the brackets.
d. Press either the ! or " button
to select either the letter or
number.
e. Press the $ button to go to the
next space (_) and press either
the ! or " button to select the
next letter or number.
f. Repeat step e until the name for
the selected input is complete.
g. Press OK to accept the changes,
or press the EXIT key to cancel
the changes.
h. Press the MENU key when
finished to go to the previous submenu.
Repeat steps a through h to rename additional inputs.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the EXIT button to exit the
OSD completely.
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CC (Closed Caption)
These options set the Closed Captioning styles, which determine how the
captioning will appear on screen.
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Setup option.
Press the $ button to enter the Setup sub-menu.
CC
This option sets the Closed Caption style when watching standard analog
(NTSC) TV.
Press the "%button to highlight the CC option.
Press the $button to select CC1, CC2, CC3 or CC4.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the MENU button to return to the
previous menu or the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
You can also press the CC/STOP button on the remote repeatedly to cycle through the Closed
Caption mode. The options are OFF, CC1, CC2, CC3, or CC4.
Note: Press the INFO button on the remote to display the channel information.
When the channel is a single number, e.g. 2, 7, 28 it is a Standard Analog channel.
Closed Caption for regular TV is usually CC1 or CC2.
When the channel has a dash “-“ and a second number, e.g. 2-1, 7-1, 28-1 it is a Digital channel.
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Digital Closed Caption Style
This option sets the Closed Caption style when watching DTV.
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Setup option.
Press the $ button to enter the Setup sub-menu.
Press the "%button to highlight the CC option and Press the
select the option.
$
button to
Press the "%button to highlight the Caption Style option
Press either # or $ button to toggle between the two options As Broadcaster
or Custom.
When As Broadcaster is selected, the style will be applied as it is received from
the broadcaster with the program, and cannot be altered by the viewer.
When Custom is selected, you may customize the way Closed Captioning will
be displayed.
Font Size (size of lettering)
Press the "%button to highlight the Font Size option.
Press the $ button to select from the available sizes.
Font Color (letter color)
Press the "%button to highlight the Font Color option.
Press the $ button to select from the available colors.
Font Opacity (letter transparency) with more transparency, picture shows through the letters; with less
transparency, lettering blocks the picture.
Press the "%button to highlight the Font Opacity option.
Press the $ button to set the font opacity.
Background Color (color of the background area where Closed Caption is displayed)
Press the "%button to highlight the Background Color option.
Press the $ button to select from the available colors.
Background Opacity - With less opacity, the picture shows through the background; with more opacity,
the background blocks the picture.
Press the "%button to highlight the Background Opacity option.
Press the # or $ button to set the background opacity.
Window Color (selects the color for the area where characters will be displayed)
Press the "%button to highlight the Window Color option.
Press the $ button to select from the available colors.
Window Opacity with less opacity, the picture shows through the window background; with more opacity,
the window background blocks the picture
Press the "%button to highlight the Window Opacity option.
Press the # or $ button to set the window opacity.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
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H/V Position
Occasional anomalies in the broadcast signal will appear in the picture,
such as solid or dashed lines at the top or a thin stripe at the side. This is
not caused by the TV. This option allows for adjustment of the image so
the anomaly can be hidden.
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Setup option.
Press the OK button to enter the Setup sub-menu.
H - Position
Press the " button to highlight the H-Position option
Use the # or $ button to adjust the horizontal position.
V - Position
Press the " button to highlight the V-Position option.
Use the # or $ button to adjust the vertical position.
H - SIZE
Press the " button to highlight the H-Size option.
Use the # or $ button to adjust the horizontal size.
V - SIZE
Press the " button to highlight the V-Size option.
Use the # or $ button to adjust the vertical size.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the MENU button to return to
the previous menu or the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
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DTV / TV Input Parental Control
This option allows restriction and access of specific channels, movies and
program material based on ratings, and can then be made available only
after an authorized password has been entered.
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Setup option.
Press the OK button to enter the Setup sub-menu.
Press the " button to highlight Parental. Press the
Parental control sub-menu
$ button to enter the
Once the adjustments are completed, press the MENU button to return to
the previous menu or the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
A Password must be entered to access Parental settings. The default password set at the factory is 0 0 0
0. If you intend to use the Parental Control feature, it is recommended that you customize the password.
Key in “0000” on the remote.
Press the " button to highlight Access Code Edit. Press the $ button to enter the Edit sub-menu.
In the New dialog box, key in a four (4) digit number on the remote keypad.
Press the " button to move to the Confirm dialog box.
Key in the same number you entered in the New dialog box.
Note: Please write down and store the new password in a secure place. The Reset All Settings option
(see page 72) does NOT reset the password.
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Rating Enable
This option turns Rating Enable On or Off. It is the master control that
applies the settings made within the content blocking menus that follow.
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Setup option.
Press the OK button to enter the Setup sub-menu.
Press the " button to highlight the Rating Enable option.
Press the # or $ button to enable or disable blocking
Press the " button to highlight the Parental option.
Press the $ button to enter password.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the MENU button to return
to the previous menu or the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
Note: When Rating Enable is set to On, PIP functions will be disabled. This is because PIP sources can
contain blocked material, and cannot be enabled with the password. If PIP functions are desired, please
set Rating Enable to Off.
Channel Block
This option allows blocking of selected TV or Cable channels.
Press the " button to highlight the Channel Block option.
Press the $ button to go to the Channel Block sub-menu.
Press the " or ! button to highlight the channel you wish to block.
Press OK to add a checkmark to block the highlighted channel.
Press OK to delete a checkmark to unblock the highlighted channel.
Press the $%button to skip ahead one page.%
Press the #%button to skip back one page.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the MENU button to return
to the previous menu or the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
Note: When a channel is selected using either CH+ or CH- or by direct number input, and that channel is
blocked, the information banner will display “Channel Locked!” It will be necessary to perform the above
steps and unblock the channel in order to be viewed. Press CH+ or CH- or input another channel number
to skip over the blocked channel.
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US TV Rating
Note: Rating Enable must be set to On in order to use this option.
This option allows blocking of selected TV or Cable channels based on
ratings established for US broadcasts.
Press the " button to highlight the US TV Rating option.
Press the $ button to go to the US TV Rating sub-menu.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the MENU button to return
to the previous menu or the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely
The TV Rating levels can be set for program blocking according to age:
Y – All children
Y7 – Older children
G – General audience
PG – Guidance suggested
14 – Strongly cautioned
MA – Mature audience
When a higher level (age) is blocked, all age levels below will be blocked.
The TV ratings can be customized for the following content:
A – All sub ratings
D – Sexual dialog
L – Adult language
S – Sexual situations
V - Violence
FV – Fantasy violence
Press the ! " # or $ buttons to navigate through the TV rating
options.
Press the Press OK button to block (locked) or allow (unlocked).
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US Movie Rating
Note: Rating Enable must be set to On in order to use this option.
This option allows blocking of movies based on ratings established by the
MPAA
Once the adjustments are completed, press the MENU button to return to
the previous menu or the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely
Press the " button to highlight the US Movie Rating option.
Press the $ button and the Block Movie Rating to display the sub-menu.
Movies may be blocked according to the following 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
Press the ! or " button to navigate the Movie rating options.
Press the Press OK button to block (locked) or allow (unlocked).
When a higher level (age) is blocked, all age levels below will be blocked.
Canadian English Rating
Note: Rating Enable must be set to On in order to use this option.
This option allows blocking of selected Canadian English TV or Cable
channels based on age.
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Setup option.
Press the OK button to enter the Setup sub-menu.
Press the " button to highlight the Canadian English Rating option.
Press the $ button to go to the Rating Level sub-menu.
The TV Rating levels can be set for program blocking according to age:
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
Press the ! or " button to navigate through the rating options.
Press the Press OK button to block (locked) or allow (unlocked).
When a higher level (age) is blocked, all age levels below will be blocked.
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French Canadian Rating
Note: Rating Enable must be set to On in order to use this option.
This option allows blocking of selected French Canadian English TV or
Cable channels based on age.
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Setup option.
Press the OK button to enter the Setup sub-menu.
Press the " button to highlight the Parental option.
Press the $ button to enter password.
Press the " button to highlight the Canadian French Rating option.
Press the $ button to go to the Rating Level sub-menu.
The TV Rating levels can be set for program blocking according to age:
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
Press the ! or " button to navigate through the rating options.
Press the Press OK button to block (locked) or allow (unlocked).
When a higher level (age) is blocked, all age levels below will be blocked.
Check for DTV Rating
This option is designed to update the TV or Movie table for different
ratings of programs being viewed in your local or regional area. It is called
a Regional Rating Table. It will allow the parental guidance control feature
in your TV to have the most current parental control database for a Digital
TV. This option may be available in the future for activation. This option
works as follows: Whenever you use the Parental Control feature and this
option has been activated in your area, the Check for New DTV Rating will
be a solid color indicating that an update is available for any rating tables.
To check for updates to the Regional Rating Table:
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Setup option.
Press the OK button to enter the Setup sub-menu.
Press the " button to highlight Parental. Press the $ button to enter the
Parental control sub-menu.
After entering the password, Press the " button to highlight DTV Rating. Observe the status of the DTV
Rating. If option is faded out, no update is available (the option is not activated in your area).
If it is not faded out, press the $ button to execute this operation. Please follow the on screen
instructions to complete the procedure.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the MENU button to return to the previous menu or the EXIT
button to exit the OSD completely.
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Block Unrated Programming
This option allows blocking of unrated content.
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Setup option.
Press the OK button to enter the Setup sub-menu.
Press the " button to highlight the Parental option.
Press the $ button to enter password.
Press the " button to highlight the Block Unrated TV option
Press the # or $ button to select Yes (Block) or No (Allow).
Once the adjustments are completed, press the MENU button to return
to the previous menu or the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
Access Code Edit (Change Password)
This option allows setting a custom password.
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Setup option.
Press the OK button to enter the Setup sub-menu.
Press the " button to highlight the Parental option.
Press the $ button and the Password panel will be displayed.
A Password must be entered to access Parental settings. The default password set at the factory is 0000.
If you have previously set a new password, and wish to change it, please enter your custom password.
Press the " button to highlight Access Code Edit. Press the $ button to enter the Edit sub-menu.
In the New dialog box, key in a four (4) digit number on the remote keypad.
Key in the same number you entered in the New dialog box.
Note: Please write down and store the new password in a secure place. The Reset All Settings option
does NOT reset the password.
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Reset All Settings
This option resets Picture and Sound adjustments to their Factory
Settings.
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Setup option.
Press the OK button to enter the Setup sub-menu.
Press the " button to highlight the Reset All Settings option.
Press the $ button to reset the TV to the default factory settings.
The screen will display a message to confirm that you want to reset the
values to factory settings.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the MENU button to return to
the previous menu or the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely
Press either # to accept or $ to cancel.
Press OK to confirm your choice.
Note: This does NOT reset the Parental Control Password.
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H/V Position and Size
This option allows for adjustment of the image position and size.
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Setup option.
Press the OK button to enter the Setup sub-menu.
Press the " button to highlight the H/V Position option
Press the $ button to enter the Position and Size sub-menu.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the MENU button to return to the previous menu or the EXIT
button to exit the OSD completely.
H - Position
Press the " button to highlight the H-Position option
Use the # or $ button to adjust the horizontal position.
V - Position
Press the " button to highlight the V-Position option.
Use the # or $ button to adjust the vertical position.
H - SIZE
Press the " button to highlight the H-Size option.
Use the # or $ button to adjust the horizontal size.
V - SIZE
Press the " button to highlight the V-Size option.
Use the # or $ button to adjust the vertical size.
Note: This option is not available in the DTV/TV Input mode.
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Auto Phase (Component input)
This option allows for optimal adjustment of the
image position.
Press the MENU button to bring up the On
Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Setup option.
Press the OK button to enter the Setup submenu.
Press the " button to highlight the H/V Position
option
Press the $ button to enter the Position and
Size sub-menu.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the
MENU button to return to the previous menu or
the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
Press the " button to highlight Auto Phase.
Press the $ button to execute this option. The TV will automatically look for the phase of the signal to
fine tune the picture.
Video Input Parental Control
The Parental Control menu operates in the same way for Video Inputs
(Component and AV) as for the DTV /TV. Please refer to pages 67-73 for
detailed instructions.
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PC (Computer) Input Picture
Adjustment
Picture Mode
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD.
Press the OK button to enter the Picture Mode submenu.
Auto Adjust
This option matches the PC signal timing to the display by aligning the
picture elements (pixels) with the physical display cells so the display exhibits
maximum readability.
Press the MENU button to bring up the On Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Picture option.
Press the OK button to enter the picture sub-menu.
Press the " button to highlight the Auto Adjust option.
Press the $ button to adjust to the PC signal timing automatically.
Backlight
Press the " button to highlight the Backlight selection.
Use the # or $ button to adjust the level.
The Backlight level does not affect the Brightness (black level) or Contrast
(white level) of the picture, it adjusts the lamp current and this affects the
overall brilliance of the picture.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD
completely.
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Brightness
Press the " button to highlight the Brightness selection.
Use the # or $ button to adjust the level.
The Brightness adjusts the black level 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.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD
completely.
Contrast
Press the " button to highlight the Contrast selection.
Use the # or $ button to adjust the level.
The Contrast adjusts the white level 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.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
Color Temperature
Press the " button to highlight the Color
Temperature option.
Color Temperature is the “warmness” or
“coolness” of the white areas of the picture.
Press the # or $ button if you want to select
from the preset options described below.
6500: This option produces a “paper white”
display./this is warmer than a standard PC display.
9300: Sets the white point at a value of 9300K,
which is the established setting for a PC display.
Custom: Allows the user to establish a preset
calibrated for a white point to suit individual
preference.
Each preset may also be adjusted for a
customized setting.
Press the " button to highlight a primary color: Red, Green or Blue.
Press the # or $button to adjust the color.
Once the adjustments are completed press the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
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SIZE and POSITION OPTIONS
This option allows fine tuning of the display for optimum fit within the display area
H-SIZE
Press the MENU button to bring up the On
Screen Display (OSD).
Press the " button to highlight the Picture
option.
Press the OK button to enter the picture submenu.
Press the " button to highlight the H-Size
option.
Press the # or $ button to adjust the
horizontal size.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
H-Position
Press the " button to highlight the H-Position option.
Use the # or $ button to adjust the horizontal position.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the EXIT button to exit the OSD
completely.
V-Position
Press the " button to highlight the V-Position option.
Use the # or $ button to adjust the vertical position.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the EXIT button to exit the OSD completely.
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Fine Tune
This option allows fine-tuning of the image by shifting the display horizontally.
This is useful when characters are being displayed.
Press the " button to highlight the Fine Tune option.
Use the # or $ button to adjust the tuning.
Once the adjustments are completed, press the EXIT button to exit the OSD
completely.
PC Input Audio Adjustment
The Audio Adjust menu operates in the same way for the PC Input as the DTV
/ TV input. Please refer to pages 48-51 for detailed instructions.
PC Input Setup
The Setup menu operates in the same way for the PC Input as the DTV / TV
input, with the exception that there are no Closed Caption options. Please refer
to pages 59-63 for detailed instructions
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Understanding Viewing Modes
Your HDTV features the following viewing modes. You can switch viewing modes using the remote
control, please follow the instructions in page 62.
Viewing Modes
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).
Wide Mode
When watching a standard broadcast or full-frame movie in this
mode, the display image is stretched proportionately to fill the TV
screen. When watching a widescreen (1.78:1 source) program or
movie, the display image fills the TV screen. 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.
Zoom Mode
When watching a widescreen (1.78:1, 1.85:1, or 2.35:1 source) program
or movie, the display image is zoomed proportionally to fill the width of
the screen. The top and bottom are cut off to remove most of the source
material’s black bars. This mode is good for programs or movies with
sub-titles.
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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Chapter 5 Programming the VIZIO Universal
Remote Control
You can program the remote control to work with up to four different pieces of equipment including your
VIZIO HDTV. Listed below are the steps for programming your VCR, Cable Box and DVD Player.
Programming for VCR
1. Manually turn on the VCR.
2. Press the DVD button on the remote control. NOTE: If you do not intend to program the remote for a
DVD player, use the DVD device button. If you plan to also program the remote for a DVD player, the
AUDIO device button may be used as a substitute.
3. Press and hold the SET button until the LED LIGHT flashes twice.
4. Find the programming code for your VCR in the code list in the back of this book and enter it using
the Number Buttons. If the code is accepted, the LED flashes twice after the last digit is entered.
If the LED does not flash twice, repeat Steps 2 through 4 with the next code listed for the component
and manufacturer.
5. Point the remote control at the VCR and press the POWER button. The VCR will turn off.
Note:
!
If your VCR does not respond, try all the codes for your VCR brand. If the codes do not work, or
your brand is not listed, see “Searching for Component Codes.”
!
Sometimes a code listed will only include limited functions. Try other codes that may include
more functionality.
Programming for Cable or Satellite Set-Top Box
1.
2.
3.
4.
Manually turn on the Cable Box.
Press the CABLE button on the remote control.
Press and hold the SET button until the LED LIGHT flashes twice.
Find the programming code for your Cable Box in the code list in the back of this book and enter it
using the Number Buttons. If the code is accepted, the LED flashes twice after the last digit is
entered.
If the LED does not flash twice, repeat Steps 2 through 4 with the next code listed for the component and
manufacturer.
5. Point the remote control at the Cable Box and press the POWER button. The Cable Box will turn off.
If the LED does not flash twice, repeat Steps 2 through 4 with the next code listed for the component and
manufacturer.
Note:
!
If your Cable Set-Top Box does not respond, try all the codes for your brand. If the codes do not
work, or your brand is not listed, see “Searching for Component Codes.”
!
Sometimes a code listed will only include limited functions. Try other codes that may include
more functionality.
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Programming for DVD Player
1.
2.
3.
4.
Manually turn on the DVD Player.
Press the DVD button on the remote control.
Press and hold the SET button until the LED LIGHT flashes twice.
Find the programming code for your DVD player in the code list in the back of this book and enter it
using the Number Buttons. If the code is accepted, the LED flashes twice after the last digit is
entered.
If the LED does not flash twice, repeat Steps 2 through 4 with the next code listed for the component
and manufacturer.
5. Point the remote control at the DVD Player and press the POWER button. The DVD Player will turn
off.
Note:
!
If your DVD player does not respond, try all the codes for your brand. If the codes do not work, or
your brand is not listed, see “Searching for Component Codes.”
!
Sometimes a code listed will only include limited functions. Try other codes that may include
more functionality.
Programming for Audio Amp/Receiver
1.
2.
3.
4.
Manually turn on the Receiver.
Press the AUDIO button on the remote control.
Press and hold the SET button until the LED LIGHT flashes twice.
Find the programming code for your Receiver in the code list in the back of this book and enter it
using the Number Buttons. If the code is accepted, the LED flashes twice after the last digit is
entered.
5. If the LED does not flash twice, repeat Steps 2 through 4 with the next code listed for the
component and manufacturer.
6. Point the remote control at the Receiver and press the POWER button. The Receiver will turn off.
Note:
!
If your Receiver does not respond, try all the codes for your Receiver brand. If the codes do not
work, or your brand is not listed, see “Searching for Component Codes.”
!
Sometimes a code listed will only include limited functions. Try other codes that may include
more functionality.
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Searching for Component Codes
If you cannot find the manufacturer in the component list or the program code does not work, you can use
the remote control to search for the correct component code.
To search for a component code:
1.
Turn on the component.
2.
Press the matching component button on the remote control.
3.
Press and hold the SET button until the LED flashes twice.
4.
Press 9 9 1. The LED flashes twice.
5.
Point the remote control at the component and then alternate between pressing the POWER
button and the component button on the remote control until the component turns off.
If the component still does not respond, clear the component button, then repeat the search
procedure.
Using a Cable or Satellite Remote
Your VIZIO remote uses codes 000, 047, 050, 067, 329, 331 and 339 to work your LCD HDTV. To use a
cable or satellite remote to work the LCD HDTV, refer to your cable or satellite remote user guide for
more information on how to program the remote. If your cable or satellite remote uses a 5-digit code (like
most Direct TV units), first try 11758 and then, if that does not work, 10178. If your cable or satellite
remote uses a 4-digit code, try 1758 and then 0178 as an alternative. If your cable or satellite remote
uses a 3-digit code (Echostar or Dish Network for example), use code 627.
Note: Some buttons may not function as expected on your cable or satellite remote. Typically power,
volume and mute will work.
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Chapter 6 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Maintenance
Important
1.
2.
Make sure that the power cable is removed from the socket before cleaning the TV.
Do not use volatile solvent (such as toluene, rosin and alcohol) to clean the TV. Such
chemicals may damage the housing, screen and remote control, and cause paint to peel.
Cleaning the Housing and Remote Control
3.
4.
Use a soft cloth for cleaning.
If the housing or remote control is seriously contaminated, use a soft cloth moistened with
diluted neutral cleaner to clean the display. Wring water out of the cloth before cleaning to
prevent water from penetrating into the housing. Wipe the display with a dry cloth after
cleaning.
Cleaning the Screen
1.
2.
Use a soft cloth to gently clean the screen.
The screen glass is very fragile. Do not scrape it with any sharp object. Do not press or tap
the screen to avoid cracking. If the screen is heavily contaminated, use a soft cloth
moistened with diluted neutral cleaner to clean the display. Wring water out of the cloth
before cleaning to prevent water from penetrating into the housing. Wipe the display with a
dry cloth after cleaning.
Troubleshooting Guide
If the TV fails to operate, 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 problem. If
the display still fails to perform as expected, contact the VIZIO for assistance by calling 1-877-MYVIZIO
(1-877-698-4946) or e-mail us at techsupport@vizio.com.
Problem
Solution
No power.
Make sure the power button is ON (VIZIO Logo glows white).
Make sure AC power cord is securely connected to the AC socket.
Plug another electrical device (like a radio) to the power outlet to verify that
the outlet is supplying power.
No sound.
Press the Volume + (Up) key on the remote control
Check to see if the MUTE symbol is displayed in the lower corner of the
screen. Press MUTE on the remote so that MUTE disappears from the
screen
Check your audio settings. If TV input is selected, audio may be set to SAP,
or speakers are set to off.
If external devices are selected input, check the audio connections.
If the screen is black.
Make sure the power button is ON (VIZIO Logo glows white).
Press the INPUT button on the TV or the Remote.
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Problem
Solution
Check the input connections.
Power is ON but no screen
image.
Make sure any cable attached to the TV is connected to the correct output
from a Set-Top Box, DVD, etc.
Adjust brightness, contrast or backlight.
Check Input settings.
Wrong or abnormal colors
appear.
Check Color and tint settings in Picture Menu. Reset Picture settings.
Component Input: If any colors (red, or blue) are missing, check the video
cables to make sure they are securely connected.
PC Input: If any colors (red, green, or blue) are missing, check the video
cable to make sure it is securely connected.
Control
work.
Press only one button at a time.
buttons
do
not
Remote Control does not
work.
Make sure batteries are inserted correctly
Batteries could be weak.
Make sure you have selected TV on the remote.
There appears to be image
quality issues.
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’s and so
you can see interference and deficiencies you did not know you had.
You cannot see a picture.
Make sure that the power cord is plugged into a grounded electrical outlet.
Make sure that the power button is turned on.
Make sure that the selected input source is connected to a working input
source.
If your TV is connected to your computer in RGB or HDMI mode, press any
key on your keyboard to “wake” your computer.
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 TV to another location to see if this is the cause of the
problem.
The picture has abnormal
patterns.
Make sure that the input source cable is attached securely and correctly to
the back of your TV.
Make sure that the video input source is within the range of your TV.
Compare the video input source’s specifications with your TV specifications.
The display image does
not cover the entire
screen.
If you are using RGB mode, make sure that H Size and V Position in the On
Screen Display (OSD) are set correctly.
If you are using TV, AV1, AV2 or Component with 480i input, use the WIDE
button on the remote control to scroll through various screen modes.
You can see a picture but
you cannot hear sound.
Make sure that the volume is not turned down.
Make sure that the sound is not muted.
Make sure that your audio input source cables are connected securely and
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Problem
Solution
correctly.
The TV has pixels that are
always dark or colored.
Your LCD HDTV is manufactured using an extremely high level of precision
technology, however, sometimes some pixels of your LCD 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 LCD 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.
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 loudness
will change.
Tips for
Users.
High-Definition
The LCD HDTV is an ideal platform for viewing High Definition Content.
Best Image Quality will be achieved by the HDMI Input, then YPbPr, then
RGB.
However, due to variances in broadcast practices, it is possible some image
distortions can occur.
Tips for Letterbox Content
Users.
Letterboxed (or “Widescreen”) versions of DVD movies are most commonly
formatted for standard 4:3 Televisions. The LCD HDTV has the capability
of expanding this content so the entire screen is filled at the expense of
image accuracy. To use this function, press the “ZOOM” key on the remote
control and cycle among the available options.
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, please
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
Tel: (877) 698-4946 Fax: (949) 585-9563
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday: 6 am to 9 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8 am to 4 pm
Please have your VIZIO model number, serial number, and date of purchase available before you call.
VIZIO
Address:
39 Tesla
Irvine, CA 92618, USA
Telephone: (949) 428-2525 Fax: (949) 585-9514
Web: www.vizio.com
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Compliance
Caution: Always use a power cable that is properly grounded. Please use the AC cords listed below for
each area.
USA
Canada
Germany
UK
Japan
UL
CSA
VDE
BASE/BS
Electric Appliance Control Act
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:
1.
2.
3.
The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Shielded interface cables and AC power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply with
the emission limits.
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 7
Miscellaneous Information
Specifications
Specifications
Panel
55” Diagonal, 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels
Pixel (Dot) Pitch
0.5415 mm x 0.5415 mm
Display Compatibility
1080P (Full HDTV)
Colors
1.06 Billion
Brightness
500 cd/m2 (typical)
Contrast
1400 :1 (typical), 50,000 :1 (with Mega DCR)
Response Time
5ms (typical)
Viewing Angle
Horizontal and Vertical 178° (typical)
Inputs
1x Coaxial RF (ATSC/QAM/NTSC),5x HDMI™** with HDCP (1 with Stereo Audio RCA), 2x
Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio, 1x RGB PC plus Stereo Audio (1/8” stereo jack), 2x
Composite Video plus Stereo Audio, 1x S-Video plus Stereo Audio
Outputs
1x Optical Audio (SPDIF Optical), 1x Stereo Audio (RCA)
Features
FULL HD, PIP, POP, Noise Reduction, CC, V-Chip, 3D Comb Filter, Freeze, Support Motion
Enhancement and Motion Correction, Picture Enhancement, MPEG-2 Decoding via DTV input,
NTSC Video decoding via Video (AV, S-Video or Component), Progressive Scan Video via
HDMI™**, Component or RGB, HDTV via HDMI™**, Component or RGB (Set-Top Box
required), Computer 640x480, 800x600, 1024 x 768, 1920x1080 via RGB or 1920x1080 via
HDMI, Built-in SRS (TruSurroundHD™/TruVolume™) Audio, Supports 1080P (Full HDTV) ,
1080i (HDTV) , 720P (HDTV) , 480P (EDTV) and 480i (SDTV) video signals. 1080P FHDTV,
HDMI V.1.3, 120 Hz Motion Estimation & Motion Compensation, Dolby Digital Decoding
Speakers
2 x 15 W
Panel Life
50,000 hours to half the original brightness
Power
Input
IEC Connector for direct power line connection
Voltage Range
100 ~ 240Vac at 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
244W (Avg), <0.5W Standby
Environmental Conditions
Operating
Temperature: 5°C~35°C, Relative Humidity: 20~80%, Altitude: 0~14,000 ft
Non-Operating
Temperature: -20°C~50°C, Relative Humidity: 10~90%, Altitude: 0~40,000 ft
Dimensions
51.5” W x 36” H x 13.5” D with stand; 51.5” W x 33.9” H x 5” D without stand
Net Weight
86lbs with stand, 73.8lbs without stand
Gross Weight
104.2lbs
Certifications
CSA, CSA-US, FCC, Bets-7, AV Safety certificate 60065
*Product specifications may change without notice or obligation.
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Glossary – Standard Definitions
Analog TV: Today’s TV system using radio frequency waves to transmit and display pictures and sound.
Aspect Ratio (4x3): Traditional TV “aspect ratio”, that is, the screen width as compared to its height. For
example, a “32 inch TV screen” would be 25 inches wide and 19 inches tall.
Aspect Ratio (16x9): “Wide screen TV” aspect ratio which is more like a movie screen than a traditional
TV. For example, a “32 inch TV screen” would be 28 inches wide and 16 inches tall.
Digital TV (DTV): Television delivered and displayed using radio frequency waves that contain
information that is digitally encoded for improved quality and efficiency.
Enhanced Definition TV (EDTV): A better digital television transmission than SDTV with at least 480P,
in a 16x9 or 4x3 display and Dolby digital surround sound. 480P is the quality used by most DVD
players. EDTV provides 300-400,000 pixels.
HDTV Monitor (sometimes called HDTV Ready): A set that can display HDTV programming if you have
a separate HDTV tuner, HD Cable Set-Top Box or HD Satellite Set-Top-Box Receiver.
HDTV Tuner (also decoder, receiver, set-top box): A device capable of receiving and outputting HDTV
signals for display. It may be stand-alone or integrated in the set.
High-Definition Television (HDTV): The best quality picture, wide screen (16x9) display with at least
720 progressively scanned lines (720P) or 1080 interlaced lines (1080i) and Dolby digital surround sound.
HDTV provides 900,000-2.1 million pixels.
Integrated HDTV: An HDTV that has the digital tuner built into the set. It does not need a separate settop box to receive over-the-air DTV signals.
Interlace Scan: A way to scan vertical lines onto a TV picture by scanning all the odd lines first, then
filling the in the even lines (this happens instantaneously).
Plug-and-Play or Digital Cable Ready: A DTV or other device for digital cable consumers that plugs
directly into the cable jack and does not require a separate set-top box. Plug-and-Play TV owners must
obtain a CableCARD from their cable company in order to view scrambled programming services.
Progressive Scan: A way to scan vertical lines onto a TV picture by scanning all the lines consecutively
(progressively).
Standard Definition TV (SDTV): Basic digital television transmission that may be displayed with fewer
than 480 progressively scanned lines (480P) in 16 x 9 or 4 x 3 format. 480 interlaced (480i) is the quality
of today’s analog TV system.
Source: Buying a Digital Television, CEA, HDTV Guide, 2005
Note: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
and the Consumer Electronics Retailers Coalition (CERC) have made a new tip sheet available for digital
television (DTV) retailers to reproduce and distribute to consumers on the sales floor. The file may be
downloaded online at www.dtv.gov. While you’re there, check out the other useful information in the FCC
is making available to consumers interested in learning more about the analog to digital transition.
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Limited Product Warranty
VIZIO provides a “ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY” against manufacturing defects in materials and
workmanship to the original purchaser of a new VIZIO display purchased from an authorized VIZIO U.S.
reseller and used in the fifty (50) United States or Puerto Rico.
VIZIO's Responsibility
VIZIO displays purchased new from an authorized VIZIO U.S. reseller and that are used in the fifty (50)
United States or Puerto Rico are warranted to be free from manufacturing defects in materials and
workmanship for one (1) year from the date of the original retail purchase. If the display fails to conform to
this limited warranty, VIZIO will, at its option and sole discretion, repair or replace the display.
Labor
During the one-year limited warranty period, VIZIO will provide, when needed, service labor to repair a
manufacturing defect. Repairs required on displays which are thirty (30) inches and larger generally will
be made “on-site” where the display is installed. The determination for performing the on-site repair is
dependent upon the manufacturing defect and is at VIZIO's option and sole discretion. Repairs required
on displays which are less than thirty (30) inches generally will be performed at a VIZIO service center.
Parts
Repairs may be made with new or recertified parts, or the entire unit may be replaced with a new or
recertified unit, at VIZIO's option and sole discretion. Replacement parts or replacement units provided
under this limited warranty are warranted for the remaining portion of the original warranty period, or for
ninety (90) days from warranty service or replacement, whichever is later.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
To obtain warranty service, contact VIZIO Technical Support via email at techsupport@vizio.com, via
phone at 877-MYVIZIO (877-698-4946), or via postal mail at VIZIO Technical Support, 39 Tesla, Irvine,
CA 92618. You must provide the model, serial number, and date of purchase. VIZIO Technical Support is
available from 6:00AM to 9:00PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, and 8:00AM to 4:00PM Pacific
Time, Saturday and Sunday. Please note that holiday hours may vary. For up to date information, please
visit www.VIZIO.com.
VIZIO reserves the right to assess all warranty claims and to determine if defects or damages are covered
by this limited warranty. In case of a claim that is not covered by this warranty, you will be contacted to
determine whether VIZIO should repair the damage for a fee or whether the product should be returned to
you as received by the service technician or service center.
Parts and service labor that are VIZIO's responsibility under this limited warranty will be provided without
charge. All other service is at the customer's expense. VIZIO reserves the right to charge the customer for
any service call for anything not covered by this limited warranty. Before you ask for warranty service,
please review your User Manual. You may avoid a service call and a service charge.
PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR UNIT TO VIZIO WITHOUT PRIOR AUTHORIZATION.
Not Covered
This limited warranty does not cover the following: cosmetic defects; damage, malfunctions or failures
resulting from shipping or transit, improper or faulty installation, abuse, operation contrary to furnished
instructions, operation on incorrect power supplies, products not supplied by VIZIO, modification,
alteration, improper servicing or tampering; damage from fire, water, lightning, power surges, abnormal
environmental conditions or other acts of nature; normal wear and tear; unsatisfactory visual or audio
performance not caused by a manufacturing defect; or displays with a missing or unreadable serial
number. Operation of the display for commercial purposes or in applications or uses for which the display
is not intended is not covered by this limited warranty. "Image Sticking", caused by static images on the
screen for extended periods and or excessive brightness and contrast levels, is not covered by this
limited warranty. Installation, removal, transportation and reinstallation of a display, and routine
maintenance and cleaning, are not covered by this limited warranty.
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
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RESULTING FROM ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING VIZIO'S NEGLIGENCE, ALLEGED
DAMAGE, OR DEFECTIVE GOODS, WHETHER SUCH DEFECTS ARE DISCOVERABLE OR LATENT,
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 OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR
EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to
state. This is the only warranty applicable; no one is authorized to extend or modify it or to grant any other
warranty on VIZIO's behalf.
Owner's Responsibility
To ensure warranty service, keep the dated bill or sales receipt as evidence of the purchase date and
location. This limited warranty applies only to original purchaser and is non-transferable.
Note: Warranty service conditions are subject to change. For the latest Warranty Terms and Conditions
and additional information regarding VIZIO's Limited Product Warranty, please see complete details
online at www.VIZIO.com.
VIZIO Return Policy
VIZIO's return policy allows for products purchased directly from VIZIO to be returned by the original
purchaser during the initial thirty (30) day period following the date of purchase. A VIZIO return
authorization number must first be obtained as provided below. The refund will be the purchase price
actually paid by the purchaser less a ten percent (10%) restocking fee per each item returned. Shipping
and handling are not refundable.
The return authorization number must first be obtained from VIZIO's Customer Service by emailing
CustomerSupport@VIZIO.com or by calling 949-428-2525, 6:00AM to 9:00PM Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday, and 8:00AM to 4:00PM Pacific Time, Saturday and Sunday. Please note that holiday
hours may vary. For up to date information, please visit www.VIZIO.com.
Products must be returned to the address specified by VIZIO Customer Service and must be shipped in
the original packaging, with freight prepaid to VIZIO, and must be received in new and unused condition.
The return authorization number must be included in the packaging. VIZIO reserves the right to assess
fees for any damaged or missing parts in addition to the ten percent (10%) restocking fee.
Return authorization numbers are valid for only fifteen (15) days from issuance. The customer is
responsible for and must prepay all shipping charges and shall assume all risk of loss or damage to the
product while in transit to VIZIO. If the product is returned to VIZIO (i) without a VIZIO return authorization
number, and/or (ii) beyond the fifteen (15) day period, and/or (iii) without proper packaging, VIZIO retains
the right to refuse delivery of such return or may return the unit to the customer at the customer's expense
and with no refund issued. This return policy does not apply to defective products. Please read VIZIO's
Limited Product Warranty for warranty terms and conditions.
On-Site Warranty Repair Procedure
On-Site Warranty Repair generally is performed on repairable displays which are 30 inches and
larger.
If VIZIO Technical Support determines that a problem with a display unit may be within the terms and
conditions of the VIZIO Limited Product Warranty and that an on-site repair may be performed, the
customer will be provided with an on-site repair authorization number and on-site repair instructions. The
determination for performing the on-site repair may be dependent upon the manufacturing defect and is at
VIZIO's option and sole discretion. Proof of purchase is required to confirm the product is within the oneyear limited warranty period and meets the terms and conditions of the VIZIO Limited Product Warranty.
On-site repair service is requested through VIZIO's third-party service provider. After VIZIO provides the
customer with the on-site repair (OSR) authorization number, the third-party service provider will contact
the customer and will schedule the repair at the customer's location. The total approximate time for
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the repair process, which includes the repair diagnosis, dispatching the technician, shipping the
replacement part(s), and arranging the appointment with the customer, is completed within approximately
3 to 5 business days, pending availability of these factors.
If it is determined the product cannot be repaired on-site, the customer will be required to ship the unit to
VIZIO's service center, per the below warranty replacement procedure.
VIZIO is not responsible for the de-installation or re-installation of the product. However, some standard
installation may be performed during the on-site repair, at VIZIO's option and sole discretion. Please read
VIZIO's Limited Product Warranty for warranty terms and conditions.
Warranty Replacement Procedure
Warranty Replacement generally is performed on displays which are determined to be
economically unrepairable.
If VIZIO Technical Support determines that a problem with a display unit may be within the terms and
conditions of the VIZIO Limited Product Warranty and that a repair is not economically possible, based on
certain manufacturing defects in materials and/or workmanship, and/or at VIZIO's option and sole
discretion, the customer will be provided with a return authorization number and replacement instructions.
Proof of purchase is required to confirm the product is within the one-year limited warranty period and
meets the terms and conditions of the VIZIO Limited Product Warranty.
For displays forty-two inches (42") and larger, VIZIO will generally cover the transportation charges to
perform an on-site swap of the original unit with the replacement unit. For displays under forty-two inches
(42"), the customer is responsible for the transportation charges to VIZIO's service center. VIZIO will be
responsible for the return transportation charges from the service center to the customer. Please read
VIZIO's Limited Product Warranty for warranty terms and conditions.
Mail-In Warranty Repair Procedure
Mail-In Warranty Repair generally is performed on displays which are smaller than 30 inches.
If VIZIO Technical Support determines that a problem with a display unit may be within the terms and
conditions of the VIZIO Limited Product Warranty and that a mail-in repair may be performed, the
customer will be provided with a return authorization number and mail-in repair instructions. Proof of
purchase is required to confirm the product is within the one-year limited warranty period and meets the
terms and conditions of the VIZIO Limited Product Warranty.
The customer will be provided with instructions for packing and shipping the unit to the VIZIO service
center. The original carton box and packing material, or an equivalent as designated by VIZIO, must be
utilized. The cost of shipping to VIZIO's service center is at the customer's expense. After the product is
repaired and tested, the VIZIO service center will ship the unit back to the customer at VIZIO's expense.
VIZIO is not responsible for the de-installation or re-installation of the product. Please read VIZIO's
Limited Product Warranty for warranty terms and conditions.
PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR UNIT TO VIZIO WITHOUT PRIOR AUTHORIZATION.
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Index
A
Accessories, 6
Adjustments
Closed Caption, 16, 64
Selecting the Screen Size, 15, 39, 90
Stepping through TV Channels, 39
Volume, 10, 39, 84
Advanced Video Features
Black Level Extender, 44
Color Temperature (Color Temperature, 45, 77
CTI (Color Transient Improvement, 45
DNR (Dynamic Noise Reduction, 44
Flesh Tone, 45
C
Cleaning your VIZIO TV, 83
Co-axial RF
Connecting for DTV, 22
Connecting for TV, 23
Component
Connecting your Cable Box, 21
Connecting your DVD Player, 26
Connecting your Satellite Box, 21
Composite (AV)
Connecting your DVD Player, 27, 28
Connecting your VCR, 29
Connecting your Video Camera, 29
Controls
Front Panel, 10
Side Panel, 10
D
DTV
Audio Adjustment, 47
Parental Control, 67
Picture Adjustment, 42
Special Features, 59
Tuner Setup, 52
DTV Audio Adjust
Equalizer, 48
DTV Audio Adjust
Balance, 48
DTV Audio Adjust
Digital Audio Out, 49
DTV Audio Adjust
Digital Audio Out, 49
DTV Audio Adjust
Speakers, 49
DTV Audio Adjust
Line Out, 50
DTV Audio Adjust
Lip Sync, 50
DTV Audio Adjust
Reset Audio Mode, 50
DTV Picture Adjust
Advanced Video, 44
Backlight, 42, 76
Brightness, 42, 77
Color, 43
Contrast, 43, 77
Reset Picture Mode, 47
Sharpness, 44
Tint, 43
DTV Special Features
Digital Closed Caption, 64
Input Naming, 62
PIP, 59
Reset, 73
Sleep Timer, 62
DTV Tuner Setup
Auto Search, 55
Daylight Saving, 57
MTS, 57
Partial Channel Search, 56
Skip Channel, 56
Time Zone, 57
DVI
Connecting your Cable Box, 20
Connecting your DVD Player, 25
Connecting your Satellite Box, 20
F
FCC Bulletin for New TV Owners, 4
G
Glossary, 90
H
HDMI
Connecting your Cable Box, 19
Connecting your DVD Player, 24
Connecting your Satellite Box, 19
I
Inputs
Antenna, 4
Connectors, 18
Side Label, 12
Installation
Preparation, 6
Wall Mounting, 6
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S-Video
Connecting your DVD Player, 27, 28
O
OSD
Brightness Adjustment, 89
Closed Caption Selection, 16, 64
Color Adjustment, 18
Contrast Adjustment, 89
Outputs
Using 5.1 Surround with a Home Theatre System,
30
Using an external Receiver/Amp, 30
P
Parental Control
Block Unrated Programming, 72
Canadian English Rating, 70
Canadian French Rating, 71
Channel Block, 68
Check for New DTV Rating, 71
Movie Rating, 69
Password change, 72
TV Rating, 69
PC Input
Audio Adjustment, 79
Auto Adjust, 76
Picture Adjustment, 76
Setup, 79
PC Picture Adjust
Fine Tune, 79
H/V Position, 65, 73
Horizontal Position, 65, 74, 78
Horizontal Size, 66, 74, 78
Vertical Position, 65, 74, 78
R
Remote
Batteries, 16
Layout, 13, 81
Range, 17
Remote Control
Codes for other equipment., 98
Programming to work your DVD Player, 82
Programming to work your Set-Top Box, 81
Programming to work your VCR, 81, 82
Using your Cable or Satellite Remote to Operate
your VIZIO TV, 83
Remote:, 17
RGB
Connecting your PC, 31
S
safety instructions, 2
Screen Size explanation, 80
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T
Technical Specifications, 89
Troubleshooting Guide, 84
TV
Audio Adjustment, 47
Parental Control, 67
Picture Adjustment, 42
Special Features, 59
TV Audio Adjust
Balance, 48
Digital Audio Out, 49
Equalizer, 48
Line Out, 50
Lip Sync, 50
Reset Audio Mode, 50
Speakers, 49
TV Picture Adjust
Advanced Video, 44
Backlight, 42, 76
Brightness, 42, 77
Color, 43
Contrast, 43, 77
Reset Picture Mode, 47
Sharpness, 44
Tint, 43
TV Special Features
Closed Caption, 64
Input Naming, 62
PIP, 59
Reset, 73
Sleep Timer, 62
TV Tuner Setup, 52
Auto Search, 55
MTS, 57
Partial Channel Search, 56
Skip Channel, 56
V
Video Input
Auto Phase, 75
Parental Control, 75
W
Warranty, 91
Watching TV
Basic Adjustments, 39
Basic connections, 33
First Startup, 33
Getting your Programs, 38
Program Information, 40
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Component Program Codes
Setup Code for VCR’s
Setup Code for VCR’s
ABS
21972
Admiral
20048,
20209
Aiko
20278
Aiwa
20037,
20479
Alienware
21972
America Action
20278
American High
20035
Dell
21972
Amoisonic
20479
Denon
20042
Anam
20162,
20037,
20240,
20278
DirecTV
20739
Durabrand
20039,
20038
Anam National
20162
Electrohome
20037
Asha
20240
Electrophonic
Audiovox
20037,
20278
Beaumark
20240
Bell & Howell
20104
Broksonic
20184,
20121,
20209,
20002,
20479
Calix
20037
Canon
20035
Carver
20081
CCE
20072,
20278
Changhong
20048,
20081
Citizen
Colt
Craig
20037,
20278
Curtis Mathes
20209,
20038,
20225
20060,
20035,
20162
Haojie
20240
Cybernex
20240
Harman/Kardon
CyberPower
21972
20081,
20038
Daewoo
20045,
20104,
20278
Harwood
20072
Hewlett Packard
21972
HI-Q
20047
Hitachi
20037,
20042,
20055
Howard
Computers
21972
HP
21972
20037
Hughes Network
Systems
20042,
20739
Emerex
20032
iBUYPOWER
21972
Emerson
20035,
20037,
20184,
20240,
20045,
20121,
20043,
20209,
20002,
20278,
20479
JVC
20045,
20067
KEC
20037,
20278
Kenwood
20067,
20038
KLH
20072
Kodak
20035,
20037
Kolin
20043
LG
20037,
20045,
20042,
20209,
20038
Logik
20072
LXI
20037
Magnavox
20035,
20039,
20081
Magnin
20240
Fisher
20047,
20104
Fuji
20035,
20033
Fujitsu
20045
Gateway
21972
GE
20060,
20035,
20240
20072
20037,
20047,
20240,
Setup Code for VCR’s
20072
General
20045
Go Video
20432
GoldStar
20037,
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Setup Code for VCR’s
Marantz
20035,
20081
Marta
20037
Matsushita
20035,
20162
Media Center PC
21972
MEI
20035
Memorex
20035,
20162,
20037,
20048,
20039,
20047,
20240,
20104,
20209,
20479
Setup Code for VCR’s
Orion
Panasonic
Penney
Setup Code for VCR’s
20162,
20037,
20048,
20104,
20432
Realistic
20035,
20037,
20048,
20047,
20104
20184,
20209,
20002,
20479
ReplayTV
20616
Runco
20039
Sampo
20037,
20048
Samsung
20240,
20045,
20432
Sanky
20048,
20039
Sansui
20067,
20209,
20479
Sanyo
20047,
20240,
20104
Scott
20184,
20045,
20121,
20043
Sears
20035,
20037,
20047,
20042,
20104
Sharp
20048,
20209
21062,
20035,
20162,
20616,
20225
20035,
20037,
20240,
20042,
20038
MGA
20240,
20043
Pentax
20042
MGN
Technology
20240
Philco
20035,
20479
Microsoft
21972
Philips
Mind
21972
Minolta
20042
20035,
20081,
20739,
20618
Mitsubishi
20067,
20043
Pilot
20037
Pioneer
20035,
20048
20042,
20067
Polk Audio
20081
MTC
20240
Profitronic
20240
Multitech
20072
Proscan
20060
Shintom
20072
NEC
20035,
20037,
20048,
20104,
20067,
20038
Protec
20072
Shogun
20240
Pulsar
20039
Singer
20072
Qisheng
20060
Sonic Blue
20616
Quasar
20035,
20162
Sony
Radix
20037
Randex
20037
20035,
20032,
20033,
20636,
21972
RCA
20060,
20035,
20240,
20042,
20880
STS
20042
Sylvania
20035,
20081,
20043
Motorola
Newave
20037
Nikko
20037
Noblex
20240
Northgate
21972
Olympus
20035
Optimus
21062,
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Setup Code for VCR’s
Setup Code for VCR’s
20042,
20072
Systemax
21972
Tagar Systems
21972
Tashiko
20037
White
Westinghouse
20209,
20072
Tatung
20045,
20067
XR-1000
20035,
20072
Technics
20035,
20162
Yamaha
20038
Teco
20035,
20037,
20048,
20038
Zenith
Teknika
20035,
20037
Tivo
20636,
20618,
21503,
20739
ZT Group
Setup Code for Cable
Converters
Hitachi
00014
Jerrold
00476,
00810,
00276,
00003,
00012,
00014
20039,
20033,
20209,
20479
KNC
00008
LG
00144
Memorex
00000
21972
Motorola
00476,
00810,
00276,
01254,
01376
MultiVision
00012
Pace
01877,
00237
Panasonic
00000,
00008,
00107
Setup Code for Cable
Converters
ABC
00003,
00008,
00014
TMK
20240
Toshiba
20045,
20042,
20067,
20043,
21503,
21008,
21972
Americast
00899
Bell & Howell
00014
Bell South
00899
Clearmaster
00883
Panther
00637
ClearMax
00883
Paragon
00000
Totevision
20037,
20240
Coolmax
00883
Philips
00317,
01305
Daeryung
Touch
21972
Pioneer
Unitech
20240
01877,
00877,
00477,
00008
Vector
20045
01877,
00877,
00144,
00533
Digi
00637
Vector Research
20038
Pulsar
00000
Director
00476
Victor
20067
Quasar
00000
Dumont
00637
Video Concepts
20045
RadioShack
00883
Gehua
00476
Videomagic
20037
Regal
20240
Runco
00000
Viewsonic
21972
Samsung
Wards
20060,
20035,
20048,
20047,
20081,
20240,
00476,
00810,
00276,
00003,
00014
00279,
00273
Videosonic
General
Instrument
00000,
00144
Scientific
Atlanta
01877,
00877,
00477,
00008
GoldStar
00144
Hamlin
00009,
00273
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Setup Code for Cable
Converters
Sony
01006
Starcom
00003,
00014
Supercable
00276
Supermax
00883
Tocom
00012
Torx
00003
Toshiba
00000
Trans PX
Setup Code for Satellite
Receivers
01108
Dish Network
System
01005,
00775,
01505
Dishpro
01005,
00775,
01505
Echostar
01005,
00775,
01505
00276
Expressvu
00775
Tristar
00883
GE
00566
TS
00003
00869
V2
00883
General
Instrument
Viewmaster
00883
GOI
00775
Vision
00883
Goodmans
01246
Hisense
01535
Hitachi
00819,
00222,
01250
Vortex View
00883
Zenith
00000,
00525,
00899
Setup Code for Satellite
Receivers
HTS
00775
Hughes
Network
Systems
01142,
00749,
01749,
01442
Setup Code for Satellite
Receivers
Philips
01142,
00749,
01749,
00724,
01076,
00722,
00099,
01442
Proscan
00392,
00566
Proton
01535
RadioShack
00869
RCA
00392,
00566,
00855,
00143,
01392
Samsung
01276,
01109,
01108
Sanyo
01219
SKY
00856
Sony
00639,
01640
Star Choice
00869
Tivo
01142,
01442
Toshiba
00749,
01749,
00790,
01285
AlphaStar
00772
Chaparral
00216
I-Lo
01535
Crossdigital
01109
JVC
00775
DirecTV
00392,
00566,
00639,
01142,
00247,
00749,
01749,
00724,
00819,
01856,
01076,
01109,
00099,
01392,
01640,
01442,
01414,
LG
01414,
01226
Magnavox
00724,
00722
UltimateTV
01640,
01392
Memorex
00724
Uniden
Mitsubishi
00749
00724,
00722
Motorola
00869
US Digital
01535
NEC
01270
USDTV
01535
Next Level
00869
Voom
00869
Panasonic
00247,
00701
Zenith
00856,
01856
Paysat
00724
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Setup Code for DVD Players
Setup Code for DVD Players
Setup Code for DVD Players
Aiwa
20641,
21912
Go Video
Memorex
20695
Microsoft
20522
Akai
20770
Mintek
20717
Allegro
20869
Mitsubishi
Apex Digital
20672,
20717,
20797,
21061,
20796,
21056,
21937,
20794,
21020,
21915
20744,
20833,
21099,
20783,
21075,
20869,
21730
21521,
20521
Greenhill
20717
Nesa
20717
Harman/Kardon
20582,
20702
Norcent
21003
Onkyo
20503,
20627,
21924,
20792
Oritron
20651,
21980
Panasonic
20490,
21762,
21990
Philips
20503,
20539,
20646,
21914
Pioneer
20525,
20571
Polaroid
21086,
21061
Polk Audio
20539
Portland
20770
Proscan
20522
Qwestar
20651
RCA
20522,
20571,
20717,
20822
Rio
20869
Rotel
20623
Sampo
20752,
20698
Samsung
20490,
20573,
21932,
21075,
20820
Blaupunkt
20717
Blue Parade
20571
Broksonic
20695
Changhong
20627,
21061
CineVision
20869
Coby
21086
Curtis Mathes
21087
CyberHome
21024,
21023,
21129,
20816,
21117
Daewoo
20833,
21172,
20869
Denon
20490
DVD2000
20521
Emerson
20591,
20675
Enterprise
Fisher
Hitachi
20573,
20664,
21919
Hiteker
20672
Initial
20717
Integra
20627,
21924
JBL
20702
JVC
20558,
20623,
20867
Kenwood
20490,
20534
KLH
20717,
21020,
21149
Koss
20651,
21980
Lasonic
20798
LG
20591,
20869,
20801
Liquid Video
21980
Lite-On
21158,
21058
Loewe
20511
Magnavox
20503,
20539,
21976,
21914,
20675
20591
21919
Funai
20675
Gateway
21158,
21073
GE
20522,
20717
Marantz
20539
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Setup Code for DVD Players
Setup Code for CD Players
Sansui
20695
Labs
Sanyo
20695
Carver
Sharp
20630,
20752
30157,
30179
Denon
30873
Sharper Image
21117
DKK
30000
Sherwood
20770
DMX Electronics
30157
Shinco
20717
Dynamic Bass
30179
Shinsonic
20533
Fisher
Setup Code for CD Players
30145
Panasonic
30029
Parasound
30420
Philips
30626,
30157
Pioneer
31063,
31062,
30032
30179
Polk Audio
30157
20869,
21099
Garrard
30420
Proton
30157
Genexxa
30032
20533,
20864,
21033,
21904,
21903
QED
30157
Harman/Kardon
30157,
30173
Quad
30157
Hitachi
30032
Quasar
30029
Integra
30101
RadioShack
31075
SVA
20717
JVC
30072
RCA
Sylvania
20675
Kenwood
Symphonic
20675
Teac
20717,
21984,
20809
30826,
30626,
30028,
30037,
30036,
30190
31062,
30032,
30420,
30179,
30053
Realistic
30420,
30179
Technics
20490
Krell
30157
Rotel
Theta Digital
20571
30157,
30420
Linn
30157
Toshiba
20503,
20695
SAE
30157
Magnavox
30157
Sansui
30157
Marantz
30626,
30029,
30157
Sanyo
30179
SAST
30157
Sharp
30861,
30037
Silsonic
30888,
30036
Sonic Blue
Sony
V, Inc.
20123,
20124
Urban Concepts
20503
MCS
30029
Xbox
20522
Miro
30000
Yamaha
20490,
20539,
20545
Mission
30157
MTC
30420
Sonic Frontiers
30157
20503,
20591,
20869
NSM
30157
Sony
Onkyo
30868,
30101
30490,
30000,
30100
Optimus
31063,
30000,
30032,
30037,
30420,
30179,
31075,
Soundesign
30145
TAG McLaren
30157
Tascam
30420
Teac
30420
Zenith
Setup Code for CD Players
Aiwa
30157
Burmester
30420
California Audio
30029
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Technics
30029
Victor
30072
Wards
30157,
30053
Yamaha
30888,
30036
Zonda
30157
Setup Code for Audio
Amp/Tuners
Setup Code for Audio
Amp/Tuners
Audiotronic
31189
Philips
Bose
31229
31189,
31269
Capetronic
30531
Pioneer
Carver
31189
Coby
31263
31023,
30150,
30014,
30630,
30531
Denon
31360,
31142,
30904
Proscan
31254
Qisheng
31609
Setup Code for Audio
Amplifiers
Fonmix
31360
Quasar
30039
Bose
30674
Glory Horse
31263
RadioShack
31263
GE
30078
Harman/Kardon
30110
RCA
JVC
30331
Hitachi
31273
Marantz
30321
Inkel
30027
Nakamichi
30321
Integra
30135
31023,
31609,
31254,
30531,
31074
NEC
30264
JBL
30110
Sharper Image
31263
Optimus
30395
JVC
Silsonic
30176
Realistic
30395
30074,
31263
Sony
Sansui
30321
Kenwood
Shure
30264
31313,
31570,
30027
31058,
31441,
31258,
31759
Sony
30689
KLH
31428
Soundesign
30670
Soundesign
30078
Magnavox
Stereophonics
31023
Victor
30331
31189,
31269,
30531
Sunfire
31313
Wards
30078
Teac
31074,
31267
Yamaha
30354, 30133
Technics
31308,
31518,
30039
Setup Code for Audio
Amp/Tuners
ADC
30531
Aiwa
31405,
31243,
30121
Anam
31609,
31074
Marantz
31189,
31269,
30039
MCS
30039
Onkyo
30842,
30135
Thorens
31189
Victor
30074
31023,
30670,
30531,
31074
Wards
30014
Yamaha
30176,
31276,
31176
Optimus
Panasonic
31518,
30039
100
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