Apex Digital AT2002S Flat Panel Television User Manual

Stereo - AT2002S, AT2402, AT2702S
AT STEREO COLOR TELEVISIONS
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Stereo Series - AT2002S, AT2402S, AT2702S
A P E X DIG
ITAL
IN C
.C
OM
Please read this manual carefully before operation.
APEX Digital,Inc.
2919 E. Philadelphia Avenue
Ontario, California 91761
909-930-1239
FOR SERVICE CALL: 800-4-APEX-INC
Instruction Manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
Safety Precautions ..........................................................................................................................2
Specifications ..................................................................................................................................5
Feature Content ..............................................................................................................................6
Front and Rear Unit Profiles
AT2002S ..................................................................................................................................8
AT2402S ..................................................................................................................................9
AT2702S ................................................................................................................................10
Remote Control Features ..............................................................................................................11
INSTALLATION
Connecting the Antenna ................................................................................................................12
Installing the Remote Control Batteries ........................................................................................12
Connecting A/V Equipment
From Device to TV..................................................................................................................13
From TV to Device..................................................................................................................13
FUNCTIONS & FEATURES
Power On/Off ................................................................................................................................14
On Screen Display ........................................................................................................................14
Basic Functions
Changing Channels ................................................................................................................14
Adjusting Volume ....................................................................................................................14
Muting the Volume ..................................................................................................................14
Menu Selections
Picture Menu ..........................................................................................................................15
Tuner Menu ............................................................................................................................15
Timer Menu ............................................................................................................................16
System Menu
On Screen Display Language Select ..............................................................................17
Blue Background..............................................................................................................17
Closed Captions ..............................................................................................................17
Parental Guide ................................................................................................................18
Other Useful Features ..................................................................................................................19
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE.............................................................................................................20
LIMITED UNITED STATES WARRANTY ............................................................................................22
PACKING LIST
Parts
QTY
AT Series Monaural Color TV
1
Infrared Remote Control
1
Operation Manual
1
AAA Alkaline Batteries
2
1
Stereo - AT2002S, AT2402, AT2702S
BEFORE YOU BEGIN...
Congratulations! You have purchased an APEX Digital Television, one of the finest Color Televisions on the market today.
This manual will guide you in the use of the many exciting features found on APEX Digital televisions. These features will enhance your
viewing experience, making your television viewing more enjoyable than ever before. However, before you begin to use your new TV set, it
is important that you read through this entire manual for complete operating instructions. After you are finished with this manual, please retain
it for future reference. Also, please go through your TV package and verify that it has all of its contents. A packing list can be found on the
bottom of the table of contents of this manual.
Customer Record
You will find the model number and chassis number of your TV on the back of your TV set. Record these numbers in the spaces
provided below. Refer to them whenever you call APEX Digital customer service or your APEX dealer regarding this product.
Model Number:
Chassis Number:
Safety Precautions
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning symbol in the triangle tells you that the
The exclamation point in the triangle tells you that
voltage inside this product may be strong enough to
important operating and maintenance instructions
cause an electric shock.
follow this symbol. DO NOT TRY TO SERVICE
THIS PRODUCT YOURSELF.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE THIS POLARIZED PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD
RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE PRONGS CAN BE FULLY INSERTED INTO THE
OUTLET TO PREVENT ANY EXPOSURE OF THE PRONGS ON THE POLARIZED PLUG.
Avoid displaying stationary images on your TVscreen for extended periods of time. Stationary patterns generated by
computer displays, video games, stock market reports, etc. can become permanently displayed on the picture tube. This
damage is not protected by your warranty as it is the result of misuse. Should you wish to use your Apex Television to display
still images, it is always advisable to reduce brightness and contrast settings. Never leave a video game or computer display
unattended.
NOTE TO CABLE INSTALLER IN THE USA:
This reminder is provided to call your attention to Article 820 - 40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for proper
grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the
building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
2
Instruction Manual
BEFORE YOU BEGIN... (continued)
Important Safety Instructions
CAUTION
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS, KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND HEED ALL WARNINGS. FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
Electrical energy can perform many useful functions. This TV set has been engineered and manufactured to assure your personal safety. However
improper use can result in potential electrical shock or fire hazards. In order not to defeat the safe guards incorporated in this TV set, observe the
following basic rules for antenna/ TV installation, use and servicing. All operating and use instructions should be followed.
Do not remove the cabinet cover. This may expose you to dangerous voltages. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Precautions
Power Sources - The TV set should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the TV set or as indicated in the Operation Manual.
If you are not sure of the type of power supply in your home, consult your local power company. For TV sets designed to operate from battery power,
or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
Grounding or Polarization - Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider
than the other. A grounding - type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is provided for your
safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. This plug will only fit into a
grounding-type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to have a suitable outlet
installed. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding plug.
Power-Cord Protection - Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the TV.
Overloading - Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in fire or electric shock.
Lightning - For added protection for this TV set during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it
from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.If a
snapping or popping sound from a TV set is heard continuously or frequently while the TV set is operated, unplug the TV set and consult your
dealer or service technician. It is normal for TV sets to make occasional snapping or popping sounds, particularly when being turned on or off.
Heat - Do not install the TV set near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
Accessories - Do not place the TV set on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The TV set may fall, causing serious injury to a child or
adult, and serious damage to the TV set. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or accessory
recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the TV set, and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
Cart Combination - A product and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the
TV set and cart combination to overturn.
Water and Moisture Warnings - Do not use the TV set near water - for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet
basement; or near a swimming pool; and the like. The TV set should not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, should be placed on the TV set.
Object and Liquid Entry - Never push objects of any kind into the TV set through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or shortout parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the TV set.
Cleaning - Unplug the TV set from the wall outlet before cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a dry cloth for
cleaning the exterior of the TV set.
Attachments - Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer as they may cause hazards or electric shock.
Ventilation - Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the TV set and to protect it from
overheating, and these openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the TV set on a bed, sofa, rug,or
other similar surface. This TV set should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer's instructions have been adhered to.
3
Stereo - AT2002S, AT2402, AT2702S
BEFORE YOU BEGIN... (continued)
Precautions
(continued)
Damage Requiring Service - Refer ALL servicing to qualified service personnel. Please disconnect your TV set from the
wall and contact your local APEX service agent immediately if any of the following conditions are met:
a. lf the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
b. lf liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the TV set.
c. lf the TV set has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the TV set has been subject to excessive shock by being dropped, or the cabinet has been damaged.
e. If the TV set does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the TV set to its normal operation.
f. When the TV set exhibits a distinct change in performance-this indicates a need for service.
Servicing - Do NOT attempt to service the TV set yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous
voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Replacement Parts - When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or h a v e t h e s a m e c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s a s t h e o r i g i n a l parts. Unauthorized substitutions may
result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Safety Check - Upon completion of any service or repairs to the TV set, ask the service technician to perform routine safety
checks to determine that the TV set is in proper operating condition.
Disposal - When the TV set reaches the end of its useful life, improper disposal could result in a picture tube implosion.
Ask a qualified service technician to dispose of the TV set.
Antenna Setup
Example of antenna grounding according
to National Electrical Code (NEC )
Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an outdoor antenna is
installed, follow the precautions below.
An outdoor antenna system should not be located in the
vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or
power circuits, or where it can come in contact with such
power lines or circuits.
WHEN INSTALLING AN OUTDOOR ANTENNA SYSTEM,
EXTREME CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO KEEP FROM
CONTACTING SUCH POWER LINES OR CIRCUITS AS
CONTACT WITH THEM IS ALMOST INVARIABLY FATAL
Be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide
some protection against voltage surges and built-up static
charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code in USA
and Section 54 of the Canadian Electrical Code(ANSl/NFPA
70) in Canada provides information with respect to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of
the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of
grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit,
connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for
the grounding electrode.
4
Instruction Manual
BEFORE YOU BEGIN... (continued)
FCC Warning
Class B Computing Device
Information to User
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B Digital Device pursuant to part 15 of
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. lf this equipment receives interference while off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
1)
2)
3)
4)
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
lncrease the separation between the equipment and TV.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the TV is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help and for additional suggestions.
The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission helpful: “ How
to Identify and Resolve Radio - TV Interference Problems”. This booklet is available from the US Government
Printing Office. Washington, D.C. 20402, Stock No. 004-000-00345-4.
FCC Warning
The user is cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void
the user's authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: In order for an installation of the product to maintain compliance with the limits for a Class B Device, shielded
cables must be used.
SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
AT1302
AT2002
AT2402
AT2702
Television System
NTSC-M
NTSC-M
NTSC-M
NTSC-M
VHF 2-13, UHF 14~69
VHF 2-13, UHF 14~69
VHF 2-13, UHF 14~69
VHF 2-13, UHF 14~69
Channel Coverage
Cable TV Coverage
Channels Preset
Antenna Input
Screen Dimensions
Audio Output
Total Harmonic Distortion
Power Source
Mid Band (A-8~A-1, A~I);
Mid Band (A-8~A-1, A~I);
Mid Band (A-8~A-1, A~I);
Mid Band (A-8~A-1, A~I);
Super Band (J~W)
Super Band (J~W)
Super Band (J~W)
Super Band (J~W)
Hyper Band (AA~ZZ, AAA, BBB) Hyper Band (AA~ZZ, AAA, BBB) Hyper Band (AA~ZZ, AAA, BBB) Hyper Band (AA~ZZ, AAA, BBB)
Ultra Band (65~94, 100~125)
Ultra Band (65~94, 100~125)
Ultra Band (65~94, 100~125)
Ultra Band (65~94, 100~125)
181
181
181
181
75 ohm (unbalanced)
75 ohm (unbalanced)
75 ohm (unbalanced)
75 ohm (unbalanced)
11.02 x 8.27 in
280 x 210 mm
15.98 x 12.01 in.
406 x 305 mm
18.82 x 14.29 in
478 x 305 mm
21.3 x 15.9 in
540 x 405 mm
1W x 2
2W x 2
5W x 2
5W x 2
<7%
<7%
<7%
<7%
120 VAC, 60 Hz
120 VAC, 60 Hz
120 VAC, 60 Hz
120 VAC, 60 Hz
25.3 lbs (11.5 kg)
55 lbs (25 kg)
69 lbs. (31.5 kg)
88 lbs. (40 kg)
Unit Dimensions
14.7 x 14.1 x 14.6 in.
373 x 356 x 370 mm
22.3 x 17.8 x 18.8 in
566 x 450 x 477 mm
26.0 x 20.6 x 18.1 in
660 x 522 x 458 mm
29.6 x 23.2 x 18.7 in.
750 x 589 x 474 mm
Packaged Dimensions
17.8 x 16.8 x 16.8 in
450 x 425 x 425 mm
25.2 x 20.9 x 21.3 in
640 x 531 x 540 mm
29.2 x 24.1 x 21.2 in
740 x 610 x 545 mm
33.6 x 27.3 x 22.9 in.
852 x 692 x 580 mm
70W
90W
125W
135W
Unit Weight
Power Consumption
5
Stereo - AT2002S, AT2402, AT2702S
BEFORE YOU BEGIN... (continued)
Feature Descriptions
181 Channel Tuner - total number of channels the TV can receive: 2-69 in Air mode, or 1-125 in Cable mode
AV Input (Rear) - standard composite input designed for use with A/V devices, such as a VCR or DVD player
AV Input (Front) - composite input designed for sporadic use, such as with a camcorder or video game unit
AV Input (Side) - composite input designed for sporadic use, such as with a camcorder or video game unit
AV Output (Rear) - composite output for signals from TV to devices such as VCRs
AV Stereo Sound - stereo sound for superior TV viewing experience
Channel Recall - instant return to the last channel viewed
Closed Caption Display - feature that displays the text of a TV broadcast
Full Feature Remote Control - the remote control can execute all functions of the TV
On/Off Timer - feature that allows the user to set a time for the TV to turn on or off
Parental Control - used to lock out unacceptable programming
RF Antenna Jack - standard coaxial antenna jack
S-Video Input - input designed for greater clarity and sharpness; also known as S-VHS
Screen Size - the diagonal size of the TV screen
Selectable Picture Modes - preset standards for TV display: Normal, Theater, and Memory
Trilingual On Screen Display (OSD) - TV’s on screen display can be either English, French, or Spanish
Feature
181 Channel Tuner
AV Input (Rear)
AV Input (Front)
AV Input (Side)
AV Output (Rear)
AV Stereo Sound
Channel Recall
Closed Caption
Full Feature Remote
On/Off Timer
Parental Control
RF Antenna Input
S-Video Input
Screen Size
Picture Modes
Trilingual OSD
AT2002S
l
1
1
1
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
1
20”
l
l
AT2402S
l
3
1
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
1
24”
l
l
6
AT2702S
l
3
1
1
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
1
27”
l
l
Instruction Manual
Front and Rear Unit Profiles
AT2002S
Front panel
AV IN on the side panel
MAIN POWER SWITCH
INFRARED SENSOR
POWER LED
MENU SELECT
TV/VIDEO
VOLUME
CHANNEL
SELECT
DOWN/UP
DOWN/UP
Rear panel
AV1 IN
AV2 IN
S-VIDEO
RF ANTENNA IN
See the right figure.
AV OUT
7
Stereo - AT2002S, AT2402, AT2702S
Front and Rear Unit Profiles (continued)
AT2402S
Front panel
MAIN POWER SWITCH
INFRARED SENSOR
POWER LED
MENU SELECT
VOLUME
TV/VIDEO
SELECT
CHANNEL
DOWN/UP
DOWN/UP
Rear panel
AV OUT
AV1 IN
AV2 IN
AV3 IN
RF ANTENNA IN
See the figure at right.
LEFT RIGHT
8
S-VIDEO
Instruction Manual
Front and Rear Unit Profiles (continued)
AT2702S
Front panel
INFRARED SENSOR
MAIN POWER
POWER INDICATOR
SWITCH
See the following figure.
IN
IN
VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
- VOL +
MENU
VOLUME DOWN/UP
Front - set AV IN
TV/VIDEO SELECT
- CH +
CHANNEL DOWN/UP
MENU SELECT
Rear panel
AUDIO
VIDEO
AV OUT
AV1 IN
AV2 IN
See the right figure.
AV3 IN
ANTENNA IN
LEFT RIGHT
See the figure at right.
9
S - VIDEO
Stereo - AT2002S, AT2402, AT2702S
Remote Control Features
Function
(p. 11, )
Used for volume control and child lock
100+
(p. 11)
Used for channels over 99
Timer
(p. 13)
Accesses the Timer menu
FUNCTION
STANDBY
Arrows
Used to navigate the TV menus
(p. 12, 13, 14, 15)
Scan
(p. XX)
The TV will scan all active channels
Picture
(p. XX)
Selects the various Picture Modes
Recall
(p. XX)
Returns to the last channel viewed
CC
(p. XX)
Activates Closed Captioning
Standby
(p. 11)
Turns the TV On or Off
Keypad
(p.11)
KEYPAD
CH + / -
100+
VOL + / -
TIMER
DISPLAY
MENU
Used to select channels by number
ARROWS
CH + / (p. 11)
Used to adjust the current channel
VOL + / (p. 11)
Used to adjust the volume up or down
PICTURE
MUTE
Display
(p. 11)
Brings up the TV display
RECALL
VIDEO
SCAN
STEREO
SOUND
CC
Menu
Accesses the TV menus
(p. 12, 13, 14, 15)
Stereo
(p. XX)
Cycles between Mono/Stereo modes
Sound
(p. XX)
Selects various Sound modes
Mute
(p. 11)
Mutes or restores the TV volume
Video
(p. XX)
Cycles through the Video/Air modes
10
Instruction Manual
INSTALLATION
- Please read the safety instructions in this manual completely before installation.
- Install your TV in an area where direct sunlight will not fall upon the screen.
- Soft, indirect light is best for television viewing.
- Allow enough space (at least 4 in.) between the TV and any wals or enclosures for proper ventilation.
- The optimum television viewing distance is 5-7 times the screen's vertical length:
20” - 8 to 13 feet
24” - 10 to 14 feet
27” - 13 to 16 feet
Auto-Degaussing
Color television can be easily affected by magnetism, which shows as color distortion on the screen. If your TV is
affected by nearby magnetic components or appliances, press the MAIN POWER SWITCH on the front of the TV to
power off your TV for at least 1 hour. The built-in auto-degaussing circuit will eliminate the magnetic interference.
Connecting the Antenna
75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied)
VHF
UHF
or Cable
OR
300-ohm twin-lead cable (not supplied)
Antenna adapter
(not supplied)
RF Input
(back of TV unit)
VHF
OR
U/V mixer
(not supplied)
UHF
Notes:
1. It is recommended that a 75 ohm coaxial cable be used in order to
eliminate interference and noise which may occur due to nearby
radio transmissions.
2. The antenna cable should not be tied together with other wiring.
3. Set up a lightning rod and check it regularly when an outdoor antenna
is used.
Remote Control Battery Installation
1. Remove the battery compartment lid.
2. Insert two AAA batteries (included.) Make sure the positive (+) and
negative (-) polarities are correctly aligned.
3. Reattach the battery lid.
Notes:
1. Alkaline batteries are recommended for longer life.
2. Always replace both batteries at the same time.
3. Do not expose batteries to fire or break them open.
4. To avoid battery leakage, remove batteries from the remote control
when it is not to be used for a long period of time or the batteries
are exhausted.
11
Stereo - AT2002S, AT2402, AT2702S
INSTALLATION (continued)
To Connect External Equipment
The following are diagrams showing basic instructions for attaching external equipment, like a VCR or DVD player, to
your TV set. Please refer to operation manuals of external audio/video equipment that will be connected to your set for
additional instructions. PLEASE TURN ALL POWER IS OFF BEFORE CONNECTING DEVICES TOGETHER.
Connect VCR's RF OUT terminal to the ANTENNA IN jack
located on the real panel of the TV.
Coaxial Cable
Coaxial Cable
ANTENNA IN
ANTENNA IN
VCR with Modulator
Input From Device to TV
Do NOT connect the yellow composite video
terminal if using the S-Video terminal.
AUDIO/VIDEO OUT
DVD Player
With S - VIDEO Terminal
The front or side terminals may be
easier to use with a camcorder.
The connections are identical.
Yellow
Red
Camcorder
OR
VIDEO
AUDIO
Yellow
Red
White
White
Actual back of TV may vary. Please see pgs.
9-12 for your TV’s back panel illustration.
VCR
Output From TV to Device
AUDIO/VIDEO IN
Yellow
Red
VIDEO
AUDIO
White
Yellow
Red
White
VCR
12
Instruction Manual
FUNCTIONS & FEATURES
Power On/Off
1. Power On
Plug in the supply cord, and press the MAIN POWER SWITCH on the front of
the TV to turn the power on. A channel number will appear on the upper right
corner of screen. Also, the red indicator light on the TV will come on.
STANDBY
2. Standby (Soft Off)
With the main power ON, press the Standby button on the remote control. This
will put the TV in “Standby” or soft off mode. The red indicator light on TV set
will NOT turn off. To turn the TV on again, simply press the Standby button on
the remote control, or press one of the CH +/ - buttons on the TV set.
3. Power Off
With the power ON or in Standby mode, press the MAIN POWER SWITCH on
the front of the TV set to completely turn off the power to the TV set. The red
indicator light on the front of the TV set will turn off.
4. Auto Off
If the TV is ON (not Standby mode), and there is no signal is coming into the
TV set for 15 minutes, the TV will turn off.
Note:
Avoid switching the TV on and off frequently or rapidly. Doing so may shorten
the life span of internal components.
On Screen Display
Tuner Mode
Pressing the DISPLAY button on the remote control while in Tuner mode
will cause the channel number, antenna mode, and clock to appear in
the upper right of the screen. To remove, press DISPLAY again.
Video Mode
Pressing the DISPLAY button on the remote control while in Video Mode
will cause the word “Video” and the clock to be displayed. Press
DISPLAY again to remove.The word “Video” will continue to be displayed
if no video signal is present.
Basic Functions
Changing the Channel
While in Tuner mode, press the CH +/ - key to change the channel, or use the
numeric keypad to enter a new channel. For channels over 99, press the 100+
button and then the last two digits of the channel.
FUNCTION
CH + / VOL + / DISPLAY
MUTE
Adjusting the Volume
To adjust the volume, press the VOL +/ - key. Also, you may press the FUNCTION
ASSIST key along with the VOL +/ - key to adjust the volume in increments of 4.
Muting the Volume
To mute the volume, press the MUTE key. To restore the volume, press MUTE
again or press the VOL +/ - key.
13
Stereo - AT2002S, AT2402, AT2702S
FUNCTIONS & FEATURES (continued)
Function Selection Menus
All Function menus can be accessed by pressing the “Menu” key on the remote control, or using
the “Menu” key on the TV set. When finished, press the “Menu” key until the screen clears.
Picture Menu
Access
From the Main menu screen, press the “Menu” key until “Picture” is highlighted in red. Press
the left or right arrow keys to access this menu.
Features
This menu allows you to adjust the various picture settings. Use the up & down arrow keys to
move between the various settings, and the left & right arrow keys to adjust them. When
finished, press the “Menu” key to return to the main menu.
TINT:
BRIGHTNESS:
CONTRAST:
COLOR:
SHARP:
-31 (more greenish) to +31 (more purplish)
0 (dimmest) to 63 (brighter)
0 (less contrast) to 63 (more contrast)
0 (less color) to 63 (more color)
0 (less sharpness) to 63 (more sharpness)
Audio Menu
(AT2402S, AT2702S only)
Picture
Tint
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Sharp
00
32
32
32
32
Access
From the Main menu screen, press the “Menu” key until “Audio” is highlighted in red. Press
the left or right arrow keys to access this menu.
Features
This menu allows you to adjust the various audio settings. Use the up & down arrow keys to
move between the various settings, and the left & right arrow keys to adjust them. When
finished, press the “Menu” key to return to the main menu.
BASS:
TREBLE:
BALANCE:
SURROUND:
0 (less Bass) to 63 (more Bass)
0 (less Treble) to 63 (more Treble)
0 (Left Dominance) to 63 (Right Dominance)
Off; Low (slight surround effect); High (marked surround effect)
Audio
31
31
30
Bass
Treble
Balance
Surround
Low
Tuner Menu
Access
Press the “Menu” key until “Tuner” is highlighted in red. Press the
left or right arrow key to access this menu.
Note: This menu is only accessible while the TV is in Tuner mode.
Use the up & down arrow keys to move between the various settings. When finished, press
the “Menu” key to return to the main menu.
Channel: This feature allows you to select the channel being displayed. Either use the left &
right arrow keys or the numeric keypad to select the channel.
Add/Erase: This feature is used to either add or remove the presently selected channel from
the active channel list, which is used by the TV when CH +/ - is pushed. Use the left & right
arrow keys to select ADD or ERASE.
Antenna : This feature sets the TV tuner to an Air antenna or a Cable antenna. Please use
Air mode when using an over-the-air antenna; use Cable mode for a cable hookup. Use the
left & right arrow keys to select between the two options.
Auto Program: This feature will automatically add channels to your channel list, based on the
presence of a signal. If a signal is detected, that channel will be added. If there is no signal
detected then the channel will not be added. Use the right arrow key to start the process; use
the left arrow key to stop the process.
14
Tuner
Channel
Add/Erase
Antenna
Auto Program
Stop
Start
2
Add
Air
Instruction Manual
FUNCTIONS & FEATURES (continued)
Timer Menu
From the Main Menu screen, press the “Menu” key on the remote control
until “Timer” on the main screen is highlighted in red. Press the left or right
arrow key to enter this menu.
Timer
Time
This feature allows you to set the clock on the TV. With “Time” highlighted
in red, use the left & right arrow keys to set the hour. Once the hour has
been set, press the down arrow key to move to minutes, and then set them
as well. Repeat this process for the AM/PM aspect also. Please note that
on some models, the number “0” is used instead of “12.” Press the down
arrow again to move on to the next feature, or simply let the display
disappear after six seconds.
On Time
This feature will allow you to program the TV to turn on at a preset time,
and to a preset channel (see “on Channel”, below.) Use the down arrow
key to highlight this feature in red. Next, use the left & right arrow keys to
set the hour that you wish for the TV to come on. Use the down arrow key
to move to minutes, and then set them using the left & right arrow keys to
set them as well. Repeat this process for the AM/PM aspect also. Please
note that some models use the number “0” instead of “12.” Press the down
arrow to move to the next feature, or simply let the display disappear after
six seconds.
On Channel
This feature ties into the “On Time” feature described above. Use the
down arrow key to highlight this feature in red. Next, use the left & right
arrow keys, or the numeric keypad, to set the channel that the TV set will
be on when the timer activates. Press the down arrow key to move to the
next feature, or simply let the display disappear after six seconds.
Off Time
The procedure to set this feature is the same as the procedure described
above in “On Time.” Use the down arrow key to highlight this feature in
red. Next, use the left & right arrow keys to set the hour that you wish for
the TV to turn off. Use the down arrow key to move to minutes, and then
set them using the left & right arrow keys to set them as well. Repeat this
process for the AM/PM aspect also. Please note that some models use the
number “0” instead of “12.” Press the down arrow to move to the next
feature, or simply let the display disappear after six seconds.
Time
On Time
Cn Channel
Off Time
Timer
Time
On Time
Cn Channel
Off Time
Timer
Time
On Time
Cn Channel
Off Time
Timer
Time
On Time
Cn Channel
Off Time
15
Stereo - AT2002S, AT2402, AT2702S
FUNCTIONS & FEATURES (continued)
System Menu
From the Main Menu screen, press the “Menu” key until “System” is highlighted
in red. Press the right arrow key to enter this menu. Use the up & down arrow
keys to move between the various feature selections in this menu.
Language
This feature will allow you to change the language that is used for the on screen
display. With “Language” highlighted in red, use the left & right arrow keys to
select which of the three languages you wish to use - English (Eng.), Spanish
(Esp.), or French (Fra.)
System
Language
Blue Back
CCD/Text
Parental Guide
MPAA - R
Blue Back
This feature, when activated, will display a blue background on your TV screen
when there is no signal present. With “Blue Back” highlighted in red, use the left
or right arrow keys to select between On or Off.
Closed Caption
When the Closed Captioning system is turned on, your APEX television can
decode and display the Closed Captioning signal. Closed Captioning provides an
on screen display of the dialogue, narration, and sound effects of a TV program.
Closed Captions will be displayed at either the top or bottom of the screen.
With the Text mode selected, our APEX television will decode and display any
teletext signal that is being transmitted with the TV program. This information is
usually not related to the program itself. Text will be displayed ona portion of the
TV screen.
With “Closed Captioning” highlighted in red, use the left & right arrow keys to
select one of the four Closed Captioning selections (CC 1-4), or one of the four
Text selections (T1-4). Setting this feature to Off will turn off any Closed Captions.
Notes
A Closed Caption signal may not display under the following conditions:
- When viewing a dubbed video tape
- When there is poor or weak signal reception
- When the signal is changed or altered (due to interference)
- When the program does not have a Closed Caption or Text signal to decode
16
Eng.Fra. Esp.
On
Cff
On
TV - Y7
System
Language
Eng.Fra. Esp.
Blue Back
On
CCD/Text
Cff
Parental Guide
On
TV - Y7
MPAA - R
System
Language
Eng. Fra. Esp.
Blue Back
On
CCD/Text
Cff
Parental Guide
On
MPAA - R
TV - Y7
Instruction Manual
FUNCTIONS & FEATURES (continued)
System Menu (continued)
Parental Guide
This feature allows parents to block certain programs from being viewed, based
on the programs’ rating. In order to access this menu, you must first enter a
pass code. The factory default is 6688. With “Parental Guide” highlighted in red,
use the numeric keypad to enter the pass code. If this turns the Parental Guide
“Off,” press the right arrow key until Parental Guide in “On.” With Parental
Guide “On,” press the right arrow key to access the TV Rating grid.
TV Rating Grid
Using the up & down arrow keys to navigate between the ratings, press
the “Menu” key to block out a particular rating completely. Or, if you wish,
press the down arrow key to highlight an individual rating (anywhere a “U”
is displayed in the middle of the grid.) Pressing the “Menu” key with one
of these individual ratings highlighted will block only programs that
feature that particular aspect. See the TV rating diagram at right for an
example. TV ratings are defined in the charts below:
Age
Defined as
Contents
TV - Y
All Children
FV
Fantasy Violence
TV - Y7
Directed to Older Children (over 7)
D
Sexual Dialogue
TV - G
General Audience
L
Adult Language
TV - PG
Parental Guidance Suggested
S
Sexual Situations
TV - 14
Parents Strongly Cautioned
V
Violence
TV - MA
Mature Audience Only
Defined as
MPAA Rating Grid
Press the right arrow key while in the TV Rating grid to access this grid.
Use the up & down arrow keys to navigate between the MPAA ratings.
Pressing the “Menu” key with a rating highlighted will block that particular
rating from being shown on this TV. A “B” will show in red next to the
blocked rating. Please note that blocking a lower rating (for example, PG)
will block all higher ratings (PG-13, R, NC-17, X.)
Pass Code Menu
This menu allows you to change the access code for the Parental Guide
functions of the TV set. Pressing the “Menu” key when Pass Code
Control is highlighted. This will turn on or off the Pass Code function. With
the Pass Code function ON, you can also change the Pass Code. Use
the down arrow key to highlight “Pass Code,” then enter the new Pass
Code using the numeric keypad. Press the left arrow key when finished.
Notes
1. The factory default pass code of 6688 is also the override code, in case
you forget your new pass code.
2. The factory defaults have TV-MA and MPAA-X ratings blocked.
17
TV Rating Grid
TV-Rating
Rating
TV-Y
TV-Y7
TV-G
TV-PG
TV-14
TV-MA
FV
U
U
U
U
U
U
D
L
S
V
U
U U U U
U U U
U
U U
U
MPAA Rating Grid
MPAA - Rating
Movie
Rating
G
PG
PG-13
R
NC-17
X
U
U
U
U
U
U
Stereo - AT2002S, AT2402, AT2702S
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Check the following guide for a possible correction to a problem before contacting customer service.
Check FAQ at our website: www.apexdigitalinc.com.
Symptoms
No power
No picture
Correction
Connect the power plug into the wall outlet securely.
Verify the connection from the DVD/VCR video output to the TV video input is
secure.Then switch TV to the appropriate Video mode.
Verify coaxial cable from antenna is connected to RF IN.
Connect the audio cables into the terminals securely.
Verify the connection from the DVD/VCR audio output to the TV audio input.
No sound
Then switch to the appropriate mode on the receiver. Refer to your audio amplifier owner's manual.
Mute feature may be enabled.
Check whether your receiver is set to the TV mode.
Check whether the antenna is well connected to the TV receiver.
No TV signal
Unplug the TV from the wall for 30 seconds, then plug in and try again.
Unplug the antenna connection from the back of the TV, unplug the TV from
the wall, wait 30 seconds, then try again.
Stripe or purple interfe-
Interference may come from high frequency sources such as a broadcasting
rence appears in the
station, poor ground connection in cable used, or non shielded audio speakers
screen.
too close to the picture tube.
Picture becomes
snowy.
Check the antenna lead wire to see if it has open circuit or not.
Check the connection of antenna lead wire to the TV set input.
Check whether there is any damage to antenna.
Change the direction of antenna to minimize the multi image.
Picture with multi-image
The video frequency radiated from TV station can be reflected by tall buildings,
high tower, etc.
Make sure the Air/Cable setting is correct.
TV channel not received
Channel may be locked with the block channel feature, such as Parental Control.
Check Add/Erase feature, as channel may have been erased during set up.
Black box appears on
screen.
Remote control
doesn't operate.
Closed Caption to Text feature may be active.
Batteries may be weak. Replace batteries.
Make sure remote sensor is not blocked including deflection from curved glass
cabinet.
18
LIMITED UNITED STATES WARRANTY
AT2002S, AT2402S, AT2702S
Apex DigitaI, Inc. makes the foIlowing Iimited warranties. These Iimited warranties extend to the originaI consumer purchaser or any person
receiving this product as a gift from the originaI consumer purchaser and to no other purchaser or transferee.
Limited Ninety (90) Days Warranty (AT2702S Model ONLY)
Apex Digital, Inc. warrants this product and its parts against defects in materiaI or workmanship for a period of ninety (90) days after the
date of original retaiI purchase. During this period Apex DigitaI, Inc. wilI repair or repIace a defective part or product at their option, with a
new or refurbished part or product, without charge to you. Authorized Apex Digital, Inc. Service Center personnel will come to your home
when warranty service is required. Depending on the type of repair required, the service will either be performed in your home or the set will
be taken to the Authorized Apex Digital, Inc. Service Center' s repair facility for repair and then returned to your home at no cost to you.
Limited Ninety (90) Days Warranty (AT2002S, AT2402S Models ONLY)
Apex Digital, Inc. warrants this product and its parts against defects in material or workmanship for a period of ninety (90) days after the
date of original retail purchase. During this period Apex Digital, Inc. will repair or replace a defective part or product at their option, with a
new or refurbished part or product, without charge to you. You must deliver the entire product to an Authorized Apex Digital, Inc. Service
Center. You are responsible for all packing, transportation and insurance charges for the set to and from the Service Center.
Limited One (1) Year Warranty
Apex Digital, lnc. further warrants the parts in this product against defects in materiaIs or workmanship for a period of one (1) year
after the date of original retail purchase with exception of the remote control which is guaranteed for ninety (90) days. During this period
Apex Digital,Inc. will replace a defective part with a new or refurbished part without charge to you, except that if a defective part is replaced
after ninety (90) days from the date of original retail purchase, you are responsible to pay all labor charges involved in the part(s) replacement including all packing, transportation and insurance charges for the set to and from the Service Center.
Limited Two (2) Years Warranty
Apex Digital, lnc. further warrants the picture tube in this product against defects in materiaIs or workmanship for a period of two (2) years
after the date of original retail purchase. During this period Apex Digital,Inc. will replace the defective picture tube at their option with a new
or rebuilt picture tube or at their option replace the entire product with a new or refurbished product at no charge to you; if however the
defective picture tube or product is replaced after one (1) year from the date of the original retail purchase, you pay all labor, packing and
transportation charges involved in the replacement.
RentaI Product
The warranty for a rental product begins with the original date of receipt by the rentaI firm.
•
•
•
•
•
Your ResponsibiIity
The above warranties are subject to the foIIowing conditions:
You must retain your bill of sale to provide proof of purchase.
AII warranty service of this product must be made by an Authorized Apex DigitaI, Inc. Service Center.
These warranties are effective onIy if the product is purchased and operated in the U S. A. , Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
Labor service charges for set instaIlation, setup, adjustment of customer controIs and installation or repair of any type of antenna
or cabIe systems are not covered by this warranty. Reception probIems caused by inadequate antenna or cable system are your
responsibility.
• Warranties extend onIy to defects in materials or workmanship as limited above and do not extend to any product or parts which have
been Iost or discarded by you or damage to product or parts caused by misuse, accident, damage caused by Acts of God, such
as Iightning or fluctuations in eIectricaI power, improper instaIlation, improper maintenance or use in vioIation of instructions furnished by us; or to product which has been modified or had the seriaI number removed, aItered, defaced or rendered iIlegibIe.
Warranties do not cover cosmetic damages or lost accessories.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
lf after foIlowing aII the operating instructions in this manuaI and reading the section TROUBLESHOOTING you find that service is necessary:
1. Should it be necessary contact our Customer Service Center directly caIl 866 4 APEXlNC (866 427 - 3946 ), Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm
(Pacific Time).
2. After obtaining the requested information, you must present your biIl of saIe to the Authorized Service Center to obtain warranty servlce.
3. Authorized Apex Digital, lnc. Service personnel will come to your home when warranty service is required. Depending on the type of
repair required, the service will either be performed in your home or the set will be taken to the Authorized Service Center's facility for
repair and then returned to your home.
Limitations
AlI warranties implied by state law, including the impIied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are expressly
limited to the duration of the Iimited warranties as set forth above. With the exception of any warranties impIied by state law as hereby
limited, the foregoing warranty is excIusive and in Iieu of alI other warranties, guarantees, agreements and similar obligations of manufacturers or seIIer with respect to the repair or repIacement of any parts. ln no event shall Apex Digital, Inc. be IiabIe for consequentiaI or incidentaI damages.
No person, agent, distributor, deaIer or company is authorized to change, modify or extend the terms of these warranties in any manner
whatsoever. The time within which action must be commenced to enforce any obligation of Apex Digital, lnc. arising under this warranty or
under any stature, or Iaw of the United States or any state thereof, is hereby Iimited to ninety (90 ) days from the date you discover or shouId
have discovered the defect. This Iimitation does not appIy to impIied warranties arising under state Iaw.
This warranty gives you specific rights and you may aIso have these rights which may vary from state to state. Some states do not aIlow
Iimitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, when an action may be brought, or the excIusion or Iimitation of incidental or consequentiaI
damages, so the above provisions may not appIy to you.
29