LD3249 USER’S MANUAL 32” LCD TELEVISION 03/2009 Safety Instructions CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN Safety: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS ARE INSIDE. REFER TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL ONLY. The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the television. WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARDS, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. NOTE TO CABLE/TV INSTALLER: This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the National Electric Code (U.S.A.). The code 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 the cable entry as practical. FCC REGULATORY INFORMATION: This television 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 television 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 television does cause interference to other electronic equipment, which can be determined by turning the television off and on, then the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: - Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. - Increase the separation between the equipment and television. - Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the television is connected. - Consult your dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for assistance. 1 Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Safety Instructions 2 3 Safety Instructions Table of Contents 4 3D Digital noise reduction digitally reduces image noise while “film-mode’ detection adjusts the picture, providing a more natural looking and clearer image. We recommend that you read the user manual thoroughly before use to familiarize yourself with the installation and adjustment options available to you, thereby enjoying all the features of the LD3249 for many years to come. The LD3249 package includes the following items: • • • • • Remote Control AAA Batteries AC Power Cord Quick Start Guide User Manual • Quick Start Guide POWER 3 2 1 6 5 4 9 8 7 0 VOL MUTE + LL RECA CH INPUT V IDE GU FAV EX IT MEN U Introduction What’s In The Box Your television offers many digital and analog inputs. Three (3) High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) interconnects offer the purest audio and video digital signal when connected to compatible HD sources (ie: HD settop box, high definition DVD player, gaming console). Other video connections available include two (2) sets of HD component video, (2) composite input jacks, one S-Video input jack and one VGA terminal for connection to a computer. A coaxial digital audio (SPDIF) jack is included to connect through your home amplifier/receiver to provide a spectacular home theater experience. V 5 Thank you for purchasing the Apex LD 3249 HD Television. It has been designed to enjoy today’s high definition television experience. With a display resolution of 1366 x 768 (720p) you are assured of one of the finest quality televisions available today. View HDTV and digital broadcasts (if available in your area) over-the-air when connected to an antenna. Choose an outdoor antenna for the best possible reception. Visit www.antenna.org. ENTER SLEEP CCD CH.LIST MTS ZOOM AUDIO AY DISPL RE PICTU • Remote Control • AAA Batteries x 2 • AC Power Cord Remote Control Your remote control handset is powered by two (2) AAA type batteries • Place two (2) AAA batteries into the compartment with correct polarity. • When pointed towards the television, the effective range is approximately 16 feet from the front of the IR receiver, 30° to the left and right, 20° up and down. • To avoid damage from possible battery chemical leakage, remove the batteries if you do not plan to use the remote control handset for an extended period of time. Do not mix batteries of different age and/or type. Always discard used batteries safely. • Do not expose remote control to liquids, direct sunlight or sources of excessive heat. • The IR receiver will not work properly if TV is in direct sunlight, the remote control is pointed off-axis or an object is in the IR path. Battery Install • To insert batteries, turn the remote control over and remove the battery cover. • Replace the cover. 30° 30° IR Receiver 1 2 4 7 3 5 6 8 9 0 + V V NOTE: Improper use of batteries can result in a chemical leakage or explosion. ENTER 6 1. Power - To turn the LCD display ON or OFF (Standby) *Master power switch located on the rear of the TV must be turned ON. 2. Number Buttons / ( -- ) - Press to select your desired television channel. For example: to select a digital channel for channel 4, press 4-1 (if available). 3. Recall - Press to select between the current and previously viewed television channel. POWER 4. Volume (+/-) - Adjust Volume UP or DOWN. 1 5. Channel ( /V) - Select Channel UP or DOWN. 2 6. Mute - Press to temporarily turn sound off. Press again to resume. An icon will display when Mute is active. (See pg. 8, 11-14) 7. Input - Press to select TV Input sources (TV, AV, S-Video, Component, HDMI, VGA). 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 8. Guide - Press to view scheduled programming for the current channel viewed (if available). 9. Favorite - Press to display a list of Favorite TV Channels you have added. (See pg. 26 for details) 4 10. Menu - Press to display the User menu. Press qpt u to navigate & make selections in To confirm a selection, press ENTER. 13. Ch List - Press to display a list of channels saved in the TV tuner memory. ZOOM:NORMAL > ZOOM:WIDE > ZOOM:ZOOM > ZOOM:CINEMA. 15. Sleep - Press to activate the sleep function to turn off the television automatically: OFF > 5 Min > 10 Min > 15 Min > 30 Min > 45 Min > 60 Min > 90 Min > 120 Min > 180 Min > 240 Min. INPUT 8 10 E GUID FAV 12 13 15 17 7 20. Audio - Press to select from various preset audio EQ settings: Personal > Standard > Music > Movie.(See pg. 19 for details) 11 14 SLEEP CH.LIST ZOOM DISPLAY CCD MTS AUDIO PICTURE 19 18. Picture - Press to display or select from various preset picture modes: 19. MTS (multi-channel TV sound) - Press to select a second audio channel (if available). 7 ENTER 17. CCD - Select Closed Caption subtitles. (if available) OFF > ON > CC ON MUTE. (See pg. 22 for details) Personal > Standard > Dynamic > Movie. (See pg. 18 for details) 5 9 16. Display - Press to display program information currently on screen. 3 V Use qpt u to highlight and make channel selection. 14. Zoom - Press to display or select viewable picture size options: 6 + CH IT EX 12. Arrow Buttons / Enter - Use qpt u to navigate and make selections. MUTE (See pg. 17-26 for details) 11. Exit - Press to exit the Menu after setting user preferences. RECALL VOL M EN U the Picture, Audio, Time, Setup, Parental & TV menus. Overview 1 V V Remote Control Functions can be controlled using the remote control handset NOTE: When using the remote control, point it directly at the TV. 16 18 20 input options. Press qp buttons to highlight an input. Press ENTER I to select. INPUT SOURCE SOURCE INPUT TV AV1 AV2 S Video Component 1 Component 2 HDMI 1 HDMI 2 HDMI 3 VGA - 2. Menu - Press the MENU button to display and adjust your TV settings. Press again to turn the OSD (on screen display) OFF. To adjust settings from here, press CH+/CH- qp to navigate to a highlighted setting then press VOL+/VOL- to select and adjust. IR Receiver CH+ CHVOL- Side Panel POWER 5 4. Volume (VOL+/VOL- pq ) - Press the pq buttons to adjust volume up or down. These buttons are also used to adjust settings in the MENU mode. VOL+ 4 3. Channel (CH V/ qp) - Press the qp buttons to select a channel in TV mode. These buttons are also used to adjust settings in the MENU mode. 5. Power - Press the POWER button turn the LCD display ON/OFF (standby). When the power is on, the blue LED illuminates . The screen image will appear within a few seconds. Front & Side Panel MENU 3 INPUT 1 2 V A soft blue light illuminates when television is powered ON TV Overview 1. Input - After connecting your DVD, Cable Box, etc., select the appropriate input source to view. Press the INPUT button to display NOTE: To turn OFF power completely, switch the Master Power button located on the rear of the television. When the Master Power switch is off, neither the remote control or television POWER button will function (See pg. 9 for details) 8 TV Overview Disassembly of TV Pedestal To remove the pedestal stand from the television, unscrew the (6) Philips head screws and slide the TV upward while securing the base. TV REAR PANEL 2 HDMI 3 HDMI 2 HDMI 1 1 Rear Panel & Pedestal Removal 1 2 3 1. Master Power ON/OFF Switch - When the master power is switched OFF, the power button located on the remote control and right side of the television will not function. Make sure it is switched ON for regular TV viewing on a daily basis. 2. AC Power Plug - Insert power plug during initial setup. 3. HDMI Inputs (3) - Connects to digital AV equipment that feature HDMI connectivity. HDMI supports enhanced high definition video and two-channel digital audio all from one cable. *Recommended for best performance 4. PC IN - VGA/Audio Input (3.5mm) - Connect an optional VGA cable from your personal computer and a 3.5mm audio cable for sound. 9 AV2 4 5 AV1 6 7 8 9 5. YPbPr 1/2 Inputs and R/L Audio Inputs (2) - Connect up to two (2) AV devices that feature component (YPbPr) video and audio output jacks. 6. AV 1/2 Inputs (2) - Connect up to two (2) standard AV devices to the composite VIDEO (Y) and AUDIO (L/R) output jacks found on most external video equipment. 7. S-Video - Connects to the S-Video output jack found on external video equipment. For audio, connect an AUDIO L/R cable to the L/R on AV1 adjacent to the S-Video input. 8. SPDIF - Connect an optional coaxial digital cable through a compatible amp/receiver to enjoy superior audio sound. 9. RF Input - Connect antenna or cable for television reception. Roof Antenna / Cable Outlet Installation TV REAR PANEL 2 HDMI 3 HDMI 2 AV2 HDMI 1 1 AV1 How to connect with an indoor or rooftop antenna • Connect the RF coaxial (75ohm) cable from your existing roof top antenna or wall outlet. Finger tighten the F-Connector end to the TV input on the rear panel. • See page 17 for initial TV setup and Channel Auto scan. • Tune to TV programming directly from the television tuner. F - Connector or F - Connector optional HDMI cable Cable Wall Outlet TV REAR PANEL 2 HDMI 2 AV2 HDMI 1 1 AV1 Cable / Satellite Set Top Box How to connect with Digital Cable / Satellite Set Top Box • Connect the RF coaxial (75ohm) cable from the video outlet of your cable / Satellite box to the RF input on the TV’s rear panel. Select Ch. 3 or 4 on the TV and select a channel. • For better performance, use AV, component or an HDMI installation. Refer to your set top box user manual. • See page 17 for initial TV setup and Channel Auto scan. F - Connector Connection to Antenna & Cable/Satellite Digital Cable / Satellite Set Top Box HDMI 3 Installation It is strongly recommended that the installation of a high quality roof top antenna, digital cable, or satellite set top box be used in conjunction with your television for best broadcast reception. For indoor use, we suggest an amplified HDTV antenna. 10 Installation Connecting to an HD Set-Top Box or High Definition DVD Player Using HDMI Digital Set Top Box, Gaming Console, or DVD w/ HDMI interface TV REAR PANEL 2 HDMI 3 HDMI 2 AV2 HDMI HDMI 1 1 AV1 optional HDMI cable Connection to HDMI Inputs For BEST video performance 11 Connect to A/V equipment that offers HDMI, an uncompressed, all digital video / audio interface found on today’s HD digital set top boxes and high definition DVD players. Use of this pure digital technology offers enhanced high definition video and digital audio all via a single cable. There are three (3) HDMI inputs available for use with HD Set Top Boxes, gaming consoles and HD DVD / Blu-ray players. How to Connect HDMI • From your external digital A/V equipment, connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI output to the HDMI input on the TV’s rear panel. How To Use • Press the INPUT button on the remote control. Use qp arrow buttons to highlight the input to view (HDMI 1,2,3) then press ENTER. INPUT SOURCE SOURCE INPUT TV AV1 AV2 S Video Component 1 Component 2 HDMI 1 HDMI 2 HDMI 3 VGA - TV REAR PANEL 2 HDMI 3 HDMI 2 AV2 HDMI 1 1 AV1 Installation Connecting A/V Equipment to Component Video IN (YPbPr1,YPbPr2) on your television optional Component cables Digital Set Top Box, Gaming Console or DVD For BETTER video performance Connect to A/V equipment that features component video output jacks for excellent performance. There are two (2) YPbPr component video and audio inputs for use with set top boxes, gaming consoles, and DVD players. • • Connect optional component video cables (blue, green, red) from the video output jacks (Y, Pb, Pr) on your external A/V equipment (ie: DVD Player, set top box) to the YPbPr1 and/or YPbPr2 input(s) on the TV’s rear panel. Connect white/red audio cables for sound from the audio (L/R) output jacks on your external A/V equipment (ie: DVD Player, set top box) to the YPbPr1 or YPbPr2 L/R input(s) on the TV’s rear panel. How to Use • Press the INPUT button on the TV remote control. Use qp arrow buttons to highlight the input to view (Component 1,2) then press ENTER. INPUT SOURCE SOURCE INPUT TV AV1 AV2 S Video Component 1 Component 2 HDMI 1 HDMI 2 HDMI 3 VGA - Connection to Component YPbPr Inputs How to Connect Component • When connecting A/V equipment to your television, match the colors of the connecting jacks (Video: Blue, Green, Red; Audio: White/Red) 12 Installation Connecting A/V Equipment to Composite or S-Video IN on your television TV REAR PANEL 2 HDMI 3 HDMI 2 HDMI 1 1 For GOOD video performance Connect to A/V equipment using optional video and audio cables. Composite and S-Video output jacks are available on most set top boxes and DVD players. (Component or HDMI connections are recommended for best performance, if possible). Connection to Composite/S-Video Inputs How to Connect Composite • When connecting A/V equipment to your television, match the colors of the connecting jacks (Video: Yellow; Audio: White/Red) 13 • • Connect the yellow video cable from the video output jack on your external A/V equipment (ie: DVD Player, set top box) to AV1 or AV2 input on the TV’s rear panel. Connect the white/red audio cables for sound from the audio (L/R) output jacks on your external A/V equipment (ie: DVD Player, set top box) to the AV1 or AV2 (L/R) jacks on the TV’s rear panel. How to Connect S-Video • Connect an optional S-Video cable from the S-Video output jack on your external A/V equipment to the S-Video input on the TV’s rear panel. • AV2 Connect the white/red audio cables for sound from the audio (L/R) output jacks on your external A/V equipment to the AV1 (L/R) input on the TV’s rear panel. How to Use • Press the INPUT button on the remote control. Use qp arrow buttons to highlight the input to view (AV1, AV2, S-Video) then press ENTER. AV1 NOTE: An S-Video cable is for video only. You must connect audio cables for sound. optional cables Digital Set Top Box, Gaming Console PUT T S SOU OURC E IIN NPU RC E TV AV 1 AV 2 S V ideo Component 1 Component 2 HDMI 1 HDMI 2 HDMI 3 VG A - PUT T S SOU OURC E IIN NPU RC E TV AV 1 AV 2 S V ideo Component 1 Component 2 HDMI 1 HDMI 2 HDMI 3 VG A - TV REAR PANEL 2 HDMI 3 HDMI 2 AV2 HDMI 1 1 AV1 Installation Connecting a Personal Computer with VGA to your television Recommended computer display resolution:1280 x 1024 @ 60 HZ How to Connect a PC • Connect using an optional male to male VGA cable from your PC to the VGA input on the TV’s rear panel. How to Connect Audio sound • Connect an optional 3.5mm audio cable from the computer’s mini audio output jack to the audio input on the TV’s rear panel. optional cables INPUT SOURCE SOURCE INPUT TV AV1 AV2 S Video Component 1 Component 2 HDMI 1 HDMI 2 HDMI 3 VGA - Connection to a Personal Computer How to Use • Press the INPUT button on the remote control. Use qp arrow buttons to highlight the input to view (VGA) then press ENTER. 14 Installation Connection to a Home Theater Audio System TV REAR PANEL 2 HDMI 3 HDMI 2 AV2 HDMI 1 1 AV1 optional digital cable For BEST audio performance Connecting to a Home Theater System Dolby Digital can deliver optimal 2 channel stereo or surround sound with five discrete full range channels plus a sixth channel for a subwoofer. Connection to a Home Theater System Enjoy optimal sound reproduction from your system with a Dolby Digital amplifier that incorporates a digital coaxial input. Connect an optional digital cable directly to the television’s SPDIF audio output to listen through all inputs except VGA. (The VGA does not support digital audio) How To Setup Digital Output* • Press the MENU button on the remote control. • Press the right u arrow button to select AUDIO. • Press the down q arrow button to highlight SPDIF type u Raw or PCM* Front Right Speaker Front Left Speaker Center Channel Dolby Digital (5.1) Surround Connection Example Surround Left Speaker 15 *NOTE: Refer to the User Manual from your home theater equipment for recommended audio settings. Surround Right Speaker Subwoofer TV REAR PANEL 2 HDMI 3 HDMI 2 AV2 HDMI 1 1 AV1 Installation Connecting to a Home Theater Audio System Connecting to a Stereo Receiver/Amplifier optional cables • Enjoy realistic sound from a stereo / receiver amplifier or Dolby Pro Logic sound system when connected to your AV equipment. NOTE: When audio cables are connected to a stereo / receiver amplifier, no audio sound will be heard from the TV’s built-in speakers. Digital Set Top Box, Gaming Console or DVD Center Channel How to Use (Video) Press the appropriate INPUT button on the remote control. Use qp arrow buttons to highlight the input to view then press ENTER. How to Use (Audio) Select the appropriate input from your audio equipment. Front Right Speaker Front Left Speaker Connection to a Receiver/Amplifier Example: Diagram illustrates the connection of audio cables from your AV equipment to a stereo receiver instead of the audio (L/R) jacks on the TV’s rear panel. Dolby Prologic Surround Receiver Dolby Surround Connection Illustration Surround Left Speaker Surround Right Speaker 16 Initial TV Setup TV Channel Setup & Channel Auto Scan 17 After you have initially connected your TV antenna or cable (no set top box) turn the television ON. A screen will display asking you to run a Channel Auto Scan to search and receive available local digital channels. It is here where you will select antenna options and run Channel Auto Scan. Channels will be stored in the TV tuner. • • • Press the MENU button on the remote control. Using the t u arrow buttons, scroll to highlight TV mode. Press the down q arrow button to highlight AIR/CABLE How to Navigate: .Select AIR when connected Air Mode Cable Mode to an indoor/outdoor antenna. Select CABLE if you subscribe to a pay television service including satellite. • Press the t u arrow button to highlight AIR • Using the t u arrow button to highlight CABLE • Press the down q arrow button to select Auto Scan then press the u right arrow button to start Channel Auto Scan. • Press the q arrow button to select AUTO SCAN. Press ENTER and the cursor will move up and CABLE SYSTEM will be displayed next. • Channel Auto Scan may take several minutes to complete. • Press the u arrow button to select STD > IRC > HRC > Auto (Auto is recommended). • Press the down q arrow button to select Auto Scan and press ENTER to start Channel Auto Scan NOTE: For cable or satellite users with no TV antenna, there no need to run Channel Auto Scan. Connect your cable or satellite set top box to one of the available inputs on the TV for viewing. • Channel Auto Scan may take several minutes to complete. How to Navigate: Press the MENU button on the remote control. Navigate using t u arrow buttons to select PICTURE. Press the down q arrow button to highlight PICTURE MODE, then press the u arrow button to select your viewing preference from 4 factory options: STANDARD > DYNAMIC > MOVIE > PERSONAL. The STANDARD setting is recommended for most viewing environments. Depending on the ambient light level in the room, you may find one of the other options more pleasing. To make more critical adjustments based on your own preferences in PERSONAL: • Use down q arrow button to highlight Contrast. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to increase or decrease contrast intensity. Menu Adjustments The PICTURE menu offers options to enhance and refine the picture displayed on your TV based on ambient room light and personal preferences. Adjustment options include contrast, brightness, color, sharpness and color temperature. • Use down q arrow button to highlight Brightness. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to increase or decrease overall brightness. • Use down q arrow button to highlight Tint. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to adjust colors toward green or reddish tint. • Use down q arrow button to highlight Sharpness. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to soften or view crisper edges in the picture. • Use down q arrow button to highlight Color Temperature. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to select COOL (more bluish tone), NORMAL or WARM. The default setting is NORMAL. WARM mode will provide color that is calibrated to D6500° Kelvin, the standard color that broadcast stations and the Motion Picture industry consider as the most accurate to view programming. Note: When adjustments are completed, you may select another menu by pressing the Menu button. Picture Menu • Use down q arrow button to highlight Color. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to increase or decrease color intensity. 18 Menu Adjustments Audio Menu 19 The AUDIO menu offers options to make sound enhancements while listening through the built-in speakers or to select digital audio options when connected to a Dolby Digital receiver though a (SPDIF) coaxial digital output. How to Navigate: Press the MENU button on the remote control. Navigate using t u arrow buttons to select AUDIO. Press the q arrow button to highlight SOUND MODE, then press the u arrow button to select your sound preference from 4 factory options: PERSONAL > STANDARD > MUSIC > MOVIE. To make more critical sound adjustments based on your own preferences in PERSONAL: • Use down q arrow button to highlight Bass. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to increase or decrease low frequency intensity. • Use down q arrow button to highlight Treble. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to increase or decrease high frequency intensity. • Use down q arrow button to highlight Balance. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to adjust sound towards the left or right speaker. • Use down q arrow button to highlight Surround. Press the u arrow button to turn the dimensional surround effect ON or OFF. (for built-in speakers only). • Use down q arrow button to highlight AVC. Navigate using the u arrow button. In the ON position, Automatic Volume Control will limit the level of increased volume heard during television commercials and volume differences between inputs. • Use down q arrow button to highlight Audio Language. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to select to listen to an alternative language broadcast (if available) English > Spanish > French. • Use down q arrow button to highlight SPDIF type. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to select between PCM (Analog Audio) > RAW (Digital Audio). See page 15. (You may select an alternative language using the remote control by pressing MTS) Note: When adjustments are completed, you may select another menu by pressing the Menu button. How to Navigate: Press the MENU button on the remote control. Navigate using arrow t u buttons to select TIME. • Use down q arrow button to highlight Time Zone. Then press the u arrow button to select between: EASTERN > CENTRAL > MOUNTAIN > PACIFIC > ALASKA > HAWAII • Use down q arrow button to highlight Daylight Savings Time. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to turn this feature on or off. Menu Adjustments The TIME menu includes adjustment of settings for your local time zone and daylight savings time. The clock will adjust automatically after the initial Channel Auto Scan of available broadcast channels in your area. (See page 17 for Initial TV Setup) 2009 Date & Time Menu Note: When adjustments are completed, you may select another menu by pressing the Menu button. 20 Menu Adjustments Setup Menu 21 In the SETUP menu you may change the initial set up of preferences that include settings for language, menu display, computer monitoring, closed captions, enhancement of black detail in the picture and resetting your TV back to its factory default status. How to Navigate: Press the MENU button on the remote control. Navigate using arrow t u buttons to select SETUP. Gain access to display options by pressing the down q arrow button to highlight Menu Language or other options, then press u arrow button on your remote to select. • Other languages include Spanish and French. • Highlight Noise Reduction. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to reduce video noise: Off > Low > Medium > High (Default setting: Low) • Highlight Transparency. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to turn Off u On the translucent effect of the User menu. • Highlight XVS. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to select: Off > On. XVS provides noticeable black detail enhancement that may be preferred. • Highlight Zoom Mode. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to select the viewing mode displayed: Normal > Wide > Zoom > Cinema. (This feature is also available on the remote control. See page 27) • Highlight Restore Default. Press the u arrow button to automatically set all adjustments back to their original settings. When prompted, Select “Yes” to confirm. NOTE: Closed Caption and Advanced are features described on the following pages. How to Navigate: Press the MENU button on the remote control. Navigate using arrow t u buttons to select SETUP. Press the down q arrow button to highlight Closed Caption. • Use down q arrow button to highlight Advanced Selection. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to select Service 1-6. • Use down q arrow button to highlight Option. Press the u arrow button to enter a menu with options to customize text fonts, colors and opacities. • Use down q arrow button to highlight Basic Selection. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons select CC 1-4, Text 1-4. Note: When adjustments are completed, you may select another menu by pressing the Menu button. Setup Menu • Use down q arrow button to highlight CC Mode. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons select Off > On > CC on Mute Menu Adjustments The SETUP menu includes adjustments for activating the Closed Caption feature for display on the television and customizing CC display types and font styles. 22 Menu Adjustments Setup Menu 23 In the SETUP menu you may adjust the position of images displayed on screen once you connect an input signal from your PC. Recommended resolution is 1280 x 1024. If your PC system uses a standard signal mode, the screen will adjust automatically. Connect an optional 3.5mm audio cable for stereo sound. See page 14 for details. How to Navigate: After connecting to a PC, press the INPUT button and highlight VGA, then press ENTER. Press the MENU button on the remote control and navigate using arrow t u buttons to select SETUP. Gain access to position adjustment options by pressing the down q arrow button to highlight Advanced, then press u arrow button to select from the following options. • Highlight Clock. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to control the width of the image. • Highlight H-Pos. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to adjust the position of images displayed from side to side. • Highlight Phase. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to improve focus and image stability. • Highlight V-Pos. Navigate using the t u arrow buttons to adjust the position of images displayed up and down. • Highlight Auto. Press the u arrow button to automatically adjust the display to the best setting. When prompted, select Yes to confirm. When prompted, Select “Yes” to confirm. How to Navigate: Press the MENU button on the remote control. Navigate using arrow t u buttons to select PARENTAL. Gain access to parental rating options by pressing the down q arrow button to highlight ENTER PASSWORD. Enter your 4 digit code (factory default code is “0000”) unless previously changed. • To set parental controls for television programming or DVD movies, press the down/up qp arrow buttons to highlight US. Navigate using the t u buttons to highlight TV/MPAA menu. • Highlight TV, then press the u arrow button to enter the TV Ratings menu to select your preference. • To make changes to PARENTAL controls, highlight SYSTEM LOCK then press the u arrow button to ON. • Highlight MPAA then press the u arrow button repeatedly to select your movie rating preference. NOTE: RRT Setting and Reset RRT are not user adjustable settings. TV -Y TV -Y7 TV -G TV - PG TV - 14 TV - MA Appropriate for all children Appropriate for all children over 7 General Audience Parental Guidance Suggested Parents Strongly Cautioned Mature Audience Only G General Audience PG Parental Guidance Suggested PG13 Parents Strongly Cautioned R Restricted NC17 No One Under 17 Permitted X Adults Only Parental Menu • To change the password, press u arrow button to display a screen to enter your new password, then confirm again. (Not illustrated) Menu Adjustments In the Parental menu, you may block television and movie programming based on TV ratings and Motion Picture Association guidelines. To gain access and select your preferences within the Parental menu make certain your input is set to TV. 24 Menu Adjustments Parental Menu 25 In the PARENTAL menu, you may block television and movie programming based on Canadian TV and movie rating guidelines. To gain access and select your preferences within the Parental menu make certain your input is set to TV. How to Navigate: Press the MENU button on the remote control. Navigate using arrow t u buttons to select PARENTAL. Gain access to rating options by pressing the downq arrow button to highlight ENTER PASSWORD.. Enter your 4 digit code (factory default code is “0000”) unless previously changed. See page 24 for information on how to change your password. • Navigate using down q arrow button to highlight CANADA ENGLISH then press the u arrow button repeatedly to select your ratings preference. • Navigate using down q arrow button to highlight CANADA FRENCH then press the u arrow button repeatedly to select your ratings preference. E C C8+ G PG 14+ 18+ Appropriate for everyone Appropriate for all children Appropriate for everyone 8 years old and up General Audience Parental Guidance Appropriate for Children over 14 years old Mature Audience Only E Appropriate for everyone G General Audience 8 ans+ Appropriate for Children 8 years old and up 13 ans+ Appropriate for Children 13 years old and up 16 ans+ Appropriate for Children 16 years old and up 18 ans+ Mature Audience Only Note: When adjustments are completed, you may select another menu by pressing the Menu button. How to Navigate: Press the MENU button on the remote control. Navigate using arrow t u buttons to select TV. Press the down q button to highlight your preferences. • Highlight FAVORITE to add channels to your Favorites List. Navigate using the t u qp arrow buttons to select channels to be added or deleted from your list. Press ENTER to add or delete a channel. A checkmark indicates a channel has been added. You may also display your FAVORITE list from the remote control by pressing FAV. TV Menu • Highlight ADD/DELETE to select or skip channels already in memory. Navigate using the t u qp arrow buttons to access the list of available channels. Press ENTER to change the channels status. A checkmark indicates a channel has been added. Menu Adjustments The TV menu provides for the setup of your television to receive TV channels, store your favorites, add or skip channels and label them by their call letters. (For antenna and Channel Auto Scan setup, please refer to page 17.) • Highlight CHANNEL LABEL to name or rename a broadcast channel. Navigate using the u arrow button to enter the screen menu to re-label a channel. Use the qp arrow buttons to spell out each letter, number or character. Use t u arrow buttons to advance to the next space. NOTE: The DTV SIGNAL is a measurement of signal strength for the current channel viewed. 26 Zoom Mode The ZOOM function offers several viewing display options on the 16:9 screen. Press ZOOM to cycle through the following widescreen settings. 1. NORMAL Press ZOOM to cycle through the following widescreen settings. Recommended for viewing native widescreen content and undistorted 4:3 images. (With Black Bars) 2. WIDE Stretches certain 4:3 content and may reduce the black bars. 3. ZOOM Stretches the image both vertically and horizontally to fill the screen when viewing widescreen content. The zoom effect will crop images somewhat. 4. CINEMA When viewing 4:3 content, Cinema mode will fill the entire screen eliminating the side black bars. It may also eliminate or reduce black bars on certain widescreen movies. 27 Specifications 28 29 Troubleshooting AC power plug Add/Delete channels Advanced mode Advanced selection Air/Cable Antennainstallation Arrow buttons Audio setup & adj. Audio Language AVC (Audio volume control) B Balance adjustment Bass adjustment Batteries Brightness adjustment C CCD (Closed Caption) Cable installation Canadian Ratings Channel Up/Down Channel Auto Scan Channel Label Channel List Clock Cinema Zoom Coaxial Digital Output Color adjustment Color Temperature Composite Input Component Input Computer connection Contrast adjustment D Dash ( - ) Daylight Savings Time Default settings Digital Cable Digital set top box Digital audio Dolby Digital 9 26 23 22 10,17 10 7 7,14-16, 19 19 19 19 19 6, 29 18 7, 22 10, 17 25 7-8 17 26 7 20, 23 27 15 18 18 13 12 14, 23 18 7 20 21 10 10 15 15, 16 Display Display Modes for PC E Exit F Favorite Channels G Guide H HDMI Input Home theater I IR Receiver Input L Languages LED light M Master Power Menu MTS Mute Movie Ratings Movie mode N Normal Zoom Noise Reduction Number buttons P Parental Control Password Pedestal stand removal PC PCM Phase 7 14 7 7, 26 7 11 15, 16 6, 8 7-8, 11-14 19, 21 8 8-9 7-8, 17-26 7, 19 7 24-25 18 27 21 7 24-25 24-25 9 9, 14, 23 15 23 Picture Modes Power R RAW Ratings (TV, Movie) Recall Remote Control RF Input Restore Default setting Reset Password Roof Antenna S Satellite installation Sleep timer S-Video Input Sharpness adjustment SPDIF Type Standby Speakers (built-in) Surround Sound T Time Zone Tint adjustment Treble adjustment Transparency V Video adjustment Volume adjustment VGA installation & adj. W Wide Zoom 7, 18 7-9 15 24-25 7 6-7 9, 10 21 24 10 Index A 10-13 7 9, 13 18 9, 15, 19 7-8 16, 19 15-16, 19 20 18 19 21 18 7-8 9, 14, 23 27 XYZ XVS (Black detail enhancement)21 YPbPr 9, 12 Zoom Modes 7, 21, 27 30 Warranty Limited North American Warranty Apex Digital Inc. LD3249 Apex Digital, Inc. expresses the following limited warranty. This warranty extends to new APEX LD3249 purchased from an authorized Apex U.S. reseller/retailer and used within the U.S. by the original purchaser or consumer received the new product as a gift and no other purchaser or transferee. You must retain the original bill of sale for proof of purchase. Limited One (1) Year Warranty Apex Digital warrants the parts in this product against defects in material or workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. During this period, Apex Digital will replace a defective part with a new or refurbished part without charge to you. It is the responsibility of the consumer to retain original packaging or provide like packaging in order to facilitate the warranty process. Apex Digital, Inc. will incur no liability whatsoever to provide packaging for warranty items. Upon receipt of the warranty item, should it be determined that the packaging was insufficient, Apex Digital Inc., at its discretion, may void the warranty. The consumer is responsible for the transportation (cost) and insurance charges (if applicable) for the set to the Service Center or Apex Digital. The consumer will be responsible for all tariffs, duty and taxes imposed to ship or receive warranty or warranty replacement units to and from the U.S. You must receive a return authorization number before sending a unit in for service. Limited Ninety (90) Days Labor Warranty Apex Digital warrants it will be responsible for labor charges for repair or replacement of parts on this product for a period of ninety days from the date of original retail purchase. During this period, Apex Digital will repair or replace a defective part at its sole option, with a new or refurbished part or product without charge to you, except for the shipping charges incurred by the consumer, if any, to the Service Center. Your Responsibility The above warranties are subject to the following conditions: You must retain the original bill of sales to provide proof of purchase. There are no exceptions. You must call the provided phone number for an assessment of the problem. No service or shipment of product will be accepted unless an RMA# is provided, attached or printed to shipping carton along with bill of sale. You are responsible for all tariffs and taxes imposed to ship or receive warranty or warranty replacement units to and from the U.S. These warranties are effective only if product is purchased through an Authorized retail reseller and the unit is operated in North America. Labor service charges for set installation, setup, adjustment of consumer controls and installation or repair of any type of antenna or cable systems are not covered by this warranty. Reception problems caused by inadequate antenna or cable systems are your responsibility. Warranties extend only to defects in materials or workmanship as limited above and do not extend to any other products or parts that have been lost, discarded or damaged by misuse, accident, neglect, acts of God, such as lightning or voltage surges in the home, improper installation, improper maintenance or use in violation of instructions provided or product which has been modified, have had the serial number removed, altered, or rendered illegible. Warranties do not cover cosmetic damage or lost accessories. How to Obtain Warranty Service If after following the operating instructions, the Troubleshooting Guide and the FAQ pages on televisions, found at our website, www.apexdigitalinc.com. 1. Should it be necessary to contact Customer Service Center directly, call (866) 427-3946 Daily 8am to 6pm (Pacific Time). You will be instructed on how your claim will be processed. 2. Have your pertinent information available including proof of purchase and an understanding of the complaint. 31 Limitations Your LCD panel is an innovative device that is manufactured to precise tolerances with active performing pixels of at least 99.99%. As such, it is NOT a malfunction to view multiple non-performing pixels on your screen. All warranties implied by state law are expressly limited to the duration of the limited warranties set forth above with the exception of warranties implied by state law as herby limited, the foregoing warranty is exclusive and in lieu of all other warranties, guarantees, agreements etc., with respect to repair or replacement of any parts. Apex Digital shall not be liable for consequential or incidental damage. The warranty gives you specific rights and you may also have these rights that may vary from state to state. Some states do not allow limitation on how long a warranty lasts, or the exclusions or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.