Apex Digital LD3249 Flat Panel Television User Manual

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.
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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
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Safety Instructions
Table of Contents
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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:
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Remote Control
AAA Batteries
AC Power Cord
Quick Start Guide
User Manual
• Quick Start Guide
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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.
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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.
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• 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.
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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.
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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.
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Do not expose remote control to liquids, direct sunlight or sources of excessive heat.
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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.
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IR Receiver
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NOTE: Improper use of batteries can result in a chemical leakage or explosion.
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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.
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5. Channel ( /V) - Select Channel UP or DOWN.
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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).
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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.
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20. Audio - Press to select from various preset audio EQ settings:
Personal > Standard > Music > Movie.(See pg. 19 for details)
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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).
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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)
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16. Display - Press to display program information currently on screen.
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Use qpt u to highlight and make channel selection.
14. Zoom - Press to display or select viewable picture size options:
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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.
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the Picture, Audio, Time, Setup, Parental & TV menus.
Overview
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Remote Control
Functions can be controlled using the remote control handset
NOTE: When using the remote
control, point it directly at the TV.
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input options. Press qp buttons to highlight an input. Press ENTER
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to select.
INPUT SOURCE
SOURCE
INPUT
TV
AV1
AV2
S Video
Component 1
Component 2
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
HDMI 3
VGA
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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
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Side Panel
POWER
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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.
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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
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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)
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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
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HDMI 3
HDMI 2
HDMI 1
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Rear Panel
& Pedestal Removal
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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.
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AV1
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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
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HDMI 3
HDMI 2
AV2
HDMI 1
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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.
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See page 17 for initial TV setup and Channel Auto scan.
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Tune to TV programming directly from the television tuner.
F - Connector
or
F - Connector
optional HDMI cable
Cable Wall Outlet
TV REAR PANEL
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HDMI 2
AV2
HDMI 1
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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.
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For better performance, use AV, component or an HDMI installation.
Refer to your set top box user manual.
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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.
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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
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HDMI 3
HDMI 2
AV2
HDMI
HDMI 1
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AV1
optional HDMI cable
Connection to HDMI Inputs
For BEST video performance
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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
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TV REAR PANEL
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HDMI 3
HDMI 2
AV2
HDMI 1
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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.
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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
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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)
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Connecting A/V Equipment to Composite or S-Video IN on your television
TV REAR PANEL
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HDMI 3
HDMI 2
HDMI 1
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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)
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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Press the right u arrow button to select AUDIO.
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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
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*NOTE: Refer to the User Manual from your home theater equipment for recommended audio settings.
Surround Right
Speaker
Subwoofer
TV REAR PANEL
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HDMI 3
HDMI 2
AV2
HDMI 1
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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
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Initial TV Setup
TV Channel Setup
& Channel Auto Scan
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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.
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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.
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Menu Adjustments
Audio Menu
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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)
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Date & Time Menu
Note: When adjustments are completed, you may select another menu by pressing the Menu button.
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Menu Adjustments
Setup Menu
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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.
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Menu Adjustments
Setup Menu
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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.
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Menu Adjustments
Parental Menu
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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.
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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.
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Specifications
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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
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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
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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.
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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.