DirecTV HD65W20 TV Receiver User Manual

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changes or modifications to this equipment may void the user’s authority to operate it. Use of
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part 15 regulations.
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permanently imprinted on the screen. Such images include network logos, phone
numbers, and video games. This damage is not covered by your warranty.
Extended viewing of channels displaying these images should be avoided.
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Table Of Contents
Setup and Connections ............................................................................ 7
Step 1: Unpack the System .......................................................................................... 8
Step 2: Connect Your TV to Other Components ........................................................ 8
Jacks and Cables ................................................................................................... 9
Front Buttons ...................................................................................................... 10
Back of the TV ..................................................................................................... 12
The Basic Connection ......................................................................................... 14
The Advanced Connection ................................................................................. 15
Connecting Speakers to the TV ......................................................................... 16
Connecting a Stereo Amplifier .......................................................................... 17
Step 3: Place Batteries in the Remote Control ......................................................... 18
Step 4: Plug in and Turn on the System .................................................................... 18
Step 5: Complete the Interactive Setup .................................................................... 18
Step 6: Order Programming ...................................................................................... 18
Using the Remote Control ..................................................................... 19
Remote Control Buttons ............................................................................................ 20
Programming the Remote Control ........................................................................... 22
Using the Remote to Control a Component ..................................................... 23
Basic TV Operation ................................................................................. 25
About the Channel Banner ....................................................................................... 26
Changing Between DIRECTV and TV Mode ............................................................. 28
Changing Channels .................................................................................................... 29
PIP (Picture-in-Picture) Operation ............................................................................. 30
PIP Buttons .......................................................................................................... 30
Using the PIP Feature ......................................................................................... 30
PIP Problems? ...................................................................................................... 31
Using the INPUT Button ............................................................................................ 32
Using the Program Guides ..................................................................... 33
Bringing Up the Program Guides .............................................................................. 34
Anatomy of the TV Program Guide .......................................................................... 35
Anatomy of the DIRECTV® Programming Guide .................................................... 36
Getting Around in the Guides ................................................................................... 37
Tuning to a Program .......................................................................................... 37
Using the GUIDE Button ............................................................................................ 38
Sorting the DIRECTV® Programming Guide ............................................................ 40
The Other Icons .......................................................................................................... 44
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Table Of Contents
Adjusting TV Controls ............................................................................ 45
Picture Quality Controls ............................................................................................ 46
Picture Settings .......................................................................................................... 46
Color Warmth ..................................................................................................... 46
Noise Filter .......................................................................................................... 47
Convergence .............................................................................................................. 47
Picture Presets ............................................................................................................ 47
Reset Controls ............................................................................................................ 47
Audio Controls ........................................................................................................... 48
Mute .................................................................................................................... 48
Tone Controls ...................................................................................................... 48
Audio Processor
Speakers
............................................................................................... 48
........................................................................................................... 49
Sound Logic
..................................................................................................... 49
SAP ....................................................................................................................... 49
Optical Output
................................................................................................ 49
Audio Language ................................................................................................. 49
Using the Profiles ................................................................................... 51
Creating User Profiles ................................................................................................ 51
About Profiles ............................................................................................................ 52
The DIRECTV Setup .................................................................................................... 52
Editing Channels in a DIRECTV List .................................................................... 52
Selecting or Deleting All DIRECTV Channels ..................................................... 53
Setting the DIRECTV Spending Limit ................................................................. 53
Setting the DIRECTV Rating Limit ...................................................................... 54
Setting the TV Rating ......................................................................................... 56
Choosing Your Profile ......................................................................................... 62
Locking and Unlocking a User Profile ............................................................... 63
Locking the System ............................................................................................. 64
System Options and Preferences ........................................................... 65
Changing the Signal Source ...................................................................................... 66
Changing the Signal Type .......................................................................................... 66
Auto Tuning ............................................................................................................... 67
Channel Search .......................................................................................................... 68
Mailbox ....................................................................................................................... 68
Purchases: Pay Per View Programs ............................................................................ 69
Reviewing and Canceling an Upcoming Purchase ............................................ 71
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Table Of Contents
Setting the Time and Date ........................................................................................ 72
Using the Preferences Menu ..................................................................................... 72
Color Scheme ...................................................................................................... 72
Translucency ........................................................................................................ 73
Default Guide ..................................................................................................... 73
Screen Format ..................................................................................................... 73
Caption Display ................................................................................................... 74
Analog Captions ................................................................................................. 74
Using Fetch ................................................................................................................. 75
Getting Assistance .................................................................................. 77
Running the Interactive Setup .................................................................................. 78
Getting Antenna Information ................................................................................... 78
Dish Pointing .............................................................................................................. 79
Your New Access Card ............................................................................................... 81
Running the System Test ........................................................................................... 81
Off-Air Guides ............................................................................................................ 82
Upgrades .................................................................................................................... 82
Reference ................................................................................................ 83
Getting Information .................................................................................................. 83
Troubleshooting ......................................................................................................... 84
Care and Cleaning ..................................................................................................... 86
FCC Registration Information ................................................................................... 87
Warranty ..................................................................................................................... 88
Accessory Information ............................................................................................... 90
Placing an Order ........................................................................................................ 92
Index ........................................................................................................................... 93
5
Welcome to HDTV
High Definition refers to a new way of sending programming information over the airwaves and into your TV. There are
two types of TV display formats available. One is ATSC format, which originated from the Advanced Television Systems
Committee. The other is NTSC format, which is named for the National Television System Committee. What makes your
High Definition Television (HDTV) special is that it has tuners capable of receiving several types of signals: analog (in
NTSC format) and digital (in ATSC format), cable (in NTSC and ATSC formats), and digital satellite and high definition
satellite (coming from DIRECTV if you subscribe to DIRECTV® programming†). This TV makes receiving all types of
signals seamless. Below is an example of how your HDTV can receive the different types of signals.
So why is it called High Definition? Definition—commonly called resolution—refers to the sharpness of the image and is
determined by the number of dots, or pixels, your screen uses to create the image. The more pixels the sharper the
DIRECTV
SATELLITE
DIRECTV HD
SATELLITE
TERRESTRIAL
ANTENNA
OR
TERRESTRIAL
ANTENNA
CABLE TV
HDTV
TOWER SENDING
ANALOG AND/OR
DIGITAL SIGNALS
SATELLITE
DISH ANTENNA*
Parts of a Complete High Definition System
image. An HDTV normally has either 1080 or 720 rows and over 1,000 columns of pixels. This results in a display of
over one million pixels. Your HDTV also has a wide screen, or “wide aspect ratio” of 16:9 as opposed to the common
4:3 ratio. It is normally capable of displaying both interlaced images (like today’s analog TVs) and progressive images
(like a computer monitor).
What this all means is that while digital broadcasting will bring many new possibilities, only people with HDTVs like
yours will actually be capable of realizing many of them. A wide aspect ratio, one million pixel resolution, CD-quality
audio with Dolby Digital surround sound, and improved interactivity are features of many digital broadcasts, and your
HDTV will help bring it all into your home.
* The appearance of your satellite dish antenna may differ from that shown here. If your satellite dish antenna is round instead of oval,
you can receive programming from only one DIRECTV satellite.
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Setup and
Connections
2
Using the Remote
3
Basic TV Operation
4
Using Program Guides
5
Adjusting TV Controls
6
Using the Profiles
7
System Options
and Preferences
8
Getting Assistance
9
Reference
➣
This section tells you how to get your
HDTV set up and connected. It describes
the cables you will need, explains the front
and back panels, and walks you through
the steps needed to start using your TV.
Setup and Connections
➣
Getting Started
1
➣
➣
➣
➣
➣
➣
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Setup and Connections
Step 1: Unpack the System
ON•OFF
VCR1
DVD
TV
AUX DIRECTV
VCR2
MUTE
SKIP
CH +
VOL
VOL
Make sure to locate the remote control and power cord.
CH
FETCH
GO BACK
GUIDE
INFO
OK
MENU
CLEAR
1
Step 2: Connect Your TV to Other
Components
During the satellite dish antenna installation, the TV may have been connected with
just a coaxial cable for the system test. Depending on what components you have,
another connection may provide better picture and audio quality. The following
sections provide cable and connection information to help you decide what
connection is best for you.
2
4
3
5
7
6
8
9
INPUT
ANTENNA
0
REVERSE
PLAY
FORWARD
RECORD
STOP
PAUSE
PIP
SWAP CH CTRL WHO
Power Cord
Remote
Control
Things to Know Before Connecting
Components
Protect Your Components from Power Surges
•
Connect all components before plugging any power cords into the wall outlet.
•
Always turn off the TV and other components before you connect or disconnect
any cables.
Position Cables Correctly to Avoid Audio
Hum or Interference
•
Insert all cable plugs firmly into their jacks.
•
Place the audio/video cables to the sides of the TV’s back panel instead of straight
down the middle after you connect your components.
•
Try not to coil any twin-lead cables; keep them away from the audio/video cables
as much as possible.
•
Make sure all antennas and cables are properly grounded. Refer to the safety sheet
packed with your unit.
Protect Your Components from Overheating
•
Do not block ventilation holes in any of the components. Arrange the components
so that air can circulate freely.
•
Do not stack components.
•
Allow adequate ventilation when placing your components in a stand.
•
Place an amplifier on the top shelf of the stand so that heated air rising from it will
not flow around other components.
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Setup and Connections
Jacks and Cables
Below is a description of the jacks and cables you can use to make connections. Note
that not all cables come with your television unit.
S-Video Jack and Cable
The S-Video jack provides the best picture quality for your system.
This jack is available on this TV and is used in conjunction with audio cables.
Remember also to connect the left and right audio cables because the S-Video jack
carries only the picture signal, not the sound.
S-Video Jack
Audio/Video Jacks and Cables (RCA-type)
The audio/video jacks provide very good picture and stereo sound quality.
Theses jacks are used for most audio/video connections between components. The
audio/video jacks are often color coded (yellow for video, red for right audio, and
white for left audio). If your component has only one input for audio (mono),
connect it to the left (white L/Mono) audio jack on the TV.
Audio/Video Jacks
RF Jacks and Coaxial Cables (F-type)
RF jacks are necessary for reception of off-air broadcasts, cable, and DIRECTV signals.
These jacks are required for antenna or cable connections. The RF and coaxial jacks
on the TV are labeled SATELLITE IN, ANTENNA A IN, and ANTENNA B IN. An RG-6
coaxial cable is required for all satellite signal distribution.
RF Jack
Optical Jack and Cables
The optical cable is used for connecting a Dolby Digital receiver. If you own a
Dolby Digital receiver that uses an optical cable-type input, you can use an optical
cable to connect the TV to that receiver for the best sound quality.
Digital Audio
Out Jack
Telephone Jack and Cord
The telephone line cord is required to connect your TV to a phone line. If you choose
to subscribe to DIRECTV® programming, a phone line dedicated and continuously
connected to the digital satellite receiver is required. The phone line connection is
used to periodically call out to DIRECTV. You will need an RJ11 type modular jack,
which is the most common type of phone jack and might look like the one pictured
here. If you don’t have a modular jack, call your local telephone company to find out Phone Jacks
how to get one installed.
Y, PB, PR Jacks and Cable
The Y, PB, PR jacks allows you to connect an optional component video source, such
as a DVD player. This connection provides optimum quality by maintaining the
video source as three separate signals through these jacks. To ensure maximum
picture quality, use three video-grade cables for the connection.
Chapter 1
Y
PB
PR
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Setup and Connections
Front Buttons
The diagrams below describe the front panel and front input jacks on the TV. Please
note that the exact look of the buttons pictured here may be different from yours.
TV DIRECTV
INFO
TV|DIRECTV
MENU OK
If you cannot find your
remote control, you can
use the front panel of
the TV to operate many
of the TV’s features.
POWER
Toggles between TV mode and DIRECTV mode.
INFO Brings up the on-screen channel banner. Press when in the program guide to get
more information on the highlighted program or channel.
VOL < Decreases the volume. When in the menu system, VOL < moves the highlight left
and adjusts menu controls.
VOL > Increases the volume. When in the menu system, VOL > moves the highlight right
and adjusts menu controls.
CH v Scrolls down through the current channel list. If you are in TV mode and press CH
v, you scroll down through TV channels. If you subscribe to DIRECTV® programming and
are in DIRECTV mode, you scroll down through DIRECTV channels. In the menu system,
CH v moves the highlight down one page at the time and adjusts menu controls. In the
program guides, CH v advances the highlight one screen down.
CH ^ Scrolls up through the channel list. If you are in TV mode and press CH^, you
scroll up through TV channels. If you subscribe to DIRECTV® programming and are in
DIRECTV mode, you scroll up through DIRECTV channels. In the menu system, CH^
moves the highlight up one page at the time and adjusts menu controls. In the program
guides, CH^ advances the highlight one screen up.
MENU|OK
items.
POWER
10
Brings up the main menu. When in the menu system, it selects highlighted
Turns the TV on and off.
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Front Inputs
The monitor has front inputs for convenience; one set of audio/video inputs and a
headphone jack. These jacks let you connect a baseband NTSC (analog) component such
as a VCR, Internet access device, game, or camcorder. Look for a hinged door and gently
lift the cover open. Please note that the exact look of the jacks or the TV pictured here
may be different from yours.
PHONES
L —
VO
VIDEO IN
L
AUDIO IN
R
R
POWE
L +
VO
CH
CH
NU
ME
S-VIDEO
PHONES
VIDEO
INPUT 4
L/MONO
R
HEADPHONE
AUDIO
Provides a connection for headphones.
VIDEO IN
Provides video connection. The video connector is usually yellow.
AUDIO IN
L Provides left audio connection. The left audio connector is
usually white. When connecting devices that use a monaural
cable, such as some camcorders, use the left input jack to get
sound from both speakers.
R Provides right audio connection. The right audio connector is
usually red.
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Setup and Connections
Back of the TV
The diagram below describes each of the back panel jacks found on the TV. When
connecting A/V cables, be sure to connect corresponding outputs and inputs (video to
video, right audio to right audio, etc.).
SATELLITE
IN
ACCESS CARD
PHONE
JACK
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT
AUDIO
Y
PB
PR
R
INPUT1
L
ANTENNA B
IN
INPUT2
AUDIO OUTPUTS
VARIABLE
R
L
R
FIXED
L
EXT SPEAKERS
EXT
INPUT3
ANTENNA A
IN
+
POWER
+
R
INT
L
SATELLITE
IN
SATELLITE IN Use to connect the satellite dish antenna to the TV using an RG6
cable.
ACCESS CARD Insert the access card into the slot so your program provider can
identify you. Make sure the contacts on the access card are facing left and the top of
the card is facing right while inserting. (Refer to “New Access Card” in this manual’s
“Assistance” section for details.) The DIRECTV System requires a valid card.
ACCESS CARD
PHONE
JACK
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
PHONE JACK Use to connect a phone line to the TV. The DIRECTV System requires a
continuous phone line connection to periodically call out to program providers.
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT Use a digital optical cable (or SPDIF cable) to connect your TV
to a compatible Dolby Digital receiver or decoder. Dolby Digital offers theatre-quality
sound (six audio channels).
ANTENNA B IN
the TV.
ANTENNA B
IN
Use to connect an off-air or terrestrial antenna or cable TV signal to
ΩANTENNA A IN Use to connect a second off-air or terrestrial antenna or cable TV
ANTENNA A
IN
signal to the TV.
Note: You can also use the ANT B IN (or ANT A IN) for video games and switch between the two inputs using the ANTENNA
button on the remote control. When using TV games, computers, and similar products with your TV, keep the contrast at a
low setting. If a fixed (non-moving) pattern is left on the screen for long periods of time at a high contrast setting, the
image can be permanently imprinted onto the picture tubes. These types of imprints are not covered by your warranty
because they are the result of misuse.
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INPUT 1 Lets you connect a baseband NTSC (analog) component such as a VCR,
laserdisc player, Internet access device, or DVD player.
•
VIDEO provides composite video connection. The video connector is usually
yellow.
•
L AUDIO provides left audio connection. The left audio connector is usually white.
•
R AUDIO provides right audio connection. The right audio connector is usually
red.
•
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
S-VIDEO
INPUT1
INPUT2
INPUT3
S-VIDEO lets you connect an S-Video cable for better video quality picture to a
component with S-Video capability, such as a VCR or DVD player. When using SVideo, make sure to connect the two audio cables as well as the S-Video
connector.
INPUT 2 Provides connection to a second NTSC (analog) video component such as a
VCR or laserdisc player. Its jacks are the same as described for INPUT 1, above.
INPUT 3 Provides connection to a third NTSC (analog) video component, such as a VCR
or laserdisc. Its jacks are the same as described for INPUTS 1 and 2.
COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT Use to connect an optional component video source, such
as a DVD player. This connection provides optimum quality. Note that it is essential to
match the color coded connectors between a compatible device and the monitor.
Grey side panels protecting against screen burn-in are not always generated when
watching a 4:3 image via the COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT jacks. Therefore, limited viewing
of a 4:3 image is recommended when no side panel are present. Also note that when
watching an image via the COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT jacks, you will not be able to
manipulate the screen format.
•
AUDIO R/L The audio jacks provide stereo sound. When connected, audio
volume from the main front and rear speakers is variable audio.
•
Y PB PR Unlike a single video input, component video maintains the video signal
as three separate signals through these three jacks. To ensure maximum picture
quality, use three video-grade cables for the Y, PB, and PR connections.
COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT
AUDIO
PR
Y
PB
R
L
AUDIO OUTPUTS
AUDIO OUTPUTS
VARIABLE
R
L
R
FIXED
L
•
FIXED L/R Provides fixed-level audio output from the television. This audio output
is ideal for audio recording or for connecting to an A/V receiver amplifier (an auxiliary
baseband component) when you want to control the volume through the A/V receiver
instead of the TV.
•
VARIABLE L/R Use to connect an A/V receiver or amplifier (an auxiliary baseband
component) for variably-controlled stereo output.
•
RIGHT and LEFT Speaker Terminals Use to connect external speakers for right
and left surround sound.
•
INT. / EXT. (switch) INT sends audio only to the monitor’s internal speakers. EXT
sends audio to only external speakers.
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EXT SPEAKERS
+
EXT
+
R
INT
L
To turn the TV’s internal
speakers on and off, press
MENU on the remote
control and choose Audio.
Then choose Speakers
from the menu.
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Setup and Connections
The Basic Connection
How to view
programming:
TV and VCR
•
To watch cable TV or off-air TV
programs from an antenna in this
connection, press ANTENNA on the
remote control until ANTENNA A is
displayed in the channel banner.
•
To watch cable or any other
alternate RF signal, such as digital or
analog terrestrial, press ANTENNA
on the remote control until
ANTENNA B is displayed in the
channel banner.
•
To watch satellite programming,
press DIRECTV on the remote
control and channel up or down to
the desired program.
SATELLITE
DISH ANTENNA
TV
SATELLITE
IN
ACCESS CARD
CABLE OR
ANY ALTERNATE
RF SIGNAL, SUCH AS
A DIGITAL OR ANALOG
TERRESTRIAL ANTENNA
PHONE
JACK
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
S-VIDEO
How to view a VCR:
COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT
AUDIO
PR
Y
PB
R
INPUT1
AUDIO OUTPUTS
VARIABLE
FIXED
L
R
L
R
L
INPUT2
EXT SPEAKERS
•
Press INPUT on the remote control
and select the video input (in this
example, VID1) in the channel
banner. Because the digital decoder
is in the TV, not the VCR, digital
channels cannot be recorded. If an
off-air antenna is used, the VCR
output should be viewed using one
of the video inputs.
•
If you’ve already set up auto tuning,
press the VCR1 button on your
remote control.
•
NOTE: Viewing a VCR while in AIR
mode may result in poor picture
performance. Instead, select System
Options from the main menu, then
select Signal Type and select Cable.
EXT
INPUT3
L
ANTENNA B
IN
+
+
INT
R
L
R
POWER
ANTENNA A
IN
CABLE OR
OFF-AIR ANTENNA
VCR
IN FROM ANT
VIDEO
OUT
L
CH3
CH4
R
OUT TO TV
How to view a DVD
and VCR:
Some cable systems may require a “conversion box.” If so, consult your cable
company’s box tuning instructions for details.
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The ANT B and ANT A jacks
can receive digital or analog
RF signals. The illustrations
here are recommended
connections in a cable
environment.
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The Advanced Connection
After you have made your
connections, program the
TV to tune to the correct
video input channel to see
and hear audio and video
from the attached
component (VCR, DVD
player, etc.). Program your
TV as described in the
“System Options and
Preferences” section of
this book.
TV, VCR, and DVD Player With Amplifier
DVD
SATELLITE
DISH ANTENNA
AMPLIFIER WITH
OPTICAL INPUT
VIDEO
OUT
R
S-VIDEO
L
•
To watch the VCR in this
connection, press INPUT on
the remote control until the
correct video input appears
(in this example, VID3).
Note that because the digital
decoder is in the TV, not the
VCR, you cannot record
digital channels.
•
To watch the DVD player in
this connection, press INPUT
on the remote control until
the correct video input
appears (in this example, SVID1 ).
DIGITAL
AUDIO IN
TV
SATELLITE
IN
ACCESS CARD
CABLE OR
ANY ALTERNATE
RF SIGNAL, SUCH AS
A DIGITAL OR ANALOG
TERRESTRIAL ANTENNA
PHONE
JACK
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT
AUDIO
Y
PB
PR
R
INPUT1
AUDIO OUTPUTS
VARIABLE
R
L
R
FIXED
L
L
INPUT2
EXT SPEAKERS
EXT
INPUT3
L
ANTENNA B
IN
+
+
R
POWER
R
L
ANTENNA A
IN
CABLE OR
OFF-AIR ANTENNA
INT
VCR 1
ANT. IN
VIDEO
OUT
L
R
RF OUT
CH3
CH4
Some cable systems may
require a “conversion
box.” If so, consult your
cable company’s box
tuning instructions for
details.
Please Read Before Using the Digital Audio Out Jack
This TV’s optical digital output jack fully complies with the international standard governing this type of jack (IEC958), and is
designed for connection to a Dolby Digital (AC-3 or PCM) receiver or Dolby Digital (AC-3 or PCM) decoder. Older equipment,
some of which is not fully compliant with IEC958, may not be compatible with the Dolby Digital bitstream. Such a connection
using anything other than Dolby Digital AC-3 or PCM receiver or decoder could create a high noise level, causing damage to
headphones or speakers.
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Connecting Speakers to the TV
You can connect up to two additional speakers to the TV: one to the RIGHT terminal, and
one to the LEFT terminal.
1.
If necessary, remove the vinyl covering from the ends of the speaker wire and twist
the wire core.
AUDIO OUTPUTS
VARIABLE
R
L
R
FIXED
L
EXT SPEAKERS
+
EXT
+
R
INT
L
Speaker wire
2.
Open the lever on the speaker terminal.
3.
Insert the wire core into the hole. Be sure to connect the (+) to (+) and (-) to (-).
4.
Close the lever. Pull gently on the wire to see that it’s connected securely.
To turn on or off the TV’s internal speakers, press MENU on the remote control and
choose Audio. Then choose Speakers from the menu.
LEFT
TELEVISION
RIGHT
Arrange the speakers in your TV room to achieve maximum sound quality.
When connecting the
speaker wire, make sure
you connect the positive
(+) terminal on the TV to
the positive (+) terminal
on the speaker. One side
of the speaker wire is
usually marked with a
white stripe to help you
match the terminals
correctly. If the (+) and
(-) terminals are not
matched properly, the
speakers will not be “in
phase,” causing reduction
in bass frequencies.
Do not allow the wire
core to touch other wires
or terminals. Damage to
components could result
if the cores of two wires
touch.
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Connecting a Stereo Amplifier
1.
Use RCA cables to connect either the FIXED or VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT from the
monitor to an A/V receiver.
•
•
2.
AUDIO OUTPUTS
VARIABLE
R
L
R
FIXED
L
VARIABLE provides variable-level audio output. Volume levels are controlled by
the volume controls on the monitor and monitor remote control.
Use speaker wire to connect the monitor to external speakers.
•
3.
FIXED provides fixed-level audio output from the monitor. This audio output is
ideal for connecting to an A/V receiver that has its own volume control.
EXT SPEAKERS
+
The EXT/INT switch beside the jacks let you turn speakers on or off. EXT sends
audio to external and internal speakers. INT sends audio only to the monitor’s
internal speakers.
EXT
+
R
INT
L
You may prefer to turn off the TV’s internal speakers. Select Audio from the main
menu and then select Speakers.
Important: Do not use the amplifier’s PHONO inputs. Consult the amplifier’s owner’s
manual for the manufacturer’s recommended hookup.
A/V RECEIVER
CD
IN
IN
TAPE
OUT
TV
IN
IN
VCR
OUT
R
L
SATELLITE
IN
The FIXED/VARIABLE OUT
jacks on the back panel
provide a fixed or variable
audio signal. When
connected to “variable”,
they are ideal for use with
an audio amplifier that
does not have its own
remote volume control.
When connected to
“fixed,” the output
volume stays the same no
matter how the volume
changes on
the TV.
ACCESS CARD
PHONE
JACK
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
S-VIDEO
L
ANTENNA B
IN
OR
COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT
AUDIO
Y
PB
PR
R
INPUT1
INPUT2
AUDIO OUTPUTS
VARIABLE
FIXED
L
R
L
R
EXT SPEAKERS
EXT
INPUT3
ANTENNA A
IN
+
+
R
POWER
INT
L
Left Speaker
Right Speaker
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Step 3: Place Batteries in the Remote Control
Follow these steps whenever you need to install or change the batteries in your TV’s
remote control.
1.
Remove the cover from the battery compartment.
2.
Insert batteries into the battery compartment, matching
the + and – end of each battery.
3.
Replace the cover.
Step 4: Plug in and Turn on the System
Plug one end of the power cord into the back of the television as shown on right.
Plug the other end into a wall outlet. Be sure to insert the plugs completely.
To turn on the TV, press the TV or ON•OFF button on the remote control or the
POWER button on the front panel. It may take several seconds for the TV to turn on.
POWER
Step 5: Complete the Interactive Setup
Interactive setup appears when you turn on your TV for the first time. Follow the
steps to configure the basics of your system, such as setting up the time and day,
searching for available channels, and setting up speakers. To run it again, select
Assistance from the main menu, then select Interactive Setup. For more details, see
the section “Getting Assistance” in this book.
TV
Step 6: Order Programming
You should decide if you would like to receive DIRECTV® programming*. To receive
DIRECTV® programming, your satellite dish antenna must be installed and pointed
correctly. You must also contact your service provider, DIRECTV.
Programming with DIRECTV: Call 1-800-347-3288
When you order
programming, you need
to know your access card
number. To get the
number, select Assistance
from the main menu and
then select System Test.
Wait for the system to run
all of its tests. The access
card number is displayed
at the end of the system
test.
Write the access card
number in the space
below for easy reference:
* Receipt of DIRECTV programming is subject to the terms of the DIRECTV Customer Agreement, a
copy is provided at DIRECTV.com and in your first bill. DIRECTV and the Cyclone Design logo are
trademarks of DIRECTV, Inc., a unit of Hughes Electronics Corp., and are used with permission.
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Chapter 1
Using the
Remote Control
Setup and Connections
2
Using the Remote
3
Basic TV Operation
4
Using Program Guides
5
Adjusting TV Controls
6
Using the Profiles
7
System Options
and Preferences
8
Getting Assistance
9
Reference
➣
1
In this section you will find out how to use your
universal remote control. This section:
➣
How to Use Your Universal
Remote Control
• Describes how you toggle between TV
“mode” and DIRECTV “mode.”
• Walks you through using the PIP (picture-inpicture) feature.
➣
➣
• Describes how to program the remote to
control other devices such as a VCR.
Important: Because this universal remote can control several different components (TV, VCR, etc.), it
uses operational modes triggered by the component buttons. For example, if you want the remote
to control the VCR, you would press the VCR
button to put the remote into VCR mode so you
could control the VCR.
➣
• Shows you how to change between analog
terrestrial, digital terrestrial, and DIRECTV®
channels.
➣
• defines the buttons on the remote control.
➣
➣
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Using the Remote
Remote Control Buttons
L.E.D.
ON•OFF When the remote control is in TV or DIRECTV mode, ON•OFF turns
the TV on or off. If in another component mode, (VCR, DVD, etc.) and
programmed, the remote will turn the component on and off. When pressed twice
within two seconds, all components that are on will be turned off (this feature
only works with most RCA, GE, and PROSCAN products).
ON • OFF
VCR1
VCR1 Places the remote control in VCR mode and if auto tuning is enabled, it
will turn on the TV and tune to the correct video input channel for viewing VCR1.
DVD
TV Turns on the TV and tunes to the last-viewed TV channel. Also places the
remote control in TV mode. Placing the remote in TV mode enables you to access
the TV’s menu system as well as tune to analog, digital, or cable TV channels.
MUTE
VCR2
SKIP
VOL
VOL
CH -
VCR2 Places the remote control in VCR2 mode and if auto tuning is enabled, it
will turn on the TV and tune to the correct video input channel for viewing VCR2.
FETCH
GO BACK
GUIDE
INFO
OK
(LED) Light that indicates you’re in programming mode when programming the
remote control. Also displays when a valid remote control button is pressed.
DIRECTV Places the remote control in DIRECTV mode, turns on the TV, and
tunes to the last-viewed DIRECTV® channel. If you subscribe to DIRECTV®
programming, you must be in DIRECTV mode to view DIRECTV® channels.
Placing the remote in DIRECTV mode enables you to access the TV’s menu system
as well as tune to DIRECTV® channels.
MUTE Reduces the TV’s volume to its minimum level. Press again to restore
volume.
SKIP Press once before changing channels and the TV will return to the original
channel after 30 seconds. Press repeatedly to add more time. If no other displays
are present, pressing CLEAR will cancel the commercial skip timer.
AUX DIRECTV
CH +
DVD Places the remote control in DVD mode and if auto tuning is enabled, it
will turn on the TV and tune to the correct video input channel for viewing your
RCA, GE, or PROSCAN DVD player.
AUX Places the remote in auxiliary mode in order to control the component
(such as a laserdisc player) that you have programmed it to control. Acts as a
“wildcard” button, as it can be programmed to control another VCR, cable box,
satellite receiver, or an RCA, GE, or PROSCAN audio component.
TV
MENU
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
7
INPUT
ANTENNA
0
REVERSE
PLAY
RECORD
STOP
PIP
FORWARD
PAUSE
SWAP CH CTRL
WHO
CH +/- Scrolls up or down through the current channel list. Press once to change
the channel up or down; press and hold to continue changing channels. If you are
in TV mode and press CH+/-, you scroll through TV channels. If you subscribe to
DIRECTV® programming and are in DIRECTV mode, you scroll through DIRECTV®
channels. In DVD mode, CH +/- will skip chapters on a disc played by RCA, GE,
or PROSCAN DVD players.
VOL UP/DOWN
Adjusts the TV’s audio volume.
FETCH Brings up the Fetch menu, which is a list of most commonly accessed
menu items.
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Using the Remote
GO BACK Moves you back and forth between the last two channels selected in either
DIRECTV mode or TV mode. For example, if you have been viewing both DIRECTV and TV
channels (and thus using both the DIRECTV and TV “modes”), pressing GO BACK while
watching a DIRECTV® channel moves you back to the last DIRECTV® channel you viewed.
Pressing it while watching a TV channel moves you to the last TV channel you viewed. In
the menu system, pressing GO BACK returns you to the previous menu screen.
Don’t worry about
getting stuck inside a
menu. Pressing the CLEAR
button on the remote
control takes you out of
the menu system.
(Light Bulb Button) Press to illuminate some of the remote control’s buttons. To conserve
battery power, the light turns off after several seconds.
GUIDE When in TV mode, brings up the TV program guide. In DIRECTV mode, brings up
the DIRECTV® programming guide. Subsequent presses of the GUIDE button scroll through
the different types of guides. Press GUIDE after pressing INPUT to get a guide-like list of
available video input channels.
INFO Brings up channel and viewing information via the channel banner. Quickly press
again to bring up an extended channel banner and press a third time to remove the
banner. Press when in the program guides to get more information on the highlighted
program or channel.
ARROWS Used to point to different items in the menu system and adjust the menu
controls. Also move the PIP window when no menus are on the screen.
OK When in the menu system and other on-screen displays, selects highlighted items.
MENU Brings up the main menu and selects highlighted items. When in using an RCA,
GE, or PROSCAN VCR and in VCR mode, it functions as a PROGRAM button.
CLEAR Removes on screen displays and returns to normal viewing. If no displays are
present and the skip timer is set, CLEAR will cancel the commercial timer.
DIGIT BUTTONS (0 - 9) Enters channel numbers and time settings directly though the
remote control. For more information on entering digits to change channels, see the
section “Basic TV Operation.” When in the menus, the digit buttons can be used to directly
select items without using the arrows. 0 can be used to return to the previous menu
screen.
INPUT
Toggles through the available external input sources.
ANTENNA Switches the source of the off-air signal between the HDTV’s ANTENNA A
and B. When in VCR mode, the ANTENNA button also functions as a TV/VCR button.
REVERSE, PLAY, FORWARD, RECORD, STOP, PAUSE If programmed, provides
transport control for some remote-controllable VCRs, DVD players, laserdisc players, tape
decks, and CD players when the remote is in that mode. When in TV or DIRECTV mode,
FORWARD will toggle through screen formats.
PIP (Picture-in-Picture) When viewing an analog signal, brings up the small PIP window.
Press again to hide PIP.
SWAP Exchanges the main analog picture with the analog PIP window.
CH CTRL (Channel Control) Selects the picture window (either the main or PIP window)
that will change when you press the CH +, CH -, INPUT, or digit buttons on the remote
control.
WHO
Toggles through user profiles.
Chapter 2
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Using the Remote
Programming the Remote Control
The universal remote can be programmed to control most brands of remote controllable
components, such as VCRs. The remote is already programmed to control most RCA, GE
and PROSCAN TVs, VCRs, DVD players, and laserdisc players.
Testing the Remote Control
To determine whether the universal remote control requires programming, turn on a
component, such as a VCR, point the remote control at the VCR, and press the VCR1
button. Then press ON•OFF or CH + (channel up) or CH - (channel down) to see if the
VCR responds to the remote control commands. If not, the remote control requires
programming.
L.E.D.
Using Automatic Code Search
Turn on the component you want to control (VCR, etc.).
2.
Press and hold the button you want to program (VCR1, VCR2, etc.). Note that the AUX
button can only be programmed using direct entry (see the next section for details).
While holding the component button, press and hold ON•OFF until the LED light on
the remote control turns on, then release both buttons.
3.
Point the remote control at the component you want it to control.
4.
Press and release PLAY, then wait five seconds or until the LED light stops flashing.
DVD
TV
VCR2 AUX DIRECTV
CH +
VOL
1.
ON•OFF
VCR1
VOL
The following instructions can be used to program the remote control. If you want to exit
the automatic code search without programming any of your components, press and hold
CLEAR until the LED light on the remote control turns off.
CH -
At this point the remote control is searching for the correct code to program. If, after
five seconds, the component you want to control does not turn off, press PLAY again
to tell the remote control to search the next set of codes.
REVERSE
Continue pressing PLAY until the component turns off or you have searched through
all of the codes. There are 20 total sets of codes. If the component does not turn off
after pressing PLAY 20 times, then the remote cannot control that particular
component.
If the component you want to control does turn off:
1.
Press and release REVERSE, then wait two seconds. Repeat this step until the
component turns back on.
2.
To finish, press and hold STOP until the LED light on the remote control turns off.
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PLAY
STOP
You’ll use these
buttons when you
program the remote
to control any
component.
The remote may not
operate all models of
all brands.
Chapter 2
Using the Remote
Using Direct Entry
1.
Turn on the component to be programmed.
2.
Look up the brand and code number(s) for the component on the code list in the
section “Remote Control Codes” on the following page.
3.
Press and hold the remote control button you want to program.
4.
Enter the code from the code list.
5.
Release the button, and then press ON•OFF to see if the component responds to the
remote control commands. If it doesn’t, try pressing the component button and then
ON•OFF again.
6.
If you get no response, repeat these steps using the next code listed for your brand
until the component responds to the remote control commands.
Using the Remote to Control a
Component
Once the remote has been programmed successfully, you are ready to use it to control
your components, such as a VCR, DVD player, or laserdisc player.
To operate the component:
1.
Press the component button (VCR1, VCR2, DVD, or AUX) to set the remote to control
the component.
2.
Press ON•OFF to turn the component on or off.
3.
Use the remote control buttons that apply to that component.
Chapter 2
This remote control may
not operate all models of
the brands that are
shown. Use the codes
shown in this manual, or
on the sheet packed with
your remote control.
Use the AUX button to
control a separate
satellite receiver, if
necessary. Do not
reprogram the DIRECTV
button.
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Using the Remote
Remote Control Codes
VCR
Admiral ............................................. 2131
Adventura ......................................... 2026
Aiko ................................................... 2027
Aiwa ........................................ 2002, 2026
Akai ........ 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008,
2111,2112, 2113
American High ................................ 2021
Asha ................................................... 2013
Audio Dynamics .................. 2009, 2010
Audiovox .......................................... 2014
Bell & Howell ................................... 2011
Beaumark ......................................... 2013
Broksonic .............................. 2012, 2025
Calix .................................................. 2014
Candle ... 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,
2018, 2019
Canon .......................... 2021, 2022, 2114
Capehart ................................ 2020, 2110
Carver ............................................... 2062
CCE ........................................ 2027, 2061
Citizen . 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,
2018,2019,2027
Colortyme ....................................... 2009
Colt .................................................... 2061
Craig ................. 2013, 2014, 2023, 2061
Curtis-Mathes 2000, 2002, 2009, 2013,
2016, 2018, 2021, 2022, 2024, 2115
Cybernex .......................................... 2013
Daewoo 2015, 2017, 2019,2025, 2026,
2027, 2028, 2110
Daytron ............................................. 2110
Dbx ......................................... 2009, 2010
Dimensia ........................................... 2000
Dynatech ............................... 2002, 2026
Electrohome ......................... 2014, 2029
Electrophonic .................................. 2014
Emerson ..................... 2002, 2012,2014,
...... 2015, 2021, 2024, 2025,2026,2029,
2030, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036,
2037, 2038, 2039, 2040, 2041,
..... 2042, 2044, 2045, 2047, 2065, 2105,
2113, 2116, 2117, 2130
Fisher ..... 2011, 2023, 2048, 2049, 2050,
2051, 2052,2118
Fuji .......................................... 2021, 2119
Funai ....................................... 2002, 2026
Garrard ............................................. 2026
GE 2000, 2001, 2013, 2021, 2022, 2053,
2115, 2120
Goldstar 2009, 2014, 2018, 2054, 2121
Gradiente ......................................... 2026
Harley Davidson ............................. 2026
Harman Kardon .............................. 2009
Harwood .......................................... 2061
Headquarter .................................... 2011
Hitachi ... 2002, 2055, 2056, 2057, 2107,
2111, 2120, 2122
HI-Q .................................................. 2023
Instant Replay .................................. 2021
JCL ..................................................... 2021
JC Penney ........ 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013,
2014, 2021,
... 2022, 2055, 2056, 2058, 2059, 2060,
2107, 2118
Jensen .......................... 2055, 2056, 2111
24
JVC ... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2058, 2111,
2123
Kenwood ... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2018,
2058, 2111,2123
KLH ........................................................ 2061
Kodak .......................................... 2014, 2021
Lloyd ............................................ 2002, 2026
Logik ....................................................... 2061
LXI .......................................................... 2014
Magnavox ... 2021, 2022, 2062, 2063, 2104,
2108, 2124
Magnin .................................................... 2013
Marantz ........................... 2009, 2010, 2011,
........... 2016, 2018, 2021, 2058, 2062,2064
Marta ...................................................... 2014
Masushita ............................................... 2021
MEI .......................................................... 2021
Memorex ................................... 2002, 2011,
2013, 2014, 2021, 2023, 2026, 2104, 2131
MGA ................................. 2029, 2065, 2113
MGN Technology ................................. 2013
Midland .................................................. 2053
Minolta ............................. 2055, 2056, 2107
Mitsubishi .. 2029, 2055, 2056, 2065, 2066,
2067, 2069,
......... 2070, 2071, 2072, 2073, 2074, 2106,
2113, 2123
Montgomery Ward ................... 2075, 2131
Motorola ..................................... 2021,2131
MTC ................................. 2002, 2013, 2026
Multitech ... 2002, 2013, 2016, 2026, 2053,
2061
NEC ........... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2018,
2058, 2064, 2076, 2078, 2079, 2111, 2123
Nikko ...................................................... 2014
Noblex ................................................... 2013
Olympus ................................................ 2021
Optimus ...................................... 2014, 2131
Optonica ................................................ 2096
Orion ..................................................... 2035
Panasonic ... 2021, 2022, 2109, 2125, 2126,
2127
Pentax ........ 2016, 2055, 2056, 2107, 2120
Pentex Research .................................. 2018
Philco ..................... 2021, 2022, 2062, 2063
Philips .................... 2021, 2062, 2096, 2124
Pilot ........................................................ 2014
Pioneer ....... 2010, 2055, 2080, 2081, 2123
Portland ................ 2016, 2017, 2019, 2110
PROSCAN ...................................... 2000, 2001
Protec ..................................................... 2061
Pulsar ...................................................... 2104
Quarter ................................................. 2011
Quartz .................................................... 2011
Quasar ............................. 2021, 2022, 2125
RCA ........... 2000, 2001, 2003, 2013, 2021,
........... 2055, 2056, 2082, 2083, 2084,2085,
2086,2087,
2088, 2089, 2090, 2091, 2107, 2115, 2120,
2125
Radioshack/Realistic ...... 2002, 2011, 2013,
2014
......... 2021, 2022, 2023, 2026, 2029, 2049,
2050, 2096, 2131
Radix ....................................................... 2014
Randex ................................................... 2014
Ricoh ...................................................... 2128
Runco .......................................................... 2104
Samsung 2005, 2013, 2015, 2033, 2053, 2112
Sanky ................................................ 2131, 2104
Sansui ......................... 2010, 2092, 2111, 2123
Sanyo ..................................... 2011, 2013, 2023
Scott ..... 2012, 2015, 2025, 2032, 2035, 2038,
2065, 2093, 2116
Sears ................ 2011, 2014, 2021, 2023, 2048,
.... 2049, 2050, 2051, 2055, 2056, 2107, 2118
Sharp .... 2002, 2017, 2029, 2094, 2095, 2096,
2131
Shintom ...................... 2004, 2056, 2061, 2098
Shogun ........................................................ 2013
Signature ......................................... 2002, 2131
Singer ..................................... 2021, 2061, 2128
Sony ...... 2002, 2004, 2098, 2099, 2119, 2128
STS .................................................... 2021, 2107
Sylvania . 2002, 2021, 2022, 2026, 2062, 2063,
2065, 2124
Symphonic ....................................... 2002, 2026
Tandy ................................................ 2002, 2011
Tashiko ........................................................ 2014
Tatung ............................................... 2058, 2111
TEAC ............... 2002, 2026, 2058, 2085, 2111
Technics ........................................... 2021, 2109
Teknika . 2002, 2014, 2021, 2026, 2100, 2129
TMK ....................................... 2013, 2024, 2047
Toshiba . 2015, 2049, 2051, 2055, 2065, 2093,
2116
ToteVision ....................................... 2013, 2014
Unitech ....................................................... 2013
Vector Research ...... 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016
Victor .......................................................... 2010
Video Concepts ....... 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016,
2113
Videosonic ................................................. 2013
Wards . , 2002, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2021, 2023,
2026,
.... 2029, 2055, 2056, 2061, 2096, 2101, 2102,
2103, 2107, 2116, 2131
XR-1000 ............................... 2021, 2026, 2061
Yamaha . 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2058, 2111
Zenith .............. 2004, 2098, 2104, 2119, 2128
Cable Boxes
ABC ...... 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5007,
5053
Antronix .......................................... 5008, 5009
Archer ........................ 5008, 5009, 5010, 5011
Cabletenna ................................................. 5008
Cableview ................................................... 5008
Century ...................................................... 5011
Citizen ......................................................... 5011
Colour Voice ................................... 5012, 5013
Comtronics ..................................... 5014, 5015
Contec ........................................................ 5016
Jasco ............................................................ 5011
Jerrold ... 5003, 5005, 5007,5018, 5023, 5024,
5046, 5053
Magnavox .................................................... 5025
Memorex .................................................... 5026
Movie Time .......................... 5002, 5027, 5028
NSC ....................................... 5002, 5027, 5028
Oak ......................................... 5002,5016, 5029
Panasonic ......................................... 5048, 5052
Paragon .............................................. 5026
Philips ................ 5011, 5012, 5013, 5019,
5025, 5030, 5031, 5032
Pioneer .................................... 5033, 5034
Pulsar .................................................. 5026
RCA .............................. 5047, 5049, 5052
Realistic ................................... 5009, 5049
Regal ........................................ 5022, 5035
Regency ............................................. 5017
Rembrandt ........................................ 5003
Runco ................................................. 5026
Samsung .................................. 5014, 5034
Scientific Atlanta5006, 5036, 5037, 5038
Signal ........................................ 5014, 5018
Signature ............................................ 5003
SL Marx .............................................. 5014
Sprucer .............................................. 5052
Starcom ........................ 5007, 5018, 5053
Stargate ................................... 5014, 5018
Starquest ............................................ 5018
Tandy .................................................. 5040
Teleview ............................................. 5014
Tocom ........................... 5004, 5023, 5041
Toshiba ............................................... 5026
Tusa ..................................................... 5018
TV86 ................................................... 5027
Unika ............................ 5008, 5009, 5011
United Artists ................................... 5002
United Cable .................................... 5053
Universal ............ 5008, 5009, 5010, 5011
Videoway ........................................... 5044
Viewstar ............. 5015, 5025, 5027, 5040
Zenith ........................... 5026, 5050, 5051
Satellite Receivers
Chapparal ............................... 5056, 5057
Drake ...................................... 5058, 5059
GE ............................................ 5000, 5001
General Instruments . 5060, 5061, 5062
Panasonic ........................................... 5075
Primestar ........................................... 5076
Proscan ................................... 5000, 5001
RCA ......................................... 5000, 5001
Realistic .............................................. 5063
Sony .................................................... 5072
STS1 .................................................... 5064
STS2 .................................................... 5065
STS3 .................................................... 5066
STS4 .................................................... 5067
Toshiba ............................................... 5068
Toshiba ............................................... 5073
Uniden ................................................ 5069
Audio
(For RCA and Dimensia brands only)
AM/FM ............................................... 4003
Aux ..................................................... 4004
Phono ................................................. 4005
CD ...................................................... 4007
Tape .................................................... 4006
Chapter 2
Basic TV
Operation
This section gives you a broad, clear view of how
to operate the basics of your TV.
Using the Remote
3
Basic TV Operation
4
Using Program Guides
5
Adjusting TV Controls
6
Using the Profiles
7
System Options
and Preferences
8
Getting Assistance
9
Reference
➣
It also describes how to change channels and
modes and how to use PIP (Picture-In-Picture).
2
➣
This section tells you about the interactive channel
banner, which appears when you change channels
or press INFO on the remote.
Setup and Connections
➣
The Ins and Outs of Using
Your HDTV
1
➣
➣
➣
➣
➣
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Basic TV Operation
About the Channel Banner
The channel banner appears whenever you tune to a channel or press INFO on the remote
control. When the banner is displayed, pressing INFO gives extended information, when
available. Use the arrow buttons and OK to choose an icon in the channel banner.
Channel banner icons represent frequently-used features. Some icons change appearance to
show the item’s status or availability.
Please note that when
you’re in TV mode, the
channel banner will not
look the same as when
you’re in DIRECTV mode
(if you subscribe to
DIRECTV® programming).
Program title, start and end time, rating, current
audio language, and audio mode availability
Channel logo,
when available
Indicates incoming signal aspect ratio
and screen format applied to it
Current antenna
(TV mode only)
Current date and time
“Family” is one of five
selectable profiles
Main picture
channel
number
Takes you to the
Main menu
Toggles between TV mode
and DIRECTV mode
Locks and unlocks the system
or unlocks the video
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Searches titles of all
DIRECTV® programming
guides for specific
information
Sorts titles of the current
DIRECTV® programming guide
for specific information
Displays mail from program providers
Cycles through the audio language choices
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Channel Banner Icons
Main menu icon
When selected, takes you to the main menu.
TV/DIRECTV logo When selected, toggles between TV and DIRECTV viewing. The
highlighted icon indicates the current viewing state.
Press INFO on the remote
control twice to view an
expanded channel banner
that shows a program
description (when
available).
Green unlock icon Indicates that the system is unlocked. Spending, viewing and
other limits can be accessed and changed. When selected, locks the system.
Yellow unlock icon Indicates that a password has been entered to override profile
limits. No limits can be accessed or changed. When selected, locks the system.
Red lock icon Indicates that no limits can be accessed or changed. A password is
required to override limits or access the system.
Audio language icon If the icon is highlighted while watching a digital (ATSC) or
DIRECTV® channel, two or more audio languages are available. Selecting the icon
repeatedly scrolls through and plays the options.
If the icon is highlighted when watching an analog (NTSC) TV channel, a Second Audio
Program (SAP) is available. Selecting the icon will play the SAP for the current channel
until the channel is changed.
Highlighted mail icon Indicates that you have a message in your mailbox from your
DIRECTV® programming provider. Select this icon to access the mailbox and read your
mail.
AlphaSort™ (A-Z) icon
titles alphabetically.
When selected, allows you to sort currently-listed program
Highlighted Scout™ (binoculars) icon When highlighted, indicates a Scout has
found a program. If selected when highlighted, you view the Scout’s results. If you
select the icon when it is not highlighted, you can set up a Scout to find a program for
you.
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Changing Between DIRECTV and TV Mode
When you change channels by entering numbers with the remote control, you tune to
programming that can come from one of three different sources: the DIRECTV satellite (if
you have DIRECTV® service), a terrestrial off-air antenna, or cable TV. You tune to one of
these sources by pressing either TV or DIRECTV on the remote control; then you can enter
the channel numbers. The diagrams below show how your remote control communicates
with the three sources.
VCR1
DVD
ON • OFF
TV
AUX DIRECTV
VCR2
SKIP
MUTE
VOL
CH +
VOL
In DIRECTV mode, you tune to channels that
come from the DIRECTV satellite signal (if you
subscribe to DIRECTV® programming). Enter
channel numbers that are one to four digits
long. Then press OK to tune.
CH FETCH
GO BACK
GUIDE
INFO
OK
MENU
CLEAR
In TV mode, you tune to channels that carry
the terrestrial off-air or cable TV signal.
To tune to an analog channel, enter
channel numbers that are up to three digits
long. Press OK to tune.
•
To tune to a digital channel, enter channel
numbers that are one, two, or three digits
long. If necessary, press the right arrow
and enter a subchannel number. These
subchannel numbers appear in the box to
the right of the primary channel number.
Press OK to tune.
VCR1
DVD
ON • OFF
VCR2
Primary Subchannel
Channel (if
necessary)
TV
AUX DIRECTV
SKIP
MUTE
CH +
VOL
VOL
•
CH FETCH
GO BACK
GUIDE
INFO
Right arrow
button
OK
MENU
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Changing Channels
To change channels by entering numbers with the remote control, the
remote needs to be in the correct “mode”: either DIRECTV mode (if you
subscribe to DIRECTV® programming) or TV mode.
When you want to watch DIRECTV®
programming, put the remote in DIRECTV
mode
Make sure the TV is in DIRECTV mode by pressing DIRECTV on the
remote control.
2.
Enter the channel number and press OK. If you do not enter at least
three digits, “???” will appear in the channel entry box, and the system
will wait for a valid entry.
When you want to watch a digital or analog
TV channel, put the remote in TV mode
DVD
ON • OFF
VCR2
TV
AUX DIRECTV
SKIP
MUTE
DIRECTV
button
VOL
CH +
Channel entry
box
VOL
1.
VCR1
Highlighted to
indicate
DIRECTV mode
If you want to watch a digital channel:
1.
Make sure the TV is in TV mode by pressing TV on the remote control.
2.
Enter the primary channel number. This number will appear in the
primary channel entry box. If there is no subchannel,
press OK.
3.
If the primary channel number has fewer than three digits and you
want to enter subchannel numbers, press the right arrow to advance to
the subchannel entry box.
VCR1
DVD
ON • OFF
VCR2
Press OK on the remote control to tune to the channel.
VOL
5.
CH +
VOL
Enter the number of the subchannel. This number will appear in the
subchannel entry box.
TV
button
SKIP
MUTE
4.
TV
AUX DIRECTV
If you want to watch an analog channel:
1.
Make sure the TV is in TV mode by pressing TV on the remote control.
2.
Enter the channel number. This number will appear in the primary
channel entry box. (Analog channels don’t have subchannels.)
3.
Press OK on the remote control to tune to the channel.
Subchannel
entry
Primarybox
channel
entry box
Highlighted to
indicate TV
mode
Note that you can always
use the channel up and
down buttons on the
remote control to change
channels within the
DIRECTV and TV modes.
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PIP (Picture-in-Picture) Operation
The PIP (Picture-In-Picture) feature lets you display a second, smaller analog (NTSC
format) picture on top of the main analog picture.
Your TV is equipped with a dual NTSC tuner that tunes to cable or off-air television
signals. You will only be able to use the PIP window and main picture with analog
channels.
Note that you will only be
able to use PIP with
analog channels.
PIP Buttons
There are certain remote buttons that control the way the PIP window works:
PIP Brings up the PIP window. Press PIP again to remove the window.
ON • OFF
VCR1
TV
Arrows Let you move the PIP window to different areas of the screen.
DVD
SWAP Switches, or “swaps,” the video from the PIP window with the main picture.
VCR2
AUX DIRECTV
SKIP
MUTE
CH CTRL (Channel Control) Lets you switch channel control between the PIP window
and the main picture. To determine whether you are controlling the PIP or the main
picture, look at the channel banner as you change channels. The triangular indicator is
beside the channel number for the picture you’re controlling.
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH FETCH
GO BACK
GUIDE
INFO
OK
Arrows
MENU
CLEAR
3
2
1
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT
ANTENNA
0
Main
picture
channel
number
Channel PIP channel
control number
indicator
PIP
buttons
REVERSE
PLAY
RECORD
STOP
PIP
FORWARD
PAUSE
SWAP CH CTRL
WHO
Using the PIP Feature
While you may use PIP in different ways, this basic PIP scenario should get you started.
When watching an analog channel, follow these steps.
1.
Press the PIP button on the remote control. The PIP window appears on the screen.
2.
Use the channel up and down or digit buttons to change the PIP channel.
3.
To change the program in the main picture window, press CH CTRL. Then use the
channel up and down or digit buttons.
To go back and forth between controlling the PIP window and the main picture, press the
CH CTRL button.
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PIP Problems?
•
If you are channel surfing and the PIP disappears, you may have tuned to a digital
channel. To view PIP and the main picture, make sure that both the main and PIP
channels are analog inputs, or signals. Continue changing the channel until you find an
analog (NTSC format) channel. The PIP window will reappear.
The message “PIP Not Viewable or Exceeds Rating” in the
channel banner lets you know that PIP is not available on
this channel and you should tune to another channel.
•
If you press PIP and the PIP box is grayed, you may have movie or TV rating limits set.
These limits may block your access to the PIP channel. For information on removing
limits, see the section “Using the Profiles.”
•
If the PIP window disappears when closed captioning is displayed or you press the
MUTE button on the remote control, you have a conflict in your settings. You cannot
view PIP when parental controls have blocked the current program or closed captioning
is displayed. In order to view PIP, either unlock parental controls or change the closed
captioning setting.
•
You cannot view closed captioning in the PIP window.
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Using the INPUT Button
ON • OFF
VCR1
1.
Repeatedly press the INPUT button to scroll through the available input sources
until you find the input associated with the component (such as VCR or DVD
player) you want to view.
DVD
VCR2
TV
AUX DIRECTV
SKIP
MUTE
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH FETCH
GO BACK
GUIDE
INFO
Input
source
OK
MENU
Watch the channel banner to see the input sources change with each press of
the INPUT button.
2.
Once you have found the input source you want, stop pressing INPUT.
•
If you tune to VID1 and your VCR is connected to that input, you will be able to
view your VCR. To play, stop, or rewind the VCR1 tape using the remote that came
with your TV, you must first press the VCR1 button to put the remote control in VCR
mode.
CLEAR
INPUT
button
3
2
1
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT
ANTENNA
0
REVERSE
PLAY
RECORD
STOP
PIP
FORWARD
PAUSE
SWAP CH CTRL
WHO
There are other ways of selecting an input channel:
•
Program the component (VCR, DVD, etc.) buttons on the remote control to
automatically tune to the correct input channel when pressed. See the section in this
book, “System Options and Preferences“ for information on auto tuning.
•
After pressing INPUT on the remote, enter the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 to tune to (S)VID1, 2,
3, FRONT, or CMPNT, respectively.
•
After pressing INPUT on the remote, press GUIDE on the remote control to view a
guide-like list of your line inputs and corresponding channels.
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Program Guides
Setup and Connections
2
Using the Remote
3
Basic TV Operation
4
Using Program Guides
5
Adjusting TV Controls
6
Using the Profiles
7
System Options
and Preferences
8
Getting Assistance
9
Reference
➣
1
What is a program guide?
➣
A program guide is an on-screen programming
schedule. It is a list of the current and future programs. There are separate guides for TV programs
and DIRECTV® programming (available if you
subscribe to DIRECTV® programming).
➣
Using the program guides is easy as long as you
remember to highlight items on the screen by
pressing the arrow buttons on the remote control.
Then, press OK to tune to that channel.
➣
Both of these guides can be viewed in different
formats.
➣
➣
➣
➣
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Bringing Up the Program Guides
If you subscribe to DIRECTV® programming, you have access to two program guides: a
DIRECTV® programming guide and a TV program guide (for terrestrial programming). If
you do not subscribe to DIRECTV® programming, you will have one guide: the TV
program guide.
ON • OFF
VCR1
You can access the program guides by:
DVD
VCR2
TV
AUX DIRECTV
SKIP
MUTE
•
Pressing MENU on the remote control and selecting Program Guide.
CH +
VOL
Pressing the GUIDE button on the remote control, or
VOL
•
CH FETCH
GUIDE
button
GO BACK
INFO
GUIDE
OK
MENU
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
7
INPUT
ANTENNA
0
REVERSE
PLAY
RECORD
STOP
PIP
FORWARD
PAUSE
SWAP CH CTRL
WHO
Note that when you access a program guide, you view the guide corresponding to the
“mode” you are in. For example, if you are in DIRECTV mode and press the GUIDE
button, you will view the DIRECTV® programming guide. Similarly, if you are in TV mode
and press the GUIDE button, you will view the TV program guide.
If you are viewing the TV program guide and would like to view the DIRECTV guide,
press DIRECTV on the remote control to change “modes” and view the DIRECTV®
programming guide.
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Anatomy of the TV Program Guide
To access the TV program guide:
1.
Press the TV button on the remote control.
2.
Press GUIDE on the remote control. The following diagram shows you the kind of
information you will see in the TV program guide. Note that the availability of TV
program titles and information is dependent upon information provided by local
broadcasters.
“Family” is one of five selectable profiles
(press WHO on the remote to change)
Program titles and information, when available
Indicates current time and day
Primary channel
number
Subchannel
number
Abbreviated
channel name,
when available
Returns you to
previous screen
Help gives you more
information about the
program guide
Takes you to the main menu
Scrolls down through
the guide
Provides access to other
program guide formats
When you are viewing the
TV program guide, you
can press DIRECTV on the
remote control and view
the DIRECTV®
programming guide if you
subscribe to DIRECTV®
programming.
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Anatomy of the DIRECTV®
Programming Guide
To access the DIRECTV® programming guide, you must subscribe to DIRECTV® service.
Press the DIRECTV button, then press GUIDE on the remote control. The following
diagram shows you the kind of information you will see in the DIRECTV® programming
guide.
“Family” is one of five selectable profiles
Program titles and information
Indicates current time and day
Returns you to previous
screen
Takes you to the main menu
Help gives you more information
about the program guide
Provides access to other program
guide formats and functions
Sorts the guide by themes
Searches program titles for specific
information
Sorts the guide by movies or sports
Scrolls down through the guide
Sorts the current guide
alphabetically by title
Shows all available programs
When you are viewing the
DIRECTV® programming
guide, you can press TV
on the remote control
and view the TV program
guide.
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Getting Around in the Guides
There are several ways to change channels and move around the TV and DIRECTV®
programming guides.
•
Point to channels with the number buttons (0-9)
You can quickly highlight any channel in the program guides by entering the channel
number with the number buttons (0-9). For example, to highlight channel 228, press
the numbers 2-2-8 and press OK on the remote control. To highlight channel 73, press
7-3 and OK.
•
Scroll channel by channel
The programs that you see on the TV screen make up one section—or page—of the
total program guide. You can scroll to other sections using the arrows: highlight other
times with the left and right arrows; highlight other channels with the up and down
arrows.
•
Scroll page by page
If you want to scroll up or down through the program guides faster, press the channel
up and down buttons on the remote control. The highlight scrolls a page at a time.
To view a listing of future
programming in the
guide, continuously press
the right arrow button on
the remote control to
scroll to the right.
Tuning to a Program
•
To tune directly to a current program listed in a guide, highlight the program name
and press OK.
•
To see information about a program or channel in the guide, highlight the program or
channel name and press INFO.
After you highlight a program name and press INFO, the Program Details screen appears
and gives you several options.
Then, if the program is not a Pay Per View (PPV) program, your options are to
choose:
•
View Channel to tune to that channel
•
Channel Guide to see a program lineup for that channel
•
Other Times to see what other times the program is available
The options available to you may vary according to the type of program you select. If
the program is PPV, you will have the option to buy the program.
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Using the GUIDE Button
Each press of the GUIDE button on the remote control takes you to an alternate type of TV
or DIRECTV® programming guide: Detail Guide, SurfGuide™ (DIRECTV only), or Grid
Guide.
By default, the Detail Guide appears when you press GUIDE on the remote control. You
can change the default guide from the Detail Guide to the Grid Guide or the SurfGuide
feature (DIRECTV only) using the following steps:
1.
Select Preferences from the main menu.
2.
Select Default Guide.
3.
Use the arrows and OK to choose the guide you want to appear first when you press
GUIDE. If SurfGuide is selected as the default guide, Grid Guide will appear when you
access the TV program guide since the SurfGuide feature isn’t available as a TV
program guide.
The TV Detail Guide
The Detail Guide
The Detail Guide shows five channels in a time-and-channel format, with program
information for the highlighted program (if available) at the top of the guide.
The SurfGuide feature
The SurfGuide™ (DIRECTV only)
The SurfGuide feature displays seven DIRECTV® channels in a half-hour time-and-channel
format, if you subscribe to DIRECTV® programming. The full name of the program and its
rating are listed at the bottom of the screen. Press the right arrow button to extend the
SurfGuide to show two hours of programming.
The TV Grid Guide
The Grid Guide
The Grid Guide shows seven channels in a time-and-channel format, with the full title of
the highlighted program at the top of the guide.
The Other Guides Icon
The Other Guides icon at the bottom of the TV and DIRECTV® programming guides lets
you sort the guides by different variables, such as by channels, data, channel lists, and
channel groups. You can access these guides by highlighting then selecting the Other
Guides icon at the bottom of the Detail Guide and Grid Guide.
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Other Guides icon
Channel Guide Displays a channel’s DIRECTV® or TV programming schedule in a
channel-by-channel format. You may also directly enter channel numbers and press
OK to go to another channel’s listing.
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You can highlight any
program then tune to
that channel by pressing
OK or get more
information by pressing
the INFO button.
Channel Guide lets you see programs on a specific channel.
•
SurfGuide™ (available with DIRECTV only) Displays seven DIRECTV® channels in a
half-hour time-and-channel format, if you subscribe to DIRECTV® programming. The
full name of the program and its rating are listed at the bottom of the screen. Press the
right arrow button to extend the SurfGuide to show two hours of programming.
•
Guide Data Shows you the future guides that are available and lets you select one to
view in either the TV or DIRECTV® programming guide.
Guide Data shows you future guides.
•
Channel Lists Displays a list of profiles. You can choose a profile from this list and
the guide will display only the DIRECTV® or TV channels which have been included in
that profile’s channel list. You can also access profiles by pressing WHO on the remote
when in the program guide.
•
Channel Groups Lets you sort only the DIRECTV® programming guide to include
only channels that fall into the selected category. For example, you could sort the
DIRECTV® programming guide to show only Pay Per View movies that are available at
a future time.
•
Attractions… Displays a list of DIRECTV® channels that show coming attractions
and special events information.
The Attractions Guide shows coming DIRECTV events and programs.
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Sorting the DIRECTV® Programming Guide
Sorting the guide is a way of organizing the DIRECTV® programming guide to show only
the types of programs that interest you. There are several on-screen buttons that sort the
DIRECTV guide in different ways.
The Sorting icons appear at the bottom of the Grid Guide and Detail Guide.
Sorting the DIRECTV® Programming Guide by
Topics
The topics icon sorts the DIRECTV® programming guide according to the current user’s
preferences. Select the topics icon to sort the guide.
After you select the topics icon, it changes to the topics themes icon. Select the topics
themes icon to edit the current user’s themes preferences. These preferences are saved in
each user’s profile.
Topics button
Topics themes
button
Checkmark the themes that interest you.
Select the topic categories, and checkmark the themes you would like to appear when you
select the topics icon in the guides. Programming that fits the description of checkmarked
themes will appear in the DIRECTV® programming guide when you sort by the topics
icon.
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Sorting the DIRECTV® Programming Guide by
Movies
Select the movies icon to tell the DIRECTV® programming guide to list only DIRECTV
movies. After you select the movies icon, it changes to a movies themes icon.
Movies icon
Select the movies themes icon to sort the guide to list movies by type, such as comedies or
musicals.
Movies themes
icon
Select a movie theme that interests you.
Sorting the DIRECTV® Programming Guide by
Sports
Select the sports icon tell the DIRECTV® programming guide to list only DIRECTV® sporting
events. After you select the sports icon, it changes to the sports themes icon.
Sports icon
Select the sports themes icon to sort the guide to list sports by type, such as basketball or
soccer.
Sports themes
icon
Select a sports theme that interests you.
Listing All DIRECTV® Programming
The all icon resets the DIRECTV® programming guide to show all available topics, channels
and listings for the current profile.
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Sorting the Current DIRECTV® Programming Guide
Alphabetically
The AlphaSort™ feature lists all the program titles in the current DIRECTV® programming
guide in alphabetical order. You can also find this icon in the channel banner. Select the
AlphaSort icon to search for specific program titles that are in the current guide. After
listing programs whose first letter or number match your entry, AlphaSort lists programs in
the current DIRECTV® programming guide that have your entry anywhere in the title.
In the AlphaSort menu, use the arrow buttons on your remote control to highlight a
character, then press OK.
AlphaSort icon
For example, to search for the program Auto Racing, the first letter you should highlight
and select is “A.” (Words like “The”, “A”, and “An” appear at the end of a title.) All titles
that begin with “A” appear in the AlphaSort list. Next, enter the letter “U”. All titles
beginning with “AU” appear in the list. Programs that contain “AU” anywhere in their titles
will appear at the end of the list.
Finding DIRECTV Programs Using Scout™
The Scout icon at the bottom of the DIRECTV® programming guide lets you assign “Scouts”
to search all DIRECTV® programming guides (both current and future) for very specific
program title information.
To use the Scout feature:
1.
Highlight the Scout icon in the program guide and select it.
2.
Highlight one of the Scout 1-8 menu items from the next screen and press OK. If
you’re setting up a new Scout, make sure to select a Scout menu item without a check
beside it, since the check means you have already set up that Scout search.
Scout icon
Select a Scout menu item without a check to set up a new Scout search.
3.
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Select Enter Text to set up the information the Scout feature will look for in all
program guide titles.
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4.
Use the on-screen keyboard to enter the desired search parameters. For example, if
you are interested in tennis events, enter a common term you might see in program
titles, like “tennis.”
On-screen icons represent
the status of the scout
feature:
Indicates the Scout
feature is set to
find specific
information.
Select Enter Text to set up a Scout.
5.
Select Run Scout. Scout will search for information in all DIRECTV® programming
guide titles.
6.
Check the Scout search results by selecting the Scout icon from the program guide or
channel banner, then selecting the Scout menu item that has the binoculars icon next
to it.
7.
Select Scout Results. If the characters you entered appear anywhere within a program
title, the program will be included in the Scout Results program list. If no match is
found, check again after the receiver has been off for approximately 30 minutes.
Indicates the Scout
feature has found
the information
you specified.
Scouts look for specific program information.
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The Other Icons
These icons are located on both the DIRECTV and TV program guides.
Exit
Exits the guide and returns you back to where you were before entering the program
guides.
Exit icon
Help
Brings up additional information about the guide. Press OK to continue.
Down Arrow
The arrow icon allows you to scroll down through other channels in the guide. Highlight
the down arrow, and then press either OK or the down arrow on the remote to scroll
down through the program guide.
Help icon
Arrow icon
The Main Menu
Brings up the main menu. Press OK to continue.
Main menu icon
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TV Controls
• The Picture Quality menu contains the
controls that let you adjust the picture.
2
Using the Remote
3
Basic TV Operation
4
Using Program Guides
5
Adjusting TV Controls
6
Using the Profiles
7
System Options
and Preferences
8
Getting Assistance
9
Reference
➣
The following section tells you how to adjust the
picture quality and audio quality of your TV.
Setup and Connections
➣
Make Adjustments to your
Picture and Audio
1
➣
• The Audio menu contains the controls that
let you adjust the way the audio sounds.
➣
➣
➣
➣
➣
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Picture Quality Controls
The Picture Quality menu contains all of the TV’s video configuration controls. To
access the Picture Quality menu, press MENU on the remote control to go to the main
menu, then select Picture Quality.
Picture Settings
The Picture Settings menu displays the controls for adjusting the way the picture looks.
The picture settings you specify apply to your current mode. Use the left and right arrow
buttons on the remote control to move the slider to the desired position. Then select Exit
when you are finished.
Your options under the Picture Settings menu are:
•
Contrast
Adjusts differences between the light and dark areas of the picture.
•
Color Adjusts the richness of the color.
•
Tint Adjusts the balance between the red and green levels.
•
Black Level
•
Sharpness
Adjusts the brightness of the picture.
Adjusts the crispness of edges in the picture.
You can have seven different picture settings: one for analog channels, one for digital
channels (including DIRECTV channels), and one for components attached to CMPNT
(component video input), and INPUT 1, 2, 3, and 4 (FRONT).
To make settings:
1.
Enter the “mode” for which you would like to apply the setting (for example, press
DIRECTV or TV).
2.
Then press MENU.
3.
Select Picture Quality, and then select Picture Settings to set picture settings.
Color Warmth
Color Warmth displays a choice list that lets you set one of three automatic color
adjustments: Cool for a more blue palette of picture colors, Normal for an ordinary picture
color, and Warm for a more red palette of picture colors. The warm setting corresponds to
the NTSC standard of 6500 K and the normal setting corresponds
to 9300 K.
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Noise Filter
Noise Filter displays a list that lets you set one of three automatic settings that allows you
to reduce picture “static” or any type of interference. You can set Noise Filter to Off, Low,
or High.
Off When set to Off, no noise reduction occurs.
Low When set to Low, the television produces a softer, smoother picture and retains
picture sharpness and detail. This is especially useful for providing a cleaner picture in
weak analog signal conditions.
High When set to High, the television produces an even softer, smoother picture. This is
especially useful for providing a cleaner picture in weak analog signal conditions.
However, when Noise Filter is on High, picture detail is somewhat decreased.
Convergence
Selecting Convergence lets you adjust the TV’s tubes. When the TV tubes’ images are
precisely aligned, they create the color images you see on the screen. Over time, the
picture can drift out of alignment. If your picture seems fuzzy or has a yellow tint, using
Convergence could correct this misalignment.
Once you are in the Convergence menu, selecting Auto Converge will cause the monitor to
self-correct color images. For best results, leave the TV turned on for 30 minutes before
running Auto Convergence. Selecting Blue Centering or Red Centering begins a process
that lets you align the red and blue picture tubes to produce the best picture quality. Use
the arrows on the remote control to adjust the red and blue projection tubes until the test
patterns on the TV screen appear white.
Picture Presets
Picture Presets displays a choice list that lets you select one of three preset picture settings:
Bright Lighting, Normal Lighting, Soft Lighting, or Personal Picture Preset. Based on the
degree of lighting in your room, you should choose Bright, Normal, or Soft Lighting. After
you select one, the contrast, color tint, black level, and sharpness settings found under the
Picture Settings menu are automatically adjusted according to your selection.
If you choose Personal Picture Preset, you can customize color, tint, black level, and
sharpness to your desired level, and the television “saves” those settings. After you’ve done
this, it allows you to go back into the menu and select Bright, Normal, or Soft Lighting
when you need to without losing your customized settings. For example, if you normally
use Personal Picture Preset but wanted to watch a show in Bright Lighting today, you can
choose Bright Lighting now, watch the show, and then afterwards return to your
customized settings by choosing Personal Picture Presets again.
Reset Controls
Allows you to reset all picture quality controls to their original defaults.
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Audio Controls
The Audio menu lets you adjust the controls that involve the TV’s audio outputs. To access
the Audio menu, press MENU on the remote, then select Audio from the main menu.
Mute
Turn Mute on (select Sound Off) to set the TV’s volume to its minimum level. The same
can be accomplished by pressing MUTE on the remote control.
Tone Controls
Lets you adjust the Bass, Treble and Balance. Use the right and left arrow buttons on your
remote to adjust the sliders. Increasing the bass and treble output from the TV’s internal
speakers increases the low and high tones, respectively. Adjusting the balance shifts the
audio output between the left and right internal speakers.
Audio Processor
Displays a choice list of available audio modes, which control the way the sound comes
through your speakers.
To make settings:
1.
Press MENU to access the main menu.
2.
Select Audio, and then select Audio Processor. Depending on your speaker setup, any
combination of the following options will appear:
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•
Mono Plays the sound in monophonic audio only. This should only be used
when receiving broadcasts where distance from the broadcasters makes the stereo
signal weak. The channel banner displays the word Mono when you tune to a
program that is broadcast in mono.
•
Stereo Splits the incoming stereo audio signal into left and right front channels.
Most TV programs and recorded materials have stereo audio. The channel banner
displays the word Stereo when you tune to a program that is broadcast in stereo.
•
*SRS Stereo (•) Is an audio processing technology that adds greater depth and
stereo separation to stereo audio signals.
•
*SRS Focus (•) Focuses audio signals by adding treble and making dialog more
understandable.
For information on
connecting external
speakers to your HDTV,
see the section “Setup
and Connections.”
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Speakers
Allows you to turn on or off internal speakers.
Sound Logic
Monitors a program’s audio track and limits volume excursions to a minimum and
maximum volume range from the current volume setting. Acting like a dynamic range
limiter, it compresses the dynamic range to limit sudden volume increases, like when a
commercial begins.
For more information on
the variable and fixed
audio jacks, see the
section “Setup and
Connections” under “Back
of the TV” and
“Connecting a Stereo
Amplifier.”
SAP
When turned on, Second Audio Program (SAP) plays the program’s audio in a second
language, if one is available. SAP is also used to broadcast a program’s audio with
descriptions of the video for the visually impaired. SAP is broadcast in mono and is not
available for digital programs.
Optical Output
Select Auto Select if your TV is connected to a Dolby Digital† and PCM decoder. Your
television will automatically choose Dolby Digital or PCM based on the signal source.
Select Dolby Digital if the TV is connected to a Dolby Digital only decoder; it will provide
six independent soundtrack channels through the optical output jack (labeled DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT). Select PCM if connected to a PCM only decoder; it will then provide two
independent soundtrack channels. Select Off if you want no audio output provided.
Audio Language
The Audio Language menu lets you choose the default audio language you want to hear
when it is available. The system will automatically set the audio program to the selected
audio language when the channel you are viewing is either a DIRECTV or a digital channel
and the specified language is available.
In the Audio Language menu, highlight the audio language you want using the up and
down arrows, then press OK to select.
* SRS, SRS-Focus, Sound Retrieval System, and the SRS logo are registered trademarks of
SRS Labs, Inc.
† Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. "Dolby", "Pro Logic" and the doubleD symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential Unpublished Works. ©19921997 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved.
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to an optional,
compatible six-channel
amplifier/receiver and
speakers via the DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT jack on the
back panel, you receive
Dolby Digital Surround
Sound, if transmitted. Use
the Optical Output menu
to specify Auto Select,
PCM, Dolby Digital, or
Off.
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Icon in the Channel Banner
You will find an audio language icon in the channel banner.
Audio language icon
If the icon is highlighted while watching a digital (ATSC) or DIRECTV® channel, two or more
audio languages are available. Selecting the icon repeatedly scrolls through and plays the
options.
If the icon is highlighted when watching an analog (NTSC) TV channel, a Second Audio
Program (SAP) is available. Selecting the icon will play the SAP for the current channel
until the channel is changed.
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Profiles
This section describes the user profiles feature. It
includes information about:
Setup and Connections
2
Using the Remote
3
Basic TV Operation
4
Using Program Guides
5
Adjusting TV Controls
6
Using the Profiles
7
System Options
and Preferences
8
Getting Assistance
9
Reference
➣
Creating User Profiles
1
➣
• Creating a profile’s TV and DIRECTV
viewing lists.
• Setting spending limits.
• Blocking unrated TV programs.
• Locking and unlocking a profile.
➣
• Setting DIRECTV® programming, TV and
movie rating limits.
➣
➣
➣
➣
➣
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About Profiles
When you select Profiles from the main menu, you can create four different profiles in
addition to the default “Family” profile. You can set up specific channels, rating limits, and
spending limits for each profile. After you’ve set up these profiles, exit the menu system.
Then, press the WHO button on the remote control to scroll through your profiles and
press OK to access a certain one.
But
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
first, personalize a profile by entering a name.
Select Profiles from the main menu.
Select a profile to edit: User 1, User 2, User 3, or User 4.
Select Edit User Name from the next menu.
Use the up, down, and right arrows on the remote control to find and select a letter.
Press OK.
Use the MENU button on
the remote control to
bring up the main menu,
use the arrows to
highlight an option, and
press OK to select it.
If the main menu does
not appear, the remote
control might not be in
TV or DIRECTV mode. Try
pressing the TV or
DIRECTV button and then
MENU.
You can personalize each profile.
To continue editing the profile, select DIRECTV Setup (if you have ordered DIRECTV®
programming) or TV Setup. The following sections describe how to set up these features.
The DIRECTV Setup
The DIRECTV Setup menu item is only accessible if you subscribe to DIRECTV®
programming. Through this menu you can establish DIRECTV channel lists, set spending
limits, and set rating limits for DIRECTV® programs.
Editing Channels in a DIRECTV List
You should create a DIRECTV® channel list to establish which DIRECTV® channels the
selected profile can access. To create the DIRECTV® channel list:
1.
2.
Highlight and select a user name, then select DIRECTV Setup.
Highlight Edit Channels and press OK.
You can also set up
profiles as categories
instead of as users. For
example, name a profile
“Sports” and include only
sports channels in the
profile. Or, name it
“Movies,” include only
movie channels, and set a
rating and spending limit
for yourself or your
family.
Check the channels you want to include in the list (programming subject to change).
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3.
Use the arrow buttons to point to a DIRECTV® channel, and press OK to remove (or
replace) the check mark. To go directly to a certain channel, enter its number using the
digits on the remote control. Or, page through the list using the channel up and down
buttons.
Checkmarked items appear in the DIRECTV® channel list. In other words, when you select
that profile and begin surfing through DIRECTV® channels with the channel up and down
buttons, only the checkmarked channels will appear as you surf.
Selecting or Deleting All DIRECTV Channels
You might be able to save time when creating a DIRECTV® channel list by using the Select
All Chans option or the Delete All Chans option to either add or delete all channels before
removing or adding individual channels.
Also, DIRECTV® program providers may make additional channels available. To prevent
new channels from appearing in a profile channel list, choose Delete All Chans and
checkmark only the channels you want to appear in the list.
Setting the DIRECTV Spending Limit
Use the Spending Limit option to indicate a profile’s per-event spending limit for Pay Per
View (PPV) programs. To set the spending limit, choose the user profile name, select
DIRECTV Setup, then follow these steps:
1.
Highlight Spending Limit, and press OK.
You can set a per-event spending limit for each profile.
2.
Use the digits or the arrow buttons on the remote control to enter a single-program
spending limit.
3.
Lock the system. See “Locking the System” near the end of this section for details.
After a spending limit is set and the system is locked, you must enter a password to purchase
a Pay Per View program that costs more than your spending limit allows. The system will
then temporarily unlock the limits you have set until the power is turned off. When the
system is turned back on, the system will be locked again.
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You can also access spending
limits by selecting System
Options from the main menu
and then selecting Purchases.
You can then select Spending
Limit and set limits for all users
from one location instead of
accessing each profile
individually.
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Setting the DIRECTV Rating Limit
The Set Rating Limit menu enables you to set a maximum viewing limit for rated movies
(based on the MPAA ratings system).
•
Note that the rating limit cannot be enforced if a program has not been rated, if rating
information for that program is not transmitted by the program provider, or if the
system has not been locked.
1.
Select a user.
2.
Select DIRECTV Setup.
3.
Highlight Set Rating Limit and press OK.
Important!
You need to lock the
system in order for rating
limits, channel limits, and
spending limits to go into
effect.
To edit the limits after
you lock the system, you
need to enter the system
password. See “Locking
the System” for details.
Use the arrow buttons on the remote control to move the selector up and down.
4.
Use the up and down arrows to move the rating selector to the highest rating you
want to be able to view. In the preceding illustration, movies that are rated up to and
including a PG-13 rating can be viewed.
After the rating limit is set and the system is locked, you must enter the system password
to watch programs with a rating higher than the limit. The system will then temporarily
unlock the limits you have set until the power is turned off. When the system is turned
back on, the system will be locked again.
The TV Setup
You can establish TV channel lists, set spending limits, and set rating limits for TV
programs using the TV Setup menu.
Editing Channels in a TV List
You should create a TV channel list to establish which TV channels (including both analog
and digital) the selected profile can access. To create the TV channel list:
1.
Select a user.
2.
Select Edit Channels.
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Please note that the
rating limit you set while
in the DIRECTV Setup
menu applies only to the
selected profile and to
DIRECTV® programs—it
does not apply to TV
programs.
To set limits for TV
programming, select a
profile, select TV Setup
and then select Set TV
Rating or Set Movie
Rating.
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To start, you can add or delete all channels.
3.
Use the arrow buttons to highlight a TV channel, and press OK to remove (or replace)
the check mark. To go directly to a certain channel, enter its number using the digits
on the remote control. Or, page through the list using the channel up and down
buttons.
Checkmarked items appear in the channel list. In other words, when you select that
profile and begin surfing through TV channels, only the checkmarked channels will
appear as you surf. Note that the only channels you can add to a list are ones that were
found during the channel search (see the “Getting Assistance” section in this book for
details on automatically searching for channels).
Selecting or Deleting All TV Channels
You might be able to save time when creating a TV channel list by using the Select All
Chans option or the Delete All Chans option to either add or delete all channels before
removing or adding individual channels.
Also, terrestrial program providers may make additional channels or subchannels
available. To include new channels in your TV channel list:
1.
Select System Options from the main menu, then select Channel Search. The system
will run a channel search, making it aware of the new channel(s).
2.
Select Profiles from the main menu.
3.
Select the user profile name, then TV Setup.
4.
Choose Edit Channels and checkmark the new channel.
Note that if you’re using
two terrestrial antennas,
pressing the ANTENNA
button on the remote
allows you to edit the
other antenna’s channel
list when you are in TV
mode.
Another way to add a
channel to the channel list
is to directly tune to it
using the digit buttons on
the remote control. If the
system can obtain that
channel’s signal, that
channel will be added
into the channel list.
Don’t forget about the
CLEAR button.
Press the CLEAR button
on the remote control to
remove the on-screen
menus and return to
normal viewing.
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Setting the TV Rating
The Set TV Rating menu enables you to program your TV so children cannot see certain programs or channels.
The last three choices in the TV Setup menu involve software inside your TV (often called V-Chip) which allows
you to “block” TV programs and movies based on violence, sex, or other content you may believe children should
not view. In other words, it lets you program your TV so it will not display certain programs. Once you block
programs, you or other adults are not limited to only parent-approved programs; you can “unblock” programs by
entering the system password.
The V-Chip software inside your TV is initially turned “off,” so if you choose not to implement it, you can just
ignore it.
When turned “on,” the V-chip software reads a code that most broadcasters send with programs. That code tells
the V-Chip software the program’s age-based rating (TV-MA, TV-14, etc.) and content themes (Violence (V), Adult
Language (L), etc.). If you have blocked the rating or content themes that the program contains, you will receive
the message, “Program exceeds the TV rating limit you set,” when you turn to that particular channel. Broadcasters
are not required to provide ratings. However, you can block out programs that have been given a rating of “Not
Rated,” and programs that are considered “unrated” because no code has been sent by the broadcaster.
The TV age-based ratings and content themes you can block are listed in the table below.
Age-Based
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Description and Content Themes for Age-Based Ratings
TV-MA
Mature Audience Only. Specifically designed to be viewed by adults and may be unsuitable for
children under 17. It contains one or more of the following content themes: crude indecent
language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), or graphic violence (V).
TV-14
Parents Strongly Cautioned. Contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for
children under 14. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program
and are cautioned against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended. This program
contains one or more of the following content themes: intensely suggestive dialogue (D), strong
coarse language (L), intense sexual situations (S), or intense violence (V).
TV-PG
Parental Guidance Suggested. Contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger
children. Many parents may want to watch it with their younger children. The program contains
one or more of the following content themes: some suggestive dialogue (D), infrequent coarse
language (L), some sexual situations (S), or moderate violence (V).
TV-G
General Audience. Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages. It contains little or no
sexual dialogue (D), no strong language (L) or situations (S), and little or no violence (V).
TV-Y7
Directed to Children 7 years and older. Designed for children ages 7 and above. It may be more
appropriate for children who have acquired the developmental skills needed to distinguish between
make-believe and reality. Themes and elements in this program may include mild fantasy
violence (FV) or comedic violence, or may frighten children under the age of 7.
TV-Y
All Children. Themes and elements in this program are designed for a young audience, including
children from ages 2-6. It is not expected to frighten younger children.
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To set TV programming limits:
1.
From the main menu, select Profiles.
2.
Select the user name you would like to set limits for through the Profiles menu.
3.
Select TV Setup from the next menu.
4.
Select Set TV Rating.
Selecting TV Rating allows you to set a limit for TV programs based on rating and
content.
Once you get to the Set TV Rating screen, use the arrows and OK buttons on your
remote control to change the status of a TV program rating from View to Block. The
following sections give you more details about how to change the status of TV
program limits.
Remember you are only
blocking TV programs
and movies for the one
Profile you select in the
Profiles menu. If you
would like to block
different programs for
different users, be sure to
complete the process for
each of them.
The Rating Limit Screen
Below is an example of where items are located within the Rating Limit screen.
You must remember to
lock the system for rating
limits to take effect.
Age-Based Rating Limit
Lists the available ratings you can
block or view with the rating status
Rating Status Buttons
buttons.
Lets you know whether the status of the age-based rating
limit to the left is View or Block.
Content Themes
Lists the content themes you can block or view with
the content status buttons.
Content Status Buttons
Lets you know which content themes are available
for that rating, and whether the status of the content
theme is View (V) or Block (B).
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Blocking Age-Based Ratings
You can automatically block all program ratings above a specified age-based rating level.
For example, if you only want your child to watch programs that have a
TV-G rating and lower (in other words, you want the child to watch only TV-G,
TV-Y7, and TV-Y programs), then you need to block other programming with higher
ratings.
When you change the
status of a rating to Block,
the system will
automatically block
higher ratings and all
corresponding content
themes.
To block programs with higher ratings:
1.
First, determine the lowest level rating you do not want the child to watch.
2.
Highlight the rating status button that corresponds with the lowest rating you do
not want the child to watch. (In the example above, you would point to the
rating status button corresponding to TV-PG, since the highest rating you want her
to watch is TV-G.)
3.
4.
Press OK to change the button from View to Block. The status for this and all
higher ratings automatically change to Block (and B).
Hierarchy of
Age-Based Ratings
TV-MA
Mature
Audience Only
TV-14
Parents Strongly
Cautioned
TV-PG
Parental
Guidance
Suggested
Changing the TV-PG rating status button from View to Block causes the buttons for
the higher ratings and content to change to Block and B.
TV-G
General
Audience
Press the left arrow button on the remote control to return to the menu.
TV-Y7
Directed to
Children 7
Years and Older
TV-Y
All Children
Viewing Age-Based Ratings
After you block age-based ratings, you have the option of going back and changing
some of the ratings to View.
1.
Determine the rating you want to view that is currently blocked.
2.
Use the arrows on the remote control to highlight the rating status button, such as
TV-14, whose status is Block.
3.
Press OK to change the status to View. Your child would then be able to watch all
programs with a TV-14, TV-G, TV-Y7, and TV-Y rating.
Note that the content theme buttons corresponding to TV-14 change to View as well.
They and the age-based rating status buttons are the only buttons that automatically
change back to View when you complete this process.
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Blocking Specific Content Themes
You can block programs based on their content. (Content is represented by the D, L, S,
V, and FV on your screen. See “Setting the TV Rating” for details.) When you block a
content theme for a particular rating, you automatically block that content theme for
higher rated programs as well.
You must remember to
lock the system for rating
limits to take effect.
For example, if you do not want your child to watch programs that have adult language
(L) rated TV-PG or higher, you need to block adult language in all programming rated
TV-PG and above.
Content Themes
To block program content:
1.
Determine the lowest level of content you do not want the child to watch.
D
2.
Highlight the content button that corresponds with the lowest content you do not
want the child to watch. (In the example above, you would highlight the V button
located under the L and to the right of TV-PG.)
Sexually Explicit
Dialogue
L
Adult Language
Press OK to change the button from V to B. All higher ratings’ language content
theme button will automatically change to B.
S
Sexual Situations
V
Violence
FV
Fantasy Violence
3.
Selecting the content theme button corresponding with adult language (L) and TV-PG
blocks all programs with adult language (L) rated TV-PG and higher.
4.
Press the left arrow to return to the menu or exit the screen.
Viewing Specific Content Themes
After you block specific content themes, you have the option of going back and
changing some of the content themes back to View (V):
1.
Determine the content themes you want to change to view (V).
2.
Use the arrows to highlight a particular content button, such as the B under
language (L) corresponding with TV-14.
3.
Press OK to change its status back to V. Your child would then be able to watch
programs with TV-14 adult language content, but not programs with TV-PG or TVMA language content.
Note that only the content theme status button corresponding to TV-14 language (L)
changes to View (V). Higher rated content theme buttons, such as that for TV-MA
language, do not change.
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Setting the Movie Rating
You set movie rating limits by blocking movies rated above a specified level. To access
the Set Movie Rating menu:
1.
From the main menu, select Profiles.
2.
Select the user you for whom you would like to set limits.
3.
Select TV Setup from the next menu.
4.
Select Set Movie Rating.
Please note that the rating
limits you set while in the
TV Setup menu apply only
to TV programs—they do
not apply to DIRECTV®
programs.
To set limits for DIRECTV®
programming, select a
profile, select DIRECTV
Setup and then select Set
Rating Limit.
Selecting Set Movie Rating allows you to set a limit for movies based on rating.
Blocking Movie Ratings
If you only want your child to watch movies that have a PG rating and lower (in other
words, movies rated PG and G), then you can automatically block out all other movies
with higher ratings.
To block movies:
1.
Determine the lowest level rating you do not want the child to watch.
2.
Highlight the rating status button corresponding to the lowest rating you do not
want the child to watch. (In the example above, you would highlight the rating
status button corresponding to PG-13, since the highest rating you want the child
to watch is PG.)
3.
Press OK to change the button from View to Block. All higher ratings’ View buttons
will automatically change to Block.
You must remember to
lock the system for rating
limits to take effect.
Change the button from View to Block and all higher rated movies will also be
blocked.
4.
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Viewing Moving Ratings
After you block movie ratings, you have the option of going back and changing some of
the rating status buttons back to View:
1.
Determine the movie ratings you want to change to View (V).
2.
Use the arrows to highlight the status button you want to change.
3.
Press OK to change its status back to View.
Some movies may be
given a “Not Rated”
rating. After blocking
movie ratings, you must
separately set “Not Rated
Movies” to View to see
these movies.
For example, if movies with a rating of PG-13 and higher are blocked, you can
change the rating status button corresponding with NC-17. Your child would then be
able to watch all movies with a G, PG, and NC-17 rating.
Blocking Unrated TV Shows
Some TV programming is not rated and may contain material you do not want your
children to see. These shows must be blocked separately.
To block unrated shows:
1.
Select the user you would like to set limits for through the Profiles menu.
2.
Select TV Viewing.
3.
Select Set TV Rating.
4.
Now select Unrated Shows.
5.
Highlight the radio button beside your choice of View Unrated Shows or Block
Unrated Shows and press OK to select it.
Note that “unrated” TV
shows may include news,
sports, political, religious,
local and weather
programs, emergency
bulletins, public
announcements, and
programs sent without
ratings. It could also
include programs whose
ratings are either “None”
or “N/A.”
Selecting Unrated Shows allows the user to view or block all unrated programs.
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Choosing Your Profile
Each time you turn on the TV, the Family profile is selected by default. To select a different
profile:
1.
Press the WHO button to scroll through the profiles in the channel banner.
The WHO button toggles through the profiles.
2.
When your profile appears, enter your four-digit personal password to access your
profile. If the profile is not password protected, you can just press OK to activate it.
The channel, spending, ratings and viewing limits associated with the chosen profile will
be active only when the system is locked.
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Locking and Unlocking a User Profile
When you lock a profile, you prevent anyone who does not know the user
password from accessing the locked profile. This applies only when they press
WHO on the remote control. It does not prevent them from accessing and editing
the profile via the main menu if they first enter the system password.
When you lock a profile (excluding “Family”), you lock its channel limits, rating
limits, and spending limits. After locking the profile, you need to enter the system
password to edit these settings.
1.
Choose the profile you want to lock or unlock from the Profiles menu,
highlight Lock User or Unlock User, and press OK.
Don’t Forget Your
Password
If you forget a USER
password and the system
is locked, you need to
unlock the system and
then assign a new user
password. If the system is
not locked, select Profiles
from the main menu,
choose Unlock User, and
enter a new password.
Locking the user profile protects the limits you set up.
2.
When locking a user, use the arrows or the digits on the remote control to
enter a four-digit user password.
Some other things to remember about locking and unlocking profiles are:
•
For a lock to be effective, you must exit out of the menu system.
•
When you attempt to access a profile’s channel that is blocked by one or more
limits and the system is locked, you will be asked to unlock the video by
entering the SYSTEM password.
•
If you enter the system password to override a limit, the lock on the channel
banner will turn yellow, and all limits are temporarily unlocked until you turn
off the television. When you turn on the television again, the system will be
locked, and the Family profile channel list will be active. If you want to relock without turning off the television, you can select the lock icon in the
channel banner.
•
If a profile is locked and you want to access its channels, press WHO on the
remote control and then enter the user password.
•
If a profile is locked and you want to access its settings, you can access it
through the menu system by choosing Profiles, then choosing the profile
name. Then enter the system password.
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Locking the System
When you lock the system, all limits set up for all profiles are put into effect, regardless of
whether the profile is locked or unlocked. Unlocked profiles require no user password to
access their channel list if the system is locked.
When the system is locked, you can still access a profile and watch a channel in its
channel list (if the profile is locked, however, you must have the user password). Locking
the system activates all rating, spending, viewing, and channel limits for all profiles. When
you lock the system, no one can modify any of these settings without first entering the
four-digit system password.
1.
Select Profiles from the main menu. Then select Lock System and press OK. Or, press
INFO on the remote control and select the green unlock icon from the channel banner.
The Lock/Unlock icons in
the channel banner are an
easy way to lock or unlock
the system. Press INFO
and select the icon to
change the lock status.
• Green Unlock icon
The system is
unlocked. Spending,
viewing and other
limits can be accessed
and changed.
• Yellow Unlock icon
A password has been
entered to override
limits. No limits can
be accessed or
changed in the menu
without a system
password.
You can lock the system via the channel banner by entering a password.
2.
Use the arrows or the digits to enter a four-digit system password.
3.
Enter the password a second time to confirm it.
• Red Lock
icon Limits cannot
be accessed or
changed without the
system password and
all limits are in effect.
For the changes to be effective, you must exit out of the menu system.
Unlocking the System
When the system is unlocked, the channel, spending, viewing, and ratings limits that you
set are no longer in effect. To unlock:
1.
Highlight Unlock System in the Profiles menu and press OK.
2.
Highlight Yes and press OK to confirm that you want to unlock the system.
When you attempt to access a channel that is blocked by one or more limits and the
system is locked, you will be asked to temporarily unlock the system by entering the fourdigit system password.
If you enter the system password to override a limit, all limits are unlocked until you turn
off the TV. When you turn on the TV again, the system will be locked, and the Family
profile channel list will be selected. If you want to re-lock the system without turning off
the TV, you can select the lock icon in the channel banner.
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If you subscribe to
DIRECTV® programming
and forget the SYSTEM
password, contact your
satellite program
provider’s authorization
center.
If you forget the system
password and do not have
DIRECTV® programming,
remove the access card
from the TV’s back panel
(store it in a safe place, or
reinsert it upside down to
store it in the TV). Press
and hold the INFO button
on the front panel;
simultaneously press and
hold the WHO button on
the remote control.
Continue to hold for
three seconds. All
passwords will be cleared.
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Setup and Connections
2
Using the Remote
3
Basic TV Operation
4
Using Program Guides
5
Adjusting TV Controls
6
Using the Profiles
7
System Options
and Preferences
8
Getting Assistance
9
Reference
➣
Different Ways to Adjust
Your HDTV
1
➣
This chapter describes the other options available
to you such as:
• selecting a signal source and type
➣
• auto tuning your remote control to tune to
the VCR1, VCR2, or DVD channel
• searching for all available channels
➣
• checking your mailbox
• purchasing programs
• setting up personal preferences
➣
• using the FETCH button on the remote
control
➣
➣
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Changing the Signal Source
The Signal Source menu allows you to choose the source from which you would like the
signal to come: Antenna A, Antenna B, DIRECTV, or Video Inputs. The same can be
accomplished using the ANTENNA, DIRECTV, and INPUT buttons on your remote control.
If you misplace your remote control, use the front panel buttons to access this menu and
change the signal source.
To access the Signal Source menu:
1.
Press MENU on the remote control to access the main menu.
2.
Select System Options from the main menu.
3.
Select Signal Source from the next menu.
Select the appropriate signal source.
4.
Use the arrows and OK to select which source from which you would like to receive a
signal.
Changing the Signal Type
The Signal Type menu lets you choose whether you are receiving a signal from cable TV
or an off-air antenna. When you run Channel Search (see “Channel Search” in this section
for details), the TV automatically detects your signal and you don’t have to specify it here.
However, if you decide to change the source, you will need to use the Signal Type menu.
Note that when your signal source is coming from DIRECTV, this menu will not be
available.
Note that viewing a VCR
while in AIR mode may
result in poor picture
performance. If you have
a VCR connected to
Antenna A or Antenna B,
set the Signal Type to
Cable for that Antenna.
Select whether you are receiving signals from an off-air antenna or cable.
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Auto Tuning
This menu displays the various components you have connected to your TV. It lets you set
up the TV to automatically tune to the correct input channel when you press a device
button (VCR1, VCR2, or DVD) on the remote control.
1.
Use the arrow buttons on the remote control to highlight the field corresponding with
a device.
Selecting any of the fields on this screen enables you to specify which input or channel
the component will use.
2.
Press the OK button on the remote to choose which input channel you want to tune to
when you press that device button. Choices for each device are:
Not Connected Select this if you don’t have that device connected to the antenna or
video input jack on the back of the TV or if you don’t want the TV to tune to a
channel when the particular device button (VCR1, VCR2, or DVD) is pressed.
Ch 2 (or 3 or 4) - Ant A Select this if your device is connected to Antenna A on the
back of the TV and you want the TV to tune to channel 2 (or 3 or 4) when you press
the device button (VCR1, VCR2, or DVD).
Ch 2 (or 3 or 4) - Ant B Select this if your device uses Antenna B on the back of
the TV and you want the TV to tune to channel 2 (or 3 or 4) when you press the
device button (VCR1, VCR2, or DVD).
Video INPUT 1 (or 2 or 3) Select this if your device is connected to the Video
INPUT 1 (or 2 or 3) jack on the back of the TV and you want the TV to tune to the
input channel VID1 (or VID2 or VID3) when you press the button. If you have an SVideo cable connected, the input channel will read S-VID1 (or S-VID2 or S-VID3).
Reminder: Make sure the
Ch 2/3/4 switch on the
back of the component is
set to the channel you
specify in the Auto Tuning
screen.
Cmpnt Video (Component Video Input) Select this if your device is connected to
the COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT jack on the back of the TV and you want the TV to
tune to the input channel CMPNT when you press the device button (VCR1, VCR2, or
DVD).
3.
Now you can use the device buttons (VCR1, VCR2, or DVD) on the remote control to
tune to the correct input channel when you press the button.
If you have programmed your remote control and completed the above steps to auto tune,
you can—for example—press the VCR button and both tune to the VCR’s input channel
and enter into “VCR mode.” You can then begin using the REVERSE, PLAY, FORWARD,
RECORD, STOP, and PAUSE buttons to control your VCR.
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Channel Search
Engaging in a channel search tells the TV to search automatically for all the terrestrial TV
channels available through the antenna inputs. When the TV finds an active channel, it
places it in the channel list. Inactive channels (weak stations or channels with no signal at
all) will not be placed the channel list.
The Channel Search screen lets you choose to do either a Full Search or a Quick Search. A
Full Search searches both Antenna A and B, automatically detects whether you are using
cable or an off-air antenna, and may take many minutes. Quick Search searches only for
channels on the antenna you’re currently using and uses the current Air or Cable setting.
Quick Search is also completed faster than a Full Search and is needed after you adjust a
terrestrial antenna for optimum reception.
You can also edit the TV
channel list and remove
unwanted channels by
using the Profiles menu.
Another way to add TV
channels is to directly
tune to them using the
digit buttons on the
remote control. If the
system can obtain that
channel’s signal, it will be
added into the channel
list.
Running Channel Search collects all available TV channels in a channel list.
Mailbox
If you have ordered DIRECTV® programming, the mailbox shows you messages that are
sent—or “mailed”—from your program providers. For example, you may receive a
message calling your attention to a new service or special program offering. If you have
new or unread mail, the mail icon in the channel banner is highlighted.
Checking Your Mail
1.
Select Mailbox from the System Options menu or the mail icon from the channel
banner to view your mail.
2.
Highlight a message and press OK. The message opens for you to read.
2.
Press OK again to close the message.
3.
If you want to erase a message, highlight Erase Message and press OK. When you exit
the display screen, messages not erased are saved in memory.
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Mail provides the latest information from program providers.
Purchases: Pay Per View Programs
Pay Per View programs (PPV) are DIRECTV® programs that you purchase—like a movie
ticket—if you subscribe to DIRECTV® programming. You can preview movies on certain
channels to determine if you would like to purchase them.
Previewing and Purchasing
You can preview and purchase DIRECTV® Pay Per View movies and events if you
subscribe to DIRECTV® programming.
To preview a movie or event:
1.
When in the DIRECTV® program guide, use the down arrow on the remote to move the
highlight to the bottom of the screen.
2.
Select the Other Guides icon.
You may need to enter
your four-digit system
password to order a PPV
program if it costs more
than the spending limit
you set up in the Profiles
menu.
The Other Guides icon
3.
Select Attractions Guide and select a channel to preview.
The Attractions Guide gives you a choice of which channel to preview.
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To purchase a movie or event, you can take one of two actions:
•
Highlight a PPV program from the DIRECTV® programming guide and press INFO. The
Program Details screen will appear and give you more information about the program.
From this screen you can also purchase the program.
-or-
•
Tune to a PPV by channel surfing within DIRECTV® channels and finding a PPV
channel. When you find it, press the INFO button find more information and details
about how to purchase it.
You need to connect your
phone line to your
television to be able to
order PPV programs using
the on-screen menus.
From the Program Details screen, you can select:
•
Channel Guide to see a program lineup for that channel
•
Buy Program to purchase the program
•
Other Times to see what other times the program is available
The options available to you may vary according to the type of program you select and
whether you press INFO from a Pay Per View channel or from the program guide.
Using the Attractions Guide
Your program providers may offer future programming events not currently listed in your
DIRECTV program guide. These events are called “coming attractions” and can be
previewed in the Attractions Guide. To access the Attractions Guide:
1.
Press the DIRECTV button on the remote control. Then press GUIDE.
2.
Use the down arrow icon to move the highlight to the bottom of the screen.
3.
Select the Other Guides icon.
4.
Select Attractions Guide.
5.
Select a channel.
The Attractions Guide is accessed through the Other Guides menu.
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Using the Purchases Menu
The Purchases menu allows you to review upcoming and past DIRECTV® Pay Per View
purchases and edit spending limits.
The Purchases menu shows you upcoming or past DIRECTV purchases and spending limits.
The list of purchases may be longer than one screen; use the down arrow button on the
remote control to see more items. The display also shows the title, channel, date, time, and
cost of each program.
•
The Other Guides icon
Note that the past purchases list might not be updated until the end of the billing cycle
and therefore may show purchases for which you have already paid.
Reviewing and Canceling an
Upcoming Purchase
You can review the program description, as well as cancel an upcoming purchase.
Highlight an upcoming purchase from the DIRECTV Future Purchases screen and press
OK. To cancel, select the program, and then press OK.
The Future Purchases screen lets you cancel an upcoming purchase.
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Setting the Time and Date
You can set the current time and day, the current date, the time zone, and whether or not
you observe daylight saving time.
If you select Use Defaults,
any changes you made
will be discarded and the
time and date will be
reset to the last saved
settings.
Indicate the settings for your area.
Use the arrow buttons to move around the menu screen, OK to select an item, and the
digit buttons on your remote control to enter numbers. If you have already acquired a
digital signal, the time was automatically set and you cannot reset it. You can, however,
reset the time zone and whether you observe daylight saving time. Important: After making
changes, be sure to select Save Changes. If you do not, your choices will be discarded.
Using the Preferences Menu
The Preferences menu allows you to change some aspects of your TV to fit your personal
preference. The following sections outline what you can do in this menu.
Color Scheme
You can change the color that appears in the menu and guides. To change the color, select
Preferences from the main menu and select Color Scheme.
Use the up and down arrows and OK button to select the menu color scheme you prefer.
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Translucency
You can adjust the level of translucency that the menu screens and program guides possess.
Adjust the slider up for more translucency (the video behind the menu and guides will be
more visible) or down for less translucency (less video will be shown behind the menu or
guides).
Default Guide
By default, the Detail Guide appears when you press GUIDE on the remote control, no
matter if you access the DIRECTV® programming guide or the TV program guide. You can
change the default guide from the Detail Guide to the Grid Guide or the SurfGuide feature
(DIRECTV only).
1.
Select Preferences from the main menu, then select Default Guide.
2.
Use the arrows and OK to choose which guide you want to appear first when you
press the GUIDE button on the remote control.
If you choose the SurfGuide feature as the default, the Grid Guide will appear when you
access the TV program guide, since the SurfGuide feature isn’t available as a TV program
guide.
Note that when tuned to
the device connected to
the component video
input jacks, translucency is
set to opaque and cannot
be changed. Once you
return to watching
another device, the
original setting is
restored.
For more information
about the three types of
guides, see the section,
“Using the Program
Guides.”
Screen Format
If you receive an image with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the image will be displayed at that ratio on
your HDTV unless you specify otherwise. Note that when watching an image via the
COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT jacks, you will not be able to manipulate the screen format
or view the screen format in the channel banner.
The Screen Format menu allows you to adjust the image through the following options:
•
Normal Choose this when receiving a 4:3 image and you want the on-screen
appearance of the video to be a centered picture with gray side panels (blank areas)
on the right and left sides.
•
Full Choose this when you want the television to adjust the 4:3 image horizontally so
it fills your 16:9 screen. No gray side panels will be added, and the image is vertically
unaltered. This setting is especially useful for viewing 16:9 formatted DVDs.
•
Fill Choose this when receiving a 4:3 image and you do not want gray side panels
on the right and left sides of the screen. The television will adjust the image both
horizontally and vertically so it fills the height and width of your 16:9 screen with no
gray side panels added. It will also maintain the correct image proportion. Use with
material such as “letterboxed” laserdiscs or VCR tapes.
Also note that when in TV or DIRECTV mode, pressing the FORWARD button on the
remote will toggle through screen formats.
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4:3 ratio
16:9 ratio
Some digital (ATSC
format) stations may
transmit 4:3 images in a
way that will not allow
expansion. You will be
unable to adjust the
screen format.
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Caption Display
The Caption Display menu displays a choice list that lets you choose when closed
captioning information is shown on the screen.
Closed Captioning On
Captioning information is shown always, when available.
Closed Captioning Off
No captioning information is displayed.
On When Muted Captioning information is only shown when the TV’s sound is muted,
when available. (To mute the sound, press the MUTE button on the remote control.)
Analog Captions
You can also select a closed caption mode, which is the mode, or source, used for
displaying captioning information for all types of channels except digital terrestrial. The
content of CC and Text are different; you can select which one you want to see on the
screen.
•
CC displays information at any position on the screen. It overlays the text on top of
the picture as it is received.
•
Text displays information at one particular position (such as the bottom third) of the
screen. You cannot see the picture underneath the text.
You can choose between eight closed caption modes, or sources:
•
CC1 and Text 1 are the primary caption and text services. The captioning or text is
displayed in the same language as the program’s dialog.
•
CC3 and Text 3 serve as the preferred data channels. The captioning or text is often a
secondary language translation, simplified English, or displayed at a slower rate.
•
CC2 and CC4 and Text 2 and Text 4 are rarely available and broadcasters use them
only in special conditions, such as when CC1 and CC3 are not available, or Text 1 and
Text 3 are not available.
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Using Fetch
The Fetch menu is a list of eight convenient menu items. It serves as a shortcut to access
these menu items.
For instance, instead of going through four steps to access the Signal Meter (pressing
MENU, selecting Assistance, selecting Dish Pointing, then selecting Signal Meter), you can
press FETCH on the remote and select Signal Meter with only two button presses.
To view the Fetch menu, press FETCH on the remote control.
Using FETCH is a convenient way to access frequently used menu items.
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4
Using Program Guides
5
Adjusting TV Controls
6
Using the Profiles
7
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and Preferences
8
Getting Assistance
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Reference
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This section:
2
➣
If you run across any problems or need to rely on
the system to give you feedback, you should use
the Assistance menu to get information. This section
explains the different types of assistance your
system is capable of giving you. It walks you
through the Assistance menu, which is accessed by
pressing MENU then selecting Assistance.
Setup and Connections
➣
Need Help?
1
• helps you get antenna and signal meter
information
• explains the on-screen signal meter
➣
• tells you about the interactive setup process
➣
• tells you how to validate a new access card
• describes how to use the system test
• explains how to acquire off-air guides
➣
Most of the screens contain information to help you
decide what to do next. If you get stuck, look for
the help text at the bottom of the screen. Or, select
the Help button from the top of a menu to view
more information about your options.
➣
• discusses possible upgrades for your TV
➣
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Running the Interactive Setup
You should have completed the interactive setup the first time you plugged in your
TV. However, if you need to access the interactive setup again, you can access it
through the Assistance menu.
1.
Press MENU on the remote control to access the main menu.
2.
Select Assistance from the main menu.
3.
Select Interactive Setup and follow the on-screen directions.
The steps involved in the interactive setup include:
•
Setting the time and date
•
Searching for channels
•
Setting up speakers
•
Selecting an audio processor
•
Specifying your satellite dish antenna type and finding coordinates
•
Viewing the signal meter and running the system test
The interactive setup process
allows you to complete all steps
or selectively skip steps.
Note that if you do not subscribe to DIRECTV® programming, you can select “Skip this
step” for specifying satellite dish antenna type and running the system test.
Getting Antenna Information
The Antenna Info menu helps you assess the availability of available TV channels. It is
useful for checking the strength of digital channels, obtaining all channels possible,
and adjusting any terrestrial TV antennas.
•
Press MENU to bring up the main menu, select Assistance, then Antenna Info.
The Antenna Info screen reports the status of the signal search and lists channels that are
being received or have been received from all terrestrial antennas. To switch between
antennas, highlight a channel and then press ANTENNA on the remote control.
When getting antenna information, the screen lists:
•
the channel number,
•
the station name, if available,
•
whether the channel is digital or analog,
•
which antenna is receiving the signal, and
•
if a digital channel, the current signal strength.
Note that if you highlight
a channel in the Antenna
Info menu, you tune to
the channel and, if
digital, get a real-time
update of the signal
strength.
The channel list consists of all channels being received or that have been received
from terrestrial antennas.
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Dish Pointing
The Dish Pointing menu helps you set up your HDTV and optimize your reception of
the satellite signal.
Selecting Dish Type
It is important to complete each of the following steps required for your satellite dish
antenna. If you do not, you will not receive proper dish pointing coordinates and will
not be able to take full advantage of your system.
Specify the type of dish you are using:
1.
Press MENU on the remote control to bring up the Main menu.
2.
Select Assistance, then Dish Pointing.
3.
Use the arrows to highlight Select Dish, then press OK.
4.
Specify the type of dish you are using: a round satellite dish or an oval dish.
Depending on the type of dish you have, the Select Dish menu will prompt you for
more information about your satellite dish antenna.
5.
If you are using a round satellite dish, you are finished selecting your dish.
6.
If you are using an oval satellite dish, specify the number of satellite locations
from which your satellite dish antenna will be receiving signals. This number is
equal to the number of LNBs (Low Noise Blocks) mounted on your dish. For
example, if you have two LNBs, select 2 Satellite Location Dish.
Peak Signal
The “Peak Signal”
indicates the highest
signal strength you have
obtained, which is not
necessarily the highest
possible signal.
While the maximum
signal strength is 100, the
signal strength you
achieve will probably be
less. Although there is no
difference in picture
quality between signal
strengths of 60 and 85,
the higher the signal, the
less likely you are to
experience negative
effects in degraded
conditions such as rain or
snow (called “rain fade”).
LNBs
An oval satellite dish with two LNBs.
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Find Your Dish Pointing Coordinates
Use one of the available methods (ZIP Code, Latitude/Longitude) to find your dish
pointing coordinates.
To obtain dish pointing coordinates using the ZIP Code of the dish installation location:
1.
Press MENU on the remote control to bring up the Main menu.
2.
Select Assistance, then Dish Pointing.
3.
Select Enter ZIP Code.
4.
Enter the ZIP Code for the satellite dish antenna installation location.
Azimuth is the side-toside direction that the
satellite dish antenna is
pointed.
Elevation is the up/down
angle that the satellite
dish antenna is pointed.
5.
Record the elevation, azimuth, and tilt (oval satellite dish only) numbers below.
Elevation ____________
Azimuth ___________
Tilt is the circular rotation
of the dish itself, like the
motion of a steering
wheel.
Tilt (oval satellite dish only) _____________________
Using the On-screen Signal Meter
Use the signal strength meter to determine whether or not you are receiving a satellite
signal. You can also use it to find the strength of the satellite signal.
To bring up the on-screen signal meter:
1.
Press MENU on the remote control to bring up the Main menu.
2.
Select Assistance, then Dish Pointing.
3.
Select Signal Meter.
The signal meter screen you see may look somewhat different from the one
pictured above.
4.
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Select a satellite location (such as 101W). If the satellite dish antenna is pointed
correctly, the signal meter will show you the current signal strength and you should
hear a continuous tone.
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5.
If you are using an oval satellite dish, select the second satellite group and obtain a
signal.
Once you have a signal locked for both satellite locations (this may require some
tweaking), you can select Alternate for fine tuning to improve your reception of both
signals. When this button is selected, the signal meter alternates between the two
signals every four seconds. Make small adjustments to your dish’s position until both
signals are satisfactory.
If you are not receiving a signal and you have entered all Select Dish information
correctly, please see your satellite dish antenna Installer’s Guide for detailed instructions.
To change transponders, press the right arrow button on the remote, then use either the
digit buttons on the remote or the on-screen + and - buttons to enter the transponder
number.
Your New Access Card
Periodically, your program provider may issue you a replacement access card if you
subscribe to DIRECTV® programming. The New Access Card Setup screen allows you to
transfer the information from the old card onto the new one. The access card fits into the
TV through the back panel.
To replace the card:
1.
Select Assistance from the main menu.
2.
Select New Access Card.
3.
Follow the on-screen directions to validate the new card.
See the section “Setup
and Connections” for
details about where to
insert your access card.
Running the System Test
The System Test display screen is accessed through the Assistance menu and allows you to
initiate diagnostic procedures on the DIRECTV System, if you subscribe to DIRECTV®
programming. You should use this feature to get your access card number or when your
television doesn’t seem to be receiving satellite signals correctly.
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A message screen appears
when you select System
Test from the Assistance
menu. This screen tells
you whether the system
passed each test. If your
system fails the test, run
the system test several
times before concluding
that there is a problem.
Occasional fluctuations in
the phone line or satellite
signal can give temporary
false readings. Note that
if you do not subscribe to
DIRECTV® programming
or do not have your
satellite dish antenna
installed, the test will fail.
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Off-Air Guides
If you are certain your antenna is properly set up and receiving a strong signal, but you
are receiving invalid program guide information or are having trouble tuning to a channel,
you can disable your system’s ability to acquire off-air TV program guides. If you subscribe
to DIRECTV® programming, you will still receive DIRECTV® programming guides if you do
not receive TV program guides.
To disable the TV program guide:
1.
Select Assistance from the main menu.
2.
Select Off-Air Guides from the Assistance menu.
Select Off-Air Guides from the Assistance menu.
3.
Use the arrows on the remote to highlight Do Not Acquire Off-Air Guides and press OK
to select it. Then exit from the menu.
4.
You should now rebuild the channel list by selecting System Options from the main
menu and selecting Channel Search.
Upgrades
Your HDTV is able to receive upgrades or modifications to some of its features and
functions. These modifications will occur automatically, usually at times when your TV
would likely be turned off. If your TV is on when an upgrade or modification is sent, you
may experience a disruption in reception for a minute or two. Your reception should
return to normal after the modification is complete. Please consult the Upgrades Menu to
find a schedule of upgrades or modifications planned by DIRECTV. The Upgrades feature
is enhanced by *RSATM Secure.
The “RSA Secure” logo
ensures that only authorized
upgrades or modifications
are delivered to
your HDTV.
*RSATM Secure and the RSATM Secure
logo are trademarks of RSA Data
Security, Inc.
Future Upgrades lets you review upcoming upgrades. Past Upgrades shows you the
current software version number.
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Getting Information
Setup and Connections
2
Using the Remote
3
Basic TV Operation
4
Using Program Guides
5
Adjusting TV Controls
6
Using the Profiles
7
System Options
and Preferences
8
Getting Assistance
9
Reference
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This section contains troubleshooting information,
your PROSCAN limited warranty, and accessory ordering information.
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Troubleshooting
Can’t select certain channel
•
Channel may be blocked or not approved in the Profiles menu.
•
If using a VCR, check to make sure the TV/VCR button on the VCR is in the correct “mode.”
Noisy stereo reception
•
May be a weak station. Change to mono mode instead of stereo in the Audio menu under Special Audio.
No picture, no sound but TV is on
•
Maybe a vacant channel or input is tuned.
•
If watching VCR (connected only through antenna input), make sure TV is tuned to channel 3 or 4 – same as CH3/4 switch
on VCR. Also check to make sure the TV/VCR button on the VCR is in the correct “mode.”
•
Simultaneously press the POWER and CHANNEL DOWN buttons on the front panel to reset the TV.
Sound okay, picture poor
•
Check antenna connections and pointing and also check for interfering sources.
•
Try adjusting the picture quality, especially sharpness, to improve weak signals.
•
Viewing a VCR while in AIR mode may result in poor picture performance. To exit AIR mode, select System Options from
the main menu, then select Signal Type and select Cable.
Black box appears on the screen
•
Captioning may be turned on and in text mode. Check the Caption Display in the Options menu.
Wrong picture
The TV and most VCRs let you toggle between pictures: one can be the picture from DIRECTV signal or a terrestrial antenna
(or cable) and one can be from the VCR. If you don’t see the picture you think you should be seeing, try using these
buttons to toggle between the pictures:
•
Press the TV/VCR button on the VCR remote or on the VCR’s front panel.
•
Press the ANTENNA button on the remote control.
Taking either of these actions lets you switch the source of the video signal from DIRECTV to the off-air antenna or cable,
and vice versa.
Problems with the remote control
•
Maybe something is between the remote control and the remote sensor on the front of the TV.
•
Maybe the remote control is not in the correct mode. Press the DIRECTV button so the remote will be in DIRECTV
mode or press the TV button so the remote will be in TV mode.
•
Maybe the batteries in the remote control are weak, dead or installed incorrectly. Try replacing batteries. (Note, if you
remove the batteries, you may have reprogram the remote to control other components.)
•
Remove the batteries and hold the number 1 button for at least 60 seconds to drain the microprocessor inside the
remote control. Release the button, replace the batteries, and (if necessary) reprogram the remote control.
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Blank screen
•
Maybe the component (VCR, DVD, etc.) connected to the input jacks is not on.
•
Try another channel, because there may just not be any programming on at that time.
•
Cables in back may be disconnected.
TV will not turn on
•
Check to make sure it is plugged in, and try the front panel POWER button.
•
Check the wall receptacle (and extension cord, if applicable) to make sure it is “live” by plugging in something else.
•
Maybe remote control is not aimed at remote sensor.
•
Unplug. Wait five minutes. Plug in again.
TV turns off while playing
•
Electronic protection circuit may have been activated because of a power surge. Wait 30 seconds and then turn on
again. If this happens frequently, the voltage in your house may be abnormally high or low.
Problems with your system password
•
If you forget your system password and subscribe to DIRECTV® programming, you should call DIRECTV to obtain a
new one.
Invalid program guide information
•
Make sure your antenna is properly set up and receiving a strong signal. If this still does not correct the problem,
disable your system’s ability to acquire off-air TV program guides by selecting Assistance from the main menu and
then selecting Off-Air Guides.
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Care and Cleaning
CAUTION: Turn OFF your TV before cleaning.
You can clean the TV as required, using a soft lint-free cloth. Be sure to occasionally dust the
ventilation slots in the cabinet to help assure adequate ventilation.
The TV’s screen may be cleaned with a soft, lint-free cloth as well. Take care not to
scratch or mar the screen. If necessary, you may use a cloth dampened with warm
water.
Never use strong cleaning agents, such as ammonia-based cleaners, or abrasive
powder. These types of cleaners will damage the TV.
While cleaning do not spray liquid directly on the screen, or allow liquid to run down the
screen and inside the TV. Also, avoid placing drinks, vases, or potted plants with water on
top of the TV. This could increase the risk of fire or shock hazard or damage to the TV.
Caution: If fixed (non-moving) images are left on the screen for long periods, they may
be permanently imprinted on the screen. Such images include network logos, phone
numbers, and video games. This damage is not covered by your warranty. Extended
viewing of channels displaying these images should be avoided.
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FCC Registration Information
Your HDTV is registered with the Federal Communications Commission and is in compliance with parts 15B and 68,
FCC Rules and Regulations.
1.
Notification to the Local Telephone Company.
On the back of this equipment is a label indicating among other information, the FCC Registration number and
Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for the equipment. You must, upon request, provide this information to your
telephone company.
The REN is useful to determine the number of devices you may connect to your telephone line and still have all
these devices ring when your telephone number is called. In most (but not all) areas, the sum of the RENs of all
devices connected to one line should not exceed 5. To be certain of the number of devices you may connect to
your line as determined by the REN, you should contact your local telephone company.
Note: This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the telephone company. Party lines are subject
to state tariffs, and therefore you may not be able to use your own telephone equipment if you are on a party line.
Check with your local telephone company. Notice must be given to the telephone company upon permanent
disconnection of your equipment from your line.
2.
Rights of the Telephone Company.
Should your equipment cause trouble on your line which may harm the telephone network, the telephone
company shall, where practicable, notify you that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. Where
prior notice is not practicable and the circumstances warrant such action, the telephone company may temporarily
discontinue service immediately. In case of such temporary discontinuance, the telephone company must: (1)
promptly notify you of such temporary discontinuance (2) afford you the opportunity to correct the situation and
(3) inform you of your right to bring a complaint to the Commission pursuant to procedures set forth in Subpart E of
Part 68, FCC Rules and Regulations.
The telephone company may make changes in its communications facilities, equipment, operations of procedures
where such action is required in the operation of its business and not inconsistent with FCC Rules and Regulations.
If these changes are expected to affect the use or performance of your telephone equipment, the telephone
company must give you adequate notice, in writing, to allow you to maintain uninterrupted service.
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Scenium High Definition Television (HDTV)
Limited Warranty
What your warranty covers:
• Defects in materials or workmanship.
For how long after your purchase:
• One year from date of purchase for labor.
• One year from date of purchase for parts.
• Two years from date of purchase for the picture tube.
The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of
shipment to the rental firm, whichever comes first.
What we will do:
• Pay an Authorized Service Center the labor charges to repair your unit.
• Pay an Authorized Service Center for the new, or at our option, refurbished replacement
parts and picture tube required to repair your unit.
How you get service:
• Call 1-866-SCENIUM and have your unit’s date of purchase and model/serial number
ready.
• A representative will troubleshoot your problem over the phone.
• If the representative determines that you should receive service, they will provide you
with the name(s) of the Authorized Service Center in your area.
• Contact the Service Center and arrange for home or pick up, repair, and return service,
provided that your unit is located within the geographic territory covered by an
Authorized Service Center. If not, you must take your unit to the Service Center location
at your own expense, or pay for the cost the Service Center may charge to transport your
unit to and from your home.
• Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that
the product is within the warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service.
For rental firms, proof of first rental is also required.
What your warranty does not cover:
• Customer instruction. (Your Owner’s Manual describes how to install, adjust, and
operate your unit. Any additional information should be obtained from your dealer.)
• Installation and related adjustments.
• Damage resulting from non-approved installation methods.
• Signal reception problems not caused by your unit.
• Damage from misuse or neglect.
• Batteries.
• Images burnt onto the screen.
• A television that has been modified or incorporated into other products, or is used for
institutional or other commercial purposes.
• A unit purchased or serviced outside the U.S.A.
• Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage.
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Product Registration:
• Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your unit. It will
make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not
required for warranty coverage.
Limitation of Warranty:
• THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS
PRODUCT. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION
GIVEN BY THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL
CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS
WARRANTY.
• REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER. THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC. SHALL
NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING
FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER OF
WARRANTIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY ARE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE
STATE OF INDIANA. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE
LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE
WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
How State Law relates to warranty:
• Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations
or exclusions may not apply to you.
• This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that
vary from state to state.
If you purchased your unit outside the United States:
• This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.
Service calls which do not involve defective materials or workmanship are not
covered by this warranty. Costs of such service calls are the sole responsibility of
the purchaser.
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Accessory Information
The following accessories are available from most dealers and electronics
supply stores in case you want to position your components farther apart
or need additional cables.
Standard Audio/Video cable
with RCA-type phono plugs.
VH83
Monaural VCR Dubbing Audio/
Video Cable is a double cable
that lets you connect the video
and audio jacks of two VHS VCRs
to duplicate tapes. It can also be
used to connect a VCR to your
TV. The cable is color-coded and
shielded. It has RCA-type phono
plugs on each end. Gold-Tipped
cable, VH83 (6-ft)
Stereo VCR Dubbing Audio/
Video Cable is a triple cable that
lets you connect the VIDEO and
AUDIO jacks of stereo components.
Gold-Tipped cable, VH84 (6-ft)
Push-on Cable* attaches to the
round antenna connectors (called
75-ohm F-type) on the back of
your VCR or TV. The ends push
on for a quick connection. VH89
(6-ft)
Screw-on Cable* attaches to the
round antenna connectors (called
75-ohm F-type) on the back of your
VCR or TV. The ends screw onto
the connectors for a secure
connection. VH82 (6-ft), VH81 (3-ft)
S-Video Cable has multi-pin
connectors on each end for
connecting S-Video components to
your TV. VH976 (6-ft), VH913 (12-ft)
RG-6 Coaxial Burial Cable with
weatherproof “F” connectors. D905
Optical/SPDIF cables help you
connect to a component with an
Optical Audio In jack, such as a
Dolby Digital decoder or receiver.
DV3 (3-ft), DV6 (6-ft)
* This accessory is intended for use with an off-air or cable TV signal distribution and is not suitable for distribution of
the satellite signal originating from your satellite dish antenna.
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VH81
Screw-on antenna cable* (6-ft)
VH82
$3.95
Push-on antenna cable* (6-ft)
VH89
$5.95
Weatherproof “F” Connector (2)
D905
$5.95
Monaural VCR Dubbing Cable (6-ft)
VH83
$5.95
Stereo VCR Dubbing Cable (6-ft)
VH84
$9.95
S-Video Cable (6-ft)
VH976
$7.95
S-Video Cable (12-ft)
VH913
$14.95
2-way Signal Splitter*
VH47
$3.95
4-way Signal Splitter*
VH49
$6.95
Amplified Antenna
ANT200
$49.95
Antenna Mixer
193984
$11.15
Remote Control (CRK76TCL3)
244876
$32.00
Optical/SPDIF Cable (3-ft)
DV3
$15.95
Optical/SPDIF Cable (6-ft)
DV6
$19.95
Audio•Video Adapter
228449
Diplexer
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Remote Control This is
the remote control that came
packed with your TV.
Replacements or spares can
be ordered as needed.
WHO
CRK76TCL3
2-way Signal Splitter, 4way Signal Splitter* helps
you connect to other
components.
2-way Splitter (VH47)
4-way Splitter (VH49)
Amplified VHF/UHF/FM
Antenna allows you to
easily switch from the
antenna signal to cable or
satellite easily without
disconnecting antenna.
$4.45
$19.95
ANT200
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$
We are required by law to collect the appropriate sales
tax for each individual state, country, and locality to
which the merchandise is being sent.
Shipping and Handling* ....................................................
* This accessory is intended for use with an off-air or
cable TV signal distribution and is not suitable for
distribution of the satellite signal originating from your
satellite dish antenna.
Total Amount Enclosed ......................................................
$ 5.00
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Money order or check must be in U.S. currency only.
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Placing an Order
Charge your order on your VISA,
MasterCard, or Discover Card by
filling in below
To place your order by phone, have your Visa, MasterCard or
Discover Card ready and call the toll-free number listed
below.
USE YOUR CREDIT CARD
®
IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number
from your VISA card
Use this number only to place an order for accessory items
listed on this order form.
1-800-338-0376
My card expires:
IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number
from your MasterCard
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To place your order by mail, detach and mail the completed
order form with credit card information, money order or check
in US currency (made payable to Thomson Consumer
Electronics, Inc.) to the following address:
Video Accessories
PO Box 8419
Ronks, PA 17573
Copy Number
above your
name on
MasterCard
My card
expires:
IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number
from your Discover Card
My card expires:
AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE
(Credit card order will not be processed without signature)
Print or type your name and
address clearly.
A complete and correct
order will save you days
of waiting.
Name:
Street:
Apt:
City:
State:
Zip:
Daytime Phone Number:
Please make sure that both sides of this form
have been filled out completely.
• Allow 4 weeks for delivery.
• All accessories are subject to availability.
• Prices are subject to change.
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Index
A
A-Z icon 36, 42
Access card 12, 81
Number 18
Accessories 90
Age-based ratings
Blocking 58
Viewing 58
AIR mode 14, 66
All icon 41
AlphaSort icon 36
Amplifier
Connecting 17
Analog captions 74
Analog signals 6
Analog terrestrial 28
Anatomy of the TV program guide 35
Antenna
A 66, 67
ANTENNA IN jacks 12
B 66, 67
Button on the remote
21
Information 78
Receiving signals 78
AlphaSort 42
Arrows on remote 21
Assistance menu 77
ATSC format 6
Attractions guide 70
Audio
AUDIO jacks 11
Audio/Video jacks, cable
9
Processor 48
Quality controls 48
Audio language icon 27
Auto
Converge 47
Tuning 67
AUX button 20
Available channels 68
Azimuth 80
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Back of the TV 12
Batteries 18, 84
Binocular icon 27
Black level 46
Blocking
Age-based ratings 58
Content themes 59
Bright lighting 47
Buy programs 70
C
Cables 12
Jacks 9
Canceling purchases 71
Caption
Display 74
Mode 74
Care and cleaning 86
Changing
Channels 28, 29
From the TV guide to
the DIRECTV guide 34
Channel
Banner
Icons 26
Control button on the
remote 21
Groups 39
Lists 39
Delete channels
53, 55
Retrieving channel
number 78
Search 68
Up and down 10, 20
CLEAR button 21
Closed captioning 74, 84
Color 46
Scheme 72
Warmth 46
Colors
Of icons 64
Connections
To the back panel 8
Content themes 56
Viewing 59
Contrast 46
Convergence 47
D
Date and time 72
Default guide 38, 73
Detail guide 38
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack
12, 49
Digital signals 6
Digital terrestrial 28
DIRECTV
Button 18, 20, 84
Channel list 52
Rating limit 54
Setup 52
Spending limit 53
Dish Pointing 79
coordinates 80
Dish type 79
Dolby
Digital 49
Receiver 9
DVD button 20
FORWARD
Button on the remote
21
Front
And rear speaker jacks
13
Input jacks 10
Of the TV 10
Panel 10
Speaker INT./ EXT. switch
13
Front inputs 11
Full screen format 73
G
Getting around in the
guides 37
GO BACK
Button on the remote
21
GO BACK button 21
Grid guide 38
Guide
Button on the remote
21, 35, 36, 38
Data 38, 39
E
H
Editing
Channels 52
Profiles 52
Elevation 80
Exit icon 44
Headphone jack 11
Help 44
F
FCC information 87
Fetch
Button 20
Using 75
Fill screen format 73
Fine tuning the dish 81
Fixed
Images 86
Variable out jack 13
Fixed Output 17
I
Icons 27, 36, 42, 64
Lock, Unlock 64
INFO
Button on front panel
10
Button on the remote
21, 37
INPUT
1 jacks 13
2 jacks 13
3 jacks 13
Button on the remote
21
Interactive setup 18, 78
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J
N
Jack
Headphones 11
Jacks 12
And cables 9
Naming profiles 52
New access card 81
Noise filter 47
Normal lighting 47
Normal screen format 73
Not rated
Movies 61
Programs 56
NTSC format 6
Number buttons on the
remote 37
L
Latitude and longitude 80
LED button on the remote
20
Listing all DIRECTV programs 41
LNB (Low Noise Block) 79
Lock icon 64
Locking
The system
27, 54, 60, 64
M
Mail icon 68
Mailbox
Checking your mail 68
Deleting mail 68
Icon 27
Main menu 44
Maximum signal strength
79
MENU button 10, 21
Menus
Icons 64
Profiles 52
Modes 10
Of operation 28
SAT and TV 28
Mono sound 48
Movie
Icon in the program
guide 41
Ratings 60
Blocking 60
Viewing 61
Themes icon 41
Mute 20, 48
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O
Off-Air Guides 82
OK button 21
ON•OFF button 20
Optical
Jacks and cables 9
Output menu 49
Other guides
Attractions guide 70
Icon 38
Overheated components
8
P
Password
System 63
User 63
Pay Per View program 53
PCM
Decoder 49
Personal picture preset 47
Phone
Jack 9, 12
Line 9
Picture 46
Controls 46
Presets 47
Quality 46, 79
Settings 46
PIP (Picture in Picture)
Button 21
Buttons 30
Problems 31
Pixels 6
Positioning cables 8
POWER button 10
Preferences menu 72
Profiles
Choosing 62
Locking
Unlocking 63
Menu 52
Unlocking 62
Program guides
Anatomy 36
Default guide 73
Detail guide 38, 73
DIRECTV 34
Down arrow 44
Grid guide 38, 73
Help 44
Scrolling 37
SurfGuide 38, 39, 73
Tuning to a program 37
TV 34
Programming the remote
to control components 22
Purchases
Cancelling 71
Menu 71
Pay Per View programs
69
Previewing 69
Reviewing 71
Q
Quality controls 46
R
Rain fade 79
Rating limit 54
Ratio (16:9 and 4:3) 6, 73
RCA-type cables 9
Receiving different types
of channels 6
Remote control 84
Buttons 20
Programming 22
Reset picture controls 47
Reviewing purchases 71
RF jacks
Cables 9
S
S-VIDEO jack 9
Satellite 28
In jack 12
Satellite dish type 79
Scout 27
Icon 42
Screen format 73
Scrolling 37
Search for channels 68
Second Audio Program
(SAP) 49
Set
Movie ratings 60
Rating limit 54
Time and date 72
Sharpness 46
Signal
Meter
Peak Signal 79
Source
Changing 66
Strength
Of a digital signal 78
Type
Changing 66
Signal meter 80
SKIP button 20
Soft lighting 47
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Sorting
The DIRECTV guide
By movies 41
By sports 41
By title 36
By topics 40
Using movies icon 41
Using sports icon 41
Using topics icon 40
Sorting by
Scout button 42
Sound
Logic 49
Speaker
Connecting 16
Setup 16
Speakers 49
Spending limit 53
Sports
Icon 41
Themes icon 41
SRS Stereo 48
Station name
Retrieving 78
Stereo sound 48
Subchannel number 35
SurfGuide 38, 39
SWAP
Button on the remote
21
System
Lock 60, 64
Password 64
Test 81
Unlock 64
T
Telephone jack and cord 9
Terrestrial antennas 6, 78
Text
Closed caption 74
Tilt 80
Time and date 72
Tint 46
Tone controls 48
Translucency 73
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Troubleshooting 84
Tuners 6
Tuning to a program 37
TV
And DIRECTV button on
remote 10
Button 20
Channel list 54
Mode 29
Rating limit 56
Setup 54
W
Weak reception 84
WHO button 21, 62
Z
ZIP code 80
U
Unlocking
Profiles 62, 63
The system 27, 64
Unrated
Movies 61
Programs and shows 56
Shows 61
Upgrades 82
V
V-Chip
Age-based ratings 56
Content themes 56
Variable Output 17
VCR
VCR1 button 20
VCR2 button 20
Video
Configuration 46
Games 12
Jack 11
Viewing
Age-based ratings 58
Content themes 59
Volume
Button 10, 20
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