User`s guide | Ferris Industries 5900972 Lawn Mower User Manual

HDTV User’s Guide
Changing Entertainment. Again.
Find Inside:
• Introduction............ page 2
• Connections............ page 7
• Remote..................... page 21
• Features................... page 31
• Menu. ....................... page 41
• FAQs.......................... page 54
• Troubleshooting.... page 55
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Important Information
Warning
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
To reduce the risk of fire
or electric shock, do not
expose this product to
rain or moisture.
This symbol indicates that this product
incorporates double insulation between
hazardous mains voltage and user
accessible parts. When servicing use only
identical replacement parts.
Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover (or back).
No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
The apparatus shall not
be exposed to dripping
or splashing and that no
objects filled with liquids,
such as vases, shall be
placed on the apparatus.
This symbol indicates
"dangerous voltage" inside the
product that presents a risk of
electric shock or personal injury.
This symbol indicates
important instructions
accompanying the product.
Refer to the identification/rating label located on the back panel of your product for
its proper operating voltage.
FCC Regulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment
may void the user’s authority to operate it.
Caution: Using video games or any external accessory with fixed images for
extended periods of time can cause them to be permanently imprinted on the
picture tube (or projection TV picture tubes). ALSO, some network/program logos,
phone numbers, black borders (sides, top and bottom), etc. might cause similar
damage. This damage is not covered by your warranty.
Cable TV Installer: This reminder is provided to call your attention to Article 820-40
of the National Electrical Code (Section 54 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1)
which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the
cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building as close to
the point of cable entry as practical.
Warning: Do not use the Freeze feature for an extended period of time. This can
cause the image to be permanently imprinted on the picture tube. Such damage is
not covered by your warranty. Press any button to unfreeze the picture at any time.
Important Stand and Base Safety Information: Choose the location for your TV
carefully. Place the TV on a stand or base that is of adequate size and strength to
prevent the TV from being accidentally tipped over, pushed off, or pulled off. This
could cause personal injury and/or damage the TV. Refer to the Important Safety
Instructions on page 1.
Product Registration
Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. For US customers:
Your RCA Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at www.rca.com/television. Registering this
product allows us to contact you if needed.
Product Information
Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and record
the serial and model numbers in case you need them. These numbers are located on the product.
Model No.___________________________________________________________________________________________
Serial No.____________________________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date:_______________________________________________________________________________________
Dealer/Address/Phone:_______________________________________________________________________________ Important Information
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the
other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is provided for your
safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they
exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a
cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. Even if the power indicator is off,
the apparatus is still not fully disconnected from the power source. To disconnect the apparatus completely from the power source,
take its power plug out of the wall outlet or power strip. The power plug must be easily accessible.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as
power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
If an outside antenna is connected to the TV receiver, be sure the antenna
system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges
and built up static charges. In the U.S. Section 810-21 of the National
Electrical Code and in Canada, Part 1 of the Canadian Electrical Code
provides information with respect to proper grounding of the antenna
system. See the figure on the right for details.
Example of Antenna Grounding as per
(NEC) National Electrical Code
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND CLAM P
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
ELECTRIC SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
To assure adequate ventilation for this product, maintain a spacing of 4 inches
from the top and sides of the TV receiver and 2 inches from the rear of the TV
receiver and other surfaces.
Introduction
Thank you for choosing RCA
Congratulations on purchasing this RCA High Definition Television (HDTV).
Your purchase decision represents an investment in a new generation of
technology—HDTV. Even though this is a technologically advanced HDTV, it
is the most user-friendly of its kind—with on-screen instructions that guide you
through all of the TV’s features.
Connect the off-air antenna for
digital television to this input jack.
HDTV
ANTENNA
DIGITAL
INPUT
COMPOSITE INPUTS
S-VIDEO
V
L /MONO
R
V
L /MONO
R
VID1
ANTENNA/
CABLE
ANALOG
INPUT
VID2
VARIABLE
AUDIO
FOR FACTORY
USE ONLY
SUBWOOFER
Your HDTV has two tuners: one for regular, analog television and one for off-air
digital television (ATSC). On your HDTV's back panel you'll see two inputs—one
for cable TV or regular, off-air programming and one for off-air digital television.
While you're watching TV, you can switch from one tuner to the other with the
ANT•CABLE button on your remote.
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT
V
The best of both worlds
FIXED AUDIO
L
R
L
R
Connect cable TV or your off-air
antenna for regular, analog TV to
this input jack.
There are many off-air antennas you can use to receive off-air digital television.
Find out which antenna will work best in your environment and where you
should put your antenna for the best reception. For more information on
antenna reception in different parts of the U.S., go to www.antennaweb.org.
What makes HDTV better
With your new High-Definition Television, you can embark on the next
generation of TV viewing—HDTV. There are many technological advancements
that make HDTV better than analog TV, but there are basically three things
about HDTV that bring you a superior viewing experience: (1) resolution, (2)
aspect ratio, and (3) digital signal and sound.
Resolution (it’s math...that works for you)
The crisp, lifelike picture that people rave about when experiencing true HDTV
is due to the resolution this technology provides. The resolution is measured by
calculating the number of active lines of pixels. A pixel (which stands for picture
element) is a small dot. The picture you see on your TV is composed of these
dots.
A regular, analog television only has a resolution of about 200,000 pixels (480
vertical pixels x 440 horizontal pixels = 211,200 pixels). The HDTV format is
capable of more than 2 million pixels (1,920 x 1,080 = 2,073,600).
More pixels equal more detail. In summary, HDTV is capable of resolution that
is up to 10 times the resolution of the picture on a regular, analog TV!
Feature
Analog (NTSC)
HD Digital (ATSC)
Total Scan Lines
525
1125
Effective Scan Lines
480
1080
Aspect Ratio
4:3
16:9 (Widescreen)
Max Resolution
720 x 480
1920 x 1080
Sound
2-ch Stereo
5.1 ch Surround
Introduction
Aspect Ratio
Aspect ratio is simply the width and height of the picture. Regular TVs use a 4:3
aspect ratio, which means the picture is a little wider than it is tall (a screen that
is 20 inches wide is about 15 inches tall).
When the standards were being developed for television broadcasting in 1941
by the NTSC (the National Television Standards Committee), it made sense to
adopt the 4:3 aspect ratio the film industry was using at that time.
16:9 Aspect Ratio
As TVs dropped in price and people prospered in the 1950s, the movie industry
had to find a way to get people out of their living rooms and back to the movie
theatres. That’s when they created the 16:9 aspect ratio (also called widescreen
format). When the standards for HDTV were being developed by the ATSC (Advanced Television Standards Committee), the 16:9 aspect ratio was chosen as the
format for HDTV.
This widescreen format makes sense because it’s much closer to the way we
see. Our field of vision is actually much wider than tall because of our peripheral vision. Not only is it closer to the way we see, but the pictures are crisper
and cleaner with more detail in the close-up and panoramic views.
4:3 Aspect Ratio
Digital Signal and Sound
The analog television broadcast system that has been used in the United States
for the past 50 years transmits signals as electronic waves. These waves can
suffer degradation as the signal travels to your home. Additionally, the analog
waves are susceptible to interference from planes passing overhead, weather,
and household appliances.
Digital signals, in contrast to analog signals, can be reproduced precisely because the images are transmitted and received using the computer language of
1s and 0s. Such precision yields a signal with amazing picture clarity and outstanding sound quality.
Other Key Features of owning an RCA HDTV
There are other HDTVs on the market. But your RCA HDTV has been designed
with features that will enhance your TV viewing experience, and features
that provide flexibility to build on the digital revolution that is taking place. A
summary of your TV’s most unique features follows. Go to Chapter 3 for more
details on these and additional features.
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Introduction
TruScan Digital Reality™ Feature
With the Film Mode option turned on, the intelligent signal processing of the TruScan Digital Reality feature recognizes
incoming video signals and progressively converts them to achieve optimum digital picture performance. It also recognizes
when original film sources have been modified and can automatically convert the analog frame rate back to its original
format to bring out the detail—a process commonly referred to as reverse 3:2 pulldown.
DVI-HDTV Input
Lets you connect a device with a DVI (Digital Visual Interface) output. DVI provides an uncompressed, digital video
interface developed for high-bandwidth digital connection. It supports the overlay of high-resolution graphics needed by
some electronic program guide navigation and other interactive services. DVI, when combined with HDCP (High bandwidth
Digital Content Protection) technology, creates a protected digital connection. The DVI-HDTV connection is designed to
display either progressive scan (480p or 720p) or HDTV (1080i) signals at a bandwidth of up to 1.78 Gigabits per second.
Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions........................................................................................... 1
Introduction........................................................................................................................ 2
The best of both worlds.............................................................................................. 2
What makes HDTV better........................................................................................... 2
Other Key Features of owning an RCA HDTV............................................................ 3
Chapter 1: Connections & Setup............................................................... 7
Things to Consider Before You Connect ......................................................................... 8
Choose Your Connection................................................................................................... 9
TV + DVD + VCR............................................................................................................... 10
TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR.......................................................................................... 12
TV + DVI Device................................................................................................................ 14
TV+ A/V Receiver............................................................................................................. 14
Plug in the TV................................................................................................................... 15
Put Batteries in the Remote............................................................................................ 15
Use the Remote Control to Complete the Initial Setup................................................ 15
Turn on the TV.................................................................................................................. 15
Complete the Initial Setup.............................................................................................. 16
Set the Menu Language . ......................................................................................... 16
Welcome Screen and Connection Confirmation...................................................... 16
Complete the Auto Channel Search......................................................................... 16
Changing Lists and Labels......................................................................................... 17
Automatic Convergence............................................................................................ 17
Explanation of Jacks........................................................................................................ 18
The Front of Your TV........................................................................................................ 20
Front Input Jacks........................................................................................................ 20
Front Panel Buttons................................................................................................... 20
Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control.................................................... 21
The Buttons on the Remote Control............................................................................... 22
Programming the Remote to Operate Other Devices................................................... 23
Find Out If You Need to Program the Remote ....................................................... 24
Programming the Remote........................................................................................ 24
How to Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It.................................................. 25
Modes of Operation.................................................................................................. 25
Volume Punchthrough Feature....................................................................................... 26
Deleting All Volume Punchthrough Commands...................................................... 26
Using the INPUT Button................................................................................................... 27
Remote Code List............................................................................................................. 27
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Table of Contents
Chapter 3: Using the TV's Features......................................................... 31
Channel Banner................................................................................................................ 32
Digital and Analog Channels.......................................................................................... 33
Digital Channels......................................................................................................... 33
Direct Tuning to a Digital Channel .......................................................................... 33
Autotuning....................................................................................................................... 33
Why You Should Use the Autotuning Feature........................................................ 33
How to Set Up the Autotuning Feature................................................................... 34
Parental Controls and V-Chip.......................................................................................... 35
How V-Chip Works for USA and Canada.................................................................. 35
US V-Chip TV Rating Limit......................................................................................... 35
The V-Chip Rating Screen................................................................................... 36
Age-Based Ratings.............................................................................................. 36
USA Description and Content Themes for Age-Based Ratings......................... 36
Blocking/Viewing Age-Based Ratings................................................................ 37
Blocking/Viewing Specific Content Themes...................................................... 37
Canada V-Chip Ratings.............................................................................................. 38
Canadian English V-Chip Rating System............................................................ 38
Canadian French V-Chip Rating System............................................................. 39
Blocking Canadian V-Chip Ratings..................................................................... 39
V-Chip Movie Rating Limit........................................................................................ 40
Blocking Movie Ratings...................................................................................... 40
Blocking Unrated/Exempt Programs........................................................................ 40
Lock/Unlock Parental Controls.................................................................................. 40
Front Panel Block....................................................................................................... 40
Chapter 4: Using the TV's Menu System................................................ 41
Sound Menu..................................................................................................................... 42
Picture Menu.................................................................................................................... 44
Channel Guide Menu....................................................................................................... 46
Time Menu........................................................................................................................ 47
Parental Control Menu.................................................................................................... 47
Setup Menu...................................................................................................................... 48
Chapter 5: Other Information................................................................. 53
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)............................................................................... 54
Troubleshooting............................................................................................................... 55
Care and Cleaning............................................................................................................ 58
FCC Information............................................................................................................... 58
Limited Warranty............................................................................................................. 59
Index................................................................................................................................. 61
Chapter 1: Connections & Setup
Chapter Overview:
• Things to Consider Before You Connect
• Choose Your Connection
• Connection Instructions
• Plug in the TV
• Put Batteries in the Remote
• Use the Remote Control to Complete the Initial Setup
• Turn on the TV
• Complete the Initial Setup
• Explanation of Jacks
• Front Panel Buttons and Jacks
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Connections & Setup
Things to Consider Before You Connect
Protect Against Power Surges
• Connect all devices before you plug any of their power cords into the wall outlet.
• Turn off the TV and/or device before you connect or disconnect any cables.
• Make sure all antennas and cables are properly grounded. Refer to the Important Safety
Instructions on page 1.
Protect Devices from Overheating
• Don’t block ventilation holes on any of the devices. Arrange the devices so that air can
circulate freely.
• Don’t stack devices.
• If you place devices in a stand, make sure you allow adequate ventilation.
• If you connect an audio receiver or amplifier, place it on the top shelf so the heated air from it
won’t flow around other devices.
Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference
• Insert each cable firmly into the designated jack.
• If you place devices above the TV, route all cables down the side of the back of the TV
instead of straight down the middle of the TV.
• If your antenna uses 300-ohm twin lead cables, do not coil the cables. Also, keep the twin
lead cables away from audio/video cables.
Use Indirect Light
Don’t place the TV where sunlight or room lighting will be directed toward the screen. Use soft or
indirect lighting.
Cables Needed to Connect Devices to Your TV
The pictures below show the cables needed for the connections represented in this book. The
next two pages explain the inputs and outputs your HDTV offers for connecting devices.
Audio/Video
cables
Coaxial cable
S-Video cable
Component Video
(Y•Pb•Pr) cables
DVI-HDTV Cable
Chapter 1
Connections & Setup
Choose Your Connection
There are several ways to connect your HDTV. Please use the following chart to determine which connection is best for
you. Proceed to the appropriate page and connect your HDTV.
Devices
Cables
Needed
Video Connections
Connection
Title Go to...
TV + DVD + VCR
pages 10-11
pages 12-13
S-Video
TV + Satellite
Receiver + VCR
Audio
TV + DVI device
page 14
TV + A/V
receiver
page 14
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Audio/video
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PB
AUDIO OUT
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S-VIDEO
DVD
OFF-AIR ANTENNA
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ANTENNA
DIGITAL
INPUT
EM
COMPONENT INPUTS
CMP1
TV
Y
DVI-HDTV
L
R
CMP2
COMPOSITE INPUTS
S-VIDEO
Y
PB
L
PB
L
PR
R
PR
R
V
L /MONO
R
V
L /MONO
R
VID1
ANTENNA/
CABLE
ANALOG
INPUT
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT
V
VID2
VARIABLE
AUDIO
FOR FACTORY
USE ONLY
SUBWOOFER
FIXED AUDIO
L
R
L
R
2C
VIDEO
VCR
L
IN
VCR
R
AUDIO
OUT
2B
AUDIO
VIDEO
L
R
ANTENNA OUT
ANTENNA IN
2A
3
CABLE
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OFF-AIR ANTENNA
Chapter 1
Connections & Setup
TV + DVD + VCR
1. Connect your DVD Player to your TV.
A. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the CMP1 L and R audio input jacks on the back of the TV and to the
audio output jacks on the DVD player.
B. Connect three video grade cables to the CMP1 Y Pb Pr jacks on the back of the TV and to the Y Pb Pr jacks on the
DVD player.
Notes:
If your DVD player does not have Y Pb Pr jacks, but does have an S-Video jack, connect the player to the VID1 S-VIDEO
jack on the TV using an S-Video cable.
If your DVD player does not have an S-Video jack, connect the player to the VID1 V (Video) jack on the back of the TV
using a video cable.
Important: If you use the VID1 S-VIDEO or V (Video) jack to connect your TV to the DVD player, you must connect the
audio cables to the VID1 L/MONO and R jacks on the TV.
2. Connect your VCR to your TV.
A. Connect a coaxial cable to the VCR’s antenna output jack and to the ANTENNA/CABLE ANALOG INPUT jack on the TV.
B. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the VID2 L/MONO and R audio input jacks on the back of the TV and
to the audio output jacks on the VCR.
C. Connect the video cable to the VID2 V (Video) jack on the back of the TV and to the video output jack on the VCR.
3. Make sure cable or antenna is connected to your VCR.
Connect the coaxial cable from your cable outlet or antenna to the antenna input jack on the VCR.
4. Connect the coaxial cable from an off-air antenna to the ANTENNA DIGITAL INPUT jack.
Note: Do not connect a digital cable signal to this input.
• To review other
connections, go to the
next page.
• If you are done
connecting devices to
your TV, go to page 16 to
complete the Initial Setup.
• If you want more details
of the jacks on your TV, go
to page 18.
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Connections & Setup
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
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L
R
VIDEO
L
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VCR
L
PB
L
PR
R
PR
R
L
V
L /MONO
R
V
L /MONO
R
VID1
ANTENNA/
CABLE
ANALOG
INPUT
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT
V
VID2
VARIABLE
AUDIO
FOR FACTORY
USE ONLY
SUBWOOFER
FIXED AUDIO
L
R
L
R
VCR
R
1C
AUDIO
VIDEO
COMPOSITE INPUTS
S-VIDEO
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AUDIO
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ANTENNA IN
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Chapter 1
Connections & Setup
TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR
1. Connect your VCR to your TV.
A. Connect a coaxial cable to the VCR’s antenna output jack and to the ANTENNA/CABLE
ANALOG INPUT jack on the TV.
B. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the VID2 L/MONO and R audio jacks on the
back of the TV and to the Audio Output jacks on the VCR.
C. C
onnect the video cable to the VID2 V (Video) jack on the back of the TV and to the video
output jack on the VCR.
2. Make sure cable or antenna is connected to your VCR.
Connect the coaxial cable from your cable outlet or antenna to the antenna input jack on the VCR.
3. Connect your Satellite Receiver to your TV.
Note: Use the best connection offered by your satellite receiver—if your satellite receiver has
component video jacks, connect those
A. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the VID1 L/MONO and R audio jacks on the
back of the TV and to the audio output jacks on the satellite receiver.
B. Connect the video cable to the VID1 V (Video) jack on the back of the TV and to the video
output jack on the satellite receiver.
C.If your satellite receiver has an S-Video jack, connect an S-Video cable (instead of the video
cable in step B) to the S-VIDEO jack on the TV and to the S-VIDEO output jack on the
satellite receiver.
4. Connect the coaxial cable from an off-air antenna to the ANTENNA DIGITAL INPUT jack.
Note: Do not connect a digital cable signal to this input.
• To review other
connections, go to the
next page.
• If you are done
connecting devices to
your TV, go to page 18 to
complete the Initial Setup.
• If you want more details
of the jacks on your TV, go
to page 18.
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Connections & Setup
TV + DVI Device
DVI COMPONENT
L
DVI-HDTV
To connect a DVI Device to your TV:
AUDIO
R
1
1. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the DVIHDTV L and R audio jacks on the back of the HDTV and
to the audio output jacks on the DVI device.
2. Connect the video cable to the DVI-HDTV jack on
the back of the HDTV and to the DVI jack on the DVI
device.
2
HDTV
ANTENNA
DIGITAL
INPUT
COMPONENT INPUTS
CMP1
CMP2
Y
DVI-HDTV
L
R
S-VIDEO
Y
PB
L
PB
L
PR
R
PR
R
ANTENNA/
CABLE
ANALOG
INPUT
COMPOSITE INPUTS
V
L /MONO
R
V
L /MONO
R
VID1
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT
FIXED AUDIO
L
R
V
VID2
VARIABLE
AUDIO
FOR FACTORY
USE ONLY
SUBWOOFER
L
R
A/V RECEIVER
CD
IN
IN
TAPE
OUT
TV
IN
IN
VCR
OUT
TV+ A/V Receiver
R
These are two different ways your TV uses a device to hear
audio.
L
HDTV
ANTENNA
DIGITAL
INPUT
COMPONENT INPUTS
CMP1
Y
DVI-HDTV
L
R
CMP2
COMPOSITE INPUTS
S-VIDEO
Y
PB
L
PB
L
PR
R
PR
R
V
V
L /MONO
L /MONO
R
R
VID1
ANTENNA/
CABLE
ANALOG
INPUT
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT
V
VID2
VARIABLE
AUDIO
FOR FACTORY
USE ONLY
SUBWOOFER
Connect to either FIXED
or VARIABLE Output
FIXED AUDIO
L
R
L
R
Connect audio cables to either the FIXED or variable
AUDIO L and R OUTPUT jacks and to the audio inputs on
the A/V receiver.
Note: If you've connected your VCR or other device
to the FIXED outputs on the HDTV, use the VARIABLE
inputs for your A/V Receiver.
• Fixed provides fixed-level audio output from the TV.
This audio output is ideal for connecting to an A/V
receiver that has its own volume control.
• Variable provides variable-level audio output.
Volume levels can be controlled by the volume
controls on the TV and TV remote control.
• If you are done
connecting devices to
your TV, go to page 18
to complete the Initial
Setup.
• If you want more details
of the jacks on your TV,
go to page 18.
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Chapter 1
SAT•CABLE
AUX
TV
DVD
GO BACK
Connections & Setup
VOL
CH
MUTE
GUIDE
INFO
Plug in the TV
SUB
CH
FORMAT
MENU
CLEAR
Plug the flat end of the cable into the power jack on the back of the TV. Then plug
the other end of the power cord into an appropriate wall outlet. Be sure to insert
the plug completely. Do not plug the TV into an outlet controlled by a light switch.
Put Batteries in the Remote
ANT•CABLE
INPUT
• Remove the battery compartment cover from the back of the remote by
pushing the tab and lifting off the cover.
REVERSE
PLAY
FORWARD
• Insert 2 fresh batteries. Make sure the polarities (+ and -) are aligned correctly.
RECORD
STOP
PAUSE
• Replace the cover.
Use the Remote Control to Complete the
Initial Setup
ON•OFF
SAT•CABLE
AUX
DVD
TV
TV button
GO BACK
VOL
CH
MUTE
GUIDE
INFO
SUB
CH
FORMAT
MENU
CLEAR
OK
button
Arrows
The technical term is “Navigation” – how you move through the on-screen menus.
The theory is the same throughout the menu screens: highlight your choice and
select it.
To highlight a menu item, press the arrow buttons on the remote to highlight one
of the items listed on the screen. Use the up or down arrow button to move up or
down. Use the right or left arrow button to move right or left.
To select the item that you’ve highlighted, press OK.
Note: Highlighted means that the menu item stands out from other menu
items on the list (appears darker, brighter, or a different color).
Turn on the TV
Press TV on the remote, or press the Power button on the TV’s front panel.
ANT•CABLE
INPUT
REVERSE
PLAY
FORWARD
RECORD
STOP
PAUSE
Chapter 1
Note: Pressing the TV button turns on the TV and puts the remote into TV
mode. “TV mode” means that the buttons on the remote control operate the
TV’s functions.
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Complete the Initial Setup
Tip
To access the setup menus manually, press
MENU and choose SETUP.
The menu system in your TV allows the TV’s features to work properly. The
first time you turn on your TV, the setup screens appear.
Set the Menu Language
English
The first part of the setup allows you to select your preferred language for the
menu system.
Français
Español
If English is your preferred language, press OK. If you want to choose another
language, press the down arrow button until that language is highlighted, and
press OK.
Welcome Screen and Connection Confirmation
Sit back, relax and enjoy the vivid
colors, realistic pictures, and
surround sound of your new RCA TV.
The next screen welcomes you to your new RCA TV. Press OK to continue with
the setup. After the welcome screen, the initial setup asks you to make sure
that you've connected the HDTV to your cable or antenna signal. Once you've
confirmed that the HDTV is connected, press OK. The Channel setup screen
appears.
Press OK to continue
Complete the Auto Channel Search
The Channel setup screen lets you set your signal source and search for the
available channels on that source. The Auto channel search allows the TV to
search for all the viewable channels on both of your tuners—for digital or
analog channels—or on each antenna separately. This is sometimes called auto
programming.
When you first turn on your HDTV, it's set to search on both tuners.
To search for channels on the both tuners:
Channel setup
Go back
Signal Source
Analog Signal type
Auto channel search
Both...
Cable...
Start
List and labels
...
Press < / > to select where you would like to
search for channels.
1. Make sure the Signal Source is set to Both. If it's not, use the right arrow to
change the setting to Both.
2. Press the down arrow button on your remote control to highlight Analog
Signal Type.
3. Use the right arrow button to choose the signal type you're receiving on the
analog tuner—either UHF/VHF Antenna for an off-air antenna or Cable.
4. Press the down arrow button on your remote control to highlight Auto
channel search.
5. Press OK to start the Auto channel search on both tuners.
When the channel search is complete, press OK to access the List & Labels
screen.
Note: The Auto Channel Search looks for channels for the Signal Source
you choose—analog, digital, or both. To perform the Auto Channel
Search for just one tuner, choose that tuner in step 1 above. Then follow
the rest of the steps.
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Changing Lists and Labels
Go back
Channel number
In channel list
Channel label
113
ESP_ _ _
The List & Labels part of the setup lets you edit your channel list and choose or
create a personal six-character label for each channel.
Enter the channel number or use </> keys.
Note: Changing List and Labels can be time consuming. You can
change these at a later time by accessing the Setup menu.
1. Press the left or right arrow button to scroll through the channels and
choose the one you want to edit.
Note: Labels for digital channels cannot be changed—they come
from the signal sent by the broadcaster. If you're on a digital channel
and you want to switch to an analog channel, press the ANT•CABLE
button on your remote.
2. Press the down arrow to highlight the In channel list option. Press the left
or right arrow button to add (the box is checked) or remove (the box is
unchecked) the channel from the list.
3. Press the down arrow to highlight the Channel label option. Press the left
or right arrow button to scroll through the available list of 25 most common
labels. The last option in the list allows you to create your own sixcharacter label for the channel (the first letter of the label is highlighted).
4. Press the 1 or 2 number button to change the first letter of the label.
5. Press the right arrow to highlight the second letter, then press the 1 or 2
number button to change the second letter, etc...
6. When you are finished creating your label, press OK. Select Go back to go
to the Auto Convergence menu.
Automatic Convergence
Go back
Automatic convergence
...
Press < or > key to launch the automatic
convergence. The process takes about 1 min.
Pressing OK before the end will stop the
process and keep old settings.
Your HDTV’s picture tubes might have been disturbed during delivery or after
you moved the HDTV, causing the color in your HDTV to be out of alignment.
The colors adjust by starting auto convergence.
IMPORTANT: Auto convergence works best once the HDTV has warmed
up for at least an hour. If you've just unpacked your HDTV, it's a good
idea to repeat the Auto convergence function when the HDTV's been
running for at least an hour. See page 51 for more information about Auto
convergence.
1. Press OK to begin auto convergence.
2. When the auto convergence is complete, the Red center convergence menu
appears. The cross in the middle of the screen should be yellow. If it is not,
use the arrow buttons to move the red cross to overlap the green cross.
Press OK when adjustments are complete.
Note:
If you're using an HD source (such as a separate
HDTV tuner or HDTV satellite receiver) on
the CMP or DVI inputs, you should run Auto
convergence separately for that input as well.
Tune to the input you’re using for the HD
source, then go to page 51 for information on
Auto convergence.
Chapter 1
3. The Blue center convergence menu appears with a cyan cross in the middle
of the screen. If it is not, use the arrow buttons to move the blue cross
to overlap the green cross. Press OK (the TV tunes to the last selected/
available channel in the channel list).
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Explanation of Jacks
This section describes the jacks you can use for connections. There are several ways to connect devices to your TV.
Back Panel Jacks (in alphabetical order)
ANTENNA/
CABLE
ANALOG
INPUT
ANTENNA
DIGITAL
INPUT
ANTENNA/CABLE ANALOG INPUT Lets you connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal
from the antenna, cable, cable box, or a VCR. This input jack is for analog signals only.
ANTENNA DIGITAL INPUT Lets you connect the coaxial cable from an off-air antenna to
receive the off-air digital signals.
Note: Do not connect a digital cable signal to this input.
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT
V
FIXED AUDIO
L
R
VARIABLE
AUDIO
SUBWOOFER
L
R
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT Lets you connect an amplifier or audio receiver for improved
sound quality. You can also connect a VCR or external monitor to the FIXED outputs.
• V Provides a standard-definition video output from your TV. You can use this video
output along with the FIXED AUDIO L/R outputs to connect a VCR for recording
programs in standard definition from the analog antenna input. You can also connect
this output jack to an external monitor to watch standard definition programs.
Note: The V output does not carry video from the digital tuner.
• Fixed AUDIO L/R Provides fixed-level audio output from the TV. You can use
these audio outputs along with the video output to connect a VCR for recording. You
can also connect this audio output to an A/V receiver when you want to control the
volume through the A/V receiver.
• Variable AUDIO Provides variable-level audio output. Volume levels are controlled
by the volume controls on the TV and remote control.
• SUBWOOFER Provides lower bass audio frequencies from the TV to a subwoofer.
Note: If you’ve connected a subwoofer, make sure you set the External Subwoofer
option in the Sound menu. Go to page 42 for instructions.
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COMPONENT
INPUT
CMP1
Y
PB
L
PR
R
COMPONENT INPUTS Lets you connect a component video source, such as a DVD
player.
• CMP1 Y Pb Pr (Component Video) Provides optimum picture quality because the
video is separated into three signals. Use three video-grade cables for the connection.
When using CMP1 Y Pb Pr, make sure to connect left and right audio cables to the
CMP1 L and R Audio Input jacks.
• CMP1 L (Audio) Provides left audio connection. The left audio connector is usually
white.
• CMP1 R (Audio) Provides right audio connection. The right audio connector is usually
red.
• CMP2 Y Pb Pr, and L and R Audio Allows you to connect a second component video
source. Their description is the same as CMP1 above. When using CMP2 Y Pb Pr, make
sure you connect the left and right audio cables to the CMP2 Audio jacks.
COMPOSITE INPUTS
S-VIDEO
V
L / MONO
R
VID1
VID2
V
L / MONO
R
COMPOSITE INPUTS Lets you connect another device such as a VCR or DVD player. Its
AUDIO jacks are the same as described for CMP1 above.
• VID1 S-VIDEO Provides better picture quality than the video jacks (VID1 and 2 Video)
because the color part of the picture is separated from the black and white part of the
picture. When using VID1 S-VIDEO, make sure to connect left and right audio cables to
the VID1 L/MONO and R Audio Input jacks.
• VID1 V (Video) Provides composite video connection. The video connector is usually
yellow.
• VID2 S-VIDEO, V and L/MONO and R Audio Allows you to connect a device such as
a VCR or DVD player. Their description is the same as VID1 above.
Note: For each VID jack group (VID1 and VID2), you may connect either an S-Video or
Video cable. Do not connect both at the same time in either of the VID jack groups.
DVI-HDTV Input Lets you connect a device with a DVI output.
Important: The DVI-HDTV input is not intended for use with a computer.
DVI-HDTV
L
R
• DVI (Digital Visual Interface) Provides an uncompressed, digital video interface
developed for high-bandwidth digital connection. It supports the overlay of highresolution graphics needed by some electronic program guide navigation and other
interactive services. DVI, when combined with HDCP (High bandwidth Digital
Content Protection) technology, creates a protected digital connection. The DVI-HDTV
connection is designed to display either progressive scan (480p) or HDTV (1080i)
signals at a bandwidth of up to 1.78 Gigabits per second.
• L (Audio) Provides left audio connection when using the DVI jack. The left audio
connector is usually white.
• R (Audio) Provides right audio connection when using the DVI jack. The right audio
connector is usually red.
Note: Remember to connect the left and right audio cables because the DVI cable
carries only the picture signal, not the sound.
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The Front of Your TV
Front Input Jacks
The TV has front input jacks for convenience in connecting a camcorder, digital camera, or video
game system. Look for a hinged door and press to open the cover. Please note the illustration
below is just an example of how these jacks might appear.
AUDIO IN
L/MONO
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
IN
R
HEADPHONE
PHONES Allows you to connect headphones to
listen to the sound coming from the TV. To adjust
volume control of the headphones, press the VOL+
or VOL- button (the volume display appears). Press
the arrow up or down button (the headphone
volume display appears), then press the right or left
arrow button to adjust the headphone volume.
Note: Use the VOL- button to turn the TV's volume
down while listening to phones.
RE
WO
P
+L
OV
—
LO
V
HC
HC
MENU/OK
CH
UN
EM
CH
VOL
VOL
Notes: The front panel illustration shows a typical front panel
layout. The exact look may be different from the one on the
front of your TV.
VIDEO (in) Receives video from another device,
such as a camcorder, video game console, or VCR.
L/MONO and R AUDIO Receives audio from
another device, such as a camcorder, video game
console, or VCR.
S-VIDEO (in) Allows you to connect an S-Video
cable from another device. Make sure you also
connect audio cables from the device to the TV.
Notes: When connecting a device that uses
a monaural cable, such as some camcorders,
use the L/MONO input jack to get sound from
both speakers.
If you use the Front Button Block feature, the front panel no
longer provides access to the menus. The Front Button Block
feature disables all front panel buttons but not the jacks. For
more information, see Chapter 3.
Front Panel Buttons
If you cannot locate your remote, you can use the front panel buttons of your TV to operate
many of the TV’s features.
MENU/OK Brings up the Main menu. In the menu system, it selects highlighted items.
CH 5 Scans down through the current channel list. In the menu system, acts like down arrow
button on the remote control and adjusts menu controls.
CH 6 Scans up through the channel list. In the menu system, acts like up arrow button on the
remote control and adjusts menu controls.
VOL 3 Decreases the volume. In the menu system, acts like left arrow button on the remote
control and adjusts menu controls.
VOL 4 Increases the volume. In the menu system, acts like right arrow button on the remote
control and adjusts menu controls.
POWER Turns the TV on and off.
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Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control
Chapter Overview:
• The Buttons on the Remote Control
• Programming the Remote to Operate Other Devices
• How To Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It
• Volume Punchthrough Feature
• Using the INPUT Button
•Remote Code List
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The Buttons on the Remote Control
ON•OFF
SAT•CABLE
AUX
DVD
TV
GO BACK
VOL
CH
MUTE
GUIDE
INFO
SUB
CH
FORMAT
MENU
CLEAR
ANT•CABLE
INPUT
REVERSE
PLAY
FORWARD
RECORD
STOP
PAUSE
(0-9) Number Buttons Enter channel numbers and time settings. Also used in the
TV menu to make selections. Analog inputs: To enter a one-digit channel, enter a
zero first. To enter a two-digit channel, press the two digits. To enter a three-digit
channel, press and hold the 1 button until 1 and two dashes (– –) appear, then
add the second two digits. Example: to tune to channel 123, press and hold 1 until
1– – appears, release the 1 button and then press 2 and 3. Digital inputs: Enter the
channel number, press the right arrow button and enter the subchannel numbers.
Press OK.
ANT•CABLE In TV mode, this button switches between Antenna and Cable Input.
When tuned to an input, press to go back to the most recently used tuner (Antenna
or Cable Input).
Arrows (up, down, left, right) Used to move through the on-screen menus. The
right arrow (Zoom+) and left arrow (Zoom-) buttons on the remote change the TV’s
screen format (when no menus are on screen).
AUX Places the remote in auxiliary mode to operate a device (such as a cable
box, satellite receiver, VCR or DVD player etc.) you’ve programmed to work with
this button. If Auto Tuning is enabled, pressing the AUX button turns on the TV and
tunes to the corresponding Video Input Channel for RCA devices. AUX by default is
programmed for an RCA VCR. This button lights when you press a valid button in
AUX mode (see Modes of Operation on page 25 for more details).
CH + or CH - Scrolls up or down through the channel or input list. Press once to
change the channel up or down; press and hold to continue changing channels.
In DVD mode (if programmed), these buttons work as chapter advance or chapter
reverse buttons with some DVD players.
CLEAR Removes any menu or display from the screen.
DVD Places the remote in DVD mode. If Auto Tuning is enabled, pressing the
DVD button turns on the TV and tunes to the corresponding Video Input Channel
for RCA devices. This button lights when you press a valid button in DVD mode (see
Modes of Operation on page 25 for more details).
FORMAT Changes the current video screen format. Format control is not available
for digital 16:9 broadcasts.
FREEZE Freezes the entire screen. When watching TV, freezes the picture until
you press any button on the remote to resume normal TV viewing. The FREEZE
feature automatically times out after a short time. Please note that when you
"unfreeze" you go back to live programming (skipping any programming that
occurred during the freeze).
Note: The FREEZE feature does not work on signals from the DVI-HDTV, CMP1,
or CMP2 inputs in progressive scan (480p) or HDTV (1080i) modes. It also does not
work on digital channels.
Do not use the Freeze feature for an extended period of time. This can cause
the image to be permanently imprinted on the picture tube. Such damage is not
covered by your warranty. Press any button to unfreeze the picture at any time.
GO BACK Returns you to the previous channel.
GUIDE Displays the Channel Guide menu.
INFO Displays the Channel Banner with channel and viewing information. Press
again to remove the banner.
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INPUT Press to toggle through the available input sources (VID1, VID2, FRNT,
CMP1, CMP2 and DVI).
MENU Displays and clears the Main Menu.
Note: If you've just turned on the TV, the digital input takes some time to
become available (usually about 25 seconds). While it's getting ready, you won't
see the items related to the digital input in the menus. These items will show up
once the digital tuner is ready.
MUTE Reduces the TV’s volume to its minimum level. Press again to restore the
volume. To program this button to work with devices connected to your audio
system, follow the instructions in the Volume Punchthrough Feature section on
page 26.
Tip
To turn off all the RCA devices that are
connected to the TV, press ON•OFF twice
within two seconds.
This feature works with most RCA products.
Note:
The SAT•CABLE, AUX and DVD buttons
operate most RCA products.
OK When a menu item is highlighted, press OK to select the item.
ON•OFF When in TV mode, turns the TV on and off. If in another device mode
(SAT•CABLE, AUX or DVD) and programmed, will turn the device on and off.
REVERSE, PLAY, FORWARD, RECORD, STOP, PAUSE If programmed,
provides transport control for some remote-controllable VCRs, DVRs, CD and DVD
players etc.
Important: The RECORD button has a safety feature that requires you to press it
twice.
SAT•CABLE (Satellite•Cable) Places the remote in SAT/CABLE box mode. If Auto
Tuning is enabled, turns on the TV and tunes to the satellite or cable box Video
Input Channel for RCA devices. This button lights when you press a valid button in
SAT•CABLE mode (see Modes of Operation on page 25 for more details).
SUB CH (Subchannel) When entering a digital channel that has a subchannel,
press this button to access the subchannel entry field. Enter the subchannel and
press OK to tune to the channel.
TV Places the remote in TV mode. Turns on the TV and tunes to the last-viewed
TV channel or input. This button lights when you press a valid button in TV mode
(see Modes of Operation on page 25 for more details).
VOL – or VOL + Decreases or increases the TV’s volume. To program this button
to work with devices connected to your audio system, follow the instructions in
the Volume Punchthrough Feature section on page 26.
Programming the Remote to Operate
Other Devices
ON•OFF
SAT•CABLE
AUX
DVD
The universal remote can be programmed to operate many brands of remotecontrollable VCRs, audio devices, DVD players, cable boxes, satellite receivers and
other devices. In addition to being programmed to operate your television, it’s
already programmed to operate most RCA devices.
TV
Note: The TV button can’t be programmed on this remote to control any
device; it controls only this TV.
GO BACK
VOL
CH
MUTE
GUIDE
Device Buttons
INFO
Continues on next page...
FORMAT
Chapter 2
MENU
SUB
CH
CLEAR
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Find Out If You Need to Program the Remote
To determine whether the universal remote needs to be programmed to
operate one of the devices connected to your TV, such as a DVD player, do the
following:
ON•OFF
1. Turn on the device (in this example, a DVD player).
SAT•CABLE
AUX
DVD
TV
2. Point the remote at the device.
3. Press the corresponding device button (in this example, DVD).
GO BACK
VOL
CH
Programming the Remote
MUTE
GUIDE
INFO
SUB
CH
FORMAT
MENU
4. Press ON•OFF to see if the DVD player responds. If the DVD player
doesn’t respond, you need to program the remote to operate it.
CLEAR
There are three ways to program the remote control to operate other devices:
Direct Entry, Manual Code Search and Automatic Code Search. If you have
recently purchased the device you want to control or if the device has many
codes, you might want to try the manual code search first. The codes in the
code list at the end of this chapter are programmable for any of these device
buttons (SAT•CABLE, AUX or DVD) on the TV's remote.
Using Direct Entry
1. Turn on the device you want to control.
2. Look up the brand and code number(s) for the device on the code list at
the end of this section.
ANT•CABLE
INPUT
REVERSE
RECORD
PLAY
STOP
FORWARD
PAUSE
You’ll use these buttons for Direct
Entry.
Important: The remote may not
be compatible with all models of
all brands of devices. It also may
not operate all functions of your
device.
3. On your remote control, simultaneously press and hold the ON•OFF and
MUTE buttons (approximately 3 seconds) until a device button remains lit.
Then release the buttons.
4. Press and release the device button (SAT•CABLE, AUX or DVD) you want
to program.
5. Enter a three digit code from the code list.
6. To test the code you’ve programmed for that device button, point the
remote at the device and then press ON•OFF to see if the device responds
to the remote control.
If the device turns off, you’ve entered the correct programming code for your
device. (You might want to circle the code for future reference). If the device
doesn’t turn off, repeat these steps until you’ve tested all codes for your device’s
brand or try to run a manual code search.
Using Manual Code Search
Note: Try the direct entry method first, or if you want the AUX button to
operate your DVR, for example, enter the first code from the DVR code
list. (You save time by telling the remote what type of device you want to
program). Now proceed with the following steps.
1. Turn on the device you want to control.
2. On your remote control, simultaneously press and hold the ON•OFF and
MUTE buttons (approximately 3 seconds) until a device button remains lit.
Then release the buttons.
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3. Press and release the device button (SAT•CABLE, AUX or DVD) you want to program.
4. Repeatedly press and release the ON•OFF button, watching for the device to respond. If it does
turn off, press and release the OK button within 3 seconds to save the code. If you accidentally
passed the code before saving it, press the left arrow button to backtrack through the codes; then
use the right arrow button to go forward through the codes again.
When all codes have been searched, the device button flashes 3 times, then the remote exits manual
code search and returns to normal operation.
Using Automatic Code Search
1. Turn on the device you want to control.
2. On your remote control, simultaneously press and hold ON•OFF and MUTE (approximately 3
seconds) until a device button remains lit. Then release the buttons.
3. Press and release the device button you want to program.
4. Press and release the ON•OFF button once. There is a delay of approximately 6 seconds before
the remote starts the code search.
The device buttons blinks each time the remote control sends a code to test for your device.
Keep pointing the remote at the device.
5. Once the device turns off, quickly press the OK button to save the code.
6. If you accidentally passed the code before saving it, press the left arrow button to backtrack
through the codes; then use the right arrow button to go forward through the codes again.
When all codes have been searched, the device button flashes 3 times, then the remote exits
automatic code search and returns to normal operation.
How to Use the Remote After You’ve
Programmed It
Once the remote has been programmed successfully, you are ready to use it to operate your devices.
To Operate the Device:
1. Press the appropriate device button (SAT•CABLE, AUX, DVD) to set the remote to control the
device.
2. Press ON•OFF to turn the device ON or OFF.
3. Use the remote buttons that apply to that device.
Notes: The remote control may not be compatible with all brands and models of devices.
Some of the remote buttons might operate differently for other devices, especially when you’re
using another device’s menu system.
Modes of Operation
Because this universal remote can control several different devices (DVD player, VCR, cable box,
etc.) it uses operational modes triggered by the device buttons. For example, if you want the remote
control to operate the TV, press the TV button to put the remote into TV mode. If you want the
remote to operate the DVD player, press the DVD button.
The button corresponding to the mode the remote is in lights up when you press any button that
works in that mode. For example, if you’re in TV mode and you press the VOL+ button, the TV
button lights up. This tells you that the command to increase the volume is being sent to the TV (and
not the satellite receiver, for example).
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Volume Punchthrough Feature
You may find this feature helpful if you’ve connected an audio/video receiver (A/V receiver) or amplifier, and you want to
use the TV’s remote control to operate the volume for a device that is connected to the audio/video receiver. An example
follows:
Let’s say you’ve connected your DVD player to your audio/video receiver. You’ve also programmed your TV remote control to
operate your DVD player. Since the DVD player sends its volume through the audio/video receiver, you would have to bounce
back and forth between two remote controls: the A/V receiver’s remote to adjust the volume and the TV’s remote control to
operate the DVD player.
The Volume Punchthrough feature eliminates the need for you to use two remote controls and saves a button press when
you’re using the TV remote to adjust the volume. In effect, you are telling the TV remote to retrieve and send volume
commands from the A/V receiver whenever the TV remote is in DVD mode.
Therefore, after you’ve successfully set up the Volume Punchthrough feature, whenever the TV remote is in DVD mode
(press the DVD button) and you want to adjust the volume, you only have to press the VOL +, VOL- or MUTE buttons.
Follow the instructions below to set up Volume Punchthrough.
IMPORTANT: First, you must program a device button (SAT•CABLE, DVD, AUX) on the TV’s remote control to operate your
audio receiver or amplifier. Go to page 24 for instructions. If you can’t program this remote to operate your audio receiver,
Volume Punchthrough won’t work.
While setting up Volume Punchthrough, it’s best to point the remote away from other devices.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
On your remote control, simultaneously press and hold the ON•OFF and MUTE buttons (approximately 3 seconds)
until a device button remains lit. Then release the buttons.
Press and hold the MUTE button until the device button blinks off, then release the MUTE button.
Press and release the device button that you programmed to operate the audio device (receiver or amplifier).
Press and release the MUTE button.
Now, test it by turning on your audio system.
Turn on the device that is connected to the audio system (a satellite receiver, for example).
Put the TV’s remote in SAT mode by pressing the SAT•CABLE button.
The volume from the audio system should increase or decrease when you press the VOL+ or VOL- buttons.
Deleting ALL Volume Punchthrough Commands
To delete all programmed Volume Punchthrough settings and return the remote control back to the factory defaults:
1. Simultaneously press and hold the ON•OFF and MUTE buttons (approximately 3 seconds) until a device button lights.
2. Release the ON•OFF and MUTE buttons (the device button stays lit).
3. Press and hold the MUTE button (approximately 3 seconds) until the device button blinks off, then release the MUTE
button.
4. Press and release the MUTE button (the device button light turns off).
5. The remote returns to normal operation and Volume/Mute control.
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GUIDE
INFO
SUB
CH
FORMAT
MENU
Using the Remote Control
CLEAR
Using the INPUT Button
ANT•CABLE
INPUT
REVERSE
RECORD
PLAY
STOP
FORWARD
PAUSE
1. Repeatedly press the INPUT button to scroll through the available input sources
until you find the input associated with the device (such as a DVD player or cable
box) you want to view.
2. Once you find the input source you want, stop pressing INPUT.
• If you tune to VID1 and your DVD player is connected to that input, you will
be able to view your DVD player. To play, stop, or rewind the DVD using
the remote that came with your TV, you must first press the (device button)
SAT•CABLE, DVD or AUX button (whichever one is programmed to the DVD
player) to put the remote control in DVD mode.
There are other ways of selecting a Video Input Channel:
• Program the device buttons (DVD, SAT•CABLE etc.) on the remote control to
automatically tune to the corresponding Video Input Channel when pressed. For
more details on Auto Tuning, see Chapter 3.
• When viewing an input, press ANT•CABLE, GO BACK or INPUT to go back to
viewing channels or use the number buttons to enter the channel number.
INPUT
button
Remote Code List
The codes below are programmable for any of these device buttons (SAT•CABLE, AUX or DVD) on the TV's remote.
Audio Codes
AIWA ................................................... 839 842 851 860
APEX ........................................................................ 436
BOSE ....................................................................... 672
CARVER ................................................................... 825
CITIZEN ................................................................... 826
CRITERION .............................................................. 448
DENON ...................................................... 803 817 852
DELPHI .................................................................... 708
FISHER .............................................................. 814 821
GOLDSTAR .............................................................. 766
HARMAN KARDON ......................................... 804 818
JVC ............................................................. 790 813 819
KENWOOD .......................... 683 808 816 828 832 869
KOSS ........................................................................ 415
MAGNAVOX ....................................... 796 814 915 756
MARANTZ ........................................................ 688 824
MITSUBISHI ............................................................ 877
NAD ........................................................... 721 739 743
NEO ......................................................................... 725
NORCENT ................................................................ 907
ONKYO .............................................. 805 811 812 892
OPTIMUS ................ 667 747 748 749 751 752 754 793
PANASONIC ....................................... 791 810 815 823
............................................................. 863 864 891 950
PHILIPS ........................................ 755 814 823 824 825
PIONEER ..................................... 837 866 867 878 893
RADIO SHACK 706 754 793 806 865 866 867 868 875
878 879
RCA .... 717 726 772 781 795 827 845 866 867 870 871
............................................... 872 875 878 879 449 895
REALISTIC ............................................................... 822
SABA ........................................................................ 894
SAMSUNG ............................................................... 454
Chapter 2
SANYO .................................................................... 705
SCOTT ..................................................................... 768
SHARP ....................................................... 671 684 809
SHERWOOD ....................................... 706 806 858 859
SKYFI ....................................................................... 725
SONY .................................... 323 778 779 785 797 798
........................................ 799 833 834 835 836 843 909
TAO ......................................................................... 725
TEAC ............................................ 710 807 855 856 857
TECHNICS ............................ 791 810 815 823 863 864
TEVION ................................................................... 448
VENTURER .............................................................. 745
XM RADIO ....................................................... 708 725
YAMAHA ......... 801 802 838 840 841 846 847 848 849
ZENITH .... 676 730 749 759 765 766 784 814 787 850
405
Cable
ABC .............................................. 461 464 465 466 463
ADELPHIA ........................................................ 512 511
ALLEGRO .......................................................... 525 524
AMERICAST ............................................................. 527
ANTRONIX ....................................................... 468 469
ARCHER .............................................. 468 469 470 471
AT&T . ...................................................................... 511
BELL SOUTH ........................................................... 527
CABLETENNA ......................................................... 468
CABLEVIEW ............................................................ 468
CABLEVISION ......................................................... 506
CENTURY ................................................................ 471
CITIZEN ................................................................... 471
COGECO ................................................................. 511
COLOR VOICE ................................................. 472 473
COMCAST ................................................................ 511
COMTRONICS .................................................. 474 475
CONTEC .................................................................. 476
DIGITAL MUSIC EXPRESS ...................................... 514
EASTERN ................................................................. 477
EVERQUEST ............................................................ 474
GARRARD ................................................................ 471
GC ELECTRONICS .................................................. 469
GEMINI ............................................................. 536 479
GE ............................................................................ 549
GENERAL INSTRUMENT (GI) .... 509 461 465 511 513
518
...................................................... 530 531 514 464 463
HAMLIN .............................................. 461 480 481 482
HITACHI .................................................................. 463
ILLICO ..................................................................... 506
JASCO ...................................................................... 471
JERROLD ................ 509 461 465 518 463 464 520 526
MAGNAVOX ............................................................ 485
MEMOREX ............................................................... 486
MOTOROLA .... 509 465 513 518 530 531 464 511 526
463
MOVIE TIME ........................................................... 487
NSC .......................................................................... 487
OAK .................................................................. 476 489
PACE ........................................................................ 532
PANASONIC ..................................................... 460 508
PARAGON ........................................................ 486 488
PHILIPS ................................. 471 479 485 490 491 492
PHILIPS-MAGNAVOX ...................................... 505 534
PIONEER ............................................ 478 506 493 494
PULSAR .................................................................... 486
RADIO SHACK .......................................... 505 534 525
RCA ............................................................ 460 471 507
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Using the Remote Control
REALISTIC ............................................................... 469
REGAL ..................................................................... 482
REGENCY ................................................................ 477
REMBRANDT ........................................................... 463
ROGERS ................................................................... 506
RUNCO .................................................................... 486
SAMSUNG ........................................................ 474 494
SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA .. 498 497 506 535 512 466 496
SHAW ....................................................................... 511
SIGNAL .................................................................... 474
SIGNATURE ............................................................. 463
SL MARX .................................................................. 474
SPRUCER ................................................................. 460
STANDARD .............................................................. 499
STARCOM ......................................................... 461 518
STARGATE ............................................................... 474
STAR SIGHT ............................................................ 507
STAR TRAK .............................................................. 516
TANDY .................................................................... 500
TELEVIEW ............................................................... 474
TEXSCAN ................................................................. 499
TIME WARNER ........................................................ 506
TOCOM .............................................. 464 513 520 501
TOSHIBA ................................................................. 486
TV86 ........................................................................ 487
UNIKA ....................................................... 468 469 471
UNITED CABLE ....................................................... 461
UNIVERSAL .......................... 468 469 470 471 502 524
VIDEOWAY . ............................................................ 504
VIDEOTRON ........................................................... 506
VIEWSTAR .......................................... 475 485 487 500
VIDEO TECH .......................................................... 550
ZENITH ......................... 503 525 471 486 521 522 523
ZENITH NETWORK ................................................ 527
OPTIMUS .. 667 668 678 679 697 698 699 700 744 747
751
PANASONIC ................................ 716 733 740 820 862
PHILIPS ...................................................... 666 731 825
PIONEER ....................... 678 701 702 719 750 837 876
PROTON .................................................................. 666
QUASAR .................................................................. 716
RADIO SHACK ....... 668 699 706 750 786 868 874 876
RCA ........... 661 667 703 723 750 795 844 873 874 876
REALISTIC .............. 661 667 669 673 678 689 697 699
ROTEL ..................................................................... 666
SAE .......................................................................... 666
SAMSUNG ............................................................... 741
SANSUI ............................................... 666 704 723 734
SANYO ........................................ 667 705 718 735 742
SCOTT .............................................................. 661 673
SEARS ........................................................ 679 689 777
SHARP .............................................................. 679 689
SHERWOOD ................................ 681 689 698 706 859
SHURE ..................................................................... 690
SONY .................................................. 707 792 794 800
STS ........................................................................... 660
SYLVANIA ................................................................ 666
SYMPHONIC ........................................................... 709
TEAC .............................. 676 689 699 709 710 711 856
TECHNICS .......................................... 716 733 820 862
THETA DIGITAL ...................................................... 731
TOSHIBA ................................................................. 721
VICTOR ................................................................... 682
YAMAHA ..................................... 665 712 713 724 846
ZENITH ....................................... 676 730 759 784 850
CD
DVD
ADVENT .................................................................. 922
AFREEY ................................................................... 417
AIWA ........................................................................ 414
AKAI ................................................................. 395 435
AMES ....................................................................... 431
AMW ................................................................. 917 918
ANABA .................................................................... 961
APEX .. 386 390 391 392 424 430 436 439 445 457 459
938 949 913 401
ASPIRE ..................................................................... 933
A-TREND ................................................................. 393
AUDIOVOX ............................................................. 921
AXION ..................................................................... 921
B & K ....................................................................... 978
BLAUPUNKT ........................................................... 430
BODYSONIC ........................................................... 417
BOSE ....................................................................... 672
BROKSONIC .............................................. 394 932 967
CENTRIOS ............................................................... 951
CHANGHONG ........................................................ 401
CINEVISION ............................................................ 405
CLASSIC ............................................................ 401 431
COBY ............................. 926 946 947 916 445 928 894
CONCEPT ................................................................ 430
CRITERION .............................................................. 448
CURTIS INTERNATIONAL ............................... 929 928
CYBERHOME ............................................ 393 985 939
CYTRON ........................................................... 446 388
DAEWOO .................................... 440 441 444 971 965
DENON ............................................................. 400 421
DENZEL ................................................................... 428
DESAY ..................................................................... 958
DIAMOND VISION ................................... 948 892 896
DIGIX ...................................................................... 934
DIGITREX ................................................................ 445
DISNEY .................................................................... 458
DUAL ........................................... 447 984 956 428 446
DURABRAND ................................................... 449 405
DVD 2000 ................................................................ 402
ADC ......................................................................... 660
ADCOM ............................................................ 661 714
AIWA .......................................................... 663 707 842
AKAI .......................................................... 715 737 830
AUDIO TECHNICA ................................................. 665
CALIFORNIA AUDIO LABS .................................... 716
CAPETRONIC .......................................................... 669
CARVER .............................................. 666 667 668 825
CASIO ...................................................................... 777
CITIZEN ................................................................... 826
CURTIS MATHES ..................................................... 777
DENON .................................................................... 670
EMERSON ......................................................... 661 673
FISHER ......................................... 667 675 676 677 718
GENEXXA .................................................. 673 678 719
GOLDSTAR .............................................................. 720
HARMAN KARDON ......................................... 680 691
HITACHI .................................................................. 678
INKEL ...................................................................... 681
JC PENNEY ....................................................... 690 777
JVC .................................................................... 682 813
KENWOOD .......................... 679 683 685 727 728 828
KRELL ...................................................................... 666
KYOCERA ................................................................ 660
LUXMAN ............................................. 686 687 729 738
LXI ........................................................................... 777
MAGNAVOX .............................................. 666 731 800
MARANTZ .......................................... 666 688 689 732
MCS ................................................................... 690 777
MGA ......................................................................... 691
MISSION .................................................................. 666
MITSUBISHI ..................................................... 691 692
NAD .................................................................. 721 743
NAKAMICHI .............................................. 693 694 831
NEC .......................................................................... 690
NIKKO ....................................................... 665 673 676
NSM ......................................................................... 666
ONKYO .............................................. 695 696 722 811
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DVD codes
ELTA . ................................................................ 434 435
EMERSON .................................... 405 456 458 940 899
ESA .......................................................................... 956
FARENHEIT ............................................................. 960
FISHER ..................................................................... 416
FUNAI ............................................................... 456 458
GE ..................................................................... 409 430
GOLDSTAR .............................................................. 405
GO-VIDEO ...... 407 426 455 431 937 971 454 902 901
GPX .................................................................. 936 944
GRADIENTE ............................................................ 415
GREENHILL ............................................................. 430
HAAZ ................................................................ 451 452
HAIER ...................................................................... 935
HARMAN KARDON ................................................ 427
HITACHI ............................................. 404 407 419 428
HITEKER .................................................................. 445
HUMAX ................................................................... 912
ILO ........................................................................... 959
INFINITY ................................................................. 417
INSIGNIA ..................................... 405 456 905 921 430
INITIAL .................................................................... 430
INTEGRA ................................................................. 422
JBL ........................................................................... 427
JVC ............................................... 406 418 923 964 900
JWIN .......................................................... 390 893 895
KAWASAKI ........................................................ 945 449
KENWOOD ...................................................... 400 429
KISS ......................................................................... 428
KLH ............................................................ 430 906 386
KONKA ........................................ 410 411 412 413 905
KOSS ................................................................. 415 388
KXD ......................................................................... 894
LASONIC .......................................................... 451 948
LENOXX ........................................................... 931 435
LG .............................................................. 405 972 907
LINN ........................................................................ 443
LITEON ...................................................... 982 902 898
MAGNAVOX .... 398 408 979 981 980 456 915 914 969
MARANTZ ................................... 398 405 408 423 981
MAXENT .................................................................. 923
MEDION ............................................. 911 446 903 896
MEMOREX ............................................................... 446
MICROSOFT ............................................................ 409
MINTEK ................................................................... 430
MITSUBISHI ............................................................ 402
MUSTEK .................................................................. 431
MYRON & DAVIS .................................................... 962
NAD .................................................................. 405 433
NAKAMICHI ............................................................ 432
NESA ........................................................................ 430
NEXXTECH ......................................... 952 954 955 956
NORCENT .................................... 926 982 927 925 928
ONKYO ............................................................ 422 975
OPTIMUS ................................................................. 404
ORION ..................................................................... 394
ORITRON ................................................................ 415
PANASONIC .................. 387 396 400 437 974 950 970
PACIFIC ................................................................... 446
PHILIPS ..... 398 408 423 755 979 981 980 456 458 969
PHILIPS-MAGNAVOX ................. 398 408 423 979 980
PIONEER .............................. 403 404 976 977 968 909
POLAROID ................................................ 385 949 957
POLK AUDIO ............................................ 398 408 981
PORTLAND ............................................................. 435
PROLINE .................................................................. 415
PROSCAN ......................................................... 409 890
PROSONIC .............................................................. 926
RADIO SHACK ................................... 449 453 919 920
RCA ....................................... 409 430 449 453 920 890
REGENT ................................................................... 931
REOC ....................................................................... 451
ROSEN ..................................................................... 930
ROTEL ..................................................................... 406
SABA ........................................................................ 919
Chapter 2
Using the Remote Control
SAMSUNG ............................ 407 454 455 942 963 891
SAMPO .................................................................... 417
SANSUI .................................................................... 394
SANYO ............................................................. 416 904
SEARS ............................................................... 394 456
SEG .......................................................................... 428
SHARP .............................................................. 397 897
SHERWOOD ............................................................ 425
SHINCO ................................................................... 430
SHINSONIC ............................................................. 430
SONIC BLUE ........................................................... 937
SONY .................................... 987 988 989 389 399 986
SOUNDSTORM ................................................ 910 911
SUNGALE ................................................................ 953
SUPERSCAN ............................................................ 456
SV2000 ..................................................................... 456
SYLVANIA ......................................................... 456 458
SYMPHONIC ............................................. 456 458 899
TEAC ................................................................. 404 449
TECHNICS ............................................................... 400
TECHWOOD ........................................................... 433
TERAPIN .................................................................. 943
TEVION ......................... 388 446 447 448 450 451 452
THETA DIGITAL ...................................................... 404
TIVO ................................................................. 912 909
TOSHIBA ..................................... 394 398 973 924 983
TREDEX ................................................................... 941
UNITED ................................................................... 449
VENTURER .............................................................. 449
WHARFEDALE ................................................. 442 417
WHITE WESTINGHOUSE ....................................... 458
X-BOX ..................................................................... 409
XENIUS .................................................................... 388
YAMAHA ............................................ 400 420 979 980
YAMAKAWA ...................................................... 438 428
ZENITH ............................................................ 405 907
DVD/VCR Combo Codes
Where the code is listed as [### ###] the first is for
the DVD and the second is for the VCR. Otherwise
just the one code operates both the DVD and the
VCR.
APEX ........................................................................ 949
BROKSONIC ..................................................... 394 967
CINEVISION ................................................... [405 245]
DAEWOO ................................................................ 971
DIAMOND VISION ................................................. 896
DURABRAND ................................................. [405 245]
EMERSON ................................................ 456 [458 227]
FISHER ............................................................ [416 267]
FUNAI ...................................................... 456 [458 227]
GO-VIDEO ......................................... 407 426 455 971
HITACHI ......................................................... [419 227]
INSIGNIA ........................................................ [405 245]
JVC ........................................................................... 418
LG ............................................................................ 907
MAGNAVOX ............................ 456 [914 286] [969 286]
MEDION .................................................................. 896
PANASONIC ............................................................ 437
PHILIPS .................................................... 456 [969 286]
POLAROID .............................................................. 949
RCA ................................................................. [409 255]
SAMSUNG ........................................................ 455 963
SANSUI .................................................................... 394
SANYO ........................................................... [416 267]
SEARS ...................................................................... 394
SONY ....................................................................... 389
SYLVANIA ................................ 456 [458 227] [458 236]
SYMPHONIC ........................... 456 [458 227] [899 236]
TOSHIBA ................................................................. 924
WHITE WESTINGHOUSE .............................. [458 227]
ZENITH .......................................................... [405 245]
Chapter 2
DVR/DVD Combos
HUMAX ................................................................... 912
PANASONIC ............................................................ 387
PIONEER .......................................................... 909 977
TIVO ................................................................. 912 909
TOSHIBA .......................................................... 983 973
DVR Codes
Where codes are shown like this [###] each one can
be used if you have 2 or more of the SAME device.
AT&T . ...................................................................... 373
HUGHES .................................................................. 580
HUMAX ................................................................... 912
PANASONIC ............................................................ 373
PHILIPS ................................................ [371] [344] [345]
PIONEER .......................................................... 909 977
RCA .......................................................................... 409
REPLAYTV ............................................................... 373
SONIC BLUE ........................................................... 373
SONY ................................................................ 372 657
TiVo ........................ 371 372 344 345 657 983 912 909
TOSHIBA ................................................................. 983
DVR/CABLE Combos
CABLEVISION ......................................................... 506
ILLICO ..................................................................... 506
PIONEER ................................................................. 506
ROGERS ................................................................... 506
SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA ............................................ 506
TIME WARNER ........................................................ 506
VIDEOTRON ........................................................... 506
DVR/SAT Combos
BELL EXPRESSVU ............................................ 647 655
DISH NETWORK .............................................. 655 647
DREAMBOX ............................................................ 620
ECHOSTAR ....................................................... 655 647
EXPRESSVU ...................................................... 647 655
FORTEC STAR ........................................... 569 555 556
HUGHES NETWORK ....................................... 621 580
RCA .......................................................................... 653
PHILIPS .................................................................... 621
PROSCAN ................................................................ 653
SAMSUNG ............................................................... 583
SONY ................................................................ 657 659
ULTIMATE TV .................................................. 653 659
ZENITH ................................................................... 656
Home Theatre in a Box
Where the code is listed as [### ###] the first is
for the DVD and the second is for the AUDIO.
Otherwise just the one code operates both the DVD
and the AUDIO.
AIWA ............................................................... [414 839]
AMW ........................................................................ 918
APEX ........................................................................ 436
BOSE ....................................................................... 672
CRITERION .............................................................. 448
DURABRAND ................................................... 449 405
EMERSON ................................................................ 940
JVC ........................................................................... 964
KLH .......................................................................... 906
KOSS ........................................................................ 415
LENOXX .................................................................. 931
LG ............................................................................ 972
MAGNAVOX ............................ 915 [969 756] [408 756]
MYRON & DAVIS ...................................................962
NORCENT ...............................................................928
ONKYO ..................................................................975
PANASONIC ...........................................................974
PHILIPS ................................................... 755 [969 756]
PIONEER .........................................................976 968
RADIO SHACK ......................... 449 894 895 [453 879]
RCA .................................................. 449 920 [453 879]
REGENT ..................................................................931
SABA .......................................................................919
SAMSUNG .......................................................454 942
SONY ......................................................................986
TEVION ..................................................................448
ZENITH ......................................................... [405 787]
Satellite/DTV Receivers
Where codes are shown like this [###] each one can be used
if you have 2 or more of the SAME device or brand.
AMPLICA ................................................................575
BELL EXPRESSVU .............................654 647 655 628
CHANNEL MASTER ..................................577 578 579
CHAPPARAL ....................................................560 561
CHEYENNE ............................................................561
DRAKE ......................................................562 574 587
DREAMBOX ...........................................................620
DIRECTV . 622 632 629 621 623 576 586 616 613 630
634 636 638641 652 653 657 659 607 619 641
DISH NETWORK .....[655] [647] 628 612 654 588 589
590
DISHPRO ...........................................588 589 590 654
DX ANTENNA .................................................568 582
ECHOSPHERE ........................................................628
ECHOSTAR ........ [655] [647] 628 612 654 588 589 590
EXPRESSVU .......................................654 647 655 628
FORTEC STAR .....................569 555 556 557 558 559
FUJITSU ...........................................................591 592
GE ..........................636 649 637 622 653 650 651 652
GEMINI ...................................................................595
GENERAL INSTRUMENT (GI) .. [627] [642] [643] [644]
648 640 645 564 565 566 593
GO VIDEO .............................................................610
HITACHI ..............................638 629 630 632 641 607
HUGHES NETWORK ... 621 641 607 580 [632] [638] [629]
[630]
JVC ..........................................................................628
KENWOOD ............................................................598
LUXOR ....................................................................599
MAGNAVOX .............................................576 612 639
MACOM ..................................................................600
MITSUBISHI ........................641 632 638 629 630 607
MOTOROLA ....................................................648 618
NORSTAT ................................................................601
PACE .........................................................614 615 646
PANSAT ...................................................................584
PANASONIC .............................................626 586 596
PRIMESTAR ......................................................627 640
PHILIPS ....576 612 621 629 630 632 638 641 607 639
PHILIPS-MAGNAVOX ..............................576 612 639
PIONEER ................................................................604
PROSAT ..................................................................563
PROSCAN ............................636 637 650 653 651 652
RCA ...... [636] 649 [637] 622 658 653 650 651 652 098
REALISTIC .......................................................567 603
SAMSUNG ..................................594 583 613 616 619
SHARP ....................................................................604
SKY NETWORK .......................................614 615 646
SIERRA I II III .........................................................561
SONY .................................................623 657 659 602
STARCHOICE ...........................................640 645 627
STAR SIGHT ...........................................................633
STAR TRAK .............................................................608
STS ............................................................568 570 571
SUPER GUIDE ........................................................609
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SYLVANIA ............................................................... 581
TOSHIBA 641 632 638 629 630 607 572 624 625 631
ULTIMATE TV ................................................. 653 659
UNIDEN .................................................... 633 573 611
UNITED .................................................................. 597
VIDEO CIPHER II .................................................. 574
WEB TV ........................................................... 612 585
ZENITH .......... 617 634 656 595 646 562 574 587 635
VCR Codes
Where codes are shown like this [###] each one can be used
if you have 2 or more of the SAME device or brand.
ACCELE ................................................................... 354
ADMIRAL ................................................................ 226
ADVENTURA .......................................................... 251
AIKO ....................................................................... 252
AIWA .................................................. 245 227 269 251
AKAI ...................... 227 229 228 230 231 254 303 337
ALLEGRO .................................................. 247 329 243
AMERICAN HIGH .................................................. 292
APEX ....................................................................... 949
ASHA ...................................................................... 354
AT&T . ..................................................................... 373
AUDIO DYNAMICS ................................. 376 377 234
AUDIOVOX ............................................................ 245
BELL & HOWELL ................................................... 268
BEAUMARK ............................................................ 354
BROKSONIC .......... 256 250 257 310 394 967 237 289
CALIX ...................................................................... 245
CANDLE ............................... 240 245 354 234 242 244
CANNON .................................................. 225 292 339
CAPEHART ............................................................. 329
CARVER .................................................................. 287
CCE .................................................................. 252 356
CINEVISION ........................................................... 245
CITIZEN ........................ 240 245 252 354 234 242 244
COLORTYME ......................................................... 234
COLT ...................................................................... 356
CRAIG ................................................ 245 354 356 248
CURTIS MATHES ... 225 287 227 334 354 358 234 249
292
CYBERNEX ............................................................. 354
DAEWOO ....... 279 240 250 252 334 242 244 251 971
DBX .......................................................... 376 377 234
DIAMOND VISION ................................................ 896
DIMENSIA .............................................................. 225
DURABRAND ......................................................... 245
DYNATECH ..................................................... 227 251
ELECTROHOME .............................................. 245 254
ELECTROPHONIC .................................................. 245
EMERSON 250 245 252 256 257 290 310 325 354 240
233 227 265 266 268 269 456 458 231 237 249 251
254 259 262 263 270 289 292 301 330 341
FISHER ................... 304 268 267 287 234 248 273 274
FUJI .................................................................. 229 292
FUNAI ................................................ 227 456 458 251
GARRARD ............................................................... 251
GE ................................. 225 311 335 342 354 278 292
GOLDSTAR .......................... 227 245 338 329 346 234
GRADIENTE ........................................................... 251
GO-VIDEO ................... 354 375 407 426 455 971 368
HARLEY DAVIDSON .............................................. 251
HARMAN KARDON ........................................ 234 254
HARWOOD ............................................................ 356
HEADQUARTER ..................................................... 268
HITACHI ..................................... 369 227 347 303 332
HI-Q ........................................................................ 248
INFINITY ................................................................ 288
INSIGNIA ................................................................ 245
INSTANT REPLAY ............................................ 227 292
INTEQ ..................................................................... 245
JC PENNEY ..... 225 245 268 354 369 376 377 292 303
332 343 234
JCL .......................................................................... 292
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JENSEN ............................................................ 369 303
JVC ................................ 376 377 268 247 418 234 303
KENWOOD ................................ 268 376 377 234 303
KLH ......................................................................... 356
KODAK ............................................................ 245 292
LG ...................................................... 227 329 338 907
LLOYD ............................................................. 227 251
LOGIK .................................................................... 356
LXI ................................................................... 227 245
MAGNAVOX ... 287 288 329 226 225 456 286 235 227
914 969 292
MAGNIN ................................................................. 354
MARANTZ ............. 287 268 376 377 289 292 339 234
MARTA .................................................................... 245
MATSUSHITA ......................................................... 292
MEDION ................................................................. 896
MEI ......................................................................... 292
MEMOREX ...... 287 245 268 304 310 329 354 226 227
337 248 251 292
MGA ................................................................. 290 254
MGN TECHNOLOGY ............................................. 354
MIDLAND ............................................................... 278
MINOLTA ......................................................... 369 332
MITSUBISHI ................. 290 298 369 376 377 254 295
MONTGOMERY WARD .................................. 226 300
MOTOROLA .................................................... 226 292
MTC .......................................................... 227 354 251
MULTITECH ............................... 227 354 251 278 356
NEC ................. 268 376 377 289 301 302 303 234 249
NIKKO .................................................................... 245
NOBLEX ................................................................. 354
OLYMPUS ............................................................... 292
OPTIMUS ............... 239 354 363 245 361 374 381 226
OPTONICA ...................................................... 354 300
ORION ............................................................. 256 310
PANASONIC ................. 363 381 374 373 225 437 292
PENTAX .................................................... 369 234 332
PHILCO ............................................. 287 225 235 292
PHILIPS .... 287 288 344 345 371 378 383 456 286 292
PHILIPS-MAGNAVOX .............................. 287 288 226
PILOT ..................................................................... 245
PIONEER .................................... 305 369 376 377 343
PORTLAND ..................................................... 242 244
PROSCAN ........................................................ 225 308
PROTEC .................................................................. 356
PULSAR ................................................................... 329
QUARTER ............................................................... 268
QUARTZ ................................................................. 268
QUASAR ..................................... 363 374 225 381 292
RADIO SHACK .................................. 225 226 227 239
.... 245 268 342 354 361 363 248 251 254 274 292 300
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RADIX ..................................................................... 245
RANDEX ................................................................. 245
RCA ...... [225] 245 [308] 309 311 312 313 314 315 316
335 342
.............................................. 354 369 228 278 292 332
REALISTIC ...... 225 226 227 245 268 354 361 363 248
251
..................................................... 254 274 292 300 337
REPLAYTV .............................................................. 373
RICOH .................................................................... 353
RUNCO ................................................................... 329
SAMSUNG ...... 354 358 240 369 455 942 963 230 337
SANKY ............................................................. 226 329
SANSUI ................................ 310 376 377 394 256 303
SANYO ....................................... 304 267 268 354 248
SCOTT .......................... 240 250 257 290 341 237 263
SEARS ...... 363 245 268 287 369 394 456 248 273 274
292 332 343
SHARP ................... 360 361 226 227 266 242 254 300
SHINTOM ................................... 229 353 369 356 357
SHOGUN ................................................................ 354
SIGNATURE ............................................................ 227
SINGER ............................................................ 292 356
SONIC BLUE ...........................................................373
SONY 379 324 229 323 353 389 372 364 365 366 380
STS .............................................................369 292 332
SUPERSCAN ............................................................456
SYLVANIA ........227 287 290 225 236 456 458 251 292
SYMPHONIC ......................................227 236 456 251
TANDY .............................................................227 268
TASHIKO .................................................................245
TATUNG ..................................................................303
TEAC ..........................................................227 251 303
TECHNICS ...............................................................292
TEKNIKA .....................................227 245 325 251 292
TiVo ..................................................................371 372
TMK ...........................................................354 249 301
TOSHIBA ..240 261 260 287 290 358 369 924 274 341
TOTEVISION ....................................................245 354
UNITECH .................................................................354
VECTOR RESEARCH ..........................240 376 377 234
VICTOR ............................................................376 377
VIDEO CONCEPTS .....................240 376 377 234 254
VIDEOSONIC ..........................................................354
WARDS .....225 226 227 240 245 354 369 248 251 254
292 300 326 332 341 356
WHITE WESTINGHOUSE ................................227 279
XR-1000 .....................................................251 292 356
YAMAHA ............................................376 377 234 303
ZENITH ....329 247 252 266 288 226 227 338 347 353
358 245 229 310 232 232 376 377 279 368 243
Web TV
JVC ...........................................................................612
SONY .......................................................................585
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Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Features
Chapter Overview:
• Channel Banner
• Digital and Analog Channels
• Autotuning
• Parental Controls and V-Chip
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Channel Banner
There are several indicators that might appear when you press the TV or INFO button on the
remote. What you see depends on the input you're connected to (digital or analog) and the
information available for the current program. This display is called the Channel Banner. The list at
the bottom of this page describes the items on the Channel Banner screen (left to right and top to
bottom).
4/3 format
Stereo
English
cc
03:45 pm
4/3 format
Mono
SAP
cc
03:45 pm
Program title
Program description...
15-1 NBC-HD
15 NBC
Sample channel banner on the digital input.
Sample channel banner on the analog input.
4/3 format Current screen format.
Mono (or Stereo) Mono appears when the current channel is broadcasting in mono.
Stereo appears when the current channel is broadcasting in stereo.
English (Digital input only) The current audio language.
SAP (Analog input only) The current channel is broadcasting SAP
(Second Audio Program) information.
Parental Controls are locked.
CC On the digital input, shows that Closed Captioning is turned on. On
the analog input, shows that Closed Captioning is available on the
current channel.
03:45 pm Current time.
Program title
Program description
(Digital input only) The title of the current program (if this
information is available).
(Digital input only) A brief description of the current program (if
this information is available).
Shows that you're currently viewing a digital channel.
Shows that you're currently viewing an analog channel.
15 NBC-HD Current channel and subchannel (subchannels are available on the
digital input only), plus the channel label.
Note: Channel labels for digital channels are part of the signal
sent by the broadcaster, so you cannot change them. Channel
labels for analog channels do not always come from the
broadcaster, so you can create them and change them as you like.
Sound is muted.
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Tip:
Digital and Analog Channels
Look at the channel number to determine
whether you're on the digital or analog input.
A 'D' appears next to channel numbers on a
digital channel, while an 'A' appears next to
channel numbers on the analog channel.
Your TV can choose both, analog and digital channels. You can switch between
the two by pressing the ANT•CABLE button on your remote control when the
remote is in TV mode.
4/3 format
Mono
English
cc
03:45 pm
Digital Channels
Digital channels can be made up of primary channels and subchannels.
Subchannels (sometimes called minor channels) are channels associated with the
Primary channel (sometimes called the major channel). A primary channel may
have just one subchannel or multiple subchannels.
Program title
Program description...
15-1 NBC-HD
Direct Tuning to a Digital Channel
1. Make sure the remote is in TV mode by pressing TV on the remote control.
15-1 NBC-HD
Digital Channel
Primary Channel
Subchannel (if necessary)
2. Press ANT•CABLE until a "D" icon appears next to the channel number.
3. Enter the primary channel number. This number appears first. Press OK or
wait a few seconds. If you don’t enter a subchannel, the TV tunes to the
lowest digital subchannel.
4. If the primary channel number has fewer than two digits, and you want
to enter subchannel numbers, press the right arrow button to enter the
subchannel.
5. Enter the number of the subchannel. This number appears to the right of the
primary channel number.
6. Press OK to tune to the channel or wait a few seconds and the TV tunes to
the channel.
Note: Once you've run the auto channel search, you can just use the
channel up and down buttons on the remote control to change channels
when the remote's in TV mode.
Autotuning
The autotuning feature works with RCA devices to automatically tune the TV to
the correct channel/input. It works with devices you have connected to your TV
(like a VCR, DVD player, etc.). When you set up autotuning in the menu system
you don’t have to remember to change your TV to the CMP1 input, for example,
when you want to watch a DVD on your DVD player.
ON•OFF
SAT•CABLE
AUX
DVD
TV
GO BACK
VOL
CH
MUTE
Your remote's device buttons
GUIDE
FORMAT
MENU
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SUB
CH
Why You Should Use the Autotuning Feature
Autotuning lets you go directly to the input you assign to a device button. For
example, if you have a DVD player connected to the CMP1 input, you can have
the autotuning feature go directly to the CMP1 input when you press the DVD
button (instead of going through the inputs until you find the DVD signal).
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How to Set Up the Autotuning Feature
Setup
The way you set up the autotuning feature in the TV’s menu corresponds to the
device buttons on the remote and the way you have each device connected to
your TV. When you set up autotuning, you’re telling the TV what channel/input
to tune to when you press the SAT•CABLE, AUX or DVD button on the remote
control.
Go back
Channel setup
Preferences
Closed caption
Autotuning
Convergence
1. Press MENU (the MAIN MENU appears).
...
...
...
...
...
2. Highlight Setup and press OK on your remote control.
3. Highlight Autotuning and press OK.
4. Choose which device button you would like to set:
Set VCR Channel Lets you set up the channel the TV tunes to when you
press the AUX button.
Set SAT/CAB Channel Lets you set up the channel the TV tunes to when you
press the SAT•CABLE button.
Set AUX/HD Channel Lets you set up the channel the TV tunes to when you
press the AUX button.
Set DVD Channel Lets you set up the channel the TV tunes to when you
press the DVD button.
5. Press the right arrow button to select the choice that matches the way you
have the device connected to this TV, and press OK.
Tuning
Go back
Set VCR channel
Set AUX/HD channel
Set SAT/CAB channel
Set DVD channel
VID1...
DVI...
CMP1...
VID2...
Press < or > key to select the input
to be used for the AUX/HD key.
Tuning
Go back
Set VCR channel
Set AUX/HD channel
Set SAT/CAB channel
Set DVD channel
VID1...
DVI...
CMP1...
VID2...
Press < or > key to select the input
to be used for the AUX/HD key.
You can select from the following inputs or channels:
N/A Choose this if you don’t have this particular device connected to the TV,
or if you don’t want the TV to automatically tune to the correct channel/input
when you’re using this device.
Channel 3 or 4 The device is connected to the ANTENNA DIGITAL INPUT or
the ANTENNA/CABLE ANALOG INPUT jack on the back of the TV, and you
want the TV to tune to channel 3 when you press the corresponding button
on the remote. Reminder: make sure the device’s Channel 3/4 switch is set to
channel 3.
VID1 or VID2 (Video Input) The device is connected to a VIDEO or
S-Video jack on the back of the TV and you want the TV to tune to a VID
input channel when you press the corresponding device button.
FRNT (Front Video Input) The device is connected to the VIDEO jack
on the front of the TV and you want the TV to tune to the front VID input
channel (FRNT) when you press the corresponding device button.
CMP1 (Component Video Input 1) Compatible component video source,
such as a DVD player or digital TV converter box, is connected to the first
set of three COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT jacks (Y,Pb,Pr) on the back of the
TV and you want the TV to tune to the first component video input channel
(CMP1) when you press the corresponding device button.
CMP2 (Component Video Input 2) Compatible component video source,
such as a DVD player or digital TV converter box, is connected to the second
set of three COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT jacks (Y,Pb,Pr) on the back of
the TV and you want the TV to tune to the second component video input
channel (CMP2) when you press the corresponding device button.
DVI The device is connected to the DVI-HDTV jack on the back of the TV
and you want the TV to tune to the DVI input channel when you press the
corresponding device button.
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Parental Controls and V-Chip
The choices in the US V-CHIP and Canada V-CHIP menus involve software inside your TV (referred to as 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.
Once you block programs, you can unblock programs by entering a password.
By default, the software inside your TV is turned “off.” For instructions to turn on V-Chip, go to page 40.
Note: Parental Control settings are not available for the DVI, CMP1, or CMP2 inputs.
How V-Chip Works for USA and Canada
V-Chip reads 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 and/or content themes that the program contains, you will receive the message This
channel has not been approved for viewing. Change channel or press OK to enter password and temporarily deactivate the
Parental Control.
Broadcasters are not required to provide content themes, so programs received with no content themes will only be
blocked if you block their age-based rating. You can also block out programs that have been given an Exempt rating, and
programs that are considered unrated. The next several pages have tables showing the TV age-based ratings and content
themes for the US and Canada.
US V-Chip TV Rating Limit
MAIN MENU
The V-Chip TV Rating Limit lets you decide which TV programs can and cannot
be viewed.
Exit
Sound
Picture
To set TV programming limits:
Channel Guide
1. Choose Parental Control from the MAIN MENU. If Parental Controls have
previously been locked, you must enter your password.
Time
Parental Control
2. Highlight and select US V-Chip. Then select V-Chip TV Rating.
Parental Control
Setup
Go back
US V-Chip
Canada V-Chip
Front panel block
Channel block
Unrated/Exempt Prog.
Lock parental controls
...
...
...
View...
...
Press OK to open US V-Chip Menu.
3. Once you get to the V-Chip TV rating limit screen, use the arrow buttons
and OK on your remote to change the status of a TV program rating or
content theme from View to Block.
4. For TV rating limits to take effect, lock Parental Controls by accessing the
Lock parental controls menu.
The following sections give you more details about how to change the status of
TV program limits.
Note: If you forget your password, follow step one above to get to the
password entry screen. Then press the VOL+ and CH+ buttons on the TV's
front panel at the same time for at least 8 seconds. You will receive an
on-screen message that Parental Controls have been unlocked once you've
successfully reset the password.
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The V-Chip Rating Screen
The following is an example of where items are located within the Rating Limit screen.
Rating Status Field
Lets you select whether the status of the age-based rating limit to
Content Themes
the left is View or Block.
Lists the content themes you can block or
view.
Go back
Lets you select from a
list of age-based ratings
you can block or view.
V-Chip TV Rating
Rating Field
TV-MA
TV-14
TV-PG
TV-G
TV-Y7
TV-Y
Status
View
View
View
View
View
View
D
L
S
V
FV
Content Status Fields
Lets you select which content themes to
view for the selected rating, and whether
the status of the content theme is currently
unlocked (
) or locked (
).
Press OK to view/block programs with this rating.
Rating Settings Area
Lets you see the current block/view state of age-based ratings and associated content. The View (
Block (
Age-Based
Rating
USA 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) or situations (S), no strong language (L), 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
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) settings are coded in green, and the
) settings are coded in red.
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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Blocking Age-Based Ratings
V-Chip TV Rating
Go back
Status
View
View
View
View
View
View
TV-MA
TV-14
TV-PG
TV-G
TV-Y7
TV-Y
D
L
S
V
FV
Press OK to view/block programs with this rating.
You can automatically block all program ratings above a specified agebased rating level. To block programs with higher ratings:
1. Press the up or down arrow button to scroll to the rating
corresponding with the lowest rating you do not want the child to
watch.
2. Press the OK button to toggle between View and Block. The status
for the rating listed to the left and all higher ratings automatically
changes to Block (and ).
3. Use the up/down arrow buttons to highlight Go back and press OK.
4. Select Lock Parental Controls from the Parental Control menu for
rating limits to take effect.
Hierarchy of Age-Based Ratings
Viewing Age-Based Ratings
TV-MA
Mature Audience Only
After you block age-based ratings, you can change some of the ratings
back to View.
TV-14
Parents Strongly Cautioned
1. Use the up/down arrows to select the rating with a status of Block.
TV-PG
Parental Guidance Suggested
TV-G
General Audience
TV-Y7
Directed to Children 7 years and older
TV-Y
All Children
Content Themes
D
Sexually explicit dialogue
L
Adult language
S
Sexual situations
V
Violence
FV
Fantasy Violence
2. Press OK to select View.
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.) When you block a content
theme for a particular rating, you automatically block that content theme
for higher rated programs as well.
To block program content:
1. Determine the content themes you want to block.
2. Press the down arrow button to scroll to the rating whose content
theme you want to change.
3. Press the right arrow button to move the yellow highlight to a
particular content theme status.
4. Press the OK button to change its status to . (In the example to
the left, you block the language (L) corresponding with TV-14. The
language for TV-MA is blocked as well.)
Tip
To change all V-Chip movie or TV ratings to View, press
the 0 number button.
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Notes: Broadcasters are not required to provide content themes or
age-based ratings.
You must remember to lock Parental Controls for rating limits to
take effect.
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Viewing Specific Content Themes
If you block specific content themes, you have the option of going back and changing some of the them back to (
1. Determine the content themes you want to change to (
) View:
) View.
2. Press the down arrow button to scroll to the rating whose content theme you want to change, such as
language (L) corresponding with TV-14.
under
3. Press the right arrow button to move the yellow highlight to a particular content theme status.
4. Press the OK button to change the status back to . Your child would then be able to watch programs with the TV-14
adult language content, but not programs with TV-MA language content.
Note: Only the content theme status corresponding to TV-14 (L) language changes to (V) View. Higher rated content
themes, such as that for TV-MA language, do not change.
Canada V-Chip Ratings
Canadian TV V-Chip supports two different Canadian rating systems: English and French.
Rating
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Canadian English V-Chip Rating System
18+
Adults. Programming intended for adults 18 and older. It may contain elements of violence, language, and
sexual content which could make it unsuitable for viewers under 18. Violence Guidelines: May contain
violence integral to the development of the plot, character or theme, intended for adult audiences. Other
Content Guidelines: May contain graphic language and explicit portrayals of nudity and/or sex.
14+
Viewers 14 and over. Programming contains themes or content which may not be suitable for viewers under
the age of 14. Parents are strongly cautioned to exercise discretion in permitting viewing by pre-teens and
early teens. Violence Guidelines: May contain intense scenes of violence. Could deal with mature themes
and societal issues in a realistic fashion. Other Content Guidelines: May contain scenes of nudity and/or
sexual activity. There could be frequent use of profanity.
PG
Parental Guidance. Programming intended for a general audience but which may not be suitable for
younger children (under the age of 8). Parents may consider some content inappropriate for unsupervised
viewing by children aged 8-13. Violence Guidelines: Depictions of conflict and/or aggression will be limited
and moderate; may include physical, fantasy, or supernatural violence. Other Content Guidelines: May
contain infrequent mild profanity, or mildly suggestive language. Could also contain brief scenes of nudity.
G
General Audience. Programming considered acceptable for all ages groups. While not designed specifically
for children, it is understood younger viewers may be part of the audience. Violence Guidelines: Will
contain very little violence, either physical or verbal or emotional. Will be sensitive to themes which could
frighten a younger child, will not depict realistic scenes of violence which minimize or gloss over the
effects of violent acts. Other Content Guidelines: There may be some inoffensive slang, no profanity and no
nudity.
C8+
Children 8 and older. Programming generally considered acceptable for children 8 years and over to watch
on their own. Violence Guidelines: Violence will not be portrayed as the preferred, acceptable, or only way
to resolve conflict or encourage children to imitate dangerous acts which they may see on television. Any
realistic depictions of violence will be infrequent, discreet, of low intensity and will show the consequences
of the acts. Other Content Guidelines: There will be no profanity, nudity or sexual content.
C
Children. Programming intended for children under age 8. Violence Guidelines: Careful attention is paid to
themes which could threaten children’s sense of security and well being. There will be no realistic scenes
of violence. Depictions of aggressive behavior will be infrequent and limited to portrayals that are clearly
imaginary, comedic or unrealistic in nature. Other Content Guidelines: There will be no offensive language,
nudity or sexual content.
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Rating
Canadian French V-Chip Rating System
18 ans +
Adults. Programming is for adults only. This program contains sustained violence or extremely violent
scenes.
16 ans +
Viewers 16 and over. Programming is not suitable for those under age 16. This program contains
frequent scenes of violence or intensely violent scenes.
13 ans +
Viewers 13 and over. Programming may not be suitable for children under the age of 13. This program
either contains several violent scenes or one or more scenes that are violent enough to affect them.
Viewing in the company of an adult is therefore strongly recommended for children under the age of
13.
8 ans +
Viewers 8 and over. Not recommended for young children. This program is suitable for most audiences,
but it contains mild or occasional violence that could upset young children. Viewing in the company
of an adult is therefore recommended for young children (under the age of 8) who do not distinguish
between reality and imagination. Programming generally considered acceptable for children 8 years
and over to watch on their own. Violence Guidelines: Violence will not be portrayed as the preferred,
acceptable, or only way to resolve conflict or encourage children to imitate dangerous acts which they
may see on television. Any realistic depictions of violence will be infrequent, discreet, of low intensity
and will show the consequences of the acts. Other Content Guidelines: There will be no profanity,
nudity or sexual content.
G
General Audience. This program is suitable for audiences of all ages. It contains no violence, or any
violence that it does contain is either minimal or is presented in a humorous manner, as a caricature,
or in an unrealistic way.
Blocking Canadian V-Chip Ratings
English Ratings
Go back
18+
14+
PG
G
C8+
C
View...
View...
View...
View...
View...
View...
Press OK to View/Block programs with
this rating.
If you receive Canadian programs you can block Canadian English and
French V-Chip by ratings only. When you block a particular rating, you
automatically block the higher rated programs as well.
To block Canadian English and French program ratings:
1. Select Canada V-Chip from the Parental Control menu.
2. Highlight English ratings or French ratings and press OK.
3. Determine the rating you want to block.
4. Press the down arrow button to scroll to the rating you want to change.
French Ratings
Go back
18 ans+
16 ans+
13 ans+
8 ans+
G
View...
View...
View...
View...
View...
5. Press the OK button to change its status to block (the lock icon appears
and all ratings above the one you selected change to lock).
Press OK to View/Block programs with
this rating.
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Movie Rating
Go back
NR
X
NC-17
R
PG-13
PG
G
Status
View...
View...
View...
View...
View...
View...
View...
Press OK to View/Block programs with
this rating.
V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
Set movie rating limits by blocking movies rated above a specified level.
To access the Movie Rating Limit menu:
1. Press MENU on the remote control (the TV's MAIN MENU appears).
2. Select Parental Control.
3. Select US V-Chip.
4. Select V-Chip movie rating.
Blocking Movie Ratings
Once you are in the Movie Ratings menu, follow the same steps
described for blocking TV ratings.
Blocking Unrated/Exempt Programs
Parental Control
Go back
US V-Chip
Canada V-Chip
Front panel block
Channel block
Unrated/Exempt Prog.
Lock parental controls
...
...
...
View...
...
Press < or > to block/view unrated programs.
The Unrated/Exempt Prog. option lets you decide if programs that the
V-Chip recognizes as unrated can be viewed. Unrated TV programs may
include news, sports, political, religious, local and weather programs,
emergency bulletins, public announcements, and programs without
ratings. The Exempt option applies to both USA and Canadian unrated
programs and Canadian programs rated E.
View All unrated programs are available.
Block All unrated programs are not available.
Note: You must remember to activate V-Chip for rating limits to
take effect.
Your TV is equipped to support a
downloadable rating system. It is similar
to the current rating system your TV
has, called V-Chip. When the new rating
system is available, the TV downloads it
from the signal and there is nothing you
need to do to receive the information.
Once it’s downloaded, a new option
appears in your Parental Control menu.
This option and its name are dependent
on the content acquired from the
broadcaster.
Note: These ratings are available only if
the broadcaster is sending them.
Press the down arrow to highlight Unrated/Exempt Prog. Then press the
right arrow to toggle between View and Block.
Lock/Unlock Parental Controls
Selecting this option lets you lock and unlock parental controls settings
using a password.
If you do not lock parental controls, none of the settings for V-Chip,
Channel Block, or Front Panel Block will take effect.
If you forget your password, press the MENU button, then select Parental
Control (the password entry screen appears). Simultaneously press and
hold CH+ and VOL+ on the front panel for 8 seconds. Parental Controls
unlock and the Parental Control menu appears. You can enter a new
password by locking the Parental Controls again.
Front Panel Block
Selecting this option lets you block (disable) or unblock (enable) the TV’s
front panel. The remote still tunes to any channel. When using this as a
Parental Control method, remove access to any remote that is capable of
operating the television while you have the front panel blocked.
Don’t forget to lock parental controls after you change the status. If you
don’t, the front panel block will not take effect.
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Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System
Chapter Overview:
• Sound Menu
• Picture Menu
• Channel Guide Menu
• Time Menu
• Parental Control Menu
• Setup Menu
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Go back
Sound settings
Sound type
Sound mode
SAP
Sound logic
Dynamic bass
Headphone settings
Graphic equalizer
...
Stereo...
Normal...
Medium...
...
...
Sound Menu
The Sound menu lets you adjust audio output. To access the Sound menu, press
MENU on the remote, and then select Sound from the main menu.
Depending on the kind of signal you're watching, the Sound menu will have
different items available for you to adjust:
• If you're watching the TV on the ANTENNA/CABLE ANALOG INPUT
(look for an A on-screen as you change channels) or any of the video
inputs, you'll see the Sound menu items shown in the first menu on the
left.
Sound
The Sound menu for analog channels and all
video inputs.
Go back
Sound settings
Default Dig.Ch. Audio Lang.
Current Dig.Ch. Audio Lang.
Sound mode
Sound logic
Dynamic bass
Headphone settings
Graphic equalizer
...
English...
English...
Normal...
• If you're watching TV on the ANTENNA DIGITAL INPUT (look for a D
on-screen as you change channels), you'll see the Sound menu items
shown in the second menu on the left.
This section describes the items available in both kinds of Sound menu.
Medium...
...
...
The Sound menu for digital channels.
Sound settings The Sound settings submenu contains the following items:
Settings
Go back
Left & Right balance
Amplifier
Subwoofer
External...
External...
Left & Right balance Use the left or right arrow button to center the bar
under the arrow to balance the left and right speakers.
Amplifier Use the left or right arrow button to select External (if your TV is
using external amplifier only) or Internal (if your TV is using the speakers
in the TV).
Subwoofer Set the TV’s subwoofer to External, if the TV is using an
external subwoofer; or None.
Sound type (available for regular antenna signals and video
inputs) Press the right arrow button to scroll through the available audio
types, which control the way the sound comes through your speakers. The
options available vary according to the input selected.
Mono (available for regular TV viewing only) Plays the sound in mono
only. Use this setting when receiving broadcasts with weak stereo signals.
Stereo Splits the incoming stereo audio signal into left and right channels.
Most TV programs and recorded materials have stereo audio. The word
Stereo appears in the channel banner when you tune to a program that is
broadcast in stereo.
Automatic (available for regular TV viewing only) Chooses the sound type
according to the current signal.
Left and Right (available for audio/video inputs only) Isolates either the
left or right channel of the incoming audio.
Default Dig.Ch. Audio Lang. (available for the digital channels only) Choose
the language you prefer for dialog on digital channels. If your preferred
language is being broadcast with a program, then the TV will play it. If not,
then the TV will play the default audio for the program (usually English in the
U.S.). The default digital channel audio language options are English, Spanish,
German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.
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Go back
Sound settings
Default Dig.Ch. Audio Lang.
Current Dig.Ch. Audio Lang.
Sound mode
Sound logic
Dynamic bass
Headphone settings
Graphic equalizer
...
English...
English...
Normal...
Medium...
...
...
The Sound menu for digital channels
Current Dig.Ch. Audio Lang. (available for the digital channels only) Press
the right arrow to choose from the audio languages available for the program
you're watching. The language you choose becomes your preferred audio
language for all digital channels until you turn the TV off. If the language you
choose here is not being broadcast with a program, then the TV will play the
default audio for the program (usually English in the U.S.).
Sound Mode Press the right arrow button to scroll through the available
audio modes, which provide special processing through your speakers
(depending on the setting you chose as your Sound type).
Normal Does not give any special processing, simply provides the mono
or stereo sound provided by the signal you're watching.
Wide Available only for mono signals. “Widens” sound from mono
broadcasts and mono components connected to your TV for a fuller, more
spacious sound.
Magic Available only for stereo signals. Gives a surround effect with more
bass.
Second Audio Program (SAP) Plays the program’s audio in a second
language, if one is available. The letters "SAP" appear in the channel banner
when you tune to a program that is broadcast with SAP information. SAP audio
is broadcast in mono. SAP is also used to broadcast a program’s audio with
descriptions of the video for the visually impaired.
Note: SAP is only offered on analog channels.
Sound logic Reduces the annoying blasts in volume during commercial
breaks, and also amplifies softer sounds in program material. Eliminates the
need to constantly adjust the volume. Dynamic bass Enhances your TV's low-frequency response. The options are
Off, Medium and High. Headphone settings Displays a choice list of available settings you can
adjust: Volume, Bass and Treble. The Headphone sound option allows you
to choose stereo, mono or automatic. These descriptions are the same as for
Sound Type (see the previous page).
HP set
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Headphone volume
Headphone bass
Headphone treble
Headphone sound
Stereo...
Go back
Music...
EQUALIZER
Sound preset
Frequency range
Treble (10kHz)
Graphic equalizer Allows you to choose a specific preset through the Sound
Preset option. Press the right arrow to cycle through the options: Standard,
Movie, Voice, Music, Flat, Videogame, Video camera and Personal.
The Frequency range displays the different treble and bass bands set for each
Sound Preset option. You can choose a band and make adjustments. When you
make adjustments, the Sound Preset option automatically changes to Personal.
Press the left or right arrow button to select the frequency (Bass 100Hz, Mid
Bass 500Hz, Medium 1.5kHz, Mid Treble 5kHz, Treble 10kHz) you want to
adjust. Then use the up or down arrow button to adjust the level.
To view the frequency range of another Sound Preset option, press the right or
left arrow until no band is selected and Frequency range is highlighted. Then
press the up arrow to highlight Sound Preset.
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Picture Menu
PICTURE
Go back
Advanced picture settings
Picture preset
Black level
Color
Contrast
Sharpness
Color warmth
Tint
...
Sports...
Cool...
Advanced picture settings
Adv. pict. settings
Go back
Contrast expand
Scan Velocity Modulation
Autoformat
Video noise reduction
Optimized still picture
Auto skin tone
Film mode (3:2 Pulldown)
The Picture menu contains menus and controls to configure the following video
settings: Advanced picture settings, Picture presets, Black level, Color, Contrast,
Sharpness, Color Warmth, and Tint. The Picture menu options apply to the
video for the main TV and video input selections.
Low...
Minimum...
Contrast expand You can adjust the contrast of the picture to suit the light
of the room. Press the right arrow button to choose which of the following
best describes the lighting in the room: Low, Medium or High.
Scan Velocity Modulation Improves the sharpness of the picture by
changing the speed of the cathode-ray tube’s electron beam when it
transitions between dark and light areas of the screen. Choose to have it on
(box checked) or off (box unchecked), depending on your preference.
Autoformat When enabled (box checked) the TV automatically selects the
best screen format for the incoming signal for analog channels and inputs.
The Autoformat feature is not available for digital channels.
Video noise reduction Reduce picture “static” or any type of interference.
This feature is especially useful for providing a clearer picture in weak
analog signal conditions. Press the right arrow button to choose between:
Off for no noise reduction; Minimum for a softer, smoother picture that
retains picture sharpness and detail; Medium for a slightly softer picture
than the Minimum setting; Maximum for an even softer, smoother picture
than the other settings (the picture detail is somewhat decreased).
Optimized still picture When enabled (box checked), enhances the picture
specifically for still frames (for example, if you're watching a slide show on
your HDTV, or if you've paused a frame of a DVD).
Auto Skin Tone When enabled (box checked), minimizes the flesh tone
variations of the TV picture.
Film mode (3:2 Pulldown) Automatically detects video sources that were
originally recorded on film (like most movies) and subsequently converted
to a different format (for TV broadcast, for example). Film mode processes
the converted signal so that it looks as close as possible to the original.
Another name for this process is reverse 3:2 pulldown.
Auto...
Tip:
If the picture is switching screen formats
abruptly during normal TV viewing, switch the
Autoformat feature off.
Note: Film mode is not available for digital channels.
Advanced (recommended) enables the feature only when the TV
detects that movie playback quality could be improved. Advanced is
the default setting.
The On setting should only be used in rare circumstances when
the TV is used solely with film-based sources (like DVDs on a nonprogressive-scan player).
The Off setting turns off film mode upconversion. Try using this
setting if you think the reverse 3:2 pulldown is causing distortions in
your picture. Note: Autoformat and Video noise reduction are available for the CMP1
and CMP2 inputs only if the signal is 480i.
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PICTURE
Go back
Advanced picture settings
Picture preset
Black level
Color
Contrast
Sharpness
Color warmth
Tint
...
Sports...
Picture preset Displays a choice list that lets you select one of the preset
picture settings: Vibrant, Cinematic, Natural, Sports, Videogame, Video Camera
or Personal. Choose the setting that is best for your viewing environment. You
can set a different picture preset for each input (including one for your regular
TV channels).
Black Level Adjusts the brightness of the picture.
Cool...
Color Adjusts the richness of the color.
Contrast Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of the
picture.
Sharpness Adjusts the crispness of the edges in the picture.
Tip:
You can select a different picture preset
for each input. For example, The ANTENNA
DIGITAL INPUT and the ANTENNA/CABLE
ANALOG INPUT can have different picture
presets.
Note: You can adjust sharpness for each channel and input. This is useful
if the signal appears fuzzy.
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; or
Warm for a more red palette of picture colors. The warm setting corresponds to
the NTSC standard of 6500 K.
Tint Adjusts the balance between the red and green levels.
When you change any of these picture settings, the Picture Preset changes to
Personal. Use the left or right arrow button to make adjustments. To return to
the Picture menu, press the up or down arrow button.
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Channel Guide Menu
The Channel Guide lets you view the entire list of channel numbers and labels. Press the
GUIDE button to bring up the Channel Guide menu. There are two different kinds of channel
guides—the one you see depends on the input jack used.
Channel Guide
02-01
03-01
03-02
03-03
05-01
05-02
08-01
08-02
09-01
To select a channel
press OK.
Page +: >
Page - : <
The Channel Guide for
the digital input, showing
channels and subchannels.
Channel Guide
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
My 01
My 02
My 03
My 04
My 05
My 06
My 07
My 08
My 09
To select a channel
press OK.
Page +: >
Page - : <
The Channel Guide for the
analog input.
Channels on the digital input (channel 03 in the example above, for example) can have
subchannels (channels 03-01 and 03-02). Each available subchannel is listed separately in the
digital channel guide (see page 33 for more information on digital channels).
Use the up or down arrow button in the channel guide to scroll through the list. Use the left
and right arrow buttons to move through the guide by "page" (each full screen of channels in
the guide is a "page"). Press OK to select and tune to the highlighted channel or subchannel.
Press the CLEAR button to remove the Channel Guide from the screen without changing
channels.
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Time Menu
Time
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Sleep timer
00:15
Sleep Timer Lets you set the TV to turn off after a given amount of time.
Time
Wake up timer
Wake up time
Wake up duration
Channel number
Daily
12:34 pm
Time Lets you enter the current time. If it is eight o’clock, for example, you
must first enter the number zero, then number eight. Use the OK button to
choose between AM and PM.
06:00 am
01:00
04 ABC
Wake up timer Lets you set the TV to turn itself on. When you turn on Wake
up timer, the following options appear:
Wake up time Lets you set the time you want the TV to turn itself on.
Wake up duration Lets you set how long you want the TV to stay on when
it turns on.
Channel number Lets you select a specific channel the TV tunes to when
the wake up timer is set. To change from digital to analog channels (or vice
versa), highlight Channel number and press the ANT•CABLE button on your
remote.
Daily Lets you choose if you want the wake up timer to turn on daily.
Note: The Wake up timer is available only when the time has been set.
Parental Control Menu
The Parental Control Menu was explained in Chapter 3. Go to page 35 for more
information.
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Setup
Using the TV’s Menu System
Go back
Channel setup
Preferences
Closed caption
Autotuning
Convergence
Setup Menu
...
...
...
...
...
Channel setup Channel setup
Go back
Signal Source
Analog Signal type
Auto channel search
Auto channel update
List and labels
The Setup menu lets you configure the TV to fit its surroundings and your
preferences. To access the Setup menu, press MENU on the remote, and then
select Setup from the main menu.
Both...
Cable...
Start
Start
...
Signal source Allows you to set which tuner you want to search for
channels. You can select Analog tuner or Digital tuner to search that tuner
separately, or you can select Both to search both tuners.
Analog Signal Type (available for the analog tuner only) The analog
signal type was set during the initial setup. If you change how you receive
broadcasts through the antenna input, you must change the Signal type
setting. Choose Cable if you are using cable or a cable box for TV signals.
Choose UHF/VHF Antenna if you are using an off-air antenna for analog TV
signals.
Auto channel search Searches for channels the current tuner (analog or
digital) is receiving. Go to page 16 for more information.
Auto channel update Searches for any new channels that are not in your
channel list for the current tuner and adds them to that list.
List and labels Edit the channels in the list or choose labels for each
channel. Go to page 17 for more information.
Press < / > to select where you would like to
search for channels.
Preferences
Preferences
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Language
Maximum TV volume
Curtain effect
Special features
Language Allows you select your preferred language for the menus:
English, Español or Français.
Maximum TV volume Allows you to set how high volume turns up when
you press the VOL+ button. Highlight Maximum volume, then press and
hold OK to hear the maximum volume. Make sure the volume has not been
muted or turned down all the way.
Curtain effect Reveals the picture by "opening" it from the middle of the
screen when the TV is switched on. Hides the picture by "closing" it from
the sides when the TV is switched off.
Special features The Auto on setting switches your TV on after a power
outage; Auto channel tunes the TV to the channel you specify as the Initial
channel when Auto on is enabled; Auto volume tunes the TV to the volume
you set in Initial volume when Auto on is enabled.
English...
...
Select your language using < or > keys.
Short-term vs. Long-term
Power Outages
The Auto channel and Auto volume settings
don’t take effect after short-term power
outages (usually less than two to three
minutes). The TV will turn back on at the same
volume and channel as before the power
outage.
The Auto channel and Auto volume settings
take effect after power outages of several
minutes or more.
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CC
Go back
Closed Caption Setting
Analog CC Type
Digital CC Type
Digital CC Preset
Digital CC Style
On...
CC1...
Service 1...
Custom...
...
Press < or > key to select the closed
caption setting.
Closed Caption Many programs are encoded with closed-captioning
information, which lets you display the audio portion of a program as text
on the TV screen. Some programs on digital channels offer digital captioning
information, which gives you more options for the way the captioning is
displayed on the screen.
Closed captioning is not available on all channels at all times—only for specific
programs encoded with closed-captioning information. When a program is
closed captioned, CC is displayed in the channel banner (see Chapter 3 for more
information about the channel banner).
The closed caption options are:
Closed Caption Setting Lets you choose the way both analog and digital
closed captioning information appears on the screen. The Closed caption
setting does not effect the DVI-HDTV input.
Off No captioning information displayed.
On always Captioning information shown always, when available.
On when mute Displays captioning information, when available,
whenever the TV’s sound is muted by pressing the MUTE button. The
captioning information is not displayed when the sound is not muted.
Analog CC Type Lets you choose your preferred type of analog closed
captions. 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 Text1 and Text3 are not available.
Notes: The CC options display information at any position on the
screen. These options overlay the text on top of the picture as it is
received.
The Text options display information at one particular position
(such as the bottom third) of the screen. You cannot see the picture
underneath the text.
Digital CC Type Lets you select a closed caption service mode (1-6) for
digital channels.
Service 1 and Service 2 are the primary and secondary languages,
respectively.
Service 3 and Service 4, 5, 6 are additional caption sources that may be
available.
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CC
Go back
Closed Caption Setting
Analog CC Type
Digital CC Type
Digital CC Preset
Digital CC Style
On...
CC1...
Service 1...
Custom...
...
Default Uses the settings sent by the broadcaster for the size, color, and
font used for digital closed captioning, as well as for the color and opacity
of the captioning's background.
Custom Lets you customize the size, color, and font used for digital
closed captioning, as well as for the color and opacity of the captioning's
background (see the Digital CC Style menu item below).
Press < or > key to select the closed
caption setting.
Dig. CC Style
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Closed Caption Size
Closed Caption Font
Closed Caption Opacity
Closed Caption Color
CC Background Color
Standard...
Font 1...
Solid...
White...
Black...
Press < or > key to select the closed
caption size.
Digital CC Preset Lets you choose the way the digital closed captioning
appears on the screen.
Digital CC Style If you set the Digital CC Preset option to Custom, you can
customize the following digital closed-captioning settings:
Closed caption size Lets you set the size of the digital closed-caption text.
You can choose Standard, Large, or Small.
Closed caption font Lets you select a character design for the digital
closed-caption text. A font is a complete assortment of letters, numbers,
punctuation marks, etc. of a given design. You can choose from eight
fonts with varying character styles and spacing.
Closed caption opacity Lets you set the appearance of the space behind
the digital closed-caption text: Solid, Transparent, Translucent, or
Flashing.
Closed caption color Lets you choose the color of the digital closedcaption text: White, Black, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, or Cyan.
CC background color Lets you choose the color of the area of the screen
behind the digital closed-caption text: White, Black, Red, Green, Blue,
Yellow, Magenta, or Cyan.
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Note: These captioning style options only have an effect on true
digital closed captions.
Not all captioning on digital channels is digital captioning—it depends
on what the broadcaster is sending. If the closed captioning for a
program is not digital, the Digital CC Style settings will not have an
effect.
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Setup
Using the TV’s Menu System
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Channel setup
Preferences
Closed caption
Autotuning
Convergence
Go back
Channel setup
Preferences
Closed caption
Autotuning
Convergence
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...
...
...
...
...
...
Autotuning Displays a choice list that lets you set up the TV to automatically
tune to the correct input channel when you press a device button (SAT•CABLE,
AUX or DVD) on the remote. Go to Chapter 3 for details about the Autotuning
feature.
Convergence The Auto convergence feature automatically adjusts the TV’s tubes
(this may take several minutes, after which you can make fine adjustments to the
convergence settings); Red convergence displays the Red convergence screen,
allowing you to use the arrow buttons to align the red and green images; Blue
convergence displays the Blue convergence screen, allowing you to use the arrow
buttons to align the blue and green images.
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• FAQs
• Troubleshooting
• Care and Cleaning
• FCC Information
• Limited Warranty
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What’s the quickest way to view High Definition (HD) video?
Connect an off-air antenna to the ANTENNA DIGITAL INPUT to view local digital channels. You might need to
purchase an antenna. Go to page 18 for more information.
How do I tell an analog channel from a digital channel?
There are several different ways to tell if your channel is digital or not. Press the INFO button to display the channel
banner. Look at the lower left corner for a channel number. Channels with a primary channel and a subchannel are
digital channels, but not all digital channels have subchannels. The lower left side shows a 'D' for digital channels and
an 'A' for analog channels. If it's a digital station you might also see a digital TV program title and description shown.
Page 33 also has more information.
Why does channel search find a lot of channels, but when I try to tune to them there’s nothing there?
Some channels are enabled by the cable company that don’t carry programming, such as video-on-demand. You
probably want to get rid of these so they no longer appear in your channel list. Remove these in the Channel List
menu. Go to page 17 for more information.
Why does the first channel search take a long time?
If you’re searching for analog and digital (both) in the Channel Search menu, the TV is looking for all available
channels in the channel list. If you do have digital channels, the TV is also searching for each subchannel of that
digital channel.
How do I control other devices I’ve connected to the TV?
Because your TV came with a universal remote, you can program your remote to the button corresponding with the
device you have connected to your TV. Go to page 24 for information on programming your remote.
Why are there black bars on my screen and can I get rid of them?
Analog channels are normally sent in a 4:3 format, which cannot fill a 16:9 screen like your TV. Most digital channels
are sent in a 16:9 format which do fill your screen, but sometimes are sent in 4:3. It depends on how the broadcaster
or device connected to your TV formatting the video. Aspect ratios are determined by the broadcaster and may change
from one program to another. The Autoformat feature in the menu allows the TV to select the best picture format for
the signal received. Go to page 44 for more details.
You can use the FORMAT button on the remote to see the different formats available that might eliminate the black
bars. The format type is displayed on screen. No other options are possible aside from those you see by cycling
through with this button.
Note: Format control is not available for digital 16:9 broadcasts.
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Troubleshooting
Most problems you encounter with your TV can be corrected by consulting the following troubleshooting list.
TV Problems
TV won’t turn on
•
Press the TV button.
•
Make sure the TV is plugged in.
•
Check the wall receptacle (or extension cord) to make sure it is “live” by plugging in something else.
•
Something might be wrong with your remote control. Press the POWER button on the front of the TV. If the TV turns on, check the
remote control solutions on the next page.
•
The front panel controls may be locked (disabled). Use the remote control to unlock the front panel controls by selecting the Front
Panel Block in the Parental Control menu and press OK to uncheck the box.
•
The TV might be performing a periodic diagnostic check. Wait for a few minutes for the TV to turn on.
Buttons don’t work
•
If you’re using the remote control, press the TV button first to make sure the remote is in TV mode.
•
The front panel controls may be locked (disabled). Use the remote control to unlock the front panel controls by selecting the Front
Panel Block in the Parental Control menu and press OK to uncheck the box.
•
Unplug the TV for ten minutes and then plug it back in. Turn the TV on and try again.
TV turns off unexpectedly
•
Sleep timer may have been activated. Go to page 47 for instructions.
•
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.
•
Unplug the TV. Wait ten minutes. Then, plug the TV in again.
TV turns on unexpectedly
•
Wake up timer might have been activated. Go to page 47 for instructions.
•
Auto on might have been activated. Go to page 47 for instructions.
•
You might have pressed CH+, CH- or INPUT on the remote accidentally.
Blank screen
•
If you're trying to watch TV, change channels or press the ANT•CABLE button to switch tuners.
•
If you're trying to watch something that's playing on a device connected to the TV (like a DVD or a VCR tape), press the TV button
on the remote, then press INPUT until you get to the correct video input channel.
•
If you're trying to watch a device (like your DVD player or VCR), make sure the device connected to the TV is turned on.
•
If you're trying to watch a device (like your DVD player or VCR), make sure the device is connected correctly.
No sound, picture okay
•
Maybe the sound is muted. Try pressing the volume up button to restore sound.
•
If using S-Video or Y Pb Pr, remember to also connect the device’s left and right audio output jacks to the TV’s L and R Audio Input
jacks.
•
The sound settings may not be set correctly. Go to page 42 for more information.
Sound okay, picture poor
•
Check antenna connections. Make sure all of the cables are firmly connected to the jacks.
•
Try adjusting sharpness function to improve weak signals. Go to page 45 for more instructions.
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Can’t select certain channel
•
Make sure the remote control is in TV mode. Press the TV button and enter the channel number using the number buttons.
•
Channel may be blocked or not approved in the Parental Controls menu.
•
If using a VCR, check to make sure the TV/VCR button on the VCR is in the correct mode (press the TV/VCR button on your VCR).
Noisy stereo reception
•
May be a weak station. Use Sound menu to choose mono sound.
No picture, no sound but TV is on
•
Maybe the Signal Source is set to the wrong choice. Go to page 48 for detailed instructions.
•
The channel might be blank­­ — change channels.
•
If you’re watching your VCR and it’s connected with a coaxial cable, tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (whichever channel is selected on
the 3/4 switch on the back of your VCR). Also check to make sure the TV/VCR button on the VCR is in the correct mode (press the
TV/VCR button on your VCR).
Volume buttons not adjusting volume louder
•
Check to make sure volume isn’t limited by the maximum volume feature. Go to page 48 for more instructions.
Picture not moving
•
You have activated the Freeze feature by pressing FREEZE or OK on the remote. Press any button to “unfreeze” the picture.
Black box appears on the screen
•
Closed-captioning might be on. Check Closed Caption in the Setup menu. Go to page 49 for more instructions.
Freeze not working
•
The freeze feature is not available for Component video (CMP1 or CMP2) or DVI inputs.
Low battery warning appears on screen
•
Place new batteries in remote.
TV picture keeps switching between screen formats abruptly
•
Switch the Autoformat feature to Off. See page 44 for more information.
Channel search finds few channels
•
The cable connected to the ANTENNA/CABLE ANALOG INPUT and/or ANTENNA DIGITAL INPUT jack might be loose.
•
Your off-air antenna might be getting a weak signal. Move it higher or get a bigger antenna.
•
If you have cable TV, make sure that signal is connected to the ANTENNA/CABLE ANALOG INPUT—do not connect it to the
ANTENNA DIGITAL INPUT.
•
If you have a cable box, you can’t connect it to the ANTENNA DIGITAL INPUT jack. Connect it to the ANTENNA/CABLE ANALOG
INPUT or a Video Input jack.
•
Select the Both option in the Channel Search menu, and retry the channel search.
The Remote Control Doesn’t Work
•
Something might be between the remote and the remote sensor on the component. Make sure there is a clear path.
•
Maybe the remote isn’t aimed directly at the device (TV or DVD) that you’re trying to operate.
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•
Maybe remote is not in TV Mode. Press the TV button so remote will control TV.
•
Maybe batteries in remote are weak, dead, or installed incorrectly. Put new batteries in the remote. (Note, if you remove the
batteries, you may have to reprogram the remote to operate other components.)
•
You might need to drain the remote’s microprocessor: remove batteries and press the number 1 button for at least 60 seconds.
Release the 1 button, replace the batteries, and (if necessary) program the remote again.
Problems with DVI-HDTV Connection
•
Make sure the DVI device is turned on and the cables are firmly connected. If problems still occur, turn off your device. Re-connect
your device. Reset the power by unplugging the power cord and plugging it back in.
•
If you are tuned to the DVI-HDTV input and you’re receiving Unusable Signal message on-screen, contact the manufacturer of the
DVI device for further assistance.
•
If you tune to the DVI-HDTV input and you see snow, the video goes in and out, or the video takes a long time to appear, your DVI
device is having trouble sending video information to the TV. Re-connect your device. Reset the power by unplugging the power
cord and plugging it back in. If problems persist, try connecting to the Y Pb Pr jacks instead if they are available or contact the
manufacturer of the DVI device for further assistance.
•
If you have bars on each side of your picture, the device you connected might have a switch or a menu option allowing you to
change the picture format output that will fix this. Choose either 720p or 1080i.
Problems with V-Chip/Parental Controls
The rating limits don’t work
•
You must lock the settings. Go to the MAIN MENU (press MENU on your remote), select Parental Control, select Lock Parental
Controls.
I don’t remember my password and I want to unlock the TV
•
If you forget your password, press MENU, then select Parental Control (the password entry screen appears). Simultaneously press
and hold CH+ and VOL+ on the TV’s front panel for 8 seconds. The Parental control menu appears on the screen, and you can reenter a password via Lock Parental Controls.
The V-Chip won’t let me watch a program even though it’s not rated as violent.
•
Maybe the movie was given an NR (Not Rated) status. After you block movie ratings, you must set NR to View separately in order to
view movies with an NR rating.
What Else Can I Do?
•
If you’ve been through the Troubleshooting section and nothing has fixed your problem, try rebooting your TV. Note
that after a reboot you may need to run your TV through the setup process again. To do a reboot, unplug the power
cord from the wall outlet, power strip, etc. Keep your TV unplugged for about 5 minutes. Then plug the TV back in,
turn on the TV, and see if the problem is fixed. If the problem remains, then please visit www.rca.com/television for
updated FAQs or contact RCA Customer Support at the support number provided in your Warranty under How To Get
Service.
How Do I Replace My Remote?
•
If you need to replace your remote, call 1-800-338-0376. Your remote part number is R401A1. A shipping and handling
fee will be charged upon ordering, and the appropriate sales tax. Have your Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card ready.
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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, never
place drinks or vases with water on top of the TV. This could increase the risk of fire or shock hazard or damage to the TV.
Caution: Using video games or any external accessory with fixed images for extended periods of time can cause them to be
permanently imprinted on the picture tube (or projection TV picture tubes). ALSO, some network/program logos, phone
numbers, etc. may cause similar damage. This damage is not covered by your warranty.
FCC Information
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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RCA 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 tubes.
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.
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.
• Damage from ordinary wear.
• Damage from the failure to follow directions or improper maintenance.
• 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.
How you get service:
• Call 1-877-RCA-HDTV 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.
Product Registration:
• Please complete the online Product Registration on www.rca.com/television or 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.
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Limitation of Warranty:
•
•
THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. EXCEPT TO
THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MECHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY TTE TECHNOLOGY,
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. TTE TECHNOLOGY, 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 limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to
you.
• Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation
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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Index
A
A/V receiver 14
Age-based ratings 37
Amplifier 42
Analog Closed Captions 49, 50
Analog TV 2, 18, 32, 33, 46, 48
ANT•CAB button 2, 22
Antenna 2, 18
Jack 18
Aspect ratio 3
Audio
remote codes 27
Audio/Video
Cables 19
Jacks 19
Auto channel search 16, 48
Auto channel update 48
Auto convergence 51
Autoformat 56
Automatic code search 24, 25
Auto skin tone 44
Autotuning 33, 34
AUX button 22
B
Balance 42
Batteries 15
Black level 45
Buttons
ANT•CAB 2, 22
AUX 22
Front panel 20
INFO 22
INPUT 27
SAT/CABLE 23
TV 23
VCR 23
C
Cables
Audio/Video 8
Coaxial 8
Component video 8
DVI 8
S-Video 8
Canadian V-Chip ratings 35, 39
English system 38
French system 39
Channel banner 32
Channel Guide menu 46
Channel number 32
Channel setup 48
CLEAR button 22
Closed Captions 32
Analog 49, 50
Digital 49, 50
CMP1/CMP2 inputs 19, 34
Coaxial cable 8
Code list
Audio 27
DVD 28
Home Theatre in a Box 29
Chapter 5
PVR 29
VCR 30
Code List, Remote control 27
Color 45
Color warmth 45
Component buttons 33, 51
Connections 9, 10, 11, 12
Content themes 37, 38
Contrast 45
Contrast expand 44
Curtain effect 48
D
Digital
Sound 3
Digital Closed Captions 49, 50
Digital TV 2, 11, 13, 16, 18, 32,
33, 46, 48
DVD
button 22, 34
connection 10, 11
DVD remote codes 28
DVI input 19, 34
Dynamic bass 43
E
J
S
Jacks 18, 19
ANTENNA/CABLE 34, 45
Component video 34
DVI 4, 34
Front panel 20, 34
S-Video 34
Video 34
S-Video
jacks 19, 34
Safety information 2
SAT•CAB button 23
Satellite receiver 12, 13
Scan velocity modulation 44
Screen format 22, 32, 44, 56
Search
Automatic code 24, 25
Second audio program (SAP)
32, 43
Setup menu 16, 48
Sharpness 45
Signal type 48
Sleep timer 47
Sound
menu 43
mode 43
presets 43
settings 42
type 42
Sound logic 43
Stereo 32, 42, 56
Subwoofer 18, 42
L
Language 16, 48
Lists and labels 17, 48
M
Maximum TV volume 48
Menu
Button 16, 23
Channel guide 46
Language 16, 48
Parental control 47
Picture 44
Setup 16, 51
Sound 43
Time 47
Mute 23, 32
Exempt programs 40
O
F
OK button 23
ON•OFF button 22
Optimized still picture 44
Film Mode 4, 44
Freeze 22, 56
FRNT input 34
Front panel
Block 40
Buttons 20
jacks 20
G
GO BACK button 22
Graphic equalizer 43
GUIDE button 46
H
Headphones
Settings 43
Home Theatre
remote codes 29
I
INFO button 22
Initial setup 16
INPUT button 27
Inputs 19
ANTENNA/CABLE 45
CMP1 and CMP2 19, 34
DVI 34
FRNT 34
VID1 and VID2 34
P
Parental control 35
Menu 47
Problems 57
Lock/unlock 40
Password 57
Picture menu 44
Picture presets 45
POWER button 20
Preferences 48
Programming the remote
Automatic code search 24, 25
PVR remote codes 29
R
Rating limits
problems 57
Remote control
batteries 56
code list 27
modes 25
problems 56
programming 23
Resolution 2
Reverse 3:2 pulldown 44
T
Time 32, 47
Tint 45
Transport buttons 23
Troubleshooting 55, 56
TruScan 4
TV button 23
TV problems 55
TV remote codes 27
U
Unrated programs 40
US V-Chip ratings 35, 36, 40
V
V-Chip 35, 36
Canadian ratings 39
movie rating limit 40
problems 57
US ratings 40
Variable output 18
VCR 10, 11, 12, 13
recording 25
VCR button 23
VCR remote codes 30
Video input jacks
Video noise reduction 44
W
Wake up timer 47
Y
Y PB PR jacks 19
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©2006 TTE Technology, Inc.
RCA and associated marks are trademarks of THOMSON S.A. used under license to TTE Corporation.
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