RCA EZ2050 Camcorder User Manual
user manual
EZ2050 series
It is important to read this user manual prior to using your new product for the first time.
Important safety instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE READ AND SAVE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Some of the following information may not apply to your particular product; however, as with any
electronic product, precautions should be observed during handling and use.
• Read these instructions.
• Keep these instructions.
• Heed all warnings.
• Follow all instructions.
• Do not use this apparatus near water.
• Clean only with dry cloth.
• Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
• Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
• 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.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION
• Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
• Do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet. This product does not contain customer serviceable
components.
• The marking information is located at the bottom of apparatus.
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Important battery precautions
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Any battery may present a risk of fire, explosion, or chemical burn if abused. Do not try to charge a
battery that is not intended to be recharged, do not incinerate, and do not puncture.
• Non-rechargeable batteries, such as alkaline batteries, may leak if left in your product for a long
period of time. Remove the batteries from the product if you are not going to use it for a month or
more.
• If your product uses more than one battery, do not mix types and make sure they are inserted
correctly. Mixing types or inserting incorrectly may cause them to leak.
• Discard any leaky or deformed battery immediately. They may cause skin burns or other personal
injury.
• Please help to protect the environment by recycling or disposing of batteries according to federal,
state, and local regulations.
WARNING: The battery (battery or batteries or battery pack) shall not be exposed to excessive heat
such as sunshine, fire or the like.
Ecology
Help protect the environment - we recommend that you dispose of used batteries by putting them
into specially designed receptacles.
Precautions for the unit
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Do not use the unit immediately after transportation from a cold place to a warm place;
condensation problems may result.
Do not store the unit near fire, places with high temperature or in direct sunlight. Exposure to
direct sunlight or extreme heat (such as inside a parked car) may cause damage or malfunction.
Clean the unit with a soft cloth or a damp chamois leather. Never use solvents.
The unit must only be opened by qualified personnel.
FCC Information
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. 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:
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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.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Audiovox could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Manufacturer/Responsible Party
Audiovox Accessories Corporation
111 Congressional Blvd., Suite 350
Carmel, IN 46032
1-317-810-4880 ( No technical /product support is available via this number. This phone number is for
regulatory matters only.)
Visit www.rcaaudiovideo.com for technical support
RCA
EZ2050
RCA
EZ2050RD
RCA
EZ2050BL
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est
conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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Contents
Important safety instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .............................................................................................. 1
Important battery precautions ........................................................................................................ 2
Ecology...................................................................................................................................................... 2
Precautions for the unit ...................................................................................................................... 2
FCC Information.................................................................................. 3
Contents .............................................................................................. 4
End user license agreement
End user license tagreement ............................................................................................................ 6
Getting started
1. Content of the box ........................................................................................................................... 12
2. Installing the battery ....................................................................................................................... 12
3. Inserting SD memory card ............................................................................................................ 13
4. Turning on the camcorder ........................................................................................................... 13
5. Resetting the camcorder ............................................................................................................... 14
6. Setting date and time ..................................................................................................................... 14
General controls
General controls .................................................................................................................................... 15
Operation modes .................................................................................................................................. 16
Recording videos
Recording quality .................................................................................................................................. 17
Quality settings ...................................................................................................................................... 17
Recording videos................................................................................................................................... 18
Taking photos
To take photos ........................................................................................................................................ 19
Playback mode
Playing back recordings...................................................................................................................... 20
Deleting
To delete one recording ..................................................................................................................... 22
To delete all recordings ....................................................................................................................... 22
Menu settings
Using the camcorder menu............................................................................................................... 23
Menu options and settings ............................................................................................................... 23
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Connecting to external devices
Viewing videos on TV .......................................................................................................................... 24
Managing videos on your computer
Computer system requirements ...................................................................................................... 26
Connecting to a PC ............................................................................................................................... 26
About RCA Memory Manager .......................................................................................................... 27
Viewing videos on PC .......................................................................................................................... 27
Using camcorder as Web Camera in PC
Additional information
Tips and troubleshooting................................................................................................................... 28
Visiting RCA website ............................................................................................................................ 29
Technical specifications ...................................................................................................................... 30
Warranty information
12 Month Limited Warranty .............................................................................................................. 31
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End user license agreement
This is a copy of the EULA that you need to agree to in order to use this product.
End user license tagreement
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Getting started
Dear RCA customer,
Thank you for purchasing the RCA Small Wonder Camcorder. This product will let you record videos with
high definition quality. You can also manage your recordings on your computer with the RCA Memory
Manager included with this product.
To start using your camcorder, please follow the setup instructions in the following pages.
1. Content of the box
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Small Wonder Camcorder
AAA batteries x 4
USB cable
CD-ROM
AV cable
Lanyard
Soft pouch
Quick Start Guide
2. Installing the battery
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2
4
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Push (to the right) to
unlock.
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Observe the polarities.
Slide up to lock.
The camcorder can also be powered by USB. Refer to Connecting to a PC section for connecting details.
When the camcorder is connected to a PC, three options will be displayed: USB connect, Web cam and
USB power. Press + or - to select USB power and press RECORD to confirm.
3. Inserting SD memory card
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An SD memory card (not included) is needed for recording.
Lift up the cover
Push the card in until a click is heard
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The card icon appears on the screen with memory card inserted.
To remove card, push card in until a click is heard, then slowly release the card. As card is under minimal
tension when locked in memory slot, please use care when removing.
Internal memory is not available. An SD memory card is recommended for recording. (SD
memory card not included)
4. Turning on the camcorder
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Slide and hold the power switch
until the camcorder turns on.
Slide and
hold
Memory card
Recording quality indicator
Battery indicator
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Slide and hold the power switch to turn off the camcorder.
The camcorder will automatically turn off after 3 minutes if not in use.
Refer to the following pages for more information on recording and other operations.
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5. Resetting the camcorder
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To reset the camcorder (if it is not functioning properly), remove the batteries and re-install.
6. Setting date and time
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It is recommended to set the date and time before using the camcorder. Refer to Menu settings section
for more information.
General controls
General controls
SD card slot (Lift up the cover to show the card slot)
Recording indicator
Microphone
On/off switch
Lens
USB (Lift up the cover to
access the connector)
Camcorder strap hole
Tripod screw hole
AV output
LCD screen
Delete
recordings
Play/pause
MODE
Setup menu
Record
Audio speaker
Switch
between
Photo preview
and Video
preview
modes
+/– Adjust volume during playback; zoom during
record and preview
/ – Skip to previous or next recording; fast
rewind or forward
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Operation modes
There are three basic modes for operating the camcorder: Video preview mode, Photo preview mode and
Playback mode. It will always launch in video preview mode after being switched on. Refer to the diagram
below for switching between modes and read relevant sections in the user manual for detailed operations.
Switch on
Press
MODE
Video preview
mode1
(read Recording
videos section)
Photo preview
mode2
(read Taking photos
section)
Press
MODE
To end Playback mode, simply
press RECORD which will
then return the camcorder to
Video preview mode
Press PLAY/PAUSE
Playback mode
(read Playback
mode section)
1 In Video preview mode, press RECORD
2 In Photo preview mode, press RECORD
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to record a video
to record a photo
Recording videos
Recording quality
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4.
5.
In Video preview mode, press MENU to show the camcorder menu.
Press - or + to highlight Quality within the Video Menu
Press RECORD to select Quality which will then expose the choices of HD, HQ and WebQ.
Press - or + to highlight the desired Quality from HD, HQ or WebQ, then press REC to save that setting.
Press MENU to exit the camcorder menu. The selected setting (HD, HQ or WebQ) appears on the display
screen during preview.
Quality settings
Settings
Recommended for:
Resolutions (pixel) and
Frame Rate (FPS)
Approx. recording
durations on a 32GB
SD memory card*
HD (High
Definition mode)
Viewing on TV & Best video
quality
1280 x 720 @ 30fps
4 hours
HQ mode
Viewing on TV & High video
quality
720 x 480 @ 30fps
6 hours
WebQ (Web
Quality mode)
Uploading to and viewing
on the web
320 x 240 @ 30fps
17 hours
* Actual recording time and capacity will vary depending on type of video content being recorded, system
requirements, and other factors.
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Recording videos
1. In Video preview mode, press the red RECORD
button to begin recording.
REC indicator
Elapsed time
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Video recording indicator
While recording, the red recording light on the camcorder front will turn on.
2. Press PLAY/PAUSE
to pause a recording.
Pause indicator
Elapsed time
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Video recording indicator
A pause indicator II replaces the red RECORD indicator
To resume recording, press PLAY/PAUSE .
3. Press + or – to zoom in or out before or during recording.
4. Press the red RECORD
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button to stop recording.
at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Taking photos
To take photos
1. In Photo preview mode, press RECORD
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to take photos.
The photo resolution is 3 megapixels which is interpolated from a 1 megapixel sensor.
2. After taking a photo, please allow a few seconds for image processing before the next photo can be
taken.
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Playback mode
Playing back recordings
1. Press PLAY/PAUSE
photo).
Playback indicator
to enter Playback mode and start playback of the most recent recording (video/
Current file number/Total number of files
2. Press + or – during playback to adjust volume (video only).
3. Hold down
or
to fast rewind or forward the selected video during playback.
4. Press PLAY/PAUSE
• Press PLAY/PAUSE
to pause playback.
again to resume playback.
Play/pause indicator
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5. To select another video, press
or
to cue the previous or next video.
Play/pause indicator
6. When video playback stops, press MODE
RECORD to stop video playback)
or RECORD
to return to Video preview mode. (Press
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Deleting
To delete one recording
1. Press
or
in Playback mode to select file.
2. Press DELETE.
3. Press + or - to select One.
4. Press the red RECORD
button to confirm delete.
To delete all recordings
1. Press DELETE in Playback mode and press + or - to select All.
2. Press the red RECORD
button.
3. Press + or - to select Yes and press the red RECORD
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button to confirm deletion of all recordings.
Menu settings
Using the camcorder menu
1. To access the menu for photo taking, press MENU in Photo preview mode. To access the menu for
video taking, press MENU in Video preview mode.
2. Press + or – to highlight a menu option.
3. Press RECORD
to enter the highlighted menu option.
4. Press + or – to change the setting.
5. Press RECORD
to save settings.
6. Press MENU to exit the camcorder menu.
Menu options and settings
Menu options
Available settings
Quality
HD, HQ, WebQ(Video mode); 1M, 3M(Photo mode)
Lighting (Photo mode only)
Auto, Outdoor, Indoor, Low light
Flickering1
50Hz, 60Hz
Date & Time
YYYY - MM - DD, HR : MM AM/PM
Language
English, Francais, Espanol
TV Output
NTSC (US), PAL
Key Tone
On, Off
Format... 2
Yes, No
Restore settings
Yes, No
System info
Show the current firmware version
1 For best results use 60Hz for US and Canada as this matches the power line frequency which in turn will reduce
flicker from indoor lighting.
2 Format the camcorder will remove all data files. Backup your media before formatting the camcorder.
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Connecting to external devices
Viewing videos on TV
1. Plug in the AV cable (provided) – Insert the single connector end into the camcorder (AV jack) and
connect the double connector ends to the corresponding video (yellow) and audio (white) input jacks
on the TV.
2. Turn on the TV and the camcorder.
3. Switch the TV to the selected video input.
• Refer to your TV manual for instructions.
4. You may play and delete videos viewed on the TV by using the camcorder buttons.
The default TV output standard is NTSC. You can switch it to PAL standard by going to the
camcorder menu. Refer to Menu settings section for more information.
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Recording videos to VHS tape or DVD
1. Plug in the AV cable (provided) – Insert the single connector end into the camcorder and connect the
double connector ends to corresponding video (yellow) and audio (white) inputs of the recording device
(VHS or DVD recorder).
2. Turn on the camcorder and the recording device.
3. Switch recording device to the video input connected to the camcorder.
• Refer to your user manual of the recording device for instructions.
4. Start recording of your recording device. Press PLAY/PAUSE
to playback the file you wish to record.
After finishing current video or photo playback, press to skip to next video or photo and then press
PLAY/PAUSE to start playback (Video file only).
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Managing videos on your computer
Computer system requirements
Windows® XP (SP2 or higher) or Windows Vista™ or Windows® 7
• Intel® Core™ 2 Duo CPU E6300 (or above) or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 3800+ (or above) processor
recommended
• 1GB RAM (2GB recommended for editing HD videos)
• 300 MB available hard disk space
• 256 MB Graphics Card (or above) recommended
• 1024 x 768 pixels, 32-bit color monitor or higher
• USB Port (2.0 recommended)
• Internet Access (broadband recommended)
Mac OS X 10.5,10.6
• Intel Core 2 Duo (or above) recommended
• 768 MB RAM (1GB recommended)
• 300 MB free hard drive space for program installation
• 1024 x 768 pixels or higher recommended
• Internet Access (broadband recommended)
Connecting to a PC
1. Connect the supplied USB cable to the connection jack. USB connector standard: mini-B
2. Connect the other end of the cable to the computer.
Lift up the cover
USB port of
your computer
USB cable
3. There are three options: USB connect, Web cam and USB power. Press + or - to select USB connect and
press RECORD to confirm.
4. Place the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM tray.
5. Windows: To access the Memory Manager 3 installer, go to My Computer (XP users) /go to Computer
(Vista and 7 users) in the Start menu, find and open the drive letter associated with the CD rom and
then double-click the MemoryMgr3_Windows_Installer.exe file to launch the installer. The RCA
Detective application is installed with Memory Manager 3 and will automatically run the Memory
Manager 3 application when your camcorder is connected to the PC.
Mac: To access the Memory Manager 3 installer, double-click the CD rom volume. Double-click the
RCAMacInstallers.dmg disk image in the CD rom volume. Locate the RCAMacInstallers volume on
the desktop and Double-click on it. Double-click the MemoryMgr3 Mac Installer file in the
RCAMacInstallers volume to start the installation. After the Memory Manager 3 installation has
completed, double-click the RCA Detective Installer file in the RCAMacInstallers volume to install the
RCA Detective application, which will automatically run the Memory Manager 3 application when your
camcorder is connected to the Mac.
Memory Manager is proprietary software licensed by Audiovox Corporation.
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About RCA Memory Manager
The included RCA Memory Manager application lets you:
• Browse and play videos
• Delete videos
• Save videos to your computer
• Edit videos by simply drag-and-drop
For more detailed instructions on using RCA Memory Manager, please refer to the help section
in the software.
Viewing videos on PC
To ensure that videos can be managed and played on your PC:
• Make sure to install the included Memory Manager application.
* The application is also available for free download at www.rcaaudiovideo.com
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
Using camcorder as Web Camera in PC
To use the camcorder as a Web Camera in your PC, a driver file is needed. Please go to
www.rcaaudiovideo.com to download the file.
After downloading the driver file, follow the instructions and complete the installation.
Connect the camcorder to the PC, after the camcorder displays the selection menu, select the Web Cam
option and press RECORD . Now the camcorder is connected as Web Camera to the PC.
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Additional information
Tips and troubleshooting
Cannot turn on the camcorder.
• Make sure the batteries are in good condition.
SD card cannot be detected by camcorder.
• Make sure the SD card is inserted properly. Remove and insert the card from the card slot again when
the camcorder is powered off.
Camcorder not turned on after connected to PC.
• The camcorder battery may be very low. Slide and hold the power switch
after connecting to PC.
to turn on the camcorder
Cannot record videos.
• Make sure the memory space is not full.
Available time for recording has significantly reduced.
• Make sure you have properly selected the video recording quality before recording.
The recording time and date are incorrect.
• Make sure you have properly set the date and time in the setting menu. Refer to "Menu settings" for
more information.
The keytone is annoying. Can it be switched off?
• Yes. Refer to "Menu settings" for more information.
No sound when playing back recordings.
• Adjust the volume by pressing + or – during playback.
Pictures are distorted when videos are played back via connected TV set.
• Make sure you have correctly selected the TV output system (PAL or NTSC) from the setting menu.
Refer to "Menu settings" for more information.
Can I retrieve deleted videos and photos?
• Unfortunately, deleted videos cannot be retrieved.
The camcorder is not functioning properly.
• Remove the batteries and re-install.
Cannot view recorded videos on PC.
• Install the included Memory Manager software and use it to view videos on your PC. Visit
www.rcaaudiovideo.com and download the latest version of Memory Manager software, install it for
viewing videos on your PC.
My friends cannot view the videos I have sent them.
• Use the SHARE functions of the Memory Manager for sharing videos with friends and family. The native
files from the camcorder may not play in other computers.
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Visiting RCA website
Please visit www.rcaaudiovideo.com for:
• Latest software and firmware
• RCA Memory Manager Software
• User manual
• Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
• Customer service and technical support information
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Technical specifications
Battery:
• 4 x AAA battery
Size and frame rate of video recordings:
• HD mode: 1280 x 720 pixels @ 30fps (MJPEG video compression, AVI file format)
• HQ mode: 720 x 480 pixels @ 30fps (MJPEG video compression, AVI file format)
• WebQ mode: 320 x 240 pixels @ 30fps (MJPEG video compression, AVI file format)
Size of still images:
• 1280 x 960 pixels (JPG)
• 2048 x 1536 pixels (JPG), interpolated from 1 megapixel sensor
Recording media:
• SD card (not included)
Maximum recording time (approximate figures):
Video Recording Modes
Maximum recording time with 32 GB SD card
HD (High Definition mode)
Up to 4 Hours
HQ mode
Up to 6 Hours
WebQ (Web Quality mode)
Up to 17 Hours
* Actual recording time and capacity will vary depending on type of video content being recorded, system
requirements, and other factors.
LCD screen:
• 1.8 inches
Microphone:
• Mono microphone
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Warranty information
12 Month Limited Warranty
Applies to RCA Camcorders
AUDIOVOX ACCESSORIES CORP. (the Company) warrants to the original retail purchaser of this product that
should this product or any part thereof, under normal use and conditions, be proven defective in material
or workmanship within 12 months from the date of original purchase, such defect(s) will be repaired or
replaced with reconditioned product (at the Company’s option) without charge for parts and repair labor.
To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product is to be delivered with proof
of warranty coverage (e.g. dated bill of sale), specification of defect(s), transportation prepaid, to the
Company at the address shown below.
This Warranty does not extend to the elimination of externally generated static or noise, to correction of
antenna problems, loss/interruptions of broadcast or internet service, to costs incurred for installation,
removal or reinstallation of product, to corruptions caused by computer viruses, spyware or other malware,
to loss of media, files, data or content, or to damage to tapes, discs, removable memory devices or cards,
speakers, accessories, computers, computer peripherals, other media players, home networks or vehicle
electrical systems.
This Warranty does not apply to any product or part thereof which, in the opinion of the Company, has
suffered or been damaged through alteration, improper installation, mishandling, misuse, neglect,
accident, or by removal or defacement of the factory serial number/bar code label(s). THE EXTENT OF THE
COMPANY’S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED
ABOVE AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY
PURCHASER FOR THE PRODUCT.
This Warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties or liabilities. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN
WARRANTY. ANY ACTION FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 24 MONTHS FROM DATE OF
ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR
INCIDENTAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY. No person or representative is
authorized to assume for the Company any liability other than expressed herein in connection with the
sale of this product.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damage so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This
Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Recommendations before returning your product for a warranty claim:
• If your product is capable of storing content (such as an mp3 player, voice recorder, camcorder, digital
photo frame, etc), it is recommended to make periodic backup copies of content stored on the product.
If applicable, before shipping a product, make a back up copy of content or data stored on the device.
Also, it is advisable to remove any personal content which you would not want exposed to others. IT IS
LIKELY THAT CONTENTS AND DATA ON THE DEVICE WILL BE LOST DURING SERVICE AND
REFORMATTING. AUDIOVOX ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY FOR LOST CONTENT OR DATA, OR FOR THE
SECURITY OF ANY PERSONAL CONTENT OR DATA ON THE RETURNED DEVICE. Product will be returned
with factory default settings, and without any pre-loaded content which may have been installed in the
originally purchased products. Consumer will be responsible for reloading data and content. Consumer
will be responsible to restore any personal preference settings.
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•
Properly pack your unit. Include any remotes, memory cards, cables, etc. which were originally provided
with the product. However DO NOT return any removable batteries, even if batteries were included
with the original purchase. We recommend using the original carton and packing materials. Ship to
Audiovox Electronics Corp.
Attn: Service Department.
150 Marcus Blvd.
Hauppauge N.Y. 11788
1-800-645-4994
For Canada Customers, please ship to:
Audiovox Return Centre
c/o Genco
6685 Kennedy Road,
Unit#3, Door 16,
Mississuaga, Ontario
L5T 3A5
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The descriptions and characteristics given in this document are given as a general indication and not as a
guarantee. In order to provide the highest quality product possible, we reserve the right to make any
improvement or modification without prior notice.
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