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High-Definition
Television
User’s Guide
A throw-in sheet was included with this
instruction book advising the user of
possible picture tube damage due to
stationary images.
Click on this note to view the throw-in
sheet.
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Important Information
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not expose
this product to rain or moisture.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
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.
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, bottom) etc. may 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.
Product Registration
Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. For U.S. customers: Your
RCA Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at www.rca.com/productregistration. Returning the card
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: ___________________________________________________________________________________
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Introduction
Key Features Overview
Your TV is equipped with features that will add to your TV viewing experience. The following section
highlights some of your TV’s most unique features. Go to Chapter 3 for more details on these and
additional features.
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
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 that 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
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Introduction
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 that is capable of displaying studio-quality picture and Dolby Digital 5.1 channel sound.
Integrated HDTV Tuner with Digital Cable Ready QAM
RCA was the first to offer an integrated tuner with its HDTVs (which means there is no need for another
box to receive digital programming). Now, we’ve gone one better— your HDTV’s tuner is digital cable
ready (no need for a cable box to view unscrambled digital cable programming). The CableCARD™ slot on
your HDTV allows you to use a digital cable card to access digital cable. The tuner is able to decode all 16
formats of digital television broadcasts, and it can interpret unscrambled digital cable signals because it
includes QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation).
Note: A digital cable card may be necessary to view scrambled (encrypted) channels. Contact your cable
provider for more information. Go to page 15 for more information.
TruScan Digital Reality
With the Film Mode option turned on, the intelligent signal processing of TruScan Digital Reality 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.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Convergence
6 Edge Enhancement
7 Contrast Expand
8 Advanced Settings
User-friendly Features Help You Personalize Your TV
Picture Quality
Vibrant (Day)
Contrast
65%
Color
70%
Natural
Tint
55%
Cinematic (Night)
Black Level
60%
Videogame
Sharpness
Auto Color
Professional
Personal
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You can customize your TV to fit your viewing taste and match the lighting where
you watch TV by using Personal Presets and/or the automatic picture quality
settings: Vibrant (Day), Natural, Cinematic (Night), Videogame, Professional.
You can adjust each input jack to a different setting and the TV will automatically
adjust the picture when you change inputs.
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Help Text: The elaborate, on-screen help text describes your TV’s features and
explains how to use them.
55%
On
Color Warmth
Cool
Edge Enhancement
Low
Contrast Expand
High
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
You can choose the setting that is best for your viewing
environment. Press OK to continue.
Help text
Audio/Video Output Jacks
Because the VCRs in most households are analog and can’t receive or record digital TV
signals, recording digital TV broadcasts wasn’t possible without purchasing additional
equipment. That’s why RCA added AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT jacks to this HDTV.
These jacks enable you to record both analog and digital programs. RCA understands
how you watch TV and what’s necessary to make the transition to HDTV seamless.
CableCARD is a registered trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Key Features Overview ................................................................................................................... 1
Chapter 1: Connections & Setup
Things to Consider Before You Connect ........................................................................................ 6
Protect Against Power Surges .................................................................................................. 6
Protect Components from Overheating .................................................................................. 6
Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference ........................................................... 6
Use Indirect Light ...................................................................................................................... 6
Using a Stand ............................................................................................................................ 6
Cables You May Need to Connect Components to Your TV .................................................. 6
Choose Your Connection ................................................................................................................. 7
Video Connections .................................................................................................................... 7
Digital/Network Connections ................................................................................................... 7
Explanation of Jacks and Cables .................................................................................................... 8
The Front of Your TV ..................................................................................................................... 11
Front Input Jacks ..................................................................................................................... 11
Front Panel .............................................................................................................................. 11
How to Connect: TV + VCR + DVD Player ............................................................................. 12
How to Connect: TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR .................................................................... 13
How to Connect: TV + Component with DVI or HDMI ......................................................... 14
How to Connect: TV + CableCARD ........................................................................................ 15
Setting Up Digital Cable Television Service ........................................................................... 15
Plug in the TV ................................................................................................................................. 16
Put Batteries in the Remote .......................................................................................................... 16
Turn on the TV ............................................................................................................................... 16
Use the Remote Control to Complete the Assisted Setup .......................................................... 16
Complete the Assisted Setup ........................................................................................................ 16
Set the Menu Language ......................................................................................................... 17
Complete Channel Search ...................................................................................................... 17
Changing Channels ................................................................................................................. 17
Next Steps ...................................................................................................................................... 17
Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control
The Buttons on the Remote Control ............................................................................................
Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components ........................................................
Find Out If You Need to Program the Remote .....................................................................
Programming the Remote .....................................................................................................
How to Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It ...............................................................
Using the INPUT Button ................................................................................................................
Remote Code List ...........................................................................................................................
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Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Features
About the Channel Banner ...........................................................................................................
Digital or Analog TV Channels .....................................................................................................
Direct Tuning to a Channel ....................................................................................................
Parental Controls ...........................................................................................................................
Lock/Unlock TV .......................................................................................................................
Channel Lists (Video Input List, Cable Channel List, Antenna Ch. List) ...............................
How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada ...............................................................................
USA V-Chip TV Ratings ...........................................................................................................
Canada V-Chip ........................................................................................................................
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Auto Tuning Feature ...................................................................................................................... 37
PIP (Picture-in-Picture) Operation ................................................................................................. 38
Emergency Alert System (EAS) ..................................................................................................... 39
Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System
Menus, On-screen Help, and Control Panels ...............................................................................
Navigating the Menu System .................................................................................................
On-Screen Help .......................................................................................................................
Controls ...................................................................................................................................
Picture Quality Menu ....................................................................................................................
Picture Settings .......................................................................................................................
Picture Presets .........................................................................................................................
Auto Color ...............................................................................................................................
Color Warmth .........................................................................................................................
Convergence ...........................................................................................................................
Edge Enhancement .................................................................................................................
Contrast Expand .....................................................................................................................
Advanced Settings ..................................................................................................................
Audio Menu ...................................................................................................................................
Equalizer Presets .....................................................................................................................
Audio Processor ......................................................................................................................
Sound Logic .............................................................................................................................
Audio Mode ............................................................................................................................
SAP (Second Audio Program) .................................................................................................
Balance ....................................................................................................................................
Audio Connections .................................................................................................................
Dynamic Bass ...........................................................................................................................
Connections Menu .........................................................................................................................
Signal Strength .......................................................................................................................
Channel Search .......................................................................................................................
Software Upgrade ..................................................................................................................
Signal Source ...........................................................................................................................
Video Input Setup ...................................................................................................................
Auto Tuning ............................................................................................................................
Special Features ......................................................................................................................
Ethernet Setup ........................................................................................................................
Preferences Menu ..........................................................................................................................
Closed Captioning ..................................................................................................................
Screen Format .........................................................................................................................
Time Menu ..............................................................................................................................
Color Scheme ..........................................................................................................................
Translucency ............................................................................................................................
Menu Language ......................................................................................................................
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Chapter 5: Reference
Troubleshooting .............................................................................................................................
HDTV Specifications ......................................................................................................................
Accessory Information ..................................................................................................................
Limited Warranty ...........................................................................................................................
FCC Information ......................................................................................................................
Care and Cleaning ..................................................................................................................
Index ...............................................................................................................................................
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Chapter 1
Connections & Setup
Chapter Overview:
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Things to Consider Before You Connect
•
Choose Your Connection
•
Explanation of Jacks and Cables
•
The Front of Your TV
•
How To Connect
•
Plug in the TV
•
Put Batteries in the Remote
•
Turn on the TV
•
Use the Remote Control to Complete
the Assisted Setup
•
Complete the Assisted Setup
•
Next Steps
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Connections & Setup
Things to Consider Before You Connect
Protect Against Power Surges
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•
•
Connect all components before you plug any of their power cords into the wall outlet or
power strip. NEVER plug your TV into an outlet that is controlled by a wall switch.
Turn off the TV and/or component(s) before you connect or disconnect any cables.
Make sure all antennas and cables are properly grounded. Refer to the Important Safeguards
sheet packed with your TV.
Protect Components from Overheating
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Don’t block ventilation holes on any of the components. Arrange the components so that air
can circulate freely.
Don’t stack components.
If you place components 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 components.
Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference
•
Insert each cable firmly into the designated jack.
Use Indirect Light
Don’t place the TV where sunlight or room lighting will be directed toward the screen. Use soft or
indirect lighting.
Using a Stand
If a stand or base is used, insure that it 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 packed separately.
Cables You May Need to Connect Components to Your TV
The pictures below show the cables (not supplied) you may need for the connections represented
in this book.
S-Video cable
Composite Video
Audio/ Video cable
Coaxial cable
A/V Cable
Component Video
(Y, Pb, Pr) cable
HDMI™ cable (or DVI
cable and HDMI/DVI
adapter)
Digital Optical Cable
HDMI and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
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Choose Your Connection
There are several ways to connect your HDTV, depending on the components you want to connect and the quality of the
signal you want to achieve. Please use the following chart to determine which connection is best for you. Proceed to the
appropriate page and connect your TV. For more information about the relationship between the cables, jacks, and the
quality of the signal you see on your TV, go to the following page.
Note for U.S. Customers: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service Representative
who will visit your home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation.
For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359. For additional assistance while using your RCA product, please
visit www.rca.com/customersupport.
Components
Cables Needed
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Coaxial
Audio/video
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Coaxial
TV + Component
with DVI or HDMI
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TV + CableCARD™
page 15
Digital/Network Connections
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Explanation of Jacks and Cables
ETHERNET
The diagrams below illustrate jacks found on the back of the TV. When
connecting cables, be sure to connect corresponding outputs and inputs (video
input into video out, right audio input into right audio out, etc.).
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
CableCARD™
R
AUDIO/
VIDEO
OUTPUT
L
V
INPUT 1
R
HDMI/DVI
INPUT
Use menu for
DVI audio.
L
COMPOSITE
INPUT
V
CABLE
INPUT
S-VIDEO
This section describes the jacks and cables you might use to make connections
(cables may be ordered separately by calling the number on page 63). There
are several ways to connect components to your TV.
Different jacks and cables provide a different level of performance. It’s
important to remember the different degrees of picture quality for comparison.
The HDMI/DVI and component jacks are considered excellent; S-Video is very
good; composite jacks are good, while connecting components to the Antenna
or Cable input is fair.
R
L
COMPONENT/
COMPOSITE
INPUT
Use menu for
composite
video.
PR
PB
POWER
(AC 120V~60Hz)
Y/VIDEO
ANTENNA
INPUT
INPUT 2
TV
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUTS and INPUTS
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT Connect a VCR or DVD-recorder to record digital
and analog programs from the Cable or Antenna Input (excluding copyprotected programs and component video formats) while the TV is turned on.
You must leave the TV on the same channel you are recording.
R
L
AUDIO/
VIDEO
OUTPUT
V
Composite Audio Cable (RCA Type)
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R Audio provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
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L Audio provides left audio connection and connector is usually white.
•
V (Video) provides composite video connection and connector is usually
yellow.
Notes: When recording from this output, remember to tune to the
channel you want to record.
If an unusual pattern appears when you connect a VCR to these jacks,
playing a tape or switching to the VCR’s tuner removes the pattern.
Composite Video Cable (RCA Type)
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INPUT 1 COMPOSITE INPUT Connect an NTSC (analog) component. These
jacks are used for most audio/video connections between components. The
audio/video jacks are often color coded (yellow for video, red for right audio,
and white for left audio).
INPUT 1
R
L
COMPOSITE
INPUT
V
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R Audio provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
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L Audio provides left audio connection and connector is usually white.
•
V (Video) provides composite video connection and connector is usually
yellow.
•
S-VIDEO lets you connect an S-Video cable for better picture quality to a
component with S-Video capability, such as a VCR or DVD player. When
using S-Video, make sure to connect the two audio cables as well as the
S-Video connector.
S-VIDEO
The S-Video jack provides better picture quality than the composite video
jacks because the color (chrominance, also called chroma) part of the
signal is separated from the black and white (luminance) part of the
picture.
Composite Audio Cable (RCA Type)
Composite Video Cable (RCA Type)
S-Video Cable
INPUT 2 COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUT Provides connection to a second
NTSC (analog) video component with either composite or component outputs
such as a VCR.
R
L
COMPONENT/
COMPOSITE
INPUT
Use menu for
composite
video.
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R Audio provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
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L Audio provides left audio connection and connector is usually white.
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Y/Video PB PR Unlike a single video input, component (Y, PB, PR) video
maintains the video signal as three separate parts through these three jacks.
To ensure maximum picture quality, use three video-grade cables for the
Y, PB, PR connections. Accepts 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i signals. If you’re
connecting to a component with a Video jack instead, you can still use the
Y/Video jack. Go to the Connections menu, select Video Input Source and
choose Composite video as your source. Go to page 51 for more
information.
PR
PB
Y/VIDEO
INPUT 2
Y (green)
PR (red)
Notes: Also, remember to connect the left and right audio cables
because the Y, Pb, Pr cables carry only the picture signal, not the sound.
PIP can only be displayed from component inputs in 480i format.
PB (blue)
Component Cables
ETHERNET Connect a router, cable modem, or Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
modem to the TV using an Ethernet cable (CAT 5) for a possible software
upgrade. Go to page 50 for more information on software upgrades. Do not
connect a telephone cable because of risk of fire or shock. A green light on the
jack means that an active network has been detected. An orange light on the
jack means the data is either being sent or received.
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DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT Use a digital optical cable (or SPDIF cable) to
connect your TV to a compatible Dolby Digital* or PCM receiver or decoder.
Dolby Digital offers theatre-quality sound (six audio channels). If you own a
receiver that uses an optical cable input, you can use an optical cable to
connect the TV to that receiver for the best sound quality. Go to the Digital
Audio Out screen in the Audio menu to select Auto Select or PCM as the output
for this jack.
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
Note: This TV’s optical digital output jack fully complies with the
international standard governing this type of jack (IEC958), and is
designed for connection to a Dolby Digital (AC-3® or PCM) receiver or
decoder. Older equipment, some of which is not fully compliant with
IEC958, may not be compatible with the Dolby Digital bitstream. Such a
connection using anything other than a Dolby Digital (AC-3 or PCM)
receiver or decoder could create a high noise level, causing damage to
headphones or speakers.
CableCARD Allows you to use a digital cable television card to receive digital
cable services, including premium and HDTV cable channels, without the need
for a set-top box. Go to page 15 for information on using the CableCARD slot.
CableCARD™
HDMI/DVI INPUT (High-Definition Multimedia Interface/Digital Visual
Interface) Provides an uncompressed digital interface that carries both video
and audio data by way of an integrated mini-plug cable. Since HDMI is based
on Digital Visual Interface (DVI) the jack on the back of your TV is also
compatible with DVI components.
HDMI/DVI
INPUT
Use menu for
DVI audio.
Note: If you connect a component with a DVI jack to the HDMI/DVI
input, you’ll need an HDMI/DVI adapter. Also, connect the left and
right audio cables to an input that is not in use. An example is shown
on page 14. Then go to the Audio Connections menu and select DVI
Audio Input to choose the input you’re using to receive audio.
CABLE INPUT Used to connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal from
cable or cable box.
CABLE
INPUT
ANTENNA INPUT
an off-air antenna.
ANTENNA
INPUT
Used to connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal from
*Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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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: an S-VIDEO
input, one set of composite AUDIO/VIDEO inputs, and a headphone jack. 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.
Notes: When you plug in headphones, the TV’s internal speakers are muted. Use the VOL up or down button to
control the volume.
When connecting a component that uses a monaural cable, such as some camcorders, use the L/MONO input
jack to get sound from both speakers.
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.
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.
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Front Panel
If you cannot locate your remote, you can use the front panel of your TV to operate many of the TV’s features.
MENU/OK Brings up the Main menu. When the menu system is displayed, pressing MENU/OK selects highlighted items.
CH
Scans down through the channel list. In the menu system, it moves the highlight down and adjusts menu controls.
CH
Scans up through the current channel list. In the menu system, it moves the highlight up and adjusts menu controls.
VOL
Decreases the volume. In the menu system, it moves the highlight left to items and adjusts menu controls.
VOL
Increases the volume. In the menu system, it moves the highlight right to items and adjusts menu controls.
(Power button) Turns the TV on and off. The indicator lights when TV is on.
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DVD
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composite
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POWER
(AC 120V~60Hz)
ANTENNA
INPUT
2B
Y/VIDEO
INPUT 2
TV
OFF-AIR ANTENNA
1
How to Connect: TV + VCR + DVD Player
1. Connect your cable and/or off-air antenna.
If you have cable and an off-air antenna, connect the cable signal to CABLE INPUT. Connect the off-air antenna to
ANTENNA INPUT.
2. Connect your DVD Player to your TV.
A. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the INPUT 2 R and L Audio 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 INPUT 2 Y/VIDEO PB PR jacks on the back of the TV and to the Y PB PR
outputs on the DVD player. If your DVD player doesn’t have Y PB PR, , use the INPUT 2 Y/VIDEO jack instead.
Notes: If you are using component video cables, you must also connect audio cables. The component video cables only
transfer video information.
If your DVD player has a component video output, we recommend you use the component video input on the TV instead of
the composite video connection.
3. Connect your VCR to your TV.
A. Connect the VCR’s audio/video outputs to INPUT 1 (R and L-Audio, and V-Video) on the TV using composite audio/video
cables.
B. Connect the VCR’s audio/video inputs to the AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT jacks on the TV. This enables recording of
digital and analog programs (except copy protected or component video formats).
Viewing the Components
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the TV and the component(s) you want to view.
Press the TV button on the remote control.
Press the INPUT button on the remote control to scroll through the Video Input Channels.
• View the VCR on the INPUT 1 channel.
• View the DVD player on the INPUT 2 channel.
Note: You can set up the TV to automatically tune to the correct Video Input Channel. This is called Auto Tuning.
(See Chapter 3 for more information.)
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ETHERNET
RE
WO
P
+L
OV
—
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
LO
V
HC
HC
UN
EM
TV
CableCARD™
CABLE
R
AUDIO/
VIDEO
OUTPUT
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
L
V
2B
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Sa eive
c
Re
R
AUDIO L
S-VIDEO
INPUT 1
R
HDMI/DVI
INPUT
Use menu for
DVI audio.
L
COMPOSITE
INPUT
V
3
CABLE
INPUT
1
S-VIDEO
R
VCR
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
IN
L
ANTENNA IN
COMPONENT/
COMPOSITE
INPUTS
Use
menu for
R
VCR
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
composite
video.
VIDEO
PR
OUT
PB
ANTENNA OUT
POWER
(AC 120V~60Hz)
ANTENNA
INPUT
2A
Y/VIDEO
INPUT 2
TV
OFF-AIR ANTENNA
1
How to Connect: TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR
1. Connect your cable and/or off-air antenna.
If you have cable and an off-air antenna, connect the cable signal to CABLE INPUT. Connect the off-air antenna to
ANTENNA INPUT.
2. Connect your VCR to your TV.
A. Connect the VCR’s audio/video outputs to INPUT 2 (R and L-Audio, and V-Video) on the TV using composite audio/
video cables.
B. Connect the VCR’s audio/video inputs to the AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT jacks on the TV. This enables recording of
digital and analog programs (except copy protected or component video formats).
3. Connect your Satellite Receiver to your TV.
Connect the satellite receiver’s audio output jacks to the INPUT 1 R and L Audio jacks and the S-Video output jack to the
S-VIDEO jack on the TV using audio cables and an S-Video cable. If your satellite receiver doesn’t have an S-Video
output, you can make the video connection by using the V (Video) jack instead.
Note: If you are using an S-Video cable, you must also use audio cables. The S-Video cable only transfer video
information.
Viewing the Components
1.
Turn on the TV and the component(s) you want to view.
2.
Press the TV button on the remote control.
3.
Press the INPUT button on the remote control to scroll through the Video Input Channels.
• View the VCR on the INPUT 2 channel.
• View the satellite receiver on the INPUT 1 channel.
Note: You can set up the TV to automatically tune to the correct Video Input Channel. This is called Auto Tuning. (See
Chapter 3 for more information.)
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ETHERNET
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
Component with HDMI
R
L
HDMI Out
Audio Out
CableCARD™
R
AUDIO/
VIDEO
OUTPUT
L
V
INPUT 1
R
HDMI/DVI
INPUT
Use menu for
DVI audio.
L
COMPOSITE
INPUT
V
2
CABLE
INPUT
S-VIDEO
R
L
COMPONENT/
COMPOSITE
INPUTS
Use menu for
PR
composite
video.
OR
PB
POWER
(AC 120V~60Hz)
1B
ANTENNA
INPUT
Y/VIDEO
INPUT 2
TV
1A
R
DVI Out
L
Audio Out
Component with DVI
How to Connect: TV + Component with DVI or HDMI
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an uncompressed digital interface that carries both video and audio data by
way of an integrated mini-plug cable. Since HDMI is based on Digital Visual Interface (DVI), the jack on the back of your
TV is also compatible with DVI components.
1. To connect your TV to a component with a DVI jack, use an HDMI cable and an HDMI/DVI adapter.
A. Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI/DVI INPUT jack on the back of the TV. Attach the HDMI/DVI adapter to the
end of the HDMI cable, then connect the adapter to the DVI Out jack on the back of the component.
B. Since you’re using an HDMI/DVI adapter, you need to connect Audio left and right cables to the R and L jacks on
the back of the component and to R and L Audio jacks that aren’t in use on the back of the TV.
C. Go to the DVI Audio Input option in the Audio Connections menu to select which Audio Input you’re using.
2. To connect your TV to a component with an HDMI jack, use an HDMI cable.
Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI/DVI INPUT jack on the back of the TV and to the HDMI Out jack on the back
of the component.
Viewing the Component
1.
Turn on the TV and the component you want to view.
2.
Press the TV button on the remote control.
3.
Press the INPUT button on the remote control to select HDMI/DVI Video Input Channel.
Note: You can set up the TV to automatically tune to the correct Video Input Channel. This is called Auto Tuning.
(See Chapter 3 for more information.)
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ETHERNET
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
CableCARD™
CABLE
Digital Cable
Card
R
L
AUDIO/
VIDEO
OUTPUT
V
INPUT 1
R
HDMI/DVI
INPUT
Use menu for
DVI audio.
L
COMPOSITE
INPUT
V
CABLE
INPUT
S-VIDEO
R
L
COMPONENT/
COMPOSITE
INPUT
Use menu for
composite
video.
PR
PB
FCC Statement: This digital television is capable of
receiving analog basic, digital basic and digital
premium cable television programming by direct
connection to a cable system providing such
programming. A security card provided by your cable
operator is required to view encrypted digital
programming. Certain advanced and interactive digital
cable services such as video-on-demand, a cable
operator’s enhanced program guide and data-enhanced
television services may require the use of a set-top box.
For more information, call your local cable operator.
POWER
(AC 120V~60Hz)
ANTENNA
INPUT
Y/VIDEO
INPUT 2
TV
How to Connect: TV + CableCARD
The CableCARD slot allows you to use a digital cable television card to receive digital cable services, including premium and
HDTV cable channels, without the need for a set-top box. Please contact your local cable company for availability of services
and to obtain a digital cable television card.
When you receive the digital cable card, make sure you connect your coaxial cable to the CABLE INPUT jack. Then, turn on
your TV. Insert the digital cable card into the slot on the back of the TV labeled CableCARD. Push firmly on the card until
almost the entire card is inserted. Wait to receive information on-screen regarding your digital cable television services. See
below for information on setting up digital cable television services for your TV.
You should know:
•
Once the digital cable card is authorized for a particular TV, the card can’t be used with any other TV, unless it is reauthorized to it.
•
You won’t receive digital cable channels if you connect your cable to the ANTENNA INPUT. Make sure you connect
your cable to the CABLE INPUT.
•
Once inserted, it is not recommended you remove the digital cable card. In the case it needs to be removed, grasp
firmly, and pull the card straight out.
Setting Up Digital Cable Television Service
Once you have connected a digital cable card to the CableCARD slot on the back of the TV (explained above), you are
ready to receive digital cable channels. Wait approximately 30 seconds for the status screen to appear. Write down the
information you see and call your cable company to provide them with the information on-screen.
Notes: If your information screen disappears before you have a chance to write down the information, press MENU
on the remote to access the menu system. Then press 9, 9, 9, and the information screen appears. Go to page 52 for
more information on the CableCARD Tools menu.
You can’t order video-on-demand through your digital cable card. Call your local cable company to place an order.
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Plug in the TV
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.
Note: When you first plug your TV into an outlet, the Power indicator on the front panel
will light for approximately 15 seconds and then go off during the initialization of the TV.
The TV can only be turned on after the Power indicator goes off. This happens every time
the TV is unplugged and plugged back in.
Put Batteries in the Remote
•
Remove the battery compartment cover from the back of the remote by pushing down on the
tab and lifting cover.
•
Insert 2 fresh “AAA” batteries. Make sure the polarities (+ and -) are aligned correctly with
the polarities inside the remote.
•
Replace the cover.
Turn on the TV
Press TV on the remote, or press the Power button on the TV’s front panel.
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.
ON OFF
DVD
AUX
TV
button
TV
CH
VOL
MUTE
The technical term is “Navigation” – how you move through the onscreen menus. The method is the same throughout the menu screens:
highlight your choice and select it.
GO BACK
CLEAR
MENU
OK
FORMAT
Use the Remote Control to Complete
the Assisted Setup
MENU button
OK button
Arrow
buttons
To highlight a menu item, put the remote into TV mode by pressing the
TV button then MENU. Press the arrow buttons on the remote to
highlight one of the items listed in the menu. 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.
SKIP
Note: Highlighted means that the menu item stands out from
other menu items on the list (appears darker, brighter, or a
different color).
Tip
To access the setup menus, press MENU and
choose Assisted Setup.
Complete the Assisted Setup
Your TV’s menu system allows you to adjust your TV’s features to be
configured to work properly. On-screen information helps you choose
settings to match your setup. The first time you turn on your TV, the
Assisted Setup screens appear automatically. Select Begin Setup to start or
select Cancel Setup to exit.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
Closed Captioning
Setup
1 Continue
2 Cancel Setup
Set the Menu Language
Preferences
English
Highlight with the and arrows. Select with the OK button.
1.
Use arrow buttons to highlight your preferred language for the
menu system.
2.
Press OK to select that language.
3.
Select Continue Setup.
Español
Resalte con las flechas y . Seleccione con el botón OK.
Français
Mise en surbrillance avec et . Sélection avec OK.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Continue Setup
2 Cancel Setup
Assisted Setup
Input to search:
Cable Input
Channel Search finds channels
for you. Check fewer boxes to
make the search faster (but
less complete) and vice versa.
Antenna Input
Channels to search:
Digital channels
Channel Search
The first time that you do a
Channel Search, put a check in
all the boxes to do a thorough
search for channels.
Analog channels
Other search options:
Detect antenna or cable setting
Include previously found channels in search
To add a channel that Channel
Search didn't find, clear all
menus and directly tune to the
channel with the number keys.
Start
Complete Channel Search
Even though this initial channel search can take several minutes, it is important
to complete in order for your TV to display channels and programming. Make
sure you have connected cable and/or off-air antenna to the corresponding
inputs before you start channel search.
1.
To do a complete channel search, check each box that pertains to your TV.
For example, if you’re only receiving cable from the CABLE INPUT,
highlight Cable Input and press OK to place a checkmark in the box.
Tip
2.
Select Start to begin the setup.
The first Channel Search takes several minutes if
the TV is searching for analog and digital
channels and Cable and Antenna inputs are
being searched. You may want to leave and
come back later.
3.
When the channel search is complete, a message screen appears. Select
Continue. Another message screen appears telling you that you’ve
completed the Assisted Setup. Select Continue on the left.
Pressto make changes to this screen's settings.
Press OK to skip to the next step in the setup routine.
Notes: If you skip Channel Search now, you can access it later through
the Connections menu. See Chapter 4 for more details.
If cable box or CableCARD is connected to your TV’s CABLE INPUT,
Channel Search won’t work for it.
Changing Channels
Depending upon the type of signals you have connected to your HDTV, you
might notice that the channels change slower than you’re used to. This is
perfectly normal. Your HDTV is able to interpret and display both analog
(NTSC) and digital off-air and cable signals (QAM and ATSC).
Next Steps
Now that you’ve finished the Assisted Setup, you’re ready to watch TV. This
might be a good time to program your remote control. The remote control that
came with this TV can be programmed to operate other components. Go to the
next chapter to find out how to program your remote.
• Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control
• Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Features
• Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System
• Chapter 5: Reference
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Using the Remote Control
Chapter Overview:
•
The Buttons on the Remote Control
•
Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components
•
How To Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It
•
Using the INPUT button
•
Remote Code List
Changing Entertainment. Again.
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The Buttons on the Remote Control
Indicator
Arrows (up, down, left, right) Used to move through the on-screen menus.
Also moves the PIP window, see page 38 for more information.
ON OFF
DVD
AUX
Indicator Indicates the programming mode when programming the remote to
control components. Lights when you press a valid button on the remote.
Flickers when a button is pressed and the batteries are low.
TV
CH
VOL
MUTE
GO BACK
CLEAR
MENU
OK
SKIP
FORMAT
INFO
FREEZE
GUIDE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT
REVERSE
RECORD
PIP
0
(0-9) Number Buttons Enter channel numbers and time settings. Also used
in the TV menu to make selections.
ANT•CAB Switches between Antenna and Cable Input. In VCR mode,
functions as a TV/VCR button. In SAT mode, functions as a TV/SAT button for
an RCA satellite receiver. When tuned to an input, press to go back to the most
recently used tuner (Antenna or Cable Input).
AUX Places the remote in auxiliary mode to operate a component (such as a
cable box, satellite receiver, VCR, DVD, or audio receiver) that you’ve
programmed to work with this button. AUX by default is set up for an RCA
VCR. Use the VCR2 option in the Auto Tuning menu to auto tune to your VCR.
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.
ANT•CAB
PLAY
FORWARD
STOP
PAUSE
SWAP
CH CTRL
CH CTRL (Channel control) Toggles the channel control between the main
TV picture and the PIP window. Use channel up, channel down, INPUT,
component buttons, or number buttons to change channels in PIP. CH CTRL is
marked by a triangle ( ) in the banner.
CLEAR Removes on-screen menus and displays. Cancels the commercial skip
timer.
DVD Places the remote in DVD mode. If Auto Tuning is enabled, pressing the
DVD button turns on the TV and tunes to the correct Video Input Channel.
FORMAT Toggles through the 4:3 video screen formats (Normal, Zoom,
Stretch, Cinerama, and Auto Format) for some 4:3 signals—not applicable to
16:9 signals.
Tip
The DVD button turns on most RCA, GE, and
Proscan products.
FREEZE Freezes entire screen, including the main picture and PIP window, if
PIP is displayed. When recording from AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT, freezes digital,
but not analog channels.
GO BACK Returns you to the previous channel or previous screen in the
menu system. Also, toggles between antenna and input sources.
GUIDE If you’re controlling another component that has a guide, this accesses
the on-screen guide.
INFO Brings up the Channel Banner with channel and viewing information.
Press again to remove the banner.
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Tip
To turn off most RCA, GE, and Proscan
components that are connected to the TV, press
ON•OFF twice within two seconds and hold
remote steady until indicator turns off.
INPUT Toggles through the TV’s available input sources (INPUT 1, INPUT 2,
Front Input, HDMI/DVI, and last-active channel). To quickly access an input,
press the INPUT button and the input number, for example, INPUT +1 to access
INPUT 1.
MENU Makes Main Menu appear and disappear.
MUTE Reduces the TV’s volume to its minimum level. Press again to restore
volume.
OK When a menu item is highlighted, press OK to select the item.
ON•OFF Turns the TV on or off. In other modes (DVD or AUX), and if
programmed, turns the component on and off.
PIP Makes the PIP window appear and disappear (See Chapter 3 for more
information about using PIP).
REVERSE, PLAY, FORWARD, RECORD, STOP, PAUSE If programmed,
provides transport control for some remote-controllable VCRs and CD and DVD
players.
SKIP Press once before changing channels and the TV returns to the original
channel after 30 seconds. Press repeatedly to add more time. Press CLEAR to
cancel.
ON OFF
DVD
AUX
SWAP When using PIP, switches the main picture with the PIP window.
TV Places the remote in TV mode. Turns on the TV and tunes to the lastviewed TV channel or input.
CLEAR
VOL – or VOL +
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
REVERSE
PLAY
Decreases or increases the TV’s volume.
Programming the Remote to Operate
Other Components
The universal remote can be programmed to operate many brands of remotecontrollable VCRs, audio components, DVD players, cable boxes, satellite
receivers and other components. In addition to being programmed to operate
your television, it’s already programmed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan
components.
STOP
You’ll use these buttons when you
program the remote for other
components.
Important Note: The remote
may not be compatible with all
models of all brands of
components. It also may not
operate all functions of your
component.
The AUX button can be programmed to operate most brands of an additional
remote-controllable component: satellite receiver, cable box, DVD, VCR, and an
audio component. A second and third RCA TV can be programmed to any
component button, except the TV button. Go to page 52 for more information
on programming the remote to another TV.
Note: The TV button can’t be programmed on this remote to control any
component; it controls only this TV.
Tip
By default, the AUX button is programmed for
an RCA VCR (VCR2). If auto tuning is set up, it
will tune to VCR2 input channel.
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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
components connected to your TV, such as a DVD player, do the following:
1.
Turn on the component (in this example, a DVD player).
2.
Point the remote at the component.
3.
Press the corresponding component button (in this example, DVD).
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.
Programming the Remote
There are two ways to program the remote control to operate other components: Automatic
Code Search and Direct Entry .
Using Automatic Code Search
Note: The AUX button can only search VCR codes, but can be used for a non-VCR device
by programming it with direct entry method.
The following instructions can be used to program the remote to operate each of your
components. If you want to stop the automatic code search without programming any of your
components, press and hold CLEAR until the indicator on the remote turns off.
1.
Turn on the component you want to operate (VCR, DVD player, etc.)
2.
Press and hold the component button you want to program (AUX or DVD). While holding
the component button, press and hold ON•OFF until the indicator on the remote turns on,
then release both buttons.
3.
Point the remote at the component.
4.
Press and release PLAY, then wait 5 seconds or until the indicator stops flashing.
At this point the remote is searching for the correct code to program. If, after 5 seconds, the
component you want to operate does not turn off, press PLAY again to tell the remote to
search the next set of codes.
Continue pressing and releasing PLAY until the component turns off or you have searched
through all of the codes. The indicator turns off when all codes have been searched and
remote exits Automatic Code Search.
If the component you want to control does turn off:
1.
Press and release REVERSE, then wait 2 seconds. Repeat this step until the component turns
back ON.
2.
To finish, press and hold STOP until the component button on the remote turns off.
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Using Direct Entry
1.
Turn on the component you want to operate (VCR, DVD player, etc.)
2.
Look up the brand and code number(s) for the component on the code list in this section.
3.
Press and hold the component button you want to program on the remote.
4.
Enter the 4-digit code from the remote control code list on the following pages. If the
indicator flashes, you have either entered an invalid code or the button isn’t programmable.
5.
Release the component button, point the remote at the component, and then press ON•OFF
to see if the component responds to the command. If it doesn’t, try pressing the component
button and then ON•OFF again.
•
If you get no response, repeat these steps using the next code listed for your brand, until the
component responds to the remote commands.
•
If you try all the codes for your component brand and none work, try the automatic code
search method. If automatic code search doesn’t find the code, the remote is not compatible
with your component.
How to Use the Remote After You’ve
Programmed It
Because this remote can control several different components (TV, DVD, VCR, satellite receiver,
etc.), it uses operational modes triggered by the component buttons.
1.
Press the appropriate component button (DVD or AUX) to set the remote to control the
component.
2.
Press ON•OFF to turn the component ON or OFF.
3.
Use the remote buttons that apply to that component.
Notes: The remote control may not be compatible with all brands and models of
components.
If you keep pressing buttons and nothing happens, the remote is probably in the wrong
mode. You must press the component button that matches the component you want to
operate (i.e., if you want to operate the DVD player, press DVD on the remote control to put
the remote in DVD mode.)
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Input source
Acquiring Channel...
00:30
Front Input
Listening to Stereo
MPAA - Not Rated
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
DVD
4:3 Normal 480i SD
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
Note: Watch the Channel Banner to see the input sources change each time you press the INPUT button.
Using the INPUT Button
1.
Repeatedly press the INPUT button to scroll through the available input sources until you
find the input associated with the component (such as VCR or DVD player) you want to
view.
2.
Once you find the input source you want, stop pressing INPUT.
•
If you tune to INPUT 1 and your VCR is connected to that input, you will be able to
view your VCR. To play, stop, or rewind the VCR tape using the remote that came with
your TV, you must first press the AUX button to put the remote control in VCR mode.
There are other ways of selecting a Video Input Channel:
•
Program the component buttons (AUX or DVD) on the remote control to automatically tune
to the correct Video Input Channel when pressed. For more details on Auto Tuning, see
Chapter 3.
•
When viewing an input, press ANT•CAB, GO BACK, or INPUT to go back to viewing
channels or use the number buttons to enter the channel number.
•
To quickly access an input, press the INPUT button and the input number, for example,
INPUT + 1 to access INPUT 1.
Remote Code List
VCR Codes
Programmable for AUX button.
Admiral ................................................................... 2132
Adventura ............................................................... 2026
Aiko ........................................................................ 2027
Aiwa ........................................................................ 2026
Akai ... 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2111, 2112, 2113
American High ....................................................... 2021
Asha ........................................................................ 2013
Audio Dynamics ........................................... 2009, 2010
Audiovox ................................................................ 2014
Bell & Howell ........................................................ 2011
Beaumark ............................................................... 2013
Broksonic ..................................................... 2012, 2025
Calix ........................................................................ 2014
Candle ..................................... 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,
............................................................ 2017, 2018, 2019
Canon ................................................. 2021, 2022, 2114
Capehart ....................................................... 2020, 2110
Carver ..................................................................... 2062
CCE ............................................................... 2027, 2061
Citizen .......................................................... 2013, 2014,
.............................. 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2027
Colortyme ............................................................... 2009
Colt ......................................................................... 2061
Craig ......................................... 2013, 2014, 2023, 2061
Curtis-Mathes ..................................... 2000, 2009, 2013,
.................... 2016, 2018, 2021, 2022, 2024, 2115, 2131
Cybernex ................................................................ 2013
Daewoo ..... 2015, 2017, 2019, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028,
2110
Daytron ................................................................... 2110
DBX .................................................................. 2009, 2010
Dimensia .......................................................... 2000, 2131
Dynatech .................................................................... 2026
Electrohome ..................................................... 2014, 2029
Electrophonic ............................................................. 2014
Emerson ................... 2012, 2014, 2015, 2021, 2024, 2025,
..........2026, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034,2035,
2036, ..........2037, 2038, 2039, 2040, 2041, 2042,2044,
2045, 2046, ............................................2047, 2065, 2113,
2116, 2117, 2130
Fisher .... 2011, 2023, 2048, 2049, 2050, 2051, 2052, 2118
Fuji .................................................................... 2021, 2119
Funai ........................................................................... 2026
Garrard ....................................................................... 2026
GE .......................................................... 2000, 2001, 2013,
.................................. 2021, 2022, 2053, 2115, 2120, 2131
Goldstar ........................................ 2009, 2014, 2018, 2054
Gradiente .................................................................... 2026
Harley Davidson ........................................................ 2026
Harman Kardon ......................................................... 2009
Harwood .................................................................... 2061
Headquarter ............................................................... 2011
Hitachi ............................................................. 2055, 2056,
............................................ 2057, 2107, 2111, 2120, 2122
Hi-Q ............................................................................ 2023
Instant Replay ............................................................ 2021
JCL .............................................................................. 2021
JC Penney .................................... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013,
........................................... 2014, 2021, 2022, 2055, 2056,
............................................ 2058, 2059, 2060, 2107, 2118
Jensen ........................................................ 2055, 2056, 2111
JVC ............................... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2111, 2123
Kenwood ........... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2018, 2111, 2123
KLH ............................................................................... 2061
Kodak .................................................................. 2014, 2021
Lloyd ............................................................................. 2026
Logik ............................................................................. 2061
LXI ................................................................................ 2014
Magnavox ................................................. 2021, 2022, 2062,
............................................... 2063, 2104, 2105, 2108, 2124
Magnin .......................................................................... 2013
Marantz .... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2018, 2021, 2062, 2064
Marta ............................................................................. 2014
Masushita ...................................................................... 2021
Mei ................................................................................ 2021
Memorex . 2011, 2013, 2014, 2021, 2023, 2026, 2104, 2132
MGA ........................................................... 2029, 2065, 2113
MGN Technology ......................................................... 2013
Midland ......................................................................... 2053
Minolta ....................................................... 2055, 2056, 2107
Mitsubishi ......... 2029, 2055, 2056, 2065, 2066, 2067, 2068,
...... 2068, 2070, 2071, 2072, 2073, 2074, 2106, 2113, 2123
Montgomery Ward .............................................. 2075, 2132
Motorola .............................................................. 2021, 2132
MTC ..................................................................... 2013, 2126
Multitech ................................ 2013, 2016, 2026, 2053, 2061
NEC ........................................ 2009, 2010, 2011,2016, 2018,
..................................... 2064, 2076, 2078, 2079, 2111, 2123
Nikko ............................................................................ 2014
Noblex .......................................................................... 2013
Olympus ....................................................................... 2021
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Optimus ................................................................. 2014, 2132
Optonica .......................................................................... 2096
Panasonic ....................... 2021, 2022, 2109, 2125, 2126, 2127
Pentax ....................................... 2016, 2055, 2056, 2107, 2120
Pentex Research .............................................................. 2018
Philco ................................................. 2021, 2022, 2062, 2063
Philips ................................................ 2021, 2062, 2096, 2124
Pilot .................................................................................. 2014
Pioneer ..................................... 2010, 2055, 2080, 2081, 2123
Portland ............................................. 2016, 2017, 2019, 2110
Proscan ........................................................ 2000, 2001, 2131
Protec ............................................................................... 2061
Pulsar ............................................................................... 2104
Quarter ............................................................................ 2011
Quartz .............................................................................. 2011
Quasar ......................................................... 2021, 2022, 2125
RCA ...................... 2000, 2001, 2003, 2013, 2021, 2055, 2056,
.................. 2082, 2083, 2084, 2085, 2086, 2087, 2088, 2089,
.................... 2090, 2091, 2107, 2115, 2120, 2125, 2131, 2133
Radioshack/Realistic ........................ 2011, 2013, 2014, 2021,
.................... 2022, 2023, 2026, 2029, 2049, 2050, 2096, 2132
Radix ................................................................................ 2014
Randex ............................................................................. 2014
Ricoh ................................................................................ 2128
Runco .............................................................................. 2104
Samsung ......................... 2005, 2013, 2015, 2033, 2053, 2112
Sanky ..................................................................... 2104, 2132
Sansui ................................................ 2010, 2092, 2111, 2123
Sanyo ........................................................... 2011, 2013, 2023
Scott ............ 2012, 2015, 2025, 2032, 2038, 2065, 2093, 2116
Sears ........................................ 2011, 2014, 2021, 2023, 2048,
............................ 2049, 2050, 2051, 2055, 2056, 2107, 2118
Sharp ..................... 2017, 2029, 2094, 2095, 2096, 2097, 2132
Shintom ............................................. 2004, 2056, 2061, 2098
Shogun ............................................................................ 2013
Signature .......................................................................... 2132
Singer ........................................................... 2021, 2061, 2128
Sony ................................................... 2004, 2098, 2099, 2119
STS ......................................................................... 2021, 2107
Sylvania ................ 2021, 2022, 2026, 2062, 2063, 2065, 2124
Symphonic ....................................................................... 2026
Tandy ............................................................................... 2011
Tashiko ............................................................................ 2014
Tatung .............................................................................. 2111
TEAC ............................................................ 2026, 2085, 2111
Technics ................................................................. 2021, 2109
Teknika ..................................... 2014, 2021, 2026, 2100, 2129
TMK ............................................................. 2013, 2024, 2047
Toshiba ................. 2015, 2049, 2051, 2055, 2065, 2093, 2116
Totevsion ............................................................... 2013, 2014
Unitech ............................................................................ 2013
Vector Research ................................. 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016
Victor ............................................................................... 2010
Video Concepts ........................ 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2113
Videosonic ....................................................................... 2013
Wards ................................................ 2013, 2014, 2015, 2021,
..................................... 2023, 2026, 2029, 2055, 2056, 2061,
............................ 2096, 2101, 2102, 2103, 2107, 2116, 2132
XR-1000 ....................................................... 2021, 2026, 2061
Yamaha ..................................... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2111
Zenith ....................................... 2004, 2098, 2104, 2119, 2128
DVD codes
Programmable for the DVD and AUX buttons.
Aiwa .................................................................................
Apex ...................................................................... 3023,
GE ....................................................................................
Hitachi .............................................................................
JVC ......................................................................... 3002,
Konka .................................................................... 3011,
Magnavox ........................................................................
Mitsubishi ........................................................................
Panasonic ........................................................................
Philips ................................................ 3003, 3019, 3021,
Pioneer ............................................................................
Proscan ............................................................................
RCA ........................................................................ 3000,
Samsung ..........................................................................
Sanyo ...............................................................................
Sony ............................................................. 3006, 3015,
Toshiba ........................................................ 3007, 3017,
Zenith ..............................................................................
3009
3024
3000
3008
3010
3012
3003
3004
3013
3022
3005
3000
3001
3025
3014
3016
3020
3018
Audio Codes
Cable Box Codes
Programmable for the AUX button.
Programmable for the AUX button.
ABC ......................... 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5053
Antronix .......................................................... 5008, 5009
Archer ................................................... 5008, 5009, 5010
Cabletenna ............................................................... 5008
Cableview ................................................................. 5008
Colour Voice ................................................... 5012, 5013
Comtronics ............................................................... 5014
Contec ...................................................................... 5016
Eastern ...................................................................... 5017
GC Electronics .......................................................... 5009
GE ................................................................... 5000, 5001
Gemini ............................................................ 5018, 5019
General Instrument .................................................. 5003
Hamlin .................... 5020, 5021, 5022, 5028, 5035, 5045
Hitachi ...................................................................... 5003
Jerrold ..................... 5003, 5018, 5023, 5024, 5046, 5053
Magnavox ................................................................. 5025
Memorex .................................................................. 5026
Movie Time .............................................................. 5027
NEC ........................................................................... 5005
NSC ........................................................................... 5027
Oak ................................................................. 5016, 5029
Panasonic ...................................................... 5048, 5052
Philips ................................ 5011, 5012, 5013,5015, 5019,
5025, 5030, 5031, 5032
Pioneer ........................................................... 5033, 5034
Proscan ........................................................... 5000, 5001
RCA ............................................. 5007, 5047, 5049, 5052
Realistic ..................................................................... 5009
Regal ............................................................... 5022, 5035
Regency .................................................................... 5017
Rembrandt ................................................................ 5003
Samsung ................................................................... 5034
Scientific Atlanta ......................... 5006, 5036, 5037, 5038
Signal ........................................................................ 5018
Signature ................................................................... 5003
Sprucer ..................................................................... 5052
Standard Components ................................... 5039, 5044
Starcom ........................................................... 5018, 5053
Stargate ..................................................................... 5018
Starquest ................................................................... 5018
Tandy ........................................................................ 5040
Teleview ................................................................... 5014
Tocom ............................................................. 5004, 5023
Tusa .......................................................................... 5018
TV86 ......................................................................... 5027
Unika .............................................................. 5008, 5009
United Cable ............................................................ 5053
Universal ............................................... 5008, 5009, 5010
Viewstar .......................................................... 5025, 5027
Zenith ............................................................. 5050, 5051
RCA and Dimensia
AM/FM ........................................................ 4003,
AUX ......................................................................
Phono ...................................................................
Tape ......................................................................
CD ..................................................... 4007, 4190,
Receivers
Aiwa ........................................... 4261, 4262, 4263, 4264,
..................................................... 4265, 4266, 4267, 4277
Denon ........................................................................ 4283
Harman Kardon ........................................................ 4276
JVC ............................................................................. 4268
JVL ............................................................................. 4276
Kenwood ................................................................... 4269
Onkyo ........................................................................ 4278
Optimus ..................................................................... 4284
Panasonic ........................................................ 4279, 4280
Pioneer ...................................................................... 4275
RCA ............................................................................ 4270
Sherwood .................................................................. 4282
Sony ....................................................... 4271, 4272, 4281
Technics ........................................................... 4279, 4280
Wards ......................................................................... 4275
Yamaha ............................................................ 4274, 4275
HD Receiver Code
Programmable for the AUX button.
RCA ........................................................ 7000, 7001,
Panasonic ..................................................................
Philips ........................................................................
Samsung ....................................................................
7002
7003
7004
7005
TV Codes
Programmable for the DVD and AUX buttons.
TV2 ............................................................................ 1222
TV3 ............................................................................ 1223
Satellite Receiver Codes
Programmable for the AUX button.
Alphastar .................................................................. 5079
Chapparal ....................................................... 5056, 5057
Dishnet ..................................................................... 5078
Drake .............................................................. 5058, 5059
Echostar .................................................................... 5089
GE ................................................................... 5000, 5001
General Instruments ............................ 5060, 5061, 5062
Hitachi ............................................................ 5083, 5084
Hughes ........................................................... 5077, 5090
JVC ............................................................................ 5082
Panasonic ................................................................. 5075
Philips ....................................................................... 5085
Primestar ................................................................... 5076
Proscan ........................................................... 5000, 5001
RCA ................................... 5000, 5001, 5071, 5080, 5081
Realistic ..................................................................... 5063
Sony .......................................................................... 5072
STS1 .......................................................................... 5064
STS2 .......................................................................... 5065
Toshiba ........................................................... 5068, 5073
Uniden ............................................................ 5069, 5086
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Chapter Overview:
•
About the Channel Banner
•
Digital or Analog TV Channels
•
Parental Controls
•
How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada
•
Auto Tuning Feature
•
PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Operation
•
Emergency Alert System (EAS)
Changing Entertainment. Again.
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Program Title/Acquiring Channel
12:30 AM
Ch 8-1 WLPJ
Listening to Stereo
00:30
12:39 PM
Antenna Input
16:9 Normal 1080i HD
MPAA - Not Rated
About the Channel Banner
The Channel Banner appears when you press the INFO button on the remote. If an icon in the channel banner is grayed
out (dim), the feature is not available. The following list describes the items on the Channel Banner screen (left to right and
top to bottom). Other displays that are not described here are self-explanatory. When you change channels, the Channel
Banner appears as a smaller version than what’s shown above.
The icons change appearance to show the item’s status or availability.
Program Title/Acquiring Channel Title of program (if available) or Acquiring Channel appears when tuning a channel.
12:30 AM
00:30
The time when the TV shuts off if the Sleep Timer is activated in the Time menu.
Displays the time remaining before the TV tunes back to the channel where
Commercial Skip was activated.
12:39 PM Current time if it is set in Time menu.
8-1 WLPJ Current channel, subchannel (for digital channels) and the TV station call letters, if
available.
Antenna/Cable/Auto Tuning Displays type of signal (Antenna or Cable) you’re viewing or the Auto Tuning
component you’re viewing.
Listening to Displays when SAP is available for analog channel. For a digital channel, displays
the currently playing audio mode. Also displays the audio processor in use.
16:9 Normal 1080i HD Aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9); original resolution of the broadcast, not the resolution of the TV;
HD or SD. For more information about aspect ratio and broadcast resolution, go to page 1.
Displays when Closed Captioning is available on the current channel and matches
the format selected in the Caption Priority menu.
SAP or Audio mode icon appears when the current analog channel is
broadcasting SAP (Second Audio Program) information or when current digital
channel is broadcasting an alternate audio mode, respectively.
Sound mode icons (mono, stereo, Dolby surround, four-channel surround, 4.1channel surround, five-channel surround), etc.
Appears when a program can be recorded; otherwise, it is grayed out.
Parental Control icon is displayed red when the TV is locked, green when the TV is
unlocked, and yellow when the TV is temporarily unlocked.
MPAA - Not Rated V-chip program rating (not the TV’s rating set up in Parental Control menu).
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Digital or Analog TV Channels
A single off-air antenna can pick up both analog and digital channels. Digital channels can be
made up of primary channels and subchannels.
Note: 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.
Tip:
Primary
Channel
Subchannel
(if necessary)
Ch60
88- 2
-888 WLPJ
Listening to Stereo
Use the channel banner to determine
whether a channel is digital or analog.
A digital (ATSC or QAM) channel has a
dash and second number after it (e.g.,
21-1); an analog channel (NTSC) doesn’t
(e.g., Ch 21).
Cable Input
4:3 Normal 480i SD
MPAA - Not Rated
Direct Tuning to a Channel
ON OFF
DVD
AUX
TV
TV button
1.
Make sure the remote is in TV mode by pressing TV on the remote
control.
2.
Enter the primary channel number. This number appears in the
primary channel entry box. Press OK or wait a few seconds. If you
don’t enter a subchannel, the TV tunes to the lowest digital
subchannel.
3.
If the primary channel number has fewer than six digits (for cable) or
two digits (for antenna) and you want to enter subchannel numbers,
press the right arrow button to advance to the subchannel entry box.
4.
Enter the number of the subchannel. This number appears in the
subchannel entry box.
5.
Press OK to tune to the channel or wait a few seconds and the TV
tunes to the channel.
CH
VOL
MUTE
GO BACK
CLEAR
MENU
Right arrow
OK
Notes: You can always use the channel up and down buttons on
the remote control to change channels within the TV mode.
Tip
If a digital and analog channel have the same primary
channel number, tune to the analog channel by
entering the analog channel number or entering the
analog channel number and then a subchannel of “0.”
If you wait too long before entering the subchannel, the TV tunes
to the lowest digital subchannel.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Parental Controls
4 Connections
5 Preferences
6 Assisted Setup
The Parental Controls menu lets you set up the Locked and
Unlocked channel lists, ratings, and blocking features:
•Lock TV/Unlock TV: Choose to either lock or unlock the TV.
•Video Input List: Choose the inputs to be seen or hidden.
•Cable Channel List: Choose channels for the Cable Input.
•Antenna Channel List: Choose channels for the Antenna Input.
•USA V-Chip: Set rating limits for USA-rated shows.
•Canada V-Chip: Set rating limits for Canada-rated shows.
•V-Chip Unrated: Unrated and Exempt shows can be blocked.
•Front Button Block: Choose if buttons are accessible or not.
Press OK or to access the Parental Controls menu.
Parental Controls
The Parental Controls menu allows you to program your TV so that
children cannot see certain programs, channels, or use the buttons on the
front of the TV. The Parental Controls menu controls the software inside
your TV (referred to as V-Chip) which lets you program your TV so it
won’t display certain programs and movies based on violence, sex, or
other content you may believe children should not view. Once you block
programs, you or other adults can unblock programs by entering a
password to unlock video or enter the password to edit the features in
the Parental Controls menu. By default, the software inside your TV is
turned “off,” so if you don’t want to use this feature, you can just ignore it.
The options of the Parental Controls menu are Lock/Unlock TV, Video
Input List, Cable Channel List, Antenna Channel List, USA V-Chip, Canada
V-Chip, V-Chip Unrated, and Front Button Block.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
Lock/Unlock TV
Parental Controls
Enter new password:
* * * *
Confirm new password:
* * * *
Locking the TV puts into effect all of the rating limits, the
Locked List, and blocking features that you have set up in
the Parental Controls menu.
In order to lock the TV, enter the four-digit password you
would like to use.
No
Locking the TV puts into effect the rating limits, the Locked
List, and blocking features. Press OK to continue.
Tip
You must lock the TV for the parental controls settings
to be enforced.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Unlock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
Do you want to unlock the TV?
Point to "Yes" and press OK to unlock the TV.
Notes: When locking the TV, you’ll be asked to enter a password and
then to re-enter the password a second time to re-confirm your
password choice.
If you do not lock the TV, none of the settings for V-Chip, channel
block, and front panel block take effect.
If you forget your password, simultaneously press and hold the MENU/
OK button on the front panel and VOL- button on the remote for three
seconds. This resets the password only and unlocks the TV; all other
settings in Parental Controls are not changed.
Point to "No" and press OK to cancel.
Yes
No
Warning: Unlocking the TV turns off the rating limits, the
Locked List, and blocking features. Press OK to continue.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
Parental Controls
Unlocking the TV turns off the rating limits, the Locked List,
and blocking features. The Unlocked List will be used instead
of the Locked List.
Selecting this option lets you lock and unlock the parental controls and
the TV using a password. It locks or unlocks channel lists. If the TV is
unlocked when watching TV, you only see the channels that have a
check mark in the Unlocked List (see Channel Lists below). If the TV is
locked when watching TV, you only see the channels that are marked as
Viewable in the Locked List. If the TV is locked, all channels can still be
accessed by using the number buttons on the remote control but may not
be viewed if they are blocked (enter password to see program).
Parental Controls
Unlocked Locked
List
List
All Video Inputs
Input 1
Input 2
Front Input
HDMI
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Press OK to edit the video input List. Each input can be
added or deleted in the list and made blocked or viewable.
Channel Lists (Video Input List, Cable Channel
List, Antenna Ch. List)
The channel lists contain the following information: major channel
number (with subchannel number only if it’s a digital channel), channel
call letters (when channel is tuned), Locked List, and Unlocked List. The
major channels listed in Cable Channel List and Antenna Ch. List for offair or cable sources are based on the channel search results. If a major
channel is not found by Channel Search, then it is not listed.
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Editing Channels in the Channel Lists
All the lists can only be edited through the Unlocked List and Locked List in the Parental Controls
menu. You can remove or “hide” a channel from the Unlocked List by removing the check mark in
the box. Also, you can remove or “hide” a channel from the Locked List by selecting Blocked in
the Locked List. When you press the channel buttons, that channel will be skipped. When the TV
is locked, you can still access the channel directly by using the number buttons on the remote
control but may not be able to see the video until a valid password is entered.
To save time, you can also add ALL or delete ALL channels in a list by changing the box or choice
field in the line that says All Video Inputs or All Channels but be very careful because you could
erase all of your selections.
Note: If a cable box is connected to the CABLE INPUT, the channel list can be edited for
Cable Channel in the Parental Controls menu. If a cable box is connected via INPUT1, the
channel list cannot be edited- you can only use channel up/down or use the number
buttons.
How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada
The V-Chip software reads a code that most broadcasters send with programs. That code tells the
TV software the program’s age-based rating (TV-MA, TV-14, etc.) and content themes [(Violence
(V), Adult Language (L), etc.)]. If you have blocked the rating and/or content themes that the
program contains and the TV is locked and you tune to a program whose rating exceeds the
rating limit you set, you will receive a message telling you that the program is not approved for
viewing.
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 and the TV is locked. With the
V-Chip Unrated menu, you can also block out programs that have been given a rating of “Not
Rated,” or “Exempt” and programs that are considered “unrated”. The TV age-based ratings and
content themes you can block are in the table on the next page.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 V-Chip TV Rating
2 V-Chip Movie Rating
Parental Controls
USA V-Chip TV Ratings
USA V-Chip
The V-Chip TV rating limits are set with this screen.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
Rating
Status
D
Rating Content
L
S
V
"TV-MA"
Blocked
B
B
B
"TV-14"
Viewable
V
V
V
V
"TV-PG"
Blocked
B
B
0
B
B
"TV-G"
Blocked
"TV-Y7"
Blocked
"TV-Y"
Blocked
FV
The USA V-Chip TV Rating lets you decide which TV programs can and
cannot be viewed. To set TV programming limits:
1. Choose Parental Controls from the Main menu. If Parental Controls
have previously been locked, you must enter your password.
B
Press OK to set the age-based TV rating limit and content
theme limit.
2.
Highlight and select USA V-Chip.
3.
Highlight and select V-Chip TV Rating.
4. Once you get to the V-Chip TV Rating screen, use the arrow buttons
and OK on your remote to change the status of a TV program rating
or content theme from Viewable to Blocked.
Proceed to the next sections for more details about how to change the
status of TV program limits.
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USA V-Chip Rating Limit Screen
The following is an example of where items are located within the V-Chip TV Rating screen below the USA V-Chip menu.
Rating Status Field
Lets you select whether the status of the age-based
Rating Field
Content Themes
Lists the content themes you
rating limit to the left is Viewable or Blocked.
can block or view.
Lets you select from a
list of age-based ratings
Main Menu
you can block or view.
0 Go Back
1 V-Chip TV Rating
2 V-Chip Movie Rating
Rating Settings
Area
Lets you see the current
block/view state of age-
Parental Controls
Rating
Status
"TV-MA"
Blocked
"TV-14"
Viewable
"TV-PG"
Blocked
"TV-G"
Blocked
based ratings and
"TV-Y7"
Blocked
associated content. The
"TV-Y"
Blocked
Viewable (V) settings are
coded in green, and the
USA V-Chip
The V-Chip TV rating limits are set with this screen.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
D
Rating Content
L
S
V
B
B
B
V
V
V
V
B
B
0
B
B
Content Status Fields
Lets you select which
FV
content themes to view for
the selected rating, and
whether the status of the
content theme is currently
B
Viewable (V) or Blocked (B).
Press OK to set the age-based TV rating limit and content
theme limit.
Blocked (B) settings are
coded in red.
Age-Based
Rating
TV-MA
TV-14
USA Description and Content Themes for Age-Based Ratings
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).
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 makebelieve and reality. Themes and elements in this program may include mild fantasy violence (FV) or comedic
violence, or may frighten children under the age of 7.
TV-Y
All Children. Themes and elements in this program are designed for a young audience, including children
from ages 2-6. It is not expected to frighten younger children.
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Blocking Age-Based Ratings
You can automatically block all program ratings above a specified age-based rating level. For
example, if you only want your child to watch programs that have a TV-G rating and lower (in
other words, you want the child to watch TV-G, TV-Y7, and TV-Y), then you need to block out
higher ratings.
To block programs with higher ratings:
1.
First, determine the lowest level rating you don’t want the child to watch (see chart of agebased ratings on previous page).
2.
Highlight the lowest rating you do not want the child to watch. In the example discussed
above, you would highlight TV-PG, since the highest rating you want the child to watch is
TV-G.
3.
Press the OK button to toggle between Viewable and Blocked. The status for the rating listed
to the right and all higher ratings automatically change to Blocked (and B).
4.
Select Lock TV from the Parental Controls menu. Enter a password and re-enter password a
second time to confirm the password.
Hierarchy of Age-Based Ratings
Viewing Age-Based Ratings
TV-MA
Mature Audience Only
After you block age-based ratings, you have the option of changing some
of the ratings back to Viewable (V).
TV-14
Parents Strongly Cautioned
1.
Determine which blocked rating you want to view.
TV-PG
Parental Guidance Suggested
2.
TV-G
General Audience
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the rating with a
status of Blocked.
TV-Y7
Directed to Children 7 years
and older
3.
Press the OK button to select Viewable.
TV-Y
All Children
Notes: The content status fields corresponding to the unblocked
rating become Viewable as well. They and the age-based rating
status are the only fields that automatically change back to
Viewable when you complete this process.
You must remember to lock the TV for rating limits to take effect.
Blocking Specific Content Themes
You can block programs based on their content. When you block a content theme for a particular rating, you
automatically block that content theme for higher rated programs as well.
For example, if you do not want your child to watch programs that have adult language (L) rated TV-PG or higher,
then you could block out all programming TV-PG and above containing adult language.
To block program content:
1.
Determine the lowest level of content you don’t want the child to watch.
2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to highlight the age-based ratings that correspond with the
lowest content you do not want the child to watch. (In the example above, you would highlight TV-PG.)
3.
Press the OK button to change content status from (V) Viewable to (B) Blocked. All higher ratings’ content
themes change to Blocked.
Notes: Broadcasters are not required to provide content themes or age-based ratings.
You must remember to lock the TV 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
content themes back to (V) Viewable:
Content Themes
D
Sexually explicit dialogue
L
Adult language
S
Sexual situations
V
Violence
FV
Fantasy Violence
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 V-Chip TV Rating
2 V-Chip Movie Rating
Parental Controls
"X"
"NC-17"
Determine the content themes you want to change to (V) Viewable.
2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the age-based rating
whose content theme you want to change to Viewable.
3.
Press the OK button to change its status back to V. Your child would
then be able to watch programs with TV-14 adult language content,
but not programs with TV-PG or 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.
USA V-Chip
The V-Chip MPAA movie rating limits are set in this screen.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
Rating
1.
Status
Blocked
Blocked
"R"
Blocked
Not Rated
Movies
"PG-13"
Viewable
Blocked
"PG"
Viewable
"G"
Viewable
Press OK to set the movie rating limits which are enforced
when the TV is locked.
V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
You set movie (MPAA) rating limits by blocking movies rated above a
specified rating. How to block and view movie ratings is explained in the
next two sections.
To access the V-Chip Movie Rating menu:
1.
Press MENU on the remote control (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Select Parental Controls.
3.
Select USA V-Chip.
4.
Select V-Chip Movie Rating.
Blocking Movie Ratings
If you only want your child to watch movies that have a PG rating and lower (in other words, movies rated PG and G),
then you could automatically block out all other movies with higher ratings.
To block movies:
1.
Highlight the rating that is the lowest rating you don’t want the child to watch. (In the example above, you would
highlight the rating status button corresponding to PG-13, since the highest rating you want the child to watch is
PG.)
2.
Press the OK button to change the button from Viewable to Blocked. All higher ratings automatically change to
Blocked.
3.
If the TV is not locked, you must lock it so the movie rating limits will take effect.
Note: Some movies may be given a Not Rated (NR) rating. After blocking movie ratings, you must set NR to
Viewable separately to view NR movies.
Viewing Movie Ratings
After you block movie ratings, you have the option of changing some of the rating status buttons back to Viewable:
1.
Highlight the rating you want to view.
2.
Press the OK button to change the button from Blocked to Viewable.
For example, if movies with a rating of PG-13 and higher are blocked, you can change the rating status
corresponding with NC-17. Your child would then be able to watch all movies with a G, PG, and NC-17 Rating.
3.
Exit the screen, and be sure the TV is locked.
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Canada V-Chip
Canadian TV V-Chip supports two different Canadian rating systems: English and French.
Age-Based
Rating
18+
14+
Canada V-Chip English Rating System
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.
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
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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Age-Based
Rating
Canada V-Chip French Rating System
18+
Adults. Programming is for adults only. This program contains sustained violence or extremely
violent scenes.
16+
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+
13+ (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+
8+ (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.
G
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.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 English Ratings
2 French Ratings
Parental Controls
Canada V-Chip
You may not need to set the options on this screen unless
you live in or near Canada.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
Rating
Status
"18+"
"14+"
Canada V-Chip
The English or French Canada V-Chip TV Rating lets you decide which
TV programs can and cannot be viewed. To set TV programming limits:
Blocked
Blocked
"PG"
Blocked
Not Rated
Movies
"G"
Viewable
Blocked
"C8+"
Viewable
"C"
Viewable
Press OK to block or view programs with this rating and
corresponding themes. Pressto return to the menu.
1. Choose Parental Controls from the Main menu. If Parental Controls
(TV) have previously been locked, you must enter your password.
2.
Highlight Canada V-Chip and select either Canada’s English Ratings
or French Ratings.
3. Once you get to the English or French Ratings screen, use the arrow
buttons and OK on your remote to change the status of a TV
program rating or content theme from Viewable to Blocked.
Main Menu
0
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Antenna A List
4 Antenna B List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
Go Back
Parental Controls
Block Unrated and Exempt Programs
View Unrated and Exempt Programs
Note: "Unrated" and "Exempt" TV programs may include
news, sports, political, religious, local and weather
programs, emergency bulletins, public announcements,
programs without ratings, the Movie rating "N/A",
the USA TV rating "None", and the Canadian rating of
"Exempt" (E).
The TV must be locked for the V-Chip Unrated feature to be
enforced.
Unrated programming can either be blocked or viewable when
the TV is locked. Press OK to continue.
V-Chip Unrated Program Block
Selecting this option lets you decide if programs that the V-Chip
recognizes as “Unrated” (USA) and “Exempt” (Canada) can be viewed.
Note that “Unrated” and “Exempt” TV programs may include news, sports,
political, religious, local and weather programs, emergency bulletins,
public announcements, and programs without ratings, the movie rating
“N/A,” and the TV rating “None” and the Canadian rating of “Exempt.”
Block Unrated and Exempt Programs All unrated and exempt
programs are available.
View Unrated and Exempt Programs All unrated and exempt
programs are not available.
Note: You must remember to lock the TV for rating limits to take
effect.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
Front Button Block
Parental Controls
Selecting this option lets you block (disable) or unblock (enable) the TV’s
front buttons. The remote still tunes to any channel. Front Panel Block can:
Front Buttons Blocked
Front Buttons Unblocked
When the buttons on the TV are blocked and the TV is
locked, only the remote or keyboard will control the TV.
This keeps children from playing with the buttons. It also
keeps children from watching TV when a guardian is not
present (you must hide the remote for this to be effective.)
Note: If power to the TV is lost for a prolonged time (e.g.,
due to a power outage) the buttons become unblocked.
Press OK to block (disable) the buttons on the front of the TV.
Only the remote or keyboard will control the TV.
•
Keep children from watching TV when the parent is not present.
•
Keep young children from playing with the buttons on the TV.
(When using this as a Parental Control method, you should remove
access to any remote that is capable of operating the television.)
Don’t forget to lock the TV after you select Blocked. If you do not, the
front panel block will not take effect.
Note: If power to the TV is lost for an extended period, the buttons
become unblocked. Blocking the front buttons does not disable the
front input jacks.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Video Input Setup
6 Auto Tuning
7 Special Features
8 Ethernet Setup
Auto Tuning Feature
Connections
Select which input or channel should be automatically tuned
when a button listed below is pressed on the remote control.
VCR
Front Input
AUDIO (Audio Receiver/Amp)
Front Input
VCR2 (AUX default)
Front Input
RCA SAT2
Front Input
DVD
Front Input
SAT-CABLE (Satellite or Cable Box)
Front Input
Press OK to select the channel or input that is tuned when
the VCR key is pressed on the remote.
With the Auto Tuning feature, you can set up
the TV to tune to the channel you want to
watch by pressing that component’s button.
Auto Tuning for the TV button cannot be set.
The way you set up the Auto Tuning feature in the TV’s menu
corresponds to the component buttons on the remote and the way you
have each component connected to your TV. When you set auto tuning,
you’re telling the TV what channel or input to tune to when you press
the DVD or AUX button on the remote control. This is especially useful
for going directly to an input like HDMI/DVI.
Notes: The AUX button by default is set up for an RCA VCR. If you need to
reprogram the AUX button, use the 2001 code. Then use the VCR2 option
in the auto tuning menu to set auto tuning.
The RCA SAT2 option doesn’t have a function for your remote.
1.
Press MENU (the MAIN MENU appears).
2.
Highlight Connections and press OK.
3.
Highlight Auto Tuning and press OK
4.
Highlight the component button field and continually press OK to scroll through the selection
of inputs.
The choices and a brief explanation follow:
Not Connected Choose this if you don’t have this particular component connected to the TV, or
if you don’t want the TV to automatically tune to the correct channel when you press one of the
component buttons on the remote.
Channel 2, 3 or 4 Cable Input Component is connected to the CABLE INPUT jack on the back
of the TV, and you want the TV to tune to channel 2, 3, or 4 when you press the corresponding
button on the remote. Reminder: make sure the component’s Channel 2/3 or 3/4 switch is set to
match the channel you choose in Auto Tuning.
Channel 2, 3 or 4 Antenna Input Component is connected to the ANTENNA INPUT jack on the
back of the TV, and you want the TV to tune to channel 2, 3, or 4 when you press the
corresponding button on the remote. Reminder: make sure the component’s Channel 2/3 or 3/4
switch is set to match the channel you choose in Auto Tuning.
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Input 1 Component is connected to the Input 1 Video (V) or S-VIDEO jack on the back of the TV and you want
the TV to tune to the Video Input Channel when you press the corresponding button.
Input 2 Compatible video source, such as a DVD player or satellite receiver, is connected to the Input 2
COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUT jacks (Y/Video, Pb, Pr) on the back of the TV and you want the TV to tune to
the composite/component video input when you press the corresponding button.
Front Input Component is connected to the S-VIDEO IN or VIDEO IN jack on the front of the TV and you want the
TV to tune to the front Video Input Channel when you press the corresponding button.
HDMI/DVI Component is connected to the HDMI/DVI jack on the back of the TV and you want the TV to
tune to this input when you press the corresponding button.
PIP (Picture-in-Picture) Operation
The PIP (Picture-In-Picture) feature lets you display a second, smaller analog (NTSC format) picture on top of
the main analog picture. You will only be able to use the PIP window and main picture with analog channels
and inputs; PIP doesn’t support digital signals. The main and PIP channels must be from different tuners; you
must have the main picture from CABLE INPUT and the PIP picture from ANTENNA INPUT, or vice-versa.
PIP Buttons
Arrow
buttons
CLEAR
MENU
OK
There are certain remote buttons that control the way the PIP window
works:
PIP Brings up the PIP window. Press PIP again to remove the window.
SKIP
FORMAT
Arrows Let you move the PIP window to different areas of the screen.
INFO
FREEZE
GUIDE
PIP
buttons
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT
REVERSE
RECORD
PIP
0
ANT•CAB
PLAY
FORWARD
STOP
PAUSE
SWAP
CH CTRL
SWAP Switches the video from the PIP window to the main picture.
FREEZE Freezes entire screen, including the main picture and PIP
window, if PIP is displayed.
CH CTRL (Channel Control) Lets you switch channel control between
the PIP window and the main picture. To determine whether you are
controlling the PIP or the main picture, look at the channel banner as you
change channels or press INFO button. The triangular indicator ( ) beside
the channel number lets you know which picture you’re controlling with
channel up/down, number buttons, etc.
Tip
Using the PIP Feature
If you want to go directly to an input or channel in PIP
(or main), set up auto tuning and press the component
button (AUX orDVD).
The PIP feature is only available for analog (NTSC) channels; PIP won’t
work when tuned to a digital (ATSC) channel. Use the channel banner to
determine whether a channel is digital or analog. A digital (ATSC) channel
has a dash and second number after it (e.g., 21-2); an analog channel
doesn’t (e.g., Ch 21). While you may use PIP in different ways, this basic
PIP scenario should get you started. When watching an analog channel,
follow these steps.
1.
Press the PIP button on the remote control. The PIP window appears
on the screen and Channel Control is automatically set to the PIP
window.
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2.
Use the channel up and down, INPUT, ANT•CAB, or number buttons, or component buttons
that have been auto tuned, to change the PIP channel.
3.
To change the program in the main picture window, press CH CTRL. Then use any of the
above mentioned buttons. To go back and forth between controlling the PIP window and the
main picture, press the CH CTRL button.
Program Title/Acquiring Channel
Main picture
channel
number
Channel
control
indicator
00:30
Ch 8-1 WLPJ
Listening to Stereo
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
Antenna Input
4:3 Normal 480i SD
MPAA - Not Rated
PIP Ch 8
Unrated
Cable Input
PIP channel number
PIP Problems?
•
If you are channel surfing in the main window and PIP disappears, you may have tuned to a
digital channel. To view PIP and the main picture, make sure that both the main and PIP
channels are analog inputs, or signals. Continue changing the channel until you find an analog
(NTSC format) channel. The PIP window will reappear.
Program Title/Acquiring Channel
Ch 8-1 WLPJ
Listening to Stereo
00:30
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
Antenna Input
4:3 Normal 480i SD
MPAA - Not Rated
PIP Not Viewable
Cable Input
The message “PIP Not Viewable” in the channel banner lets you know that PIP is not
available on this channel and you should tune to another channel.
•
If you press PIP and the PIP window is gray, you may have activated the Parental Control
feature and the program exceeds the rating limits you set. For information on removing limits,
see the section “Parental Controls.”
•
Closed captioning is not viewable in the PIP window.
•
PIP channel skips all digital (ATSC) TV channels and tunes to analog channels.
•
PIP can only be displayed in analog signals from CABLE, ANTENNA, composite, S-VIDEO and
component (Y, Pb, Pr) inputs in 480i format.
Emergency Alert System (EAS)
The EAS works only if you have a digital cable card connected to the CableCARD slot on the back
of the TV. Your cable company informs you of emergency alert information related to your state or
local-level emergencies, such as Flash Flood Warnings, Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, and
Tornado Watches. When your TV receives a state or local-level emergency, a message is displayed
that lasts approximately 2 minutes, but can be repeated if necessary. During this time, you can’t
clear the information being displayed. In the rare event that there is an national-level emergency,
your TV would tune to a channel broadcasting the emergency information.
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Using the TV’s
Menu System
Chapter Overview:
•
Menus, On-Screen Help, and Control Panels
•
Picture Quality Menu
•
Audio Menu
•
Connections Menu
•
Preferences Menu
Changing Entertainment. Again.
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Menus, On-screen Help, and Control Panels
This section highlights your TV’s on-screen menu system. The menu system has several types of
screens. An overview follows.
Note: The Parental Controls menu item is discussed in the Features chapter while
Assisted Setup is discussed in the Connections and Setup Chapter.
Navigating the Menu System
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Parental Controls
4 Connections
5 Preferences
6 Assisted Setup
The Picture Quality menu has screens for optimizing the
picture for each of the TV's inputs:
•Picture Settings: Adjust the levels that affect the picture.
•Picture Presets: Choose preset levels of Picture Settings.
•Auto Color: Correct the color from channel to channel.
The first menu you see when you press the MENU button on the remote is
called the Main Menu. To access the Main Menu:
•Color Warmth: Adjust the color to Cool, Warm, or Normal.
•Convergence: Automatically or manually align the picture.
•Edge Enhancement: Make the picture's edges sharper.
•Contrast Expand: Intensify and enhance shades of black.
1.
Press the MENU button (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Use the arrow buttons (left, right, up, down) to move through the menu
and highlight different options.
3.
Press the OK button to select a highlighted item.
•Advanced Settings: Fine-tune the picture and its position.
Press OK or to access the Picture Quality menu.
Tips
A shortcut method to access a menu item is to
press the number button on the remote that
matches the number next to the on-screen
menu. For example, in the Main Menu, press 2
to go straight to the Audio menu.
Feel free to explore the menu system. If you’re
ever unsure where you are in the menu system,
look at the menu path at the top (for example,
Main Menu, Picture Quality) or if you’re just
tired of exploring, press CLEAR to remove the
menus from the screen and start over again.
Menu Path
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Video Input Setup
6 Auto Tuning
7 Special Features
8 Ethernet Setup
Connections
Select which input or channel should be automatically tuned
when a button listed below is pressed on the remote control.
VCR
Front Input
AUDIO (Audio Receiver/Amp)
Front Input
VCR2 (AUX default)
Front Input
RCA SAT2
Front Input
DVD
Front Input
SAT-CABLE (Satellite or Cable Box)
Front Input
Note: Press the number button on the remote that matches the number
next to the on-screen menu to select the option.
To exit the Main Menu:
•
Press CLEAR. The on-screen displays are cleared from the screen and you
return to TV viewing.
•
Press MENU.
•
Press 0 (Go Back) or GO BACK on the remote.
On-Screen Help
Information appears on most screens to assist you in understanding your menu
selection. To the right of the highlighted menu item is a display area that might
provide text for the item selected along with any submenu items. In addition, a
menu path appears at the top of the screen to let you know where you are in
the menu system. At the bottom of the screen are two lines of help text that
explain the currently highlighted item.
Press OK to select the channel or input that is tuned when
the VCR key is pressed on the remote.
Controls
Highlighted
Menu
Selection
Help Text
Controls let you adjust the default settings of your TV. You can choose a setting,
enter a number, or adjust a level such as tint or brightness. There are four types
of controls:
•
•
•
•
Sliders
Choice lists (check boxes, radio buttons)
Alpha/numeric entries
Menu (action, choice fields)
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Sliders
Balance
6 Connections
Sliders are used to select a specific point of a control that has continuous levels.
To make adjustments:
100
50
0
51%
61%
48%
45%
13%
1.
Highlight the slider for the feature you want to adjust.
2.
Press the up or down arrow button to adjust the indicator on a vertical
slider. Press the left or right arrow to adjust the indicator on a horizontal
slider.
Choice Lists
Check boxes and radio buttons are used to select options from a list. Check
boxes let you select one or more options. A radio button lets you select only
one option.
Check Boxes
Turn TV On at:
12:00
pm
Radio Buttons
Turn TV Off at:
1:15
1:15
0 Go Back
1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
Full
Continue
Search
Skip
pm
1.
Use the arrow buttons to move left/right/up/down.
2.
Press OK to select a radio button; press OK to select or de-select a check
box.
Numeric Entries
Numeric entry fields are used to enter numbers, passwords, and time values.
The number buttons on the remote and the arrow, channel up/down, volume
up/down, MENU/OK buttons on the front panel can be used to enter the
information.
1.
Use the left/right arrow button to highlight the field.
2.
To enter time values, such as the Wake-Up Timer, highlight the + or - field
and press OK to change the time, or simply use the number buttons. To
enter passwords, you must use the number buttons.
On-screen Menu Items
The on-screen menu items are used to access the information and/or change
the settings of the specific item highlighted. Highlight the item with the up and
down arrow buttons. Then press OK or right arrow button to access the item’s
information. To make a selection in one step, press the number button
corresponding to the item.
Action Buttons
An on-screen button that performs the action labelled on the button. Press the
right arrow button to highlight and press OK to select.
Choice Fields
VCR
Front Input
VCR2 (AUX default)
Front Input
DVD
Front Input
A choice field cycles through at least two or more choices. Press OK to select
the next entry within the choice field. Moving the highlight to a different choice
field saves the selection previously made.
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Picture Quality Menu
Main Menu
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1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Parental Controls
4 Connections
5 Preferences
6 Assisted Setup
The Picture Quality menu has screens for optimizing the
picture for each of the TV's inputs:
The Picture Quality menu contains menus to configure video settings: Picture
Settings, Picture Presets, Auto Color, Color Warmth, Convergence, Edge
Enhancement, Contrast Expand, and Advanced Settings. Each one is described
below.
•Picture Settings: Adjust the levels that affect the picture.
•Picture Presets: Choose preset levels of Picture Settings.
•Auto Color: Correct the color from channel to channel.
•Color Warmth: Adjust the color to Cool, Warm, or Normal.
•Convergence: Automatically or manually align the picture.
•Edge Enhancement: Make the picture's edges sharper.
•Contrast Expand: Intensify and enhance shades of black.
•Advanced Settings: Fine-tune the picture and its position.
Press OK or to access the Picture Quality menu.
Note: When changing an item in the Picture Quality menu, the graphics
become transparent so you can see how your adjustments affect the picture.
To access the Picture Quality menu:
1.
Press MENU on the remote control (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Press 1. The Picture Quality options appear. Each is described below.
Note: When making Picture Quality changes, inputs are all adjusted
independent of each other. Digital cable and antenna channels are
adjusted independent of analog cable and antenna channels.
Main Menu
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GUIDE Plus+
Settings
Menu
1 Picture
2 Picture Presets
Auto
Color
3
4 Color Warmth
5 Convergence
6 Edge Enhancement
7 Contrast Expand
8 Advanced Settings
Picture Settings
Picture Quality
The Personal picture presets settings are:
100
50
0
51%
61%
48%
45%
13%
Contrast
Color
Tint
Black
Level
Sharpness
Picture Settings lets you adjust aspects of the picture you
are viewing. Press OK to adjust the picture settings.
The Picture Settings menu displays five slider controls for adjusting the way the
picture looks. Your options under the Picture Settings menu are:
Contrast Difference between the light and dark areas of the picture.
Color The richness of the color.
Tint The balance between the red and green levels.
Black Level The brightness of the picture.
Sharpness The crispness of the edges in the picture.
To create picture settings for the video inputs:
Main Menu
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1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Convergence
6 Edge Enhancement
7 Contrast Expand
8 Advanced Settings
Natural
Cinematic (Night)
Videogame
Contrast
65%
Color
70%
Tint
55%
Black Level
60%
Sharpness
55%
Auto Color
Professional
Personal
Press the INPUT button while in the Picture Settings menu until the correct
Video Input Channel appears in the upper right corner.
2.
Press the right and left arrow buttons on the remote control to select the
slider.
3.
Press the up and down arrow buttons to operate the slider.
Picture Presets
Picture Quality
Vibrant (Day)
1.
On
Color Warmth
Cool
Edge Enhancement
Low
Contrast Expand
High
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
You can choose the setting that is best for your viewing
environment. Press OK to continue.
Tip
To create a temporary personal setting, make
your changes and when the message appears
asking if you want to save the setting, select
No. The preset is saved until you change the
channel or input.
Picture Presets displays a choice list that lets you select one of the six preset
picture settings: Vibrant (Day), Natural, Cinematic (Night), Videogame,
Professional, and Personal.
Choose your setting based on the degree of lighting in your room. After you
select a preset, the settings listed to the right are adjusted automatically.
If you choose Personal, you can customize each Picture Quality setting to your
desired level, and a message appears to asking if you want to save those settings.
After you’ve saved your personal settings, you can go back into the menu and
select a different picture preset. For example, if you normally use Personal but
want to watch a show in Vibrant (Day) lighting, choose Vibrant (Day), watch
the show, and then afterwards return to your customized settings by choosing
Personal.
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1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Convergence
6 Edge Enhancement
7 Contrast Expand
8 Advanced Settings
Off
When Auto Color is set to On, it minimizes flesh tone
variations.
Auto Color minimizes the flesh tone variations of the TV picture. Choose On or
Off, depending on your preference.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Picture Quality
Cool
Normal
Warm
Color Warmth automatically adjusts the "temperature" of
the picture. Cool gives a more blue pallete of picture colors.
Warm gives a more red pallete of picture colors.
Color Warmth
Color Warmth automatically adjusts the color temperature of the picture. The
feature lets you set one of three automatic color adjustments:
Cool More blue.
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
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1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
Noise Filter
5 Convergence
6 Edge Enhancement
7 Contrast Expand
8 Advanced Settings
Auto Color
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
Main Menu
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1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Convergence
6 Edge Enhancement
7 Contrast Expand
8 Advanced Settings
Picture Quality
On
Picture Quality
The Convergence menu has screens for aligning the
blue, green, and red projection lenses:
•Auto Converge: Automatically aligns the projection lenses.
•Blue Centering: Align the blue and green images.
•Red Centering: Align the red and green images.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Normal Standard picture color.
Warm More red.
Convergence
The Convergence feature lets you adjust the TV’s three tubes. When the TV tubes’
images are precisely aligned, they create the color images you see on the screen.
Over time, the picture can drift out of alignment (this is normal). If your picture
seems fuzzy or has a yellow tint, using Convergence could correct this
misalignment. Only one convergence is needed for all inputs, regardless of the
signal format.
Note: Make sure the TV has been on for at least 30 minutes (TV needs to
warm up for best results) before starting Auto Converge or Red/Blue
Centering.
When you select the Convergence feature, a submenu appears with three options:
Auto Converge Automatically aligns the projection lenses to self-correct
color images. You’ll see flashing squares of color dance across the screen
(this is normal).
Note: After performing auto convergence, use the Blue Centering and
Red Centering menus to fine tune convergence in the center of the
screen, if necessary.
Blue Centering
picture.
Aligns the blue and green images to fine-tune the
Red Centering
Aligns the red and green images to fine-tune the picture.
Note: The ability to change channels is disabled when adjusting the
convergence options. The TV must be tuned to a usable signal to
converge the picture.
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1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Convergence
Edge Enhancement
6 Convergence
7 Contrast Expand
8 Advanced Settings
Low
High
Edge Enhancement "replaces" gradual edge transitions in
the video with steeper edges. This creates a picture with
sharper edges.
Edge Enhancement makes the edges of the video steeper, sharper, and crisper.
There are three options for the edge enhancement: Off, Low, or High. If artifacts
appear in the video, change the setting to Low or Off.
Edge Enhancement manipulates gradual edge transitions
by making them steeper and sharper. Press OK to continue.
Picture Quality
Off
Contrast Expand
Contrast Expand makes the picture appear brighter by deepening the black
parts of the picture. This also helps to maintain a more consistent black level
from one scene to the next. The options are Off, Low, and High.
Low
High
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
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1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Convergence
6 Edge Enhancement
Reset Controls
Expand
7 Contrast
Reset Controls
Settings
8 Advanced
Edge Enhancement
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
Main Menu
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1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Convergence
Edge Enhancement
6 SVM
7 Contrast Expand
8 Advanced Settings
Picture Quality
Off
Picture Quality
The Advanced Settings menu has screens that let you
enhance picture performance:
•Film Mode: Improve the quality of movie playback.
•Reset Controls: Sets this input's settings to factory defaults.
Press OK orto access the Advanced Settings menu.
Advanced Settings
The Advanced Settings option lets you enhance picture performance and adjust
picture position. When you select Advanced Settings, a submenu appears with
options:
Film Mode Automatically detects video sources that were originally
recorded on film and converted to a different format. Film mode modifies
the converted signal so it looks as close as possible to the original, a
process called reverse 3:2 pulldown. Film mode is applied to all inputs.
Options are:
• Advanced The default and recommended setting.
• On Used in circumstances when the TV is to be used solely with
film-based sources.
• Off Use this setting if you think the reverse 3:2 pulldown is causing
distortions in your picture.
Reset Controls Resets all Picture Quality controls to their original factory
settings (except Personal Picture Preset) for the currently tuned input (see
on-screen text). To reset the settings, you must:
1. Tune to the input you would like to reset.
2. Press MENU to access the Main Menu.
3. From the Advanced Settings menu, select Reset Controls, and then
select Reset to set reset the settings for the currently tuned input.
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Audio Menu
Main Menu
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1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Parental Controls
4 Connections
5 Preferences
6 Assisted Setup
The Audio menu has screens for setting the audio features
and for tweaking the sound:
The Audio menu lets you adjust audio output. To access the Audio menu, press
MENU on the remote, and then select Audio from the main menu. The following
audio items can be adjusted: Equalizer Presets, Audio Processor, Sound Logic, Audio
Mode, SAP, Balance, and Audio Connections.
•Equalizer Presets: Select a preset or adjust the equalizer.
•Audio Processor: Choose the way for programs to sound.
•Sound Logic: Turn it on to minimize variations in volume.
•Audio Mode: Select default or current audio for digital TV.
•SAP: Turn on SAP to hear different audio for NTSC sources.
•Balance: Shift the audio between the left and right speakers.
•Audio Connections: Set up to match your sound system.
•Dynamic Bass: Enhances bass sound, making it richer.
Press OK orto access the Audio menu.
Main Menu
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Text here Presets
1 Equalizer
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Audio Connections
8 Dynamic Bass
Videogame Preset Settings
Standard
You can select one of the seven-band Equalizer Presets or create your own
personal preset. The seven-band graphic equalizer lets you adjust the audio
frequency settings.
+12
Cinematic
Music
Voice
0 dB
Videogame
Video Camera
-12
Personal
7
5
3
0
1
2
3
120
Hz
200
Hz
500
Hz
1.2
kHz
3
kHz
7.5
kHz
12
kHz
Note: Equalizer Presets are stored for each input. All other audio feature
settings are stored globally across all inputs and not per input.
For each input select a different equalizer preset or create a
Personal preset with the equalizer. Press OK to continue.
Main Menu
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1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Audio Connections
8 Dynamic Bass
Equalizer Presets
Audio
Flat
Audio Processor
Audio
Select a default for NTSC (analog) sources:
Mono
Stereo
Select a default for sound expansion:
Off
The Audio Processor displays a choice list of available audio settings, which
control the way the sound comes through your speakers. The selected setting
affects all inputs and tuners.
Expanded
To create the settings:
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
1.
Press the MENU button to access the main menu.
2.
Select Audio, and then Audio Processor. The following options appear:
Mono Plays the sound in monophonic audio only. This should only be
used when the stereo signal is weak. The channel banner displays the word
Mono when you have selected Mono.
Stereo Splits the incoming stereo audio signal into left and right front
channels. Most TV programs and recorded materials have stereo audio. The
channel banner displays the word Stereo when you have selected Stereo.
The following options are available only if sound is set to Stereo:
Off No processing is applied to the audio.
Expanded Adds greater depth and stereo separation to stereo audio
signals.
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1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Audio Connections
8 Dynamic Bass
On
Turning Sound Logic on will monitor a program's audio
track and limit volume excursions to a minimum and
maximum volume range from the current volume setting.
Acting like a dynamic range limiter, it compresses the
dynamic range to limit sudden volume increases (for
example, the sudden increase in volume you sometimes hear
when a commercial starts).
Acting like a dynamic range limiter; it compresses the dynamic range to limit
suggested volume increases (for example, the sudden increase in volume you
sometimes hear when a commercial starts). Choose On or Off, depending on
your preference.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
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1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
Language
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
Balance
6
7 Audio Connections
8 Dynamic Bass
Sound Logic
Audio
Off
Audio Mode
Audio
Default Audio Mode
Currently Playing
Audio Mode (1 of 1)
Spanish
Change Audio
English
Spanish
French
The number of Audio Modes available
for the current program is 1.
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Chinese
If the Default Audio Mode is available, then it
will be heard; otherwise, the mode listed
above is heard. Use the button above
to change the current program's audio.
Audio Mode is only available for
digital-TV (ATSC) programs.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Press OK to change the Currently Playing Audio Mode
(if more than one is available).
The Audio Mode menu lets you choose the default audio mode you want to
hear for ATSC (digital TV) programs. If the Audio Mode icon (
) in the banner
lights, it means there is more than one audio mode available. The system
automatically sets the audio program to the default audio mode from the menu
when the channel you are viewing is a digital channel and the specified audio
mode is available for that program.
In the Audio Mode menu, highlight the default audio mode you want by
pressing the up and down arrow buttons on your remote control. Press OK to
hear that language by default whenever available on a channel.
Some programs can have audio mode available that can be heard but that
cannot be set as the default. To select and hear those audio modes, navigate to
the “Change Audio” action button and select OK.
Main Menu
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1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Audio Connections
8 Dynamic Bass
On
SAP stands for "Second Audio Program". When SAP is
available for a program, the SAP icon in the channel banner
will light up. SAP content can be another language,
descriptions for the visually impaired, or audio not related
to the program (for example, music or news).
If you set "SAP On" and SAP is available for a program, you
will hear SAP for any channel where it is available. SAP is
only available for analog (NTSC) programs.
When turned on and available, Second Audio Program plays the analog
program’s audio in a second language. SAP is also used to broadcast a
program’s audio with descriptions of the video for the visually impaired. SAP
might also contain audio which is totally unrelated to the video.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Audio Connections
8 Dynamic Bass
SAP (Second Audio Program)
Audio
Off
Note: SAP is broadcast in mono and is only available for analog
programs, not digital programs.
Balance
Audio
Set the balance using the left and right arrows on the
remote control.
The Balance setting applies to the TV’s speakers and the headphone output.
Balance is how much audio (loudness) gets sent to the left and right speakers.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Balance allows you to adjust speaker balance output. Use
the and keys to adjust the speaker balance left or right.
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1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Language
5 SAP
6 Balance
Fixed/Variable
Connections
Out
7 Audio
8 Dynamic Bass
•Digital Audio Out: Choose either Auto Select or PCM output.
•DVI Audio Input: Choose a TV audio input for a DVI device.
The Audio Connections option lets you set up input or outputs associated with
audio. When you select the Audio Connections feature, a submenu appears with
options: Digital Audio Out and DVI Audio Input.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
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1 Digital Audio Out
2 DVI Audio Input
Audio Connections
Audio
The Audio Connections menu has screens for setting up
inputs or outputs that are associated with audio:
Audio
Audio Connections
Auto Select
PCM
Choosing Auto Select will send a Dolby Digital signal (when
available) out of the DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT on the back of
the TV. If Dolby Digital is not available then a PCM signal is
sent out of the DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT.
Choosing PCM will always send a PCM signal out of the
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Digital Audio Out Allows you to receive Dolby Digital surround sound if
transmitted and you’ve connected a six-channel receiver to the TV’s
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT jack with a digital optical cable. Choose the
correct setting in the Digital Audio Out menu:
• Auto Select Your TV automatically chooses between Dolby Digital
and PCM based on the audio signal it is receiving. This is the best
selection if you have a decoder with Dolby Digital and PCM that was
manufactured in the last several years.
• PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) The TV sends all signals through the
Digital Audio Output in PCM.
Main Menu
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1 Digital Audio Out
2 DVI Audio Input
Audio
Audio Connections
Select the TV audio input where the DVI audio is connected.
Input 1
Input 2
DVI Audio Input Allows you to select the audio input you’re using if
you’ve connected an HDMI/DVI cable adapter to the DVI input. Select from
the inputs listed.
Because an HDMI output carries the audio signal on the same
cable as the video, no setup is needed. However, if you
connect a DVI output to the TV's HDMI input, you need to
connect the separate DVI audio to one of the TV's audio
inputs and select that input in this screen. The TV will use
that audio input for sound when it displays a DVI signal.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Language
5 SAP
6 Balance
Fixed/Variable
Connections
Out
7 Audio
8 Dynamic Bass
Dynamic Bass
Audio
Off
The Dynamic Bass option provides additional bass enhancement for the audio.
Choose Off, Medium, or High depending on your preference.
Medium
High
A change in the screen is applied to all inputs.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
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1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Parental Controls
4 Connections
5 Preferences
6 Assisted Setup
The Connections menu has screens for specifying and
optimizing the connections (inputs) to the TV:
•Signal Strength: Check the signal strength of a channel.
•Channel Search: Search for available channels in your area.
•Software Upgrade: Check software version and upgrades.
•Signal Source: Lost remote? This screen changes inputs.
•Video Input Setup: Choose component or composite video.
•Auto Tuning: Create one button access to your devices.
•Special Features: For advanced users only.
•Ethernet Setup: Configure the Ethernet connection settings.
Connections Menu
The Connections menu specifies various ways to adjust the inputs to your
television. Items in the Connections menu are: Signal Strength, Channel Search,
Software Upgrade, Signal Source, Video Input Setup, Auto Tuning, Special
Features, and Ethernet Setup.
Press OK orto access the Audio menu.
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Antenna
Strength
Info
1 Signal
2 Channel Search
Software
Upgrade
3
4 Signal Source
5 Video Input Setup
6 Auto Tuning
7 Special Features
8 Ethernet Setup
Signal Strength
Connections
Channel 1
Antenna Input
Analog
Strength: N/A
Channel 2
Antenna Input
Digital
Strength: 95
Channel 3
Antenna Input
Analog
Strength: N/A
Channel 4
Antenna Input
Analog
Strength: N/A
Channel 5
Antenna Input
Digital
Strength: 94
Press OK to measure the signal strengths of all channels to
help you adjust terrestrial TV antenna(s).
This screen lists any channel EVER added to the TV. The list shows the channel
number, the station name (only when tuned, e.g. NBC), whether the channel is
digital or analog, which tuner is picking up the channel, and current signal
strength of digital channels.
When you move the highlight to the Signal Strength list, the TV attempts to tune
to that channel. You can then adjust your off-air antenna for maximum signal
strength (largest number) for the selected channel. The signal strength for a
digital channel will be shown as “- -” until the signal is strong enough for use,
then numbers will appear. Analog channels will always have the display,
“N/A”, since analog signal strength is not measured.
Only primary channels appear in the list. Digital subchannels, e.g. 8-1, 8-2, do
not appear.
Note: If you have both Antenna and Cable channels, press the
ANT•CAB button to view your Cable channels, or vice-versa.
Main Menu
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1 Signal Search
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Video Input Setup
6 Auto Tuning
7 Special Features
8 Ethernet Setup
Connections
Input to search:
Cable Input
Channel Search finds channels
for you. Check fewer boxes to
make the search faster (but
less complete) and vice versa.
Antenna Input
Channels to search:
Digital channels
The first time that you do a
Channel Search, put a check in
all the boxes to do a thorough
search for channels.
Analog channels
Other search options:
Detect antenna or cable setting
Include previously found channels in search
To add a channel that Channel
Search didn't find, clear all
menus and directly tune to the
channel with the number keys.
Start
Press OK to start a Channel Search using only the search
features that are checked above.
Tip
You can still add a channel that was not found
by Channel Search. Clear any on-screen
menus, and tune to it by using the number
buttons on the remote. If the channel can be
tuned, it will be added to the channel list for
that tuner.
Main Menu
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1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Video Input Setup
6 Auto Tuning
7 Special Features
8 Ethernet Setup
Connections
Current TV Software Version and Date: A2.0B/B2.0A
If you have a connection to the TV's Ethernet jack, your TV
may periodically alert you to the availability of a TV
software upgrade which can be downloaded through the
Ethernet jack.
From time to time, your cable company may use the Cable
Input to automatically upgrade the digital-cable software
in the TV. If the TV is on, you'll be notified when it occurs.
Status: TV-software upgrade XXXXX is available by
selecting the "Upgrade Now" button below.
Upgrade Now
You can view your current TV-software version and check
if a new software version is available.
Channel Search
Engaging in a channel search tells the TV to search for all the terrestrial TV
channels available through the Antenna and Cable inputs. When the TV finds an
active channel, it places it in the channel list. Inactive channels (weak stations
or channels with no signal at all) aren’t placed in the channel list.
To do a complete channel search, check each box that pertains to your TV. For
example, if you’re only receiving cable from the CABLE INPUT, highlight Cable
Input and press OK to place a checkmark in the box. Select Start to begin the
setup.
Notes: Channel Search with all options selected takes some time to
complete because all possible analog and digital channels are being
searched.
If cable box or CableCARD is connected to your TV’s CABLE INPUT,
Channel Search won’t work for it.
Software Upgrade
The Software Upgrade screen contains current software information and
indicates if a new upgrade is available. The software upgrades can be
accomplished only if you have the TV connected via the Ethernet cable to the
Internet with ISP subscription. Select the Upgrade Now button, if available, to
upgrade your software.
Note: If using a dialup service via a router connected at a dialup speed
of 56K, the Software Upgrade could take several hours or more. If TV is
unplugged while doing a Software Upgrade during this time, it could
cause the TV to not operate properly.
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1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Video Input Source
6 Auto Tuning
7 Special Features
8 Ethernet Setup
Use this screen if you have misplaced your remote control
and need a way to tune to a different antenna or to go to
the video inputs. Use the arrows to highlight the rectangle
then press OK or MENU-OK to scroll to the input you want.
Video Input Setup
Connections
Select the Input 2 video source:
Component Video (Y PB PR)
Composite Video
The component video (Y PB PR) connectors on the TV can
be changed to accept composite video instead. When using
composite video, connect the yellow RCA cable to the
Y/VIDEO connector on the TV.
The Video Input Setup screen lets you choose which type of connection you’re
using for the Input 2 jack on the back of the TV. If you decide to change the
connection, you need to go back into the Video Input Setup screen and select
the corresponding option.
You can select the Air/Cable setting for Antenna A and
Antenna B. Press OK to continue.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Video Input Setup
6 Auto Tuning
7 Special Features
8 Ethernet Setup
The Signal Source menu allows you to choose the source from which you
would like the signal to come: Cable Input, Antenna Input, or Video Inputs. The
same can be accomplished using the component buttons if you’ve set up Auto
Tuning on the remote or by pressing the INPUT button. But, if you misplace the
remote, this feature gives you another way to tune to a signal source.
You can select a source from the available signal sources.
Press OK to continue.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
Signal Input
Type Setup
5 Video
6 Auto Tuning
7 Special Features
8 Ethernet Setup
Signal Source
Connections
Front Input
Auto Tuning
Connections
Select which input or channel should be automatically tuned
when a button listed below is pressed on the remote control.
VCR
Front Input
AUDIO (Audio Receiver/Amp)
Front Input
VCR2 (AUX default)
Front Input
RCA SAT2
Front Input
DVD
Front Input
SAT-CABLE (Satellite or Cable Box)
Front Input
Press OK to select the channel or input that is tuned when
the VCR key is pressed on the remote.
This menu lets you specify the various components you have connected to your
TV. It lets you program a component button on the remote control (AUX or
DVD) so that pressing the button automatically turns on the TV and turns the
TV to the correct Video Input Channel (go to Chapter 3 for detailed
information).
Notes: The AUX button by default is set up for a second RCA VCR. If you
need to reprogram the AUX button, or instead want to program the VCR
button, use the 2001 code. Then use the VCR2 option in the auto tuning
menu to set auto tuning.
The RCA SAT2 option doesn’t have a function for your remote.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
Text here
Channel
1 Initial
2 Initial Volume
3 Maximum Volume
4 CableCARD Tools
5 Remote Setup
Connections
Special Features
Select what should occur when power is restored to the TV:
Off: Initial Channel is disabled
On: Go to last input or channel selected
On: Go to Cable Input
Channel 999 Sub-channel 999
Note: An Initial Channel setting of "On" will be enabled only
when the TV is plugged back in or electricity is otherwise
restored to the TV. Initial Channel is not enabled from the
turning on of the TV with the remote or front buttons.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Special Features
Initial Channel and Initial Volume are two special features that are mostly
intended for commercial/retail use.
Initial Channel You can select the tuner and channel or input that your
TV tunes to each time the TV is turned on by plugging it back in.
Initial Volume This feature works only if the Initial Channel feature is
set to On. Select the volume level that you want when the TV is turned on.
Maximum Volume This feature is intended to stop the volume from
being turned up too loudly. Set the volume at the loudest level you would
want to hear.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Initial Channel
2 Initial Volume
3 Maximum Volume
4 CableCARD Tools
5 Remote Setup
Connections
Special Features
Network Setup
CableCARD™ Status
CableCARD™ Pairing
Conditional Access
Two lines of help text will apear in this area to explain the
feature and instruct the user on how to use it.
Main Menu
Connections
Special Features
Select the remote mode that this TV should respond to:
TV (default)
TV2
TV3
Use this screen if you want to set up this RCA TV
to respond to a different RCA TV remote mode. By
doing so, you can independently control two RCA
TVs that are near each other simply by changing the mode
of the remote. A third RCA TV can be added to the
same location and controlled separately if it has this screen
and is set up to respond to a remote mode that is different
than the first two RCA TVs.
Remote Setup can be used to control up to three TV's in the
same location. Press OK to continue.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Host Name
2 IP Address
3 Proxy Server
4 Reset All
The CableCARD Tools information might vary according to the brand of card
you have inserted into your TV. The graphic to the left is an example of
what you might see. Select an option to view more information.
Some CableCARD Tools screens might have additional information displayed
on more than one page. Use the arrow buttons on the remote to highlight
the blue Continue link at the bottom of the page, for example, as the
graphic to the left shows, and simply press the OK button on the remote to
read more text. If more than one link appears, use the arrow buttons to
highlight the one you want. To exit the screen, press CLEAR on the remote.
Example status screen for
digital cable television
service.
Example status screen for
digital cable television
service.
Example status screen for
digital cable television
service.
Example status screen for
digital cable television
service.
Example status screen for
digital cable television
service.
Example status screen for
Continue
0 Go Back
Text here
Channel
1 Initial
2 Initial Volume
3 Maximum Volume
4 CableCARD Tools
5 Remote Setup
CableCARD Tools Displays information available for digital cable TV
services when a CableCARD is inserted in the back of the TV and you have
subscribed to digital cable service. Go to page 17 for more information on
using your CableCARD.
Connections
Ethernet Setup
Some Internet Service Providers (phone/cable company)
may require you to provide them with your TV's Ethernet
MAC (Media Access Control) address and assign you with a
device host name to enter below. This is usually NOT
required if connecting to an ISP through an Ethernet
gateway device (e.g. router) supporting NAT/PAT,
sometimes referred to as a DSL/Cable Modem router.
This is your device's MAC address:
00 11 22 33 44 55
If your Ethernet gateway device supports DHCP, the
Domain Name will appear here:
domain.name.here.
If required, enter the device hose name below:
Use the keyboard or the remote's arrow keys to enter the
host name. This may be the only setup you need to do.
Remote Setup Allows you to control three different RCA TVs. This is
helpful if you have two or three RCA TVs near each other, and they also
have this menu option, but you want to control them independent of each
other. Program a second RCA TV to any component button, such as DVD or
AUX, using the TV2 code 1222. Then select the TV2 option in that TV’s
Remote Setup menu. If you have a third RCA TV, program a component
button using the TV3 code 1223. Then select the TV3 option in that TV’s
Remote Setup menu. Go to Chapter 2 for more information on programming
your remote.
Ethernet Setup
An Ethernet connection allows your TV to be upgraded if a software upgrade is
available. Connect your TV to a router and cable modem via the ETHERNET
jack. Then, go to the Software Upgrade menu to see if a software upgrade is
available. If you have a NAT (Network Address Translation) /PAT (Port Address
Translation) component with DHCP capability (router, etc.), no setup is
required. The TV automatically sets itself up for Ethernet use. If you do not
have a NAT/PAT router, you may need to establish some settings in conjunction
with your ISP (Internet Service Provider) before you can connect to the Internet.
If an IP address isn’t assigned for you, contact your network administrator to
access the necessary information.
A Reset All selection is provided for your convenience if you move to another city
and must enter new information, or enter some incorrect information.
Main Menu
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1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Parental Controls
4 Connections
5 Preferences
6 Assisted Setup
The Preferences menu has screens for setting up the TV to
match your personal preferences:
•Closed Captioning: Choose the look and type of captions.
•Screen Format: How to format a picture on the 16:9 screen.
•Time Menu: Set up time-related features.
•Color Scheme: Pick a color for the menu system.
•Translucency: Pick a level of translucency for the menus.
•Menu Language: Select from English, Español, and Français.
Preferences Menu
The Preferences menu allows you to change some aspects of your TV to fit your
personal preferences. Features in the Preferences menu are: Closed Captioning,
Screen Format, Time Menu, Color Scheme, Translucency, and Menu Language.
Press OK orto access the Preferences menu.
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Captioning
1 Closed
2 Screen Format
Time
Menu
3
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
Closed Captioning
Preferences
The Closed Captioning menu has screens for setting closed
captioning features to match your personal preferences:
•Caption Display: Select when captions should appear.
•Analog Captions: Select a default service for analog TV.
•Digital Captions: Select a default service for digital TV.
•Caption Priority: Select digital or analog caption priority.
•Caption Style: Select the appearance of digital captions.
You may set the type of captioning displayed. Captioning is not available from
the PIP tuner. Choices within the Closed Captioning menu are: Caption Display,
Analog Captions, Digital Captions, Caption Priority, and Caption Style.
The Closed Captioning menu lets you set preferences for how
captions look and act. Press OK to continue.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
Text hereDisplay
1 Caption
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
Preferences
Closed Captioning
On
Off
On When Muted
You can choose when closed captioning information
should be displayed on the screen.
Note: Not all programs have closed captioning and closed
captioning is not supported on the HDMI input.
Caption Display lets you select whether closed captioning is
displayed when it is available. Press OK to continue.
Caption Display
The Caption Display menu displays a choice list that lets you choose when
closed captioning information is shown on the screen. HDMI/DVI input is not
supported by Closed Captioning (CC). Try the component’s menu system for CC
options.
On Captioning information is always shown when it’s available on a channel
or input.
Off
No captioning information is displayed.
On When Muted Captioning information is only shown when available and
the TV’s sound is muted. (To mute the sound, press the MUTE button on the
remote control and captioning information will appear on the screen, if available.)
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Caption Display
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
CC1
CC2
Preferences
Closed Captioning
You can select a mode or source of
closed captions for analog-TV
programs.
CC3
CC4
Text 1
If the "Caption Priority" feature is set
to "Use the analog captions", then the
analog caption mode you select is
also used for digital-TV programs.
Text 2
Text 3
Note: CC1 and Text 1 are the
primary caption and text services.
Text 4
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Analog Captions
You can select a closed caption mode, which is the mode, or source, used for
displaying captioning information for analog channels or digital channels, if
available. The content of CC and Text are different; you can select which one
you want to see on the screen.
CC Displays information at any position on the screen. It overlays the text on
top of the picture as it is received.
Text Displays information at one particular position (such as the bottom third)
of the screen. You cannot see the picture underneath the text.
You can choose between eight closed caption modes:
•
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.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Caption Display
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
Preferences
Service 1
Service 2
Digital Captions
Closed Captioning
You can select a mode or source of
closed captions for digital-TV
programs.
Service 4
Service 5
If the "Caption Priority" feature is set
to "Use the digital captions", then the
digital caption mode you select is
used for digital-TV programs.
Service 6
Note: Services 1 and 2 usually have
the primary and secondary language
captions for an area, respectively.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Caption Display
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
You can select a closed caption, service mode (1-6) for digital channels.
Service 3
Preferences
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. Specific label names may be displayed (e.g., Spanish) instead of a
generic label (e.g., Service 1), if available.
Caption Priority
Closed Captioning
If a digital TV program has both analog and digital captions:
Use the digital captions if available, otherwise use analog.
Use the analog captions at all times.
A digital TV program may include analog-TV captions and
digital-TV captions, either one of the two, or neither of the
two. The setting above will determine which type of
captions the TV will display.
You can choose whether the TV uses digital or analog captions for digital TV
programs that have both or either. The captions are displayed if turned on in
Caption Display.
Analog captions will be used more often in the early years
of digital TV broadcasting. Digital captions are more
advanced and have new capabilities.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Caption Display
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
Preferences
Caption Style
Closed Captioning
When available digital captions can be displayed using:
Customize closed captioning for the digital captions by choosing the settings for
the following options:
Your custom settings below.
The caption provider's default settings.
Standard
Caption Size
Font 1
Caption Font
Magenta
Caption Color
Yellow
Aa Bb Cc
Background Color
Transparent
Background Opacity
Translucent
Caption Opacity
Press OK to select one of the three Caption sizes. Pressto
return to the menu.
Caption Size is the font size (Standard, Large, Small) of the text characters.
Caption Font is a complete assortment of letters, numbers, punctuation
marks, etc. of a given font design. You have eight fonts with varying styles
of spacing from which to choose.
Note: A preview graphic of the caption font appears on the right of the screen.
Caption Color allows you to choose the font color: White, Black, Red,
Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, and Cyan.
Background Color allows you to choose the background color: White,
Black, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, and Cyan.
Background Opacity allows you to change the see-through background
options: Solid, Transparent, Translucent, and Flashing.
Caption Opacity allows you to change the see-through caption options:
Solid, Transparent, Translucent, and Flashing.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Time Menu
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
Screen Format
Preferences
Use this screen or the FORMAT
button on the remote to change
how the picture is displayed.
To the left are examples of the
effect of different Screen
Format modes on a 4:3 signal.
Normal
Cinerama
Each input can have a different
setting for Screen Format and
Automatic Format Switching
(AFS). Enabling AFS shows
the picture in a suitable format,
otherwise, the default Screen
Format that you selected is used.
Stretch
Zoom
Use Automatic Format Switching
Screen format determines the format and size of the
picture on the display screen. Press OK to continue.
The Screen Format feature allows you to change how the image of a 4:3 picture
is displayed on your 16:9 screen. The options are Normal, Cinerama, Zoom or
Stretch. If your TV receives an image with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the image can be
displayed in one of four ways:
Normal The image of a 4:3 video signal is centered with bars on the right
and left sides of the screen.
Cinerama The image of a 4:3 video signal is centered, expanding in the
horizontal direction to fill the display with little distortion.
Stretch The image of a 4:3 video signal is stretched horizontally by
approximately 33% while the vertical size stays the same.
Zoom The image of a 4:3 video signal increases by approximately 33%
and the vertical size increases by approximately 33%. Edges of the image
might be cropped.
Turn on Automatic Format Switching so that as you change channels, the TV
will change formats for you.
Notes: There is no ability provided to change the screen format for a
16:9 video signal since it fills up the entire area of the TV’s screen.
The format of some video cannot be changed even though it appears to
be a 4:3 aspect-ratio picture.
The FORMAT button on the remote lets you change the format with a
one-button press rather than navigating to the Screen Format menu.
Time Menu
Main Menu
0
1 Sleep Timer
Record/Wake
Timer
Timer
2 Wake-Up
3 Time of Day
Go Back
Preferences
Time Menu
The current time is 3:58 PM.
Daily Timer On
Daily Timer Off
Turn TV On at:
12:00
pm
Turn TV Off at:
1:15
1:15
Duration
pm
1 hour, 15 mintues
When the timer is on, it will turn the TV on and tune to:
Antenna Input
Channel
46
Sub-Channel
The Time menu lets you set up time-related features. Time menu consists of
Sleep Timer, Wake-Up Timer, and Time of Day.
1
Tip: You can also use Wake-up Timer as a burglar deterrent
or to turn the TV on for your favorite show.
A timer can be set to turn on the TV everyday then turn it
off after a period of time. Press OK to continue.
Sleep Timer A one-time event that is used to set the TV to turn off at a
specific time.
Wake-Up Timer Used to turn the TV on and off at a specific time every
day of the week and tune to a specific channel.
Time of Day Enables you to enter the correct time manually. If you don’t
enter the time, it is acquired from the last tuned digital channel. Make sure
you check the time acquired is correct.
Note: If you enter the time manually, you must remember to set your
TV’s time when the time changes to Daylight Saving Time. Sleep Timer
and Wake-Up Timer will not function as you expect if you forget to
change the TV’s time.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Time Menu
RecordScheme
Output
4 Color
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
Color Scheme
Preferences
Sky Blue
Select from among four colors (Sky Blue, Emerald, Raspberry, and Plum) to
change the color of the menu system and banner.
Emerald
Raspberry
Plum
You can select from one of four colors for the menu system
and the channel banner.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Time Menu
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
Translucency
Preferences
The translucency level you set is applied to the on-screen
menu system and channel banner for all inputs.
You can change the translucency (see-through) level of the menu screens.
Adjust the slider by using the left and right arrow buttons.
Pressorto move the indicator to the desired
translucency level for the on-screen menus.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Time Menu
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
Menu Language
6 Translucency
Menu Language
Preferences
English
Highlight with the and arrows. Select with the OK button.
Español
Resalte con las flechas y . Seleccione con el botón OK.
The menu language can be changed to one of three languages: English, Spanish
or French. The menu language can also be selected when using the Assisted
Setup menu.
Français
Mise en surbrillance avec et . Sélection avec OK.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
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Reference
Chapter Overview:
•
Troubleshooting
•
HDTV Specifications
•
Accessory Information
•
Limited Warranty
•
FCC Information
•
Care and Cleaning
•
Index
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Troubleshooting
Most problems you encounter with your TV can be corrected by consulting the following
troubleshooting list.
Note for U.S. customers: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service
Representative who will visit you home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and
to instruct you in its operation. For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359. For additional
assistance while using your RCA product, please visit www.rca.com/customersupport.
TV Problems
TV won’t turn on
•
Press the TV button or ON/OFF button while remote is in TV mode and there’s a source of power to
the outlet or outlet strip.
•
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 page 60.
•
When you first plug your TV into an outlet, the Power indicator on the front panel will light for
approximately 15 seconds and then go off during the initialization of the TV. The TV can only be
turned on after the Power indicator goes off. This happens every time power is reapplied to the TV.
•
Remote Setup might be set to the wrong option. Press MENU/OK on the front panel. Select
Connections, then Special Features, then Remote Setup. Choose TV (default).
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 Button Block in the Parental Controls menu and choosing Front
Buttons Unblocked.
•
Unplug the TV for five minutes and then plug it back in. Turn the TV on and try again.
TV turns off while playing
•
Sleep Timer or Wake-Up Timer may have been activated. Go to page 55 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. Wait five minutes. Plug in again.
TV turns on unexpectedly
•
Wake-Up Timer may have been activated. Go to page 55 for instructions.
Blank screen
•
Make sure you have connected the component to the TV correctly.
•
Make sure the component connected to the TV is turned on and tuned to the corresponding Video
Input Channel.
•
Try another channel, or press the INPUT or ANT•CAB button.
Unusual sound quality
•
Check the Graphic Equalizer and Sound Logic settings.
•
Check if SAP is turned on.
•
Check that the Audio Mode is set to your language.
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No sound, picture okay
•
Maybe the sound is muted. Try pressing the volume up button to restore sound.
•
If using an S-Video connection, component video and composite video, remember to also connect
the component’s L and R AUDIO OUT jacks to the TV’s L and R INPUT jacks.
•
Make sure the correct Audio Processor mode (Mono or Stereo and Expanded) is selected.
•
Check the Maximum and Initial Volume settings in the Special Features menu.
Channel search finds few channels
•
The cable connected to the CABLE and/or ANTENNA 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 cables connected to the CABLE and ANTENNA jacks, try swapping the cables. Cable
needs to be connected to the CABLE INPUT; off-air antenna needs to be connected to the
ANTENNA INPUT.
•
If you have a cable box, you can’t connect it to the ANTENNA jack. Connect it to the CABLE
INPUT or a Video Input jack.
•
Select all the options in the Channel Search menu, and retry channel search.
Can’t select certain 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 or INPUT button on your VCR).
•
You usually can’t change channels when a menu is on the screen (press the CLEAR button).
Noisy stereo reception
•
May be a weak station. Use Audio menu to choose Mono sound.
No picture, no sound but TV is on
•
The channel might be blank — change channels.
•
If you’re watching your VCR and it’s connected with coaxial cable to the CABLE/ANTENNA jack,
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 or INPUT button on your VCR).
•
If a channel doesn’t exist and you tune to scrambled QAM channel, Unusable Signal appears.
Sound okay, picture poor
•
Check antenna and video connections. Make sure all of the cables are firmly connected to the
jacks and they’re not damaged.
•
Try adjusting sharpness function to improve weak signals. Go to page 44 for more instructions.
•
Press the FORMAT button repeatedly to view the picture in different video formats. Analog
channels may look better when you use the Normal video format (the video format appears on
the right side of the channel banner).
Black box appears on the screen
•
Closed-captioning might be on. Check the Caption Display control panel in the Preferences menu.
Go to page 53 for more instructions.
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Video and audio are out of sync
•
If your TV is connected to an audio/video (A/V) receiver or home theatre system via the DIGITAL
AUDIO OUTPUT jack, read the following information.
If you’ve connected a component to your A/V receiver, such as a DVD player or satellite receiver,
you may experience a slight delay between the audio heard and the video seen. This occurs
because the digital audio is sent directly to the speakers while the video must be processed inside
the TV before it is displayed.
• If the component has Component Video (Y, Pb, Pr) jacks, connect these jacks to the TV’s
Y, Pb, Pr jacks to minimize the discrepancy. This works best if the component supports
Progressive Scan technology.
• If necessary, you can connect the component directly to the TV using L/R audio jacks and
bypassing the A/V receiver or you can program an audio delay in the A/V receiver so the audio
and video match up (not all audio equipment has the ability to program delays). Check the audio/
video Receiver’s manual.
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 component that you’re trying to operate.
•
Maybe remote is not in TV Mode. Press the TV button so the remote controls the 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 reset the remote: 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 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
Controls, select Lock TV.
I don’t remember my password and I want to unlock the TV
•
If you forget your password, put the remote in TV mode. Simultaneously press and hold MENU/
OK on the television and VOL down on the remote for 3 seconds. Nothing appears on the screen,
Parental Controls simply unlock and you can re-enter a password via Lock TV.
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
V-Chip Unrated to View separately in order to view movies with an NR rating.
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HDTV Specifications**
Tuning Capability
Channel Tuning ....................................................................... NTSC/ATSC/64 QAM - 256 QAM
Digital Cable Compatibility ..................................................... 64 QAM - 256, QAM, HDMI/DVI,
..................................................................................................Component, CableCARD slot
Video
3:2 Pull Down (Film Mode)..................................................... Reverse Diagonal
4:3 Format Control (Screen) ....................................................Normal, Cinerama, Zoom, Stretch,
..................................................................................................Auto Format Switch
Adjustable Color Warmth .........................................................Yes
Adjustable Picture Control .......................................................Yes
Auto Color Control ..................................................................Yes
Auto Flesh ................................................................................Yes
Convergence ............................................................................Auto and Manual
Comb Filter ...............................................................................Digital 3 Y/C
Contrast Expand ....................................................................... Off, Low, High
Optimum Contrast, High-Resolution Screen .......................... Yes
Edge Enhancement ..................................................................Off, Low, High
Horizontal Resolution (Picture Width) .................................... 1280
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Alpha H) .....................................80˚
Hybrid Lens System ................................................................. Yes
Picture Presets .......................................................................... Vibrant (Day), Natural,
..................................................................................................Cinematic (Night), Videogame,
..................................................................................................Professional, Personal
Picture Screen Pitch ................................................................. Screen .52mm
Scan Rate Converter ................................................................. Yes
Vertical Viewing Angle (Alpha V) ...........................................14˚
Wide Band Video Amplifier ....................................................Yes
Sound
Audio Power (Watts) Front Speakers ...................................... 20 Watts/Channel
Balance Control ........................................................................Yes
Broadcast Stereo w/dbx† Noise Reduction ............................. Yes
Sound Presets ...........................................................................7 plus Personal
Front Speakers .........................................................................2 Mid/Tweeter/Pass Rad
Fully Enclosed Speaker System ............................................... Yes
Graphic Equalizer .................................................................... 7 band
Second Audio Program (SAP) .................................................Yes
Sound Logic Audio Leveler ..................................................... Yes
† dbx is a registered trademark of Carillon Electronics Corporation.
**Specifications are subject to change.
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Convenience
Auto Channel Search ...........................................................
Multilingual On-screen Display ..........................................
Auto Tuning .........................................................................
Closed Captioning ...............................................................
Front Button Block ..............................................................
Commercial Skip ..................................................................
Parental Control with USA & Canada V-Chip ....................
Picture Reset ........................................................................
Picture-in-Picture (PIP) ........................................................
Picture Memory Presets for Video Inputs ..........................
(Individual Memory)
Clock (Time), Sleep and Wake-Up Timers ........................
Yes
English, French, Spanish
Yes
Analog & Digital
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes, in Menu
Analog on Analog
Yes
Yes
Front Panel
Stereo Headphone Jack ....................................................... 3.5mm Stereo Mini-jack
Front A/V Input ................................................................... Composite with S-Video
Back Panel Inputs/Outputs
Composite A/V Inputs with Autodetect S-Videos ..............
Component with composite audio/video inputs ...............
..............................................................................................
Antenna/Cable Inputs .........................................................
HDMI/DVI Input (with Audio Input menu selection) .......
Broadband Connection (Ethernet RJ45) .............................
Audio/Video (Record) Output ............................................
Digital Audio Output ...........................................................
CableCARD slot ...................................................................
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SYNCROSCAN
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Accessory Information
Below are accessories available to compliment your product. Prices are subject to change
without notice. All accessories are subject to availability.
A shipping and handling fee will be charged upon ordering, and we are required by law to
collect the appropriate sales tax for each individual state, county and locality to which the
merchandise is being sent.
How to Order
To place your order by phone, have your Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card ready and call
the toll-free number listed below. Use this number only to place an order for accessory
items listed on these two pages.
1-800-338-0376
Monaural VCR Dubbing Audio/
Video Cable is a double cable
that lets you connect the video
and audio jacks of two VHS VCRs
to duplicate tapes. It can also be
used to connect a VCR to your
TV. The cable is color-coded and
shielded. It has RCA-type phono
plugs on each end. Gold-Tipped
cable, VH83 (6-ft)
Stereo VCR Dubbing Audio/
Video Cable is a triple cable that
lets you connect the VIDEO and
AUDIO jacks of stereo components.
Gold-Tipped cable, VH84 (6-ft)
Screw-on Cable* attaches to the round
antenna connectors (called 75-ohm Ftype) on the back of your VCR or TV.
The ends screw onto the connectors for
a secure connection. VH82 (6-ft), VH81
(3-ft)
S-Video Cable has multi-pin
connectors on each end for connecting
S-Video components to your TV. VH976
(6-ft), VH913 (12-ft)
RG-6 Coaxial Burial Cable with
weatherproof “F” connectors. D905
Push-on Cable* attaches to the round
antenna connectors (called 75-ohm Ftype) on the back of your VCR or TV.
The ends push on for a quick
connection. VH89 (6-ft)
* This accessory is intended for use with an off-air or cable TV signal distribution and is not suitable for distribution of
the satellite signal originating from your satellite dish antenna.
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Optical/SPDIF cables help
you connect to a component
with an Optical Audio In jack,
such as a Dolby Digital
decoder or receiver. DV3 (3ft),DV6 (6-ft)
Network Category 6 cables
help you connect to a
component with an ethernet
jack. High performance
500MHz Bandwith, 5x
bandwidth of standard
Category 5 cable TP603N (3-ft),
TP607N (7-ft), TP625N (25-ft)
Remote Control This is the
remote control that came
packed with your TV.
Replacements or spares can be
ordered as needed.
ON OFF
DVD
AUX
TV
CH
VOL
MUTE
GO BACK
CLEAR
MENU
OK
INFO
FREEZE
GUIDE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
INPUT
REVERSE
PIP
Part No.
VH81
Screw-on antenna cable* (6-ft)
VH82
$4.95
Push-on antenna cable* (6-ft)
VH89
$5.95
Weatherproof “F” Connector (2)
VHD905
$5.95
Monaural VCR Dubbing Cable (6-ft)
VH83
$5.95
Stereo VCR Dubbing Cable (6-ft)
VH84
$9.95
S-Video Cable (6-ft)
VH976
$7.95
S-Video Cable (12-ft)
VH913
$14.95
2-way Signal Splitter*
VH47
$3.95
4-way Signal Splitter*
VH49
$6.95
Amplified Antenna
ANT200
$49.95
Antenna Mixer
193984
$11.15
Remote Control
265092
*
Optical/SPDIF Cable (3-ft)
DV3
$15.95
Optical/SPDIF Cable (6-ft)
DV6
$19.95
Audio•Video Adapter
228449
$4.45
Diplexer
VHD920
$19.95
Network Category 6 Cable (3-ft)
TP603N
$14.95
Network Category 6 Cable (7-ft)
TP607N
$19.95
Network Category 6 Cable (25-ft)
TP625N
$29.95
Price
$3.95
SKIP
FORMAT
RECORD
Description
Screw-on antenna cable* (3-ft)
0
PLAY
9
ANT•CAB
FORWARD
STOP
PAUSE
SWAP
CH CTRL
Remote Control
2-way Signal Splitter,
4-way Signal Splitter*
helps you connect to other
components.
* Price not available at time of printing
2-way Splitter (VH47)
4-way Splitter (VH49)
Amplified VHF/UHF/FM
Antenna allows you to easily
switch from the antenna signal
to cable or satellite easily
without disconnecting antenna.
ANT200
* This accessory is intended for use with an off-air or
cable TV signal distribution and is not suitable for
distribution of the satellite signal originating from your
satellite dish antenna.
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Limited Warranty
What your warranty covers:
• Defects in materials or workmanship.
For how long after your purchase:
• One year from date of purchase for labor.
• One year from date of purchase for parts.
• Two years from date of purchase for the picture tube.
The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm,
whichever comes first.
What we will do:
•
•
Pay an Authorized Service Center the labor charges to repair your unit.
Pay an Authorized Service Center for the new, or at our option, refurbished replacement parts and picture tube required
to repair your unit.
How you get service:
• Call 1--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.
What your warranty does not cover:
• Customer instruction. (Your Owner’s Manual describes how to install, adjust, and operate your unit. Any additional
information should be obtained from your dealer.)
• Installation and related adjustments.
• Damage resulting from non-approved installation methods.
• Signal reception problems not caused by your unit.
• Damage from misuse or neglect.
• Batteries.
• Images burnt onto the screen.
• A television that has been modified or incorporated into other products, or is used for institutional or other commercial
purposes.
• A unit purchased or serviced outside the U.S.A.
• Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage.
Product Registration:
• Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card 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. ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION
GIVEN BY THOMSON INC., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY
INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.
• REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE
CONSUMER. THOMSON INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY ARE
GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE
LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS
PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
How State Law relates to warranty:
• Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
• This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state.
If you purchased your unit outside the United States:
• This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.
Service calls which do not involve defective materials or workmanship are not covered by this warranty. Costs
of such service calls are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
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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
Care and Cleaning
CAUTION: Turn OFF your TV before cleaning.
You can clean the TV as required, using a soft lint-free cloth. Be sure to occasionally dust the
ventilation slots in the cabinet to help assure adequate ventilation.
The TV’s screen may be cleaned with a soft, lint-free cloth as well. Take care not to scratch or mar
the screen. If necessary, you may use a cloth dampened with warm water.
Never use strong cleaning agents, such as ammonia-based cleaners, or abrasive powder. These types
of cleaners will damage the TV.
While cleaning do not spray liquid directly on the screen, or allow liquid to run down the screen and
inside the TV. Also, avoid placing drinks or vases with water on top of the TV. This could increase
the risk of fire or shock hazard or damage to the TV.
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Symbols
3:2 pulldown 46
A
Accessories 63
Action buttons 43
Advanced Settings 46
Age-based rating
Blocking 33
Viewing 33
Age-Based Ratings
Canada, English 35
Canada, French 37
USA 32
Analog captions 53
Analog TV channel 29
ANT•CAB button 20
ANTENNA INPUT jack 10
Arrow buttons 20
Aspect ratio 28
Assisted setup 16
Audio
remote codes 25
Audio menu 47
Audio Connections 49
Audio Mode 48
Audio Processor 47
Balance 48
Dynamic Bass 49
Equalizer presets 47
SAP 48
Sound logic 48
Audio Mode 48
Audio mode display 28
AUDIO OUTPUT
Digital 10
Audio processor 47
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT Jacks
8
Authorized service 7, 58, 65
Auto color 45
Auto converge 45
Auto Tuning 37, 51
Antenna Input 37
Cable Input 37
Front Input 38
HDMI/DVI Input 38
Input 1 38
Input 2 38
Automatic code search 22
AUX button 20
B
Balance 48
Batteries, installing 16
Batteries, remote 60
Block
Age-Based Ratings 33
Front Panel 37
Movie ratings 34
Specific Content Themes 33
V-Chip Unrated Program 36
Buttons
ANT•CAB 20
Arrows 20
AUX 20
CH CTRL 20
Channel down 11, 20
Channel up 11, 20
CLEAR 20
Don't work 58
DVD 20
FORMAT 20
FORWARD 21
FREEZE 20
Front panel 11
GO BACK 20
GUIDE 20
INFO 20
INPUT 21
MENU 21
MENU/OK 11
Number 20
OK 21
ON•OFF 21
PAUSE 21
PIP 21, 38
PLAY 21
Power 11
RECORD 21
Remote control 20
REVERSE 21, 22
STOP 21
SWAP 21
TV 21
Volume up/down 11, 21
C
Cable Box remote codes 25
Cable INPUT jack 10
CableCARD
slot 10
Tools menu 52
CableCARD Tools 52
Cables
to connect 6
Canada
English ratings 36
French ratings 36
V-Chip unrated program 36
Canada V-Chip 35
Caption
display 53
priority 54
style 54
Captions
Analog 53
Background color 54
Background opacity 54
Color 54
Digital 54
Font 54
Opacity 54
Size 54
Care and cleaning 67
CH CTRL button 20
Channel
banner 28
information 28
Initial 51
lists 30
search 17, 50
up/down buttons 11, 20
Channel numbers 29
Channels
Digital or Analog 29
Chart, of connections 7
Choice fields 43
Choice lists 43
Choose Your Connection 7
Cinematic picture setting 44
Cinerama, screen format 55
Cleaning and care 67
CLEAR button 20
Clock display 28
Closed captioning 53
Code list
Audio 25
Cable Box 25
DVD 25
HD Receiver 25
Satellite Receiver 25
TV 25
VCR 24
Color 44
Color scheme 56
Color Warmth 45
Commercial skip 28
Components, connecting 7
Connections
TV, CableCARD 15
TV, HDMI or DVI Component
14
TV, Satellite Receiver, VCR 13
TV, VCR, DVD Player 12
Connections menu 49
Audio Tuning 51
Channel search 50
Ethernet setup 52
Signal source 51
Signal Strength 50
Software upgrade 50
Special Features 51
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Content Themes 32
Blocking 33
Viewing 34
Contrast 44
Contrast Expand 46
Control panels 42
Controls
Menus 42
Parental 30
Reset 46
Convergence 45
D
Digital Audio Out 49
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT jack
10
Digital captions 54
Digital TV channel 29
Direct entry programning 22
DVD button 20
DVD remote codes 25
DVI Audio Input 49
Dynamic Bass 49
E
EAS 39
Edge Enhancement 46
Emergency Alert System 39
Equalizer presets 47
ETHERNET jack 9
Ethernet setup 52
Expanded Stereo 47
F
FCC information 67
Film Mode 46
Format
Screen 55
FORMAT button 20
FORWARD button 21
FREEZE button 20
Front panel
block 37
Buttons 11
jacks 11
G
GO BACK button 20
Graphic equalizer 47
GUIDE button 20
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H
HD Receiver remote codes 25
HDMI/DVI jack 10
HDTV specifications 61
Help text 42
I
Audio 48
Mono 47
Mute
Closed captioning 53
Mute button 21
OK button 21
ON•OFF button 21
Overheating 6
P
R
Parental Control icon 28
Parental controls 30
Channel lists 30
Editing channels 31
Lock/unlock 30
Password, V-chip 60
PAUSE button 21
Personal picture setting 44
Picture Quality menu 44
Advanced Settings 46
Auto color 45
Color warmth 45
Contrast Expand 46
Convergence 45
Edge Enhancement 46
Picture presets 44
Picture settings 44
Reset controls 46
Picture settings 44
Picture-in-Picture 38
PIP
Arrow buttons 38
Buttons 38
CH CTRL button 38
FREEZE button 38
operation 38
Problems 39
SWAP button 38
PIP button 21, 38
PIP, using 38
PLAY button 21
Power button 11
Power surges 6
Preferences menu 52
Analog captions 53
Caption style 54
Captions Priority 54
Closed captioning 53
Color scheme 56
Rating Limits
movies 34
Ratings
Blocking movie 34
Viewing movie 34
RECORD button 21
Remote
Programming 21
Remote control
Batteries 16
Buttons 20
Code list 24
Indicator 20
Remote Setup 52
Reset controls 46
REVERSE button 21
Things to Consider Before You
Connect 6
Time display 28
Time of Day 55
Timer
Sleep 55
Wake-Up 55
Translucency 56
Troubleshooting 58
Turn on TV 16
TV button 21
TV, CableCARD connection 15
TV, HDMI or DVI component
connection 14
TV problems 58
TV remote codes 25
TV, Satellite Receiver, VCR
connection 13
TV, VCR, DVD Player connection 12
S
U
S-VIDEO jack 9
SAP 48
SAP display 28
Satellite Receiver remote codes
25
Screen Format 55
Search
Automatic code 22
Channels 50
Second audio program 48
Service, authorized 7
Setup
Ethernet 52
Setup, assisted 16
Signal source 51
Signal Strength 50
SKIP button 21
Sleep timer 28, 55
Sliders 43
Software upgrade 50
USA
V-Chip TV ratings 31
N
Natural picture setting 44
Normal, screen format 55
Number buttons 20
Numeric entries 43
Icons
Channel banner 28
Indicator 20
Indirect light 6
INFO button 20
Initial channel 51
Initial volume 51
INPUT 1 jacks 8
INPUT 2 jacks 9
INPUT button 21
O
J
Jacks
ANTENNA INPUT 10
CABLE INPUT 10
COMPONENT/COMPOSITE
INPUT 9
COMPOSITE INPUT 9
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT 10
Ethernet 9
Front panel 11
HDMI/DVI 10
S-VIDEO 9
L
Language
Menu 17, 56
LED, front panel 58
Limited warranty 65
M
Main Menu 42
Maximum volume 51
MENU button 21, 42
Menu controls 42
Action buttons 43
Choice fields 43
Choice lists 43
Numeric entries 43
Sliders 43
Menu language 17, 56
MENU/OK button 11
Menus 42
Audio 47
Moving through 42
Picture Quality 44
Preferences 52
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Special Features 51
Specifications 61
Back panel 62
Front panel 62
Sound 61
Stand 6
Stereo 47
Expanded 47
STOP button 21
Stretch, screen format 55
Subchannels 50
SWAP button 21
Digital captions 54
Menu language 56
Screen Format 55
Time 55
Translucency 56
Problems
Audio 59
Parental controls 60
Remote control 60
TV 58
V-Chip 60
Professional picture setting 44
Program title 28
Programming the remote
Automatic code search 22
Direct entry 22
Pulse code modulation 49
T
V
V-Chip 30
Age-Based Ratings 31
Blocking age-based 33
Blocking Movies 34
Canada 31, 35
Content Themes 31
USA 31
USA TV ratings 31
Viewing age-based rating 33
V-chip display 28
V-Chip rating screen 32
V-Chip unrated program 36
VCR remote codes 24
Vibrant picture setting 44
Video Input Setup 51
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Videogame picture setting 44
Viewing
Movie ratings 34
Specific content themes 34
Volume
Initial 51
Maximum 51
Volume up button 11
Volume up/down buttons 21
W
Warranty, limited 65
Y
Y/Video Pb Pr jacks 9
Z
Zoom, screen format 55
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Visit the RCA website at www.rca.com
Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only
add delays in service for your product.
Thomson Inc.
10330 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46290
©2004 Thomson Inc.
Trademark(s)® Registered
Marca(s) Registrada(s)
Printed in USA
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