RCA HD61W140 Flat Panel Television User Manual

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user’s guide for:
high-definition television
HD52W140 / HD61W140 / HD65W140
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. 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: ______________________________________________________________________________
VCR Plus+, C3, PlusCode, G-LINK, and GUIDE Plus are trademarks of Gemstar Development Corporation.
The VCR Plus+ and GUIDE Plus+ systems are manufactured under license from Gemstar Development Corporation
and VCR Index Sysems B.V., respectively.
THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC. AND GEMSTAR ARE NOT IN ANY WAY LIABLE FOR THE ACCURACY OF THE
PROGRAM SCHEDULE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM. IN NO EVENT SHALL
THOMSON MULTIMEDIA OR GEMSTAR BE LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNTS REPRESENTING LOSS OF PROFITS,
LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE
PROVISION OR USE OF ANY INFORMATION EQUIPMENT, OR SERVICES RELATING TO THE GUIDE PLUS+
SYSTEM.
VCR required for recording.
Introduction
Key Features Overview
Your TV is equipped with features that will add to your TV viewing experience. The following
information summarizes a few of these features. Chapter 3 provides more information about the
rest of the TV’s features and how to use them.
On-screen Program Guide
The GUIDE Plus+ system is a “no-fee,” on-screen interactive list of programs
and information that is built into your TV. You can scroll through the guide to
see what’s on and tune directly to that program from the guide. You can also
browse programs by category with the Sort feature or sort them alphabetically.
When you access the News feature, MSNBC will appear in your video window if
available and display current news stories by headline. One-Touch VCR
Recording is another benefit of the GUIDE Plus+ system. You don’t have to
remember to program your VCR or use the menus in your VCR to set up a
recording.
Complete the on-screen assisted setup. You’ll find detailed instructions in
Chapter 1.
V-Chip: Parental Controls
You can block programs and movies by content, age-based ratings, and/or
movie ratings. Set up the Parental Controls menu in the TV’s main menu
(Chapter 3 has details). The broadcasters must use the rating system when they
send the program to your TV in order for your TV to block the program. The TV
must be locked for the parental controls settings to take effect.
DTVLink® (Digital Television Link)
Better known to some as IEEE 1394 or FireWire*, these jacks enable connection
of high-speed digital technology to devices with a DTVLink logo on them. With
the two DTVLink connectors, you can network your digital devices by linking
them together.
Web Browser
A web browsing software package is built into your television that allows access
to the Internet including the W.W.W. The browser interprets HTML (HyperText
Markup Language), the programming language of the Internet, into the words
and graphics (jpeg and gif files) that you see when viewing a web page. This
browser has some limitations and might not be equipped to interpret all files,
such as streaming video and audio. You’ll need a high-speed connection, such
as a DSL (digital subscriber line) unit or cable modem to use the web browser.
DTVLINK® Certification Logo is a U.S. registered mark of CEA.
*FireWire is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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Introduction
RECORD
OUTPUT
Record Output Jacks
VIDEO
AUDIO
R
You can record digital TV (and analog) programs by using the RECORD
OUTPUT VIDEO OUT and AUDIO OUT L/R (you can also record analog
programs). Your TV must be tuned to the channel in order to record the
program.
L
Integrated HDTV Tuner
Decodes all 16 formats of ATSC Digital TV broadcasts for a clearer picture
without ghosting or snow. Decodes NTSC analog TV broadcasts. For digital TV,
can output sound in Dolby Digital 5.1 and pictures in 16:9 widescreen (if the
broadcast supports it).
Menu Path
On-Screen Help Text
The elaborate on-screen help text along with the user’s guide assists you in
learning to use the features of your television. A menu path appears at the top
of the screen to remind you where you are in the menu system. The help text
consists of step-by-step instructions, definitions, information, tips, etc.
Auto Tuning
The Auto Tuning feature allows you to set up the TV to tune to a specific
channel when you press a certain component (VCR, DVD Player, etc.) button on
the remote. See Chapter 3 for details.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Key Features Overview ................................................................................................................... 1
Chapter 1: Connections & Setup
Things to Consider Before You Connect ........................................................................................ 6
Choose Your Connection ................................................................................................................. 7
How to Connect: TV + VCR + DVD Player ............................................................................... 8
How to Connect: TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR ...................................................................... 9
How to Connect: Dolby Digital Receiver + Speakers ............................................................ 10
How to Connect: A/V Amplifier/Receiver + Speakers ........................................................... 10
How to Connect: TV + Speakers ............................................................................................ 11
Explanation of Input Jacks and Cables ........................................................................................ 12
Back of the TV ................................................................................................................................ 14
Why You Should Connect the G-LINK Cable ................................................................................ 17
How to Find the Remote Sensor ............................................................................................ 17
Placing the G-LINK Wands ..................................................................................................... 17
The Front of Your TV ..................................................................................................................... 18
Front Inputs ............................................................................................................................. 18
Front Panel .............................................................................................................................. 18
Plug in the TV ................................................................................................................................. 19
Put batteries in the remote ........................................................................................................... 19
Turn on the TV ............................................................................................................................... 19
Complete the Assisted Setup ........................................................................................................ 20
Set the Menu Language ......................................................................................................... 20
Complete Channel Search ...................................................................................................... 20
The GUIDE Plus+ System Setup .............................................................................................. 20
What to Expect .............................................................................................................................. 24
Next Steps ...................................................................................................................................... 24
Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control
The Buttons on the Remote Control ............................................................................................
Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components ........................................................
Using the Input Button .................................................................................................................
Code List .........................................................................................................................................
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Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Features
About the Channel Banner ...........................................................................................................
Digital or Analog TV Channel .......................................................................................................
About the GUIDE Plus+ System ....................................................................................................
Parental Controls ...........................................................................................................................
Lock/Unlock TV .......................................................................................................................
Channel Lists ...........................................................................................................................
How V-Chip Works ..................................................................................................................
V-Chip Unrated Program Block ..............................................................................................
Front Button Block .................................................................................................................
Web Browser Block .................................................................................................................
Auto Tuning Feature ......................................................................................................................
PIP (Picture-in-Picture) Operation .................................................................................................
Using the Web Browser ................................................................................................................
Browser Screen Burn Prevention ...........................................................................................
Saving Your Favorite URLs .....................................................................................................
Controlling the Web Browser ................................................................................................
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Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System
Menus, On-screen Help and Control Panels ................................................................................
Exiting a menu ........................................................................................................................
On-Screen Help .......................................................................................................................
Control Panels .........................................................................................................................
Picture Quality Menu ....................................................................................................................
Picture Settings .......................................................................................................................
Picture Presets .........................................................................................................................
Auto Color ...............................................................................................................................
Color Warmth .........................................................................................................................
Noise Filter ..............................................................................................................................
Convergence ...........................................................................................................................
SVM .........................................................................................................................................
Reset Controls .........................................................................................................................
Audio Menu ...................................................................................................................................
Graphic Equalizer ...................................................................................................................
Audio Processor ......................................................................................................................
Sound Logic .............................................................................................................................
Audio Language .....................................................................................................................
SAP (Second Audio Program) .................................................................................................
Balance ....................................................................................................................................
Fixed/Variable Out ..................................................................................................................
Digital Audio Out ...................................................................................................................
Subwoofer ...............................................................................................................................
Time Menu .....................................................................................................................................
Connections Menu .........................................................................................................................
Antenna Info ...........................................................................................................................
Channel Search .......................................................................................................................
Software Upgrade ..................................................................................................................
Signal Source ...........................................................................................................................
Signal Type ..............................................................................................................................
Auto Tuning ............................................................................................................................
DTVLINK® (Digital Television Link) .......................................................................................
Special Features ......................................................................................................................
Ethernet Setup ........................................................................................................................
Preferences Menu ..........................................................................................................................
Closed Captioning ..................................................................................................................
Screen Format .........................................................................................................................
Record Output ........................................................................................................................
Color Scheme ..........................................................................................................................
Translucency ............................................................................................................................
Menu Language ......................................................................................................................
Digital Channel Info ...............................................................................................................
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Chapter 5: Reference
Troubleshooting.............................................................................................................................
Accessory Information ..................................................................................................................
Limited Warranty ...........................................................................................................................
Care and Cleaning .........................................................................................................................
Index ...............................................................................................................................................
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Chapter 1
Connections & Setup
Chapter Overview:
•
Things to Consider Before You Connect
•
Choose Your Connection
•
How To Connect
•
Back of the TV
•
Why You Should Connect the G-LINK Cable
•
The Front of Your TV
•
Plug in the TV
•
Put Batteries in the Remote
•
How to Use the Remote Control to Complete
the Assisted Setup
•
Turn on the TV
•
Complete the Assisted Setup
Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
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Connections & Setup
Things to Consider Before You Connect
Protect Against Power Surges
•
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
•
Don’t block ventilation holes on any of the components. Arrange the components so that air
can circulate freely.
•
Don’t stack components.
•
When 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.
Connection Illustrations
The components used in the connection illustrations are for representation only. The input jacks
and the output jacks on the back of your components (VCR, DVD player, etc.,) might look different
than those illustrated.
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Choose Your Connection
There are several ways to connect your television, 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 page 12.
Components
Cables
Needed
Connection
Title
Go to...
Coaxial
TV + DVD + VCR
page 8
TV + Satellite
Receiver + VCR
page 9
TV + A/V
Receiver + VCR
page 10
Audio/video
DVD
TV
VCR
G-LINK
Component
Coaxial
Audio/video
lite
tel v e r
a
S
cei
Re
TV
VCR
G-LINK
Coaxial
Audio/video
TV
A/V
er
eiv
c
e
R
VCR
G-LINK
Cables You Need to Connect Components to Your TV
The pictures below show the cables you may need for the connections represented in this book.
Note: Please locate the G-LINK cable (provided) when you’re getting ready to set up your TV. You need to connect this
cable to your TV and to your VCR and/or cable box in order for all of the features of the program guide to work
properly.
G-LINK cable
Chapter 1
Composite Video
Audio/ Video cables
Coaxial cable
S-Video cable
Component Video
Y•Pb•Pr cables
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Connections & Setup
DVD
R
AUDIO
L
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
IN
PR
VIDEO
PB
S-VIDEO
Y
OUT
CABLE
TV
OR
2
OFF-AIR ANTENNA
2
DVD
RIGHT
LEFT
TV
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
INPUT 2
V
3A
VIDEO
ANTENNA IN
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
INPUT 4
PR
V
PR
VIDEO
INPUT 5
DVI-HDTV
S-VIDEO
L/MONO
L/MONO
L/MONO
R
R
R
AUDIO
INPUT 1
VCR
VIDEO
INPUT 3
V
S-VIDEO
VCR
TV EXT AMP
L
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
V
EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER
MAXIMUM POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
INTERNAL
SPEAKER
SOURCE
AUDIO
INPUT 2
AUDIO
INPUT 3
PB
Y
L/MONO
R
AUDIO
INPUT 4
PB
Y
L/MONO
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
1
R
OUT
RECORD
OUTPUT
VIDEO
VIDEO
L
AUDIO R
ANTENNA B
INPUT
IN
ANTENNA A
INPUT
AUDIO
ANTENNA OUT
R
3B
How to Connect: TV + VCR + DVD Player
L
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
ETHERNET
G-LINK
Connect G-LINK Cable (see page 17)
1. Connect your cable or off-air signal to ANTENNA A.
If you have cable and off-air antennas, connect the cable signal to ANTENNA A INPUT (antenna A is the only source for
GUIDE Plus+ System). Connect the off-air antenna to ANTENNA B INPUT. If you have only an off-air antenna, connect it
to ANTENNA A INPUT.
2. Connect your DVD Player to your TV.
Connect the DVD player’s component and audio outputs to INPUT 3 on the TV using component cables (connecting the
video jack does not affect the component connection). If your DVD player has composite audio/video and an S-Video
output, use INPUTs 1 or 2 and use the S-Video jack instead of the video jack.
Notes: If you are using an S-Video cable (INPUT 1 or 2) or component video cables, you must also use audio cables. The
S-Video cable and component video cables only transfers 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 or S-Video connection. Don’t forget to also connect audio cables when using the component video cables.
3. Connect your VCR to your TV.
A. Connect the VCR’s audio/video outputs to INPUT 1 (audio/video) on the TV using composite audio/video cables.
B. Connect the VCR’s audio/video inputs to RECORD OUTPUT on the TV. This enables recording of digital programs
(unless copy protected, using DVI HDTV or component video formats), as well as analog programs.
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 inputs.
• The VCR can be viewed on the INPUT 1 channel.
• The DVD player can be viewed on the INPUT 3 channel.
Note: You can set up the TV to automatically tune to the correct input channel. This is called Auto Tuning. (See Chapter 3
for more information.)
Go to page 17
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2B
VCR
R
AUDIO
L
R
AUDIO
L
CABLE
ANTENNA IN
VIDEO
IN
TV
OR
VIDEO
OUT
OFF-AIR ANTENNA
ANTENNA OUT
2A
1
RIGHT
lite r
l
e
t
S a eive
c
Re
LEFT
TV
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
INPUT 2
V
EXT AMP
VIDEO
INPUT 3
V
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
INPUT 4
PR
V
PR
VIDEO
INPUT 5
DVI-HDTV
S-VIDEO
L/MONO
L/MONO
L/MONO
PB
L/MONO
R
R
R
Y
R
AUDIO
INPUT 4
AUDIO
INPUT 1
3
TV
L
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
V
EXTERNAL AMPLiFIER
MAXIMUMPOWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
INTERNAL
SPEAKER
SOURCE
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
AUDIO
INPUT 2
AUDIO
INPUT 3
PB
Y
L/MONO
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
RECORD
OUTPUT
VIDEO
VCR
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
ANTENNA B
INPUT
ANTENNA A
INPUT
AUDIO
S-VIDEO
R
L
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
ETHERNET
G-LINK
Connect G-LINK Cable (see page 17)
How to Connect: TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR
1. Connect your cable or off-air signal to ANTENNA A.
If you have cable and off-air antennas, connect the cable signal to ANTENNA A INPUT (antenna A is the only source for
GUIDE Plus+ System). Connect the off-air antenna to ANTENNA B INPUT. If you have only an off-air antenna, connect it
to ANTENNA A INPUT.
2. Connect your VCR to your TV.
A. Connect the VCR’s audio/video outputs to INPUT 1 (audio/video) on the TV using composite audio/video cables.
B. Connect the VCR’s audio/video inputs to RECORD OUTPUT on the TV. This enables recording of digital programs
(unless copy protected, using DVI HDTV or component video formats), as well as analog programs.
3. Connect your Satellite Receiver to your TV.
Connect the satellite receiver’s audio/video output jacks to the INPUT 2 AUDIO (R and L) and VIDEO jacks on the TV
using composite cables. If your satellite receiver has an S-Video output, you can make the video connection by using the
S-Video jacks instead. If your satellite receiver has component outputs, then use INPUT 3 or 4.
Note: If you are using an S-Video cable or component video cables, you must also use audio cables. The S-Video cable
and component video cables only transfers 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 inputs.
• The VCR can be viewed on the INPUT 1 channel.
• The satellite receiver can be viewed on the INPUT 2 channel.
Note: You can set up the TV to automatically tune to the correct input channel. This is called Auto Tuning. (See Chapter 3
for more information.)
Go to page 17
Chapter 1
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Connections & Setup
How to Connect: Dolby Digital Receiver + Speakers
If you own a Dolby Digital® or PCM (Pulse-Code Modulation) receiver that uses an optical cable-type input, connect an
optical cable for excellent audio quality. Connect one end of the optical cable to the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack on your TV
to the Optical Input Jack on your receiver/amplifier receiver. Consult your Dolby Digital receiver manual to complete
speaker hookup to the receiver.
You might want to switch INTERNAL SPEAKER SOURCE to EXT AMP and connect the audio receiver’s CENTER SPEAKER
OUTPUT to the TV’s EXT AMP input to use the TV’s internal speakers as a center speaker.
•
•
Go to Audio menu and select Audio Select if your receiver can decode DD and PCM.
Go to Audio menu and select PCM if your receiver can decode only PCM.
How to Connect: A/V Amplifier/Receiver + Speakers
1.
Connect the FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT from the TV to an A/V amplifier/receiver using audio cables.
2.
Be sure to go to the Fixed/Variable Out screen in the Audio menu and select whether you want the FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO OUTPUT jacks to send fixed volume audio or variable volume audio.
• Fixed Output provides fixed-level audio output from the TV. This audio output is ideal for connecting to an A/V
receiver that has its own volume control.
• Variable Output provides variable-level audio output. Volume levels are controlled by the volume controls on
the TV and TV remote control.
3.
Use speaker wire to connect the TV to external speakers.
• The EXT/INT W/EXT SURR switch beside the jacks lets you turn the TV’s internal speakers on or off. The
default position of the switch is INT W/EXT SURR.
• If you connect speakers and place the switch in the INT W/EXT SURR position, you get audio from the internal
speakers as well as L minus R from both external speakers. This connection gives you a matrix surround effect.
• If you connect speakers and place the switch in the EXT position, you get audio from the external speakers
only. The TV’s internal speakers are turned off.
Notes: The external speaker rating is 8 ohms with 30 watts total power handling capabilities.
Subwoofer status is not affected by the EXT/INT W/EXT SURR switch setting.
RIGHT
TV
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
LEFT
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
MAXIMUM AMPLIFIER POWER RATING
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
INTERNAL
SPEAKER
SOURCE
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
TV
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
INPUT 2
VIDEO
INPUT 3
V
V
EXT AMP
L
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
V
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
INPUT 4
PR V
PR
VIDEO
INPUT 5
DVI-HDTV
S-VIDEO
L/MONO
L/MONO
L/MONO
PB L/MONO
PB
L/MONO
R
R
R
Y
Y
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
AUDIO
INPUT 1
AUDIO
INPUT 2
AUDIO
INPUT 3
R
AUDIO
INPUT 4
RECORD
OUTPUT
–
+
–
VIDEO
ANTENNA B
INPUT
+
ANTENNA A
INPUT
AUDIO
R
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
ETHERNET
L
G-LINK
A/V AMPLIFIER
Back of Right Speaker
CD
IN
L
R
TAPE
IN
OUT
TV
IN
VCR
IN
RIGHT
LEFT
OUT
Back of Left Speaker
+
–
*“Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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How to Connect: TV + Speakers
You can connect up to two additional speakers to the TV: one to the RIGHT terminal, and one to
the LEFT terminal.
1.
If necessary, remove the vinyl covering from the ends of the speaker wire and twist the wire
core.
2.
Open the lever on the speaker terminal.
3.
Insert the wire core into the hole. Be sure to connect the (+) to (+) and (-) to (-).
4.
Close the lever. Pull gently on the wire to see that it’s connected securely.
5.
Place the SPEAKER SELECT EXT/INT W/EXT SURR switch is in the INT W/EXT SURR
position to hear the TV’s internal speakers.
6.
Go to the Audio menu and Fixed/Variable Out screen and make sure Variable Out - Speakers
On is selected.
Notes: When connecting the speaker wire, make sure you connect the
positive (+) terminal on the TV to the positive (+) terminal on the speaker.
One side of the speaker wire is usually marked with a white stripe to help
you match the terminals correctly. If the (+) and (-) terminals are not
matched properly, the speakers will not be “in phase,” causing reduction
in bass frequencies.
Speaker wire
RIGHT
LEFT
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
Do not allow the wire core to touch other wires or terminals. Damage to
components could result if the cores of two wires touch.
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
Arrange the speakers in your TV room to achieve maximum sound quality.
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
L
RIGHT
LEFT
EXT
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
MAXIMUM AMPLIFIER POWER RATING
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
TV
EXT AMP
L
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
INPUT 2
V
S-VIDEO
–
INTERNAL
SPEAKER
SOURCE
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
V
TV
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
SPEAKER
SELECT
VIDEO
INPUT 3
VIDEO
INPUT 4
V
PR V
PR
VIDEO
INPUT 5
DVI-HDTV
S-VIDEO
L/MONO
L/MONO
L/MONO
PB L/MONO
PB
L/MONO
R
R
R
Y
Y
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
+
AUDIO
INPUT 1
AUDIO
INPUT 2
AUDIO
INPUT 3
R
AUDIO
INPUT 4
–
+
RECORD
OUTPUT
VIDEO
ANTENNA B
INPUT
ANTENNA A
INPUT
AUDIO
R
L
Back of Right Speaker
Chapter 1
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
ETHERNET
G-LINK
Back of Left Speaker
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Explanation of Input Jacks and Cables
This section describes the jacks and cables you might use to make connections (cables may be ordered separately by using
the order form on page 75). 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 improvement for comparison. If you use the DVI-HDTV and DTV LINK, the picture improvement can be noticeable
depending on the source material. The component jacks are considered an excellent improvement; S-Video and composite
jacks are considered very good while the antenna RF connection is good.
VIDEO
INPUT 5
DVI-HDTV
DVI-HDTV (Digital Visual Interface-High Definition Television) Connector
DVI-HDTV is an uncompressed, digital video interface designed to deliver
digital video in its native format. It supports the overlay of high-resolution
graphics used by some program guides and interactive devices. The signal
speed through a DVI-HDTV interface reaches 1.78 gigabits per second with
high-definition video. Audio information is carried separately
Note: Remember to connect the left and right audio cables because the
S-Video cable carries only the picture signal, not the sound.
DTVLink® (Digital Television Link) Connectors
DTVLink is a compressed digital video input offering an IEEE-1394 type video
connection from consumer devices such as satellite receivers, cable receivers,
and digital recorders that meet the CEA specifications for DTVLink. DTVLink is
better known to some as 1394 or FireWire for digital televisions. If your 1394
device has the DTVLink logo on it, it should work with this TV. Audio and
video information is carried on a single wire. You can use either or both
connectors to link your devices.
ETHERNET
Digital Audio
Output Jack
Ethernet Jack and Cable
This jack is used to connect a router, cable modem or DSL (Digital Subscriber
Line) unit.
Digital Audio Out Jack and Optical Cable
The optical cable is used to connect a Dolby Digital or PCM receiver to your
TV. If you own a Dolby Digital or PCM 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.
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
Dolby Digital (AC-3 or PCM) decoder. Older equipment, some of which is
not fully compliant with IEC958, may not be compatible with the Dolby
Digital bitstream. Such a connection using anything other than Dolby
Digital (AC-3 or PCM) receiver or decoder could create a high noise level,
causing damage to headphones or speakers.
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Y
PB
PR
Component Video (Y•Pb•Pr) Jacks and Cables
The Y•Pb•Pr jacks allow you to connect an optional component video source,
such as a DVD player. This connection provides excellent picture quality
because the video is separated into three signals. To ensure maximum picture
quality, use three video-grade cables for the connection.
Note: Also, remember to connect the left and right audio cables because
the Y•Pb•Pr cables carry only the picture signal, not the sound.
S-Video Jack
S-Video Jacks and Cables
The S-Video (super video) jacks provide better picture quality than the regular
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.
If a component you’re connecting to your TV (like a DVD player) has an
S-VIDEO jack and composite video, connect the DVD player to the TV with an
S-Video cable (not provided) for a better quality picture.
Note: Remember to connect the left and right audio cables because the
S-Video cable carries only the picture signal, not the sound.
Composite Audio/Video Jacks and Cables (RCA-type)
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). This is also called composite video.
Audio/Video Jacks
Note: If your component has only one output for audio (mono), connect it
to the left (white L/Mono) audio jack on the TV and don’t connect the
right audio part of the cable.
RF Jacks and Coaxial Cables (F-type)
RF jacks are used for reception of off-air broadcasts and cable signals or for
connecting components that have only RF outputs. The RF and coaxial jacks on
the TV are labeled ANTENNA A INPUT and ANTENNA B INPUT.
RF Jack
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Back of the TV
The diagrams below illustrate each of the back panel jacks found on the TV. When connecting cables, be sure to connect
corresponding outputs and inputs (video to video, right audio to right audio, etc.).
RIGHT
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER
MAXIMUM POWER RATING
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
INTERNAL
SPEAKER
SOURCE
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
TV EXT AMP
L
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
INPUT 2
V
V
TV
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
LEFT
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
INPUT 3
VIDEO
INPUT 4
V
PR V
PR
VIDEO
INPUT 5
S-VIDEO
L/MONO
L/MONO
L/MONO
PB L/MONO
PB
L/MONO
R
R
R
Y
Y
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
AUDIO
INPUT 1
AUDIO
INPUT 2
AUDIO
INPUT 3
R
AUDIO
INPUT 4
RECORD
OUTPUT
VIDEO
ANTENNA B
INPUT
ANTENNA A
INPUT
AUDIO
R
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
ETHERNET
L
RIGHT
LEFT
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
G-LINK
AUDIO OUTPUTS
•
RIGHT and LEFT EXTERNAL SPEAKER Terminals Used to connect
external speakers for improved right and left sound, or surround sound.
See page 10.
•
SPEAKER SELECT - EXT. or INT W/EXT SURR Switch Lets you direct
where the output of the TV’s internal speakers goes. With the switch in the
EXT position, you hear the TV’s external speakers. In INT W/EXT SURR
position, you hear the internal and external speakers
.
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
L
Note: To turn the TV’s internal speakers on and off, press MENU on the
remote control and choose Audio. Then choose Fixed/Variable Out from
the menu and choose an option.
•
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FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT L/R Provides fixed-level or variablelevel audio output from the television. Fixed (Fixed/Variable is a menu
setting) audio output is ideal for audio recording or for connecting to an
A/V receiver amplifier (an auxiliary baseband component) when you want
to control the volume through the A/V receiver instead of the TV. Variable
is used to connect an A/V receiver or amplifier (an auxiliary baseband
component) for variably-controlled stereo output.
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CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
MAXIMUM AMPLIFIER POWER RATING
INTERNAL
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
SPEAKER
SOURCE
TV
EXT AMP
VIDEO
INPUT 1
Note: The subwoofer is turned on or off via Audio Subwoofer menu.
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT
•
INTERNAL SPEAKER SOURCE - TV / EXT AMP Switch With the switch
in the TV position, the TV’s sound comes out of the internal speakers. With
the switch in the EXT AMP position, the internal speakers are used for an
external center channel. An external amplifier/receiver can be connected to
the center channel input and the center channel audio comes out of the
TV’s internal speakers.
•
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT Used to connect a center channel output from
an audio receiver to the TV. If in use, switch the INTERNAL SPEAKER
SOURCE to EXT AMP position.
VIDEO/AUDIO INPUTS
VIDEO INPUT 1/AUDIO INPUT 1
(analog) component.
V
Lets you connect a baseband NTSC
•
V (VIDEO) provides composite video connection and connector is usually
yellow.
•
L/MONO AUDIO provides left audio connection and connector is usually
white.
S-VIDEO
L/MONO
R
AUDIO
INPUT 1
Note: If your component has only one output for audio (mono), connect
it to the left (white L/Mono) audio jack on the TV and don’t connect the
right audio part of the cable.
•
R AUDIO provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
•
S-VIDEO lets you connect an S-Video cable for better video quality picture
to a component with S-Video capability, such as a VCR or DVD player.
When using S-Video, make sure to connect the two audio cables as well as
the S-Video connector.
VIDEO INPUT 2/AUDIO INPUT 2 Provides connection to a second NTSC
(analog) video component such as a VCR. The jacks are as described for INPUT 1.
VIDEO
INPUT 3
V
PR
VIDEO INPUT 3/AUDIO INPUT 3 Used to connect an optional component
(Y PB PR) video source, such as a DVD player or satellite receiver. This
connection provides excellent quality. Note that it is essential to match the color
coded connectors between a compatible device and the TV.
•
L/MONO
PB
AUDIO R/L/MONO The audio jacks provide stereo sound. When connected,
audio volume from the main front and rear speakers are variable.
• V (VIDEO) provides composite video connection and connector is usually yellow.
R
AUDIO
INPUT 3
Y
Tips
Inputs 3/4 can be used as either a component
video (Y PB PR ) input or a composite video (V)
input. The TV auto detects the connection with
Y PB PR having highest priority.
480i Y PB PR is viewable when using PIP but 480p
and 1080i are not.
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Y PB PR Unlike a single video input, component video maintains the video
signal as three separate signals through these three jacks. To ensure
maximum picture quality, use three video-grade cables for the Y PB PR
connections. Accepts 480i, 480p, 1080i signals. Has priority over V
connection.
VIDEO INPUT 4/AUDIO INPUT 4 Provides connection to a second optional
component video source, such as a DVD player or satellite receiver. The jacks
are the same as described in INPUT 3.
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VIDEO
INPUT 5
DVI-HDTV
L/MONO
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
VIDEO INPUT 5/AUDIO INPUT 5
connections.
Provides DVI-HDTV and analog audio
•
L/MONO AUDIO provides left audio connection and connector is usually
white.
•
R AUDIO provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
•
DVI-HDTV provides a digital video connection from a video source to the TV.
RECORD OUTPUT Used to connect to the VCR or DVD-recorder to record
digital or analog signals from Antenna A or B and inputs (excluding DVI-HDTV
and some component video formats) while TV is turned on.
RECORD
OUTPUT
VIDEO
AUDIO
•
VIDEO provides composite video connection and connector is usually
yellow.
•
AUDIO L provides left audio connection and connector is usually white.
•
AUDIO R provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
R
L
Note: The record output cannot be used for timed recordings from a
device connected to the TV.
Digital Audio
Output Jack
G-LINK
ETHERNET
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). Use the Digital
Audio Out screen in the Audio menu to select Auto Select or PCM as the output
for this jack.
G-LINK Uses to connect the G-LINK cable for VCR one touch recording and/
or cable box control with GUIDE Plus+ System.
ETHERNET Used to connect a router, cable modem, or Digital Subscribe Line
to the TV using an RJ-45 cable (NIC). Do not connect telephone cable because
of risk of fire, shock, etc. A green light on the jack means that an active
network has been detected. An orange light means the data either is being sent
or received.
DTVLINK Used to connect a compatible DTVLink (1394) device. With two
devices, you can either connect them to each other and then to the TV or
connect each to a separate 1394 connector. For several devices, be sure to
connect the faster of the 1394 devices in the link closer to the connection point
of the TV and the slower devices furthest away. Do not loop the devices.
ANTENNA
A B
INPUT
ANTENNA
A A
INPUT
ANTENNA A INPUT / ANTENNA B INPUTs Used to connect an off-air
“terrestrial” antenna and/or cable TV signal to the TV. If you have both cable
and air, connect cable to ANTENNA A and off-air to ANTENNA B. If you have
air only, connect it to ANTENNA A.
Note: You can use the ANTENNA B (or ANTENNA A) for video games and
switch between the two inputs using the ANTENNA button on the remote
control. When using TV games, computers, and similar products with your
TV, keep the contrast at a low setting. If a fixed (non-moving) pattern is
left on the screen for a long period of time at a high contrast setting, the
image can be permanently imprinted onto the picture tubes. These types
of imprints are not covered by your warranty.
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Why You Should Connect the G-LINK Cable
The G-LINK cable enables the GUIDE Plus+ system (the on-screen interactive program guide) to
work with your VCR and/or cable box.
Cable Box – If your TV is connected to a cable box, you must connect the G-LINK cable to
receive TV program listings for your area and to tune directly to a channel when the program
guide is on your TV screen.
VCR – If your TV is connected to a VCR and you don’t connect the G-LINK cable, one-touch VCR
recording won’t work. The other features of the guide will work properly, however.
How to Find the Remote Sensor
G-LINK cable
You have to place the G-LINK wands in front of the remote sensor on the VCR and/or cable box.
Some cable boxes and VCRs have the remote sensor labeled on the unit. If the remote sensor
isn’t labeled on your VCR and/or cable box, you need to use the remote control that came with
the VCR and/or cable box to locate the sensor.
1.
Turn off the VCR and/or cable box.
2.
Hold the remote control (not the one that came with your TV, but the one that came with
the cable box and/or VCR to which you’re attaching the G-LINK cable) so that it is touching
the front of the component.
3.
Slowly move the remote control across the front of the component (VCR or cable box) while
you press the power button on and off. You must press and release the power button each
time you move the remote (holding down the button won’t work).
G-LINK wands
VCR
CABLE BOX
CHANNEL
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4.
When the component turns on, you’ve located the VCR’s or cable box’s remote sensor.
Placing the G-LINK Wands
Place the G-LINK wands in front of the remote sensor on your VCR and/or cable box
approximately one inch away from the remote sensor (see instructions below).
Tips
RIGHT
TV
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
LEFT
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
If you have both VCR and
cable box, it doesn’t
matter which wand is
connected to which box.
TV
EXT AMP
L
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
VIDEO
INPUT 1
V
EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER
MAXIMUM POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
INTERNAL
SPEAKER
SOURCE
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
VIDEO
INPUT 2
V
VIDEO
INPUT 3
V
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
INPUT 4
PR
V
PR
L/MONO
L/MONO
L/MONO
PB L/MONO
R
R
R
Y
AUDIO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
INPUT 5
DVI-HDTV
S-VIDEO
AUDIO
INPUT 2
AUDIO
INPUT 3
R
AUDIO
INPUT 4
PB
Y
L/MONO
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
RECORD
OUTPUT
VIDEO
ANTENNA A
INPUT
ANTENNA B
INPUT
AUDIO
R
L
If you don’t have both a
cable box and a VCR
connected to your TV,
just coil the cable of the
extra G-LINK wand with a
twist tie and leave it
behind the TV.
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AUDIO
OUTPUT
ETHERNET
G-LINK
TV (back panel)
Connect to G-LINK jack
on the back of the TV.
VCR
SENSOR
SENSOR
CHANNEL
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The Front of Your TV
Front Inputs
The TV has front inputs for convenience: an S-VIDEO input, one set of composite AUDIO/VIDEO Inputs, and a headphone
jack. Look for a hinged door and open the cover. Please note the illustration below shows a typical front layout and may
not resemble your TV.
Notes: When you plug in headphones, the TV’s internal and external speakers, Fixed/Variable Audio Output, and
Digital Audio Output are automatically turned off.
When connecting a device that uses a monaural cable, such as some camcorders, use the Left (mono) input jack to get
sound from both speakers.
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. As this
user’s guide covers several models, your TV may or may not have all of the buttons described below.
MENU/OK
Brings up the Main menu. When the menu system is displayed, pressing MENU/OK selects highlighted items.
CH
Scans down through the current channel list. In the menu system, it points down to items and adjusts menu
controls.
CH
Scans up through the channel list. In the menu system, it points up to items and adjusts menu controls.
VOL
Decreases the volume. In the menu system, it points left to items and adjusts menu controls.
VOL
Increases the volume. In the menu system, it points right to items and adjusts menu controls.
POWER
Turns the TV on and off. The indicator in the button lights when TV is on
INPUT (only available on 65” model) Toggles through the TV’s available input sources (Front Input, INPUT 1, INPUT 2,
INPUT 3, INPUT 4, INPUT 5, DTVLink, the last active antenna (Antenna A or Antenna B).
INFO (only available on 65” model) Brings up channel banner with channel and viewing information. Press again to
remove the banner. In the GUIDE Plus+ system, brings up more program or promotion information.
Note: 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 inputs. For more
information, see Chapter 3.
S-VIDEO IN
A/V jacks
Headphone jack
VO
L—
VO
L+
WE
PO
R
CH
CH
ME
NU
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
INPUT 4
L/MONO
R
HEADPHONE
AUDIO
MENU•OK CH M
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VOL
VOL POWER
INPUT
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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 end of the power cord into an appropriate wall outlet. Be
sure to insert the plug completely. Do not plug into an outlet controlled
by a light switch. The TV needs some power to acquire guide listings, do
recordings, etc.
Note: When you first plug your TV into an outlet, the Power LED
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 LED indicator goes off. This happens
every time power is reapplied to the TV.
Put batteries in the remote
VCR1
ON • OFF
TV
TV button
DVD
VCR2
Remove the battery compartment cover from the back of the remote
by pushing down on and sliding off the cover.
•
Insert 2 “AA” fresh batteries. Make sure the polarities (+ and -) are
aligned correctly.
•
Replace the cover.
Use the Remote Control to Complete
the Assisted Setup
AUX SAT • CABLE
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.
FORMAT
MUTE
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH GUIDE
INFO
•
GO BACK
OK button
OK
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.
MENU
CLEAR
Note: Highlighted means that the menu item stands out from
other menu items on the list (appears darker, brighter, or a
different color).
Turn on the TV
Press TV on the remote, or press POWER 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.
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Tip
To access the setup menus manually, press
MENU and choose Assisted Setup.
Complete the Assisted Setup
The menu system in your TV allows the TV’s features to be configured to work
properly. On-screen information helps you make the right selections for your
setup. The first time you turn on your TV, the Assisted Setup screens appear
automatically.
Set the Menu Language
The first part of the Assisted Setup menu asks you to select your preferred
language for the menu system.
1.
Highlight your preferred language for the menu system using the arrow
buttons.
2.
Press OK to select that language.
Complete Channel Search
The next part of the Assisted Setup asks you if you want the TV to search for all
channels viewable through your antenna or cable TV system.
1.
Highlight Full Search and press OK to tell the TV to begin searching for
channels. A progress report appears on the screen.
2.
When search is complete, press OK (the first GUIDE Plus+ system setup
screen appears).
Tip
Notes: If you skip Channel Search now, you can access it later through
the Connections menu. See Chapter 4 for more details.
Channel Search takes several minutes because
the TV is searching for all possible analog and
digital channels. You may want to leave and
come back later.
If cable box is connected to ANTENNA A, Channel Search cannot work.
The GUIDE Plus+ System Setup
Important Note: If you have a VCR and/or cable box connected to the
TV, you need to connect the G-LINK cable to use the GUIDE Plus+ system.
If you didn’t connect the G-LINK cable, go to page 17. Disregard the
screen that tells you to refer to the Quick Setup sheet because there is no
sheet packed with this TV.
Tip
If you move to a new ZIP or postal code, or if
any of your information changes and you need
to access the setup screens from the TV’s main
menu— press MENU, choose GUIDE Plus+
Menu, and choose GUIDE Plus+ Setup, then
choose “No, repeat setup process.”
The GUIDE Plus+ system is a no-fee, on-screen interactive program guide that
lists what shows are on TV in your area. In order to receive program listings,
you need to complete the following steps.
Step 1: Identifying Your TV’s Location
1.
If your country is highlighted, press OK on the remote control.
If your country isn’t highlighted, press the up or down arrow button on the
remote control to highlight your country and press OK.
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2.
Use the number buttons and/or the arrows on your remote to enter your
zip code or postal code. Press OK when you’re finished.
Note: If your postal code contains letters, press the up and down arrow
buttons on your remote to enter letters, and press the right arrow button
to go to the next space. The left arrow button also moves the highlight
to the left.
Step 2: Configuring for Cable
The next series of screens asks you about your cable setup. To supply your TV
with the correct TV program listings, the GUIDE Plus+ system needs to know if
your TV is connected to a cable TV connection.
Notes: If you have two off-air antennas connected (one to ANTENNA A
and one to ANTENNA B) and you aren’t getting the guide listings, try
swapping the antennas.
If your cable system retransmits digital off-air channels over cable, you
should select YES to cable inquiry.
You cannot tune to digital channels from the GUIDE Plus+ system if you
have cable service or a cable box connected unless an off-air antenna is
connected to Antenna B.
1.
If your TV is connected to cable, highlight Yes and press OK.
If your TV isn’t connected to cable, highlight No and press OK. (STEP 3:
Configuring for a VCR appears--go to page 22.)
2.
If you have a cable box connected to this TV, highlight Yes and press OK
Note: The next series of screens is very important because the GUIDE
Plus+ system must find the correct cable box information in order to
receive the correct TV program listings.
If you don’t have a cable box connected to this TV, highlight No and
press OK (STEP 3: Configuring for a VCR appears--go to page 22).
3.
Highlight the channel on ANTENNA A where you have to tune your TV to
see cable box programming, and press OK (a screen appears reminding
you to connect your G-LINK cable to your TV and cable box).
Notes: If not using INPUT 1(VIDEO1/AUX), you must connect to ANTENNA
A not B.
Channel 03 is the most common.
Choose Video1/AUX if your cable box is connected to your TV with audio/
video cables instead of a coaxial cable. Go to page 7 for pictures of these
cables. If you choose Video 1/Aux, then connect the cable box to the TV’s
INPUT 1.
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4.
Highlight your brand of cable box, and press OK.
If your brand isn’t listed, highlight Not Listed and press OK.
Important Note: Cable box may only be connected to ANTENNA A or
INPUT 1 if it is to be controlled by GUIDE Plus+ System
5.
Make sure your cable box is on.
Tune the cable box to channel 02 (use the remote control that came with
your cable box, or press the channel buttons on the cable box).
Press OK (the GUIDE Plus+ system starts testing codes).
Important Note: When code testing is in progress, don’t touch your TV,
VCR, cable box or any of the remote controls for these products.
6.
Look at your cable box. If it is still on and changed to channel 09, the test
was successful. Highlight Yes, and press OK (STEP 3: Configuring for a VCR
appears).
If your cable box didn’t change to channel 09 or turned itself off, you have
two choices: No and Test this code again.
Test this code again: If you think the TV, the cable box, or any of the
remote controls might have been touched or bumped during the test,
highlight Test this code again and press OK (the GUIDE Plus+ system runs
the same set of codes).
No: If you don’t think the test was interrupted, highlight No and press OK
(GUIDE Plus+ system tests the next code).
Repeat the previous instructions until the TV finds the correct cable box
code. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: If the TV can’t find your cable box code, a troubleshooting checklist
appears. Carefully review each checklist and follow the instructions on the
screen.
Step 3: Configuring for a VCR
1.
If your TV is connected to a VCR, press OK (a screen appears reminding
you to connect your G-LINK cable to your TV and VCR).
If it is not, highlight No and press OK.
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2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the brand of your VCR
that is connected to the TV and press OK.
If your brand isn’t listed, highlight Not Listed and press OK.
3.
Keep the VCR on. When you complete these steps, press OK to begin
testing.
Important Note: When code testing is in progress, don’t touch your TV,
VCR, or any of the remote controls for these products.
4.
Look at the front of your VCR. If your VCR stopped playing the tape, the
test was successful. Highlight Yes and press OK.
If your VCR didn’t stop playing a tape, you can either choose No or Test this
code again.
If you think your TV or remote might have been touched during the test,
make sure the VCR is on and playing a tape. Highlight Test this code again.
If you don’t think the test was interrupted, highlight No. Make sure the VCR
is playing a tape and is on. Press OK (the GUIDE Plus+ system starts testing
another set of codes.)
Keep following the previous instructions until the TV finds the
correct code for the VCR.
Tip
Note: If the GUIDE Plus+ system can’t locate the correct code for the VCR,
a list of troubleshooting instructions appears to help you before you try
again.
Leave your cable box turned ON to download
program information.
•
Try VCR configuration again: repeat VCR setup.
•
Test alternate codes: tests selected brands and if this fails, the test
continues with all codes in the system.
•
Skip this step: the GUIDE Plus+ system won’t be able to automatically
schedule programs to record on your VCR.
Leave your VCR turned OFF to record programs.
Step 4: Confirming Your Settings
1.
Check to make sure all settings are complete and correct. If all settings are
complete, highlight Yes, end setup and press OK. If your cable box and/or
VCR code testing failed, you should see INCOMPLETE where the cable
box and VCR codes are listed. Once setup is complete, additional
screens appear.
Disregard the screen that tells you to refer to the Quick Setup sheet because
there is no sheet packed with this TV.
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If any settings are incomplete or incorrect, highlight No, repeat setup process and press OK.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
What to Expect
The next time you turn on your TV, the GUIDE Plus+ system will appear on the screen. The
following examples explain what you might see:
•
If all of the program information has been sent to your TV, the GUIDE Plus+ system appears
with all of your TV program listings.
•
If the program information hasn’t been sent to your TV yet, an outline of the GUIDE
(without TV program listings) will appear on the screen. Program information is usually sent
to your TV at night.
•
If more than one cable company services your area, you may be prompted with a Channel
Mapping screen after the first GUIDE Plus+ system download. You will need to identify your
cable company by selecting the correct channel numbers for the stations in question.
Features of the GUIDE Plus+ system are explained in Chapter 3.
To clear the guide from your screen, press CLEAR or GUIDE on the remote control.
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.
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Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Using the Remote Control
Overview:
•
The Buttons on the Remote Control
•
Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components
•
How To Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It
•
Code List
Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
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The Buttons on the Remote Control
VCR1
DVD
Indicator
ON • OFF
VCR2
TV
AUX SAT • CABLE
Blue action Button In the GUIDE Plus+ system, it activates features
(located in the Action bar on TV screen).
Green action Button In the GUIDE Plus+ system, it activates the
features (located in the Action bar on TV screen).
FORMAT
MUTE
VOL
VOL
CH +
(Backlight button) Press to illuminate some of the remote
control’s buttons. To conserve battery power, the light turns off after
several seconds. Backlight won’t activate if batteries are low, but blinks
on and off quickly.
(0-9) Number Buttons Enter channel numbers and time settings
directly through the remote control. Also used in the GUIDE Plus+
system and in the TV menu to make selections.
Green action
button
Blue action
button
CLEAR
1
ANTENNA Switches the source of the off-air signal between HDTV’s
ANTENNA A and B. When in the VCR mode, the ANTENNA button
functions as a TV/VCR button. In the satellite mode, it functions as a TV/
SAT button. If tuned to an input, ANTENNA takes TV back to last-viewed
antenna and channel.
Arrows (up, down, left, right) Used to move through the TV menu
system, GUIDE Plus+ system, and on-screen displays. Also moves the PIP
window when the menu is not on the screen. See page 47 for more
information.
4
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.
AUSE
PIP
SWAP CH CTRL
SKIP
CH + or CH – Scrolls up or down through the current channel or input
list. Press once to change the channel up or down; press and hold to
continue changing channels. In the Guide Plus+ system, scrolls a page at
a time.
CH CTRL (Channel control) Toggles the channel control between the
main TV picture and the PIP window. Use channel up, channel down,
INPUT, or number buttons to change channels. You can tell which
picture changes by looking at the channel banner. CH CTRL is marked
by
in the banner.
CLEAR Removes any menu or display from the screen and returns you
to normal viewing. Used to cancel the commercial skip timer. Used to
quit the browser.
Tip
The VCR1, DVD, VCR2, and SAT•CABLE buttons
also turn on most RCA, GE, and Proscan
products.
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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 input
channel.
FORMAT Toggles through screen formats (Normal, Zoom, and Stretch).
In browser mode, toggles through three different view sizes: full-size
video, video window on the left, and video window on the right.
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Tip
To turn off most the RCA, GE, and Proscan
components that are connected to the TV, press
ON•OFF twice within two seconds.
This feature only works with most RCA, GE, and
Proscan products.
GO BACK Returns you to the previous channel or previous screen in the
menu system.
GUIDE
Brings up the Listings screen for the Guide Plus+system.
INDICATOR Indicates the programming mode when programming the remote
to operate components. Lights when a button is pressed and a valid command
is sent.
INFO Brings up channel banner with channel and viewing information. Press
again to remove the banner. In the GUIDE Plus+ system, brings up more
program information.
INPUT Toggles through the TV’s available input sources (Front Input, INPUT
1, INPUT 2, INPUT 3, INPUT 4, INPUT 5, DTVLink (if available), last-active
Antenna).
MENU
Turns the Main menu on or off.
MUTE Reduces the TV’s volume to its minimum level. Press again to restore
volume.
OK When a menu is on the screen, press OK to select the item that is
highlighted.
ON•OFF When in TV mode, turns the TV on or off. If in another mode (VCR,
DVD, SAT•CABLE, AUX) and programmed, it turns the component on and off.
PIP Makes the PIP window appear and disappear (See Chapter 3 for more
information about using PIP.) Locks/unlocks video window in GUIDE Plus+
system.
REVERSE, PLAY, FORWARD, REC•VCR+, STOP, PAUSE If programmed,
provides transport control for some remote-controllable VCRs, DVD players,
and CD players. Press REC•VCR+ outside of the GUIDE Plus+ System to set a
manual timer program or enter a PlusCode.
SAT•CABLE Places the remote in SAT•CABLE mode. If Auto Tuning is
enabled, turns on the TV and tunes to the correct input channel.
SKIP Press once before changing channels and the TV returns to the original
channel after 30 seconds. Press repeatedly to add more time. Cannot be used
with the browser.
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. Placing the remote in TV mode enables you to
access the TV’s menu system as well as tune to analog, digital, or cable TV
channels.
VCR1 Places the remote in VCR1 mode. If Auto Tuning is enabled, turns on
the TV and tunes to the correct input channel.
VCR2 Places the remote in VCR2 mode. If Auto Tuning is enabled, turns on
the TV and tunes to the correct input channel.
VOL – or VOL + Decreases or increases the TV’s volume when the TV Audio
Output option is set to Variable Speakers On.
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VCR1
ON•OFF
TV
Programming the Remote to Operate
Other Components
DVD
Indicator
VOL
VOL
CH +
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.
The AUX button can be programmed to operate most brands of an additional
remote-controllable component.
CH -
Note: The TV button can’t be programmed on this remote.
CLEAR
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 VCR, do the following:
REVERSE
PLAY
A
AY
1.
Turn on the component (in this example, a VCR).
2.
Point the remote at the component.
3.
Press the corresponding component button (in this example, VCR1).
4.
Press ON•OFF to see if the VCR responds. If the VCR doesn’t respond, you
need to program the remote to operate it.
STOP
You’ll use these buttons when
you program the remote.
Important Note: The remote may
not be compatible with all models
of all brands of components. It
also may not operate all functions
of the remote that came with your
component.
Programming the Remote
There are two ways to program the remote control:
•
•
Using Direct Entry
Note: The AUX button can only be programmed 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 remote at 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.
Important for Direct Entry
You must continue pressing the component
button while you enter the code.
Let’s say you have a Zenith VCR. To program the
universal remote to operate the VCR, you
would:
Press and hold the VCR1 button while you enter
the first code listed for Zenith in the VCR Codes
column.
Release the VCR1 button. Press ON•OFF to see if
the VCR responds. If it doesn’t, follow the same
steps, but enter the second code for Zenith
VCRs instead of the first.
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direct entry
automatic code search
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•
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.
Using Automatic Code Search
Tip
To stop the automatic code search without
programming any components, press and
hold CLEAR until the indicator on the
remote turns off.
If Direct Entry does not work for your component, try Auto Code Search. 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 (VCR1, DVD,
etc.). 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 on the
remote 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 PLAY until the component turns off or you have searched
through all of the codes. There are more than 20 total sets of codes. If the
component does not turn off after pressing PLAY more than 20 times, then
the remote can’t be programmed to operate that component.
If the component you want to control does turn off:
1.
Press and release REVERSE, then wait 2 seconds. Repeat this step until the
device turns back ON.
2.
To finish, press and hold STOP until the indicator on the remote turns off.
How to Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It
Because this universal remote can control several different components (TV,
DVD, VCR, satellite receiver, etc.), it uses operational modes triggered by the
component buttons.
Tip
Some of the remote’s buttons might operate
differently for other components, especially
when you’re using another component’s
menu system.
1.
Press the appropriate component button (DVD, TV, VCR1, VCR2,
SAT•CABLE, 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 VCR,
press VCR1, VCR2, or AUX on the remote control to put the remote in VCR
mode.)
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Using the INPUT Button
Input source
VCR1
DVD
ON • OFF
VCR2
TV
Note: Watch the channel banner to see the input sources change each
time you press the INPUT button.
AUX SAT • CABLE
FORMAT
MUTE
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 have found the input source you want, stop pressing INPUT.
VOL
VOL
CH +
•
CLEAR
If you tune to INPUT 1 and your DVD 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
VCR1, VCR2, or AUX button to put the remote control in VCR mode.
1
There are other ways of selecting an input channel:
4
•
Program the component (VCR, DVD, etc.) buttons on the remote control to
automatically tune to the correct input channel when pressed. For more
details on Auto Tuning, see Chapter 3.
•
When viewing an input, to go back to viewing channels, press ANTENNA,
or press INPUT until you see your channel, or use the number keys to
enter the channel number.
INPUT
button
AUSE
PIP
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SWAP CH CTRL
SKIP
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VCR Codes
Programmable for VCR1, VCR2, and
AUX buttons.
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, 2131
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
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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
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, 2131
Shintom ............................................. 2004, 2056, 2061, 2098
Shogun ........................................................................... 2013
Signature ......................................................................... 2131
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
Cable Box Codes
Programmable for SAT•CABLE and
AUX buttons.
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
Garrard ................................................................. 5011
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
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Satellite Receiver Codes
Programmable for SAT•CABLE and AUX
buttons.
Alphastar ................................................................
Chapparal ..................................................... 5056,
Dishnet ...................................................................
Drake ............................................................ 5058,
Echostar ..................................................................
GE ................................................................. 5000,
General Instruments .......................... 5060, 5061,
Hitachi .......................................................... 5083,
Hughes ......................................................... 5077,
JVC ..........................................................................
Panasonic ...............................................................
Philips .....................................................................
Primestar .................................................................
PROSCAN ..................................................... 5000,
RCA .................................. 5000, 5001, 5071, 5080,
Realistic ...................................................................
Sony ........................................................................
STS1 ........................................................................
STS2 ........................................................................
STS3 ........................................................................
STS4 ........................................................................
Toshiba ......................................................... 5068,
Uniden .......................................................... 5069,
5079
5057
5078
5059
5089
5001
5062
5084
5090
5082
5075
5085
5076
5001
5081
5063
5072
5064
5065
5066
5067
5073
5086
DVD codes
Programmable for DVD and
AUX buttons.
Aiwa ........................................................................
GE ...........................................................................
Hitachi ....................................................................
JVC ................................................................ 3002,
Konka ........................................................... 3011,
Magnavox ...............................................................
Mitsubishi ...............................................................
Panasonic ...............................................................
Philips ........................................ 3003, 3019, 3021,
Pioneer ...................................................................
PROSCAN ...............................................................
RCA ............................................................... 3000,
Sanyo ......................................................................
Shinco .....................................................................
Sony .................................................... 3006, 3015,
Toshiba ............................................... 3007, 3017,
Zenith .....................................................................
3009
3000
3008
3010
3012
3003
3004
3013
3022
3005
3000
3001
3014
3001
3016
3020
3018
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
CD Players
ADC ........................................................... 4200, 4201, 4220
Aiwa ..................................................................... 4175, 4203
Akai ................................................................................ 4205
Denon ............................................................................ 4208
Dynatech ....................................................................... 4177
Emerson ......................................................................... 4178
Fisher ......................................................... 4179, 4212, 4213
GE .................................................................................. 4216
Hitachi ........................................................................... 4180
JVC ....................................................................... 4181, 4221
Kenwood ................................................... 4183, 4222, 4224
Luxman .......................................................................... 4225
Marantz ................................................................ 4185, 4226
Mitsubishi ............................................................ 4229, 4230
MCS ................................................................................ 4228
Nakamichi ........................................................... 4232, 4233
NEC ................................................................................ 4184
Onkyo ........................................................ 4186, 4234, 4235
Optimus ..................................................... 4237, 4238, 4239
Panasonic ...................................................................... 4188
Pioneer ................................................................ 4189, 4240
RCA ...................................................................... 4190, 4211
Sanyo ............................................................................. 4250
Sears .............................................................................. 4207
Sherwood ...................................................................... 4243
Sony ........................................................... 4195, 4209, 4244
Teac ........................................................... 4245, 4246, 4247
Technics ......................................................................... 4197
Toshiba .......................................................................... 4231
Yamaha ...................................................... 4198, 4199, 4268
Audio Codes
Programmable for the AUX button only.
RCA and Dimensia
AM/FM ..................................................... 4003,
AUX ...................................................................
Phono ................................................................
Tape ...................................................................
CD .................................................. 4007, 4190,
4270
4004
4005
4006
4211
Receivers
Aiwa ........................................ 4261, 4262, 4263, 4264,
................................................... 4265, 4266, 4267, 4277
Denon ..................................................................... 4283
Harman Kardon ..................................................... 4276
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Chapter Overview:
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Menus and Control Panels
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Picture Quality Menu
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Audio Menu
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Time Menu
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Connections Menu
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Preferences Menu
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Menus, On-screen Help and Control Panels
This section explores menus of your TV beginning with some information on using menus and control panels. Each menu is
outlined and detailed to help you get the most from your TV. The Guide Plus+ Menu, Parental Controls, and Web Browser
menu items are discussed in the Features chapter while Assisted Setup is discussed in the Connections and Setup chapter.
The first menu you see when you press the MENU button on the remote is
called the Main Menu. To access the Main Menu.
Tip
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 MenuPicture Quality) or you’re just
plain tired of exploring, press CLEAR to remove
the menus from the screen and start over
again.
1.
Press the MENU button (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Use the arrow buttons (left,right,up,down) to move through the menu
items.
3.
Press the OK button or right arrow to select a highlighted item in the menu.
Or, press the number beside of the menu item to go directly to the menu
item. For example, in the Main menu press 3 to go straight to the Audio
menu.
Exiting a menu
There are three ways to exit a menu:
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Highlight 0 (Go Back) menu button and press OK, or press GO BACK on
the remote.
•
Press 0 on the remote when you are highlighting the left side of the menu.
•
Press CLEAR. The on-screen displays are cleared from the screen and you
return to TV viewing.
On-Screen Help
Information appears on the screen to assist you in understanding your menu
selection. To the right of the highlighted menu item is a display area that
might provide on-screen help text of 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. And at the bottom of the screen are two
lines of text that explain the currently highlighted item.
Controls
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, and menu (action, choice fields) buttons.
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Sliders
Sliders are used to select a specific point of a control that has continuous levels.
To make adjustments:
1.
Press the left or right arrow to select the slider control for the feature you
want to adjust.
2.
Press the up or down arrow to adjust the indicator on the vertical slider.
Note: Some sliders are positioned horizontally, for example, Translucency,
Balance, and Initial Volume.
Choice Lists
Check boxes and radio buttons are used to select options from among a list of
choices. Check boxes let you select one or more options in a choice list. A radio
button lets you select only one option in a choice list.
Check Box List
Radio Button List
1.
Use the arrow buttons to move left/right/up/down.
2.
Press OK to select or de-select the option.
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 and OK buttons on the front panel can be used to enter the
information.
1.
Use the left/right button to highlight the field.
2.
Use the up/down arrows, number buttons or OK button to enter
information.
On-screen Menu Buttons
An on-screen button is used to transfer control from one item to another or
perform a specific command. An on-screen button responds to the OK or right
arrow button or to the number button on the remote which appears on the onscreen menu button
Action Buttons
An on-screen button that performs the action labelled on the button. Press right
arrow button to highlight and press OK to select.
Choice Fields
A choice field cycles through at least two or more choices. Press OK to select
the next entry in the choice field.
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Picture Quality Menu
The Picture Quality menu contains menus to configure video settings: Picture
Settings, Picture Presets, Auto Color, Color Warmth, Noise Filter, Convergence,
SVM, Reset Controls.
To access the Picture Quality menu:
1.
Press MENU on the remote control (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Press the down arrow button on the remote control to highlight Picture
Quality, and then press OK or 2. The following menu options appear, are
described in order on the following pages.
Picture Settings
The Picture Settings menu displays five slider controls for adjusting the way the
picture looks. The picture settings apply to the video for the main TV picture
(including PIP) and the video input selections (Front Input, Input 1, Input 2,
Input 3, Input 4, Input 5, DTVLink, analog channels, and digital channels).
Your options under the Picture Settings menu are:
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Contrast Adjusts differences between the light and dark areas of
the picture.
•
Color Adjusts the richness of the color.
•
Tint Adjusts the balance between the red and green levels.
•
Black Level Adjusts the brightness of the picture.
•
Sharpness Adjusts the crispness of the edges in the picture.
To create picture settings for the video inputs:
1.
Press the INPUT button while in the Picture Settings menu until the correct
the 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.
Note: When changing an item in the Picture Quality menu, the graphics
become transparent to allow you to clearly see the video behind the displays.
Picture Presets
Picture Presets displays a choice list that lets you select one of the four preset
picture settings: Bright Lighting, Normal Lighting, Soft Lighting, Personal Picture
Preset.
Choose your setting based on the degree of lighting in your room. After you
select a setting, the contrast, color, tint, black level and sharpness settings found
under the Picture Settings menu are adjusted automatically.
If you choose Personal Picture Preset, you can customize color, tint, black level,
and sharpness to your desired level, and the television saves those settings. After
you’ve done this, you can go back into the menu and select Bright, Normal or
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Soft Lighting without losing your personal preset. For example, if you normally
use Personal Picture Preset but want to watch a show in Bright Lighting, you
can choose Bright Lighting, watch the show, and then afterwards return to your
customized settings by choosing Personal Picture Preset.
Auto Color
Auto Color minimizes the flesh tone variations of the TV picture. The Auto Color
setting can be stored for each input. Choose On or Off, depending on your
preference.
Color Warmth
Color Warmth automatically adjusts the color temperature of the picture. Color
Warmth can be stored for each input. The feature lets you set one of three
automatic color adjustments:
•
Cool for a more blue palette of picture colors.
•
Normal for an ordinary picture color.
•
Warm for a more red palette of picture colors.
Noise Filter
Noise Filter displays a list that lets you set one of the three settings that allows
you to reduce picture “static” or any type of interference. A Noise Filter setting
can be stored for each input. You can set the Noise Filter to Frame Comb, Off or
Adaptive. The settings are explained in the on-screen help text.
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. When you select the Convergence feature a submenu appears with
three options:
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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).
•
Blue Centering aligns the blue and green images to fine tune picture.
•
Red Centering aligns the red and green images to fine tune picture.
Note: The ability to change channels is disabled when adjusting the
convergence options and the TV must be tuned to a usable signal.
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SVM
SVM stands for Scan Velocity Modulation. This feature improves the sharpness of
the picture by changing the speed of the cathode-ray tubes’ electron beam when
it transitions between dark and light areas of the screen. It sharpens the black-towhite edges and white-to-black edges. Choose On or Off, depending on your
preference.
Reset Controls
The Reset Controls menu button resets all picture quality controls to their
original factory settings (except for the convergence settings) for the current
input.
1.
Tune to the “input” for which you would like to apply the setting.
2.
Press MENU to access the main menu.
3.
Select Picture Quality, and then select Reset Controls to set reset the settings
for the currently tuned input.
Audio Menu
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: Graphic Equalizer, Audio Processor,
Sound Logic, Audio Language, SAP, Balance, Fixed/Variable Out, Digital Audio
Out, Subwoofer.
Graphic Equalizer
The seven-band graphic equalizer lets you adjust the audio frequency settings.
The equalizer can only be changed if the Fixed/Variable Audio Output is set to
Variable Output. If the Fixed/Variable Audio Output is set to Fixed Output, you
cannot make changes to the equalizer and the bands are set to 0dB. However,
the graphic equalizer levels for Variable Output are stored in memory in case
you switch to Fixed Output then back to Variable Output.
Note: If the internal speakers are used as the center channel audio
speaker from an external audio receiver, the graphic equalizer settings do
not apply.
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Audio Processor
The Audio Processor displays a choice list of available audio modes, which
control the way the sound comes through your speakers. The selected setting
affects all inputs and antennas.
To create the settings:
1.
Press the MENU button to access the main menu.
2.
Select Audio, and then Audio Processor. Depending on your speaker setup,
any combination of the following options appear:
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Mono plays the sound in monophonic audio only. This should only be
used when receiving broadcasts where distance from the broadcasters
makes the stereo signal weak. The channel banner displays the word Mono
when you tune to a program that is broadcast in mono.
•
Stereo Splits the incoming stereo audio signal into left and right front
channels. Most TV programs and recorded materials have stereo audio. The
channel banner displays the word Stereo when you tune to a program that
is broadcast in stereo.
•
Adds greater depth and stereo separation to stereo audio signals.
Delivers a panoramic 3D sound stage from stereo material.
•
Redirects the treble portion of the audio in the speaker system to
make dialog more understandable. Repositions and elevates the audio to the
center of the TV.
•
Creates a virtual 5.1 surround sound from multichannel source
material through any two-speaker playback system.
Sound Logic
Monitors a program’s audio track and limits volume excursions to a minimum
and maximum volume range from current volume setting. 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 Sound Logic On or Sound Logic Off
depending on your preference.
Audio Language
The Audio Language menu lets you choose the default audio language you
want to hear for ATSC (digital TV) programs. If the Audio Language icon in the
banner lights, it means there is more than one audio language available. The
system automatically sets the audio program to the selected audio language
when the channel you are viewing is a digital terrestrial channel and the
specified language is available for that program.
TruSurround, SRS and (o) symbol is a trademark of SRS Labs, Inc.
TruSurround technology is incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc.
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In the Audio Language menu, highlight the audio language you want by
pressing the up and down arrow buttons on your remote control. Press OK to
activate.
Some programs can have audio languages available that can be heard, but that
cannot be set as the default. To select and hear those audio languages, navigate
to the “Change Audio” action button and select OK.
SAP (Second Audio Program)
When turned on, Second Audio Program plays the program’s audio in a second
language, if one is available. SAP is also used to broadcast a program’s audio
with descriptions of the video for the visually impaired. Or, SAP might contain
audio which is totally unrelated to the video.
Note: SAP is broadcast in mono and is only available for analog programs,
not digital programs.
Balance
The Balance setting applies to the internal speakers, rear external speakers and
the headphone output. Balance does not affect the internal subwoofer nor any
other audio output. Balance is how much audio (loudness) gets sent to the left
and right speakers.
Fixed/Variable Out
The Fixed/Variable Out menu displays a choice list that lets you turn the TV’s
front internal and external speakers on or off and set the Fixed/Variable audio
output to a fixed- or variable-control level. The choices are:
•
Variable Output, Speakers On This setting turns the TV’s front speakers
On and allows variable output from the TV’s Fixed/Variable Audio Output
jacks. Use this setting if the TV is not connected to an audio receiver or
amplifier and the volume is controlled by the TV.
•
Variable Output, Speakers Off This setting turns the TV’s front speakers
Off and allows variable output from the TV’s Fixed/Variable Audio Output
jacks. Use this setting if the TV is connected to an audio receiver or
amplifier and the volume is controlled by the TV.
•
Fixed Output, Speakers Off This setting turns the TV’s front speakers Off
and provides fixed output from the TV’s Fixed/Variable Audio Output jack
to a receiver or amplifier. With the Fixed Output, the TV’s volume control,
graphic equalizer, and mute are disabled. This output is ideal when
connecting to an audio receiver or amplifier that has its own remote control
for controlling the volume.
Note: If the Internal Speaker source switch on the back of the TV is set to
EXT AMP, it overrides any above setting of Speakers Off and allows the
internal speakers to be used as a center speaker input.
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Digital Audio Out
If you’ve connected a six-channel amplifier/receiver to the TV’s DIGITAL AUDIO
OUTPUT jack with a digital optical cable, you can receive Dolby Digital*
surround sound if transmitted. Choose the correct setting in the Digital Audio
Out menu:
•
Auto Select If selected, 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 Dolby Digital* and PCM decoder that was
manufactured in the last several years.
•
PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) If selected, the TV sends all signals through
the Digital Audio Output in PCM.
Subwoofer
The built-in Subwoofer enhances low-frequency audio. The Subwoofer setting
can only be changed if the Fixed/Variable audio output is set to the Variable
Output. The choices are: Subwoofer On or Subwoofer Off.
Time Menu
The Time menu lets you set up time-related features such as: Sleep Timer, Wakeup Timer, or Time of Day. Just follow the on-screen help text to assist you in
setting up the features–the information is explained in detail.
Note: If your TV does not automatically acquire the time, 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.
Connections Menu
The Connections menu specifies various ways to adjust the inputs to your
television. Items in the Connections menu are: Antenna Info, Channel Search,
Software Upgrade, Signal Source, Signal Type, Auto Tuning, DTVLink, Special
Features, Ethernet Setup.
Antenna Info
This screen lists any channel EVER added to the TV. The list shows the channel
number, the station name when tuned, e.g. NBC, whether the channel is digital
or analog, which antenna is picking up the channel, and for digital channels,
and its current signal strength.
*“Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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When you move the highlight to the Antenna Info list, the TV attempts to tune
to the 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. Subchannels, e.g. 8-1, 8-2, do not
appear.
Channel Search
Engaging in a channel search tells the TV to search for all the terrestrial TV
channels available through the antenna inputs. When the TV finds an active
channel, it places it in the channel list. Inactive channels (weak stations or
channels with no signal at all) aren’t placed in the channel list.
The Channel Search screen lets you choose a Full Search or a Quick Search.
Full Search Searches both Antenna A and B, automatically detects whether
you are using cable or an off-air antenna.
Note: A Full Search can take several minutes.
Quick Search Searches only for channels on the antenna you’re currently
using and uses the current Air or Cable setting. For optimum reception, you
need to conduct a Quick Search after you’ve adjusted a terrestrial antenna
because the TV might pick up new channels.
Notes: Channel Search takes a long time to complete because all possible
analog and digital channels are being searched.
If a cable box is connected to Antenna A and GUIDE Plus+ Setup was
informed, a channel search will not be permitted.
Software Upgrade
The Software Upgrade screen contains current software information and
indicates if a new upgrade is available. The software information and upgrades
can be accomplished only if you have the TV connected via the Ethernet cable
to the Internet.
Signal Source
The Signal Source menu allows you to choose the source from which you
would like the signal to come: Antenna A, Antenna B, or Video Inputs. The
same can be accomplished using the component buttons if you’ve set up Auto
Tuning on the remote or the INPUT button. But, if you misplace the remote,
this feature gives you another way to tune to a signal source.
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Signal Type
The Signal Type screen lets you choose whether you are receiving a signal from
cable TV or an off-air antenna for Ant A or Ant B. When you run Channel
Search, the TV automatically detects your signal and you don’t have to specify it
here. However, if you decide to change the source, you can use the Signal Type
screen. Changing the source on Antenna A may mean that you will have to make
changes to your GUIDE Plus+ Setup settings.
Auto Tuning
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 (VCR1,
VCR2, DVD, or SAT•CABLE) so that pressing the button automatically turns on
the TV and turns the TV to the correct video input channel (see the Features
chapter on page 46 for detailed information).
DTVLink® (Digital Television Link)
Better known to some as IEEE 1394 or FireWire*, these jacks enable connection
of high-speed digital technology to DTVLink devices. With the two jacks, you
can network your digital devices by linking them together.
Some DTVLink set top devices need an additional analog video connection to
the TV. The screen tells you which device needs this connection. You then
select which analog input is used for the connection.
Notes: When a device is plugged in or unplugged, the DTVLink screen is
updated automatically.
Some IEEE 1394 devices supply power to other devices. This TV does not
supply power to other devices.
Some devices that do not support Digital Copy Protection may cause
errors on the DTVLink connection if another source that supports Digital
Copy Protected material is connected to the DTVLink.
Special Features
Initial Channel and Initial Volume are two special features that are for
commercial/retail use only.
Initial Channel You can select the channel that your TV tunes to each time
the TV is turned on or plugged in.
Initial Volume This features works only if the Initial Channel feature is set to
On. Select the volume level that you want when the TV is turned on.
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Ethernet Setup
If you have a NAT/PAT device with DHCP capability, 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. Your ISP
needs your TV’s MAC (Media Access Control) address to give you a host name.
This appears on the same screen where you set the host name as required by
your ISP. It is unlikely you may need to fill in the IP address and/or Port by
your ISP. You may need to enter another IP address for the proxy server to gain
access to other hosts on the Internet. This address, if required, will be provided
by your ISP.
A Reset All selection is provided for your convenience if you move the TV to
another city and have to enter new information.
Preferences Menu
The Preference menu allows you to change some aspects of your TV to fit your
personal preferences. Features in the Preference menu are: Closed Captioning,
Screen Format, Record Output, Color Scheme, Translucency, Menu Language,
Digital Channel Info.
Closed Captioning
You may set the type of captioning displayed from the main tuner. Captioning is
not available from the PIP tuner. Choices within the Closed Captioning menu
are: Caption Display, Analog Captions, Digital Captions, Caption Priority,
Caption Style.
Caption Display
The Caption Display menu displays a choice list that lets you choose when
closed captioning information is shown on the screen. Input 5 (DVI-HDTV) is
not supported by Closed Captioning.
Closed Captioning On
available.
Captioning information is shown always, when
Closed Captioning Off
No captioning information is displayed.
On When Muted Captioning information is only shown when the TV’s sound
is muted, when available. (To mute the sound, press the MUTE button on the
remote control and captioning information will appear on the screen.)
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Analog Captions
You can select a closed caption mode, which is the mode, or source, used for
displaying captioning information for all analog channels. The content of CC and
Text are different; you can select which one you want to see on the screen.
CC CC displays information at any position on the screen. It overlays the text
on top of the picture as it is received.
Text Text displays information at one particular position (such as the bottom
third) of the screen. You cannot see the picture underneath the text.
You can choose between eight closed caption modes, or sources:
•
CC1 and Text 1 are the primary caption and text services. The captioning or
text is displayed in the same language as the program’s dialog.
•
CC3 and Text 3 serve as the preferred data channels. The captioning or text
is often a secondary language translation, simplified English, or displayed at
a slower rate.
•
CC2 and CC4 and Text 2 and Text 4 are rarely available and broadcasters
use them only in special conditions, such as when CC1 and CC3 are not
available, or Text1 and Text3 are not available.
Digital Captions
You can select a closed caption, service mode (1-6) for digital channels. The
service modes support MPEG-2 based transport sources such as DTVLink.
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
You can choose whether the TV uses digital or analog captions for digital TV
programs that have both or either.
•
If you select analog captions and they are available for a digital TV
program, the CC icon in the banner lights.
•
If you select digital captions and they are available for a digital TV program,
the CC icon in the banner lights.
Caption Style
Customize closed captioning for the digital captions by choosing the settings for
the following options:
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.
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Caption Color allows you to choose the font color: White, Black, Red,
Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, Cyan.
Background Color allows you to choose the background color: White, Black,
Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, Cyan.
Background Opacity allows you to change the see-through options: Solid,
Transparent, Translucent, and Flashing. Solid is the default setting.
Caption Opacity allows you to change the see-through options: Solid,
Transparent, Translucent, and Flashing.
Screen Format
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, Zoom or Stretch. If
your TV receives an image with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the image can be displayed
in one of three ways:
Normal The image of a 4:3 video signal is centered with gray bars on the
right and left sides of the screen.
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%.
Notes: There is no need 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 button on the remote gives you access to change the format
with a one-button press rather than navigating through the menu system.
Normal and Stretch do not affect Record Output; Zoom may alter the
original video.
Some programs are copy protected and cannot be recorded. If REC icon in
banner is dim, a recording cannot be made because of copy protection
limits.
The format of some video cannot be changed even though it appears to
be a 4:3 aspect-ratio picture.
Depending on the input and video content, the TV may or may not be
able to display the side panels as gray. Therefore, limited viewing of a 4:3
image is recommended when no side panels are present. The same advice
applies even if the side panels are present. Use the FORMAT button to
view screen formats other than those with sidepanels (Zoom, Stretch).
Some video formats may not be able to be changed with the FORMAT
button.
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Record Output
16:9 signals can be recorded in one of two ways: Cropped Recording (Center
Cut) and Anamorphic Mode Recording. Cropped Recording records the center of
a 16:9 signal and the Anamorphic Mode Recording compresses the 16:9 signal
into a 4:3 area.
Notes: To make the “clearest” recording, avoid using PIP, GUIDE Plus+
system, browser, or zoom screen format. Doing so will have unwanted
effects on the recorded video.
The TV does not need to be on to make a recording as long as the
recording being made was set up in the GUIDE Plus+ system. When the TV
is off, the Record Output may show the TV tuning channels in a date
acquisition activity. This is normal.
Color Scheme
Select from among four colors (Sky Blue, Emerald, Raspberry, Plum) to change
the color of the menu system and banner.
Note: The guide and browser colors are unaffected.
Translucency
You can change the translucency (see-through) level of the menu screens. Adjust
the slider by using the left and right arrow buttons.
Notes: This does not apply to GUIDE Plus+ system and browser.
Some video formats do not support the display of translucency on-screen
displays.
Menu Language
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.
Note: Spanish and French are not available in the guide, browser, or in
some software upgrade pop-up screens.
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Digital Channel Info
The Digital Channel Info option allows the TV to receive off-air TV guides. The
default is set to Acquire Digital Channel Information. Disabling this option
should be reserved as a last resort because you may not receive important
terrestrial program guide information, such a program ratings, channel names,
program titles, program times, etc.
Notes: When the TV is locked and you try to access the Digital Channel
Info screen, the Password Entry screen appears and you must enter the
password.
Disabling Digital Channel Info feature does not affect the acquisition of
GUIDE Plus+ channel listings.
Channels remain blocked or viewable in Parental Control feature
regardless of the Digital Channel Info setting although the channels may
appear to have changed.
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Chapter Overview:
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Channel Banner
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Digital or Analog Channels
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All About the GUIDE Plus+ System
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Parental Controls
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Auto Tuning
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PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Operation
•
Web Browser
Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
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About the Channel Banner
The Channel Banner appears when you press the TV or INFO button on the remote. If an icon is grayed out (dim) in the
banner, 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.
The icons change appearance to show the item’s status or availability.
Program Title/Acquiring Channel
00:30
Displays title of program (if available) or Acquiring Channel appears when
tuning a channel.
Use SKIP button on the remote to turn on the Commercial Skip timer, then change
channels. Counts down the amount of time remaining before the TV tunes back to
the channel where Commercial Skip was activated.
12:30 AM
The time when the TV shuts off as set by the Sleep Timer in Time menu.
12:39 PM
Displays current time if the Time feature is set in Time menu or GUIDE Plus+ system is set up.
888 - 888 WWWW
Displays current channel (analog/digital) and the station call letters, if available.
Note: The channel number display in the GUIDE Plus+ system and the banner
may not match up because the GUIDE Plus+ system and banner may use different
channel tuning mechanisms.
Displays a channel logo or label (if available) and if the GUIDE Plus+ Label has
been turned ON in the GUIDE Plus+ menu.
Antenna/Auto Tuning/DTVLink
(Cable Box)
CC
Displays when Closed Captioning is available on the current channel and in the
format selected in the Caption Priority menu.
SAP
Displays SAP or Audio language icon when the current analog channel is
broadcasting SAP (Second Audio Program) information or when current digital
channel is broadcasting an alternate audio track.
Audio Format Icon
Parental Controls Icon
MPAA - Not Rated
16:9 1080i HD
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Displays input source (Air, Cable, Cable Box) or input/device to which the TV
is tuned. Displays signal type (Air, Cable, Box) that you’re viewing.
Displays sound mode icons (Mono, Stereo, Dolby surround, Four-channel
surround, 4.1-channel surround, Five-channel surround).
Displays Parental Controls lock icon in Red when the TV is locked, Green when
the TV is unlocked, and Yellow when the TV is temporarily unlocked.
Displays current V-chip program ratings.
Displays signal format (4:3 or 16:9) and original resolution of the broadcast [e.g., 480i
(i represents interlaced scan), 480p (p represents progressive scan), 720p, 1080i, etc.] and
not the resolution of the TV. For example, 4:3 Normal, 480i SD (Standard Definition)
or 16:9 1080i HD (High Definition). In 4:3 mode, displays the screen format (Normal,
Zoom, Stretch). The 4:3 and 16:9 are the aspect ratios for the pictures and 480i and 1080i
represent the horizontal lines of resolution.
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Digital or Analog TV Channel
A single off-air antenna can pick up both analog and digital air channels. 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).
Subchannel
(if necessary)
Primary
Channel
VCR1
ON • OFF
VCR2
Make sure the TV is in TV mode by pressing TV on the remote
control.
2.
Enter the primary channel number (up to three digits). 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
subchannel.
3.
If the primary channel number has fewer than three digits and you
want to enter subchannel numbers, press the right arrow to advance
to the subchannel entry box.
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.
TV
TV button
DVD
1.
AUX SAT • CABLE
FORMAT
MUTE
VOL
VOL
CH +
Right arrow button
CLEAR
Note: 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, use subchannel -0 to tune to the
analog channel.
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Video
window
Action
buttons
Program
information
About the GUIDE Plus+ System
The GUIDE Plus+ system is a no-fee, on-screen program guide that lists
TV schedules for your area and allows your TV direct control of a cable
box and/or VCR. You must first set up the GUIDE Plus+ system in order
to view this on-screen program guide (see Chapter 1 for details).
There are six sections of the GUIDE Plus+ system:
Promotional
Information
Channel Listings
Menu
options
Tips
The GUIDE Plus+ system automatically comes up when
you use the TV or ON/OFF button on the remote to
turn on the TV. You can turn off this feature by
selecting Setup from the GUIDE Plus+ Menu, selecting
Options, then setting Auto Display to Off.
Also, since the program information provided by the
GUIDE Plus+ system is based on your locale, you will
need to run Setup again if you move to a different ZIP
or postal code.
•
A video window
•
Blue and Green Action buttons at the top of the screen
•
Program information
•
Promotional information
•
Channel listings
•
Menu options (Listings, Sort, News, Messages, Promotions, Schedule,
Channels, Setup)
Notes: If you have cable and air signals, connect cable to Antenna
A. If you have air signal only, connect it to Antenna A. Antenna A is
where the GUIDE Plus+ system gets its Listings.
Whenever the GUIDE Plus+ system is activated in the TV, the lastviewed channel of Antenna A appears in the video window.
The GUIDE Plus+ system screens illustrated in this book are
representations of what you are likely to see. Not all channels,
programs, and GUIDE Plus+ information depicted will be available
in your area. New features and options can be downloaded to the
GUIDE Plus+ system, so these are subject to change also. The GUIDE
Plus+ system doesn’t display program listings for satellite TV.
Using the GUIDE Plus+ System
To enter the GUIDE Plus+ system:
•
Press GUIDE on the remote or press MENU on remote then select GUIDE Plus+ menu.
To exit the GUIDE Plus+ system:
•
Highlight a program and press OK to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and tune to the program
(channel).
•
Press GUIDE to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and tune to the program (channel) displayed in
the video window.
•
Press CLEAR to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and return to the original channel.
The GUIDE Plus+ System Menus
The GUIDE Plus+ system offers different options on the Menu bar: Listings, Sort, News, Schedule,
Messages, Promotions, Channels, and Setup. To access the Menu bar:
1. Press GUIDE (the GUIDE Plus+ programming guide appears).
2.
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Press MENU or up and down arrow buttons to select the Menu bar (the Grid Guide appears
by default).
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3.
Use the left and right arrow buttons to access other menus.
4.
Press OK, or MENU, or use the down arrow button to see the menu options.
Listings
The Listings appear each time you enter the GUIDE Plus+ system. They
display the current programming for each channel. The current program
of Antenna A is displayed in the video window.
If you are highlighting a digital channel, the
channel label will include a subchannel, such as
CBS [4-08].
•
Press the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to browse
channel listings and the channel up and down buttons to page
through the listings. Use the right and left arrow buttons to browse
future program listings.
•
Press the Green button to skip ahead 24 hours; press the Blue button
to go back 24 hours.
•
To tune to a channel, highlight the program you want to view in the
channel listings and press OK.
•
Directly access a channel by using the number buttons. To access a
digital channel, enter major # (13), right arrow, then subchannel #.
Use the Guide Action Buttons as described below.
Action buttons
Listings menu selection
Guide Action Buttons
The Blue and Green action buttons’ actions or commands change
according to where you are in the GUIDE Plus+ system. Be sure to look
at the action bar before pressing the action buttons.
When highlighting a program, the following Action buttons appear:
Network logos (if available) or labels
•
Watch Press the Blue button on the remote to place a timer into the
Schedule so the TV turns on and tunes to the program highlighted in
the channel listing.
•
Record Press the Green button on the remote to place a timer into
the Schedule so the VCR records the program highlighted in the
channel listing.
If you have a cable box, changing channels on the TV causes the
cable box channel to change while recording.
Record appears only if you have set up the GUIDE Plus+ system and
specified your VCR type.
Blue action
button
OK
Green action
button
Important Note: You need to make sure that your VCR is tuned to
the Line INPUT, and is turned off prior to recording start time. Do
not change channels on the TV or VCR when making a recording.
Expanded Information
Press INFO on the remote to see additional program information.
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Locking the Video Window
When highlighting the channel names (the left column on the channel listing), the following Action buttons appear:
•
Lock/Unlock Press the Blue action button to lock or unlock the video window to either stay at one channel as you
browse the GUIDE Plus+ system (lock) or change as you browse through different channels (unlock). The PIP button
also locks/unlocks the video window.
Sort menu selection
Sort options
Sort
The Sort menu lets you browse programs by different categories, such as
Sports, Movies, and Children’s programs. You can sort alphabetically by
selecting “A-B-C.”
News menu action buttons
News menu selection
•
Use the arrow buttons to select the sort option.
•
Use the Action buttons to schedule a watch timer or a record timer.
News
The News menu lets you browse current news stories by headline.
1.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight a story.
• Use the up and down arrows to browse the list one story at a time.
• Use the channel up and down buttons to browse through the list
one page at a time.
2.
Press the right arrow or the INFO button to see all of the text for the
story.
Note: If available, MSNBC is tuned while using the News feature.
Schedule
The Schedule menu allows you to alter the programs for either viewing or recording programs.
Schedule Menu Action Buttons
•
Remove Highlight the Watch or Record timer you wish to remove from the schedule and press the
Blue or Green button on the remote.
•
Change Highlight the Watch or Record timer you wish to change and press the Blue or Green button
on the remote to toggle the frequency between the following choices:
DAILY records the same program each day Monday through Friday.
ONCE
records only on that day.
WEEKLY
records each week at the same day and time.
REGULARLY records the program each week at the same day and time (only if the title is the same).
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Messages
Occasionally you receive messages regarding your GUIDE Plus+ system, as well as special
programming information. You can access these messages from the Messages menu on the Menu
bar.
Promotions
The Promotions menu displays a list of all the promotions available through the GUIDE Plus+
system. Highlight the Promotions menu and then use the down arrow to scroll through the list.
When the promotion you want to view is highlighted, press INFO (the promotional information
appears on-screen). Press the right arrow to return to the Promotions list.
Channels
You can customize the channel listing by enabling or disabling the display of certain channels. For
instance, you may disable channels that you never watch. Use the action buttons to remove,
replace, or change channels. Any changes in the guide Channels only affect the program guide
display and not the channel lists in the television’s Main Menu.
Setup
The Setup menu allows you to access the GUIDE Plus+ setup information. You can do the
following in the Setup menu:
•
Change system settings Confirms the settings you completed in the GUIDE Plus+ system
setup are correct.
•
Review options Displays the GUIDE Plus+ auto display options.
On Automatically displays the GUIDE Plus+ system when you press the ON•OFF or TV
button on the remote control.
Off Disables the GUIDE Plus+ system from being displayed automatically each time you turn
on the TV.
Promotions and Advertising
To find out more information about a program, advertisement or special,
use the left arrow button to highlight the channel listing or promotional
information box. Press INFO for more information.
You can view a list of all advertisements and promotions by selecting
Promotions from the menu bar.
Promotional Information
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Parental Controls
Tip
You must lock the TV for the parental controls settings
to be enforced.
The Parental Controls menu allows you to program your TV so that
children cannot see certain programs, channels, browser, or use the front
panel controls. The Parental Controls menu also involves 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 Unlock/Lock TV, Video
Input List, Antenna A List, Antenna B List, V-Chip TV Rating, V-Chip Movie
Rating, V-Chip Unrated, Front Button Block, and Web Browser Block.
Lock/Unlock TV
Selecting this option lets you lock and unlock the parental controls and
the TV using a password. It also affects the channel lists. If you select the
Unlock option when watching TV, you see the channels that have a
checkmark in the Unlocked List. If you select Lock when watching TV,
you see the channels that are Viewable in the Locked List. If the TV is
locked, all channels can be directly accessed by using the number
buttons on the remote control but may not be viewed if they are
blocked.
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,
front panel block, and web browser block take effect.
If you forget your password, simultaneously press and hold the MENU/
OK button on the front panel and VOLUME down 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.
If you’ve locked the TV, set a record timer in the GUIDE Plus+ system
and aren’t there to provide your password, the recording takes place
only if the program doesn’t exceed the V-Chip ratings or you’ve
unlocked your TV.
Channel Lists (Video Input List, Antenna A List,
Antenna B List)
The channel lists contain the following information: major channel
number (with subchannel number only if a digital channel), channel call
letters (when channel is tuned), Locked List, and Unlocked List. The major
channels listed in Antenna A List and Antenna B List for off-air or cable
sources are based on the channel search results. If a major channel is not
found, then it is not listed. A channel search does not affect the Video
Input List; all video inputs are listed.
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For each major channel 0 through 125 found through channel search in Antenna A and B Lists, there are six
subchannels (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 to 999). The subchannels are the same for every major channel and are not
based on which subchannels a broadcaster is actually broadcasting. Subchannels are not supported for
major channels 126 through 999. An analog channel (major) and a digital channel (subchannel) can share
the same channel number and are both listed in the Antenna A/B List screens.
Editing Channels in the Channel Lists
All the lists are only editable 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 checkmark in the checkbox. 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.
You can also add ALL or delete ALL channels in a list by changing the checkbox or choice field in the line
that says All channels, but be very careful because you could erase all of your selections with one selection.
Notes: The Guide Plus+ system and Parental Controls both have a channel selection feature.
The Channel feature in the GUIDE Plus+ system controls which channels appear in the guide and has
no effect on which channels appear in the channel lists, and vice versa.
If a cable box is connected to Antenna A, the channel list can be edited for Antenna A 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
The V-Chip software reads a code that most broadcasters send with programs. That code tells the 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. You can also block out programs
that have been given a rating of “Not Rated,” 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.
V-Chip TV Ratings
The 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
(TV) have previously been locked, you must enter your password.
2.
Highlight and select V-Chip TV Rating.
3. 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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The V-Chip Rating Limit Screen
The following is an example of where items are located within the V-Chip TV Rating screen.
Rating Status Field
Lets you select whether the status of the age-based
Rating Field
rating limit to the left is Viewable or Blocked.
Lets you select from a
Content Themes
Lists the content themes you
can block or view.
list of age-based ratings
you can block or view.
Content Status Fields
Lets you select which
Rating Settings
Area
content themes to view for
Lets you see the current
whether the status of the
block/view state of age-
content theme is currently
based ratings and
Viewable (V) or Blocked (B).
the selected rating, and
associated content. The
Viewable (V) settings are
coded in green, and the
Blocked (B) settings are
coded in red.
Age-Based
Rating
TV-MA
TV-14
TV-PG
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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).
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 age-based
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
1.
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.
V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
You set movie (MPAA) rating limits by blocking movies rated above a
specified rating. How to block movie ratings 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 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.
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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.
V-Chip Unrated Program Block
Selecting this option lets you decide if programs that the V-Chip
recognizes as “unrated” can be viewed. Note that “unrated” 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.”
Block Unrated Programs All unrated programs are available.
View Unrated Programs All unrated programs are not available.
Note: You must remember to lock the TV for rating limits to take
effect.
Front Button Block
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:
•
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 while you
have the front panel blocked.)
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 more than an hour, the buttons
become unblocked. Blocking the front buttons does not disable the
front input.
Web Browser Block
Selecting this option lets you decide if the web browser can be accessed.
Block Web Browser Need a password to view web content
View Web Browser Web browser is accessible.
Make sure the TV is locked. If you do not, Block Web Browser will not
block browser access if it is set the Block Web Browser.
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Auto Tuning Feature
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 to tune to when you press the VCR1,
VCR2, DVD, or SAT•CABLE button on the remote control.
VCR1
DVD
TV
VCR2
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.
AUX SAT CABLE
The choices and a brief explanation follow:
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.
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 Antenna A Component is connected to the
ANTENNA A 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 in Auto Tuning.
Channel 2, 3 or 4 Antenna B Component is connected to the
ANTENNA B 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 in Auto Tuning.
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 when you press the corresponding button.
Input 1, Input 2 Component is connected to a VIDEO 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 3, Input 4 Compatible component video source, such as a DVD
player or satellite receiver, is connected to the composite/component
VIDEO INPUT jacks (Y•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.
Input 5 Component is connected to the DVI-HDTV jack on the back of
the TV and you want the TV to tune to this input when you press the
corresponding button.
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PIP (Picture-in-Picture) Operation
The PIP (Picture-In-Picture) feature lets you display a second, smaller analog (NTSC format) picture on top of the main
analog picture. The main and PIP channels must be from the same antenna A or B; you cannot have the main picture from
Antenna A and the PIP picture from Antenna B. However, inputs can use PIP regardless if Antenna A or B is used for the
main or PIP picture. You will only be able to use the PIP window and main picture with analog channels.
PIP Buttons
There are certain remote buttons that control the way the PIP window
works:
VCR1
DVD
ON • OFF
VCR2
TV
AUX SAT • CABLE
FORMAT
MUTE
VOL
VOL
CH +
Arrow buttons
CLEAR
1
PIP Brings up the PIP window. Press PIP again to remove the window.
Arrows Let you move the PIP window to different areas of the screen.
SWAP Switches, or “swaps,” the video from the PIP window with the
main picture.
CH CTRL (Channel Control) Lets you switch channel control between
the PIP window and the main picture. To determine whether you are
controlling the PIP or the main picture, look at the channel banner as
you change channels. The triangular indicator is beside the channel
number for the picture you’re controlling with channel up/down, number
buttons, etc.
4
Main picture
channel number
AUSE
PIP buttons
PIP
SWAP CH CTRL
Channel control
indicator
SKIP
PIP channel number
Using the PIP Feature
While you may use PIP in different ways, this basic PIP scenario should
get you started. When watching an analog channel, follow these steps.
1.
Press the PIP button on the remote control. The PIP window appears
on the screen and Channel Control is automatically put on the PIP
window.
2.
Use the channel up and down or digit buttons to change the PIP
channel.
3.
To change the program in the main picture window, press CH CTRL.
Then use the channel up and down or digit buttons. To go back and
forth between controlling the PIP window and the main picture,
press the CH CTRL button.
Tip
A typical use of SWAP is to scan through channels in
the PIP window, and when you find a channel you
like, press SWAP to display that channel in the main
picture, sending the current channel to the PIP
window.
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PIP Problems?
•
If you are channel surfing and the PIP disappears, you may have tuned to a digital channel. To
view PIP and the main picture, make sure that both the main and PIP channels are analog
inputs, or signals. Continue changing the channel until you find an analog (NTSC format)
channel. The PIP window will reappear.
The message “PIP Not Viewable or Exceeds Rating” in the
channel banner lets you know that PIP is not available on this
channel and you should tune to another channel.
•
If you press PIP and the PIP box is grayed, you may have movie or TV rating limits set. These
limits may block your access to the PIP channel. For information on removing limits, see the
section “Parental Controls.”
•
You cannot view closed captioning in the PIP window.
•
PIP channel skips all digital (ATSC) TV channels and tunes to analog channels.
•
PIP cannot be displayed from component inputs.
Using the Web Browser
You can start the browser on your TV by selecting it from the main
menu. The TV front panel and remote control provide basic navigation
without a keyboard. If you launch the browser from the main menu, a
message will pop up to suggest that you use a keyboard to connect to
the Internet.
The optional keyboard will allow you to get optimum use of web
browser features. The keyboard KBR755TA1 is available through URL:
www.rca.com/keyboard or order the keyboard through a toll free
number, 800-798-5875.
Tips
Inputs cannot be viewed in the video window of the
browser.
If you use the video window in the browser and you
press channel up/down and the video window seems to
disappear, this means you’ve either tuned to a channel
which is blocked or has a weak signal. Use the channel
upldown to go to another channel.
You can use channel up/down to tune to a different
channel in the video window. Number keys cannot be
used to tune channels in the video window.
When the browser is started for the first time, the browser goes to an
RCA website. All FAV keyboard buttons are also initially programmed to
that site. The FAV SEARCH button on the keyboard defaults to a search
site but you can reprogram it.
The FORMAT button on your remote (or keyboard) allows you to cycle
through various combinations of a less than full screen browser and
some TV video. Just press the button again to use a different format. If
you usually use this method to browse, change the layout periodically to
reduce the effects of uneven screen aging.
To close the browser entirely, press CLEAR on the remote. You may
discover that other browser windows are open. This may be the result of
a pop-up window being delivered from the site you were viewing.
Note: The browser doesn’t handle streaming video or audio and
some animated graphics.
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Browser Screen Burn Prevention
If the browser is idle for a period of time, a pop-up message appears to remind you to turn it off
when you are not using it to prevent uneven wear of the screen. Remember that fixed images tend
to “burn” in. In browser mode, the contrast level of your TV is automatically set to a reduced level to
help slow the effects of uneven screen aging.
Additional steps have been taken to mitigate uneven screen aging on your TV. You will notice that
the usual browser menu and on-screen buttons that you may be accustomed to working with on a
PC are not displayed on-screen. Instead, these functions are on your remote or optional keyboard.
Saving Your Favorite URLs
Program any favorite (FAV) key, including HOME and SEARCH, to any URL (website address). After
you’ve browsed to a favorite URL, just press the desired key and hold it until a message appears.
That site’s URL will be assigned to the key you pressed. The next time you press the key briefly, the
browser will automatically go to the site you saved.
Additional storage locations for favorite website are available by pressing SHIFT, CRTL or ALT at the
same time you press a FAV key. This provides an additional 21 locations for storing favorites.
If you have the optional keyboard, previously visited sites are also available as a drop-down listing
from the address bar. The list can hold only a certain number of addresses, so at some point a new
address will replace the oldest one.
Controlling the Web Browser
As stated previously, the remote control and front panel buttons support only basic browser
functions. Below is a table that shows which buttons work what function.
Web Browser Button Interaction
Remote:
Front Panel:
MENU
MENU/OK
Browser Function:
Close browser and opens main menu
CLEAR
Quits the browser
SWAP
Displays the previous browser window; BACK
CH CTRL
Displays the next browser window; BACK
STOP
Stops loading the current page; STOP
PLAY
Reloads the current page; REFRESH
REVERSE
Go to the previous page if one exists; BACK equivalent on optional keyboard
FORWARD
Go to the next page if one exists; FORWARD equivalent on optional keyboard
FORMAT
Toggles between Full-Size browser and browser plus video in multiple layouts
Up/Down/Left/Right Arrow
Moves the cursor in the web page
GUIDE
Closes the browser and opens the guide
REC•VCR+
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Closes the browser and opens the guide
CH Up/Down
Changes channels if video window is displayed
VOL Up/Down
Changes volume if video window is displayed
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Troubleshooting
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Specifications and Features
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Accessory Information
•
Limited Warranty
•
Care and Cleaning-
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Index
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Troubleshooting
Most problems you encounter with your TV can be corrected by consulting the following troubleshooting list.
TV Problems
TV won’t turn on
•
Press the TV button 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 70.
•
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 Unblocked.
•
When you first plug your TV into an outlet, the Power LED 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 LED goes
off. This happens every time power is reapplied to the TV.
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, Wake-up Timer, or Watch feature may have been activated. Go to page 38 or 59 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.
•
The sleep timer may be set.
•
Unplug. Wait five minutes. Plug in again.
TV turns on unexpectedly
•
Wake-up Timer feature or Watch from the GUIDE Plus+ system may have been activated. Go to page 38 or 59 for
instructions.
Blank screen
•
Make sure the component connected to the TV is turned on.
•
Try another channel.
Unusual sound quality
•
Check the Graphic Equalizer, SRS, and Sound Logic settings.
No sound, picture okay
•
Maybe the sound is muted. Try pressing the volume up button to restore sound.
•
Maybe the speakers are turned off. Check the FIXED/VARIABLE OUT control panel in the Audio menu.
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If using an S-Video connection, DVI-HDTV, component and video remember to also connect the component’s L and
R AUDIO OUT jacks to the TV’s L and R INPUT jacks.
•
Check the position of the INT W/EXT SURR and EXT switch on the back of the TV.
•
Make sure the correct Audio Processor mode (Mono, Stereo, SRS, FOCUS and TruSurround) is selected.
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 button
on your VCR).
Noisy stereo reception
• May be a weak station. Use Audio menu to choose Mono sound.
No picture, no sound but TV is on
•
Maybe the cable/air function is set to the wrong position. Select GUIDE Plus+ Menu from the Main menu, select
the GUIDE Plus+ Setup option, and provide the correct information on the following screens. Go to pages 20-21 for
detailed instructions.
•
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 button on your VCR).
Sound okay, picture poor
•
Check antenna connections. Make sure all of the cables are firmly connected to the jacks.
•
Try adjusting sharpness function to improve weak signals. Go to page 54 for more instructions.
Black box appears on the screen
•
Closed-captioning might be on. Check the Caption Display control panel in the Preferences menu. Go to page 62 for
more instructions.
Every time I turn on the TV, the Guide is on the screen
•
The GUIDE Plus+ system automatically appears on the screen when you use the TV button on the remote to turn on
the TV. You can turn off this feature by pressing GUIDE on your remote control and then select the Menu bar. Press
the right arrow button to select Setup. Choose Review options and select OFF.
GUIDE Plus+ System Problems
GUIDE Plus+ setup won’t turn off tape for VCR setup and/or channel 02 cable box
•
Check to see if the G-LINK wands are positioned correctly in front of components’ remote sensors.
•
GUIDE Plus+ system control of cable box is slower than direct control of the box itself. Keep this in mind when
changing channels.
•
You may have an incorrect GUIDE Plus+ Channel Lineup. The guide may get out of sync with the cable provider. Use
the GUIDE Plus+ Setup in the GUIDE Plus+ Menu to change the zip code to 99999. Turn the TV off for 10 minutes.
Use Setup again to change the zip code back to the correct value. If asked, be sure to select the correct channel
lineup from the on-screen list.
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Program information doesn’t download
•
Review your setup information and make sure it’s correct. Press MENU on the remote and select GUIDE Plus+
System menu and then Setup. Go to page 20 for detailed instructions about the GUIDE Plus+ Setup menus.
•
The TV must be off to download information. Leave your TV off overnight, for at least 10 hours, to receive the
initial download for your area.
•
If you’re using a cable box, leave it on so you can receive program information.
•
The GUIDE Plus+ system doesn’t display program listings for satellite TV.
Scheduled Watch or Record doesn’t occur
•
Check Schedule for timer conflicts. Go to page 38 for instructions.
•
Make sure the wands of the G-LINK cable are placed in front of the remote sensor(s) on the component(s).
•
Make sure your VCR is turned off during the time you’ve scheduled to record a program because the system turns
the VCR on when it starts recording (if it’s already on when recording starts, the system will turn it off).
•
Make sure there is a tape in the VCR and that the VCR is connected properly.
•
Make sure VCR is tuned to the line input. Don’t change channels.
•
Be sure that you set up the VCR in the GUIDE Plus+ Setup menus. If you don’t complete the Configuring for a VCR
steps successfully, the Record option won’t be available. Go to page 22 for detailed instructions.
•
If a cable box is attached to your TV, make sure you set it up correctly in the GUIDE Plus+ Setup menus. Go to
page 21 for detailed instructions.
•
The guide comes up each time you turn on the TV. You can disable the guide by going to the Auto-on feature in
the Guide Setup menu and select Review Options.
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 (TV or VCR) 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. If batteries are weak, you will not be able to
activate backlighting on the remote; instead, backlight will blink once when activated. Put new batteries in the
remote. (Note, if you remove the batteries, you may have to reprogram the remote to operate other components.)
•
You might need to drain the remote’s microprocessor: remove batteries and press the number 1 button for at least
60 seconds. Release the 1 button, replace the batteries, and (if necessary) program the remote again.
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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
(press 5 on your remote), select Lock TV (press 1 on your remote).
I don’t remember my password and I want to unlock the TV
•
If you forget your password, 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
Digital Cable Compatibility ................................................. DTVLINK, DVI/HDTV,
.............................................................................................. Component
Video
Adaptive Video Noise Reduction ........................................ Yes
Adjustable Color Warmth ....................................................
4:3 Format Control (Screen) ...............................................
Auto Color Control ..............................................................
Convergence (Auto & Manual) ...........................................
Optimum Contrast, High-Resolution Screen ......................
Integrated Shield ..................................................................
Viewing Angle (Degrees) ....................................................
Comb Filter ..........................................................................
Dynamic Focus ....................................................................
High Performance Scan Velocity Modulation (SVM) .........
Horizontal Resolution (Picture Width) ...............................
Picture Tube Pitch ...............................................................
Picture Power (Watts) ..........................................................
Scan Rate Converter ............................................................
3:2 Pull Down (Film Mode) ................................................
Picture Presets .....................................................................
Wide Band Video Amplifier ................................................
Yes
Normal, Zoom, Stretch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
160
Digital Frame Comb (3D Y/C)
Yes
Yes
1200
Screen .52mm
42
Yes
Reverse
Bright, Normal, Soft, Personal
Yes
Sound
Audio Power (Watts) Front Speakers .................................
Integrated Subwoofer/Boomer ...........................................
Graphic Equalizer ................................................................
Front Speakers .....................................................................
..............................................................................................
Fully Enclosed Speaker System ..........................................
Balance Control ...................................................................
Broadcast Stereo w/dbx† Noise Reduction .........................
Matrix Surround Sound .......................................................
Second Audio Program (SAP) .............................................
Sound Logic Audio Leveler .................................................
SRS TruSurround ..................................................................
SRS Focus .............................................................................
15 Watts/Channel
30 Watt-Sub
7 Band
2--130mm Midrange Drivers
plus 2 - 19 mm Tweeters
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Convenience
Web Browser ....................................................................... Yes
Auto Channel Search (Full and Quick) .............................. Yes
† dbx is a registered trademark of Carillon Electronics Corporation.
**Specifications are subject to change.
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Multilingual On-screen Display ..........................................
Auto Tuning (One-button Launch) .....................................
Closed Captioning ...............................................................
Front Button Bock ...............................................................
Commercial Skip ..................................................................
Parental Control with V-Chip ..............................................
Picture Reset ........................................................................
Picture-in-Picture (PIP) ........................................................
Picture Memory Presets for Video Inputs ..........................
(Individual Memory)
Guide Plus+ System with Digital Channels ........................
One Touch VCR Record w/Guide Plus+ System ...............
Picture in Guide Plus+ System ............................................
Clock (Time), Sleep and Wake-up Timers .........................
English, French, Spanish
Yes, four components
Analog & Digital
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes, in Menu
Analog on Analog
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Front Panel
Stereo Headphone Jack ....................................................... 3.5mm Stereo Mini-jack
Front A/V Input ................................................................... Composite with S-Video
Back Panel Inputs/Outputs
A/V Inputs ............................................................................
Component/Composite Video Inputs .................................
..............................................................................................
Antenna/Cable Inputs .........................................................
DVI-HDTV Input with Audio Inputs ..................................
Broadband Connection (Ethernet RJ45) .............................
DTVLink (IEEE 1394) ..........................................................
Record Output (Composite with Audio) ............................
Digital Audio Output ...........................................................
External Speaker Terminals ................................................
Fixed or Variable Audio Outputs ........................................
External Center Channel Input ...........................................
..............................................................................................
G-LINK Jack .........................................................................
General Specifications
HD52W140
Screen Size (Measured Diagonally) 52”
Dimensions (H X W X D)
51.5 x 48.5 x 23
Aspect Ratio
16:9
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61”
57.75 x 56.5 x 23
16:9
2 - S-Video / Composite
2 - Y PrPb (RCA Jacks)
SYNCHROSCAN
2 - RF
1
1
1
1
1
Yes
1 set, menu switchable
Maximum amplifier power
rating 60 watts into 8 ohms
Yes
HD65W140
65”
61.625 x 59.75 x 25.75
16:9
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Accessory Information
The following accessories are available from most dealers and electronics supply stores in case
you want to position your components farther apart or need additional cables.
Standard Audio/Video cable
with RCA-type phono plugs.
VH83
Monaural VCR Dubbing Audio/
Video Cable is a double cable
that lets you connect the video
and audio jacks of two VHS VCRs
to duplicate tapes. It can also be
used to connect a VCR to your
TV. The cable is color-coded and
shielded. It has RCA-type phono
plugs on each end. Gold-Tipped
cable, VH83 (6-ft)
Stereo VCR Dubbing Audio/
Video Cable is a triple cable that
lets you connect the VIDEO and
AUDIO jacks of stereo components.
Gold-Tipped cable, VH84 (6-ft)
Push-on Cable* attaches to the
round antenna connectors (called
75-ohm F-type) on the back of
your VCR or TV. The ends push
on for a quick connection. VH89
(6-ft)
Screw-on Cable* attaches to the
round antenna connectors (called
75-ohm F-type) on the back of your
VCR or TV. The ends screw onto
the connectors for a secure
connection. VH82 (6-ft), VH81 (3-ft)
S-Video Cable has multi-pin
connectors on each end for
connecting S-Video components to
your TV. VH976 (6-ft), VH913 (12-ft)
RG-6 Coaxial Burial Cable with
weatherproof “F” connectors. D905
Optical/SPDIF cables help you
connect to a component with an
Optical Audio In jack, such as a
Dolby Digital decoder or receiver.
DV3 (3-ft), DV6 (6-ft)
* This accessory is intended for use with an off-air or cable TV signal distribution and is not suitable for distribution of
the satellite signal originating from your satellite dish antenna.
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Remote Control This is
the remote control that came
packed with your TV.
Replacements or spares can
be ordered as needed.
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Price
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Description
Screw-on antenna cable* (3-ft)
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)
D905
$5.95
Monaural VCR Dubbing Cable (6-ft)
VH83
$5.95
Stereo VCR Dubbing Cable (6-ft)
VH84
$9.95
S-Video Cable (6-ft)
VH976
$7.95
S-Video Cable (12-ft)
VH913
$14.95
2-way Signal Splitter*
VH47
$3.95
4-way Signal Splitter*
VH49
$6.95
Amplified Antenna
ANT200
$49.95
Antenna Mixer
193984
$11.15
Remote Control (RCR160TBLM1)
257076
$24.00
Optical/SPDIF Cable (3-ft)
DV3
$15.95
Optical/SPDIF Cable (6-ft)
DV6
$19.95
Audio•Video Adapter
228449
Diplexer
D920
CTRL
SKIP
RCR160TBLM1
2-way Signal Splitter, 4way Signal Splitter* helps
you connect to other
components.
2-way Splitter (VH47)
4-way Splitter (VH49)
Amplified VHF/UHF/FM
Antenna allows you to
easily switch from the
antenna signal to cable or
satellite easily without
disconnecting antenna.
$4.45
$19.95
ANT200
Total Merchandise ...............................................................
Sales Tax ...............................................................................
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We are required by law to collect the appropriate sales
tax for each individual state, country, and locality to
which the merchandise is being sent.
Shipping and Handling* ....................................................
Total Amount Enclosed ......................................................
$ 5.00
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Use VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card preferably.
Money order or check must be in U.S. currency only.
✂
No COD or CASH.
* 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 1-866-SCENIUM and have your unit’s date of purchase and model/serial number ready.
• A representative will troubleshoot your problem over the phone.
• If the representative determines that you should receive service, they will provide you with the name(s) of the
Authorized Service Center in your area.
• Contact the Service Center and arrange for home or pick up, repair, and return service, provided that your unit is
located within the geographic territory covered by an Authorized Service Center. If not, you must take your unit to the
Service Center location at your own expense, or pay for the cost the Service Center may charge to transport your unit to
and from your home.
• Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the product is within the
warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service. For rental firms, proof of first rental is also required.
What your warranty does not cover:
• Customer instruction. (Your Owner’s Manual describes how to install, adjust, and operate your unit. Any additional
information should be obtained from your dealer.)
• Installation and related adjustments.
• Damage resulting from non-approved installation methods.
• Signal reception problems not caused by your unit.
• Damage from misuse or neglect.
• Batteries.
• Images burnt onto the screen.
• A television that has been modified or incorporated into other products, or is used for institutional or other commercial
purposes.
• A unit purchased or serviced outside the U.S.A.
• Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage.
Product Registration:
• Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your unit. It will make it easier to contact you
should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage.
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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 MULTIMEDIA INC., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY
WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.
• REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE
CONSUMER. THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY
ARE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY
APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
How State Law relates to warranty:
•
•
Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state.
If you purchased your unit outside the United States:
• This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.
Service calls which do not involve defective materials or workmanship are not covered by this warranty. Costs
of such service calls are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
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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Index
Index
Symbols
1394 1
16:9 icon 34
16:9 widescreen 2
A
A/V receiver connection 10
Accessories 74
Action buttons 26, 53
GUIDE Plus+ system 37
Age-based rating
Blocking 43
Viewing 43
Age-Based Ratings 42
Amplifier 6
Analog captions 63
Analog TV channel 35
ANTENNA A 8, 9, 13
ANTENNA A INPUT 16
ANTENNA B 8, 9, 13, 16
ANTENNA button 26
Antenna Info 59
Arrow buttons 26, 47
Assisted setup 19, 20
AUDIO
L/MONO 15
Audio codes 32
Audio format icon 34
AUDIO INPUT 3/
VIDEO INPUT 3 15
AUDIO INPUT 5 /
VIDEO INPUT 5 16
AUDIO INPUT1/
VIDEO INPUT 1 15
Audio language 57
Audio menu 56
AUDIO OUTPUT
Digital 16
Audio processor 57
Audio receiver 6
Audio/video cables 7
Auto
Channel search 20
Auto color 54, 55
Auto converge 55
Auto tuning 2, 46, 61
Chapter 5
Automatic code search 29
Autotuning
Front Input 46
AUX button 26, 31
B
Back of the TV 14
Back panel 14
Backlight button 26
Balance 58
Batteries 19
Black Level 54
Block
Age-Based Ratings 43
Front Panel 45
Movie ratings 44
Specific Content Themes
43
V-Chip Unrated Program
45
Web browser 45
Blue action button 26
Blue centering 55
Browser
Web 49
Browser, Web 1, 48
Buttons
ANTENNA 26
Arrows 26, 47
AUX 26, 31
Backlight 26
Blue action 26
CH CTRL 26
CH ctrl 47
Channel down 18, 26
Channel up 18, 26
CLEAR 26
Don't work 68
DVD 26
FORMAT 26, 48
FORWARD 27
Front panel 18
GO BACK 27
Green action 26
GUIDE 27
INFO 18, 27
INPUT 18, 27, 30
MENU 18, 27
Number 26
OK 18, 27
PAUSE 27
PIP 27, 47
PLAY 27
POWER 18
REC VCR + 27
Remote control 26
REVERSE 27, 28
SAT CABLE 27, 31
STOP 27
SWAP 27, 47
TV 27
VCR1 27
VCR2 27
Volume down 18
Volume up/down 27
C
Cable box remote codes
31
Cables 12, 74
Audio/video 7
audio/video 13
coaxial 7
COMPONENT VIDEO 13
for Y, Pb, Pr jacks 13
G-LINK 7
optical 12
S-Video 7, 13
Caption display 62
Caption priority 63
Caption style 63
Care and Cleaning 69
Care and cleaning 78
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
15
Center channel input 15
Center speaker input 15
CH CTRL button 26, 47
Channel 3 46
Search 20
Channel banner 34
Channel down button 18
Channel lists 40
Channel search 20, 60
Channel up button 18
Channels
Digital or Analog 35
Channels lists 39
Chart, of connections 7
Choice fields 53
Choice lists 53
Choose Your Connection 7
Cleaning and care 78
CLEAR button 26
Closed captioning
34, 62, 63
Coaxial cable 7
Codes
Audio 32
Cable box 31
DVD 32
Satellite receiver 32
VCR 31
Color 54
Warmth 55
Color scheme 65
Color warmth 54
Component Video cables
7
Components, connecting
7
Composite jacks 13
Connection
A/V Receiver + Speakers
10
DVD player, TV, VCR 8
Illustrations 6
Satellite Receiver, TV,
VCR 9
Speakers & A/V receiver
10
TV, Satellite Receiver,
VCR 9
TV, VCR, DVD Player 8
VCR, TV, DVD player 8
VCR, TV, Satellite Receiver 9
Connections
Menu 59
Content Themes 42
Viewing 44
Content themes
Blocking 43
Contrast 54
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Index
Control panel
Actions buttons 53
Control panels 52
Choice fields 53
Choice lists 53
Menu buttons 53
Numeric entries 53
Sliders 53
Convergence 54, 55
D
Digit buttons 26
Digital audio out 59
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack
10, 12, 16
Digital channel info 66
Digital TV channel 35
Dimensions 73
Direct entry 28
Dolby Digital receiver 12
DTVLink 1
DVD button 26
DVD codes 32
DVD player, VCR, TV
Connection 8
E
Ethernet 16
Ethernet jack 12
Ethernet setup 62
Exiting a menu 52
EXT / INT w/EXT SURR
switch 10
External speakers 14
F
Favorite URLs 49
Finding the sensor 17
FireWire 1
Fixed output 10
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO
OUTPUT L/R 14
Fixed/variable out 58
Format
Screen 64
FORMAT button 26, 48
FORWARD button 27
80
Front
And rear speaker jacks
15
Front Panel
Inputs 18
Front panel
Buttons 18
Front panel block 45
G
G-LINK 16
cable 7
connecting 17
GO BACK button 27
Graphic equalizer 56
Green action button 26
GUIDE button 27
GUIDE Plus+ system 36
Action buttons 37
Blue action button 26
Channels 39
Expanded information
37
Green action button 26
Listings 37
Lock/Unlock 38
Messages 39
News 38
Promotions 39
Promotions & Advertising 39
Schedule 38
Setup 20, 39
Sort 38
Guide Plus+ system 20, 24
H
Help text 2, 52
I
Indicator, remote control
27
Indirect light 6
INFO button 18, 27
INPUT
2 jacks 15, 16
3 jacks 15
Button 30
Input
ANTENNA A 16
Center channel 15
INPUT button 18, 27, 54
Inputs
Front panel 18
INT W/EXT SURR / EXT 10
Internal speakers 10, 11
J
Jack
Ethernet 12
Jacks 12, 14
audio/video 13
Composite video 13
Record output 2
RF 13
S-VIDEO 13
K
Key Features Overview 1
L
Language
Audio 57
Menu 20, 65
Languages, selecting 20
LED, front panel 19, 68
Limited warranty 77
Listings, GUIDE Plus+
system 37
Locating remote sensor 17
M
Main Menu 52
Menu
Audio 56
Connections 59
Exiting 52
Picture Quality 54
Preferences 62
Time 59
MENU button 18, 27, 52
Menu buttons 53
Menu language 20, 65
Menus 52
GUIDE Plus+ system 36
GUIDE Plus+ System
setup 20
Messages menu 39
Modes, remote control 29
Mono 57
Mute button 27
N
News menu 38
Noise filter 54, 55
Normal 64
Number buttons 26
Numeric entries 53
O
OK button 18, 27
On-screen help 52
On-screen help text 2, 52
On-screen Program Guide
1
One touch recording 1
Optical cable 12
Order form
Accessory 75
Output
RECORD 16
OUTPUTS
Audio 14
P
Parental controls 1, 40
Channel lists 40
Editing 41
Editing channels 41
Lock/unlock 40
Parental controls icon 34
PAUSE button 27
Picture Presets 54
Picture quality menu 54
Picture settings 54
PIP
Channel control 26
PIP (Picture in Picture)
Buttons 47
Problems 48
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PIP button 27, 47
PIP, using 47
PLAY button 27, 29
POWER button 18
Power surges 6
Preferences menu 62
Problems
GUIDE Plus+ system 69
Parental controls 71
Remote control 70
TV 68
V-Chip 71
Program Guide, On-screen
1
Programming
Cable box codes 31
DVD codes 32
Satellite receiver codes
32
VCR codes 31
Programming codes
Audio 32
Programming the remote
Automatic code search
28
Direct entry 28
Promotions, GUIDE Plus+
system 39
Pulse code modulation 59
Q
Quick Search 60
R
Rating Limits
movies 44
TV 41
Ratings
Blocking movie 44
Viewing movie 44
RCA-type cables 13
REC VCR+ button 27
RECORD OUTPUT 16
Record Output 65
Record output jacks 2
Recording
One touch 1
Red centering 55
Remote
Programming 28
Chapter 5
sensor 17
Remote Control
Buttons 26
Installing the Batteries
19
Remote control
Indicator 27
Programming codes 31
Reset controls 54, 56
REVERSE button 27, 29
RF jacks
Cables 13
S
S-VIDEO 13
cable 7
SAP 34, 58
SAT CABLE
Button 27, 31
Satellite receiver codes 32
Satellite receiver connection 9
Scan velocity modulation
56
Schedule menu 38
Screen, Format 64
Search
Automatic code 29
Channel 20, 60
Full 20, 60
Quick 60
Second audio program 58
Setup
Ethernet 62
GUIDE Plus+ system
menus 20
Setup, assisted 19
Setup menu 39
Sharpness 54
Signal source 60
Signal type 61
SKIP button 27, 34
Sliders 53
Software ungrade 60
Sort menu, GUIDE Plus+
system 38
Sound logic 57
Speaker
Center input 15
SPEAKER SELECT
EXT. or INT W/EXT SURR
switch 14
Speakers connection 10
Speakers, internal 10
Special features 61
Specifications 72
Back panel 73
Convenience 72
Front panel 73
Sound 72
Video 72
Specifications
General 73
Stereo 57
STOP button 27
Stretch 64
Subchannels 60
Subwoofer 59
SVM 54, 56
SWAP button 27, 47
T
Things to Consider Before
You Connect 6
Time menu 59
Tint 54
Translucency 65
Troubleshooting 68
Turn on TV 19
TV button 27
TV connection 9
TV mode 19
TV problems 68
TV, VCR, DVD Player
Connection 8
Viewing age-based
rating 43
V-Chip unrated program
45
V-Chip: Parental Controls
1
Variable Output 10
Variable/Fixed out 58
VCR
Guide Plus+ system 22
VCR codes 31
VCR connection 9
VCR1 button 27
VCR2 button 27
VIDEO 15
Video
Games 16
VIDEO INPUT 2 / AUDIO
INPUT 2 15
VIDEO INPUT 3 15
VIDEO INPUT1/AUDIO
INPUT 1 15
VIDEO INPUT4/AUDIO
INPUT 4 15
Viewing
Movie ratings 44
Specific content themes
44
Volume down button 18
Volume up button 18
Volume up/down buttons
27
W
Universal remote
programming to control
other brands of
components 29
URLs 49
Warranty, limited 77
Web browser 1, 49
Screen burn prevention
49
Web browser block 45
Web browser, controlling
49
Web browser, using 48
V
Y
U
V-Chip 40
Age-Based Ratings 41
Blocking age-based 43
Blocking Movies 44
Content Themes 41
TV ratings 41
Y Pb Pr jacks 13
Z
Zoom 64
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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 multimedia Inc.
10330 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46290
©2002 Thomson multimedia Inc.
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