Television User’s Guide
Television
User’s Guide
Changing Entertainment. Again.
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This symbol indicates that this product incorporates double insulation
between hazardous mains voltage and user accessible parts. When servicing
use only identical replacement parts.
Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover (or back). No user serviceable parts inside. Refer
servicing to qualified service personnel.
This symbol indicates “dangerous voltage“ inside
the product that presents a risk of electric shock or
personal injury.
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accompanying the product.
WARNING
Refer to the identification/rating label located on the back panel of your product for
its proper operating voltage.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this product to
rain or moisture.
FCC Regulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment
may void the user’s authority to operate it.
The apparatus shall not be exposed
to dripping or splashing and no
objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, should be placed on the
apparatus.
Caution: To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, fully insert.
Caution: Using video games or any external accessory with fixed images for
extended periods of time can cause them to be permanently imprinted on the
picture tube (or projection TV picture tubes). ALSO, some network/program logos,
phone numbers, black borders (sides, top and bottom), etc. 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.
Important Stand and Base Safety Information
Choose the location for your TV carefully. Place the TV on a stand or base that is of
adequate size and strength to prevent the TV from being accidentally tipped over,
pushed off, or pulled off. This could cause personal injury and/or damage the TV.
Refer to the Important Safety Instructions on page 2.
Product Registration
Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. For US customers: Your RCA Consumer
Electronics product may also be registered at www.rca.com/productregistration. Registering this product allows us to contact you
if needed.
Product Information
Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and record the serial and
model numbers in case you need them. These numbers are located on the product.
Model No. _________________ Serial No. _____________________Purchase Date:________________________
Dealer/Address/Phone:__________________________________________________________________________
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read before operating equipment
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block any of the ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type
plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other.
A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong.
The wide blade or third prong are provided for your safety. When the
provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly
at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit
from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer or sold with the apparatus.When a cart is
used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for
long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required
when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as if the
power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the apparatus, or if the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been
dropped.
15. This product may contain lead and mercury. Disposal of these
materials may be regulated due to environmental considerations.
For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local
authorities or the Electronic Industries Alliance (www.eiae.org).
16. Damage Requiring Service - The appliance should be serviced by
qualified service personnel when:
A. The power supply cord or the plug has been damaged;
B. Objects have fallen or liquid has been spilled into the appliance;
C. The appliance has been exposed to rain;
D. The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance;
E. The appliance has been dropped or the enclosure damaged.
17. Tilt/Stability - All televisions must comply with recommended
international global safety standards for tilt and stability properties
of its cabinet design.
• Do not compromise these design standards by applying excessive
pull force to the front, or top, of the cabinet, which could ultimately
overturn the product.
• Also, do not endanger yourself, or children, by placing electronic
equipment/toys on the top of the cabinet. Such items could
unsuspectingly fall from the top of the set and cause product
damage and/or personal injury.
18. Wall or Ceiling Mounting - The appliance should be mounted to a
wall or ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.
19. Power Lines - An outdoor antenna should be located away from
power lines.
20. Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an outside antenna is connected to
the receiver, be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide
some protection against voltage surges and built up static charges.
Section 810 of the National Electrical Code,ANSI/NFPA No. 70 1984,
provides information with respect to proper grounding of the mast
and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an
antenna discharge unit, size of grounding connectors, location of
antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode. See Figure below.
21. Object and Liquid Entry - Care should be taken so that objects do
not fall and liquids are not spilled into the enclosure through
openings.
22. Battery usage CAUTION - To prevent battery leakage that may result
in bodily injury, property damage, or damage to the unit:
• Install all batteries correctly, with + and - aligned as marked on
the unit.
• Do not mix batteries (old and new or carbon and alkaline, etc.).
• Remove batteries when the unit is not used for a long time.
23. Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
Note to the Cable TV system installer: This reminder is provided to call the Cable TV system installer's attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that
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.
Example of Antenna Grounding
as per NEC - National Electrical Code
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Here are a few of the special features of your new Color
Television.
Safety/precaution ---------------------------------------- 2
Table of Contents ---------------------------------------- 3
Features ------------------------------------------------- 3
Automatic Channel Programming: Quick and easy
selection of available stations.
Getting Started
Child Lock (FPA Lock): Locks the buttons on the front of
the TV so it cannot be operated accidentally by young
children.
Basic Cable TV connection -------------------------------- 4
Basic Antenna Connection -------------------------------- 5
Basic TV to VCR Connection ------------------------------ 6
Description of Buttons on the TV ------------------------- 7
Remote Control ----------------------------------------- 8-9
Closed Captioning: Allows you to read TV program dialog
or voice conversations as on-screen text.
Off-Timer: Turns off the TV at a preset time.
Setup Menus
On-Timer: Turns on the TV at a preset time to a designated
TV channel or video source.
Language ------------------------------------------------ 10
TV/Cable TV (CATV) --------------------------------------- 11
Auto Search (Setting TV Channels) ------------------------ 12
Manual Channel Tuning ---------------------------------- 13
Favorite Channel Setting --------------------------------- 14
Adding or Erasing Channels ------------------------------- 15
On-screen Menus: On-screen text (in English, French, or
Spanish) for setting TV controls.
Parental Lock: Allows you to block the viewing of certain TV
channels if you do not want your children viewing inappropriate
material.
On-screen Menus
Picture Adjustments -------------------------------------- 16
Preset Picture Mode -------------------------------------- 17
Clock ---------------------------------------------------- 18
On-Timer ------------------------------------------------ 19
Off-Timer ------------------------------------------------ 20
Closed Caption ------------------------------------------- 21
Sleep Timer ---------------------------------------------- 22
Remote Control: Operates your TV and navigates the
menus.
Sleep Timer: Turns off the TV within an amount of time you
specify. (10-120 minutes from the current time).
Picture Preset Mode: Lets you set the picture’s color, tint,
contrast, etc. for various types of programming. Settings
include Bright, Normal, Theater, and Personal, which set the
picture control as you want.
Parental Lock
Understanding Parental Lock ----------------------------- 23
Changing Your Password --------------------------------- 24
Blocking Programming with Movie Ratings ---------------- 25
Blocking Programming with TV Ratings ------------------- 26
Parental Lock Blocking Options --------------------------- 27
Child Lock ----------------------------------------------- 28
Sound Mode: (Model 24V511T only) Lets you set the
TV’s sound settings for the current programming. Choices
include Personal, Theatre, Concert, or Speech.
Standard broadcast (VHF/UHF) or Cable TV channel
capability.
Stereo Capability: (Model 24V511T only) Includes
built-in amplifier and twin-speaker system; allows reception
of TV programs broadcast in stereo.
Sound
Sound Mode Selection ----------------------------------- 29
Sound Adjustments -------------------------------------- 30
Surround ------------------------------------------------ 31
Stereo and Second Audio Program ------------------------ 32
Others
Notebook ------------------------------------------------ 33
Calendar ------------------------------------------------- 34
Troubleshooting ----------------------------------- 35
Care and Cleaning -------------------------------- 36
Limited Warranty ------------------------------ 36-37
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Basic Cable TV Connection
The Cable TV signal into your home may be a single cable (75ohm) or may include a Cable Box. In either case, the connection to the TV
is easy.
If your Cable TV signal comes directly via a 75ohm coaxial cable, use the following steps:
1 Connect the Cable TV signal to the 75OHM ANTENNA INPUT jack on the rear of the TV. Screw it down tight.
the TV’s power cord into a power outlet and turn on the TV. Set TV/CATV to CATV as detailed on page 11. Refer to AUTO
2 Plug
SEARCH to set up your available TV channels. Details are on page 12.
If you have a Cable Box, use the following steps:
1 Connect the Cable TV signal to the IN jack on the Cable Box.
2 Connect a separate coaxial cable to the OUT jack on the Cable Box and to the 75OHM ANTENNA INPUT jack on the rear of the TV.
3 Plug the TV’s power cord into a power outlet and turn on the TV. Set TV/CATV to CATV as detailed on page 11.
the TV to channel 3 or 4 (the same as the channel 3/4 switch on your Cable Box if applicable). Change channels at the Cable
4 Set
Box.
Helpful Hint
An RF coaxial cable (to
connect the Cable Box to the
TV) may be supplied by the
Cable TV company. It is not
supplied with the TV.
You can connect a Satellite
Receiver the same way you
would connect a Cable Box.
Your Cable Box may have
separate Audio and Video Out
jacks instead. If so, use audio
and video cables to connect
the AUDIO/VIDEO OUT jacks of
the Cable Box to the AUDIO/
VIDEO INPUT jacks.
Press the INPUT button on the
remote control to set the TV to
the correct video input
channel. For front inputs
choose FRNT. For rear AV
inputs choose VIDEO.
Your model has an S-Video
input, choose S-VIDEO.
Change the channel at the
Cable Box.
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Basic Antenna Connection
A combination antenna receives normal broadcast channels (VHF 2-13 and UHF 14-69). Your connection is easy since you will connect
the antenna to the 75OHM ANTENNA INPUT jack on the rear of the TV.
If your antenna has a round cable (75ohm) on the end, then you are ready to connect it to the TV. Go to the next step. If your
1 antenna
has flat twin-lead wire (300ohm), you first need to attach the antenna wires to the screws on a 300 to 75ohm adapter
(not supplied with TV).
round end of the adapter or antenna cable onto the 75OHM ANTENNA INPUT jack on the rear of the TV. If the round end
2 ofPushthetheantenna
cable is threaded, screw it down tight.
Plug the TV’s power cord into a power outlet and turn on the TV. Set TV/CATV to TV mode as detailed on page 11. Refer to AUTO
3 SEARCH
to set up your available TV channels. Details are on page 12.
Before plugging the UHF/VHF Rod Antenna into the
ANTENNA IN jack, check that the pin is not bent. If
it is bent, straighten the pin as illustrated, then plug
the pin into the ANTENNA IN jack.
FCC WARNING -This equipment may generate or use radio
frequency energy. Changes or modifications to this equipment
may cause harmful interference unless the modifications are
expressly approved in the instruction manual. The user could
lose the authority to operate this equipment if an unauthorized
change or modification is made.
Bent pin
Cable
Plug
(Needs to be straightened)
(straight pin)
*Some cable TV systems use scrambled
signals and require a special converter
to receive these channels. Consult your
local cable company.
VHF
Antenna
(Not supplied)
CATV Box*
or Satellite Box
(Not supplied)
UHF
Antenna
(Not supplied)
OUT
OR
ANT.IN
IN
75-ohm
Coaxial Cable
OR
From Cable System
or Satellite Antenna
75-ohm
Coaxial Cable
From Cable System
VHF/UHF
Combiner
(Not supplied)
VHF/UHF
Combination Antenna
(Not supplied)
Note to CATV system installer:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's attention to Article 820-40
of the NEC (Section 54 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1)) that 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.
CABLE TV/ANTENNA CONNECTIONS
Helpful Hint
If you have separate UHF and
VHF antennas, you need an
optional combiner to connect
the antennas to the TV.
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Basic TV to VCR Connection
The basic component (VCR, DVD player etc.) to TV connection is described below. For other hookups, refer to your component's
instruction manual.
a yellow video cable to the VIDEO jack on the front of the TV and to the VIDEO OUT jack on your VCR (or other
1 Connect
component).
an audio cable to the AUDIO jack on the front of the TV and to the AUDIO OUT of the VCR (or other device). Match the
2 Connect
cable color to the jack color.
3 Turn on the TV and the VCR.
Press the INPUT button on the remote control until the correct video input channel appears in the upper right corner of the TV
4 screen.
When you play material on the VCR, DVD player, etc. that is connected to the AUDIO and VIDEO jacks it will appear on the
75 OHM
ANTENNA
INPUT
VIDEO
OUTPUT
VIDEO
L (MONO)
INPUT
AUDIO
R
video input channel. (Page 4 has a complete list.)
VIDEO
L (mono)
L
AUDIO
AUDIO
R
R
S-VIDEO
Model 24V511T: rear terminal
75 OHM
ANTENNA
INPUT
VIDEO
VIDEO
R- AUDIO - L
AUDIO
L (mono)
R
Model 24V511T: side AV (front)
INPUT
S-VIDEO
OUTPUT
Model 20V500T: rear terminal
Helpful Hint
Audio and video cables are not
supplied with the TV.
Audio cables are usually red
and white. Video cables are
usually yellow.
Your VCR may not have audio
and video out jacks, but only
an RF or ANTENNA OUT jack.
Use a coaxial cable to connect
the VCR’s ANTENNA OUT jack
to the TV’s 75OHM ANTENNA
INPUT jack.
Model 20V500T: side AV (front)
There is also an S-VIDEO jack on the
rear of the TV. Use S-Video connection if your DVD player, camcorder,
etc. has an S-Video Out jack. S-Video
provides a clearer picture than the
standard video (the yellow jack).
Choose S-VIDEO to view material
playing on equipment connected to
the S-VIDEO jack.
Use either S-VIDEO jack or VIDEO
jack. Do not use both at the same
time for the same piece of
equipment. This would interfere with
the picture display. If both are used,
S-VIDEO has priority over the yellow
VIDEO jack.
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Description of Buttons on the TV
Front View
Front View
1.
POWER BUTTON
Turns the TV on and off.
2.
STANDBY (LED INDICATOR)
Lights to show AC power is available.
3.
SENSOR
Receives infra-red signals from the remote.
4.
CHANNEL +/- BUTTONS
Selects channel numbers. In the menu system, acts like
the up or down arrow buttons. Use to highlight items.
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5.
VOLUME +/- BUTTONS
Press to decrease/increase the volume. In the menu
system, acts like the right or left arrow buttons. Press to
select highlighted items and make adjustments.
6.
MENU BUTTON
Press to display the main menu. Press for the
on-screen display to clear the screen.
7.
TV/VIDEO (INPUT) BUTTON
Choose between TV programming and the AV input.
Remote Control
Battery Installation
To load batteries into the remote control:
Remove the battery compartment lid on
the rear of the remote. Press in the tab, then
lift off the lid.
Place two AA batteries in the remote. Be
sure the (+) and (-) ends of the batteries line
up correctly (as marked inside the battery
compartment).
Reattach the battery compartment lid.
Effectively Using the Remote Control
Point the remote control toward the remote
sensor on the front of the TV when operating
the TV with the remote control.
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Remote Control
NUMBER Button
When the TV/cable menu option is in the
TV position, all channles can be selected by
using two buttons. For example, to select
channel 2, press “0” then “2”. You can also
press “2”.
For channels 100 and above, press three
number buttons of the channel directly.
(You can select channels above 69 only if
you have Cable TV. Make sure TV/CATV is
set to CATV. Details are on page 11.)
In notebook mode, press to enter a letter,
a digit or a symbol. Details are on page 33.
ON-OFF Button
Press to turn the TV on or off.
You can also turn on the TV by pressing
the CHANNEL +/- buttons on the front of
the TV.
SLEEP Button
Press to select a time period (120 minutes
to 10 minutes in 10-minute decrements)
after which the TV will turn itself off.
Details are on page 22.
CC (C.Mute) Button
Press to turn on/off C.Mute function
directly. Details are on page 21.
INPUT Button
Press to select TV channels or the Audio/Video
IN channels. Page 4 has a complete list.
PRESETS Button
Press to select one of the four preset
picture settings (Bright, Normal, Theater or
Personal). Details are on page 17.
MENU Button
Press to see the TV’s on-screen menu.
Press to go back to the previous menu or
to remove a menu from the screen.
INFO/DEL(ETE) Button
Press to see the current channel number
and sound information on the TV screen.
Press again to display the current time on
the screen.
Press to remove a menu from the screen.
In notebook mode, press to delete the
unwanted text. Details are on page 33.
GO BACK Button
Press to return to the previously viewed
channel.
VOLUME +/- Button
Press to adjust the TV sound level.
MUTE Button
Press to mute or restore the TV sound.
Pressing the volume buttons (VOLUME+ or
VOL+) will also cancel mute and restore
the sound.
OK Button
Within the on-screen menu, press to select
some special function, such as Favorite
list, etc.
FAV(ORITE) Button
Press to browse the channels in your
Favorite List. Details are on page 14.
MTS Button (Model 24V511T only)
Press to select a sound mode if available
with the TV programming: MONO, STEREO,
and SAP. Details are on page 32.
CHANNEL +/- Button
Press to select memorized TV channels.
NOTEPAD Button
Press to display or close the NOTEBOOK
window.
SOUND Button (Model 24V511T only)
Press to select one of the four sound
settings (Theater, Concert, Speech or
Personal). Details are on page 29.
CAPS Button
Press to toggle the entry mode between
uppercase or lowercase letters. Details are
on page 33.
CALENDAR Button
Press to display or close the calendar.
INSERT Button
In notebook mode, press to select INS(ERT)
or OVR(overwrite). Details are on page 33.
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Language
You can set the TV’s on-screen menu to English, French or
Spanish.
1
2
3
4
5
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press MENU to see the main menu.
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Preferences.
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press OK to enter the Preferences submenu.
Language is highlighted. Press VOL+ or VOL- to
select English, Francais (French), or Espanol
(Spanish).
Preferences
Language
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu
will automatically disappear within a few seconds if
no buttons are pressed on the remote control.
English
CC
C.Mute
Par. Control
FPA Lock
Model 20V500T: If you have this model you will not
see the Sound menu option and your remote will not
have MTS or SOUND buttons.
Helpful Hint
The language control only
affects the language of the TV
menus. It does not change the
other on-screen text features,
such as Closed Captions.
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Off
TV/Cable TV(CATV)
It is important for the TV to know what type of signal-Cable
TV (CATV) or a normal antenna you are using. Choose your
signal (Antenna or Cable):
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2
3
4
5
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press MENU to see the main menu.
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Setup.
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press OK to enter the Setup submenu.
TV/CATV is highlighted. Press VOL+ or VOL- to select
TV or CATV.
Choose CATV if you have Cable TV service. (See page 4
for connection details.) If you do not have Cable TV
service and you connected an antenna to the TV,
choose TV. (See page 5 for connection details.)
Setup
CATV
TV/CATV
1
Channel
Add/Erase Erase
Manual
Down
Auto Search
Favorite List
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu
will automatically disappear within a few seconds if
no buttons are pressed on the remote control.
Setup
Model 20V500T: If you have this model you will not
see the Sound menu option and your remote will not
have MTS or SOUND buttons.
TV
TV/CATV
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Channel
Add/Erase Erase
Manual
Down
Auto Search
Favorite List
Helpful Hint
When CATV is selected,
channels 1-125 are available.
When TV is selected, only
channels 2-69 are available.
You cannot select the Setup
menu if the TV is set to a video
input channel (FRNT). Press
INPUT repeatedly to get to
regular TV programming.
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Auto Search (Setting TV Channels)
You can set your TV to receive local TV channels (from an
antenna) or Cable TV channels (when you have Cable TV
service). Then, use Auto Search to set up channels that are
available for you. This makes it easy for you to select only
the available TV stations when you press CH+ or CH-. Before
you start Auto Search, make the Antenna or Cable TV
connection described on pages 4 and 5. In the menu select
TV or Cable (CATV) as described on page 11.
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2
3
4
5
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press MENU to see the main menu.
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Setup.
Setup
TV/CATV
CATV
1
Channel
Add/Erase Erase
Manual
Down
Auto Search
Favorite List
Press OK to enter the Setup submenu.
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight Auto
Search.
Press VOL+ to start programming TV channels. Press
VOL- if you need to stop channel programming
during the process.
When channel setup is completed, the TV will go to its
lowest channel.
Searching
P le ase Wa it
Model 20V500T: If you have this model you will not
see the Sound menu option and your remote will not
have MTS or SOUND buttons.
Stop
TV
Helpful Hint
Press CH+ or CH- to see which
channels are in the TV’s
memory. You can also select
channels that have not been
memorized using the number
buttons on the remote
control.
To delete unwanted channels
from the TV’s memory or to
add more channels, see ADD/
ERASE on page 15.
You cannot select the Setup
menu if the TV is set to a video
input channel (FRNT). Press
INPUT repeatedly to get to
regular TV programming.
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2
Manual Channel Tuning
Manual Channel Tuning allows you to search for channels
that may have been missed during the Auto Search. For
example, if you are looking for a channel between 60 and
70, start the search at channel 60 and go up.
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2
3
4
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press MENU to see the main menu.
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Setup.
Press OK to enter the Setup submenu.
TV/CATV is highlighted. Press VOL+ or VOL- to select
TV or CATV (whichever you have). Details are on page
11.
5
6
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight Channel.
7
8
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to select Manual.
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Main Menu
Setup
TV/CATV
CATV
60
Channel
Add/Erase Erase
Manual
Down
Auto Search
Favorite List
Press VOL+ or VOL- to enter the channel number at
which you want to begin the search.
Setup
TV/CATV
CATV
60
Channel
Add/Erase Erase
Manual
Down
Auto Search
Favorite List
Press VOL+ to start searching upward (for example,
starting at channel 60 and going up to 61, 62, 63,
etc.). Press VOL- when you find the channel you
want. This stops the search. Otherwise the search will
stop at the first available channel.
Or, press VOL- to start searching downward (for
example, starting at channel 60 and going down to
59, 58, 57, etc.). Press VOL+ when you find the
channel you want. This stops the search. Otherwise
the search will stop at the first available channel.
Setup
TV/CATV
CATV
60
Channel
Add/Erase Erase
Manual
Down
Auto Search
Favorite List
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu
will automatically disappear within a few seconds if
no buttons are pressed on the remote control.
Model 20V500T: If you have this model you will not
see the Sound menu option and your remote will not
have MTS or SOUND buttons.
Setup
TV/CATV
CATV
60
Channel
Add/Erase Erase
Manual
Up
Auto Search
Favorite List
Helpful Hint
You cannot select the Setup
menu if the TV is set to a video
input channel (FRNT). Press
INPUT repeatedly to get to
regular TV programming.
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Favorite Channel Setting
You can store five channels you prefer into the Favorite List
and recall these channels easily by pressing the FAV button
on the remote control.
1
2
3
4
Press MENU to see the main menu.
5
6
Press OK to display the features of Favorite List.
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8
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Setup.
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press OK to enter the Setup submenu.
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight Favorite
List.
Setup
CATV
TV/CATV
60
Channel
Add/Erase Erase
Manual
Down
Auto Search
Favorite List
TV/CATV is highlighted. Press VOL+ or VOL- to select
TV or CATV (whichever you have).
Press CH+ or CH- to select CH1 (the first channel
position), then press VOL+ or VOL- to enter a
channel number you want to store at this position,
such as CATV 8. Repeat to set the other four favorite
channels.
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu
will automatically disappear within a few seconds if
no buttons are pressed on the remote control.
Model 20V500T: If you have this model you will not
see the Sound menu option and your remote will not
have MTS or SOUND buttons.
Helpful Hint
You cannot select the Setup
menu if the TV is set to a video
input channel (FRNT). Press
INPUT repeatedly to get to
regular TV programming.
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TV/CATV
CH1
CH2
CH3
CH4
CH5
CATV
CATV 1
CATV 2
CATV 3
CATV 4
CATV 5
TV/CATV
CH1
CH2
CH3
CH4
CH5
CATV
CATV 8
CATV 2
CATV 3
CATV 4
CATV 5
Adding or Erasing Channels
You can add or erase channels from the list in the TV’s
memory.
1
2
3
4
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press MENU to see the main menu.
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Setup.
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press OK to enter the Setup submenu.
TV/CATV is highlighted. Press VOL+ or VOL- to select
TV or CATV (whichever you have). Details are on page
11.
5
6
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight Channel.
7
8
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight Add/Erase.
9
Main Menu
Setup
TV/CATV
CATV
1
Channel
Add/Erase Erase
Manual
Down
Auto Search
Favorite List
Press VOL+ or VOL- to enter the channel number
you want to add or erase.
Setup
Press VOL+ or VOL- to choose Add or Erase.
If you select Add, the channel will be available when
you press CH+ and CH- to move through the
channels. Choosing Erase will remove the channel
from the TV’s memory. The channel will not be
available when you flip through channels with the
CH+ and CH- buttons.
TV/CATV
CATV
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Channel
Add/Erase Erase
Manual
Down
Auto Search
Favorite List
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu
will automatically disappear within a few seconds if
no buttons are pressed on the remote control.
Setup
CATV
TV/CATV
55
Channel
Add/Erase Erase
Manual
Down
Auto Search
Favorite List
won’t see the change take effect until you scroll
10 You
through the channels in memory using the CH+/buttons.
Model 20V500T: If you have this model you will not
see the Sound menu option and your remote will not
have MTS or SOUND buttons.
Setup
CATV
TV/CATV
55
Channel
Add/Erase
Add
Manual
Down
Auto Search
Favorite List
Helpful Hint
You cannot select the Setup
menu if the TV is set to a video
input channel (FRNT). Press
INPUT repeatedly to get to
regular TV programming.
15
Picture Adjustments
To adjust your TV picture, select a channel and follow the
steps below:
1
2
Press MENU to see the main menu.
3
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight your
choice: Color, Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Tint,
Blue Back (background), or C.Warmth (color
temperature.)
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Picture
Color
Brightness
Contrast
Sharpness
Tint
Blue Back
C.Warmth
Picture is highlighted. Press OK to enter the Picture
submenu.
4
Press VOL+ or VOL- to increase or decrease the
element you choose. However, you can turn Blue
Back to only On or Off (see below). You can choose
Warm, Cool or Normal mode for color temperature.
5
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu
will automatically disappear within a few seconds if
no buttons are pressed on the remote control.
45
50
50
50
+ 00
On
Cool
Picture
Color
Brightness
Contrast
Sharpness
Tint
Blue Back
C.Warmth
45
50
50
50
+ 00
On
Cool
Picture
Color
Brightness
Contrast
Sharpness
Tint
Blue Back
C.Warmth
Model 20V500T: If you have this model you will not
see the Sound menu option and your remote will not
have MTS or SOUND buttons.
45
50
50
50
+ 00
On
Cool
Picture
Helpful Hint
Color
Brightness
Contrast
Sharpness
Tint
Blue Back
C.Warmth
Color: Adjust to add or
reduce color.
Brightness: Adjust to
brighten the darkest parts of
the picture.
Contrast: Adjust the
distinction between the black
and white parts of the picture.
Sharpness: Improve picture
detail.
Blue Back: Turn this option
On or Off. If you choose On, a
solid blue background screen
will appear if the TV is on a
weak channel (for example, if
the reception is very poor or if
the station has gone off the
air for the night). After being
on such a channel for 15
minutes, the TV will turn itself
off automatically.
C. Warmth: Set this option
to Normal, Warm or Cool
mode.
45
50
50
50
+ 00
On
Cool
Picture
Color
Brightness
Contrast
Sharpness
Tint
Blue Back
C.Warmth
Picture
Color
Brightness
Contrast
Sharpness
Tint
Blue Back
C.Warmth
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45
50
50
50
+ 00
On
Cool
Picture
45
50
50
50
+ 00
On
Cool
Color
Brightness
Contrast
Sharpness
Tint
Blue Back
C.Warmth
45
50
50
50
+ 00
On
Cool
Preset Picture Mode
This function enables you to choose preset video settings for
different types of programs and viewing conditions. Most
picture settings are preset at the factory to automatically
adjust the TV’s Brightness, Color, Contrast, and Sharpness.
1
Press PRESETS on the remote control. The current
preset picture setting will appear on the screen.
2
Press PRESETS repeatedly to select Personal, Normal,
Bright, or Theater.
The Personal setting is what you specify with the
picture adjustments as described on page 16. Personal
is the only picture setting you can change. All others
are set at the factory.
Personal
Normal
Bright
Theater
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Clock
Follow these steps to set the clock.
Main Menu
1
2
3
4
5
6
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press MENU to see the main menu.
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Time.
Press OK to enter the Time submenu.
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight Clock.
Press VOL+ or VOL- to change the time in minutes.
Press and hold VOL+ or VOL- to change the time
quickly in 10 minute increments; press OK. The
highlight moves to the hour position. Use VOL+ or
VOL- to set the hour.
Time
Off Time
Off
AM 12:00
On Time
Off
AM 12:00
Channel
1
CATV
TV/CATV
Clock
AM12:00
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu
will automatically disappear within a few seconds if
no buttons are pressed on the remote control.
Time
Model 20V500T: If you have this model you will not
see the Sound menu option and your remote will not
have MTS or SOUND buttons.
Off Time
Off
AM 12:00
On Time
Off
AM 12:00
Channel
1
CATV
TV/CATV
Clock
AM10:00
Helpful Hint
If the power fails, you must
reset the clock.
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On-Timer
To turn on the TV to a specific channel at a specific time, use
the On-Timer. Before you begin, set the clock correctly.
Details are on page 18.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press MENU to see the main menu.
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Time.
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press OK to enter the Time submenu.
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight TV/CATV.
Time
Press VOL+ or VOL- to select TV or CATV, depending
on whether you have Cable TV service or not. Details
are on page 11.
Off Time
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight Channel.
Off
AM12:00
On Time
Off
AM12:00
Channel
1
CATV
TV/CATV
Clock
AM10:00
Press VOL+ or VOL- to enter the channel number.
This will be the channel to which the TV turns on at
the specified time.
Time
Off Time
Off
AM12:00
On Time
Off
AM12:00
Channel
1
CATV
TV/CATV
Clock
AM10:00
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight On Time.
Press VOL+ or VOL- to select Once, Daily or Off.
If you select Once, the timer will turn on the TV one
time within the next 24 hours only.
If you select Daily, the timer will turn on the TV at the
same time and to the same channel every day.
Choose Off to cancel the On-timer.
Time
Off Time
Off
AM12:00
On Time
Once
AM12:00
Channel
1
CATV
TV/CATV
Clock
AM10:00
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight 0:00 under
the line of On Time.
VOL+ or VOL- to enter the on time. Hold down
11 Press
VOL+ or VOL- to change the time quickly in 10
minute increments; press OK. The hour is highlighted.
Use VOL+ or VOL- to set the hour. This will be the
time at which the TV will turn itself on.
Time
Off Time
Off
AM12:00
On Time
Once
AM11:30
Channel
1
TV/CATV
CATV
Clock
AM10:00
12
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the
menu will automatically disappear within a few
seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote
control.
Model 20V500T: If you have this model you will not
see the Sound menu option and your remote will not
have MTS or SOUND buttons.
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Off-Timer
To turn off the TV at a specific time every day, use the OffTimer. Before you begin, you must set the clock correctly.
Details are on page 18.
1
2
3
4
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press MENU to see the main menu.
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Time.
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press OK to enter the Time submenu.
Off Time is highlighted. Press VOL+ or VOL- to select
Once, Daily or Off.
If you select Once, the timer will turn off the TV once.
If you select Daily, the timer will turn off the TV at
the same time every day.
Choose Off to cancel the Off-timer.
5
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight 0:00 under
the line of Off Time.
6
Press VOL+ or VOL- to enter the off time. Hold down
VOL+ or VOL- to change the time quickly in 10
minute increments; press OK. The highlight moves to
the hour position. Use VOL+ or VOL- to set the hour.
This will be the time at which the TV will turn itself
off.
7
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu
will automatically disappear within a few seconds if
no buttons are pressed on the remote control.
Time
Off Time
Once
AM12:00
On Time
Off
AM12:00
Channel
1
CATV
TV/CATV
Clock
AM10:00
Time
Off Time
Once
PM11:00
On Time
Off
AM12:00
Channel
1
TV/CATV
CATV
Clock
AM10:00
Model 20V500T: If you have this model you will not
see the Sound menu option and your remote will not
have MTS or SOUND buttons.
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Closed Caption
Closed captioning (CC) lets you read the voice content of TV
programs on the TV screen. Designed to help the hearing
impaired, on-screen text boxes will show dialog,
conversation, and activity during TV programming.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press MENU to see the main menu.
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Preferences.
Press OK to enter the Preferences submenu.
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight CC.
Preferences
Language
Press VOL+ or VOL- to select the closed caption you
want (Off, C1, C2, or C.Mute). C.Mute sets the TV to
show closed caption when you press MUTE. The TV
volume will be disabled until you press MUTE or
VOL+ again to restore the sound.
CC
Par.
FPA Lock
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu
will automatically disappear within a few seconds if
no buttons are pressed on the remote control.
English
Off
Control
Off
Preferences
Language
English
CC
C.Mute
Par.
Control
FPA Lock
Off
Model 20V500T: If you have this model you will not
see the Sound menu option and your remote will not
have MTS or SOUND buttons.
Helpful Hint
Not all TV programs and
commercials are broadcast
with Closed Caption information. Neither are all Closed
Caption modes transmitted by
a station for a closed caption
program.
See your TV listings for the
stations and times of Closed
Caption shows.
Press CC on the remote
control to turn on/off C.Mute
function directly. C.Mute On
or C.Mute Off will appear on
the screen accordingly.
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Sleep Timer
The Sleep Timer turns off the TV within an amount of time
you specify (10-120 minutes from the current time).
1
Press SLEEP repeatedly to set the sleep timer from
120 to 10 minutes in 10-minute decrements.
2
After setting the sleep timer, press SLEEP once to
display the remaining time.
3
To cancel the sleep timer, press SLEEP until “Off”
appears.
4
Within 1 minute of the time set, a clock icon will
flash to remind you that the TV will turn itself off
soon.
Sleep: Off
Sleep: 120min.
Sleep: 110min.
Sleep: 10min.
Sleep: 9min.
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Understanding Parental Lock
Parental Lock processes program content
advisories from broadcasters. Parental
Lock can respond to the content advisories and block objectionable content
(offensive language, violence, sexual
situations, etc.) This is a great feature to
censor the type of programming children
watch. Parental Lock offers various
blocking options from which to choose:
MASTER ENABLE: This is the “master
switch” for Parental Lock. When ON, all
blocking/censoring you have set is
enabled. When OFF, all blocking is
disabled.
BLOCK UNRATED: All unrated
programs (based on Movie Ratings or TV
Ratings) will be blocked if this feature is
ON and MASTER ENABLE is ON.
BLOCK NO RATING: All programming
with no content advisory data will be
blocked if this feature is ON and MASTER
ENABLE is ON.
After you set your password you can
block up to six ratings in TV Ratings or
Movie Ratings. These ratings are set by
the Motion Picture Association of
America and TV broadcasters.
MPAA Ratings
TV Ratings
(Motion Picture Association of America)
(TV broadcaster)
G: General Audience - All ages
admitted. Most parents would find this
program suitable for all ages. This type of
programming contains little or no
violence, no strong language, and little
or no sexual dialog or situation.
TV-Y All children - Appropriate
for all children. Designed for a
very young audience, including children
age 2-6. This type of programming is not
expected to frighten younger children.
PG: Parental Guidance Suggested This programming contains material that
parents may find unsuitable for younger
children. It may contain one or more of
the following: moderate violence, some
sexual situations, infrequent coarse
language, or some suggestive dialog.
PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned
- This programming contains material
that parents may find unsuitable for
younger children under the age of 13. It
contains one or more of the following:
violence, sexual situations, coarse
language, or suggestive dialog.
R: Restricted - This programming is
specially designed for adults. Anyone
under the age of 17 should only view
this programming with an accompanying
parent or adult guardian. It contains one
or more of the following: intense
violence, intense sexual situations, strong
coarse language, or intensely suggestive
dialog.
NC17: No children under the age
of 17 will be admitted- This type of
programming should be viewed by adults
only. It contains graphic violence, explicit
sex, or crude, indecent language.
X: Adult only - This type of programming contains one or more of the
following: very graphic violence, very
graphic and explicit sexual acts, very
coarse and intensely suggestive
language.
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TV-Y7 Directed to Older
Children - Designed for children
age 7 and above. It may be appropriate
for children who can distinguish between
make-believe and reality. This programming
may include mild fantasy and comic
violence (FV or Fantasy violence).
TV-G General Audience - Most
parents would find this programming
suitable for all ages. This type of programming contains little or no violence,
no strong language, and little or no
sexual dialog or situation.
TV-PG Parents Guidance
Cautioned - Contains material
that parents may find unsuitable for younger
children. This type of programming contains
one or more of the following: moderate
violence(V), some sexual situations (S),
infrequent coarse language (L), or some
suggestive dialog (D).
TV-14 Parents Strongly
Cautioned - Contains material
that parents may find unsuitable for
children under 14 years of age. This type
of programming contains one or more of
the following: intense violence (V), intense
sexual situations (S), strong coarse
language (L), or intensely suggestive dialog
(D).
TV-MA Mature Audience only Specially designed to be viewed by
adults and may be unsuitable for
children under 17. This type of
programming contains one or more of
the following: graphic violence (V),
explicit sexual situations (S), or crude,
indecent language (L).
Changing Your Password
Over the next few pages, you’ll learn how to block programs
and understand the rating terms for certain broadcasts. First
set your password.
1
2
3
4
5
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press MENU to see the main menu.
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Preferences.
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press OK to enter the Preferences submenu.
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight Par.
(Parental) Control.
Preferences
Language
Press OK. The display asking you to Enter Password
will appear on the screen.
If you want to set a new code, go on to steps 6-8
directly. (You can press the number buttons to enter a
four-digit code. The code “0000” is the default
password of the TV. If you have not set up a code
previously, then “0000” is the code).
English
CC
Off
Par. Control
FPA Lock
Off
Resetting your Password
6
Press VOL+ on the remote and CHANNEL + on the
front of the TV at the same time. Enter New Pwd.
will appear on the screen. (You must be in the Enter
password screen when attempting this).
7
Press the number buttons to enter a four-digit code.
The code will appear on the screen as you enter it.
8
9
Press OK to save the code.
E nter Password
E nter New Pwd.
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu
will automatically disappear within a few seconds if
no buttons are pressed on the remote control.
Model 20V500T: If you have this model you will not
see the Sound menu option and your remote will not
have MTS or SOUND buttons.
Helpful Hint
You cannot change Parental
Lock settings without knowing
the password.
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Blocking Programming with Movie Ratings
There are two types of ratings for Parental Lock. One is
based on movie industry ratings. The other is based on TV
industry ratings. Both can be used to censor programming.
Let’s first look at the MPAA Rating options of Parental Lock.
1
2
3
4
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press MENU to see the main menu.
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Preferences.
Press OK to enter the Preferences submenu.
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight Par.
(Parental) Control.
5
6
Press OK to display the password screen.
7
Press OK to display MPAA ratings (G, PG, PG-13, R,
NC-17, and X).
8
Press CH+ or CH- to select the rating you want to
block.
9
Press OK to block (or unblock) the rating. A checkmark
will appear to the left of the rating when blocked.
When you block a rating, higher ratings are blocked
automatically. To unblock all the ratings, select N/A.
Preferences
Language
English
CC
Off
Par. Control
FPA Lock
Off
Press the number buttons to enter your four-digit
code. The Parental Lock setup menu appears on the
screen and the MPAA rating is highlighted.
E nter Password
MPAA rating
TV parental guidelines
Block unrated
off
Block No Rating off
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the
10menu
will automatically disappear within a few
Master Enable
seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote
control.
Model 20V500T: If you have this model you will not
see the Sound menu option and your remote will not
have MTS or SOUND buttons.
N/A
G
PG
PG-13
R
NC-17
X
Helpful Hint
Blocking any rating (ON) will
block all the higher ratings
automatically. For example, if
R is blocked manually, NC17
and X will be blocked
automatically.
To turn a rating OFF, set each
rating individually.
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off
Blocking Programming with TV Ratings
Some program ratings are based on TV industry ratings as
described below.
1
2
3
4
MPAA rating
TV parental guidelines
Block unrated
off
Block No Rating off
Press MENU to see the main menu.
Master Enable
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Preferences.
off
MPAA rating
TV parental guidelines
Block unrated
off
Block No Rating off
Master Enable
off
Press OK to enter the Preferences submenu.
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight Par.
(Parental) Control.
5
6
Press OK to display the password screen.
7
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight TV parental
guidelines.
8
Press OK to display the parental guidelines (TV-Y,
TV-Y7,TV-G, TV-PG, TV-14, or TV-MA).
NONE F V S L D
TV-Y
TV-Y7
TV-G
TV-PG
TV-14
TV-MA
Content
Press the number buttons to enter your four-digit
code. The Parental Lock setup menu appears on the
screen.
NONE F V S L D
TV-Y
TV-Y7
TV-G
TV-PG
TV-14
TV-MA
Content
9 Press CH+ or CH- to select a rating.
OK to turn the rating on or off. A checkmark
10 Press
appears when the rating is blocked. TV-Y and TV-G
Content
can be turned on (to block viewing) or off (to allow
viewing) only.
TV-Y7, TV-PG, TV-14, and TV-MA can be customized
to block V (violence), F (fantasy violence), S (sexual
situations), L (coarse language), or D (suggestive
dialog). To do so, continue with these steps.
TV-Y
TV-Y7
TV-G
TV-PG
TV-14
TV-MA
Fantasy V
Violence
Sexual
Language
Dialogue
Dialog
----View
----View
--View
Block
---
11 Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Content.
12Press OK to enter the Content menu.
Press CH+ or CH- to select a rating, then press
13VOL+.
Press CH+ or CH- to select the sub-ratings
14(Fantasy-V,
Violence, Sexual, Language, or Dialog),
Helpful Hint
then press OK to block or view that sub-rating.
Any rating will block higher
ratings automatically.
To unblock all the ratings,
select NONE.
Notes:
1. Blocking TV-Y, only TV-Y7 is
blocked automatically.
2. Blocking TV-Y7, other ratings
will not change.
Press MENU to return to the Parental Guidelines
15screen
and check your settings. A checkmark appears
when the sub-rating is blocked.
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the
16menu
will automatically disappear within a few
seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote
control.
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Parental Lock Blocking Options
After setting your password Parental Lock also offers these
special blocking options.
1
2
3
4
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press MENU to see the main menu.
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Preferences.
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press OK to enter the Preferences submenu.
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight Par.
(Parental) Control.
Preferences
5
6
Press OK to display the password screen.
7
Press CH+ or CH- to select Master Enable, Block
Unrated, or Block No Rating.
Language
English
CC
Off
Par. Control
Press the Number buttons to enter your four-digit
code. The Parental Lock setup menu appears on the
screen.
FPA Lock
MASTER ENABLE: this is the “master switch” for
Parental Lock. When ON, all blocking/censoring you
have set is enabled. When OFF, all blocking is disabled.
Off
E nter Password
BLOCK UNRATED: All unrated programs (based on
Movie Ratings or TV Ratings) will be blocked if this
feature is ON and MASTER ENABLE is ON.
MPAA rating
BLOCK NO RATING: All programming with no
content advisory data will be blocked if this feature is
ON and MASTER ENABLE is ON.
TV parental guidelines
Block unrated
off
Block No Rating off
Master Enable
8
Press VOL+ or VOL- to turn the blocking option On or
Off.
9
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu
will automatically disappear within a few seconds if
no buttons are pressed on the remote control.
Model 20V500T: If you have this model you will not
see the Sound menu option and your remote will not
have MTS or SOUND buttons.
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off
Child Lock
Child lock allows you to lock the buttons on the front panel
of the TV.
1
2
3
4
Press MENU to see the main menu.
5
Press VOL+ or VOL- to turn on or off FPA Lock.
Choose On to disable all the buttons on the front of
the TV. FPA Lock On will appear on the TV screen each
time you press the buttons on the front of the TV.
You can still operate the TV with the remote control.
You can still use the POWER button on the front of
the TV, but only to turn off the TV (not on). Set FPA
Lock to Off to cancel this feature so you can use the
buttons on the front of the TV again.
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Preferences.
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press OK to enter the Preferences submenu.
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight FPA (Front
Panel) Lock.
Preferences
6
Language
English
CC
Off
Par. Control
FPA Lock
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu
will automatically disappear within a few seconds if
no buttons are pressed on the remote control.
Model 20V500T: If you have this model you will not
see the Sound menu option and your remote will not
have MTS or SOUND buttons.
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Off
Sound Mode Selection
Model 24V511T: This feature is available with this model
only. You can preset sound mode that best suits your current
programming among Personal, Theater, Concert and Speech.
1
2
3
4
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight Sound
Mode.
5
Press VOL+ or VOL- to select Personal, Theater,
Concert, or Speech.
6
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu
will automatically disappear within a few seconds if
no buttons are pressed on the remote control.
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press MENU to see the main menu.
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Sound.
Press OK to enter the Sound submenu.
Sound
Volume
50
Bass
50
Treble
50
Balance
00
Surround
Off
Sound Mode
Speech
Sound
Volume
50
Bass
50
Treble
50
Balance
00
Surround
Off
Sound Mode
Personal
Helpful Hint
You can choose a sound mode
setting quickly by pressing the
SOUND button on the remote
control.
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Sound Adjustments
Model 24V511T: This feature is available with this model
only. You can adjust the low frequency (Bass) or high
frequency (Treble). You can also adjust the Balance to
increase the volume of the left and right sound channels.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press MENU to see the main menu.
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Sound.
Sound
Volume
50
Bass
50
Treble
50
Balance
00
Surround
Off
Sound Mode
Speech
Press OK to enter the Sound submenu.
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight Volume,
Bass, Treble or Balance.
Sound
Volume
50
Bass
50
Treble
50
Balance
00
Surround
Off
Sound Mode
Personal
Press VOL+ or VOL- to adjust the option.
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu
will automatically disappear within a few seconds if
no buttons are pressed on the remote control.
Sound
Volume
50
Bass
50
50
Treble
00
Balance
Surround
Off
Sound Mode
Personal
Helpful Hint
Bass: Enhances the low
frequency sounds.
Treble: Enhances the high
frequency sounds.
Balance: Distributes the sound
between the left and right
speakers of the TV.
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Surround
Model 24V511T: This feature is available with this model
only. When stereo signals are available, this function
enhances the stereo spatial effect.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Preferences
Time
Setup
Press MENU to see the main menu.
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Sound.
Press OK to enter the Sound submenu.
Sound
Volume
50
Bass
50
Treble
50
Balance
00
Surround
Off
Sound Mode
Speech
Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight Surround.
Sound
Press VOL+ or VOL- to turn this option on or off.
Volume
50
Bass
50
Treble
50
Balance
00
Surround
On
Sound Mode
Personal
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu
will automatically disappear within a few seconds if
no buttons are pressed on the remote control.
Helpful Hint
Bass: Enhances the low
frequency sounds.
Treble: Enhances the high
frequency sounds.
Balance: Distributes the sound
between the left and right
speakers of the TV.
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Stereo and Second Audio Program
Model 24V511T: This feature is available with this model
only. Multi-channel Sound (MTS) broadcasts enhance TV
viewing by bringing you programs with high fidelity stereo
sound. MTS also provides an extra channel called the Second
Audio Program (SAP), which broadcasters can use to transmit a second language or for other purposes.
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CATV 6
MONO
OR
CATV 22
MONO
STEREO
SAP
Press MTS on the remote control to select STEREO,
MONO or SAP. All the options will be available only
when the current TV channel is broadcasting that
option. Channels will not always carry programs that
have all the MTS options.
If STEREO appears on the screen when you select a
channel, stereo broadcasting is available with the
current TV program. You can hear sound from the left
and right speakers of the TV.
If the broadcast is not strong or clear, stereo sound is
not available. Press the MTS button to change to
MONO. This should eliminate the noise.
If MONO appears on the screen when you choose a
channel, Stereo is not available.
If SAP appears when you select a channel, Second
Audio Program broadcasting is available for the
current TV program.
Press the MTS button to choose SAP and you may
hear the program in a different language or some
other audio.
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Notebook
This feature enables you to store personal messages and
can be used as a reminder.
Press NOTEPAD to display the notebook screen.
Press CAPS repeatedly to toggle the entry mode
between uppercase or lowercase letters.
Use number buttons to enter letters, numbers, or
some special symbols.
Press DEL(ETE) to delete the unwanted text.
Press INS(ERT) to select INS(ERT) or
OVR(overwrite) on the screen, then use number
buttons to insert or overwrite the letter or number
in the text.
After finishing message inputting and editing, if you want
to display the message when the TV is turned on, proceed
with these steps:
Press CH+/CH- and VOL+/VOL- to select
Press OK to turn
into
.
, or vice versa.
If you select this icon, the notebook window with the
stored message will be displayed on the screen first
when the TV is turned on.
If you select this icon, the notebook window with the
stored message will not be displayed on the screen
when the TV is turned on.
If you want to display the message at a specified time,
select the icon
and proceed with these steps:
Press CH+/CH- and VOL+/VOL- to select
OFF.
Press OK to turn OFF into AM 12:00.
Press CH+ or CH- to change the time in
minutes. (Press and hold CH+ or CH- to
change the time quickly in 10 minute
increments.) e.g. AM 7:30, it means that the
notebook window with stored message will be
displayed on the screen automatically at AM
7:30. If the TV is in standby mode, the message
cannot be displayed.
To save, press NOTEPAD to remove the notepad
from the screen. Press NOTEPAD to make the
notepad appear on the screen with the cursor
back at the top left side of the screen. Press OK.
“SAVING” appears on the screen. The Notebook
screen disappears automatically.
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Calendar
Calendar enables you to look up the date
easily.
Press CALENDAR to display the
calendar.
Press VOL+ or VOL- to display a
previous or future month, e.g. MAY.
Press CH+ or CH- to to display a
previous or future year, e.g. 2004.
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu
or the menu will automatically disappear
within a few seconds if no buttons are
pressed on the remote control.
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Troubleshooting
Most problems you encounter with your TV can be corrected by consulting the following troubleshooting list.
Note for U.S. customers: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service Representative who will visit
your home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation. For details about this service,
call 1-888-206-3359. For additional assistance while using your RCA product, please visit www.rca.com/customersupport.
TV Problems
TV won’t turn on
• 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.
• The Child Lock may be set. Go to page 28 for more information.
Buttons don’t work
• The Child Lock may be set. Go to page 28 for more information.
TV turns off unexpectedly
• Sleep timer might have been activated. Go to page 22 for instructions.
• Off-Timer might have been activated. Go to page 20 for instructions.
• Electronic protection circuit may have been activated because of a power surge. If this happens frequently, the voltage in your house may
be abnormally high or low.
Blank screen
• You may be on an inactive channel. Try another channel.
No sound, picture okay
• Maybe the sound is muted. Try pressing the volume up button to restore sound.
• If using S-Video, remember to also connect the component’s left and right audio output jacks to the TV’s AUDIO jacks.
Can’t select certain channel
• Channel may be blocked or not approved through Parental Controls.
• 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
• Model 24V511T Only: May be a weak station. Press MTS on the remote and choose Mono (instructions on page 32).
No picture, no sound but TV is on
• Maybe the signal type is set wrong. Go to page 11 for more instructions.
• You may have the wrong video input channel selected. Go to the INPUT button description on page 9.
Sound okay, picture poor
• Check antenna connections. Make sure all of the cables are firmly connected to the jacks.
• Try adjusting sharpness to improve weak signals. Go to page 16 for more instructions.
Black box appears on the screen
• Closed caption might be on. Check CC in the Preferences menu. Go to page 21 for more instructions.
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 batteries in the remote are weak, dead or installed incorrectly. Put new batteries in the remote.
Problems with Parental Controls
The rating limits don’t work
• You must activate the settings. Go to the MAIN MENU (press MENU on your remote), select Par. (Parental) Control in the Preferences
menu. Enter your password and turn on Master Enable (Go to page 27 for instructions).
I don’t remember my password and I want to unlock the TV
• If you forget your password you can reset it. Simultaneously press the VOL+ on the remote and the CH+ button on the front of the TV. The
display will appear for you to enter your new password.
The Parental Controls 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. Check to see if BLOCK NO RATING is turned on in the Par. (Parental) Control menu.
Go to page 27 for more instructions.
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Care and Cleaning
CAUTION: Turn OFF your TV before cleaning.
You can clean the TV as required, using a soft lint-free cloth. Be sure to occasionally dust the ventilation slots in the
cabinet to help assure adequate ventilation.
The TV’s screen may be cleaned with a soft, lint-free cloth as well. Take care not to scratch or mar the
screen. If necessary, you may use a cloth dampened with warm water. Never use strong cleaning agents,
such as ammonia-based cleaners, or abrasive powder. These types of cleaners will damage the TV.
While cleaning do not spray liquid directly on the screen, or allow liquid to run down the screen and inside the TV.
Also, never place drinks or vases with water on top of the TV. This could increase the risk of fire or shock hazard or
damage to the TV.
Caution: Using video games or any external accessory with fixed images for extended periods of time can cause
them to be permanently imprinted on the picture tube (or projection TV picture tubes). ALSO, some network/program
logos, phone numbers, etc. may cause similar damage. This damage is not covered by your warranty.
Limited Warranty
What your warranty covers:
•
Defects in materials or workmanship.
For how long after your purchase:
•
•
•
90 days from date of purchase for labor charges.
One year from date of purchase for parts.
Two years from date of purchase for the picture tubes.
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 any Authorized RCA Television Service Center the labor charges to repair your television.
Pay any Authorized RCA Television Service Center for the new or, at our option, refurbished replacement parts and picture
tubes required to repair your television.
How you get service:
•
•
•
•
For screen sizes of 26” and smaller: Take your RCA television to any Authorized RCA Television Service Center and pick up
when repairs are complete.
For screen sizes larger than 26”: Request home or pick up, repair, and return service from any Authorized RCA Television
Service Center, provided that your television is located within the geographic territory covered by an Authorized RCA
Television Service Center. If not, you must take your television to the Service Center location at your own expense, or pay for
the cost the Service Center may charge to transport your television to and from your home.
To identify your nearest Authorized RCA Television Service Center, ask your dealer, visit www.rca.com, look in the Yellow Pages,
or call 1-800-336-1900.
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 television. Any additional
information should be obtained from your dealer).
Installation and related adjustments.
Signal reception problems not caused by your television.
Damage from misuse or neglect.
Batteries.
Customer replacement fuses.
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•
•
•
Damage from 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 television 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 TV. It will make it easier to contact you should it
ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage.
Limitation of Warranty:
•
•
THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY TTE TECHNOLOGY, INC., ITS
AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER. TTE
TECHNOLOGY, INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE
OF THIS PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. THIS
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY ARE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA. EXCEPT
TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
How state law relates to this 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 television outside the United States:
• This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.
Service calls which do not involve defective materials or workmanship are not covered by this warranty. Costs of such service
calls are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
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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.
TTE Technology, Inc.
10330 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46290
©2004 TTE Technology, Inc.
RCA and associated marks are trademarks of THOMSON S.A. used under license to TCL-Thomson
Electronics ( T TE).
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