TV • AM/FM Radio
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TV • AM/FM Radio
Cat. No. 16-174A
AC Adapter
TV TUNING
LIGHT/
CH CALL
DC IN 6V Jack
DC Adapter
EXT ANT
POWER
Stand
FM/UHF AM/VHF
AUDIO/VIDEO
RADIO TUNING
EAR
VOLUME
Selector
Shutter Up for
BRIGHT
Radio Operation
Selector
Shutter Down for
TV Operation
Three D Batteries
Features
Your Optimus TV • AM/FM Radio is a color
LCD TV that fits in the palm of your hand and
receives AM and FM radio, as well as VHF
and UHF TV signals. The TV • AM/FM Radio
has these great features:
Automatic Electronic Tuning System —
scans the VHF or UHF band and locks on to
active channels.
Flat Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) —
makes the TV more compact and uses less
power than a standard picture tube.
Fluorescent Backlight — illuminates the
LCD screen so you can watch the TV in the
dark or in low-light conditions.
Built-In Rod Antenna — provides adequate TV or FM reception in most metropolitan areas.
External Antenna Jack — lets you connect
an external outdoor antenna for optimum reception in weak signal areas.
Earphone Jack — lets you enjoy private listening with an optional earphone.
Power
BATTERIES
Your TV uses three D batteries (not supplied). For the best results, we recommend
alkaline batteries (RadioShack Cat. No. 23550).
1. Set POWER to OFF.
2. Press down on the arrow on the top of
the battery compartment cover, then lift
the cover away from the TV.
3. Insert three fresh batteries as indicated
by the polarity symbols (+ and –)
marked inside the compartment.
Caution: Installing batteries incorrectly
can damage the TV.
4. Insert the cover’s latching tabs into the
slots beneath the battery compartment
and close the cover.
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adapter cord into the cigarette-lighter
socket.
Notes:
• When the sound level lowers or the picture becomes unstable, replace the batteries.
• Internal batteries automatically disconnect when you plug an adapter into the
DC IN 6V jack.
Notes:
• If the TV does not operate properly
when you use DC power, be sure the
cigarette-lighter socket is clean and that
the adapter’s plug is pushed all the way
into the socket.
• Do not leave the adapter plugged into
the cigarette-lighter socket or connected to the TV when you are not
using the TV.
• Always unplug the adapter from the cigarette-lighter socket before unplugging
it from the TV.
AC POWER
You can power the TV from a standard AC
outlet. You must use an optional AC adapter
than supplies 6 volts and delivers at least
550 mA. Its center tip must be set to negative, and its plug must correctly fit the TV’s
DC IN 6V jack. We recommend RadioShack
Cat. No. 273-1664. Using an adapter that
does not meet these specifications could seriously damage the TV or the adapter. Set
the adapter’s voltage switch to 6V.
Connections
CONNECTING AN EXTERNAL
ANTENNA
Plug the adapter’s barrel plug into the TV’s
DC IN 6V jack. Then plug the other end of the
adapter into a standard AC outlet.
If you are in an area with weak TV signals,
or are inside a metal or concrete building,
you might need an external outdoor antenna
to improve reception. Connect the antenna
to the EXT ANT jack.
Notes:
• Do not leave the adapter plugged into
the AC outlet or connected to the TV
when you are not using the TV.
• Always unplug the adapter from the AC
outlet first.
• The adapter might become warm after
extended periods of use.
If your antenna wire is 75-ohm coaxial cable,
use an F-to-mini plug adapter to complete
the connections. We recommend RadioShack Cat. No. 278-257. If you have 300ohm wire, use a 300-to-75-ohm mini plug
adapter. We recommend Cat. No. 15-1148.
VEHICLE BATTERY POWER
You can use an optional DC adapter to power the TV from your vehicle’s cigarette-lighter socket if your vehicle has a 12-volt DC,
negative-ground electrical system.
USING THE TV AS A MONITOR
You can play back the signal from an audio/
video component connected to your TV using a special cable (not supplied), available
at your local RadioShack store (RSU No.
10005890).
You must use a DC adapter that supplies 6
volts and delivers at least 550 mA. Its center
tip must be set to negative, and its plug must
correctly fit the TV’s DC IN 6V jack. We recommend RadioShack Cat. No. 273-1801.
Using an adapter that does not meet these
specifications could seriously damage the
TV or the adapter. Set the adapter’s voltage
switch to 6V.
Connect the cable’s yellow plug to the component’s video output jack and its white plug
to the component’s audio output jack. Then
plug the cable’s mini plug into the TV’s AUDIO/VIDEO jack.
Using Your TV
1. Plug the adapter’s barrel plug into the
TV’s DC IN 6V jack.
1. Slide the TV/radio selector shutter on
the front of the TV down.
2. Unplug your vehicle’s cigarette lighter
and plug the large end of the DC
2. Extend the rod antenna.
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USING AN EARPHONE
3. Use FM/UHF AM/VHF to select either
UHF or VHF.
For private listening, you can connect an optional earphone with a 1/8-inch plug to the
EAR jack. This mutes the built-in speaker.
4. Turn POWER on.
5. Press TV TUNING < or > to select the
desired channel.
Cautions:
• Set VOLUME to the lowest setting
before you begin listening. Then adjust
the volume to a comfortable level.
• Do not wear an earphone while operating a vehicle or riding a bicycle. This
can cause a traffic hazard and is illegal
in some areas.
6. Adjust VOLUME.
7. Adjust BRIGHT for the desired brightness. The brightness also appears to
change depending on the screen’s
angle.
Press LIGHT/CH CALL to display the channel
bar at the currently tuned channel number.
Troubleshooting
Notes:
• If desired, fold out the stand on the
back of the TV and lean the TV on a flat
surface at a convenient angle.
• If reception is poor, adjust the length or
angle of the rod antenna. If inside a
metal or concrete building, moving
closer to a window might improve
reception.
Color too light or no color.
• Fully extend the antenna. Adjust the
antenna’s angle and direction.
• Adjust BRIGHT.
No picture and no sound.
• Be sure the batteries are fresh and
inserted correctly.
• If you use an adapter, be sure it is correctly connected.
No picture and noisy sound.
• Adjust the antenna.
No sound.
• Adjust VOLUME.
• Disconnect the earphone.
• Adjust the rod antenna (for TV or FM)
or rotate the unit (for AM).
• Disconnect the cable from the AUDIO/
VIDEO jack.
Picture is all white, dark, or blurred.
• Adjust BRIGHT.
• Be sure the batteries are fresh.
Picture is not clear (moves up or down,
disappears periodically, becomes fuzzy
or blurred, is doubled, etc.).
• Fully extend the antenna. Adjust the
antenna’s angle and direction.
• Be sure the batteries are fresh.
• Be sure the TV is away from appliances
that might cause interference.
• In locations with poor reception, it might
be impossible to get a clear picture or
any picture at all. Change the location.
If you cannot correct the problem, take the
TV to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
BACKLIGHT
In low temperatures, the TV screen takes a
few seconds to light, or it might be slightly
red in color. This is not a malfunction. Normal operation resumes after a short while.
Using the Radio
1. Slide the TV/radio selector shutter on
the front of the TV up.
2. Use FM/UHF AM/VHF to select either FM
or AM.
3. Turn POWER on.
4. Rotate RADIO TUNING to tune to the
desired station.
5. Adjust VOLUME.
6. For the best FM reception, adjust the
length, angle and direction of the rod
antenna. An internal antenna is used
for reception of AM broadcasts. Adjust
the position of the TV for best AM
reception.
Press LIGHT/CH CALL to illuminate the radio
dial and tuning bar in dark locations.
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Care and Maintenance
Your Optimus TV • AM/FM Radio is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. These
suggestions will help you care for it so you can enjoy it for years.
• Keep the TV dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately.
• Use only fresh batteries of the recommended size and type. Always remove old or weak
batteries. They can leak chemicals that destroy electronic circuits.
• Handle the TV gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage circuit boards and cases and
can cause the TV to work improperly. Be particularly careful of the display screen. Avoid
putting the TV in your pocket or purse together with hard objects (coins, keys, etc.).
• Use and store the TV only in normal temperature environments.
• Keep the TV away from dust and dirt.
• Wipe the TV with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new. Do not use harsh
chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the TV.
Modifying or tampering with the TV’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might
invalidate the TV’s warranty. If the TV is not performing as it should, take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
Specifications
Channel Coverage .......................................................................... UHF: CH 14–CH 69/VHF: CH 2–CH 13
Display Element ...........................................................High Resolution Color LCD (Twisted Nematic Type)
Drive System........................................................................................................ TFT Active Matrix System
Screen Size................................................................................................................. 2.5 Inches Diagonally
Backlight.............................................................................................High-Luminance Fluorescent Material
Radio Frequency Ranges ...................................................................AM: 530-1710 kHz; FM: 88-108 MHz
Antenna...................................................................................................................................................Rod
Speaker ..................................................................................................................................................... 2 Inches (5 cm)
Input/Output Jacks ........................................................................ EXT ANT/DC IN 6V/EAR/AUDIO/VIDEO
Power Supply .................................... Three D Batteries or AC Adapter 273-1664 or DC Adapter 273-1801
Power Consumption.............................................................................................................. . Approx. 3.6 W
Battery Life (Approximate) ....................................................TV: 11 Hours; FM: 140 Hours; AM: 210 Hours
Ambient Temperature..................................................................................................... 32–104° F (0–40°C)
Dimensions ............................................................................................... 47/16 × 4 7/8 × 29 /16 Inches (HWD)
Weight ............................................................................................................... 12.9 Oz. (Without Batteries)
Specifications are typical; individual units might vary. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
RadioShack Limited Warranty
This product is warranted against defects for 90 days from date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned
stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. Within this period, RadioShack will repair it without
charge for parts and labor. Simply bring your RadioShack sales slip as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack
store. Warranty does not cover transportation costs. Nor does it cover a product subjected to misuse or accidental
damage.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN. Some states do not permit limitation or exclusion of implied warranties; therefore, the aforesaid
limitation(s) or exclusion(s) may not apply to the purchaser.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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