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User’s Guide
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Important Information
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
This symbol indicates
important instructions
"dangerous voltage" inside
accompanying the product.
the product that presents a
risk of electric shock or
personal injury.
WARNING
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not expose this
product to rain or moisture.
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK DO NOT OPEN
Caution: To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of
plug to wide slot, fully insert.
Attention: Pour éviter les chocs électriques, introduire la
lame la plus large de la fiche dans la borne
correspondante de la prise et pousser jusqú au fond.
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, 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: ______________________________________________________________________
G-LINK, VCR Plus+, C3, PlusCode, GUIDE Plus+, and GUIDE Plus+ Gold are trademarks of Gemstar Development
Corporation.
The GUIDE Plus+ Gold system is manufactured under license from Index Systems Inc.
THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC. AND GEMSTAR ARE NOT IN ANY WAY LIABLE FOR THE ACCURACY OF THE
PROGRAM INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM. IN NO EVENT SHALL THOMSON
MULTIMEDIA INC. OR GEMSTAR BE LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNT 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.
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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 2 provides more information about the rest of the TV’s features and how to use them.
On-screen Program Guide
Description: The GUIDE Plus+ system is an 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.
When you access the News feature, MSNBC will appear in
your video window if it’s available through your TV.
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.
Requirements:
•
Complete the on-screen interactive setup. You’ll find
detailed instructions in Chapter 1.
•
One-Touch VCR Recording: You must connect the GLINK cable to the TV and place one of the wands in front
of the remote sensor on the VCR.
If you have a cable box, connect the G-LINK cable to
the TV and place one of the wands in front of the
remote sensor on the cable box.
•
V-CHIP TV RATING LIMIT
- - Content - -
Rating
TV-14
Status
View
D L S V FV
V V V V
^
Press ^/v to block programs with
this content for this rating.
D L S V FV
RATING
STATUS
B V V
TV-MA
View
V V V V
TV-14
View
V B V V
TV-PG
View
TV-G
View
V
TV-Y7
View
TV-Y
View
V-Chip: Parental Controls
Description: You can block programs and movies by
content, age-based ratings, and/or movie ratings.
Requirements:
•
Set up the Parental Controls menu in the TV’s main
menu (Chapter 2 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.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Key Features Overview ...................................................................... 1
On-screen Program Guide ............................................................................................. 1
V-Chip: Parental Controls .............................................................................................. 1
Chapter 1: Connections & Setup
Things to Consider Before You Connect ........................................... 6
Protect Against Power Surges .......................................................................................
Protect Components from Overheating .......................................................................
Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference ................................................
Important Stand and Base Safety Information ............................................................
Use Indirect Light ...........................................................................................................
Connection Pictures .......................................................................................................
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Choose Your Connection .................................................................... 7
TV + VCR .............................................................................................. 8
TV Only ................................................................................................ 9
TV + VCR + Satellite Receiver ........................................................... 11
Why You Should Connect This G-LINK Cable ................................. 12
How to Find the Remote Sensor ................................................................................. 12
Placing the G-LINK Wands ........................................................................................... 12
Plug in the TV ...................................................................................
Put Batteries in the Remote .............................................................
How to Use the Remote Control to Complete the
Interactive Setup ..............................................................................
Turn on the TV ..................................................................................
Complete the Interactive Setup ......................................................
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13
13
14
Set the Menu Language .............................................................................................. 14
Complete Auto Channel Search .................................................................................. 14
The GUIDE Plus+ System Setup ................................................................................... 14
What to Expect ................................................................................. 19
The Buttons on the Remote Control ............................................... 20
Chapter 2: Using the TV’s Features
About the GUIDE Plus+ System ....................................................... 22
Downloading Data ...................................................................................................... 22
Getting In & Out of the GUIDE Plus+ System ............................................................. 23
The GUIDE Plus+ System Menus .................................................................................. 23
Grid Guide .................................................................................................................... 23
Sort ............................................................................................................................... 25
News ............................................................................................................................. 26
Schedule ....................................................................................................................... 26
Messages ...................................................................................................................... 27
Channels ....................................................................................................................... 28
Setup ............................................................................................................................. 28
How to Get More Information About an Advertisement or a Program .................. 29
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GUIDE Plus+ Menu Items ................................................................. 29
Channel Banner ................................................................................ 30
Parental Controls and V-Chip ........................................................... 31
How V-Chip Works ....................................................................................................... 31
V-Chip TV Rating Limit ................................................................................................ 32
Blocking Specific Content Themes .............................................................................. 35
Viewing Specific Content Themes .............................................................................. 36
V-Chip Movie Rating Limit .......................................................................................... 36
V-Chip Unrated Program Block ................................................................................... 38
Channel Block .............................................................................................................. 38
Front Panel Block ......................................................................................................... 38
Lock/Unlock Parental Controls .................................................................................... 38
Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Menu System
How to Use Your TV’s Menu System ...............................................
Audio Menu ......................................................................................
Picture Quality Menu .......................................................................
Screen Menu .....................................................................................
Using Closed Captioning ..................................................................
Channel Menu ..................................................................................
Time Menu ........................................................................................
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42
42
43
44
Chapter 4: Other Information
Troubleshooting ...............................................................................
The Front of Your TV ........................................................................
Care and Cleaning ............................................................................
Limited Warranty ..............................................................................
Glossary .............................................................................................
Accessory Order Form ......................................................................
Index ..................................................................................................
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Chapter 1
Connections & Setup
Chapter Overview:
•
Things to Consider Before You Connect
•
Choose Your Connection
•
Connections
•
Why You Should Connect This G-LINK Cable
•
Plug in the TV
•
Put Batteries in the Remote
•
How to Use the Remote Control to Complete the Interactive Setup
•
Turn on the TV
•
Complete the Interactive Setup
•
The Buttons on the Remote Control
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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.
•
•
Turn off the TV and/or component 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.
•
If you place components above the TV, route all cables down the side of the back of the TV instead of straight down
the middle of the back of the TV.
•
If your antenna uses 300-ohm twin lead cables, do not coil the cables. Also, keep the twin lead cables away from
audio/video cables.
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 Safeguards sheet packed with your TV.
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 Pictures
Audio/video cables are usually bundled together. For better visibility, the connection pictures in this book show each
cable separately (audio left, audio right, and video).
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Choose Your Connection
There are several ways to connect your TV. Please use the following chart to determine which connection is best for
you. Proceed to the appropriate page and connect your TV.
Components
TV
Connection
Title
Coaxial
Audio/video
G-LINK cable
VCR
Coaxial
Cables
Needed
Go to...
TV + VCR
page 8
TV Only
page 9
TV + VCR +
Satellite Receiver
pages 10-11
TV
TV
VCR
Sa
te
e
llit
Coaxial
Audio/video
G-LINK cable
Cables Needed to Connect Components to Your TV
The pictures below show the cables needed for the connections represented in this book.
Notes: Audio/Video cables (A/V cables for short) are usually sold as a bundled set, but the connection pictures
in this book show each cable separately for better visibility.
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
Audio/Video cables
Coaxial cable
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TV (back panel)
INPUTS
ANTENNA
R
G-LINK
3
L/MONO
TV
AUDIO
VIDEO
1B
1C
VCR
AUDIO
VCR
VIDEO
1A
IN FROM ANT
OUT
R
L
CH3
CH4
OUT TO TV
2
From Cable
or Antenna
TV + VCR
1. Connect your TV to your VCR
A. Connect a coaxial cable to the ANTENNA jack on your TV and to the Output Jack
on your VCR (sometimes labeled OUT TO TV).
B. Connect the audio/video cables. Connect audio cables (white and red) to the
AUDIO input jacks on the back of the TV (R and L/MONO) and to the Audio
Output Jacks on the VCR (sometimes labeled OUT R L).
C. Connect the video cable (yellow) to the VIDEO input jack on the back of the TV
and to the Video Output Jack on the VCR.
2. Connect cable or antenna to your VCR
Connect the coaxial cable from your cable outlet, cable box, or antenna to the
Input Jack on your VCR (sometimes labeled IN FROM ANTENNA or IN FROM
ANT).
3. Connect the G-LINK cable to the TV
Connect the G-LINK cable to the G-LINK jack on the TV. Next step, place one of the
wands of the G-LINK cable to work with your VCR (instructions are on page 12).
Go to page 12
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TV (back panel)
INPUTS
ANTENNA
R
TV
G-LINK
L/MONO
AUDIO
VIDEO
2
1
From Cable,
Cable Box,
or Antenna
TV Only
1. Connect the TV to your cable or antenna
Connect the coaxial cable from your cable or antenna to the ANTENNA jack on the
back of your TV.
Go to page 13
2. If you’re connecting a cable box, connect the G-LINK cable
Connect the G-LINK cable to the G-LINK jack on the TV. Next step, place the wands
of the G-LINK cable to the cable box (instructions are on page 12).
Go to page 12
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SATELLITE RECEIVER
From Cable or Antenna
2A
CH3
CH4
OUT
OUT TO TV
L
R
lite
el
Sat
VCR
SATELLITE
IN
VIDEO
2B
3A
1A
Satellite
Signal
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN FROM ANT
OUT
R
L
CH3
CH4
OUT TO TV
VCR
1B
3B
TV (back panel)
INPUTS
ANTENNA
R
G-LINK
L/MONO
AUDIO
4
VIDEO
TV
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TV + VCR + Satellite Receiver
1. Connect your Satellite Receiver to your TV
A. Connect the audio/video cables. Connect the audio cables (white and red) to the AUDIO input jacks on the back
of the TV (R and L/MONO) and to the Audio Output Jacks on the Satellite Receiver.
B. Connect the video cable (yellow) to the VIDEO input jack on the back of the TV and to the Video Output Jack on
the satellite receiver.
2. Connect coaxial cables to the Satellite Receiver
A. Connect the coaxial cable from your cable outlet, cable box, or antenna to the Input Jack on your satellite
receiver (sometimes labeled IN FROM ANT).
B. Connect the coaxial cable from your satellite dish antenna to the Input Jack on your satellite receiver (sometimes
labeled SATELLITE IN).
3. Connect the Satellite Receiver to the VCR and to the TV
A. Connect a coaxial cable to the Output Jack (sometimes labeled OUT TO TV) on the satellite receiver and to the
Input Jack on the VCR (sometimes labeled IN FROM ANT).
B. Connect a coaxial cable to the Output Jack on the VCR (sometimes labeled OUT TO TV) and to the ANTENNA
jack on the TV.
4. Connect G-LINK cable
Connect the G-LINK cable to the G-LINK jack on the TV. Next step, place one of the wands of the G-LINK cable to
work with your VCR (instructions are on page 12).
Go to page 12
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Why You Should Connect This 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.
G-LINK cable
How to Find the Remote Sensor
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.
G-LINK wands
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).
VCR
CABLE BOX
CHANNEL
03
4. When the component turns on, you’ve located the 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).
Tip
TV (back panel)
INPUTS
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.
ANTENNA
R
G-LINK
L/MONO
AUDIO
VIDEO
Connect to G-LINK jack
on the back of the TV.
VCR
SENSOR
SENSOR
CHANNEL
03
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Plug in the TV
Plug the end of the power cord into the wall outlet. Match the wide blade of the plug
with the wide slot in the outlet. Insert the plug completely into the outlet.
Put Batteries in the Remote
1. Remove the battery compartment cover on the remote.
2. Insert new batteries. Match the polarities (+ and -) on the batteries with the diagram
on the remote.
3. Put the battery compartment cover back on the remote.
How to Use the Remote Control to Complete
the Interactive Setup
The technical term is “Navigation” – how you move through the on-screen menus. The
theory is the same throughout the menu screens: highlight your choice and select it.
To highlight a menu item, press the arrow buttons on the remote to highlight one of the
items listed on the screen. 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.
OK
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
Use the arrow
buttons and the OK
button to move
through the menu
system.
Press the POWER button on the remote control or the TV (the first screen of the
Interactive Setup appears). The menu screens “time out” after a period of time if you
don’t make a selection. The tips in this section tell you how to access the Setup menu
screens manually.
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Complete the Interactive Setup
Tip
To access the setup menus manually, press MENU
and choose Setup.
The menu system in your TV allows the TV’s features to
work properly. In this book, we call it the “interactive
setup” because the TV asks you questions, you answer,
and the TV makes the appropriate adjustments. The first
time you turn on your TV, the setup screens appear
automatically.
Set the Menu Language
SETUP
Select the language to be used
in these menus.
1 English
2 Español
3 Français
The first part of the SETUP asks you to select your
preferred language for the menu system.
1. Highlight your preferred language for the menu
system.
2. Press OK to select that language.
Complete Auto Channel Search
SETUP
Would you like the TV to search
for all available channels?
1 Search for channels
2 Skip this step
The next part of the SETUP asks you if you want the TV
to search for all channels viewable through your antenna
or cable TV system. This is sometimes called “auto
programming.”
1. Press OK to tell the TV to begin searching for channels. A
progress report appears on the screen.
2. When the screen on the TV tells you the search is
complete, press OK (the first GUIDE Plus+ system
setup screen appears).
Note: If you skip Auto Channel Search now,
you can access it later through the Channel
menu. See Chapter 3 for more details.
The GUIDE Plus+ System Setup
Tip
If you move to a new zip or postal code, or if any
of your information changes, you need to access
the setup screens from the TV’s main menu—
press MENU, choose GUIDE Plus+ Menu, and
choose GUIDE Plus+ Setup.
The GUIDE Plus+ system is an 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.
The G-LINK cable must be connected to the back of your
TV, and the wands must be placed in front of the remote
sensor of the cable box and/or VCR in order for the
GUIDE Plus+ system to work (go back to page 12 for
details).
1. You should see a screen displaying the features of
the Guide Plus+ system. Press OK to continue.
2. The next screen asks you to locate setup materials
and hardware. Once you have done this, press OK to
continue.
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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.
2. Use the number buttons on your remote to enter
your zip 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 moves you 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 cable.
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).
2. If you have a cable box connected to this TV,
highlight Yes and press OK on your remote control.
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).
Tip
If you’re not sure which channel is the cable box’s output
channel, consult the book that came with your cable box or
contact your cable company.
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3. Highlight the channel to which you have to tune your
TV in order to see cable programming, and press OK
(a screen appears reminding you to connect your GLINK cable to your TV and cable box).
Notes: 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.
4. Highlight your brand of cable box, and press OK.
If your brand isn’t listed, highlight Not Listed and
press OK.
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.
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Step 3: Configuring for a VCR
1. If your TV is connected to a VCR, press OK.
If it is not, highlight No and press OK (a screen will
appear reminding you to connect your G-LINK cable
to your TV and VCR.).
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. Tune your VCR to channel 02. Next, turn OFF your
VCR. 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.
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4. Look at the front of your VCR. If your VCR turned on
automatically and changed to channel 09, the test
was successful. Highlight Yes and press OK.
If your VCR didn’t change to channel 09, you can
either choose No or Test this code again.
If you think your TV or remotes might have been
touched during the test, tune your VCR to channel 02,
turn off your VCR and highlight Test this code again.
If you don’t think the test was interrupted, highlight
No. Tune your VCR to channel 02 and turn off your
VCR. Press OK (the GUIDE Plus+ system starts testing
another set of codes.)
Keep following the previous instructions until the
VCR finds the correct code.
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.
Tip
Leave your cable box turned ON to download
program information.
Leave your VCR turned OFF to record programs.
•
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.
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.
If any settings are incomplete or incorrect, highlight
No, repeat setup process and press OK. Follow the
instructions on the screen.
2. You can choose to view a demo of the GUIDE Plus+
features, which may take a few minutes to load. If
you don’t want to see the demo right now, press OK
to watch TV.
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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 the TV detected that you have multiple cable companies in your area, STEP 5: Choosing Your Channel Lineup
appears.
Features of the GUIDE Plus+ system are explained in Chapter 2.
To clear the guide from your screen, press CLEAR or GUIDE on the remote control.
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The Buttons on the Remote Control
POWER
VOL
MUTE
GO
BACK
GUIDE
CHAN
INFO
OK
MENU
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
7
INPUT
SKIP
0
0-9 (Number buttons) Enter channel numbers and time settings directly through the
remote control.
To enter a two-digit channel, press the two digits. To enter a three-digit channel, press
and hold the first digit for two seconds until two dashes appear to the right of the
number, then add the second two. Example: to tune to channel 123, press and hold 1 for
two seconds, press 2, then press 3.
Arrow buttons (up, down, left, right) Press the arrow buttons to move through the
on-screen menu system.
CHAN (up and down) buttons Scan up or down through the current channel list.
Press once to change the channel up or down; press and hold to continue changing
channels.
CLEAR Removes any menu or display from the screen and returns you to
TV viewing.
GO BACK Returns you to the previous channel.
GUIDE Press GUIDE to make the GUIDE Plus+ system appear on the screen. Press
GUIDE again to remove it from the screen.
INFO Displays channel information.
INPUT Changes your TV to its video input channel. The Video Input Channel is the
channel your TV must tune to in order for you to access a component that’s connected to
your TV’s VIDEO and AUDIO jacks. Example: to view a tape from your camcorder,
connect the camcorder to the TV’s AUDIO and VIDEO jacks with the audio/video cables.
MENU Displays the TV’s Main menu. You can also press and hold for 2 seconds to
display the GUIDE Plus+ system.
MUTE Lowers the 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.
POWER Turns the TV on and off.
SKIP If you press this button before you change the channel, the TV waits 30 seconds
and automatically goes back to the original channel. Each time you press SKIP, you add
30 seconds (i.e, if you press SKIP two times before you change the channel, the TV waits
60 seconds and automatically turns back to the original channel). When you reach four
minutes and thirty seconds, pressing SKIP adds one minute. Press CLEAR to cancel skip
timer.
VOL (up and down) buttons Decrease or increase the TV’s volume.
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Chapter Overview:
•
About the GUIDE Plus+ System
•
GUIDE Plus+ Menu Items
•
Channel Banner
•
Parental Controls and V-Chip
Changing Entertainment. Again.
Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
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Action
buttons
Video
Program
Menu
window information options
About the GUIDE Plus+ System
The GUIDE Plus+ system is an interactive 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+ Menu system in
order to view this on-screen program guide (see Chapter 1
for details). Press GUIDE to bring up the GUIDE Plus+
system.
There are six sections of the GUIDE Plus+ system:
•
A row of Action buttons at the top of the screen (1, 2
and 3)
• Video window
• Program information
Promotional Channel
information listings
Tip
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 row of menu options (Grid, Sort, News, Schedule,
Messages, Channels, Setup)
•
•
Channel listings
Promotional information
Note: 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 too are
subject to change.
Downloading Data
The GUIDE Plus+ system is not available until it completes its first download of program listings. When the power is
turned off, the TV locates a “host channel” that carries GUIDE Plus+ system data containing program schedule and
channel lineup information. A channel lineup is the list of stations and their respective channels.
To ensure that your first download of data is complete, you should leave your TV off overnight. Downloads occur several times a
day. The TV must be turned off for GUIDE Plus+ system data to download.
If the TV loses power or is unplugged, GUIDE Plus+ system program listings may be lost. When power is restored, make
sure the setup information is still correct. The GUIDE Plus+ system will receive updated program information during the
next scheduled download.
Channel Lineup
If more than one cable company services your area, you may be prompted with STEP 5: Choosing Your Channel Lineup
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.
• Use the up and down arrow buttons to change the channel group and press OK when the correct channel group is
highlighted.
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Getting In & Out of the GUIDE Plus+
System
To enter the GUIDE Plus+ system:
•
•
Press GUIDE on the remote.
Press and hold MENU for 2 seconds on the front
panel.
To exit the GUIDE Plus+ system:
GUIDE
OK
•
Highlight a program and press OK to exit the GUIDE
Plus+ system and tune to the channel.
•
Press GUIDE to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and
tune to the channel displayed in the video window.
•
Press CLEAR to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and
return to the original channel.
CLEAR
The GUIDE Plus+ System Menus
The GUIDE Plus+ system offers seven different options
on the Menu bar: Grid, Sort, News, Schedule, Messages,
Channels and Setup. To access the Menu bar:
1. Press GUIDE to access the GUIDE Plus+ system.
2. Press MENU or use the up and down arrow buttons
to select the Menu bar (the Grid Guide appears by
default).
Press GUIDE on the remote control to see
the GUIDE Plus+ system. To remove the
program guide from the screen, press OK,
GUIDE, or CLEAR.
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.
Grid Guide
The Grid Guide appears each time you enter the GUIDE
Plus+ system. It displays the current programming for
each channel. The current program is displayed in the
video window.
• 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.
•
To tune to a channel, highlight the program you want
to view in the channel listing and press OK. Press
CLEAR to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and return to
the original channel. Press GUIDE to exit the GUIDE
Plus+ system and tune to the channel in the video
window.
Then use the Grid Guide Action Buttons as described
next.
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Grid guide
menu
selection
Grid guide
action buttons
Grid Guide Action Buttons
Action buttons will change according to where you are in the
GUIDE Plus+ system. Be sure to look at the action bar before
pressing the command numbers.
When highlighting the program, the following Action
buttons appear:
• Watch Press 1 on the remote to place a timer in the
Schedule for the TV to turn on and tune to the
program highlighted in the channel listing. When the
TV turns on, the GUIDE Plus+ system will
automatically appear with the scheduled program
highlighted and tuned in the video window.
• Go To Press 2 on the remote to bring up the direct
dial box and enter the number of the channel you
want. Press OK to highlight the channel and current
program in the channel listing of the Grid guide.
Press OK again to tune to the highlighted channel. If
the video window is unlocked, it will automatically
tune to the channel.
•
Record Press 3 on the remote to place a timer in the
Schedule for the VCR to record the program
highlighted in the channel listing.
If you have a cable box, changing channels on the
TV will not cause the cable box channel to change
while recording.
Record will only appear if you have set up the GUIDE
Plus+ system and specified your VCR type.
The program information window will display a
confirmation when you have successfully scheduled a
program to watch or record.
Note: If you have selected two programs to
watch or record which begin at the same time
or overlap, you will receive a timer conflict
message. You must choose between the two
programs.
When highlighting the Channel names (the left column
on the channel listing), the following Action buttons
appear:
•
Lock/Unlock Press 1 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).
•
Go To Press 2 on the remote to bring up the direct
dial box and enter the number of the channel you
want. Press OK to highlight the channel and current
program in the channel listing of the Grid Guide. If
the video window is locked, press OK to tune to the
highlighted channel. If the video window is
unlocked, it will automatically tune to that channel.
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Sort menu
selection
Sort
The Sort menu lets you browse programs by category.
The channel to which you are currently tuned is
displayed in the video window.
To Sort:
1. If the GUIDE Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press
GUIDE on your remote control.
2. Press MENU on the remote to select the Menu bar.
3. Use the arrows to highlight Sort. When Sort is
highlighted for the first time, the Movies category is
displayed. Thereafter, the last category used becomes
the default. A listing of subcategories is displayed
below the category name. Use the left and right
arrows to highlight other categories.
4. Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight a
subcategory. For example, highlight All and press OK
(the GUIDE Plus+ system sorts the programs).
5. Press the up and down arrow buttons to review the
list one program at a time. Press the channel up and
down to review the list one page at a time.
Categories
6. Select MENU to return to the menu bar, or press
GUIDE or CLEAR to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system.
Then use the Sort Menu Action Buttons as described
next..
Sort Menu Action Buttons
When viewing the results of a Sort, the following Action
buttons appear:
• Watch Press 1 on the remote to place a timer in the
Schedule, and then follow the on-line help for further
options. Placing a timer in the Schedule will cause the
TV to turn on and tune to the program highlighted in
the channel listing at the predetermined time.
•
Record Press 3 on the remote to set the VCR to
record the program highlighted in the channel listing.
If you have a cable box, changing TV channels will
not cause the cable box channel to change while
recording.
The program information window will display a
confirmation when you have successfully scheduled a
program to watch or record.
Notes: If you have selected two programs to watch
or record which begin at the same time or overlap,
you will receive a timer conflict message. You must
choose between the two programs.
Be sure that during the GUIDE Plus+ system
setup you specified that you have a VCR.
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News menu
selection
News
The News menu lets you browse current news stories by
headline.
1. If the GUIDE Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press
GUIDE on your remote control.
2. Press MENU on the remote control to select the menu
bar.
3. Use the arrows to highlight News (if MSNBC is
available on your TV, it will appear in the video
window).
4. Use the up and down arrows 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 to browse through
the list one page at a time.
5. Press the right arrow button to see full text.
6.
If there are multiple pages of text, press the right or
left arrow button to page forward or back through the
pages of text. Press the down arrow to view the next
story.
7. Select MENU to return to the Menu bar, or press
GUIDE or CLEAR on the remote to exit the GUIDE
Plus+ system.
Schedule menu
selection
Schedule
The Schedule menu allows you to alter timers for either
viewing or recording programs. The GUIDE Plus+ system
allows one-touch VCR recording if you have connected
the G-LINK cable to your VCR. See Chapter 1 for more
details on connecting the G-LINK cable.
To schedule a program to watch or record:
1. If the GUIDE Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press
GUIDE on your remote control.
2. Press MENU on the remote to select the Menu bar.
3. Highlight a program within the channel listing.
4. Select Watch or Record from the Action buttons
bar. The timer is then automatically logged into
the Schedule menu.
5. If you select Record, make sure to place a blank tape in
the VCR and turn it off.
Note: If you have a cable box connected to
your TV and VCR, tune your VCR to the cable
box output channel prior to turning off the
VCR.
The program information window will display a
confirmation when you have successfully scheduled a
program to watch or record.
Note: If you have selected two programs to
watch or record which begin at the same time
or overlap, you will receive a timer conflict
message. You must choose between the two
programs.
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To remove or change the frequency (daily, once, or
weekly) of a scheduled event, access the Schedule menu
from the Menu bar.
1. Press GUIDE to bring up the GUIDE Plus+ system.
2. Press MENU on the remote to select the Menu bar.
3. Use the arrows to highlight the Schedule menu
selection.
4. Use the up and down arrows to highlight the
program you want to edit.
Then use the Schedule Menu Action Buttons as described
next.
Schedule Menu Action Buttons
When viewing the Schedule menu the following Action
buttons appear:
•
•
Remove Highlight the Watch or Record timer you
wish to remove from the schedule and press 1 on the
remote.
Change Highlight the Watch or Record timer
you wish to change and press 3 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 the program each week at the
same time.
Messages menu
selection
Messages
Occasionally you will 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.
To read messages:
1. If the GUIDE Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press
GUIDE on your remote control.
2. Press MENU on the remote to select the Menu bar.
3. Use the arrows to highlight the Messages menu
selection.
4. Highlight the message you want to read by using the
up and down arrow buttons.
5. Press INFO to display the full text of the message. If the
text continues beyond the screen, press INFO to view the
next page of text. Once you have reached the end of the
message, press INFO to close the expanded information
and return to the Messages screen.
Then use the Messages Menu Action Button as described
next.
Messages Menu Action Button
When viewing the Messages menu the following Action
button appears:
• Remove Highlight the message you want to delete
and press 1 on the remote.
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Channels menu
action buttons
Channels menu
selection
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. You can
restore disabled channels at a later point in time.
1. If the Guide Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press
GUIDE on your remote control.
2. Press MENU to select the Menu bar.
3. Use the right and left arrows to highlight the
Channels menu selection.
4. Use the up and down arrows to select a channel.
Then use the Channels Menu Action Buttons as described
next.
Channels Menu Action Buttons
While browsing the Channels menu, the following Action
buttons appear:
•
•
•
Cancel Press 1 on the remote to cancel any
changes you made since entering the Channels
Menu.
Change Press 2 on the remote to change the
channel number for the highlighted channel line.
On/Off Press 3 on the remote to toggle the state of
the channel between On and Off.
Setup
The Setup menu allows you to access the GUIDE Plus+ system setup information. To access the Setup option:
1. If the Guide Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your remote control.
2. Press MENU to select the Menu Bar.
3. Use the right arrow to highlight the Setup menu selection.
4. Use the up and down arrows to select Change system settings, Review options, or View demo.
• 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 button on the remote control.
Off Disables the GUIDE Plus+ system from being displayed when you press the ON•OFF button on the
remote control.
• View demo Runs the GUIDE Plus+ system demonstration.
Note: If you have not completed your GUIDE Plus+ system setup, these options will not be available. A screen
will prompt you to complete your setup.
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How to Get More Information About
an Advertisement or a Program
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.
Requesting more information about a particular show
displays the PlusCode programming number and the
Shows on Next for that channel.
Press the INFO button to exit the expanded information
screen.
Promotional information
GUIDE Plus+ Menu Items
TV MAIN MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
Audio
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
Parental Controls
GUIDE Plus+ Menu
Setup
GUIDE PLUS+ MENU
Exit
1 GUIDE Plus+ Setup
2 GUIDE Plus+ Label
3 Continuous Demo
0 Exit
The GUIDE Plus+ Menu gives you access to features in
the GUIDE Plus+ system. To access the GUIDE Plus+
Menu:
1. Press MENU on the remote.
2. Highlight GUIDE Plus+ Menu and press OK.
Each menu and the sub-menus are listed below:
GUIDE Plus+ Setup Displays STEP 4: Confirming
Your Settings screen of the GUIDE Plus+ system
setup.
Yes, everything is correct Confirms the settings
you completed in the GUIDE Plus+ system setup are
correct.
Yes, but my channel lineup is incorrect Displays
STEP 5: Choosing Your Channel Lineup screen,
allowing you to change your lineup if it is incorrect.
No, repeat setup process Begins the GUIDE Plus+
system setup.
GUIDE Plus+ Label Displays the GUIDE Plus+ label
menu.
On Displays the station name when you change
channels.
Off The station name isn’t displayed when you
change channels.
Continuous Demo Runs the GUIDE Plus+ system
demonstration until it is turned off. To turn off the
demonstration, you must turn off the TV.
Note: If you have not completed your GUIDE
Plus+ system setup, these options will not be
available. A screen will prompt you to
complete your setup.
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ESPN
SAP
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Channel Banner
There are several indicators that might appear when you
press the INFO button on the remote. This display is
called the Channel Banner. The following list describes
the items on the Channel Banner screen (left to right and
top to bottom).
00:00
Sample displays on a Channel Banner.
12:01
ESPN
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SAP
00:00
Displays the current time.
The lock is displayed to indicate when the Parental Controls are locked or unlocked.
Displayed when Closed Captioning is available on the current channel.
Displays the label assigned to the current channel.
Displays the current channel or input channel (FRNT).
Mute is displayed when you mute the audio.
Stereo is displayed when the current channel is broadcasting in Stereo.
Displayed when the current channel is broadcasting SAP (Second Audio Program)
information.
Displayed when the Sleep Timer has been set.
Displayed to count down time left on the commercial skip (SKIP) timer.
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
TV MAIN MENU
Audio
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
Parental Controls
GUIDE PARENTAL
Plus+ Menu
CONTROLS
Setup
Exit1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
2 V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
3 V-Chip Unrated Program Block
4 Channel Block
5 Front Panel Block
6 Lock Parental Controls
0 Exit
Parental Controls and V-Chip
The Parental Controls menu allows you to program your
TV so that children cannot see certain programs,
channels, or use the front panel controls.
The first three choices in the Parental Controls menu
involve software inside your TV (referred to as V-Chip)
which allows you to block TV programs and movies
based on violence, sex, or other content you may believe
children should not view. In other words, it lets you
program your TV so it won’t display certain programs.
Once you block programs, you or other adults can
unblock programs by entering a password.
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.
How V-Chip Works
When turned “on,” 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, TV14, etc.) and content themes [(Violence (V), Adult
Language (L), etc.)]. If you have blocked the rating and/
or content themes that the program contains, you will
receive the message, “This channel is not approved for
viewing,” when you tune to that particular channel.
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. You can
also block out programs that have been given a rating of
“Not Rated,” and programs that are considered “unrated”
because no code has been sent by the broadcaster. The
TV age-based ratings and content themes you can block
are listed in the following table.
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Age-Based
Rating
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
Description and Content Themes for Age-Based Ratings
TV-MA
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).
TV-14
Parents Strongly Cautioned. Contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for
children under 14. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are
cautioned against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended. This program contains one or
more of the following content themes: intensely suggestive dialogue (D), strong coarse language (L),
intense sexual situations (S), or intense violence (V).
TV-PG
Parental Guidance Suggested. Contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
Many parents may want to watch it with their younger children. The program contains one or more of the
following content themes: some suggestive dialogue (D), infrequent coarse language (L), some sexual
situations (S), or moderate violence (V).
TV-G
General Audience. Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages. It contains
little or no sexual dialogue (D) or situations (S), no strong language (L), and little or no violence (V).
TV-Y7
Directed to Children 7 years and older. Designed for children ages 7 and above. It may be more
appropriate for children who have acquired the developmental skills needed to distinguish between makebelieve and reality. Themes and elements in this program may include mild fantasy violence (FV) or
comedic violence, or may frighten children under the age of 7.
TV-Y
All Children. Themes and elements in this program are designed for a young audience, including children
from ages 2-6. It is not expected to frighten younger children.
TV MAIN MENU
Audio
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
Parental Controls
GUIDE
Plus+ CONTROLS
Menu
PARENTAL
Setup
1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
Exit
2 V-Chip
MovieTV
Rating
Limit LIMIT
V-CHIP
RATING
- Content - 3 V-Chip Unrated Program -Block
Rating
Status
D L S V FV
4 Channel Block
TV-MA
VIEW
V V V
5 Front^ Panel Block
Press
^/v to select
rating.
6 Lock
Parental
Controls
Press MENU to exit.
0 Exit
D L S V FV
RATING
TV-MA
TV-14
TV-PG
TV-G
TV-Y7
TV-Y
STATUS
V V V
V V V V
V V V V
View
View
View
View
View
View
V-Chip TV Rating Limit
The V-Chip TV Rating Limit lets you decide which TV
programs can and cannot be viewed.
To set TV programming limits:
1. Choose Parental Controls from the Main menu. If
Parental Controls have previously been locked, you
must enter your password. If they are not locked,
you will get a message reminding you that your
limits will not be effective until you lock Parental
Controls.
2. Press MENU to continue.
3. Highlight and select V-Chip TV Rating Limit.
4. Once you get to the V-Chip TV Rating Limit screen,
use the arrow buttons and OK on your remote to
change the status of a TV program rating or content
theme from View to Block.
The following sections give you 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 Rating Limit screen.
Rating Status Field
Lets you select whether the status of the age-based rating limit to the left is View or Block.
V-CHIP TV RATING LIMIT
Content
Themes
Lists the
content themes
you can block
or view.
- - Content - -
Rating Field
Lets you
select from a
list of agebased ratings
you can block
or view.
Rating
TV-MA
Status
VIEW
D L S V FV
V V V
^
Press ^/v to select rating.
Press MENU to exit.
D L S V FV
RATING
STATUS
V V V
TV-MA
View
V V V V
TV-14
View
V V V V
TV-PG
View
TV-G
View
V
TV-Y7
View
TV-Y
View
Content
Status Fields
Lets you
select which
content
themes to
view for the
selected
rating, and
whether the
status of the
content
theme is
currently
View (V) or
Block (B).
Rating Settings Area
Lets you see the current block/view state of age-based ratings and associated content. The View
(V) settings are coded in green, and the Block (B) settings are coded in red.
Rating
field
Rating
status field
Content
status fields
V-CHIP TV RATING LIMIT
- - Content - -
Rating
TV-PG
Status
D L S V FV
Block
B B B B
^
Press ^/v to view programs with
this rating. Press MENU to exit.
D L S V FV
RATING
STATUS
B B B
TV-MA
Block
B B B B
TV-14
Block
B
B B B
TV-PG
Block
TV-G
View
V
TV-Y7
View
TV-Y
View
Tip
When you change the status of a rating to Block, the system
will automatically block higher ratings and all corresponding
content themes.
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
other programming with 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 next page).
2. Press the left and right arrow buttons to highlight the
Rating field.
3. Press the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to
scroll through the age-based rating limits. Keep scrolling
until the rating corresponding with the lowest rating you
do not want the child to watch appears on the screen.
In the example discussed above, you would scroll
through the Rating field until TV-PG appears, since the
highest rating you want the child to watch is TV-G.
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4. Press the right arrow button to move the yellow
highlight to the Status field.
TV-MA
Mature Audience Only
5. Press the up or down arrow button to toggle
between View and Block. The status for the rating
listed to the left and all higher ratings automatically
changes to Block (and B).
TV-14
Parents Strongly Cautioned
6. Press OK on the remote to return to the menu or exit
the screen when you are finished.
TV-PG
Parental Guidance Suggested
TV-G
General Audience
TV-Y7
Directed to Children 7 years
and older
TV-Y
All Children
Rating
field
Rating
status field
Content
status fields
V-CHIP TV RATING LIMIT
- - Content - -
Rating
TV-14
Status
View
D L S V FV
V V V V
^
Press ^/v to block programs with
this rating. Press MENU to exit.
D L S V FV
RATING
STATUS
B B B
TV-MA
Block
V V V V
TV-14
View
B B B B
TV-PG
Block
TV-G
View
V
TV-Y7
View
TV-Y
View
7. Select Lock Parental Controls from the Parental
Controls menu. Enter a password, and if you have
not already set your password, you will be prompted
to enter it again to confirm.
Viewing Age-Based Ratings
After you block age-based ratings, you have the
option of changing some of the ratings back to View.
1. Determine which blocked rating you want to view.
2. Use the up and down arrow buttons to select the
rating with a status of Block.
3. Press the right arrow button to move the yellow
highlight to the rating status field.
4. Press the up button to select View.
Notes: The content status fields
corresponding to the unblocked rating become
View as well. They and the age-based rating
status are the only fields that automatically
change back to View when you complete this
process.
You must remember to lock Parental Controls
for rating limits to take effect.
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Blocking Specific Content Themes
Content Themes
D
Sexually explicit dialogue
L
Adult language
S
Sexual situations
V
Violence
FV
Fantasy Violence
TV-Y
All Children
Rating
field
Rating
Content
status fieldthemes
V-CHIP TV RATING LIMIT
- - Content - -
Rating
TV-PG
Status
View
D L S V FV
V B V V
^
Press ^/v to block programs with
this content for this rating.
D L S V FV
RATING
STATUS
B V V
TV-MA
View
V B V V
TV-14
View
V B V V
TV-PG
View
TV-G
View
V
TV-Y7
View
TV-Y
View
Content
status fields
You can block programs based on their content. (Content
is represented by the D, L, S, V, FV and TV-Y on your
screen. See the beginning of this section for details.)
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
scroll through the age-based ratings until the rating
that corresponds with the lowest content you do not
want the child to watch appears. (In the example
above, you would scroll through the ratings until the
TV-PG rating appeared.)
3. Press the right arrow button to move the highlight to
the field corresponding with the content theme you
want to block out.
4. Press the up or down arrow button to change content
status from V to B.
All higher ratings’ content theme will automatically
change to B.
5. Press OK to return to the menu or exit the screen.
Notes: Broadcasters are not required to
provide content themes or age-based ratings.
Programs received with no content themes will
only be blocked if you block their age-based
rating.
You must remember to lock Parental Controls
for rating limits to take effect.
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Rating
field
Content
themes
Rating
status field
V-CHIP TV RATING LIMIT
- - Content - -
Rating
TV-14
Status
View
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) View:
D L S V FV
V V V V
1. Determine the content themes you want to change to
(V) View.
Press ^/v to block programs with
this content for this rating.
D L S V FV
RATING
STATUS
B V V
TV-MA
View
V V V V
TV-14
View
V
B V V
TV-PG
View
TV-G
View
V
TV-Y7
View
TV-Y
View
2. Use the up and down arrow buttons to scroll through
the age-based ratings until the rating whose content
theme you want to change to View appears.
3. Press the right arrow button to move the yellow
highlight to a particular content theme status, such as
the B under language (L) corresponding with TV-14.
^
Content
status fields
PARENTAL CONTROLS
1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
2 V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
3 V-ChipV-CHIP
Unrated MOVIE
Program RATING
Block
LIMIT
4 Channel Block
Rating
Status
5 Front PanelPG-13
Block
Block
^
6 Lock Parental
Press ^/vControls
to view programs with
0 Exit this rating. Press MENU to exit.
RATING
NR
X
NC-17
R
PG-13
PG
G
STATUS
Block
Block
Block
Block
Block
View
View
4. Press the up or down arrow 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 rating limits by blocking movies rated
above a specified level. How to block movie ratings and
view movie ratings is explained in the next two sections.
To access the V-CHIP MOVIE RATING LIMIT menu:
1. Press MENU on the remote control (the TV MAIN
MENU appears).
2. Select Parental Controls (press 6).
3. Select V-Chip Movie Rating Limit (press 2).
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Rating
status field
Rating field
V-CHIP MOVIE RATING LIMIT
Rating
PG-13
Status
Block
^
Press ^/v to view programs with
this rating. Press MENU to exit.
RATING
NR
X
NC-17
R
PG-13
PG
G
STATUS
Block
Block
Block
Block
Block
View
View
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 field and press the up and down
arrow buttons to find 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 right arrow button to highlight the rating
Status field. Press the up and down arrow buttons to
change the button from View to Block. All higher
ratings automatically change to Block.
3. Press OK to return to the menu or exit the screen.
4. If Parental Controls are not locked, you must lock
them 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 View separately to view NR
movies.
Rating field
Rating
status field
V-CHIP MOVIE RATING LIMIT
Rating
NC-17
Status
View
^
Press ^/v to block programs with
this rating. Press MENU to exit.
RATING
NR
X
NC-17
R
PG-13
PG
G
STATUS
Block
Block
View
Block
Block
View
View
Viewing Movie Ratings
After you block movie ratings, you have the option of
changing some of the rating status buttons back to View:
1. Highlight the Rating field and press the up and down
arrow buttons to find the rating you want to view.
2. Press the right arrow button to highlight the rating Status
field. Press the up and down arrows to change the button
from Block to View.
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. Press OK to exit the screen, and be sure parental
controls are locked.
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V-Chip Unrated Program Block
PARENTAL CONTROLS
1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
2 V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
3 V-Chip Unrated Program Block
4 ChannelV-CHIP
Block UNRATED PROGRAM BLOCK
5 Front Panel Block
6 Lock Parental Controls
0 Exit 1 View
2 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.
View All unrated programs are available.
Block All unrated programs are not available.
Note: You must remember to lock Parental
Controls for rating limits to take effect.
Channel Block
PARENTAL CONTROLS
1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
2 V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
3 V-Chip Unrated Program Block
4 Channel Block
5 Front Panel
Block
CHANNEL
BLOCK
6 Lock Parental
Channel Controls
#
Status
0 Exit
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HEADLN
Block
^
Press ^ or v, keypad, or CH ^/v
to set channel, MENU to exit.
PARENTAL CONTROLS
1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
2 V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
3 V-Chip Unrated Program Block
4 Channel Block
5 Front Panel Block
6 Lock ParentalFR
Controls
ONT PANEL BLOCK
0 Exit
1 Unblock
2 Block
Selecting this option lets you decide what channels can
be viewed.
View Makes the selected channel viewable.
Block The front panel and remote control CH
(channel) buttons will tune only to channels that you
have marked as View. The remote will still tune to the
blocked channel if you use the digits to access the
channel, but the channel will be blocked.
Don’t forget to lock parental controls after you change the
status of Channel Block. If you do not, the channel block
will not take effect.
Note: If you have a digital cable box channels
126-999 can be blocked but will not be removable
from your scan list.
Front Panel Block
Selecting this option lets you block (disable) or unblock
(enable) the TV’s front panel. 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.
(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 parental controls after you change
the status. If you do not, the front panel block will not
take effect.
PARENTAL CONTROLS
1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
2 V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
3 V-Chip Unrated Program Block
4 Channel Block
5 Front Panel Block
6 Lock Parental Controls
0 Exit
Lock/Unlock Parental Controls
Selecting this option lets you lock and unlock parental
controls settings using a password.
If you do not lock parental controls, none of the
settings for V-Chip, Channel Block, or Front Panel
Block will take effect.
If you forget your password, simultaneously press and
hold VOL- on the television and VOL- on the remote for 3
seconds. Nothing appears on the screen, Parental Controls
simply unlock and you can re-enter a password via Lock
Parental Controls.
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Chapter 3
Using the TV’s
Menu System
Chapter Overview:
•
How to Use Your TV’s Menu System
•
Audio Menu
•
Picture Quality Menu
•
Screen Menu
•
Using Closed Captioning
•
Channel Menu
•
Time Menu
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How to Use Your TV’s Menu System
You use the buttons on the remote or the front of your TV to access the menu system and make changes to the
settings.
The following pages explain how to use the different types of menus to adjust the features of your TV.
TV MAIN MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
Audio
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
Parental Controls
GUIDE Plus+ Menu
Setup
Exit
Menus
The first menu is called the Main menu. Press MENU on
the remote or on the front panel to bring up the Main
menu. Note that holding MENU for 2 seconds displays
the GUIDE Plus+ system.
Menus take you to another menu or a control panel. There
are two ways to select a choice in a menu:
• Use your arrow buttons on your remote control to
highlight your choice, and press OK.
• Press a number button on the remote. For example,
in the Main menu press 3 to go straight to the Screen
menu.
Exiting a menu
Tip
Feel free to explore the menu system. If you’re ever unsure
where you are in the menu system, or you’re just plain tired of
exploring, press CLEAR to remove the menus from the screen
and start over again.
Audio
Picture Quality
AUDIO
Screen
Channel 1 Tone Controls
Time
2 Audio Processor
Parental0Controls
Exit
GUIDE Plus+ Menu
Setup
Exit
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•
Highlight Exit and press OK.
Press 0 on the remote.
•
Press CLEAR. The on-screen displays are cleared from
the screen and you return to TV viewing.
Audio Menu
TV MAIN MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
There are three ways to exit a menu:
Tone Controls Displays the slider controls for adjusting
the TV’s treble, bass and balance.
Audio Processor Displays a choice list of available
audio modes, which control the way the sound comes
through your speakers.
Mono Plays the sound in mono only. Use this
setting when receiving broadcasts with weak stereo
signals.
Stereo Most TV programs and recorded materials
have stereo audio. The word STEREO appears on the
TV when you tune to a program that is broadcast in
stereo.
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Second Audio Program (SAP) Plays the
program’s audio in a second language, if one is
available. The word SAP appears on the TV when
you tune to a program that is broadcast with SAP
information. SAP audio is broadcast in mono. SAP is
also used to broadcast a program’s audio with
descriptions of the video for the visually impaired.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
TV MAIN MENU
Audio
Picture Quality
Screen PICTURE QUALITY
Channel
Time 1 Basic Picture Controls
2 Picture
Presets
Parental
Control
Warmth
GUIDE3 Color
Plus+
Menu
Setup0 Exit
Exit
Picture Quality Menu
Basic Picture Controls Displays the five slider controls
for adjusting the way the picture looks.
Contrast Adjusts the difference 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.
When exiting this menu, the Save Personal Picture Preset
choice list will appear. You can choose either Yes or No.
If you save the settings as a Personal Picture Preset, the
TV will store the settings so you can re-select them
quickly if someone changes the settings.
Picture Presets Displays a choice list that lets you
select one of four preset picture settings: Bright Lighting,
Normal Lighting, Soft Lighting or Personal Picture Preset.
Choose the setting that is best for your viewing
environment.
Color Warmth Displays a choice list that lets you set
one of three automatic color adjustments: Cool for a more
blue palette of picture colors; Normal; and Warm for a
more red palette of picture colors. The warm setting
corresponds to the NTSC standard of 6500 K.
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Screen Menu
TV MAIN MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
Audio
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
SCREEN
Time
Parental1Control
Closed-Caption Display
GUIDE Plus+
Menu
2 Closed-Caption
Mode
Setup 3 Menu Language
Exit
0 Exit
Closed-Caption Display Displays a choice list that lets
you choose the way closed captioning information is
shown on the screen.
Off always No captioning information is displayed.
On always Captioning information is shown
always, when available.
On when sound is muted Captioning information
is shown, when available, whenever the TV’s sound is
muted. (To mute the sound, press the MUTE button.)
The captioning information is not displayed when the
sound is not muted.
Closed-Caption Mode Displays a choice list that lets
you choose which captioning mode is used for displaying
captioning information.
Menu Language Displays a choice list that lets you
select your preferred language for the menus: English,
Spanish or French.
CLOSED-CAPTION MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
CC1
CC2
CC3
CC4
Text
Text
Text
Text
Using Closed Captioning
Many programs are encoded with closed-captioning
information, which lets you display the audio portion of a
program as text on the TV screen.
Closed captioning is not available on all channels at all
times. Only specific programs encoded with closedcaptioning information are applicable. When a program is
closed captioned, the CC icon is displayed in the channel
banner. See Chapter 2 for more information about the
channel banner.
1
2
3
4
Closed-Caption Modes
The TV offers eight closed-captioned modes, including
four text modes.
To set the Closed-Caption Mode:
Tip
If you don’t know which Closed-Caption mode to use, select
CC1. CC1 is probably the mode that is used in your area. CC2,
CC3, and CC4 are reserved for foreign languages, but are rarely
used at this time.
1.
2.
Select Screen from the Main menu.
Highlight Closed-Caption Mode and press OK (the
Closed-Caption Mode appears).
3. Highlight your choice and press OK (the Screen
menu appears again).
Note: The Text modes cover nearly half of the
picture on the screen to display the closedcaptioned text. Most broadcasters use the CC
mode, which displays a few lines of captions at
a time.
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Turning off Closed-Caption
1. Select Screen from the Main menu.
2. Press OK to select Closed-Caption Display.
3. Highlight Off Always and press OK. The closed
captioning is turned off and you go back to the
Screen menu.
Channel Menu
TV MAIN MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
Audio
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
CHANNEL
Parental Controls
GUIDE Plus+
Menu Type
1 Signal
Setup 2 Auto Channel Search
Exit
3 List and Labels
4 Auto Tuning
0 Exit
Tip
To enter a number greater than 99, press and hold “1” to enter
the hundreds digit, then press the two remaining numbers.
Signal Type Displays a choice list that lets you select the
current antenna type. This option does not appear when
the GUIDE Plus+ system is set up.
UHF/VHF Antenna Choose this if you are currently
using an off-air antenna for TV signals.
Cable TV Choose this if you are currently using
cable or a cable box for TV signals.
Auto Channel Search Tells the TV to search automatically
for all the channels available through the antenna input.
When the TV finds an active channel, it places it in the
Normal channel list; inactive channels (weak stations or
channels with no signal at all) will be removed from the
channel list. If you are using a cable box and have set up the
GUIDE Plus+ system, this option does not appear.
List and Labels Displays a control panel that lets you
edit your Normal channel list and choose a six-character
label for each channel. Follow the on-screen directions to
enter your channels and other information.
Channel # Use the up and down arrows to
scroll up and down through the channels
available via your antenna. You can enter the
channel number directly using the number
buttons.
Normal List Only the channels included in the
Normal list are available when you scan up and
down using channel up and down. Use the up and
down arrow buttons to indicate whether the channel
number indicated is included (Yes) or is not included
(No) in the Normal channel list.
Channel Label Use the up and down arrow buttons
to enter a six-character label for each channel. Hold
the button down to scroll quickly through the
characters. The TV can store up to 27 labels in
memory.
Auto Tuning Displays a choice list that lets you set up
the TV to automatically tune to the correct input channel
when you press a component button (VCR1, VCR2, or
SAT•CABLE) if you are using a universal remote. Go to
Chapter 4 for information on ordering a universal remote.
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
TV MAIN MENU
Audio
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
Parental Controls
TIME
GUIDE Plus+ Menu
Setup1 Sleep Timer
Exit 2 Schedule
3 Set Time
0 Exit
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Time Menu
Sleep Timer Displays a control panel that lets you
select the amount of time you want to give the TV before
it shuts itself off.
Schedule Displays a control panel that lets you set up a
schedule for turning the TV on and off automatically.
Reminder: you must turn the schedule On. The on-screen
directions guide you through the steps needed to set the
schedule.
Set Time Displays a control panel that lets you enter the
current time. The on-screen directions guide you through
the steps needed to set the time. If your GUIDE Plus+
system is set up, it will automatically update your time
and this option will not appear.
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Chapter 4
Other Information
Chapter Overview:
•
Troubleshooting
•
The Front of Your TV
•
Care and Cleaning
•
Limited Warranty
•
Accessory Order Form
•
Index
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Other Information
Troubleshooting
Most problems you encounter with your TV you can correct by consulting the Troubleshooting list that follows.
TV Problems
TV won’t turn on
•
•
•
•
•
Press the POWER button.
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 48.
The front panel buttons may be locked (disabled). Use the remote control to unlock the front panel controls by
selecting the Front Panel Block in the Parental Controls menu and choosing Unblock.
Buttons don’t work
•
•
The front panel buttons may be locked (disabled). Use the remote control to unlock the front panel controls by
selecting the Front Panel Block in the Parental Controls menu and choosing Unblock.
Unplug the TV for two minutes and then plug it back in. Turn the TV on and try again.
TV turns off while playing
•
•
Scheduled Off function may have been activated. Go to page 44 for instructions.
Electronic protection circuit may have been activated because of a power surge. Wait 30 seconds and then turn the
TV on again. If this happens frequently, the voltage in your house may be abnormally high or low.
TV turns on unexpectedly
•
Scheduled On or Watch from the GUIDE Plus+ system may have been activated. Go to page 44 or 26 for
instructions.
Blank screen
•
•
Make sure the component connected to the TV is turned on.
Try another channel.
No sound, picture okay
•
Maybe sound is muted. Press the volume up button to restore sound.
Can’t select certain channel
•
•
Channel may be blocked or not approved in the Parental Controls menu.
If using a VCR, 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
•
The station might be weak. Check the Audio Processor in the Audio menu for sound setup. Go to page 40 for
instructions.
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Other Information
Troubleshooting
No picture, no sound but TV is on
•
•
•
Maybe the cable/air setting is set to the wrong position. Select GUIDE Plus+ Menu from the Main menu, select
the Setup option, and provide the correct information on the following screens. Go to pages 15-16 for detailed
instructions.
The channel might be empty — change channels.
If you’re watching your VCR and it’s connected with coaxial cable to the 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 41 for more instructions.
Black box appears on the screen
•
Closed-captioning might be on. Check the Closed-Caption Display control panel in the Screen menu. Go to page 42
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 POWER button on the remote to
turn on the TV. You can turn off this feature by pressing GUIDE on your remote control and then press MENU to
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 switch to channel 9 for VCR and/or channel 02 cable box
•
•
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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.
Program information doesn’t download
•
•
•
Review your setup information and make sure it’s correct. Press MENU on the remote and select GUIDE Plus+ Setup.
Go to page 15 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.
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Scheduled Watch or Record doesn’t occur
•
•
•
•
•
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Check Schedule for timer conflicts. Go to page 26 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.
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 17 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
pages 15-16 for detailed instructions.
The Remote Control Doesn’t Work
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•
•
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 TV.
Maybe batteries in remote are weak, dead or installed incorrectly. Put new batteries in the remote.
Problems with V-Chip/Parental Controls
The rating limits don’t work
•
You must lock the settings. Go to the TV MAIN MENU (press MENU on your remote), select Parental Controls (press
6 on your remote), select Lock Parental Controls (press 6 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 VOL- on the television and VOL- on the remote for 3
seconds. Nothing appears on the screen, Parental Controls simply unlock and you can re-enter a password via Lock
Parental Controls.
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 NR to View
separately in order to view movies with an NR rating.
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The Front of Your TV
Front Panel
If you cannot locate your remote you can use the
front panel of your TV to operate many of the TV’s
features.
MENU Brings up the Main menu. When in the menu
system, it selects highlighted items. Also returns you
to the previous menu. Press and hold MENU for two
seconds to access the GUIDE Plus+ system.
CH v Scans down through the current channel list.
When you’re using the TV’s menu system, it acts like
the arrow down button on the remote control.
CH ^ Scans up through the channel list. When you’re
using the TV’s menu system, it acts like the arrow up
button on the remote control.
VOL – Decreases the volume. When you’re using the
TV’s menu system, it acts like the left arrow button on the
remote control.
VOL + Increases the volume. When you’re using the
TV’s menu system, it acts like the right arrow button on
the remote control.
POWER Turns the TV on and off.
VIDEO
L/MONO
R
Front Panel Jacks
You can access the component you connected by
pressing the INPUT button on your remote until FRNT
appears on the screen.
VIDEO (in) Allows you to connect a component such as
a VCR, camcorder or Internet access device.
L/MONO (left audio) and R (right audio) Receives
audio signals from another component such as a VCR,
camcorder or Internet access device.
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.
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.
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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 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 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 tube 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, 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.
•
•
•
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.
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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 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 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 product 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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Glossary
Antenna A device used to send or receive electromagnetic waves through the air. In television, an antenna can be
alternative to cable service but does not receive cable channels such as CNN.
Audio Input Used to connect line-level stereo coming from a VCR, laserdisc player and other components. Audio
inputs are also vital parts of audio/video receivers, sound processors, and audio components in general.
Auto Channel Search A TV’s ability to automatically tune or program stations that are used by broadcasters and skip
those left unused.
Black Level The level of black in the picture, sometimes referred to brightness. The black level control is adjusted to
compensate for ambient room light.
Channel Block Allows users to affix security codes to certain channels; typically used by parents to prevent children
from viewing “adult” channels. Channels are blocked and unblocked using the TV’s set’s wireless remote control.
Closed Captioning Dialogue or other text appearing on a TV screen. This feature for the hearing-impaired is now
legally mandated on all TV sets 13 inches or larger.
Coaxial Cable Round antenna wire consisting of a central inner conductor and a cylindrical outer conductor. Used for
most video connections, especially by cable companies. Carries both picture and sound for all available channels.
Contrast The range in brightness between the darkest and brightest areas in a picture.
FCC Federal Communications Commission
G-Link Cable Connects from your TV to your VCR and/or cable box in order for all of the features of the program
guide to work properly.
GUIDE Plus+ System Pressing the GUIDE button will bring up an on-screen interactive list of programs and
information that is built into your TV.
On-Screen Display
area.
Method of showing TV control status (Channel, Time, Parental Controls, etc.) within the picture
Parental Controls Allows you to program the TV so that children cannot see certain programs, channels or use the
front panel controls.
Video Input Used to connect the incoming picture portion from an audio/video source. Provides higher picture quality
than RF connection because video and audio are separated.
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VH81 (3-ft)
VH82 (6-ft)
VH89 (6-ft)
Gold-Tipped
cable
VH83 (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.
Accessory Order Form
Part No. Price Qty
Description
Push-on Cable
attaches to the round
antenna connectors
(called 75-ohm F-type)
on the back of your
VCR or TV. Ends push
on for a quick
connection.
Monaural VCR
Dubbing Cable
Double cable that lets
you connect the video
and audio jacks of two
VHS VCRs to duplicate
tapes. Can also be
used to connect a VCR
to your TV. Cable is
color-coded and
shielded. Has RCAtype phono plugs on
each end.
Screw-on antenna cable (3-ft)
VH81
$3.95
Screw-on antenna cable (6-ft)
VH82
$4.95
Push-on antenna cable (6-ft)
VH89
$5.95
Monaural VCR Dubbing Cable (6-ft)
VH83
$5.95
Stereo VCR Dubbing Cable (6-ft)
VH84
$9.95
2-way Signal Splitter
VH47
$3.95
Amplified Antenna
ANT200 $49.95
Antenna Mixer (not shown)
193984
Remote Control (CRK17TA1)
242778 $19.35
Audio•Video Adapter (not shown)
228449
$4.45
Optional Remote Control (CRK76TE1) 242524
$30.35
Stereo VCR
Dubbing Cable
Triple cable that lets
you connect the VIDEO
and AUDIO jacks of
stereo components.
Prices are subject to change
without notice.
Total Merchandise .........................
$
Sales Tax .........................................
$
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.
Gold-Tipped cable
VH84 (6-ft)
Shipping and Handling ................
$
2-way Signal Splitter
Total Amount Enclosed ................
$
Helps you connect a
second TV or VCR.
Use VISA, MasterCard, or Discover
Card preferably.
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Splitter VH47
5.00
Money order or check must be in
U.S. currency only.
No COD or CASH.
All accessories are subject to availability.
Where applicable, we will ship a
superseding model.
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Amplified Antenna
Charge your order on your VISA,
MasterCard, or Discover Card by
filling in below
Allows you to quickly
switch from the antenna
signal to the cable or
satellite signal without
disconnecting the
antenna.
USE YOUR CREDIT CARD
®
IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number
from your VISA card
ANT200
Remote Control
My card expires:
POWER
GO
BACK
VOL
MUTE
GUIDE
IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number
from your MasterCard
s r
r
CHAN
INFO
OK
TM
MENU
CLEAR
3
2
1
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT
This is the remote control
that came packed with
your TV. Replacements or
spares can be ordered as
needed.
SKIP
0
Copy Number
above your
name on
MasterCard
My card
expires:
CRK17TA1
ON OFF
VCR1
DVD
IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number
from your Discover Card
VCR2
MUTE
TV
AUX SAT CABLE
SKIP
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH -
SOUND
GO BACK
INFO
GUIDE
OK
MENU
CLEAR
3
2
1
4
5
6
8
7
9
WHO INPUT
Optional Remote
Control
This is a universal remote
control you can use to
operate other features
within your TV.
ANTENNA
0
My card expires:
FORWARD
REC•VCR+
STOP
PAUSE
To Order
A complete and correct
order will save you days
of waiting.
To place your order by phone, have your Visa,
MasterCard or Discover Card ready and call the
toll-free number listed below.
Use this number only to place an order for
accessory items listed on this order form.
Name:
Street:
1-800-338-0376
To place your order by mail, detach and mail the
completed order form with credit card
information, money order or check in US currency
(made payable to Thomson multimedia Inc.) to
the following address:
Apt:
City:
State:
PLAY
CRK76TE1
AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE
(Credit card order will not be processed without signature)
Print or type your name and
address clearly.
REVERSE
Zip:
Video Accessories
PO Box 8419
Ronks, PA 17573
Detach Here
Please make sure that both sides of this form
have been filled out completely.
• Allow 4 weeks for delivery.
• All accessories are subject to availability.
• Prices are subject to change.
✂
Daytime phone number:
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Index
A
G
R
Accessories 53
Advanced connections 11
Age-Based Ratings 32
ANTENNA jack 8, 9, 11
Arrow buttons 20
Audio
Menu 40
Processor 40
AUDIO jacks 8, 11
Audio/Video cable 7
Auto
Channel Search 14, 43
Tuning 43
G-LINK
cable 7
connecting 12
GO BACK button 20
Grid Guide menu 23
GUIDE button 20
GUIDE Plus+ System 22
Channel Lineup 22
Downloading
Information 22
setup 14
R and L/MONO jacks 8, 11
Rating Limits
movies 36
TV 32
Remote
batteries 13
sensor 12
Remote control buttons 20
B
INFO button 20
INPUT button 20
Interactive setup 14
I
Basic
connections 8
Picture Controls 41
Batteries for the remote 13
Black Level 41
Block
Age-Based Ratings 33
Front Panel 38
Movie Ratings 37
Specific Content
Themes 35
V-Chip Unrated
Program 38
Buttons, remote control 20
L
Labels 43
Language 42
Languages, selecting 14
Locating remote sensor 12
Lock, Parental Controls 38
M
Memory 43
Menu
Audio 40
Channel 43
Channels 28
Grid Guide 23
Language 42
Messages 27
News 26
Picture Quality 41
Schedule 26
Screen 42
Setup 28
Sort 25
Time 44
MENU button 20
Menus
GUIDE Plus+ System setup 14
Messages menu 27
Mono 40
MUTE button 20
C
Cables
Audio/Video 7
coaxial 7
G-LINK 7
CC (Closed Captioning) 42
CH+ button 20
CH- button 20
Channel
Banner 30
Block 38
Labels 43
Lineup 22
Menu 43
Search 14
Channels menu 28
CLEAR button 20
Closed Caption
Display 42
Mode 42
Coaxial cable 7
Color Warmth 41
Connections
TV + VCR 8
TV + VCR + Satellite Receiver 11
TV Only 9
Content Themes 32
Contrast 41
N
News menu 26
Normal List 43
Number buttons 20
O
OK button 20
P
S
SAP 41
Satellite Receiver
connecting 11
Schedule
menu 26
time 44
Screen Menu 42
Second Audio
Program (SAP) 41
Set Time 44
Setup
GUIDE Plus+ System menus 14
menu 28
Sharpness 41
Signal Type
Cable TV 43
UHF/VHF Antenna 43
SKIP button 20
Sleep Timer 30, 44
Sort menu 25
Stereo 40
T
Time Menu 44
Tint 41
Tone Controls 40
Troubleshooting 46
U
UHF/VHF Antenna 43
Unlock, Parental Controls 38
V
V-Chip 31
Age-Based Ratings 31
Blocking Movies 36
Content Themes 31
VCR
connecting 8
VIDEO jack 8, 11
VOL+ button 20
VOL- button 20
W
Warranty 50
Parental Controls
Locking, Unlocking 38
menu 31
Picture
Presets 41
Quality Menu 41
POWER button 20
F
Finding the sensor 12
Front panel
Block 38
buttons 49
jacks 49
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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
©2001 Thomson multimedia Inc.
Trademark(s)® Registered
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