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High-Definition Television
User's Guide
Important Information
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not expose
this product to rain or moisture.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do
not remove cover (or back). No user serviceable
parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service
personnel.
This symbol indicates
"dangerous voltage" inside
the product that presents a
risk of electric shock or
personal injury.
This symbol indicates
important instructions
accompanying the product.
Refer to the identification/rating label located on the back panel of your
product for its proper operating voltage.
FCC Regulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to this
equipment may void the user’s authority to operate it.
Caution: Using video games or any external accessory with fixed
images for extended periods of time can cause them to be
permanently imprinted on the picture tube (or projection TV picture
tubes). ALSO, some network/program logos, phone numbers, black
borders (sides, top, bottom) etc. may cause similar damage. This
damage is not covered by your warranty.
Cable TV Installer: This reminder is provided to call your attention to Article
820-40 of the National Electrical Code (Section 54 of the Canadian Electrical
Code, Part 1) which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding
system of the building as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
Product Registration
Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. For U.S. customers: Your
RCA Scenium Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at www.rcascenium.com/productregistration.
Returning the card allows us to contact you if needed.
Product Information
Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and record
the serial and model numbers in case you need them. These numbers are located on the product.
Model No. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Serial No ._______________________________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date: __________________________________________________________________________________________
Dealer/Address/Phone: ___________________________________________________________________________________
VCR Plus+, C3, PlusCode, G-LINK, and GUIDE Plus+ are trademarks of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. and/or its
related affiliates. The GUIDE Plus+ and VCR Plus+ systems are protected by one or more issued United States patents
such as 6,331,877; 6,239,794; 6,154,203; 5,940,073; 4,908,713; 4,751,578; 4,706,121; 6,466,734; 6,430,359; 6,091,882;
6,049,652; 5,335,079; 5,307,173.
THOMSON INC. AND GEMSTAR-TV GUIDE INTERNATIONAL AND/OR ITS RELATED AFFILIATES ARE NOT IN
ANY WAY LIABLE FOR THE ACCURACY OF THE PROGRAM SCHEDULE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE
GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM. IN NO EVENT SHALL THOMSON INC. OR GEMSTAR-TV GUIDE INTERNATIONAL AND/
OR ITS RELATED AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNTS REPRESENTING LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF
BUSINESS, OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROVISION
OR USE OF ANY INFORMATION EQUIPMENT, OR SERVICES RELATING TO THE GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM.
VCR required for recording.
Introduction
Thank you for choosing RCA Scenium
Congratulations on your purchase of an RCA Scenium High Definition television—a true viewing
experience. Your purchase decision represents an investment in a new generation of technology.
Even though this is a technologically advanced HDTV, it is the most user-friendly of its kind—with
comprehensive on-screen instructions that guide you through the TV’s features.
High Definition: What Makes it a True Viewing Experience?
High Definition refers to a new way of sending programming information over the airwaves and
into your TV. There are many technological advancements working behind the scenes that make
HDTV so special but there are basically three things you’ll notice that make HDTV a true viewing
experience: (1) resolution, (2) aspect ratio, and (3) digital signal and sound.
Resolution
The crisp, lifelike picture people rave about when experiencing true HDTV is due to the resolution
this technology provides. A regular television (called standard definition or analog) displays about
200,000 pixels. A pixel (which stands for picture element) is a small dot. The picture you see on
your TV is composed of these dots. HDTV displays 1 million to 2 million pixels (up to 10 times the
resolution of the picture on a regular TV).
Aspect Ratio
Aspect ratio is the width and height of the picture. Regular TVs use a 4 x 3 (also
written 4:3) aspect ratio, which means the picture is a little wider than it is tall (a
screen that is 20 inches wide is about 15 inches tall).
When the standards were being developed for television broadcasting in 1941
by the NTSC (the National Television Standards Committee), it made sense to
adopt the 4 x 3 aspect ratio the film industry was using at that time.
As TVs dropped in price and people prospered in the 1950s, the movie industry had to find a way to
get people out of their living rooms and back to the movie theatres. That’s when they created the
16 x 9 (16:9 or widescreen format) aspect ratio. When the standards for HDTV were being developed
by the ATSC (Advanced Television Standards Committee), the 16 x 9 aspect ratio was chosen as the
format for HDTV.
This widescreen format makes sense because it’s much closer to the way we see. Our field of vision
is actually much wider than tall because of our peripheral vision. Not only is it closer to the way we
see, but the pictures are crisper and cleaner with more detail in the close-up and panoramic views.
Signals for Analog and Digital Formats*
Format
Analog (NTSC)
HD Digital (ATSC)
Total Scan Lines
525
Effective Scan Lines
480
1080
Aspect Ratio
4:3
16:9
Max Resolution
Sound
720 x 480
2-Channel Stereo
1125
1920 x 1080
5.1 Channel Surround
*This TV is not necessarily capable of these levels.
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Introduction
Digital Signal and Sound
Digital signals can be compressed, enabling a much more robust signal with no variation in
quality. Digital signals, in contrast to analog signals that are used with regular TVs, can be
reproduced precisely. Another requirement of HDTV is the ability to reproduce 5.1 Dolby Digital
sound. Connect a home theatre system to your HDTV and you’ll never “go out” to a movie or
sporting event again--watching at home will be as good as the real thing!
Key Features Overview
Your RCA Scenium HDTV is equipped with many features that will enhance your viewing
experience. The following section highlights some of your TV’s most unique features. For details
about many of the TV’s features, go to Chapter 3.
Integrated HDTV Tuner with QAM
RCA was the first to offer an integrated tuner with its HDTVs (no need for another box to receive
digital programming). Now, we’ve gone one better— your HDTV’s tuner is ready for digital cable
(no need for a cable box to view unscrambled digital cable programming). The tuner is able to
decode all 16 formats of digital television broadcasts and it can interpret digital cable signals
because it includes QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation).
Note: A cable box may be necessary to view scrambled channels. Contact your cable
provider for more information.
TruScan Digital Reality
Picture performance starts with signal processing. TruScan Digital Reality intelligent signal
processing recognizes incoming video signals and progressively converts them to achieve optimum
digital picture performance. It also recognizes when original film sources have been modified and
automatically converts the analog frame rate back to its original format to bring out the detail--a
process commonly referred to as reverse 3:2 pulldown.
AVR Picture Projection System
The Accurate Visual Reality high definition picture projection system offers a brighter picture than
conventional CRTs (cathode ray tubes). These tubes creates brilliant, lifelike fidelity. The AVR 4
lens system is designed to complement the CRTs providing accurate colors and razor sharp focus
everywhere on the screen.
User-friendly Features Help You Personalize Your TV
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You can customize your TV to fit your viewing taste and match the lighting
where you watch TV by using Personal Presets and or the automatic picture
quality settings: Vibrant, Natural, Cinematic. You can adjust each Input Jack to
a different setting and the TV will automatically adjust the picture accordingly.
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Help Text: The elaborate, on-screen help text describes your TV’s features and
explains how to use them.
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GUIDE Plus+™ System: The on-screen programming guide helps you navigate
through hundreds of channels so you can quickly see what’s on and tune
directly to a specific show from the guide! You can use the sort feature to
search listings. You can even set up reminders to watch a certain show via the
GUIDE Plus+ system’s Watch menu.
Introduction
FireWire® with Two-Way DTVLink®
Control your 1394 components via your HDTV! Just link them together via the 2-way DTVLink jacks and you can network
your high-speed compatible 1394 digital components. The two-way jacks allow the audio and video signals to flow into and
out from 1394 components, such as the DVR10 (see below).
Compatible with the Optional DVR10 Hard Disk Drive — Pause Live Digital TV and Record
Digital Programs
RCA offers an Audio Video Hard Disk Drive (model DVR10) with IEEE 1394, available at your local RCA dealer or
www.rca.com. The DVR10 Audio Video Hard Disk Drive (ADVHDD) component lets you pause live TV, record shows, and
play them back (it records digital, broadcasts only--ATSC and QAM signals). For purchasing details, go to your local
consumer electronics retailer or www.rca.com
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 GUIDE Plus+ Menu
2 Picture Quality
3 Audio
4 Time
5 Parental Controls
6 Connections
7 Preferences
8 Assisted Setup
9 Web Browser
This television has a built-in web browser for linking to the
Internet. To fully operate the web browser, you will need
the right keyboard, a connection to the Internet via the
Ethernet jack, and an Internet service provider.
Some remote keys will allow limited pointing (arrow keys),
selection (OK key), and BACK and FORWARD web page
navigation (REVERSE and FORWARD keys). To quit the
browser from the remote, press CLEAR. To open the
web browser now, press OK.
NetConnect
With an Ethernet connection and a web browser built into your TV, you can
access the Internet from your TV*. To use the web browser, you’ll need a highspeed connection, such as a DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) unit or cable modem
and a subscription to an ISP (Internet Service Provider). DSL, cable modem, and
ISP subscription sold separately.
Press OK orto launch the web browser and connect to the
Internet.
*The browser has limitations and might not be able to interpret all files, such as
streaming audio and video.
Audio System
Enjoy the great sound system in your HDTV with 60 watts total power. Your HDTV has front speakers with two 1” tweeters
and two 5” midrange drivers and a 10 liter, 30-watt subwoofer to create incredible sound. A 7-band on-screen graphic
equalizer allows customization of the sound quality. TruSurround XT™ solves the problem of playing 6.1 multichannel
content over two speakers. It delivers a compelling, virtual surround sound experience through any internal television
speakers.
Record Output Jacks
Because the VCRs in most households are analog and can’t receive or record digital signals, recording HDTV broadcasts
wasn’t possible without purchasing additional equipment. That’s why RCA added Recording Output Jacks to this HDTV —
the RECORD OUTPUT VIDEO OUT and AUDIO OUT L/R jacks enable you to record both analog and digital programs. RCA
understands how you watch TV and what is necessary to make the transition to HDTV seamless.
CinemaScreen™
Check out the black, borderless frame around your HDTV’s screen. This is not just a design feature— the CinemaScreen
actually improves contrast by providing a brighter, sharper picture. Feel like you’re part of the picture with CinemaScreen.
TruSurround XT, SRS and the (O) symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
DTVLink® Certification Logo is a U.S. registered mark of CEA.
FireWire® is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Key Features Overview ................................................................................................................... 1
Chapter 1: Connections & Setup
Things to Consider Before You Connect ........................................................................................ 8
Choose Your Connection ................................................................................................................. 9
How to Connect: TV + VCR + DVD Player ............................................................................. 10
How to Connect: TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR .................................................................... 11
How to Connect: TV + Receiver with Dolby Digital + Speakers ........................................... 12
How to Connect: TV + A/V/Receiver + Speakers + Use TV as Center Channel .................... 12
How to Connect: TV + Speakers Without A/V Receiver ....................................................... 14
How to Connect: TV + Router via the HDTV’s ETHERNET Jack ............................................ 15
How to Connect: TV + DTVLink® and/or 1394 Components ............................................... 16
How to Connect: TV + Set-top Box Using DVI-HDTV (Digital Visual Interface) .................. 17
Explanation of Input Jacks and Cables ........................................................................................ 18
Back of the TV ................................................................................................................................ 20
Why You Should Connect the G-LINK™ Cable ............................................................................ 23
How to Find the Remote Sensor ............................................................................................ 23
Placing the G-LINK Wands ..................................................................................................... 23
The Front of Your TV ..................................................................................................................... 24
Button Lighting (available on some models) ........................................................................ 24
Front Input Jacks ..................................................................................................................... 24
Front Panel .............................................................................................................................. 24
Plug in the TV ................................................................................................................................. 25
Put batteries in the remote ........................................................................................................... 25
Turn on the TV ............................................................................................................................... 25
Use the Remote Control to Complete the Assisted Setup .......................................................... 25
Complete the Assisted Setup ........................................................................................................ 26
Set the Menu Language ......................................................................................................... 26
Complete Channel Search ...................................................................................................... 26
The GUIDE Plus+™ System Setup .......................................................................................... 26
What to Expect .............................................................................................................................. 30
Next Steps ...................................................................................................................................... 30
Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control
The Buttons on the Remote Control ............................................................................................
Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components ........................................................
How to Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It ...............................................................
The Learning Feature ....................................................................................................................
Volume Punchthrough Feature .....................................................................................................
Using the Input Button .................................................................................................................
Remote Code List ...........................................................................................................................
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Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Features
About the Channel Banner ...........................................................................................................
Digital or Analog TV Channels .....................................................................................................
About the GUIDE Plus+ System ....................................................................................................
Parental Controls ...........................................................................................................................
How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada ...............................................................................
Auto Tuning Feature ......................................................................................................................
PIP (Picture-in-Picture) Operation .................................................................................................
Using the Web Browser ................................................................................................................
1394 Recording ..............................................................................................................................
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Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System
Menus, On-screen Help, and Control Panels ...............................................................................
Picture Quality Menu ....................................................................................................................
Picture Settings .......................................................................................................................
Picture Presets .........................................................................................................................
Auto Color ...............................................................................................................................
Color Warmth .........................................................................................................................
Noise Reduction ......................................................................................................................
Convergence ...........................................................................................................................
SVM .........................................................................................................................................
Film Mode ...............................................................................................................................
Reset Controls .........................................................................................................................
Audio Menu ...................................................................................................................................
Equalizer Presets .....................................................................................................................
Audio Processor ......................................................................................................................
Sound Logic .............................................................................................................................
Audio Language .....................................................................................................................
SAP (Second Audio Program) .................................................................................................
Balance ....................................................................................................................................
Fixed/Variable Out ..................................................................................................................
Digital Audio Out ...................................................................................................................
Subwoofer ...............................................................................................................................
Time Menu .....................................................................................................................................
Connections Menu .........................................................................................................................
Antenna Info ...........................................................................................................................
Channel Search .......................................................................................................................
Software Upgrade ..................................................................................................................
Signal Source ...........................................................................................................................
Signal Type ..............................................................................................................................
Auto Tuning ............................................................................................................................
1394 Setup ..............................................................................................................................
Special Features ......................................................................................................................
Ethernet Setup ........................................................................................................................
Preferences Menu ..........................................................................................................................
Closed Captioning ..................................................................................................................
Screen Format .........................................................................................................................
Record Output ........................................................................................................................
Color Scheme ..........................................................................................................................
Translucency ............................................................................................................................
Menu Language ......................................................................................................................
Digital Channel Info ...............................................................................................................
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Chapter 5: Reference
Troubleshooting.............................................................................................................................
HDTV Specifications ......................................................................................................................
Accessory Information ..................................................................................................................
Limited Warranty ...........................................................................................................................
Care and Cleaning .........................................................................................................................
FCC Information .............................................................................................................................
Index ...............................................................................................................................................
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Chapter 1
Connections & Setup
Chapter Overview:
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Things to Consider Before You Connect
•
Choose Your Connection
•
How To Connect
•
Explanation of Input Jacks and Cables
•
Back of the TV
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Why You Should Connect the G-LINK Cable
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The Front of Your TV
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Plug in the TV
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Put Batteries in the Remote
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Turn on the TV
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Use the Remote Control to Complete
the Assisted Setup
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Complete the Assisted Setup
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What to Expect
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Next Steps
Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
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Connections & Setup
Things to Consider Before You Connect
Protect Against Power Surges
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Connect all components before you plug any of their power cords into the wall outlet or
power strip. NEVER plug your TV into an outlet that is controlled by a wall switch.
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Turn off the TV and/or component(s) before you connect or disconnect any cables.
•
Make sure all antennas and cables are properly grounded. Refer to the Important Safeguards
sheet packed with your TV.
Protect Components from Overheating
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Don’t block ventilation holes on any of the components. Arrange the components so that air
can circulate freely.
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Don’t stack components.
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If you place components in a stand, make sure you allow adequate ventilation.
•
If you connect an audio receiver or amplifier, place it on the top shelf so the heated air from it
won’t flow around other components.
Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference
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Insert each cable firmly into the designated jack.
Use Indirect Light
Don’t place the TV where sunlight or room lighting will be directed toward the screen. Use soft or
indirect lighting.
Using a Stand
If a stand or base is used, insure that it is of adequate size and strength to prevent the TV from
being accidentally tipped over, pushed off, or pulled off. This could cause personal injury and/or
damage the TV. Refer to the Important Safety Instructions packed separately.
Cables You Need to Connect Components to Your TV
The pictures below show the cables (not supplied) you may need for the connections represented
in this book.
Note: Please locate the G-LINK cable (provided) when you’re getting ready to set up your TV.
You need to connect this cable to your TV and to your VCR and/or cable box in order for all
of the features of the program guide to work properly.
G-LINK cable
S-Video cable
Ethernet Cable
A/V Cable
Composite Video
Audio/ Video cable
Component Video
Y•Pb•Pr cable
Coaxial cable
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DVI-D cable
Digital Optical Cable
1394 Cable
Speaker Wire
Chapter 1
Connections & Setup
Choose Your Connection
There are several ways to connect your HDTV, depending on the components you want to connect and the quality of the
signal you want to achieve. Please use the following chart to determine which connection is best for you. Proceed to the
appropriate page and connect your TV. For more information about the relationship between the cables, jacks, and the
quality of the signal you see on your TV, go to page 18.
Components
Cables Needed
Video Connections
VCR
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G-LINK
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prefer, we can provide you with
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Service Representative who will
visit your home for a fee to install
your electronic entertainment
system and to instruct you in its
operation. For details about this
service, call 1-888-206-3359. For
additional assistance while using
your RCA product, please visit
www.rcascenium.com/customer
support.
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Connect G-LINK Cable (see page 23)
1. Connect your cable or off-air signal to ANTENNA A.
If you have cable and an off-air antenna, connect the cable signal to ANTENNA A INPUT (antenna A is the only source
for the GUIDE Plus+ system). Connect the off-air antenna to ANTENNA B INPUT. If you have only an off-air antenna,
connect it to ANTENNA A INPUT.
2. Connect your DVD Player to your TV.
Connect the DVD player’s component (Y PB PR) and audio outputs to INPUT 3 on the TV using component cables. If your
DVD player has composite audio/video and an S-Video output, use INPUTs 1 or 2 and use the S-VIDEO jack instead of
the VIDEO jack.
Notes: If you are using an S-Video cable (INPUT 1 or 2) or component video cables, you must also use audio cables. The
S-Video cable and component video cables only transfer video information.
If your DVD player has a component video output, we recommend you use the component video input on the TV instead of
the composite video or S-Video connection. Don’t forget to also connect audio cables when using the component video cables.
3. Connect your VCR to your TV.
A. Connect the VCR’s audio/video outputs to INPUT 1 (audio/video) on the TV using composite audio/video cables.
B. Connect the VCR’s audio/video inputs to RECORD OUTPUT on the TV. This enables recording of digital programs
(unless copy protected, using DVI HDTV or component video formats), as well as analog programs.
Viewing the Components
1.
Turn on the TV and the component(s) you want to view.
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Press the TV button on the remote control.
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Press the INPUT button on the remote control to scroll through the Video Input Channels.
• The VCR can be viewed on the INPUT 1 channel.
• The DVD player can be viewed on the INPUT 3 channel.
Note: You can set up the TV to automatically tune to the correct Video Input Channel. This is called Auto Tuning. (See
Chapter 3 for more information.)
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Connect G-LINK Cable (see page 23)
How to Connect: TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR
1. Connect your cable or off-air signal to ANTENNA A.
If you have cable and an off-air antenna, connect the cable signal to ANTENNA A INPUT (antenna A is the only source
for the GUIDE Plus+ system). Connect the off-air antenna to ANTENNA B INPUT. If you have only an off-air antenna,
connect it to ANTENNA A INPUT.
2. Connect your VCR to your TV.
A. Connect the VCR’s audio/video outputs to INPUT 1 (audio/video) on the TV using composite audio/video cables.
B. Connect the VCR’s audio/video inputs to RECORD OUTPUT on the TV. This enables recording of digital programs
(unless copy protected, using DVI HDTV or component video formats), as well as analog programs.
3. Connect your Satellite Receiver to your TV.
Connect the satellite receiver’s audio/video output jacks to the INPUT 2 AUDIO (R and L) and VIDEO jacks on the TV
using composite cables. If your satellite receiver has an S-Video output, you can make the video connection by using the
S-VIDEO jacks instead. If your satellite receiver has component outputs, then use INPUT 3 or 4.
Note: If you are using an S-Video cable or component video cables, you must also use audio cables. The S-Video cable
and component video cables only transfer video information.
Viewing the Components
1.
Turn on the TV and the component(s) you want to view.
2.
Press the TV button on the remote control.
3.
Press the INPUT button on the remote control to scroll through the Video Input Channels.
• The VCR can be viewed on the INPUT 1 channel.
• The satellite receiver can be viewed on the INPUT 2 channel.
Note: You can set up the TV to automatically tune to the correct Video Input Channel. This is called Auto Tuning. (See
Chapter 3 for more information.)
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Audio Connections
With the audio versatility of your HDTV, you can choose various connection options depending on the type and quality
of sound that you want. Your TV has a built-in subwoofer and/or you can use your TV as a center channel. From good
to best sound, choose one of the options or refer to the user’s manual of each component that you are connecting to get
the best results.
•
Connect audio/video receiver (speakers connected to receiver) using the digital audio output jack to your TV (best sound).
•
Connect audio/video receiver (speakers connected to receiver) to your TV (better sound).
•
Connect speakers to your TV (good sound).
How to Connect: TV + Receiver with Dolby Digital + Speakers
If you own a receiver with Dolby Digital® or PCM (Pulse-Code Modulation) audio receiver that uses an optical cable-type
input, connect an optical cable for excellent audio quality (shown on opposite page).
1.
Connect one end of the optical cable to the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack on your TV to the DIGITAL OPTICAL INPUT
Jack on your receiver/amplifier receiver.
• If your receiver can decode Dolby Digital and PCM, go to Audio menu, select Digital Audio Output, and
select AutoSelect (recommended) or PCM option.
• If your receiver can decode only PCM, go to Audio menu, select Digital Audio Output, and select PCM
option.
2.
If you want to use your TV as the Center Channel, use speaker wire to connect the audio receiver’s CENTER
SPEAKER OUTPUT to the TV’s CENTER CHANNEL INPUT as shown on the opposite page.
• Switch INTERNAL SPEAKER SOURCE to EXT AMP.
3.
Use speaker wire to connect the Audio/Video receiver to external front and rear speakers. Refer to your audio
receiver manual to complete speaker hookup to the receiver.
OR
How to Connect: TV + A/V Receiver + Speakers + Use TV as Center Channel
1.
Connect the FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT from the TV to an A/V receiver using audio cables.
2.
Be sure to go to the Fixed/Variable Out screen in the Audio menu and select whether you want the FIXED/
VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT jacks to send fixed volume audio or variable volume audio.
3.
• Fixed Output provides fixed-level audio output from the TV. This audio output is ideal for connecting to an
A/V receiver that has its own volume control.
• Variable Output provides variable-level audio output. Volume levels are controlled by the volume controls on
the TV and TV remote control.
If you want to use your TV as the Center Channel, use speaker wire to connect the audio receiver’s CENTER
SPEAKER OUTPUT to the TV’s CENTER CHANNEL INPUT as shown on the opposite page.
• Switch INTERNAL SPEAKER SOURCE to EXT AMP.
4.
Use speaker wire to connect the Audio/Video receiver to external front and rear speakers. Refer to your audio
receiver manual to complete speaker hookup to the receiver.
*Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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Note: Subwoofer status is not affected by the EXT/INT W/EXT SURR switch setting.
Caution: DO NOT connect your audio/video receiver’s outputs or center channel output to the red and black
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS OUTPUT on the TV. Damage to the TV may result.
Back of Right Rear Speaker
Back of Left Rear Speaker
+
–
+
–
LEFT
RIGHT
EXT
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
MAXIMUM AMPLIFIER POWER RATING
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
INTERNAL
SPEAKER
SOURCE
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
TV
EXT AMP
L
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
INPUT 2
V
V
TV
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
SPEAKER
SELECT
VIDEO
INPUT 3
V
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
INPUT 4
PR V
PR
VIDEO
INPUT 5
L/MONO
L/MONO
L/MONO
PB L/MONO
PB
L/MONO
R
R
R
Y
Y
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
AUDIO
INPUT 1
DVI-HDTV
S-VIDEO
AUDIO
INPUT 2
RECORD
OUTPUT
AUDIO
INPUT 3
R
AUDIO
INPUT 4
Back of Left Front Speaker
VIDEO
ANTENNA B
INPUT
ANTENNA A
INPUT
AUDIO
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
R
–
ETHERNET
+
L
–
G-LINK
+
OR
A/V AMPLIFIER
FRONT SPEAKERS
Back of Right Front Speaker
CENTER
CD
IN
DIGITAL
AUDIO
INPUT
L
R
Chapter 1
TAPE
IN
OUT
TV
IN
VCR
IN
RIGHT
LEFT
SURROUND SPEAKERS
REAR
RIGHT
Back of Left Front Speaker
LEFT
OUT
+
+
–
–
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How to Connect: TV + Speakers Without A/V Receiver
You can connect two external speakers to the TV: one to the RIGHT terminal, and one to the LEFT terminal.
1.
If necessary, remove the vinyl covering from the ends of the speaker wire and twist the wire core.
2.
Open the lever on the speaker terminal.
3.
Insert the wire core into the hole. Be sure to connect the (+) to (+) and (-) to (-).
4.
Close the lever. Pull gently on the wire to see that it’s connected securely.
5.
Set the SPEAKER SELECT switch to INT W/EXT SURR.
• If you connect speakers and place the EXT/INT W/EXT SURR switch on the TV back panel in the INT W/
EXT SURR position, you get audio from the internal speakers as well as L minus R from both external
speakers. This connection gives you a matrix surround effect.
• If you connect speakers and place the switch in the EXT position, you get audio from the external
speakers only. The TV’s internal speakers are turned off.
6.
Go to the Audio menu and Fixed/Variable Out screen and make sure Variable Out - Speakers On is selected.
Notes: The external speaker rating is 8 ohms with 30 watts total power
handling capabilities.
Speaker wire
RIGHT
LEFT
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
L
When connecting the speaker wire, make sure you connect the positive
(+) terminal on the TV to the positive (+) terminal on the speaker. One
side of the speaker wire is usually marked with a white stripe to help you
match the terminals correctly. If the (+) and (-) terminals are not
matched properly, the speakers will not be “in phase,” causing
reduction in bass frequencies.
Do not allow the wire core to touch other wires or terminals. Damage to
components could result if the cores of two wires touch.
Arrange the speakers in your TV room to achieve maximum sound
quality.
Caution: DO NOT connect your audio/video receiver’s outputs or its
center speaker output to the red and black EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
OUTPUT on the TV. Damage to TV may result.
RIGHT
LEFT
EXT
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
MAXIMUM AMPLIFIER POWER RATING
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
TV
EXT AMP
L
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
INPUT 2
V
VIDEO
INPUT 3
VIDEO
INPUT 4
V
PR V
L/MONO
L/MONO
L/MONO
PB
L/MONO
PB
L/MONO
R
R
R
Y
R
AUDIO
INPUT 4
Y
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
S-VIDEO
–
INTERNAL
SPEAKER
SOURCE
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
V
TV
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
SPEAKER
SELECT
PR
VIDEO
INPUT 5
S-VIDEO
+
AUDIO
INPUT 1
AUDIO
INPUT 2
AUDIO
INPUT 3
DVI-HDTV
–
+
RECORD
OUTPUT
VIDEO
ANTENNA B
INPUT
ANTENNA A
INPUT
AUDIO
R
L
Back of Right Speaker
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DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
ETHERNET
G-LINK
Back of Left Speaker
Chapter 1
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Router
Cable Modem/DSL
Internet
TV
Computer
How to Connect: TV + Router via the HDTV’s ETHERNET Jack
The illustration above provides you with a general connection to the TV’s ETHERNET jack so you can maximize your
HDTV’s browser to surf the Internet. You don’t need to connect a computer to the router to surf the Internet. A computer is
only needed if you want to view photos or graphics on your TV that are stored on your computer. An Internet Service
Provider subscription is necessary to access the internet.
You should know:
•
Only use the Ethernet connection, if you are connecting a router to the TV’s ETHERNET jack.
•
It is highly recommended that the router have DHCP capability.
•
Only use this connection if you have purchased the keyboard designed for this HDTV (page 58 has ordering
information) because a keyboard is needed to effectively surf the Internet via your HDTV’s internal web browser.
•
You’ll need to use the manuals that accompany your router and other Internet components for specific instructions.
A router enables you to network several components, such as a computer, cable modem, or DSL modem. You will need to
set up each component that is connected to the router. See the manuals that came with the router and the components you
are connecting for specific instructions.
To connect the router to the TV, use a CAT 5 cable (not provided) to connect the ETHERNET Input Jack on the back of your
HDTV to the ETHERNET Output Jack on the router.
The complexity of the setup required to make all of the components and the router work with your HDTV depends upon
your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Most ISPs will automatically fill in the information needed during setup, but if you are
asked for specific information while setting up the router and other components you will need to contact your ISP.
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TV
Digital Video Recorder
Digital VCR
Digital VCR
TV
Other 1394 Component
Hub Connection
Fastest
Digital Video Recorder Digital VCR
Slowest
Digital VCR
Other 1394 Component
Component-to-Component Connection
How to Connect: TV + DTVLink and/or IEEE-1394 Components
Two connection methods when connecting IEEE-1394 and DTVLink components are: component-to-component or hub. The
component-to-component method is each component connected in a chain-like fashion, one to the other with the first
component in the chain connected to the DTVLink jack on the TV. The hub method is basically the same but using both
1394 jacks with two chains of components connected. Your TV is a control center for the connected compatible
components, automatically recognizing each component and placing it in the Input list.
Note: If you’ve tuned to a 1394 input, you can control some basic transport functions on the component like
RECORD, STOP, FAST FORWARD, REVERSE, PAUSE, and PLAY when remote is in TV mode.
Three types of 1394 connectors are available on 1394 components; 4-pin connector (no power); 6-pin connector (with
power) and 6-pin connector (without power supplied). Your HDTV has a 6-pin connector (without power supplied). Both
the 4-pin and 6-pin connectors are capable of sending digital audio, digital video, and digital control signals back and forth
between components. In addition, the 6-pin connector is capable of sending low voltage electrical power. If you should
have some components with 4-pin connectors, 4-to-6 pin adapter cables are available from your local electronic stores.
You should know:
•
Connect your 1394 components to either DTVLink (1394) jack; it doesn’t matter.
•
Only compatible 1394 components are to be connected to the DTVLink (1394) input/output jack.
•
Do not loop the 1394 components back to the TV. That is, each 1394 connection chain should have only one
connection point to the TV, or the network might not work.
•
Place the slower components at the end of the chain and the faster ones closest to the TV in the chain for faster
communication speed. See component’s manual for 1394 network speed.
•
The TV can’t decode DV format of some camcorders, but it can decode/accept MPEG2 format from some camcorders.
Note: The TV outputs audio/video through the 1394 jack (labeled DTVLink) only to a component that enforces video
copy protection.
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RIGHT
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER
MAXIMUM POWER RATING
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
INTERNAL
SPEAKER
SOURCE
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
TV
EXT AMP
L
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
VIDEO
INPUT 1
V
TV
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
LEFT
VIDEO
INPUT 2
V
VIDEO
INPUT 3
V
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
INPUT 4
PR V
HD Set Top Box
PR
VIDEO
INPUT 5
S-VIDEO
L/MONO
L/MONO
L/MONO
PB
L/MONO
PB
L/MONO
R
R
R
Y
R
AUDIO
INPUT 4
Y
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
AUDIO
INPUT 1
AUDIO
INPUT 2
AUDIO
INPUT 3
DVI-HDTV
R
RECORD
OUTPUT
L
VIDEO
ANTENNA B
INPUT
ANTENNA A
INPUT
AUDIO
R
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
ETHERNET
L
G-LINK
How to Connect: TV + Set-top Box Using DVI-HDTV (Digital Visual Interface)
DVI-D Connector
Digital Visual Interface is a specification created by the Digital Display Working Group to support
analog and digital signals on a single interface. This uncompressed digital video interface is becoming
more prevalent and is expected to become widely used for digital display components. The idea
behind the connector is that it could eventually replace the 15-pin VGA connector in consumer
electronic components.
There are three different DVI formats: DVI-A for analog signals, DVI-D for digital signals, and
DVI-I for integrated signals (both analog and digital).
DVI Cable
(not provided)
Your TV has a DVI-D format connector and supports some digital signals. The format is used for
direct digital connections between source video and provides a higher-quality image than with
analog. It eliminates the analog conversion process and improves the connection.
You should know:
Chapter 1
•
A DVI cable has a 15 feet (5 meters) distance limitation.
•
Audio information is carried separately; therefore, connect audio left and right cables.
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Explanation of Input Jacks and Cables
This section describes the jacks and cables you might use to make connections (cables may be ordered separately by using
the order form on page 85). There are several ways to connect components to your TV.
Different jacks and cables provide a different level of performance. It’s important to remember the different degrees of
picture improvement for comparison. The component jacks are considered an excellent improvement; S-Video and
composite jacks are considered very good, while connecting components with the antenna RF connection is good.
VIDEO
INPUT 5
DVI-HDTV
DVI-HDTV (Digital Visual Interface-High Definition Television) Connector
DVI-HDTV is an uncompressed, high-speed digital visual interface designed to
deliver digital video in its native format. It supports the overlay of highresolution graphics used by some program guides and interactive components.
Note: Remember to connect the left and right audio cables for Input 5
(DVI-HDTV) because the DVI-HDTV cable carries only the picture
signal, not the sound.
DTVLink® (Digital Television Link) Connectors
DTVLink uses a format better known to some as IEEE-1394 or FireWire®.
DTVLink is a compressed digital video input/output offering an IEEE 1394-type
connection that meets the CEA specifications. This connection is a high-speed
and inexpensive way of interconnecting 1394 compliant consumer electronic
components. If your 1394 component has the DTVLink logo on it, it should
work with this TV. You can use either or both connectors to link your
components but don’t connect the components in a loop.
Notes: Audio and video information is carried on a single wire.
The TV outputs audio/video through the 1394 jack (labeled DTVLink)
only to a component that enforces video copy protection.
Digital Audio
Output Jack
ETHERNET
Digital Audio Out Jack and Optical Cable
The optical cable is used to connect an audio receiver with Dolby Digital or
PCM (Pulse-Code Modulation) audio receiver to your TV. If you own a receiver
that uses an optical cable input, you can use an optical cable to connect the TV
to that receiver for the best sound quality.
Note: This TV’s optical digital output jack fully complies with the
international standard governing this type of jack (IEC958), and is
designed for connection to a Dolby Digital (AC-3® or PCM) receiver or
Dolby Digital (AC-3 or PCM) decoder. Older equipment, some of which is
not fully compliant with IEC958, may not be compatible with the Dolby
Digital bitstream. Such a connection using anything other than a Dolby
Digital (AC-3 or PCM) receiver or decoder could create a high noise
level, causing damage to headphones or speakers.
Ethernet Jack and Cable
This jack is used to connect a router, cable modem or DSL (Digital Subscriber
Line) unit with a CAT 5 (ethernet) cable (not provided). It is recommended that
you only connect a router to this jack although you could connect a DSL/cable
modem directly.
DTVLink® Certification Logo is a U.S. registered mark of CEA.
FireWire® is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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Y
PB
PR
Component Jacks
Component Video (Y•Pb•Pr) Jacks and Cables
The Y•Pb•Pr jacks allow you to connect a component, such as a DVD player.
This connection provides excellent picture quality because the video is
separated into three signals. To ensure maximum picture quality, use three
video-grade cables for the connection.
Note: Also, remember to connect the left and right audio cables because
the Y•Pb•Pr cables carry only the picture signal, not the sound.
S-Video Jacks and Cables
The S-Video (separate video) jacks provide better picture quality than the
regular video jacks because the color (chrominance, also called chroma) part of
the signal is separated from the black and white (luminance) part of the picture.
S-Video Jack
If a component you’re connecting to your TV (like a DVD player) has an
S-VIDEO jack and composite video, connect the component to the TV with an
S-Video cable (not provided) for a better quality picture.
Note: Remember to connect the left and right audio cables because the
S-Video cable carries only the picture signal, not the sound.
V
L
R
Audio/Video Jacks
Composite Audio/Video Jacks and Cables (RCA-type)
These jacks are used for most audio/video connections between components.
The audio/video jacks are often color coded (yellow for video, red for right
audio, and white for left audio). This is also called composite video.
Note: If your component has only one output for audio (mono), connect
it to the left (white L/Mono) audio jack on the TV and don’t connect the
right (red) audio part of the cable.
RF Jack
Chapter 1
RF Jacks and Coaxial Cables (F-type)
RF jacks are primarily used for reception of off-air broadcasts and cable signals
(possibly older VCRs or cable boxes). The RF and coaxial jacks on the TV are
labeled ANTENNA A INPUT and ANTENNA B INPUT.
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Back of the TV
The diagrams below illustrate jacks found on the back of the TV. When connecting cables, be sure to connect corresponding
outputs and inputs (video in to video out, right audio in to right audio out, etc.).
LEFT
RIGHT
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER
MAXIMUM POWER RATING
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
INTERNAL
SPEAKER
SOURCE
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
TV EXT AMP
L
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
VIDEO
INPUT 1
V
TV
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
VIDEO
INPUT 2
V
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
INPUT 3
VIDEO
INPUT 4
V
PR V
PR
VIDEO
INPUT 5
S-VIDEO
L/MONO
L/MONO
L/MONO
PB L/MONO
PB
L/MONO
R
R
R
Y
Y
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
AUDIO
INPUT 1
AUDIO
INPUT 2
AUDIO
INPUT 3
R
AUDIO
INPUT 4
DVI-HDTV
RECORD
OUTPUT
VIDEO
ANTENNA B
INPUT
ANTENNA A
INPUT
AUDIO
R
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
ETHERNET
L
RIGHT
LEFT
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
G-LINK
AUDIO OUTPUTS
•
RIGHT and LEFT EXTERNAL SPEAKER Terminals Used to connect
external speakers if you don’t have an audio amplifier or receiver. For use,
if you want better sound than the TV’s speakers. See page 14.
•
SPEAKER SELECT - EXT. or INT W/EXT SURR Switch Lets you direct
where the output of the TV’s internal speakers goes. With the switch in the
EXT position, you hear the external speakers connected to the TV. In INT
W/EXT SURR position, you hear the TV’s internal speakers and external
speakers connected to the TV for a matrix surround sound effect.
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
L
TV’s AUDIO OUTPUTS except
for RECORD OUTPUT audio
Caution: Connect external
speakers only to the TV’s
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS terminals.
DO NOT connect your audio/
video receiver to the red and
black EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
terminals. Damage to TV may
occur.
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Note: To turn the TV’s internal speakers on and off, press MENU on the
remote control and choose Audio. Then choose Fixed/Variable Out from
the menu and choose an option.
•
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT L/R Provides fixed-level or variablelevel audio output from the television. Fixed/Variable is an option in the
Audio menu, details on page 66.
- Fixed controls the volume through the audio/video receiver.
- Variable controls the volume through TV.
•
SUBWOOFER (not a jack or switch) The TV’s internal subwoofer is
turned on or off via Subwoofer screen in Audio menu, details on page 69.
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CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
MAXIMUM AMPLIFIER POWER RATING
INTERNAL
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
SPEAKER
SOURCE
TV
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT
•
EXT AMP
TV’s CENTER CHANNEL INPUTS
Caution: Do not connect the A/V
receiver’s CENTER CHANNEL
output to the TV’s EXTERNAL
SPEAKERS terminals. Damage to
TV may occur.
•
INTERNAL SPEAKER SOURCE - TV / EXT AMP Switch
-
TV Position Sound comes from TV’s internal speakers.
-
EXT AMP Position Internal speakers are used for an external center
channel. When an external audio/video receiver’s center channel
output is connected to the TV’s center channel input, center channel
audio comes out of the TV’s internal speakers.
CENTER CHANNEL TERMINALS Connect the audio/video receiver’s
center channel output to the TV’s center channel input. Switch the
INTERNAL SPEAKER SOURCE to EXT AMP position.
VIDEO/AUDIO INPUTS
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VIDEO INPUT 1/AUDIO INPUT 1 Connect an NTSC (analog) component.
V
S-VIDEO
•
V (VIDEO) provides composite video connection and connector is usually
yellow.
•
L/MONO AUDIO provides left audio connection and connector is usually
white.
L/MONO
Note: If your component has only one output for audio (mono), connect
it to the left (white L/Mono) audio jack on the TV and don’t connect the
right audio part of the cable.
R
AUDIO
INPUT 1
•
R AUDIO provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
•
S-VIDEO lets you connect an S-Video cable for better video quality picture
to a component with S-Video capability, such as a VCR or DVD player.
When using S-Video, make sure to connect the two audio cables as well as
the S-Video connector.
VIDEO INPUT 2/AUDIO INPUT 2 Provides connection to a second NTSC
(analog) video component such as a VCR. The jacks are as described for INPUT 1.
VIDEO
INPUT 3
V
PR
VIDEO INPUT 3/AUDIO INPUT 3 Connect an optional component (Y PB PR)
video source, such as a DVD player or satellite receiver. Note that it is essential to
match the color coded connectors between a compatible component and the TV.
•
L/MONO
PB
R
Y
• V (VIDEO) provides composite video connection and connector is usually yellow.
•
AUDIO
INPUT 3
Tips
Inputs 3/4 can be used as either a component
video (Y PB PR ) input or a composite video (V)
input. The TV auto detects the connection with
Y PB PR having highest priority.
AUDIO R/L/MONO The audio jacks provide stereo sound. When connected,
audio volume from the main front and rear speakers are variable.
Y PB PR Unlike a single video input, component video maintains the video
signal as three separate parts through these three jacks. To ensure
maximum picture quality, use three video-grade cables for the Y PB PR
connections. Accepts 480i, 480p, 1080i signals. Has priority over V
connection.
VIDEO INPUT 4/AUDIO INPUT 4 Provides connection to a second optional
component video source, such as a DVD player or satellite receiver. The jacks
are the same as described in INPUT 3.
PIP cannot be displayed from component
(Y•Pb•Pr) inputs.
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VIDEO
INPUT 5
DVI-HDTV
L/MONO
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
RECORD
OUTPUT
VIDEO INPUT 5/AUDIO INPUT 5 Provides DVI-HDTV and analog audio
connections.
•
L/MONO AUDIO provides left audio connection and connector is usually
white.
•
R AUDIO provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
•
DVI-HDTV provides a digital video connection from a video source to the TV.
RECORD OUTPUT Connect a VCR or DVD-recorder to record mainly digital (or
analog) programs from Antenna A or B and inputs (excluding DVI-HDTV and some
component video formats) while TV is turned on. You must leave TV on same
channel you are recording.
VIDEO
AUDIO
R
L
•
VIDEO provides composite video connection and connector is usually yellow.
•
AUDIO L provides left audio connection and connector is usually white.
•
AUDIO R provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
Notes: When recording from this output, remember to tune to the channel
you are recording.
If an unusual pattern appears when you connect your VCR input to the
RECORD OUTPUT, playing a tape or switching to the VCR’s tuner removes
the pattern.
Digital Audio
Output Jack
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT Use a digital optical cable (or SPDIF cable) to connect
your TV to a compatible Dolby Digital or PCM receiver or decoder. Dolby Digital
offers theatre-quality sound (six audio channels). Use the Digital Audio Out screen
in the Audio menu to select Auto Select or PCM as the output for this jack.
ETHERNET
ETHERNET Connect a router, cable modem, or Digital Subscriber Line to the TV
using an Ethernet cable (CAT 5). Do not connect a telephone cable because of risk
of fire or shock. A green light on the jack means that an active network has been
detected. An orange light means the data is either being sent or received.
DTVLink Use either or both connectors to connect compatible DTVLink (IEEE1394) components but don’t loop the components together. When connecting
several components, use a hub or component-to component method. Be sure to
connect the fastest of the 1394 components closer to the connection point of the
TV and the slower components furthest away. Details on page 16.
ANTENNA B
INPUT
G-LINK
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ANTENNA A
INPUT
ANTENNA A INPUT / ANTENNA B INPUTs Used to connect an off-air antenna
and/or cable TV signal to the TV. If you have both cable and air, connect cable to
ANTENNA A and off-air to ANTENNA B. If you have air only, connect it to
ANTENNA A. These inputs are also used to receive programming and connect
older components.
G-LINK Connect the G-LINK cable for VCR one touch recording and/or cable box
control with GUIDE Plus+ system.
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Why You Should Connect the G-LINK™ Cable
The G-LINK cable enables the GUIDE Plus+ system (the on-screen interactive program guide) to
work with your VCR and/or cable box.
Cable Box – If your TV is connected to a cable box, you must connect the G-LINK cable to receive
TV program listings for your area and to tune directly to a channel when the program guide is on
your TV screen.
VCR – If your TV is connected to a VCR and you don’t connect the G-LINK cable, one-touch VCR
recording and timed recordings won’t work. The other features of the guide will work properly.
How to Find the Remote Sensor
G-LINK cable
You have to place the G-LINK wands in front of the remote sensor on the VCR and/or cable box.
Some cable boxes and VCRs have the remote sensor labeled on the unit. If the remote sensor isn’t
labeled on your VCR and/or cable box, you need to use the remote control that came with the
VCR and/or cable box to locate the sensor.
1.
Turn off the VCR and/or cable box.
2.
Hold the remote control (not the one that came with your TV, but the one that came with the
cable box and/or VCR to which you’re attaching the G-LINK cable) so that it is touching the
front of the component.
3.
Slowly move the remote control across the front of the component (VCR or cable box) while
you press the power button on and off. You must press and release the power button each
time you move the remote (holding down the button won’t work).
G-LINK wands
VCR
CABLE BOX
CHANNEL
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4.
When the component turns on, you’ve located the VCR’s or cable box’s remote sensor.
Placing the G-LINK Wands
Tips
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 below).
RIGHT
If you have both a VCR
and a cable box, it
doesn’t matter which
wand is connected to
which box.
LEFT
TV
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
TV EXT AMP
L
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
INPUT 2
VIDEO
INPUT 3
V
V
EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER
MAXIMUM POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
INTERNAL
SPEAKER
SOURCE
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
V
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
INPUT 4
PR
V
PR
L/MONO
L/MONO
L/MONO
PB L/MONO
R
R
R
Y
AUDIO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
INPUT 5
S-VIDEO
AUDIO
INPUT 2
AUDIO
INPUT 3
R
AUDIO
INPUT 4
PB
Y
L/MONO
DVI-HDTV
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
RECORD
OUTPUT
VIDEO
ANTENNA A
INPUT
ANTENNA B
INPUT
AUDIO
R
If you don’t have both a
cable box and a VCR
connected to your TV,
just coil the cable of the
extra G-LINK wand with a
twist tie and leave it
behind the TV.
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TV (back panel)
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
ETHERNET
G-LINK
Connect to G-LINK jack
on the back of the TV
.
VCR
SENSOR
SENSOR
CHANNEL
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The Front of Your TV
Button Lighting (available on select models)
Your HDTV may have a top-light feature above the front panel buttons. The brightness (including off) of the light can be
adjusted through the TV’s menu system if available on your model. Go to the Main Menu, highlight and select Preferences.
Go to the Button Lighting feature and make your adjustments.
Front Input Jacks
The TV has front input jacks for convenience in connecting a camcorder, digital camera, or video game: an S-VIDEO input,
one set of composite AUDIO/VIDEO inputs, and a headphone jack. Look for a hinged door and press to open the cover.
Please note the illustration below is just an example of how jacks might appear.
Notes: When you plug in headphones, the TV’s internal and external speakers, Fixed/Variable Audio Output, and
Digital Audio Output are automatically turned off.
When connecting a component that uses a monaural cable, such as some camcorders, use the Left (mono) input jack
to get sound from both speakers.
Front Panel
If you cannot locate your remote, you can use the front panel of your TV to operate many of the TV’s features.
MENU/OK Brings up the Main menu. When the menu system is displayed, pressing MENU/OK selects highlighted items.
Scans up through the current channel list. In the menu system, it moves the highlight up in the menu and adjusts
CH
menu controls.
CH
Scans down through the channel list. In the menu system, it moves the highlight down in the menu and adjusts
menu controls.
VOL
Decreases the volume. In the menu system, it moves the highlight left to items and adjusts menu controls.
VOL
Increases the volume. In the menu system, it moves the highlight right to items and adjusts menu controls.
POWER Turns the TV on and off. The indicator in the button lights when TV is on.
AUDIO IN
L/MONO
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
IN
R
Notes: The front panel illustration
shows a typical front panel layout. The
exact look may be different from the
one on the front of your TV.
HEADPHONE
RE
WO
P
+L
OV
—
If you use the Front Button Block
feature, the front panel no longer
provides access to the menus. The
Front Button Block feature disables all
front panel buttons but not the jacks.
For more information, see Chapter 3.
LO
V
HC
HC
UN
EM
MENU•OK
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CH M
CH L
VOL
VOL
POWER
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Plug in the TV
Plug the flat end of the cable into the power jack on the back of the TV. Then plug the other end
of the power cord into an appropriate wall outlet. Be sure to insert the plug completely. Do not
plug into an outlet controlled by a light switch.
Note: When you first plug your TV into an outlet, the Power indicator on the front panel
will light for approximately 15 seconds and then go off during the initialization of the TV.
The TV can only be turned on after the Power indicator goes off. This happens every time
power is reapplied to the TV.
Put Batteries in the Remote
•
Remove the battery compartment cover from the back of the remote
by pushing down on the tab and lifting cover.
•
Insert 2 fresh “AA” batteries. Make sure the polarities (+ and -) are
aligned correctly.
•
Replace the cover.
Turn on the TV
Press TV on the remote, or press POWER on the TV’s front panel.
Tip
When remote batteries are low, the component
button(s) corresponding to the mode you’re in
flashes when you press a button. Also, a
message might appear on the TV screen and
disappear within a few seconds. Press CLEAR to
remove.
DVD
SATCAB
TV
button
PIP
VCR
AUX
AUDIO
SWAP CH. CTRL SKIP
Note: Highlighted means that the menu item stands out from
other menu items on the list (appears darker, brighter, or a
different color).
VCR+
FORMAT
To highlight a menu item, put the remote into TV mode by pressing the
TV button then MENU. Press the arrow buttons on the remote to highlight
one of the items listed in the menu. Use the up or down arrow button to
move up or down. Use the right or left arrow button to move right or left.
To select the item that you’ve highlighted, press OK.
SOUND FREEZE VCR PLUS+ LIGHT
INFO
MENU
CLEAR
Use the Remote Control to Complete
the Assisted Setup
The technical term is “Navigation” – how you move through the onscreen menus. The method is the same throughout the menu screens:
highlight your choice and select it.
ON-OFF
TV
Note: Pressing the TV button turns on the TV and puts the remote
into TV mode. “TV mode” means that the buttons on the remote
control operate the TV’s functions.
MENU button
OK
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Arrow
buttons
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Complete the Assisted Setup
Tip
To access the setup menus, press MENU and
choose Assisted Setup.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
Closed Captioning
Setup
1 Continue
2 Cancel Setup
Your TV’s menu system allows you to adjust your TV’s features to be
configured to work properly. On-screen information helps you choose settings
to match your setup. The first time you turn on your TV, the Assisted Setup
screens appear automatically. Select Begin Setup to start or select Cancel Setup
to exit.
Set the Menu Language
Preferences
English
Highlight with the and arrows. Select with the OK button.
Note: Menu Language only affects the menus, not the GUIDE.
1.
Use arrow buttons to highlight your preferred language for the
menu system.
2.
Press OK to select that language.
3.
Select Continue Setup.
Español
Resalte con las flechas y . Seleccione con el botón OK.
Nota: Idioma de los Menús afecta sólo los menús, no la GUÍA.
Français
Mise en surbrillance avec et . Sélection avec OK.
Nota : Menu des langues pour les menus, non pour le GUIDE.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Complete Channel Search
Main Menu
0
Antenna Info
Setup
1 Continue
2 Cancel Setup
Go Back
Connections
Use Full Search the first time that your TV is setup to
search for channels on Antenna A and B. Full Search will also
automatically detect the proper Air or Cable setting.
A Full Channel Search requires several minutes to complete.
Thereafter, use Quick Search. It only searches the currentlytuned antenna, keeps the Air or Cable setting the same, and
is faster. Quick Search is useful when adjusting an
over-the-air antenna to receive the channels for your area.
Tip: If you have Cable and Air, connect Cable to Antenna A.
If you have only Air, connect it to Antenna A.
Even though this initial channel search can take several minutes, it is important
to complete in order for your TV to display channels and programming.
1.
Highlight Full Search with arrow button and press OK to tell the TV to
begin searching for channels. A progress report appears on the screen.
2.
When search is complete, press OK.
3.
Select Continue Setup.
Status: Antenna A (Cable), Antenna B (Air).
Full Search
Quick Search
Press OK to startt a Full Channel Search of both antennas
including automatic detection of Cable or Air antenna.
Notes: If you skip Channel Search now, you can access it later through
the Connections menu. See Chapter 4 for more details.
Tip
Channel Search takes several minutes because
the TV is searching for all possible analog and
digital channels. You may want to leave and
come back later.
If cable box is connected to ANTENNA A, Channel Search cannot work.
The GUIDE Plus+™ System Setup
Important Notes: If you have a VCR and/or cable box connected to the
TV, you need to connect the G-LINK cable to use the GUIDE Plus+
system. If you didn’t connect the G-LINK cable, go to page 23. Disregard
the screen that tells you to refer to the Quick Setup sheet because all of
the instructions are included in this User’s Guide.
Tip
If you move to a new ZIP or postal code, or if
any of your information changes and you need
to access the setup screens from the TV’s main
menu— press MENU, choose GUIDE Plus+
Menu, and choose GUIDE Plus+ Setup, then
choose “No, repeat setup process.”
The 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.
The GUIDE Plus+ system is a no-fee, on-screen interactive program guide that
lists what shows are on TV in your area. In order to receive program listings,
you need to complete the following steps after you’ve read through the
introductory screens.
Step 1: Identifying Your TV’s Location
1.
If your country is highlighted, press OK on the remote control.
If your country isn’t highlighted, press the up or down arrow button on the
remote control to highlight your country and press OK.
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2.
Use the number buttons and/or the arrows on your remote to enter your
zip code or postal code. Press OK when you’re finished.
Note: If your postal code contains letters, press the up and down arrow
buttons on your remote to enter letters, and press the right arrow button
to go to the next space. The left arrow button also moves the highlight to
the left.
Step 2: Configuring for Cable
The next series of screens asks you about your cable setup. To supply your TV
with the correct TV program listings, the GUIDE Plus+ system needs to know if
your TV is connected to a cable TV connection.
Notes: If you’re using a cable box, leave it on so you can receive
program information.
If you have two off-air antennas connected (one to ANTENNA A and
one to ANTENNA B) and you aren’t getting the guide listings, try
swapping the antennas.
You cannot tune to digital channels from the GUIDE Plus+ system if you
have cable service or a cable box connected unless an off-air antenna
is connected to Antenna B.
1.
If your TV is connected to cable, highlight Yes and press OK.
If your TV isn’t connected to cable, highlight No and press OK. (STEP 3:
Configuring for a VCR appears--go to page 28.)
2.
If you have a cable box connected to this TV, highlight Yes and press OK
Notes: The next series of screens is very important because the GUIDE
Plus+ system must find the correct cable box information in order to
receive the correct TV program listings.
If you don’t have a cable box connected to this TV, highlight No and
press OK (STEP 3: Configuring for a VCR appears--go to page 28).
3.
Highlight the channel on ANTENNA A where you have to tune your TV to
see cable box programming, and press OK (a screen appears reminding
you to connect your G-LINK cable to your TV and cable box).
Notes: If not using INPUT1 (VIDEO1/AUX), you must connect to
ANTENNA A not B.
Channel 03 is the most common.
Choose Video1/AUX if your cable box is connected to your TV with
audio/video cables instead of a coaxial cable. Go to page 8 for pictures
of these cables. If you choose Video 1/Aux, then connect the cable box to
the INPUT 1 on back of TV.
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4.
Highlight your brand of cable box, and press OK.
If your brand isn’t listed, highlight Not Listed and press OK.
Important Note: Cable box may only be connected to ANTENNA A or
INPUT 1 if it is to be controlled by GUIDE Plus+ system.
5.
Make sure your cable box is on.
Tune the cable box to channel 02 (use the remote control that came with
your cable box, or press the channel buttons on the cable box).
Press OK (the GUIDE Plus+ system starts testing codes).
Important Note: When code testing is in progress, don’t touch your TV,
VCR, cable box or any of the remote controls for these products.
6.
Look at your cable box. If it is still on and changed to channel 09, the test
was successful. Highlight Yes, and press OK (STEP 3: Configuring for a VCR
appears).
If your cable box didn’t change to channel 09 or turned itself off, you have
two choices: No and Test this code again.
Test this code again: If you think the TV, the cable box, or any of the
remote controls might have been touched or bumped during the test,
highlight Test this code again and press OK (the GUIDE Plus+ system runs
the same set of codes).
No: If you don’t think the test was interrupted, highlight No and press OK
(GUIDE Plus+ system tests the next code).
Repeat the previous instructions until the TV finds the correct cable box
code. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: If the TV can’t find your cable box code, a troubleshooting
checklist appears. Carefully review each checklist and follow the
instructions on the screen.
Step 3: Configuring for a VCR
1.
If your TV is connected to a VCR, press OK (a screen appears reminding
you to connect your G-LINK cable to your TV and VCR).
If it is not, highlight No and press OK.
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2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the brand of your VCR
that is connected to the TV and press OK.
If your brand isn’t listed, highlight Not Listed and press OK.
3.
Keep the VCR on. When you complete these steps, press OK to begin
testing.
Important Note: When code testing is in progress, don’t touch your TV,
VCR, or any of the remote controls for these products.
4.
Look at the front of your VCR. If your VCR stopped playing the tape, the test
was successful. Highlight Yes and press OK.
If your VCR didn’t stop playing a tape, you can either choose No or Test this
code again.
If you think your TV or remote might have been touched during the test,
make sure the VCR is on and playing a tape. Highlight Test this code again.
If you don’t think the test was interrupted, highlight No. Make sure the VCR
is playing a tape and is on. Press OK (the GUIDE Plus+ system starts testing
another set of codes.)
Keep following the previous instructions until the TV finds the
correct code for the VCR.
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.
Disregard the screen that tells you to refer to the Quick Setup sheet because
all of the information is contained in this User’s Guide.
If any settings are incomplete or incorrect, highlight No, repeat setup process
and press OK. Follow the instructions on the screen.
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What to Expect
The next time you turn on your TV after setting up the GUIDE Plus+ system, the guide 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 Plus+
system (without TV program listings) will appear on the screen. Program information is
usually sent to your TV at night.
•
If more than one cable company services your area, you may be prompted with a Channel
Mapping screen after the first GUIDE Plus+ system download. You will need to identify your
cable company by selecting the correct channel numbers for the stations in question.
Features of the GUIDE Plus+ system are explained in Chapter 3.
To clear the guide from your screen, press CLEAR or GUIDE on the remote control.
Changing Channels
Depending upon the type of signals you have connected to your HDTV, you might notice that
the channels change slower than you’re used to. This is perfectly normal. Your HDTV is able to
interpret and display both analog (NTSC) and digital (ATSC) signals and the digital subchannels
(when available). Also, you may notice that the size of the Channel Banner changes as you scan
through analog and digital channels.
Next Steps
Now that you’ve finished the Assisted Setup, you’re ready to watch TV. This might be a good time
to program your remote control. The remote control that came with this TV can be programmed
to operate other components. Go to the next chapter to find out how to program your remote.
• Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control
• Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Features
• Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System
• Chapter 5: Reference
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Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Using the Remote Control
Chapter Overview:
•
The Buttons on the Remote Control
•
Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components
•
How To Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It
•
The Learning Feature
•
Volume Punchthrough Feature
•
Remote Code List
Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
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Using the Remote Control
The Buttons on the Remote Control
ON-OFF
Green Action Button In the GUIDE Plus+ system, activates features (located
in the Action bar on TV screen).
TV
DVD
VCR
SATCAB
PIP
AUX
Blue Action Button In the GUIDE Plus+ system, activates features (located
in the Action bar on TV screen).
AUDIO
SWAP CH. CTRL SKIP
LIGHT (
) Press to illuminate some of the remote control’s buttons. To
conserve battery power, the light turns off after several seconds. Backlight
won’t activate if batteries are low, but blinks on and off quickly.
SOUND FREEZE VCR PLUS+ LIGHT
(0-9) Number Buttons Enter channel numbers and time settings. Also used
in the GUIDE Plus+ system and in the TV menu to make selections.
VCR+
FORMAT
INFO
MENU
CLEAR
Green
action
button
OK
Blue
action
button
ANTENNA Switches between Antenna A and Antenna B. In the VCR mode,
functions as a TV/VCR button. In SAT mode, functions as a TV/SAT button.
Arrows (up, down, left, right) Used to move through the on-screen menus.
Also moves the PIP window, see page 56 for more information.
AUDIO Places the remote in audio mode to operate a component (such as a
audio receiver, or amplifier receiver) that you’ve programmed to work with this
button.
GUIDE
CH
VOL
MUTE
GO
BACK
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT
ANTENNA
0
REVERSE
PLAY
FORWARD
RECORD
STOP
PAUSE
AUX Places the remote in auxiliary mode to operate a component (such as a
cable box, satellite receiver, VCR, DVD, or audio receiver) that you’ve
programmed to work with this button. AUX by default is set up for a second
RCA VCR.
CH + or CH – Scrolls up or down through the channel or input list. Press
once to change the channel up or down; press and hold to continue changing
channels. In the GUIDE Plus+ system and some menus, scrolls a page at a
time.
CH CTRL (Channel control) Toggles the channel control between the main
TV picture and the PIP window. Use channel up, channel down, INPUT,
component buttons, or number buttons to change channels in PIP. You can tell
which picture changes by looking at the channel banner. CH CTRL is marked
by a triangle ( ) in the banner.
CLEAR Removes on-screen menus and displays. Cancels the commercial skip
timer. Quits the browser.
DVD Places the remote in DVD mode. If Auto Tuning is enabled, pressing
the DVD button turns on the TV and tunes to the correct Video Input Channel.
Tips
The VCR, DVD, AUDIO and SAT/CAB buttons
also turn on most RCA, GE, and Proscan
products.
Some remote buttons are used with the Web
Browser and have different functions; see page
59 for details.
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FORMAT Toggles through the 4:3 video screen formats (Normal, Zoom, and
Stretch) for some 4:3 signals—not applicable to 16:9 signals. In browser mode,
toggles through three different view sizes: full-size video, video window on the
left, and video window on the right.
FREEZE Freezes entire screen, including the main picture and PIP window, if
PIP is displayed. Does not support all inputs. Freezes RECORD OUPUT but not
1394 output.
GO BACK Returns you to the previous channel or previous screen in the
menu system. Also, toggles between antenna and input sources.
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Tips
The component button corresponding to the
mode you’re in flashes when the remote
batteries are low and you press a button on the
remote. A warning banner may also appear on
the screen when you press a remote button and
your batteries are low.
To turn off most RCA, GE, and Proscan
components that are connected to the TV, press
ON•OFF twice within two seconds and hold
remote steady until indicator turns off.
This feature only works with most RCA, GE, and
Proscan products.
GUIDE Brings up the Listings screen for the GUIDE Plus+ system.
INFO Brings up the Channel Banner with channel and viewing information.
Press again to remove the banner. In the GUIDE Plus+ system, brings up more
program information.
INPUT Toggles through the TV’s available input sources (Front Input,
INPUT 1, INPUT 2, INPUT 3, INPUT 4, INPUT 5, DTVLink (if available), lastactive antenna).
MENU
Makes Main Menu appear and disappear.
MUTE Reduces the TV’s volume to its minimum level. Press again to restore
volume.
OK
When a menu item is highlighted, press OK to select the item.
ON•OFF Turns the TV on or off. In other modes (VCR, DVD, SAT/CAB, AUX,
AUDIO), if programmed, turns the component on and off.
PIP Makes the PIP window appear and disappear (See Chapter 3 for more
information about using PIP.) Locks/unlocks video window in GUIDE Plus+
system.
REVERSE, PLAY, FORWARD, RECORD, STOP, PAUSE If programmed,
provides transport control for some remote-controllable VCRs and DVD players.
In TV mode, can control 1394 component when tuned to the 1394 input.
SAT/CAB Places the remote in SAT/CAB mode. If Auto Tuning is enabled,
turns on the TV and tunes it to the correct Video Input Channel.
SKIP Press once before changing channels and the TV returns to the original
channel after 30 seconds. Press repeatedly to add more time. Cannot be used
with the browser. Use CLEAR to cancel.
SOUND On digital channels/inputs, toggles the audio language (if available
for that channel). For analog channels, toggles SAP on or off. Does not affect
default menu settings for SAP or Audio Language.
SWAP When using PIP, switches the main picture with the PIP window.
TV Places the remote in TV mode. Turns on the TV and tunes to the lastviewed TV channel or input.
VCR Places the remote in VCR mode. If Auto Tuning is enabled, turns on the
TV and tunes to the VCR Video Input Channel.
VCR PLUS+ Only used with RECORD OUTPUT jacks. Press the VCR PLUS+
button to set a one touch recording when a VCR is connected to the RECORD
OUTPUT jacks—not a 1394 recording.
VOL – or VOL + Decreases or increases the TV’s volume. The TV Audio
Output menu must be set to Variable Speakers On.
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ON-OFF
TV
DVD
SATCAB
Programming the Remote to Operate
Other Components
VCR
AUX
The universal remote can be programmed to operate many brands of remotecontrollable VCRs, audio components, DVD players, cable boxes, satellite
receivers and other components. In addition to being programmed to operate
your television, it’s already programmed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan
components.
AUDIO
CLEAR
The AUX button can be programmed to operate most brands of an additional
remote-controllable component: satellite receiver, cable box, DVD, VCR, and
audio.
VOL
Note: The TV button can’t be programmed on this remote to control
any component; it controls only this TV.
CH
Find Out If You Need to Program the Remote
To determine whether the universal remote needs to be programmed to
operate one of the components connected to your TV, such as a VCR, do the
following:
REVERSE
PLAY
STOP
You’ll use these buttons when you
program the remote for other
components.
Important Note: The remote
may not be compatible with all
models of all brands of
components. It also may not
operate all functions of your
component.
Tip
By default, the AUX button is programmed for
a second RCA VCR. If auto tuning is set up, it
will tune to VCR2 input channel.
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1.
Turn on the component (in this example, a VCR).
2.
Point the remote at the component.
3.
Press the corresponding component button (in this example, VCR).
4.
Press ON•OFF to see if the VCR responds. If the VCR doesn’t respond,
you need to program the remote to operate it.
Programming the Remote
There are two ways to program the remote control to operate other
components: Direct Entry and Automatic Code Search.
Using Direct Entry
1.
Turn on the component you want to operate (VCR, DVD player, etc.)
2.
Look up the brand and code number(s) for the component on the code list
in this section.
3.
Press and hold the component button you want to program on the remote.
4.
Enter the 4-digit code from the remote control code list on the following
pages. If the indicator flashes, you have either entered an invalid code or
the button isn’t programmable.
5.
Release the component button, point remote at component, and then press
ON•OFF to see if the component responds to the command. If it doesn’t,
try pressing the component button and then ON•OFF again.
•
If you get no response, repeat these steps using the next code listed for
your brand, until the component responds to the remote commands.
•
If you try all the codes for your component brand and none work, try the
automatic code search method. If automatic code search doesn’t find the
code, the remote is not compatible with your component.
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Using Automatic Code Search
Note: The AUX button can only search VCR codes, but can be used for a non-VCR device by
programming it with direct entry method.
If Direct Entry does not work for your component, try Auto Code Search. The following instructions can be
used to program the remote to operate each of your components. If you want to stop the automatic code
search without programming any of your components, press and hold CLEAR until the indicator on the
remote turns off.
1.
Turn on the component you want to operate (VCR, DVD player, etc.)
2.
Press and hold the component button you want to program (VCR, DVD, etc.). While holding the
component button, press and hold ON•OFF until the component button on the remote turns on, then
release both buttons.
3.
Point the remote at the component.
4.
Press and release PLAY, then wait 5 seconds or until the component button stops flashing.
At this point the remote is searching for the correct code to program. If, after 5 seconds, the component
you want to operate does not turn off, press PLAY again to tell the remote to search the next set of
codes.
Continue pressing and releasing PLAY until the component turns off or you have searched through all
of the codes. The component buttons flash when all codes have been searched, the component button
turns off, and remote exits Automatic Code Search.
If the component you want to control does turn off:
1.
Press and release REVERSE, then wait 2 seconds. Repeat this step until the component turns back ON.
2.
To finish, press and hold STOP until the component button on the remote turns off.
Tip
To stop the automatic code search without
programming any components, press and hold
CLEAR until the indicator on the remote turns
off.
How to Use the Remote After You’ve
Programmed It
Because this universal remote can control several different components (TV,
DVD, VCR, satellite receiver, etc.), it uses operational modes triggered by the
component buttons.
Tip
Some of the remote’s buttons might operate
differently for other components, especially when
you’re using another component’s menu system.
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1.
Press the appropriate component button (DVD, TV, VCR, SAT/CAB,
AUDIO, AUX) to set the remote to control the component.
2.
Press ON•OFF to turn the component ON or OFF.
3.
Use the remote buttons that apply to that component.
Notes: The remote control may not be compatible with all brands and
models of components.
If you keep pressing buttons and nothing happens, the remote is
probably in the wrong mode. You must press the component button
that matches the component you want to operate (i.e., if you want to
operate the VCR, press VCR on the remote control to put the remote in
VCR mode.)
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The Learning Feature
Before using the learning feature, make sure this TV’s remote control is programmed to control
other components you have connected to the TV. Programming the remote control erases all
learned commands for that component mode.
up to
After you program the TV’s remote control to operate the other component, the TV’s remote
provides most of the operations you need. However, there may be some functions on the
component’s original remote control that your TV’s remote control doesn’t have. For example, your
DVD remote control might have a ZOOM button that enables you to enlarge the picture, but your
TV remote doesn’t have that button. The learning feature enables you to record the functionality of
a specific button from the original remote control to one of the TV’s remote control buttons.
Note: All learned functions for a mode can be erased if you program a different component
to that mode.
Up to 2 inches apart
Adding a Learned Function
There are several things to consider before you begin the learning process:
•
You can’t record a learned function to the following buttons on the TV’s remote control:
component buttons (TV, VCR, DVD, SAT/CAB, AUX, and AUDIO), the CLEAR button, and the
LIGHT button.
•
Before adding a Learned Function, you must program this TV’s remote control to operate that
component because programming the remote control erases all learned commands for that
component mode.
•
Do the learning process in low light areas because too much natural light or fluorescent light
might cause the learning feature to fail because the remote control functions are recorded
(learned) by sending infrared (IR) signals.
•
The TV’s remote and the original remote should be no more than 2 inches apart.
•
In order to record (learn) a function from one remote to the other, you must make sure the
Infrared (IR) transmitter of the original remote is facing the IR receiver on the top of the TV’s
remote (see illustration). To accomplish this, you may have to hold a remote in each hand
instead of laying both on the table.
•
The learned buttons are mode specific—if you add a button function from your DVD player’s
remote control, you must press the DVD button first before the learned function will work (in
TV mode, the button where you’ve stored the learned function will continue to work as it
always has).
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2
inches
apart
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1. Press and hold the component button on the TV’s remote that applies to the function you will be
adding (DVD, VCR, SAT/CAB, AUDIO, or AUX). The component button lights.
2. On the TV remote, press and hold the RECORD button.
3. Keep pressing both of the buttons (the component button and the RECORD button) until the
component button light turns off, flashes, and turns off. Release both buttons.
4. On the TV’s remote control, press and release the button where you want to store the new function
(the component button turns off and then back on).
Note: If you press an invalid button on the TV remote, one of the component button flashes 4 times
to alert you. You’ll have to repeat step 4.
5. With the remote controls facing each other and no more than 2 inches apart, press and hold the
button of the component’s remote control that has the functionality you are recording to the TV’s
remote control. Keep pressing the button until the TV remote’s component button light turns off and
back on (the function has been saved to the TV remote). If all component buttons flash 4 times, the
function wasn’t learned. Try again starting with Step 4.
6. The TV remote control remains in “learning mode” so you can continue adding functions to
different buttons by repeating steps 4 and 5. Or, press CLEAR to exit learning mode.
Notes: If you want a new function on a button, you must record (learn) over it.
The amount of memory each learned function uses in the TV’s remote control varies. If your TV
remote is out of memory, the component button(s) light flashes 4 times and turn off, exiting you
from the Learning mode.
Clearing a Learned Function
To delete a learned button function, use the procedure below.
1.
Press and hold the component button (the component button lights). Then press and hold the CLEAR
button for 3 seconds. Continue depressing both buttons (the component mode button flashes—turns
on and off again).
2.
Release the component and CLEAR buttons (the component button being programmed turns on).
Remote is now in Clear learned function mode.
3.
Press and release the button where learning is to be cleared. The component button blinks off then
back on—the learned function was cleared successfully.
4.
Repeat steps 1 through 3 until all buttons’ learned functions have been cleared.
Note: If an invalid button is pressed, the component mode button(s) flashes 4 times and the selected
component button stays on and remote remains in Clear Learned Function mode. Repeat step 3.
5.
Press the CLEAR button and your TV remote returns to its original operation mode.
Deleting ALL Learned Functions
This procedure erases all learned functions in every component mode of the remote.
1.
Press and hold the CLEAR button (the current component button lights). Then press and hold the
ON•OFF button (component button light turns off for 3 seconds, flashes, turns on and off) while
continuing to hold CLEAR.
2.
Release both buttons (current component button turns on).
3.
Press any component button to delete all learned functions in all modes. Remote is automatically
exited from this mode.
Note: Pressing the CLEAR button will NOT delete all learned functions, but will exit the Delete mode.
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Volume Punchthrough Feature
You may find this feature helpful if you’ve connected your components to an audio/video receiver
(A/V receiver) or amplifier, but you want to use the TV’s remote control to operate the volume for
a component that is connected to the audio/video receiver. An example follows:
Let’s say you’ve connected your DVD player to your audio/video receiver. You’ve also
programmed your TV remote control to operate your DVD player. Since the DVD player gets its
volume through the audio/video receiver, you would have to bounce back and forth between two
remote controls: the A/V receiver’s remote to adjust the volume and the TV’s remote control to
operate the DVD player.
The Volume Punchthrough feature eliminates the need for you to use two remote controls and
saves a button press when you’re using the TV remote to adjust the volume. In effect, you are
telling the TV remote to retrieve and send volume commands from the a/v receiver whenever the
TV remote is in DVD mode.
Therefore, after you’ve successfully set up the Volume Punchthrough feature, whenever the TV
remote is in DVD mode (press the DVD button) and you want to adjust the volume, you only
have to press the VOL + or VOL- buttons. Follow the instructions below to set up Volume
Punchthrough.
1.
IMPORTANT: First, you must program the AUDIO button on the TV’s remote control to
operate your audio receiver or amplifier. Go to page 34 for instructions. If you can’t program
this remote to operate your audio receiver, Volume Punchthrough won’t work.
2.
While setting up Volume Punchthrough, it’s best to point the remote away from components.
3.
Decide which mode the remote will be in when the volume from the audio receiver “punches
through.” The mode will be one of the component buttons (TV, DVD, SAT/CAB, VCR, or
AUX).
4.
Press and hold the VOL- button. Keep pressing VOL- while you press and release the
component button you chose in step 3 (TV, DVD, SAT/CAB, or AUX).
5.
Press and release the AUDIO button since the sound will be coming from the audio/video
receiver. Release the VOL- button.
6.
Now, test it by turning on your audio receiver or amplifier.
7.
Turn on the component that is connected to the audio/video receiver or amplifier (a DVD
player, for example).
8.
Put the TV’s remote in DVD mode by pressing the DVD button, and play a disc.
9.
Press VOL+ or VOL-. The volume from the audio receiver should increase or decrease
accordingly.
Deleting ALL Volume Punchthrough Commands
To delete all programmed Volume Punchthrough settings and return the remote control back to
the factory defaults, press and hold the VOL- button (the component button of the Volume
Punchthrough lights). While holding the VOL- button, enter the code, 000, using the number
buttons. All component buttons turn on for 2 seconds and then turn off. The remote returns to the
factory settings.
Note: If an invalid button is pressed, all component buttons blink 4 times and turn off. At
this point, you must start over.
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Input source
Acquiring Channel...
Front Input
Listening to: English in SRS FOCUS
MPAA - Not Rated
00:30
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
DVD
4:3 Normal 480i SD
Note: Watch the Channel Banner to see the input
sources change each time you press the INPUT button.
Using the INPUT Button
1.
Repeatedly press the INPUT button to scroll through the available input sources until you find
the input associated with the component (such as VCR or DVD player) you want to view.
2.
Once you find the input source you want, stop pressing INPUT.
•
If you tune to INPUT 1 and your VCR is connected to that input, you will be able to view
your VCR. To play, stop, or rewind the VCR tape using the remote that came with your TV,
you must first press the VCR, or AUX button (if AUX is programmed to VCR) to put the
remote control in VCR mode.
There are other ways of selecting a Video Input Channel:
•
Program the component (VCR, DVD, etc.) buttons on the remote control to automatically tune to
the correct Video Input Channel when pressed. For more details on Auto Tuning,
see Chapter 3.
•
When viewing an input, press ANTENNA, GO BACK, or INPUT to go back to viewing channels
or use the number buttons to enter the channel number.
Remote Code List
Audio Codes
Programmable for the AUDIO and
AUX buttons.
AUX/Dimensia/Lyra Wireless
RCA ............................................................................. 4004
Audio Cassette
GE ............................................................................... 4006
RCA ............................................................................. 4006
CD Players
ADC ........................................................ 4055, 4056, 4066
Aiwa .................................................................. 4049, 4057
Akai ............................................................................. 4058
Denon ......................................................................... 4060
Emerson ...................................................................... 4040
Fisher ...................................................... 4041, 4063, 4064
GE ..................................................................... 4007, 4065
Hitachi ........................................................................ 4042
JVC .............................................................................. 4043
Kenwood ................................................ 4044, 4067, 4068
Luxman ....................................................................... 4069
Marantz ....................................................................... 4046
MCS ............................................................................. 4070
Mitsubishi ......................................................... 4071, 4072
NEC ............................................................................. 4045
Onkyo ......................................................................... 4047
Panasonic ................................................................... 4188
Pioneer ....................................................................... 4049
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RCA .......................................................... 4007, 4050, 4062
Sears ............................................................................ 4059
Sony ................................................................... 4051, 4061
Technics ....................................................................... 4052
Toshiba ........................................................................ 4073
Yamaha .............................................................. 4053, 4054
Phono
GE ................................................................................ 4005
RCA .............................................................................. 4005
Receiver/Tuner/AMP
Aiwa .......................... 4008. 4009, 4010, 4011, 4012, 4021
Denon .......................................................................... 4027
GE ................................................................................ 4003
Harman Kardon .......................................................... 4020
JBL ............................................................................... 4020
JVC ............................................................................... 4013
Kenwood ..................................................................... 4014
Onkyo .......................................................................... 4022
Optimus ....................................................................... 4028
Panasonic .......................................................... 4023, 4024
RCA ................................................ 4003, 4015, 4029, 4030
Sherwood .................................................................... 4026
Sony ......................................................... 4016, 4017, 4025
Technics ............................................................. 4023, 4024
Yamaha .............................................................. 4018, 4019
Cable Box Codes
Programmable for SAT/CAB and AUX
buttons.
ABC ...................................... 5002, 5003, 5004, 5006, 5045
Archer ................................................................ 5008, 5009
Cableview .................................................................... 5007
Contec ......................................................................... 5015
Eastern ......................................................................... 5016
GE ...................................................................... 5002, 5003
Gemini ............................................................... 5017, 5018
General Instruments ................................................... 5003
Hamlin ................................. 5019, 5020, 5021, 5026, 5033
Hitachi ......................................................................... 5003
Jerrold ........................ 5003, 5017, 5022, 5023, 5039, 5045
Magnavox .................................................................... 5024
Memorex ..................................................................... 5026
Movie Time ................................................................. 5025
NEC .............................................................................. 5005
NSC .............................................................................. 5025
Oak .................................................................... 5015, 5027
Panasonic .......................................................... 5041, 5044
Philips ........................................... 5011, 5012, 5013, 5014,
............................................. 5018, 5024, 5028, 5029, 5030
Pioneer .............................................................. 5031, 5032
Proscan .............................................................. 5002, 5003
RCA ................................................ 5007, 5040, 5042, 5044
Realistic ........................................................................ 5009
Samsung ...................................................................... 5032
Scientific Atlanta ............................ 5006, 5034, 5035, 5036
Signature ...................................................................... 5003
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Cable Box codes (cont’d)
Sprucer ........................................................................ 5044
Standard Component ........................................ 5037, 5038
Starcom .............................................................. 5017, 5045
Stargate ........................................................................ 5017
Tocom ................................................................ 5004, 5022
United Cable ............................................................... 5045
Universal .................................................. 5008, 5009, 5010
View Star ................................................. 5015, 5024, 5025
Zenith .......................................................................... 5043
DVD codes
Programmable for DVD and AUX buttons.
DVD
Aiwa ................................................................... 3010, 3021
Apex .................................................................. 3023, 3024
Broksonic .......................................................... 3027, 3075
Daewoo ....................................................................... 3028
Denon ...................................................... 3029, 3030, 3031
Emerson ................................................... 3032, 3033, 3076
Funai ............................................................................ 3033
GE ............................................................ 3000, 3034, 3035
Go Video ..................................................................... 3077
Hitachi ................................. 3009, 3067, 3068, 3069, 3070
JVC ........................................................... 3003, 3011, 3078
Kenwood ..................................................................... 3071
Konka ................................................................ 3012, 3013
Koss ............................................................................. 3085
Lasonic ......................................................................... 3087
Magnavox .......................................................... 3004, 3036
Memorex ..................................................................... 3037
Mintek .......................................................................... 3038
Mitsubishi .................................................................... 3005
NAD ............................................................................. 3032
Norcent .............................................................. 3039, 3040
Onkyo .......................................................................... 3041
Oritron ......................................................................... 3047
Panasonic .......................................................... 3014, 3042
Philips ................................................................ 3004, 3020
Pioneer .......................................... 3006, 3043, 3044, 3045
Proscan .............................................................. 3000, 3046
Qwestar ....................................................................... 3047
RCA ...................................... 3000, 3002, 3048, 3079, 3086
Samsung ............................. 3072, 3073. 3074, 3080, 3081,
Sansui .......................................................................... 3049
Sanyo ................................................................. 3015, 3082
Sharp ........................................................ 3050, 3052, 3053
Sony ................. 3007, 3016, 3017, 3054, 3055, 3056, 3083
Sylvania ....................................................................... 3033
Teac ............................................................................. 3057
Technics ....................................................................... 3058
Toshiba ................................ 3008, 3018, 3059, 3060, 3061
Yamaha .................................................... 3062, 3063, 3064
Zenith ...................................................... 3019, 3065, 3084
Portable DVD
Aiwa ............................................................................. 3022
Audiovox ........................................................... 3025, 3026
Panasonic .................................................................... 3030
RCA .............................................................................. 3066
Sharp ............................................................................ 3051
DVD/VCR Combo Codes
DVD and AUX buttons can use DVD codes;
VCR and AUX buttons can use VCR codes
........................................................ DVD ............. VCR
Broksonic ............................................ 3075 .............. 2075
Emerson ............................................... 3076 .............. 2076
Go Video ............................................. 3077 .............. 2077
JVC ....................................................... 3078 .............. 2078
RCA ...................................................... 3079 .............. 2079
Samsung .................................... 3080, 3081 .... 2080, 2081
Sanyo ................................................... 3082 .............. 2082
Sony ..................................................... 3083 .............. 2083
Zenith .................................................. 3084 .............. 2084
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PVR Codes
Programmable for the VCR and AUX
buttons.
PVR
Replay .......................................................................... 2086
Phillips Tivo ................................................................ 2085
Home Theatre in a Box
(DVD Receiver) Codes
AUDIO and AUX buttons can use Audio
codes; DVD and AUX buttons can use DVD
codes
....................................................... Audio ........... DVD
JBL ......................................................... 4031 ............ 3088
JVC ......................................................... 4032 ............ 3089
Koss ....................................................... 4033 ............ 3090
Onkyo .................................................... 4034 ............ 3091
Panasonic .............................................. 4035 ............ 3092
Pioneer .................................................. 4036 ............ 3093
RCA ........................................................ 4037 ............ 3094
Venturer ................................................. 4038 ............ 3095
Satellite Receiver Codes
Programmable for SAT/CAB and AUX buttons.
Alphastar ..................................................................... 5064
Chapparal .......................................................... 5046, 5047
Dishnet ........................................................................ 5063
Drake ................................................................. 5048, 5049
Echostar ....................................................................... 5070
GE ............................................................ 5000, 5001, 5072
General Instruments ............................... 5050, 5051, 5052
Hitachi ............................................................... 5066, 5067
Hughes .............................................................. 5062, 5071
JVC ............................................................................... 5065
Panasonic .................................................................... 5060
Philips .......................................................................... 5068
Primestar ...................................................................... 5061
Proscan .................................................... 5000, 5001, 5072
RCA .......................................................... 5000, 5001, 5072
Realistic ........................................................................ 5053
Sony ............................................................................. 5058
STS1 ............................................................................. 5054
STS3 ............................................................................. 5055
STS4 ............................................................................. 5056
Toshiba .............................................................. 5057, 5059
Uniden ......................................................................... 5069
VCR Codes
Programmable for VCR and AUX buttons.
Admiral ........................................................................ 2068
Aiko ............................................................................. 2023
Aiwa ............................................................................. 2022
Akai ............................ 2002, 2003, 2004, 2057, 2058, 2059
Audiovox ..................................................................... 2010
Bell & Howell ............................................................. 2007
Broksonic ................................................ 2008, 2021, 2075
Calix ............................................................................. 2010
Canon ................................................................ 2017, 2018
Capehart ............................................................ 2016, 2056
Carver .......................................................................... 2037
CCE .................................................................... 2023, 2036
Citizen .... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2023
Colortyme .................................................................... 2005
Craig .............................................. 2009, 2010, 2019, 2036
Curtis-Mathes .......................................... 2005, 2009, 2012,
................................... 2014, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2060, 2072
Daewoo ........... 2011, 2013, 2015, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2056
Daytron ........................................................................ 2056
Dimensia ..................................................................... 2072
Electrohome ...................................................... 2010, 2024
Emerson .................... 2002, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2020,
................................. 2021, 2022, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027,
......................... 2028, 2039, 2059, 2061, 2067, 2069, 2076
Fisher ............................................. 2007, 2019, 2029, 2030
Fuji ........................................................... 2003, 2017, 2062
Funai ............................................................................ 2022
Garrard ........................................................................ 2022
GE .......... 2000, 2001, 2009, 2017, 2018, 2060, 2063, 2072
Gradiente ..................................................................... 2022
Harman Kardon .......................................................... 2005
Harwood ..................................................................... 2036
Hitachi ....................... 2033, 2034, 2035, 2053, 2057, 2063
JC Penney ....... 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2017,
......................... 2018, 2030, 2033, 2034, 2036, 2037, 2053
Jensen ...................................................... 2033, 2034, 2057
JVC ................... 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2057, 2064, 2078
Kenwood ......... 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2057, 2064
KLH .............................................................................. 2036
Kodak ................................................................ 2010, 2017
LG ................................................................................ 2010
Logik ............................................................................ 2036
LXI ............................................................................... 2010
Magnavox ........ 2017, 2018, 2037, 2038, 2052, 2054, 2065
Marantz ............ 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2037
Matsushita .................................................................... 2017
Memorex 2007, 2009, 2010, 2017, 2019, 2022, 2052, 2068
MGA ......................................................... 2024, 2039, 2059
Minolta ..................................................... 2033, 2034, 2053
Mitsubishi ..................................... 2024, 2033, 2034, 2039,
....................................................... 2040, 2041, 2059, 2064
Montgomery Ward ...................................................... 2068
Motorola ............................................................ 2017, 2068
MTC ............................................................................. 2009
Multitech .............................. 2009, 2012, 2022, 2031, 2036
NEC ................... 2005, 2006, 2007,2012, 2014, 2057, 2064
Nikko ........................................................................... 2010
Noblex ......................................................................... 2009
Olympus ...................................................................... 2017
Optimus ............................................................. 2010, 2068
Optonica ...................................................................... 2047
Panasonic ...................................... 2017, 2018, 2055, 2066
Pentax .................................. 2012, 2033, 2034, 2053, 2063
Pentex Research .......................................................... 2014
Philco ............................................. 2017, 2018, 2037, 2038
Philips ............................................ 2017, 2037, 2047, 2065
Pioneer .......................................... 2006, 2033, 2042, 2064
Portland ......................................... 2012, 2013, 2015, 2056
Proscan .................................................... 2000, 2001, 2072
Quasar ..................................................... 2017, 2018, 2066
RCA ..................................... 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2017,
.................................. 2033, 2034, 2043, 2044, 2045, 2053,
......................... 2060, 2063, 2066, 2070, 2072, 2073, 2079
Radio Shack ............................................. 2010, 2047, 2068
Radioshack/Realistic .................... 2007, 2009, 2010, 2017,
................................... 2018, 2019, 2022, 2024, 2029, 2047
Realistic ............................... 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017,
......................... 2018, 2019, 2022, 2024, 2029, 2047, 2068
Radix ............................................................................ 2010
Ricoh ............................................................................ 2071
Runco .......................................................................... 2052
Samsung 2004, 2009, 2011, 2027, 2031, 2058, 2080, 2081
Sansui ............................................ 2006, 2046, 2057, 2064
Sanyo ............................................. 2007, 2009, 2019, 2082
Scott ................. 2008, 2011, 2021, 2026, 2028, 2039, 2061
Sears ............................................. 2007, 2010, 2017, 2019,
............................................. 2029, 2030, 2033, 2034, 2053
Sharp .................................... 2013, 2024, 2047, 2048, 2068
Shintom ......................................... 2003, 2034, 2036, 2049
Signature ...................................................................... 2068
Singer ....................................................... 2017, 2036, 2071
Sony ..................................... 2003, 2049, 2050, 2062, 2083
STS ..................................................................... 2017, 2053
Sylvania ........... 2017, 2018, 2022, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2065
Symphonic ................................................................... 2022
Tandy ........................................................................... 2007
Tashiko ........................................................................ 2010
Tatung .......................................................................... 2057
TEAC .................................................................. 2022, 2057
Technics ............................................................. 2017, 2055
Teknika .......................................... 2010, 2017, 2022, 2051
Toshiba ...................... 2011, 2029, 2030, 2033, 2039, 2059
Totevsion ........................................................... 2009, 2010
Unitech ........................................................................ 2009
Vector Research ............................. 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012
Video Concepts ................... 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2059
Wards .............. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2019, 2022, 2024,
............... 2033, 2034, 2036, 2047, 2053, 2061, 2068, 2070
XR-1000 ................................................... 2017, 2022, 2036
Yamaha ................................ 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2057
Zenith ........................ 2003, 2049, 2052, 2062, 2071, 2084
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Chapter 2
Using the TV’s Features
Chapter Overview:
•
About the Channel Banner
•
Digital or Analog TV Channels
•
About the GUIDE Plus+ System
•
Parental Controls
•
How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada
•
Auto Tuning Feature
•
PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Operation
•
Using the Web Browser
•
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Program Title/Acquiring Channel
Ch 888-888 WWWW
Listening to: English in SRS FOCUS
MPAA - Not Rated
00:30
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
Antenna A (Air)
16:9 Normal 1080i HD
00h:00m:00s
About the Channel Banner
The Channel Banner appears when you press the TV or INFO button on the remote. If an icon in the channel banner is
grayed out (dim), the feature is not available. The following list describes the items on the Channel Banner screen (left to
right and top to bottom). Other displays that are not described here are self-explanatory.
Note: You may notice the size of the channel banner changes when you change channels. This is perfectly normal
and occurs because analog (NTSC) broadcasts and digital (ATSC) broadcasts use different formats. Your HDTV can
display both types and adjusts the picture accordingly.
The icons change appearance to show the item’s status or availability.
Program Title/Acquiring Channel Title of program or track (if available) or Acquiring Channel appears when tuning a channel.
00:30 Displays the time remaining before the TV tunes back to the channel where
Commercial Skip was activated.
12:30 AM The time when the TV shuts off as set by the Sleep Timer in Time menu.
12:39 PM Current time if the Time feature is set in Time menu or GUIDE Plus+ system is set up.
888 - 888 WWWW Current channel, subchannel and the station call letters, if available.
Notes: The station call letters may be unfamiliar to you; this is normal.
The channel number display in the GUIDE Plus+ system and the banner may not match
because the GUIDE Plus+ system and banner may use different tuning mechanisms.
Channel logo or label (if available) and if the GUIDE Plus+ Label has been turned
ON in the GUIDE Plus+ menu. Tracks for 1394 recordings.
Antenna/Auto Tuning/DTVLink Type of signal (Antenna A/B, Air/Cable) you’re viewing, what input jack has a
component connected.
Displays when Closed Captioning is available on the current channel and matches
the format select in the Capiton Priority menu.
SAP or Audio language icon appears when the current analog channel is
broadcasting SAP (Second Audio Program) information or when current digital
channel is broadcasting an alternate audio track, respectively.
Listening to: Displays when SAP is available for analog channel. For a digital channel, displays
the currently playing audio language. Changes with SOUND button. Also, shows
Audio Processor setting only when set to Variable Output.
Audio Format Icon Sound mode icons (mono, stereo, Dolby surround, four-channel surround, 4.1channel surround, five-channel surround), etc.
REC Appears when a program can be recorded; otherwise, it is grayed out.
Parental Controls Icon Red when the TV is locked, Green when the TV is unlocked, and Yellow when the
TV is temporarily unlocked.
MPAA - Not Rated V-chip program rating (not the TV’s rating set up in Parental Control menu).
16:9 1080i HD Aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9); original resolution of the broadcast, not the resolution of the TV;
HD or SD. For more information about aspect ratio and broadcast resolution, go to page 1.
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Digital or Analog TV Channels
A single off-air antenna can pick up both analog and digital channels. Digital channels can be
made up of primary channels and subchannels.
Note: Subchannels (sometimes called minor channels) are channels associated with the
Primary channel (sometimes called the major channel). A primary channel may have just
one subchannel or multiple subchannels.
Tip:
Primary
Channel
Subchannel
(if necessary)
Ch60
88- 2
-888 WWWW
Listening to: English in SRS FOCUS
MPAA - Not Rated
ON-OFF
TV Button
TV
DVD
AUX
Antenna A (Air)
4:3 Normal 480i SD
1.
Make sure the TV is in TV mode by pressing TV on the remote
control.
2.
Enter the primary channel number (up to three digits). This number
appears in the primary channel entry box. Press OK or wait a few
seconds. If you don’t enter a subchannel, the TV tunes to the lowest
subchannel.
3.
If the primary channel number has fewer than three digits and you
want to enter subchannel numbers, press the right arrow button to
advance to the subchannel entry box.
4.
Enter the number of the subchannel. This number appears in the
subchannel entry box.
5.
Press OK to tune to the channel or wait a few seconds.
VCR
SATCAB
PIP
Use the channel banner to determine
whether a channel is digital or analog.
A digital (ATSC) channel has a dash and
second number after it (e.g., 21-1); an
analog channel doesn’t (e.g., Ch 21).
AUDIO
SWAP CH. CTRL SKIP
SOUND FREEZE VCR PLUS+ LIGHT
VCR+
FORMAT
INFO
MENU
CLEAR
OK
Right Arrow
GUIDE
Notes:
You can always use the channel up and down buttons on the
remote control to change channels within the TV mode.
Tip
If a digital and analog channel have the same primary
channel number, tune to the analog channel by
entering the analog channel number or entering the
analog channel number and then a subchannel of “0.”
You may notice the size of the channel banner changes when you
change channels. This is perfectly normal and occurs because
analog (NTSC) broadcasts and digital (ATSC) broadcasts use
different formats. Your HDTV can display both types and adjusts
the picture accordingly.
If you wait too long before entering the subchannel, the TV tunes
to the lowest subchannel.
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Video
window
Promotional
Information
Action
buttons
Channel Listings
Program
information
About the GUIDE Plus+ System
The GUIDE Plus+ system is a no-fee, on-screen program guide that lists
TV schedules for your area and allows your TV direct control of a cable
box and/or VCR. You must first set up the GUIDE Plus+ system in order
to view this on-screen program guide (see Chapter 1 for details).
Menu
options
Tips
The GUIDE Plus+ system automatically comes up when
you use the TV or ON/OFF button on the remote to
turn on the TV. You can turn off this feature by
selecting Setup from the GUIDE Plus+ menu, selecting
Options, then setting Auto Display to Off.
Also, since the program information provided by the
GUIDE Plus+ system is based on your locale, you will
need to run Setup again if you move to a different ZIP
or postal code.
There are six sections of the GUIDE Plus+ system:
• A video window
• Blue and Green Action buttons at the top of the screen
• Program information
• Promotional information
• Channel listings
• Menu options (Listings, Sort, News, Messages, Promotions, Schedule,
Channels, Setup)
Notes: If you have cable and air signals, connect cable to
Antenna A. If you have air signal only, connect it to Antenna A.
Antenna A is where the GUIDE Plus+ system gets its Listings.
Whenever the GUIDE Plus+ system is activated in the TV, the lastviewed channel of Antenna A appears in the video window.
The GUIDE Plus+ system screens illustrated in this book are
representations of what you are likely to see. Not all channels,
programs, and GUIDE Plus+ information depicted will be
available in your area. New features and options can be
downloaded to the GUIDE Plus+ system, so these are subject to
change also. The GUIDE Plus+ system doesn’t display program
listings for satellite TV.
Using the GUIDE Plus+ System
To enter the GUIDE Plus+ system:
• Press GUIDE on the remote or press MENU on remote and select GUIDE Plus+ menu. Then select GUIDE
Plus+ system, press MENU, then OK twice.
To exit the GUIDE Plus+ system:
• Highlight a program and press OK to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and tune to the program (channel).
•
Press GUIDE to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and tune to the program (channel) displayed in the video
window.
•
Press CLEAR to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and return to the original channel except when the channel
is an analog channel on Antenna B. Pressing CLEAR will switch you to Antenna A, same channel.
The GUIDE Plus+ System Menus
The GUIDE Plus+ system offers different options on the Menu bar: Listings, Sort, News, Schedule, Messages,
Promotions, Channels, and Setup. To access the Menu bar:
1. Press GUIDE (the GUIDE Plus+ programming guide appears).
2.
Press MENU or up and down arrow buttons to select the Menu bar (the Grid Guide appears by default).
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.
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Listings
The Listings appear each time you enter the GUIDE Plus+ system. They
display the current programming for each channel. The current program
of Antenna A is displayed in the video window.
If you are highlighting a digital
channel, the channel label will include
a subchannel, such as CBS [4-08].
•
Press the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to browse
channel listings and the channel up and down buttons to page
through the listings. Use the right and left arrow buttons to browse
future program listings.
•
Press the Green button to skip ahead 24 hours; press the Blue
button to go back 24 hours only when Listings is highlighted.
•
To tune to a channel, highlight the program you want to view in the
channel listings and press OK.
•
Directly access a channel by using the number buttons. To access a
digital channel, enter major # (13), right arrow button, then
subchannel #.
Use the Guide Action Buttons as described below.
Listings menu
selection
Action buttons
Guide Action Buttons
The Blue and Green action buttons’ actions or commands change
according to where you are in the GUIDE Plus+ system. Be sure to look
at the action bar before pressing the action buttons.
When highlighting a program, the following Action buttons appear:
Network logos (if available) or
labels
Tip
You can also record a currently tuned program by
pressing the VCR PLUS+ button without entering the
GUIDE Plus+ system.
•
Watch Press the Blue button on the remote to place a timer into the
Schedule so the TV turns on and tunes to the program highlighted in
the channel listing.
•
Record Press the Green button on the remote to place a timer into
the Schedule so the VCR records the program highlighted in the
channel listing. Or, highlight a program and press the VCR PLUS+
button.
If you have a cable box, changing channels on the TV causes the
cable box channel to change while recording.
Record appears only if you have set up the GUIDE Plus+ system and
specified your VCR type.
Important Notes: Pressing the VCR PLUS+ button begins
recording the currently tuned program without entering the
guide (similar to express recording). The recording stops when
the program ends. The GUIDE Plus+ system must be set up.
You need to make sure that your VCR is tuned to the Line INPUT,
and is turned off prior to recording start time. Do not change
channels on the TV or VCR when making a recording.
Expanded Information
Press INFO on the remote to see additional program information.
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Locking the Video Window
When highlighting the channel names (the left column on the channel listing), the following Action buttons appear:
•
Lock/Unlock Press the Blue action button to lock or unlock the video window to either stay at one channel as you
browse the GUIDE Plus+ system (lock) or change as you browse through different channels (unlock). The PIP button
also locks/unlocks the video window.
Note: When the video window is unlocked, changing channels in the guide might switch the video window to the
same channel on the other antenna.
Sort menu
selection
Sort
options
Sort
The Sort menu lets you browse programs by different categories, such as
Sports, Movies, and Children’s programs. You can sort alphabetically by
selecting “A-B-C.”
News menu action
buttons
News menu
selection
•
Use the arrow buttons to select the sort option.
•
Use the Action buttons to schedule a watch timer or a record timer.
News
The News menu lets you browse current news stories by headline.
1.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight a story.
• Use the up and down arrows to browse the list one story at a time.
• Use the channel up and down buttons to browse through the list
one page at a time.
2.
Press the right arrow button or the INFO button to see all of the text
for the story.
Note: If available, MSNBC is tuned while using the News feature.
Messages
Occasionally you receive messages regarding your GUIDE Plus+ system, as well as special programming
information. You can access these messages from the Messages menu on the Menu bar.
Promotions
The Promotions menu displays a list of all the promotions available through the GUIDE Plus+ system.
Highlight the Promotions menu and then use the down arrow to scroll through the list. When the
promotion you want to view is highlighted, press INFO (the promotional information appears on-screen).
Press the right arrow button to return to the Promotions list.
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Schedule
The Schedule menu allows you to alter the programs for either viewing or recording programs.
Schedule Menu Action Buttons
•
Remove Highlight the Watch or Record timer you wish to remove from the schedule and
press the Blue button on the remote.
•
Change Highlight the Watch or Record timer you wish to change and press the Green
button on the remote to toggle the frequency between the following choices:
ONCE records only on that day.
WEEKLY
records each week at the same day and time.
REGULARLY records the program every day of the week when it appears on the same
channel at the same time.
OFF turns timer off.
Channels
You can customize the channel listing by enabling or disabling the display of certain channels.
For instance, you may disable channels that you never watch. Use the action buttons to remove,
replace, or change channels. Any changes in the guide Channels only affect the program guide
display and not the channel lists in the television’s Main Menu.
Setup
The Setup menu allows you to access the GUIDE Plus+ setup information. You can do the
following in the Setup menu:
•
Change system settings Confirms the settings you completed in the GUIDE Plus+ system
setup are correct.
•
Change channel display Displays the Channel Editor which lets you choose which
channels are highlighted.
•
Review options Displays the GUIDE Plus+ auto display options.
On Automatically displays the GUIDE Plus+ system when you press the ON•OFF or TV
button on the remote control.
Off Disables the GUIDE Plus+ system from being displayed automatically each time you
turn on the TV.
Promotions and Advertising
To find out more information about a program, advertisement or special,
use the left arrow button to highlight the channel listing or promotional
information box. Press INFO for more information.
You can view a list of all advertisements and promotions by selecting
Promotions from the menu bar.
Promotional Information
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Antenna A List
4 Antenna B List
5 V-Chip TV Rating
6 V-Chip Movie Rating
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
9 Web Browser Block
Parental Controls
Parental Controls
Locking the TV puts into effect all of the rating limits, the
Locked List, and blocking features that you have set up in
the Parental Controls menu.
In order to lock the TV, enter the four-digit password you
would like to use.
No
Locking the TV puts into effect the rating limits, the Locked
List, and blocking features. Press OK to continue.
Tip
You must lock the TV for the parental controls settings
to be enforced.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Unlock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Antenna A List
4 Antenna B List
5 V-Chip TV Rating
6 V-Chip Movie Rating
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
9 Web Browser Block
The options of the Parental Controls menu are Unlock/Lock TV, Video
Input List, Antenna A List, Antenna B List, USA V-Chip, Canada V-Chip,
V-Chip Unrated, Front Button Block, and Web Browser Block.
Lock/Unlock TV
Parental Controls
Unlocking the TV turns off the rating limits, the Locked List,
and blocking features. The Unlocked List will be used instead
of the Locked List.
Do you want to unlock the TV?
Point to "Yes" and press OK to unlock the TV.
Point to "No" and press OK to cancel.
Yes
The Parental Controls menu allows you to program your TV so that
children cannot see certain programs, channels, browser, or use the
buttons on the front of the TV. The Parental Controls menu also involves
software inside your TV (referred to as V-Chip) which lets you program
your TV so it won’t display certain programs and movies based on
violence, sex, or other content you may believe children should not
view. Once you block programs, you or other adults can unblock
programs by entering a password to unlock video or enter the password
to edit the features in the Parental Controls menu. By default, the
software inside your TV is turned “off,” so if you don’t want to use this
feature, you can just ignore it.
No
Warning: Unlocking the TV turns off the rating limits, the
Locked List, and blocking features. Press OK to continue.
Selecting this option lets you lock and unlock the parental controls and the TV
using a password. It also affects the channel lists. If you select the Unlock
option when watching TV, you see the channels that have a check mark in
the Unlocked List. If you select Lock when watching TV, you see the channels
that are Viewable in the Locked List. If the TV is locked, all channels can still
be accessed by using the number buttons on the remote control but may not
be viewed if they are blocked (enter password to see program).
Notes: When locking the TV, you’ll be asked to enter a password and
then to re-enter the password a second time to re-confirm your
password choice.
If you do not lock the TV, none of the settings for V-Chip, channel
block, front panel block, and web browser block take effect.
If you forget your password, simultaneously press and hold the MENU/
OK button on the front panel and VOLUME down button on the
remote for three seconds. This resets the password only and unlocks the
TV; all other settings in Parental Controls are not changed.
If you’ve locked the TV, set a record timer in the GUIDE Plus+ system
and you aren’t there to provide your password, the recording takes
place only if the program doesn’t exceed the V-Chip ratings, and
channel is in the unlocked list.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Antenna A List
4 Antenna B List
5 V-Chip TV Rating
6 V-Chip Movie Rating
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
9 Web Browser Block
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List
List
All Channels Ant A (All)
0
0-1
0-2
0-3
0-4
0-5
0-6 to 0-999
1
1-1
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Press OK to edit the Antenna A List. Each channel can be
added or deleted in the list and made blocked or viewable.
Channel Lists (Video Input List, Antenna A List,
Antenna B List)
The channel lists contain the following information: major channel
number (with subchannel number only if a digital channel), channel call
letters (when channel is tuned), Locked List, and Unlocked List. The major
channels listed in Antenna A List and Antenna B List for off-air or cable
sources are based on the channel search results. If a major channel is not
found by Channel Search, then it is not listed. A Channel Search does not
affect the Video Input List; all video inputs are listed.
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For each major channel 0 through 125 found through channel search in Antenna A and B Lists, there are six
subchannels (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 to 999). The subchannels are the same for every major channel and are not
based on which subchannels a broadcaster is actually broadcasting. Subchannels are not supported for major
channels 126 through 999. Even if a subchannel is checked in Antenna A/B List, it won’t be tuned to when
you press CH+ if the channel doesn’t exist. An analog channel (major) and a digital channel (subchannel) can
share the same channel number and are both listed in the Antenna A/B List screens.
Editing Channels in the Channel Lists
All the lists are only editable through the Unlocked List and Locked List in the Parental Controls menu You can
remove or “hide” a channel from the Unlocked List by removing the checkmark in the checkbox. Also, you can
remove or “hide” a channel from the Locked List by selecting Blocked in the Locked List. When you press the
channel buttons, that channel will be skipped. When the TV is locked, you can still access the channel
directly by using the number buttons on the remote control but may not be able to see the video until a valid
password is entered.
You can also add ALL or delete ALL channels in a list by changing the checkbox or choice field in the line that
says All channels, but be very careful because you could erase all of your selections.
Notes:
The GUIDE Plus+ system and Parental Controls both have a channel selection feature.
The Channel feature in the GUIDE Plus+ system controls which channels appear in the guide and has
no effect on which channels appear in the channel lists, and vice versa.
If a cable box is connected to Antenna A, the channel list can be edited for Antenna A in the Parental
Controls menu. If a cable box is connected via INPUT1, the channel list cannot be edited. You can only
use channel up/down or use the number buttons.
How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada
The V-Chip software reads a code that most broadcasters send with programs. That code tells the TV software
the program’s age-based rating (TV-MA, TV-14, etc.) and content themes [(Violence (V), Adult Language (L),
etc.)]. If you have blocked the rating and/or content themes that the program contains and the TV is locked
and you tune to a program whose rating exceeds the rating limit you set, you will receive a message telling
you that the program is not approved for viewing.
Broadcasters are not required to provide content themes, so programs received with no content themes will only
be blocked if you block their age-based rating and the TV is locked. You can also block out programs that have
been given a rating of “Not Rated,” or “Exempt” and programs that are considered “unrated” with the V-Chip
Unrated menu. The TV age-based ratings and content themes you can block are in the table on the next page.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 V-Chip TV Rating
2 V-Chip Movie Rating
Parental Controls
USA V-Chip TV Ratings
USA V-Chip
The V-Chip TV Rating limits are set in this screen.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
Rating
Status
D
Rating Content
L
S
V
TV-MA
Blocked
B
B
B
TV-14
Viewable
V
V
V
V
TV-PG
Blocked
B
B
0
B
B
TV-G
Blocked
TV-Y7
Blocked
TV-Y
Blocked
FV
The USA V-Chip TV Rating lets you decide which TV programs can and
cannot be viewed. To set TV programming limits:
1. Choose Parental Controls from the Main menu. If Parental Controls
(TV) have previously been locked, you must enter your password.
B
Press OK to set the age-based TV rating limit and content
theme limit.
2.
Highlight and select USA V-Chip.
3.
Highlight and select V-Chip TV Rating.
4. Once you get to the V-Chip TV Rating screen, use the arrow buttons
and OK on your remote to change the status of a TV program rating
or content theme from Viewable to Blocked.
Proceed to the next sections for more details about how to change the
status of TV program limits.
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USA V-Chip Rating Limit Screen
The following is an example of where items are located within the V-Chip TV Rating screen below the USA V-Chip menu.
Rating Status Field
Lets you select whether the status of the age-based
Rating Field
rating limit to the left is Viewable or Blocked.
Content Themes
Lists the content themes you
can block or view.
Lets you select from a
list of age-based ratings
you can block or view.
Main Menu
0
1 V-Chip TV Rating
2 V-Chip Movie Rating
Go Back
Rating Settings
Area
Parental Controls
Rating
Status
TV-MA
Blocked
Lets you see the current
TV-14
Viewable
block/view state of age-
TV-PG
Blocked
based ratings and
TV-G
Blocked
associated content. The
TV-Y7
Blocked
Viewable (V) settings are
TV-Y
Blocked
coded in green, and the
Blocked (B) settings are
USA V-Chip
The V-Chip TV Rating limits are set in this screen.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
D
Rating Content
L
S
V
Content Status Fields
Lets you select which
FV
content themes to view for
B
B
B
the selected rating, and
V
V
V
V
whether the status of the
B
0
B
B
B
content theme is currently
Viewable (V) or Blocked (B).
B
Press OK to set the age-based TV rating limit and content
theme limit.
coded in red.
Age-Based
Rating
TV-MA
TV-14
TV-PG
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USA Description and Content Themes for Age-Based Ratings
Mature Audience Only. Specifically designed to be viewed by adults and may be unsuitable for children
under 17. It contains one or more of the following content themes: crude indecent language (L), explicit
sexual activity (S), or graphic violence (V).
Parents Strongly Cautioned. Contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children
under 14. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned
against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended. This program contains one or more of the
following content themes: intensely suggestive dialogue (D), strong coarse language (L), intense sexual
situations (S), or intense violence (V).
Parental Guidance Suggested. Contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children. Many
parents may want to watch it with their younger children. The program contains one or more of the following
content themes: some suggestive dialogue (D), infrequent coarse language (L), some sexual situations (S), or
moderate violence (V).
TV-G
General Audience. Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages. It contains
little or no sexual dialogue (D) or situations (S), no strong language (L), and little
or no violence (V).
TV-Y7
Directed to Children 7 years and older. Designed for children ages 7 and above. It may be more
appropriate for children who have acquired the developmental skills needed to distinguish between makebelieve and reality. Themes and elements in this program may include mild fantasy violence (FV) or comedic
violence, or may frighten children under the age of 7.
TV-Y
All Children. Themes and elements in this program are designed for a young audience, including children
from ages 2-6. It is not expected to frighten younger children.
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Blocking Age-Based Ratings
You can automatically block all program ratings above a specified age-based rating level. For example, if
you only want your child to watch programs that have a TV-G rating and lower (in other words, you want
the child to watch TV-G, TV-Y7, and TV-Y), then you need to block out higher ratings.
To block programs with higher ratings:
1.
First, determine the lowest level rating you don’t want the child to watch (see chart of age-based
ratings on previous page).
2.
Highlight the lowest rating you do not want the child to watch. In the example discussed above, you
would highlight TV-PG, since the highest rating you want the child to watch is TV-G.
3.
Press the OK button to toggle between Viewable and Blocked. The status for the rating listed to the
right and all higher ratings automatically change to Blocked (and B).
4.
Select Lock TV from the Parental Controls menu. Enter a password and re-enter password a second
time to confirm the password.
Hierarchy of Age-Based Ratings
Viewing Age-Based Ratings
TV-MA
Mature Audience Only
After you block age-based ratings, you have the option of changing some
of the ratings back to Viewable ( V).
TV-14
Parents Strongly Cautioned
1.
Determine which blocked rating you want to view.
TV-PG
Parental Guidance Suggested
2.
TV-G
General Audience
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the rating with a
status of Blocked.
TV-Y7
Directed to Children 7 years
and older
3.
Press the OK button to select Viewable.
TV-Y
All Children
Notes: The content status fields corresponding to the unblocked
rating become Viewable as well. They and the age-based rating
status are the only fields that automatically change back to
Viewable when you complete this process.
You must remember to lock the TV for rating limits to take effect.
Blocking Specific Content Themes
You can block programs based on their content. When you block a content theme for a particular rating, you
automatically block that content theme for higher rated programs as well.
For example, if you do not want your child to watch programs that have adult language (L) rated TV-PG or higher,
then you could block out all programming TV-PG and above containing adult language.
To block program content:
1.
Determine the lowest level of content you don’t want the child to watch.
2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to highlight the age-based ratings that correspond with the
lowest content you do not want the child to watch. (In the example above, you would highlight TV-PG.)
3.
Press the OK button to change content status from (V) Viewable to (B) Blocked. All higher ratings’ content
themes change to Blocked.
Notes: Broadcasters are not required to provide content themes or age-based ratings.
You must remember to lock the TV for rating limits to take effect.
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Viewing Specific Content Themes
If you block specific content themes, you have the option of going back and changing some of the
content themes back to (V) Viewable:
Content Themes
D
Sexually explicit dialogue
L
Adult language
S
Sexual situations
V
Violence
FV
Fantasy Violence
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 V-Chip TV Rating
2 V-Chip Movie Rating
Parental Controls
X
NC-17
Determine the content themes you want to change to (V) Viewable.
2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the age-based rating
whose content theme you want to change to Viewable
3.
Press the OK button to change its status back to V. Your child would
then be able to watch programs with TV-14 adult language content,
but not programs with TV-PG or TV-MA language content.
Note: Only the content theme status corresponding to TV-14
(L) language changes to (V) View. Higher rated content themes,
such as that for TV-MA language, do not change.
USA V-Chip
The V-Chip MPAA movie rating limits are set in this screen.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
Rating
1.
Status
Blocked
Blocked
R
Blocked
Not Rated
Movies
PG-13
Viewable
Blocked
PG
Viewable
G
Viewable
Press OK to set the movie rating limits which are enforced
when the TV is locked.
V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
You set movie (MPAA) rating limits by blocking movies rated above a
specified rating. How to block movie ratings and view movie ratings is
explained in the next two sections.
To access the V-Chip Movie Rating menu:
1.
Press MENU on the remote control (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Select Parental Controls.
3.
Select USA V-Chip.
4.
Select V-Chip Movie Rating.
Blocking Movie Ratings
If you only want your child to watch movies that have a PG rating and lower (in other words, movies rated PG and G),
then you could automatically block out all other movies with higher ratings.
To block movies:
1.
Highlight the rating that is the lowest rating you don’t want the child to watch. (In the example above, you would
highlight the rating status button corresponding to PG-13, since the highest rating you want the child to watch is
PG.)
2.
Press the OK button to change the button from Viewable to Blocked. All higher ratings automatically change to
Blocked.
3.
If the TV is not locked, you must lock it so the movie rating limits will take effect.
Note: Some movies may be given a Not Rated (NR) rating. After blocking movie ratings, you must set NR to
Viewable separately to view NR movies.
Viewing Movie Ratings
After you block movie ratings, you have the option of changing some of the rating status buttons back to Viewable:
1.
Highlight the rating you want to view.
2.
Press the OK button to change the button from Blocked to Viewable.
For example, if movies with a rating of PG-13 and higher are blocked, you can change the rating status
corresponding with NC-17. Your child would then be able to watch all movies with a G, PG, and NC-17 Rating.
3.
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Canada V-Chip
Canadian TV V-Chip supports two different Canadian rating systems: English and French.
Age-Based
Rating
18+
14+
Canada V-Chip English Rating System
Adults. Programming intended for adults 18 and older. It may contain elements of violence,
language, and sexual content which could make it unsuitable for viewers under 18. Violence
guidelines: may contain violence integral to the development of the plot, character or theme,
intended for adult audiences. Other content guidelines: may contain graphic language and explicit
portrayals of nudity and/or sex.
Viewers 14 and over. Programming contains themes or content which may not be suitable for
viewers under the age of 14. Parents are strongly cautioned to exercise discretion in permitting
viewing by pre-teens and early teens. Violence guidelines: may contain intense scenes of violence.
Could deal with mature themes and societal issues in a realistic fashion. Other content guidelines:
may contain scenes of nudity and/or sexual activity. There could be frequent use of profanity.
PG
Parental Guidance. Programming intended for a general audience but which may not be suitable
for younger children (under the age of 8). Parents may consider some content inappropriate for
unsupervised viewing by children aged 8-13. Violence guidelines: depictions of conflict and/or
aggression will be limited and moderate; may include physical, fantasy, or supernatural violence.
Other content guidelines: may contain infrequent mild profanity, or mildly suggestive language.
Could also contain brief scenes of nudity.
G
General Audience. Programming considered acceptable for all ages groups. While not designed
specifically for children, it is understood younger viewers may be part of the audience. Violence
guidelines: will contain very little violence, either physical or verbal or emotional. Will be sensitive
to themes which could frighten a younger child, will not depict realistic scenes of violence which
minimize or gloss over the effects of violent acts. Other content guidelines: there may be some
inoffensive slang, no profanity and no nudity.
C8+
Children 8 and Older. Programming generally considered acceptable for children 8 years and over
to watch on their own. Violence guidelines: violence will not be portrayed as the preferred,
acceptable, or only way to resolve conflict or encourage children to imitate dangerous acts which
they may see on television. Any realistic depictions of violence will be infrequent, discreet, of low
intensity and will show the consequences of the acts. Other content guidelines: there will be no
profanity, nudity or sexual content.
C
C (Children) Programming intended for children under age 8. Violence guidelines: careful attention
is paid to themes which could threaten children’s sense of security and well being. There will be no
realistic scenes of violence. Depictions of aggressive behavior will be infrequent and limited to
portrayals that are clearly imaginary, comedic or unrealistic in nature. Other content guidelines:
there will be no offensive language, nudity or sexual content.
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Age-Based
Rating
Canada V-Chip French Rating System
18+
Adults. Programming is for adults only. This program contains sustained violence or extremely
violent scenes.
16+
Viewers 16 and over. Programming is not suitable for those under age 16. This program contains
frequent scenes of violence or intensely violent scenes.
13+
13+ (Viewers 13 and over) Programming may not be suitable for children under the age of 13. This
program either contains several violent scenes or one or more scenes that are violent enough to
affect them. Viewing in the company of an adult is therefore strongly recommended for children
under the age of 13.
8+
8+ (Viewers 8 and over) Not recommended for young children. This program is suitable for most
audiences, but it contains mild or occasional violence that could upset young children. Viewing in the
company of an adult is therefore recommended for young children (under the age of 8) who do not
distinguish between reality and imagination.
G
G (General Audience) This program is suitable for audiences of all ages. It contains no violence, or
any violence that it does contain is either minimal or is presented in a humorous manner, as a
caricature, or in an unrealistic way.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 English Ratings
2 French Ratings
Parental Controls
Canada V-Chip
You may not need to set the options on this screen unless
you live in or near Canada.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
Rating
Status
"18+"
"14+"
Canada V-Chip
The English or French Canada V-Chip TV Rating lets you decide which
TV programs can and cannot be viewed. To set TV programming limits:
Blocked
Blocked
"PG"
Blocked
Not Rated
Movies
"G"
Viewable
Blocked
"C8+"
Viewable
"C"
Viewable
Press OK to block or view programs with this rating and
corresponding themes. Pressto return to the menu.
1. Choose Parental Controls from the Main menu. If Parental Controls
(TV) have previously been locked, you must enter your password.
2.
Highlight Canada V-Chip and select either Canada’s English Ratings
or French Ratings.
3. Once you get to the English or French Ratings screen, use the arrow
buttons and OK on your remote to change the status of a TV
program rating or content theme from Viewable to Blocked.
Main Menu
0
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Antenna A List
4 Antenna B List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
9 Web Browser Block
Go Back
Parental Controls
Block Unrated and Exempt Programs
View Unrated and Exempt Programs
Note: "Unrated" and "Exempt" TV programs may include
news, sports, political, religious, local and weather
programs, emergency bulletins, public announcements,
programs without ratings, the Movie rating "N/A",
the USA TV rating "None", and the Canadian rating of
"Exempt" (E).
The TV must be locked for the V-Chip Unrated feature to be
enforced.
Unrated programming can either be blocked or viewable when
the TV is locked. Press OK to continue.
V-Chip Unrated Program Block
Selecting this option lets you decide if programs that the V-Chip
recognizes as “Unrated” (USA) and “Exempt” (Canada can be viewed. Note
that “Unrated” and “Exempt” TV programs may include news, sports,
political, religious, local and weather programs, emergency bulletins,
public announcements, and programs without ratings, the movie rating “N/
A,” and the TV rating “None” and the Canadian rating of “Exempt.”
Block Unrated and Exempt Programs All unrated and exempt
programs are available.
View Unrated and Exempt Programs All unrated and exempt
programs are not available.
Note: You must remember to lock the TV for rating limits to take
effect.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Antenna A List
4 Antenna B List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
9 Web Browser Block
Front Button Block
Parental Controls
Selecting this option lets you block (disable) or unblock (enable) the TV’s
front buttons. The remote still tunes to any channel. Front Panel Block can:
Front Buttons Blocked
Front Buttons Unblocked
When the buttons on the TV are blocked and the TV is
locked, only the remote or keyboard will control the TV.
This keeps children from playing with the buttons. It also
keeps children from watching TV when a guardian is not
present (you must hide the remote for this to be effective.)
Note: If power to the TV is lost for more than an hour (for
example, a power outage) the buttons become unblocked.
Press OK to block (disable) the buttons on the front of the TV.
Only the remote or keyboard will control the TV.
•
Keep children from watching TV when the parent is not present.
•
Keep young children from playing with the buttons on the TV.
(When using this as a Parental Control method, you should remove
access to any remote that is capable of operating the television.)
Don’t forget to lock the TV after you select Blocked. If you do not, the
front panel block will not take effect.
Note: If power to the TV is lost for an extended period, the buttons
become unblocked. Blocking the front buttons does not disable the
front input.
Main Menu
0
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Antenna A List
4 Antenna B List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
9 Web Browser Block
Go Back
Block Web Browser
View Web Browser
This television has an Ethernet connection and a built-in web
browser for accessing the Internet with a cable modem or
DSL unit. If you want access to the web browser to require
a password, select "Block Web Browser" and lock the TV.
Access to the web browser can be blocked to require a
password when the TV is locked. Press OK to continue.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Antenna Info
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Signal Type
6 Auto Tuning
7 1394 Setup
8 Special Features
9 Ethernet Setup
Web Browser Block
Parental Controls
Tip: If you indicated in
GUIDE Plus+ Setup that
you have a cable box,
set the Auto Tuning for
SAT-CABLE to "Not
Connected".
VCR2 (Aux default)
Front Input
DVD
Front Input
Make sure the TV is locked. If you do not, Web Browser Block will not
block browser access even if you set Block Web Browser.
Auto Tuning Feature
Connections
Select which input or channel should be automatically tuned
when a button listed below is pressed on the remote control.
VCR
Front Input
Selecting this option lets you decide if the web browser can be accessed.
Block Web Browser Need a password to view web content when
TV is locked.
View Web Browser Web browser is accessible without a
password when TV is locked.
SAT-CABLE (Satellite or Cable Box)
Front Input
Press OK to select the channel or input that is tuned when
the VCR key is pressed on the remote.
The way you set up the Auto Tuning feature in the TV’s menu
corresponds to the component buttons on the remote and the way you
have each component connected to your TV. When you set auto tuning,
you’re telling the TV what channel to tune to when you press the VCR,
DVD, or SAT/CAB button on the remote control. This is especially useful
for going directly to an input like a 1394 input.
Note: AUX by default is set up for a second RCA VCR. Or, you can
program VCR or AUX to operate a second RCA VCR with the 2001 code.
Also, any VCR programmed to the AUX button becomes “VCR2” button
and controllable by auto tuning.
DVD
SATCAB
VCR
AUX
1.
Press MENU (the MAIN MENU appears)
2.
Highlight Connections and press OK.
3.
Highlight Auto Tuning and press OK
4.
Highlight the component button field and continually press OK to
scroll through the selection of inputs.
AUDIO
With the Auto Tuning feature, you can set up
the TV to tune to the channel you want to
watch by pressing that component’s button.
Auto Tuning for the TV button cannot be set.
The choices and a brief explanation follow:
Not Connected Choose this if you don’t have this particular
component connected to the TV, or if you don’t want the TV to
automatically tune to the correct channel when you press one of the
component buttons on the remote.
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Channel 2, 3 or 4 Antenna A Component is connected to the ANTENNA A jack on the back of
the TV, and you want the TV to tune to channel 2, 3, or 4 when you press the corresponding
button on the remote. Reminder: make sure the component’s Channel 2/3 or 3/4 switch is set to
match the channel you choose in Auto Tuning.
Channel 2, 3 or 4 Antenna B Component is connected to the ANTENNA B jack on the back of
the TV, and you want the TV to tune to channel 2, 3, or 4 when you press the corresponding
button on the remote. Reminder: make sure the component’s Channel 2/3 or 3/4 switch is set to
match the channel you choose in Auto Tuning.
Front Input Component is connected to the S-VIDEO IN or VIDEO IN jack on the front of the TV and
you want the TV to tune to the front Video Input Channel when you press the corresponding button.
Input 1, Input 2 Component is connected to a VIDEO or S-Video jack on the back of the TV and
you want the TV to tune to the Video Input Channel when you press the corresponding button.
Input 3, Input 4 Compatible component video source, such as a DVD player or satellite
receiver, is connected to the composite/component VIDEO INPUT jacks (Y•Pb•Pr) on the back of
the TV and you want the TV to tune to the composite/component video input when you press the
corresponding button.
Input 5 Component is connected to the DVI-HDTV jack on the back of the TV and you want the
TV to tune to this input when you press the corresponding button.
DTVLink 1394 components connected to the DTVLink jacks on the back of the TV can also be
autotuned.
PIP (Picture-in-Picture) Operation
The PIP (Picture-In-Picture) feature lets you display a second, smaller analog (NTSC format)
picture on top of the main analog picture. The main and PIP channels must be from the same
antenna A or B; you cannot have the main picture from Antenna A and the PIP picture from
Antenna B. However, inputs can use PIP regardless if Antenna A or B is used for the main or PIP
picture. You will only be able to use the PIP window and main picture with analog channels.
PIP Buttons
PIP
buttons
PIP
SWAP CH. CTRL SKIP
SOUND FREEZE VCR PLUS+ LIGHT
VCR+
FORMAT
INFO
There are certain remote buttons that control the way the PIP window
works:
PIP Brings up the PIP window. Press PIP again to remove the window.
MENU
CLEAR
Arrows Let you move the PIP window to different areas of the screen.
Arrow
buttons
OK
FREEZE Freezes entire screen, including the main picture and PIP
window, if PIP is displayed. Does not support all inputs.
G
Tip
If you want to go directly to an input or channel in PIP
(or main), set up auto tuning and press the component
button.
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SWAP Switches the video from the PIP window to the main picture.
CH CTRL (Channel Control) Lets you switch channel control between
the PIP window and the main picture. To determine whether you are
controlling the PIP or the main picture, look at the channel banner as you
change channels or press INFO button. The triangular indicator ( ) beside
the channel number lets you know which picture you’re controlling with
channel up/down, number buttons, etc.
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Program Title/Acquiring Channel
Main picture
channel
number
00:30
Ch 888-888 WWWW
Listening to: English in SRS FOCUS
MPAA - Not Rated
Channel
control
indicator
PIP Ch 8
Unrated
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
Antenna A (Air)
4:3 Normal 480i SD
Antenna A (Air)
PIP channel number
Using the PIP Feature
The PIP feature is only available for analog (NTSC) channels, PIP won’t work when tuned to a
digital (ATSC) channel. Use the channel banner to determine whether a channel is digital or
analog. A digital (ATSC) channel has a dash and second number after it (e.g., 21-2); an analog
channel doesn’t (e.g., Ch 21). While you may use PIP in different ways, this basic PIP scenario
should get you started. When watching an analog channel, follow these steps.
1.
Press the PIP button on the remote control. The PIP window appears on the screen and
Channel Control is automatically set to the PIP window.
2.
Use the channel up and down or number buttons to change the PIP channel.
3.
To change the program in the main picture window, press CH CTRL. Then use the channel up
and down or number buttons. To go back and forth between controlling the PIP window and
the main picture, press the CH CTRL button.
PIP Problems?
•
If you are channel surfing and the PIP disappears, you may have tuned to a digital channel. To
view PIP and the main picture, make sure that both the main and PIP channels are analog
inputs, or signals. Continue changing the channel until you find an analog (NTSC format)
channel. The PIP window will reappear.
Program Title/Acquiring Channel
00:30
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
Ch 888-888 WWWW
Listening to: English in SRS FOCUS
MPAA - Not Rated
PIP Not Viewable
Antenna A (Air)
4:3 Normal 480i SD
Antenna A (Air)
The message “PIP Not Viewable or Exceeds Rating” in the channel banner lets you know
that PIP is not available on this channel and you should tune to another channel.
•
If you press PIP and the PIP window is gray, you may have activated the Parental Control
feature and the program exceeds the rating limits you set. For information on removing limits,
see the section “Parental Controls.”
•
You cannot view closed captioning in the PIP window.
•
PIP channel skips all digital (ATSC) TV channels and tunes to analog channels.
•
PIP cannot be displayed from component (Y•Pb•Pr) inputs.
Tip
A typical use of SWAP is to scan through channels in
the PIP window, and when you find a channel you like,
press SWAP to display that channel in the main picture.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 GUIDE Plus+ Menu
2 Picture Quality
3 Audio
4 Time
5 Parental Controls
6 Connections
7 Preferences
8 Assisted Setup
9 Web Browser
This television has a built-in web browser for linking to the
Internet. To fully operate the web browser, you will need
the right keyboard, a connection to the Internet via the
Ethernet jack, and an Internet service provider.
Some remote keys will allow limited pointing (arrow keys),
selection (OK key), and BACK and FORWARD web page
navigation (REVERSE and FORWARD keys). To quit the
browser from the remote, press CLEAR. To open the
web browser now, press OK.
Press OK orto launch the web browser and connect to the
Internet.
Using the Web Browser
Important: To use the TV’s browser, you must have your TV
connected to the Internet (e.g., cable modem or DSL) and subscribe to
an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
You can start the browser on your TV by selecting it from the main
menu. The TV front panel and remote control provide basic navigation
without a keyboard. If you launch the browser from the main menu, a
message pops up to suggest that you use a keyboard to use with this TV
to connect to the Internet.
The optional keyboard will allow you to get optimum use of web browser features. The keyboard (model
number KBR755TA1) is available at www.rca.com/keyboard or 800-798-5875.
When you start the browser for the first time, it goes to an RCA website. All FAV keyboard buttons are also
initially programmed to that site. The FAV SEARCH and FAV HOME buttons on the keyboard default to a search
site but you can reprogram them.
The FORMAT button on your remote (or keyboard) allows you to cycle through various combinations of a less
than full screen browser and some TV video. Just press the button again to use a different format.
Note: If you usually use this method to browse, change the layout periodically to reduce the effects of
uneven screen aging.
To close the browser entirely, press CLEAR on the remote.
You may discover that other browser windows are open. This may be the result of a pop-up window being
delivered from the site you were viewing. Press “Close Window” button to close it or click the “Close Window
icon” on the window.
Note: The browser won’t display streaming video or audio, and some animated graphics.
Browser Screen Burn Prevention
If the browser is idle for a period of time, a pop-up message appears to remind you to turn it off when you are
not using it to prevent uneven wear of the screen. Remember that fixed images tend to “burn” in. In browser
mode, the contrast level of your TV is automatically set to a reduced level to help slow the effects of uneven
screen aging.
Additional steps have been taken to mitigate uneven screen aging on your TV. You will notice that the usual
browser menu and on-screen buttons that you may be accustomed to using with your PC are not displayed onscreen. Instead, these functions are provided on your remote or optional keyboard.
Tips
If you use the video window in the browser and you
press channel up/down and the video window seems to
disappear, this means you’ve either tuned to a channel
which is blocked or has a weak signal. Use the channel
up/down to go to another channel.
Sometimes the browser locks onto an incompatible
website and it won’t open. Exiting the browser will not
correct this condition. When the browser is restarted,
the browser returns to the last-used website. To correct
this condition, either press a FAV button to go to a
known good website or press “Address” and enter a
good website.
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Saving Your Favorite URLs
Program any favorite (FAV) key, including HOME and SEARCH, to any
URL (website address). After you’ve browsed to a favorite URL, just
press the desired key and hold it until a message appears. That site’s
URL will be assigned to the key you pressed and saved in the TV. The
next time you press the key briefly, the browser will automatically go to
the site you saved.
You can store 32 additional URLs (websites) by using the following
buttons together: SHIFT and FAV, CTRL and FAV, ALT and FAV.
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Tips
Inputs cannot be viewed in the video window of the
browser.
If you have the optional keyboard, previously visited sites are also
available as a drop-down listing from the address bar. The list can hold
only a certain number of addresses, so at some point a new address will
replace the oldest one.
You can use channel up/down to tune to a different
channel in the video window. Number keys cannot be
used to tune channels in the video window.
Controlling the Web Browser
As stated previously, the remote control and front panel buttons support only basic browser functions.
However, the optional keyboard makes browser navigation much easier and is the only way to enter a
URL address. Below is a table that shows which remote buttons work what function.
Web Browser Button Interaction
Remote:
Front Panel:
Browser Function:
MENU
MENU/OK
Closes browser and opens main menu
CLEAR
Quits the browser
SWAP
Displays the previous browser window, if multiple windows are displayed
CH CTRL
Displays the next browser window, if multiple windows are displayed
STOP
Stops loading the current page; STOP
PLAY
Reloads the current page; REFRESH
REVERSE
Go to the previous page if one exists; BACK equivalent on optional keyboard
FORWARD
Go to the next page if one exists; FORWARD equivalent on optional keyboard
FORMAT
Toggles between Full-Size browser and browser plus video in multiple layouts
Up/Down/Left/Right Arrow
Moves the cursor in the web page
GUIDE
Closes the browser and opens the guide
CH Up/Down
CH Up/Down
Changes channels if video window is displayed
VOL Up/Down
VOL Up/Down
Changes volume if video window is displayed
1394 Recording
The 2-way 1394 DTVLink jacks enable you to connect a compatible Audio/Video Hard Disk Drive (AVHDD) and/or a Digital
VCR (DVCR) so you can record and play digital content. The recommended AVHDD component is model DVR10, available at
your local RCA dealer or www.rca.com. The DVR10 is an IEEE-1394 hard disk drive that includes time-shift features, such as
recording and pausing TV (digital signals only).
You should know:
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Antenna Info
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Signal Type
6 Auto Tuning
7 1394 Setup
8 Special Features
9 Ethernet Setup
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The 1394 Setup menu has screens for setting up DTV Link
and IEEE-1394 devices to work with the TV.
•
Only digital content can be recorded. Analog TV programs cannot be
recorded through the TV’s 1394 jack.
•
You can only record content if the IEEE-1394 component connected
enforces copy protection standards (check your DVCR or AVHDD
manual).
•
When the TV is tuned to the 1394 input channel and the remote is in
the TV mode, you can use the remote for some basic transport
controls, such as RECORD, STOP, FAST FORWARD, REVERSE, PAUSE,
and PLAY.
•DTVLink Connect: Set an analog input for a DTVLink device.
•1394 Recording: Pick a device to receive remote commands.
Press OK orto access the 1394 Setup menu.
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Don’t change channels when you are recording because recording will automatically stop. If you
tune away from the digital program you’re recording, you may either cause the 1394 output to
stop sending the program (e.g., if you tune to an analog channel) or to record something
unintended (a different digital channel).
•
A dialogue box appears when you press the RECORD button to let you know the 1394
component is recording the channel that you selected.
•
You can select a default recording preference: record all subchannels on a major channel or
record only a specific subchannel.
Recording just the subchannel saves space on the AVHDD. Also, a DVCR may not be able to
record more than one subchannel because of the DVCR’s data rate.
However, if you’re recording to an AVHDD or DVCR and choose to record only to a specific
subchannel, you may see a blank screen when playing back at first. You’ll need to use the CH+
or CH- button to go through the subchannels before you get to the subchannel you recorded.
This happens because the data of all the subchannels is recorded, but not the content—only the
content (or complete signal) for the specified subchannel is recorded.
•
The program name, channel, track number, DTVLink-model name, and elapsed time for 1394
recordings appear in the channel banner (some information only available for AVHDD and not
for DVCR). To access the channel banner, press INFO on the remote control. Press the up/down
arrow buttons to scroll through the track numbers (recordings) in the channel banner.
Note: Program tracks can be deleted by using the CLEAR button when the track to be removed
is selected. Use the arrow button to select yes in the alert panel and press OK.
For the different subchannels, press the CH+ or CH-. In addition, pressing the left arrow allows
instant replay and pressing the right arrow skips ahead on an AVHDD.
Program Title
00:30
Subchannel 1
•
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
Track 1/10
DTVLink (Model Name)
16:9 Normal 1080i HD
MPAA - Not Rated
00h:00m:00s of 00h:00m:00s
To do a 1394 timer recording, schedule it through the Record/Wake Timer screen. Once the timed
recording is set up, the TV automatically makes a timed 1394 recording if the channel is digital, no
matter what signal source is selected. The recording takes place every day for the duration that is
selected in the Record/Wake menu.
Set up 1394 Recording Preferences
To successfully record digital content via the 1394 DTVLink Input/Output Jack, you need to set up the
1394 Recording screen.
1. Go to the 1394 Setup menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 DTVLink Connect
Channel
Recording
Search
2 1394
Connections
1394 Setup
2.
Highlight 1394 Recording, and press the OK button (only 1394
components that are capable of recording appear). If you have more
than one 1394 recording component, you need to pick the 1394 default
recording component (i.e., the component which records when you
press RECORD on the remote or set up a Record/Wake Timer).
3.
If you have an AVHDD connected, put a check in the box for auto
tuning because auto tuning lets you see the digital channel being
recorded and you can use instant replay, pause, etc.
Note: If you don’t check the auto tuning box, pressing RECORD will
only start recording— it doesn’t switch the TV to the 1394 input—
you’ll need to use the INPUT button to channel through the inputs.
AVHDD Model
Pressing RECORD tunes to the device selected above.
If more than one IEEE-1394 recorder is connected, you can
select which one will record a digital channel when RECORD
is pressed on the TV remote. You can also select if the TV
should "Auto Tune to that input when RECORD is pressed.
The device can respond to RECORD and STOP commands
even if the TV is not tuned to that device's input on the TV.
Select a default recording preference:
Record all subchannels (May exceed a DVCR's bitrate).
Record only currently-tuned subchannel*
*Saves space when recording to a hard disk drive (HDD);
playback on a digital VCR or from HDD to another TV may
require changing subchannels to view the recorded one.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
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Chapter 4
Using the TV’s
Menu System
Chapter Overview:
•
Menus, On-Screen Help, and Control Panels
•
Picture Quality Menu
•
Audio Menu
•
Time Menu
•
Connections Menu
•
Preferences Menu
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Using the TV’s Menu System
Menus, On-screen Help, and Control Panels
This section highlights your TV’s on-screen menu system. The menu system has several types of
screens. An overview follows.
Note: The GUIDE Plus+ Menu, Parental Controls, Web Browser, and 1394 Recording
menu items are discussed in the Features chapter while Assisted Setup is discussed in the
Connections and Setup Chapter.
Navigating the Menu System
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 GUIDE Plus+ Menu
2 Picture Quality
3 Audio
4 Time
5 Parental Controls
6 Connections
7 Preferences
8 Assisted Setup
9 Web Browser
GUIDE Plus+ Menu has screens for accessing and adjusting
the GUIDE Plus+ features:
•GUIDE Plus+: See what's on TV by using the program guide.
•GUIDE Plus+ Setup: Set up various GUIDE Plus+ options.
•GUIDE Plus+ Label: Turn the channel lable/logo on or off.
Press OK or to access the GUIDE Plus+ menu.
The first menu you see when you press the MENU button on the remote is
called the Main Menu. To access the Main Menu:
1.
Press the MENU button (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Use the arrow buttons (left,right,up,down) to move through the menu and
highlight different options.
Note: Press the number buttons on the remote that matches the number
next to the on-screen menu selection.
3.
Tips
A shortcut method to access a menu item is to
press the number button on the remote that
matches the number next to the on-screen
menu. For example, in the Main Menu, press 3
to go straight to the Audio menu.
Feel free to explore the menu system. If you’re
ever unsure where you are in the menu system,
look at the menu path at the top (for example,
Main Menu, Picture Quality) or if you’re just
plain tired of exploring, press CLEAR to remove
the menus from the screen and start over
again.
Menu Path
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Record Ouput
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Digital Channel Info
Preferences
For an input to acquire the info, put a checkmark next to it:
Antenna A
Antenna B
DTVLink/1394)
If you are having difficulty tuning to a digital channel that
you know exists, what may help is to disable acqusition of
Digital Channel Info. However, you should know that this
will affect the acquisition of ratings, program titles, and
channels names for digital channels. It may also affect the
ability to tune to the correct channel from the Guide (for a
Watch or Record timer, for example). Whenever possible
you should set the Digital Channel Info to be acquired.
Disabling Digital Channel Information does not affect the
acquisition of GUIDE Plus+ channel listings.
Press the OK button to select a highlighted item.
Exiting a menu
There are three ways to exit a menu:
•
Press CLEAR. The on-screen displays are cleared from the screen and you
return to TV viewing.
•
Press 0 on the remote when you are highlighting the left side of the menu.
•
Highlight 0 (Go Back) menu button and press OK, or press GO BACK on
the remote.
On-Screen Help
Information appears on the screen to assist you in understanding your menu
selection. To the right of the highlighted menu item is a display area that might
provide text for the item selected along with any submenu items. In addition, a
menu path appears at the top of the screen to let you know where you are in
the menu system. At the bottom of the screen are two lines of help text that
explain the currently highlighted item.
Use OK to add/remove the check. A check will acquire the
Digital Ch. Info for this input. No check will not acquire it.
Controls
Highlighted
Menu
Selection
Help Text
Controls let you adjust the default settings of your TV. You can choose a setting,
enter a number, or adjust a level such as tint or brightness. There are four types
of controls:
•
•
•
•
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Sliders
Choice lists (check boxes, radio buttons)
Alpha/numeric entries,
Menu (action, choice fields)
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Using the TV’s Menu System
Sliders
Balance
6 Connections
Sliders are used to select a specific point of a control that has continuous levels.
To make adjustments:
100
50
1.
Press the left or right arrow button on the remote to highlight the slider for
the feature you want to adjust.
2.
Press the up or down arrow button to adjust the indicator on the vertical
slider.
0
51%
61%
48%
45%
13%
Note: Some sliders are positioned horizontally; for example,
Translucency, Balance, and Initial Volume.
Choice Lists
Check boxes and radio buttons are used to select options from a list. Check
boxes let you select one or more options. A radio button lets you select only
one option.
Check Boxes
Radio Buttons
1.
Use the arrow buttons to move left/right/up/down.
2.
Press OK to select or de-select the option.
Turn TV On at:
Turn TV Off at:
Numeric Entries
+
– 12:00
+
– 1:15
Numeric entry fields are used to enter numbers, passwords, and time values.
The number buttons on the remote and the arrow, channel up/down, volume
up/down, MENU and OK buttons on the front panel can be used to enter the
information.
am
0 Go Back
1 Antenna Info
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
Full
Continue
Search
Skip
am
1.
Use the left/right arrow button to highlight the field.
2.
Use the up/down arrows, number buttons, or OK button to enter
information.
On-screen Menu Items
The on-screen menu items are used to access the information and/or change
the settings of the specific item highlighted. Highlight the item either by using
the number buttons on the remote or the up and down arrow buttons. Then
press OK or right arrow button to select.
Action Buttons
An on-screen button that performs the action labelled on the button. Press the
right arrow button to highlight and press OK to select.
VCR1
Front Input
Choice Fields
VCR2
Front Input
A choice field cycles through at least two or more choices. Press OK to select
the next entry in the choice field.
DVD
Front Input
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Using the TV’s Menu System
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 GUIDE Plus+ Menu
2 Picture Quality
3 Audio
4 Time
5 Parental Controls
6 Connections
7 Preferences
8 Assisted Setup
9 Web Browser
The Picture Quality menu has screens for optimizing the
picture for each of the TV's inputs:
•Picture Settings: Adjust the levels that affect the picture.
•Picture Presets: Choose preset levels of Picture Settings.
•Auto Color: Correct the color from channel to channel.
•Color Warmth: Adjust the color to Cool, Warm, or Normal.
•Noise Reduction: Reduce picture static or interference.
•Convergence: Automatically or manually align the picture.
Picture Quality Menu
The Picture Quality menu contains menus to configure video settings: Picture
Settings, Picture Presets, Auto Color, Color Warmth, Noise Reduction, Convergence,
SVM, Film Mode, and Reset Controls. Each one is described below.
•SVM: When turned on, SVM improves the picture sharpness.
•Film Mode: Improve the quality of movie playback.
•Reset Controls: Set this Input's Settings to factory defaults.
To access the Picture Quality menu:
Press OK or to access the Picture Quality menu.
1.
Press MENU on the remote control (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Press 2. The Picture Quality options appear. Each is described below.
Note: When making Picture Quality changes, digital inputs (Input5, digital
TV on Antenna A/B, DTVLink, 1394) are all adjusted together. Also,
Antenna A/B inputs for analog TV are adjusted together. Picture Quality
settings for Inputs 1 through 4 and front inputs are set independently.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
GUIDE Plus+
Settings
Menu
1 Picture
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Convergence
7 SVM
8 Film Mode
9 Reset Controls
Picture Settings
Picture Quality
The Personal Lighting picture presets settings are:
100
50
0
51%
61%
48%
45%
13%
Contrast
Color
Tint
Black
Level
Sharpness
Picture Settings lets you adjust aspects of the picture you
are viewing. Press OK to adjust the picture settings.
The Picture Settings menu displays five slider controls for adjusting the way the
picture looks. Your options under the Picture Settings menu are:
• Contrast Difference between the light

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