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HDTV with DLP technology
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. The apparatus shall
not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and no objects
filled with liquids, such as
vases, shall be placed on the
apparatus.
Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do
not remove cover (or back). No user serviceable
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service
DO NOT OPEN
personnel.
This symbol indicates
This symbol indicates "dangerous
voltage" inside the product that
important instructions
presents a risk of electric shock or
accompanying the product.
personal injury.
CAUTION
This symbol indicates that the lamp in the HDTV contains mercury.
Disposal of these materials may be regulated due to environmental
considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please contact
your local authorities or the Electronic Industries Alliance:
www.eiae.org.
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.
Cable TV Installer: This reminder is provided to call your attention to Article 820-40 of the National Electrical
Code (Section 54 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1) which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building as close to
the point of cable entry as practical.
Important: This television is a table model and is designed to sit on a firm, flat, surface. Don't place the TV on soft
carpeting or similar surface because the ventilation slots on the bottom of the unit will be blocked resulting in
reduced lifetime from overheating. To assure adequate ventilation for this product, maintain a spacing of 4 inches
from the top and sides of the TV receiver and 2 inches from the rear of the TV receiver and other surfaces. Also,
make sure the stand or base you use 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.
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: ___________________________________________________________________________________
Introduction
Thank you for choosing RCA Scenium
Congratulations on purchasing this RCA Scenium High Definition Television (HDTV) featuring
Digital Light Processing™ (DLP™) technology—a true viewing experience. Your purchase decision
represents an investment in a new generation of technology—DLP™ and HDTV. 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 all of the TV’s features.
This introduction has three parts that describe why an RCA Scenium HDTV featuring DLP
technology is an excellent choice:
Part 1: DLP—brilliance in color, design, and technology
Part 2: Why RCA Scenium DLP is better
Part 3: Other Key Features of owning an RCA Scenium HDTV
Part 1: DLP— brilliance, in color, design, and technology
RCA Scenium brings you brilliant pictures with Digital Light Processing (DLP) system — a brilliantly
choreographed, engineering marvel that combines microscopic mirrors, light, and color to bring
you the best and brightest pictures possible.
How DLP Works
In general, DLP combines microscopic mirrors, a specially
designed semiconductor, and a color wheel to adjust light to
display the most brilliant, accurate images! Your DLP HDTV
doesn’t use Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs), which means you
don’t have to worry about screen burn (fixed video images
burning onto the screen permanently) or convergence
(realigning the CRTs). The diagram on the left illustrates the
complex system.
Thin and Light
The efficiency of DLP technology enabled our design team
to create a high-performance HDTV that is about 16 inches
thin and weighs less than 100 pounds.
Service Model Number Numéro de Modéle-Service
HDLP50XXXXXX
000000000 X
SERIAL SERIE
LAMP
EXAMPLE: Service Model Number sticker
with lamp type listed.
Model No.____________________________________
Lamp Type___________________________________
Date_________________________________________
Lamp Replacement
DLP technology uses a special lamp. Eventually, you’ll need
to replace this lamp, which you can do yourself by
following the replacement instructions on page 74. To order
the correct lamp, you’ll need to know your TV’s model
number, serial number, and lamp type—this information is
listed on the Service Model Number sticker (example of the
sticker is shown on the left). The sticker is located on the
right side of the TV. The lamp type can also be found in the
TV’s Lamp Power menu. Go to page 67 for more
information. For future reference, write down the
information in the space provided at the left.
Digital Light Processing, DLP and DLP Cinema are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All other products and names may or may not be
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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Introduction
Part 2: Why RCA Scenium DLP is better
DLP is just part of the story. You have chosen to embark on the next generation of TV viewing— HDTV. There are many
technological advancements that make HDTV better than analog TV, but there are basically three things about HDTV that
bring you a superior viewing experience: (1) resolution, (2) aspect ratio, and (3) digital signal and sound.
Resolution (it’s math...that works for you)
The crisp, lifelike picture that people rave about when experiencing true HDTV is due to the resolution this technology
provides. The resolution is measured by calculating the number of active lines of pixels. A pixel (which stands for picture
element) is a small dot. The picture you see on your TV is composed of these dots.
A regular, analog television only has a resolution of about 200,000 pixels (480 vertical pixels x 440 horizontal pixels =
211,200 pixels). The HDTV format is capable of more than 2 million pixels (1,920 x 1,080 = 2,073,600).
More pixels equal more detail. In summary, HDTV is capable of resolution that is up to 10 times the resolution of the
picture on a regular, analog TV!
Feature
Analog (NTSC)
HD Digital (ATSC)
Total Scan Lines
525
1125
Effective Scan Lines
480
1080
Aspect Ratio
4:3
16:9 (Widescreen)
Max Resolution
720 x 480
1920 x 1080
Sound
2-ch Stereo
5.1 ch Surround
Aspect Ratio
Aspect ratio is simply the width and height of the picture. Regular TVs use a
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 4:3 aspect ratio the film industry was using at that time.
16:9 Aspect Ratio
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 16:9 aspect ratio (also
called widescreen format). When the standards for HDTV were being
developed by the ATSC (Advanced Television Standards Committee), the 16:9
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.
4:3 Aspect Ratio
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Introduction
Digital Signal and Sound
The analog television broadcast system that has been used in the United States for the past 50 years transmits signals as
electronic waves. These waves can suffer degradation as the signal travels to your home. Additionally, the analog waves are
susceptible to interference from planes passing overhead, weather, and household appliances.
Digital signals, in contrast to analog signals, can be reproduced precisely because the images are transmitted and received
using the computer language of 1s and 0s. Such precision yields a signal that is capable of displaying studio-quality picture
and Dolby Digital 5.1 channel sound.
Part 3: Other Key Features of owning an RCA Scenium HDTV
There are other HDTV’s on the market- even some that use DLP technology. But your RCA Scenium HDTV has been
designed with features that will enhance your TV viewing experience, and features that provide flexibility to build on the
digital revolution that is taking place. A summary of your TV’s most unique features follows. Go to Chapter 3 for more
details on these and additional features.
Integrated HDTV Tuner with Digital Cable Ready QAM
RCA was the first to offer an integrated tuner with its HDTVs (which means there is no need for another box to receive
digital programming). Now, we’ve gone one better— your HDTV’s tuner is digital cable ready (no need for a cable box to
view unscrambled digital cable programming). The CableCARD™ slot on your HDTV allows you to use a digital cable card
to access digital cable. The tuner is able to decode all 35 formats of digital television broadcasts, and it can interpret
unscrambled digital cable signals because it includes QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation).
Note: A digital cable card may be necessary to view scrambled (encrypted) channels. Contact your cable provider for
more information. Go to page 17 for more information.
TruScan Digital Reality
The intelligent signal processing of TruScan Digital Reality 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
can automatically convert the analog frame rate back to its original format to bring out the detail--a process commonly
referred to as reverse 3:2 pulldown.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
User-friendly Features Help You Personalize Your TV
Picture Quality
Vibrant (Day)
Contrast
65%
Color
70%
Natural
Tint
55%
Cinematic (Night)
Black Level
60%
Videogame
Sharpness
Professional
Personal
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 (Day), Natural, Cinematic (Night), Videogame,
Professional. You can adjust each input jack to a different setting and the TV
will automatically adjust the picture when you change inputs.
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Help Text: The elaborate, on-screen help text describes your TV’s features
and explains how to use them.
55%
Auto Color
On
Color Warmth
Noise Reduction
•
Cool
Frame Comb
Green Stretch
High
Edge Enhancement
Low
Contrast Expand
High
A change in this screen is applied to Input 3.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select it.
Press to return to the menu.
Help text
CableCARD is a registered trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
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Introduction
FireWire® with Two-Way DTVLink®
Control your DTVLink components via your HDTV! Just link them together via the 2-way DTVLink
jacks and you can network your compatible DTVLink digital components. The two-way jacks allow
the audio and video signals to flow into and out from DTVLink components, such as the DVR2080 or
DVR2160 (see below).
Compatible with the Optional Audio Video Hard Disk Drive — Pause Live
Digital TV and Record Digital Programs
RCA offers an Audio Video Hard Disk Drive (model DVR2080 or DVR2160) with DTVLink, available at
your local RCA dealer or www.rca.com. The DVR2080 or DVR2160 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).
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.
To get the most out of your HDTV’s web
browser, purchase the keyboard (model
KBR755TA1) designed specifically for your TV
(go to page 84 for ordering information).
Additionally, your RCA Scenium HDTV enables you to access photos directly
from your PC and display them on the TV! To find out more about this feature,
go to www.rca.com/Access/Scenium/311.
*The browser can’t interpret all types of files, such as streaming audio and video.
Audio System
Enjoy the great sound system in your HDTV with 40 watts total power. Your HDTV has front
speakers with two 1” tweeters and two 5” midrange drivers. 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 compelling, virtual surround sound experience
through the internal television speakers.
You can take advantage of the 6-Channel direct Audio Outputs (Matrix Surround, Subwoofer, etc.)
if you have an amplifier you want to connect to your HDTV. Then choose to control the volume
from the TV or the amplifier in the Fixed/Variable Output option in the Audio Connections menu.
If you own an amplifier with digital audio, connect to the DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT jack instead.
Audio/Video Output Jacks
Because the VCRs in most households are analog and can’t receive or record digital TV signals,
recording digital TV broadcasts wasn’t possible without purchasing additional equipment. That’s
why RCA added AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT jacks to this HDTV. These jacks enable you to record
both analog and digital programs. RCA understands how you watch TV and what’s necessary to
make the transition to HDTV seamless.
TruSurround XT, SRS and the
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 .............................................................................................. 1
Chapter 1: Connections & Setup
Things to Consider Before You Connect ........................................................................................ 8
Protect Against Power Surges .................................................................................................. 8
Protect Components from Overheating .................................................................................. 8
Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference ........................................................... 8
Use Indirect Light ...................................................................................................................... 8
Using a Stand ............................................................................................................................ 8
Cables You May Need to Connect Components to Your TV .................................................. 8
Choose Your Connection ................................................................................................................. 9
Explanation of Jacks and Cables .................................................................................................. 10
The Front of Your TV ..................................................................................................................... 14
Front Input Jacks ..................................................................................................................... 14
Front Panel .............................................................................................................................. 14
How to Connect: TV + VCR + DVD Player ............................................................................. 15
How to Connect: TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR .................................................................... 16
How to Connect: TV + DTVLink Components ....................................................................... 17
How to Connect: TV + Component with DVI or HDMI ......................................................... 18
How to Connect: TV + CableCARD ........................................................................................ 19
Setting Up Digital Cable Television Service ........................................................................... 19
Audio Connections ................................................................................................................. 20
How to Connect: TV + Router via the HDTV’s ETHERNET Jack ............................................ 22
Plug in the TV ................................................................................................................................. 23
Put Batteries in the Remote .......................................................................................................... 23
Turn on the TV ............................................................................................................................... 23
Use the Remote Control to Complete the Assisted Setup .......................................................... 23
Complete the Assisted Setup ........................................................................................................ 24
Set the Menu Language ......................................................................................................... 24
Complete Channel Search ...................................................................................................... 24
Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control
The Buttons on the Remote Control ............................................................................................
Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components ........................................................
Find Out If You Need to Program the Remote .....................................................................
Programming the Remote .....................................................................................................
How to Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It ...............................................................
The Learning Feature ....................................................................................................................
Adding a Learned Function ...................................................................................................
Clearing a Learned Function ..................................................................................................
Deleting ALL Learned Functions ............................................................................................
Volume Punchthrough Feature .....................................................................................................
Deleting ALL Volume Punchthrough Commands .................................................................
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 .....................................................................................................
Direct Tuning to a Channel ....................................................................................................
Parental Controls ...........................................................................................................................
Lock/Unlock TV .......................................................................................................................
Channel Lists (Video Input List, Cable Channel List, Antenna Ch. List) ...............................
How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada ...............................................................................
USA V-Chip TV Ratings ...........................................................................................................
Canada V-Chip ........................................................................................................................
Auto Tuning Feature ......................................................................................................................
PIP (Picture-in-Picture) Operation .................................................................................................
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Using the Web Browser ................................................................................................................
DTVLink Recording ........................................................................................................................
Set up DTVLink Recording Preferences .................................................................................
Emergency Alert System (EAS) .....................................................................................................
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Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System
Menus, On-screen Help, and Control Panels ...............................................................................
Navigating the Menu System .................................................................................................
On-Screen Help .......................................................................................................................
Controls ...................................................................................................................................
Picture Quality Menu ....................................................................................................................
Picture Settings .......................................................................................................................
Picture Presets .........................................................................................................................
Auto Color ...............................................................................................................................
Color Warmth .........................................................................................................................
Noise Reduction ......................................................................................................................
Green Stretch ..........................................................................................................................
Edge Enhancement .................................................................................................................
Contrast Expand .....................................................................................................................
Advanced Settings ..................................................................................................................
Audio Menu ...................................................................................................................................
Equalizer Presets .....................................................................................................................
Audio Processor ......................................................................................................................
Sound Logic .............................................................................................................................
Audio Mode ............................................................................................................................
SAP (Second Audio Program) .................................................................................................
Balance ....................................................................................................................................
Audio Connections .................................................................................................................
Recordings Menu ...........................................................................................................................
Connections Menu .........................................................................................................................
Signal Strength .......................................................................................................................
Channel Search .......................................................................................................................
Software Upgrade ..................................................................................................................
Signal Source ...........................................................................................................................
Video Input Setup ...................................................................................................................
Auto Tuning ............................................................................................................................
DTVLink Setup ........................................................................................................................
Special Features ......................................................................................................................
Ethernet Setup ........................................................................................................................
Preferences Menu ..........................................................................................................................
Closed Captioning ..................................................................................................................
Screen Format .........................................................................................................................
Time Menu ..............................................................................................................................
Color Scheme ..........................................................................................................................
Translucency ............................................................................................................................
Menu Language ......................................................................................................................
Power Indicator ......................................................................................................................
Lamp Power ............................................................................................................................
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Chapter 5: Reference
Troubleshooting.............................................................................................................................
Lamp Replacement Instructions ...................................................................................................
HDTV Specifications ......................................................................................................................
Accessory Information ..................................................................................................................
Custom DLP HDTV Accessories ...............................................................................................
Limited Warranty ...........................................................................................................................
Care and Cleaning .........................................................................................................................
FCC Information .............................................................................................................................
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Chapter 1
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Chapter Overview:
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Things to Consider Before You Connect
•
Choose Your Connection
•
Explanation of Jacks and Cables
•
The Front of Your TV
•
How To Connect
•
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
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.
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 Safety
Instructions 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.
Don’t stack components.
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
•
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, base, or cabinet 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 with your TV.
Cables You May 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.
S-Video cable
Coaxial cable
CAT5 (Ethernet) Cable
Digital Optical Cable
Audio Cables
DTVLink Cable
Composite Video
Audio/ Video cable
Component Video
(Y, Pb, Pr) cable
Speaker Wire
HDMI™ cable (or DVI
cable and HDMI/DVI
adapter)
HDMI and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
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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 following page.
Note for U.S. Customers: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service Representative
who will visit your home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation.
For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359. For additional assistance while using your RCA Scenium product,
please visit www.rcascenium.com/customer support.
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Connections & Setup
Explanation of Jacks and Cables
The diagrams below illustrate jacks found on the back of the TV. When connecting cables, be sure
to connect corresponding outputs and inputs (video input into video out, right audio input into
right audio out, etc.).
This section describes the jacks and cables you might use to make connections (cables may be
ordered separately by calling the number on page 79). 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 quality for comparison. The HDMI/DVI, DTVLink, and component
jacks are considered excellent; S-Video is very good; composite jacks are good, while connecting
components to the Antenna or Cable input is fair.
TV
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT
EXTERNAL AMP
MAX POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS
CENTER R REAR L REAR
MATRIX
SURROUND
OUTPUTS
R
COMPOSITE INPUTS
INPUT 3
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S-VIDEO
COMPONENT/COMPOSITE
INPUTS
Use menu for composite video.
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PB
Y/VIDEO
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
SUBWOOFER R
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WIRED
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INPUT 1
POWER
(AC 120V~60Hz)
DIGITAL
AUDIO
ETHERNET OUTPUT
CABLE
INPUT
CableCARD™
PR
INPUT 2
ANTENNA INPUT
For Factory Use Only
HDMI/DVI INPUT
Use menu for DVI audio.
SPEAKERS
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT
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EXTERNAL AMP
MAX POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT To use the TV’s internal speakers as the center
speaker, connect the audio/video receiver’s center channel output to the
TV’s center channel input.
Note: Go to Center Speaker In in the Audio Connections menu to choose
the option The center channel output from an audio receiver.
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS
CENTER
R REAR
L REAR
MATRIX
SURROUND
OUTPUTS
SUBWOOFER
R
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUTS
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS
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CENTER Provides center surround sound to an A/V receiver or audio
amplifier.
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R and L REAR Provides right and left rear surround sound.
L
Note: To turn the TV’s internal speakers on and off, press MENU on the
remote control and choose Audio, then Audio Connections. Then choose
Fixed/Variable Out from the menu and choose an option.
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SUBWOOFER Provides lower bass frequencies out from the TV and to a
subwoofer or audio receiver with a subwoofer jack.
Note: Go to Fixed/Variable Output in the Audio Connections menu to set
option to Yes if an external subwoofer is being used.
R and L Provides right front and right rear mixed sound, and left front and
left rear mixed sound.
Chapter 1
Connections & Setup
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT Connect a VCR or DVD-recorder to record digital
and analog programs from the Cable or Antenna Input (excluding copyprotected programs and component video formats) while the TV is turned on.
You must leave the TV on the same channel you are recording.
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
R
L
V
Composite Audio Cable (RCA Type)
•
R Audio provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
•
L Audio provides left audio connection and connector is usually white.
•
V (Video) provides composite video connection and connector is usually
yellow.
Composite Video Cable (RCA Type)
Notes: When recording from this output, remember to tune to the
channel you want to record.
If an unusual pattern appears when you connect a VCR to these jacks,
playing a tape or switching to the VCR’s tuner removes the pattern.
AUDIO/VIDEO INPUTS
COMPOSITE INPUTS
INPUT 3
R
V
L
R
S-VIDEO
V
L
S-VIDEO
INPUT 1
Composite Audio Cable (RCA Type)
Composite Video Cable (RCA Type)
S-Video Cable
INPUT 1 COMPOSITE INPUT Connect an NTSC (analog) component. 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).
•
R Audio provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
•
L Audio provides left audio connection and connector is usually white.
•
V (Video) provides composite video connection and connector is usually
yellow.
•
S-VIDEO lets you connect an S-Video cable for better picture quality 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.
The S-Video jack provides better picture quality than the composite 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.
INPUT 3 COMPOSITE INPUT Provides connection to a second NTSC (analog)
video component such as a VCR. The jacks are the same as described above for
INPUT 1.
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COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUTS
Use menu for composite video.
R
R
L
L
INPUT 4
PR
PR
INPUT 2
PB
PB
Y/VIDEO
Y/VIDEO
Y (green)
PR (red)
Component Cables
PB (blue)
Tip
Inputs 2/4 can be used as either a component
video (Y PB PR ) input or a composite video
(Y/Video) input. Go to the Connections menu,
choose Video Input Setup and select which
video input source you are using.
WIRED
IR
ETHERNET
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
INPUT 2 COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUT Provides connection to a second
NTSC (analog) video component with either composite or component outputs
such as a VCR.
•
R Audio provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
•
L Audio provides left audio connection and connector is usually white.
•
Y/Video PB PR Unlike a single video input, component (Y PB PR) 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, 720p, and 1080i signals. If you’re
connecting to a component with a Video jack instead, you can still use the
Y/Video jack. Go to the Connections menu, select Video Input Setup and
choose Composite video as your source. Go to page 61 for more
information.
Notes: Also, remember to connect the left and right audio cables
because the Y, Pb, Pr cables carry only the picture signal, not the sound.
PIP can only be displayed from component inputs in 480i format.
INPUT 4/ COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUT Provides connection to a
second optional component video source, such as a DVD player or satellite
receiver. The jacks are the same as described above for INPUT 2.
WIRED IR This jack is for connecting a wired remote control system, which
is primarily for professional installers. If you’re using the remote that was
included with your TV, don’t plug anything into this jack or the TV won’t
respond to the remote.
ETHERNET Connect a router, cable modem, or Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
modem 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 on the jack means the data is
either being sent or received.
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT Use a digital optical cable (or SPDIF cable) to
connect your TV to a compatible Dolby Digital* and/or PCM receiver and/or
decoder. Dolby Digital offers theatre-quality sound (six audio channels). 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. Go to the Digital
Audio Out screen in the Audio menu to select Auto Select or PCM as the output
for this jack.
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
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.
*Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
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DTVLink DTVLink uses a connection and jack better known to some as
IEEE-1394 or FireWire®. It is a compressed digital video input/output offering
an IEEE 1394-type connection that meets the CEA specifications. This
connection is a high-speed way of interconnecting 1394 compliant consumer
electronic components. If your 1394 component has the DTVLink logo on it, it
should work with this TV. Use either or both connectors to connect compatible
DTVLink 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 DTVLink components closer to
the connection point of the TV and the slower components furthest away.
Details on page 17.
Notes: Audio and video information is carried on a single wire.
The TV outputs audio/video through the DTVLink jack only to a
component that enforces video copy protection.
CableCARD™
HDMI/DVI INPUT
Use menu for DVI audio.
CableCARD Allows you to use a digital cable television card to receive digital
cable services, including premium and HDTV cable channels, without the need
for a set-top box. Go to page 19 for information on using the CableCARD slot.
HDMI/DVI INPUT (High-Definition Multimedia Interface/Digital Visual
Interface) Provides an uncompressed digital interface that carries both video
and audio data by way of an integrated mini-plug cable. Since HDMI is based
on Digital Visual Interface (DVI) the jack on the back of your TV is compatible
with DVI components.
Note: If you connect a component with a DVI jack to the HDMI/DVI
input, you’ll need an HDMI to DVI adapter. Also, connect the left and
right audio cables to an input that is not in use. An example is shown
on page 18. Then go to the Audio Connections menu and select DVI
Audio Input to choose the input you’re using to receive audio.
CABLE
INPUT
ANTENNA INPUT
Chapter 1
CABLE INPUT Used to connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal from
cable or cable box.
ANTENNA INPUT
an off-air antenna.
Used to connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal from
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The Front of Your TV
Front Input Jacks
The TV has front input jacks for convenience in connecting a camcorder, digital camera, or video game. 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 speakers are muted. Use the VOL up or down button to
control the volume.
When connecting a component that uses a monaural cable, such as some camcorders, use the L/MONO input jack to
get sound from both speakers.
Power Indicator Light Status
AUDIO IN
L/MONO
R
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
IN
HEADPHONE
On
TV is on
Off
TV is off (standby mode)
Blinks
Light blinks 5 times, pauses, and blinks again 5 times:
Lamp is trying to turn on. If the TV doesn’t turn on after
5 minutes and then the light blinks steadily for one
minute, one of the following options is possible:
RE
WO
P
+L
OV
—
LO
Lamp door is open. Locate the door on the side of the
V
HC
HC
UN
EM
TV and close it. Turn off the TV and turn back on. The
Backlight
Power
button
Power
indicator
lamp should turn on.
Lamp is dead. You can replace the lamp yourself
following the instructions on page 74. Go to page 79
MENU/OK
MENU/OK
CH
CH
VOL
VOL
for ordering information.
Lamp power supply within TV may need service. Go to
page 81 for warranty information.
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.
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.
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.
CH
Scans down through the channel list. In the menu system, it moves the highlight down and adjusts menu controls.
CH
Scans up through the current channel list. In the menu system, it moves the highlight up 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.
(Backlight)
Press to activate backlighting for MENU/OK, CH, and VOL buttons. A few seconds after the last button
press, the backlight turns off.
Note: Pressing any front panel button also activates the backlight.
(Power button) Turns the TV on and off. The indicator lights when TV is on. Your HDTV’s lamp has a cooldown
period when the TV is turned off, and a warm up period when the TV is turned on. If you try to turn the TV on during a
cooldown, you will hear audio and then the picture will be displayed after a few moments. This could take up to one
minute.
(Power indicator) See above for different light status of the indicator. The brightness of the light can be controlled in
the Preferences menu. Go to page 67 for more information.
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DVD
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
L
VIDEO
RE
WO
P
+L
OV
—
LO
V
HC
HC
UN
EM
IN
R
PR
PB
Y
S-VIDEO
OUT
L/
L/
L/
TV
2B
2A
DVD
TV
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT
EXTERNAL AMP
MAX POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS
CENTER R REAR L REAR
MATRIX
SURROUND
OUTPUTS
R
COMPOSITE INPUTS
INPUT 3
V
L
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT/COMPOSITE
INPUTS
Use menu for composite video.
R
L
INPUT 4
PR
L/
PB
Y/VIDEO
PB
Y/VIDEO
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
SUBWOOFER R
L
WIRED
IR
R
L
V
R
V
L
S-VIDEO
R
L
INPUT 1
POWER
(AC 120V~60Hz)
VCR
DIGITAL
AUDIO
ETHERNET OUTPUT
CABLE
INPUT
CableCARD™
PR
INPUT 2
ANTENNA INPUT
For Factory Use Only
HDMI/DVI INPUT
Use menu for DVI audio.
3B
3A
VCR
ANTENNA IN
R
IN
AUDIO
L
OFF-AIR ANTENNA
R
VIDEO
AUDIO L
VIDEO
1
CABLE
OUT
ANTENNA OUT
How to Connect: TV + VCR + DVD Player
1. Connect your cable and/or off-air antenna.
If you have cable and an off-air antenna, connect the cable signal to CABLE INPUT. Connect the off-air antenna to
ANTENNA INPUT.
2. Connect your DVD Player to your TV.
A. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the INPUT 4 R and L Audio jacks on the back of the TV and to the
Audio Output jacks on the DVD player.
B. Connect three video grade cables to the INPUT 4 Y/VIDEO PB PR jacks on the back of the TV and to the Y PB PR
outputs on the DVD player. If your DVD player doesn’t have Y PB PR, but has composite video and an S-Video output,
use the INPUT 3 S-VIDEO jack instead of the V (Video) jack for better picture quality.
Notes: If you are using an S-Video cable or component video cables, you must also connect 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.
3. Connect your VCR to your TV.
A. Connect the VCR’s audio/video outputs to INPUT 1 (R and L-Audio, and V-Video) on the TV using composite audio/video
cables.
B. Connect the VCR’s audio/video inputs to AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT jacks on the TV. This enables recording of digital
and analog programs (except copy protected or component video formats).
Viewing the Components
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the TV and the component(s) you want to view.
Press the TV button on the remote control.
Press the INPUT button on the remote control to scroll through the Video Input Channels.
• View the VCR on the INPUT 1 channel.
• View the DVD player on the INPUT 4 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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RE
WO
P
+L
OV
—
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
LO
V
HC
HC
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VIDEO
R
AUDIO L
S-VIDEO
TV
3
TV
lite
l
e
r
t
S a eive
c
Re
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS
CENTER R REAR L REAR
MATRIX
SURROUND
OUTPUTS
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT
EXTERNAL AMP
MAX POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
R
COMPOSITE INPUTS
INPUT 3
V
L
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT/COMPOSITE
INPUTS
Use menu for composite video.
R
L
INPUT 4
PR
PB
Y/VIDEO
PB
Y/VIDEO
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
SUBWOOFER R
L
WIRED
IR
R
L
V
R
V
L
R
S-VIDEO
L
INPUT 1
POWER
(AC 120V~60Hz)
DIGITAL
AUDIO
ETHERNET OUTPUT
CABLE
INPUT
CableCARD™
PR
INPUT 2
ANTENNA INPUT
For Factory Use Only
HDMI/DVI INPUT
Use menu for DVI audio.
VCR
2B
VCR
ANTENNA IN
R
AUDIO
L
R
VIDEO
IN
OFF-AIR ANTENNA
2A
OUT
AUDIO L
VIDEO
1
CABLE
O
ANTENNA OUT
How to Connect: TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR
1. Connect your cable and/or off-air antenna.
If you have cable and an off-air antenna, connect the cable signal to CABLE INPUT. Connect the off-air antenna to
ANTENNA INPUT.
2. Connect your VCR to your TV.
A. Connect the VCR’s audio/video outputs to INPUT 1 (R and L-Audio, and V-Video) on the TV using composite audio/
video cables.
B. Connect the VCR’s audio/video inputs to AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT jacks on the TV. This enables recording of digital
and analog programs (except copy protected or component video formats).
3. Connect your Satellite Receiver to your TV.
Connect the satellite receiver’s audio/video output jacks to the INPUT 3 R and L Audio and S-VIDEO jacks on the TV
using audio cables and an S-Video cable. If your satellite receiver doesn’t have an S-Video output, you can make the
video connection by using the V (Video) jack instead. If your satellite receiver has component outputs, then use INPUT
2 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.
• View the VCR on the INPUT 1 channel.
• View the satellite receiver 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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TV
Digital Video Recorder
Digital VCR
TV
Fastest
Slowest
Digital VCR
Digital Video Recorder Digital VCR
Other 1394 Component
Digital VCR
Other 1394 Component
Component-to-Component Connection
Hub Connection
How to Connect: TV + DTVLink Components
Two connection methods when connecting 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
DTVLink jacks with two separate 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: press the INPUT button
until you see the component name in the channel banner at the top of the screen.
Note: If you’ve tuned to a DTVLink 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 DTVLink components; 4-pin connector (no power); 6-pin connector (with
power) and 6-pin connector (without power supplied). Your DTVLink is a 6-pin connector (without power supplied). Both
the 4-pin and 6-pin connectors are capable of sending digital audio and video, and digital control signals back and forth
between components. 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 DTVLink components to either DTVLink jack.
•
Only compatible DTVLink components are to be connected to the DTVLink input/output jack.
•
Do not loop the DTVLink components back to the TV. That is, each component 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.
•
Set your DTVLink component in the DTVLink Setup menu for specific recording options. Go to page 62 for more
information.
Note: The TV sends audio/video through the DTVLink jack only to a component that enforces video copy protection.
DTVLink® Certification Logo is a U.S. registered mark of CEA.
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TV
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT
EXTERNAL AMP
MAX POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS
CENTER R REAR L REAR
MATRIX
SURROUND
OUTPUTS
R
COMPOSITE INPUTS
INPUT 3
V
L
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT/COMPOSITE
INPUTS
Use menu for composite video.
R
L
INPUT 4
PR
PB
Y/VIDEO
PB
Y/VIDEO
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
SUBWOOFER R
L
WIRED
IR
R
L
V
R
V
L
S-VIDEO
R
L
INPUT 1
POWER
(AC 120V~60Hz)
DIGITAL
AUDIO
ETHERNET OUTPUT
CABLE
INPUT
CableCARD™
PR
INPUT 2
ANTENNA INPUT
For Factory Use Only
HDMI/DVI INPUT
Use menu for DVI audio.
1B
2
Component with HDMI
Component with DVI
R
L
Audio Out
DVI Out
OR
R
L
HDMI Out
Audio Out
1A
How to Connect: TV + Component with DVI or HDMI
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an uncompressed digital interface that carries both video and audio data by
way of an integrated mini-plug cable. Since HDMI is based on Digital Visual Interface (DVI), the jack on the back of your TV
is compatible with DVI components.
1. To connect your TV to a component with a DVI jack, use an HDMI cable and an HDMI/DVI adapter.
A. Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI/DVI INPUT jack on the back of the TV. Attach the HDMI/DVI adapter to the
end of the HDMI cable, then connect the adapter to the DVI Out jack on the back of the component.
B. Since you’re using an HDMI/DVI adapter, you need to connect Audio left and right cables to the R and L jacks on the
back of the component and to R and L Audio jacks that aren’t in use on the back of the TV.
C. Go to the DVI Audio Input option in the Audio Connections menu to select which Audio Input you’re using.
2. To connect your TV to a component with an HDMI jack, use an HDMI cable.
Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI/DVI INPUT jack on the back of the TV and to the HDMI Out jack on the back of
the component.
Viewing the Component
1.
Turn on the TV and the component you want to view.
2.
Press the TV button on the remote control.
3.
Repeatedly press the INPUT button on the remote control until the HDMI/DVI Video Input Channel is selected.
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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TV
CENTER
R REAR
Use menu for composite video.
INPUT 3
L REAR
R
MATRIX
SURROUND
OUTPUTS
EXTERNAL AMP
MAX POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUTS
COMPOSITE INPUTS
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT
V
L
S-VIDEO
R
L
S-VIDEO
R
L
INPUT 4
PR
PB
Y/VIDEO
PB
Y/VIDEO
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
SUBWOOFER
R
L
WIRED
IR
R
L
V
R
V
L
INPUT 1
PR
INPUT 2
POWER
(AC 120V~60Hz)
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
CABLE
INPUT
CableCARD™
Digital Cable
Card
ETHERNET
ANTENNA INPUT
For Factory Use Only
HDMI/DVI INPUT
Use menu for DVI audio.
CABLE
OR
OFF-AIR ANTENNA
FCC Statement: This digital television is capable of receiving analog basic, digital basic
and digital premium cable television programming by direct connection to a cable system
providing such programming. A security card provided by your cable operator is required
to view encrypted digital programming. Certain advanced and interactive digital cable
services such as video-on-demand, a cable operator’s enhanced program guide and dataenhanced television services may require the use of a set-top box. For more information,
call your local cable operator.
How to Connect: TV + CableCARD
The CableCARD slot allows you to use a digital cable television card to receive digital cable services, including premium and
HDTV cable channels, without the need for a set-top box. Please contact your local cable company for availability of services
and to obtain a digital cable television card.
When you receive the digital cable card, make sure you connect your coaxial cable to the CABLE INPUT jack. Then, turn on
your TV. Insert the digital cable card into the slot on the back of the TV labeled CableCARD. Push firmly on the card until
almost the entire card is inserted. Wait to receive information on-screen regarding your digital cable television services. See
below for information on setting up digital cable television services for your TV.
You should know:
•
Once the digital cable card is authorized for a particular TV, the card can’t be used with any other TV, unless it is reauthorized to it.
•
You won’t receive digital cable channels if you connect your cable to the ANTENNA INPUT. Make sure you connect
your cable to the CABLE INPUT.
•
Once inserted, it is not recommended you remove the digital cable card. In the case it needs to be removed, grasp
firmly, and pull the card straight out.
Setting Up Digital Cable Television Service
Once you have connected a digital cable card to the CableCARD slot on the back of the TV (explained above), you are
ready to receive digital cable channels. Wait approximately 30 seconds for the status screen to appear. Write down the
information you see and call your cable company to provide them with the information on-screen.
Notes: If your information screen disappears before you have a chance to write down the information, press MENU
on the remote to access the menu system. Then press 9, 9, 9, and the information screen appears. Go to page 63 for
more information on the CableCARD Tools menu.
You can’t order video-on-demand through your digital cable card. Call your local cable company to place an order.
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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. 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.
•
Use your TV’s internal speakers (good sound).
•
Connect audio/video receiver (speakers connected to receiver) to your TV (better sound).
•
Connect audio/video receiver (speakers connected to receiver) using the digital audio output jack to your TV (best sound).
How to Connect: TV + A/V Receiver + Speakers
1.
Connect the FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS from the TV to an A/V receiver using audio cables for 6-channel
matrix surround sound.
2.
Be sure to go to the Fixed/Variable Out screen in the Audio Connections menu and select whether you want the
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT jacks to send fixed volume audio or variable volume audio.
3.
4.
• 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 connect the SUBWOOFER jack, be sure to go to the Fixed/Variable Out screen in the Audio Connections menu
and select Yes for connecting to an external subwoofer.
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 + Receiver with Dolby Digital +Speakers
If you own a receiver with Dolby Digital* and/or PCM (Pulse-Code Modulation) 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 OUTPUT 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 Audio Connections, then Digital
Audio Output. Select AutoSelect (recommended) or PCM option.
• If your receiver can decode only PCM, select PCM option.
2.
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.
Note: If you want to use your TV’s internal speakers as the Center Channel speaker, use speaker wire to connect the
audio receiver’s CENTER SPEAKER OUTPUT to the TV’s CENTER SPEAKER INPUT. Set the Center Speaker Input option
in the Audio Connections menu to The center channel output from an audio receiver option.
*Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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TV
+
–
R REAR
Use menu for composite video.
INPUT 3
L REAR
R
MATRIX
SURROUND
OUTPUTS
EXTERNAL AMP
MAX POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUTS
COMPOSITE INPUTS
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS
CENTER
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT
V
L
S-VIDEO
L
R
INPUT 4
PR
PB
Y/VIDEO
–
+
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
SUBWOOFER
R
L
WIRED
IR
R
L
V
R
L
R
S-VIDEO
V
L
INPUT 1
PR
INPUT 2
PB
Y/VIDEO
POWER
(AC 120V~60Hz)
ETHERNET
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
CABLE
INPUT
CableCARD™
ANTENNA INPUT
For Factory Use Only
HDMI/DVI INPUT
Use menu for DVI audio.
Back of Left Front Speaker
Back of Right Front Speaker
OR
A/V AMPLIFIER
–
–
+
DIGITAL
AUDIO
INPUT
–
CD
IN
FRONT SPEAKERS
TAPE
IN
VCR
OUT
IN
OUT
TV
IN
L
R
Back of Right Rear Speaker
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CENTER
Surround
CENTER
SL
SUBWOOFER
SR
RIGHT
LEFT
+
SURROUND SPEAKERS
REAR
RIGHT
LEFT
+
+
–
–
Back of Left Rear Speaker
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Connections & Setup
Router
Cable Modem/DSL
Internet
TV
Note: A computer is necessary if
you want to display photos or
graphics on your TV that are
stored on your computer. Refer
to www.rca.com/Access
Scenium/311 for more
information on viewing photos.
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 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 (then you don’t need cable modem/
DSL or Internet access). 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 79 has ordering
information) because a keyboard is needed to effectively surf the Internet via your HDTV’s internal web browser.
•
A router enables you to network several components, such as a computer, cable modem, or DSL modem. You’ll need to
set up each component that is connected to the router. Use the manuals that accompany your router and other Internet
components for specific instructions.
To connect the router to the TV, use a CAT5 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. Go to
the Ethernet Setup menu on page 63 for more information on the Ethernet setup.
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Plug in the TV
Plug the flat end of the power 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 and blink for approximately 30 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 the TV is unplugged and plugged back in.
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 with the polarities inside the remote.
•
Replace the cover.
Turn on the TV
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 and replace the
batteries to remove the message.
ON-OFF
learning
TV
button
TV
DVD
SAT/CAB
PIP
VCR
AUDIO
AUX
SWAP CH. CTRL FREEZE
PRESETS
CC
FAV
CC
FORMAT
INFO
i
MENU
C
M
MENU button
OK button
Arrow
buttons
SOUND
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.
Use the Remote Control to Complete
the Assisted Setup
The technical term is “Navigation” – how you move through the on-screen
menus. The method is the same throughout the menu screens: highlight
your choice and select it.
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.
LIGHT
CLEAR
Press TV on the remote, or press the Power button on the TV’s front
panel.
SKIP
To select the item that you’ve highlighted, press OK.
Note: Highlighted means that the menu item stands out from
other menu items on the list (appears darker, brighter, or a
different color).
Tip
To access the setup menus, press MENU and
choose Assisted Setup.
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Complete the Assisted 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.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
Closed Captioning
Setup
1 Continue
2 Cancel Setup
Set the Menu Language
Preferences
English
Highlight with the and arrows. Select with the OK button.
1.
Use arrow buttons to highlight your preferred language for the
menu system.
2.
Press OK to select that language.
3.
Press the left arrow button and the up or down arrow button, if necessary,
to select Continue Setup, then press OK.
Español
Resalte con las flechas y . Seleccione con el botón OK.
Français
Mise en surbrillance avec et . Sélection avec OK.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Continue Setup
2 Cancel Setup
Assisted Setup
Input to search:
Cable Input
Antenna Input
Channels to search:
Digital channels
Analog channels
Channel Search
Channel Search finds channels
for you. Check fewer boxes to
make the search faster (but
less complete) and vice versa.
The first time that you do a
Channel Search, put a check in
all the boxes to do a thorough
search for channels.
Other search options:
Detect antenna or cable setting
Include previously found channels in search
Start
To add a channel that Channel
Search didn't find, clear all
menus and directly tune to the
channel with the number keys.
Complete Channel Search
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. Make
sure you have connected cable and/or off-air antenna to the corresponding
inputs before you start channel search.
1.
To do a complete channel search, check each box that pertains to your TV.
For example, if you’re only receiving cable from the CABLE INPUT,
highlight Cable Input and press OK to place a checkmark in the box.
Tip
2.
Select Start to begin the search.
The first Channel Search takes several minutes if
the TV is searching for analog and digital
channels and cable and antenna inputs are
being searched. You may want to leave and
come back later.
3.
When the channel search is complete, a message screen appears. Select
Continue. Another message screen appears telling you that you’ve
completed the Assisted Setup. Select Continue on the left.
Pressto make changes to this screen's settings.
Press OK to skip to the next step in the setup routine.
Notes: If you skip Channel Search now, you can access it later through
the Connections menu. See Chapter 4 for more details.
If a cable box is connected to your TV’s CABLE INPUT, or a CableCARD
is in use, Channel Search won’t work for Cable Input.
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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
•
Using the INPUT Button
•
Remote Code List
Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
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ON-OFF
Arrows (up, down, left, right) Used to move through the on-screen menus.
Also moves the PIP window, see page 46 for more information.
learning
TV
DVD
PIP
(0-9) Number Buttons
VCR
SAT/CAB
AUDIO
AUX
SWAP CH. CTRL FREEZE
PRESETS
CC
FAV
LIGHT
CC
FORMAT
INFO
i
CLEAR
MENU
C
M
SKIP
SOUND
CH
VOL
GO
BACK
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT
IN
REVERSE
RECORD
Enter channel numbers and time settings.
ANT•CAB Switches between Antenna and Cable Input. In VCR mode,
functions as a TV/VCR button. In SAT mode, functions as a TV/SAT button for
an RCA satellite receiver. When tuned to an input, press to go back to the most
recently used tuner (Antenna or Cable Input).
AUDIO Places the remote in audio mode to operate a component (such as a
audio receiver, CD player, or amplifier receiver) that you’ve programmed to
work with this button.
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.
CC (Closed Captioning) Toggles closed captioning on and off, if available
for the channel you’re tuned to. When you change channels or inputs, the
default for Caption Display is restored.
GUIDE
MUTE
The Buttons on the Remote Control
ANT•CAB
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.
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. 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.
0
PLAY
FORWARD
STOP
PAUSE
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.
FAV (Favorite) Press this button and a number button (0-7) to activate a
favorite webpage. See Using the Web Browser for more information.
FORMAT Toggles through the 4:3 video screen formats (Normal, Zoom,
Stretch, Cinerama, and Auto Format) for some 4:3 signals—not applicable to
16:9 signals. In browser mode, toggles through three different modes: fullscreen browser, video window on the left, and video window on the right.
Tip
Some remote buttons can be used with the
Web Browser and have different functions; see
page 49 for details.
FREEZE Freezes entire screen, including the main picture and PIP window, if
PIP is displayed. When recording from AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT, freezes digital,
but not analog channels. Does not affect DTVLink output.
GO BACK Returns you to the previous channel or previous screen in the
menu system. Also, toggles between tuner and input sources.
GUIDE If you’re controlling another component that has a guide, this accesses
the on-screen guide.
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Tips
INFO Brings up the Channel Banner with channel and viewing information.
Press again to remove the banner.
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.
INPUT Toggles through the TV’s available input sources (INPUT 1, INPUT 2,
INPUT 3, INPUT 4, Front Input, HDMI/DVI, DTVLink and last-active channel).
To quickly access an input, press the INPUT button and the input number, for
example, INPUT + 1 to access INPUT 1.
To turn off most RCA components that are
connected to the TV, press ON•OFF twice within
two seconds and hold remote steady until
indicator turns off.
LIGHT Press to illuminate 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.
MENU Makes Main Menu appear and disappear.
MUTE Reduces the TV’s volume to its minimum level. Press again to restore volume. The TV Audio Output menu
must be set to Variable Level, Speakers On to control the TV’s volume.
OK When a menu item is highlighted, press OK to select the item.
ON•OFF Turns the TV on or off. Your HDTV is equipped with a special lamp system. In order to preserve the life
of the lamp, the TV must warm up and cool down properly when you turn the TV on and off. When you turn the TV
off, the screen turns blue and fades to black. While the screen is blue, you can still turn the TV back on. If the screen
is black when you try to turn it on, the TV’s lamp is in its cool-down cycle. The TV’s audio comes on, then the
picture is displayed after a few moments.
In other modes (VCR, DVD, SAT/CAB, AUX, AUDIO), and 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.)
PRESETS Toggles through the Picture Presets for the input currently tuned to. The preset is only temporarily
changed and goes back to the original menu setting when you change channels or inputs or turn off the TV.
REVERSE, PLAY, FORWARD, RECORD, STOP, PAUSE If programmed, provides transport control for some remotecontrollable VCRs and CD and DVD players. In TV mode, can control a DTVLink component when tuned to the
DTVLink input.
SAT/CAB (Satellite/Cable) 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. Press CLEAR to cancel.
SOUND On digital channels/inputs, toggles the audio mode (if available for that channel). For analog channels,
toggles SAP on or off. If you change channels/inputs, the default for Audio Mode or SAP is restored. Does not affect
default menu settings for SAP or Audio Mode.
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 last-viewed 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.
VOL – or VOL + Decreases or increases the TV’s volume. The TV Audio Output menu must be set to Variable
Level, Speakers On to control the TV’s volume.
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ON-OFF
learning
DVD
SAT/CAB
Programming the Remote to Operate
Other Components
VCR
AUX
AUDIO
CLEAR
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 components.
The AUX button can be programmed to operate most brands of an additional
remote-controllable component: satellite receiver, cable box, DVD, VCR, and
an audio component. A second and third RCA TV can be programmed to any
component button, except the TV button. Go to page 63 for more information
on programming the remote to another TV.
C
Note: The TV button can’t be programmed on this remote to control
any component; it controls only this TV.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
REVERSE
PLAY
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:
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.
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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Programming the Remote
There are two ways to program the remote control to operate other
components: Automatic Code Search and Direct Entry.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 an ANGLE button that enables you to change the angle of 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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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, 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 28 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...
00:30
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
Front Input
Listening to English in SRS
MPAA - Not Rated
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 (whichever one is programmed to the 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 ANT/CAB, GO BACK, or INPUT to go back to viewing channels or
use the number buttons to enter the channel number.
•
To quickly access an input, press the INPUT button and the input number, for example, INPUT +
1 to access INPUT 1. Note for professional installers: This is a discrete input code.
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 .................................................................. 4039, 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 ................................................................... 4048
Pioneer ....................................................................... 4049
RCA ......................................................... 4007, 4050, 4062
Sears ........................................................................... 4059
Sony .................................................................. 4051, 4061
Technics ...................................................................... 4052
Toshiba ....................................................................... 4073
Chapter 2
Yamaha ............................................................. 4053, 4054
Phono
GE ............................................................................... 4005
RCA ............................................................................. 4005
Receiver/Tuner/AMP
Aiwa ......................... 4008. 4009, 4010, 4011, 4012,
Denon .........................................................................
GE ...............................................................................
Harman Kardon .........................................................
JBL ..............................................................................
JVC ..............................................................................
Kenwood ....................................................................
Onkyo .........................................................................
Optimus ......................................................................
Panasonic ......................................................... 4023,
RCA ................................................ 4003, 4015, 4029,
Sherwood ...................................................................
Sony ........................................................ 4016, 4017,
Technics ............................................................ 4023,
Yamaha ............................................................. 4018,
4021
4027
4003
4020
4020
4013
4014
4022
4028
4024
4030
4026
4025
4024
4019
Cable Box Codes
Programmable for SAT/CAB and AUX buttons.
ABC ...................................... 5002, 5003, 5004, 5006,
Archer ............................................................... 5008,
Cableview ...................................................................
Contec ........................................................................
Eastern ........................................................................
5045
5009
5007
5015
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
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
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Using the Remote Control
HD Receiver Code
PVR Codes
Programmable for AUX button.
Programmable for the VCR and AUX buttons.
RCA ............................................................................. 7000
PVR
Replay .......................................................................... 2086
Phillips Tivo ................................................................ 2085
TV Codes
Programmable for DVD, VCR, SAT/CAB, AUX,
and AUDIO buttons.
TV2 ............................................................................. 1222
TV3 ............................................................................. 1223
AUDIO and AUX buttons can use Audio codes;
DVD and AUX buttons can use DVD codes
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 ............................................................................
Audiovox .......................................................... 3025,
Panasonic ...................................................................
RCA .............................................................................
Sharp ...........................................................................
3022
3026
3030
3066
3051
DVD/VCR Combo Codes
DVD and AUX buttons can use DVD codes; VCR
and AUX buttons can use VCR codes
...............................................
Broksonic ..............................
Emerson .................................
Go Video ...............................
JVC .........................................
RCA ........................................
Samsung ................................
Sanyo .....................................
Sony .......................................
Zenith ....................................
34
DVD ........................
3075 ...........................
3076 ...........................
3077 ...........................
3078 ...........................
3079 ...........................
3080, 3081 ....... 2080,
3082 ...........................
3083 ...........................
3084 ...........................
Home Theatre in a Box
(DVD Receiver) Codes
VCR
2075
2076
2077
2078
2079
2081
2082
2083
2084
......................................... 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/HD
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
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Using the TV’s Features
Chapter Overview:
•
About the Channel Banner
•
Digital or Analog TV Channels
•
Parental Controls
•
How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada
•
Auto Tuning Feature
•
PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Operation
•
Using the Web Browser
•
DTVLink Recording
•
Emergency Alert System (EAS)
Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
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Using the TV’s Features
Program Title/Acquiring Channel
Ch 8-1 WLPJ
Listening to English in SRS
MPAA - Not Rated
12:30 AM
00:30
12:39 PM
Antenna Input
16:9 Normal 1080i HD
About the Channel Banner
The Channel Banner appears when you press the 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. When you change channels, the Channel
Banner appears as a smaller version than what’s shown above.
The icons change appearance to show the item’s status or availability.
Program Title/Acquiring Channel Title of program (if available) or Acquiring Channel appears when tuning a channel.
12:30 AM
00:30
The time when the TV shuts off if the Sleep Timer is activated in the Time menu.
Displays the time remaining before the TV tunes back to the channel where
Commercial Skip was activated.
12:39 PM Current time if the Time feature is set in Time menu.
8-1 WLPJ Current channel, subchannel (for digital channels) and the station call letters, if
available.
Antenna/Cable/Auto Tuning Displays type of signal (Antenna or Cable) you’re viewing or the Auto Tuning
component you’re viewing.
Listening to Displays when SAP is playing for analog channel. For a digital channel, displays
the currently playing audio language. Also displays the audio processor in use.
SAP or Audio Mode changes with SOUND button.
16:9 Normal 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 2.
Displays when Closed Captioning is available on the current channel and matches
the format selected in the Caption 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 mode, respectively.
Sound mode icons (mono, stereo, Dolby surround, four-channel surround, 4.1channel surround, five-channel surround), etc.
Appears when a program can be recorded; otherwise, it is grayed out.
Parental Control icon is displayed 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).
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Chapter 3
Using the TV’s Features
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 WLPJ
Listening to English in SRS
MPAA - Not Rated
learning
SAT/CAB
PIP
1.
Make sure the remote is in TV mode by pressing TV on the remote
control.
2.
Enter the primary channel number. 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 digital
subchannel.
3.
If the primary channel number has six or fewer digits (for cable), or
two digits (for antenna) 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 and the TV
tunes to the channel.
TV Button
TV
VCR
AUDIO
AUX
SWAP CH. CTRL FREEZE
PRESETS
CC
FAV
LIGHT
CC
FORMAT
INFO
i
CLEAR
MENU
C
M
Right Arrow
SOUND
SKIP
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.”
Chapter 3
Cable Input
4:3 Normal 480i SD
Direct Tuning to a Channel
ON-OFF
DVD
Use the channel banner to determine
whether a channel is digital or analog.
A digital (ATSC or QAM) channel has a
dash and second number after it (e.g.,
21-1); an analog channel (NTSC) doesn’t
(e.g., Ch 21).
Notes: You can always use the channel up and down buttons on
the remote control to change channels within the TV mode.
If you wait too long before entering the subchannel, the TV tunes
to the lowest digital subchannel.
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Using the TV’s Features
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Recordings
4 Parental Controls
5 Connections
6 Preferences
7 Assisted Setup
8 Web Browser
The Parental Controls menu lets you set up the Locked and
Unlocked channel lists, ratings, and blocking features:
•Lock TV/Unlock TV: Choose to either lock or unlock the TV.
•Video Input List: Choose the inputs to be seen or hidden.
•Cable Channel List: Choose channels for the Cable Input.
•Antenna Channel List: Choose channels for the Antenna Input.
•USA V-Chip: Set rating limits for USA-rated shows.
•Canada V-Chip: Set rating limits for Canada-rated shows.
•V-Chip Unrated: Unrated and Exempt shows can be blocked.
•Front Button Block: Choose if buttons are accessible or not.
•Web Browser Block: You can block access to the Internet.
Press OK or to access the Parental Control menu.
Parental Controls
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 controls the
software inside your TV (referred to as V-Chip) which lets you program
your TV so it won’t display certain programs and movies based on
violence, sex, or other content you may believe children should not view.
Once you block programs, you or other adults can unblock programs by
entering a password to unlock video or enter the password to edit the
features in the Parental Controls menu. By default, the software inside
your TV is turned “off,” so if you don’t want to use this feature, you can
just ignore it.
The options of the Parental Controls menu are Lock/Unlock TV, Video
Input List, Cable Channel List, Antenna Channel List, USA V-Chip, Canada
V-Chip, V-Chip Unrated, Front Button Block, and Web Browser Block.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
9 Web Browser Block
Lock/Unlock TV
Parental Controls
Enter new password:
* * * *
Confirm new password:
* * * *
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 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
9 Web Browser Block
Do you want to unlock the TV?
Point to "Yes" and press OK to unlock the TV.
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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 VOL- 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.
Point to "No" and press OK to cancel.
Yes
No
Warning: Unlocking the TV turns off the rating limits, the
Locked List, and blocking features. Press OK to continue.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
9 Web Browser Block
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.
Selecting this option lets you lock and unlock the parental controls and the TV
using a password. It locks or unlocks channel lists. If the TV is unlocked
when watching TV, you only see the channels that have a check mark in the
Unlocked List (see Channel Lists below). If the TV is locked when watching
TV, you only see the channels that are marked as 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.
Parental Controls
Unlocked Locked
List
List
All Video Inputs
Input 1
Input 2
Input 3
Input 4
Front Input
HDMI
DTVLink
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Press OK to edit the video input List. Each input can be
added or deleted in the list and made blocked or viewable.
Channel Lists (Video Input List, Cable Channel
List, Antenna Ch. 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 Cable Channel List and Antenna Ch. List for offair 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.
Chapter 3
Using the TV’s Features
Editing Channels in the Channel Lists
The Antenna and Cable Channel 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.
To save time, 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 Video Inputs or All Channels but be very careful because you could erase all of your selections.
Note: If a cable box is connected to the CABLE INPUT, the channel list can be edited for Cable Channel 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. With the V-Chip Unrated menu, you can also block out programs that
have been given a rating of “Not Rated,” or “Exempt” and programs that are considered “unrated”. The TV age-based ratings
and content themes you can block are in the table on the next page.
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 with 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
0
B
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
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
Rating Field
Lets you select whether the status of the age-based
Content Themes
rating limit to the left is Viewable or Blocked.
Lists the content themes you
can block or view.
Lets you select from a
list of age-based ratings
Main Menu
you can block or view.
0 Go Back
1 V-Chip TV Rating
2 V-Chip Movie Rating
Rating Settings
Area
Parental Controls
Rating
Status
"TV-MA"
Blocked
"TV-14"
Viewable
"TV-PG"
Blocked
"TV-G"
Blocked
based ratings and
"TV-Y7"
Blocked
associated content. The
"TV-Y"
Blocked
Lets you see the current
block/view state of age-
Viewable (V) settings are
coded in green, and the
USA V-Chip
The V-Chip TV rating limits are set with this screen.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
D
Rating Content
L
S
V
B
B
B
V
V
V
V
B
0
B
B
B
Content Status Fields
Lets you select which
FV
content themes to view for
the selected rating, and
whether the status of the
content theme is currently
B
Viewable (V) or Blocked (B).
Press OK to set the age-based TV rating limit and content
theme limit.
Blocked (B) settings are
coded in red.
Age-Based
Rating
TV-MA
TV-14
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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).
TV-PG
Parental Guidance Suggested. Contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children. Many
parents may want to watch it with their younger children. The program contains one or more of the following
content themes: some suggestive dialogue (D), infrequent coarse language (L), some sexual situations (S), or
moderate violence (V).
TV-G
General Audience. Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages. It contains little or no sexual
dialogue (D) or situations (S), no strong language (L), and little or no violence (V).
TV-Y7
Directed to Children 7 years and older. Designed for children ages 7 and above. It may be more
appropriate for children who have acquired the developmental skills needed to distinguish between makebelieve and reality. Themes and elements in this program may include mild fantasy violence (FV) or comedic
violence, or may frighten children under the age of 7.
TV-Y
All Children. Themes and elements in this program are designed for a young audience, including children
from ages 2-6. It is not expected to frighten younger children.
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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
USA V-Chip
Status
X
Blocked
NC-17
Blocked
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.
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.
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 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. 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 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. 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 a prolonged time (e.g.,
due to 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 jacks.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
9 Web Browser Block
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
1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Video Input Setup
6 Auto Tuning
7 DTVLink Setup
8 Special Features
9 Ethernet Setup
Go Back
Web Browser Block
Parental Controls
VCR
Front Input
AUDIO (Audio Receiver/Amp)
Front Input
VCR2 (AUX default)
Front Input
RCA SAT2
Front Input
DVD
Front Input
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.
TV
SAT/CAB
VCR
AUX
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.
DVD
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.
AUDIO
With the Auto Tuning feature, you can set up
the TV to tune to the channel or input you want
to watch by pressing that component’s button.
Auto Tuning for the TV button cannot be set.
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 or input to tune to when you press
the VCR, DVD, AUDIO, or SAT/CAB button on the remote control. This
is especially useful for going directly to an input like DTVLink.
Notes: The AUX button by default is set up for a second RCA VCR. If you
need to reprogram the AUX button, or instead want to program the VCR
button, use the 2001 code. Then use the VCR2 option in the auto tuning
menu to set auto tuning.
If you have two RCA satellite receivers, you can control each separately.
Program the second receiver with the AUX button using the 5001 code.
Then use the RCA SAT2 option in the auto tuning menu to set auto
tuning.
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.
The choices and a brief explanation follow:
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Not Connected Choose this if you don’t have this particular component connected to the TV, or if you don’t
want the TV to automatically tune to the correct channel when you press one of the component buttons on the
remote.
Channel 2, 3 or 4 Cable Input Component is connected to the CABLE INPUT 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 Input Component is connected to the ANTENNA INPUT 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.
Input 1, Input 3 Component is connected to the Input 1 or 3 Video (V) 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 2, Input 4 Compatible video source, such as a DVD player or satellite receiver, is connected to the
Input 2 or 4 COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUT jacks (Y/Video•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.
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.
HDMI Component is connected to the HDMI/DVI jack on the back of the TV and you want the TV to tune to
this input when you press the corresponding button.
DTVLink DTVLink 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. You will only be able to use the PIP window and main picture with analog channels
and inputs; PIP doesn’t support digital signals. The main and PIP channels must be from different tuners or
inputs; for example, main is from INPUT 1 and PIP is from ANTENNA INPUT. If you are only using tuners for
PIP and main, you must have the main picture from CABLE INPUT and the PIP picture from ANTENNA INPUT,
or vice-versa.
PIP Buttons
PIP
buttons
PIP
SWAP CH. CTRL FREEZE
PRESETS
CC
FAV
LIGHT
There are certain remote buttons that control the way the PIP window
works:
CC
FORMAT
PIP Brings up the PIP window. Press PIP again to remove the window.
INFO
i
CLEAR
MENU
C
M
SWAP Switches the video from the PIP window to the main picture.
Arrow
buttons
SOUND
SKIP
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 (VCR, DVD, etc.).
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Arrows Let you move the PIP window to different areas of the screen.
FREEZE Freezes entire screen, including the main picture and PIP
window, if PIP is displayed.
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 8-1 WLPJ
Listening to English in SRS
MPAA - Not Rated
Channel
control
indicator
PIP Ch 8
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
Antenna Input
4:3 Normal 480i SD
Unrated
Cable Input
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, INPUT, ANT/CAB, or number buttons, or component buttons
that have been auto tuned, to change the PIP channel.
3.
To change the program in the main picture window, press CH CTRL. Then use any of the
above mentioned 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 in the main window and 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
Ch 8-1WLPJ
Listening to English in SRS
MPAA - Not Rated
PIP Not Viewable
00:30
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
Antenna Input
4:3 Normal 480i SD
Cable Input
The message “PIP Not Viewable” 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 can only be displayed in analog signals from CABLE, ANTENNA, composite, S-VIDEO and
component (Y, Pb, Pr) inputs in 480i format.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Recordings
4 Parental Controls
5 Connections
6 Preferences
7 Assisted Setup
8 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.
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.
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 type in a
good website.
You can use channel up/down, ANT/CAB, INPUT, or
component buttons you’ve set with auto tuning to
tune to a different channel in the video window.
Number keys cannot be used to tune channels in the
video window.
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Saving Your Favorite Web Address
Program any favorite (FAV) key, including HOME and SEARCH, to any
website address (URL). After you’ve browsed to a favorite web address,
just press the desired key and hold it until a message appears. That site’s
address 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. Access programmed favorite websites using
your remote by pressing FAV + number button. To view FAV HOME,
press FAV + 0; to view FAV SEARCH, press FAV + 7.
You can store 32 additional website addresses by using the following
buttons together: SHIFT and FAV, CTRL and FAV, ALT and FAV.
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.
Chapter 3
Using the TV’s Features
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 web 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; press OK to select weblink
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
FOR

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