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Television

User’s Guide

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Important Information

WARNING

To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC

SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO

USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER

SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

This symbol indicates

"dangerous voltage" inside the product that presents a risk of electric shock or personal injury.

This symbol indicates important instructions accompanying the product.

Caution: To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, fully insert.

Attention: Pour éviter les chocs électriques, introduire la lame la plus large de la fiche dans la borne correspondante de la prise et pousser jusqú au fond.

Refer to the identification/rating label located on the back panel of your product for its proper operating voltage.

FCC Regulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may void the user’s authority to operate it.

If fixed (non-moving) images are left on the screen for long periods, they may be permanently imprinted on the picture tube. Such images include network logos, phone numbers, and video games.

This damage is not covered by your warranty. Extended viewing of channels displaying these images should be avoided.

Cable TV Installer: This reminder is provided to call your attention to

Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code (Section 54 of the Canadian

Electrical Code, Part 1) which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry as practical.

Product Registration

Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. Returning this 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. The numbers are located on your product.

Model No. __________________________________________________________________________________________

Serial No. __________________________________________________________________________________________

Purchase Date: ______________________________________________________________________________________

Dealer/Address/Phone: ______________________________________________________________________________

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M A I N M E N U

T I M E R

V I D E O A D J U S T

C O M P O N E N T A D J .

A U D I O A D J U S T

C L O S E D C A P T I O N

P A R E N T C O N T R O L

L A N G U A G E

E N E R G Y S A V E

S E T U P

• [ , ] t o m o v e c u r s o r

• [ O K ] t o s e t

Introduction

Key Features Overview

Your TV is equipped with features that will add to your viewing experience. The following information summarizes these features. Chapter 3 provides more information about the rest of the

TV’s features and how to use them.

V-Chip: Parental Controls

Description: You can block programs and movies by content, age-based ratings, and/or movie ratings.

Requirements:

• Set up the TV GUIDELINES and MPAA menus in the TV’s main MENU

(Chapter 3 has details).

• The broadcasters must use the rating system when they send the program to your TV in order for your TV to block the program.

P A R E N T C O N T R O L

• V - C H I P B L O C K

R E T U R N

• [ , ] t o m o v e c u r s o r

• [ O K ] t o s e t

TV back panel

VIDEO

IN 1

LINE IN

IN 3

LINE COMPONENT-IN

OUT VIDEO AUDIO

Y

L

AUDIO

R

P B

(C B )

P R

(C R )

L

R

ANT/CABLE

75

Component Input Jacks

Description: The jacks on the back of your TV labeled COMPONENT-IN can be used to connect a component with Component Output jacks (like a DVD player). Component video connections provide a higher quality picture because the video signal is divided into three parts instead of being compressed into one.

Requirements: A component with Component Output jacks, and three video grade cables that you’ll use to connect the component to your TV.

PIP (Picture-In-Picture)

Description: PIP lets you watch two channels at one time — one channel on the main screen and the other in a smaller window.

Requirements: Press the PIP button on the remote control. Go to page X for more information about PIP.

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Table of Contents

Introduction:

Key Features Overview .................................................................................................... 1

V-Chip: Parental Controls ........................................................................................... 1

Component Input Jacks ............................................................................................. 1

PIP (Picture-In-Picture) ............................................................................................... 1

Chapter 1: Setup and Connections

Things to Consider Before You Connect ......................................................................... 6

Protect Against Power Surges ................................................................................... 6

Protect Components from Overheating ................................................................... 6

Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference ............................................ 6

Important Stand and Base Safety Information ........................................................ 6

Use Indirect Light ....................................................................................................... 6

Choose Your Connection .................................................................................................. 7

Cables Needed to Connect Components to Your TV ............................................... 7

Connection: TV + VCR ....................................................................................................... 8

Connection: TV + VCR + DVD Player ............................................................................... 9

Connection: TV + VCR + Satellite Receiver ................................................................... 11

Plug in the TV .................................................................................................................. 12

Put Batteries in the Remote ........................................................................................... 12

How to Use the Remote Control to Complete the Initial Setup ................................. 12

Turn on the TV ................................................................................................................ 12

Initial Setup ..................................................................................................................... 13

Select a Language .................................................................................................... 13

Auto Preset (Automatically Searching for Channels) ............................................. 13

Add or Erase Channels ............................................................................................. 14

Chapter 2: The Remote Control

The Buttons on the Remote Control ............................................................................. 16

Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components ......................................... 18

Find Out If You Need to Program the Remote ....................................................... 18

How to Program the Remote .................................................................................. 18

How to Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It ................................................ 19

How to Order A New Remote Control .......................................................................... 19

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Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Features

The PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Feature ............................................................................... 22

How V-Chip Works ................................................................................................... 23

New Rating Systems ................................................................................................. 23

Parent Controls and V-Chip ............................................................................................ 23

Set the MPAA Rating Limits ..................................................................................... 24

Set the TV GUIDELINES Rating Limits ...................................................................... 25

Entering Your Secret Number .................................................................................. 27

Download New Rating System ................................................................................ 27

Turning V-Chip Block On and Off ............................................................................ 28

Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System

How to Use Your TV’s Menu System ............................................................................. 30

TIMER Menu ............................................................................................................. 30

To set the clock. ................................................................................................. 30

Accessing Menus ...................................................................................................... 30

Exiting from a menu ................................................................................................ 30

To set the on timer or sleep timer. .................................................................... 31

VIDEO ADJUST Menu ............................................................................................... 32

COMPONENT ADJUST Menu ................................................................................... 32

AUDIO ADJUST Menu .............................................................................................. 33

CLOSED CAPTION Menu .......................................................................................... 34

PARENT CONTROL — go to Chapter 3 .................................................................... 34

LANGUAGE Menu .................................................................................................... 34

Additional Settings in the SETUP Menu ................................................................. 35

The ENERGY SAVE Menu ......................................................................................... 35

Chapter 5: Additional Information

Troubleshooting .............................................................................................................. 38

Back Panel (listed left to right) ...................................................................................... 40

Front Panel (listed alphabetically) ................................................................................. 40

Limited Warranty ............................................................................................................ 41

Care and Cleaning .......................................................................................................... 43

Finding the TV’s Video Line Input Channel ................................................................... 43

Accessories ...................................................................................................................... 45

Index ................................................................................................................................ 47

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Chapter 1

Connections & Setup

Chapter Overview:

• Things to Consider Before You Connect

• Choose Your Connection

• Connections

• Plug in the TV

• Put Batteries in the Remote Control

• Turn on the TV

• Initial Setup

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Things to Consider Before You Connect

Protect Against Power Surges

• Connect all components before you plug any of their power cords into the wall outlet.

• Turn off the TV and/or component before you connect or disconnect any cables.

• Make sure all antennas and cables are properly grounded. Refer to the Important

Safeguards sheet packed with your TV.

Protect Components from Overheating

• Don’t block ventilation holes on any of the components. Arrange the components so that air can circulate freely.

• Don’t stack components.

• When you place components in a stand, make sure you allow adequate ventilation.

• If you connect an audio receiver or amplifier, place it on the top shelf so the heated air from it won’t flow around other components.

Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference

• Insert each cable firmly into the designated jack.

• If you place components above the TV, route all cables down the side of the back of the

TV instead of straight down the middle of the back of the TV.

• If your antenna uses 300-ohm twin lead cables, do not coil the cables. Also, keep the twin lead cables away from audio/video cables.

Important Stand and Base Safety Information

Choose the location for your TV carefully. Place the TV on a stand or base that is of adequate size and strength to prevent the TV from being accidentally tipped over, pushed off, or pulled off. This could cause personal injury and/or damage to the TV. Refer to the Important

Safeguards sheet packed with your TV.

Use Indirect Light

Don’t place the TV where sunlight or room lighting will be directed toward the screen. Use soft or indirect lighting.

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Choose Your Connection

There are several ways to connect your TV. Please use the following chart to determine which connection is best for you. Proceed to the appropriate page, and connect your TV.

TV

TV

TV

Components

VCR

VCR

Connection

Title

TV +VCR

Go To page 8

VCR

DVD

TV + VCR +

DVD Player page 9

TV + VCR +

Satellite Receiver page 10

Satellite

Cables Needed to Connect Components to Your TV

The pictures below show the cables needed for the connections represented in this book.

Note: Audio/Video cables (A/V cables for short) are usually sold as a bundled set, but the connection picture in this book shows each cable separately for better visibility.

RF Coaxial cable Audio/video cables Video grade cables

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TV

VCR

2B

TV back panel

VIDEO

AUDIO

L

R

LINE IN

IN 1 IN 3

LINE

OUT

COMPONENT-IN

VIDEO AUDIO

Y

P

B

(C

B

)

P

R

(C

R

)

L

R

ANT/CABLE

75 Ω

2A

VCR

VIDEO OUT

VIDEO IN

AUDIO OUT

L R

AUDIO IN

L R

IN FROM ANT

OUT TO TV

CH3

CH4

1

Note: The back of your VCR might not look exactly like the one shown here.

From cable or antenna

Connection: TV + VCR

1.

Connect your cable or antenna to your VCR

Connect the RF coaxial cable from your cable feed, cable box, or off-air antenna to the IN FROM ANTENNA jack on your VCR (sometimes labeled IN FROM ANT).

2.

Connect your VCR to your TV

A. Connect a coaxial cable to the OUT TO TV jack on your VCR (sometimes labeled OUT TO TV), and to the

ANT/CABLE jack on the back of the TV.

B. Connect audio/video cables. Connect the video cable (yellow) to the IN 1 VIDEO jack on the back of the TV and to the Video Output jack on the VCR (sometimes labeled VIDEO OUT). Connect the audio cables (white and red) to the IN 1 AUDIO L and R jacks on the TV, and to the corresponding Output jacks on the VCR (sometimes labeled

AUDIO OUT L and R).

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TV

DVD Player

VIDEO AUDIO OUT

L R

COMPONENT

VIDEO OUTPUT

Y P

B

P

R

S-VIDEO

1B

Note: The back of your DVD player might not look exactly like the one shown here.

DVD

VCR

TV back panel

2B

VIDEO

AUDIO

L

R

LINE IN

IN 1 IN 3

LINE

OUT

COMPONENT-IN

VIDEO AUDIO

Y

P

B

(C B )

P

R

(C R )

L

R

1A

ANT/CABLE

75 Ω

2A

1C

VCR

VIDEO OUT

VIDEO IN

AUDIO OUT

L R

AUDIO IN

L R

IN FROM ANT

OUT TO TV

CH3

CH4

Note: The back of your VCR might not look exactly like the one shown here.

From cable or antenna

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Connection: TV + VCR + DVD Player

1.

Connect your DVD Player to your TV

Note: if your DVD Player doesn’t have Component jacks, use audio/video cables to connect the DVD Player to the TV’s

AUDIO L and R and VIDEO jacks.

A. Connect three video grade cables to the COMPONENT-IN VIDEO jacks on the back of the TV– labeled

Y, P

B

(C

B

), P

R

(C

R

).

B. Connect the other ends of the video cables to the corresponding Component Output Jacks on your DVD Player

(sometimes labeled Y, P b

, P r

).

C. Connect audio cables to the COMPONENT-IN jacks labeled AUDIO L and R and to the Audio Output jacks on the

DVD Player (sometimes labeled AUDIO OUT L and R).

2.

Connect your VCR to your TV

A. Connect a coaxial cable to the OUT TO TV jack on your VCR (sometimes labeled OUT TO TV), and to the

ANT/CABLE jack on the back of the TV.

B. Connect audio/video cables. Connect the video cable (yellow) to the IN 1 VIDEO jack on the back of the TV and to the Video Output jack on the VCR (sometimes labeled VIDEO OUT). Connect the audio cables (white and red) to the

IN 1 AUDIO L and R jacks on the TV, and to the corresponding Output jacks on the VCR (sometimes labeled AUDIO

OUT L and R).

3.

Connect your cable or antenna to your VCR

Connect the RF coaxial cable from your cable feed, cable box, or off-air antenna to the IN FROM ANTENNA jack on your VCR (sometimes labeled IN FROM ANT).

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TV

TV back panel

VIDEO

AUDIO

L

R

LINE IN

IN 1 IN 3

LINE

OUT

COMPONENT-IN

VIDEO AUDIO

Y

P B

(C

B

)

P R

(C

R

)

L

R

ANT/CABLE

75

3B

VCR

Satellite

3A

VCR

AUDIO

OUT IN

R

L

VIDEO

CH

3 4

ANT. IN

RF OUT

Satellite receiver back panel

1B

1A

OUT

VIDEO L R

OUT TO TV

S-VIDEO

IN FROM ANT

SA TELLITE

IN

CH3

CH4

2A

2B

From antenna or cable

From satellite

1C

Note: The back of your VCR and satellite receiver might not look exactly like the ones shown here.

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Connection: TV + VCR + Satellite Receiver

1.

Connect your satellite receiver to your VCR

A. Connect the audio/video cables. Connect the audio cables (white and red) to the Audio Input jacks on the VCR (sometimes labeled AUDIO IN L and R) and to the Audio Output Jacks on the satellite receiver (sometimes labeled OUT L and R).

B. Connect the video cable (yellow) to the Video Input jack on the VCR (sometimes labeled

VIDEO IN) and to the Video Output Jack on the satellite receiver (sometimes labeled VIDEO

OUT).

C. Connect a coaxial cable from the satellite receiver’s OUT TO TV jack and to the Antenna Input jack on the VCR (sometimes labeled ANT IN).

2.

Connect coaxial cables to the satellite receiver

A. Connect the coaxial cable from your cable feed or antenna to the Input Jack on your satellite receiver (sometimes labeled IN FROM ANT).

B. If it’s not already connected, make sure you connect the coaxial cable from your satellite dish antenna to the Input Jack on your satellite receiver (sometimes labeled SATELLITE IN).

3.

Connect your VCR to your TV

A. Connect a coaxial cable to the Output Jack (sometimes labeled RF OUT) on the VCR and to

ANT/CABLE jack on the TV.

B. Connect audio/video cables. Connect audio cables to the Audio Output jacks on the VCR, and to the IN 1 AUDIO L and R jacks on the TV. Connect the video cable (yellow) to the Video

Output jack on the VCR, and to the IN 1 VIDEO jack on the TV.

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Plug in the TV

Plug the end of the power cord into the wall outlet. Match the wide blade of the plug with the wide slot in the outlet. Insert the plug completely into the outlet.

Put Batteries in the Remote

1.

Remove the battery compartment cover on the remote.

2.

Insert new batteries. Match the polarities (+ and -) on the batteries with the diagram on the remote.

3.

Put the battery compartment cover back on the remote.

ON•OFF button

Arrow buttons

(up, down, left, right), and the

OK button

VCR1 ON•OFF TV

DVD VCR2 AUX SAT•CABLE

MUTE SKIP

CH +

SOUND

GUIDE

CH

OK

GO BACK

INFO

1

MENU

2 3

6

CLEAR

4 5

7

INPUT

8

0

REVERSE PLAY

9

ANTENNA

FORWARD

RECORD STOP PAUSE

PIP SWAP CH CTRL RESET

How to Use the Remote Control to

Complete the Interactive Setup

The technical term is called “navigation” – how you move through the on-screen menus. The theory is the same throughout the menu screens: highlight your choice and select it.

To highlight or point to an item on the screen, press the arrow buttons on the remote (you’ll notice the circle moves). Use the up or down arrow button to move up or down respectively. Use the left or right arrow buttons to move left or right respectively.

To select an item you’ve highlighted (i.e., it has the circle next to it), press the

OK button.

Turn on the TV

To turn on the TV, press the ON•OFF button on the remote or the

POWER on the front of the TV (the POWER indicator on the front of the TV lights).

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Initial Setup

The first time you turn on your TV, you’ll be asked to set a few menu screens so that your TV will set up correctly.

Complete the following steps to set up your TV. The other options in the SET UP menu are explained in Chapter 4.

S E L E C T L A N G U A G E

E N G L I S H

E S P A Ñ O L

F R A N Ç A I S

N E X T

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• [ O K ] t o s e t

S E L E C T L A N G U A G E

E N G L I S H

E S P A Ñ O L

F R A N Ç A I S

N E X T

• [ , ] t o m o v e c u r s o r

• [ O K ] t o s e t

Select a Language

The first time you turn on the TV, the SELECT LANGUAGE menu appears on the screen. If you want the on-screen menus to appear in English, press the OK button on the remote control. If you want the on-screen menus to appear in a different language, follow these steps.

1.

Press the down arrow on the remote to highlight ESPANOL (Spanish) or

FRANCAIS (French).

2.

Press OK to select the language.

3.

Press the down arrow button to highlight NEXT, and press OK (a menu appears asking you if you want to START AUTO PRESET?)

Note: If you need to change the language later, you can access this menu from the Main menu - go to page 34 for instructions.

C O N N E C T A N T E N N A O R C A B L E

S T A R T A U T O P R E S E T ?

Y E S : O K

N O : M E N U

P L E A S E W A I T

A U T O P R O G R A M M I N G

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S T O P : M E N U

Auto Preset (Automatically Searching for Channels)

Auto Preset enables the TV to search for all of the channels that are viewable through your cable TV connection or off-air antenna.

1.

If you’ve connected your antenna or cable, press the OK button on the remote (auto programming starts).

Note: If you want to stop the auto programming, press MENU.

When the search is complete the TV will automatically tune to the first channel in the channel list.

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M A I N M E N U

T I M E R

V I D E O A D J U S T

C O M P O N E N T A D J .

A U D I O A D J U S T

C L O S E D C A P T I O N

P A R E N T C O N T R O L

L A N G U A G E

E N E R G Y S A V E

S E T U P

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• [ O K ] t o s e t

S E T U P

U N I V E R S A L P L U S

B L U E S C R E E N

A U T O P R E S E T

C A B L E

C H S E A R C H

C H M E M O R Y

R E T U R N

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• [ O K ] t o s e t

Add or Erase Channels

You might want to add or erase some channels if they’re inactive, have weak signals, or you don’t want them in your channel list. The channel list is the list of channels that the TV tunes to when you press the channel up and/or channel down buttons.

Note: Even if you erase a channel, you can still tune to it by pressing the number buttons on the remote control.

1.

Press MENU on the remote (the main MENU appears).

2.

Press down arrow button to highlight SET UP.

3.

Press OK (the SET UP menu appears).

4.

Press the down arrow button to highlight CH MEMORY.

5.

Press OK (the CH MEMORY menu appears).

C H M E M O R Y

A I R 1 2

• [ C H + / – , 0 ~ 9 ] t o s e l e c t

• [ ] t o A D D

C H M E M O R Y

A I R 1 2

• [ C H + / – , 0 ~ 9 ] t o s e l e c t

• [ ] t o E R A S E

6.

Follow the on-screen directions to ADD or ERASE a channel (press CH+ and/or CH -, or the number buttons to make different channel numbers appear).

• To add the channel that’s shown on the screen to the TV’s channel memory, press the right arrow button.

• To erase the channel listed on the screen, press the left arrow button.

7.

To exit, press MENU.

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Chapter 2

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

• How to order a new remote control

• Code list

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The Remote Control

VCR1 ON•OFF TV

DVD VCR2 AUX SAT•CABLE

MUTE SKIP

CH +

SOUND

GUIDE

CH

OK

GO BACK

INFO

1

MENU

2 3

CLEAR

4 5 6

7

INPUT

8

0

REVERSE PLAY

9

ANTENNA

FORWARD

RECORD STOP PAUSE

PIP SWAP CH CTRL RESET

The Buttons on the Remote Control

Your backlit remote has a light button that glows in the dark. Press this button to light the channel up and channel down (CH +/–) and volume up and down (VOL </>)buttons. If you don’t press any buttons for several seconds, the light turns off to conserve battery power.

0-9 (Number buttons) Enter channel numbers directly through the remote.

To enter a 2-digit channel, press the two digits. To enter a 3-digit channel, press and hold the first digit until two dashes appear on the screen (to the right of the first number), then add the next two digits. Example: to tune to channel 123, press and hold 1 until 1– – appears, press 2, then press 3.

ANTENNA Functions as TV/VCR button in VCR mode and TV/receiver button in SAT•CABLE mode.

Arrow buttons (up, down, right, and left) Press the arrow buttons to move through the on-screen menus.

AUX button Puts the remote in AUX mode.

CH (+ and –) buttons Scan up or down through stored channels. Press once to change the channel up or down; press and hold to continue changing channels. The remote must be in TV mode.

CH CTRL (Channel Control) Selects the picture window (main window or

PIP window) that changes when you press the channel up or channel down button or the INPUT button.

CLEAR button Resets the time counter.

DVD button Puts the remote in DVD mode. Operates RCA, GE, and

Proscan DVD Players.

FORWARD (fast forward) button Fast forwards a tape or disc, if you’ve programmed the remote to operate a VCR or DVD Player and you put the remote in the VCR or DVD mode.

GUIDE If this remote control operates a satellite receiver (most RCA, GE, and

Proscan models), press GUIDE to see listings from your satellite service provider.

GO BACK button Returns you to the previous channel.

INFO button Displays TV/VCR’s current status. Displays time counter when a tape is inserted. Press again to remove display.

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The Remote Control

INPUT button Repeatedly press to select the TV tuner, or line inputs (LINE 1 for the rear LINE IN/

IN1 jacks, LINE 3 for the rear LINE IN/IN3 jacks, LINE 2 for the front VIDEO, L/MONO, R jacks or

COMPONENT for the COMPONENT jacks).

L.E.D. (light-emitting diode) The little light on the remote that lights when you are programming the remote. It also lights when you press a valid button on the remote.

MENU button Displays the TV/VCR’s main MENU.

MUTE button Lowers the TV volume to its minimum level and automatically turns on closedcaptioning. Press again to restore volume and turn off closed-captioning.

ON•OFF button Turns the TV on and off. If the remote is in another component mode (VCR, DVD,

SAT•CABLE, etc.) and has been programmed to operate other components, press the ON•OFF button to turn that component on and off.

PAUSE button Pauses a tape or disc during playback, if you’ve programmed the remote to operate a VCR or DVD Player and you put the remote in the VCR or DVD mode.

PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Brings up the small Picture-In-Picture window. Press again to remove the

PIP window.

PLAY button Plays a tape or disc, if you’ve programmed the remote to operate a VCR or DVD

Player and you put the remote in the VCR or DVD mode.

RECORD button Starts VCR recording if you’ve programmed the remote to operate your VCR and you put the remote in VCR mode.

RESET Returns the TV’s settings to default settings.

REVERSE button Rewinds a tape or disc, if you’ve programmed the remote to operate a VCR or

DVD Player and you put the remote in the VCR or DVD mode.

SAT•CABLE button Puts remote in cable or satellite mode.

SKIP button Press once before changing channels and the TV will wait 30 seconds before returning you to the original channel. Press repeatedly to add more time.

SOUND button Press to select stereo, SAP, or mono audio.

STOP button Stops the following playback functions: record, play, rewind, fast forward, and pause – if you’ve programmed the remote to operate a VCR or DVD Player and you put the remote in the VCR or DVD mode.

SWAP Used with PIP — switches between the main picture and the picture in the PIP window.

TV button Turns on the TV and puts remote in TV mode.

VCR1 Puts the remote in VCR mode, if you’ve programmed the remote to operate a VCR. Operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan VCRs.

VCR2 Puts the remote in VCR mode, if you’ve programmed the remote to operate a VCR.

VOL (< and >) buttons Decrease or increase the TV volume.

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VCR ON•OFF TV

DVD VCR2 AUX SAT CABLE

CH

+

CH -

REVERSE PLAY

STOP

Programming the Remote to Operate

Other Components

The universal remote control can be programmed to operate most brands of remote controllable VCRs, satellite receivers and cable boxes. The remote is already programmed to operate most RCA, GE and Proscan TVs, VCRs, DVD players, laserdisc players and satellite receivers.

Find Out If You Need to Program the Remote

To determine whether the universal remote needs to be programmed, turn a component ON, such as a VCR, point the remote at the VCR, and press the

VCR1 button. Then press ON•OFF or channel up or channel down to see if the VCR responds to the remote commands. If not, the remote needs to be programmed.

You’ll use these buttons when you program the remote to operate another component.

The remote may not operate all models of all brands.

How to Program the Remote

There are two ways to program the remote control: automatic code search and direct entry. Instructions for both ways follow.

Tip

To stop the automatic code search without programming any components, press and hold CLEAR until the light on the remote turns off.

Using Automatic Code Search

1.

Turn on the component you want the remote to operate (VCR, satellite receiver, etc.).

2.

Press and hold the component button on the remote control that corresponds to the component you want the remote to operate (VCR1,

VCR2, etc.). While you hold down the component button, press and hold

ON•OFF (when the red light on the remote turns on, release both buttons).

3.

Press PLAY (the red light on the remote, located below the ON•OFF button, starts flashing).

The remote is searching the first set of component codes (there are 20 sets of codes). If the component you want to operate doesn’t turn off automatically after 5 seconds, press PLAY again (the red light starts flashing again as the remote searches through the next set of codes).

Continue pressing PLAY until the component turns off.

Note: If the component doesn’t turn off after you’ve pressed the PLAY button 20 times, the component can’t be programmed.

4.

Press REVERSE, wait 2 seconds. Repeat this step until the component turns back on.

5.

To finish, press and hold the STOP button until the red light on the remote turns off.

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Using Direct Entry

1.

Turn on the component you want the remote to operate.

2.

Look up the brand and code number(s) for the component on the code list on page 20.

3.

Press and hold component button that corresponds to the component you want the remote to operate (VCR1, VCR2, etc.)

4.

Enter the code from the code list on page 20.

5.

Release the component button.

6.

Press ON•OFF to see if the component responds to the remote commands. If it doesn’t, try pressing the component button and then ON•OFF again.

7.

If you get no response, repeat these steps using the next code listed for your brand, until the component responds to the remote commands.

How to Use the Remote After You’ve

Programmed It

Once the remote has been programmed successfully, you are ready to use it to control your components. To operate the component:

1.

Press the component button (VCR1, VCR2, DVD, AUX, or SAT•CABLE) 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:

• 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 VCR1 on the remote control to put the remote in VCR mode.)

• The buttons might operate differently for other components, especially when you’re using another component’s menu system.

How to Order A New Remote Control

To order a new remote control or other accessories to use with your TV, go to Accessory information in Chapter 5.

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Code List

VCR

Admiral ........................................................................ 2131

Adventura .................................................................... 2026

Aiko ............................................................................. 2027

Aiwa ................................................................... 2002, 2026

Akai .......... 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2111,2112, 2113

American High ............................................................ 2021

Asha ............................................................................. 2013

Audio Dynamics ................................................ 2009, 2010

Audiovox ..................................................................... 2014

Bell & Howell ............................................................. 2011

Beaumark .................................................................... 2013

Broksonic .......................................................... 2012, 2025

Calix ............................................................................. 2014

Candle ............. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Canon ...................................................... 2021, 2022, 2114

Capehart ............................................................ 2020, 2110

Carver .......................................................................... 2062

CCE .................................................................... 2027, 2061

Citizen ...... 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,2019,2027

Colortyme .................................................................... 2009

Colt .............................................................................. 2061

Craig .............................................. 2013, 2014, 2023, 2061

Curtis-Mathes ................................ 2000, 2002, 2009, 2013,

................................... 2016, 2018, 2021, 2022, 2024, 2115

Cybernex .................................................................. 2jn013

Daewoo ... 2015, 2017, 2019,2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2110

Daytron ........................................................................ 2110

Dbx .................................................................... 2009, 2010

Dimensia ..................................................................... 2000

Dynatech ........................................................... 2002, 2026

Electrohome ...................................................... 2014, 2029

Electrophonic .............................................................. 2014

Emerson ................................................... 2002, 2012,2014,

................. 2015, 2021, 2024, 2025,2026,2029, 2030, 2032,

.... 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2040, 2041,

.... 2042, 2044, 2045, 2047, 2065, 2105, 2113, 2116, 2117,

2130

Fisher ....... 2011, 2023, 2048, 2049, 2050, 2051, 2052,2118

Fuji ..................................................................... 2021, 2119

Funai .................................................................. 2002, 2026

Garrard ........................................................................ 2026

GE .......... 2000, 2001, 2013, 2021, 2022, 2053, 2115, 2120

Goldstar ............................... 2009, 2014, 2018, 2054, 2121

Gradiente ..................................................................... 2026

Harley Davidson ......................................................... 2026

Harman Kardon .......................................................... 2009

Harwood ..................................................................... 2061

Headquarter ................................................................ 2011

Hitachi ... 2002, 2055, 2056, 2057, 2107, 2111, 2120, 2122

HI-Q ............................................................................. 2023

Instant Replay ............................................................. 2021

JCL ............................................................................... 2021

JC Penney ................. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2021,

.............. 2022, 2055, 2056, 2058, 2059, 2060, 2107, 2118

Jensen ...................................................... 2055, 2056, 2111

JVC ................... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2058, 2111, 2123

Kenwood . 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2018, 2058, 2111,2123

KLH .............................................................................. 2061

Kodak ................................................................ 2014, 2021

Lloyd .................................................................. 2002, 2026

Logik ............................................................................ 2061

LXI ............................................................................... 2014

Magnavox ........ 2021, 2022, 2062, 2063, 2104, 2108, 2124

Magnin ......................................................................... 2013

Marantz ................................................... 2009, 2010, 2011,

.................................... 2016, 2018, 2021, 2058, 2062,2064

Marta ............................................................................ 2014

Masushita ..................................................................... 2021

MEI .............................................................................. 2021

Memorex .......................................................... 2002, 2011,

........................ 2013, 2014, 2021, 2023, 2026, 2104, 2131

MGA ......................................................... 2029, 2065, 2113

MGN Technology ........................................................ 2013

Midland ........................................................................ 2053

Minolta ..................................................... 2055, 2056, 2107

Mitsubishi ....... 2029, 2055, 2056, 2065, 2066, 2067, 2069,

.............. 2070, 2071, 2072, 2073, 2074, 2106, 2113, 2123

Montgomery Ward ............................................ 2075, 2131

Motorola ............................................................ 2021,2131

MTC ......................................................... 2002, 2013, 2026

Multitech .................... 2002, 2013, 2016, 2026, 2053, 2061

NEC ..................................... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2018,

....................... 2058, 2064, 2076, 2078, 2079, 2111, 2123

Nikko .......................................................................... 2014

Noblex ........................................................................ 2013

Olympus ..................................................................... 2021

Optimus ............................................................ 2014, 2131

Optonica ..................................................................... 2096

Orion .......................................................................... 2035

Panasonic .................. 2021, 2022, 2109, 2125, 2126, 2127

Pentax .................................. 2016, 2055, 2056, 2107, 2120

Pentex Research ......................................................... 2018

Philco ............................................. 2021, 2022, 2062, 2063

Philips ............................................ 2021, 2062, 2096, 2124

Pilot ............................................................................. 2014

Pioneer ................................ 2010, 2055, 2080, 2081, 2123

Portland ........................................ 2016, 2017, 2019, 2110

ProScan ............................................................. 2000, 2001

Protec .......................................................................... 2061

Pulsar .......................................................................... 2104

Quarter ....................................................................... 2011

Quartz ......................................................................... 2011

Quasar .................................................... 2021, 2022, 2125

RCA ..................................... 2000, 2001, 2003, 2013, 2021,

................ 2055, 2056, 2082, 2083, 2084,2085, 2086,2087,

............... 2088, 2089, 2090, 2091, 2107, 2115, 2120, 2125

Radioshack/Realistic ..................... 2002, 2011, 2013, 2014

.... 2021, 2022, 2023, 2026, 2029, 2049, 2050, 2096, 2131

Radix ........................................................................... 2014

Randex ........................................................................ 2014

Ricoh ........................................................................... 2128

Runco ......................................................................... 2104

Samsung .................... 2005, 2013, 2015, 2033, 2053, 2112

Sanky ................................................................ 2131, 2104

Sansui ............................................ 2010, 2092, 2111, 2123

Sanyo ...................................................... 2011, 2013, 2023

Scott ...... 2012, 2015, 2025, 2032, 2035, 2038, 2065, 2093,

2116

Sears ................................... 2011, 2014, 2021, 2023, 2048,

......................... 2049, 2050, 2051, 2055, 2056, 2107, 2118

Sharp ................ 2002, 2017, 2029, 2094, 2095, 2096, 2131

Shintom ........................................ 2004, 2056, 2061, 2098

Shogun ....................................................................... 2013

Signature .......................................................... 2002, 2131

Singer ...................................................... 2021, 2061, 2128

Sony ........................... 2002, 2004, 2098, 2099, 2119, 2128

STS .................................................................... 2021, 2107

Sylvania . 2002, 2021, 2022, 2026, 2062, 2063, 2065, 2124

Symphonic ........................................................ 2002, 2026

Tandy ................................................................ 2002, 2011

Tashiko ....................................................................... 2014

Tatung ............................................................... 2058, 2111

TEAC .................................... 2002, 2026, 2058, 2085, 2111

Technics ............................................................ 2021, 2109

Teknika ...................... 2002, 2014, 2021, 2026, 2100, 2129

TMK ........................................................ 2013, 2024, 2047

Toshiba ............ 2015, 2049, 2051, 2055, 2065, 2093, 2116

ToteVision ........................................................ 2013, 2014

Unitech ....................................................................... 2013

Vector Research ............................. 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016

Victor .......................................................................... 2010

Video Concepts ................... 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2113

Videosonic .................................................................. 2013

Wards ........... , 2002, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2021, 2023, 2026,

.... 2029, 2055, 2056, 2061, 2096, 2101, 2102, 2103, 2107,

2116, 2131

XR-1000 .................................................. 2021, 2026, 2061

Yamaha ...................... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2058, 2111

Zenith .................................. 2004, 2098, 2104, 2119, 2128

GC Electronics ............................................................ 5009

Gemini .................................................... 5018, 5019, 5049

General Instrument .................................................... 5003

Hamlin ................................ 5020, 5021, 5022, 5035, 5045

Hitachi ........................................................................ 5003

Hytex .......................................................................... 5002

Jasco ........................................................................... 5011

Jerrold .... 5003, 5005, 5007,5018, 5023, 5024, 5046, 5053

Magnavox ................................................................... 5025

Memorex .................................................................... 5026

Movie Time ............................................ 5002, 5027, 5028

NSC ......................................................... 5002, 5027, 5028

Oak .......................................................... 5002,5016, 5029

Panasonic ......................................................... 5048, 5052

Paragon ...................................................................... 5026

Philips .......................................... 5011, 5012, 5013, 5019,

5025, 5030, 5031, 5032

Pioneer ............................................................. 5033, 5034

Pulsar .......................................................................... 5026

RCA ......................................................... 5047, 5049, 5052

Realistic ............................................................. 5009, 5049

Regal ................................................................. 5022, 5035

Regency ...................................................................... 5017

Rembrandt .................................................................. 5003

Runco ......................................................................... 5026

Samsung ........................................................... 5014, 5034

Scientific Atlanta ........................... 5006, 5036, 5037, 5038

Signal ................................................................ 5014, 5018

Signature ..................................................................... 5003

SL Marx ....................................................................... 5014

Sprucer ....................................................................... 5052

Starcom ................................................... 5007, 5018, 5053

Stargate ............................................................. 5014, 5018

Starquest ..................................................................... 5018

Tandy .......................................................................... 5040

Teleview ..................................................................... 5014

Tocom ..................................................... 5004, 5023, 5041

Toshiba ....................................................................... 5026

Tusa ............................................................................ 5018

TV86 ........................................................................... 5027

Unika ...................................................... 5008, 5009, 5011

United Artists .............................................................. 5002

United Cable .............................................................. 5053

Universal ....................................... 5008, 5009, 5010, 5011

Videoway .................................................................... 5044

Viewstar ........................................ 5015, 5025, 5027, 5040

Zenith ..................................................... 5026, 5050, 5051

Satellite Receivers

Chapparal ......................................................... 5056, 5057

Drake ................................................................ 5058, 5059

GE ............................................................................... 5000

General Instruments .............................. 5060, 5061, 5062

Panasonic ................................................................... 5075

Primestar ..................................................................... 5076

ProScan ....................................................................... 5000

RCA ............................................................................. 5000

Realistic ....................................................................... 5063

Sony ............................................................................ 5072

STS1 ............................................................................ 5064

STS2 ............................................................................ 5065

STS3 ............................................................................ 5066

STS4 ............................................................................ 5067

Toshiba ....................................................................... 5068

Toshiba ....................................................................... 5073

Uniden ........................................................................ 5069

Cable Boxes

ABC .................. 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5007, 5053

Antronix ............................................................ 5008, 5009

Archer ............................................ 5008, 5009, 5010, 5011

Cabletenna ................................................................. 5008

Cableview ................................................................... 5008

Century ....................................................................... 5011

Citizen ......................................................................... 5011

Colour Voice ..................................................... 5012, 5013

Comtronics ....................................................... 5014, 5015

Contec ........................................................................ 5016

Eastern ........................................................................ 5017

Garrard ....................................................................... 5011

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Features

Chapter Overview:

• PIP (Picture-In-Picture)

• Parental Controls and V-Chip

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The PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Feature

The PIP (Picture-In-Picture) feature lets you display a second, smaller picture on top of the main picture.

VCR1 ON•OFF TV

DVD VCR2 AUX SAT•CABLE

MUTE SKIP

CH +

SOUND

GUIDE

CH

OK

GO BACK

INFO

1

4

MENU

2

5

3

6

CLEAR

7

INPUT

8

0

REVERSE PLAY

9

ANTENNA

FORWARD

RECORD STOP PAUSE

PIP SWAP CH CTRL RESET

The main PIP buttons (PIP, CH

CTRL and SWAP) are at the bottom of the remote control.

How To Use PIP

While you can use PIP in different ways, this basic PIP scenario should get you started.

1.

The TV must be on. Tune to the channel you want to watch.

2.

Press the PIP button on the remote (the PIP picture appears with the same picture in it as the main picture).

3.

To change the picture in the PIP window, press the CH CTRL button on the remote control and then press the channel up or down buttons.

4.

To change the channel in the main picure, press CH CTRL again and then press the channel up or down button on the remote control.

.

PIP Buttons: General Explanation

The buttons on the remote control that you’ll use for the PIP feature are explained below:

PIP Press the PIP button to make the PIP window appear on the screen. Press

PIP again to remove the window.

Right arrow button Moves the PIP window to different areas of the screen.

Press and hold or just press.

CH CTRL (channel control) Lets you switch channel control between the PIP window and the main picture. To determine whether the remote control is the

PIP picture or the main picture, look at the TV screen: the channel with the white circle next to it is the one you are controlling. Press CH CTRL to change which picture you’re controlling.

SWAP Switches, or “swaps,” where the two pictures appear on the TV screen.

The smaller PIP picture swaps to the main screen and the main picture goes to the little PIP window.

Note: Swap won’t work if the remote is in the wrong mode. For example, once you turn on the VCR with the VCR1 button, you can’t SWAP the pictures until you put the remote in TV mode. Just press the TV button.

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M A I N M E N U

T I M E R

V I D E O A D J U S T

C O M P O N E N T A D J .

A U D I O A D J U S T

C L O S E D C A P T I O N

P A R E N T C O N T R O L

L A N G U A G E

E N E R G Y S A V E

S E T U P

• [ , ] t o m o v e c u r s o r

• [ O K ] t o s e t

P A R E N T C O N T R O L

• V - C H I P B L O C K

R E T U R N

• [ , ] t o m o v e c u r s o r

• [ O K ] t o s e t

V - C H I P B L O C K

M P A A

T V G U I D E L I N E S

O P T I O N

S E C R E T N o . 1 2 3 4

S T A T U S : O N

R E T U R N

• [ , ] t o m o v e c u r s o r

• [ O K ] t o s e t

Using the TV’s Features

Parent Controls and V-Chip

The PARENT CONTROL feature allows you to program your TV so that children can’t see certain programs or channels.

MPAA menu allows you to block movies and TV programs according to the

MPAA (Motion Pictures Association of America) ratings system.

TV GUIDELINES menu allows you to block TV programs based on age, violence, sex, or other content you don’t want your children to view.

You block and unblock programs by turning the V-Chip feature on or off in the

V-CHIP BLOCK menu, and using the password you create. Be sure to remember your password.

By default, the software inside your TV is turned off, so if you don’t want to use this feature, you don’t need to do anything.

P L E A S E W A I T

N O W D O W N L O A D I N G

V - C H I P O P T I O N D A T A

How V-Chip Works

When the V-Chip software is activated (or turned on), it reads a code that most broadcasters send with programs. That code tells the 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, a message will appear and the channel won’t be available for viewing.

Broadcasters aren’t required to provide content themes, so programs that aren’t tagged with a content themes can only be blocked if you block their age-based rating.

The TV age-based ratings and content themes and MPAA ratings are listed on the following pages.

New Rating Systems

The TV allows you to download additional new rating systems. If you watch a program with the new system, you can download the new V-Chip data for that program.

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Set the MPAA Rating Limits

The MPAA menu lets you decide which movies can and can’t be viewed according to the age-based rating of the MPAA.

The TV locks and unlocks the parental control settings using a password you select.

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.

M A I N M E N U

T I M E R

V I D E O A D J U S T

C O M P O N E N T A D J .

A U D I O A D J U S T

C L O S E D C A P T I O N

P A R E N T C O N T R O L

P A R E N T C O N T R O L

• V - C H I P B L O C K

R E T U R N

V - C H I P B L O C K

M P A A

T V G U I D E L I N E S

O P T I O N

S E C R E T N o . 1 2 3 4

S T A T U S : O N

R E T U R N

1. Press MENU on the remote (the main MENU appears).

2.

Press the up or down arrow until PARENT CONTROL is highlighted and press OK (the PARENT CONTROL menu appears with V-CHIP BLOCK highlighted).

3.

Press OK (the V-CHIP BLOCK menu appears with MPAA highlighted). Press

OK (the MPAA menu appears).

Note: Be sure to remember your number. If you have entered a number previously, enter that same number.

If you forget your secret number, press and hold the channel up and channel down buttons on the front of the TV simultaneously until the message INPUT SECRET No. disappears.

• [ , ] t o m o v e c u r s o r

• [ O K ] t o s e t

M P A A

G : - - - - -

P G : B L O C K

P G - 1 3 : B L O C K

R : B L O C K

N C - 1 7 : B L O C K

X : B L O C K

R E T U R N

• [ , ] t o m o v e c u r s o r

• [ , ] t o s e t

4.

Use the up and down arrows to select the MPAA rating that you want to block.

5.

Press the right or left arrow button to change the setting (the setting goes back and forth between BLOCK or not blocked — not blocked is shown on the screen as dashes - - - - -).

Note: All higher ratings and contents will be automatically blocked.

6.

Press MENU to exit.

Rating

X

NC-17

R

PG-13

PG

G

Description for MPAA Age-Based Ratings

An Older Rating. Encoded on older movies. Same as NC-17.

No one 17 and under admitted.

Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

Parent Strongly Cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

General Audience. All ages admitted.

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Age-Based

Rating

TV-MA

TV-14

TV-PG

TV-G

TV-Y7

TV-Y

Description and Content Themes for Age-Based Ratings (TV Guidelines)

Mature Audience Only. Specifically designed to be viewed by adults and may be unsuitable for children under 17. It contains one or more of the following content themes: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), or graphic violence (V).

Parents Strongly Cautioned. Contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended. This program contains one or more of the following content themes: intensely suggestive dialogue (D), strong coarse language (L), intense sexual situations (S), or intense violence (V).

Parental Guidance Suggested. Contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children. Many parents may want to watch it with their younger children. The program contains one or more of the following content themes: some suggestive dialogue (D), infrequent coarse language (L), some sexual situations (S), or moderate violence (V).

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).

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.

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.

Set the TV GUIDELINES Rating Limits

The TV GUIDELINES menu lets you decide which TV programs can and can’t be viewed according to age and/or content. The TV locks and unlocks the parental controls settings using a password you select.

1. Press MENU on the remote (the main MENU appears).

M A I N M E N U

T I M E R

V I D E O A D J U S T

C O M P O N E N T A D J .

A U D I O A D J U S T

C L O S E D C A P T I O N

P A R E N T C O N T R O L

P A R E N T C O N T R O L

• V - C H I P B L O C K

R E T U R N

2.

3.

Press the up or down arrow until PARENT CONTROL is highlighted and press OK (the PARENT CONTROL menu appears with V-CHIP BLOCK highlighted).

Press OK (the V-CHIP BLOCK menu appears).

V - C H I P B L O C K

M P A A

T V G U I D E L I N E S

O P T I O N

S E C R E T N o . 1 2 3 4

S T A T U S : O N

R E T U R N

• [ , ] t o m o v e c u r s o r

• [ , ] t o s e t

Note: Be sure to remember your number. If you have entered a number previously, enter that same number.

If you forget your password, press and hold the channel up and channel down buttons on the front of the TV simultaneously until the message

INPUT SECRET No. disappears.

4.

Press the down arrow button to highlight TV GUIDELINES and press OK

(the TV GUIDELINES menu appears).

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A G E

T V - Y : - - - - -

T V - Y 7 : - - - - -

T V - G : B L O C K

T V - P G : B L O C K

T V - 1 4 : B L O C K

T V - M A : B L O C K

C O N T E N T

R E T U R N

• [ , ] t o m o v e c u r s o r

• [ , ] t o s e t

5.

Press OK (the TV Guidelines appear — the AGE menu). Press the up or down arrow buttons to highlight a TV rating.

6.

Press the right or left arrow button to change the setting (the setting goes back and forth between BLOCK or not blocked — not blocked is shown on the screen as dashes - - - - -).

Note: All higher ratings and contents will be automatically blocked.

7.

To exit, press the MENU button.

A G E

T V - Y : - - - - -

T V - Y 7 : - - - - -

T V - G : - - - - -

T V - P G : - - - - -

T V - 1 4 : B L O C K

T V - M A : B L O C K

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C O N T E N T

D : - - - - -

L : B L O C K

S : B L O C K

V : - - - - -

F V : - - - - -

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Note: The illustration below shows the TV GUIDELINES menu with the various fields described. To set Content rating limits, follow steps 1 -5 and highlight Content and press OK. Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight different content categories (D, L, S, V, FV, TV-Y). Use the left or right arrow buttons to switch back and forth between BLOCK and not blocked — not blocked is shown on the screen as dashes ( - - - - - ).

Content Themes

D

L

S

V

FV

Sexually explicit dialogue

Adult language

Sexual situations

Violence

Fantasy Violence

TV-Y All Children

Rating Field

Lets you select from a list of agebased ratings you can block or view.

A G E

T V - Y : - - - - -

T V - Y 7 : - - - - -

T V - G : - - - - -

T V - P G : - - - - -

T V - 1 4 : B L O C K

T V - M A : B L O C K

C O N T E N T

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Rating Status Field

Shows you whether the status of the age-based rating limit to the left is blocked (BLOCK) or not blocked (- - - - -).

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A U D I O A D J U S T

C L O S E D C A P T I O N

P A R E N T C O N T R O L

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O P T I O N

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P L E A S E W A I T

N O W D O W N L O A D I N G

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Using the TV’s Features

Download New Rating System

You can choose to download additional new rating systems. The new rating systems will be automatically set according to the ratings you have previously chosen.

1. Press MENU on the remote (the main MENU appears).

2.

Press the up or down arrow until PARENT CONTROL is highlighted and press OK (the PARENT CONTROL menu appears with V-CHIP BLOCK highlighted).

3.

Press OK (the V-CHIP BLOCK menu appears).

4.

Press the down arrow button to highlight OPTION, and press OK (the

OPTION menu appears).

Note: Be sure to remember your number. If you have entered a number previously, enter that same number.

If you forget your secret number, press and hold the channel up and channel down buttons on the front of the TV simultaneously until the message INPUT SECRET No. disappears.

5.

Since DOWNLOAD is highlighted, just press OK.

6.

Press the left or right arrow button to change the setting back and forth from OFF to ON.

Note: If you watch a channel that uses the new system, PLEASE WAIT

NOW DOWNLOADING V-CHIP OPTION DATA will appear.

7.

To exit, press MENU.

I N P U T S E C R E T N o .

– – – –

I N P U T S E C R E T N o .

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Entering Your Secret Number

Your Parent Controls are password-protected. To create your password (secret number):

1.

Follow Steps 1-3 above to display theV-CHIP BLOCK menu.

2.

Use the down arrow button to select SECRET No. and press OK.

3.

Use the number buttons on the remote to enter a password.

Note: Be sure to remember your number. If you have entered a number previously, enter that same number.

If you forget your secret number, press and hold the channel up and channel down buttons on the front of the TV simultaneously until the message INPUT SECRET No. disappears.

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V I D E O A D J U S T

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A U D I O A D J U S T

C L O S E D C A P T I O N

P A R E N T C O N T R O L

P A R E N T C O N T R O L

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T V G U I D E L I N E S

O P T I O N

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Turning V-Chip Block On and Off

If you don’t turn on the V-Chip feature, none of the settings for V-

Chip Rating Limits will take effect.

1. Press MENU on the remote (the main MENU appears).

2.

Press the up or down arrow until PARENT CONTROL is highlighted and press OK (the PARENT CONTROL menu appears).

3.

Press OK (the V-CHIP BLOCK menu appears).

4.

Press the down arrow button to highlight STATUS.

5.

Use the left or right arrow buttons to switch back and forth between

ON and OFF. INPUT SECRET No. appears each time you want to change the status. Use the number buttons to enter your number.

1 2

A I R

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V - C H I P H A S B E E N

A C T I V A T E D

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• [ C H + / – , 0 ~ 9 ] t o e x i t

• STATUS ON V-CHIP HAS BEEN ACTIVATED will appear when you tune to a channel with a rating you have blocked. When this message appears, press the MENU button and enter the secret number to temporarily cancel the V-Chip block.

• STATUS OFF No channels will be blocked.

6.

To exit, press MENU.

I N P U T S E C R E T N o .

– – – –

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Chapter 3

Using the TV’s

Menu System

Chapter Overview:

• How to Use Your TV’s Menu System

• The TIMER Menu

• The VIDEO ADJUST Menu

• The COMPONENT ADJUST Menu

• The AUDIO ADJUST Menu

• The LANGUAGE Menu

• The CLOSED CAPTION Menu

• The LANGUAGE Menu

• The ENERGY SAVE Menu

• Some of the SET UP Menu items

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Using the TV’s Menu System

How to Use Your TV’s Menu System

The V-CHIP BLOCK menu was explained in Chapter 3, and most of the items in the SET UP menu were explained in Chapter 1. This Chapter explains the rest of the menu system. Use the buttons on the remote to access the menu system and make changes to the settings. To highlight or point to an item on the screen, press the arrow buttons on the remote (you’ll notice the circle moves to indicate the item is highlighted). To select an item or activate a choice, press the OK button.

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Accessing Menus

The first menu is called the MAIN MENU. To bring up the MAIN MENU, press

MENU on the remote.

The choices in the main menu take you to a sub-menu or screen that enables you to change a setting. Press the up and down arrow buttons to highlight a choice, and press OK to select the choice that’s highlighted. Some menus require you to press the left and/or right arrow buttons on the remote to change settings.

Tip

Feel free to explore the menu system. The up and down arrow buttons on the remote move the white circle to indicate that you’ve highlighted an item. The OK button is used to select a choice you’ve highlighted. To exit the menu system, press MENU.

Exiting from a menu

There are two ways to exit a menu:

• Press MENU on the remote.

• Highlight RETURN on the screen, and press the OK button.

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TIMER Menu

You must set the clock before you can use the ON TIMER or SLEEP TIMER.

CLOCK SET The TV has an automatic clock setting feature that automatically sets the time from an EDS (Extended Data Service) channel when the power is turned off. If there is no EDS channel or the signal is weak, the automatic clock setting may not function properly. You can turn off the automatic clock setting feature and enter the time and date manually.

ON TIMER Lets you set the timer to turn the TV on automatically. You can set it to wake you up in the morning or remind you that a favorite program is about to start.

SLEEP TIMER Lets you select the amount of time you want to give the

TV before it shuts itself off.

To set the clock.

1.

From the MAIN MENU, select TIMER. Press the down arrow button to select CLOCK SET and press OK (the CLOCK SET screen appears).

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A U T O C L O C K

O N

E D S C H A U T O

C L O C K S E T

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C L O C K S E T

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E D S C H A U T O

C L O C K S E T

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T I M E R

• S L E E P T I M E R

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Automatic Clock Set Press the up or down arrow to select AUTO CLOCK

ON and press OK.

The indicator moves to EDS CH. If you know the EDS channel in your area, use the left and right arrows to enter the number or select AUTO and press OK.

Turn off the power. The clock is set automatically using the EDS signal. It may take a few hours to set the clock.

Manual Clock Set Press the down arrow button to select CLOCK SET and press OK (the hour field starts flashing).

Press the left or right arrow button on the remote to set the hour. Press OK when finished (the minutes field starts flashing).

Press the left or right arrow button to set the minutes. Press OK when you’re finished.

Note: Set the AUTO CLOCK to OFF when you’re setting the clock manually.

3.

Press MENU when you are finished.

To set the ON TIMER or SLEEP TIMER.

1.

Display the MAIN MENU menu. Use the up or down arrow button on the remote to select TIMER and press the OK button (the TIMER menu appears).

2.

Highlight SLEEP TIMER or ON TIMER.

• SLEEP TIMER Press the left or right arrow button to select the number of minutes (30M, 60M, 90M, or 120M) you want the TV to remain on. The

TV will automatically turn off after the amount of time you have selected.

To cancel the SLEEP TIMER, follow the steps described, but press the left or right arrow button on the remote until – – – REMAIN appears. You can also cancel the sleep timer by turning the TV off manually.

• ON TIMER When ON TIMER is highlighted on the ON TIMER menu screen, press the OK button (the hour field starts flashing). Press the left or right arrow buttons on the remote to select the hour, and press OK (the field for the minutes starts flashing). Press the left or right arrow button to set the minutes, and press OK.

Press the down arrow button to highlight STATUS, and press the left or right arrow button to change the setting toON.

To turn off the ON TIMER, highlight STATUS and select OFF.

If there is no other operation, the TV will turn off automatically after two hours.

3.

To exit, press MENU.

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VIDEO ADJUST Menu

The VIDEO ADJUST menu lets you adjust the way the picture looks on your TV. You also can reset all of the video features to the factory presets.

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T I M E R

V I D E O A D J U S T

C O M P O N E N T A D J .

A U D I O A D J U S T

C L O S E D C A P T I O N

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N O I S E R E D U C T .

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1.

Press MENU (the MAIN MENU appears).

2.

Press the arrow down button to highlight VIDEO ADJUST, and press OK (the following choices appear).

3.

Highlight the item you want to adjust, and press OK. You’ll use the left and right arrow buttons to make adjustments.

PICTURE Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of the picture.

TINT Adjusts the balance between the red and green levels.

COLOR Adjusts the intensity of the color.

BRIGHT Adjusts the brightness of the picture.

SHARP Adjusts the sharpness of the picture.

FAVORITE COLOR Adjusts the color temperature (balance between reddish whites and bluish whites).

FLESH TONE When it’s turned ON, it adjusts skin tone to more natural colors.

NOISE REDUCTION When it’s ON, reduces overall video “noise.”

RESET All settings are changed to the presets used at the factory.

C O M P O N E N T A D J .

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COMPONENT ADJUST Menu

Component video has better color resolution, purity, and resolution than the other video inputs. This feature is most evident with newer digital video equipment such as DVD Players.

Note: The COMPONENT ADJ menu is only available when you’re playing video from the video connected to the TV’s COMPONENT-IN jacks.

The items in the COMPONENT ADJ. menu are the same as those described in the VIDEO ADJUST menu (described previously), but you are adjusting the settings to be active only when the TV is playing content from the component connected to the COMPONENT IN jacks.

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• M T S

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AUDIO ADJUST Menu

The AUDIO ADJUST menu lets you choose various settings for MTS (Multichannel

TV Sound) and Equisound as well as adjust the bass, treble, and balance. You can also reset all of the audio features to the factory presets.

1.

From the MAIN MENU, press the down arrow button to highlight the AUDIO

ADJUST menu, and press OK (the AUDIO ADJUST menu appears).

2.

Press the up or down arrow buttons to select the feature you want to adjust, and press OK.

Use the left or right arrow buttons to highlight a desired setting. Press the

OK button to select the setting. The options and a brief description follows:

MTS (Multichannel TV Sound) This circuit allows reception of stereo or bilingual TV sound.

EQUISOUND This function keeps the volume level constant during program changes and commercial breaks.

2.

If a slider appears for the feature, press the right or left arrow to adjust the slider and press OK.

BASS Increases or decreases the bass.

TREBLE Increases or decreases the treble.

BALANCE Press the right arrow to increase the right volume and the left arrow to increase the left volume.

Select RESET to have all audio adjustments reset to the factory settings.

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A U D I O A D J U S T

C L O S E D C A P T I O N

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C L O S E D C A P T I O N

• M O D E : C A P T I O N

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CLOSED CAPTION Menu

Closed captioning is not available on all channels at all times. Only specific programs encoded with closed-captioning information are applicable. Check your TV program listings for CC (closed caption) broadcasts.

The TV will automatically enter the closed caption mode when you press MUTE on the remote (or turn the volume all of the way down). Press MUTE again to remove the captions.

To set the CLOSED CAPTION Mode:

1.

From the MAIN MENU, select CLOSED CAPTION. Press the up or down arrow buttons to select MODE or DATA.

2.

If you select MODE, press the left or right arrow button to choose CAPTION,

TEXT, or OFF.

Note: The Text modes cover nearly half of the picture on-screen to display the closed-captioned text. If no text is being broadcast, the screen may become dark and blank.

If you select DATA, press the left or right button to select CH1 or CH2.

4.

Press MENU to exit.

PARENT CONTROL — go to Chapter 3

LANGUAGE Menu

The language of the on-screen menus is set to English. If you want your

TV/VCR’s menus to appear in Spanish or French, follow these steps:

1.

Press MENU on the remote (the MAIN MENU appears).

2.

Press the up or down arrow button to highlight LANGUAGE, and press OK

(the LANGUAGE menu appears).

3.

Press the down arrow button on the remote to select ESPAÑOL (Spanish) or

FRANCAIS (French).

4.

Press OK (the on-screen menus appear in the language you selected).

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The ENERGY SAVE Menu

This feature reduces the brightness of the picture, lowering the power consumption of your TV/VCR by approximately 20 percent.

1.

Press MENU on the remote (the main MENU appears).

2.

Press the up or down arrow button to select ENERGY SAVE and press OK.

3.

Press the left or right arrow button go back and forth between ON and OFF.

4.

Press MENU to exit.

Additional Settings in the SETUP Menu

Most of the options in the SETUP menu were discussed in Chapter 1, but there are a few other settings within this menu that you can adjust to your personal preferences.

1.

Press MENU on the remote (the main MENU appears).

2.

Press the up or down arrow to select SET UP and press OK (the following choices appear):

• UNIVERSAL PLUS This feature is sometimes called auto tuning. The autotuning feature automatically tunes the TV to the correct channel for different components you have connected to your TV (like a VCR or DVD Player, etc.).

When you set up auto tuning in the Universal Plus menu, you don’t have to remember to change your TV to channel 3, for example, when you want to watch the tape that’s in your VCR. To set up the UNIVERSAL PLUS menu:

1. Since UNIVERSAL PLUS is the first item, just press the OK button on the remote control (the UNIVERSAL PLUS menu appears).

2. If you’ve connected a VCR to your TV with audio/video cables (i.e., to a

LINE IN jack on the TV), press INPUT until the corresponding video input channel appears — LINE 1, LINE2, LINE3, or COMPONENT. If you connected a VCR to your TV with a coaxial cable (i.e., to the ANT/CABLE jack on your TV), use the number buttons on your remote to enter the channel that corresponds to the switch on the back of your VCR (usually channel 3 or 4).

3. Press the down arrow button to highlight status. Press the left or right arrow button to switch between ON and OFF.

4. To exit, press MENU.

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• BLUE SCREEN This feature reduces the noise and mutes sound from channels with no signal or a weak signal.

1. Press the up or down arrow to select BLUE SCREEN and press OK.

2. Press the left or right arrow button to switch between ON and OFF.

3. Press MENU to exit.

• AUTO PRESET Go to chapter 1.

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AIR CABLE STD CABLE HRC CABLE IRC

• CABLE If you change the type of signal you use to get programming (i.e., you hook up cable and you used to rely on off-air signals to get programming), you’ll need to change the setting in this menu.

1. Press the up or down arrow to select CABLE and press OK.

2. Press the left or right arrow button to highlight your choice (AIR, CABLE,

STD, CABLE HRC, or CABLE IRC).

3. To set, press OK.

4. To exit, press MENU.

• CH SEARCH Go to chapter 1.

• CH MEMORY Go to chapter 1.

• RETURN Takes you to previous menu screen.

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Chapter 5

Other Information

Chapter Overview:

• Troubleshooting

• Care and Cleaning

• Front Panel

• Back Panel

• TV’s Video Input Channel

• Limited Warranty

• Accessories

• Index

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Additional Information

Troubleshooting

Most problems you encounter with your TV you can correct by consulting the Troubleshooting list that follows.

General TV Problems

TV won’t turn on

• Press the TV button.

• Something might be wrong with your remote control. Press the POWER button on the front of the TV. If the TV turns on with the

POWER button, go to page 39 for remote control solutions.

• Make sure the TV is plugged in.

• Check the wall receptacle (or extension cord) to make sure it is “live” by plugging in something else.

Controls don’t work

• If you’re using the remote control, press the TV button first to make sure the remote is in TV mode.

• Unplug the TV for 10 minutes and then plug it back in. Turn the TV on, and try again.

TV turns off unexpectedly

• Sleep timer might have been activated. Go to page 31 for instructions.

• The TV turned on with the on timer. It will automatically turn off after two hours if no other control is used.

• Electronic protection circuit may have been activated because of a power surge. Wait 30 seconds and then turn the TV on again. If this happens frequently, the voltage in your house may be abnormally high or low.

TV turns on unexpectedly

• On timer (alarm) might have been activated. Go to page 31 for instructions.

Blank screen

• Try another channel.

• Check video adjustments. Go to page 32 for info about the VIDEO ADJUST menu.

• Make sure the line input isn’t selected if you’re trying to watch channels from off-air antenna or cable feed. Repeatedly press INPUT on the remote to switch between audio/video input jacks and the tuner.

No sound, picture okay

• Press the VOL UP button to increase the sound.

• Maybe sound is muted. Press the MUTE button to restore sound.

No picture, no sound but TV is on

• The channel might be empty — change channels.

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Additional Information

Troubleshooting

Sound okay, picture poor

• Try adjusting sharpness function to improve weak signals. Go to page 32 for instructions.

• Check connections — make sure all cables are firmly inserted into the correct jacks.

• The ENERGY SAVE feature might be turned on. Go to page 36 for more information.

Can’t select certain channel

• Channel may be blocked or not approved in the V-CHIP BLOCK menu.

Clock is wrong

• Power interruption. Need to reset the clock. Go to page 30 for more information.

• Clock was not set accurately (check AM/PM). Go to page 30 for more information.

Black box appears on the screen

• Closed-captioning text mode might be selected. Check the CLOSED CAPTION menu. Go to page 34 for more instructions.

Closed captions not appearing on screen

• Closed caption might not be turned on. Go to pages 34 for more information.

• Station might not be broadcasting closed captioning.

The Remote Control Doesn’t Work

• Something might be between the remote and the remote sensor on the component. Make sure there is a clear path.

• Maybe the remote isn’t aimed directly at the component (TV, VCR, etc.) that you’re trying to operate.

• Maybe the remote isn’t in TV mode — press the TV button.

• Maybe batteries in remote are weak, dead or installed incorrectly. Put new batteries in the remote.

• You might need to drain the remote’s microprocessor: remove batteries and press the number 1 button for at least 60 seconds.

Release the 1 button, replace the batteries, and (if necessary) program the remote again.

Problems with V-Chip/Parental Controls

The rating limits don’t work

• You must turn V-Chip on. Go to the main MENU (press MENU on your remote), select V-CHIP BLOCK, and set STATUS to ON. Go to page 23 for instructions.

I don’t remember my password and I want to unlock the TV

• If you forget your password, simultaneously press and hold the channel up and the channel down buttons on the front of the TV until INPUT SECRET No. disappears from the screen.

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Additional Information

Front Panel (listed alphabetically)

If you misplace your remote control, you can use the buttons on the front of your TV to operate the TV. There are also a set of audio/video jacks on the front of the TV that are convenient for connecting a camcorder or video game device.

CH + and – Scans up and down through the current channel list.

INPUT Press to access the TV’s video input channels that correspond with the jacks used to connect components.

POWER Button and Indicator Turns the TV on or off. The POWER indicator lights when the power is on.

Remote Sensor Receives signals from the remote. Aim remote at this sensor with no objects between them.

TIMER Indicator Lights when the Sleep Timer or Timer have been activated.

VOL + or – Increases and decreases the volume.

VIDEO, L/MONO, and R Input Jacks Receives audio and video signals from another component, like a video gaming device or camcorder when the component is connected to these jacks. To select these front panel jacks, press INPUT on the remote until LINE 2 appears.

TV back panel

VIDEO

IN 1

LINE IN

IN 3

LINE COMPONENT-IN

OUT VIDEO AUDIO

Y

L

AUDIO

R

P B

(C B )

P R

(C R )

L

R

ANT/CABLE

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Back Panel (listed left to right)

LINE IN/IN1 and IN3 AUDIO (L and R) and VIDEO Jacks Receives signals from another component, such as a VCR or

DVD Player, when the component is connected to these jacks. To see the content coming from the component connected to these jacks, press the INPUT button on the remote until LINE 1 (or LINE 3) appears on the screen.

LINE OUT AUDIO (L and R) Jacks Sends audio signals from the TV to another component, like a stereo amplifier or speakers when the other component is connected to these jacks.

COMPONENT IN AUDIO (L and R) and VIDEO Y, P

B

(C

B

), and P

B

(C

R

) Jacks Receives signals from another component having COMPONENT jacks (like a DVD player) when the component is connected to these jacks. To see the content coming from the component connected to these jacks, press the INPUT button on the remote until COMPONENT appears on the screen.

ANT/CABLE Jack Receives a signal from an antenna or cable system when the TV is attached with an RF (coaxial) cable.

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Additional Information

Limited Warranty

What your warranty covers:

• Defects in material or workmanship.

For how long after your purchase:

• One year from date of purchase for labor charges.

• One year from date of purchase for parts.

• Two years from date of purchase for picture tube.

The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm, whichever comes first.

What we will do:

• Pay any Authorized RCA Television Service Center the labor charges to repair your TV.

• Pay any Authorized RCA Television Service Center for the new or, at our option, refurbished replacement parts and picture tubes required to repair your TV.

How you get service:

• For 20" screen size: Take your RCA TV to any Authorized RCA Television Service Center and pickup when repairs are complete.

• For screen sizes larger than 20": Request home or pick up, repair and return service from any

Authorized RCA Television Service Center, provided that your TV is located within the geographic territory covered by an Authorized RCA Television Service Center. If not, you must take your TV to the Service Center location at your own expense, or pay for the cost the

Service Center may charge to transport your unit to and from your home.

• To identify your nearest Authorized RCA Service Center, ask your dealer, look in the Yellow

Pages, or call

1-800-336-1900.

• Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the product is within the warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service. For rental firms, proof of first rental is also required.

What your warranty does not cover:

• Customer instruction. (Your Owner's Manual clearly describes how to install, adjust, and operate your TV. Any additional information should be obtained from your dealer).

• Installation and related adjustments.

• Signal reception problems not caused by your TV.

• Damage from misuse or neglect.

• Cleaning of audio/video heads.

• Batteries.

• Customer replacement fuses.

• Images burned onto the screen.

• A TV that has been modified or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional or other commercial purposes.

• Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage.

• A TV purchased or serviced outside the U.S.A.

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Additional Information

Product registration:

• Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your TV. It will make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage.

Limitation of Warranty:

• THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS

PRODUCT. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED

WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE

HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY THOMSON

MULTIMEDIA INC., ITS AGENTS OR EMPOLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN

ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.

• REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE

REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER. THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE

FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS

PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED

WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED

WARRANTY ARE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA. EXCEPT TO

THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF

MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS

LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.

How state law relates to this warranty:

• Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

• This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state.

If you purchased your product outside the United States:

• This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.

Service calls which do not involve defective materials or workmanship are not covered by this warranty. Costs of such service calls are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.

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Additional Information

VCR Button

INPUT

Button

VCR1 ON•OFF TV

DVD VCR2 AUX SAT•CABLE

MUTE SKIP

CH +

SOUND

GUIDE

CH

OK

GO BACK

INFO

1

MENU

2

CLEAR

3

6 4 5

7

INPUT

8

0

REVERSE PLAY

9

ANTENNA

FORWARD

RECORD STOP PAUSE

PIP SWAP CH CTRL RESET

TV Button

Finding the TV’s Video Line Input

Channel

You need to tune your TV to the video line input channel if you’re using the Audio/Video (A/V) IN jacks to connect to the other components

(such as a cable box, a VCR, satellite receiver, or DVD player).

You must select the TV’s video line input channel before you can see the video and hear the audio from another component you have connected to these jacks.

To access the video line input channel:

• Press the TV button on the remote.

• Press INPUT to select LINE 1 for the LINE IN/IN1 input jacks on the back of the TV.

• Press INPUT again to select LINE 2 for the VIDEO, L/MONO, and R input jacks on the front of the TV.

• Press INPUT a third time to select LINE 3 for the VIDEO,

L/MONO, and R input jacks on the front of the TV.

• Press INPUT a fourth time to select COMPONENT for the

COMPONENT-IN input jacks on the back of the TV.

Care and Cleaning

CAUTION: Turn OFF your TV before cleaning.

You can clean the TV as required, using a soft lint-free cloth. Be sure to occasionally dust the ventilation slots in the cabinet to help assure adequate ventilation.

The TV screen may be cleaned with a soft, lint-free cloth as well.

Take care not to scratch or mar the screen. If necessary, you may use a cloth dampened with warm water.

Never use strong cleaning agents, such as ammonia-based cleaners, or abrasive powder. These types of cleaners will damage the TV.

While cleaning, do not spray liquid directly on the screen or allow liquid to run down the screen and inside the TV. Also, avoid placing drinks or vases with water on top of the TV. This could increase the risk of fire or shock hazard or damage to the TV.

Caution: If fixed (non-moving) images are left on the screen for long periods, they may be permanently imprinted on the picture tube. Such images include network logos, phone numbers, and video games. This damage is not covered by your warranty. Extended viewing of channels displaying these images should be avoided.

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Chapter 5

Accessories

VH81 (3-ft)

VH82 (6-ft)

VH89 (6-ft)

Screw-on Cable attaches to the round antenna connectors (called 75-ohm

F-type) on the back of your

TV. The ends screw onto the connectors for a secure connection.

Push-on Cable attaches to the round antenna connectors (called 75ohm F-type) on the back of your TV. Ends push on for a quick connection.

Gold-Tipped cable

VH83 (6-ft)

Monaural VCR Dubbing

Cable Double cable that lets you connect the video and audio jacks of two VHS

VCRs to duplicate tapes.

Can also be used to connect a VCR to your TV. Cable is color-coded and shielded.

Has RCA-type phono plugs on each end.

Stereo VCR Dubbing Cable

Triple cable that lets you connect the video and left and right audio jacks of stereo components.

Additional Information

Accessory Order Form

Description

Screw-on antenna cable (3-ft)

Screw-on antenna cable (6-ft)

Push-on antenna cable (6-ft)

Monaural VCR Dubbing Cable (6-ft)

Stereo VCR Dubbing Cable (6-ft)

2-way Signal Splitter

Antenna Mixer (not shown)

Remote Control (CRK76TSL1)

Audio•Video Adapter (not shown)

Part No.

VH81

VH82

VH89

VH83

VH84

VH47

193984

254494

228449

Price

$3.95

Qty

$4.95

$5.95

$5.95

$9.95

$3.95

$11.15

$49.95

$4.45

Gold-Tipped cable

VH84 (6-ft)

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Prices are subject to change without notice.

Total Merchandise ............................................

Sales Tax .............................................................

We are required by law to collect the appropriate sales tax for each individual state, country, and locality to which the merchandise is being sent.

Shipping and Handling ....................................

Total Amount Enclosed ....................................

Use VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card preferably.

Money order or check must be in U.S.

currency only.

No COD or CASH.

$

$

$ 5.00

$

All accessories are subject to availability.

Where applicable, we will ship a superseding model.

Please complete other side also

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Charge your order on your VISA,

MasterCard, or Discover Card by filling in below

USE YOUR CREDIT CARD

IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number from your VISA card

®

My card expires:

IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number from your MasterCard s r r

TM

2-way Signal Splitter

Helps you connect a second TV or VCR.

Splitter VH47

VCR1

ON•OFF

TV

DVD VCR2 AUX SAT•CABLE

MUTE SKIP

CH +

SOUND

GUIDE

CH

OK

GO BACK

INFO

1

MENU

2 3

CLEAR

4 5 6

7

INPUT

8

0

REVERSE PLAY

9

ANTENNA

FORWARD

RECORD STOP PAUSE

PIP SWAP CH CTRL RESET

CRK76TSL1

Remote Control

This is the remote control that came packed with your TV.

Replacements or spares can be ordered as needed.

Copy Number above your name on

MasterCard

IMPORTANT:

My card expires:

Copy complete account number from your Discover Card

My card expires:

AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE

(Credit card order will not be processed without signature)

Print or type your name and address clearly.

A complete and correct order will save you days of waiting.

Name:

Street:

Apt:

City:

State:

Daytime phone number:

Zip:

Please make sure that both sides of this form have been filled out completely.

• Allow 4 weeks for delivery.

• All accessories are subject to availability.

• Prices are subject to change.

To Order

To place your order by phone, have your Visa,

MasterCard or Discover Card ready and call the tollfree number listed below.

Use this number only to place an order for accessory items listed on this order form.

1-800-338-0376

To place your order by mail, detach and mail the completed order form with credit card information, money order or check in US currency (made payable to Thomson multimedia Inc.) to the following address:

Video Accessories

PO Box 8419

Ronks, PA 17573

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Additional Information

A

Accessories, ordering 45

Add/erase channels 14

Age-Based Ratings 25

ANT/CABLE jack 40

Arrow buttons 16, 24, 33, 34, 35

AUDIO ADJUST menu 33

AUDIO IN jacks 11

Audio/video jacks 40, 43

Auto channel search 13

AUX button 16

B

Back panel jacks 40

Back-lit remote 16

Batteries for remote 12

BLUE SCREEN feature 36

C

Cable Box, code list 20

CH buttons 16, 40

CH MEMORY menu 14

Channels, add or erase 14

CLEAR button 16, 17

Clock setting, automatic and manual 31

CLOSED CAPTION menu 34

Code list

Cable Box 20

Satellite Receiver 20

VCR 20

COMPONENT jacks 40

Connections 6, 7, 8, 9, 11

Controls back of TV 40 front of TV 40

D

DVD button 16

DVD, connecting 9

F

Fixed images 43

FORWARD button 16

Front panel controls 40

I

INFO button 16

Initial setup 13

INPUT button 17, 43

L

Language, select 13

Light button 16

Limited Warranty 41

M

Main MENU 14, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30

MENU button 14, 17, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 34, 35, 36

Menu system 30

MPAA menu 23, 24

MUTE button 17

N

New rating system 23, 27

Number buttons 16

O

OK button 13, 34

ON TIMER feature 31

ON•OFF button 17

P

Parental controls 23

Password 27

PAUSE button 17

PIP buttons 22 feature 22

PLAY button 17

POWER button 12, 40

POWER indicator 12, 40

Programming the remote 18

R

Remote batteries 12 sensor 40

Remote control buttons 16 programming 18

Reset audio 33

REVERSE button 17

S

SAT•CABLE button 17

Satellite receiver code list 20 connecting 11

Secret number 27

Sensor, remote 40

Setup, initial 13

SKIP button 17

SLEEP TIMER feature 31

SOUND button 17

Stand and base safety information 6

STOP button 17

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T

Table of contents 3

TIME menu 30

TIMER button 17

Troubleshooting 38

TV button 17, 43

TV GUIDELINES menu 23, 25

V

V-Chip 23 chart for age-based ratings 25 chart for content themes 26 chart for MPAA ratings 24 download new rating system 23, 27 secret number 27 set MPAA rating limits 24 set TV GUIDELINES rating limits 25 turning on and off 28

V-CHIP BLOCK menu 23

VCR code list 20 connecting 8, 9, 11

VIDEO ADJUST menu 32

VIDEO IN jack 11

Video input channel 43

VOL buttons 17, 40

W

Warranty 41

Additional Information

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Visit the RCA website at www.rca.com

Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only add delays in service for your product.

Thomson multimedia Inc.

10330 North Meridian Street

Indianapolis, IN 46290

©2001 Thomson multimedia Inc.

Trademark(s)® Registered

Marca(s) Registrada(s)

Printed in Malaysia

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THOMSON

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