N STANDBY/O IMPORTADOR COMERICALIZADORA THOMSON DE MEXICO S.A. DE C.V SIERRA CANDELA NO. 111, PISO 11 COL. LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC DEL. MIGUEL HIDALGO MEXICO D.F. C.P. 11000 R.F.C. CTM-980723 KS5 THOMSON multimedia Inc. 10330 N.Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46290 © 2001 Thomson multimedia Inc. Trademark(s) © Registered Marca(s) © Registrada(s) Marque(s) © Deposée 55135910 (EN/F/E) www.rca.com u s e r m a n u N INPUT VIDEO CAM VCR-2 / 6 CH.IN ent High Curr Discrete a FUNCTION r Amplifie ATER HOME THE ND AV SURROU RECEIVER RT2280 l RT2280/RT2250/RT2250R FCC Information This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. In accordance with FCC requirements, changes or modifications not expressly approved by Thomson multimedia Inc. could void the user’s authority to operate this product. This device generates and uses radio frequency (RF) energy, and if not installed and used properly, this equipment may cause interference to radio and television reception. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception (which you can determine by unplugging the unit), try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Re-orient the receiving antenna (that is, the antenna for the radio or television that is "receiving" the interference). • Move the unit away from the equipment that is receiving interference. • Plug the unit into a different wall outlet so that the unit and the equipment receiving interference are on different branch circuits. If these measures do not eliminate the interference, please consult your dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. Also, the Federal Communications Commission has prepared a helpful booklet, "How To Identify and Resolve Radio TV Interference Problems." This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Please specify stock number 004-000-00345-4 when ordering copies. This product complies with DHHS Rules 21 CFR Subchapter J. Applicable at the date of manufacture. For Your Safety The AC power plug is polarized (one blade is wider than the other) and only fits into AC power outlets one way. If the plug won’t go into the outlet completely, turn the plug over and try to insert it the other way. If it still won’t fit, contact a qualified electrician to change the outlet, or use a different one. Do not attempt to bypass this safety feature. CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT. For Your Records In the event that service should be required, you may need both the model number and the serial number. In the space below, record the date and place of purchase, and the serial number: Model No. Remote Control No. CRK76 Date of Purchase Place of Purchase Serial No. Service Information This product should be serviced only by those specially trained in appropriate servicing techniques. For instructions on how to obtain service, refer to the warranty included in this Guide CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. THE LIGHTNING FLASH AND ARROWHEAD WITHIN THE TRIANGLE IS A WA R N I N G S I G N ALERTING YOU OF "DANGEROUS VOLTAGE" INSIDE THE PRODUCT. CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USERS E RV I C E A B L E PA R T S I N SIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. THE EXCLAMATION POINT WITHIN THE TRIANGLE IS A WARNING SIGN ALERTING YOU OF I M P O R T A N T INSTRUCTIONS A C C O M PA N Y I N G T H E P R O D U C T. SEE MARKING ON BOTTOM / BACK OF PRODUCT Table of Content FCC Information Care and Maintenance Getting Started Unpacking the Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Unpacking the Speakers (RT2280 Only) . .3 Inserting Batteries into Remote Control .3 Set Up and Maintenance of the Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Protect your Components from Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Connecting to Audio-Visual Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Digital Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Connecting Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Connecting the Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Connecting the Subwoofer . . . . . . . . . . .6 Positioning your Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Front Speaker Placement . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Surround Placement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Advanced Surround Setting . . . . . . . . . .8 Test Tone / Channel Balance . . . . . . . . . .9 Connecting for Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Using Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Factory Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . Receiver/Tuner Operation . Remote Control Operation General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cleaning the Exterior . . . . Equipment Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 .23 .23 .23 .23 .23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 .24 .25 .26 .26 .26 EN Remote Codes Cable Codes . . . . . VCR Codes . . . . . . TV Codes . . . . . . . Satellite Receivers Audio (RCA only) . Laser disc Players . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Limited Warranty (US) . . . . . . . . .27 Limited Warranty (Canada) . . . . .28 Operating your Receiver Receiver Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Your Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Switching On/Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Selection of Audio/Video Source . . . . . .13 Using the Remote to Control Additional Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Using the receiver to play a Source . . . .15 Advanced Sound Control Sound Enhancement Systems Fine Setting of Components . Fine Setting of the Speakers . Advanced Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 .20 .21 .21 1 Getting Started Unpacking the Receiver You should receive the following items: + - TV ON OFF VCR1 DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE STANDBY/ON + 6 CH.IN VCR-2 / VIDEO CAM INPUT VOL FUNCTION TAPE CH + VOL High Current Discrete Amplifier CD - O BAC INFO•RDS ID GU E• G One receiver unit CH MUTE RDM•P TY One pair of “AA” batteries K• DISK HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 OK MENU 1 CLEAR 3 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 INPUT•SEEK ANT•FMS 0 REVERSE PLAY FORWARD RECORD STOP PAUSE AUDIO DIGITALLEVEL SURR u n i v e r s a l One external FM Dipole antenna One external AM loop antenna One RCA Universal Remote Control (CRK76) one audio cable (two wires) with red and white RCA connectors; • one instruction book; • one safety leaflet; • one Quick Connection Guide one video cable (single wire) with yellow RCA connectors; 2 Getting Started Unpacking The Speakers (RT2280/RT2250 Only) Set up and Maintenance of the Receiver • one set of speakers including 2 left and right front speakers, 1 centre speaker, 1 subwoofer and 2 left and right rear speakers. • Provide spaces for sufficient ventilation as indicated: EN 10 cm/4" FRONT SPEAKERS CENTER SPEAKERS 10 cm/ 4" 10 cm/ 4" SUB WOOFER REAR SPEAKERS (SURROUND SOUND) 10 cm/4" 5 cm/ 2" • Do not connect to the AC power cords until all connections are completed. • 6 speaker cables including: • Do not use your set immediately after transferring it from a cold place to a warm place: there is risk of condensation. 1 X blue/black cable for centre speaker 2 X red/black cable for front speakers • Do not expose your set to water and excessively high temperatures. • After having disconnected your set, clean the case with a soft cloth, or with a slightly damp leather chamois. Never use strong solvents. 2 X grey/black cable for rear speakers 1 X brown/black cable for subwoofer Inserting Batteries into Remote Control Insert two AA(R6) batteries according to the + and signs on the battery compartment. To use the remote control, point it directly at your receiver. Protect your Components from Overheating • Do not block ventilation holes in any component. Arrange the components so that air can circulate freely. • Do not stack components directly on top of each other. • Allow adequate ventilation when placing your components in a stand. • Place an amplifier near the top shelf of the stand so heated air rising from it will not affect other components. If you have a satellite receiver, you should place it on the top shelf. 3 Getting Started Connecting to Audio-Visual Components DIGITAL CONNECTION If you have a SAT receiver DVD player or CD player with a digital output, you can make use of an optical digital connecting cord (not supplied) or coaxial digital connecting cord (not supplied) to carry the audio portion of the signal and enjoy Dolby Digital sound quality. One optical or coaxial cable is needed for each SAT receiver, DVD player or CD player. When optical or coaxial cable is used, the analog audio cables are still needed if recording through a tape or VCR is desired. This receiver provides one optical and one coaxial digital input for the connection of your components. Please connect your components (e.g. DVD, SAT or CD) to the appropriate digital inputs and press FUNCTION and then rotate MULTIJOG to match your connection. Note: Optical and coax cables carry only the audio portion of the signal. A video connection must also be established for a SAT receiver and DVD player. S-video provides the best connection for the video portion of the signal. Composite video (yellow RCA connector) can also be used. It is important that the same type of cable (S-video or composite) that is connected from the Home Theater to the TV is used to connect the SAT receiver or DVD player to the Home Theater. S-VIDEO If your video component has a S-Video jack included, you can make use of it to enjoy enhanced video quality by connecting it to the relevant S-Video jack at the rear side of the receiver. One video cable is needed for each component. When S-Video cable is used, composite video (yellow RCA connector) cable must also be connected for VCR recording. Note: Before plugging in the optical cable or S-Video cable, make sure to match the shape of the plug and jack, otherwise, you will not be able to plug in completely. DVD to S-VIDEO OUT (DVD) to AUDIO OUT SAT to VIDEO OUT (SAT) to AUDIO OUT(DVD) to S-VIDEO OUT (SAT) Connect components capable of outputing Dolby Digital (e.g. DVD or SAT) or standard PCM (CD) format digital signals. Read section on "Input Signal Setting" under "Advanced Sound Control" carefully to adjust the matching input settings. (Decoder) DIGITAL INPUT to AUDIO OUT (SAT) to AUDIO OUT (DVD) to VIDEO OUT (DVD) TV Multi-Channel Decoder e.g. DTS to S-VIDEO IN (TV) DIGITAL INPUT IN IN DVD/CD/SAT MONITOR OUT IN OUT to VIDEO IN (TV) OPTICAL DVD/CD/SAT/TV PRE OUT FRONT L IN REAR L OUT IN to AUDIO OUT (TV) to LINE IN ( Tape Deck ) to VIDEO IN (VCR) to LINE OUT (Tape Deck) to AUDIO IN (VCR) Tape Deck to VIDEO OUT (VCR) REAR R to AUDIO OUT (VCR) FRONT R to AUDIO OUT (CD) UNIT BACK PANEL VCR CD Player FRONT TERMINAL If your CD player is equipped with digital optical jacks, use of optical cable is preferred. What you need is just one more optical digital connecting cord(not supplied). Plug it in the digital input jack of the receiver and select OPTICAL on the receiver setting (see details on pg 20 chapter "Input Signal Setting"). You can enjoy better sound quality brought to you by the optical cable. When optical cable is used, analog cables are still needed for recording to tape output. Note: This receiver has one digital optical jack only. Be sure that such connection does not prevent optical cable connection of other components (e.g. DVD & SAT) 4 Remark: If you have a video camera, video game machine, or an extra VCR, connect it to VCR 2 jack at the front of the receiver Getting Started Digital Connections AM Loop Antenna and FM Indoor Antenna Read instructions carefully when connecting components to the receiver. 1. Uncoil the Antenna wire and located the base end 2. Press down on the Antenna tab to open the terminal Digital In Jacks can accept Dolby Digital (AC-3), or PCM signals when compatible components are connected. ANTENNA COAXIAL DIGITAL IN (AUDIO) Connect to coaxial digital output of DVD, CD, SAT or other compatible devices. DIGITAL INPUT DVD / CD / SAT FM 75Ω AM LOOP OPTICAL DIGITAL IN (AUDIO) Optical Fiber Cable Connect to optical digital output of DVD, CD, SAT or other compatible devices. DVD/CD/SAT SAT / DVD / CD Player / TV OPTICAL DVD/CD/SAT/TV AM Loop Antenna ANTENNA DIGITAL INPUT AM LOOP FM 75‰ MODEL NO.: RT2280 IN IN 300 DVD/CD/SAT THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC. MONITOR OUT IN OUT CENTER SPEAKER (8‰) OPTICAL DVD/CD/SAT/TV PRE OUT FRONT L REAR L FRONT R REAR R IN OUT FRONT SPEAKERS (8‰) IN SUBWOOFER (8‰) 8 Connecting the Antennas HINT RT2280 Rev.0 2001/01/12 ANTENNA DIGITAL INPUT FM 75‰ AM LOOP MODEL NO.: RT2280 IN IN 300 DVD/CD/SAT THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC. MONITOR OUT IN OUT CENTER SPEAKER (8‰) OPTICAL DVD/CD/SAT/TV PRE OUT FRONT L REAR L FRONT R REAR R IN OUT FRONT SPEAKERS (8‰) IN SUBWOOFER (8‰) • For FM reception, extend antenna to its full length and arrange the Antenna as a T Shape • For AM reception, rotate the antenna horizontally to get better reception. 8 The AM and FM antennas connect to the AM and FM terminals on the system’s back panel. They must be hooked up in order to receive clear reception. Antenna and Speaker Wire Connection Push Speaker terminal tab down to insert wire. Release tab to lock wire in the terminal. NOTE: Make sure the insulation is completely removed from the ends of the Antenna and speaker wires at all connection points. 5 EN Getting Started Connecting the Speakers FRONT SPEAKERS RIGHT LEFT + - + - CENTER SPEAKER Connect the L, R speaker (with red/black terminal) on the back of the speakers to the corresponding color on the receiver. Do the same for center (with blue/black terminal), rear speaker (with grey/black terminal) and the subwoofer (with brown/black terminal). + - SUB WOOFER CENTER FRONT + - Speaker Polarity SUB WOOFER SPEAKER This part not available for RT2280R RIGHT LEFT + - + - Use this jack on the left back panel to connect another powered subwoofer other than the one supplied. To ease speaker connections, the speaker cords and the terminals are color-coded. • Red/Black (Front Speakers), • Blue/Black (Center Speaker) • Grey/Black (Rear Speakers). • Brown/Black (Subwoofer) REAR SPEAKERS (SURROUND SOUND) When connecting the speakers, make sure the polarities (“+” speaker wire to “+” on the receiver) of speaker wires and terminals are matched. If the cords are reversed, the sound will be distorted and will lack bass (“out of phase” effect). Connecting the Subwoofer Speakers There are 6 speakers equipped with the unit (2 front, 1 center, 2 rear, 1 subwoofer). In order to enjoy good surround effects all six speakers need to be connected to the receiver At least two front speakers (left and right) are required. For better sound quality, Center speaker, rear speakers and Subwoofer should also be connected. Adding center and rear speakers will enhance surround effects. Adding a Subwoofer will increase bass response. If you want to enjoy full range of sound effects, with small speakers, it is a must to use the subwoofer with the speakers to maintain adequate bass signal. Speaker cords 1 for each speaker, is needed for connection. Twist the stripped ends of speaker cord about 2/3 inch (15 mm). Press down on the tab to open the terminal and insert the wire. Snap the tab closed. Antenna and Speaker Wire Connection Push Speaker terminal tab down to insert wire. Release tab to lock wire in the terminal. NOTE: Make sure the insulation is completely removed from the ends of the Antenna and speaker wires at all connection points. 6 For RT2280/RT2250, connect the subwoofer with the speaker cord (brown/ black) provided. For RT2250R, or if you want to connect your own powered subwoofer, a mono aural audio cord (not supplied) is needed (RCA terminal). This receiver offers a high flexibility for user to use a large variety of speakers and subwoofers. For more information please refer to section “Fine Setting of the Speakers” in “Advanced Sound Control” on page 21. Getting Started Positioning your speaker Alignment Align the center speaker evenly with (A), or slightly behind (B), the left and right speakers, but not ahead of them. 1 Left, Right (Front Speakers) EN They carry primarily music and sound effects 2 Center In surround mode, the center speaker carries much of the dialogue as well as music and effects. It should be set between the left and right speakers. 3 Surround (Rear Speakers) Their overall sound balance should be as close as possible to the front speakers. Proper placement is vital to establish an evenly distributed sound field. Subwoofer A subwoofer is designed to reproduce powerful low bass effects (explosions, the rumble of spaceships, etc.) which dramatically heightens involvement with the action on the screen. It is therefore recommended to connect subwoofers when small speakers are used. Magnetic shielding Speakers placed less than two feet from the TV set must be magnetically shielded in order to prevent picture distortion. Front and center speakers provided with RT2280/RT2250 are magnetically shielded to protect your TV set. Courtesy Dolby Laboratories Advanced Setting Angle Placing the left and right speakers to form a 45degree angle with your favorite viewing position will duplicate the soundtrack mixer's perspective. It is not recommended to place the rear speakers near the TV set. 3 1 2 Courtesy Dolby Laboratories Height 1 3 The mid- and high-frequency drivers of the three front speakers should be as close as possible to the same height. This often requires placing the center speaker directly atop (A) or beneath (B) the TV set. Courtesy Dolby Laboratories A Front Speaker Placement Even if you can't duplicate this ideal home theater setup exactly, the suggestions for speaker placement that follow will help you get good results. B Courtesy Dolby Laboratories 7 Getting Started Preferred surround placement Location If possible, place surround speakers to either side of the listening area, not behind it. Advanced Setting Alternative Surround Placement Rear wall If rear wall mounting is the only choice, aim the speakers at each other (A), towards the front (B) or even towards the sidewalls (C, D). Experiment with placement until surround sounds seem to envelop you, rather than coming from behind you. Courtesy Dolby Laboratories Height If space permits, install surrounds 2-3 feet above viewers. This helps to minimize localization effects. Courtesy Dolby Laboratories No adjacent walls Surrounds can go on stands facing each other to approximate the preferred sidewall mounting (A), or to the sides or rear of the viewing area aimed upwards. In the latter case, they can go right on the floor, or preferably, a few feet off the floor such as on end tables (B). Courtesy Dolby Laboratories Aiming Aiming surrounds straight across the room, not down at viewers, helps create a more open, spacious surround sound field. Courtesy Dolby Laboratories Courtesy Dolby Laboratories 8 Getting Started Test Tone / Channel balance Channel balance Your receiver is equipped with a test signal generator for balancing the channels. As the signal "travels" from channel to channel, adjust the level controls until each channel plays at the same loudness level. (details see operation of test/setup) Connecting for Power Make sure you connect all your other electronic components and the speakers before plugging your receiver into the outlet. Plug the power cord in the wall outlet, matching the wide blade of the plug with the wide slot in the outlet. Be sure to insert the plug completely. EN Using Headphones To listen privately through your audio system, use the PHONES jack on the receiver. However, make sure you turn down the volume before you put on the headphones. Increase the volume to the desired level after headphones are in place. Courtesy Dolby Laboratories Level adjustment & surround channel level expectation Even though you adjust the surround channel to be as loud as the others on the test signal, you'll find that on actual program material the surround channel is usually much lower than the front. Don't be tempted to readjust the surround level; program producers use surround mostly for subtle atmosphereics and ambience, and only rarely for special effects. A good surround mix doesn't call attention to itself; if it did, it would soon become distracting. Once headphones are connected, “HEADPHONE DOWNMIX 2 CHANNEL” will scroll on display. This feature automatically converts multi-channel speaker outputs to 2 channel stereo for your listening pleasure. Hearing Comfort & Well-Being • Do not play your headset at a high volume. Hearing experts advise against continous extended play. • If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use. Factory Setting NOTE The system is equipped with Dolby Digital, and manufactured under License from Dolby Laboratories. The RT2280/RT2250 is preset to the following setting when you first time turn on the power Function = Tuner Surround mode = Stereo (Left + Right (small) + subwoofer on) Volume setting = 25 dB Bass & treble = 0 dB Restore to Factory Settings Dolby Digital Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Copyright 19921997 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All Rights Reserved. You can always restore all settings back to its original state. When the receiver is in STANDBY mode, press accordingly to restore all settings back to factory default : STADIUM NIGHT DSP OFF CLUB NOTE All preset radio stations and surround sound setting will be lost after factory setting is restored. 9 Operating Your Receiver 1 5 2 10 11 12 13 14 15 7 6 STANDBY/ON 6 CH.IN FUNCTION High Current Discrete Amplifier VCR-2 / VIDEO CAM INPUT HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 3 9 4 Receiver Controls 1. STANDBY/ON To turn the unit on/ off. When the system is turned on, the unit will go to the mode it was in before power off. 2. MUTE To mute all audio outputs. 3. PHONES Plug your headphones (not supplied) into it for your private enjoyment. Speakers will be off when phones are inserted. 4. Source Buttons To select sound source. For example, CD, SAT etc. 5. Display To display current status of the receiver. 6. Sound Control Let you adjust the sound – volume, treble, bass & balance. • To change the VOLUME, turn the large central knob. • To adjust TREBLE or BASS, press relevant button and turn the knob. • To change the volume of individual speaker, press LEVEL button repeatedly to select the speaker, then turn the knob to adjust the level. ( refer to “The TEST/ SET UP button” on page 21) 7. DSP (Digital Sound Processor) & NIGHT mode Press corresponding button to select the DSP mode (STADIUM/ CONCERT/ THEATER/ ARENA/ CHURCH/ CLUB/ OFF) you want. Press NIGHT for your enjoyment at night (see page 20). 8 16 • In DIM selection, you can rotate to set the brightness of the display. Such setting will be stored. • Use MULTI JOG for speakers and sub-woofers setup and preset radio stations selection. 9. TUNING Press for about 2 seconds to activate Automatic Preset function. Press once to review all preset stations. 10. P. SCAN (Preset Scan) • Press and hold for about 2 seconds to start the automatic tuner station preset. • Press to view preset stations one by one. 11. SURR. MODE Press repeatedly to select the surround mode you want. ( refer to “Advanced Sound Control” on page 20.) 12. 6 CH (6 Channels External Input) Press to select the input connected to an external 6-Channel decoder. Press again to return to the most recently selected source mode. (see 6 Channel External Input on page 11). 13. TEST/ SET UP When pressing it briefly, a short noise (test tone) will be generated in the speakers one by one so that you can adjust the volume of individual speaker. When keep pressing for two seconds, it will enter setup mode for speakers and subwoofers. Rotate the MULTI JOG to choose the options. (refer to “The TEST/ SET UP button” on page 21.) 14. PRESET EQ Press repeatedly to select the desirable EQ mode (music style) – CLASSIC, POP, ROCK, JAZZ, VOCAL or FLAT. Your choice will be saved automatically. 8. MULTI JOG, FUNCTION When pressing FUNCTION repeatedly, the display will toggle among Audio Source (for DVD, SAT & CD), SLEEP mode and DIM selection. 15. BYPASS Press to go back to stereo sound (no DSP effect, no sound from center and surround speakers) Please refer to page 20 for “Input Signal Setting”. • In SLEEP mode, you can set the receiver to turn off after 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes. 16. VCR2/Video Cam Input For convenient use of your digital camera, family game machines, second VCR, etc. 10 Operating Your Receiver Your Remote Control Please be sure you have inserted the batteries into the remote control (see relevant section on page 3.) You can test it by pressing any button. If it works, the red LED will light. 1. ON/OFF To turn on or off the receiver and other auxiliary components (see page 14 “Using the Remote to Control Additional Components”). EN 2. Source Buttons To turn on and select various audio/ video sources. You can also enter the 6 Channels direct input mode by pressing DVD•6CH. 1 3. CH+, CH- (Channel Buttons) To select programmed stations (in TUNER mode). TV ON OFF VCR1 2 DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE CD TAPE 5. MUTE To mute all audio outputs. CH + CH - O BAC G MUTE RDM•P K• DISK VOL 5 INFO•RDS TY ID GU E• 3 VOL 4 4. VOL (Volume Buttons) To adjust the volume. OK 6. Adjustment Buttons Press AUDIO button to activate the control, then upon pressing OK/FUNCTION, the display will toggle among: • Preset EQ (Stereo only), • SLEEP Mode • DIM Mode. When the display shows the setup you want to change, press the left and right arrow buttons beside OK button to make changes, then press OK to finalize your choice. 6 7. Number Buttons To access directly a pre-set station or to peripheral devices (in TUNER mode). FUNCTION 8 MENU 1 CLEAR 3 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 INPUT•SEEK 7 ANT•FMS 0 REVERSE PLAY FORWARD RECORD STOP PAUSE 9 AUDIO DIGITALLEVEL SURR 12 11 u n i v e r s a l 10 8. MENU (Tuner Mode only) • Press AM/FM • Press to store desired frequency in memory. The flashing word MEMORY in red will appear in display. Input your desired channel number while the word is still flashing and the frequency will be stored. (For details, refer to "Storing and Recalling Stations in Memory" on page 10.) 9. Operation Buttons In TUNER mode, press AM/FM on the remote. • Press REVERSE and FORWARD keys to tune down or up the radio frequency. • PLAY, RECORD, STOP and PAUSE keys are only for easy control of external devices that are connected to your receiver such as CD, TV, DVD, TAPE, etc.. The remote control currently operates most Thomson, RCA and GE products, but it can be programmed to operate devices from other manufacturers (For details, refer to “Using the Remote to Control Additional Components” on page 14. 10. DIGITAL Select the way your audio/video components are connected to the receiver (Analog, Optical, Coaxial or Input/Output). NOTE The remote buttons GO BACK•DISK, GUIDE•RDM•PTY, INFO•RDS, INPUT•SEEK & AUDIO do not work in tuner mode. 11. LEVEL Press to adjust the volume of individual speaker. Press repeatedly and the display will toggle among different channels (Left front speaker, Right front speaker, Center speaker, Left rear speaker, Right rear speaker, and Subwoofer). Press the left and right arrow buttons beside OK button for adjustment. 12. SURR (Surround Sound Control) Press to change the surround sound settings. The display will toggle among DOLBY DIGITAL, DOLBY PRO LOGIC, DOLBY 3 STEREO, STEREO and DSP modes. (For details, refer to section "Advanced Sound Control" on page 19.) 11 Operating Your Receiver Display DSP • Unit is in DSP (Digital Sound Processing) mode. • Audio output is in Dolby Digital mode. • Audio output is in Dolby ProLogic mode. • Speaker Icons. SLEEP • Audio output is in 3 Stereo mode. ST • Unit in Sleep mode. MEMORY • Tuner stereo signal detected. • Unit in Memory mode. TUNED KHz MHz • Tuner station detected. • Tuner frequency unit. 12 Operating Your Receiver Switching on /off Selection of Audio/Video source • To switch on the receiver, press STANDBY/ON button (1) once. Alternatively, you can press any of the source buttons to power on the receiver. When one of the source button is pressed, the audio and video input corresponding to the name will be activated. The receiver acts as a switching device between all the sources that are plugged into to it. VCR1 ON OFF TV STANDBY/ON DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE VCR1 ON OFF TV 6 CH.IN CD TAPE CH + DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE CD ON OFF TV L VCR1 V 6 CH.IN TAPE CH + THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE CD TAPE CH + V L THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 • Standby: when the receiver is on, press the STANDBY/ON button once to activate the standby mode. Example 1: If you connect a DVD player to the DVD input (audio + video) on the receiver and press the DVD button, you will be able to have the sound and image transmitted by the DVD. • To switch off the unit completely, unplug the power cord from the socket VCR1 ON OFF TV 6 CH.IN DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE te Amplifier CD TAPE CH + HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 NOTE Your receiver has a back up memory to keep your settings like preset radio station for about 2 weeks in case electricity cut occurs. If the receiver is unplugged for more than 2 weeks, all the settings will be lost and re-setting will be necessary. Example 2: Based on the example 1, the DVD is playing , if a VCR is connected to the VCR 1 input (audio + video) of the receiver and the VCR1 button is pressed, image and sound from the VCR source will replace the DVD. VCR1 ON OFF TV 6 CH.IN DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE CD ER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 TAPE CH + 13 EN Operating your Receiver You can connect up to 7 audio/video sources to this amplifier: Source button Corresponding connector (receiver front panel) (receiver back panel) - DVD SAT VCR-1 VCR-2 CD TV TAPE FM/AM DVD IN (audio / video) SAT IN (audio / video) VCR-1 IN (audio / video) VCR 2 IN (audio / video) CD IN (audio only) TV IN (audio only) TAPE IN (audio only) built-in When a source is selected, the source name will be shown on the display. Example: Press DVD to select DVD as the source to the amplifier. Using the Remote to Control Additional Components You can set your remote to control other components (like CD, TV, DVD, TAPE, etc.). What you need is to encode them in advance (not necessary for recent RCA & Proscan models). 1. Turn on the component to be programmed. 2. Look up the brand and corresponding code number in the code list from page 24 to 26. 3. Press and hold the corresponding Source Button (like VCR1, VCR2, TV, DVD) on the remote while entering the code from the code list using the Number Buttons. FUNCTION MENU VCR1 ON OFF DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE TAPE CH + 3 2 1 CD CLEAR TV 4 5 6 7 8 9 INPUT•SEEK ANT•FMS 0 NOTE 1. Your receiver has a built in tuner. Just connect the appropriate antenna on the back of the receiver and you will be able to listen to radio stations. (See details in Tuner section) 2. Other sources can be connected to the above standard source. Example: you can connect a LD into the DVD inputs. 3. Refer to the "Connecting To Audio-Visual Components" section for details on connection. 14 4. Release the component button, then press ON•OFF to see if the component will be turned off. VCR1 ON OFF TV DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE CD TAPE CH + 5. If this does not work, repeat steps 3 and 4 by trying to use the next code (if available) listed for the brand of your component until the component responds to the remote command. Operating your Receiver NOTE Once your remote is encoded, you can press ON/OFF on the remote once to turn off the component and then followed by the second time quickly to turn off the receiver (i.e. this unit). If you only want the receiver to be turned off, select FM/ AM while the unit is ON before pressing ON/OFF. Using the receiver to play a source After having properly connected a source (DVD, CD, VCR) to the receiver, you can partly control them through the receiver. Playing a DVD with the receiver 1. Connect a DVD player to the receiver (see connecting your receiver for details) NOTE To play Dolby Digital sound, the source must be connected to the receiver via the optical or coaxial terminal (see "Digital Connection” on page 5 for details) HINT This remote may not operate all models of the brands shown. If batteries are removed from the battery compartment of the remote control, all memory will be lost. You need to re-enter all previously programmed codes again. The buttons on the remote may not work correspondingly with those on other brand components. Experiment with the remote and your components to see which buttons work. If only a few functions operate, check to see if another code set will work with more buttons. 2. Press STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver 3. Select the DVD source by pressing the DVD source button VCR1 ON OFF TV 6 CH.IN DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE e Amplifier CD TAPE CH + HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 4. Switch ON the DVD player and start playback 5. Switch ON your TV 6. Select the appropriate A/V channel on the TV (refer to your TV manual for details) until the image from the DVD player is displayed 7. Set the sound Mode if needed (see "Advanced sound control" for details) Example 1: To play 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound Press SURR. MODE button until "Dolby Digital" appears on the Display and all of the speakers’ icons light up. Example 2: DVD: You may also need to select the Dolby Digital 5.1 on the DVD disc menu to have the digital surround enabled providing that the disc is encoded with Dolby Digital 5.1 (please refer to the DVD player and DVD disc instruction) 15 EN Operating your Receiver Example 3: LD: You may need to select a different Audio Channel on your LD (refer to your LD player manual) 8. Adjust volume knob accordingly 5- Tune the stations by pressing TUNING UP or DOWN repeatedly until the desired station is found. Alternatively, you can press and hold TUNING UP or DOWN for about one second to activate the automatic SEARCH function. In this mode the receiver will automatically tune frequencies until it finds a station 7 Operating the Radio 8 9 INPUT•SEEK ANT•FMS 0 REVERSE PLAY FORWARD The receiver has a built-in tuner that allows for AM/FM radio function. 6 CH RECORD STOP PAUSE iscrete Amplifier AUDIO DIGITALLEVEL SURR HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 Manual tuning 1. Connect the FM and AM antenna accordingly (see "Connecting the Antenna" on page 5 section for details) 2. Press STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver. 7. Repeat steps 5 or 6 to tune another radio station. VCR1 ON OFF TV STANDBY/ON DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE CD Select sound effect if needed by pressing Preset EQ or DSP sound (see "Advance sound section" for details) TAPE CH + 3. Press AM/FM and "TUNER" will flash on the display. 6 CH.IN lifier HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 VCR1 ON OFF TAPE CH + 4- To select band, press the AM/FM button again to toggle between AM/FM mode. When an FM station broadcast Stereo sound, STEREO is displayed. 16 FUNCTION FUNCTION TV DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE CD CH.IN 6 CH.IN NOTE 1. If there is interference, modify the location of the antenna until the optimal sound is heard. TV and other electronic devices could be the cause of interferences so try to position the antenna away of them. 2. Weak signal can affect the "auto Search function". Adjust the antenna for better reception for more efficient search. Operating your Receiver Manual preset Storing radio stations: The receiver can store up to 30 radio stations in memory. You can enter every single radio station yourself or the receiver can store all available radio station automatically in an ascending order. 1. Select the band wave by pressing AM/FM repeatedly 2. Tune to a radio station (see "Manual tuning" on page 16 above for details) Automatic preset storing : 6 CH.IN VCR1 ON OFF TV ID GU E• RDM•P 3. Press MENU on the remote control. "MEMORY" will appear on the display INFO•RDS TY 1. Select the band wave by pressing AM/FM repeatedly OK FUNCTION MENU CLEAR 1 2 3 4 5 6 DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE ifier CD HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 TAPE CH + 2- Press and hold P.SCAN for 3 seconds. “MEMORY” will be displayed in red and will blink during the automatic storing process. 6 CH.IN lifier HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 4. While the word "Memory " is still flashing, input your desired preset number (1-30) using the numeric keys on the remote control to store the radio station. FM 300‰ FM 75‰ AM LOOP Radio frequencies will be browsed and radio station stored automatically. When all available radio stations are stored or if all 30 memory locations are full, the auto preset will stop. NOTE Weak signal can affect the "Automatic Preset Storing function" efficiency. Adjust the antenna for the best reception for more efficient search. 17 EN Operating your Receiver Retrieving preset stations 6 Channel external input 1. Press AM/FM to select tuner mode An external decoder (Dts, Dolby Digital, etc…) or a device with built-in multi-channel decoder and 6 channel output connector (DVD player, TV…) can be connected to the 6CH input. It is therefore possible to play any future 6 Channels coding (SACD, DVD Audio) thanks to this connection. The external decoder device will send the separated audio information to the receiver that will then amplify the signal and send to appropriate speakers. 6 CH.IN ON OFF VCR1 TV DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE ifier CD TAPE HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 CH + ANTENNA 2. Rotate MULTI JOG on the receiver or press CH+ or CH- buttons on the remote to select preset stations. DIGITAL INPUT IN IN DVD/CD/SAT MONITOR OUT IN OUT CENTER SPEAKER (8 CD TAPE CH + FRONT L REAR L FRONT R REAR R IN OUT IN SUBWOOFER (8‰) K• DISK VOL CH - G O BAC INFO•RDS T MUTE RDM•P E• PRE OUT VOL FUNCTION OPTICAL DVD/CD/SAT/TV To activate 6 Channel external input, press 6 CH on the receiver or press DVD/6 CH twice on the remote control. VCR1 ON OFF TV 6 CH.IN DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE CD TAPE CH + AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 18 Advanced Sound Control Sound Enhancement Systems This receiver is equipped with several built-in sound enhancement systems. Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby 3 Stereo This surround system reproduces theater-like surround sound from Dolby-encoded software. The Pro Logic mode uses the built-in circuit to steer the Left, Center, Right and Surround channel audio signals and uses all five speakers and an optional subwoofer to play decoded Dolby Pro Logic program source, such as TV and VCR. The 3 Stereo mode will redirect the Surround signals to the front left and right speakers when only the front and center speakers are used. Use this mode to suit your speaker system configurations (such as size and number of speakers) and type of program (such as VCR). Dolby Digital The Dolby Digital mode lets you enjoy full digital surround from software processed in the Dolby Digital format. Dolby Digital provides better sound quality and more powerful presence than conventional Dolby Surround. This unit is equipped with Dolby Digital 5.1-channel so that you can enjoy enhanced full digital surround sound. Being different from Dolby Pro Logic in which only four channels ( Front Left, Front Right, Centre and Rear ) are used, the new system provides stereo separation of the rear speakers (Rear-Right, Rear-Left ). These 5 channels, together with the subwoofer channel for bass sounds ( counted as 0.1 channel ), constitute as 5.1-Channel ( or 6 Channels ) Input for Dolby Digital that brings you the most sophisticated sound enjoyment. Recording Dolby Digital Source To record from a digital (optical or coaxial) input using a VCR/Tape that is connected to the receiver, the sound must be set to stereo first. Press SURR. MODE to select stereo mode. Front Left Speaker Center Speaker Front Right Speaker If the receiver is set to 5.1 sound information recording from surround speaker, the center speaker will not be recorded. Subwoofer Listening Zone Rear Right Speaker Rear Left Speaker Front Left Speaker Center Speaker Front Right Speaker Listening Zone 19 EN Advanced Sound Control Stereo Input Signal Setting The Stereo mode uses the two main channel outputs from the front speakers. Use this mode if you have connected the front speakers only. The receiver defaults to the most convenient settings for your easiest use (see table). DSP (Digital Sound Processor) These digital sound effects resemble sounds in a real environment such as Stadium, Concert, Theater, Arena, Church, Club. DSP automatically converts analog audio signals to digital ones which enables you to adjust the sound without degrading the sound quality. Different modes will give you different feel of size and type of listening environment. (Not available in Dolby Digital (DVD)) If your connection is different from the default setting, 1. Select the source 2. Press FUNCTION 3. Rotate MULTI JOG to toggle among optical/ coaxial/ analog to match your connection. Your selection will be stored automatically. 3 6 CH.IN 1 FUNCTION ete Amplifier Night Mode HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 By using Dynamic Range Compression technology, you can enjoy enhanced sound quality by Dolby Digital at night without interrupting your roommates or neighbors. While enjoying a Dolby Digital enabled component (DVD, SAT), you can activate Night Mode by pressing NIGHT button at the front of the receiver, and this mode will compress the difference in volume between normal voices and sounds like explosions. There are two modes (SOFT, SOFTER) for you to choose the extents of compression. Fine Setting of the Components The receiver has pre-selected the best surround mode for you once you turn on the unit by pressing the Source Buttons (like DVD, SAT, CD) directly. The default surround modes for different components are as table below. If you decide to change the surround mode, you can press the SURR MODE repeatedly to toggle among the different surround mode choices and select the one you want. Dolby Digital/Pro Logic 3 Stereo Stereo 2 Every time you press the source button, the input setting (e.g. DVD/ OPTI) will be shown on display for a few seconds. SOURCE SAT DVD CD VCR1 VCR2 FM/AM TAPE TV DEFAULT INPUT (as seen on display) Coaxial (SAT/ COAX) Optical (DVD/ OPTI) Analog (CD/ ANL) Analog (VCR1/ ANL) Analog (VCR2/ ANL) Built-in Tuner Analog (TAPE/ ANL) Analog (TV / ANL) Digital Input Select this setting to play digital signals from a DVD, CD, LD player, SAT or TV. NOTE Digital input is only available for DVD, SAT, CD and TV Source/ Input If Digital Input (optical or coaxial) is selected If Analog Input is selected DVD SAT VCR1 VCR2 TV CD TAPE TUNER Dolby Digital/PRO LOGIC Dolby Digital/PRO LOGIC N/A N/A N/A STEREO N/A N/A STEREO PRO LOGIC PRO LOGIC PRO LOGIC PRO LOGIC STEREO STEREO STEREO The receiver will keep the last selection in memory. 20 V Analog Input Select this setting to play analog signals from a cassette deck, VCR or turntable. SOURCE SAT DVD CD VCR1 VCR2 TAPE TV AVAILABLE INPUT ANL/Optical/Coaxial ANL/Optical/Coaxial ANL/Optical/Coaxial ANL/ - / ANL/ - / ANL/ - / ANL/ Optical / - Advanced Sound Control Fine Setting of the Speakers Speaker Configurations This receiver supports a wide range of speakers and subwoofers. For optimal surround sound enjoyment, you need to register the speaker selection settings of your audio system. If you buy this receiver with accompanied speaker package, then this step has been done for you. Also, to make the surround sound more effective and suit the acoustic conditions in your listening room, you need to delay the signal from some of the speakers. Such channel delay compensates for center or surround speakers that are closer to listening position than the front speakers. You can make use of the TEST/ SET UP button to adjust the speakers’ relative loudness. The TEST/ SET UP button You can adjust the relative loudness of the individual speakers by TEST/ SET UP button. In Dolby modes, press the button briefly. A short noise will be heard in the speakers one by one. The speaker having the noise at that moment will be shown in the display. You can listen to that speaker and rotate the MULTI JOG to adjust the level. Advanced Setting Factory defaulted Advance setting indication from VFD The receiver has defaulted the following distances: Front Left Front Left Center You can also change the setup of the speakers by pressing the TEST/ SET UP button until the display shows L/R SML or L/R LRG which enables you to set the size of the front speaker. Available Selections: Front Speaker selection Center Speaker selection Surround Speaker selection Subwoofer selection Subwoofer Phase Front Speaker distance Centre Speaker distance Rear Speaker distance Large/ Small Large/ Small/ None Large/ Small/ None Yes/ No +/0-40 ft 0-40 ft 0-40 ft Pressing TEST/SETUP repeatedly while the display is still showing L/R LRG (about 5 seconds), the display will toggle among: front, center, surround, subwoofer, subwoofer phase and speakers’ distance setup. Set the speaker size or speakers’ distance by rotating the MULTI JOG. NOTE • The sub-woofer selection will always be YES when the main speakers are set to small (SML). • For the subwoofer phase setting, it will be affected by how you locate the subwoofer. Try both + and - settings and select the one that has better bass effect. • If your unit comes with speakers (RT2280/2250), always set all speakers size to “small” to protect them and optimize the sound quality. C ch L/R L/R SUR SUR Rear Left Front speakers (L/R) Center speaker (Cch) Rear speaker (SUR) Rear Left 15 ft 15 ft 10 ft 21 EN Advance Sound Control Use a subwoofer to enjoy optimum sound. • Subwoofer Phase: Try both settings and select the sound preferred. • Speaker distance: For optimum surround experience measure the distance between the speaker and your favorite listening position. Speaker Icons The receiver shows you the speakers’ types and settings on the display with the following icons: Small Front Speakers 1. Press and hold TEST/SET UP for 3 seconds 6 CH.IN Large Front Speakers C Small Center Speakers C Large Center Speakers Small Rear Speakers FUNCT Large Rear Speakers D RECEIVER RT2280 LFE Subwoofer Present 2. While the VFD display is showing L/R SML, rotate MULTI JOG to select and release to save setting. Displaying Program Formats When a digital source is playing, the receiver will automatically switch to the proper surround mode and indicates on the speaker icons on the right-hand side of the display. (See diagram) FUNCTION C LFE 3. Press TEST/SETUP once to move to the next speaker setting. 6 CH.IN FUNCT D RECEIVER RT2280 4. Repeat step 3 to set up the next speaker 6. When set up is done, wait for 5 seconds to automatically save your settings or press any source key to save your selection and set up mode. 6 CH.IN VCR1 ON OFF TV DVD•6 CH VCR2 AM•FM SAT•CABLE E THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 22 CD TAPE CH + It is important to note, however, that not all Dolby Digital sources are encoded with the full complement of five channels plus LFE*. Speaker icons show how many and which speaker you have enabled (See “Fine Setting of the Speakers”) and the letters inside the speaker icons show which channel is present in the source information. For example, the diagram shown means you have all the five speakers and subwoofer enabled and the digital sources you played have five channels plus LFE complemented. * LFE stands for Low Frequency Effect. The indication “LFE” appears if the digital source contains LFE information. In this case, the bass signal will be delivered to the subwoofer, offering more dynamic deep bass sound effects. If the letter is flashing, the signal is either too weak or just gone. Care and Maintenance Troubleshooting Tips Receiver/Tuner Operation STEREO indicator is off. • Adjust the antenna. Cleaning the Exterior • Disconnect the system from AC power before cleaning the exterior of the system with a soft dust cloth, or with a slightly damp leather chamois. Never use strong solvents. Equipment Specifications RT2280/RT2250: The signal is Mono. Severe hum or noise. • The signal is too weak. Connect an external antenna. Remote Control Operation The remote control does not operate the unit. • Another function mode is selected on the remote. Press the correct Source Button. • No batteries installed. (included with your system) Install the batteries before attempting to operate the remote. Be sure to match the + and - ends of each battery to the symbols shown in the remote battery compartment. • The batteries are weak. Replace all batteries. • The remote is not pointed at the remote control sensor on the main unit or there is an obstacle between the remote and the main unit. • The remote control is too far from the main unit, move closer. General No audio. • Make sure the speakers are connected. • Check the input connections. • Check the power cord connections. • Make sure the MUTE indicator on the front panel is off. • Make sure the digital setting (optical, coaxial or analog) is correct. No audio from one channel. • Check the speaker level setting. • Check the speaker wire or cable connections. AMPLIFIER SECTION: All 5 channels: RT2280: each 80W at 8 ohm. 0.9% THD @1 kHz RT2250: each 50W at 8 ohm. 0.9% THD @1 kHz Subwoofer channel: 100w at 8Ω (RT2280/RT2250 only) Muting Attenuation: 65dB Frequency Response: 40Hz to 20kHz +/-3dB Signal to Noise Ratio: 65dB (Bypass mode) VIDEO SECTION: Input ( Sensitivity/ Impedance ):1Vp-p/ 75ohm Output (Level/ Impedance): 1Vp-p/ 75 ohm Frequency Response: 10Hz to 6MHz at +/- 3dB Signal to noise ratio: 40dB Crosstalk @3.58MHz: 40dB AM TUNER SECTION: Frequency Response: 80Hz – 2kHz +/-6dB Usable Sensitivity: 800uV/m @ S/N 20dB Signal to Noise: 38dB Image Ratio: 27dB @ 1000kHz IF Rejection: 35dB FM TUNER SECTION: Frequency Response: 40Hz – 15kHz +/-3dB Quieting: 24dBu Signal to Noise: 60dB(stereo) / 65dB(mono) Image Ratio: 40dB IF Rejection: 50dB Noise occurs when the TV is turned on. • The TV is too close to the audio system. Specific instruments sound displaced. • Check the connections between the receiver and the speakers if the sound does not match the video. • Press the Source Button for the video source. 23 EN Remote Codes VCR CODES CABLE CODES ABC ANTRONIX ARCHER CABLETENNA CABLEVIEW CENTURY CITIZEN COLOUR VOICE COMTRONICS CONTEC EASTERN GARRARD GC ELECTRONICS GEMINI GENERAL INSTRUMENT HAMLIN HITACHI HYTEX JASCO JERROLD PIONEER PULSAR RCA REALISTIC REGAL REGENCY REMBRANDT RUNCO SAMSUNG SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA SIGNAL SIGNATURE SL MARX SPRUCER STARCOM STARGATE STARQUEST TANDY TELEVIEW TOCOM TOSHIBA TUSA TV86 UNIKA UNITED ARTISTS UNITED CABLE UNIVERSAL VIDEOWAY VIEWSTAR 5002, 5008, 5008, 5008 5008 5011 5011 5012, 5014, 5016 5017 5011 5009 5018, 5003 5020, 5003 5002 5011 5003, 5024, 5025 5026 5002, 5002, 5002, 5048, 5026 5011, 5030, 5033, 5026 5047, 5009, 5022, 5017 5003 5026 5014, 5006, 5014, 5003 5014 5052 5007, 5014, 5018 5040 5014 5004, 5026 5018 5027 5008, 5002 5053 5008, 5044 5015, ZENITH 5026, 5050, 5051 MAGNAVOX MEMOREX MOVIE TIME NSC OAK PANASONIC PARAGON PHILIPS 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5009, 5053 5009 5009, 5010, 5011 5013 5015 5019, 5049 ADMIRAL ADVENTURA AIKO AIWA AKAI 2113 AMERICAN HIGH ASHA AUDIO DYNAMICS AUDIOVOX BELL & HOWELL BEAUMARK BROKSONIC CALIX CANDLE 5021, 5022, 5035, 5045 5005, 5007, 5018, 5023, 5046, 5053 5027, 5028 5027, 5028 5016, 5029 5052 5012, 5013, 5019, 5025, 5031, 5032 5034 5049, 5052 5049 5035 CANON CAPEHART CARVER CCE CITIZEN COLORTYME COLT CRAIG CURTIS-MATHES CYBERNEX DAEWOO DAYTRON DBX DIMENSIA DYNATECH ELECTROHOME ELECTROPHONIC EMERSON 5034 5036, 5037, 5038 5018 FISHER 5018, 5053 5018 FUJI FUNAI GARRARD GE 5023, 5041 5009, 5011 5009, 5010, 5011 5025, 5027, 5040 GOLDSTAR GRADIENTE HARLEY DAVIDSON HARMAN KARDON HARWOOD HEADQUARTER HITACHI HI-Q INSTANT REPLAY JCI JC PENNEY JENSEN JVC KENWOOD KLH KODAK LLOYD LOGIK LXI MAGNAVOX MAGNIN MARANTZ MARTA MASUSHITA MEI 24 2131 2026 2027 2002, 2026 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2111, 2112, 2021 2013 2009, 2014 2011 2013 2012, 2014 2013, 2018, 2021, 2020, 2062 2027, 2013, 2018, 2009 2061 2013, 2000, 2018, 2013 2015, 2027, 2110 2009, 2000 2002, 2014, 2014 2002, 2026, 2029, 2037, 2038, 2047, 2065, 2011, 2118 2021, 2002, 2026 2000, 2120 2009, 2026 2026 2009 2061 2011 2002, 2111, 2023 2021 2021 2009, 2021, 2059, 2055, 2009, 2111, 2009, 2058, 2061 2014, 2002, 2061 2014 2021, 2108, 2013 2009, 2021, 2014 2021 2021 2010 2025 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 2022, 2114 2110 2061 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2027 2014, 2023, 2061 2002, 2009, 2013, 2016, 2021, 2022, 2024, 2115 2017, 2019, 2025, 2026, 2028, 2110 2010 2026 2029 2012, 2014, 2015, 2021, 2024, 2025, 2030, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2039, 2040, 2041, 2042, 2044, 2045, 2105, 2113, 2116, 2117, 2130 2023, 2048, 2049, 2050, 2051, 2052, 2119 2026 2001, 2013, 2021, 2022, 2053, 2115, 2014, 2018, 2054, 2121 2055, 2056, 2057, 2107, 2120, 2122 2010, 2022, 2060, 2056, 2010, 2123 2010, 2111, 2011, 2055, 2107, 2111 2011, 2013, 2014, 2056, 2058, 2118 2018, 2058, 2011, 2016, 2018, 2123 2021 2026 2022, 2062, 2063, 2104, 2124 2010, 2011, 2016, 2018, 2058, 2062, 2064 Remote Codes MEMOREX MGA MGN TECHNOLOGY MIDLAND MINOLTA MITSUBISHI MONTGOMERY WARD MOTOROLA MTC MULTITECH NEC NIKKO NOBLEX OLYMPUS OPTIMUS OPTONICA ORION PANASONIC PENTAX PENTEX RESEARCH PHILCO PHILIPS PILOT PIONEER PORTLAND PROSCAN PROTEC PULSAR QUARTER QUARTZ QUASAR RCA RADIOSHACK/REALISTIC RADIX RANDEX RICOH RUNCO SAMSUNG SANKY SANSUI SANYO SCOTT SEARS SHARP SHINTOM SHOGUN SIGNATURE SINGER SONY STS SYLVANIA SYMPHONIC TANDY TASHIKO TATUNG TEAC TECHNICS TEKNIKA TMK TOSHIBA TOTEVSION UNITECH VECTOR RESEARCH VICTOR VIDEO CONCEPTS VIDEOSONIC WARDS XR-1000 YAMAHA ZENITH 2002, 2104, 2029, 2013 2053 2055, 2029, 2070, 2123 2075, 2021, 2002, 2002, 2009, 2076, 2014 2013 2021 2014, 2096 2035 2021, 2016, 2018 2021, 2021, 2014 2010, 2016, 2000, 2061 2104 2011 2011 2021, 2000, 2082, 2089, 2002, 2026, 2014 2014 2128 2104 2005, 2104, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2093, 2011, 2051, 2002, 2004, 2013 2002, 2021, 2002, 2021, 2002, 2124 2002, 2002, 2014 2058, 2002, 2021, 2002, 2013, 2015, 2013, 2013 2009, 2010 2009, 2013 2002, 2029, 2103, 2021, 2009, 2004, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2021, 2023, 2026, 2131 2065, 2113 2056, 2107 2055, 2056, 2065, 2066, 2067, 2069, 2071, 2072, 2073, 2074, 2106, 2113, 2131 2131 2013, 2013, 2010, 2078, 2026 2016, 2026, 2053, 2061 2011, 2016, 2018, 2058, 2064, 2079, 2111, 2123 2131 2022, 2109, 2125, 2126, 2127 2055, 2056, 2107, 2120 2055, 2080, 2081, 2123 2017, 2019, 2110 2001 2125 2003, 2084, 2091, 2013, 2049, 2013, 2131 2092, 2013, 2015, 2116 2014, 2055, 2017, 2056, 2015, 2033, 2053, 2112 2013, 2085, 2107, 2014, 2050, 2021, 2086, 2115, 2021, 2096, 2055, 2087, 2120, 2022, 2131 2056, 2088, 2125 2023, 2111, 2123 2023 2025, 2032, 2035, 2038, 2065, 2021, 2056, 2029, 2061, 2023, 2048, 2049, 2050, 2107, 2118 2094, 2095, 2096, 2131 2098 2131 2061, 2128 2004, 2098, 2099, 2119, 2128 2107 2021, 2022, 2026, 2062, 2063, 2065, 2026 2011 2111 2026, 2109 2014, 2024, 2049, 2014 ABEX ADMIRAL ADVENTURA AIKO AKAI ALLERON AMTRON ANAM NATIONAL AOC AUDIOVOX BELCOR BELL & HOWELL BRADFORD BROKWOOD CANDLE CAPEHART CELEBRITY CENTURION CITIZEN CLAIRTONE COLORTYME CONCERTO CONTEC/CONY CRAIG CROWN CURTIS MATHES CXC DAEWOO 2022, 2062, 2063 2062, 2096, 2124 2022, 2001, 2083, 2090, 2011, 2029, TV CODES 2058, 2085, 2111 2021, 2026, 2100, 2129 2047 2051, 2055, 2065, 2093, 2116 2010, 2015, 2016 DAYTRON DIMENSIA DUMONT DYNATECH ELECTROBAND ELECTROHOME EMERSON ENVISION FISHER FUJITSO FUNAI FUTURETEC GE GIBRALTER GOLDSTAR GRUNDY HALLMARK HARVARD HITACHI IMA INFINITY JANEIL JBL JCB JC PENNY JENSEN JVC 1172 1001, 1174 1016 1002 1046 1038 1003, 1004, 1038 1004 1001, 1038 1004 1004, 1175 1002 1009 1004, 1174, 1176 1004, 1004, 1012, 1038 1038, 1000, 1038 1004, 1171 1004, 1000 1004, 1178 1002, 1003, 1004, 1025, 1031, 1038, 1047, 1179, 1004, 1048, 1046 1038, 1038 1000, 1055, 1181 1004, 1004, 1058, 1038, 1004, 1038 1004, 1135, 1142, 1179 1038 1062 1174 1062 1002 1000, 1054, 1128, 1004, 1012, 1089, EN 1173 1038 1005, 1006, 1007, 1175, 1176 1083, 1162 1006, 1008, 1174 1006, 1008, 1016, 1038, 1105, 1171, 1177 1006 1006 1013, 1014, 1038, 1176 1171 1004, 1006, 1015, 1105, 1162, 1171 1005,1006, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1127, 1006, 1171 1151 1176 1004, 1006, 1026, 1032, 1039, 1123, 1191 1006 1049, 1006, 1012, 1027, 1033, 1041, 1124, 1019, 1014, 1028, 1034, 1042, 1162, 1022 1023, 1029, 1035, 1043, 1171, 1024, 1030, 1036, 1037, 1044, 1046, 1176, 1177, 1050, 1051, 1162, 1180 1046 1003, 1004, 1006, 1022, 1052, 1054, 1087, 1164, 1165, 1166, 1167, 1168, 1151 1005, 1006, 1012, 1019, 1056, 1057, 1155, 1156, 1171, 1172 1046, 1171 1006 1006, 1012, 1013, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1136, 1137, 1138, 1139, 1140, 1141, 1143, 1144, 1145, 1146, 1148, 1150, 1004, 1058, 1171, 1006 1013, 1157, 1005, 1006, 1008, 1022, 1052, 1063, 1064, 1072, 1087, 1105, 1172, 1181 1054, 1060, 1065, 1066, 1067, 1158, 1159, 1182 2010, 2015, 2016, 2113 2013, 2055, 2107, 2026, 2010, 2098, 2014, 2056, 2116, 2061 2011, 2104, 2015, 2021, 2023, 2026, 2061, 2096, 2101, 2102, 2131 2018, 2058, 2111 2119, 2128 25 Remote Codes KAWASHO KAYPANI KENWOOD KLOSS NOVABEAM KTV LOEWE LOGIK LUXMAN LXI MAGNAVOX MAJESTIC MARANTS MARANTZ MEGATRON MEI MEMOREX MGA MIDLAND MINUTZ MITSUBISHI MONTGOMERY WARD MOTOROLA MTC MULTITECH MULTIVISION NAD NEC NIKKO NTC ONWA OPTIMUS OPTONICA ORION PANASONIC PHILCO PHILIPS PILOT PIONEER PORTLAND PRICE CLUB PRISM PROSCAN PROTON PULSAR PULSER QUASAR RADIO SHACK/REALISTIC RCA RHAPSODY RUNCO SAMPO SAMSUNG SAMSUX SANSUI SANYO SCOTCH SCOTT SEARS SHARP SHOGUN SIGNATURE 26 1002, 1175 1004, 1068, 1038, 1062 1083 1004, 1000, 1162, 1004, 1074, 1131, 1083 1062 1004, 1006, 1176 1001, 1004, 1080, 1054, 1052 1004, 1080, 1083 1003, 1004, 1038, 1084 1006, 1003, 1006, 1016 1038 1185 1095, 1035, 1003, 1003, 1062, 1184 1003, 1069, 1089 1004, 1004, 1004, 1105 1054 1000, 1004, 1151 1004 1003, 1000, 1162, 1000, 1096, 1129, 1176 1151 1004, 1004, 1105, 1171 1191 1004, 1162, 1006 1004, 1000, 1049, 1110, 1004, 1113, 1004 1001, 1004, 1006 1006, 1019 1069, 1174, 1183 1070, 1171, 1176, 1177 1006 1006, 1181 1006, 1075, 1132, 1049, 1062, 1071, 1072, 1073, 1008, 1019, 1062, 1068, 1069, 1076, 1077, 1088, 1089, 1130, 1133, 1134, 1183, 1184 1006, 1062, 1078 1059 1006, 1082, 1083, 1162 1005, 1006, 1019, 1022, 1051, 1079, 1082 1151, 1171, 1172, 1181 1005, 1006, 1019, 1022, 1051, 1079, 1081, 1082, 1082, 1083, 1125 1173 1005, 1006, 1105, 1176, 1178 1178 SIMPSON SONIC SONY SOUNDESIGN SQUAREVIEW SSS STARLITE SUPRE-MACY SUPREME SYLVANIA SYMPHONIC TANDY TATUNG TECHNICS TECHWOOD TEKNIKA TELECAPTION TMK TOSHIBA TOTEVISION UNIVERSAL VICTOR VIDTECH VIKING WARDS 1071, 1072, 1185 1004, 1005, 1006, 1089 1016 YAMAHA ZENITH 1173 1191 1054, 1062, 1170 1004, 1005, 1006, 1008, 1012, 1019, 1068, 1069, 1074, 1075, 1077, 1183, 1004, 1008, 1012, 1019, 1062, 1068, 1074, 1075, 1076, 1086, 1087, 1088, 1171 1006, 1090, 1091, 1092, 1179, 1185 1005, 1006, 1016, 1171 1181 1006, 1012, 1093, 1175 1054, 1004, 1171, 1003, 1098, 1179, 1070, 1006, 1172 1004, 1099, 1181, 1094 1012, 1038, 1049, 1095, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1019, 1100, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1187, 1188, 1190 1006, 1171, 1172, 1175 1005, 1006, 1012, 1015, 1019, 1104, 1106, 1171, 1172 1048, 1049, 1050, 1080, 1107, 1108, 1169, 1180, 1189 1006, 1004, 1050, 1162, 1006, 1122, 1012, 1006, 1051, 1180, 1012, 1171, 1083, 1115 1024, 1013, 1066, 1181, 1029, 1173 1035, 1019, 1071, 1189 1095, 1038, 1046 1046, 1048, 1072, 1109, 1111, 1112, 1008 1176 1002 1004, 1189 1004, 1038 1174 1002 1004, 1074, 1183, 1033, 1173 1003, 1054 1004, 1004, 1038, 1171 1117 1004, 1049, 1118, 1171 1052, 1066, 1004, 1174 1000, 1033, 1076, 1184 1004, 1004, 1006, 1008, 1038, 1046 1038 1006, 1008, 1019, 1062, 1068, 1069, 1075, 1076, 1077, 1088, 1116, 1161, 1184 1038, 1189 1178 1006, 1054 1005, 1006, 1008, 1012, 1013, 1016, 1046, 1076, 1082, 1083, 1105, 1170, 1006 1071, 1072, 1089, 1105, 1109, 1117, 1160, 1162 1087 1182 1005, 1006 1001, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1019, 1024, 1046, 1052, 1062, 1069, 1074, 1075, 1083, 1087, 1088, 1095, 1119, 1120, 1005, 1006, 1019 1083, 1151, 1152, 1153, 1154 Satellite Receivers CHAPPARAL 5056, DRAKE 5058, GE SATELLITE RECEIVER 5000, GENERAL INSTRUMENTS 5060, PANASONIC SATELLITE RECEIVER 5075 PRIMESTAR DBS 5076 PROSCAN SATELLITE RECEIVER 5000, RCA SATELLITE RECEIVER 5000, REALISTIC 5063 SONY SATELLITE RECEIVER 5072 STS1 5064 STS2 5065 STS3 5066 STS4 5067 TOSHIBA 5068 TOSHIBA SATELLITE RECEIVER 5073 UNIDEN SATELLITE RECEIVER 5069 5057 5059 5001 5061, 5062 5001 5001 Audio (RCA/Dimensia only) AM/FM AUX PHONO CD TAPE 4003 4004 4005 4007 4006 Laser disc Players PROSCAN RCA 2001 2001 Limited Warrranty (US) What your warranty covers: Limitation of Warranty: • Defects in materials or workmanship. • THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY. • REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER. THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY ARE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE. For how long after your purchase: • One year from date of purchase for labor and parts • 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 Audio Service Center the labor charges to repair your unit. • Pay any Authorized RCA Audio Service Center for the new or, at our option, refurbished replacement parts required to repair your unit. How you get service: • Take your unit to any Authorized RCA Audio Service Center. To identify your nearest Authorized RCA Audio Service Center, ask your dealer, look in the Yellow Pages, or call 1-800-336-1900. • Show the Authorized Service Center Representative your evidence of purchase date or first rental. • Pick up your unit when repairs are completed. • Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the product is within the warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service. For rental firms, proof of first rental is also required. What your warranty does not cover: • Customer instruction. (Your Owner’s Manual describes how to install, adjust, and operate your unit. Any additional information should be obtained from your dealer.) • Installation and related adjustments. • Signal reception problems not caused by your unit. • Damage from misuse or neglect. • Cleaning of audio heads. • Batteries. • A unit that has been modified or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional or other commercial purposes. • A unit purchased or serviced outside the U.S.A. • Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage. How State Law relates to 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 unit 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. Product Registration: • Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your product. It will make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage. 27 EN Limited Warranty (Canada) What your warranty covers: Limitation of Warranty: • Defects in materials or workmanship. • THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY THOMSON MULTIMEDIA LTD., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY. • REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER. THOMSON MULTIMEDIA LTD. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE PROVINCIAL 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. For how long after your purchase: • One year from date of purchase for labor and parts • 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 Audio Service Center the labor charges to repair your unit. • Pay any Authorized RCA Audio Service Center for the new or, at our option, refurbished replacement parts required to repair your unit. How you get service: • Take your unit to any Authorized RCA Audio Service Center. To identify your nearest Authorized RCA Audio Service Center, ask your dealer, look in the Yellow Pages, or call 1-800-336-1900. • Show the Authorized Service Center Representative your evidence of purchase date or first rental. • Pick up your unit when repairs are completed. • Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the product is within the warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service. For rental firms, proof of first rental is also required. What your warranty does not cover: • Customer instruction. (Your Owner’s Manual describes how to install, adjust, and operate your unit. Any additional information should be obtained from your dealer.) • Installation and related adjustments. • Signal reception problems not caused by your unit. • Damage from misuse or neglect. • Cleaning of audio heads. • Batteries. • A unit that has been modified or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional or other commercial purposes. • A unit purchased or serviced outside Canada. • Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage. Product Registration: • Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your product. It will make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage. 28 How Provincial Laws relates to warranty: • This warranty gives you specific legal rights which are in addition to statutory warranties that may vary from Province to Province. If you purchased your unit outside Canada: • 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.