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High-Definition
Television
User’s Guide
Changing Entertainment. Again.
Important Information
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not expose
this product to rain or moisture.
The apparatus shall not be
exposed to dripping or
splashing and no objects filled
with liquids, such as vases, shall
be placed on the apparatus.
CAUTION
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.
This symbol indicates that the lamp in the HDTV contains mercury.
Disposal of these materials may be regulated due to environmental
considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please contact
your local authorities or the Electronic Industries Alliance:
www.eiae.org.
Refer to the identification/rating label located on the back panel of your product for its proper operating voltage.
FCC Regulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may void the user’s authority
to operate it.
Cable TV Installer: This reminder is provided to call your attention to Article 820-40 of the National Electrical
Code (Section 54 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1) which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building as close to
the point of cable entry as practical.
Important: This television is a table model and is designed to sit on a firm, flat, surface. Don't place the TV on soft
carpeting or similar surface because the ventilation slots on the bottom of the unit will be blocked resulting in
reduced lifetime from overheating. To assure adequate ventilation for this product, maintain a spacing of 4 inches
from the top and sides of the TV receiver and 2 inches from the rear of the TV receiver and other surfaces. Also,
make sure the stand or base you use is of adequate size and strength to prevent the TV from being accidentally
tipped over, pushed off, or pulled off. This could cause personal injury and/or damage the TV. Refer to the
Important Safety Instructions packed separately.
Product Registration
Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. For U.S. customers: Your
RCA Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at www.rca.com/productregistration. Returning the card
allows us to contact you if needed.
Product Information
Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and record
the serial and model numbers in case you need them. These numbers are located on the product.
Model No. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Serial No ._______________________________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date: __________________________________________________________________________________________
Dealer/Address/Phone: ___________________________________________________________________________________
Introduction
Thank you for choosing RCA
Congratulations on purchasing this RCA High Definition Television (HDTV) featuring Digital
Light Processing™ (DLP™) technology—a true viewing experience. Your purchase decision
represents an investment in a new generation of technology— DLP and HDTV. Even though
this is a technologically advanced HDTV, it is the most user-friendly of its kind— with
comprehensive on-screen instructions that guide you through all of the TV’s features.
This introduction has three parts that describe why an RCA HDTV featuring DLP technology is
an excellent choice:
Part 1: DLP—brilliance in color, design, and technology
Part 2: Why RCA DLP is better
Part 3: Other Key Features of owning an RCA HDTV
Part 1: DLP— brilliance, in color, design, and technology
RCA brings you brilliant pictures with Digital Light Processing (DLP) system — a brilliantly
choreographed, engineering marvel that combines microscopic mirrors, light, and color to bring
you the best and brightest pictures possible.
How DLP Works
In general, DLP combines microscopic mirrors, a specially
designed semiconductor, and a color wheel to adjust light to
display the most brilliant, accurate images! Your DLP HDTV
doesn’t use Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs), which means you don’t
have to worry about screen burn (fixed video images burning
onto the screen permanently) or convergence (realigning the
CRTs). The diagram on the left illustrates the complex system.
Thin and Light
The efficiency of DLP technology enabled our design team to
create a high-performance HDTV that is about 16 inches thin and
weighs less than 100 pounds.
Service Model Number Numéro de Modéle-Service
HDLP50XXXXXX
000000000 X
SERIAL SERIE
LAMP
EXAMPLE: Service Model Number sticker
with lamp type listed.
Model No.____________________________________
Lamp Type___________________________________
Date_________________________________________
Lamp Replacement
DLP technology uses a special lamp. Eventually, you’ll need to
replace this lamp, which you can do yourself by following the
replacement instructions on page 67. To order the correct lamp,
you’ll need to know your TV’s model number, serial number, and
lamp type—this information is listed on the Service Model
Number sticker (example of the sticker is shown on the left). The
sticker is located on the right side of the TV. The lamp type can
also be found in the TV’s Lamp Power menu. Go to page 62 for
more information. For future reference, write down the
information in the space provided at the left.
Digital Light Processing, DLP and DLP Cinema are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All other products and names may or may not be
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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Introduction
Part 2: Why RCA DLP is better
DLP is just part of the story. You have chosen to embark on the next generation of TV viewing— HDTV. There are many
technological advancements that make HDTV better than analog TV, but there are basically three things about HDTV that
bring you a superior viewing experience: (1) resolution, (2) aspect ratio, and (3) digital signal and sound.
Resolution (it’s math...that works for you)
The crisp, lifelike picture that people rave about when experiencing true HDTV is due to the resolution this technology
provides. The resolution is measured by calculating the number of active lines of pixels. A pixel (which stands for picture
element) is a small dot. The picture you see on your TV is composed of these dots.
A regular, analog television only has a resolution of about 200,000 pixels (480 vertical pixels x 440 horizontal pixels =
211,200 pixels). The HDTV format is capable of more than 2 million pixels (1,920 x 1,080 = 2,073,600).
More pixels equal more detail. In summary, HDTV is capable of resolution that is up to 10 times the resolution of the
picture on a regular, analog TV!
Feature
Analog (NTSC)
HD Digital (ATSC)
Total Scan Lines
525
1125
Effective Scan Lines
480
1080
Aspect Ratio
4:3
16:9 (Widescreen)
Max Resolution
720 x 480
1920 x 1080
Sound
2-ch Stereo
5.1 ch Surround
Aspect Ratio
Aspect ratio is simply the width and height of the picture. Regular TVs use a
4:3 aspect ratio, which means the picture is a little wider than it is tall (a
screen that is 20 inches wide is about 15 inches tall).
When the standards were being developed for television broadcasting in
1941 by the NTSC (the National Television Standards Committee), it made
sense to adopt the 4:3 aspect ratio the film industry was using at that time.
16:9 Aspect Ratio
As TVs dropped in price and people prospered in the 1950s, the movie
industry had to find a way to get people out of their living rooms and back
to the movie theatres. That’s when they created the 16:9 aspect ratio (also
called widescreen format). When the standards for HDTV were being
developed by the ATSC (Advanced Television Standards Committee), the 16:9
aspect ratio was chosen as the format for HDTV.
This widescreen format makes sense because it’s much closer to the way we
see. Our field of vision is actually much wider than tall because of our
peripheral vision. Not only is it closer to the way we see, but the pictures are
crisper and cleaner with more detail in the close-up and panoramic views.
4:3 Aspect Ratio
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Introduction
Digital Signal and Sound
The analog television broadcast system that has been used in the United States for the past 50 years transmits signals as
electronic waves. These waves can suffer degradation as the signal travels to your home. Additionally, the analog waves are
susceptible to interference from planes passing overhead, weather, and household appliances.
Digital signals, in contrast to analog signals, can be reproduced precisely because the images are transmitted and received
using the computer language of 1s and 0s. Such precision yields a signal that is capable of displaying studio-quality picture
and Dolby Digital 5.1 channel sound.
Part 3: Other Key Features of owning an RCA HDTV
There are other HDTV’s on the market- even some that use DLP technology. But your RCA HDTV has been designed with
features that will enhance your TV viewing experience, and features that provide flexibility to build on the digital revolution
that is taking place. A summary of your TV’s most unique features follows. Go to Chapter 3 for more details on these and
additional features.
Integrated HDTV Tuner with Digital Cable Ready QAM
RCA was the first to offer an integrated tuner with its HDTVs (which means there is no need for another box to receive
digital programming). Now, we’ve gone one better— your HDTV’s tuner is digital cable ready (no need for a cable box to
view unscrambled digital cable programming). The CableCARD™ slot on your HDTV allows you to use a digital cable card
to access digital cable. The tuner is able to decode all 35 formats of digital television broadcasts, and it can interpret
unscrambled digital cable signals because it includes QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation).
Note: A digital cable card may be necessary to view scrambled (encrypted) channels. Contact your cable provider for
more information. Go to page 18 for more information.
TruScan Digital Reality
The intelligent signal processing of TruScan Digital Reality recognizes incoming video signals and progressively converts
them to achieve optimum digital picture performance. It also recognizes when original film sources have been modified and
can automatically convert the analog frame rate back to its original format to bring out the detail--a process commonly
referred to as reverse 3:2 pulldown.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
User-friendly Features Help You Personalize Your TV
Picture Quality
Vibrant (Day)
Contrast
65%
Color
70%
Natural
Tint
55%
Cinematic (Night)
Black Level
60%
Videogame
Sharpness
Professional
Personal
You can customize your TV to fit your viewing taste and match the lighting
where you watch TV by using Personal Presets and/or the automatic picture
quality settings: Vibrant (Day), Natural, Cinematic (Night), Videogame,
Professional. You can adjust each input to a different setting and the TV will
automatically adjust the picture when you change inputs.
•
Help Text: The elaborate, on-screen help text describes your TV’s features
and explains how to use them.
55%
Auto Color
On
Color Warmth
Noise Reduction
•
Cool
Frame Comb
Green Stretch
High
Edge Enhancement
Low
Contrast Expand
High
A change in this screen is applied to Input 3.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select it.
Press to return to the menu.
Help text
CableCARD is a registered trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
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Introduction
Audio System
Enjoy the great sound system in your HDTV with 20 watts total power. A 7-band on-screen
graphic equalizer allows customization of the sound quality.
You can take advantage of the 6-Channel direct Audio Outputs (Matrix Surround, Subwoofer,
etc.) if you have an amplifier you want to connect to your HDTV. Then choose to control the
volume from the TV or the amplifier in the Fixed/Variable Output option in the Audio
Connections menu. If you own an amplifier with digital audio, connect to the DIGITAL AUDIO
OUTPUT jack instead.
Audio/Video Output Jacks
Because the VCRs in most households are analog and can’t receive or record digital TV signals,
recording digital TV broadcasts wasn’t possible without purchasing additional equipment. That’s
why RCA added AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT jacks to this HDTV. These jacks enable you to record
both analog and digital programs. RCA understands how you watch TV and what’s necessary to
make the transition to HDTV seamless.
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Table of Contents
Introduction .............................................................................................. 1
Chapter 1: Connections & Setup
Things to Consider Before You Connect ........................................................................................ 8
Protect Against Power Surges .................................................................................................. 8
Protect Components from Overheating .................................................................................. 8
Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference ........................................................... 8
Use Indirect Light ...................................................................................................................... 8
Using a Stand ............................................................................................................................ 8
Cables You May Need to Connect Components to Your TV .................................................. 8
Choose Your Connection ................................................................................................................. 9
Explanation of Jacks and Cables .................................................................................................. 10
The Front of Your TV ..................................................................................................................... 14
Front Input Jacks ..................................................................................................................... 14
Front Panel .............................................................................................................................. 14
How to Connect: TV + VCR + DVD Player ............................................................................. 15
How to Connect: TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR .................................................................... 16
How to Connect: TV + Component with DVI or HDMI ......................................................... 17
How to Connect: TV + CableCARD ........................................................................................ 18
Setting Up Digital Cable Television Service ........................................................................... 18
Audio Connections ................................................................................................................. 19
Plug in the TV ................................................................................................................................. 21
Put Batteries in the Remote .......................................................................................................... 21
Turn on the TV ............................................................................................................................... 21
Use the Remote Control to Complete the Assisted Setup .......................................................... 21
Complete the Assisted Setup ........................................................................................................ 21
Set the Menu Language ......................................................................................................... 22
Complete Channel Search ...................................................................................................... 22
Changing Channels ................................................................................................................. 22
Next Steps ...................................................................................................................................... 22
Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control
The Buttons on the Remote Control ............................................................................................
Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components ........................................................
Find Out If You Need to Program the Remote .....................................................................
Programming the Remote .....................................................................................................
How to Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It ...............................................................
The Learning Feature ....................................................................................................................
Adding a Learned Function ...................................................................................................
Clearing a Learned Function ..................................................................................................
Deleting ALL Learned Functions ............................................................................................
Volume Punchthrough Feature .....................................................................................................
Deleting ALL Volume Punchthrough Commands .................................................................
Using the INPUT Button ................................................................................................................
Remote Code List ...........................................................................................................................
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Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Features
About the Channel Banner ...........................................................................................................
Digital or Analog TV Channels .....................................................................................................
Direct Tuning to a Channel ....................................................................................................
Parental Controls ...........................................................................................................................
Lock/Unlock TV .......................................................................................................................
Channel Lists (Video Input List, Cable Channel List, Antenna Ch. List) ...............................
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How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada ...............................................................................
USA V-Chip TV Ratings ...........................................................................................................
Canada V-Chip ........................................................................................................................
Auto Tuning Feature ......................................................................................................................
PIP (Picture-in-Picture) Operation .................................................................................................
Emergency Alert System (EAS) .....................................................................................................
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Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System
Menus, On-screen Help, and Control Panels ...............................................................................
Navigating the Menu System .................................................................................................
On-Screen Help .......................................................................................................................
Controls ...................................................................................................................................
Picture Quality Menu ....................................................................................................................
Picture Settings .......................................................................................................................
Picture Presets .........................................................................................................................
Auto Color ...............................................................................................................................
Color Warmth .........................................................................................................................
Noise Reduction ......................................................................................................................
Green Stretch ..........................................................................................................................
Edge Enhancement .................................................................................................................
Contrast Expand .....................................................................................................................
Advanced Settings ..................................................................................................................
Audio Menu ...................................................................................................................................
Equalizer Presets .....................................................................................................................
Audio Processor ......................................................................................................................
Sound Logic .............................................................................................................................
Audio Mode ............................................................................................................................
SAP (Second Audio Program) .................................................................................................
Balance ....................................................................................................................................
Audio Connections .................................................................................................................
Connections Menu .........................................................................................................................
Signal Strength .......................................................................................................................
Channel Search .......................................................................................................................
Software Upgrade ..................................................................................................................
Signal Source ...........................................................................................................................
Video Input Setup ...................................................................................................................
Auto Tuning ............................................................................................................................
Special Features ......................................................................................................................
Ethernet Setup ........................................................................................................................
Preferences Menu ..........................................................................................................................
Closed Captioning ..................................................................................................................
Screen Format .........................................................................................................................
Time Menu ..............................................................................................................................
Color Scheme ..........................................................................................................................
Translucency ............................................................................................................................
Menu Language ......................................................................................................................
Lamp Power ............................................................................................................................
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Chapter 5: Reference
Troubleshooting .............................................................................................................................
Lamp Replacement Instructions ...................................................................................................
HDTV Specifications ......................................................................................................................
Accessory Information ..................................................................................................................
Limited Warranty ...........................................................................................................................
Care and Cleaning .........................................................................................................................
FCC Information .............................................................................................................................
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Chapter 1
Connections & Setup
Chapter Overview:
•
Things to Consider Before You Connect
•
Choose Your Connection
•
Explanation of Jacks and Cables
•
The Front of Your TV
•
How To Connect
•
Plug in the TV
•
Put Batteries in the Remote
•
Turn on the TV
•
Use the Remote Control to Complete
the Assisted Setup
•
Complete the Assisted Setup
•
Next Steps
Changing Entertainment. Again.
Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
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Connections & Setup
Things to Consider Before You Connect
Protect Against Power Surges
•
•
•
Connect all components before you plug any of their power cords into the wall outlet or
power strip. NEVER plug your TV into an outlet that is controlled by a wall switch.
Turn off the TV and/or component(s) before you connect or disconnect any cables.
Make sure all antennas and cables are properly grounded. Refer to the Important Safety
Instructions packed with your TV.
Protect Components from Overheating
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•
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Don’t block ventilation holes on any of the components. Arrange the components so that air
can circulate freely.
Don’t stack components.
If you place components in a stand, make sure you allow adequate ventilation.
If you connect an audio receiver or amplifier, place it on the top shelf so the heated air from it
won’t flow around other components.
Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference
•
Insert each cable firmly into the designated jack.
Use Indirect Light
Don’t place the TV where sunlight or room lighting will be directed toward the screen. Use soft or
indirect lighting.
Using a Stand
If a stand, base, or cabinet is used, insure that it is of adequate size and strength to prevent the TV
from being accidentally tipped over, pushed off, or pulled off. This could cause personal injury
and/or damage the TV. Refer to the Important Safety Instructions packed with your TV.
Cables You May Need to Connect Components to Your TV
The pictures below show the cables (not supplied) you may need for the connections represented
in this book.
S-Video cable
Coaxial cable
CAT5 (Ethernet) cable
Digital Optical cable
Audio cables
Speaker Wire
Composite
Audio/ Video cables
Component Video
(Y, Pb, Pr) cable
HDMI™ cable (or DVI
cable and HDMI/DVI
adapter)
HDMI and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
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Chapter 1
Connections & Setup
Choose Your Connection
There are several ways to connect your HDTV, depending on the components you want to connect and the quality of the
signal you want to achieve. Please use the following chart to determine which connection is best for you. Proceed to the
appropriate page and connect your TV. For more information about the relationship between the cables, jacks, and the
quality of the signal you see on your TV, go to the following page.
Note for U.S. Customers: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service Representative
who will visit your home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation.
For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359. For additional assistance while using your RCA product, please
visit www.rca.com/customersupport.
Components
Cables Needed
Connection Title
Go to...
Coaxial
Audio
Component
Composite
TV + VCR + DVD
Player
page 15
Coaxial
Audio
Composite
S-Video
TV + Satellite
Receiver + VCR
page 16
Coaxial
TV + Component
with DVI or HDMI
page 17
Coaxial
TV + CableCARD
page 18
Coaxial
TV + A/V Receiver +
Speakers
or
TV + Receiver w/
Dolby Digital +
Speakers
pages 19,
20
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Connections & Setup
Explanation of Jacks and Cables
The diagrams below illustrate jacks found on the back of the TV. When connecting cables, be sure
to connect corresponding outputs and inputs (video input into video out, right audio input into
right audio out, etc.).
This section describes the jacks and cables you might use to make connections (cables may be
ordered separately by calling the number on page 72). There are several ways to connect
components to your TV.
Different jacks and cables provide a different level of performance. It’s important to remember the
different degrees of picture quality for comparison. The HDMI/DVI and component jacks are
considered excellent; S-Video is very good; composite jacks are good, while connecting
components to the Antenna or Cable Input is fair.
TV
CENTER
R REAR
Use menu for composite video.
INPUT 3
L REAR
R
MATRIX
SURROUND
OUTPUTS
EXTERNAL AMP
MAX POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUTS
COMPOSITE INPUTS
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT
V
L
S-VIDEO
R
L
S-VIDEO
R
L
INPUT 4
PR
PB
Y/VIDEO
PB
Y/VIDEO
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
SUBWOOFER
R
L
WIRED
IR
R
L
V
R
V
L
INPUT 1
PR
INPUT 2
POWER
(AC 120V~60Hz)
ETHERNET
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
CABLE
INPUT
CableCARD™
ANTENNA INPUT
FACTORY USE ONLY
HDMI/DVI INPUT
Use menu for DVI audio.
SPEAKERS
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT
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EXTERNAL AMP
MAX POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT To use the TV’s internal speakers as the center
speaker, connect the audio/video receiver’s center channel output to the
TV’s center channel input.
Note: Go to Center Speaker In in the Audio Connections menu to choose
the option The center channel output from an audio receiver.
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS
CENTER
R REAR
L REAR
MATRIX
SURROUND
OUTPUTS
SUBWOOFER
R
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUTS
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS
•
CENTER Provides center surround sound to an A/V receiver or audio
amplifier.
•
R and L REAR Provides right and left rear surround sound.
L
Note: To turn the TV’s internal speakers on and off, press MENU on the
remote control and choose Audio. Then choose Fixed/Variable Out from
the menu and choose an option.
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SUBWOOFER Provides lower bass frequencies out from the TV to a
powered subwoofer or audio receiver with a subwoofer jack.
Note: Go to Fixed/Variable Output in the Audio Connections menu to set
option to Yes if an external subwoofer is being used.
R and L Provides right front and right rear mixed sound, and left front and
left rear mixed sound.
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AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT Connect a VCR or DVD-recorder to record digital
and analog programs from the Cable or Antenna Input (excluding copyprotected programs and component video formats) while the TV is turned on.
You must leave the TV on the same channel you are recording.
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
R
L
V
Composite Audio Cable (RCA Type)
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R Audio provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
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L Audio provides left audio connection and connector is usually white.
•
V (Video) provides composite video connection and connector is usually
yellow.
Composite Video Cable (RCA Type)
Notes: When recording from this output, remember to tune to the
channel you want to record.
If an unusual pattern appears when you connect a VCR to these jacks,
playing a tape or switching to the VCR’s tuner removes the pattern.
VIDEO/AUDIO INPUTS
COMPOSITE INPUTS
INPUT 3
R
V
L
R
S-VIDEO
V
L
S-VIDEO
INPUT 1
Composite Audio Cable (RCA Type)
Composite Video Cable (RCA Type)
S-Video Cable
INPUT 1 COMPOSITE INPUT Connect an NTSC (analog) component. These
jacks are used for most audio/video connections between components. The
audio/video jacks are often color coded (yellow for video, red for right audio,
and white for left audio).
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R Audio provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
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L Audio provides left audio connection and connector is usually white.
•
V (Video) provides composite video connection and connector is usually
yellow.
•
S-VIDEO lets you connect an S-Video cable for better picture quality to a
component with S-Video capability, such as a VCR or DVD player. When
using S-Video, make sure to connect the two audio cables as well as the
S-Video connector.
The S-Video jack provides better picture quality than the composite video
jacks because the color (chrominance, also called chroma) part of the
signal is separated from the black and white (luminance) part of the
picture.
INPUT 3 COMPOSITE INPUT Provides connection to a second NTSC
(analog) video component such as a VCR. The jacks are the same as described
above for INPUT 1.
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Connections & Setup
COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUTS
Use menu for composite video.
R
R
L
L
INPUT 4
PR
PR
INPUT 2
PB
PB
Y/VIDEO
Y/VIDEO
Y (green)
PR (red)
Component Cables
PB (blue)
Tip
Inputs 2/4 can be used as either a component
video (Y PB PR ) input or a composite video
(Y/Video) input. Go to the Connections menu,
choose Video Input Setup and select which
video input source you are using.
WIRED
IR
ETHERNET
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
INPUT 2 COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUT Provides connection to a second
NTSC (analog) video component with either composite or component outputs
such as a VCR or DVD player.
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R Audio provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
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L Audio provides left audio connection and connector is usually white.
•
Y/Video PB PR Unlike a single video input, component (Y PB PR) video
maintains the video signal as three separate parts through these three jacks.
To ensure maximum picture quality, use three video-grade cables for the
Y PB PR connections. Accepts 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i signals. If you’re
connecting to a component with a Video jack instead, you can still use the
Y/Video jack. Go to the Connections menu, select Video Input Source and
choose Composite video as your source. Go to page 57 for more
information.
Notes: Also, remember to connect the left and right audio cables
because the Y, Pb, Pr cables carry only the picture signal, not the sound.
PIP can only be displayed from component inputs in 480i format.
INPUT 4 COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUT Provides connection to a
second optional component video source, such as a DVD player or satellite
receiver. The jacks are the same as described above for INPUT 2.
WIRED IR This jack is for connecting a wired remote control system, which
is primarily for professional installers. If you’re using the remote that was
included with your TV, don’t plug anything into this jack or the TV won’t
respond to the remote.
ETHERNET Connect a router, cable modem, or Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
modem to the TV using an Ethernet cable (CAT 5) for a possible software
upgrade. Go to page 59 for more information on software upgrades. Do not
connect a telephone cable because of risk of fire or shock. A green light on the
jack means that an active network has been detected. An orange light on the
jack means the data is either being sent or received.
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT Use a digital optical cable (or SPDIF cable) to
connect your TV to a compatible Dolby Digital or PCM receiver or decoder.
Dolby Digital offers theatre-quality sound (six audio channels). If you own a
receiver that uses an optical cable input, you can use an optical cable to
connect the TV to that receiver for the best sound quality. Go to the Digital
Audio Out screen in the Audio menu to select Auto Select or PCM as the output
for this jack.
Note: This TV’s optical digital output jack fully complies with the
international standard governing this type of jack (IEC958), and is
designed for connection to a Dolby Digital (AC-3® or PCM) receiver or
decoder. Older equipment, some of which is not fully compliant with
IEC958, may not be compatible with the Dolby Digital bitstream. Such a
connection using anything other than a Dolby Digital (AC-3 or PCM)
receiver or decoder could create a high noise level, causing damage to
headphones or speakers.
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CableCARD™
HDMI/DVI INPUT
Use menu for DVI audio.
CableCARD Allows you to use a digital cable television card to receive digital
cable services, including premium and HDTV cable channels, without the need
for a set-top box. Go to page 18 for information on using the CableCARD slot.
HDMI/DVI INPUT (High-Definition Multimedia Interface/Digital Visual
Interface) Provides an uncompressed digital interface that carries both video
and audio data by way of an integrated mini-plug cable. Since HDMI is based
on Digital Visual Interface (DVI), the jack on the back of your TV is also
compatible with DVI components.
Note: If you connect a component with a DVI jack to the HDMI/DVI
input, you’ll need an HDMI to DVI adapter. Also, connect the left and
right audio cables to an input that is not in use. An example is shown
on page 17. Then go to the Audio Connections menu and select DVI
Audio Input to choose the input you’re using to receive audio.
CABLE
INPUT
ANTENNA INPUT
Chapter 1
CABLE INPUT Used to connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal from
cable or a cable box.
ANTENNA INPUT
an off-air antenna.
Used to connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal from
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The Front of Your TV
Front Input Jacks
The TV has front input jacks for convenience in connecting a camcorder, digital camera, or video game system. Look for a
hinged door and press to open the cover. Please note the illustration below is just an example of how these jacks might
appear.
Notes: When you plug in headphones, the TV’s internal speakers are muted. Use the VOL up or down button to
control the volume.
When connecting a component that uses a monaural cable, such as some camcorders, use the L/MONO input jack to
get sound from both speakers.
Power Indicator Light Status
AUDIO IN
L/MONO
R
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
IN
On
TV is on
Off
TV is off (standby mode)
Blinks
Light blinks 5 times, pauses, and blinks again 5 times:
HEADPHONE
Lamp is trying to turn on. If the TV doesn’t turn on
after 5 minutes and then the light blinks steadily for
one minute, one of the following options is possible:
RE
WO
P
+L
OV
—
LO
V
Lamp door is open. Locate the door on the side of
HC
HC
UN
EM
Power button
and indicator
the TV and close it. Turn off the TV and turn back on.
The lamp should turn on.
Lamp is dead. You can replace the lamp yourself
MENU/OK
CH
CH
VOL
VOL
following the instructions on page 67. Go to page 72
for ordering information.
Lamp power supply within TV may need service. Go
to page 73 for warranty information.
Notes: The front panel illustration shows a typical front panel layout. The
exact look may be different from the one on the front of your TV.
If you use the Front Button Block feature, the front panel no longer provides
access to the menus. The Front Button Block feature disables all front panel
buttons but not the jacks. For more information, see Chapter 3.
Front Panel
If you cannot locate your remote, you can use the front panel of your TV to operate many of the TV’s features.
MENU/OK Brings up the Main menu. When the menu system is displayed, pressing MENU/OK selects highlighted items.
CH
Scans down through the channel list. In the menu system, it moves the highlight down and adjusts menu controls.
CH
Scans up through the current channel list. In the menu system, it moves the highlight up and adjusts menu controls.
VOL
Decreases the volume. In the menu system, it moves the highlight left to items and adjusts menu controls.
VOL
Increases the volume. In the menu system, it moves the highlight right to items and adjusts menu controls.
(Power button and indicator) Turns the TV on and off. The indicator lights when TV is on. Your HDTV’s lamp has a
cool-down period when the TV is turned off, and a warm up period when the TV is turned on. If you try to turn the TV on
during a cool-down, you will hear audio and then the picture will be displayed after a few moments. This could take up to
one minute. For different light status of the indicator, see above.
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DVD
WO
P
+L
OV
—
R
AUDIO
L
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
IN
RE
LO
V
HC
HC
UN
EM
PR
VIDEO
PB
Y
S-VIDEO
OUT
2B
2A
DVD
L/
L/
L/
TV
TV
CENTER
R REAR
Use menu for composite video.
INPUT 3
L REAR
R
MATRIX
SURROUND
OUTPUTS
EXTERNAL AMP
MAX POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUTS
COMPOSITE INPUTS
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT
V
L
S-VIDEO
R
L
S-VIDEO
R
L
INPUT 4
PR
L/
PB
Y/VIDEO
PB
Y/VIDEO
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
SUBWOOFER
R
L
WIRED
IR
R
L
V
R
V
L
INPUT 1
PR
INPUT 2
POWER
(AC 120V~60Hz)
ETHERNET
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
CABLE
INPUT
CableCARD™
VCR
ANTENNA INPUT
FACTORY USE ONLY
HDMI/DVI INPUT
Use menu for DVI audio.
3B
OFF-AIR ANTENNA
3A
1
VCR
CABLE
ANTENNA IN
R
IN
AUDIO
L
R
VIDEO
AUDIO L
VIDEO
OUT
1
ANTENNA OUT
How to Connect: TV + VCR + DVD Player
1. Connect your cable and/or off-air antenna.
If you have cable and an off-air antenna, connect the cable signal to CABLE INPUT. Connect the off-air antenna to
ANTENNA INPUT.
2. Connect your DVD Player to your TV.
A. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the INPUT 4 R and L Audio jacks on the back of the TV and to the
Audio Output jacks on the DVD player.
B. Connect three video grade cables to the INPUT 4 Y/VIDEO PB PR jacks on the back of the TV and to the Y PB PR
outputs on the DVD player. If your DVD player doesn’t have Y PB PR, but has composite video and an S-Video output,
use the INPUT 3 S-VIDEO jack instead of the V (Video) jack for better picture quality.
Notes: If you are using an S-Video cable or component video cables, you must also connect audio cables. The S-Video
cable and component video cables only transfer video information.
If your DVD player has a component video output, we recommend you use the component video input on the TV instead of
the composite video or S-Video connection.
3. Connect your VCR to your TV.
A. Connect the VCR’s audio/video outputs to INPUT 1 (R and L-Audio, and V-Video) on the TV using composite audio/video
cables.
B. Connect the VCR’s audio/video inputs to the AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT jacks on the TV. This enables recording of
digital and analog programs (except copy protected or component video formats).
Viewing the Components
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the TV and the component(s) you want to view.
Press the TV button on the remote control.
Press the INPUT button on the remote control to scroll through the Video Input Channels.
• View the VCR on the INPUT 1 channel.
• View the DVD player on the INPUT 4 channel.
Note: You can set up the TV to automatically tune to the correct Video Input Channel. This is called Auto Tuning.
(See Chapter 3 for more information.)
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SATELLITE
RECEIVER
VIDEO
R
AUDIO
S-VIDEO
L
RE
WO
P
+L
OV
—
LO
V
HC
HC
UN
EM
TV
3
TV
CENTER
R REAR
e
llit r
e
t
Sa eive
c
Re
Use menu for composite video.
INPUT 3
L REAR
R
MATRIX
SURROUND
OUTPUTS
EXTERNAL AMP
MAX POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUTS
COMPOSITE INPUTS
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT
V
L
S-VIDEO
R
L
S-VIDEO
R
L
INPUT 4
PR
PB
Y/VIDEO
PB
Y/VIDEO
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
SUBWOOFER
R
L
WIRED
IR
R
L
V
R
V
L
INPUT 1
PR
INPUT 2
POWER
(AC 120V~60Hz)
ETHERNET
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
CABLE
INPUT
CableCARD™
ANTENNA INPUT
FACTORY USE ONLY
HDMI/DVI INPUT
Use menu for DVI audio.
2B
VCR
OFF-AIR ANTENNA
2A
1
VCR
CABLE
ANTENNA IN
R
AUDIO
L
IN
R
VIDEO
OUT
AUDIO L
VIDEO
O
1
ANTENNA OUT
How to Connect: TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR
1. Connect your cable and/or off-air antenna.
If you have cable and an off-air antenna, connect the cable signal to CABLE INPUT. Connect the off-air antenna to
ANTENNA INPUT.
2. Connect your VCR to your TV.
A. Connect the VCR’s audio/video outputs to INPUT 1 (R and L-Audio, and V-Video) on the TV using composite audio/
video cables.
B. Connect the VCR’s audio/video inputs to the AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT jacks on the TV. This enables recording of
digital and analog programs (except copy protected or component video formats).
3. Connect your Satellite Receiver to your TV.
Connect the satellite receiver’s audio output jacks to the INPUT 3 R and L Audio jacks and the S-Video output jack to the
S-VIDEO jack on the TV using audio cables and an S-Video cable. If your satellite receiver doesn’t have an S-Video
output, you can make the video connection by using the V (Video) jack instead. If your satellite receiver has component
outputs, then use INPUT 2 or 4.
Note: If you are using an S-Video cable or component video cables, you must also connect audio cables. The S-Video
cable and component video cables only transfer video information.
Viewing the Components
1.
Turn on the TV and the component(s) you want to view.
2.
Press the TV button on the remote control.
3.
Press the INPUT button on the remote control to scroll through the Video Input Channels.
• View the VCR on the INPUT 1 channel.
• View the satellite receiver on the INPUT 3 channel.
Note: You can set up the TV to automatically tune to the correct Video Input Channel. This is called Auto Tuning. (See
Chapter 3 for more information.)
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TV
CENTER
R REAR
Use menu for composite video.
INPUT 3
L REAR
R
MATRIX
SURROUND
OUTPUTS
EXTERNAL AMP
MAX POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUTS
COMPOSITE INPUTS
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT
V
L
S-VIDEO
R
L
S-VIDEO
R
L
INPUT 4
PR
PB
Y/VIDEO
PB
Y/VIDEO
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
SUBWOOFER
R
L
WIRED
IR
R
L
V
R
V
L
INPUT 1
PR
INPUT 2
POWER
(AC 120V~60Hz)
ETHERNET
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
CABLE
INPUT
CableCARD™
ANTENNA INPUT
FACTORY USE ONLY
HDMI/DVI INPUT
Use menu for DVI audio.
1B
2
Component with HDMI
Component with DVI
R
L
Audio Out
DVI Out
OR
R
L
HDMI Out
Audio Out
1A
How to Connect: TV + Component with DVI or HDMI
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an uncompressed digital interface that carries both video and audio data by
way of an integrated mini-plug cable. Since HDMI is based on Digital Visual Interface (DVI), the jack on the back of your
TV is also compatible with DVI components.
1. To connect your TV to a component with a DVI jack, use an HDMI cable and an HDMI/DVI adapter.
A. Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI/DVI INPUT jack on the back of the TV. Attach the HDMI/DVI adapter to the
end of the HDMI cable, then connect the adapter to the DVI Out jack on the back of the component.
B. Since you’re using an HDMI/DVI adapter, you need to connect Audio left and right cables to the R and L jacks on
the back of the component and to R and L Audio jacks that aren’t in use on the back of the TV.
C. Go to the DVI Audio Input option in the Audio Connections menu to select which Audio Input you’re using.
2. To connect your TV to a component with an HDMI jack, use an HDMI cable.
Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI/DVI INPUT jack on the back of the TV and to the HDMI Out jack on the back
of the component.
Viewing the Component
1.
Turn on the TV and the component you want to view.
2.
Press the TV button on the remote control.
3.
Repeatedly press the INPUT button on the remote control until the HDMI/DVI Video Input Channel is selected.
Note: You can set up the TV to automatically tune to the correct Video Input Channel. This is called Auto Tuning.
(See Chapter 3 for more information.)
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Connections & Setup
TV
CENTER
R REAR
Use menu for composite video.
INPUT 3
L REAR
R
MATRIX
SURROUND
OUTPUTS
EXTERNAL AMP
MAX POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUTS
COMPOSITE INPUTS
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT
V
L
S-VIDEO
R
L
S-VIDEO
R
L
INPUT 4
PR
PB
Y/VIDEO
PB
Y/VIDEO
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
SUBWOOFER
R
L
WIRED
IR
R
L
V
R
V
L
INPUT 1
PR
INPUT 2
POWER
(AC 120V~60Hz)
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
CABLE
INPUT
CableCARD™
Digital Cable
Card
ETHERNET
ANTENNA INPUT
FACTORY USE ONLY
HDMI/DVI INPUT
Use menu for DVI audio.
CABLE
FCC Statement: This digital television is capable of receiving analog basic, digital basic
and digital premium cable television programming by direct connection to a cable system
providing such programming. A security card provided by your cable operator is required
to view encrypted digital programming. Certain advanced and interactive digital cable
services such as video-on-demand, a cable operator’s enhanced program guide and dataenhanced television services may require the use of a set-top box. For more information,
call your local cable operator.
How to Connect: TV + CableCARD
The CableCARD slot allows you to use a digital cable television card to receive digital cable services, including premium and
HDTV cable channels, without the need for a set-top box. Please contact your local cable company for availability of services
and to obtain a digital cable television card.
When you receive the digital cable card, make sure you connect your coaxial cable to the CABLE INPUT jack. Then, turn on
your TV. Insert the digital cable card into the slot on the back of the TV labeled CableCARD. Push firmly on the card until
almost the entire card is inserted. Wait to receive information on-screen regarding your digital cable television services. See
below for information on setting up digital cable television services for your TV.
You should know:
•
Once the digital cable card is authorized for a particular TV, the card can’t be used with any other TV, unless it is reauthorized to it.
•
You won’t receive digital cable channels if you connect your cable to the ANTENNA INPUT. Make sure you connect
your cable to the CABLE INPUT.
•
Once inserted, it is not recommended you remove the digital cable card. In the case it needs to be removed, grasp
firmly, and pull the card straight out.
Setting Up Digital Cable Television Service
Once you have connected a digital cable card to the CableCARD slot on the back of the TV (explained above), you are
ready to receive digital cable channels. Wait approximately 30 seconds for the status screen to appear. Write down the
information you see and call your cable company to provide them with the information on-screen.
Notes: If your information screen disappears before you have a chance to write down the information, press MENU
on the remote to access the menu system. Then press 9, 9, 9, and the information screen appears. Go to page 58 for
more information on the CableCARD Tools menu.
You can’t order video-on-demand through your digital cable card. Call your local cable company to place an order.
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Audio Connections
With the audio versatility of your HDTV, you can choose various connection options depending on the type and quality of
sound that you want. From good to best sound, choose one of the options or refer to the user’s manual of each component
that you are connecting to get the best results.
•
Use your TV’s internal speakers (good sound).
•
Connect audio/video receiver (speakers connected to receiver) to your TV (better sound).
•
Connect audio/video receiver (speakers connected to receiver) to your TV using the digital audio output jack (best sound).
How to Connect: TV + A/V Receiver + Speakers
1.
Connect the FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS from the TV to an A/V receiver using audio cables for 6-channel
matrix surround sound.
2.
Be sure to go to the Fixed/Variable Out screen in the Audio Connections menu and select whether you want the FIXED/
VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT jacks to send fixed or variable volume audio.
3.
4.
• Fixed Output provides fixed-level audio output from the TV. This audio output is ideal for connecting to an A/V
receiver that has its own volume control.
• Variable Output provides variable-level audio output. Volume levels are controlled by the volume controls on
the TV and TV remote control.
If you connect the SUBWOOFER jack, be sure to go to the Fixed/Variable Out screen in the Audio Connections menu
and select Yes for connecting to an external subwoofer.
Use speaker wire to connect the audio/video receiver to your external front and rear speakers. Refer to your audio
receiver manual to complete speaker hookup to the receiver.
OR
How to Connect: TV + Receiver with Dolby Digital + Speakers
If you own a receiver with Dolby Digital* or PCM (Pulse-Code Modulation) that uses an optical cable-type input, connect an
optical cable for excellent audio quality (shown on opposite page).
1.
Connect one end of the optical cable to the DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT jack on your TV and to the Digital Optical Input
jack on your receiver/amplifier receiver.
• If your receiver can decode Dolby Digital and PCM, go to Audio menu, select Audio Connections, then Digital
Audio Output. Select AutoSelect (recommended) or PCM option.
• If your receiver can decode only PCM, select PCM option.
2.
Use speaker wire to connect the audio/video receiver to your external front and rear speakers. Refer to your audio
receiver manual to complete speaker hookup to the receiver.
Note: If you want to use your TV’s internal speakers as the Center Channel speaker, use speaker wire to connect the
audio receiver’s Center Speaker Output to the TV’s CENTER SPEAKER INPUT. Set the Center Speaker Input option in
the Audio Connections menu to The center channel output from an audio receiver option.
Go to following page for connection diagram
*Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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TV
+
–
R REAR
Use menu for composite video.
INPUT 3
L REAR
R
MATRIX
SURROUND
OUTPUTS
EXTERNAL AMP
MAX POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUTS
COMPOSITE INPUTS
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS
CENTER
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT
V
L
S-VIDEO
L
R
INPUT 4
PR
PB
Y/VIDEO
–
+
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
SUBWOOFER
R
L
WIRED
IR
R
L
V
R
L
R
S-VIDEO
V
L
INPUT 1
PR
INPUT 2
PB
Y/VIDEO
POWER
(AC 120V~60Hz)
ETHERNET
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
CABLE
INPUT
CableCARD™
ANTENNA INPUT
FACTORY USE ONLY
HDMI/DVI INPUT
Use menu for DVI audio.
Back of Left Front Speaker
Back of Right Front Speaker
OR
A/V AMPLIFIER
–
–
+
DIGITAL
AUDIO
INPUT
–
CD
IN
FRONT SPEAKERS
TAPE
IN
VCR
OUT
IN
OUT
TV
IN
R
Back of Right Rear Speaker
20
CENTER
Surround
CENTER
SL
L
SUBWOOFER
SR
RIGHT
LEFT
+
SURROUND SPEAKERS
REAR
RIGHT
LEFT
+
+
–
–
Back of Left Rear Speaker
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Plug in the TV
Plug the flat end of the cable into the power jack on the back of the TV. Then plug the other end
of the power cord into an appropriate wall outlet. Be sure to insert the plug completely. Do not
plug the TV into an outlet controlled by a light switch.
Note: When you first plug your TV into an outlet, the Power indicator on the front panel
will light and blink for approximately 30 seconds and then go off during the initialization
of the TV. The TV can only be turned on after the Power indicator goes off. This happens
every time the TV is unplugged and plugged back in.
Put Batteries in the Remote
•
Remove the battery compartment cover from the back of the remote
by pushing down on the tab and lifting cover.
•
Insert 2 fresh “AA” batteries. Make sure the polarities (+ and -) are
aligned correctly with the polarities inside the remote.
•
Replace the cover.
Turn on the TV
Tip
When remote batteries are low, the component
button corresponding to the mode you’re in
flashes when you press a button. Also, a message
might appear on the TV screen and disappear
within a few seconds. Press CLEAR and replace the
batteries to remove the message.
learning
DVD
TV
button
SAT/CAB
PIP
VCR
AUDIO
AUX
SWAP CH. CTRL FREEZE
PRESETS
CC
FAV
FORMAT
LIGHT
INFO
i
MENU
C
M
SOUND
SKIP
MENU button
OK button
Arrow
buttons
Tip
To access the setup menus, press MENU and
choose Assisted Setup.
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The technical term is “Navigation” – how you move through the on-screen
menus. The method is the same throughout the menu screens: highlight
your choice and select it.
To highlight a menu item, put the remote into TV mode by pressing the
TV button then MENU. Press the arrow buttons on the remote to highlight
one of the items listed in the menu. Use the up or down arrow button to
move up or down. Use the right or left arrow button to move right or left.
CC
CLEAR
Note: Pressing the TV button turns on the TV and puts the remote
into TV mode. “TV mode” means that the buttons on the remote
control operate the TV’s functions.
Use the Remote Control to Complete
the Assisted Setup
ON-OFF
TV
Press TV on the remote, or press the Power button on the TV’s front
panel.
To select the item that you’ve highlighted, press OK.
Note: Highlighted means that the menu item stands out from
other menu items on the list (appears darker, brighter, or a
different color).
Complete the Assisted Setup
Your TV’s menu system allows you to adjust your TV’s features to be
configured to work properly. On-screen information helps you choose
settings to match your setup. The first time you turn on your TV, the
Assisted Setup screens appear automatically. Select Begin Setup to start or
select Cancel Setup to exit.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
Closed Captioning
Setup
1 Continue
2 Cancel Setup
Set the Menu Language
Preferences
English
Highlight with the and arrows. Select with the OK button.
1.
Use arrow buttons to highlight your preferred language for the
menu system.
2.
Press OK to select that language.
3.
Select Continue Setup.
Español
Resalte con las flechas y . Seleccione con el botón OK.
Français
Mise en surbrillance avec et . Sélection avec OK.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Continue Setup
2 Cancel Setup
Assisted Setup
Input to search:
Cable Input
Antenna Input
Channels to search:
Digital channels
Analog channels
Channel Search
Channel Search finds channels
for you. Check fewer boxes to
make the search faster (but
less complete) and vice versa.
The first time that you do a
Channel Search, put a check in
all the boxes to do a thorough
search for channels.
Other search options:
Detect antenna or cable setting
Include previously found channels in search
Start
To add a channel that Channel
Search didn't find, clear all
menus and directly tune to the
channel with the number keys.
Complete Channel Search
Even though this initial channel search can take several minutes, it is important
to complete in order for your TV to display channels and programming. Make
sure you have connected cable and/or off-air antenna to the corresponding
inputs before you start channel search.
1.
To do a complete channel search, check each box that pertains to your TV.
For example, if you’re only receiving cable from the CABLE INPUT,
highlight Cable Input and press OK to place a checkmark in the box.
Tip
2.
Select Start to begin the setup.
The first Channel Search takes several minutes if
the TV is searching for analog and digital
channels and cable and antenna inputs are
being searched. You may want to leave and
come back later.
3.
When the channel search is complete, a message screen appears. Select
Continue. Another message screen appears telling you that you’ve
completed the Assisted Setup. Select Continue on the left.
Pressto make changes to this screen's settings.
Press OK to skip to the next step in the setup routine.
Notes: If you skip Channel Search now, you can access it later through
the Connections menu. See Chapter 4 for more details.
If a cable box is connected to your TV’s CABLE INPUT or a CableCARD
is in use, Channel Search won’t work for Cable Input.
Changing Channels
Depending upon the type of signals you have connected to your HDTV, you
might notice that the channels change slower than you’re used to. This is
perfectly normal. Your HDTV is able to interpret and display both analog
(NTSC) and digital off-air and cable signals (QAM and ATSC).
Next Steps
Now that you’ve finished the Assisted Setup, you’re ready to watch TV. This
might be a good time to program your remote control. The remote control that
came with this TV can be programmed to operate other components. Go to the
next chapter to find out how to program your remote.
• Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control
• Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Features
• Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System
• Chapter 5: Reference
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Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Using the Remote Control
Chapter Overview:
•
The Buttons on the Remote Control
•
Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components
•
How To Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It
•
The Learning Feature
•
Volume Punchthrough Feature
•
Using the INPUT Button
•
Remote Code List
Changing Entertainment. Again.
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ON-OFF
Arrows (up, down, left, right) Used to move through the on-screen menus.
When not in the menu system, moves the PIP window. Go to page 44 for more
information on PIP.
learning
TV
DVD
VCR
SAT/CAB
PIP
AUDIO
AUX
SWAP CH. CTRL FREEZE
PRESETS
CC
The Buttons on the Remote Control
FAV
LIGHT
CC
FORMAT
INFO
(0-9) Number Buttons Enter channel numbers and time settings. Also used
in the TV menu to make selections.
ANT•CAB Switches between Antenna and Cable Input. In VCR mode,
functions as a TV/VCR button. In SAT mode, functions as a TV/SAT button for
an RCA satellite receiver. When tuned to an input, press to go back to the most
recently used tuner (Antenna or Cable Input).
i
CLEAR
MENU
C
M
SOUND
SKIP
GUIDE
CH
VOL
MUTE
GO
BACK
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT
IN
REVERSE
RECORD
ANT•CAB
0
PLAY
STOP
FORWARD
PAUSE
AUDIO Places the remote in audio mode to operate a component (such as a
audio receiver, CD player, or amplifier receiver) that you’ve programmed to
work with this button.
AUX Places the remote in auxiliary mode to operate a component (such as a
cable box, satellite receiver, VCR, DVD, or audio receiver) that you’ve
programmed to work with this button. AUX by default is set up for a second
RCA VCR.
CC (Closed Captioning) Toggles closed captioning on and off, if available
for the channel you’re tuned to. When you change channels or inputs, the
default for Caption Display is restored.
CH + or CH – Scrolls up or down through the channel or input list. Press
once to change the channel up or down; press and hold to continue changing
channels.
CH CTRL (Channel control) Toggles the channel control between the main
TV picture and the PIP window. Use channel up, channel down, INPUT,
component buttons, or number buttons to change channels in PIP. CH CTRL is
marked by a triangle ( ) in the banner.
CLEAR Removes on-screen menus and displays. Cancels the commercial skip
timer.
DVD Places the remote in DVD mode. If Auto Tuning is enabled, pressing the
DVD button turns on the TV and tunes to the correct Video Input Channel.
FAV (Favorite) This button doesn’t have a function for your TV.
FORMAT Toggles through the 4:3 video screen formats (Normal, Zoom,
Stretch, Cinerama, and Auto Format) for some 4:3 signals—not applicable to
16:9 signals.
FREEZE Freezes entire screen, including the main picture and PIP window, if
PIP is displayed. When recording from AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT, freezes digital,
but not analog channels.
GO BACK Returns you to the previous channel or previous screen in the
menu system. Also, toggles between tuner and input sources.
GUIDE If you’re controlling another component that has a guide, this accesses
the on-screen guide.
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Tips
INFO Brings up the Channel Banner with channel and viewing information.
Press again to remove the banner.
The component button corresponding to the
mode you’re in flashes when the remote
batteries are low and you press a button on the
remote. Also, a message might appear on the
TV screen and disappear within a few seconds.
Press CLEAR and replace the batteries to
remove the message.
INPUT Toggles through the TV’s available input sources (INPUT 1, INPUT 2,
INPUT 3, INPUT 4, Front Input, HDMI/DVI, and last-active channel). To quickly
access an input, press the INPUT button and the input number, for example,
INPUT + 1 to access INPUT 1.
To turn off most RCA components that are
connected to the TV, press ON•OFF twice within
two seconds and hold remote steady until
indicator turns off.
LIGHT Press to illuminate the remote control’s buttons. To conserve battery
power, the light turns off after several seconds. Backlight won’t activate if
batteries are low, but blinks on and off quickly.
MENU Makes Main Menu appear and disappear.
MUTE Reduces the TV’s volume to its minimum level. Press again to restore volume. The TV
Audio Output menu must be set to Variable Level, Speakers On to control the TV’s volume.
OK When a menu item is highlighted, press OK to select the item.
ON•OFF Turns the TV on or off. Your HDTV is equipped with a special lamp system. In order to
preserve the life of the lamp, the TV must warm up and cool down properly when you turn the TV
on and off. When you turn the TV off, the screen turns blue and fades to black. While the screen is
blue, you can still turn the TV back on. If the screen is black when you try to turn it on, the TV’s
lamp is in its cool-down cycle. The TV’s audio comes on, then the picture is displayed after a few
moments.
In other modes (VCR, DVD, SAT/CAB, AUX, AUDIO), and if programmed, turns the component on
and off.
PIP Makes the PIP window appear and disappear (See Chapter 3 for more information about
using PIP).
PRESETS Toggles through the Picture Presets for the input currently tuned to. The preset is only
temporarily changed and goes back to the original menu setting when you change channels or
inputs or turn off the TV.
REVERSE, PLAY, FORWARD, RECORD, STOP, PAUSE If programmed, provides transport control
for some remote-controllable VCRs and CD and DVD players.
SAT/CAB (Satellite/Cable) Places the remote in SAT/CAB mode. If Auto Tuning is enabled, turns
on the TV and tunes it to the correct Video Input Channel.
SKIP Press once before changing channels and the TV returns to the original channel after 30
seconds. Press repeatedly to add more time. Press CLEAR to cancel.
SOUND On digital channels/inputs, toggles through the audio modes (if available for that
channel). For analog channels, toggles SAP on or off. If you change channels/inputs, the default for
Audio Mode is restored. Does not affect default menu settings for SAP or Audio Mode.
SWAP
When using PIP, switches the main picture with the PIP window.
TV Places the remote in TV mode. Turns on the TV and tunes to the last-viewed TV channel or
input.
VCR Places the remote in VCR mode. If Auto Tuning is enabled, turns on the TV and tunes to the
VCR Video Input Channel.
VOL – or VOL + Decreases or increases the TV’s volume. The TV Audio Output menu must be set
to Variable Level, Speakers On to control the TV’s volume.
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ON-OFF
learning
DVD
SAT/CAB
Programming the Remote to Operate
Other Components
VCR
AUX
AUDIO
CLEAR
The universal remote can be programmed to operate many brands of remotecontrollable VCRs, audio components, DVD players, cable boxes, satellite
receivers and other components. In addition to being programmed to operate
your television, it’s already programmed to operate most RCA components.
The AUX button can be programmed to operate most brands of an additional
remote-controllable component: satellite receiver, cable box, DVD, VCR, and
an audio component. A second and third RCA TV can be programmed to any
component button, except the TV button. Go to page 58 for more information
on programming the remote to another TV.
C
Note: The TV button can’t be programmed on this remote to control
any component; it controls only this TV.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
REVERSE
PLAY
Find Out If You Need to Program the Remote
To determine whether the universal remote needs to be programmed to
operate one of the components connected to your TV, such as a VCR, do the
following:
1.
Turn on the component (in this example, a VCR).
2.
Point the remote at the component.
3.
Press the corresponding component button (in this example, VCR).
4.
Press ON•OFF to see if the VCR responds. If the VCR doesn’t respond,
you need to program the remote to operate it.
STOP
You’ll use these buttons when you
program the remote for other
components.
Important Note: The remote
may not be compatible with all
models of all brands of
components. It also may not
operate all functions of your
component.
Tip
By default, the AUX button is programmed for
a second RCA VCR. If auto tuning is set up, it
will tune to VCR2 input channel.
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Programming the Remote
There are two ways to program the remote control to operate other
components: Automatic Code and Search Direct Entry.
Using Automatic Code Search
Note: The AUX button can only search VCR codes, but can be used for
a non-VCR device by programming it with direct entry method.
The following instructions can be used to program the remote to operate each
of your components. If you want to stop the automatic code search without
programming any of your components, press and hold CLEAR until the
indicator on the remote turns off.
1.
Turn on the component you want to operate (VCR, DVD player, etc.)
2.
Press and hold the component button you want to program (VCR, DVD,
etc.). While holding the component button, press and hold ON•OFF until
the component button on the remote turns on, then release both buttons.
3.
Point the remote at the component.
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4.
Press and release PLAY, then wait 5 seconds or until the component button stops flashing.
At this point the remote is searching for the correct code to program. If, after 5 seconds, the
component you want to operate does not turn off, press PLAY again to tell the remote to search
the next set of codes.
Continue pressing and releasing PLAY until the component turns off or you have searched
through all of the codes. The component buttons flash when all codes have been searched,
the component button turns off, and the remote exits Automatic Code Search.
If the component you want to control does turn off:
1.
Press and release REVERSE, then wait 2 seconds. Repeat this step until the component turns
back ON.
2.
To finish, press and hold STOP until the component button on the remote turns off.
Using Direct Entry
1.
Turn on the component you want to operate (VCR, DVD player, etc.)
2.
Look up the brand and code number(s) for the component on the code list in this section.
3.
Press and hold the component button you want to program on the remote.
4.
Enter the 4-digit code from the remote control code list on the following pages. If the
indicator flashes, you have either entered an invalid code or the button isn’t programmable.
5.
Release the component button, point the remote at the component, and then press ON•OFF
to see if the component responds to the command. If it doesn’t, try pressing the component
button and then ON•OFF again.
•
If you get no response, repeat these steps using the next code listed for your brand, until the
component responds to the remote commands.
•
If you try all the codes for your component brand and none work, try the automatic code
search method. If automatic code search doesn’t find the code, the remote is not compatible
with your component.
How to Use the Remote After You’ve
Programmed It
Because this universal remote can control several different components (TV, DVD, VCR, satellite
receiver, etc.), it uses operational modes triggered by the component buttons.
1.
Press the appropriate component button (DVD, TV, VCR, SAT/CAB, AUDIO, AUX) to set the
remote to control the component.
2.
Press ON•OFF to turn the component ON or OFF.
3.
Use the remote buttons that apply to that component.
Notes: The remote control may not be compatible with all brands and models of
components.
If you keep pressing buttons and nothing happens, the remote is probably in the wrong
mode. You must press the component button that matches the component you want to
operate (i.e., if you want to operate the VCR, press VCR on the remote control to put the
remote in VCR mode.)
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The Learning Feature
Before using the learning feature, make sure this TV’s remote control is programmed to control
other components you have connected to the TV. Programming the remote control erases all
learned commands for that component mode.
After you program the TV’s remote control to operate the other component, the TV’s remote
provides most of the operations you need. However, there may be some functions on the
component’s original remote control that your TV’s remote control doesn’t have. For example, your
DVD remote control might have an ANGLE button that enables you to change the angle of the
picture, but your TV remote doesn’t have that button. The learning feature enables you to record
the functionality of a specific button from the original remote control to one of the TV’s remote
control buttons.
Note: All learned functions for a mode can be erased if you program a different component
to that mode.
Up to 2 inches apart
Adding a Learned Function
There are several things to consider before you begin the learning process:
•
You can’t record a learned function to the following buttons on the TV’s remote control:
component buttons (TV, VCR, DVD, SAT/CAB, AUX, and AUDIO), the CLEAR button, and the
LIGHT button.
•
Before adding a Learned Function, you must program this TV’s remote control to operate that
component because programming the remote control erases all learned commands for that
component mode.
•
Do the learning process in low light areas because too much natural light or fluorescent light
might cause the learning feature to fail because the remote control functions are recorded
(learned) by sending infrared (IR) signals.
•
The TV’s remote and the original remote should be no more than 2 inches apart.
•
In order to record (learn) a function from one remote to the other, you must make sure the
Infrared (IR) transmitter of the original remote is facing the IR receiver on the top of the TV’s
remote (see illustration). To accomplish this, you may have to hold a remote in each hand
instead of laying both on the table.
•
The learned buttons are mode specific—if you add a button function from your DVD player’s
remote control, you must press the DVD button first before the learned function will work (in
TV mode, the button where you’ve stored the learned function won’t be affected and will
continue to work as it always has).
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1. Press and hold the component button on the TV’s remote that applies to the function you will be
adding (DVD, VCR, SAT/CAB, AUDIO, or AUX). The component button lights.
2. On the TV remote, press and hold the RECORD button.
3. Keep pressing both of the buttons (the component button and the RECORD button) until the
component button light turns off, flashes, and turns off. Release both buttons.
4. On the TV’s remote control, press and release the button where you want to store the new function
(the component button turns off and then back on).
Note: If you press an invalid button on the TV remote, the component button flashes 4 times to alert
you. You’ll have to repeat step 4.
5. With the remote controls facing each other and no more than 2 inches apart, press and hold the
button of the component’s remote control that has the functionality you are recording to the TV’s
remote control. Keep pressing the button until the TV remote’s component button light turns off and
back on (the function has been saved to the TV remote). If all component buttons flash 4 times, the
function wasn’t learned. Try again starting with Step 4.
6. The TV remote control remains in “learning mode” so you can continue adding functions to
different buttons by repeating steps 4 and 5. Or, press CLEAR to exit learning mode.
Notes: If you want a new function on a button, you must record (learn) over it.
The amount of memory each learned function uses in the TV’s remote control varies. If your TV
remote is out of memory, the component button(s) light flashes 4 times and turns off, exiting you
from the Learning mode.
Clearing a Learned Function
To delete a learned button function, use the procedure below.
1.
Press and hold the component button (the component button lights). Then press and hold the CLEAR
button for 3 seconds. Continue pressing both buttons (the component mode button flashes—turns on
and off again).
2.
Release the component and CLEAR buttons (the component button being programmed turns on). The
remote is now in Clear learned function mode.
3.
Press and release the button where learning is to be cleared. The component button blinks off then
back on—the learned function was cleared successfully.
4.
Repeat steps 1 through 3 until all buttons’ learned functions have been cleared.
Note: If an invalid button is pressed, the component mode button(s) flashes 4 times and the selected
component button stays on and the remote remains in Clear Learned Function mode. Repeat step 3.
5.
Press the CLEAR button and your TV remote returns to its original operation mode.
Deleting ALL Learned Functions
This procedure erases all learned functions in every component mode of the remote.
1.
Press and hold the CLEAR button (the current component button lights). Then press and hold the
ON•OFF button (component button light turns off for 3 seconds, flashes, turns on and off) while
continuing to hold CLEAR.
2.
Release both buttons (current component button turns on).
3.
Press any component button to delete all learned functions in all modes. The remote is automatically
exited from this mode.
Note: Pressing the CLEAR button will NOT delete all learned functions, but will exit the Delete mode.
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Volume Punchthrough Feature
You may find this feature helpful if you’ve connected your components to an audio/video receiver
(A/V receiver) or amplifier, but you want to use the TV’s remote control to operate the volume for
the receiver. An example follows:
Let’s say you’ve connected your DVD player to your audio/video receiver. You’ve also
programmed your TV remote control to operate your DVD player. Since the DVD player gets its
volume through the audio/video receiver, you would have to bounce back and forth between two
remote controls: the A/V receiver’s remote to adjust the volume and the TV’s remote control to
operate the DVD player.
The Volume Punchthrough feature eliminates the need for you to use two remote controls and
saves a button press when you’re using the TV remote to adjust the volume. In effect, you are
telling the TV remote to retrieve and send volume commands from the A/V receiver whenever the
TV remote is in DVD mode.
Therefore, after you’ve successfully set up the Volume Punchthrough feature, whenever the TV
remote is in DVD mode (press the DVD button) and you want to adjust the volume, you only
have to press the VOL + or VOL- buttons. Follow the instructions below to set up Volume
Punchthrough.
1.
IMPORTANT: First, you must program the AUDIO button on the TV’s remote control to
operate your audio receiver or amplifier. Go to page 26 for instructions. If you can’t program
this remote to operate your audio receiver, Volume Punchthrough won’t work.
2.
While setting up Volume Punchthrough, it’s best to point the remote away from components.
3.
Decide which mode the remote will be in when the volume from the audio receiver “punches
through.” The mode will be one of the component buttons (TV, DVD, SAT/CAB, VCR, or
AUX).
4.
Press and hold the VOL- button. Keep pressing VOL- while you press and release the
component button you chose in step 3 (TV, DVD, SAT/CAB, or AUX).
5.
Press and release the AUDIO button since the sound will be coming from the audio/video
receiver. Release the VOL- button.
6.
Now, test it by turning on your audio receiver or amplifier.
7.
Turn on the component that is connected to the audio/video receiver or amplifier (a DVD
player, for example).
8.
Put the TV’s remote in DVD mode by pressing the DVD button, and play a disc.
9.
Press VOL+ or VOL-. The volume from the audio receiver should increase or decrease
accordingly.
Deleting ALL Volume Punchthrough Commands
To delete all programmed Volume Punchthrough settings and return the remote control back to
the factory defaults, press and hold the VOL- button (the component button of the Volume
Punchthrough lights). While holding the VOL- button, enter 000 using the number buttons. All
component buttons turn on for 2 seconds and then turn off. The remote returns to the factory
settings.
Note: If an invalid button is pressed, all component buttons blink 4 times and turn off. At
this point, you must start over.
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Input source
Acquiring Channel...
00:30
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
Front Input
Listening to English in SRS
MPAA - Not Rated
DVD
4:3 Normal 480i SD
Note: Watch the Channel Banner to see the input sources change each time you press the INPUT button.
Using the INPUT Button
1.
Repeatedly press the INPUT button to scroll through the available input sources until you find
the input associated with the component (such as VCR or DVD player) you want to view.
2.
Once you find the input source you want, stop pressing INPUT.
•
If you tune to INPUT 1 and your VCR is connected to that input, you will be able to view
your VCR. To play, stop, or rewind the VCR tape using the remote that came with your TV,
you must first press the VCR or AUX button (whichever one is programmed to the VCR) to
put the remote control in VCR mode.
There are other ways of selecting a Video Input Channel:
•
Program the component (VCR, DVD, etc.) buttons on the remote control to automatically tune to
the correct Video Input Channel when pressed. For more details on Auto Tuning, see Chapter 3.
•
When viewing an input, press ANT/CAB, GO BACK, or INPUT to go back to viewing channels or
use the number buttons to enter the channel number.
•
To quickly access an input, press the INPUT button and the input number, for example, INPUT +
1 to access INPUT 1. Note for professional installers: This is a discrete input code.
Remote Code List
Audio Codes
Programmable for the AUDIO and AUX buttons.
AUX/Dimensia/Lyra Wireless
RCA ............................................................................. 4004
Audio Cassette
GE ............................................................................... 4006
RCA ............................................................................. 4006
CD Players
ADC ........................................................ 4055, 4056,
Aiwa .................................................................. 4039,
Akai .............................................................................
Denon .........................................................................
Emerson ......................................................................
Fisher ...................................................... 4041, 4063,
GE ..................................................................... 4007,
Hitachi ........................................................................
JVC ..............................................................................
Kenwood ................................................ 4044, 4067,
Luxman .......................................................................
Marantz .......................................................................
MCS .............................................................................
Mitsubishi ......................................................... 4071,
NEC .............................................................................
Onkyo .........................................................................
Panasonic ...................................................................
Pioneer .......................................................................
RCA ......................................................... 4007, 4050,
Sears ...........................................................................
Sony .................................................................. 4051,
Technics ......................................................................
Toshiba .......................................................................
Yamaha ............................................................. 4053,
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4057
4058
4060
4040
4064
4065
4042
4043
4068
4069
4046
4070
4072
4045
4047
4048
4049
4062
4059
4061
4052
4073
4054
Phono
GE ............................................................................... 4005
RCA ............................................................................. 4005
Receiver/Tuner/AMP
Aiwa ......................... 4008. 4009, 4010, 4011, 4012,
Denon .........................................................................
GE ...............................................................................
Harman Kardon .........................................................
JBL ..............................................................................
JVC ..............................................................................
Kenwood ....................................................................
Onkyo .........................................................................
Optimus ......................................................................
Panasonic ......................................................... 4023,
RCA ................................................ 4003, 4015, 4029,
Sherwood ...................................................................
Sony ........................................................ 4016, 4017,
Technics ............................................................ 4023,
Yamaha ............................................................. 4018,
4021
4027
4003
4020
4020
4013
4014
4022
4028
4024
4030
4026
4025
4024
4019
Cable Box Codes
Programmable for SAT/CAB and AUX buttons.
ABC ...................................... 5002, 5003, 5004, 5006,
Archer ............................................................... 5008,
Cableview ...................................................................
Contec ........................................................................
Eastern ........................................................................
GE ..................................................................... 5002,
Gemini .............................................................. 5017,
General Instruments ..................................................
Hamlin ................................. 5019, 5020, 5021, 5026,
5045
5009
5007
5015
5016
5003
5018
5003
5033
Hitachi ......................................................................... 5003
Jerrold ........................ 5003, 5017, 5022, 5023, 5039, 5045
Magnavox .................................................................... 5024
Memorex ..................................................................... 5026
Movie Time ................................................................. 5025
NEC .............................................................................. 5005
NSC .............................................................................. 5025
Oak .................................................................... 5015, 5027
Panasonic .......................................................... 5041, 5044
Philips ........................................... 5011, 5012, 5013, 5014,
............................................. 5018, 5024, 5028, 5029, 5030
Pioneer .............................................................. 5031, 5032
Proscan .............................................................. 5002, 5003
RCA ................................................ 5007, 5040, 5042, 5044
Realistic ........................................................................ 5009
Samsung ...................................................................... 5032
Scientific Atlanta ............................ 5006, 5034, 5035, 5036
Signature ...................................................................... 5003
Sprucer ........................................................................ 5044
Standard Component ........................................ 5037, 5038
Starcom .............................................................. 5017, 5045
Stargate ........................................................................ 5017
Tocom ................................................................ 5004, 5022
United Cable ............................................................... 5045
Universal .................................................. 5008, 5009, 5010
View Star ................................................. 5015, 5024, 5025
Zenith .......................................................................... 5043
HD Receiver Code
Programmable for AUX button.
RCA .............................................................................. 7000
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TV Codes
Programmable for DVD, VCR, SAT/CAB, AUX,
and AUDIO buttons.
TV2 ............................................................................. 1222
TV3 ............................................................................. 1223
DVD codes
Programmable for DVD and AUX buttons.
DVD
Aiwa .................................................................. 3010, 3021
Apex ................................................................. 3023, 3024
Broksonic ......................................................... 3027, 3075
Daewoo ...................................................................... 3028
Denon ..................................................... 3029, 3030, 3031
Emerson .................................................. 3032, 3033, 3076
Funai ........................................................................... 3033
GE ........................................................... 3000, 3034, 3035
Go Video .................................................................... 3077
Hitachi ................................. 3009, 3067, 3068, 3069, 3070
JVC .......................................................... 3003, 3011, 3078
Kenwood .................................................................... 3071
Konka ............................................................... 3012, 3013
Koss ............................................................................ 3085
Lasonic ........................................................................ 3087
Magnavox ......................................................... 3004, 3036
Memorex .................................................................... 3037
Mintek ......................................................................... 3038
Mitsubishi ................................................................... 3005
NAD ............................................................................ 3032
Norcent ............................................................. 3039, 3040
Onkyo ......................................................................... 3041
Oritron ........................................................................ 3047
Panasonic ......................................................... 3014, 3042
Philips ............................................................... 3004, 3020
Pioneer .......................................... 3006, 3043, 3044, 3045
Proscan ............................................................. 3000, 3046
Qwestar ...................................................................... 3047
RCA ...................................... 3000, 3002, 3048, 3079, 3086
Samsung ............................. 3072, 3073. 3074, 3080, 3081,
Sansui ......................................................................... 3049
Sanyo ................................................................ 3015, 3082
Sharp ....................................................... 3050, 3052, 3053
Sony ................. 3007, 3016, 3017, 3054, 3055, 3056, 3083
Sylvania ...................................................................... 3033
Teac ............................................................................ 3057
Technics ...................................................................... 3058
Toshiba ................................ 3008, 3018, 3059, 3060, 3061
Yamaha ................................................... 3062, 3063, 3064
Zenith ..................................................... 3019, 3065, 3084
Portable DVD
Aiwa ............................................................................
Audiovox .......................................................... 3025,
Panasonic ...................................................................
RCA .............................................................................
Sharp ...........................................................................
3022
3026
3030
3066
3051
DVD/VCR Combo Codes
DVD and AUX buttons can use DVD codes; VCR
and AUX buttons can use VCR codes
...............................................
Broksonic ..............................
Emerson .................................
Go Video ...............................
JVC .........................................
RCA ........................................
Samsung ................................
Sanyo .....................................
Sony .......................................
Zenith ....................................
DVD ........................
3075 ...........................
3076 ...........................
3077 ...........................
3078 ...........................
3079 ...........................
3080, 3081 ....... 2080,
3082 ...........................
3083 ...........................
3084 ...........................
VCR
2075
2076
2077
2078
2079
2081
2082
2083
2084
PVR Codes
Programmable for the VCR and AUX buttons.
PVR
Replay ......................................................................... 2086
Phillips Tivo ............................................................... 2085
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Home Theatre in a Box
(DVD Receiver) Codes
AUDIO and AUX buttons can use Audio codes;
DVD and AUX buttons can use DVD codes
......................................... Audio ......................... DVD
JBL ......................................... 4031 ............................ 3088
JVC ......................................... 4032 ............................ 3089
Koss ....................................... 4033 ............................ 3090
Onkyo .................................... 4034 ............................ 3091
Panasonic .............................. 4035 ............................ 3092
Pioneer .................................. 4036 ............................ 3093
RCA ........................................ 4037 ............................ 3094
Venturer ................................. 4038 ............................ 3095
Satellite Receiver Codes
Programmable for SAT/CAB and AUX buttons.
Alphastar ..................................................................... 5064
Chapparal .......................................................... 5046, 5047
Dishnet ........................................................................ 5063
Drake ................................................................. 5048, 5049
Echostar ....................................................................... 5070
GE ............................................................ 5000, 5001, 5072
General Instruments ............................... 5050, 5051, 5052
Hitachi ............................................................... 5066, 5067
Hughes .............................................................. 5062, 5071
JVC ............................................................................... 5065
Panasonic .................................................................... 5060
Philips .......................................................................... 5068
Primestar ...................................................................... 5061
Proscan .................................................... 5000, 5001, 5072
RCA .......................................................... 5000, 5001, 5072
Realistic ........................................................................ 5053
Sony ............................................................................. 5058
STS1 ............................................................................. 5054
STS3 ............................................................................. 5055
STS4 ............................................................................. 5056
Toshiba .............................................................. 5057, 5059
Uniden ......................................................................... 5069
VCR Codes
Programmable for VCR and AUX buttons.
Admiral ........................................................................ 2068
Aiko ............................................................................. 2023
Aiwa ............................................................................. 2022
Akai ............................ 2002, 2003, 2004, 2057, 2058, 2059
Audiovox ..................................................................... 2010
Bell & Howell ............................................................. 2007
Broksonic ................................................ 2008, 2021, 2075
Calix ............................................................................. 2010
Canon ................................................................ 2017, 2018
Capehart ............................................................ 2016, 2056
Carver .......................................................................... 2037
CCE .................................................................... 2023, 2036
Citizen .... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2023
Colortyme .................................................................... 2005
Craig .............................................. 2009, 2010, 2019, 2036
Curtis-Mathes .......................................... 2005, 2009, 2012,
................................... 2014, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2060, 2072
Daewoo ........... 2011, 2013, 2015, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2056
Daytron ........................................................................ 2056
Dimensia ..................................................................... 2072
Electrohome ...................................................... 2010, 2024
Emerson .................... 2002, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2020,
................................. 2021, 2022, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027,
......................... 2028, 2039, 2059, 2061, 2067, 2069, 2076
Fisher ............................................. 2007, 2019, 2029, 2030
Fuji ........................................................... 2003, 2017, 2062
Funai ............................................................................ 2022
Garrard ........................................................................ 2022
GE ............................. 2000, 2001, 2009, 2017, 2018, 2060,
........................................................................... 2063, 2072
Gradiente ..................................................................... 2022
Harman Kardon .......................................................... 2005
Harwood ..................................................................... 2036
Hitachi ....................... 2033, 2034, 2035, 2053, 2057, 2063
JC Penney ................. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,
............... 2017, 2018, 2030, 2033, 2034, 2036, 2037, 2053
Jensen ...................................................... 2033, 2034, 2057
JVC ................... 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2057, 2064, 2078
Kenwood .................. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2057,
..................................................................................... 2064
KLH .............................................................................. 2036
Kodak ................................................................ 2010, 2017
LG ................................................................................ 2010
Logik ............................................................................ 2036
LXI ............................................................................... 2010
Magnavox ................. 2017, 2018, 2037, 2038, 2052, 2054,
..................................................................................... 2065
Marantz ............ 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2037
Matsushita .................................................................... 2017
Memorex .................. 2007, 2009, 2010, 2017, 2019, 2022,
........................................................................... 2052, 2068
MGA ......................................................... 2024, 2039, 2059
Minolta ..................................................... 2033, 2034, 2053
Mitsubishi ..................................... 2024, 2033, 2034, 2039,
....................................................... 2040, 2041, 2059, 2064
Montgomery Ward ...................................................... 2068
Motorola ............................................................ 2017, 2068
MTC ............................................................................. 2009
Multitech .............................. 2009, 2012, 2022, 2031, 2036
NEC ................... 2005, 2006, 2007,2012, 2014, 2057, 2064
Nikko ........................................................................... 2010
Noblex ......................................................................... 2009
Olympus ...................................................................... 2017
Optimus ............................................................. 2010, 2068
Optonica ...................................................................... 2047
Panasonic ...................................... 2017, 2018, 2055, 2066
Pentax .................................. 2012, 2033, 2034, 2053, 2063
Pentex Research .......................................................... 2014
Philco ............................................. 2017, 2018, 2037, 2038
Philips ............................................ 2017, 2037, 2047, 2065
Pioneer .......................................... 2006, 2033, 2042, 2064
Portland ......................................... 2012, 2013, 2015, 2056
Proscan .................................................... 2000, 2001, 2072
Quasar ..................................................... 2017, 2018, 2066
RCA ..................................... 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2017,
.................................. 2033, 2034, 2043, 2044, 2045, 2053,
......................... 2060, 2063, 2066, 2070, 2072, 2073, 2079
Radio Shack ............................................. 2010, 2047, 2068
Radioshack/Realistic .................... 2007, 2009, 2010, 2017,
................................... 2018, 2019, 2022, 2024, 2029, 2047
Realistic ............................... 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017,
......................... 2018, 2019, 2022, 2024, 2029, 2047, 2068
Radix ............................................................................ 2010
Ricoh ............................................................................ 2071
Runco .......................................................................... 2052
Samsung ................... 2004, 2009, 2011, 2027, 2031, 2058,
........................................................................... 2080, 2081
Sansui ............................................ 2006, 2046, 2057, 2064
Sanyo ............................................. 2007, 2009, 2019, 2082
Scott ................. 2008, 2011, 2021, 2026, 2028, 2039, 2061
Sears ............................................. 2007, 2010, 2017, 2019,
............................................. 2029, 2030, 2033, 2034, 2053
Sharp .................................... 2013, 2024, 2047, 2048, 2068
Shintom ......................................... 2003, 2034, 2036, 2049
Signature ...................................................................... 2068
Singer ....................................................... 2017, 2036, 2071
Sony ..................................... 2003, 2049, 2050, 2062, 2083
STS ..................................................................... 2017, 2053
Sylvania ........... 2017, 2018, 2022, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2065
Symphonic ................................................................... 2022
Tandy ........................................................................... 2007
Tashiko ........................................................................ 2010
Tatung .......................................................................... 2057
TEAC .................................................................. 2022, 2057
Technics ............................................................. 2017, 2055
Teknika .......................................... 2010, 2017, 2022, 2051
Toshiba ...................... 2011, 2029, 2030, 2033, 2039, 2059
Totevsion ........................................................... 2009, 2010
Unitech ........................................................................ 2009
Vector Research ............................. 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012
Video Concepts ................... 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2059
Wards .............. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2019, 2022, 2024,
............... 2033, 2034, 2036, 2047, 2053, 2061, 2068, 2070
XR-1000 ................................................... 2017, 2022, 2036
Yamaha ................................ 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2057
Zenith ........................ 2003, 2049, 2052, 2062, 2071, 2084
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Using the TV’s Features
Chapter Overview:
•
About the Channel Banner
•
Digital or Analog TV Channels
•
Parental Controls
•
How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada
•
Auto Tuning Feature
•
PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Operation
•
Emergency Alert System (EAS)
Changing Entertainment. Again.
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Program Title/Acquiring Channel
Ch 8-1 WLPJ
Listening to English in SRS
MPAA - Not Rated
12:30 AM
00:30
12:39 PM
Antenna Input
16:9 Normal 1080i HD
About the Channel Banner
The Channel Banner appears when you press the INFO button on the remote. If an icon in the channel banner is grayed
out (dim), the feature is not available. The following list describes the items on the Channel Banner screen (left to right and
top to bottom). Other displays that are not described here are self-explanatory. When you change channels, the Channel
Banner appears as a smaller version than what’s shown above.
The icons change appearance to show the item’s status or availability.
Program Title/Acquiring Channel Title of program (if available) or Acquiring Channel appears when tuning a channel.
12:30 AM
00:30
The time when the TV shuts off if the Sleep Timer is activated in the Time menu.
Displays the time remaining before the TV tunes back to the channel where
Commercial Skip was activated.
12:39 PM Current time if the Time feature is set in Time menu.
Ch 8-1 WLPJ Current channel, subchannel (for digital channels) and the TV station call letters, if
available.
Antenna/Cable/Auto Tuning Displays type of signal (Antenna or Cable) you’re viewing or the Auto Tuning
component you’re viewing.
Listening to Displays when SAP is playing for an analog channel. For a digital channel, displays
the currently playing audio mode. Also displays the audio processor in use.
SAP or Audio Mode changes with SOUND button.
16:9 Normal 1080i HD Aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9); original resolution of the broadcast, not the resolution of the TV;
HD or SD. For more information about aspect ratio and broadcast resolution, go to page 2.
Displays when Closed Captioning is available on the current channel and matches
the format selected in the Caption Priority menu.
SAP or Audio language icon appears when the current analog channel is
broadcasting SAP (Second Audio Program) information or when current digital
channel is broadcasting an alternate audio mode, respectively.
Sound mode icons (mono, stereo, Dolby surround, four-channel surround, 4.1channel surround, five-channel surround, etc.).
Appears when a program can be recorded; otherwise, it is grayed out.
Parental Control icon is displayed red when the TV is locked, green when the TV is
unlocked, and yellow when the TV is temporarily unlocked.
MPAA - Not Rated V-chip program rating (not the TV’s rating set up in Parental Control menu).
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Digital or Analog TV Channels
A single off-air antenna can pick up both analog and digital channels. Digital channels can be
made up of primary channels and subchannels.
Note: Subchannels (sometimes called minor channels) are channels associated with the
Primary channel (sometimes called the major channel). A primary channel may have just
one subchannel or multiple subchannels.
Tip:
Primary
Channel
Subchannel
(if necessary)
Ch60
88- 2
-888 WLPJ
Listening to English in SRS
MPAA - Not Rated
DVD
SAT/CAB
PIP
1.
Make sure the remote is in TV mode by pressing TV on the remote
control.
2.
Enter the primary channel number. This number appears in the
primary channel entry box. Press OK or wait a few seconds. If you
don’t enter a subchannel, the TV tunes to the lowest digital
subchannel.
3.
If the primary channel number has fewer than six digits (for cable), or
two digits (for antenna) and you want to enter subchannel numbers,
press the right arrow button to advance to the subchannel entry box.
4.
Enter the number of the subchannel. This number appears in the
subchannel entry box.
5.
Press OK to tune to the channel or wait a few seconds and the TV
tunes to the channel.
TV button
VCR
AUDIO
AUX
SWAP CH. CTRL FREEZE
PRESETS
CC
FAV
LIGHT
CC
FORMAT
INFO
i
CLEAR
MENU
C
M
Right arrow
SOUND
SKIP
Tip
If a digital and analog channel have the same primary
channel number, tune to the analog channel by
entering the analog channel number or entering the
analog channel number and then a subchannel of “0.”
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Cable Input
4:3 Normal 480i SD
Direct Tuning to a Channel
ON-OFF
learning
TV
Use the channel banner to determine
whether a channel is digital or analog.
A digital (ATSC or QAM) channel has a
dash and second number after it (e.g.,
21-1); an analog channel (NTSC) doesn’t
(e.g., Ch 21).
Notes: You can always use the channel up and down buttons on
the remote control to change channels within the TV mode.
If you wait too long before entering the subchannel, the TV tunes
to the lowest digital subchannel.
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Parental Controls
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Parental Controls
4 Connections
5 Preferences
6 Assisted Setup
The Parental Controls menu lets you set up the Locked and
Unlocked channel lists, ratings, and blocking features:
•Lock TV/Unlock TV: Choose to either lock or unlock the TV.
•Video Input List: Choose the inputs to be seen or hidden.
•Cable Channel List: Choose channels for the Cable Input.
•Antenna Channel List: Choose channels for the Antenna Input.
•USA V-Chip: Set rating limits for USA-rated shows.
•Canada V-Chip: Set rating limits for Canada-rated shows.
•V-Chip Unrated: Unrated and Exempt shows can be blocked.
•Front Button Block: Choose if buttons are accessible or not.
Press OK or to access the Parental Controls menu.
The Parental Controls menu allows you to program your TV so that
children cannot see certain programs, channels, or use the buttons on the
front of the TV. The Parental Controls menu controls the software inside
your TV (referred to as V-Chip) which lets you program your TV so it
won’t display certain programs and movies based on violence, sex, or
other content you may believe children should not view. Once you block
programs, you or other adults can unblock programs by entering a
password to unlock video or enter the password to edit the features in
the Parental Controls menu. By default, the software inside your TV is
turned “off,” so if you don’t want to use this feature, you can just ignore it.
The options of the Parental Controls menu are Lock/Unlock TV, Video
Input List, Cable Channel List, Antenna Channel List, USA V-Chip, Canada
V-Chip, V-Chip Unrated, and Front Button Block.
Main Menu
0
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
Go Back
Lock/Unlock TV
Parental Controls
Enter new password:
* * * *
Confirm new password:
* * * *
Locking the TV puts into effect all of the rating limits, the
Locked List, and blocking features that you have set up in
the Parental Controls menu.
In order to lock the TV, enter the four-digit password you
would like to use.
No
Locking the TV puts into effect the rating limits, the Locked
List, and blocking features. Press OK to continue.
Tip
You must lock the TV for the parental controls settings
to be enforced.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Unlock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
Do you want to unlock the TV?
Point to "Yes" and press OK to unlock the TV.
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Notes: When locking the TV, you’ll be asked to enter a password and
then to re-enter the password a second time to re-confirm your
password choice.
If you do not lock the TV, none of the settings for V-Chip, channel
block, and front panel block take effect.
If you forget your password, simultaneously press and hold the MENU/
OK button on the front panel and VOL- button on the remote for three
seconds. This resets the password only and unlocks the TV; all other
settings in Parental Controls are not changed.
Point to "No" and press OK to cancel.
Yes
No
Warning: Unlocking the TV turns off the rating limits, the
Locked List, and blocking features. Press OK to continue.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
Parental Controls
Unlocking the TV turns off the rating limits, the Locked List,
and blocking features. The Unlocked List will be used instead
of the Locked List.
Selecting this option lets you lock and unlock the parental controls and
the TV using a password. It locks or unlocks channel lists. If the TV is
unlocked when watching TV, you only see the channels that have a
check mark in the Unlocked List (see Channel Lists below). If the TV is
locked when watching TV, you only see the channels that are marked as
Viewable in the Locked List. If the TV is locked, all channels can still be
accessed by using the number buttons on the remote control but may not
be viewed if they are blocked (enter password to see program).
Parental Controls
Unlocked Locked
List
List
All Video Inputs
Input 1
Input 2
Input 3
Input 4
Front Input
HDMI
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Press OK to edit the video input List. Each input can be
added or deleted in the list and made blocked or viewable.
Channel Lists (Video Input List, Cable Channel
List, Antenna Ch. List)
The channel lists contain the following information: major channel
number (with sub-channel number only if it’s a digital channel); channel
call letters, if available (when channel is tuned); Locked List; and
Unlocked List. The major channels listed in Cable Channel List and
Antenna Ch. List for off-air or cable sources are based on the channel
search results. If a major channel is not found by Channel Search, then it
is not listed.
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Using the TV’s Features
Editing Channels in the Channel Lists
The Antenna and Cable Channel lists are only editable through the Unlocked List and Locked List
in the Parental Controls menu. You can remove or “hide” a channel from the Unlocked List by
removing the check mark in the box. Also, you can remove or “hide” a channel from the Locked
List by selecting Blocked in the Locked List. When you press the channel buttons, that channel will
be skipped. When the TV is locked, you can still access the channel directly by using the number
buttons on the remote control but may not be able to see the video until a valid password is
entered.
To save time, you can also add ALL or delete ALL channels in a list by changing the box or choice
field in the line that says All Video Inputs or All Channels but be very careful because you could
erase all of your selections.
Note: If a cable box is connected to the CABLE INPUT, the channel list can be edited for
Cable Channel in the Parental Controls menu. If a cable box is connected via INPUT1, the
channel list cannot be edited- you can only use channel up/down or use the number
buttons.
How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada
The V-Chip software reads a code that most broadcasters send with programs. That code tells the
TV software the program’s age-based rating (TV-MA, TV-14, etc.) and content themes [(Violence
(V), Adult Language (L), etc.)]. If you have blocked the rating and/or content themes that the
program contains and the TV is locked and you tune to a program whose rating exceeds the
rating limit you set, you will receive a message telling you that the program is not approved for
viewing.
Broadcasters are not required to provide content themes, so programs received with no content
themes will only be blocked if you block their age-based rating and the TV is locked. With the
V-Chip Unrated menu, you can also block out programs that have been given a rating of “Not
Rated,” or “Exempt” and programs that are considered “unrated”. The TV age-based ratings and
content themes you can block are in the table on the next page.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 V-Chip TV Rating
2 V-Chip Movie Rating
Parental Controls
USA V-Chip TV Ratings
USA V-Chip
The V-Chip TV rating limits are set with this screen.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
Rating
Status
D
Rating Content
L
S
V
"TV-MA"
Blocked
B
B
B
"TV-14"
Viewable
V
V
V
V
"TV-PG"
Blocked
B
0
B
B
B
"TV-G"
Blocked
"TV-Y7"
Blocked
"TV-Y"
Blocked
FV
The USA V-Chip TV Rating lets you decide which TV programs can and
cannot be viewed. To set TV programming limits:
1. Choose Parental Controls from the Main menu. If Parental Controls
have previously been locked, you must enter your password.
B
Press OK to set the age-based TV rating limit and content
theme limit.
2.
Highlight and select USA V-Chip.
3.
Highlight and select V-Chip TV Rating.
4. Once you get to the V-Chip TV Rating screen, use the arrow buttons
and OK on your remote to change the status of a TV program rating
or content theme from Viewable to Blocked.
Proceed to the next sections for more details about how to change the
status of TV program limits.
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USA V-Chip Rating Limit Screen
The following is an example of where items are located within the V-Chip TV Rating screen below the USA V-Chip menu.
Rating Status Field
Lets you select whether the status of the age-based
Rating Field
Content Themes
Lists the content themes you
rating limit to the left is Viewable or Blocked.
can block or view.
Lets you select from a
list of age-based ratings
Main Menu
you can block or view.
0 Go Back
1 V-Chip TV Rating
2 V-Chip Movie Rating
Rating Settings
Area
Parental Controls
Rating
Status
"TV-MA"
Blocked
"TV-14"
Viewable
"TV-PG"
Blocked
"TV-G"
Blocked
based ratings and
"TV-Y7"
Blocked
associated content. The
"TV-Y"
Blocked
Lets you see the current
block/view state of age-
Viewable (V) settings are
coded in green, and the
USA V-Chip
The V-Chip TV rating limits are set with this screen.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
D
Rating Content
L
S
V
B
B
B
V
V
V
V
B
0
B
B
B
Content Status Fields
Lets you select which
FV
content themes to view for
the selected rating, and
whether the status of the
content theme is currently
B
Viewable (V) or Blocked (B).
Press OK to set the age-based TV rating limit and content
theme limit.
Blocked (B) settings are
coded in red.
Age-Based
Rating
TV-MA
TV-14
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USA Description and Content Themes for Age-Based Ratings
Mature Audience Only. Specifically designed to be viewed by adults and may be unsuitable for children
under 17. It contains one or more of the following content themes: crude indecent language (L), explicit
sexual activity (S), or graphic violence (V).
Parents Strongly Cautioned. Contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children
under 14. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned
against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended. This program contains one or more of the
following content themes: intensely suggestive dialogue (D), strong coarse language (L), intense sexual
situations (S), or intense violence (V).
TV-PG
Parental Guidance Suggested. Contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children. Many
parents may want to watch it with their younger children. The program contains one or more of the following
content themes: some suggestive dialogue (D), infrequent coarse language (L), some sexual situations (S), or
moderate violence (V).
TV-G
General Audience. Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages. It contains little or no sexual
dialogue (D) or situations (S), no strong language (L), and little or no violence (V).
TV-Y7
Directed to Children 7 years and older. Designed for children ages 7 and above. It may be more
appropriate for children who have acquired the developmental skills needed to distinguish between makebelieve and reality. Themes and elements in this program may include mild fantasy violence (FV) or comedic
violence, or may frighten children under the age of 7.
TV-Y
All Children. Themes and elements in this program are designed for a young audience, including children
from ages 2-6. It is not expected to frighten younger children.
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Blocking Age-Based Ratings
You can automatically block all program ratings above a specified age-based rating level. For
example, if you only want your child to watch programs that have a TV-G rating and lower (in
other words, you want the child to watch TV-G, TV-Y7, and TV-Y), then you need to block out
higher ratings.
To block programs with higher ratings:
1.
First, determine the lowest level rating you don’t want the child to watch (see chart of agebased ratings on previous page).
2.
Highlight the lowest rating you do not want the child to watch. In the example discussed
above, you would highlight TV-PG, since the highest rating you want the child to watch is
TV-G.
3.
Press the OK button to toggle between Viewable and Blocked. The status for the rating listed
to the right and all higher ratings automatically change to Blocked (and B).
4.
Select Lock TV from the Parental Controls menu. Enter a password and re-enter password a
second time to confirm the password.
Hierarchy of Age-Based Ratings
Viewing Age-Based Ratings
TV-MA
Mature Audience Only
After you block age-based ratings, you have the option of changing some
of the ratings back to Viewable (V).
TV-14
Parents Strongly Cautioned
1.
Determine which blocked rating you want to view.
TV-PG
Parental Guidance Suggested
2.
TV-G
General Audience
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the rating with a
status of Blocked.
TV-Y7
Directed to Children 7 years
and older
3.
Press the OK button to select Viewable.
TV-Y
All Children
Notes: The content status fields corresponding to the unblocked
rating become Viewable as well. They and the age-based rating
status are the only fields that automatically change back to
Viewable when you complete this process.
You must remember to lock the TV for rating limits to take effect.
Blocking Specific Content Themes
You can block programs based on their content. When you block a content theme for a particular rating, you
automatically block that content theme for higher rated programs as well.
For example, if you do not want your child to watch programs that have adult language (L) rated TV-PG or higher,
then you could block out all programming TV-PG and above containing adult language.
To block program content:
1.
Determine the lowest level of content you don’t want the child to watch.
2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to highlight the age-based ratings that correspond with the
lowest content you do not want the child to watch. (In the example above, you would highlight TV-PG.)
3.
Press the OK button to change content status from (V) Viewable to (B) Blocked. All higher ratings’ content
themes change to Blocked.
Notes: Broadcasters are not required to provide content themes or age-based ratings.
You must remember to lock the TV for rating limits to take effect.
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Viewing Specific Content Themes
If you block specific content themes, you have the option of going back and changing some of the
content themes back to (V) Viewable:
Content Themes
D
Sexually explicit dialogue
L
Adult language
S
Sexual situations
V
Violence
FV
Fantasy Violence
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 V-Chip TV Rating
2 V-Chip Movie Rating
Parental Controls
"X"
"NC-17"
Determine the content themes you want to change to (V) Viewable.
2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the age-based rating
whose content theme you want to change to Viewable.
3.
Press the OK button to change its status back to V. Your child would
then be able to watch programs with TV-14 adult language content,
but not programs with TV-PG or TV-MA language content.
Note: Only the content theme status corresponding to TV-14
(L) language changes to (V) View. Higher rated content themes,
such as that for TV-MA language, do not change.
USA V-Chip
The V-Chip MPAA movie rating limits are set in this screen.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
Rating
1.
Status
Blocked
Blocked
"R"
Blocked
Not Rated
Movies
"PG-13"
Viewable
Blocked
"PG"
Viewable
"G"
Viewable
Press OK to set the movie rating limits which are enforced
when the TV is locked.
V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
You set movie (MPAA) rating limits by blocking movies rated above a
specified rating. How to block and view movie ratings is explained in the
next two sections.
To access the V-Chip Movie Rating menu:
1.
Press MENU on the remote control (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Select Parental Controls.
3.
Select USA V-Chip.
4.
Select V-Chip Movie Rating.
Blocking Movie Ratings
If you only want your child to watch movies that have a PG rating and lower (in other words, movies rated PG and G),
then you could automatically block out all other movies with higher ratings.
To block movies:
1.
Highlight the rating that is the lowest rating you don’t want the child to watch. (In the example above, you would
highlight the rating status button corresponding to PG-13, since the highest rating you want the child to watch is
PG.)
2.
Press the OK button to change the button from Viewable to Blocked. All higher ratings automatically change to
Blocked.
3.
If the TV is not locked, you must lock it so the movie rating limits will take effect.
Note: Some movies may be given a Not Rated (NR) rating. After blocking movie ratings, you must set NR to
Viewable separately to view NR movies.
Viewing Movie Ratings
After you block movie ratings, you have the option of changing some of the rating status buttons back to Viewable:
1.
Highlight the rating you want to view.
2.
Press the OK button to change the button from Blocked to Viewable.
For example, if movies with a rating of PG-13 and higher are blocked, you can change the rating status
corresponding with NC-17. Your child would then be able to watch all movies with a G, PG, and NC-17 Rating.
3.
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Canada V-Chip
Canadian TV V-Chip supports two different Canadian rating systems: English and French.
Age-Based
Rating
18+
14+
Canada V-Chip English Rating System
Adults. Programming intended for adults 18 and older. It may contain elements of violence,
language, and sexual content which could make it unsuitable for viewers under 18. Violence
guidelines: may contain violence integral to the development of the plot, character or theme,
intended for adult audiences. Other content guidelines: may contain graphic language and explicit
portrayals of nudity and/or sex.
Viewers 14 and over. Programming contains themes or content which may not be suitable for
viewers under the age of 14. Parents are strongly cautioned to exercise discretion in permitting
viewing by pre-teens and early teens. Violence guidelines: may contain intense scenes of violence.
Could deal with mature themes and societal issues in a realistic fashion. Other content guidelines:
may contain scenes of nudity and/or sexual activity. There could be frequent use of profanity.
PG
Parental Guidance. Programming intended for a general audience but which may not be suitable
for younger children (under the age of 8). Parents may consider some content inappropriate for
unsupervised viewing by children aged 8-13. Violence guidelines: depictions of conflict and/or
aggression will be limited and moderate; may include physical, fantasy, or supernatural violence.
Other content guidelines: may contain infrequent mild profanity, or mildly suggestive language.
Could also contain brief scenes of nudity.
G
General Audience. Programming considered acceptable for all ages groups. While not designed
specifically for children, it is understood younger viewers may be part of the audience. Violence
guidelines: will contain very little violence, either physical or verbal or emotional. Will be sensitive
to themes which could frighten a younger child, will not depict realistic scenes of violence which
minimize or gloss over the effects of violent acts. Other content guidelines: there may be some
inoffensive slang, no profanity and no nudity.
C8+
Children 8 and Older. Programming generally considered acceptable for children 8 years and over
to watch on their own. Violence guidelines: violence will not be portrayed as the preferred,
acceptable, or only way to resolve conflict or encourage children to imitate dangerous acts which
they may see on television. Any realistic depictions of violence will be infrequent, discreet, of low
intensity and will show the consequences of the acts. Other content guidelines: there will be no
profanity, nudity or sexual content.
C
C (Children) Programming intended for children under age 8. Violence guidelines: careful attention
is paid to themes which could threaten children’s sense of security and well being. There will be no
realistic scenes of violence. Depictions of aggressive behavior will be infrequent and limited to
portrayals that are clearly imaginary, comedic or unrealistic in nature. Other content guidelines:
there will be no offensive language, nudity or sexual content.
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Age-Based
Rating
Canada V-Chip French Rating System
18+
Adults. Programming is for adults only. This program contains sustained violence or extremely
violent scenes.
16+
Viewers 16 and over. Programming is not suitable for those under age 16. This program contains
frequent scenes of violence or intensely violent scenes.
13+
13+ (Viewers 13 and over) Programming may not be suitable for children under the age of 13. This
program either contains several violent scenes or one or more scenes that are violent enough to
affect them. Viewing in the company of an adult is therefore strongly recommended for children
under the age of 13.
8+
8+ (Viewers 8 and over) Not recommended for young children. This program is suitable for most
audiences, but it contains mild or occasional violence that could upset young children. Viewing in the
company of an adult is therefore recommended for young children (under the age of 8) who do not
distinguish between reality and imagination.
G
G (General Audience) This program is suitable for audiences of all ages. It contains no violence, or
any violence that it does contain is either minimal or is presented in a humorous manner, as a
caricature, or in an unrealistic way.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 English Ratings
2 French Ratings
Parental Controls
Canada V-Chip
You may not need to set the options on this screen unless
you live in or near Canada.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
Rating
Status
"18+"
"14+"
Canada V-Chip
The English or French Canada V-Chip TV Rating lets you decide which
TV programs can and cannot be viewed. To set TV programming limits:
Blocked
Blocked
"PG"
Blocked
Not Rated
Movies
"G"
Viewable
Blocked
"C8+"
Viewable
"C"
Viewable
Press OK to block or view programs with this rating and
corresponding themes. Pressto return to the menu.
1. Choose Parental Controls from the Main menu. If Parental Controls
(TV) have previously been locked, you must enter your password.
2.
Highlight Canada V-Chip and select either Canada’s English Ratings
or French Ratings.
3. Once you get to the English or French Ratings screen, use the arrow
buttons and OK on your remote to change the status of a TV
program rating or content theme from Viewable to Blocked.
Main Menu
0
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
Go Back
Parental Controls
Block Unrated and Exempt Programs
View Unrated and Exempt Programs
Note: "Unrated" and "Exempt" TV programs may include
news, sports, political, religious, local and weather
programs, emergency bulletins, public announcements,
programs without ratings, the Movie rating "N/A",
the USA TV rating "None", and the Canadian rating of
"Exempt" (E).
The TV must be locked for the V-Chip Unrated feature to be
enforced.
Unrated programming can either be blocked or viewable when
the TV is locked. Press OK to continue.
V-Chip Unrated Program Block
Selecting this option lets you decide if programs that the V-Chip
recognizes as “Unrated” (USA) and “Exempt” (Canada) can be viewed.
Note that “Unrated” and “Exempt” TV programs may include news, sports,
political, religious, local and weather programs, emergency bulletins,
public announcements, and programs without ratings, the movie rating
“N/A,” and the TV rating “None” and the Canadian rating of “Exempt.”
Block Unrated and Exempt Programs All unrated and exempt
programs are available.
View Unrated and Exempt Programs All unrated and exempt
programs are not available.
Note: You must remember to lock the TV for rating limits to take
effect.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
Front Button Block
Parental Controls
Selecting this option lets you block (disable) or unblock (enable) the TV’s
front buttons. The remote still tunes to any channel. Front Panel Block can:
Front Buttons Blocked
Front Buttons Unblocked
When the buttons on the TV are blocked and the TV is
locked, only the remote or keyboard will control the TV.
This keeps children from playing with the buttons. It also
keeps children from watching TV when a guardian is not
present (you must hide the remote for this to be effective.)
Note: If power to the TV is lost for a prolonged time (e.g.,
due to a power outage) the buttons become unblocked.
Press OK to block (disable) the buttons on the front of the TV.
Only the remote or keyboard will control the TV.
•
Keep children from watching TV when the parent is not present.
•
Keep young children from playing with the buttons on the TV.
(When using this as a Parental Control method, you should remove
access to any remote that is capable of operating the television.)
Don’t forget to lock the TV after you select Blocked. If you do not, the
front panel block will not take effect.
Note: If power to the TV is lost for an extended period, the buttons
become unblocked. Blocking the front buttons does not disable the
front input jacks.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Video Input Setup
6 Auto Tuning
7 Special Features
8 Ethernet Setup
Connections
Select which input or channel should be automatically tuned
when a button listed below is pressed on the remote control.
VCR
Front Input
AUDIO (Audio Receiver/Amp)
Front Input
VCR2 (AUX default)
Front Input
RCA SAT2
Front Input
DVD
Front Input
SAT-CABLE (Satellite or Cable Box)
Front Input
Press OK to select the channel or input that is tuned when
the VCR key is pressed on the remote.
Auto Tuning Feature
The way you set up the Auto Tuning feature in the TV’s menu
corresponds to the component buttons on the remote and the way you
have each component connected to your TV. When you set auto tuning,
you’re telling the TV what channel or input to tune to when you press
the VCR, DVD, AUDIO, or SAT/CAB button on the remote control. This is
especially useful for going directly to an input like HDMI/DVI.
Notes: The AUX button by default is set up for a second RCA VCR. If you
need to reprogram the AUX button, or instead want to program the VCR
button, use the 2001 code. Then use the VCR2 option in the auto tuning
menu to set auto tuning.
If you have two RCA satellite receivers, you can control each separately.
Program the second receiver with the AUX button using the 5001 code.
Then use the RCA SAT2 option in the auto tuning menu to set auto tuning.
1.
Press MENU (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Highlight Connections and press OK.
3.
Highlight Auto Tuning and press OK.
4.
Highlight the component button field and continually press OK to
scroll through the selection of inputs.
The choices and a brief explanation follow:
Not Connected Choose this if you don’t have this particular
component connected to the TV, or if you don’t want the TV to
automatically tune to the correct channel when you press one of the
component buttons on the remote.
Channel 2, 3 or 4 Cable Input Component is connected to the CABLE
INPUT jack on the back of the TV, and you want the TV to tune to
channel 2, 3, or 4 when you press the corresponding button on the
remote. Reminder: make sure the component’s Channel 2/3 or 3/4 switch
is set to match the channel you choose in Auto Tuning.
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Channel 2, 3 or 4 Antenna Input Component is connected to the ANTENNA INPUT jack on the back of the
TV, and you want the TV to tune to channel 2, 3, or 4 when you press the corresponding button on the remote.
Reminder: make sure the component’s Channel 2/3 or 3/4 switch is set to match the channel you choose in
Auto Tuning.
Input 1, Input 3 Component is connected to the Input 1 or 3 Video (V) or S-VIDEO jack on the back of the TV
and you want the TV to tune to the Video Input Channel when you press the corresponding button.
Input 2, Input 4 Compatible video source, such as a DVD player or satellite receiver, is connected to the
Input 2 or 4 COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUT jacks (Y/Video, Pb, Pr) on the back of the TV and you want the
TV to tune to the composite/component video input when you press the corresponding button.
Front Input Component is connected to the S-VIDEO IN or VIDEO IN jack on the front of the TV and you want the
TV to tune to the front Video Input Channel when you press the corresponding button.
HDMI Component is connected to the HDMI/DVI jack on the back of the TV and you want the TV to tune to
this input when you press the corresponding button.
PIP (Picture-in-Picture) Operation
The PIP (Picture-In-Picture) feature lets you display a second, smaller analog (NTSC format) picture on top of
the main analog picture. You will only be able to use the PIP window and main picture with analog channels
and inputs; PIP doesn’t support digital signals. The main and PIP channels must be from different tuners or
inputs; for example, main is from INPUT 1 and PIP is from ANTENNA INPUT. If you are only using tuners for
PIP and main, you must have the main picture from CABLE INPUT and the PIP picture from ANTENNA INPUT,
or vice-versa.
PIP Buttons
PIP
buttons
PIP
SWAP CH. CTRL FREEZE
PRESETS
CC
FAV
LIGHT
There are certain remote buttons that control the way the PIP window
works:
CC
FORMAT
PIP Brings up the PIP window. Press PIP again to remove the window.
INFO
i
CLEAR
MENU
C
M
SWAP Switches the video from the PIP window to the main picture.
Arrow
buttons
SOUND
SKIP
Tip
If you want to go directly to an input or channel in PIP
(or main), set up auto tuning and press the component
button (VCR, DVD, etc.).
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Arrows Let you move the PIP window to different areas of the screen.
FREEZE Freezes entire screen, including the main picture and PIP
window, if PIP is displayed.
CH CTRL (Channel Control) Lets you switch channel control between
the PIP window and the main picture. To determine whether you are
controlling the PIP or the main picture, look at the channel banner as you
change channels or press the INFO button. The triangular indicator ( )
beside the channel number lets you know which picture you’re
controlling with channel up/down, number buttons, etc.
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Program Title/Acquiring Channel
Main picture
channel
number
Channel
control
indicator
00:30
Ch 8-1 WLPJ
Listening to English in SRS
MPAA - Not Rated
PIP Ch 8
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
Antenna Input
4:3 Normal 480i SD
Unrated
Cable Input
PIP channel number
Using the PIP Feature
The PIP feature is only available for analog (NTSC) channels; PIP won’t work when tuned to a
digital (ATSC) channel. Use the channel banner to determine whether a channel is digital or
analog. A digital (ATSC) channel has a dash and second number after it (e.g., 21-2); an analog
channel doesn’t (e.g., Ch 21). While you may use PIP in different ways, this basic PIP scenario
should get you started. When watching an analog channel, follow these steps.
1.
Press the PIP button on the remote control. The PIP window appears on the screen and
Channel Control is automatically set to the PIP window.
2.
To change the PIP channel, use the channel up and down, INPUT, ANT/CAB, or number
buttons, or component buttons that have been auto tuned.
3.
To change the program in the main picture window, press CH CTRL. Then use any of the
above mentioned buttons. To go back and forth between controlling the PIP window and the
main picture, press the CH CTRL button.
PIP Problems?
•
If you are channel surfing in the main window and PIP disappears, you may have tuned to a
digital channel. To view PIP and the main picture, make sure that both the main and PIP
channels are analog inputs, or signals. Continue changing the channel until you find an analog
(NTSC format) channel. The PIP window will reappear.
Program Title/Acquiring Channel
Ch 8-1WLPJ
Listening to English in SRS
MPAA - Not Rated
PIP Not Viewable
00:30
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
Antenna Input
4:3 Normal 480i SD
Cable Input
The message “PIP Not Viewable” in the channel banner lets you know that PIP is not
available on this channel and you should tune to another channel.
•
If you press PIP and the PIP window is gray, you may have activated the Parental Control
feature and the program exceeds the rating limits you set. For information on removing limits,
see the section “Parental Controls.”
•
You cannot view closed captioning in the PIP window.
•
PIP channel skips all digital (ATSC) TV channels and tunes to analog channels.
•
PIP can only be displayed in analog signals from CABLE, ANTENNA, composite, S-VIDEO and
component (Y, Pb, Pr) inputs in 480i format.
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Emergency Alert System (EAS)
The EAS works only if you have a digital cable card connected to the CableCARD slot on the back
of the TV. Your cable company informs you of emergency alert information related to your state or
local-level emergencies, such as Flash Flood Warnings, Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, and
Tornado Watches. When your TV receives a state or local-level emergency, a message is displayed
that lasts approximately 2 minutes, but can be replayed if necessary. During this time, you can’t
clear the information being displayed. In the rare event that there is an national-level emergency,
your TV would tune to a channel broadcasting the emergency information.
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Menu System
Chapter Overview:
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Menus, On-Screen Help, and Control Panels
•
Picture Quality Menu
•
Audio Menu
•
Connections Menu
•
Preferences Menu
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Menus, On-screen Help, and Control Panels
This section highlights your TV’s on-screen menu system. The menu system has several types of
screens. An overview follows.
Note: The Parental Controls menu items is discussed in the Features chapter, while
Assisted Setup is discussed in the Connections and Setup chapter.
Navigating the Menu System
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Parental Controls
4 Connections
5 Preferences
6 Assisted Setup
The Picture Quality menu has screens for optimizing the
picture for each of the TV's inputs:
•Picture Settings: Adjust the levels that affect the picture.
•Picture Presets: Choose preset levels of Picture Settings.
•Auto Color: Correct the color from channel to channel.
The first menu you see when you press the MENU button on the remote is
called the Main Menu. To access the Main Menu:
•Color Warmth: Adjust the color to Cool, Warm, or Normal.
•Noise Reduction: Reduce picture "static" or interference.
•Green Stretch: Intensify and enhance shades of green.
•Edge Enhancement: Make the picture's edges sharper.
1.
Press the MENU button (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Use the arrow buttons (left, right, up, down) to move through the menu
and highlight different options.
3.
Press the OK button to select a highlighted item.
•Contrast Expand: Intensify and enhance shades of black.
•Advanced Settings: Fine-tune the picture and its position.
Press OK or to access the Picture Quality menu.
Tips
A shortcut method to access a menu item is to
press the number button on the remote that
matches the number next to the on-screen
menu. For example, in the Main Menu, press 2
to go straight to the Audio menu.
Feel free to explore the menu system. If you’re
ever unsure where you are in the menu system,
look at the menu path at the top (for example,
Main Menu, Picture Quality) or if you’re just
tired of exploring, press CLEAR to remove the
menus from the screen and start over again.
Menu path
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Video Input Setup
6 Auto Tuning
7 Special Features
8 Ethernet Setup
Connections
Select which input or channel should be automatically tuned
when a button listed below is pressed on the remote control.
VCR
Front Input
AUDIO (Audio Receiver/Amp)
Front Input
VCR2 (AUX default)
Front Input
RCA SAT2
Front Input
DVD
Front Input
SAT-CABLE (Satellite or Cable Box)
Front Input
Note: Press the number button on the remote that matches the number
next to the on-screen menu to select the option.
To exit the Main Menu:
•
Press CLEAR. The on-screen displays are cleared from the screen and you
return to TV viewing.
•
Press MENU.
•
Press 0 (Go Back) or GO BACK on the remote.
On-Screen Help
Information appears on most screens to assist you in understanding your menu
selection. To the right of the highlighted menu item is a display area that might
provide text for the item selected along with any submenu items. In addition, a
menu path appears at the top of the screen to let you know where you are in
the menu system. At the bottom of the screen are two lines of help text that
explain the currently highlighted item.
Press OK to select the channel or input that is tuned when
the VCR key is pressed on the remote.
Highlighted menu
selection
Help text
Controls
Controls let you adjust the default settings of your TV. You can choose a setting,
enter a number, or adjust a level such as tint or brightness. There are four types
of controls:
•
•
•
•
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Sliders
Choice lists (check boxes, radio buttons)
Alpha/numeric entries
Menu (action, choice fields)
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Sliders
Balance
6 Connections
Sliders are used to select a specific point of a control that has continuous levels.
To make adjustments:
100
50
0
51%
61%
48%
45%
13%
1.
Highlight the slider for the feature you want to adjust.
2.
Press the up or down arrow button to adjust the indicator on a vertical
slider. Press the left or right arrow to adjust the indicator on a horizontal
slider.
Choice Lists
Check boxes and radio buttons are used to select options from a list. Check
boxes let you select one or more options. A radio button lets you select only
one option.
Check boxes
Turn TV On at:
12:00
pm
Radio buttons
Turn TV Off at:
1:15
1:15
0 Go Back
1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
Full
Continue
Search
Skip
pm
1.
Use the arrow buttons to move left/right/up/down.
2.
Press OK to select a radio button; press OK to select or de-select a check
box.
Numeric Entries
Numeric entry fields are used to enter numbers, passwords, and time values.
The number buttons on the remote and the arrow, channel up/down, volume
up/down, and MENU/OK buttons on the front panel can be used to enter the
information.
1.
Use the left/right arrow button to highlight the field.
2.
To enter time values, such as the Wake-Up Timer, highlight the + or - field
and press OK to change the time, or simply use the number buttons. To
enter passwords, you must use the number buttons.
On-screen Menu Items
The on-screen menu items are used to access the information and/or change
the settings of the specific item highlighted. Highlight the item with the up and
down arrow buttons. Then press OK or right arrow button to access the item’s
information. To make a selection in one step, press the number button
corresponding to the item.
Action Buttons
An on-screen button that performs the action labelled on the button. Press the
right arrow button to highlight and press OK to select.
VCR
Front Input
VCR2 (AUX default)
Front Input
DVD
Front Input
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A choice field cycles through at least two or more choices. Press OK to select
the next entry within the choice field. Moving the highlight to a different choice
field, pressing CLEAR, or exiting the menu saves the selection previously made.
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Picture Quality Menu
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Parental Controls
4 Connections
5 Preferences
6 Assisted Setup
The Picture Quality menu has screens for optimizing the
picture for each of the TV's inputs:
The Picture Quality menu contains menus to configure video settings: Picture
Settings, Picture Presets, Auto Color, Color Warmth, Noise Reduction, Green
Stretch, Edge Enhancement, Contrast Expand, and Advanced Settings. Each one
is described below.
•Picture Settings: Adjust the levels that affect the picture.
•Picture Presets: Choose preset levels of Picture Settings.
•Auto Color: Correct the color from channel to channel.
•Color Warmth: Adjust the color to Cool, Warm, or Normal.
•Noise Reduction: Reduce picture "static" or interference.
•Green Stretch: Intensify and enhance shades of green.
•Edge Enhancement: Make the picture's edges sharper.
•Contrast Expand: Intensify and enhance shades of black.
•Advanced Settings: Fine-tune the picture and its position.
Press OK or to access the Picture Quality menu.
Note: When changing an item in the Picture Quality menu, the graphics
become transparent so you can see how your adjustments affect the picture.
To access the Picture Quality menu:
1.
Press MENU on the remote control (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Highlight the Picture Quality and press OK (the Picture Quality menu
options appear). Each is described below.
Note: When making Picture Quality changes, inputs are all adjusted
independent of each other. Digital cable and antenna channels are
adjusted independent of analog cable and antenna channels.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
GUIDE Plus+
Settings
Menu
1 Picture
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
Picture Settings
Picture Quality
The Personal picture presets settings are:
100
50
0
51%
61%
48%
45%
13%
Contrast
Color
Tint
Black
Level
Sharpness
Picture Settings lets you adjust aspects of the picture you
are viewing. Press OK to adjust the picture settings.
The Picture Settings menu displays five slider controls for adjusting the way the
picture looks. Your options under the Picture Settings menu are:
Contrast Difference between the light and dark areas of the picture.
Color The richness of the color.
Tint The balance between the red and green levels.
Black Level The brightness of the picture.
Sharpness The crispness of the edges in the picture.
To create picture settings for the video inputs:
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
Picture Quality
Contrast
65%
Color
70%
Natural
Tint
55%
Cinematic (Night)
Black Level
60%
Videogame
Sharpness
55%
Vibrant (Day)
Professional
Personal
Auto Color
Color Warmth
Noise Reduction
Green Stretch
On
Cool
Frame Comb
Press the INPUT button while in the Picture Settings menu until the correct
Video Input Channel appears in the upper right corner.
2.
Press the right and left arrow buttons on the remote control to select the
slider.
3.
Press the up and down arrow buttons to operate the slider.
Picture Presets
Picture Presets displays a choice list that lets you select one of the six preset
picture settings: Vibrant (Day), Natural, Cinematic (Night), Videogame,
Professional, and Personal.
High
Edge Enhancement
Low
Contrast Expand
High
A change in this screen is applied to Input 3.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select it.
Press to return to the menu.
Tip
To create a temporary personal setting, make
your changes and when the message appears
asking if you want to save the setting, select
No. The preset is saved until you change the
channel or input.
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1.
Choose your setting based on the degree of lighting in your room. After you
select a preset, the settings listed to the right are adjusted automatically.
If you choose Personal, you can customize each picture quality setting to your
desired level, and a message appears asking if you want to save those settings.
After you’ve saved your personal settings, you can go back into the menu and
select a different picture preset. For example, if you normally use Personal but
want to watch a show in Vibrant (Day) lighting, choose Vibrant (Day), watch
the show, and then afterwards return to your customized settings by choosing
Personal. The PRESETS button on the remote works with Picture Presets. Go to
the Remote chapter for more information.
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Using the TV’s Menu System
Main Menu
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1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
Off
When Auto Color is set to On, it minimizes flesh tone
variations.
Normal
Warm
Color Warmth automatically adjusts the "temperature" of
the picture. Cool gives a more blue pallete of picture colors.
Warm gives a more red pallete of picture colors.
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Chapter 4
Picture Quality
Frame Comb
Adaptive
Off
Noise Reduction reduces the appearance of video noise
on composite video sources, giving a smoother picture.
For other sources of video, the Noise Reduction is not active.
The Frame Comb setting provides a constant level of
improvement. In the Adaptive setting additional filtering
is applied, increasing only as the noise content increases.
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Picture Quality
Color Warmth
Color Warmth automatically adjusts the color temperature of the picture. The
feature lets you set one of three automatic color adjustments:
Cool More blue.
Normal Standard picture color.
Warm More red.
Noise Reduction
Noise Reduction displays a list that lets you set one of the three settings that
allows you to reduce picture “static” or any type of interference. A different
Noise Reduction setting can be stored for each input, but only applies to
components connected to the composite inputs. You can set the Noise
Reduction to Frame Comb, Adaptive, or Off. The settings are explained in the
on-screen help text.
Green Stretch
Green Stretch makes green “greener” and increases the saturation. For example,
nature shows and sporting events are especially enhanced by this feature. The
options are Off, Low, and High.
Off
Low
High
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
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1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
Edge Enhancement
7 Convergence
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
Picture Quality
Cool
Main Menu
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1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
Filter
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
Auto Color minimizes the flesh tone variations of the TV picture. Choose On or
Off, depending on your preference.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
Filter
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
Auto Color
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
Main Menu
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1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
Picture Quality
On
Picture Quality
Off
Low
High
Edge Enhancement "replaces" gradual edge transitions in
the video with steeper edges. This creates a picture with
sharper edges.
Edge Enhancement
Edge Enhancement makes the edges of the video steeper, sharper, and crisper.
There are three options for the edge enhancement: Off, Low, or High. If artifacts
appear in the video, change the setting to Low or Off.
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
Edge Enhancement manipulates gradual edge transitions
by making them steeper and sharper. Press OK to continue.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
Edge Enhancement
7 SVM
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
Contrast Expand
Contrast Expand makes the picture appear brighter by deepening the black parts
of the picture. This also helps to maintain a more consistent black level from one
scene to the next. The options are Off, Low, and High.
Low
High
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
Reset Controls
Expand
8 Contrast
Reset Controls
Settings
9 Advanced
Picture Quality
Off
Picture Quality
The Advanced Settings menu has screens that let you
enhance picture performance:
•Film Mode: Improve the quality of movie playback.
•Horizontal Position: Center the picture left/right.
•Vertical Position: Center the picture up/down.
•Smoothing Adjust: Improve picture sharpness and clarity.
•Reset Controls: Sets this input's settings to factory defaults.
Press OK orto access the Advanced Settings menu.
Advanced Settings
The Advanced Settings option lets you enhance picture performance and adjust
picture position. When you select Advanced Settings, a submenu appears with
options:
Film Mode Automatically detects video sources that were originally
recorded on film and converted to a different format. Film mode modifies
the converted signal so it looks as close as possible to the original, a
process called reverse 3:2 pulldown. Film mode is applied to all inputs.
Options are:
• Advanced The default and recommended setting.
• On Used in circumstances when the TV is to be used solely with
film-based sources.
• Off Use this setting if you think the reverse 3:2 pulldown is causing
distortions in your picture.
Horizontal Position Allows you to adjust the picture left and right. Press
the right arrow button to move the slider right and move the picture to the
right. Press the left arrow button to move the slider left and move the
picture to the left.
Vertical Position Allows you to adjust the picture up and down. Press
the right arrow button to move the slider right and move the picture up.
Press the left arrow button to move the slider left and move the picture
down.
Smoothing Adjust Allows you to adjust the lines of the picture so they
appear smooth. Press the left/right arrow buttons to move the lines in the
test pattern until they’re smooth.
Reset Controls Menu button resets all Picture Quality controls to their
original factory settings (except Personal Picture Preset, Horizontal and
Vertical Position, and Smoothing Adjust) for the currently tuned input (see
on-screen text). To reset the settings, you must:
1. Tune to the input you would like to reset.
2. Press MENU to access the Main Menu.
3. From the Advanced Settings menu, select Reset Controls, and then
select Reset to reset the settings for the currently tuned input.
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Using the TV’s Menu System
Audio Menu
Main Menu
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1 TV Guide Menu
2 Picture Quality
3 Audio
4 Recordings
5 Parental Controls
6 Connections
7 Preferences
8 Assisted Setup
9 Web Browser
The Audio menu has screens for setting the audio features
and for tweaking the sound:
•Audio Processor: Choose the way for programs to sound.
•Sound Logic: Turn it on to minimize variations in volume.
•Audio Mode: Select default or current audio for digital TV.
•SAP: Turn on SAP to hear different audio for NTSC sources.
•Balance: Shift the audio between the left and right speakers.
•Audio Connections: Set up to match your sound system.
Press OK orto access the Audio menu.
Main Menu
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Text here Presets
1 Equalizer
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Audio Connections
The Audio menu lets you adjust audio output. To access the Audio menu, press
MENU on the remote, and then select Audio from the main menu. The following
audio items can be adjusted: Equalizer Presets, Audio Processor, Sound Logic, Audio
Mode, SAP, Balance, and Audio Connections.
•Equalizer Presets: Select a preset or adjust the equalizer.
Equalizer Presets
Audio
Videogame Preset Settings
Flat
Standard
+12 dB
Cinematic
Music
Voice
0 dB
Videogame
Video Camera
Personal
-12 dB
7
5
3
0
1
2
3
120
Hz
200
Hz
500
Hz
1.2
kHz
3
kHz
7.5
kHz
12
kHz
For each input select a different equalizer preset or create a
Personal preset with the equalizer. Press OK to continue.
You can select one of the seven-band Equalizer Presets or create your own
personal preset. The seven-band graphic equalizer lets you adjust the audio
frequency settings. The equalizer can only be changed if the Fixed/Variable
Audio Output is set to Variable Output, Speakers On. If the Fixed/Variable
Audio Output is set to Fixed Output, you cannot make changes to the equalizer
and the bands are set to 0dB. However, the graphic equalizer levels for Variable
Output, Speakers On are stored in memory in case you switch from Fixed
Output back to Variable Output, Speakers On.
Notes: If the internal speakers are used as the center channel audio speaker
from an external audio receiver, the graphic equalizer settings do not apply.
Equalizer Presets are stored for each input. All other audio feature
settings are stored globally across all inputs and not per input.
Main Menu
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1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Audio Connections
Audio Processor
Audio
Select a default for NTSC (analog) sources:
Mono
The Audio Processor displays a choice list of available audio modes, which
control the way the sound comes through your speakers when the TV is set to
using the Variable Output. The selected setting affects all inputs and tuners.
Stereo
Select a default for sound expansion:
Off
SRS
SRS FOCUS
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
To create the settings:
1.
Press the MENU button (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Select Audio, and then Audio Processor. The following options appear:
Mono Plays the sound in monophonic audio only. This should only be
used when the stereo signal is weak. The channel banner displays the word
Mono when you have selected Mono and SRS is turned off.
Stereo Splits the incoming stereo audio signal into left and right front
channels. Most TV programs and recorded materials have stereo audio. The
channel banner displays the word Stereo when you have selected Stereo
and SRS is turned off.
The following options are available only if the Fixed/Variable Output is set to
Variable Output, Speakers On:
Off No SRS processing is applied to the audio.
Adds greater depth and stereo separation to stereo audio signals.
Delivers a panoramic 3D sound stage from stereo material. Use the SRS
FOCUS adjustment on the right to adjust the clarity.
SRS and (
Chapter 4
) symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Audio Connections
Sound Logic
Audio
Off
On
Turning Sound Logic on will monitor a program's audio
track and limit volume excursions to a minimum and
maximum volume range from the current volume setting.
Acting like a dynamic range limiter, it compresses the
dynamic range to limit sudden volume increases (for
example, the sudden increase in volume you sometimes hear
when a commercial starts).
Acting like a dynamic range limiter; it compresses the dynamic range to limit
suggested volume increases (for example, the sudden increase in volume you
sometimes hear when a commercial starts). Choose On or Off, depending on
your preference.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
Language
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
Balance
6
7 Audio Connections
Audio Mode
Audio
Default Audio Mode
English
Spanish
French
Currently Playing
Audio Mode (1 of 1)
Spanish
Change Audio
The number of Audio Modes available
for the current program is 1.
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Chinese
If the Default Audio Mode is available, then it
will be heard; otherwise, the mode listed
above is heard. Use the button above
to change the current program's audio.
Audio Mode is only available for
digital-TV (ATSC) programs.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Press OK to change the Currently Playing Audio Mode
(if more than one is available).
The Audio Mode menu lets you choose the default audio mode you want to
hear for ATSC (digital TV) programs. If the Audio Mode icon (
) in the banner
lights, it means there is more than one audio mode available. The system
automatically sets the audio program to the default audio mode from the menu
when the channel you are viewing is a digital channel and the specified
language is available for that program.
In the Audio Mode menu, highlight the default audio mode you want to hear by
pressing the up and down arrow buttons on your remote control. Press OK to
hear that language by default whenever available on a channel.
Some programs can have audio mode available that can be heard but that
cannot be set as the default. To select and hear those audio modes, navigate to
the “Change Audio” action button and select OK, or use the SOUND button on
the remote.
Note: You can change the Audio Mode temporarily by pressing the SOUND
button on the remote control. Changing channels reverts the Audio Mode
back to the default Audio Mode originally selected in the menu.
Main Menu
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1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Audio Connections
Audio
SAP (Second Audio Program)
Off
On
SAP stands for "Second Audio Program". When SAP is
available for a program, the SAP icon in the channel banner
will light up. SAP content can be another language,
descriptions for the visually impaired, or audio not related
to the program (for example, music or news).
If you set "SAP On" and SAP is available for a program, you
will hear SAP for any channel where it is available. SAP is
only available for analog (NTSC) programs.
When turned on and available, Second Audio Program plays the analog (NTSC)
program’s audio in a second language. SAP is also used to broadcast a
program’s audio with descriptions of the video for the visually impaired. SAP
might also contain audio which is totally unrelated to the video.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Notes: SAP is broadcast in mono and is only available for analog
programs, not digital programs.
You can activate SAP (if available) temporarily with the SOUND button.
Changing channels or inputs reverts SAP back to the SAP menu setting.
Main Menu
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1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Audio Connections
Audio
Set the balance using the left and right arrows on the
remote control.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Balance allows you to adjust speaker balance output. Use
the and keys to adjust the speaker balance left or right.
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Balance
The Balance setting applies to the internal speakers and the headphone output.
Balance is how much audio (loudness) gets sent to the left and right speakers.
Note: Balance applies if the Fixed/Variable Audio Output is set to
Variable Output, Speakers On. See the following page for more
information.
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Using the TV’s Menu System
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Language
5 SAP
6 Balance
Fixed/Variable
Connections
Out
7 Audio
Audio Connections
Audio
The Audio Connections menu has screens for setting up
inputs or outputs that are associated with audio:
•Fixed/Variable Out: Choose output type; set up subwoofer.
•Digital Audio Out: Choose either Auto Select or PCM output.
•DVI Audio Input: Choose a TV audio input for a DVI device.
•Center Speaker In: Choose internal speakers' audio source.
The Audio Connections option lets you set up input or outputs associated with
audio. When you select Audio Connections, a submenu appears with options:
Fixed/Variable Out, Digital Audio Out, DVI Audio Input, and Center Speaker In.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
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1 Fixed/Variable Out
2 Digital Audio Out
3 DVI Audio Input
4 Center Speaker In
Audio
Audio Connections
Select the default for the Fixed/Variable Output:
Variable Output, Speakers On
Variable Output, Speakers Off
Fixed Output, Speakers Off
Use Variable Output if volume will be controlled by the TV.
Use Fixed Output when connecting to an audio receiver or
amplifier with its own remote control for volume control.
Is an external subwoofer connected to the Subwoofer Output?
No
Yes
Note: Answering "Yes" will direct the low-frequency effects signal
to a connected external subwoofer; answering "No" will not.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Fixed/Variable Out Displays a choice list that lets you turn the TV’s front
internal speakers on or off and set the Fixed/Variable audio output to a
fixed or variable volume output level. The choices are:
• Variable Output, Speakers On Turns the TV’s front speakers On
and allows variable output from the TV’s FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO
OUTPUT jacks. Use this setting if the TV is not connected to an audio
receiver or amplifier and the volume is controlled by the TV.
• Variable Output, Speakers Off Turns the TV’s front speakers Off
and allows variable output from the TV’s FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO
OUTPUT jacks. Use this setting if the TV is connected to an audio
receiver or amplifier and the volume is controlled by the TV.
• Fixed Output, Speakers Off Turns the TV’s front speakers Off and
provides fixed output from the TV’s FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO
OUTPUT jack to a receiver or amplifier. With the Fixed Output, the
TV’s volume control, graphic equalizer, and mute are disabled. This
output is ideal when connecting to an audio receiver or amplifier that
has its own remote control for controlling the volume.
• Is an external subwoofer connected to the Subwoofer Output?
This option only appears when Variable Output, Speakers On is
selected. Select Yes if you want the low bass frequencies to be
directed from the SUBWOOFER Out jack to the connected external
subwoofer; select No if not.
Main Menu
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1 Fixed/Variable Out
2 Digital Audio Out
3 DVI Audio Input
4 Center Speaker In
Audio
Audio Connections
Auto Select
PCM
Choosing Auto Select will send a Dolby Digital signal (when
available) out of the DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT on the back of
the TV. If Dolby Digital is not available then a PCM signal is
sent out of the DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT.
Choosing PCM will always send a PCM signal out of the
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Digital Audio Out Allows you to receive Dolby Digital surround sound if
transmitted and you’ve connected a six-channel receiver to the TV’s
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT jack with a digital optical cable. Choose the
correct setting in the Digital Audio Out menu:
• Auto Select Your TV automatically chooses between Dolby Digital
and PCM based on the audio signal it is receiving. This is the best
selection if you have a decoder with Dolby Digital and PCM that was
manufactured in the last several years.
• PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) The TV sends all signals through the
Digital Audio Output in PCM.
Main Menu
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1 Fixed/Variable Out
2 Digital Audio Out
3 DVI Audio Input
4 Center Speaker In
Audio
Audio Connections
Select the TV audio input where the DVI audio is connected.
Input 1
Input 2
Input 3
DVI Audio Input Allows you to select the audio input you’re using if
you’ve connected an HDMI/DVI cable adapter to the DVI input. Select from
the inputs listed.
Input 4
Because an HDMI output carries the audio signal on the same
cable as the video, no setup is needed. However, if you
connect a DVI output to the TV's HDMI input, you need to
connect the separate DVI audio to one of the TV's audio
inputs and select that input in this screen. The TV will use
that audio input for sound when it displays a DVI signal.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Fixed/Variable Out
2 Digital Audio Out
3 DVI Audio Input
4 Center Speaker In
Audio
•
Connections
Select the audio source for the TV's internal speakers:
The TV
The center channel ouput from an audio receiver.
The TV's internal speakers can be used as a center speaker.
To do so, connect an external audio amplifier's center
channel output to the Internal Speaker Input on the TV.
Then select the matching option from the list above.
Center Speaker In If you don’t have an audio amplifier connected to the
TV, choose The TV option. If you’ve connected an audio amplifier to the TV
but want to use the TV’s internal speakers as the center speaker, choose
The center channel output from an audio receiver option.
Warning: Connect from the audio amplifier's center
channel output and not a different output.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
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1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Parental Controls
4 Connections
5 Preferences
6 Assisted Setup
The Connections menu has screens for specifying and
optimizing the connections (inputs) to the TV:
•Signal Strength: Check the signal strength of a channel.
•Channel Search: Search for available channels in your area.
•Software Upgrade: Check software version and upgrades.
•Signal Source: Lost remote? This screen changes inputs.
•Video Input Setup: Choose component or composite video.
•Auto Tuning: Create one button access to your devices.
•Special Features: For advanced users only.
•Ethernet Setup: Configure the Ethernet connection settings.
Connections Menu
The Connections menu specifies various ways to adjust the inputs to your
television. Items in the Connections menu are: Signal Strength, Channel Search,
Software Upgrade, Signal Source, Video Input Setup, Auto Tuning, Special
Features, and Ethernet Setup.
Press OK orto access the Audio menu.
Main Menu
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Antenna
Strength
Info
1 Signal
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Video Input Setup
6 Auto Tuning
7 Special Features
8 Ethernet Setup
Signal Strength
Connections
Channel 1
Antenna Input
Analog
Strength: N/A
Channel 2
Antenna Input
Digital
Strength: 95
Channel 3
Antenna Input
Analog
Strength: N/A
Channel 4
Antenna Input
Analog
Strength: N/A
Channel 5
Antenna Input
Digital
Strength: 94
Press OK to measure the signal strengths of all channels to
help you adjust terrestrial TV antenna(s).
This screen lists any channel EVER added to the TV. The list shows the channel
number, the station name (only when tuned and available, e.g. NBC), whether
the channel is digital or analog, which tuner is picking up the channel, and
current signal strength of digital channels.
When you move the highlight to the Signal Strength list, the TV attempts to tune
to that channel. You can then adjust your off-air antenna for maximum signal
strength (largest number) for the selected channel. The signal strength for a
digital channel will be shown as “- -” until the signal is strong enough for use,
then numbers will appear. Analog channels will always have the display,
“N/A”, since analog signal strength is not measured.
Only primary channels appear in the list. Digital subchannels, e.g. 8-1, 8-2, do
not appear.
Note: If you have both Antenna and Cable channels, press the
ANT•CAB button to view your Cable channels, or vice-versa.
Main Menu
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1 Signal Search
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Video Input Setup
6 Auto Tuning
7 Special Features
8 Ethernet Setup
Connections
Input to search:
Cable Input
Antenna Input
Channels to search:
Digital channels
Analog channels
Channel Search finds channels
for you. Check fewer boxes to
make the search faster (but
less complete) and vice versa.
The first time that you do a
Channel Search, put a check in
all the boxes to do a thorough
search for channels.
Other search options:
Detect antenna or cable setting
Include previously found channels in search
Start
To add a channel that Channel
Search didn't find, clear all
menus and directly tune to the
channel with the number keys.
Press OK to start a Channel Search using only the search
features that are checked above.
Tip
You can still add a channel that was not found
by Channel Search. Clear any on-screen
menus, and tune to it by using the number
buttons on the remote. If the channel can be
tuned, it will be added to the channel list for
that tuner.
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Channel Search
Engaging in a channel search tells the TV to search for all the TV channels
available through the Antenna and Cable inputs. When the TV finds an active
channel, it places it in the channel list. Inactive channels (weak stations or
channels with no signal at all) aren’t placed in the channel list.
To do a complete channel search, check each box that pertains to your TV. For
example, if you’re only receiving cable from the CABLE INPUT, highlight Cable
Input and press OK to place a checkmark in the box. Select Start to begin the
setup.
Notes: Channel Search with all options selected takes some time to
complete because all possible analog and digital channels are being
searched.
If a cable box is connected to your TV’s CABLE INPUT or a CableCARD is
in use, Channel Search won’t work for Cable Input.
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Using the TV’s Menu System
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Video Input Setup
6 Auto Tuning
7 Special Features
8 Ethernet Setup
Connections
Current TV Software Version and Date: A2.0B/B2.0A
If you have a connection to the TV's Ethernet jack, your TV
may periodically alert you to the availability of a TV
software upgrade which can be downloaded through the
Ethernet jack.
From time to time, your cable company may use the Cable
Input to automatically upgrade the digital-cable software
in the TV. If the TV is on, you'll be notified when it occurs.
Status: TV-software upgrade XXXXX is available by
selecting the "Upgrade Now" button below.
Upgrade Now
You can view your current TV-software version and check
if a new software version is available.
Software Upgrade
The Software Upgrade screen contains current software information and
indicates if a new upgrade is available. The software information and upgrades
can be accomplished only if you have the TV connected via the Ethernet cable
to the Internet with ISP subscription. Select the Upgrade Now button, if
available, to upgrade your software.
Note: If using a dialup service via a router connected at a dialup speed
of 56K, the Software Upgrade could take several hours or more. If the TV
is unplugged during a Software Upgrade, it could cause the TV to not
operate properly.
Main Menu
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1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Video Input Source
6 Auto Tuning
7 Special Features
8 Ethernet Setup
Use this screen if you have misplaced your remote control
and need a way to tune to a different antenna or to go to
the video inputs. Use the arrows to highlight the rectangle
then press OK or MENU-OK to scroll to the input you want.
You can select a source from the available signal sources.
Press OK to continue.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
Signal Input
Type Setup
5 Video
6 Auto Tuning
7 Special Features
8 Ethernet Setup
The Signal Source menu allows you to choose the source from which you
would like the signal to come: Cable Input, Antenna Input, or Video Inputs. The
same can be accomplished using the component buttons if you’ve set up Auto
Tuning on the remote or by pressing the ANT•CAB or INPUT button. But, if
you misplace the remote, this feature gives you another way to tune to a signal
source.
Video Input Setup
Connections
Select the Input 2 video source:
Component Video (Y PB PR)
Composite Video
Select the Input 4 video source:
Component Video (Y PB PR)
Composite Video
The component video (Y PB PR) connectors on the TV can
be changed to accept composite video instead. When using
composite video, connect the yellow RCA cable to the
Y/VIDEO connector on the TV.
The Video Input Setup screen lets you choose which type of connection you’re
using for the Input 2 and/or Input 4 jack on the back of the TV. If you decide to
change the connection, you need to go back into the Video Input Setup screen.
You can select the Air/Cable setting for Antenna A and
Antenna B. Press OK to continue.
Main Menu
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1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Video Input Setup
6 Auto Tuning
7 Special Features
8 Ethernet Setup
Signal Source
Connections
Front Input
Auto Tuning
Connections
Select which input or channel should be automatically tuned
when a button listed below is pressed on the remote control.
VCR
Front Input
AUDIO (Audio Receiver/Amp)
Front Input
VCR2 (AUX default)
Front Input
RCA SAT2
Front Input
DVD
Front Input
SAT-CABLE (Satellite or Cable Box)
Front Input
Press OK to select the channel or input that is tuned when
the VCR key is pressed on the remote.
This menu lets you specify the various components you have connected to your
TV. It lets you program a component button on the remote control (VCR, AUX,
DVD, SAT/CAB, or AUDIO) so that pressing the button automatically turns on
the TV and turns the TV to the correct Video Input Channel (go to Chapter 3 for
detailed information).
Notes: The AUX button by default is set up for a second RCA VCR. If you
need to reprogram the AUX button, or instead want to program the VCR
button, use the 2001 code. Then use the VCR2 option in the auto tuning
menu to set auto tuning.
If you have two RCA satellite receivers, you can control each separately.
Program the second receiver with the AUX button using the 5001 code.
Then use the RCA SAT2 option in the auto tuning menu to set auto
tuning.
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Main Menu
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Text here
Channel
1 Initial
2 Initial Volume
3 Maximum Volume
4 CableCARD Tools
5 Remote Setup
Connections
Special Features
Select what should occur when power is restored to the TV:
Off: Initial Channel is disabled
Special Features
The special features options are mostly intended for commercial/retail use.
On: Go to last input or channel selected
On: Go to Cable Input
Channel 999 Sub-channel 999
Note: An Initial Channel setting of "On" will be enabled only
when the TV is plugged back in or electricity is otherwise
restored to the TV. Initial Channel is not enabled from the
turning on of the TV with the remote or front buttons.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Initial Channel You can select the channel that your TV automatically
turns on and tunes to each time power is lost to the TV. This feature only
applies if you unplug the TV or when you lose electricity in your home, not
when you use the power button on the remote or front panel. Choose a
video input or select Antenna or Cable Input and select a channel.
Initial Volume This feature works only if the Initial Channel feature is set
to On. Select the volume level that you want when the TV is turned on.
Maximum Volume This feature is intended to stop the volume from
being turned up too loudly. Set the volume at the loudest level you would
want to hear.
Main Menu
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1 Initial Channel
2 Initial Volume
3 Maximum Volume
4 CableCARD Tools
5 Remote Setup
Connections
Special Features
Network Setup
CableCARD™ Status
CableCARD™ Pairing
Conditional Access
Two lines of help text will apear in this area to explain the
feature and instruct the user on how to use it.
Main Menu
Connections
Special Features
Select the remote mode that this TV should respond to:
TV (default)
TV2
TV3
Use this screen if you want to set up this RCA TV
to respond to a different RCA TV remote mode. By
doing so, you can independently control two RCA
TVs that are near each other simply by changing the mode
of the remote. A third RCA TV can be added to the
same location and controlled separately if it has this screen
and is set up to respond to a remote mode that is different
than the first two RCA TVs.
Remote Setup can be used to control up to three TV's in the
same location. Press OK to continue.
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The CableCARD Tools information might vary according to the brand of card
you have inserted into your TV. The graphic to the left is an example of
what you might see. Select an option to view more information.
Some CableCARD Tools screens might have additional information displayed
on more than one page. Use the arrow buttons on the remote to highlight
the blue link at the bottom of the page; for example, Continue as the
graphic to the left shows, and simply press the OK button on the remote to
read more text. If more than one link appears, use the arrow buttons to
highlight the one you want. To exit the screen, press CLEAR on the remote.
Example status screen for
digital cable television
service.
Example status screen for
digital cable television
service.
Example status screen for
digital cable television
service.
Example status screen for
digital cable television
service.
Example status screen for
digital cable television
service.
Example status screen for
Continue
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Text here
Channel
1 Initial
2 Initial Volume
Maximum
Volume
3
4 CableCARD Tools
5 Remote Setup
CableCARD Tools Displays information available for digital cable TV
services when a CableCARD is inserted in the back of the TV and you have
subscribed to digital cable service. Go to page 18 for more information on
using your CableCARD.
Remote Setup This feature allows you to control three different RCA TVs.
This is helpful if you have two or three RCA TVs near each other, and they
also have this menu option, but you want to control them independent of
each other. Program a second RCA TV to the VCR, DVD, AUX, SAT/CABLE,
or AUDIO component button using the TV2 code 1222. Select the TV2
option in that TV’s Remote Setup menu. If you have a third RCA TV,
program a component button using the TV3 code 1223. Select the TV3
option in that TV’s Remote Setup menu. Go to Chapter 2 for more
information on programming your remote.
Chapter 4
Using the TV’s Menu System
Main Menu
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1 Host Name
2 IP Address
3 Proxy Server
4 Reset All
Connections
Ethernet Setup
Some Internet Service Providers (phone/cable company)
may require you to provide them with your TV's Ethernet
MAC (Media Access Control) address and assign you with a
device host name to enter below. This is usually NOT
required if connecting to an ISP through an Ethernet
gateway device (e.g. router) supporting NAT/PAT,
sometimes referred to as a DSL/Cable Modem router.
This is your device's MAC address:
00 11 22 33 44 55
If your Ethernet gateway device supports DHCP, the
Domain Name will appear here:
domain.name.here.
If required, enter the device hose name below:
Use the keyboard or the remote's arrow keys to enter the
host name. This may be the only setup you need to do.
Ethernet Setup
An Ethernet connection allows your TV to be upgraded if a software upgrade is
available. Connect your TV to a router and cable modem via the ETHERNET
jack. Then, go to the Software Upgrade menu to see if a software upgrade is
available. If you have a NAT (Network Address Translation) /PAT (Port Address
Translation) component with DHCP capability (router, etc.), no setup is
required. The TV automatically sets itself up for Ethernet use. If you do not have
a NAT/PAT router, you may need to establish some settings in conjunction with
your ISP (Internet Service Provider) before you can connect to the Internet.
If an IP address isn’t assigned for you, contact your network administrator for
the necessary information.
A Reset All selection is provided for your convenience if you move to another
city and must enter new information, or enter some incorrect information.
Main Menu
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1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Parental Controls
4 Connections
5 Preferences
6 Assisted Setup
The Preferences menu has screens for setting up the TV to
match your personal preferences:
•Closed Captioning: Choose the look and type of captions.
•Screen Format: How to format a picture on the 16:9 screen.
•Time Menu: Set up time-related features.
•Color Scheme: Pick a color for the menu system.
•Translucency: Pick a level of translucency for the menus.
•Menu Language: Select from English, Español, and Français.
•Lamp Power: Set the TV's lamp to a preferred brightness.
Preferences Menu
The Preferences menu allows you to change some aspects of your TV to fit your
personal preferences. Features in the Preferences menu are: Closed Captioning,
Screen Format, Time Menu, Color Scheme, Translucency, Menu Language, and
Lamp Power.
Press OK orto access the Preferences menu.
Main Menu
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Text here
Captioning
1 Closed
2 Screen Format
Time
Menu
3
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Lamp Power
Closed Captioning
Preferences
The Closed Captioning menu has screens for setting closed
captioning features to match your personal preferences:
•Caption Display: Select when captions should appear.
•Analog Captions: Select a default service for analog TV.
•Digital Captions: Select a default service for digital TV.
•Caption Priority: Select digital or analog caption priority.
•Caption Style: Select the appearance of digital captions.
You may set the type of captioning displayed. Captioning is not available from
the PIP tuner. Choices within the Closed Captioning menu are: Caption Display,
Analog Captions, Digital Captions, Caption Priority, and Caption Style.
The Closed Captioning menu lets you set preferences for how
captions look and act. Press OK to continue.
Main Menu
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Text hereDisplay
1 Caption
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
Preferences
Closed Captioning
On
Off
On When Muted
You can choose when closed captioning information
should be displayed on the screen.
Note: Not all programs have closed captioning and closed
captioning is not supported on the HDMI input.
Caption Display lets you select whether closed captioning is
displayed when it is available. Press OK to continue.
Caption Display
The Caption Display menu displays a choice list that lets you choose when
closed captioning information is shown on the screen. HDMI/DVI input is not
supported by Closed Captioning (CC); try the HDMI or DVI component’s menu
system for CC options.
On Captioning information is always shown when it’s available on a
channel or input.
Off
No captioning information is displayed.
On When Muted Captioning information is only shown when available
and the TV’s sound is muted. (To mute the sound, press the MUTE button
on the remote control and captioning information will appear on the
screen, if available.)
Notes: Use the CC button on the remote to toggle CC on and off. Go to
the remote section for more information. Changing channels or inputs
restores CC to the default setting.
If you turned off the speakers in the Audio menu (Fixed Output,
Speakers Off), Closed Captioning won’t appear when you press the
MUTE button on the remote even when you choose On when Muted.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Caption Display
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
Preferences
CC1
Closed Captioning
You can select a mode or source of
closed captions for analog-TV
programs.
CC2
CC3
If the "Caption Priority" feature is set
to "Use the analog captions", then the
analog caption mode you select is
also used for digital-TV programs.
CC4
Text 1
Text 2
Note: CC1 and Text 1 are the
primary caption and text services.
Text 3
Analog Captions
You can select a closed caption mode, which is the mode, or source, used for
displaying captioning information for analog channels or digital channels, if
available. The content of CC and Text are different; you can select which one
you want to see on the screen.
Text 4
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
CC Displays information at any position on the screen. It overlays the text
on top of the picture as it is received.
Text Displays information at one particular position (such as the bottom
third) of the screen. You cannot see the picture underneath the text.
You can choose between eight closed caption modes:
• CC1 and Text 1 are the primary caption and text services. The
captioning or text is displayed in the same language as the program’s
dialog.
• CC3 and Text 3 serve as the preferred data channels. The captioning
or text is often a secondary language translation, simplified English, or
displayed at a slower rate.
• CC2 and CC4 and Text 2 and Text 4 are rarely available and
broadcasters use them only in special conditions, such as when CC1
and CC3 are not available, or Text1 and Text3 are not available.
Main Menu
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1 Caption Display
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
Preferences
Service 1
Service 2
Closed Captioning
You can select a closed caption, service mode (1-6) for digital channels.
If the "Caption Priority" feature is set
to "Use the digital captions", then the
digital caption mode you select is
used for digital-TV programs.
Service 1 and Service 2 are the primary and secondary languages, respectively.
Service 3
Service 4
Service 5
Service 6
Note: Services 1 and 2 usually have
the primary and secondary language
captions for an area, respectively.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Caption Display
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
Digital Captions
You can select a mode or source of
closed captions for digital-TV
programs.
Preferences
Closed Captioning
If a digital TV program has both analog and digital captions:
Use the digital captions if available, otherwise use analog.
Use the analog captions at all times.
A digital TV program may include analog-TV captions and
digital-TV captions, either one of the two, or neither of the
two. The setting above will determine which type of
captions the TV will display.
Service 3 and Service 4, 5, 6 are additional caption sources that may be
available. Specific label names may be displayed (e.g., Spanish) instead of a
generic label (e.g., Service 1), if available.
Caption Priority
You can choose whether the TV uses digital or analog captions for digital TV
programs that have both or either. The captions are displayed if turned on in
Caption Display.
Analog captions will be used more often in the early years
of digital TV broadcasting. Digital captions are more
advanced and have new capabilities.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Caption Display
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
Preferences
Caption Style
Closed Captioning
When available digital captions can be displayed using:
Your custom settings below.
The caption provider's default settings.
Standard
Caption Size
Font 1
Caption Font
Magenta
Caption Color
Yellow
Aa Bb Cc
Background Color
Transparent
Background Opacity
Translucent
Caption Opacity
Press OK to select one of the three Caption sizes. Pressto
return to the menu.
Customize closed captioning for the digital captions by choosing the settings for
the following options:
Caption Size is the font size (Standard, Large, Small) of the text
characters.
Caption Font is a complete assortment of letters, numbers, punctuation
marks, etc. of a given font design. You have eight fonts with varying styles
of spacing from which to choose.
Note: A preview graphic of the caption font appears on the right of the screen.
Caption Color allows you to choose the font color: White, Black, Red,
Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, and Cyan.
Background Color allows you to choose the background color: White,
Black, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, and Cyan.
Background Opacity allows you to change the see-through background
options: Solid, Transparent, Translucent, and Flashing.
Caption Opacity allows you to change the see-through caption options:
Solid, Transparent, Translucent, and Flashing.
Main Menu
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1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Time Menu
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Lamp Power
Normal
Cinerama
Stretch
Screen Format
Preferences
Use this screen or the FORMAT
button on the remote to change
how the picture is displayed.
To the left are examples of the
effect of different Screen
Format modes on a 4:3 signal.
Each input can have a different
setting for Screen Format and
Automatic Format Switching
(AFS). Enabling AFS shows
the picture in a suitable format,
otherwise, the default Screen
Format that you selected is used.
Zoom
Use Automatic Format Switching
Screen format determines the format and size of the
picture on the display screen. Press OK to continue.
The Screen Format feature allows you to change how the image of a 4:3 picture
is displayed on your 16:9 screen. The options are Normal, Cinerama, Zoom or
Stretch. If your TV receives an image with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the image can be
displayed in one of four ways:
Normal The image of a 4:3 video signal is centered with bars on the right
and left sides of the screen.
Cinerama The image of a 4:3 video signal is centered, expanding in the
horizontal direction to fill the display with little distortion.
Stretch The image of a 4:3 video signal is stretched horizontally by
approximately 33% while the vertical size stays the same.
Zoom The image of a 4:3 video signal increases by approximately 33%
and the vertical size increases by approximately 33%. Edges of the image
might be cropped.
Note: When recording from the AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT jacks, use
Normal or Stretch to record the video closest to its original format.
Turn on Automatic Format Switching so that as you change channels, the TV
will change formats for you.
Notes: There is no ability provided to change the screen format for a
16:9 video signal since it fills up the entire area of the TV’s screen.
The format of some video cannot be changed even though it appears to
be a 4:3 aspect-ratio picture.
The FORMAT button on the remote lets you change the format with a
one-button press rather than navigating to the Screen Format menu.
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Main Menu
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1 Sleep Timer
Record/Wake
Timer
Timer
2 Wake-Up
3 Time of Day
Preferences
Time Menu
The current time is 3:58 PM.
Daily Timer On
Daily Timer Off
Turn TV On at:
12:00
Turn TV Off at:
pm
1:15
1:15
Duration
pm
1 hour, 15 mintues
Time Menu
The Time menu lets you set up time-related features. Time menu consists of
Sleep Timer, Wake-Up Timer, and Time of Day.
When the timer is on, it will turn the TV on and tune to:
Antenna Input
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Channel
Sub-Channel
1
Tip: You can also use Wake-up Timer as a burglar deterrent
or to turn the TV on for your favorite show.
A timer can be set to turn on the TV everyday then turn it
off after a period of time. Press OK to continue.
Sleep Timer A one-time event that is used to set the TV to turn off at a
specific time.
Wake-Up Timer Used to turn the TV on and off at a specific time every
day of the week and tune to a specific channel or video input.
Time of Day Enables you to enter the correct time manually. If you don’t
enter the time, it is acquired from the last tuned digital channel. Make sure
you check the time acquired is correct.
Note: If you enter the time manually, you must remember to set your
TV’s time when the time changes to Daylight Saving Time. Sleep Timer
and Wake-Up Timer will not function as you expect if you forget to
change the TV’s time.
Main Menu
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1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Time Menu
RecordScheme
Output
4 Color
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Lamp Power
Preferences
Sky Blue
Emerald
Raspberry
Plum
Color Scheme
Select from among four colors (Sky Blue, Emerald, Raspberry, and Plum) to
change the color of the menu system and banner.
You can select from one of four colors for the menu system
and the channel banner.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
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1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Time Menu
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Lamp Power
Preferences
The translucency level you set is applied to the on-screen
menu system and channel banner for all inputs.
Translucency
You can change the translucency (see-through) level of the menu screens.
Adjust the slider by using the left and right arrow buttons.
Pressorto move the indicator to the desired
translucency level for the on-screen menus.
Main Menu
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1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Time Menu
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
Menu Language
6 Translucency
8 Lamp Power
Preferences
English
Highlight with the and arrows. Select with the OK button.
Español
Resalte con las flechas y . Seleccione con el botón OK.
Menu Language
The menu language can be changed to one of three languages: English, Spanish
or French. The menu language can also be selected when using the Assisted
Setup menu.
Français
Mise en surbrillance avec et . Sélection avec OK.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Time Menu
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Lamp Power
Preferences
Brighter Picture
Longer life
You can choose the lamp's power setting. The "Longer Life"
setting produces a picture that is less bright, however, it
should extend the life of the lamp as compared to the
"Brighter Picture" setting. Choose a selection that best fits
your viewing environment and intended usage of the TV.
This TV uses Lamp Type __. Please make a note of it for
future reference.
The lamp that lights the TV picture can be set for a brighter
picture or a longer life (less bright). Press OK to continue.
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Lamp Power
The TV's lamp can be set to have either:
Your HDTV is equipped with a special lamp system. Eventually, the lamp (like a
light bulb) will need to be replaced and you’ll need to know your lamp type.
Check the menu for your lamp type and write it down on page 1 for future
reference. The Lamp Power menu enables you to extend the life of the lamp
(choose Longer Life), or provide the brightest possible picture (choose Brighter
Picture).
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Reference
Chapter Overview:
•
Troubleshooting
•
Lamp Replacement Instructions
•
HDTV Specifications
•
Accessory Information
•
Limited Warranty
•
Care and Cleaning
•
FCC Information
•
Index
Changing Entertainment. Again.
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References
Troubleshooting
Most problems you encounter with your TV can be corrected by consulting the following troubleshooting list.
Note for U.S. customers: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service Representative who will visit you
home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation. For details about this service, call
1-888-206-3359. For additional assistance while using your RCA product, please visit www.rca.com/customersupport.
TV Problems
TV won’t turn on
•
Press the TV button or ON/OFF button while remote is in TV mode and there’s a source of power to the outlet or outlet strip.
•
Make sure the TV is plugged in.
•
Does the power light on the front of the TV turn on and you hear audio but see no picture? If so, the TV is in its cool-down cycle.
Wait a few moments and the picture will appear.
•
Has the power light on the front of the TV been blinking for one minute? If so, the lamp is dead. Go to page 67 for replacement
instructions and page 72 for ordering information.
•
When you first plug your TV into an outlet, the Power indicator on the front panel will light and blink for approximately 30 seconds
and then go off during the initialization of the TV. The TV can only be turned on after the Power indicator goes off. This happens
every time power is reapplied to the TV.
•
•
Check the wall receptacle (or extension cord) to make sure it is “live” by plugging in something else, such as a lamp.
Something might be wrong with your remote control. Press the POWER button on the front of the TV. If the TV turns on, check the
remote control solutions on page 66.
•
Remote Setup might be set to the wrong option. Press MENU/OK on the front panel. Select Connections, then Special Features, then
Remote Setup. Choose TV (default).
Power indicator is blinking or flashing
If the light blinks 5 times, pauses, and blinks again 5 times, the lamp is trying to turn on. If the TV doesn’t turn on after 5 minutes and
then the light blinks steadily for one minute, one of the following options is possible:
•
•
•
Lamp door is open. Locate the door on the side of the TV and close it. Turn off the TV and turn back on. The lamp should turn on.
Lamp is dead. You can replace the lamp yourself following the instructions on page 67. Go to page 72 for ordering information.
Power supply within TV may need service. Go to page 73 for warranty information.
Buttons don’t work
•
If you’re using the remote control, press the TV button first to make sure the remote is in TV mode.
•
The front panel controls may be locked (disabled). Use the remote control to unlock the front panel controls by selecting the Front
Button Block in the Parental Controls menu and choosing Front Buttons Unblocked.
•
Unplug the TV for five minutes and then plug it back in. Turn the TV on and try again.
TV turns off while playing
•
Sleep or Wake-Up Timer may have been activated. Go to page 61 for instructions.
•
Electronic protection circuit may have been activated because of a power surge. Wait 30 seconds and then turn on again. If this
happens frequently, the voltage in your house may be abnormally high or low.
•
Unplug. Wait five minutes. Plug in again.
TV turns on unexpectedly
•
Wake-Up Timer may have been activated. Go to page 61 for instructions.
•
Initial Channel feature is enabled and you lost power to your TV. Go to page 58 for instructions.
Video and audio are out of sync
•
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If you’ve connected a component, such as a DVD player, to your TV’s Video jack, and to an audio receiver using the audio jacks, you
may experience a slight delay between the audio heard and the video seen. Connect the DVD player to the TV’s Audio jacks, then
use the TV’s FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT jacks to connect to an audio receiver.
Chapter 5
References
If your TV is connected to an audio/video (A/V) receiver or home theatre system via the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack, read the following
information.
•
•
•
If you’ve connected a component to your A/V receiver, such as a DVD player or satellite receiver, you may experience a slight delay
between the audio heard and the video seen. This occurs because the digital audio is sent directly to the speakers while the video
must be processed inside the TV before it is displayed.
If the component has Component Video (Y, Pb, Pr) jacks, connect these jacks to the TV’s Y, Pb, Pr jacks to minimize the
discrepancy. This works best if the component supports Progressive Scan technology.
If necessary, you can connect the component directly to the TV using L/R audio jacks and bypassing the A/V receiver or you can
program an audio delay in the A/V receiver so the audio and video match up (not all audio equipment has the ability to program
delays). Check the audio/video Receiver’s manual.
Blank screen
•
Make sure you have connected the component to the TV correctly.
•
Make sure the component connected to the TV is turned on and tuned to the corresponding Video Input Channel.
•
•
Try another channel, or press the INPUT or ANT•CAB button.
When you first turn off your TV, the screen fades from blue to black. Once the screen goes black, the TV’s internal lamp starts its
cool-down cycle. If you try to turn on the TV during the cool-down cycle, the TV turns back on and you’ll hear audio, but the picture
will take a few moments to be displayed.
Unusual sound quality
•
Check the Graphic Equalizer, SRS, and Sound Logic settings.
•
Check if SAP is turned on.
•
Check that the Audio Mode is set to your language.
Humming or buzzing noise
•
The TV is in its lamp cool-down cycle. To prolong the life of the TV’s lamp system, the TV must warm up and cool down properly.
You may notice additional noise during these cycles.
•
Maybe the speakers are turned off. Check the FIXED/VARIABLE OUT control panel in the Audio menu.
No picture, sound okay
•
If the indicator on the front of the TV is blinking for one minute, the lamp inside of your TV may need to be changed. Go to page 72
for ordering information.
•
You might have tried to turn on the TV during lamp cool-down. Wait a few moments and the picture will be displayed.
No sound, picture okay
•
Maybe the sound is muted. Try pressing the volume up button to restore sound.
•
Maybe the speakers are turned off in the Audio Connections menu. Check the FIXED/VARIABLE OUT control panel in the Audio
Connections menu.
•
If using an S-Video connection, component video and composite video, remember to also connect the component’s L and R AUDIO
OUT jacks to the TV’s L and R INPUT jacks.
•
Check the Maximum and Initial Volume settings in the Special Features menu.
Channel search finds few channels
•
The cable connected to the CABLE and/or ANTENNA INPUT jack might be loose.
•
Your off-air antenna might be getting a weak signal. Move it higher or get a bigger antenna.
•
If you have cables connected to the CABLE and ANTENNA jacks, try swapping the cables. Cable needs to be connected to the CABLE
INPUT; off-air antenna needs to be connected to the ANTENNA INPUT.
•
If you have a cable box, you can’t connect it to the ANTENNA jack. Connect it to the CABLE INPUT or a Video Input jack.
•
Select all the options in the Channel Search menu, and retry channel search.
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Can’t select certain channel
•
May be blocked or not approved in the Parental Controls menu.
•
If using a VCR, check to make sure the TV/VCR button on the VCR is in the correct mode (press the TV/VCR or INPUT button on
your VCR).
•
You can’t change channels when a menu is on the screen (press the CLEAR button).
Noisy stereo reception
•
May be a weak station. Use Audio menu to choose Mono sound.
No picture, no sound but TV is on
•
Maybe the cable/antenna option wasn’t chosen in the Channel Search menu. Select Detect antenna or cable setting in the Channel
Search menu and run the search again.
•
The channel might be blank — change channels.
•
If you’re watching your VCR and it’s connected with coaxial cable to the CABLE/ANTENNA jack, tune the TV to channel 3 or 4
(whichever channel is selected on the 3/4 switch on the back of your VCR). Also check to make sure the TV/VCR button on the VCR
is in the correct mode (press the TV/VCR button on your VCR).
•
If a channel doesn’t exist and you tune to scrambled QAM channel, Unusable Signal appears.
Sound okay, picture poor
•
Check antenna and video connections. Make sure all of the cables are firmly connected to the jacks and they’re not damaged.
•
Try adjusting sharpness function to improve weak signals. Go to page 50 for more instructions.
•
Press the FORMAT button repeatedly to view the picture in different video formats. Analog channels may look better when you use
the Normal video format (the video format appears on the right side of the channel banner).
Black box appears on the screen
•
Closed-captioning might be on. Check the Caption Display control panel in the Preferences menu. Go to page 59 for more
instructions.
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 or VCR) that you’re trying to operate.
•
Maybe remote is not in TV Mode. Press the TV button so the remote controls the TV.
•
Maybe batteries in remote are weak, dead, or installed incorrectly. If batteries are weak, you will not be able to activate backlighting
on the remote; instead, backlight will blink once when activated. Put new batteries in the remote. (Note, if you remove the batteries,
you may have to reprogram the remote to operate other components.)
•
When using the Learning feature, do the learning process in low light areas to prevent natural light and fluorescent light interfering
with the infrared signals.
•
For Volume Punchthrough, remember to program the AUDIO button on the TV’s remote control to operate your audio receiver or
amplifier. Go to page 26 for instructions. If you can’t program this remote to operate your audio receiver, Volume Punchthrough
won’t work.
•
Remote Setup might be set to the wrong option. Press MENU/OK on the front panel. Select Connections, then Special Features, then
Remote Setup. Choose TV (default).
Problems with V-Chip/Parental Controls
The rating limits don’t work
•
You must lock the settings. Go to the Main Menu (press MENU on your remote), select Parental Controls (press 5 on your remote),
select Lock TV (press 1 on your remote).
I don’t remember my password and I want to unlock the TV
•
If you forget your password, put the remote in TV mode. Simultaneously press and hold MENU/OK on the television and VOL down
on the remote for 3 seconds. Nothing appears on the screen, Parental Controls simply unlock and you can re-enter a password via
Lock TV.
The V-Chip won’t let me watch a program even though it’s not rated as violent.
•
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Maybe the movie was given an NR (Not Rated) status. After you block movie ratings, you must set V-Chip Unrated to View separately
in order to view movies with an NR rating.
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Lamp Replacement Instructions
Replacing the Lamp Unit
Your TV’s source of light comes from a lamp – similar to lamps used in film or front projectors. Although this lamp is longlasting, it may need to be replaced eventually.
When to replace the lamp
You probably need a new lamp if there’s no picture, but you still can hear the audio and the power light on the front of the
TV does the following: blinks 5 times, pauses, blinks 5 times again. If the TV doesn’t turn on after 5 minutes and then the
light blinks steadily for one minute, the lamp is dead. If you have any concerns, please contact us at 1-866-723-6486 or call
an authorized servicer in your area.
Note: The same symptoms occur if the lamp unit isn’t seated correctly or if the lamp access door is ajar. Make sure the
lamp access door is completely closed and the lamp unit is seated correctly.
What to do
•
If your TV is still covered by the warranty, we will refer you to a service person who will replace the lamp for you. Call
1-866-723-6486.
•
If your TV’s warranty has expired, call 1-800-338-0376 to order a new lamp, and you can install it yourself using the
directions that follow.
The lamp has been designed to make installation as easy as possible, but if you don’t follow the directions, there is a risk of
burn injury or electric shock. If you don’t feel comfortable replacing the lamp, call 1-866-723-6486 to have a qualified
technician install the new lamp unit (a fee will apply).
IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS: Before you begin, make sure you read and understand all of the instructions.
If you need any clarification, call 1-866-723-6486 for help. You must follow all the instructions step by step. TTE
Technology, Inc. cannot be held responsible for failure to adhere to the safety measures described herein, the safety
measures on the back panel of the TV, and any other reasonable safety practices and precautions.
Note: Lamp contains a small amount of mercury which can be considered hazardous if improperly handled or disposed.
Take proper precautions to ensure that the lamp does not break during handling. Disposal of these materials may be
regulated due to environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local
authorities or the Electronic Industries Alliance: www.eiae.org.
IMPORTANT: Wait 30 Minutes Before You Replace the Lamp
The lamp unit’s temperature can reach 200 degrees. Unplug the TV and allow the lamp to cool thoroughly (for at least 30
minutes) before you remove the burnt-out lamp.
•
Don’t remove the lamp access door or remove the inoperative lamp unit until you have a replacement lamp (this will
reduce the risk that children or pets will come into contact with the hot lamp, and will keep foreign objects and dust
out of the lamp unit.)
•
Never allow children or pets to play with the lamp access door at any time.
•
Use only a genuine RCA lamp replacement unit.
•
There are no user serviceable parts within the lamp unit itself. Don’t attempt to repair the lamp unit – attempting to do
so may cause injury, and will void your warranty.
What you’ll need to get started:
___ A flashlight
___ A flat-head screwdriver
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___ The correct lamp replacement unit. To order the correct lamp, you’ll need to know
your TV’s model number, serial number, and lamp type—this information is listed on the
Service Model Number sticker (example of the sticker is shown at right). The sticker is
located on the right side of the TV (see picture below for sticker location).
___ The box that the lamp replacement unit came in.
1. Read the precautions listed above.
Service Model Number Numéro de Modéle-Service
HDLP50XXXXXX
000000000 X
SERIAL SERIE
LAMP
EXAMPLE: Service
Model Number
sticker with lamp
type listed.
2. Make sure your hands are dry and clean before you begin replacing the lamp.
3. Unplug the TV’s power cord from the wall outlet (or power strip). Unplug the power cord from the back of the TV.
4. Put the power cord far away from the TV. Taking this precaution will ensure that no one plugs in the TV if you walk
away from it, or when you’re waiting for the lamp unit to cool, or when you’re installing the new lamp.
5. Wait 30 minutes so the lamp can thoroughly cool. If you don’t wait at least 30 minutes, you risk getting injured!
6. After 30 minutes, go to the back of the TV set and find the lamp-unit
access door (located in the lower right side of the TV). Read the
precautions on the door (you may need a flashlight).
Note: Do not attempt to repair the lamp. Do not open the lamp
assembly unit — leave the lamp in its casing.
Step 6
Service Model
Number
Sticker with
Lamp Type
7. Loosen the screw on the door (don’t remove the screw, just loosen it).
Note: Don’t use a coin to loosen the screw because the coin could fall
into the TV.
8. Press the catch tabs near the screw you just loosened (one tab is above
the screw and one is below), and remove the entire lamp access door.
Place the door to the side (don’t put it on the floor or anywhere
someone might step on it or accidentally break the tabs).
Steps 7 and 8
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9. Loosen the two screws on the lamp unit inside the TV (the screws stay
with the unit so just loosen them, don’t remove them).
Step 9
10. As you remove the lamp, pay attention to how the lamp fits so that you
can use the proper orientation when you’re installing the new lamp. To
remove the lamp unit:
• grasp the handles and pull straight back to remove the entire lamp
assembly unit from the TV.
• place the old unit out of the way where it won’t get broken or
dropped.
Step 10
11. Remove the new lamp assembly unit from its packaging.
12. Make sure the lamp unit is oriented in the correct position, and gently slide it into the lamp access opening as far as it
can go (it fits snugly).
13. Tighten the two screws on the new lamp unit.
14. Put the old lamp unit into the box in which the new lamp unit was packaged.
15. Replace the lamp access door (the TV won’t turn on unless this door is in place and properly attached).
a. Insert the catch tabs (also called latches) into the slots on the left side of the lamp access compartment first. Then
put the rest of the door in place by rotating the door until it is fully closed and the latches are engaged.
b. Tighten the screw.
16. Plug the power cord into the back of the TV first and then back into the wall outlet strip.
17. Turn on the TV.
18. After the TV warms up (up to 60 seconds), you should see a picture. If you don’t see a picture, check the following:
• Make sure TV is plugged in.
• Make sure you’ve tuned the TV to a valid channel.
• Try turning on the TV both ways: with the remote control, and then with the power button on the front of the
TV.
• Make sure the lamp unit access door is properly and completely closed.
• Make sure the screws are completely tightened.
• Unplug the power cord from the TV and from the power outlet. Return to step 7 and make sure the lamp unit is
fully seated in the housing.
• If the TV still doesn’t come on, you need to have the unit professionally serviced. See your warranty.
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HDTV Specifications**
Tuning Capability
Channel Tuning ....................................................................... NTSC/ATSC/64 QAM - 256 QAM
Digital Cable Compatibility ..................................................... 64 QAM - 256, QAM, HDMI/DVI,
..................................................................................................Component, CableCARD slot
Video
3:2 Pull Down (Film Mode)..................................................... Reverse Diagonal
4:3 Format Control (Screen) .................................................... Normal, Cinerama, Zoom, Stretch,
..................................................................................................Auto Format Switch
Adaptive Video Noise Reduction ............................................ Yes
Adjustable Color Warmth .........................................................Yes
Adjustable Picture Control ....................................................... Yes
Auto Color Control ..................................................................Yes
Auto Flesh ................................................................................Yes
Comb Filter ............................................................................... Digital Frame Comb (3D Y/C)
Contrast Expand ....................................................................... Off, Low, High
Optimum Contrast, High-Resolution Screen .......................... Yes
Edge Enhancement ..................................................................Off, Low, High
Green Stretch ...........................................................................Off, Low, High
Horizontal Resolution (Picture Width) .................................... 1280
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Alpha H) ..................................... 80˚
Hybrid Lens System ................................................................. Yes
Picture Presets .......................................................................... Vibrant (Day), Natural,
..................................................................................................Cinematic (Night), Videogame,
..................................................................................................Professional, Personal
Light Engine Type .................................................................... DLP Light Engine
Picture Screen Pitch ................................................................. Screen .155mm
Scan Rate Converter ................................................................. Yes
Vertical Viewing Angle (Alpha V) ........................................... 20˚
Wide Band Video Amplifier .................................................... Yes
Sound
Audio Power (Watts) Front Speakers ...................................... 20 Watts/Channel
Balance Control ........................................................................Yes
Broadcast Stereo w/dbx† Noise Reduction ............................. Yes
Sound Presets ...........................................................................7 plus Personal
Fully Enclosed Speaker System ............................................... Yes
Graphic Equalizer .................................................................... 7 band
Matrix Surround Sound ........................................................... Yes
Second Audio Program (SAP) ................................................. Yes
Sound Logic Audio Leveler ..................................................... Yes
SRS ............................................................................................Yes
† dbx is a registered trademark of Carillon Electronics Corporation.
**Specifications are subject to change.
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Convenience
Auto Channel Search ...........................................................
Multilingual On-screen Display ..........................................
Auto Tuning .........................................................................
Closed Captioning ...............................................................
Front Button Block ..............................................................
Commercial Skip ..................................................................
Parental Control with USA & Canada V-Chip ....................
Picture Reset ........................................................................
Picture-in-Picture (PIP) ........................................................
Picture Memory Presets for Video Inputs ..........................
(Individual Memory)
Clock (Time), Sleep and Wake-Up Timers ........................
Yes
English, French, Spanish
Yes
Analog & Digital
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes, in Menu
Analog on Analog
Yes
Yes
Front Panel
Stereo Headphone Jack ....................................................... 3.5mm Stereo Mini-jack
Front A/V Input ................................................................... Composite with S-Video
Back Panel Inputs/Outputs
Composite A/V Inputs with Autodetect S-Videos ..............
Component with composite audio/video inputs ...............
..............................................................................................
Antenna/Cable Inputs .........................................................
HDMI/DVI Input (with Audio Input menu selection) .......
Ethernet RJ45 Input .............................................................
Audio/Video (Record) Output ............................................
Digital Audio Output ...........................................................
Fixed or Variable Audio Outputs ........................................
Center Channel Input ..........................................................
..............................................................................................
CableCARD slot ...................................................................
Matrix Surround Outputs ....................................................
..............................................................................................
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2 - Y,Pr,Pb (RCA Jacks)
SYNCROSCAN
2 - RF
1
1
1
1
1 set, menu switchable
Maximum amplifier power
rating 60 watts into 8 ohms
1
Left and Right Rear, and
Center
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Accessory Information
Below are accessories available to complement your product. Prices are subject to change without notice. All accessories are
subject to availability.
A shipping and handling fee will be charged upon ordering, and we are required by law to collect the appropriate sales tax
for each individual state, county and locality to which the merchandise is being sent.
How to Order
To place your order by phone, have your Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card ready and call the toll-free number listed
below. Use this number only to place an order for accessory items listed on this page. 1-800-338-0376
Replacement Lamp
Your DLP is equipped with a special lamp unit. If you have
sound, no picture, and the light on the front of the TV
blinks, you may need to change the lamp. Locate the sticker
on the side of the TV or go to the Lamp Power menu for the
lamp type. To order, call 1-800-338-0376
Remote Control This is the remote
control that came packed with your
TV. Replacements or spares can be
ordered as needed. 265424 (Price not
available at time of print)
S-Video Cable has multi-pin
connectors on each end for
connecting S-Video components to
your TV. VH976 (6-ft) $7.95,
VH913 (12-ft) $14.95
ON-OFF
TV
DVD
VCR
SATCAB
PIP
AUX
AUDIO
SWAP CH. CTRL SKIP
SOUND FREEZE VCR PLUS+ LIGHT
VCR+
FORMAT
INFO
MENU
CLEAR
OK
GUIDE
CH
VOL
MUTE
GO
BACK
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
INPUT
9
ANTENNA
0
REVERSE
PLAY
FORWARD
RECORD
STOP
PAUSE
Monaural VCR Dubbing Audio/
Video Cable is a double cable that
lets you connect the video and audio
jacks of two VHS VCRs to duplicate
tapes. It can also be used to connect a
VCR to your TV. The cable is colorcoded and shielded. It has RCA-type
phono plugs on each end. GoldTipped cable, VH83 (6-ft) $5.95
Stereo VCR Dubbing Audio/Video
Cable is a triple cable that lets you
connect the VIDEO and AUDIO jacks of
stereo components. Gold-Tipped cable,
VH84 (6-ft) $9.95
Push-on Cable* attaches to the round
antenna connectors (called 75-ohm Ftype) on the back of your VCR or TV.
The ends push on for a quick
connection. VH89 (6-ft) $5.95
Screw-on Cable* attaches to the round
antenna connectors (called 75-ohm Ftype) on the back of your VCR or TV.
The ends screw onto the connectors for
a secure connection. VH81 (3-ft)
$3.95, VH82 (6-ft) $4.95
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RG-6 Coaxial Burial Cable with
weatherproof “F” connectors.
VHD905 $5.95
Optical/SPDIF cables help you
connect to a component with an
Optical Audio In jack, such as a
Dolby Digital decoder or receiver.
DV3 (3-ft) $15.95, DV6 (6-ft)
$19.95
Network Category 6 cables help
you connect to a component with
an ethernet jack. High
performance 500MHz Bandwith,
5x bandwidth of standard
Category 5 cable TP603N (3-ft)
$14.95, TP607N (7-ft) $19.95,
TP625N (25-ft) $29.95
Signal Splitter* helps you
connect to other components. 2way VH47 $3.95, 4-way VH49
$6.95
Amplified VHF/UHF/FM
Antenna allows you to easily
switch from the antenna signal to
cable or satellite easily without
disconnecting antenna. ANT200
$49.95
* This accessory is intended for use with an off-air or
cable TV signal distribution and is not suitable for
distribution of the satellite signal originating from
your satellite dish antenna.
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Limited Warranty
What your warranty covers:
• Defects in materials or workmanship.
For how long after your purchase:
• One year from date of purchase for labor.
• One year from date of purchase for parts.
• Two years from date of purchase for the picture tube.
The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm,
whichever comes first.
What we will do:
•
•
Pay an Authorized Service Center the labor charges to repair your unit.
Pay an Authorized Service Center for the new, or at our option, refurbished replacement parts and picture tube required
to repair your unit.
How you get service:
• Call 1--877-RCA-HDTV and have your unit’s date of purchase and model/serial number ready.
• A representative will troubleshoot your problem over the phone.
• If the representative determines that you should receive service, they will provide you with the name(s) of the
Authorized Service Center in your area.
• Contact the Service Center and arrange for home or pick up, repair, and return service, provided that your unit is
located within the geographic territory covered by an Authorized Service Center. If not, you must take your unit 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.
• 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.
• Damage resulting from non-approved installation methods.
• Signal reception problems not caused by your unit.
• Damage from misuse or neglect.
• Batteries.
• Images burnt onto the screen.
• A television that has been modified or incorporated into other products, or is used for institutional or other commercial
purposes.
• A unit purchased or serviced outside the U.S.A.
• Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage.
Product Registration:
• Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card with your unit. It will make it easier to contact you should it
ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage.
Limitation of Warranty:
• THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION
GIVEN BY TTE TECHNOLOGY, INC., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY
INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.
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•
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE
CONSUMER. TTE TECHNOLOGY, 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 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.
Care and Cleaning
CAUTION: Turn OFF your TV before cleaning.
You can clean the TV as required, using a soft lint-free cloth. Be sure to occasionally dust the ventilation slots in the cabinet
to help assure adequate ventilation.
The TV’s screen may be cleaned with a soft, lint-free cloth as well. Take care not to scratch or mar the screen. If necessary,
you may use a cloth dampened with warm water.
Never use strong cleaning agents, such as ammonia-based cleaners, or abrasive powder. These types of cleaners will
damage the TV.
While cleaning do not spray liquid directly on the screen, or allow liquid to run down the screen and inside the TV. Also,
avoid placing drinks or vases with water on top of the TV. This could increase the risk of fire or shock hazard or damage to
the TV.
FCC Information
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003
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Symbols
B
C
3:2 pulldown 52
Balance 54
Batteries, installing 21
Batteries, remote 66
Black Level 50
Block
Age-Based Ratings 39
Front Panel 43
Movie ratings 40
Specific Content Themes 39
V-Chip Unrated Program 42
Buttons
ANT•CAB 24
Arrows 24
AUDIO 24
AUX 24
CC 24
CH CTRL 24
Channel down 14, 24
Channel up 14, 24
CLEAR 24
Don't work 64
DVD 24
FAV 24
FORMAT 24
FORWARD 25
FREEZE 24
Front panel 14
GO BACK 24
GUIDE 24
INFO 25
INPUT 25, 31
LIGHT 25
MENU 25
MENU/OK 14
MUTE 25
Number 24
OK 25
ON•OFF 25
PAUSE 25
PIP 25, 44
PLAY 25
PRESETS 25
RECORD 25
Remote control 24
REVERSE 25, 26
SAT/CABLE 25
SKIP 25
SOUND 25
STOP 25
SWAP 25
TV 25
VCR 25
Volume down 14
Volume up/down 25
Cable Box remote codes 31
Cable Channel List 36
CABLE INPUT jack 13
CableCARD 3
Connection 18
slot 13
Tools menu 58
CableCARD Tools 58
Cables
to connect 8
Canada
English ratings 42
French ratings 42
V-Chip unrated program 42
Canada V-Chip 41
Caption
display 59
priority 60
style 61
Captions
Analog 60
Background color 61
Background Opacity 61
Color 61
Digital 60
Font 61
Opacity 61
Size 61
Care and cleaning 74
CC
button 24
CENTER jack 10
Center speaker 19
Center Speaker In 56
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT 10
Ch +/- buttons 24
CH CTRL button 24
Channel
banner 34
down button 14
information 34
Initial 58
lists 36
numbers 35
search 22, 56
up button 14
Channels
Digital or Analog 35
Chart, of connections 9
Choice fields 49
Choice lists 49
Choose Your Connection 9
Cinematic picture setting 50
Cinerama, screen format 61
Cleaning and care 74
CLEAR button 24
A
Accessories 72
Action buttons 49
Adding a learned function 28
Advanced Settings 52
Age-based rating
Blocking 39
Viewing 39
Age-based ratings
Canada, English 41
Canada, French 43
USA 38
Analog captions 60
Analog TV channel 35
ANT•CAB button 24
Antenna Ch. List 36
ANTENNA INPUT jack 13
Aspect ratio 2, 34
Assisted setup 21
AUDIO
button 24
L/MONO 11
Audio
Connections 55
connections 19
remote codes 31
System 4
Audio menu 53
Audio Connections 55
Audio Mode 54
Audio Processor 53
Balance 54
Equalizer presets 53
SAP 54
Sound logic 54
Audio Mode 54
Audio mode display 34
AUDIO OUTPUT
Digital 12
Audio processor 53
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT Jacks
4, 11
Authorized service 9, 64, 73
Auto color 51
Auto Format Switching 61
Auto Tuning 43, 57
Auto tuning
Antenna Input 44
Cable Input 43
Front input 44
HDMI/DVI 44
Input 3, 4 44
Input1, 2 44
Automatic code search 26
AUX button 24, 26
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Clearning a learned function 29
Clock display 34
Closed Captioning 34
Closed captioning 59
Code list
Audio 31
Cable box 31
DVD 32
DVD/VCR 32
HD Receiver 31
Home Theatre in a Box 32
PVR 32
Satellite receiver 32
TV 32
VCR 32
Code List, Remote control 31
Color 50
Warmth 51
Color Scheme 62
Commercial skip 34
Component/Composite Input jacks
12
Components, connecting 9
Composite Input jacks 11
Connections
audio/video receiver 19
TV + Receiver w/ Dolby Digital,
speakers 19
TV, CableCARD 18
TV, HDMI or DVI Component 17
TV, Satellite Receiver, VCR 16
TV, VCR, DVD player 15
Video 9
Connections menu 56
Audio Tuning 57
Channel Search 56
Ethernet setup 59
Signal Source 57
Signal Strength 56
Software Upgrade 57
Special Features 58
Video Input Setup 57
Content Themes 38
Blocking 39
Viewing 40
Contrast 50
Contrast Expand 52
Control panels 48
Controls
Menus 48
Parental 36
Reset 52
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Deleting ALL learned functions
29
Digital
Cable Ready 3
CableCARD 3
Sound 3
Digital audio out 55
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack 12
Digital captions 60
Digital TV channel 35
Direct entry programning 27
DLP 1
Dolby digital 19
DVD button 24
DVD remote codes 32
DVD/VCR remote codes 32
DVI Audio Input 55
E
EAS 46
Edge Enhancement 51
Emergency Alert System 46
Equalizer presets 53
ETHERNET jack 12
Ethernet setup 59
F
FAV button 24
FCC information 74
Film Mode 52
Fixed/Variable Out 55
Fixed/Variable Output
option 4
Format
Screen 61
FORMAT button 24
FORWARD button 25
FREEZE button 24
Front panel
block 43
Buttons 14
jacks 14
G
GO BACK button 24
Graphic equalizer 53
Green Stretch 51
GUIDE button 24
H
HD Receiver remote code list
31
HDMI/DVI jack 13
HDTV specifications 70
76
Help text 48
Home Theatre box remote
codes 32
Horizontal Position 52
I
Icons
Channel banner 34
Indicator
light status 14
Indirect light 8
INFO button 25
Initial
channel 58
volume 58
INPUT
Button 31
INPUT 1 jacks 11
INPUT 2 jacks 12
INPUT 3 jacks 11
INPUT 4 jacks 12
INPUT button 25
J
Jacks
ANTENNA INPUT 13
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT 11
CABLE INPUT 13
CENTER 10
COMPONENT/COMPOSITE
INPUTS 12
COMPOSITE INPUTS 11
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT 12
ETHERNET 12
Front panel 14
HDMI/DVI 13
REAR 10
S-VIDEO 11
SUBWOOFER 10
WIRED IR 12
M
Main Menu 48
Maximum volume 58
MENU button 25
Menu controls 48
Action buttons 49
Choice fields 49
Choice lists 49
Numeric entries 49
Sliders 49
Menu Language 62
Menu language 22
MENU/OK Button 14
Menus 48
Audio 53
Moving through 48
Picture Quality 50
Preferences 59
Mode
Audio 54
Modes, remote control 27
Mono 53
Mute
Closed captioning 59
MUTE button 25
N
Natural picture setting 50
Noise reduction 51
Normal, screen format 61
Number buttons 24
Numeric entries 49
O
OK button 25
ON•OFF button 25
OUTPUTS
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO 10
Overheating 8
L
P
Lamp 1
Power menu 62
replacement 67
Language
Menu 22, 62
Learning feature 28
Adding a function 28
Clearing a function 29
Deleting ALL functions 29
Light blinking 67
LIGHT button 25
Limited warranty 73
Parental Control icon 34
Parental controls 36
Channel lists 36
Editing channels 37
Lock/unlock 36
Password, V-chip 66
PAUSE button 25
PCM receiver 19
Personal picture setting 50
Picture Quality menu 50
Picture quality menu
Advanced Settings 52
Auto color 51
Color warmth 51
Contrast Expand 52
Edge Enhancement 51
Green Stretch 51
Noise reduction 51
Picture presets 50
Picture settings 50
Picture Settings 50
Picture-in-Picture 44
PIP
Arrow buttons 44
Buttons 44
CH CTRL button 44
Channel control 24
FREEZE button 44
Problems 45
SWAP button 44
PIP button 25, 44
PIP operation 44
PIP, using 45
PLAY button 25
Power
indicator 21
Power button and indicator 14
Power light flashing 67
Power surges 8
Preferences menu 59
Analog captions 60
Caption Style 61
Captions Priority 60
Closed captioning 59
Color Scheme 62
Digital Captions 60
Lamp Power 62
Menu Language 62
Screen Format 61
Time 62
Translucency 62
PRESETS button 25
Problems
Audio 65
Parental controls 66
Remote control 66
TV 64
V-Chip 66
Professional picture setting 50
Program title 34
Programming the remote 27
Automatic code search 26
Direct entry 27
Pulse code modulation 55
Punchthrough feature 30
PVR remote codes 32
Q
QAM 3
Chapter 5
Index
R
Rating Limits
movies 40
Ratings
Blocking movie 40
Viewing movie 40
REAR Jacks 10
Receiver with Dolby Digital 19
RECORD button 25
Remote
Programming 26
setup 58
Remote Control
Batteries 21
Buttons 24
Remote control
Code list 31
Learning feature 28
Remote Setup 58
Replacing the lamp 67
Reset controls 52
Resolution 2
REVERSE button 25
S
S-Video jack 11
SAP 54
SAP display 34
SAT/CAB
Button 25
Satellite receiver remote codes
32
Screen Format 61
Search
Automatic code 26
Channels 56
Second audio program 54
Service, authorized 9
Setup
Ethernet 59
Setup, assisted 21
Sharpness 50
Signal Source 57
Signal Strength 56
Signal type 34
SKIP button 25
Sleep timer 34, 62
Sliders 49
Smoothing Adjust 52
Software Upgrade 57
Sound 65
Mono 53
SRS 53
Stereo 53
SOUND button 25
Sound Logic 54
Sound mode icons 34
Chapter 5
Speaker connection 19
Special Features 58
Specifications 70
Back panel 71
Front panel 71
Sound 70
Video 70
SRS 53
Stand 8
Stereo 53
STOP button 25
Stretch, screen format 61
Subchannels 56
SUBWOOFER jack 10
SWAP button 25
T
Things to Consider Before You
Connect 8
Time display 34
Time of Day 62
Timer
Sleep 62
Wake-up 62
Tint 50
Translucency 62
Troubleshooting 64
TruScan 3
Turn on TV 21
TV button 25
TV, CableCARD connection 18
TV, HDMI or DVI component
connection 17
TV problems 64
TV remote codes 32
TV, Satellite Receiver, VCR
connection 16
TV, VCR, DVD Player
Connection 15
USA 37
USA TV ratings 37
Viewing age-based rating 39
V-chip display 34
V-Chip rating screen 38
V-Chip unrated program 42
VCR button 25
VCR remote codes 32
Vertical Position 52
Vibrant picture setting 50
VIDEO 11
Video connections 9
Video Input List 36
Video Input Setup 57
Videogame picture setting 50
Viewing
Movie ratings 40
Specific content themes 40
Volume
Initial 58
Maximum 58
up/down buttons 14, 25
Volume Punchthrough
Deleting commands 30
W
Wake-up Timer 62
Warranty 73
WIRED IR jack 12
Y
Y/Video Pb Pr jacks 12
Z
Zoom, screen format 61
U
Universal remote
programming to control other
brands of components 27
USA
V-Chip TV ratings 37
V
V-Chip 36
Age-Based Ratings 37
Blocking age-based 39
Blocking Movies 40
Canada 37, 41
Content Themes 37
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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.
TTE Technology, Inc.
10330 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46290
©2004 TTE Technology, Inc.
RCA and the RCA logos are trademarks of THOMSON S.A.
used under license to TTE Technology, Inc.
Printed in USA
TOCOM 16424460

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