JVC TV AV
Color Television Users Guide
For Models:
AV-27D304
AV-27D104
AV-20D304
AV-32430
AV-32432
AV-27430
AV-27432
Illustration of AV-27D304 and RM-C1253G
Important Note:
In the spaces below, enter the model and serial number of your television (located at the
rear of the television cabinet). Staple your sales receipt or invoice to the inside cover of this
guide. Keep this user's guide in a convenient place for future reference. Keep the carton
and original packaging for future use.
Model Number:
LCT1319-001A-A
0103-TN-II-IM
Serial Number:
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Important Safety Precautions
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRICAL 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.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within
an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user
to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”
within the product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert the user to the presence of
important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the
appliance.
WARNING:
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARDS, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS TV SET TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION:
TO INSURE PERSONAL SAFETY, OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING RULES REGARDING
THE USE OF THIS UNIT.
1. Operate only from the power source specified on the unit.
2. Avoid damaging the AC plug and power cord.
3. Avoid Improper installation and never position the unit where good ventilation is
unattainable.
4. Do not allow objects or liquid into the cabinet openings.
5. In the event of trouble, unplug the unit and call a service technician. Do not attempt
to repair it yourself or remove the rear cover.
Changes or modifications not approved by JVC could void the warranty.
• When you don’t use this TV set for a long period of time, be sure to disconnect both
the power plug from the AC outlet and antenna for your safety.
• To prevent electric shock do not use this polarized plug with an extension cord,
receptacle or other outlet unless the blades can be fully inserted to prevent blade
exposure.
IMPORTANT RECYCLING INFORMATION
This product utilizes both a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) and other components
that contain lead. Disposal of these materials may be regulated in your
community due to environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling
information, please contact your local authorities, or the Electronic
Industries Alliance: http://www.eiae.org
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CAUTION ON REPLACABLE LITHIUM BATTERY
The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if
mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100ºC or incinerate.
Replace battery with CR2032 Panasonic (Matsushita Electric) or Maxell is
recommended.
Danger of explosion or risk of fire if the battery is incorrectly replaced.
• Dispose of used battery promptly.
• Keep away from children.
• Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in fire.
• As an “ENERGY STAR®” partner, JVC has determined
that this product or product model meets the
“ENERGY STAR®” guidelines for energy efficiency.
Important Safeguards
CAUTION:
Please read and retain for your safety.
Electrical energy can perform many useful functions. This TV set has been engineered and manufactured to
assure your personal safety. But improper use can result in potential electrical shock or fire hazards.
In order not to defeat the safeguards incorporated in this TV set, observe the following basic rules for its
installation, use and servicing. Also follow all warnings and instructions marked on your TV set.
INSTALLATION
1 Your TV set is equipped with a polarized AC line plug (one blade of the
plug is wider than the other). This safety feature allows the plug to fit
into the power outlet only one way. Should you be unable to insert the
plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. Should it still fail to fit,
contact your electrician.
(POLARIZED-TYPE)
2 Operate the TV set only from a power source as indicated on the TV set or refer to the operating
instructions for this information. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your
TV set dealer or local power company. For battery operation, refer to the operating instructions.
3 Overloaded AC outlets and extension cords are dangerous, and so are frayed power cords and broken
plugs. They may result in a shock or fire hazard. Call your service technician for replacement.
4 Do not allow anything to rest on or roll over the power cord, and do not place the TV set where power cord
is subject to traffic or abuse. This may result in a shock or fire hazard.
5 Do not use this TV set near water – for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in
a wet basement, or near swimming pool, etc.
6 If an outside antenna is connected to the TV set, be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide
some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical
Code provides information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of
antenna discharge unit, connection requirements for the grounding electrode.
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7 An outside antenna system
should not be located in the
vicinity of overhead power
lines or other electric light or
power circuits, or where it
can fall into such power lines
or circuits. When installing
an outside antenna system,
extreme care should be taken
to keep from touching such
power lines or circuits as
contact with them might be
fatal.
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
8 TV sets are provided with ventilation openings in the cabinet to allow heat generated during operation to
be released.
Therefore:
— Never block the bottom ventilation slots of a portable TV set by placing it on a bed, sofa, rug, etc.
— Never place a TV set in a “built-in” enclosure unless proper ventilation is provided.
— Never cover the openings with a cloth or other material.
— Never place the TV set near or over a radiator or heat register.
9 To avoid personal injury:
— Do not place a TV set on a sloping shelf unless properly secured.
— Use only a cart or stand recommended by the TV set manufacturer.
— Do not try to roll a cart with small casters across thresholds or deep pile carpets.
— Wall or shelf mounting should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mounting kit
approved by the manufacturer.
Use
10 Caution children about dropping or pushing objects into the TV set through cabinet openings. Some
internal parts carry hazardous voltages and contact can result in a fire or electrical shock.
11 Unplug the TV set from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or an aerosol cleaner.
12 Never add accessories to a TV set that has not been designed for this purpose. Such additions may
result in a hazard.
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PORTABLE CART WARNING (Symbol provided by RETAC)
13 For added protection of the TV set during a lightning storm or when the TV set is to be left unattended
for an extended period of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna. This will
prevent damage to product due to lightning storms or power line surges.
14 A TV set and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause the TV set and cart combination to overturn.
Service
15 Unplug this TV set from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
A. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
B. If liquid has been spilled into the TV set.
C. If the TV set has been exposed to rain or water.
D. If the TV set does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those
controls that are covered in the operating instructions as improper adjustment of other controls may
result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the TV set
to normal operation.
E. If the TV set has been dropped or damaged in any way.
F. When the TV set exhibits a distinct change in performance — this indicates a need for service.
16 Do not attempt to service this TV set yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
17 When replacement parts are required, have the service technician verify in writing that the replacement
parts he uses have the same safety characteristics as the original parts. Use of manufacturer’s specified
replacement parts can prevent fire, shock, or other hazards.
18 Upon completion of any service or repairs to this TV set, please ask the service technician to perform
the safety check described in the manufacturer’s service literature.
19 When a TV set reaches the end of its useful life, improper disposal could result in a picture tube
implosion. Ask a qualified service technician to dispose of the TV set.
20 Note to CATV system installer.
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that
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.
How to use the remote.
Before using, insert the lithium battery – CR2032 – correctly,
with the plus (+) side up into the battery compartment.
To open it, press the release tab and carefully pull the
compartment out. The remote control can operate most of
your TV’s functions, as well as basic functions of JVC VCRs.
* Point the remote towards the remote sensor on the target
component. The maximum operating distance is about 8
meters.
* To operate a JVC VCR, use any of the following buttons:
VCR POWER, TV/VCR INPUT, VCR CH+/-, PLAY,
REWIND, FAST-FORWARD, STOP, RECORD and PAUSE.
NOTE: If the remote does not work properly, remove the
battery, wait for a few seconds, replace the battery and
try again.
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Table of Contents
Quick Setup . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Button Functions . . . . . . . 41
Unpacking your TV . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
TV Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
TV Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
The Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . 12
Connecting Your Devices . . . . . . . 13
Interactive Plug In Menu . . . . . . . . 17
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Number Buttons . . . . . . . . . . .
Channel +/– . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Volume +/– . . . . . . . . . . . . .
100+ Button . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Return + . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sleep Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Muting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video Status . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hyper Surround . . . . . . . . . . .
Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TheaterPro D6500K . . . . . . . . .
Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TV/CATV Slide Switch . . . . . . . .
VCR/DVD Slide Switch . . . . . . .
VCR Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DVD Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Programming . . . . . 20
Setting CATV, VCR and DVD Codes
CATV or Satellite Codes . . . . .
VCR Codes . . . . . . . . . . .
DVD Codes . . . . . . . . . . .
Search Codes . . . . . . . . . .
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Using the Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Onscreen Menu System . . . . . . . . . 25
Initial Setup . . . . . . . . . . 26
Auto Tuner Setup . . . . . . . .
Channel Summary . . . . . . . .
V-Chip . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set Lock Code . . . . . . . . .
Language . . . . . . . . . . . .
Closed Caption . . . . . . . . .
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Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Adjust Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . 38
MTS (Multi-channel Sound) . . . . . . . 38
Clock Timers . . . . . . . . . . 39
Set Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
On/Off Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
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Quick Setup
Unpacking Your TV
Thank you for your purchase of a JVC Color Television. Before you begin setting up your new
television, please check to make sure you have all of the following items. In addition to this
guide, your television box should include:
1 Television
1 Remote Control
Two AA
Batteries
or
CR2032
Note: Your television
and/or remote
control may differ
from the examples
illustrated here.
Once you have unpacked your television, the next step is to connect it to your antenna/
cable or satellite system and to connect the audio/video devices you want to use with your
television. To make these connections you will use plugs like the ones illustrated below.
Coaxial Cables
Used to connect an
external antenna or
cable TV system to
your TV.
S-Video Cable
Component Cables
Composite Cables
Audio Cables
Used to connect
audio/video devices
like VCRs, DVD players,
stereo amplifiers, game
consoles, etc.
Used to make video
connections with S-Video
VCRs, Camcorders and
DVD players.
We recommend that before you start using your new television, you read your entire User’s
Guide so you can learn about your new television’s many great features. If you’re anxious to
start using your television right away, a quick setup guide follows on the next few pages.
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Quick Setup
TV Models
NOTE: Before you connect your television to another device, please refer to the proper
diagrams for your specific TV and remote. These will help assist you in understanding
how to connect your television to another device, as well as use the remote to set up
your television.
Rear Panel Diagrams
MODELS:
AV-27D304
AV-27D104
AV-20D304
MODELS:
AV-27430
AV-27432
MODELS:
AV-32430
AV-32432
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Quick Setup
TV Models
Front Panel Diagrams
MODEL: AV-27D304
MODEL: AV-27D104
MODEL: AV-20D304
MODELS: AV-27430 and AV-27432
MODELS: AV-32430 and AV-32432
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Quick Setup
RM-C1255G
MODEL:
AV-27D104
TV Remote Controls
RM-C1254G
MODEL:
AV-20D304
• For information on remote control buttons, see pages 41 - 46.
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Quick Setup
TV Remote Controls
RM-C1253G
RM-C203
MODEL:
AV-27D304
MODELS:
AV-32430
AV-32432
AV-27430
AV-27432
• For information on remote control buttons, see pages 41 - 46.
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Quick Setup
Getting Started
Getting Started
These quick setup pages will provide you, in three easy steps, with the basic information you
need to begin using your new television right away.
If you have questions, or for more detailed information on any of these steps, please consult
other sections of this manual.
Step 1 – The Remote Control
Before you can operate your remote control, you first need to install the batteries (included).
For Remote Control RM-C1255G,
RM-C1254G and RM-C1253G: Lift and pull
the latch on the back of the remote control
to open. Insert two batteries (included)
carefully noting the “+” and “–” markings,
placing the “–” end in the unit first. Snap the
cover back into place.
When you change the batteries, try to
complete the task within three minutes.
If you take longer than three minutes,
the remote control codes for your VCR,
DVD, and/or cable box/satellite receiver
may have to be reset. See pages 20 - 23.
For Remote Control RM-C203: With your
thumb, push the latch on the back of the
remote control inward, and while holding it
there, pull the battery cover out with your
index finger. Insert the battery (included)
carefully noting the “+” and “–” markings.
Push the cover back into place.
Key Feature Buttons
The four key feature buttons at the center of the
remote can be used for basic operation of the
television. The top and bottom buttons will scan
forward and back through the available channels.
To move rapidly through the channels using JVC’s
Hyperscan feature, press and hold CH+ or CH–.
The channels will zip by at a rate of five channels per
second. The right and left buttons will turn the volume
up or down. These buttons are also marked with
four arrows and are used with JVC’s onscreen menu
system. To use the onscreen menus, press the MENU
button.
Note: Illustration of remote
control RM-C1253G
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Quick Setup
Connections
Basic Operation
Turn the television on and off by pressing the POWER button at the top right
corner of the remote. If this is the first time you are turning on the TV, the
interactive plug-in menu appears.
• Make sure the TV/CATV switch is set to TV. Move the switch to CATV only if
you need to operate a cable box. (Except RM-C203)
• Slide the VCR/DVD selector switch to VCR to control a VCR. Slide to
DVD to control a DVD player. Please see pages 20 to 23 for instructions on
programming your remote control to operate a cable box, VCR or DVD player.
(Except RM-C203)
Step 2 – Connecting Your Devices
Please follow the flow chart below to determine which connection setup is right for you. Then,
refer to the appropriate diagrams to connect your television to other devices that you may
have. After you are finished connecting your devices, plug the power cord into the nearest
power outlet and turn on the TV.
A VCR is not necessary for operation of the television. If you follow these diagrams and the
television does not work properly, contact your local cable operator.
• To connect a DVD player, see Diagram #3. A DVD player is optional.
• If you have a satellite television system, please refer to the satellite TV manual.
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Quick Setup
Connections
Diagram #1
Illustration of AV-32430
Note:
• If you do not have a cable box, connect the cable wire from the wall outlet into the back of
the TV.
Diagram #2
Illustration of AV-32430
Notes:
• If your VCR is a mono sound unit, it will have only one audio out jack. Connect it to the TV’s
LEFT AUDIO INPUT.
• Use the S-Video connection if possible for superior picture quality.
• Your VCR must be turned on to view premium cable channels.
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Quick Setup
Connections
Notes:
• Green, blue and red are the most common colors for DVD cables. Some models may vary
colors. Please consult the user’s manual for your DVD player for more information.
• Be careful not to confuse the red DVD cable with the red audio cable. It is best to complete
one set of connections (DVD or audio output) before starting the other to avoid accidentally
switching the cables.
• Progressive DVD players (players with an output scan of 31.5 KHz) will not work properly
with this television. Set your DVD player’s output to “interlaced”, or non-progressive mode.
Diagram #3
Illustration of AV-32430
Connecting to an External Amplifier
Illustration of AV-32430
1) Connect a white composite cable from the LEFT AUDIO OUTPUT on the back of the TV to
the LEFT AUDIO INPUT on the amplifier.
2) Connect a red composite cable from the RIGHT AUDIO OUTPUT on the back of the TV to
the RIGHT AUDIO INPUT on the amplifier.
Notes:
• Refer to your amplifier’s manual for more information.
• You can use AUDIO OUTPUT for your home theater system.
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Quick Setup
Connections
Connecting to a Camcorder
You may connect a camcorder, game console or other equipment to your television by using
the front input jacks. You can also connect these using the television’s rear input jacks,
using the same instructions.
Illustration of AV-32430
1) Connect a yellow composite cable from the camcorder VIDEO OUT, into the VIDEO IN on
the front of the TV.
2) Connect a white composite cable from the camcorder LEFT AUDIO OUT, into the
LEFT AUDIO IN on the front of the TV.
3) Connect a red composite cable from the camcorder RIGHT AUDIO OUT, into the
RIGHT AUDIO IN on the front of the TV.
Note:
• If your camcorder is a mono sound model it will have only one AUDIO OUT. Connect it to
the LEFT AUDIO IN.
• AV-27D304, AV-27D104 and AV-20D304: These front input jacks are located under the
front panel door. To access, pull on the door to open it.
Headphone Connection
AV-20D304 ONLY.
You can connect a pair of headphones to the television using the headphone jack located
under the front panel door. To access, pull on the door to open it.
1) Plug a headphone jack into the headphone jack on the television’s front panel.
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Quick Setup
Plug-In Menu
Step 3 – The Interactive Plug In Menu
The interactive plug-in menu appears only for AV-20D304 and AV-27D304. If you
television is one of the other models, we recommend you to complete the auto tuner
setup to begin watching your TV right away. See page 26.
When you turn your television on for the first time the interactive plug-in menu will appear. The
plug-in menu helps you to get your TV ready to use by letting you set your preferences for:
• The language in which you want the onscreen menus to appear.
• Setting the TV’s clock to the correct time so your timer functions will work properly. You can
choose “AUTO” or “MANUAL” for setting the clock.
• The auto tuner setup of which channels you wish to receive.
We recommend you complete the interactive plug-in items before you start using your
television.
Language
After the “JVC INTERACTIVE PLUG IN MENU” has been displayed, the TV automatically
switches to the LANGUAGE settings. You can choose to view your onscreen menus in three
languages: English, French (Français) or Spanish (Español).
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To choose a language:
(English, Français or Español)
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To NEXT (To set clock)
(To be continued...)
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Quick Setup
Plug-In Menu
Auto Clock Set
Before you use any of your TV’s timer functions, you must first set the clock. You
may precisely set your clock using the XDS time signal broadcast by most public
broadcasting stations. If you do not have this in your area, you will have to set the clock
manually. See manual clock set below. To set the clock using the XDS signal:
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To choose AUTO
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To TIME ZONE
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To select your time zone:
(Atlantic, Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific,
Alaska or Hawaii)
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To move to D.S.T. (Daylight Savings Time)
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To turn D.S.T. ON or OFF
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To NEXT (To Auto Tuner Setup)
Notes:
• The Daylight Savings Time feature automatically adjusts your TV’s clock for Daylight
Savings. The clock will move forward one hour at 2:00 am on the first Sunday in April. The
clock will move back one hour at 2:00 am on the last Sunday in October.
• You will have to reset the clock after a power interruption. You must set the clock before
operating any timer functions.
Manual Clock Set
To set your clock manually (without using the XDS signal), choose MANUAL. If you choose
AUTO, see auto clock set above.
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To choose MANUAL
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To TIME
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To set the hour
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To minute
è
To set the minute
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To START CLOCK
Note:
• You will have to reset the clock after a power interruption. You must set the clock before
operating any timer functions.
(To be continued...)
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Quick Setup
Plug-In Menu
Auto Tuner Setup
In auto tuner setup, the TV automatically scans through all available channels, memorizing the
active ones and skipping over blank ones or channels with weak signals. This means when
you scan (using the CHANNEL +/– buttons) you will receive only clear, active channels.
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To choose CABLE or AIR (or SKIP when you
skip Auto Tuner Setup)
To START
Programming will take
approximately 1 to 2
minutes.
When the setup is finished, THANK YOU!! SETUP IS NOW COMPLETE is displayed. Your
quick setup is now complete. You can now begin watching your television, or you can
continue on in this guide for more information on programming your remote control, or using
the JVC onscreen menu system to customize your television viewing experience.
Notes:
• Noise muting will not work during Auto Tuner Setup.
• Skip appears only for interactive plug-in menu.
• The interactive plug-in menu setting does not appear if your TV has been turned on before.
In this case, use the initial setup menu to perform these settings. See pages 34, 39 and 26.
Cable Box and Satellite Users: After your auto tuner setup is complete, you may, (depending
on the type of hookup), have only 1 channel, usually 3 or 4 in the auto tuner memory. This is
normal.
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The Quick Setup is complete
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Remote Programming
Setting the CATV, VCR and DVD Codes
You can program your remote to operate your cable box, satellite receiver, VCR or DVD
player by using the instructions and codes listed below. If the equipment does not respond
to any of the codes listed below or to the code search function, use the remote control
supplied by the manufacturer.
Note: The RM-C203 remote can only operate JVC-brand devices.
Cable Box or Satellite Codes
The remote control is programmed with cable box and satellite codes for power on/off,
channel up/down, and 10 key operation.
1) Find the cable box or satellite brand from the list of codes shown below.
2) Slide the 2-way selector switch to “CATV”.
3) Press and hold down the DISPLAY button, then enter the first code number listed with the 10
key pad.
4) Release the DISPLAY button, and confirm the operation of the cable box/satellite receiver.
• If your cable or satellite box does not respond to the first code, try the others listed. If it
does not respond to any code, try the search codes function, on page 23.
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Remote Programming
VCR Codes
The remote control is programmed with VCR codes for power on/off, play, stop, fast-forward,
rewind, pause, record, channel up/down operation.
1) Find the VCR brand from the list of codes shown below.
2) Slide the first 2-way selector switch to “TV” and the other 2-way selector switch to “VCR”.
3) Press and hold down the DISPLAY button, then enter the first code number listed with the 10
key pad.
4) Release the DISPLAY button, and confirm the operation of the VCR.
• If your VCR does not respond to the first code, try the others listed. If it does not respond to
any of the codes, try the search codes function on page 23.
• After you program your remote, some VCR buttons may not work properly. If so, use the
VCR’s remote.
• To record, hold down the REC button on the remote and press PLAY.
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Remote Programming
DVD Codes
The remote control is programmed with DVD codes for power on/off, play, stop, fast-forward,
rewind, previous/next chapter, tray open/close, and still/pause operation.
1) Find the DVD player brand from the list of codes shown below.
2) Slide the first 2-way selector switch to “TV” and the other 2-way selector switch to “DVD”.
3) Press and hold down the DISPLAY button, then enter the first code number listed with the 10
key pad.
4) Release the DISPLAY button, and confirm the operation of the DVD player.
• If your DVD player does not respond to the first code, try the others listed. If it does not
respond to any of the codes, try the search codes function on page 23.
• After you program your remote, some DVD buttons may not work properly. If so, use the
DVD player’s remote.
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Remote Programming
Search Codes
Cable/Satellite Search Codes Function
1)
2)
3)
4)
Slide the first 2-Way Mode Selector switch to CATV.
Press the POWER and RETURN+ buttons. Hold for at least three seconds and release.
Press the POWER button on the remote, and see if the cable or satellite box responds.
If there was a response, press RETURN+. The codes are now set. If there was no
response, repeat Step 3. If you repeat Step 3 a total of 52 times without a response, use
the remote control that came with your equipment.
5) Press RETURN+ to exit.
VCR/DVD Search Codes Function
1) Slide the first 2-way selector switch to “TV” and the other 2-way selector switch to “VCR”
or “DVD”.
2) Press the VCR or DVD POWER and RETURN+ buttons. Hold for at least three seconds and
release.
3) Press the VCR or DVD POWER button, and see if the VCR or DVD responds.
4) If there was a response, press RETURN+. The codes are now set. If there was no
response, repeat Step 3. If you repeat Step 3 a total of 80 times for the VCR (30 times for
the DVD player), and there is no response, use the remote control that came with your
equipment.
5) Press RETURN+ to exit.
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Onscreen Menus
Using the Guide
Certain symbols are used throughout this guide to help you learn about the features of your
new television. The ones you will see most frequently are:
π† Up and Down arrows mean press the CH+ or CH– buttons. Pressing the CH+ or CH–
buttons let you:
• Move vertically in a main menu screen
• Move through a submenu screen
• Move to the next letter, number, or other choice in a submenu
• Back up to correct an error
• Scan through TV channels (when not in a menu screen)
è
Left and right arrows mean press the VOLUME+ or VOLUME– buttons to move left or right
to:
• Select a highlighted menu item
• Select an item in a submenu
• Select numbers in certain menu options
• Turn the volume up or down (when not in a menu screen)
The “press button” icon means you should press the button named on your remote
control. (Button names appear in SMALL CAPITAL LETTERS.)
The “helping hand” icon points to the highlighted or selected item in a menu.
To bring up the onscreen menu, press the MENU button on the remote control. The item
that appears in yellow is the one currently selected. If you press the MENU button again, the
onscreen display will skip to the next menu screen. If you use the Menu button on the TV’s
front panel instead of the remote, an additional menu screen showing input will appear. The
“interactive plug-in menu” will appear the first time the TV is plugged in.
Notes:
• Menus shown in this book are illustrations, not exact replications of the television’s
onscreen displays.
• If you do not press any buttons for a few seconds, the onscreen menu will automatically
shut off.
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Onscreen Menus
The Onscreen Menu System
Your television comes with JVC’s onscreen menu system. The onscreen menus let you make
adjustments to your television’s operation simply and quickly. Examples of the Onscreen
Menus are shown below. Detailed explanations on using each menu follow later in this guide.
For information about the interactive plug-in Menu, see pages 17 - 19.
Press the MENU button
INITIAL SETUP 02
INITIAL SETUP 01
PICTURE ADJUST 01
CLOCK/TIMERS
PICTURE ADJUST 02
SOUND ADJUST
“XDS ID” AV-27D304 and AV-20D304 only.
“Color Temperature” AV-27D304 and AV-20D304 only.
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Initial Setup
Auto Tuner Setup
The auto tuner setup function is described on page 19 as the interactive plug-in menu. If you
need to run the auto tuner setup again, follow the steps below.
Press the MENU button
π†
To AUTO TUNER SETUP
è
è
To operate
†
To move to START
è
To start Auto Tuner Setup
To choose CABLE or AIR
Programming will take approximately 1 to 2 minutes. The auto tuner is finished when the
message PROGRAMMING OVER! appears onscreen.
Channel Summary
Channel summary allows you to customize the line-up of channels received by your TV.
You can add or delete channels from the line-up or prevent any unauthorized viewers from
watching any or all 181 channels.
Press the MENU button
π†
To CHANNEL SUMMARY
è
To operate
The Channel summary screen will now be displayed with
the channels set to scan marked with an “¸”. You can
delete channels from the scan by removing the “¸”. If
any channels were missed during auto tuner setup and
you wish to add them, you may by placing an “¸” next
to the channel number.
π†
To the SCAN column
è
To include or delete from scan
Press the EXIT button when finished
You can block access to a channel by activating the channel lock.
Press the MENU button
π†
To CHANNEL SUMMARY
è
To operate
π†
To the Lock Column (
)
Press the ZERO button to lock or unlock that channel
Press the EXIT button when finished
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Initial Setup
Channel Guard Message
When a viewer attempts to watch a guarded channel, the following message appears:
To watch a channel that you have locked, enter the
Lock Code using the 10 key pad.
If the wrong code is entered, the message
“INVALID LOCK CODE!” will flash on the screen.
The channel cannot be accessed until the correct
code is entered.
Notes:
• Once a channel has been unlocked, it will remain unlocked until the television is turned off.
• See also “Set Lock Code”, page 33.
V-Chip
Your TV is equipped with V-Chip technology which enables you to block channels or content
that you feel to be inappropriate for children, based on US and Canada rating guidelines.
V-Chip has no effect on video signals from a DVD discs, VCR tapes or Camcorder connection.
Note: Some programs, and movies are broadcast without a ratings signal. Even if you set
up V-CHIP ratings limits, these programs will not be blocked. See page 28 for information
on how to block unrated programs.
Note (for Canadian viewers): The V-Chip function is based on specifications designed for
the United States and therefore may not work properly in Canada.
You can customize the V-Chip settings of your television to match your personal tastes. The
V-Chip menu below is the starting point for your V-Chip settings
You can use US V-Chip settings (for programming broadcast from the United States), Canadian
V-Chip settings (for programming broadcast from Canada), and movie ratings. You may use
any or all of the settings (US V-Chip, Canada V-Chip, Movie ratings). Descriptions for setting
each of the three V-Chip formats appear in the next six pages along with descriptions of the
rating categories.
To access the rating categories:
Press the MENU button
π†
è
To V-CHIP
To operate (Lock icon
will appear)
Press ZERO to access the V-Chip menu
è
π†
To turn V-Chip ON or OFF (V-Chip must be
turned ON for rating settings to operate)
To move to SET US TV RATINGS,
SET MOVIE RATINGS, or SET CANADIAN RATINGS (see following pages for
descriptions of each item)
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Initial Setup
Unrated Programs
Unrated programming refers to any programming which does not contain a rating signal.
Programming on television stations which do not broadcast rating signals will be placed in the
“Unrated Programming” category.
Examples of Unrated programs:
•
•
•
•
•
Emergency Bulletins
News
Public Service Announcements
Sports
Some Commercials
•
•
•
•
Locally Originated Programming
Political Programs
Religious Programs
Weather
Note:
• TV programs or movies that do not have rating signals will be blocked if the unrated
category is set to BLOCK.
Directions to Block Unrated Programs
You can block programs that are not rated.
Press the MENU button
π†
è
To V-CHIP
To operate (The lock icon
appears)
Press ZERO to access V-Chip setup options
π†
è
To UNRATED
To VIEW or BLOCK
Press EXIT when done
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Initial Setup
US V-Chip Ratings
U.S. PARENTAL RATING SYSTEMS
Programs with the following ratings are appropriate for children.
 TV Y is Appropriate for All Children
Programs are created for very young viewers and should be suitable for all ages, including
children ages 2 - 6.
 TV Y7 is for Older Children
Most parents would find such programs suitable for children 7 and above. These programs
may contain some mild fantasy violence or comedic violence, which children should be able
to discern from reality.
Programs with the following ratings are designed for the entire audience.
 TV G stands for General Audience
Most parents would find these programs suitable for all age groups. They contain little or no
violence, no strong language, and little or no sexual dialog or situations.
 TV PG Parental Guidance Suggested
May contain some, but not much, strong language, limited violence, and some suggestive
sexual dialog or situations. It is recommended that parents watch these programs first, or
with their children.
 TV 14 Parents Strongly Cautioned
Programs contain some material that may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14
including possible intense violence, sexual situations, strong coarse language, or intensely
suggestive dialog. Parents are cautioned against unattended viewing by children under 14.
 TV MA Mature Audiences Only
These programs are specifically for adults and may be unsuitable for anyone under 17 years
of age. TV MA programs may have extensive V, S, L, or D.
Viewing Guidelines
In addition to the ratings categories explained above, information on specific kinds of
content are also supplied with the V-Chip rating. These types of content may also be
blocked. The content types are:
•
•
•
•
V/FV is for VIOLENCE/FANTASY VIOLENCE
S stands for SEXUAL CONTENT
L stands for strong LANGUAGE
D stands for suggestive DIALOG
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Initial Setup
Setting US V-Chip Ratings
Press the MENU button
π†
è
To V-CHIP
To operate (lock icon
appears)
Press ZERO to access the V-Chip menu
è
π†
è
To turn V-Chip ON or OFF
To move to SET US TV RATINGS
To operate
Directions to set US V-Chip Ratings
Line up the cursor in the column (TV PG, TV G, etc.) with the content row (V/FV, S, etc.) and
press the π or † to move the cursor to the correct location. Press √ or ® to turn the
locking feature on or off. An item is locked if the
icon appears instead of a “—”.
For example. To block viewing of all TV 14 shows, move the cursor to the top row of that
column and add a lock icon. Once you’ve put a lock on the top row, everything in that column
is automatically locked.
π†
è
π†
è
To the TV 14 Column
To turn on the lock
To FINISH
To save settings and exit
Press the EXIT button when finished
Note:
• If you want to change the setup, move the cursor to the top column and change the lock
icon to “—” by pressing √ or ® again. You may then select individual categories to block.
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Initial Setup
Movies Ratings
 NR – Not Rated
This is a film which has no rating. In many cases these films were imported from countries
which do not use the MPAA ratings system. Other NR films may be from amateur producers
who didn’t intend to have their film widely released.
NR (Not Rated) Programming may contain all types of programming including
children’s programming, foreign programs, or adult material.
 G – General Audience
In the opinion of the review board, these films contain nothing in the way of sexual content,
violence, or language that would be unsuitable for audiences of any age.
 PG – Parental Guidance
Parental Guidance means the movie may contain some contents such as mild violence,
some brief nudity, and strong language. The contents are not deemed intense.
 PG-13 – Parents Strongly Cautioned
Parents with children under 13 are cautioned that the content of movies with this rating may
include more explicit sexual, language, and violence content than movies rated PG.
 R – Restricted
These films contain material that is explicit in nature and is not recommended for
unsupervised children under the age of 17.
 NC-17 – No One Under 17
These movies contain content which most parents would feel is too adult for their children
to view. Content can consist of strong language, nudity, violence, and suggestive or explicit
subject matter.
 X – No One under 18
Inappropriate material for anyone under 18.
Directions to set Movie (MPAA) Ratings
Press the MENU button
π†
è
To V-CHIP
To operate (Lock icon
appears)
Press ZERO to access V-Chip setup options
π†
è
To SET MOVIE RATINGS
To enter movies menu
For example:
To block viewing of X and NC-17 rated from shows:
π†
è
π†
è
π†
è
To the X Column
To turn on the lock
To the NC-17 Column
To turn on the lock
To FINISH
To save settings and exit
Press the EXIT button when finished
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Canadian V-Chip Ratings
 E – Exempt
Exempt programming includes: news, sports, documentaries and other information
programming, talk shows, music videos, and variety programming.
 C – Programming Intended for Children
Violence Guidelines: 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.
 C8+ – Programming Intended for Children 8 and Over
Violence Guidelines: Any realistic depictions of violence will be infrequent, discreet, of low
intensity and will show the consequences of the acts. There will be no offensive language,
nudity or sexual content.
 G – General Audience
Programming will contain little violence and will be sensitive to themes which could affect
younger children.
 PG – Parental Guidance
Programming intended for a general audience, but which may not be suitable for younger
children. Parents may consider some content not appropriate for children aged 8-13.
 14+ – 14 Years and Older
Parents are strongly cautioned to exercise discretion in permitting viewing by pre-teens and
early teens. Programming may contain mature themes and scenes of intense violence.
 18+ – Adult
Material intended for mature audiences only.
Directions to set Canadian V-Chip Ratings
Press the MENU button
π†
è
To V-CHIP
To operate (lock icon
appears)
Press ZERO to access V-Chip setup options
π†
è
To SET CANADIAN RATINGS ENG (for English)
To enter ratings menu
For example:
To block viewing of programming rated 14+ and 18+:
π†
To the 18+ Column
To turn on the lock
π†
To the 14+ Column
To turn on the lock
To FINISH
To save settings and exit
Press the EXIT button when finished
è
è
π†
è
Note:
• For instructions on “SET CANADIAN RATINGS FRE (in French)”, please see page 32 in the
French side of this user’s guide.
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Initial Setup
Set Lock Code
Channel guard and V-Chip settings are protected by a four-digit lock code. Your TV comes
pre-set with a lock code of “0000”. You may change the code to any four-digit number you
wish. To change the lock code, follow the steps below.
Press the MENU button
π†
è
To SET LOCK CODE
To operate (lock icon
appears)
Press ZERO to access the lock code
The first digit will be highlighted
è
π†
To select the number
To move to the next digit
Continue to follow these directions for all four numbers
π†
è
To FINISH
To save settings and exit
(your lock code is now set)
Press the EXIT button when finished
When a viewer attempts to watch a blocked channel, this message appears:
THIS PROGRAMMING EXCEEDS
YOUR RATING LIMITS.
PLEASE ENTER LOCK CODE BY
10 KEY PAD TO UNLOCK IT.
NO. - - - The channel will remain blocked until the correct lock code is entered (see above for
information on setting your lock code).
Notes:
• After a power interruption you must reset the lock code.
• Write your lock code number down and keep it hidden from potential viewers.
• If you forget the lock code, a new code may be set using the steps listed above.
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Initial Setup
Language
The language function is described on page 17 as the interactive plug-in menu. If you need to
choose the language again, follow the steps below.
Press the MENU button
π†
è
To LANGUAGE
To choose a language: ENG. (English), FRAN.
(French) or ESP. (Spanish)
Press the EXIT button when finished
Closed Caption
Many broadcasts now include an onscreen display of dialog called closed captions. Some
broadcasts may also include displays of additional information in text form. Your television can
access and display this information using the closed caption feature. To activate the closed
caption feature, follow the steps below.
Press the MENU button
π†
è
π†
è
π†
è
To CLOSED CAPTION
To operate
To select CAPTION or TEXT
To select a caption (CC1 to CC4) or text
channel (T1 to T4)
To accept that selection and move to FINISH
To save settings and exit
Press the EXIT button when finished
Notes:
• Closed caption subtitles are usually found on closed caption channel CC1. Some programs
may include additional text information which is usually found on text channel T1. The other
channels are available for future use.
• Closed captioning may not work correctly if the signal being received is weak or if you are
playing a video tape.
• Most broadcasts containing closed captioning will display a notice at the start of the
program.
• To select the mode, press the C.C. button. See page 45.
XDS ID
XDS ID Display provides a channel’s call letters, the network’s name, and even a program
name. The XDS ID information is provided by the broadcaster.
Press the MENU button
π†
è
To XDS ID
To turn ON or OFF
Press the EXIT button when finished
• For models AV-20D304 and AV-27D304.
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Initial Setup
Front Panel Lock
This allows you to lock the keys on the front of the TV, so that a child may not accidentally
change your viewing preferences.
Press the MENU button
π†
è
To FRONT PANEL LOCK
To turn ON or OFF
Press the EXIT button when finished
You can turn off this feature in the following ways:
• Unplug the power cord, and plug it back in. Do this if your batteries die, or you lose your
remote control.
• Use the remote control.
• Press the MENU button on the front of the TV for more than 3 seconds. In this case, the OSD
for FRONT PANEL LOCK will appear.
Note:
• To turn ON/OFF the TV, press the power button for more than 3 seconds. This feature will
remain ON.
Auto Shut Off
This function automatically shuts off your TV when there is no signal from the channel the
TV is on.
Press the MENU button
π†
è
To AUTO SHUT OFF
To turn ON or OFF
Press the EXIT button when finished
• If the channel that you have on does not receive a signal for more than one minute,
the blinking text “NOT RECEIVING A SIGNAL” appears on the screen, and starts the
countdown. If no signal is being received within 10 minutes, the TV shuts itself off.
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Picture Adjust
Picture Settings
These settings allow you to change and adjust the way the picture appears on your television.
TINT
Tint allows you to adjust the levels of red and green in your TV picture.
COLOR
The color function lets you make all the colors in the TV picture appear either more vivid or
subtle.
PICTURE
Picture allows you to adjust the levels of black and white on the TV screen, giving you a darker
or brighter picture overall.
BRIGHT
You can adjust the overall brightness of the TV picture with the Bright control.
DETAIL
The Detail feature adjusts the level of fine detail displayed in the picture.
Adjust the Picture Settings
Press the MENU button
π†
è
è
π†
To TINT, COLOR, PICTURE, BRIGHT or
DETAIL
To enter
To adjust the setting
To move to the next setting
Press the EXIT button when finished
Note:
• If you press the 0 button, you can reset the setting to the factory default setting.
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Picture Adjust
Color Temperature
You can decide how strong or dull the colors appear on the TV screen.
Press the MENU button
π†
è
è
To COLOR TEMPERATURE
To enter
To set LOW or HIGH
Press the EXIT button when finished
• For models AV-27D304 and AV-20D304 only.
Note: If you press the 0 button, you can reset the color temperature to “LOW”.
Noise Muting
This feature inserts a blank blue screen over channels which are not broadcasting or are too
weak to be received clearly.
Press the MENU button
π†
To NOISE MUTING
è
To turn noise muting ON or OFF
Press the EXIT button when finished
Note:
• Noise muting will not work during auto tuner setup or when you operate channel summary.
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Sound Adjust
Sound Settings
These settings allow you to change and adjust the way the picture appears on your television.
BASS – You can increase or decrease the level of low-frequency sound in the TV’s audio with
the bass adjustment.
TREBLE – Use treble to adjust the level of high-frequency sound in your TV’s audio.
BALANCE – Adjust the level of sound between the TV’s left and right speakers with the
balance setting.
Adjust the Sound Settings
Press the MENU button
π†
è
π†
To BASS, TREBLE or BALANCE
To adjust the setting
To move to the next setting
Press the EXIT button when finished
Notes:
• You can reset the sound adjustments (BASS TREBLE and BALANCE) you set at once as the
default setting when you select reset.
• If you press the 0 button, you can reset the setting to the factory default setting.
MTS (Multi-Channel Television Sound)
MTS technology allows several audio signals to be broadcast at once, giving you a choice
in what you wish to hear with a TV program. In addition to mono or stereo sound, an
MTS broadcast may also include a second audio program (SAP).
Press the MENU button
π†
è
To MTS
Select the mode
(The ON AIR arrow tells you if a broadcast is in stereo and/or contains an SAP).
Press the EXIT button when finished
Notes:
• Keep the TV in stereo mode to get the best sound quality. The sound will work in stereo
mode even if a certain broadcast is in mono sound only.
• Choose the mono setting to reduce excessive noise on a certain channel or broadcast.
• Selecting SAP will allow you to hear an alternative soundtrack, if one is available.
• MTS is unavailable if your television’s input source is in input 1, 2, or 3 mode, as described
on page 45.
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Clock/Timers
Set Clock
The set clock function is described on page 18 as the interactive plug-in menu. You can
choose to set the clock automatically, or manually. If you need to set the clock again, follow
the steps below.
Press the MENU button
π†
To SET CLOCK
è
To operate
When you set the clock automatically, choose AUTO by pressing the
π†
To TIME ZONE
è
To select your time zone
π†
To D.S.T. (daylight savings time)
è
To turn D.S.T. ON or OFF
†
To FINISH
è
√ or ® arrows.
To save settings
Press the EXIT button when finished
When you set the clock manually, choose MANUAL by pressing the
π†
To move to the hour
è
To set the hour
π†
To move to minutes
è
To set the minutes
†
To START CLOCK
è
To operate
√ or ® arrows.
THANK YOU!!
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Clock/Timers
On/Off Timer
The on/off timer lets you program your television to turn itself on or off. You can use it as an
alarm to wake up, to help you remember important programs, or as a decoy when you’re not
home.
Press the MENU button
π†
To ON/OFF TIMER
è
è
To operate (begins with ON TIME)
To set the hour (AM/PM) you want the TV to turn
on
†
To move to minutes
è
To set the minutes
†
To accept ON TIME and move to OFF TIME (the time the TV will turn off). Set the
OFF TIME the same way as ON TIME
†
To accept OFF TIME and move to CHANNEL
è
To select channel
†
To ON VOLUME
è
†
è
†
To set the volume level
To move to MODE
Choose ONCE or EVERYDAY
To ON/OFF TIMER
è
Choose YES to accept the timer setting, choose NO if you don’t wish to accept
†
To FINISH
è
To save settings
Press the EXIT button when finished
Notes:
• The on/off time cannot be set to locked or guarded channels.
• In order for the on/off timer to work, the clock must be set.
• After a power interruption, the timer settings must be reset.
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Button Functions
Power
Turns the TV on or off.
Press the POWER button
Number Buttons - 10Key Pad
Use the number buttons on the remote control to move directly to a specific channel. For
example, to move to channel 7:
0 (Zero)
7 (Seven)
Channel +/–
Use these buttons to move up or down all the available channels your TV is able to recieve.
Volume +/–
Use these buttons to raise or lower the TV’s volume level.
100+ Button
Use the 100+ button to directly access channels above channel 99. For example, to move to
channel 124, press 100+, 2 (Two), 4 (Four).
Menu
The MENU button allows you to access JVC’s onscreen menu system. Press MENU to activate
the onscreen menu system.
• See individual topics like “Sound Adjust” for specific information on using menus.
Exit
Use this button to enter or exit the TV’s onscreen menus.
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Button Functions
Return +
The RETURN+ button has two functions:
Return - Returns to the channel viewed just before the channel currently onscreen.
Return+ - Lets you program a specific channel to return to while scanning through the
channels using the CH+ and CH– buttons.
RETURN+ and hold for three seconds
RETURN CHANNEL
PROGRAMMED !
The channel currently active has been programmed as your return+ channel. Now scan
through the channels using the CHANNEL+/– buttons.
RETURN+
You will return to your programmed channel.
• To cancel your Return+ channel, press and hold the RETURN+ button for three seconds. The
message “RETURN CHANNEL CANCELLED!” will appear.
• Return+ works only with the CH+/– buttons. Pressing any number key will cancel Return+.
Sleep Timer
The Sleep Timer can turn the TV off for you after you fall asleep. Program it to work in intervals
of 15 minutes, for a total time of up to 180 minutes.
Press the SLEEP TIMER button
Sleep Timer Message
20 seconds before the automatic shutoff, this message will appear:
GOOD NIGHT!!
PUSH SLEEP TIMER BUTTON
TO EXTEND.
You then have 20 seconds to press the sleep timer button to delay the shut off for another
15 minutes.
Muting
The MUTING button instantly turns the volume down completely when you press it. Press
MUTING and the volume level will instantly go to zero. To restore the volume to its previous
level, press MUTING again.
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Button Functions
Display
The display screen shows the current status of timers, inputs, and XDS ID.
Press the DISPLAY button
The screen to the right shows the following information:
• The current channel or AV input (Channel 05)
• The current time (12:20 pm)
• Sleep timer status/minutes remaining (The Sleep Timer
is off)
• On/off timer status (Set to turn on everyday at 7:00 PM,
off at 10:00 PM)
• Each Press of the DISPLAY button changes the display
mode:
Display - Full screen shown above
Time - Shows the current time only
Channel - Shows the current channel
Off - Turns display off
Notes:
• You may also turn off the display at any step by pressing MENU.
• If the clock, sleep timer or on/off timer are not set, the display screen will show:
“CLOCK NOT SET”, “SLEEP TIMER OFF”, and “ON/OFF TIMER OFF” respectively.
Video Status
The VIDEO STATUS button gives you a choice of four TV picture display settings, including a
display of your own preferences.
STANDARD - Resets the picture display to the factory settings.
DYNAMIC - Heightens contrast.
THEATER - Gives a rich, film-like look to video when viewing in a dimly lit room.
(AV-27D304, AV-20D304 and AV-27D104 only)
SPORTS - When you watch a sports program.
(AV-27430, AV-27432, AV-32430 and AV-32432 only)
GAME - Used for when you are playing video games connected to your TV.
Press the VIDEO STATUS button
By every press of the video status button, you change the mode.
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Button Functions
Sound
RM-C1253G only
The SOUND button give you a choice of two sound effects.
Hyper Surround - Creates a deep, three-dimensional sound effect by channeling the audio
through the TV’s front-firing speakers.
BBE - BBE high definition audio adds natural, clear and extraordinary sound quality to any
program.
Press the SOUND button
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To select HYPER SURROUND or BBE
To choose the setting
Press the EXIT when finished
Note: BBE is a registered trademark of BBE Sound, Inc. For U.S., licensed from
BBE Sound, Inc. under USP 4638258, 4482866 and 5510572. For Canada, licensed from
BBE Sound, Inc. BBE is a registered trademark of BBE Sound, Inc.
Hyper Surround
RM-C1255G and RM-C1254G only
Creates a deep, three-dimensional sound effect by channeling the audio through the TV’s
front-firing speakers. Press the HYPER SURR. (Hyper Surround) button to turn the effect on or
off.
HYPER SURROUND
ON
OFF
Game
RM-C1255G and RM-C203 only
Sets automatically the proper conditions for playing video game (previously connected in the
front input).
Press the GAME button
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Button Functions
TheaterPro D6500K
RM-C1253G and RM-C1254G only
The TheaterPro D6500K color temperature technology function makes sure that the video you
watch is set to the standard color temperature, so that what you see is as true to what the film
to video editors intended it to be.
Press the THEATER PRO button
Input
Selects the signal input source for the television: TV (for Antenna or Cable) or Video-1, 2, or
V2-Component or Video-3 for video devices like VCR’s, DVD players, or camcorders.
Press the INPUT button
C.C. (Closed Caption)
Use the C.C. (Closed Caption) button to select the mode of closed caption.
Press the C.C. button
• See page 34 when you set the caption/text mode.
TV/CATV Slide Switch
RM-C1253G, RM-C1254G, RM-C1255G only
Use either the television’s own tuner or a cable box to select channels. Set this switch to TV to
operate the television’s built-in tuner. Move the switch to CATV to operate a cable box.
Note:
• See page 20 for information on programming your remote for cable box operation.
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Button Functions
VCR/DVD Slide Switch
RM-C1253G, RM-C1254G, RM-C1255G only
You can control a VCR or DVD player with the buttons on the lower part of the remote control.
Move the slide switch to VCR or DVD to operate.
Notes:
• The remote is preset with the code 000 to control JVC-brand VCR’s. For any other
manufacturer’s brand VCR, please see the code chart and instructions on page 21.
• The remote is preset with the code 000 to control JVC-brand DVD players. For any other
manufacturer’s brand DVD player, please see the code chart and instructions on page 22.
VCR Buttons
Note: The RM-C203 remote controls can only be used with JVC-brand VCRs
You can use this remote control to operate the basic functions of your VCR. These functions
include: play, record, rewind, fast-forward, stop, pause, channel scan, TV/VCR, power on, and
power off.
Move the selector switch to VCR to operate.
• The remote is preset with the code 000 to control JVC-brand VCR’s. For any other
manufacturer’s brand VCR, please see the code chart and instructions on page 21.
DVD Buttons
RM-C1253G, RM-C1254G, RM-C1255G only
You can also use this remote control to operate the basic functions of your DVD player. These
functions include: play, rewind, fast-forward, stop, still/pause, previous/next, tray open/close,
power on, and power off.
Move the selector switch to DVD to operate.
• The remote is preset with the code 000 to control JVC-brand DVD players. For any other
manufacturer’s brand DVD player, please see the code chart and instructions on page 22.
Light
RM-C1253G only
Your remote control includes illuminated buttons for key features like Channel +/– and
Volume +/–. Press the LIGHT button to turn the illumination on for 4 seconds.
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Troubleshooting
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Warranty
For Canadian model televisions, see the separate sheet for Canadian
Warranty information.
JVC COMPANY OF AMERICA warrants this product and all parts thereof, except as set forth
below ONLY TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER AT RETAIL to be FREE FROM DEFECTIVE
MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP from the date of original retail purchase for the period
shown below (the “Warranty Period”) (PICTURE TUBE is covered for Two (2) years.)
Parts
Labor
1 YEAR
1 YEAR
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS VALID ONLY IN THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES, THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO.
WHAT WE WILL DO:
If this product is found to be defective within the warranty period, JVC will repair
or replace defective parts at no charge to the original owner. Such repair and
replacement services shall be rendered by JVC during regular business hours at
JVC authorized service centers. Parts used for replacement are warranted only for the
remainder of this Warranty Period. All products and parts thereof may be brought to
a JVC authorized service center on a carry-in basis. Televisions with a screen size of 25
inches and larger may be covered on an in-home basis where such service is available.
WHAT YOU MUST DO FOR WARRANTY SERVICE:
To determine if in-home service is available in your area, either contact the selling dealer
(retailer) or call 1-800-537-5722 to locate the nearest JVC authorized service center. Service
locations can also be obtained from our website http://www.jvcservice.com. In-home service,
if available, will require clear access to the Television by the service representatives. If inhome service is not available, carry in service will be provided.
If service is not locally available, box the product carefully, preferably in its original
carton, and ship, insured, with a copy of your bill of sale plus a letter of explanation of
the problem to the nearest JVC Factory Service Center, the name and location which will
be given to you by the toll free number.
If you have any questions concerning your JVC Product, please contact our Customer
Relations Department.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED:
This limited warranty provided by JVC does not cover:
1) Products which have been subject to abuse, accident, alteration, modification,
tampering, negligence, misuse, faulty installation, lack of reasonable care, or if
repaired or serviced by anyone other than a service facility authorized by JVC to
render such service, or if affixed to any attachment not provided with the products,
or if the model or serial number has been altered, tampered with, defaced or
removed;
2) Initial installation, installation and removal from “built-in” entertainment centers and
other mounting systems;
3) Operational adjustments covered in the Owner’s Manual, normal maintenance, video
and audio head cleaning;
4) Damage that occurs in shipment, due to an act of God, and cosmetic damage;
5) Signal reception problems and failures due to line power surge;
6) Video Pick-up Tubes/CCD Image Sensor, Cartridge, Stylus (Needle) are covered for
90 days from the date of purchase;
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Warranty
7) Accessories;
8) Batteries (except that Rechargeable Batteries are covered for 90 days from date of
purchase.)
There are no express warranties except as listed above.
THE DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILTY, IS LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS
WARRANTY HEREIN.
JVC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT, INCONVENIENCE,
OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
(INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE TO TAPES, RECORDS OR DISCS)
RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH
OF THIS WARRANTY, ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages or
limitations on how long the warranty lasts, so these exclusions or limitations may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other
rights which vary state to state.
JVC COMPANY OF AMERICA
1700 Valley Road
DIVISION OF JVC AMERICAS CORP.
Wayne, New Jersey 07470
http://www.jvcservice.com
REFURBISHED PRODUCTS CARRY A SEPARATE WARRANTY. THIS WARRANTY
DOES NOT APPLY FOR DETAILS OF REFURBISHED PRODUCT WARRANTY.
PLEASE REFER TO THE REFURBISHED PRODUCT WARRANTY INFORMATION
PACKAGED WITH EACH REFURBISHED PRODUCT.
For customer use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which is located either on the rear, bottom or
side of the cabinet.
Retain this information for future reference.
Model No.:
Purchase Date:
Serial No.:
Name Of Dealer:
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Authorized Service Centers
QUALITY
SERVICE
HOW TO LOCATE YOUR JVC SERVICE CENTER
TOLL FREE: 1 (800) 537-5722
http://www.jvc.com
Dear Customer,
In order to receive the most satisfaction from your purchase, please read the
instruction booklet before operating the unit. In the event that repairs are necessary,
please call 1 (800) 537-5722 for your nearest authorized servicer or visit our website
at www.JVC.com
Remember to retain your Bill of Sale for Warranty Service.
Do not service the television yourself
Caution
To prevent electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. There are no user serviceable
parts inside. Please refer to qualified service personnel for repairs.
Accessories
To purchase accessories for your JVC product, please call toll free:
1 (800) 882-2345 or on the web at www.JVC.com
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Specifications
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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JVC COMPANY OF AMERICA
Division of JVC Americas Corp.
1700 Valley Road
Wayne, New Jersey, 07470
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JVC CANADA, INC.
21 Finchdene Square
Scarborough, Ontario
Canada, M1X 1A7
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