RCA T13208 TV/VCR Combination Owner's Manual

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WARNING

To reduce the risk of fire or

electric shock, do not expose

this product to rain or moisture.

Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.

_b This symbol indicates

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

_This accompanying the product.

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

Attention: Pour eviter les chocs _lectriques, introduire

la lame la plus large de la fiche dans la borne correspondante de la prise et pousser jusq_ au fond.

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

FCCRegulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may void the user's authority to operate it.

If fixed (non-moving) images are left on the screen for long periods, they may be permanently imprinted on the picture tube.

Such images include network Iogos, phone numbers, and video games.

This damage is not covered by your warranty.

Extended viewing of channels displaying these images should be avoided.

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

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

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

Product Registration

Please fill out the product registration card and return it immediately.

Returning the card allows us to contact you if needed.

Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and record the serial and model numbers in case you need them. The numbers are located on the back of the television.

Model No.

Serial No.

Purchase Date:

Dealer/Add ress/Phone:

Introduction

Key Features Overview

Your TV/VCR is equipped with features that will add to your TV/VCR viewing experience.

The following information summarizes a few of these features.

Chapter 2 provides more information about the rest of the TV/VCR's features and how to use them.

V-Chip: Parental Controls

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

Requirements:

• Set up the Parental ControL_ menu in the TV/VCR's main menu (Chapter 2 has details).

• The broadcasters must use the rating system when lhey send flae program to your TV/VCR in order for your TV/VCR to block the program.

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Introduction

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

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

Chapter 1: Connections & Setup

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connection Pictures ...................................................................................................

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

Connection: TV/VCR + Antenna .......................................................................................

Connection: TV/VCR + Cable Box ...................................................................................

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Set the Menu Language (Escoja un idioma/Choisissez une langue) ..................... 10

Initial Setup .....................................................................................................................

Adding or Removing Channels ................................................................................

Setting the Signal Type (optional) ...........................................................................

Complete Auto Channel Search ..............................................................................

VCR Basics .......................................................................................................................

Playing a Tape ...........................................................................................................

Automatic Rewind ...................................................................................................

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Basic Recording ........................................................................................................

Checking the Safety Tab ..........................................................................................

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

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Chapter 2: Using the TV/VCR's Features

Parental Controls and V-Chip .........................................................................................

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

V-Chip TV Rating Limit .............................................................................................

Blocking Specific Content Themes ..........................................................................

Viewing Specific Content Themes ...........................................................................

V-Chip Movie Rating Limit .......................................................................................

V-Chip Unrated Program Block ...............................................................................

Front Panel Block .....................................................................................................

Lock/Unlock Parental Controls ................................................................................

Recording Features .........................................................................................................

Recording Speeds .....................................................................................................

Recording Pause .......................................................................................................

Types of Recording ...................................................................................................

Express Recording (XPR) ..........................................................................................

Timer Recording .......................................................................................................

Picture Search Options ...................................................................................................

Tracking ...........................................................................................................................

Time Counter ..................................................................................................................

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Chapter 3: Using the TV/VCR's Menu System

How to Use Your TV/VCR's Menu System .....................................................................

Screen Menu ...................................................................................................................

Time Menu ......................................................................................................................

Additional Setup Features in the Menu ........................................................................

Chapter 4: Other Information

Troubleshooting ..............................................................................................................

Care and Cleaninc ..........................................................................................................

Front Panel ......................................................................................................................

RCA TV/VCR Limited Warranty ......................................................................................

Index ................................................................................................................................

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Chapter

1

Connections & Setup

Chapter Overview:

• Things to Consider Before You Connect

Choose Your Connection

Connections

Plug in theTV/VCR

Put Batteries in the Remote

Turn on the TV/VCR

Initial Setup

VCR Basics

Buttons on the Remote Control

Changing Entertainment.

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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.

• Turn off the TV/VCR and/or component belk)re you connect or disconnect any cables.

• Make sure all antennas and cables are properly grounded.

ReR:r to the hnportant

SalE.guards sheet packed with your TV/VCR.

Protect Components from Overheating

• Don't block ventilation holes on any of the components.

Arrange lhe components so that air can circulate freely.

• Don't stack components.

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

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

Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference

• Insert each cable firmly into fl_e designated jack.

• If you place components above the TV/VCR, route all cables down the side of lhe back of the TV/VCR instead of straight down the middle of the back of the TV/VCR.

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

Important Stand and Base Safety Information

Choose fl_e location for your TV/VCR carefully.

Place fl_e "I_/VCR on a stand or base that is of adequate size and strength to prevent the TV/VCR fl'om being accidentally tipped over, pushed off, or pulled off. This could cause personal injui T and/or damage the "lW/VCR. Refer to the

Important Safeguards sheet packed with your TV/VCR.

Use Indirect Light

Don't place fl_e "lW/VCR where sunlight or room lighting will be directed toward fl_e screen.

Use soft or indirect lighting.

Connection Pictures

Audio/video cables are usually bundled together.

For better visibility, tl_e connection pictures in this book show each cable separately (audit) left, audio right, and video).

Chapter1

Connections

Choose Your Connection

"II_ere are several ways Io connect your TV/VCR. Please use lhe following chart to determine which connection is best for you. Proceed to the appropriate page and connect your TV/VCR.

Components

Cables

Needed

Connection

Title

TV/VCR + Antenna

Go to...

page 8

Setup

Coaxial

Audio/video

TV/VCR + Cable Box page 9

Cables Needed to Connect Components to Your TV/VCR

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

Notes: Audio/Video cables (A/V cables fiar short) are usually soM as a bundled set, but the connection pictures in this book shou each cable separate{Friar better visibilit g.

Audio/Video cables Coaxial cable

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Connections _ Setup

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IN _ROM INPUT

AUDIO VIDEO

Do not connect a dipole antenna if you plan to connect a different type of indoor or outdoor antenna or cable system. This connection may require additional accessories not provided.

Connection:

TV/VCR + Antenna

1.

Insert your antenna into your TV/VCR

Insert the antenna base into the pocketed slot on the back of your TV/VCR until it locks into place.

2.

Connect the cable to your TV/VCR

Connect the cable from the antenna adapter to the IN FROM ANTENNA or IN FROM ANT iack on the back of the TV/VCR.

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Chapter 1

Chapter I

Connections _ Setup

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CABLEBOX

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From C_ble Line

Connection: TV/VCR + Cable Box

1.

Connect the cable box to TV/VCR

Connect a coaxial cable to the "IV OUT Jack on the cable box and to the 1N FROM ANTENNA jack on lhe "lW/VCR.

2.

Connect the cable line to your cable box

Connect the coaxial cable feed to CABLE 1N Jack on the cable box.

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Connections _ Setup

Plug in the TV/VCR

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

Put Batteries in the Remote

1.

Remove the battery compamnent cow:r on the re1:r_ote.

2.

Insert new batteries.

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

3.

Put the battery comparh:rmnt cover back on the remote.

Turn on the TV/VCR

Press POWER on front of the TV/VCR or press "IV or VCR on the remote. The indicator in the POWER button on the front of the TV/VCR will light when the

TV/VCR is on.

Set the Menu Language (Escoja un idioma/Choisissez une langue)

Your "IV menu language is set to English. If you need to set your "IV/VCR to a different language, follow ll_ese steps:

1.

Press Menu on the remote to display the TV/VCRMA1NMt_2VI./.

2.

Press 1 to select the SCREEN menu.

3.

Press 3 to choose between English, Spanish and French.

Initial Setup

There are several pret)rences to choose from flint customize your TV/VCR, such as selling channels and signal type. To complete the initial setup press MENU to access the TV/VCRMA1NMt_2V_ dmn press 5 to select Setup. Complete the following steps to setup your "IV correctly.

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Chapter I

Connections Setup

Complete Auto Channel Search

The Auto Channel Search allows the TV/VCR to search _r all channels viewable through your antenna or cable TV system. This is sometimes called "auto programming."

1.

Press MENU on the remote to display the TV/VCRMA1NMt;2VI./.

2.

Press 5 to display the SETUP menu.

3.

Press 1 to start Auto Channel Search.

Allow the TV/VCR to search for all channels.

Pressing any buttons during the Auto Channel Search will stop the search and only some channels will be in the TV/VCR's memory.

When the search is complete the TV/VCR will automatically tune to the first channel in the channel memol T list.

Adding or Removing Channels

You might want to add or remove channels if some of them are not active, have weak signals, or you do not want fl_em in your channel memory. A channel that has been removed can still be selected by pressing the remote control's number buttons.

1.

Press MENU on the remote to display the TV/VCRMAINMENLI

2.

Press 5 to display the SETUP menu.

3.

Press 2 to display the ADD/REMO_" C_NNELS screen directions to add or remove a channel.

screen.

Follow the on-

4.

You can add or remove more channels by entering the channel number or pressing CHAN up or down.

Setting the Signal Type (optional)

The TV/VCR automatically selects the signal type (cable or antenna) _r you during lhe Auto Channel Search. If you want to change the signal type, follow the directions below.

1.

Press MENU on the remote to display |he TV/VCRMA1NMENU.

2.

Press 5 to display the SETUP menu.

3.

Press 5 to choose between the ANTENNA and CABLE.

After changing the signal type, you might need to re-enter the channel number you are trying to receive. You might also need to run the Auto

Channel Search again.

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Connections Setup

VCR Basics

Now that you've finished lhe initial setup, you can watch "IV. You can also begin using your

VCR. In order to begin, you must first understand some basic concepts.

Playing a Tape

1.

Insert a tape in the TV/VCR.

If fine Auto Play feature is set to ON, the tape automalically begins playback

(if the sal)ly tab on the cassette is removed).

See Chapter 3 for more details on Auto Play.

• Press RFWD or REW (FF or REW on lhe remote) to position the tape.

• Press PLAY (if necessary) to begin "tape play.

• Press PAUSE for stop action.

• Press TRACKING up or down (TRACKING + or - on the remote con_ol) to remove any streaks from the picture, if necessary.

• Press STOP to stop tape play.

• Press EJECT on the "lW/VCR to eject the tape. You can also press and hold tim stop button the on the remote control for three seconds.

Automatic Rewind

The TV/VCR automatically rewinds the tape when it roaches the end of lhe cassette during playback.

While rewinding, you can press lhe OFF bullon on lhe remote and lhe "lW/VCR will eject the tape and turn off after rewinding.

Basic Recording

1.

Set the tape speed by pressing lhe SPEED button on |he remote.

See

Chapter 2 for more details on tape speed.

2.

Press the RECORD bulton to begin recording.

3.

Press STOP when you want to stop recording.

If you want to pause the recording for a short time (such as during a commercial), press PAUSE instead of STOP.

Checking the Safety Tab

No matter which recoMing option you use, make sure _ere is a tape in the

TV/VCR wilh its safely tab in place. You cannot record on a tape with the sal)ly tab removed.

If the safety tab is removed and you want to record on it, simply cover the hole with adhesive tape.

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REW PLAY FF

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STOP PAUSE REC

DISPLAY SLEEP

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MUTE

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CLEAR MENU RESET

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PREV

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Connections Setup

The Buttons on the Remote

Control

Your backlil remora has a light bullon (i_1) that glows in llle dark. Press this button to light the CH ^/v and VOL </> buttons.

"II_e remote buttons remain lit when they are pressed within a few seconds of each other. If a button is not pressed wilhin approximately seven seconds, the light turns off" to conserve battery power.

0-9 (Number buttons) through the remote control.

Enter channel numbers and time settings direclly

To enter a two-digit channel, press the two digits. To enter a three-digit channel, press and hold lhe fii:st digil for two seconds until two dashes appear to dc_e right of dc_enumber, lllen add lhe second two. Example: to tune to channel 123, press and hold 1 for two seconds, press 2, then press 3.

CII (up and down) buttons Scan up or down through stored channels.

Press once to change the channel up or down; press and hold to continue changing channels.

CLEAR Removes any menu or display from the screen and returns you to

TV viewing.

DISPLAY Displays TV/VCR's current slams. Displays time counter when a "tape is inserted.

Press again to remove display.

F. ADV (Frame Advance) Advances the tape one frame at a time when the tape is in PAUSE mode. Also last lk)rwards the "tape through a commercial when a "tape is playing.

FF (Fast Forward) Fast forwards the tape when the TV/VCR is stopped.

Also searches the picture in forward motion during playback.

MENU Displays the TV/VCR's Main menu.

MUTE Lowers the TV/VCR w)lume to ils minimum level. Press again to restore volume.

OFF Turns the TV/VCR otT.

PAUSE Pauses lhe tape during playback.

Also pauses the tape during recording to prevent recording of unwanted scenes.

PLAY Plays a tape.

PREY (Previot_ channel) Switches between the last two channels selected.

RE(3 (Record) Starts TV/VCR recording.

Used for express recording.

RESET Resets video functions to factory settings.

Also used to reset time for wake-up timer and alarm.

REW (Rewind) Rewinds the tape when the TV/VCR is stopped.

Also searches the picture in reveme during playback.

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Connections Setup

SKIP/SEARCH Operates Commercial Skip during TV viewing.

(This only works when there is no tape in the TV/VCR). Displays INDEX, ZERO, and BLANK search screens when tape is inserted in the TV/VCR. Operates Commercial Scan by advancing tape 60 seconds during playback.

SLEEP Sets TV/VCR to automatically turn off in 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes

SPEED (Tape Speed) Selects a recording speed (SLP, SP, or LP).

STOP Stops functions such as record, play, rewind, last lk_rward, and pause.

TRACK - and + (Tracking down and up) Allows the manual reduction of streaks which may appear on the picture during regular or slow-motion playback.

Reduces picture "jitter" during stop-action (paused) playback.

TV Turns on the "lW/VCR.

WCR Turns on |he "IAT/VCR.

VOL (up and down) buttons Decrease or increase the TV/VCR w_lume.

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Chapter

Using the TV/VCR's

Features

Chapter Overview:

• Parental Controls and V-Chip

Recording Features

Picture Search Options

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Changing Entertainment.

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Using the "T NCR Features

Parental Controls and V-Chip

The Parental Controls menu allows you to program your "IV/VCR so lhat children cannot see certain programs, channels, or use lhe front panel consols.

The first three choices in the Parental Controls menu involve sot_ware inside your TV/VCR (rel_rred to as V-Chip) which allows you to block "IV programs and movies based on violence, sex, or other content you may believe children should not view. In other words, il lets you program your "IV/VCR so it won't display certain programs.

Once you block programs, you or other adults can unblock programs by entering a password.

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.

How V-Chip Works

When turned "on," the V-Chip sot_ware reads a code that most broadcasters send with programs.

"II_at code tells the sollware 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 lhe program contains, you will receive the message, "'II_is channel is not approved fi)r viewing," when you tune to that particular channel.

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.

You can also block out programs that have been given a rating of "Not Rated," and programs that are considered "unrated" because no code has been sent by the broadcaster.

The "IV age-based ratings and content lhemes you can block are listed in the following table.

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Age-Based

Rating

TV-MA

TV-14

TV-PG

TV-G

TV-Y7

TV-Y

Description and Content Themes for Age-Based Ratings

Mature Audience only.

Specifically designed to be viewed by adults and may be unsuitable t_)r children under i7.

It contains one or more of the following content themes: crucie indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), or graphic violence (V).

Parents Strongly Cautioned.

Contains some material that many pamms would find unsuitable fbr 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 i4 watch unattended.

This program contains one or more of the following content themes: intensely suggestive dialogue (D), strong coarse language (L), intense sexual situations (S), or intense violence (V).

Parental Guidance Suggested.

Contains material that parents may find unsuitable ff)r 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).

GeneralAudience.

Most parents would find this program suitable fbr all ages.

It contains little or no sexual dialogue (D) or situations (S), no strong language (L), and little or no violence (V).

Directed to children 7 years and older.

Designed for children ages 7 and above.

It may be more appropriate fbr children who have acquired the developmental skills needed to distinguish between makebelieve and reality.

Tl_emes and elements in this program may include mild fantasy violence (FV) or comedic violence, or may frighten children under the age of 7.

All Clldldren.

Themes and elements in this program are designed fbr a young audience, including children from ages 2-6.

It is not expected to f}ighten younger children.

V-Chip Rating Limit

The V-Chip Rating Limit lets you decide which TV programs can and cannot be viewed.

To set TV programming limits:

1.

Press MENU on the remote to display the TV/VCRMA1NM_2VLI

2.

Select Parental Controls (press 4).

3.

Select lhe V-Chip Rati*_ Limit (press 1).

4.

Use the number buttons 1-7 to change the status of TV program rating.

The following sections give you more details about how to change the status of

TV program limits.

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The V-Chip Rating Limit Screen

The following is an example of where ilems are located wilhin the Raling Limil screen.

Rating Status Field

Lets yoti select whether the status of the age-based rating limit to the left is View or Bkx'k.

Rating Field

Lets you select from a list of age-based ratings you can bk)ck or view.

Content Themes

Lists the content themes you can block or view.

Content Status Fields

Lets you setcct which content themes to view _)r the selected rating and whether the star,is of the content theme is currently

View (V) or Block (B).

Rating Settings Area

Lets you associated see the oarrent content.

The block/view

View, state of age_based

(V) settings are coded ratings in green, and and the

Block (B) settings are coded in red.

Tip

Rating field

Rating status field

Content status fields

When you change the status of a rating to

Block, the system will automatically block higher ratings and all corresponding content themes.

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 walch programs that have a TV-G rating and lower (in other words, you want lhe child to watch

TV-G, TV-Y7, and TV-Y), then you need to block out other programming higher ratings.

witll

To block programs with higher ralings:

1.

First, determine the lowest level ruling you don't want llle child to watch

(see chart of age-based ratings on next page).

2.

Continuously press 1 on file remote to scroll through the age-based ratings.

Keep scrolling until ll_e rating corresponding with llle lowest rating you do not want the child to watch appears on tim screen.

In the example discussed above, you would press 1 until TV-PG appears, since the highest rating you want tlle child to watch is TV-G.

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TV-MA

TV-14

TV-PG

TV-G

TV-Y7

TV- Y

Hierarchy of Age=Based Ratings

Mature Audience Only

Parents Strongly Cautioned

Parental Guidance Suggested

General Audience

Directed to Children 7years

and older

All Children

.

Press 2 to change the rating status from View (V) to Block (B). "II_e status for the rating listed to llle left and all higher ratings automatically changes to

Block (B).

4.

Press MENU on the remote to return to the Parental Controls menu.

Tip

To reset the ratings to View and V,press the RESET button on the remote.

Rating field

Rating status field

Content status fields

Viewing Age-Based Ratings

After you block age-based ratings, you have the option of changing some of tlle ratings back to View.

1.

Determine which blocked rating you want to view.

2.

Press 1 to scroll to the rating, such as TV-14, with a status of Block.

3.

Press 2 to change the status to View.

Note: The content status fields correspond#_q to the unblocked rating become View as well. 7bey and the age-based rating status are the on(): fields that automatically change back to View when you complete this process.

Note: You must remember to lock Parental Controls fiar rati*_g limits to take effect.

Content Themes

D

L

S

V

FV

TV-Y

Sexually explicit dialogue

Adult language

Sexual situations

Violence

Fantasy Violence

All Children

Blocking Specific Content Themes

You can block programs based on their content.

(Content is represented by the

D, L, S, V, FV and TV-Y on your screen.

See the beginning of lhis section for details.) When you block a content theme for a particular rating, you automatically block dmt content llleme for higher rated programs as well.

For example, if you do not want your child to watch programs that have adult language (D rated TV-PG or highei; then you could block out all programming

TV-PG and above containing adult language.

Chapter 2

(Steps explained on next page)

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Rating field

Rating status field

Content status fields

Content themes

To block program content:

1.

Determine the lowest level of content you don't want llle child to watch.

2.

Press 1 to scroll lhrough the age-based ratings until the rating lllat corresponds wi_h [he lowest content you do not want the child to watch appears.

(In lhe example above, you would scroll through the ratings until the TV-PG rating appeared.)

3.

Press the nmnber [o select the field corresponding wid_ the content theme you want to block out.

4.

After you press lhe numbei; the Vfor the content theme should change to B in llle content status field. All higher ratings' content theme will automatically change to B.

5.

Press MENU to return to the Parental Controls menu.

Note: Broadcastetx are not required to provide content themes or agebased ratings. Programs received with no content themes will only be

blocked if you block their age-based rati*_.

Note: You must remember to lock Parental Controls fi)r rating limits to take effect.

Rating field

Rating status field

Content status fields

Content themes

Viewing Specific Content Themes

If you block specific content _emes, you have _e option of going back and changing some of _e content _emes back _ (_ View:

1.

Determine the content themes you want to change to (V) View.

2.

Press 1 to scroll through the age-based ratings until the rating whose content dmme you want to change to View appears.

3.

Press lhe nmnber on the remote corresponding to a particular content theme status you want to view, such as tlle B under language (L) corresponding with TV-14.

4,

After you press the number, the B should change to Vin the content status field.

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: On(7 the content theme status corresponding to TV-14

(k) la*_quage changes to (V) View. Higher rated content themes, such as

that for TV-MA languag< dr) not change.

V-Chip Movie Rating Limit

You set movie rating limits by blocking movies rated above a specified level.

How to block movie ratings and view movie ratings is explained in the next two sections.

To access tlle V-CHIP MOFIE RATING LIMITmenu:

1.

Press MENU on the remote control 0he TV/VCRMAINMENUappears).

2.

Select Parental Controls (press 4).

3.

Select V-Cbip Movie Rating Limit (press 2).

Chapter 2

Rating field

Rating field

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Rating status field

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), dmn you could automatically block out all other movies with higher ratings.

To block movies:

1.

Determine the lowest rating you don't want llle child to watch.

2,

Continuously press 1 until the rating lhat corresponds with the lowest content you do not want lhe child to watch appears.

(In the example above, you would scroll through lhe ralings until PG-13, since the highest rating you want llle child to watch is PG.)

3.

Press 2 to change the status from View to Block. All higher ratings' status will automatically change to Block.

4.

Press MENU to exit.

Note: If Parental Controls are not locked, you must lock them so the movie rati_ limits will take effect.

Note: Some movies may be given a Not Rated (NR) rati*_g. After blocki*_g

movie ratings, you must set NR to View separately to view NR movies.

Rating

; fieM

Viewing Movie Ratings

A_r you block movie ratings, you have _e option of changing some of the rating status buttons back to View:

1.

Determine the movie ratings you want to change to View.

2.

Continuously press 1 until the rating appears that you want to view.

3.

Press 2 to change dm status from Block to View.

For example, if movies wilh a rating of PG-13 and higher are blocked, you can change dm rating status corresponding wilh NC-17. Your child would then be able to watch all movies with a G, PG, and NC-17 Rating.

4.

Press MENU to exit the screen, and be sure parental controls are locked.

V-Chip Unrated Program Block

Selecting this option lets you decide if programs that _e V-Chip recognizes as

"unrated" can be viewed.

Note that "unrated" "IV programs may include news, sports, political, religious, local and wealher programs, emergency bulletins, public announcements, and programs widlout ratings.

View All unrated programs are available.

Block All unrated programs are not available.

Note: You must remember to lock Parental Controls fiJr rati*_q limits to take effect.

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Front Panel Block

Selecting lhis option lets you block (disable) or unblock (enable) the TV/VCR's front panel. The remote still tunes to any channel.

Front Panel Block can:

• Keep children from watching "IV when the parent is not present.

• Keep young children from playing with the buttons.

(When using dlis as a Parental Control method, you should remove access to any remote tllat is capable of operating dm television while you have tlle front panel blocked.)

Don't forget to lock parental consols alter you change tim status. If you do not, tim front panel block will not take effect.

To set Front Panel Block:

1.

With the TV/VCR on, press and hold tile POWER buuon on the remote for approximately 6 seconds.

The indicator in the Power buuon flashes.

The indicator in tlae Power button flashes if the STOP/EJECT or POWER buttons on the front panel are pushed but nothing will happen.

2.

To turn ofl" tlle Front Panel Block, press and hold the POWER buuon for 6 seconds.

Lock/Unlock Parental Controls

Selecting this option lets you lock and unlock parenval controls settings using a password.

If you do not lock parental controls, none of the settings for v-Chip

Rating Limits or Unrated Programs will take effect.

If you forget your password, simultaneously press STOP/EJECT on the TV/VCR front panel and MENU on the remote. This resets the password, but not the limits you've set.

To Lock/Unlock Parental Controls:

1.

Press MENU to display the TV/VCRMAINMENK

2.

Select Parental Controls (press 4).

3.

Select Lock Parental Controls (press 4).

4.

Use the number buttons on your remote to enter a four-digit password.

Press CLEAR to make any corrections and MENU to exit.

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Recording Features

The VCR provides several different ways to record programs from lhe "IV. "II_e following pages explain how to use the types of recording feature.

Tape Speed Indicator

Recording Speeds

Press SPEED to select a recording speed.

• SP (Standard Play) gives the best quality recording; consequently, fewer programs can be recorded on the tape. Most pre-recorded, rental tapes are recorded in SP.

LP (Long Play) gives twice the recording time of tapes recorded in SP.

Special effects such as pause, slow motion, picture search, and frame advance are not recommended in this speed.

• SIP (Super Long Play) gives three times the recording time of tapes recorded in SP. Special effecl_s such as pause, slow motion, picture search, and frame advance work in this speed.

Cassette SP

Recording Time

SLP LP

T-120

T-160

2 hours 6 hours 4 hours

2hrs40min 8hours 5hrs20min

Recording Pause

This feature allows you to prevent recording short passages of unwanted material.

Press PAUSE during recoMing to temporarily stop and start recording.

While llle tape is paused, the front panel indicator light inside the REC button will flash.

The TV/VCR will automatically switch from pause to stop alter a few minutes to prevent tape wear:

Types of Recording

Your TV/VCR provides four ways to capture programming:

1.

Recording allows you to press one button to record a program.

2.

Express Recording (XPR) allows recording to start while a program is being watched.

This feature atttomatically stops recording at'ter a designated period of time.

3.

Timer Recording program lhe VCR for a daily, weekly, or onetime recording which will automatically start and stop at the times you set.

4.

Copying and Editing Tapes allows you to record from another VCR or camcorder.

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Express Recording (XPR)

Use XPR to quickly record the remaining portion of a program being watched.

XPR is a great way to capture the end of a sporting event that has run into overtime or a live broadcast that runs long.

XPR works in 30-minute increments.

You can capture tlle last 30, 60, 90, etc. minutes of programming (providing on "tape length, up to four hours).

To Activate XPR:

1.

Insert a tape will1 the safely vab in place into llle "I_./VCR. The "I_/VCR will tUITl on.

Each time you press RECORD, the

recording time increases 30 minutes.

2.

Select lhe channel wilh the desired programming.

To record from the

AUDIO/VIDEO 1N jacks, press INPUT. Two selections appear in the channel field. Press 1 to select VIDEO 1, the rear AUDIO/VIDEO 1N jacks.

Press 2 to select the front panel AUDIO/VIDEO 1N jacks.

Note: 7b override the preferred tape speed setting, press the SPEED button on the remote control repeatedly to to_le through SP or SLP choices.

3.

Press REC (RecoM) twice to start recording.

4.

Repeatedly press REC to set up the recoMing duration.

• Each press of REC adds 30 minutes of recording time.

• The TV/VCR automatically turns off alter recording for the amount of time set.

• To stop capturing XPR, press and hold the STOP button on the remote control or TV/VCR front panel for several seconds until "STOP" appeai:s on-screen.

5.

During express recording, press REC to display the time remaining on the screen.

Press t{EC again to increase the recording time. The TIMER REC indicator on the TV/VCR's front panel will light during express recording.

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Timer Recording

Timer recording allows you to program lhe TV/VCR to reco_ up to eight different programs.

This is useful if you plan on being away from home for a long period of time. Before setting the timer, make sure that the clock is set correctly.

To set a timer recording:

1.

Press MENU to display the TV/VCR MAIN MENU

2.

Press 3 to display the TIMER RECORIMNGS menu.

3.

Press 1 to Create a New Program.

4.

Select how often you want the program to record.

5.

Enter the data for the program wilh the number buttons.

The data includes the channel number (press INPUT to select the video line input), and start and end times (including AM or PM). The start date is automatically entered based on the "lW/VCR clock. Both the date and speed can be changed.

6.

Press SPEED to select a recording speed.

7.

Review the information to make sure it is correct, and then press MENU to save.

8.

Repeat steps 3-6 for additional programs.

9.

Insert a tape with safety tab intact before the recording is to begin. The

TIMER REC indicator on the TV/VCR's front panel will light when timer recording is set.

Note: If you turn off the TV/VCR, the 71MER REC indicator will flash il_

there is no cassette in the TWVCR or the safety tab is missi*_gfrom the cassette.

10. For cable box or satellile receiveg turn it on and tune it to the channel you want to record before the recording is to begin.

Checking or Clearing Timer Recordings

1.

Press MENU on the remote to display the TV/VCR MAIN MENU.

2.

Select Ttmer Recordings (press 3).

3.

Select Review Existing Progs. (press 2).

4.

Press CLEAR to erase a program.

5.

Press MENU to review the next program.

6.

After you have reviewed all of your programs press MENU to exit.

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Copying and Editing Tapes

Use anolher VCR or camcorder as the playback VCR and dm TV/VCR as the recording VCR.

Note: 7be unauthorized recordi_ of television programs and other materials may infringe upon the rights of othe*:_.

1,

Turn on the VCR or camcorder and the TV/VCR.

2.

,

Press 00 on lhe "lW/VCR's remote [o select the line input (VIDEO1 or

VIDEO2). Pressing 00 once tunes llle "lW/VCR to the AUDIO/VIDEO1 input jacks on the rear of the TV/VCR. Pressing twice tunes the TV/VCR to the

AUDIO/VIDEO2 input jacks on the front of [he TV/VCR.

Insert tlle tape you want to copy into the playback VCR or camcorder.

Insert a blank tape with the sal)ty tab intact into llle "lW/VCR.

4.

Start the playback VCR or camcoMer playing.

If lhe tape was not recoMed on the playback VCR, streaks may appear and you may need to adjust the tracking.

When you reach lhe place you want to begin copying, place the playback VCR or camcorder in play pause.

5,

6.

7,

8,

Press REC, then PAUSE on |he TV/VCR's remote.

Press PAUSE on both the VCR or camcorder and the TV/VCR's remote at llle same time to begin copying llle tape.

Edit out segments that you do not want to copy by pressing PAUSE on llle

TV/VCR's remote to pause the tape. Then, locate [lle next segment you want to copy on lhe playback VCR or camcorder by using FORWARD,

REVERSE, or PLAY. Press PAUSE on the playback VCR or camcorder.

Press

PAUSE at the same time on bo|h the VCR or camcorder and the TV/VCR's remote to resume copying.

Press STOP on I)oI11llle VCR or camcorder and the TV/VCR's remote when you are finished.

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Picture Search Options

"II_e most basic way to search during playback is using the FF (Fast Forward) or REW (Rewind) buttons.

"II_is section contains several other options available for searching a "tape.

Picture Search

You can search a tape during playback.

Sound is turned off during picture search. Search works well for tapes recorded in SLP speed.

1.

During playback, press FF to search forward or REW to search in reverse.

2.

Press PLAY to return to normal playback.

Frame Advance

Prame advance allows you to view one-stop action frm_qe at}er another during playback.

Frame advance works well for tapes recorded in SLP speed.

1.

Press PAUSE during playback to freeze the action.

2.

Press FR. ADV each time you want to view the next frame of the scene. Press and hold

FR. ADV to view the tape frame-by-frame.

3.

Press PAUSE or PLAY to return to normal playback.

Commercial Scan

This is useful for skipping commercials or short program segments.

Press SFJP/SEARCH during playback to advance the tape approximately 60 seconds.

Index Search

The TV/VCR automatically taco,s index ma_s on _e tape each time you begin recording.

During playback you can locate the program you want to play by the number of index marks. Your "lW/VCR has two index playback features.

You can select a specific index number or search by scan and play.

To Select Scan and Play Index Playback:

1.

Insert the pre-recorded tape and press STOP.

2.

Press SKIP/SEARCH on the remote to display the Index Search screen.

3.

Press FF on the remote to scan forward or REW to scan in reverse.

When the TV/VCR locates an index mark, it will stop and play a few seconds of the program following the mark.

4.

At any lime during the search, press PLAY to stop searching and begin playback, or press STOP to stop the search.

If the beginning or end of the "tape is reached during the search, the message "End of tape" appears.

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Foaturos

To Select a Specific Index Number for Index Playback:

1.

Insert the pre-recorded tape and press STOR

2.

Press SKIP/SEARCH on the remote to display the IND_SEA1,'CHscreen.

3.

Use the nmnber buttons (0-9) on the remote to enter the nmnber of llle index mark for which you want the TV/VCR to search.

4.

Press FP to search forward or REW to search in reverse.

When the TV/VCR locates llle index mark, it will begin playback.

When using index playback, llle following index marks may be skipped by the "lW/VCR:

• The mark closest to the cmxent location on the tape.

• The mark at the beginning of a recorded segment that is five minutes or less.

• The mark at the beginning of llle tape.

Zero Search

This feature allows you to quickly return to a time counter reading of 0:00:00.

This is especially convenient when you want to watch a segment of the "tape several times.

1.

Insert the pre-recorded tape and press STOP.

2.

Press DISPLAY twice to display only the time countei:

3.

Use PLAY, FF, or REW to locate the start of llle segment you want to repeat.

4.

Press CLEAR to reset the time counter to 0:00:00.

5.

Continue playing the tape and press STOP when you reach the end of the segment you want to repeat.

6.

Press SKIP/SEARCH twice to display the ZERO S_I,'CH screen.

The current time counter is displayed.

7.

Press REW or FF to relurn to 0:00:00. The tape rewinds or fast forwards to llle 0:00:00 and begins playing.

Blank Search

The TV/VCR will search _r blank portions of the tape that are more _an six seconds in length.

1.

Insert the pre-recorded tape and press STOP.

2.

Press SEARCH on the remote three times to display the BLANK S_I,'CH screen.

3.

Press FF to begin searching for a segment that is at least six seconds of blank tape.

4.

Press STOP to stop Blank Search.

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Tracking

Your TV/VCR has automatic tracking which removes streaks and "noise" from the picture.

Automatic tracking is activated when you insert a tape or turn on llle VCR. Occasionally you may need to manually adjust tracking, especially if the tape was recorded on a different VCR.

Use the T1LACK-/+ bultons to remove streaks and noise. You can also use tracking when pausing a tape to reduce the noise of the stilled picture.

When manually adiusting lhe picture, automatic tracking is turned off. To turn atttomatic tracking back on, eject the tape and reinsert it.

Tracking has no effect when recordingonly during playback.

Hours Minutes

Seconds

Time Counter

The time counter shows lhe actual time used in recording or playing back a tape. "II_e time counter helps locate the beginning or end of recorded events. It resets to 0:00:00 whenever a "tape is ejected frcmq the TV/VCR.

For example, if you record a 30-minute program at lhe beginning of a tape, rewind it, and then want to go to the end of the first program to start another recording:

1.

Press the INFO button twice to display only the ti1:qe counter.

2.

Press the CLEAR button to reset the time counter to 0:00:00.

3.

Press FF to advance a tape until the time counter reads 0:30:00.

4.

Press STOP. "II_is is the approximate end of a 30-minute program (you may want to press PLAY to verify). When llle tape is cued correctly, you can begin recording.

5.

Press lhe INFO button to remove the time counter frcmq the screen and return to the nomqal display mode.

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Chapter

Using the TV/VCR's

Menu System

Chapter Overview:

• How to Use the Different Types of Menus

Screen Menu

Time Menu

Additional Setup Features in the Menu

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How to Use Your TV/VCR's Menu System

You use dm buttons on dm remote to access the menu syste1:q and 1:qake changes to the settings.

The following pages explain how to use the different types of _:qenus to adiust the features of your TV/VCR.

Menus

The first menu is called the Main menu. Press MENU on the remote to [)ring up the Main menu.

Menus take you to am)ther menu or a control panel. To select a choice in a menu:

• Press a number button on the remote.

For example, in the Main menu press

1 to go straight to lhe Screen menu.

Tip

Feel free to explore the menu system. If you're ever unsure where you are in the menu system, or you're just plain tired o f exploring, press

CLEAR to remove the menus from the screen

and start over again.

Exiting a menu

There can be |hree ways to exit a menu:

• Press 0 on lhe remote if it is an option on-screen.

• Press MENU if it is an option on-screen.

• Press CLEAR. The on-screen displays are cleared from the screen and you return to *IWviewing.

Screen Menu

Picture _ality picture looks.

Displays the live. slider controls for adjusting the way the

Color Adiusts the richness of the color.

Tint Adjusts the balance between the red and green levels.

Contr (contrasO of the picture.

Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas

Brile (brightness)

Sk,arp (sk, arpness)

Adiusts the brightness

Adjusts the sharpness of the picture.

of the picture.

Closed Captioning Many programs are encoded with closed-captioning information, which lets you display the audio portion of a program as text on the TV screen.

Closed captioning is not available on all channels at all times. Only specific programs encoded with closed-captioning information are applicable.

Check your TV/VCR program listings for CC (closed caption) broadcasts.

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Closed Caption Display captioning information

Displays is shown a choice on the screen.

list that lets you choose the way closed

OFF No captioning intkmnadon is displayed.

ON Captioning intk_rmadon is shown always, when available.

ON WllENMUTED Captioning information is shown, when available, whenever the

TV/VCR's sound is muted.

CFo mute. the sound, press the MUTE button.) "II_e captioning intk)rmation is not displayed when the sound is not muted.

Closed-Caption Mode Displays a choice list that lets you choose which captioning used for displaying captioning intk)rmation.

mode is

Caption 1 Displays the full translation of the primary language in your area.

Caption 2 May be used as a second source for secondary languages.

Text 1 and Text 2 Display on-screen boxes containing the text of general information not necessarily related to the program being watched.

Menu

Note: 7be Text modes cover nea_qy balf cf tbe picture on-screen to display the closedcaptioned text.

Language Displays a choice menus: English, 5])anish or French. list that lets you select your prel)rred language for the

Setting Closed-Caption Modes

The TV/VCR offers four closed-captioned modes, including two text modes.

To set the Closed-Caption Mod_

1.

Select Screerz from the Main menu.

2.

Press 2 to select the Mode.

Each time you press 2 the Mode will change on the Closed

Captioning menu screen.

Time Menu

Set Time and Date Displays a control panel that lets you enter the current time. The on-screen directions guide you through the steps needed to set the time.

Sleep Timer Displays a control panel that lets you select the amount of time you want to give the TV/VCR belk)re it shuts itself off

Wake-Up Timer Displays a control panel that lets you set a timer that turns the "IW/VCR on automatically.

You can set it to wake you up in the morning or remind you that a favorite program is about to start. Enter the channel and time using the number buttons then follow the instructions on-screen.

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Additional Setup Features in the Menu

1,

2.

Press MENU to display tlle TV/VCR MA1NM_2VL_

Press 5 to select the SETUP 1_qenu.

Now you are ready to select an ite1:q fro_:q the _:qenu to setup.

Auto Play This feature allows the TV/VCR to automatically start playing a tape when it is inserted.

(The salE.ty tab on the tape _:qust be removed).

1.

Press MENU to display llle TV/VCRMAINMEN_

2.

Press 5 to display the SETUP 1:qenu.

3.

Press 5 to change the Auto Play selling.

The Auto Play feature is set to On at the factory.

• Select On if you want a tape with its salary tab removed to start playing automatically.

• Select Off if you do not want a tape will1 its safety mb removed to start playing auto1:qatically.

Auto Repeat Feature This feature tells lhe TV/VCR to play a tape (or part of a tape) continuously.

The "lW/VCR will automalically rewind the tape, or a selected portion of the tape, and play il repeatedly.

1.

Using REW, FF, or PLAY, go to the place on the tape that you want to be llle beginning of the section that automatically repeats.

Reset llle time counter to 0:00:00 by pressing DISPLAY, then CLEAR.

2.

Using FF or PLAY, go to the place on the tape that you want to be the end of the section that plays continuously.

Remember the numbei:s on the time counter.

(2:55 is the end ti_:qel_)r Aulo Repeat in the example to the left.)

3.

Press MENU to display llle TV/VCRMAINMENK

4.

Press 5 to display the SETUP menu.

5.

Press 3 to display the AUTO REP_Tmenu.

6.

Using the number buttons, enter the amount of time you want the tape to repeal (the number from Slep 2). In the example at right, the section that llle "lW/VCR will auto_:qatically repeat is 2:55--two hours, 55 minutes long.

To Cancel Auto Repeat

Press MENU, then 5, then 3, and then CLEAR.

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Chapter

4

Chapter Overview:

• Troubleshooting

Care and Cleaning

Front Panel Buttons

Limited Warranty

Accessory Order Form

Index

Changing Entertainment.

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Troubleshooting

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

General TV/VCR Problems

TV/VCR won't turn on

Press the TV or VCR button to turn on tlw TV/VCR.

Make sure tlw TV/VCR is plugged in.

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

Something might be wrong with your remote control Press the POWER button on the front of the TV/VCR.

If file TV turns on, go to page 39 fbr remote control solutions.

The fl-ont panel controls may be locked (disabled).

Use the remote control to unlock the front panel controls by pressing the POWER button for 6 seconds.

Controls don't work

If you

The rc using fl-ont panel by pressing the tlw remote controls

POWER control may button be press tbc TV button first to make sure the remote is in TV mode.

locked (disabled).

for 6 seconds.

Use the remote control to unlock the fl-ont panel controls

Unplug the TV/VCR for two minutes and then plug it back in. '['urn the TV on and t W again.

TV/VCR turns off unexpectedly

Sleep timer may have been activated.

Go to page 33 for instructions.

Electronic protection circuit may have been activated because of a power surge.

Wait 30 seconds and then turn the TV/VCR on again.

If tiffs happens frequently, the w)ltage in your house may be abnormally high or low.

TV/VCR turns on unexpectedly

Wake-up timer may have been activated.

Go to page 33 for instructions.

Blank screen

T W another channel

Clwck

Make picture sure the adjustments.

line input input jacks and tuner.

Go to page 32 for instructions.

is not selected.

Repeatedly press 00 on the remote to switch between audio/video

No sound, picture okay

Pross the' volume up to increase' the sotmd.

Maybe sound is muted.

Press the volume up button to restore sound.

No picture, no sound butTV is on

Maybe the ant_,nna/cablc setting is set to the wrong position.

Go to page 11 for instructions.

The channel might be empty -- change channels.

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Sound okay, picture poor

The dipole antenna may not be getting a good signal. '['W adiusting its rods. Make sure all of the cables are firmly connected to the jacks.

TW adjusting sharpness function to improve weak signals.

Go to page 32 for instructions.

Can't select certain channel

Channel may b(, blocked or not approved in the Par_.ntal Controls menu.

If"using the VCR make sure the TV/VCR is in the correct mode (press the TV button).

Clock is wrong

Power interruption.

Nc,c'cl to re'set the clock. Go to page 33 for more inf_)rmtion.

Clock was not set accurat_,ly (check AM/PM and date). Go to page 33 for more information.

Auto channel search not searching properly

The dipole antc'nna may not bc getting a good signal. '['W adjusting its rods. Make sure all of the cables are firmly connected to the jacks.

Signal type may not be set properly, if you have cable, make sure the cable type is choosen.

Go to page 11 f_)r instructions.

Black box appears on the screen

Closed-captioning might be on. Check the Cloxed-ckJption i)is]dr4}' control panel in the Screen menu.

Go to pages 32-33 f_)r more instructions.

Closed captions not appearing on screen

Closed caption might not be set to on.

Go to pages 32-33 f_:)rmore inf_)rmation.

Station might not b(, broadcasting closed caption.

VCR Playback Problems

Tape plays continuously

Auto repeat might be tinned on. Go to page 34 for instructions.

Tape plays automatically

Auto play might b(, turned on. Go to page 34 for instructions.

Tape won't insert or eject

Make sme you insert the cassette with the window facing up and safety tab f_cing out.

When removing a tape, make sure the TV/VCR is connected to a working outlet.

Turn off the TV/VCR, then on befk)re tiTing to insert or remove tape.

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Tape won't play or record

Check if a tape has been inserted.

Eject and re4nsert tape.

The tape might be broken -tlT another tape.

Check to see if the safety tab has been removed, if it has the '[_!/VCR wil] not record.

The TV/VCR might be in pause mode.

Press PAUSE on the remote to return the tape to play mode.

Timer counter not working

Press DISPLAY on remote to display the time counter on screen.

Go to page 29 f_)r more inf_)rmation.

The timer counter will not advance during unrecorded pol_ions of tape.

You have rewound the tape f_rther back than a counWr reading of 0:00:00. A minus (0 will appear if this has occun-ed.

Snow or streaks in picture or no picture during tape playback

Check tapeit may be worn out or of poor quality.

Some, snow/streaks are normal during search pause, frame advance, and slow-motion

Might need to adjust the tracking.

Go to page 29 for instructions.

playback.

TV/VCR makes noise when stopped

TV/VCR is removing tape fiom heads, which is normal.

The head cylinder inside the TV/VCR will continue to rotate for a few minutes after you put the VCR in stop mode.

VCR Recording Problems

TIMER REC indicator on front of TV/VCR is flashing

There might have been a power interruption.

lqnore informalion.

Check the clock for time and date setting.

Go to page 33 for

A timer program is set and the TV/VCR turned off with no cassette or a cassette without a safk.ty tab was inserted.

Go to page 25 fbr instructions.

Cannot record one program while watching a different program

The TV/VCR only has one tuner. Only one program can be watched and recorded at the same time.

Timer recording didn't work

Program enWrc, ct incorrectly.

Go to page 25 f_)r instructions.

If" the TV/VCR is connected time recording was to begin.

to a cable box the cable box was not turned on and tuned to correct channel

There might have been a power interruption.

TV/VCR.

If'so the TIMER REC inclicator will flash on front of the

Check to see if the TV/VCR's time anti date was set correctly.

Go to 33 f_:)r more inf_)rmation.

Program exceeded tape's length or tape was not rewound bef_rehand.

NO tape in TV/VCR or tape inserted without a saf_,ty tab.

at

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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 TV/VCR.

Maybe batteries in remote are weak, dead or installed incorrectly.

Put new batteries in the remote.

(Note, if you remove the batteries, you may have to reprogram fl_e remote to operate other components.)

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

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

Problems with V-Chip/Parental Controls

The rating limits don't work

You must lock the settings.

Go to the TV/VCR MAIN MENU (press MENU on your remote), select Pare_ltal

CbntroLv (press 4 on your remote), select Lock Parental Controla (press 4 on your remote).

I don't remember my password and I want to unlock the TV/VCR if you forget yore password, simultaneously press STOP/EJECT on the TV/VCR fl-ont panel and MENU on the remote.

Tlfis resets the password and you can enter a new one.

The V=Chip won't let me watch a program even though it's not rated as violent.

Maybe the movie was given an NR (Not Rated) status. Afier you block movie ratings you must set NR to

Viez_,separat_,ly in order to view movies with an NR rating.

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Care and Cleaning

CAUTION: Turn OFF your TV/VCR before cleaning.

You can clean the TV/VCR 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 TWs 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

These types of cleaners agents, will damage such as ammonia-based

the TV.

cleaners, or abrasive powder.

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

Caution: If fixed (non-moving) images are left on tile screen for long periods, they may be permanently imprinted on the picture tube.

Such images include network logos, phone numbers, and video games. "II_is damage is not covered by your warranty.

Extended viewing of channels displaying these images should be avoided.

40

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Front Panel

If you can't find your remote con_ol you can use the buttons on your TV/VCR to operate many of the TV/VCR's features.

Headphone Jack Connect headphones (not supplied) to lhis iack.

WAKE-UP Indicator Lights when the wake-up timer turns on the "lW/VCR.

TIMER Indicator Lights when a timer program has been set and a cassette wilh the safely tab is in the "lW/VCR. Also flashes when a timer recording has been set and the TV/VCR is turned ofl" wi_h no cassette inserted, a cassette without the safety tab has been inserted, or there has been a power interruption.

POWER

REC (Record) recording.

Turns the TV/VCR on or off. "II_e indicator in the bulton is li_ when the power is on.

STOP/EJECT Stops normal functions such as record, play, rewind, fast-forward, or pause.

Press when a tape is stopped to eiect the cassette.

Press to start "lW/VCR recording.

The indicator in the button lights during

REW (Rewind) during playback.

Rewinds the tape when the TV/VCR is stopped.

Searches lhe picture in reverse

PLAY/PAUSE Press once to begin playback of a tape. During playback, press to pause.

Press again to resume playback.

F. FWlD (Fast Forward) forward during playback.

Fast forwards the tape when the VCR is stopped.

Searches the picture

Remote Sensor between them.

Receives signals from the remote.

VOLDecreases the volume.

Aim remote at this sensor with no objects

VOL + Increases the volume.

CH v Scans down through the current channel list. Used for manual Packing when a tape is playing.

CH ^ Scans up lhrough the channel list. Used for manual tracking when a tape is playing.

AUDIO IN and VIDEO IN Jacks Receives audio and video signals from another component, like a VCR or camcorder when it is connected to these jacks. To select these front panel jacks, press 00 twice to display VIDEO2.

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RCA TV/VCR Limited Warranty

What your warranty covers:

• Any defect in materials or workmanship.

For how long after your purchase:

• 90 days for labor charges

• One year for parts.

• Two years for the picture tubes.

The warranty period for rental units begins will1 the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm, whichever comes first.

What we will do:

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

• Pay any Authorized RCA VCR Service Center for the new oi, at our option, relurbished replacement parts and picture tubes required to repair your TV/VCR.

How you get service:

• For screen sizes of 26" and smaller: "Fake your RCA TV/VCR to any Authorized RCA VCR Service Center and pick tip when repaii:s are complete.

• For screen sizes larger than 26": Request home or pick up, repair, and return service from any Aulhorized RCA VCR

Service Center, provided that your TV/VCR is located within the geographic teixito q covered by an Authorized RCA

VCR Service Center.

If not, you must lake your TV/VCR to the Service Center location at your own expense, or pay for the cost the Service Center may charge to transport your TV/VCR to and from your home.

• To identify your nearest Autllorized RCA VCR Service Center, ask your dealeL look in the Yellow Pages, or call 1-800-

336-1900.

• Show the Authorized Service Center Representative your sales receipt or other evidence of purchase date or first rental.

What your warranty does not cover:

• Customer instruction.

(Your Owner's Manual clearly describes how to install, adjust, and operate your TV/VCR. Any additional intk)rmation should be obtained from your dealer).

• Installalion and related adjusunents.

• Signal reception problems not caused by your TV/VCR.

• Damage from misuse or neglect.

• Cleaning of Audio/Video heads.

• Batteries.

• Customer replacement fuses.

• Images burned onto the screen.

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

• A TV/VCR 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 packed wilh your TV/VCR.

It will make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary.

The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage.

How state law relates to this warranty:

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

If you purchased your television outside the United States:

• This warranty does not apply.

Contact your dealer for warranty int_)rrnation.

are not covered by this warranty.

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

42 Chapter 4

VH81 (340

VH82 (640

VH89 (6-ft)

Gold-Tipped cable

VH83 (640

Other |nfor ation

Screw-on Cable attaches to the rot_!_d anlenna co!_neclors

(called 75-ohm

t:-thpe)on the hack o/'your

TV/VCR The enda screw onto the connectom fiJr a

sec*_re co*/nectlo*/.

Push-on to the round

Cable attaches antenna connecto_ (called Z5ohm F-type) on the back cff'3*mr TV/VC7?

En& push on fiJr a quicla

Co!_nectJo!_

Monaural VCR Dubbing

Cable Double cable that lets you cormect the video a_d

audio jacA_ qi'tz_v) VHS

VCRs tu duplicate taj)es

(]a_ also he t_xed to connect a V('R loyour 717/VCR.

Cable is cohmcoded and shieMed.

Ha_¢ RCA-t}!)e phono plugs on each _md

Accessory Order Form

Description

Screw-on antenna cable (3-ft)

Screw-on antenna cable (6-ft)

Push-on antenna cable (6-ft)

Monaural VCR Dubbing Cable (6-ft)

Stereo VCR Dubbing Cable (6-ft)

2-way Signal Splitter

Amplified Antenna

Antenna Mixer (not shown)

Remote Control (CRK203DL1)

Audio,Video Adapter (not shown)

VH82

VH89

VH83

VH84

VH47

ANT200

193984

240161

228449

$4,95

$5,95

$5,95

$9,95

$3,95

$49,95

$1115

$33.10

$4.45

Gold-Tipped cable

VH84 (6-ft)

Stereo VCR Dubbing Cable

7_'ple cable that lets }'ou

COllnect the VI1)t_(I

(#_d At:rllO jacla_ (if'stereo com])one_ts

.c

Prices are subject to change without notice.

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

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

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

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

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

Use VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card preferably.

Money order or check must be in U.S.

currency only.

No COD or CASH.

$__

$__

$ .5.0o

$-_

All accessories are subject to availability.

Where applicable, we will ship a superseding model.

Continued on next page .......

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Charge your order on your VISA,

MasterCard, or Discover Card by filling in below

USE YOUR CREDIT CARD

IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number from your VISA card

Mycardexpires: _

IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number from your MasterCard

VISA

2-way Signal Splitter

Helps _,ou connect a second TV or VCR.

Splitter VH47

Amplified Antenna

Alhows )_ou to quiclaly switch from the antenna ,g{gnal to the cable or satellile signal witboul discon_ectinq the a_tenna

ANT200

>l

Remote Control

7his is the remole conlrol lhal came packed with your TV/

VCR. Replacc,menL_ or spares can be ordered a_ needed.

Copy Number above your nallle on

MasterCard

My card expires:

IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number from your Discover Card

_

My card expires: _

CRK203DL1

AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE

(Credit card order will not be processed without signature)

Print or type your name and address clearly.

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

Name:

Street:

Apt:

City:

State:

Daytime phone number:

Zip:

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

• Allow 4 weeks for delivery.

• All accessories are subject to availability.

• Prices are subject to change.

o

€11

-1,-

'6

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 fl_is number only to place an order for accessory items listed on ll_is order form.

1-800-338-0376

To place your order by mail, delach and mail the completed order form wilh credit card information, money order or check in US currency (made payable to

Thomson multimedia Inc.) to the following address:

Video Accessories

PO Box 8419

Ronks, PA 17573

44 Chapter 4

A

Accessories 43

Add/Remove Channels 11

Advanced connections 9

Age-Based Ra_ings 16

Antenna System, connecting g

Audio/Video cable 7

Auto

Channel Search 11 play 34 repeat 34

Automatic rewind 12 tracking 29

B

Back panel 8, 9

Back-lit remote 13

Basic connections g recording 12

Batteries fbr the remote 10

Black Level 32

Blank search 28

Block

Age-Based Ratings 18

Front Panel 22

Movie Ratings 21

Specific Content Themes 19

V-Chip Unrated Program 21

Buttons, remote control 14 c

Cable Box connecting 9

Cables

Audio/Vicleo 7 coaxial 7

CC (Closed Captioning) 33

CH + button 13

CH - button 13

Channel

Search 11

Choosing a connection 7

Cleaning the TV/VCR 40

CLEAR button 13

Clearing timer recording 25

Clock Setting 33

Closed Captioning 32

Coaxial cable 7

Color Function 32

Commercial Scan 27

Connections

_/VCR + Antenna 8

_/VCR + Cable Box 9

Content Themes 16

Contrast Function 32

Controls

Back panel 8

Front panel 41

Copying tapes 26

D

DISPLAY button 13

E

Editing tapes 26

Express Recording 24

F

FF (Fast Fol_vard) button 13

Fixed images 40

FR ADV button 13

Frame Advance 27

Front panel 41

Front panel block 22

I

Index search 27

Initial setup 10

I.

Language menu 33

Light button 13

Lock, Parental Controls 22

LP Speed 23

M

Menu

Language 33

Screen 32

Time 33

MENU button 13

Movie Rating Limits

Block 21

Viewing 21

MUTE button 13

N

Number buttons 13 o

ON-OFF button 13

P

Parental Controls 16

Locking, Unlocking 22

PAUSE button 13

Picture

Adjusting 32

Quail W 32

Search 27

Settings 32

Picture search options 27

PLAY button 13

PREV button 13

R

Rating Limits movies 20

TV 17

REC button 13

Recording

Basic 12

Express 24 pause 23 speeds 23

Timer 25

Remote batteries 10 buttons 13

Remote sensor 41

RESET bunon 13

REW button 13 s

Safety tab 12

Scan and Play Index Feature

27

Screen menu 32

Search

Blank 28

Index 27

Picture 27

Zero 28

Sensog remote 41

Set

Express Recording 24 time and date 33

Timer Recording 25

Sharpness 32

Signal Type 11

SKIP/SEARCH button 14

SLEEP button 14

Sleep Timer 33

SLP Speed 23

SP Speed 23

SPEED button 14

STOP button 14

Stopping

Express Recording 24

Timer Recording 25

T

Time counter 29

Time Menu 33

Timer Recording 25

Tint Function 32

Tracking auR)matic 29 manual 29

TRACKING buttons 14

Troubleshooting

TV button 14

TV/VCR

36 connecting 8

Index

Types of Recording 23 u

Unlock, Parental Controls 22 v

V-Chip 16

Age-Based Ratings 16

Blocking Moxdc<s 20

Content Themes 16

VCR button 14

VOL + button 14

VOL - button 14 w

Wake-up timer 33

Warranty 42 z

Zero search 28

Chapter 4 45

Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only

add delays in service for your product.

Thomson multimedia Inc.

10330 North Meridian Street

Indianapolis, IN 46290

©2001 Thomson multimdia Inc.

Trademark(s)® Registered

Marca(s) Registrada(s)

Printed in USA

TOCOM 15720200

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