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HDTV User’s Guide
Changing Entertainment. Again.
Find Inside:
• The DLP Experience ... page 1
• Connections ................. page 9
• Remote .......................... page 28
• Features ........................ page 36
• Menus ............................ page 48
• FAQs ............................... page 64
• Troubleshooting ......... page 65
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Important Information
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire
or electric shock, do not
expose this product to rain or
moisture. The apparatus shall
not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and no objects filled
with liquids, such as vases, shall
be placed on the apparatus.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do
not remove cover (or back). With the exception of
the lamp, no user serviceable parts inside. Refer
servicing to qualified service personnel.
This symbol indicates
"dangerous voltage" inside
the product that presents
a risk of electric shock or
personal injury.
This symbol indicates
important instructions
accompanying the product.
This symbol indicates that the lamp in the HDTV contains mercury.
Special disposal of the lamp for environmental reasons may be
required under the laws applicable to your jurisdiction. For disposal
or recycling information, please contact your local authorities or the
Electronic Industries Alliance: www.eiae.org.
Refer to the identification/rating label located on the back panel of your product for its proper operating voltage.
FCC Regulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may void the user’s authority
to operate it.
Cable TV Installer: This reminder is provided to call your attention to Article 820-40 of the National Electrical
Code (Section 54 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1) which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building as close to
the point of cable entry as practical.
Important: This television is a table model and is designed to sit on a firm, flat, surface. Don't place the TV on
soft carpeting or similar surface because the ventilation slots on the bottom of the unit will be blocked resulting in
reduced lifetime from overheating. To assure adequate ventilation for this product, maintain a spacing of 4 inches
from the top and sides of the TV receiver and 2 inches from the rear of the TV receiver and other surfaces.
Also, make sure the stand, cabinet, or base you use is of adequate size and strength to prevent the TV from being
accidentally tipped over, pushed off, or pulled off. This could cause personal injury and/or damage the TV. Refer to
the Important Safety Instructions packed separately.
Product Registration
Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. For U.S. customers: Your
RCA Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at www.rca.com/productregistration. Returning the card
allows us to contact you if needed.
Product Information
Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and record
the serial and model numbers in case you need them. These numbers are located on the product.
Model No. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Serial No ._______________________________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date: __________________________________________________________________________________________
Dealer/Address/Phone: ___________________________________________________________________________________
Introduction
Thank you for choosing RCA
Congratulations on purchasing this RCA High Definition Television (HDTV) featuring Texas
Instruments Digital Light Processing™ technology–a true viewing experience. Your purchase
decision represents an investment in a new generation of technology–DLP™ and HDTV. Even
though this is a technologically advanced HDTV, it is the most user-friendly of its kind–with
comprehensive on-screen instructions that guide you through all of the TV’s features.
This introduction has three parts that describe why an RCA HDTV featuring DLP™ technology is
an excellent choice:
Part 1: DLP™ technology–brilliance in color and design
Part 2: Why RCA DLP™ HDTV is better
Part 3: Other Key Features of owning an RCA HDTV
Part 1: DLP™ technology–brilliance in color and design
RCA brings you pictures with DLP™ system–a brilliantly choreographed, engineering marvel
that combines microscopic mirrors, light, and color to bring you the best and brightest pictures
possible.
Common Field Lens
How DLP™ Technology Works
Projection Optics
DMD
Screen
Color Wheel
In general, DLP™ technology combines microscopic mirrors, a
specially designed semiconductor, and a color wheel to adjust
light to display the most brilliant, accurate images! Your DLP™
HDTV doesn’t use Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs), which means
you don’t have to worry about screen burn (fixed video images
burning onto the screen permanently) or convergence (realigning
the CRTs). The diagram on the left illustrates the complex system.
Illumination Relay Optics
Thin and Light
Integrating Light Pipe
The efficiency of DLP™ technology enabled our design team to
create a high-performance HDTV that is about 16 inches thin and
weighs less than 100 pounds.
Lamp
Service Model Number Numéro de Modéle-Service
HDLP50XXXXXX
000000000 X
SERIAL SERIE
LAMP
EXAMPLE: Service Model Number sticker
with lamp type listed.
Model No.____________________________________
Lamp Type___________________________________
Date_________________________________________
Lamp Replacement
DLP™ technology uses a special lamp. Eventually, you’ll need to
replace this lamp, which you can do yourself by following the
instructions that come packed with the new lamp. To order the
correct lamp, you’ll need to know your TV’s model number, serial
number, and lamp type–this information is listed on the Service
Model Number sticker (example of the sticker is shown on the
left). Face the back of the TV. The sticker is located on the right
side of the TV. The lamp type can also be found in the TV’s Lamp
Power menu. Go to page 62 for more information. For future
reference, write down the information in the space provided at
the left.
Digital Light Processing, DLP, the DLP logo, and the DLP medallion are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All other products and names
may or may not be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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Introduction
Part 2: Why RCA HDTV is better
DLP™ technology is just part of the story. You have chosen to embark on the next generation of TV viewing–HDTV. There
are many technological advancements that make HDTV better than analog TV, but there are basically three things about
HDTV that bring you a superior viewing experience: (1) resolution, (2) aspect ratio, and (3) digital signal and sound.
Resolution (it’s math...that works for you)
The crisp, lifelike picture that people rave about when experiencing true HDTV is due to the resolution this technology
provides. The resolution is measured by calculating the number of active lines of pixels. A pixel (which stands for picture
element) is a small dot. The picture you see on your TV is composed of these dots.
A regular, analog television only has a resolution of about 200,000 pixels (480 vertical pixels x 440 horizontal pixels =
211,200 pixels). The HDTV format is capable of more than 2 million pixels (1,920 x 1,080 = 2,073,600).
More pixels equal more detail. In summary, HDTV is capable of resolution that is up to almost 10 times the resolution of the
picture on a regular, analog TV!
Feature
Analog (NTSC)
HD Digital (ATSC)
Total Scan Lines
525
1125
Effective Scan Lines
480
1080
Aspect Ratio
4:3 (Standard)
16:9 (Widescreen)
Max Resolution
720 x 480
1920 x 1080
Sound
2-ch Stereo
5.1 ch Surround
Aspect Ratio
Aspect ratio is simply the width and height of the picture. Regular TVs use
a 4:3 aspect ratio, which means the picture is a little wider than it is tall (a
screen that is 20 inches wide is about 15 inches tall).
When the standards were being developed for television broadcasting in
1941 by the NTSC (the National Television Standards Committee), it made
sense to adopt the 4:3 aspect ratio the film industry was using at that time.
16:9 Aspect Ratio
As TVs dropped in price and people prospered in the 1950s, the movie
industry had to find a way to get people out of their living rooms and
back to the movie theatres. That’s when they created the 16:9 aspect ratio
(also called widescreen format). When the standards for HDTV were being
developed by the ATSC (Advanced Television Standards Committee), the 16:9
aspect ratio was chosen as the format for HDTV.
This widescreen format makes sense because it’s much closer to the way
we see. Our field of vision is actually much wider than tall because of our
peripheral vision. Not only is it closer to the way we see, but the pictures are
crisper and cleaner with more detail in the close-up and panoramic views.
4:3 Aspect Ratio
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Introduction
Digital Signal and Sound
The analog television broadcast system that has been used in the United States for the past 50 years transmits signals as
electronic waves. These waves can suffer degradation as the signal travels to your home. Additionally, the analog waves are
susceptible to interference from planes passing overhead, weather, and household appliances.
Digital signals, in contrast to analog signals, can be reproduced precisely because the images are transmitted and received
using the computer language of 1s and 0s. Such precision yields a signal that is capable of displaying studio-quality picture
and Dolby Digital 5.1 channel sound.
Part 3: Other Key Features of owning an RCA HDTV
There are other HDTV’s on the market–even some that use DLP™ technology. But your RCA HDTV has been designed with
features that will enhance your TV viewing experience, and features that provide flexibility to build on the digital revolution
that is taking place. A summary of your TV’s most unique features follows. Go to Chapter 3 for more details on these and
additional features.
Integrated HDTV Tuner with Digital Cable Ready QAM
RCA was the first to offer an integrated tuner with its HDTVs, which means there is no need for another box to receive
digital programming. Now, we’ve gone one better–your HDTV’s tuner is digital cable ready, which means there is no need
for a cable box to view unscrambled digital cable programming. The CableCARD™ slot on your HDTV allows you to use a
digital cable card to access digital cable. The tuner is able to decode all 35 formats of digital television broadcasts, and it can
interpret unscrambled digital cable signals because it includes QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation).
Note: A digital cable card may be necessary to view scrambled (encrypted) channels. Contact your cable provider for
more information. Go to page 10 for more information.
TruScan Digital Reality
The intelligent signal processing of TruScan Digital Reality recognizes incoming video signals and progressively converts
them to achieve optimum digital picture performance. It also recognizes when original film sources have been modified
and can automatically convert the analog frame rate back to its original format to bring out the detail–a process commonly
referred to as reverse 3:2 pulldown.
User-friendly Features Help You Personalize Your TV
Main Menu4Picture Quality
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
Vibrant Day
Contrast
65%
Natural
Color
70%
Tint
55%
Cinematic (Night)
Black Level
60%
Videogame
Sharpness
55%
Professional
Auto Color
Personal
Color Warmth
Noise Reduction
•
You can customize your TV to fit your viewing taste and match the lighting
where you watch TV by using Personal Presets and/or the automatic picture
quality settings: Vibrant (Day), Natural, Cinematic (Night), Videogame, and
Professional. You can adjust each input jack to a different setting and the TV
will automatically adjust the picture when you change inputs.
•
Help Text: The elaborate, on-screen help text describes your TV’s features
and explains how to use them.
On
Cool
Frame Comb
Green Stretch
High
Edge Enhancement
Low
Contrast Expand
High
A change in this screen is applied to Input 3.
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to select it.
Press 3 to return to the menu.
Help text
CableCARD™ is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
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Introduction
Audio/Video Output Jacks
Because the VCRs in most households are analog and can’t receive or record digital TV signals,
recording digital TV broadcasts wasn’t possible without purchasing additional equipment. That’s
why RCA added AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT jacks to this HDTV. These jacks enable you to record
both analog and digital programs. RCA understands how you watch TV and what’s necessary to
make the transition to HDTV seamless.
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Table of Contents
Introduction............................................................................................... 1
Chapter 1: Connections & Setup
Things to Consider Before You Connect .........................................................................................8
Protect Against Power Surges ...................................................................................................8
Protect Components from Overheating ...................................................................................8
Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference ............................................................8
Use Indirect Light .......................................................................................................................8
FCC Statement ...........................................................................................................................8
Choose Your Signal ...........................................................................................................................9
Using the Cable Input ................................................................................................................9
Using the Antenna Input ...........................................................................................................9
Using the CableCARD Slot .........................................................................................................9
Setting Up Digital Cable Television Service ............................................................................10
Choose Your Connection ................................................................................................................11
Y Pb Pr Connection ..................................................................................................................12
Audio/Video Input and Output Connection ...........................................................................14
HDMI/DVI Connection..............................................................................................................16
Advanced Audio Connection Information .............................................................................18
Plug in the TV ..................................................................................................................................19
Put Batteries in the Remote ...........................................................................................................19
Turn on the TV.................................................................................................................................19
Use the Remote Control to Complete the Assisted Setup ...........................................................19
Complete the Assisted Setup .........................................................................................................19
Set the Menu Language .........................................................................................................20
Complete Channel Search .......................................................................................................20
What To Expect ...............................................................................................................................20
Watching TV .............................................................................................................................20
Changing Channels ..................................................................................................................21
Next Steps .......................................................................................................................................21
Explanation of Jacks .......................................................................................................................22
The Front of Your TV.......................................................................................................................25
Front Input Jacks ......................................................................................................................25
Front Panel ...............................................................................................................................25
Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control
The Buttons on the Remote Control..............................................................................................28
Programming the Remote to Operate Other Devices ..................................................................30
Find Out If You Need to Program the Remote ......................................................................30
Programming the Remote .......................................................................................................30
How to Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It .................................................................31
Modes of Operation ................................................................................................................32
Volume Punchthrough Feature ......................................................................................................32
Deleting ALL Volume Punchthrough Commands ..................................................................33
Using the INPUT Button..................................................................................................................33
Remote Code List ............................................................................................................................33
Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Features
About the Channel Banner.............................................................................................................36
Digital or Analog TV Channels .......................................................................................................37
Direct Tuning to a Channel .....................................................................................................37
Parental Controls ............................................................................................................................38
Lock/Unlock TV .........................................................................................................................38
Channel Lists (Video Input List, Cable Channel List, Antenna Ch. List) ................................38
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How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada ................................................................................39
USA V-Chip TV Ratings ............................................................................................................39
Canada V-Chip ..........................................................................................................................43
Auto Tuning Feature ......................................................................................................................45
Emergency Alert System (EAS) ......................................................................................................46
Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System
Menus, On-screen Help, and Control Panels .................................................................................48
Navigating the Menu System ..................................................................................................48
On-Screen Help ........................................................................................................................48
Controls ....................................................................................................................................48
Picture Quality Menu ......................................................................................................................50
Picture Settings ........................................................................................................................50
Picture Presets ..........................................................................................................................50
Auto Color ................................................................................................................................51
Color Warmth ..........................................................................................................................51
Noise Reduction .......................................................................................................................51
Green Stretch ...........................................................................................................................51
Edge Enhancement ..................................................................................................................51
Contrast Expand .......................................................................................................................52
Advanced Settings ...................................................................................................................52
Audio Menu.....................................................................................................................................53
Equalizer Presets ......................................................................................................................53
Audio Processor........................................................................................................................53
Sound Logic ..............................................................................................................................54
Audio Mode .............................................................................................................................54
SAP (Second Audio Program) ..................................................................................................54
Balance .....................................................................................................................................54
Audio Connections...................................................................................................................55
Connections Menu ..........................................................................................................................56
Signal Strength.........................................................................................................................56
Channel Search.........................................................................................................................56
Signal Source ............................................................................................................................57
Auto Tuning .............................................................................................................................57
Special Features........................................................................................................................58
Preferences Menu ...........................................................................................................................58
Closed Captioning ....................................................................................................................59
Screen Format .........................................................................................................................61
Time Menu ...............................................................................................................................61
Color Scheme............................................................................................................................62
Translucency .............................................................................................................................62
Menu Language .......................................................................................................................62
Lamp Power..............................................................................................................................62
Chapter 5: Other Information
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ..............................................................................................64
Troubleshooting ..............................................................................................................................65
Lamp Replacement Information ....................................................................................................69
HDTV Specifications ........................................................................................................................70
Accessory Information ....................................................................................................................72
Limited Warranty ............................................................................................................................73
Care and Cleaning ...........................................................................................................................74
FCC Information ..............................................................................................................................74
Index ................................................................................................................................................76
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Chapter 1
Connections &
Setup
Connections & Setup
Chapter Overview:
•
Things to Consider Before You Connect
•
Choose Your Signal
•
Choose Your Connection
• Plug in the TV
• Put Batteries in the Remote
•
Turn on the TV
•
Use the Remote Control to Complete
the Assisted Setup
•
Complete the Assisted Setup
• What To Expect
• Next Steps
•
Explanation of Jacks
•
The Front of Your TV
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Connections & Setup
Things to Consider Before You Connect
Protect Against Power Surges
•
•
•
Connect all components before you plug any of their power cords into the wall outlet or
power strip. NEVER plug your TV into an outlet that is controlled by a wall switch.
Turn off the TV and/or device(s) before you connect or disconnect any cables.
Make sure all antennas and cables are properly grounded. Refer to the Important Safety
Instructions sheet packed with your TV.
Protect Components from Overheating
•
•
•
•
Don’t block ventilation holes on any of the components. Arrange the components so that air
can circulate freely.
Don’t stack components.
If you place components in a stand, make sure you allow adequate ventilation.
If you connect an audio receiver or amplifier, place it on the top shelf so the heated air from
it won’t flow around other components.
Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference
Insert each cable firmly into the designated jack.
Use Indirect Light
Don’t place the TV where sunlight or room lighting will be directed toward the screen. Use soft
or indirect lighting.
FCC Statement
This digital television is capable of receiving analog basic, digital basic and digital premium cable
television programming by direct connection to a cable system providing such programming. A
security card provided by your cable operator is required to view encrypted digital programming.
Certain advanced and interactive digital cable services such as video-on-demand, a cable
operator’s enhanced program guide and data-enhanced television services may require the use of
a set-top box. For more information, call your local cable operator.
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Connections & Setup
Choose Your Signal
The first part of connecting your TV is to get a signal. The back panel of your TV allows you to
connect cable by using the CABLE INPUT; off-air antenna by using the ANTENNA INPUT; and a
digital cable card by using the CableCARD slot. See below for these locations.
CABLE INPUT
CableCARD Slot
ANTENNA INPUT
AUDIO/VIDE
CABLE INPUT
VIDEO
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
(OPTICAL)
Using the Cable Input
Connect a coaxial cable from the wall outlet to the CABLE INPUT on the back of the TV to
receive cable channels.
What You Need
Coaxial cable
Coaxial cable
What You Need To Know
•
If you have cable connected and you want to record programs, go to the connection on page 14
for more information.
•
When you get to the Channel Search screen in the Assisted Setup, place a check mark in the box
next to Cable Input. To complete a channel search now, go to page 20.
•
When you are ready to watch channels, make sure you are tuned to the Cable Input. Press the
ANT•CAB button to tune to the Cable Input.
Using the Antenna Input
Connect a coaxial cable from an off-air antenna to the ANTENNA INPUT to receive off-air
channels and local digital channels.
What You Need
Indoor or outdoor antenna
Outdoor antenna
What you Need to Know
•
Visit www.antennaweb.org to get help deciding what type of antenna to use to receive the local
digital channels available to you. By entering where you live, this mapping program tells you what
local analog and digital stations are available using a certain antenna. Once you determine what
type of antenna you need, go to rca.com or go to the accessories on page 72.
•
When you get to the Channel Search screen in the Assisted Setup, place a check mark in the box
next to Antenna Input. To complete a channel search now, go to page 20.
•
When you are ready to watch channels, make sure you are tuned to the Antenna Input. Press the
ANT•CAB button to tune to the Antenna Input.
Indoor antenna
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Connections & Setup
Using the CableCARD Slot
The CableCARD slot allows you to use a digital cable card to receive digital cable services,
including premium and HDTV cable channels, without the need for a set-top box. Please contact
your local cable company to obtain a digital cable card. Depending on your cable company,
someone might come to your home to install the digital cable card for you, or they’ll simply send
you the digital cable card.
Important Note: CableCARD service details, availability, restrictions, and pricing
are determined by your cable company.
When you receive the digital cable card, make sure you connect your coaxial cable to the
CABLE INPUT jack. Then, turn on your TV. Insert the digital cable card into the slot on the back
of the TV labeled CableCARD. Push firmly on the card until almost the entire card is inserted.
Wait to receive information on-screen regarding your digital cable television services. See below
for information on setting up digital cable television services for your TV.
What You Need
Coaxial cable
Digital Cable
Card
•
Coaxial cable
•
Digital cable service subscription
•
Digital cable card
What You Need to Know
•
The coaxial cable from your cable outlet needs to be connected to the CABLE INPUT jack so the
digital cable card can get a signal and receive channel information.
•
Once the digital cable card is authorized for a particular TV, the card can’t be used with any other
TV, unless it is re-authorized to it.
You won’t receive digital cable channels if you connect your cable to the ANTENNA INPUT. Make
sure you connect your cable to the CABLE INPUT.
Once inserted, it is not recommended you remove the digital cable card. In the case it needs to
be removed, grasp firmly, and pull the card straight out.
•
•
Setting Up Digital Cable Television Service
Once you have inserted a digital cable card into the CableCARD slot on the back of the TV (explained
above), you are ready to receive digital cable channels. Wait approximately 30 seconds for the status
screen to appear. Write down the information you see and call your cable company to provide them
with the information on-screen.
If you experience problems with your digital cable after your digital cable card is set up, try resetting
your card. Go to page 58 for more information. If problems persist, contact your cable company.
Notes: If your information screen disappears before you have a chance to write down the
information, press MENU on the remote to access the menu system. Then press 9, 9, 9, and
the information screen appears. Go to page 58 for more information on the CableCARD Tools
menu.
You can’t order video-on-demand through your digital cable card. Call your local cable
company to place an order.
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Choose Your Connection
There are several ways to connect your HDTV, depending on the components you want to connect and the quality of the
signal you want to achieve. The HDMI/DVI and component jacks are considered excellent; S-Video is very good; composite
jacks are good, while connecting components to the Antenna or Cable input is fair.
Please use the following chart to determine which connection is best for you. Cables may be ordered separately by calling
the number on page 72. Proceed to the appropriate page and connect your TV.
Note for U.S. Customers: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service Representative
who will visit your home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation.
For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359. For additional assistance while using your RCA product, please
visit www.rca.com.
Jacks Used
Cables Needed
Y Pb Pr
Y/VIDEO
L
PB
R
PR
COMPOSITE INPUT
Component video
page 12-13
Audio R and L
Audio
S-VIDEO
Video
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
Audio R and L
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
Go to...
L
L
R
R
Audio/Video
Output
HDMI/DVI
HDMI/DVI INPUT
Use menu for DVI audio.
2 sets of
Composite
page 14-15
HDMI™
page 16-17
OR
HDMI
HDMI/DVI™
adapter
Audio
Connecting an optional audio receiver:
After you connect your TV (choose an option above), go to page 18 for general information
about connecting an audio/video receiver.
HDMI and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
DVI is a trademark of the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG)
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Connections & Setup
Y Pb Pr Connection
COMPOSITE INPUT
COMPONENT (1080i/720p/480p/480i)/COMPOSITE INPUTS
INPUT 1
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
INPUT 3
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO OUTPUT
CABLE INPUT
VIDEO
L
VIDEO
L
R
L
L
R
R
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
(OPTICAL)
R
S-VIDEO
SUBWOOFER
INPUT 2
Y/VIDEO
L
PB
R
PR
INPUT
VIDEO
OUTPUT
L
AUDIO
R
S-VIDEO
IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
Y
VIDEO
TV button
MUTE
FORMAT
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH GO BACK
BACKLIGHT
INFO
GUIDE
INPUT
button
OK
MENU
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
7
9
ANT•CAB
INPUT
R
R
S-VIDEO
OUT
Viewing the Picture from the Connected Device
TV
DVD AUDIO AUX•HD SAT•CABLE
SKIP
L
AUDIO
AUDIO
L
Pr
Pb
The device in this connection is connected to the TV’s INPUT 2 jacks. To view this device:
ON•OFF
VCR
S-VIDEO
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the TV and the device you want to view, for example a DVD player.
Press the TV button on the remote control to put the remote in TV mode..
Press the INPUT button on the remote control to scroll through the Video Input Channels until
you see INPUT 2 displayed in the channel banner. See picture below for location.
Note: You can set up the TV to automatically tune to the correct device you want to view. This
is called Auto Tuning. See Chapter 3 for more information on Auto Tuning
Input channel appears here
0
REVERSE
RECORD
PLAY
STOP
FORWARD
PAUSE
Program Title/Acquiring Channel
12:30 AM
00:30 12:39 PM
CC PRESETS SOUND FREEZE
Use these buttons
to view the picture
of the device you’ve
connected to the TV.
12
Input 2
Listening to English in SRS
MPAA - Not Rated
Cable Input
16:9 Normal 1080i HD
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Connections & Setup
Green
Blue
Red
Connecting the Device
This connection allows you to connect a device that has Y Pb Pr jacks, for
example, a DVD player. If the device you are connecting also has S-Video or
composite video, we recommend you use the component video input for better
quality.
Using the example of a DVD player:
1. Connect your cable and/or off-air antenna as described on page 9.
Component Video
cables (Y Pb Pr) are
color coded- Green,
Blue and Red
2. Connect your Y Pb Pr component video cables.
Red
White
Audio cables are color
coded- Red= right audio;
white= left audio
Connect three video grade cables to the INPUT 2 Y/VIDEO PB PR jacks on
the back of the TV and to the Y PB PR outputs on the DVD player.
3. Connect your audio cables.
Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the INPUT 2 R and L Audio
jacks on the back of the TV and to the Audio Output jacks on the DVD
player.
• If you are done connecting
devices to your TV, go to
page 19 to complete the
Assisted Setup.
• To continue connecting
devices, go to the next page.
• If you don’t have the cables
needed for this connection,
go to page 72 for accessory
information.
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Connections & Setup
Audio/Video Input and Output Connection
COMPOSITE INPUT
COMPONENT (1080i/720p/480p/480i)/COMPOSITE INPUTS
INPUT 2
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO OUTPUT
INPUT 3
CABLE INPUT
Y/VIDEO
L
Y/VIDEO
L
PB
R
PB
R
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
(OPTICAL)
S-VIDEO
PR
SUBWOOFER
L
S-VIDEO
R
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
INPUT 1
VIDEO
VIDEO
L
L
R
R
INPUT
OUTPUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
Y
VIDEO
TV button
ON•OFF
VCR
TV
DVD AUDIO AUX•HD SAT•CABLE
MUTE
FORMAT
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH GO BACK
BACKLIGHT
SKIP
INFO
GUIDE
OK
INPUT
button
MENU
CLEAR
AUDIO
R
AUDIO
VIDEO
R
L
AUDIO
R
S-VIDEO
IN
S-VIDEO
OUT
Viewing the Picture from the Connected Device
The device in this connection is connected to the INPUT 1 jacks. To view this device:
1. Turn on the TV and the device you want to view.
2. Press the TV button on the remote control to put the remote in TV mode..
3. Press the INPUT button on the remote control to scroll through the Video Input Channels until
you see INPUT 1 in the channel banner. See picture below for location.
Note: You can set up the TV to automatically tune to the correct device you want to view. This
is called Auto Tuning. See Chapter 3 for more information on Auto Tuning
3
1
2
4
5
6
8
9
7
Pr
Pb
L
L
Input channel appears here
ANT•CAB
INPUT
0
REVERSE
RECORD
PLAY
STOP
FORWARD
PAUSE
Program Title/Acquiring Channel
12:30 AM
00:30 12:39 PM
CC PRESETS SOUND FREEZE
Use these buttons
to view the picture
of the device you’ve
connected to the TV.
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Red
Yellow
White
.
Connecting
the Device
This connection allows you to connect a device such as a VCR that has audio/
video inputs and outputs. Connecting to the TV’s output allows you to record
both analog and digital programs (except copy protected or component video
formats).
Using the example of a VCR:
1. Connect your cable and/or off-air antenna as described on page 9.
Use one set of composite audio/video
cables to connect to the TV’s input;
another set to connect to the TV’s output.
Composite cables are color codedYellow= video; Red= right audio; white=
left audio
2. Connect your composite audio/video cables to the TV’s input.
Connect composite audio/video cables to the TV’s INPUT 1 jacks (R and
L-Audio, and Video) and to the VCR’s audio/video outputs.
3. Connect your composite audio/video cables to the TV’s output.
Connect composite audio/video cables to the TV’s AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT
jacks (R and L-Audio, and Video) and to the VCR’s audio/video input.
• If you are done connecting
devices to your TV, go to
page 19 to complete the
Assisted Setup.
• To continue connecting
devices, go to the next page.
• If you don’t have the cables
needed for this connection,
go to page 72 for accessory
information.
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HDMI/DVI Connection
COMPOSITE INPUT
COMPONENT (1080i/720p/480p/480i)/COMPOSITE INPUTS
INPUT 2
INPUT 1
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
(OPTICAL)
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO OUTPUT
CABLE INPUT
VIDEO
Y/VIDEO
L
VIDEO
L
PB
R
L
L
R
PR
R
R
S-VIDEO
SUBWOOFER
INPUT 3
Y/VIDEO
L
PB
R
PR
S-VIDEO
C
A
B
Device with DVI
Device with HDMI
Pb
Y
Video Out
TV button
ON•OFF
VCR
TV
DVD AUDIO AUX•HD SAT•CABLE
MUTE
Pr
R
Audio Out
L
HDMI Out
OR
L
R
DVI Out
Audio Out
Viewing
the Picture from the Connected Device
.
The device in this connection is connected to the HDMI/DVI jack. To view this device:
1. Turn on the TV and the device you want to view.
FORMAT
2.
Press the TV button on the remote control to put the remote in TV mode..
3.
Press the INPUT button on the remote control to scroll through the Video Input Channels until
you see HDMI/DVI displayed in the channel banner. See picture below for location.
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH GO BACK
BACKLIGHT
SKIP
INFO
GUIDE
OK
INPUT
button
MENU
CLEAR
3
2
1
4
7
5
6
8
9
ANT•CAB
INPUT
0
REVERSE
RECORD
PLAY
STOP
Note: You can set up the TV to automatically tune to the correct device you want to view. This
is called Auto Tuning. See Chapter 3 for more information on Auto Tuning.
Input channel appears here
FORWARD
PAUSE
Program Title/Acquiring Channel
12:30 AM
00:30 12:39 PM
CC PRESETS SOUND FREEZE
Use these buttons
to view the picture
of the device you’ve
connected to the TV.
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Connecting the Device
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an uncompressed digital interface that carries
both video and audio data by way of an integrated mini-plug cable. Since HDMI is based on
Digital Visual Interface (DVI), the jack on the back of your TV is also compatible with devices
that have a DVI jack.
Note: The HDMI/DVI jack is not intended to be used with a computer.
•
Connect your device that has an HDMI jack using an HDMI cable.
Connect an HDMI cable to the HDMI/DVI INPUT jack on the back of the
TV and to the HDMI Out jack on the back of the device.
OR
HDMI cable
•
Connect your device that has a DVI jack using an HDMI cable and an
HDMI/DVI adapter.
A. Connect an HDMI cable to the HDMI/DVI INPUT jack on the back of
the TV.
B. Attach an HDMI/DVI adapter to the end of the HDMI cable, then
connect the adapter to the DVI Out jack on the back of the device.
HDMI cable
C. Since you’re using an HDMI/DVI adapter, you need to connect Audio
left and right cables to the R and L jacks on the back of the device and to R
and L Audio jacks that aren’t in use on the back of the TV.
HDMI/DVI adapter
Red
White
Note: If the device you’re connecting has a digital audio output jack,
connect a digital audio cable from the device to an audio receiver for
digital audio.
D. After you’ve completed the on-screen Assisted Setup (page 19), go to
the DVI Audio Input option in the Audio Connections menu to select which
Audio Input jack you’re using. In the example on the opposite page you
would choose INPUT 3.
Audio cables are color
coded- Red= right audio;
white= left audio
• If you are done connecting
devices to your TV, go to
page 19 to complete the
Assisted Setup.
• To find out more about
connecting audio/video
receivers, go to the next
page.
• If you don’t have the cables
needed for this connection,
go to page 72 for accessory
information.
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Advanced Audio Connection Information
With the audio versatility of your HDTV, you can choose various connection options depending on
the type and quality of sound that you want. From good to best sound, choose one of the options
or refer to the user’s manual of each device that you are connecting to get the best results.
•
Use your TV’s internal speakers (good sound).
•
Connect an audio receiver (speakers connected to receiver) to your TV (better sound).
•
Connect an audio receiver (speakers connected to receiver) to your TV using the DIGITAL AUDIO
OUTPUT (OPTICAL) jack (best sound)
COMPOSITE INPUT
COMPONENT (1080i/720p/480p/480i)/COMPOSITE INPUTS
INPUT 2
INPUT 1
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
(OPTICAL)
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
INPUT 3
VIDEO
Y/VIDEO
L
Y/VIDEO
L
VIDEO
L
PB
R
PB
R
L
R
PR
S-VIDEO
PR
FIXED/
AUDIO OUTPU
CABLE INPUT
S-VIDEO
SU
R
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
(OPTICAL)
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO OUTPUT
SUBWOOFER
L
R
Connecting Your TV to an Audio/Video Receiver
For better sound quality than the TV’s internal speakers, connect to an audio receiver using audio
cables to the TV’s AUDIO OUTPUT jacks.
Red
•
White
Use the FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT for a more advanced connection. Connect the FIXED/
VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS from the TV to an A/V receiver using audio cables.
Be sure to go to the Fixed/Variable Out screen in the Audio Connections menu and select
whether you want the FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT jacks to send fixed or variable volume
audio.
Audio cables are color
coded- Red= right
audio; white= left
audio
• Variable Output provides variable-level audio output. Volume levels are controlled by the
TV’s volume.
• Fixed Output provides fixed-level audio output from the TV. This audio output is ideal for
connecting to an A/V receiver that has its own volume control.
Subwoofer
cable
•
If you connect the SUBWOOFER jack, be sure to go to the Fixed/Variable Out screen in the
Audio Connections menu and select Yes for connecting to an external subwoofer.
Connecting Your TV to a Receiver with Dolby® Digital
If you own a receiver with Dolby® digital decoding or PCM (Pulse-Code Modulation) that uses an
optical cable-type input, connect an optical cable for excellent audio quality.
Digital Optical
cable
•
Connect one end of the optical cable to the DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT (OPTICAL) jack on your
TV and to the Digital Optical Input jack on your receiver/amplifier receiver.
• If your receiver can decode Dolby digital and PCM, go to the Audio menu, select Audio
Connections, then Digital Audio Output. Select AutoSelect (recommended) or PCM.
• If your receiver can decode only PCM, select PCM.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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Plug in the TV
Plug the flat end of the cable into the power jack on the back of the TV. Then plug the other end
of the power cord into an appropriate wall outlet. Be sure to insert the plug completely. Do not
plug the TV into an outlet controlled by a light switch.
Note: When you first plug your TV into an outlet, the Power indicator on the front panel
will light and blink for approximately 30 seconds and then go off during the initialization
of the TV. This happens only when the TV is unplugged and plugged back in. The TV can
only be turned on after the Power indicator goes off.
Put Batteries in the Remote
•
Remove the battery compartment cover from the back of the remote
by pushing down on the tab and lifting cover.
•
Insert 2 fresh “AA” batteries. Make sure the polarities (+ and -) are
aligned correctly with the polarities inside the remote.
•
Replace the cover.
Turn on the TV
Tip
When remote batteries are low, the component
button corresponding to the mode you’re in
flashes when you press a button. Also, a message
might appear on the TV screen and disappear
within a few seconds. Press CLEAR and replace the
batteries to remove the message.
ON•OFF
VCR
TV
DVD AUDIO AUX•HD SAT•CABLE
MUTE
TV
button
FORMAT
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH GO BACK
BACKLIGHT
SKIP
INFO
GUIDE
Arrow
buttons
OK
MENU
1
CLEAR
2
3
OK button
MENU button
Tip
To access the initial setup menus, press MENU
and choose Assisted Setup.
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Press TV on the remote, or press the Power button on the TV’s front
panel.
Note: Pressing the TV button turns on the TV and puts the remote
into TV mode. “TV mode” means that the buttons on the remote
control operate the TV’s functions.
Use the Remote Control to Complete
the Assisted Setup
The technical term is “Navigation” – how you move through the onscreen menus. The method is the same throughout the menu screens:
highlight your choice and select it.
To use the TV’s menus, first press the TV button on the remote control
to put the remote in TV mode. When the Assisted Setup screen appears,
use the arrow buttons to highlight one of the items listed in the menu.
Use the up or down arrow button to move up or down. Use the right or
left arrow button to move right or left.
To select the item that you’ve highlighted, press OK.
Note: Highlighted means that the menu item stands out from
other menu items on the list (appears darker, brighter, or a
different color).
Complete the Assisted Setup
Your TV’s menu system allows you to customize your TV’s features.
On-screen information helps you choose settings to match your setup.
The first time you turn on your TV, the Assisted Setup screen appears
automatically. Select Begin Setup to start or select Cancel Setup to exit.
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Main Menu4Assisted Setup
0 Go Back
1 Continue Setup
2 Cancel Setup
English
Highlight with the 5and 6 arrows. Select with the OK button.
Set the Menu Language
1.
Use arrow buttons to highlight your preferred language for the
menu system.
2.
Press OK to select that language.
3.
Press the left arrow button to highlight Continue Setup and press OK to
continue.
Español
Resalte con las flechas 5 y 6. Seleccione con el botón OK.
Mise en surbrillance avec 5 et 6. Sélection avec OK.
Press 5or 6to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press 4 to return to the menu.
0 Go Back
1 Continue Setup
2 Cancel Setup
Main MenuAssisted SetupChannel Search
Input to search:
Channel Search finds channels
for you. Check fewer boxes to
Cable Input
make the search faster (but
Antenna Input
less complete) and vice versa.
Channels to search:
The first time that you do a
Digital channels
Channel Search, put a check in
Analog channels
all the boxes to do a thorough
search for channels.
Other search options:
Detect antenna or cable setting
Include previously found channels in search
To add a channel that Channel
Search didn't find, clear all
menus and directly tune to the
Start
channel with the number keys.
Complete Channel Search
Even though this initial channel search can take several minutes, it is important
to complete in order for your TV to display channels and programming. Make
sure you have connected cable and/or off-air antenna to the corresponding
inputs before you start a channel search.
1.
Pressto make changes to this screen's settings.
Press OK to skip to the next step in the setup routine.
Tip
To do a channel search, check each box that pertains to your TV. For
example, if you’re only receiving cable from the CABLE INPUT, highlight
Cable Input and press OK to place a check mark in the box.
The first Channel Search takes several minutes
if the TV is searching for analog and digital
channels, and cable and antenna inputs are
being searched. You may want to leave and
come back later.
2.
3.
What To Expect
Press the right arrow button to access the channel search screen, then use
the up and down arrow buttons to choose an option. Press the OK button
to toggle the option on (check mark in box) or off.
Note: If a cable box is connected to your TV’s CABLE INPUT, or the
CableCARD slot is in use, don’t check the Cable Input box.
Press the down arrow to highlight Start and press OK to begin the setup.
When the channel search is complete, a message screen appears. Select
Continue. Another message screen appears telling you that you’ve
completed the Assisted Setup. Select Continue on the left.
Note: If you skip Channel Search now, you can access it later through
the Connections menu. See Chapter 4 for more details.
Watching TV
If you have both analog and digital cable channels these will be put into the same channel list.
To tell the difference between these channels, press the INFO button and look in the channel
banner for these things: a subchannel, the format, and resolution the TV is receiving.
•
Analog channels only display one channel number. Digital channels received through the
digital cable card also have one channel. number. Digital channels received through cable
have a primary channel and a subchannel. In the example below, 6 is the primary channel;
1 is the subchannel.
•
Analog channels are sent in a 4:3 format. Digital channels can be sent in a format of 4:3, but
usually 16:9.
•
Analog channels are sent in a resolution up to 480i. Digital channels are sent in a resolution
of 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p.
Channel number
Program Title/Acquiring Channel
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Changing Channels
Depending upon the type of signals you have connected to your HDTV, you might notice that
the channels change slower than you’re used to. This is perfectly normal. Digital cable channels
sometimes take longer to tune.
Some channels might be found during the channel search that aren’t available. Some channels
are enabled by the cable company that don’t carry programming, such as video-on-demand.
When channels are unavailable, your TV’s screen displays Unusable signal. You probably want to
get rid of these so they no longer appear in your channel list. Remove these in the Channel List
menu. Go to page 39 for more information.
Next Steps
Now that you’ve finished the Assisted Setup, you’re ready to watch TV. This might be a good time
to program your remote control. The remote control that came with this TV can be programmed
to operate other devices. Go to the next chapter to find out how to program your remote.
Continue to the next few pages to learn more about the back panel and front of your TV.
• Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control
• Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Features
• Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System
• Chapter 5: Other Information
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Explanation of Jacks
The diagrams below illustrate jacks found on the back of the TV. When connecting cables, be
sure to connect corresponding outputs and inputs (video input into video out, right audio input
into right audio out, etc.).
COMPOSITE INPUT
COMPONENT (1080i/720p/480p/480i)/COMPOSITE INPUTS
INPUT 2
INPUT 1
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
(OPTICAL)
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
(OPTICAL)
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
INPUT 3
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO OUTPUT
CABLE INPUT
VIDEO
Y/VIDEO
L
Y/VIDEO
L
VIDEO
L
PB
R
PB
R
L
L
R
PR
R
R
S-VIDEO
PR
S-VIDEO
SUBWOOFER
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT Use a digital optical cable (or SPDIF cable) to
connect your TV to a compatible Dolby Digital or PCM receiver or decoder.
Dolby Digital Technology offers theatre-quality sound (six audio channels).
If you own a receiver that uses an optical cable input, you can use an optical
cable to connect the TV to that receiver for the best sound quality. Go to the
Digital Audio Out screen in the Audio menu to select Auto Select or PCM as the
output for this jack.
Note: This TV’s optical digital output jack fully complies with the
international standard governing this type of jack (IEC958), and is
designed for connection to a Dolby Digital (AC-3® or PCM) receiver or
decoder. Older equipment, some of which is not fully compliant with
IEC958, may not be compatible with the Dolby Digital bitstream. Such
a connection using anything other than a Dolby Digital (AC-3 or PCM)
receiver or decoder could create a high noise level, causing damage to
headphones or speakers.
CableCARD™
HDMI/DVI INPUT
Use menu for DVI audio.
CableCARD Allows you to use a digital cable television card to receive digital
cable services, including premium and HDTV cable channels, without the need
for a set-top box. Go to page 10 for information on using the CableCARD slot.
HDMI/DVI INPUT (High-Definition Multimedia Interface/Digital Visual
Interface) Provides an uncompressed digital interface that carries both video
and audio data by way of an integrated mini-plug cable. Since HDMI is based
on Digital Visual Interface (DVI), the jack on the back of your TV is also
compatible with DVI devices.
Notes: The HDMI/DVI jack is not intended to be used with a computer.
If you connect a device with a DVI jack to the HDMI/DVI input, you’ll
need an HDMI to DVI adapter. Also, connect audio cables to an input
that is not in use. An example is shown on page 16. Then go to the
Audio Connections menu and select DVI Audio Input to choose the
input you’re using to receive audio.
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VIDEO/AUDIO INPUTS
COMPOSITE INPUT
INPUT 1 COMPOSITE INPUT Connect an NTSC (analog) device. These jacks
are used for most audio/video connections between devices. The audio/video
jacks are often color coded (yellow for video, red for right audio, and white for
left audio).
INPUT 1
VIDEO
L
R
L
Y/VIDEO
R
PB
PR
•
R Audio provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
•
L Audio provides left audio connection and connector is usually white.
•
V (Video) provides composite video connection and connector is usually
yellow.
INPUT 2 COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUT Provides connection to a
second NTSC (analog) video device with either composite or component
outputs such as a VCR or DVD player.
•
R Audio provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
•
L Audio provides left audio connection and connector is usually white.
•
Y/Video PB PR Unlike a single video input, component (Y PB PR) video
maintains the video signal as three separate parts through these three jacks.
To ensure maximum picture quality, use three video-grade cables for the
Y PB PR connections. Accepts 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i signals. If you’re
connecting to a device with a Video jack instead, you can still use the
Y/Video jack.
S-VIDEO
Tip
Inputs 2 and 3 can be used as either component
video (Y PB PR ) inputs, composite video
(Y/Video) inputs, or S-Video inputs.
Note: Also, remember to connect the left and right audio cables because the
Y, Pb, Pr cables carry only the picture signal, not the sound.
•
S-VIDEO Lets you connect an S-Video cable for better picture quality to a
device with S-Video capability, such as a VCR or DVD player. When using
S-Video, make sure to connect the two audio cables as well as the
S-Video connector.
The S-Video jack provides better picture quality than the composite
video jacks because the color (chrominance, also called chroma) part of
the signal is separated from the black and white (luminance) part of the
picture.
INPUT 3 COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUT Provides connection to a
second optional video device, such as a DVD player or satellite receiver. The
jacks are the same as described above for INPUT 2.
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CABLE INPUT
CABLE INPUT Used to connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal from
cable or a cable box.
ANTENNA INPUT
ANTENNA INPUT
an off-air antenna.
Used to connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal from
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AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUTS
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT Connect a VCR or DVD-recorder to record digital
and analog programs from the Cable or Antenna Input (excluding copyprotected programs and component video formats) while the TV is turned on.
You must leave the TV on the same channel you are recording.
VIDEO
L
R
•
R Audio provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
•
L Audio provides left audio connection and connector is usually white.
•
V (Video) provides composite video connection and connector is usually
yellow.
Notes: When recording from this output, remember to tune to the
channel you want to record.
If an unusual pattern appears when you connect a VCR to these jacks,
playing a tape or switching to the VCR’s tuner removes the pattern.
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO OUTPUT
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS
•
SUBWOOFER
•
L
SUBWOOFER Provides lower bass frequencies out from the TV to a
powered subwoofer or audio receiver with a subwoofer jack.
Note: Go to Fixed/Variable Output in the Audio Connections menu to
set option to Yes if an external subwoofer is being used.
R and L Provides right front and right rear mixed sound to the right input,
and left front and left rear mixed sound to the left input.
R
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The Front of Your TV
Front Input Jacks
The TV has front input jacks for convenience in connecting a camcorder, digital camera, or video game
system. Look for a hinged door and press to open the cover. Please note the illustration below is just an
example of how these jacks might appear.
Notes: When you plug in headphones, the TV’s internal speakers are muted. Use the VOL up or
down button to control the volume.
When connecting a device that uses a monaural cable, such as some camcorders, use the L/MONO
input jack to get sound from both speakers.
Power Indicator Light Status
AUDIO IN
L/MONO
VIDEO
R
IN
On
TV is on
Off
TV is off (standby mode)
HEADPHONE
Blinks
Light blinks 5 times, pauses, and blinks again 5 times:
Lamp is trying to turn on. If the TV doesn’t turn on
after 5 minutes and then the light blinks steadily for
one minute, one of the following options is possible:
RE
WO
P
+L
OV
—
LO
V
Lamp door may be open. Face the back of the TV.
HC
HC
UN
EM
Power button
and indicator
Locate the door at the bottom of the TV and close it.
Turn off the TV and turn back on. The lamp should
turn on.
MENU/OK
CH
CH
VOL
VOL
Lamp may be dead. You can replace the lamp
yourself. Go to page 69 for lamp replacement
information.
Front Panel
Notes: The front panel illustration shows a typical front panel layout. The
exact look may be different from the one on the front of your TV.
If you use the Front Button Block feature, the front panel no longer provides
access to the menus. The Front Button Block feature disables all front panel
buttons but not the jacks. For more information, see Chapter 3.
If you cannot locate your remote, you can use the front panel of your TV to operate many of the TV’s features.
MENU/OK Brings up the Main menu. When the menu system is displayed, pressing MENU/OK selects
highlighted items.
CH Scans down through the channel list. In the menu system, it moves the highlight down and adjusts
menu controls.
CH Scans up through the channel list. In the menu system, it moves the highlight up and adjusts menu
controls.
VOL Decreases the volume. In the menu system, it moves the highlight left to items and adjusts menu controls.
VOL Increases the volume. In the menu system, it moves the highlight right to items and adjusts menu
controls.
(Power button and indicator) Turns the TV on and off. The indicator lights
lamp has a cool-down period when the TV is turned off, and a warm up period
you try to turn the TV on during a cool-down, you will hear audio and then the
few moments. This could take up to one minute. For different light status of the
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when the TV is turned on. If
picture will be displayed after a
indicator, see above.
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Chapter 2
Using the Remote Control
Chapter Overview:
•
The Buttons on the Remote Control
• Programming the Remote to Operate Other Devices
•
How To Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It
•
Volume Punchthrough Feature
•
Using the INPUT Button
• Remote Code List
Changing Entertainment. Again.
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The Buttons on the Remote Control
ON•OFF
VCR
TV
DVD AUDIO AUX•HD SAT•CABLE
MUTE
FORMAT
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH BACKLIGHT
GO BACK
SKIP
INFO
GUIDE
OK
MENU
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
7
ANT•CAB
INPUT
0
REVERSE
RECORD
PLAY
STOP
FORWARD
PAUSE
CC PRESETS SOUND FREEZE
Arrows (up, down, left, right) Used to move through the on-screen menus.
(0-9) Number Buttons Enter channel numbers and time settings. Also used
in the TV menu to make selections.
ANT•CAB Switches between Antenna and Cable Input. When tuned to an
input, press to go back to the most recently used tuner (Antenna or Cable
Input). In VCR mode, functions as a TV/VCR button. In SAT mode, functions as
a TV/SAT button for an RCA satellite receiver.
AUDIO Places the remote in audio mode to operate a device (such as a
audio receiver or amplifier receiver) that you’ve programmed to work with this
button. This button lights when you press a valid button in AUDIO mode (see
Modes of Operation on page 32 for more details).
AUX•HD Places the remote in auxiliary mode to operate a device (such
as a cable box, satellite receiver, VCR, DVD, or audio receiver) that you’ve
programmed to work with this button. AUX by default is set up for an RCA
HDTV Tuner receiver. This button lights when you press a valid button in
AUX•HD mode (see Modes of Operation on page 32 for more details).
BACKLIGHT Press to illuminate some of the remote control’s buttons. To
conserve battery power, the light turns off after several seconds. Backlight
won’t activate if batteries are low, but blinks on and off quickly.
CC (Closed Captioning) Toggles closed captioning on and off, if available
for the channel you’re tuned to. When you change channels or inputs, the
default for Caption Display is restored.
CH + or CH – Scrolls up or down through the channel or input list. Press
once to change the channel up or down; press and hold to continue changing
channels.
CLEAR Removes on-screen menus and displays. Cancels the commercial skip
timer if it is set.
Tips
The device button corresponding to the mode
you’re in flashes when the remote batteries
are low and you press a button on the remote.
Also, a message might appear on the TV screen
and disappear within a few seconds. Press
CLEAR and replace the batteries to remove the
message.
To turn off most RCA devices that are
connected to the TV, press ON•OFF twice within
two seconds and hold remote steady until the
mode indicators turns off.
DVD Places the remote in DVD mode. If Auto Tuning is enabled, pressing
the DVD button turns on the TV and tunes to the correct Video Input Channel.
This button lights when you press a valid button in DVD mode (see Modes of
Operation on page 32 for more details).
FORMAT Toggles through the video screen formats- Normal, Cinerama (only
available for 4:3 formats), FlexWide, Zoom, and Auto Format.
FREEZE Freezes entire screen. Caution: when recording from VIDEO
OUTPUT, freezes the video you’re recording.
GO BACK Returns you to the previous channel or previous screen in the
menu system.
GUIDE If you’re controlling another device that has a guide, this accesses the
on-screen guide.
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INFO Brings up the Channel Banner with channel and viewing information. Press again to
remove the banner.
INPUT Toggles through the TV’s available input sources (INPUT 1, INPUT 2, INPUT 3, Front
Input, HDMI/DVI, and last-active channel). To quickly access an input, press the INPUT button
and the input number, for example, INPUT + 1 to access INPUT 1.
MENU
Makes Main Menu appear and disappear.
MUTE Reduces the TV’s volume to its minimum level. Press again to restore volume. The
Audio Output menu must be set to Variable Level, Speakers On to control the TV’s volume.
OK
When a menu item is highlighted, press OK to select the item.
ON•OFF Turns the TV on or off. Your HDTV is equipped with a special lamp system. In order
to preserve the life of the lamp, the TV must warm up and cool down properly when you turn
the TV on and off. When you turn the TV off, the screen turns blue and fades to black. While
the screen is blue, you can still turn the TV back on. If the screen is black when you try to turn
it on, the TV’s lamp may be in its cool-down cycle. The TV’s audio comes on, then the picture is
displayed after a few moments.
In other modes (VCR, DVD, SAT•CABLE, AUX•HD, AUDIO), and if programmed, turns the
device on and off.
PRESETS Toggles through the Picture Presets for the input currently tuned to. The preset is
only temporarily changed and goes back to the original menu setting when you change channels
or inputs or turn off the TV.
REVERSE, PLAY, FORWARD, RECORD, STOP, PAUSE If programmed, provides transport
control for some remote-controllable VCRs and DVD players.
SAT•CABLE (Satellite•Cable) Places the remote in SAT/CABLE box mode. If Auto Tuning
is enabled, turns on the TV and tunes it to the satellite or cable box Video Input Channel. This
button lights when you press a valid button in SAT•CABLE mode (see Modes of Operation on
page 32 for more details).
SKIP Press once before changing channels and the TV returns to the original channel after 30
seconds. Press repeatedly to add more time. With no displays on-screen, press CLEAR to cancel.
SOUND On digital channels/inputs, toggles through the available Audio Modes. For analog
channels, toggles SAP on or off. If you change channels/inputs, the default for Audio Mode is
restored. Does not affect default menu settings for SAP or Audio Mode.
TV Places the remote in TV mode. Turns on the TV and tunes to the last-viewed TV channel or
input. This button lights when you press a valid button in TV mode (see Modes of Operation on
page 32 for more details).
VCR Places the remote in VCR mode. If Auto Tuning is enabled, turns on the TV and tunes to
the VCR Video Input Channel. This button lights when you press a valid button in VCR mode
(see Modes of Operation on page 32 for more details).
VOL – or VOL + Decreases or increases the TV’s volume. The TV Audio Output menu must be
set to Variable Level, Speakers On to control the TV’s volume.
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ON•OFF
VCR
DVD AUDIO AUX•HD SAT•CABLE
Programming the Remote to Operate
Other Devices
The universal remote can be programmed to operate many brands of remotecontrollable VCRs, audio devices, DVD players, cable boxes, satellite receivers
and other devices. In addition to being programmed to operate your television,
it’s already programmed to operate most RCA devices.
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
REVERSE
PLAY
STOP
The AUX•HD button can be programmed to operate most brands of an
additional remote-controllable device: satellite receiver, cable box, DVD, VCR,
and an audio device. A second and third RCA TV can be programmed to any
device button, except the TV button. Go to page 54 for more information on
programming the remote to another TV.
Note: The TV button can’t be programmed on this remote to control
any device; it controls only this TV.
Find Out If You Need to Program the Remote
To determine whether the universal remote needs to be programmed to
operate one of the devices connected to your TV, such as a VCR, do the
following:
1.
Turn on the device (in this example, a VCR).
2.
Point the remote at the device.
3.
Press the corresponding device button (in this example, VCR).
You’ll use these buttons when
you program the remote for other
devices.
4.
Press ON•OFF to see if the VCR responds. If the VCR doesn’t respond,
you need to program the remote to operate it.
Important Note: The remote
may not be compatible with all
models of all brands of devices. It
also may not operate all functions
of your device.
Programming the Remote
There are two ways to program the remote control to operate other devices:
Automatic Code Search and Direct Entry.
Using Automatic Code Search
Note: The AUX•HD button can only search VCR codes, but can be used
for a non-VCR device by programming it with direct entry method. By
default, the AUX•HD button is programmed for an RCA HDTV Tuner
receiver.
The following instructions can be used to program the remote to operate
each of your devices. If you want to stop the automatic code search without
programming any of your devices, press the CLEAR button until the device
button you’re trying to program turns off.
1.
2.
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Turn on the device you want to control (VCR, satellite receiver, etc.)
Press and hold the button you want to program. While holding the device
button, press and hold ON•OFF until all of the device buttons (VCR,
TV, DVD, AUDIO, AUX•HD, and SAT•CABLE) flash. Then, release both
buttons.
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3.
Point the remote at the device, press and release PLAY, then wait five seconds or until the device button
you’re trying to program stops flashing.
At this time the remote control is searching for the correct code to program, so keep pointing it at the
device. If, after five seconds, the device you want to control does not turn off, press and release PLAY
again to tell the remote to search the next set of codes.
Continue pressing and releasing PLAY until the device turns off or until the all of the device buttons on
the remote flash 4 times in unison. If the device has not turned off by the time all the device buttons on
the remote control flash 4 times in unison, then the remote cannot control that particular device.
If the device you want to control does turn off:
1.
2.
Press and release REVERSE, then wait two seconds. Repeat this step until the device turns back on.
To finish, press and hold STOP until the device button you’re trying to program on the remote control
turns off. This saves the code to that button.
Using Direct Entry
1.
Turn on the device to be programmed.
2.
Look up the brand and code number(s) for the device on the code list at the end of this section.
3.
On your remote control, press and hold the device button you want to program.
4.
While pressing the device button, enter a code from the code list. If all of the device buttons flash 4
times in unison, then the code you’ve entered is not the right kind of code for that button (see pages
33-34 to see which buttons can be programmed to control the device you want).
Release the device button, point the remote at the device and then press ON•OFF to see if the device
responds to the remote control commands. If it doesn’t, try pressing the device button and then
ON•OFF (or other buttons on the remote) again.
5.
6.
If you get no response, repeat these steps using the next code listed for your brand, until the device
responds to the remote control commands.
How to Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It
Once the remote has been programmed successfully, you are ready to use it to operate your devices.
To Operate the Device:
1.
Press the appropriate device button (DVD, TV, VCR, SAT•CABLE, AUDIO, AUX•HD) to set the remote
to control the device.
2.
Press ON•OFF to turn the device ON or OFF.
3.
Use the remote buttons that apply to that device.
Notes: The remote control may not be compatible with all brands and models of devices.
If you keep pressing buttons and nothing happens, the remote is probably in the wrong mode. You
must press the device button that matches the device you want to operate (i.e., if you want to operate
the VCR, press VCR on the remote control to put the remote in VCR mode.)
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Modes of Operation
Because this universal remote can control several different devices (DVD player, VCR, cable box,
etc.) it uses operational modes triggered by the device buttons. For example, if you want the
remote control to operate the TV, press the TV button to put the remote into TV mode. If you
want the remote to operate the VCR, press the VCR button.
The button corresponding to the mode the remote is in lights up when you press any button
that works in that mode. For example, if you’re in TV mode and you press the VOL+ button, the
TV button lights up. This tells you that the command to increase the volume is being sent to the
TV (and not the satellite receiver, for example).
Volume Punchthrough Feature
You may find this feature helpful if you’ve connected your devices to an audio/video receiver
(A/V receiver) or amplifier, but you want to use the TV’s remote control to operate the volume
for a device that is connected to the audio/video receiver. An example follows:
Let’s say you’ve connected your DVD player to your audio/video receiver. You’ve also
programmed your TV remote control to operate your DVD player. Since the DVD player gets its
volume through the audio/video receiver, you would have to bounce back and forth between
two remote controls: the A/V receiver’s remote to adjust the volume and the TV’s remote control
to operate the DVD player.
The Volume Punchthrough feature eliminates the need for you to use two remote controls and
saves a button press when you’re using the TV remote to adjust the volume. In effect, you are
telling the TV remote to retrieve and send volume commands from the A/V receiver whenever
the TV remote is in DVD mode.
Therefore, after you’ve successfully set up the Volume Punchthrough feature, whenever the
TV remote is in DVD mode (press the DVD button) and you want to adjust the volume, you
only have to press the VOL + or VOL- buttons. Follow the instructions below to set up Volume
Punchthrough.
1.
IMPORTANT: First, you must program the AUDIO button on the TV’s remote control to
operate your audio receiver or amplifier. Go to page 30 for instructions. If you can’t program
this remote to operate your audio receiver, Volume Punchthrough won’t work.
2.
While setting up Volume Punchthrough, it’s best to point the remote away from devices.
3.
Decide which mode the remote will be in when the volume from the audio receiver
“punches through.” The mode will be one of the device buttons (TV, DVD, SAT•CABLE,
VCR, or AUX•HD).
4.
Press and hold the VOL- button. Keep pressing VOL- while you press and release the device
button you chose in step 3 (TV, DVD, SAT•CABLE, VCR, or AUX•HD).
5.
Press and release the AUDIO button since the sound will be coming from the audio/video
receiver. Release the VOL- button.
6.
Now, test it by turning on your audio receiver or amplifier.
7.
Turn on the device that is connected to the audio/video receiver or amplifier (a DVD player,
for example).
8.
Put the TV’s remote in DVD mode by pressing the DVD button, and play a disc.
9.
Press VOL+ or VOL-. The volume from the audio receiver should increase or decrease
accordingly.
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Deleting ALL Volume Punchthrough Commands
To delete all programmed Volume Punchthrough settings and return the remote control back
to the factory defaults, press and hold the VOL- button (the device button of the Volume
Punchthrough lights). While holding the VOL- button, enter the code, 000, using the number
buttons. All device buttons turn on for 2 seconds and then turn off. The remote returns to the
factory settings.
Note: If an invalid button is pressed, all device buttons blink 4 times and turn off. At
this point, you must start over.
Using the INPUT Button
1.
Repeatedly press the INPUT button to scroll through the available input sources until you
find the input associated with the device (such as VCR or DVD player) you want to view.
2.
Once you find the input source you want, stop pressing INPUT.
•
If you tune to INPUT 1 and your VCR is connected to that input, you will be able to
view your VCR. To play, stop, or rewind the VCR tape using the remote that came
with your TV, you must first press the VCR or AUX•HD button (whichever one is
programmed to the VCR) to put the remote control in VCR mode.
There are other ways of selecting a Video Input Channel:
•
Program the device (VCR, DVD, etc.) buttons on the remote control to automatically tune
to the correct Video Input Channel when pressed. For more details on Auto Tuning, see
Chapter 3.
•
When viewing an input, press ANT•CAB, GO BACK, or INPUT to go back to viewing
channels or use the number buttons to enter the channel number.
•
To quickly access an input, press the INPUT button and the input number, for example,
INPUT + 1 to access INPUT 1. Note for professional installers: This is a discrete input
code.
Remote Code List
Audio Codes
Cable Box Codes
Programmable for the AUDIO and AUX•HD
buttons.
Programmable for SAT•CABLE and AUX•HD
buttons.
AUX/Dimensia/Lyra Wireless
RCA ..............................................................................4004
ABC ...................................... 5002, 5003, 5004, 5006, 5045
Archer................................................................. 5008, 5009
Cableview .................................................................... 5007
Contec .......................................................................... 5015
Eastern ......................................................................... 5016
GE ...................................................................... 5002, 5003
Gemini ............................................................... 5017, 5018
General Instruments .................................................... 5003
Hamlin ................................. 5019, 5020, 5021, 5026, 5033
Hitachi .......................................................................... 5003
Jerrold ........................ 5003, 5017, 5022, 5023, 5039, 5045
Magnavox .................................................................... 5024
Memorex ...................................................................... 5026
Movie Time .................................................................. 5025
NEC .............................................................................. 5005
NSC............................................................................... 5025
Oak..................................................................... 5015, 5027
Panasonic ........................................................... 5041, 5044
Philips ........................................... 5011, 5012, 5013, 5014,
.............................................. 5018, 5024, 5028, 5029, 5030
Pioneer ............................................................... 5031, 5032
Proscan............................................................... 5002, 5003
RCA ................................................ 5007, 5040, 5042, 5044
Realistic ........................................................................ 5009
Samsung ....................................................................... 5032
Scientific Atlanta ............................ 5006, 5034, 5035, 5036
Signature ...................................................................... 5003
Audio Cassette
GE ................................................................................4006
RCA ..............................................................................4006
Phono
GE ................................................................................4005
RCA ..............................................................................4005
Receiver/Tuner/AMP
Aiwa .......................... 4008. 4009, 4010, 4011, 4012, 4021
Denon ..........................................................................4027
GE ................................................................................4003
Harman Kardon ...........................................................4020
JBL ................................................................................4020
JVC ...............................................................................4013
Kenwood .....................................................................4014
Onkyo ..........................................................................4022
Optimus .......................................................................4028
Panasonic ........................................................... 4023, 4024
RCA ................................................ 4003, 4015, 4029, 4030
Sherwood .....................................................................4026
Sony ......................................................... 4016, 4017, 4025
Technics ............................................................. 4023, 4024
Yamaha .............................................................. 4018, 4019
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Sprucer ......................................................................... 5044
Standard Component ........................................ 5037, 5038
Starcom .............................................................. 5017, 5045
Stargate ......................................................................... 5017
Tocom ................................................................ 5004, 5022
United Cable ................................................................ 5045
Universal .................................................. 5008, 5009, 5010
View Star .................................................. 5015, 5024, 5025
Zenith ........................................................................... 5043
HD Receiver Code
Programmable for AUX•HD button.
RCA .............................................................................. 7000
TV Codes
Programmable for DVD, VCR, SAT•CABLE,
AUX•HD, and AUDIO buttons.
TV2 ............................................................................... 1222
TV3 ............................................................................... 1223
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DVD codes
Programmable for DVD and AUX•HD buttons.
DVD
Aiwa ....................................................................3010, 3021
Apex ....................................................................3023, 3024
Broksonic ............................................................3027, 3075
Daewoo.........................................................................3028
Denon .......................................................3029, 3030, 3031
Emerson ....................................................3032, 3033, 3076
Funai .............................................................................3033
GE .............................................................3000, 3034, 3035
Go Video .......................................................................3077
Hitachi ...................................3009, 3067, 3068, 3069, 3070
JVC ............................................................3003, 3011, 3078
Kenwood ......................................................................3071
Konka ..................................................................3012, 3013
Koss ...............................................................................3085
Lasonic ..........................................................................3087
Magnavox ...........................................................3004, 3036
Memorex .......................................................................3037
Mintek ...........................................................................3038
Mitsubishi ......................................................................3005
NAD ..............................................................................3032
Norcent ...............................................................3039, 3040
Onkyo ...........................................................................3041
Oritron ..........................................................................3047
Panasonic ............................................................3014, 3042
Philips .................................................................3004, 3020
Pioneer ............................................3006, 3043, 3044, 3045
Proscan................................................................3000, 3046
Qwestar .........................................................................3047
RCA .......................................3000, 3002, 3048, 3079, 3086
Samsung ...............................3072, 3073. 3074, 3080, 3081,
Sansui ............................................................................3049
Sanyo...................................................................3015, 3082
Sharp .........................................................3050, 3052, 3053
Sony .................. 3007, 3016, 3017, 3054, 3055, 3056, 3083
Sylvania .........................................................................3033
Teac ...............................................................................3057
Technics ........................................................................3058
Toshiba..................................3008, 3018, 3059, 3060, 3061
Yamaha .....................................................3062, 3063, 3064
Zenith ........................................................3019, 3065, 3084
Portable DVD
Aiwa ..............................................................................3022
Audiovox ............................................................3025, 3026
Panasonic ......................................................................3030
RCA ...............................................................................3066
Sharp .............................................................................3051
DVD/VCR Combo Codes
DVD and AUX•HD buttons can use DVD codes;
VCR and AUX•HD buttons can use VCR codes
................................................. DVD .......................... VCR
Broksonic ................................ 3075 .............................2075
Emerson .................................. 3076 .............................2076
Go Video ................................. 3077 .............................2077
JVC .......................................... 3078 .............................2078
RCA ......................................... 3079 .............................2079
Samsung .................................. 3080, 3081 .........2080, 2081
Sanyo....................................... 3082 .............................2082
Sony ........................................ 3083 .............................2083
Zenith ...................................... 3084 .............................2084
PVR Codes
Programmable for the VCR and AUX•HD
buttons.
PVR
Replay ...........................................................................2086
Phillips Tivo ..................................................................2085
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(DVD Receiver) Codes
AUDIO and AUX•HD buttons can use Audio
codes; DVD and AUX•HD buttons can use DVD
codes
.......................................... Audio ..........................DVD
JBL ...........................................4031 ............................ 3088
JVC ..........................................4032 ............................ 3089
Koss .........................................4033 ............................ 3090
Onkyo .....................................4034 ............................ 3091
Panasonic ................................4035 ............................ 3092
Pioneer ....................................4036 ............................ 3093
RCA .........................................4037 ............................ 3094
Venturer...................................4038 ............................ 3095
Satellite Receiver Codes
Programmable for SAT•CABLE and AUX•HD
buttons.
Alphastar ..................................................................... 5064
Chapparal .......................................................... 5046, 5047
Dishnet ........................................................................ 5063
Drake ................................................................ 5048, 5049
Echostar ...................................................................... 5070
GE ........................................................... 5000, 5001, 5072
General Instruments ............................... 5050, 5051, 5052
Hitachi ............................................................... 5066, 5067
Hughes .............................................................. 5062, 5071
JVC .............................................................................. 5065
Panasonic .................................................................... 5060
Philips ......................................................................... 5068
Primestar .................................................................... 5061
Proscan .................................................. 5000, 5001, 5072
RCA ........................................................ 5000, 5001, 5072
Realistic ....................................................................... 5053
Sony ............................................................................ 5058
STS1 ............................................................................. 5054
STS3 ............................................................................. 5055
STS4 ............................................................................. 5056
Toshiba.............................................................. 5057, 5059
Uniden ........................................................................ 5069
VCR Codes
Programmable for VCR and AUX•HD buttons.
Admiral........................................................................ 2068
Aiko ............................................................................. 2023
Aiwa ............................................................................ 2022
Akai ............................2002, 2003, 2004, 2057, 2058, 2059
Audiovox .................................................................... 2010
Bell & Howell ............................................................. 2007
Broksonic ................................................ 2008, 2021, 2075
Calix ............................................................................ 2010
Canon ................................................................ 2017, 2018
Capehart ............................................................ 2016, 2056
Carver .......................................................................... 2037
CCE.................................................................... 2023, 2036
Citizen ..2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2023
Colortyme ................................................................... 2005
Craig ...............................................2009, 2010, 2019, 2036
Curtis-Mathes ......................................... 2005, 2009, 2012,
....................................2014, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2060, 2072
Daewoo............2011, 2013, 2015, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2056
Daytron ....................................................................... 2056
Dimensia ..................................................................... 2072
Electrohome ...................................................... 2010, 2024
Emerson ....................2002, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2020,
................................. 2021, 2022, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027,
........................2028, 2039, 2059, 2061, 2067, 2069, 2076
Fisher..............................................2007, 2019, 2029, 2030
Fuji........................................................... 2003, 2017, 2062
Funai ........................................................................... 2022
Garrard ........................................................................ 2022
GE .............................2000, 2001, 2009, 2017, 2018, 2060,
........................................................................... 2063, 2072
Gradiente .................................................................... 2022
Harman Kardon .......................................................... 2005
Harwood ..................................................................... 2036
Hitachi ........................2033, 2034, 2035, 2053, 2057, 2063
JC Penney ................. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,
................ 2017, 2018, 2030, 2033, 2034, 2036, 2037, 2053
Jensen....................................................... 2033, 2034, 2057
JVC ................... 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2057, 2064, 2078
Kenwood .................. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2057,
...................................................................................... 2064
KLH .............................................................................. 2036
Kodak ................................................................. 2010, 2017
LG ................................................................................. 2010
Logik ............................................................................ 2036
LXI ................................................................................ 2010
Magnavox ................. 2017, 2018, 2037, 2038, 2052, 2054,
...................................................................................... 2065
Marantz ............ 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2037
Matsushita .................................................................... 2017
Memorex ................... 2007, 2009, 2010, 2017, 2019, 2022,
............................................................................ 2052, 2068
MGA ......................................................... 2024, 2039, 2059
Minolta ..................................................... 2033, 2034, 2053
Mitsubishi ...................................... 2024, 2033, 2034, 2039,
........................................................ 2040, 2041, 2059, 2064
Montgomery Ward ....................................................... 2068
Motorola ............................................................. 2017, 2068
MTC .............................................................................. 2009
Multitech .............................. 2009, 2012, 2022, 2031, 2036
NEC ....................2005, 2006, 2007,2012, 2014, 2057, 2064
Nikko ........................................................................... 2010
Noblex.......................................................................... 2009
Olympus ...................................................................... 2017
Optimus ............................................................. 2010, 2068
Optonica ...................................................................... 2047
Panasonic ....................................... 2017, 2018, 2055, 2066
Pentax .................................. 2012, 2033, 2034, 2053, 2063
Pentex Research .......................................................... 2014
Philco ............................................. 2017, 2018, 2037, 2038
Philips ............................................ 2017, 2037, 2047, 2065
Pioneer ........................................... 2006, 2033, 2042, 2064
Portland .......................................... 2012, 2013, 2015, 2056
Proscan..................................................... 2000, 2001, 2072
Quasar ...................................................... 2017, 2018, 2066
RCA ..................................... 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2017,
................................... 2033, 2034, 2043, 2044, 2045, 2053,
.......................... 2060, 2063, 2066, 2070, 2072, 2073, 2079
Radio Shack ............................................. 2010, 2047, 2068
Radioshack/Realistic .................... 2007, 2009, 2010, 2017,
.................................... 2018, 2019, 2022, 2024, 2029, 2047
Realistic .............................. 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017,
.......................... 2018, 2019, 2022, 2024, 2029, 2047, 2068
Radix ............................................................................ 2010
Ricoh ............................................................................ 2071
Runco ........................................................................... 2052
Samsung .................... 2004, 2009, 2011, 2027, 2031, 2058,
............................................................................ 2080, 2081
Sansui ............................................. 2006, 2046, 2057, 2064
Sanyo.............................................. 2007, 2009, 2019, 2082
Scott.................. 2008, 2011, 2021, 2026, 2028, 2039, 2061
Sears .............................................. 2007, 2010, 2017, 2019,
.............................................. 2029, 2030, 2033, 2034, 2053
Sharp .................................... 2013, 2024, 2047, 2048, 2068
Shintom .......................................... 2003, 2034, 2036, 2049
Signature ...................................................................... 2068
Singer ....................................................... 2017, 2036, 2071
Sony ..................................... 2003, 2049, 2050, 2062, 2083
STS...................................................................... 2017, 2053
Sylvania ............ 2017, 2018, 2022, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2065
Symphonic ................................................................... 2022
Tandy ........................................................................... 2007
Tashiko......................................................................... 2010
Tatung .......................................................................... 2057
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Using the TV’s Features
Chapter Overview:
•
About the Channel Banner
•
Digital or Analog TV Channels
• Parental Controls
•
How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada
•
Auto Tuning Feature
•
Emergency Alert System (EAS)
Changing Entertainment. Again.
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Program Title/Acquiring Channel
Ch 6-1 DNLJ
Listening to English in SRS
MPAA - Not Rated
00:30 12:39 PM
12:30 AM
Cable Input
16:9 Normal 1080i HD
About the Channel Banner
The Channel Banner appears when you press the INFO button on the remote. If an icon in the channel banner is grayed
out (dim), the feature is not available. The following list describes the items on the Channel Banner screen (left to right and
top to bottom). Other displays that are not described here are self-explanatory. When you change channels, the Channel
Banner appears as a smaller version than what’s shown above.
The icons change appearance to show the item’s status or availability.
Program Title/Acquiring Channel Title of program (if available) or Acquiring Channel appears when tuning a channel.
12:30 AM
00:30
The time when the TV shuts off if the Sleep Timer is activated in the Time menu.
Displays the time remaining before the TV tunes back to the channel where
Commercial Skip was activated.
12:39 PM Current time if the Time feature is set in Time menu.
Ch 61- DNLJ Current channel, subchannel (for digital channels) and the TV station call letters, if
available.
Antenna/Cable/Auto Tuning Displays type of signal (Antenna or Cable) you’re viewing or the Auto Tuning
device you’re viewing.
Listening to Displays when SAP is playing for an analog channel. For a digital channel, displays
the currently playing audio mode. Also displays the audio processor in use.
SAP or Audio Mode changes with SOUND button.
16:9 Normal 1080i HD Displays the aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9); original resolution of the broadcast, not the
resolution of the TV; and HD (High Definition) or SD (Standard Definition). For
more information about aspect ratio and broadcast resolution, go to page 2.
Displays when Closed Captioning is available on the current channel and matches
the format selected in the Caption Priority menu.
SAP or Audio language icon appears when the current analog channel is
broadcasting SAP (Second Audio Program) information or when current digital
channel is broadcasting an alternate audio mode, respectively.
Sound mode icons (mono, stereo, Dolby surround, four-channel surround, 4.1channel surround, five-channel surround, etc.).
Appears when a program can be recorded; otherwise, it is grayed out.
Parental Control icon is displayed red and locked when the TV is locked, green and
unlocked when the TV is unlocked, and yellow and unlocked when the TV is
temporarily unlocked.
MPAA - Not Rated V-Chip program rating (not the TV’s rating set up in Parental Control menu).
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Digital or Analog TV Channels
A single off-air antenna can pick up both analog and digital channels. Digital channels can be
made up of primary channels and subchannels.
Note: Subchannels (sometimes called minor channels) are channels associated with the
Primary channel (sometimes called the major channel). A primary channel may have just
one subchannel or multiple subchannels.
Tip:
Primary
Channel
Subchannel
(if necessary)
Ch60
88- 2
-888 WLPJ
Listening to English in SRS
MPAA - Not Rated
Use the channel banner to determine
whether a channel is digital or analog.
A digital (ATSC or QAM) channel may
have a dash and second number after
it (e.g., 21-1); an analog channel (NTSC)
doesn’t (e.g., Ch 21).
Cable Input
4:3 Normal 480i SD
Direct Tuning to a Channel
ON•OFF
VCR
TV
TV button
1.
Make sure the remote is in TV mode by pressing TV on the remote
control.
2.
Enter the primary channel number. This number appears in the
primary channel entry box. Press OK or wait a few seconds. If
you don’t enter a subchannel, the TV tunes to the lowest digital
subchannel.
3.
If the primary channel number has fewer than six digits (for cable), or
two digits (for antenna) and you want to enter subchannel numbers,
press the right arrow button to advance to the subchannel entry box.
4.
Enter the number of the subchannel. This number appears in the
subchannel entry box.
5.
Press OK to tune to the channel or wait a few seconds and the TV
tunes to the channel.
DVD AUDIO AUX•HD SAT•CABLE
MUTE
FORMAT
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH GO BACK
BACKLIGHT
SKIP
INFO
GUIDE
OK
Right arrow
MENU
1
CLEAR
2
3
Tip
If a digital and analog channel have the same primary
channel number, tune to the analog channel by entering the analog channel number or entering the analog
channel number and then a subchannel of “0.”
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Notes: You can always use the channel up and down buttons on
the remote control to change channels within the TV mode.
If you wait too long before entering the subchannel, the TV tunes
to the lowest digital subchannel.
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Parental Controls
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Parental Controls
4 Connections
5 Preferences
6 Assisted Setup
The Parental Controls menu lets you set up the Locked and
Unlocked channel lists, ratings, and blocking features:
•Lock TV/Unlock TV: Choose to either lock or unlock the TV.
•Video Input List: Choose the inputs to be seen or hidden.
•Cable Channel List: Choose channels for the Cable Input.
•Antenna Channel List: Choose channels for the Antenna Input.
•USA V-Chip: Set rating limits for USA-rated shows.
•Canada V-Chip: Set rating limits for Canada-rated shows.
•V-Chip Unrated: Unrated and Exempt shows can be blocked.
•Front Button Block: Choose if buttons are accessible or not.
Press OK orto access the Parental Controls menu.
The Parental Controls menu allows you to program your TV so that
children cannot see certain programs, channels, or use the buttons on
the front of the TV. The Parental Controls menu controls the software
inside your TV (referred to as V-Chip) which lets you program your TV
so it won’t display certain programs and movies based on violence, sex,
or other content you may believe children should not view. Once you
block programs, you or other adults can unblock programs by entering
a password to unlock video or enter the password to edit the features in
the Parental Controls menu. By default, the software inside your TV is
turned “off,” so if you don’t want to use this feature, you can just ignore it.
The options of the Parental Controls menu are Lock/Unlock TV, Video
Input List, Cable Channel List, Antenna Channel List, USA V-Chip, Canada
V-Chip, V-Chip Unrated, and Front Button Block.
Lock/Unlock TV
Main MenuParental Controls
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
Enter new password:
* * * *
Confirm new password:
* * * *
Locking the TV puts into effect all of the rating limits, the
Locked List, and blocking features that you have set up in
the Parental Controls menu.
In order to lock the TV, enter the four-digit password you
would like to use.
Locking the TV puts into effect the rating limits, the Locked
List, and blocking features. Press OK to continue.
Tip
You must lock the TV for the parental controls settings
to be enforced.
Main MenuParental Controls
0 Go Back
1 Unlock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
Unlocking the TV turns off the rating limits, the Locked List,
and blocking features. The Unlocked List will be used instead
of the Locked List.
Do you want to unlock the TV?
Point to "Yes" and press OK to unlock the TV.
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Notes: When locking the TV, you’ll be asked to enter a password
and then to re-enter the password a second time to re-confirm your
password choice.
If you do not lock the TV, none of the settings for V-Chip, channel
block, and front panel block take effect.
If you forget your password, simultaneously press and hold the MENU/
OK button on the front panel and VOL- button on the remote for three
seconds. This resets the password only and unlocks the TV; all other
settings in Parental Controls are not changed.
Point to "No" and press OK to cancel.
Yes
No
Warning: Unlocking the TV turns off the rating limits, the
Locked List, and blocking features. Press OK to continue.
Main Menu4Parental Controls
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
Selecting this option lets you lock and unlock the parental controls and
the TV using a password. It locks or unlocks channel lists. If the TV is
unlocked when watching TV, you only see the channels that have a
check mark in the Unlocked List (see Channel Lists below). If the TV is
locked when watching TV, you only see the channels that are marked as
Viewable in the Locked List. If the TV is locked, all channels can still be
accessed by using the number buttons on the remote control but may not
be viewed if they are blocked (enter password to see program).
Unlocked
List
Locked
List
All Video Input
Viewable
Input 1
Viewable
Input 2
Viewable
Input 3
Viewable
Front Input
Viewable
HDMI
Viewable
Press OK to edit the video input List. Each input can be
added or deleted in the list and made blocked or viewable.
Channel Lists (Video Input List, Cable Channel
List, Antenna Ch. List)
The channel lists contain the following information: major channel
number, with sub-channel number only if it’s a digital channel; channel
call letters, if available when channel is tuned; Locked List; and Unlocked
List. The channels listed in Cable Channel List and Antenna Ch. List for
off-air or cable sources are based on the channel search results. If a
channel is not found by Channel Search, then it is not listed.
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Editing Channels in the Channel Lists
Main Menu4Parental Controls
0
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
Unlocked
List
Go Back
Locked
List
All Channels
2
Viewable
Viewable
3
Viewable
4
Viewable
5
Viewable
6
Viewable
8
Viewable
10
Viewable
11
Viewable
Press OK to edit the video input List. Each input can be
added or deleted in the list and made blocked or viewable.
Main Menu4Parental Controls
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
Unlocked
List
Locked
List
All Channels
2
Viewable
Viewable
3
Viewable
4
Viewable
8
Viewable
8-1
Viewable
8-2
Viewable
8-3
Viewable
9
Viewable
Press OK to edit the video input List. Each input can be
added or deleted in the list and made blocked or viewable.
Channels can be edited through the Unlocked List and Locked List in the
Cable and Antenna Channel List menus. Use the Unlocked List to remove
a channel if you no longer want it in your channel list because you don’t
like the program, for example. Remove or “hide” a channel from the
Unlocked List by removing the check mark in the box. In the example to
the left, channel 4 is removed from the Cable Channel List. If you decide
later you want to view channel 4, access it using the number 4 button on
the remote.
Use the Locked List to block a channel in your channel list if you don’t
want children to view the channel, for example. Select Blocked in the
Locked List to block a channel. In the example to the left, channel 8-2 is
removed from the Antenna Ch. List. When the TV is locked, access the
channel directly by using the number buttons on the remote control then
enter your valid password to view the channel.
To save time, you can also add ALL or delete ALL channels in a list by
changing the box or choice field in the line that says All Video Inputs
or All Channels but be very careful because you could erase all of your
selections.
Note: If a cable box is connected to the CABLE INPUT, the
channel list can be edited for Cable Channel in the Cable
Channel List menu. If a cable box is connected via INPUT1, the
channel list cannot be edited.
How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada
The V-Chip software reads a code that most broadcasters send with programs. That code tells the
TV software the program’s age-based rating (TV-MA, TV-14, etc.) and content themes [(Violence
(V), Adult Language (L), etc.)]. If you have blocked the rating and/or content themes that the
program contains and the TV is locked and you tune to a program whose rating exceeds the
rating limit you set, you will receive a message telling you that the program is blocked from
viewing.
Broadcasters are not required to provide content themes, so programs received with no content
themes will only be blocked if you block their age-based rating and the TV is locked. With the
V-Chip Unrated menu, you can also block out programs that have been given a rating of “Not
Rated,” or “Exempt” and programs that are considered “unrated”. The TV age-based ratings and
content themes you can block are in the table on the next page.
Main Menu4Parental Controls
0 Go Back
1 V-Chip TV Rating
2 V-Chip Movie Rating
USA V-Chip TV Ratings
4USA V-Chip
The V-Chip TV rating limits are set with this screen.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
Rating Content
Rating
Status
D
"TV-MA" Blocked
L
S
V
B
B
B
"TV-14" Blocked
V
V
V
V
"TV-PG" Blocked
V
V
V
V
FV
1. Choose Parental Controls from the Main menu. If Parental Controls
have previously been locked, you must enter your password.
"TV-G" Blocked
"TV-Y7" Blocked
"TV-Y"
The USA V-Chip TV Rating lets you decide which TV programs can and
cannot be viewed. To set TV programming limits:
B
Blocked
Press OK to set the age-based TV rating limit and content
theme limit.
2.
Highlight and select USA V-Chip.
3.
Highlight and select V-Chip TV Rating.
4. Once you get to the V-Chip TV Rating screen, use the arrow buttons
and OK on your remote to change the status of a TV program rating
or content theme from Viewable to Blocked.
Proceed to the next sections for more details about how to change the
status of TV program limits.
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USA V-Chip Rating Limit Screen
The following is an example of where items are located within the V-Chip TV Rating screen below the USA V-Chip menu.
Rating Status Field
Lets you select whether the status of the age-based
Rating Field
rating limit to the left is Viewable or Blocked.
Content Themes
Lists the content themes you
can block or view.
Lets you select from a
list of age-based ratings
Main Menu4Parental Controls 4USA V-Chip
you can block or view.
0 Go Back
1 V-Chip TV Rating
2 V-Chip Movie Rating
Rating Settings
Area
The V-Chip TV rating limits are set with this screen.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
Status
D
"TV-MA" Blocked
Lets you see the current
V
B
B
B
V
V
V
"TV-PG" Blocked
V
V
V
V
age-based ratings and
"TV-Y7" Blocked
coded in green, and the
S
V
"TV-G" Blocked
Viewable (V) settings are
L
"TV-14" Blocked
block/view state of
associated content. The
Lets you select which con-
Rating Content
Rating
"TV-Y"
Content Status Fields
FV
tent themes to view for the
selected rating, and whether
the status of the content
theme is currently Viewable
B
Blocked
(V) or Blocked (B).
Press OK to set the age-based TV rating limit and content
theme limit.
Blocked (B) settings are
coded in red.
Age-Based
Rating
TV-MA
TV-14
TV-PG
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USA Description and Content Themes for Age-Based Ratings
Mature Audience Only. Specifically designed to be viewed by adults and may be unsuitable for children
under 17. It contains one or more of the following content themes: crude indecent language (L), explicit
sexual activity (S), or graphic violence (V).
Parents Strongly Cautioned. Contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children
under 14. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned
against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended. This program contains one or more of the
following content themes: intensely suggestive dialogue (D), strong coarse language (L), intense sexual
situations (S), or intense violence (V).
Parental Guidance Suggested. Contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children. Many
parents may want to watch it with their younger children. The program contains one or more of the following
content themes: some suggestive dialogue (D), infrequent coarse language (L), some sexual situations (S), or
moderate violence (V).
TV-G
General Audience. Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages. It contains little or no sexual
dialogue (D) or situations (S), no strong language (L), and little or no violence (V).
TV-Y7
Directed to Children 7 years and older. Designed for children ages 7 and above. It may be more
appropriate for children who have acquired the developmental skills needed to distinguish between makebelieve and reality. Themes and elements in this program may include mild fantasy violence (FV) or comedic
violence, or may frighten children under the age of 7.
TV-Y
All Children. Themes and elements in this program are designed for a young audience, including children
from ages 2-6. It is not expected to frighten younger children.
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Blocking Age-Based Ratings
You can automatically block all program ratings above a specified age-based rating level. For
example, if you only want your child to watch programs that have a TV-G rating and lower (in
other words, you want the child to watch TV-G, TV-Y7, and TV-Y), then you need to block out
higher ratings.
To block programs with higher ratings:
1.
First, determine the lowest level rating you don’t want the child to watch (see chart of agebased ratings on previous page).
2.
Highlight the lowest rating you do not want the child to watch. In the example discussed
above, you would highlight TV-PG, since the highest rating you want the child to watch is
TV-G.
3.
Press the OK button to toggle between Viewable and Blocked. The status for the rating listed
to the right and all higher ratings automatically change to Blocked (and B).
4.
Select Lock TV from the Parental Controls menu. Enter a password and re-enter password a
second time to confirm the password.
Hierarchy of Age-Based Ratings
Viewing Age-Based Ratings
TV-MA
Mature Audience Only
After you block age-based ratings, you have the option of changing some
of the ratings back to Viewable (V).
TV-14
Parents Strongly Cautioned
1.
Determine which blocked rating you want to view.
TV-PG
Parental Guidance Suggested
2.
TV-G
General Audience
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the rating with a
status of Blocked.
TV-Y7
Directed to Children 7 years
and older
3.
Press the OK button to select Viewable.
TV-Y
All Children
Notes: The content status fields corresponding to the unblocked
rating become Viewable as well. They and the age-based rating
status are the only fields that automatically change back to
Viewable when you complete this process.
You must remember to lock the TV as described above for rating
limits to take effect.
Blocking Specific Content Themes
You can block programs based on their content. When you block a content theme for a particular rating, you
automatically block that content theme for higher rated programs as well.
For example, if you do not want your child to watch programs that have adult language (L) rated TV-PG or higher,
then you could block out all programming TV-PG and above containing adult language.
To block program content:
1.
Determine the lowest level of content you don’t want the child to watch.
2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to highlight the age-based ratings that correspond with the
lowest content you do not want the child to watch. (In the example above, you would highlight TV-PG.)
3.
Press the OK button to change content status from (V) Viewable to (B) Blocked. All higher ratings’ content
themes change to Blocked.
Notes: Broadcasters are not required to provide content themes or age-based ratings.
You must remember to lock the TV as described above for rating limits to take effect.
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Viewing Specific Content Themes
If you block specific content themes, you have the option of going back and changing some of the
content themes back to (V) Viewable:
Content Themes
D
Sexually explicit dialogue
L
Adult language
S
Sexual situations
V
Violence
FV
Fantasy Violence
1.
Determine the content themes you want to change to (V) Viewable.
2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the age-based rating
whose content theme you want to change to Viewable.
3.
Press the OK button to change its status back to V. Your child would
then be able to watch programs with TV-14 adult language content,
but not programs with TV-PG or TV-MA language content.
Note: Only the content theme status corresponding to TV-14
(L) language changes to (V) View. Higher rated content themes,
such as that for TV-MA language, do not change.
4.
V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
Main Menu4Parental Controls 4USA V-Chip
0 Go Back
1 V-Chip TV Rating
2 V-Chip Movie Rating
The V-Chip MPAA movie rating limits are set in this screen.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
Rating
Status
"X"
Blocked
"NC-17"
Blocked
"R"
Blocked
"PG-13"
Viewable
"PG"
Viewable
"G"
Viewable
Blocked
B
Select Lock TV from the Parental Controls menu. Enter a password
and re-enter password a second time to confirm the password.
B
B
Not Rated
Movies
Viewable
Press OK to set the movie rating limits which are enforced
when the TV is locked.
Blocking Movie Ratings
You set movie (MPAA) rating limits by blocking movies rated above a
specified rating. How to block and view movie ratings is explained in the
next two sections.
To access the V-Chip Movie Rating menu:
1.
Press MENU on the remote control (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Select Parental Controls.
3.
Select USA V-Chip.
4.
Select V-Chip Movie Rating.
If you only want your child to watch movies that have a PG rating and lower (in other words, movies rated PG and G),
then you could automatically block out all other movies with higher ratings.
To block movies:
1.
Highlight the rating that is the lowest rating you don’t want the child to watch. (In the example above, you would
highlight the rating status button corresponding to PG-13, since the highest rating you want the child to watch is
PG.)
2.
Press the OK button to change the button from Viewable to Blocked. All higher ratings automatically change to
Blocked.
3.
Lock the TV as described above for rating limits to take effect.
Note: Some movies may be given a Not Rated (NR) rating. After blocking movie ratings, you must set NR to
Viewable separately to view NR movies.
Viewing Movie Ratings
After you block movie ratings, you have the option of changing some of the rating status buttons back to Viewable:
1.
Highlight the rating you want to view.
2.
Press the OK button to change the button from Blocked to Viewable.
For example, if movies with a rating of PG-13 and higher are blocked, you can change the rating status
corresponding with NC-17. Your child would then be able to watch all movies with a G, PG, and NC-17 Rating.
3.
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Lock the TV as described above for rating limits to take effect.
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Canada V-Chip
Canadian TV V-Chip supports two different Canadian rating systems: English and French.
Age-Based
Rating
18+
14+
Canada V-Chip English Rating System
Adults. Programming intended for adults 18 and older. It may contain elements of violence,
language, and sexual content which could make it unsuitable for viewers under 18. Violence
guidelines: may contain violence integral to the development of the plot, character or theme,
intended for adult audiences. Other content guidelines: may contain graphic language and explicit
portrayals of nudity and/or sex.
Viewers 14 and over. Programming contains themes or content which may not be suitable for
viewers under the age of 14. Parents are strongly cautioned to exercise discretion in permitting
viewing by pre-teens and early teens. Violence guidelines: may contain intense scenes of violence.
Could deal with mature themes and societal issues in a realistic fashion. Other content guidelines:
may contain scenes of nudity and/or sexual activity. There could be frequent use of profanity.
PG
Parental Guidance. Programming intended for a general audience but which may not be suitable
for younger children (under the age of 8). Parents may consider some content inappropriate for
unsupervised viewing by children aged 8-13. Violence guidelines: depictions of conflict and/or
aggression will be limited and moderate; may include physical, fantasy, or supernatural violence.
Other content guidelines: may contain infrequent mild profanity, or mildly suggestive language.
Could also contain brief scenes of nudity.
G
General Audience. Programming considered acceptable for all ages groups. While not designed
specifically for children, it is understood younger viewers may be part of the audience. Violence
guidelines: will contain very little violence, either physical or verbal or emotional. Will be sensitive
to themes which could frighten a younger child, will not depict realistic scenes of violence which
minimize or gloss over the effects of violent acts. Other content guidelines: there may be some
inoffensive slang, no profanity and no nudity.
C8+
Children 8 and Older. Programming generally considered acceptable for children 8 years and
over to watch on their own. Violence guidelines: violence will not be portrayed as the preferred,
acceptable, or only way to resolve conflict or encourage children to imitate dangerous acts which
they may see on television. Any realistic depictions of violence will be infrequent, discreet, of low
intensity and will show the consequences of the acts. Other content guidelines: there will be no
profanity, nudity or sexual content.
C
C (Children) Programming intended for children under age 8. Violence guidelines: careful attention
is paid to themes which could threaten children’s sense of security and well being. There will be
no realistic scenes of violence. Depictions of aggressive behavior will be infrequent and limited
to portrayals that are clearly imaginary, comedic or unrealistic in nature. Other content guidelines:
there will be no offensive language, nudity or sexual content.
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Age-Based
Rating
Canada V-Chip French Rating System
18+
Adults. Programming is for adults only. This program contains sustained violence or extremely
violent scenes.
16+
Viewers 16 and over. Programming is not suitable for those under age 16. This program contains
frequent scenes of violence or intensely violent scenes.
13+
13+ (Viewers 13 and over) Programming may not be suitable for children under the age of 13.
This program either contains several violent scenes or one or more scenes that are violent enough
to affect them. Viewing in the company of an adult is therefore strongly recommended for children
under the age of 13.
8+
8+ (Viewers 8 and over) Not recommended for young children. This program is suitable for most
audiences, but it contains mild or occasional violence that could upset young children. Viewing in the
company of an adult is therefore recommended for young children (under the age of 8) who do not
distinguish between reality and imagination.
G
G (General Audience) This program is suitable for audiences of all ages. It contains no violence,
or any violence that it does contain is either minimal or is presented in a humorous manner, as a
caricature, or in an unrealistic way.
Canada V-Chip
Main Menu4Parental Controls 4Canada V-Chip
0 Go Back
1 English Ratings
2 French Ratings
You may not need to set the options on this screen unless
you live in or near Canada.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
Rating
Status
"18+"
Blocked
"14+"
Blocked
"PG"
Blocked
"G"
Viewable
"C8+"
Viewable
"C"
Viewable
Blocked
B
B
The English or French Canada V-Chip TV Rating lets you decide which
TV programs can and cannot be viewed. To set TV programming limits:
B
Not Rated
Movies
Blocked
Press OK to block or view programs with this rating and
corresponding themes. Press 4to return to the menu.
1. Choose Parental Controls from the Main menu. If Parental Controls
(TV) have previously been locked, you must enter your password.
2.
Highlight Canada V-Chip and select either Canada’s English Ratings
or French Ratings.
3. Once you get to the English or French Ratings screen, use the
arrow buttons and OK on your remote to change the status of a TV
program rating or content theme from Viewable to Blocked.
Main Menu4Parental Controls
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1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
Go Back
Block Unrated and Exempt Programs
View Unrated and Exempt Programs
Note: "Unrated" and "Exempt" TV programs may include
news, sports, political, religious, local and weather
programs, emergency bulletins, public announcements,
programs without ratings, the Movie rating "N/A",
the USA TV rating "None", and the Canadian rating of
"Exempt" (E).
The TV must be locked for the V-Chip Unrated feature to be
enforced.
Unrated programming can either be blocked or viewable when
the TV is locked. Press OK to continue.
V-Chip Unrated Program Block
Selecting this option lets you decide if programs that the V-Chip recognizes
as “Unrated” (USA) and “Exempt” (Canada) can be viewed. Note that
“Unrated” and “Exempt” TV programs may include news, sports,
political, religious, local and weather programs, emergency bulletins,
public announcements, and programs without ratings, the movie rating
“N/A,” and the TV rating “None” and the Canadian rating of “Exempt.”
Block Unrated and Exempt Programs All unrated and exempt
programs are available.
View Unrated and Exempt Programs All unrated and exempt
programs are not available.
Note: You must remember to lock the TV for rating limits to take
effect.
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Using the TV’s Features
Main Menu4Parental Controls
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Cable Channel List
4 Antenna Ch. List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
Front Buttons Blocked
Front Buttons Unblocked
When the buttons on the TV are blocked and the TV is
locked, only the remote will control the TV. This keeps
children from playing with the buttons. It also keeps
children from watching TV when a guardian is not
present (you must hide the remote for this to be effective.)
Note: If power to the TV is lost for a prolonged time (e.g.,
due to a power outage) the buttons become unblocked.
Press OK to block (disable) the buttons on the front of the TV.
Only the remote will control the TV.
Front Button Block
Selecting this option lets you block (disable) or unblock (enable) the TV’s
front buttons. The remote still tunes to any channel. Front Panel Block
can:
•
Keep children from watching TV when the parent is not present.
•
Keep young children from playing with the buttons on the TV.
(When using this as a Parental Control method, you should remove
access to any remote that is capable of operating the television.)
Don’t forget to lock the TV after you select Blocked. If you do not, the
front panel block will not take effect.
Note: If power to the TV is lost for an extended period, the buttons
become unblocked. Blocking the front buttons does not disable the
front input jacks.
Main Menu4Connections
0 Go Back
1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Signal Source
4 Auto Tuning
5 Special Features
Select which input or channel should be automatically tuned
when a button listed below is pressed on the remote control.
AUDIO (Audio Receiver/Amp)
VCR
Front Input
Not Connected
RCA SAT2
VCR2
Not Connected
Not Connected
DVD
Input 2
SAT-CABLE (Satellite or Cable Box)
Not Connected
Press OK to select the channel or input that is tuned when
the VCR key is pressed on the remote.
Auto Tuning Feature
The way you set up the Auto Tuning feature in the TV’s menu
corresponds to the device buttons on the remote and the way you have
each device connected to your TV. When you set auto tuning, you’re
telling the TV what channel or input to tune to when you press the VCR,
DVD, AUDIO, AUX•HD, or SAT•CABLE button on the remote control.
This is especially useful for going directly to an input like
HDMI/DVI.
Notes: The AUX•HD button by default is set up for an RCA HDTV Tuner
receiver.
VCR
ON•OFF
TV
DVD AUDIO AUX•HD SAT•CABLE
With the Auto Tuning feature, you can set up
the TV to tune to the channel or input you want
to watch by pressing that device’s button. Auto
Tuning for the TV button cannot be set.
If you have two RCA satellite receivers, you can control each separately.
Program the second receiver with the AUX•HD button using the 5001
code. Then use the RCA SAT2 option in the auto tuning menu to set auto
tuning.
1.
Press MENU (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Highlight Connections and press OK.
3.
Highlight Auto Tuning and press OK.
4.
Highlight the device button field and continually press OK to scroll
through the selection of inputs.
The choices and a brief explanation follow:
Not Connected Choose this if you don’t have this particular device
connected to the TV, or if you don’t want the TV to automatically tune
to the correct channel when you press one of the device buttons on the
remote.
Channel 2, 3 or 4 Cable Input Device is connected to the CABLE
INPUT jack on the back of the TV, and you want the TV to tune to
channel 2, 3, or 4 when you press the corresponding button on the
remote. Reminder: make sure the device’s Channel 2/3 or 3/4 switch is
set to match the channel you choose in Auto Tuning.
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Channel 2, 3 or 4 Antenna Input Device is connected to the ANTENNA INPUT jack on the back
of the TV, and you want the TV to tune to channel 2, 3, or 4 when you press the corresponding
button on the remote. Reminder: make sure the device’s Channel 2/3 or 3/4 switch is set to match
the channel you choose in Auto Tuning.
Input 1 Device is connected to the Input 1 Video (V) or S-VIDEO jack on the back of the TV and
you want the TV to tune to the Video Input Channel when you press the corresponding button.
Input 2, Input 3 Compatible video source, such as a DVD player or satellite receiver, is
connected to the Input 2 or 3 COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUT jacks (Y/Video, Pb, Pr) on the
back of the TV and you want the TV to tune to the composite/component video input when you
press the corresponding button.
Front Input Device is connected to the VIDEO IN jack on the front of the TV and you want the
TV to tune to the front Video Input Channel when you press the corresponding button.
HDMI Device is connected to the HDMI/DVI jack on the back of the TV and you want the TV to
tune to this input when you press the corresponding button.
Emergency Alert System (EAS)
The EAS works only if you have a digital cable card connected to the CableCARD slot on the back
of the TV. Your cable company informs you of emergency alert information related to your state
or local-level emergencies, such as Flash Flood Warnings, Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, and
Tornado Watches. When your TV receives a state or local-level emergency, a message is displayed
that lasts approximately 2 minutes, but can be replayed if necessary. During this time, you can’t
clear the information being displayed. In the rare event that there is an national-level emergency,
your TV would tune to a channel broadcasting the emergency information.
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Chapter 4
Using the TV’s Menu
System
Chapter Overview:
• Menus, On-Screen Help, and Control Panels
• Picture Quality Menu
•
Audio Menu
•
Connections Menu
• Preferences Menu
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Menus, On-screen Help, and Control Panels
This section highlights your TV’s on-screen menu system. The menu system has several types of
screens. An overview follows.
Note: The Parental Controls menu items is discussed in the Features chapter, while
Assisted Setup is discussed in the Connections and Setup chapter.
Navigating the Menu System
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Parental Controls
4 Connections
5 Preferences
6 Assisted Setup
The Picture Quality menu has screens for optimizing the
picture for each of the TV's inputs:
•Picture Settings: Adjust the levels that affect the picture.
•Picture Presets: Choose preset levels of Picture Settings.
•Auto Color: Correct the color from channel to channel.
The first menu you see when you press the MENU button on the remote is
called the Main Menu. To use the Main Menu:
•Color Warmth: Adjust the color to Cool, Warm, or Normal.
•Noise Reduction: Reduce picture "static" or interference.
•Green Stretch: Intensify and enhance shades of green.
•Edge Enhancement: Make the picture's edges sharper.
1.
Press the MENU button (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Use the arrow buttons (left, right, up, down) to move through the menu
and highlight different options.
3.
Press the OK button to select a highlighted item.
•Contrast Expand: Intensify and enhance shades of black.
•Advanced Settings: Fine-tune the picture and its position.
Press OK or
4 to access the Picture Quality menu.
Tips
A shortcut method to access a menu item is to press
the number button on the remote that matches the
number next to the on-screen menu. For example, in
the Main Menu, press 2 to go straight to the Audio
menu.
Feel free to explore the menu system. If you’re ever
unsure where you are in the menu system, look at
the menu path at the top (for example, Main Menu,
Picture Quality) or if you’re just tired of exploring,
press CLEAR to remove the menus from the screen
and start over again.
Menu path
Main Menu4Connections
0 Go Back
1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Signal Source
4 Auto Tuning
5 Special Features
Select which input or channel should be automatically tuned
when a button listed below is pressed on the remote control.
VCR
Front Input
VCR2
Not Connected
AUDIO (Audio Receiver/Amp)
Not Connected
RCA SAT2
Not Connected
DVD
Input 2
SAT-CABLE (Satellite or Cable Box)
Not Connected
Note: Press the number button on the remote that matches the number
next to the on-screen menu to select the option.
To exit the Main Menu:
•
Press CLEAR. The on-screen displays are cleared from the screen and you
return to TV viewing.
•
Press MENU.
•
Press 0 (Go Back) or GO BACK on the remote.
On-Screen Help
Information appears on most screens to assist you in understanding your menu
selection. To the right of the highlighted menu item is a display area that might
provide text for the item selected along with any submenu items. In addition,
a menu path appears at the top of the screen to let you know where you are
in the menu system. At the bottom of the screen are two lines of help text that
explain the currently highlighted item.
Press OK to select the channel or input that is tuned when
the VCR key is pressed on the remote.
Highlighted menu
selection
Help text
Controls
Controls let you adjust the default settings of your TV. You can choose a setting,
enter a number, or adjust a level such as tint or brightness. There are four types
of controls:
•
•
•
•
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Sliders
Choice lists (check boxes, radio buttons)
Alpha/numeric entries
Menu (action, choice fields)
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Sliders
Sliders are used to select a specific point of a control that has continuous levels.
To make adjustments:
Highlight the slider for the feature you want to adjust.
2.
Press the up or down arrow button to adjust the indicator on a vertical
slider. Press the left or right arrow button to adjust the indicator on a
horizontal slider.
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Choice Lists
Check boxes and radio buttons are used to select options from a list. Check
boxes let you select one or more options. A radio button lets you select only
one option.
Check boxes
Radio buttons
Turn TV On at:
+ 12:00
-
Turn TV Off at:
+ 1:15
pm
-
pm
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
Start
1.
Use the arrow buttons to move left/right/up/down.
2.
Press OK to select a radio button; press OK to select or de-select a check
box.
Numeric Entries
Numeric entry fields are used to enter numbers, passwords, and time values.
The number buttons on the remote and the arrow, channel up/down, volume
up/down, and MENU/OK buttons on the front panel can be used to enter the
information.
1.
Use the left/right arrow button to highlight the field.
2.
To enter time values, such as the Wake-Up Timer, highlight the + or - field
and press OK to change the time, or simply use the number buttons. To
enter passwords, you must use the number buttons.
On-screen Menu Items
The on-screen menu items are used to access the information and/or change
the settings of the specific item highlighted. Highlight the item with the up
and down arrow buttons. Then press OK or right arrow button to access the
item’s information. To make a selection in one step, press the number button
corresponding to the item.
Action Buttons
An on-screen button that performs the action labelled on the button is an action
button. Press the right arrow button to highlight and press OK to select.
VCR
Front Input
VCR2
Not Connected
DVD
Input 2
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Choice Fields
A choice field cycles through at least two or more choices. Press OK to select
the next entry within the choice field. Moving the highlight to a different choice
field, pressing CLEAR, or exiting the menu saves the selection previously made.
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Picture Quality Menu
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Parental Controls
4 Connections
5 Preferences
6 Assisted Setup
The Picture Quality menu has screens for optimizing the
picture for each of the TV's inputs:
The Picture Quality menu contains menus to configure video settings: Picture
Settings, Picture Presets, Auto Color, Color Warmth, Noise Reduction, Green
Stretch, Edge Enhancement, Contrast Expand, and Advanced Settings. Each one
is described below.
•Picture Settings: Adjust the levels that affect the picture.
•Picture Presets: Choose preset levels of Picture Settings.
•Auto Color: Correct the color from channel to channel.
•Color Warmth: Adjust the color to Cool, Warm, or Normal.
•Noise Reduction: Reduce picture "static" or interference.
•Green Stretch: Intensify and enhance shades of green.
•Edge Enhancement: Make the picture's edges sharper.
•Contrast Expand: Intensify and enhance shades of black.
•Advanced Settings: Fine-tune the picture and its position.
Press OK or
4 to access the Picture Quality menu.
Note: When changing an item in the Picture Quality menu, the graphics
become transparent so you can see how your adjustments affect the
picture.
To access the Picture Quality menu:
1.
Press MENU on the remote control (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Highlight Picture Quality and press OK (the Picture Quality options appear).
Note: When making Picture Quality changes, inputs are all adjusted
independent of each other. Digital cable and antenna channels are
adjusted independent of analog cable and antenna channels.
Picture Settings
Main Menu4Picture Quality
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
The Personal picture presets settings are:
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Contrast
Color
Tint
Black
Level
Sharpness
Picture Settings lets you adjust aspects of the picture you
are viewing. Press OK to adjust the picture settings.
The Picture Settings menu displays five slider controls for adjusting the way the
picture looks. Your options under the Picture Settings menu are:
Contrast Difference between the light and dark areas of the picture.
Color The richness of the color.
Tint The balance between the red and green levels.
Black Level The brightness of the picture.
Sharpness The crispness of the edges in the picture.
To create picture settings for the video inputs:
1.
2.
3.
Picture Presets
Main Menu4Picture Quality
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
Vibrant Day
Contrast
65%
Natural
Color
70%
Cinematic (Night)
Tint
55%
Black Level
60%
Videogame
Sharpness
55%
Professional
Auto Color
Personal
Color Warmth
Noise Reduction
On
Cool
Picture Presets displays a choice list that lets you select one of the six preset
picture settings: Vibrant (Day), Natural, Cinematic (Night), Videogame,
Professional, and Personal.
Frame Comb
Green Stretch
High
Edge Enhancement
Low
Contrast Expand
High
A change in this screen is applied to Input 3.
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to select it.
Press 3 to return to the menu.
Tip
To create a temporary personal setting, make your
changes and when the message appears asking if
you want to save the setting, select No. The preset is
saved until you change the channel or input.
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Press the INPUT button while in the Picture Settings menu until the correct
Video Input Channel appears in the upper right corner.
Press the right and left arrow buttons on the remote control to select the
slider.
Press the up and down arrow buttons to operate the slider. The setting is
changed and saved to the Input you’re currently tuned.
Choose your setting based on the degree of lighting in your room. After you
select a preset, the settings listed to the right are adjusted automatically.
If you choose Personal, you can customize each picture quality setting to your
desired level, and a message appears asking if you want to save those settings.
After you’ve saved your personal settings, you can go back into the menu and
select a different picture preset. For example, if you normally use Personal but
want to watch a show in Vibrant (Day) lighting, choose Vibrant (Day), watch
the show, and then afterwards return to your customized settings by choosing
Personal. The PRESETS button on the remote works with Picture Presets. Go to
the Remote chapter for more information.
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Main Menu4Picture Quality
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
Off
When Auto Color is set to On, it minimizes flesh tone
variations.
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
Cool
Normal
Warm
Color Warmth automatically adjusts the "temperature" of
the picture. Cool gives a more blue pallete of picture colors.
Warm gives a more red pallete of picture colors.
Normal Standard picture color.
Frame Comb
Adaptive
Off
Noise Reduction reduces the appearance of video noise
on composite video sources, giving a smoother picture.
For other sources of video, the Noise Reduction is not active.
The Frame Comb setting provides a constant level of
improvement. In the Adaptive setting additional filtering
is applied, increasing only as the noise content increases.
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press 3to return to the menu.
Off
Low
High
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Warm More red.
Noise Reduction
Noise Reduction displays a list that lets you set one of the three settings that
allows you to reduce picture “static” or any type of interference. A different
Noise Reduction setting can be stored for each input, but only applies to
devices connected to the composite inputs. You can set the Noise Reduction to
Frame Comb, Adaptive, or Off. The settings are explained in the on-screen help
text.
Green Stretch
Green Stretch makes green “greener” and increases the saturation. For example,
nature shows and sporting events are especially enhanced by this feature. The
options are Off, Low, and High.
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press 3to return to the menu.
Main Menu4Picture Quality
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
Color Warmth automatically adjusts the color temperature of the picture. The
feature lets you set one of three automatic color adjustments:
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press 3to return to the menu.
Main Menu4Picture Quality
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
Color Warmth
Cool More blue.
Main Menu4Picture Quality
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
Auto Color minimizes the flesh tone variations of the TV picture. Choose On or
Off, depending on your preference.
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press 3to return to the menu.
Main Menu4Picture Quality
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
Auto Color
On
Edge Enhancement
Off
Low
High
Edge Enhancement "replaces" gradual edge transitions in
the video with steeper edges. This creates a picture with
sharper edges.
Edge Enhancement makes the edges of the video steeper, sharper, and crisper.
There are three options for the edge enhancement: Off, Low, or High. If artifacts
appear in the video, change the setting to Low or Off.
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press 3to return to the menu.
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Main Menu4Picture Quality
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
Off
Contrast Expand makes the picture appear brighter by deepening the black parts
of the picture. This also helps to maintain a more consistent black level from one
scene to the next. The options are Off, Low, and High.
Low
High
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press 3to return to the menu.
Main Menu4Picture Quality
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Green Stretch
7 Edge Enhancement
8 Contrast Expand
9 Advanced Settings
Contrast Expand
The Advanced Settings menu has screens that let you
enhance picture performance:
•Film Mode: Improve the quality of movie playback.
•Horizontal Position: Center the picture left/right.
•Vertical Position: Center the picture up/down.
•Smoothing Adjust: Improve picture sharpness and clarity.
•Reset Controls: Sets this input's settings to factory defaults.
Press OK or
4 to access the Advanced Settings menu.
Advanced Settings
The Advanced Settings option lets you enhance picture performance and adjust
picture position. When you select Advanced Settings, a submenu appears with
options:
Film Mode Automatically detects video sources that were originally
recorded on film and converted to a different format. Film mode modifies
the converted signal so it looks as close as possible to the original, a process
called reverse 3:2 pulldown. Film mode is applied to all inputs. Options are:
• Advanced The default and recommended setting.
• On Used in circumstances when the TV is to be used solely with
film-based sources.
• Off Use this setting if you think the reverse 3:2 pulldown is causing
distortions in your picture.
Horizontal Position Allows you to adjust the picture left and right. Press
the right arrow button to move the slider right and move the picture to
the right. Press the left arrow button to move the slider left and move the
picture to the left.
Vertical Position Allows you to adjust the picture up and down. Press
the right arrow button to move the slider right and move the picture up.
Press the left arrow button to move the slider left and move the picture
down.
Smoothing Adjust Allows you to adjust the lines of the picture so they
appear smooth. Press the left/right arrow buttons to move the lines in the
test pattern until they’re smooth.
Reset Controls Menu button resets all Picture Quality controls to their
original factory settings (except Personal Picture Preset, Horizontal and
Vertical Position, and Smoothing Adjust) for the currently tuned input (see
on-screen text). To reset the settings, you must:
1. Tune to the input you would like to reset.
2. Press MENU to access the Main Menu.
3. From the Advanced Settings menu, select Reset Controls, and then
select Reset to reset the settings for the currently tuned input.
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Audio Menu
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Parental Controls
4 Connections
5 Preferences
6 Assisted Setup
The Audio menu has screens for setting the audio features
and for tweaking the sound:
The Audio menu lets you adjust audio output. To access the Audio menu,
press MENU on the remote, and then select Audio from the main menu. The
following audio items can be adjusted: Equalizer Presets, Audio Processor, Sound
Logic, Audio Mode, SAP, Balance, and Audio Connections.
•Equalizer Presets: Select a preset or adjust the equalizer.
•Audio Processor: Choose the way for programs to sound.
•Sound Logic: Turn it on to minimize variations in volume.
•Audio Mode: Select default or current audio for digital TV.
•SAP: Turn on SAP to hear different audio for NTSC sources.
•Balance: Shift the audio between the left and right speakers.
•Audio Connections: Set up to match your sound system.
Press OK or4to access the Audio menu.
Equalizer Presets
Main MenuAudio
0 Go Back
1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Audio Connections
Videogame Preset Settings
Flat
Standard
+12 dB
Cinematic
Music
Voice
0 dB
Videogame
Video Camera
Personal
-12 dB
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5
3
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1
2
3
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200
Hz
500
Hz
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3
kHz
7.5
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12
kHz
For each input select a different equalizer preset or create a
Personal preset with the equalizer. Press OK to continue.
You can select one of the seven-band Equalizer Presets or create your own
personal preset. The seven-band graphic equalizer lets you adjust the audio
frequency settings. The equalizer can only be changed if the Fixed/Variable
Audio Output is set to Variable Output, Speakers On in the Audio Connections
menu. If the Fixed/Variable Audio Output is set to Fixed Output, you cannot
make changes to the equalizer and the bands are set to 0dB. However, the
graphic equalizer levels for Variable Output, Speakers On are stored in memory
in case you switch from Fixed Output back to Variable Output, Speakers On.
Note: Equalizer Presets are stored for each input. All other audio feature
settings are stored globally across all inputs and not per input.
Audio Processor
Main MenuAudio
0 Go Back
1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Audio Connections
Select a default for NTSC (analog) sources:
The Audio Processor displays a choice list of available audio modes, which
control the way the sound comes through your speakers when the TV is set to
using the Variable Output. The selected setting affects all inputs and tuners.
Mono
Stereo
Select a default for sound expansion:
Off
SRS
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A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
To create the settings:
SRS FOCUS
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select it.
Press to return to the menu.
1.
Press the MENU button (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Select Audio, and then Audio Processor. The following options appear:
Mono Plays the sound in monophonic audio only. This should only be
used when the stereo signal is weak. The channel banner displays the word
Mono when you have selected Mono and SRS is turned off.
Stereo Splits the incoming stereo audio signal into left and right front
channels. Most TV programs and recorded materials have stereo audio. The
channel banner displays the word Stereo when you have selected Stereo
and SRS is turned off.
The following options are available only if the Fixed/Variable Output is set to
Variable Output, Speakers On in the Audio Connections menu:
Off No SRS processing is applied to the audio.
Adds greater depth and stereo separation to stereo audio signals.
Delivers a panoramic 3-D sound stage from stereo material. Use the SRS
FOCUS adjustment on the right to adjust the clarity.
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Sound Logic
Main Menu4Audio
0 Go Back
1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Audio Connections
Off
On
Turning Sound Logic on will monitor a program's audio
track and limit volume excursions to a minimum and
maximum volume range from the current volume setting.
Acting like a dynamic range limiter, it compresses the
dynamic range to limit sudden volume increases (for
example, the sudden increase in volume you sometimes hear
when a commercial starts).
Acting like a dynamic range limiter; it compresses the dynamic range to limit
sudden volume increases (for example, the sudden increase in volume you
sometimes hear when a commercial starts). Choose On or Off, depending on
your preference.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press 3to return to the menu.
Audio Mode
Main Menu4Audio
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1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Audio Connections
Default Audio Mode
English
Spanish
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Chinese
Currently Playing
Audio Mode (1 of 1)
Spanish
Change Audio
The number of Audio Modes available
for the current program is 1.
If the Default Audio Mode is available, then it
will be heard; otherwise, the mode listed
above is heard. Use the button above
to change the current program's audio.
Audio Mode is only available for
digital-TV (ATSC) programs.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Press OK to change the Currently Playing Audio Mode
(if more than one is available).
The Audio Mode menu lets you choose the default audio mode you want
to hear for ATSC (digital TV) programs. If the Audio Mode icon (
) in the
banner lights, it means there is more than one audio mode available. The
system automatically sets the audio program to the default audio mode from the
menu when the channel you are viewing is a digital channel and the specified
language is available for that program.
In the Audio Mode menu, highlight the default audio mode you usually want to
hear by pressing the up and down arrow buttons on your remote control. Press
OK to hear that language by default whenever available on a channel.
Some programs can have audio mode available that can be heard but that
cannot be set as the default. To select and hear those audio modes, navigate to
the “Change Audio” action button and select OK, or use the SOUND button on
the remote.
Note: You can change the Audio Mode temporarily by pressing the
SOUND button on the remote control. Changing channels reverts the
Audio Mode back to the default Audio Mode originally selected in the
menu.
Main Menu4Audio
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1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Audio Connections
SAP (Second Audio Program)
Off
On
SAP stands for "Second Audio Program". When SAP is
available for a program, the SAP icon in the channel banner
will light up. SAP content can be another language,
descriptions for the visually impaired, or audio not related
to the program (for example, music or news).
If you set "SAP On" and SAP is available for a program, you
will hear SAP for any channel where it is available. SAP is
only available for analog (NTSC) programs.
When turned on and available, Second Audio Program plays the analog
program’s audio in a second language. SAP is also used to broadcast a
program’s audio with descriptions of the video for the visually impaired. SAP
might also contain audio which is totally unrelated to the video.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press 3to return to the menu.
Notes: SAP is broadcast in mono and is only available for analog
programs, not digital programs.
You can activate SAP (if available) temporarily with the SOUND button.
Changing channels or inputs reverts SAP back to the SAP menu setting.
Main MenuAudio
0 Go Back
1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Audio Connections
Set the balance using the left and right arrows on the
remote control.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Balance allows you to adjust speaker balance output. Use
the and keys to adjust the speaker balance left or right.
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Balance
The Balance setting applies to the internal speakers and the headphone output.
Balance is how much audio (loudness) gets sent to the left and right speakers.
Note: Balance applies if the Fixed/Variable Audio Output is set
to Variable Output, Speakers On. See the following page for more
information.
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Main Menu4Audio
0 Go Back
1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Mode
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Audio Connections
The Audio Connections menu has screens for setting up
inputs or outputs that are associated with audio:
•Fixed/Variable Out: Choose output type; set up subwoofer.
•Digital Audio Out: Choose either Auto Select or PCM output.
•DVI Audio Input: Choose a TV audio input for a DVI device.
Audio Connections
The Audio Connections option lets you set up input or outputs associated with
audio. When you select Audio Connections, a submenu appears with options:
Fixed/Variable Out, Digital Audio Out, and DVI Audio Input.
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press 3to return to the menu.
Main Menu4Audio4Audio Connections
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1 Fixed/Variable Out
2 Digital Audio Out
3 DVI Audio Input
Select the default for the Fixed/Variable Output:
Variable Output, Speakers On
Variable Output, Speakers Off
Fixed Output, Speakers Off
Use Variable Output if volume will be controlled by the TV.
Use Fixed Output when connecting to an audio receiver or
amplifier with its own remote control for volume control.
Is an external subwoofer connected to the Subwoofer Output?
No
Yes
"Yes" sends low-freq. audio to SUB OUT jack and hi-freq. to
the TV speakers. "No" sends full-range audio to TV speakers.
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press 3to return to the menu.
Fixed/Variable Out Displays a choice list that lets you turn the TV’s front
internal speakers on or off and set the Fixed/Variable audio output to a
fixed or variable volume output level. The choices are:
• Variable Output, Speakers On Turns the TV’s front speakers On
and allows variable output from the TV’s FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO
OUTPUT jacks. Use this setting if the TV is not connected to an audio
receiver or amplifier and the volume is controlled by the TV.
• Variable Output, Speakers Off Turns the TV’s front speakers Off
and allows variable output from the TV’s FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO
OUTPUT jacks. Use this setting if the TV is connected to an audio
receiver or amplifier and the volume is controlled by the TV.
• Fixed Output, Speakers Off Turns the TV’s front speakers Off
and provides fixed output from the TV’s FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO
OUTPUT jack to a receiver or amplifier. With the Fixed Output, the
TV’s volume control, graphic equalizer, and mute are disabled. This
output is ideal when connecting to an audio receiver or amplifier that
has its own remote control for controlling the volume.
• Is an external subwoofer connected to the Subwoofer Output?
This option only appears when Variable Output, Speakers On is
selected. Select Yes if you want the low frequency audio sent from
the SUBWOOFER Out jack to the connected external subwoofer and
high frequency audio sent to the TV’s speakers; select No to send
full-range audio to the TV’s speakers. For the Speakers Off option, the
SUBWOOFER Out jack is always enabled.
Main Menu4Audio4Audio Connections
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1 Fixed/Variable Out
2 Digital Audio Out
3 DVI Audio Input
Auto Select
PCM
Choosing Auto Select will send a Dolby Digital signal (when
available) out of the DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT on the back of
the TV. If Dolby Digital is not available then a PCM signal is
sent out of the DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT.
Choosing PCM will always send a PCM signal out of the
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT.
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press 3to return to the menu.
Main Menu4Audio4Audio Connections
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1 Fixed/Variable Out
2 Digital Audio Out
3 DVI Audio Input
Select the TV audio input where the DVI audio is connected.
Input 1
Input 2
Input 3
Because an HDMI output carries the audio signal on the same
cable as the video, no setup is needed. However, if you
connect a DVI output to the TV's HDMI input, you need to
connect the separate DVI audio to one of the TV's audio
inputs and select that input in this screen. The TV will use
that audio input for sound when it displays a DVI signal.
Digital Audio Out Allows you to receive Dolby Digital surround sound
if transmitted and you’ve connected a six-channel receiver to the TV’s
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT jack with a digital optical cable. Choose the
correct setting in the Digital Audio Out menu:
• Auto Select Your TV automatically chooses between Dolby Digital
and PCM based on the audio signal it is receiving. This is the best
selection if you have a decoder with Dolby Digital and PCM that was
manufactured in the last several years.
• PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) The TV sends all signals through the
Digital Audio Output in PCM.
DVI Audio Input Allows you to select the audio input you’re using if
you’ve connected an HDMI/DVI cable adapter to the DVI input. Select from
the inputs listed. Go to page 16 for more information.
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press 3to return to the menu.
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Connections Menu
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Parental Controls
4 Connections
5 Preferences
6 Assisted Setup
The Connections menu has screens for specifying and
optimizing the connections (inputs) to the TV:
•Signal Strength: Check the strengths of antenna channels.
•Channel Search: Search for available channels in your area.
•Signal Source: Lost remote? This screen changes inputs.
•Auto Tuning: Create one button access to your devices.
•Special Features: For advanced users only.
The Connections menu specifies various ways to adjust the inputs to your
television. Items in the Connections menu are: Signal Strength, Channel Search,
Signal Source, Video Input Setup, Auto Tuning, and Special Features.
Press OK or4to access the Connections menu.
Signal Strength
Main Menu4Connections
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1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Signal Source
4 Auto Tuning
5 Special Features
Channel 1
Antenna Input
Analog
Strength: N/A
Channel 2
Antenna Input
Digital
Strength: 95
Channel 3
Antenna Input
Analog
Strength: N/A
Channel 4
Antenna Input
Analog
Strength: N/A
Channel 5
Antenna Input
Digital
Strength: 94
Press OK to measure the signal strengths of all channels to
help you adjust terrestrial TV antenna(s).
Tip
Signal Strength only shows antenna channels since
it’s for helping you adjust an antenna if you have
one connected to your TV.
This screen lists any antenna channel EVER added to the TV. The list shows the
channel number, the station name (only when tuned and available, e.g. NBC),
whether the channel is digital or analog, which tuner is picking up the channel,
and current signal strength of digital channels.
When you move the highlight to the Signal Strength list, the TV attempts to tune
to that channel. You can then adjust your off-air antenna for maximum signal
strength (largest number) for the selected channel. The signal strength for a
digital channel will be shown as “- -” until the signal is strong enough for use,
then numbers will appear. Analog channels will always have the display,
“N/A”, since analog signal strength is not measured.
Only primary channels appear in the list. Cable channels and digital
subchannels, e.g. 8-1, 8-2, do not appear.
Note: If you have an antenna connected to the Antenna and Cable
Inputs, press the ANT•CAB button to view your channels on the Antenna
Input, or vice-versa.
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1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Signal Source
4 Auto Tuning
5 Special Features
Main Menu4Connections
Input to search:
Cable Input
Antenna Input
Channels to search:
Digital channels
Analog channels
Channel Search
Channel Search finds channels
for you. Check fewer boxes to
make the search faster (but
less complete) and vice versa.
The first time that you do a
Channel Search, put a check in
all the boxes to do a thorough
search for channels.
Other search options:
Detect antenna or cable setting
Include previously found channels in search
To add a channel that Channel
Search didn't find, clear all
menus and directly tune to the
Start
channel with the number keys.
Press OK to start a Channel Search using only the search
features that are checked above.
Tip
You can still add a channel that was not found
by Channel Search. Clear any on-screen menus,
and tune to it by using the number buttons on
the remote. If the channel can be tuned, it will be
added to the channel list for that tuner.
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Engaging in a channel search tells the TV to search for all the TV channels
available through the Antenna and Cable inputs. When the TV finds an active
channel, it places it in the channel list. Inactive channels (weak stations or
channels with no signal at all) aren’t placed in the channel list.
To do a full channel search, check each box that pertains to your TV. For
example, if you’re only receiving cable from the CABLE INPUT, highlight Cable
Input and press OK to place a check mark in the box. Select Start to begin the
setup.
Notes: Channel Search with all options selected takes some time to
complete because all possible analog and digital channels are being
searched.
If a cable box is connected to your TV’s CABLE INPUT or the CableCARD
slot is in use, don’t check the Cable Input box.
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Signal Source
Main Menu4Connections
0 Go Back
1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Signal Source
4 Auto Tuning
5 Special Features
Front Input
Use this screen if you have misplaced your remote control
and need a way to tune to a different antenna or to go to
the video inputs. Use the arrows to highlight the rectangle
then press OK or MENU-OK to scroll to the input you want.
The Signal Source menu allows you to choose the source from which you
would like the signal to come: Cable Input, Antenna Input, or Video Inputs.
The same can be accomplished using the device buttons if you’ve set up Auto
Tuning on the remote or by pressing the INPUT button. But, if you misplace the
remote, this feature gives you another way to tune to a signal source.
You can select a source from the available signal sources.
Press OK to continue.
Main Menu4Connections
0 Go Back
1 Signal Strength
2 Channel Search
3 Signal Source
4 Auto Tuning
5 Special Features
Select which input or channel should be automatically tuned
when a button listed below is pressed on the remote control.
VCR
Front Input
VCR2
Not Connected
AUDIO (Audio Receiver/Amp)
Not Connected
RCA SAT2
Not Connected
DVD
Input 2
SAT-CABLE (Satellite or Cable Box)
Not Connected
Press OK to select the channel or input that is tuned when
the VCR key is pressed on the remote.
Auto Tuning
This menu lets you specify the various devices you have connected to your
TV. It lets you program a device button on the remote control (VCR, AUX•HD,
DVD, SAT•CABLE, or AUDIO) so that pressing the button automatically turns
on the TV and turns the TV to the correct Video Input Channel (go to Chapter 3
for detailed information).
Notes: The AUX•HD button by default is set up for an RCA HDTV Tuner
receiver.
If you have two RCA satellite receivers, you can control each separately.
Program the second receiver with the AUX•HD button using the 5001
code. Then use the RCA SAT2 option in the auto tuning menu to set auto
tuning.
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Main MenuConnectionsSpecial Features
0 Go Back
1 Initial Channel
2 Initial Volume
3 Maximum Volume
4 CableCARD Tools
5 CableCARD Reset
6 Remote Setup
Select what should occur when power is restored to the TV:
Off: Initial Channel is disabled
Special Features
The special features options are mostly intended for commercial/retail use.
On: Go to last input or channel selected
On: Go to Cable Input
Channel +- 27
Sub-channel +- 9
Note: An Initial Channel setting of "On" will be enabled only
when the TV is plugged back in or electricity is otherwise
restored to the TV. Initial Channel is not enabled from the
turning on of the TV with the remote or front buttons.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Initial Channel You can select the tuner and channel or input that your
TV tunes to each time the TV is turned on by plugging it back in.
Initial Volume This feature works only if the Initial Channel feature is set
to On. Select the volume level that you want when the TV is turned on.
Maximum Volume This feature is intended to stop the volume from
being turned up too loudly. Set the volume at the loudest level you would
want to hear.
Main Menu4Connections4Special Features
0 Go Back
1 Initial Channel
2 Initial Volume
3 Maximum Volume
4 CableCARD Tools
5 CableCARD Reset
6 Remote Setup
Network Setup
CableCARD™ Status
CableCARD™ Pairing
Conditional Access
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press 3 to return to the menu.
This screen is provided by
your local cable TV company.
Main Menu4Connections4Special Features
Select the remote mode that this TV should respond to:
TV (default)
TV2
TV3
Use this screen if you want to set up this RCA TV
to respond to a different RCA TV remote mode. By
doing so, you can independently control two RCA
TVs that are near each other simply by changing the mode
of the remote. A third RCA TV can be added to the
same location and controlled separately if it has this screen
and is set up to respond to a remote mode that is different
than the first two RCA TVs.
Remote Setup can be used to control up to three TV's in the
same location. Press OK to continue.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Quality
2 Audio
3 Parental Controls
4 Connections
5 Preferences
6 Assisted Setup
The CableCARD Tools information might vary according to the brand of card
you have inserted into your TV. The graphic to the left is an example of
what you might see. Select an option to view more information.
Some CableCARD Tools screens might have additional information displayed
on more than one page. Use the arrow buttons on the remote to highlight
the blue Continue link at the bottom of the page, for example, as the
graphic to the left shows, and simply press the OK button on the remote
to read more text. If more than one link appears, use the arrow buttons to
highlight the one you want. To exit the screen, press CLEAR on the remote.
CableCARD Reset If you experience problems with your digital cable,
try resetting your digital cable card. Press the right arrow to select Reset and
then press the OK button on the remote. If problems persist, contact your
cable company.
Continue
0 Go Back
1 Initial Channel
2 Initial Volume
3 Maximum Volume
4 CableCARD Tools
5 CableCARD Reset
6 Remote Setup
CableCARD Tools Displays information available for digital cable TV
services when a digital cable card is inserted into the back of the TV and
you have subscribed to digital cable service. Go to page 18 for more
information on using a digital cable card.
The Preferences menu has screens for setting up the TV to
match your personal preferences:
•Closed Captioning: Choose the look and type of captions.
•Screen Format: How to format a picture on the 16:9 screen.
•Time Menu: Set up time-related features.
•Color Scheme: Pick a color for the menu system.
•Translucency: Pick a level of translucency for the menus.
•Menu Language: Select from English, Español, and Français.
•Lamp Power: Set the TV's lamp to a preferred brightness.
Remote Setup This features allows you to control three different RCA TVs.
This is helpful if you have two or three RCA TVs near each other, and they
also have this menu option, but you want to control them independent
of each other. Program a second RCA TV to the DVD, VCR, AUX•HD,
SAT•CABLE, or AUDIO device button, using the TV2 code 1222. Select the
TV2 option in that TV’s Remote Setup menu. If you have a third RCA TV,
program a device button using the TV3 code 1223. Select the TV3 option
in that TV’s Remote Setup menu. Go to Chapter 2 for more information on
programming your remote.
Preferences Menu
The Preferences menu allows you to change some aspects of your TV to fit your
personal preferences. Features in the Preferences menu are: Closed Captioning,
Screen Format, Time Menu, Color Scheme, Translucency, Menu Language, and
Lamp Power.
Press OK or4to access the Preferences menu.
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Closed Captioning
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Time Menu
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Lamp Power
The Closed Captioning menu has screens for setting closed
captioning features to match your personal preferences:
•Caption Display: Select when captions should appear.
•Analog Captions: Select a default service for analog TV.
•Digital Captions: Select a default service for digital TV.
•Caption Priority: Select digital or analog caption priority.
•Caption Style: Select the appearance of digital captions.
You may set the type of captioning displayed. Choices within the Closed
Captioning menu are: Caption Display, Analog Captions, Digital Captions,
Caption Priority, and Caption Style.
The Closed Captioning menu lets you set preferences for how
captions look and act. Press OK to continue.
Main Menu4Preferences4Closed Captioning
0 Go Back
1 Caption Display
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
On
Off
On When Muted
You can choose when closed captioning information
should be displayed on the screen.
Note: Not all programs have closed captioning and closed
captioning is not supported on the HDMI input.
Caption Display lets you select whether closed captioning is
displayed when it is available. Press OK to continue.
Caption Display
The Caption Display menu displays a choice list that lets you choose when
closed captioning information is shown on the screen. HDMI/DVI input is not
supported by Closed Captioning (CC); try the device’s menu system for CC
options.
On Captioning information is always shown when it’s available on a
channel or input.
Off
No captioning information is displayed.
On When Muted Captioning information is only shown when available
and the TV’s sound is muted. (To mute the sound, press the MUTE button
on the remote control and captioning information will appear on the screen,
if available.)
Notes: Use the CC button on the remote to toggle CC on and off. Go to
the remote section for more information. Changing channels or inputs
restores CC to the default setting.
If you turned off the speakers in the Audio menu (Fixed Output,
Speakers Off), Closed Captioning won’t appear when you press the
MUTE button on the remote even when you choose On when Muted.
Main Menu4Preferences4Closed Captioning
0 Go Back
1 Caption Display
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
CC1
CC2
You can select a mode or source of
closed captions for analog-TV
programs.
CC3
CC4
Text 1
Text 2
Text 3
If the "Caption Priority" feature is set
to "Use the analog captions", then the
analog caption mode you select is
also used for digital-TV programs.
Note: CC1 and Text 1 are the
primary caption and text services.
Text 4
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press 3to return to the menu.
Analog Captions
You can select a closed caption mode, which is the mode, or source, used for
displaying captioning information for analog channels or digital channels, if
available. The content of CC and Text are different; you can select which one
you want to see on the screen.
CC Displays information at any position on the screen. It overlays the text
on top of the picture as it is received.
Text Displays information at one particular position (such as the bottom
third) of the screen. You cannot see the picture underneath the text.
You can choose between eight closed caption modes:
• CC1 and Text 1 are the primary caption and text services. The
captioning or text is displayed in the same language as the program’s
dialog.
• CC3 and Text 3 serve as the preferred data channels. The captioning
or text is often a secondary language translation, simplified English,
or displayed at a slower rate.
• CC2 and CC4 and Text 2 and Text 4 are rarely available and
broadcasters use them only in special conditions, such as when CC1
and CC3 are not available, or Text 1 and Text 3 are not available.
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Digital Captions
Main Menu4Preferences4Closed Captioning
0 Go Back
1 Caption Display
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
Service 1
Service 2
You can select a mode or source of
closed captions for digital-TV
programs.
Service 4
Service 5
Service 6
If the "Caption Priority" feature is set
to "Use the digital captions", then the
digital caption mode you select is
used for digital-TV programs.
Service 1 and Service 2 are the primary and secondary languages, respectively.
Note: Services 1 and 2 usually have
the primary and secondary language
captions for an area, respectively.
Service 3 and Service 4, 5, 6 are additional caption sources that may be
available. Specific label names may be displayed (e.g., Spanish) instead of a
generic label (e.g., Service 1), if available.
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press 3to return to the menu.
Caption Priority
Main Menu4Preferences4Closed Captioning
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1 Caption Display
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
You can select a closed caption, service mode (1-6) for digital channels.
Service 3
If a digital TV program has both analog and digital captions:
Use the digital captions if available, otherwise use analog
Use the analog captions at all times
A digital TV program may include analog-TV captions and
digital-TV captions, either one of the two, or neither of the
two. The setting above will determine which type of
captions the TV will display.
You can choose whether the TV uses digital or analog captions for digital TV
programs that have both or either. The captions are displayed if turned on in
Caption Display.
Analog captions will be used more often in the early years
of digital TV broadcasting. Digital captions are more
advanced and have new capabilities.
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press 3to return to the menu.
Caption Style
Main Menu4Preferences4Closed Captioning
0 Go Back
1 Caption Display
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
When available digital captions can be displayed using:
Your custom settings below.*
The caption providerʼs default setting.
Standard
Font 1
Magenta
Yellow
Transparent
Translucent
Caption Size
Caption Font
Caption Color
Background Color
Background Opacity
Caption Opacity
Customize closed captioning for the digital captions by choosing the settings for
the following options:
Aa Bb Cc
*If you enable the custom settings, they are applied only on
the digital TV captions and when the caption content allows it.
Press OK to select one fo the three Caption sizes. Press 3to
return to the menu.
Note: Custom settings only apply to digital captions and when caption
content allows it.
Caption Size is the font size (Standard, Large, Small) of the text
characters.
Caption Font is a complete assortment of letters, numbers, punctuation
marks, etc. of a given font design. You have eight fonts with varying styles
of spacing from which to choose.
Note: A preview graphic of the caption font appears on the right of the
screen.
Caption Color allows you to choose the font color: White, Black, Red,
Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, and Cyan.
Background Color allows you to choose the background color: White,
Black, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, and Cyan.
Background Opacity allows you to change the see-through background
options: Solid, Transparent, Translucent, and Flashing.
Caption Opacity allows you to change the see-through caption options:
Solid, Transparent, Translucent, and Flashing.
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Screen Format
Main Menu4Preferences
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Time Menu
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Lamp Power
Use this screen to set a default
for how video is displayed for:
Antenna Input- Analog.
Each input can have different
Screen Format and AFS settings.
Normal
4:3
16:9
Cinerama
4:3
16:9
To the left are examples of
different Screen Format modes
on 4:3 and 16:9 video. Cinerama
canʼt be used for 16:9 signals, so
Normal is applied.
FlexWide
4:3
16:9
While watching TV, override the
menu default with the FORMAT
key. Going to a new input
restores the menu default.
Use Automatic Format Switching (AFS)
Zoom
4:3
16:9
Screen format determines the format and size of the picture
on the display screen. Press OK to continue.
The Screen Format feature allows you to change how the image is displayed on
screen. The options are Normal, Cinerama, FlexWide, or Zoom. If you want to
adjust your image, choose an option below:
Normal The image of a 4:3 video signal is centered with bars on the right
and left sides of the screen. The 16:9 image is kept to its 16:9 format.
Cinerama The image of a 4:3 video signal is centered, expanding in the
horizontal direction to fill the display with little distortion. Cinerama isn’t
available for 16:9, so the Normal format is displayed.
FlexWide The image of a 4:3 video signal is stretched horizontally by
approximately 33% while the vertical size stays the same. The 16:9 image is
compressed in width.
Zoom The image of a 4:3 video signal increases by approximately 33%
and the vertical size increases by approximately 33%. Edges of the image
might be cropped. The 16:9 image is zoomed in on, possibly cropping the
edges of the image.
Note: When recording from the AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT jacks, use
Normal or FlexWide to record the video closest to its original format.
Turn on Automatic Format Switching so that as you change channels, the TV
will change formats for you.
Notes: The format of some video cannot be changed.
The FORMAT button on the remote lets you change the format with a
one-button press rather than navigating to the Screen Format menu.
Time Menu
Main MenuPreferencesTime Menu
0 Go Back
1 Sleep Timer
2 Wake-Up Timer
3 Time of Day
The current time is 3:58 PM.
Daily Timer On
Daily Timer Off
Turn TV On at:
+ 12:00
-
pm
Turn TV Off at:
+ 1:15
-
Durationut
pm
1 hour, 15 minutes
The Time menu lets you set up time-related features. Time menu consists of
Sleep Timer, Wake-Up Timer, and Time of Day.
When the timer is on, it will turn the TV on and tune to:
Antenna Input
+
Channel -
46
+
Sub-Channel -
1
Tip: You can also use Wake-up Timer as a burglar deterrent
or to turn the TV on for your favorite show.
A timer can be set to turn on the TV everyday then turn it
off after a period of time. Press OK to continue.
Sleep Timer A one-time event that is used to set the TV to turn off at a
specific time.
Wake-Up Timer Used to turn the TV on and off at a specific time every
day of the week and tune to a specific channel or video input.
Time of Day Enables you to enter the correct time manually. If you don’t
enter the time, it is acquired from the last tuned digital channel. Make sure
you check the time acquired is correct.
Note: If you enter the time manually, you must remember to set your
TV’s time when the time changes to Daylight Saving Time. Sleep Timer
and Wake-Up Timer will not function as you expect if you forget to
change the TV’s time.
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Using the TV’s Menu System
Main Menu4Preferences
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Time Menu
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Lamp Power
Sky Blue
Emerald
Raspberry
Plum
Color Scheme
Select from among four colors (Sky Blue, Emerald, Raspberry, and Plum) to
change the color of the menu system and banner.
You can select from one of four colors for the menu system
and the channel banner.
Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press 3to return to the menu.
Main Menu4Preferences
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Time Menu
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Lamp Power
The translucency level you set is applied to the on-screen
menu system and channel banner for all inputs.
Translucency
You can change the translucency (see-through) level of the menu screens.
Adjust the slider by using the left and right arrow buttons.
Press3or4to move the indicator to the desired
translucency level for the on-screen menus.
Main Menu 4Preferences
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Time Menu
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Lamp Power
English
Highlight with the 5and 6 arrows. Select with the OK button.
Español
Resalte con las flechas 5 y 6. Seleccione con el botón OK.
Menu Language
The menu language can be changed to one of three languages: English, Spanish
or French. The menu language can also be selected when using the Assisted
Setup menu.
Mise en surbrillance avec 5 et 6. Sélection avec OK.
Press 5or 6to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press 4 to return to the menu.
Main Menu 4Preferences
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Time Menu
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Lamp Power
Brighter Picture
Longer life
You can choose the lamp's power setting. The "Longer Life"
setting produces a picture that is less bright, however, it
should extend the life of the lamp as compared to the
"Brighter Picture" setting. Choose a selection that best fits
your viewing environment and intended usage of the TV.
This TV uses Lamp Type __. Please make a note of it for
future reference.
The lamp that lights the TV picture can be set for a brighter
picture or a longer life (less bright). Press OK to continue.
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Lamp Power
The TV's lamp can be set to have either:
Your HDTV is equipped with a special lamp system. Eventually, the lamp (like
a light bulb) will need to be replaced and you’ll need to know your lamp type.
Check the menu for your lamp type and write it down on page 1 for future
reference. The Lamp Power menu enables you to extend the life of the lamp
(choose Longer Life), or provide the brightest possible picture (choose Brighter
Picture).
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Other
Information
Other Information
Chapter Overview:
•
Frequently Asked Questions
•
Troubleshooting
• Lamp Replacement Information
•
HDTV Specifications
•
Accessory Information
• Limited Warranty
•
Care and Cleaning
•
FCC Information
•
Index
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What’s the quickest way to view High Definition (HD) video?
Connect an off-air antenna to the ANTENNA INPUT to view local digital channels. You
might need to purchase an antenna. Go to page 9 for more information.
How do I tell an analog channel from a digital channel?
There are three different ways to tell if your channel is digital or not. Press the INFO button
to display the channel banner. Look at the left corner for a channel number. Channels with
a primary channel and a subchannel is a digital channel, but not all digital channels have
subchannels. Look at the right corner for the format (4:3 for analog and sometimes digital;
16:9 for digital) and resolution the TV is receiving. Go to page 20 for more information.
Why does channel search find a lot of channels, but when I try to tune to them
there’s nothing there?
Some channels are enabled by the cable company that don’t carry programming, such as
video-on-demand. When channels are unavailable, your TV’s screen displays Unusable
Signal. You probably want to get rid of these so they no longer appear in your channel list.
Remove these in the Channel List menu. Go to page 39 for more information.
Why does the first channel search take a long time?
If you’ve checked each box in the channel search menu, the TV is looking for all available
channels in the channel list. If you do have digital channels, the TV is also searching for
each subchannel of that digital channel.
How do I control other devices I’ve connected to the TV?
Because your TV came with a universal remote, you can program your remote to the
button corresponding with the device you have connected to your TV. Go to page 28 for
information on programming your remote.
Why do I have sound, but no picture when I turn on my TV?
There is a lamp inside the TV which needs approximately one minute to reach full
brightness. You’ll hear audio during this time and the picture increasingly gets brighter as
the lamp warms up.
Why are there black bars on my screen and can I get rid of them?
Analog channels are sent in a 4:3 format, which cannot fill a 16:9 screen like your TV. Most
digital channels are sent in a 16:9 format which do fill your screen, but sometimes are sent
in 4:3. It depends on how the station is formatting the video. Press the FORMAT button to
see the different formats available that may eliminate the black bars. Go to page 61 for more
information on screen format.
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Troubleshooting
Most problems you encounter with your TV can be corrected by consulting the following
troubleshooting list.
Note for U.S. customers: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized
Service Representative who will visit you home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment
system and to instruct you in its operation. For details about this service, call 1-888-2063359. For additional assistance while using your RCA product, please visit www.rca.com/
customersupport.
TV Problems
TV won’t turn on
•
Press the TV button or ON/OFF button while remote is in TV mode and there’s a source of power
to the outlet or outlet strip.
•
Make sure the TV is plugged in.
•
You might have tried to turn on the TV during the lamp cool-down. Wait a few moments and the
picture will appear.
•
Has the power light on the front of the TV been blinking for one minute? If so, the lamp may be
dead. Refer to the Power indicator is blinking or flashing section below for more information.
•
When you first plug your TV into an outlet, the Power indicator on the front panel will light
and blink for approximately 30 seconds and then go off during the initialization of the TV. This
happens only when the TV is unplugged and plugged back in. The TV can only be turned on
after the Power indicator goes off.
•
Check the wall receptacle (or extension cord) to make sure it is “live” by plugging in something
else, such as a lamp.
Something might be wrong with your remote control. Press the POWER button on the front of the
TV. If the TV turns on, check the remote control solutions on page 68.
•
•
Remote Setup might be set to the wrong option. Press MENU/OK on the front panel. Select
Connections, then Special Features, then Remote Setup. Choose TV (default).
Power indicator is blinking or flashing
If the light blinks 5 times, pauses, and blinks again 5 times, the lamp is trying to turn on. If the TV
doesn’t turn on after 5 minutes and then the light blinks steadily for one minute, one of the following
options is possible:
•
•
Lamp door may be open. Face the back of the TV. Locate the door at the bottom of the TV and
close it. Turn off the TV and turn back on. The lamp should turn on.
Lamp may be dead. Go to page 69 for lamp replacement information.
Buttons don’t work
•
If you’re using the remote control, press the TV button first to make sure the remote is in TV
mode.
•
The front panel controls may be locked (disabled). Use the remote control to unlock the front
panel controls by selecting the Front Button Block in the Parental Controls menu and choosing
Front Buttons Unblocked.
•
Unplug the TV for five minutes and then plug it back in. Turn the TV on and try again.
TV turns off while playing
•
Sleep Timer or Wake-Up Timer may have been activated. Go to page 61 for instructions.
•
Electronic protection circuit may have been activated because of a power surge. Wait 30 seconds
and then turn on again. If this happens frequently, the voltage in your house may be abnormally
high or low.
•
Unplug. Wait five minutes. Plug in again.
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TV turns on unexpectedly
•
Wake-Up Timer may have been activated. Go to page 61 for instructions.
•
Initial Channel feature is enabled and you lost power to your TV. Go to page 58 for instructions.
Video and audio are out of sync
•
If you’ve connected a device, such as a DVD player, to your TV’s Video jack, and to an audio
receiver using the audio jacks, you may experience a slight delay between the audio heard and
the video seen. Connect the DVD player to the TV’s Audio jacks, then use the TV’s FIXED/
VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT jacks to connect to an audio receiver.
If your TV is connected to an audio/video (A/V) receiver or home theatre system via the DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT jack, read the following information.
•
•
•
If you’ve connected a device to your A/V receiver, such as a DVD player or satellite receiver, you
may experience a slight delay between the audio heard and the video seen. This occurs because
the digital audio is sent directly to the speakers while the video must be processed inside the TV
before it is displayed.
If the device has Component Video (Y, Pb, Pr) jacks, connect these jacks to the TV’s Y, Pb,
Pr jacks to minimize the discrepancy. This works best if the device supports Progressive Scan
technology.
If necessary, you can connect the device directly to the TV using L/R audio jacks and bypassing
the A/V receiver or you can program an audio delay in the A/V receiver so the audio and video
match up (not all audio equipment has the ability to program delays). Check the Audio/Video
Receiver’s manual.
Blank screen
•
Make sure you have connected the device to the TV correctly.
•
Make sure the device connected to the TV is turned on and tuned to the corresponding Video
Input Channel.
•
•
Try another channel, or press the INPUT or ANT•CAB button.
When you first turn off your TV, the screen fades from blue to black. Once the screen goes black,
the TV’s internal lamp starts its cool-down cycle. If you try to turn on the TV during the cooldown cycle, the TV turns back on and you’ll hear audio, but the picture will take a few moments
to be displayed.
Unusual sound quality
•
Check the Graphic Equalizer, SRS, and Sound Logic settings.
•
Check if SAP is turned on.
•
Check that the Audio Mode is set to your language.
Humming or buzzing noise
•
The TV is in its lamp cool-down cycle. To prolong the life of the TV’s lamp system, the TV must
warm up and cool down properly. You may notice additional noise during these cycles.
•
Maybe the speakers are turned off. Check the FIXED/VARIABLE OUT control panel in the Audio
menu.
No picture, sound okay
•
If the indicator on the front of the TV is blinking for one minute, the lamp inside of your TV may
need to be changed. Refer to the Power indicator is blinking or flashing section on the previous
page for more information.
•
You might have tried to turn on the TV during lamp cool-down. Wait a few moments and the
picture will be displayed.
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No sound, picture okay
•
Maybe the sound is muted. Try pressing the volume up button to restore sound.
•
Maybe the speakers are turned off in the Audio Connections menu. Check the FIXED/VARIABLE
OUT control panel in the Audio Connections menu.
•
If using an S-Video connection, device video and composite video, remember to also connect the
device’s L and R AUDIO OUT jacks to the TV’s L and R INPUT jacks.
•
Check the Maximum and Initial Volume settings in the Special Features menu.
Channel search finds few channels
•
The cable connected to the CABLE and/or ANTENNA INPUT jack might be loose.
•
Your off-air antenna might be getting a weak signal. Move it higher or get a bigger antenna.
•
If you have cables connected to the CABLE and ANTENNA jacks, try swapping the cables.
Cable needs to be connected to the CABLE INPUT; off-air antenna needs to be connected to the
ANTENNA INPUT.
•
If you have a cable box, you can’t connect it to the ANTENNA jack. Connect it to the CABLE
INPUT or a Video Input jack.
•
Select all the options in the Channel Search menu, and retry channel search.
Can’t select certain channel
•
May be blocked or not approved in the Parental Controls menu.
•
If using a VCR, check to make sure the TV/VCR button on the VCR is in the correct mode (press
the TV/VCR or INPUT button on your VCR).
•
You usually can’t change channels when a menu is on the screen (press the CLEAR button).
•
You might need to reset your digital cable card if you have one installed. Go to page 58 for more
instructions.
Noisy stereo reception
•
May be a weak station. Use Audio menu to choose Mono sound.
No picture, no sound but TV is on
•
Maybe the cable/antenna option wasn’t chosen in the Channel Search menu. Select Detect
antenna or cable setting in the Channel Search menu and run the search again.
•
The channel might be blank — change channels.
•
If you’re watching your VCR and it’s connected with coaxial cable to the CABLE/ANTENNA jack,
tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (whichever channel is selected on the 3/4 switch on the back of
your VCR). Also check to make sure the TV/VCR button on the VCR is in the correct mode (press
the TV/VCR button on your VCR).
•
If a channel doesn’t exist and you tune to scrambled QAM channel, Unusable Signal appears.
Sound okay, picture poor
•
Check antenna and video connections. Make sure all of the cables are firmly connected to the
jacks and they’re not damaged.
•
Try adjusting sharpness function to improve weak signals. Go to page 50 for more instructions.
•
Press the FORMAT button repeatedly to view the picture in different video formats. Analog
channels may look better when you use the Normal video format (the video format appears on
the right side of the channel banner).
Black box appears on the screen
•
Closed-captioning might be on. Check the Caption Display control panel in the Preferences menu.
Go to page 59 for more instructions.
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Problems with HDMI/DVI Connection
•
The HDMI/DVI jack is not intended to be used with a computer. Disconnect the computer if it’s
connected to the jack.
•
Make sure the HDMI or DVI device is turned on and the cables are firmly connected. If problems
still occur, turn off your device. Re-connect your device. Reset the power by unplugging the
power cord and plugging it back in.
•
•
If you are tuned to the HDMI/DVI input and you’re receiving Unusable Signal message on-screen,
press the INFO button on the remote. If Acquiring Channel appears in the channel banner, the
HDMI or DVI device isn’t responding. Contact the manufacturer of the HDMI or DVI device for
further assistance.
If you tune to the HDMI/DVI input and you see snow, the video goes in and out, or the
video takes a long time to appear, your HDMI or DVI device is having trouble sending video
information to the TV. Re-connect your device. Reset the power by unplugging the power
cord and plugging it back in. Contact the manufacturer of the HDMI or DVI device for further
assistance.
•
480i signals aren’t supported by the HDMI/DVI input.
The Remote Control Doesn’t Work
•
Something might be between the remote and the remote sensor on the device. Make sure there is
a clear path.
•
Maybe the remote isn’t aimed directly at the device (TV or VCR) that you’re trying to operate.
•
Maybe remote is not in TV Mode. Press the TV button so the remote operates the TV.
•
Maybe batteries in remote are weak, dead, or installed incorrectly. If batteries are weak, you
will not be able to activate backlighting on the remote; instead, backlight will blink once when
activated. Put new batteries in the remote. Note, if you remove the batteries, you may have to
reprogram the remote to operate other devices.
•
For Volume Punchthrough, remember to program the AUDIO button on the TV’s remote control
to operate your audio receiver or amplifier. Go to page 30 for instructions. If you can’t program
this remote to operate your audio receiver, Volume Punchthrough won’t work.
•
Remote Setup might be set to the wrong option. Press MENU/OK on the front panel. Select
Connections, then Special Features, then Remote Setup. Choose TV (default).
Problems with V-Chip/Parental Controls
The rating limits don’t work
•
You must lock the settings. Go to the Main Menu (press MENU on your remote), select Parental
Controls (press 3 on your remote), select Lock TV (press 1 on your remote).
I don’t remember my password and I want to unlock the TV
•
If you forget your password, put the remote in TV mode. Simultaneously press and hold MENU/
OK on the television and VOL down on the remote for 3 seconds. Nothing appears on the screen,
Parental Controls simply unlock and you can re-enter a password via Lock TV.
The V-Chip won’t let me watch a program even though it’s not rated as
violent.
•
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Maybe the movie was given an NR (Not Rated) status. After you block movie ratings, you must set
V-Chip Unrated to View separately in order to view movies with an NR rating.
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Lamp Replacement Information
Replacing the Lamp Unit
Your TV’s source of light comes from a lamp – similar to lamps used in film or front projectors. Although this lamp is longlasting, it may need to be replaced eventually.
When to replace the lamp
You probably need a new lamp if there’s no picture, but you still can hear the audio and the power light on the front of the
TV does the following: blinks 5 times, pauses, blinks 5 times again. If the TV doesn’t turn on after 5 minutes and then the
light blinks steadily for one minute, the lamp may be dead. If you have any concerns, please contact us at 1-866-723-6486 or
call an authorized servicer in your area.
Note: The same symptoms occur if the lamp unit isn’t seated correctly or lamp access door is ajar. If you have recently
accessed the lamp, make sure the lamp access door is completely closed and the lamp unit is seated correctly.
What to do
The lamp has been designed to make installation as easy as possible, but if you don’t follow the directions, there is a risk of
injury.
• You can easily replace the lamp yourself by following the instructions that come packed with the new lamp. If your TV
is still covered by the warranty, call 1-866-723-6486 to receive troubleshooting assistance and a lamp replacement.
• If your TV’s warranty has expired, call 1-800-338-0376 to purchase a lamp replacement. If you are not comfortable
replacing the lamp yourself, call 1-866-723-6486 and we will refer you to a service person who will replace the lamp for
you. There will be a service fee.
Service Model Number Numéro de Modéle-Service
HDLP50XXXXXX
000000000 X
SERIAL SERIE
What you’ll need to get started:
•
To order the correct lamp, you’ll need to know your TV’s model number, serial number,
and lamp type—this information is listed on the Service Model Number sticker (example
of the sticker is shown at left). Face the back of the TV. The sticker is located on the
right side of the TV (see picture below for sticker location).
•
Follow the replacement instructions that come packed with the new lamp.
LAMP
EXAMPLE: Service
Model Number
sticker with lamp
type listed.
Service Model
Number
Sticker
location with
Lamp Type
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HDTV Specifications**
Tuning Capability
Channel Tuning ........................................................................NTSC/ATSC/64 QAM - 256 QAM
Digital Cable Compatibility ......................................................64 QAM - 256, QAM, HDMI/DVI,
..................................................................................................Component, CableCARD slot
Video
3:2 Pull Down (Film Mode) .....................................................Reverse Diagonal
4:3 Format Control (Screen) ....................................................Normal, Cinerama, Zoom, Stretch,
..................................................................................................Auto Format Switch
Adaptive Video Noise Reduction.............................................Yes
Adjustable Color Warmth .........................................................Yes
Adjustable Picture Control .......................................................Yes
Auto Color Control ...................................................................Yes
Auto Flesh .................................................................................Yes
Comb Filter ...............................................................................Digital Frame Comb (3D Y/C)
Contrast Expand .......................................................................Off, Low, High
Optimum Contrast, High-Resolution Screen ...........................Yes
Edge Enhancement ..................................................................Off, Low, High
Green Stretch ............................................................................Off, Low, High˚
Hybrid Lens System ..................................................................Yes
Picture Presets ..........................................................................Vibrant (Day), Natural,
..................................................................................................Cinematic (Night), Videogame,
..................................................................................................Professional, Personal
Light Engine Type ....................................................................DLP Light Engine
Picture Screen Pitch .................................................................Screen .155mm
Scan Rate Converter .................................................................Yes
Vertical Viewing Angle (Alpha V)............................................20˚
Horizontal Resolution (Picture Width) ....................................1280
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Alpha H) ......................................80
Wide Band Video Amplifier .....................................................Yes
Sound
Audio Power (Watts) Front Speakers ......................................10 Watts/Channel
Balance Control ........................................................................Yes
Sound Presets ...........................................................................7 plus Personal
Full Range Front Speakers .......................................................2
Graphic Equalizer .....................................................................7 band
Second Audio Program (SAP) ..................................................Yes
Sound Logic Audio Leveler ......................................................Yes
SRS ............................................................................................Yes- SRS Focus
**Specifications are subject to change.
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Convenience
Auto Channel Search ............................................................Yes
Multilingual On-screen Display ............................................English, French, Spanish
Auto Tuning ..........................................................................Yes
Closed Captioning .................................................................Analog & Digital
Front Button Block ...............................................................Yes
Commercial Skip ...................................................................Yes
Parental Control with USA & Canada V-Chip......................Yes
Picture Reset ..........................................................................Yes, in Menu
Picture Memory Presets for Video Inputs ............................Yes
(Individual Memory)
Clock (Time), Sleep and Wake-Up Timers ..........................Yes
Front Panel
Stereo Headphone Jack ........................................................3.5mm Stereo Mini-jack
Front A/V Input.....................................................................Composite
Back Panel Inputs/Outputs
Composite A/V Inputs ..........................................................1
Component video Syncroscan with Autodetect
Composite/S-Video and L/R Audio ......................................2 sets
Antenna/Cable Inputs ...........................................................2 - RF
HDMI/DVI Input (with Audio Input menu selection) ........1
Audio/Video (Record) Output .............................................1
Digital Audio Output ............................................................1
Fixed or Variable Audio Outputs .........................................1 set, menu switchable
CableCARD slot .....................................................................1
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Accessory Information
Below are accessories available to complement your product. Prices are subject to change without notice. All accessories are
subject to availability. A shipping and handling fee will be charged upon ordering, and we are required by law to collect the
appropriate sales tax for each individual state, county and locality to which the merchandise is being sent.
How to Order
To place your order by phone, have your Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card ready and call the toll-free number:
1-800-338-0376. Use this number only to place an order for accessory items listed on this page.
Replacement Lamp
Your DLP is equipped with a special lamp unit. If you have sound,
but no picture, and the light on the front of the TV blinks, you
may need to change the lamp. Go to page 69 for more information
about the lamp replacement.
To order a new lamp, call 1-800-338-0376
ON•OFF
VCR
TV
DVD AUDIO AUX•HD SAT•CABLE
MUTE
FORMAT
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH GO BACK
BACKLIGHT
SKIP
INFO
GUIDE
Remote Control This is the remote
control that came packed with your TV.
Replacements or spares can be ordered as
needed.
267163 $14.95
OK
MENU
CLEAR
3
2
1
4
5
6
7
8
9
Subwoofer cable helps you connect
to a device with an Subwoofer In jack,
such as a audio receiver.
PD15SW (15ft) $39.95
Optical/SPDIF Cable helps you
connect to a device with an Optical
Audio In jack, such as a Dolby Digital
decoder or receiver.
DV3 (3-ft) $15.95
DV6 (6-ft) $19.95
RG-6 Coaxial Burial Cable with
weatherproof “F” connectors.
VHD905 $5.95
ANT•CAB
INPUT
0
REVERSE
RECORD
PLAY
STOP
FORWARD
PAUSE
CC PRESETS SOUND FREEZE
Component Cables is a triple gold-tipped
cable that lets you connect your TV to a
device with Y Pb Pr jacks.
PD12DC (12-ft) $79.95
PD6DC (6-ft) $69.95
Stereo Audio/Video Cable is a triple goldtipped cable that lets you connect the video
and audio jacks of stereo devices.
VH84 (6-ft) $9.95
S-Video Cable has multi-pin connectors on
each end for connecting S-Video devices to
your TV.
VH976 (6-ft) $7.95
VH913 (12-ft) $14.95
HDMI Cable has HDMI connectors on
each end for connecting HDMI devices to
your TV.
PD12HDMI (12ft) $84.95
HDMI/DVI Adapter has one end the
connects to an HDMI cable and the other
end connects to a DVI cable.
DT2HDA $49.95
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Push-on Cable* attaches to the round
antenna connectors (called 75-ohm Ftype) on the back of your VCR or TV. The
ends push on for a quick connection.
VH89 (6-ft) $5.95
Screw-on Cable* attaches to the round
antenna connectors (called 75-ohm
F-type) on the back of your VCR or TV.
The ends screw onto the connectors for a
secure connection.
VH81 (3-ft) $3.95
VH82 (6-ft) $4.95
Signal Splitter* helps you split the
signal to more than one device.
2-way VH47 $3.95
4-way VH49 $6.95
Amplified VHF/UHF/FM
Antenna allows you to easily switch
from the antenna signal to cable or
satellite easily without disconnecting
antenna.
ANT200 $49.95
Universal Outdoor VHF/UHF/FM Antenna Boosts VHF,
UHF, & FM signals. Picks up UHF 35 Miles; VHF / FM 60 Miles.
110” boom length. UHF / VHF band separator included.
ANT3036X $79.95
* This accessory is intended for use with an off-air or cable TV
signal distribution and is not suitable for distribution of the
satellite signal originating from your satellite dish antenna.
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Limited Warranty
What your warranty covers:
• Defects in materials or workmanship.
For how long after your purchase:
• One year from date of purchase for labor.
• One year from date of purchase for parts.
• One year from date of purchase for light engine and lamp assembly.
The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm,
whichever comes first.
What we will do:
Pay an Authorized Service Center the labor charges to repair your unit.
Pay an Authorized Service Center for the new, or at our option, refurbished replacement parts, light engine, and lamp
assembly required to repair your unit.
How you get service:
• Call 1-877-RCA-HDTV and have your unit’s date of purchase and model/serial number ready.
• A representative will troubleshoot your problem over the phone.
• If the representative determines that you should receive service, they will provide you with the name(s) of the
Authorized Service Center in your area.
• Contact the Service Center and arrange for home or pick up, repair, and return service, provided that your unit is
located within the geographic territory covered by an Authorized Service Center. If not, you must take your unit to the
Service Center location at your own expense, or pay for the cost the Service Center may charge to transport your unit to
and from your home.
• Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the product is within the
warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service. For rental firms, proof of first rental is also required.
What your warranty does not cover:
• Customer instruction. (Your Owner’s Manual describes how to install, adjust, and operate your unit. Any additional
information should be obtained from your dealer.)
• Installation and related adjustments.
• Damage resulting from non-approved installation methods.
• Signal reception problems not caused by your unit.
• Damage from misuse or neglect.
• Batteries.
• Labor to replace the light engine and lamp assembly after one year from the date of purchase.
• A television that has been modified or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional or other commercial
purposes.
• A unit purchased or serviced outside the U.S.A.
• Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage.
Product Registration:
• Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your TV or register on-line at
www.rca.com/productregistration. It will make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the
card is not required for warranty coverage.
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Other Information
Limitation of Warranty:
• THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION
GIVEN BY TTE TECHNOLOGY, INC., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY
INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.
• REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE
CONSUMER. TTE TECHNOLOGY, INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY ARE
GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE
LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS
PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
How State Law relates to warranty:
• Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
• This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state.
If you purchased your unit outside the United States:
• This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.
Service calls which do not involve defective materials or workmanship are not covered by this warranty. Costs
of such service calls are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
Care and Cleaning
CAUTION: Turn OFF your TV before cleaning.
You can clean the TV as required, using a soft lint-free cloth. Be sure to occasionally dust the ventilation slots in the cabinet
to help assure adequate ventilation.
The TV’s screen may be cleaned with a soft, lint-free cloth as well. Take care not to scratch or mar the screen. If necessary,
you may use a cloth dampened with warm water.
Never use strong cleaning agents, such as ammonia-based cleaners, or abrasive powder. These types of cleaners will damage the TV.
While cleaning do not spray liquid directly on the screen, or allow liquid to run down the screen and inside the TV. Also,
avoid placing drinks or vases with water on top of the TV. This could increase the risk of fire or shock hazard or damage to
the TV.
FCC Information
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003
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Chapter 5
Index
Symbols
B
C
3:2 pulldown 52
Backlight button 28
Balance 54
Batteries, installing 19
Batteries, remote 68
Black Level 50
Block
Age-Based Ratings 41
Front Panel 45
Movie ratings 42
Specific Content Themes 41
V-Chip Unrated Program 44
Buttons
ANT•CAB 28
Arrows 28
AUDIO 28
AUX•HD 28
Backlight 28
CC 28
Channel down 25,28
Channel up 25,28
CLEAR 28
Don’t work 65
DVD 28
FORMAT 28
FORWARD 29
FREEZE 28
Front panel 25
GO BACK 28
GUIDE 28
INFO 29
INPUT 29,33
MENU 29
MENU/OK 25
MUTE 29
Number 28
OK 29
ON•OFF 29
PAUSE 29
PLAY 29
PRESETS 29
RECORD 29
Remote control 28
REVERSE 29,30
SAT•CABLE 29
SOUND 29
STOP 29
TV 29
VCR 29
Volume down 25
Volume up/down 29
CableCARD 3
Reset 58
slot 22
Tools menu 58
using 10
CableCARD Tools 58
Cable Box remote codes 33
Cable Channel List 38
CABLE INPUT jack 23
Canada
English ratings 44
French ratings 44
V-Chip unrated program 44
Canada V-Chip 43
Captions
Analog 59
Background color 60
Background Opacity 60
Color 60
Digital 60
Font 60
Opacity 60
Size 60
Caption display 59
Caption priority 60
Caption style 60
Care and Cleaning 67, 74
CC
button 28
modes 59
Channel
Initial 58
Channels
Digital or Analog 37
Channel banner 36
Channel down button 25
Channel information 36
Channel lists 38
Channel numbers 37
Channel search 20, 56
Channel up button 25
Choice fields 49
Choice lists 49
Connections 11
Ch +/- buttons 28
Cinematic picture setting 50
Cinerama, screen format 61
Cleaning and care 74
CLEAR button 28
Clock display 36
Closed captioning 59
Code list
A
Accessories 72
Action buttons 49
Advanced Settings 52
Age-based rating
Blocking 41
Viewing 41
Age-based ratings
Canada, English 43
Canada, French 44
USA 40
Analog captions 59
Analog TV channel 37
ANT•CAB button 28
Antenna Ch. List 38
ANTENNA INPUT jack 9, 23
Aspect ratio 2, 36
Assisted setup 19
AUDIO
button 28
jacks 23
Audio
Advanced Cnnection 18
Connections 55
remote codes 33
Audio/Video Connection 14,15
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT Jacks
4,24
Audio menu 53
Audio Connections 55
Audio Mode 54
Audio Processor 53
Balance 54
Equalizer presets 53
SAP 54
Sound logic 54
Audio Mode 54
Audio mode display 36
AUDIO OUTPUT
Digital 22
Audio processor 53
Authorized service 11,65
Automatic code search 30
Auto color 51
Auto Format Switching 61
Auto Tuning 45,57
Auto tuning
Antenna Input 46
Cable Input 45
Front input 46
HDMI/DVI 46
Input 1 46
Input 2, 3 46
AUX•HD button 28,30
Chapter 5
Audio 33
Cable box 33
DVD 34
DVD/VCR 34
HD Receiver 33
Home Theatre in a Box 34
PVR 34
Satellite receiver 34
TV 33
VCR 34
Code List, Remote control 33
Color 50
Warmth 51
Color Scheme 62
Commercial skip 36
Component/Composite Input
jacks 23
Components, connecting 11
Composite Input jacks 23
Connections menu 56
Auto Tuning 57
Channel Search 56
Signal Source 57
Signal Strength 56
Special Features 58
Content themes 40
Blocking 41
Viewing 42
Contrast 50
Contrast Expand 52
Controls
Menus 48
Parental 38
Reset 52
Control panels 48
D
Digital
CableCARD 3, 10
Cable Ready 3
Sound 3
Digital audio out 55
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack 24
Digital captions 60
Digital TV channel 37
Direct entry programning 31
DLP technology 1
DVD/VCR remote codes 34
DVD button 28
DVD remote codes 34
DVI Audio Input 55
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Index
E
J
EAS 46
Edge Enhancement 51
Emergency Alert System 46
Equalizer presets 53
Jacks
ANTENNA INPUT 23
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT 24
CABLE INPUT 23
COMPONENT/COMPOSITE
INPUTS 23
COMPOSITE INPUTS 23
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT
24
Front panel 25
HDMI/DVI 22
S-VIDEO 23
SUBWOOFER 24
F
FAQs 64
FCC
information 74
Regulations i
Statement 8
Film Mode 52
Fixed/Variable Out 55
FlexWide, screen format 61
Format
Screen 61
FORMAT button 28
FORWARD button 29
FREEZE button 28
Front panel
block 45
Buttons 25
jacks 25
G
GO BACK button 28
Graphic equalizer 53
Green Stretch 51
GUIDE button 28
H
HDMI Connection 16, 17
HDMI/DVI jack 22
HDTV specifications 70
HD Receiver remote codes 33
Help text 48
Home Theatre box remote
codes 34
Horizontal Position 52
I
Icons
Channel banner 36
Indicator
light status 25
Indirect light 8
INFO button 29
Initial
channel 58
volume 58
INPUT
Button 33
INPUT 1 jacks 23
INPUT 2 jacks 23
INPUT 3 jacks 23
INPUT button 29
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L
Lamp 1
Power menu 62
replacement 69
Lamp Power 62
Lamp replacement 69
Language
Menu 20,62
LED, front panel 65
Light blinking 25
LIGHT button 28
M
Main Menu 48
Maximum volume 58
MENU/OK Button 25
Menus 48
Audio 53
Connections 56
Moving through 48
Parental Controls 38
Picture Quality 50
Preferences 58
MENU button 29
Menu controls 48
Action buttons 49
Choice fields 49
Choice lists 49
Numeric entries 49
Sliders 49
Menu Language 62
Menu language 20
Mode
Audio 54
Modes, remote control 31
Mono 53
Mute
Closed captioning 59
MUTE button 29
N
Natural picture setting 50
Noise reduction 51
Normal, screen format 61
Number buttons 28
Numeric entries 49
O
OK button 29
ON•OFF button 29
OUTPUTS
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO 24
AUDIO 24
Overheating 8
V-Chip 68
Product registration i
Professional picture setting 50
Programming the remote 31
Automatic code search 30
Direct entry 31
Program title 36
Pulse code modulation 55
PVR remote codes 34
Q
QAM 3
P
R
Parental controls 38
Channel lists 38
Editing channels 39
Lock/unlock 38
Parental Control icon 36
Password, V-Chip 68
PAUSE button 29
PCM 18
Personal picture setting 50
Picture Quality menu 50
Advanced Settings 52
Auto color 51
Color warmth 51
Contrast Expand 52
Edge Enhancement 51
Green Stretch 51
Noise reduction 51
Picture presets 50
Picture settings 50
Picture Settings 50
PLAY button 29
Power
indicator 19
Power button and indicator 25
Power surges 8
Preferences menu 58
Analog captions 59
Captions Priority 60
Caption Style 60
Closed captioning 59
Color Scheme 62
Digital Captions 60
Lamp Power 62
Menu Language 62
Screen Format 61
Time 61
Translucency 62
PRESETS button 29
Problems
Audio 67
HDMI/DVI 68
Parental controls 68
Remote control 68
TV 65
Ratings
Blocking movie 42
Viewing movie 42
Rating Limits
movies 42
RECORD button 29
Registration, product i
Remote
Programming 30
setup 58
Remote Control
Batteries 19
Buttons 28
Remote control
Code list 33
modes 32
Remote Setup 58
Replacing the lamp 69
Replacing the lamp unit 69
Reset controls 52
Resolution 2
REVERSE button 29
S
S-Video jack 23
SAP 54
SAP display 36
SAT•CABLE
Button 29
Satellite receiver remote codes
34
Screen Format 61
Search
Automatic code 30
Channels 56
Second audio program 54
Service, authorized 11
Setup, assisted 19
Sharpness 50
Signal Source 57
Signal Strength 56
Signal type 36
Sleep timer 36,61
Sliders 49
Chapter 5
Index
Smoothing Adjust 52
Sound
Mono 53
Problems 67
SRS 53
Stereo 53
SOUND button 29
Sound Logic 54
Sound mode icons 36
Special Features 58
Specifications 70
Back panel 71
Front panel 71
Sound 70
Video 70
SRS 53
Stereo 53
STOP button 29
Subchannels 20, 37
SUBWOOFER jack 24
T
Things to Consider Before You
Connect 8
Timer
Sleep 61
Wake-up 61
Day 61
Time display 36
Tint 50
Translucency 62
Troubleshooting 65
TruScan 3
Turn on TV 19
TV
button 29
problems 65
remote codes 33
VCR
button 29
recording 15
remote codes 34
Vertical Position 52
Vibrant picture setting 50
Videogame picture setting 50
Video Input List 38
Viewing
Movie ratings 42
Specific content themes 42
Volume
Initial 58
Maximum 58
up/down buttons 25
W
Wake-up Timer 61
Y
Y/Video Pb Pr jacks 23
Y Pb Pr Connection 12, 13
Z
Zoom, screen format 61
U
USA
V-Chip TV ratings 39
V
V-Chip 38
Age-Based Ratings 39
Blocking age-based 41
Blocking Movies 42
Canada 39,43
Content Themes 39
USA 39
USA TV ratings 39
Viewing age-based rating 41
V-Chip
display 36
rating screen 40
unrated program 44
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Visit the RCA website at www.rca.com
Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only
add delays in service for your product.
TTE Technology, Inc.
10330 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46290
©2005 TTE Technology, Inc.
RCA and associated marks are trademarks of THOMSON S.A. used
under license to TTE Corporation.
Printed in USA
TOCOM 16488840

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