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HDTV
High Definition Television with DLP Technology
User's Guide
Changing Entertainment. Again.
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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). 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.
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.
Warning: The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that no objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
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 ventilitation slots on the bottom of the unit will be blocked resulting in
reduced lifetime from overheating. To assure adequate ventilation for this product, maintain a spacing of 4 inches
from the top and sides of the TV receiver and 2 inches from the rear of the TV receiver and other surfaces. Also,
make sure the stand or base you use is of adequate size and strength to prevent the TV from being accidentally
tipped over, pushed off, or pulled off. This could cause personal injury and/or damage the TV. Refer to the
Important Safety Instructions packed separately.
Product Registration
Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. Returning the card
allows us to contact you if needed. 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: ___________________________________________________________________________________
VCR Plus+, C3, PlusCode, G-LINK, and GUIDE Plus+ are trademarks of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. and/or its
related affiliates. Patent 6,331,877; 6,239,794; 6,154,203; 5,940,073; 4,908,713; 4,751,578; 4,706,121; 6,466,734;
6,430,359; 6,091,882; 6,049,652; 5,335,079; 5,307,173.
The VCR Plus+ and GUIDE Plus+ systems are manufactured under license from Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
and/or its related affiliates.
THOMSON INC. AND GEMSTAR-TV GUIDE INTERNATIONAL AND/OR ITS RELATED AFFILIATES ARE NOT IN
ANY WAY LIABLE FOR THE ACCURACY OF THE PROGRAM SCHEDULE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE
GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM. IN NO EVENT SHALL THOMSON INC. OR GEMSTAR-TV GUIDE INTERNATIONAL BE
LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNTS REPRESENTING LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROVISION OR USE OF ANY INFORMATION
EQUIPMENT, OR SERVICES RELATING TO THE GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM.
VCR required for recording.
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Introduction
Thank you for choosing RCA
Congratulations on purchasing this RCA High Definition Television (HDTV) featuring DLP™ (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 describes three reasons why an RCA HDTV featuring DLP™ technology is an excellent
choice:
DLP™—brilliance in color, design, and technology
Why RCA DLP™ is better?
Other Key Features of owning an RCA HDTV
Part 1: DLP™— brilliance, in color, design, and technology
RCA brings you brilliant pictures with Digital Light Processing™ system (DLP™) — a brilliantly
choreographed, engineering marvel that combines microscopic mirrors, light, and color to bring you the
best and brightest pictures possible.
Condenser Lens
Fold Mirror
Arc Lamp
UV/IR Filter
DMDTM Chip
with DMD
Window
Assembly
TIR Prism
How DLP™ Works
In general, DLP™ combines microscopic mirrors, a
specially designed semiconductor, and a color wheel
to adjust light to display the most brilliant, accurate
images! Your DLP™ HDTV doesn’t use Cathode Ray
Tubes (CRTs), which means you don’t have to worry
about screen burn (fixed video images burning onto
the screen permanently) or convergence (realigning
the CRTs). The diagram on the left illustrates the
complex system.
Light Pipe
Color Wheel
Relay Lens
Projection Lens
Thin and Light
The efficiency of DLP™ technology enabled our
design team to create a high-performance HDTV that
is about 16 inches thin and weighs less than 100
pounds.
Lamp Replacement
DLP technology uses a special lamp. Eventually,
you’ll need to replace this lamp (part number
260962). To order a lamp, call 1-800-338-0376 or go
to www.rca.com. For quick reference, write the date
you purchased this TV and the model number here:
Fold Mirror
Date____________________
Model No.____________________________________
Digital Light Processing, DLP and DLP Cinema are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All other products and names may or may not be
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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Introduction
Part 2: Why RCA DLP™ is better?
DLP™ is just part of the story. You have chosen to embark on the next generation of TV viewing— HDTV. There are many
technological advancements that make HDTV better than analog TV, but there are basically three things about HDTV that
bring you a superior viewing experience: (1) resolution, (2) aspect ratio, and (3) digital signal and sound.
Resolution (it’s math...that works for you)
The crisp, lifelike picture 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 (called analog) 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 equals more detail. In summary, HDTV is capable of resolution that is up to 10 times the resolution of the
picture on a regular, analog TV!
Format
Analog (NTSC)
HD Digital (ATSC)
Total Scan Lines
525
1125
Effective Scan Lines
480
1080
Aspect Ratio
4:3
16 : 9
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 x 3 (also written 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 x 3 aspect ratio that 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 x 9 (also written 16:9)
aspect ratio (also called widescreeen format). When the standards for HDTV
were being developed by the ATSC (Advanced Television Standards
Committee), the 16 x 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 HDTVs on the market— even some that use DLP technology. But your RCA HDTV has been designed with
features that will enhance your TV viewing, 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. Chapter 3 provides more detail about these features
and information about additional features.
Integrated HDTV Tuner with QAM
RCA was the first to offer an integrated tuner with its HDTVs (no need for a set-top box to receive digital programming).
Now, we’ve gone one better— your HDTV’s tuner is ready for digital cable (no need for a cable box to view unscrambled,
digital cable, programming). The tuner is able to decode all 16 formats of digital television broadcasts and it can interpret
digital cable signals because it includes the ability to decode QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) encoded
programming.
Note: A cable box may be necessary to view scrambled and/or premium channels. Contact your cable provider for
more information.
TruScan Digital Reality
Optimum picture performance occurs when the picture intended is the picture presented. TruScan Digital Reality intelligent
signal processing 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 automatically converts 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
• 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, Natural, and Cinematic. You can adjust different
Input Jacks to different settings and the TV will automatically adjust the
picture accordingly.
•
Help Text: The elaborate, on-screen help describes your TV’s features and
explains how to use them.
•
GUIDE Plus+ System: The on-screen programming guide helps you
navigate through hundreds of channels so you can quickly see what’s on
and tune directly to a specific show from the guide! You can use the Sort
feature to search listings. You can even set up reminders to watch a certain
show via the GUIDE Plus+ system’s Watch menu.
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Introduction
FireWire® with Two-Way DTVLink®
Control your IEEE-1394 components via your HDTV! Just link them together via the 2-way DTVLink jacks and you can
network your high-speed compatible 1394 digital components. The two-way jacks allow the audio and video signals to flow
into and out from the 1394 components, such as the DVR10 (see below).
Compatible with the Optional DVR10 Hard Disk Drive — Pause Live Digital TV and record digital programs
RCA offers an Audio Video Hard Disk Drive (model DVR10) with IEEE 1394, available at your local RCA dealer or
www.rca.com. The DVR10 Audio Video Hard Disk Drive (AVHDD) component lets you pause live TV, record shows, and
play them back (digital, broadcasts only—ATSC and QAM signals). For purchasing details, go to your local consumer
electronics retailer or www.rca.com.
NetConnect
With an Ethernet connection and a web browser built into your TV, you can
access the Internet from your TV*. To use the web browser, you’ll need a highspeed connection, such as a DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) unit or cable modem
and a subscription to an ISP (Internet Service Provider). DSL, cable modem, and
ISP subscription sold separately.
To get the most out of your HDTV’s web
browser, purchase the keyboard (model
KBR755TA1) designed specifically for your TV
(go to page 84 for ordering information).
*The browser has limitations and might not be able to interpret all files, such as
streaming audio and video.
Audio System
Enjoy the great sound system in your HDTV with 30 watts total power. Your HDTV has front speakers with two 1” tweeters
and two 5” midrange drivers to create incredible sound. A 7-band on-screen graphic equalizer allows customization of the
sound quality. TruSurround™ provides surround sound technology, and with two rear speaker outputs, enjoy the feeling of
full surround.
Record Output Jacks
Because the VCRs in most households are analog and can’t interpret digital signals, recording HDTV broadcasts wasn’t
possible without purchasing additional equipment. That’s why RCA added Record Output Jacks to this HDTV — the
RECORD OUTPUT with its AUDIO OUT L/R jacks enable you to record both analog and digital programs to an analog VCR.
RCA understands how you watch TV and what is necessary to make the transition to HDTV seamless.
What’s Next?
If you didn’t have your HDTV professionally installed, go to Chapter 1 for instructions. The rest of this User’s Guide explains
the features in more detail, the remote control, and the menu system.
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 electronics entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation.
For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359.
DTVLink® Certification Logo is a U.S. registered mark of CEA.
FireWire is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
TruSurround, SRS and the (o) symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Key Features Overview ................................................................................................................... 1
Chapter 1: Connections & Setup
Things to Consider Before You Connect ........................................................................................ 8
Choose Your Connection ................................................................................................................. 9
How to Connect: TV + VCR + DVD Player ............................................................................. 10
How to Connect: TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR .................................................................... 11
How to Connect: TV + Receiver with Dolby Digital + Speakers ........................................... 12
How to Connect: TV + A/V/Receiver + Speakers + Use TV as Center Channel .................... 12
How to Connect: TV + Speakers Without A/V Receiver ....................................................... 14
How to Connect: TV + Router via the HDTV’s ETHERNET Jack ............................................ 15
How to Connect: TV + DTVLink® and/or 1394 Components ............................................... 16
How to Connect: TV + Set-top Box Using DVI-HDTV (Digital Visual Interface) .................. 17
Explanation of Input Jacks and Cables ........................................................................................ 18
Back of the TV ................................................................................................................................ 20
Why You Should Connect the G-LINK™ Cable ............................................................................ 23
How to Find the Remote Sensor ............................................................................................ 23
Placing the G-LINK Wands ..................................................................................................... 23
The Front of Your TV ..................................................................................................................... 24
Front Input Jacks ..................................................................................................................... 24
Front Panel .............................................................................................................................. 24
Plug in the TV ................................................................................................................................. 25
Put batteries in the remote ........................................................................................................... 25
Turn on the TV ............................................................................................................................... 25
Use the Remote Control to Complete the Assisted Setup .......................................................... 25
Complete the Assisted Setup ........................................................................................................ 26
Set the Menu Language ......................................................................................................... 26
Complete Channel Search ...................................................................................................... 26
The GUIDE Plus+ System™ Setup .......................................................................................... 26
What to Expect .............................................................................................................................. 30
Next Steps ...................................................................................................................................... 30
Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control
The Buttons on the Remote Control ............................................................................................
Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components ........................................................
How to Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It ...............................................................
Volume Punchthrough Feature .....................................................................................................
Using the Input Button .................................................................................................................
Remote Code List ...........................................................................................................................
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34
36
37
38
39
Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Features
About the Channel Banner ...........................................................................................................
Digital or Analog TV Channels .....................................................................................................
About the GUIDE Plus+ System ....................................................................................................
Parental Controls ...........................................................................................................................
How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada ...............................................................................
Auto Tuning Feature ......................................................................................................................
PIP (Picture-in-Picture) Operation .................................................................................................
Using the Web Browser ................................................................................................................
1394 Recording ..............................................................................................................................
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Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System
Menus, On-screen Help, and Control Panels ...............................................................................
Picture Quality Menu ....................................................................................................................
Picture Settings .......................................................................................................................
Picture Presets .........................................................................................................................
Auto Color ...............................................................................................................................
Color Warmth .........................................................................................................................
Noise Reduction ......................................................................................................................
Advanced Settings ..................................................................................................................
Reset Controls .........................................................................................................................
Audio Menu ...................................................................................................................................
Equalizer Presets .....................................................................................................................
Audio Processor ......................................................................................................................
Sound Logic .............................................................................................................................
Audio Language .....................................................................................................................
SAP (Second Audio Program) .................................................................................................
Balance ....................................................................................................................................
Fixed/Variable Out ..................................................................................................................
Digital Audio Out ...................................................................................................................
Time Menu .....................................................................................................................................
Connections Menu .........................................................................................................................
Antenna Info ...........................................................................................................................
Channel Search .......................................................................................................................
Software Upgrade ..................................................................................................................
Signal Source ...........................................................................................................................
Signal Type ..............................................................................................................................
Auto Tuning ............................................................................................................................
1394 Setup ..............................................................................................................................
Special Features ......................................................................................................................
Ethernet Setup ........................................................................................................................
Preferences Menu ..........................................................................................................................
Closed Captioning ..................................................................................................................
Screen Format .........................................................................................................................
Record Output ........................................................................................................................
Color Scheme ..........................................................................................................................
Translucency ............................................................................................................................
Menu Language ......................................................................................................................
Digital Channel Info ...............................................................................................................
Lamp Power ............................................................................................................................
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Chapter 5: Reference
Troubleshooting .............................................................................................................................
HDTV Specifications ......................................................................................................................
Accessory Information ..................................................................................................................
Limited Warranty ...........................................................................................................................
Care and Cleaning .........................................................................................................................
FCC Information .............................................................................................................................
Index ...............................................................................................................................................
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Chapter 1
Connections & Setup
Chapter Overview:
•
Things to Consider Before You Connect
•
Choose Your Connection
•
How To Connect
•
Explanation of Input Jacks and Cables
•
Back of the TV
•
Why You Should Connect the G-LINK Cable
•
The Front of Your TV
•
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
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Things to Consider Before You Connect
Protect Against Power Surges
•
Connect all components before you plug any of their power cords into the wall outlet or power strip. NEVER plug
your TV into an outlet that is controlled by a wall switch.
•
Turn off the TV and/or component(s) before you connect or disconnect any cables.
•
Make sure all antennas and cables are properly grounded. Refer to the Important Safeguards 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.
Using a Stand
This television is a table model and is designed to set on a firm, flat surface. Placing the TV on soft carpeting or a like
surface can block the bottom ventilation slots and result in reduced lifetime due to overheating. Make sure the stand or
base you use is of adequate size and strength to prevent the TV from being accidentally tipped over, pushed off, or
pulled off. This could cause personal injury and/or damage the TV. Refer to the Important Safety Instructions packed
separately.
Cables You Need to Connect Components to Your TV
The pictures below show the cables (not supplied) you may need for the connections represented in this book.
Note: Please locate the G-LINK cable (provided) when you’re getting ready to set up your TV. You need to connect
this cable to your TV and to your VCR and/or cable box in order for all of the features of the program guide to work
properly.
S-Video cable
G-LINK cable
Ethernet Cable
A/V Cable
Composite Video
Audio/ Video cable
Component Video
Y•Pb•Pr cable
Coaxial cable
DVI-D cable
Digital Optical Cable
1394 Cable
Speaker Wire
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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. Please use the following chart to determine which connection is best for you. Proceed to the
appropriate page and connect your TV. For more information about the relationship between the cables, jacks, and the
quality of the signal you see on your TV, go to page 18.
Components
Cables Needed
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page 14
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pages 12,
13
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page 15
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page 17
Digital Visual
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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/customer support.
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Connect G-LINK Cable (see page 23)
1. Connect your cable or off-air signal to ANTENNA A.
If you have cable and an off-air antenna, connect the cable signal to ANTENNA A INPUT (antenna A is the only source
for the GUIDE Plus+ system). Connect the off-air antenna to ANTENNA B INPUT. If you have only an off-air antenna,
connect it to ANTENNA A INPUT.
2. Connect your DVD Player to your TV.
Connect the DVD player’s component (Y PB PR) and audio outputs to INPUT 3 on the TV using component cables. If your
DVD player has composite audio/video and an S-Video output, use INPUTs 1 or 2 and use the S-VIDEO jack instead of
the VIDEO jack.
Notes: If you are using an S-Video cable (INPUT 1 or 2) or component video cables, you must also use audio cables. The
S-Video cable and component video cables only transfer video information.
If your DVD player has a component video output, we recommend you use the component video input on the TV instead of
the composite video or S-Video connection. Don’t forget to also connect audio cables when using the component video cables.
3. Connect your VCR to your TV.
A. Connect the VCR’s audio/video outputs to INPUT 1 (audio/video) on the TV using composite audio/video cables.
B. Connect the VCR’s audio/video inputs to RECORD OUTPUT on the TV. This enables recording of digital programs
(unless copy protected, using DVI HDTV or component video formats), as well as analog programs.
Viewing the Components
1.
Turn on the TV and the component(s) you want to view.
2.
Press the TV button on the remote control.
3.
Press the INPUT button on the remote control to scroll through the Video Input Channels.
• The VCR can be viewed on the INPUT 1 channel.
• The DVD player can be viewed on the INPUT 3 channel.
Note: You can set up the TV to automatically tune to the correct Video Input Channel. This is called Auto Tuning. (See
Chapter 3 for more information.)
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SATELLITE
RECEIVER
VIDEO
RE
WO
P
AUDI
L
S-VIDEO
R
+L
OV
—
LO
V
HC
HC
UN
EM
CABLE
TV
OR
OFF-AIR ANTENNA
3
RIGHT
TV
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
LEFT
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
lite r
l
e
t
Sa eive
c
e
R
VIDEO
INPUT 2
V
S-VIDEO
2A
VIDEO
ANTENNA IN
L
AUDIO
TV
VIDEO
INPUT 3
VIDEO
INPUT 4
V
PR
PB
V
PR
VIDEO
INPUT 5
S-VIDEO
L/MONO
L/MONO
L/MONO
R
R
R
AUDIO
INPUT 1
EXT AMP
L
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VCR
AUDIO
INPUT 2
AUDIO
INPUT 3
Y
L/MONO
R
AUDIO
INPUT 4
PB
Y
L/MONO
DVI-HDTV
1
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
R
OUT
RECORD
OUTPUT
VIDEO
VCR
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
V
EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER
MAXIMUM POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
INTERNAL
SPEAKER
SOURCE
VIDEO
L
AUDIO R
ANTENNA B
INPUT
IN
ANTENNA A
INPUT
AUDIO
ANTENNA OUT
R
2B
L
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
ETHERNET
G-LINK
Connect G-LINK Cable (see page 23)
How to Connect: TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR
1. Connect your cable or off-air signal to ANTENNA A.
If you have cable and an off-air antenna, connect the cable signal to ANTENNA A INPUT (antenna A is the only source
for the GUIDE Plus+ system). Connect the off-air antenna to ANTENNA B INPUT. If you have only an off-air antenna,
connect it to ANTENNA A INPUT.
2. Connect your VCR to your TV.
A. Connect the VCR’s audio/video outputs to INPUT 1 (audio/video) on the TV using composite audio/video cables.
B. Connect the VCR’s audio/video inputs to RECORD OUTPUT on the TV. This enables recording of digital programs
(unless copy protected, using DVI HDTV or component video formats), as well as analog programs.
3. Connect your Satellite Receiver to your TV.
Connect the satellite receiver’s audio/video output jacks to the INPUT 2 AUDIO (R and L) and VIDEO jacks on the TV
using composite cables. If your satellite receiver has an S-Video output, you can make the video connection by using the
S-VIDEO jacks instead. If your satellite receiver has component outputs, then use INPUT 3 or 4.
Note: If you are using an S-Video cable or component video cables, you must also use audio cables. The S-Video cable
and component video cables only transfer video information.
Viewing the Components
1.
Turn on the TV and the component(s) you want to view.
2.
Press the TV button on the remote control.
3.
Press the INPUT button on the remote control to scroll through the Video Input Channels.
• The VCR can be viewed on the INPUT 1 channel.
• The satellite receiver can be viewed on the INPUT 2 channel.
Note: You can set up the TV to automatically tune to the correct Video Input Channel. This is called Auto Tuning. (See
Chapter 3 for more information.)
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Audio Connections
With the audio versatility of your HDTV, you can choose various connection options depending on the type and quality
of sound that you want. Choose one of the options or refer to the user’s manual of each component that you are
connecting to get the best results.
•
•
•
Connect audio/video receiver (speakers connected to receiver) using the digital audio output jack to your TV (best sound).
Connect audio/video receiver (speakers connected to receiver) to your TV (better sound).
Connect speakers to your TV (good sound).
How to Connect: TV + Receiver with Dolby Digital + Speakers + Use TV as
Center Channel
If you own a receiver with Dolby Digital® or PCM (Pulse-Code Modulation) audio receiver that uses an optical cable-type
input, connect an optical cable for excellent audio quality (shown on opposite page).
1.
Connect one end of the optical cable to the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack on your TV to the DIGITAL OPTICAL INPUT
Jack on your receiver/amplifier receiver.
• If your receiver can decode Dolby Digital and PCM, go to Audio menu, select Digital Audio Output, and
select AutoSelect (recommended) or PCM option.
• If your receiver can decode only PCM, go to Audio menu, select Digital Audio Output, and select PCM
option.
2.
If you want to use your TV as the Center Channel, use speaker wire to connect the audio receiver’s CENTER
SPEAKER OUTPUT to the TV’s CENTER CHANNEL INPUT as shown on the opposite page.
• Switch INTERNAL SPEAKER SOURCE to EXT AMP.
3.
Use speaker wire to connect the Audio/Video receiver to external front and rear speakers. Refer to your audio
receiver manual to complete speaker hookup to the receiver.
Caution: DO NOT connect your audio/video receiver’s outputs or center channel output to the red and black
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS OUTPUT on the TV. Damage to the TV may result.
OR
How to Connect: TV + A/V Receiver + Speakers + Use TV as Center Channel
1.
2.
3.
4.
Connect the FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT from the TV to an A/V receiver using audio cables.
Be sure to go to the Fixed/Variable Out screen in the Audio menu and select whether you want the FIXED/
VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT jacks to send fixed volume audio or variable volume audio.
• Fixed Output provides fixed-level audio output from the TV. This audio output is ideal for connecting to an
A/V receiver that has its own volume control.
• Variable Output provides variable-level audio output. Volume levels are controlled by the volume controls on
the TV and TV remote control.
If you want to use your TV as the Center Channel, use speaker wire to connect the audio receiver’s CENTER
SPEAKER OUTPUT to the TV’s CENTER CHANNEL INPUT as shown on the opposite page.
• Switch INTERNAL SPEAKER SOURCE to EXT AMP.
Use speaker wire to connect the Audio/Video receiver to external front and rear speakers. Refer to your audio
receiver manual to complete speaker hookup to the receiver.
Caution: DO NOT connect your audio/video receiver’s outputs or center channel output to the red and black
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS OUTPUT on the TV. Damage to the TV may result.
*Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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Back of Right Rear Speaker
Back of Left Rear Speaker
+
–
+
–
LEFT
RIGHT
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
MAXIMUM AMPLIFIER POWER RATING
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
INTERNAL
SPEAKER
SOURCE
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
TV
EXT AMP
L
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
INPUT 2
V
V
TV
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
INPUT 3
VIDEO
INPUT 4
V
PR V
PR
VIDEO
INPUT 5
L/MONO
L/MONO
L/MONO
PB L/MONO
PB
L/MONO
R
R
R
Y
Y
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
AUDIO
INPUT 1
DVI-HDTV
S-VIDEO
AUDIO
INPUT 2
RECORD
OUTPUT
AUDIO
INPUT 3
R
AUDIO
INPUT 4
Back of Left Front Speaker
VIDEO
ANTENNA B
INPUT
ANTENNA A
INPUT
AUDIO
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
R
–
ETHERNET
+
L
–
G-LINK
+
OR
A/V AMPLIFIER
FRONT SPEAKERS
Back of Right Front Speaker
CENTER
CD
IN
DIGITAL
AUDIO
INPUT
L
R
TAPE
IN
OUT
TV
IN
VCR
IN
RIGHT
LEFT
SURROUND SPEAKERS
REAR
RIGHT
+
+
–
–
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LEFT
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How to Connect: TV + Speakers Without A/V Receiver
You can connect two external speakers to the TV: one to the RIGHT terminal, and one to the LEFT terminal.
1.
If necessary, remove the vinyl covering from the ends of the speaker wire and twist the wire core.
2.
Open the lever on the speaker terminal.
3.
Insert the wire core into the hole. Be sure to connect the (+) to (+) and (-) to (-).
4.
Close the lever. Pull gently on the wire to see that it’s connected securely.
5.
Set the SPEAKER SELECT switch:
• If you connect speakers and place the EXT/INT W/EXT SURR switch on the TV back panel in the INT W/
EXT SURR position, you get audio from the internal speakers as well as L minus R from both external
speakers. This connection gives you a matrix surround effect.
• If you connect speakers and place the switch in the EXT position, you get audio from the external
speakers only. The TV’s internal speakers are turned off.
6.
Go to the Audio menu and Fixed/Variable Out screen and make sure
Variable Out - Speakers On is selected.
Notes: When connecting the speaker wire, make sure you connect the
positive (+) terminal on the TV to the positive (+) terminal on the speaker.
One side of the speaker wire is usually marked with a white stripe to help
you match the terminals correctly. If the (+) and (-) terminals are not
matched properly, the speakers will not be “in phase,” causing reduction
in bass frequencies.
Speaker wire
RIGHT
Do not allow the wire core to touch other wires or terminals. Damage to
components could result if the cores of two wires touch.
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
LEFT
Arrange the speakers in your TV room to achieve maximum sound quality.
The external speaker rating is 8 ohms with 30 watts total power handling
capabilities.
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
L
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
RIGHT
LEFT
EXT
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
MAXIMUM AMPLIFIER POWER RATING
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
INTERNAL
SPEAKER
SOURCE
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
TV
EXT AMP
L
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
INPUT 2
V
VIDEO
INPUT 3
VIDEO
INPUT 4
V
PR V
PR
L/MONO
L/MONO
L/MONO
PB
L/MONO
PB
L/MONO
R
R
R
Y
R
AUDIO
INPUT 4
Y
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
V
S-VIDEO
–
TV
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
SPEAKER
SELECT
VIDEO
INPUT 5
S-VIDEO
DVI-HDTV
+
AUDIO
INPUT 1
AUDIO
INPUT 2
AUDIO
INPUT 3
–
+
RECORD
OUTPUT
VIDEO
ANTENNA B
INPUT
ANTENNA A
INPUT
AUDIO
R
L
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
ETHERNET
G-LINK
Back of Right Speaker
Back of Left Speaker
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Router
Cable Modem/DSL
Internet
TV
Computer
How to Connect: TV + Router via the HDTV’s ETHERNET Jack
The illustration above provides you with a general connection to the TV’s ETHERNET jack so you can maximize your
HDTV’s browser to surf the Internet. You don’t need to connect a computer to the router to surf the Internet. A computer is
only needed if you want to view photos or graphics on your TV that are stored on your computer. An Internet Service
Provider subscription is necessary to access the internet.
You should know:
•
Only use the Ethernet connection, if you are connecting a router to the TV’s ETHERNET jack.
•
A router with DHCP capability is recommended.
•
Only use this connection if you have purchased the keyboard designed for this HDTV (page 58 has ordering
information) because a keyboard is needed to effectively surf the Internet via your HDTV’s internal web browser.
•
You’ll need to use the manuals that accompany your router and other Internet components for specific instructions.
A router enables you to network several components, such as a computer, cable modem, or DSL modem. You will need to
set up each component that is connected to the router. See the manuals that came with the router and the components you
are connecting for specific instructions.
To connect the router to the TV, use a CAT 5 cable (not provided) to connect the ETHERNET Input Jack on the back of your
HDTV to the ETHERNET Output Jack on the router.
The complexity of the setup required to make all of the components and the router work with your HDTV depends upon
your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Most ISPs will automatically fill in the information needed during setup, but if you are
asked for specific information while setting up the router and other components you will need to contact your ISP.
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TV
Digital Video Recorder
Digital VCR
Digital VCR
TV
Other 1394 Component
Fastest
Digital Video Recorder Digital VCR
Slowest
Digital VCR
Other 1394 Component
Component-to-Component Connection
Hub Connection
How to Connect: TV + DTVLink and/or IEEE-1394 Components
Two connection methods when connecting IEEE-1394 and DTVLink components are: component-to-component or hub. The
component-to-component method is each component connected in a chain-like fashion, one to the other with the first
component in the chain connected to the DTVLink jack on the TV. The hub method is basically the same but using both
1394 jacks with two chains of components connected. Your TV is a control center for the connected compatible
components, automatically recognizing each component and placing it in the Input list.
Note: If you’ve tuned to a 1394 input, you can control some basic transport functions on the component like RECORD,
STOP, FAST FORWARD, REVERSE, PAUSE, and PLAY when remote is in TV mode.
Three types of 1394 connectors are available on 1394 components; 4-pin connector (no power); 6-pin connector (with
power) and 6-pin connector (without power supplied). Your HDTV has a 6-pin connector (without power supplied). Both
the 4-pin and 6-pin connectors are capable of sending digital audio, digital video, and digital control signals back and forth
between components. In addition, the 6-pin connector is capable of sending low voltage electrical power. If you should
have some components with 4-pin connectors, 4-to-6 pin adapter cables are available from your local electronic stores.
You should know:
•
Connect your 1394 components to either DTVLink (1394) jack.
•
Only compatible 1394 components are to be connected to the DTVLink (1394) input/output jack.
•
Do not loop the 1394 components back to the TV. That is, each 1394 connection chain should have only one
connection point to the TV, or the network might not work.
•
Place the slower components at the end of the chain and the faster ones closest to the TV in the chain for faster
communication speed. See component’s manual for 1394 network speed.
•
The TV can’t decode DV format of some camcorders, but it can decode/accept MPEG2 format from some camcorders.
Note: The TV sends audio/video through the 1394 jack (labeled DTVLink) only to a component that enforces video
copy protection.
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RIGHT
TV
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
LEFT
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
TV
EXT AMP
L
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
INPUT 2
VIDEO
INPUT 3
V
V
EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER
MAXIMUM POWER RATING
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
INTERNAL
SPEAKER
SOURCE
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
INPUT 4
V
PR V
PR
L/MONO
L/MONO
L/MONO
PB L/MONO
PB
L/MONO
R
R
R
Y
Y
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
AUDIO
INPUT 1
AUDIO
INPUT 2
AUDIO
INPUT 3
R
AUDIO
INPUT 4
HD Set Top Box
VIDEO
INPUT 5
S-VIDEO
DVI-HDTV
R
RECORD
OUTPUT
L
VIDEO
ANTENNA B
INPUT
ANTENNA A
INPUT
AUDIO
R
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
L
ETHERNET
G-LINK
How to Connect: TV + Set-top Box Using DVI-HDTV (Digital Visual Interface)
DVI-D Connector
Digital Visual Interface is a specification created by the Digital Display Working Group to support
analog and digital signals on a single interface. This uncompressed digital video interface is becoming
more prevalent and is expected to become widely used for digital display components. The idea
behind the connector is that it could eventually replace the 15-pin VGA connector in consumer
electronic components.
There are three different DVI formats: DVI-A for analog signals, DVI-D for digital signals, and
DVI-I for integrated signals (both analog and digital).
DVI Cable
(not provided)
Your TV has a DVI-D format connector and supports some digital signals. The format is used for
direct digital connections between source video and provides a higher-quality image than analog. It
eliminates the analog conversion process and improves the connection.
You should know:
•
A DVI cable has a 15 feet (5 meters) distance limitation.
•
Audio information is carried separately; therefore, connect audio left and right cables.
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Explanation of Input Jacks and Cables
This section describes the jacks and cables you might use to make connections (cables may be ordered separately by using
the order form on page 85). There are several ways to connect components to your TV.
Different jacks and cables provide a different level of performance. It’s important to remember the different degrees of
picture improvement for comparison. The component jacks are considered an excellent improvement; S-Video and
composite jacks are considered very good, while connecting components with the antenna RF connection is good.
DVI-HDTV (Digital Visual Interface-High Definition Television) Connector
DVI-HDTV is an uncompressed, high-speed digital visual interface designed to
deliver digital video in its native format. It supports the overlay of highresolution graphics used by some program guides and interactive components.
VIDEO
INPUT 5
DVI-HDTV
Note: Remember to connect the left and right audio cables for Input 5
(DVI-HDTV) because the DVI-HDTV cable carries only the picture signal,
not the sound.
DTVLink® (Digital Television Link) Connectors
DTVLink uses a format better known to some as IEEE-1394 or FireWire®.
DTVLink is a compressed digital video input/output offering an IEEE 1394-type
connection that meets the CEA specifications. This connection is a high-speed
and inexpensive way of interconnecting 1394 compliant consumer electronic
components. If your 1394 component has the DTVLink logo on it, it should
work with this TV. You can use either or both connectors to link your
components but don’t connect the components in a loop.
Notes: Audio and video information is carried on a single wire.
The TV outputs audio/video through the 1394 jack (labeled DTVLink) only
to a component that enforces video copy protection.
Digital Audio Out Jack and Optical Cable
The optical cable is used to connect an audio receiver with Dolby Digital or
PCM (Pulse-Code Modulation) audio receiver to your TV. 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.
Digital Audio
Output 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
Dolby Digital (AC-3 or PCM) 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.
ETHERNET
Ethernet Jack and Cable
This jack is used to connect a router, cable modem or DSL (Digital Subscriber
Line) unit with a CAT 5 (ethernet) cable (not provided). It is recommended that
you only connect a router to this jack although you could connect a DSL/cable
modem directly.
DTVLink® Certification Logo is a U.S. registered mark of CEA.
FireWire® is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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Y
PB
Component Video (Y•Pb•Pr) Jacks and Cables
The Y, Pb, Pr jacks allow you to connect a component, such as a DVD player.
This connection provides excellent picture quality because the video is
separated into three signals. To ensure maximum picture quality, use three
video-grade cables for the connection.
PR
Component Jacks
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 Jacks and Cables
The S-Video (separate video) jacks provide better picture quality than the
regular 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.
S-Video Jack
If a component you’re connecting to your TV (like a DVD player) has an
S-VIDEO jack and composite video, connect the component to the TV with an
S-Video cable (not provided) for a better quality picture.
Note: Remember to connect the left and right audio cables because the
S-Video cable carries only the picture signal, not the sound.
V
L
Composite Audio/Video Jacks and Cables (RCA-type)
These jacks are used for most audio/video connections between components.
The audio/video jacks are often color coded (yellow for video, red for right
audio, and white for left audio). This is also called composite video.
R
Audio/Video Jacks
Note: If your component has only one output for audio (mono), connect it
to the left (white L/Mono) audio jack on the TV and don’t connect the
right (red) audio part of the cable.
RF Jacks and Coaxial Cables (F-type)
RF jacks are primarily used for reception of off-air broadcasts and cable signals
(possibly older VCRs or cable boxes). The RF and coaxial jacks on the TV are
labeled ANTENNA A INPUT and ANTENNA B INPUT.
RF Jack
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Back of the TV
The diagrams below illustrate jacks found on the back of the TV. When connecting cables, be sure to connect corresponding
outputs and inputs (video in to video out, right audio in to right audio out, etc.).
LEFT
RIGHT
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER
MAXIMUM POWER RATING
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
INTERNAL
SPEAKER
SOURCE
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
TV EXT AMP
L
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
VIDEO
INPUT 1
V
TV
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
VIDEO
INPUT 2
V
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
INPUT 3
VIDEO
INPUT 4
V
PR V
PR
VIDEO
INPUT 5
S-VIDEO
L/MONO
L/MONO
L/MONO
PB L/MONO
PB
L/MONO
R
R
R
Y
Y
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
AUDIO
INPUT 1
AUDIO
INPUT 2
AUDIO
INPUT 3
R
AUDIO
INPUT 4
DVI-HDTV
RECORD
OUTPUT
VIDEO
ANTENNA B
INPUT
ANTENNA A
INPUT
AUDIO
R
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
ETHERNET
L
RIGHT
LEFT
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
G-LINK
AUDIO OUTPUTS
•
RIGHT and LEFT EXTERNAL SPEAKER Terminals Used to connect
external speakers if you don’t have an audio amplifier or receiver. For use,
if you want better sound than the TV’s speakers. See page 14.
•
SPEAKER SELECT - EXT. or INT W/EXT SURR Switch Lets you direct
where the output of the TV’s internal speakers goes. With the switch in the
EXT position, you hear the external speakers connected to the TV. In INT
W/EXT SURR position, you hear the TV’s internal speakers and external
speakers connected to the TV for a matrix surround sound effect.
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
L
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
TV’s AUDIO OUTPUTS except
for RECORD OUTPUT audio
Caution: Connect external
speakers only to the TV’s
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS terminals.
DO NOT connect your audio/video
receiver to the red and black
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS terminals.
Damage to TV may occur.
Note: To turn the TV’s internal speakers on and off, press MENU on the
remote control and choose Audio. Then choose Fixed/Variable Out from
the menu and choose an option.
•
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT L/R Provides fixed-level or variablelevel audio output from the television. Fixed/Variable is an option in the
Audio menu, details on page 66.
- Fixed controls the volume through the audio/video receiver.
- Variable controls the volume through TV.
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CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
•
INTERNAL
SPEAKER
SOURCE
TV
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT
EXT AMP
TV’s CENTER CHANNEL INPUTS
Caution: Do not connect the A/V
receiver’s CENTER CHANNEL
output to the TV’s EXTERNAL
SPEAKERS terminals. Damage to
TV may occur.
•
INTERNAL SPEAKER SOURCE - TV / EXT AMP Switch
-
TV Position Sound comes from TV’s internal speakers.
-
EXT AMP Position Internal speakers are used for an external center
channel. When an external audio/video receiver’s center channel
output is connected to the TV’s center channel input, center channel
audio comes out of the TV’s internal speakers.
CENTER CHANNEL TERMINALS Connect the audio/video receiver’s
center channel output to the TV’s center channel input. Switch the
INTERNAL SPEAKER SOURCE to EXT AMP position.
VIDEO/AUDIO INPUTS
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VIDEO INPUT 1/AUDIO INPUT 1 Connect an NTSC (analog) component.
V
S-VIDEO
•
V (VIDEO) provides composite video connection and connector is usually
yellow.
•
L/MONO AUDIO provides left audio connection and connector is usually
white.
L/MONO
Note: If your component has only one output for audio (mono), connect
it to the left (white L/Mono) audio jack on the TV and don’t connect the
right audio part of the cable.
R
AUDIO
INPUT 1
•
R AUDIO provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
•
S-VIDEO lets you connect an S-Video cable for better video quality picture
to a component with S-Video capability, such as a VCR or DVD player.
When using S-Video, make sure to connect the two audio cables as well as
the S-Video connector.
VIDEO INPUT 2/AUDIO INPUT 2 Provides connection to a second NTSC
(analog) video component such as a VCR. The jacks are as described for INPUT 1.
VIDEO
INPUT 3
VIDEO INPUT 3/AUDIO INPUT 3 Connect an optional component (Y PB PR)
video source, such as a DVD player or satellite receiver. Note that it is essential to
match the color coded connectors between a compatible component and the TV.
V
PR
•
L/MONO
PB
• V (VIDEO) provides composite video connection and connector is usually yellow.
•
R
Y
AUDIO
INPUT 3
Tips
Inputs 3/4 can be used as either a component
video (Y PB PR ) input or a composite video (V)
input. The TV auto detects the connection with
Y PB PR having highest priority.
AUDIO R/L/MONO The audio jacks provide stereo sound. When connected,
audio volume from the main front and rear speakers are variable.
Y PB PR Unlike a single video input, component 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, 1080i signals. Has priority over V
connection.
VIDEO INPUT 4/AUDIO INPUT 4 Provides connection to a second optional
component video source, such as a DVD player or satellite receiver. The jacks
are the same as described in INPUT 3.
PIP cannot be displayed from component
(Y•Pb•Pr) inputs.
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VIDEO
INPUT 5
DVI-HDTV
L/MONO
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
RECORD
OUTPUT
VIDEO INPUT 5/AUDIO INPUT 5 Provides DVI-HDTV and analog audio
connections.
•
L/MONO AUDIO provides left audio connection and connector is usually
white.
•
R AUDIO provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
•
DVI-HDTV provides a digital video connection from a video source to the TV.
RECORD OUTPUT Connect a VCR or DVD-recorder to record mainly digital (or
analog) programs from Antenna A or B and inputs (excluding DVI-HDTV and some
component video formats) while TV is turned on. You must leave TV on same
channel you are recording.
VIDEO
AUDIO
R
L
•
VIDEO provides composite video connection and connector is usually yellow.
•
AUDIO L provides left audio connection and connector is usually white.
•
AUDIO R provides right audio connection and connector is usually red.
Notes: When recording from this output, remember to tune to the channel
you are recording.
If an unusual pattern appears when you connect your VCR input to the
RECORD OUTPUT, playing a tape or switching to the VCR’s tuner removes the
pattern.
Digital Audio
Output Jack
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT Use a digital optical cable (or SPDIF cable) to connect
your TV to a compatible Dolby Digital or PCM receiver or decoder. Dolby Digital
offers theatre-quality sound (six audio channels). Use the Digital Audio Out screen
in the Audio menu to select Auto Select or PCM as the output for this jack.
ETHERNET Connect a router, cable modem, or Digital Subscriber Line to the TV
using an Ethernet cable (CAT 5). Do not connect a telephone cable because of risk
of fire or shock. A green light on the jack means that an active network has been
detected. An orange light means the data is either being sent or received.
ETHERNET
DTVLink Use either or both connectors to connect compatible DTVLink (IEEE1394) components but don’t loop the components together. When connecting
several components, use a hub or component-to component method. Be sure to
connect the fastest of the 1394 components closer to the connection point of the
TV and the slower components furthest away. Details on page 16.
ANTENNA B
INPUT
ANTENNA A
INPUT
ANTENNA A INPUT / ANTENNA B INPUTs Used to connect an off-air antenna
and/or cable TV signal to the TV. If you have both cable and air, connect cable to
ANTENNA A and off-air to ANTENNA B. If you have air only, connect it to
ANTENNA A. These inputs are also used to receive programming and connect
older components.
G-LINK Connect the G-LINK cable for VCR one touch recording and/or cable box
control with GUIDE Plus+ system.
G-LINK
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Why You Should Connect the G-LINK Cable
The G-LINK cable enables the GUIDE Plus+ system (the on-screen interactive program guide) to
work with your VCR and/or cable box.
Cable Box – If your TV is connected to a cable box, you must connect the G-LINK cable to receive
TV program listings for your area and to tune directly to a channel when the program guide is on
your TV screen.
VCR – If your TV is connected to a VCR and you don’t connect the G-LINK cable, one-touch VCR
recording and timed recordings won’t work. The other features of the guide will work properly.
How to Find the Remote Sensor
G-LINK cable
You have to place the G-LINK wands in front of the remote sensor on the VCR and/or cable box.
Some cable boxes and VCRs have the remote sensor labeled on the unit. If the remote sensor isn’t
labeled on your VCR and/or cable box, you need to use the remote control that came with the
VCR and/or cable box to locate the sensor.
1.
Turn off the VCR and/or cable box.
2.
Hold the remote control (not the one that came with your TV, but the one that came with the
cable box and/or VCR to which you’re attaching the G-LINK cable) so that it is touching the
front of the component.
3.
Slowly move the remote control across the front of the component (VCR or cable box) while
you press the power button on and off. You must press and release the power button each
time you move the remote (holding down the button won’t work).
G-LINK wands
VCR
CABLE BOX
CHANNEL
03
4.
When the component turns on, you’ve located the VCR’s or cable box’s remote sensor.
Placing the G-LINK Wands
Place the G-LINK wands in front of the remote sensor on your VCR and/or cable box
approximately one inch away from the remote sensor (see below).
Tips
RIGHT
If you have both a VCR
and a cable box, it
doesn’t matter which
wand is connected to
which box.
LEFT
TV
FIXED/VARIABLE
AUDIO
OUTPUT
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT
SPEAKER
SELECT
EXT
TV EXT AMP
L
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
INPUT 2
VIDEO
INPUT 3
V
V
EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER
MAXIMUM POWER RATING!
(60 WATTS into 8 OHMS)
INTERNAL
SPEAKER
SOURCE
INT W/ R
EXT
SURR
V
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
INPUT 4
PR
V
PR
L/MONO
L/MONO
L/MONO
PB L/MONO
R
R
R
Y
AUDIO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
INPUT 5
S-VIDEO
AUDIO
INPUT 2
AUDIO
INPUT 3
R
AUDIO
INPUT 4
PB
Y
L/MONO
DVI-HDTV
R
AUDIO
INPUT 5
RECORD
OUTPUT
VIDEO
ANTENNA A
INPUT
ANTENNA B
INPUT
AUDIO
R
If you don’t have both a
cable box and a VCR
connected to your TV,
just coil the cable of the
extra G-LINK wand with a
twist tie and leave it
behind the TV.
L
TV (back panel)
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
ETHERNET
G-LINK
Connect to G-LINK jack
on the back of the TV
.
VCR
SENSOR
SENSOR
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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: an S-VIDEO input,
one set of composite AUDIO/VIDEO inputs, and a headphone jack. Look for a hinged door and press to open the cover.
Please note the illustration below is just an example of how jacks might appear.
Notes: When you plug in headphones, the TV’s internal and external speakers, Fixed/Variable Audio Output, and
Digital Audio Output are automatically turned off.
When connecting a component that uses a monaural cable, such as some camcorders, use the Left (mono) input jack to
get sound from both speakers.
Power Indicator Light Status
AUDIO I N
L/MONO
VIDEO
R
I N
S-VIDEO
I
N
HEADPHONE
On
TV is on
Off
TV is off
Blinks
If the power light blinks slowly,
you’ve tried to turn on the TV during
the lamp cooldown cycle. Wait
RE
WO
P
+L
OV
approximately 30 seconds, and the TV
—
LO
V
HC
HC
will turn on automatically.
UN
EM
Blinks and pauses
Light blinks, pauses for about a
minute, and blinks again: the lamp is
CH
trying to strike (TV will turn on when
MENU• OK
CH
VOL
VOL
successful). If TV doesn’t turn on and
sequence continues, the lamp needs
to be replaced. See page X for
information.
Notes: The front panel illustration shows a typical front panel layout. The exact look may be different from the one
on the front of your TV.
If you use the Front Button Block feature, the front panel no longer provides access to the menus. The Front Button
Block feature disables all front panel buttons but not the jacks. For more information, see Chapter 3.
Buttons on the Front of the TV
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 up through the current channel list. In the menu system, it moves the highlight up in the menu and adjusts
menu controls.
CH
Scans down through the channel list. In the menu system, it moves the highlight down in the menu 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)
Turns the TV on and off. The indicator light provides status of the TV and the DLP lamp. See chart above.
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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 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 for approximately 15 seconds and then go off during the initialization of the TV.
The TV can only be turned on after the Power indicator goes off. This happens every time
power is reapplied to the TV.
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.
•
Replace the cover.
Turn on the TV
Press TV on the remote, or press POWER on the TV’s front panel.
Tip
When remote batteries are low, the component
button(s) 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 to
remove.
DVD
SAT CAB
PIP
TV button
VCR
AUX
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.
ON-OFF
TV
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.
AUDIO
To highlight a menu item, put the remote into TV mode by pressing the
TV button then MENU. Press the arrow buttons on the remote to highlight
one of the items listed in the menu. Use the up or down arrow button to
move up or down. Use the right or left arrow button to move right or left.
SWAP CH. CTRL SKIP
To select the item that you’ve highlighted, press OK.
SOUND FREEZE VCR PLUS+ LIGHT
FORMAT
Note: Highlighted means that the menu item stands out from
other menu items on the list (appears darker, brighter, or a
different color).
INFO
CLEAR
MENU
MENU button
OK button
Arrow buttons
OK
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Complete the Assisted Setup
Tip
To access the setup menus, press MENU and
choose Assisted Setup.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
Closed Captioning
Setup
1 Continue
2 Cancel Setup
Your TV’s menu system allows you to adjust your TV’s features to be
configured to work properly. On-screen information helps you choose settings
to match your setup. The first time you turn on your TV, the Assisted Setup
screens appear automatically. Select Begin Setup to start or select Cancel Setup
to exit.
Set the Menu Language
Preferences
English
Highlight with the and arrows. Select with the OK button.
Note: Menu Language only affects the menus, not the GUIDE.
1.
Use arrow buttons to highlight your preferred language for the
menu system.
2.
Press OK to select that language.
3.
Select Continue Setup.
Español
Resalte con las flechas y . Seleccione con el botón OK.
Nota: Idioma de los Menús afecta sólo los menús, no la GUÍA.
Français
Mise en surbrillance avec et . Sélection avec OK.
Nota : Menu des langues pour les menus, non pour le GUIDE.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
Antenna Info
Setup
1 Continue
2 Cancel Setup
Complete Channel Search
Connections
Use Full Search the first time that your TV is setup to
search for channels on Antenna A and B. Full Search will also
automatically detect the proper Air or Cable setting.
A Full Channel Search requires several minutes to complete.
Thereafter, use Quick Search. It only searches the currentlytuned antenna, keeps the Air or Cable setting the same, and
is faster. Quick Search is useful when adjusting an
over-the-air antenna to receive the channels for your area.
Tip: If you have Cable and Air, connect Cable to Antenna A.
If you have only Air, connect it to Antenna A.
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.
1.
Highlight Full Search with arrow button and press OK to tell the TV to
begin searching for channels. A progress report appears on the screen.
2.
When search is complete, press OK.
3.
Select Continue Setup.
Status: Antenna A (Cable), Antenna B (Air).
Full Search
Quick Search
Press OK to startt a Full Channel Search of both antennas
including automatic detection of Cable or Air antenna.
Tip
Notes: If you skip Channel Search now, you can access it later through
the Connections menu. See Chapter 4 for more details.
Channel Search takes several minutes because
the TV is searching for all possible analog and
digital channels. You may want to leave and
come back later.
If cable box is connected to ANTENNA A, Channel Search cannot work.
The GUIDE Plus+ System Setup
Important Notes: If you have a VCR and/or cable box connected to the
TV, you need to connect the G-LINK cable to use the GUIDE Plus+ system.
If you didn’t connect the G-LINK cable, go to page 23. Disregard the
screen that tells you to refer to the Quick Setup sheet—all of the
instructions are included in this User’s Guide.
Tip
If you move to a new ZIP or postal code, or if
any of your information changes and you need
to access the setup screens from the TV’s main
menu— press MENU, choose GUIDE Plus+
Menu, and choose GUIDE Plus+ Setup, then
choose “No, repeat setup process.”
The TV must be off to download information. Leave your TV off
overnight, for at least 10 hours to receive the initial download for your
area.
The GUIDE Plus+ system is a no-fee, on-screen interactive program guide that
lists what shows are on TV in your area. In order to receive program listings,
you need to complete the following steps after you read the introductory
screens.
Step 1: Identifying Your TV’s Location
1.
If your country is highlighted, press OK on the remote control.
If your country isn’t highlighted, press the up or down arrow button on the
remote control to highlight your country and press OK.
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2.
Use the number buttons and/or the arrows on your remote to enter your
zip code or postal code. Press OK when you’re finished.
Note: If your postal code contains letters, press the up and down arrow
buttons on your remote to enter letters, and press the right arrow button
to go to the next space. The left arrow button also moves the highlight
to the left.
Step 2: Configuring for Cable
The next series of screens asks you about your cable setup. To supply your TV
with the correct TV program listings, the GUIDE Plus+ system needs to know if
your TV is connected to a cable TV connection.
Notes: If you’re using a cable box, leave it on so you can receive program
information.
If you have two off-air antennas connected (one to ANTENNA A and one
to ANTENNA B) and you aren’t getting the guide listings, try swapping
the antennas.
You cannot tune to digital channels from the GUIDE Plus+ system if you
have cable service or a cable box connected unless an off-air antenna is
connected to Antenna B.
1.
If your TV is connected to cable, highlight Yes and press OK.
If your TV isn’t connected to cable, highlight No and press OK. (STEP 3:
Configuring for a VCR appears--go to page 28.)
2.
If you have a cable box connected to this TV, highlight Yes and press OK
Notes: The next series of screens is very important because the GUIDE
Plus+ system must find the correct cable box information in order to
receive the correct TV program listings.
If you don’t have a cable box connected to this TV, highlight No and
press OK (STEP 3: Configuring for a VCR appears--go to page 28).
3.
Highlight the channel on ANTENNA A where you have to tune your TV to
see cable box programming, and press OK (a screen appears reminding
you to connect your G-LINK cable to your TV and cable box).
Notes: If not using INPUT1 (VIDEO1/AUX), you must connect to ANTENNA
A not B.
Channel 03 is the most common.
Choose Video1/AUX if your cable box is connected to your TV with audio/
video cables instead of a coaxial cable. Go to page 8 for pictures of these
cables. If you choose Video 1/Aux, then connect the cable box to the
INPUT 1 on back of TV.
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4.
Highlight your brand of cable box, and press OK.
If your brand isn’t listed, highlight Not Listed and press OK.
Important Note: Cable box may only be connected to ANTENNA A or
INPUT 1 if it is to be controlled by GUIDE Plus+ system.
5.
Make sure your cable box is on.
Tune the cable box to channel 02 (use the remote control that came with
your cable box, or press the channel buttons on the cable box).
Press OK (the GUIDE Plus+ system starts testing codes).
Important Note: When code testing is in progress, don’t touch your TV,
VCR, cable box or any of the remote controls for these products.
6.
Look at your cable box. If it is still on and changed to channel 09, the test
was successful. Highlight Yes, and press OK (STEP 3: Configuring for a VCR
appears).
If your cable box didn’t change to channel 09 or turned itself off, you have
two choices: No and Test this code again.
Test this code again: If you think the TV, the cable box, or any of the
remote controls might have been touched or bumped during the test,
highlight Test this code again and press OK (the GUIDE Plus+ system runs
the same set of codes).
No: If you don’t think the test was interrupted, highlight No and press OK
(GUIDE Plus+ system tests the next code).
Repeat the previous instructions until the TV finds the correct cable box
code. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: If the TV can’t find your cable box code, a troubleshooting checklist
appears. Carefully review each checklist and follow the instructions on the
screen.
Step 3: Configuring for a VCR
1.
If your TV is connected to a VCR, press OK (a screen appears reminding
you to connect your G-LINK cable to your TV and VCR).
If it is not, highlight No and press OK. Go to Step 4: Confirming Your
Settings on page 29.
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2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the brand of your VCR
that is connected to the TV and press OK.
If your brand isn’t listed, highlight Not Listed and press OK.
3.
Keep the VCR on. When you complete these steps, press OK to begin
testing.
Important Note: When code testing is in progress, don’t touch your TV,
VCR, or any of the remote controls for these products.
4.
Look at the front of your VCR. If your VCR stopped playing the tape, the
test was successful. Highlight Yes and press OK.
If your VCR didn’t stop playing a tape, you can either choose No or Test this
code again.
If you think your TV or remote might have been touched during the test,
make sure the VCR is on and playing a tape. Highlight Test this code again.
If you don’t think the test was interrupted, highlight No. Make sure the VCR
is playing a tape and is on. Press OK (the GUIDE Plus+ system starts testing
another set of codes.)
Keep following the previous instructions until the TV finds the
correct code for the VCR.
Tip
Note: If the GUIDE Plus+ system can’t locate the correct code for the VCR, a
list of troubleshooting instructions appears to help you before you try again.
Leave your cable box turned ON to download
program information.
Leave your VCR turned OFF to record programs.
•
Try VCR configuration again: repeat VCR setup.
•
Test alternate codes: tests selected brands and if this fails, the test
continues with all codes in the system.
•
Skip this step: the GUIDE Plus+ system won’t be able to automatically
schedule programs to record on your VCR.
Step 4: Confirming Your Settings
1.
Check to make sure all settings are complete and correct. If all settings are
complete, highlight Yes, end setup and press OK. If your cable box and/or
VCR code testing failed, you should see INCOMPLETE where the cable
box and VCR codes are listed. Once setup is complete, additional
screens appear.
Disregard the screen that tells you to refer to the Quick Setup sheet because
all of the necessary information is in this User’s Guide.
If any settings are incomplete or incorrect, highlight No, repeat setup process
and press OK. Follow the instructions on the screen.
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What to Expect
GUIDE Plus+ System
The next time you turn on your TV after setting up the GUIDE Plus+ system, the guide will
appear on the screen. The following examples explain what you might see:
•
If all of the program information has been sent to your TV, the GUIDE Plus+ system appears
with all of your TV program listings.
•
If the program information hasn’t been sent to your TV yet, an outline of the GUIDE
(without TV program listings) will appear on the screen. Program information is usually sent
to your TV at night.
•
If more than one cable company services your area, you may be prompted with a Channel
Mapping screen after the first GUIDE Plus+ system download. You will need to identify your
cable company by selecting the correct channel numbers for the stations in question.
Features of the GUIDE Plus+ system are explained in Chapter 3.
To clear the guide from your screen, press CLEAR or GUIDE on the remote control.
Changing Channels
Depending upon the type of signals you have connected to your HDTV, you might notice that
the channels change slower than you’re used to. This is perfectly normal. Your HDTV is able to
interpret and display both analog (NTSC) and digital (ATSC) signals and the digital subchannels
(when available). Also, you may notice that the size of the Channel Banner changes as you scan
through analog and digital channels.
Turning the TV On and Off
Your HDTV is equipped with a lamp system that is part of the technology that enables us to
design such a thin, light-weight TV with a crisp, bright picture. To prolong the life of the lamp,
the TV must properly warm up and cool down. Therefore, the TV doesn’t turn off completely
right away— it fades from blue to black. In case you accidentally turn off the TV, you can still
turn it on while the screen is blue. Once the screen goes black, the lamp’s cool-down cycle
begins (you may hear a slight humming noise as the lamp cools down). If you try to turn on the
TV during the cool-down cycle, the power light on the front of the TV will blink to alert you that
you need to wait (when the cool-down cycle is complete—about 30 seconds—the TV turns back
on automatically).
Next Steps
Now that you’ve finished the Assisted Setup, you’re ready to watch TV. This might be a good time
to program your remote control. The remote control that came with this TV can be programmed
to operate other components. Go to the next chapter to find out how to program your remote.
• Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control
• Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Features
• Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System
• Chapter 5: Reference
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Using the Remote Control
Overview:
•
The Buttons on the Remote Control
•
Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components
•
How To Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It
•
Volume Punchthrough Feature
•
Remote Code List
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Using the Remote Control
The Buttons on the Remote Control
ON-OFF
TV
DVD
AUDIO
AUX
PIP
Green Action Button In the GUIDE Plus+ system, activates features (located
in the Action bar on TV screen).
VCR
SAT CAB
SWAP CH. CTRL SKIP
SOUND FREEZE VCR PLUS+ LIGHT
FORMAT
LIGHT (
) 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.
(0-9) Number Buttons Enter channel numbers and time settings. Also used
in the GUIDE Plus+ system and in the TV menu to make selections.
INFO
CLEAR
Blue Action Button In the GUIDE Plus+ system, activates features (located
in the Action bar on TV screen).
MENU
ANTENNA Switches between Antenna A and Antenna B. In the VCR mode,
functions as a TV/VCR button. In SAT mode, functions as a TV/SAT button.
Green
action
button
OK
Arrows (up, down, left, right) Used to move through the on-screen menus.
Also moves the PIP window, see page 56 for more information.
Blue
action
button
GUIDE
VOL
CH
MUTE
GO
BACK
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
INPUT
ANTENNA
REVERSE
PLAY
FORWARD
RECORD
STOP
PAUSE
AUDIO Places the remote in audio mode to operate a component (such as a
audio receiver, or amplifier receiver) that you’ve programmed to work with this
button.
AUX Places the remote in auxiliary mode to operate a component (such as a
cable box, satellite receiver, VCR, DVD, or audio receiver) that you’ve
programmed to work with this button. AUX by default is set up for a second
RCA VCR.
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. In the GUIDE Plus+ system and some menus, scrolls a page at a
time.
CH CTRL (Channel control) Toggles the channel control between the main
TV picture and the PIP window. Use channel up, channel down, INPUT,
component buttons, or number buttons to change channels in PIP. You can tell
which picture changes by looking at the channel banner. CH CTRL is marked
by a triangle ( ) in the banner.
CLEAR Removes on-screen menus and displays. Cancels the commercial skip
timer. Quits the browser.
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.
Tips
The VCR, DVD, AUDIO and SAT/CAB buttons
also turn on most RCA, GE, and Proscan
products.
Some remote buttons are used with the Web
Browser and have different functions; see page
59 for details.
FORMAT Toggles through the 4:3 video screen formats (Normal, Zoom, and
Stretch) for some 4:3 signals—not applicable to 16:9 signals. In browser mode,
toggles through three different view sizes: full-size video, video window on the
left, and video window on the right.
FREEZE Freezes entire screen, including the main picture and PIP window, if
PIP is displayed. Does not support all inputs. Freezes RECORD OUPUT but not
1394 output.
GO BACK Returns you to the previous channel or previous screen in the
menu system. Also, toggles between antenna and input sources.
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GUIDE Brings up the Listings screen for the GUIDE Plus+ system.
ON-OFF
INFO Brings up the Channel Banner with channel and viewing information.
Press again to remove the banner. In the GUIDE Plus+ system, brings up more
program information.
TV
DVD
VCR
SAT CAB
AUDIO
AUX
PIP
SWAP CH. CTRL SKIP
SOUND FREEZE VCR PLUS+ LIGHT
FORMAT
INFO
CLEAR
MENU
INPUT Toggles through the TV’s available input sources (Front Input,
INPUT 1, INPUT 2, INPUT 3, INPUT 4, INPUT 5, DTVLink (if available), lastactive antenna).
MENU
MUTE Reduces the TV’s volume to its minimum level. Press again to restore
volume.
OK
OK
GUIDE
VOL
CH
MUTE
GO
BACK
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT
REVERSE
RECORD
0
PLAY
ANTENNA
FORWARD
PAUSE
STOP
Makes Main Menu appear and disappear.
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 and the light on the front of the
TV blinks when you try to turn it on, the TV’s lamp is in its cool-down cycle—
wait about 30 seconds and then the TV will turn back on automatically.
In other modes (VCR, DVD, SAT/CAB, AUX, AUDIO), if programmed, turns the
component on and off.
PIP Makes the PIP window appear and disappear (See Chapter 3 for more
information about using PIP.) Locks/unlocks video window in GUIDE Plus+
system.
REVERSE, PLAY, FORWARD, RECORD, STOP, PAUSE If programmed,
provides transport control for some remote-controllable VCRs and DVD players.
In TV mode, can control 1394 component when tuned to the 1394 input.
SAT/CAB Places the remote in SAT/CAB mode. If Auto Tuning is enabled,
turns on the TV and tunes it to the correct Video Input Channel.
SKIP Press once before changing channels and the TV returns to the original
channel after 30 seconds. Press repeatedly to add more time. Cannot be used
with the browser. Use CLEAR to cancel.
SOUND On digital channels/inputs, toggles the audio language (if available for
that channel). For analog channels, toggles SAP on or off. Does not affect
default menu settings for SAP or Audio Language.
Tips
The component button corresponding to the
mode you’re in flashes when the remote
batteries are low and you press a button on the
remote. A warning banner may also appear on
the screen when you press a remote button and
your batteries are low.
SWAP When using PIP, switches the main picture with the PIP window.
TV Places the remote in TV mode. Turns on the TV and tunes to the lastviewed TV channel or input.
VCR Places the remote in VCR mode. If Auto Tuning is enabled, turns on the
TV and tunes to the VCR Video Input Channel.
To turn off most RCA, GE, and Proscan
components that are connected to the TV, press
ON•OFF twice within two seconds and hold
remote steady until indicator turns off.
VCR PLUS+ Only used with RECORD OUTPUT jacks. Press VCR PLUS+ to set
a one touch recording when a VCR is connected to the RECORD OUTPUT
jacks—not a 1394 recording.
This feature only works with most RCA, GE, and
Proscan products.
VOL – or VOL + Decreases or increases the TV’s volume. The TV Audio
Output menu must be set to Variable Speakers On.
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Programming the Remote to Operate
Other Components
ON-OFF
TV
DVD
SATCAB
VCR
AUX
AUDIO
Component
buttons
CLEAR
The universal remote can be programmed to operate many brands of remotecontrollable VCRs, audio components, DVD players, cable boxes, satellite
receivers and other components. In addition to being programmed to operate
your television, it’s already programmed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan
components.
The AUX button can be programmed to operate most brands of an additional
remote-controllable component: satellite receiver, cable box, DVD, VCR, and
audio.
VOL
Note: The TV button can’t be programmed on this remote to control any
component; it controls only this TV.
CH
Find Out If You Need to Program the Remote
To determine whether the universal remote needs to be programmed to
operate one of the components connected to your TV, such as a VCR, do the
following:
REVERSE
PLAY
STOP
You’ll use these buttons when
you program the remote for
other components.
Important Note: The remote may
not be compatible with all models
of all brands of components. It
also may not operate all functions
of your component.
Tip
By default, the AUX button is programmed for
a second RCA VCR. If auto tuning is set up, it
will tune to VCR2 input channel.
1.
Turn on the component (in this example, a VCR).
2.
Point the remote at the component.
3.
Press the corresponding component button (in this example, VCR).
4.
Press ON•OFF to see if the VCR responds. If the VCR doesn’t respond,
you need to program the remote to operate it.
Programming the Remote
There are two ways to program the remote control to operate other
components: Direct Entry and Automatic Code Search.
Using Direct Entry
1.
Turn on the component you want to operate (VCR, DVD player, etc.)
2.
Look up the brand and code number(s) for the component on the code list
in this section.
3.
Press and hold the component button you want to program on the remote.
4.
Enter the 4-digit code from the remote control code list on the following
pages. If the indicator flashes, you have either entered an invalid code or
the button isn’t programmable.
5.
Release the component button, point remote at component, and then press
ON•OFF to see if the component responds to the command. If it doesn’t,
try pressing the component button and then ON•OFF again.
•
If you get no response, repeat these steps using the next code listed for
your brand, until the component responds to the remote commands.
•
If you try all the codes for your component brand and none work, try the
automatic code search method. If automatic code search doesn’t find the
code, the remote is not compatible with your component.
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Using Automatic Code Search
ON-OFF
Note: The AUX button can only search VCR codes, but can be used
for a non-VCR device by programming it with direct entry method.
TV
DVD
SATCAB
VCR
AUX
AUDIO
Component
buttons
CLEAR
VOL
REVERSE
If Direct Entry does not work for your component, try Auto Code Search.
The following instructions can be used to program the remote to operate
each of your components. If you want to stop the automatic code search
without programming any of your components, press and hold CLEAR
until the indicator on the remote turns off.
1.
Turn on the component you want to operate (VCR, DVD player, etc.)
2.
Press and hold the component button you want to program (VCR,
DVD, etc.). While holding the component button, press and hold
ON•OFF until the component button on the remote turns on, then
release both buttons.
3.
Point the remote at the component.
4.
Press and release PLAY, then wait 5 seconds or until the component
button stops flashing.
CH
At this point the remote is searching for the correct code to program.
If, after 5 seconds, the component you want to operate does not turn
off, press PLAY again to tell the remote to search the next set of codes.
PLAY
Continue pressing and releasing PLAY until the component turns off
or you have searched through all of the codes. The component
buttons flash when all codes have been searched, the component
button turns off, and remote exits Automatic Code Search.
STOP
If the component you want to control does turn off:
1.
Press and release REVERSE, then wait 2 seconds. Repeat this step
until the component turns back ON.
2.
To finish, press and hold STOP until the component button on the
remote turns off.
Tip
To stop the automatic code search without programming any components, press and
hold CLEAR until the indicator on the remote turns off.
Tip
Some of the remote’s buttons might operate differently for other components,
especially when you’re using another component’s menu system.
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ON-OFF
How to Use the Remote After You’ve
Programmed It
up to
TV
DVD
SAT CAB
AUDIO
AUX
PIP
Because this universal remote can control several different components (TV,
DVD, VCR, satellite receiver, etc.), it uses operational modes triggered by the
component buttons.
VCR
SWAP CH. CTRL SKIP
1.
Press the appropriate component button (DVD, TV, VCR, SAT/CAB,
AUDIO, AUX) to set the remote to control the component.
2.
Press ON•OFF to turn the component ON or OFF.
3.
Use the remote buttons that apply to that component.
SOUND FREEZE VCR PLUS+ LIGHT
FORMAT
INFO
CLEAR
MENU
Notes: The remote control may not be compatible with all brands and
models of components.
OK
If you keep pressing buttons and nothing happens, the remote is
probably in the wrong mode. You must press the component button that
matches the component you want to operate (i.e., if you want to operate
the VCR, press VCR on the remote control to put the remote in VCR
mode.)
GUIDE
VOL
CH
MUTE
GO
BACK
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT
0
ANTENNA
REVERSE
PLAY
FORWARD
RECORD
STOP
PAUSE
Volume Punchthrough Feature
You may find this feature helpful if you’ve connected your components to an
audio/video receiver (A/V receiver) or amplifier, but you want to use the TV’s
remote control to operate the volume for a component 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.
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ON-OFF
TV
DVD
VCR
SAT CAB
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 34
for instructions. If you can’t program this remote to operate your audio
receiver, Volume Punchthrough won’t work.
2.
While setting up Volume Punchthrough, it’s best to point the remote away
from components.
3.
Decide which mode the remote will be in when the volume from the
audio receiver “punches through.” The mode will be one of the
component buttons (TV, DVD, SAT/CAB, VCR, or AUX).
4.
Press and hold the VOL- button. Keep pressing VOL- while you press and
release the component button you chose in step 3 (TV, DVD, SAT/CAB, or
AUX).
5.
Press and release the AUDIO button since the sound will be coming from
the audio/video receiver. Release the VOL- button.
6.
Now, test it by turning on your audio receiver or amplifier.
7.
Turn on the component that is connected to the audio/video receiver or
amplifier (a DVD player, for example).
8.
Put the TV’s remote in DVD mode by pressing the DVD button, and play a
disc.
9.
Press VOL+ or VOL-. The volume from the audio receiver should increase
or decrease accordingly.
AUDIO
AUX
PIP
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.
SWAP CH. CTRL SKIP
SOUND FREEZE VCR PLUS+ LIGHT
FORMAT
INFO
CLEAR
MENU
OK
GUIDE
VOL
CH
MUTE
GO
BACK
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
INPUT
REVERSE
8
0
PLAY
9
ANTENNA
FORWARD
Deleting ALL Volume Punchthrough Commands
RECORD
STOP
PAUSE
To delete all programmed Volume Punchthrough settings and return the remote
control back to the factory defaults, press and hold the VOL- button (the
component button of the Volume Punchthrough lights). While holding the
VOL- button, enter the code, 000, using the number buttons. All component
buttons turn on for 2 seconds and then turn off. The remote returns to the
factory settings.
Note: If an invalid button is pressed, all component buttons blink 4 times
and turn off. At this point, you must start over.
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Input source
Acquiring Channel...
Front Input
Listening to: English in SRS FOCUS
MPAA - Not Rated
00:30
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
DVD
4:3 Normal 480i SD
Note: Watch the Channel Banner to see the input sources change each
time you press the INPUT button.
Using the INPUT Button
1.
Repeatedly press the INPUT button to scroll through the available input sources until you find the input associated with
the component (such as VCR or DVD player) you want to view.
2.
Once you find the input source you want, stop pressing INPUT.
•
If you tune to INPUT 1 and your VCR is connected to that input, you will be able to view your VCR. To play, stop,
or rewind the VCR tape using the remote that came with your TV, you must first press the VCR, or AUX button (if
AUX is programmed to VCR) to put the remote control in VCR mode.
There are other ways of selecting a Video Input Channel:
•
Program the component (VCR, DVD, etc.) buttons on the remote control to automatically tune to the correct Video
Input Channel when pressed. For more details on Auto Tuning,
see Chapter 3.
•
When viewing an input, press ANTENNA, GO BACK, or INPUT to go back to viewing channels or use the number
buttons to enter the channel number.
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Remote Code List
Audio Codes
Programmable for the AUDIO and
AUX buttons.
AUX/Dimensia/Lyra Wireless
RCA ............................................................................. 4004
Audio Cassette
GE ............................................................................... 4006
RCA ............................................................................. 4006
CD Players
ADC ........................................................ 4055, 4056, 4066
Aiwa .................................................................. 4049, 4057
Akai ............................................................................. 4058
Denon ......................................................................... 4060
Emerson ...................................................................... 4040
Fisher ...................................................... 4041, 4063, 4064
GE ..................................................................... 4007, 4065
Hitachi ........................................................................ 4042
JVC .............................................................................. 4043
Kenwood ................................................ 4044, 4067, 4068
Luxman ....................................................................... 4069
Marantz ....................................................................... 4046
MCS ............................................................................. 4070
Mitsubishi ......................................................... 4071, 4072
NEC ............................................................................. 4045
Onkyo ......................................................................... 4047
Panasonic ................................................................... 4188
Pioneer ....................................................................... 4049
RCA ......................................................... 4007, 4050, 4062
Sears ........................................................................... 4059
Sony .................................................................. 4051, 4061
Technics ...................................................................... 4052
Toshiba ....................................................................... 4073
Yamaha ............................................................. 4053, 4054
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
Cable Box Codes
Programmable for SAT/CAB and AUX
buttons.
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
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
DVD codes
Programmable for DVD and AUX buttons.
DVD
Aiwa ................................................................... 3010, 3021
Apex .................................................................. 3023, 3024
Broksonic .......................................................... 3027, 3075
Daewoo ....................................................................... 3028
Denon ...................................................... 3029, 3030, 3031
Emerson ................................................... 3032, 3033, 3076
Funai ............................................................................ 3033
GE ............................................................ 3000, 3034, 3035
Go Video ..................................................................... 3077
Hitachi ................................. 3009, 3067, 3068, 3069, 3070
JVC ........................................................... 3003, 3011, 3078
Kenwood ..................................................................... 3071
Konka ................................................................ 3012, 3013
Koss ............................................................................. 3085
Lasonic ......................................................................... 3087
Magnavox .......................................................... 3004, 3036
Memorex ..................................................................... 3037
Mintek .......................................................................... 3038
Mitsubishi .................................................................... 3005
NAD ............................................................................. 3032
Norcent .............................................................. 3039, 3040
Onkyo .......................................................................... 3041
Oritron ......................................................................... 3047
Panasonic .......................................................... 3014, 3042
Philips ................................................................ 3004, 3020
Pioneer .......................................... 3006, 3043, 3044, 3045
Proscan .............................................................. 3000, 3046
Qwestar ....................................................................... 3047
RCA ...................................... 3000, 3002, 3048, 3079, 3086
Samsung ............................. 3072, 3073. 3074, 3080, 3081,
Sansui .......................................................................... 3049
Sanyo ................................................................. 3015, 3082
Sharp ........................................................ 3050, 3052, 3053
Sony ................. 3007, 3016, 3017, 3054, 3055, 3056, 3083
Sylvania ....................................................................... 3033
Teac ............................................................................. 3057
Technics ....................................................................... 3058
Toshiba ................................ 3008, 3018, 3059, 3060, 3061
Yamaha .................................................... 3062, 3063, 3064
Zenith ...................................................... 3019, 3065, 3084
Portable DVD
Aiwa ............................................................................. 3022
Audiovox ........................................................... 3025, 3026
Panasonic .................................................................... 3030
RCA .............................................................................. 3066
Sharp ............................................................................ 3051
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DVD/VCR Combo Codes
DVD and AUX buttons can use DVD codes;
VCR and AUX 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
buttons.
PVR
Replay .......................................................................... 2086
Phillips Tivo ................................................................ 2085
Home Theatre in a Box
(DVD Receiver) Codes
AUDIO and AUX buttons can use Audio
codes; DVD and AUX buttons can use DVD
codes
....................................................... Audio ........... DVD
JBL ......................................................... 4031 ............ 3088
JVC ......................................................... 4032 ............ 3089
Koss ....................................................... 4033 ............ 3090
Onkyo .................................................... 4034 ............ 3091
Panasonic .............................................. 4035 ............ 3092
Pioneer .................................................. 4036 ............ 3093
RCA ........................................................ 4037 ............ 3094
Venturer ................................................. 4038 ............ 3095
Satellite Receiver Codes
Programmable for SAT/CAB and AUX buttons.
Alphastar ..................................................................... 5064
Chapparal .......................................................... 5046, 5047
Dishnet ........................................................................ 5063
Drake ................................................................. 5048, 5049
Echostar ....................................................................... 5070
GE ............................................................ 5000, 5001, 5072
General Instruments ............................... 5050, 5051, 5052
Hitachi ............................................................... 5066, 5067
Hughes .............................................................. 5062, 5071
JVC ............................................................................... 5065
Panasonic .................................................................... 5060
Philips .......................................................................... 5068
Primestar ...................................................................... 5061
Proscan .................................................... 5000, 5001, 5072
RCA .......................................................... 5000, 5001, 5072
Realistic ........................................................................ 5053
Sony ............................................................................. 5058
STS1 ............................................................................. 5054
STS3 ............................................................................. 5055
STS4 ............................................................................. 5056
Toshiba .............................................................. 5057, 5059
Uniden ......................................................................... 5069
VCR Codes
Programmable for VCR and AUX buttons.
Admiral ........................................................................ 2068
Aiko ............................................................................. 2023
Aiwa ............................................................................. 2022
Akai ............................ 2002, 2003, 2004, 2057, 2058, 2059
Audiovox ..................................................................... 2010
Bell & Howell ............................................................. 2007
Broksonic ................................................ 2008, 2021, 2075
Calix ............................................................................. 2010
Canon ................................................................ 2017, 2018
Capehart ............................................................ 2016, 2056
Carver .......................................................................... 2037
CCE .................................................................... 2023, 2036
Citizen .... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2023
Colortyme .................................................................... 2005
Craig .............................................. 2009, 2010, 2019, 2036
Curtis-Mathes .......................................... 2005, 2009, 2012,
................................... 2014, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2060, 2072
Daewoo ........... 2011, 2013, 2015, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2056
Daytron ........................................................................ 2056
Dimensia ..................................................................... 2072
Electrohome ...................................................... 2010, 2024
Emerson .................... 2002, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2020,
................................. 2021, 2022, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027,
......................... 2028, 2039, 2059, 2061, 2067, 2069, 2076
Fisher ............................................. 2007, 2019, 2029, 2030
Fuji ........................................................... 2003, 2017, 2062
Funai ............................................................................ 2022
Garrard ........................................................................ 2022
GE .......... 2000, 2001, 2009, 2017, 2018, 2060, 2063, 2072
Gradiente ..................................................................... 2022
Harman Kardon .......................................................... 2005
Harwood ..................................................................... 2036
Hitachi ....................... 2033, 2034, 2035, 2053, 2057, 2063
JC Penney ....... 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2017,
......................... 2018, 2030, 2033, 2034, 2036, 2037, 2053
Jensen ...................................................... 2033, 2034, 2057
JVC ................... 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2057, 2064, 2078
Kenwood ......... 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2057, 2064
KLH .............................................................................. 2036
Kodak ................................................................ 2010, 2017
LG ................................................................................ 2010
Logik ............................................................................ 2036
LXI ............................................................................... 2010
Magnavox ........ 2017, 2018, 2037, 2038, 2052, 2054, 2065
Marantz ............ 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2037
Matsushita .................................................................... 2017
Memorex 2007, 2009, 2010, 2017, 2019, 2022, 2052, 2068
MGA ......................................................... 2024, 2039, 2059
Minolta ..................................................... 2033, 2034, 2053
Mitsubishi ..................................... 2024, 2033, 2034, 2039,
....................................................... 2040, 2041, 2059, 2064
Montgomery Ward ...................................................... 2068
Motorola ............................................................ 2017, 2068
MTC ............................................................................. 2009
Multitech .............................. 2009, 2012, 2022, 2031, 2036
NEC ................... 2005, 2006, 2007,2012, 2014, 2057, 2064
Nikko ........................................................................... 2010
Noblex ......................................................................... 2009
Olympus ...................................................................... 2017
Optimus ............................................................. 2010, 2068
Optonica ...................................................................... 2047
Panasonic ...................................... 2017, 2018, 2055, 2066
Pentax .................................. 2012, 2033, 2034, 2053, 2063
Pentex Research .......................................................... 2014
Philco ............................................. 2017, 2018, 2037, 2038
Philips ............................................ 2017, 2037, 2047, 2065
Pioneer .......................................... 2006, 2033, 2042, 2064
Portland ......................................... 2012, 2013, 2015, 2056
Proscan .................................................... 2000, 2001, 2072
Quasar ..................................................... 2017, 2018, 2066
RCA ..................................... 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2017,
.................................. 2033, 2034, 2043, 2044, 2045, 2053,
......................... 2060, 2063, 2066, 2070, 2072, 2073, 2079
Radio Shack ............................................. 2010, 2047, 2068
Radioshack/Realistic .................... 2007, 2009, 2010, 2017,
................................... 2018, 2019, 2022, 2024, 2029, 2047
Realistic ............................... 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017,
......................... 2018, 2019, 2022, 2024, 2029, 2047, 2068
Radix ............................................................................ 2010
Ricoh ............................................................................ 2071
Runco .......................................................................... 2052
Samsung 2004, 2009, 2011, 2027, 2031, 2058, 2080, 2081
Sansui ............................................ 2006, 2046, 2057, 2064
Sanyo ............................................. 2007, 2009, 2019, 2082
Scott ................. 2008, 2011, 2021, 2026, 2028, 2039, 2061
Sears ............................................. 2007, 2010, 2017, 2019,
............................................. 2029, 2030, 2033, 2034, 2053
Sharp .................................... 2013, 2024, 2047, 2048, 2068
Shintom ......................................... 2003, 2034, 2036, 2049
Signature ...................................................................... 2068
Singer ....................................................... 2017, 2036, 2071
Sony ..................................... 2003, 2049, 2050, 2062, 2083
STS ..................................................................... 2017, 2053
Sylvania ........... 2017, 2018, 2022, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2065
Symphonic ................................................................... 2022
Tandy ........................................................................... 2007
Tashiko ........................................................................ 2010
Tatung .......................................................................... 2057
TEAC .................................................................. 2022, 2057
Technics ............................................................. 2017, 2055
Teknika .......................................... 2010, 2017, 2022, 2051
Toshiba ...................... 2011, 2029, 2030, 2033, 2039, 2059
Totevsion ........................................................... 2009, 2010
Unitech ........................................................................ 2009
Vector Research ............................. 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012
Video Concepts ................... 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2059
Wards .............. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2019, 2022, 2024,
............... 2033, 2034, 2036, 2047, 2053, 2061, 2068, 2070
XR-1000 ................................................... 2017, 2022, 2036
Yamaha ................................ 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2057
Zenith ........................ 2003, 2049, 2052, 2062, 2071, 2084
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Using the TV’s Features
Chapter Overview:
•
About the Channel Banner
•
Digital or Analog TV Channels
•
About the GUIDE Plus+ System
•
Parental Controls
•
How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada
•
Auto Tuning Feature
•
PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Operation
•
Using the Web Browser
•
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Program Title/Acquiring Channel
00:30
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
Antenna A (Air)
16:9 Normal 1080i HD
Ch 888-888 WWWW
Listening to: English in SRS FOCUS
MPAA - Not Rated
00h:00m:00s
About the Channel Banner
The Channel Banner appears when you press the TV or 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.
Note: You may notice the size of the channel banner changes when you change channels. This is perfectly normal and
occurs because analog (NTSC) broadcasts and digital (ATSC) broadcasts use different formats. Your HDTV can display
both types and adjusts the picture accordingly.
The icons change appearance to show the item’s status or availability.
Program Title/Acquiring Channel Title of program or track (if available) or Acquiring Channel appears when tuning a channel.
00:30 Displays the time remaining before the TV tunes back to the channel where
Commercial Skip was activated.
12:30 AM The time when the TV shuts off as set by the Sleep Timer in Time menu.
12:39 PM Current time if the Time feature is set in Time menu or GUIDE Plus+ system is set up.
888 - 888 WWWW Current channel, subchannel and the station call letters, if available.
Notes: The station call letters may be unfamiliar to you; this is normal.
The channel number display in the GUIDE Plus+ system and the banner may not match
because the GUIDE Plus+ system and banner may use different tuning mechanisms.
Channel logo or label (if available) and if the GUIDE Plus+ Label has been turned
ON in the GUIDE Plus+ menu. Tracks for 1394 recordings.
Antenna/Auto Tuning/DTVLink Type of signal (Antenna A/B, Air/Cable) you’re viewing, what input jack has a
component connected.
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 track, respectively.
Listening to: Displays when SAP is available for analog channel. For a digital channel, displays
the currently playing audio language. Changes with SOUND button. Also, shows
Audio Processor setting only when set to Variable Output.
Audio Format Icon Sound mode icons (mono, stereo, Dolby surround, four-channel surround, 4.1channel surround, five-channel surround), etc.
REC Appears when a program can be recorded; otherwise, it is grayed out.
Parental Controls Icon Red when the TV is locked, Green when
TV is temporarily unlocked.
the TV is unlocked, and Yellow when the
MPAA - Not Rated V-chip program rating (not the TV’s rating set up in Parental Control menu).
16:9 1080i HD Aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9); original resolution of the broadcast, not the resolution of
the TV; HD or SD. For more information about aspect ratio and broadcast resolution, go to
page 2.
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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 WWWW
Listening to: English in SRS FOCUS
MPAA - Not Rated
ON-OFF
TV Button
TV
DVD
SAT CAB
PIP
Make sure the TV is in TV mode by pressing TV on the remote
control.
2.
Enter the primary channel number (up to three digits). 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
subchannel.
3.
If the primary channel number has fewer than three digits 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.
AUDIO
SWAP CH. CTRL SKIP
SOUND FREEZE VCR PLUS+ LIGHT
FORMAT
INFO
CLEAR
Antenna A (Air)
4:3 Normal 480i SD
1.
VCR
AUX
Use the channel banner to
determine whether a channel is
digital or analog. A digital (ATSC)
channel has a dash and second
number after it (e.g., 21-1); an
analog channel doesn’t (e.g., Ch 21).
MENU
Right Arrow
OK
Notes:
You can always use the channel up and down buttons on the
remote control to change channels within the TV mode.
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.”
You may notice the size of the channel banner changes when you
change channels. This is perfectly normal and occurs because analog
(NTSC) broadcasts and digital (ATSC) broadcasts use different
formats. Your HDTV can display both types and adjusts the picture
accordingly.
If you wait too long before entering the subchannel, the TV tunes
to the lowest subchannel.
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Video
window
Action
buttons
Program
information
About the GUIDE Plus+ System
The GUIDE Plus+ system is a no-fee, on-screen program guide that lists
TV schedules for your area and allows your TV direct control of a cable
box and/or VCR. You must first set up the GUIDE Plus+ system in order
to view this on-screen program guide (see Chapter 1 for details).
Promotional
Information
Channel Listings
Menu
options
There are six sections of the GUIDE Plus+ system:
• A video window
• Blue and Green Action buttons at the top of the screen
• Program information
• Promotional information
• Channel listings
• Menu options (Listings, Sort, News, Messages, Promotions, Schedule,
Channels, Setup)
Notes: If you have cable and air signals, connect cable to Antenna
A. If you have air signal only, connect it to Antenna A. Antenna A is
where the GUIDE Plus+ system gets its Listings.
Tips
The GUIDE Plus+ system automatically comes up when
you use the TV or ON/OFF button on the remote to
turn on the TV. You can turn off this feature by
selecting Setup from the GUIDE Plus+ menu options,
selecting Options, then setting Auto Display to Off.
Also, since the program information provided by the
GUIDE Plus+ system is based on your locale, you will
need to run Setup again if you move to a different ZIP
or postal code.
Whenever the GUIDE Plus+ system is activated in the TV, the lastviewed channel of Antenna A appears in the video window.
The GUIDE Plus+ system screens illustrated in this book are
representations of what you are likely to see. Not all channels,
programs, and GUIDE Plus+ information depicted will be available
in your area. New features and options can be downloaded to the
GUIDE Plus+ system, so these are subject to change also. The GUIDE
Plus+ system doesn’t display program listings for satellite TV.
Using the GUIDE Plus+ System
To enter the GUIDE Plus+ system:
• Press GUIDE on the remote or press MENU on remote and select GUIDE Plus+ menu. Then select GUIDE
Plus+, press MENU, then OK twice.
To exit the GUIDE Plus+ system:
• Highlight a program and press OK to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and tune to the program (channel).
•
Press GUIDE to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and tune to the program (channel) displayed in the video
window.
•
Press CLEAR to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and return to the original channel except when the channel
is an analog channel on Antenna B. Pressing CLEAR will switch you to Antenna A, same channel.
The GUIDE Plus+ System Menus
The GUIDE Plus+ system offers different options on the Menu bar: Listings, Sort, News, Schedule, Messages,
Promotions, Channels, and Setup. To access the Menu bar:
1. Press GUIDE (the GUIDE Plus+ programming guide appears).
2.
Press MENU or up and down arrow buttons to select the Menu bar (the Grid Guide appears by default).
3.
Use the left and right arrow buttons to access other menus.
4.
Press OK, or MENU, or use the down arrow button to see the menu options.
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Listings
The Listings appear each time you enter the GUIDE Plus+ system. They
display the current programming for each channel. The current program
of Antenna A is displayed in the video window.
If you are highlighting a digital channel, the
channel label will include a subchannel, such as
CBS [4-08].
•
Press the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to browse
channel listings and the channel up and down buttons to page
through the listings. Use the right and left arrow buttons to browse
future program listings.
•
Press the Green button to skip ahead 24 hours; press the Blue
button to go back 24 hours only when Listings is highlighted.
•
To tune to a channel, highlight the program you want to view in the
channel listings and press OK.
•
Directly access a channel by using the number buttons. To access a
digital channel, enter major # (13), right arrow button, then
subchannel #.
Use the Guide Action Buttons as described below.
Listings menu selection
Action buttons
Guide Action Buttons
The Blue and Green action buttons’ actions or commands change
according to where you are in the GUIDE Plus+ system. Be sure to look
at the action bar before pressing the action buttons.
When highlighting a program, the following Action buttons appear:
Network logos (if available) or labels
Tip
You can also record a currently tuned program by
pressing VCR Plus+ without entering the GUIDE Plus+
system.
•
Watch Press the Blue button on the remote to place a timer into the
Schedule so the TV turns on and tunes to the program highlighted in
the channel listing.
•
Record Press the Green button on the remote to place a timer into
the Schedule so the VCR records the program highlighted in the
channel listing. Or, highlight a program and press the VCR PLUS+
button.
If you have a cable box, changing channels on the TV causes the
cable box channel to change while recording.
Record appears only if you have set up the GUIDE Plus+ system and
specified your VCR type.
Important Notes: Pressing the VCR PLUS+ button begins
recording the currently tuned program without entering the guide
(similar to express recording). The recording stops when the
program ends. The GUIDE Plus+ system must be set up.
You need to make sure that your VCR is tuned to the Line INPUT,
and is turned off prior to recording start time. Do not change
channels on the TV or VCR when making a recording.
Expanded Information
Press INFO on the remote to see additional program information.
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Locking the Video Window
When highlighting the channel names (the left column on the channel listing), the following Action buttons appear:
•
Lock/Unlock Press the Blue action button to lock or unlock the video window to either stay at one channel as you
browse the GUIDE Plus+ system (lock) or change as you browse through different channels (unlock). The PIP button
also locks/unlocks the video window.
Note: When the video window is unlocked, changing channels in the GUIDE might switch the video window to the
same channel on the other antenna.
Sort menu selection
Sort options
Sort
The Sort menu lets you browse programs by different categories, such as
Sports, Movies, and Children’s programs. You can sort alphabetically by
selecting “A-B-C.”
News menu action buttons
News menu selection
•
Use the arrow buttons to select the sort option.
•
Use the Action buttons to schedule a watch timer or a record timer.
News
The News menu lets you browse current news stories by headline.
1.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight a story.
• Use the up and down arrows to browse the list one story at a time.
• Use the channel up and down buttons to browse through the list
one page at a time.
2.
Press the right arrow button or the INFO button to see all of the text
for the story.
Note: If available, MSNBC is tuned while using the News feature.
Messages
Occasionally you receive messages regarding your GUIDE Plus+ system, as well as special programming
information. You can access these messages from the Messages menu on the Menu bar.
Promotions
The Promotions menu displays a list of all the promotions available through the GUIDE Plus+ system.
Highlight the Promotions menu and then use the down arrow to scroll through the list. When the
promotion you want to view is highlighted, press INFO (the promotional information appears on-screen).
Press the right arrow button to return to the Promotions list.
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Schedule
The Schedule menu allows you to alter the programs for either viewing or recording programs.
Schedule Menu Action Buttons
•
Remove Highlight the Watch or Record timer you wish to remove from the schedule and
press the Blue button on the remote.
•
Change Highlight the Watch or Record timer you wish to change and press the Green
button on the remote to toggle the frequency between the following choices:
DAILY
records the same program each day Monday through Friday.
ONCE records only on that day.
WEEKLY
records each week at the same day and time.
REGULARLY
the same).
records the program each week at the same day and time (only if the title is
Channels
You can customize the channel listing by enabling or disabling the display of certain channels.
For instance, you may disable channels that you never watch. Use the action buttons to remove,
replace, or change channels. Any changes in the guide Channels only affect the program guide
display and not the channel lists in the television’s Main Menu.
Setup
The Setup menu allows you to access the GUIDE Plus+ setup information. You can do the
following in the Setup menu:
•
Change system settings Confirms the settings you completed in the GUIDE Plus+ system
setup are correct.
•
Change channel display Displays the Channel Editor which lets you choose which
channels are highlighted.
•
Review options Displays the GUIDE Plus+ auto display options.
On Automatically displays the GUIDE Plus+ system when you press the ON•OFF or TV
button on the remote control.
Off Disables the GUIDE Plus+ system from being displayed automatically each time you
turn on the TV.
Promotions and Advertising
To find out more information about a program, advertisement or special,
use the left arrow button to highlight the channel listing or promotional
information box. Press INFO for more information.
You can view a list of all advertisements and promotions by selecting
Promotions from the menu bar.
Promotional Information
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Antenna A List
4 Antenna B List
5 V-Chip TV Rating
6 V-Chip Movie Rating
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
9 Web Browser Block
Parental Controls
Parental Controls
Locking the TV puts into effect all of the rating limits, the
Locked List, and blocking features that you have set up in
the Parental Controls menu.
In order to lock the TV, enter the four-digit password you
would like to use.
No
Locking the TV puts into effect the rating limits, the Locked
List, and blocking features. Press OK to continue.
Tip
You must lock the TV for the parental controls settings
to be enforced.
The Parental Controls menu allows you to program your TV so that
children cannot see certain programs, channels, browser, or use the
buttons on the front of the TV. The Parental Controls menu also involves
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 Unlock/Lock TV, Video
Input List, Antenna A List, Antenna B List, USA V-Chip, Canada V-Chip,
V-Chip Unrated, Front Button Block, and Web Browser Block.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Unlock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Antenna A List
4 Antenna B List
5 V-Chip TV Rating
6 V-Chip Movie Rating
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
9 Web Browser Block
Lock/Unlock TV
Parental Controls
Unlocking the TV turns off the rating limits, the Locked List,
and blocking features. The Unlocked List will be used instead
of the Locked List.
Do you want to unlock the TV?
Point to "Yes" and press OK to unlock the TV.
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.
Selecting this option lets you lock and unlock the parental controls and the TV
using a password. It also affects the channel lists. If you select the Unlock
option when watching TV, you see the channels that have a check mark in
the Unlocked List. If you select Lock when watching TV, you see the channels
that are 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).
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,
front panel block, and web browser block take effect.
If you forget your password, simultaneously press and hold the MENU/
OK button on the front panel and VOLUME down 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.
If you’ve locked the TV, set a record timer in the GUIDE Plus+ system
and you aren’t there to provide your password, the recording takes
place only if the program doesn’t exceed the V-Chip ratings, and
channel is in the unlocked list.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Antenna A List
4 Antenna B List
5 V-Chip TV Rating
6 V-Chip Movie Rating
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
9 Web Browser Block
Parental Controls
Unlocked Locked
List
List
All Channels Ant A (All)
0
0-1
0-2
0-3
0-4
0-5
0-6 to 0-999
1
1-1
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Viewable
Press OK to edit the Antenna A List. Each channel can be
added or deleted in the list and made blocked or viewable.
Channel Lists (Video Input List, Antenna A List,
Antenna B List)
The channel lists contain the following information: major channel
number (with subchannel number only if a digital channel), channel call
letters (when channel is tuned), Locked List, and Unlocked List. The major
channels listed in Antenna A List and Antenna B List for off-air or cable
sources are based on the channel search results. If a major channel is not
found by Channel Search, then it is not listed. A Channel Search does not
affect the Video Input List; all video inputs are listed.
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For each major channel 0 through 125 found through channel search in Antenna A and B Lists, there are six
subchannels (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 to 999). The subchannels are the same for every major channel and are not
based on which subchannels a broadcaster is actually broadcasting. Subchannels are not supported for major
channels 126 through 999. Even if a subchannel is checked in Antenna A/B List, it won’t be tuned to when
you press CH+ if the channel doesn’t exist. An analog channel (major) and a digital channel (subchannel) can
share the same channel number and are both listed in the Antenna A/B List screens.
Editing Channels in the Channel Lists
All the lists are only editable through the Unlocked List and Locked List in the Parental Controls menu You can
remove or “hide” a channel from the Unlocked List by removing the checkmark in the checkbox. Also, you can
remove or “hide” a channel from the Locked List by selecting Blocked in the Locked List. When you press the
channel buttons, that channel will be skipped. When the TV is locked, you can still access the channel
directly by using the number buttons on the remote control but may not be able to see the video until a valid
password is entered.
You can also add ALL or delete ALL channels in a list by changing the checkbox or choice field in the line that
says All channels, but be very careful because you could erase all of your selections.
Notes: The Guide Plus+ system and Parental Controls both have a channel selection feature.
The Channel feature in the GUIDE Plus+ system controls which channels appear in the guide and has no
effect on which channels appear in the channel lists, and vice versa.
If a cable box is connected to Antenna A, the channel list can be edited for Antenna A in the Parental
Controls menu. If a cable box is connected via INPUT1, the channel list cannot be edited. You can only use
channel up/down or use the number buttons.
How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada
The V-Chip software reads a code that most broadcasters send with programs. That code tells the TV software
the program’s age-based rating (TV-MA, TV-14, etc.) and content themes [(Violence (V), Adult Language (L),
etc.)]. If you have blocked the rating and/or content themes that the program contains and the TV is locked
and you tune to a program whose rating exceeds the rating limit you set, you will receive a message telling
you that the program is not approved for viewing.
Broadcasters are not required to provide content themes, so programs received with no content themes will only
be blocked if you block their age-based rating and the TV is locked. You can also block out programs that have
been given a rating of “Not Rated,” or “Exempt” and programs that are considered “unrated” with the V-Chip
Unrated menu. The TV age-based ratings and content themes you can block are in the table on the next page.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 V-Chip TV Rating
2 V-Chip Movie Rating
Parental Controls
USA V-Chip TV Ratings
USA V-Chip
The V-Chip TV Rating limits are set in this screen.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
Rating
Status
D
Rating Content
L
S
V
TV-MA
Blocked
B
B
B
TV-14
Viewable
V
V
V
V
TV-PG
Blocked
B
B
0
B
B
TV-G
Blocked
TV-Y7
Blocked
TV-Y
Blocked
FV
The USA V-Chip TV Rating lets you decide which TV programs can and
cannot be viewed. To set TV programming limits:
1. Choose Parental Controls from the Main menu. If Parental Controls
(TV) have previously been locked, you must enter your password.
B
Press OK to set the age-based TV rating limit and content
theme limit.
2.
Highlight and select USA V-Chip.
3.
Highlight and select V-Chip TV Rating.
4. Once you get to the V-Chip TV Rating screen, use the arrow buttons
and OK on your remote to change the status of a TV program rating
or content theme from Viewable to Blocked.
Proceed to the next sections for more details about how to change the
status of TV program limits.
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USA V-Chip Rating Limit Screen
The following is an example of where items are located within the V-Chip TV Rating screen below the USA V-Chip menu.
Rating Status Field
Lets you select whether the status of the age-based
Rating Field
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
you can block or view.
Main Menu
0
1 V-Chip TV Rating
2 V-Chip Movie Rating
Go Back
Rating Settings
Area
Parental Controls
Rating
Status
TV-MA
Blocked
Lets you see the current
TV-14
Viewable
block/view state of age-
TV-PG
Blocked
based ratings and
TV-G
Blocked
associated content. The
TV-Y7
Blocked
Viewable (V) settings are
TV-Y
Blocked
coded in green, and the
Blocked (B) settings are
USA V-Chip
The V-Chip TV Rating limits are set in this screen.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
D
Rating Content
L
S
V
Content Status Fields
Lets you select which
FV
content themes to view for
B
B
B
the selected rating, and
V
V
V
V
whether the status of the
B
B
0
B
B
content theme is currently
Viewable (V) or Blocked (B).
B
Press OK to set the age-based TV rating limit and content
theme limit.
coded in red.
Age-Based
Rating
TV-MA
TV-14
TV-PG
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 age-based
ratings on previous page).
2.
Highlight the lowest rating you do not want the child to watch. In the example discussed above, you
would highlight TV-PG, since the highest rating you want the child to watch is TV-G.
3.
Press the OK button to toggle between Viewable and Blocked. The status for the rating listed to the
right and all higher ratings automatically change to Blocked (and B).
4.
Select Lock TV from the Parental Controls menu. Enter a password and re-enter password a second
time to confirm the password.
Hierarchy of Age-Based Ratings
Viewing Age-Based Ratings
TV-MA
Mature Audience Only
After you block age-based ratings, you have the option of changing some
of the ratings back to Viewable ( V).
TV-14
Parents Strongly Cautioned
1.
Determine which blocked rating you want to view.
TV-PG
Parental Guidance Suggested
2.
TV-G
General Audience
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the rating with a
status of Blocked.
TV-Y7
Directed to Children 7 years
and older
3.
Press the OK button to select Viewable.
TV-Y
All Children
Notes: The content status fields corresponding to the unblocked
rating become Viewable as well. They and the age-based rating
status are the only fields that automatically change back to Viewable
when you complete this process.
You must remember to lock the TV for rating limits to take effect.
Blocking Specific Content Themes
You can block programs based on their content. When you block a content theme for a particular rating, you
automatically block that content theme for higher rated programs as well.
For example, if you do not want your child to watch programs that have adult language (L) rated TV-PG or higher,
then you could block out all programming TV-PG and above containing adult language.
To block program content:
1.
Determine the lowest level of content you don’t want the child to watch.
2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to highlight the age-based ratings that correspond with the
lowest content you do not want the child to watch. (In the example above, you would highlight TV-PG.)
3.
Press the OK button to change content status from (V) Viewable to (B) Blocked. All higher ratings’ content
themes change to Blocked.
Notes: Broadcasters are not required to provide content themes or age-based ratings.
You must remember to lock the TV for rating limits to take effect.
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Viewing Specific Content Themes
If you block specific content themes, you have the option of going back and changing some of the
content themes back to (V) Viewable:
Content Themes
D
Sexually explicit dialogue
L
Adult language
S
Sexual situations
V
Violence
FV
Fantasy Violence
Main Menu
0
1 V-Chip TV Rating
2 V-Chip Movie Rating
Go Back
Parental Controls
X
NC-17
Determine the content themes you want to change to (V) Viewable.
2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the age-based rating
whose content theme you want to change to Viewable
3.
Press the OK button to change its status back to V. Your child would
then be able to watch programs with TV-14 adult language content,
but not programs with TV-PG or TV-MA language content.
Note: Only the content theme status corresponding to TV-14
(L) language changes to (V) View. Higher rated content themes, such
as that for TV-MA language, do not change.
USA V-Chip
The V-Chip MPAA movie rating limits are set in this screen.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
Rating
1.
Status
Blocked
V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
You set movie (MPAA) rating limits by blocking movies rated above a
specified rating. How to block movie ratings and view movie ratings is
explained in the next two sections.
Blocked
R
Blocked
Not Rated
Movies
PG-13
Viewable
Blocked
PG
Viewable
G
Viewable
Press OK to set the movie rating limits which are enforced
when the TV is locked.
To access the V-Chip Movie Rating menu:
1.
Press MENU on the remote control (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Select Parental Controls.
3.
Select USA V-Chip.
4.
Select V-Chip Movie Rating.
Blocking Movie Ratings
If you only want your child to watch movies that have a PG rating and lower (in other words, movies rated PG and G),
then you could automatically block out all other movies with higher ratings.
To block movies:
1.
Highlight the rating that is the lowest rating you don’t want the child to watch. (In the example above, you would
highlight the rating status button corresponding to PG-13, since the highest rating you want the child to watch is
PG.)
2.
Press the OK button to change the button from Viewable to Blocked. All higher ratings automatically change to
Blocked.
3.
If the TV is not locked, you must lock it so the movie rating limits will take effect.
Note: Some movies may be given a Not Rated (NR) rating. After blocking movie ratings, you must set NR to
Viewable separately to view NR movies.
Viewing Movie Ratings
After you block movie ratings, you have the option of changing some of the rating status buttons back to Viewable:
1.
Highlight the rating you want to view.
2.
Press the OK button to change the button from Blocked to Viewable.
For example, if movies with a rating of PG-13 and higher are blocked, you can change the rating status
corresponding with NC-17. Your child would then be able to watch all movies with a G, PG, and NC-17 Rating.
3.
Exit the screen, and be sure the TV is locked.
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Canada V-Chip
Canadian TV V-Chip supports two different Canadian rating systems: English and French.
Age-Based
Rating
Canada V-Chip English Rating System
18+
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.
14+
Viewers 14 and over. Programming contains themes or content which may not be suitable for viewers under
the age of 14. Parents are strongly cautioned to exercise discretion in permitting viewing by pre-teens and early
teens. Violence guidelines: may contain intense scenes of violence. Could deal with mature themes and societal
issues in a realistic fashion. Other content guidelines: may contain scenes of nudity and/or sexual activity.
There could be frequent use of profanity.
PG
Parental Guidance. Programming intended for a general audience but which may not be suitable
for younger children (under the age of 8). Parents may consider some content inappropriate for
unsupervised viewing by children aged 8-13. Violence guidelines: depictions of conflict and/or
aggression will be limited and moderate; may include physical, fantasy, or supernatural violence.
Other content guidelines: may contain infrequent mild profanity, or mildly suggestive language.
Could also contain brief scenes of nudity.
G
General Audience. Programming considered acceptable for all ages groups. While not designed
specifically for children, it is understood younger viewers may be part of the audience. Violence
guidelines: will contain very little violence, either physical or verbal or emotional. Will be sensitive
to themes which could frighten a younger child, will not depict realistic scenes of violence which
minimize or gloss over the effects of violent acts. Other content guidelines: there may be some
inoffensive slang, no profanity and no nudity.
C8+
Children 8 and Older. Programming generally considered acceptable for children 8 years and over
to watch on their own. Violence guidelines: violence will not be portrayed as the preferred,
acceptable, or only way to resolve conflict or encourage children to imitate dangerous acts which
they may see on television. Any realistic depictions of violence will be infrequent, discreet, of low
intensity and will show the consequences of the acts. Other content guidelines: there will be no
profanity, nudity or sexual content.
C
C (Children) Programming intended for children under age 8. Violence guidelines: careful attention
is paid to themes which could threaten children’s sense of security and well being. There will be no
realistic scenes of violence. Depictions of aggressive behavior will be infrequent and limited to
portrayals that are clearly imaginary, comedic or unrealistic in nature. Other content guidelines:
there will be no offensive language, nudity or sexual content.
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Age-Based
Rating
Canada V-Chip French Rating System
18+
Adults. Programming is for adults only. This program contains sustained violence or extremely
violent scenes.
16+
Viewers 16 and over. Programming is not suitable for those under age 16. This program contains
frequent scenes of violence or intensely violent scenes.
13+
13+ (Viewers 13 and over) Programming may not be suitable for children under the age of 13. This
program either contains several violent scenes or one or more scenes that are violent enough to
affect them. Viewing in the company of an adult is therefore strongly recommended for children
under the age of 13.
8+
8+ (Viewers 8 and over) Not recommended for young children. This program is suitable for most
audiences, but it contains mild or occasional violence that could upset young children. Viewing in the
company of an adult is therefore recommended for young children (under the age of 8) who do not
distinguish between reality and imagination.
G
G (General Audience) This program is suitable for audiences of all ages. It contains no violence, or
any violence that it does contain is either minimal or is presented in a humorous manner, as a
caricature, or in an unrealistic way.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 English Ratings
2 French Ratings
Parental Controls
Canada V-Chip
You may not need to set the options on this screen unless
you live in or near Canada.
The TV must be locked for the rating limits to be enforced.
Rating
Status
"18+"
Blocked
"14+"
Blocked
"PG"
Blocked
Not Rated
Movies
"G"
Viewable
Blocked
"C8+"
Viewable
"C"
Viewable
Press OK to block or view programs with this rating and
corresponding themes. Pressto return to the menu.
Canada V-Chip
The English or French Canada V-Chip TV Rating lets you decide which
TV programs can and cannot be viewed. To set TV programming limits:
1. Choose Parental Controls from the Main menu. If Parental Controls
(TV) have previously been locked, you must enter your password.
2.
Highlight Canada V-Chip and select either Canada’s English Ratings
or French Ratings.
3. Once you get to the English or French Ratings screen, use the arrow
buttons and OK on your remote to change the status of a TV
program rating or content theme from Viewable to Blocked.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Antenna A List
4 Antenna B List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
9 Web Browser Block
Parental Controls
Block Unrated and Exempt Programs
View Unrated and Exempt Programs
Note: "Unrated" and "Exempt" TV programs may include
news, sports, political, religious, local and weather
programs, emergency bulletins, public announcements,
programs without ratings, the Movie rating "N/A",
the USA TV rating "None", and the Canadian rating of
"Exempt" (E).
The TV must be locked for the V-Chip Unrated feature to be
enforced.
Unrated programming can either be blocked or viewable when
the TV is locked. Press OK to continue.
V-Chip Unrated Program Block
Selecting this option lets you decide if programs that the V-Chip
recognizes as “Unrated” (USA) and “Exempt” (Canada can be viewed. Note
that “Unrated” and “Exempt” TV programs may include news, sports,
political, religious, local and weather programs, emergency bulletins,
public announcements, and programs without ratings, the movie rating “N/
A,” and the TV rating “None” and the Canadian rating of “Exempt.”
Block Unrated and Exempt Programs All unrated and exempt
programs are available.
View Unrated and Exempt Programs All unrated and exempt
programs are not available.
Note: You must remember to lock the TV for rating limits to take
effect.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Antenna A List
4 Antenna B List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
9 Web Browser Block
Front Button Block
Parental Controls
Selecting this option lets you block (disable) or unblock (enable) the TV’s
front buttons. The remote still tunes to any channel. Front Panel Block can:
Front Buttons Blocked
Front Buttons Unblocked
When the buttons on the TV are blocked and the TV is
locked, only the remote or keyboard will control the TV.
This keeps children from playing with the buttons. It also
keeps children from watching TV when a guardian is not
present (you must hide the remote for this to be effective.)
Note: If power to the TV is lost for more than an hour (for
example, a power outage) the buttons become unblocked.
Press OK to block (disable) the buttons on the front of the TV.
Only the remote or keyboard will control the TV.
•
Keep children from watching TV when the parent is not present.
•
Keep young children from playing with the buttons on the TV.
(When using this as a Parental Control method, you should remove
access to any remote that is capable of operating the television.)
Don’t forget to lock the TV after you select Blocked. If you do not, the
front panel block will not take effect.
Note: If power to the TV is lost for an extended period, the
buttons become unblocked. Blocking the front buttons does not
disable the front input.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Lock TV
2 Video Input List
3 Antenna A List
4 Antenna B List
5 USA V-Chip
6 Canada V-Chip
7 V-Chip Unrated
8 Front Button Block
9 Web Browser Block
Block Web Browser
View Web Browser
This television has an Ethernet connection and a built-in web
browser for accessing the Internet with a cable modem or
DSL unit. If you want access to the web browser to require
a password, select "Block Web Browser" and lock the TV.
Access to the web browser can be blocked to require a
password when the TV is locked. Press OK to continue.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Antenna Info
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Signal Type
6 Auto Tuning
7 1394 Setup
8 Special Features
9 Ethernet Setup
Web Browser Block
Parental Controls
Connections
Select which input or channel should be automatically tuned
when a button listed below is pressed on the remote control.
VCR
Front Input
Tip: If you indicated in
GUIDE Plus+ Setup that
you have a cable box,
set the Auto Tuning for
SAT-CABLE to "Not
Connected".
VCR2 (Aux default)
Front Input
DVD
Front Input
SAT-CABLE (Satellite or Cable Box)
Front Input
Press OK to select the channel or input that is tuned when
the VCR key is pressed on the remote.
Selecting this option lets you decide if the web browser can be accessed.
Block Web Browser Need a password to view web content when
TV is locked.
View Web Browser Web browser is accessible without a
password when TV is locked.
Make sure the TV is locked. If you do not, Web Browser Block will not
block browser access even if you set Block Web Browser.
Auto Tuning Feature
The way you set up the Auto Tuning feature in the TV’s menu
corresponds to the component buttons on the remote and the way you
have each component connected to your TV. When you set auto tuning,
you’re telling the TV what channel to tune to when you press the VCR,
DVD, or SAT/CAB button on the remote control. This is especially useful
for going directly to an input like a 1394 input.
Note: AUX by default is set up for a second RCA VCR. Or, you can
program VCR or AUX to operate a second RCA VCR with the 2001 code.
Also, any VCR programmed to the AUX button becomes “VCR2” button
and controllable by auto tuning.
DVD
SATCAB
VCR
AUX
1.
Press MENU (the MAIN MENU appears)
2.
Highlight Connections and press OK.
3.
Highlight Auto Tuning and press OK
4.
Highlight the component button field and continually press OK to
scroll through the selection of inputs.
AUDIO
With the Auto Tuning feature, you can set up
the TV to tune to the channel you want to
watch by pressing that component’s button.
Auto Tuning for the TV button cannot be set.
The choices and a brief explanation follow:
Not Connected Choose this if you don’t have this particular
component connected to the TV, or if you don’t want the TV to
automatically tune to the correct channel when you press one of the
component buttons on the remote.
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Channel 2, 3 or 4 Antenna A Component is connected to the ANTENNA A jack on the back of
the TV, and you want the TV to tune to channel 2, 3, or 4 when you press the corresponding
button on the remote. Reminder: make sure the component’s Channel 2/3 or 3/4 switch is set to
match the channel you choose in Auto Tuning.
Channel 2, 3 or 4 Antenna B Component is connected to the ANTENNA B jack on the back of
the TV, and you want the TV to tune to channel 2, 3, or 4 when you press the corresponding
button on the remote. Reminder: make sure the component’s Channel 2/3 or 3/4 switch is set to
match the channel you choose in Auto Tuning.
Front Input Component is connected to the S-VIDEO IN or VIDEO IN jack on the front of the TV and
you want the TV to tune to the front Video Input Channel when you press the corresponding button.
Input 1, Input 2 Component is connected to a VIDEO 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 3, Input 4 Compatible component video source, such as a DVD player or satellite
receiver, is connected to the composite/component VIDEO INPUT jacks (Y•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.
Input 5 Component is connected to the DVI-HDTV jack on the back of the TV and you want the
TV to tune to this input when you press the corresponding button.
DTVLink 1394 components connected to the DTVLink jacks on the back of the TV can also be
autotuned.
PIP (Picture-in-Picture) Operation
The PIP (Picture-In-Picture) feature lets you display a second, smaller analog (NTSC format)
picture on top of the main analog picture. The main and PIP channels must be from the same
antenna A or B; you cannot have the main picture from Antenna A and the PIP picture from
Antenna B. However, inputs can use PIP regardless if Antenna A or B is used for the main or PIP
picture. You will only be able to use the PIP window and main picture with analog channels.
SAT CAB
PIP buttons
PIP
AUX
AUDIO
SWAP CH. CTRL SKIP
SOUND FREEZE VCR PLUS+ LIGHT
FORMAT
Arrow buttons
There are certain remote buttons that control the way the PIP window
works:
PIP Brings up the PIP window. Press PIP again to remove the window.
INFO
CLEAR
PIP Buttons
MENU
OK
Arrows Let you move the PIP window to different areas of the screen.
SWAP Switches the video from the PIP window to the main picture.
FREEZE Freezes entire screen, including the main picture and PIP
window, if PIP is displayed. Does not support all inputs.
Tip
If you want to go directly to an input or channel in PIP
(or main), set up auto tuning and press the component
button.
CH CTRL (Channel Control) Lets you switch channel control between
the PIP window and the main picture. To determine whether you are
controlling the PIP or the main picture, look at the channel banner as you
change channels or press INFO button. The triangular indicator ( ) beside
the channel number lets you know which picture you’re controlling with
channel up/down, number buttons, etc.
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Program Title/Acquiring Channel
Main picture
channel number
00:30
Ch 888-888 WWWW
Listening to: English in SRS FOCUS
MPAA - Not Rated
PIP Ch 8
Channel control
indicator
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
Antenna A (Air)
4:3 Normal 480i SD
Unrated
Antenna A (Air)
PIP channel number
Using the PIP Feature
The PIP feature is only available for analog (NTSC) channels. PIP won’t work when tuned to a digital (ATSC) channel. Use
the channel banner to determine whether a channel is digital or analog. A digital (ATSC) channel has a dash and second
number after it (e.g., 21-1); an analog channel doesn’t (e.g., Ch 21). While you may use PIP in different ways, this basic PIP
scenario should get you started. When watching an analog channel, follow these steps.
1.
Press the PIP button on the remote control. The PIP window appears on the screen and Channel Control is
automatically set to the PIP window.
2.
Use the channel up and down or number buttons to change the PIP channel.
3.
To change the program in the main picture window, press CH CTRL. Then use the channel up and down or number
buttons. To go back and forth between controlling the PIP window and the main picture, press the CH CTRL button.
PIP Problems?
•
If you are channel surfing and the PIP disappears, you may have tuned to a digital channel. To view PIP and the main
picture, make sure that both the main and PIP channels are analog inputs, or signals. Continue changing the channel
until you find an analog (NTSC format) channel. The PIP window will reappear.
Program Title/Acquiring Channel
Ch 888-888 WWWW
Listening to: English in SRS FOCUS
MPAA - Not Rated
PIP Not Viewable
00:30
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
•
If you press PIP and the PIP window is gray, you may
have activated the Parental Control feature and the
program exceeds the rating limits you set. For information
on removing limits, see the section “Parental Controls.”
•
You cannot view closed captioning in the PIP window.
•
PIP channel skips all digital (ATSC) TV channels and tunes
to analog channels.
•
PIP cannot be displayed from component (Y•Pb•Pr)
inputs.
Antenna A (Air)
4:3 Normal 480i SD
Antenna A (Air)
The message “PIP Not Viewable or Exceeds Rating” in the
channel banner lets you know that PIP is not available on this
channel and you should tune to another channel.
Tip
A typical use of SWAP is to scan through channels in the PIP window, and
when you find a channel you like, press SWAP to display that channel in
the main picture.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 GUIDE Plus+ Menu
2 Picture Quality
3 Audio
4 Time
5 Parental Controls
6 Connections
7 Preferences
8 Assisted Setup
9 Web Browser
This television has a built-in web browser for linking to the
Internet. To fully operate the web browser, you will need
the right keyboard, a connection to the Internet via the
Ethernet jack, and an Internet service provider.
Some remote keys will allow limited pointing (arrow keys),
selection (OK key), and BACK and FORWARD web page
navigation (REVERSE and FORWARD keys). To quit the
browser from the remote, press CLEAR. To open the
web browser now, press OK.
Press OK orto launch the web browser and connect to the
Internet.
Important: To use the TV’s web browser, you must have your TV
connected to the Internet (e.g., cable modem or DSL) and subscribe to
an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
You can start the browser on your TV by selecting it from the main
menu. The TV front panel and remote control provide basic navigation
without a keyboard. If you launch the browser from the main menu, a
message pops up to suggest that you use a keyboard to use with this TV
to connect to the Internet.
The optional keyboard will allow you to get optimum use of web browser features. The keyboard (model number
KBR755TA1) is available at www.rca.com/keyboard or 800-798-5875.
When you start the browser for the first time, it goes to an RCA website. All FAV keyboard buttons are also initially
programmed to that site. The FAV SEARCH and FAV HOME buttons on the keyboard default to a search site but you can
reprogram them.
The FORMAT button on your remote (or keyboard) allows you to cycle through various combinations of a less than full
screen browser and some TV video. Just press the button again to use a different format.
To close the browser entirely, press CLEAR on the remote.
You may discover that other browser windows are open. This may be the result of a pop-up window being delivered from
the site you were viewing. Press “Close Window” button to close it or click the “Close Window icon” on the window.
Note: The browser won’t display streaming video or audio, and some animated graphics.
Browser Times Out Automatically
If the browser is idle for a period of time, a pop-up message appears to remind you to turn it off when you are not using it
and/or the browser closes automatically.
You may notice that the usual browser menu and on-screen buttons that you may be accustomed to using with your PC are
not displayed on-screen. Instead, these functions are provided on your remote or optional keyboard.
Tips
Saving Your Favorite URLs
If you use the video window in the browser and you
press channel up/down and the video window seems to
disappear, this means you’ve either tuned to a channel
which is blocked or has a weak signal. Use the channel
up/down to go to another channel.
Program any favorite (FAV) key, including HOME and SEARCH, to any
URL (website address). After you’ve browsed to a favorite URL, just
press the desired key and hold it until a message appears. That site’s
URL will be assigned to the key you pressed and saved in the TV. The
next time you press the key briefly, the browser will automatically go to
the site you saved.
Sometimes the browser locks onto an incompatible
website and it won’t open. Exiting the browser will not
correct this condition. When the browser is restarted,
the browser returns to the last-used website. To correct
this condition, either press a FAV button to go to a
known good website or press “Address” and enter a
good website.
Inputs cannot be viewed in the video window of the
browser.
You can store 32 additional URLs (websites) by using the following
buttons together: SHIFT and FAV, CTRL and FAV, ALT and FAV.
If you have the optional keyboard, previously visited sites are also
available as a drop-down listing from the address bar. The list can hold
only a certain number of addresses, so at some point a new address will
replace the oldest one.
You can use channel up/down to tune to a different
channel in the video window. Number keys cannot be
used to tune channels in the video window.
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Controlling the Web Browser
As stated previously, the remote control and front panel buttons support only basic browser
functions. However, the optional keyboard makes browser navigation much easier and is the only
way to enter a URL address. Below is a table that shows which remote buttons work what function.
Web Browser Button Interaction
Remote:
Front Panel:
Browser Function:
MENU
MENU/OK
Closes browser and opens main menu
CLEAR
Quits the browser
SWAP
Displays the previous browser window, if multiple windows are displayed
CH CTRL
Displays the next browser window, if multiple windows are displayed
STOP
Stops loading the current page; STOP
PLAY
Reloads the current page; REFRESH
REVERSE
Go to the previous page if one exists; BACK equivalent on optional keyboard
FORWARD
Go to the next page if one exists; FORWARD equivalent on optional keyboard
FORMAT
Toggles between Full-Size browser and browser plus video in multiple layouts
Up/Down/Left/Right Arrow
Moves the cursor in the web page
GUIDE
Closes the browser and opens the guide
CH Up/Down
CH Up/Down
Changes channels if video window is displayed
VOL Up/Down
VOL Up/Down
Changes volume if video window is displayed
1394 Recording
The 2-way 1394 DTVLink jacks enable you to connect a compatible Audio/Video Hard Disk Drive
(AVHDD) and/or a Digital VCR (DVCR) so you can record and play digital content. The
recommended AVHDD component is model DVR10, available at your local RCA dealer or
www.rca.com. The DVR10 is an IEEE-1394 hard disk drive that includes time-shift features, such as
recording and pausing TV (digital signals only).
You should know:
Main Menu
0
1 Antenna Info
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Signal Type
6 Auto Tuning
7 1394 Setup
8 Special Features
9 Ethernet Setup
Go Back
Connections
The 1394 Setup menu has screens for setting up DTV Link
and IEEE-1394 devices to work with the TV.
•
Only digital content can be recorded. Analog TV programs cannot be
recorded through the TV’s 1394 jack.
•
You can only record content if the IEEE-1394 component connected
enforces copy protection standards (check your DVCR or AVHDD
manual).
•
When the TV is tuned to the 1394 input channel and the remote is in
the TV mode, you can use the remote for some basic transport
controls, such as RECORD, STOP, FAST FORWARD, REVERSE, PAUSE,
and PLAY.
•
Don’t change channels when you are recording because recording
will automatically stop. However, you can tune to one of the TV’s
Video Input Channels (for instance, if you want to watch a DVD or
videotape that’s in a DVD player or VCR that you connected to your
TV).
•DTVLink Connect: Set an analog input for a DTVLink device.
•1394 Recording: Pick a device to receive remote commands.
Press OK orto access the 1394 Setup menu.
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•
A dialogue box appears when you press the RECORD button to let you know the 1394
component is recording the channel that you selected.
•
You can select a default recording preference: record all subchannels on a major channel or
record only a specific subchannel.
Recording just the subchannel saves space on the AVHDD. Also, a DVCR may not be able to
record more than one subchannel because of the DVCR’s data rate.
However, if you’re recording to an AVHDD or DVCR and choose to record only to a specific
subchannel, you may see a blank screen when playing back at first. You’ll need to use the CH+
or CH- button to go through the subchannels before you get to the subchannel you recorded.
This happens because the data of all the subchannels is recorded, but not the content—only the
content (or complete signal) for the specified subchannel is recorded.
•
The program name, channel, track number, DTVLink-model name, and elapsed time for 1394
recordings appear in the channel banner (some information only available for AVHDD and not
for DVCR). To access the channel banner, press INFO on the remote control. Press the up/down
arrow buttons to scroll through the track numbers (recordings) in the channel banner. For the
different subchannels, press the CH+ or CH-. In addition, pressing the left arrow allows instant
replay and pressing the right arrow skips ahead on an AVHDD.
Program Title
00:30
Subchannel 1
•
12:30 AM 12:39 PM
Track 1/10
DTVLink (Model Name)
16:9 Normal 1080i HD
MPAA - Not Rated
00h:00m:00s of 00h:00m:00s
To do a 1394 timer recording, schedule it through the Record/Wake Timer screen. Once the
timed recording is set up, the TV automatically makes a timed 1394 recording if the channel is
digital, no matter what signal source is selected. The recording takes place every day for the
duration that is selected in the Record/Wake menu.
Set up 1394 Recording Preferences
To successfully record digital content via the 1394 DTVLink Input/Output Jack, you need to set up
the 1394 Recording screen.
Main Menu
0
1 DTVLink Connect
Channel
Recording
Search
2 1394
Go Back
Connections
1.
Go to the 1394 Setup menu.
2.
Highlight 1394 Recording, and press the OK button (only 1394
components that are capable of recording appear). If you have more
than one 1394 recording component, you need to pick the 1394
default recording component (i.e., the component which records
when you press RECORD on the remote or set up a Record/Wake
Timer).
3.
If you have an AVHDD connected, put a check in the box for auto
tuning because auto tuning lets you see the digital channel being
recorded and you can use instant replay, pause, etc.
1394 Setup
AVHDD Model
Pressing RECORD tunes to the device selected above.
If more than one IEEE-1394 recorder is connected, you can
select which one will record a digital channel when RECORD
is pressed on the TV remote. You can also select if the TV
should "Auto Tune to that input when RECORD is pressed.
The device can respond to RECORD and STOP commands
even if the TV is not tuned to that device's input on the TV.
Select a default recording preference:
Record all subchannels (May exceed a DVCR's bitrate).
Record only currently-tuned subchannel*
*Saves space when recording to a hard disk drive (HDD);
playback on a digital VCR or from HDD to another TV may
require changing subchannels to view the recorded one.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Note: If you don’t check the auto tuning box, pressing RECORD
will only start recording— it doesn’t switch the TV to the 1394
input—you’ll need to use the INPUT button to channel through the
inputs.
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Using the TV’s
Menu System
Chapter Overview:
•
Menus, On-Screen Help, and Control Panels
•
Picture Quality Menu
•
Audio Menu
•
Time 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 GUIDE Plus+ Menu, Parental Controls, Web Browser, and 1394 Recording menu
items are 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 GUIDE Plus+ Menu
2 Picture Quality
3 Audio
4 Time
5 Parental Controls
6 Connections
7 Preferences
8 Assisted Setup
9 Web Browser
GUIDE Plus+ Menu has screens for accessing and adjusting
the GUIDE Plus+ features:
•GUIDE Plus+: See what's on TV by using the program guide.
•GUIDE Plus+ Setup: Set up various GUIDE Plus+ options.
•GUIDE Plus+ Label: Turn the channel lable/logo on or off.
Press OK or to access the GUIDE Plus+ menu.
The first menu you see when you press the MENU button on the remote is
called the Main Menu. To access the Main Menu:
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.
Note: Press the number buttons on the remote that matches the number
next to the on-screen menu selection.
3.
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 3
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
plain tired of exploring, press CLEAR to remove
the menus from the screen and start over
again.
Main Menu
Exiting a menu
There are three ways to exit a menu:
•
Press CLEAR. The on-screen displays are cleared from the screen and you
return to TV viewing.
•
Press 0 on the remote when you are highlighting the left side of the menu.
•
Highlight 0 (Go Back) menu button and press OK, or press GO BACK on
the remote.
On-Screen Help
Menu Path
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Record Ouput
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Digital Channel Info
Press the OK button to select a highlighted item.
Preferences
For an input to acquire the info, put a checkmark next to it:
Antenna A
Antenna B
DTVLink/1394)
If you are having difficulty tuning to a digital channel that
you know exists, what may help is to disable acqusition of
Digital Channel Info. However, you should know that this
will affect the acquisition of ratings, program titles, and
channels names for digital channels. It may also affect the
ability to tune to the correct channel from the Guide (for a
Watch or Record timer, for example). Whenever possible
you should set the Digital Channel Info to be acquired.
Disabling Digital Channel Information does not affect the
acquisition of GUIDE Plus+ channel listings.
Information appears on the screen 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.
Use OK to add/remove the check. A check will acquire the
Digital Ch. Info for this input. No check will not acquire it.
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:
•
•
•
•
Sliders
Choice lists (check boxes, radio buttons)
Alpha/numeric entries,
Menu (action, choice fields)
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Balance
6 Connections
Sliders
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Sliders are used to select a specific point of a control that has continuous levels.
To make adjustments:
50
1.
Press the left or right arrow button on the remote to highlight the slider for
the feature you want to adjust.
2.
Press the up or down arrow button to adjust the indicator on the vertical
slider.
0
51%
61%
48%
45%
13%
Note: Some sliders are positioned horizontally; for example, Translucency,
Balance, and Initial Volume.
Choice Lists
Radio Buttons
Check Boxes
Turn TV On at:
Turn TV Off at:
+
– 12:00
+
– 1:15
am
0 Go Back
1 Antenna Info
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
Full
Continue
Search
Skip
am
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.
1.
Use the arrow buttons to move left/right/up/down.
2.
Press OK to select or de-select the option.
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, MENU and 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.
Use the up/down arrows, number buttons, or OK button to enter
information.
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 either by using
the number buttons on the remote or the up and down arrow buttons. Then
press OK or right arrow button to select.
Action Buttons
An on-screen button that performs the action labelled on the button. Press the
right arrow button to highlight and press OK to select.
Choice Fields
VCR1
Front Input
A choice field cycles through at least two or more choices. Press OK to select
the next entry in the choice field.
VCR2
Front Input
DVD
Front Input
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Picture Quality Menu
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 GUIDE Plus+ Menu
2 Picture Quality
3 Audio
4 Time
5 Parental Controls
6 Connections
7 Preferences
8 Assisted Setup
9 Web Browser
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.
•Reset Controls: Set this Input's Settings to factory defaults.
The Picture Quality menu contains menus to configure video settings: Picture
Settings, Picture Presets, Auto Color, Color Warmth, Noise Reduction, Advanced
Settings, and Reset Controls. Each one is described below.
Press OK or to access the Picture Quality menu.
To access the Picture Quality menu:
•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.
•Advanced Settings: Fine tune the picture and its position.
1.
Press MENU on the remote control (the Main Menu appears).
2.
Press 2. The Picture Quality options appear. Each is described below.
Note: When making Picture Quality changes, digital inputs (Input5,
digital TV on Antenna A/B, DTVLink/1394) are all adjusted together. Also,
Antenna A/B inputs for analog TV are adjusted together. Picture Quality
settings for Inputs 1 through 4 and front inputs are set independently.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
GUIDE Plus+
Settings
Menu
1 Picture
2 Picture Presets
Auto
Color
3
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Advanced Settings
7 Reset Controls
Picture Settings
Picture Quality
The Personal Lighting picture presets settings are:
100
50
0
51%
61%
48%
45%
13%
Contrast
Color
Tint
Black
Level
Sharpness
Picture Settings lets you adjust aspects of the picture you
are viewing. Press OK to adjust the picture settings.
The Picture Settings menu displays five slider controls for adjusting the way the
picture looks. Your options under the Picture Settings menu are:
• Contrast Difference between the light and dark areas of the picture.
• Color The richness of the color.
• Tint The balance between the red and green levels.
• Black Level The brightness of the picture.
• Sharpness The crispness of the edges in the picture.
To create picture settings for the video inputs:
1.
Press the INPUT button while in the Picture Settings menu until the correct
Video Input Channel appears in the upper right corner.
2.
Press the right and left arrow buttons on the remote control to select the slider.
3.
Press the up and down arrow buttons to operate the slider.
Notes: When changing an item in the Picture Settings menu, the graphics
become transparent so you can see how your adjustments affect the picture.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Advanced Settings
7 Reset Controls
Picture Presets
Picture Quality
Vibrant
Picture Presets displays a choice list that lets you select one of the four preset
picture settings: Vibrant, Natural, Cinematic, and Personal.
Natural
Cinematic
Personal
A change in this screen is applied to Input 3.
The vibrant picture presets are:
Color Warmth: Cool
55%
68%
50%
40%
10%
Contrast
Color
Tint
Black
Level
Sharpness
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select it.
Press to return to the menu.
Choose your setting based on the degree of lighting in your room. After you
select a setting, the contrast, color, tint, black level and sharpness and color
warmth settings found under the Picture Settings menu are adjusted
automatically.
If you choose Personal Picture Preset, you can customize color, tint, black level,
and sharpness to your desired level, and the TV saves those settings. After
you’ve done this, you can go back into the menu and select Vibrant, Natural,
Cinematic, or Personal. For example, if you normally use Personal Picture
Preset but want to watch a show in Vibrant lighting, you can choose Vibrant,
watch the show, and then afterwards return to your customized settings by
choosing Personal Picture Preset.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Advanced Settings
7 Reset Controls
Auto Color
Picture Quality
Auto Color On
Auto Color minimizes the flesh tone variations of the TV picture. A different
Auto Color setting can be stored for each input. Choose On or Off, depending
on your preference.
Auto Color Off
When Auto Color is set to On, it minimizes flesh tone
variations.
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Advanced Settings
7 Reset Controls
Color Warmth
Picture Quality
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.
Note: Selecting a new Picture Preset (except for Personal
presets) may also change your Color Warmth setting.
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
Filter
5 Noise Reduction
6 Advanced Settings
Reset
Controls
7
•
Cool More blue.
•
Normal Standard picture color.
•
Warm More red.
Noise Reduction
Picture Quality
Frame Comb
Adaptive
Off
Noise Reduction reduces the appearance of video noise
on composite video sources, giving a smoother picture.
For other sources of video, the Noise Reduction is not active.
The Frame Comb setting provides a constant level of
improvement. In the Adaptive setting additional filtering
is applied, increasing only as the noise content increases.
A change in this screen is applied to Input 2.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
Advanced Settings
6 Convergence
7 Reset Controls
Color Warmth automatically adjusts the color temperature of the picture. Color
Warmth can be stored for each input. The feature lets you set one of three
automatic color adjustments:
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 Noise
Reduction setting can be stored for each input. You can set the Noise Reduction
to Frame Comb, Off or Adaptive. The settings are explained in the on-screen
help text.
Advanced Settings
Picture Quality
The Advanced Settings menu has screens that let you
enhance picture performance and adjust picture position.
•Edge Enhancement: Make the picture's edges sharper.
•Green Stretch: Intensify and enhance shades of green.
•Contrast Expand: Intensify and enhance shades of black.
•Film Mode: Improve the quality of movie playback.
•Horizontal Position: Center the picture left/right.
•Vertical Position: Center the picture up/down.
The Advanced Settings menu contains menus that allow you to fine tune the
picture and adjust the picture position for a “bigger than life” experience. The
settings available are: Edge enhancement, Green Stretch, Contrast Expand, Film
Mode, Horizontal Position, and Vertical Position. Each one is described below.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
Text here
Enhancement
1 Edge
2 Green Stretch
Contrast
Expand
3
4 Film Mode
5 Horizontal Position
6 Vertical Position
Picture Quality
Advanced Settings
Antenna A
Off
Low
High
Edge Enhancement "replaces" gradual edge transitions in
the video with steeper edges. This creates a picture with
sharper edges.
Edge Enhancement
Edge Enhancement makes the edges of the video steeper and sharper. There
are three options for the edge enhancement: Off, Low, or High. The default
setting is High—the picture should appear sharper with crisper edges. If
artifacts appear in the video, change the setting to Low or Off.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Any change to this feature is applicable to all video inputs and does not affect
the Picture Settings.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Edge Enhancement
2 Green Stretch
3 Contrast Expand
4 Film Mode
5 Horizontal Position
6 Vertical Position
Picture Quality
Advanced Settings
Antenna A
Low
High
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Edge Enhancement
2 Green Stretch
3 Contrast Expand
4 Film Mode
5 Horizontal Position
6 Vertical Position
Picture Quality
Advanced Settings
Antenna A
Low
High
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
Picture Quality
Advanced Settings
Antenna A
Advanced
On
Off
Film Mode detects the frame rate at which a film or video
source was recorded and adjusts the picture accordingly.
The Advanced setting (recommended) enables Film Mode
only when it's likely to improve movie playback quality.
The On setting is intended for use with sources that are
expected to be film based (like DVDs). Film Mode is enabled
more often by the On setting than by Advanced setting.
The Off setting turns off film mode upconversion and
motion adaptive deinterlacing is used on all video.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
Any change to this feature is applicable to all video inputs and does not affect
the Picture Settings.
Contrast Expand
Contrast Expand makes the picture appear brighter by deepening the black
parts of the picture. This also helps to maintain a more consistent black level
from one scene to the next. The options are Off, Low, and High.
Off
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
0 Go Back
1 Edge Enhancement
2 Green Stretch
3 Contrast Expand
4 Film Mode
5 Horizontal Position
6 Vertical Position
Green Stretch
Green Stretch makes green “greener” and increases the saturation. Nature shows
and sporting events are especially enhanced by this feature. The options are Off,
Low, and High.
Off
Picture Quality
Advanced Settings
Antenna A
0 Go Back
1 Edge Enhancement
2 Green Stretch
3 Contrast Expand
4 Film Mode
5 Horizontal Position
6 Vertical Position
Any change to this feature is applicable to all video inputs and does not affect
the Picture Settings.
Film Mode
The Film Mode feature automatically detects video sources that have been
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.
Options are Advanced, On, and Off.
•
Advanced The default and recommended setting.
•
On Used in circumstances when the TV is is to be used solely with filmbased sources.
•
Off Use this setting if you think the reverse 3:2 pulldown is causing
distortions in your picture.
Horizontal Position
If you don’t like the position of the picture on the screen, try using the
Horizontal Position menu to move the picture right or left. This feature is
available for all inputs. When you set this feature for a single 1394 input, it is
applied to all the 1394 inputs.
A change in this screen is applied to Antenna A - Digital.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
Picture Quality
Advanced Settings
Antenna A
0 Go Back
1 Edge Enhancement
2 Green Stretch
3 Contrast Expand
4 Film Mode
5 Horizontal Position
6 Vertical Position
Vertical Position
If you don’t like the position of the picture on the screen, try using the Vertical
Position menu to move the picture up or down. This feature is available for all
inputs. When you set this feature for a single 1394 input, it is applied to all the
1394 inputs.
A change in this screen is applied to Antenna A - Digital.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Picture Settings
2 Picture Presets
3 Auto Color
4 Color Warmth
5 Noise Reduction
6 Advanced Settings
7 Reset Controls
Reset Controls
Picture Quality
Reset Controls will change all Picture Quality settings
back to their initial values (except for Horizontal
and Vertical Position settings).
The Reset Controls menu button resets all picture quality controls to their
original factory settings (except Horizontal Position and Vertical Position) for the
currently tuned input or group of input sources (see on-screen text).
The settings for digital source inputs (Input 5,
digital-TV, DTVLink) operate and are reset as one.
The settings for analog-TV from both antennas
operate and are reset as one. Inputs 1-4
and the Front Input operate and are reset independently.
SVM and Film Mode apply to all inputs and are reset
across all inputs.
1.
2.
3.
Select "Reset" to continue or select "Cancel".
Reset
Cancel
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to select
it. Press to return to the menu.
Audio Menu
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 GUIDE Plus+ Menu
2 Picture Quality
3 Audio
4 Time
5 Parental Controls
6 Connections
7 Preferences
8 Assisted Setup
9 Web Browser
The Audio menu has screens for setting the audio features
and for tweaking the sound:
•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 Language: Select a default or a current audio track.
•SAP: Turn on SAP to hear a different audio track.
•Balance: Shift the audio between the left and right speakers.
•Fixed/Variable Out: Choose output for an amp or receiver.
•Digital Audio Out: Choose either Auto Select or PCM output
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: Graphic Equalizer, Audio Processor, Sound Logic,
Audio Language, SAP, Balance, Fixed/Variable Out, and Digital Audio Out.
Press OK orto access the Audio menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
Text here Presets
1 Equalizer
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Language
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Fixed/Variable Out
8 Digital Audio Out
Tune to the “input” you would like to reset.
Press MENU to access the Main Menu.
Select Picture Quality, and then select Reset Controls to set reset the settings
for the currently tuned input.
Equalizer Presets
Audio
Video Equalizer Preset Settings
Flat
Standard
+12 dB
Voice
Music
Music
0 dB
Videogame
Video Camera
-12 dB
Personal
+6
+3
0
-5
-10
-5
-3
60
Hz
150
Hz
400
Hz
1
kHz
2.5
kHz
6.3
kHz
15
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. 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 are stored
in memory in case you switch to Fixed Output then back to Variable Output.
Notes: If the internal speakers are used as the center channel audio speaker
from an external audio receiver, the graphic equalizer settings do not apply.
Equalizer Presets are stored for each input. All other audio feature
settings are stored globally across all inputs and not per input.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Language
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Fixed/Variable Out
8 Digital Audio Out
Audio Processor
Audio
Mono
Stereo
SRS
SRS FOCUS
SRS TruSurround
The Audio Processor setting alters the sound of onlyl
variable volume outputs but not fixed-volume outputs like
the Digital Audio Output or the Record Output.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
The Audio Processor displays a choice list of available audio modes, which
control the way the sound comes through your speakers when TV is set to using
the Variable Output. The selected setting affects all inputs and antennas.
To create the settings:
1.
Press the MENU button to access the main menu.
2.
Select Audio, and then Audio Processor. Depending on your speaker setup,
any combination of the following options appear:
•
Mono plays the sound in monophonic audio only. This should only be
used when receiving broadcasts where distance from the broadcasters
makes the stereo signal weak. The channel banner displays the word Mono
when you tune to a program that is broadcast in mono.
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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 tune to a program that is broadcast in stereo.
•
Adds greater depth and stereo separation to stereo audio signals. Delivers a panoramic
3D sound stage from stereo material.
•
Redirects the treble portion of the audio in the speaker system to make dialog more
understandable. Repositions and elevates the audio to the center of the TV.
•
Creates a virtual 5.1 surround sound from multichannel source material through any
two-speaker playback system.
Main Menu
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1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Language
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Fixed/Variable Out
8 Digital Audio Out
Sound Logic 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).
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Language
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Fixed/Variable Out
8 Digital Audio Out
Sound Logic
Audio
Sound Logic Off
Audio Language
Audio
Default Audio Language
Currently Playing
Audio Language
None Available
Change Audio
English
Spanish
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Chinese
Monitors a program’s audio track and limits volume excursions to a minimum
and maximum volume range from current volume setting. Acting like a
dynamic range limiter; it compresses the dynamic range to limit suggested
volume increases (for example, the sudden increase in volume you sometimes
hear when a commercial starts). Choose Sound Logic On or Sound Logic Off,
depending on your preference.
The number of Audio Languages available
for the current program is 1.
If the Default Audio Language is available,
then it will be heard; otherwise, the language
listed above is heard. Use the button above
to change the current program's audio.
Audio Language 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 Language
(if more than one is available).
The Audio Language menu lets you choose the default audio language you
want to hear for ATSC (digital TV) programs. If the Audio Language icon (
)
in the banner lights, it means there is more than one audio language or audio
format (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc.) available. The system automatically sets the
audio program to the default audio language when the channel you are
viewing is a digital terrestrial channel and the specified language is available for
that program.
In the Audio Language menu, highlight the default audio language you want by
pressing the up and down arrow buttons on your remote control. Press OK to
select whenever available on a channel to hear that Audio Language.
Some programs may have audio languages available that you can hear but can’t
be set as the default. To select and hear those audio languages, navigate to the
“Change Audio” action button and select OK, or use SOUND button on remote.
Note: You can change the Audio Language temporarily by pressing
SOUND button on the remote control. Changing channels reverts the
channel back to the default Audio Language original selected in the menu.
Main Menu
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1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Language
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Fixed/Variable Out
8 Digital Audio Out
SAP (Second Audio Program)
Audio
SAP Off
SAP 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, Second Audio Program plays the program’s audio in a second
language, if one is available. SAP is also used to broadcast a program’s audio
with descriptions of the video for the visually impaired. Or, SAP might contain
audio which is totally unrelated to the video.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Notes: SAP is broadcast in mono and is only available for analog
programs, not digital programs.
You can activate SAP (if available) temporarily with the SOUND button.
Changing channels reverts SAP back to original SAP menu setting.
TruSurround, SRS and (o) symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
TruSurround technology is incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Language
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Fixed/Variable Out
8 Digital Audio Out
The Balance setting applies to the internal speakers, rear external speakers, and
the headphone output. Balance does not affect any other audio output. Balance
is how much audio (loudness) gets sent to the left and right speakers.
Note: Balance setting affects only variable-volume outputs.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Balance allows you to adjust speaker balance output. Slide
the bar left or right to adjust the speaker balance.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Language
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Fixed/Variable Out
8 Digital Audio Out
Balance
Audio
Set the balance for the internal and external speakers using
the left and right arrows on the remote control.
Fixed/Variable Out
Audio
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.
Note: If the INTERNAL SPEAKER SOURCE switch on the back of
the TV is set to EXT AMP, it will override any above setting
of "Speakers Off" and allow the internal speakers to be used
as a center-audio input.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
The Fixed/Variable Out menu displays a choice list that lets you turn the TV’s
front internal and external speakers on or off and set the Fixed/Variable audio
output to a fixed- or variable-control level. The choices are:
•
Variable Output, Speakers On This setting 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 This setting 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 This setting 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.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Note: If the Internal Speaker source switch on the back of the TV is set to
EXT AMP, it overrides any above setting of Speakers Off and allows the
internal speakers to be used as a center speaker input.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Equalizer Presets
2 Audio Processor
3 Sound Logic
4 Audio Language
5 SAP
6 Balance
7 Fixed/Variable Out
8 Digital Audio Out
Digital Audio Out
Audio
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.
If you’ve connected a six-channel receiver to the TV’s DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT
jack with a digital optical cable, you can receive Dolby Digital* surround sound
if transmitted. Choose the correct setting in the Digital Audio Out menu:
Choosing PCM will always send a PCM signal out of the
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT.
A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
•
Auto Select If selected, 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) If selected, the TV sends all signals through
the Digital Audio Output in PCM.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
*Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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Main Menu
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1 Sleep Timer
2 Record/Wake Timer
3 Time of Day
Time Menu
Time
The current time is 3:58 PM.
Daily Timer On
Daily Timer Off
Turn TV On at:
+
– 12:00
Turn TV Off at:
+
– 1:15
am
Duration
1 hour, 15 mintues
When the timer is on, it will turn the TV on and tune to:
Antenna A (Air
+
+
– 46
– 1
Channel
Sub-Channel
Tip: Use the timer to schedule a daily recording of a digital
channel via the 1394 output, or use it as a wake-up timer.
Recording and Wake-up timers always function together.
Use this timer to record a digital-TV program via 1394
output or use as wake-up timer. Press OK to continue.
The Time menu lets you set up time-related features and a 1394 timed
recording. Time menu consists of Sleep Timer, Record/Wake Timer, and Time
of Day.
•
Sleep Timer A one-time event that is used to set the TV to turn off at a
specific time.
•
Record/Wake Timer Used to turn the TV on and off at a specific time
every day of the week and tune to a specific channel. In addition, it sets the
TV to make a 1394 recording if a 1394 component is connected, set up, and
the channel selected is digital. See pages 59, 60, and 72 for more
information on a 1394 recording.
•
Time of Day Enables you to enter the correct time manually if it hasn’t
been acquired automatically.
Note: If your TV does not automatically acquire the time, you must
remember to set your TV’s time when the time changes to Daylight Saving
Time. Sleep Timer and Record/Wake Timer will not function as you expect
if you forget to change the TV’s time.
Connections Menu
The Connections menu specifies various ways to adjust the inputs to your television. Items in
the Connections menu are: Antenna Info, Channel Search, Software Upgrade, Signal Source,
Signal Type, Auto Tuning, 1394 Setup, Special Features, and Ethernet Setup.
Main Menu
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1 Antenna Info
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Signal Type
6 Auto Tuning
7 1394 Setup
8 Special Features
9 Ethernet Setup
Antenna Info
Connections
Channel 888 888
WWWW - WWW
Antenna A (Cable Box)
Digital
Strength: %d
Channel 888 888
WWWW - WWW
Antenna A (Cable Box)
Digital
Strength: %d
Channel 888 888
WWWW - WWW
Antenna A (Cable Box)
Digital
Strength: %d
Channel 888 888
WWWW - WWW
Antenna A (Cable Box)
Digital
Strength: %d
Channel 888 888
WWWW - WWW
Antenna A (Cable Box)
Digital
Strength: %d
Press OK to measure the signal strengths of all channels to
help you adjust terrestrial TV antenna(s).
Tip
You can still add a channel that was not found
by Channel Search, just tune to it by using the
number buttons on the remote. If the channel
can be locked, it will be added to the channel
list.
This screen lists any channel EVER added to the TV. The list shows the channel
number, the station name when tuned, e.g. NBC, whether the channel is digital
or analog, which antenna is picking up the channel, and current signal strength
of digital channels.
When you move the highlight to the Antenna Info list, the TV attempts to tune
to the 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. Subchannels, e.g. 8-1, 8-2, do not
appear.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Antenna Info
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Signal Type
6 Auto Tuning
7 1394 Setup
8 Special Features
9 Ethernet Setup
Channel Search
Connections
Use Full Search the first time that your TV is setup to
search for channels on Antenna A and B. Full Search will also
automatically detect the proper Air or Cable setting.
A Full Channel Search requires several minutes to complete.
Thereafter, use Quick Search. It only searches the currentlytuned antenna, keeps the Air or Cable setting the same, and
is faster. Quick Search is useful when adjusting an
over-the-air antenna to receive the channels for your area.
Tip: If you have Cable and Air, connect Cable to Antenna A.
If you have only Air, connect it to Antenna A.
Status: Antenna A (Cable), Antenna B (Air).
Full Search
Engaging in a channel search tells the TV to search for all the terrestrial TV
channels available through the antenna 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.
Quick Search
Press OK to startt a Full Channel Search of both antennas
including automatic detection of Cable or Air antenna.
The Channel Search screen lets you choose a Full Search or a Quick Search.
Full Search Searches both Antenna A and B, and automatically detects
whether they are cable or off-air.
Note: A Full Search can take several minutes.
Quick Search Searches only for channels on the antenna you’re currently
using and uses the current Air or Cable setting. For optimum reception, you
need to conduct a Quick Search after you’ve adjusted a terrestrial antenna
because the TV might pick up new channels.
Notes: Channel Search takes a long time to complete because all possible
analog and digital channels are being searched.
If a cable box is connected to Antenna A and GUIDE Plus+ Setup was
performed, a channel search will not be permitted.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Antenna Info
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Signal Type
6 Auto Tuning
7 1394 Setup
8 Special Features
9 Ethernet Setup
If you have a connection to the TV's Ethernet jack, your TV
may periodically alert you to the availability of a TV
software upgrade which can be downloaded through the
Ethernet jack.
Status: Software upgrade is not available at this time.
If one were available, you would be able to select a button
on this screen to acquire it.
You can view your current TV-software version and check
if a new software version is available. Pressto continue.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Antenna Info
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Signal Type
6 Auto Tuning
7 1394 Setup
8 Special Features
9 Ethernet Setup
Software Upgrade
The Software Upgrade screen contains current software information and
indicates if a new upgrade is available. The software information and upgrades
can be accomplished only if you have the TV connected via the Ethernet cable
to the Internet with ISP subscription.
Note: If using a dialup service via a router connected at a dialup speed of
56K, the Software Upgrade could take several hours or more. If TV is
unplugged while doing a Software Upgrade during this time, it could
render the TV inoperable.You may want to decline a software upgrade if
you have this setup.
Signal Source
Connections
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: Antenna A, Antenna B, or Video Inputs. The
same can be accomplished using the component buttons if you’ve set up Auto
Tuning on the remote or 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 Menu
0 Go Back
1 Antenna Info
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Signal Type
6 Auto Tuning
7 1394 Setup
8 Special Features
9 Ethernet Setup
Connections
Current Software Version and Date: \A05.82d 5/12/2003
Signal Type
Connections
Antenna A Signal Type
Air (UHF/VHF Antenna)
Cable
Antenna B Signal Type
Air (UHF/VHF Antenna)
Cable
You should not normally need to change the settings above
because they are set automatically by a Full Channel Search.
If a setting in this screen is changed, you may have to run a
new Quick Channel Search to find that signal type's channels.
Tip: If you have Cable and Air, connect Cable to Antenna A.
If you have only Air, connect it to AntennaA.
You can select the Air/Cable setting for Antenna A and
Antenna B. Press OK to continue.
The Signal Type screen lets you choose whether you are receiving a signal from
cable TV or an off-air antenna for Ant A or Ant B. When you run a Full Search
in Channel Search, the TV automatically detects your signal and you don’t have
to specify it here. However, if you decide to change the source, you can use the
Signal Type screen. Changing the source on Antenna A may mean that you will
have to make changes to your GUIDE Plus+ Setup settings.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Antenna Info
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Signal Type
6 Auto Tuning
7 1394 Setup
8 Special Features
9 Ethernet Setup
VCR
Front Input
Tip: If you indicated in
GUIDE Plus+ Setup that
you have a cable box,
set the Auto Tuning for
SAT-CABLE to "Not
Connected".
VCR2 (Aux default)
Front Input
DVD
Front Input
SAT-CABLE (Satellite or Cable Box)
Front Input
Press OK to select the channel or input that is tuned when
the VCR key is pressed on the remote.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Antenna Info
2 Channel Search
3 Software Upgrade
4 Signal Source
5 Signal Type
6 Auto Tuning
7 1394 Setup
8 Special Features
9 Ethernet Setup
Connections
Select which input or channel should be automatically tuned
when a button listed below is pressed on the remote control.
Auto Tuning
This menu lets you specify the various components you have connected to your
TV. It lets you program a component button on the remote control (VCR, VCR2
(AUX default), DVD, or SAT/CAB) so that pressing the button automatically turns
on the TV and turns the TV to the correct Video Input Channel (see the Features
chapter on page 55 for detailed information).
Note: AUX by default is set up for a second RCA VCR. Or, you can program
VCR or AUX to operate a second RCA VCR with the 2001 code. Also, any
VCR programmed to the AUX button becomes “VCR2” button and
controllable by auto tuning.
1394 Setup (DTVLink®)
Connections
The 1394 Setup menu has screens for setting up DTV Link
and IEEE-1394 devices to work with the TV.
•DTVLink Connect: Set an analog input for a DTVLink device.
•1394 Recording: Pick a device to receive remote commands.
Press OK orto access the 1394 Setup menu.
The 1394 Setup menu consists of DTVLink Connect and 1394 Recording options
to set up DTVLink and IEEE-1394 components to work with your TV.
DTVLink Connect Some DTVLink set-top components (IEA-775 compliant)
need an additional analog video connection to the TV. The screen tells you
which component needs this connection. You then select which of the TV’s
analog inputs is used for the analog connection from the DTVLink component.
Note: When a component is plugged in or unplugged, the DTVLink
Connect screen is updated automatically.
1394 Recording Set up the component that can be controlled by the remote
and which will be the default recording component when you press RECORD
and STOP. Only the 1394 components capable of 1394 recording will be
displayed. See page 60 for more details.
Notes: Some IEEE-1394 components supply power to other components.
This TV does not supply power to other components.
The TV only outputs 1394 video and audio to a component which enforces
copy-protection measures.
Some components that do not support Digital Copy Protection may cause
errors on the DTVLink connection if another source that supports Digital
Copy Protected material is connected to the DTVLink.
Main Menu
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Channel
1 Initial
2 Initial Volume
Connections
Special Features
Select what should occur when power is restored to the TV:
Off: Initial Channel is disabled
On: Go to last input or channel selected
On: Go to Antenna A (Air)
Channel 999 Sub-channel 999
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
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1 Host Name
2 IP Address
3 Proxy Server
4 Reset All
Connections
Ethernet Setup
Some Internet Service Providers (phone/cable company)
may require you to provide them with your TV's Ethernet
MAC (Media Access Control) address and assign you with a
device host name to enter below. This is usually NOT
required if connecting to an ISP through an Ethernet
gateway device (e.g. router) supporting NAT/PAT,
sometimes referred to as a DSL/Cable Modem router.
This is your device's MAC address:
00 11 22 33 44 55
If your Ethernet gateway device supports DHCP, the
Domain Name will appear here:
domain.name.here.
If required, enter the device hose name below:
Use the keyboard or the remote's arrow keys to enter the
host name. This may be the only setup you need to do.
Special Features
Initial Channel and Initial Volume are two special features that are intended for
commercial/retail use only.
Initial Channel You can select the channel that your TV tunes to each time
the TV is turned on or plugged in.
Initial Volume This features works only if the Initial Channel feature is set to
On. Select the volume level that you want when the TV is turned on.
Ethernet Setup
If you have a NAT/PAT component with DHCP capability (router, etc.), no setup
is required. The TV automatically sets itself up for Ethernet use. If you do not
have a NAT/PAT router, you may need to establish some settings in conjunction
with your ISP (Internet Service Provider) before you can connect to the Internet.
See Ethernet connection on page 15 for more information.
A Reset All selection is provided for your convenience if you move the TV to
another city and must enter new information, or enter some incorrect information.
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Main Menu
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1 GUIDE Plus+ Menu
2 Picture Quality
3 Audio
4 Time
5 Parental Controls
6 Connections
7 Preferences
8 Assisted Setup
9 Web Browser
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 display a 4:3 image on a 16:9 screen.
•Record Output: Choose the format for making recordings.
•Color Scheme: Pick a color for the menu system.
•Translucency: Pick a level of translucency for the menus.
•Menu Language: Select from English, Español, Français.
•Digital Channel Info: Select if it should be acquired or not.
•Lamp Power: Set the TV's lamp to a preferred brightness
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, Record Output, Color Scheme, Translucency, Menu Language,
(some models), and Digital Channel Info.
Press OK orto access the Preferences menu.
Main Menu
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Captioning
1 Closed
2 Screen Format
3 Record Output
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Digital Channel Info
8 Lamp Power
Preferences Menu
Closed Captioning
Preferences
The Closed Captioning menu has screens for setting closed
captioning features to match your personal preferences:
•Caption Display: Select when captions should appear.
•Analog Captions: Select a default service for analog TV.
•Digital Captions: Select a default service for digital TV.
•Caption Priority: Select digital or analog caption priority.
•Caption Style: Select the appearance of digital captions.
You may set the type of captioning displayed from the main tuner. Captioning is
not available from the PIP tuner. Choices within the Closed Captioning menu
are: Caption Display, Analog Captions, Digital Captions, Caption Priority, and
Caption Style.
The Closed Captioning menu lets you set preferences for how
captions look and act. Press OK to continue.
VIDEO
Main Menu
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1 Caption
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
Preferences
Closed Captioning
Closed Captioning On
Closed Captioning 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 Input 5 (DVI/HDTV).
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. Input 5 (DVI-HDTV) is
not supported by Closed Captioning.
Closed Captioning On
available.
Captioning information is always shown, when
Closed Captioning Off
No captioning information is displayed.
On When Muted Captioning information is only shown when the TV’s sound is
muted, when available. (To mute the sound, press the MUTE button on the
remote control and captioning information will appear on the screen, if available.)
Note: 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.
Analog Captions
Main Menu
0
1 Caption Display
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
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CC1
CC2
Preferences
Closed Captioning
You can select a mode or source of
closed captions for analog-TV
programs.
CC3
CC4
Text 1
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.
Text 2
Text 3
Note: CC1 and Text 1 are the
primary caption and text services.
You can select a closed caption mode, which is the mode, or source, used for
displaying captioning information for analog channels or digital channels, if
available. The content of CC and Text are different; you can select which one
you want to see on the screen.
Text 4
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
CC CC displays information at any position on the screen. It overlays the text
on top of the picture as it is received.
Text 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, or sources:
•
CC1 and Text 1 are the primary caption and text services. The captioning or text is displayed in the same language as
the program’s dialog.
•
CC3 and Text 3 serve as the preferred data channels. The captioning or text is often a secondary language translation,
simplified English, or displayed at a slower rate.
•
CC2 and CC4 and Text 2 and Text 4 are rarely available and broadcasters use them only in special conditions, such as
when CC1 and CC3 are not available, or Text1 and Text3 are not available.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Caption Display
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
Preferences
Service 1
Closed Captioning
You can select a mode or source of
closed captions for digital-TV
programs.
Service 2
Service 3
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 4
Service 5
Service 6
Note: Services 1 and 2 usually have
the primary and secondary language
captions for an area, respectively.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Caption Display
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
Preferences
Closed Captioning
If a digital TV program has both analog and digital captions:
Use the digital captions. Never use analog captions.
Use the analog captions. Never use digital captions.
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.
Analog captions will be used more often in the early years
of digital TV broadcasting. Digital captions are more
advanced and have new capabilities.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Caption Display
2 Analog Captions
3 Digital Captions
4 Caption Priority
5 Caption Style
Preferences
Closed Captioning
When available digital captions can be displayed using:
Your custom settings below.
The caption provider's default settings.
Standard
Font 1
Yellow
You can select a closed caption, service mode (1-6) for digital channels. The
service modes support MPEG-2 based transport sources such as DTVLink.
Service 1 and Service 2 are the primary and secondary languages, 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.
Caption Priority
You can choose whether the TV uses digital or analog captions for digital TV
programs that have both or either.
If you select analog on digital captions and they are available for a digital TV
program, the CC icon in the banner lights. The captions are displayed if turned
on in Caption Display.
Caption Style
Customize closed captioning for the digital captions by choosing the settings for
the following options:
Caption Size
Caption Font
Magenta
Digital Captions
Caption Color
Caption Size is the font size (Standard, Large, Small) of the text characters.
Background Color
Transparent
Background Opacity
Translucent
Caption Opacity
Press OK to select one of the three Caption sizes. Pressto
return to the menu.
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 options: Solid,
Transparent, Translucent, and Flashing. Solid is the default setting.
Caption Opacity allows you to change the see-through options: Solid,
Transparent, Translucent, and Flashing.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Record Output
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Digital Channel Info
8 Lamp Power
Screen Format
Preferences
A picture with a 4:3 aspect-ratio
can be displayed on a 16:9
wide-screen TV in one of three
ways.
Normal
Stretch
Screen Format can also be
changed from the remote or
keyboard with the FORMAT key.
Zoom
The Screen Format of some
signal sources can't be changed.
Select Normal for 4:3 images to retain their width and
height. Side panels will appear at the left and right sides.
The Screen Format feature allows you to change how the image of a 4:3 picture
is displayed on your 16:9 screen. The options are Normal, Zoom or Stretch. If
your TV receives an image with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the image can be displayed in
one of three ways:
Normal The image of a 4:3 video signal is centered with black bars on the
right and left sides of the screen.
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Stretch The image of a 4:3 video signal is stretched horizontally by approximately 33% while
the vertical size stays the same.
Zoom The image of a 4:3 video signal increases by approximately 33% and the vertical size
increases by approximately 33%.
Notes: There is no ability provided to change the screen format for a 16:9 video signal
since it fills up the entire area of the TV’s screen.
The FORMAT button on the remote gives you access to change the format with a onebutton press rather than navigating through the menu system.
Normal and Stretch do not affect Record Output; Zoom may alter the original video.
Some programs are copy protected and cannot be recorded. If the REC icon in the banner is
dim, a recording cannot be made because of copy protection limits. If REC icon is bright,
the program can be recorded.
The format of some video cannot be changed even though it appears to be a 4:3 aspectratio picture.
Use the FORMAT button to view screen formats (Zoom, Stretch) other than those with side
panels. Some video formats may not be able to be changed with the FORMAT button.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Record Output
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Digital Channel Info
8 Lamp Power
Record Output
Preferences
Cropped Recording (Center Cut)
Anamorphic Mode Recording
You can record analog and digital programs by connecting
the RECORD OUTPUT jacks to a video recorder. All signal
sources can be recorded except for Input 5 (DVI-HDTV) and
some component video formats.
16:9 images can be recorded in one of two ways. "Cropped"
records the center of a 16:9 image and is best for playback
on a standard 4:3 TV. "Anamorphic" squeezes a 16:9 image
into a 4:3 area; during playback on this wide-screen 16:9 TV,
apply the "Stretch" format to recreate a 16:9 "wide" image.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Tip
Pressing FREEZE button also freezes RECORD
OUTPUT, but not 1394 output.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Record Output
RecordScheme
Output
4 Color
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Digital Channel Info
8 Lamp Power
Notes: To make the “cleanest” recording, avoid using PIP, the GUIDE
Plus+ system, freeze function, browser, or zoom screen format. Doing so
will have unwanted effects on the recorded video.
The TV does not need to be on to make a recording as long as the
recording being made was set up in the GUIDE Plus+ system. When the TV
is off, the Record Output may show the TV tuning channels in a data
acquisition activity. This is normal.
If an unusual pattern appears when you connect your VCR input to the
RECORD OUTPUT, playing a tape or switching to the VCR’s tuner removes
the pattern.
Preferences
Color Scheme
Sky Blue
Emerald
Rasberry
Plum
You can select from one of four colors for the menu system
and the channel banner. The color of GUIDE Plus+ is not affected
by the selection in this screen.
Select from among four colors (Sky Blue, Emerald, Raspberry, and Plum) to
change the color of the menu system and banner.
Note: The guide and browser colors are unaffected.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Record Output
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Digital Channel Info
8 Lamp Power
16:9 signals can be recorded in one of two ways: Cropped Recording (Center
Cut) and Anamorphic Mode Recording. Cropped Recording records the center of
a 16:9 signal and the Anamorphic Mode Recording compresses the 16:9 signal
into a 4:3 area.
Translucency
Preferences
The translucency level you set is applied to the on-screen
menu system and channel banner for all inputs and
antennas. An exception is Input 5 (DVI-HDTV) and some
component video formats where translucency is set to
opaque and cannot be changed.
The translucency level you set does not affect GUIDE Plus+.
You can change the translucency (see-through) level of the menu screens.
Adjust the slider by using the left and right arrow buttons.
Notes: This does not apply to GUIDE Plus+ system and browser.
Pressorto move the indicator to the desired
translucency level for the on-screen menus.
Some video formats do not support the display of translucency on-screen
displays.
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Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Record Output
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
Menu Language
6 Translucency
7 Digital Channel Info
8 Lamp Power
Español
Resalte con las flechas y . Seleccione con el botón OK.
Nota: Idioma de los Menús afecta sólo los menús, no la GUÍA.
Français
Mise en surbrillance avec et . Sélection avec OK.
Nota : Menu des langues pour les menus, non pour le GUIDE.
Press or to point to an option, then press OK to
select it. Press to return to the menu.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Record Output
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Digital Channel Info
8 Lamp Power
Menu Language
Preferences
English
Highlight with the and arrows. Select with the OK button.
Note: Menu Language only affects the menus, not the GUIDE.
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.
Note: Spanish and French are not available in the guide, browser, or in
some software upgrade pop-up message screens.
Digital Channel Info
Preferences
For an input to acquire the info, put a checkmark next to it:
Antenna A
Antenna B
DTVLink/1394)
If you are having difficulty tuning to a digital channel that
you know exists, what may help is to disable acqusition of
Digital Channel Info. However, you should know that this
will affect the acquisition of ratings, program titles, and
channels names for digital channels. It may also affect the
ability to tune to the correct channel from the Guide (for a
Watch or Record timer, for example). Whenever possible
you should set the Digital Channel Info to be acquired.
Disabling Digital Channel Information does not affect the
acquisition of GUIDE Plus+ channel listings.
Use OK to add/remove the check. A check will acquire the
Digital Ch. Info for this input. No check will not acquire it.
The Digital Channel Info option allows the TV to receive information about
digital TV channels, such as program titles. The default is set to Acquire Digital
Channel Information for Antenna A, B, and DTVLink/1394 inputs. Disabling
acquisition of Digital Channel Info option should be reserved as a last resort
because you may not receive important program guide information. You can
elect to receive or not receive Digital Channel Info for Antenna A, Antenna B,
and DTVLink/1394 independently. A new Quick Channel Search will occur for
Antenna A and Antenna B when changing its Digital Channel Info setting.
Notes: When the TV is locked and you try to access the Digital Channel
Info screen, the Password Entry screen appears (enter the password).
Disabling Digital Channel Info for an input source does not affect the
acquisition of GUIDE Plus+ channel listings.
Channels remain blocked or viewable in the Parental Control feature
regardless of the Digital Channel Info setting although the channels may
appear to have changed.
Main Menu
0 Go Back
1 Closed Captioning
2 Screen Format
3 Record Output
4 Color Scheme
5 Translucency
6 Menu Language
7 Digital Channel Info
8 Lamp Power
Lamp Power
Preferences
The TV's lamp can be set to have either:
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.
The lamp that lights the TV picture can be set for a brighter
picture or a longer life (less bright). Press OK to continue.
Your HDTV is equipped with a special lamp system. Eventually, the lamp (like a
light bulb) will need to be replaced. The Lamp Power menu enables you to
extend the life of the lamp (choose Longer Life), or provide the brightest
possible picture and keep the lamp at its normal operating duration (choose
Brighter Picture).
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Chapter Overview:
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Troubleshooting
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Specifications
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Accessory Information
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Limited Warranty
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Care and Cleaning
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FCC Information
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Index
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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
1-888-206-3359. For additional assistance while using your RCA product, please visit www.rca.com/customersupport.
TV Problems
TV won’t turn on
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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.
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Make sure the TV is plugged in.
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Does the power light on the front of the TV blink several times? If so, the TV is in its cool-down cycle. Wait 30 seconds. If the TV
doesn’t turn on automatically after 30 seconds, turn it on manually.
•
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Check the wall receptacle (or extension cord) to make sure it is “live” by plugging in something else.
Something might be wrong with your remote control. Press the POWER button on the front of the TV. If the TV turns on, check the
remote control solutions on page 80.
•
When you first plug your TV into an outlet, the Power LED on the front panel will light for approximately 15 seconds and then go off
during the initialization of the TV. The TV can only be turned on after the Power LED goes off. This happens every time power is
reapplied to the TV.
Power Light is blinking or flashing
The power light serves as an indicator. There are two scenarios for why the power light would blink:
Light blinks slowly: you’ve tried to turn on the TV when the lamp unit is cooling. Wait approximately 30
seconds and the TV will turn on automatically when the cooldown cycle is complete.
Light blinks slowly for several seconds, pauses for about a minute, blinks again, and pauses for about a
minute: the TV is trying to connect with the lamp unit. One of two things will happen:
• The power light will start flashing for approximately 1 minute — this means the lamp unit needs to be
replaced (go to page 84 for ordering information).
• The TV will turn on (the TV has successfully connected with the lamp unit).
Buttons don’t work
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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
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Sleep Timer, Wake-up Timer, or Watch feature may have been activated. Go to page 45 or 69 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.
•
The sleep timer may be set.
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Unplug. Wait five minutes. Plug in again.
TV turns on unexpectedly
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Wake-up Timer feature or Watch from the GUIDE Plus+ system may have been activated. Go to page 45 or 69 for instructions.
Video and audio are out of sync
•
If your TV is connected to an audio/video (A/V) receiver or home theatre system via the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack, read the
following information.
If you’ve connected a component to your A/V receiver, such as a DVD player or satellite receiver, you may experience a slight delay
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between the audio heard and the video seen. This occurs because the digital audio is sent directly to the speakers while the video
must be processed inside the TV before it is displayed.
• If the component has Component Video (Y, Pb, Pr) jacks, connect these jacks to the TV’s Y, Pb, Pr jacks to minimize the
discrepancy. This works best if the component supports Progressive Scan technology.
• If necessary, you can connect the component directly to the TV using L/R audio jacks and bypassing the A/V receiver or you can
program an audio delay in the A/V receiver so the audio and video match up (not all audio equipment has the ability to program
delays). Check the Audio/Video Receiver’s manual.
Blank screen
•
Make sure you have connected the component to the TV correctly.
•
Make sure the component connected to the TV is turned on and tuned to the corresponding Video Input Channel.
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Try another channel.
When you first turn off TV, the screen fades from blue to black. Once the screen goes black, the TV’s internal lamp starts its cooldown cycle. If you try to turn on the TV during the cool-down cycle, the power light on the front of the TV will blink to alert you
that you need to wait (when the cool-down cycle is complete—about 30 seconds—the TV turns back on automatically).
If you’re trying to tune to a digital (ATSC) channel that you know exists, you may need to disable the Digital Channel Info. Go to the
Main Menu (press MENU); choose Preferences (press 7); choose Digital Channel Info (press 8). If you’re using the TV’s Web
Browser, it times out automatically when idle for a period of time.
If you’re trying to play a 1394 Recording, you may have accessed an “unrecorded” subchannel. Press the CH+ or CH- buttons to go
through the subchannels before you get to the subchannel you recorded. This occurs even when you’ve selected to record only a
specific subchannel because of how digital (ATSC) channels are broadcast and recorded by your 1394 device—the data for the
subchannel is recorded, but not the content.
•
•
Unusual sound quality
•
Check the Graphic Equalizer, SRS, and Sound Logic settings.
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, the lamp inside of your TV may need to be changed. Go to page 84 for ordering
information.
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 menu. Check the FIXED/VARIABLE OUT control panel in the Audio menu.
•
If using an S-Video connection, DVI-HDTV, component video and composite video, remember to also connect the component’s L
and R AUDIO OUT jacks to the TV’s L and R INPUT jacks.
•
Check the position of the INT W/EXT SURR and EXT switch on the back of the TV.
•
Make sure the correct Audio Processor mode (Mono, Stereo, SRS, SRS FOCUS and SRS TruSurround) is selected.
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 button on your VCR).
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You can’t change channels when a menu is on the screen (press the CLEAR button).
Noisy stereo reception
• May be a weak station. Use Audio menu to choose Mono sound.
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No picture, no sound but TV is on
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Maybe the cable/air function is set to the wrong position. Select GUIDE Plus+ Menu from the Main menu, select
the GUIDE Plus+ Setup option, and provide the correct information on the following screens. Go to pages 46-47 for detailed
instructions.
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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 or a 720p input, Unusable Signal appears.
Sound okay, picture poor
•
Check antenna and video connections. Make sure all of the cables are firmly connected to the jacks.
•
Try adjusting sharpness function to improve weak signals. Go to page 64 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 72 for more
instructions.
Every time I turn on the TV, the Guide is on the screen
•
The GUIDE Plus+ system automatically appears on the screen when you use the TV button on the remote to turn on the TV. You can
turn off this feature by pressing GUIDE on your remote control and then select the Menu bar. Press the right arrow button to select
Setup. Choose Review options and select OFF.
GUIDE Plus+ System Problems
GUIDE Plus+ setup won’t turn off tape for VCR setup and/or channel 02 cable box
•
Check to see if the G-LINK wands are positioned correctly in front of components’ remote sensors.
•
GUIDE Plus+ system control of cable box is slower than direct control of the box itself. Keep this in mind when changing channels.
•
You may have an incorrect GUIDE Plus+ Channel Lineup. The guide may get out of sync with the cable provider. Use the GUIDE
Plus+ Setup in the GUIDE Plus+ Menu to change the zip code to 99999. Turn the TV off for 10 minutes. Use Setup again to change
the zip code back to the correct value. If asked, be sure to select the correct channel lineup from the on-screen list.
Program information doesn’t download
•
Review your setup information and make sure it’s correct. Press MENU on the remote and select GUIDE Plus+ System menu and then
Setup. Go to page 47 for detailed instructions about the GUIDE Plus+ Setup menus.
•
The TV must be off to download information. Leave your TV off overnight, for at least 10 hours, to receive the initial download for
your area.
•
If you’re using a cable box, leave it on so you can receive program information.
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The GUIDE Plus+ system doesn’t display program listings for satellite TV.
Scheduled Watch or Record doesn’t occur
•
Check Schedule for timer conflicts. Go to page 46 for instructions.
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Make sure the wands of the G-LINK cable are placed in front of the remote sensor(s) on the component(s).
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Make sure your VCR is turned off during the time you’ve scheduled to record a program because the system turns the VCR on when
it starts recording (if it’s already on when recording starts, the system will turn it off).
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Make sure there is a tape in the VCR and that the VCR is connected properly.
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Make sure VCR is tuned to the line input. Don’t change channels.
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Be sure that you set up the VCR in the GUIDE Plus+ Setup menus. If you don’t complete the Configuring for a VCR steps successfully,
the Record option won’t be available. Go to page 28 for detailed instructions.
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If a cable box is attached to your TV, make sure you set it up correctly in the GUIDE Plus+ Setup menus. Go to page 27 for detailed
instructions.
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The guide comes up each time you turn on the TV. You can disable the guide by going to the Auto-on feature in the GUIDE Setup
menu and select Review Options.
Doesn’t tune to correct antenna input
•
Because of occasional irregular data, the guide may inadvertently tune to the incorrect antenna input in the video window or when
using CLEAR to exit the guide.
The Remote Control Doesn’t Work
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Something might be between the remote and the remote sensor on the component. Make sure there is a clear path.
•
Maybe the remote isn’t aimed directly at the component (TV or VCR) that you’re trying to operate.
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Maybe remote is not in TV Mode. Press the TV button so the remote controls the TV.
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Maybe batteries in remote are weak, dead, or installed incorrectly. If batteries are weak, you will not be able to activate backlighting
on the remote; instead, backlight will blink once when activated. Put new batteries in the remote. (Note, if you remove the batteries,
you may have to reprogram the remote to operate other components.)
•
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 34 for instructions. If you can’t program this remote to operate your audio receiver, Volume Punchthrough
won’t work.
Problems with V-Chip/Parental Controls
The rating limits don’t work
•
You must lock the settings. Go to the MAIN MENU (press MENU on your remote), select Parental Controls (press 5 on your remote),
select Lock TV (press 1 on your remote).
I don’t remember my password and I want to unlock the TV
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If you forget your password, 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.
Problems with 1394 Recording/Playback
•
Make sure the 1394 components are not looped. See page 16.
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If the network speed seems slow, make sure the 1394 component that has the fastest speed is first at point of connection to TV.
Check component manual’s for network speed. See page 16 for more information.
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Make sure the program is digital (ATSC) or no recording will take place.
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If a program is not recorded, it could be the 1394 component enforces copy protection standards.
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If you cannot find the program you recorded, channel through the subchannels.
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HDTV Specifications**
Tuning Capability
Channel Tuning ....................................................................... NTSC/ATSC/64 QAM - 256 QAM
Digital Cable Compatibility ..................................................... 1394 (DTVLink), 64 QAM - 256
..................................................................................................QAM, DVI/HDTV, Component
Video
3:2 Pull Down (Film Mode)..................................................... Reverse Diagonal
4:3 Format Control (Screen) ....................................................Normal, Zoom, Stretch
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 Replacement ...................................................................Off, Low, High
Green Boost ............................................................................. Off, Low, High
Horizontal Resolution (Picture Width) .................................... 1280
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Alpha H) .....................................85˚
Hybrid Lens System ................................................................. Yes
Integrated Shield ......................................................................Yes
Picture Presets .......................................................................... Vibrant, Natural, Cinematic
..................................................................................................Personal
Light Engine Type .................................................................... DLP Light Engine
Picture Screen Pitch ................................................................. Screen .155mm
Scan Rate Converter ................................................................. Yes
Smart Lamp System ..................................................................Yes
Vertical Viewing Angle (Alpha V) ...........................................40˚
Wide Band Video Amplifier ....................................................Yes
Sound
Audio Power (Watts) Front Speakers ...................................... 15 Watts/Channel
Balance Control ........................................................................Yes
Broadcast Stereo w/dbx† Noise Reduction ............................. Yes
Sound Presets ...........................................................................7 plus Personal
Front Speakers .........................................................................2 Mid/Tweeter/Pass Rad
Fully Enclosed Speaker System ............................................... Yes
Graphic Equalizer .................................................................... 7 band
† dbx is a registered trademark of Carillon Electronics Corporation.
**Specifications are subject to change.
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Convenience
Matrix Surround Sound .......................................................
Second Audio Program (SAP) .............................................
Sound Logic Audio Leveler .................................................
SRS Labs TruSurround .........................................................
SRS Labs Focus ....................................................................
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Web Browser .......................................................................
Auto Channel Search (Full and Quick) ..............................
Multilingual On-screen Display ..........................................
Auto Tuning .........................................................................
Closed Captioning ...............................................................
Front Button Block ..............................................................
Commercial Skip ..................................................................
Parental Control with USA & Canada V-Chip ....................
Picture Reset ........................................................................
Picture-in-Picture (PIP) ........................................................
Picture Memory Presets for Video Inputs ..........................
(Individual Memory)
GUIDE Plus+ System with Digital Channels ......................
One Touch VCR Record w/GUIDE Plus+ System .............
Picture in GUIDE Plus+ System ..........................................
Clock (Time), Sleep and Wake-up Timers .........................
Yes
Yes
English, French, Spanish
Yes
Analog & Digital
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes, in Menu
Analog on Analog
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Front Panel
Stereo Headphone Jack ....................................................... 3.5mm Stereo Mini-jack
Front A/V Input ................................................................... Composite with S-Video
Back Panel Inputs/Outputs
Composite A/V Inputs with Autodetect S-Videos ..............
Component with composite audio/video inputs ...............
..............................................................................................
Antenna/Cable Inputs .........................................................
DVI-HDTV Input with Audio Inputs ..................................
Broadband Connection (Ethernet RJ45) .............................
DTVLink (IEEE 1394) ..........................................................
Record Output (Composite with Audio) ............................
Digital Audio Output ...........................................................
External Speaker Terminals ................................................
Fixed or Variable Audio Outputs ........................................
External Center Channel Input ...........................................
G-LINK Jack .........................................................................
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2 - Y PrPb (RCA Jacks)
SYNCHROSCAN
2 - RF
1
1
2
1
1
Yes
1 set, menu switchable
60 Watt Input
Yes
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Accessory Information
The following accessories are available from most dealers and electronics supply stores in case
you want to position your components farther apart or need additional cables.
Monaural VCR Dubbing Audio/
Video Cable is a double cable
that lets you connect the video
and audio jacks of two VHS VCRs
to duplicate tapes. It can also be
used to connect a VCR to your
TV. The cable is color-coded and
shielded. It has RCA-type phono
plugs on each end. Gold-Tipped
cable, VH83 (6-ft)
Screw-on Cable* attaches to the round
antenna connectors (called 75-ohm Ftype) on the back of your VCR or TV.
The ends screw onto the connectors for
a secure connection. VH82 (6-ft), VH81
(3-ft)
Stereo VCR Dubbing Audio/
Video Cable is a triple cable that
lets you connect the VIDEO and
AUDIO jacks of stereo components.
Gold-Tipped cable, VH84 (6-ft)
RG-6 Coaxial Burial Cable with
weatherproof “F” connectors. D905
S-Video Cable has multi-pin
connectors on each end for connecting
S-Video components to your TV. VH976
(6-ft), VH913 (12-ft)
Optical/SPDIF cables help you
connect to a component with an Optical
Audio In jack, such as a Dolby Digital
decoder or receiver. DV3 (3-ft),
DV6 (6-ft)
Push-on Cable* attaches to the
round antenna connectors (called
75-ohm F-type) on the back of
your VCR or TV. The ends push
on for a quick connection. VH89
(6-ft)
Network Category 6 cables help you
connect to a component with an
ethernet jack. High performance
500MHz Bandwith, 5x bandwidth of
standard Category 5 cable TP603N (3-ft),
TP607N (6-ft), TP625N (25-ft)
* 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.
Custom DLP HDTV Accessories
To get the most out of your TV’s web browser, purchase
the keyboard (model KBR755TA1).
Call 1-800-798-5875 or order on-line
at www.rca.com/keyboard
Replacement Lamp
Your DLP is equipped with
a special lamp unit. If you
have sound, no picture, and
the light on the front of the
TV blinks, you need to
change the lamp. To order,
call 1-800-338-0376 (part
number 260962)
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DVR10 (AVHDD) Audio
Visual Hard Disk Drive
Connect to your TV’s
DTVLink jack to record and
store digital (ATSC)
programs.
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Remote Control This is
the remote control that came
packed with your TV.
Replacements or spares can
be ordered as needed.
ON-OFF
TV
DVD
VCR
SATCAB
AUDIO
AUX
PIP
SWAP CH. CTRL SKIP
SOUND FREEZE VCR PLUS+ LIGHT
FORMAT
INFO
CLEAR
MENU
OK
GUIDE
VOL
CH
MUTE
GO
BACK
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
INPUT
8
0
Accessory Order Form
9
Qty Total
Price
$3.95
Description
Screw-on antenna cable* (3-ft)
Part No.
VH81
Screw-on antenna cable* (6-ft)
VH82
$4.95
Push-on antenna cable* (6-ft)
VH89
$5.95
Weatherproof “F” Connector (2)
D905
$5.95
Monaural VCR Dubbing Cable (6-ft)
VH83
$5.95
Stereo VCR Dubbing Cable (6-ft)
VH84
$9.95
S-Video Cable (6-ft)
VH976
$7.95
S-Video Cable (12-ft)
VH913
$14.95
2-way Signal Splitter*
VH47
$3.95
4-way Signal Splitter*
VH49
$6.95
Amplified Antenna
ANT200
$49.95
Antenna Mixer
193984
$11.15
Remote Control (RCR615TBLM1)
260956
$34.99
Optical/SPDIF Cable (3-ft)
DV3
$15.95
Optical/SPDIF Cable (6-ft)
DV6
$19.95
Audio•Video Adapter
228449
Diplexer
D920
$19.95
Network Category 6 Cable (3-ft)
TP603
$14.95
Network Category 6 Cable (6-ft)
TP606N
$19.95
Network Category 6 Cable (25-ft)
TP625N
$29.95
ANTENNA
REVERSE
PLAY
FORWARD
RECORD
STOP
PAUSE
RCR615TBLM1
2-way Signal Splitter,
4-way Signal Splitter*
helps you connect to other
components.
2-way Splitter (VH47)
4-way Splitter (VH49)
Amplified VHF/UHF/FM
Antenna allows you to
easily switch from the
antenna signal to cable or
satellite easily without
disconnecting antenna.
$4.45
ANT200
Total Merchandise ...............................................................
Sales Tax ...............................................................................
$
$
We are required by law to collect the appropriate sales
tax for each individual state, country, and locality to
which the merchandise is being sent.
Shipping and Handling* ....................................................
Total Amount Enclosed ......................................................
$ 5.00
$
Use VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card preferably.
Money order or check must be in U.S. currency only.
✂
No COD or CASH.
* 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.
Detach Here
Prices are subject to change without notice.
All accessories are subject to availability.
Where applicable, we will ship a superseding model.
Please complete other side also
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Placing an Order
Charge your order on your VISA,
MasterCard, or Discover Card by
filling in below
BY PHONE: Have your Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card
ready and call 1-800-338-0376. Use this number only to
place an order for accessory items listed on the order form.
USE YOUR CREDIT CARD
®
IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number
from your VISA card
BY MAIL: Detach and mail the completed order form with
credit card information, money order or check in US
currency (made payable to Thomson Inc.) to the following
address:
My card expires:
IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number
from your MasterCard
s
r
r
TM
Video Accessories
PO Box 8419
Ronks, PA 17573
For more information about accessories, go to
www.rca.com.
Copy Number
above your
name on
MasterCard
My card
expires:
IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number
from your Discover Card
My card expires:
AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE
(Credit card order will not be processed without signature)
Print or type your name and
address clearly.
A complete and correct
order will save you days
of waiting.
Name:
Street:
Apt:
City:
State:
Zip:
Daytime Phone Number:
Please make sure that both sides of this form
have been filled out completely.
• Allow 4 weeks for delivery.
• All accessories are subject to availability.
• Prices are subject to change.
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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.
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Product Registration:
• Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your unit. It will make it easier to contact you
should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage.
Limitation of Warranty:
• THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION
GIVEN BY THOMSON INC., ITS AGENTS OR EMPOLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY
INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.
• REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE
CONSUMER. THOMSON 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.
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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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Index
Symbols
Sound logic 68
AUDIO OUTPUT
Digital 22
Audio/video cables 8
Authorized service 10, 78, 87
Auto color 65
Auto tuning 55, 72
Front Input 56
Automatic code search 35
AUX button 32, 35, 39
AVHDD 59
1394 3
Cable 8
Jacks 22
Recording 59, 72
Problems 81
Setup 72
16:9 Aspect ratio 1, 42
3:2 pulldown 2, 66
4:3 Aspect ratio 1
Normal 74
Stretch 75
Zoom 75
B
6-pin connector 16
A
AVR 2
Accessories 84
Antenna 85
Order form 85
Splitters 85
Action buttons 63
GUIDE Plus+ system 45
Advertising, GUIDE Plus+ system
47
Age-based rating
Blocking 51
Viewing 51
Age-Based Ratings 50, 53, 54
Amplifier 8
Analog
Signals 1, 17
Captions 73
Channels 43
ANTENNA A 10, 11, 19, 22
ANTENNA B 10, 11, 19, 22
ANTENNA button 32
Antenna Info 70
Antenna type 42
Arrow buttons 56
Aspect ratio 1, 42
Assisted setup 25, 26
AUDIO
Button 39
Codes 39
Connections 9
Format icon 42
INPUT 3 / VIDEO INPUT 5 22
INPUT1/VIDEO INPUT 1 21
Language 68
Processor 67
Receiver 8
Remote codes 39
System 1
Audio menu 66
Audio language 68
Audio Processor 67
Balance 68
Digital audio out 69
Equalizer presets 67
Fixed/Variable out 69
SAP 68
Back of the TV 20
Backlight button 32
Balance 68
Batteries, installing 25
Remote 81
Black Level 64
Block
Age-Based Ratings 51
Front Panel 55
Movie ratings 52
Specific Content Themes 51
V-Chip Unrated Program 54
Web browser 55
Browser, web 58, 59
Buttons
ANTENNA 32
Arrows 56
AUDIO 39
AUX 32, 39
Backlight 32
Cable 33
CH CTRL 32, 56
Channel down 24, 32
Channel up 24, 32
CLEAR 32
DVD 32, 40
FORMAT 32, 58
FORWARD 33
FREEZE 32, 56
Front panel 24
GO BACK 32
GUIDE 33
INFO 33
INPUT 33, 39
MENU 24, 33
Number 32
OK 24, 33
ON•OFF 33
PAUSE 33
PIP 33, 56
PLAY 33
POWER 24
RECORD 33
Remote control 32
REVERSE 33, 34
SAT CABLE 39
SAT/CABLE 33
Satellite receiver 33, 40
SOUND 33
STOP 33
SWAP 33, 56
TV 33
VCR 33, 40
VCR PLUS+ 33
VCR2 (AUX default) 32, 55, 72
Volume down 24
Volume up/down 33
C
Cable box 23
Cable remote codes 39
Cable button 33
Cables 18, 84
1394 8, 22
Audio/video 8, 19
CAT-5 15
Coaxial 8, 84
COMPONENT VIDEO 19
Digital optical 18
DVI 8, 17, 18
Ethernet 15, 18, 22
Y, Pb, Pr jacks 19
G-LINK 8
Network 84
Optical 18, 84
RF 19, 84
S-Video 8, 19, 84
Canada
English ratings 54
French ratings 54
V-Chip unrated program 54
V-Chip 53
Caption display 73
Caption priority 74
Caption style 74
Captions
Analog 73
Color 74
Digital 74
Font 74
Opacity 74
Size 74
Care and Cleaning 88
Center channel connections 12
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT 21
Center speaker input 12 21
CH CTRL button 32, 56
Channel 3 56
Banner 42
Information 42
Initial 72
Lists 48
Logo 42
Numbers 43
Search 71
Channel down button 24
Channel up button 24
Channels
Analog or digital 43
Digital or Analog 43
Channels lists, GUIDE Plus+ system
47
Chart, of connections 9
Choice fields 63
Choice lists 63
Choose Your Connection 9
CinemaScreen 3
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Cinematic picture setting 64
Cleaning and care 88
CLEAR button 32
Clock display 42
Closed captioning 73
Closed captioning displays 42
Coaxial cable 8
Code List
Audio 39
Cable box 39
DVD 40
DVD/VCR 40
Home Theatre in a Box 40
PVR 40
Satellite receiver 40
VCR 40
Color warmth 65
Color scheme 75
Commercial skip 42
Component to component 16
Component Video cables 8
Components, connecting 9
Composite jacks 19
Connections
1394 16
A/V receiver 9, 12
Audio 9
Center channel 12
DTVLink 16
DVD player, TV, VCR 10
DVI-HDTV 17
Internet 15
Network 9
Router, TV 15
Satellite Receiver, TV, VCR 11
TV, DTVLink 16
TV, Receiver, Speakers 12
TV, Set-top box using DVI-HDTV
17
TV, Satellite Receiver, VCR 11
TV, VCR, DVD Player 10
Video 9
VCR, TV, DVD player 10
VCR, TV, Satellite Receiver 11
HD Set-top Box 17
Connections menu 70
1394 Setup 72
Antenna info 70
Audio tuning 72
Channel search 71
Ethernet setup 72
Signal source 71
Signal type 71
Software ungrade 71
Special features 72
Content Themes 50
Blocking 51
Viewing 52
Contrast 64
Control panels 62
Controls
Menus 62
Parental 48
Reset 66
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D
G
Digit buttons 32
Digital
Audio Out 69
AUDIO OUT jack 18, 22
Captions 74
Channels 43, 76
Connections 9
Optical input 12
Signals 1, 2, 17
Visual interface connection 17
Direct entry programning 34
DLP, 1, 2
Dolby Digital 12
Dolby Digital receiver 18
DSL modem 15
DTVLink
Auto tuning 56
Connect 72
Connector 18, 22
Jacks 18
Recording 59
DVD button 32, 40
DVD player, VCR, TV
Connection 10
DVD remote codes 40
DVD/VCR remote codes 40
DVI cable 8
DVI-HDTV
Connector 18
Connections 17
G-LINK 22
cable 8
connecting 23
G-Link cable 28
GO BACK button 32
Graphic equalizer 67
GUIDE button 33
GUIDE Plus+ setup
Configuring for cable 27
GUIDE Plus+ System 2, 26, 30,
44,
Action buttons 45
Channels 47
Configuring for VCR 28
Expanded information 45
Listings 45
Lock/Unlock 46
Menus 44
Messages 46
News 46
Promotions 46
Promotions and advertising 47
Schedule 46, 47
Setup 26, 47
Sort 46
E
Equalizer presets 67
Ethernet
Cable 8, 22
Jack 18, 22
Setup 72
Exiting a menu 62
EXT / INT w/EXT SURR switch 13
External speakers 20
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS OUTPUT
13, 14
F
Favorite URLs 58
FCC information 89
Finding the sensor 23
Fixed output 12
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT
L/R 20
Fixed/variable out 69
Format
Button 32, 58 75
Screen 74
FORWARD button 33
FREEZE button 32, 56
Front and rear speaker jacks 21
Front panel
Block 55
Buttons 24
Inputs 24
Full search 71
H
HDTV specifications 82
Help text 2, 62
High definition 1
Home Theatre box
remote codes 40
Hub connection 16
I
Icons
Channel banner 42
Indirect light 8
INFO button 33, 42
Initial channel 72
Initial volume 72
INPUT
2 jacks 21, 22
3 jacks 21
ANTENNA A 22
Center channel 21
Button 33, 64 39
INPUT 5
Auto tuning 56
Inputs
Auto tuning 56
Front panel 24
INT W/EXT SURR / EXT 13
Internet connection 15
Internet service provider 15
J
Jacks
1394 16, 22, 59
Audio/video 19
Composite 19
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT 18
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT 22
Digital optical 12
DTVLink 16, 18, 22
DVI-HDTV 18
Ethernet 18, 22
EXTERNAL SPEAKERS 13, 14
Front panel 24
Input 18
RF 19
S-VIDEO 19
S-Video 21
Y•Pb•Pr 19
K
Keyboard, optional 58
L
Lamp, 1, 30, 76, 84
Language
Audio 68
Display 42
Menu 26, 76
Adding a function 36
Clearing a function 37
Deleting ALL functions 37
LED, front panel 25, 78
Limited warranty 87
Listings, GUIDE Plus+ system 45
Locating remote sensor 23
Logo, channel 42
M
Main Menu 62
MENU button 24, 33, 62
Menu controls 62
Action buttons 63
Choice fields 63
Choice lists 63
Numeric entries 63
Sliders 63
Menu language 26, 76
Menus 62
Audio 66
Connections 70
GUIDE Plus+ system 44
GUIDE Plus+ system setup 26
Moving through 62
Picture Quality 64
Preferences 73
Time 70
Messages menu, GUIDE Plus+
system 46
Modes, remote control 35
Mono 67
Mute button 33
Mute, closed captioning 73
N
Natural picture setting 64
NetConnect 3
Network connections 9
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News menu 46
Noise reduction 65
Normal, screen format 74
Number buttons 32
Numeric entries 63
O
OK button 24, 33
ON•OFF button 33
On-screen help 62
On-screen help text 62
Optical cable 18
Order form
Accessory 85
Output
RECORD 22
OUTPUTS
Audio 20
Overheating 8
P
Parental controls 48
Channel lists 48
Editing channels 49
Lock/unlock 48
Parental controls icon 42
Password, v-chip 81
PAUSE button 33
PCM 12, 69
PCM receiver 12
Personal picture setting 64
Personal presets 2, 64
Picture quality menu 64
Auto color 65
Color warmth 65
Noise reduction 65
Picture presets 64
Picture settings 64
Reset controls 66
SVM 66
Picture settings 64
Picture-in-Picture 56
PIP (Picture in Picture)
Buttons 33, 56
Channel control 32
Operation 56
Problems 57
Using 57
PIP button 33
PLAY button 33
POWER button 24
Power surges 8
Preferences menu 73
Analog captions 73
Caption style 74
Captions Priority 74
Closed captioning 73
Color scheme 75
Digital captions 74
Digital channel info 76
Menu language 76
Record output 75
Screen format 74
Translucency 76
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Problems
1394 Recording 81
Audio 79
GUIDE Plus+ system 80
Parental controls 81
Remote control 81
Timer 78
TV 78
V-Chip 81
Program title 42
Programming
Cable box codes 39
DVD codes 40
DVD/VCR codes 40
PVR codes 40
VCR codes 40
Programming codes
Audio 39
Programming the remote 34
Automatic code search 35
Direct entry 34
Home Theatre in a Box 40
Satellite receiver codes 40
Projection system 2
Promotions, GUIDE Plus+ system
46, 47
Pulse code modulation 18, 69
Punchthrough feature 38, 81
PVR remote codes 40
Q
QAM 2
Quick search 71
R
Rating Limits
movies 52
Ratings
Blocking movie 52
Viewing movie 52
RCA-type cables 19
REC icon 42
Receiver with
Dolby Digital 12, 18
RECORD button 33
Record Output 3, 75
RECORD OUTPUT jack 3, 22
Record/Wake timer 70
Record/Wake timer screen 60
Recording
1394 59, 72
DTVLink 59
Remote Control
Accessory 85
Buttons 32
Code list 39
Installing the Batteries 25
Programming 34
Programming codes 40
Sensor 23
Reset controls 66
Resolution 1, 2
REVERSE button 33
RF jacks 19
S
T
S-VIDEO
Cable 8
Jacks 19, 21
SAP 68
SAP display 42
SAT/CABLE
Button 33, 39
Satellite receiver
Button 33, 40
Codes 40
Connection 11
Schedule menu, GUIDE Plus+
system 47
Search
Automatic code 35
Channels 26, 71
Full 26, 71
Quick 71
Second audio program 68
Service, authorized 10
Setup
Ethernet 72
GUIDE Plus+ system menus 26
Setup, assisted 25
Setup menu, GUIDE Plus+ system
47
Sharpness 64
Signal source 71
Signal type 71
Signals
Analog 17
Digital 17
SKIP button 33
Sleep timer 42, 70
Sliders 63
Software ungrade 71
Sort menu, GUIDE Plus+ system 46
Sound 79
SOUND button 33
Sound logic 68
Speaker
Center input 21
Speaker connection 12
SPEAKER SELECGT
EXT. or INT W/EXT SURR switch
20
Speaker wire 8
Speakers
Fixed and variable 69
Special features 72
Specifications 82
Back panel 83
Convenience 83
Front panel 83
Sound 82
Video 82
Splitters 85
Stand 8
Stereo 67
STOP button 33
Stretch, screen format 75
Subchannel
1394 recording 60
Subchannels 70
SWAP button 33, 56
Things to Consider Before You
Connect 8
Time display 42
Time menu 70
Time of day 70
Timer
Record/Wake 70
Sleep 70, 78
Wake-up 78
Tint 64
Translucency 76
Troubleshooting 78
TruScan digital reality 2
Turn on TV 25
TV + audio receiver
Connection 12
TV button 33
TV connection 11
TV mode 25
TV problems 78
TV, VCR, DVD Player
Connection 10
Viewing
Movie ratings 52
Specific content themes 52
Volume
Initial 72
Volume down button 24
Volume punchthrough 81
Deleting commands 38
Volume up button 24
Volume up/down buttons 33
U
Z
Universal remote
programming to control other
brands of components 35
URLs, saving 58
USA
V-Chip TV ratings 49
Zoom, screen format 75
Warranty, limited 87
Web browser 58, 59
controlling 59
Web browser block 55
Web browser, using 58
Y
Y Pb Pr jacks 19
V
V-Chip 48
Age-Based Ratings 49
Blocking age-based 51
Blocking Movies 52
Canada 49, 53
Content Themes 49
USA 49
USA TV ratings 49
Viewing age-based rating 51
V-chip display 42
V-Chip rating screen 50
V-Chip unrated program 54
Variable Output 12
Variable/Fixed out 69
VCR 23
Guide Plus+ system 28
VCR button 40
VCR connection 11
VCR PLUS+ button 33
VCR remote codes 40
VCR1 button 33
Vibrant picture setting 64
VIDEO 21
Video connections 9
VIDEO INPUT 2 / AUDIO INPUT 2
21
VIDEO INPUT 3 21
VIDEO INPUT1/AUDIO INPUT 1
21
VIDEO INPUT4/AUDIO INPUT 4
21
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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.
Thomson Inc.
10330 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46290
©2003 Thomson Inc.
Trademark(s)® Registered
Marca(s) Registrada(s)
Printed in USA
TOCOM 16314760
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