Vizio VU37LHDTV10A User manual

VIZIO VU37L HDTV10A User Manual
Dear VIZIO Customer,
Congratulations on your new VIZIO VU37L
HDTV10A High Definition LCD Television
purchase. Thank you for your support. For
maximum benefit of your set, please read these
instructions before making any adjustments, and
retain them for future reference. We hope you will
experience many years of enjoyment from your
new VIZIO VU37L HDTV10A High Definition
Television.
For assistance, please call (877)-698-4946 or email us at techsupport@vizio.com.
To purchase or inquire about accessories and
installation services for your VIZIO LCD HDTV,
please visit our website at www.vizio.com or call
toll free at (888)-849-4623.
We recommend you register your VIZIO VU37L
HDTV10A either at our website www.VIZIO.com
or fill in your registration card and mail it in. For
peace of mind and to protect your investment
beyond the standard warranty, VIZIO offers onsite extended warranty service plans. These
plans give additional coverage during the
standard warranty period. Visit our website or call
us to purchase a plan.
Write down the serial number located on the back
of your VU37L HDTV10A.
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Purchase Date _____________________
VIZIO is a registered trademark of VIZIO, Inc. dba V, Inc.
HDMI logo and “High Definition Multimedia Interface” are
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND TESTED FOR COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATORY SAFETY CERTIFICATIONS
This product is designed and manufactured to operate within defined design limits, and misuse may result in electric
shock or fire. To prevent the product from being damaged, the following rules should be observed for the installation,
use and maintenance of the product. Read the following safety instructions before operating the display. Keep these
instructions in a safe place for future reference.
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To avoid the risk of electric shock or component damage, switch off the power before connecting other components to the VU37L
HDTV10A LCD HDTV.
Unplug the power cord before cleaning the VU37L HDTV10A LCD HDTV. A damp cloth is sufficient for cleaning the VU37L HDTV10A
LCD HDTV. Do not use a liquid or a spray cleaner for cleaning the product. Do not use abrasive cleaners.
Always use the accessories recommended by the manufacturer to insure compatibility.
When moving the VU37L HDTV10A LCD HDTV from an area of low temperature to an area of high temperature, condensation may
form on the housing. Do not turn on the VU37L HDTV10A LCD HDTV immediately after this to avoid causing fire, electric shock or
component damage.
Do not place the VU37L HDTV10A LCD HDTV on an unstable cart, stand, or table. If the VU37L HDTV10A LCD HDTV falls, it can
injure a person and cause serious damage to the appliance. Use only a cart or stand recommended by the manufacturer or sold with
the VU37L HDTV10A LCD HDTV.
A distance of at least 3 feet should be maintained between the VU37L HDTV10A LCD HDTV and any heat source, i.e. radiator, heater,
oven, amplifier etc. Do not install the product close to smoke. Operating the product close to smoke or moisture may cause fire or
electric shock.
Slots and openings in the back and bottom of the cabinet are provided for ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of the VU37L
HDTV10A LCD HDTV and to protect it from overheating, be sure these openings are not blocked or covered. Do not place the VU37L
HDTV10A LCD HDTV in a bookcase or cabinet unless proper ventilation is provided.
Never push any object into the slot on the VU37L HDTV10A LCD HDTV cabinet. Do not place any objects on the top of the product. It
could short circuit parts causing a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquids on the VU37L HDTV10A LCD HDTV.
The VU37L HDTV10A LCD HDTV should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the label. If you are not sure of
the type of power supplied to your home, consult your dealer or local power company.
The power cable must be replaced when using different voltage from that specified in the User Manual. For more information, contact
your dealer.
The VU37L HDTV10A LCD HDTV is equipped with a three-pronged grounded plug, a plug with a third (grounding) pin. This plug will fit
only into a grounded power outlet as a safety feature. If your outlet does not accommodate the three-wire plug, have an electrician
install the correct outlet, or use an adapter to ground the appliance safely. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounded plug.
Do not overload power strips and extension cords. Overloading can result in fire or electric shock.
The wall socket shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.
Only the marked power source can be used for the product. Any power source other than the specified one may cause fire or electric
shock.
Do not touch the power cord during lightning. To avoid electric shock, avoid handling the power cord during electrical storms.
Unplug the unit during a lightening storm or when it will not be used for long period of time. This will protect the VU37L HDTV10A LCD
HDTV from damage due to power surges.
Do not attempt to repair or service the product yourself. Opening or removing the back cover may expose you to high voltages, the risk
of electric shock, and other hazards. If repair is required, please contact your dealer and refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
Keep the product away from moisture. Do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture. If water penetrates into the product, unplug
the power cord and contact your dealer. Continuous use in this case may result in fire or electric shock.
Do not use the product if any abnormality occurs. If any smoke or odor becomes apparent, unplug the power cord and contact your
dealer immediately. Do not try to repair the product yourself.
Avoid using dropped or damaged appliances. If the product is dropped and the housing is damaged, the internal components may
function abnormally. Unplug the power cord immediately and contact your dealer for repair. Continued use of the product may cause
fire or electric shock.
Do not install the product in an area with heavy dust or high humidity. Operating the product in environments with heavy dust or high
humidity may cause fire or electric shock.
Follow instructions for moving the product. Ensure that the power connector and any other cables are unplugged before moving the
product.
Hold the power connector when removing the power cable. Pulling the power cable itself may damage the wires inside the cable and
cause fire or electric shock. When the product will not be used for an extended period of time, unplug the power connector.
To avoid risk of electric shock, do not touch the connector with wet hands.
Insert batteries in accordance with instructions. Incorrect polarities may cause damage and leakage of the batteries, operator injury
and contamination the remote controller.
If any of the following occurs please contact the dealer:
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The power connector fails or frays.
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Liquid sprays or any object drops into the VU37L HDTV10A LCD HDTV.
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The Display is exposed to rain or other moisture.
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The Display is dropped or damaged in any way.
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The performance of the Display changes substantially.
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Television Antenna Connection Protection
External Television
Television Antenna Grounding
If an outside antenna/satellite dish or cable system is to be connected to the TV, make sure that the
antenna or cable system is electrically grounded to provide some protection against voltage surges and
static charges.
Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPSA 70, provides information with regard to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge
unit, size of the grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes, and requirements of the grounding electrode.
Lightning Protection
For added protection of the TV during a lightning storm or when it is left unattended or unused for long
periods of time, unplug the TV from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system.
Power Lines
Do not locate the antenna near overhead light or power circuits, or where it could fall into such power
lines or circuits.
Remember, the screen of the coaxial cable is intended to be connected to earth in the building
installation.
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Opening the Package
Your VIZIO VU37L HDTV10A and accessories are carefully packed in a cardboard carton that has been
designed to protect it from transportation damage. Now you have opened the carton check that the
VU37L HDTV10A is in good condition and that all of the accessories are included.
The VU37L HDTV10A weighs approximately 40lb and is about 37” wide; please exercise care when
unpacking the HDTV.
The screen can easily be scratched or broken so please handle the product gently and never place the
HDTV with the glass facing downwards on a surface without protective padding.
IMPORTANT: Save the carton and packing material for future shipping.
Package
Package Contents
VIZIO VU37L HDTV10A
VIZIO Remote Control VR2
VIZIO Screen Cleaning Cloth
Power Cord
This User Manual
Quick Setup Guide
Registration Card
VIP Services Brochure
2 AA Batteries for the Remote Control
VIZIO Warranty and Repair Information
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Additional Certified Accessories for the VIZIO
VU37L HDTV10A are sold separately
Wall Mounts
High Definition Cables
Extra or replacement Remote
VIZIO also offers Installation Services and Extended Warranty Services for your VIZIO VU37L HDTV10A
To purchase or inquire about additional accessories and services for your VIZIO product, visit our web
site at www.VIZIO.com or call us toll free at 888-VIZIOCE (888-849-4623)
Installation Preparation
Please read this user manual carefully before installing your VIZIO HDTV.
The power consumption of the TV is up to 200W, please use the power cord designated for TV. When an
extension cord is required, use one with the correct power rating. The cord must be grounded and the
grounding feature must not be defeated.
The TV should be installed on a flat surface to avoid tipping. For proper ventilation, you must allow space
between the back of the TV and the wall. If you would like to mount your TV on the wall, please see
below ‘Preparing Your LCD HDTV for Wall Mounting’ for additional information. Avoid installing the TV in
places with high humidity, dust or smoke so as not to shorten the service life of the electronic components.
Install the TV in landscape orientation; any 90˚ clockwise or counter-clockwise installation may induce
poor ventilation and excessive component damage.
The VIZIO VU37L HDTV10A can either be kept on the stand base or mounted on the wall for viewing. If
you choose to mount the VU37L HDTV10A on the wall, please refer to “preparing your LCD HDTV for
wall mounting” on page 6.
VIZIO offers professional installation services. Please contact VIZIO for more information on these
services at 888-VIZIOCE (888-849-4623) or www.VIZIO.com.
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Preparing Your LCD HDTV for Wall Mounting
To remove the stand base
1. Unplug all of the cables and cords from
your VU37L HDTV10A.
2. Place the VU37L HDTV10A face down
on a soft and flat surface (blanket, foam,
cloth, etc) to prevent any damage to the
TV.
3. Push up the plastic panel on the back of
the stand and lift it away once to release.
4. Remove the eight (8) screws that were
hidden by the panel, while holding the
base.
5. Carefully remove the stand base.
Now, the VU37L HDTV10A can fit securely to a
mount (sold separately) by utilizing the mounting
holes in the center of the back panel of the TV.
Please make sure to read the
instructions of your specific mount to properly
hang the VU37L HDTV10A.
The pitch of the mounting holes is 400mm
horizontally and 200mm vertically.
The screw type required is metric M6, 1.00mm
pitch. The length of the screws will depend on
the thickness plate being attached to TV set, our
brackets come with different length screws.
To find the perfect mount for the VIZIO VU37L HDTV10A, browse VIZIO’s certified mount selection at
www.VIZIO.com or call directly 888-VIZIOCE (888-849-4623).
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Basic Controls and Connections ................................................................
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1.1 Front Panel..........................................................................................................................................................9
1.2 Side Panel Controls.............................................................................................................................................9
1.3 Rear Panel Connections ...................................................................................................................................10
1.4 Right-Side Panel Connection ............................................................................................................................11
1.5 VIZIO Remote Control.......................................................................................................................................12
1.5.1 Insertion of Batteries in the Remote Control ..............................................................................................13
1.5.2 Remote Control Range ..............................................................................................................................13
1.5.3 VIZIO Universal Remote Control Precautions ...........................................................................................13
Chapter 2 Connecting Equipment................................
Equipment ................................................................
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2.1 Which Video Connection Should I Use?............................................................................................................14
2.2 Connecting Coaxial (RF) ...................................................................................................................................15
2.2.1 Using Your Antenna or Digital Cable for DTV............................................................................................15
2.2.2 Using the Antenna or Cable through your VCR .........................................................................................15
2.3 Connecting Your HDTV Set-Top Box ................................................................................................................16
2.3.1 Using HDMI Input ......................................................................................................................................16
2.3.2 Using Component Video............................................................................................................................18
2.4 Connecting Your Basic Set-Top Box .................................................................................................................19
2.4.1 Using Composite Video .............................................................................................................................19
2.4.2 Using Coax (RF) ........................................................................................................................................19
2.5 Connecting Your DVD Player ............................................................................................................................20
2.5.1 Using HDMI Input ......................................................................................................................................20
2.5.2 Using Component Video............................................................................................................................22
2.5.3 Using S-Video (AV1/S-VIDEO) ..................................................................................................................23
2.5.4 Using Composite (AV) Video Input ............................................................................................................23
2.6 Connecting Your VCR or Video Camera ..........................................................................................................24
2.7 Connecting an external Receiver/Amp ..............................................................................................................25
2.7.1 Optical Output of Audio received ...............................................................................................................26
2.8 Connecting a PC Computer ..............................................................................................................................27
2.8.1 Preset PC Resolutions...............................................................................................................................28
Chapter 3 Setting Up to Watch Television ................................................................
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3.1 Basic LCD HDTV Start Up ................................................................................................................................29
3.2 Watching a TV Program ....................................................................................................................................34
3.3 Adjusting Basic HDTV Settings .........................................................................................................................35
3.4 Program Information..........................................................................................................................................36
3.5 Information on HDTV Status .............................................................................................................................36
Chapter 4 Advanced Adjustment of HDTV................................
HDTV................................................................
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4.1 Using the On Screen Display (OSD) .................................................................................................................37
4.2 DTV / TV Input Picture Adjustment....................................................................................................................38
4.2.1 Picture Mode .............................................................................................................................................38
4.2.2 Backlight ....................................................................................................................................................38
4.2.3 Brightness..................................................................................................................................................39
4.2.4 Contrast .....................................................................................................................................................39
4.2.5 Color ..........................................................................................................................................................39
4.2.6 Tint.............................................................................................................................................................40
4.2.7 Sharpness .................................................................................................................................................40
4.2.8 Advanced Video Features .........................................................................................................................40
4.2.9 Reset Picture Mode ...................................................................................................................................42
4.3 DTV / TV Input Audio Adjustment......................................................................................................................43
4.3.1 Audio Mode ...............................................................................................................................................43
4.3.2 Equalizer....................................................................................................................................................43
4.3.3 Balance......................................................................................................................................................44
4.3.4 Surround....................................................................................................................................................44
4.3.5 Digital Audio Out........................................................................................................................................44
4.3.6 Speakers ...................................................................................................................................................44
4.3.7 Audio Out...................................................................................................................................................44
4.3.8 Lip Sync.....................................................................................................................................................45
4.3.9 Reset Audio Mode .....................................................................................................................................45
4.4 DTV / TV Tuner Setup.......................................................................................................................................46
4.4.1 Tuner Mode ...............................................................................................................................................46
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4.4.2 Auto Search...............................................................................................................................................46
4.4.3 Partial Channel Search..............................................................................................................................47
4.4.4 Skip Channel .............................................................................................................................................47
4.4.5 MTS ...........................................................................................................................................................47
4.4.6 Time Zone .................................................................................................................................................47
4.4.7 Daylight Saving..........................................................................................................................................48
4.5 DTV / TV Input Setup ........................................................................................................................................48
4.5.1 Language...................................................................................................................................................48
4.5.2 Sleep Timer ...............................................................................................................................................49
4.5.3 Wide ..........................................................................................................................................................49
4.5.4 Input Naming .............................................................................................................................................50
4.5.5 CC (Closed Caption)..................................................................................................................................51
4.5.6 H/V Position...............................................................................................................................................52
4.5.7 DTV / TV Input Parental Control ................................................................................................................53
4.5.8 Channel Block ...........................................................................................................................................53
4.5.9 US TV Rating.............................................................................................................................................54
4.5.10 US Movie Rating (For US) .......................................................................................................................55
4.5.11 Canadian English Rating .........................................................................................................................55
4.5.12 Canadian French Rating..........................................................................................................................56
4.5.13 DTV Rating ..............................................................................................................................................56
4.5.14 Blocked Unrated Programming................................................................................................................57
4.5.15 Change the Password .............................................................................................................................57
4.5.16 Reset All Settings ....................................................................................................................................58
4.6 HDMI Input Picture Adjustment .........................................................................................................................59
4.7 HDMI Input Audio Adjustment ...........................................................................................................................59
4.8 HDMI Input Setup..............................................................................................................................................59
4.9 Video Input Picture Adjustment .........................................................................................................................60
4.10 Video Input Audio Adjustment .........................................................................................................................60
4.11 Video Input Setup............................................................................................................................................60
4.12 Video Input Parental Control ...........................................................................................................................62
4.13 PC Input Picture Adjustment ...........................................................................................................................62
4.13.1 Auto Adjust ..............................................................................................................................................62
4.13.2 Backlight ..................................................................................................................................................62
4.13.3 Brightness................................................................................................................................................63
4.13.4 Contrast ...................................................................................................................................................63
4.13.5 Color Temperature...................................................................................................................................64
4.13.6 H-SIZE.....................................................................................................................................................64
4.13.7 H. Position ...............................................................................................................................................64
4.13.8 V. Position ...............................................................................................................................................65
4.13.9 Fine Tune ................................................................................................................................................65
4.14 PC Input Audio Adjustment .............................................................................................................................65
4.15 PC Input Setup................................................................................................................................................65
4.16 Understanding Viewing Features ....................................................................................................................66
4.16.1 Viewing Modes ........................................................................................................................................66
Chapter 5 Maintenance and Troubleshooting................................
Troubleshooting............................................................
............................................................ 67
5.1 Maintenance......................................................................................................................................................67
5.2 Troubleshooting Guide ......................................................................................................................................67
5.3 Telephone & Technical Support ........................................................................................................................69
5.4 Compliance .......................................................................................................................................................70
5.5 FCC Class B Radio Interference Statement......................................................................................................70
Chapter 6 Miscellaneous Information ................................................................
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6.1 Specifications ....................................................................................................................................................71
6.2 Glossary – Standard Definitions ........................................................................................................................72
6.3 Index .................................................................................................................................................................73
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Chapter 1 Basic Controls and Connections
1.1 Front Panel
POWER ‘VIZIO’ LIGHT– The VIZIO name lights white
when powered on and orange when powered off.
REMOTE CONTROL SENSOR – This is the window
through which all of the remote control signals pass to
the sensor. Point the remote control directly at this
window for the best response to the remote signal.
1.2 Side Panel Controls
POWER (
) – Switch the VU37L HDTV10A on by pressing
the button once. Press the button again to turn the VU37L
HDTV10A off.
MENU – This button activates the On Screen Display (OSD).
If a sub-menu is active, pressing this button will return to the
previous menu level.
CH + / - – Use these buttons to
step up or down the TV channels.
While the OSD is active, these
buttons function as up and down
controls in the OSD menus.
VOL + / - – Use these buttons to
increase or decrease to the
speaker volume. While the OSD is
active, these buttons function as
left and right controls in the OSD
menus.
INPUT (ENTER) – Repeated
pressing of this buttons steps
through the input sources in the
following sequence: TV, AV1/SVideo, AV2, Component1, Component2, RGB, HDMI 1, HDMI 2 and HDMI 3. Once you have stepped
through the entire sequence, you will return to the beginning.
Additionally, when the OSD is active, this button confirms the menu function to be adjusted. When the
OSD is not active, pressing this button will display the current input mode.
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1.3 Rear Panel Connections
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SERVICE – This custom communication port is for factory service only. Use of this input for
any purpose other than factory authorized service will void the manufacturer’s
warranty of this equipment.
2.
HDMI 1 – Connect the primary source for digital video such as a DVD multimedia player or
set top box through this all digital connector. The white color band on the rear of the TV
indicates this connection.
3.
HDMI 2 – Connect a secondary source for digital video such as a DVD multimedia player or
set top box through this all digital connector. The white color band on the rear of the TV
indicates this connection. For users who want to connect to a DVI enabled device, use a
DVI-HDMI cable and connect the Analog Audio output of the device to the L+R AUDIO here. .
Your VIZIO Certified HDMI and HDMI-DVI cables are available for purchase from
www.VIZIO.com or by calling 888-VIZIOCE (888-849-4623).
4.
RGB PC – Connect the video and audio from a computer here. The blue color band on the
rear of the TV indicates this connection. A 1/8” plug stereo cable is needed to connect the
audio out from the computer to the connector in the rear of the TV for audio from computer.
5.
COMPONENT1 (YPb/CbPr/Cr with Audio L/R) – Connect the source for component video
devices such as a DVD Player or set top box here. From left to right, use white for left audio
and red for right audio inputs, green for Y, blue for Pb (or Cb) and red for Pr (or Cr). The
green color band on the rear of the TV indicates this connection.
6.
AV1/S-VIDEO IN – Connect the primary source for composite video devices, such as a VCR
or video game. Use the white and red connectors to connect the external audio from the
same source, then use the S-Video or yellow connector to connect the external video from
the same source. The S-Video, if connected, will take priority over AV RCA (yellow)
connector. The yellow color band on the rear of the TV indicates this connection.
7.
OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT – When a digital audio signal is associated with an input
which is selected for viewing, the digital audio associated with digital programming will be
available on this SPDIF Optical connector for connection to your home theatre system. The
white color band on the rear of the TV indicates this connection.
8.
ANALOG AUDIO OUT – Connect the audio from the LCD HDTV to an external device, such
as a home theater system, external amplifier or stereo. Speakers cannot be connected
directly to here. The white color band on the rear of the TV indicates this connection.
9.
DTV – Connect to an antenna or digital cable (out-of-the-wall, not from Cable Box) for Digital
TV.*
10.
AC IN – Plug-in the supplied AC Power Cord here.
* For digital TV stations in your area visit www.antennaweb.org.
1.
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1.4 RightRight-Side Panel Connection
1. HEADPHONE – Connect your headphone here for
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personalized listening without disturbing others.
2. AV2 – Connect the secondary source for composite video
devices, such as a VCR or video game. Use the white and red
connectors to connect the external audio from the same
source, then use the yellow connector to connect the external
video from the same source. The orange color band on the side
of the TV indicates this connection. Note: The red and white
audio connectors are shared between AV2 and
3
COMPONENT2.
3. COMPONENT2 (YPb/CbPr/Cr with Audio L/R) - Connect the
source for component video devices such as a DVD Player or
set top box here. From top to bottom, left to right, use green for
Y, blue for Pb (or Cb), red for Pr (or Cr), then connect white for
left audio and red for right audio inputs under the orange band.
The purple color band on the side of the TV indicates this
connection. Note: The red and white audio connectors are
shared between AV2 and COMPONENT2.
4. HDMI 3 - Connect the third source for digital video
such as a DVD multimedia player or set top box
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through this all digital connector. The white color band
on the side of the TV indicates this connection.
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1.5 VIZIO Remote Control
GUIDE – This button displays program information. Press this button once and the information of the
program being viewed is shown. Press it a second time and the Electronic Programming Guide will
appear in the screen.
POWER – Press this button to turn the TV on from the Standby mode. Press it again to return to the
Standby mode.
TV – Press this button to select TV.
AV – Press this button to select the Audio Video input. Pressing this button repeatedly will get you to the
AV input. Keep in mind that if S-Video cable is being used, then AV will show the signal going through this
input as the S-video takes priority.
COMPONENT – Press this button to select the Component (YPbPr) input.
Pressing this button repeatedly will take you through the Component
(Component 1 and component 2) inputs.
HDMI – Press this button to select the HDMI input. Pressing this button
repeatedly will get you through the HDMI (HDMI1, HDMI 2 and HDMI 3)
different inputs
MENU – Use this button for the On-Screen Display (OSD) menus. When use
within the OSD menus, pressing this key will make the selection of an option.
- These buttons navigate the On-Screen Display (OSD).
MUTE – This button turns the sound on and off.
LAST – This button recalls the previously viewed channel when it is used in
TV mode; meaning that the TV unit has control over the signal or program
being watched. This button also has different functions when being used in
conjunction with the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu.
VOL (+ or -) – These buttons turn the volume up or down.
CH (+ or -) – These buttons change the channels
up or down.
Number Button Pad – Use these buttons to select
a channel or enter a password.
INPUT – This button allows the user to cycle
through the inputs. Repeatedly pressing of this
button will step you through the input sources in the
following sequence: TV, AV1/S-VIDEO, AV2,
Component 1, Component 2, RGB, HDMI 1, HDMI
2 and HDMI 3. Once you have stepped through the
entire sequence, you will return to the beginning.
- (DASH) – When selecting a digital channel
directly use this button for the separation of main
and sub-channels. For example, channel 28-2
would be selected by the button sequence 2 8 - 2.
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1.5.1 Insertion of Batteries in the Remote Control
Insert two AA batteries into the remote control. Make sure that you match the (+) and (-) symbols on the
batteries with the (+) and (-) symbols inside the battery compartment. Re-attach the battery cover.
Precautionary Tips for Inserting the Batteries:
Only use the specified AA batteries.
Do not mix new and old batteries. This may result in cracking or
leakage that may pose a fire risk or lead to personal injury.
Inserting the batteries incorrectly may also result in cracking or
leakage that may pose a fire risk or lead to personal injury.
Dispose of the batteries in accordance with local laws and
regulations.
Keep the batteries away from children and pets.
1.5.2 Remote Control Range
Point the remote control at the remote control sensor to transmit the commands.
Do not place any obstacles between the remote control and the receiver window.
The effective range of the remote control is approximately 30 feet (10 meters) from the front of the
receiver window, 30° to the left and right, 20° up and down.
1.5.3 VIZIO Universal Remote Control Precautions
The remote control should be kept dry and away from heat sources. Avoid humidity.
If the TV responds erratically to the remote control or does not respond at all, check the batteries. If the
batteries are low or exhausted, replace them with fresh batteries.
When not using the remote control for a long period of time, remove the batteries.
Do not take the batteries apart, heat them, or throw them into a fire.
Do not subject the remote control to undue physical stress, such as striking or dropping it.
Do not attempt to clean the remote control with a volatile solvent. Wipe it with a clean, damp cloth.
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Chapter 2 Connecting Equipment
2.1 Which Video Connection Should I Use?
Use?
The VIZIO VU37L HDTV10A has six different ways to connect your video equipment from a basic
connection to the most advanced for digital displays.
Connection
Quality (type)
Best
(digital)
Best
(digital)
-----------Good
(analog)
Best
(analog)
Better
(analog)
Good
(analog)
Connector
Rear
Panel
Color
Codes
Description
White
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) - It is
the first and only industry-supported, uncompressed,
all-digital audio/video interface. HDMI provides an
interface between any audio/video source, such as a
set-top box, DVD player, or A/V receiver and an
audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital
television (DTV), over a single cable.
Black
DTV Coaxial RF. When used for MPEG2 encoded
bit streams from ATSC broadcast programming, this
input takes advantage of the High Definition content.
-------------------------------------TV Coaxial RF. This is the connection for standard
NTSC TV using antenna or cable.
Blue
RGB PC (VGA) – This video input has separate red,
green and blue color components. The signal
carries horizontal and vertical sync information on
the green signal. This is most commonly used for
PC input.
Green
and
Purple
Component1/2 - The video signal is separated into
three signals, one containing the black-and-white
information and the other two containing the color
information. This enhancement over S-Video takes
advantage of the superior picture provided by
progressive scan DVD players and HDTV formats.
Yellow,
Orange
and
Red
S-Video (AV1) - The video signal is separated into
two signals, one containing the black-and-white
information and the other containing the color
information. Separating the color in this way avoids
‘cross color’ effects where closely spaced black and
white lines are erroneously displayed in color. It also
enables text to be displayed more sharply.
Composite (AV1/2) - The complete video signal is
carried through this single pin connector. This is the
most commonly used video connection.
Note: For more info refer to the Quick Start Guide
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2.2 Connecting Coaxial (RF)
2.2.1 Using Your Antenna or Digital Cable for DTV
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the power to the HDTV.
Connect the coaxial (RF) connector from your antenna or digital cable
(out-of-the-wall, not from the Cable Box) to the DTV/TV
CABLE/ANTENNA connector on the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV.
Select DTV using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV,
or directly by pressing the TV button on the Remote Control.
Note:
a)
Not all digital TV broadcasts are High Definition (HD). Refer to the
program guides, or consult your cable, satellite or TV station operator.
Digital broadcasts are not available in all areas.
Refer to
www.antennaweb.org for detailed information.
Make sure the antenna and coaxial cable are correctly grounded.
For Professional antenna installation contact us at www.VIZIO.com or
call 1-888-VIZIOCE (1-888-849-4623).
b)
c)
d)
2.2.2 Using the Antenna or Cable through your VCR
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and VCR.
Connect the “Output to TV”, “RF Out” or “Antenna Out” connector on
the rear of your VCR to the DTV/TV CABLE/ANTENNA connector at
the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and VCR.
Select TV using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV,
or directly by pressing the TV button on the Remote Control.
Note: If you have an off-air antenna or cable TV, connect
it to the “Antenna In” connector on the rear of your VCR.
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2.3 Connecting Your HDTV SetSet-Top Box
2.3.1 Using HDMI Input
HDTV Set-Top Boxes that have a HDMI digital interface should be connected to the HDMI input of the
LCD HDTV for optimal results.
Note: To maintain the display quality, use a VIZIO certified HDMI cable that is 10 meters.
See www.vizioce.com or call 1-888-VIZIOCE (1-888-849-4623) for details.
Connecting your HDTV SetSet - Top Box (Best):
(Best):
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
Connect a HDMI cable to the HDMI output of your HDTV Set-Top Box and the other end to
the HDMI Input (white color area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
Select HDMI using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by
pressing the HDMI button on the Remote Control.
Note:
a) The HDMI input on the HDTV supports High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
HDCP encrypts the transmission between the video source and the digital display for
added security and protection.
b)
Refer to your HDTV Set-Top Box user manual for more information about the video
output requirements of the product or consult your cable or satellite operator.
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For HDTV SetSet - Top Boxes with DVI:
DVI:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
Using a HDMI-DVI cable, connect the DVI end to your HDTV Set-Top Box and the HDMI end
to the HDMI 2 Input (white color area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Using an audio cable (white and red connectors), connect the cable to the audio output
connectors associated with the DVI output on your HDTV Set-Top Box and connect the other
end to the audio connectors associated with the HDMI input (white area) at the rear of the
HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
Select HDMI 2 using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by
pressing the HDMI button on the Remote Control.
Note:
a)
b)
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The HDMI input on the HDTV supports High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection
(HDCP). HDCP encrypts the transmission between the video source and the
digital display for added security and protection.
Refer to your HDTV Set-Top Box user manual for more information about the
video output requirements of the product or consult your cable or satellite operator.
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2.3.2 Using Component Video
Connecting your HDTV SetSet - Top Box (Better):
(Better):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
Connect the Y (green color) connector on your HDTV Set-Top Box to the corresponding Y
(green color) connector in the Component1 group (green color area - row of connectors
nearest to you when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the HDTV.
Connect the Pb (blue color) connector on your HDTV Set-Top Box to the corresponding Pb
(blue color) connector in the Component1 input (green color area - row of connectors nearest
to you when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the HDTV.
Connect the Pr (red color) connector on your HDTV Set-Top Box to the corresponding Pr (red
color) connector in the Component1 input (green color area - row of connectors nearest to
you when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the HDTV.
Using an audio cable (white and red connectors), connect the cable to the audio output
connectors associated with the Component output on your HDTV Set-Top Box and connect
the other end to the audio connectors associated with the Component1 input (green color
area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box.
Select Component1 using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by
pressing the Component button on the Remote Control.
Note:
a) Refer to your HDTV Set-Top Box user manual for more information about the
video output requirements of the product or consult your cable or satellite
operator.
b) If Component1 is already connected to another device, or you do not wish to
use Component1, connect the green, blue and red video adapters into
Component2 connectors (purple color) and the audio connectors into the
AV2 connectors (orange color).
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2.4 Connecting Your Basic SetSet-Top Box
2.4.1 Using Composite Video
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and
Set-Top Box.
Using the AV Cable, connect the
Video (yellow color) connector on
your Set-Top Box to the
corresponding
Video
(yellow color) connector in the
AV1 input (yellow color
area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Using the white and red connectors, connect the cable to the audio output connectors
associated with the Video output on your Set-Top Box and connect the other end to the audio
connectors associated with the AV input (yellow color area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and Set-Top Box.
Select AV1 using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by
pressing the AV button on the Remote Control.
2.4.2 Using Coax (RF)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and Set-Top Box.
Using a Coax (RF) cable, connect one end to the TV OUT (RF) on your Set
Top Box and the other end to the DTV/TV input at the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and Set-Top Box.
Select TV using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or
directly by pressing the TV button on the Remote Control.
Note: Refer to your Set Top Box user manual for more information
about selecting the video or RF output of the product.
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2.5 Connecting Your DVD Player
You have several options for connecting your DVD player to your VU37L HDTV10A; HDMI, Component,
AV (S-Video or Composite) inputs. Based on your configuration, you can decide which option is right for
you.
2.5.1 Using HDMI Input
DVD players that have a digital interface such as HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) should be
connected to the HDMI input of the VIZIO VU37L HDTV10A for optimal results.
Note: To maintain the display quality, use a VIZIO certified HDMI cable available up to 10 meters.
See www.VIZIOCE.com or call 1-888-VIZIOCE (1-888-849-4623) for details.
Connecting your DVD Player (Best):
(Best):
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and DVD player.
Connect a HDMI cable to the HDMI output of your DVD player and the
other end to the HDMI1 Input (white color area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and DVD player.
Select HDMI1 using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV,
or directly by pressing the HDMI button on the Remote Control.
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For DVD Players with DVI:
DVI:
1.
2.
4.
5.
Turn off the HDTV and DVD player.
Using a HDMI-DVI cable, connect the DVI end to your
DVD player and the HDMI2 end to the HDMI Input (white
color area) at the rear of the HDTV.
3.
Connect an audio cable (white and red connectors) to the
audio output connectors associated with the DVI output of
the DVD player and connect the other end to the audio
connectors by the HDMI input (white area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and your DVD player.
Select HDMI 2 using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by
pressing the HDMI button on the Remote.
Note: Refer to your DVD player user manual for more information about the video output
requirements of the product.
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2.5.2 Using Component Video
Connecting your DVD Player (Better):
(Better):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and DVD player.
Connect the Y (green color) connector on your DVD player to the corresponding Y (green
color) connector in the Component1 input (green color area - row of connectors nearest to
you when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the HDTV.
Connect the Pb (blue color) connector on your DVD player to the corresponding Pb (blue
color) connector in the Component1 input (green color area - row of connectors nearest to
you when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the HDTV.
Connect the Pr (red color) connector on your DVD player to the corresponding Pr (red color)
connector in the Component1 input (green color area - row of connectors nearest to you
when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the HDTV.
Using an audio cable (white and red connectors), connect the cable to the audio output
connectors associated with the Component1 output on your DVD player and connect the
other end to the audio connectors associated with the Component input (green color area) at
the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and DVD player.
Select Component1 using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by
pressing the Component1 button on the Remote Control.
Note:
a) Refer to your DVD player user manual for more information about the
video output requirements of the product.
b) If Component1 is already connected to another device, or you do not
wish to use Component1, connect the green, blue and red video
adapters into Component2 connectors (purple color) and the audio
connectors into the AV2 connectors (orange color).
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2.5.3 Using SS -Video (AV1/S(AV1/S -VIDEO)
Connecting your DVD Player (Good):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the power to the HDTV
and DVD player.
Connect the S-Video jack on the
rear of your DVD
player to the S-Video jack in the
AV1/S-VIDEO
input
(yellow/red area) at the rear of
the HDTV.
Connect an audio cable (white
and red connectors) to the audio
output connectors associated with
the S-Video output on your DVD
player and connect the other end to the audio connectors associated with the AV input
(yellow/red area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and DVD player.
Select AV using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by pressing
the AV button on the Remote Control.
2.5.4 Using Composite
Composite (AV) Video Input
Connecting your DVD Player (Good) :
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and
DVD player.
Connect the Video (yellow color)
connector on your DVD player to the
Video (yellow color) connector in the
AV1/S-VIDEO input (yellow/red color
area - row of connectors furthest from
you when viewing from the rear of the
HDTV) at the rear of the HDTV.
Connect the R (red color) and L (white
color) audio connectors on your DVD player to the corresponding R (red color) and L (white
color) audio input connectors in the AV1 input (yellow/red color area - row of connectors
furthest from you when viewing from the rear of the TV) on the rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and DVD Player.
Select AV using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by pressing
the AV button on the Remote Control.
Note:
Refer to your DVD player user manual for more
information about the video output requirements of the product.
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2.6 Connecting Your VCR or Video Camera
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the HDTV and VCR or
Video Camera.
Connect the S-Video jack on the rear of your VCR or Video Camera to the S-Video jack in the
AV input (yellow/red area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Connect an audio cable (white and red connectors) cable to the audio output connectors
associated with the S-Video output on your VCR or Video Camera and connect the other end
to the audio connectors associated with the AV input (yellow/red area) at the rear of the
HDTV.
Turn on the power to the HDTV and VCR or Video Camera.
Select AV using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by pressing
the AV button on the Remote Control.
Note: Refer to your VCR or Video Camera user manual for more
information about the video output requirements of the product.
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2.7 Connecting an external Receiver/Amp
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the power to the LCD HDTV and Receiver/Amp.
Using an audio cable (white and red
connectors), connect the cable to the
audio input connectors on the
Receiver/Amp and connect the other
end to the ANALOG OUT (white
area) audio connectors at the rear of
the LCD HDTV.
Turn on the power to the LCD HDTV
and Receiver/Amp.
Then press the MENU button on the
remote control to open the OnScreen Display (OSD) menu.
on the remote control to select the Audio Adjust menu.
5.
Press the
6.
Press the
7.
Press the
on the remote control to select OFF so that the sound from the LCD HDTV will
now be routed through your Receiver/Amp system.
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2.7.1 Optical Output of Audio received
If your sound system has a SPDIF (optical) digital audio input you can connect it to the optical AUDIO
OUT (white area) at the rear of the VU32L HDTV10A.
1.
Turn
2.
Using an SPDIF cable, connect the cable to the
audio input connector on the Receiver/Amp and
connect the other end to the OPTICAL OUT (white
area) audio connectors at the rear of the LCD
HDTV.
Turn on the power to the LCD HDTV and Receiver/Amp.
Then press the MENU button on the
remote control to open the On-Screen
Display (OSD) menu.
3.
4.
off
the
power
to
the
LCD
5.
Press the
on the remote control to
select the Audio Adjust menu.
6.
Press the
on the remote control to
select SPEAKERS.
HDTV
and
Receiver/Amp.
on the remote control to
Press the
select OFF so that the sound from the
LCD HDTV will now be routed through your Receiver/Amp system.
Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task
has been completed.
7.
Note:
a)
b)
Refer to your Receiver/Amp user manual to select the corresponding audio input.
The audio output is not amplified and cannot be connected directly to external speakers.
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2.8 Connecting a PC Computer
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the power to the HDTV and PC Computer.
Connect a 15-pin D-Sub RGB (VGA) cable to the RGB output of your pc computer and the
other end to the RGB PC input (blue area) at the rear of the HDTV.
Connect the Audio Out on your pc computer to the RGB PC Audio input (blue area) at the
rear of the HDTV.
Turn on the HDTV and PC Computer.
Select RGB using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV.
Note:
a)
b)
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For the best picture quality when connecting a pc computer through RGB
PC, set your pc computer timing mode to VESA 1366x768 at 60Hz. Please
refer to the pc or graphic card’s user guide for additional information on
how to set the timing mode and the video output requirements of the
product.
A RGB (VGA) cable and stereo mini jack cable are not included and can be
purchased at an electronics store.
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2.8.1 Preset PC Resolutions
If connecting to a PC through the RGB PC input, set the TV timing mode to VESA 1366x768 at 60Hz
for best picture quality (refer to the graphic card’s user guide for questions on how to set this timing
mode). Please see the table below for the factory preset resolutions.
Resolution
640x480
640x480
800x600
800x600
800x600
1024x768
1024x768
1024x768
720x400**
1366X768*
Refresh
Rate
(Hz)
60
75
60
72
75
60
70
75
70
60
Horizontal
Frequency
(KHz)
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Horizontal
Sync
Polarity
(TTL)
Vertical
Sync
Polarity
(TTL)
Pixel Rate
(MHz)
31.5
37.5
37.9
48.077
46.9
48.4
56.476
60
31.46
47.7
59.94
75
60.317
72.188
75
60.01
70.069
75.03
70.08
60
N
N
P
P
P
N
N
P
N
P
N
N
P
P
P
N
N
P
P
N
25.175
31.5
40
50
49.5
65
75
78.75
28.32
85.5
NOTES: N = Negative, P = Positive, * = Primary (Native) Mode, ** = DOS Mode
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Chapter 3 Setting Up to Watch Television
For ‘Preparing Your LCD HDTV for Wall Mounting’, see page 6.
3.1 Basic LCD HDTV Start Up
1. Connecting the Power Cable
Connect the power cord to the power cord connector on the back of the HDTV, and then plug the
power cord into an AC wall socket.
2. Connect Audio and Video Cables to the HDTV
(see pages 14 ~ 28 for detailed steps)
3. Turning Power On
Once all the components are connected, press the Power ON button on the side of the HDTV, or
press the Power ON (Orange) button on the remote control.
4. Initial Setup
After powering on the TV set, the Initial
Setup screen will come up; please
press the
control.
button on the remote
The Language choice screen will be
displayed; the default English option is
highlighted. If you wish to change the
OSD language to Español or Français,
press the
button on the remote
control to select the language you want.
Press the
button on the remote to
go to the next screen.
Note: At this point, if a Set-Top Box from your
Local Cable or Satellite Service Company or
other equipment is been used; please press the
LAST key on the remote control and skip to
Step 5 on page 31. If this is not your case,
please continue at Step b.
a. The Tuner screen will be
displayed; default choice is
Antenna. If you are using Cable
(No Box) Service, press the
button on the remote control to
highlight CABLE.
Press the
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b. The Channel Scan screen will
be displayed; default choice is
Scan.
Press the
button on the remote
control to commence the search for
available channels to be stored into
memory.
If you do not want to scan for
channels at this time, press the
button on the remote to highlight
Skip Scan and then press the
button.
Note: If you select Skip Scan, next time that you decide to complete this procedure; you will need to
select the TV as input (through the Input key) and then go through the Menu option to select the Tuner
setup to get the option of scanning the channels again.
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c.
The screen will now change
to show the progress of the
search for Analog (NTSC)
and Digital (ATSC) channels.
Note: DTV digital broadcast is not available in all areas. Refer to www.antennaweb.org to get information
about availability in your area, type of antenna and in which direction to point your antenna. The channel
availability through cable depends upon which channels your cable operator supplies in Clear QAM;
consult your cable operator for more information.
d. When finished, the
Complete screen will be
displayed to inform you that
the HDTV has completed
the Initial Setup.
Press the
button on the
remote control to exit and
begin watching TV.
5. Select Input Source
Select the Input Source for the HDTV by pressing the INPUT button on
the side of the TV or using the Input button on the remote control. Pressing
this button will cycle you through the following options: TV, AV1/S-VIDEO,
AV2, Component1, Component2, RGB, HDMI1, HDMI2, and HDMI3.
Now follow the procedure below to display channels from a different
signal (External TV Tuner, VCR, Cable Box or Satellite Receiver) source,
using different inputs at the back of you TV set.
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a. Select the correct input connection; RF (DTV/TV) connector, Composite (Yellow, Red and
White) connectors, Component (Red, Green, Blue plus Red and White) connectors, HDMI connectors
or Separate-Video (S-Video) plus Red and White connectors (if applicable). Make the physical
connection or hook up.
b. If you have an HD service you must use the HDMI (best) or Component connection.
Note: Composite (AV) and S-Video Cables can only be used for SD (480i) pictures.
c. Turn on your Cable Box, VCR, External TV Tuner or Satellite Receiver and you will see a
picture on your TV set. If there is not picture, make sure you have selected the correct input on the
TV set.
d. If the selected input is RF, you should be aware that the TV set needs to be on either
channel 3 or channel 4 matching the channel which has been selected on the back of the VCR, Cable
Box, External TV Tuner or Satellite Receiver; please refer to Owner or User’s Manual of such
equipment for details.
Note: The TV set will be displaying any television station or program selected by the Cable Box, VCR,
External Tuner or Satellite Receiver. The TV set will not be able to change programs or channels; this is
controlled by the equipment sending the signal. If the service being used is the one which setup
includes a box with two different outputs for two different (distant) rooms, then scanning
channels would help you to find the signal. Be aware that the channel to be selected varies from
provider to provider; meaning that, you may have to call your provider company so they could
provide you the specific channel when using high definition made TV sets. Some examples of
these channels are: 105, 106, 115 and 116.
6. Fine Tuning your TV set for Home Use.
After completing Procedure 4 or Procedure 5; please follow the steps below to optimize your TV
set display:
a. Press the MENU key to bring up
the Menu display. Use the
or
button to scroll to the Advanced Video
option.
b. Press the
button to select it.
c. Use the
or
button to scroll to the Color
Temperature option.
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d. Press the
button to select it.
e. Press either
or
button to
change setting to Normal, and then
press the LAST key again to go back
to previous screen.
f. Press either
or
button to
select the Picture Mode option.
g. Press either
or
button to change the
Picture Mode option to Standard.
h. Press the LAST key to exit the on screen
display Menu.
Note: If Procedure 4 had been done, you would
like to do the following to ensure that the correct
program times are shown when pressing the
Guide key:
Press the Menu key, this will bring up the picture
mode menu.
Press either
or
button scroll across to the
icon showing the little satellite dish or antenna.
The next screen will appear showing Time Zone.
Press either
or
button to select it.
Press either
or
button to choose the proper
Time Zone of your area.
Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task
has been completed.
Your new TV set is now ready to automatically reproduce the best picture quality out of the input signal
which is been fed into it. Enjoy your TV watching!!
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3.2 Watching a TV Program
Before you start watching TV, please make sure that any cable, satellite or off-air antenna connections
are secure. Also, verify that the power cord is plugged into a correctly grounded electrical outlet or surge
protector.
1.
Press the power button on the remote or on the side of the HDTV. The VIZIO logo on the
front will change from orange to white.
2.
There are 3 options for selecting your programming:
a. If you are using an antenna or cable connected through the DTV/TV CABLE/ANTENNA
input, you can select TV directly by pressing the TV button on the remote, or by pressing
the INPUT button on the remote or on the side of the HDTV.
b. If you are watching broadcasts through a cable or satellite set-top box connected by an
HDMI cable, select HDMI directly by pressing the HDMI button on the remote, or by
pressing the INPUT button on the remote or on the side of the HDTV.
c.
If you are watching broadcasts through a cable or satellite set-top box connected by a
Component (YPbPr) cable, select Component directly by pressing the Component button
on the remote, or by pressing the INPUT button on the remote or on the side of the HDTV.
Note: You should be able to see a picture. If you do not,
make sure that all of the HDTV connections are secure and
you have selected the correct video input source.
3.
When using option 2a, press the Channel buttons on the remote or the CH +/- buttons on the
side of the HDTV to change the channel. Note: The Channel buttons, on the side of the
HDTV and on the remote control will not work if you are watching a program using HDMI,
Component, AV-S (S-Video) and AV-C (Composite) inputs.
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3.3 Adjusting Basic HDTV Settings
Volume
To increase the volume, press and hold the
VOL+ or VOL- button on the side of the LCD
HDTV or remote control until the desired
level is reached.
TV Channels
To step up or down through the available TV
channels, press the CH+ or CH- button on
the side of the HDTV or remote control once
for the next or previous channel, or hold it
depressed until the desired channel is
reached. Note: Channel up and down will
only operate in DTV and TV modes.
Wide
Using this feature, you can watch video
content in different size modes on the HDTV.
Press the MENU button on the remote
control to bring up the OSD screen.
Press either the
or
button to select
Setup (wrench look alike icon) options.
Press the
button scroll down to Wide and select it.
Press either the
or
button to select among the modes.
Fore more information see Section Understanding Viewing Features - Viewing
Modes, on page 66.
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3.4 Program Information
Press the GUIDE button twice on the remote and program information for the channel you are watching
will be displayed.
Press the
or
button to scroll up or down the channels. Each time you pause at a channel, the
program list will update with the program schedule for the channel and the window will show the live
program for that channel. Press the GUIDE button to exit this feature.
3.5 Information
Informa tion on HDTV Status
When you change TV channels or inputs, or press the GUIDE button once on the remote, an Information
Banner is displayed for a few seconds to tell you the status of the LCD HDTV.
Program Information:
Provided by Broadcaster
Program
Rating
Closed Caption
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Chapter 4 Advanced Adjustment of HDTV
4.1 Using the On Screen Display (OSD)
The remote control or the control buttons on the right hand side of the TV can control all the function
settings. The On Screen Display (OSD) allows you to adjust the save contrast, brightness and other
settings. The TV will save changes made to the settings, even if the TV is turned off.
The OSD consists of several menu options: Picture Adjust, Audio Adjust, Setup and TV Tuner Setup.
The main menu options may very depending on your selected input source.
Note: Some of the main menu options may have additional submenus, i.e. the TV Rating submenu for
Parental Controls.
Press the MENU button on the remote control or
the side of the TV and the Picture Adjust menu
will be shown on the screen.
Press the
or
button on the remote control
or the VOL + or VOL – button on the side of the
HDTV to select one of the other menu options.
Picture Adjust
Audio Adjust
TV Tuner Setup
Once the menu option is displayed, press the
or
– button on the side of the TV to
Setup
button on the remote control or the CH + or CH
select one of the items to adjust.
Press the
button on the remote control or the VOL – button on the side of the HDTV to begin
adjustment of the item.
Press MENU when finished.
Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task
has been completed.
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4.2 DTV / TV Input Picture Adjustment
4.2.1 Picture Mode
When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE adjustment
page.
Press the
button to highlight the Picture Mode selection.
Use the
or
and Baseball.
button to choose from Custom, Standard, Movie, Game, Vivid, Football, Golf, Basketball
Picture Adjustments are available for you to set
them to your preferred settings.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.2.2 Backlight
Press the
selection.
button to highlight the Backlight
button to start adjusting the
Press the
brightness of the Backlight and the menu page will disappear and be replaced by a small Backlight
Indicator Bar so you can see the light level between the minimum and maximum available levels.
Use the
or button to adjust the level.
The Backlight level does not affect the Brightness (black level) or Contrast (white level) of the picture, it
adjusts the lamp current and this affects the overall brilliance of the picture.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
Note: This setting will be disabled and disappear if Enhanced Contrast Ratio is turned on.
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4.2.3 Brightness
Press the
button to highlight the Brightness selection.
Press the
button to start adjusting the brightness and the menu page will disappear and be replaced
by a small Brightness Indicator Bar so you can see the brightness level between the minimum and
maximum available levels.
Use the
or
button to adjust the level.
The Brightness adjusts the black levels in the picture. If the brightness is too low you will not be able to
see the detail in darker parts of the picture and if the brightness is too high the picture will look washed
out.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.2.4 Contrast
Press the
button to highlight the Contrast selection.
Press the
button to start adjusting the contrast and the menu page will disappear and be replaced by
a small Contrast Indicator Bar so you can see the contrast level between the minimum and maximum
available levels.
Use the
or
button to adjust the level.
The Contrast adjusts the white levels in the picture. If the contrast is too low the picture will look washed
out and if the contrast is too high you will not be able to see any detail in the bright parts of a picture.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.2.5 Color
Press the
button to highlight the Color selection.
Press the
button to start adjusting the color and the menu page will disappear and be replaced by a
small Color Indicator Bar so you can see the color level between the minimum and maximum available
levels.
Use the
or
button to adjust the level.
The Color adjusts the amount of color in the picture.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
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4.2.6 Tint
Press the
button to highlight the Tint selection.
button to start adjusting the tint and the menu page will disappear and be replaced by a
Press the
small Tint Indicator Bar so you can see the tint adjustment to the left or right of the nominal position.
Use the
or
button to adjust the level.
The Tint adjusts the hue of the picture. The easiest way to set tint is to look at flesh tones and adjust for
a realistic appearance. In most cases, the default middle position is correct. If people’s faces look too
orange try reducing the level of color first as the case of this is often too much color.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.2.7 Sharpness
Press the
button to highlight the Sharpness selection.
Press the
button to start adjusting the sharpness and the menu page will disappear and be replaced
by a small Sharpness Indicator Bar so you can see the sharpness level between the minimum and
maximum available levels. Use the
or
button to adjust the level.
The Sharpness adjusts the sharpness of the picture.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.2.8 Advanced Video Features
Press the
button to highlight the option for Advanced Video selection and press either the
button to
select it. A new menu will be displayed showing the advanced functions available for fine tuning of the
picture.
Noise Reduction (SNR)
Press the
button to highlight Smart Noise
Reduction (SNR). Use this feature to diminish
picture artifacts caused by the digitizing of
image motion content that may be present in the
picture. Press the
or
button to choose
from the Off, Low, Medium or Strong setting.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
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Color Enhancement
Press the
button to highlight Smart Color Enhancement. Use this feature to increase the picture
reproduction performance of the picture.
Press the
or
button to choose from Off, Normal, Rich Color, Green/Flesh and Green/Blue setting.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
Advanced Adaptive Luma
Press the
button to highlight Advanced Adaptive Luma. Large areas of darkness in a picture will
result in a lower Average Picture Level (APL) and the overall picture will look too dark; activation of this
feature will raise the APL to counteract this effect.
Press the
or
button to choose from the Off, Low, Medium, Strong, or Extend setting.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
Enhanced Contrast Ratio
Press the
button to highlight Enhanced
Contrast Ratio. This feature can be set to On or
OFF to allow the TV set to adjust its backlight to
display dark and bright scenes with a more vivid or
intense quality.
Press the
or
button to turn this feature On
or Off. Note: Backlight setting would be disabled if
this option is set to On.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
Color Temperature
Press the
button to highlight the option for Color Temperature selection.
The default is COOL; this is the 9300K setting.
or
button if you want to choose
Press the
the Normal, Warm or Custom option.
If you choose the Custom option, then a new
menu will be displayed showing the primary color
items, Red, Green and Blue.
Press the
to adjust.
button to highlight the color you wish
Press the
button to start adjusting the color and
the menu page will disappear and be replaced by
a small Color (Red, Green or Blue) Indicator Bar as before.
Use the
or
button to adjust the color.
Press the MENU button when finished. Repeat the procedure to adjust the other colors if desired.
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4.2.9 Reset Picture Mode
Press the
button to highlight the option for
Reset Picture Mode selection
button to return on Picture settings to
Press
factory default.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
Note: Only settings under the pictures adjustment
tab will be reset.
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4.3 DTV / TV Input Audio Adjustment
4.3.1 Audio Mode
When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE adjustment
page.
Press the
ADJUST page.
Press the
selection.
button to display the AUDIO
button to highlight the Audio Mode
Use the
or
button to choose from Flat, Rock,
Pop, Classic or Jazz.
Equalizer adjustments are available for you to set
them to your preferred settings.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.3.2 Equalizer
Press the
Press the
button to highlight the Equalizer selection.
button to start adjusting
A new menu will be displayed showing volumes of
different frequencies (pitches).
Starting from lowest to the highest pitch, they are
120 Hz, 500Hz, 1.5kHz, 5kHz and 10kHz.
Press the
button to highlight the frequency you
wish to adjust.
Use the
or
button to adjust for boost or
attenuation. For example if you want to boost the
bass you would highlight 120Hz and turn it up.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
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4.3.3 Balance
Press the
button to highlight the Balance selection.
button to start adjusting the balance and the menu page will disappear and be replaced by a
Press the
small Balance Indicator Bar, as before, so you can see the balance adjustment to the left or right of the
nominal position.
Use the
or
button to adjust the left/right balance.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.3.4 Surround
Press the
selection.
button to highlight the Surround
Press the
button to select for the simulated
surround sound feature to be On or Off.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
4.3.5 Digital Audio
A udio Out
Press the
button to highlight the Digital Audio Out selection.
Press the
or
button to make the proper selection. The options are OFF, Dolby Digital and PCM.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.3.6 Speakers
Press the
button to highlight the Speakers selection.
Press either
or
button to turn the internal speakers On or Off. You may want to turn-off the
internal speakers when listening to the audio through your Home Theatre System.
Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task
has been completed.
4.3.7 Audio Out
Press the
button to highlight the Audio Line Out selection.
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Press either
or
button to turn the audio out signal to Fixed or Variable. When it is set to
variable, volume from the external speakers will change according to the volume setting on the TV. If it is
fixed, the volume can only be changed by the settings on the external stereo system.
Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task
has been completed.
4.3.8 Lip Sync
Included with the advanced technology of your TV, a feature which will compensate the shortcomings of
signal transmission called audio sync (Lip Sync). Lip Sync is designed to adjust the audio of the program
being viewed so that it matches the movement of the lips of someone talking on the screen. This feature
is built into your set, and it can be applied to all inputs. To use this feature, follow the steps below.
Press the MENU key to bring up the OSD.
Using either the
or
button scroll across
to the microphone icon, the Audio menu will be
displayed.
Press either
or
up or down to Lip Sync.
button to scroll either
Press either
or
button to make the
appropriated adjustment.
Press the LAST key once to return to the previous
screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task has been completed.
4.3.9 Reset Audio Mode
Press the
button to highlight the option for
Reset Audio Mode selection
Press
button to return on Audio settings to
factory default.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
Note: Only settings under the audio adjustment
tab will be reset.
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4.4 DTV / TV Tuner Setup
When you first used your HDTV you will have setup your TV for DTV / TV channels using the Initial Setup
screens. If you did not do this or if your setup has changed, you can do this from the TV TUNER SETUP
menu.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.4.1 Tuner Mode
When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen
Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE
adjustment page. Press the
the TV page.
Press the
selection.
button to display
button to highlight the Tuner Mode
Press the
button to choose Cable or Air
(Antenna) depending upon which equipment you
have attached to the DTV / TV Input.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.4.2 Auto Search
Press the
selection.
button to highlight the Auto Search
Press the
button to Auto Search for TV
channels available. The TV will automatically
search for analog and digital channels.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
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4.4.3 Partial Channel Search
If you believe channels are missed from the auto
search, you can do a partial channel search to
look for channel in a certain channel range again.
Press the
button to highlight the Partial
Channel Search selection.
Press the
button to enter the submenu.
Press the
button to select scan mode to look
for Analog, Digital, or both Analog/Digital channels.
Press the
button to highlight the “To” and
“From” selection. Press the
button to select the
range of channel numbers you want to start searching in.
Press MENU to start channel search.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.4.4 Skip Channel
After the TV has stored all of the available DTV channels in memory you will find that some channels will
be too weak to watch comfortably or they may be channels you do not want to see. Select the channel
you wish to remove, press MENU and
buttons to open the TV TUNER SETUP menu and then press
the
button to highlight SKIP CHANNEL. Press the
button to select this channel to be skipped
when using the CH+ or CH- button. You will still be able to select this channel using the number buttons
on the remote control.
4.4.5 MTS
This feature allows you, the user to select the different languages in which the signal provider or
broadcaster is transmitting the audio with the program you are watching. This signal is usually or in most
cases Spanish language.
Press the
button as many times as it takes to scroll down to this option and get it highlighted.
Press either
or
button to go through the settings of this feature to make your selection.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.4.6 Time Zone
Setting the correct Time Zone for your area will
ensure that the correct program times are shown
after pressing the GUIDE button on the remote
control.
Press the
selection.
button to highlight the Time Zone
Press the
or
button to select your area.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
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4.4.7 Daylight
Daylight Saving
As for Time Zone, setting the daylight saving time for your area will ensure that the correct program times
are shown after pressing the GUIDE button on the remote control.
Press the
button to highlight the Daylight Saving selection.
Press the
or
button to select On or Off.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.5 DTV / TV Input Setup
4.5.1 Language
When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen
Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE
adjustment page. Press the
SETUP page is displayed.
button until the
Press the
button to highlight the Language
selection. The default is English.
Press the
or
button to select Español or
Français.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
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4.5.2 Sleep Timer
Press the
selection.
button to highlight the Sleep Timer
Press the
button to select the timer to turn-off
the TV in 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
4.5.3 Wide
The Wide option is the feature which allows you to select how your display would be size wise. When in
TV mode; the selections are Normal, Wide and Panoramic views.
Press the
button as many times as it takes to scroll down to this option and highlight it.
Press either
or
button to make the correct selection, you will see the screen adjusting to the
different sizes which apply to this feature.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
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4.5.4 Input Naming
This feature has been added to facilitate you, the user in identifying or label the input and signal which is
being watched. You could use up to 8 characters; either letters or numbers or combinations of both.
Press
Press
button to highlight this option.
button to obtain the next screen which shows the different inputs.
Press
button to select the desired input which you want to label or name (Examples: VCR, DVD,..,
etc.) it with any name which will make easier for you to recognize it.
Press the MENU key to go to the first space (_) in the bracket.
Press either the
or
button and select
either the letter or number belongs to this place.
Press the
and again
button to go to the next space (_)
or
button select the
Using either the
second character of the name given to this Input.
Repeat the last previous two steps until the name
of the input is completed.
Press the MENU key to accept the name of the
input or the LAST key to cancel the setting. .
Press the LAST key when you have finished to go
to the previous menu.
Since you are already in this feature; it is
recommendable to name all the Inputs which are
being used as well as these for which you have an
idea what their name is going to be.
Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task
has been completed.
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4.5.5 CC (Closed Caption)
Press the
Press the
button to highlight the CC(Closed Caption) selection.
button. A separate menu will appear with the following CC settings
Closed Caption on Mute
When selecting Closed Caption as a feature to be
used; Closed Caption On Mute will provide you
with the option to obtain closed captioning when
you press the key labeled mute on your Remote
Control.
Press
button as many times as it takes to get
this option highlighted.
or
button to toggle between
Press either
Off and On to make the correct selection.
Press the key labeled LAST as many times as it
takes to exit the menu screens.
CC
When watching regular analog (NTSC) TV, the CC
feature is available in the Setup menu.
Press the
button to highlight the CC selection.
Press the
button to select CC1, CC2, CC3 or
CC4.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
Closed Caption for regular TV is usually CC1 or
CC2.
Digital Closed Caption Style
When watching DTV, the Digital CC Style feature is available in the Setup menu.
Press the
button to highlight the Digital CC
Style selection.
Press the
button to go to the next screen.
Press either
or
button to toggle between
the two options; As Broadcaster and Custom.
If Custom is selected then you will have the way of
customize the way Closed Caption will be
displayed by changing these different parameters
to your like: Font Size (letters size), Font Color
(letters color) Font Opacity (transparency of the
letters), Background Color (color of the background area where Closed Caption is going to be
displayed), Background Opacity (allows to either see through at the scene being played or it could be a
solid screen), Window Color (it gives the color to the area where characters will be displayed on) and
finally Window Opacity (allows the area of the characters to be changed) . There are no
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recommendations of setting these parameters since you, the user would have your own taste or like of
them.
Press the key labeled LAST as many times as it takes to exit the menu screens.
4.5.6 H/V Position
Press the
selection.
button to highlight the H/V Position
Press the
button. A separate menu will appear
with the following H/V Position settings
H. Position
Press the
button to highlight the Horizontal
Shift selection.
Press the
button to start adjusting the
horizontal position of the picture.
or
button to adjust the horizontal position.
Use the
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
V. Position
Press the
selection.
button to highlight the Vertical Shift
Press the
button to start adjusting the vertical
position of the picture.
Use the
or
button to adjust the vertical
position.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
H-SIZE
Press the
button to highlight the H-Size selection.
Press the
button to start adjusting the horizontal size of the picture.
Use the
or
button to adjust the horizontal size.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
V-SIZE
Press the
button to highlight the V-Size selection.
Press the
button to start adjusting the vertical size of the picture.
Use the
or
button to adjust the vertical size.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
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4.5.7 DTV / TV
TV Input Parental Control
If you want to restrict certain channel and program
viewing, you can do this by turning on the Parental
Control. Selected programs, movies and channels
can then be made available only after an
authorized password has been entered and
accepted by the TV.
When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen
Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE
adjustment page.
Press the
Press the
press the
button to display the SETUP page.
button to highlight Parental, then
button.
The Password must be entered before the TV will
continue with Parental settings.
The default
password set in the factory is 0 0 0 0. If you are
going to use the Parental Control feature you
should change the password.
Note: Make sure you write down and store the new password in a secure place.
The Reset All Settings feature (see page 58) does NOT reset the password.
4.5.8 Channel Block
Press the
button to highlight the Channel
Block selection.
Press the
button to go to the next screen.
Press the
button to highlight the channel you
want to block.
Press the MENU button to block the highlighted
channel.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
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4.5.9 US TV Rating
Follow the procedure in the previous section to
display the Parental Control menu and then press
the
button to highlight the US TV Rating
selection.
Press the
button and the Block TV Rating
panel will be displayed.
In the Block TV Rating panel you can customize
the program blocking of the following TV ratings:
Y – All children
Y7 – Older children
G – General audience
PG – Guidance suggested
14 – Strongly cautioned
MA – Mature audience
You can also customize the TV ratings for the
following content:
A – All subratings
D – Sexual dialog
L – Adult language
S – Sexual situations
V - Violence
FV – Fantasy violence
or
button to navigate through
Press the
the TV rating options.
Press the MENU button to block (locked) or allow (unlocked).
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4.5.10 US Movie Rating (For US)
Press the
button to highlight the US Movie Rating selection.
Press the
button and the Block Movie Rating panel will be displayed.
In the Block Movie Rating panel you can customize the program blocking of the following Movie ratings:
G
– General audience
PG
– Parental guidance suggested
PG-13 – Recommended for children 13
years of age or older
R
– Mature audience
NC-17 – No one under 17 years of age
X
– No one under 17 years of age
Press the
or
button to navigate through
the Movie rating options.
Press the MENU button to block (locked) or allow
(unlocked).
4.5.11 Canadian English Rating
Press the
button to highlight the Canadian English Rating selection.
Press the
button and the Block Canadian
English Rating panel will be displayed.
In the Block Canadian English Rating panel you
can customize the program blocking of the
following ratings:
C
– Children
C8+
– Children 8 years or older
G
– General Programming, suitable
for all audiences
PG
– Parental guidance
14+
– Viewers 14 years or older
18+
– Adult programming
Press the
or
button to navigate through the Movie rating options.
Press the MENU button to block (locked) or allow (unlocked).
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4.5.12 Canadian French Rating
Press the
button to highlight the Canadian French Rating selection.
Press the
button and the Block Canadian French Rating panel will be displayed.
In the Block Canadian French Rating panel you can customize the program blocking of the following
ratings:
G
– General audience
8 ans+ – General – not recommended for
young children
13 ans+– Not suitable for children under
13 years of age
16 ans+– Not suitable for under 16 years
of age
18 ans+– Adults only
Press the
or
button to navigate through
the Movie rating options.
Press the MENU button to block (locked) or allow (unlocked).
4.5.13 DTV Rating
This option is designed to update the TV or Movie table of different ratings for programs being viewed in
your local or regional area. It will allow the parental guidance control feature in your TV to have the most
current parental control database for a digital signal. This option may be available in the future for
activation. This option works as follows: Whenever
you decide to use the Parental Control feature and
this option has been activated in your area, the
Check for New DTV Rating will be a solid color
indicating that an update is available for any rating
tables. After entering the password, the Parental
menu will appear on the screen, and then do the
following.
Observe the status of the DTV Rating. If option is
faded out, no update is available (the option is not
activated in your area).
If it is not faded out, press either
to select this option.
or
button
Press
button to execute this operation. Please follow the on screen instructions to complete this
procedure.
Press either
or
to select and then adjust any other option in this menu.
Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task
has been completed.
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4.5.14 Blocked Unrated Programming
Follow the procedure in the previous section 4.5.7
to display the Parental Control menu and then
press the
button to highlight the Block
Unrated TV selection.
Press the
button to turn-on or turn-off the
blocking of programming that does not have a
rating.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
4.5.15 Change the Password
button to highlight the Access Code
Press the
Edit selection.
Press the
button and the new Password panel
will be displayed.
Enter the new, 4-digit password using the number
buttons on the remote. Enter it a second time to
confirm you entered it correctly.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
Note: Make sure you write down and store the new password in a secure place.
The Reset All Settings feature (see below) does NOT reset the password.
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4.5.16 Reset All Settings
Press the
button to highlight the Reset All
Settings selection.
Press the
button to reset the TV to the default
factory settings.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
Note: This does NOT reset the Parental Control
Password.
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4.6 HDMI Input Picture Adjustment
The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same
way for the HDMI Input as for the DTV / TV input
in section 4.2. Once the adjustments are
completed press the LAST button repeatedly to
exit the OSD completely.
4.7 HDMI Input Audio Adjustment
The Audio Adjust menu operates in the same way
for the HDMI Input as for the DTV / TV input in
section 4.3.
4.8 HDMI Input Setup
The Setup menu operates in the same way for the
HDMI Input as for the TV input in section 4.4. The
menu difference is that there is no DTV / TV or
Parental Control adjustments.
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4.9 Video Input Picture Adjustment
The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same
way for Video Inputs (Component and AV) as for
the DTV / TV input in section 4.2. The menu
difference is that there is no icon along the top for
DTV / TV adjustments.
4.10 Video Input Audio Adjustment
The Audio Adjust menu operates in the same way
for Video Inputs (Component and AV) as for the
DTV / TV input in section 4.3.
The menu
difference is that there is no icon along the top for
DTV / TV adjustments.
4.11 Video Input Setup
The Setup menu operates in a similar way for
Video Inputs (Component and AV) as for the TV
input in section 4.4. The menu difference is that
there is an auto phase setting under the H/V
Position submenu when using Component input.
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Auto Phase (for Component input)
Press the
button to highlight the H/V Position.
Press the
button and the new H/V Position
submenu will be displayed.
Press the
button to highlight Auto Phase.
Press the
button to execute this option. The
TV will automatically look for the phase of the
signal to fine tune the picture.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
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4.12 Video Input Parental Control
The Parental Control menu operates in the same
way for Video Inputs (Component and AV) as for
the DTV / TV input in section 4.5.7. The menu
difference is that there is no icon along the top for
DTV / TV adjustments.
4.13 PC Input Picture Adjustment
The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same way for the PC Input as for the DTV / TV input in section
4.2 for Backlight, Contrast, Brightness and Color Temperature.
4.13.1 Auto Adjust
When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen
Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE
adjustment page.
Press the
selection.
button to highlight the Auto Adjust
Press the
button for the LCD HDTV to adjust
to the PC signal timing automatically.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
4.13.2 Backlight
Press the
button to highlight the Backlight selection.
Press the
button to start adjusting the brightness of the Backlight and the menu page will disappear
and be replaced by a small Backlight Indicator Bar so you can see the light level between the minimum
and maximum available levels.
Use the
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The Backlight level does not affect the Brightness (black level) or Contrast (white level) of the picture, it
adjusts the lamp current and this affects the overall brilliance of the picture.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.13.3 Brightness
Press the
button to highlight the Brightness selection.
Press the
button to start adjusting the brightness and the menu page will disappear and be replaced
by a small Brightness Indicator Bar so you can see the brightness level between the minimum and
maximum available levels.
Use the
or
button to adjust the level.
The Brightness adjusts the black levels in the picture. If the brightness is too low you will not be able to
see the detail in darker parts of the picture and if the brightness is too high the picture will look washed
out.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.13.4 Contrast
Press the
button to highlight the Contrast selection.
Press the
button to start adjusting the contrast and the menu page will disappear and be replaced by
a small Contrast Indicator Bar so you can see the contrast level between the minimum and maximum
available levels.
Use the
or
button to adjust the level.
The Contrast adjusts the white levels in the picture. If the contrast is too low the picture will look washed
out and if the contrast is too high you will not be able to see any detail in the bright parts of a picture.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
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4.13.5 Color Temperature
Press the
button to highlight the option for
Color Temperature selection.
The default is the 9300K (Cool) setting.
Press the
or
button if you want to choose
the 9300, 6500 or Custom option.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
If you choose the Custom option, then a new menu will be displayed showing the primary color items,
Red, Green and Blue. Press the
button to highlight the color you wish to adjust.
Press the
button to start adjusting the color
and the menu page will disappear and be replaced
by a small Color (Red, Green or Blue) Indicator
or
button to adjust
Bar as before. Use the
the color.
Press the MENU button when finished. Repeat
the procedure to adjust the other colors if desired.
Once the adjustments are completed press the
LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD
completely.
4.13.6 H-SIZE
Press the
button to highlight the H-Size selection.
Press the
button to start adjusting the horizontal size of the picture.
Use the
or
button to adjust the horizontal size.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.13.7 H. Position
Press the
button to highlight the Horizontal Shift selection.
Press the
button to start adjusting the horizontal position of the picture.
Use the
or
button to adjust the horizontal position.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
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4.13.8 V. Position
Press the
button to highlight the Vertical Shift selection.
Press the
button to start adjusting the vertical position of the picture.
Use the
or
button to adjust the vertical position.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.13.9 Fine Tune
Press the
button to highlight the Fine Tune selection.
Press the
button to start tuning the to the PC signal.
Use the
or
button to adjust the tuning.
Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
4.14 PC Input Audio Adjustment
The Audio Adjust menu operates in the same way
for the PC Input as for the DTV / TV input in
section 4.3. The menu difference is that there are
no icons along the top for DTV / TV and Parental
Control adjustments.
4.15 PC Input Setup
The Setup menu operates in the same way for the
PC Input as for the DTV / TV input in section 4.4.
The menu difference is that there is no icon along
the top for TV adjustments and no Closed Caption.
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4.16 Understanding Viewing Features
Your HDTV features the following viewing modes. You can switch viewing modes using the remote
control, please follow the instructions in page 35.
4.16.1 Viewing Modes
Normal Mode
The original 4:3 aspect ratio (1.33:1 source) is preserved, so black bars are
added to the left and right of the display image. Standard TV broadcasts are
displayed with a 4:3 Aspect Ratio. Movies in 4:3 Aspect Ratio may be referred
to as pan-and-scan or full frame. These movies were originally filmed in 16:9
(widescreen), and then modified to fit a traditional TV screen (4:3).
Wide Mode
When watching a standard broadcast or full-frame movie in this mode,
the display image is stretched proportionately to fill the TV screen.
When watching a widescreen (1.78:1 source) program or movie, the
display image fills the TV screen. If you are watching a widescreen
(1.85:1 or 2.35:1 source) program or movie, there will still be black
bars at the top and bottom.
Panoramic Mode
When watching a standard broadcast or full frame movie in this mode,
the 4:3 Aspect Ratio (1.33:1 source) display image is stretched
horizontally on the left and right sides to fill the TV screen. The center
of the image is not stretched.
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Chapter 5 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
5.1 Maintenance
Important
1.
2.
Make sure that the power cable is removed from the socket before cleaning the TV.
Do not use volatile solvent (such as toluene, rosin and alcohol) to clean the TV. Such
chemicals may damage the housing, screen glass and remote control, and cause paint to
peel.
Cleaning the Housing and Remote Control
1.
2.
Use the VIZIO soft cloth (included) for cleaning.
If the housing or remote control is seriously contaminated, use a soft cloth moistened with
diluted neutral cleaner to clean the display. Wring water out of the cloth before cleaning to
prevent water from penetrating into the housing. Wipe the display with a dry cloth after
cleaning.
Cleaning the Screen
1.
2.
Use the VIZIO soft cotton cloth (included) to gently clean the screen.
The screen glass is very fragile. Do not scrape it with any sharp object. Do not press or tap
the screen to avoid cracking. When the screen is seriously contaminated, use a soft cloth
moistened with diluted neutral cleaner to clean the display. Wring water out of the cloth
before cleaning to prevent water from penetrating into the housing. Wipe the display with a
dry cloth after cleaning.
5.2 Troubleshooting Guide
If the TV fails or the performance changes dramatically, check the display in accordance with the
following instructions. Remember to check the peripherals to pinpoint the source of the failure. If the
display still fails to perform as expected, contact the VIZIO for assistance by calling 1-877-MYVIZIO (6984946) or e-mail us at techsupport@vizio.com.
Problem
Solution
No power.
Make sure the power button is ON (White VIZIO Logo).
Make sure AC power cord is securely connected to the AC socket.
Plug another electrical device (like a radio) to the power outlet to verify that the
outlet is supplying the proper voltage.
No sound.
Check your audio connection
Press MUTE on the remote control again, so that MUTE disappears from the screen
Check your audio settings, your TV audio may be set to SAP, min or speakers off
Press the Volume + (Up) key on your remote control
Make sure that headphones are not connected
If the screen is black.
Check your input connections.
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Problem
Solution
Power is ON but no screen
image.
Make sure the video cable supplied with the TV is secured to the correct video
output port on the back of the VCR and the TV. Make any cable you have attached
to the TV is secured to the correct output your Set-Top Box, DVD, etc.
A
 djust brightness and contrast.
Check Source settings.
Wrong or abnormal colors
appear.
If any colors (red, green, or blue) are missing, check the video cable to make sure it
is securely connected.
Control buttons do not work.
Press only one button at a time.
Remote
work.
Make sure batteries are inserted correctly
Batteries could be weak.
Make sure you have selected TV on the remote.
Control
does
not
There appears to be image
quality issues.
For best image quality, view HD wide screen programs where possible. If HD
content is not available view “Standard Definition” from a digital source. Standard,
analog TV will always be noticeably inferior to HD because your digital flat panel TV
has video that is many times better than old TV’s and so you can see interference
and deficiencies you did not know you had.
You cannot see a picture.
Make sure that the power cord is plugged into a grounded electrical outlet.
Make sure that the power button is turned on.
Make sure that the selected input source is connected to a working input source.
If your TV is connected to your computer in RGB or HDMI mode, press any key on
your keyboard to “wake” your computer.
You see a distorted picture or
hear unusual sound.
You may be getting interference from electrical appliances, cars, motorcycles, or
fluorescent lights. If you have not mounted it on the wall, try moving your TV to
another location to see if this is the cause of the problem.
The picture has abnormal
patterns.
Make sure that the input source cable is attached securely and correctly to the back
of your TV.
Make sure that the video input source is within the range of your TV. Compare the
video input source’s specifications with your TV specifications.
The display image does not
cover the entire screen.
If you are using RGB mode, make sure that H Size and V Position in the On Screen
Display (OSD) are set correctly.
If you are using TV, AV-C (Composite), AV-S (S-Video) or Component with 480i
input, follow instructions in page 49 to obtain the desired screen mode.
You can see a picture but you
cannot hear sound.
Make sure that the volume is not turned down.
Make sure that the sound is not muted.
Make sure that your audio input source cables are connected securely and correctly.
The TV has pixels that are
always dark or colored.
Your LCD HDTV is manufactured using an extremely high level of precision
technology, however, sometimes some pixels of your LCD HDTV may not display.
Pixel defects within industry specifications are inherent to this type of product and do
not constitute a defective product.
You see “noise” or “trash” on
the screen.
When your LCD HDTV’s digital capabilities exceed a digital broadcast signal, the
signal is up-converted (increased) to match your TV’s display capabilities. Upconverting can cause noise or trash.
You switch to a different input
and the volume changes.
The TV remembers the volume level from the last time you adjusted it. If the sound
level is higher or lower from another source, then the loudness will change.
You switch to a different input
and the screen size changes.
The TV remembers the viewing mode from the last time you used a particular input
(AV-C (Composite), AV-S (S-Video), Component, HDMI and TV).
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Tips for High-Definition Users.
The LCD HDTV is an ideal platform for viewing High Definition Content.
Best Image Quality will be achieved by the HDMI Input, then YPbPr, then RGB.
However, due to variances in broadcast practices, it is possible some image
distortions can occur.
Tips for Letterbox Content Users.
Letterboxed (or “Widescreen”) versions of DVD movies are most commonly
formatted for standard 4:3 Televisions. The LCD HDTV has the capability of
expanding this content so the entire screen is filled at the expense of image
accuracy. Follow the instructions in page 32.
5.3 Telephone & Technical Support
Products are often returned due to a technical problem rather than a defective product that may result in
unnecessary shipping charges billed to you. Our trained support personnel can often resolve the problem
over the phone. For more information on warranty service or repair, after the warranty period, please
contact our Support Department at the number below.
Customer support and quality service are integral parts of VIZIO’s commitment to service excellence.
For technical assistance contact our VIZIO Technical Support Department via email or phone.
E-mail: techsupport@vizio.com
Tel: 877-MYVIZIO (877-698-4946)
Hours of operations:
6:00am – 6:00pm PST Monday – Friday
10:00am – 2:00pm PST Saturday – Sunday
Please have your VIZIO model number, serial number and date of purchase available before you call.
VIZIO
39 Tesla
Irvine, CA 92618
Tel: (949) 428-2525 Fax: (949) 585-9563
Web: www.VIZIO.com
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5.4 Compliance
Caution: Always use a power cable that is properly grounded. Please use the AC cords listed below for
each area.
USA
Canada
Germany
UK
Japan
UL
CSA
VDE
BASE/BS
Electric Appliance Control Act
5.5 FCC Class B Radio Interference Statement
NOTE: 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:
1.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
2.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
3.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
4.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Notice:
1.
2.
3.
The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Shielded interface cables and AC power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply with
the emission limits.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized
modification to this equipment. It is the responsibilities of the user to correct such
interference.
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Chapter 6 Miscellaneous Information
6.1 Specifications
Specifications
Panel
37” Diagonal, 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Resolution
1366 x 768 pixels
Pixel (Dot) Pitch
0.6 mm (H) x 0.6 mm (V)
Display Compatibility
HDTV (720P)
Colors
16.7 Million
Brightness
450 cd/m (typical)
Contrast
1100:1(typical), 5500:1 with DCR
Response Time
6.5ms (typical)
Viewing Angle
>178° (horizontal/vertical)
Inputs
1x RF (ATSC/QAM/NTSC)
2x Composite Video and stereo audio (one
stereo audio shared with Component input)
1x S-Video
Outputs
1x SPDIF Optical Digital Audio, 1x Headphone, 1x Analog Stereo Audio
Features
ATSC/Clear QAM tuner, NTSC video decoding via RF or composite video, 3:2 or 2:2 reverse
pull-down, Motion adaptive de-interlace,
Progressive video scan via component
video/VGA/HDMI, HDTV via HDMI or component video, Color temperature adjustments of
5400K/6500K/9300K, Independent Red/Green/Blue adjustments for color temperature fine
tuning, Signal Compatibility 480i (SDTV), 480P (EDTV), 720P (HDTV), 1080i (HDTV),
Computer support at 640x480/800x600/1024x768/1360x768 via VGA/HDMI
Speakers
2xBuilt-in, 10W Speakers
Panel Life
50,000 hours to half the original brightness
2
2x Component and stereo audio (one stereo
audio shared with Composite input)
3x HDMI v1.3 with HDCP (with stereo audio),
1 with Stereo Audio RCA
1x RGB plus stereo audio
Power
Input
IEC Connector for direct power line connection
Voltage Range
120Vac at 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
200W (max) , <1W standby
Environmental Conditions
Operating
Temperature: 5°C~35°C, Relative Humidity: 20~80%, Altitude: 0~14,000 ft
Non-Operating
Temperature: -20°C~50°C, Relative Humidity: 10~90%, Altitude: 0~40,000 ft
Dimensions
36.22"W x 26.04"H x 8.58"D (920mm x 662mm x 218mm) with stand;
36.22”W x 24.88"H x 4.33"D (920mm x 632mm x 110mm) without stand
Net Weight
38.23lbs (17.34kg) without stand, 39.68lbs (18.0kg) with stand
Gross Weight
49.52lbs (22.46kg)
Certifications
CSA C/US, FCC Class B
*Product specifications may change without notice or obligation.
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6.2 Glossary – Standard Definitions
Analog TV: Today’s TV system using radio frequency waves to transmit and display pictures and sound.
Aspect Ratio (4x3): Traditional TV “aspect ratio”, that is, the screen’s width as compared to its height.
For example, a “32 inch TV screen” would be 25 inches wide and 19 inches tall.
Aspect Ratio (16x9): “Wide screen TV” aspect ratio which is more like a movie screen than a traditional
TV. For example, a “32 inch TV screen” would be 28 inches wide and 16 inches tall.
Digital TV (DTV): Television delivered and displayed using radio frequency waves that contain
information that is digitally encoded for improved quality and efficiency.
Enhanced Definition TV (EDTV): A better digital television transmission than SDTV with at least 480P,
in a 16x9 or 4x3 display and Dolby digital surround sound. 480P is the quality used by most DVD players.
EDTV provides 300-400,000 pixels.
HDTV Monitor (sometimes called HDTV Ready): A set that can display HDTV programming if you have
a separate HDTV tuner, HD Cable Set-Top Box or HD Satellite Set-Top-Box Receiver.
HDTV Tuner (also decoder, receiver, set-top box): A device capable of receiving and outputting HDTV
signals for display. It may be stand-alone or integrated in the set.
High-Definition Television (HDTV): The best quality picture, wide screen (16x9) display with at least
720 progressively scanned lines (720P) or 1080 interlaced lines (1080i) and Dolby digital surround sound.
HDTV provides 900,000-2.1 million pixels.
Integrated HDTV: An HDTV that has the digital tuner built into the set. It does not need a separate settop box to receive over-the-air DTV signals.
Interlace Scan: A way to scan vertical lines onto a TV picture by scanning all the odd lines first, then
filling the in the even lines (this happens instantaneously).
Plug-and-Play or Digital Cable Ready: A DTV or other device for digital cable consumers that plugs
directly into the cable jack and does not require a separate set-top box. Plug-and-Play TV owners must
obtain a CableCARD from their cable company in order to view scrambled programming services.
Progressive Scan: A way to scan vertical lines onto a TV picture by scanning all the lines consecutively
(progressively).
Standard Definition TV (SDTV): Basic digital television transmission that may be displayed with fewer
than 480 progressively scanned lines (480P) in 16 x 9 or 4 x 3 format. 480 interlaced (480i) is the quality
of today’s analog TV system.
Source: Buying a Digital Television, CEA, HDTV Guide, 2005
Note: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
and the Consumer Electronics Retailers Coalition (CERC) have made a new tip sheet available for digital
television (DTV) retailers to reproduce and distribute to consumers on the sales floor. The file may be
downloaded online at www.dtv.gov. While you’re there, check out the other useful information in the FCC
is making available to consumers interested in learning more about the analog to digital transition.
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6.3 Index
A
Accessories, 5
Adjustments
Selecting the Screen Size, 72
Stepping through TV Channels, 35
Volume, 9, 35, 67
Advanced Video Features
Black Level Extender, 41
Color Temperature (Color Temperature, 41
CTI (Color Transient Improvement, 41
DNR (Dynamic Noise Reduction, 40
Flesh Tone, 41
C
Cleaning your VIZIO TV, 67
Coax (RF)
Connecting for DTV, 15
Connecting your Basic Set Top Box, 19
Component
Connecting your DVD Player, 22
Connecting your HDTV Set-Top Box, 18
Composite (AV)
Connecting your Basic Set-Top Box, 19
Connecting your DVD Player, 23
Controls
Front Panel, 9
Side Panel, 9
D
Disassembling, 7
DTV
Audio Adjustment, 43
Parental Control, 53
Picture Adjustment, 38
Special Features, 48
Tuner Setup, 46
DTV Audio Adjust
Audio Out, 44
Balance, 44
Digital Audio Out, 44
Equalizer, 43
Lip Sync, 45
Reset Audio Mode, 45
Speakers, 44
Surround, 44
Volume, 43
DTV Picture Adjust
Advanced Video, 40
Backlight, 38, 62
Brightness, 39, 63
Color, 39
Color Temperature, 64
Contrast, 39, 63
Version 3/12/2008
Reset Picture Mode, 42
Sharpness, 40
Tint, 40
DTV Special Features
Digital Closed Caption, 51
Input Naming, 50
Language, 48
Reset, 58
Sleep Timer, 49
Wide, 49
DTV Tuner Setup
Auto Search, 46
Daylight Saving, 48
MTS, 47
Partial Channel Search, 47
Skip Channel, 47
Time Zone, 47
Tuner Mode, 46
DVI
Connecting your DVD Player, 21
Connecting your HDTV Set-Top Box, 17
G
Glossary, 72
H
HDMI
Connecting your DVD Player, 20
Connecting your HDTV Set-Top Box, 16
HDMI Input
Audio Adjustment, 59
Picture Adjustment, 59
Setup, 59
I
Inputs
Antenna, 3
Connectors, 14
Rear Label, 10
Installation
Base removal, 6
Preparation, 5
Safety Instructions, 2
Wall Mounting, 5, 6, 29
O
OSD
Brightness Adjustment, 71
Color Adjustment, 14
Contrast Adjustment, 71
Outputs
Using 5.1 Surround with a Home Theatre System, 26
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Parental Control
Block Unrated Programming, 57
Canadian English Rating, 55
Canadian French Rating, 56
Channel Block, 53
DTV Rating, 56
Movie Rating, 55
Password change, 57
TV Rating, 54
PC Input
Audio Adjustment, 65
Auto Adjust, 62
Picture Adjustment, 62
Setup, 65
PC Picture Adjust
Fine Tune, 65
H/V Position, 52
Horizontal Position, 52, 64
Horizontal Size, 52, 64
Vertical Position, 52, 65
R
Remote, 12
Batteries, 13
Range, 13
Remote:, 13
RGB
Connecting your PC, 27
S
Screen Size explanation, 65
S-Video
Connecting your DVD Player, 23
Connecting your VCR, 24
Connecting your Video Camera, 24
T
Technical Specifications, 71
Troubleshooting Guide, 67
TV
Version 3/12/2008
Audio Adjustment, 43
Parental Control, 53
Picture Adjustment, 38
Special Features, 48
TV Picture Adjust
Advanced Video, 40
Backlight, 38, 62
Brightness, 39, 63
Color, 39
Color Temperature, 64
Contrast, 39, 63
Reset Picture Mode, 42
Sharpness, 40
Tint, 40
TV Special Features
Closed Caption, 51
Input Naming, 50
Language, 48
Reset, 58
Sleep Timer, 49
Wide, 49
TV Tuner Setup, 46
Auto Search, 46
MTS, 47
Partial Channel Search, 47
Skip Channel, 47
Tuner Mode, 46
V
Video Input
Audio Adjustment, 60
Auto Phase, 61
Parental Control, 62
Picture Adjustment, 60
Setup, 60
W
Watching TV
Basic Adjustments, 35
Basic connections, 29
First Startup, 29
Getting your Programs, 34
Program Information, 36
Status Information, 36
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