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Television
User’s Guide
Changing Entertainment. Again.
Important Information
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not expose
this product to rain or moisture.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do
not remove cover (or back). No user serviceable
parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service
personnel.
This symbol indicates
"dangerous voltage" inside
the product that presents a
risk of electric shock or
personal injury.
This symbol indicates
important instructions
accompanying the product.
Caution: To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of
plug to wide slot, fully insert.
Attention: Pour éviter les chocs électriques, introduire
la lame la plus large de la fiche dans la borne
correspondante de la prise et pousser jusqú au fond.
Refer to the identification/rating label located on the back panel of your
product for its proper operating voltage.
FCC Regulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to this
equipment may void the user’s authority to operate it.
If fixed (non-moving) images are left on the screen for long periods,
they may be permanently imprinted on the picture tube. Such
images include network logos, phone numbers, and video games.
This damage is not covered by your warranty. Extended viewing of
channels displaying these images should be avoided.
Cable TV Installer: This reminder is provided to call your attention to
Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code (Section 54 of the Canadian
Electrical Code, Part 1) which provides guidelines for proper grounding and,
in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the
grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry as
practical.
Product Registration
Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. Returning the card
allows us to contact you if needed.
Product Information
Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and record
the serial and model numbers in case you need them. These numbers are located on the product.
Model No. __________________________________________________________________________________________
Serial No. __________________________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date: ______________________________________________________________________________________
Dealer/Address/Phone: ______________________________________________________________________________
G-LINK, VCR Plus+, C3, PlusCode, GUIDE Plus+, and GUIDE Plus+ Gold are trademarks of Gemstar Development
Corporation.
The GUIDE Plus+ Gold system is manufactured under license from Index Systems Inc.
THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC. AND GEMSTAR ARE NOT IN ANY WAY LIABLE FOR THE ACCURACY OF THE PROGRAM
INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM. IN NO EVENT SHALL THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC. OR
GEMSTAR BE LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNT REPRESENTING LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROVISION OR USE OF ANY INFORMATION
EQUIPMENT, OR SERVICES RELATING TO THE GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM.
Introduction
Key Features Overview
Your TV is equipped with features that will add to your TV watching experience. The following
information summarizes a few of these features. Chapter 2 provides more information about the
rest of the TV’s features and how to use them.
On-screen Program Guide
Description: The GUIDE Plus+ system is an on-screen interactive list of
programs and information that is built into your TV. You can scroll through the
guide to see what’s on and tune directly to that program from the guide. You
can also browse programs by category with the sort feature.
When you access the News feature, MSNBC will appear in your video window if
it’s available through your TV.
One-Touch VCR Recording is another benefit of the GUIDE Plus+ system. You
don’t have to remember to program your VCR or use the menus in your VCR to
set up a recording.
Requirements:
V-CHIP TV RATING LIMIT
Rating
TV-14
Status
View
•
Complete the on-screen interactive setup. You’ll find detailed instructions in
Chapter 1.
•
One-Touch VCR Recording: You must connect the G-LINK cable to the TV
and place one of the wands in front of the remote sensor on the VCR.
•
If you have a cable box, connect the G-LINK cable to the TV and place one
of the wands in front of the remote sensor on the cable box.
V-Chip: Parental Controls
- - Content - -
D L S V FV
V V V V
^
Press ^/v to view programs with
this content for this rating.
D L S V FV
RATING
STATUS
B V V
TV-MA
View
V V V V
TV-14
View
V B V V
TV-PG
View
TV-G
View
V
TV-Y7
View
TV-Y
View
Description: You can block programs and movies by content, age-based
ratings, and/or movie ratings.
Requirements:
•
Set up the Parental Controls menu in the TV’s main menu (Chapter 2 has
details).
•
The broadcasters must use the rating system when they send the program to
your TV in order for your TV to block the program.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Key Features Overview .................................................................................................... 1
On-screen Program Guide ......................................................................................... 1
V-Chip: Parental Controls ........................................................................................... 1
Chapter 1: Connections & Setup
Things to Consider Before You Connect ......................................................................... 6
Protect Against Power Surges ................................................................................... 6
Protect Components from Overheating ................................................................... 6
Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference ............................................ 6
Important Stand and Base Safety Information ........................................................ 6
Use Indirect Light ....................................................................................................... 6
Choose Your Connection .................................................................................................. 7
TV + VCR ............................................................................................................................ 8
TV Only .............................................................................................................................. 9
TV + VCR + Satellite Receiver ......................................................................................... 11
The Front of Your TV ...................................................................................................... 12
Why You Should Connect This G-LINK Cable ............................................................... 13
How to Find the Remote Sensor ............................................................................. 13
Placing the G-LINK Wands ....................................................................................... 13
Plug in the TV .................................................................................................................. 14
Put Batteries in the Remote ........................................................................................... 14
How to Use the Remote Control to Complete the Interactive Setup ......................... 14
Turn on the TV ................................................................................................................ 14
Complete the Interactive Setup ..................................................................................... 15
Set the Menu Language .......................................................................................... 15
Complete Auto Channel Search .............................................................................. 15
The GUIDE Plus+ System Setup ................................................................................ 15
What to Expect ............................................................................................................... 19
The Buttons on the Remote Control ............................................................................. 20
Chapter 2: Using the TV’s Features
About the GUIDE Plus+ System ..................................................................................... 22
Downloading Data ................................................................................................... 22
Getting In & Out of the GUIDE Plus+ System ......................................................... 23
The GUIDE Plus+ System Menus .............................................................................. 23
Grid Guide ................................................................................................................ 23
Sort ............................................................................................................................ 25
News .......................................................................................................................... 26
Schedule .................................................................................................................... 26
Messages ................................................................................................................... 27
Channels ................................................................................................................... 28
Setup ......................................................................................................................... 28
How to Get More Information About an Advertisement or a Program ............... 29
GUIDE Plus+ Menu Items ............................................................................................... 29
Channel Banner .............................................................................................................. 30
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Parental Controls and V-Chip ......................................................................................... 30
How V-Chip Works ................................................................................................... 31
V-Chip TV Rating Limit ............................................................................................. 32
Blocking Specific Content Themes .......................................................................... 34
Viewing Specific Content Themes ........................................................................... 35
V-Chip Movie Rating Limit ....................................................................................... 35
V-Chip Unrated Program Block ............................................................................... 37
Channel Block ........................................................................................................... 37
Front Panel Block ..................................................................................................... 37
Lock/Unlock Parental Controls ................................................................................ 38
Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Menu System
How to Use the Different Types of Menus and Control Panels .................................. 40
Menus ....................................................................................................................... 40
Control Panels .......................................................................................................... 40
Picture Quality Menu ..................................................................................................... 42
Screen Menu ................................................................................................................... 42
Using Closed Captioning ................................................................................................ 43
Channel Menu ................................................................................................................. 44
Time Menu ...................................................................................................................... 44
Chapter 4: Other Information
Troubleshooting .............................................................................................................. 46
Care and Cleaning .......................................................................................................... 49
Limited Warranty ............................................................................................................ 49
Accessory Order Form .................................................................................................... 51
Glossary ........................................................................................................................... 53
Index ................................................................................................................................ 54
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Chapter Overview:
•
Things to Consider Before You Connect
•
Choose Your Connection
•
Connections
•
The Front of Your TV
•
Why You Should Connect This G-LINK Cable
•
Plug in the TV
•
Put Batteries in the Remote
•
How to Use the Remote Control to Complete the
Interactive Setup
•
Turn on the TV
•
Complete the Interactive Setup
•
Buttons on the Remote Control
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Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
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Things to Consider Before You Connect
Protect Against Power Surges
•
Connect all components before you plug any of their power cords into the wall outlet.
•
Turn off the TV and/or component before you connect or disconnect any cables.
•
Make sure all antennas and cables are properly grounded. Refer to the Important
Safeguards sheet packed with your TV.
Protect Components from Overheating
•
Don’t block ventilation holes on any of the components. Arrange the components so that
air can circulate freely.
•
Don’t stack components.
•
When you place components in a stand, make sure you allow adequate ventilation.
•
If you connect an audio receiver or amplifier, place it on the top shelf so the heated air
from it won’t flow around other components.
Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference
•
Insert each cable firmly into the designated jack.
•
If you place components above the TV, route all cables down the side of the back of the
TV instead of straight down the middle of the back of the TV.
•
If your antenna uses 300-ohm twin lead cables, do not coil the cables. Also, keep the twin
lead cables away from audio/video cables.
Important Stand and Base Safety Information
Choose the location for your TV carefully. Place the TV on a stand or base that is of adequate
size and strength to prevent the TV from being accidentally tipped over, pushed off, or pulled
off. This could cause personal injury and/or damage the TV. Refer to the Important Safeguards
sheet packed with your TV.
Use Indirect Light
Don’t place the TV where sunlight or room lighting will be directed toward the screen. Use soft
or indirect lighting.
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Choose Your Connection
There are several ways to connect your TV. Please use the following chart to determine which
connection is best for you. Proceed to the appropriate page and connect your TV.
Components
Connection
Title
Cables
Needed
Go to...
TV + VCR
Coaxial
page 8
Audio/video
TV
VCR
G-LINK cable
TV Only
Coaxial
page 9
G-LINK cable
TV
TV + VCR +
Satellite Receiver
TV
VCR
e
llit
e
t
Sa
Coaxial
pages 10-11
Audio/video
G-LINK cable
Cables Needed to Connect Components to Your TV
The pictures below show the cables needed for the connections represented in this book.
Notes: Audio/Video cables (A/V cables for short) are usually sold as a bundled set, but the connection
pictures in this book show each cable separately for better visibility.
Please locate the G-LINK cable (provided) when you’re getting ready to set up your TV. You need to
connect this cable to your TV, and to your VCR and/or cable box in order for all of the features of the
program guide to work properly.
G-LINK cable
Chapter 1
Audio/Video cables
Coaxial cable
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TV (back panel)
INPUTS
VIDEO
AUDIO
ANTENNA
G-LINK
3
TV
1C
1A
1B
VCR
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN FROM ANT
OUT
VCR
R
L
OUT TO TV
CH3
CH4
2
From Cable
or Antenna
TV + VCR
1. Connect your TV to your VCR
A. Connect a coaxial cable to the ANTENNA jack on your TV and to the Output Jack on your VCR
(sometimes labeled OUT TO TV).
B. Connect the audio/video cables. Connect an audio cable (white) to the AUDIO input jack on
the back of the TV and to the left mono Audio Output Jack on the VCR (sometimes labeled
OUT R L).
C. Connect the video cable (yellow) to the VIDEO input jack on the back of the TV and to the
Video Output Jack on the VCR.
2. Connect cable or antenna to your VCR
Connect the coaxial cable from your cable outlet, cable box, or antenna to the Input Jack on your
VCR (sometimes labeled IN FROM ANTENNA or IN FROM ANT).
3. Connect the G-LINK cable to the TV
Connect the G-LINK cable to the G-LINK jack on the TV. Next step, place one of the wands of the
G-LINK cable to work with your VCR (instructions are on p. 13).
Go to page 13
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TV (back panel)
INPUTS
VIDEO
ANTENNA
G-LINK
AUDIO
1
TV
2
From Cable,
Cable Box,
or Antenna
TV Only
1. Connect the TV to your cable or antenna
Connect the coaxial cable from your cable or antenna to the ANTENNA jack on the back of
your TV.
Go to page 14
2. If you’re connecting a cable box, connect the G-LINK cable
Connect the G-LINK cable to the G-LINK jack on the TV. Next step, place the wands of the
G-LINK cable to the cable box (instructions are on p. 13).
Go to page 13
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SATELLITE RECEIVER
From Cable or Antenna
2A
CH3
CH4
OUT
lite
l
e
Sat
OUT TO TV
VIDEO
R
L
SATELLITE
IN
2B
VCR
VCR
1A
1B
VIDEO
AUDIO
3A
Satellite
Signal
IN FROM ANT
OUT
R
L
CH3
CH4
OUT TO TV
3B
TV (back panel)
INPUTS
VIDEO
TV
AUDIO
ANTENNA
G-LINK
4
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TV + VCR + Satellite Receiver
1. Connect your Satellite Receiver to your TV
A. Connect the audio/video cables. Connect an audio cable (white) to the AUDIO input
jack on the back of the TV and to the left mono Audio Output Jack on the Satellite
Receiver.
B. Connect the video cable (yellow) to the VIDEO input jack on the back of the TV and to
the Video Output Jack on the satellite receiver.
2. Connect coaxial cables to the Satellite Receiver
A. Connect the coaxial cable from your cable outlet, cable box, or antenna to the Input Jack
on your satellite receiver (sometimes labeled IN FROM ANT).
B. Connect the coaxial cable from your satellite dish antenna to the Input Jack on your
satellite receiver (sometimes labeled SATELLITE IN).
3. Connect the Satellite Receiver to the VCR and to the TV
A. Connect a coaxial cable to the Output Jack (sometimes labeled OUT TO TV) on the
satellite receiver and to the Input Jack on the VCR (sometimes labeled IN FROM ANT).
B. Connect a coaxial cable to the Output Jack on the VCR (sometimes labeled OUT TO TV)
and to the ANTENNA jack on the TV.
4. Connect G-LINK cable
Connect the G-LINK cable to the G-LINK jack on the TV. Next step, place one of the wands
of the G-LINK cable to work with your VCR (instructions are on p. 13).
Go to page 13
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The Front of Your TV
Front Panel
If you cannot locate your remote you can use the front panel of your TV to
operate many of the TV’s features.
MENU Brings up the Main menu. When in the menu system, it selects
highlighted items. Also returns you to the previous menu. Press and hold MENU
for two seconds to access the GUIDE Plus+ system.
^
CH
Scans down through the current channel list. When you’re using the TV’s
menu system, it acts like the arrow down button on the remote control.
CH ^ Scans up through the channel list. When you’re using the TV’s menu
system, it acts like the arrow up button on the remote control.
VOL – Decreases the volume. When you’re using the TV’s menu system, it acts
like the left arrow button on the remote control.
VOL + Increases the volume. When you’re using the TV’s menu system, it acts
like the right arrow button on the remote control.
POWER Turns the TV on and off.
VIDEO
AUDIO
Front Panel Jacks
You can access the component you connected by pressing the INPUT button on
your remote until FRNT appears on the screen.
VIDEO (in) Allows you to connect a component such as a VCR, camcorder or
Internet access device.
AUDIO (in) Receives audio signals from another component such as a VCR,
camcorder or Internet access device.
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Why You Should Connect This G-LINK Cable
The G-LINK cable enables the GUIDE Plus+ system (the on-screen interactive program guide) to
work with your VCR and/or cable box.
Cable Box – If your TV is connected to a cable box you must connect the G-LINK cable to
receive TV program listings for your area, and to tune directly to a channel when the program
guide is on your TV screen.
VCR – If your TV is connected to a VCR and you don’t connect the G-LINK cable, one-touch
recording won’t work. The other features of the guide will work properly.
How to Find the Remote Sensor
G-LINK cable
You have to place the G-LINK wands in front of the remote sensor on the VCR and/or cable box.
Some cable boxes and VCRs have the remote sensor labeled on the unit. If the remote sensor
isn’t labeled on your VCR and/or cable box, you need to use the remote control that came with
the VCR and/or cable box to locate the sensor.
1.
Turn off the VCR and/or cable box.
2.
Hold the remote control (not the one that came with your TV, but the one that came with
the cable box and/or VCR to which you’re attaching the G-LINK cable) so that it is touching
the front of the component.
3.
Slowly move the remote control across the front of the component (VCR or cable box) while
you press the power button on and off. You must press and release the power button each
time you move the remote (holding down the button won’t work).
G-LINK wands
VCR
CABLE BOX
CHANNEL
03
4.
When the component turns on, you’ve located the remote sensor.
Placing the G-LINK Wands
Place the G-LINK wands in front of the remote sensor on your VCR and/or cable box
approximately one inch away from the remote sensor (see instructions below).
TV (back panel)
INPUTS
VIDEO
AUDIO
ANTENNA
G-LINK
Tip
If you don’t have both a
cable box and a VCR
connected to your TV, just
coil the cable of the extra GLINK wand with a twist tie
and leave it behind the TV.
Chapter 1
Connect to G-LINK jack
on the back of the TV.
VCR
SENSOR
SENSOR
CHANNEL
03
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Plug in the TV
Plug the end of the power cord into the wall outlet. Match the wide blade of the
plug with the wide slot in the outlet. Insert the plug completely into
the outlet.
Put Batteries in the Remote
1.
Remove the battery compartment cover on the remote.
2.
Insert new batteries. Match the polarities (+ and -) on the batteries with the
diagram on the remote.
3.
Put the battery compartment cover back on the remote.
How to Use the Remote Control to
Complete the Interactive Setup
OK
The technical term is “Navigation” – how you move through the on-screen
menus. The theory is the same throughout the menu screens: highlight your
choice and select it.
To highlight a menu item, press the arrow buttons on the remote to highlight
one of the items listed on the screen. Use the up or down arrow button to move
up or down. Use the right or left arrow button to move right or left.
Use the arrow buttons and the OK
button to move through the menu
system.
To select the item that you’ve highlighted, press OK.
Note: Highlighted means that the menu item stands out from other menu items on
the list (appears darker, brighter, or a different color).
Turn on the TV
Press the POWER button on the remote control or the TV (the first screen of the
Interactive Setup appears). The menu screens “time out” after a period of time if
you don’t make a selection. The tips in this section tell you how to access the
Setup menu screens manually.
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Complete the Interactive Setup
Tip
To access the setup menus manually,
press MENU and choose Setup.
SETUP
Select the language to be used
in these menus.
1 English
2 Español
3 Français
SETUP
Would you like the TV to search
for all available channels?
1 Search for channels
2 Skip this step
The menu system in your TV allows the TV’s features to work properly. In this
book, we call it the “interactive setup” because the TV asks you questions, you
answer, and the TV makes the appropriate adjustments. The first time you turn
on your TV, the setup screens appear automatically.
Set the Menu Language
The first part of the SETUP asks you to select your preferred language for the
menu system.
1.
Highlight your preferred language for the menu system.
2.
Press OK to select that language.
Complete Auto Channel Search
The next part of the SETUP asks you if you want the TV to search for all
channels viewable through your antenna or cable TV system. This is sometimes
called “auto programming.”
1.
Press OK to tell the TV to begin searching for channels. A progress report
appears on the screen.
2.
When the screen on the TV tells you the search is complete, press OK (the
first GUIDE Plus+ system setup screen appears).
Note: If you skip Auto Channel Search now, you can access it later through the
Channel menu. See Chapter 3 for more details.
The GUIDE Plus+ System Setup
Tip
If you move to a new zip or postal code,
or if any of your information changes,
you need to access the setup screens
from the TV’s main menu— press MENU,
choose GUIDE Plus+ Menu, and choose
GUIDE Plus+ Setup.
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The GUIDE Plus+ system is an on-screen interactive program guide that lists
what shows are on TV in your area. In order to receive program listings, you
need to complete the following steps.
The G-LINK cable must be connected to the back of your TV, and the wands
must be placed in front of the remote sensor on the cable box and/or VCR in
order for the GUIDE Plus+ system to work (go back to page 13 for details).
1.
You should see a screen displaying the features of the Guide Plus+ system.
Press OK to continue.
2.
The next screen asks you to locate setup materials and hardware. Once you
have done this, press OK to continue.
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Step 1: Identifying Your TV’s Location
1.
If your country is highlighted, press OK on the remote control.
If your country isn’t highlighted, press the up or down arrow button on the
remote control to highlight your country and press OK.
2.
Use the number buttons on your remote to enter your zip code.
Press OK when you’re finished.
Note: If your postal code contains letters, press the up and down arrow buttons on
your remote to enter letters, and press the right arrow button to go to the next
space. The left arrow button moves you to the left.
Step 2: Configuring for Cable
The next series of screens asks you about your cable setup. To supply your TV
with the correct TV program listings, the GUIDE Plus+ system needs to know if
your TV is connected to cable.
1.
If your TV is connected to cable, highlight Yes and press OK.
If your TV isn’t connected to cable, highlight No and press OK (STEP 3:
Configuring for a VCR appears).
2.
If you have a cable box connected to this TV, highlight Yes and press OK on
your remote control.
Note: The next series of screens are very important because GUIDE Plus+ system
must find the correct cable box information in order for the program schedule to be
correct in your TV’s program guide.
If you don’t have a cable box connected to this TV, highlight No and
press OK (STEP 3: Configuring for a VCR appears).
Tip
If you’re not sure which channel is the
cable box’s output channel, consult the
book that came with your cable box or
contact your cable company.
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3.
Highlight the channel to which you have to tune your TV in order to see
cable programming, and press OK (a screen appears reminding you to
connect your G-LINK cable to your TV and cable box).
Note: Channel 03 is the most common.
4.
Highlight your brand of cable box, and press OK.
If your brand isn’t listed, highlight Not Listed and press OK.
5.
Make sure your cable box is on.
Tune the cable box to channel 02 (use the remote control that came with
your cable box, or press the channel buttons on the cable box).
Press OK (the GUIDE Plus+ system starts testing codes).
Important Note: When code testing is in progress, don’t touch your TV, VCR, cable
box or any of the remote controls for these products.
6.
Look at your cable box. If it is still on and changed to channel 09, the test
was successful. Highlight Yes, and press OK (STEP 3: Configuring for a VCR
appears).
If your cable box didn’t change to channel 09 or turned itself off, you have
two choices: No and Test this code again.
Test this code again: If you think the TV, the cable box, or any of the
remote controls might have been touched or bumped during the test,
highlight Test this code again and press OK (the GUIDE Plus+ system runs
the same set of codes).
No: If you don’t think the test was interrupted, highlight No and press OK
(GUIDE Plus+ system tests the next code).
Repeat the previous instructions until the TV finds the correct cable box
code. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: If the TV can’t find your cable box code, a troubleshooting checklist appears.
Carefully review each checklist and follow the instructions on the screen.
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Step 3: Configuring for a VCR
1.
If your TV is connected to a VCR, press OK.
If it is not, highlight No and press OK (a screen appears reminding you to
connect your G-LINK cable to your TV and VCR).
2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the brand of your VCR that
is connected to the TV.
If your brand isn’t listed, highlight Not Listed and press OK.
3.
Tune your VCR to channel 02. Next, turn OFF your VCR. When you
complete these steps, press OK to begin testing.
Important Note: When code testing is in progress, don’t touch your TV, VCR, or
any of the remote controls for these products.
4.
Look at the front of your VCR. If your VCR turned on automatically and
changed to channel 09, the test was successful. Highlight Yes and press OK.
If your VCR didn’t change to channel 09, you can either choose No or Test
this code again.
If you think your TV or remotes might have been touched during the test,
tune your VCR to channel 02, turn off your VCR and highlight Test this
code again.
If you don’t think the test was interrupted, highlight No. Tune your VCR to
channel 02 and turn off your VCR. Press OK (the GUIDE Plus+ system starts
testing another set of codes.)
Keep following the previous instructions until the VCR finds the correct
code.
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Tip
Note: If the GUIDE Plus+ system can’t locate the correct code for the VCR, a list of
troubleshooting instructions appears to help you before you try again.
Leave your cable box turned ON to
download program information.
•
Try VCR configuration again: repeat VCR setup.
•
Test alternate codes: tests selected brands and if this fails, the test continues
with all codes in the system.
•
Skip this step: the system won’t be able to automatically schedule programs to
record on your VCR.
Leave your VCR turned OFF to record
programs.
Step 4: Confirming Your Settings
1.
Check to make sure all settings are complete and correct. If all settings are
complete, highlight Yes, end setup and press OK. If your cable box and/or
VCR code testing failed, you should see INCOMPLETE where the cable
box and VCR codes are listed. Once setup is complete, additional
screens appear.
If any settings are incomplete or incorrect, highlight No, repeat setup process
and press OK. Follow the instructions on the screen.
2.
You can choose to view a demo of the GUIDE Plus+ features, which may
take a few minutes to load. If you don’t want to see the demo right now,
press OK to watch TV.
What to Expect
The next time you turn on your TV, the GUIDE Plus+ system will appear on the
screen. The following examples explain what you might see:
•
If all of the program information has been sent to your TV, the GUIDE Plus+
system appears with all of your TV program listings.
•
If the program information hasn’t been sent to your TV yet, an outline of
the GUIDE (without TV program listings) will appear on the screen.
Program information is usually sent to your TV at night.
•
If the TV detected that you have multiple cable companies in your area,
STEP 5: Choosing Your Channel Lineup appears.
Features of the GUIDE Plus+ system are explained in Chapter 2.
To clear the guide from your screen, press CLEAR or GUIDE on the
remote control.
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The Buttons on the Remote Control
0-9 (Number buttons) Enter channel numbers and time settings directly
through the remote control.
POWER
VOL
MUTE
GO
BACK
GUIDE
CHAN
INFO
To enter a two-digit channel, press the two digits. To enter a three-digit channel,
press and hold the first digit for two seconds until two dashes appear to the
right of the number, then add the second two. Example: to tune to channel 123,
press and hold 1 for two seconds, press 2, then press 3.
Arrow buttons (up, down, left, right) Press the arrow buttons to move
through the on-screen menu system.
OK
CHAN (up and down) buttons Scan up or down through the current channel
list. Press once to change the channel up or down; press and hold to continue
changing channels.
MENU
CLEAR
1
2
3
CLEAR Removes any menu or display from the screen and returns you to
TV viewing.
4
5
6
GO BACK Returns you to the previous channel.
7
8
9
GUIDE Press GUIDE to make the GUIDE Plus+ system appear on the screen.
Press GUIDE again to remove it from the screen.
INPUT
SKIP
0
INFO Displays channel information.
INPUT Changes your TV to its Video Input Channel (VID/FRNT and the
current channel). The Video Input Channel is the channel your TV must tune to
in order for you to access a component that’s connected to your TV’s VIDEO
and AUDIO jacks. Example: to view a tape from your camcorder, connect the
camcorder to the TV’s AUDIO and VIDEO jacks with the audio/video cables.
MENU Displays the TV’s Main menu. You can also press and hold for 2 seconds
to display the GUIDE Plus+ system.
MUTE Lowers the volume to its minimum level. Press again to restore volume.
OK When a menu is on the screen, press OK to select the item that
is highlighted.
POWER Turns the TV on and off.
SKIP If you press this button before you change the channel, the TV waits 30
seconds and automatically goes back to the original channel. Each time you
press SKIP, you add 30 seconds (i.e, if you press SKIP two times before you
change the channel, the TV waits 60 seconds and automatically turns back to the
original channel). When you reach four minutes and thirty seconds, pressing
SKIP adds one minute.
VOL (up and down) buttons Decrease or increase the TV’s volume.
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Chapter Overview:
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About the GUIDE Plus+ System
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GUIDE Plus+ Menu Items
•
Channel Banner
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Parental Controls and V-Chip
Changing Entertainment. Again.
Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
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Action
Video
Program
Menu
buttons window information options
About the GUIDE Plus+ System
The GUIDE Plus+ system is an interactive on-screen program guide that lists TV
schedules for your area and allows your TV direct control of a cable box and
VCR. You must first set up the GUIDE Plus+ Menu system in order to view this
on-screen program guide (see Chapter 1 for details). Press GUIDE to bring up
the GUIDE Plus+ system.
There are six sections of the GUIDE Plus+ system:
Promotional
information
Channel
listings
•
A row of Action buttons at the top of the screen (1, 2 and 3)
•
Video window
•
Program information
•
A row of menu options (Grid, Sort, News, Schedule, Messages,
Channels, Setup)
•
Channel listings
•
Promotional information
Note: The GUIDE Plus+ system screens illustrated in this book are representations
of what you are likely to see. Not all channels, programs, and GUIDE Plus+
information depicted will be available in your area.
New features and options can be downloaded to the GUIDE Plus+ system, so these
too are subject to change.
Downloading Data
Tip
Since the program information provided by
the GUIDE Plus+ system is based on your
locale, you will need to run Setup again if
you move to a different zip or postal code.
The GUIDE Plus+ system is not available until it completes its first download of
program information. When the power is turned off, the TV locates a “host
channel” that carries GUIDE Plus+ system data containing program schedule
and channel lineup information. A channel lineup is the list of stations and their
respective channels.
To ensure that your first download of data is complete, you should leave your
TV off overnight. Downloads occur several times a day. The TV must be turned
off for GUIDE Plus+ system data to download.
If the TV loses power or is unplugged, GUIDE Plus+ system program listings
may be lost. When power is restored, make sure the setup information is still
correct. The GUIDE Plus+ system will receive updated program information
during the next scheduled download.
Channel Lineup
If more than one cable company services your area, you may be prompted with
STEP 5: Choosing Your Channel Lineup after the first GUIDE Plus+ system
download. You will need to identify your cable company by selecting the
correct channel numbers for the stations in question.
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Use the up and down arrow buttons to change the channel group and
press OK when the correct channel group is highlighted.
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Getting In & Out of the GUIDE Plus+ System
To enter the GUIDE Plus+ system:
GUIDE
•
Press GUIDE on the remote.
•
Press and hold MENU for 2 seconds on the front panel.
To exit the GUIDE Plus+ system:
OK
CLEAR
•
Highlight a program and press OK to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and tune
to the channel.
•
Press GUIDE to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and tune to the channel
displayed in the video window.
•
Press CLEAR to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and return to the original
channel.
The GUIDE Plus+ System Menus
The GUIDE Plus+ system offers seven different options on the Menu bar: Grid,
Sort, News, Schedule, Messages, Channels and Setup. To access the Menu bar:
Press GUIDE on the remote control to see
the GUIDE Plus+ system. To remove the
program guide from the screen, press
OK, GUIDE, or CLEAR.
1.
Press GUIDE to access the GUIDE Plus+ system.
2.
Press MENU or use the up and down arrow buttons to select the Menu bar
(the Grid Guide appears by default).
3.
Use the left and right arrow buttons to access other menus.
4.
Press OK, or MENU, or use the down arrow button to see the menu options.
Grid Guide
The Grid Guide appears each time you enter the GUIDE Plus+ system. It
displays the current programming for each channel. The current program is
displayed in the video window.
•
Press the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to browse channel
listings and the channel up and down buttons to page through the listings.
Use the right and left arrow buttons to browse future program listings.
•
To tune to a channel, highlight the program you want to view in the
channel listing and press OK. Press CLEAR to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system
and return to the original channel. Press GUIDE to exit the GUIDE Plus+
system and tune to the channel in the video window.
Then use the Grid Guide Action Buttons as described next.
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Grid guide
menu
selection
Grid guide
action buttons
Grid Guide Action Buttons
Action buttons will change according to where you are in the GUIDE Plus+
system. Be sure to look at the action bar before pressing the
command numbers.
When highlighting the program, the following Action buttons appear:
•
Watch Press 1 on the remote to place a timer in the Schedule for the TV to
turn on and tune to the program highlighted in the channel listing. When
the TV turns on, the GUIDE Plus+ system will automatically appear with the
scheduled program highlighted and tuned in the video window.
•
Go To Press 2 on the remote to bring up the direct dial box and enter the
number of the channel you want. This will highlight the channel and
current program in the channel listing of the Grid Guide. Press OK to tune
to the highlighted channel. If the video window is unlocked, it will
automatically tune to the channel.
•
Record Press 3 on the remote to place a timer in the Schedule for the VCR
to record the program highlighted in the channel listing.
If you have a cable box, changing channels on the TV will not cause the
cable box channel to change while recording.
Record will only appear if you have set up GUIDE Plus+ system and
specified your VCR type.
The program information window will display a confirmation when you have
successfully scheduled a program to watch or record.
Note: If you have selected two programs to watch or record which begin at the
same time or overlap, you will receive a timer conflict message. You must choose
between the two programs.
When highlighting the Channel names (the left column on the channel listing),
the following Action buttons appear:
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Lock/Unlock Press 1 to lock or unlock the video window to either stay at
one channel as you browse the GUIDE Plus+ system (lock) or change as
you browse through different channels (unlock).
•
Go To Press 2 on the remote to bring up the direct dial box and enter the
number of the channel you want. Press OK to highlight the channel and
current program in the channel listing of the Grid Guide. If the video
window is locked, press OK to tune to the highlighted channel. If the video
window is unlocked, it will automatically tune to that channel.
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Sort menu
selection
Sort
The Sort menu lets you browse programs by category. The channel to which
you are currently tuned is displayed in the video window.
To Sort:
1.
If the GUIDE Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your
remote control.
2.
Press MENU on the remote to select the Menu bar.
3.
Use the arrows to highlight Sort. When Sort is highlighted for the first time,
the Movies category is displayed. Thereafter, the last category used becomes
the default. A listing of subcategories is displayed below the category name.
Use the left and right arrows to highlight other categories.
4.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight a subcategory. For
example, highlight All and press OK (the GUIDE Plus+ system sorts
the programs).
5.
Press the up and down arrow buttons to review the list one program at a
time. Press the channel up and down to review the list one page at a time.
6.
Select MENU to return to the menu bar, or press GUIDE or CLEAR to exit
the GUIDE Plus+ system.
Categories
Then use the Sort Menu Action Buttons as described next..
Sort Menu Action Buttons
When viewing the results of a Sort, the following Action buttons appear:
•
Watch Press 1 on the remote to place a timer in the Schedule, and then
follow the on-line help for further options. Placing a timer in the Schedule
will cause the TV to turn on and tune to the program highlighted in the
channel listing at the predetermined time.
•
Record Press 3 on the remote to set the VCR to record the program
highlighted in the channel listing. If you have a cable box, changing TV
channels will not cause the cable box channel to change while recording.
The program information window will display a confirmation when you have
successfully created a timer to watch or record.
Notes: If you have selected two programs to watch or record which begin at the
same time or overlap, you will receive a timer conflict message. You must choose
between the two programs.
Be sure that during the GUIDE Plus+ system setup you specified that you have a
VCR.
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News menu
selection
News
The News menu lets you browse current news stories by headline.
Schedule menu
selection
1.
If the GUIDE Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your
remote control.
2.
Press MENU on the remote control to select the Menu bar.
3.
Use the arrows to highlight News (if MSNBC is available on your TV, it
appears in the video window).
4.
Use the up and down arrows to highlight a story.
•
Use the up and down arrows to browse the list one story at a time.
•
Use the channel up and down to browse through the list one page at
a time.
5.
Press the right arrow button to see full text.
6.
If there are multiple pages of text, press the right or left arrow button to
page forward or back through the pages of text. Press the down arrow to
view the next story.
7.
Select MENU to return to the Menu bar, or press GUIDE or CLEAR on the
remote to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system.
Schedule
The Schedule menu allows you to alter timers for either viewing or recording
programs. The GUIDE Plus+ system allows one-touch VCR recording if you
have connected the G-LINK cable to your VCR. See Chapter 1 for more details
on connecting the G-LINK cable.
To schedule a program to watch or record:
1.
If the GUIDE Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your
remote control.
2.
Press MENU on the remote to select the Menu bar.
3.
Highlight a program within the channel listing.
4.
Select Watch or Record from the Action buttons bar. The timer is then
automatically logged into the Schedule menu.
5.
If you select Record, make sure to place a blank tape in the VCR and turn
it off.
Note: If you have a cable box connected to your TV and VCR, tune your VCR to the
cable box output channel prior to turning off the VCR.
The program information window will display a confirmation when you have
successfully scheduled a program to watch or record.
Note: If you have selected two programs to watch or record which begin at the
same time or overlap, you will receive a timer conflict message. You must choose
between the two programs.
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To remove or change the frequency (daily, once, or weekly) of a scheduled
event, access the Schedule menu from the Menu bar.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press GUIDE to bring up the GUIDE Plus+ system.
Press MENU on the remote to select the Menu bar.
Use the arrows to highlight the Schedule menu selection.
Use the up and down arrows to highlight the program you want to edit.
Then use the Schedule Menu Action Buttons as described next.
Schedule Menu Action Buttons
When viewing the Schedule menu the following Action buttons appear:
•
Remove Highlight the Watch or Record timer you wish to remove from
the schedule and press 1 on the remote.
•
Change Highlight the Watch or Record timer you wish to change and
press 3 on the remote to toggle the frequency between the following
choices:
DAILY
records the same program each day Monday through Friday.
ONCE records only on that day.
WEEKLY
Messages menu
selection
records the program each week at the same time.
Messages
Occasionally you will receive messages regarding your GUIDE Plus+ system, as
well as special programming information. You can access these messages from
the Messages menu on the Menu bar.
To read messages:
1.
If your GUIDE Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your
remote control.
2. Press MENU on the remote to select the Menu bar.
3.
Use the arrows to highlight the Messages menu selection.
4.
Highlight the message you want to read by using the up and down
arrow buttons.
5.
Press INFO to display the full text of the message. If the text continues
beyond the screen, press INFO to view the next page of text. Once you
have reached the end of the message, press INFO to close the expanded
information and return to the Messages screen.
Then use the Messages Menu Action Button as described next.
Messages Menu Action Button
When viewing the Messages menu the following Action button appears:
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Remove Highlight the message you want to delete and press 1 on
the remote.
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Channels menu
action buttons
Channels menu
selection
Channels
You can customize the channel listing by enabling or disabling the display of
certain channels. For instance, you may disable channels that you never watch.
You can restore disabled channels at a later point in time.
1.
If the Guide Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your
remote control.
2.
Press MENU on the remote to select the Menu bar.
3.
Use the right and left arrows to highlight the Channels menu selection.
4.
Use the up and down arrows to select a channel.
Then use the Channels Menu Action Buttons as described next.
Channels Menu Action Buttons
While browsing the Channels menu, the following Action buttons appear:
•
Cancel Press 1 on the remote to cancel any changes you made since
entering the Channels Menu.
•
Change Press 2 on the remote to change the channel number for the
highlighted channel line.
•
On/Off Press 3 on the remote to toggle the state of the channel between
On and Off.
Setup
The Setup menu allows you to access the GUIDE Plus+ system setup information. To access the
Setup option:
1.
If the Guide Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your remote control.
2.
Press MENU to select the Menu Bar.
3.
Use the right arrow to highlight the Setup menu selection.
4.
Use the up and down arrows to select Change system settings, Review options, or
View demo.
•
Change system settings
system setup are correct.
• Review options
Confirms the settings you completed in the GUIDE Plus+
Displays the GUIDE Plus+ auto display options.
On Automatically displays the GUIDE Plus+ system when you press the POWER
button on the remote control.
Off Disables the GUIDE Plus+ system from being displayed when you press the
POWER button on the remote control.
•
View demo Runs the GUIDE Plus+ system demonstration.
Note: If you have not completed your GUIDE Plus+ system setup, these options will not be available.
A screen will prompt you to complete your setup.
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How to Get More Information About an
Advertisement or a Program
To find out more information about a program, advertisement or special, use
the left arrow button to highlight the channel listing or promotional
information box.
Requesting more information about a particular show displays the PlusCode
programming number and the Shows on Next for that channel.
Press the INFO button to exit the expanded information screen.
Promotional information
TV MAIN MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
Parental Controls
GUIDE Plus+ Menu
Setup
GUIDE PLUS+ MENU
Exit
1 GUIDE Plus+ Setup
2 GUIDE Plus+ Label
3 Continuous Demo
0 Exit
GUIDE Plus+ Menu Items
The GUIDE Plus+ Menu gives you access to features in the GUIDE Plus+ system.
To access the GUIDE Plus+ Menu:
1. Press MENU on the remote.
2. Highlight GUIDE Plus+ Menu and press OK.
Each menu and the sub-menus are listed below:
GUIDE Plus+ Setup Displays STEP 4: Confirming Your Settings screen of the
GUIDE Plus+ system setup.
Yes, everything is correct Confirms the settings you completed in the
GUIDE Plus+ system setup are correct.
Yes, but my channel lineup is incorrect Displays STEP 5: Choosing Your
Channel Lineup screen, allowing you to change your lineup if it is incorrect.
No, repeat setup process Begins the GUIDE Plus+ system setup.
GUIDE Plus+ Label Displays the GUIDE Plus+ label menu.
On Displays the station name when you change channels.
Off The station name isn’t displayed when you change channels.
Continuous Demo Runs the GUIDE Plus+ demonstration until it is turned off.
To turn off the demonstration you must turn off the TV.
Note: If you have not completed your GUIDE Plus+ system setup, these options will
not be available. A screen will prompt you to complete your setup.
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ESPN
60
Channel Banner
There are several indicators that might appear when you press the TV or INFO
buttons on the remote. This display is called the Channel Banner. The following
list describes the items on the Channel Banner screen (left to right and top to
bottom).
00:00
12:01
Displays the current time.
The lock is displayed to indicate when Parental Controls are
locked or unlocked.
Sample displays on a Channel Banner.
Displayed when Closed Captioning is available on the
current channel.
ESPN
Displays the label assigned to the current channel.
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Displays the current channel or input channel (FRNT).
Displayed when you mute the audio.
Displayed when the Sleep Timer has been set.
00:00
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0
TV MAIN MENU
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
Parental Controls
GUIDE Plus+ Menu
PARENTAL CONTROLS
Setup
Exit1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
2 V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
3 V-Chip Unrated Program Block
4 Channel Block
5 Front Panel Block
6 Lock Parental Controls
0 Exit
Displayed to count down time left on the commercial skip
(SKIP) timer.
Parental Controls and V-Chip
The Parental Controls menu allows you to program your TV so that children
cannot see certain programs, channels, or use the front panel controls.
The first three choices in the Parental Controls menu involve software inside
your TV (referred to as V-Chip) which allows you to block TV programs and
movies based on violence, sex, or other content you may believe children
should not view. In other words, it lets you program your TV so it won’t display
certain programs.
Once you block programs, you or other adults can unblock programs by
entering a password.
By default, the software inside your TV is turned “off,” so if you don’t want to
use this feature, you can just ignore it.
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How V-Chip Works
When turned “on,” the V-Chip software reads a code that most broadcasters send with
programs. That code tells the software the program’s age-based rating (TV-MA, TV-14, etc.) and
content themes [(Violence (V), Adult Language (L), etc.)]. If you have blocked the rating and/or
content themes that the program contains, you will receive the message, “This channel is not
approved for viewing,” when you tune to that particular channel.
Broadcasters are not required to provide content themes, so programs received with no content
themes will only be blocked if you block their age-based rating. You can also block out
programs that have been given a rating of “Not Rated,” and programs that are considered
“unrated” because no code has been sent by the broadcaster. The TV age-based ratings and
content themes you can block are listed in the following table.
Age-Based
Rating
Description and Content Themes for Age-Based Ratings
TV-MA
Mature Audience Only. Specifically designed to be viewed by adults and may be unsuitable for children
under 17. It contains one or more of the following content themes: crude indecent language (L), explicit
sexual activity (S), or graphic violence (V).
TV-14
TV-PG
TV-G
TV-Y7
TV-Y
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Parents Strongly Cautioned. Contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children
under 14. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned
against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended. This program contains one or more of the
following content themes: intensely suggestive dialogue (D), strong coarse language (L), intense sexual
situations (S), or intense violence (V).
Parental Guidance Suggested. Contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children. Many
parents may want to watch it with their younger children. The program contains one or more of the following
content themes: some suggestive dialogue (D), infrequent coarse language (L), some sexual situations (S), or
moderate violence (V).
General Audience. Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages. It contains
little or no sexual dialogue (D) or situations (S), no strong language (L), and little
or no violence (V).
Directed to Children 7 years and older. Designed for children ages 7 and above. It may be more
appropriate for children who have acquired the developmental skills needed to distinguish between makebelieve and reality. Themes and elements in this program may include mild fantasy violence (FV) or comedic
violence, or may frighten children under the age of 7.
All Children. Themes and elements in this program are designed for a young audience, including children
from ages 2-6. It is not expected to frighten younger children.
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0
TV MAIN MENU
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
Parental Controls
GUIDE
Plus+ CONTROLS
Menu
PARENTAL
Setup
1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
Exit
2 V-Chip
MovieTV
Rating
Limit LIMIT
V-CHIP
RATING
- Content - 3 V-Chip Unrated Program-Block
Rating
Status
D L S V FV
4 Channel
Block
TV-MA
VIEW
V V V
5 Front^ Panel Block
Press
^/v to sControls
elect rating.
6 Lock
Parental
Press MENU to exit.
0 Exit
D L S V FV
RATING
TV-MA
TV-14
TV-PG
TV-G
TV-Y7
TV-Y
STATUS
View
View
View
View
View
View
V V V
V V V V
V V V V
V
V-Chip TV Rating Limit
The V-Chip TV Rating Limit lets you decide which TV programs can and cannot
be viewed. To set TV programming limits:
1. Choose Parental Controls from the Main menu. If Parental Controls have
previously been locked, you must enter your password. If they are not
locked, you will get a message reminding you that your limits will not be
effective until you lock Parental Controls.
2.
Press MENU to continue.
3.
Highlight and select V-Chip TV Rating Limit.
4. Once you get to the V-Chip TV Rating Limit screen, use the arrow buttons
and OK on your remote to change the status of a TV program rating or
content theme from View to Block.
The following sections give you more details about how to change the status of
TV program limits.
The V-Chip Rating Limit Screen
The following is an example of where items are located within the Rating Limit screen.
Rating Status Field
Lets you select whether the status of the age-based rating limit to
the left is View or Block.
Content Themes
V-CHIP TV RATING LIMIT
Rating Field
Lets you select from a
list of age-based ratings
you can block or view.
Rating
TV-MA
Status
VIEW
- - Content - -
D L S V FV
V V V
^
Press ^/v to select rating.
Press MENU to exit.
D L S V FV
RATING
STATUS
V V V
View
TV-MA
V
V V V
TV-14
View
V V V V
TV-PG
View
TV-G
View
V
TV-Y7
View
TV-Y
View
Lists the content themes you
can block or view.
Content Status Fields
Lets you select which
content themes to view for
the selected rating, and
whether the status of the
content theme is currently
View (V) or Block (B).
Rating Settings Area
Lets you see the current block/view state of age-based ratings and
associated content. The View (V) settings are coded in green, and the
Block (B) settings are coded in red.
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Rating
field
Rating
status field
Content
status fields
V-CHIP TV RATING LIMIT
- - Content - -
Rating
TV-PG
Status
D L S V FV
Block
B B B B
^
Press ^/v to view programs with
this rating. Press MENU to exit.
D L S V FV
RATING
STATUS
B B B
TV-MA
Block
B B B B
TV-14
Block
B B B B
TV-PG
Block
TV-G
View
V
TV-Y7
View
TV-Y
View
Tip
Blocking Age-Based Ratings
You can automatically block all program ratings above a specified age-based
rating level. For example, if you only want your child to watch programs that
have a TV-G rating and lower (in other words, you want the child to watch
TV-G, TV-Y7, and TV-Y), then you need to block out other programming with
higher ratings.
To block programs with higher ratings:
1.
First, determine the lowest level rating you don’t want the child to watch
(see chart of age-based ratings on next page).
2.
Press the left and right arrow buttons to highlight the Rating field.
3.
Press the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to scroll through the
age-based rating limits. Keep scrolling until the rating corresponding with
the lowest rating you do not want the child to watch appears on the screen.
When you change the status of a rating to Block,
the system will automatically block higher ratings
and all corresponding content themes.
In the example discussed above, you would scroll through the Rating field
until TV-PG appears, since the highest rating you want the child to watch is
TV-G.
4.
Press the right arrow button to move the yellow highlight to the
Status field.
5.
Press the up or down arrow button to toggle between View and Block. The
status for the rating listed to the left and all higher ratings automatically
changes to Block (and B).
6.
Press OK on the remote to return to the menu or exit the screen when you
are finished.
7.
Select Lock Parental Controls from the Parental Controls menu. Enter a
password, and if you have not already set your password, you will be
prompted to enter it again to confirm.
Hierarchy of Age-Based Ratings
TV-MA
Mature Audience Only
TV-14
Parents Strongly Cautioned
TV-PG
Parental Guidance Suggested
TV-G
General Audience
TV-Y7
Directed to Children 7 years
and older
TV-Y
All Children
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Rating
field
Rating
status field
Content
status fields
V-CHIP TV RATING LIMIT
Rating
TV-14
Status
View
- - Content - -
D L S V FV
V V V V
^
Press ^/v to view programs with
this rating. Press MENU to exit.
D L S V FV
RATING
STATUS
B B B
TV-MA
Block
V V V V
TV-14
View
B B B B
TV-PG
Block
TV-G
View
V
TV-Y7
View
TV-Y
View
Viewing Age-Based Ratings
After you block age-based ratings, you have the option of changing some of the
ratings back to View.
1.
Determine which blocked rating you want to view.
2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to select the rating with a status
of Block.
3.
Press the right arrow button to move the yellow highlight to the rating
status field.
4.
Press the up button to select View.
Notes: The content status fields corresponding to the unblocked rating become
View as well. They and the age-based rating status are the only fields that
automatically change back to View when you complete this process.
You must remember to lock Parental Controls for rating limits to take effect.
Blocking Specific Content Themes
You can block programs based on their content. (Content is represented by the
D, L, S, V, FV and TV-Y on your screen. See the beginning of this section for
details.) When you block a content theme for a particular rating, you
automatically block that content theme for higher rated programs as well.
Content Themes
D
Sexually explicit dialogue
L
Adult language
S
Sexual situations
V
Violence
To block program content:
FV
Fantasy Violence
1.
Determine the lowest level of content you don’t want the child to watch.
TV-Y
All Children
2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to scroll through the
age-based ratings until the rating that corresponds with the lowest content
you do not want the child to watch appears. (In the example above, you
would scroll through the ratings until the TV-PG rating appeared.)
3.
Press the right arrow button to move the highlight to the field
corresponding with the content theme you want to block out.
4.
Press the up or down arrow button to change content status from V to B.
All higher ratings’ content theme will automatically change to B.
5.
Press OK to return to the menu or exit the screen.
Rating
field
Rating
status field
For example, if you do not want your child to watch programs that have adult
language (L) rated TV-PG or higher, then you could block out all programming
TV-PG and above containing adult language.
Content
themes
V-CHIP TV RATING LIMIT
Rating
TV-PG
Status
View
- - Content - -
D L S V FV
V B V V
^
Press ^/v to view programs with
this content for this rating.
D L S V FV
RATING
STATUS
B V V
TV-MA
View
V B V V
TV-14
View
V B V V
TV-PG
View
TV-G
View
V
TV-Y7
View
TV-Y
View
Content status
fields
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Notes: Broadcasters are not required to provide content themes or age-based
ratings. Programs received with no content themes will only be blocked if you block
their age-based rating.
You must remember to lock Parental Controls for rating limits to take effect.
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Rating
field
Content
themes
Rating
status field
V-CHIP TV RATING LIMIT
Rating
TV-14
Status
View
- - Content - -
D L S V FV
V V V V
^
Press ^/v to view programs with
this content for this rating.
D L S V FV
RATING
STATUS
B V V
TV-MA
View
V V V V
TV-14
View
V B V V
TV-PG
View
TV-G
View
V
TV-Y7
View
TV-Y
View
Content status
fields
Viewing Specific Content Themes
If you block specific content themes, you have the option of going back and
changing some of the content themes back to (V) View:
1.
Determine the content themes you want to change to (V) View.
2.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to scroll through the age-based ratings
until the rating whose content theme you want to change to View appears.
3.
Press the right arrow button to move the yellow highlight to a particular
content theme status, such as the B under language (L) corresponding with
TV-14.
4.
Press the up or down arrow button to change its status back to V. Your
child would then be able to watch programs with TV-14 adult language
content, but not programs with TV-PG or TV-MA language content.
Note: Only the content theme status corresponding to TV-14 (L) language changes
to (V) View. Higher rated content themes, such as that for TV-MA language, do not
change.
PARENTAL CONTROLS
1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
2 V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
3 V-Chip
UnratedMOVIE
ProgramRATING
Block
V-CHIP
LIMIT
4 Channel Block
Rating
Status
5 Front Panel
Block
PG-13
Block
^
6 Lock Parental
Press ^/vControls
to view programs with
0 Exit this rating. Press MENU to exit.
RATING
NR
X
NC-17
R
PG-13
PG
G
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STATUS
Block
Block
Block
Block
Block
View
View
V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
You set movie rating limits by blocking movies rated above a specified level.
How to block movie ratings and view movie ratings is explained in the next two
sections.
To access the V-CHIP MOVIE RATING LIMIT menu:
1.
Press MENU on the remote control (the TV MAIN MENU appears).
2.
Select Parental Controls (press 5).
3.
Select V-Chip Movie Rating Limit (press 2).
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Rating
status field
Rating field
V-CHIP MOVIE RATING LIMIT
Rating
PG-13
Status
Block
^
Press ^/v to view programs with
this rating. Press MENU to exit.
RATING
NR
X
NC-17
R
PG-13
PG
G
STATUS
Block
Block
Block
Block
Block
View
View
Blocking Movie Ratings
If you only want your child to watch movies that have a PG rating and lower
(in other words, movies rated PG and G), then you could automatically block
out all other movies with higher ratings.
To block movies:
1.
Highlight the Rating field and press the up and down arrow buttons to find
the rating that is the lowest rating you don’t want the child to watch. (In
the example above, you would highlight the rating status button
corresponding to PG-13, since the highest rating you want the child to
watch is PG.)
2.
Press the right arrow button to highlight the rating Status field. Press the up
and down arrow buttons to change the button from View to Block. All
higher ratings automatically change to Block.
3.
Press OK to return to the menu or exit the screen.
4.
If Parental Controls are not locked, you must lock them so the movie rating
limits will take effect.
Note: Some movies may be given a Not Rated (NR) rating. After blocking movie
ratings, you must set NR to View separately to view NR movies.
Rating
status field
Rating field
V-CHIP MOVIE RATING LIMIT
Rating
NC-17
Status
View
Viewing Movie Ratings
After you block movie ratings, you have the option of changing some of the
rating status buttons back to View:
1.
Highlight the Rating field and press the up and down arrow buttons to find
the rating you want to view.
2.
Press the right arrow button to highlight the rating Status field. Press the up
and down arrows to change the button from Block to View.
^
Press ^/v to block programs with
this rating. Press MENU to exit.
RATING
NR
X
NC-17
R
PG-13
PG
G
STATUS
Block
Block
View
Block
Block
View
View
For example, if movies with a rating of PG-13 and higher are blocked, you can
change the rating status corresponding with NC-17. Your child would then be
able to watch all movies with a G, PG, and NC-17 Rating.
3.
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Press OK to exit the screen, and be sure parental controls are locked.
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PARENTAL CONTROLS
1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
2 V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
3 V-Chip Unrated Program Block
4 Channel
BlockUNRATED PROGRAM BLOCK
V-CHIP
5 Front Panel Block
6 Lock Parental Controls
0 Exit 1 View
2 Block
V-Chip Unrated Program Block
Selecting this option lets you decide if programs that the V-Chip recognizes as
“unrated” can be viewed. Note that “unrated” TV programs may include news,
sports, political, religious, local and weather programs, emergency bulletins,
public announcements, and programs without ratings.
View All unrated programs are available.
Block All unrated programs are not available.
Note: You must remember to lock Parental Controls for rating limits to take effect.
PARENTAL CONTROLS
1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
2 V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
3 V-Chip Unrated Program Block
4 Channel Block
5 Front Panel Block
CHANNEL BLOCK
6 Lock Parental
Controls
Channel
#
Status
0 Exit
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HEADLN
Block
^
Press ^ or v, keypad, or CH ^/v
to set channel, MENU to exit.
Channel Block
Selecting this option lets you decide what channels can be viewed.
View Makes the selected channel viewable.
Block The front panel and remote control CH (channel) buttons will tune
only to channels that you have marked as View. The remote will still tune to
the blocked channel if you use the digits to access the channel, but the
channel will be blocked.
Don’t forget to lock parental controls after you change the status of Channel
Block. If you do not, the channel block will not take effect.
Note: If you have a digital cable box channels 126-999 can be blocked but will not
be removable from your scan list.
PARENTAL CONTROLS
1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
2 V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
3 V-Chip Unrated Program Block
4 Channel Block
5 Front Panel Block
6 Lock Parental Controls
FRONT PANEL BLOCK
0 Exit
1 Unblock
2 Block
Front Panel Block
Selecting this option lets you block (disable) or unblock (enable) the TV’s front
panel. The remote still tunes to any channel. Front Panel Block can:
•
Keep children from watching TV when the parent is not present.
•
Keep young children from playing with the buttons.
(When using this as a Parental Control method, you should remove access to
any remote that is capable of operating the television while you have the front
panel blocked.)
Don’t forget to lock parental controls after you change the status. If you do not,
the front panel block will not take effect.
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PARENTAL CONTROLS
1 V-Chip TV Rating Limit
2 V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
3 V-Chip Unrated Program Block
4 Channel Block
5 Front Panel Block
6 Lock Parental Controls
0 Exit
Lock/Unlock Parental Controls
Selecting this option lets you lock and unlock parental controls settings using a
password.
If you do not lock parental controls, none of the settings for V-Chip,
Channel Block, or Front Panel Block will take effect.
If you forget your password, simultaneously press and hold VOL- on the
television and VOL- on the remote for 3 seconds. Nothing appears on the
screen, Parental Controls simply unlock and you can re-enter a password via
Lock Parental Controls.
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Chapter 3
Using the TV’s
Menu System
Chapter Overview:
•
How to Use the Different Types of Menus and Control Panels
•
Picture Quality Menu
•
Screen Menu
•
Using Closed Captioning
•
Channel Menu
•
Time Menu
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How to Use the Different Types of Menus and
Control Panels
The TV’s menu system has three types of screens: menus, control panels, and choice lists. You use
the buttons on the remote or the front panel to access the menu system and make changes to the
settings.
The following pages explain how to use the different types of menus to adjust the features of
your TV.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0
TV MAIN MENU
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
Parental Control
GUIDE Plus+ Menu
Setup
Exit
Tip
Feel free to explore the menu system. If
you’re ever unsure where you are in the
menu system, or you’re just plain tired of
exploring, press CLEAR to remove the
menus from the screen and start over
again.
Menus
The first menu is called the Main menu. Press MENU on the remote or on the
front panel to bring up the Main menu. Note that holding MENU for 2 seconds
displays the GUIDE Plus+ system.
Menus take you to another menu or a control panel. There are two ways to
select a choice in a menu:
•
Use your arrow buttons on your remote control to highlight your choice,
and press OK.
•
Press a number button on the remote. For example, in the Main menu press
2 to go straight to the Screen menu.
Exiting a menu
There are three ways to exit a menu:
•
Highlight Exit and press OK.
•
Press 0 on the remote.
•
Press CLEAR. The on-screen displays are cleared from the screen and you
return to TV viewing.
Control Panels
Control panels allow you to adjust the default settings on many features of your
TV. You can choose a setting, enter a number, or adjust a level such as tint or
brightness. There are three types of control panels: sliders, numeric entry and
choice lists.
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BASIC PICTURE CONTROLS
To use a Slider in a menu:
1.
Press the up or down arrow button to select the slider control for the
feature you want to adjust.
2.
Press the right or left arrow button to adjust the indicator line on the slider.
Numeric Entry
SET TIME
:
Sliders
Sliders are used to make adjustments to a particular control.
Contrast
Color
Tint
Black Level
Sharpness
Press MENU to exit.
AM
Enter 01 to 12 for the hour.
Press MENU to exit.
A numeric entry control panel is used to enter numbers or letters.
A pointer appears underneath the column you are changing.
1.
Use the digits to enter a number in the column above the pointer.
2.
Press the right arrow button to move to the next column, then use the digits
to enter a number.
3.
When you have finished entering information, press MENU or OK.
Tip
If the control panel is not set to the
current time, use the arrows to go back
over the columns and the digits to make
changes.
You can also enter numbers by using the
up and down arrows on the remote.
CLOSED-CAPTION MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
CC1
CC2
CC3
CC4
Text
Text
Text
Text
Choice Lists
Choice lists are used to choose a particular setting from a list. When the choice
list appears, the highlighted item is the one that is currently selected, or “in
use.”
1
2
3
4
Highlight a choice on a menu and press OK to select that choice. You will then
return to the previous screen.
Now that you know how to access the menus and adjust the control panels the
following pages provide a brief explanation of all the menu features. The
features are organized in order of their location on the Main Menu.
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Using the TV’s Menu System
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0
TV MAIN MENU
Picture Quality
Screen PICTURE QUALITY
Channel
Time1 Basic Picture Controls
2 Picture
Presets
Parental
Control
3 Color
Warmth
GUIDE
Plus+
Menu
0 Exit
Setup
Exit
Picture Quality Menu
Basic Picture Controls Displays the five slider controls for adjusting the way
the picture looks.
Contrast Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of
the picture.
Color Adjusts the richness of the color.
Tint Adjusts the balance between the red and green levels.
Black Level Adjusts the brightness of the picture.
Sharpness Adjusts the crispness of the edges in the picture.
When exiting this menu, the Save Personal Picture Preset choice list will appear.
You can choose either Yes or No. If you save the settings as a Personal Picture
Preset, the TV will store the settings so you can re-select them quickly if
someone changes the settings.
Picture Presets Displays a choice list that lets you select one of four preset
picture settings: Bright Lighting, Normal Lighting, Soft Lighting or Personal
Picture Preset. Choose the setting that is best for your viewing environment.
Color Warmth Displays a choice list that lets you set one of three automatic
color adjustments: Cool for a more blue palette of picture colors; Normal; and
Warm for a more red palette of picture colors. The warm setting corresponds to
the NTSC standard of 6500 K.
TV MAIN MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
SCREEN
Time
Parental1 Control
Closed-Caption Display
GUIDE Plus+
Menu
2 Closed-Caption
Mode
Setup 3 Menu Language
Exit
0 Exit
Screen Menu
Closed-Caption Display Displays a choice list that lets you choose the way
closed captioning information is shown on the screen.
Off always
No captioning information is displayed.
On always Captioning information is shown always, when available.
On when sound is muted Captioning information is shown, when
available, whenever the TV’s sound is muted. (To mute the sound, press
the MUTE button.) The captioning information is not displayed when the
sound is not muted.
Closed-Caption Mode Displays a choice list that lets you choose which
captioning mode is used for displaying captioning information.
Menu Language Displays a choice list that lets you select your preferred
language for the menus: English, Spanish or French.
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SCREEN
1
2
3
0
Closed-Caption Display
Closed-Caption
Mode
CLOSED-CAPTION
MODE
Menu Language
1
CC1
Exit
2 CC2
3 CC3
4 CC4
5 Text 1
6 Text 2
7 Text 3
8 Text 4
Using Closed Captioning
Many programs are encoded with closed-captioning information, which lets you
display the audio portion of a program as text on the TV screen.
Closed captioning is not available on all channels at all times. Only specific
programs encoded with closed-captioning information are applicable. When a
program is closed captioned, the letters CC are displayed in the channel banner.
See Chapter 2 for more information about the channel banner.
Closed-Caption Modes
The TV offers eight closed-captioned modes, including four text modes.
To set the Closed-Caption Mode:
1. Select Screen from the Main menu.
2. Highlight Closed-Caption Mode and press OK (the Closed-Caption Mode
appears).
3. Highlight your choice and press OK (the Screen menu appears again).
Note: The Text modes cover nearly half of the picture on the screen to display the
closed-captioned text. Most broadcasters use the CC mode, which displays a few
lines of captions at a time.
Tip
If you don’t know which Closed-Caption mode to
use, select CC1. CC1 is probably the mode that is
used in your area. CC2, CC3, and CC4 are reserved
for foreign languages, but are rarely used at this
time.
Chapter 3
Turning off Closed-Caption
1.
Select Screen from the Main menu.
2.
Press OK to select Closed-Caption Display.
3.
Highlight Off Always and press OK. The closed captioning is turned off and
you go back to the Screen menu.
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TV MAIN MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
CHANNEL
Parental Controls
GUIDE Plus+
MenuType
1 Signal
Setup 2 Auto Channel Search
Exit
3 List and Labels
4 Auto Tuning
0 Exit
Channel Menu
Signal Type Displays a choice list that lets you select the current antenna
type. This option does not appear when the GUIDE Plus+ system is set up.
UHF/VHF Antenna Choose this if you are currently using an off-air
antenna for TV signals.
Cable TV Choose this if you are currently using cable or a cable box for
TV signals.
Auto Channel Search Tells the TV to search automatically for all the channels
available through the antenna input. When the TV finds an active channel, it
places it in the Normal channel list; inactive channels (weak stations or
channels with no signal at all) will be removed from the channel list. If you are
using a cable box and have set up the GUIDE Plus+ system, this option does
not appear.
List and Labels Displays a control panel that lets you edit your Normal
channel list and choose a six-character label for each channel. Follow the onscreen directions to enter your channels and other information.
Tip
To enter a number greater than 99, press and hold
“1” to enter the hundreds digit, then press the two
remaining numbers.
Channel # Use the up and down arrows to scroll up and down through
the channels available via your antenna. You can enter the channel number
directly using the number buttons.
Normal List Only the channels included in the Normal list are available
when you scan up and down using channel up and down. Use the up and
down arrow buttons to indicate whether the channel number indicated is
included (Yes) or is not included (No) in the Normal channel list.
Channel Label Use the up and down arrow buttons to enter a sixcharacter label for each channel. Hold the button down to scroll quickly
through the characters. The TV can store up to 27 labels in memory.
Auto Tuning Displays a choice list that lets you set up the TV to automatically
tune to the correct input channel when you press a component button (VCR1,
VCR2, or SAT•CABLE) if you are using a universal remote. Go to Chapter 4 for
information on ordering a universal remote.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0
TV MAIN MENU
Picture Quality
Screen
Channel
Time
Parental Controls
TIME
GUIDE Plus+ Menu
1 Sleep Timer
Setup
Exit 2 Schedule
3 Set Time
0 Exit
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Time Menu
Sleep Timer Displays a control panel that lets you select the amount of time
you want to give the TV before it shuts itself off.
Schedule Displays a control panel that lets you set up a schedule for turning
the TV on and off automatically. Reminder: you must turn the schedule On. The
on-screen directions guide you through the steps needed to set the schedule.
Set Time Displays a control panel that lets you enter the current time. The onscreen directions guide you through the steps needed to set the time. If your
GUIDE Plus+ system is set up, it will automatically update your time and this
option will not appear.
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Other Information
Chapter Overview:
•
Troubleshooting
•
Care and Cleaning
•
Limited Warranty
•
Accessory Order Form
•
Glossary
•
Index
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Other Information
Troubleshooting
Most problems you encounter with your TV you can correct by consulting the Troubleshooting list that follows.
TV Problems
TV won’t turn on
•
Press the POWER button.
•
Make sure the TV is plugged in.
•
Check the wall receptacle (or extension cord) to make sure it is “live” by plugging in something else.
•
Something might be wrong with your remote control. Press the POWER button on the front of the TV. If the TV turns on, check the
remote control solutions on page 48.
•
The front panel buttons may be locked (disabled). Use the remote control to unlock the front panel controls by selecting the Front
Panel Block in the Parental Controls menu and choosing Unblock.
Buttons don’t work
•
The front panel buttons may be locked (disabled). Use the remote control to unlock the front panel controls by selecting the Front
Panel Block in the Parental Controls menu and choosing Unblock.
•
Unplug the TV for two minutes and then plug it back in. Turn the TV on and try again.
TV turns off while playing
•
Scheduled Off function may have been activated. Go to page 44 for instructions.
•
Electronic protection circuit may have been activated because of a power surge. Wait 30 seconds and then turn the TV on again. If
this happens frequently, the voltage in your house may be abnormally high or low.
TV turns on unexpectedly
•
Scheduled On or Watch from the GUIDE Plus+ system may have been activated. Go to page 26 or 44 for instructions.
Blank screen
•
Make sure the component connected to the TV is turned on.
•
Try another channel.
No sound, picture okay
•
Maybe sound is muted. Press the volume up button to restore sound.
Can’t select certain channel
•
Channel may be blocked or not approved in the Parental Controls menu.
•
If using a VCR, make sure the TV/VCR button on the VCR is in the correct mode (press the TV/VCR button on your VCR).
Noisy stereo reception
•
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The station might be weak.
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Other Information
Troubleshooting
No picture, no sound but TV is on
•
Maybe the cable/air setting is set to the wrong position. Select GUIDE Plus+ Menu from the Main menu, select
the Setup option, and provide the correct information on the following screens. Go to pages 16-17 for detailed instructions.
•
The channel might be empty — change channels.
•
If you’re watching your VCR and it’s connected with coaxial cable to the ANTENNA jack, tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (whichever
channel is selected on the 3/4 switch on the back of your VCR). Also check to make sure the TV/VCR button on the VCR is in the
correct mode (press the TV/VCR button on your VCR).
Sound okay, picture poor
•
Check antenna connections. Make sure all of the cables are firmly connected to the jacks.
•
Try adjusting sharpness function to improve weak signals. Go to page 42 for more instructions.
Black box appears on the screen
•
Closed-captioning might be on. Check the Closed-Caption Display control panel in the Screen menu. Go to page 42 for more
instructions.
Every time I turn on the TV, the Guide is on the screen
•
The GUIDE Plus+ system automatically appears on the screen when you use the POWER button on the remote to turn on the TV.
You can turn off this feature by pressing GUIDE on your remote control and then press MENU to select the Menu bar. Press the right
arrow button to select Setup. Choose Review options and select OFF.
GUIDE Plus+ System Problems
GUIDE Plus+ setup won’t switch to channel 9 for VCR and/or channel 02 cable box
•
Check to see if the G-LINK wands are positioned correctly in front of components’ remote sensors.
•
GUIDE Plus+ system control of cable box is slower than direct control of the box itself. Keep this in mind when changing channels.
•
You may have an incorrect GUIDE Plus+ Channel Lineup. The guide may get out of sync with the cable provider. Use the GUIDE
Plus+ Setup in the GUIDE Plus+ Menu to change the zip code to 99999. Turn the TV off for 10 minutes. Use Setup again to change
the zip code back to the correct value. If asked, be sure to select the correct channel lineup from the on-screen list.
Program information doesn’t download
•
Review your setup information and make sure it’s correct. Press MENU on the remote and select GUIDE Plus+ Setup. Go to page 16
for detailed instructions about the GUIDE Plus+ Setup menus.
•
The TV must be off to download information. Leave your TV off overnight, for at least 10 hours, to receive the initial download for
your area.
•
If you’re using a cable box, leave it on so you can receive program information.
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Other Information
Scheduled Watch or Record doesn’t occur
•
Check Schedule for timer conflicts. Go to page 26 for instructions.
•
Make sure the wands of the G-LINK cable are placed in front of the remote sensor(s) on the component(s).
•
Make sure your VCR is turned off during the time you’ve scheduled to record a program because the system turns the VCR on when
it starts recording (if it’s already on when recording starts, the system will turn it off).
•
Make sure there is a tape in the VCR and that the VCR is connected properly.
•
Be sure that you set up the VCR in the GUIDE Plus+ Setup menus. If you don’t complete the Configuring for a VCR steps
successfully, the Record option won’t be available. Go to page 18 for detailed instructions.
•
If a cable box is attached to your TV, make sure you set it up correctly in the GUIDE Plus+ Setup menus. Go to page 16-17 for
detailed instructions.
The Remote Control Doesn’t Work
•
Something might be between the remote and the remote sensor on the component. Make sure there is a clear path.
•
Maybe the remote isn’t aimed directly at the component (TV or VCR) that you’re trying to operate.
•
Maybe batteries in remote are weak, dead or installed incorrectly. Put new batteries in the remote.
•
You might need to drain the remote’s microprocessor: remove batteries and press the number 1 button for at least 60 seconds.
Release the 1 button, replace the batteries, and (if necessary) program the remote again.
Problems with V-Chip/Parental Controls
The rating limits don’t work
•
You must lock the settings. Go to the TV MAIN MENU (press MENU on your remote), select Parental Controls (press 5 on your
remote), select Lock Parental Controls (press 6 on your remote).
I don’t remember my password and I want to unlock the TV
•
If you forget your password, simultaneously press and hold VOL- on the television and VOL- on the remote for 3 seconds. Nothing
appears on the screen, Parental Controls simply unlock and you can re-enter a password via Lock Parental Controls.
The V-Chip won’t let me watch a program even though it’s not rated as violent.
•
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Maybe the movie was given an NR (Not Rated) status. After you block movie ratings, you must set NR to View separately in order to
view movies with an NR rating.
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Other Information
Care and Cleaning
CAUTION: Turn OFF your TV before cleaning.
You can clean the TV as required, using a soft lint-free cloth. Be sure to occasionally dust the ventilation slots in the cabinet
to help assure adequate ventilation.
The TV’s screen may be cleaned with a soft, lint-free cloth as well. Take care not to scratch or mar the screen. If
necessary, you may use a cloth dampened with warm water. Never use strong cleaning agents, such as ammoniabased cleaners, or abrasive powder. These types of cleaners will damage the TV.
While cleaning do not spray liquid directly on the screen, or allow liquid to run down the screen and inside the TV. Also,
avoid placing drinks or vases with water on top of the TV. This could increase the risk of fire or shock hazard or damage to
the TV.
Caution: Using video games or any external accessory with fixed images for extended periods of time can cause them to
be permanently imprinted on the picture tube (or projection TV picture tubes). ALSO, some network/program logos, phone
numbers, etc. may cause similar damage. This damage is not covered by your warranty.
Limited Warranty
What your warranty covers:
• Defects in materials or workmanship.
For how long after your purchase:
• 90 days from date of purchase for labor charges.
•
One year from date of purchase for parts.
•
Two years from date of purchase for the picture tube.
The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm,
whichever comes first.
What we will do:
• Pay any Authorized RCA Television Service Center the labor charges to repair your television.
•
Pay any Authorized RCA Television Service Center for the new or, at our option, refurbished replacement parts and
picture tube required to repair your television.
How you get service:
• For screen sizes of 26” and smaller: Take your RCA television to any Authorized RCA Television Service Center and
pick up when repairs are complete.
• For screen sizes larger than 26”: Request home or pick up, repair, and return service from any Authorized RCA
Television Service Center, provided that your television is located within the geographic territory covered by an
Authorized RCA Television Service Center. If not, you must take your television to the Service Center location at your
own expense, or pay for the cost the Service Center may charge to transport your television to and from your home.
• To identify your nearest Authorized RCA Television Service Center, ask your dealer, look in the Yellow Pages, or call
1-800-336-1900.
• Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the product is within the
warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service. For rental firms, proof of first rental is also required.
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What your warranty does not cover:
• Customer instruction. (Your Owner’s Manual describes how to install, adjust, and operate your television. Any
additional information should be obtained from your dealer.)
• Installation and related adjustments.
• Signal reception problems not caused by your television.
• Damage from misuse or neglect.
• Batteries.
• Customer replacement fuses.
• Images burnt onto the screen.
• A television that has been modified or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional or other commercial
purposes.
• A television purchased or serviced outside the U.S.A.
• Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage.
Product Registration:
• Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your TV. It will make it easier to contact you
should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage.
Limitation of Warranty:
• THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION
GIVEN BY THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY
WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.
•
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE
CONSUMER. THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY
ARE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY
APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
How state law relates to this warranty:
• Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
• This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state.
If you purchased your product outside the United States:
• This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.
Service calls which do not involve defective materials or workmanship are not covered by this warranty. Costs
of such service calls are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
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Other Information
VH81 (3-ft)
VH82 (6-ft)
VH89 (6-ft)
Gold-Tipped cable
VH83 (6-ft)
Screw-on Cable attaches to
the round antenna
connectors (called 75-ohm
F-type) on the back of your
VCR or TV. The ends screw
onto the connectors for a
secure connection.
Accessory Order Form
Push-on Cable attaches
to the round antenna
connectors (called 75ohm F-type) on the back
of your VCR or TV. Ends
push on for a quick
connection.
Monaural VCR Dubbing
Cable Double cable that lets
you connect the video and
audio jacks of two VHS
VCRs to duplicate tapes.
Can also be used to connect
a VCR to your TV. Cable is
color-coded and shielded.
Has RCA-type phono plugs
on each end.
Stereo VCR Dubbing Cable
Triple cable that lets you
connect the VIDEO and AUDIO
jacks of stereo components.
Qty
Price
$3.95
Description
Screw-on antenna cable (3-ft)
Part No.
VH81
Screw-on antenna cable (6-ft)
VH82
$4.95
Push-on antenna cable (6-ft)
VH89
$5.95
Monaural VCR Dubbing Cable (6-ft)
VH83
$5.95
Stereo VCR Dubbing Cable (6-ft)
VH84
$9.95
2-way Signal Splitter
VH47
$3.95
Amplified Antenna
ANT200
$49.95
Antenna Mixer (not shown)
193984
$11.15
Remote Control (CRK17TA1)
242778
$19.35
Audio•Video Adapter (not shown)
228449
$4.45
Optional Remote Control (CRK76TW1)
252956
$29.95
Prices are subject to change without notice.
Total Merchandise ............................................
$
Sales Tax .............................................................
$
We are required by law to collect the
appropriate sales tax for each individual
state, country, and locality to which the
merchandise is being sent.
Gold-Tipped cable
VH84 (6-ft)
Shipping and Handling ....................................
$
Total Amount Enclosed ....................................
$
5.00
Use VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card
preferably.
2-way Signal Splitter
Money order or check must be in U.S.
currency only.
✂
Helps you connect a
second TV or VCR.
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No COD or CASH.
Splitter VH47
All accessories are subject to availability.
Where applicable, we will ship a superseding model.
Please complete other side also
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Other Information
Amplified Antenna
Charge your order on your VISA,
MasterCard, or Discover Card by
filling in below
Allows you to quickly switch
from the antenna signal to the
cable or satellite signal without
disconnecting the antenna.
USE YOUR CREDIT CARD
®
IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number
from your VISA card
ANT200
My card expires:
Remote Control
POWER
GO
BACK
VOL
MUTE
IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number
from your MasterCard
s r
r
TM
CHAN
GUIDE
INFO
OK
MENU
This is the remote control that
came packed with your TV.
Replacements or spares can be
ordered as needed.
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
7
INPUT
SKIP
0
Copy Number
above your
name on
MasterCard
My card
expires:
CRK17TA1
IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number
from your Discover Card
ON OFF
VCR1
DVD
VCR2
MUTE
TV
SKIP
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH -
SOUND
Optional Remote Control
AUX SAT CABLE
GO BACK
GUIDE
INFO
This is a universal remote
control you can use to operate
other features within your TV.
OK
My card expires:
MENU
CLEAR
3
2
1
4
5
6
7
8
9
WHO INPUT
ANTENNA
0
REVERSE
PLAY
FORWARD
REC•VCR+
STOP
PAUSE
AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE
(Credit card order will not be processed without signature)
CRK76TW1
Print or type your name and
address clearly.
A complete and correct
order will save you days
of waiting.
To Order
To place your order by phone, have your Visa,
MasterCard or Discover Card ready and call the toll-free
number listed below.
Name:
Street:
Use this number only to place an order for accessory
items listed on this order form.
Apt:
1-800-338-0376
City:
To place your order by mail, detach and mail the
completed order form with credit card information,
money order or check in US currency (made payable to
Thomson multimedia Inc.) to the following address:
Daytime phone number:
✂
Zip:
Please make sure that both sides of this form
have been filled out completely.
• Allow 4 weeks for delivery.
• All accessories are subject to availability.
• Prices are subject to change.
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State:
Video Accessories
PO Box 8419
Ronks, PA 17573
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Other Information
Glossary
Antenna A device used to send or receive electromagnetic waves through the air. In television,
an antenna can be alternative to cable service but does not receive cable channels such as CNN.
Audio Input Used to connect line-level stereo coming from a VCR, laserdisc player and other
components. Audio inputs are also vital parts of audio/video receivers, sound processors, and
audio components in general.
Auto Channel Search A TV’s ability to automatically tune or program stations that are used by
broadcasters and skip those left unused.
Black Level The level of black in the picture, sometimes referred to brightness, The black level
control is adjusted to compensate for ambient room light.
Channel Block Allows users to affix security codes to certain channels; typically used by parents
to prevent children from viewing “adult” channels. Channels are blocked and unblocked using the
TV’s set’s wireless remote control.
Closed Captioning Dialogue or other text appearing on a TV screen. This feature for the
hearing-impaired is now legally mandated on all TV sets 13 inches or larger.
Coaxial Cable Round antenna wire consisting of a central inner conductor and a cylindrical
outer conductor. Used for most video connections, especially by cable companies. Carries both
picture and sound for all available channels.
Contrast
FCC
The range in brightness between the darkest and brightest areas in a picture.
Federal Communications Commission
G-Link Cable Connects from your TV to your VCR and/or cable box in order for all of the
features of the program guide to work properly.
Guide Plus+ System Pressing the Guide button will bring up an on-screen interactive list of
programs and information that is built into your TV.
On-Screen Display Method of showing TV control status (Channel, Time, Parental Controls,
etc.) within the picture area.
Parental Controls Allows you to program the TV so that children cannot see certain programs,
channels or use the front panel controls.
Video Input Used to connect the incoming picture portion from an audio/video source. Provides
higher picture quality than RF connection because video and audio are separated.
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Index
A
Accessories 51
Advanced connections 11
Age-Based Ratings 31
ANTENNA jack 8, 9, 11
Arrow buttons 20
AUDIO jack 8, 11
Auto
Channel Search 15, 44
Tuning 44
B
Basic
connections 8
Picture Controls 42
Batteries for the remote 14
Black Level 42
Block
Age-Based Ratings 33
Channel 37
Front Panel 37
Movie Ratings 36
Specific Content Themes 34
V-Chip Unrated Program 37
Buttons, remote control 20
C
Cables
coaxial 7
G-LINK 7
CC (Closed Captioning) 42
CH+ button 20
CH- button 20
Channel
Banner 30
Block 37
Labels 44
Lineup 22
Menu 44
Search 15
Channels menu 28
CLEAR button 20
Closed Caption
Display 42
Mode 42
Coaxial cable 7
Color Warmth 42
Connections
TV + VCR 8
TV + VCR + Satellite Receiver
11
TV Only 9
Content Themes 31
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Contrast 42
Control Panels 40
N
V
F
News menu 26
Normal List 44
Number buttons 20
V-Chip
Age-Based Ratings 31
Blocking Movies 35
Content Themes 31
VCR
connecting 8
VIDEO jack 8, 11
VOL+ button 20
VOL- button 20
Finding the sensor 13
Front panel
block 37
buttons 12
jacks 12
G
G-LINK
connecting 13
wands 13
GO BACK button 20
Grid Guide menu 23
GUIDE button 20
GUIDE Plus+ system 22
Channel Lineup 22
Downloading Information 22
setup 15
I
INFO button 20
INPUT button 20
Interactive setup 15
L
Labels 44
Language 42
Languages
Selecting 15
Locating remote sensor 13
Lock, Parental Controls 38
M
Memory 44
Menu
Channel 44
Channels 28
Grid Guide 23
Language 42
Messages 27
News 26
Picture Quality 42
Schedule 26
Screen 42
Setup 28
Sort 25
Time 44
MENU button 20
Menus
GUIDE Plus+ system setup 15
Messages menu 27
MUTE button 20
O
OK button 20
P
Parental Controls
Locking, Unlocking 38
menu 30
Picture
Presets 42
Quality Menu 42
POWER button 20
W
Warranty 49
R
Rating Limits
movies 35
TV 32
Remote, batteries 14
Remote control buttons 20
Remote sensor 13
S
Satellite Receiver
connecting 11
Schedule 44
menu 26
Screen Menu 42
Set Time 44
Setup
GUIDE Plus+ system menus
15
menu 28
Sharpness 42
Signal Type
Cable TV 44
UHF/VHF Antenna 44
SKIP button 20
Sleep Timer 30, 44
Sort menu 25
T
Time Menu 44
Tint 42
Troubleshooting 46
U
UHF/VHF Antenna 44
Unlock, Parental Controls 38
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Visit the RCA web site at www.rca.com
Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only
add delays in service for your product.
Thomson multimedia Inc.
10330 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46290
©2001 Thomson multimedia Inc.
Trademark(s)® Registered
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