16353940
HDTV Monitor
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
This symbol indicates that this product
incorporates double insulation between
hazardous mains voltage and user
accessible parts. When servicing use only
identical replacement parts.
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.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that no
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
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.
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, black borders (sides, top and bottom), etc.
may cause similar damage. This damage is not covered by your warranty.
Cable TV Installer: This reminder is provided to call your attention to
Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code (Section 54 of the Canadian
Electrical Code, Part 1) which provides guidelines for proper grounding
and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the
grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry as
practical.
Warning: Do not use the Freeze feature for an extended period of time. This
can cause the image to be permanently imprinted on the picture tube. Such
damage is not covered by your warranty. Press any button to unfreeze the
picture at any time.
Product Registration
Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. For US customers:
Your RCA Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at www.rca.com/productregistration. Registering
this product 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: ______________________________________________________________________________
Important Information
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.
Read these instructions.
2.
Keep these instructions.
3.
Heed all warnings.
4.
Follow all instructions.
5.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
6.
Clean only with dry cloth.
7.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
9.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the
other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is provided for your
safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they
exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a
cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as
power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
If an outside antenna is connected to the TV receiver, be sure the antenna system is
grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built up static
charges. In the U.S. Section 810-21 of the National Electrical Code and in Canada, Part 1 of
the Canadian Electrical Code provides information with respect to proper grounding of the
antenna system. See the figure on the right for details.
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(NEC) National Electrical Code
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To assure adequate ventilation for this product, maintain a spacing
of 4 inches from the top and sides of the TV receiver and 2 inches
from the rear of the TV receiver and other surfaces.
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Introduction
Key Features Overview
Your TV is equipped with features that will add to your TV viewing experience. The following
information summarizes a few of these features. Chapter 3 provides more information about the
rest of the TV’s features and how to use them.
TruScan Digital Reality
Picture performance starts with signal processing. TruScan Digital Reality intelligent signal
processing recognizes incoming video signals and progressively converts them to achieve
optimum digital picture performance. It enhances the picture quality and makes you feel as if
you’re close to the real thing. It also recognizes when original film sources have been modified
and automatically converts the analog frame rate back to its original format to bring out the
detail – a process commonly referred to as reverse 3:2 pulldown.
DVI-HDTV Input
Lets you connect a component with a DVI (Digital Visual Interface) output. DVI provides an
uncompressed, digital video interface developed for high-bandwidth digital connection. It
supports the overlay of high-resolution graphics needed by some electronic program guide
navigation and other interactive services. DVI, when combined with HDCP (High bandwidth
Digital Content Protection) technology, creates a protected digital connection. The DVI-HDTV
connection is designed to display either progressive scan (480p) or HDTV (1080i) signals at a
bandwidth of up to 1.78 Gigabits per second.
V-Chip: Parental Controls (for the U.S. and Canada)
Description: You can block programs and movies by content, age-based ratings,
and/or movie ratings.
Requirements:
• Set up the Parental Control menu in the TV’s main menu (Chapter 3 has
details).
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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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Parental controls must be locked for these settings to take affect.
Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions .......................................... 1
Introduction
Key Features Overview .................................................... 2
Chapter 1: Connections & Setup
Things to Consider Before You Connect ......................... 4
Choose Your Connection .................................................. 5
Cables Needed to Connect Components
to Your TV.............................................................. 5
TV + HDTV Tuner + VCR + DVD Player............................. 7
TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR ........................................... 9
TV + DVD + VCR .............................................................. 11
TV + A/V Receiver ........................................................... 12
Explanation of Jacks (in alphabetical order)................. 12
The Front of Your TV....................................................... 14
Front Input Jacks....................................................... 14
Front Panel Buttons.................................................. 14
Plug in the TV .................................................................. 15
Put batteries in the remote ............................................ 15
How to Use the Remote Control to Complete
the Initial Setup........................................................... 15
Turn on the TV................................................................. 15
Complete the Initial Setup ............................................. 16
Set the Menu Language .......................................... 16
Complete Auto Channel Search............................... 16
Changing Lists and Labels ........................................ 16
Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control
Chapter 3: Using the TV's Features
Channel Banner............................................................... 23
Autotuning ...................................................................... 23
Why You Should Use the Autotuning Feature ....... 23
How to Set Up the Autotuning Feature.................. 24
Parental Controls and V-Chip ......................................... 25
How V-Chip Works for USA and Canada................. 25
US V-Chip TV Rating Limit........................................ 25
Canada V-Chip Ratings ............................................. 29
Blocking Canadian V-Chip Ratings .......................... 31
V-Chip Movie Rating Limit ....................................... 31
Blocking Unrated/Exempt Programs .................... 32
Lock/Unlock Parental Controls ............................... 32
Chapter 4: Using the Menu System
Sound Menu .................................................................... 33
Picture Menu ................................................................... 34
Channel Guide Menu ...................................................... 36
Time Menu....................................................................... 36
Parental Control Menu ................................................... 36
Setup Menu ..................................................................... 37
Chapter 5: Other Information
Troubleshooting .............................................................. 39
FCC Information .............................................................. 41
Care and Cleaning........................................................... 41
RCA HDTV Monitor Limited Warranty........................... 42
Accessory Information.................................................... 44
Index ................................................................................ 45
The Buttons on the Remote Control.............................. 17
Programming the Remote .............................................. 19
Find Out If You Need to Program the Remote ...... 19
Using Automatic Code Search ................................. 19
Using Direct Entry..................................................... 20
How to Use the Remote After You’ve
Programmed It ...................................................... 21
Using the INPUT Button.................................................. 21
Remote Control Codes.................................................... 22
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Things to Consider Before You Connect
Protect Against Power Surges
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Connect all components before you plug any of their power cords into the wall outlet.
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Turn off the TV and/or component before you connect or disconnect any cables.
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Make sure all antennas and cables are properly grounded. Refer to the Important Safety
Instructions on page 1.
Protect Components from Overheating
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Don’t block ventilation holes on any of the components. Arrange the components so that air
can circulate freely.
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Don’t stack components.
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If you place components in a stand, make sure you allow adequate ventilation.
•
If you connect an audio receiver or amplifier, place it on the top shelf so the heated air from it
won’t flow around other components.
Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference
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Insert each cable firmly into the designated jack.
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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 TV.
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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 Safety Instructions on
page 1.
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.
Note for US customers: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service Representative
who will visit your home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation.
For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359.
For additional assistance while using your RCA product, please visit www.rca.com/customersupport.
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Cables Needed to Connect Components to Your TV
The pictures below show the cables needed for the connections represented in this book.
Audio/Video
cables
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1. Make sure cable or antenna and/or satellite is connected to your VCR.
A. Connect the coaxial cable from your cable outlet or antenna to the antenna input on the HDTV Tuner.
B. Connect the satellite dish antenna to the satellite input on the HDTV Tuner.
2. Make the video connection between your HDTV Tuner and the TV.
Connect a DVI-HDTV cable to the DVI-HDTV jack on the back of your HDTV Tuner. Connect the other end of the
cable to the DVI-HDTV input on the back of TV.
Note: If your HDTV Tuner doesn’t have a DVI-HDTV jack, but does have a Y PB PR jacks, connect it to the TV’s CMP1
jack (or CMP2 if you have model D30W750T) using component video cables.
3. Make the audio connection between your HDTV Tuner and the TV.
Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the DVI-HDTV L and R audio jacks on the back of the TV and to the Audio
Output jacks on the HDTV Tuner.
4. Connect your HDTV Tuner to your VCR.
A. Connect a coaxial cable to the HDTV Tuner’s antenna output and to VCR’s antenna input.
B. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the Audio Output jacks on the HDTV Tuner and to the Audio Input
jacks on the VCR.
C. Connect the video cable to the Video Output jack on the HDTV Tuner and to the Video Input jack on the VCR.
5. Connect your VCR to your TV.
A. Connect a coaxial cable to the VCR’s antenna output and to the ANTENNA/CABLE Input jack on the TV.
B. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the VID1 L/MONO and R audio jacks on the back of the TV and to the
Audio Output jacks on the VCR.
C. Connect the video cable to the VID1 V (video) jack on the back of the TV and to the Video Output jack on the VCR.
6. Connect your DVD player to your TV.
A. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the CMP1 L and R audio jacks on the back of the TV and to the Audio
Output jacks on the DVD player.
B. Connect three video grade cables to the CMP1 Y PB PR jacks on the back of the TV and to the Y PB PR jacks on the
DVD player.
Notes: If your DVD player doesn’t have Y PB PR jacks, but does have an S-Video jack, connect the player to the TV’s
VID1 S-VIDEO jack using an S-Video cable.
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cable.
Important: If you use the TV’s VID1 S-VIDEO or V (video) jack to connect the DVD player, you must connect the
audio cables to the TV’s VID1 L/MONO and R jacks.
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TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR
1. Connect your VCR to your TV.
A. Connect a coaxial cable to the VCR’s antenna output and to the ANTENNA/CABLE Input
jack on the TV.
B. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the VID2 L/MONO and R Audio jacks on the
back of the TV and to the Audio Output jacks on the VCR.
C. Connect the video cable to the VID2 V (Video) jack on the back of the TV and to the Video
Output jack on the VCR.
2. Make sure cable or antenna is connected to your VCR.
Connect the coaxial cable from your cable outlet or antenna to the antenna input on the VCR.
3. Connect your Satellite Receiver to your TV.
A. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the VID1 L/MONO and R Audio jacks on the
back of the TV and to the Audio Output jacks on the Satellite Receiver.
B. Connect the video cable to the VID1 V (Video) jack on the back of the TV and to the Video
Output jack on the Satellite Receiver.
C. If your Satellite Receiver has an S-Video jack, connect an S-Video cable (instead of the
video cable in step B) to the S-VIDEO jack on the TV and to the S-VIDEO jack on the
satellite receiver.
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1. Connect your DVD Player to your TV.
A. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the CMP1 L and R Audio jacks on the back of
the TV and to the Audio Output jacks on the DVD player.
B. Connect three video grade cables to the CMP1 Y PB PR jacks on the back of the TV and to
the Y PB PR jacks on the DVD player.
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player to the VID1 S-VIDEO jack on the TV using an S-Video cable.
If your DVD player does not have an S-Video jack, connect the player to the VID1 V (Video)
jack on the back of the TV using a video cable.
Important: If you use the VID1 S-VIDEO or V (Video) jack to connect your TV to the DVD
player, you must connect the audio cables to the VID1 L/MONO and R jacks on the TV.
2. Connect your VCR to your TV.
A. Connect a coaxial cable to the VCR’s antenna output and to the ANTENNA/CABLE Input
jack on the TV.
B. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the VID2 L/MONO and R Audio jacks on the
back of the TV and to the Audio Output jacks on the VCR.
C. Connect the video cable to the VID2 V (Video) jack on the back of the TV and to the Video
Output jack on the VCR.
3. Make sure cable or antenna is connected to your VCR.
Connect the coaxial cable from your cable outlet or antenna to the antenna input on the VCR.
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TV+ A/V Receiver
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Explanation of Jacks (in alphabetical order)
This section describes the jacks you can use to make connections. There are several ways to
connect components to your TV.
ANTENNA/CABLE Lets you connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal from the
antenna, cable, cable box, or if using the examples on pages 6-11, a VCR.
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FIXED AUDIO L/R Provides fixed-level audio output from the TV. This audio
output is ideal for connecting an A/V receiver when you want to control the volume
through the A/V receiver.
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VARIABLE AUDIO Provides variable-level audio output. Volume levels are
controlled by the volume controls on the TV and remote control.
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SUBWOOFER Provides lower bass audio frequencies from the TV to a subwoofer.
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COMPONENT INPUT Lets you connect a component video source, such as a DVD
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the video is separated into three signals. Use three video-grade cables for the
connection. When using CMP1 Y PB PR, make sure to connect left and right audio
cables to the CMP1 L and R Audio Input jacks.
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VID1 S-VIDEO Provides better picture quality than the video jacks (VID1 and 2
Video) because the color part of the picture is separated from the black and white
part of the picture. When using VID1 S-VIDEO, make sure to connect left and right
audio cables to the VID1 L/MONO and R Audio Input jacks.
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the same as VID1 above.
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DVI-HDTV Input Lets you connect an HDTV Tuner with a DVI output.
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Content Protection) technology, creates a protected digital connection. The DVIHDTV connection is designed to display either progressive scan (480p) or HDTV
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L (Audio) Provides left audio connection when using the DVI jack. The left audio
connector is usually white.
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R (Audio) Provides right audio connection when using the DVI jack. The right
audio connector is usually red.
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The Front of Your TV
Front Input Jacks
The TV has front inputs for convenience: one set of audio/video input jacks, an S-Video jack and
a headphones jack. The jacks are ideal for using a video game console or a camcorder. Locate
the jacks either on the front of the TV or on one of the sides. To access the component you
connected to the front of the TV, press the INPUT button on your remote until FRNT appears on
the screen.
Note: When connecting a component that uses a monaural cable, such as some camcorders,
use the Left (mono) input jack to get sound from both speakers.
PHONES Allows you to connect headphones to listen to the sound coming from the TV. To
adjust volume control of the headphones, press the VOL > or VOL < button (the volume display
appears). Press the arrow up or down button (the headphone volume display appears), then
press the right or left arrow button to adjust the headphone volume.
VIDEO (in) Receives video from another component such as a camcorder, video game console
or VCR.
L/MONO and R AUDIO Receives audio from another component such as a camcorder, video
game console or VCR.
S-VIDEO (in) Allows you to connect an S-Video cable from another component. Make sure
you also connect audio cables from the component to the TV.
Note: Do not connect an S-Video and a regular video cable to the FRNT jacks at the same
time.
Front Panel Buttons
If you cannot locate your remote, you can use the front panel buttons of your TV to operate
many of the TV’s features.
MENU/OK Brings up the Main menu. In the menu system, it selects highlighted items.
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Scans down through the current channel list. In the menu system, acts like down arrow
button on the remote control and adjusts menu controls.
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CH
Scans up through the channel list. In the menu system, acts like up arrow button on the
remote control and adjusts menu controls.
VOL < Decreases the volume. In the menu system, acts like left arrow button on the remote
control and adjusts menu controls.
VOL > Increases the volume. In the menu system, acts like right arrow button on the remote
control and adjusts menu controls.
POWER Turns the TV on and off.
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Plug in the TV
Plug the end of the power cord into a grounded wall outlet. Insert the plug
completely into the outlet.
Put batteries in the remote
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How to Use the Remote Control to
Complete the Initial Setup
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.
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 TV on the remote, or press POWER on the TV’s front panel.
Note: Pressing the TV button not only turns on the TV, but puts the
remote into TV mode. “TV mode” means that the buttons on the remote
control operate the TV’s functions.
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Tip
To access the setup menus manually, press
MENU and choose SETUP.
Complete the Initial Setup
The menu system in your TV allows the TV’s features to work properly. The
first time you turn on your TV, the setup screens appear.
Set the Menu Language
The first part of the setup allows you to select your preferred language for the
menu system.
If English is your preferred language, press OK. If you want to choose another
language, press the down arrow button until that language is highlighted, and
press OK.
Complete Auto Channel Search
The next screen asks you to make sure you've connected the TV to a cable,
satellite, or off-air signal. When you're sure that a signal is connected to your
TV, press OK on your remote to go to the Channel setup screen.
In the Channel setup screen, you can launch the Auto channel search by
pressing OK. The Auto channel search allows the TV to search for all channels
viewable through your antenna or cable TV system. This is sometimes called
auto programming. When the channel search is complete, press OK to access
the List & Labels screen.
Changing Lists and Labels
The List & Labels part of the setup lets you edit your channel list and choose or
create a personal six-character label for each channel.
Note: Changing List and Labels can be time consuming. You can change
these at a later time by accessing the Setup menu.
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1.
Press the left or right arrow to scroll through the channels and choose the
one you want to edit.
2.
Press the down arrow to highlight the In channel list option. Press the left
or right arrow button to add (the box is checked) or remove (the box is
unchecked) the channel from the list.
3.
Press the down arrow to highlight the Channel label option. Press the left
or right arrow button to scroll through the available list of 25 most common
labels. The last option in the list allows you to create your own sixcharacter label for the channel (the first letter of the label is highlighted).
4.
Press the 1 or 2 number button to change the first letter of the label.
5.
Press the right arrow to highlight the second letter, then press the 1 or 2
number button to change the second letter, etc...
6.
When you are finished creating your label, press OK.
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The Buttons on the Remote Control
Indicator
(0-9) Number Buttons Enter channel numbers and time settings directly
through the remote control.
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To enter a one-digit channel, enter a zero first. To enter a two-digit channel,
press the two digits. To enter a three-digit channel, press and hold the 1 button
until 1 and two dashes (– –) appear, then add the second two digits. Example:
to tune to channel 123, press and hold 1 until 1– – appears, release the 1 button
and then press 2 and 3.
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ANTENNA In VCR mode (if programmed), this button works as a TV/VCR
button for some VCRs. In SAT mode (if programmed), this button works as a
TV/SAT button for some satellite receivers.
AUX•HD Puts the remote in AUX/HD mode. As a default, this button controls
some models of RCA HDTV Tuners. It can also be programmed to operate
some brands of an additional remote-controllable components. The Autotuning
feature for this button works only with HDTV tuners (see page 23 for more
information on Autotuning).
CC Displays a reduced Closed Captioning menu, allowing you to turn closed
captioning on and off or change the closed captioning mode. Use the up and
down arrow buttons to highlight the setting you want to change. Use the left
and right arrow buttons to change the highlighted setting.
CH + or CH - Scans up or down through the current channel list. Press once
to change the channel up or down; press and hold to continue changing
channels. In DVD mode (if programmed), these buttons work as chapter
advance or chapter reverse buttons with some DVD players.
CLEAR Removes any menu or display from the screen and returns you to
normal viewing.
DVD Puts the remote in DVD mode and, if Autotuning is enabled, will turn on
the TV and tune to the correct input channel.
FORMAT Changes the current format (aspect ratio and magnification) of the
image on the screen.
FREEZE When watching TV, freezes the picture until you press any button
on the remote to resume normal TV viewing. The FREEZE feature automatically
times out after a short time. Please note that when you "unfreeze" you go back
to live programming (skipping any programming that occurred during the
freeze).
Note: The FREEZE feature does not work on signals from the DVI-HDTV or
CMP1 inputs in progressive scan (480p) or HDTV (1080i) modes.
Do not use the Freeze feature for an extended period of time. This can cause
the image to be permanently imprinted on the picture tube. Such damage is
not covered by your warranty. Press any button to unfreeze the picture at any
time.
GO BACK Returns you to the previous channel.
GUIDE Brings up the Channel Guide menu.
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Tip
The indicator flashes when the remote
batteries are low and you press a button on
the remote.
A warning banner may also appear on the
screen when you press a remote button and
your batteries are low.
Tip
To turn off all the RCA, GE, and Proscan
components that are connected to the TV,
press ON•OFF twice within two seconds.
This feature only works with most RCA, GE,
and Proscan products.
Indicator Indicates the programming mode when programming the remote to
control components. The indicator lights up when you press a valid button on
the remote. It flickers when the remote batteries are low and you press a button.
INFO Brings up channel banner; press again to clear the screen.
INPUT Press to toggle through the available input sources (VID1, VID2, FRNT,
CMP1 and DVI—press the CH+ or CH- button to resume TV viewing).
MENU Brings up the Main menu.
MUTE Reduces the TV’s volume to its minimum level. Press again to restore
the volume.
OK When in the menu system, selects highlighted items. When watching
TV, freezes the picture until you press any button on the remote to resume
normal TV viewing. Please note that when you "unfreeze" you go back to live
programming (skipping any programming that occurred during the freeze).
ON•OFF When in TV mode, turns the TV on and off. If in another component
mode (DVD or AUX•HD) and programmed, will turn the component on and
off. When pressed twice within two seconds, the ON•OFF button turns off most
RCA, GE and Proscan components.
PRESETS Displays the Picture and Sound preset settings. Use the up and down
arrow buttons to highlight either Picture or Sound settings. Use the left and right
arrow buttons to change to a different Picture or Sound preset.
Note:
The DVD and AUX•HD buttons also turn on
most RCA, GE, and Proscan products.
REVERSE, PLAY, FORWARD, RECORD, STOP, PAUSE If programmed,
provides transport control for some remote-controllable VCRs and DVD players.
SLEEP Displays the Sleep Timer. Each press adds an additional 15 minutes.
SKIP Press once before changing channels and the TV will wait 30 seconds
before returning you to the original channel. Press repeatedly to add more time.
TV Turns on the TV and puts the remote in TV mode. Also displays current
status.
VOL – or VOL + Decreases or increases the TV’s volume.
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You’ll use these buttons for the
Auto Code Search.
Important: The remote may not
be compatible with all models of
all brands of components. It also
may not operate all functions of
the remote that came with your
component.
Find Out If You Need to Program the Remote
To determine whether the universal remote needs to be programmed to operate
one of the components connected to your TV, such as a DVD player, do the
following:
1.
Turn on the component (in this example, a DVD player).
2.
Point the remote at the component.
3.
Press the corresponding component button (in this example, the DVD
button).
4.
Press ON•OFF to see if the DVD player responds. If the DVD player
doesn’t respond, you need to program the remote to operate it.
Programming the Remote
There are two ways to program the remote control:
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direct entry
Using Automatic Code Search
The following instructions can be used to program the remote to operate each
of your components. If you want to stop the automatic code search without
programming any of your components, press CLEAR until the indicator on the
remote turns off.
Note: The AUX•HD button on this remote is set by default to search
for codes for DVD players only. If you want to program it for use with a
different component, use the direct entry method.
Tip
To stop the automatic code search without
programming any components, press and hold
CLEAR until the indicator on the remote turns
off.
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1.
Turn on the component you want to operate (VCR, DVD player, etc.)
2.
Press and hold the component button you want to program (DVD or
AUX•HD). While holding the component button, press and hold ON•OFF
until the indicator on the remote turns on, then release both buttons.
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3.
Point the remote at the component. Keep the remote pointed at the
component until the end of this step.
Press and release PLAY, then wait 5 seconds or until the indicator on the
remote stops flashing.
At this point the remote is searching for the correct code to program. If,
after 5 seconds, the component you want to operate does not turn off,
press PLAY again to tell the remote to search the next set of codes.
Continue pressing PLAY until the component turns off or the indicator light
on the remote turns off. If the indicator light turns off, then all codes for that
particular component have been tested once. If the component does not turn
off, then the remote can’t be programmed to operate that component.
Important
If the component you want to control does turn off:
You must continue pressing the component
button while you enter the code.
1.
Press and release REVERSE, then wait 2 seconds. Repeat this step until the
device turns back ON.
Let’s say you have a Zenith DVD player. To
program the universal remote to operate the
DVD player, you would:
2.
To finish, press and hold STOP until the indicator on the remote turns off.
A code that controls your component has been saved to that remote button.
Press and hold the DVD button while you
enter the first code listed for Zenith in the
DVD Codes column.
Release the DVD button. Press ON•OFF to
see if the DVD player responds. If it doesn’t,
follow the same steps, but enter the second
code for Zenith DVD players instead of the
first.
Using Direct Entry
1.
Turn on the component to be programmed.
2.
Look up the brand and code number(s) for the component on the code list
in this section.
3.
Press and hold the component button you want to program on the remote.
4.
Enter the code from the remote control code list on the following pages. If
the indicator flashes, you have either entered an invalid code or the button
isn’t programmable.
5.
Release the component button. Point the remote at the component. Keep
the remote pointed at the compoenent until the end of this step.
Press ON•OFF to see if the component responds to the command. If it
doesn’t, try pressing the component button and then ON•OFF again.
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If you get no response, repeat these steps using the next code listed for
your brand, until the component responds to the remote commands.
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If you try all the codes for your component brand and none work, try the
automatic code search method. If automatic code search doesn’t find the
code, the remote is not compatible with your component.
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Component buttons
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Because this universal remote can control several different components (TV,
DVD, VCR, satellite receiver, etc.) it uses operational modes triggered by the
component buttons. For example, if you want the remote to control the TV, you
would press the TV button to put the remote into TV mode before you could
control the TV.
1.
Press the appropriate component button (DVD or AUX•HD) to set the
remote to control the component.
2.
Press ON•OFF to turn the component ON or OFF.
3.
Use the remote buttons that apply to that component.
Notes:
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The remote may not be compatible with all brands and models of
components. It also may not operate all functions of the remote that
came with your component.
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If you keep pressing buttons and nothing happens, the remote is
probably in the wrong mode. You must press the component button
that matches the component you want to operate (i.e., if you want to
operate the DVD player, press DVD on the remote control to put the
remote in DVD mode.)
Using the INPUT Button
Use the INPUT button to scroll through the available input channels and view
components you have connected to the TV.
Chapter 2
1.
Press TV to place the remote in TV mode. Make sure the component you
want to view is turned ON.
2.
Press INPUT to tune to an available input channel.
3.
To return to the channel you were previously watching on TV, press CH+ or
CH- button.
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VCR Codes
Programmable for the AUX•HD button.
Admiral......................................................................... 2132
Adventura .................................................................... 2026
Aiko.............................................................................. 2027
Aiwa ............................................................................. 2026
Akai .........2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2111, 2112, 2113
American High............................................................. 2021
Asha ............................................................................. 2013
Audio Dynamics ................................................ 2009, 2010
Audiovox ..................................................................... 2014
Bell & Howell .............................................................. 2011
Beaumark..................................................................... 2013
Broksonic........................................................... 2012, 2025
Calix ............................................................................. 2014
Candle ...............2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Canon....................................................... 2021, 2022, 2114
Capehart............................................................. 2020, 2110
Carver........................................................................... 2062
CCE..................................................................... 2027, 2061
Citizen ...2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2027
Colortyme .................................................................... 2009
Colt............................................................................... 2061
Craig ................................................2013, 2014, 2023, 2061
Curtis-Mathes .......................2000, 2009, 2013, 2016, 2018,
2021, 2022, 2024, 2115, 2131
Cybernex...................................................................... 2013
Daewoo...2015, 2017, 2019, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2110
Daytron ........................................................................ 2110
DBX.................................................................... 2009, 2010
Dimensia ............................................................ 2000, 2131
Dynatech...................................................................... 2026
Electrohome....................................................... 2014, 2029
Electrophonic............................................................... 2014
Emerson .....................2012, 2014, 2015, 2021, 2024, 2025,
2026, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034,2035, 2036,
2037, 2038, 2039, 2040, 2041, 2042,2044, 2045, 2046,
2047, 2065, 2113, 2116, 2117, 2130
Fisher.......2011, 2023, 2048, 2049, 2050, 2051, 2052, 2118
Fuji...................................................................... 2021, 2119
Funai ............................................................................ 2026
Garrard......................................................................... 2026
GE ..................................................2000, 2001, 2013, 2021,
2022, 2053, 2115, 2120, 2131
Goldstar...........................................2009, 2014, 2018, 2054
Gradiente ..................................................................... 2026
Harley Davidson.......................................................... 2026
Harman Kardon ........................................................... 2009
Harwood ...................................................................... 2061
Headquarter ................................................................. 2011
Hitachi...............2055, 2056, 2057, 2107, 2111, 2120, 2122
Hi-Q ............................................................................. 2023
Instant Replay .............................................................. 2021
JCL ................................................................................ 2021
JC Penney ........2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2021, 2022,
2055, 2056, 2058, 2059, 2060, 2107, 2118
Jensen....................................................... 2055, 2056, 2111
JVC ..............................2009, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2111, 2123
Kenwood ..........2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2018, 2111, 2123
KLH .............................................................................. 2061
Kodak................................................................. 2014, 2021
Lloyd ............................................................................ 2026
Logik ............................................................................ 2061
LXI ................................................................................ 2014
Magnavox ......................................2021, 2022, 2062, 2063,
2104, 2105, 2108, 2124
Magnin ......................................................................... 2013
Marantz ...2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2018, 2021, 2062, 2064
Marta ............................................................................ 2014
Masushita ..................................................................... 2021
Mei ............................................................................... 2021
Memorex ........................................2011, 2013, 2014, 2021,
2023, 2026, 2104, 2132
MGA ......................................................... 2029, 2065, 2113
MGN Technology ........................................................ 2013
Midland ........................................................................ 2053
Minolta ..................................................... 2055, 2056, 2107
Mitsubishi.........2029, 2055, 2056, 2065, 2066, 2067, 2068,
2069, 2070, 2071, 2072, 2073, 2074, 2106, 2113, 2123
Montgomery Ward............................................. 2075, 2132
Motorola............................................................. 2021, 2132
MTC.................................................................... 2013, 2126
Multitech ...............................2013, 2016, 2026, 2053, 2061
NEC ............................2009, 2010, 2011,2016, 2018, 2064,
2076, 2078, 2079, 2111, 2123
Nikko ........................................................................... 2014
Noblex.......................................................................... 2013
22
Olympus ...................................................................... 2021
Optimus ............................................................. 2014, 2132
Optonica ...................................................................... 2096
Panasonic....................2021, 2022, 2109, 2125, 2126, 2127
Pentax ...................................2016, 2055, 2056, 2107, 2120
Pentex Research .......................................................... 2018
Philco ..............................................2021, 2022, 2062, 2063
Philips .............................................2021, 2062, 2096, 2124
Pilot .............................................................................. 2014
Pioneer..................................2010, 2055, 2080, 2081, 2123
Portland...........................................2016, 2017, 2019, 2110
Proscan..................................................... 2000, 2001, 2131
Protec ........................................................................... 2061
Pulsar ........................................................................... 2104
Quarter......................................................................... 2011
Quartz .......................................................................... 2011
Quasar...................................................... 2021, 2022, 2125
RCA ........2000, 2001, 2003, 2013, 2021, 2055, 2056, 2082,
2083, 2084, 2085, 2086, 2087, 2088, 2089,
2090, 2091, 2107, 2115, 2120, 2125, 2131, 2133
Radioshack/Realistic ...........2011, 2013, 2014, 2021, 2022,
2023, 2026, 2029, 2049, 2050, 2096, 2132
Radix ............................................................................ 2014
Randex ......................................................................... 2014
Ricoh ............................................................................ 2128
Runco ........................................................................... 2104
Samsung......................2005, 2013, 2015, 2033, 2053, 2112
Sanky.................................................................. 2104, 2132
Sansui ..............................................2010, 2092, 2111, 2123
Sanyo........................................................ 2011, 2013, 2023
Scott.........2012, 2015, 2025, 2032, 2038, 2065, 2093, 2116
Sears ...........................2011, 2014, 2021, 2023, 2048, 2049,
2050, 2051, 2055, 2056, 2107, 2118
Sharp .................2017, 2029, 2094, 2095, 2096, 2097, 2132
Shintom ...........................................2004, 2056, 2061, 2098
Shogun ......................................................................... 2013
Signature ...................................................................... 2132
Singer ....................................................... 2021, 2061, 2128
Sony ................................................2004, 2098, 2099, 2119
STS...................................................................... 2021, 2107
Sylvania .............2021, 2022, 2026, 2062, 2063, 2065, 2124
Symphonic ................................................................... 2026
Tandy ........................................................................... 2011
Tashiko......................................................................... 2014
Tatung .......................................................................... 2111
TEAC ........................................................ 2026, 2085, 2111
Technics ............................................................. 2021, 2109
Teknika .................................2014, 2021, 2026, 2100, 2129
TMK.......................................................... 2013, 2024, 2047
Toshiba..............2015, 2049, 2051, 2055, 2065, 2093, 2116
Totevsion ........................................................... 2013, 2014
Unitech......................................................................... 2013
Vector Research ..............................2009, 2010, 2015, 2016
Victor............................................................................ 2010
Video Concepts ....................2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2113
Videosonic ................................................................... 2013
Wards .....2013, 2014, 2015, 2021, 2023, 2026, 2029, 2055,
2056, 2061, 2096, 2101, 2102, 2103, 2107, 2116, 2132
XR-1000.................................................... 2021, 2026, 2061
Yamaha .................................2009, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2111
Zenith....................................2004, 2098, 2104, 2119, 2128
DVD codes
Programmable for the DVD and AUX•HD buttons.
Aiwa ............................................................................. 3009
Apex................................................................... 3023, 3024
GE ................................................................................ 3000
Hitachi.......................................................................... 3008
JVC ..................................................................... 3002, 3010
Konka................................................................. 3011, 3012
Magnavox .................................................................... 3003
Mitsubishi..................................................................... 3004
Panasonic..................................................................... 3013
Philips .............................................3003, 3019, 3021, 3022
Pioneer......................................................................... 3005
Proscan......................................................................... 3000
RCA .................................................................... 3000, 3001
Samsung....................................................................... 3025
Sanyo............................................................................ 3014
Sony ......................................................... 3006, 3015, 3016
Toshiba..................................................... 3007, 3017, 3020
Zenith........................................................................... 3018
Cable Box Codes
Programmable for the AUX•HD button.
ABC .......................................5002, 5003, 5004, 5006, 5053
Antronix ............................................................. 5008, 5009
Archer....................................................... 5008, 5009, 5010
Cabletenna ................................................................... 5008
Cableview .................................................................... 5008
Colour Voice ...................................................... 5012, 5013
Comtronic .................................................................... 5014
Contec .......................................................................... 5016
Eastern ......................................................................... 5017
GC Electronics ............................................................. 5009
GE ...................................................................... 5000, 5001
Gemini ............................................................... 5018, 5019
General Instrument ..................................................... 5003
Hamlin ........................5020, 5021, 5022, 5028, 5035, 5045
Hitachi.......................................................................... 5003
Jerrold .........................5003, 5018. 5023, 5024, 5046, 5053
Magnavox .................................................................... 5025
Memorex ...................................................................... 5026
Movie Time.................................................................. 5027
NEC .............................................................................. 5005
NSC............................................................................... 5027
Oak..................................................................... 5016, 5029
Panasonic........................................................... 5048, 5052
Philips ............................................5011, 5012, 5013, 5015,
5019, 5025, 5030, 5031, 5032
Pioneer............................................................... 5033, 5034
Proscan............................................................... 5000, 5001
RCA .................................................5007, 5047, 5049, 5052
Realistic ........................................................................ 5009
Regal .................................................................. 5022, 5035
Regency........................................................................ 5017
Rembrandt ................................................................... 5003
Samsung....................................................................... 5034
Scientific Atlanta .............................5006, 5036, 5037, 5038
Signal............................................................................ 5018
Signature ...................................................................... 5003
Sprucer ......................................................................... 5052
Standard Components ....................................... 5039, 5044
Starcom .............................................................. 5018, 5053
Stargate......................................................................... 5018
Starquest....................................................................... 5018
Tocom ................................................................ 5004, 5023
Tusa.............................................................................. 5018
TV86 ............................................................................. 5027
Unika.................................................................. 5008, 5009
United Cable ................................................................ 5053
Universal .................................................. 5008, 5009, 5010
Viewstar ............................................................. 5025, 5027
Zenith................................................................. 5050, 5051
Satellite Receiver Codes
Programmable for the AUX•HD button.
Alphastar ...................................................................... 5079
Chapparal........................................................... 5056, 5057
Dishnet......................................................................... 5078
Drake ................................................................. 5058, 5059
Echostar ....................................................................... 5089
GE .............................................. 5000 (SAT1), 5001 (SAT2)
General Instruments ................................ 5060, 5061, 5062
Hitachi................................................................ 5083, 5084
Hughes Network ............................................... 5077, 5090
JVC ............................................................................... 5082
Panasonic..................................................................... 5075
Philips .......................................................................... 5085
Primestar ...................................................................... 5076
Proscan....................................... 5000 (SAT1), 5001 (SAT2)
RCA .............. 5000 (SAT1), 5001 (SAT2), 5071, 5080, 5081
Realistic ........................................................................ 5063
Sony ............................................................................. 5072
STS1.............................................................................. 5064
STS2.............................................................................. 5065
STS3.............................................................................. 5066
STS4.............................................................................. 5067
Toshiba............................................................... 5068, 5073
Uniden ............................................................... 5069, 5086
HDTV Tuner Codes
Programmable for the AUX•HD button.
RCA .............................................................................. 7000
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Channel Banner
There are several indicators that might appear when you press the TV or INFO button 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).
4/3 format
Current screen format.
Mono
(or Stereo)
Mono appears when the current channel is broadcasting in
mono. Stereo appears when the current channel is broadcasting
in stereo.
SAP
The current channel is broadcasting SAP (Second Audio
Program) information.
Parental Controls are locked.
Sample displays on a Channel Banner.
CC
Closed Captioning is available on the current channel.
03:45 pm
Current time.
15 NBC
Current channel and label assigned to the channel.
Commercial
skip 0:30
Shows the time remaining on the commercial skip (SKIP)
timer.
Sound is muted.
Autotuning
The autotuning feature automatically tunes the TV to the correct channel/input for different
components you have connected to your TV (like a VCR, DVD Player, etc.) When you set up
autotuning in the menu system you don’t have to remember to change your TV to the VID1
input, for example, when you want to watch a DVD on your DVD player.
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With the autotuning feature, you can set up the TV to tune to the channel/input
you need to watch by pressing that component’s button.
Your remote's component buttons
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How to Set Up the Autotuning Feature
The way you set up the autotuning feature in the TV’s menu corresponds to the component
buttons on the remote and the way you have each component connected to your TV. When you
set up autotuning, you’re telling the TV what channel/input to tune to when you press the DVD or
AUX•HD button on the remote control.
1.
Press MENU (the MAIN MENU appears).
2.
Highlight Setup and press OK on your remote control.
3.
Highlight Autotuning and press OK.
4.
Choose which component button you would like to set:
Set DVD Channel Lets you set up the channel the TV tunes to when you
press the DVD button.
Set AUX/HD Channel Lets you set up the channel the TV tunes to when
you press the AUX/HD button.
5.
Press the right arrow button to select the choice that matches the way you
have the component connected to this TV, and press OK.
You can select from the following inputs or channels:
N/A Choose this if you don’t have this particular component connected
to the TV, or if you don’t want the TV to automatically tune to the correct
channel/input when you’re using this component.
Channel 3 or 4 Component is connected to the CABLE/ANTENNA jack on
the back of the TV, and you want the TV to tune to channel 3 when you
press the corresponding button on the remote. Reminder: make sure the
component’s Channel 3/4 switch is set to channel 3.
VID1 or VID2 (Video Input) Component is connected to a VIDEO or
S-Video jack on the back of the TV and you want the TV to tune to a VID
input channel when you press the corresponding component button.
FRNT (Front Video Input) Component is connected to the VIDEO jack
on the front of the TV and you want the TV to tune to the front VID input
channel (FRNT) when you press the corresponding component button.
CMP1 (Component Video Input) Compatible component video source,
such as a DVD player or digital TV converter box, is connected to the three
COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT jacks (Y,PB,PR) on the back of the TV and you
want the TV to tune to the component video input channel (CMP) when you
press the corresponding component button.
Note: Model D30W750T has an extra set of component video input jacks,
labelled CMP2, which is also available in the list of inputs for that model.
DVI Component is connected to the DVI-HDCP jack on the back of the TV
and you want the TV to tune to the DVI input channel when you press the
corresponding component button.
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Parental Controls and V-Chip
The choices in the US V-CHIP and Canada V-CHIP menus 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.
Once you block programs, you can unblock programs by entering a password.
By default, the software inside your TV is turned “off.” For instructions to turn on V-Chip, go to
page 32.
Note: Parental Control settings are not available for DVI or CMP1 inputs.
How V-Chip Works for USA and Canada
V-Chip reads 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 has not been approved for viewing.
Change channel or press OK to enter password and temporarily deactivate the Parental Control.
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 an Exempt rating, and programs that are considered unrated. The next
several pages have tables showing the TV age-based ratings and content themes for the US and
Canada.
US 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 Control from the MAIN MENU. If Parental Controls have
previously been locked, you must enter your password.
2.
Highlight and select US V-Chip. Then select V-Chip TV Rating.
3. 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.
4.
For TV rating limits to take effect, lock Parental Controls by accessing the
Lock parental controls menu.
The following sections give you more details about how to change the status of
TV program limits.
Note: If you forget your password, follow step one above to get to the
password entry screen. Then press the VOL+ and CH+ buttons on the TV's
front panel at the same time for at least 8 seconds. You will receive an
on-screen message that Parental Controls have been unlocked once you've
successfully reset the password.
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The V-Chip Rating 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
Lists the content themes you
can block or view.
Rating Field
Lets you select from a list of
age-based ratings you can
Content Status Fields
block or view.
Lets you select which content themes to view for the
selected rating, and whether
the status of the content
theme is currently unlocked
(
) or locked (
).
Rating Settings Area
Lets you see the current block/view state of age-based ratings and associated content. The View (
Block (
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Age-Based
Rating
USA 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
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).
TV-PG
Parental Guidance Suggested. Contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger
children. Many parents may want to watch it with their younger children. The program contains one
or more of the following content themes: some suggestive dialogue (D), infrequent coarse language
(L), some sexual situations (S), or moderate violence (V).
TV-G
General Audience. Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages. It contains little or no
sexual dialogue (D) or situations (S), no strong language (L), and little or no violence (V).
TV-Y7
Directed to Children 7 years and older. Designed for children ages 7 and above. It may be more
appropriate for children who have acquired the developmental skills needed to distinguish between
make-believe and reality. Themes and elements in this program may include mild fantasy violence
(FV) or comedic violence, or may frighten children under the age of 7.
TV-Y
All Children. Themes and elements in this program are designed for a young audience, including
children from ages 2-6. It is not expected to frighten younger children.
Hierarchy of Age-Based Ratings
Blocking Age-Based Ratings
TV-MA
Mature Audience Only
You can automatically block all program ratings above a specified agebased rating level. To block programs with higher ratings:
TV-14
Parents Strongly Cautioned
1.
TV-PG
Parental Guidance Suggested
Press the up or down arrow button to scroll to the rating
corresponding with the lowest rating you do not want the child to
watch.
TV-G
General Audience
2.
TV-Y7
Directed to Children 7 years and older
Press the OK 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 ).
TV-Y
All Children
3.
Use the up/down arrow buttons to highlight Go back and press OK.
4.
Select Lock Parental Controls from the Parental Control menu for
rating limits to take effect.
Tip
To change all V-Chip movie or TV ratings to View, press
the 0 number button.
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Viewing Age-Based Ratings
After you block age-based ratings, you can change some of the ratings
back to View.
Content Themes
1.
Use the up/down arrows to select the rating with a status of Block.
2.
Press OK to select View.
Blocking Specific Content Themes
You can block programs based on their content. (Content is represented
by the D, L, S, V and FV on your screen.) When you block a content
theme for a particular rating, you automatically block that content theme
for higher rated programs as well.
D
Sexually explicit dialogue
L
Adult language
S
Sexual situations
V
Violence
1.
Determine the content themes you want to block.
FV
Fantasy Violence
2.
Press the down arrow button to scroll to the rating whose content
theme you want to change.
3.
Press the right arrow button to move the yellow highlight to a
particular content theme status.
4.
Press the OK button to change its status to . (In the example to
the left, you block the language (L) corresponding with TV-14. The
language for TV-MA is blocked as well.)
To block program content:
Notes: Broadcasters are not required to provide content themes or
age-based ratings.
You must remember to lock Parental Controls for rating limits to
take effect.
Viewing Specific Content Themes
If you block specific content themes, you have the option of going back
and changing some of the them back to ( ) View:
Tip
To change all V-Chip movie or TV ratings to View, press
the 0 number button.
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1.
Determine the content themes you want to change to (
2.
Press the down arrow button to scroll to the rating whose
content theme you want to change, such as under language (L)
corresponding with TV-14.
3.
Press the right arrow button to move the yellow highlight to a
particular content theme status.
4.
Press the OK button to change the status back to . Your child
would then be able to watch programs with the TV-14 adult language
content, but not programs with TV-MA language content.
) View.
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.
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Canada V-Chip Ratings
Canadian TV V-Chip supports two different Canadian rating systems: English and French.
Rating
Canadian English V-Chip Rating System
18+
Adults. Programming intended for adults 18 and older. It may contain elements of violence, language, and
sexual content which could make it unsuitable for viewers under 18. Violence Guidelines: May contain
violence integral to the development of the plot, character or theme, intended for adult audiences. Other
Content Guidelines: May contain graphic language and explicit portrayals of nudity and/or sex.
14+
Viewers 14 and over. Programming contains themes or content which may not be suitable for viewers
under the age of 14. Parents are strongly cautioned to exercise discretion in permitting viewing by preteens and early teens. Violence Guidelines: May contain intense scenes of violence. Could deal with
mature themes and societal issues in a realistic fashion. Other Content Guidelines: May contain scenes of
nudity and/or sexual activity. There could be frequent use of profanity.
PG
Parental Guidance. Programming intended for a general audience but which may not be suitable for
younger children (under the age of 8). Parents may consider some content inappropriate for unsupervised
viewing by children aged 8-13. Violence Guidelines: Depictions of conflict and/or aggression will be
limited and moderate; may include physical, fantasy, or supernatural violence. Other Content Guidelines:
May contain infrequent mild profanity, or mildly suggestive language. Could also contain brief scenes of
nudity.
G
General Audience. Programming considered acceptable for all ages groups. While not designed
specifically for children, it is understood younger viewers may be part of the audience. Violence
Guidelines: Will contain very little violence, either physical or verbal or emotional. Will be sensitive to
themes which could frighten a younger child, will not depict realistic scenes of violence which minimize or
gloss over the effects of violent acts. Other Content Guidelines: There may be some inoffensive slang, no
profanity and no nudity.
C8+
Children 8 and older. Programming generally considered acceptable for children 8 years and over to
watch on their own. Violence Guidelines: Violence will not be portrayed as the preferred, acceptable,
or only way to resolve conflict or encourage children to imitate dangerous acts which they may see on
television. Any realistic depictions of violence will be infrequent, discreet, of low intensity and will show
the consequences of the acts. Other Content Guidelines: There will be no profanity, nudity or sexual
content.
C
Children. Programming intended for children under age 8. Violence Guidelines: Careful attention is paid
to themes which could threaten children’s sense of security and well being. There will be no realistic
scenes of violence. Depictions of aggressive behavior will be infrequent and limited to portrayals that are
clearly imaginary, comedic or unrealistic in nature. Other Content Guidelines: There will be no offensive
language, nudity or sexual content.
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Rating
Canadian French V-Chip Rating System
18 ans +
Adults. Programming is for adults only. This program contains sustained violence or extremely violent
scenes.
16 ans +
Viewers 16 and over. Programming is not suitable for those under age 16. This program contains
frequent scenes of violence or intensely violent scenes.
13 ans +
Viewers 13 and over. Programming may not be suitable for children under the age of 13. This
program either contains several violent scenes or one or more scenes that are violent enough to affect
them. Viewing in the company of an adult is therefore strongly recommended for children under the
age of 13.
8 ans +
G
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Viewers 8 and over. Not recommended for young children. This program is suitable for most
audiences, but it contains mild or occasional violence that could upset young children. Viewing in
the company of an adult is therefore recommended for young children (under the age of 8) who
do not distinguish between reality and imagination. Programming generally considered acceptable
for children 8 years and over to watch on their own. Violence Guidelines: Violence will not be
portrayed as the preferred, acceptable, or only way to resolve conflict or encourage children to
imitate dangerous acts which they may see on television. Any realistic depictions of violence will
be infrequent, discreet, of low intensity and will show the consequences of the acts. Other Content
Guidelines: There will be no profanity, nudity or sexual content.
General Audience. This program is suitable for audiences of all ages. It contains no violence, or any
violence that it does contain is either minimal or is presented in a humorous manner, as a caricature,
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Blocking Canadian V-Chip Ratings
If you receive Canadian programs you can block Canadian English and
French V-Chip by ratings only. When you block a particular rating, you
automatically block the higher rated programs as well.
To block Canadian English and French program ratings:
1.
Select Canada V-Chip from the Parental Control menu.
2.
Highlight English ratings or French ratings and press OK.
3.
Determine the rating you want to block.
4.
Press the down arrow button to scroll to the rating you want to
change.
5.
Press the OK button to change its status to block (the lock icon
appears and all ratings above the one you selected change to lock).
V-Chip Movie Rating Limit
Set movie rating limits by blocking movies rated above a specified level.
To access the Movie Rating Limit menu:
1.
Press MENU on the remote control (the TV's MAIN MENU appears).
2.
Select Parental Control.
3.
Select US V-Chip.
4.
Select V-Chip movie rating.
Blocking Movie Ratings
Once you are in the Movie Ratings menu, follow the same steps
described for blocking TV ratings.
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Blocking Unrated/Exempt Programs
The Unrated/Exempt Prog. option lets you decide if programs that the
V-Chip recognizes as unrated can be viewed. Unrated TV programs may
include news, sports, political, religious, local and weather programs,
emergency bulletins, public announcements, and programs without
ratings. The Exempt option applies to both USA and Canadian unrated
programs and Canadian programs rated E.
View All unrated programs are available.
Block All unrated programs are not available.
Note: You must remember to activate V-Chip for rating limits to
take effect.
Press the down arrow to highlight Unrated/Exempt Prog. Then press the
right arrow to toggle between View and Block.
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 VChip, Channel Block, or Front Panel Block will take effect.
If you forget your password, press the MENU button, then select Parental
Control (the password entry screen appears). Simultaneously press and
hold CH+ and VOL+ on the front panel for 8 seconds. Parental Controls
unlock and the Parental Control menu appears. You can enter a new
password by locking the Parental Controls again.
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. When using this as a
Parental Control method, 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
don’t, the front panel block will not take effect.
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Sound Menu
The Sound menu lets you adjust audio output. To access the Sound menu,
press MENU on the remote, and then select Sound from the main menu. The
following audio items can be adjusted: Sound settings, Sound type, Sound mode,
SAP, Sound Logic, Dynamic bass, Headphone settings, and Graphic equalizer.
Sound settings The Sound settings submenu contains the following items:
Left & Right balance Use the left or right arrow to center the bar under the
arrow to balance the left and right speakers.
Amplifier Use the left or right arrow button to select External (if your TV is
using external amplifier only) or Internal (if your TV is using the speakers
in the TV).
Subwoofer Select External if the TV is using an external subwoofer, or None
if the TV is not using a subwoofer.
Sound type Press the right arrow button to scroll through the available audio
types, which control the way the sound comes through your speakers. The
options available vary according to the input selected.
Mono (available for regular TV viewing only) Plays the sound in mono
only. Use this setting when receiving broadcasts with weak stereo signals.
Stereo Splits the incoming stereo audio signal into left and right channels.
Most TV programs and recorded materials have stereo audio. The word
Stereo appears in the channel banner when you tune to a program that is
broadcast in stereo.
Automatic (available for regular TV viewing only)
according to the current signal.
Chooses the sound type
Left and Right (available for audio/video inputs only)
left or right channel of the incoming audio.
Isolates either the
Sound Mode Press the right arrow button to scroll through the available audio
modes, which provides special processing through your speakers (depending on
the setting you chose as your Sound type).
Normal Does not give any special processing, simply provides the mono
or stereo sound provided by the signal you're watching.
Wide Available only for mono signals. “Widens” sound from mono
broadcasts and mono components connected to your TV for a fuller, more
spacious sound.
Magic Available only for stereo signals. Gives a surround effect with more
bass.
Second Audio Program (SAP) Plays the program’s audio in a second
language, if one is available. The letters "SAP" appear in the channel banner
when you tune to a program that is broadcast with SAP information. SAP audio
is broadcast in mono. SAP is also used to broadcast a program’s audio with
descriptions of the video for the visually impaired.
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Sound logic Reduces the annoying blasts in volume during commercial
breaks, and also amplifies softer sounds in program material. Eliminates the
need to constantly adjust the volume.
Dynamic bass Enhances your TV's low-frequency response. The options are
Off, Medium and High.
Headphone settings Displays a choice list of available settings you can
adjust: Volume, Bass and Treble. The Headphone sound option allows you to
choose stereo, mono or automatic. These descriptions are same as for Sound
Type (see the previous page).
Graphic equalizer Allows you to choose a specific preset through the Sound
Preset option. Press the right arrow to cycle through the options: Standard,
Movie, Voice, Music, Flat, Videogame, Video camera and Personal.
The Frequency range displays the different treble and bass bands set for each
Sound Preset option. You can choose a band and make adjustments. When you
make adjustments, the Sound Preset option automatically changes to Personal.
Press the left or right arrow button to select the frequency (Bass 100Hz, Mid
Bass 500Hz, Medium 1.5kHz, Mid Treble 5kHz, Treble 10kHz) you want to
adjust. Then use the up or down arrow button to adjust the level.
To view the frequency range of another Sound Preset option, press the right or
left arrow until no band is selected and Frequency range is highlighted. Then
press the up arrow to highlight Sound Preset.
Picture Menu
The Picture menu contains menus and controls to configure the following video
settings: Advanced picture settings, Picture presets, Black level, Color, Contrast,
Sharpness, Color Warmth, and Tint. The Picture menu options apply to the
video for the main TV and video input selections.
Advanced picture settings
Contrast expand You can adjust the contrast of the picture to suit the light
of the room. Press the right arrow to choose which of the following best
describes the lighting in the room: Low, Medium or High.
Scan Velocity Modulation Improves the sharpness of the picture by
changing the speed of the cathode-ray tube’s electron beam when it
transitions between dark and light areas of the screen. Choose to have it on
(box checked) or off (box unchecked), depending on your preference.
Autoformat When enabled (box checked) the TV automatically detects
the screen format the signal is sending for each channel, as well as input
channels.
Tip:
If the picture is switching screen formats
abruptly during normal TV viewing, switch the
Autoformat feature off.
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Video noise reduction Reduce picture “static” or any type of interference.
This feature is especially useful for providing a clearer picture in weak
analog signal conditions. Press the right arrow to choose between: Off for
no noise reduction; Minimum for a softer, smoother picture that retains
picture sharpness and detail; Medium for a slightly softer picture than the
Minimum setting; Maximum for an even softer, smoother picture than the
other settings (the picture detail is somewhat decreased).
Optimized still picture When enabled (box checked), enhances the picture
specifically for still frames (for example, if you're watching a slideshow on
your HDTV monitor, or if you've paused a frame of a DVD).
Auto Skin Tone When enabled (box checked), minimizes the flesh tone
variations of the TV picture.
Film mode (3:2 Pulldown) Automatically detects video sources that were
originally recorded on film (like most movies) and subsequently converted
to a different format (for TV broadcast, for example). Film mode processes
the converted signal so that it looks as close as possible to the original.
Another name for this process is reverse 3:2 pulldown.
Advanced (recommended) enables the feature only when the TV
detects that movie playback quality could be improved. Advanced is
the default setting.
The On setting should only be used in rare circumstances when the TV
is used solely with film-based sources (like DVDs on a non-progressivescan player).
The Off setting turns off film mode upconversion. Try using this
setting if you think the reverse 3:2 pulldown is causing distortions in
your picture.
Note: Autoformat and Video noise reduction are available for the CMP1
input only if the signal is 480i.
Tip:
You can select a different picture preset
(or set up a different personal preset)
for each input. The ANTENNA/CABLE
jack counts as a single input.
Picture Presets Displays a choice list that lets you select one of the preset
picture settings: Vibrant, Cinematic, Natural, Sports, Videogame, Video Camera
or Personal. Choose the setting that is best for your viewing environment. You
can set a different picture preset for each input (including one for your regular
TV channels).
Black Level Adjusts the brightness of the picture.
Color Adjusts the richness of the color.
Contrast Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of the
picture.
Sharpness Adjusts the crispness of the edges in the picture.
Note: You can adjust sharpness for each channel and input. This is useful if
the signal appears fuzzy.
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; or
Warm for a more red palette of picture colors. The warm setting corresponds to
the NTSC standard of 6500 K.
Tint Adjusts the balance between the red and green levels.
When you change any of these picture settings, the Picture Preset changes to
Personal. Use the left or right arrow button to make adjustments. To return to
the Picture menu, press the up or down arrow button.
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Channel Guide Menu
Allows you to view and select from the entire channel list and their labels. Press
the GUIDE button to bring up the Channel Guide menu. Use the up or down
arrow to scroll through the list. Press OK to select and tune to the highlighted
channel. Press the last digit of one of the channels in the guide to tune to that
channel and leave the Channel Guide on the screen.
Time Menu
Sleep Timer Lets you set the TV to turn off after a given amount of time.
Time Lets you enter the current time. If it is eight o’clock, for example, you
must first enter the number zero, then number eight. Use the OK button to
choose between AM and PM.
Wake up timer Lets you set the TV to turn itself on. When you turn on Wake
up timer, the following options appear:
Wake up time Lets you set the time you want the TV to turn itself on.
Wake up duration Lets you set how long you want the TV to stay on when
it turns on.
Channel number Lets you select a specific channel the TV tunes to when
the wake up timer is set.
Daily Lets you choose if you want the wake up timer to turn on daily.
Note: The Wake up timer is available only when the time has been set.
Parental Control Menu
The Parental Control Menu was explained in Chapter 3. Go to page 25 for more
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Setup Menu
The Setup menu lets you configure the TV to fit its surroundings and your
preferences. To access the Setup menu, press MENU on the remote, and then
select Setup from the main menu.
Channel setup
Signal Type The TV chooses the signal type during the initial setup. If you
change how you receive broadcasts through the antenna input, you must
change the Signal type setting. Choose Cable if you are using cable or a
cable box for TV signals. Choose UHF/VHF Antenna if you are using an offair antenna for TV signals.
Auto channel search Searches for channels the signal is receiving. Go to
page 16 for more information.
Auto channel update Searches for any new channels that are not in your
channel list and adds them to the list.
List and labels Edit the channels in the list or choose labels for each
channel. Go to page 16 for more information.
Preferences
Language Displays a choice list that lets you select your preferred
language for the menus: English, Español or Français.
Maximum TV volume Allows you to set how high volume turns up when
you press the VOL+ button. Highlight Maximum volume, then press and
hold OK to hear the maximum volume. Make sure the volume has not been
muted or turned down all the way.
Curtain effect Reveals the picture by "opening" it from the middle of the
screen when the TV is switched on. Hides the picture by "closing" it from
the sides when the TV is switched off.
Short-term vs. Long-term
Power Outages
The Auto channel and Auto volume settings
don’t take effect after short-term power
outages (usually less than two to three
minutes). The TV will turn back on at the same
volume and channel as before the power
outage.
Special features The Auto on setting switches your TV on after a power
outage; Auto channel tunes the TV to the channel you specify as the Initial
channel when Auto on is enabled; Auto volume tunes the TV to the volume
you set in Initial volume when Auto on is enabled.
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The Auto channel and Auto volume settings
take effect after power outages of several
minutes or more.
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Closed Caption 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. When a program is
closed captioned, CC is displayed in the channel banner. See Chapter 3 for more
information about the channel banner. The closed caption options are:
Closed caption setting Lets you choose the way closed captioning
information appears on the screen. The Closed caption setting does not effect
the DVI-HDTV input.
Off No captioning information displayed.
On always Captioning information shown always, when available.
On when mute Displays captioning information, when available,
whenever the TV’s sound is muted by pressing 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. If you are
unsure of the differences among the modes, you may prefer to leave the
closed captioned mode set to CC1, which displays complete text of the
program in the primary language in your area.
Autotuning 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 (DVD
or AUX/HD) on the remote. Go to Chapter 3 for details about the Autotuning
feature.
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Chapter 5: Other Information
Troubleshooting
Most problems you encounter with your TV can be corrected by consulting the following troubleshooting list.
Note for US customers: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service Representative who
will visit your home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation. For
details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359.
For additional assistance while using your RCA product, please visit www.rca.com/customersupport.
TV Problems
TV won’t turn on
•
Press the TV 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 the next page.
•
The front panel controls may be locked (disabled). Use the remote control to unlock the front panel controls by selecting the Front
Panel Block in the Parental Control menu and press OK to uncheck the box.
•
The TV might be performing a periodic diagnostic check. Wait for a few minutes for the TV to turn on.
Buttons don’t work
•
If you’re using the remote control, press the TV button first to make sure the remote is in TV mode.
•
The front panel controls may be locked (disabled). Use the remote control to unlock the front panel controls by selecting the Front
Panel Block in the Parental Control menu and press OK to uncheck the box.
•
Unplug the TV for ten minutes and then plug it back in. Turn the TV on and try again.
TV turns off unexpectedly
•
Sleep timer may have been activated. Go to page 36 for instructions.
•
Electronic protection circuit may have been activated because of a power surge. Wait 30 seconds and then turn on again. If this
happens frequently, the voltage in your house may be abnormally high or low.
•
Unplug. Wait ten minutes. Plug in again.
TV turns on unexpectedly
•
Wake up timer might have been activated. Go to page 36 for instructions.
•
Auto on might have been activated. Go to page 36 for instructions.
•
You might have pressed CH+, CH- or INPUT on the remote accidentally.
Blank screen
•
Make sure the component connected to the TV is turned on.
•
Try another channel.
•
If you're trying to watch something that's playing on a component connected to the TV (like a DVD or a VCR tape), press the TV
button on the remote, then press INPUT until you get to the correct video input channel.
No sound, picture okay
•
Maybe the sound is muted. Try pressing the volume up button to restore sound.
•
If using S-Video or Y, PB, PR, remember to also connect the component’s left and right audio output jacks to the TV’s L and R Audio
Input jacks.
•
The sound settings may not be set correctly. Go to page 33 for more information.
Can’t select certain channel
•
Make sure the remote control is in TV mode. Press the TV button and enter the channel number using the number buttons.
•
Channel may be blocked or not approved in the Parental Controls menu.
•
If using a VCR, check to make sure the TV/VCR button on the VCR is in the correct mode (press the TV/VCR button on your VCR).
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Other Information
Noisy stereo reception
•
May be a weak station. Use Sound menu to choose mono sound.
No picture, no sound but TV is on
•
Maybe the cable/air function is set to the wrong position. Go to page 37 for detailed instructions.
•
The channel might be blank — change channels.
•
If you’re watching your VCR and it’s connected with coaxial cable to the CABLE/ANTENNA jack, tune the TV to channel 3 or 4
(whichever channel is selected on the 3/4 switch on the back of your VCR). Also check to make sure the TV/VCR button on the VCR
is in the correct mode (press the TV/VCR button on your VCR).
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 35 for more instructions.
Volume buttons not adjusting volume louder
•
Check to make sure volume isn’t limited by the maximum volume feature. Go to page 37 for more instructions.
Picture not moving
•
You have activated the Freeze feature by pressing FREEZE or OK on the remote. Press any button to “unfreeze” the picture.
Black box appears on the screen
•
Closed-captioning might be on. Check Closed Caption in the Setup menu. Go to page 38 for more instructions.
Freeze not working
•
The freeze feature is not available for Component video (CMP1) or DVI inputs.
Low battery warning appears on screen
•
Place new batteries in remote.
TV picture keeps switching between screen formats abruptly
•
Switch the Auto format feature to Off. See page 34 for more information.
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, VCR, DVD player, etc.) that you’re trying to operate.
•
Maybe remote is not in TV Mode. Press the TV button so remote will control TV.
•
Maybe batteries in remote are weak, dead, or installed incorrectly. Put new batteries in the remote. (Note, if you remove the
batteries, you may have to reprogram the remote to operate other components.)
•
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 MAIN MENU (press MENU on your remote), select Parental Control, select Lock Parental
Controls.
I don’t remember my password and I want to unlock the TV
•
If you forget your password, press MENU, then select Parental Control (the password entry screen appears). Simultaneously press
and hold CH+ and VOL+ on the TV’s front panel for 8 seconds. The Parental control menu appears on the screen, and you can reenter 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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FCC Information
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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,
never place 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.
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Other Information
RCA HDTV Monitor Limited Warranty
What your warranty covers:
•
Defects in materials or workmanship.
For how long after your purchase:
• One year from date of purchase for labor.
• One year from date of purchase for parts.
• 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 an Authorized Service Center the labor charges to repair your unit.
Pay an Authorized Service Center for the new, or at our option, refurbished replacement parts
and picture tube required to repair your unit.
How you get service:
•
•
•
•
•
Call 1-877-RCA-HDTV and have your unit’s date of purchase and model number ready.
A representative will troubleshoot your problem over the phone.
If the representative determines that you should receive service, they will provide you with
the name(s) of the Authorized Service Center in your area.
Contact the Service Center and arrange for home or pick up, repair, and return service,
provided that your unit is located within the geographic territory covered by an Authorized
Service Center. If not, you must take your unit to the Service Center location at your own
expense, or pay for the cost the Service Center may charge to transport your unit to and from
your home.
Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the
product is within the warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service. For rental
firms, proof of first rental is also required.
What your warranty does not cover:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Customer instruction. (Your Owner’s Manual describes how to install, adjust, and operate
your unit. Any additional information should be obtained from your dealer.)
Installation and related adjustments.
Signal reception problems not caused by your unit.
Damage from misuse or neglect.
Batteries.
Images burnt onto the screen.
A unit that has been modified or incorporated into other products.
A unit purchased or serviced outside the U.S.A.
Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage.
Product Registration:
•
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Please complete the online Product Registration on RCA.com or complete and mail the
Product Registration Card packed with your unit. It will make it easier to contact you should
it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage.
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Other Information
Limitation of Warranty:
•
•
THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS
PRODUCT. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE
HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY THOMSON
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 INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT
OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON
THIS PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY ARE
GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT
PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE
APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
How State Law relates to warranty:
•
•
Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions
may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary
from state to state.
If you purchased your unit outside the United States:
• This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.
Service calls which do not involve defective materials or workmanship are not covered by
this warranty. Costs of such service calls are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
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Other Information
Accessory Information
There are various accessories available to complement your HDTV Monitor. Prices are subject to change without notice. All
accessories are subject to availability.
A shipping and handling fee will be charged upon ordering, and we are required by law to collect the appropriate sales tax
for each individual state, county and locality to which the merchandise is being sent.
HOW TO ORDER
By phone: Have your Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card ready and call the toll-free number listed below. Use this number
only to place an order for accessory items.
1-800-338-0376
Online: Accessories may also be purchased at www.rca.com/accessories (subject to availability).
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
VH81 (3-ft), price: $3.95 for a secure connection.
VH82 (6-ft), price: $4.95
Push-on antenna cable attaches to
the round antenna connectors (called
75-ohm F-type). The ends push on for
a quick connection
VH976 (6-ft.),
price: $7.95
VH913 (12-ft.),
price: $14.95
2-way Signal Splitter helps
you connect to a second TV
or VCR.
VH47, price: $3.95
VH 47.ART
Amplified VHF/UHF/FM
Antenna allows you to switch
easily from the antenna signal
to cable or satellite easily
without disconnecting antenna.
VH89 (6-ft.), price: $5.95
busy
reset
protected
wiring
off
SCTV4000C,
price: $49.95
Surge Protector provides eight
outlets, coaxial and telephone line
protection. Audible alarm for surge
failure. $100,000 Surge Equipment
Guarantee.
ANT200, price: $49.95
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VH83 (6-ft., mono), price: $5.95
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Chapter 5
Index
A
A/V receiver 12
Accessories 44
Age-based ratings 27, 28
Amplifier 12, 33
Antenna
Button 17
Jack 12
Arrow buttons 17
Audio/Video
Cables 5, 13
Jacks 13
Audio menu 33, 34
Audio processor 33
Autoformat 34, 40
Automatic code search 19
Autotuning 23, 24, 38
Auto channel search 16, 37
Auto channel update 37
Auto on 37
Auto skin tone 35
AUX Button 18
B
Batteries 15
Block
Age-Based Ratings 27
Front Panel 32
Movie Ratings 31
Specific Content Themes 28
V-Chip Unrated Program 32
Buttons
Front Panel 14
Remote 17
C
Cables 5, 44
Canada V-Chip ratings 29, 30
Care and Cleaning 40
Channel
Banner 23
Labels 16
Search 16
Setup 37
CLEAR button 17
Closed caption 37, 38
CMP1 input 13, 24
Coaxial cable 5
Codes for the remote 22
Color 35
Color warmth 35
Commercial skip 18, 23
Component buttons 17, 18, 21,
23, 24, 38
Component video cables 5, 44
Connections 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
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Content themes 28
Contrast 35
Contrast expand 34
Curtain effect 37
M
Direct entry 20, 22
DVD
Button 17, 24
Channel 24
Connection 6, 7, 10, 11
DVI input 13, 24
Dynamic bass 34
Maximum TV volume 37
Menu
Button 18
Channel guide 36
Picture 34, 35
Picture Quality 34
Setup 37, 38
Sound 33, 34
Time 36
Modes, remote control 21
Mono 33
Mute 18, 33, 38
E
N
English, Canadian ratings 29
Exempt programs 32
Normal list 16
D
F
FCC information 41
Film mode 35
FREEZE 17, 40
French, Canada ratings 30
Front panel
Block 32
Buttons 14
Inputs 14
O
OK Button 18
ON•OFF Button 17
Optimized still picture 35
P
H
Parental controls
Lock/unlock 32
Menu 25
Problems 40
Password 32, 40
Picture
Menu 34
Presets 35
POWER on Front Panel 14
Preferences 37, 38
Programming the remote 19, 20
HDTV tuner 6, 7
Headphones 14, 34
R
G
GO BACK button 17
Graphic equalizer 34
GUIDE button 18, 36
J
Rating limits 25, 31, 40
Remote control
Buttons 17
Installing the batteries 15
Programming 19
Programming codes 22
Reverse 3:2 pulldown 2, 35
Jacks 12, 13, 24
S
K
S-Video
Cable 5, 44
Jack 13, 14
Safety information 1, 4
SAT/Cable channel 24
Satellite receiver 8, 9
Scan velocity modulation 34
Screen format 17, 23, 34, 40
Second Audio Program (SAP)
23, 33
I
INFO Button 18
Initial setup 15, 16
Inputs 12, 13, 14, 24
Key features overview 2
L
Labels 16, 37
Languages, selecting 16, 37
Lock, Parental Controls 32
Setup menu 16, 37, 38
Set autotuning channel 24
Sharpness 35
Signal type 37
SKIP button 18, 23
Sleep timer 23, 36
Sound
Menu 33, 34
Presets 18, 33, 34
Sound logic 34
Stereo 23, 33, 40
Subwoofer 12, 33
T
Time 23, 36
Tint 35
Transport buttons 18
Troubleshooting 39
TV button 18
TV problems 39
U
Universal remote 21
Unrated programs 32
US V-Chip ratings 25, 27
V
V-Chip
Age-based ratings 25
Canada ratings 29, 30
Content themes 25
Movie rating limit 31
Problems 40
US ratings 27
Variable output 12
VCR 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 24
Video noise reduction 35
W
Wake up timer 36
Warranty 42
Y
Y PB PR jacks 13
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