TV Ratings. Mitsubishi LT-37131

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58 Chapter 4. TV Menu Settings

V-Chip Signal Information

When provided by the broadcaster or program source,

V-Chip ratings let you control the types of programming that can be viewed on the TV. When V-Chip ratings are supplied, they are displayed when you change the channel or press INFO on the remote control.

TV Ratings

TV ratings apply to TV programs and made-for-TV movies.

You can apply supplemental blocking to TV ratings based on the TV content categories described below. TV ratings are:

TV-Y Youth. For children under the age of 7.

TV-Y7 Youth 7 and older.

TV-G General Audience. For the entire family to view.

TV-PG Parental Guidance. Parental Guidance is recommended; may not be suitable for some children.

TV-14 Adolescent 14 and older. Not recommended for children under the age of 14.

TV-MA Mature Audience. For adults only.

TV Content Categories

Used in association with the TV ratings above, TV content categories allow you to apply supplemental blocking.

Apply supplemental blocking using the U.S. Ratings menu.

FV Fantasy Violence. Applies to TV-Y7 only.

D Sexual Dialog. Applies in different degrees to TV-PG and TV-14.

L Adult Language. Applies in differing degrees to

TV-PG, TV-14, and TV-MA.

S Sexual Situations. Applies in differing degrees to

TV-PG, TV-14, and TV-MA

V Violence (graphic or realistic). Applies in differing degrees to TV-PG, TV-14, and TV-MA.

TV Rating

TV-Y

FV D L S V

TV-Y7 X

Not Applicable

TV-PG

TV-14

Not

Applicable

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

TV-MA X X X

TV content categories. Boxes marked with an “X” indicate supplemental blocking you can apply to each rating level.

The TV rating you select is for the least-restrictive program level allowed. For example, if you select TV-PG, programs rated TV-Y, TV-Y7, and TV-PG can be viewed, but programs rated TV-14 and TV-MA are blocked.

When you select a TV content category to block, all TV programs with the same content category listing are blocked. For example, if you select to block V (Violence) at the TV-14 level, any programs with the V category listing rated TV-PG are also blocked.

V-CHIP EXCEPTIONS

• V-Chip blocking is ineffective for programs viewed on devices connected to component or HDMI inputs. Many of these devices, however, have their own parental-control systems.

• Videotapes, laser discs, and DVDs may not contain V-Chip rating signals. V-Chip cannot block playback of recordings without V-Chip rating signals.

• Broadcasters are not currently required to include

V-Chip rating signals. V-Chip cannot block programming broadcast without the V-Chip rating signal.

Movie Ratings

Movie ratings are the MPAA ratings used for theaterreleased and direct-to-video movies. Movie ratings are:

G General Audience. Designed for the entire family to view.

PG Parental Guidance. Parental Guidance is recommended, may not be suitable for some children.

PG-13 Parental Guidance, 13 and Older. Not recommended for children under the age of 13.

R Restricted. Restricted in theaters to 17 years old and older unless accompanied by an adult.

NC-17 No Children 17 or Under. Restricted in theaters to 18 years old and older.

X Adult. Designed for and restricted in theaters to adult audiences only.

The movie rating you select is for the least-restrictive program level that can be viewed. For example, if you select the PG-13 rating, movies rated G, PG and PG-13 can be watched, but movies rated R, NC-17, and X are blocked.

Programs Not Rated: This refers to programs that carry no rating, such as news, sports, weather, emergency bulletins, or movies prior to or without MPAA ratings. This does not include programs without V-Chip signals.

IMPORTANT

If you enable blocking with the Programs

Not Rated option, you may block news or emergency bulletins carrying the “None” or

“NR” Not Rated V-Chip rating. Use care when blocking programming that is not rated.

Chapter 4. TV Menu Settings 59

Audio/Video Menu

When the original video was filmed on 30-frame-persecond cameras, the Auto setting automatically applies video decoding, the same as used with the Off setting.

Film Mode is not effective for high-definition signals.

Figure 13. Audio/Video Menu

A/V Memory Reset

A/V Memory Reset allows you to reset a specific input’s

A/V settings to the original factory settings. Highlight the box and press to select the input name. Next press

ENTER.

The audio settings of Balance, Listen to, and Language are general TV settings unaffected by A/V Memory Reset.

To reset all A/V settings at once, including the three general settings, perform an A/V Reset by pressing the front-panel buttons GUIDE and FORMAT simultaneously.

Settings (Audio and Video)

Each input or device has its own A/V memory. Press

to select the input or device in the A/V Memory Reset box, then select Audio or Video to adjust individual settings. Press ENTER to close the menu and display the individual settings.

Use to cycle through the individual settings. Use

to change the setting values. Press EXIT to return to normal TV viewing. For descriptions of the individual A/V settings, see the following pages.

Video Mute

The default is On, which displays a blue background when no signal is being received on the INPUT, COMPO-

NENT, or HDMI jacks.

Film Mode (480i signals only)

Auto is the default setting. With Auto selected, the TV automatically detects and applies film-decoding correction for images that originated on 24-frame-per-second film cameras and were converted to 30-frame-per-second video for broadcast (3:2 pulldown conversion). Try the

Off setting if the TV adds noticeable jagged edges to the images.

TV Speakers

This selection turns the TV’s internal speakers on or off.

Select Off when sending the sound through a separate stereo system or surround sound A/V receiver.

Note: To prevent damage from a sudden increase in volume, turn the TV volume down low before changing this option to On.

Audio/Video Settings and the Remote Control

To adjust individual audio or video settings directly with the remote control:

1. Press AUDIO or VIDEO repeatedly to cycle through the available settings.

2. Press to adjust the setting. The setting display will disappear after five seconds of inactivity.

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