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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. On-screen Program Guide Description: The GUIDE Plus+™...
Introduction Auto Tuning Description: Allows you to set up the TV to automatically tune to a specific channel when you press a certain component (VCR, DVD player, etc.) button on the remote. Requirements: Set up Auto Tuning in the TV’s menu system. (Chapter 3 has details).
Introduction Key Features Overview ... 1 On-screen Program Guide ... 1 V-Chip: Parental Controls ... 1 Auto Tuning ... 2 Component (Y, P ) Jacks ... 2 Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect ... 6 Protect Against Power Surges ...
Chapter 1 Connections & Setup Chapter Overview: • Things to Consider Before You Connect • Choose Your Connection • Connections • Jacks on the Back of the TV • Why You Should Connect This G-LINK Cable • Plug in the TV •...
Connections & Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect Protect Against Power Surges • Connect all components before you plug any of their power cords into the wall outlet. • Turn off the TV and/or component before you connect or disconnect any cables. •...
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: 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.
Connections & Setup VIDEO AUDIO TV (back panel) VIDEO R-AUDIO-L VIDEO R-AUDIO-L G-LINK VIDEO S-VIDEO * If you connect an S-Video cable, you must connect the audio cables to the INPUT1 AUDIO R and L jacks on the back of the TV, not the INPUT2 AUDIO jacks.
TV + VCR + DVD Player 1. Connect your TV to your DVD player A. Connect the audio cables (white and red) to the INPUT2 AUDIO R and L jacks on the back of the TV and to the Audio Output Jacks on the DVD player. B.
Connections & Setup SATELLITE RECEIVER IN FROM ANT VIDEO S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO TV (back panel) VIDEO R-AUDIO-L VIDEO R-AUDIO-L G-LINK * If you connect an S-Video cable, you must connect the audio cables to the INPUT1 AUDIO R and L jacks on the back of the TV, not the INPUT2 AUDIO jacks.
TV + VCR + Satellite Receiver 1. Connect your Satellite Receiver to your TV A. Connect the audio/video cables. Connect the audio cables (white and red) to the INPUT2 AUDIO R and L jacks on the back of the TV and to the Audio Output Jacks on the Satellite Receiver.
Connections & Setup TV + VCR 1. Connect your TV to your VCR A. Connect a coaxial cable to the CABLE/ANTENNA jack on your TV and to the Output Jack on your VCR (sometimes labeled OUT TO TV). B. Connect the audio/video cables. Connect audio cables (white and red) to the INPUT1 AUDIO R and L jacks on the back of the TV and to the Audio Output Jacks on the VCR (sometimes labeled OUT R L).
Jacks on the Back of the TV This section describes each of the jacks on the back of the TV. When connecting A/V cables, be sure to connect corresponding outputs to inputs (video to video, right audio to right audio, etc.) G-LINK Connect the end of the G-LINK cable (provided) to this jack.
Connections & Setup Why You Should Connect This G-LINK Cable The G-LINK cable enables the GUIDE Plus+ system (the on-screen interactive program guide) to work with your VCR and/or cable box. Cable Box – If your TV is connected to a cable box you must connect the G-LINK cable to receive TV program listings for your area, and to tune directly to a channel when the program guide is on your TV screen.
Plug in the TV Plug the end of the power cord into the wall outlet. Match the wide blade of the plug with the wide slot in the outlet. Insert the plug completely into the outlet. Use the arrow buttons and the OK button to move through the menu system.
Connections & Setup To access the setup menus manually, press MENU and choose Setup. ñol 3 Français If you move to a new zip or postal code, or if any of your information changes, you need to access the setup screens from the TV’s main menu—...
If you’re not sure which channel is the cable box’s output channel, consult the book that came with your cable box or contact your cable company. Chapter 1 Connections & Setup Step 1: Identifying Your TV’s Location 1. If your country is highlighted, press OK on the remote control. If your country isn’t highlighted, press the up or down arrow button on the remote control to highlight your country and press OK.
Connections & Setup 3. Highlight the channel to which you have to tune your TV in order to see cable programming, and press OK (a screen appears reminding you to connect your G-LINK cable to your TV and cable box). Notes: Channel 03 is the most common.
Chapter 1 Connections & Setup Step 3: Configuring for a VCR 1. If your TV is connected to a VCR, press OK (a screen appears reminding you to connect your G-LINK cable to your TV and VCR). If it is not, highlight No and press OK. 2.
Connections & Setup Leave your cable box turned ON to download program information. Leave your VCR turned OFF to record programs. What to Expect The next time you turn on your TV, the GUIDE Plus+ system will appear on the screen. The following examples explain what you might see: •...
Chapter 2 Using the Remote Control Chapter Overview: • The Buttons on the Remote Control • Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components • How To Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It • Code List Changing Entertainment. Again. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
You can program this button to control a cable box, RCA audio components, a VCR or satellite receiver. If you set up the Auto Tuning feature (Chapter 3), pressing the AUX button automatically tunes the TV to the correct channel.
PAUSE If you’re operating a VCR or DVD player with the remote control, press PAUSE when the videotape or disc is playing to pause playback. To turn off all the RCA, PLAY If you’re operating a VCR or DVD player, plays the videotape or disc.
The universal remote control can be programmed to operate most brands of remote controllable VCRs, RCA audio receivers, satellite receivers and cable boxes. The remote is already programmed to operate most RCA, GE and Proscan VCRs, DVD players, audio receivers and satellite receivers.
Using Direct Entry 1. Turn on the component you want the remote to operate. 2. Look up the brand and code number(s) for the component on the code list on page 26. 3. Press and hold the component button that corresponds to the component you want the remote to operate (VCR1, etc.) 4.
Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features Chapter Overview: • About the GUIDE Plus+ System • The Channel Banner • Auto Tuning • Parental Controls and V-Chip Changing Entertainment. Again. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
Using the TV’s Features Video Action Program Menu window buttons information options Promotional Channel information listings Since the program information provided by the GUIDE Plus+ system is based on your locale, you will need to run Setup again if you move to a different zip or postal code.
ON OFF VCR1 VCR2 SAT CABLE MUTE SKIP GUIDE SOUND GO BACK GUIDE INFO MENU CLEAR CLEAR WHO INPUT ANTENNA REVERSE PLAY FORWARD REC•VCR+ STOP PAUSE Press GUIDE on the remote control to see the GUIDE Plus+ system. To remove the program guide from the screen, press OK, GUIDE, or CLEAR.
Using the TV’s Features Grid guide Grid guide menu action buttons selection Grid Guide Action Buttons Action buttons will change according to where you are in the GUIDE Plus+ system. Be sure to look at the action bar before pressing the command numbers.
Sort menu selection Categories Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features Sort The Sort menu lets you browse programs by category. The channel to which you are currently tuned is displayed in the video window. To Sort: 1. If the GUIDE Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your remote control.
Using the TV’s Features News menu selection Schedule menu Schedule menu action buttons selection News The News menu lets you browse current news stories by headline. 1. If the GUIDE Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your remote control.
Messages menu selection Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features To remove or change the frequency (daily, once, or weekly) of a scheduled event, access the Schedule menu from the Menu bar. 1. Press GUIDE to bring up the GUIDE Plus+ system. 2.
Using the TV’s Features Channels menu Channels menu action buttons selection Setup The Setup menu allows you to access the GUIDE Plus+ system setup information. To access the Setup option: 1. If the GUIDE Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your remote control. 2.
Promotional information Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features How to Get More Information About an Advertisement or a Program To find out more information about a program, advertisement or special, use the left arrow button to highlight the channel listing or promotional information box.
Using the TV’s Features Sample displays on a Channel Banner. VCR1 VCR2 SAT CABLE With the auto tuning feature, you can set up the TV to tune to the channel you need to watch by pressing that component’s button. Channel Banner There are several indicators that might appear when you press the TV or INFO buttons on the remote.
Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features 1. Press MENU (the TV MAIN MENU appears). 2. Highlight Channel and press OK on your remote control. 3. Highlight Auto Tuning and press OK. 4. Choose which channel you would like to set: Set VCR1 Channel Displays a list that lets you set up the channel that the TV tunes to when you press the VCR1 button on the remote.
Using the TV’s Features Parental Controls and V-Chip The Parental Controls menu allows you to program your TV so that children cannot see certain programs, channels, or use the front panel controls. The first three choices in the Parental Controls menu involve software inside your TV (referred to as V-Chip) which allows you to block TV programs and movies based on violence, sex, or other content you may believe children should not view.
Age-Based Rating Mature Audience Only. Specifically designed to be viewed by adults and may be unsuitable for children TV-MA under 17. It contains one or more of the following content themes: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), or graphic violence (V). Parents Strongly Cautioned.
Using the TV’s Features The V-Chip Rating Limit Screen The following is an example of where items are located within the Rating Limit screen. Rating Status Field Lets you select whether the status of the age-based rating limit to the left is View or Block. Rating Field Lets you select from a list of age-based ratings...
Hierarchy of Age-Based Ratings TV-MA Mature Audience Only TV-14 Parents Strongly Cautioned TV-PG Parental Guidance Suggested TV-G General Audience TV-Y7 Directed to Children 7 years and older TV-Y All Children Content Rating Rating status fields field status field Content Themes Sexually explicit dialogue Adult language Sexual situations...
Using the TV’s Features Rating Rating Content field status field themes Content status fields Rating Content Rating field themes status field Content status fields To block program content: 1. Determine the lowest level of content you don’t want the child to watch. 2.
Rating Rating field status field Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features V-Chip Movie Rating Limit You set movie rating limits by blocking movies rated above a specified level. How to block movie ratings and view movie ratings is explained in the next two sections.
Using the TV’s Features Rating field Rating status field Viewing Movie Ratings After you block movie ratings, you have the option of changing some of the rating status buttons back to View: 1. Highlight the Rating field and press the up and down arrow buttons to find the rating you want to view.
Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features Front Panel Block Selecting this option lets you block (disable) or unblock (enable) the TV’s front panel. The remote still tunes to any channel. Front Panel Block can: • Keep children from watching TV when the parent is not present. •...
Using the TV’s Menu System Chapter Overview: • How to Use Your TV’s Menu System • Audio Menu • Picture Quality Menu • Screen Menu • Using Closed Captioning • Channel Menu • Time Menu Changing Entertainment. Again. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Chapter 4...
Using the TV’s Menu System How to Use Your TV’s Menu System You use the buttons on the remote or the front of your TV to access the menu system and make changes to the settings. The following pages explain how to use the different types of menus to adjust the features of your TV.
Expanded Stereo Electronically “widens” sound from stereo broadcasts, stereo VCRs, digital satellite systems, DVD players, and laserdisc players for a fuller, more spacious sound. ™ Sound Logic Stereo Reduces the annoying blasts in volume during commercial breaks, and also amplifies softer sounds in program material. Eliminates the need to constantly adjust volume control.
Using the TV’s Menu System Picture Presets Displays a choice list that lets you select one of three preset picture settings: Bright Lighting, Normal Lighting, Soft Lighting or Personal Picture Preset. Choose the setting that is best for your viewing environment. Auto Color Displays a choice list that lets you turn on the feature that automatically corrects the color of the picture.
Using Closed Captioning Many programs are encoded with closed-captioning information, which lets you display the audio portion of a program as text on the TV screen. Closed captioning is not available on all channels at all times. Only specific programs encoded with closed-captioning information are applicable.
Using the TV’s Menu System To enter a number greater than 99, press and hold “1” to enter the hundreds digit, then press the two remaining numbers. Channel Menu Signal Type Displays a choice list that lets you select the current antenna type.
Other Information Chapter Overview: • Troubleshooting • Care and Cleaning • The Front of Your TV • Limited Warranty • Accessory Order Form • Index Changing Entertainment. Again. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Chapter 5...
Other Information Troubleshooting Most problems you encounter with your TV you can correct by consulting the Troubleshooting list that follows. Note: 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.
Troubleshooting No picture, no sound but TV is on • Maybe the cable/air setting is set to the wrong position. Select Signal Type from the Channel menu. Go to page 52 for more information. • The channel might be empty — change channels. •...
Other 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 or VCR) that you’re trying to operate. •...
Pay any Authorized RCA Television Service Center the labor charges to repair your television. • Pay any Authorized RCA Television Service Center for the new or, at our option, refurbished replacement parts and picture tube required to repair your television.
Other Information How you get service: • For screen sizes of 26” and smaller: Take your RCA television to any Authorized RCA Television Service Center and pick up when repairs are complete. • For screen sizes larger than 26": Request home or pick up, repair, and return service from any Authorized RCA Television Service Center, provided that your television is located within the geographic territory covered by an Authorized RCA Television Service Center.
VCRs to duplicate tapes. Can also be used to connect a VCR to your TV. Cable is color-coded and shielded. Gold-Tipped cable Has RCA-type phono plugs on each end. VH83 (6-ft) Stereo VCR Dubbing Cable Triple cable that lets you connect the jacks of stereo components.
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