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RCA P52939 User's Manual

Thomson/rca projection tv user's guide.
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    Important Information WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this product to rain or moisture. Caution: To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, fully insert. Attention: Pour éviter les chocs électriques, introduire la lame la plus large de la fiche dans la borne correspondante de la prise et pousser jusqú...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Setup and connections ... 3 Step 1: Unpack the TV ... 4 Step 2: Connect your TV ... 4 TV Only ... 4 The Basic Connection ... 5 Advanced Connections ... 6 Step 3: Connect the G-LINK Cable ... 9 How to Find the Remote Control Sensor ...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Audio Menu ... 29 Using the Remote to Select an Audio Processor ... 30 Picture Quality Menu ... 30 Screen Menu ... 31 Using Closed Captioning ... 31 Adjusting the Color Projection Tubes ... 32 Advanced Convergence ... 33 Channel Menu ...

  • Page 5: Setup And Connections

    Setup and Connections Getting started This manual is designed to get you started quickly. The first four sections of the manual show you how to get your TV Set Up and Connected, run the Interactive Setup, Program the Remote, and use all of the Features and Menus of your TV.

  • Page 6: Step 1: Unpack The Tv, Step 2: Connect Your Tv, Tv Only:

    Setup and Connections Step 1: Unpack the TV Make sure to locate the remote control. Step 2: Connect your TV There are three types of connections outlined in this section: TV Only: If you’re only going to connect the TV to your home antenna or cable system.

  • Page 7: The Basic Connection

    Setup and Connections The Basic Connection The basic connection below (TV and VCR) is the most common connection and is therefore used to illustrate a single component connection with your TV. For better sound and picture quality and multiple component connection information refer to the next section, Advanced Connections.

  • Page 8: Advanced Connections

    Setup and Connections Advanced Connections Advanced connections give you better sound and video by separating the audio and video signals and enable you to connect multiple components. This section describes the types of inputs available on the back of your TV and suggests ways you can use them for optimum performance.

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    Setup and Connections Sample Connections The following are sample connection scenarios which you may encounter when connecting components to your TV. Cables You will use the following cable to make your connection: Coaxial Cables: Carries the signal from the antenna or cable directly to the television or through a cable box, as needed by your cable system.

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    Setup and Connections TV, VCR and Satellite Receiver CABLE, CABLE BOX, OR ANTENNA SATELLITE RECEIVER IN FROM ANT OUT TO TV S-VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO G-LINK Once you have completed this connection go to “Step 3: Connect the G-LINK Cable” on page 9. TV, VCR, Satellite Receiver and DVD CABLE, CABLE BOX, OR ANTENNA SATELLITE RECEIVER...

  • Page 11: Step 3: Connect The G-link Cable, How To Find The Remote Control Sensor

    Setup and Connections Step 3: Connect the G-LINK Cable The G-LINK cable enables the GUIDE Plus+ system (the on-screen guide that lists what shows are on TV) to work with your VCR and/or cable box. Cable Box – If your TV is connected to a cable box and you don’t connect the G-LINK cable, no channels will be listed in the on-screen program guide.

  • Page 12: Step 5: Place Batteries In The Remote, On-screen Program Guide, Step 7: Program The Tv

    Setup and Connections Step 4: Plug in the TV Plug the end into the wall outlet, matching the wide blade of the plug with the wide slot in the outlet. Be sure to insert the plug completely. Step 5: Place Batteries in the Remote •...

  • Page 13: Interactive Setup

    Interactive Setup There’s an on-screen setup routine The interactive setup routine takes you through the steps needed to configure the TV: • Select a menu language • Search for available channels • Set up the GUIDE Plus+ system • Set the time •...

  • Page 14: Using Point And Select, Entering Setup

    Interactive Setup Using Point and Select You only need to know one rule when using the remote to access on- screen menus and control panels: point and select. The point and select method has two steps. Point to a menu item using the arrow buttons on the remote. To point up or down, press the up or down arrows.

  • Page 15: Select A Language, Auto Channel Search

    Interactive Setup Point to Begin setup now and press MENU or OK. Select a Language The first part of the setup routine asks you to select your preferred language for the menu system. ñol 3 Français Point to your preferred language for the menu system. Press MENU or OK to select that language.

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    Interactive Setup + System The GUIDE PI The next step lets you set up the GUIDE Plus+ system to display your local program listings, and control your cable box and VCR. You can either press MENU or OK to bring up the GUIDE Plus+ initial menu or point to Skip this Step to move to the next step in the Interactive Setup.

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    Interactive Setup Select Yes if the cable box changed to channel 9, or No if it did not. If you select No, the system will try another code. If the GUIDE Plus+ system cannot recognize either your cable box or VCR after several tries, a screen stating “Cable Box (VCR) test failed...Please consult your manual and try again”...

  • Page 18: Setting The Time, Setting The Vcr1 Channel (auto Tuning)

    Interactive Setup Setting the Time The next step in the Interactive Setup lets you set the time of day. If your GUIDE Plus+ system has not completed its first download, you need to set the time. Once the system has completed its first download, it sets the time for you automatically and you may not see this screen.

  • Page 19: Setting The Vcr2 Channel (auto Tuning)

    Interactive Setup 1. Press MENU or OK to bring up the VCR1 choice list. Point to the choice that matches the way you have your VCR connected to the TV. If you used audio/video cables, choose the video input you connected the cables to. Press MENU or OK to continue.

  • Page 20: Setting The Dvd Channel (auto Tuning)

    Interactive Setup Point to the choice that matches the way you have your second VCR connected to the TV. If you used audio/video cables, choose the video input you connected the cables to. Press MENU or OK to continue. Setting the DVD Channel (auto tuning) The next step lets you set the DVD channel.

  • Page 21: Setting The Sat/cable Channel (auto Tuning)

    Interactive Setup Setting the SAT/CABLE Channel (auto tuning) The next step lets you set the SAT/CABLE channel. When you set the SAT/ CABLE channel, you’re telling the TV what channel to tune to when you press the SAT•CABLE button on the remote. Indicate which input you used to connect a satellite receiver or a cable box.

  • Page 22: Labeling The Channels

    Interactive Setup Labeling the Channels This last step in the Interactive Setup lets you edit your channel list and label your channels. (For more information see List and Labels in the Features and Menus section.) Press MENU or OK to bring up the List and Labels control panel. Use the left and right arrows to point to the three different areas of the control panel (called “fields”).

  • Page 23: Using The Remote

    The universal remote can be programmed to control most brands of remote controllable VCRs, satellite receivers and cable boxes. If you have a RCA, GE or Proscan component, you probably don’t need to program it at all.

  • Page 24: Remote Buttons

    (VCR, DVD, Satellite, etc.) and programmed, will turn the component on and off. When pressed twice within two seconds all components that are on will be turned off (this feature only works with most RCA, GE and Proscan products). L.E.D.

  • Page 25: Accessing The Video Input

    VOL – or VOL + Decreases or increases the TV’s volume. WHO•INPUT In TV mode, press to toggle through the available input sources (VID1/SVID1, VID2/COMP2, and previous channel). In SAT mode, press to select available channel lists for RCA, GE and Proscan satellite receivers. Accessing the Video Input Use the WHO•INPUT button to scroll through the available input channels...

  • Page 26: Programming The Remote, Testing The Remote, Using Automatic Code Search

    The universal remote can be programmed to control most brands of remote controllable VCRs, satellite receivers and cable boxes. The remote is already programmed to control most RCA, GE and Proscan TVs, VCRs, DVD players, laserdisc players and satellite receivers.

  • Page 27: Using The Remote To Control A Component, Modes Of Operation, Front Panel

    Using the Remote Enter the code from the code list. Release button, and then press ON•OFF to see if the component responds to the remote commands. If it doesn’t, try pressing the component button and then ON•OFF again. 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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  • Page 29: Features And Menus

    Features and menus Using the TV This section explores the features and menus of your TV beginning with some information on using menus and control panels. Each menu is then outlined and special features are detailed in order to help you get the most from your TV. This section also includes information on using your GUIDE Plus+ system.

  • Page 30: Menus And Control Panels, Menus

    Features and menus Menus and Control Panels Using the buttons on both the remote and front panel enable you to access and make changes to the Menus and Control Panels. Menus use the point and select rule to navigate, but control panels use a variety of methods to adjust features on your TV.

  • Page 31: Audio Menu

    Features and menus Numeric Entry A numeric entry control panel is used to enter numbers or letters. A pointer appears underneath the column you are changing. Press the up arrow to enter a number in the column above the pointer. Press the right arrow to move to the next column, then press the up or down arrow to enter a number.

  • Page 32: Using The Remote To Select An Audio Processor, Picture Quality Menu

    Features and menus Second Audio Program (SAP) Plays the program’s audio in a second language, if one is available. The TV displays the word SAP 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.

  • Page 33: Screen Menu, Using Closed Captioning

    Features and menus Picture Presets Displays a choice list that lets you select one of four preset picture settings: Bright Lighting, Normal Lighting, Soft Lighting or Personal Picture Presets. Choose the setting that is best for your viewing environment and edit your Personal Picture Preset. Auto Color Displays a choice list that lets you turn on the feature that automatically corrects the color of the picture.

  • Page 34: Adjusting The Color Projection Tubes

    Features and menus Closed Captioning Modes The TV offers eight closed-captioned modes, including four text modes. To Set the Closed-Captioning Mode: Select Screen from the Main menu. Point to Closed-Caption Mode and press OK. A choice list appears. Point to your choice and press OK to select it and return to the Screen menu.

  • Page 35: Advanced Convergence, Channel Menu

    Features and menus Advanced Convergence After you have adjusted the color projection tubes as described previously, you can make finer adjustments to specific areas of the screen using the Advanced Convergence feature described below. Note: Before you use the advanced convergence feature, you must complete the previous steps to align the tubes.

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    Features and menus Auto Channel Search Tells the TV to search automatically for all the channels available through the antenna input. When the TV finds an active channel, it places it in the channel list; inactive channels (weak stations or channels with no signal at all) will be removed from the channel list.

  • Page 37: Time Menu, Setup Menu

    Features and menus Channel 3 Choose this if your component is connected to the antenna jack on the back of the TV, and you want the TV to tune to channel 3 when you press the specified component button. Reminder: Make sure the component’s Ch 3/4 switch is set to channel 3.

  • Page 38: Parental Controls And V-chip, How V-chip Works

    Features and menus 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 (dubbed V-Chip) which allows you to “block”...

  • Page 39: V-chip Tv Rating Limit

    Features and menus Age-Based Description and Content Themes for Age-Based Ratings Rating Mature Audience Only. Specifically designed to be viewed by adults and may be unsuitable for TV-MA 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).

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    Features and menus The Ratings Limits Screen Below is an example of where items are located within the Rating Limits screen. Rating Field Lets you select from a list of age-based ratings you can block or view. Rating Status Field Lets you select whether the status of the age- based rating limit to the left is View or Block.

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    Features and menus In the example discussed previously, you would scroll through the rating field until TV-PG appears, since the highest rating you want the child to watch is TV-G. Use the right arrow to move the yellow highlight to the rating status field.

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    Features and menus To block program content: Determine the lowest level of content you do not want the child to watch. Use the left and right arrows to highlight the Rating Field. Use the up and down arrows on the remote to scroll through the age-based ratings until the rating that corresponds with the lowest content you do not want the child to watch appears.

  • Page 43: V-chip Movie Rating Limit

    Features and menus V-Chip Movie Rating Limit You set movie rating limits by blocking movies rated above a specified level. Blocking Movie Ratings If you only want your child to watch movies that have a PG rating and lower (in other words, movies rated PG and G), then you could automatically block out all other movies with higher ratings.

  • Page 44: V-chip Unrated Program Block, Channel Block, Front Panel Block, Lock/unlock Parental Controls

    Features and menus V-Chip Unrated Program Block Selecting this option lets you decide if programs that the V-Chip recognizes as “unrated” can be viewed. Note that “unrated” TV programs may include news, sports, political, religious, local and weather programs, emergency bulletins, public announcements, and programs without ratings.

  • Page 45: Downloading Data

    Features and menus About the GUIDE PI The GUIDE Plus+ system is an interactive on-screen program guide that lists TV schedules for your area and allows your TV direct control of a cable box and VCR. You must first set up the GUIDE Plus+ Menu system in order to view it (see the Interactive Setup section for more details).

  • Page 46: Grid Guide

    Features and menus Getting In & Out of the GUIDE Plus+ System To enter the GUIDE Plus+ system: • Press GUIDE on the remote. There are three ways to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system: • Highlight a program and press OK to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and tune to the channel.

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    Features and menus Grid Guide Action Buttons Action buttons will change according to where you are in the GUIDE Plus+ system. Be sure to look at the action bar before pressing the command numbers. When highlighting the program, the following Action buttons appear: •...

  • Page 48: Sort

    Features and menus 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: If the GUIDE Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your remote control.

  • Page 49: News, Schedule

    Features and menus News The News menu lets you browse current news stories by headline. If the GUIDE Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your remote control. 2. Press MENU on the remote control to select the menu bar. Use the arrows to highlight News (if MSNBC is available on your TV, it will appear in the video window).

  • Page 50: Messages

    Features and menus To remove or change the frequency (daily, once, or weekly) of a scheduled event, access the Schedule menu from the Menu bar. Press GUIDE to bring up the GUIDE Plus+ system. Press MENU on the remote to select the Menu bar. Use the arrows to highlight the Schedule menu selection.

  • Page 51: Channels

    Features and menus Messages Menu Action Button When viewing the Messages menu the following Action button will appear on the bar: • Remove Highlight the message you wish to delete and press 1 on the remote. Channels You may customize the channel listing by enabling or disabling the display of certain channels.

  • Page 52: Setup, How To Get More Information About An Advertisement Or A Program, Pip (picture-in-picture) Operation

    Features and menus Setup The Setup menu allows you to access the GUIDE Plus+ system setup information. To access the Setup option: If the Guide Plus+ system isn’t on your screen, press GUIDE on your remote control. Press MENU to select the Menu Bar. Use the right arrow to highlight the Setup menu selection.

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    Features and menus PIP Buttons There are seven remote buttons that control the way the PIP window works: PIP Brings up the PIP window. Press PIP again to remove the window. Arrow buttons let you move the PIP window to different areas of the screen.

  • Page 54: Channel Marker

    Features and menus Channel Marker There are several indicators that come up when you press the TV, INFO, PIP or SWAP button. This display is called the Channel Marker. 12:01 Displays the current time. CC Displayed when Closed Captioning is available on the current channel. VCR1 Displays the label assigned to the current channel.

  • Page 55: Reference, Troubleshooting

    Reference Troubleshooting Troubles sometimes are caused by simple “faults” that you can correct without the help of a service technician. If you experience any difficulty with your TV, check a few basic remedies before calling your service technician. TV will not turn on •...

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    Reference No sound, picture okay • Maybe sound is muted. Try pressing volume up button to restore sound. • Maybe speakers are turned off. Check the Audio Output and Speakers control panel in the Audio menu. • If using an S-VHS component, remember to also connect the component’s L and R AUDIO OUT jacks to the TV’s L and R INPUT jacks.

  • Page 57: Care And Cleaning

    Reference 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.

  • Page 58: Limited Warranty

    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 tubes required to repair your television.

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    Reference Limitation of Warranty: • THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.

  • Page 60: Accessory Information

    Flat 300-ohm twin-lead cable be made with shielded audio and video cables that have RCA-type phono connectors. Standard Audio/Video cable with RCA-type phono plugs (such as No. VH83) Color-Coded Jacks The jacks on the TV’s monitor panel are color-coded for ease of use.

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    Reference Remote Control This is the remote control that came packed with your TV. Replacements or spares can be ordered as needed. CRK76TA1 2-way Signal Splitter helps you connect to a second TV or VCR. Splitter VH47 Amplified VHF/UHF/FM Antenna allows you to easily switch from the antenna signal to cable or satellite without disconnecting...

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    Reference Charge your order on your VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card by filling in below USE YOUR CREDIT CARD IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number from your VISA card My card expires: IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number from your MasterCard Copy Number My card above your expires:...

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    Reference Accessories 58 Advanced Connections 6 Convergence 33 Age-Based Ratings 37 Audio Menu 29 Audio Output Volume & Speakers 30 Audio Processor 29 Audio remote codes 26 Audio/Video cables 7 Auto Channel Search 13, 34 Auto Color 31 Auto Tuning 16, 34 DVD Channel 18, 34 SAT/Cable Channel 19, 34 VCR1 Channel 16, 34...

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    Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only add delays in service for your product. Thomson multimedia Inc. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2001 Thomson multimedia Inc. Trademark(s)® Registered Marca(s) Registrada(s) Printed in USA TOCOM 1572153A Visit the RCA web site at www.rca.com THOMSON...

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