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| LCD FLAT PANEL HDTV
For use with models: L22HD41/L22HD41V
/L26HD41/L26HD31R
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Need assistance?
visit our website at www.rca.com/tv
connections
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or call 1-877-794-7977
FAQs 30

Summary of Contents

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    | LCD FLAT PANEL HDTV For use with models: L22HD41/L22HD41V /L26HD41/L26HD31R contents Need assistance? visit our website at www.rca.com/tv connections or call 1-877-794-7977 remote 19 features 20 menus 25 FAQs 30 warranty 36...

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    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/television. Registering this product allows us to contact you if needed.

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    Important Safety Instructions 1. Read and follow all instructions. 2. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 3. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Important Information ... i Important Safety Instructions ... Chapter 1 I Connections and Setup Before Initial Setup ... 6 Protect Against Power Surges ... 6 Safety Information ... 6 Avoid Audio Interference ... 6 Avoid Direct Light ... 6 Check Supplied Parts ...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 2 I Using the Remote Control Remote Control Buttons ... 19 Chapter 3 I Using TV Features Channel Banner ... 20 Parental Controls and V-Chip ... 20 V-Chip – US and Canada ... 20 Create Password ... 21 Lock/Unlock Parental Controls ... 21 V-Chip Rating Screen ...

  • Page 6: Before Initial Setup, Protect Against Power Surges, Safety Information, Avoid Audio Interference, Avoid Direct Light

    Connections and Setup 2 AAA BATTERIES RC246 REMOTE CONTROL POWER CORD PART # RC2463001/01 only for models L26HD41/ L26HD31R STAND CAP ST-SCREW only for models L22HD41 /L22HD41V CABLE MANAGE- STAND CAP MENT STRAP Graphics contained within this publication are presentation only.

  • Page 7: Removing The Table Stand, Mounting Your Tv To The Wall

    Place the TV set face down on the TV bag. Step 3 (Only for models L22HD41/L22HD41V) Attach the stand cap to the TV cabinet. TV cabinet with stand cap attached. Mounting Your TV to the Wall...

  • Page 8: Obtain The Signal, What You Need, What You Need To Know

    Obtain the Signal The first step in connecting your TV is obtaining the signal. The back panel of your TV allows you to receive analog and/or digital channels by using the ANTENNA/CABLE INPUT. Before you connect your TV, you have to determine whether you will be using an antenna or a cable service to obtain the signal.

  • Page 9: Choose Your Connections

    + HDMI/DVI Adapter + Audio Audio Signal Compatability Go to... page 10 Customer Support For additional assistance in using your RCA pages 10-11 product, please visit the support page at www.rca.com/tv. pages 11-12 pages 12-13 Connections and Setup Chapter 1...

  • Page 10: Connecting A Component With Composite Video (good), Connecting A Component With Component Video (better)

    Connecting a Component with Composite Video (Good) To connect a component with a video output jack, such as a DVD player, follow these steps: Example: DVD Player 1. Connect the yellow video cable to the (VID 2) VIDEO jack on the side of the TV and to the video output jack on the DVD player.

  • Page 11: Connecting A Component With Hdmi (best)

    Component Video Connection This is an example of a connection using the component video jacks. Go to page 10 for specific instructions. CMPT Connecting a Component with HDMI (Best) High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) technology is an uncompressed digital connection that carries both video and audio data by way of an integrated mini-plug cable.

  • Page 12: Connecting A Pc Component

    HDMI/DVI Connection (Best) This is an example of a connection using the HDMI/DVI INPUT 1 jack. Go to page 11 for specific instructions. Don’t forget: If necessary, connect antenna or cable to get a picture. Go to page 8 for instructions. Connecting a PC Component To connect a personal computer and use your TV as a monitor, follow these steps: 1.

  • Page 13: Viewing The Picture From The Connected Component, Viewing A Pc

    PC Connection This is an example of a connection using the PC INPUT VIDEO jack. Go to page 12 for specific instructions. Viewing the Picture from the Connected Component 1. Plug in the TV (see page 14 for details) and the component, such as a DVD player or a VCR. 2.

  • Page 14: Put Batteries In The Remote, Using The Remote Control To Complete Initial Setup

    Plug in the TV Plug the end of the power cord into the back of the TV. Plug the other end into an outlet, inserting the plug completely. Do not plug the TV into an outlet controlled by a light switch. Put Batteries in the Remote •...

  • Page 15: Complete The Initial Setup, Set The Menu Language, Set The Tv Location Mode

    Complete the Initial Setup The menu system in your TV allows all of the TV’s features to work properly. The first time you turn on your TV, the language screen appears. Set the Menu Language The first step of the setup requires you to select your preferred language for the menu system. If English is your preferred language, press OK and proceed to set the TV Location Mode.

  • Page 16: What To Expect, Watching Tv- Analog Channels, Watching Tv – Digital Channels, Changing Channels

    What To Expect Watching TV Analog Channels An “A” next to the channel number denotes that you are watching an analog channel. Analog video is sent in a 4/3 format. Your TV can display these channels in a 16/9 format by pressing the FORMAT button to view the different formats available.

  • Page 17: Explanation Of Jacks (in Alphabetical Order)

    Explanation of Jacks (in alphabetical order) HDMI INPUT 2 HDMI/DVI INPUT 1 DVI AUDIO DIGITAL AUDIO AUDIO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO S-VIDEO COMPONENT AUDIO/VIDEO IN PUT (CMPT) INPUT (VID1) PC INPUT This section describes the jacks on the back panel of your TV. There are several ways to connect components. ANTENNA/CABLE INPUT Lets you connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal from your antenna, cable, or cable box.

  • Page 18: Buttons And Other Jacks On Your Tv, Side Input Jacks, Side Panel Buttons

    Buttons and Other Jacks on Your TV Side Input Jacks SERVICE For service use only. AUDIO/VIDEO INPUT 2 (VID 2) Lets you connect a component that has composite video jacks, such as a VCR or DVD player. • L AUDIO Provides left audio connection when using the VIDEO INPUT 2 jack. The left audio connectors are usually white.

  • Page 19: Remote, Remote Control Buttons

    2 Using the Remote Control Remote Control Buttons Number Buttons Using these buttons, enter channel numbers, time setting. To enter a channel, press the number buttons and press OK (or let the entry timeout). To enter a digital channel with a sub-channel, enter the main channel; then, press the “.” button to enter the sub-channel and press OK.

  • Page 20: Features, Channel Banner, Parental Controls And V-chip, V-chip – Us And Canada

    3 Using TV Features Channel Banner There are several indicators that may appear when you press the INFO button on the remote control. 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).

  • Page 21: Create Password, Lock/unlock Parental Controls, V-chip Rating Screen

    Create Password This option enables you to set your own password for parental controls. 1. Press MENU on the remote control. The Main Menu appears. 2. Press the up or down arrow to select Parental Control. 3. Press OK or the right arrow button to display options. 4.

  • Page 22: Us V-chip Tv Ratings, Blocking Specific Content Themes

    US V-Chip TV Ratings Blocking Age-Based Ratings You can automatically block all program ratings above a specified age-based rating level. 1. Choose Parental Control from the Main Menu. If parental controls have previously been locked, TV Rating Status TV-MA View 2.

  • Page 23: Us V-chip Movie Rating Limit, Blocking Canada V-chip Ratings, Reset Downloadable Data, Blocking Unrated/exempt Programs

    US V-Chip Movie Rating Limit Set movie rating limits by blocking movies rated above a specified level. To access the Movie Rating Limit Menu, follow these steps: 1. Press MENU on the remote control (the Main Menu appears). 2. Select Parental Control. 3.

  • Page 24: Block Buttons, Change Password, Additional Features, Screen Formats

    Block Buttons Select this option to block (disable) or unblock (enable) the TV’s side panel buttons so that they can't be used. The remote still tunes to any channel. If you're using this to keep children from Lock Parental Control -- -- -- -- Select Channel changing channels, remove access to any remote that is capable of operating the television while...

  • Page 25: Menus, Using The Menu System, Picture Menu

    4 Using the TV Menu Using the Menu System This section explores the menus of your TV. Each menu is outlined and detailed to help you get the most from your TV. The Parental Control Menu is discussed in Chapter 3. To access the menu system, follow these steps: 1.

  • Page 26: Sound Menu

    Advanced Settings Light Sensor Dynamic Backlight Color Warmth Cool Picture Noise Reduction Sound Setup List & Labels Parental Control Exit Press > or OK to change this setting. 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.

  • Page 27: Setup Menu

    Default Audio Language Choose the language you prefer for dialog on digital channels. If the preferred language is not broadcast with the program, then the TV plays the default audio for the program (usually English in the U.S.). There are 16 available default languages. Current Audio Language (not available for analog channels) –...

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    Digital CC Style Digital CC Style If available, this allows you to customize the following display options: Digital CC Size Small Style1 Digital CC Font Picture Digital CC Opacity Solid Sound Digital CC Color White Setup Digital CC Background Opacity Solid List &...

  • Page 29: List & Labels Menu, Parental Control Menu

    List & Labels Menu Edit the channels in the list or choose labels for each video input channel. From the Main Menu, select List and Labels; press OK to display options. Channel Number Press the CH+/CH- to select the channel number. In Channel List If you’ve entered a channel you want to add to the channel list, highlight In Channel List and press the OK button or right arrow to place a check in the checkbox.

  • Page 30: Faqs, Frequently Asked Questions (faqs)

    5 Other Information Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) What’s the quickest way to view High Definition (HD) video? Connect an off-air antenna to the ANTENNA/CABLE Input to view free local digital channels. You may need to purchase an antenna. (See page 8 for more information). Visit www.antennaweb.org for assistance in deciding what type of antenna to use to receive the local digital channels available to you.

  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Most problems you encounter with your TV can be corrected by consulting the following troubleshooting list. TV Problems The TV won’t turn on. • Make sure the TV is plugged in. • Check the wall receptacle (or extension cord) to make sure it is “live” by plugging in another device. •...

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    The buttons on the side panel don’t work. • The side panel controls may be locked (disabled). Use the remote control to unlock the side panel controls by selecting the Button Block feature in the Parental Control Menu and press OK to uncheck the box. •...

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    Then plug in the TV and turn it on. See if the problem is fixed. If the problem remains, then please click on the Customer Support Menu at www.rca.com/television for updated FAQs or contact RCA Customer Support at the support number provided in your Warranty under How To Get Service.

  • Page 34: V-chip Rating Explanations, Us V-chip Rating System, Canadian English V-chip Rating System

    V-Chip Rating Explanations US V-Chip Rating System 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).

  • Page 35: Canadian French V-chip Rating System, Television Specification

    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.

  • Page 36: Warranty, Limited Warranty

    • One (1) year from date of purchase for parts. What we will do: • At TTE’s discretion, pay an Authorized RCA Service Center for both labor charges and parts to repair your television, or replace your television with a new or refurbished/remanufactured unit. See “How to get service”...

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    Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your unit or register on-line at www.rca.com/television. 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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    • If it is determined that your unit requires service, the service location will be at the sole discretion of TTE based upon the TTE Limited Warranty statement. • At the sole discretion of TTE, RCA CRT DV televisions are either consumer carry-in to an Authorized RCA Service Centre or directly exchanged for a new or refurbished/remanufactured unit.

  • Page 39: Care And Cleaning

    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); • Transportation cost to and from the Service Centre (Unless you have made other arrangements with your dealer at the time of purchase whereby he undertakes this responsibility);...

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    This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. For assistance, visit the RCA website at www.rca.com/tv or call 1-877-794-7977. 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.

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