HDTV Monitor User’s Guide Changing Entertainment. Again.
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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.
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.
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 ... 32...
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.
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.
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2. Make the video connection between your HDTV Tuner and the TV. 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 HDTV Tuner.
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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.
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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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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.
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.
Connections & 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. Complete the entire setup sequence including Autoconvergence to prevent the setup screen from appearing the next time the set is turned on.
Auto Convergence Your TV’s picture tubes might have been disturbed during delivery or after you moved the TV, causing the color in your TV to be out of alignment. The colors adjust by starting auto convergence. IMPORTANT: Auto convergence works best once the TV has warmed up for at least an hour.
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).
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.
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).
Using the Remote Control Important You must continue pressing the component button while you enter the code. Let’s say you have a Zenith DVD player. To program the universal remote to operate the DVD player, you would: Press and hold the DVD button while you enter the first code listed for Zenith in the DVD Codes column.
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.
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Chapter 3: Using the TV's Features 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).
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.
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.
Using the TV’s Features The V-Chip Rating Screen The following is an example of where items are located within the Rating Limit screen. Rating Field Lets you select from a list of age-based ratings you can block or view. Rating Settings Area Lets you see the current block/view state of age-based ratings and as- sociated content.
General Audience TV-Y7 Directed to Children 7 years and older TV-Y All Children To change all V-Chip movie or TV ratings to View, press the 0 number button. Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features Blocking Age-Based Ratings You can automatically block all program ratings above a specified age- based rating level.
4. Press the OK button to change the status back to would then be able to watch programs with the TV-14 adult language content, but not programs with TV-MA language content. Note: Only the content theme status corresponding to TV-14 (L) language changes to (V) View.
Canada V-Chip Ratings Canadian TV V-Chip supports two different Canadian rating systems: English and French. Rating 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.
Using the TV’s Features Rating Adults. Programming is for adults only. This program contains sustained violence or extremely violent 18 ans + scenes. Viewers 16 and over. Programming is not suitable for those under age 16. This program contains 16 ans + frequent scenes of violence or intensely violent scenes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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-progressive-scan player).
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.
Chapter 4 Using the Menu System 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.
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.
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.
If you’re watching your VCR and it’s connected with coaxial cable to the ANTENNA/CABLE 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).
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.
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. •...
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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.
Commercial skip 18, 23 Component buttons 17, 18, 21, 23, 24, 38 Chapter 5 Labels 15, 37 Languages, selecting 15, 37 Lock, Parental Controls 32 Maximum TV volume 37 Menu Button 18 Channel guide 35 Button 17, 24 Picture 34 Channel 24...
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