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Dear VIZIO Customer,
Congratulations on your new VIZIO High Definition LCD Television purchase. This User Manual
covers the following model VA26L HDTV10T for specific specification, please refer to the
specification sheets in Chapter 10. Thank you for your support. For maximum benefit of your set,
please read these instructions before making any adjustments, and retain them for future reference.
We hope you will experience many years of enjoyment from your new VIZIO HDTV High Definition
Television.
For assistance, please call 877-MYVIZIO (877-698-4946) or e-mail us at www.VIZIO.com.
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warranty, VIZIO offers on-site extended warranty service plans. These plans give additional coverage
during the standard warranty period. Visit our website or call us to purchase a plan.
Write down the serial number located on the back of your HDTV for easy reference when obtaining
warranty support:
Serial #: _____________________
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Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
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and
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This product qualifies for ENERGY STAR in the "factory default (Home Use)" setting and this is the setting in which
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Version 4/23/2010
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    Chapter 10. Thank you for your support. For maximum benefit of your set, please read these instructions before making any adjustments, and retain them for future reference. We hope you will experience many years of enjoyment from your new VIZIO HDTV High Definition Television.

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Important Safety Instructions Your HDTV is designed and manufactured to operate within defined design limits, and misuse may result in electric shock or fire. To prevent your HDTV from being damaged, the following instructions should be observed for the installation, use, and maintenance of your HDTV. Read the following safety instructions before operating your HDTV.

  • Page 3

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual user to the presence of important operating and servicing instructions in the literature accompanying your HDTV. • Do not overload power strips and extension cords. Overloading can result in fire or electric shock. • The wall socket should be installed near your HDTV and easily accessible.

  • Page 4: Television Antenna Connection Protection, Fcc Bulletin For New Tv Owners

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Television Antenna Connection Protection External Television Antenna Grounding If an outside antenna/satellite dish or cable system is to be connected to the TV, make sure that the antenna or cable system is electrically grounded to provide some protection against voltage surges and static charges.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Side Control Panel ........................... 10   Rear Panel Connections.......................... 11   Side Panel Connections .......................... 11   CHAPTER 3 VIZIO REMOTE CONTROL ....................12   Installing the Batteries ..........................12   Remote Control Range ..........................12   VIZIO Remote Control Precautions ......................12  ...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual PC Settings ................................28   Timer Menu ............................. 29   Photo Menu ............................. 29   Wide Menu .............................. 30   Audio Menu ............................. 32   Picture Menu ............................33   Parental Menu ............................35  ...

  • Page 7

    Blu-ray DVD Players VIZIO also offers installation services and extended warranty services for your HDTV. To purchase or inquire about additional accessories and services for your VIZIO HDTV, visit our website at www.VIZIO.com or call us toll free at 877-MYVIZIO (877-698-4946).

  • Page 8: Chapter 1 Setting Up Your Hdtv, Attaching The Tv Stand

    Avoid installing your HDTV in places with high humidity, dust, or smoke so you do not shorten the service life of the electronic components. • Install your HDTV in a level, landscape orientation, with the VIZIO logo at the bottom to prevent poor ventilation and excessive component damage. •...

  • Page 9: Wall Mounting Your Hdtv

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Wall Mounting Your HDTV Your HDTV can be mounted on the wall for viewing. If you choose to mount your HDTV on the wall, follow the instructions below. 1. Remove the base: a. Disconnect the cables from your HDTV.

  • Page 10: Chapter 2 Basic Controls And Connections, Front Panel, Side Control Panel

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Chapter 2 Basic Controls and Connections Front Panel Power Indicator (VIZIO logo)— When in standby mode the logo is orange, it turns to white when TV is turned on. Remote Control Sensor—Point the remote control...

  • Page 11: Rear Panel Connections, Side Panel Connections

    877-MYVIZIO (877-698-4946). 2. SPDIF—(OPTICAL) When digital TV is selected for viewing, the audio associated with the programming will be available on the SPDIF Optical connector for connection to a VIZIO Sound Bar or your Home Theater system.

  • Page 12: Chapter 3 Vizio Remote Control, Installing The Batteries, Remote Control Range, Vizio Remote Control Precautions

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Chapter 3 VIZIO Remote Control Installing the Batteries 1. Remove the battery cover. 2. Insert two AA batteries into the remote control. Make sure that you match the (+) and (-) symbols on the batteries with the (+) and (-) symbols inside the battery compartment.

  • Page 13: Remote Control Buttons

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Remote Control Buttons The VIZIO Remote Control is used to control the operation and navigate the OSD menu of this TV. The remote button functions are explained on the following pages. INFO – This button turns the image and system information on or off.

  • Page 14: Chapter 4 Getting Started

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Chapter 4 Getting Started Your HDTV has a built-in setup Wizard that runs when you turn on your TV for the first time. Follow the on-screen directions to easily setup your new HDTV. 1. Insert the batteries into the remote control.

  • Page 15: Chapter 5 Using Your Hdtv For The First Time, Select Input Source

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Chapter 5 Using your HDTV for the first time Select Input Source Select the input source for your HDTV by pressing the INPUT button on the remote control or the side of your TV. Pressing this button will cycle you through the following options: DTV/TV, AV, COMPONENT, HDMI 1, HDMI 2, RGB, and PHOTO.

  • Page 16: Viewing Digital Tv Program Information, Info Button

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Viewing Digital TV Program Information INFO Button When you press the INFO button, an information header is shown over the picture for a few seconds. Each press of the INFO button will display more information about the program:...

  • Page 17: Chapter 6 Connecting Equipment, Which Video Connection Should I Use

    Component. So try to use one of those connections first. Note: To maintain the display quality, use a VIZIO certified HDMI cable. This cable is available in 6, 8, and 12 foot lengths. Visit www.vizio.com or call 1-888-VIZIOCE (1-888-849-4623) for details.

  • Page 18

    Cable and Satellite Boxes that have a HDMI digital interface should be connected using HDMI for optimal results. To maintain image quality, use a VIZIO certified HDMI cable. This cable is available in 6, 15, and 30 foot lengths. See www.VIZIO.com or call 877-MYVIZIO (877-698-4946) for details.

  • Page 19

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual HDMI Connections for Cable or Satellite Boxes with DVI Turn off the power to your HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box. Using a HDMI-DVI cable, connect the DVI end to your HDTV Set-Top Box and the HDMI end to either HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 input on your HDTV.

  • Page 20

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Using Composite Video (Compatible) 1. Turn off your HDTV and Cable/Satellite Box. 2. Connect the video cable (yellow) from your Cable/Satellite Box to the AV jack (yellow) on your HDTV. 3. Connect the audio cables (white and red) from your Cable/Satellite Box to the corresponding L and R AUDIO jacks on your HDTV.

  • Page 21: Connecting Your Dvd Player, Using Hdmi (best)

    DVD players that have a HDMI digital interface should be connected using HDMI for optimal results. To maintain image quality, use a VIZIO certified HDMI cable. This cable is available in 6, 15, and 30 foot lengths. See www.VIZIO.com or call 877-MYVIZIO (877-698-4946) for details.

  • Page 22

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Using Component Video (Better) 1. Turn off the power to your HDTV and DVD player. 2. Connect the component cable (green, blue, and red) from your DVD player to the COMPONENT jacks on your HDTV.

  • Page 23: Connecting Coaxial (rf), Using Your Antenna Or Digital Cable For Standard Tv Or Digital Tv

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Connecting Coaxial (RF) Using Your Antenna or Digital Cable for Standard TV or Digital TV 1. Turn off the power to your HDTV. 2. Connect the coaxial (RF) connector from your antenna or cable to the DTV/TV connector on your HDTV.

  • Page 24: Connecting A Home Theater System, Connecting A Computer

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Connecting a Home Theater System If your sound system has a SPDIF (optical) digital audio input you can connect it to the OPTICAL digital audio out on the back of your HDTV. This is active when receiving audio with the content being viewed no matter which input is being used.

  • Page 25: Chapter 7 Your Hdtv Settings, Using The Hdtv Settings Menu, Timer Menu, Photo Menu

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Chapter 7 Your HDTV Settings Using the HDTV Settings Menu The remote control or the buttons on the front of the TV can control all the function settings. The HDTV Settings Menu allows you to adjust contrast, brightness and other settings. The TV will save changes made to the settings, even if the TV is turned off.

  • Page 26: Audio Menu, Picture Menu, Parental Menu, Help Menu, Cc (closed Caption) Menu

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Audio Menu This menu provides all options to be adjusted to set the sound preferences from the built-in speakers. Under this menu the options are: SRS TruSurround HD™, SRS TruVolume , Equalizer Settings, Bass &...

  • Page 27: Chapter 8 Adjusting Your Hdtv Settings, Tv Settings, Input

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Chapter 8 Adjusting Your HDTV Settings The following is a more detailed description of the different OSD (On- Screen Display) menu settings and adjustments regarding the options and features which are part of your HDTV. Starting with the default TV Menu and then in sequence according to the main OSD menu.

  • Page 28: Pc Settings

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Scan Channels: If the original channel scanning had been skipped, this option allows you to perform this step. This option is also used after Additional Scan has been set to On. Channel Name Edit: If it is desired to change the name of the channel to a more comprehensive or favorite name, this option provides you with a choice.

  • Page 29: Timer Menu, Photo Menu

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Timer Menu Select this option to have the HDTV turning off automatically using increments of 30 minutes, the options are: Off, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes and 120 minutes. The default being Off. Photo Menu When using a USB device with photos (.JPEG/.JPG files) as data, the...

  • Page 30: Wide Menu

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Wide Menu The following table shows the different screen modes and display sizes according to the content being sent to the HDTV. Note: The red lines show the video signal being overscanned. Version 4/23/2010 www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 31

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual The following paragraphs describe in detail the differences of the Aspect Ratio being processed by the Normal Mode The original 4:3 aspect ratio (1.33:1 source) is preserved, so black bars are added to the left and right of the display image. Standard TV broadcasts are displayed with a 4:3 Aspect Ratio.

  • Page 32

    SRS TruVolume This technology provides the listener with a comfortable and consistent volume level, preventing the sudden fluctuations of the sound level. VIZIO recommends turning TruVolume off when listening to music content. Note: When SRS TruSurround HD is ON, Equalizer adjustments are not available.

  • Page 33: Picture Menu

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Picture Menu This menu provides the options to customize your preferences on the looks and feel of the content of the signal being viewed. Picture Mode Use this option to adjust the different parameters of the content to satisfy your personal preferences.

  • Page 34

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual 9. Color Temperature: Use this option to control the “warmness” or “coolness” of the white areas of the picture. Choose from Custom, Cool, Normal, or PC. Normal is the setting for television broadcasting. Custom allows you to set a preset calibrated for a white point to suit individual preferences.

  • Page 35: Parental Menu

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Parental Menu This menu has all the different options to restrict certain channel and program viewing, this can be done by turning on the Parental Control. Selected programs, movies and channels can then be made available only after an authorized password has been entered and accepted by the TV.

  • Page 36

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual CAN-English Press the MENU/SELECT button to block (locked) or allow (unlocked) channels by the following Canadian English ratings: C – Children C8+ – Children 8 years or older G – General Programming, suitable for all audiences PG –...

  • Page 37: Help Menu, System Info, Cc (closed Caption) Menu

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Help Menu Under this menu the following options are available: System Info Display information about your TV, such as signal format and current software version. System Reset This option gives you two choices on resetting the values.

  • Page 38: Chapter 9 Maintenance And Troubleshooting, Cleaning The Tv And Remote Control, Troubleshooting Guide

    1. Remove the power adapter cable from the TV. 2. Use a soft cloth moistened with diluted neutral cleaner to clean the TV and remote control. VIZIO recommends using an HDTV cleaning solution which can be purchased at any major retailer.

  • Page 39

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual General TV Problems Solution HDTV. • Power is ON but there is no Make sure all cables attached to your HDTV are connected to the correct output image on the screen. on the external device.

  • Page 40

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual General TV Problems Solution the remote control to scroll through various screen modes. • You can see a picture but you Press Volume + (Up) on the remote control. cannot hear sound. • Press MUTE on the remote control to make sure that MUTE is not ON.

  • Page 41: Telephone & Technical Support, Compliance

    (877) 698-4946 Fax: (949) 585-9563 Hours of operation: Monday - Friday: 6 am to 9 pm Saturday – Sunday: 8 am to 4 pm Please have your VIZIO model number, serial number, and date of purchase available before you call. VIZIO Address:...

  • Page 42: Fcc Class B Radio Interference Statement

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual FCC Class B Radio Interference Statement NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

  • Page 43: Chapter 10 Specifications

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Chapter 10 Specifications Product specifications may change without notice or obligation. VA26L HDTV10T Specifications Panel 26” (26” Diagonal viewing area), 16:9 Aspect Ratio Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels Pixel (Dot) Pitch 0.4215mm(H) x 0.4215mm(V) Display Compatibility...

  • Page 44: Preset Pc Resolutions

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Preset PC Resolutions M190VA/M190VA-W Preset PC Resolutions If connecting to a PC through the RGB PC input, set the TV timing mode to VESA 1360x768 at 60Hz for better picture quality (refer to the graphic card’s user guide for questions on how to set this timing mode).

  • Page 45: Chapter 11 Warranty

    (90) days of commercial use. If a VIZIO product is defective within the warranty period, VIZIO will either repair or replace the unit at its sole option and discretion.

  • Page 46

    FOR THE MOST CURRENT VERSION. Personal Data If your VIZIO product is capable of storing personal data and other information, ALL CONTENTS AND INFORMATION WILL BE DELETED IN THE COURSE OF SOME IN-HOME AND ALL SHIP-IN WARANTY SERVICE. If this occurs, your product will be restored to you configured as originally purchased.

  • Page 47: Index

    VIZIO VA26L HDTV10T User Manual Index 16:9 ................26 System Info ............38 4:3 ................26 Home Theater Accessories ..............7 Connecting ............25 Adjustments INFO Button ............. 17 Volume ..............10 Input Source Advanced Adjustments ..........26 Choosing .............. 16 Antenna ..............

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