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    Television User’s Guide Changing Entertainment. Again.

  • Page 2: Important Information

    Important Information WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this TV to rain or moisture. Product Registration Please fill out the product registration card and return it immediately. Returning the card allows us to contact you if needed.

  • Page 3: 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. On-screen Program Guide Description: The GUIDE Plus+ system is an on-screen interactive list of programs and information that is built into your TV.

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  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Introduction Key Features Overview ... 1 On-screen Program Guide ... 1 V-Chip: Parental Controls ... 1 Auto Tuning ... 1 Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect ... 6 Protect Against Power Surges ... 6 Protect Components from Overheating ... 6 Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference ...

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    Picture Quality Menu ... 49 Screen Menu ... 50 Using Closed Captioning ... 50 Channel Menu ... 51 Time Menu ... 52 Chapter 5: Other Information Troubleshooting ... 54 Care and Cleaning ... 57 RCA TV Limited Warranty ... 58 Index ... 59...

  • Page 7: Chapter 1: Connections & Setup

    Chapter 1 Connections & Setup Chapter Overview: • Things to Consider Before You Connect • Choose Your Connection • Connections • The Front of Your TV • Jacks on the Back of Your TV • Why You Should Connect This G-LINK Cable •...

  • Page 8: Things To Consider Before You Connect

    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. •...

  • Page 9: Choose Your Connection

    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. Components Cables Needed to Connect Components to Your TV The pictures below show the cables needed for the connections represented in this book.

  • Page 10: Connection: Tv + Vcr

    Connections & Setup Connection: 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 AUDIO IN jacks on the back of the TV (R and L/MONO) and to the Audio Output Jacks on the VCR (sometimes labeled OUT R L).

  • Page 11: Connection: Tv Only

    TV (back panel) Connection: TV Only 1. Connect the TV to your cable or antenna Connect the coaxial cable from your cable or antenna to the CABLE/ANTENNA jack on the back of your TV. 2. If you’re connecting a cable box, connect the G-LINK cable A.

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    Connections & Setup SATELLITE RECEIVER IN FROM ANT VIDEO S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO TV (back panel) AUDIO VIDEO L / MONO G-LINK OUT TO TV SATELLITE Satellite Signal IN FROM ANT OUT TO TV CABLE/ ANTENNA S-VIDEO Chapter 1...

  • Page 13: Connection: Tv + Vcr + Satellite Receiver

    Connection: 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 AUDIO IN jacks on the back of the TV (R and L/MONO) and to the Audio Output Jacks on the Satellite Receiver.

  • Page 14: The Front Of Your Tv

    Connections & Setup VIDEO L/MONO The Front of Your TV Front Panel If you can’t find your remote control you can use the buttons on your TV to operate many of the TV’s features. MENU Brings up the TV MAIN MENU. When in the menu system, it selects highlighted items.

  • Page 15: Jacks On The Back Of Your Tv

    Jacks on the Back of Your TV If you are connecting many components, please consult the manual that came with each component for connection instructions. The picture of your TV’s back panel describes the jacks on the back of your TV and what types of components that you can connect to these jacks. When connecting, make sure you connect Output jacks to Input jacks, Video to Video, Right Audio to Right Audio, etc.

  • Page 16: Why You Should Connect This G-link Cable

    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.

  • Page 17: Put Batteries In The Remote

    Use the arrow buttons and the OK button to move through the menu system. Chapter 1 Connections & Setup 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.

  • Page 18: Complete The Interactive Setup

    Connections & Setup To access the setup menus manually, press MENU and choose Setup. ñol 3 Français Complete the Interactive Setup The menu system in your TV allows the TV’s features to work properly. In this book, we call it the “interactive setup” because the TV asks you questions, you answer, and the TV makes the appropriate adjustments.

  • Page 19: The Guide Plus+ System Setup

    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— press MENU, choose GUIDE Plus+ Menu, and choose GUIDE Plus+ Setup. Chapter 1 Connections &...

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    Connections & Setup 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. Step 2: Configuring for Cable The next series of screens asks you about your cable setup. To supply your TV with the correct TV program listings, the GUIDE Plus+ system needs to know if your TV is connected to cable.

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    Chapter 1 Connections & Setup 4. Highlight your brand of cable box, and press OK. If your brand isn’t listed, highlight Not Listed and press OK. 5. Make sure your cable box is on. Tune the cable box to channel 02 (use the remote control that came with your cable box, or press the channel buttons on the cable box).

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    Connections & Setup Step 3: Configuring for a VCR 1. If your TV is connected to a VCR, press OK. If it is not, highlight No and press OK (a screen will appear reminding you to connect your G-LINK cable to your TV and VCR.). 2.

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    Leave your cable box turned ON to download program information. Leave your VCR turned OFF to record programs. Chapter 1 Connections & Setup Note: If the GUIDE Plus+ system can’t locate the correct code for the VCR, a list of troubleshooting instructions appears to help you before you try again.

  • Page 24: What To Expect

    Connections & Setup 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: • If all of the program information has been sent to your TV, the GUIDE Plus+ system appears with all of your TV program listings.

  • Page 25: Chapter 2: Using The Remote Control

    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.

  • Page 26: The Buttons On The Remote Control

    You can program this button to control a cable box, most RCA, GE and PROSCAN audio components, a laserdisc player, or a VCR. If you set up the Auto Tuning feature (Chapter 3), pressing the AUX button automatically tunes the TV to the correct channel.

  • Page 27: Using The Who•input Button

    This feature only SAT•CABLE Puts the remote in SAT•CABLE mode. If you set up the Auto Tuning feature (Chapter works with most RCA, GE and PROSCAN 3), pressing the SAT•CABLE button automatically tunes the TV to the correct channel.

  • Page 28: Programming The Remote To Operate Other Components

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

  • Page 29: How To Use The Remote After You've Programmed It

    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, DVD, etc.) 4.

  • Page 30: Cable Boxes

    Quarter ... 2011 Quartz ... 2011 Quasar ... 2021, 2022, 2125 RCA ... 2000, 2001, 2003, 2013, 2021, ... 2055, 2056, 2082, 2083, 2084,2085, 2086,2087, ... 2088, 2089, 2090, 2091, 2107, 2115, 2120, 2125 Radioshack/Realistic ... 2002, 2011, 2013, 2014 ...

  • Page 31: Chapter 3: Using The Tv's Features

    Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features Chapter Overview: • All About the GUIDE Plus+ System • The Channel Banner • Auto Tuning • Parental Controls and V-Chip Changing Entertainment. Again.

  • Page 32: About The Guide Plus+ System

    Using the TV’s Features Action Video Program Menu buttons window information options Channel Promotional listings information 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. About the GUIDE Plus+ System 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/or...

  • Page 33: Getting In & Out Of The Guide Plus+ System

    GUIDE CLEAR 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. Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features Getting In & Out of the GUIDE Plus+ System To enter the GUIDE Plus+ system: •...

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    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.

  • Page 35: Sort

    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.

  • Page 36: News

    Using the TV’s Features News menu News menu action buttons selection Schedule menu 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.

  • Page 37: Messages

    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.

  • Page 38: Channels

    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.

  • Page 39: How To Get More Information About An Advertisement Or A Program

    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 program or promotional information box.

  • Page 40: Channel Banner

    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.

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    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 VCR 1 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.

  • Page 42: Parental Controls And V-chip

    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.

  • Page 43: V-chip Tv Rating Limit

    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.

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    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...

  • Page 45: Blocking Specific Content Themes

    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 To reset the ratings to View and V, press the RESET button on the remote.

  • Page 46: Viewing Specific Content Themes

    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.

  • Page 47: V-chip Movie Rating Limit

    Rating Rating field status field Rating field Rating 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.

  • Page 48: V-chip Unrated Program Block

    Using the TV’s Features 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 49: Chapter 4: Using The Tv's Menu System

    Chapter 4 Using the TV’s Menu System Chapter Overview: • How to Use the Different Types of Menus • Audio Menu • Picture Quality Menu • Screen Menu • Channel Menu • Time Menu Changing Entertainment. Again.

  • Page 50: How To Use Your Tv's Menu System

    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.

  • Page 51: Picture Quality Menu

    Chapter 4 Using the TV’s Menu System Expanded Stereo Electronically “widens” sound from stereo broadcasts, stereo VCRs, digital satellite systems, DVD players, and LaserDisc players for a fuller, more spacious sound. ™ Stereo Reduces the annoying blasts in volume during Sound Logic commercial breaks, and also amplifies softer sounds in program material.

  • Page 52: Screen Menu

    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.

  • Page 53: Channel Menu

    If you don’t know which Closed-Caption mode to use, select CC1. CC1 is probably the mode that is used in your area. CC2, CC3, and CC4 are reserved for foreign languages, but are rarely used at this time. Chapter 4 Using the TV’s Menu System Closed-Caption Modes The TV offers eight closed-captioned modes, including four text modes.

  • Page 54: Time Menu

    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 # Use the up and down arrows to scroll up and down through the channels available via your antenna.

  • Page 55: Chapter 5: Other Information

    Chapter 5 Other Information Chapter Overview: • Troubleshooting • Care and Cleaning • The Front of Your TV • Limited Warranty • Accessory Order Form • Index Changing Entertainment. Again.

  • Page 56: Troubleshooting

    Other Information Troubleshooting Most problems you encounter with your TV you can correct by consulting the Troubleshooting list that follows. TV Problems TV won’t turn on • Press the TV button. • Make sure the TV is plugged in. • Check the wall receptacle (or extension cord) to make sure it is “live”...

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    Troubleshooting No sound, picture okay • Maybe sound is muted. Press the volume up button to restore sound. • Maybe speakers are turned off. Check the Audio Output and Speakers control panel in the Audio menu. Go to p. 47 for detailed instructions.

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    Other Information GUIDE Plus+ System Problems GUIDE Plus+ setup won’t switch to channel 9 for VCR and/or channel 02 cable box • Make sure you have removed the Demo Pin from the G-LINK jack. Check to see if the G-LINK wands are positioned correctly in front of components’...

  • Page 59: Care And Cleaning

    Problems with V-Chip/Parental Controls The rating limits don’t work • You must lock the settings. Go to the TV MAIN MENU (press MENU on your remote), select Parental Controls (press 6 on your remote), select Lock Parental Controls (press 6 on your remote). I don’t remember my password and I want to unlock the TV •...

  • Page 60: Rca Tv Limited Warranty

    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.

  • Page 61: Index

    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.

  • Page 62

    Other Information 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...

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    Accessories 59 Advanced connections 11 Age-Based Ratings 40 ANTENNA button 24 Arrow buttons 24 Audio Output Volume & Speakers 49 Processor 48 Audio/Video cable 7 Auto Channel Search 16, 51 Color 50 Tuning 52 DVD Channel 39 SAT/CABLE Channel 39 VCR Channels 39 AUX (auxiliary) button 24 Basic...

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    10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2000 Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc. Trademark(s)® Registered Marca(s) Registrada(s) Printed in USA TOCOM 15634620 The following materials were used in printing this publication: RECYCLED PAPER MINIMUM 20% POST CONSUMER...

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