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RCA 20F524T User Manual

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Changing Entertainment. Again.
Find Inside:
Connecting
Remote Control
Parental Controls
Menus
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Favorite Channels
FAQs
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Troubleshooting
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User's Guide
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  • Page 1

    Find Inside: Connecting • Remote Control • Parental Controls • Menus • Favorite Channels • FAQs • Troubleshooting • User’s Guide page 5 page 16 page 18 page 24 page 27 page 30 page 31 Model 20F524T is pictured above. www.rca.com/television...

  • Page 2: Important Information

    Dolby Laboratories. Product Registration Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. For US customers: Your RCA Consumer Electronics product can also be registered at www.rca.com/television. Registering this product allows us to contact you if needed.

  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTanT SaFETY InSTRUCTIOnS Read before operating equipment Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with a dry cloth. Do not block any of the ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect ... 4 Protect Against Power Surges ... 4 Protect Devices from Overheating ... 4 Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference ... 4 Use Indirect Light ... 4 get the Picture ...

  • Page 5

    Blocking Canadian V-Chip Movie Ratings ... 22 Unrated Programs ... 22 Front Panel ... 23 Change Your Password ... 23 Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Menu System Picture Menu ... 24 Setup Menu ... 24 Parental Control Menu ... 27 Time Menu ...

  • Page 6: Chapter 1: Connections & Setup

    Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect Protect against Power Surges • Connect all devices before you plug any of their power cords into the wall outlet. • Turn off the TV and/or device before you connect or disconnect any cables. •...

  • Page 7: Get The Picture

    get the Picture The first part of connecting your TV is to get the picture, also known as a signal. The back panel of your TV allows you to receive analog and digital channels by using the ANTENNA/CABLE INPUT. Receiving Cable Channels What You need Coaxial cable from a cable outlet.

  • Page 8: Receiving Channels With An Antenna

    Connections & Setup Receiving Channels with an antenna What You need Antenna (“rabbit ears”) or outdoor antenna with a coaxial cable. Plug the antenna or coaxial cable from the wall outlet into the Indoor Outdoor antenna antenna ANTENNA/CABLE INPUT to receive free off-air local analog and digital channels (where available).

  • Page 9: Choose Your Connection

    Choose Your Connection There are several ways to connect your TV, depending on the devices you want to connect and the quality of the signal you want to achieve. A connection using Y Pb Pr (component) jacks is excellent, composite is good and antenna or cable input is fair. Connections will vary according to the types of outputs jacks each external device can accommodate.

  • Page 10: Y Pb Pr (component Video) Connection

    Connections & Setup Y Pb Pr (Component Video) Connection DVD Player IMPORTANT - If you aren’t receiving a picture with this connection, the problem might be with your DVD player. If the DVD player is “progressive scan” DVD player, you need to change the setting from progressive to interlace. The procedure for changing this on a DVD player varies.

  • Page 11: Connecting The Device

    Connecting the Device This connection allows you to connect a device that has Y Pb Pr jacks (Component Video), for example, a DVD player. If the device you are connecting also has S-Video or composite video, we recommend you use the component video input for better quality. Using the example of a DVD player: 1.

  • Page 12: Using The Front/side Jacks

    Connections & Setup Using the Front/Side Jacks VIDEO L AUDIO R Front/side of TV OUTPUT VIDEO AUDIO S-VIDEO Video game Console Connecting the Device This connection allows you to connect a device such as a video game console, that has Audio/Video output jacks.

  • Page 13: Explanation Of Jacks

    Explanation of Jacks This section describes the jacks you can use to make connections. There are several combinations available to connect devices to your TV. COMPONENT (CVID) INPUT R- AUDIO -L VIDEO COMPOSITE (VID) INPUT ANTENNA/CABLE INPUT Connect either antenna or cable via coaxial (RF) cable to receive ANTENNA/ CABLE analog and digital channels through your cable provider.

  • Page 14: Front Buttons

    MENU Brings up the MAIN MENU. Also takes you one menu backward in the menu system. TV/VIDEO (Models 13V424T, 14F514T, 20V414T, 20V504T, 20F524T, 24V414T and 24V504T only) Choose between TV programming and the AV input.

  • Page 15: Plug In The Tv And Turn It On

    Plug in the TV and Turn It On Plug the end of the power cord into a grounded wall outlet. Insert the plug completely into the outlet. Press ON•OFF on the remote, or press POWER on the TV’s front panel. Put Batteries in the Remote •...

  • Page 16: Complete The Initial Setup

    Connections & Setup SETUP Go back Auto Channel Search List & Labels Closed Caption Favorite Channel Language Eng. Format Normal Auto Vol. Level SETUP Go back Auto Channel Search List & Labels AUTO CHANNEL SEARCH Closed Caption Favorite Channel Go back Language Eng.

  • Page 17: What To Expect

    What to Expect Watching TV • Your product allows you to change the format of the picture you’re viewing. Press the ZOOM– or ZOOM+ buttons to choose different screen formats. Depending on the type of signal you’re viewing and how it’s being formatted, a different format might not be available.

  • Page 18: Remote Buttons

    Connections & Setup +•? PQRS WXYZ DIG•ANA CH LIST GUIDE Note: If you need to replace your remote, call 1-800-338-0376. A shipping and handling fee will be charged upon ordering, and the appropriate sales tax. Have your Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card ready.

  • Page 19: Using The Input Button

    +•? PQRS WXYZ INPUT button DIG•ANA SOUND button CH LIST DIGITAL AUDIO Go back GUIDE Cur. Language English1 Def. Language English Guide 9:00 AM-12:00 PM WGBH-SD Clifford “LuLu” 12:00 PM-1:00 PM WGBH-SD Clifford “Dog’s Rule” 1:00 PM-3:00 PM WGBH-SD Spiderman t�...

  • Page 20: Chapter 2: Using The Tv's Features

    Chapter 2: Using the TV Features TV-14 DSLV Analog Skip: 0:30 7:18 AM 11 CNN Normal Channel Banner menu for an analog channel. TV-14 DSLV English Digital Skip: 0:30 7:18 AM 11-2 CNN Normal Channel Banner menu for a digital channel. Parental Controls and V-Chip The choices in the USA V-CHIP 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 21: Activate Parental Control

    Go back Create Password _ _ _ _ Confirm Password _ _ _ _ Go back Password _ _ _ _ PARENTAL CONTROL Go back V-chip Setting Master Enable Front Panel Change Password Parental Control menu for an analog signal. PARENTAL CONTROL Go back V-chip Setting...

  • Page 22: Content Ratings

    Using the TV’s Features Content Ratings The following is an example of where items are located within the USA Content Ratings screen. Rating Status Field Lets you select whether to view or block. Rating Field Lets you select from a list of age-based ratings you can block or view.

  • Page 23: Menus

    PARENTAL CONTROL Go back V-chip Setting Downloadable V-chip Master Enable Front Panel Change Password V-CHIP SETTING Go back Movie Ratings USA TV Content Ratings Canada English Ratings Canada French Ratings Unrated MOVIE RATINGS Go back Reset PG-13 NC-17 Chapter  Using the TV’s Features Blocking USa V-Chip Movie Ratings The Movie Ratings menu lets you decide which Movies on TV can and cannot be...

  • Page 24: Blocking Canadian V-chip Movie Ratings

    Using the TV’s Features PARENTAL CONTROL Go back V-chip Setting Downloadable V-chip V-CHIP SETTING Master Enable Front Panel Go back Change Password Movie Ratings USA TV Content Ratings Canada English Ratings Canada French Ratings Unrated CANADA ENGLISH RATINGS Go back Reset CANADA FRENCH RATINGS Go back...

  • Page 25: Front Panel

    PARENTAL CONTROL Go back V-chip Setting Downloadable V-chip Master Enable Front Panel Change Password Go back New Password _ _ _ _ Confirm Password _ _ _ _ Chapter  Using the TV’s Features Front Panel Selecting this option lets you lock (disable) or unlock (enable) the TV’s front panel buttons.

  • Page 26: Chapter 3: Using The Tv's Menu System

    Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Menu System PICTURE Go back Color Brightness Contrast Sharpness Tint ± 0 Blue Background On C. Temp Cool SETUP Go back Auto Channel Search List & Labels Closed Caption Favorite Channel Language Eng. Format Normal Auto Vol.

  • Page 27

    SETUP Go back Auto Search List & Labels Closed Caption List & Labels Favorite Channel Language Eng. Go back Format Normal Channel Auto Vol. Level In List Label LIST & LaBELS menu for analog signals. CLOSED CAPTION Go back CC Display Analog CC CLOSED CaPTIOn menu for analog signals.

  • Page 28

    Using the TV’s Menu System CLOSED CAPTION Go back CC Display CC Type Service1 CC Mode Broadcast CC Size Standard CC Font Font 1 CC Opacity Solid CC Color White CC Bkgrnd. CLOSED CaPTIOn menu for digital signals. You have many choices available to customize the digital closed-caption display. In order to help you decide which view you like, try this: 1.

  • Page 29: Favorite Channels

    FAVORITE CHANNELS Go back Favorite 1 70 HGTV Favorite 2 26 WTHR Favorite 3 75 CNN Favorite 4 36 WSNB Favorite 5 28 NICK Example of FaVORITE CHannELS menu for analog signals. Letterbox Format Crop format (stretched vertically to fill the 4:3 screen) Chapter  Using the TV’s Menu System Favorite Channels Store up to five of your preferred channels for...

  • Page 30: Time Menu

    Using the TV’s Menu System TIME Go back Clock 7:25 AM Calendar Time Zone Eastern Daylight Sav. Time Setting Example of TIME menu for analog and digital signals. CALENDAR Go back Month June Year 2006 SU MO TU WE TH FR SA 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31...

  • Page 31: Notepad Menu

    MAIN MENU Exit Picture Setup Parental Control Time Notepad NOTEPAD Go back Edit note Delete note Display note At switch on On time 10:30AM On date Date 07/24/06 Chapter  Using the TV’s Menu System notepad Menu Enter messages that will appear on you TV screen at times you select. From the MAIN MENU select Notepad and press OK.

  • Page 32: Chapter 4: Other Information

    Chapter 4: Other Information Frequently asked Questions (FaQs) How do I tell an analog channel from a digital channel? There are several ways to tell if your channel is digital or not. Press the INFO button to display the channel banner. Look at the left side for a channel number. Channels with a primary channel and a subchannel are digital channels.

  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Most problems you encounter with your TV can be corrected by consulting the following troubleshooting list. TV Problems 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 something else. •...

  • Page 34: Other Information

    TV back in, turn on the TV, and see if the problem is fixed. If the problem remains, then please visit 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 35: Usa V-chip Rating System

    USa 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 36: Canadian French V-chip Rating System

    Other Information Canadian English V-Chip Rating System (General Audience) Programming considered acceptable for all age groups. While not designed specifically for children, it is understood younger viewers may be part of the audience. Violence Guidelines: Will contain very little violence, either physical or verbal or emotional.

  • Page 37: Limited Warranty

    One year from date of purchase for parts. At our option we will either supply new or refurbished parts to an Authorized RCA Service Center for them to repair your television or replace your television with a new or refurbished unit. After 90 days, labor charges will be at your expense.

  • Page 38

    Other Information Product registration: • Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your TV. It will make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage. Limitation of Warranty: •...

  • Page 39: Care And Cleaning

    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 40

    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. TTE Technology, Inc. 101 West 103rd Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2007 TTE Technology, Inc. RCA and associated marks are trademarks of THOMSON S.A. used under license to TTE Corporation. TOCOM 16732900...

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