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  • Page 2 WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this product to rain or moisture. Caution: To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, fully insert. Attention: Pour 6viter les chocs electriques, de la prise et pousser jusq6 au fond.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    SETUP AND CONNECTIONS Step 1: Unpack the TV ... Step 2: Connect Your TV ... TV Only ... The Basic Connection Advanced Connections ... Step 3: Connect the G-LINK Cable ... Attaching the G-LINK Cable ... Step 4: Plug in the TV ... Step 5: Place Batteries in Remote ...
  • Page 4 V-Chip TV Rating Limit ... V-Chip Movie Rating Limit ... V-Chip Unrated Program Block ... Channel Block ... Front Panel Block ... Lock/Unlock Parental Controls ... REFERENCE ... Troubleshooting Care and Cleaning ... RCA DIRECT VIEW TV LIMITED WARRANTY ... ACCESSORY INFORMATION INDEX...
  • Page 5: Setup And Connections

    GETTING STARTED This manual is designed to get you started quickly. The first five sections of the manual show you how to get your TV set up and connected, Setup, program the remote, and use all of the menus, features, and controls of your TV. The Reference section in the back of the book contains troubleshooting tips, care and cleaning...
  • Page 6: Step 1: Unpack The Tv

    STEP 1: UNPACK TH E TV Make sure to locate the remote control. STEP 2: CONNECT YOUR There are three types of connections TV Only: If you're only going to connect the TV to your home antenna or cable system. The Basic Connection: If you're going to connect the TV to a VCR or satellite...
  • Page 7: The Basic Connection

    BASIC CONNECTION The basic connection below (TV and VCR) is the most common connection and is therefore used to illustrate a single component connection with your TV. For better sound and picture quality multiple component connection information Advanced Connections. Cables You will use the following type of cable to make your connection: Coaxial Cables: In this connection,...
  • Page 8: Advanced Connections

    ADVANCED CONNECTIONS Advanced connections give you better sound and video by separating the audio and video signals and enabling components. This section describes the types of inputs available on the back of your TV and suggests ways you can use them for optimum Back of the TV The diagram below describes each of the back panel jacks.
  • Page 9 Sample Connections The following are sample connection when connecting components to your TV. Note: those components which offer an S-Video connection, receivers, must match their S-Video connection connection. Cables You will use the following make your connection: Coaxial Cables: Carry the signal from the antenna or cable directly to the television through a cable box, as needed by your...
  • Page 10 TV, VCR and Satellite Receiver CABLE, CABLE BOX, OR ANTENNA SATELLITE RECEIVER CABLE, CABLE BOX, OR ANTENNA How to View Your Components SATELLITE SIGNAL To watch the satellite press TV to put the remote control then press WHO,INPUT input channels until you tune to VID (or SVID) input. To watch the VCR in this connection, WHO,INPUT to scroll through channels until you tune to VID2.
  • Page 11: Step 3: Connect The G-Link Cable

    STEP 3: CONNECTTH The G-LINK cable enables the Guide Plus+ system (the on-screen guide that lists what shows are on TV) to work with your VCR and/or cable box. Cable Box - If your TV is connected connect the G-LINK cable, no channels may be listed in the on-screen program guide.
  • Page 12: Step 4: Plug In The Tv

    STEP 4: PLUG IN THE TV Plug the end of the power cord into the wall outlet, blade of the plug with the wide slot in the outlet. Be sure to insert the plug completely. STEP 5: PLACE BATTERIES Remove the battery compartment remote.
  • Page 13: Interactive Setup

    THERE'S ON-SCREEN The interactive setup routine helps you through needed to configure the TV and set up the GUIDE Plus+ Gold menu system: • Select a menu language • Search for available channels • Set up the GUIDE Plus+ system •...
  • Page 14: Using Pointand Select

    USING POINTAND You only need to know one rule when using the remote to access on- screen menus and control panels: point and select. The point and select method has two steps. Point to a menu item using the MOVE arrows on the remote. To point up or down, press the up or down arrows.
  • Page 15: Selectinga Language

    Point to Begin setup now and press MENU or OK. SELECTING A LANGUAGE The first part of the setup routine asks you to select your preferred language for the menu system. Point to your preferred language for the menu system, Press MENU or OK to select that language.
  • Page 16: The Guide Plus+ Gold System

    GUIDE Plus+ GOLD The next step lets you set up the GUIDE Plus+ Gold system to display your local program listMgs, and control your cable box and VCR. You can either press MENU or OK to bring up the GUIDE Plus+ Gold initial point to Skip this Step to move to the next step in the interactive SETTING UP THE GUIDE...
  • Page 17 Select Yes if the cable box changed to channel 9, or No if it did not. If you select No, the system will try another code. If the GUIDE Plus+ Gold system cannot recognize either your cable box or VCR after several tries, a screen stating "Cable Box (VCR) test failed...Please choice to either TryAgain...
  • Page 18: Setting The Time

    SETTING TH E TIME The next step in the Interactive Setup lets you set the time of day. If your GUIDE Plus+ system has not completed set the time. Once the system has completed the time for you automatically. 1. Press MENU or OK to bring up the SET TIME control Use the left and right arrows to point to the hour and minutes spaces.
  • Page 19: Setting The Vcr1 Channel (Auto Tuning)

    SETTING TH E VCR1 CHANNEL TUNING) The next step lets you set the VCR1 channel channel, you're telling the TV what channel to tune to when you press the VCR1 button on the remote. This is called auto tuning. Indicate which input you used to connect the VCR. If you don't VCR1 component connected to the TV, skip this step or select Not...
  • Page 20: Setting The Dvd Channel (Auto Tuning)

    Press MENU or OK to bring up the VCR2 choice list. Point to the choice that matches the way you have your second VCR connected to the TV. Press MENU or OK to continue. SETTING THE DVD CHANNEL TUNING) The next step lets you set the DVD channel. When you set the DVD channel, you're telling the TV what channel to tune to when you press the DVD button...
  • Page 21: Setting The Sat/Cable Channel (Auto Tuning)

    Point to the choice that matches the way you have your DVD player connected to the TV. Press MENU or OK to continue. SETTING TH E SAT/CABLE (AUTO TU N I NG) The next step lets you set the SAT/CABLE channel. When you set the SAT/ CABLE channel, you're telling the TV what channel to tune to when you press the SAToCABLE button...
  • Page 22: Labeling The Channels

    LABELING TH E CHANNELS This last step in the interactive Setup lets you edit your channel list and label your channels. (For more, see List and Labels in the Using the Menu System section.) Press MENU or OK to bring up the List and Labels control Use the left and right arrows to point to the three different the control panel (called "fields").
  • Page 23: Using The Remote

    The universal remote can be programmed most brands of remote controllable receivers, DVD players and cable boxes. If you have an RCA, GE, or PROSCAN component, need to program it at all. REMOTE of the remote and...
  • Page 24: Remote Buttons

    (VCR, DVD, Satellite, etc.) and programmed, on and off. When pressed twice within on will be turned off (this feature only works with most RCA, GE, or PROSCAN products). VCR1 Puts the remote in VCR mode and if autotuning turn on the TV and tune to the correct channel.
  • Page 25: Using The Who, Input Button

    2, then press 3. WHO,INPUT In TV mode, press to toggle through sources (VIDI/SVlD1, VID2/SVID2, current channel). select available channel lists (RCA, GE, and PROSCAN only). ANTENNA Functions as TV/VCR button button in SAT.CABLE mode. REVERSE, PLAY, FORWARD, REC,VCR+, STOP, PAUSE If programmed,...
  • Page 26: Programming The Remote

    Using the Remote. to control most brands of receivers and cable boxes. The most RCA, GE, and PROSCAN receivers. remote needs to be programmed, the remote to to your TV. If you want to exit the any of your devices, press (VCR, SAT, etc.).
  • Page 27: Using The Remote To Controla Device

    Press and hold the button on the remote you want to program. Enter the code from the code list. Release button, and then press ON.OFF to see if the component responds to the remote commands. component button and then ON.OFF again. If you get no response, repeat these steps using the next code listed for your brand, until the component commands.
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  • Page 29: Using The Menus

    THE MENU SYSTEM This section explores the menus of your TV--beginning some information on using menus and control Each menu is then outlined and special features are detailed help you get the most from your TV. with panels. USINGTHE MENU SYSTEM...
  • Page 30: Menus And Control Panels

    MENUS CONTROL Using the buttons on both the remote and front panel enable you to access and make changes to the menus, control Menus and choice lists use the point and select rule to navigate, control panels use a variety of methods to adjust features The following pages detail how to use these controls to customize the...
  • Page 31 CONTROL PANELS Control panels allow you to adjust the default of your TV. You can choose a setting, enter a number, or adjust a level such as tint or brightness. There are three types of control choice lists, and numeric entry. Sliders Sliders are used to make adjustments To use a Slider in a menu:...
  • Page 32: Audio Menu

    CHOICE LISTS Choice lists are used to choose a particular setting choice list appears, the highlighted selected, or "in use." Point to a choice on a menu and press MENU or OK to select that choice. You will then return to the previous screen. Now that you know how to access the menus and adjust the control panels the following pages provide a brief explanation...
  • Page 33: Using The Remote To Select An Audio Processor

    Second Audio Program (SAP) second language, if one is available. The TV displays the word SAP when you tune to a program that is broadcast with SAP information. SAP audio is broadcast broadcast a program's audio with descriptions visually impaired. Audio Output &...
  • Page 34: Picture Quality Menu

    PICTURE QUALITY Basic Picture Controls Displays the five slider controls for adjusting the way the picture looks. Contrast Adjusts the difference of the picture. Color Adjusts the richness of the color. Tint Adjusts the balance between the red and green levels. Black Level Adjusts the brightness Sharpness...
  • Page 35: Screen Menu

    SCREEN MENU Closed-Caption Display Displays a choice list that lets you choose the way closed captioning information is shown on the screen. No captioning information On Captioning information is shown always, when available. On When Sound is Muted Captioning when available, whenever the TV's sound is muted. (To mute the sound, press the MUTE button.)The displayed when the sound is not muted.
  • Page 36: Using Closed Captioning

    USING CLOSED CAPTIONING Many programs are encoded with closed captioning lets you display the audio portion Closed captioning is not available specific programs encoded with closed captioning applicable. When a program is closed captioned, displayed in the channel marker. See the section Features and Controls for more information about the channel marker.
  • Page 37: Channel Menu

    CHANNEL MENU Signal Type Displays a choice list that lets you select the current antenna type. This option does not appear when the GUIDE Plus+ system is set up. UHFNHF Antenna Choose this if you are currently antenna for TV signals. Cable TV Choose this if you are currently box for TV signals.
  • Page 38: Time Menu

    The choices for each screen are: Not connected Choose this if you do not have a component connected to an antenna or video input on the back of the TV, or if you don't want the TV to tune to a channel when the particular component button is pressed.
  • Page 39: Features And Controls

    HOWTO USE THE FEATURES CONTROLS This section introduces you to the features and controls with which your TV is equipped. In this section, you will learn how to use: • The GUIDE Plus+ Menu system • PiP (Picture-in-Picture) control • Parental controls, including V-Chip rating limits FEATURES...
  • Page 40: Guide Plus+ Gold Menu

    GUIDE PLUS+ GOLD MENU You can access the GUIDE Plus+ Gold menu directly the remote, or by pressing MENU on the remote and then selecting GUIDE Plus Gold+ Menu. If you press MENU on the remote, you can access several other features the GUIDE Plus+ Gold system offers: GUIDE Plus+ Setup Displays the GUIDE Plus+ Gold setup screen.
  • Page 41: Downloading Data

    Getting In & Out of the Guide Plus+ Gold System To enter the GUIDE Plus+ Gold system: • Press GUIDE on the remote. There are three ways to exit the GUIDE Plus+ Gold system: • Press OK to exit the GUIDE Plus+ Gold system and tune to the channel highlighted in the Channel listing.
  • Page 42: Grid Guide

    GRID GUIDE The Grid Guide appears each time you enter the GUIDE Plus+ Gold menu system. It displays the current programming program is displayed in the video window. • Use the up and down arrows to browse channel listings and CH ^Iv to page through listings.
  • Page 43: Sort

    Lock/Unlock Press 1 to lock or unlock the video window either stay at one channel as you browse the GUIDE Plus+ Gold system (lock) or change as you browse through (unlock). The PiP button on the remote also toggles between locked and unlocked states.
  • Page 44: Schedule

    The program information window have successfully created a timer to watch or record. If you have selected two programs to watch or record which begin at the same time or overlap, you will receive a timer conflict system will not schedule a conflicting the two programs.
  • Page 45: Messages

    Schedule Menu Action Buttons When viewing the Schedule menu the following appear on the bar: • Remove Highlight the Watch or Record timer you wish to remove from the schedule and press 1 on the remote. • Change Highlight the Watch or Record timer you wish to change and press 3 on the remote to toggle the frequency following choices:...
  • Page 46: Editor

    EDITOR You may customize the channel listing by enabling display of certain channels. For instance, you may disable channels that you never watch. You can restore disabled channels at a later point in time. Press GUIDE to bring up the GUIDE Plus+ Gold system. Press MENU to highlight the Menu bar.
  • Page 47: Channel Marker

    TROUBLESHOOTING Troubles sometimes are caused by simple "faults" without a service technician. Here are a few basic remedies: Program information does not download • Review your setup information • The TV must be off to download overnight, for at least 10 hours, to receive a download area.
  • Page 48: Pip (Picture-In-Picture)

    PIP (PICTURE-IN-PICTURE) The PiP (picture-in-picture) feature picture on top of the main picture. PIP Buttons There are four remote buttons works: PIP Brings up the PiP window. If you have selected the option labelled Alternate PIP Caption Display menu, then you will be able to toggle between PIP with closed captioning, PIP without window.
  • Page 49: Parental Controls And V-Chip

    PARENTAL CONTROLS The Parental Controls menu allows you to program cannot see certain programs, channels, or use the front The first three choices in the Parental Controls menu involve software your TV (dubbed V-Chip) which allows you to "block" based on violence, sex, or other content view.
  • Page 50: V-Chip Tv Rating Limit

    V-CH I P TV RATI NG LIMIT The V-Chip TV Rating Limit lets you decide what TV programs can and cannot be viewed. To set TV programming limits: Choose Parental Controls from the Main menu. If Parental Controls have previously been locked, you must enter your password.
  • Page 51 Blocking Age-Based Ratings You can automatically block all program age-based rating level. For example, watch programs that have a TV-G rating and lower (in other words, you want the child to watch TV-G, TV-Y7, and TV-Y), then you need to block out other programming with higher ratings.
  • Page 52 Viewing Age-Based Ratings After you block age-based ratings, you have the option of changing some of the ratings back to View. Determine which blocked rating you want to view. Use the left and right arrows to highlight Use the up and down arrows to select the rating whose status is Block.
  • Page 53 Rating status field Rating Press MENU or OK to return to the menu or exit the screen. Viewing Specific Content If you block specific content themes, you have the option of going back and changing some of the content themes back to View (V): Determine the content themes you want to change to View (V).
  • Page 54: V-Chip Movie Rating Limit

    V-CHIP MOVIE RATING You set movie rating limits by blocking Blocking Movie Ratings If you only want your child to watch movies that have a PG rating (in other words, movies rated PG and G), then you could automatically out ail other movies with higher ratings. To block movies: Highlight the rating field and press the up and down arrows to find the...
  • Page 55: V-Chip Unrated Program Block

    V-CHIP UNRATED PROGRAM Selecting this option lets you decide if programs that the V-Chip recognizes as "unrated" can be viewed. programs may include news, sports, political, weather programs, emergency bulletins, programs without ratings. View All unrated programs are available. Block A]] unrated programs are not available.
  • Page 56: Reference

    TROUBLESHOOTING Troubles sometimes are caused by simple "faults" experience any difficulty with your TV, check a few basic remedies before calling your service technician. TV will not turn • Check to make sure it is plugged • Check the wail receptacle (or extension •...
  • Page 57: Care And Cleaning

    Can't select certain channel • Channel may be blocked or not approved • If using a VCR, check to make sure the TV/VCR button Noisy stereo reception • May be a weak station. Use SOUND button No picture, no sound but TV is on •...
  • Page 58: Rca Direct View Tv Limited Warranty

    Service your television to and from your home. RCA Television Service Center, ask your dealer, look in the Yellow Pages, or call 1- your sales receipt or other evidence of purchase date or first rental. from your dealer.)
  • Page 59 Product Registration • Please complete and mail the Product Registration should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required state relates to this warranty: • This warranty gives you specific If you purchased your product outside •...
  • Page 60: Accessory Information

    Most audio/video connections between be made with shielded audio and video cables that have RCA-type phono connectors. Round 75-ohm coaxial cable Flat 300-ohm twin-lead cable Standard AudiolVideo cable with RCA-type phono plugs (such as No. VH83)
  • Page 61 Remote Control remote control packed with your TV. Replacements be ordered CRK76TA1 2-way Signal Splitter you connect to a second TV or VCR. Splitter VH47 Amplified Antenna switch from the antenna signal to cable or satellite without disconnecting antenna. complete band separator transformer.
  • Page 62 Charge your order on your VISA, MasterCard, or Discover filling in below USE YOUR CREDIT CARD IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number from your VISA card Mycardexpires: IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number from your MasterCard Copy Nmnber Mycard above your expires: name on MasterCard IMPORTANT:...
  • Page 63: Index

    Accessories Color Color Warmth Advanced Connections Connections 4, 6 Advanced Age-Based Ratings 47 Audio Menu Basic 4, 5 TV and Stereo VCR 7 Audio Output TV Only 4 Audio Output Volume & TV, VCR and Satellite Receiver Speakers Audio Processor Audio/Video cables 7 Content...
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