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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.
Introduction V-Chip: Parental Controls Description: You can block programs and movies by content, age-based ratings, and/or movie ratings. Requirements: • Set up the Parental Controls menu in the TV’s main menu (Chapter 3 has details). • The broadcasters must use the rating system when they send the program to your TV in order for your TV to block the program.
Introduction Key Features Overview ... 1 On-screen Program Guide ... 1 PIP (Picture-In-Picture) ... 1 V-Chip: Parental Controls ... 2 Auto Tuning ... 2 Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect ... 6 Protect Against Power Surges ... 6 Protect Components from Overheating ...
Screen Menu ... 50 Using Closed Captioning ... 51 Channel Menu ... 52 Time Menu ... 52 Chapter 5: Other Information Troubleshooting ... 54 Care and Cleaning ... 57 Front Panel ... 57 RCA TV Limited Warranty ... 58 Index ... 61...
Chapter 1 Connections & Setup Chapter Overview: • Things to Consider Before You Connect • Choose Your Connection • Connections • Why You Should Connect This G-LINK Cable • Plug in the TV • Put Batteries in the Remote • How to Use the Remote Control to Complete the Interactive Setup •...
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. •...
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.
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).
TV (back panel) PIP (Picture-In-Picture) won’t work if you use this connection. You must connect a VCR to your TV with audio/video cables in order for PIP to work. Connection: TV Only (No PIP) 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.
Connections & Setup SATELLITE RECEIVER IN FROM ANT VIDEO S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO TV (back panel) AUDIO VIDEO L / MONO G-LINK You need to connect your Satellite Receiver to your TV with audio/video cables (see picture above) in order for Picture- In-Picture (PIP) to work.
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.
Connections & Setup Note: The GUIDE Plus+ system’s One-Touch VCR Recording feature is not available with this connection. If you want to use the One-Touch VCR Recording feature with your cable box, you must use the TV and VCR connection on page 8. You can do so by routing the signal from your cable box into the antenna input on your VCR.
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.
Connections & Setup Use the arrow buttons and the OK button to move through the menu system. 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. Insert the plug completely into the outlet.
To access the setup menus manually, press MENU and choose Setup. ñol 3 Français 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—...
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 1: Identifying Your TV’s Location 1. If your country is highlighted, press OK on the remote control. If your country isn’t highlighted, press the up or down arrow button on the remote control to highlight your country and press OK.
Chapter 1 Connections & Setup 3. Highlight the channel to which you have to tune your TV in order to see cable programming, and press OK (a screen appears reminding you to connect your G-LINK cable to your TV and cable box). Notes: Channel 03 is the most common.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PIP window. This feature only PLAY If you’re operating a VCR or DVD Player, plays the disc or videotape. works with most RCA, GE and PROSCAN REC•VCR+ When the GUIDE Plus+ program guide is on the screen, press REC•VCR+ to program products.
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.
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.
Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features Chapter Overview: • All About the GUIDE Plus+ System • The Channel Banner • PIP (Picture-In-Picture) • Auto Tuning • Parental Controls and V-Chip Changing Entertainment. Again.
Using the TV’s Features Video Action Program Menu window buttons information options Promotional Channel information listings 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...
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: •...
Using the TV’s Features Grid guide Grid guide menu action buttons selection Press the PIP button to lock or unlock the video window when the GUIDE Plus+ system is on the screen. Grid Guide Action Buttons Action buttons will change according to where you are in the GUIDE Plus+ system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 channel listing or promotional information box.
Using the TV’s Features Sample displays on a Channel Banner. The PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Feature The PIP (Picture-In-Picture) feature lets you display a second, smaller picture on top of the main picture. Important: Your TV has a single tuner that tunes to cable or off-air television channels. In order for the second picture (the PIP picture) to appear on the screen, you must connect another component (like a satellite receiver or VCR) to the TV.
Picture from TV Picture from VCR ON OFF VCR1 SAT CABLE VCR2 MUTE SKIP SOUND GO BACK GUIDE INFO Arrow buttons MENU CLEAR WHO INPUT ANTENNA WHO•INPUT button REVERSE PLAY FORWARD REC•VCR+ STOP PAUSE SWAP CH CTRL RESET buttons The buttons on the remote control that operate the PIP feature include: the four arrow buttons, CH CTRL, PIP, and SWAP.
Using the TV’s Features TV (back panel) AUDIO VIDEO L / MONO CABLE/ ANTENNA G-LINK S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO IN FROM ANT OUT TO TV You must use audio/video cables to connect your VCR to your TV in order for PIP to work. TV channel PIP channel (VID) is...
Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features 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. Set VCR 2 Channel Displays a list that lets you set up the channel that the TV tunes to when you press the VCR2 button.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Using the TV’s Features Rating Rating Content status field 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.
Rating Rating field status field Rating field Rating status field Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features Blocking Movie Ratings If you only want your child to watch movies that have a PG rating and lower (in other words, movies rated PG and G), then you could automatically block out all other movies with higher ratings.
Using the TV’s Features Channel Block Selecting this option lets you decide what channels can be viewed. View Makes the selected channel viewable. Block The front panel and remote control CH (channel) buttons will tune only to channels that you have marked as View. The remote will still tune to the blocked channel if you use the digits to access the channel, but the channel will be blocked.
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.
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.
Chapter 4 Using the TV’s Menu System Audio Menu Mute Press OK to reduce the TV’s volume to its minimum level. Press OK again to restore the volume. Tone Controls Displays the slider controls for adjusting the TV’s treble, bass and balance.
Using the TV’s Menu System To quickly access the Picture Presets menu, press the RESET button on your remote control. Picture Quality Menu Basic Picture Controls Displays the five slider controls for adjusting the way the picture looks. Contrast Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of the picture.
Alternate with PIP button Captioning information is shown, when available, when you press the PIP button on the remote with the PIP window on the screen. PIP Closed-Caption Mode Displays a choice list that lets you choose which PIP closed- captioning mode you want to use to display PIP closed-captioning information.
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 Menu Signal Type Displays a choice list that lets you select the current antenna type.
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”...
Troubleshooting No picture, no sound but TV is on • Maybe the cable/air setting is set to the wrong position. Select GUIDE Plus+ Menu from the Main menu, select the Setup option, and provide the correct information on the following screens. Go to pages 16-17 for detailed instructions. •...
Other Information The Remote Control Doesn’t Work • Something might be between the remote and the remote sensor on the component. Make sure there is a clear path. • Maybe the remote isn’t aimed directly at the component (TV or VCR) that you’re trying to operate. •...
Other Information 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.
Service Center may charge to transport your television to and from your home. • To identify your nearest Authorized RCA Television Service Center, ask your dealer, look in the Yellow Pages, or call 1- 800-336-1900.
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.
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