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RCA 20F542T User Manual

Thomson/rca flat panel television user's guide.
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Changing Entertainment. Again.
Find Inside:
Connecting
Remote Control
Features
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KidPass
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Menus
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FAQs
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Troubleshooting
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page 6
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page 13
page 23
page 28
page 31
page 38
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page 39
User's Guide
Model 27F522T is pictured here.
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  • Page 1

    Changing Entertainment. Again. Find Inside: Connecting • Remote Control • Features • KidPass • Menus • FAQs • Troubleshooting • User’s Guide page 6 page 13 page 23 page 28 page 31 page 38 page 39 Model 27F522T is pictured here. www.rca.com/television...

  • Page 2: Product Registration

    Product Registration Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. For US customers: Your RCA Consumer Electronics product may 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

    Introduction Safety/precaution ...... Table of Contents ...... Features .

  • Page 5: Basic Cable Tv Connection

    The Cable TV signal into your home may be a single cable (75 ohm ) or may include a Cable Box. In either case, the connection to the TV is easy. If your Cable TV signal comes directly via a 75 ohm coaxial cable, using the following steps: Connect the Cable TV signal to the 75 ohm ANTENNA INPUT jack on the rear of the TV.

  • Page 6: Basic Antenna Connection

    A combination antenna receives normal broadcast channels (VHF -1 AND UHF 14-69). Your connection is easy since you will connect the antenna to the 75 OHM ANTENNA INPUT jack on the rear of the TV. If your antenna has a round cable (75 ohm) on the end, then you are ready to connect it to the TV. Go to the next step. If your antenna has flat twin-lead wire (00 ohm), you first need to attach the antenna wires to the screws on a 00 to 75 ohm adapter (not supplied with your TV).

  • Page 7: Basic Tv + Vcr Connection

    The basic component (VCR, DVD player etc.) to TV connection is described below. For other hookups, refer to your component’s instruction manual. Connect the audio cables (white and red) to the R and L AUDIO jacks on the TV and to the Audio output jacks on the VCR (or other component).

  • Page 8: Tv + Vcr + Dvd Connection

    The TV/VCR/DVD connection is described below. For other hookups, refer to your component’s instruction manual. Connect your DVD Player to your TV. Connect the audio cables (white and red) to the R and L AUDIO jacks on the TV and to the Audio Output jacks on the DVD player.

  • Page 9: Explanation Of Jacks

    This page describes the jacks you can use to make connections. There are several ways to connect components to your TV. TV ANT Lets you connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal from the antenna, cable, cable box, or VCR.

  • Page 10: Description Of Buttons On The Tv

    POWER Turns the TV on and off. Lights to show TV is TV/VIDEO (INPUT) Models 27F522T, 20F542T Only Choose between TV programming and the AV input. STANDBY (LED INDICATOR) Models 27F522T, 20F542T Only Lights to show AC power is available. Remote Control...

  • Page 11: Remote Control

    MUTE Press to mute or restore the TV sound. Pressing the volume buttons (VOLUME + or VOL+) also will cancel mute and restore the sound. NOTEPAD Press to display or close the NOTEBOOK window. NUMBER Buttons When the TV/Cable menu option is in the TV position, all channels can be selected by using two buttons.

  • Page 12: Language

    You can set the TV’s on-screen menu to English, French or Spanish. Press MENU to see the main menu. Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Preferences. Press OK to enter the Preferences submenu. Language is highlighted. Press VOL+ or VOL- to select English, Francais (French), or Espanol (Spanish).

  • Page 13: Tv/cable Tv (catv)

    It is important for the TV to know what type of signal-Cable TV (CATV) or a normal antenna you are using. Choose your signal (Antenna or Cable): Press MENU to see the main menu. Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Setup. Press OK to enter the Setup submenu.

  • Page 14: Auto Search (setting Tv Channels)

    Auto Search (Setting TV Channels) You can set your TV to receive local TV channels (from an antenna) or Cable TV channels (when you have Cable TV service). Then, use Auto Search to set up channels that are available for you. This makes it easy for you to select only the available TV stations when you press CH+ or CH-.

  • Page 15: Manual Channel Tuning

    Manual Channel Tuning allows you to search for channels that may have been missed during the Auto Search process. For example, if you are looking for a channel between 60 and 70, start the search at channel 60 and go up. Press MENU to see the main menu.

  • Page 16: Favorite Channel Setting

    You can store five channels you prefer into the Favorite List and recall these channels easily by pressing the FAV button on the remote control. Press MENU to see the main menu. Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Setup. Press OK to enter the Setup submenu. Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight Favorite List.

  • Page 17: Adding Or Erasing Channels

    You can add or erase channels from the list in the TV memory. Press MENU to see the main menu. Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Setup. Press OK to enter the Setup submenu. TV/CATV is highlighted. Press VOL+ or VOL- to select TV or CATV (whichever you have).

  • Page 18: Picture Adjustments

    To adjust your TV picture, select a channel and follow the steps below: Press MENU to see the main menu. Picture is highlighted. Press OK to enter the Picture submenu. Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight your choice: Color, Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Tint, Blue Back (background), or C.Warmth (color temperature.)

  • Page 19: Preset Picture Mode

    This function enables you to choose preset video settings for different types of programs and viewing conditions. Most picture settings are preset at the factory to automatically adjust the TV Brightness, Color, Contrast and Sharpness. Press PRESETS on the remote control. The current preset picture setting will appear on the screen.

  • Page 20: Clock

    Follow these steps to set the clock. Press MENU to see the main menu. Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Time. Press OK to enter the Time submenu. Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight Clock. Press VOL+ or VOL- to change the time in minutes.

  • Page 21: On-timer

    To turn on the TV to a specific channel at a specific time, use the On-Timer. Before you begin, set the clock correctly. Details are on page 19. Press MENU to see the main menu. CH+ or CH- to highlight Time. Press OK to enter the Time submenu.

  • Page 22: Off-timer

    To turn off the TV at a specific time every day, use the Off-Timer. Before you begin, you must set the clock to the correct time. Details are on page 19. Press MENU to see the main menu. Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight Time.

  • Page 23: Closed Caption

    Closed captioning (CC) lets you read the voice content of TV programs on the TV screen. Designed to help the hearing impaired, on-screen text boxes will show dialog, conversation, and activity during TV programming. Press MENU to see the main menu. Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Preferences.

  • Page 24: Sleep Timer

    Turns off the TV within an amount of time you specify (10-10 minutes from the current time). Press SLEEP repeatedly to set the sleep timer from 10 to 10 minutes in 10-minute decrements. After setting the sleep timer, Press SLEEP once to display the remaining time.

  • Page 25: Parental Lock

    Parental Lock processes program content advisories from broadcasters. Parental Lock can respond to the content advisories and block objectionable content (offensive language, violence, sexual situations, etc.) This is a great feature to censor the type of programming children watch. Parental Lock offers various blocking options from which to choose: MASTER ENABLE: This is the “master switch”...

  • Page 26: Changing Your Password

    Over the next few pages, you will learn how to block programs and understand the rating terms for certain broadcasts. First, set your password. Press MENU to see the main menu. Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Preferences. Press OK to enter the Preference submenu.

  • Page 27: Blocking Programming With Movie Ratings

    Blocking Programming with Movie Ratings There are two types of ratings for Parental Lock. One is based on movie industry ratings. The other is based on TV industry ratings. Both can be used to censor programming. Let first look at the MPAA Rating options of Parental Lock.

  • Page 28: Blocking Programming With Tv Ratings

    Blocking Programming with TV Ratings Some program ratings are based on TV industry ratings as described below. Press MENU to see the main menu. Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Preferences. Press OK to enter the Preferences submenu. Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Par. (Parental) Control.

  • Page 29: Parental Lock Blocking Options

    Parental Lock Blocking Options After setting your password, Parental Lock also offers these special blocking options. Press MENU to see the main menu. Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Preferences. Press OK to enter the Preferences submenu. Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Par. (Parental) Control.

  • Page 30: Child Lock

    Child Lock allows you to lock the buttons on the front of the TV. Press MENU to see the main menu. Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Preferences. Press OK to enter the Preferences submenu. Press CH+ or CH- to highlight FPA (Front Panel) Lock.

  • Page 31: Sound Mode Selection

    You can preset sound mode that best suits your current programming among Personal, Theater, Concert and Speech. Press MENU to see the main menu. Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Sound. Press OK to enter the Sound submenu. Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Sound Mode.

  • Page 32: Sound Adjustments

    You can adjust the low frequency (Bass) or high frequency (Treble). You can also adjust the Balance to increase the volume of the left and right sound channels. Press MENU to see the main menu. Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Sound. Press OK to enter the Sound submenu.

  • Page 33: Surround

    When stereo signals are available, this function enhances the stereo spatial effect. Press MENU to see the main menu. Press CH+ or CH- to highlight Sound. Press OK to enter the Sound submenu. Press CH+ or CH- repeatedly to highlight Surround. Press VOL+ or VOL- to turn this option on or off.

  • Page 34: Stereo And Second Audio Program

    Stereo and Second Audio Program Multi-channel Sound (MTS) broadcasts enhance TV viewing by bringing you programs with high fidelity stereo sound. MTS also provides an extra channel called the Second Audio Program (SAP), which broadcasters can use to transmit a second language or for other purposes.

  • Page 35: Notebook

    This feature enables you to store personal messages and can be used as a reminder. Press NOTEPAD to display the notebook screen. Press CAPS repeatedly to toggle the entry mode between uppercase or lowercase letters. Use number buttons to enter letters, numbers, or some special symbols.

  • Page 36: Calendar

    Calendar enables you to look up the date easily. Press CALENDAR to display the calendar. Press VOL+ or VOL- to display a previous or future month, e.g. MAY. Press CH+ or CH- to display a previous or future year, e.g. 004. Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu will automatically disappear within a few seconds if no buttons are...

  • Page 37: 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 38: Care And Cleaning

    Pay any Authorized RCA Television Service Center the labor charges to repair your television. • Pay any Authorized RCA Television Service Center for the new or, at our option, refurbished replacement parts and picture tubes required to repair your television.

  • Page 39

    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 40: Fcc Information

    TTE Technology, Inc. 101 West 103rd Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2006 TTE Technology, Inc. RCA and associated marks are trademarks of THOMSON S.A. used under license to TTE Corporation. Printed in USA TOCOM 1641312E...

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