RCA D40W15B User Manual

Thomson/rca hdtv monitor user's guide
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HDTV Monitor
User's Guide
Changing Entertainment. Again.


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Summary of Contents for RCA D40W15B

  • Page 1 HDTV Monitor User’s Guide Changing Entertainment. Again.
  • Page 2: Important Information

    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/productregistration. Registering this product allows us to contact you if needed. Product Information Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Chapter 3 provides more information about the rest of the TV’s features and how to use them. Hi-Pix Picture Enhancement System The Hi-Pix Picture Enhancement System incorporates two of RCA’s most advanced technologies: TruScan Digital Reality and the AVR Picture Projection System. The result is the ultimate in true-to-life picture performance that provides the optimum picture resolution from each digital source connected to your TV (terrestrial, DVD, satellite, and/or cable).
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Time Menu... 36 Parental Control Menu ... 36 PIP Menu... 37 Setup Menu ... 37 Chapter 5: Additional Information Troubleshooting ... 39 FCC Information ... 41 Care and Cleaning... 41 RCA HDTV Monitor Limited Warranty... 42 Accessory Information... 44 ... 31...
  • Page 6: 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 7: Choose Your Connection

    For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359. For additional assistance while using your RCA product, please visit www.rca.com/customersupport. Components For general information on connecting an A/V receiver or speakers to your TV, go to page 12.
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  • Page 9: Tv + Hdtv Tuner + Vcr + Dvd Player

    TV + HDTV Tuner + VCR + DVD Player 1. Make sure cable or antenna and/or satellite is connected to your VCR. A. Connect the coaxial cable from your cable outlet or antenna to the antenna input on the HDTV Tuner. B.
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  • Page 11: Tv + Satellite Receiver + Vcr

    TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR 1. Connect your VCR to your TV. A. Connect a coaxial cable to the VCR’s antenna output and to the ANTENNA/CABLE Input jack on the TV. B. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the VID2 L/MONO and R Audio jacks on the back of the TV and to the Audio Output jacks on the VCR.
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  • Page 13: Tv + Dvd + Vcr

    TV + DVD + VCR 1. Connect your DVD Player to your TV. A. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the CMP1 L and R Audio jacks on the back of the TV and to the Audio Output jacks on the DVD player. B.
  • Page 14: Tv+ A/V Receiver Or Speakers

    Connections & Setup TV+ A/V Receiver or Speakers These are two different ways your TV uses a component to hear audio. 1. Connect audio cables to either the FIXED or VARIABLE AUDIO L and R OUTPUT jacks and to the Audio Inputs on the A/V receiver. •...
  • Page 15: Explanation Of Jacks

    Explanation of Jacks (in alphabetical order) This section describes the jacks you can use to make connections. There are several ways to connect components to your TV. �������� ����� AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT ����������� � � � �������� ����� ��������� � � ����������������...
  • Page 16: The Front Of Your Tv

    Connections & Setup � �������� � ��������� ����� ���� ����������������� ������ �� The Front of Your TV Front Input Jacks The TV has front inputs for convenience: one set of audio/video input jacks, an S-Video jack and a headphones jack. The jacks are ideal for using a video game console or a camcorder.
  • Page 17: Front Panel Buttons

    Front Panel Buttons If you cannot locate your remote, you can use the front panel buttons of your TV to operate many of the TV’s features. MENU/OK Brings up the Main menu. In the menu system, it selects highlighted items. Scans down through the current channel list.
  • Page 18: Complete Auto Channel Search

    Connections & Setup To access the setup menus manually, press MENU and choose SETUP. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Turn on the TV Press TV on the remote, or press POWER on the TV’s front panel. Note: Pressing the TV button not only turns on the TV, but puts the remote into TV mode.
  • Page 19: Changing Lists And Labels

    Note: If you're using an HD source (such as an HDTV tuner or HDTV satellite receiver) on the CMPNT or DVI input, you should run Auto convergence separately for that input as well. Tune to the input you're using for the HD source, then go to page 38 for information on Auto convergence.
  • Page 20: Chapter 2: Using The Remote Control

    Cinerama, regular mode 16:9). AUX•HD Puts the remote in AUX/HD mode. As a default, this button controls some models of RCA HDTV Tuners. It can also be programmed to operate some brands of an additional remote-controllable components. The Autotuning feature for this button works only with HDTV tuners (see page 24 for more information on Autotuning).
  • Page 21: Using The Remote Control

    A warning banner may also appear on the screen when you press a remote button and your batteries are low. To turn off all the RCA, GE, and Proscan components that are connected to the TV, press ON•OFF twice within two seconds.
  • Page 22: Programming The Remote

    The universal remote can be programmed to operate most brands of remote controllable components. The remote is already programmed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan components. Also, the AUX•HD button can be programmed to operate most brands of an additional remote-controllable component (such as a VCR, DVD player, satellite receiver or cable box).
  • Page 23: Using Direct Entry

    Important You must continue pressing the component button while you enter the code. Let’s say you have a Zenith DVD player. To program the universal remote to operate the DVD player, you would: Press and hold the DVD button while you enter the first code listed for Zenith in the DVD Codes column.
  • Page 24: How To Use The Remote After You've Programmed It

    Using the Remote Control Component buttons ��� ������ ������ �� Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. How to Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It Because this universal remote can control several different components (TV, DVD, VCR, satellite receiver, etc.) it uses operational modes triggered by the component buttons.
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  • Page 26: Channel Banner

    Using the TV’s Features Channel Banner There are several indicators that might appear when you press the TV or INFO button on the remote. This display is called the Channel Banner. The following list describes the items on the Channel Banner screen (left to right and top to bottom). Sample displays on a Channel Banner.
  • Page 27: How To Set Up The Autotuning Feature

    How to Set Up the Autotuning Feature The way you set up the autotuning feature in the TV’s menu corresponds to the component buttons on the remote and the way you have each component connected to your TV. When you set up autotuning, you’re telling the TV what channel/input to tune to when you press the DVD or AUX•HD button on the remote control.
  • Page 28: Parental Controls And V-Chip

    Using the TV’s Features Parental Controls and V-Chip The choices in the US V-CHIP and Canada V-CHIP menus 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. Once you block programs, you can unblock programs by entering a password.
  • Page 29 The V-Chip Rating Screen The following is an example of where items are located within the Rating Limit screen. Rating Field Lets you select from a list of age-based ratings you can block or view. Rating Settings Area Lets you see the current block/view state of age-based ratings and as- sociated content.
  • Page 30: Blocking Specific Content Themes

    Using the TV’s Features 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 Content Themes Sexually explicit dialogue Adult language Sexual situations Violence Fantasy Violence...
  • Page 31: Canada V-Chip Ratings

    Viewing Specific Content Themes If you block specific content themes, you have the option of going back and changing some of the them back to ( ) View: 1. Determine the content themes you want to change to ( ) View. 2.
  • Page 32: Blocking Canadian V-Chip Ratings

    Using the TV’s Features Rating Adults. Programming is for adults only. This program contains sustained violence or extremely violent 18 ans + scenes. Viewers 16 and over. Programming is not suitable for those under age 16. This program contains 16 ans + frequent scenes of violence or intensely violent scenes.
  • Page 33: Lock/Unlock Parental Controls

    Lock/Unlock Parental Controls Selecting this option lets you lock and unlock parental controls settings using a password. If you do not lock parental controls, none of the settings for V-Chip, Channel Block, or Front Panel Block will take effect. If you forget your password, press the MENU button, then select Parental Control (the password entry screen appears). Simultaneously press and hold CH+ and VOL+ on the front panel for 8 seconds.
  • Page 34: Pip (Picture-In-Picture) And Pop (Picture-Outside-Picture) Operation

    Using the TV’s Features PIP example POP example ����� �� ������ ������� ������ ���� ����� � � � � � � ����� ����� ������� � ���� ������� ������� ������ ���� ����� ��� ������� ������� Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. PIP (Picture-in-Picture) and POP (Picture-outside-Picture) Operation The PIP (picture-in-picture) feature lets you display a second, smaller...
  • Page 35: Chapter 4: Using The Menu System

    Chapter 4 Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Using the TV’s Menu System Sound Menu The Sound menu lets you adjust audio output. To access the Sound menu, press MENU on the remote, and then select Sound from the main menu. The following audio items can be adjusted: Sound settings, Sound type, Sound mode, SAP, Sound Logic, Dynamic bass, Headphone settings, and Graphic equalizer.
  • Page 36: Picture Menu

    Using the TV’s Menu System Tip: If the picture is switching screen formats abruptly during normal TV viewing, switch the Autoformat feature off. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Sound logic Reduces the annoying blasts in volume during commercial breaks, and also amplifies softer sounds in program material.
  • Page 37 Tip: You can select a different picture preset (or set up a different personal preset) for each input. The ANTENNA/CABLE jack counts as a single input. Chapter 4 Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Using the TV’s Menu System Video noise reduction Reduce picture “static”...
  • Page 38: Channel Guide Menu

    Using the TV’s Menu System Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Channel Guide Menu Allows you to view and select from the entire channel list and their labels. Press the GUIDE button to bring up the Channel Guide menu. Use the up or down arrow to scroll through the list.
  • Page 39: Pip Menu

    Chapter 4 Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Using the TV’s Menu System PIP Menu Display Mode Off No window is displayed. PIP PIP window is displayed. POP POP window is displayed. PIP channel Allows you to choose the channel displayed in the PIP or main POP window.
  • Page 40 Using the TV’s Menu System Short-term vs. Long-term Power Outages The Auto channel and Auto volume settings don’t take effect after short-term power outages (usually less than two to three minutes). The TV will turn back on at the same volume and channel as before the power outage.
  • Page 41: Troubleshooting

    For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359. For additional assistance while using your RCA product, please visit www.rca.com/customersupport. TV Problems TV won’t turn on...
  • Page 42: Other Information

    Other Information Noisy stereo reception • May be a weak station. Use Sound menu to choose mono sound. No picture, no sound but TV is on • Maybe the cable/air function is set to the wrong position. Go to page 37 for detailed instructions. •...
  • Page 43: Fcc Information

    FCC Information This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 44: Rca Hdtv Monitor Limited Warranty

    Pay an Authorized Service Center for the new, or at our option, refurbished replacement parts and picture tube required to repair your unit. How you get service: • Call 1-877-RCA-HDTV and have your unit’s date of purchase and model number ready. • A representative will troubleshoot your problem over the phone. •...
  • Page 46: Accessory Information

    ANT200, price: $49.95 Remote Control This is the remote control that came packed with your TV. Replacements or spares can be ordered as needed. 261669, price: $28.25 Standard Audio/Video cable with RCA-type phono plugs. Chapter 5...
  • Page 47 A/V receiver 12 Direct entry 20, 21 Accessories 44 Age-based ratings 28 Button 18, 25 Amplifier 33 Connection 6, 7, 10, 11 ANTENNA/CABLE 14, 35 DVI input 13, 25 Arrow buttons 18, 32 Dynamic bass 34 Audio/Video cables 44 Audio jacks Front 14 Exempt programs 31 Outputs (fixed/variable) 14...
  • Page 48 Visit the RCA website at www.rca.com 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. Thomson Inc. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2003 Thomson Inc.

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