RCA D36120 User Manual

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

    Important Information WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this product to rain or moisture. Product Registration Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. Returning the card 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: Introduction

    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.
  • Page 4: 16:9 Mode

    HIGH RESOLUTION INPUT AUDIO INPUTS COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT AUDIO 16:9 Mode Description: Lets you select a widescreen format for a wider viewing area using a 16:9 aspect-ratio source, such as a DVD player, for display on this 4:3 aspect-ratio TV. Requirements: •...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Introduction Key Features Overview ... 1 On-screen Program Guide ... 1 V-Chip: Parental Controls ... 1 16:9 Mode ... 2 High Resolution Input and Component Video Input Jacks ... 2 Autotuning ... 2 Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect ... 6 Protect Against Power Surges ...
  • Page 6 Picture Quality Menu ... 55 Screen Menu ... 56 Using Closed Captioning... 57 Channel Menu ... 58 Time Menu ... 58 Chapter 5: Other Information Troubleshooting... 60 RCA HDTV Monitor Specifications... 63 Care and Cleaning ... 64 Limited Warranty ... 65 Index ... 74...
  • Page 7: Chapter 1: Connections & Setup

    Chapter 1 Connections & Setup Chapter Overview: • Things to Consider Before You Connect • Choose Your Connection • Connections • Explanation of Input Jacks and Cables • Why You Should Connect the G-LINK Cable • The Front of Your TV •...
  • Page 8: 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 9: Choose Your Connection

    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.
  • Page 10: How To Connect: Tv + Hd Receiver + Vcr + Dvd Player

    Connections & Setup CABLE VIDEO AUDIO How to Connect: TV + HD Receiver + VCR + DVD Player 1. Connect your DVD Player to your TV. A. Connect the DVD player’s audio/video output to INPUT3 on the TV using audio/video cables. If your DVD player has an S-Video output, you can make the video connection by using the S-Video jacks instead.
  • Page 11 Important: If your RCA or PROSCAN HD receiver switches from a high definition output to a standard definition output, you will need to switch from the high resolution input channel to the standard definition INPUT2 (VID2) channel in order for you to view the signal.
  • Page 12: How To Connect: Tv + Satellite Receiver + Vcr

    Connections & Setup CABLE OFF-AIR ANTENNA How to Connect: 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.
  • Page 13: How To Connect: Tv + Dvd + Vcr

    CABLE How to Connect: TV + DVD + VCR 1. Connect your DVD Player to your TV. A. Connect the DVD player’s audio/video output jacks to the INPUT2 AUDIO (R and L) and VIDEO jacks on the TV using audio/video cables. If your DVD player has an S-Video output, you can make the video connection by using the S-Video jacks instead.
  • Page 14: How To Connect: A/V Receiver + Speakers

    Connections & Setup How to Connect: A/V Receiver + Speakers 1. Connect either the FIXED or VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT from the TV to an A/V receiver using audio cables. • FIXED provides fixed-level audio output from the TV. This audio output is ideal for connecting to an A/V receiver that has its own volume control.
  • Page 15: Explanation Of Input Jacks And Cables

    Note: Remember to connect the left and right audio cables because the S-Video cable carries only the picture signal, not the sound. Audio/Video Jacks and Cables (RCA-type) These jacks are used for most audio/video connections between components. The audio/video jacks are often color coded (yellow for video, red for right audio, and white for left audio).
  • Page 16 Connections & Setup RF Jack AUDIO OUTPUTS FIXED VARIABLE EXT SPEAKERS HIGH RESOLUTION INPUT AUDIO INPUTS RF Jack and Coaxial Cables (F-type) The RF jack is necessary for reception of off-air broadcasts, cable, and satellite signals. This jack is required for antenna or cable connections. The RF jack on the TV is labeled ANTENNA/CABLE INPUT.
  • Page 17: Why You Should Connect The G-Link Cable

    Why You Should Connect the 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.
  • Page 18: The Front Of Your Tv

    Connections & Setup The Front of Your TV Front Inputs The TV has front inputs for convenience: one set of audio/video inputs, and a headphone jack. Look for a hinged door and open the cover. Please note the illustration below shows a typical front input layout. Notes: •...
  • Page 19: Plug In The Tv

    ON OFF VCR1 TV button VCR2 SAT•CABLE MUTE SKIP FETCH GO BACK GUIDE INFO Arrows MENU CLEAR Chapter 1 Connections & Setup Plug in the TV Plug the flat end of the cable into the POWER jack on the back of the TV.
  • Page 20: Complete The Interactive Setup

    Connections & Setup To access the setup menus manually, press MENU and choose SETUP. ñol 3 Français Complete the Interactive Setup The menu system in your TV allows the TV’s features to work properly. In this book, we call it the “interactive setup” because the TV asks you questions, you answer, and the TV makes the appropriate adjustments.
  • Page 21: The Guide Plus+ System Setup

    If you move to a new zip or postal code, or if any of your information changes and you need to access the setup screens from the TV’s main menu— press MENU, choose GUIDE Plus+ Menu, and choose GUIDE Plus+ Setup, then choose Setup. Chapter 1 Connections &...
  • Page 22 Connections & Setup Step 3: Configuring for Cable The next series of screens asks you about your cable setup. To supply your TV with the correct TV program listings, the GUIDE Plus+ system needs to know if your TV is connected to cable. 1.
  • Page 23 Tips If you’re not sure which channel is the cable box’s output channel, consult the owner’s manual that came with your cable box or contact your cable company. Leave your cable box turned ON to receive program information. Leave your VCR turned OFF to record programs. Chapter 1 Connections &...
  • Page 24 Connections & Setup Step 4: Configuring for a VCR 1. If your TV is connected to a VCR, press OK. If it is not, highlight No and press OK. (Answering No automatically skips to the end of GUIDE Plus+ setup.) 2.
  • Page 25: What To Expect

    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.
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  • Page 27: Chapter 2: Using The Remote Control

    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. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
  • Page 28: The Buttons On The Remote Control

    Note: The VCR1, DVD, VCR2, and SAT•CABLE buttons also turn on most RCA, GE, and PROSCAN products. The Buttons on the Remote Control (0-9) Number Buttons Enter channel numbers and time settings directly through the remote control. They are also used in the GUIDE Plus+ system and in the TV menu to make selections.
  • Page 29: Using The Input Button

    SKIP Press once before changing channels and the TV will wait 30 seconds before returning you to the original channel. Press repeatedly to add more time. Also, activates Search function for some GE, RCA, or PROSCAN VCRs. SWAP When using PIP, swaps the main picture with the PIP window.
  • Page 30: Programming The Remote To Operate Other Components

    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 button can be programmed to operate most brands of an additional remote-controllable component.
  • Page 31 Important You must continue pressing the component button while you enter the code. Let’s say you have a Zenith VCR. To program the universal remote to operate the VCR, you would: Press and hold the VCR1 button while you enter the first code listed for Zenith in the VCR Codes column.
  • Page 32: How To Use The Remote After You've Programmed It

    Using the Remote Control 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. For example, if you want the remote to control the TV, you would press the TV button to put the remote into TV mode before you could control the TV.
  • Page 33: Vcr Codes

    Quarter ... 2011 Quartz ... 2011 Quasar ... 2021, 2022, 2125 RCA ... 2000, 2001, 2003, 2013, 2021, 2055, 2056, ... 2082, 2083, 2084, 2085, 2086, 2087, 2088, 2089, ... 2090, 2091, 2107, 2115, 2120, 2125, 2131, 2133 Radioshack/Realistic ... 2011, 2013, 2014, 2021, ...
  • Page 34: Satellite Receiver Codes

    Hughes ... 5077, 5090 JVC ... 5082 Panasonic ... 5075 Philips ... 5085 Primestar ... 5076 PROSCAN ... 5000, 5001 RCA ... 5000, 5001, 5071, 5080, 5081 Realistic ... 5063 Sony ... 5072 STS1 ... 5064 STS2 ... 5065 STS3 ... 5066 STS4 ...
  • Page 35: Chapter 3: Using The Tv's Features

    Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features Chapter Overview: • All About the GUIDE Plus+ System • The Channel Banner • Autotuning • Parental Controls and V-Chip • PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Operation Changing Entertainment. Again. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
  • Page 36: About The Guide Plus+ System

    Using the TV’s Features Video Action Program Menu window buttons information options Promotional Channel Listings Information Tips The GUIDE Plus+ system automatically comes up when you use the TV button on the remote to turn on the TV. You can turn off this feature by selecting Setup from the GUIDE Plus+ Menu, selecting Options, then setting Auto Display to Off.
  • Page 37: Getting In & Out Of The Guide Plus+ System

    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 Channel Lineup If more than one cable company services your area, you may be prompted with a Channel Mapping screen after the first GUIDE Plus+ system download.
  • Page 38 Using the TV’s Features Grid guide menu Grid guide action selection buttons The PIP button on the remote also toggles the video window between the locked and unlocked states. Grid Guide Action Buttons Action buttons will change according to where you are in the GUIDE Plus+ system.
  • Page 39: Sort

    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.
  • Page 40: News

    Using the TV’s Features News menu News menu action buttons selection Schedule menu Schedule menu action buttons 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.
  • Page 41: Messages

    Messages menu Messages menu action button 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.
  • Page 42: Editor

    Using the TV’s Features Editor menu Editor menu action buttons selection Editor You can customize the channel listing by enabling or disabling the 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. 1.
  • Page 43: How To Get More Information About An Advertisement Or A Program

    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 and press the INFO button.
  • Page 44: Channel Banner

    Using the TV’s Features Sample displays on a Channel Banner. Channel Banner There are several indicators that might appear when you press the TV or INFO buttons 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).
  • Page 45: Why You Should Use The Autotuning Feature

    DSS2/SAT2 button (or AUX programmed to the 5001 code). Set RCA WEB Channel Displays a list that lets you set up the channel the TV tunes to when you press the WEB button on an RCA WebTV remote control.
  • Page 46 5001 code. Then set up the SAT2 channel in the Autotuning menu. • To use RCA WEB autotuning for an RCA WebTV remote, set up the WEB channel in the Autotuning menu. Channel 3 or 4 Component is connected to the CABLE/ANTENNA jack on the back of the TV, and you want the TV to tune to channel 3 when you press the corresponding button on the remote.
  • Page 47: Parental Controls And V-Chip

    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.
  • Page 48: V-Chip Tv Rating Limit

    Using the TV’s Features 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).
  • Page 49 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...
  • Page 50: 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 To reset the ratings to View and V, press the RESET button on the remote.
  • Page 51: Viewing Specific Content Themes

    Rating Rating Content field status field themes Content status fields Rating Content Rating field themes status field Content status fields Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features To block program content: 1. Determine the lowest level of content you don’t want the child to watch. 2.
  • Page 52: V-Chip Movie Rating Limit

    Using the TV’s Features Rating Rating field status field Rating field Rating status field V-Chip Movie Rating Limit You set movie rating limits by blocking movies rated above a specified level. How to block movie ratings and view movie ratings is explained in the next two sections.
  • Page 53: V-Chip Unrated Program Block

    Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features V-Chip Unrated Program Block Selecting this option lets you decide if programs that the V-Chip recognizes as “unrated” can be viewed. Note that “unrated” TV programs may include news, sports, political, religious, local and weather programs, emergency bulletins, public announcements, and programs without ratings.
  • Page 54: Pip (Picture-In-Picture) Operation

    Using the TV’s Features ON OFF VCR1 VCR2 SAT•CABLE MUTE SKIP FETCH GO BACK GUIDE INFO Move buttons MENU CLEAR INPUT ANTENNA REVERSE PLAY FORWARD REC•VCR+ STOP PAUSE SWAP CH CTRL PIP buttons A typical use of SWAP is to scan through channels in the PIP window, and when you find a channel you like, press SWAP to display that channel in the main picture, sending the...
  • Page 55: Chapter 4: Using The Tv's Menu System

    Using the TV’s Menu System Chapter Overview: • How to Use Your TV’s Menu System • Audio Menu • Picture Quality Menu • Screen Menu • Channel Menu • Time Menu Changing Entertainment. Again. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Chapter 4...
  • Page 56: How To Use Your Tv's Menu System

    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. Feel free to explore the menu system.
  • Page 57: Picture Quality Menu

    Note: The Basic Picture Controls menu affects both the TV controls and the GUIDE Plus+ system. Once you have adjusted the basic picture controls, you might want to bring up the GUIDE Plus+ system to check the changes. Note: Auto Color only appears in the Picture Quality menu when the following modes are selected: Tuner, Vid 1-3, Front, and S-...
  • Page 58: Screen Menu

    Using the TV’s Menu System Screen Menu Closed-Caption Display Displays a choice list that lets you choose the way closed captioning information is shown on the screen. Closed-captioning is not available with the high resolution input. Off No captioning infor mation displayed. On Always Captioning infor mation shown always, when available.
  • Page 59: Using Closed Captioning

    You can turn 16:9 mode on/off from the menu or the FETCH button on the remote. If you are using a DTC100 remote, you can use the FETCH button with the remote in the TV mode. Using Closed Captioning Many programs are encoded with closed-captioning information, which lets you display the audio portion of a program as text on the TV screen.
  • Page 60: Channel Menu

    Using the TV’s Menu System To enter a channel 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.
  • Page 61: Chapter 5: Other Information

    Other Information Chapter Overview: • Troubleshooting • Specifications • Care and Cleaning • Limited Warranty • Accessory Order Form • Index Changing Entertainment. Again. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Chapter 5...
  • Page 62: Troubleshooting

    Other Information Troubleshooting Most problems you encounter with your TV can be corrected by consulting the following troubleshooting list. 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” by plugging in something else. •...
  • Page 63 No sound, picture okay • Maybe the sound is muted. Try pressing the volume up button to restore sound. • Maybe the speakers are turned off. Check the Audio Output and Speakers control panel in the Audio menu. • If using an S-VHS component, remember to also connect the component’s L and R AUDIO OUT jacks to the TV’s L and R INPUT jacks.
  • Page 64 Other Information Program information doesn’t download • Review your setup information and make sure it’s correct. Press MENU on the remote and select GUIDE Plus+ Setup. Go to page 19 for detailed instructions about the GUIDE Plus+ Setup menus. • The TV must be off to download information.
  • Page 65: Rca Hdtv Monitor Specifications

    Stereo Headphone Jack ... 3.5mm Stereo Mini-jack Front A/V Input ... Composite, L (Mono)/ Right A/V Inputs ... 3 - S-Video / Composite Component Video Input ... Y-Pr-Pb (RCA Jacks) Synchroscan UHF/ VHF, Cable Input ... 75-ohm Terminal High Resolution Input ... 15 Pin D-sub •...
  • Page 66: Care And Cleaning

    Other Information 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.
  • Page 67: 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 68: Product Registration

    Other Information Product registration: • Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your unit. 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 69 VCR or TV. The ends VH82 (6-ft) screw onto the connectors for a secure connection. VH83 Standard Audio/ Video cable with RCA- type phono plugs. S-Video Cable has multi-pin connectors VH913 on each end for connecting S-Video components to your...
  • Page 70 Other Information USE YOUR CREDIT CARD IMPORTANT: IMPORTANT: IMPORTANT: Placing an Order To place your order by phone, have your Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card ready and call the toll-free number listed below. ® Use this number only to place on order for accessory items listed on this order form.
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  • Page 76: Index

    Index Symbols 16:9 Mode 2, 57 Accessory Order Form 67 Adjust Projection TV 56 Age-Based Ratings 47 Anamorphic Mode (16:9) 57 ANTENNA Button 26 Audio Menu 54 Output 14 Processor 54 Audio Menu Sound Logic Stereo 55 Speakers 55 Tone Controls 54 Second Audio Program 55 Audio/video cables 7, 13 Audio/video jacks 13...
  • Page 77 POWER on Front Panel 16 Programming the Remote Automatic Code Search 28 Direct Entry 29 Rating Limits movies 50 TV 46 RCA-type cables 13 Red Convergence 56 Remote component buttons 28 sensor 15 Remote Control Buttons 26 Installing the Batteries 17...
  • Page 78 Index V-Chip 45 Age-Based Ratings 45 Blocking Movies 50 Content Themes 45 V-Chip: Parental Controls 1 Variable Output 12, 14 1 Channel 43 2 Channel 43 VCR1 Button 27 VCR2 Button 27 Warranty 65 Y Pb Pr jacks 13 Chapter 5...
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  • Page 80 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 multimedia Inc. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2001 Thomson multimedia Inc. Trademark(s)® Registered Marca(s) Registrada(s) Printed in USA TOCOM 15758590 Rev 1 Visit the RCA website at www.rca.com...

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