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Part 3: Other Key Features of owning an RCA Scenium HDTV Part 1: DLP— brilliance, in color, design, and technology RCA Scenium brings you brilliant pictures with Digital Light Processing (DLP) system — a brilliantly choreographed, engineering marvel that combines microscopic mirrors, light, and color to bring you the best and brightest pictures possible.
Introduction Part 2: Why RCA Scenium DLP is better DLP is just part of the story. You have chosen to embark on the next generation of TV viewing— HDTV. There are many technological advancements that make HDTV better than analog TV, but there are basically three things about HDTV that bring you a superior viewing experience: (1) resolution, (2) aspect ratio, and (3) digital signal and sound.
Integrated HDTV Tuner with Digital Cable Ready QAM RCA was the first to offer an integrated tuner with its HDTVs (which means there is no need for another box to receive digital programming). Now, we’ve gone one better— your HDTV’s tuner is digital cable ready (no need for a cable box to view unscrambled digital cable programming).
Compatible with the Optional Audio Video Hard Disk Drive — Pause Live Digital TV and Record Digital Programs RCA offers an Audio Video Hard Disk Drive (model DVR2080 or DVR2160) with DTVLink, available at your local RCA dealer or www.rca.com. The DVR2080 or DVR2160 Audio Video Hard Disk Drive (ADVHDD) component lets you pause live TV, record shows, and play them back (it records digital broadcasts only--ATSC and QAM signals).
Introduction ... 1 Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect ... 8 Protect Against Power Surges ... 8 Protect Components from Overheating ... 8 Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference ... 8 Use Indirect Light ... 8 Using a Stand ...
Table of Contents PIP (Picture-in-Picture) Operation ... 48 Using the Web Browser ... 50 Saving Your Favorite Web Address ... 50 Controlling the Web Browser ... 51 DTVLink Recording ... 51 Set up DTVLink Recording Preferences ... 52 Emergency Alert System (EAS) ... 52 Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System Menus, On-screen Help, and Control Panels ...
Chapter 1 Connections & Setup Chapter Overview: • Things to Consider Before You Connect • Choose Your Connection • Removing the Front Panel Piece • Accessing the Jack Panel • Explanation of Jacks and Cables • The Front of Your TV •...
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 or power strip. NEVER plug your TV into an outlet that is controlled by a wall switch. •...
Connections & Setup Front panel piece Removing the Front Panel Piece The front panel piece is removable to allow access to the jack panel, mirror adjustment screws, and lamp door. The mirror adjustment is discussed on page 59 and the lamp replacement is discussed on page 76. To remove the front panel piece, grasp one end of the panel and pull out until the tab pops out of the hole.
ETHERNET DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT SUBWOOFER FIXED/ VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS MATRIX SURROUND OUTPUTS WIRED CableCARD™ AUDIO/ VIDEO OUTPUT INPUT 3 INPUT 1 HDMI/DVI INPUT Use menu for DVI audio. COMPOSITE INPUTS CABLE INPUT S-VIDEO S-VIDEO For Factory Use Only COMPONENT/ COMPOSITE INPUTS Use menu for composite...
Connections & Setup AUDIO/ VIDEO OUTPUT Composite Audio Cable (RCA Type) Composite Video Cable (RCA Type) INPUT 3 INPUT 1 COMPOSITE INPUTS S-VIDEO S-VIDEO Composite Audio Cable (RCA Type) Composite Video Cable (RCA Type) S-Video Cable AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT Connect a VCR or DVD-recorder to record digital and analog programs from the Cable or Antenna Input (excluding copy- protected programs and component video formats) while the TV is turned on.
COMPONENT/ COMPOSITE INPUTS Use menu for composite video. Y/VIDEO Y/VIDEO INPUT 4 INPUT 2 Y (green) (blue) (red) Component Cables Inputs 2/4 can be used as either a component video (Y P ) input or a composite video (Y/Video) input. Go to the Connections menu, choose Video Input Setup and select which video input source you are using.
Connections & Setup CableCARD™ HDMI/DVI INPUT Use menu for DVI audio. CABLE INPUT ANTENNA INPUT DTVLink DTVLink uses a connection and jack better known to some as IEEE- 1394 or FireWire®. It is a compressed digital video input/output offering an IEEE 1394-type connection that meets the CEA specifications.
The Front of Your TV MENU/OK MENU/OK Notes: The front panel illustration shows a typical front panel layout. The exact look may be different from the one on the front of your TV. If you use the Front Button Block feature, the front panel no longer provides access to the menus.
Connections & Setup AUDIO VIDEO How to Connect: TV + VCR + DVD Player 1. Connect your cable and/or off-air antenna. If you have cable and an off-air antenna, connect the cable signal to CABLE INPUT. Connect the off-air antenna to ANTENNA INPUT.
ANTENNA IN ANTENNA OUT How to Connect: TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR 1. Connect your cable and/or off-air antenna. If you have cable and an off-air antenna, connect the cable signal to CABLE INPUT. Connect the off-air antenna to ANTENNA INPUT.
Connections & Setup Digital VCR Other 1394 Component Hub Connection How to Connect: TV + DTVLink Components Two connection methods when connecting DTVLink® components are: component-to-component or hub. The component-to-component method is each component connected in a chain-like fashion, one to the other with the first component in the chain connected to the DTVLink jack on the TV.
How to Connect: TV + Component with DVI or HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an uncompressed digital interface that carries both video and audio data by way of an integrated mini-plug cable. Since HDMI is based on Digital Visual Interface (DVI), the jack on the back of your TV is compatible with DVI components.
Connections & Setup CABLE How to Connect: TV + CableCARD The CableCARD slot allows you to use a digital cable television card to receive digital cable services, including premium and HDTV cable channels, without the need for a set-top box. Please contact your local cable company for availability of services and to obtain a digital cable television card.
Audio Connections With the audio versatility of your HDTV, you can choose various connection options depending on the type and quality of sound that you want. From good to best sound, choose one of the options or refer to the user’s manual of each component that you are connecting to get the best results.
Connections & Setup – Back of Right Front Speaker – – Back of Right Rear Speaker ETHERNET DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT SUBWOOFER REAR FIXED/ VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS REAR MATRIX SURROUND OUTPUTS WIRED CableCARD™ AUDIO/ VIDEO OUTPUT INPUT 1 INPUT 3 HDMI/DVI INPUT Use menu for DVI audio.
Chapter 1 Connections & Setup Router Cable Modem/DSL Computer Internet Note: A computer is necessary if you want to display photos or graphics on your TV that are stored on your computer. Refer to www.rca.com/Access/Scenium/311 for more information on viewing photos.
Connections & Setup Plug in the TV Plug the flat end of the power cable into the power jack on the side of the TV. Go to page 10 for instructions on removing the jack panel door. Then plug the other end of the power cord into an appropriate wall outlet.
Complete the Assisted Setup Your TV’s menu system allows you to adjust your TV’s features to be configured to work properly. On-screen information helps you choose settings to match your setup. The first time you turn on your TV, the Assisted Setup screens appear automatically. Select Begin Setup to start or select Cancel Setup to exit.
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 • The Learning Feature • Volume Punchthrough Feature •...
ANT•CAB Switches between Antenna and Cable Input. In VCR mode, functions as a TV/VCR button. In SAT mode, functions as a TV/SAT button for an RCA satellite receiver. When tuned to an input, press to go back to the most recently used tuner (Antenna or Cable Input).
A warning banner may also appear on the screen when you press a remote button and your batteries are low. To turn off most RCA, GE, and Proscan components that are connected to the TV, press ON•OFF twice within two seconds and hold remote steady until indicator turns off.
The AUX button can be programmed to operate most brands of an additional remote-controllable component: satellite receiver, cable box, DVD, VCR, and an audio component. A second and third RCA TV can be programmed to any component button, except the TV button. Go to page 66 for more information on programming the remote to another TV.
4. Press and release PLAY, then wait 5 seconds or until the component button stops flashing. At this point the remote is searching for the correct code to program. If, after 5 seconds, the component you want to operate does not turn off, press PLAY again to tell the remote to search the next set of codes.
Using the Remote Control The Learning Feature Before using the learning feature, make sure this TV’s remote control is programmed to control other components you have connected to the TV. Programming the remote control erases all learned commands for that component mode. After you program the TV’s remote control to operate the other component, the TV’s remote provides most of the operations you need.
1. Press and hold the component button on the TV’s remote that applies to the function you will be adding (DVD, VCR, SAT/CAB, AUDIO, or AUX). The component button lights. 2. On the TV remote, press and hold the RECORD button. 3.
Using the Remote Control Volume Punchthrough Feature You may find this feature helpful if you’ve connected your components to an audio/video receiver (A/V receiver) or amplifier, but you want to use the TV’s remote control to operate the volume for a component that is connected to the audio/video receiver.
Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features Chapter Overview: • About the Channel Banner • Digital or Analog TV Channels • Parental Controls • How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada • Auto Tuning Feature • PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Operation • Using the Web Browser •...
Using the TV’s Features Program Title/Acquiring Channel Ch 8-1 WLPJ Listening to English in SRS About the Channel Banner The Channel Banner appears when you press the INFO button on the remote. If an icon in the channel banner is grayed out (dim), the feature is not available.
Digital or Analog TV Channels A single off-air antenna can pick up both analog and digital channels. Digital channels can be made up of primary channels and subchannels. Note: Subchannels (sometimes called minor channels) are channels associated with the primary channel (sometimes called the major channel). A primary channel may have just one subchannel or multiple subchannels.
Using the TV’s Features Main Menu The Parental Controls menu lets you set up the Locked and Go Back Unlocked channel lists, ratings, and blocking features: Picture Quality •Lock TV/Unlock TV: Choose to either lock or unlock the TV. Audio •Video Input List: Choose the inputs to be seen or hidden.
Editing Channels in the Channel Lists The Antenna and Cable Channel lists are only editable through the Unlocked List and Locked List in the Parental Controls menu. You can remove or “hide” a channel from the Unlocked List by removing the checkmark in the checkbox. Also, you can remove or “hide”...
Using the TV’s Features USA V-Chip Rating Limit Screen The following is an example of where items are located within the V-Chip TV Rating screen below the USA V-Chip menu. Rating Field Lets you select from a list of age-based ratings you can block or view.
Blocking Age-Based Ratings You can automatically block all program ratings above a specified age-based rating level. For example, if you only want your child to 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 higher ratings. To block programs with higher ratings: 1.
Using the TV’s Features Viewing Specific Content Themes If you block specific content themes, you have the option of going back and changing some of the content themes back to (V) Viewable: Content Themes Sexually explicit dialogue Adult language Sexual situations Violence Fantasy Violence Main Menu...
Canada V-Chip Canadian TV V-Chip supports two different Canadian rating systems: English and French. Age-Based Rating Adults. Programming intended for adults 18 and older. It may contain elements of violence, language, and sexual content which could make it unsuitable for viewers under 18. Violence guidelines: may contain violence integral to the development of the plot, character or theme, intended for adult audiences.
Using the TV’s Features Age-Based Rating Adults. Programming is for adults only. This program contains sustained violence or extremely violent scenes. Viewers 16 and over. Programming is not suitable for those under age 16. This program contains frequent scenes of violence or intensely violent scenes. 13+ (Viewers 13 and over) Programming may not be suitable for children under the age of 13.
Using the TV’s Features Choose this if you don’t have this particular component connected to the TV, or if you don’t Not Connected want the TV to automatically tune to the correct channel when you press one of the component buttons on the remote.
Program Title/Acquiring Channel Main picture Ch 8-1 WLPJ channel Listening to English in SRS number Channel PIP Ch 8 control indicator PIP channel number Using the PIP Feature The PIP feature is only available for analog (NTSC) channels; PIP won’t work when tuned to a digital (ATSC) channel.
Internet. When you start the browser for the first time, it goes to an RCA website. All FAV keyboard buttons are also initially programmed to that site. The FAV SEARCH and FAV HOME buttons on the keyboard default to a search site but you can reprogram them.
Video Hard Disk Drive (AVHDD) and/or a Digital VCR (DVCR) so you can record and play digital content. The recommended AVHDD component is model DVR2080 or DVR2160, available at your local RCA dealer or www.rca.com. The DVR2080 and DVR2160 are DTVLink hard disk drives that includes time-shift features, such as recording and pausing digital TV signals.
Using the TV’s Features For the different subchannels, press CH+ or CH-. In addition, pressing the left arrow button allows instant replay and pressing the right arrow button skips ahead on an AVHDD. • To do a DTVLink timer recording, schedule it through the Record/Wake Timer menu (go to page 69).
Using the TV’s Menu System Chapter Overview: • Menus, On-Screen Help, and Control Panels • Picture Quality Menu • Audio Menu • Recordings Menu • Connections Menu • Preferences Menu Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Chapter 4...
Signal Strength AUDIO (Audio Receiver/Amp) Channel Search Not Connected Input 1 Software Upgrade VCR2 (AUX default) RCA SAT2 Not Connected Not Connected Signal Source Video Input Setup Input 2 Auto Tuning SAT-CABLE (Satellite or Cable Box)
Connections Balance Check Boxes Radio Buttons Turn TV On at: Turn TV Off at: 12:00 1:15 1:15 Go Back Signal Strength Channel Search Software Upgrade Full Search Continue Skip Input 1 VCR2 (AUX default) Not Connected Input 2 Chapter 4 Using the TV’s Menu System Sliders Sliders are used to select a specific point of a control that has continuous levels.
Using the TV’s Menu System Main Menu The Picture Quality menu has screens for optimizing the Go Back picture for each of the TV's inputs: Picture Quality •Picture Settings: Adjust the levels that affect the picture. Audio •Picture Presets: Choose preset levels of Picture Settings. Recordings •Auto Color: Correct the color from channel to channel.
Main Menu Picture Quality Go Back Picture Settings Picture Presets When Auto Color is set to On, it minimizes flesh tone variations. Auto Color Auto Color Color Warmth Noise Reduction Green Stretch A change in this screen is applied to Input 2. Edge Enhancement Contrast Expand Press...
Using the TV’s Menu System Main Menu Picture Quality Go Back Picture Settings Picture Presets High Auto Color Color Warmth Noise Reduction Green Stretch Edge Enhancement A change in this screen is applied to all inputs. Contrast Expand Press to point to an option, then press OK to select Advanced Settings it.
Mirror Adjustment Over time the small mirror inside the TV may shift slightly. You’ll notice the edges of the picture aren’t symmetrical or parallel, or one of the top corners is too far in or out. Try adjusting the edges by using Trapezoid- Left and Right. If this doesn’t help, use the screws behind the front panel piece to adjust the corner edges while watching the test pattern on screen.
Using the TV’s Menu System Main Menu Audio Select a default for NTSC (analog) sources: Go Back Mono Equalizer Presets Stereo Audio Processor Audio Processor Sound Logic Select a default for sound expansion: Audio Mode Balance SRS TruSurround XT Audio Connections A change in this screen is applied to all inputs.
Main Menu Audio Default Audio Mode Currently Playing Go Back Audio Mode (1 of 1) English Equalizer Presets Spanish Spanish Change Audio Audio Processor French The number of Audio Modes available Sound Logic for the current program is 1. German Audio Mode Audio Language If the Default Audio Mode is available, then it...
Using the TV’s Menu System Main Menu Audio Go Back The Audio Connections menu has screens for setting up inputs or outputs that are associated with audio: Equalizer Presets Audio Processor •Fixed/Variable Out: Choose output for an amp or receiver. •Digital Audio Out: Choose either Auto Select or PCM output.
Main Menu Audio Audio Connections Select the TV audio input where the DVI audio is connected. Go Back Input 1 Fixed/Variable Out Input 2 Digital Audio Out Input 3 DVI Audio Input Input 4 Because an HDMI output carries the audio signal on the same cable as the video, no setup is needed.
The component video (Y PB PR) connectors on the TV can Video Input Setup Signal Type be changed to accept composite video instead. When using composite video, connect the yellow RCA cable to the Auto Tuning Y/VIDEO connector on the TV. DTVLink Setup...
TV and turns the TV to the correct Video Input Channel (go to Chapter 3 for detailed information). Notes: The AUX button by default is set up for a second RCA VCR. If you need to reprogram the AUX button, or instead want to program the VCR button, use the 2001 code.
Remote Setup This features allows you to control three different RCA TVs. This is helpful if you have two or three RCA TVs near each other, and they also have this menu option, but you want to control them independent of each other.
Main Menu The Preferences menu has screens for setting up the TV to Go Back match your personal preferences: Picture Quality •Closed Captioning: Choose the look and type of captions. Audio •Screen Format: How to format a picture on the 16:9 screen. Recordings •Time Menu: Set up time-related features.
Using the TV’s Menu System • CC1 and Text 1 are the primary caption and text services. The captioning or text is displayed in the same language as the program’s dialog. • CC3 and Text 3 serve as the preferred data channels. The captioning or text is often a secondary language translation, simplified English, or displayed at a slower rate.
Main Menu Preferences Use this screen or the FORMAT Go Back Normal button on the remote to change how the picture is displayed. Closed Captioning To the left are examples of the effect of different Screen Screen Format Screen Format Cinerama Format modes on a 4:3 signal.
Using the TV’s Menu System Main Menu Preferences Go Back Sky Blue Closed Captioning Emerald Screen Format Raspberry Plum Time Menu Record Output Color Scheme You can select from one of four colors for the menu system and the channel banner. Translucency Menu Language Power Indicator...
Reference Chapter Overview: • Troubleshooting • Lamp Replacement Instructions • Specifications • Accessory Information • Limited Warranty • Care and Cleaning • FCC Information • Index Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Chapter 5...
Representative who will visit you home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation. For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359. For additional assistance while using your RCA Scenium product, please visit www.rcascenium.com/customersupport. TV Problems TV won’t turn on...
Video and audio are out of sync • If you’ve connected a component, such as a DVD player, to your TV’s Video jack, and to an audio receiver using the audio jacks, you may experience a slight delay between the audio heard and the video seen. Connect the DVD player to the TV’s Audio jacks, then use the TV’s FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT jacks to connect to an audio receiver.
References Channel search finds few channels • The cable connected to the CABLE and/or ANTENNA INPUT jack might be loose. • Your off-air antenna might be getting a weak signal. Move it higher or get a bigger antenna. • If you have cables connected to the CABLE and ANTENNA jacks, try swapping the cables. Cable needs to be connected to the CABLE INPUT;...
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. •...
Never allow children or pets to play with the lamp access door at any time. • Use only a genuine RCA lamp replacement unit. • There are no user serviceable parts within the lamp unit itself. Don’t attempt to repair the lamp unit – attempting to do so may cause injury, and will void your warranty.
___ The correct lamp replacement unit. To order the correct lamp, you’ll need to know your TV’s model number, serial number, and lamp type. The TV’s model number is located under the front panel piece towards the bottom left corner. Go to page 10 for information on removing the front panel piece.
References 8. Press the catch tabs near the screw you just loosened (one tab is above the screw and one is below), and remove the entire lamp access door. Place the door to the side (don’t put it on the floor or anywhere someone might step on it or accidentally break the tabs).
15. Replace the lamp access door (the TV won’t turn on unless this door is in place and properly attached). a. Insert the catch tabs (also called latches) into the slots on the left side of the lamp access compartment first. Then put the rest of the door in place by pivoting the door until it is fully closed and the latches are engaged.
TV’s model number ready. DVR2080 or DVR2160 (AVHDD) Audio Visual Hard Disk Drive Connect to your TV’s DTVLink jack to record and store digital (ATSC and QAM) programs.
VHS VCRs to duplicate tapes. It can also be used to connect a VCR to your TV. The cable is color-coded and shielded. It has RCA-type phono plugs on each end. Gold-Tipped cable, VH83 (6-ft) $5.95...
References Limited Warranty What your warranty covers: • Defects in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • One year from date of purchase for labor. • One year from date of purchase for parts. • One year from date of purchase for light engine and lamp assembly. The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm, which- ever comes first.
• REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER. TTE TECHNOLOGY, INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT.
Index Symbols 3:2 pulldown 58 Accessories 82 Action buttons 55 Adding a learned function 32 Advanced Settings 58 Age-based rating Blocking 43 Viewing 43 Age-Based Ratings 42, 45, 47 Analog captions 67 Analog TV channel 39 ANT•CAB button 28 ANTENNA INPUT 14 Antenna type 38 Arrow buttons 28 Aspect ratio 38...
TV, Satellite Receiver, VCR 17 TV, VCR, DVD player 16 Connections menu 63 Audio Tuning 65 Channel Search 64 DTVLink Setup 65 Ethernet Setup 66 Signal Source 64 Signal Strength 63 Software Upgrade 64 Special Features 65 Video Input Setup 64 Content Themes 42 Blocking 43 Viewing 44...
Index OK button 29 ON•OFF button 29 On-screen help 54 On-screen help text 54 OUTPUTS AUDIO/VIDEO 12 FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO 11 Overheating 8 Parental controls 40 Channel lists 40 Editing channels 41 Lock/unlock 40 Password, V-Chip 75 PAUSE button 29 PCM 62 PCM receiver 21 Picture Presets 56 Picture Quality menu 56...
Content Themes 41 display 38 USA 41 USA TV ratings 41 Viewing age-based rating 43 V-Chip rating screen 42 V-Chip unrated program 46 VCR button 29 VCR remote codes 36 Vertical Position 58 VIDEO 12 Video Input Setup 64 Viewing Movie ratings 44 Specific content themes 44 VOL +/- buttons 29...