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Changing Entertainment. Again.
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LCD User's Guide
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Changing Entertainment. Again. Changing Entertainment. Again. Find Inside: • Connections • Remote • Features • Menus • FAQs • Troubleshooting LCD User’s Guide page 6 page 18 page 19 page 26 page 34 page 35 rca.com/television...
  • Page 2: Important Information

    Safety Instructions on the next page. Product Registration Please fi ll 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 Important Safety Instructions 1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions. 3. Heed all warnings. 4. Follow all instructions. 5. Do not use this apparatus near water. 6. Clean only with dry cloth. 7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 8.
  • Page 4 Table of Contents Important Safety Instructions ... i Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect ... 5 Protect Against Power Surges ... 5 Protect Devices from Overheating ... 5 Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference ... 5 Use Indirect Light ...
  • Page 5: Connections

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect Protect Against Power Surges • Connect all devices 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. •...
  • Page 6: Get The Picture

    Connections and Setup ANTENNA/CABLE ANTENNA/CABLE ANALOG INPUT DIGITAL INPUT Getting Digital Channels What You Need • Antenna ("rabbit ears") or outdoor antenna with coaxial cable A. Do you have an indoor or outdoor antenna? If not, go to step B. If so, plug the antenna or coaxial cable from the wall outlet into the ANTENNA/CABLE DIGITAL INPUT to receive Coaxial cable free off-air local digital channels.
  • Page 7: 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. Jacks Used Video VIDEO Audio R and L/MONO L/MONO These jacks are located on AUDIO...
  • Page 8: Video (Basic) Connection

    Connections and Setup Video (Basic) Connection This is an example of a connection using the Video jack. Go to the top of page 9 for specifi c instructions. Don't forget: If necessary, connect antenna or cable to get a picture. Go to page 6 for instructions.
  • Page 9 Connecting the Device with Video (Basic) This connection allows you to connect a device that has a Video Out jack, for example, a Yellow DVD player. White Note: If the device you're connecting also has Component Video jacks and you have component video cables, we recommend you use the Component Video (Advanced) Connection instead.
  • Page 10: Hdmi/Dvi Connection

    Connections and Setup HDMI/DVI Connection This is an example of a connection using the HDMI/DVI jack. *Don't forget: If necessary, connect antenna or cable to get a picture. Go to page 6 for instructions. Device with HDMI Video Out VIDEO HDMI Out Audio Out HDMI/DVI...
  • Page 11: Connecting Device

    Connecting the Device High-Defi nition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) technology is an uncompressed digital connection that carries both video and audio data by way of an integrated mini-plug cable. Since HDMI technology is based on Digital Visual Interface (DVI), the jack on the back of your TV is also compatible with devices that have a DVI output jack.
  • Page 12: Vga Connection

    Connections and Setup VGA Connection This is an example of a connection using the VGA jacks. Don't forget: If necessary, connect antenna or cable to get a picture. Go to page 6 for instructions. Connecting the Device This connection allows you to connect to a personal computer. 1.
  • Page 13: Remote

    Plug in the TV Plug the end of the power cord into the back of the TV. Plug the other end into a grounded wall outlet. Insert the plug completely into the outlet. Do not plug into an outlet controlled by a light switch.
  • Page 14: Complete The Initial Setup

    Connections and Setup Complete the Initial Setup The menu system in your TV allows the TV’s features to work properly. The fi rst time you turn on your TV, the language screen appears. English Français Español Channel setup Go back Signal source Both...
  • Page 15: What To Expect

    Channel setup Go back Signal source Analog... Ana. signal type Cable... Dig. signal type Autodetection... Auto Ch. search Running... Auto Ch. update Progress Channels found Ch. search in progress. Press CLEAR to cancel Any channels already found will be stored. If you connected cables to the ANALOG and DIGITAL INPUTS, the TV runs 2 separate channel searches.
  • Page 16: Explanation Of Jacks (In Alphabetical Order)

    Connections and Setup Explanation of Jacks (in alphabetical order) This section describes the jacks on the back panel of your TV. There are several ways to connect devices. ANTENNA/CABLE ANALOG INPUT Lets you connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal from the antenna, cable, or cable box.
  • Page 17: Buttons And Other Jacks On Your Tv

    VGA Connect your computer, or other device with a VGA output, to this jack using a 15 pin D-sub cable. VGA AUDIO (Stereo mini jack) Use to obtain sound when a PC is connected to the VGA jack. Use a 3.5 mm stereo mini pin cable (sometimes referred to as 1/8” stereo mini pin) to connect a PC to your TV.
  • Page 18: The Buttons On The Remote Control

    Connections and Setup ON•OFF SLEEP INPUT ANTENNA PRESETS SOUND MUTE VOL- VOL+ GO BACK MENU FREEZE CLEAR ZOOM- ZOOM+ Remote control part number R130A1 Note: If you need to replace your remote, call 1-800-338-0376. A shipping and handling fee, and the appropriate sales tax, will be charged upon ordering.
  • Page 19: Features

    Chapter 2: Using the TV's Features Channel Banner There are several indicators that might appear when you press the 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).
  • Page 20: 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. TV programs can be blocked by age-based ratings, such as TV-MA, which is explained on page 21. If available, TV programs can also be blocked by content, such as adult language (L).
  • Page 21: Us V-Chip Tv Ratings

    The V-Chip Rating 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. TV ratings Go back Rating Field...
  • Page 22: Blocking Canadian V-Chip Ratings

    Using the TV’s Features Content Themes Sexually explicit dialogue Adult language Sexual situations Violence Fantasy Violence TV ratings Go back Status TV-MA View TV-14 View TV-PG View TV-G View TV-Y7 View TV-Y View English ratings Go back Status Block Block Block View View...
  • Page 23: Blocking Movie Ratings

    Movie ratings Go back Status Block Block NC-17 Block View PG-13 View View View Parental control Go back Lock Par. Control - - - - Select channel Block channel Block all dig. channels Front panel block Lock TIME menu US V-Chip Canada V-Chip Unrated/Exempt View...
  • Page 24: Menus

    Using the TV’s Features Parental control Go back Lock Par. Control - - - - Select channel 51 MTV Block channel Block all dig. channels Front panel block Lock TIME menu US V-Chip Canada V-Chip Unrated/Exempt View... Future Rating Region You might notice an option in your Parental control menu that wasn't there before.
  • Page 25: Calendar

    Calendar Use the calendar feature to display the current month and year, just like a calendar. The current month and year is displayed if you've set it correctly in the Date option in the Time menu. 1. Press the MENU button on the remote. Highlight Time and press OK. 2.
  • Page 26: Chapter 3: Using The Tv's Menu System

    Chapter 3: Using the TV's Menu System Main Menu Exit Channel Guide Sound Picture Setup Parental control Time Sound Go back Tone control Sound type Stereo... Sound mode Normal... Balance SRS TruBass Off... Auto Volume Level Sound effect None... Internal speakers Headphone settings Advanced settings Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
  • Page 27 Tone control Go back Sound preset Personal... Frequency range These Tone control settings only appear if no Sound effect is selected. Tone control Go back Bass Treble These Tone control settings only appear if a Sound effect is selected. Sound Go back Tone control Sound type...
  • Page 28: Picture Menu

    Using the TV's Menu System Advanced settings Go back Audio output Fixed... VGA sound source VGA input... Dig. Ch. Aud. Preset English... Dig. Ch. Aud. Lang. English... Picture Go back Picture preset Sports... Black level Color Contrast Black expand Medium... Color warmth Warm...
  • Page 29 Picture Go back Picture preset Sports... Black level Color Contrast Black expand Medium... Color warmth Warm... Sharpness Noise reduction High... Advanced settings Advanced settings Go back Film mode Advanced... Tint Automatic format Tip: If the picture is switching screen formats abruptly during normal TV viewing, switch the Automatic format feature off.
  • Page 30: Setup Menu

    Using the TV's Menu System Picture Go back Black level Color Contrast Color warmth Warm... Auto adjustment Phase Clock Vertical position Horizontal position VGA Picture menu Setup Go back Channel setup List and Labels Autotuning Closed caption Preferences Message List and Labels Go back Channel number In channel list...
  • Page 31 Then use your FAV button on the remote to scroll through your favorite channels. Autotuning Not available with your remote. Go to Chapter 4 for details about the Autotuning feature if you have a compatible RCA universal remote. Closed caption 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 32 Using the TV's Menu System Digital CC style Go back Digital CC size Standard... Digital CC font Ashley... Digital CC opacity Solid... Digital CC color White... Digital CC Back. opacity Solid... Dig. CC Back. color Black... Digital CC style Go back Digital CC size Standard...
  • Page 33: Parental Control Menu

    Message Go back Display Start time 06:00PM... Recurrence 30min... Stop time Text flashing Erase message Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Line 4 Time Go back Sleep timer 03:00 Zzz Time ref. channel 12 PBS Time 08:25PM Date 07/07/05 Calendar Wake up timer Daily...
  • Page 34: Faqs

    Chapter 4: Other Information Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) What’s the quickest way to view High Defi nition (HD) video? Connect an off-air antenna to the ANTENNA CABLE/DIGITAL INPUT to view free local digital channels. You might need to purchase an antenna. Go to page 6 for more information. Visit www.antennaweb.org to get help deciding what type of antenna to use to receive the local digital channels available to you.
  • Page 35: Troubleshooting

    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 36: Other Information

    Other Information Buttons don’t work • The front panel controls may be locked (disabled). Use the remote control to unlock the front panel controls by selecting the Front Panel Block in the Parental control menu and press OK to uncheck the box. •...
  • Page 37 Keep your TV unplugged for about 5 minutes. Then plug the TV back in, turn on the TV, and see if the problem is fi xed. If the problem remains, then please visit www.rca.com/television for updated FAQs or contact RCA Customer Support at the support number provided in your Warranty under How To Get Service.
  • Page 38: Mounting Your Tv To The Wall

    TV’s net weight without causing damage. To mount your TV to the wall you need to purchase a VESA wall mount. For model L26WD12, purchase a VESA MIS-F, 400, 200, 4 (400, 200 means the mounting measurements are 400mm horizontally and 200mm vertically;...
  • Page 39: V-Chip Rating Explanations

    Other Information V-Chip Rating Explanations US V-Chip Rating System TV-MA (Mature Audience Only) Specifi cally designed to be viewed by adults and may be unsuitable for children 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 40: Canadian French V-Chip Rating System

    Other Information C8+ (Children 8 and Older) Programming generally considered acceptable for children 8 years and over to watch on their own. Violence Guidelines: Violence will not be portrayed as the preferred, acceptable, or only way to resolve confl ict or encourage children to imitate dangerous acts which they may see on television. Any realistic depictions of violence will be infrequent, discreet, of low intensity and will show the consequences of the acts.
  • Page 41: Autotuning

    Autotuning Note: Autotuning is not available with your remote. You must purchase a compatible RCA universal remote to use the autotuning feature. The autotuning feature automatically tunes the TV to the correct video input channel for different devices you have connected to your TV. When you set up autotuning in the menu system you don’t have to remember to change your TV to the VID input, for example, when...
  • Page 42: Limited Warranty

    Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your TV or register on-line at www.rca.com/television. It will make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage.
  • Page 43: Care And Cleaning

    How state law relates to warranty: • Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. •...
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  • Page 48 TTE Technology, Inc. 101 West 103rd St. 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 1670729A...

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