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RCA L26WD21 User Manual

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Connections ............page 5 Remote ............page 17 Features ...............page 18
Menus ....................page 23 FAQs ...............page 27 Warranty ...............page 33

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  • Page 1 reality: reproduced. LCD User's Guide Connections ...page 5 Remote ...page 17 Features ...page 18 Menus ...page 23 FAQs ...page 27 Warranty ...page 33...
  • Page 2: Important Information

    Safety Instructions on the next page. 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 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

    Table of Contents Important Safety Instructions...i Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect ...5 Protect Against Power Surges ... 5 Instructions at the beginning of the User's Guide 5 Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference ... 5 Use Indirect Light ...
  • Page 5: Chapter 1: Connections & 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 INPUT Coaxial cable Outdoor or Indoor antenna Get the Picture The first part of connecting your TV is to get the picture, also known as the signal. The back panel of your TV allows you to receive analog and/or digital channels by using the ANTENNA/CABLE INPUT.
  • Page 7: Choose Your Connection

    Choose Your Connection For additional assistance while using your RCA product, please visit www.rca.com/customersupport. 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.
  • Page 8: Composite Video (Basic) Connection

    Connections and Setup Composite Video (Basic) Connection This is an example of a connection using the composite video jack. Go to the top of page 9 for specific 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 Composite Video (Basic) This connection allows you to connect a device that has a Video Out jack, for example, a VCR. Yellow White Using the example of a VCR: Composite cables are color coded- Yellow= video; Red= right audio;...
  • Page 10: Hdmi/Dvi Connection

    Connections and Setup HDMI/DVI Connection *Don't forget: If necessary, connect antenna or cable to get a picture. Go to page 6 for instructions. Device with HDMI Audio Out Video Out HDMI AUDIO INPUT HDMI Out Device with DVI DVI Out Audio Out Chapter 1...
  • Page 11: Viewing The Picture From The Connected Device

    Connecting the Device High-Definition 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: Pc Connection

    Connections and Setup PC Connection 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. If necessary, connect your cable and/or off-air antenna as described on page 6.
  • Page 13: Plug In The Tv

    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. Setup Go Back Closed Caption Menu Language English Clock --:-- Update Time Current Channel Time --:-- Sleep Timer <L/R>: Select Auto Channel Search Go Back Signal Type...
  • Page 15: What To Expect

    Channel Go Back Channel List Auto Channel Search List and Labels <OK>: Enter Sub-menu List and Labels Go Back Channel Number 17.1arch In Channel List Channel Label Favorite Channel <OK>: Start CH Select <R/L>: Select CH Num <INPUT>: Select Signal Source <OK>: End Select Look for the A at the top of the screen to see if you’re watching analog channel.
  • Page 16: Explanation Of Jacks (In Alphabetical Order)

    Connections and Setup Explanation of Jacks (in alphabetical order) DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT (Coaxial) ANTENNA/CABLE AUDIO This section describes the jacks on the back panel of your TV. There are several ways to connect devices. ANTENNA/CABLE INPUT Lets you connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal from your antenna, cable, or cable box. AUDIO/VIDEO INPUT (VID) Lets you connect a device that has composite video jacks, such as a VCR or DVD player.
  • Page 17: Chapter 2: Using The Remote Control

    Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control POWER MUTE SUB CH GO BACK MENU CLEAR INFO SOUND ZOOM- ZOOM+ PICTURE SLEEP GUIDE PRESETS 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 18: Chapter 3: Using The Tv's Features

    Chapter 3: Using the TV's Feature 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 19: Lock/Unlock Parental Controls

    Password Go Back Password _ _ _ _ Enter password Parental Control Go back Lock Parental Control Select Channel 51MTV Block Channel Block Buttons V-Chip Change Password <OK>: Select Rating Status Field Lets you select whether the status of the age-based rating limit to the left is View or Block.
  • Page 20: Blocking Canadian V-Chip Ratings

    Using the TV's Features TV Ratings Go Back TV-Y TV-Y7 TV-G TV-PG TV-14 TV-MA Press OK to veiw/block Hierarchy of Age-Based Ratings TV-Y All Children TV-Y7 Directed to Children 7 years and older General Audience TV-G Parental Guidance Suggested TV-PG TV-14 Parents Strongly Cautioned Mature Audience Only...
  • Page 21: V-Chip Movie Rating Limit

    Movie Ratings Go Back PG-13 NC-17 Press OK to vi ew/blcok V-Chip Go Back US V-Chip Canada V-Chip Region Name Reset Downloadable Data Unrated/Exempt VIEW <OK>: Select Parental Control Go Back Lock Parental Control Select Channel 51MTV Block Channel Block Buttons V-Chip Change Password <OK>: Select...
  • Page 22: Future Rating Region

    Using the TV's Features Future Rating Region You might notice an option in your Parental control menu that wasn't there before. This is because broadcasters have the capability to add a new rating system for TV programs. These ratings let you define additional parameters for parental controls. This option and its name are dependent on the content acquired from the broadcaster.
  • Page 23: Chapter 4: Using The Tv's Menu System

    Chapter 4: Using the TV's Menu System Main Menu Exit Picture Sound Channel Parental Control Setup Picture Go Back Picture Setting Preset Vibrant Screen Format Normal Film Mode PC Setting Video Nosie Reduction Normal <OK>: Enter Sub-menu Picture Setting Go Back Brightness Contrast Sharpness...
  • Page 24: Sound Menu

    Using the TV's Menu System PC Setting Go Back Horizontal Vertical Phase Auto Ajust <L/R>: Adjust Sound Go back Treble Bass Balance Analog TV Sound Mono Default Auido language English Current Audio language English1 <L/R>: Adjust Film Mode (3:2 Pulldown) Automatically detects video sources that were originally recorded on film (like most movies) and subsequently converted to a different format (for TV broadcast, for example).
  • Page 25: Channel Menu

    Main Menu Exit Picture Sound Channel Parental Control Setup Channel Go Back Channel List Auto Channel Search List and Labels <OK>: Enter Sub-menu List and Labels Go Back Channel Number 17.1arch In Channel List Channel Label Favorite Channel <OK>: Start CH Select <R/L>: Select CH Num <INPUT>: Select Signal Source <OK>: End Select Closed Caption Go Back...
  • Page 26 Using the TV's Menu System Closed Caption Go Back CC Setting Analog CC Type Digital CC Type Digital CC Preset Default Digital CC Color Black Digital CC Back. Color White Digital CC Style <L/R>: Select Digital CC style Go back Digital CC opacity Transparent Digital CC back.
  • Page 27: Chapter 5: Other Information

    Chapter 5: Other Information Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) What’s the quickest way to view High Definition (HD) video? Connect an off-air antenna to the ANTENNA/CABLE 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 28: 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 • 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 29: Problems With Hdmi Connection

    Buttons don’t work • Unplug the TV for ten minutes and then plug it back in. Turn the TV on and try again. • The side panel controls may be locked (disabled). Use the remote control to unlock the side panel controls by selecting the Block Buttons feature in the Parental control menu and press OK to uncheck the box.
  • Page 30: Mounting Your Tv To The Wall

    Keep your TV unplugged for about 5 minutes. Then plug the TV back in, turn on the TV, and see if the problem is fixed. 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 31: V-Chip Rating Explanations

    Other Information V-Chip Rating Explanations US V-Chip Rating System TV-MA (Mature Audience Only) Specifically 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 32: Canadian French V-Chip Rating System

    Other Information C (Children) Programming intended for children under age 8. Violence Guidelines: Careful attention is paid to themes which could threaten children’s sense of security and well being. There will be no realistic scenes of violence. Depictions of aggressive behaviour will be infrequent and limited to portrayals that are clearly imaginary, comedic or unrealistic in nature.
  • Page 33: Limited Warranty

    90 days from date of purchase for labor charges for screen sizes 32” and smaller. One year from date of purchase for labor charges for screen sizes larger than 32”. At our option, we will either pay an Authorized RCA Service Center the labor to repair your television or replace your television with a new or refurbished unit.
  • Page 34: Care And Cleaning

    Other Information REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY • OF THE CONSUMER. TTE TECHNOLOGY, INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, 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.
  • Page 35: Fcc Information

    TTE Technology, Inc. 101 West 103rd Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 @2007 TTE Technology Inc. RCA and associated marks are trademarks of THOMSON S.A. used under license to TTE Corporation. Printed in USA ®...