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Connections
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Remote
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FAQs
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Features
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Warranty
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  • Page 1

    LCD Users Guide Connections page 7 Menus page 33 reality: reproduced. reality: reproduced. Remote page 18 FAQs page 40 Features page 26 Warranty page 46...

  • 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

    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: Chapter 1: Connections And Setup

    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 INPUT Coaxial cable Outdoor or Indoor antenna Get the Picture The fi rst 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: 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 HDMI 1/DVI INPUT DVI AUDIO INPUT...

  • Page 11

    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: 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. The fi rst time you turn on your TV, the language screen appears. English Français Español Channel setup Go back Signal type Cable...

  • Page 15: What To Expect

    List and Labels Go back Channel Number In Channel List Channel Label Favorite Channel Look for the A at the bottom of the screen to see if you're watching an analog channel. 10-1 CBS Look for the D at the bottom of the screen to see if you're watching a digital channel.

  • Page 16: Explanation Of Jacks (in Alphabetical Order)

    Connections and Setup AUDIO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO VIDEO OUTPUT DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT (Coaxial) Explanation of Jacks (in alphabetical order) ANTENNA/CABLE This section describes the jacks on the back panel of your TV. There INPUT are several ways to connect devices. ANTENNA/CABLE INPUT Lets you connect a coaxial cable to HDMI 2 receive the signal from your antenna, cable, or cable box.

  • Page 17: Buttons And Other Jacks On Your Tv

    HDMI2 Input Lets you connect a device, such as a digital cable box, with an HDMI output. VGA INPUT 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.

  • Page 18: Chapter 2: Using The Remote Control

    Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control ON•OFF SAT•AUX DVD GO BACK MUTE INFO MENU ZOOM- CLEAR PRESETS ?!+- WXYZ PQRS INPUT SUB CH _,.:=$ Remote control part number R301F1 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: Using The Remote Control

    In addition to being programmed to operate your television, it’s already programmed to operate some RCA devices. Notes: The TV button can’t be programmed on this remote to control any device; it controls only this TV.

  • Page 20: Programming The Remote

    Using the Remote Control ON•OFF SAT•AUX DVD GO BACK MUTE INFO MENU CH CTRL ZOOM- ZOOM+ CLEAR GUIDE PRESETS ?!+- PQRS WXYZ INPUT SUB CH _,.:=$ You’ll use these darkened buttons for Direct Entry. Using Manual Code Search Note: Before using manual code search, you must use Direct Entry fi rst. This lets the remote know which type of device to begin searching codes.

  • Page 21: How To Use The Remote After You've Programmed It

    4. Press and release the ON•OFF button once. There is a delay of approximately 6 seconds before the remote starts the code search. The device buttons blinks each time the remote control sends a code to test with your device. Keep pointing the remote at the device. 5.

  • Page 22: Deleting All Volume Punchthrough Commands

    Using the Remote Control Therefore, after you’ve successfully set up the Volume Punchthrough feature, whenever the TV remote is in DVD mode (press the DVD button) and you want to adjust the volume, you only have to press the VOL +/- or MUTE buttons. Follow the instructions below to set up Volume Punchthrough.

  • Page 23: Remote Code List

    PIONEER ... 837 866 867 878 893 RADIO SHACK . 706 754 793 806 865 866 867 868 875 RCA ... 717 726 772 781 795 827 845 866 867 870 871 ... 872 875 878 879 449 895 REALISTIC ... 822 SABA ...

  • Page 24

    PHILIPS-MAGNAVOX ... 576 612 639 PIONEER ... 604 PROSAT ... 563 PROSCAN ... 636 637 650 653 651 652 RCA ...[636] 649 [637] 622 658 653 650 651 652 098 REALISTIC ... 567 603 SAMSUNG ... 594 583 613 616 619 Chapter 2 brand.

  • Page 25: Vcr Codes

    . 245 268 342 354 361 363 248 251 254 274 292 300 337 RADIX ... 245 RANDEX ... 245 RCA ...[225] 245 [308] 309 311 312 313 314 315 316 335 ... 354 369 228 278 292 332 REALISTIC ... 225 226 227 245 268 354 361 363 248 251 ...

  • Page 26: Chapter 3: Using The Tv's Features

    Current time. Autotuning Note: This feature only works with other RCA devices. 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 VID1 input, for example, when...

  • Page 27

    Autotuning Go back Set VCR Channel VID1... Set DVD Channel CMP1... Set SAT-AUX Channel HDMI1... Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features 5. Press the right arrow button to select the choice that matches the way you have the device connected to this TV. You can select from the following inputs or channels: Disabled Choose this if you don’t have a device connected to the TV, or if you don’t want the TV to automatically tune to the correct...

  • 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. TV programs can be blocked by age-based ratings, such as TV-MA, which is explained on page 30. If available, TV programs can also be blocked by content, such as adult language (L).

  • Page 29: 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 30: Menus

    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 31: Remote

    Movie ratings Go back Status NR (No Rating) Block Block NC-17 Block View PG-13 View View View Parental control Go back Lock Parental Control - - - - Select Channel 51 MTV Block Channel Front Panel Block US V-Chip Canada V-Chip Unrated/Exempt Ratings View...

  • Page 32: Future Rating Region

    Picture Processing With a focus on exceptional picture performance, all RCA models feature Enhanced Natural Vision (EN-V). EN-V picture processing is designed to provide enhanced color and contrast so you can enjoy a bright, crisp picture.

  • Page 33: Chapter 4: Using The Tv's Menu System

    Chapter 4: Using the TV's Menu System Main Menu Exit Channel List Sound Picture Setup Parental Control Time Sound Go back Equalizer Sound Type Stereo... Sound Mode Normal... Dynamic Bass Medium... Balance Auto Volume Level Internal Speakers Headphone Settings Advanced Settings Chapter 4 Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.

  • Page 34

    Using the TV's Menu System Equalizer Go back Sound Preset Personal... Frequency Range Sound Go back Equalizer Sound Type Stereo... Sound Mode Normal... Dynamic Bass Medium Balance Auto Volume Level Internal Speakers Headphone Settings Advanced Settings Advanced settings Go back Audio Output Fixed...

  • Page 35: Picture Menu

    Advanced settings Go back Audio Output Fixed... Default Audio Language English... Current Audio Track English... Picture Go back Picture Preset Sports... Brightness Color Sharpness Tint Contrast Color Warmth Warm... Advanced Settings Chapter 4 Using the TV's Menu System Audio Output Lets you choose a setting for the FIXED/ VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT jacks.

  • Page 36: Setup Menu

    Using the TV's Menu System Advanced settings Go back Film Mode Advanced... Noise Reduction Off... Setup Go back Channel setup List and Labels Autotuning Closed caption Preferences Message List and Labels Go back Channel Number In Channel List Channel Label Favorite Channel Advanced Picture Settings (not available on VGA) Film Mode (3:2 Pulldown) Automatically detects video sources...

  • Page 37

    Setup Go back Channel setup List and Labels Autotuning Closed caption Preferences Message Closed caption Go back CC Setting On always... Analog CC Type CC1... Digital CC Type Service 1... Digital CC Preset Default... Digital CC Style Digital CC style Go back Digital CC Size Standard...

  • Page 38

    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... Digital CC Back. Color Black... Preferences Go back Ch. Number Display Language English...

  • Page 39: Parental Control Menu

    Message Go back Display Start Time 6:00PM... Recurrence 30min... Stop Time Erase Message Message Time Go back Sleep Timer 03:00 Zzz Auto Time Channel 12 PBS Enter Time 8:25PM Wake up Timer Daily... Wake up Time 8:00AM Wake up Channel Turn off Timer Once...

  • Page 40: Chapter 5: Other Information

    Chapter 5: 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 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 41: 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 42: Problems With Hdmi Connection

    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 43: Warranty

    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 44: 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 45: 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 46: 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 47: Care And Cleaning

    • 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. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY ARE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA.

  • Page 48

    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 China TOCOM 16786670...

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