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RCA PHD42600 User Manual

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Plasma Monitor
User's Guide
Changing Entertainment. Again.
PHD42600

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  • Page 1

    Plasma Monitor User’s Guide Changing Entertainment. Again. PHD42600...

  • Page 2: Important Information

    Product Registration Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. For U.S. customers: Your RCA Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at www.rca.com/productregistration. Registering this product allows us to contact you if needed.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect ... 3 Protect Against Power Surges ... 3 Protect Components from Overheating ... 3 Important Stand and Base Safety Information ... 3 Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference ... 3 Use Indirect Light ...

  • Page 4

    Table of Contents Chapter 5: Other Information Troubleshooting ... 27 Care and Cleaning ... 28 Specifications ... 29 FCC Declaration of Conformity and Industry Canada Information ... 33 Limited Warranty ... 34 Accessory Information ... 36 How to Order ... 36...

  • Page 5: Chapter 1: Connections & Setup

    Chapter 1: Connections and 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 monitor into an outlet that is controlled by a wall switch. •...

  • Page 6: Installation Of The Monitor

    Representative who will visit your 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 product, please visit www.rca.com/customersupport. CAUTIONS To avoid malfunction, overheating of this unit, and possible fire hazard, make sure that the vents on the main unit are not blocked when installing.

  • Page 7: The Front Of Your Monitor

    The Front of Your Monitor If you can’t locate your remote, you can use the front panel of your monitor to operate many of the monitor’s features. MENU Brings up the Main menu. When the menu system is displayed, pressing MENU selects highlighted items. Decreases the volume.

  • Page 8: Explanation Of Jacks

    Connections and Setup Explanation of Jacks This section describes the jacks and cables you might use to make connections. There are several ways to connect components to your monitor. Different jacks and cables provide a different level of performance. It’s important to remember the different degrees of picture improvement for comparison.

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    Speaker jacks COMPONENT 1 / COMPONENT2 • YPbPr For connection of components that have component output jacks (Y, Pb, Pr) such as a personal computer, HD receiver, or DVD player. The YPbPr jack provides excellent picture quality because the video is separated into three signals.

  • Page 10: Choose Your Connection

    Representative who will visit your 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 product, please visit www.rca.com/ customersupport.

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    (L and R) next to the DVI IN jack on the monitor to the Audio Out jacks on the back of your component. DVI IN HD receiver (RCA Scenium ATSC21, for example) Chapter 1 Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.

  • Page 12: Connection To A Personal Computer

    Audio In jacks (L and R) next to the RGB IN jack on the monitor to the Audio Out jack (usually a stereo headphone jack) on the back of your computer using a stereo mini to RCA plugs cable (not supplied). Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.

  • Page 13: Connection To An External Monitor

    Connection to an external monitor This monitor is able to output video signal to an external monitor or other component from the RGB OUT jack. Connect one end of a 15-pin monitor cable to the external monitor or component and the other end to the RGB OUT jack on the back of the monitor. Then connect the Audio OUT jacks (L and R) on the monitor to the Audio In jacks on the back of your external monitor.

  • Page 14: Plug In The Monitor

    Connections and Setup The back of the monitor Main power button Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Plug in the Monitor Plug the flat end of the cable into the power jack on the back of the monitor.

  • Page 15: Chapter 2: Using The Remote Control

    To turn off the RCA, GE, and Proscan components that are connected to the TV, press ON•OFF twice within two seconds. This feature only works with most RCA, GE, and Proscan products. Chapter 2 Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.

  • Page 16: Button Descriptions For Other Components

    RCA, GE, or Proscan DVD player. DVD Turns on a compatible RCA, GE, or Proscan DVD player and sets the remote to control the DVD player. Also used with the ON•OFF button to turn on other compatible DVD players.

  • Page 17: Using The Input Button

    The universal remote can be programmed to operate most brands of button remote controllable components. The remote is already programmed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan components. Note: The MONITOR button can’t be programmed on this remote. Find Out If You Need to Program the Remote...

  • Page 18: How To Use The Remote After You've Programmed It

    Using the Remote Control 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. Continue pressing PLAY until the component turns off or you have searched through all of the codes.

  • Page 19: Remote Control Codes

    ... 2049, 2050, 2096, ... 2132 Radix ... 2014 Randex ... 2014 RCA ... 2000 (VCR1), 2001 (VCR2), ... 2003, 2013, 2021, 2055, ... 2056, 2082, 2083, 2084, ... 2085, 2086, 2087 , 2088, ... 2089, 2090, 2091, 2107 , ...

  • Page 20: Cable Box

    Panasonic ... 5048, 5052 Philips ... 5011, 5012, 5013, 5015, ... 5019, 5025, 5030, 5031, 5032 Pioneer ... 5033, 5034 Proscan ... 5000, 5001 RCA ... 5007, 5047, 5049, 5052 Realistic ... 5009 Regal ... 5022, 5035 Regency ... 5017 Rembrandt ... 5003 Samsung ...

  • Page 21: Chapter 3: Using The Monitor's Features

    Chapter 3: Using the Monitor’s Features Why You Should Use the Autotuning Feature The autotuning feature tunes the monitor to the correct Video Input Channel for different components you have connected to your monitor (like a VCR, DVD Player, etc.). The Video Input Channel corresponds to the input jacks you used to connect a component to the montior.

  • Page 22: Zoom Modes

    Using the Monitor’s Features VID1 Component is connected to the VID1 VIDEO In or S-VIDEO In jack. VID2 Component is connected to the VID2 VIDEO In or S-VIDEO In jack. CMP1 Component is connected to the COMPONENT 1 jacks (YPbPr). CMP2 Component is connected to the COMPONENT 2 jacks (YPbPr).

  • Page 23: Remote Control Buttons For Zoom Modes

    ON•OFF MONITOR SAT•CABLE MUTE CINEMA AUTO SET GO BACK GUIDE INFO Arrow buttons MENU CLEAR INPUT ANTENNA REVERSE PLAY FORWARD RECORD STOP PAUSE REPEAT AUDIO ANGLE OPEN u n i v e r s a l Chapter 3 Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Using the Monitor’s Features Remote Control Buttons for Zoom Modes The Zoom modes can be accessed a couple of different ways: through...

  • Page 24: Chapter 4: Using The Menu System

    Chapter 4: Using the Menu System Menus, On-screen Help and Control Panels This section explores menus of your monitor beginning with some information on using menus and control panels. Each menu is outlined and detailed to help you get the most from your monitor. Controls Controls let you adjust the default settings of your monitor.

  • Page 25: Picture Menu

    Chapter 4 Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Using the Menu System Choice Fields A choice field cycles through two or more choices. Press the left or right arrow button or OK to select the next entry in the choice field. Picture Menu The Picture menu options apply to the video for the main monitor and video input selections.

  • Page 26: Picture Menu (when Using Dvi Or Rgb Inputs)

    Using the Menu System The PICTURE menu when DVI or RGB video signal is being used. You can also change the Zoom modes using ZOOM, CINEMA, and the arrow buttons. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Picture Menu (when using DVI or RGB inputs) Pict.

  • Page 27: Advanced Settings

    The ADVANCED SETTINGS menu when standard video signal is being used. You can also change the Zoom modes using ZOOM, CINEMA, and the arrow buttons. The ADVANCED SETTINGS menu when a 2H component video signal is being used. Chapter 4 Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.

  • Page 28: Sound Menu

    Using the Menu System Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Sound Menu The Sound menu lets you adjust audio output. To access the Sound menu, press MENU on the remote, and then select Sound from the main menu. Volume Increases or decreases the volume coming from the monitor’s speakers.

  • Page 29: Chapter 5: Other Information

    Representative who will visit your 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 product, please visit www.rca.com/ customersupport.

  • Page 30: Care And Cleaning

    Other Information Sound okay, picture poor • Try adjusting sharpness function to impr instructions. Picture is flickering • Try adjusting the clock phase function to r instructions. The Remote Control Doesn’t Work • Maybe batteries in r emote ar e weak, dead, or installed incorr batteries in the r emote.

  • Page 31: Specifications

    100 ~ 240 Vac , 50 / 60 Hz 3.5A 60 A p-p/20ms Max. 380±10% Watts ( at 110Vac/color bar pattern) 6 Watts Max. (at 110Vac) RCA Jack for audio, video and Y/PB/PR 4 pin Din S-terminal 9 pin D-SUB 15 pin D-SUB 24 pin DVI Video 1Vp-p, S-Video Y=1Vp-p C=0.286Vp-p...

  • Page 32: Other Information

    Other Information Pin Assignments For D-SUB Connector (In / Loop Out) Signal Assignment GREEN BLUE Pin Assignments For 24 Pin DVI Connector(Digital Only) Signal Assignment TMDS Data 2- TMDS Data 2+ TMDS Data 2/4 Shield TMDS Data 4- TMDS Data 4+ DDC Clock DDC Data No Connect...

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    RGB/DVI (continued) Mode No Resolution Refresh Rate (Hz) 1280(HDTV)_720P 60 1920(HDTV)_1080I 60(I) 640(VGA)_350 852(WGA)_480 * DVI is not supported. RGB/DVI For Apple Standard Mode No Resolution Refresh Rate (Hz) 640 x 480 832 x 624 1152 x 870 Maximum Resolution Up to 1280 x 1024 Dimensions Without Stand...

  • Page 34

    Other Information Non-Operating Temperature -5~45_ Relative humidity 20~80% Pressure 700~1114hpa Vibration X/Y/Z, 0.7G/30~50Hz(sweep), 15 minutes Acoustics (IHF A-weighted 1meter) 40dB Max. Sound Residual hum (at volume max) Practical max. Audio output (at 10% THD max.) 1.0vp-p 1K Hz input Sound distortion (at 250 mw 1K Hz) Audio output (input at 1.4V Reliability Requirement The MTBF needs 20000hrs under operation 25±5_(half luminosity, motion picture)

  • Page 35: Fcc Declaration Of Conformity And Industry Canada Information

    Product: Cinema Screen Monitor Equipment Classification: Class B Computer Peripheral Model: PHD42600 We hereby declare that the equipment specified above conforms to the technical standards as specified in the FCC rules.

  • Page 36: Limited Warranty

    Other Information of time can cause them to be permanently imprinted on the picture tube (or projection TV picture tubes, or plasma panel). ALSO, some network/program logos, phone numbers, etc. may cause similar damage. This damage is not covered by your warranty. Limited Warranty What your warranty covers: •...

  • Page 37

    Product Registration: • Please complete the online Product Registration on www.rca.com/productregistration or 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.

  • Page 38: Accessory Information

    S-Video components to your TV. VH976 (6-ft) $7.95 V H913 (12-ft) $14.95 Standard Audio/Video cable with RCA-type phono plugs. VH83 (3-ft) $3.95 Component Video Cables Triple cable used to connect a video source withY, Pb, Pr jacks to the DT6DC (6-ft) $24.95...

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    (check with your dealer for ˇ˝ ˇ˝ ˇ˝ ˇ˝ ˇ˝ ˇ˝ ˇ˝ ˇ˝ ˇ˝ ˇ˝ availability). PLWM42J2 Plasma monitor wall mount hardware allows you to securely mount your monitor to the wall (check www.rca.com or your dealer for availability). Other Information...

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    Visit the RCA web site at www.rca.com 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 Inc. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2003 Thomson Inc.

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