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HDTV, it is the most user-friendly of its kind— with comprehensive on-screen instructions that guide you through all of the TV’s features. This introduction describes three reasons why an RCA Scenium HDTV featuring DLP™ technology is an excellent choice: DLP™—brilliance in color, design, and technology...
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 QAM RCA was the first to offer an integrated tuner with its HDTVs (no need for a set-top box to receive digital programming). Now, we’ve gone one better— your HDTV’s tuner is ready for digital cable (no need for a cable box to view unscrambled, digital cable, programming).
Compatible with the Optional DVR10 Hard Disk Drive — Pause Live Digital TV and record digital programs RCA offers an Audio Video Hard Disk Drive (model DVR10) with IEEE 1394, available at your local RCA dealer or www.rca.com. The DVR10 Audio Video Hard Disk Drive (AVHDD) component lets you pause live TV, record shows, and play them back (digital broadcasts only—ATSC and QAM signals).
Introduction Key Features Overview ... 1 Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect ... 8 Choose Your Connection ... 9 How to Connect: TV + VCR + DVD Player ... 10 How to Connect: TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR ... 11 How to Connect: TV + Receiver with Dolby Digital + Speakers ...
Table of Contents Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System Menus, On-screen Help, and Control Panels ... 62 Picture Quality Menu ... 64 Picture Settings ... 64 Picture Presets ... 64 Auto Color ... 65 Color Warmth ... 65 Noise Reduction ... 65 Advanced Settings ...
Chapter 1 Connections & Setup Chapter Overview: • Things to Consider Before You Connect • Choose Your Connection • How To Connect • Explanation of Input Jacks and Cables • Back of the TV • Why You Should Connect the G-LINK Cable •...
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. •...
Choose Your Connection There are several ways to connect your HDTV, depending on the components you want to connect and the quality of the signal you want to achieve. Please use the following chart to determine which connection is best for you. Proceed to the appropriate page and connect your TV.
ANTENNA IN ANTENNA OUT How to Connect: TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR 1. Connect your cable or off-air signal to ANTENNA A. If you have cable and an off-air antenna, connect the cable signal to ANTENNA A INPUT (antenna A is the only source for the GUIDE Plus+ system).
Connections & Setup 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. Choose one of the options or refer to the user’s manual of each component that you are connecting to get the best results.
Back of Right Rear Speaker – – Back of Right Front Speaker DIGITAL AUDIO INPUT Chapter 1 Connections & Setup RIGHT LEFT FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT CENTER CHANNEL INPUT MAXIMUM AMPLIFIER POWER RATING SPEAKER INTERNAL (60 WATTS into 8 OHMS) SELECT SPEAKER SOURCE INT W/...
Connections & Setup How to Connect: TV + Speakers Without A/V Receiver You can connect two external speakers to the TV: one to the RIGHT terminal, and one to the LEFT terminal. 1. If necessary, remove the vinyl covering from the ends of the speaker wire and twist the wire core. 2.
How to Connect: TV + Router via the HDTV’s ETHERNET Jack The illustration above provides you with a general connection to the TV’s ETHERNET jack so you can maximize your HDTV’s browser to surf the Internet. You don’t need to connect a computer to the router to surf the Internet. A computer is only needed if you want to view photos or graphics on your TV that are stored on your computer.
Connections & Setup Digital VCR Other 1394 Component Hub Connection How to Connect: TV + DTVLink and/or IEEE-1394 Components Two connection methods when connecting IEEE-1394 and 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.
Connections & Setup Explanation of Input Jacks and Cables This section describes the jacks and cables you might use to make connections (cables may be ordered separately by using the order form on page 85). There are several ways to connect components to your TV. Different jacks and cables provide a different level of performance.
Note: Remember to connect the left and right audio cables because the S-Video cable carries only the picture signal, not the sound. Composite Audio/Video Jacks and Cables (RCA-type) These jacks are used for most audio/video connections between components. The audio/video jacks are often color coded (yellow for video, red for right audio, and white for left audio).
Connections & Setup Back of the TV The diagrams below illustrate jacks found on the back of the TV. When connecting cables, be sure to connect corresponding outputs and inputs (video in to video out, right audio in to right audio out, etc.). RECORD OUTPUT VIDEO...
CENTER CHANNEL INPUT INTERNAL SPEAKER SOURCE TV EXT AMP TV’s CENTER CHANNEL INPUTS Caution: Do not connect the A/V receiver’s CENTER CHANNEL output to the TV’s EXTERNAL SPEAKERS terminals. Damage to TV may occur. VIDEO INPUT 1 S-VIDEO MONO AUDIO INPUT 1 VIDEO INPUT 3...
Connections & Setup VIDEO INPUT 5 DVI-HDTV MONO AUDIO INPUT 5 RECORD OUTPUT VIDEO AUDIO Digital Audio Output Jack ETHERNET ANTENNA B ANTENNA A INPUT INPUT G-LINK VIDEO INPUT 5/AUDIO INPUT 5 Provides DVI-HDTV and analog audio connections. • L/MONO AUDIO provides left audio connection and connector is usually white.
Why You Should Connect the G-LINK Cable The G-LINK cable enables the GUIDE Plus+ system (the on-screen interactive program guide) to work with your VCR and/or cable box. Cable Box – If your TV is connected to a cable box, you must connect the G-LINK cable to receive TV program listings for your area and to tune directly to a channel when the program guide is on your TV screen.
Connections & Setup The Front of Your TV Button Lighting Your HDTV with DLP technology has a top-light feature above the buttons on the front of the TV. You can adjust the brightness (including off) of the light through the TV’s menu system. Go to the Main Menu, highlight and select Preferences. Go to the Button Lighting feature and make your adjustments by using the left and right arrow buttons on the remote.
Plug in the TV Plug the flat end of the cable into the power jack on the back of the TV. Then plug the other end of the power cord into an appropriate wall outlet. Be sure to insert the plug completely. Do not plug into an outlet controlled by a light switch.
Connections & Setup To access the setup menus, press MENU and choose Assisted Setup. Main Menu Preferences Go Back English Continue Setup Closed Captioning Highlight with the arrows. Select with the OK button. Note: Menu Language only affects the menus, not the GUIDE. Cancel Setup Español Resalte con las flechas...
Chapter 1 Connections & Setup 2. Use the number buttons and/or the arrows on your remote to enter your zip code or postal code. Press OK when you’re finished. Note: If your postal code contains letters, press the up and down arrow buttons on your remote to enter letters, and press the right arrow button to go to the next space.
Connections & Setup 4. Highlight your brand of cable box, and press OK. If your brand isn’t listed, highlight Not Listed and press OK. Important Note: Cable box may only be connected to ANTENNA A or INPUT 1 if it is to be controlled by GUIDE Plus+ system. 5.
Leave your cable box turned ON to download program information. Leave your VCR turned OFF to record programs. Chapter 1 Connections & Setup 2. Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the brand of your VCR that is connected to the TV and press OK. If your brand isn’t listed, highlight Not Listed and press OK.
Connections & Setup What to Expect The next time you turn on your TV after setting up the GUIDE Plus+ system, the guide will appear on the screen. The following examples explain what you might see: • If all of the program information has been sent to your TV, the GUIDE Plus+ system appears with all of your TV program listings.
Chapter 2 Using the Remote Control 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 •...
PAUSE STOP STOP Tips The VCR, DVD, AUDIO and SAT/CAB buttons also turn on most RCA, GE, and Proscan products. Some remote buttons are used with the Web Browser and have different functions; see page 59 for details. The Buttons on the Remote Control Blue Action Button In the GUIDE Plus+ system, activates features (located in the Action bar on TV screen).
ON•OFF twice within two seconds and hold remote steady until indicator turns off. This feature only works with most RCA, GE, and Proscan products. PIP Makes the PIP window appear and disappear (See Chapter 3 for more information about using PIP.) Locks/unlocks video window in GUIDE Plus+ system.
VCRs, audio components, DVD players, cable boxes, satellite receivers and other components. In addition to being programmed to operate your television, it’s already programmed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan components. The AUX button can be programmed to operate most brands of an additional remote-controllable component: satellite receiver, cable box, DVD, VCR, and audio.
Using Automatic Code Search Note: The AUX button can only search VCR codes, but can be used for a non-VCR device by programming it with direct entry method. If Direct Entry does not work for your component, try Auto Code Search. The following instructions can be used to program the remote to operate each of your components.
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 • About the GUIDE Plus+ System • Parental Controls • How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada • Auto Tuning Feature •...
Using the TV’s Features Program Title/Acquiring Channel Ch 888-888 WWWW Listening to: English in SRS FOCUS About the Channel Banner The Channel Banner appears when you press the TV or 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 Video Action window buttons Promotional Information Channel Listings Tips The GUIDE Plus+ system automatically comes up when you use the TV or ON/OFF button on the remote to turn on the TV. You can turn off this feature by selecting Setup from the GUIDE Plus+ menu options, selecting Options, then setting Auto Display to Off.
If you are highlighting a digital channel, the channel label will include a subchannel, such as CBS [4-08]. Action buttons Listings menu selection Network logos (if available) or labels You can also record a currently tuned program by pressing VCR Plus+ without entering the GUIDE Plus+ system.
Using the TV’s Features Locking the Video Window When highlighting the channel names (the left column on the channel listing), the following Action buttons appear: • Lock/Unlock Press the Blue action button to lock or unlock the video window to either stay at one channel as you browse the GUIDE Plus+ system (lock) or change as you browse through different channels (unlock).
Schedule The Schedule menu allows you to alter the programs for either viewing or recording programs. Schedule Menu Action Buttons • Remove Highlight the Watch or Record timer you wish to remove from the schedule and press the Blue button on the remote. •...
Using the TV’s Features Main Menu Parental Controls Go Back Lock TV Video Input List Locking the TV puts into effect all of the rating limits, the Locked List, and blocking features that you have set up in Antenna A List the Parental Controls menu.
For each major channel 0 through 125 found through channel search in Antenna A and B Lists, there are six subchannels (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 to 999). The subchannels are the same for every major channel and are not based on which subchannels a broadcaster is actually broadcasting.
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.
DVD, or SAT/CAB button on the remote control. This is especially useful for going directly to an input like a 1394 input. Note: AUX by default is set up for a second RCA VCR. Or, you can program VCR or AUX to operate a second RCA VCR with the 2001 code.
Using the TV’s Features Channel 2, 3 or 4 Antenna A Component is connected to the ANTENNA A jack on the back of the TV, and you want the TV to tune to channel 2, 3, or 4 when you press the corresponding button on the remote.
Program Title/Acquiring Channel Main picture Ch 888-888 WWWW channel number Listening to: English in SRS FOCUS PIP Ch 8 Channel 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. Use the channel banner to determine whether a channel is digital or analog.
KBR755TA1) is available at www.rca.com/keyboard or 800-798-5875. 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.
(AVHDD) and/or a Digital VCR (DVCR) so you can record and play digital content. The recommended AVHDD component is model DVR10, available at your local RCA dealer or www.rca.com. The DVR10 is an IEEE-1394 hard disk drive that includes time-shift features, such as recording and pausing TV (digital signals only).
Using the TV’s Features • A dialogue box appears when you press the RECORD button to let you know the 1394 component is recording the channel that you selected. • You can select a default recording preference: record all subchannels on a major channel or record only a specific subchannel.
Using the TV’s Menu System Chapter Overview: • Menus, On-Screen Help, and Control Panels • Picture Quality Menu • Audio Menu • Time Menu • Connections Menu • Preferences Menu Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Chapter 4...
Using the TV’s Menu System Menus, On-screen Help, and Control Panels This section highlights your TV’s on-screen menu system. The menu system has several types of screens. An overview follows. Note: The GUIDE Plus+ Menu, Parental Controls, Web Browser, and 1394 Recording menu items are discussed in the Features chapter while Assisted Setup is discussed in the Connections and Setup Chapter.
Balance Connections Radio Buttons Check Boxes Turn TV On at: Turn TV Off at: – – 12:00 1:15 Go Back Antenna Info Channel Search Software Upgrade Full Search Continue Skip VCR1 Front Input VCR2 Front Input Front Input 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: GUIDE Plus+ Menu •Picture Settings: Adjust the levels that affect the picture. Picture Quality •Picture Presets: Choose preset levels of Picture Settings. Audio •Auto Color: Correct the color from channel to channel.
Main Menu Picture Quality Go Back Auto Color On Picture Settings Auto Color Off Picture Presets When Auto Color is set to On, it minimizes flesh tone variations. Auto Color Auto Color Color Warmth Noise Reduction Advanced Settings A change in this screen is applied to Input 2. Reset Controls Press to point to an option, then press OK to select...
Using the TV’s Menu System Main Menu Picture Quality Advanced Settings Go Back Edge Enhancement Green Stretch High Contrast Expand Film Mode Horizontal Position Vertical Position A change in this screen is applied to all inputs. Press to point to an option, then press OK to select it.
Main Menu Picture Quality Go Back Reset Controls will change all Picture Quality settings back to their initial values (except for Horizontal Picture Settings and Vertical Position settings). Picture Presets The settings for digital source inputs (Input 5, digital-TV, DTVLink) operate and are reset as one. Auto Color The settings for analog-TV from both antennas operate and are reset as one.
Using the TV’s Menu System • Stereo Splits the incoming stereo audio signal into left and right front channels. Most TV programs and recorded materials have stereo audio. The channel banner displays the word Stereo when you tune to a program that is broadcast in stereo. •...
Main Menu Audio Go Back Set the balance for the internal and external speakers using the left and right arrows on the remote control. Equalizer Presets Audio Processor Sound Logic Audio Language Balance Balance Fixed/Variable Out A change in this screen is applied to all inputs. Digital Audio Out Balance allows you to adjust speaker balance output.
Using the TV’s Menu System Main Menu Time Go Back The current time is 3:58 PM. Daily Timer On Sleep Timer Daily Timer Off Record/Wake Timer Record/Wake Timer Turn TV On at: Turn TV Off at: Duration Time of Day –...
Main Menu Connections Use Full Search the first time that your TV is setup to Go Back search for channels on Antenna A and B. Full Search will also Antenna Info automatically detect the proper Air or Cable setting. A Full Channel Search requires several minutes to complete. Channel Search Thereafter, use Quick Search.
TV and turns the TV to the correct Video Input Channel (see the Features chapter on page 55 for detailed information). Note: AUX by default is set up for a second RCA VCR. Or, you can program VCR or AUX to operate a second RCA VCR with the 2001 code. Also, any VCR programmed to the AUX button becomes “VCR2”...
Main Menu The Preferences menu has screens for setting up the TV to Go Back match your personal preferences: GUIDE Plus+ Menu •Closed Captioning: Choose the look and type of captions. Picture Quality •Screen Format: How to display a 4:3 image on a 16:9 screen. Audio •Record Output: Choose the format for making recordings.
Using the TV’s Menu System Main Menu Preferences Closed Captioning Go Back Service 1 You can select a mode or source of closed captions for digital-TV Caption Display Service 2 programs. Analog Captions Service 3 If the "Caption Priority" feature is set Service 4 Digital Captions Digital Captions...
Stretch The image of a 4:3 video signal is stretched horizontally by approximately 33% while the vertical size stays the same. Zoom The image of a 4:3 video signal increases by approximately 33% and the vertical size increases by approximately 33%. Notes: There is no ability provided to change the screen format for a 16:9 video signal since it fills up the entire area of the TV’s screen.
Using the TV’s Menu System Main Menu Preferences Go Back English Closed Captioning Highlight with the arrows. Select with the OK button. Note: Menu Language only affects the menus, not the GUIDE. Screen Format Español Record Output Resalte con las flechas .
Reference Chapter Overview: • Troubleshooting • Specifications • Accessory Information • Limited Warranty • Care and Cleaning • FCC Information • Index Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Chapter 5...
Note for U.S. customers: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service 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.
If you’ve connected a component to your A/V receiver, such as a DVD player or satellite receiver, you may experience a slight delay between the audio heard and the video seen. This occurs because the digital audio is sent directly to the speakers while the video must be processed inside the TV before it is displayed.
References No picture, no sound but TV is on • Maybe the cable/air function is set to the wrong position. Select GUIDE Plus+ Menu from the Main menu, select the GUIDE Plus+ Setup option, and provide the correct information on the following screens. Go to pages 46-47 for detailed instructions.
• Make sure there is a tape in the VCR and that the VCR is connected properly. • Make sure VCR is tuned to the line input. Don’t change channels. • Be sure that you set up the VCR in the GUIDE Plus+ Setup menus. If you don’t complete the Configuring for a VCR steps successfully, the Record option won’t be available.
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) Stereo VCR Dubbing Audio/...
Remote Control This is ON-OFF the remote control that came SAT CAB AUDIO SWAP CH. CTRL SKIP packed with your TV. SOUND FREEZE VCR PLUS+ LIGHT VCR+ FORMAT INFO CLEAR MENU Replacements or spares can be ordered as needed. GUIDE MUTE MUTE BACK...
BY MAIL: Detach and mail the completed order form with credit card information, money order or check in US currency (made payable to Thomson Inc.) to the following address: For more information about accessories, go to www.rca.com. A complete and correct order will save you days of waiting. Apt:...
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.
References Product Registration: • Please 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. Limitation of Warranty: •...
FCC Information This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.