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RCA 31-5030 Owner's Manual

Rca 300w home theater system with intergrated dvd / vcr owner's manual 31-5030.
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300W Home Theater System
with Intergrated DVD / VCR

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  • Page 1

    300W Home Theater System with Intergrated DVD / VCR...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    FCC Declaration of Conformity ... 4 The FCC Wants You to Know ... 4 Important Safety Instructions ... 5 Welcome ... 6 Unpack Your Home Theater System ... 6 Insert Batteries ... 6 Compatible Media ... 6 System Overview ... 7 A Quick Look at the Remote Control ...

  • Page 3

    Playing a VHS/S-VHS Tape ... 19 Options During VHS Playback ... 19 Recording a TV Program ... 19 Options During Recording ... 19 Copying a DVD to VHS Tape ... 19 Setting a Timed Recording ... 20 Basic Disc Functions ... 20 Playing a DVD, CD or VCD ...

  • Page 4: Safety/regulatory Information

    (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Product: 300W Home Theater System Model: 31-5030 Responsible Party: RadioShack 100 Throckmorton Fort Worth, TX 76102 Phone: 817-415-3200 THE FCC WANTS YOU TO KNOW 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.

  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1. All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated. 2. The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. 3. Heed all warnings on the product and in the operating instructions.

  • Page 6: Welcome

    WELCOME Thank you for purchasing the RCA 300W Home Theater System with Intergrated DVD/VCR. This all-in-one digital home theater system comes complete with a progressive scan...

  • Page 7: System Overview

    SYSTEM OVERVIEW A QUICK LOOK AT THE REMOTE CONTROL RECORD — Press to start a VCR recording. PROGRAM — Press to arrange a custom playback order for the currently loaded disc. TV-VCR — Press to select the TV-VCR function in order to watch the TV or VHS tapes.

  • Page 8: A Quick Look At The Front Panel Controls

    A QUICK LOOK AT THE FRONT PANEL CONTROLS — POWER Press to turn the system on or off. — IR SENSOR Aim the remote control here. — EJECT Press to remove the currently loaded VHS tape. — VHS DECK Insert the videotape here. —...

  • Page 9: A Quick Look At The Front Panel Display

    — In the Tuner function, lights KHz for AM — PLAY/RECORD SPEED In the VCR function, shows CA3130 Home Theater System active. sound is active. number, chapter or track number, counter position, and radio mode and MHz for FM mode.

  • Page 10: A Quick Look At The Rear Panel

    A QUICK LOOK AT THE REAR PANEL — AV INPUT 2 Connect to the audio/video outputs of an external device, such as a second VCR, with audio/video cables. — LINE OUT Connect to the audio/video inputs of your television with audio/video cables. —...

  • Page 11: Connections

    CONNECTIONS Follow these steps to connect the home theater system. It is recommended that you turn off power on all components (or unplug AC power) while you are connecting the system. PLACING THE SPEAKERS For best results, arrange the six speakers in your listening area as shown: Front Speakers (L, R) Set the front speakers so they are aligned at ear level and at a horizontal angle of 45 degrees to the primary listening area.

  • Page 12: Connecting Speakers

    CONNECTING SPEAKERS 1. Make sure the power is turned off to prevent possible damage to the system. 2. Connect each pair of speaker wires to the color-coded connectors on the back of each speaker, and to the matching connectors on the back panel of the system (Center = blue, Front = red, Surround = gray, Subwoofer = black).

  • Page 13: Connecting The Antenna Or Cable

    Connect an RF coaxial cable from the output jack of your cable box IN (FROM ANT.) or satellite receiver to the the home theater system. With this arrangement, use your cable box or satellite receiver to select channels. CONNECTING THE TV...

  • Page 14: Connecting The Tv To Component Video (dvd Only)

    S-VIDEO OUT Connect an S-Video cable from the panel of the system to the S-Video input on your television. Set your television to view its S-Video input. Connecting the TV to Component Video (DVD only) Use this connection for superior picture quality when watching DVD movies.

  • Page 15: Setup

    SETUP RUNNING AUTO SETUP Connect the power cord to a standard 120VAC/60Hz electrical outlet, but DO NOT PRESS THE POWER BUTTON AT THIS TIME. Let the Auto Setup run first. The Auto Setup feature automatically searches for channels and sets the clock when a cable from an antenna or cable TV outlet is connected to the IN (FROM ANT.) jack on the back panel and the power plug is connected to an AC outlet.

  • Page 16: Audio Menu

    Audio Menu The Audio Menu allows you to set Center Delay, Rear Delay, Test Tone and Dynamic range. DISC 1. Press on the remote control, or rotate FUNCTION SELECTOR to select the 2. Press SETUP/MENU to view the DVD Setup Menu. 3.

  • Page 17: Vcr Setup Menu

    Sets the audio format from the LINE OUT jacks Audio Output: on the back panel of the home theater system. Select MONO, LR (Stereo), L(eft) or R(ight) channel audio. Set the audio output to MONO, L or R only if you connect the system to a mono TV (with a single white audio input jack) and do not wish to use the surround speakers.

  • Page 18: Setting The Clock Manually

    Follow these steps to set the clock automatically. TV-VCR 1. Press on the remote control, or rotate FUNCTION SELECTOR to select the SETUP/MENU 2. Press to view the VCR Setup Menu. CLOCK 3. Use the arrow keys to select AUTO 4.

  • Page 19: Basic Operations

    BASIC OPERATIONS SELECTING FUNCTIONS The first step in using this Home Theater System is to select one of the four basic functions. VCR (TV) Function TV-VCR Press to watch TV or watch/record a video with the VCR deck. Disc Function...

  • Page 20: Setting A Timed Recording

    2. Insert the disc you wish to copy in the DVD deck and close the disc tray. 3. Insert a standard VHS tape with a record safety tab into the VCR deck. COPY 4. Press on the system front panel. The DVD will begin playback and the VCR will begin recording.

  • Page 21: Additional Disc Playback Options

    STOP, etc.), press to display the DVD disc menu. Additional Disc Playback Options PAUSE • To freeze playback, press . To advance one frame at a PAUSE time (DVD only), press again. • To resume normal playback, press • To skip to the next or previous chapter/track, press F or J. •...

  • Page 22: Advanced Features

    ADVANCED FEATURES DISPLAY In the Disc Function DISPLAY Each time is pressed while a disc is playing, information about the disc appears in this sequence: 1. Title or Chapter number and Title elapsed time. 2. Title remaining time. 3. Chapter elapsed time. 4.

  • Page 23: Repeat

    To flip a picture horizontally, press SEARCHING FOR INDEX MARKS This Home Theater System is equipped with the Digital Program Search System (DPSS). Whenever you start recording, the VCR automatically marks the tape with an index signal. This signal is like a bookmark on your VHS tape that helps you easily find the start of any recording.

  • Page 24: Return To 0:00:00

    3. The system will automatically search for the next or previous index mark and begin playing. RETURN TO 0:00:00 ZERO key automatically fast-forwards or rewinds your tape to counter position 0:00:00. 1. Insert a VHS tape with recorded material in the VCR deck. 2.

  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Problem No power No picture Picture noise DVD picture does not fill screen on standard television. Left/Right sounds unbalanced or reversed. Echo during audio playback No sound Severe hum or noise No surround effect during playback of Dolby Digital soundtrack Cannot tune in radio stations Remote does not function Disc does not play...

  • Page 26: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS DVD PLAYER System ...NTSC Video Output ...Output connector: audio/video jack; Output level: 1 Vp-p (75ohm). S-Video Output ... Y output level: 1 Vp-p (75ohm) Component Video Output...0.3 Vp-p (75ohm); 75% color S/N Ratio ... DVD: 60dB; CD: 60dB Audio Signal Frequency Characteristics For DVD linear PCM playback: ...20Hz to 20kHz (48kHz sampling)/20Hz to 20kHz (96kHzsampling) For CD playback: ...

  • Page 27: Care

    CARE Keep the Home Theater System dry; if it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Use and store the Home Theater System only in normal temperature environments. Handle the Home Theater System carefully; do not drop it. Keep the Home Theater System away from dust and dirt, and wipe it with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.

  • Page 28

    This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. RadioShack Customer Relations, 200 Taylor Street, 6th Floor, Fort Worth, TX 76102 12/99 31-5030 07A03 Printed in China...

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