RCA TC1500 User Manual

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It is important to read this instruction book prior to using your new product for the first time.
Es importante leer este manual antes de usar por vez primera su euipo.
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TC1500
TC1501
TC1502
TC1500FM
TC1501FM
TC1502FM
TH1500
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  • Page 1 It is important to read this instruction book prior to using your new product for the first time. Es importante leer este manual antes de usar por vez primera su euipo. u s e r m a n u a l TC1500 TC1501 TC1502 TC1500FM...
  • Page 2: Fcc Information

    FCC Information FCC Information This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 3: Safety Information

    Guide. Technical Specification Product: Digital Audio Player Brand: RCA Model: TC1500, TC1501, TC1502, TC1500FM, TC1501FM, TC1502FM, TH1500, TH1501, TH1502 Electrical Consumption Lithium polymer battery (internal) IMPORTER Comercializadora Thomson de México, S.A. de C.V.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE READ AND SAVE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE Some of the following information may not apply to your particular product; however, as with any electronic product, precautions should be observed during handling and use. • Read these instructions. •...
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • ADDITIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION • Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus. • Always leave sufficient space around the product for ventilation. Do not place product in or on a bed, rug, in a bookcase or cabinet that may prevent air flow through vent openings.
  • Page 6: End User License Agreement

    End User License Agreement IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: This End User License Agreement ("Agreement") is a legal agreement between you and Thomson Inc. ("Thomson") for the RCA Audio Device application/driver software program and associated documentation, if any ("Program"). ACKNOWLEDGMENT BY INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE OR CLICKING ON...
  • Page 7 End User License Agreement WARRANTY DISCLAIMER THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU.
  • Page 8 Microsoft that enables you to play Windows Media Audio (WMA) files ("WMA Software").The WMA Software is licensed to you for use with the RCA/THOMSON Portable Audio Device digital music player under the following conditions. By installing and using this version of the Player, you are agreeing to these conditions.
  • Page 9 End User License Agreement THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE ANY THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE THAT MAY BE PROVIDED WITH THE PROGRAM IS INCLUDED FOR USE AT YOUR OPTION. IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE SUCH THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE, THEN SUCH USE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY SUCH THIRD PARTY'S LICENSE AGREEMENT, AN ELECTRONIC COPY OF WHICH WILL BE INSTALLED IN THE APPROPRIATE FOLDER ON YOUR COMPUTER...
  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Unpacking your unit ... . .2 What’s so special about this mp3 player? ....2 Computer system requirements . . .2 Precautions for the unit .
  • Page 11: Before You Begin

    Before You Begin "Dear RCA Customer, Thank you for purchasing the RCA Digital Audio Player. This product will play open mp3 and Windows Media™ audio (WMA) content as well as content purchased from most online music download services. After purchasing and downloading music to your PC, you are now ready to move content to your player.
  • Page 12: Precautions For The Unit

    Before You Begin Warning: Use of this product is for your personal use only. Unauthorized recording or duplication of copyrighted material may infringe upon the rights of third parties and may be contrary to copyright laws. Precautions for the Unit •...
  • Page 13: Important Battery Information

    Before You Begin Important Battery Information • Charge the unit for at least 2 hours before first use. • Charge the unit for at least 2 hours after putting away the unit for a long time. • The battery used in this device may present a risk of fire or chemical burn if mistreated.
  • Page 14: Connecting To Computer

    Connecting to Computer Charging the Battery The player’s battery can only be charged through the USB port of a computer. 1. Slide the USB connector upward as shown below. 2. Insert the USB connector of the player into the USB port on the computer tightly (use an optional USB extension cable if necessary).
  • Page 15: General Controls

    General Controls 1. MIC - Microphone. 2. USB connector. 3. + - Increases volume; moves upward in menu navigation. 4. – - Decreases volume; moves downward in menu navigation. - Skip and search backward a file; goes back a menu level in menu navigation;...
  • Page 16: Quick Start

    • Music • Audiobooks • Radio Recs • Voice / Line-in Recs (Voice Recs for TC1500, TC1501, TC1502) • My Selections Note: Radio Recs files are recorded files from the radio (see “Radio Recording”); Voice / Line-in Recs are recorded files from the microphone and line-in audio cable respectively (see “Voice Recording”...
  • Page 17: Playing/Pausing

    Quick Start Playing / Pausing • Press to begin playback. • Press once to pause playback, press again to resume playback. During playback, file duration, elapsed playback time, file information show on the display. Skipping Files •. To skip to the next file, press and release •...
  • Page 18: Mp3 And Wma Playback

    mp3 and WMA Playback Basic Playback Refer to “Quick Start”. Random Playback While the display shows the navigation screen for file selection, press M to access the player’s menu. (If the display shows the playback screen, press M twice to access the player’s menu.) Press –...
  • Page 19: Radio

    Radio TC1500FM, TC1501FM, TC1502FM TH1500, TH1501, TH1502 only Basic Operations Refer to "Quick Start" for basic operations. Manual and Preset Modes Press repeatedly to select between the two modes while listening to the radio. Manual mode – tuning to stations manually, Preset mode –...
  • Page 20: Radio Recording

    Radio Recording TC1500FM, TC1501FM, TC1502FM, TH1500, TH1501, TH1502 only Recording Radio Radio programs can be recorded as wav files. 1. Tune to the station to be recorded. 2. Press to start recording. Press pause recording and again to resume. 3. Press to stop recording.
  • Page 21: Voice Recording

    1. While playback is stopped, press M to access the player’s menu. 2. Press while “Go to” is highlighted. 3. Press – to select "Voice / Line-in Recs" (“Voice Recs” for TC1500, TC1501 and TC1502). 4. Press , “Ready” shows on the display.
  • Page 22: Line-In Recording

    Line-in Recording TC1500FM, TC1501FM, TC1502FM TH1500, TH1501, TH1502 only Line-in Recording Recording as wav files can be made through a line-in cable connected to the headphone jack. 1. While playback is stopped, press M to access the player’s menu. 2. Press while “Go to”...
  • Page 23: Setting The Player

    Setting the Player DSP feature consists a number of sound effects. While the display shows the navigation screen for file selection, press M to access the player’s menu and then press – to select “DSP”. (If the display shows the playback screen, press M twice to access the player’s menu.) Press to select an effect mode (Flat, Bass, Pop,...
  • Page 24: More Information

    More Information Troubleshooting Tips The player does not turn on when the PLAY button is pressed? • Battery may be empty. • Press the reset button to reset the player. Skipping tracks or bad sound quality? • Repeat, random or program function may be activated.
  • Page 25: Check For Updates

    For more information on the Microsoft PlaysForSure program, visit www.PlaysForSure.com. Check for Updates Visit http://www.rca.com/ digitalaudiodownloads for the latest news and firmware upgrades for our Digital Audio Player. You must update your system after new downloads have been made in order for the new applications to be executed.
  • Page 26: Us Limited Warranty

    US Limited Warranty What your warranty covers: • Defects in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • One year from date of purchase. The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm, whichever comes first.
  • Page 27: Canadian Limited Warranty

    Canadian Limited Warranty Thomson multimedia Ltd. warrants to the purchaser or gift recipient that if any manufacturing defect becomes apparent in this product within 1 year from the original date of purchase, it will be replaced free of charge, including return transportation. This warranty does not include damage to the product resulting from accidents, misuse or leaking batteries.
  • Page 28 Col. Roma. Delegación Cuauhtémoc C.P. 06700. México, D.F. Telefono: 52-55-11-020360 RFC: CTM-980723-KS5 Thomson Inc. P.O. Box 1976 Indianapolis, IN 46206-1976 © 2006 Thomson Inc. Trademark(s) ® Registered Marca(s) ® Registrada(s) Marque(s) ® Deposée(s) www.rca.com Printed In China / Impreso en China Tocom (v4.0)
  • Page 29: File Transfer

    It is important to read this instruction book prior to using your new product for the first time. Es importante leer este manual antes de usar por vez primera su euipo. u s e r m a n u a l Software Installation File Transfer...
  • Page 30 End User License Agreement IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: This End User License Agreement ("Agreement") is a legal agreement between you and Thomson Inc. ("Thomson") for the RCA Audio Device application/driver software program and associated documentation, if any ("Program"). ACKNOWLEDGMENT BY INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE OR...
  • Page 31 In this case, the Program may not operate properly. Updated versions of the Program can be downloaded from www.rca.com. d) Thomson is not obligated to provide support services for the Program. e) The Program is provided with "RESTRICTED RIGHTS".
  • Page 32 End User License Agreement WARRANTY DISCLAIMER THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON- INFRINGEMENT. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU.
  • Page 33: Limitation Of Liability

    Windows Media Audio (WMA) files ("WMA Software").The WMA Software is licensed to you for use with the RCA/THOMSON Portable Audio Device digital music player under the following conditions. By installing and using this version of the Player, you are agreeing to these conditions.
  • Page 34 End User License Agreement The WMA Software is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. This protection also extends to documentation for the WMA Software, whether in written or electronic form. GRANT OF LICENSE. The WMA Software is only licensed to you as follows: You may use this version of the Player containing the WMA Software only with the Portable Audio Device player.
  • Page 35: Governing Law

    End User License Agreement THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE ANY THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE THAT MAY BE PROVIDED WITH THE PROGRAM IS INCLUDED FOR USE AT YOUR OPTION. IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE SUCH THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE, THEN SUCH USE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY SUCH THIRD PARTY'S LICENSE AGREEMENT, AN ELECTRONIC COPY OF WHICH WILL BE INSTALLED IN THE APPROPRIATE FOLDER ON YOUR...
  • Page 36 Table of Contents End User License Agreement Table of Contents Before You Begin ...1 Computer System Requirements . . .1 What’s so special about this mp3 player? ......2 Getting Started .
  • Page 37: Before You Begin

    Before You Begin Dear RCA Customer, Thank you for purchasing the RCA Digital Audio Player. Our products will play open mp3 and Windows Media™ audio (WMA) content and for certain models, content purchased from most online music download services. After purchasing and downloading music to your PC, you are now ready to move content to your player.
  • Page 38: What's So Special About This Mp3

    Before You Begin What’s so special about this mp3 player? This player is meant to play mp3 and Windows Media audio files transferred in the built-in flash memory. To do so, you need the use of a Windows computer with USB port and a...
  • Page 39: Getting Started

    Getting Started Inserting the Included CD- ROM into CD-ROM Drive 1. Turn on your computer and place the Music Management CD that comes with your digital audio player into your computer. Note: Don’t connect the USB device to the PC or digital audio player before or during the CD-ROM installation.
  • Page 40: Connecting To The Computer

    Connecting to the Computer Connecting the Player to the Computer Connect the Digital Audio Player to your computer. If a USB connection cable is provided, connect it to the player first before the computer. The larger end of the cable should be connected to the computer while the smaller end to the player.
  • Page 41: Transferring Music

    Transferring Music Transferring Files to a Digital Audio Player Depending on the availability of software on your Music Management CD specific to your digital audio player, you can transfer files to your Digital Audio Player via 1) Yahoo! Music Engine (Windows XP only), 2) Windows Media Player or 3) Windows Explorer (requires no software installation).
  • Page 42: Player

    Transferring Music Transferring Files via Yahoo! Music Engine (Windows XP only) Yahoo! Music Engine lets you manage your music easily and organize like a pro. Create your own playlists: music for work, the gym, or even dinner. You can also buy music and transfer to your digital audio player in seconds.
  • Page 43 Transferring Music Yahoo! Music Unlimited: Supercharge the Engine Yahoo! Music Unlimited is a subscription service with access to over 1 million songs, plus much more. For a low monthly price, you can: • add any of those million songs to your personal music library to listen, •...
  • Page 44: Windows Media Player

    Transferring Music Transferring Files via Windows Media Player If you want to take your music collection with you, you can easily synchronize items in your library to your digital audio player. The Sync feature in the latest version of Windows Media Player and allows you to synchronize files in categories and playlists in your library to your digital audio player.
  • Page 45: Transferring Files Via Windows Explorer

    Transferring Music Transferring Files via Windows Explorer (Drag and Drop) From Windows Explorer, highlight all the files/folders you want to transfer to your Digital Audio Player and drag them to the drive letter that is associated with it. Profiling (Model Dependent) Some models need to be profiled after file transfer.
  • Page 46: Disconnecting The Player

    Disconnecting the Player Disconnecting Your Player from the Computer For Windows XP, from the System Tray, double click the left mouse button on the icon and select Safely Remove Hardware. Select the drive corresponding to your player and click STOP. The Stop a Hardware device screen appears.
  • Page 47: Troubleshooting Tips

    PlaysForSure logo on a large selection of devices and online music stores. If you see the logo, you’ll know your digital media will play for sure. For more information on the Microsoft PlaysForSure program, visit www.PlaysForSure.com. For more information on RCA PlaysForSure devices, visit www.rca.com.
  • Page 48 Col. Roma. Delegación Cuauhtémoc C.P. 06700. México, D.F. Telefono: 52-55-11-020360 RFC: CTM-980723-KS5 Thomson Inc. P.O. Box 1976 Indianapolis, IN 46206-1976 © 2006 Thomson Inc. Trademark(s) ® Registered Marca(s) ® Registrada(s) Marque(s) ® Deposée(s) www.rca.com Printed In China / Impreso en China TOCOM (v1.0)