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Table of Contents Setup and connections ... 3 Step 1: Unpack the TV ... 4 Step 2: Connect your TV ... 4 Step 3: Connect the G-LINK Cable ... 9 Step 4: Plug in the TV ... 10 Step 5: Place Batteries in Remote ... 10 Step 6: Turn on the TV ...
Messages ... 49 Editor ... 50 Setup ... 50 PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Operation ... 51 Setup Menu ... 52 Channel Marker ... 52 Reference...53 Troubleshooting ... 53 Care and Cleaning ... 55 RCA DIRECT VIEW TV (5”-36”) LIMITED WARRANTY ... 56 Index...61...
Setup and Connections Getting started This manual is designed to get you started quickly. The first four sections of the manual show you how to get your TV Setup and Connected, run the Interactive Setup, Program the Remote, and use all of the Features and Menus of your TV.
Setup and Connections Step 1: Unpack the TV Make sure to locate the remote control. Step 2: Connect your TV There are three types of connections outlined in this section: TV Only: If you’re only going to connect the TV to your home antenna or cable system.
Setup and Connections The Basic Connection The basic connection below (TV and VCR) is the most common connection and is therefore used to illustrate a single component connection with your TV. For better sound and picture quality and multiple component connection information refer to the next section, Advanced Connections.
Setup and Connections Advanced Connections Advanced connections give you better sound and video by separating the audio and video signals and enable you to connect multiple components. This section describes the types of inputs available on the back of your TV and suggests ways you can use them for optimum performance.
Setup and Connections Sample Connections The following are sample connection scenarios which you may encounter when connecting components to your TV. Cables You will use the following cable to make your connection: Coaxial Cables: Carries the signal from the antenna or cable directly to the television or through a cable box, as needed by your cable system.
Setup and Connections TV, VCR and Satellite Receiver CABLE, CABLE BOX, OR ANTENNA SATELLITE RECEIVER IN FROM ANT OUT TO TV S-VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO G-LINK Once you have completed this connection go to “Step 3: Connect the G-LINK Cable” on page 9. TV, VCR, Satellite Receiver and DVD CABLE, CABLE BOX, OR ANTENNA SATELLITE RECEIVER...
Setup and Connections Step 3: Connect the G-LINK Cable The G-LINK cable enables the GUIDE Plus+ Gold System (the on-screen guide that lists what shows are on TV) to work with your VCR and/or cable box. Cable Box – If your TV is connected to a cable box and you don’t connect the G-LINK cable, no channels will be listed in the on-screen program guide.
Setup and Connections Step 4: Plug in the TV Plug the end into the wall outlet, matching the wide blade of the plug with the wide slot in the outlet. Be sure to insert the plug completely. Step 5: Place Batteries in Remote •...
Interactive Setup There’s an on-screen setup routine The interactive setup routine takes you through the steps needed to configure the TV: • Select a menu language • Search for available channels • Set up the GUIDE Plus+ Gold System • Set the time •...
Interactive Setup Using Point and Select You only need to know one rule when using the remote to access on- screen menus and control panels: point and select. The point and select method has two steps. Point to a menu item using the MOVE arrows on the remote. To point up or down, press the up or down arrows.
Interactive Setup Point to Begin setup now and press MENU or OK. Select a Language The first part of the setup routine asks you to select your preferred language for the menu system. ñol 3 Français Point to your preferred language for the menu system. Press MENU or OK to select that language.
Interactive Setup + Gold System The GUIDE PI The next step lets you set up the GUIDE Plus Gold System to display your local program listings, and control your cable box and VCR. You can either press MENU or OK to bring up the GUIDE Plus+ Gold initial menu or point to Skip this Step to move to the next step in the Interactive Setup.
Interactive Setup Select Yes if the cable box changed to channel 9, or No if it did not. If you select No, the system will try another code. If the GUIDE Plus+ Gold System cannot recognize either your cable box or VCR after several tries, a screen stating “Cable Box (VCR) test failed...”...
Interactive Setup Setting the Time The next step in the Interactive Setup lets you set the time of day. If your GUIDE Plus+ Gold System has not completed its first download, you need to set the time. Once the system has completed its first download, it sets the time for you automatically and you may not see this screen.
Interactive Setup 1. Press MENU or OK to bring up the VCR1 choice list. Point to the choice that matches the way you have your VCR connected to the TV. If you used audio/video cables, choose the video input you connected the cables to. Press MENU or OK to continue.
Interactive Setup Point to the choice that matches the way you have your second VCR connected to the TV. If you used audio/video cables, choose the video input you connected the cables to. Press MENU or OK to continue. Setting the DVD Channel (auto tuning) The next step lets you set the DVD channel.
Interactive Setup Point to the choice that matches the way you have your DVD player connected to the TV. If you used audio/video cables, choose the video input you connected the cables to. Press MENU or OK to continue. Setting the SAT/CABLE Channel (auto tuning) The next step lets you set the SAT/CABLE channel.
Interactive Setup Labeling the Channels This last step in the Interactive Setup lets you edit your channel list and label your channels. (For more, see List and Labels in the Features and Menus section.) Press MENU or OK to bring up the List and Labels control panel. Use the left and right arrows to point to the three different areas of the control panel (called “fields”).
The universal remote can be programmed to control most brands of remote controllable VCRs, satellite receivers, and cable boxes. If you have an RCA, GE or PROSCAN component, you probably don’t need to program it at all.
(VCR, DVD, Satellite, etc.) and programmed, will turn the device on and off. When pressed twice within two seconds all devices that are on will be turned off (this feature only works with most RCA, GE and PROSCAN products).
Using the Remote CLEAR Removes any menu or display from the screen and returns you to TV viewing. Will also exit the Guide system. (0-9) Number Buttons Enters channel numbers and time settings directly though the remote control. To enter a two-digit channel, press the two digits.
The universal remote can be programmed to control most brands of remote controllable VCRs, satellite receivers and cable boxes. The remote is already programmed to control most RCA, GE and PROSCAN TVs, VCRs, DVD players, laserdisc players and satellite receivers.
Using the Remote Press and hold the button on the remote you want to program. Enter the code from the code list. Release button, and then press ON•OFF to see if the component responds to the remote commands. If it doesn’t, try pressing the component button and then ON•OFF again.
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Features and menus Using the TV This section explores the features and menus of your TV beginning with some information on using menus and control panels. Each menu is then outlined and special features are detailed in order to help you get the most from your TV. This section also includes information on using your GUIDE Plus+ Gold System.
Features and menus Menus and Control Panels Using the buttons on both the remote and front panel enable you to access and make changes to the Menus and Control Panels. Menus use the point and select rule to navigate, but control panels use a variety of methods to adjust features on your TV.
Features and menus Control Panels Control Panels allow you to adjust the default settings on many features of your TV. You can choose a setting, enter a number or adjust a level such as tint or brightness. There are three types of control panels: sliders, choice lists and numeric entry.
Features and menus Choice Lists Choice lists are used to choose a particular setting from a list of settings. Point to a choice on a menu and press MENU or OK to select that choice. Now that you know how to access the menus and adjust the control panels, the following pages provide a brief explanation of all the menu features.
Features and menus Second Audio Program (SAP) Plays the program’s audio in a second language, if one is available. The TV displays the word SAP when you tune to a program that is broadcast with SAP information. SAP audio is broadcast in mono. SAP is also used to broadcast a program’s audio with descriptions of the video for the visually impaired.
Features and menus Picture Quality Menu Basic Picture Controls Displays the five slider controls for adjusting the way the picture looks. Contrast Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of the picture. Color Adjusts the richness of the color. Tint Adjusts the balance between the red and green levels.
Features and menus Screen Menu Closed-Caption Display Displays a choice list that lets you choose the way closed captioning information is shown on the screen. Off No captioning information displayed. On Captioning information shown always, when available. On When Sound is Muted Displays captioning information, when available, whenever the TV’s sound is muted by pressing the MUTE button.
Features and menus Using Closed Captioning Many programs are encoded with closed captioning information, which lets you display the audio portion of a program as text on the TV screen. Closed captioning is not available on all channels at all times. Only specific programs encoded with closed captioning information are applicable.
Features and menus Channel Menu Signal Type Displays a choice list that lets you select the current antenna type. This option does not appear when the GUIDE Plus+ Gold System is set up. UHF/VHF Antenna Choose this if you are currently using an off-air antenna for TV signals.
Features and menus The choices for each screen are: Not Connected Choose this if you do not have a component connected to an antenna or video input on the back of the TV, or if you don’t want the TV to tune to a channel when the particular component button is pressed.
Features and menus Parental Controls and V-Chip The Parental Controls menu allows you to program your TV so that children cannot see certain programs, channels, or use the front panel controls. The first three choices in the Parental Controls menu involve software inside your TV (dubbed V-Chip) which allows you to “block”...
Features and menus V-Chip TV Rating Limit The V-Chip TV Rating Limit lets you decide what TV programs can and cannot be viewed. To set TV programming limits: Choose Parental Controls from the Main menu. If Parental Controls have previously been locked, you must enter your password. If they are not locked, you will get a message reminding you that your limits will not be effective until you lock Parental Controls.
Features and menus 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 other programming with higher ratings.
Features and menus Viewing Age-Based Ratings After you block age-based ratings, you have the option of changing some of the ratings back to View. Determine which blocked rating you want to view. Use the left and right arrows to highlight the Rating Field. Use the up and down arrows to select the rating whose status is Block.
Features and menus Rating status field Rating field Press MENU or OK to return to the menu or exit the screen. 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 View (V): Determine the content themes you want to change to View (V).
Features and menus V-Chip Movie Rating Limit You set movie rating limits by blocking movies rated above a specified level. Blocking Movie Ratings If you only want your child to watch movies that have a PG rating and lower (in other words, movies rated PG and G), then you could automatically block out all other movies with higher ratings.
Features and menus V-Chip Unrated Program Block Selecting this option lets you decide if programs that the V-Chip recognizes as “unrated” can be viewed. Note that “unrated” TV programs may include news, sports, political, religious, local and weather programs, emergency bulletins, public announcements, and programs without ratings.
Features and menus + Gold System GUIDE P You can access the GUIDE Plus+ Gold menu directly by pressing GUIDE on the remote, or by pressing MENU on the remote and then selecting GUIDE Plus+ Menu. If you press MENU on the remote, you can access several other features the GUIDE Plus+ Gold System offers: GUIDE Plus+ Setup Displays the GUIDE Plus+ Gold System setup screen.
Features and menus Getting In & Out of the GUIDE Plus+ Gold System To enter the GUIDE Plus+ Gold System: • Press GUIDE on the remote. There are three ways to exit the GUIDE Plus+ Gold System: • Press OK to exit the GUIDE Plus+ Gold System and tune to the channel highlighted in the Channel listing.
Features and menus Grid Guide The Grid Guide appears each time you enter the GUIDE Plus+ Gold menu system. It displays the current programming for each channel. The live program is displayed in the video window. • Use the up and down arrows to browse channel listings and CH ^/v to page through listings.
Features and menus • Lock/Unlock Press 1 to lock or unlock the video window to either stay at one channel as you browse the GUIDE Plus+ Gold System (lock) or change as you browse through different channels (unlock). The PIP button on the remote also toggles the video window between the locked and unlocked states.
Features and menus The program information window will display a confirmation when you have successfully created a timer to watch or record. If you have selected two programs to watch or record which begin at the same time or overlap, you will receive a timer conflict message. The GUIDE Plus+ Gold System will not schedule a conflicting timer;...
Features and menus Schedule Menu Action Buttons When viewing the Schedule menu the following Action buttons will appear on the bar: • Remove Highlight the Watch or Record timer you wish to remove from the schedule and press 1 on the remote. •...
Features and menus Editor You may customize the channel listing by enabling or disabling the display of certain channels. For instance, you may disable channels that you never watch. You can restore disabled channels at a later point in time. Press GUIDE to bring up the GUIDE Plus+ Gold System.
Features and menus PIP (Picture-in-Picture) Operation The PIP (picture-in-picture) feature lets you display a second, smaller picture on top of the main picture. If the PIP window is displayed, and you change the PIP input (by pressing WHO•INPUT) to COMP2, PIP is not displayed.
Features and menus Setup Menu The setup routine is detailed earlier in the manual in the Interactive Setup section. The first screen of the Interactive Setup appears automatically when you turn on your TV for the first time or after a power outage. You can also access the Interactive Setup from the Main Menu.
Reference Troubleshooting Troubles sometimes are caused by simple “faults” that you can correct without the help of a service technician. If you experience any difficulty with your TV, check a few basic remedies before calling your service technician. TV will not turn on •...
Reference TV turns on unexpectedly • Scheduled On or Watch from the Guide may have been activated. Blank screen • Maybe the component connected to the input jacks is not turned on. • Try another channel. • Press RESET, in case the picture controls are set too low. PIP not available •...
Reference G-LINK Cable not working • Check to make sure the wands are positioned correctly. • GUIDE Plus+ Gold System control of cable box is slower than direct control of the box itself. Keep this in mind when changing channels. Incorrect GUIDE Plus+ Gold System channel map •...
How you get service: For screen sizes of 26” and smaller: Take your RCA television to any Authorized RCA Television Service Center and pick up when repairs are complete. For screen sizes larger than 26”: Request home or pick up, repair, and return service from any Authorized RCA Television Service Center, provided that your television is located within the geographic territory covered by an Authorized RCA Television Service Center.
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Flat 300-ohm twin-lead cable be made with shielded audio and video cables that have RCA-type phono connectors. Standard Audio/Video cable with RCA-type phono plugs (such as No. VH83) Color-Coded Jacks The jacks on the TV’s monitor panel are color-coded for ease of use.
Reference Remote Control This is the remote control that came packed with your TV. Replacements or spares can be ordered as needed. CRK76TA1 2-way Signal Splitter helps you connect to a second TV or VCR. Splitter VH47 Amplified VHF/UHF/FM Antenna allows you to easily switch from the antenna signal to cable or satellite without disconnecting...
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Reference Accessories 58 Advanced Connections 4, 6 Age-Based Ratings 37 Audio Menu 30 Audio Output Volume & Speakers 31 Audio Processor 30 Audio remote codes 26 Audio/Video cables 7 Auto Channel Search 13, 35 Auto Color 32 Auto Tuning 16, 20 DVD Channel 18, 35 SAT/Cable Channel 35 VCR1 Channel 16, 35...
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