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  • Page 1 HDTV Monitor with DLP technology HDTV Monitor User’s Guide DLP LOGO 1-1/8 inche at minimum...
  • 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 Scenium Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at www.rcascenium.com/productregistration. Returning the card allows us to contact you if needed.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    DLP and HDTV. Even though this is a technologically advanced HDTV Monitor, it is the most user-friendly of its kind— with comprehensive on-screen instructions that guide you through all of the monitor’s features. This introduction has three parts that describe why an RCA Scenium HDTV Monitor featuring DLP technology is an excellent choice: Part 1: DLP—brilliance in color, design, and technology...
  • Page 5: Part 2: Why Rca Scenium Dlp Is Better

    Part 2: Why RCA Scenium DLP is better DLP is just part of the story. With your new HDTV Monitor, you can 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.
  • Page 6: Part 3: Other Key Features Of Owning An Rca Scenium Hdtv Monitor

    Part 3: Other Key Features of owning an RCA Scenium HDTV Monitor There are other HDTV Monitors on the market—even some that use DLP technology. But your RCA Scenium HDTV Monitor has been designed with features that will enhance your TV viewing experience, and features that provide flexibility to build on the digital revolution that is taking place.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Part 1: DLP— brilliance, in color, design, and technology ... 2 Part 2: Why RCA Scenium DLP is better ... 3 Part 3: Other Key Features of owning an RCA Scenium HDTV Monitor ... 4 Chapter 1: Connections & Setup ... 7 Things to Consider Before You Connect ...
  • Page 8 Table of Contents Chapter 3: Using the TV's Features... 33 Channel Banner... 34 Autotuning ... 34 Why You Should Use the Autotuning Feature ... 34 How to Set Up the Autotuning Feature... 35 Parental Controls and V-Chip ... 36 How V-Chip Works for USA and Canada... 36 The V-Chip Rating Screen ...
  • Page 9: Chapter 1: Connections & Setup

    Chapter 1 Connections & Setup Chapter Overview: • Things to Consider Before You Connect • Choose Your Connection • Explanation of Jacks • Connection Instructions • Front Panel Buttons • Plug in the TV • Put Batteries in the Remote •...
  • Page 10: Things To Consider Before You Connect

    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. • Turn off the TV and/or component before you connect or disconnect any cables. •...
  • Page 11: Choose Your Connection

    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. Components For general information on connecting an A/V receiver or speakers to your TV, go to page 18.
  • Page 12: Explanation Of Jacks

    Connections & Setup Explanation of Jacks This section describes the jacks you can use for connections. There are several ways to connect components to your TV. Back Panel Jacks (in alphabetical order) ANTENNA/CABLE Lets you connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal from the ANTENNA/ antenna, cable, cable box, or if using the examples on pages 12-17, a VCR.
  • Page 13: Front Input Jacks

    COMPOSITE INPUTS Lets you connect another component such as a VCR, DVD player, or COMPOSITE INPUTS laserdisc player. Its AUDIO jacks are the same as described for CMP1 above. S-VIDEO VID1 • VID2 • • • DVI-HDTV Input Lets you connect an HDTV Tuner with a DVI output. •...
  • Page 14: Tv + Hdtv Tuner + Vcr + Dvd Player

    Connections & Setup CABLE OFF-AIR ANTENNA ANT IN VIDEO AUDIO ANT OUT SAT IN COMPONENT INPUTS CMP1 DVI-HDTV Wired VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO VIDEO ANTENNA IN SATELLITE RECEIVER HDTV TUNER AUDIO DVI-HDTV AUDIO AUDIO OUT CMP2 COMPOSITE INPUTS ANTENNA/ CABLE S-VIDEO VID1 VID2 FOR FACTORY...
  • Page 15 TV + HDTV Tuner + VCR + DVD Player 1. Make sure cable or antenna and/or satellite is connected to your VCR. A. Connect the coaxial cable from your cable outlet or antenna to the antenna input on the HDTV Tuner. B.
  • Page 16: Tv + Satellite Receiver + Vcr

    Connections & Setup COMPONENT INPUTS CMP1 CMP2 DVI-HDTV Wired VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO VIDEO ANTENNA OUT ANTENNA IN CABLE OFF-AIR ANTENN SATELLITE RECEIVER S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO A U D IO/VIDEO OUTPUT COMPOSITE INPUTS ANTENNA/ CABLE LEFT LEFT S-VIDEO VID1 RIGHT RIGHT VID2 FOR FACTORY FIXED...
  • Page 17 TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR 1. Connect your VCR to your TV. A. Connect a coaxial cable to the VCR’s antenna output and to the ANTENNA/CABLE Input jack on the TV. B. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the VID2 L/MONO and R Audio jacks on the back of the TV and to the Audio Output jacks on the VCR.
  • Page 18 Connections & Setup COMPONENT INPUTS CMP1 CMP2 DVI-HDTV Wired VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO VIDEO ANTENNA OUT ANTENNA IN CABLE OFF-AIR ANTENN DVD PLAYER AUDIO OUT A U D IO/VIDEO OUTPUT COMPOSITE INPUTS ANTENNA/ CABLE S-VIDEO LEFT LEFT VID1 RIGHT RIGHT VID2 FOR FACTORY USE ONLY FIXED...
  • Page 19: Tv + Dvd + Vcr

    TV + DVD + VCR 1. Connect your DVD Player to your TV. A. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the CMP1 L and R Audio jacks on the back of the TV and to the Audio Output jacks on the DVD player. B.
  • Page 20: Tv+ A/V Receiver Or Speakers

    Connections & Setup Connect to either FIXED or VARIABLE Output COMPONENT INPUTS CMP1 CMP2 COMPOSITE INPUTS S-VIDEO DVI-HDTV Wired MENU/OK Notes: The front panel illustration shows a typical front panel layout. The exact look may be different from the one on the front of your TV.
  • Page 21: Plug In The Tv

    TV button button Arrows To access the setup menus manually, press MENU and choose SETUP. Chapter 1 Connections & Setup 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.
  • Page 22: Welcome Screen And Connection Confirmation

    Connections & Setup Welcome Screen and Connection Confirmation The next screen welcomes you to your new RCA TV. Press OK to continue with the setup. After the welcome screen, the initial setup asks you to make sure that you've connected the HDTV Monitor to your cable or antenna signal. Once you've confirmed that the HDTV Monitor is connected, press OK.
  • Page 23: Chapter 2: Using The Remote Control

    Chapter 2 Using the Remote Control Chapter Overview: • The Buttons on the Remote Control • Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components • The Learning Feature • Remote Control Codes Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
  • Page 24: The Buttons On The Remote Control

    AUX/HD Puts the remote in AUX/HD mode. As a default, this button controls some models of RCA HDTV Tuners. It can also be programmed to operate some brands of an additional remote-controllable components. The Autotuning feature for this button works only with HDTV tuners (see page 34 for more information on Autotuning).
  • Page 25: Using The Remote Control

    A warning message may also appear on the screen when you press a remote button and the batteries are low. To turn off most RCA components that are connected to the TV, press ON•OFF twice within two seconds. This feature only works with most RCA products.
  • Page 26: Programming The Remote

    The universal remote can be programmed to operate most brands of remote controllable components. The remote is already programmed to operate most RCA components. Also, the AUX/HD button can be programmed to operate most brands of an additional remote-controllable component (such as a VCR, DVD player, CD player, satellite receiver, cable box or audio receiver).
  • Page 27: Using Automatic Code Search

    To stop the automatic code search without programming any components, press and hold CLEAR until the light in the component button turns off. Component Buttons Note Some of the remote’s buttons might operate differently for other components, especially when you’re using another component’s menu system.
  • Page 28: The Learning Feature

    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.
  • Page 29 • In order to record (learn) a function from one remote to the other, you must make sure the Infrared (IR) transmitter of the original remote is facing the IR receiver on the top of the TV’s remote (see illustration). To accomplish this, you may have to hold a remote in each hand instead of laying both on the table.
  • Page 30: Clearing A Learned Function

    Using the Remote Control Clearing a Learned Function To delete a learned button function, use the procedure below. 1. Press and hold the component button (the component button lights). Then press and hold the CLEAR button for 3 seconds. Continue depressing both buttons (the component mode button flashes—turns on and off again).
  • Page 31: Volume Punchthrough

    Volume Punchthrough 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. An example follows. Let’s say you’ve connected your HDTV tuner to your audio/video receiver.
  • Page 32: Deleting All Punchthrough Commands

    Using the Remote Control Deleting All Punchthrough Commands To delete all programmed Volume Punchthrough settings and return the remote control back to the factory defaults (TV for all modes except AUDIO), press and hold the VOL- button (LED of the Volume Punchthrough component lights). While holding the VOL- button, enter the code 000, using the number buttons.
  • Page 33: Remote Control Codes

    Panasonic ...3014, 3042 Philips ...3004, 3020 Pioneer ...3006, 3043, 3044, 3045 Proscan...3000, 3046 Qwestar...3047 RCA ... 3000, 3002, 3048, 3079, 3086 Samsung... 3072, 3073. 3074, 3080, 3081, Sansui ...3049 Sanyo...3015, 3082 Sharp ...3050, 3052, 3053 Sony ... 3007, 3016, 3017, 3054, 3055, 3056, 3083 Sylvania ...3033...
  • Page 34: Vcr Codes

    Pioneer ...2006, 2033, 2042, 2064 Portland...2012, 2013, 2015, 2056 Proscan...2000, 2001, 2072 Quasar...2017, 2018, 2066 RCA ... 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2017,2033, 2034, 2043, 2044, ... 2045, 2053,2060, 2063, 2066, 2070, 2072, 2073, 2079 Radio Shack ...2010, 2047, 2068 Radioshack/Realistic ...2007, 2009, 2010, 2017, ...
  • Page 35: Chapter 3: Using The Tv's Features

    Chapter 3 Using the TV's Features Chapter Overview: • Channel Banner • Autotuning • Parental Controls and V-Chip • PIP (Picture-in-Picture) and POP (Picture-outside-Picture) Operation Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
  • Page 36: Channel Banner

    Using the TV’s Features Channel Banner There are several indicators that might appear when you press the TV or INFO button on the remote. This display is called the Channel Banner. The following list describes the items on the Channel Banner screen (left to right and top to bottom). Sample displays on a Channel Banner.
  • Page 37: How To Set Up The Autotuning Feature

    How to Set Up the Autotuning Feature The way you set up the autotuning feature in the TV’s menu corresponds to the component buttons on the remote and the way you have each component connected to your TV. When you set up autotuning, you’re telling the TV what channel/input to tune to when you press the VCR, DVD, SAT/CAB, AUX/HD or AUDIO button on the remote control.
  • Page 38: Parental Controls And V-Chip

    Using the TV’s Features Parental Controls and V-Chip The choices in the US V-CHIP and Canada V-CHIP menus involve software inside your TV (referred to as V-Chip) which allows you to block TV programs and movies based on violence, sex, or other content you may believe children should not view. Once you block programs, you can unblock programs by entering a password.
  • Page 39: The V-Chip Rating Screen

    The V-Chip Rating Screen The following is an example of where items are located within the Rating Limit screen. Rating Field Lets you select from a list of age-based ratings you can block or view. Rating Settings Area Lets you see the current block/view state of age-based ratings and as- sociated content.
  • Page 40: Blocking/Viewing Age-Based Ratings

    Using the TV’s Features Hierarchy of Age-Based Ratings TV-MA Mature Audience Only TV-14 Parents Strongly Cautioned TV-PG Parental Guidance Suggested TV-G General Audience TV-Y7 Directed to Children 7 years and older TV-Y All Children Content Themes Sexually explicit dialogue Adult language Sexual situations Violence Fantasy Violence...
  • Page 41: Canada V-Chip Ratings

    Viewing Specific Content Themes If you block specific content themes, you have the option of going back and changing some of the them back to ( ) View: 1. Determine the content themes you want to change to ( ) View. 2.
  • Page 42: Canadian French V-Chip Rating System

    Using the TV’s Features Rating Adults. Programming is for adults only. This program contains sustained violence or extremely violent 18 ans + scenes. Viewers 16 and over. Programming is not suitable for those under age 16. This program contains 16 ans + frequent scenes of violence or intensely violent scenes.
  • Page 43: V-Chip Movie Rating Limit

    Lock/Unlock Parental Controls Selecting this option lets you lock and unlock parental controls settings using a password. If you do not lock parental controls, none of the settings for V-Chip, Channel Block, or Front Panel Block will take effect. If you forget your password, press the MENU button, then select Parental Control (the password entry screen appears). Simultaneously press and hold CH+ and VOL+ on the front panel for 8 seconds.
  • Page 44: Pip (Picture-In-Picture) And Pop (Picture-Outside-Picture) Operation

    Using the TV’s Features PIP example POP example PIP (Picture-in-Picture) and POP (Picture-outside-Picture) Operation The PIP (picture-in-picture) feature lets you display a second, smaller picture on top of the main picture. POP (picture-outside-picture) lets you display two windows side by side. Note: PIP and POP are not available for DVI or component video sources (CMP1 or CMP2).
  • Page 45: Chapter 4: Using The Tv's Menu System

    Chapter 4 Using the TV's Menu System Chapter Overview: • Sound Menu • Picture Menu • Channel Guide Menu • Time Menu • Parental Control Menu • PIP Menu • Setup Menu Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
  • Page 46: Sound Menu

    Using the TV’s Menu System 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. The following audio items can be adjusted: Sound settings, Sound type, Sound mode, SRS mode, SRS Dialog Clarity, SAP, Sound Logic, Headphone settings, and Graphic equalizer.
  • Page 47 Chapter 4 Using the TV’s Menu System SRS Mode Press the right arrow button to scroll through the available SRS options. SRS TruSurround Available for multichannel input. Creates a virtual surround sound effect through any two-speaker playback system. SRS TruSurround XT Available for stereo or multichannel input. Like TruSurround, TruSurround XT creates a virtual surround sound effect through any two-speaker playback system.
  • Page 48: Picture Menu

    Using the TV’s Menu System Tip: If the picture is switching screen formats abruptly during normal TV viewing, switch the Autoformat feature off. Picture Menu The Picture menu contains menus and controls to configure the following video settings: Advanced picture settings, Picture presets, Black level, Color, Contrast, Sharpness, Color Warmth, Tint, and Display options.
  • Page 49 Tip: You can select a different picture preset (or set up a different personal preset) for each input. The ANTENNA/CABLE jack counts as a single input. IMPORTANT: The line at the bottom of the Display options screen shows which type of lamp your TV uses—either lamp type A or lamp type B.
  • Page 50: Channel Guide Menu

    Using the TV’s Menu System Channel Guide Menu Allows you to view and select from the entire channel list and their labels. Press the GUIDE button to bring up the Channel Guide menu. Use the up or down arrow button to scroll through the list. Press OK to select and tune to the highlighted channel.
  • Page 51: Pip Menu

    Chapter 4 Using the TV’s Menu System PIP Menu Display Mode Off No window is displayed. PIP PIP window is displayed. POP POP window is displayed. PIP channel Allows you to choose the channel displayed in the PIP or main POP window.
  • Page 52 Using the TV’s Menu System Short-term vs. Long-term Power Outages The Auto channel and Auto volume settings don’t take effect after short-term power outages (usually less than two to three minutes). The TV will turn back on at the same volume and channel as before the power outage.
  • Page 53: Chapter 5: Other Information

    Chapter 5 Other Information Chapter Overview: • Troubleshooting • Lamp Replacement Instructions • Limited Warranty • Care and Cleaning • FCC Information • Accessory Information Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
  • Page 54: Troubleshooting

    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.
  • Page 55: Other Information

    TV turns on unexpectedly • Wake up timer might have been activated. Go to page 48 for instructions. • Auto on might have been activated. Go to page 50 for instructions. • You might have pressed CH+, CH- or INPUT on the remote accidentally. Blank screen •...
  • Page 56 Other Information Volume buttons not adjusting volume louder • Check to make sure volume isn’t limited by the maximum volume feature. Go to page 50 for more instructions. Picture not moving • You have activated the Freeze feature by pressing FREEZE or OK on the remote. Press any button to “unfreeze” the picture. Black box appears on the screen •...
  • Page 57: Lamp Replacement Instructions

    Never allow children or pets to play with the lamp access door at any time. • Use only a genuine RCA lamp replacement unit. • There are no user serviceable parts within the lamp unit itself. Don’t attempt to repair the lamp unit – attempting to do so may cause injury, and will void your warranty.
  • Page 58 Other Information ___ The correct lamp replacement unit. To order the correct lamp, you’ll need to know your TV’s model number, serial number, and lamp type—this information is listed on the Service Model Number sticker (example of the sticker is shown at right). The sticker is located on the right side of the TV (see picture below for sticker location).
  • Page 59 Step 9 Step 10 11. Remove the new lamp assembly unit from its packaging. 12. Make sure the lamp unit is oriented in the correct position, and gently slide it into the lamp access opening as far as it can go (it fits snugly). 13.
  • Page 60: Limited Warranty

    Other Information 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.
  • Page 61: Care And Cleaning

    Limitation of Warranty: • THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY TTE TECHNOLOGY, INC., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.
  • Page 62: Accessory Information

    ANT200, price: $49.95 Remote Control This is the remote control that came packed with your TV. Replacements or spares can be ordered as needed. 265087, price: $42.50 Standard Audio/Video cable with RCA-type phono plugs. Chapter 5...
  • Page 63: Index

    A/V receiver 18 Digital sound 4 Accessories 60 DLP 2 Age-based ratings 38 Amplifier 44 ANTENNA/CABLE 47 DVI input 11, 35 Arrow buttons 22, 42 Aspect ratio 3 Audio/Video cables 60 Audio jacks Exempt programs 41 Outputs (fixed/variable) 10 External speakers 18 Authorized service 52 Autoformat 46, 54 Automatic code search 25...
  • Page 64 TTE Technology, Inc. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2004 TTE Technology, Inc. RCA and associated marks are trademarks of THOMSON S.A. used under license to TCL-Thomson Electronics (TTE). Printed in USA TOCOM 1642954A...