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Part 3: Other Key Features of owning an RCA Scenium HDTV Part 1: DLP— brilliance, in color, design, and technology RCA Scenium brings you brilliant pictures with Digital Light Processing (DLP) system — a brilliantly choreographed, engineering marvel that combines microscopic mirrors, light, and color to bring you the best and brightest pictures possible.
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 Digital Cable Ready QAM RCA was the first to offer an integrated tuner with its HDTVs (which means there is no need for another box to receive digital programming). Now, we’ve gone one better— your HDTV’s tuner is digital cable ready (no need for a cable box to view unscrambled digital cable programming).
Compatible with the Optional Audio Video Hard Disk Drive — Pause Live Digital TV and Record Digital Programs RCA offers an Audio Video Hard Disk Drive (model DVR2080 or DVR2160) with DTVLink, available at your local RCA dealer or www.rca.com. The DVR2080 or DVR2160 Audio Video Hard Disk Drive (ADVHDD) component lets you pause live TV, record shows, and play them back (it records digital broadcasts only--ATSC and QAM signals).
Introduction ... 1 Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect ... 8 Protect Against Power Surges ... 8 Protect Components from Overheating ... 8 Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference ... 8 Use Indirect Light ... 8 Using a Stand ...
Table of Contents Using the Web Browser ... 48 DTVLink Recording ... 49 Set up DTVLink Recording Preferences ... 50 Emergency Alert System (EAS) ... 50 Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System Menus, On-screen Help, and Control Panels ... 52 Navigating the Menu System ...
Chapter 1 Connections & Setup Chapter Overview: • Things to Consider Before You Connect • Choose Your Connection • Explanation of Jacks and Cables • The Front of Your TV • How To Connect • Plug in the TV • Put Batteries in the Remote •...
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. •...
Connections & Setup Explanation of Jacks and Cables The diagrams below illustrate jacks found on the back of the TV. When connecting cables, be sure to connect corresponding outputs and inputs (video input into video out, right audio input into right audio out, etc.).
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT Composite Audio Cable (RCA Type) Composite Video Cable (RCA Type) COMPOSITE INPUTS INPUT 3 S-VIDEO S-VIDEO INPUT 1 Composite Audio Cable (RCA Type) Composite Video Cable (RCA Type) S-Video Cable Chapter 1 Connections & Setup AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT Connect a VCR or DVD-recorder to record digital and analog programs from the Cable or Antenna Input (excluding copy- protected programs and component video formats) while the TV is turned on.
Connections & Setup COMPONENT/COMPOSITE INPUTS Use menu for composite video. INPUT 4 Y/VIDEO Y/VIDEO INPUT 2 Y (green) Component Cables Inputs 2/4 can be used as either a component video (Y P ) input or a composite video (Y/Video) input. Go to the Connections menu, choose Video Input Setup and select which video input source you are using.
CableCARD™ HDMI/DVI INPUT Use menu for DVI audio. CABLE INPUT ANTENNA INPUT Chapter 1 Connections & Setup DTVLink DTVLink uses a connection and jack better known to some as IEEE-1394 or FireWire®. It is a compressed digital video input/output offering an IEEE 1394-type connection that meets the CEA specifications.
Connections & Setup The Front of Your TV Front Input Jacks The TV has front input jacks for convenience in connecting a camcorder, digital camera, or video game. Look for a hinged door and press to open the cover. Please note the illustration below is just an example of how jacks might appear. Notes: When you plug in headphones, the TV’s internal speakers are muted.
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT EXTERNAL AMP MAX POWER RATING! (60 WATTS into 8 OHMS) POWER (AC 120V~60Hz) DIGITAL AUDIO ETHERNET OUTPUT ANTENNA IN ANTENNA OUT How to Connect: TV + VCR + DVD Player 1. Connect your cable and/or off-air antenna. If you have cable and an off-air antenna, connect the cable signal to CABLE INPUT.
Connections & Setup CENTER SPEAKER INPUT EXTERNAL AMP MAX POWER RATING! (60 WATTS into 8 OHMS) POWER (AC 120V~60Hz) DIGITAL AUDIO ETHERNET OUTPUT ANTENNA IN ANTENNA OUT How to Connect: TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR 1. Connect your cable and/or off-air antenna. If you have cable and an off-air antenna, connect the cable signal to CABLE INPUT.
Digital VCR Other 1394 Component Hub Connection How to Connect: TV + DTVLink Components Two connection methods when connecting 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 CENTER SPEAKER INPUT EXTERNAL AMP MAX POWER RATING! (60 WATTS into 8 OHMS) POWER (AC 120V~60Hz) DIGITAL AUDIO ETHERNET OUTPUT Component with DVI How to Connect: TV + Component with DVI or HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an uncompressed digital interface that carries both video and audio data by way of an integrated mini-plug cable.
FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS CENTER SPEAKER INPUT CENTER R REAR EXTERNAL AMP MAX POWER RATING! (60 WATTS into 8 OHMS) SUBWOOFER POWER (AC 120V~60Hz) DIGITAL AUDIO ETHERNET OUTPUT FCC Statement: This digital television is capable of receiving analog basic, digital basic and digital premium cable television programming by direct connection to a cable system providing such programming.
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. From good to best sound, choose one of the options or refer to the user’s manual of each component that you are connecting to get the best results.
CENTER SPEAKER INPUT EXTERNAL AMP MAX POWER RATING! (60 WATTS into 8 OHMS) – POWER (AC 120V~60Hz) ETHERNET Back of Right Front Speaker – – Back of Right Rear Speaker Chapter 1 Connections & Setup FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUTS CENTER R REAR L REAR MATRIX SURROUND...
Ethernet Setup menu on page 63 for more information on the Ethernet setup. Router Cable Modem/DSL Computer Internet Note: A computer is necessary if you want to display photos or graphics on your TV that are stored on your computer. Refer to www.rca.com/Access Scenium/311 for more information on viewing photos. Chapter 1...
Plug in the TV Plug the flat end of the power 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.
Connections & Setup Complete the Assisted Setup Your TV’s menu system allows you to adjust your TV’s features to be configured to work properly. On-screen information helps you choose settings to match your setup. The first time you turn on your TV, the Assisted Setup screens appear automatically. Select Begin Setup to start or select Cancel Setup to exit.
Chapter 2 Using the Remote Control Chapter 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 •...
ANT•CAB Switches between Antenna and Cable Input. In VCR mode, functions as a TV/VCR button. In SAT mode, functions as a TV/SAT button for an RCA satellite receiver. When tuned to an input, press to go back to the most recently used tuner (Antenna or Cable Input).
A warning banner may also appear on the screen when you press a remote button and your batteries are low. To turn off most RCA components that are connected to the TV, press ON•OFF twice within two seconds and hold remote steady until indicator turns off.
The AUX button can be programmed to operate most brands of an additional remote-controllable component: satellite receiver, cable box, DVD, VCR, and an audio component. A second and third RCA TV can be programmed to any component button, except the TV button. Go to page 63 for more information on programming the remote to another TV.
4. Press and release PLAY, then wait 5 seconds or until the component button stops flashing. At this point the remote is searching for the correct code to program. If, after 5 seconds, the component you want to operate does not turn off, press PLAY again to tell the remote to search the next set of codes.
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 • Parental Controls • How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada • Auto Tuning Feature • PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Operation • Using the Web Browser •...
Using the TV’s Features Program Title/Acquiring Channel Ch 8-1 WLPJ Listening to English in SRS About the Channel Banner The Channel Banner appears when you press the 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 Main Menu The Parental Controls menu lets you set up the Locked and Go Back Unlocked channel lists, ratings, and blocking features: Picture Quality •Lock TV/Unlock TV: Choose to either lock or unlock the TV. Audio •Video Input List: Choose the inputs to be seen or hidden.
Editing Channels in the Channel Lists The Antenna and Cable Channel lists are only editable through the Unlocked List and Locked List in the Parental Controls menu. You can remove or “hide” a channel from the Unlocked List by removing the checkmark in the checkbox. Also, you can remove or “hide”...
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.
Using the TV’s Features Choose this if you don’t have this particular component connected to the TV, or if you don’t Not Connected want the TV to automatically tune to the correct channel when you press one of the component buttons on the remote.
Program Title/Acquiring Channel Main picture Ch 8-1 WLPJ channel Listening to English in SRS number Channel PIP Ch 8 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.
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.
Video Hard Disk Drive (AVHDD) and/or a Digital VCR (DVCR) so you can record and play digital content. The recommended AVHDD component is model DVR2080 or DVR2160, available at your local RCA dealer or www.rca.com. The DVR2080 and DVR2160 are DTVLink hard disk drives that include time-shift features, such as recording and pausing digital TV signals.
Using the TV’s Features For the different subchannels, press CH+ or CH-. In addition, pressing the left arrow button allows instant replay and pressing the right arrow button skips ahead on an AVHDD. • To do a DTVLink timer recording, schedule it through the Record/Wake Timer menu (go to page 66).
Using the TV’s Menu System Chapter Overview: • Menus, On-Screen Help, and Control Panels • Picture Quality Menu • Audio Menu • Recordings Menu • Connections Menu • Preferences Menu Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Chapter 4...
Signal Strength AUDIO (Audio Receiver/Amp) Channel Search Front Input Front Input Software Upgrade VCR2 (AUX default) RCA SAT2 Front Input Front Input Signal Source Video Input Setup Front Input Auto Tuning SAT-CABLE (Satellite or Cable Box)
Connections Balance Check Boxes Radio Buttons Turn TV On at: Turn TV Off at: 12:00 1:15 1:15 Go Back Signal Strength Channel Search Software Upgrade Full Search Continue Skip Front Input VCR2 (AUX default) 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: Picture Quality •Picture Settings: Adjust the levels that affect the picture. Audio •Picture Presets: Choose preset levels of Picture Settings. Recordings •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 Green Stretch A change in this screen is applied to Input 2. Edge Enhancement Contrast Expand Press 5 or 6 to point to an option, then press OK to select...
Using the TV’s Menu System Main Menu Picture Quality Go Back Picture Settings Picture Presets High Auto Color Color Warmth Noise Reduction Green Stretch Edge Enhancement A change in this screen is applied to all inputs. Contrast Expand Press to point to an option, then press OK to select Advanced Settings it.
Main Menu The Audio menu has screens for setting the audio features Go Back and for tweaking the sound: Picture Quality •Equalizer Presets: Select a preset or adjust the equalizer. Audio Audio •Audio Processor: Choose the way for programs to sound. Recordings •Sound Logic: Turn it on to minimize variations in volume.
Using the TV’s Menu System Main Menu Audio Go Back Sound Logic Off Equalizer Presets Sound Logic On Audio Processor Turning Sound Logic on will monitor a program's audio Sound Logic Sound Logic track and limit volume excursions to a minimum and maximum volume range from the current volume setting.
Main Menu Audio Go Back The Audio Connections menu has screens for setting up inputs or outputs that are associated with audio: Equalizer Presets Audio Processor •Fixed/Variable Out: Choose output type; set up subwoofer. •Digital Audio Out: Choose either Auto Select or PCM output. Sound Logic •DVI Audio Input: Choose a TV audio input for a DVI device.
Using the TV’s Menu System Main Menu Audio Connections Go Back Select the audio source for the TV's internal speakers: The TV Fixed/Variable Out The center channel ouput from an audio receiver. Digital Audio Out The TV's internal speakers can be used as a center speaker. DVI Audio Input To do so, connect an external audio amplifier's center channel output to the Internal Speaker Input on the TV.
The component video (Y PB PR) connectors on the TV can Signal Type Video Input Setup be changed to accept composite video instead. When using composite video, connect the yellow RCA cable to the Auto Tuning Y/VIDEO connector on the TV. DTVLink Setup...
TV and turns the TV to the correct Video Input Channel (go to Chapter 3 for detailed information). Notes: The AUX button by default is set up for a second RCA VCR. If you need to reprogram the AUX button, or instead want to program the VCR button, use the 2001 code.
Remote Setup This features allows you to control three different RCA TVs. This is helpful if you have two or three RCA TVs near each other, and they also have this menu option, but you want to control them independent of each other.
Using the TV’s Menu System Main Menu The Preferences menu has screens for setting up the TV to Go Back match your personal preferences: Picture Quality •Closed Captioning: Choose the look and type of captions. Audio •Screen Format: How to format a picture on the 16:9 screen. Parental Controls •Time Menu: Set up time-related features.
• CC1 and Text 1 are the primary caption and text services. The captioning or text is displayed in the same language as the program’s dialog. • CC3 and Text 3 serve as the preferred data channels. The captioning or text is often a secondary language translation, simplified English, or displayed at a slower rate.
Using the TV’s Menu System Main Menu Preferences Use this screen or the FORMAT Go Back Normal button on the remote to change how the picture is displayed. Closed Captioning To the left are examples of the effect of different Screen Screen Format Screen Format Cinerama...
Main Menu Preferences Go Back Sky Blue Closed Captioning Emerald Screen Format Raspberry Plum Time Menu Record Output Color Scheme You can select from one of four colors for the menu system and the channel banner. Translucency Menu Language Power Indicator Lamp Power Press to point to an option, then press OK to...
Reference Chapter Overview: • Troubleshooting • Lamp Replacement Instructions • Specifications • Accessory Information • Limited Warranty • Care and Cleaning • FCC Information • Index Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Chapter 5...
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. TV Problems TV won’t turn on...
TV turns on unexpectedly • Record/Wake Timer feature may have been activated. Go to page 66 for instructions. • Initial Channel feature us enabled and you lost power to your TV. Go to page 62 for instructions. Video and audio are out of sync •...
References No sound, picture okay • Maybe the sound is muted. Try pressing the volume up button to restore sound. • Maybe the speakers are turned off in the Audio Connections menu. Check the FIXED/VARIABLE OUT control panel in the Audio Connections menu. •...
The Remote Control Doesn’t Work • Something might be between the remote and the remote sensor on the component. Make sure there is a clear path. • Maybe the remote isn’t aimed directly at the component that you’re trying to operate. •...
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.
___ 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 below for sticker location).
References 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).
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/...
References RG-6 Coaxial Burial Cable with weatherproof “F” connectors. D905 Optical/SPDIF cables help you connect to a component with an Optical Audio In jack, such as a Dolby Digital decoder or receiver. DV3 (3- ft),DV6 (6-ft) Network Category 6 cables help you connect to a component with an ethernet jack.
Pay an Authorized Service Center for the new, or at our option, refurbished replacement parts, light engine, and lamp assembly required to repair your unit. How you get service: • Call 1-866-SCENIUM and have your unit’s date of purchase and model/serial number ready. • A representative will troubleshoot your problem over the phone. •...
References • REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER. TTE TECHNOLOGY, INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT.
Symbols 3:2 pulldown 56 Accessories 80 Browser Action buttons 53 Adding a learned function 30 Buttons Advanced Settings 56 Age-based rating Blocking 41 Viewing 41 Age-Based Ratings 40, 43, 45 Analog captions 64 Analog TV channel 37 ANT•CAB button 26 ANTENNA INPUT jack 13 Antenna type 36 Arrow buttons 26, 46...
Index DVI Audio Input 59 Jacks EAS 50 Edge Enhancement 55 Emergency Alert System 50 Equalizer Presets 57 ETHERNET jack 12 Ethernet setup 63 FAV button 26 FCC information 82 Film Mode 3, 56 Fixed/Variable Out 59 Fixed/Variable Output option 4 Format Screen 66 Lamp Power 67...
Cinerama 66 Normal 66 Stretch 66 V-Chip 38 Zoom 66 Search Automatic code 28 Channels 24, 61 Second audio program 58 Service, authorized 9 Setup Ethernet 63 Setup, assisted 23 V-chip display 36 Sharpness 54 V-Chip rating screen 40 Signal source 61 V-Chip unrated program 44 Signal Strength 60 VCR button 27...