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RCA RT2280 User Manual

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THOMSON multimedia Inc.
10330 N.Meridian St.
IMPORTADOR
Indianapolis, IN 46290
COMERICALIZADORA THOMSON DE MEXICO S.A. DE
© 2001 Thomson multimedia Inc.
C.V
Trademark(s) © Registered
SIERRA CANDELA NO. 111, PISO 11
Marca(s) © Registrada(s)
COL. LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC
Marque(s) © Deposée
DEL. MIGUEL HIDALGO
55135910 (EN/F/E)
MEXICO D.F. C.P. 11000
R.F.C. CTM-980723 KS5
www.rca.com

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    COMERICALIZADORA THOMSON DE MEXICO S.A. DE © 2001 Thomson multimedia Inc. Trademark(s) © Registered SIERRA CANDELA NO. 111, PISO 11 Marca(s) © Registrada(s) COL. LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC Marque(s) © Deposée DEL. MIGUEL HIDALGO 55135910 (EN/F/E) MEXICO D.F. C.P. 11000 R.F.C. CTM-980723 KS5 www.rca.com...

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    RT2280/RT2250/RT2250R...

  • Page 3: Fcc Information

    FCC Information This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two condi- tions: (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 4: Table Of Contents

    Satellite Receivers ....26 Audio (RCA only) ....26 Laser disc Players .

  • Page 5: Getting Started

    Unpacking the Receiver You should receive the following items: STANDBY/ON 6 CH.IN High Current Discrete Amplifier HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 One receiver unit One external FM Dipole antenna one audio cable (two wires) with red and white RCA connectors;...

  • Page 6: Unpacking The Speakers (rt2280 Only)

    Unpacking The Speakers (RT2280/RT2250 Only) • one set of speakers including 2 left and right front speakers, 1 centre speaker, 1 subwoofer and 2 left and right rear speakers. FRONT SPEAKERS CENTER SPEAKERS SUB WOOFER REAR SPEAKERS (SURROUND SOUND) • 6 speaker cables including:...

  • Page 7: Connecting To Audio-visual Components

    SAT receiver and DVD player. S-video provides the best connection for the video portion of the signal. Composite video (yellow RCA connector) can also be used. It is important that the same type of cable (S-video or composite) that is connected from the Home Theater to the TV is used to connect the SAT receiver or DVD player to the Home Theater.

  • Page 8: Digital Connection

    MONITOR OUT CENTER SPEAKER (8‰) OPTICAL PRE OUT DVD/CD/SAT/TV FRONT L REAR L FRONT R REAR R SUBWOOFER (8‰) Connecting the Antennas RT2280 Rev.0 2001/01/12 ANTENNA DIGITAL INPUT 75‰ LOOP DVD/CD/SAT MONITOR OUT OPTICAL PRE OUT DVD/CD/SAT/TV FRONT L REAR L...

  • Page 9: Connecting The Speakers

    (“out of phase” effect). Connecting the Subwoofer For RT2280/RT2250, connect the subwoofer with the speaker cord (brown/ black) provided. For RT2250R, or if you want to connect your own powered sub- woofer, a mono aural audio cord (not supplied) is needed (RCA terminal).

  • Page 10: Positioning Your Speaker

    Speakers placed less than two feet from the TV set must be magnetically shielded in order to prevent picture distortion. Front and center speakers provid- ed with RT2280/RT2250 are magnetically shielded to protect your TV set. It is not recommended to place the rear speakers near the TV set.

  • Page 11: Surround Placement

    Getting Started Preferred surround placement Location If possible, place surround speakers to either side of the listening area, not behind it. Courtesy Dolby Laboratories Height If space permits, install surrounds 2-3 feet above viewers. This helps to minimize localization effects. Courtesy Dolby Laboratories Aiming Aiming surrounds straight across the room, not down...

  • Page 12: Test Tone / Channel Balance

    • If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use. Factory Setting The RT2280/RT2250 is preset to the following setting when you first time turn on the power Function = Tuner Surround mode = Stereo (Left + Right (small) + sub-...

  • Page 13: Operating Your Receiver

    60, 90 or 120 minutes. 11 12 13 14 15 6 CH.IN HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 • In DIM selection, you can rotate to set the brightness of the display. Such setting will be stored. • Use MULTI JOG for speakers and sub-woofers setup and pre- set radio stations selection.

  • Page 14: Your Remote Control

    CD, TV, DVD, TAPE, etc.. The remote control currently operates most Thomson, RCA and GE products, but it can be programmed to operate devices from other manufacturers (For details, refer to “Using the Remote to Control Additional Components”...

  • Page 15: Display

    Operating Your Receiver Display • Audio output is in Dolby Digital mode. • Audio output is in Dolby ProLogic mode. • Audio output is in 3 Stereo mode. • Tuner stereo signal detected. TUNED • Tuner station detected. • Unit is in DSP (Digital Sound Processing) mode. •...

  • Page 16: Switching On/off

    DVD. te Amplifier HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 Example 2: Based on the example 1, the DVD is playing , if a VCR is connected to the VCR 1 input (audio +...

  • Page 17: Using The Remote To Control Additional Components

    (like CD, TV, DVD, TAPE, etc.). What you need is to encode them in advance (not necessary for recent RCA & Proscan models). 1. Turn on the component to be programmed. 2. Look up the brand and corresponding code num- ber in the code list from page 24 to 26.

  • Page 18: Using The Receiver To Play A Source

    3. Select the DVD source by pressing the DVD source button 6 CH.IN e Amplifier HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 4. Switch ON the DVD player and start playback 5. Switch ON your TV 6. Select the appropriate A/V channel on the TV...

  • Page 19

    3. Press AM/FM and "TUNER" will flash on the display. 6 CH.IN lifier HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 4- To select band, press the AM/FM button again to toggle between AM/FM mode. When an FM station broadcast Stereo sound, STEREO is displayed.

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    1. Select the band wave by pressing AM/FM repeatedly 6 CH.IN DVD•6 CH ifier HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 2- Press and hold P.SCAN for 3 seconds. “MEMORY” will be dis- played in red and will blink during the auto- lifier matic storing process.

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    Retrieving preset stations 1. Press AM/FM to select tuner mode 6 CH.IN ifier HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 2. Rotate MULTI JOG on the receiver or press CH+ or CH- buttons on the remote to select preset stations. FUNCTION 6 Channel external input An external decoder (Dts, Dolby Digital, etc…) or a...

  • Page 22: Advanced Sound Control

    Sound Enhancement Systems This receiver is equipped with several built-in sound enhancement systems. Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby 3 Stereo This surround system reproduces theater-like sur- round sound from Dolby-encoded software. The Pro Logic mode uses the built-in circuit to steer the Left, Center, Right and Surround channel audio signals and uses all five speakers and an optional subwoofer to play decoded Dolby Pro Logic program source, such...

  • Page 23: Fine Setting Of Components

    Your selection will be stored automatically. ete Amplifier HOME THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 Every time you press the source button, the input set- ting (e.g. DVD/ OPTI) will be shown on display for a few seconds.

  • Page 24: Fine Setting Of The Speakers

    Try both + and - settings and select the one that has better bass effect. • If your unit comes with speakers (RT2280/2250), always set all speakers size to “small” to protect them and optimize the Front sound quality.

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    6 CH.IN E THEATER AV SURROUND RECEIVER RT2280 Speaker Icons The receiver shows you the speakers’ types and set- tings on the display with the following icons:...

  • Page 26: Care And Maintenance

    Equipment Specifications RT2280/RT2250: AMPLIFIER SECTION: All 5 channels: RT2280: each 80W at 8 ohm. 0.9% THD @1 kHz RT2250: each 50W at 8 ohm. 0.9% THD @1 kHz Subwoofer channel: 100w at 8Ω (RT2280/RT2250 only) Muting Attenuation: 65dB...

  • Page 27: Remote Codes

    Remote Codes CABLE CODES 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5009, 5053 ANTRONIX 5008, 5009 ARCHER 5008, 5009, 5010, 5011 CABLETENNA 5008 CABLEVIEW 5008 CENTURY 5011 CITIZEN 5011 COLOUR VOICE 5012, 5013 COMTRONICS 5014, 5015 CONTEC 5016 EASTERN 5017 GARRARD 5011 GC ELECTRONICS 5009 GEMINI...

  • Page 28: Tv Codes

    MEMOREX 2002, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2021, 2023, 2026, 2104, 2131 2029, 2065, 2113 MGN TECHNOLOGY 2013 MIDLAND 2053 MINOLTA 2055, 2056, 2107 MITSUBISHI 2029, 2055, 2056, 2065, 2066, 2067, 2069, 2070, 2071, 2072, 2073, 2074, 2106, 2113, 2123 MONTGOMERY WARD 2075, 2131 MOTOROLA 2021, 2131...

  • Page 29: Satellite Receivers

    5058, 5059 GE SATELLITE RECEIVER 5000, 5001 GENERAL INSTRUMENTS 5060, 5061, 5062 PANASONIC SATELLITE RECEIVER 5075 PRIMESTAR DBS 5076 PROSCAN SATELLITE RECEIVER 5000, 5001 RCA SATELLITE RECEIVER 5000, 5001 REALISTIC 5063 SONY SATELLITE RECEIVER 5072 STS1 5064 STS2 5065 STS3...

  • Page 30: Limited Warranty (us)

    45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm, whichever comes first. What we will do: • Pay any Authorized RCA Audio Service Center the labor charges to repair your unit. • Pay any Authorized RCA Audio Service Center for the new or, at our option, refurbished replacement parts required to repair your unit.

  • Page 31: Limited Warranty (canada)

    45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm, whichever comes first. What we will do: • Pay any Authorized RCA Audio Service Center the labor charges to repair your unit. • Pay any Authorized RCA Audio Service Center for the new or, at our option, refurbished replacement parts required to repair your unit.

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Rt2250, Rt2250r

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