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  • Page 1 USER’S GUIDE multimediamonitormultimedia monitormultimediamonitormul timediamonitormultimediamon itormultimediamonitormultim ediamonitormultimediamonito rmultimediamonitormultimedi amonitormultimediamonitormu ltimediamonitormultimediamo nitormultimediamonitormulti mediamonitormultimediamonit ormultimediamonitormultimed iamonitormultimediamonitorm ultimediamonitormultimediam onitormultimediamonitormult imediamonitormultimediamoni tormultimediamonitormultime diamonitormultimediamonitor multimediamonitormultimedia monitormultimediamonitormul timediamonitormultimediamon itormultimediamonitormultim ediamonitormultimediamonito rmultimediamonitormultimedi amonitormultimediamonitormu ltimediamonitormultimediamo nitormultime itormultime monitormu imediam itorm media nitorm timedi monit rmulti d i a m o n ulti...
  • Page 2: Important Information

    Important Information WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose this TV to rain or moisture. Product Registration Please fill out the product registration card and return it immediately. Returning the card allows us to contact you if needed. Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Connections & Setup ... 5 Connecting Components to your Monitor ... 6 Antenna/Cable In ... 6 Audio/Video/S-Video Inputs (Input1, Input2, Input3) ... 7 Audio/Component Video Inputs ... 8 Selected Video Outputs ... 8 Audio Output ... 9 Optional Component Connection Examples ...
  • Page 4 Table of Contents First Time Set Up ... 18 The Point and Select Navigation Method ... 19 Set the Time ... 19 Auto Channel Search ... 20 Set the VCR1 Channel (auto tuning) ... 21 Set the VCR2 Channel (auto tuning) ... 22 Set the DVD Channel (auto tuning) ...
  • Page 5 Table of Contents Control Panels ... 35 Sliders ... 35 Numeric Entry ... 35 Choice Lists... 36 Audio Menu ... 36 Picture Quality Menu ... 37 Screen Menu ... 38 Closed-Captioning ... 38 Channel Menu ... 39 Time Menu ... 40 Parental Controls and V-Chip ...
  • Page 6 Noisy stereo reception ... 54 No picture, no sound but TV is on ... 54 Sound okay, picture poor ... 54 Care and Cleaning ... 54 RCA MultiMedia Monitor Limited Warranty ... 55 Radio Interference ... 59 Index ... 60...
  • Page 7: Connections & Setup

    Connections & Setup Getting started This manual is designed to get you started quickly. The first two sections of the manual show you how to: • Get your monitor set up and connected, • Set up your monitor • Program the remote The remaining sections discuss the menus and features, and include a Reference section which contains troubleshooting tips, care and cleaning instructions,...
  • Page 8: Connecting Components To Your Monitor

    Connections & Setup Connecting Components to your Monitor Your monitor has several input and output jacks that you can use with many different types of components. This creates a great number of connection variations. Therefore, the following section shows the different types of jacks and examples of the types of components that can be connected to those jacks.
  • Page 9: Audio/Video/S-Video Inputs (Input1, Input2, Input3)

    Connections & Setup Audio/Video/S-Video Inputs (Input1, Input2, Input3) The audio jacks provide stereo sound. If your device has only one audio output, you need to connect a “Y” adapter to your component and to both the left and right inputs on the monitor. The video jack provides better picture quality than coaxial cable, because it carries only video signals.
  • Page 10: Audio/Component Video Inputs

    Video cable DIGITAL TV INPUT DEVICE/ AUDIO OUTPUTS (S)VGA 1 (S)VGA 2 FIXED VARIABLE STEREO INPUT AUDIO INPUTS EXT SPEAKERS RCA cable (ENLARGED VIEW) DIGITAL TV INPUT AUDIO OUTPUTS DEVICE/ (S)VGA 1 (S)VGA 2 FIXED VARIABLE AUDIO INPUTS STEREO INPUT EXT SPEAKERS In PC Mode...
  • Page 11: Audio Output

    EXT SPEAKERS lets you connect external left and right speakers to the monitor. The EXT/INT switch beside the jacks let you turn the monitor’s internal speakers on or off. EXT sends audio to external speakers. INT sends audio only to the monitor’s internal speakers.
  • Page 12: Optional Component Connection Examples

    VCR. Connect a coaxial cable to the VCR’s antenna output and to the ANTENNA/CABLE INPUT jack on the monitor. Use RCA cables to connect the VCR’s audio/video output to the INPUT 1 input on the monitor. VIDEO...
  • Page 13: Monitor, Vcr And A Satellite Receiver

    Connect a coaxial cable to the VCR’s antenna output and to the ANTENNA/CABLE INPUT jack on the monitor. Use RCA cables to connect the VCR’s audio/video output to INPUT 1 on the monitor. Use RCA cables to connect the satellite receiver’s audio/video output to the INPUT 2 input on the monitor.
  • Page 14: Monitor, Vcr, Satellite Receiver, And A Dvd Player

    S-Video output, you can make the video connection by using the S-Video jacks instead. Use RCA cables to connect the DVD player’s audio/video output to the INPUT 3 input on the monitor. If your DVD player has an S-Video output, you can make the video connection by using the S-Video jacks instead.
  • Page 15: A/V Receiver & Speakers

    Connections & Setup A/V Receiver & Speakers Use RCA cables to connect either the FIXED or VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT from the monitor to an A/V receiver. • FIXED provides fixed-level audio output from the monitor. This audio output is ideal for connecting to an A/V receiver that has its own volume control.
  • Page 16: (S)Vga Video Inputs -(S)Vga1, (S)Vga2

    (S)VGA 1 (S)VGA 2 FIXED VARIABLE STEREO INPUT AUDIO INPUTS EXT SPEAKERS (S)VGA cable Stereo mini-jack cable DEVICE/ ON OFF VCR1 VCR2 MUTE Fetch FETCH button GUIDE MENU Picture Mode menu RCA cable DIRECTV button SKIP GO BACK INFO CLEAR...
  • Page 17: (S)Vga1 Input Connection Examples

    Connect the stereo mini-jack cable to the computer and to the STEREO INPUT jack on the monitor. • Connect the RCA-type connectors of a “Y” adapter to the audio outputs on the computer, and connect the stereo mini-jack connector to the STEREO INPUT jack on the monitor.
  • Page 18: (S)Vga2 Input Connection Example

    AUDIO INPUTS associated with the (S)VGA 2 input on the monitor. Connect an RCA-type cable to the video output on the HDTV digital receiver and to the video INPUT2 on the monitor.
  • Page 19: Front Inputs

    Connections & Setup USB Inputs/Output USB (universal serial bus) inputs let you connect PC-type peripheral devices to the monitor. This includes devices such as joysticks, keyboards, and pointing devices (mouse, trackball). There are three USB inputs and one USB output that connects to a PC. The monitor acts as a hub to the USB cable (type A) AUDIO...
  • Page 20: Setting Up The Monitor

    Connections & Setup Setting Up the Monitor Step 1: Plug In The Monitor Plug the end of the power cord into an appropriate wall outlet. Be sure to insert the plug completely. Step 2: Place batteries in remote • Remove the battery compartment cover from the back of the remote.
  • Page 21: The Point And Select Navigation Method

    Connections & Setup The Point and Select Navigation Method You can “get around” in the menu system by using just a few buttons on the remote control. We call this the “Point and Select” method of navigation, and it has two steps. Point to a menu item using the MOVE arrows on the remote.
  • Page 22: Auto Channel Search

    Connections & Setup Use the left and right arrows to point to the hour and minutes spaces. Use the up and down arrows to scroll through the numbers and change from AM to PM. Press OK to exit. Auto Channel Search The next step of the setup routine “autoprograms”...
  • Page 23: Set The Vcr1 Channel (Auto Tuning)

    Connections & Setup Set the VCR1 Channel (auto tuning) The next step lets you set the VCR1 channel. When you set the VCR1 channel, the monitor automatically tunes to the correct input channel when press the VCR1 button on the remote. This is called “Auto Tuning.”...
  • Page 24: Set The Vcr2 Channel (Auto Tuning)

    Connections & Setup Set the VCR2 Channel (auto tuning) You can set the VCR2 button on the remote to automatically tune to an input channel as well. If you don’t have a VCR2 component connected to the monitor, skip this step. From the CHANNEL menu (shown below), select Auto Tuning.
  • Page 25: Set The Dvd Channel (Auto Tuning)

    Connections & Setup Set the DVD Channel (auto tuning) The next step lets you set the DVD channel. When you set the DVD channel, you’re telling the monitor what channel to tune to when you press the DVD button on the remote. Indicate which input you used to connect an DVD player.
  • Page 26: Set The Sat/Cable Channel (Auto Tuning)

    Connections & Setup Set the SAT/CABLE Channel (auto tuning) The next step lets you set the SAT/CABLE channel. When you set the SAT/CABLE channel, you’re telling the monitor what channel to tune to when you press the DIRECTV button on the remote. Indicate which input you used to connect a satellite receiver, a cable box or a digital set top converter.
  • Page 27: Label The Channels

    Connections & Setup Label the Channels This last step in the setup routine lets you create your channel list and label your channels. From the CHANNEL menu (shown below), select Lists and Labels. The LISTS AND LABELS menu appears (shown below). Use the left and right arrows to point to the three different areas of the control panel (called “fields”).
  • Page 28 Connections & Setup...
  • Page 29: Using The Remote

    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.
  • Page 30: Remote Buttons

    VOL – or VOL + Decreases or increases the monitor’s volume. FETCH Brings up Picture Mode choice list (Computer/text or Video) when tuned to VGA1 or VGA2. Some ProScan, RCA and GE devices use FETCH as a shortcut to menu items.
  • Page 31: Using The Input Button

    CH CTRL Selects the picture window, (that is, the main or PIP window) to be changed by the CH ^ (channel up) or CH v (channel down) buttons. WHO Some RCA, ProScan and GE components use the WHO button to toggle through available channel lists and user profiles.
  • Page 32: Programming The Remote

    Using the Remote Programming the Remote Using Automatic Code Search The following instructions can be used to program the remote to control each of the devices connected to your monitor. If you want to exit the automatic code search without programming any of your devices, press and hold CLEAR until the LED turns off.
  • Page 33: Using The Remote To Control A Device

    Using the Remote Using the remote to control a device Once the remote has been programmed successfully, you are ready to use it to control your devices. To operate the device: Press the device button (TV, VCR1, VCR2, DVD, AUX, or DIRECTV) to set the remote to control the device.
  • Page 34: Remote Control Codes

    Quarter ... 2011 Quartz ... 2011 Quasar ... 2021, 2022, 2125 RCA ... 2000, 2001, 2003, 2013, 2021, ... 2055, 2056, 2082, 2083, 2084,2085, 2086,2087, ... 2088, 2089, 2090, 2091, 2107, 2115, 2120, 2125 Radioshack/Realistic ... 2002, 2011, 2013, 2014 .
  • Page 35: Menus And Features

    Menus and Features Using the Monitor This section explores the features and menus of your monitor 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 monitor. Connections &...
  • Page 36: Menus And Control Panels

    Menus and Features 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 monitor.
  • Page 37: Control Panels

    Menus and Features Control Panels Control Panels allow you to adjust the default settings on many features of your monitor. 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.
  • Page 38: Choice Lists

    Menus and Features Choice Lists Choice lists are used to choose a particular setting from a list of settings. Point to a choice from the list 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.
  • Page 39: Picture Quality Menu

    Auto Color Displays a choice list that lets you turn on the feature that automatically corrects the color of the picture. (This is especially useful for tracking realistic flesh tone colors as you switch from channel to channel.) Choose On or Off, depending on your preference. Auto Color is not available for VGA or component video.
  • Page 40: Screen Menu

    Menus and Features Screen Menu Closed-Caption Display Displays a choice list that lets you choose the way closed captioning information is shown on the screen. Closed- captioning is not available with the VGA inputs. Off No captioning information displayed. On Captioning information shown always, when available. On When Sound is Muted Displays captioning information, when available, whenever the monitor’s sound is muted by pressing the MUTE button.
  • Page 41: Channel Menu

    Menus and Features Channel Menu Signal Type Displays a choice list that lets you select the current antenna type. UHF/VHF Antenna Choose this if you are currently using an off-air antenna for TV signals. Cable TV Choose this if you are currently using cable or a cable box for TV signals.
  • Page 42: Time Menu

    2 (DIRECTV/Cable only), 3 or 4 when you press the specified component button. Reminder: Make sure the component’s Ch 2/3/4 switch is set to the corresponding channel. Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, or Front Input Choose this if your...
  • Page 43: Parental Controls And V-Chip

    Menus and Features Parental Controls and V-Chip The Parental Controls menu allows you to program your monitor so that children cannot see certain programs, channels, or use the front panel controls. The first three choices in the Parental Controls menu involve a chip inside your monitor (called V-Chip) which allows you to “block”...
  • Page 44: V-Chip Tv Rating Limit

    Menus and Features 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.
  • Page 45: Blocking Age-Based Ratings

    Menus and Features 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.
  • Page 46: Viewing Age-Based Ratings

    Menus and Features 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.
  • Page 47: Viewing Specific Content Themes

    Menus and Features 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).
  • Page 48: V-Chip Movie Rating Limit

    Menus and Features 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.
  • Page 49: V-Chip Unrated Program Block

    Menus and Features 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 can include news, sports, political, religious, local, and weather programs, emergency bulletins, public announcements, and programs without a rating.
  • Page 50: Pip (Picture-In-Picture) Operation

    SWAP Switches, or “swaps,” the video from the PIP window with the main picture. CH CTRL (Channel Control) Lets you switch channel control between the PIP window and the main picture. Using the PIP Feature While you may use PIP in different ways, this basic PIP scenario should get you started.
  • Page 51: Channel Marker

    Menus and Features PIP Problems? • Make sure the remote is in the right mode. For example, once you turn on the VCR with the VCR1 button, you can’t SWAP the pictures until you put the remote in TV mode. Just press the TV button. •...
  • Page 52 Menus and Features...
  • Page 53: Reference

    Reference Good Information to Know This section contains information that you don’t have to know to use your monitor, but may want to refer to from time to time. It includes a specification sheet, some connection examples, a troubleshooting section, the limited warranty, an accessories order form and an index.
  • Page 54: Rca Multimedia Monitor Specifications

    Front Universal Serial Bus ... 2 - Hub Universal Serial Bus ... Hub & Host A/V Inputs ... 3 - S-video / Composite Component Video Input ... Y-pr-pb (RCA Jacks) Monitor Control ... VESA Ddc2b (Vga 1) Uhf/ Vhf, Cable Input ... 75-ohm Terminal Vga &...
  • Page 55: Troubleshooting

    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 monitor, check a few basic remedies before calling your service technician. Monitor will not turn on •...
  • Page 56: No Sound, Picture Okay

    • Channel may be blocked or not approved in the Parental Controls menu. • If using a VCR, check to make sure the TV/VCR switch on the VCR is in the correct position. Turns off while playing • Schedule off function may have been activated (parental control).
  • Page 57: Rca Multimedia Monitor Limited Warranty

    Pay any Authorized RCA Digital Television Service Center the labor charges to repair your monitor. • Pay any Authorized RCA Digital Television Service Center for the new or, at our option, refurbished replacement parts and picture tube required to repair your television.
  • Page 58: Accessory Information

    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.
  • Page 59 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 easily without disconnecting antenna. ANT200 SCTV 160 Surge Protector provides eight outlets, coaxial and telephone line protection.
  • Page 60 Reference Charge your order on your VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card by filling in below USE YOUR CREDIT CARD IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number from your VISA card My card expires: IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number from your MasterCard Copy Number My card above your expires:...
  • Page 61: Radio Interference

    Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna (that is, the antenna for radio or television that is “receiving” the interference). • Change the position of the multimedia monitor with respect to the radio or television equipment that is receiving interference. •...
  • Page 62: Index

    Using 48 Programming the Remote Automatic code search 30 Testing the remot 29 Rating Limits Movie 46 TV 42 RCA cable 7 Remote Control Installing the batteries 18 Programming 29 Remote batteries are low 49 Remote control Buttons 28 S-Video cable 7...
  • Page 63 Reference Index S-Video 8 Stereo Output 8 DVD Channel 23 DVD/VCR2 Channel 25 SAT/CABLE Channel 24, 39 VCR1 Channel 21, 39 VCR2 Channel 22, 39 Set Time 40 Sharpness 37 Signal Type Cable TV 39 UHF/VHF Antenna 39 Sleep Timer 40 Stereo 36, 49 Time Current 49...
  • Page 64 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©1999 Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc. Trademark(s)® Registered Marca(s) Registrada(s) Printed in USA TOCOM 15351800 100% RECYCLED PAPER MINIMUM 40% POST CONSUMER...