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27” lcd high-definition colour tv with atsc digital tuner
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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

AVL-279
27"* LCD High-definition Colour TV with
ATSC Digital Tuner
* Diagonal measure
Help Line: 1-800-263-224
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm (Eastern)
www.sanyo.ca

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    INSTRUCTION MANUAL AVL-279 27”* LCD High-definition Colour TV with ATSC Digital Tuner * Diagonal measure Help Line: 1-800-263-224 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm (Eastern) www.sanyo.ca...
  • Page 2: Important Information

    Important Information TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR WARNING: MOISTURE. CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION-To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not perform any servicing other than that contained in the operating instructions unless you are qualified to "Note to CATV system installer: This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's attention to Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to...
  • Page 3: Important Safeguards

    Important Safety Precautions Electrical energy can perform many useful functions, but it can also cause personal injuries and property damage if improperly handled. This product has been engineered and manufactured with the highest priority on safety. But IMPROPER USE CAN RESULT IN POTENTIAL ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD.
  • Page 4 Important Safety Precautions 12. Stand---Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. Do not place the product on an unstable trolley, stand, tripod or table. Placing the product on an unstable base can cause the product to fall, resulting in serious personal injuries as well as damage to the product.
  • Page 5 22. Power source---This product is intended to be supplied by a listed power supply indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company. For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the cable system.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Important Information ...1 Important Safeguards...2 Table of Contents ...5 Introducing the TV ...7 Remove the TV from the Box...7 Installing the TV ...7 Carrying or Moving the TV ...7 Attach the Speaker to the Display...8 Remove the Stand ...8 TV Controls and Connectors ...9 Font Panel...9 Side Panel...10...
  • Page 7 Adjusting MENU Options ...28 Picture Control ...28 Accessing Picture Menu...28 Selecting Picture Options...28 Adjusting Picture Settings ...29 Adjusting Screen Settings ...29 Audio Control ...30 Accessing Audio Menu...30 Selecting Audio Options...30 Setting Channels...31 Accessing Channels Menu...31 Selecting Channel Options...31 Setting Channel List ...31 Setting Favorite Channels...32 Using the FAVORITE button ...32 Editing Channel Name ...32...
  • Page 8: Introducing The Tv

    Introducing the TV Thank you for choosing SANYO. This product incorporates latest-generation features including an ATSC digital tuner. Please read all instructions carefully to obtain maximum benefit of your product. Questions? Our toll-free number is 1-800-263-2244, 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday (Eastern time).
  • Page 9: Attach The Speaker To The Display

    Attach the Speaker System to the Display The appearance of the unit may differ from the actual one. To deattach the speaker, perform the steps in reverse order. If applicable: Removing the Stand for Wall-Mounting Cautions: 1. Carefully handle the unit during setup and consult authorized service personnel to ensure successful installation.
  • Page 10: Tv Controls And Connectors

    Introducing the TV TV Controls and Connectors Front Panel Item Description Power Indicator Remote Sensor Receives IR (infrared) signals from the remote control. CH-/CH+ Press to scan through channels. In menu operations, these buttons serve as down/up buttons. VOL-/VOL+ Press to adjust the volume. In menu operations, these buttons serve as left/right buttons. MENU To access the Menu main page.
  • Page 11: Side Panel

    TV Controls and Connectors Side Panel Item Description HDMI IN HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) provides an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface between this TV and any HDMI-equipped audio/video component, such as a set-top box and DVD player. HDMI supports enhanced, or high-definition video, plus two-channel digital audio. Audio IN for DVI Use this audio input when you are using DVI connection or D-Sub connection.
  • Page 12: Connecting The Tv

    Connecting the TV Basic Connections Overview Connecting Antenna System Connecting Cable System To display clear crisp pictures, you must connect your TV correctly and choose the correct display format. It is strongly recommended to connect the cable and antenna input using a 75-ohm coaxial cable to receive optimum picture quality signal.
  • Page 13: Connecting Cable Box

    Basic Connections Connecting Cable Box (Basic) Connecting Digital Cable Box (Best) Use this connection if you have a cable system and your cable company scrambles some channels, such as premium channels or all channels (which requires you to use a cable box). Connect the CATV cable to the cable box’s input jack.
  • Page 14: Connecting Satellite Receiver

    Connecting the TV Basic Connections Connecting Satellite Receiver Connecting Digital Satellite Receiver Connect the satellite antenna cable to the satellite receiver’s SATELLITE IN jack. Use AV cables to connect the satellite receiver’s AUDIO and S-VIDEO OUT jacks to the TV’s AUDIO and S-VIDEO IN jacks. TV Right Side S-VIDEO cable...
  • Page 15: Using External Equipment

    Using External Equipment Introduction Equipment with HDMI Connection You can connect many types of external equipment to your TV, like a DVD player, VCR, Digital TV tuner, PC, HDMI equipment, game console and camcorder. To view external source images, select the input source from INPUT on the remote control unit or on the Display.
  • Page 16: Equipment With Dvi Connection

    Connecting the TV Using External Equipment Equipment with DVI Connection Equipment with Coaxial Digital Audio If you are connecting equipment with a DVI connector to this TV, you will need to use an adapter. You can use a commercial HDMI-to-DVI cable or an HDMI adapter.
  • Page 17: Connecting A Vcr For Playing Back

    Using External Equipment Connecting a VCR for Playing Back Connecting a VCR for Recording Use AV cables to connect the VCR’s AV output jacks to the TV’s AV input jacks. If your VCRs have S-VIDEO jacks, for best picture quality, use an S-VIDEO connection instead of the video cable (yellow) on your combined A/V cable.
  • Page 18: Connecting A Dvd Player With Component Video Connectors

    Connecting the TV Using External Equipment Connecting a DVD Player with Component Video Connectors Connecting a DVD Player with S-Video and Audio Connectors Use a component video cable to connect the DVD player’s YPbPr jacks to the TV’s YPbPr jacks. Use an audio cable to connect the DVD player’s AUDIO OUT jacks to the TV’s AUDIO IN jacks.
  • Page 19: Connecting A Pc

    Using External Equipment Connecting a PC Connecting a Camcorder or “PlayStation” If you connect your PC to the TV, you can watch your personal computer’s display on the TV. When your PC is connected to the TV with the D-Sub cable and audio cable, you can view and listen to the PC’s video and audio output on the TV.
  • Page 20: Connecting A Second Tv Or Monitor

    Connecting the TV Using External Equipment Connecting a Second TV or Monitor Connecting Headphones The TV has a special signal output capability which allows you to hook up a second TV or monitor. Connect the second TV or monitor to the TV’s VCR output jacks. See the Operating Manual of the second TV or monitor for further details regarding that device’s input settings.
  • Page 21: Introducing The Remote Control

    Insert Batteries into the Remote Control Using the Remote Control Introducing the Remote Control Insert two size AA batteries by matching the diagram inside the battery compartment. Improper use of batteries can result in a leakage of chemicals and/or explosion. Be sure to follow the instructions below.
  • Page 22: Button Descriptions

    Introducing the Remote Control Button Descriptions MTS/SAP ZOOM SLEEP LIST FAVORITE AUDIO PICTURE P.POSITION SWAP FREEZE Button Description POWER Turn the unit on or off. To select additional products to be controlled AUX, DVD, with remote control. CBL, TV This is a universal remote control. If your remote control does not work correctly when you operate the unit, please try to press the TV button.
  • Page 23 Button Descriptions MTS/SAP ZOOM SLEEP LIST FAVORITE AUDIO PICTURE P.POSITION SWAP FREEZE Introducing the Remote Control Button Description ZOOM To select a screen aspect ratio. To select closed caption mode. To select a stereo, sap or mono for analog MTS/SAP channels;...
  • Page 24: Getting Started

    Getting Started Running Initial Setup Perform these steps before you press POWER 1. Insert the batteries into the remote control unit. 2. Connect the antenna cable to the TV. 3. Plug in the AC power cord to the AC outlet. After you finish connecting the TV, you can run the Initial Setup to create a list of available analog and digital channels.
  • Page 25: Setting A Secret Number (Password)

    Setting a Secret Number (Password) For additional protection to your TV and to your user's settings from being accidentally changed, you may want to set a secret number first as below. Press MENU... Highlight [Locks]... button. 3. Press OK... The TV allows you to set a secret number when you access the [Locks] menu for the first time. You may use 0-9 number buttons to enter a new four-digit secret number, and then confirm the new secret number by entering it again.
  • Page 26: Watching Tv

    Watching TV Turning On/Off Never attempt to move the TV unless the AC power cord has been disconnected. Channel Numbers Selecting Channels Turning On First plug in the AC power cord to the AC outlet. Press POWER on the TV or press POWER The initial setup starts when the TV powers on for the first time.
  • Page 27: Adjusting Volume

    Selecting Channels Adjusting Volume Using FREEZE button Using ZOOM button The zoom mode options may differ from different formats of the input signal. For digital TV channels Press the 0-9 number buttons and dash(-) to input a digital channel number; the TV goes to the selected channel directly. (e.
  • Page 28 Watching TV Using ZOOM button Direct Select to detect the resolution of the signal and display an image with the same number of pixels on the screen. Example: Source Full Screen Select to enlarge the 4:3 picture horizontally only, to fill the display area. Example: Source Panoramic...
  • Page 29: Adjusting Menu Options

    Depending on the signal tuned, you may see different MENU options on your screen. As an example, Menus displayed below are based on TV mode. Picture Control Accessing Picture Menu Press MENU... Highlight [Picture]... button. Press OK... To highlight an option and to change settings, press Press EXIT to exit.
  • Page 30: Adjusting Picture Settings

    Adjusting MENU Options Picture Control Adjusting Picture Settings Picture Settings: TV Custom Preset Brightness 25 Contrast Saturation Tint Sharpness DONE Choose among different preset adjustments for your TV picture Adjusting Screen Settings Adjustment Settings Horizontal Vertical Phase Auto Sync DONE Use left and right arrows to change horizontal position The [Screen Settings] window...
  • Page 31: Audio Control

    Audio Control Accessing Audio Menu Press MENU... Audio Highlight [ ]... button. Press OK... To highlight an option and to change settings, press Press EXIT to exit. Selecting Audio Options To quickly change the audio mode, press the AUDIO button For analog channels, you may use the MTS/SAP button to cycle through the Multi-channel TV...
  • Page 32: Setting Channels

    Adjusting MENU Options Setting Channels Accessing Channels Menu Press MENU... Channels Highlight [ ]... button. Press OK... To highlight an option and to change settings, press Press EXIT to exit. Selecting Channel Options Setting Channel List Picture Audio Settings Channels Locks Guide .
  • Page 33: Setting Favorite Channels

    Setting Channels Setting Favorite Channels Using the FAVORITE button Editing Channel Name The unit allows you to setup 3 groups (FAV 1, FAV 2 and FAV 3) of favorite channels. You may set up to 16 channels for each favorite channel list. Use this item to choose FAV 1, FAV 2 or FAV 3 Use this item to deselect all channel...
  • Page 34: Using The Program Guide

    Adjusting MENU Options Using the Program Guide Accessing Program Guide Press MENU... Guide Highlight [ ]... button. Press OK... Using the Program Guide Picture Audio Settings Channels Locks Guide This TV is equipped to show program information if it is available from the station. The Program Guide provides some information for current viewing program and next program if next program information is available.
  • Page 35: Setting System

    Setting System Accessing Settings Menu Press MENU... Settings Highlight [ ]... button. Press OK... To highlight an option and to change settings, press Press EXIT to exit. Setting Date & Time When the [Auto-Update Time] is set to ON, the [Today's Date] and [Current Time] items can't be accessed.
  • Page 36: Input Select

    Adjusting MENU Options Setting System Input Select Setting Captions Using the CCD button Press the CCD button repeatedly to select [Off], [On] or [On when muted]. Setting Menu & Display Date & Time Timers Input Select SV/AV2 Closed Captions Menu & Displays Component1 RESET ALL Component2...
  • Page 37: Editing Input Labels

    Setting System Editing Input Labels Setting Screen Saver Running Reset System Highlight [Menu & Displays] item in [Settings] menu. Press OK or button to access the sub-menu. Highlight [Input Labels Edit] item. Press OK or button to enter. Highlight a desired Input Label you want to edit.
  • Page 38: Parental Lock Control

    Adjusting MENU Options Parental Lock Control Accessing Locks Menu Press MENU... Highlight [Locks]... button. Press OK... 4. Enter a correct PIN. Use 0-9 number buttons. If it is the first time to access the [Locks] menu, the unit allows you to set a secret number as desired, please refer to [Setting a Secret Number] in chapter [Getting Started].
  • Page 39: Viewing Locked Or Blocked Programs

    Parental Lock Control Selecting Locks Options To ensure maximum blocking capability, the age-based ratings should be used. Viewing Locked or Blocked Programs US Custom Rating Options Option Description Age-Based Options USA-TV Block programs by their TV-Y rating, content or both. TV-Y7 TV-G TV-PG...
  • Page 40: Other Information

    Other Information Troubleshooting If, after reading these operating instructions, you have additional questions related to the use of your television, please call the services center in your local area. Before calling service, please check the symptoms and follow suggested solutions. Remote Control Problem Remote control does not operate...
  • Page 41 Troubleshooting General Problem One or some channels can’t be displayed Lost password Some items can’t be accessed TV cabinet creaks Control buttons do not operate Notes: If your problem is not solved, turn your unit off and then on again. Cautions: Never attempt to repair a defective TV yourself.
  • Page 42: Care And Maintenance

    Other Information Care and Maintenance About Temperature About After-Image Cleaning and Maintenance Do not use in hot and cold rooms (locations) • When the unit is used in rooms (locations) with low temperature, the • picture may leave trails or appear slightly delayed. This is not a malfunction, and the unit will recover when the temperature returns to normal.
  • Page 43: Specifications

    Specifications Type: Panel: TV system: Receiving Channel: VHF/UHF: CATV: Digital Terrestrial Broadcast: Digital cable: Audio multiplex: Audio out: Power Requirement: Power Consumption: Dimensions (W X H X D in inches): Weight: Terminals: Composite Video/Audio(L/R): S-video: Component Video/Audio(L/R): HDMI interface: D-Sub/Audio: Antenna: Composite Video/Audio(L/R): Coaxial Digital Audio Out:...
  • Page 44: Programming Your Remote Control

    Other Information Programming your Remote Control (on applicable models) Introduction A Quick Look at Programming a Device Searching for your Code Checking the Codes On some models your remote lets you control four devices with one easy-to-use, compact unit. After installing batteries, you can program the remote to control your Universal TV, VCR or DVD, Cable or Satellite Receivers, Amplifier or Tuner, and Auxiliary devices.
  • Page 45 Programming your Remote Control Changing Volume Lock Troubleshooting CARE The remote comes preset to allow independent volume control of each selected device (Global Volume Unlock). However, you may change the Volume Lock setting to Global Volume Lock so that one device's volume will control volume in all other modes.
  • Page 46: Manufacturer's Codes

    Other Information Manufacturer's Codes Audio Amplifiers Audio Amp/Tuners Manufacturer Codes Bose 30674 30078 30331 Marantz 30321 Nakamichi 30321 30264 Optimus 30395 Realistic 30395 Sansui 30321 Shure 30264 Sony 30689 Soundesign 30078 Victor 30331 Wards 30078 Yamaha 30354, 30133 Manufacturer Codes 30531 Aiwa 31405, 31243, 30121...
  • Page 47 Manufacturer's Codes Audio Amp/Tuners Cable Converter Boxes Manufacturer Codes Philips 31189, 31269 Pioneer 31023, 30150, 30014, 30630, 30531 Proscan 31254 Qisheng 31609 Quasar 30039 RadioShack 31263 31023, 31609, 31254, 30531, 31074 Sharper Image 31263 Silsonic 30176 Sony 31258, 31759 Soundesign 30670 Stereophonics 31023...
  • Page 48 Other Information Manufacturer's Codes Cable Converter Boxes CD Players Manufacturer Codes Pace 01877, 00237 Panasonic 00000, 00008, 00107 Panther 00637 Paragon 00000 Philips 00317, 01305 Pioneer 01877, 00877, 00144, 00533 Pulsar 00000 Quasar 00000 RadioShack 00883 Regal 00279, 00273 Runco 00000 Samsung 00000, 00144...
  • Page 49 Quad 30157 Quasar 30029 RadioShack 31075 31062, 30032, 30420, 30179, 30053 Realistic 30420, 30179 Rotel 30157, 30420 30157 Sansui 30157 Sanyo 30179 SAST 30157 Sharp 30861, 30037 Silsonic 30888, 30036 Sonic Frontiers 30157 Sony 30490, 30000, 30100 Soundesign 30145 TAG McLaren...
  • Page 50 Other Information Manufacturer's Codes CD Players DVD Players Manufacturer Codes Victor 30072 Wards 30157, 30053 Yamaha 30888, 30036 Zonda 30157 Manufacturer Codes Aiwa 20641, 21912 Akai 20770 Allegro 20869 Apex Digital 20672, 20717, 20797, 21061, 20796, 21056, 21937, 20794, 21020, 21915 Blaupunkt 20717 Blue Parade...
  • Page 51 Proscan 20522 Qwestar 20651 20522, 20571, 20717, 20822 20869 Rotel 20623 Sampo 20752, 20698 Samsung 20490, 20573, 21932, 21075, 20820 Sansui 20695 Sanyo 20695 Sharp 20630, 20752 Sharper Image 21117 Sherwood 20770 Shinco 20717 Shinsonic 20533 Sonic Blue 20869, 21099...
  • Page 52 Other Information Manufacturer's Codes DVD Players Satellite Receivers Manufacturer Codes Teac 20717, 21984, 20809 Technics 20490 Theta Digital 20571 Toshiba 20503, 20695 Urban Concepts 20503 Xbox 20522 Yamaha 20490, 20539, 20545 Zenith 20503, 20591, 20869 Manufacturer Codes AlphaStar 00772 Chaparral 00216 Crossdigital 01109...
  • Page 53 Manufacturer's Codes Satellite Receivers Televisions Manufacturer Codes RadioShack 00869 00392, 00566, 00855, 00143, 01392 Samsung 01276, 01109, 01108 Sanyo 01219 00856 Sony 00639, 01640 Star Choice 00869 Tivo 01142, 01442 Toshiba 00749, 01749, 00790, 01285 UltimateTV 01640, 01392 Uniden 00724, 00722...
  • Page 54 Other Information Manufacturer's Codes Televisions Manufacturer Codes Changcheng 10051, 10661 Changhong 10156, 10765, 11156, 10767 Ching Tai 10092 Chun Yun 10000, 10180, 10700, 10092, 10843 Chung Hsin 10180, 10053 Cinema 10672 Citizen 10180 Commercial Solutions 11447, 10047 Conrowa 10156, 10145, 11156 Contec 10180 Craig...
  • Page 55 Manufacturer's Codes Televisions Manufacturer Codes Hankook 10180, 10030, 10178 Harley Davidson 11904 Harman/Kardon 10054 Harvard 10180 Havermy 10093 Helios 10865 Hello Kitty 10451 Hisense 10156, 10748, 10145, 11156 Hitachi 10156, 10030, 10178, 11145, 10145, 10092, 11904, 11156 Hongmei 10093 Huafa 10145 Huari 10145...
  • Page 56 Other Information Manufacturer's Codes Televisions Manufacturer Codes Megatron 10178, 10145 Memorex 10154, 10463, 10150, 10178, 11911, 11926, 11924, 11920, 11927 10150, 10030, 10178, 11907 Midland 10047, 10017, 10051 Mitsubishi 10154, 10250, 10093, 10236, 10180, 11250, 10150, 10030, 10178, 11917, 10836 Monivision 10843, 10700 Motorola...
  • Page 57 10154, 10093, 10030, 10178, 10171, 10700, 10650, 11755, 10092 Samsung 10154, 10156, 10060, 10812, 10702, 10030, 10178, 11060, 10814, 10092, 11903, 10090, 10766 Sansui 10463, 11904, 11935, 11929, 11911 Sanyo 10154, 10156, 10180, 10145, 11907 Sanyuan 10093 Scotch 10178 Scott...
  • Page 58 Other Information Manufacturer's Codes Televisions VCRs Manufacturer Codes Thomas 11904 Tiane 10093 10178 TNCi 10017 Tobo 10748 Toshiba 10154, 10156, 10060, 10145, 11945, 11704, 11936, 11156, 11935, 10650, 11918 Tuntex 10030, 10092 10463 V Inc. 11756, 10885, 10864 Vector Research 10030 Victor 10250, 10053, 10650...
  • Page 59 Manufacturer's Codes VCRs Manufacturer Codes Changhong 20048, 20081 Citizen 20037, 20278 Colt 20072 Craig 20037, 20047, 20240, 20072 Curtis Mathes 20060, 20035, 20162 Cybernex 20240 CyberPower 21972 Daewoo 20045, 20104, 20278 Dell 21972 Denon 20042 DirecTV 20739 Durabrand 20039, 20038 Electrohome 20037 Electrophonic...
  • Page 60 Other Information Manufacturer's Codes VCRs Manufacturer Codes 20037, 20045, 20042, 20209, 20038 Logik 20072 20037 Magnavox 20035, 20039, 20081 Magnin 20240 Marantz 20035, 20081 Marta 20037 Matsushita 20035, 20162 Media Center PC 21972 20035 Memorex 20035, 20162, 20037, 20048, 20039, 20047, 20240, 20104, 20209, 20479 20240, 20043 MGN Technology...
  • Page 61 ReplayTV 20616 Runco 20039 Sampo 20037, 20048 Samsung 20240, 20045, 20432 Sanky 20048, 20039 Sansui 20067, 20209, 20479 Sanyo 20047, 20240, 20104 Scott 20184, 20045, 20121, 20043 Sears 20035, 20037, 20047, 20042, 20104 Sharp 20048, 20209 Shintom 20072 Shogun 20240...
  • Page 62 Other Information Manufacturer's Codes VCRs Manufacturer Codes Wards 20060, 20035, 20048, 20047, 20081, 20240, 20042, 20072 White Westinghouse 20209, 20072 XR-1000 20035, 20072 Yamaha 20038 Zenith 20039, 20033, 20209, 20479 ZT Group 21972...
  • Page 63: Warranty

    30-km radius of any authorized Sanyo Service Depot, throughout Canada. WARRANTY BECOMES VOID This warranty becomes void if the product's serial numbers are altered or removed or if any repair to the product is made other than by SANYO Canada Inc. or by an authorized Sanyo Service Depot.