WHAT IS CLOSED CAPTIONING?
This television has the capability to decode and display Closed
Captioned television programs. When available, Closed Captioning
will display text on the screen for hearing impaired viewers or it will
translate and display text in another language.
TO VIEW CLOSED CAPTIONS
Press CAP/TEXT on the remote control to switch between normal TV
and the two Closed Caption Modes (Captions and 1/2 of Full Screen
Captions: This Closed Caption Mode will display text on the screen in
English or another language (depending on the setting of Closed
Captions 1/2.) Generally, Closed Captions in English are transmitted
on Captions Channel 1 and Closed Captions in other languages are
transmitted on Captions Channel 2.
• When activating the Closed Captioned Decoder, there will be a short delay before the Closed Captioned text appears on the screen.
• Closed Captioned text is only displayed in locations where it is available.
• If no caption signal is received, no captions will appear, but the television will remain in the Caption Mode.
• Misspellings or unusual characters may occasionally appear during Closed Captioning. This is normal with Closed Captioning, especially with
live programs. This is because during live programs, captions are also entered live. These transmissions do not allow time for editing.
• When Captions are being displayed, on-screen displays, such as volume and mute may not be seen or may interfere with Closed Captions.
• Some cable systems and copy protection systems may interfere with the Closed Captioned signal.
• If using an indoor antenna or if TV reception is very poor, the Closed Caption Decoder may not appear or may appear with strange characters or
misspelled words. In this case, adjust the antenna for better reception or use an outdoor antenna.
SETTING THE V-CHIP
The V-Chip function is available only for the U. S. V-Chip system. The Canadian V-Chip system is not supported.
This TV is fitted with a V-CHIP controller that provides you with channel viewing access controls and restrictions. This function is to
prevent your children from watching violent or sexual scenes that you may choose to exclude.
Press MENU and then SET + or – until the indicator next
to "V-CHIP SET" begins to flash, then press ENTER.
Enter your password (4 digits) using the Direct channel
selection buttons (0-9).
In the event of entering an incorrect password press
RESET. Then press ENTER.
Enter the password again, and then press ENTER.
Press SET + or – until the indicator next to "V-CHIP"
begins to flash.
Press ENTER to select ON.
Press SET + or – until the indicator next to "TV RATING" or
"MPAA RATING" begins to flash. Press ENTER.
Press SET + or – to select the desired rating for the
applicable video or TV channel. Press ENTER.
Press MENU repeatedly until the MENU screen is cleared.
• V-Chip function is based on specifications for the United States and therefore may not work properly in Canada.
• If you want to change your password, follow steps 1 and 2 and select "CHANGE PASSWORD" option. Then enter your new
• The V-Chip function is activated only on programs and tapes that have the rating signal.
• Once you block a program using the V-Chip function, the blocked program cannot be watched based on the content of the
show. When the program starts, the "INPUT PASSWORD" will appear on the screen. When you want to release the V-Chip
temporarily, enter the password.
If you change the channel or turn off the TV while the V-Chip function was temporarily released, the original setting will be
resumed. If you return to the channel you were watching you must re-enter your password to temporarily release your V-Chip
• When you watch the TV using a cable box or a VCR and the TV is tuned to channel 3 or 4, you must release the V-Chip
temporarily. The V-Chip setting will not be resumed until you turn off the TV. The TV channel is not used in this case.
• When changing the channel with the cable box or the VCR, approximately 10 seconds will pass until the program appears.
• If you forget or lose your password, you can reset it using the following procedure:
- While holding down the VOLUME D button on the TV, press "0" on the remote control for a few seconds.
The Captions will appear in places on the screen where they will least
interfere with the picture, usually on the bottom of the screen. News
programs will usually show three-line Closed Captions which scroll
onto the screen. Most other shows provide two or three lined Captions
placed near the character who is speaking so the viewer can follow
the dialogue. Words in italics or underlined describe titles, words in
foreign languages or words requiring emphasis. Words that are sung
usually appear enclosed by musical notes.
Text: When available, the Text mode will fill part of the screen with a
programming schedule or other information. After selecting a Closed
Caption Mode, it will stay in effect until it is changed, even if the
channel is changed. If the Captions signal is lost due to a commercial
or a break in the signal, the Captions will reappear when the signal is
received again. If the channels are changed, the Captions will be
delayed approximately 10 seconds.
For television programs broadcasting with Closed Captions, look in
your TV guide for the Closed Captions symbol (CC).
TV-Y: All children
TV-Y7: 7 years old and above
TV-G: Children's program
When you select TV-Y7, TV-PG, TV-14 or TV-MA, press RECALL to
explain the rating.
Press SET + or – to select the desired rating you want. Press ENTER to
select the setting ON or OFF.
G: All ages
PG: Parental guidance
PG-13: Parental guidance less
than 13 years old
TV-PG: Parental guidance
TV-14: 14 years old and above
TV-MA: 17 years old and above
R: Under 17 years old parental
NC-17: 17 years old and above
X: Adult only