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TV User's Guide
It is important to read this
manual before using this
product for the first time.
Model:
MG25326,
MG27526 &
MG31526
We bring good things to life.
TOCOM 15424970

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  • Page 1 TV User’s Guide It is important to read this manual before using this product for the first time. Model: MG25326, MG27526 & MG31526 We bring good things to life. TOCOM 15424970...
  • Page 2: Important Information

    Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, fully insert. POWER CONSUMPTION: 120V ~ 60 Hz 125 Watts (Models MG25326 and MG27526) 140 Watts (Model MG31526) If fixed (non-moving) images are left on the screen for long periods, they may be permanently imprinted on the screen.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    TV Only ... 4 The Basic Connection ... 5 Advanced Connections ... 6 Step 3: Plug in the TV ... 10 Step 4: Place Batteries in Remote ... 10 Step 5: Turn On the TV ... 10 Step 6: Program the TV ... 10 Interactive Setup ...
  • Page 4 Table of Contents Menus and Features ... 23 Menus and Control Panels ... 24 Audio Menu ... 27 Picture Quality Menu ... 28 Screen Menu ... 29 Using Closed Captioning ... 29 Channel Menu ... 30 Time Menu ... 31 Parental Controls Menu ...
  • Page 5: Setup And Connections

    TV. The Reference section in the back of the book contains troubleshooting tips, care and cleaning instructions, accessory ordering information and your warranty. Well… if your TV’s out of the box, let’s get started. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS INTERACTIVE SETUP...
  • Page 6: Step 1: Unpack The Tv

    Refer to the Important Safeguards sheet packed with your TV. Your TV may be different! The MG25326 does not have audio outputs, while the MG31526 has an additional S-Video input. Read Advanced Connections in this section for more information about possible connections.
  • Page 7: The Basic Connection

    Setup and Connections The Basic Connection The basic connection below (TV and VCR) is the most common connection and is therefore used to illustrate a single component connection with your TV. For better sound and picture quality and multiple component connection information refer to the next section, Advanced Connections .
  • Page 8: Advanced Connections

    Back of the TV The number of jacks on the back panel of your TV depends on the model number of your TV. Find out the model number of your TV and look for its corresponding diagram either below or on the next page.
  • Page 9 Setup and Connections Model MG25326 AUDIO VIDEO L / MONO CONTROL VIDEO and AUDIO IN Use these input jacks to connect a VCR, Laserdisc player, DVD player, satellite receiver or Internet Access Device. To view the component connected to VIDEO, use the INPUT button on the remote.
  • Page 10 How to View Your VCR To watch the VCR in this connection, press TV to put the remote control into TV mode, then press INPUT to toggle to the video (VID) inputs. In the Interactive Setup section you can...
  • Page 11 CONTROL How to View Your Components SATELLITE SIGNAL To watch the satellite receiver in this connection, press TV to put the remote control into TV mode, then press INPUT to scroll through the video input channels until you SATELLITE tune to VID (or S-VID, if you have the MG31526 and have used an S-Video connection) input.
  • Page 12: Step 3: Plug In The Tv

    Step 5: Turn On the TV Press TV on the remote, or press POWER on the TV itself. Pressing the TV button not only turns on the TV, but puts the remote into TV mode, so that the buttons on the remote will control TV functions.
  • Page 13: Interactive Setup

    Interactive Setup There’s an On-Screen Setup Routine The interactive setup routine helps you through the steps needed to configure the TV: • Select a menu language • Search for available channels • Set the time • Set the VCR1 channel •...
  • Page 14: Using Point And Select Navigation

    Entering Setup The first screen of the Interactive Setup appears automatically when you turn on your TV for the first time or after a power outage. 1. Press MENU•PROG to begin setup or CLEAR to exit. SETUP...
  • Page 15: Selecting A Language

    2. Press MENU•PROG to select that language. Auto Channel Search The next part of the setup routine asks you if you want the TV to search for all channels viewable through your antenna or cable TV system. This is sometimes called “auto programming.”...
  • Page 16: Setting The Time

    Indicate which input you used to connect the VCR. If you don’t have a VCR1 component connected to the TV, skip this step or select Not Connected from the VCR1 Channel choice list. (For more, see Auto Tuning in the Menus and Features section.) 1.
  • Page 17: Setting The Vcr2 Channel (Auto Tuning)

    This feature does, however, function with other types of universal remote controls. If you are setting up your TV for the first time, go ahead and skip this step or select Not Connected from the DVD channel choice list.
  • Page 18: Labeling The Channels

    TV section for ideas on labeling the channels. 4. Repeat this process for each of your channels. Then press MENU•PROG to continue. The TV can store up to 27 labels in memory. What Now? Now that you’ve finished the interactive setup, you can sit back,...
  • Page 19: 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 GE, RCA, or PROSCAN component, you probably don’t need to program it at all. SETUP AND...
  • Page 20: Remote Buttons

    Using the Remote Remote Buttons POWER When in TV mode, turns TV on and off. If in another device mode (VCR, Laserdisc, Satellite, etc.) and programmed, will turn the device on and off. VCR1 Puts the remote in VCR mode and if autotuning is enabled, it will turn on the TV and tune to the correct channel.
  • Page 21: Using The Input Button

    ANTENNA Functions as TV/VCR button in VCR mode and TV/ receiver button in SAT•CABLE mode. CLEAR Removes any menu or display from the screen and returns you to TV viewing. For GE, RCA and PROSCAN VCRs, this button also clears items from the VCR clock and timer programs.
  • Page 22: Programming The Remote

    Programming the Remote The universal remote can be programmed to control most brands of remote controllable VCRs, receivers, etc. The remote is already programmed to control most RCA, GE and PROSCAN TVs, VCRs, Laserdisc players and Satellite Receivers. Testing the Remote...
  • Page 23: Using The Remote To Control A Device

    To operate the device: 1. Press the device button (TV, VCR1, VCR2•LD, or SAT•CABLE) to set the remote to control the device. 2. Press POWER to turn the device on or off.
  • Page 24 Fisher . 2011, 2023, 2048, 2049, 2050, 2051, 2052,2118 Fuji ... 2021, 2119 Funai ... 2002, 2026 Garrard ... 2026 GE ... 2000, 2001, 2013, 2021, 2022, 2053, 2115, 2120 Goldstar ... 2009, 2014, 2018, 2054, 2121 Gradiente ... 2026 Harley Davidson ... 2026 Harman Kardon ...
  • Page 25: Menus And Features

    This section explores the menus of your TV—beginning with some information on using menus and control panels. Each menu is then outlined and special features are detailed to help you get the most from your TV. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS INTERACTIVE SETUP...
  • Page 26: Menus And Control Panels

    Menus and choice lists use the point and select rule to navigate, but control panels use a variety of methods to adjust features on your TV. The following pages detail how to use these controls to customize the functions of your TV.
  • Page 27: Control Panels

    Control Panels Control panels allow you to adjust the default settings on many features of your TV. 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 28: Choice Lists

    Menus And Features Choice Lists Choice lists are used to choose a particular setting from a list. When the choice list appears, the highlighted item is the one that is currently selected, or “in use.” Point to a choice on a menu and press MENU•PROG to select that choice.
  • Page 29: Audio Menu

    Audio Output & Speakers (Not available on the MG25326) Displays a choice list that lets you turn the TV’s internal speakers on or off and set the audio outputs to fixed- level or variable control level.
  • Page 30: Picture Quality Menu

    When exiting this menu, the Save Personal Picture Preset choice list will appear. You can choose either Yes or No. If you save the settings as a Personal Picture Preset, the TV will store the settings so you can reselect them easily if someone changes the settings.
  • Page 31: Using Closed Captioning

    5 Time 6 Parental Control 1 Closed-Caption Display 7 Setup 2 Closed-Caption Mode 0 Exit 3 Menu Language 0 Exit Screen Menu for MG25326 and MG27526 SCREEN 1 Closed-Caption Display 2 Closed-Caption Mode 3 Menu Language 4 Picture Tilt 0 Exit...
  • Page 32: Channel Menu

    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. Auto Channel Search Searches automatically for all the channels available through the antenna input.
  • Page 33: Time Menu

    Not connected Choose this if you do not have a component connected to an antenna or video input on the back of the TV, or if you don’t want the TV to tune to a channel when the particular component button is pressed.
  • Page 34: Parental Controls Menu

    If you do not lock parental controls, none of the settings for Channel Block or Front Panel Block will take effect. If you forget your password, press and hold TV on the remote and the MENU button on the television simultaneously for 3 seconds.
  • Page 35: Setup Menu

    The setup routine is detailed earlier in the manual in the Interactive Setup section. The first screen of the Interactive Setup appears automatically when you turn on your TV for the first time or after a power outage. You can also access the Interactive Setup from the Main Menu.
  • Page 37: Reference

    Maybe something is between the remote and the remote sensor. • Maybe the remote is not aimed directly at the component (TV or VCR) you are trying to control. • Maybe remote is not in TV Mode. Press the TV button so remote will control TV.
  • Page 38: Care And Cleaning

    While cleaning do not spray liquid directly on the screen, or allow liquid to run down the screen and inside the TV. Also, avoid placing drinks or vases with water on top of the TV. This could increase the risk of fire or shock hazard or damage to the TV.
  • Page 39: Index

    Auto Channel Search 13, 30 Auto Color 28 Auto Tuning 14, 16 SAT/Cable Channel 15, 31 VCR1 Channel 14, 30 VCR2 Channel 15, 30 Back of the TV 6 Basic Connection 4, 5 Basic Picture Controls 28 Batteries 10, 33 Black Level 28 Buttons...
  • Page 40 Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only add delays in service for your product. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©1999 Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc. Trademark(s)®...

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