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IMPORTANT!
Model Number: RC5240P
The following information should be added to the Troubleshooting Section in chapter 6 of your
User's Manual. In order for you to get optimum use from your RC5240P DVD player, please keep
this sheet with your User's Manual for future reference. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Programming the Remote

The remote can be programmed to control most brands of remote controllable TVs. The remote is already programmed to
control most RCA, PROSCAN, and GE TVs.

Testing the remote

To determine whether the remote needs to be programmed, turn the TV ON, point the remote at the TV, and press the TV
button. Then press POWER or CH+ (channel up) or CH- (channel down) to see if the TV responds to the remote commands. If
not, the remote needs to be programmed.

Entering Codes

To control a TV that is not an RCA, PROSCAN or GE TV, you'll need to enter the specific codes for the brand of TV you have.
1. Turn on the TV to be programmed.
2. Look up the brand and code number(s) for the TV on the code list on the reverse side of this sheet.
3. Point the DVD Player's remote at the TV.
4. Press and hold the TV button on the remote.
5. Enter the code from the Remote Control code list (see reverse).
6. Release the TV button, and then press ON•OFF to see if the TV responds to the command. If it doesn't, try pressing the TV
button and then ON•OFF again.
7. If you get no response, repeat these steps using the next code listed for your brand, until the TV responds to the remote
commands.
Note: This remote may not be compatible with all brands and models of televisions.
Important!
You must continue pressing the TV button while you enter the code.
For example, let's say you have a Zenith TV. To program the remote to operate the TV you would:
Press and hold the TV button while you enter the first code listed for Zenith in the TV Codes column.
Release the TV button. Press ON•OFF to see if the TV responds. If it doesn't, follow the same steps, but enter the second code
instead of the first.
TOCOM 15801420
Addendum to User's Manual
Date: 5/09/01
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  • Page 1: Programming The Remote

    Entering Codes To control a TV that is not an RCA, PROSCAN or GE TV, you’ll need to enter the specific codes for the brand of TV you have. 1. Turn on the TV to be programmed.
  • Page 2 Quasar ... 1003, 1054, 1070, 1094 Radio Shack/Realistic ... 1000, 1004, 1006, ... 1012, 1038, 1049, 1095, 1162, 1171, 1172 RCA ... 1000, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, ... 1019, 1096, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1101, 1102 ... 1103, 1129, 1179, 1181, 1187 Rhapsody ...
  • Page 3 Corrections to the User’s Manual page 21 – The second press of the PAUSE button does not resume playback when playing audio CDs. page 28 – To stop random playback, press STOP twice and PLAY to resume normal playback. page 34 – To stop random playback, press STOP twice and PLAY to resume normal playback. page 35 –...
  • Page 5 DVD Player User's Manual Changing Entertainment. Again. RC5240P...
  • Page 6: Important Information

    Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and record the serial and model numbers in case you need them. The numbers are located on the back of the player. RC5240P Model No. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Serial No.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect ... 6 Types of Discs Your DVD Player will Play ... 6 Choose Your Connection ... 7 Cables Needed to Connect Components to Your TV ... 7 DVD Player + TV with Audio/Video Input Jacks ... 8 DVD Player + TV + VCR ...
  • Page 8 Table of Contents Chapter 3: Playing Audio CDs and MP3 Discs Loading and Playing an Audio CD ... 34 Audio CD Playback Features ... 34 Skipping Tracks ... 34 Time Search ... 34 Using the Repeat Feature ... 36 Playing MP3 Discs ... 37 Selecting Tracks ...
  • Page 9 Table of Contents Chapter 6: Other Information Troubleshooting ... 54 Warranty ... 56 Accessories Order Form ... 59 Index ... 61...
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  • Page 11 Chapter 1 Connections & Setup Chapter Overview: • Things to Consider • Choose your Connection • The Jacks on the Back of the DVD Player • Front Panel Controls • Installing the Batteries • How to Find Your TV’s Input Channel •...
  • Page 12: Chapter 1: Connections And Setup

    Connections and Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect Protect Against Power Surges • Connect all components before you plug any of their power cords into the wall outlet. • Turn off the TV and/or components before you connect or disconnect any cables. •...
  • Page 13: Choose Your Connection

    Choose Your Connection There are several ways to connect your DVD player. Please use the following chart to determine which connection is best for you. Turn to the appropriate page and connect your DVD player. Components Cables Needed to Connect Components to Your TV The pictures below show the cables needed for the connections represented in this book.
  • Page 14: Dvd Player + Tv With Audio/Video Input Jacks

    Connections and Setup PLAYER DVD Player + TV with Audio/Video Input Jacks Connect the audio cables to the AUDIO OUT L (left – white) and R (right – red) jacks on the back of your DVD Player, and to the corresponding Audio Input jacks on your TV. Connect the video cable.
  • Page 15: Dvd Player + Tv + Vcr

    PLAYER DVD Player + TV + VCR Connect the audio cables to the AUDIO OUT L (left – white) and R (right – red) jacks on the back of your DVD Player, and to the corresponding Audio Input jacks on your TV. Connect the video cable.
  • Page 16 Connections and Setup PLAYER Dolby Digital Both Dolby Digital and DTS are audio formats used to record 5.1-channel audio signals onto the digital track of film (while the film is being made). Both of these formats provide up to six separate channels: left, right, center, left rear, right rear, and common subwoofer.
  • Page 17: Dvd Player + Tv + Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital Or Dts Receiver

    DVD Player + TV + Dolby Digital or DTS Receiver To Connect the DVD Player 1. Connect the left and right audio cables to your audio/video receiver and to the AUDIO OUT L (left – white) and R (right – red) jacks on the back of your DVD Player. 2.
  • Page 18 Connections and Setup PLAYER VIDEO IN S-VIDEO DIGITAL AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT VIDEO OUT COAXIAL OPTICAL S-VIDEO PRO LOGIC OR STEREO RECEIVER OFF-AIR SIGNAL AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN ANT IN AUDIO IN CABLE chapter 1...
  • Page 19: Dvd Player + Tv + Dolby Pro Logic Or Stereo Receiver

    DVD Player + TV + Dolby Pro Logic or Stereo Receiver To Connect the DVD Player Connect the left and right audio cables to your audio/video receiver and to the AUDIO OUT FRONT L (left – white) and R (right – red) jacks on the back of your DVD Player. Connect the video cable.
  • Page 20 Connections and Setup PLAYER SATELLITE RECEIVER AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN S-VIDEO VIDEO IN DIGITAL AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT VIDEO OUT COAXIAL OPTICAL S-VIDEO AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO VIDEO S-VIDEO ANT IN OUT TO TV IN FROM ANT SATELLITE IN IN FROM ANT OUT TO TV SATELLITE SIGNAL...
  • Page 21: Dvd Player + Tv + Vcr + Satellite Receiver

    DVD Player + TV + VCR + Satellite Receiver Connect the audio cables to the AUDIO OUT L (left – white) and R (right – red) jacks on the back of your DVD Player, and to the corresponding Audio Input jacks on your TV. Connect the video cable.
  • Page 22: The Jacks On The Back Of The Dvd Player

    Connections and Setup The Jacks on the Back of the DVD Player When connecting, make sure you connect Output jacks to Input jacks, Video to Video, Right Audio to Right Audio, etc. AUDIO OUT R and L Insert audio cables (left and right) from these jacks on your DVD player to the corresponding Audio Input...
  • Page 23: Front Panel Controls

    Front Panel Controls ON • OFF 1. ON•OFF Use to turn the power on and off. 2. Disc Tray Discs are inserted here. Press OPEN•CLOSE to open and close disc tray. OPEN•CLOSE Press to open and close the disc tray. 4.
  • Page 24: Install Batteries In The Remote

    Connections and Setup insert batteries Install Batteries in the Remote Remove the battery compartment cover on the back of the remote. Insert new batteries. Match the polarities (+ and –) on the batteries with the diagram on the remote. Put the battery compartment cover back on the remote. Important Battery Information •...
  • Page 25: How To Find Your Tv's Video Input Channel

    The video channel on TVs varies for different brands and different models. In order for your DVD remote to work, your TV must be set on the correct video input channel. • If your TV brand is RCA, GE, or PROSCAN, press the TV button on theremote. Then press the INPUT button on the remote. •...
  • Page 26: A Quick Tour Of The Remote

    A Quick Tour of The Remote You can use this remote to control compatible components. The component buttons are programmed to operate some Proscan, RCA and GE components. The buttons must be programmed to operate other brands of components. (See “Programming the Remote”...
  • Page 27 ON•OFF SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE ZOOM MUTE PLAY MODE REPEAT GO BACK GUIDE INFO SELECT MENU CLEAR INPUT ANTENNA REVERSE PLAY FORWARD OPEN•CLOSE STOP PAUSE chapter 1 Connections and Setup GUIDE Accesses the DVD disc guide (if available). When playing a VCD, brings up the index menu.
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  • Page 29: Chapter 2: Playing Dvds

    Chapter 2 Playing DVDs Chapter Overview: • Regional Coding • Using Different Menus • Loading and Playing Discs • Using a Disc Menu • DVD Playback Features • Special Features Changing Entertainment. Again.
  • Page 30: Regional Coding

    Playing DVDs Regional Coding Both the DVD player and the discs are coded by region. These regional codes must match in order for the disc to play. If the codes don’t match, the disc won’t play. This player’s code is region 1. Using Different Menus Each disc is programmed with different features.
  • Page 31: Using A Disc Menu

    To Load and Play a Disc Turn on the TV and your DVD player (press ON•OFF on the player or the remote control). Press the OPEN•CLOSE button on the remote control or the front of the DVD Player. Place a disc gently into the tray with the disc’s label facing up (double-sided discs have content on both sides, so you can place either side up).
  • Page 32 Playing DVDs In this example, The Language setting is highlighted. To see language options, press OK on the remote. In the example on the left, English is highlighted. Press OK on the remote to play the disc with English dialog. Press the up/down arrow buttons to highlight the menu item you want to choose, and press OK.
  • Page 33: Dvd Playback Features

    DVD Playback Features Fast Motion Playback (Picture Scan) You can search in forward or reverse mode. In the above example, the picture advances 2 frames at a time. chapter 2 1. Press the REVERSE or FORWARD button on the remote during playback to search through a disc.
  • Page 34: Play Mode

    Playing DVDs Play Mode Random The Random option plays a disc’s chapters in random order. If there is more than one title, the title with the most chapters is selected. If there is more that one title and all titles have an equal amount of chapters, the first title is selected.
  • Page 35: Selecting A Chapter Number

    In the example above, the Chapter number is highlighted. Use the number buttons on the remote to enter the desired chapter number. chapter 2 Selecting a Chapter Number Press the INFO button on the remote control to bring up the Info banner. Press INFO again to highlight the Chapter number.
  • Page 36: Subtitles

    Playing DVDs Subtitles When a DVD is recorded with subtitles, you can use the Subtitle feature to view the subtitles on-screen. To turn subtitles on: When the SUBTITLE button is pressed twice, subtitles will be displayed in the default language. Changing the Audio Language When a DVD is recorded with multiple soundtracks, you can use the Audio feature to temporarily change the audio language (the language of the soundtrack).
  • Page 37: Using The Repeat Feature

    Using the Repeat Feature There are four repeat options: • Off • Chapter – repeats the chapter that is playing • Title – repeats the title that is playing • A-B Repeat – repeats a selected segment of the disc Repeating a Chapter or Title The REPEAT button toggles between chapter repeat, title repeat, AB repeat and off.
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  • Page 39: Chapter 3: Playing Audio Cds And Mp3 Discs

    Playing Audio CDs and MP3 discs Chapter Overview: • Loading and Playing an Audio CD • Audio CD Playback Features • Playing MP3 Discs Changing Entertainment. Again. Chapter 3...
  • Page 40: Loading And Playing An Audio Cd

    Playing Audio CDs and MP3 Discs Loading and Playing an Audio CD Before you load a disc, make sure that it is compatible with the player. Note that the following discs CANNOT be used with this player: • Laserdisc • CD-I, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM •...
  • Page 41: Play Mode

    Playing Audio CDs and MP3 Discs Play Mode Random The Random option plays a disc’s tracks in random order. 1. Press STOP to stop playback. 2. Press PLAY MODE on the remote control (the Play Mode info banner appears). 3. Press the PLAY MODE button until the Random option is displayed. 4.
  • Page 42: Using The Repeat Feature

    Playing Audio CDs and MP3 Discs Using the Repeat Feature There are four repeat options: • Repeat Off – Repeat is turned off • Disc – repeats the entire disc • Track – repeats the track that is playing • A-B Repeat – repeats a selected segment of the disc To Repeat a Track or Disc: 1.
  • Page 43: Playing Mp3 Discs

    Playing Audio CDs and MP3 Discs Playing MP3 discs When you play a MP3 disc, the MP3 menu will be displayed instead of the DVD player menu. The DVD player menu is not available when playing MP-3 discs. MP3 TRACK TOTAL: 164 TRACK LIST When you first load an MP3 disc, press PLAY to bring up the track list.
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  • Page 45: Chapter 4: Playing Video Cds

    Chapter 4 Playing Video CDs Chapter Overview: • What is Video CD? • The Video CD Disc Menu • Loading and Playing a Video CD • Video CD Playback Features VIDEO CD Changing Entertainment. Again.
  • Page 46: What Is A Video Cd

    Playing Video CDs What is a Video CD? Like DVD video discs, Video CDs contain picture and sound content. Video CDs (VCDs) are encoded in a different format. VCDs don’t hold as much information as DVD discs and the picture quality is not as high. VCDs can have more than one title.
  • Page 47: Resuming Playback Control

    Resuming Playback Control To resume the Playback Control mode, press MENU (the disc’s menu appears). Using the Time Search Feature You can use the Time Search feature to begin playback from any point on the disc (in the currently playing title) by entering the elapsed time.
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  • Page 49: Chapter 5: The Menu System

    Chapter 5 The Menu System Chapter Overview: • The Display Menu • The Sound Menu • The Password Menu • The Preferences Menu Changing Entertainment. Again.
  • Page 50: The Setup Menu

    The Menu System The Setup Menu The Display Menu 4x3 PS (Pan & Scan) 4x3 Letterbox 16x9 Widescreen Image Depending on the type of television you have, you may want to adjust the screen setting (aspect ratio). The default setting is 4x3 (pan & scan). With no disc playing, press MENU (the main menu appears).
  • Page 51: Video Out

    DISPLAY MENU IMAGE VIDEO OUT S-VIDEO LANGUAGE COMPONENT MAIN MENU SET VIDEO TYPE The Display Menu with the VIDEO OUT option selected. DISPLAY MENU IMAGE VIDEO OUT LANGUAGE ENGLISH FRANCAIS ESPANOL MAIN MENU MENU LANGUAGE The Display Menu with the Language option highlighted.
  • Page 52: The Sound Menu

    The Menu System The Sound Menu Selecting Digital Output Type If you have a receiver with a digital signal input, use this feature to select your player’s type of digital output. OFF No signal is output from the optical or coaxial port. BITSTREAM Select this option when the DVD player is connected with a power amplifier through optical or coaxial port.
  • Page 53: Speakers

    Speakers The Front Speaker feature has two options: • STEREO+ If you have a Dolby Pro Logic receiver hooked up, select this option so the receiver can decode the signals and reproduce a surround sound effect. • STEREO Select this option if you have a stereo receiver hooked up. SOUND MENU DIGITAL OUT RANGE...
  • Page 54: The Password Menu

    The Menu System The Password Menu Creating a Password You can use a password to control what types of movies your family watches. PASSWORD MENU CHANGE PASSWORD PASSWORD MODE MAIN MENU CHANGE PASSWORD Setting a Password gives you control over what type of content your family watches.
  • Page 55: The Preferences Menu

    The Preferences Menu If the Password mode is on, the Preferences menu will appear grayed out and you won’t be able to select it. In order to use the Preferences menu, Password mode must be turned off. If Password mode is on, turn it off in the Password menu and exit the menu system completely.
  • Page 56: Changing The Disc Menu Language

    The Menu System Changing the Disc Menu Language Use the Disc Menu option to select the language you want a DVD’s disc menu to be displayed in (not the same as the player menu). 1. With no disc playing, press MENU (the main menu appears). 2.
  • Page 57: Dimming The Front Display

    Dimming the Front Display The DIMMER option is used to dim the display on the front of the player. 1. With no disc playing, press MENU (the main menu appears). 2. Use the down arrow to highlight Preferences (the Preferences menu appears). 3.
  • Page 58: Language Code List

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  • Page 59: Chapter 6: Other Information

    Chapter 6 Other Information Chapter Overview: • Troubleshooting • Limited Warranty • Accessory Ordering Information Changing Entertainment. Again.
  • Page 60: Troubleshooting

    Reference Troubleshooting Common Problem No Power Power turns itself off Player fails to start, even when PLAY is pressed Play commences but then stops immediately No picture Picture is distorted during forward and reverse scan No sound or distorted sound No operations can be performed with remote icon appears on screen...
  • Page 61 Troubleshooting DVD Problem Subtitle and/or audio language is not the one selected from the initial setting No on-screen display The menu is displayed in a foreign language Play doesn’t begin when a title is selected No forward or reverse scan Disc won’t play Desired angle cannot be changed Picture is not displayed...
  • Page 62 Reference Limited Warranty RCA Digital Video Disc (DVD) Player What your warranty covers: • Defect in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • 90 days from date of purchase - Unit exchange, which includes parts and labor.
  • Page 63: Warranty

    Thomson assumes no responsibility for warranty shipments from the customer to the factory if not shipped in the manner prescribed by Thomson. Return transportation, storage, handling and insurance costs are your responsibility. We accept no responsibility in case of damage or loss. To receive a replacement unit after we have received your unit: •...
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  • Page 65: Accessories Order Form

    Accessories and Order Form Optical Plug to Optical Plug DV3 (3 ft.) DV6 (6 ft.) Optical Plug to Optical Plug DV3 (3 ft.) DV6 (6 ft.) Optical Plug to Mini Plug DV3M (3 ft.) DV6M (6 ft.) Coaxial Digital Audio Cable reset Surge Protector (SCTV160) chapter 6...
  • Page 66 Reference Charge your order on your VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card by filling in below U S E Y O U R C R E D I T I M P O R T A N T : Copy complete account number from your VISA card My card expires: I M P O R T A N T :...
  • Page 67: Index

    Index Symbols 16 x 9 wide 44 4 x 3 Letterbox 44 4 x 3 Standard 44 A-B repeat Audio CD 36 DVD 31 Accessories 59 ANGLE button 20, 30 Arrow buttons 21 Aspect ratio 44 Audio Dolby Digital 10 AUDIO button 20, 30 Audio CD loading a disc 34...
  • Page 68 Reference S-VIDEO jack 16 Satellite connecting 15 Search fast motion playback 27 Selecting Chapter number 29 Title number 29 Skipping Chapters 27 Skipping Tracks CDs 34 MP3 37 VCDs 40 Sound Menu 46 Speakers 47 STOP button 21 Subtitles turning on/off 30 selecting a language 30 codes 52 SUBTITLE button 20...
  • Page 69 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. Thomson multimedia Inc. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2001 Thomson multimedia Inc. Trademark(s)®...

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