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  • Page 1 TV/DVD User's Guide Changing Entertainment. Again.
  • Page 2 RADIATION MAY BE PRESENT WHEN THE ENCLOSURE IS OPENED. DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM. Product Registration Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. For U.S. customers: Your RCA Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at Registering this product allows us to contact you if needed.
  • Page 3: Important Safeguards

    1. READ INSTRUCTIONS All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the unit is operated. 2. RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. 3. HEED WARNINGS All warnings on the unit and in the operating instructions should be adhered to. 4.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 12. POWER-CORD PROTECTION Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance.
  • Page 5 26. SOUND DISTORTION Do not allow the product to output distorted sound for an extended period of time. It may cause speaker overheating and fire. 27. HEADPHONES When you use the headphones, keep the volume at a moderate level. If you use the headphones continu- ously with high volume sound, it may cause hearing damage.
  • Page 6: Features

    Video Aspect Ratio - You can change the aspect ratio of the screen for your monitor. TV Features 120V AC or DC Operation - This TV/DVD is designed to operate from household AC current or from a 12V DC car cigarette lighter socket.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Marking desired scenes ..38 Changing soundtrack language/Subtitles ..39 Changing angles/Title selection/DVD menu ... 40 Additional Information Setting the aspect ratio of TV screen/ Setting on screen display ... 41 Dynamic Range Control ..42 Parental control setting ..43 Changing the parental level ...
  • Page 8: Safety Precautions

    IMPORTANT NOTES: • The TV/DVD is designed for use with a 12V DC automotive power supply. Never use it in a truck, bus, or any other car that has a 24V power supply. • Be sure to stop your car in a safe area before watching or adjusting the TV/DVD.
  • Page 9: Parts And Functions

    Front Rear DC input jack AC power cord Parts and functions STOP button OPEN/CLOSE button Power indicator Remote sensor POWER button VOLUME UP/DOWN buttons CHANNEL UP/DOWN buttons RF IN jack AUDIO (L/R)/ VIDEO OUT jacks COAXIAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack Disc tray SKIP buttons Headphones jack...
  • Page 10: Remote Control

    CH / Select channel of TV Cursor buttons SELECT/ENTER Enter information in the menu 14,20~22,24,28,29 SETUP/TV MENU TV mode - Display menu of TV DVD mode - Call up initial setup mode DVD MENU Display DVD menu CANCEL Reset information in the menu 20,22,23,35,37,38,43,44...
  • Page 11: Power Sources

    TV/DVD DC input jack. Connect the smaller plug on the end of the cord to the DC input jack on the rear of the TV/DVD, then insert the other end of the car cord into the cigarette lighter socket of your car.
  • Page 12: Antenna Connections

    • When the TV/DVD is not in use, always discon- nect it from the car cigarette lighter socket to avoid a battery drain. • If the TV/DVD is to be directly connected to a 12V DC power source, for example, recrea- tional vehicle (RV) applications, make sure the power cord is connected after the ignition switch to avoid battery drain.
  • Page 13: Cable Tv Connections

    SCRAMBLED PREMIUM CHANNELS If you subscribe to a cable TV service in which basic channels are unscrambled and premium channels require the use of a converter/descrambler box, you may wish to use a signal splitter and an A/B switch box (available from the cable company or an electronics supply store).
  • Page 14: Setting The Language

    • The TV section has its own menu and also DVD section has its own menu (see page 28). Press POWER to turn on the TV/DVD. Press TV MENU in the TV mode. The TV menu screen will appear. Press to select option.
  • Page 15: Tv Operation

    For channels 10 and above, press the 2 digits in order. CABLE Mode Direct Channel Selection When the TV/CABLE menu option is in the CABLE position, channels can be selected as follows: TO SELECT Cable TV CHANNELS: 1-9: Press “0”...
  • Page 16: Quick View

    VOL + or –. SLEEP To set the TV/DVD to turn off after a preset amount of time, press SLEEP on the remote control. The clock will count down 10 minutes for each press of SLEEP (120, 110, ...10, 0).
  • Page 17: Closed Caption

    • 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.
  • Page 18: Memorizing Channels

    Memorizing channels This TV/DVD is equipped with a channel memory feature which allows channels to skip up or down to the next channel set into memory, skipping over unwanted channels. Before selecting channels, they must be programmed into the TV/DVD’s memory. In addition to normal VHF and UHF channels, this TV/DVD can receive up to 113 Cable TV channels.
  • Page 19 AUTOMATIC MEMORY TUNING Press TV MENU in the TV mode. The TV menu screen will appear. Press select option. Press to select the “AUTO CH MEMORY”. Press . The TV will begin memorizing all the channels available in your area.
  • Page 20: Setting The V-Chip

    Setting the V-Chip An age limitation can be set to forbid children to see and hear violent scenes or pictures for adults, etc. The TV/DVD corresponds to "TV RATING" and "MOVIE RATING". To use the V-Chip function, you must register a password.
  • Page 21 14 years old and above TV-MA: 17 years old and above When you select TV- Y7, TV-PG, TV-14 or TV-MA, press DISPLAY/CALL to show the contained rating. Press to select the desired item you want. Press the setting “ON” or “OFF”.
  • Page 22: To Change Password

    Setting the V-Chip TO CHANGE PASSWORD Press TV MENU in the TV mode. The TV menu screen will appear. Press to select Press to select the “PASSWORD”. Enter the Password using number buttons (0-9), then press ENTER. If you put a wrong number, press CANCEL.
  • Page 23: Picture Control Adjustment

    COLOR greenish color TINT makes picture clearer SHARPNESS After your desired setting changes press TV MENU until the menu screen disappears. CANCEL Pressing CANCEL while making picture adjustments will return all adjustments to the factory preset levels. PICTURE...
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Picture Preference

    Bright and dynamic picture (factory-set) MOVIE Movie-like picture setting (factory-set) MEMORY Your personal preferences (set by you; see “Picture control adjustment” on the page 23) After your desired setting, press TV MENU until the MENU screen disappears. PICTURE PICTURE PREFERENCE / MENU PICTURE...
  • Page 25: Stereo And Second Audio Program (Sap)

    Stereo and second audio program (SAP) The TV/DVD is equipped with a feature known as Multi-channel TV Sound or MTS. MTS broadcasts greatly enhance TV viewing by bringing you programs with high fidelity stereo sound. MTS also provides an extra channel called the Second Audio Program or SAP which broadcasters can use to transmit a second language for bilingual transmission or for other purposes.
  • Page 26: Disc

    DISC This TV/DVD applies to DVD discs from Region 1 or ALL. The loaded Disc (DVD, Audio-CD and WMA/JPEG-CD) will be recognized automatically. The suitable Disc-formats are: DVD, CD-R and CD-RW. Some CD-R/RW discs may be incompatible. DISC WARNING Do not play DVD-ROM, DVD-Audio, CDV, Video-CD or CD-G to prevent accidental erasure of prerecorded material.
  • Page 27: Preparation/Status Display Of Disc

    NOTE: When connecting to other equipment, unplug the TV/DVD from the AC outlet. Press POWER on the TV/DVD or on the remote control to turn on the TV/DVD. The POWER indicator will light. • Every time you press POWER, the TV/DVD starts from TV mode.
  • Page 28: Setting Setup Language

    Setting setup language The setup language can be selected. Press TV/DVD to select the DVD mode. “No Disc” will appear on the screen. (If a DVD disc has already loaded, the playback will start auto- matically.) Press SETUP in the stop mode.
  • Page 29: Playback Procedure

    ” appears on the screen for approx. 4 seconds. Press PLAY to resume playback (from the scene point). • If you press STOP again(“ unload the disc, the TV/DVD will clear the stopped point. Then press OPEN/CLOSE. The disc tray opens. Remove the disc and press POWER.
  • Page 30: Special Playback

    Special playback There may be a slight delay between when you press the button and the function activating. NOTE: The TV/DVD is capable of holding a still video image or On screen display image on your television screen indefinitely. If you leave the still video...
  • Page 31: Wma/Jpeg Playback

    1 (PLAY) to resume playback (from the screen. Press 1 the scene point). • If you press 3 3 3 3 3 (STOP) again or unload the disc, the TV/ DVD will clear the stopped point. NOTES: • During WMA/JPEG-Playback, you cannot use SEARCH, A-B Repeat functions.
  • Page 32: Jpeg Cd Playback

    Press ENTER. The selected picture appears on the TV screen. Press 3 3 3 3 3 (STOP) to end playback. The file menu appears on the TV screen. If you want to watch the other file, repeat steps 4-5. (continued) Reading...
  • Page 33: Setting The Jpeg Interval

    Plays back images in the form of a slide show in 15 second intervals. Press SETUP or RETURN to remove the MENU screen. Language Picture Sound Parental Other /Enter/Setup/Return Language Picture Sound Parental Other Tv Screen Display JPEG Interval Select Files /Enter/Setup/Return Language Picture Sound Parental Other Tv Screen Display...
  • Page 34: Setting The Select Files

    Displays only JPEG files. Press SETUP or RETURN to remove the MENU screen. Language Picture Sound Parental Other /Enter/Setup/Return Language Picture Sound Parental Other Tv Screen Display JPEG Interval Select Files /Enter/Setup/Return Language Picture Sound Parental Other Tv Screen Display...
  • Page 35: Zooming/Locating Desired Scene

    • Some discs may not respond to zoom feature. Zooming/Locating desired scene Zooming This TV/DVD will allow you to zoom in on the frame image. You can then make selections by switching the position of the frame. Press TV/DVD to select the DVD mode.
  • Page 36: Repeat Playback

    Repeat playback NOTES: • Some discs may not work with the repeat operation. • In A-B repeat mode, subtitles near point A or B may not appear. • During the A-B Repeat Playback the ANGLE feature will not operate. • You may not be able to set A-B Repeat, depending on the scenes of the DVD.
  • Page 37: Program Playback/Random Playback (Cd)

    Program playback/Random playback (CD) NOTES: • To cancel program play, select “Clear” at step 4 and press ENTER. • The program is cancelled when you open the disc tray or turn the power off. • Random playback can not be combined with Repeat playback.
  • Page 38: Marking Desired Scenes

    Marking desired scenes The TV/DVD stores the points that you want to watch again. You can resume playback from that scene. NOTES: • The marking is canceled when you open the disc tray or turn the power off. • Some subtitles recorded around the marker may fail to appear.
  • Page 39: Changing Soundtrack Language/Subtitles

    Changing soundtrack language/Subtitles NOTES: • If the desired language is not heard after pressing the AUDIO button several times, the language is not recorded on the disc. • Changing soundtrack language is cancelled when you open the disc tray. The initial default language or available language will be heard if the disc is played back again.
  • Page 40: Changing Angles/Title Selection/Dvd Menu

    Changing angles/Title selection/DVD menu NOTES: • Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to change the angles even if multi-angles are recorded on the DVD. • Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to select the title. Depending on the DVD, a “title menu”...
  • Page 41: Setting The Aspect Ratio Of Tv Screen/Setting On Screen Display

    Setting the aspect ratio of TV screen/Setting on screen display NOTE: It is not always possible for the DVD disc to display the picture as per your preferred picture setting - for example, if you select “4:3 Panscan”, the disc may not offer this option.
  • Page 42: Dynamic Range Control

    • This function works only during play- back of Dolby Digital recorded discs. • The level of Dynamic Range Reduction may differ depending on DVD video disc. Press TV/DVD to select DVD mode. Press SETUP in the stop mode or No Disc. Press to select “Sound”.
  • Page 43: Parental Control Setting

    (especially with DVD discs). Each setup will be retained in the memory when you turn the power off. • Depending on the discs, the TV/DVD cannot limit playback. • Some discs may not be encoded with specific rating level information though its disc jacket says “adult.”...
  • Page 44: Changing The Parental Level

    Changing the parental level Note: If you forget the password... In the No Disc DVD mode, press and hold STOP on the unit, and simultaneously press and hold 7 on the remote control for more than 3 seconds. “PASSWORD CLEAR” appears on the screen. The password has been cleared.
  • Page 45: Temporary Disabling Of Rating Level By Dvd Disc

    Temporary disabling of rating level by DVD disc Depending on the DVD disc, the disc may try to temporarily cancel the rating level that you have set. It is up to you to decide whether to cancel the rating level or not. NOTE: This temporary cancellation of rating level will be kept until the disc is ejected.
  • Page 46: Setting Menu Language

    Setting menu language You can select the language of the disc menu messages of DVDs. Press SETUP in the stop mode. Press to select “Language”. Press or ENTER. Then press to select “Menu”. Press or ENTER. Press to select your desired language, then press ENTER.
  • Page 47: Setting Subtitle Language

    • The TV/DVD will automatically select the same language in the AUDIO setting. • When the TV/DVD selects the same language as the AUDIO, the subtitles will not appear during playback. • When you do not use the same language as the AUDIO, the subtitles will appear during playback.
  • Page 48: Setting Audio Soundtrack Language

    Setting audio soundtrack language The same audio soundtrack language can always be selected by your TV/DVD even if you replace the disc or turn the power off. NOTE: If the selected language is not recorded on the disc, the original language will be heard.
  • Page 49: Language Code List

    Enter the appropriate code number for the initial settings “AUDIO”, “SUBTITLE” and/or “MENU LANGUAGE” (see pages 46~48). Language Name Code Language Name Code Language Name Code Language Name Code Abkhazian 1112 Fiji Afar 1111 Finnish Afrikaans 1116 French Albanian 2927 Frisian Amharic 1123...
  • Page 50: Connections To Other Equipment

    Connections to other equipment The exact arrangement you use to interconnect various video and audio components to this TV/DVD is depend- ent on the model and features of each component. Check the Owner's Manual provided with each component for the location of video and audio inputs and outputs.
  • Page 51 3. To connect the TV/DVD to a TV Game Console The TV/DVD can also be used as a display device for many video games. However, due to the wide variety of different types of signal generated by these devices and subsequent hook-up variations required, they have not all been included in the suggested connection diagrams.
  • Page 52: Problems And Troubleshooting

    Problems and troubleshooting Use the following check list for troubleshooting when you have problems with your TV/DVD. Consult your local dealer or service outlet if problems persist. Be sure all connections are properly made when using with other units. SYMPTOMS POWER TV/DVD does not operate.
  • Page 53 • The setup does not match your TV. • Select Display On. • The setup does not match your stereo system. • Turn off the TV/DVD and unplug the AC power cord for several minutes, then replug it. • Check the RATING LEVEL setup.
  • Page 54: Specifications

    60-85 (AAA)-(ZZZ) 86-94 (86)-(94) 95-99 (A-5)-(A-1) 100-125 (100)-(125) 01 (5A) Video : (RCA) 1 Vp-p/75 ohm Audio : (RCA) –8 dBm/50K ohm Video : (RCA) 1 Vp-p/75 ohm Audio : (RCA) –12 dBm/1K ohm Wavelength: 775 - 815 nm Maximum output power: 0.5 mW...
  • Page 55 Service Center may charge to transport your unit to and from your home. • To identify your nearest Authorized RCA Service Center, ask your dealer, look in the Yellow Pages, visit , or call 1-800-336-1900. •...
  • Page 56: Warranty

  • Page 60 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 Inc. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2004 Thomson Inc. Trademark(s)®...

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