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Changing Entertainment. Again.


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  • Page 1 HDTV Monitor User’s Guide Changing Entertainment. Again.
  • Page 2: Important Information

    Product Registration Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. For US customers: Your RCA Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at Registering this product allows us to contact you if needed. Product Information Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    If an outside antenna is connected to the TV receiver, be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built up static charges.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Set up the Parental Control menu in the TV’s main menu (Chapter 3 has details). • The broadcasters must use the rating system when they send the program to your TV in order for your TV to block the program.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Complete the Initial Setup ... 16 Set the Menu Language ... 16 Changing Lists and Labels ... 17 Auto Convergence (for models D40W20, D40W20B, D52W20, D52W20B, D56W20, D56W20B, D61W20 and D61W20B only) ... 17 Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control The Buttons on the Remote Control...
  • Page 6: Things To Consider Before You Connect

    Important Stand and Base Safety Information Choose the location for your TV carefully. Place the TV on a stand or base that is of adequate size and strength to prevent the TV from being accidentally tipped over, pushed off, or pulled off. This could cause personal injury and/or damage the TV.
  • Page 7: Choose Your Connection

    Choose Your Connection There are several ways to connect your TV. Please use the following chart to determine which connection is best for you. Proceed to the appropriate page and connect your TV. Note for US customers: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service Representative who will visit your home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation.
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  • Page 9: Tv + Hdtv Tuner + Vcr + Dvd Player

    A. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the CMP2 L and R audio jacks on the back of the TV and to the Audio Output jacks on the DVD player. B. Connect three video grade cables to the CMP2 Y PB PR jacks on the back of the TV and to the Y PB PR jacks on the DVD player.
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  • Page 11: Tv + Satellite Receiver + Vcr

    B. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the VID2 L/MONO and R Audio jacks on the back of the TV and to the Audio Output jacks on the VCR. C. Connect the video cable to the VID2 V (Video) jack on the back of the TV and to the Video Output jack on the VCR.
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  • Page 13: Tv + Dvd + Vcr

    TV and to the Audio Output jacks on the DVD player. B. Connect three video grade cables to the CMP1 Y PB PR jacks on the back of the TV and to the Y PB PR jacks on the DVD player.
  • Page 14: Tv+ A/V Receiver Or Speakers

    2. Use speaker wire to connect the TV to external speakers. • The EXT/INT switch beside the jacks let you turn the TV’s internal speakers on or off. If you connect external speakers, slide the switch to EXT so the audio is sent to the external speakers only.
  • Page 15: Explanation Of Jacks

    AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT Lets you connect an amplifier or audio receiver for improved sound quality or an external video monitor. • FIXED AUDIO L/R Provides fixed-level audio output from the TV. This audio output is ideal for connecting an A/V receiver when you want to control the volume through the A/V receiver.
  • Page 16: The Front Of Your Tv

    The TV has front inputs for convenience: one set of audio/video input jacks, an S-Video jack and a headphones jack. The jacks are ideal for using a video game console or a camcorder. Locate the jacks either on the front of the TV or on one of the sides.
  • Page 17: Front Panel Buttons

    Front Panel Buttons If you cannot locate your remote, you can use the front panel buttons of your TV to operate many of the TV’s features. MENU/OK Brings up the Main menu. In the menu system, it selects highlighted items.
  • Page 18: Complete Auto Channel Search

    OK. Complete Auto Channel Search The next screen asks you to make sure you've connected the TV to a cable, satellite, or off-air signal. When you're sure that a signal is connected to your TV, press OK on your remote to go to the Channel setup screen.
  • Page 19: Changing Lists And Labels

    6. When you are finished creating your label, press OK. For models D34W20 and D34W20B, press CLEAR to tune to the last selected/available channel in your channel list. For models D40W20, D40W20B, D52W20, D52W20B, D56W20, D56W20B, D61W20 and D61W20B, select Go back to go to the Auto Convergence menu.
  • Page 20: Chapter 2: Using The Remote Control

    CH + or CH - Scans up or down through the current channel list. Press once to change the channel up or down; press and hold to continue changing channels. For some GE, RCA or Proscan DVD players, the CH buttons work as chapter skip buttons.
  • Page 21: Using The Remote Control

    SWAP When using PIP, swaps the main picture with the PIP window. When using POP, swaps the left and right pictures. TV Turns on the TV and puts the remote in TV mode. Also displays the channel banner. VCR Puts the remote in VCR mode and, if Autotuning is enabled, will turn on the TV and tune to the correct input channel.
  • Page 22: Programming The Remote

    Find Out If You Need to Program the Remote To determine whether the universal remote needs to be programmed to operate one of the components connected to your TV, such as a VCR, do the following: 1. Turn on the component (in this example, a VCR).
  • Page 23: How To Use The Remote After You've Programmed It

    DVD, VCR, satellite receiver, etc.) it uses operational modes triggered by the component buttons. For example, if you want the remote to operate the TV, you would press the TV button to put the remote into TV mode before you could control the TV.
  • Page 24: Volume Punchthrough

    You may find this feature helpful if you’ve connected your components to an audio/video receiver (A/V receiver) or amplifier, but you want to use the TV’s remote control to operate the volume for a component that is connected to the audio/video receiver.
  • Page 25: Cable Box Codes

    Pioneer...2006, 2033, 2042, 2064 Portland...2012, 2013, 2015, 2056 Proscan...2000, 2001, 2072 Quasar...2017, 2018, 2066 RCA ... 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2017,2033, 2034, 2043, 2044, ... 2045, 2053,2060, 2063, 2066, 2070, 2072, 2073, 2079 Radio Shack ...2010, 2047, 2068 Radioshack/Realistic ...2007, 2009, 2010, 2017, ...
  • Page 26: Channel Banner

    Using the TV’s Features Channel Banner There are several indicators that might appear when you press the TV or INFO button on the remote. This display is called the Channel Banner. The following list describes the items on the Channel Banner screen (left to right and top to bottom).
  • Page 27: How To Set Up The Autotuning Feature

    Channel 3/4 switch is set to channel 3. VID1 or VID2 (Video Input) Component is connected to a VIDEO or S-Video jack on the back of the TV and you want the TV to tune to a VID input channel when you press the corresponding component button.
  • Page 28: Parental Controls And V-Chip

    Once you block programs, you can unblock programs by entering a password. By default, the software inside your TV is turned “off.” For instructions to turn on V-Chip, go to page 31.
  • Page 29 2-6. It is not expected to frighten younger children. Chapter 3 Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Using the TV’s Features Rating Status Field Lets you select whether the status of the age-based rating limit to the left is View or Block.
  • Page 30: Blocking Specific Content Themes

    Adult language Sexual situations Violence Fantasy Violence To change all V-Chip movie or TV ratings to View, press the 0 number button. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Blocking Age-Based Ratings You can automatically block all program ratings above a specified age- based rating level.
  • Page 31: Canada V-Chip Ratings

    4. Press the OK button to change the status back to adult language content, but not programs with TV-MA language content. Note: Only the content theme status corresponding to TV-14 (L) language changes to (V) View. Higher rated content themes, such as that for TV-MA language, do not change.
  • Page 32: Blocking Canadian V-Chip Ratings

    Using the TV’s Features Rating Adults. Programming is for adults only. This program contains sustained violence or extremely violent 18 ans + scenes. Viewers 16 and over. Programming is not suitable for those under age 16. This program contains 16 ans + frequent scenes of violence or intensely violent scenes.
  • Page 33: Lock/Unlock Parental Controls

    Front Panel Block Selecting this option lets you block (disable) or unblock (enable) the TV’s front panel. The remote still tunes to any channel. When using this as a Parental Control method, remove access to any remote that is capable of operating the television while you have the front panel blocked.
  • Page 34: Pip (Picture-In-Picture) And Pop (Picture-Outside-Picture) Operation

    Using the TV’s Features PIP example POP example Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. PIP (Picture-in-Picture) and POP (Picture-outside-Picture) Operation The PIP (picture-in-picture) feature lets you display a second, smaller picture on top of the main picture. POP (picture-outside-picture) lets you display two windows side by side.
  • Page 35: Chapter 4: Using The Menu System

    Left & Right balance Use the left or right arrow to center the bar under the arrow to balance the left and right speakers. Amplifier Use the left or right arrow button to select External (if your TV is using external amplifier only) or Internal (if your TV is using the speakers in the TV).
  • Page 36: Picture Menu

    Low, Medium or High. Picture rotation (Available only on models D34W20 and D34W20B) Your TV has an extra large picture tube that makes it vulnerable to the effects of the Earth’s magnetic field. Press the down arrow to highlight Picture rotation, then press the left or right arrow to adjust the picture rotation.
  • Page 37: Using The Tv's Menu System

    Advanced (recommended) enables the feature only when the TV detects that movie playback quality could be improved. Advanced is the default setting. The On setting should only be used in rare circumstances when the TV is used solely with film-based sources (like DVDs on a non-progressive- scan player).
  • Page 38: Channel Guide Menu

    Use the OK button to choose between AM and PM. Wake up timer Lets you set the TV to turn itself on. When you turn on Wake up timer, the following options appear: Wake up time Lets you set the time you want the TV to turn itself on.
  • Page 39: Pip Menu

    Note: Pip size and position are not available for POP. Setup Menu The Setup menu lets you configure the TV to fit its surroundings and your preferences. To access the Setup menu, press MENU on the remote, and then select Setup from the main menu.
  • Page 40 Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Curtain effect Reveals the picture by "opening" it from the middle of the screen when the TV is switched on. Hides the picture by "closing" it from the sides when the TV is switched off.
  • Page 41: Troubleshooting

    Maybe the sound is muted. Try pressing the volume up button to restore sound. • If using S-Video or Y, PB, PR, remember to also connect the component’s left and right audio output jacks to the TV’s L and R Audio Input jacks.
  • Page 42: Other Information

    If you’re watching your VCR and it’s connected with coaxial cable to the CABLE/ANTENNA jack, tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (whichever channel is selected on the 3/4 switch on the back of your VCR). Also check to make sure the TV/VCR button on the VCR is in the correct mode (press the TV/VCR button on your VCR).
  • Page 43: Fcc Information

    While cleaning do not spray liquid directly on the screen, or allow liquid to run down the screen and inside the TV. Also, never place 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 44: Rca Hdtv Monitor Limited Warranty

    Pay an Authorized Service Center for the new, or at our option, refurbished replacement parts and picture tube required to repair your unit. How you get service: • Call 1-877-RCA-HDTV and have your unit’s date of purchase and model number ready. • A representative will troubleshoot your problem over the phone. •...
  • Page 46: Accessory Information

    You can buy some accessories on-line at: Screw-on Cable attaches to the round antenna connectors (called 75-ohm F-type) on the back of your VCR or TV. The ends screw onto the connectors VH81 (3-ft), price: $3.95 for a secure connection.
  • Page 47 Language 16, 37 Contrast 35 Lists and labels 17, 37 Contrast expand 34 Convergence 38 Curtain effect 38 Chapter 5 Maximum TV volume 37 Menu Button 16, 19 Channel guide 36 Language 16, 37 Parental control 36 Picture 34, 35...
  • Page 48 Visit the RCA website at 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 ©2003 Thomson Inc.

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