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

    This damage is not covered by your warranty. Cable TV Installer: This reminder is provided to call your attention to Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code (Section 54 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1) which provides guidelines for proper grounding and,...
  • Page 3: Introduction

    VCR or use the menus in your VCR to set up a recording. Requirements: • If there is a Demo Pin in the G-LINK jack on the back of the TV, remove it. • Complete the on-screen interactive setup. You’ll find detailed instructions in Chapter 1.
  • Page 4: 16:9 Mode

    The component video inputs can be used to connect a component video device directly. Autotuning Description: Allows you to set up the TV to automatically tune to a specific channel when you press a certain component button on the remote (VCR1, DVD, etc.).
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Choose Your Connection ... 7 Cables Needed to Connect Components to Your TV ... 7 How to Connect: TV + HD Receiver + VCR + DVD Player ... 8 How to Connect: TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR ... 10 How to Connect: TV + DVD + VCR ...
  • Page 6 Screen Menu ... 56 Using Closed Captioning... 57 Channel Menu ... 58 Time Menu ... 58 Chapter 5: Other Information Troubleshooting... 60 RCA HDTV Monitor Specifications... 63 Care and Cleaning ... 64 RCA HDTV Monitor Limited Warranty ... 65 Index ... 74...
  • Page 7: Chapter 1: Connections & Setup

    • Connections • Explanation of Input Jacks and Cables • Why You Should Connect the G-LINK Cable • The Front of Your TV • Plug in the TV • Put Batteries in the Remote • How to Use the Remote Control to Complete the Interactive Setup •...
  • Page 8: 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.
  • Page 9: Choose Your Connection

    Note: Please locate the G-LINK cable (provided) when you’re getting ready to set up your TV. You need to connect this cable to your TV and to your VCR and/or cable box in order for all of the features of the program guide to work properly.
  • Page 10: How To Connect: Tv + Hd Receiver + Vcr + Dvd Player

    If you are using an S-Video cable, you must also use audio cables. The S-Video cable only transfers video information. • If your DVD player has a component video output, we recommend you use the component video input on the TV instead of the standard video or S-Video connection. 2. Connect your VCR to your TV.
  • Page 11: Viewing The Components

    Important: If your RCA or PROSCAN HD receiver switches from a high definition output to a standard definition output, you will need to switch from the high resolution input channel to the standard definition INPUT2 (VID2) channel in order for you to view the signal.
  • Page 12: How To Connect: Tv + Satellite Receiver + Vcr

    A. Connect a coaxial cable to the VCR’s antenna output and to the ANTENNA/CABLE INPUT jack on the TV. B. Connect the VCR’s audio/video output jacks to the INPUT1 AUDIO (R and L) and VIDEO jacks on the TV using audio/video cables.
  • Page 13: How To Connect: Tv + Dvd + Vcr

    1. Connect your DVD Player to your TV. A. Connect the DVD player’s audio/video output jacks to the INPUT2 AUDIO (R and L) and VIDEO jacks on the TV using audio/video cables. If your DVD player has an S-Video output, you can make the video connection by using the S-Video jacks instead.
  • Page 14: How To Connect: A/V Receiver + 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. EXT sends audio to external speakers only. INT sends audio to the TV’s internal speakers only.
  • Page 15: Explanation Of Input Jacks And Cables

    (luminance) part of the picture. If a component you’re connecting to your TV (like a DVD) has an S-VIDEO jack, connect the DVD to the TV with an S-Video cable (not provided) for a better quality picture.
  • Page 16 The RF jack is necessary for reception of off-air broadcasts, cable, and satellite signals. This jack is required for antenna or cable connections. The RF jack on the TV is labeled ANTENNA/CABLE INPUT. An RG-6 coaxial cable is required for all satellite signal distribution.
  • Page 17: Why You Should Connect The G-Link Cable

    VCR and/or cable box. Cable Box – If your TV is connected to a cable box, you must connect the G-LINK cable to receive TV program listings for your area and to tune directly to a channel when the program guide is on your TV screen.
  • Page 18: The Front Of Your Tv

    The Front of Your TV Front Inputs The TV has front inputs for convenience: one set of audio/video inputs, and a headphone jack. Look for a hinged door and open the cover. Please note the illustration below shows a typical front input layout.
  • Page 19: Plug In The Tv

    Plug in the TV Plug the flat end of the cable into the POWER jack on the back of the TV. Then plug the end of the power cord into an appropriate wall outlet. Be sure to insert the plug completely.
  • Page 20: Complete The Interactive Setup

    2. Press OK to select that language. Complete Auto Channel Search The next part of the SETUP 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 21: The Guide Plus+ System Setup

    Go to page 15. The GUIDE Plus+ system is an on-screen interactive program guide that lists what shows are on TV in your area. In order to receive program listings, you need to complete the following steps. Step 1: Begin Setup Use the arrow buttons to highlight Setup and press OK.
  • Page 22 1. If your TV is connected to cable, highlight Yes and press OK. If your TV isn’t connected to cable, highlight No and press OK. 2. If you have a cable box connected to this TV, highlight Yes and press OK on your remote control.
  • Page 23 7. Highlight the channel to which you have to tune your TV in order to see cable programming, and press OK (a screen appears reminding you to connect your G-LINK cable to your TV and cable box).
  • Page 24 OK to begin testing. Important Note: When code testing is in progress, don’t touch your TV, VCR, or any of the remote controls for these products. 4. Look at the front display of your VCR. If your VCR turned on automatically and changed to channel 09, the test was successful.
  • Page 25: What To Expect

    The next time you turn on your TV, the GUIDE Plus+ system will appear on the screen. The following examples explain what you might see: • If all of the program information has been sent to your TV, the GUIDE Plus+ system appears with all of your TV program listings. •...
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  • Page 27: Chapter 2: Using The Remote Control

    Chapter 2 Using the Remote Control Chapter Overview: • The Buttons on the Remote Control • Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components • How To Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It • Code List Changing Entertainment. Again. Illustrations contained in this document are for representation only.
  • Page 28: The Buttons On The Remote Control

    Move (Arrows) Used to point to different items in the GUIDE Plus+ INFO system and TV menu and to adjust the menu controls. Also moves the PIP window when no menus are on the screen. AUX Puts the remote in AUX mode. Can also be programmed to operate most brands of an additional remote-controllable component.
  • Page 29: Using The Input Button

    SKIP Press once before changing channels and the TV will wait 30 seconds before returning you to the original channel. Press repeatedly to add more time. Also, activates Search function for some GE, RCA, or PROSCAN VCRs. SWAP When using PIP, swaps the main picture with the PIP window.
  • Page 30: Programming The Remote To Operate Other Components

    The universal remote can be programmed to operate most brands of remote controllable components. The remote is already programmed to operate most RCA, GE, and PROSCAN components. Also, the AUX button can be programmed to operate most brands of an additional remote-controllable component.
  • Page 31 Important You must continue pressing the component button while you enter the code. Let’s say you have a Zenith VCR. To program the universal remote to operate the VCR, you would: Press and hold the VCR1 button while you enter the first code listed for Zenith in the VCR Codes column.
  • Page 32: How To Use The Remote After You've Programmed It

    Because this universal remote can control several different components (TV, DVD, VCR, satellite receiver, etc.) it uses operational modes triggered by the component buttons. For example, if you want the remote to control the TV, you would press the TV button to put the remote into TV mode before you could control the TV.
  • Page 33: Vcr Codes

    Quarter ... 2011 Quartz ... 2011 Quasar ... 2021, 2022, 2125 RCA ... 2000, 2001, 2003, 2013, 2021, 2055, 2056, ... 2082, 2083, 2084, 2085, 2086, 2087, 2088, 2089, ... 2090, 2091, 2107, 2115, 2120, 2125 Radioshack/Realistic ... 2002, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2021, ...
  • Page 34: Satellite Receiver Codes

    JVC ... 5082 Panasonic ... 5075 Phillips ... 5085 Primestar ... 5076 PROSCAN ... 5000, 5001, 5071, 5080, 5081 RCA ... 5000, 5001, 5071, 5080, 5081 Realistic ... 5063 Sony ... 5072 STS1 ... 5064 STS2 ... 5065 STS3 ... 5066 STS4 ...
  • Page 35: Chapter 3: Using The Tv's Features

    Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features Chapter Overview: • All About the GUIDE Plus+ System • The Channel Banner • Autotuning • Parental Controls and V-Chip • PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Operation Changing Entertainment. Again. Illustrations contained in this document are for representation only.
  • Page 36: About The Guide Plus+ System

    About the GUIDE Plus+ System The GUIDE Plus+ system is an interactive on-screen program guide that lists TV schedules for your area and allows your TV direct control of a cable box and/or VCR. You must first set up the GUIDE Plus+ menu system in order to view this on-screen program guide (see Chapter 1 for details).
  • Page 37: Getting In & Out Of The Guide Plus+ System

    OK, GUIDE, or CLEAR. Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features Channel Lineup If more than one cable company services your area, you may be prompted with a Channel Mapping screen after the first GUIDE Plus+ system download.
  • Page 38 When highlighting the program, the following Action buttons appear: • Watch Press 1 on the remote to place a timer in the Schedule for the TV to turn on and tune to the program highlighted in the channel listing. When the TV turns on, the GUIDE Plus+ system will automatically appear with the scheduled program highlighted and tuned in the video window.
  • Page 39: Sort

    Placing a timer in the Schedule will cause the TV to turn on and tune to the program highlighted in the channel listing at the predetermined time. When the TV turns on, the GUIDE Plus+ system automatically appears with the scheduled program highlighted and tuned in the video window.
  • Page 40: News

    2. Press MENU on the remote control to select the menu bar. 3. Use the arrow buttons to highlight News (if MSNBC is available on your TV, it will appear in the video window). 4. Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight a story.
  • Page 41: Messages

    Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features To remove or change the frequency (daily, once, or weekly) of a scheduled event, access the Schedule menu from the Menu bar. 1. Press GUIDE to bring up the GUIDE Plus+ system.
  • Page 42: Editor

    Using the TV’s Features Editor menu Editor menu action buttons selection Editor You can customize the channel listing by enabling or disabling the display of certain channels. For instance, you may disable channels that you never watch. You can restore disabled channels at a later point in time.
  • Page 43: How To Get More Information About An Advertisement Or A Program

    On Displays the station name when you change channels. Off The station name isn’t displayed when you change channels. Continuous Demo Runs the GUIDE Plus+ system demonstration until it is turned off. To turn off the demonstration, you must turn off the TV.
  • Page 44: Channel Banner

    Sample displays on a Channel Banner. Channel Banner There are several indicators that might appear when you press the TV or INFO buttons 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 45: Why You Should Use The Autotuning Feature

    DSS2/SAT2 button (or AUX programmed to the 5001 code). Set RCA WEB Channel Displays a list that lets you set up the channel the TV tunes to when you press the WEB button on an RCA WebTV remote control.
  • Page 46 Video 1, Video 2, or Video 3 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 button. If you’re using the S-Video input jacks, they will also be displayed.
  • Page 47: Parental Controls And V-Chip

    TV (referred to as V-Chip) which allows you to block TV programs and movies based on violence, sex, or other content you may believe children should not view. In other words, it lets you program your TV so it won’t display certain programs.
  • Page 48: V-Chip Tv Rating Limit

    2. Press MENU to continue. 3. Highlight and select V-Chip TV Rating Limit. 4. Once you get to the V-Chip TV Rating Limit screen, use the arrow buttons and OK on your remote to change the status of a TV program rating or content theme from View to Block.
  • Page 49 For example, if you only want your child to watch programs that have a TV-G rating and lower (in other words, you want the child to watch TV-G, TV-Y7, and TV-Y), then you need to block out other programming with higher ratings.
  • Page 50: Blocking Specific Content Themes

    You can block programs based on their content. (Content is represented by the D, L, S, V, FV and TV-Y on your screen. See the beginning of this section for details.) When you block a content theme for a particular rating, you automatically block that content theme for higher rated programs as well.
  • Page 51: Viewing Specific Content Themes

    TV-14. 4. Press the up or down arrow button to change its status back to V. Your child would then be able to watch programs with TV-14 adult language content, but not programs with TV-PG or TV-MA language content. Note: Only the content theme status corresponding to TV-14 (L) language changes to (V) View.
  • Page 52: V-Chip Movie Rating Limit

    How to block movie ratings and view movie ratings is explained in the next two sections. To access the V-CHIP MOVIE RATING LIMIT menu: 1. Press MENU on the remote control (the TV MAIN MENU appears). 2. Select Parental Controls (press 6). 3. Select V-Chip Movie Rating Limit (press 2).
  • Page 53: V-Chip Unrated Program Block

    Block. If you do not, the channel block will not take effect. 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. Front Panel Block can: •...
  • Page 54: Pip (Picture-In-Picture) Operation

    You can use the PIP window to surf through channels as well. 1. Press PIP to bring up the PIP window. 2. Press the channel up or down buttons. The TV begins displaying each channel in the PIP window. If you see a channel that interests you, press SWAP to put that channel in the main picture.
  • Page 55: Chapter 4: Using The Tv's Menu System

    Using the TV’s Menu System Chapter Overview: • How to Use Your TV’s Menu System • Audio Menu • Picture Quality Menu • Screen Menu • Channel Menu • Time Menu Changing Entertainment. Again. Illustrations contained in this document are for representation only.
  • Page 56: How To Use Your Tv's Menu System

    How to Use Your TV’s Menu System You use the buttons on the remote or the front of your TV to access the menu system and make changes to the settings. The following pages explain how to use the different types of menus to adjust the features of your TV.
  • Page 57: Picture Quality Menu

    Second Audio Program (SAP) Plays the pr ogram’ s audio in a second language, if one is available. The TV displays the word SAP in the channel marker when you tune to a pr ogram that is br oadcast with SAP infor mation.
  • Page 58: Screen Menu

    On Always Captioning infor mation shown always, when available. On when sound is muted Displays captioning infor mation, when available, whenever the TV’ s sound is muted by pr essing the MUTE button. The captioning infor mation is not displayed when the sound is not muted.
  • Page 59: Using Closed Captioning

    PIP) will be compressed somewhat, which is normal. • A separate 16:9 mode setting is retained for the tuner, video, component, and high resolution inputs. If the TV is turned off, all 16:9 mode settings are retained. Closed-Caption Modes The TV offers eight closed-captioned modes, including four text modes.
  • Page 60: Channel Menu

    UHF/VHF Antenna Choose this if you ar e currently using an of f-air antenna for TV signals. Cable TV Choose this if you ar e currently using cable or a cable box for TV signals. Auto Channel Search Tells the TV to search automatically for all the channels available through the antenna input.
  • Page 61: Chapter 5: Other Information

    Other Information Chapter Overview: • Troubleshooting • Specifications • Care and Cleaning • Limited Warranty • Accessory Order Form • Index Changing Entertainment. Again. Illustrations contained in this document are for representation only. Chapter 5...
  • Page 62: Troubleshooting

    Check the wall receptacle (or extension cord) to make sure it is “live” by plugging in something else. • Something might be wrong with your remote control. Press the POWER button on the front of the TV. If the TV turns on, check the remote control solutions on page 62.
  • Page 63 Channel may be blocked or not approved in the Parental Controls menu. • If using a VCR, check to make sure the TV/VCR button on the VCR is in the correct mode (press the TV/VCR button on your VCR). Noisy stereo reception •...
  • Page 64: The Remote Control Doesn't Work

    Record option won’t be available. Go to page 22 for detailed instructions. • If a cable box is attached to your TV, make sure you set it up correctly in the GUIDE Plus+ Setup menus. Go to page 20 for detailed instructions.
  • Page 65: Rca Hdtv Monitor Specifications

    Stereo Headphone Jack ... 3.5mm Stereo Mini-jack Front A/V Input ... Composite, L (Mono)/ Right A/V Inputs ... 3 - S-Video / Composite Component Video Input ... Y-Pr-Pb (RCA Jacks) Synchroscan UHF/ VHF, Cable Input ... 75-ohm Terminal High Resolution Input ... 15 Pin D-sub •...
  • Page 66: 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 67: 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 68: Product Registration

    Other Information Product registration: • Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your unit. It will make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage. Limitation of Warranty: •...
  • Page 69 VCR or TV. The ends VH82 (6-ft) screw onto the connectors for a secure connection. VH83 Standard Audio/ Video cable with RCA- type phono plugs. S-Video Cable has multi-pin connectors VH913 on each end for connecting S-Video components to your...
  • Page 70 Other Information USE YOUR CREDIT CARD IMPORTANT: IMPORTANT: IMPORTANT: Placing an Order To place your order by phone, have your Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card ready and call the toll-free number listed below. ® Use this number only to place on order for accessory items listed on this order form.
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  • Page 76: Index

    Index Symbols 16:9 Mode 2, 57 Accessory Order Form 67 Adjust Projection TV 56 Age-Based Ratings 47 Anamorphic Mode (16:9) 57 ANTENNA Button 26 Audio Menu 54 Output 14 Processor 54 Audio Menu Sound Logic Stereo 55 Speakers 55 Tone Controls 54...
  • Page 77 POWER on Front Panel 16 Programming the Remote Automatic Code Search 28 Direct Entry 29 Rating Limits movies 50 TV 46 RCA-type cables 13 Red Convergence 56 Remote component buttons 28 sensor 15 Remote Control Buttons 26 Installing the Batteries 17...
  • Page 78 Index V-Chip 45 Age-Based Ratings 45 Blocking Movies 50 Content Themes 45 V-Chip: Parental Controls 1 Variable Output 12, 14 1 Channel 43 2 Channel 43 VCR1 Button 27 VCR2 Button 27 Warranty 65 Y Pb Pr jacks 13 Chapter 5...
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  • Page 80 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)® Registered Marca(s) Registrada(s) Printed in USA TOCOM 15719660 Visit the RCA website at

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