Caution: Using video games or any external accessory with fixed images for extended periods of time can cause them to be permanently imprinted on the picture tube (or projection TV picture tubes). ALSO, some network/program logos, phone numbers, black borders (sides, top and bottom), etc. may cause similar damage.
Your TV is equipped with features that will add to your TV viewing experience. The following information summarizes a few of these features. Chapter 3 provides more information about the rest of the TV’s features and how to use them.
Cables Needed to Connect Components to Your TV ... 4 Choose Your Connection... 5 TV + HD Receiver + VCR + DVD Player ... 6 TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR ... 7 TV + DVD + VCR ... 8 TV+ A/V Receiver or Speakers ...
Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference • Insert each cable firmly into the designated jack. • If you place components above the TV, route all cables down the side of the back of the TV instead of straight down the middle of the TV.
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: 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.
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. 2. Make sure cable or antenna is connected to your VCR.
S-Video cable. If your DVD player does not have an S-Video jack, connect the player to the VID1 V (Video) jack on the back of the TV using a video cable. Important: If you use the VID1 S-VIDEO or V (Video) jack to connect your TV to the DVD player, you must connect the audio cables to the VID1 L/MONO and R jacks on the TV.
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. Choosing INT sends the audio to the TV’s speakers only.
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUTS 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 to an A/V receiver when you want to control the volume through the A/V receiver.
The TV has front inputs for convenience: one set of audio/video inputs, an S-Video and a headphone jack. Locate the jacks either on the front of the TV or on one of the sides. You can access the component you connected to the front of the TV by pressing the INPUT button on your remote until FRNT appears on the screen.
Complete Auto Channel Search This part of the setup allows the TV to search for all channels viewable through your antenna or cable TV system. This is sometimes called auto programming. Press OK to begin auto channel search. When the channel search is complete, press OK to access the List & Labels screen.
CLEAR Removes any menu or display from the screen and returns you to normal viewing. DISC MENU No function available in TV mode. If operating an RCA, a GE or Proscan DVD player, for example, brings up the Disc menu.
Using the Remote Control VCR1 Puts the remote in VCR1 mode and, if Autotuning is enabled, will turn on the TV and tune to the correct input channel. VCR2 Puts the remote in VCR2 mode and, if Autotuning is enabled, will turn on the TV and tune to the correct input channel.
Lets you set up the channel the TV tunes to when you press the SAT•CABLE button on an RCA satellite receiver remote. (The RCA DTC100 HD receiver is considered a satellite device and can be set up for autotuning using this channel.) 5.
(CMP) when you press the corresponding button. DVI Component is connected to the DVI-HDCP jack on the back of the TV and you want the TV to tune to the DVI input channel when you press the corresponding button.
3. Highlight and select V-Chip TV rating. 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.
TV-14 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.
Once you are in the Movie Ratings menu, follow the same steps described for blocking TV ratings. V-Chip Unrated Program Block This option lets you decide if programs that the V-Chip recognizes as “unrated” can be viewed. “Unrated” TV programs may include news, sports, political, religious, local and weather programs, emergency bulletins, public announcements, and programs without ratings.
Second Audio Program (SAP) Plays the program’s audio in a second language, if one is available. The TV displays the word SAP when you tune to a program that is broadcast with SAP information. SAP audio is broadcast in mono. SAP is also used to broadcast a program’s audio with descriptions of the video for the visually impaired.
Using the TV’s Menu System Picture Menu The Picture menu options apply to the video for the main TV and video input selections. Advanced picture settings Contrast expand Adjusts the contrast of the picture according to the light of the room.
Time Lets you enter the current time. If it is eight o’clock, for example, you must first enter the number zero, then number eight. 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.
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).
The TV’s screen may be cleaned with a soft, lint-free cloth as well. Take care not to scratch or mar the screen. If necessary, you may use a cloth dampened with warm water. Never use strong cleaning agents, such as ammonia-based cleaners, or abrasive powder. These types of cleaners will damage the TV.
• 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.
VCR or TV. The ends screw onto the connectors for a secure connection. VH81 (3-ft) VH82 (6-ft) Standard Audio/Video cable with RCA-type phono plugs. V H 8 3 S-Video Cable has multi-pin connectors on each end for connecting S-Video components V H 9 1 3 to your TV.