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  • Page 1 HDTV Monitor/DVD User’s Guide...
  • Page 2: Important Information

    Product Registration Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. For US customers: Your RCA Scenium Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at Registering this product allows us to contact you if needed.
  • 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: Key Features Overview

    Hi-Pix Picture Enhancement System The Hi-Pix Picture Enhancement System incorporates two of RCA’s most advanced technologies: TruScan Digital Reality and the AVR Picture Projection System. The result is the ultimate in true-to-life picture performance that provides the optimum picture resolution from each digital source connected to your TV/DVD (off-air, DVD, satellite, and/or cable).
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect ... 4 Choose Your Connection ... 5 TV/DVD + HDTV Tuner + VCR ... 6 TV/DVD + Satellite Receiver + VCR ... 8 TV/DVD + DVD + VCR ... 10 TV/DVD + A/V Receiver or Speakers...
  • Page 6: Chapter 1: Connections & Setup

    • Insert each cable firmly into the designated jack. • If you place components above the TV/DVD, route all cables down the side of the back of the TV/DVD instead of straight down the middle of the TV/DVD. • If your antenna uses 300-ohm twin lead cables, do not coil the cables. Also, keep the twin lead cables away from audio/video cables.
  • Page 7: Choose Your Connection

    Choose Your Connection There are several ways to connect your TV/DVD. Please use the following chart to determine which connection is best for you. Proceed to the appropriate page and connect your TV/DVD. 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/Dvd + Hdtv Tuner + Vcr

    B. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the VID2 L/MONO and R audio jacks on the back of the TV/DVD 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/DVD and to the Video Output jack on the VCR.
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  • Page 11: Tv/Dvd + 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/DVD 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/DVD and to the Video Output jack on the VCR.
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  • Page 13: Tv/Dvd + Dvd + Vcr

    B. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the VID2 L/MONO and R Audio jacks on the back of the TV/DVD 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/DVD and to the Video Output jack on the VCR.
  • Page 14: Tv/Dvd + A/V Receiver Or Speakers

    2. Use speaker wire to connect the TV/DVD to external speakers. • The EXT/INT switch beside the jacks let you turn the TV/DVD’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: The Front Of Your Tv/Dvd

    The TV/DVD 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/DVD or on one of the sides.
  • Page 16: Plug In The Tv/Dvd

    Press TV on the remote, or press POWER on the TV/DVD’s front panel. Note: Pressing the TV button not only turns on the TV/DVD, but puts the remote into TV mode. “TV mode” means that the buttons on the remote control operate the TV’s functions.
  • Page 17: Complete Auto Channel Search

    Auto Convergence Your TV/DVD’s picture tubes might have been disturbed during delivery or after you moved the TV/DVD, causing the color in your TV/DVD to be out of alignment. The colors adjust by starting auto convergence. IMPORTANT: Auto convergence works best once the TV/DVD has warmed up for at least an hour.
  • Page 18: Chapter 2: Using The Remote Control

    AUX/HD Puts the remote in AUX/HD mode. As a default, this button controls some models of RCA HDTV Tuners. It can also be programmed to operate some brands of an additional remote-controllable components. The Autotuning feature for this button works only with HDTV tuners (see page 28 for more information on Autotuning).
  • Page 19: 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, turns on the TV and tunes to the correct input channel.
  • Page 20: 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 21: How To Use The Remote After You've Programmed It

    (TV, 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 22: The Learning Feature

    In order to record (learn) a function from one remote to the other, you must make sure the Infrared (IR) transmitter of the original remote is facing the IR receiver on the top of the TV’s remote (see illustration). To accomplish this, you may have to hold a remote in each hand instead of laying both on the table.
  • Page 23: 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 24: Remote Control Codes

    Use the INPUT button to scroll through the available input channels and view components you have connected to the TV. 1. Press TV to place the remote in TV mode. Make sure the component you want to view is turned on.
  • 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: Chapter 3: Playing Dvds

    Regional Coding Both the TV/DVD unit 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 unit’s code is region 1.
  • Page 27: Using A Disc Menu

    Using a Disc Menu A disc is capable of having an on-screen menu that is separate from the DVD’s menu system and on-screen Info Display. The disc menu might only contain a list of the titles and chapters, or it may allow you to change features such as language and playback settings.
  • Page 28: Selecting A Chapter

    Playing DVDs Selecting a Chapter Because DVD discs use digital technology, a title can be divided into individual chapters (similar to tracks on a CD). You can skip to a specific chapter by using the Chapter feature in the Info Display. 1.
  • Page 29: Using The Repeat Feature

    Using the Repeat Feature The default mode for the Repeat feature is Off. There are four Repeat options: • Disc – repeats the disc that is playing • Title – repeats the title that is playing • Chapter – repeats the chapter that is playing •...
  • Page 30: Chapter 4: Using The Tv's Features

    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 31: How To Set Up The Autotuning Feature

    The way you set up the autotuning feature in the TV’s menu corresponds to the component buttons on the remote and the way you have each component connected to your TV. When you set up autotuning, you’re telling the TV/DVD what channel/input to tune to when you press the VCR, SAT/CAB, AUX/HD or AUDIO button on the remote control.
  • Page 32: Parental Controls And V-Chip

    2. Highlight and select US V-Chip. Then select V-Chip TV Rating. 3. 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 33 2-6. It is not expected to frighten younger children. Chapter 4 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 34: 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 35: Viewing Specific Content Themes

    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 36 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 37: Blocking Movie Ratings

    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 38: 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 39: Chapter 5: Using The Dvd Menu

    Play/Resume Play option. If there isn’t a disc in the TV/DVD, the option reads Play with the prompt Insert Disc to the right. If there is a disc in the TV/DVD and it was previously playing, the option reads Resume Play and the name of the disc is displayed on the right.
  • Page 40 7. Continue adding titles/chapters as explained in steps 4-6 until your program is complete. To play the program, highlight Play and press OK. To save the program to play later, highlight Done and press OK. The program will be erased when you remove the disc from the TV/DVD. Editing a Program – Deleting Chapters To delete chapters from the playlist: 1.
  • Page 41: The Lock Menu

    This helps you control the types of DVDs that your family watches. Note: When in DVD mode, the TV/DVD alerts you when you try to play a movie with a rating that exceeds the limit you’ve set. Some discs include a rating override feature. When you play a disc with this feature, the message Override Limit or Cancel Selection appears on the screen.
  • Page 42: Rated Titles

    If the author of the disc did not encode rating information, then this feature will not work for that disc. When in DVD mode, the TV/DVD must be locked in order for it to enforce the settings in the Ratings Limits part of the Lock menu.
  • Page 43: The Display Menu

    3. Press the left arrow key to return to the main menu. The Display Menu The Display menu contains the settings that affect how disc content looks on your TV/DVD. TV Image The TV Image menu adjusts the way a movie appears on your TV/DVD.
  • Page 44: The Languages Menu

    Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Note: The performance of the Sound Logic feature varies depending on the type of equipment you have connected to your TV/DVD and the audio format of the disc you’re playing. is displayed).
  • Page 45: Chapter 6: Using The Tv's 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/ DVD is using external amplifier only) or Internal (if your TV/DVD is using the speakers in the TV).
  • Page 46: Picture Menu

    Advanced picture settings, Picture presets, Black level, Color, Contrast, Sharpness, Color Warmth, and Tint. The Picture menu options apply to the video for the main TV and video input selections. Advanced picture settings Contrast expand You can adjust the contrast of the picture to suit the light of the room.
  • Page 47: 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 48: Channel Guide Menu

    Channel Guide on the screen. Time Menu Sleep Timer Lets you set the TV/DVD to turn off after a given amount of time. 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.
  • Page 49: Setup Menu

    Using the TV’s Menu System Setup Menu The Setup menu lets you configure the TV/DVD 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 50 CC1, which displays complete text of the program in the primary language in your area. Autotuning Displays a choice list that lets you set up the TV to automatically tune to the correct input channel when you press a component button (VCR, DVD, AUX/HD or SAT/CABLE) on the remote.
  • Page 51: Chapter 7: Information Displays

    Using the Info Display Your TV/DVD gives you many options when playing different types of discs. You can access these features through the on- screen Info Display. To access the Info Display while a disc is playing, press INFO on the remote. The Info Display appears across the top of the screen.
  • Page 52: Selecting A Specific Index

    Press the up/down arrows to scroll through the choices until Random appears in the text box. The tracks on the disc will now play in random order. Note: The TV/DVD defaults to Standard playback whenever you put a new disc into your TV/DVD. Using the Program Play Feature To use the Program Play feature, you must enter the order in which you want the tracks on the CD or MP3 to play by creating a program.
  • Page 53: Editing A Playlist

    Done and pressing OK. If you save the program, you can select it from the Info Display. The program will be erased when you remove the disc or the TV/DVD is turned off. Editing a Playlist 1. If the disc is playing, press STOP to stop playback. The DVD’s main menu appears.
  • Page 54: Changing The Audio Channel Output

    Information Displays A•B Repeat (Available only on Audio CDs) A•B Repeat lets you define a specific segment on the disc that you want to repeat: 1. Find the spot on the disc that is a few seconds before the beginning of the part you want to repeat (this gives you time to access the Info Display and the Repeat feature).
  • Page 55: Chapter 8: Other Information

    • If the disc is a DTS music CD, it requires a DTS decoder. If you have a DTS receiver hooked up to your TV/DVD and you are still not getting sound, make sure the sound is set correctly (see Chapter 5).
  • Page 56: Other Information

    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). Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
  • Page 57: The Remote Control Doesn't Work

    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/DVD’s L and R Audio Input jacks.
  • Page 58: Explanation Of Jacks

    Explanation of Jacks (in alphabetical order) This section describes the jacks you can use to make connections. There are several ways to connect components to your TV. ANTENNA/CABLE Lets you connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal from the antenna, cable, cable box, or if using the examples on pages 5-11, a VCR.
  • Page 59 EXTERNAL SPEAKERS • Right and Left Speaker Terminals Let you connect external left and right speakers to the TV to receive left and right sound. • EXT/INT (switch) Lets you turn the TV’s internal speakers on or off. EXT sends audio to external speakers only.
  • Page 60: Fcc Information

    Care and Cleaning CAUTION: Turn OFF your TV/DVD before cleaning. You can clean the TV/DVD as required, using a soft lint-free cloth. Be sure to occasionally dust the ventilation slots in the cabinet to help assure adequate ventilation. The TV/DVD’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.
  • Page 61: Limited Warranty

    SCENIUM by RCA HDTV Monitor/DVD Limited Warranty What your warranty covers: • Defects in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • One year from date of purchase for labor. • One year from date of purchase for parts.
  • Page 62: 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 for a secure VH81 (3-ft), price: $3.95 connection.
  • Page 63: Index

    Lists and labels 15, 47 Contrast expand 44 Lock menu 39 Convergence 48 Curtain effect 47 Chapter 8 use 19 Repeat 27, 51 Maximum TV volume 47 Reverse 3:2 pulldown 45 Menu button 17 channel guide 46 display 41 S-Video language 42, 47...
  • Page 64 Visit the RCA Scenium 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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