Changing Entertainment. Again. Find Inside: Introduction • Connections • Remote • Features • Menu • Troubleshooting • HDTV User’s Guide page 2 page 7 page 21 page 29 page 41 page 53 rca.com rca.com...
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See the ﬁ gure on the right for details. To assure adequate ventilation for this product, maintain a spacing of 4 inches from the top and sides of the TV receiver and 2 inches from the rear of the TV receiver and other surfaces.
TV to this input jack. Thank you for choosing RCA Congratulations on purchasing this RCA High Deﬁ nition Television (HDTV). Your purchase decision represents an investment in a new generation of technology—HDTV. Even though this is a technologically advanced HDTV, it is the most user-friendly of its kind—with on-screen instructions that guide you...
The resolution is measured by calculating the number of active lines of pixels. A pixel (which stands for picture element) is a small dot. The picture you see on your TV is composed of these dots.
Dolby Digital 5.1 channel sound. Other Key Features of owning an RCA HDTV There are other HDTVs on the market. But your RCA HDTV has been designed with features that will enhance your TV viewing experience, and features that provide ﬂ...
Introduction ... 2 The best of both worlds ... 2 What makes HDTV better ... 2 Other Key Features of owning an RCA HDTV ... 4 Chapter 1: Connections & Setup ... 7 Things to Consider Before You Connect ... 8 Choose Your Connection ...
Blocking Movie Ratings ... 39 Blocking Unrated/Exempt Programs Lock/Unlock Parental Controls ... 40 Front Panel Block ... 40 Chapter 4: Using the TV's Menu System ... 41 Sound Menu ... 42 Picture Menu ... 44 Channel Guide Menu ... 46 Time Menu ...
• Choose Your Connection • Explanation of Jacks • Connection Instructions • Front Panel Buttons and Jacks • Plug in the TV • Put Batteries in the Re mote • How to Use the Remote Control to Complete the Initial Setup •...
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.
Components Video Connections DVI Connection Audio Connection Chapter 1 Connections & Setup Cables Connection Needed Title Coaxial TV + DVD + VCR Audio/video Component video Coaxial TV + Satellite Audio/video Receiver + VCR S-Video TV + DVI Audio component TV + A/V...
Connections & Setup Explanation of Jacks This section describes the jacks you can use for connections. There are several ways to connect components to your TV. Back Panel Jacks (in alphabetical order) ANTENNA/CABLE ANALOG INPUT Lets you connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal ANTENNA/ from the antenna, cable, cable box, or a VCR.
COMPONENT INPUT Lets you connect a component video source, such as a DVD player. COMPONENT INPUT • CMP1 • • COMPOSITE INPUTS Lets you connect another component such as a VCR or DVD player. COMPOSITE INPUTS Its AUDIO jacks are the same as described for CMP1 above. S-VIDEO VID1 •...
Connections & Setup ANTENNA IN CABLE DVD PLAYER AUDIO OUT COMPONENT INPUT CMP1 DVI-HDTV VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO VIDEO ANTENNA OUT OFF-AIR ANTENN S-VIDEO OFF-AIR ANTENNA OFF-AIR ANTENNA ANTENNA DIGITAL INPUT ANTENNA/ CABLE ANALOG COMPOSITE INPUTS INPUT AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT S-VIDEO MONO VID1 FIXED AUDIO VARIABLE...
1. Connect your DVD Player to your TV. A. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the CMP1 L and R audio input jacks on the back of the TV and to the audio output jacks on the DVD player.
Connections & Setup ANTENNA IN CABLE SATELLITE RECEIVER S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO COMPONENT INPUT CMP1 DVI-HDTV VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO VIDEO ANTENNA OUT OFF-AIR ANTENN OFF-AIR ANTENNA OFF-AIR ANTENNA ANTENNA DIGITAL INPUT ANTENNA/ CABLE ANALOG COMPOSITE INPUTS INPUT AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT S-VIDEO MONO VID1 FIXED AUDIO VARIABLE...
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.
TV+ A/V Receiver A/V RECEIVER TAPE These are two different ways your TV uses a component to hear audio. Connect audio cables to either the FIXED or VARIABLE AUDIO L and R OUTPUT jacks and to the audio inputs on...
Chapter 3. 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.
Plug in the TV Plug the ﬂ at end of the cable into the power jack on the back of the TV. Then plug the other end of the power cord into an appropriate wall outlet. Be sure to insert the plug completely.
OK. Welcome Screen and Connection Conﬁ rmation The next screen welcomes you to your new RCA TV. Press OK to continue with the setup. After the welcome screen, the initial setup asks you to make sure that you've connected the HDTV to your cable or antenna signal. Once you've conﬁ...
3. The Blue center convergence menu appears with a cyan cross in the middle of the screen. If it is not, use the arrow buttons to move the blue cross to overlap the green cross. Press OK (the TV tunes to the last selected/ available channel in the channel list).
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 • Using the INPUT Button • Remote Control Codes Changing Entertainment.
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. CC Displays a reduced Closed Captioning menu, allowing you to turn closed captioning on and off or change the closed captioning mode.
ON•OFF When in TV mode, turns the TV on and off. If in another component mode (DVD or AUX•HD) and programmed, will turn the component on and off. When pressed twice within two seconds, the ON•OFF button turns off most RCA components.
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 DVD player, do the following: 1. Turn on the component (in this example, a DVD player).
Important You must continue pressing the component button while you enter the code. Let’s say you have a Zenith DVD player. To program the universal remote to operate the DVD player, you would: Press and hold the DVD button while you en- ter the ﬁ...
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.
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Chapter 3 Using the TV's Features Chapter Overview: • Channel Banner • Digital and Analog Tuners • Autotuning • Parental Controls and V-Chip Changing Entertainment. Again. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
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. What you see depends on the tuner you're watching (digital or analog) and the information available for the current program. This display is called the Channel Banner. The list at the bottom of this page describes the items on the Channel Banner screen (left to right and top to bottom).
4. Enter the number of the subchannel. This number appears to the right of the primary channel number. 5. Press OK to tune to the channel or wait a few seconds and the TV tunes to the channel. Note: Once you've run the auto channel search on a tuner, you can just use the channel up and down buttons on the remote control to change channels when the remote's in TV mode.
TV (like a VCR, DVD player, etc.) When you set up autotuning in the menu system you don’t have to remember to change your TV to the CMP1 input, for example, when you want to watch a DVD on your DVD player.
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.
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 40.
TV-Y children from ages 2-6. It is not expected to frighten younger children. Chapter 3 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.
Adult language Sexual situations Violence Fantasy Violence To change all V-Chip movie or TV ratings to View, press the 0 number button. Blocking Age-Based Ratings You can automatically block all program ratings above a speciﬁ ed age- based rating level. To block programs with higher ratings: 1.
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.
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.
Set movie rating limits by blocking movies rated above a speciﬁ ed level. To access the Movie Rating Limit menu: 1. Press MENU on the remote control (the TV's MAIN MENU appears). 2. Select Parental Control. 3. Select US V-Chip.
Parental Controls again. 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.
Chapter 4 Using the TV's Menu System Chapter Overview: • Sound Menu • Picture Menu • Channel Guide Menu • Time Menu • Parental Control Menu • Setup Menu Changing Entertainment. Again. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
If your preferred language is being broadcast with a program, then the TV will play it. If not, then the TV will play the default audio for the program (usually English in the U.S.). The default digital channel audio language options are English, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.
The language you choose becomes your preferred audio language for all channels on the digital tuner until you turn the TV off. If the language you choose here is not being broadcast with a program, then the TV will play the default audio for the program (usually English in the U.S.).
Choose to have it on (box checked) or off (box unchecked), depending on your preference. Note: Model HD52W59 does not have the Scan Velocity Modulation feature. Autoformat When enabled (box checked) the TV automatically detects the screen format of the incoming signal for analog channels and inputs.
Each ANTENNA jack counts as a single input. Chapter 4 Using the TV’s Menu System Picture preset Displays a choice list that lets you select one of the preset picture settings: Vibrant, Cinematic, Natural, Sports, Videogame, Video Camera or Personal. Choose the setting that is best for your viewing environment. You can set a different picture preset for each input (including one for your regular TV channels).
Using the TV’s Menu System Channel Guide Menu The Channel Guide lets you view the entire list of channel numbers and labels for the tuner you're on. Press the GUIDE button to bring up the Channel Guide menu. There are two different kinds of channel guides—the one you see depends on the tuner you're on.
ﬁ rst 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.
Setup Menu The Setup menu lets you conﬁ gure the TV to ﬁ t its surroundings and your preferences. To access the Setup menu, press MENU on the remote, and then select Setup from the main menu.
Closed Caption Many programs are encoded with closed-captioning information, which lets you display the audio portion of a program as text on the TV screen. Some programs on digital channels offer digital captioning information, which gives you more options for the way the captioning is displayed on the screen.
Using the TV’s Menu System Go back Closed Caption Setting On... Analog CC Type CC1... Digital CC Type Service 1... Digital CC Preset Custom... Digital CC Style Press < or > key to select the closed caption setting. Go back Closed Caption Size Standard...
Chapter 4 Using the TV’s Menu System 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. Go to Chapter 3 for details about the Autotuning feature.
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Chapter 5 Other Information Chapter Overview: • Troubleshooting • Care and Cleaning • FCC Information • Limited Warranty • Accessory Information Changing Entertainment. Again. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.
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 the next page.
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 •...
If you forget your password, press MENU, then select Parental Control (the password entry screen appears). Simultaneously press and hold CH+ and VOL+ on the TV’s front panel for 8 seconds. The Parental control menu appears on the screen, and you can re- enter a password via Lock Parental Controls.
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 ﬁ re or shock hazard or damage to the TV.
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You can buy some accessories on-line at: www.rca.com. 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.
Digital sound 3 Accessories 60 Digital closed captions 49, 50 Age-based ratings 36 Digital TV 2, 10, 13, 15, 19, 30, Ampliﬁ er 42 Analog closed captions 49, 50 Direct entry programming 25 Analog TV 2, 10, 30, 31, 46, 48...
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