RCA HD50LPW42 User Manual

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High Definition Television with DLP Technology
User's Guide
Changing Entertainment. Again.

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    HDTV High Definition Television with DLP Technology User's Guide Changing Entertainment. Again.

  • Page 2: Important Information, Product Registration, Product Information

    Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. Returning the card allows us to contact you if needed. For U.S. customers: Your RCA Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at www.rca.com/productregistration. Returning the card allows us to contact you if needed.

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    HDTV, it is the most user-friendly of its kind— with comprehensive on-screen instructions that guide you through all of the TV’s features. This introduction describes three reasons why an RCA HDTV featuring DLP™ technology is an excellent choice: DLP™—brilliance in color, design, and technology Why RCA DLP™...

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    Introduction Part 2: Why RCA DLP™ is better? DLP™ is just part of the story. You have chosen to embark on the next generation of TV viewing— HDTV. There are many technological advancements that make HDTV better than analog TV, but there are basically three things about HDTV that bring you a superior viewing experience: (1) resolution, (2) aspect ratio, and (3) digital signal and sound.

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    Integrated HDTV Tuner with QAM RCA was the first to offer an integrated tuner with its HDTVs (no need for a set-top box to receive digital programming). Now, we’ve gone one better— your HDTV’s tuner is ready for digital cable (no need for a cable box to view unscrambled, digital cable, programming).

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    Compatible with the Optional DVR10 Hard Disk Drive — Pause Live Digital TV and record digital programs RCA offers an Audio Video Hard Disk Drive (model DVR10) with IEEE 1394, available at your local RCA dealer or www.rca.com. The DVR10 Audio Video Hard Disk Drive (AVHDD) component lets you pause live TV, record shows, and play them back (digital, broadcasts only—ATSC and QAM signals).

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction Key Features Overview ........................1 Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect ..................8 Choose Your Connection ......................... 9 How to Connect: TV + VCR + DVD Player ................10 How to Connect: TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR ..............11 How to Connect: TV + Receiver with Dolby Digital + Speakers ...........

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 4: Using the TV’s Menu System Menus, On-screen Help, and Control Panels ................62 Picture Quality Menu ........................64 Picture Settings ........................64 Picture Presets ......................... 64 Auto Color ..........................65 Color Warmth ......................... 65 Noise Reduction ........................65 Advanced Settings ........................

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    Chapter 1 Connections & Setup Chapter Overview: • Things to Consider Before You Connect • Choose Your Connection • How To Connect • Explanation of Input Jacks and Cables • Back of the TV • Why You Should Connect the G-LINK Cable •...

  • Page 10: Things To Consider Before You Connect

    Connections & Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect Protect Against Power Surges • Connect all components before you plug any of their power cords into the wall outlet or power strip. NEVER plug your TV into an outlet that is controlled by a wall switch. •...

  • Page 11: Choose Your Connection

    Connections & Setup Choose Your Connection There are several ways to connect your HDTV, depending on the components you want to connect and the quality of the signal you want to achieve. Please use the following chart to determine which connection is best for you. Proceed to the appropriate page and connect your TV.

  • Page 12: How To Connect: Tv + Vcr + Dvd Player

    OFF-AIR ANTENNA operation. For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359. For additional assistance while using RIGHT LEFT FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO your RCA product, please visit OUTPUT CENTER CHANNEL INPUT EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER SPEAKER INTERNAL MAXIMUM POWER RATING! www.rca.com/customer support. SELECT...

  • Page 13: How To Connect: Tv + Satellite Receiver + Vcr

    Connections & Setup SATELLITE RECEIVER VIDEO AUDI S-VIDEO CABLE OFF-AIR ANTENNA RIGHT LEFT FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT CENTER CHANNEL INPUT EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER SPEAKER INTERNAL MAXIMUM POWER RATING! SELECT SPEAKER (60 WATTS into 8 OHMS) SOURCE INT W/ SURR TV EXT AMP EXTERNAL SPEAKERS VIDEO VIDEO...

  • Page 14: How To Connect: Tv + Receiver With Dolby Digital + Speakers

    Connections & Setup Audio Connections With the audio versatility of your HDTV, you can choose various connection options depending on the type and quality of sound that you want. Choose one of the options or refer to the user’s manual of each component that you are connecting to get the best results.

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    Connections & Setup Back of Right Rear Speaker Back of Left Rear Speaker – – RIGHT LEFT FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT CENTER CHANNEL INPUT MAXIMUM AMPLIFIER POWER RATING SPEAKER INTERNAL (60 WATTS into 8 OHMS) SELECT SPEAKER SOURCE INT W/ SURR TV EXT AMP EXTERNAL SPEAKERS VIDEO...

  • Page 16: How To Connect: Tv + Speakers Without A/v Receiver

    Connections & Setup How to Connect: TV + Speakers Without A/V Receiver You can connect two external speakers to the TV: one to the RIGHT terminal, and one to the LEFT terminal. 1. If necessary, remove the vinyl covering from the ends of the speaker wire and twist the wire core. 2.

  • Page 17: How To Connect: Tv + Router Via The Hdtv's Ethernet Jack

    Connections & Setup Router Cable Modem/DSL Internet Computer How to Connect: TV + Router via the HDTV’s ETHERNET Jack The illustration above provides you with a general connection to the TV’s ETHERNET jack so you can maximize your HDTV’s browser to surf the Internet. You don’t need to connect a computer to the router to surf the Internet. A computer is only needed if you want to view photos or graphics on your TV that are stored on your computer.

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    Connections & Setup Digital Video Recorder Digital VCR Digital VCR Fastest Slowest Other 1394 Component Digital VCR Digital Video Recorder Digital VCR Other 1394 Component Component-to-Component Connection Hub Connection How to Connect: TV + DTVLink and/or IEEE-1394 Components Two connection methods when connecting IEEE-1394 and DTVLink components are: component-to-component or hub. The component-to-component method is each component connected in a chain-like fashion, one to the other with the first component in the chain connected to the DTVLink jack on the TV.

  • Page 19: How To Connect: Tv + Set-top Box Using Dvi-hdtv (digital Visual Interface)

    Connections & Setup RIGHT LEFT FIXED/VARIABLE AUDIO OUTPUT CENTER CHANNEL INPUT EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER SPEAKER INTERNAL MAXIMUM POWER RATING SELECT SPEAKER (60 WATTS into 8 OHMS) SOURCE INT W/ SURR TV EXT AMP EXTERNAL SPEAKERS VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO INPUT 1 INPUT 2 INPUT 3 INPUT 4...

  • Page 20: Explanation Of Input Jacks And Cables

    Connections & Setup Explanation of Input Jacks and Cables This section describes the jacks and cables you might use to make connections (cables may be ordered separately by using the order form on page 85). There are several ways to connect components to your TV. Different jacks and cables provide a different level of performance.

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    Note: Remember to connect the left and right audio cables because the S-Video cable carries only the picture signal, not the sound. Composite Audio/Video Jacks and Cables (RCA-type) These jacks are used for most audio/video connections between components. The audio/video jacks are often color coded (yellow for video, red for right audio, and white for left audio).

  • Page 22: Back Of The Tv

    Connections & Setup Back of the TV The diagrams below illustrate jacks found on the back of the TV. When connecting cables, be sure to connect corresponding outputs and inputs (video in to video out, right audio in to right audio out, etc.). RIGHT LEFT FIXED/VARIABLE...

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    Connections & Setup CENTER SPEAKER INPUT CENTER CHANNEL INPUT • INTERNAL SPEAKER SOURCE - TV / EXT AMP Switch INTERNAL SPEAKER SOURCE TV Position Sound comes from TV’s internal speakers. EXT AMP Position Internal speakers are used for an external center TV EXT AMP channel.

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    Connections & Setup VIDEO VIDEO INPUT 5/AUDIO INPUT 5 Provides DVI-HDTV and analog audio INPUT 5 connections. DVI-HDTV MONO • L/MONO AUDIO provides left audio connection and connector is usually white. AUDIO • R AUDIO provides right audio connection and connector is usually red. INPUT 5 •...

  • Page 25: How To Find The Remote Sensor, Placing The G-link Wands

    Connections & Setup Why You Should Connect the G-LINK Cable The G-LINK cable enables the GUIDE Plus+ system (the on-screen interactive program guide) to work with your 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 26: The Front Of Your Tv, Front Input Jacks, Front Panel

    Connections & Setup The Front of Your TV Front Input Jacks The TV has front input jacks for convenience in connecting a camcorder, digital camera, or video game: an S-VIDEO input, one set of composite AUDIO/VIDEO inputs, and a headphone jack. Look for a hinged door and press to open the cover. Please note the illustration below is just an example of how jacks might appear.

  • Page 27: Put Batteries In The Remote, Use The Remote Control To Complete The Assisted Setup

    Connections & Setup Plug in the TV Plug the flat 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. Do not plug into an outlet controlled by a light switch.

  • Page 28: Complete The Assisted Setup, Set The Menu Language, Complete Channel Search

    Connections & Setup Complete the Assisted Setup Your TV’s menu system allows you to adjust your TV’s features to be To access the setup menus, press MENU and configured to work properly. On-screen information helps you choose settings choose Assisted Setup. to match your setup.

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    Connections & Setup 2. Use the number buttons and/or the arrows on your remote to enter your zip code or postal code. Press OK when you’re finished. Note: If your postal code contains letters, press the up and down arrow buttons on your remote to enter letters, and press the right arrow button to go to the next space.

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    Connections & Setup 4. Highlight your brand of cable box, and press OK. If your brand isn’t listed, highlight Not Listed and press OK. Important Note: Cable box may only be connected to ANTENNA A or INPUT 1 if it is to be controlled by GUIDE Plus+ system. 5.

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    Connections & Setup 2. Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the brand of your VCR that is connected to the TV and press OK. If your brand isn’t listed, highlight Not Listed and press OK. 3. Keep the VCR on. When you complete these steps, press OK to begin testing.

  • Page 32: What To Expect, Next Steps

    Connections & Setup What to Expect GUIDE Plus+ System The next time you turn on your TV after setting up the GUIDE Plus+ system, the guide 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.

  • Page 33: How To Use The Remote After You've Programmed It

    Chapter 2 Using the Remote Control Overview: • The Buttons on the Remote Control • Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components • How To Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It • Volume Punchthrough Feature • Remote Code List Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.

  • Page 34: The Buttons On The Remote Control

    The VCR, DVD, AUDIO and SAT/CAB buttons left, and video window on the right. also turn on most RCA, GE, and Proscan products. FREEZE Freezes entire screen, including the main picture and PIP window, if Some remote buttons are used with the Web PIP is displayed.

  • Page 35: Using The Remote Control

    VOL – or VOL + Decreases or increases the TV’s volume. The TV Audio This feature only works with most RCA, GE, and Output menu must be set to Variable Speakers On. Proscan products.

  • Page 36: Programming The Remote To Operate Other Components

    The universal remote can be programmed to operate many brands of remote- SAT CAB AUDIO controllable VCRs, audio components, DVD players, cable boxes, satellite receivers and other components. In addition to being programmed to operate your television, it’s already programmed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan Component CLEAR components. buttons...

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    Using the Remote Control Using Automatic Code Search ON-OFF Note: The AUX button can only search VCR codes, but can be used for a non-VCR device by programming it with direct entry method. If Direct Entry does not work for your component, try Auto Code Search. SAT CAB AUDIO The following instructions can be used to program the remote to operate...

  • Page 38: Volume Punchthrough Feature

    Using the Remote Control How to Use the Remote After You’ve ON-OFF up to Programmed It Because this universal remote can control several different components (TV, DVD, VCR, satellite receiver, etc.), it uses operational modes triggered by the SAT CAB AUDIO component buttons.

  • Page 39: Volume Punchthrough Feature

    Using the Remote Control Therefore, after you’ve successfully set up the Volume Punchthrough feature, ON-OFF whenever the TV remote is in DVD mode (press the DVD button) and you want to adjust the volume, you only have to press the VOL + or VOL- buttons. Follow the instructions below to set up Volume Punchthrough.

  • Page 40: Using The Input Button

    Using the Remote Control Input source Acquiring Channel... 00:30 12:30 AM 12:39 PM Front Input Listening to: English in SRS FOCUS 4:3 Normal 480i SD MPAA - Not Rated Note: Watch the Channel Banner to see the input sources change each time you press the INPUT button.

  • Page 41: Remote Code List

    Panasonic ..............4188 Qwestar ............... 3047 Sprucer ................ 5044 Pioneer ............... 4049 RCA ........3000, 3002, 3048, 3079, 3086 Standard Component ........5037, 5038 RCA ............4007, 4050, 4062 Samsung ......3072, 3073. 3074, 3080, 3081, Starcom .............. 5017, 5045 Sears ................

  • Page 42: Vcr Codes, Pvr Codes, Satellite Receiver Codes

    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 ....

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    Chapter 3 Using the TV’s Features Chapter Overview: • About the Channel Banner • Digital or Analog TV Channels • About the GUIDE Plus+ System • Parental Controls • How V-Chip Works for the USA and Canada • Auto Tuning Feature •...

  • Page 44: About The Channel Banner

    Using the TV’s Features Program Title/Acquiring Channel 00:30 12:30 AM 12:39 PM Ch 888-888 WWWW Antenna A (Air) Listening to: English in SRS FOCUS 16:9 Normal 1080i HD MPAA - Not Rated 00h:00m:00s About the Channel Banner The Channel Banner appears when you press the TV or INFO button on the remote. If an icon in the channel banner is grayed out (dim), the feature is not available.

  • Page 45: Digital Or Analog Tv Channels

    Using the TV’s Features Digital or Analog TV Channels A single off-air antenna can pick up both analog and digital channels. Digital channels can be made up of primary channels and subchannels. Note: Subchannels (sometimes called minor channels) are channels associated with the Primary channel (sometimes called the major channel).

  • Page 46: About The Guide Plus+ System

    Using the TV’s Features About the GUIDE Plus+ System Video Program Action window information buttons The GUIDE Plus+ system is a no-fee, on-screen program guide that lists TV schedules for your area and allows your TV direct control of a cable box and/or VCR.

  • Page 47: Expanded Information

    Using the TV’s Features Listings The Listings appear each time you enter the GUIDE Plus+ system. They display the current programming for each channel. The current program of Antenna A is displayed in the video window. • Press the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to browse channel listings and the channel up and down buttons to page through the listings.

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    Using the TV’s Features Locking the Video Window When highlighting the channel names (the left column on the channel listing), the following Action buttons appear: • Lock/Unlock Press the Blue action button to lock or unlock the video window to either stay at one channel as you browse the GUIDE Plus+ system (lock) or change as you browse through different channels (unlock).

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    Using the TV’s Features Schedule The Schedule menu allows you to alter the programs for either viewing or recording programs. Schedule Menu Action Buttons • Remove Highlight the Watch or Record timer you wish to remove from the schedule and press the Blue button on the remote.

  • Page 50: Parental Controls

    Using the TV’s Features Parental Controls Main Menu Parental Controls Go Back Lock TV The Parental Controls menu allows you to program your TV so that Video Input List Locking the TV puts into effect all of the rating limits, the children cannot see certain programs, channels, browser, or use the Locked List, and blocking features that you have set up in Antenna A List...

  • Page 51: How V-chip Works For The Usa And Canada

    Using the TV’s Features For each major channel 0 through 125 found through channel search in Antenna A and B Lists, there are six subchannels (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 to 999). The subchannels are the same for every major channel and are not based on which subchannels a broadcaster is actually broadcasting.

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    Using the TV’s Features USA V-Chip Rating Limit Screen The following is an example of where items are located within the V-Chip TV Rating screen below the USA V-Chip menu. Rating Status Field Content Themes Lets you select whether the status of the age-based Lists the content themes you Rating Field rating limit to the left is Viewable or Blocked.

  • Page 53: Blocking Age-based Ratings

    Using the TV’s Features Blocking Age-Based Ratings You can automatically block all program ratings above a specified age-based rating level. 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 higher ratings.

  • Page 54: Viewing Specific Content Themes, Blocking Movie Ratings, Viewing Movie Ratings

    Using the TV’s Features Viewing Specific Content Themes If you block specific content themes, you have the option of going back and changing some of the content themes back to (V) Viewable: 1. Determine the content themes you want to change to (V) Viewable. Content Themes 2.

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    Using the TV’s Features Canada V-Chip Canadian TV V-Chip supports two different Canadian rating systems: English and French. Age-Based Canada V-Chip English Rating System Rating Adults. Programming intended for adults 18 and older. It may contain elements of violence, language, and sexual content which could make it unsuitable for viewers under 18.

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    Using the TV’s Features Age-Based Canada V-Chip French Rating System Rating Adults. Programming is for adults only. This program contains sustained violence or extremely violent scenes. Viewers 16 and over. Programming is not suitable for those under age 16. This program contains frequent scenes of violence or intensely violent scenes.

  • Page 57: Auto Tuning Feature

    Ethernet Setup the VCR key is pressed on the remote. Note: AUX by default is set up for a second RCA VCR. Or, you can program VCR or AUX to operate a second RCA VCR with the 2001 code. Also, any VCR programmed to the AUX button becomes “VCR2” button and controllable by auto tuning.

  • Page 58: Pip (picture-in-picture) Operation

    Using the TV’s Features Channel 2, 3 or 4 Antenna A Component is connected to the ANTENNA A jack on the back of the TV, and you want the TV to tune to channel 2, 3, or 4 when you press the corresponding button on the remote.

  • Page 59: Using The Pip Feature, Pip Problems

    Using the TV’s Features Program Title/Acquiring Channel 00:30 12:30 AM 12:39 PM Main picture Ch 888-888 WWWW Antenna A (Air) channel number Listening to: English in SRS FOCUS 4:3 Normal 480i SD MPAA - Not Rated PIP Ch 8 Unrated Antenna A (Air) Channel control indicator...

  • Page 60: Using The Web Browser

    KBR755TA1) is available at www.rca.com/keyboard or 800-798-5875. When you start the browser for the first time, it goes to an RCA website. All FAV keyboard buttons are also initially programmed to that site. The FAV SEARCH and FAV HOME buttons on the keyboard default to a search site but you can reprogram them.

  • Page 61: Recording

    (AVHDD) and/or a Digital VCR (DVCR) so you can record and play digital content. The recommended AVHDD component is model DVR10, available at your local RCA dealer or www.rca.com. The DVR10 is an IEEE-1394 hard disk drive that includes time-shift features, such as recording and pausing TV (digital signals only).

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    Using the TV’s Features • A dialogue box appears when you press the RECORD button to let you know the 1394 component is recording the channel that you selected. • You can select a default recording preference: record all subchannels on a major channel or record only a specific subchannel.

  • Page 63: Using The Tv's Menu System

    Chapter 4 Using the TV’s Menu System Chapter Overview: • Menus, On-Screen Help, and Control Panels • Picture Quality Menu • Audio Menu • Time Menu • Connections Menu • Preferences Menu Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.

  • Page 64: Menus, On-screen Help, And Control Panels

    Using the TV’s Menu System Menus, On-screen Help, and Control Panels This section highlights your TV’s on-screen menu system. The menu system has several types of screens. An overview follows. Note: The GUIDE Plus+ Menu, Parental Controls, Web Browser, and 1394 Recording menu items are discussed in the Features chapter while Assisted Setup is discussed in the Connections and Setup Chapter.

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    Using the TV’s Menu System Sliders Connections Balance Sliders are used to select a specific point of a control that has continuous levels. To make adjustments: 1. Press the left or right arrow button on the remote to highlight the slider for the feature you want to adjust.

  • Page 66: Picture Quality Menu, Picture Settings, Picture Presets

    Using the TV’s Menu System Picture Quality Menu Main Menu The Picture Quality menu has screens for optimizing the Go Back picture for each of the TV's inputs: GUIDE Plus+ Menu •Picture Settings: Adjust the levels that affect the picture. The Picture Quality menu contains menus to configure video settings: Picture Picture Quality •Picture Presets: Choose preset levels of Picture Settings.

  • Page 67: Auto Color, Color Warmth, Noise Reduction, Advanced Settings

    Using the TV’s Menu System Auto Color Main Menu Picture Quality Go Back Auto Color On Picture Settings Auto Color minimizes the flesh tone variations of the TV picture. A different Auto Color Off Picture Presets When Auto Color is set to On, it minimizes flesh tone Auto Color setting can be stored for each input.

  • Page 68

    Using the TV’s Menu System Green Stretch Main Menu Picture Quality Advanced Settings Antenna A Go Back Green Stretch makes green “greener” and increases the saturation. Nature shows Edge Enhancement and sporting events are especially enhanced by this feature. The options are Off, Green Stretch High Contrast Expand...

  • Page 69: Equalizer Presets, Audio Processor

    Using the TV’s Menu System Reset Controls Main Menu Picture Quality Go Back Reset Controls will change all Picture Quality settings back to their initial values (except for Horizontal The Reset Controls menu button resets all picture quality controls to their Picture Settings and Vertical Position settings).

  • Page 70: Sound Logic, Audio Language, Sap (second Audio Program), Balance

    Using the TV’s Menu System • Stereo Splits the incoming stereo audio signal into left and right front channels. Most TV programs and recorded materials have stereo audio. The channel banner displays the word Stereo when you tune to a program that is broadcast in stereo. •...

  • Page 71: Fixed/variable Out, Digital Audio Out

    Using the TV’s Menu System Balance Main Menu Audio Go Back Set the balance for the internal and external speakers using the left and right arrows on the remote control. The Balance setting applies to the internal speakers, rear external speakers, and Equalizer Presets Audio Processor the headphone output.

  • Page 72: Time Menu, Connections Menu, Antenna Info

    Using the TV’s Menu System Time Menu Main Menu Time Go Back The current time is 3:58 PM. Daily Timer On Sleep Timer Daily Timer Off The Time menu lets you set up time-related features and a 1394 timed Record/Wake Timer Record/Wake Timer Turn TV On at: Turn TV Off at:...

  • Page 73: Channel Search, Software Upgrade, Signal Source, Signal Type

    Using the TV’s Menu System Channel Search Main Menu Connections Use Full Search the first time that your TV is setup to Go Back search for channels on Antenna A and B. Full Search will also Engaging in a channel search tells the TV to search for all the terrestrial TV Antenna Info automatically detect the proper Air or Cable setting.

  • Page 74: Auto Tuning, Setup, Special Features, Ethernet Setup

    Ethernet Setup the VCR key is pressed on the remote. Note: AUX by default is set up for a second RCA VCR. Or, you can program VCR or AUX to operate a second RCA VCR with the 2001 code. Also, any VCR programmed to the AUX button becomes “VCR2”...

  • Page 75: Preferences Menu, Closed Captioning

    Using the TV’s Menu System Preferences Menu Main Menu The Preferences menu has screens for setting up the TV to Go Back match your personal preferences: GUIDE Plus+ Menu The Preferences menu allows you to change some aspects of your TV to fit your •Closed Captioning: Choose the look and type of captions.

  • Page 76: Screen Format

    Using the TV’s Menu System Digital Captions Main Menu Preferences Closed Captioning Go Back Service 1 You can select a mode or source of You can select a closed caption, service mode (1-6) for digital channels. The closed captions for digital-TV Caption Display Service 2 programs.

  • Page 77: Record Output, Color Scheme

    Using the TV’s Menu System Stretch The image of a 4:3 video signal is stretched horizontally by approximately 33% while the vertical size stays the same. Zoom The image of a 4:3 video signal increases by approximately 33% and the vertical size increases by approximately 33%.

  • Page 78: Translucency, Menu Language, Digital Channel Info, Lamp Power

    Using the TV’s Menu System Menu Language Main Menu Preferences Go Back English Closed Captioning Highlight with the arrows. Select with the OK button. The menu language can be changed to one of three languages: English, Spanish Note: Menu Language only affects the menus, not the GUIDE. Screen Format Español or French.

  • Page 79

    Chapter 5 Reference Chapter Overview: • Troubleshooting • Specifications • Accessory Information • Limited Warranty • Care and Cleaning • FCC Information • Index Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.

  • Page 80: Troubleshooting

    Note for U.S. customers: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service Representative who will visit you home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation. For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359. For additional assistance while using your RCA product, please visit www.rca.com/customersupport. TV Problems TV won’t turn on...

  • Page 81

    References between the audio heard and the video seen. This occurs because the digital audio is sent directly to the speakers while the video must be processed inside the TV before it is displayed. • If the component has Component Video (Y, Pb, Pr) jacks, connect these jacks to the TV’s Y, Pb, Pr jacks to minimize the discrepancy.

  • Page 82

    References No picture, no sound but TV is on • Maybe the cable/air function is set to the wrong position. Select GUIDE Plus+ Menu from the Main menu, select the GUIDE Plus+ Setup option, and provide the correct information on the following screens. Go to pages 46-47 for detailed instructions.

  • Page 83: The Remote Control Doesn't Work, Problems With V-chip/parental Controls

    References • Make sure VCR is tuned to the line input. Don’t change channels. • Be sure that you set up the VCR in the GUIDE Plus+ Setup menus. If you don’t complete the Configuring for a VCR steps successfully, the Record option won’t be available.

  • Page 84: Hdtv Specifications

    References HDTV Specifications Tuning Capability Channel Tuning ............... NTSC/ATSC/64 QAM - 256 QAM Digital Cable Compatibility ............. 1394 (DTVLink), 64 QAM - 256 ....................QAM, DVI/HDTV, Component Video 3:2 Pull Down (Film Mode)............. Reverse Diagonal 4:3 Format Control (Screen) ............Normal, Zoom, Stretch Adaptive Video Noise Reduction ..........

  • Page 85: Front Panel

    Front A/V Input ..............Composite with S-Video Back Panel Inputs/Outputs Composite A/V Inputs with Autodetect S-Videos ....2 sets Component with composite audio/video inputs ....2 - Y PrPb (RCA Jacks) ....................SYNCHROSCAN Antenna/Cable Inputs ............2 - RF DVI-HDTV Input with Audio Inputs ........1 Broadband Connection (Ethernet RJ45) ......

  • Page 86: Accessory Information

    VH82 (6-ft), VH81 used to connect a VCR to your (3-ft) TV. The cable is color-coded and shielded. It has RCA-type phono plugs on each end. Gold-Tipped S-Video Cable has multi-pin cable, VH83 (6-ft) connectors on each end for connecting S-Video components to your TV.

  • Page 87

    References Remote Control This is Accessory Order Form ON-OFF the remote control that came SAT CAB AUDIO Total Description Part No. Price SWAP CH. CTRL SKIP SOUND FREEZE VCR PLUS+ LIGHT packed with your TV. FORMAT INFO Screw-on antenna cable* (3-ft) VH81 $3.95 CLEAR...

  • Page 88: Placing An Order

    My card expires: Video Accessories PO Box 8419 Ronks, PA 17573 IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number from your MasterCard For more information about accessories, go to www.rca.com. Copy Number My card above your expires: name on MasterCard IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number...

  • Page 89: Limited Warranty

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

  • Page 90: Care And Cleaning

    References 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 91: Fcc Information

    References FCC Information This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

  • Page 92: Index

    Index Symbols Sound logic 68 VCR 33, 40 Cinematic picture setting 64 AUDIO OUTPUT VCR PLUS+ 33 Cleaning and care 88 Digital 22 VCR2 (AUX default) 32, 55, 72 CLEAR button 32 1394 3 Audio/video cables 8 Volume down 24 Clock display 42 Cable 8 Authorized service 10, 78, 87...

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    Index DIGITAL AUDIO OUT 18 News menu 46 DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT 22 Noise reduction 65 Digital optical 12 Normal, screen format 74 Digit buttons 32 G-LINK 22 DTVLink 16, 18, 22 Number buttons 32 Digital cable 8 DVI-HDTV 18 Numeric entries 63 Audio Out 69 connecting 23 Ethernet 18, 22...

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    Content Themes 49 Blocking movie 52 Speaker USA 49 Viewing movie 52 Center input 21 USA TV ratings 49 RCA-type cables 19 Speaker connection 12 Viewing age-based rating 51 REC icon 42 SPEAKER SELECGT V-chip display 42 Receiver with EXT. or INT W/EXT SURR switch...

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    Visit the RCA website at www.rca.com 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 ©2004 Thomson Inc.

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