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Changing Entertainment. Again.
Changing Entertainment. Again.
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Plasma User's Guide


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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Plasma User’s Guide Changing Entertainment. Again. Changing Entertainment. Again. Find Inside: • ..Connections page 8 • ....Remote page 20 • ....Features page 25 • ....Menus page 34 • ....FAQs page 42 • Troubleshooting page 43
  • Page 2: Important Information

    Safety Instructions on the next page. Product Registration Please fi ll out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. For US customers: Your RCA Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at Registering this product allows us to contact you if needed.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important In for ma tion Important Safety Instructions Important Safety Instructions 1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions. 3. Heed all warnings. 4. Follow all instructions. 5. Do not use this apparatus near water. 6. Clean only with dry cloth. 7.
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  • Page 5 Table of Contents How V-Chip Works for USA and Canada ..... 27 Important Safety Instructions ........i Lock/Unlock Parental Controls ......27 Chapter 1: Connections and Setup US V-Chip TV Ratings ..........28 Things to Consider Before You Connect ..... 6 Blocking Canadian V-Chip Ratings ......
  • Page 6: Connections

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect Protect Against Power Surges • Connect all devices 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 7: Connecting Speakers To Your Tv

    Connections and Setup Connecting Speakers to Your TV Note: If you're connecting a home theater to the TV using the Audio Out jacks, you don't need to connect the speakers. Go to page 18 for more information on the Audio Out jacks. There are two speakers packed with your TV you need to attach in order to hear the sound from your TV.
  • Page 8: Get The Picture

    Connections and Setup ANTENNA/CABLE ANTENNA/CABLE Get the Picture ANALOG INPUT DIGITAL INPUT The fi rst part of setting up your TV is to get the picture, also known as the signal. The back panel of your TV allows you to receive analog channels by using the ANTENNA/CABLE ANALOG INPUT and digital channels by using the ANTENNA/CABLE DIGITAL INPUT.
  • Page 9: Choose Your Connection

    For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359. For additional assistance while using your product, please visit There are several ways to connect your TV. Please use the following chart to determine which connection is best for you.
  • Page 10: Video (Basic) Connection

    Connections and Setup Video (Basic) Connection This is an example of a connection using the Video jack. Go to the top of page 11 for specifi c instructions. Don't forget: If necessary, connect antenna or cable to get a picture. Go to page 8 for instructions.
  • Page 11 Connections and Setup Connecting the Device with Video (Basic) This connection allows you to connect a device that has a Video Out jack, for example, a Yellow DVD player. White Note: If the device you're connecting also has Component Video jacks and you have component video cables, we recommend you use the Component Video (Advanced) Connection instead.
  • Page 12: Hdmi/Dvi Connection

    Connections and Setup HDMI/DVI Connection This is an example of a connection using the HDMI/DVI jack. VIDEO *Don't forget: If necessary, connect antenna or cable to get a picture. Go to page 8 for instructions. HDMI/DVI AUDIO Device with DVI Device with HDMI HDMI Out Audio Out...
  • Page 13 Connections and Setup Connecting the Device High-Defi nition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) technology is an uncompressed digital connection that carries both video and audio data by way of an integrated mini-plug cable. Since HDMI technology is based on Digital Visual Interface (DVI), the jack on the back of your TV is also compatible with devices that have a DVI output jack.
  • Page 14: Vga Connection

    Notes: Don't leave images such as still images on-screen for a long time because it may cause screen burn-in. Go to page 49 for more information. The maximum panel resolution is 852 x 480 for model P42WED33; 1024 x 768 for model P42WHD33. Be sure to set your PC to the correct monitor output setting.
  • Page 15: Remote

    Connections and Setup Plug in the TV Plug the end of the power cord into the back of the TV. Plug the other end into a grounded wall outlet. Insert the plug completely into the outlet. Do not plug into an outlet controlled by a light switch.
  • Page 16: Complete The Initial Setup

    Connections and Setup Complete the Initial Setup The menu system in your TV allows the TV’s features to work properly. The fi rst time you turn on your TV, the language screen appears. Set the Menu Language The fi rst part of the setup allows you to select your preferred language for the menu system.
  • Page 17: What To Expect

    Connections and Setup Complete the Channel Search Channel setup 4. Even though the initial channel search can take several minutes, Go back you must complete it in order for your TV to display channels and Signal source Analog... programming. Press OK to begin the channel search. The menu Ana.
  • Page 18: Explanation Of Jacks (In Alphabetical Order)

    Connections and Setup Explanation of Jacks (in alphabetical order) This section describes the jacks on the back panel of your TV. There are several ways to connect devices. ANTENNA/CABLE ANALOG INPUT Lets you connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal from the antenna, cable, or cable box.
  • Page 19: Buttons And Other Jacks On Your Tv

    Connections and Setup VGA Connect your computer, or other device with a VGA output, to this jack using a 15 pin D-sub cable. VGA AUDIO (Stereo mini jack) Use to obtain sound when a PC is connected to the VGA jack. Use a 3.5 mm stereo mini pin cable (sometimes referred to as 1/8”...
  • Page 20: Chapter 2: Using The Remote Control

    ON•OFF When in TV mode, turns the TV on or off. If in another mode (VCR or DVD) and programmed, will turn the device on or off. To turn off most RCA, GE, and Proscan components PRESETS For the Analog input, displays Picture and Sound preset that are connected to the TV, press ON•OFF twice...
  • Page 21: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control 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. Press CLEAR to cancel SKIP. TV Turns on the TV and puts the remote in TV mode. Also displays current status. VOL –...
  • Page 22: Programming The Remote To Operate Other Devices

    The universal remote can be programmed to operate most brands of remote controllable devices. The remote is already programmed to MUTE GO BACK operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan devices. Notes: The TV button can’t be programmed on this remote. CLEAR MENU...
  • Page 23: How To Use The Remote After You've Programmed It

    Using the Remote Control Note: Each time you press PLAY, the remote sends about 10 sets of codes. Therefore, you might have to press the PLAY button up to 20 times. If the device you want to operate does turn off: 1.
  • Page 24: Remote Control Codes

    Quartz ........................2011 Quasar ....................2021, 2022, 2125 Capehart ......................2020, 2110 Carver .........................2062 RCA ..............2000, 2001, 2003, 2013, 2021, 2055, 2056, CCE ........................2027, 2061 ............. 2082, 2083, 2084, 2085, 2086, 2087, 2088, 2089, ...............2090, 2091, 2107, 2115, 2120, 2125, 2131, 2133 Citizen ......................2013, 2014,...
  • Page 25: Features

    Current time. Autotuning Note: This feature only works with other RCA devices. The autotuning feature automatically tunes the TV to the correct video input channel for different devices you have connected to your TV. When you set up autotuning in the menu system you don’t have to remember to change your TV to the VID input, for example, when...
  • Page 26: Parental Controls And V-Chip

    Using the TV’s Features You can select from the following inputs or channels: Autotuning N/A Choose this if you don’t have this particular device connected to the TV, or if you don’t want the TV to automatically Go back Set VCR channel VID1...
  • Page 27: How V-Chip Works For Usa And Canada

    Using the TV’s Features How V- Chip Works for USA and Canada V-Chip reads the program’s age-based rating (TV-MA, TV-14, etc.) and content themes [(Violence (V), Adult Language (L), etc.)]. If you have blocked the rating and/or content themes that the program contains, you will receive the message This channel is blocked. Change channel or press OK to enter your password and temporarily deactivate the parental controls.
  • Page 28: Us V-Chip Tv Ratings

    Using the TV’s Features US V-Chip TV Ratings Hierarchy of Age-Based Ratings TV-MA Mature Audience Only Blocking Age-Based Ratings TV-14 Parents Strongly Cautioned You can automatically block all program ratings above a specifi ed age- based rating level. TV-PG Parental Guidance Suggested 1.
  • Page 29: Blocking Canadian V-Chip Ratings

    Using the TV’s Features Blocking Specifi c Content Themes Content Themes You can block programs based on their content. (Content is Sexually explicit dialogue represented by the D, L, S, V and FV on your screen.) When you block a content theme for a particular rating, you automatically block that Adult language content theme for higher rated programs as well.
  • Page 30: Blocking Movie Ratings

    Using the TV’s Features V-Chip Movie Rating Limit Movie ratings Set movie rating limits by blocking movies rated above a specifi ed Go back Status level. Block Block To access the Movie Rating Limit menu: NC-17 Block View 1. Press MENU on the remote control (the TV's Main Menu appears). PG-13 View View...
  • Page 31: Front Panel Block

    Using the TV’s Features Front Panel Block Parental control Select this option to block (disable) or unblock (enable) the TV’s front Go back Lock Par. Control - - - - panel buttons so that they can't be used by someone, like a young Select channel 51 MTV child.
  • Page 32: Additional Features

    Using the TV’s Features Additional Features There are additional features available unrelated to Parental Controls. These features can be found in other menus or are available using the remote control. Screen Formats Screen format is the way the picture is displayed on your TV. Press the left or right arrow button on your remote to see if a different format is available for the video you are viewing.
  • Page 33: Multitask Audio

    Using the TV’s Features MultiTask Audio The MultiTask Audio feature allows you to listen to the sound from the TV while the PC is connected and being used on the VGA input. To use the feature: 1. Tune to the program on the TV you want to listen to. 2.
  • Page 34: Chapter 4: Using The Tv's Menu System

    Chapter 4: Using the TV's Menu System Using the Menu System Main Menu Exit This section explores the menus of your TV. Each menu is outlined and Channel Guide detailed to help you get the most from your TV. The Parental control Sound Picture menu is discussed in the Features chapter.
  • Page 35: Using The Tv's Menu System

    Using the TV's Menu System Sound preset Allows you to choose a specifi c sound preset. Tone control Press the right arrow to cycle through the options: Standard, Go back Movie, Voice, Music, Flat, Videogame, Video camera and Personal. Sound preset Personal...
  • Page 36: Picture Menu

    Using the TV's Menu System Internal speakers Turn on or off the internal speakers. If you have a device connected to the Audio Output jacks on the back of the TV and you want to control the sound by the device instead, uncheck the box.
  • Page 37 Using the TV's Menu System Picture presets (not available on VGA) Displays a choice list that Picture lets you select one of the preset picture settings: Vibrant, Cinematic, Go back Natural, Sports, Videogame, Video camera or Personal. Choose the Picture preset Sports...
  • Page 38: Setup Menu

    Using the TV's Menu System The following Picture menu options are only available for VGA input. Picture Auto adjustment Adjusts the position of the picture automatically. Go back Black level Phase Adjusts the picture if there is fl icker of screen letters, color Color misalignment, or blurring.
  • Page 39 Using the TV's Menu System Channel label Allows you to add a six character label, which List and Labels is displayed on-screen when you tune to the channel entered in the Channel number option above. Press the up and down arrow Go back Channel number button to scroll through the available characters.
  • Page 40 Using the TV's Menu System Digital CC style If available, lets you customize the following Digital CC style display options: Go back Digital CC size Lets you set the size of the digital closed- Digital CC size Standard... Digital CC font Ashley...
  • Page 41: Parental Control Menu

    Using the TV's Menu System Message Set a message that appears at the bottom of the TV screen. Message Press the CLEAR button to clear the message. If Display is turned on, the message appears when the TV is turned back on after being turned Go back Display off.
  • Page 42: Faqs

    Chapter 5: Other Information Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) What’s the quickest way to view High Defi nition (HD) video? Connect an off-air antenna to the ANTENNA CABLE/DIGITAL INPUT to view free local digital channels. You might need to purchase an antenna. Go to page 8 for more information. Visit to get help deciding what type of antenna to use to receive the local digital channels available to you.
  • Page 43: Other Information

    Other Information Troubleshooting Most problems you encounter with your TV can be corrected by consulting the following troubleshooting list. TV Problems TV won’t turn on • Make sure the TV is plugged in. • Check the wall receptacle (or extension cord) to make sure it is “live” by plugging in something else. •...
  • Page 44 Other Information Blank screen • Check your connections. If you used yellow, red, and white cables to connect, make sure they're connected to the yellow, red, and white jacks on the side of the TV, not to the MONITOR OUT jacks on the back of the TV. •...
  • Page 45 Keep your TV unplugged for about 5 minutes. Then plug the TV back in, turn on the TV, and see if the problem is fi xed. If the problem remains, then please visit for updated FAQs or contact RCA Customer Support at the support number provided in your Warranty under How To Get Service.
  • Page 46: V-Chip Rating Explanations

    Other Information V-Chip Rating Explanations US V-Chip Rating System TV-MA (Mature Audience Only) Specifi cally designed to be viewed by adults and may be unsuitable for children under 17. It contains one or more of the following content themes: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), or graphic violence (V).
  • Page 47: Canadian French V-Chip Rating System

    Other Information C8+ (Children 8 and Older) Programming generally considered acceptable for children 8 years and over to watch on their own. Violence Guidelines: Violence will not be portrayed as the preferred, acceptable, or only way to resolve confl ict or encourage children to imitate dangerous acts which they may see on television. Any realistic depictions of violence will be infrequent, discreet, of low intensity and will show the consequences of the acts.
  • Page 48: Limited Warranty

    Product Registration: • Please complete the online Product Registration on or 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.
  • Page 49: Care And Cleaning

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