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  • Page 2 Important infor ation To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not WARNING remove cover (or back). No user serviceable parts RISK OF ELECTRIC To reduce the risk of fire or inside. Refer servicing to qualified service SHOCK. DO NOT OPEN. electric shock, do not expose personnel.
  • Page 3: Introduction: Key Features Overview

    Key Features Overview Your TV is equipped with features that will add to your TV viewing experience. The following information summarizes a few of these features. Chapter 2 provides more information about the rest of the TV's features and how to use them. On-screen Program Guide Description:...
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  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction: Key Features Overview ............ On-screen Program Guide ..................V-Chip: Parental Controls ..................Chapter 1: Connections & Setup ............Things to Consider Before You Connect ................ Protect Against Power Surges .................. Protect Components from Overheating ..............Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference ........... Important Stand and Base Safety Information ............
  • Page 6 Screen Menu ........................Using Closed Captioning ....................Closed-Caption Modes .................... Channel Menu ........................ "13meMenu ........................Chaper 4: Other Information ..............GE TV Limited Warranty ....................Troubleshooting ......................Accessory Order Form ....................Care and Cleaning ......................Front Panel Buttons ....................... Index ..........................
  • Page 7: Chapter 1: Connections & Setup

    p er & Setup Chapter Overview: • Things to Consider Before You Connect • Choose Your Connection • Connections • Jacks on the Back of Your TV • Why You Should Connect This G-LINK Cable • Plug in theTV • Put Batteries in the Remote How to Use the Remote...
  • Page 8: Things To Consider Before You Connect

    ConnecHons & 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. • Turn off the TV and/or component before you connect or disconnect any cables.
  • Page 9: Choose Your Connection

    Connections & Setup 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. Cables Connection Components Needed "title Coaxial TV + VCR...
  • Page 10: Connection: Tv + Vcr

    ConnecHons & Setup TV (backpanel) FromCable or Antenna Connection: TV + VCR Connect your TV to your VCR l° Connect a coaxial cable to the CABLE/ANTENNA]ack on your TV and to the Output Jack on your VCR (sometimes labeled TO TV). Connect cable or antenna...
  • Page 11: Connection: Tv Only

    Connections & Setup TV(back panel) AUDIO VIDEO _ _1,, G-LINK From Cable, Cable B ox, orAntenna Connection: TV Only Connect the TV to your cable or antenna Connect the coaxial cable from your cable or antenna to the CABLE/ANTENNA jack on the back of your TV.
  • Page 12 ConnecHons & Setup SATELLITERECEIVER FromCableor Antenna IN FROM ANT CH3[i] CH4u OUT TO TV SATELLITE VIDEO Satellite Signal VIDEO OUTTO TV TV (back panel) VIDEO CABLE/ G-LINK ANTENNA Chapter...
  • Page 13: Connection: Tv + Vcr + Satellite Receiver

    Connections & Setup Connection: TV + VCR + Satellite Receiver Connect your Satellite Receiver to your TV A. Connect the audio/video cables. Connect the audio cables (white and red) to the AUDIO IN jacks on the back of the TV (R and L) and to the Audio Output Jacks on the Satellite Receiver.
  • Page 14: Jacks On The Back Of Your Tv

    ConnecHons & Setup Jacks on the Back of Your TV If you are connecting many components, please consult the manual that came with each component for connection instructions. The picture of your TV's back panel describes lacks on the back of your TV and what types of componenls that you can connect to these lacks.
  • Page 15: Why You Should Connect This G-Link Cable

    Connections & Setup Why You Should Connect This 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...
  • Page 16 ConnecHons & Setup Plug in the TV Plug the end of the power cord into the wall outlet. Match the wide blade of the plug with the wide slot in the outlet. Insert the plug completely into the outlet. Put Batteries in the Remote Remove the battery compartment cover on the remote.
  • Page 17: Complete The Interactive Setup

    Connections & Setup Complete the Interactive Setup The menu system in your TV allows the TV's features to work properly. In this book, we call it the "interactive setup" because the TV asks you questions, To access the setup menus answm, and the TV makes the appropriate adjustments.
  • Page 18 ConnecHons & Setup Step 1: Identifying Your TV's Location If your country is highlighted, press OK on the remote control. If your count W isn't highlighted, press the up or down arrow button on the remote control to highlight your count W and press OK. Use the number buttons on your remote...
  • Page 19 Connections & Setup Highlight the channel to which you have to tune your TV in order to see cable programming, and press OK (a screen appears reminding you to connect your G-LINK cable to your TV and cable box). Notes: Channel 03 is the most common.
  • Page 20 ConnecHons & Setup Step 3: Configuring for a VCR If your TV is connected to a VCR, press OK. If it is not, highlight No and press OK (A screen will appear reminding to connect your G-LINK cable to your TV and VCR.). Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the brand of your VCR that...
  • Page 21: What To Expect

    Connections & Setup Note: If the GUIDE Plus+ system can't locale the correct codeJbr the VCR, a list of troubleshooting instructions appears to help you b_bre you try again. Leave your cable box turned ON to • 7}'y VCR configuration again: repeat VCR setup.
  • Page 22: The Buttons On The Remote Control

    ConnecHons & Setup The Buttons on the Remote Control 0-9 (Nmnber buttons) Enter channel numbers and time settings directly through the remote control. To enter a two-digit channel, press the two digits. To enter a three-digit channel, press and hold the first digit for two seconds until two dashes appear to the right of the numbm, then add the second two.
  • Page 23: Chapter 2: Using The Tv's Features

    p_er Using the TV's Features Chapter Overview: • All About the GUIDE Plus+ System • The Channel Banner • Parental Controls and V-Chip...
  • Page 24: About The Guide Plus+ System

    Using the TV,s Features Video Action Program Menu About the GUIDE Plus+ System window buttons information options The GUIDE Plus+ system is an interactive 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 25: Getting In & Out Of The Guide Plus+ System

    Using the Features Getting In & Out of the GUIDE Plus+ System To enter the GUIDE Plus+ system: • Press GUIDE on the remote. • Press and hold MENU for 2 seconds on the front panel. To exit the GUIDE Plus+ system: •...
  • Page 26 Using the TV,s Features Grid Guide Action Buttons Grid guide Grid guide menu selection action buttons Action buttons will change according to where you are in the GUIDE Plus+ system. Be sure to look at the action bar before pressing the command numbers.
  • Page 27: Sort

    Using the Features Sort menu Sort selection The Sort menu lets you browse programs by category. The channel to which you are currently tuned is displayed in the video window. To Sort: If the GUIDE Plus+ system isn't on your screen, press GUIDE on your remote control.
  • Page 28: News

    Using the TV,s Features News News menu selection The News menu le_s you browse current news stories by headline. If the GUIDE Plus+ system isn't on your screen, press GUIDE on your remote control. Press MENU on the remote control to select the menu ban Use the arrows to highlight News (if MSNBC is available on your TV, it will appear in the video window).
  • Page 29: Messages

    Using the Features To remove or change the frequency (daily, once, or weekly) of a scheduled event, access the Schedule menu from the Menu bat. Press GUIDE to bring up the GUIDE Plus+ system. Press MENU on the remote to select the Menu bat. Use the arrows to highlight the Schedule menu selection.
  • Page 30: Channels

    Using the TV,s Features Channels Channels menu Channels menu action buttons selection You can customize the channel listing by enabling or disabling the display of certain channels. For instance, you may disable channels that you never watch. You can restore disabled channels at a later point in time.
  • Page 31: How To Get More Information About An Advertisement Or A Program

    Using the Features How to Get More Information About an Advertisement or a Program To find out more information about a program, advertisement or special, use the left arrow button to highlight the channel listing or promotional information box. Requesting more information about a particular show displays the PlusCode programming...
  • Page 32: Channel Banner

    Using the TV,s Features Channel Banner There are several indicators that might appear when you press the TV or INFO buttons on the remote. This display is called the Channel Bannen The following list describes the items on the Channel Banner screen (left to right and top to bottom).
  • Page 33: How V-Chip Works

    Using the Features How V-Chip Works When turned "on," the V-Chip software reads a code that most broadcasters send with programs. That code tells the software the program's age-based rating (TV-MA, TV-14, etc.) and content themes [ (Violence (V), Adult Language (L), etc.) ].
  • Page 34: V-Chip Tv Rating Limit

    Using the TV,s Features V-Chip TV Rating Limit V-Chip TVRating Limit leks you decide which TV programs can and cannot be viewed. To set TV programming limiks: Choose Parental Controls from the Main menu. If Parental Controls have previously been locked, you must enter...
  • Page 35 Using the Features Rating Rating status Content status Blocking Age-Based Ratings field field fields 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 other programming with higher ratings.
  • Page 36: Blocking Specific Content Themes

    Using the TV,s Features Rating Rating status Content Viewing Age-Based Ratings field field status fields After you block age-based ratings, you have the option of changing some of the ratings back to View. Determine which blocked rating you want to view. Use the up and down arrow buttons to select the rating with a status of Blo&.
  • Page 37: Viewing Specific Content Themes

    Using the Features Press the up or down arrow button to change content status from Vto B. All higher ratings' content theme will automatically change to B. Press to return to the menu or exit screen. Note: Broadcasters are not required to provi_ content themes"...
  • Page 38 Using the TV,s Features Rating field Rating status Blocking Movie Ratings field If you only want your child to watch movies that have a PG rating and lower (in other words, movies rated PG and G), then you could automatically block out all other movies with higher ratings.
  • Page 39: V-Chip Unrated Program Block

    Using the Features V-Chip Unrated Program Block Selecting this option leks you decide if programs that the V-Chip recognizes "unrated" can be viewed. Note that "unrated" TV programs may include news, sports, political, religious, local and weather programs, emergency bulletins, public announcemenks, and programs without ratings.
  • Page 40: Lock/Unlock Parental Controls

    Using the TV's Features Lock/Unlock Parental Controls Selecting this option lels you lock and unlock parental controls settings using a password. If you do not lock parental controls, none of the settings for V-Chip, Channel Block, or Front Panel Block will take effect. If you forget your password, simultaneously press and hold MENU on the television and volume down on the remote for 3 seconds.
  • Page 41: Chaper 3: Using The Tv's Menu System

    Using the TV's Menu Syste_ Chapter Overview: • How to Use the Different Types of Menus and Control Panels • Audio Menu • Picture Quality Menu • Screen Menu • Using Closed-Captioning • Channel Menu • Time Menu...
  • Page 42: How To Use The Different Types Of Menus And Control Panels

    Using the TV,s Menu System How to Use the Different Types of Menus and Control Panels You use the buttons on the remote or the front of your TV to access the menu system and make changes to the settings. The following pages explain how to use the different types of menus to adjust the features of your TV.
  • Page 43 Using the TV9 Menu System Sliders Sliders are used to make adjustmems to a particular control. To use a Slider in a menu: Press the up or down arrow button to select the slider control for the feature you want to adjust. Press the right or left arrow button to adjust the indicator line on the slider.
  • Page 44: Audio Menu

    Using the TV,s Menu System Audio Menu Mute Press OK to reduce the TV's volume to its minimum level. Press OK again to restore the volume. Tone Controls Displays the slider controls for adjusting the TV's treble, bass and balance. Audio Processor Displays a choice list of available audio modes, which control way the sound comes through your speakers.
  • Page 45: Screen Menu

    Using the TV9 Menu System can choose either Yea" o r No. If you save the settings as a Personal Picture Preset, the TV will store the settings so you can re-select them quickly if someone changes the settings. Picture Presets Displays a choice list that lets you select...
  • Page 46: Using Closed Captioning

    Using the TV,s Menu System Using Closed Captioning Many programs are encoded with closed-captioning information, which leks you display the audio portion of a program as text on the TV screen. Closed captioning is not available on all channels at all times. Only specific programs encoded...
  • Page 47: Channel Menu

    Using the TV9 Menu System Channel Menu Signal Type Displays a choice list that lets you select the current antenna type. This option does not appear when the GUIDE Plus+ system is set up. UHF/VttFAntenna Choose this if you are currently using an off-air antenna for TV signals.
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  • Page 49: Chaper 4: Other Information

    p_er Other Information Chapter Overview: • Limited Warranty • Troubleshooting • Accessory Order Form • Care and Cleaning • Front Panel Buttons • Index...
  • Page 50: Ge Tv Limited Warranty

    Pay any Authorized GE Television Service Center the labor charges to repair your television. • Pay any Authorized GE Television Service Center for the new or; at our option, refurbished replacement parks and picture tubes required to repair your television.
  • Page 52: Troubleshooting

    Other Information Troubleshooting Most problems encounter with your TV you correct by consulting Troubleshooting list that follows. TV Problems TV won't turn • Press the P()WER button. • Make sure the TV is plugged • Check the wall receptacle (or extension cord) to make sure it is "live"...
  • Page 53 Other Infermatien Troubleshooting Can't select certain channel • Channel may be blocked or not approved in the Parental Controls menu. • If using a VCR, make sure the TV/VCR button on the VCR is in the correct mode (press the TV/VCR button on your VCR).
  • Page 54 Other Infermatien GUIDE Plus+ System Problems (continued) Program information doesn't download • Review your setup information and make sure it's correct. Press MENU on the remote and select GUIDE Plus+ Sel/up. Go to page 16 for detailed instructions about the GUIDE Plus+ Setup menus. •...
  • Page 55: Accessory Order Form

    Other Information Accessory Order Form Screw-on Cable attaches to the round antenna connectors Part No. Description (called 75-ohm F-type) Screw-on antenna cable (3-ft) VH81 the back of your VCR or VH81 (3-ft) TV. The ends screw onto Screw-on antenna cable (6-ft) VH82 $4.95 the connectors...
  • Page 56 Other Information 2-way Signal Splitter Charge your order on your VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card by Helps you connect a second filling in below TV or VCR. USE YOUR CREDIT CARD VISA Splitter VH47 IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number from your VISA card I-l-lT-IIII II-I-I-1UI-U1 Ampfified...
  • Page 57: Care And Cleaning

    Other Information Care and Cleaning CAUTION: Turn OFF your TV before cleaning. You can clean the TV as required, using a soft lint-flee cloth. Be sure to occasionally dust the ventilation slots in the cabinet to help assure adequate ventilation. The TV's screen may be cleaned with a soft, lint-free...
  • Page 58: Index

    Mute, MUTE button, Demo Pin, 6, 8, 9, 11 Age-Based Ratings, Arrow buttons, Audio Menu, News menu, Processor, Normal List, Finding tile sensor, AUDIO IN jacks, 11, 12 Front Panel Number buttons, AUDIO R jack, Block, Audio/Video cable, Auto Channel Search, 15, 45 OK button,...
  • Page 59 UHF/VHF Antenna, Unlock, Parental Controls, V-Chip, Age-Based Ratings, Blocking Movies, Content Themes, connecting, VIDEO IN jack, + button, VOL- button, VOLUME buttons, Warranty, Chapter...
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  • Page 64 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 multimedia Inc. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2001 Thomson multimedia Inc.

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