RCA Television User Manual

RCA Television User Manual

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  • Page 1 LCD Television User’s Guide Changing Entertainment. Again.
  • Page 2: Important Information

    Important: This television is a table model and is designed to sit on a fi rm, fl at, surface. Don't place the TV on soft carpeting or similar surface because the ventilation slots on the bottom of the unit will be blocked resulting in reduced lifetime from overheating.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Information 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. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 8.
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  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Important Safety Instructions ......................i Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect ..................3 Protect Against Power Surges ....................3 Important Stand and Base Safety Information ................3 Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference ............3 Use Indirect Light ........................3 Connection Illustrations ......................3 Check Supplied Parts ........................3 Explanation of Jacks .........................4...
  • Page 6 Table of Contents Chapter 4: Other Information Troubleshooting ..........................27 Care and Cleaning ...........................28 Limited Warranty ..........................29...
  • Page 7: Chapter 1: Connections & Setup

    Chapter 1: 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 8: Explanation Of Jacks

    Connections & Setup Explanation of Jacks This section describes the jacks and cables you might use to make connections. There are several ways to connect components to your TV. Different jacks and cables provide a different level of performance. It’s important to remember the different degrees of picture improvement for comparison.
  • Page 9 Connections & Setup AUDIO IN 2 R and L (only available on model L23W10) Use the AUDIO IN 2 right and left audio jacks when connecting to the VIDEO IN 2 jack. The right connector is usually red; the left connector is usually white. VIDEO IN 2 (only available on model L23W10) Provides composite video connection.
  • Page 10: Connect Your Cable

    TV Bottom Panel Choose Your Connection There are several ways to connect your television, depending on the components you want to connect and the quality of the signal you want to achieve. The following are examples of some ways to connect your TV. Choose the connection which is best for you.
  • Page 11: How To Connect: Tv + Vcr + Dvd Player

    Connections & Setup VIDEO S-VIDEO AUDIO Notes: TV model L23W10 is shown here. The AUDIO and VIDEO IN 2 jacks are only available on this model. COMPONENT IN AUDIO IN 2 AUDIO IN 1 24V DC POWER IN PC IN PC-AUDIO IN VIDEO IN 2 PENDANT...
  • Page 12: How To Connect: Tv + Personal Computer

    Connections & Setup COMPONENT IN AUDIO IN 2 AUDIO IN 1 24V DC POWER IN PC IN PC-AUDIO IN VIDEO IN 2 PENDANT VIDEO IN 1 ANTENNA IN AUDIO IN How to Connect: TV + Personal Computer A. Use a 15-pin monitor cable to connect your TV to a PC. Connect one end of the 15-pin monitor cable to the PC IN jack on the TV and the other end to the PC’s video output.
  • Page 13: Setting Up Your Tv

    Connections & Setup Setting Up Your TV There are several steps you need to follow before you can turn on the TV. Follow the instructions below to setup and turn on your TV. Plug in the TV Plug the end of the cord from the power adapter into the DC POWER IN jack on the bottom panel of the TV.
  • Page 14: Mounting The Tv To The Wall

    Connections & Setup Completing the On Screen Setup There are several options you might need to set up in order for your TV to work properly. The fi rst time you turn on your TV, the SETUP screen appears with Language highlighted. Follow the instructions below to complete the setup for your TV.
  • Page 15: Complete Channel Search

    Connections & Setup Choose the Signal Type CH.SETUP NAVIGATE ▼ ▲ In order for your TV to search for channels, you need to make sure SETUP MENU MENU ON/OFF your signal source is set correctly. Auto Search Signal Type Cable... 1.
  • Page 16: The Buttons On The Remote Control

    Connections & Setup The Buttons on the Remote Control ON•OFF Arrows Highlights different items in the TV menu and adjusts the menu controls. (0-9) Number Buttons Enter channel numbers and password settings directly through the remote control. INPUT MUTE CALENDAR Displays the calendar of the current month and year. VOL+ GO BACK CC Brings up the Closed Caption menu.
  • Page 17: Chapter 2: Using The Tv's Features

    Chapter 2: Using the TV’s Features About the Channel Banner The Channel Banner appears when you press the INFO button on the remote or the button corresponding to the function. The following list describes the items on the Channel Banner screen (left to right and top to bottom).
  • Page 18: Parental Controls

    Using the TV’s Features N/A Choose this if you don’t have this particular component AUTOTUNING connected to the TV, or if you don’t want the TV to automatically tune NAVIGATE ▼ ▲ SELECT PREF. MENU MENU to the correct channel when you’re using this component. Ch03 Component is connected to the ANTENNA IN jack on the Set VCR Ch/Input Ch03...
  • Page 19: Us V-Chip Rating System

    Using the TV’s Features 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). TV-14 (Parents Strongly Cautioned) Contains some material that many parents would fi...
  • Page 20: Canadian French V-Chip Rating System

    Any realistic depictions of violence will be infrequent, discreet, of low intensity and will show the consequences of the acts. Other Content Guidelines: There will be no profanity, nudity or sexual content.
  • Page 21 Using the TV’s Features The US Rating Limit Screen The following is an example of where items are located within the V-Chip TV Ratings screen. US TV RATINGS NAVIGATE ▼ ▲ V/B OK P.C. MENU MENU Rating Field Content Themes Lets you select the age-based Lists the content themes you rating you want to block or view.
  • Page 22: Blocking Specifi C Content Themes

    Using the TV’s Features Blocking Specifi c Content Themes US TV RATINGS You can block programs based on their content. (Content is NAVIGATE ▼ ▲ P.C. MENU V/B OK MENU 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 TV-MA View...
  • Page 23: Blocking Canadian V-Chip Ratings

    Using the TV’s Features Blocking Movie Ratings 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. To block movies: 1.
  • Page 24: Front Panel Block

    (When using this as a Parental Control method, you should remove access to any remote that is capable of operating the television while you have the front panel blocked.) Don’t forget to lock the TV after you disable Front Panel Block (box has check mark). If you do not, the front panel block will not take effect.
  • Page 25: 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. Tune to the program on the TV you want to listen to. Switch to the PC input by pressing the PC INPUT button on the remote.
  • Page 26: Chapter 3: Using The Tv's Menu System

    Chapter 3: Using the TV’s Menu System Menus, On-screen Help, and Control Panels This section explores the menus of your TV, beginning with some information on using menus and control panels. Each menu is outlined and detailed to help you get the most from your TV. The Parental Control menu is discussed in the Features chapter.
  • Page 27: Picture Menu

    Using the TV’s Menu System Numeric Entries _ _ : _ _ _ _ am Time Numeric entry fi elds are used to enter numbers and passwords. Use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the number buttons on the remote to enter the information. 1.
  • Page 28: Sound Menu

    Using the TV’s Menu System Sound Menu SOUND ▼▲ NAVIGATE SELECT MAIN MENU MENU The Sound menu lets you adjust audio output. To access the Sound menu, press MENU on the remote, and then select the Sound icon. Auto Vol. Level Auto Vol.
  • Page 29: Preferences Menu

    Using the TV’s Menu System Preferences Menu PREFERENCES NAVIGATE ▼ ▲ ON/OFF MAIN MENU MENU Gamma Correct Corrects the overall color and brightness of your picture when tuned on. Gamma Correct Auto Flesh Minimizes the fl esh tone variations when turned on. Auto Flesh OSD Position (only available for models L1510 and L23W10) Selects OSD Position...
  • Page 30: Using The Tv's Menu System

    Using the TV’s Menu System CC Setting Choose the way closed captioning information is shown on the screen. On Captioning information always appears, when available. Off No captioning information displayed. On When Mute Displays captioning information, when available, whenever the TV’s sound is muted by pressing the MU TE button.
  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    Chapter 4: 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 power has fi rst been turned on by pressing the (Power) button on the TV’s front panel.
  • Page 32: Care And Cleaning

    Other Information Sound okay, picture poor • Check antenna connections. Make sure all of the cables are fi rmly connected to the jacks. • Try using the picture settings to improve the picture. Go to page 23 for more instructions. Black box appears on the screen •...
  • Page 33: Limited Warranty

    Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your TV or register on- line at www.rca.com. 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 34: Other Information

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  • Page 36 If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: ·...

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