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the serial number and the date of purchase in order to
receive warranty parts and service.
The serial number is located at the back of the TV.
www.rca.com
Plasma HDTV
User s Manual
Model Number.
42PA30RQ
Made for Today.
Made for Today.
Part No.: RN0342H1913

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    Part No.: RN0342H1913 Plasma HDTV User s Manual Model Number. 42PA30RQ www.rca.com Please register your product at Please keep your sales receipt and keep the record of the serial number and the date of purchase in order to receive warranty parts and service.

  • Page 2: Child Safety Guide

    Child Safety Guide...

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    Child Safety Guide Use una montura que se ha recomendado por el fabricante de monitor y/o listado por un laboratorio independiente (como UL, CSA, ETL). Siga todas las instrucciones ofrecidas por el fabricante de monitor y montaje de pared.

  • Page 4: Feature Of Pdp Tv

    Feature of PDP TV • Do not use the TV where the temperature is below 41°F (5°C) • Do not display still image for a long time Leaving still image on for a long time can cause screen image retention on the plasma display. In other word, the image retention is called “screen burn”.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Child Safety Guide ............................Feature of PDP TV ............................Caution and Warning ........................... FCC Notice ..............................Safety Precautions ............................Preparation for Your New TV .................................................... Check Accessories ..........................Setup TV Table Stand ............................Select TV Location ..........................

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    Table of Contents OSD Menu Operations .................................................... Adjust the OSD Screen ............................. Picture Menu ............................. Sound Menu ............................Channel Menu ............................Parental Menu ..............................Setup Menu ............................. Others Menu Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ...................... Troubleshooting ............................V-Chip Rating Explanations ........................

  • Page 7: Caution And Warning

    Caution and Warning CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover or back. No user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel. The lightning flash with arrowhead The exclamation point within an symbol, within an equilateral triangle equilateral triangle is intended to...

  • Page 8: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions 1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions. 3. Heed all warnings. 4. Follow all instructions. 5. Do not use this apparatus near water. For example, do not use near a laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and the like.

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    Safety Precautions 23. WARNING: To prevent injury, this apparatus must be securely attached to the floor/wall in accordance with the installation instructions. 24. To reduce the risk of electric shock, the grounding of center pin of plug must be maintained. 25.

  • Page 10: Preparation For Your New Tv

    REMOTE CONTROL Below is a list of RCA codes for the most common Cable and Satellite providers. Use the RCA code that is associated with your Cable or Satellite provider (if applicable).

  • Page 11: Tv Stand Installation

    TV Stand Installation TV 42PA30RQ is packaged with the TV stand separated from the cabinet. To setup the TV table stand, please carry out the installation according to the instructions below. Step One Place the TV faced down on a soft cloth or cushion to prevent the PDP panel from being damaged.

  • Page 12: Tv Signal Connection

    TV Signal Connection The first step in connecting your TV is obtaining the signal. Your TV 42PA30RQ has a back panel, which allows you to receive analog and/or digital television channels via ANT/CABLE jack. Before connecting your TV, determine using an antenna or a cable service to obtain the signal.

  • Page 13: Cable Connections

    Cable Connections Choose Your Connections TV 42PA30RQ supports various connections to other devices (such as DVD, VCR, Set-top box, etc.). Please follow the table to choose the cables which adapt to your device. Jacks Cables Further Information Go to page 13...

  • Page 14: Back Panel Connections

    Back Panel Connections Connecting AV Composite device (Good Video Quality) To connect a composite AV device, such as a DVD player, follow these steps: 1. Connect the Video In jack on the back of TV to the video output jacks of device via video cable (yellow). 2.

  • Page 15: Connecting Ypbpr Component Device (better Video Quality)

    Back Panel Connections Connecting YPbPr Component device (Better Video Quality) To connect a component device, such as a DVD player, follow these steps: 1. Connect the COMPONENT IN Y/Pb/Pr jack on the back of TV to the video output jacks of device via video cable (green, blue and red).

  • Page 16: Connecting Hdmi Device (best Video Quality)

    1. Connect the HDMI1/DVI, 2, 3 or 4 jack on the back of TV to the DVI port of device via HDMI-DVI cable. 2. Connect the SOUND/DVI jack on the back of TV to the audio output jack of device with audio cable (dual-channel RCA jacks to 3.5mm stereo jack).

  • Page 17: Connecting A Computer

    2. Connect the SOUND/DVI jack on the back of TV to the audio output jack of computer with audio cable (3.5mm). Note: If you want to use your TV as a monitor, please notice that the maximum resolution for 42PA30RQ is 1024*768.

  • Page 18: Tv Jacks Explanation

    TV Jacks Explanation HEAD PHONE: Connect a 3.5mm headphone for personal audio. Digital Audio-out: Connect a coaxial cable for digital audio output. HDMI1/DVI, 2, 3, 4: (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) It provides an uncompressed digital connection that carries both video and audio data by way of an integrated mini-plug cable. AUDIO OUTPUT L/R: Connect double-channel coaxial cables for analog audio output.

  • Page 19: Keypad And Front Panel

    Keypad and Front Panel Keypad Buttons If you cannot locate your remote, you can use the keypad on the bottom left corner of TV to operate many TV features. Displays the Source Select List. INPUT: MENU: Displays the TV Main Menu. : Scans down through the channel list.

  • Page 20: Remote Control Instructions

    Remote Control Instructions Inserting Batteries in the Remote • Remove the cover of battery cabin on the back of the remote control by lifting the cover. • Insert two AAA batteries, making sure the polarities (+ and -) are aligned correctly. •...

  • Page 21: Learning About Remote Control

    Learning about Remote Control Remote Control Buttons ): Reduces the TV volume to its minimum level. Press again to restore the volume. MUTE ( CH LIST POWER ( ): Turns the TV on or off. CH.LIST: Displays the channel list. FAV.: Adds the current channel to your favorite list, or erases the current channel from your favorite list (if this channel is a favorite channel already).

  • Page 22: Initial Setup

    Initial Setup If it is the first time you turn on your TV, or you have done Clear Channel List option (see page 31), the initial setup menu appears automatically. Step One Please select Menu Language, press the up/down arrow select the language you need. Available languages: English, Spanish and French.

  • Page 23: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Turning On and Off Connect the AC cord to power the TV. At this time the TV will enter standby mode and power indicator will turn red. Use Power button ( ) on the top panel of TV or on the remote control to turn on the TV. After switching off the TV for 5 seconds, you can turn on TV again.

  • Page 24: Channel Bar

    Basic Operations Channel Bar Press the DISPLAY button on the remote control, the channel bar will appear on the top right corner of the screen. It displays the current channel’s information. The following list describes the items on the channel bar. D50 - 1 KOCE-HD English...

  • Page 25: Osd Menu Operations

    OSD Menu Operations Adjust the OSD Screen The OSD (On Screen Display) menu enables you to approach to the TV functions. To use OSD menu system, press MENU button on remote control, then use left/right arrow to highlight an option from PICTURE, SOUND, CHANNEL, PARENTAL, SETUP or OTHERS and press ENTER/down button.

  • Page 26: Color Temperature

    OSD Menu Operations Screen Size Screen Size PICTURE SOUND CHANNEL PARENTAL SETUP OTHERS Picture Settings Screen Size: Select a screen aspect ratio. Screen Size Wide PC Settings (Available ratio: Wide, Cinema, Zoom, and Normal.) Color Temperature Warm Please choose the ratio that applies to your video Advanced Picture Settings signal format best.

  • Page 27: Sound Menu

    OSD Menu Operations Sound Menu The Sound Menu lets you adjust audio output. To access the Sound Menu, press MENU on the remote, and then select SOUND from the Main Menu. Press ENTER/down button to proceed to SOUND menu. PICTURE SOUND CHANNEL PARENTAL SETUP...

  • Page 28: Channel Menu

    OSD Menu Operations Equalizer Settings PICTURE SOUND CHANNEL PARENTAL SETUP OTHERS The seven-band graphic equalizer allows you to adjust Mode the audio frequency settings. You can select one of the equalizer presets (Off, Pop, Rock, Jazz) or create your own personal preset (User). Press the left or right arrow to select the frequency (100Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1KHz, 2KHz, 4KHz, 10KHz) you want to adjust.

  • Page 29: Parental Menu

    OSD Menu Operations Signal Type Select your TV signal type: Air or Cable. Auto Channel Search Execute an auto channel search (see page 21). Parental Menu The Setup Menu enables you to lock program with special content, panel key board and input source. Press MENU and choose PARENTAL from the Main menu.

  • Page 30: Movie Rating

    OSD Menu Operations Movie Rating PICTURE SOUND CHANNEL PARENTAL SETUP OTHERS Use arrow keys to select the rating level you want to block, press ENTER to lock/unlock the rating level. If PG-13 you have blocked a lower level rating, the higher ratings will be blocked too.

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    OSD Menu Operations Canada V-Chip Press ENTER or right arrow to enter US V-Chip ratings menu, which contains two sub-menus: English Rating and French Rating. English Rating Press ENTER or right arrow to enter English rating menu. PICTURE SOUND CHANNEL PARENTAL SETUP OTHERS...

  • Page 32: Change Password

    OSD Menu Operations Change Password Change the password of parental menu. PICTURE SOUND CHANNEL PARENTAL SETUP OTHERS Input the old password. Old PIN Input the new password. New PIN Input the new password again to confirm. Confirm Keypad Lock Select this option to block or unblock the TV’s side keypad buttons so that they can’t be used. Source Lock This option allows you to lock or unlock the input source.

  • Page 33: Setup Menu

    OSD Menu Operations Setup Menu The Setup Menu lets you config the TV with your preferences. Select SETUP from the Main Menu. Press ENTER/down button to proceed to SETUP menu. PICTURE SOUND CHANNEL PARENTAL SETUP OTHERS Use up/down to choose the function you need, press Closed Caption Menu Language English...

  • Page 34: Menu Language

    OSD Menu Operations Digital CC Style PICTURE SOUND CHANNEL PARENTAL SETUP OTHERS Select the item you want to adjust in Digital CC CC Size Default CC Font Default Style menu with up/down arrows. CC Opacity Default Text Color Default CC Background Opacity Default CC Background Color Default...

  • Page 35: Others Menu

    OSD Menu Operations Others Menu The Others Menu lets you config the TV with your preferences in other features. Choose OTHERS from the Main Menu. Press ENTER/down button to proceed to SETUP menu. PICTURE SOUND CHANNEL PARENTAL SETUP OTHERS Use up/down to choose the function you need, press Blue Back No Signal Power Off ENTER or right arrow to adjust or enter a sub-menu.

  • Page 36: Frequently Asked Questions (faqs)

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) What’s the most convenient way to view High Definition (HD) video? Connect an antenna to the TV Input jack to view free local digital channels. You may need to purchase an antenna. (See page 11 for more information about antenna setup). Visit www.antennaweb.org for assistance in deciding what type of antenna to use to receive the local digital channels available to you.

  • Page 37: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Identifying Problems If there are any problems when using the product, please consult the list below. If the list does not solve the problem, call our Customer Service Center immediately. TV Problems The TV can’t be turned on. • Make sure the AC cord is plugged in. •...

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    Keep your TV unplugged for about 5 minutes. Then plug in the TV and turn it on. See if the problem is fixed. If the problem remains, then please visit the Customer Support Menu at www.rca.com or updated FAQs or contact...

  • Page 39: V-chip Rating Explanations

    V-Chip Rating Explanations US V-Chip Rating System TV-MA (Mature Audience Only): Specifically 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 find unsuitable for children under 14.

  • Page 40: Canadian French Rating System

    V-Chip Rating Explanations 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 conflict or encourage children to imitate dangerous acts which they may see on television.

  • Page 41: Wall Mounting Unit Specification

    Wall Mounting Unit Specification Model Unit Dimension (unit:mm) Screw 42PA30RQ VESA 400 x 200 M6 screws, length 14mm 400 mm 200 mm Note: A. The wall mount is not contained in the accessories sold with television. We only provide the installing specifications but not the wall mount itself.

  • Page 42: Usb Media Play

    Do not turn off the TV or disconnect USB storage device while the TV is playing back picture or music. This may result in loss of data or damage to the USB storage device, and RCA is not responsible for any damage to, or loss of, data on the USB...

  • Page 43: Product Specification

    Product Specification Model 42PA30RQ Diagonal Display Size 42 inches Television System American TV standard ATSC/NTSC system Channel Coverage VHF: 2~13 UHF: 14~69 CATV: 1~135 Storage Temperature is -5℃~+45℃ (+23℉~+113℉) Temperature Operating Temperature is +5℃~+45℃ (+41℉~+113℉) Storage Humidity: Less than 85% RH (No condensation)

  • Page 44: Warranty Card

    Fo r a perio d o f 1 2 mon t h s fro m d a t e o f pu r chas e o f you r RC A product , w e wil l pa y an authorized RCA service center for the new, or at our option,refurbished LED LCD panel needed to rep a i r a n y de f e c t s in m a t er i al or w o r k m a n s h i p in y o u r t elev i s ion.

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    THIS W A RRANT Y GIVE S YO U SPEC I FI C LEGA L RIGHT S AN D YO U AL S O MA Y HA V E OTH E R RIGHTS TH A T VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. RCA is a trademark of RCA T rademark Management SAS and used under license by ON Corporatio n...

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    E l e m en t o s no c ubie r t o s por la g a r a n tía l imit a da Su g arantí a li m ita d a n o cubre los si g ui e n t es tem a s: Un- i n s t a l a c i ó...

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    10920 Via Frontera, Ste 540 San Diego, CA 92127, U.S.A. 2012 ON Corporation RCA is a trademark of RCA Trademark Management SAS used under license to ON Corporation. RCA es una marcade RCA Trademark Management SAS usada bajo licencia de ON Corporation.

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