RCA HDTV Monitor User Manual

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HDTV Monitor
User's Guide
A throw-in sheet was included with this
instruction book advising the user of
possible picture tube damage due to
stationary images.
Click on this note to view the throw-in
Changing Entertainment. Again.


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  • Page 1 HDTV Monitor User’s Guide A throw-in sheet was included with this instruction book advising the user of possible picture tube damage due to stationary images. Click on this note to view the throw-in sheet. Changing Entertainment. Again.
  • Page 2: Important Information

    Important Information WARNING This symbol indicates that this product CAUTION incorporates double insulation between RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK To reduce the risk of fire hazardous mains voltage and user DO NOT OPEN or electric shock, do not accessible parts. When servicing use only expose this product to rain identical replacement parts.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Information IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction 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 3 provides more information about the rest of the TV’s features and how to use them. Hi-Pix Picture Enhancement System The Hi-Pix Picture Enhancement System incorporates two of RCA’s most advanced technologies: TruScan Digital Reality and the AVR Picture Projection System.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    FCC Information .............. 41 D52W20, D52W20B, D56W20, D56W20B, D61W20 Care and Cleaning............41 and D61W20B only) ..........17 RCA HDTV Monitor Limited Warranty......42 Accessory Information............ 44 Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control The Buttons on the Remote Control......18 Programming the Remote ..........
  • Page 6: 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. • Turn off the TV and/or component before you connect or disconnect any cables. •...
  • Page 7: 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. Note for US customers: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service Representative who will visit your home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation.
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  • Page 9: Tv + Hdtv Tuner + Vcr + Dvd Player

    Connections & Setup TV + HDTV Tuner + VCR + DVD Player 1. Make sure cable or antenna and/or satellite is connected to your VCR. A. Connect the coaxial cable from your cable outlet or antenna to the antenna input on the HDTV Tuner. B.
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  • Page 11: Tv + Satellite Receiver + Vcr

    Connections & Setup TV + Satellite Receiver + VCR 1. Connect your VCR to your TV. A. Connect a coaxial cable to the VCR’s antenna output and to the ANTENNA/CABLE Input jack on the TV. B. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the VID2 L/MONO and R Audio jacks on the back of the TV and to the Audio Output jacks on the VCR.
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  • Page 13: Tv + Dvd + Vcr

    Connections & Setup TV + DVD + VCR 1. Connect your DVD Player to your TV. A. Connect the audio (white and red) cables to the CMP1 L and R Audio jacks on the back of the TV and to the Audio Output jacks on the DVD player. B.
  • Page 14: Tv+ A/V Receiver Or Speakers

    Connections & Setup TV+ A/V Receiver or Speakers These are two different ways your TV uses a component to hear audio. 1. Connect audio cables to either the FIXED or VARIABLE AUDIO L and R OUTPUT jacks and to the Audio Inputs on the A/V receiver. •...
  • Page 15: Explanation Of Jacks

    Connections & Setup Explanation of Jacks (in alphabetical order) This section describes the jacks you can use to make connections. There are several ways to connect components to your TV. ANTENNA/CABLE Lets you connect a coaxial cable to receive the signal from the ��������...
  • Page 16: The Front Of Your Tv

    Connections & Setup DVI-HDTV Input Lets you connect an HDTV Tuner with a DVI output. DVI (Digital Visual Interface) Provides an uncompressed, digital video interface • developed for high-bandwidth digital connection. It supports the overlay of high- � �������� resolution graphics needed by some electronic program guide navigation and other interactive services.
  • Page 17: Front Panel Buttons

    Connections & Setup Front Panel Buttons If you cannot locate your remote, you can use the front panel buttons of your TV to operate many of the TV’s features. MENU/OK Brings up the Main menu. In the menu system, it selects highlighted items. Scans down through the current channel list.
  • Page 18: Complete Auto Channel Search

    Connections & Setup Turn on the TV Press TV on the remote, or press POWER on the TV’s front panel. Note: Pressing the TV button not only turns on the TV, but puts the remote into TV mode. “TV mode” means that the buttons on the remote control operate the TV’s functions.
  • Page 19: Changing Lists And Labels

    Connections & Setup Changing Lists and Labels The List & Labels part of the setup lets you edit your channel list and choose or create a personal six-character label for each channel. Note: Changing List and Labels can be time consuming. You can change these at a later time by accessing the Setup menu.
  • Page 20: Chapter 2: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control The Buttons on the Remote Control Indicator (0-9) Number Buttons Enter channel numbers and time settings directly through the remote control. To enter a one-digit channel, enter a zero first. To enter a two-digit channel, press the two digits.
  • Page 21: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control INFO Brings up the channel banner; press again to clear the screen. INPUT Accesses the available video input channels (VID1, VID2, FRNT, CMP1, The component button corresponding to CMP2 and DVI). Press the CH+ or CH- button to resume TV viewing. the mode you're in flickers when the remote batteries are low and you press a button on LIGHT Press to illuminate some of the remote control’s buttons.
  • Page 22: Programming The Remote

    Using the Remote Control Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components The universal remote can be programmed to operate most brands of remote Indicator controllable components. The remote is already programmed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan components. Also, the AUX button can be programmed to operate most brands of an additional remote-controllable component (such as a VCR, DVD player, CD player, satellite receiver, cable box or audio receiver).
  • Page 23: How To Use The Remote After You've Programmed It

    Using the Remote Control Using Direct Entry 1. Turn on the component to be programmed. 2. Look up the brand and code number(s) for the component on the code list Important note for direct entry in this section. You must continue pressing the component 3.
  • Page 24: Volume Punchthrough

    Using the Remote Control Volume Punchthrough You may find this feature helpful if you’ve connected your components to an audio/video receiver (A/V receiver) or amplifier, but you want to use the TV’s remote control to operate the volume for a component that is connected to the audio/video receiver.
  • Page 25: Cable Box Codes

    Using the Remote Control Cable Box Codes DVD/VCR Combo Codes Dimensia ................2072 Electrohome...............2010, 2024 DVD and AUX/HD buttons can use DVD codes; Emerson ......2002, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2020, Programmable for SAT/CAB and AUX/HD buttons........2021, 2022, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, VCR and AUX/HD buttons can use VCR codes ..........
  • Page 26: Channel Banner

    Using the TV’s Features Channel Banner There are several indicators that might appear when you press the TV or INFO button on the remote. This display is called the Channel Banner. The following list describes the items on the Channel Banner screen (left to right and top to bottom). 4/3 format Current screen format.
  • Page 27: How To Set Up The Autotuning Feature

    Using the TV’s Features How to Set Up the Autotuning Feature The way you set up the autotuning feature in the TV’s menu corresponds to the component buttons on the remote and the way you have each component connected to your TV. When you set up autotuning, you’re telling the TV what channel/input to tune to when you press the VCR, DVD, SAT/CAB, AUX/HD or AUDIO button on the remote control.
  • Page 28: Parental Controls And V-Chip

    Using the TV’s Features Parental Controls and V-Chip The choices in the US V-CHIP and Canada V-CHIP menus involve software inside your TV (referred to as V-Chip) which allows you to block TV programs and movies based on violence, sex, or other content you may believe children should not view. Once you block programs, you can unblock programs by entering a password.
  • Page 29 Using the TV’s Features The V-Chip Rating Screen The following is an example of where items are located within the Rating Limit screen. Rating Status Field Lets you select whether the status of the age-based rating limit to Content Themes the left is View or Block.
  • Page 30: Blocking Specific Content Themes

    Using the TV’s Features Blocking Age-Based Ratings You can automatically block all program ratings above a specified age- based rating level. To block programs with higher ratings: 1. Press the up or down arrow button to scroll to the rating corresponding with the lowest rating you do not want the child to watch.
  • Page 31: Canada V-Chip 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 them back to ( ) View: 1. Determine the content themes you want to change to ( ) View. 2.
  • Page 32: Blocking Canadian V-Chip Ratings

    Using the TV’s Features Rating Canadian French V-Chip Rating System Adults. Programming is for adults only. This program contains sustained violence or extremely violent 18 ans + scenes. Viewers 16 and over. Programming is not suitable for those under age 16. This program contains 16 ans + frequent scenes of violence or intensely violent scenes.
  • Page 33: Lock/Unlock Parental Controls

    Using the TV’s Features V-Chip Movie Rating Limit Set movie rating limits by blocking movies rated above a specified level. To access the Movie Rating Limit menu: 1. Press MENU on the remote control (the TV's MAIN MENU appears). 2. Select Parental Control. 3.
  • Page 34: Pip (Picture-In-Picture) And Pop (Picture-Outside-Picture) Operation

    Using the TV’s Features PIP (Picture-in-Picture) and POP (Picture-outside-Picture) Operation The PIP (picture-in-picture) feature lets you display a second, smaller picture on top of the main picture. POP (picture-outside-picture) lets you display two windows side by side. Note: PIP and POP are not available for DVI or component video PIP example sources (CMP1 or CMP2).
  • Page 35: Chapter 4: Using The Menu System

    Using the TV’s Menu System 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. The following audio items can be adjusted: Sound settings, Sound type, Sound mode, SAP, Sound Logic, Dynamic bass, Headphone settings, and Graphic equalizer.
  • Page 36: Picture Menu

    Using the TV’s Menu System Sound logic Reduces the annoying blasts in volume during commercial breaks, and also amplifies softer sounds in program material. Eliminates the need to constantly adjust the volume. Dynamic bass Enhances your TV's low-frequency response. The options are Off, Medium and High.
  • Page 37: Using The Tv's Menu System

    Optimized still picture When enabled (box checked), enhances the picture specifically for still frames (for example, if you're watching a slideshow on your HDTV monitor, or if you've paused a frame of a DVD). Auto Skin Tone When enabled (box checked), minimizes the flesh tone variations of the TV picture.
  • Page 38: Channel Guide Menu

    Using the TV’s Menu System Channel Guide Menu Allows you to view and select from the entire channel list and their labels. Press the GUIDE button to bring up the Channel Guide menu. Use the up or down arrow to scroll through the list. Press OK to select and tune to the highlighted channel.
  • Page 39: Pip Menu

    Using the TV’s Menu System PIP Menu Display Mode Off No window is displayed. PIP PIP window is displayed. POP POP window is displayed. PIP channel Allows you to choose the channel displayed in the PIP or main POP window. Scroll through channel list as well as the VID1, VID2 and FRNT input channels.
  • Page 40 Using the TV’s Menu System Curtain effect Reveals the picture by "opening" it from the middle of the Short-term vs. Long-term screen when the TV is switched on. Hides the picture by "closing" it from the Power Outages sides when the TV is switched off. The Auto channel and Auto volume settings Special features The Auto on setting switches your TV on after a power don’t take effect after short-term power...
  • Page 41: Troubleshooting

    Other Information Troubleshooting Most problems you encounter with your TV can be corrected by consulting the following troubleshooting list. Note for US customers: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service Representative who will visit your 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.
  • Page 42: Other Information

    Other Information Noisy stereo reception • May be a weak station. Use Sound menu to choose mono sound. No picture, no sound but TV is on • Maybe the cable/air function is set to the wrong position. Go to page 37 for detailed instructions. •...
  • Page 43: Fcc Information

    Other Information 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 44: Rca Hdtv Monitor Limited Warranty

    Other Information RCA HDTV Monitor Limited Warranty What your warranty covers: • Defects in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • One year from date of purchase for labor. • One year from date of purchase for parts.
  • Page 46: Accessory Information

    Other Information Accessory Information There are various accessories available to complement your HDTV Monitor. Prices are subject to change without notice. All accessories are subject to availability. A shipping and handling fee will be charged upon ordering, and we are required by law to collect the appropriate sales tax for each individual state, county and locality to which the merchandise is being sent.
  • Page 47 Index Second audio program (SAP) 24, 33 A/V receiver 12 Direct entry 20, 21 Maximum TV volume 37 Setup menu 16, 37, 38 Accessories 44 Menu Sharpness 35 Button 18, 25 Button 16, 19 Age-based ratings 28 Signal type 37 Connection 6, 7, 10, 11 Channel guide 36 Amplifier 33...
  • Page 48 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 ©2003 Thomson Inc. Trademark(s)® Registered Marca(s) Registrada(s) Printed in USA TOCOM 16222540...

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