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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


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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.
  • Page 2: Important Information

    Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. Registering this product allows us to contact you if needed. Your GE Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at Registering this product allows us to contact you if needed.
  • 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

    – a process commonly referred to as reverse 3:2 pulldown. Precision CRTs Your HDTV monitor features Precision CRTs. These Precision CRTs (cathode ray tubes) produce sharp, high-resolution images, with great detail and better transition between images than regular CRTs.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Changing Lists and Labels ........16 FCC Information .............. 41 Auto Convergence............ 16 Care and Cleaning............41 GE HDTV Monitor Limited Warranty ......42 Chapter 2: Using the Remote Control Accessory Information............ 44 Index ................45 The Buttons on the Remote Control......17 Programming the Remote ..........
  • Page 6: Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Things To Consider Before You Connect

    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. • 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 HDTV Tuner. A. Connect the coaxial cable from your cable outlet or antenna to the antenna input jack 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 jack 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 input 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 input jacks on the back of the TV and to the audio output jacks on the DVD player. B.
  • Page 14: Tv+ A/V Receiver

    Connections & Setup TV+ A/V Receiver You can connect your TV to an A/V receiver using the AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT jacks. Making the Connection ������������ �� ���� �� ��� �� �� �� �� ��� ��� Connect audio cables to either the FIXED or VARIABLE �...
  • Page 15: The Front Of Your Tv

    Connections & Setup COMPOSITE INPUTS Lets you connect another component such as a VCR, ���������������� DVD player, or laserdisc player. Its AUDIO jacks are the same as described for ������� � � � ���� CMP1 above. • VID1 S-VIDEO Provides better picture quality than the video jacks (VID1 ����...
  • Page 16: 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.
  • Page 17: Turn On The Tv

    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 18: 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 19: Chapter 2: Using The Remote Control

    Chapter 2: 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, ���...
  • Page 20: Using The Remote Control

    CMP1—press the CH+ or CH- button to resume TV viewing). MENU Brings up the Main menu. To turn off all the RCA, GE, and Proscan MUTE Reduces the TV’s volume to its minimum level. Press again to restore components that are connected to the TV, the volume.
  • Page 21: Programming The Remote

    ��� �� controllable components. The remote is already programmed to operate most ���� �� �� � RCA, GE, and Proscan components. � ���� ��� � Also, the AUX•HD button can be programmed to operate most brands of an �� additional remote-controllable component (such as a VCR, DVD player, satellite receiver or cable box).
  • Page 22: Using Direct Entry

    Using the Remote Control 3. Point the remote at the component. Keep the remote pointed at the component until the end of this step. Press and release PLAY, then wait 5 seconds or until the indicator on the remote stops flashing. At this point the remote is searching for the correct code to program.
  • Page 23: How To Use The Remote After You've Programmed It

    Using the Remote Control How to Use the Remote After You’ve Programmed It Component buttons Because this universal remote can control several different components (TV, ��� ������ DVD, VCR, satellite receiver, etc.) it uses operational modes triggered by the component buttons. For example, if you want the remote to control the TV, you ������...
  • Page 24: Remote Control Codes

    Zenith........2004, 2098, 2104, 2119, 2128 Drake ..............5058, 5059 KLH ................2061 Echostar ............... 5089 Kodak..............2014, 2021 GE ..........5000 (SAT1), 5001 (SAT2) Lloyd ................2026 DVD codes General Instruments ........ 5060, 5061, 5062 Logik ................2061 Hitachi..............5083, 5084 LXI ................
  • Page 25: Chapter 3: Using The Tv's Features

    Chapter 3: 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).
  • Page 26: 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 DVD or AUX•HD button on the remote control.
  • Page 27: 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 28 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 the left is View or Block. Content Themes Lists the content themes you can block or view.
  • Page 29 Using the TV’s Features Age-Based USA Description and Content Themes for Age-Based Ratings Rating Mature Audience Only. Specifically designed to be viewed by adults and may be unsuitable for TV-MA 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 30: Blocking Specific Content Themes

    Using the TV’s Features Viewing Age-Based Ratings After you block age-based ratings, you can change some of the ratings back to View. 1. Use the up/down arrows to select the rating with a status of Block. 2. Press OK to select View. Blocking Specific Content Themes Content Themes You can block programs based on their content.
  • Page 31: Canada V-Chip Ratings

    Using the TV’s Features Canada V-Chip Ratings Canadian TV V-Chip supports two different Canadian rating systems: English and French. Rating Canadian English V-Chip Rating System Adults. Programming intended for adults 18 and older. It may contain elements of violence, language, and sexual content which could make it unsuitable for viewers under 18.
  • Page 32 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: Blocking Canadian V-Chip Ratings

    Using the TV’s Features Blocking Canadian V-Chip Ratings If you receive Canadian programs you can block Canadian English and French V-Chip by ratings only. When you block a particular rating, you automatically block the higher rated programs as well. To block Canadian English and French program ratings: 1.
  • Page 34: Blocking Unrated/Exempt Programs

    Using the TV’s Features Blocking Unrated/Exempt Programs The Unrated/Exempt Prog. option lets you decide if programs that the V-Chip recognizes as unrated can be viewed. Unrated TV programs may include news, sports, political, religious, local and weather programs, emergency bulletins, public announcements, and programs without ratings.
  • Page 35: Chapter 4: Using The Menu System

    Chapter 4: Using the 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 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 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 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 button to scroll through the list. Press OK to select and tune to the highlighted channel.
  • Page 39: Setup Menu

    Using the Menu System Setup Menu The Setup menu lets you configure the TV to fit its surroundings and your preferences. To access the Setup menu, press MENU on the remote, and then select Setup from the main menu. Channel setup Signal type The TV chooses the signal type during the initial setup.
  • Page 40 Using the Menu System Closed Caption Many programs are encoded with closed-captioning information, which lets 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 with closed-captioning information.
  • Page 41: Chapter 5: Other Information

    Chapter 5: 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.
  • Page 42: Other Information

    Other Information 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. • The channel might be blank — change channels. • If you’re watching your VCR and it’s connected with coaxial cable to the ANTENNA/CABLE jack, tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (whichever channel is selected on the 3/4 switch on the back of your VCR).
  • 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: Ge Hdtv Monitor Limited Warranty

    Service Center provided that your unit is located within the geographic territory covered by an Authorized GE Television Service Center. If not, you must take your unit to the Service Center location at your own expense, or pay for the cost the Service Center may charge to transport your unit to and from your home.
  • Page 45: Limitation Of Warranty

    Other Information 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. Limitation of Warranty: •...
  • 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

    Index Component video cables 5, 44 Connections 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 A/V receiver 12 Labels 16, 37 S-Video Content themes 28 Accessories 44 Languages, selecting 15, 37 Cable 5, 44 Contrast 35 Age-based ratings 27, 28 Lock, Parental Controls 32 Jack 13 Contrast expand 34 Amplifier 12...
  • 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 ©2004 Thomson Inc. Trademark(s)®...

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