JVC AV 27260 User Manual

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  • Page 1 COLOR TELEVISION USER'S GUIDE IMPORTANT NOTE TO THE CUSTOMER In the space below, enter the serial number of your television (located at the rear of the television cabinet). Staple your sales receipt or invoice to the inside cover of this guide. Keep this user's guide in a convenient place for future reference.
  • Page 2: Important Safety Precautions

    Do not attempt to repair it yourself or remove the rear cover. Changes or modifications not approved by JVC could void the warranty. * When you don’t use this TV set for a long period of time, be sure to disconnect both the power plug from the AC outlet and antenna for your safety.
  • Page 3: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS CAUTION: Please read and retain for your safety. Electrical energy can perform many useful functions. This TV set has been engineered and manufactured to assure your personal safety. But improper use can result in poten- tial electrical shock or fire hazards. In order not to defeat the safeguards incorporated in this TV set, observe the following basic rules for its installation, use and servicing.
  • Page 4 7 An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
  • Page 5 13 For added protection of the TV set during a lightning storm or when the TV set is to be left unattended for an extended period of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna. This will prevent damage to product due to lightning storms or power line surges.
  • Page 6: Quick Setup Guide

    Unpacking Your Television Thank you for your purchase of a JVC Color Television. Before you begin setting up your new television, please check to make sure you have all of the following items. In addition to this guide, your television...
  • Page 7: Quick Setup Guide

    The right and left buttons will turn the volume up or down. These buttons are also marked with four arrows and are also used with JVC's onscreen menu system. You will need to use these buttons later in the Quick Setup Section.
  • Page 8 Step Two - Making Basic Connections Next you will need to connect your television to an antenna or cable system. The most basic antenna/cable connection is shown below. For more detailed connections, such as ones where a cable box is required, see pages 11 to 13. AUDIO VIDEO S VIDEO...
  • Page 9 Your Quick Setup is now complete. You can now begin watching your television, or you can continue on in this guide for more information on connecting audio/video devices, programming your remote control, or using the JVC onscreen menu system to customize your television viewing experience. Quick Setup 3...
  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Connecting to a DVD Player ..14 Connecting to an External Amplifier . . . 15 Connecting to a Camcorder ..15 Connecting to JVC AV Compu Link . . . 16 GETTING STARTED Remote Control Remote Control Basics.
  • Page 11: Connections

    Cable and VCR Connections There are three basic types of antenna or cable connections: • If you have an antenna or have a cable system that does not require you use a cable box to select channels, please refer to Diagram #1. •...
  • Page 12 Connections Cable and VCR Connections - Continued Diagram #2 AUDIO VIDEO S VIDEO L MONO OVER INPUT INPUT COMPONENT VIDEO IN (VHF / UHF) AUDIO OUT AV COMPULINK EX 1) Connect the antenna or cable TV wire from the wall outlet, in to the RF Input of the cable box. 2) Connect an RF cable from the RF Output of the cable box, in to the RF Input on the back of the VCR.
  • Page 13 Cable and VCR Connections - Continued Diagram #3 AUDIO VIDEO S VIDEO L MONO OVER INPUT INPUT COMPONENT VIDEO IN (VHF / UHF) AUDIO OUT AV COMPULINK EX 1) Connect the antenna or cable TV wire from the wall outlet, in to the RF Input of the two-way splitter. 2) Connect an RF cable from the one of the RF Outputs on the splitter, in to the cable box RF Input.
  • Page 14: Connecting To A Dvd Player

    Connections Connecting to a DVD player AUDIO VIDEO S VIDEO L MONO OVER INPUT INPUT COMPONENT VIDEO IN (VHF / UHF) AUDIO OUT AV COMPULINK EX 1) Connect Green cable out from DVD player “Y” Component Output, in to TV “Y” Component Input. 2) Connect Blue cable out from DVD player “P 3) Connect Red cable out from DVD Player “P 4) Connect White Audio cable out from DVD Left Audio Output, in to TV Left Audio Input 2.
  • Page 15: Connecting To An External Amplifier

    Connecting to an External Amplifier AUDIO VIDEO S VIDEO L MONO OVER INPUT INPUT COMPONENT VIDEO IN (VHF / UHF) AUDIO OUT AV COMPULINK EX 1) Connect the white audio cable from the TV’s Left Audio Output jack to the Amplifier’s Left Audio Input jack. 2) Connect the red audio cable from the TV’s Right Audio Output jack to the Amplifier’s Right Audio Input jack.
  • Page 16: Connecting To Jvc Av Compu Link

    • The AV Compu Link cable may be included with the JVC AV Compu Link accessory you wish to connect. If it is not, contact an authorized JVC Service Center for part # EWP 805-012.
  • Page 17: Remote Control

    Tap the CH+ or CH- button to move through the channels one channel at a time. • To move rapidly through the channels using JVC’s Hyperscan feature, press and hold CH+ or CH-. The channels will zip by at a rate of five channels per second.
  • Page 18: Remote Programming

    Remote Programming Setting the CATV, VCR and DVD Codes You can program your remote to operate your cable box, satellite receiver, VCR or DVD player by using the instructions and codes listed below. If the equipment does not respond to any of the codes listed below or to the code search function, use the remote control supplied by the manufacturer.
  • Page 19: Vcr Codes

    VCR setup The remote control is programmed with VCR codes for power on, power off, play, stop, fast-forward, rewind, pause, record, channel up, and channel down operation. 1) Find the VCR brand from the list of codes shown below. 2) Slide the first 2-way selector switch to “TV” and the other 2-way selector switch to “VCR”. 3) Press and hold down the D 4) With the D button held down, enter the first code number listed with the 10 key pad.
  • Page 20: Dvd Codes

    Remote Programming DVD setup The remote control is programmed with DVD codes for power on, power off, play, stop, fast-forward, rewind, previous chapter, next chapter, tray open/close, and still/pause operation. 1) Find the DVD player brand from the list of codes shown below. 2) Slide the first 2-way selector switch to “TV”...
  • Page 21: Using The Guide

    Using the Guide Certain symbols are used throughout this guide to help you learn about the features of your new television. The ones you will see most frequently are: œ ❷ Up and Down arrows mean press the C let you: •...
  • Page 22: Plug In Menu

    Plug In Menu Introduction The Plug In Menu comes up automatically when you first turn on the TV after plugging it in. The Plug In Menu helps you to get your TV ready to use by letting you set your preferences for: •...
  • Page 23: Auto Clock Set

    Auto Clock Set Before you use any of your TV’s timer functions, you must first set the clock. You may precisely set your clock using the XDS time signal broadcast by most Public Broadcasting stations. To set the clock using the XDS signal: Enter the channel number of your local PBS station Press M œ...
  • Page 24: Manual Clock Set

    To FINISH ➛❿ To save settings and exit the Plug In Menu • You can change the preferences you set in the Plug In Menu at any time using the regular JVC onscreen menu system. NOTES: You will have to reset the clock after a power interruption. You must set the clock before operating any timer functions.
  • Page 25: Channel Summary

    Channel Summary Channel Summary allows you to customize the line-up of channels received by your TV. You can add or delete channels from the line-up or prevent any unauthorized viewers from watching any or all 181 channels. Press the M button œ...
  • Page 26: V-Chip

    V-Chip Your TV is equipped with V-Chip technology which enables TV Parental Guidelines (for United States and Canada) and Movie (MPAA) Guideline controls. V-Chip technology allows you to pro- gram your TV to receive, or not to receive, programs based on content according to the guidelines. Programs which exceed the ratings limits you set will be blocked.
  • Page 27: Us V-Chip Ratings

    US V-Chip Ratings U.S. PARENTAL RATING SYSTEMS Programs with the following ratings are appropriate for children. TV Y is Appropriate for All Children. Programs are created for very young viewers and should be suitable for all ages, including children ages 2 - 6. TV Y7 is for Older Children.
  • Page 28: Setting Us V-Chip Ratings

    V-Chip Setting US V-Chip Ratings Press the M button œ ❷ To V-CHIP ➛❿ To operate (Lock icon Press Z to access the V-Chip menu V-CHIP ON OFF SET US TV RATINGS SET MOVIE RATINGS SET CANADIAN RATINGS ENG SET CANADIAN RATINGS FRE UNRATED VIEW BLOCK FINISH ➛❿...
  • Page 29 Setting ratings with the V-Chip button To access Rating information about a certain program, press the V-C program. A display like this will appear: PROGRAM IS RATED : If you decide you want to block this category of viewing, press "0" while the above screen is visible, and all programs from that category will be blocked.
  • Page 30: Movie Ratings

    V-Chip Movie Ratings NR - Not Rated. This is a film which has no rating. In many cases these films were imported from countries which do not use the MPAA ratings system. Other NR films may be from amateur producers who didn’t intend to have their film widely released.
  • Page 31 Canadian V-Chip Ratings E - Exempt. Exempt programming includes: news, sports, documentaries and other information programming, talk shows, music videos, and variety programming. C – Programming Intended for Children. Violence Guidelines: There will be no realistic scenes of violence. Depictions of aggressive behavior will be infrequent and limited to portrayals that are clearly imaginary, comedic or unrealistic in nature.
  • Page 32: Unrated Programs

    V-Chip Unrated Programs Notes About Unrated Programs: Unrated programming refers to any programming which does not contain a rating signal. Programming on television stations which do not broadcast rating signals will be placed in the “Unrated Programming" category. Examples of Unrated programs: Emergency Bulletins Locally Originated Programming News...
  • Page 33: Set Lock Code

    Set Lock Code Channel Guard and V-Chip settings are protected by a four-digit Lock Code. Your TV comes pre-set with a Lock Code of "0000". You may change the code to any four-digit number you wish. To change the Lock Code, follow the steps below. Press the M button œ...
  • Page 34: Picture Settings

    Picture Settings Tint Tint allows you to adjust the levels of red and green in your TV picture. Press the M button œ ❷ To TINT ❿ To increase the levels of green ➛ To increase the levels of red œ...
  • Page 35: Noise Muting

    Noise Muting This feature inserts a blank blue screen over channels which are not broadcasting or are too weak to be received clearly. Press the M button œ ❷ To NOISE MUTING ➛❿ To turn Noise Muting ON or OFF •...
  • Page 36: Sound Settings

    Sound Settings Bass You can increase or decrease the level of low-frequency sound in the TV’s audio with the Bass adjustment. Press the M button œ ❷ To BASS ❿ To increase the bass ➛ To decrease the bass œ ❷ To move to the next setting Treble Use Treble to adjust the level of high-frequency sound in your TV’s audio.
  • Page 37: General Items

    On/Off Timer The On/Off timer lets you program your television to turn itself on or off. You can use it as an alarm to wake up, to help you remember important programs, or as a decoy when you're not home. Press the M button œ...
  • Page 38: Tv Speaker

    General Items TV Speaker If your TV is connected to a stereo system, you can turn off the TV speakers and listen to the audio through your stereo. Press the M button œ ❷ To TV SPEAKER TV SPEAKER ➛❿ To turn the TV's speakers ON or OFF when finished •...
  • Page 39: Closed Caption

    Closed Caption Many broadcasts now include an onscreen display of dialog called Closed Captions. Some broad- casts may also include displays of additional information in text form. Your television can access and display this information using the Closed Caption feature. To activate the Closed Caption feature, follow the steps below.
  • Page 40: Button Functions

    Button Functions Menu The M button allows you to access JVC’s onscreen menu system. Press M onscreen menu system. • See individual topics (like “Sound Settings”) for specific information on using menus. Exit and PIP Off Press the E button to leave a menu screen. On the RM-C305 this button is also labeled “PIP ”.
  • Page 41: Video Status

    Video Status The V button gives you a choice of three TV picture display settings, including a IDEO TATUS display of your own preferences. Standard - Resets the picture display to the factory settings. Choice - Displays the setting levels you specified on the "Set Video Status" Menu (see page 35). Theater - Gives a rich, film-like look to video.
  • Page 42: Return

    Button Functions 100+ Button Use the 100+ button to directly access channels above Channel 99. For example to move to channel 124, press100+, then 2 (two), then 4 (four). Return+ The R + button has two functions: ETURN Return - Returns to the channel viewed just before the channel currently onscreen. Return+ - Lets you program a specific channel to return to while scanning through the channels using the CH+ and CH- buttons.
  • Page 43: Vcr Buttons

    Move the selector switch to VCR to operate. • The remote is preset with the code 000 to control JVC-brand VCR’s. For any other manufacturer’s brand VCR, please see the code chart and instructions on page 19. DVD Buttons You can also use this remote control to operate the basic functions of your DVD player.
  • Page 44: Introduction

    Button Functions - PIP PIP displays two separate pictures on screen. Your television has 2-Tuner PIP, meaning you can view pictures from two different channels simultaneously. A special set of PIP control buttons are located on the upper part of the remote control. Descriptions of each button appear on this page. The PIP feature is available on modes AV-27260, AV-32260 and AV-36260 only.
  • Page 45: Freeze

    Freeze Use the F button to lock a single, still image onto the PIP window. REEZE • If PIP is off when F is pressed, a snapshot of the main screen is taken and placed in the REEZE PIP window. •...
  • Page 46: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting PROBLEMS There is no power • See if the power cord became unplugged. • Check for a blown fuse or circuit breaker or a power outage. There is no picture • The antenna could be disconnected. or sound • The input mode could be set improperly. See page 42. •...
  • Page 47: Warranty

    OF COLUMBIA AND COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO. WHAT WE WILL DO: If this product is found to be defective within the warranty period, JVC will repair or replace defective parts at no charge to the original owner. Such repair and replacement services shall be rendered by JVC during regular business hours at JVC authorized service centers.
  • Page 49: Authorized Service Centers

    Please refer to qualified service personnel for repairs. Accessories To purchase accessories for your JVC product, you may contact your local JVC Dealer. From the 48 Continental United States call toll free: 1 (800) 882-2345 or on the web at www.JVC.com...
  • Page 50: Search Codes

    Search Codes Cable/Satellite Search Codes Function: 1) Slide the first 2-Way Mode Selector switch to CATV. 2) Press the TV P and R OWER 3) Press TV P , see if the CATV or Satellite box responds. OWER 4) If there was a response, press R response, repeat Step 3.
  • Page 51: Specifications

    MODEL AV-27260 Reception Format Reception Range Power Source Power 123W Consumption 27 inch / 68 cm Screen Size measured diagonally full square Audio Output Speakers Antenna Terminal External Input Jacks S-Video Input Jack Component Input Jacks Audio Output Jacks (VARI) AV Compu Link EX Jack Dimensions (In)
  • Page 52 JVC COMPANY OF AMERICA JVC CANADA, INC. Division of JVC Americas Corp. 21 Finchdene Square 1700 Valley Road Scarborough, Ontario Wayne, New Jersey, 07470 Canada, M1X 1A7...

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