JVC AV 27D502 User Manual

JVC AV 27D502 User Manual

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  • Page 1 COLOR TELEVISION USER'S GUIDE IMPORTANT NOTE TO THE CUSTOMER In the spaces below, enter the model and 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 warr a n t y. * 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 s u rg e s .
  • 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

    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.
  • 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. 1) Connect an RF cable out from the wall outlet in to the RFInput on the back of the TV.
  • 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 Illustration of AV-32D502 1) Connect the antenna or cable TV wire from the wall outlet, in to the RFInput 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 Illustration of AV-32D502 1) Connect the antenna or cable TV wire from the wall outlet, in to the RFInput of the two-way splitter. 2) Connect an RFcable from the one of the RFOutputs on the splitter, in to the cable box RF I n p u t . 3) Connect an RFcable from the Cable Box Output, in to the VCR R FI n p u t .
  • Page 14: Connecting To A Dvd Player

    Connections Connecting to a DVD player Illustration of AV-32D502 1) Connect Green cable out from DVDplayer “Y”Component Output, in to T V“ Y ” Component Input. 2) Connect Blue cable out from DVDplayer “P 3) Connect Red cable out from DVDPlayer “P 4) Connect White Audio cable out from DVDLeft Audio Output, in to TV Left Audio Input 2.
  • Page 15: Connecting To An External Amplifier

    Connecting to an External Amplifier Illustration of AV-32D502 1) Connect the white audio cable from the T V ’s Left Audio Output jack to the A m p l i f i e r’s Left Audio Input jack. 2) Connect the red audio cable from the T V ’s Right Audio Output jack to the A m p l i f i e r’s Right Audio Input jack.
  • Page 16: Connecting To Jvc Av Compu Link

    • The AV Compu Link cable has a male 3.5 mm (mono) plug on each end. • If your JVC-brand V C R has “ A Code/B Code Remote Control Switching” (see your V C R ’s instruction book), using V C R A Code will switch the T V to input 1.
  • 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

    Remote Programming VCR codes 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”...
  • Page 20: Dvd Codes

    Remote Programming DVD codes 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: Up and Down arrows mean press the C let you: • Move vertically in a main menu screen •...
  • 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 To SET CLOCK...
  • Page 24: Manual Clock Set

    Finish option to save your settings. To FINISH To save settings and exit • 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 b u t t o n E N U To CHANNELSUMMARY...
  • Page 26: V- C H I

    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 TVto 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: Viewing Guidelines

    US V-Chip Ratings U.S. PARENTAL RATING SYSTEMS P rograms with the following ratings are appropriate for childre n . 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.
  • Page 28: Setting Us V-Chip Ratings

    V-Chip Setting US V-Chip Ratings Press the M button To V-CHIP 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 To turn V-Chip ON or OFF...
  • Page 29: Setting Ratings With The V-Chip Button

    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 MPA A ratings system. Other NRfilms may be from amateur producers who didn’t intend to have their film widely released.
  • Page 31: Directions To Set Canadian V-Chip Ratings

    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 b u t t o n E N U...
  • 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 b u t t o n E N U To TINT To increase the levels of green To increase the levels of red To move to the next setting Color The color function lets you make all the colors in the TV picture appear either more vivid or subtle.
  • 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 b u t t o n E N U To NOISE MUTING 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 T V ’s audio with the Bass adjustment. Press the M b u t t o n E N U To BASS To increase the bass To decrease the bass To move to the next setting Treble...
  • 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 b u t t o n E N U...
  • Page 38: Tv Speaker

    General Items TV Speaker If your TV is connected to a stereo system, you can turn off the T V speakers and listen to the audio through your stereo. Press the M b u t t o n E N U To TV SPEAKER TV SPEAKER To turn the TV's speakers ONor OFF...
  • Page 39: V2 Component-In

    V2 Component-In Get the best quality video from your DVD player by using this setting and the DVD inputs at the rear of the television. Set either to YES for component input (for DVD) or to NO for composite video input (for a regular VCR).
  • Page 40: Button Functions

    Button Functions Menu The M button allows you to access JVC’s onscreen menu system. Press M E N U 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.
  • 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 BBE high definition audio adds natural, clear and extraordinary sound quality to any program. Turn BBE On or Off using the BBE button. 100+ Button Use the 100+ button to directly access channels above Channel 99. For example to move to channel 124, p r e s s100+, 2 (two), 4 (four).
  • Page 43: Vcr Buttons

    Move the selector switch to V C R 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.
  • Page 44: O N / M O V

    Button Functions - PIP P I P displays two separate pictures on screen. Your television has 2-Tuner PIP, meaning you can view pictures from two different channels simultaneously. Aspecial set of PIPcontrol buttons are located on the upper part of the remote control. Descriptions of each button appear on this page. The PIP feature is ava i l a ble on series D502 models only.
  • Page 45: F Re E Z

    Freeze Use the F button to lock a single, still image onto the PIP window. REEZE • If PIP is off when F REEZE PIPwindow. • If PIPis on when F is pressed, the image in the window when the button was pressed is h e l d . R E E Z E Swap You can exchange the channel displayed on the main screen for the one shown in the PIP window...
  • Page 46: Troubleshooting

  • Page 47: Warranty

    JVC Factory Service Center, the name and location which will be given to you by the toll free number.
  • Page 49: Authorized Service Centers

    Please refer to qualified service personnel for repairs. Accessories To purchase accessories for your JVC product, please call toll free: 1 (800) 882-2345 or on the web at www.JVC.com To locate your local JVC service center or dealer in Canada please call:...
  • 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: S P E C I F I C A T I O N

    Specifications Specifications subject to change without notice.
  • 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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