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JVC AV 27D305 User Manual

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Keep this user's guide in a convenient place for future reference. Keep the carton and original
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Color Television Users Guide
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  • Page 1 Important Note: 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. Keep the carton and original packaging for future use.
  • Page 2 5. In the event of trouble, unplug the unit and call a service technician. 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 • As an “ENERGY STAR ” partner, JVC has determined ® that this product or product model meets the “ENERGY STAR ”...
  • 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...
  • Page 5 PORTABLE CART WARNING (Symbol provided by RETAC) 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: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Quick Setup ... 7 Unpacking your TV ... . 7 TV Models ....8 TV Remote Control .
  • Page 7: Quick Setup

    Quick Setup 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 box should include: 1 Television ����...
  • Page 8: Tv Models

    Quick Setup NOTE: Before you connect your television to another device, please refer to the proper diagrams for your specific TV and remote. These will help assist you in understanding how to connect your television to another device, as well as use the remote to set up your television.
  • Page 9: Tv Remote Control

    Quick Setup • For information on remote control buttons, see pages 39 - 43. TV Remote Control ����� �� ���� ��� ��� ����� ������� � � � ����� ����� � � � ����� � � � ���� ������� ����� ������ �...
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    The right and left buttons will turn the volume up or down. These buttons are also marked with four arrows and are used with JVC’s onscreen menu system. To use the onscreen menus, press the M button.
  • Page 11: Connecting Your Devices

    Quick Setup Basic Operation Turn the television on and off by pressing the P corner of the remote. If this is the first time you are turning on the TV, the interactive plug-in menu appears. • Make sure the TV/CATV switch is set to TV. Move the switch to CATV only if you need to operate a cable box.
  • Page 12 Quick Setup Diagram #1 Illustration of AV-27D305 ������� ����� ����� ��� � � Note: • If you do not have a cable box, connect the cable wire from the wall outlet into the back of the Diagram #2 Illustration of AV-27D305 �����...
  • Page 13: Connecting To An External Amplifier

    Quick Setup Notes: • Green, blue and red are the most common colors for DVD cables. Some models may vary colors. Please consult the user’s manual for your DVD player for more information. • Be careful not to confuse the red DVD cable with the red audio cable. It is best to complete one set of connections (DVD or audio output) before starting the other to avoid accidentally switching the cables.
  • Page 14: Connecting To A Camcorder

    Quick Setup Connecting to a Camcorder You may connect a camcorder, game console or other equipment to your television by using the front input jacks. You can also connect these using the television’s rear input jacks, using the same instructions. �����...
  • Page 15: Interactive Plug In Menu

    We recommend you complete the interactive plug-in items before you start using your television. Language After the “JVC INTERACTIVE PLUG IN MENU” has been displayed, the TV automatically switches to the LANGUAGE settings. You can choose to view your onscreen menus in three languages: English, French (Français) or Spanish (Español).
  • Page 16: Auto Clock Set

    Quick Setup 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. If you do not have this in your area, you will have to set the clock manually. See manual clock set below.
  • Page 17 You can now begin watching your television, or you can continue on in this guide for more information on programming your remote control, or using the JVC onscreen menu system to customize your television viewing experience.
  • 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 Codes The remote control is programmed with VCR codes for power on/off, play, stop, fast-forward, rewind, pause, record, channel up/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 key pad.
  • Page 20: Dvd Codes

    Remote Programming DVD Codes The remote control is programmed with DVD codes for power on/off, play, stop, fast-forward, rewind, previous/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” and the other 2-way selector switch to “DVD”. 3) Press and hold down the D key pad.
  • Page 21: Search Codes

    Search Codes Cable/Satellite Search Codes Function 1) Slide the first 2-Way Mode Selector switch to CATV. 2) Press and hold down the P seconds. 3) Release the R + button, then release the P ETURN 4) Press the P button on the remote, and see if the cable or satellite box responds. OWER 5) If there was a response, press R response, repeat Step 4.
  • Page 22: Onscreen Menus

    Onscreen Menus 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: π † Up and Down arrows mean press the C buttons let you: •...
  • Page 23: Onscreen Menu System

    The Onscreen Menu System Your television comes with JVC’s onscreen menu system. The onscreen menus let you make adjustments to your television’s operation simply and quickly. Examples of the Onscreen Menus are shown below. Detailed explanations on using each menu follow later in this guide. For information about the interactive plug-in Menu, see pages 15 - 17.
  • Page 24: Initial Setup

    Initial Setup Auto Tuner Setup The auto tuner setup function is described on page 17 as the interactive plug-in menu. If you need to run the auto tuner setup again, follow the steps below. Press the M button To AUTO TUNER SETUP π...
  • Page 25: V-Chip

    Channel Guard Message When a viewer attempts to watch a guarded channel, the following message appears: To watch a channel that you have locked, enter the Lock Code using the 10 key pad. If the wrong code is entered, the message “INVALID LOCK CODE!”...
  • Page 26: Unrated Programs

    Initial Setup 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 •...
  • 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. ...
  • Page 28: Setting Us V-Chip Ratings

    Initial Setup Setting US V-Chip Ratings Press the M button To V-CHIP π † √® To operate (lock icon Press Z to access the V-Chip menu √® To turn V-Chip ON or OFF To move to SET US TV RATINGS π...
  • Page 29: Directions To Set Movie (Mpaa) Ratings

    Movies 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 30: Directions To Set Canadian V-Chip Ratings

    Initial Setup 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 31: 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 To SET LOCK CODE...
  • Page 32: Language

    Initial Setup Language The language function is described on page 15 as the interactive plug-in menu. If you need to choose the language again, follow the steps below. Press the M button To LANGUAGE π † √® To choose a language: ENG. (English), FRAN. (French) or ESP.
  • Page 33: Front Panel Lock

    Front Panel Lock This allows you to lock the keys on the front of the TV, so that a child may not accidentally change your viewing preferences. Press the M button To FRONT PANEL LOCK π † √® To turn ON or OFF Press the E button when finished You can turn off this feature in the following ways:...
  • Page 34: Picture Adjust

    Picture Adjust Picture Settings These settings allow you to change and adjust the way the picture appears on your television. TINT Tint allows you to adjust the levels of red and green in your TV picture. COLOR The color function lets you make all the colors in the TV picture appear either more vivid or subtle.
  • Page 35: Color Temperature

    Color Temperature You can decide how strong or dull the colors appear on the TV screen. Press the M button To COLOR TEMPERATURE π † √® To enter √® To set LOW or HIGH Press the E button when finished Note: If you press the 0 button, you can reset the color temperature to “LOW”, if you are in STANDARD or GAME mode, or "HIGH"...
  • Page 36: Sound Adjust

    Sound Adjust Sound Settings These settings allow you to change and adjust the sound on your television. BASS – You can increase or decrease the level of low-frequency sound in the TV’s audio with the bass adjustment. TREBLE – Use treble to adjust the level of high-frequency sound in your TV’s audio. BALANCE –...
  • Page 37: Clock Timers

    Set Clock The set clock function is described on page 16 as the interactive plug-in menu. You can choose to set the clock automatically, or manually. If you need to set the clock again, follow the steps below. Press the M button To SET CLOCK π...
  • Page 38: On/Off Timer

    Clock/Timers 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.
  • Page 39: Button Functions

    124, press 100+, 2 (Two), 4 (Four). Menu The M button allows you to access JVC’s onscreen menu system. Press M the onscreen menu system. • See individual topics like “Sound Adjust” for specific information on using menus. Exit Use this button to enter or exit the TV’s onscreen menus.
  • Page 40: Return

    Button Functions 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–...
  • Page 41: Display

    Display The display screen shows the current status of timers, inputs, and XDS ID. Press the D ISPLAY The screen to the right shows the following information: • The current channel or AV input (Channel 05) • The current time (12:20 pm) •...
  • Page 42: Sound

    Button Functions Sound The S button give you a choice of two sound effects. OUND Hyper Surround - Creates a deep, three-dimensional sound effect by channeling the audio through the TV’s front-firing speakers. BBE - BBE high definition audio adds natural, clear and extraordinary sound quality to any program.
  • Page 43: Tv/Catv Slide Switch

    VCR, please see the code chart and instructions on page 19. • The remote is preset with the code 000 to control JVC-brand DVD players. For any other manufacturer’s brand DVD player, please see the code chart and instructions on page 20.
  • Page 44: Appendices

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  • Page 45: Warranty

    DISTRICT 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 47: Authorized Service Centers

    To prevent electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. There are no user serviceable parts inside. 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
  • Page 48: Specifications

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