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JVC AV 27D503 User Manual

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  • Page 1 COLOR TELEVISION USER'S GUIDE This web based PDF File for this instruction book is not an exact replica of the instruction book that comes with the TV. 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).
  • Page 2: Important Safety Precautions

    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 dis- connect 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 potential 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. 14 A TV set and cart combination should be moved with care.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Connecting to an External Amplifier ..17 Connecting to a Camcorder ..17 Connecting to JVC AV Compu Link ..18 Remote Control ..19 Remote Control Basics .
  • Page 7: Unpacking Your Tv

    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 box should include:...
  • Page 8 TV Models and Remotes Guide NOTE: Before you connect your televison to another device, please refer to the proper dia- grams for your TV and remote, depending on the model that you have purchased. 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 televison.
  • Page 9 TV Models and Remotes Guide Remote Control RM-C251 MODELS: AV-36D503, AV-32D503, and AV-27D503 Remote Control RM-C252 MODELS: AV-36D303, AV-36D203, AV-32D303, and AV-32D203...
  • Page 10: 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.
  • Page 11 Quick Setup 2 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 14 to 15. 1) Connect an RF cable out from the wall outlet in to the RF Input on the back of the TV.
  • Page 12 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.
  • Page 13: 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 14 Connections Cable and VCR Connections - Continued Diagram #2 Illustration of AV-32D503 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 15 Cable and VCR Connections - Continued Diagram #3 Illustration of AV-32D503 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 16: Connecting To A Dvd Player

    Connections Connecting to a DVD player 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 Input. 3) Connect Red cable out from DVD Player “P Input.
  • Page 17: Connecting To An External Amplifier

    Connecting to an External Amplifier Illustration of AV-32D503 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 18: Connecting To Jvc Av Compu Link

    AV- CompuLink, the VCR or DVD player sends a signal to the television telling it to turn on and switch to the proper video input • 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 19: Remote Control

    Tap the CH+ or CH- button to move through the chan- nels one channel at a time. • To move rapidly through the channels using JVC’s Hyperscan feature, press and hold CH+ or CH-. The chan- nels will zip by at a rate of five channels per second.
  • Page 20: 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 sup- plied by the manufacturer.
  • Page 21: Vcr Codes

    VCR codes The remote control is programmed with VCR codes for power on, power off, play, stop, fast-for- ward, 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 22: 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 23: 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: Up and Down arrows mean press the C tons let you: •...
  • Page 24: Onscreen Menu System

    Onscreen Menus 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 and on the next page. Detailed explanations on using each menu fol- low later in this guide.
  • Page 25: 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: • The Language in which you want the onscreen menus to appear, •...
  • Page 26: Auto Clock Set

    Plug In Menu Auto Clock Set Before you use any of your TV’s timer functions, you must first set the clock. You may precise- ly 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 27: Manual Clock Set

    Manual Clock Set To set your clock manually (without using the XDS signal), choose MANUAL from the Set Clock menu and follow the steps below. To SET CLOCK To operate To MANUAL To move to the hour To set the hour To move to minutes To set the minutes To move to START CLOCK...
  • Page 28: Channel Summary

    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 watch- ing any or all 181 channels. Press the M button To CHANNEL SUMMARY...
  • Page 29: 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 program your TV to receive, or not to receive, programs based on content according to the guidelines.
  • Page 30: Us V-Chip Ratings

    V-Chip 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 31: Setting Us V-Chip Ratings

    Setting US V-Chip Ratings Press the M button To V-CHIP 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 To operate Directions to set US V-Chip Ratings: Line up the cursor in the column (TV PG, TV G, etc.) with the content row (V/FV, S, etc.) and press the to move the cursor to the correct location.
  • Page 32: Setting Ratings With The V-Chip Button

    V-Chip Setting ratings with the V-Chip button To access Rating information about a certain program, press the V-C that 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 33: Movie Ratings

    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 34: Canadian V-Chip Ratings

    V-Chip 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 35: Unrated Programs

    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 36: Set Lock Code

    V-Chip 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 37: Picture Settings

    Tint Tint allows you to adjust the levels of red and green in your TV picture. Press the M button 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 38: Color Temperature

    Picture Settings Color Temperature With COLOR TEMPERATURE, you can decide how strong or dull the colors appear on the TV screen. Press the M button To COLOR TEMPERATURE To COLOR TEMPERATURE LOW or HIGH Noise Muting This feature inserts a blank blue screen over channels which are not broadcasting or are too weak to be received clearly.
  • Page 39: 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 To BASS To increase the bass To decrease the bass To move to the next setting Treble Use Treble to adjust the level of high-frequency sound in your TV’s audio.
  • Page 40: General Items

    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.
  • Page 41: Closed Caption

    Closed Caption Many broadcasts now include an onscreen display of dialog called Closed Captions. Some broadcasts 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 42: Auto Shut Off

    General Items Auto Shut Off This function automatically shuts off your TV when there is no signal from the channel the TV is on. Press the M button To AUTO SHUT OFF To turn ON or OFF when finished • If the channel that you have on does not recieve a signal for more than one minute, the blinking text “NOT RECIEVING A SIGNAL”...
  • Page 43: Button Functions

    Menu The M button allows you to access JVC’s onscreen menu system. Press M the 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-C251 this button is also labeled “PIP ”.
  • Page 44: Video Status

    Button Functions 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. Dynamic - Heightens contrast Theater - Gives a rich, film-like look to video.
  • Page 45: Bbe

    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, press100+, 2 (two), 4 (four).
  • Page 46: Theaterpro D6500K

    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 manufac- turer’s brand VCR, please see the code chart and instructions on page 21.
  • Page 47: Pip (Picture-In-Picture)

    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 but- tons are located on the upper part of the remote control. Descriptions of each button appear on this page.
  • Page 48: Freeze

    Button Functions - PIP 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 REEZE the PIP window.
  • Page 49: 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 45. •...
  • Page 50: 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 52: 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 For service in Canada...
  • Page 53: 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 ETURN 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 54: Specifications

    Specifications MODEL AV-27D503 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 500 mVrms (-4dBs) Low impedance (400 Hz when modulated 100%) Jacks (FIX) AV Compu Link III Jack...
  • Page 55: Note

  • Page 56 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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