JVC AV-27D800 User Manual

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  • Page 1 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. Model Number IMPORTANT NOTE TO THE CUSTOMER: Illustration of AV-27D800 and RM-C344 Serial Number...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Precautions

    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 peri-...
  • Page 3 unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharg e unit, connection re q u i rements for the grounding electro d e . 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.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Connecting to a DVD Player ... . 10 Connecting to an External Amplifier ..10 Connecting to JVC AV Compu Link Capable Components ....11 GETTING STARTED Remote Control .
  • Page 5: Connections

    7) The AV Compu Link Cable is supplied with the JVC device which you want to connect. If you do not have one, but you do have a JVC Compu Link capable VCR or HiFi, contact your local JVC dealer.
  • Page 6: Front & Rear Panel Diagrams

  • Page 7: Guide Plus+ Gold Setup

    GUIDE PLUS+ GOLD GUIDE Plus+ GOLD re q u i res a certain hookup to properly function. It re q u i res that the TV, the VCR, and the cable box be connected in a certain, specific manner. We have provided very specific diagrams on the next 5 pages.
  • Page 8 C O N N E C T I O N S Cable Box Required For All Channels 1) Connect cable wire out from the wall, in to the cable box input. 2) Connect cable wire out from cable box, in to the splitter RF input. 3) Connect cable wire out from splitter RF output, in to the TV RF input.
  • Page 9: Audio/Video Connections - Stereo

    AUDIO/VIDEO CONNECTIONS — STEREO To get stereo sound from a hi-fi stereo VCR, you must connect it to the TV with Audio/Video cables. To get the best picture quality from any VCR, you should connect it to the TV with Audio/Video cables. 1) Yellow video cable out from VCR, in to TV Video input jack.
  • Page 10: Connecting To A Dvd Player

    C O N N E C T I O N S 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 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 11: Connecting To Jvc Av Compu Link

    ** AV COMPU LINK EX is compatible with the following 1998 receivers: RX-664V, RX-665V, RX-774V, RX-884V, RX-1024V, and later receiver models. *** Please consult the user's manual for your JVC DVD Player on how to connect a JVC DVD Player using AV Compu Link EX.
  • Page 12: Getting Started

    G E T T I N G REMOTE CONTROLS RM-C344 RM-CM344 S T A R T E D CHANGING THE BATTERIES Be sure to use only size AA batteries. Push down on the remote's back cover and slide towards the bottom to remove it. Insert the two supplied AA batteries, carefully noting the “+”...
  • Page 13: Power

    G E T T I N G POWER Make sure that the TV/CATV switch is set to TV. Switch to CATV only to operate a cable box. P ress the P button on the remote control or the TV front panel. The On Timer lamp will glow red. O W E R The first time you turn on the TV, the “Plug In Menu”...
  • Page 14: Setting The Catv And Vcr Codes

    G E T T I N G SETTING THE CATV & VCR CODES Many CATV & VCR brands have more than one code. If the first code in the list does not work, try the other codes listed. If your CATV box or your VCR do not respond to any of the codes listed for the manufacturer and s e a rch code function, use the remote control for that accessory to operate it.
  • Page 15 G E T T I N G VCR SETUP The remote is pre-programmed with the VCR codes for power on and power off, play, stop, fast-forward, rewind, pause, record, and channel up and down. 1) Determine the correct code from the “VCR Codes” chart (below). 2) Slide the 2-Way Mode Selector Switch to TV.
  • Page 16: The On-Screen Menus

    T H E O N S C R E E N THE SYMBOLS USED IN THIS GUIDE Whenever you see up and down arrows is this book, press the M or M • Move vertically in the main menu, • Move through a submenu, •...
  • Page 17: Plug In Menu

    . LANGUAGE Your JVC television allows you to choose f rom English, French, or Spanish on- s c reen menus and displays.
  • Page 18: Guide Plus+ Gold Setup

    G U I D E SETTING UP GUIDE PLUS+ GOLD™ B e f o re you can start taking advantage of all the great features of G U I D E Plus+ G O L D, you need to perf o rm the setup process.
  • Page 19: Guide Plus+ Gold Setup

    G U I D E P L U S + STEP 3 Next G U I D E Plus+ G O L D will ask if your television is connected to a cable system. 1. Use the up and down arrow keys on your remote to select Yes or No.
  • Page 20 G U I D E STEP 3C Next G U I D E Plus+ G O L D will send a test signal to your cable box. The test will switch the channel in the PIP window to channel 09. 1.
  • Page 21 G U I D E P L U S + STEP 4 Next G U I D E Plus+ G O L D will ask if your television is connected to a VCR. 1. Use the up and down arrow keys on your remote to select Yes or No.
  • Page 22 If you need to change your Setup options (for example if you move to a new location), you can access the Setup ro u- tine through the G U I D E Plus+ G O L D menu screen or from the regular JVC Menu system from the GUIDE P L U S + menu screen.
  • Page 23: Introduction

    G U I D E INTRODUCTION In this section you will learn how to use the features of your G U I D E Plus+ G O L D system. From easy to read program listings, to sorting your view choices by category, to one-touch VCR recording, watch- ing television will never be the same.
  • Page 24: Grid

    G U I D E GRID Grid shows you television listings on an easy-to-read, interactive display. By highlighting a program, you can get a brief summary of that show, with information including the V-Chip rating. Highlight a station and view what shows will be playing on that for the entire day. You can also command your VCR to tape a program with the push of a single button.
  • Page 25 G U I D E GRID Summary Window The summary window on the G U I D E Plus+ G O L D grid screen displays a brief description of programs you highlight from the programming Grid. In addition to a summary of the show, it displays information such as V-Chip rating, if Closed Captioning is available and if it is a stereo broadcast.
  • Page 26 G U I D E SORT Sort lets you organize the G U I D E Plus+ G O L D listings so that you can find your favorite type of pro- gram quickly and easily. You may sort your programs by three main categories and numerous "sub-themes", all with a few simple buttons on your remote control.
  • Page 27 G U I D E SORT Once you have selected a program you can set your television to either Record or Watch. Press B Button to Watch a program from the Sort list. Press the G Button to Record a REEN program from the Sort list.
  • Page 28: N E W

    G U I D E NEWS The News feature helps keep you keep up with what's happening. G U I D E Plus+ G O L D will display the day's top news stories right on your TV screen. Select a topic from a list of headlines, then read the story on your TV.
  • Page 29: S C H E D U L

    G U I D E SCHEDULE Schedule lets you review what events are programmed into your television. Events can be shows you have set to record, or times you have set for your television to turn to a specific program. You can make changes to programmed events from the schedule menu.
  • Page 30: Messages

    G U I D E MESSAGES Messages may sometimes be received by your GUIDE Plus+ GOLD system. These messages may contain information about the operation of your GUIDE Plus+ GOLD system. They may be read from this menu option. Press the G /TV Button UIDE P ress the M...
  • Page 31: Channel Editor 3

    G U I D E EDITOR Use the Editor feature to make changes to your GUIDE PLus+ GOLD program line up. Since cable systems may include dozens of stations, Editor allows you to turn the display of information for any channel on or off.
  • Page 32: Option

    G U I D E SETUP The final option on the G U I D E Plus+ G O L D toolbar lets you access the Setup program. You can change any of the information you have previously entered during setup at any time. This is especially useful if you move to a new location or if you add a new piece of equipment to your television system Press the G...
  • Page 33: Vcr+

    G U I D E BUTTON FUNCTIONS Quick reference for the G U I D E Plus+ G O L D buttons on your remote control. INFO If additional information about an item is available this icon will appear. To access this added information, use the button.
  • Page 34: Initial Setup

    I N I T I A L CHANNEL SUMMARY NOTES: You can add or delete channels from channel scanning. You can also lock out Initial Setup Menu any “unauthorized” viewers from one or items: up to 125 channels. • Auto Tuner Press the M Setup, and •...
  • Page 35: V-Chip

    I N I T I A L V-CHIP Your TV is equipped with V- C h i p Technology which enables TV P a re n t a l Guideline and Movie (MPA A ) G u i d e l i n e c o n t rols.
  • Page 36 I N I T I A L Directions to Block Viewing: Line up the cursor in the column (TV P G , T V G, etc.) with the content row (V/FV, S, etc.) and press the cursor to the correct location, and press to turn the locking feature on or off .
  • Page 37 R Restricted. These films contain material that is explicit in nature and is not recommended for unsupervised children under the age of 17. NC-17 No One Under 17. These movies are considered what most parents would feel is too adult for their children to view and can consist of s t rong language, nudity, violence, and suggestive and explicit subject matters.
  • Page 38 I N I T I A L Accessing V-Chip Information: To access Rating information about a certain program, press the V-C while viewing that program, this appears: 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 locked.
  • Page 39: P I C T U Re Adjust

    P I C T U R E TINT Adjust the levels of red and green. Press the M Button To TINT To accentuate green To accentuate red To move to the next COLOR Adjust both the vividness and subtlety of the color. Press the M Button To COLOR...
  • Page 40: Sound Adjust

    S O U N D BASS NOTE: The Bass level adjustment feature allows you to raise or lower the level of MTS has no effect on normal sound lower frequencies in the TV’s sound. broadcasts. Press the M To BASS To emphasize bass To reduce bass To move to next...
  • Page 41: C L O C K / Timers

    SET CLOCK The Clock is the heart of all timer functions. The clock must be set before the timer functions work. To SET CLOCK To operate T I M E – –: –– – – S TART CLOCK To set the hour (AM/PM) To move to minutes To set the minutes To move to START CLOCK...
  • Page 42: Initial Setup

    I N I T I A L TV SPEAKER NOTES: You can listen to the TV speakers, or if your set is connected to a stereo, Regarding the turn them off to listen to the stereo’s operation of the speakers. Language feature, refer to page 17.
  • Page 43: Button Functions

    B U T T O N MENU The M button allows you to access the onscreen menu system. Another complete discussion of these buttons and the menu system is located on page 16. Once you press the menu button, the –/+ ( ) and V HANNEL...
  • Page 44: Bbe

    Note: This remote is preset with the code 000 to control a JVC VCR. For any other brand, you must set up the manufacturer's code (page 12.)
  • Page 45: Source

    B U T T O N ON/MOVE (Picture in Picture) PIP allows you to view two pictures simultaneously. (PIP) O to turn PIP off Note: The PIP channel and main screen channel will appear in the display momentarily right after you turn on PIP.
  • Page 46: Troubleshooting

    T R O U B L E S H O O T I N G PROBLEMS • See if the power cord became unplugged. No power • Perhaps you have experienced a blown circuit breaker or fuse or a power outage. •...
  • Page 47 T R O U B L E S H O O T I N G PROBLEMS GUIDE Plus+ GOLD • The antenna could be disconnected. Check the connections (page 7 and 8). did not download • Check the zip code in Setup (page 18). program data GUIDE Plus+ GOLD •...
  • Page 48: Limited Wa Rr A N T

    If service is not locally available, box the product carefully, preferably in its original carton,and ship, insured,with a copy of your bill of sale plus a letter of explanation of the problem to the nearest JVC Factory Service Center, the name and location which will be given to you by the toll free number.
  • Page 49: Return

    Sophisticated electronic products may require occasional service. Just as quality is a keyword in the engineering and production of the wide array of JVC products, service is key to maintaining the high level of performance for which JVC is world famous. The JVC service and engineering organization stands behind our products.
  • Page 50: Specifications

    114.4 (lbs.) 67.8 (kg.) 52.0 (kg.) Remote control x 1 • AA batteries x 2 IR Mouse x 1 • Double Sided Tape for IR Mouse x 2 AV-27D800 130 W 27”/68 cm measured diagonally, full square 2” x 4 ”...
  • Page 51: Cable Box

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  • Page 52 JVC COMPANY OF AMERICA DIVISION OF JVC AMERICAS CORP. 1700 Valley Road LCT0333-001A-A Wayne, New Jersey 07470 0499-TN-JII-JIM...

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