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JVC 1208TSH-II-IM User Manual

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32" class (31.5" Diagonal)
42" class (42" Diagonal)
42" class (42" Diagonal)
this product or product model meets the "ENERGY STAR
guidelines for energy efficiency.
Please read the important notice for energy efficiency on page 7.
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  • Page 1 32" class (31.5" Diagonal) 42" class (42" Diagonal) 42" class (42" Diagonal) As an “ENERGY STAR ” partner, JVC has determined that ® this product or product model meets the “ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. Please read the important notice for energy efficiency on page 7.
  • Page 2: Warnings

    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: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  • Page 4 TV. Do the same when moving the TV to another location. 21) When attaching to a wall, use the optional JVC wall mounting unit. For LT-32P300: JVC-XUF-2637 LCD FLAT WALL MOUNT For LT-42P300 / LT-42PM30: JVC-XUF-2637 LCD FLAT WALL MOUNT Caution —...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Warnings ....2 Important Safety Instructions . . . 3 Getting Started Key Features ....6 Logos &...
  • Page 6: Key Features

    Key Features Your JVC TV is equipped with many features. Here is some key features highlighted in detail. Simple playback of video and music on TV. You can charge your iPod. You can watch a program while listening to the iPod (source of program must be from TV’s Internal Tuner).
  • Page 7: Logos & Licenses

    “ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. This JVC Television is factory set to “Home” mode, which is optimized for normal home viewing. This setting reduces power consumption to help the environment and to comply with ENERGY STAR qualifi...
  • Page 8: Package Contents

    Package Contents Television x 1 Insert the batteries Use two “AA” batteries (included). Place the "–" end in the unit first, making sure the "+" and "–" markings are correct. Place the "–" end in the unit first. Remote Control x 1 POWER TIMER DVD AUDIO...
  • Page 9 Caring for the frame and stand Your TV has a glossy frame and stand which have protection sheets attached to them. Peel them off before use, but only after the TV has been properly placed. Take care with handling the glossy frame and stand because these surfaces are delicate. Normally, light dusting with a soft, non-scratching duster will keep your TV clean.
  • Page 10 Package Contents Avoiding Temporary Burn-in Displaying fi xed images for extended periods of time can leave a subtle but temporary burn-in image on your screen. To avoid this, mix your viewing pattern. Examples include, but are not limited to the following: •...
  • Page 11 Install your TV To prevent the TV from falling, thread the belt through the hole on the back of the stand and secure it to the TV rack. Tidying the cables A cable holder which keeps your connection cables tidy is attached to the back of the stand. Connect the stand The LT-32P300 TV stand is not attached to the TV when you purchased it.
  • Page 12 Package Contents Disconnecting the stand If you disconnect the stand, attach the bottom cover and the screw (supplied) into the hole. 1) Place the TV face down on a soft cloth on a table. 2) Remove the screws from the back of the TV. 3) Pull out the stand from the TV.
  • Page 13: Tv Basic Controls

    TV Basic Controls Front Panel Side Panel INPUT MENU CHANNEL VOLUME BACK POWER PHOTO VIEWER Diffuser Illumination Dock Notes: • Do not use unreasonable force to the Dock. • When not using the Dock, close the cover. • Do not touch the connector pins of the Dock or the iPod terminal pins.
  • Page 14 TV Basic Controls Rear Panel 75 Ω (VHF/UHF) * This is used when you are using HDMI analog audio INPUT 1 INPUT 2 INPUT 3 HDMI™ Connector...
  • Page 15 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. Some of the connection terminals are color coded for easy connection with the proper cables.
  • Page 16 TV Basic Controls Video Best Video Connection HDMI DVI + Audio Component Video + Audio S-Video + Audio Good Composite Video + Audio Audio Best Audio Connection OPTICAL INPUT AUDIO INPUT (L / R) Good Connection Cable HDMI Cable DVI – HDMI Cable, Audio Cable HDMI ANALOG AUDIO Component...
  • Page 17 Compatible Signal Input • HDMI (Digital) SD: 480i, 480p HD : 720p, 1080i, 1080p/24Hz, 1080p/30Hz, 1080p/60Hz Audio L/R Input • DVI (Digital) SD: 480i, 480p HD : 720p, 1080i, 1080p/24Hz, 1080p/30Hz, 1080p/60Hz • Audio L/R (Analog) Input • Component (Analog) SD: 480i, 480p HD: 720p, 1080i •...
  • Page 18: Remote Control

    Remote Control The following pages gives you a brief description of each button’s function. This remote can also control up to four other devices. See pages 51 - 52. TIMER POWER DVD AUDIO MODE RETURN + TUNE TUNE Allows you to set the TV to turn on and set the TV to turn off automatically after a set amount of time and channel of your choice.
  • Page 19 Has three functions. 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 + button as you memorize the RETURN + channel.
  • Page 20 Remote Control Allows you to save channels you like so you can view them easily. First you must register the channels you like. Notes: • Go to the channel you want to register and press the FAVORITE. A list will appear.
  • Page 21 Digital broadcast sometimes offers sub channels. By using the SUB CH button, you can select a sub channel easily. SUB CH For example, to move to sub channel 123-45: TV/VCR 1) Press 1, 2 and 3 in order 2) Press the SUB CH button 3) Press 4 and 5 in order 4) Press the TUNE button Allows you to listen to a program in Stereo,...
  • Page 22: Initial Setup

    Initial Setup When you turn on your TV for the first time, the Initial Setup menu appears automatically. These menus will help you setup your TV with basic information for Language, Time and Tuner Setup. You can also set this setting in the Plug In Menu. 1) Turn on the TV 2) Set the language Set Language/Langue/Idioma...
  • Page 23 We have an important note for customers who subscribe to basic cable services (do not have a separate cable box) and plan to use their JVC TV remote control to select channels. Once you run the Auto Tuner Setup (which detects and programs all the channels your TV is receiving through the RF input), every channel number available from your cable company will appear in your television’s Channel Summary and they will all be marked as available for...
  • Page 24: Customizing Your Tv

    Customizing Your TV You can customize your TV by operating the menus on the TV screen. The TV screen displays the Menu Bar, Menu Item and available items are highlighted. Picture Video Status Tint Menu Bar Color Contrast Bright Detail Backlight Menu Item Color Temp...
  • Page 25 3) Change or adjust the setting Video Status Tint 0 – Color 0 – Contrast 0 – Bright 0 – Detail 0 – Backlight 0 – Color Temp Color Management Dynamic Gamma Smart Picture Digital VNR MPEG NR Natural Cinema Video Reset 4) Close the menu Note:...
  • Page 26: Picture

    Customizing your TV Picture Video Status Choose different display settings according to personal preferences. You can use this feature with TV, V1, V2, V3, V4 and V5. Standard Resets the picture display to the factory settings. Dynamic Gives a vivid picture with better contrast when viewing in a brightly lit room. Theater Gives a rich, film-like look to video when viewing in a dimly lit room.
  • Page 27: Color Temp

    Color Temp Allows you to adjust colors to look as accurate as possible. Cool / Natural / Warm Color Management Allows you to compensate for dull colors to ensure dull colors are reproduced with natural hues. On / Off Dynamic Gamma Allows you see more detail in very dark or bright areas so these areas don’t appear “muddied”.
  • Page 28: Display

    Customizing your TV Display Video Input Label Allows you to label all the devices you have connected to the TV that use the VIDEO-1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 inputs. D-VHS GAME DISC Blu-ray DVD Default Photo Viewer Photo Viewer allows you to enjoy your digital pictures stored on your USB Mass Storage Class devices.
  • Page 29 • Depending on your stored fi le type, some data may not be able to be displayed in the thumbnail screen. • You can not display photos using the SD card from the JVC Everio Camera. (in Slide Show) Play/Pause...
  • Page 30: Aspect

    Customizing your TV Aspect Allows you to adjust the way the image appears on your TV based on the format that is being received. Full - When watching a 4:3 aspect picture, it is stretched to fit the dimensions of the TV.
  • Page 31: Closed Caption

    Closed Caption Allows you to select the mode of the closed caption. First you must set the MODE to either TV, STB or VCR on your remote. On / Smart / Off Note: • Smart caption will appear when you press the MUTING button only on channels where the broadcast contains closed captioning.
  • Page 32: Tuner Mode

    Customizing your TV BG Color Choose the background box color for the Closed Captioning text. BG Opacity Choose how translucent the background box color for the Closed Captioning text. Edge Color Choose the color of the border of the background box color for the Closed Captioning text. Note: •...
  • Page 33: Edit Channel

    Edit Channel Allows you to skip channels when using the + CH – button. “✔” means don’t skip, “ ” means to skip. You can still access those skipped channels manually using the number buttons on the remote. Main Channel List CH-2 CH-3 11-0...
  • Page 34: Password

    Customizing your TV – When you lock or unlock channels – You can lock or unlock ratings as shown below. Password MPAA PG13 Can. Eng. Can Fre. NC-17 TVPG Note: • If you lock a rating, any rating that is higher is automatically blocked. Password New Password Confirm Password...
  • Page 35: Mpaa

    MPAA PG13 NC-17 NR – Not Rated. Any type of programming that does not contain a rating. G – General Audience. Suitable for all ages. PG – Parental Guidance Suggested. Suitable for all ages with parental guidance. PG 13 – Parents Strongly Cautioned. Intended for viewers 13 years or older.
  • Page 36: Can. Eng

    Customizing your TV Can. Eng. E – Exempt. Any type of programming that does not contain a rating. C – Intended for children. Suitable for all ages. C8+ – Intended for children over 8 years old. Suitable for all ages over 8 years. G –...
  • Page 37: Tvpg

    TVPG ALL FV V TV-Y TV-Y7 TV-G TV-PG TV-14 TV-MA TV Y – Appropriate for all children. Intended for all children 2 - 6 years old. TV Y7 – Appropriate for older children. Intended for children 7 years or older. TV G –...
  • Page 38: Auto Adjustment

    Customizing your TV Notes: • This menu will replace the TV menu when you connect a PC to your TV terminal. See page • There are some menus that PC mode can not use. (In Picture and Sound menu) • As for Aspect in the Display menu, only Regular and Full are available. •...
  • Page 39: Sound

    Sound Allows you to listen to a program in stereo, mono sound or another language (SAP). (Depending if available in the program) First you must set the MODE to TV on your remote. Notes: • When you are receiving a digital broadcast, if there are other languages, you can change the language by pressing the ML/MTS button.
  • Page 40: Power

    Customizing your TV Power Power Indicator Allows you adjust the brightness of the blue power indicator light. High – Light is brightly lit Low – Light is dimly lit Off – Light is off Illumination Allows you adjust the brightness of the Diffuser Illumination. See page 13. High –...
  • Page 41: Setting

    Settings Plug In Menu When you turn on your TV for the first time, the Initial Setup menu appears. If you skip it, or your setup has changed, you can set it up in this menu anytime. Time Zone Choose the time zone you live in and the clock sets automatically. Atlantic / Eastern / Central / Mountain / Pacific / Alaska / Hawaii D.S.T.
  • Page 42: Control With Hdmi

    Customizing your TV Control with HDMI If you use a HDMI CEC compatible device, set this setting to “On”. HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) allows the TV to connect and control multiple HDMI CEC enabled devices with a single remote. CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) is an optional protocol used in HDMI.
  • Page 43: Optical Out

    Optical Out You can select the optical digital sound output as PCM or DOLBY DIGITAL when your TV is connected to an amplifier that has a DOLBY DIGITAL decoder. If you select DOLBY DIGITAL, you can enjoy listening to 5.1ch sound when watching digital broadcasts. This only applies to digital channels.
  • Page 44: Enjoy Movies/Music From Your Ipod

    Enjoy Movies/Music From Your iPod Compatible iPod Types * If your iPod is not listed in this chart, it is incompatible with this television. 20GB 40GB TV Control Mode Music Play ✔ Video Play Setting ✔ (3) Pod Control Mode Music Play ✔...
  • Page 45 iPod nano ✔ ✔ ✔ (3) ✔ (3) ✔ (1) ✔ (1) ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ 16GB ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ (3) ✔ (3) ✔ (1) ✔ (1) ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ iPod mini ✔ ✔...
  • Page 46 When distortion occurs, it is recommended to turn off the equalizer of the iPod. For information on operating the iPod, see the iPod instruction manual. • JVC is not responsible for any loss of or damage to iPod that might result from the use of this product.
  • Page 47 TV Control Mode You can operate the iPod by using the TV’s remote control and onscreen menus. JVC iPod classic(2) Music Play Video Play Music Shuffle Play Settings Now Playing Select Note: • When Music Play is selected, you can then search by the catagories supported on your iPod, such as Playlist, Albums, Songs, Podcast etc.
  • Page 48 Enjoy Movies/Music From Your iPod Music Play / Video Play Music Play JVC iPod classic(2) NOWHERE WHY ARE WE HERE SOME RANDOM BAND ROCK 00:00:43 / 00:06:21 Skip to the next/last song Back to previous menu TV’s onscreen menu (“Picture” and “Sound”) Volume –...
  • Page 49 You can operate the iPod using the TV’s remote control and the onscreen of the iPod. Press the PCON button to switch between Pod Control Mode and TV Control Mode. 1) Press the PCON button on the remote control. JVC logo will disappear and the normal screen of your iPod will appear.
  • Page 50 Enjoy Movies/Music From Your iPod Recharge iPod While your iPod is connected to the Dock, you have the ability to recharge your iPod. The time it takes depends on how low your batteries are. On Timer using iPod You can set the timer to listen to your iPod music content. After you set On Timer and select iPod at Input in Timer menu.
  • Page 51: Programming Your Remote

    2) Change the remote control mode according to the device by pressing the MODE button. Refer to the following list for which mode to use. Device JVC brand only Cable Set Top Boxes, Cable/PVR Combinations, Satellite Set Top Box DBS/PVR Combination...
  • Page 52 Programming Your Remote Search Code Function This function searches for codes one by one if none of the codes listed for your device has worked. 1) Manually turn on the device. 2) Change the remote control mode according to the device. Press MODE to select the correct mode.
  • Page 53: Programming Codes

    Programming Codes STB mode Cable Set Top Box 0003, 0008 Americast 0899 Bell South 0899 Digeo 1187 Director 0476 General Instrument 0476, 0810, 0276, 0003 GoldStar 0144 Hamlin 0009, 0273 Jerrold 0476, 0810, 0276, 0003 Memorex 0000 Motorola 1376, 0476, 0810, 0276, 1187 Pace 1877, 0237, 0008...
  • Page 54 Programming Codes Programming Codes VCR mode 1972 Admiral 0048, 0209 Adventura 0000 Aiko 0278 Aiwa 0037, 0000, 0307, 0479 Akai 0041, 0061, 0106 Alienware 1972 America Action 0278 American High 0035 Asha 0240 Audiovox 0037, 0278 Beaumark 0240 Bell & Howell 0104 Broksonic 0184, 0121, 0209,...
  • Page 55 VCR mode Philips 0035, 0081, 0000, 0563, 0593, 0618, 0739, 1081, 1181, 1266 Pilot 0037 Pioneer 0081, 0042, 0067 Polk Audio 0081 Portland 0020 Presidian 1593 Profitronic 0240 Proscan 0060, 0202, 0760, 0761, 1060 Protec 0072 Pulsar 0039 Quarter 0046 Quartz 0046 Quasar...
  • Page 56 Programming Codes DVD mode Accurian 1416 Advent 1016 Aiwa 0641 Akai 0695, 0770, 0899 Alco 0790 Allegro 0869 Apex Digital 0672, 0717, 0755, 0830, 1056, 1061 Arrgo 1023 Aspire Digital 1168 Audiovox 0790 Blaupunkt 0717 Blue Parade 0571 Broksonic 0695 Cinea 0831 Cine Vision...
  • Page 57 Audio mode Amplifier Amstrad 0078 Bose 0674 Curtis Mathes 0300 Durabrand 1561 0078 Harman/Kardon 0892 0331 Left Coast 0892 Lenoxx 1561 Linn 0269, 0282, 0829 Marantz 0892, 0269 0264 Optimus 0300, 0823 Philips 0892, 0269 Pioneer 0013, 0300, 0823 Polk Audio 0892, 0269 0300, 0823 Shure...
  • Page 58: Connecting Your Devices

    Connecting Your Devices Notes: • The following connection diagrams are examples on connecting some of the most common devices to your TV. Please refer to your device’s instruction manual on other connection methods or for devices not shown here in this instruction book. •...
  • Page 59 Connect a VCR / DVD Player using Component Video TV Rear Panel (INPUT 4) Notes: • Green, blue and red are the most common colors for Component Cables. Some models may vary in color. • To watch your VCR / DVD player, make sure your TV is displaying INPUT 4 or INPUT 5 by pressing the V4 or V5 button on your remote control.
  • Page 60 Connecting Your Devices Connect an Amplifier or Home Theater System Home Theater System Speaker Notes: • Refer to your amplifier’s or Home Theater System’s manual for more information. • If you have a device connected to INPUT 1, INPUT 2 or INPUT 3, you will not be able to hear any audio from the AUDIO OUT on the back of the TV otherwise.
  • Page 61 Connect a Digital Source Device TV Rear Panel INPUT 1 HDMI ANALOG AUDIO Digital Source Device AUDIO OUT After the connections have been made, tighten the screw to secure the cables. Notes: • To watch your digital source device, make sure your TV is displaying INPUT 1 by pressing the V1 button on your remote control.
  • Page 62 • This TV can accept 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p signals via HDMI. • This JVC television can accept a variety of HD signals, including 720p, 1080i, 1080p/24Hz, 1080p/30Hz and 1080p/60Hz. Please note that in some cases, a Blu-ray may only offer the choice of 1080/60i or 1080/24p.
  • Page 63 Connect a Computer Notes: • Make sure your TV is displaying INPUT 1, INPUT 2, INPUT 3 or INPUT 5 by pressing the V1, V2, V3 or V5 button on your remote control. • To use PC Smart Input function, see page 43. •...
  • Page 64: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Refer to the table below to check the condition. If you think that there is a problem, contact the JVC Service Center where you purchased the television. There is no power • See if the power cord became unplugged.
  • Page 65 Picture is snowy (image noise) • Your antenna may be damaged, disconnected or turned. Check the antenna connection. If the antenna is damaged, replace it. Screen is 80% black • The Closed Caption Text mode is on. Turn it off in the Closed Caption menu, page 31. Stereo or bilingual programs can’t be heard •...
  • Page 66: Specifi Cations

    Specifi cations Model Type Reception Format Reception Range Power Source Power Consumption Screen Size Audio Output Speakers iPod Output Power Antenna Terminal (VHF/UHF, ATSC/DIGITAL CABLE IN) Input 4, 5 Terminal Input 4, 5 Terminal (Component Terminal) Input 1, 2, 3 Terminal (HDMI Input Terminal) PC Input Jacks Audio Output Jacks...
  • Page 68 For more information, see or call 1-888-CALL-FCC. For converter box information, see or call the NTIA at 1–888–DTV–2009. JVC COMPANY OF AMERICA Division of JVC Americas Corp. 1700 Valley Road Wayne, New Jersey, 07470 Canada TOLL FREE: 1 (800) 964-2650

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