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between hazardous mains voltage and user accessible parts . When servicing [ DI This symbol indicates that this product incorporates double insulation RISK OF ELECTRICSHOCK use only identical replacement parts , DO NOT OPEN Caution : To reduce the risk of electric shock , do not remove cover ( or back ) , No user serviceable parts inside , Refer servicing to qualified service personnel , _ 1 his symbol indicates " dangerous voltage " inside _ This symbol indicates important instructions the product that presents a risk of electric shock or _ accompanying the product , personal injuw , Refer to the identification / rating label located on the back panel of your product for WARNING its proper operating voltage . To reduce the risk of fire or electric FCC Regulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment shock , do not expose this product to may void the user's authority to operate it , rain or moisture . Caution : To prevent electric shock , match wide blade of plug to wide slot , fully insert , The apparatus shall not be exposed Caution : Using video games or any external accessory with fixed images for to dripping or splashing and no extended periods of time can cause them to be permanently imprinted on the objects filled with liquids , such as picture tube ( or projection TV picture tubes ) . ALSO , some network / program logos , vases , should be placed on the phone numbers , black borders ( sides , top and bottom ) , etc . may cause similar apparatus , damage . This damage is not covered by your warranty . Cable TV Installer : This reminder is provided to call your attention to Article 820 - 40 of the National Electrical Code ( Section 54 of the Canadian Electrical Code , Part 1 ) which provides guidelines for proper grounding and , in particular , specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry as practical . Important Stand and Base Safety Information Choose the location for your IV carefully . Place the IV on a stand or base that is of adequate size and strength to prevent the TV from being accidentally tipped over , pushed off , or pulled off , This could cause personal injury and / or damage the IV , Refer to the Important Safety Instructions on page 2 . Product Registration Please fill out the product registration card ( packed separately ) and return it immediately . For US customers : Your RCA Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at www , rca . com / productregistration . Registering this product allows us to contact you if needed , Product Information Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase . Attach it here and record the serial and model numbers in ease you need them . These numbers are located on the product . Model No . Serial No , Purchase Date : Dealer / Add tess / Phone :
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read before operating equipment 1 , Read these instructions . B . Objects have fallen or liquid has been spilled into the appliance ; 2 . Keep these instructions . C . The appliance has been exposed to rain ; 3 . D . The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a Heed all warnings . 4 . Follow all instructions . marked change in performance ; 5 . E . The appliance has been dropped or the enclosure damaged . Do not use this apparatus near water . 6 . 17 . TUt / Stability - All televisions must comply with recommended Clean only with a dry cloth . 7 . international global safety standards for tilt and stability proper ties of Do not block any of the ventilation openings . Install in accordance its cabinet design . with the manufacturer's instructions . • Do not compromise these design standards by applying excessive 8 , Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators , heat registers , pull force to the front , or top , of the cabinet , which could ultimately stoves , or other apparatus ( including amplifiers ) that produce heat . overturn the product . g , Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type • Also , do not endanger yourself , or children , by placing electronic plug . A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other . equipment / toys on the top of the cabinet . Such items could A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong . unsuspectingly fall from the top of the set and cause product damage The wide blade or third prong are provided for your safety . When the and / or personal injury . provided plug does not fit into your outlet , consult an electrician for 18 . Wall or Ceiling Mounting - The appliance should be mounted to a replacement of the obsolete outlet . wall or ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer . 10 . Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched , particularly 19 . Power Lines - An outdoor antenna should be located away from at plugs , convenience receptacles , and the point where they exit from power lines . the apparatus . 20 . Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an outside antenna is connected to 11 . Only use attachments / accessories specified by the manufacturer . the receiver , be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide 12 . Use only with a cart , stand , tripod , bracket , or table specified by some protection against voltage surges and built up static charges . the manufacturer or sold with the apparatus . When a cart Section 810 of the National Electrical Code , ANSI / NFPA No . 70 - is used , use caution when moving the cart / apparatus 1984 , provides information with respect to proper grounding of the combination to avoid injury from tip - over . mast and supporting structure , grounding of the lead - in wire to an 13 . Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for antenna discharge unit , size of grounding connectors , location of long periods of time . antenna - discharge unit , connection to grounding electrodes , and 14 . Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel . Servicing is required requirements for the grounding electrode . See Figure below . when the apparatus has been damaged in any way , such as if the 21 . Object and Liquid Entry - Care should be taken so that objects do power - supply cord or plug is damaged , liquid has been spilled or not fall and liquids are not spilled into the enclosure through openings . objects have fallen into the apparatus , or if the apparatus has been 22 . Battery usage CAUTION - To prevent battery leakage that may result exposed to rain or moisture , does not operate normally , or has been in bodily injury , property damage , or damage to the unit : dropped . • Install all batteries correctly , with + and - aligned as marked on the 15 . This product may contain lead and mercury . Disposal of these unit . materials may be regulated due to environmental considerations . For • Do not mix batteries ( old and new or carbon and alkaline , etc . ) . disposal or recycling information , please contact your local authorities • Remove batteries when the unit is not used for a long time . or the Electronic industries Alliance ( www . eiae . org ) . 23 . Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no 16 . Damage Requiring Service - The appliance should be serviced by objects filled with liquids , such as vases , shall be placed on the qualified service personnel when : apparatus . A . The power supply cord or the plug has been damaged ; Note to the Cable " IV system installer : This reminder is provided to call the Cable TV system installer's attention to Article 820 - 40 of the NEC ( Section 54 of the Canadian Electrical Code , Part 1 ) that provides guidelines for proper grounding and , in particular , specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building , as close to the point of cable entry as practical . Example of Antenna Grounding as per NEC - National Electrical Code GROUND CL _ MP ANTENNA LEAD IN WIRE ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT GROUNDING CONDUCTORS ( NEC SECTION 810 - 21 ) GROUND CLAMPS " " _ " - - POWER SERVICE GROUNDING ELECTRODE SYSTEM ELECTRIC SERVICE EQUIPMENT tNEC ART 250 , PART H )
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Introduction Here are a few of the special features of your new Color Television . Safety / precaution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Automatic Channel Programming : Quick and easy Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 selection of available stations . Child Lock ( FPA Lock } : Locks the buttons on the front Getting Started of the TV so it cannot be operated accidentally by young children . Basic Cable TV Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Basic Antenna Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Closed Captioning : Allows you to read TV program Basic TV to VCR Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 dialog or voice conversations as on - screen text . Description of Buttons on the TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Off - Timer : Turns off the TV at a preset time . Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 On - Timer : Turns on the TV at a preset time to a designated TV channel or video source . Setup Menus On - screen Menus : On - screen text ( in English , French , or Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Spanish ) for setting TV controls . TV / Cable TV ( CATV ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Parental Lock : Allows you to block the viewing of certain Auto Search ( Setting TV Channels ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 TV channels if you do not want your children viewing Manual Channel Tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 inappropriate material . Favorite Channel Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Remote control : Operates your TV and navigates the Adding or Erasing Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 menus . Sleep Timer : Turns off the TV within an amount of time On - screen Menus you specify . 10 - 120 minutes from the current time . Picture Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Picture Preset Mode : Lets you set the picture's color , Preset Picture Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 tint , contrast , etc . for various types of programming . Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Settings include Bright , Normal , Theater , and Personal , On - Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 which set the picture control as you want . Off - Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Sound Mode : Lets you set the TV's sound for the Closed Caption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 current programming . Choices include Personal , Theatre , Sleep Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Concert , or Speech . Standard broadcast ( VHF / UHF } or Cable TV channel Parental Lock capability . Understanding Parental Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Stereo Capability : Includes built - in amplifier twin - Changing Your Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 speaker system ; allows reception of TV programs Blocking Programming with Movie Ratings . . . . . . . . 25 broadcast in stereo . Blocking Programming with TV Ratings . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Parental Lock Blocking Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Child Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Sound Sound Mode Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Sound Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Surround . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Stereo and Second Audio Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Others Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 - 37
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The Cable TV signal into your home may be a single cable ( 75 ohm ) or may include a Cable Box . In either case , the connection to the TV is easy . If your Cable TV signal comes directly via a 75 ohm coaxial cable , using the following steps : Connect the Cable TV signal to the 75 ohm ANTENNA INPUT jack on the rear of the TV . Screw it down tight . Plug the TV's power cord into a power outlet and turn on the TV . Set TV / CATV to CATV as detailed on page 11 . Refer to AUTO SEARCH to set up your available TV channels . Details are on page 12 . If you have a Cable Box , use the following steps : Connect the Cable TV signal to the IN jack on the Cable Box . Connect a separate coaxial cable to the OUT jack on the Cable Box and to the 75 OHM ANTENNA INPUT jack on the 2 rear of the TV . Plug the TV's power cord into a power outlet and turn on the TV . Set TV / CATV to CATV as detailed on page 11 . 4 Set the TV to channel 3 or 4 ( the same as the channel 3 / 4 switch on your Cable Box if applicable ) . Change channels at the Cable Box . An RF coaxial cable ( to con - nect the Cable Box to the TV ) may be supplied by the Cable TV company . It is not supplied with the TV . You can connect a Satellite Receiver the same way you would connect a Cable Box . Your Cable Box may have separate Audio and Video Out jacks instead . If so , use audio and video cables to connect the AUDIO / VIDEO OUT jacks of the Cable Box to the AUDIO / VIDEO INPUT jacks . Press the INPUT button on the remote control to set the TV to the correct video input channel . For front inputs choose FRNT . For rear AV inputs choose VIDEO . Your model has an S - Video input , choose S - VIDEO . Change the channel at the Cable Box .
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A combination antenna receives normal broadcast channels ( VHF2 - 13 AND UHF 14 - 69 ) . Your connection is easy since you will connect the antenna to the 75 OHM ANTENNA INPUT jack on the rear of the TV . If your antenna has a round cable ( 75 ohm ) on the end , then you are ready to connect it to the TV . Go to the next step . If your antenna has flat twin - lead wire ( 300 ohm ) , you first need to attach the antenna wires to the screws on a 300 to 75 ohm adapter ( not supplied with your TV ) . Push the round end of the adapter or antenna cable onto the 75 OHM ANTENNA INPUT jack on the rear of the TV . If the round end of the antenna cable is threaded , screw it down tight . power power page Plug the TV's cord into a outlet and turn on the TV . Set W / CAW to TV mode as detailed on 11 . Refer to AUTO SEARCH to set up your available TV channels . Details are on page 12 . Before plugging the UHF / VHF Rod Antenna into the ANTENNA INPUT jack , check that the pin is not bent . If FCC WARNING - This equipment may generate or use radio it is bent , straighten the pin as illustrated , then plug the frequency energy . Changes or modifications to this equipment pin into the jack . may cause harmful interference unless the modifications are Bent pin expressly approved in the instruction Manual . The user could lose the authority to operate this equipment if an unauthorized change or modification is made . ( Needs to be straightened ) ( Straight pin ) " Some cable TV systems use scrambled signals and require a special converter to receive these channels . Consult your local UHF cable company . Antenna _ _ = _ • CATV Box * Not su ed _ i m or Satellite Box t PP _ P ( ( Not supplied ) _ iql ; t nnpplied ) _ _ _ VHF _ I _ I _ iI _ ' _ _ From Cable System or Satellite Antenna 75 - ohm Coaxial Cable _ _ _ AAN L c 75o - O : li _ Cable From Cable System Combiner ( Not supplied Combination Antenna VHF / UHF _ ' _ _ _ ( Not supplied ) CABLE TV / ANTENNA CONNECTIONS If you have separate UHF and VHF antennas , you need an optional combiner to connect the antennas to the T _
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The basic component ( VCR , DVD player etc . ) to TV connection is described below . For other hookups , refer to your component's instruction manual . Connect the audio cables ( white and red ) to the AUDIO INPUT jacks on the TV and to the AUDIO OUT jacks on the VCR ( or other component ) . Match the cable color to the jack color . If your component has an S - Video jack , connect an S - Video cable to the S - VIDEO jack on the back of the TV to the 2 S - Video jack on the component . If your component doesn't have an S - Video jack go to item 3 . 3 Connect a video cable ( yellow ) to the VIDEO INPUT jack on the TV and to the VIDEO OUT jack on your VCR ( or other component ) . 4 Turn on the TV and the other component . B Press the INPUT button on the remote control until the correct video input channel appears in the upper right corner of the TV screen . When you play material on the VCR , DVD player , etc . that is connected to the AUDIO and VIDEO jacks it will appear on the TV on the video input channel . ( The bottom of page 4 has a complete list . ) 75OHM 75 OHM ANTENNA VIDEO INPUT FNPUT © . . . . . O S VIDEO L ( T ° n ° ) . . . . . . ( _ Q , O M _ 0 0 Model 24F512T back panel Models 27V512T and 27V513T back panel Pleasenote that models 27V512Tand I 27V513Thave only AVinputs . I Models 20F511T , 20F512T , 75OHM 24F512T , 27V512T and ANTENNA 27V513T side AV panel ( front ) INPUT Models 20F511T , 20F512T back panel S - Video provides a clearer picture than Audio and video cables are not supplied the standard video ( the yellow jack ) . with the TV . Audio cables are usually red Choose the S - VIDEO channel to view and white . Video cables are usually yellow . material playing on equipment connected to the S - VIDEO jack . Your VCR may not have Audio and Video Out jacks , but only an RF or ANTENNA Use either S - VIDEO jack or VIDEO INPUT OUT jack . jacks . Do not use both at the same time for the same piece of equipment . This Use a coaxial cable to connect the VCR's would interfere with the picture display . If ANTENNA OUT jack to the TV's 75 OHM both are used , S - VIDEO has priority over ANTENNA INPUT jack . the yellow VIDEO INPUT jack .
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l I l 1 I 4 3 2 FrontView buttons Front Panel Buttons ( Models 20F511T , 20F512T and Top View 24F512T ) 1 . CHANNEL BUTTONS Selects channel numbers . In the If you cannot locate your remote , you can use the menu system , acts like the up or down arrow buttons . buttons on the front of your TV to operate many of the Use to highlight items . TV's features . 2 . VOLUME BUTTONS Press to decrease / increase the Your button layout and design may differ from above . volume . In the menu system , acts like the right or left arrow buttons . Press to select highlighted items and Front View make adjustments . STANDBY ( LED INDICATOR ) Lightsto show AC power . MENU Press to display the main menu . Press for the on - is available . screen display to clear the screen . SENSOR Receives infra - red signals from the remote . 4 . TWVIDEO ( INPUT ) Choose between TV programming and the AV input . POWER Turns the TV on and off . CCTz : Z _ CCTz : C3 I MENU VOL41 VOL _ CH V CH h , [ _ POWErs } 1 CHANNEL BUTTONS Selects channel numbers . In the Front Panel Buttons ( Model 27V512T and 27V513T ) menu system , acts like the up or down arrow buttons . Use to Front View highlight items . MENU Brings up the Main menu . Press for the SENSOR Receives infra - red signals from the remote . on - screen display to clear the screen . POWER Turns the TV on and off . Lights to show TV is on . VOLUME BUTTONS Press to decrease / increase the volume . In the menu system , acts like the right or left arrow buttons . Press to select highlighted items and make adjustments .
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f Battery Installation To load batteries into the remote control : Remove the battery compartment lid on the rear of the remote . Press in the tab , then lift off the lid . Place two AA batteries in the remote . Be sure the ( + ) and ( - ) ends of the batteries line up correctly ( as marked inside the battery compartment ) . J Reattach the battery compartment lid . Effectively Using the Remote Control Point the remote control toward the remote sensor on the front of the TV when operating the TV with the remote control .
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Whenoperatingtheremotep , ointitdirectlyatthefrontoftheTV . ObjectsV . betweentheremoteandtheremotesensorcanblockthesignatlo theT CALENDAR Press to display or close the calendar . CAPS Press to toggle the entry mode between uppercase or lowercase letters . Details are on page 33 . CHANNEL + / - Buttons Press to select memorized TV channels . In the menu system , acts like the up or down arrow buttons and adjusts menu controls . CO ( C . Mute ) Press to turn on / off C . Mute function directly . Details are on page 21 . INFO / DEL ( ETE } Press to see the current channel number , and sound information on the TV screen . Press again to display the current time on the screen . Press to remove a menu from the screen . In Notebook mode , press to delete unwanted text . Details are on page 33 . INPUT Press to select TV channels or the Audio / Video IN channels . Page 4 has a complete list . INSERT In Notebook mode , press to select INS ( ERT ) or OVR ( overwrite ) . Details are on page 33 . FAV ( ORITE ) Press to browse the channels in your Favorite List . Details are on page 14 . GO BACK Press to return to the previously viewed channel . MENU Press to see the TV's on - screen menu . Press to go back to the previous menu or to remove a menu from the screen . MTS Press to select a sound mode if available with the TV programming : MONO , STEREO , and SAP Details are on page 32 . MUTE Press to mute or restore the TV sound . Pressing the volume buttons ( VOLUME + or VOL + ) also will cancel mute and restore the sound . NOTEPAD Press to display or close the NOTEBOOK window . NUMBER Buttons When the TV / Cable menu option is in the TV position , all channels can be selected by using two buttons . For example , to select channel 2 , press " 0 " then " 2 " . You can also just press " 2 " . For channels 100 and above , press three number buttons of the channel directly . ( You can select channels above 69 only if you have Cable TV . Make sure TV / CATV is set to CATV . Details are on page 11 . ) In Notebook mode , press to enter a letter , a digit or a symbol . Details are on page 33 . OK Within the on - screen menu , press to select some special function , such as Favorite list , etc . ON - OFF Press to turn the TV on or off . You also can turn on the TV by pressing the CHANNEL + / - buttons on the front of the TV . PRESETS Press to select one of the four preset Picture settings ( Bright , Normal , Theater or Personal ) . Details are on page 17 . SLEEP Press to select a time period ( 120 minutes to 10 minutes in 10 - minute decrements ) after which the TV will turn itself off . Details are on page 22 . SOUND Press to select one of the four sound settings ( Theater , Concert , Speech or Personal ) . Details are on page 29 . VOLUME + / - Buttons Press to adjust the TV sound level . In the menu system , acts like the right or left arrow button and adjusts menu controls .
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YoucansettheTV'son - screemn enuto EnglishF , renchorSpanish . Picture PressMENUtoseethemainmenu . Press CH + or CH - to highlight Preferences . Press OK to enter the Preferences submenu . Language is highlighted . Press VOL + or VOL - to select English , Francaie ( French ) , or Espanol ( Spanish ) . Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu S or the menu will automatically disappear within a few seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote control . The language control only affects the language of the TV menus . It does not change the other on - screen text features , such as Closed Captions . 10
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It is important for the TV to know what type of signal - Cable TV ( CATV ) or a normal antenna Picture you are using . Choose your signal ( Antenna or Cable ) : Press MENU to see the main menu . Press CH + or CH - to highlight Setup . Press OK to enter the Setup submenu . TV / CATV is highlighted . Press VOL + or VOL - to select TV or CATV . Choose CATV if you have Cable TV TV / CATV CATV service . ( See page 4 for connection details . ) If you do not have Cable TV service and you connected an antenna to the TV , choose TV . ( See page 5 for connection details . ) Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu will automatically disappear within a few seconds if no TV / CATV CATV buttons are pressed on the remote control . When CATV is selected , channels 1 - 125 are available . When TV is selected , only channels 2 - 69 are available . You cannot select the Setup menu if the TV is set to a video input channel ( FRNT ) . Press INPUT repeatedly to get to regular TV programming .
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You can set your TV to receive local TV channels ( from an antenna ) or Cable TV Picture channels ( when you have Cable TV service ) . Then , use Auto Search to set up channels that are available for you . This makes it easy for you to select only the available TV stations when you press CH + or CH - . Before you start Auto Search , make the Antenna or Cable TV connection described on pages 4 and 5 . In the menu select TV or Cable ( CATV ) as described on page 11 . Press MENU to see the main menu . Press CH + or CH - to highlight Setup . Press OK to enter the Setup submenu . Press CH + or CH - repeatedly to highlight Auto Search . Press VOL + to start programming TV channels . Press VOL - if you need to stop channel programming during the process . When channel setup is completed , the TV Stop TV 2 will go to its lowest channel . Press CH + or CH - to see which channels are in the TV's memory . You can also select channels that have not been memorized using the number buttons on the remote control . To delete unwanted channels from the TV s memory or to add more channels , see ADD / ERASE on page 15 . You cannot select the Setup menu if the TV is set to a video input channel ( FRNT ) . Press INPUT repeatedly to get to regular TV programming . 12
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Manual Channel Tuning allows you to search for channels that may have been missed during Picture the Auto Search process . For example , if you are looking for a channel between 60 and 70 , start the search at channel 60 and go up . Press MENU to see the main menu . Press OH + or OH - to highlight Setup . Press OK to enter the Setup submenu . " FV / CATV is highlighted . Press VOL + or - - q VOL - to select TV or CATV ( whicheveryou 665 have ) . Detailsare on page 11 . TV / CATV CATM Press OH + or OH - repeatedly to highlight Channel . Press VOL + or VOL - to enter the channel number at which you want to begin the search . - - 1 Press OH + or OH - repeatedly to highlight Manual . Channel 60 Press VOL + to start searching upward ( for example , starting at channel 60 and going up to 61,62 , 63 , etc . ) . Press VOL - when you find the channel you want . This stops the search . Otherwise the search will stop at the first available channel . Or , press VOL - to start searching downward ( for example , starting at channel 60 and going down to 59 , 58 , 57 , etc . ) . Press VOL + when you find the channel you want . This stops the search . Otherwise the search will stop at the first available channel . Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu will automatically disappear within a few seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote control . You cannot select the Setup menu if the TV is set to a video input channel ( FRNT ) . Press INPUT repeatedly to get to regular TV programming . 13
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You can store five channels you prefer into the Favorite List and recall these channels easily by pressing the FAV button on the remote control . Press MENU to see the main menu . Press CH + or CH - to highlight Setup . Press OK to enter the Setup submenu . Press CH + or CH - repeatedly to highlight Favorite List . Press OK to display features of Favorite List . TV / CATV is highlighted . Press VOL + or VOL - to select TV or CATV ( whichever you have ) . Press CH + or CH - to select CH1 ( the first channel position ) , then Press VOL + or VOL - to enter a channel number you want to store at this position , such as CATV 8 . Repeat to set the other four favorite channels . Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu will automatically disappear within a few seconds if no OH1 CATV 1 buttons are pressed on the remote control . You cannot select the Setup menu if the TV is set to a video input channel ( FRNT ) . Press INPUT repeatedly to get to regular TV programming . 14
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You can add or erase channels from the list in the TV memory . Picture Press MENU to see the main menu . Press CH + or CH - to highlight Setup . Press OK to enter the Setup submenu . TV / CATV is highlighted . Press VOL + or VOL - to select TV or CATV ( whichever you have ) . Details are on page 11 . Press CH + or CH - repeatedly to highlight Channel . TV / CATV CATV Press VOL + or VOL - to enter the channel number you want to add or erase . Press CH + or CH - repeatedly to highlight Add / Erase . Press VOL + or VOL - to choose Add or Erase . Channel SS If you select Add , the channel will be available when you press CH + and CH - to move through channels . Choosing Erase will remove the channel from the TV's memory . The channel will not be available when you flip through channels with the CH + and CH - buttons . Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu will automatically Add / Erase Erase disappear within a few seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote control . t0 You won't see the change take effect until you scroll through the channels in memory using the CH + / - buttons . Add / Erase Add You cannot select the Setup menu if the TV is set to a video input channel ( FRNT ) . Press INPUT repeatedly to get to regular TV programming . 15
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To adjust your TV picture , select a channel and follow the steps below : Picture Press MENU to see the main menu . Color 45 Picture is highlighted . Press OK to enter the Picture submenu . Press OH + or OH - repeatedly to highlight your choice : Color , Brightness , Contrast , Sharpness , Tint , Blue Back ( background ) , or C . Warmth ( color temperature . ) Press VOL + or VOL - to increase or decrease the element you choose . However , you can turn Blue Back to only On or Off ( see below ) . You can choose Warm , Cool or Normal mode for color temperature . Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu will automatically disappear within a few seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote control . 50 Color : Adjust to add or reduce color . Brightness : Adjust to brighten the darkest parts of the picture . Contrast : Adjust the distinction between the black Tint ± 00 and white parts of the picture . Sharpness : Improve picture detail . Tint : Obtain natural skin tones . Blue Back : Turn this option On or Off . If you choose On , a solid blue background screen will appear if the TV is on a weak channel ( for example , if the reception is very poor Blue Back On C . Warmth Cool or if the station has gone off the air for the night ) . After being such a channel for 15 minutes , the TV will turn itself off automatically . C . Warmth : Set this option for warm , cool tones or somewhere in between ( Normal ) . 16
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This function enables you to choose preset video settings for different types of programs and viewing conditions . Most picture settings are preset at the factory to automatically adjust the TV Brightness , Color , Contrast and Sharpness . Personal Press PRESETS on the remote control . Normal The current preset picture setting will appear on the screen . Press PRESETS repeatedly to select Personal , Normal , Bright or Theater . 11 The Personal setting is what you specify with the picture adjustments as ( Z ) _ - _ Bright described on page 16 . Personal is the only picture setting you can change . All others are set at the factory . . . . . . . Theater I56 17
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Follow these steps to set the clock . Press MENU to see the main menu . Press CH + or CH - to highlight Time . Time Press OK to enter the Time submenu . Press CH + or CH - repeatedly to highlight Clock . Press VOL + or VOL - to change the time in minutes . Press and hold the VOL + or VOL - to change the time quickly in 10 minute increments ; press OK . The highlight moves to the hour position . Use the VOL + / - buttons to set the hour . Clock AMIO : O0 Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu will automatically disappear within a few seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote control . I If the power fails , you must I resetthe clock . I 18
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To turn on the TV to a specific channel at a specific time , use the On - Timer . Before you Picture begin , set the clock correctly . Details are on page 18 . Press MENU to see the main menu . ime CH + or CH - to highlight Time . Press OK to enter the Time submenu . Press CH + or CH - repeatedly to highlight " rV / CATV . Press VOL + or VOL - to select TV or CATV , depending on whether you have Cable TV service or not . Details are on page 11 . TV / CATV CATM Press OH + or OH - repeatedly to highlight Channel . Press VOL + or VOL - to enter the channel number . This will be the channel to which [ 2 4olt the TV turns on at the specified time . Press OH + or OH - repeatedly to highlight On time . Channel 8 Press VOL + or VOL - to select Once ( or Daily , Off ) . If you select Once , the timer will turn on the TV one time within the next 24 hours only . If you select Daily , the timer will turn on the TV at the same time and to the same channel every day . On Time Once Choose Off to cancel the On - timer . 0 Press CH + or CH - repeatedly to high - light AM12 : 00 under the line of On Time . ! , _ Press VOL + or VOL - to enter the cOnhange time . Hold down VOL + or VOL - to the time quickly in 10 - minute increments ; press OK . The hour is highlighted . Use the VOL + / - buttons to set the hour . This will be the time at which the TV will turn itself on . 2 Press MENU repeatedly to exit thely menu or the menu will automatical disappear within a few seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote control . 19
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To turn off the TV at a specific time every day , use the Off - Timer . Before you begin , you must Picture set the clock to the correct time . Details are on page 18 . Press MENU to see the main menu . Time Press CH + or CH - repeatedly to highlight Time . Press OK to enter the Time submenu . 666 Off time is highlighted . Press VOL + or Off Time Once 66 © VOL - to select Once , Daily or Off . If you select Once , the timer will turn off the TV once . If you select Daily , the timer will turn off the TV at the same time every day . Choose Off to cancel the Off - timer . Press CH + or CH - repeatedly to highlight AM12 : 00 under the line of Off Time . PM11 : 00 Press VOL + or VOL - to enter the On time . Hold down VOL + or VOL - to change the time quickly in 10 - minute increments ; press OK . The hour is highlighted . Use VOL + or VOL - to set the hour . This will be the time at which the TV will turn itself off . Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu will automatically disappear within a few seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote control . 20
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Closed captioning ( CC ) lets you read the voice content of TV programs on the TV Picture screen . Designed to help the hearing impaired , on - screen text boxes will show dialog , conversation , and activity during TV programming . Preferences Press MENU to see the main menu . Press CH + or CH - to highlight Preferences . ( Z ) Q G ) O Press OK to enter the Preference submenu . CC Off 4 # 466 © Press CH + or CH - to highlight CC . Press VOL + or VOL - to select the closed caption you want ( Off , C1 , C2 , _ ! ! / . . . . . . . . . i : _ or C . Mute ) . C . Mute sets the TV to show closed caption when you press MUTE . The TV volume will be disabled until you press MUTE or VOL + again to restore the CC C . Mute sound . Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu will automatically disappear within a few seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote control . Not all TV programs and commercials are broadcast with Closed Caption information . Neither are all Closed Caption modes transmitted by a station for a closed caption program . See your TV listings for the stations and times of Closed Caption shows . Press CC on the remote control to turn on / off C . Mute function directly . C . Mute On or C . Mute Off will appear on the screen accordingly .
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Turns off the TV within an amount of time you specify ( 10 - 120 minutes from the current time ) . Press SLEEP repeatedly to set the sleep timer from 120 to 10 minutes in 1O - minute decrements . Sleep : Off After setting the sleep timer , Press Sleep : 120min . SLEEP once to display the remaining time . - m To cancel the sleep timer , Press SLEEP d565 until " Off " appears . _ s Tuv wxYz Within 1 minute of the time set a clock CD ( : _ CD 0 icon will flash to remind you that the TV Sleep : 1lOmin . OQO0 will turn itself off soon . 5 6 ' 5 ' v Sleep : lOmin . Sleep : 9min . 22
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Parental Lock processes program content advisories from broadcasters . MPAA Ratings TV Ratings Parental Lock can respond to the ( Motion Picture Association of America ) ( TV broadcaster ) content advisories and block G : General Audience - All ages TV - Y All children - Appropriate objectionable content ( offensive admitted . Most parents would find for all children . Designed for language , violence , sexual situations , this program suitable for all ages . This a very young audience , including etc . ) This is a great feature to censor the type of programming contains little or children age 2 - 6 . This type of type of programming children watch . no violence , no strong language , and programming is not expected to Parental Lock offers various blocking little or no sexual dialog or situation . frighten younger children . options from which to choose : TV - Y7 Directed to Older PG : Parental Guidance Suggested - MASTER ENABLE : This is the " master This programming contains material Children - Designed for switch " for Parental Lock . When ON , that parents may find unsuitable for children age 7 and above . It may all blocking / censoring you have set younger children . It may contain one be appropriate for children who can is enabled . When OFF , all blocking is disabled . or more of the following : moderate distinguish between make - believe violence , some sexual situations , and reality . This programming may BLOCK UNRATED : All unrated infrequent coarse language , or some include mild fantasy and comic programs ( based on Movie Ratings or suggestive dialog . violence ( FV or Fantasy violence ) . TV Ratings ) will be blocked if this feature TV - G General Audience - is ON and MASTER ENABLE is ON . PG - 13 : Parents Strongly Cautioned - This programming contains material Most parents would find this BLOCK NO RATING : All programming that parents may find unsuitable for programming suitable for all ages . with no content advisory data will younger children under the age of This type of programming contains be blocked if this feature is ON and 13 . It contains one or more of the little or no violence , no strong MASTER ENABLE is ON . following : violence , sexual situations , language , and little or no sexual coarse language , or suggestive dialog . dialog or situation . After you set a password , you can TV - PG Parents Guidance block up to six ratings in TV Ratings or R : Restricted - This programming Cautioned - Contains material Movie Ratings . These ratings are set is specially designed for adults . by the Motion Picture Association of Anyone under the age of 17 should that parents may find unsuitable America and TV broadcasters . only view this programming with for younger children . This type of an accompanying parent or adult programming contains one or more of guardian . It contains one or more of the following : moderate violence ( V ) , the following : intense violence , intense some sexual situations ( S ) , infrequent sexual situations , strong coarse coarse language ( L ) , or some language , or intensely suggestive suggestive dialog ( D ) . dialog . " 13 / - 14Parents Strongly Cautioned NC17 : No children under the age - Contains material that parents of 17 will be admitted - This type may find unsuitable for children of programming should be viewed under 14 years of age . This type of by adults only . It contains graphic programming contains one or more violence , explicit sex , or crude , of the following : intense violence ( V ) , indecent language . intense sexual situations ( S ) , strong coarse language ( L ) , or intensely X : Adult only - This type of suggestive dialog ( D ) . programming contains one or more of the following : very graphic violence , TV - MA Mature Audience only - very graphic and explicit sexual acts , Specially designed to be very coarse and intensely suggestive viewed by adults and may be unsuitable for children under 17 . language . This type of programming contains one or more of the following : graphic violence ( V ) , explicit sexual situations ( S ) , or crude , indecent language ( L ) . 23
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Over the next few pages , you will learn how to block programs and understand the rating Picture terms for certain broadcasts . First , set your password . Press MENU to see the main menu . Press CH + or CH - to highlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ . . : . _ : _ Z _ : _ . . : . _ . . : . _ . . : . _ . . . . . . . . . . . Preferences . Press OK to enter the Preference . . . . . . _ . f / . . ' F _ _ ' _ . 2 _ _ - Z2 " _ submenu . Press CH + or CH - to highlight Par . ( Parental ) Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Par . Control Press OK . Enter Password will appear on the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . If you want to set a new code , go to steps 6 - 8 directly . ( You can press the number buttons to enter a four - digit code . The code " 0000 " is the default . . . . . . _ . . . . . . . . . . . . _ . : _ . - . - . itl " " " - . password . If you have not set a code previously , then " 0000 " is the code . ) Enter Password : Resetting Your Password Press VOL + on the remote and the CHANNEL + on the front of the TV at the same time . Enter New Pwd . will : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : appear on the screen . ( You must be in the Enter Password screen when attempting this . ) Enter New Pwd . Press the number buttons to enter a four - digit code . The code will appear on the screen as you enter it . Press OK to save the code . Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu will automatically disappear within a few seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote control . You cannot change Parental Lock settings without knowing the password . If you forget your password you can reset it . Simultaneously press the VOL + on the remote and the CH + button on the front of the TV . The display will appear for you to enter your new password . 24
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There are two types of ratings for Parental Lock . One is based on movie industry ratings . Picture The other is based on TV industry ratings . Both can be used to censor programming . Let first look at the MPAA Rating options of Parental Lock . Preferences Press MENU to see the main menu . Press CH + or CH - to highlight Preferences . Press OK to enter the Preferences submenu . Press CH + or CH - to highlight Par . ( Parental ) Control . Par . Control Press OK to display the password screen . Press the number buttons to enter your four - digit code . The Parental Lock setup menu appears on the screen and the MPAA rating is highlighted . Press OK to display MPAA ratings ( G , Enter Password : PG , PG - 13 , R , NC - 17 , and X ) . Press CH + or CH - to select the rating you want to block . Press OK to block ( or unblock ) the rating . A check mark will appear to the [ ] MPAA rating left of the rating when blocked . When you block a rating , higher ratings are blocked automatically . To unblock all the ratings , select N / A . 0 Press MENU repeatedly to exit thely menu or the menu will automatical disappear within a few seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote control . DR Blocking any rating ( ON ) will block all the higher ratings automatically . For example , if R is blocked manually , NC17 and X will be blocked automatically . To turn a rating OFF , set each rating individually . 25
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Some program ratings are based on TV industry ratings as described below . Press MENU to see the main menu . Press CH + or CH - to highlight Preferences . Press OK to enter the Preferences submenu . Press CH + or CH - to highlight Par . ( Parental ) Control . Press OK to display the password screen . Press the number buttons to enter your four - digit code . The Parental Lock setup menu appears on the screen . Press CH + or CH - to highlight " IV parental guidelines . Press OK to display the parental guidelines ( TV - Y , TV - Y7 , TV - G , TV - PG , TV - 14 , or TV - MA ) . Press CH + or CH - to select a rating . 0 Press OK to turn the rating on or off . A check mark appears when the rating is Content blocked . TV - Y and TV - G can be turned on ( to block viewing ) or off ( to allow viewing ) only . TV - Y7 , TV - PG , TV - 14 , and TV - MA can be customized to block V ( violence ) , F ( fantasy violence ) , S ( sexual situations ) , L ( coarse language ) , or D ( suggestive dialog ) . To do so , continue with these steps . 1 Press CH + or CH - to highlight Content . 12 Press OK to enter the Content menu . 13 Press CH + or CH - to select a rating , then press VOL + . 4 Press OH + or OH - to select the content theme ( Fantasy - V , Violence , Sexual , Language , or Dialog ) , then press OK to block or view it . B Press MENU to return to the Parental Guidelines screen and check your settings . A check mark appears when the Any rating will block higher rating is blocked . ratings automatically . To unblock all the ratings , 6 Press MENU repeatedly to exit the select NONE . menu or the menu will automatically Notes : disappear within a few seconds if no • Blocking TV - Y , only TV - Y7 buttons are pressed on the remote is blocked automatically • control . 2 . Blocking TV - Y7 , other ratings will not change • 26
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After setting your password , Parental Lock also offers these special blocking options . Picture Press MENU to see the main menu . Press OH + or CH - to highlight Preferences Preferences . Press OK to enter the Preferences submenu . Press CH + or CH - to highlight Par . ( Parental ) Control . Press OK to display the password 3 / t screen . Par . Control Press the number buttons to enter your four - digit code . The Parental Lock setup menu appears on the screen . 2 4,7,8 Press CH + or CH - to select Master Enable , Block Unrated , or Block No Enter Password : Rating . MASTER ENABLE : this is the " master switch " for Parental Lock . When ON , all blocking / censoring you have set is enabled . When OFF , all blocking is disabled . [ ] MPAA rating BLOCK UNRATED : All unrated programs based on movie ratings or TV ratings will be blocked if this feature is ON and MASTER ENABLE is ON . BLOCK NO RATING : All programming with no content advisory data will be blocked if this feature is ON and MASTER ENABLE is ON . Press VOL + or VOL - to turn the blocking option On or Off . Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu will automatically disappear within a few seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote control . 27
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Child Lock allows you to lock the buttons on _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i _ i the front of the TV . Picture Press MENU to see the main menu . Press OH + or OH - to highlight Preferences Preferences . Press OK to enter the Preferences submenu . r - Press OH + or OH - to highlight FPA db6 4b 45 ( Front Panel ) Lock . chub6 © Press VOL + or VOL - to turn on or off FPA Lock . Choose On to disable all the _ F _ / DEL FPA Lock Off buttons on the front of the TV . FPA Lock On will appear on the TV screen each time you press buttons on the front of the TV . You can still operate the TV with the remote control . You can still use the POWER button on the front of the TV , but only to turn off the TV ( not on ) . Set FPA Lock to Off to cancel this feature so you can use the buttons on the front of the TV again . Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu will automatically disappear within a few seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote control . 28
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You can preset sound mode that best suits your current programming among Personal , Picture Theater , Concert and Speech . Press MENU to see the main menu . Press CH + or CH - to highlight Sound . Press OK to enter the Sound submenu . Sound Mode Press CH + or CH - to highlight Sound Mode . Press VOL + or VOL - to select Personal , Theater , Concert , or Speech . Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu will automatically Sound Mode disappear within a few seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote control . 5 6 ° 8 ' You can choose a sound mode setting quickly by pressing the SOUND button on the remote control . 29
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You can adjust the low frequency ( Bass ) or high frequency ( Treble ) . You can also adjust Picture the Balance to increase the volume of the left and right sound channels . Press MENU to see the main menu . Press CH + or CH - to highlight Sound . Press OK to enter the Sound submenu . Press CH + or CH - to highlight Volume , Bass , Treble or Balance . Press VOL + or VOL - to adjust the Bass SO option . Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu will automatically disappear within a few seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote control . Treble SO Bass : Enhances the low frequency sounds . Treble : Enhances the high frequency sounds . Balance : Distributesthe sound betweenthe left and right speakersof the TV . 30
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When stereo signals are available , this function enhances the stereo spatial effect . Picture _ Sound Press MENU to see the main menu . Press CH + or CH - to highlight Sound . Press OK to enter the Sound submenu . Surround Off Press CH + or CH - repeatedly to highlight Surround . Press VOL + or VOL - to turn this option on or off . Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu will automatically Surround On disappear within a few seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote control .
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Multi - channel Sound ( MTS ) broadcasts CATV 6 MONO enhance TV viewing by bringing you programs with high fidelity stereo sound . MTS also MONO provides an extra channel called the Second STEREO SAP Audio Program ( SAP ) , which broadcasters can use to transmit a second language or for other purposes . Press MTS on the remote control to select STEREO , MONO , or SAP . All the options will be available only when the current TV channel is broadcasting that option . Channels will not always carry programs that have all the MTS options . If STEREO appears on the screen when you select a channel , stereo broadcasting is available with the current TV program . You can hear sound from the left and right speakers of the TV . If the broadcast is not strong or clear , stereo sound is not available . Press the MTS button to change to MONO . This should eliminate the noise . If MONO appears on the screen when you choose a channel , Stereo is not available . If SAP appears when you select a channel , Second Audio Program broadcasting is available for the current TV program . Press the MTS button to choose SAP and you may hear the program in a different language or some other audio . 32
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This feature enables you to store personal messages and can be used as a reminder . Press NOTEPAD to display the notebook screen . Press CAPS repeatedly to toggle the entry mode between uppercase or lowercase letters . Use number buttons to enter letters , numbers , or some special symbols . Press DEL ( ETE } to delete the unwanted text . Press INS ( ERT ) to select INS ( ERT } or OVR ( overwrite ) on the screen , then use number buttons to insert or overwrite the letter or number in the text . After finishing message inputting and editing , if you want to display the message when the TV is turned on , proceed with these steps : Press CH + / CH - and VOL + / VOL - to select _ . Press OK to turn ¢ h into _ , or vice versa . If you select this icon , the notebook window with the stored message will be displayed on the screen first when the TV is turned on . If you select this icon , the notebook window with the stored message will not be displayed on the screen when the TV is turned on . If you want to display the message at a specified time , select the icon _ and proceed with these steps : Press CH + / CH - and VOL + / VOL - to select _ OFR Press OK to turn OFF into AM 12 : 00 . 0 Press CH + or CH - to change the time in minutes . ( Press and hold CH + or CH - to change the time quickly in 10 minute increments . ) e . g . AM 7 : 30 , it means that the notebook window with stored message will be displayed on the screen automatically at AM 7 : 30 . If the TV is in standby mode , the message cannot be displayed . 1 ' t To save , press NOTEPAD to remove the notepad from the screen . Press NOTEPAD to make the notepad appear on the screen with the cursor back at the top left side of the screen . Press OK . " SAVING " appears on the screen . The Notebook screen disappears automatically . 33
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Calendar enables you to look up the date easily . Press CALENDAR to display the calendar . Press VOL + or VOL - to display a previous or future month , e . g . MAY . Press CH + or CH - to to display a previous or future year , e . g . 2004 . 4 Press MENU repeatedly to exit the menu or the menu will automatically disappear within a few seconds if no buttons are pressed on the remote control . 34
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Most problems you encounter with your TV can be corrected by consulting the following troubleshooting list . Note for U . & customers : If you prefer , we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service Representative who will visit your home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation . For details about this service , call 1 - 888 - 206 - 3359 . For additional assistance while using your RCA product , please visit www . rca . com / customersupport . TV Problems TV won't turn on • Make sure the TVis [ ) lugged in . • Checkthe wall receptacle ( or extension cord ] to make sure it is " live " by plugging in something else . • Something might be wrong with your remote control . Pressthe POWERbutton on the front of the TV . If the TVturns on , checkthe remote control . • The Child Lockmay beset . Go to page 28 for more information . Buttons don't work • The Child Lockmay beset . Go to page 28 for more information . TV turns off unexpectedly • Sleeptimer might have been activated . Go to page 22 for instructions . • Off - Timer might have been activated . Go to page 20 for instructions . • Electronic protection circuit may have been activated becauseof a power surge . If this happens frequently , the voltage in your house may be abnormally high or low . Blank screen • You may be on an inactive channel . Try another channel . No sound , picture okay • Maybe the sound is muted . Try pressingthe volume up button to restore sound . • If using S - Video remember to also connect the component's left and right audio output jacks to the TV'sAUDIOjacks . Can't select certain channel • Channel may be blocked or not approved through Parental Controls . • If using aVCR , checkto make sure the TV / VCRbutton on the VCRis in the correct mode ( pressthe TV / VCRbutton on your VCR ) . Noisy stereo reception • May be a weak station . PressMTS on the remote and choose Mono ( instructions on page 32 ) . No picture , no sound butTV is on • Maybe the signal type is set wrong . Go to the INPUTbutton description on page 9 . Sound okay , picture poor • Check antenna connections . Make sure all of the cablesare firmly connected to the jacks . • Try adjusting sharpnessto improve weak signals . Go to page 16 for more instructions . Black box appears on the screen • Closedcaption might be on . Check CCin the Preferences menu . Go to page 21 for more instructions . The Remote Control Doesn't Work • Something might be between the remote and the remote sensoron the component . Make sure there is a clear path . • Maybe batteries in the remote are weak , dead or installed incorrectly . Put new batteries in the remote . Problems with Parental Controls The rating limits don't work • You must activate the settings . Go to the MAIN MENU ( pressMENU on your remote ) , select Par . ( Parental ) Control in the Preferences menu . Enteryour passwordand turn on Master Enable ( Goto page 27 for instructions ) . I don't remember my password and I want to unlock theTV • If you forget your passwordyou ( ' an reset it . Simultaneously pressthe VOL + on the remote and the CH + button on the front of the TV . The display will appear for you to enter your new password . The Parental Controls won't let me watch a program even though it's not rated as violent . • Maybe the movie was given an NR ( Not Rated ) status . Check to seeif BLOCKNO BATINGis turned on in the Par . ( Parental ) Control menu . Go to page 25 for more instructions . 35
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CAUTION : Turn OFF your TV before cleaning . You can clean the TV as required , using a soft lint - free cloth . Be sure to occasionally dust the ventilation slots in the cabinet to help assure adequate ventilation . The TV's screen may be cleaned with a soft , lint - free cloth as well . Take care not to scratch or mar the screen . If necessary , you may use a cloth dampened with warm water . Never use strong cleaning agents , such as ammonia - based cleaners , or abrasive powder . These types of cleaners will damage the TV . While cleaning do not spray liquid directly on the screen , or allow liquid to run down the screen and inside the TV . Also , never place drinks or vases with water on top of the TV . This could increase the risk of fire or shock hazard or damage to the TV . Caution : Using video games or any external accessory with fixed images for extended periods of time can cause them to be permanently imprinted on the picture tube ( or projection TV picture tubes ) . ALSO , some networWprogram Iogos , phone numbers , etc . may cause similar damage . This damage is not covered by your warranty . Lim ited Wa rranty What your warranty covers : • Defects in materials or workmanship . For how long after your purchase : • 90 days from date of purchase for labor charges . • One year from date of purchase for parts . • Two years from date of purchase for the picture tubes . The warranW period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm , whichever comes first . What we will do : • Pay any Authorized RCA Television Service Center the labor charges to repair your television . • Pay any Authorized BCA Television Service Center for the new or , at our option , refurbished replacement parts and picture tubes required to repair your television . How you get service : • For screen sizes of 26 " and smaller : Take your BCA television to any Authorized BCA Television Service Center and pick up when repairs are complete . • For screen sizes larger than 26 " : Bequest home or pick up , repair , and return service from any Authorized RCA Television Service Center , provided that your television is located within the geographic territory covered by an Authorized BCA Television Service Center . If not , you must take your television to the Service Center location at your own expense , or pay for the cost the Service Center may charge to transport your television to and from your home . • To identify your nearest Authorized BCA Television Service Center , ask your dealer , visit www . rea . com , look in the Yellow Pages , or call 1 - 800 - 336 - 1900 . • Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the product is within the warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service . For rental firms , proof of first rental is also required . What your warranty does not cover : • Customer instruction . ( Your Owner's Manual describes how to install , adjust , and operate your television . Any additional information should be obtained from your dealer ) . • Installation and related adjustments . • Signal reception problems not caused by your television . • Damage from misuse or neglect . • Batteries . 36
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• Customer replacement fuses . • Damage from images burnt onto the screen . • A television that has been modified or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional or other commercial purposes . • A television purchased or serviced outside the U . S . A . • Acts of nature , such as but not limited to lightning damage . Product registration : • Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your TV . It will make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessan / . The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage . Limitation of Warranty : • THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT . ALL OTHER WARRANTIES , EXPRESSOR IMPLIED { INCLUDIN6 ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ] ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED . NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION 61VEN BY UE TECHNOLO6Y , INC . , ITS A6ENTS OR EMPLOYEESSHALL CREATEA 6UARANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPEOF THIS WARRANTY . • REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER . UE TECHNOLO6Y , INC . SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEOUENTIAL DAMA6ES RESULTIN6 FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR ARISIN6 OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESSOR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT . THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY ARE 60VERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA . EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW , ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FORA PARTICULAR PURPOSEON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE . How state law relates to this warranty : • Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of incidental or consequential damages , or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts , so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you . • This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you also may have other rights that van / from state to state . If you purchased your television outside the United States : • This warranty does not apply . Contact your dealer for warranty information . Service calls which do not involve defective materials or workmanship are not covered by this warranty . Costs of such service calls are the sole responsibility of the purchaser . 37
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Visit the RCA website at www . rca . com Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton . This will only add delays in service for your product . TTE Technology , Inc . 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis , IN 46290 © 2004 TTE Technology , Inc . RCA and associated marks are trademarks of THOMSON S . A . used under license to TCL - Thomson Electronics ( TTE ) . Printed in USA TOCOM 1641309D
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