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    Contents 1 English Y our remote contr ol 2 Preparation 3-4 T o use the menus and the men u system 4 Select the menu language 5 Store TV channels Automatic installation 6 Manual installation 6 Give name 7 Reshuffle the programme list 7 Select Fa vourite TV channels 7 Select TV setup 8-11 Installation Operation Use of the remote contr ol 12-14 K e ys[...]

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    2 M h a SMART ACTIVE CONTROL SMART 2 13 5 46 8 79 0 B w ® Ò ‡π † æ b Ï i Mq a SÌ b TV MOVIE SPORT CHILD NEWS OTHER VCR DVD SAT TAPE CD OK MENU TUNER CDR SMART SMART PICTURE SOUND ¬ V P 0 ◊ Ufih o œ pπ ® Q q c INSTANT ZOOM Y our remote contr ol Smart Controls M Smart sound p. 14 h Active contr ol p. 14 a Smart picture p. 14 U Time d[...]

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    3 Pr eparation & Place the receiv er box wher ever y ou want, but mak e sure that air can circulate fr eely thr ough the ventilation slots. Do not install the r eceiver box in a confined space such as a book case or a similar unit. T o pr event an y unsafe situations, no nak ed flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on or in t[...]

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    4 Pr eparation T o use the menus and the menu system Attention: point the remote control to the indicator of the monitor. & Press the MENU Ï k ey on the r emote control to summon the main men u. Which items appear in the main menu depends on the peripherals connected. In case of an EasyLink VCR the menu item VCR is pr esent, see p . 28. In cas[...]

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    5 Installation & Press the MENU Ï ke y on the remote contr ol. When you tur n on your TV for the fir st time and no channels are stored so far , the TV displays a menu near ly identical to the Install menu, but disconnected from the rest of the menu system. This menu also has an additional item exit with which the menu can be dismissed. The me[...]

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    6 Installation Automatic installation Install Start Install Manual installation Install Selection mode System Programme Search Fine tune Store Y ou can now sear ch for and store the TV channels in two diff erent wa ys: using Automatic Installation or Manual Installation (tuning-in channel by channel). Select your choice with the cursor right. After[...]

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    7 Installation Give name It is possible to change the name stored in the memory or to assign a name to a TV channel for which a name has not yet been enter ed. A name with up to 5 letters or numbers can be giv en to the programme numbers 0 to 99. For example SUPER, BBC1,... Befor e programme number 0 y ou can also enter a name for the peripherals t[...]

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    8 Installation 8 The Setup menu allows y ou to adjust initial settings, i.e. those which are not related to the installation of the TV channels. The Setup menu contains items that contr ol the settings of the TV ’ s functions, featur es, ser vices and peripherals you ma y ha ve connected. General This menu allows y ou to change various settings t[...]

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    9 Installation Multipip format Multipip format allows y ou to view multiple channels or sour ces at one time , hearing audio from the main scr een through the speak ers. In this menu y ou can select which format you pr efer to see in Multipip: PIP 3, PIP 8 or PIP 12, refer ring to the number of PIP screens being displa y ed pressing the fi k ey on[...]

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    10 Installation 10 Pro gramme title & Select Pro gramme title with the cursor down. é Press the cursor right to select Pr ogramme title Y es or No . When selected Ye s , after the selection of a TV programme or after pr essing the i k ey on the remote contr ol, a TV channel which broadcasts teletext ma y transmit the name of the TV channel or [...]

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    11 Installation Sour ce This menu allows y ou to select the peripheral you connected to one of the external inputs. & Select Source with the cursor right. é Press the cursor do wn to select one of the external inputs. “ Press the cursor right to enter the list of types of peripherals attached to the selected input. ‘ Select the peripheral [...]

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    12 Use of the r emote control M h a SMART ACTIVE CONTROL SMART PICTURE SOUND 2 13 5 46 8 79 0 B w ® Ò ‡π † æ b Ï i TV VCR DVD SAT TAPE CD TUNER CDR ¬ V P 0 ◊ S bÌ MOVIE SPORT CHILD NEWS OTHER OK MENU V V olume Press + or - to adjust the v olume. ¬ Sound Mute T emporarily inter rupt the sound or r estor e it. P Pro gramme selection T o[...]

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    13 Use of the r emote control U Q ®q c fih INSTANT ZOOM 2 13 5 46 8 79 0 B w ® Ò ‡π † æ b Ï i TV VCR DVD SAT TAPE CD TUNER CDR ¬ V P 0 ◊ SÌ MOVIE SPORT CHILD NEWS OTHER OK MENU 0 U Time displa y on/off The time is displa yed on the scr een. fi Multipip Press fi to turn on/off Multipip. The Multipip format that launches on the k ey [...]

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    14 Use of the r emote control 2 13 5 46 8 79 0 i0 h SMART SMART ACTIVE CONTROL h Ma h Active Contr ol Active Contr ol is a pro-activ e and automatic system. The TV continuously measures and corr ects all incoming signals in order to pro vide the best picture possible. According to the monitor connected (with or without an Ambient Light Sensor which[...]

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    15 Use of the menus TV menu Press the MENU Ï k ey on the r emote control to summon the main men u. Note: When the main menu is accessed from the keypad in front of the TV receiver box, it has an additional Exit item, which lets you dismiss the menu. W ar ning: The main menu is completely different when a VGA source is displayed. See p. 31. Picture[...]

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    16 Use of the menus 16 Colour enhancement When activated, this featur e automatically controls gr een enhancement and blue stretch. It makes the colours more vivid. Select On or Off in order to activate/de-activate Colour Enhancement with the cursor right. Hue (only available when a NTSC peripheral is connected) This control allo ws you to adjust t[...]

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    17 Use of the menus Headphone volume This control allo ws you to adjust the v olume level of the headphone. Surr ound mode Only selectable with a Cinema Link configur ation. See separate booklet supplied. Dependent on the Cinema Link configuration and the sound signal broadcasted, select one of the Surround modes. Dual I-II (Only available with dua[...]

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    18 Use of the menus Featur es Programme Sleeptimer Subtitle Child lock On timer Lock Custom lock Unlock Lock after Programme lock TV 18 F eatures men u Select the menu items in the Featur es menu with the cursor up/down and adjust the settings with the cursor left/right. Pro gramme list This list will displa y all the stored TV channels. Select a p[...]

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    19 Use of the menus On timer With the On timer function you can mak e your TV automatically s witch to a specific programme n umber from standby or s witch over to a diff erent programme n umber at a specific time . Note: Y our TV receiver bo x and your monitor should not be powered off with the B power key . & Select On timer with the cursor d[...]

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    20 Dual scr een/PIP 20 20 Press the b k ey to turn on or off Dual scr een or PIP , according to the format selection made in the Dual scr een format list in the General menu. See Setup , General, p. 8. Audio from the main scr een (the left screen in Dual scr een and the full size screen in PIP) pla ys to the speak ers; Audio from the right scr een [...]

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    21 Multipip PIP 12 In the Setup menu, General, p . 9 y ou selected which Multipip format you pref er to see . & Press the fi k ey on the r emote control to toggle the selected Multipip format On or Off . The main screen displa ys the channel or sour ce tuned before Multipip was activated and the highlight is on the main screen. é Press the cu[...]

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    22 T elete xt Guide 22 22 TV channels which broadcast teletext also transmit a page with the programme guide of the da y . If the displa yed teletext pr ogramme guide page satisfies the Video Programming via T eletext (VPT) requirements, it will be possible to record, remind, watch or lock programmes. & Press the æ key . é Select a TV channel[...]

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    23 T elete xt Guide Basic functions The functions Revie w , Record, Remind, W atch and Lock can be activated (if a vailable) with the corresponding colour k eys on the r emote control. Mov e the cursor over the selection ball and select a pr ogramme with the cursor up/down. Record, Remind or Lock & Press the r ed colour ke y to activate Record [...]

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    24 T elete xt Guide 24 24 Video recor der restrictions with T eletext Guide The Record item and the automatic r ecording will only be pr esent and possible if your video r ecorder is equipped with the T eletext guide function. Y our video recor der should be connected to EXTERNAL 2 . See Connect Peripheral Equipment, p. 28. The daily and w eekly op[...]

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    25 T elete xt Most TV channels broadcast information via teletext. Depending on the TV channel, teletext is transmitted in different systems. The colours used in the bottom line of the teletext page corr espond with the colour k eys of your r emote control. Switch T eletext on and off Press b to switch the teletext on or off. The main index page ap[...]

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    26 T elete xt 26 26 Select subpag es When a selected teletext page consists of differ ent subpages, one of the subpages appears on the scr een. Press the cursor right to highlight the subpagen umber . Press the cursor up/do wn to select the next or previous subpage or enter the subpagenumber with the digit k eys. Special teletext functions Hold Pre[...]

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    27 T elete xt Re veal Rev eals/conceals hidden information on a page, such as solutions to riddles and puzzles. Press the OK k ey to activate. Press OK again to return to the T eletext menu. Cycle subpag es Mak es the subpages cycle automatically . Press the OK k ey to activate. Timed pag e T o displa y a specific page at a certain time . & Pre[...]

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    28 Connect P eripheral Equipment Connect P eripheral Equipment There is a wide range of audio and video equipment that can be connected to your r eceiver . The following connection diagrams show y ou how to connect them to the back or the front side of the r eceiver . Note: in case of the monitor in a stand alone situation without the receiver box [...]

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    29 Connect P eripheral Equipment With euroconnector Connect your D VD play er with a eurocable to one of the eur oconnectors EXTERNAL 1 or 2 . With Component Video Output Connectors (EXTERNAL 5) & Connect the three separate component video cables to the D VD play er ’ s Y , U (Pb) and V (Pr) jacks and to the Y , Pb and Pr jacks on the receive[...]

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    30 Connect P eripheral Equipment & Connect the audio cable to the multi channel Surr ound receiv er and to AUDIO OUT L and R at the back of your TV receiv er box 1 . é If you want the loudspeak ers of your monitor to act as centr e speak er , also connect an audiocable to the multi channel Surr ound receiv er and to the SURROUND SOUND CENTRE I[...]

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    31 Connect P eripheral Equipment Equipment connected with an aerial cable only : Select the programme n umber under which you ha ve stor ed the test signal with the digit k eys. Equipment connected to a euroconnector , to the V GA MONIT OR IN connector or to the front side of the r eceiver bo x Press the w k ey r epeatedly to select EXT1 , EXT2, EX[...]

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    32 Remote Contr ol functions for peripherals The video recor der can be operated via the VCR menu on scr een. & Press the MENU Ï k ey on the r emote control. é Select the VCR menu with the cursor up/down. “ Press the cursor left/right, up/down to select one of the VCR functions: Rwd re wind, Pla y pla y back: scan at Slo w , Min , Med , Max[...]

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    33 Remote Contr ol functions for peripherals D VD keys Press one of the f ollowing ke ys after you ha ve pr essed the DV D key . Ï to switch the D VD menu on or off DV D to select a D VD cha pter b to select a D VD title æ to select your choice of subtitle language Ò for sear ch backward ‡ for stop π for pla y † for sear ch forward ® for p[...]

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    34 Record T o r ecord S-VHS quality , connect an S-VHS peripheral directly to the video recor der . Record a TV pr ogramme & Select the programme n umber on your video r ecorder . é Set your video r ecorder to r ecord. See the handbook for y our video recorder . Switching programme numbers on your TV does not disturb recording ! Record a pr og[...]

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    35 Tips & Index P oor Picture • Ha ve you selected the cor rect TV system? • Is your monitor or house aerial located too close to loudspeak ers, non-earthed audio equipment or neon lights, etc.? • Mountains or high buildings can cause double pictures or ghost images. Sometimes you can impr ove the pictur e quality by changing the dir ecti[...]

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    36 Glossar y Automatic Channel Installation (ACI ) Automatically installs all TV channels in the same order as offer ed by y our cable company , pr ovided of course that the data is transmitted. It also automatically includes programme n umber and programme name. With A CI, channel installation is fully automatic, simple and fast. Child Lock Featur[...]