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VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 1 www.VIZIO.com Dear VIZIO Customer, Congratulations on your new VIZIO VO37LFHDTV20A television purchase. Thank you for your support. For maxi mum benefit of your set, please read these instru ctions before making any adjustments, and retain them for future reference.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 2 www.VIZIO.com Important Safety Instructions Your HDTV is designed and manufactured to operate w ithin defined design limits, and misuse may result in electric shock or fire. To prevent your HDTV from being damaged, the following rules should be observ ed for the installation, use, and maintenance of your HDTV.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 3 www.VIZIO.com ! Do not overload power stri ps and extension cords. Ov erloading can result in fire or elect ric shock. ! The wall socket should be i nstalled near your HDTV and easily accessible.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 4 www.VIZIO.com Television Antenna Connection Protection External Television Antenna Grounding If an outside antenna/satellite dish or cable system is to be connected to the TV, make sure that the antenna or cable system is electrically grounded to provide some protection against voltage surges and static charges.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 5 www.VIZIO.com Advisory of the DTV Transi tion The nationwide switch to digital television broadcas ting will be complete on June 12, 2009, but your local television stations may switch sooner.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 6 www.VIZIO.com Table of Contents Important Safety Instructions......................................... ......................... ......................... ....... ................... 2 Television Antenna Connection Pr otection .
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 7 www.VIZIO.com Picture Menu ........................ ......................... ......................... ......................... ................ ........................ 35 Picture Mode .
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 8 www.VIZIO.com Opening the Pack age Your HDTV and its accompanying accessories are carefully packed in a cardboard carton that has been designed to protect it from transportation damage.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 9 www.VIZIO.com TV Setup and Stand Assem bly Note: We strongly recommend that two people perform the setup and assembly due to th e weight and size of the TV. To unpack the TV and stand base: 1.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 10 www.VIZIO.com Setting Up Your HD TV ! Read this user manual carefully before in stalling your HDTV. ! The power consumption of your HDTV is about 103W (AVG). Use the included p ower cord. When an extension cord is required, use o ne with the corre ct power rating.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 11 www.VIZIO.com Chapter 1 Basic Cont r ols and Connect ions Front Panel POWER ‘VIZIO’ LIGHT – The VIZIO name lights white when powered on and orange when powered off. REMOTE CONTROL SENSOR – Point the remote control directly at this window for the best response to the remote signal.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 12 www.VIZIO.com Rear Panel Connections 1. SERVICE – This custom communication port is for factory service only. Use of this input for an y purpose other than factory authorized service will void the manufacturer’s w arranty of this equipment.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 13 www.VIZIO.com R i g h t - S i d e P a n e l C o n n e c t i o n 1. HEADPHONE – Connect your headphone he re for personalized listening without disturbing others. 2. AV2 – Connect the secondary source for composite video devices, such as a VCR or video game.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 14 www.VIZIO.com VIZIO Remote Control GUIDE – This button displays program information. Press this button once when in TV mode and the information of the program being viewed is shown.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 15 www.VIZIO.com Insertion of Batteries in the Remote Control Insert two AA batteries into the remote control. Make sure that you match the (+) and (-) symbols on the batteries with the (+) and (-) symbols in side the battery compartment.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 16 www.VIZIO.com Chapter 2 Connecting Equipment Which Video Connection Should I Use? The VIZIO HDTV has six different ways to connect your video equipment from a basic connection to the most advanced for digital displays.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 17 www.VIZIO.com SET TOP BO X Connecting Your Cable or Satellite Box You have four options for connecting your cable or satellite box to your HDTV: HDMI, Component, Composite, or Coax (RF).
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 18 www.VIZIO.com SET TOP BO X SET TOP BO X HDMI Connections for Cable or Satellite Boxes with DVI 1. Turn off the power to the HDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box. 2. Using a HDMI-DVI cable, connect the DVI end to your HDTV Set-Top Box and the HDMI end to the HDMI 2 input at the rear of the HDTV.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 19 www.VIZIO.com Using S-Video (Better) 1. Turn off your HDTV and set-top box. 2. Connect the S-VIDEO cable from your set-top box to the S-VIDEO jack on the back of your HDTV. 3. Connect the audio cables (white and red) on your set -top box to the corresponding L and R AUDIO jacks on the back o f your HDTV.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 20 www.VIZIO.com CABLE BO X Connecting Coaxial (RF) Using Your Antenna or Digital Cable for Standard TV or Digital TV) 1. Turn off the power to the HDTV. 2. Connect the coaxial (RF) connector from your antenna o r cable to the DTV/TV CABLE/ANTENNA connector at the re ar of the HDTV 3.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 21 www.VIZIO.com CD DVD CD DVD Connecting Your DVD Player You have several options for connecting your DVD player to your HDTV: HDMI, Component, S-Video and Composite (AV) inputs. Based on your home theater configuration, you can decide which option is t he right one for you.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 22 www.VIZIO.com CD DVD CD DVD Using Component Video (Better) 1. Turn off the power to the HDTV and DV D player. 2. Connect the component cable (green, blue, and red) from your DVD player to an available set of COMPONENT 1 jacks on the ba ck or side.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 23 www.VIZIO.com Using Composite (AV) Video (Good) 1. Turn off the power to the HDTV and DVD player. 2. Connect the Video cable (yellow) from your DVD player to the S-VIDEO/AV1 jack on the back of your HDTV.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 24 www.VIZIO.com STEREO SYSTEM Connecting an External R eceiver/Amp 1. Turn off the power to the HDTV and Receiver/Amp. 2. Using an audio cable (white and red connectors), connect the cable to the audio input connectors on the Receiver/Amp and conne ct the other end to the AUDIO OUT au dio connectors at the rear of the HDTV.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 25 www.VIZIO.com COMPUTER Connecting a Compu ter 1. Turn off the power to the HDTV and Co mputer. 2. Connect the VGA cable from your computer to the RGB PC jack on the back of your HDTV.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 26 www.VIZIO.com Preset PC Resolutions If connecting to a PC through the RGB PC input, set the TV timing mode to VESA 1920x1080 at 60Hz for better picture quality (refer to the graphic card’s user guide for qu estions on how to set this timi ng mode).
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 27 www.VIZIO.com Chapter 3 Using your HDTV the first time Setup Wizard 1. Connecting the Power Cable Connect the power cord to the power cord connector on the back of the HDTV, and then plug the power cord into an AC wall socket.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 28 www.VIZIO.com Note: At this point, if a Set-Top Box fro m your Local Cabl e or Satellite Service Company or other equipment is been used; please pre ss the key on the remote control and select Skip Scan .
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 29 www.VIZIO.com Select Input Source Select the Input Source for the HDTV by pressi ng the INPUT button on the remote control. Pressing this button will cycle you through the following options: TV, AV1/S-VIDEO, AV2, Component1, Component2, RGB, HDMI 1, HDMI2, and HDMI3.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 30 www.VIZIO.com Fine Tuning the picture 1. Press the button to bring up the Menu display. Use the # or ! buttons to scroll to the Advanced Video option. 2. Press the ! button to select it. 3.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 31 www.VIZIO.com Watching a TV Program Before you start watching TV, please make sure that any cable, satellite or off-air antenna connections are secure. Also, verify that the power cord is plugged into a correctly grounded electrical outlet or surge protector.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 32 www.VIZIO.com Adjusting Basic HD TV Settings Volume To adjust the volume, press and hold the VOL # or " button on the remote control or on side of HDTV until the desired level is reached.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 33 www.VIZIO.com Program Informa tion When watching a digital TV program, the On Screen Display will function a s follows: ! When a channel is selected, an informat ion header is shown over the pictu re for a few seconds.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 34 www.VIZIO.com Chapter 4 Advanced Adjustment of HDTV U s i n g t h e O n S c r e e n D i s p l a y ( O S D ) The remote control or the control buttons on the right hand side of the TV can control all the function settings.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 35 www.VIZIO.com Picture Menu 1. Press the button on the remote control and the Picture OSD a ppears. 2. Press # or " on the remote control to select a Picture menu op tion.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 36 www.VIZIO.com Advanced Video Press the " button to select Advanced Video, then press the ! button. A new menu will be displayed showing the advanced functions availabl e for fine tuning of the picture.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 37 www.VIZIO.com Audio Menu 1. Press the button on the remote control and the Picture menu will be shown on the scre en. 2. Press ! on the remote control to display the Audio Adjust menu.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 38 www.VIZIO.com Analog Audio Out This option s ets the vo lume control properties when using the RCA (white and red) connectors as audio line out to connect a Receiver/Amplifier/Home Theater system.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 39 www.VIZIO.com T V M e n u When you first turned on your HDTV you set up your TV for DTV / TV channels using the Initial Setup screens. If you did not do this or if your setup has changed, you can do this from the TV menu.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 40 www.VIZIO.com Time Zone Setting the correct Time Zone for your area will ensure that the correct program times are shown after pressing the GUIDE button on the remote control. Daylight Saving Setting the daylight saving time for your area will ensure that the correct program times are shown after pressing the GUIDE button on the remote control.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 41 www.VIZIO.com Input Naming This feature helps you identify the input being watched. You can use up to 8 characters; either letters or numbers or combinations of both, to add a name that will make it easier for you to recogni ze the input.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 42 www.VIZIO.com H/V Position To select the options in the H/V Position sub-menu, press the " button. A new menu will be displayed showing the following H/V Position settings: H-Position Adjust the horizontal position of the pict ure.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 43 www.VIZIO.com US TV Rating Press the $ II button to block (locked) or allow (unlocked) channels by the following US TV ratings: Y – All children Y7 – Older children G – General audience PG – Guidance suggested 14 – Strongly cautioned MA – Mature audience You can also customize the TV ratings for the following content: A – All sub-ratings D – Sexual dialog L – Adult language S – Sexual situations V - Violence FV – Fantasy violence US Movie Rating Note: When Rating Enable is OFF, US Movie Rating adjustments are not available.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 44 www.VIZIO.com Canadian French Rating Note: When Rating Enable is OFF, Canadian French Rating adjustment s are not available. Press the ! II button to block (locked) o r allow (unlocked ) channels by the following Canadian French ratings: G – General audience 8 ans+ – General – not recommended for young child ren 13 ans+ – Not suitable for children unde r 13 years of age 16 ans+ – Not suitable for under 16 years of age 18 ans+ – Adults only DTV Rating This option updates the TV or Movie rating table for digital programs in your local or regional area.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 45 www.VIZIO.com Understanding Viewing Features Your HDTV features the following viewing modes. You can switch viewing modes using the remote control, please follow the instructions on page 32.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 46 www.VIZIO.com Chapter 5 Maint enance and T r oubleshoot ing Maintenance Important 1. Make sure that the power cabl e is removed from the socket before cleani ng the TV. 2. Do not use volatile solvent (such as toluene, rosin and alcohol) to clean the TV.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 47 www.VIZIO.com Troubleshooting Gu ide If the TV fails or the performance changes dramatically, check the display in accordance with the following instructions. Remember to check the peripherals to pinpoint the source of the failure.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 48 www.VIZIO.com General TV Problems Solution ! Standard, analog TV w ill always be not iceably inferior to HD because your digital flat panel TV has video that is many times better than old TV so you will see interference and deficiencies you did not kno w you had.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 49 www.VIZIO.com General TV Problems Solution ! Best image qualit y will be achieved by HDMI. The next best is Component, followed by Composite. ! Due to var iances in broadcast practices, it is possible some image distortions can occur.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 50 www.VIZIO.com Compliance Caution: Always use a power cable that is properly grounded. Please use the AC cords listed below for each area. USA UL Canada CSA Germany VDE UK BASE/BS Japan Electric Appliance Control Act FCC Class B Radio Interference Statement NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits fo r a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 51 www.VIZIO.com Chapter 6 Miscellaneous Information Specif icat ions Specifications Panel 37” Diagonal, 16:9 Aspect Ratio Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels Pixel (Dot) Pitch 0.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 52 www.VIZIO.com Power Input IEC Connector for di rect power line connectio n Voltage Range 120 Vac at 50/60 Hz Power Consumption 103W (average) , <0.38W standby Environmental Conditions Operating Temperature: 5°C~35°C, Relati ve Humidity: 20~80%, Altitude: 0~14,000 ft Non-Operating Temperature: -20°C~60°C, Relative Humidity: 10~90%, Altitude: 0~40,000 ft Dimensions 36.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 53 www.VIZIO.com Li m i ted P ro d u c t Wa rr a n t y VIZIO provides a “ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY” against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship to the original purchaser of a new VIZIO display purchased from an authorized VIZIO U.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 54 www.VIZIO.com limited warranty. Installation, removal, transportation and reinstallation of a display, and routine maintenance and cleaning, are not covered by this limited warranty. THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED OR DESCRIBED ABOVE.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 55 www.VIZIO.com customer will be provided with an on-site repair authorization number and on-site repair instructions. The determination for performing the on-site repair may be dependent up on the manufacturing defect and is at VIZIO's option and sole discretion.
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual 56 www.VIZIO.com Index Accessories ................................................................ 8 Adjustments Volume ................................................................. 11 Advanced Adjust ments .
VIZIO VO37L FHDTV20A User Manual Version 3/30/2009 57 www.VIZIO.com Stereo Connecting ........................................................... 24 S-Video .................................................................... 16 Technical Su pport .
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