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VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 1 www.VIZIO.com TM ® Dear VIZIO Customer, Congratulations on your new VIZIO VO370M/VO420E television purchase. Thank you for your support. For maximum benefit of your set, please read these instru ctions before making any adjustments, and retain them for future reference.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 2 www.VIZIO.com Important Safety Instructions Your FHDTV is designed and manufactured to operate within defined desi gn limits, and misuse may result in electric shock or fire. To prevent your FHDTV from being damaged, th e follow ing rules should be observed for the installation, use, and maintenance of your FHDTV.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 3 www.VIZIO.com ! The wall socket should be installed nea r your FHDTV and easily acce ssible. ! Only power of the marked voltage can be us ed for your FHDTV. Any other voltage than the specified voltage may cause fire or ele ctric shock ! Do not touch the power cord during light ning.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E 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 ele ctrically grounded to provide some protection against voltage surge s and static charges.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 5 www.VIZIO.com Table of Contents Chapter 1 Basic Contro ls and Connections.......................................................... 10 Front Panel ......................................
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 6 www.VIZIO.com Video Input Par ental Control ........................................................................................................................................ 53 PC Input Pictur e Adjustment .
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 7 www.VIZIO.com Opening the Pack age Your FHDTV and its accompanying accessories are carefully packed in a cardboard carton that has been designed to prote ct it from transportation damage.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 8 www.VIZIO.com TV Setup and Stand Assembly Note: We strongly recommend that two people perform the setup and assembly due to the weight and size of the TV. To unpack the TV and stand base: 1.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 9 www.VIZIO.com Setting Up Your FHDTV ! Read this user manual carefully before in stalling your FHDTV. ! The power consumption of your FHDTV is about 124W for model VO370M and about 137W for model VO420E.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 10 www.VIZIO.com Chapter 1 Basic Controls and Connections Front Panel POWER ‘VIZIO’ LIGHT – The VIZIO name lights white when powered on and orange when powered off. REMOTE CONT ROL SENSOR – This is the window through which all of the remote control signals pass to the sensor.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 11 www.VIZIO.com Rear Panel Connections No. Connection Description 1 HDMI 1 Plug an HDMI device into this port 2 RGB PC Connect the video and audio from a computer here.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 12 www.VIZIO.com Right-Side Panel Connection # Button Description 1 AV2 Connect the secondary source for composite video devices, such as a VCR or video game.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 13 www.VIZIO.com VOL CH MUTE LAST 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 INPUT 0 _ MENU GUIDE T V A V C O MP H D M I VIZIO Remote Control GUIDE – This button displays program informatio n. POWER ( ) – Press this button to turn the TV on from the Standby mode.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 14 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 inside the battery compartment.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 15 www.VIZIO.com Chapter 2 Connecting Equipment Which Video Connection Should I Use? The VIZIO FHDTV has six different ways to connect your video equipment from a basic connection to the most advanced for digital displays.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 16 www.VIZIO.com SET TOP BO X Connecting Your Cable o r Satellite Box You have fo ur options for connecting your cable or satellite box to your FHDTV: HDMI, Component, Composite, or Coax (RF).
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 17 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 FHDTV and FHDTV Set-Top Box. 2. Using a HDMI-DVI cable, connect the DVI end to your FHDTV Set-Top Box and the HDMI end to the HDMI 2 input (white color ar ea) at the rear of the FHDTV.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 18 www.VIZIO.com SET TOP BO X SET TOP BO X SET TOP BO X Using S-Video (Better) 1. Turn off your FHDTV 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 FHDTV.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 19 www.VIZIO.com CABLE BO X VCR C o n n e c t i n g C oa x i a l ( R F ) Using Your Antenna or Digital Cable for Standard TV or DTV 1. Turn off the power to the FHDTV. 2. Connect the coaxial (RF) connector from your antenna or cable to the DTV/TV CABLE/ANTENNA connector at the re ar of the FHDTV 3.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 20 www.VIZIO.com CD DVD CD DVD Connecting Your DVD Player You have several options for connecting your DVD player to your FHDTV – HDMI, Component, S-Video and Composite (AV) inputs. Based on your home theater configuration, you can decide which option is the right one for you.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 21 www.VIZIO.com CD DVD CD DVD Using Component Video (Better): 1. Turn off the power to the FHDTV and DVD player. 2. Connect the component cable (green, blue, and red) from your DVD player to an available set of COMPONENT jacks on the back or side of your FHDTV.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 22 www.VIZIO.com CD DVD VCR Using Composite (AV) Video (Good): 1. Turn off the power to the FHDTV and DVD player. 2. Connect the Video cable (yellow) from your DVD player to the AV 1/S-VIDEO jack on the back of your FHDTV.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 23 www.VIZIO.com STEREO SYSTEM Connecting an exte rnal Receiver/Amp 1. Turn off the power to the FHDTV 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 connect the other end to the AUDIO OUT (white a rea) audio connectors at the rear of the FHDTV.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 24 www.VIZIO.com COMPUTER Connecting a PC Computer 1. Turn off the power to the FHDTV and PC Com puter. 2. Connect the VGA cable from your computer to the RGB PC jack on the back of your FHDTV. 3. Connect the 1/8-inch audio cable from your computer to the RGB PC Audio jack on the back of your FHDTV.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 25 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 best picture quality (refer to the graphic card’s user guide for questions on how to set this timing mode).
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 26 www.VIZIO.com Chapter 3 Using your FHDTV the first time 1. Connecting the Power Cable Connect the power cord to the power cord connector on the back of the FHDTV, and then plug the power cord into an AC wall socket.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 27 www.VIZIO.com If Retail Mode is selected by mistake; the next option will allow you to switch your selection back to Home Mode . Press the MENU button on the remote to go to the next screen.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 28 www.VIZIO.com Note: If you select Skip Scan, next time that you deci de to complete this procedure; you will need to select the TV as input (through the Input key) and then go through the Menu option to select the Tuner setup to get the option of scanning the channels again.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 29 www.VIZIO.com Select Input Source Select the Input Source for the FHDTV by pressing th e INPUT button on the side of the TV or using 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, HDMI 2 and HDMI 3.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 30 www.VIZIO.com Fine Tuning the picture 1. Press the MENU key to bring up the Menu display. Use the ! or v button to scroll to the Advanced Video option. 2. Press the # button to select it. 3.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 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 VO370M/VO420E User Manual 32 www.VIZIO.com VOL CH MUTE LAST 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 INPUT 0 _ MENU GUIDE TV A V CO M P HD M I Adjusting Basic FHDTV Settings Volume To adjust the volume, press and hold the VOL+ or VOL- button on the side of the FHDTV or remote control until the desired level is reached.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 33 www.VIZIO.com Chapter 4 Advanced Adjustment of FHDTV Using the On Screen Dis play (OSD) The remote control or the control buttons on the right hand side of the TV can control all the function settings.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 34 www.VIZIO.com DTV / TV Input Picture Adjustment Picture Mode When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen Display (OSD) appears for PICTURE adjustment. Press the " button to highlight the Picture mode sel ection.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 35 www.VIZIO.com Contrast Press the " button to highlight the Contrast selection. Use the $ or # button to adjust the level. The Contrast adjusts the white levels in t he picture. If the contrast is too low the picture will look washed out and if the contrast is too high you will not be able to see any detail in the bright parts of a picture.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 36 www.VIZIO.com Advanced Video Features Press the " button to highlight the option for Advanced Video selection and press either the # button to select it. A new menu will be displayed showing the advanced functions available for fin e tuning of the picture.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 37 www.VIZIO.com Film Mode Press the " button to highlight the option for Film Mo de selection. Use the $ or # button to choose Auto or Off. When set to Auto, the TV will detect the cadence (for example at 24 frames/second for film, or normal video at 60 fps).
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 38 www.VIZIO.com DTV / TV Input Audio Adjust ment Audio Mode When the ME NU button is pressed, the On Screen Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE adjustment display. Press the " button to display AUDIO MODE secletio n.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 39 www.VIZIO.com Digital Audio Out Press the " button to highlight the Digital Audio Out sele ction. Press the $ or # button to make the pr oper selection. The options are OFF, Dolby Digital and PCM.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 40 www.VIZIO.com Reset Audio Mode Press the " button to highlight the option for Re set Audio Mode selection Press # button to return on Audio settings to factory default. The options of either accepting or cancel ling the resetting will be display.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 41 www.VIZIO.com Partial Channel Search If you believe channels are missed from the auto search, you can do a partial channel search to look for channel in a certain channel range again.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 42 www.VIZIO.com D a y l i g h t S a v i n g As for Time Zone, 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 VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 43 www.VIZIO.com Input Naming This feature has b een added to facilit ate you, the user in identifying or label the input and signal which is being watched. You can use up to 8 characters; either letters or numbers or com binations of both.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 44 www.VIZIO.com C C ( C l o s e d C a p t i o n ) Press the " button to highlight the CC (Closed Caption) selection. Press the # button. A separate menu will appear with the following CC settings CC When watching regular analog (NTSC) TV, the CC feature is available in the Setup menu.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 45 www.VIZIO.com H/V Position Press the " button to highlight the H/V Position selection. Press the # button. A separate menu will appear with the following H/V Position settings H-Position Press the " button to highlight the Horizontal Shift selection.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 46 www.VIZIO.com D T V / T V I n p u t P a r e n t a l C o n t r o l If you want to restrict certain channel and program viewing, you can do this by turning on the Parental Control.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 47 www.VIZIO.com US TV Rating Follow the procedure in the previous section to display the Parental Control menu and then press the " button to highlight the US TV Rating selection.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 48 www.VIZIO.com Canadian English Rating Press the " button to highlight the Canadian English Rating selection. Press the # button and the Block Canadian English Rating panel will be displayed.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 49 www.VIZIO.com DTV Rating This option is designed to update the TV or Movie table of different ratings for programs being viewed in your local or regional area. It will allow the parental guidance control feature in your TV to have the most current parental control database for a digital signal.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 50 www.VIZIO.com System Info Press the " button to highlight System Info . Press the # button. A new menu will appear that displays the technical information including model name, version and revision of firmware, source type, and resolution.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 51 www.VIZIO.com HDMI Input Picture Adjustment The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same way for the HDMI Input as for the DTV / TV input. Once the adjustments are completed press the LAST button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 52 www.VIZIO.com Video Input Picture Adjust ment The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same way for Video Inputs (Component and AV) as for the DTV / TV input. The menu difference is that there is no icon along the top for DTV / TV adjustments.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 53 www.VIZIO.com Auto Phase (f or Component input ) Press the " button to highlight the H/V Position. Press the # button and the new H/V Position submenu will be displayed. Press the " button to highlight Auto Phase.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 54 www.VIZIO.com H-SIZE Press the " button to highlight the H-Size selection. Press the # button to start adjusting the horizontal size of the picture. Use the $ or # button to adjust the horizontal size.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 55 www.VIZIO.com Understanding Viewing Features Your FHDTV features the following viewing modes. You can switch viewing modes using the remote control, please follow the instructions in page 32.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 56 www.VIZIO.com Chapter 5 Maintenance and Troubleshooting Maintenance Important 1. Make sure that the powe r cable 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 VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 57 www.VIZIO.com Troubleshooting G uide If the TV fails or the performance changes dramatically, check the display in accordance with the following instructions. Remembe r to check the p eripherals to pinpoint the source of the failure.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 58 www.VIZIO.com Problem Solution cover the entire screen. Display (OSD) are set correctly. If you are using TV, AV-C (Composite), AV-S (S-Video) or Component with 480i input, follow instructions in page 42 to obtain the desired screen mode.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 59 www.VIZIO.com T e l e p ho n e & T e c h n i c a l S u p p o r t Products are often returned due to a technical problem rather than a defective product that may result in unnecessary shipping charges billed to you.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 60 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 for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 61 www.VIZIO.com Chapter 6 Miscellaneous Information Specifications Specifications Panel VO370M: 37” Diagonal, 16:9 Aspect Ratio, VO420E: 42” Diagonal, 16:9 Aspect Ratio Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels Pixel (Dot) Pitch VO370M: 0.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual 62 www.VIZIO.com Non-Operating Temperature: -20°C~50°C, Rela tive Humidity: 10~70%, Alti tude: 0~40,000 ft Dimensions VO370M: 36.22"W x 24.97"H x 8.59"D w/stand; 36.22"W x 23.77"H x 3.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 63 www.VIZIO.com Limited Product Warranty 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 VO370M/VO420E User Manual 64 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 VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 65 www.VIZIO.com determination for performing the on-site repair may be depe ndent upon the manufacturing defect and is at VIZIO's option and sole discretion. Proof of purchase is required to confirm the product is within the one- year limited warranty period and meets the term s and conditions of the VIZIO Limited Produ ct Warranty.
66 www.VIZIO.com Index A accessories, 7 Adjustments Selecting the Screen Size, 55, 62 Stepping through TV Channel s, 32 Volume, 10, 32, 57 Advanced Video Features Black Level Extender, 36 Color Temperature (Color T emperature, 36 CTI (Color Transient Improvement, 36 DNR (Dynamic Noise Reduction, 36 C cable TV composite connection, 18 HDMI connection, 16 Cleaning your VIZIO TV, 56 coaxial connection cable TV, 18 satellite box, 18 Co-axial RF Connecting for TV, 19 Component Connecting your DVD Player, 21 Composite (AV) Connecting your DVD Player, 22 Connecting your VCR, 22 Connecting your Video Camera, 22 composite connection cable TV, 18 satellite box, 18 Controls Front Panel, 10 Side Panel, 10 D Disassembling, 5 DTV Audio Adjustment, 38 Parental Control, 46 Picture Adjustment, 34 Special Features, 42 Tuner Setup, 40 DTV Audio Adjust Audio Out, 39 Balance, 38 Digital Audio Out, 39 Equalizer, 38 Lip Sync, 39 Reset Audio Mode, 40 Speakers, 39 Surround, 38 Volume, 38 DTV Picture Adjust Advanced Video, 36 Backlight, 34 Brightness, 34 Color, 35 Contrast, 35 Reset Picture Mode, 37 Sharpness, 35 Tint, 35 DTV Special Features Digital Closed Caption, 44 Input Naming, 43 Language, 42 Sleep Timer, 42 Wide, 42 DTV Tuner Setup Auto Search, 40 Daylight Saving, 42 MTS, 41 Partial Channel Search, 41 Skip Channel, 41 Time Zone, 41 Tuner Mode, 40 DVI Connecting your DVD Player, 20 F FCC Bulletin for New TV Owners, 4 G Glossary, 62 H HDMI cable connection, 16 satellite connection, 16 HDMI 2 jack, 11 HDMI Input Audio Adjustment, 51 Picture Adjustment, 51 Setup, 51 I Inputs Antenna, 4 Connectors, 15 Rear Label, 11 installation services, 7 O OSD Brightness Adjustment, 61 Color Adjustment, 15 Contrast Adjustment, 61 Outputs Using 5.
VIZIO VO370M/VO420E User Manual Version 1/23/2009 67 www.VIZIO.com Using an external Receiv er/Amp, 23 P Parental Control Block Unrated Programming, 49 Canadian English Rating, 48 Cana.
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