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THEPERFORMANCE YOU NEED

3.5” Portable TV

User’s Guide 

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Please read this user’s guide before using your new TV.

Contents

 

Important Safety Instructions...............................................................................

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Precautions............................................................................................................

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Package Contents..................................................................................................

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Product Features....................................................................................................

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PoweringYourTV.................................................................................................

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Install Batteries...............................................................................................

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Using a DC or Car Power Adapter (optional)................................................

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Using the Antenna.........................................................................................

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Menu Operation..................................................................................................

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Auto Search...............................................................................................

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Quick Search..............................................................................................

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Channel Hop..............................................................................................

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EPG (Electronic Program Guide)..............................................................

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Channel Edit..............................................................................................

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Functions...................................................................................................

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Manually Editing Menus................................................................................

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Viewing Current Channel Information...............................................................

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Channel Information for Analog Mode...................................................

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Channel Information for Digital Mode....................................................

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Specifications......................................................................................................

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Troubleshooting..................................................................................................

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FCC Information..................................................................................................

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Limited Warranty............................................................................................

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Safety

Important Safety Instructions

Always be careful when using your product. To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock and other injuries, keep these safety precautions in mind when installing, using and maintaining your TV.

1)Read these instructions

2)Keep these instructions.

3)Heed all warnings.

4)Follow all instructions.

5)Do not use this product near water.

6)To clean, unplug and separate from all power sources and use a dry cloth only.

7)Do not block any ventilation openings.

8)Do not install or use near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

9)Protect the power cord of your adapter from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the product.

10) Only use the attachments / accessories specified by the manufacturer.

11) Unplug this product during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

12) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the product has been damaged in any way, such as power supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the product, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

13) Lightning – For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet, separate batteries from the apparatus and store the antenna. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning andpower-linesurges.

Safety

Safety

14) Overloading – Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electrical shock.

15) Object and Liquid Entry – Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points orshort-outparts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.

16) Servicing – Do not attempt to service this product yourself as openings or disassembling the cabinet may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

Precautions

1)Do not use this product in temperatures higher than 40°C (104°F) and lower than 32°F (0°C).

2)Do not store this product and batteries in temperature higher than 140°F (60°C) and lower than 14°F (-10°C).

3)Remove the batteries from the TV when you are not using it for extended periods.

4)Keep the unit away from direct sunlight.

5)To prevent overheating, do not place the product inside any bag or case while powered on.

6)

Handle carefully. Do not place anything heavy, sharp, wet, or hot on the unit.

Safety

7)

To protect your hearing, set the volume to the lowest before using earphones.

 

Do not listen at extremely high volume levels as extended high volume

 

listening can cause hearing loss.

 

8)

To prevent breakage or damage to the antenna, pull the antenna to the very

 

 

 

end before adjusting.

 

9)

Be careful that the extended built-inantenna does not poke any part of body or

 

 

other people.

 

10) Parents should supervise usage of this product by children.

Complies with the European Union’s “Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive,” which protects the environment by restricting specific hazardous materials and products.

Package Contents

Portable 3.5” TV

Quick Start

User’s Guide

Product Features

The TV’s 3.5” high-resolutionscreen delivers a bright, crisp picture

Handheld design for easy portability

Runs on four AA batteries (not included) for cord-freeconvenience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antenna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery compartment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extend and adjust for

 

 

 

best reception.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POWER ON/ OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flip-outstand

 

 

 

Headphone jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC5V

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert power adapter

 

 

 

 

 

Navigate menus and Electronic

plug (optional)

 

Program Guide (EPG).

 

 

 

Change the volume.

Menu

Access/exit the settings menu.

CH+/ CH–

Navigate menus and EPG.

Skip to the next or previous channel.

Confirm selections.

Display channel information.

Setup

Battery Notes:

Setup

Powering Your TV

Install Batteries

1. Slide open the battery compartment door.

2. Insert four alkaline batteries (not included) into the battery compartment with correct polarity (+ and–)as marked inside the compartment

3. Close the battery compartment door.

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Use only fresh batteries of the required size and type. Do not mix battery types.

Do not burn or bury batteries. Do not puncture or crush. Do not disassemble.

Remove batteries if you do not intend to use your TV for an extended time.

Activate Max Battery function to maximize the duration of your battery life. See page 18.

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Using an AC or Car Power Adapter (optional)

To power your TV with an AC or car power adapter (neither included), make sure your adapter has the following specifications:

Tip Size: 2.8mm

Tip Polarity: Positive (+)

Output Voltage: 5V, Current Rating: 1A

1.Remove batteries if installed in the TV.

2.Connect the adapter (not included) to the DC5V jack on the right hand side panel.

3.Connect your adapter to a standard household outlet.

– OR –

To use a car power adapter, start your car first before connecting to your car lighter socket.

wCaution

DC5V adapter port

Using an adapter that does not meet the above specifications could damage the TV and your adapter.

Always disconnect your adapter from your power source and TV when not in use.

Setup

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Setup

Using the Antenna

Fully extend the built-inantenna for best signal reception.

There might be no signal or a weak signal if:

Buildings or trees are blocking the transmitting tower.

It is snowing or raining heavily.

You are walking, running, or moving with the TV.

You are operating the TV inside a moving vehicle.

The TV is surrounded by other electronics.

If the picture is not clear with the built-inantenna extended, try placing your TV near a window.

nNotes:

Digital Mode requires the TV to be stationary. You cannot watch digital channels in a moving vehicle.

Keep the built-inantenna stored folded and away from any object which can conduct electric current.

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Menu Operation

1.Slide the POWER switch on the back of the TV toON.

2.Press to access the main menu.

3.Use the navigation buttons CH+,CH–,,to

select one of six submenus: Auto Search,Quick Search,

Channel Hop, EPG, Channel Edit, Functions(explained on page 16).

4.Press to confirm.

Auto Search

1.Select Auto Search from the main menu.

2.Highlight one of the following and press to select:

Rescan to scan for channels and erase previously saved channel information.

Update to scan for channels but keep previously saved channel information.

3.Press to start channel searching. Pressagain to stop.

nNote: RF Ch. No. may differ from the actual channel number. For example, for RF Ch. No 19, the actual channel may be32-1or32-2.

Operation

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Operation

Quick Search

If you know the RF channel number, you can access it quickly. Visit AntennaWeb.org and follow the “Choose an antenna” instructions to find a list of RF channel numbers in your area.

1.Select Quick Search from the main menu.

2.Use the buttons CH+,CH–,,to select your desired Channel number and pressto input.

Channel Edit

1.Select Channel Edit from the main menu.

2.Use CH+,CH– to move to the next/ previous channel.

3.Use ,to move to the next channel list.

4.Press on a channel’s corresponding check box to activate or deactivate the channel.

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Channel Hop

Once channels are activated in the “Channel Edit” menu, they appear in the “Channel Hop” menu.

1.Select Channel Hop from the main menu.

2.Use the buttons CH+,CH– to move up/ down and,to turn pages, then pressto select the desired channel.

EPG (Electronic Program Guide)

For Digital TV mode only. The EPG gives an overview of the available programs and shows program names,

starting times, ending times, and detailed information. The availability and amount of program details depends upon the broadcaster.

1.Tune to a specific channel to receive the broadcaster’s PSIP (Program and System Information Protocol) for EPG update, if available.

2.Select EPG from the main menu.

3.Use CH+,CH– to navigate through the EPG menu. Pressto view detailed program information.

nNote: Time Zone must be correctly set to enable EPG times. See “Time Zone” on page 18.

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Operation

Functions

You can customize many TV functions, as indicated in the Functions table below.

1.Select Functions from the main menu.

2.Use CH+,CH– to scroll through the submenus.

3.Press to enter specific settings in each submenu.

4.Use CH+,CH– ,,to change settings, and pressto save.

5.Press once to return to the functions list, or press twice to exit.

nNote: Some functions work in digital mode only.

Functions

Mode Selection Select Analogor Digital.

Brightness Select desired brightness from 20%, 40%, 60%, 80% or 100%.

nNote: Brightness affects battery consumption. Dimmer settings extend battery life.

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Aspect Ratio

Select Auto, 16:9, 4:3, Zoom1,or Zoom2.

 

 

 

Auto defaults to original broadcast format in Digital mode.

 

 

 

16:9 stretches the picture to fill the screen, sometimes

 

 

 

resulting in distortion.

 

 

 

4:3 shrinks the picture and adds black bars on the sides

 

 

 

Zoom1, Zoom2 offers two levels of zoom to enlarge

 

 

 

details for viewing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred Audio

Select the default for programs broadcast in multiple languages

 

 

Digital mode only

(shown in channel information): English,Spanish, orFrench.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audio

Digital mode: Options are based on the MTS (Multichannel

 

 

 

Sound

Television Sound) information.

 

Operation

Select Stereo, Left Mono,or Right Mono.When two

 

 

Analog mode: Options include Mono, Stereo, SAP (Second

 

 

 

Audio Program).

 

 

Digital mode only

different sounds and/or languages come from the TV, select

 

 

Left Mono or Right Mono.

 

 

 

Audio Enhance

Select On orOff to optimize sound.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Closed Caption

Select a caption option: CS 1-6,CC 1-4,TEXT 1-4,orOff.

 

 

 

 

nNote: CS 1-6 available only in Digital mode.

 

 

 

 

Max Battery

When operating the TV on battery power, you can turn the

 

 

 

 

Max Battery function on/off. When activated,

appears

 

 

 

 

highlighted in the channel information display, and the unit

 

 

 

 

will maximize battery life by changing the brightness settings.

 

 

 

Menú Idioma

Select English orEspañol to change menu language. Default

 

 

 

 

is English.

 

 

 

 

Menu Opacity

Select 60%,80%, or100% to see through menus(60-80%)or

 

 

 

 

keep them opaque (100%).

 

 

 

 

Time Zone

Select your time zone: Atlantic, Eastern, Central, Mountain,

 

Operation

 

Digital mode only

Pacific, Alaska, or Hawaii.

 

 

 

nNote: If you don’t set the correct Time Zone, the EPG, channel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

information, and automatic time will be incorrect, and will either

 

 

 

 

display the wrong time or not display at all.

 

 

 

 

Key Option

Program your most frequently used functions for analog and

 

 

 

 

digital modes. After, you can access a programmed function

 

 

 

 

by pressing for 2 seconds.

 

 

 

 

 

nNote: Default key option setting for both Digital mode and

 

 

 

 

Analog mode is Aspect Ratio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Menu Edit

Set the order of the Functions list:

 

Normal – default menu order.

 

Auto – the list memorizes and automatically modifies

 

the order according to how frequently you use selected

 

functions.

 

Manual – This allows you to customise by rerranging the

 

order and removing functions. See “Manually Edit Menus”

 

on page 20 for details.

Factory Reset

Restore the default factory settings.

 

nNote: Channel data will not be reset. To reset channel data, use

 

Auto Search menu (page 13). After Factory Reset is complete, your

 

TV will automatically restart.

Operation

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Manually Editing Menus

Menu Edit allows you to customize the Functions list by rerranging the order and removing unwanted functions.

 

1.

Select Menu Edit from theFunctions menu.

 

2.

Press to enter the submenu, and useCH+,CH–

 

 

to select Manual.

 

3.

Press to confirm. Check boxes appear for each menu

 

 

option in the Functions menu.

 

4.

To remove a function from the original list, use

 

 

CH+,CH– to scroll up / down the function list. Then

 

 

press to deselect a check box. (Pressagain if you

 

 

Operation

 

change your mind.)

5.

To change the list order, press to highlight a function,

 

 

 

then use CH+,CH– to scroll through the Menu name

 

 

list and press to highlight the menu you want to move.

 

 

Use CH+,CH– again to move the function to the up

 

 

or down in the list, and press to confirm.

 

 

 

6.

When finished, press

 

to exit.

 

 

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