Gateway GTW-L17M103 User Manual

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Your Gateway 17" LCD TV

user'sguide

Setting up

Troubleshooting

 

 

Contents

1 Introducing Your Gateway LCD TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Important safeguards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Package contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Turning on your LCD TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Front controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Back panel connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Power, RGB, and DVI connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Audio and video connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Inserting batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

2 Connecting Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Understanding video connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Connecting components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Using composite video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Using S-Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Using coaxial (RF) audio and video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Connecting a computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Using DVI video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Using RGB video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

3 Adjusting Your LCD TV Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Using the OSD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 OSD menus and options (TV, S-Video, Video1, and Video2 mode) . . . . . . . . 29 OSD menus and options (DVI and RGB video mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Setting the sleep timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Using parental controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Setting a password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

4 Maintenance and Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Cleaning and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Cleaning the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Cleaning the exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

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A Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

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Introducing

Your GatewayLCD TV 1

This chapter provides basic information about your

Gateway LCD TV.

Read this chapter to learn about:

Features

Warnings and safeguards

Package contents

Controls and connections

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Features

Your LCD TV features:

Bright, flicker-free image

Automatic detection and conversion of film content for correct display with minimal motion artifacts (noise)

Accurate color processing

Picture-in-picture (PIP)

Multi-Scan support

Selectable fixed/variable audio outputs

Built-in internal amplifier and speakers

Built-in Digital Visual Interface (DVI) to eliminate the need for digital-to-analog conversion

1280 × 768 XGA support for computer input.

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Important safeguards

Important safeguards

Warning

Risk of electric shock - Do not open

 

To reduce the risk of electric shock, do no remove the back

 

cover. There are no user-serviceable parts inside.

 

Removing the back cover voids the warranty.

 

Have your LCD TV repaired by qualified service personnel

 

only.

 

 

Warnings and precautions

Do not place your hands, face, or objects close to the ventilation openings of your LCD TV. The top of your LCD TV gets very hot from exhaust air that is released through the ventilation openings. Burns or personal injuries may occur if you are too close to the LCD TV. Damage may occur if you place any object near the top of your LCD TV.

Disconnect all cables before moving your LCD TV. Moving your LCD TV with its cables attached may damage the cables and cause fire or electric shock danger.

Do not expose your LCD TV to rain or moisture.

Keep your LCD TV away from excessive dust, high temperatures, moisture, or direct sunlight.

Use your LCD TV in a well-ventilated area and do not cover the ventilation openings.

Do not modify your LCD TV or use an unshielded power cord or video input source cable, or you may experience excessive interference.

Disconnect your LCD TV and unplug the power cord when the TV is not used for a long period of time.

If the picture displayed is in any way abnormal, turn off your LCD TV, then disconnect it from the electrical outlet. Make sure that your video input source cable is connected correctly, then reconnect your LCD TV to the electrical outlet.

Disconnect your LCD TV from the electrical outlet before cleaning or performing maintenance. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use only a slightly damp cloth for cleaning.

Do not place your LCD TV on an unstable cart, stand, or table. Your LCD TV may fall, causing serious damage.

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Do not place your LCD TV on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surfaces.

Never place your LCD TV near or over a radiator or heat source.

Do not install your LCD TV in an enclosed area unless correct ventilation is provided.

Your LCD TV should be operated from the type of power source indicated on the label. If the type of available power is unknown, consult your electrician or local power company.

Your LCD TV is equipped with a 3-pin grounded plug. The plug will only fit into a grounded power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you cannot plug the power cord into the outlet, contact your electrician. Do not alter the plug because this will defeat the safety feature.

Do not rest objects on the power cord and avoid placing the power cord near high traffic areas.

Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords because this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.

Unplug your LCD TV and contact qualified service personnel if:

The power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.

Liquid has been spilled into your LCD TV.

Your LCD TV has been exposed to water or moisture.

Your LCD TV does not operate normally when the operating instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions. Incorrect adjustment of other controls may result in damage which often requires extensive work by a qualified technician to restore your LCD TV to normal operation.

Your LCD TV has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.

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Package contents

Package contents

Along with your LCD TV, the packaging box contains the following items:

Remote control

Two AAA batteries

CATV cable

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Composite cable (AV cable)

Power adapter

Power cord

TV antenna cable

User guide

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Accessories

Accessories

You can purchase these optional accessories for your LCD TV:

Cable kits. Gateway cable kits consist of high-quality gold cables of various lengths, including:

RCA composite video cable

S-Video cable

RCA audio cable

VGA video cable

DVI-D video cable

Contact Gateway for these and other accessories.

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Turning on your LCD TV

To turn on your LCD TV:

1 Push the two release tabs and remove the cable guard from the rear of your LCD TV.

2 Connect the power adapter to the DC power connector on the back of your LCD TV.

3 Replace the cable guard.

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Turning on your LCD TV

4 Plug the power cord into the power adapter, then plug other end of the power adapter into a correctly grounded electrical outlet or surge protector.

5 Press the power button on the front of your LCD TV. The Status LED on the front turns green.

Warning For added protection during a lightning storm or when it is left unattended or unused for long periods of time, unplug your LCD TV from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system.

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Front controls

Headphone Jack

Remote Control

Mute

Channel

Power

Sensor

Exit

– and +

Input

Menu

Volume

 

 

and

 

 

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Front controls

Button

Description

 

 

Headphone jack

Connects headphones.

 

 

Remote control sensor

Receives signals from the remote control. Do not block.

 

 

Menu

Opens the on-screen display (OSD) and OSD menus.

 

 

Mute/Exit

Mutes the volume.

 

OSD active: Exits the OSD.

 

 

Volume and

Increases or decreases the volume.

 

OSD active: Selects OSD menus and menu options. For more

 

information, see “Using the OSD” on page 28.

 

 

Channel – and +

Changes the channel.

 

OSD active: Adjusts OSD options. For more information, see “Using

 

the OSD” on page 28.

 

 

Input

Switches between available video input sources.

 

 

Power

Turns your LCD TV on and off. When you turn your LCD TV on or

 

off, wait three seconds before pressing this button again.

 

 

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Back panel connections

Audio and Video

Connections

Power, RGB, and DVI

Connections

Connector

Description

 

 

Power, RGB, and DVI connections

See “Power, RGB, and DVI connections” on page 13.

 

 

Audio and video connections

See “Audio and video connections” on page 14.

 

 

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Back panel connections

Power, RGB, and DVI connections

You must remove the cable guard to access these connections. For more information, see “Turning on your LCD TV” on page 8.

DC Power

Analog In (RGB)

 

Digital In (DVI)

 

PC Audio In

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connector

Description

 

 

DC Power

Connects to the power adapter.

 

 

Digital In (DVI)

Connects to a DVI video device, such as a computer or set-top box.

 

 

Analog In (RGB)

Connects to an RGB video device, such as a computer or set-top box.

 

 

PC Audio In

Connects to your computer’s audio out jack.

 

 

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Audio and video connections

You must remove the video connection panel to access these connections.

TV In

S-Video

Video In (Video1)

Audio In L (Video1)

Audio In R (Video1)

Video In (Video2)

Audio In L (Video2)

Audio In R (Video2)

TV Audio Out

TV Video Out

Connector

Description

 

 

TV In

Connects to a VHF/UHF antenna or cable TV.

 

 

S-Video

Connects to an S-Video device, such as a satellite dish receiver or digital

 

cable box.

 

 

Video In

Connects to a composite audio/video device, such as a VCR.

 

 

Audio In L

Connects to a composite audio/video device, such as a VCR.

 

 

Audio In R

Connects to a composite audio/video device, such as a VCR.

 

 

TV Audio Out

Connects to an audio device, such as a receiver.

 

 

TV Video Out

Connects to a video device, such as a VCR.

 

 

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