IMPORTANT NOTE TO THE CUSTOMER
In the space below, enter the serial number for your television (located at the rear of the
television cabinet). Staple your sales receipt or invoice to the inside cover of this guide.
Keep this user's guide in a convenient place for future reference. Keep the carton and original
packaging for future use.
Please read and retain for your safety.
Electrical energy can perform many useful functions. This TV
set has been engineered and manufactured to assure your
personal safety. But
improper use can result in potential electri-
cal shock or fire hazards. In order not to defeat the safeguards
incorporated in this TV set, observe the following basic rules
for its installation, use and servicing.
And also follow all warnings and instructions marked on your
1 Your TV set is equipped with a polarized AC line plug (one
blade of the plug is wider than the other).
This safety feature allows the plug to fit into the power outlet
only one way. Should you be unable to insert the plug fully
into the outlet, try reversing the plug.
Should it still fail to fit, contact your electrician.
2 Operate the TV set only from a power source as indicated
on the TV set or refer to the operating instructions for this
information. If you are not sure of the type of power supply
to your home, consult your TV set dealer or local power
company. For battery operation, refer to the operating
3 Overloaded AC outlets and extension cords are dangerous,
and so are frayed power cords and broken plugs. They may
result in a shock or fire hazard. Call your service technician
4 Do not allow anything to rest on or roll over the power cord,
and do not place the TV set where power cord is subject to
traffic or abuse. This may result in a shock or fire hazard.
5 Do not use this TV set near water -- for example, near a
bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet
basement, or near swimming pool, etc.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARDS, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
TV SET TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
TO INSURE PERSONAL SAFETY,
OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING
RULES REGARDING THE USE OF
1. Operate only from the power source speci-
fied on the unit.
2. Avoid damaging the AC plug and power cord.
3. Avoid Improper installation and never posi-
tion the unit where good ventilation is unat-
4. Do not allow objects or liquid into the cabi-
5. In the event of trouble, unplug the unit and
call a service technician. Do not attempt to
repair it yourself or remove the rear cover.
Changes or modifications not approved by JVC
could void the warranty.
* When you don't use this TV set for a long period of time, be
sure to disconnect both the power plug from the AC outlet and
antenna for your safety.
* To prevent electric shock do not use this polarized plug with an
extension cord, receptacle or other outlet unless the blades can
be fully inserted to prevent blade exposure.
CAUTION:To reduce the risk of electric shock.
Do not remove cover (or back).
No user serviceable parts inside.
Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert
the user to the presence of uninsulated "dan-
gerous voltage" within the product's enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to consti-
tute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral tri-
angle is intended to alert the user to the pres-
ence of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature accom-
panying the appliance.
IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
The lamp assembly in this product contains mercury. Disposal of the lamp
assembly may be regulated due to environmental considerations. For
information on replacement, disposal or recycling procedures, please
contact JVC Customer Relations at 1-800-252-5722.
6 If an outside antenna is connected to the TV set, be sure the
antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection
against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Section 810
of the National Electrical Code provides information with respect
to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size
of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit,
connection requirements for the grounding electrode.
7 An outside antenna system should not be located in the
vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or
power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or
circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme
care should be taken to keep from touching such power
lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
8 TV sets are provided with ventilation openings in the cabinet
to allow heat generated during operation to be released.
-- Never block the bottom ventilation slots of a portable TV
set by placing it on a bed, sofa, rug, etc.
-- Never place a TV set in a "built-in" enclosure unless
proper ventilation is provided.
-- Never cover the openings with a cloth or other material.
-- Never place the TV set near or over a radiator or heat register.
9 To avoid personal injury:
-- Do not place a TV set on a sloping shelf unless properly secured.
-- Use only a cart or stand recommended by the TV set
-- Do not try to roll a cart with small casters across thresh-
olds or deep pile carpets.
-- Wall or shelf mounting should follow the manufacturer's
instructions, and should use a mounting kit approved by
10 Caution children about dropping or pushing objects into the TV set
through cabinet openings. Some internal parts carry hazardous
voltages and contact can result in a fire or electrical shock.
11 Unplug the TV set from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do
not use liquid or an aerosol cleaner.
12 Never add accessories to a TV set that has not been designed for
this purpose. Such additions may result in a hazard.
13 For added protection of the TV set during a lightning storm or
when the TV set is to be left unattended for an extended peri-
od of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the
antenna. This will prevent damage to product due to lightning
storms or power line surges.
14 A TV set and cart combination should be moved with care.
Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause
the TV set and cart combination to overturn.
15 Unplug this TV set from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
A. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
B. If liquid has been spilled into the TV set.
C. If the TV set has been exposed to rain or water.
D. If the TV set does not operate normally by following the
operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are
covered in the operating instructions as improper adjust-
ment of other controls may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore
the TV set to normal operation.
E. If the TV set has been dropped or damaged in any way.
F. When the TV set exhibits a distinct change in perform-
ance -- this indicates a need for service.
16 Do not attempt to service this TV set yourself as opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or
other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service person-
17 When replacement parts are required, have the service tech-
nician verify in writing that the replacement parts he uses
have the same safety characteristics as the original parts.
Use of manufacturer's specified replacement parts can pre-
vent fire, shock, or other hazards.
18 Upon completion of any service or repairs to this TV set,
please ask the service technician to perform the safety check
described in the manufacturer's service literature.
19 Note to CATV system installer.
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system
installer's attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that pro-
vides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular,
specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the
grounding system of the building, as close to the point of
cable entry as practical.
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING
AS PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
Thank you for purchasing JVC's model AV-61S902 "D'Ahlia" HDTV-ready projection television which uses the
high-quality D-ILA projection system.
The D'Ahlia is one of the highest quality and most technologically advanced televisions available today.
It is recommended that you read this instruction manual before using the television in order to learn about the
Cautions related to the safe use of the device and important information which will help you to be able to use this
device for a long time are in Appendixes A to C.
Once again, thank you for purchasing this television and please enjoy using it.
In order to be able to use the television for a long time
This television uses a lamp to project the picture onto the screen.
Before using the television, please read the safety cautions and information about this television which are sum-
1. When the power is turned on, the warming-up commences
This television uses a lamp to project the picture onto the screen.
Once the lamp has warmed up, you can enjoy the pictures at their full brightness.
What happens when the power is turned on is explained below.
Immediately after the power is turned on, since the lamp has not had time to warm up, the picture is displayed
only dimly on the screen. As the lamp warms up, the picture becomes brighter. It takes approximately one
minute for the lamp to warm up to its normal operating temperature.
There are 10 LED indicators on the front panel of the television and these can be used as a guide.
When the POWER button is pressed, the 10 LED indicators light green and then go out one at a time approxi-
mately every 5 seconds.
2. Cooling the inside of the television and the lamp
Cooling is also performed while the television being shut down.
When the POWER button is pressed to turn the power off, the following operations are performed.
When the television is turned off, the picture on the screen darkens from the outsides like a pair of curtains
closing. If the POWER button is pressed again while the curtains are still closing, the power can be turned back
Once the curtains have fully closed and the screen is dark, cooling is performed for approximately one
While the cooling is being performed, the 10 LED indicators on the front panel light two at a time while moving
clockwise. The television can not be operated while the cooling is being performed.
After the cooling has been performed for approximately one minute, the power is turned off.
Do not remove the electric plug until after the cooling has been completed. If the electric plug is removed
without performing the cooling operation, the internal circuits and lamp may overheat leading to the life of the
lamp being shortened and the possibilities of malfunctions.
Do not block the ventilation holes
Do not block the ventilation holes while the power is turned on. Do not block the air intake holes behind the
Clean the air filter once every three months.
In order for cold air to be fed inside the device, the two filters which are behind the speaker grills, must be
regularly cleaned. If cold air is not fed into the device, the internal circuits and lamp may overheat leading to
the life of the lamp being shortened and the possibilities of malfunctions. Refer to Appendix A for the details
about cleaning the air filters.
3. The lamp is a consumable item
Replace the lamp when it has blown or when the pictures becomes dark. The lamp is a user-replaceable item.
The lamp must be recycled. For a detailed explanation of how to recycle the lamp, refer to Appendix B and
the instruction that are included with the replacement lamp kit.
4. The television requires a lot of electric power
It is recommended that the television is connected directly to the wall socket, and not to another device. When
connecting the television to a wall socket that is being used by another device or when using an extension
cord, be careful not to exceed the capacity of the socket.
Do not turn the power on and off repeatedly in a short time.
It subjects the television and lamp to stress and may lead to malfunctions and the life of the lamp being short-
5. The screen is made of plastic
Handle the screen carefully as it scratches easily. Do not rub, hit or press it with any hard objects.
When the screen is dirty, gently wipe it with a soft cloth. Refer to Appendix A for details of how to clean the
6. Caution! Warm air from air duct
This unit has an air duct for cooling. The duct will blow warm air while the television is operating. When placing
the television, make sure not to locate the unit too close to wallpaper. The warm air could cause the color of
the wallpaper to change. Also take care to keep children and pets away from the warm air ducts. Long expo-
sure to the warm air from the ducts could cause a minor burn.
7 Caution! Moving this unit
This unit has casters. When you are moving the unit, try to only push the unit from the sides. Attempting to
push the unit from the front or back could cause the unit to tip over.
When lifting this unit, do not hold by the screen frame. Holding the screen frame could cause it to detach from
the unit and fall.
8. Do not replace the lamp immediately after use
The lamp becomes extremely hot during use. If the lamp is touched immediately after use before it has had a
chance to cool down, there is a danger of burns. Be careful when handling the lamp.
9. Do not touch the lamp glass
If the lamp is used when there is dirt from fingers on the lamp glass, there is a possibility of the lamp breaking.
Be careful not to touch the lamp glass.
10.ILA element characteristics
Do not project still pictures or pictures which have still segments for a long time.
The still parts of the picture may remain on the screen. This is a characteristic of ILA elements and not a mal-
function. The picture will disappear over time.
When a heater is turned on or the television is moved from a cold place to a hot place, droplets of water may
be formed on the lamp and screen. This is called condensation. If the television is used while this condensa-
tion is still present, the picture may seem distorted, and the inside of the screen may become dirty.
In such cases, wait until the condensation has gone before using the television.
12.Do not open the rear cabinet of this unit
This unit has a DIGITAL-IN terminal. Opening the rear cabinet will violate the copyright of program or software
shown on this television. Please do not open the rear cabinet.