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Hitachi 46F500 Operating Manual

Hitachi operating guide projection color tv 46f500, 51g500, 51f500, 57g500, 57f500.

 
PROJECTION COLOR TV
46F500
51F500
57F500
OPERATING GUIDE
Video
Audio
Ch. Manager
Locks
Setup
Sel
Move
SEL
As an E
NERGY
product meets the E
TAR ®
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Partner, Hitachi, Ltd. has determined that this
TAR ®
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guidelines for energy efficiency.
NERGY
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FIRST TIME USE
THE REMOTE CONTROL
ON-SCREEN DISPLAY
USEFUL INFORMATION INDEX
51G500
57G500
2-3
4-17
18-31
32-56
57-62
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Summary of Contents

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    OPERATING GUIDE Video Audio Ch. Manager Locks Setup Move TAR ® As an E Partner, Hitachi, Ltd. has determined that this NERGY product meets the E NERGY IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FIRST TIME USE THE REMOTE CONTROL ON-SCREEN DISPLAY USEFUL INFORMATION INDEX TAR ®...

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    HITACHI television. Please fill out your warranty card and mail it to HITACHI. This will enable HITACHI to notify you promptly in the improb- able event that a safety problem should be discovered in your product model.

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    Continuous on-screen displays such as video games, stock market quotations, computer gen- erated graphics, and other fixed (non-moving) patterns can cause permanent damage to television receivers. Such “SCREEN BURNS” constitute misuse and are NOT COVERED by your HITACHI Factory Warranty. PUBLIC VIEWING OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Public viewing of programs broadcast by TV stations and cable companies, as well as programs from other sources, may require prior authorization from the broadcaster or owner of the video program material.

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    CAUTION: Television stand model SP-46W is designed for use with a 46 inch television set only. Use of a smaller stand, a non Hitachi recommended stand or a generic stand may result in instability, causing possible injury. 1. Remote Control Unit CLU-4321UG (Part No. HL01831).

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    VIEWING The major benefit of the HITACHI Projection Television is its large viewing screen. To see this large screen at its best, test various locations in the room to find the optimum spot for viewing.

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    Most video/audio connections between components can be made with shielded video and audio cables that have phono connectors. For best performance, video cables should use 75-Ohm coaxial shielded wire. Cables can be purchased from most stores that sell audio/video products. Below are illustrations and names of common connectors. Before purchasing any cables, be sure of the output and input connector types required by the various components and the length of each cable.

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    FRONT PANEL CONTROLS INPUT 5 MENU/SELECT button This button allows you to enter the MENU, making it possible to set TV features to your preference without using the remote. This button also serves as the SELECT button when in MENU mode. INPUT/EXIT button Press this button to select the current antenna source, VIDEO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or alternate antenna source.

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    The front panel jacks are provided as a convenience to allow you to easily connect a camcorder or VCR as shown in the following examples: -AUDIO- S-VIDEO VIDEO L/MONO INPUT 5 NOTE: 1. Completely insert connection cord plugs when connecting to front panel jacks. If you do not, the played back picture may be abnormal.

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    REAR PANEL JACKS Antenna Input/Output The remote control allows you to switch between two separate 75-Ohm RF antenna inputs, ANT A and ANT B. ANT A input can be displayed as a main picture or sub-picture. ANT B can only be displayed as a main picture. (ANT B cannot be displayed as a sub-picture.) The antenna output labeled “TO CONVERTER”...

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    Component: Y-P Inputs Inputs 1 and 2 provide Y-P jacks for connecting equipment with this capability, such as a DVD player or Set Top Box. You may use composite video signal for INPUT:2. NOTES: 1. Do not connect composite VIDEO and S-VIDEO to Input 3, 4 or 5 at the same time. S-VIDEO has priority over VIDEO input.

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    REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS Outside antenna or cable TV coaxial cable 2-Way signal splitter INPUT Stereo System Amplifier NOTE: Connect only 1 component to each input jack. Follow connections that pertain to your personal entertainment system. Composite video signal can be input to Input2~Input5. Cables are not included with the purchase of this television.

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    TIPS ON REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS S-VIDEO connections are provided for high performance laserdisc players, VCRs etc. that have this feature. Use these connections in place of the standard video connection if your device has this feature. If your device has only one audio output (mono sound), connect it to the left audio jack on the television. Refer to the operating guide of your other electronic equipment for additional information on connecting your hook-up cables.

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    CONNECTING EXTERNAL AUDIO SOURCES To control the audio level of an external audio amplifier with the remote control, connect the system as shown below. INPUT Stereo System Amplifier NOTE: 1. To prevent damage to the speaker and distorted sound, set the volume control of the audio amplifier lower and adjust the sound using the remote control of the TV set.

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    The exact arrangement you use to connect the VCR, camcorder, laserdisc player, DVD player, or HDTV Set Top Box to your TV set is dependent on the model and features of each component. Check the owner’s manual of each component for the location of video and audio inputs and outputs.

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    CONNECTING EXTERNAL VIDEO SOURCES CONNECTING A MONAURAL AUDIO SOURCE TO INPUT2~INPUT5 Connect the cable from the VIDEO OUT of the VCR or the laserdisc player to the INPUT (VIDEO) jack, as shown on the TV set below. Connect the cable from the AUDIO OUT of the VCR or the laserdisc player to the INPUT (MONO)/L(AUDIO) jack. Press the VID2~VID5 button to view the program from the VCR or the laserdisc player.

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    CONNECTING A STEREO SOURCE TO INPUT2~INPUT5 Connect the cable from the VIDEO OUT of the VCR or the laserdisc player to the INPUT (VIDEO) jack, as shown on the TV set below. Connect the cable from the AUDIO OUT R of the VCR or the laserdisc player to the INPUT (AUDIO/R) jack. Connect the cable from the AUDIO OUT L of the VCR or the laserdisc player to the INPUT (AUDIO/L) jack.

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    CONNECTING EXTERNAL VIDEO SOURCES CONNECTING AN S-VIDEO SOURCE TO INPUT 3, 4 AND 5 Connect the cable from the S-VIDEO OUT of the VCR or the laserdisc player to the INPUT (S-VIDEO) jack, as shown on the TV set below. Connect the cable from the AUDIO OUT R of the VCR or the laserdisc player to the INPUT (AUDIO/R) jack.

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    CONNECTING A COMPONENT SOURCE WITH DVI-HDTV CAPABILITY TO INPUT 1. Connect the DVI connection cable from the output of the HDTV set top box or DVD player to the DVI-HDTV input as shown on the TV set at right. Connect the cable from the AUDIO OUT R of the HDTV set top box or DVD player to the INPUT (AUDIO/R) jack. Connect the cable from the AUDIO OUT L of the HDTV set top box or DVD player to the INPUT (AUDIO/L) jack.

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    CONNECTING EXTERNAL VIDEO SOURCES CONNECTING A COMPONENT SOURCE TO INPUT 1 OR 2: Y-P B P R . Connect the cable from the Y OUT of the Laserdisc/DVD player or HDTV set top box to the INPUT (Y) jack, as shown on the TV set at right.

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    In addition to controlling all the functions on your HITACHI Projection TV, the new remote control is designed to operate different types of VCRs, CBL (Cable TV) converters, satellite receiver, DVD players, and other audio/video equipment with one touch. Basic operation keys are grouped together in one area.

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    HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR TV PICTURE-IN-PICTURE VIDEO button SELECT, MENU, CURSOR buttons CHANNEL SELECTOR buttons POWER button Press this button to turn the TV set on or off when the remote is in TV mode. PICTURE-IN-PICTURE buttons See separate section on pages 25, 26 and 27 for description.

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    VOLUME, MUTE button Press the VOLUME up ( ) or down ( ) button until you obtain the desired sound level. To reduce the sound to one half of normal volume (SOFT MUTE) to answer the telephone, etc., press the MUTE button. Press the MUTE button again to turn the sound off completely (MUTE).

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    HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR TV ASPECT button Press this button to quickly change the picture format ASPECT ratio. Depending on the input signal, the picture format ratio allows you to adjust the images through the following options. 4:3 STANDARD Use this aspect mode to display conventional (4:3) images.

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    HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR TV VIRTUAL HD button Press this button to toggle between 1080i and 540p. INFO button Press this button when you want to check the channel being received, the picture source, if the channel has stereo (ST) or second audio program (SAP), the time and CHANNEL ID.

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    PICTURE-IN-PICTURE (PIP) Your HITACHI Projection TV incorporates Dual Tuner technology designed for improved viewing enjoyment. This Dual Tuner feature allows you to view antenna inputs on both the main picture and sub-picture simultaneously, with separate tuning control for each. The Dual Tuner can operate with only one input (ANT A only) or two inputs (ANT A and ANT B).

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    SPLIT MODE PICTURE-IN-PICTURE Split Mode PIP displays the main picture and sub-picture evenly on the screen. Main Picture SURF MODE PICTURE-IN-PICTURE This feature will automatically scan all active channel numbers (those set in memory) and display them as PIP sub-pictures, Press the PIP button a second time to remove the sub-pictures from the screen.

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    PICTURE-IN-PICTURE (PIP) FREEZE button (With PIP ON) If you wish to freeze the sub-picture, press the FREEZE button. This is convenient when trying to write down the address for a mail order company, recording statistics for a sporting event, etc. To return the picture to motion, press the FREEZE button again.

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    USING THE REMOTE TO CONTROL VCR FUNCTIONS Operating the precoded function for your VCR. This remote is designed to operate different types of VCRs. You must first program the remote to match the remote system of your VCR. (refer to page 31 for pre-codes) Turn ON your VCR.

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    USING THE REMOTE TO CONTROL CABLE/SATELLITE BOX FUNCTIONS Operating the precoded function for your cable/satellite box. This remote is designed to operate different types of cable/satellite boxes. You must first program the remote to match the remote sys- tem of your cable/satellite box. (refer to page 31) Turn ON your cable/satellite box.

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    Operating the precoded function for your DVD player. This remote is designed to operate different types of DVD players. You must first program the remote to match the remote system of your DVD player. (refer to page 31 for pre-codes) Turn ON your DVD player.

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    1. Press MENU on the remote control to display the different features on your HITACHI Projection TV. 2. Press the CURSOR to highlight a different feature. 3. Press EXIT on the remote control to quickly exit from a menu. 4. Press CURSOR to access Favorite Channels menu.

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    ON-SCREEN DISPLAY (OSD) Picture Mode Contrast Brightness Color Tint Video Sharpness Vertical Position Magic Focus Color System Advanced Settings Treble Bass Audio Balance Sound Enhancement Advanced Settings Channel Ant A Manager Ant B Change Access Code Engage Lock TV Time Lock Movie Ratings TV Ratings Locks...

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    3:2 pulldown. When MOVIE mode is selected from the Picture Mode menu, your Hitachi Projection Television will activate the circuitry for this special feature to improve video performance when watching film based sources. This 3:2 pulldown detection will only work in MOVIE mode.

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    VIDEO Use the CURSOR to highlight the function to be adjusted. Press the CURSOR to adjust the function. Press MENU to return to main menu or select PICTURE MODE to return to previous menu. Press EXIT to quit menu. Use this function to change the contrast between black and white levels in the picture. This adjustment Contrast will only affect the picture when ADVANCED SETTINGS DIMMER is OFF.

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    The Magic Focus button on control panel will not work when adjustment mode is set to Manual (see page 37). Your HITACHI Projection TV has three color projection tubes: one for red, one for green, one for blue. When mixed together in the proper proportion, the output of these three color tubes can produce any color.

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    VIDEO Manual Convergence Adjustment Mode NOTES: 1. Please turn ON your television for at least 20 minutes before using this feature. 2. Auto Adjustment Mode is recommended. If convergence is still not acceptable, use the Manual Adjustment Mode. DO NOT press MAGIC FOCUS or use Auto Adjustment Mode after using Manual Adjustment Mode. Using the Remote Control, select VIDEO-MAGIC FOCUS-MANUAL ADJUSTMENT MODE-START to access convergence crosshatch pattern.

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    Advanced Your HITACHI Projection TV has an ADVANCED SETTINGS function which will automatically adjust picture settings to produce the highest quality picture possible.

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    AUDIO Select AUDIO to adjust the TV to your preference and to improve the sound quality. Audio Video Audio Ch. Manager Locks Setup MENU CURSOR Move Audio Treble Bass Balance Sound Enhancement Advanced Settings Move Select Use CURSOR to highlight functions. Press the SELECT button to select the function setting.

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    Based on the principles of the human hearing system, SRS technology delivers and exciting and realistic 3D Sound experience from just two external speakers (or) the two internal speakers of your HITACHI Television. If your HITACHI Television is connected to an external audio system, SRS will also create an incredible 3D sound experience from two speakers and even enhance a complete multi-speaker surround sound system.

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    AUDIO Advanced Use ADVANCED SETTINGS to improve the sound performance of your TV, depending on listening conditions. Settings Audio Treble Bass Balance Sound Enhancement Advanced Settings Move Select Press CURSOR to highlight a function. Press the SELECT button to select the function setting. When the function has a “ ” in the box it is ON.

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    Channel This function allows you to review which channels are labeled (CH ID), which have been added to Channel Memory Manager (SCAN), and which are protected by LOCK. Ch. Manager Ant A Ant B Move Select Press CURSOR to review more channels. Press EXIT to quit menu.

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    CHANNEL MANAGER This selection contains advanced features which will make TV viewing easier and more enjoyable. Use Channel ID this feature to give up to 20 channels a name when ANTENNA signal source is selected and up to 60 channels a name when CATV signal source is selected. Channel Manager Ant A Scan...

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    This function will block out the picture and sound of the selected channel or video input. Locks It can also be used to keep the TV from being viewed for a scheduled time period that you set. The code to enter the Locks feature is a four digit secret code number. The factory preset code is 0000. Use the number buttons to select access code.

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    LOCKS Use MOVIE RATINGS to block from showing any movie you feel might have inappropriate Movie Ratings content. Locks Change Access Code Engage Lock TV Time Lock Movie Ratings CURSOR TV Ratings MENU Canadian Ratings (Eng) Canadian Ratings (Frn) Move Select Use CURSOR to select the MOVIE RATING category that you want to block.

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    Use TV RATINGS to block from showing any programs or movies you feel might have TV Ratings inappropriate content. Locks Change Access Code Engage Lock TV Time Lock Movie Ratings CURSOR TV Ratings MENU Canadian Ratings (Eng) Canadian Ratings (Frn) Move Select Use CURSOR...

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    LOCKS Canadian Ratings Use Canadian Ratings (Eng) to block any type of movie and television program in Canada that (Eng) you feel might be inappropriate in its content. Locks Change Access Code Engage Lock TV Time Lock Movie Ratings CURSOR MENU TV Ratings Canadian Ratings (Eng)

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    Use CANADIAN RATINGS (FRN) to block Canadian French programs according to various pro- Canadian Ratings (Frn) gram ratings that you feel might be inappropriate in its content. Locks Change Access Code Engage Lock TV Time Lock Movie Ratings CURSOR TV Ratings MENU Canadian Ratings (Eng) Canadian Ratings (Frn)

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    SETUP Setup Select SETUP when setting your TV up for the first time. Use the CURSOR function desired. Video Audio Ch. Manager Locks Setup CURSOR MENU Move Use CURSOR to select the sub-menu of your choice. Menu Preference This feature will allow you to select any one of three different languages for all on-screen displays. Setup Menu Preference Set The Clock...

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    Set The This function allows you to choose from two menu backgrounds. Menu Background CURSOR Use CURSOR to highlight SET THE MENU BACKGROUND (shaded or solid), and press the SELECT button to select setting. Press EXIT to quit menu or CURSOR Select SOLID for a black background (no picture can be seen behind menu screen), or select SHADED for a light background.

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    SETUP Set The Channels Select ANTENNA if you are using an indoor or outdoor antenna. Select Cable if you have cable TV. Setup Menu Preference Set The Clock Set The Channels Set The Inputs Set Event Timer Set Closed Captions About Your TV Move Select...

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    This feature will automatically store active TV channels in Auto Channel Scan. This will allow you to skip Auto Channel Scan unused channels when using CHANNEL UP ( ) or DOWN ( ). Setup Set The Channels Ant A Source Antenna Cable(1) Auto Channel Scan...

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    SETUP Set The Inputs Use this feature to give a name to any of the five video inputs. Setup Menu Preference Set The Clock Set The Channels Set The Inputs MENU Set Event Timer CURSOR Set Closed Captions About Your TV Move Select Setup...

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    Video 2 Auto Link Use this function to automatically turn the TV on and tune to Video2 when it detects a video signal to input 2. Setup Set The Inputs Video1 Rename Video2 Rename Video2 Auto Link Video3 Rename Video4 Rename Video5 Rename Move Select...

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    SETUP Set Event Timer This function will automatically turn the Projection TV on and off, one time only, every day, or once a week. If the clock is not set, you can not use this function and the screen below will appear. The message on the screen will disappear after 3 seconds, then the screen automatically goes to the clock setup mode (see page 50).

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    Closed Captions are the dialogue, narration, and/or sound effects of a television program or home video Closed Caption which are displayed on the TV screen. Your local TV program guide denotes these programs as Setup Menu Preference Set The Clock Set The Channels Set The Inputs Set Event Timer...

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    CARE OF YOUR HITACHI TELEVISION AND YOUR REMOTE CONTROL Dust the screen and cabinet with a soft cloth. Clean the screen with a soft cloth moistened in warm water and dry with a soft cloth. A mild soap may be used if the screen is extremely dirty.

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    NOTE: The TV set can generate sound distortion in external devices such as a radio. Please separate radio equipment from the TV set to a considerable distance. • IGNITION NOISE: Black spots or horizontal streaks may appear, picture may flutter or drift. Usually caused by interference from automobile ignition systems, neon lamps, electrical drills, and other electrical appliances.

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    3. If there is still no power, unplug the power cord from the wall. Wait 30 seconds and plug the power cord back in. Press the power switch again. This protective technology should provide for years of lasting entertainment from your HITACHI Projection Television. Picture blurred...

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    Video ..... .1.0Vp-p. 75 Ohm • Audio (Fixed) ... . .470mVrms, 1k Ohm Dimensions: 51F500 46F500 51G500 • Height (in.) 39 7/9...

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    Home Electronics Division Hitachi has made every effort to assure you hours of trouble free operation from your unit. However, should you require service, a network of Hitachi Authorized Service Facilities has been established in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Each facility will provide you with convenient and expedient assistance.

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    Hitachi Canada, LTD. Digital Media Division Should you have any questions regarding warranty, service, operation, or technical assistance, please contact: Look for your French Manual on the outside of the box. If the manual is missing, call for a copy.

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    NOTES...

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