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LCD REAR PROJECTION
TELEVISION
Operating Guide for
50VG825, 55VG825, 60VG825
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS....................................................................................... 2-3
FIRST TIME USE ....................................................................................................................... 4-20
THE REMOTE CONTROL ........................................................................................................ 21-38
ON-SCREEN DISPLAY ............................................................................................................ 39-88
LAMP REPLACEMENT .............................................................................................................88-91
USEFUL INFORMATION.......................................................................................................... 92-97
LICENSE AGREEMENT..................................................................................................................98
APPENDIXES ..........................................................................................................................99-100
INDEX ...........................................................................................................................................101
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF LCD REAR PROJECTION TELEVISION Operating Guide for 50VG825, 55VG825, 60VG825 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS..................2-3 FIRST TIME USE ........................4-20 THE REMOTE CONTROL ......................21-38 ON-SCREEN DISPLAY ......................39-88 LAMP REPLACEMENT ......................88-91...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Please fill out your warranty card and mail it to combination to avoid injury from tip-over. HITACHI. This will enable HITACHI to notify you 13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or promptly in the improbable event that a safety problem when unused for long periods of time.

  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    HITACHI could void the user’s television services may require the use of a set-top box. warranty.

  • Page 4: First Time Use

    1.5V batteries » IR Mouse Cable For U.S. models: For optional accessories, please access our web site at: www.hitachi.us/tv ³ Remote Control Unit CLU-3851WL (Part No. HL02065). · Two “AA” size, 1.5V batteries (P# FQ00021). » Two IR Mouse cables (P# EY01641).

  • Page 5

    The sound of moving air from the fan is normal and may be noticeable in very quiet environments. VIEWING The major benefit of the HITACHI LCD Rear PTV 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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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Hook-up Cables and Connectors 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.

  • Page 7

    Quick Reference Remote Control Buttons and Functions In addition to controlling all of the functions on your HITACHI LCD Rear Projection TV, the new remote control is designed to operate different types of devices, such as, DVD Players, CBL (Cable Boxes), set-top-boxes, satellite receivers, and VCRs.

  • Page 8: Front Panel Controls

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Front Panel Controls Lamp Temp Power MENU/SELECT PHOTO INPUT CHANNEL INPUT 5 S-VIDEO CURSOR VOLUME VIDEO L/MONO INPUT/EXIT AUDIO POWER ³ 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.

  • Page 9: Power Light

    LAMP 3. Your Hitachi LCD Rear Projection Television may appear to be OFF when it is set to input 1 ~ input 5 and the video signal is not received from the input jacks. Please make sure the Blue Power light indicator is not lit (OFF) when you are not watching for long lasting performance.

  • Page 10

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Side Panel Jacks and Connections The side panel jacks are provided as a convenience to allow you to easily connect a camcorder or VCR as shown in the following examples: PHOTO PHOTO...

  • Page 11: Rear Panel Connections

    6. INPUT 3 and INPUT 4 (Y/VIDEO) can be This card slot is for future software upgrades. used for composite video and component Hitachi will notify you if a software upgrade is video input. required for your TV. In order to receive written notification, please complete and return your warranty card.

  • Page 12

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Rear Panel Connections If the CableCARD is properly installed or not installed, ¾ TV AS CENTER (INPUTS 1-4) the TV will display the following respective screens. These jacks are for stereo amplifiers with center signal output capability.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Rear Panel Connections TIPS ON REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS Outside Antenna • S-VIDEO, Y-P and HDMI or Digital Cable External connections are provided for Digital high performance laserdisc Component players, VCRs etc.

  • Page 14: Connecting External Audio Sources

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Connecting External Audio Sources Match the numbers below to the diagram for Apparatus Claims of U.S. CableCARD™ Patent Nos. 4,631,603; speaker placement. 4,577,216; 4,819,098; (Top of card faces right) CABLE 4,907,093;...

  • Page 15: Connecting External Video Sources

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Connecting External Video Sources 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.

  • Page 16

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Connecting External Video Sources CONNECTING A COMPOSITE VIDEO AND Apparatus Claims of U.S. CableCARD™ Patent Nos. 4,631,603; STEREO AUDIO SOURCE TO INPUT1 – INPUT5 4,577,216; 4,819,098; (Top of card faces right) CABLE 4,907,093;...

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Connecting External Video Sources CONNECTING A COMPONENT SOURCE WITH Apparatus Claims of U.S. CableCARD™ Patent Nos. 4,631,603; HDMI OR DVI CAPABILITY TO INPUT 1 OR 4,577,216; 4,819,098; (Top of card faces right) CABLE 4,907,093;...

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Connecting External Video Sources CONNECTING A COMPONENT Apparatus Claims of U.S. CableCARD™ Patent Nos. 4,631,603; SOURCE TO INPUT 3 OR 4: Y-P 4,577,216; 4,819,098; (Top of card faces right) CABLE 4,907,093;...

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    5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Connecting External Video Sources Your HITACHI LCD Rear Projection Television is equipped with an AV Network feature. This feature helps to control your external Audio/Video equipment (VCR, Set Top Box, DVD, etc.). Once this is setup, it allows your IR Mouse connector to control your equipment using your HITACHI LCD Rear PTV Remote Control.

  • Page 20

    VCR recording features. Once you setup the G-LINK (IR Mouse) connector, then you can use your HITACHI LCD Rear PTV Remote Control and the TV Guide On Screen system to control your cable box and VCR recording features.

  • Page 21: The Remote Control

    In addition to controlling all the functions on your To operate additional audio equipment, point the HITACHI LCD Rear Projection TV, the new remote remote at the remote sensor of the component you control is designed to operate different types of...

  • Page 22

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF How to Use the Remote to Control Your TV POWER button Press this button to turn the TV set on or off when the remote is in TV mode. (See page 21 for instructions on how to set the remote control to TV mode.) MODE Indicator...

  • Page 23

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF 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 format received, the picture format ratio allows you to adjust the images through the following options.

  • Page 24

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF How to Use the Remote to Control Your TV DAY/NIGHT button EXIT button Press this button to toggle between Day and Night This button will exit all On-Screen Displays. picture mode settings.

  • Page 25

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF How to Use the Remote to Control Your TV PHOTO INPUT This feature is useful for viewing digital still pictures from your digital camera, USB Drive or memory cards USB drive using the Photo Input in the right side panel of the TV.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF How to Use the Remote to Control Your ROTATE Select this menu item to rotate selected photos either clockwise (CURSOR PAD ) and counterclockwise (CURSOR PAD SLIDESHOW Select this menu item to start a slideshow of the digital photos.

  • Page 27

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF How to Use the Remote to Control Your TV LAST CHANNEL (LAST CH) button Press the channel (CH) wheel to switch to Favorite Press this button to toggle between the current and (FAV) channel mode.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Picture-In-Picture (PIP) Your HITACHI LCD Rear PTV incorporates Two Tuner technology designed for improved viewing enjoyment. Apparatus Claims of U.S. CableCARD™ Patent Nos. 4,631,603; 4,577,216; 4,819,098;...

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Picture-in-Picture (PIP) PIP MODE PICTURE-IN-PICTURE SURF MODE PICTURE-IN-PICTURE Select AIR from the INPUTS menu. Select a channel Surf Mode PIP automatically scans all active channels that has a 1080i signal. To prevent a pattern burn, (those set in Memory) and displays them as PIP sub- occasionally move the sub-picture using the CURSOR pictures or Thumbnails.

  • Page 30

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Picture-in-Picture (PIP) SPLIT FREEZE PAUSE button Press the PAUSE button to freeze the picture you If you wish to freeze the sub-picture, press the are currently viewing (only the right sub-picture will PAUSE button.

  • Page 31

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF The Remote Control for Cable Box Functions Operating the precoded function for your cable box. This remote is designed to operate different types of cable boxes. You must first program the remote to match the remote system of your cable box (refer to pages 37-38 for pre-codes).

  • Page 32

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF The Remote Control for Set-Top Box/Satelite Receiver Functions Operating the precoded function for your set-top- box/satellite receiver. This remote is designed to operate different types of set-top-box/satellite systems.

  • Page 33

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF The Remote Control for DVD Functions 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 pages 37-38 for pre-codes).

  • Page 34

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF The Remote Control for VCR/PVR Functions Operating the precoded function for your VCR/PVR (Personal Video Recorder). This remote is designed to operate different types of VCRs/PVRs. You must first program the remote to match the remote system of your VCR/PVR (refer to pages 37-38 for pre-codes).

  • Page 35

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF The Remote Control for Additional Audio Equipment Operating the precoded function for your Audio component. This remote is designed to operate different types of Audio component. You must first program the remote to match the remote system of your Audio component (refer to pages 37-38 for pre-codes).

  • Page 36

    6. The remote will now control the desired device. 7. Pressing the ENTER (ENT) button will now access the video input (1-5) of the desired device. SETUP EXAMPLE (Hitachi DVD with precode 0573 connected to INPUT 1 of the TV) Select DVD mode by using your SOURCE ACCESS NOTE: 1.

  • Page 37: Remote Control Codes

    Go Video ..0744, 0715, 0783, Bell South ......0899 Hewlett Packard ....1972 Sanyo ..0047, 0240, 0104, 0046 ......0833, 0869, 1075 Cabletenna ......0022 Hitachi 0000, 0041, 0042, 0105 Scott ....0184, 0045, 0121, Gradiente ......0651 Cableview ......0022 Howard Computers....1972 ......0043, 0210, 0212 Greenhill ......0717 Century ......0153...

  • Page 38

    Gradiente ......0856 Toshiba ......0353 ........0039, 0309 Paragon ......0000 HTS ........0775 Victor ........0331 Thorens......1189 Philips ......0305, 0317 Hitachi........0819 Wards ....0013, 0078, 0211 Toshiba ......1572 Pioneer0023, 0025, 0031, 0153, homecable ......0238 Yamaha ....0354, 0133 Victor ........0074 ....0144, 0533, 0877, 1877 Hughes Network Systems 1142, Wards .0014, 0080, 0158, 0189...

  • Page 39: On-screen Display

    5% Off with coupon code 5PDF On-Screen Display 1. Press MENU on the remote control to display the different features on your HITACHI LCD Rear Projection TV. 2. Press the CURSOR buttons to navigate and highlight a different feature of the On-Screen Display menu.

  • Page 40

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF On-Screen Display Video Channel Manager Picture Mode Select between the two picture Signal Meter Access Signal Meter. modes; Day and Night. Auto Channel Scan Set Auto Channel Scan. Contrast Adjust contrast.

  • Page 41

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Video Video Video Audio TV Guide On Screen Select VIDEO to adjust picture settings and improve Channel Manager Locks picture quality. You can independently customize each Timers of the Video Inputs to your preference to increase Setup...

  • Page 42

    3:2 pulldown. When Auto Movie Mode is turned ON from the VIDEO menu, your Hitachi LCD Rear Projection Television will activate the circuitry for this special feature to improve video performance when watching film based sources.

  • Page 43

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Video Vertical Position This function allows you to select when aspect style is either 4:3 EXPANDED/ZOOM1/ZOOM2 or 16:9 ZOOM. Vertical position can be changed with these modes. For example, it will be useful for centering the picture area at both the top and bottom of the picture with 480i/480P signal.

  • Page 44

    Sound reproduction quality enhancement system. The BBE technology produces sound that is natural and crisp from just two speakers or the two internal speakers found in your HITACHI television. If your HITACHI television is connected to an external audio system, BBE will also create an incredible crisp sound experience from two speakers.

  • Page 45

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Audio Audio Source STEREO (ST) Multi-Channel Television Sound will allow you to select STEREO (a stereo broadcast), MONO (monaural sound) Show Name Cable 3 3:00PM- 3:30PM KXYZ-HD used when receiving a weak stereo broadcast or TV-G...

  • Page 46

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Audio Use the functions below if your TV is connected to an Audio amplifier/receiver with OPTICAL DIGITAL INPUT with Treble Dolby Digital or PCM decoder capabilities. Bass Balance 1.

  • Page 47

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen TV Guide On Screen Screen 2: Enter the ZIP code (USA) or postal code (Canada): The TV Guide On-Screen system is a built-in feature Use the Numeric buttons and the CURSOR PAD that provides a channel lineup and program listings in for letter entries to enter the ZIP code (USA)

  • Page 48

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen Screen 4: Screen 7: Do you have a Cable box connected? This screen shows the correct way to setup the Use the CURSOR PAD to highlight your Cable box with the G-LINK.

  • Page 49

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen Screen 10: Screen 13: The TV Guide On Screen system will test the code Please confirm your initial settings. Use the CURSOR PAD to highlight your choice, of your Cable box.

  • Page 50

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen Screen 16: Screen 19: This screen shows the correct way to setup the The TV Guide On Screen system will test the code VCR with the G-LINK.

  • Page 51

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen Screen 22: Congratulations! The TV Guide On Screen system setup is complete. Press the SELECT button to finalize. Screen 23: The last screen gives tips on using the TV Guide On Screen system.

  • Page 52

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen Using the TV Guide On Screen System This free interactive program guide provides up to 8 days of TV programming. The advanced program listings make watching and recording TV shows and programs much easier.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen NAVIGATING THE TV GUIDE ON SCREEN SYSTEM • Press the GUIDE button while watching TV to access the TV Guide On Screen system. The LISTINGS screen will be presented with the current show displayed in the Video Window.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen TV Guide On Screen Icons Icon NAME DESCRIPTION Progress Bar - Elapsed time in current program Info Icon - Indicates Info Box has additional sizes and information. HDTV - Program is presented in High Definition.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen Four (4) Services: Press the MENU button while a program is highlighted • LISTINGS to access the Episode Options Panel Menu. • SEARCH •...

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen SEARCH: The SEARCH service screen allows you to find 2. Press the CURSOR PAD to highlight a programs by the following: subcategory (Example: ALL). •...

  • Page 57

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen Example: Keyword Search 6. A list of all the shows that matched the keyword is displayed. The Keyword search allows you to enter a word or words to find a program title that matches.

  • Page 58

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen SCHEDULE: How to Record: The SCHEDULE Service screen allows you to review, The Record options can be set in the LISTINGS, SEARCH, and SCHEDULE Services. You can also edit edit and delete Record and Remind events.

  • Page 59

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen • Use Manual Recording: Recording Conflict: 1. From the SERVICE bar, use the CURSOR PAD A recording conflict message will appear if: •...

  • Page 60

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen How to set a reminder: • Set Manual reminder 1. From the Service bar, use the CURSOR PAD • Set from the Panel Menu to highlight SCHEDULE, and then press the 1.

  • Page 61

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen Reminder Notification Banner SETUP: The SETUP Service screen allows you to modify settings that were entered at initial TV Guide On Screen Depending on your option settings, a notification banner will appear at the scheduled reminder time.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen CHANGE SYSTEM SETTINGS: 1. From the SETUP Screen, use the CURSOR PAD Use this option if you want to change something after to highlight Change Channel Display, and then completing initial TV Guide On Screen system setup.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen CHANGE DEFAULT OPTIONS: RECORD DEFAULTS Use this option to change default settings: 1. From the SETUP screen, use the CURSOR PAD • General Defaults •...

  • Page 64

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen IR DEFAULTS IR Defaults lets you modify the channel dialing defaults if your cable box and/or VCR is not changing channels properly. 1.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Channel Manager Channel Manager Video Audio Channel Manager Select CHANNEL MANAGER to set your Antenna Locks Timers options, run Auto Channel Scan, Check Signal Meter Setup and Set Channel List.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Channel Manager Auto Channel Scan Channel Manager This feature will automatically store active TV channels Signal Meter in Auto Channel Scan memory. Auto Channel Scan Channel List Move Return 1.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Locks Locks Video Audio Channel Manager This function will block out the picture and sound of the Locks Timers selected channel or video input. It can also be used to Setup keep the TV from being viewed for a scheduled time Move...

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Locks Rear Panel Jacks Movie Ratings Locks Use Movie Ratings to prevent viewing of any movie that Change Access Code you feel may be inappropriate due to its content. Engage Lock Movie Ratings TV Ratings...

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Locks TV Ratings Locks Use TV RATINGS to prevent the viewing of any TV Change Access Code program that you feel may be inappropriate due to its Engage Lock content.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Locks Canadian Ratings (Eng) Locks Use CANADIAN RATINGS (ENG) to block any type of Change Access Code movie and television program in Canada that you feel Engage Lock might be inappropriate in its content.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Locks Canadian Ratings (Frn) Locks Use CANADIAN RATINGS (FRN) to block Canadian Change Access Code French programs according to various program ratings Engage Lock that you feel might be inappropriate in its content. Movie Ratings TV Ratings Canadian Ratings(Eng)

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Timers Timers Video Audio TV Guide On Screen Select TIMERS to set your Clock, Sleep Timer, Event Channel Manager Locks Timer and Day/Night Timer Recordings. Timers Setup 1.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Timers Set Sleep Timer Timers Select this feature to set your SLEEP TIMER from 30 Set The Clock -- : -- AM PST minutes to 3 hours (30 minute increments). Set Sleep Timer 0:00 Set Day/Night Timer...

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Setup Setup Video Audio TV Guide On Screen Select SETUP when setting your TV up for the first Channel Manager Locks time. Timers Setup 1. Use the CURSOR PAD to highlight the Move Select...

  • Page 75

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Setup Lamp Power Control Setup Use this feature to have the TV turned OFF Menu Preference automatically when a video signal is not detected for Lamp Power Control 15 minutes.

  • Page 76

    Set AV Net Use this feature to control your external Audio/Video equipment using your HITACHI LCD Rear PTV Remote Control. The IR Mouse cable must be properly connected for the AV NET feature to work.

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    AV Net Setup Wizard please choose “Other” and proceed to the Learning mode. Welcome to the AV Net Setup Wizard. Brand Name Hitachi (44/54) Before starting this wizard, please make sure IR Code Set (1/12) that all devices are connected appropiately...

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    Source labeling. AV Net Setup Wizard AV Net Setup Wizard : A/V Receiver Setup Welcome to the AV Net Setup Wizard. Brand Name Hitachi (44/54) IR Code Set (3/12) Before starting this wizard, please make sure that all devices are connected appropiately...

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    AV/NET codes. AV Net Setup Wizard : Device Settings DVD Settings After programming your equipment to the AV NET and Brand Name Hitachi (31/77) the Soft Keys do not work, you can manually “LEARN” IR Code Set (1/5) each one by completing the Learning Mode.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Setup 10. If the IR code transfer was successful, the Use the CURSOR PAD to select screen below appears, then select “OK” to “Other” from brand name choices. continue setup.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Setup 23. Select “YES” to setup another device or select 16. Use the CURSOR PAD to select the “No, thanks, I’m done” to exit the AV Net A/V Receiver Source if you have connected the setup.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Setup 13. Select another softkey to learn or select Use the CURSOR PAD to choose the “DONE” to move on to the next screen. device you wish to learn. (Example: DVD 3) Select NEXT to continue.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Setup 19. Continue with the normal procedures to setup TV Input, Monitor Out, Optical Out and the labeling of the source buttons. 20. Select “YES” to setup another device or select “No thanks, I’m done”...

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Setup Set Closed Caption Setup Closed Captions are the dialogue, narration, and/or Menu Preference sound effects of a television program or home video Lamp Power Control which are displayed on the TV screen.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Setup Set Monitor Out Setup This feature will select the source of the Monitor Menu Preference Output. Screen Saver Set The Inputs Set AV NET Monitor: Set Closed Captions Select MONITOR to output the audio and Set Monitor Out...

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Setup MONITOR: Available Monitor Out Signals Input Mode Monitor Out S-Video Video L/R HiFi Digital No Macrovision S-Video YES YES (Air or Channel Macrovision S-Video Cable) Analog Channel Video Input 1...

  • Page 87

    Set The Inputs Set AV NET future software upgrade is required for your TV, Set Closed Captions HITACHI will notify and provide you with a flash card. Set Monitor Out Upgrades In order to receive written notification and the flash Quick Start Up card, please complete and return the warranty card.

  • Page 88: Lamp Replacement

    30-45 minutes. If “LAMP” indicator is still lit, please contact your authorized service center (see page 97). NOTES: • Contact your Hitachi dealer for a new lamp unit. Using other lamps may cause damage to the TV Set. MODEL# LAMP TYPE...

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Lamp Replacement Lamp Replacement Turn off the main power switch and unplug the power cord. 120V Lamp Temp Power CAUTION: The lamp is very hot and may cause fire or severe burns. Wait at least 30~45 minutes to allow the lamp to cool before proceeding with lamp removal.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Lamp Replacement Remove the screw securing the lamp cover with a Phillips head screw driver as shown. Remove the lamp cover. SCREW PHILLIPS HEAD SCREW DRIVER LAMP COVER CAUTION: The lamp is very hot and may cause fire or severe burns.

  • Page 91

    For lamp recycling and disposal information, go to www.lamprecycle.org. For product recycling and disposal information, contact your local government agency or eRecycle.org (in California), the Electronic Industries Alliance at www.eiae.org (in the US) or Electronic Product Stewardship Canada atwww.epsc.ca (in Canada). For more information, call “1-800-Hitachi”.

  • Page 92: Useful Information

    TROUBLESHOOTING HITACHI LCD Rear Projection Television incorporates advanced power surge protection technology designed to protect against component or circuit damage due to external or internal voltage power surges. IF YOUR TELEVISION SHOULD APPEAR TO HAVE A LOSS OF POWER, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE: 1.

  • Page 93

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen System Frequently Asked Questions TV Guide On-Screen System If I add a recorder or change my cable service, how do I change my Setup information? Frequently Asked Questions Highlight the Setup Service in the Guide.

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF TV Guide On Screen System Frequently Asked Questions What do the frequencies for Record and Remind mean? • Once—records/reminds the show one time • Daily (manual only)—records/reminds the time, channel, and input combination Monday through Friday •...

  • Page 95: Reception Problems

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Reception Problems 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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    Optical Out (Digital Audio) ..1 optical connector programming. Certain advanced interactive digital cable services may require the use of a set-top- DIMENSIONS: box: video-on-demand, cable operator enhanced 50VG825 55VG825 60VG825 program guide, data enhanced television service. Height (in.) 28 11/16...

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    HITACHI CANADA, LTD. HOME ELECTRONICS DIVISION DIGITAL MEDIA DIVISION HITACHI has made every effort to assure you hours of Should you have any questions regarding warranty, trouble free operation from your unit. However, should service, operation, or technical assistance, please...

  • Page 98: License Agreement

    North America only. You agree that you will not export or HITACHI DTV Software (this “Agreement”) is a legal agreement between you (“you” or “your”), in your capacity as the owner of a HITACHI brand re-export the Software. You specifically agree not to export or re- digital television (the “DTV”), and HITACHI America, Ltd., Home...

  • Page 99: Appendixes

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Appendixes Appendix A: IMAGE INPUT INPUT TYPE FORMAT ASPECT VIDEO ID AUTO ASPECT Air or Cable NTSC On/Off (Analog Channels) Inputs 1 & 2 HDMI 480i/480p 16:9 16:9 Letter...

  • Page 100: Appendixes

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Appendixes Appendix E THINGS TO CHECK WHEN USING THE After the CableCARD has been successfully installed, a CableCARD / CableCARD Services CableCARD Information menu appears in the SETUP menu of the On-Screen Display.

  • Page 101: Index

    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Index Accessories ..............4 Input button............7, 24 Antennas (Connecting) ..........6 Aspect Ratio.............23 Lamp Replacement..........88-91 Audio Language Languages ............46 Menu Language............74 Dolby Digital ............46 Audio Language ...........46 DRC (Dynamic Range Compression) ....46 Locks SRS...............44 Change Access Code...........67...

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    SALE on Projector Bulbs at www.BulbAmerica.com take additional 5% Off with coupon code 5PDF Notes...

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