20SA4B, 20SA2B OPERATING GUIDE Your new HITACHI Color TV incorporates a host of features designed to give you excellent performance if you follow the instructions in this manual. We recommend that you read the following instructions and "IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS" notice before turning on your TV set for the first time.
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS Follow all warnings and instructions marked on this television receiver. 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 "dangerous voltage"...
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS WARNING: POWER SOURCE: This TV set operates only on AC 120 volts 60 Hz. To prevent fire or shock hazard, connect this TV set to 120V AC 60Hz (house current) ONLY. Never connect the TV to 50 Hz or DIRECT CURRENT POWER SOURCES. This TV set is equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other).
Please read it carefully and apply the knowledge you obtain from it to the proper operation of your HITACHI television receiver. Please fill out your warranty card at once and mail it to HITACHI. This will enable HITACHI to notify you promptly in the improbable event that a safety problem should be discovered in your model of product.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 3 Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in fire or electric shock. 4 Do not allow anything to rest on or roll over the power cord, and do not place the TV where the power cord is subject to traffic or abuse.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS appliance. Use only with a cart or stand recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the television set. Wall or shelf mounting should follow the manufacturer's instructions, and should use a mounting kit approved by the manufacturer. 11-2 An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS • Never place the set near or over a radiator or heat register. • Never place the set in a "built-in" enclosure, unless proper ventilation provided. PROTECTION AND LOCATION OF YOUR SET 16-1 If an outside antenna is connected to the television 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, NFPA No.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 19 This television set should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply at your home, consult your television dealer or local power company. For television sets designed to operate from battery power, refer to the operating instructions.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS they may cause hazards. 26 When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
REAR PANEL JACKS REAR PANEL JACKS Descriptions of connections are shown on pages in circles . Rear view illustration...
HOW TO USE FRONT PANEL CONTROLS HOW TO USE FRONT PANEL CONTROLS TURNING THE SET ON - POWER BUTTON Push the POWER BUTTON to turn the set ON. (To turn the set OFF, push the POWER BUTTON again.) VOLUME CONTROL - VOLUME CONTROL Push the right side ( the left side ( : DOWN ) of the VOLUME BUTTON to make the sound softer.
PICTURE CAUTIONS PICTURE CAUTIONS When using TV games, computers and similar products with your TV, keep the CONTRAST and BRIGHTNESS functions at low settings. If a fixed (non-moving) pattern is left on the screen for long periods of time at a high CONTRAST or BRIGHTNESS setting, the image can be permanently imprinted onto the screen.
THE GENIUS REMOTE CONTROL (CLU-691GR) 20SA4B THE GENIUS REMOTE CONTROL (CLU-691GR) 20SA4B In addition to controlling all the functions on your Hitachi Color TV, the new Genius Remote control is designed to operate different types of VCR's (also abbreviated VTR) and different types of CATV converters (cable boxes) with one touch.
THE GENIUS REMOTE CONTROL CLU-681GJ (MODEL 20SA2B) THE GENIUS REMOTE CONTROL CLU-681GJ (MODEL 20SA2B) In addition to controlling all the functions on your Hitachi Color TV, the new Genius Remote control is designed to operate different types of VCR's (also abbreviated VTR) and different types of CATV converters (cable boxes) with one touch.
HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR T.V. HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR T.V. Remote control illustration (with switch in TV position) Remote control illustration (with switch in MENU/CATV position) POWER button Press this button to turn the TV set on or off. RECALL button When you want to check the channel being received, or if it has a stereo (ST) or second audio (SA) program, press the "RECALL"...
HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR T.V. CHANNEL SELECTOR buttons Enter two or three numbers to select channels. Enter a "0" first for channels 1 to 9. Use the "100" button for channels 100 and higher. Channel selection may also be performed by pressing channel up ( NOTE: THE TV MAY NOT RECEIVE SOME CHANNELS IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE CORRECT AIR/CABLE MODE.
HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR T.V. LAST CHANNEL (LST-CH) button Use this button to select between the last two channels viewed. (Good for watching two sporting events, etc.) LIGHT button (For Model 20SA4B only) When you are in a dark room, press this button to light up the volume and channel buttons.
The functions in purple can be selected by pressing ENTER. To exit the on-screen display, press MENU or RECALL. NOTE: To use the NUMBER buttons to control your Hitachi TV, the MULTI-PAGE SELECT switch must be set to "TV" mode.
-SET UP- FUNCTIONS Use the CURSOR UP or DOWN to highlight the function to change, press ENTER to change the function, and press MENU to exit. NOTE: The word MUTE will not be displayed if the DISPLAY is ON. If you do not have sound, make sure MUTE is not set.
-SET UP- FUNCTIONS If certain CATV channels are poor or not possible in the CATV mode, set the - AIR/CABLE- select to CATV2. • AUTOPROGRAM This feature will automatically store active TV channels in CHANNEL MEMORY. This will allow you to skip over unused channels when using the CHANNEL UP ( DOWN ( ) buttons.
-SET UP- FUNCTIONS The code to set or cancel CHILD LOCK is a three digit key number. The factory preset key number is 000. The picture and sound will now be blocked out for this channel. Repeat the same steps to cancel the CHILD LOCK.
-SET UP- FUNCTIONS • ON TIMER This function will automatically turn the TV on. Select MENU, 1, ENTER, 5, ENTER to select the ON TIMER. Press the CURSOR (one time only) or MODE: DAILY (TV will turn on at the same time every day.). Press the CURSOR or NUMBER buttons to select the CHANNEL the TV will tune to when the TV automatically turns on.
-SOUND- FUNCTIONS -SOUND- FUNCTIONS • SOUND FUNCTIONS Use the sound settings to improve the sound performance of your TV depending on listening conditions. Press MENU, 3, ENTER, 2, ENTER, to display the SOUND SETTING. Use the CURSOR Press ENTER to set a function or to turn it on or off. •...
• Refer to the instruction manual for the VCR to operate buttons exclusively for the VCR. • Be sure to keep the original remote control for the VCR even if you use the Hitachi Genius remote to control your VCR.
• When operating your TV or VCR, remember to set the Multi-Page select switch to the proper position. • Be sure to keep the original remote control for the cable box even if you use the Hitachi Genius remote to control the cable box.
USING THE GENIUS REMOTE TO CONTROL CABLE BOX FUNCTIONS TABLE 1. VCR Precoded remote controls VCR BRAND Press SELECT and this button Canon Citizen Curtis Mathes Dimensia Goldstar Hitachi Instant Replay JC Penny 1/6/9 Kenwood Magnavox Marantz Marta Memorex Minolta...
USING THE GENIUS REMOTE TO CONTROL CABLE BOX FUNCTIONS TABLE 2. Cable Box Precoded remote controls CATV Brand Press SELECT and this button General Instrument 0/1/2/3/8 Hamlin Jerrold Pioneer Regal Scientific Atlantic Viewstar Zenith 0/1/2/3/8...
EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS CONNECTING EXTERNAL AUDIO AMPLIFIER To control the audio level of an external audio amplifier with the remote transmitter, connect the system as shown below. (Fig. 1) FIG. 1 NOTE: To prevent damage to the speaker and distorted sound, set the volume control of the audio amplifier lower and adjust the sound level using the volume control on the remote transmitter of the TV set.
CONNECTING EXTERNAL VIDEO SOURCES CONNECTING EXTERNAL VIDEO SOURCES The exact arrangement you use to connect the Video Cassette Recorder, Video Disc Player and Video Camera 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 its video and audio inputs and outputs.
CONNECTING EXTERNAL VIDEO SOURCES CONNECTING MONAURAL AUDIO VCR or VIDEO DISC PLAYER Connect the cable from the VIDEO OUT of the VCR or the Video Disc Player to the INPUT (VIDEO) jack on the TV set. (Fig. 1) Connect the cable from the AUDIO OUT of the VCR to the INPUT (MONO)/L (AUDIO) jack.
For information regarding how to obtain these accessories, please call TOLL FREE 1- 800-448-2244 fro your nearest Hitachi Authorized Parts Distributor in the continental United States. For Alaska and Hawaii, please contact the nearest Hitachi Regional Office. TRANSMITTER BATTERY INSTALLATION AND REPLACEMENT Open the battery cover of the Remote transmitter by pushing the notched part of the cover with your finger.
TROUBLESHOOTING TROUBLESHOOTING RECEPTION PROBLEMS (EXTERNAL TO THE TV) • 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. • GHOSTS: Ghosts are caused by the television signal following two paths.
SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS Features: • Super Fine Quality 430 Lines Horizontal Resolution (20SA4B) • Dark Tint Picture Tube • Genius Remote Controls many VCR brands and cable boxes • Full Function Menu On-Screen Display • Set of Input Jacks and variable audio output jacks •...
1-800-448-2244 Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc. 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.