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Operating Guide for P50A402, P50A202
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...................................................................... 2-4
FIRST TIME USE ...................................................................................................... 5-17
THE REMOTE CONTROL ......................................................................................... 18-27
ON-SCREEN DISPLAY .......................................................................................... 28-41
USEFUL INFORMATION ........................................................................................ 42-49
LIMITED WARRANTY .................................................................................................... 50
APPENDIXES ................................................................................................................. 58
INDEX ............................................................................................................................. 59
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Safety is also foremost in our minds in the design of these units. To help you operate these products properly, this section illustrates safety tips which will be of benefit to you. Please read it carefully and apply the knowledge you obtain from it to the proper operation of your Hitachi plasma television.
  • Page 3 Modifications The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc, may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 4 • Flat Panel displays that are inappropriately situated on dresser, bookcases, shelves, desks, speakers, chest or carts may fall over and cause injury. HITACHI CARES! • The consumer electronics industry is commited to making home entertainment enjoyable and safe.
  • Page 5: First Time Use

    Energy Saving Features Congratulations on purchasing a ENERGY STAR ® qualifying product. This Hitachi product as shipped from the factory meets the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements established for both “On” and “Standby” Operation. Certain features and functionality provided in this product may result in increased energy use beyond that intended by the ENERGY STAR program.
  • Page 6 Batteries (2) (Part No. EV01841 or EV02351) Easy Graphic Guide For optional accessories, please access our web site at: and pulling it in the direction of aking sure the tabs rest in the corresponding holes and push Operating Guide...
  • Page 7 How To Install Your New Hitachi Plasma Television To take measures to prevent the Plasma Television from tipping over and prevent possible injury it is important to mount the unit in a stable and flat surface. Caution when moving the main unit As this product is heavy, whenever it is moved, at least two people are required to transport it safely.
  • Page 8 Plasma Display Panel. Accordingly, Hitachi accepts no responsability or liability for any injuries or property damage resulting from the use of such third party brackets/devices. Hitachi strongly advices that any installation of this Plasma Display Panel using wall mounting brackets/devices be performed only by a qualified and experienced television installation technician who has completed a thorough evaluation of: a) the weight-bearing strength and stability of the intended wall mount surface;...
  • Page 9 Set-Top-Boxes or DVD players equipped with an HDMI output connection (see page 14 for reference). UPGRADE CARD This card slot is for future software upgrades. Hitachi will notify you if a software upgrade is required for your TV. R/C and...
  • Page 10 Antenna Input To switch between Cable and Air input, go to the Channel Manager option to change the signal source CABLE or AIR (see page 33). Component: Y-PBPR and Audio Inputs INPUTS 1 and 2 provide Y-PBPR and Audio jacks for connecting equipment with this capability, such as a DVD player or Set Top Box.
  • Page 11 Quick Reference Remote Control Buttons and Functions In addition to controlling all of the functions on your Hitachi Plasma 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. The remote control must be programmed to control the chosen device.
  • Page 12 NOTE Connecting a 300-Ohm twin lead connector may cause interference. Using a 75-Ohm coaxial cable is recommended. 2. CONNECT YOUR NEW HITACHI PLASMA TV TO THE POWER SOURCE Connect the power cord to your TV set and secure it with the cable tie (see page 7) .
  • Page 13 TV Setup Wizard Your Hitachi Plasma television has a TV Setup Wizard feature which has the ability to help you easily setup the first time you turn on your TV and find the channels available in your area. Please follow the instructions below.
  • Page 14 The following connection diagrams are offered as suggestions. However, you may need to modify them to accommodate your particular assortment of components and features. For best performance, video and audio cables should be made from coaxial shielded wire. The SIDE panel HDMI jack is provided as a convenience to allow you to easily connect HDMI or DVI signals from a DVD, Set-Top-Box, Video Game as shown in the following examples (When a DVI product is connected, a separate audio connection is necessary for audio.
  • Page 15: Rear Panel Connections

    Rear Panel Connections Outside antenna Cable TV coaxial cable 2-Way signal splitter STEREO SYSTEM AMPLIFIER NOTE Cables are optional, except when specified. TIPS ON REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS ♦ COMPONENT Y-PBPR (Input 1 & 2) or HDMI (1 & 2) connections are provided for high performance DVD players, VCRs etc. that have this feature.
  • Page 16 CONNECTING A VIDEO AND MONAURAL AUDIO SOURCE TO INPUT 1 or 2 Connect the VIDEO and AUDIO cable from the VIDEO and AUDIO OUT jack of the VCR to the INPUT 1 or 2 (VIDEO) and (MONO)/L(AUDIO) jack, as shown on the Rear Panel on the right.
  • Page 17 Rear Panel Connections CONNECTING AN EQUIPMENT SOURCE WITH HDMI OR DVI CAPABILITY TO HDMI 1, HDMI 2 Connect the HDMI or DVI to HDMI connection cable from the output of the HDTV set top box or DVD player to the HDMI input as shown on the Rear panel at right.
  • Page 18: The Remote Control

    Press this button to turn the TV set on or off when the remote is in TV mode. DEVICE buttons In addition to controlling all the functions on your HITACHI Plasma TV, the new remote control is designed to operate different types of VCRs, cable boxes, set-top-boxes, satellite receivers, DVD players, and other audio/video equipment with one touch.
  • Page 19: Guide Button

    How to Use the Remote to Control your TV (-) DASH /Sleep Button Use the (-) DASH button with the CHANNEL SELECTOR buttons to enter Digital Channels that have subchannel numbers indicated by (-) DASH (example 15-1). For TV mode only, press to Set the Sleep Timer from 30 minutes to 3 hours in 30 minutes increments.
  • Page 20 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. For Automatic aspect ratio adjustment depending on the input signal to fill the screen please refer to Auto Aspect function on page 31.
  • Page 21: How To Use The Remote To Control Your Tv

    How to Use the Remote to Control your TV DAY/NIGHT button Press this button to toggle between Dynamic, Day and Night picture mode settings. Select DYNAMIC for day time viewing with more brightness and contrast to compete with room light. Select DAY for automatic brightness and contrast adjustment.
  • Page 22 If done correctly, the device LED indicator will blink 3 times to confirm proper setup. The remote will now control the desired device. SETUP EXAMPLE (Hitachi Cable Box with precode 0003) Turn ON your Cable box. Select Cable mode by using your SAT/CBL button to position the LED indicator on SAT/CBL.
  • Page 23 How to Use the Remote to Control your AV Equipment MY CABLE BOX CODE IS:_____________________ Refer to instruction manual of the Cable Box NOTE for operation of the buttons exclusively for the Cable Box. PRECODED CABLE BOX buttons These buttons transmit the chosen precoded cable codes : -Power -Cursor &...
  • Page 24 MY DVD PLAYER CODE IS:_____________________ Refer to instruction manual of the DVD Player NOTE for operation of the buttons exclusively for the DVD Player. PRECODED DVD buttons These buttons transmit the chosen precoded DVD codes : -Power -Number PAD -Menu -Info -Channel Up &...
  • Page 25 How to Use the Remote to Control your AV Equipment MY AUDIO/VIDEO RECEIVER (AVR) CODE IS:______________________ AVR Device Refer to the instruction manual of the AVR for NOTE Button operation of the buttons exclusively for the AVR. PRECODED AVR buttons These buttons transmit the chosen precoded AVR codes : -Power...
  • Page 27: Remote Control Codes

  • Page 28: On-Screen Display

    Select The On Screen Display (OSD) for the different submenus shown in next pages are for illustration purposes only, NOTE therefore; doesn't reflect the actual appearance of the OSD of your Hitachi Plasma TV. Video Picture Mode Select between 3 pictures modes; Dynamic, Day and Night.
  • Page 29: Channel Manager

    On-Screen Display Audio Treble Adjust the intensity of high frequencies. Bass Adjust the intensity of low frequencies. Balance Adjust the balance. Surround Select Surround settings (Off, Normal, Wide) Bass Boost Select Bass Boost option ON or OFF. Audio Source Select between three Audio Sources (ST, Mono, SAP). Internal Speakers Select internal or external speakers.
  • Page 30 Select VIDEO to adjust picture settings and improve picture quality. You can independently customize each of the video inputs to your preference to increase viewing performance and pleasure depending upon the video program being viewed. If RESET is selected, only the selected input will reset to initial conditions. Video Audio Channel Manager...
  • Page 31 This involves a process known as 3:2 pulldown. When AUTO MOVIE MODE is set to ON your Hitachi Plasma Television will activate the circuitry for this special feature to improve video performance when watching interlace format film based sources.
  • Page 32 Select AUDIO to adjust the sound to your preference. Video Audio Channel Manager Locks Timers Setup Move Audio Treble Bass Balance Surround Bass Boost Audio Source Stereo Internal Speakers Auto Noise Cancel Perfect Volume Move Select Audio Menu Settings Adjustment Press CURSOR PAD to select menu item.
  • Page 33 Please review this Operating Guide for further information regarding such connections. Reset Hitachi supports the DTV transition and as a member of the DTV Transition Coalition urges consumers to visit these web sites for interactive guides and further detailed information: •...
  • Page 34 This function will block out the picture and sound of the selected channel or video input. Video Audio Channel Manager Locks Timers Setup Move The code to enter the Locks feature is a four digit access code number. The factory preset code is 0000. Use the NUMBER buttons to enter the access code.
  • Page 35 Locks Motion Picture Ratings Table NOT RATED Contains no rating. Not Rated (NR) and Not Applicable (NA) programs. Movie has not been rated or ratings do not apply. General audiences. All ages admitted. Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. PG-13 Parents strongly cautioned.
  • Page 36 Canadian Ratings French Chart General - Programming intended for audiences of all ages. Contains no violence, or the violence content is minimal or is depicted appropriately with humor or caricature or in an unrealistic manner. 8 ans+ 8 + General - Not recommended for young children - Programming intended for a broad audience but contains light or occasional violence that could disturb young children.
  • Page 37 Timers Select TIMERS to set your Clock, Sleep Timer and Day/Night Timer. Video Audio Channel Manager Locks Timers Setup Move Timers Set The Clock - - : - - AM PST Set Sleep Timer 0 : 00 Set Day/Night Timer Not Set Set Event Timer Not Set...
  • Page 38 Set Event Timer This function will automatically operate the Plasma TV viewing reservation of a program. If the clock is not set, you can not use this function and the screen at right will appear. The message on the screen will disappear after 3 seconds, then the screen automatically goes to the clock setup mode (see Set The Clock).
  • Page 39 Use the Press the Press the Set The Energy Options Use this feature to enable power consumption saving settings on your Hitachi Plasma TV. Setup Set The Energy Options Picture Energy Saving Auto Sync. Saving Auto TV Off When the Automatic TV Off feature is active.
  • Page 40 Auto Sync. Saving Use this feature to turn power off automatically when a video input signal is not detected for 30 seconds. NOTE This feature works only for INPUT 1, 2, 3 and HDMI 1, 2, 3. Auto TV Off Use this feature to turn power off automatically when no operation of TV is detected for more than 3 hrs.
  • Page 41 This function allows the TV software to be upgraded by using a flash card (MMC/SD CARD). If a future software upgrade is required for your TV, HITACHI will notify and provide you with a flash card. In order to receive written notification and the flash card, please complete and return the warranty card.
  • Page 42: Useful Information

    If there is a problem with your TV, before calling a service technician, check the following tables first. If the problem cannot be solved with the suggested procedures, contact 800-HITACHI. For your safety, NEVER try to repair the product yourself.
  • Page 43: Symptom And Checklist

    Troubleshooting Symptom and Checklist SYMPTOM No picture - no sound Multiple images-normal sound Intermittent interference Normal picture, but no sound No picture - normal sound The remote control does not work. The buttons on both the remote control and control panel do not work. Normal picture but no color-normal sound No picture The Indicating lamp →...
  • Page 44 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. One is the direct path and the other is reflected from tall buildings, hills or some other objects.
  • Page 45 Notes about Plasma Television No. ITEM Buzzing sound from Plasma display panel. Infrared interference Bright and dark spots Residual Image Display panel surface temperature is too high. Plasma Surface Transportation Granular spots High temperature environment Operation Storage NOTES A buzzing sound may be heard when the plasma television is turned on in a very quiet room.
  • Page 46: Supplied Accessories

    HDTV Televisions display HDTV only when an HDTV source is available All specifications, weights, and dimensions are subject to change without prior notice. Please access for detailed specifications and dimensions for custom installations. COPYRIGHT c 1999-2008 MONTAVISTA SOFTWARE, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED (P42A202) 249 W (P42A202) 386 W, 3.26 A...
  • Page 47 Set Dimensions P50A402/P50A202 model (Includes Table Top Stand) Weight (lbs./kg): 96.9/44 WALL MOUNT LOCATION OF THE AC POWER CORD 18-7/8 (480) 48-3/16 (1240) 43-9/16 (1105.9) (ACTIVE AREA) CENTER OF THE SCREEN HOLE FOR 15-3/4 (400) (4 PLACES) Rear View Use as Reference for Wall Mount Bracket Units : Inches (mm) 4-1/2 (114.4) 4-1/8 (104)
  • Page 48 P42A202 model (Includes Table Top Stand) Weight (lbs./kg): 79.3/36 WALL MOUNT LOCATION OF THE AC POWER CORD 18-7/8 (480) 42-11/16 (1084) 36-5/8 (930.8) (ACTIVE AREA) CENTER OF THE SCREEN HOLE FOR 15-3/4 (400) (4 PLACES) Rear View Use as Reference for Wall Mount Bracket...
  • Page 49: Service Information

    Please follow the next steps to find this information and then record it in the space provided below and/or on the front cover of this operating guide for use in case you call 800.HITACHI. They will require this information in order to give you the proper support.
  • Page 50: Limited Warranty

    G. Any Product used for purposes or applications, or subjected to operating conditions, other than those identified as acceptable in the Product’s Operating Guide. H. Product repairs (including any product whose case has been opened), or part replacements provided or installed, by any person other than an Authorized Hitachi Service Facility Representative.
  • Page 51: End User License Agreement For Hitachi Dtv Software

    IMPORTANT – READ CAREFULLY: This End User License Agreement for HITACHI DTV Software (this “Agreement”) is a legal agreement between you (“you” or “your”), in your capacity as the owner of a HITACHI brand digital television (the “DTV”), and HITACHI America, Ltd., Home Electronics Division (“HITACHI”). By using the DTV or the digital television software installed on the DTV (the “DTV Software”) or any...
  • Page 52 Version 2 and GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2.1 as defined by the Free Software Foundation, Inc. Such software modules incorporated in this Hitachi TV are shown in the table below and the applicable license(s) are detailed on the following pages of this Operating Guide.
  • Page 53: Gnu General Public License

    End User License Agreement for Operating System Software GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991 Copyright © 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing is not allowed. Preamble The licenses for most software are designed to take away your freedom to share and change it.
  • Page 54 6. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients’...
  • Page 55 End User License Agreement for Operating System Software GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2.1, February 1999 Copyright © 1991, 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing is not allowed. [This is the first released version of the Lesser GPL.
  • Page 56 These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole. If dentifiable sections of that work are not derived from the Library, and can be reasonably considered independent and separate works in themselves, then this License, and its terms, do not apply to those sections when you distribute them as separate works.
  • Page 57 End User License Agreement for Operating System Software If any portion of this section is held invalid or unenforceable under any particular circumstance, the balance of the section is intended to apply, and the section as a whole is intended to apply in other circumstances. It is not the purpose of this section to induce you to infringe any patents or other property right claims or to contest validity of any such claims;...
  • Page 58: Appendixes

    Appendix A: Picture Format for Each Input Source Aspect Specifications Input Signal Video NTSC Analog YCbCr 480p Digital 480i YPbPr 1080i/720p Input 1 YPbPr 1080i/720p 480p 480i No Signal Video NTSC Input 2 YPbPr 1080i/720p 480p 480i No Signal Video NTSC Input 3 Video...
  • Page 59: Index

    Index Accessories .........6 Antennas (Connecting) .
  • Page 60 Notes...
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