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Hitachi CMP4121HDU User Manual

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Level 3, 82 Waterloo Road, North Ryde N.S.W. 2113
16 Collyer Quay, #20-00 Hitachi Tower, Singapore
Hitachi America, Ltd. Computer Divsion
2000 Sierra Point Parkway. Brisbane,
Ca 94005-1835, U.S.A
Hitachi Australia Ltd.
Hitachi Home Electronics Asia (S)Pte. Ltd.
18/F., Ever Gain Centre, 28 On Muk Street,
Shatin, N.T. Hong kong.
Tel:(852)2113 8883
Fax:(852)2780 4178
Printed in Japan



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  • Page 1 2000 Sierra Point Parkway. Brisbane, Level 3, 82 Waterloo Road, North Ryde N.S.W. 2113 Hitachi Home Electronics Asia (S)Pte. Ltd. 16 Collyer Quay, #20-00 Hitachi Tower, Singapore HITACHI (HONG KONG) LIMITED 18/F., Ever Gain Centre, 28 On Muk Street, QR54121 Ca 94005-1835, U.S.A...
  • Page 2 The ENERGY STAR® emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service. As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Hitachi,Ltd. has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency. Contents related to system specifications, power requirements, accessories, and other information differ with respect to the country where this unit is purchased.
  • Page 3 NOTE: The information in this manual is subject to change without notice. The manufacturer assumes no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this manual. TRADEMARK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT VGA and XGA are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. APPLE and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. VESA is a trademark of a nonprofit organization, Video Electronics Standard Association.
  • Page 4 USER'S MANUAL Thank you very much for purchasing the HITACHI Plasma Display Monitor. Before using your monitor, please carefully read the "SAFETY GUIDELINES" and this "USER'S MANUAL" so you will know how to operate the monitor properly. Keep this manual in a safe place. You will find it useful in the future.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    FEATURES Large-screen, high-definition plasma display panel The 42-inch color plasma display panel, with a resolution of 1024 (H) x 1024(V) pixels, creates a high-definition, large-screen (aspect ratio : 16:9) and low-profile flat display. Free from electromagnetic interferences from geomagnetic sources and ambient power lines, the panel produces high-quality display images free from color misconvergence and display distortion.
  • Page 6: Safety Guidelines

    SAFETY GUIDELINES This monitor is designed to be safe to use. However, fire or serious injury may occur unless you use this monitor in the proper way. Please follow the instructions shown below in order to avoid injury. * If smoke comes out, * If there is a strange smell, * If water enters the case, * If you drop the monitor or damage the cabinet,...
  • Page 7 SAFETY GUIDELINES(continued) WARNING Fire or electric shock may cause death or serious injury unless you follow the instruction. • The enclosed power cord must be used! Failure to do so may cause electric shock hazard or fire hazard. In USA/Canada, use a UL LISTED/CSA LABELLED or CERTIFIED power cord set meeting the following specifications : Rating: min.
  • Page 8 SAFETY GUIDELINES(continued) CAUTION You may have serious injury or your property may be damaged unless you follow the instruction below. • Do not coil or wind the power cord. This may cause excessive heat resulting in a fire. • Caution for 200 - 240V operation only This equipment relies on the protective devices in the building installation for short - circuit and over - current protection.
  • Page 9 - Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receive is connected. - Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for help. Instructions to Users : This equipment complies with the requirements of FCC (Federal Communication Commission) regulations, provided that following conditions are met.
  • Page 10: Standard Accessories

    STANDARD ACCESSORIES This product is complete with the display monitor, plus the accessories shown below. • If any of these accessories is missing, please contact your dealer. MUTE AUTO PinP SIZE RECALL RGB 1 RGB 2 VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 MENU RETURN ENTER...
  • Page 11: Component Names

    Component Names Main Unit Panel Control panel • Adjustment buttons are located on the bottom. • The back cover is provided with indications to distinguish the adjustment buttons. ▼ ▲ VOLUME button RECALL button SIZE button INPUT SELECT button Caution when moving the main unit •...
  • Page 12: Remote Controller

    Component Names (continued) Remote controller POWER OFF button POWER ON button MUTE button SIZE button PinP button AUTO button MENU button ENTER button ID button Loading Batteries 1. Open the battery cover. • Slide back and remove the battery cover in the direction of the arrow. 2.
  • Page 13: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Installation No stand is provided with this product. When installing the monitor, use the optional Desk-top Stand (CMPAD05), Wall Mount Unit (horizontal-mount CMPAK05, vertical/horizontal-mount CMPAK15), or Ceiling Mount Unit (CMPAT05). The Desk-top Stand has been used for the illustrations in this manual.
  • Page 14: Connecting To A Pc

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Read SAFETY GUIDELINES ( proceeding to these steps: • Choose an appropriate site and install the product on a level table where the stand is secure. • Install the monitor to have ready access to a power socket available. •...
  • Page 15: Connecting To A Video Imaging Device

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Connecting to a Video Imaging Device (When the optional video unit is installed.) (1) Make sure that the power switch of the imaging device is turned off. (2) Use a commercially available cable and connector to connect the signal input terminal on the rear panel of this device and the signal output terminal of the imaging device.
  • Page 16: Power Cord Connection

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Power Cord Connection Connect the power cord, after completing all other connections. (1) Connect the power cord to this device. (2) Connect the power cord plug to the power outlet. CAUTIONS • Use only the power cord provided. •...
  • Page 17: Operating Instructions

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Main power switch SUB-POWER button POWER OFF button POWER ON button MUTE AUTO PinP SIZE RGB 1 RGB 2 VIDEO 1 MENU ENTER Turning Power On and Off ・ ・ To turn the monitor power ON, press the main power switch on the monitor main unit to ON, and then press the SUB POWER button or the ON/OFF or ON button on the remote control.
  • Page 18: Input Switching

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) ▼ VOLUME buttons INPUT SELECT button MUTE MUTE button AUTO PinP SIZE RECALL RGB/VIDEO RGB 1 RGB 2 VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 buttons MENU RETURN ENTER ID SET Input Switching ・ ・ Input can be switched by pressing the RGB1, RGB2, VIDEO 1 or VIDEO 2 buttons of the remote control.
  • Page 19: Size Switching

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) RECALL button SIZE button PinP button MUTE AUTO PinP SIZE RGB 1 RGB 2 VIDEO 1 MENU ENTER Size Switching Each time the SIZE button of the remote control or the monitor is pressed, the screen display size (or display area) will change in sequence and the status will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 20: Automatic Adjustment Of Screen Position And The Clock

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) MUTE AUTO PinP SIZE RECALL AUTO button RGB 1 RGB 2 VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 MENU RETURN MENU button ENTER ID SET ID button Automatic Adjustment of Screen Position and the Clock Adjustment of the screen to a position suitable for the video and the clock adjustment can be performed automatically by pressing the AUTO button of the remote control.
  • Page 21: Picture Menu

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) PICTURE MENU 《MAIN MENU》 PICTURE MENU SOUND DISPLAY FUNCTION OTHER SEL. ENT ENT. RTN END Selected characters NORMAL OPERATE MODE Narrows the gap between CONTRAST brightness and darkness. Black is subdued for BRIGHTNESS increasedoverall darkness. COLOR Lightens colors. Enhances red and weakens TINT green.
  • Page 22: Sound Menu

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) PICTURE MENU (continued) Selected characters SHARPNESS Picture is soft VIDEO PICTURE NORMAL DYNAMIC CONTRAST MODE BLACK STRETCH 3D COMB FILM MODE LINE INTP. : This function can only be used when the optional video unit has been inserted. SOUND MENU MENU Selected characters...
  • Page 23: Display Menu

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) DISPLAY MENU 《MAIN MENU》 PICTURE SOUND MENU DISPLAY FUNCTION OTHER SEL. ENT ENT. RTN END Selected characters AUTO ADJUST* Automatic regulation is started with the ENTER button. Moves down the vertical position. V.POSITION Moves the horizontal position to left.
  • Page 24 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) DISPLAY MENU (continued) Display area selection diagram (RGB input) Resolution Full display Display FULL 640 X 480 (VGA) 800 X 600 (SVGA) 1024 X 768 (XGA) 1280 X 1024 (SXGA) 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Processes such as compression (thinning) and expansion are performed for the above signal display. Because of this, there is a possibility that flicker may become noticeable on ZOOM (1 ~ 3) depending on the display contents.
  • Page 25: Function Menu

    Using a wide-screen monitor • This monitor has a screen mode selection feature. If an incompatible screen mode is selected to play certain software, such as a TV program, the image would appear different from the original. Take this into consideration when making screen mode choices.
  • Page 26: Other Menu

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) OTHER MENU MENU Selected characters Set to ON. Information is displayed AUTO DISPLAY when switching inputs and changing signals. OFF TIMER 120MIN ENGLISH DEUTSCH LANGUAGE 日本語 ID NO. ORBITER MOVING TIMER Shortens the time interval. INVERSE WHITE 《MAIN MENU》...
  • Page 27: Other Features

    OTHER FEATURES Automatic Store Approximately 1 sec. after adjustment is completed, the adjustments will be recorded as shown in the table below. Menu Display PICTURE OPERATE MODE VIDEO LEVEL 3D COMB SOUND VOLUME BALANCE TREBLE BASS MUTE LEVEL DISPLAY SIDE AREA FUNCTION RGB1 SIGNAL RGB2 SIGNAL...
  • Page 28: Power Save Mode

    OTHERFEATURES (continued) Power Save Mode When the RGB input is selected • When this unit is connected to a VESA DPMS computer, the Power Save (Off) mode can be set to be activated automatically when the computer is not being used to reduce power consumption by this unit. Horizontal RGB sync signal Vertical...
  • Page 29: Image Retention Of Plasma Display

    IMAGE RETENTION OF PLASMA DISPLAY There are different characteristics that result in panel image retention depending on how the plasma display is used. Situations and effective usage methods related to ghosting are provided below. Image retention characteristics of a plasma display The image retention phenomenon of a plasma panel occurs due to partial phosphor degradation arising from partial character and figure display.
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Symptoms That Seemingly Appear to be Failures Make the checks suggested below depending on the symptoms observed. If the symptoms remain uncorrected, contact your dealer. WARNING Customer servicing can be hazardous. Symptom • No picture with the power-indicating lamp off.
  • Page 31 TROUBLESHOOTING (continued) Symptoms That Seemingly Appear to be Failures (continued) Symptom • The temperature of the display panel surface is high. • There are locations on the screen that are different from the periphery (*). *Points that do not light, points with brightness different from that of the periphery, points with color different from that of the periphery, etc.
  • Page 32: Actions To Correct Abnormal Displays

    TROUBLESHOOTING (continued) Actions to Correct Abnormal Displays Depending on the kind of system equipment used, images may not be displayed normally. In this case, make the adjustments suggested below. Text displayed across the screen appears vertically streaked, with some characters blurred (figure 1). Symptom 1 The display image appears flowing (figure 2) (RGB input).
  • Page 33: Product Specifications

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Product specifications and designs are subject to change without notice. Display Approx. 42 inches (922 mm (H), vertical 522 mm (V), diagonal 1059 mm) dimensions Panel Resolution 1024 (H) x 1024 (V) pixels RGB one-line two input terminals (D-sub 15-pin) RGB audio two-line two input terminals Input terminals Input signals...
  • Page 34: Signal Input

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS (continued) Signal Input (continued) S-input connector pin specifications Input signal Y-GND C-GND Frame Recommended Signal List The following are recommended for use with this moniter RGB signal input (RGB1 or RGB2 signal input) Signal mode Signal Name Resolution 640 X 400 640 X 480 W-VGA...
  • Page 35 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS (continued) Recommended Signal List (continued) With Composite/S-video Input(VIDEO1 input). This function can only be used when the optional video unit has been inserted. Signal mode Signal Name Resolution NTSC NTSC-4.43 M-PAL PAL60 N-PAL SECAM With R, G, B Video input (VIDEO1 and VIDEO2 input). This function can only be used when the optional video unit has been inserted.