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Operating Guide for L42S503
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ........................................................................................ 2-5
FIRST TIME USE ............................................................................................................................ 6-17
THE REMOTE CONTROL ......................................................................................................... 18-27
ON-SCREEN DISPLAY ................................................................................................................ 28-40
USEFUL INFORMATION ............................................................................................................ 41-46
LIMITED WARRANTY ........................................................................................................................ 47
END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR HITACHI DTV SOFTWARE ................................ 48-52
APPENDIXES ..................................................................................................................................... 53
INDEX ................................................................................................................................................. 54
READ THE ENCLOSED INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. KEEP THIS OPERATING GUIDE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
Record the model name and serial number of your LCD Television for future reference.
MODEL NAME. ____________________ SERIAL NO. ________________________
This information is located on the back and right side of the television.
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    ON-SCREEN DISPLAY ........................ 28-40 USEFUL INFORMATION ......................41-46 LIMITED WARRANTY ........................47 END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR HITACHI DTV SOFTWARE ........ 48-52 APPENDIXES ............................. 53 INDEX ..............................54 READ THE ENCLOSED INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. KEEP THIS OPERATING GUIDE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

  • 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 LCD 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: Precautions And Reminders

    PRECAUTIONS AND REMINDERS Unplug immediately Do not place the unit on Do not cover or block any foreign materials falls into the uneven surfaces, this may drop vents and openings of the TV. TV or if the TV fell down. or damage the unit, it may also Inadequate ventilation...

  • Page 6: First Time Use

    ON-SCREEN DISPLAY ........................ 28-40 USEFUL INFORMATION ......................41-46 LIMITED WARRANTY ........................47 END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR HITACHI DTV SOFTWARE ........ 48-52 APPENDIXES ............................. 53 INDEX ..............................54 READ THE ENCLOSED INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. KEEP THIS OPERATING GUIDE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

  • Page 7

    How To Install Your New Hitachi LCD Television Take the following precautions to prevent the LCD Television from tipping over and possibly causing injury. It is important to mount the unit on a stable and flat surface. ASSEMBLY OF THE BASE NOTES •...

  • Page 8

    Although this LCD Display Panel can be installed using a variety of third party wall mounting brackets/devices, such third party brackets/devices have not been tested or approved by Hitachi for use or compatibility with CAUTION this LCD Display Panel. Accordingly, Hitachi accepts no responsibility or liability for any injuries or property damage resulting from the use of such third party brackets/devices.

  • Page 9

    ( ) and up ( ) buttons adjusting volume, etc. when in the MENU system. • Your HITACHI LCD TV will not show any picture if NOTES AV2 (SIDE) JACKS there is no video input when AV1, AV2, Component1 or 2, or HDMI 1, 2, 3 or 4 is selected.

  • Page 10

    Rear Panel Jacks Antenna Input To switch between Cable and Air, go to the Channels HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Menu option to change the signal source CABLE or AIR Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of (see page 39). HDMI Licensing LLC.

  • Page 11

    Quick Reference Remote Control Buttons and Functions In addition to controlling all of the functions on your Hitachi LCD 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 (SAT), VCRs and compatible HDMI CEC DVD Players.

  • Page 12

    Connecting a 300-Ohm twin lead connector may cause interference. Using a 75-Ohm coaxial cable is recommended. NOTE 2. CONNECT YOUR NEW HITACHI LCD TV TO THE POWER SOURCE Connect the power cord to your TV set and The Indicating Lamp will light red (Standby mode) and secure it with the AC Wire Clamp (see page 7) .

  • Page 13

    TV Setup Wizard Your Hitachi LCD 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: Side Panel Connections

    Side Panel Connections 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. There are 2 SIDE panel HDMI jacks 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, the use of a separate audio device is necessary for audio, use an Audio Amplifier and connect to the Audio In jacks).

  • Page 15: Rear Panel Connections

    Rear Panel Connections Outside antenna Cable TV coaxial cable HDMI DIGITAL OUTPUT 2-Way AUDIO OUT signal splitter HDMI DIGITAL OUTPUT CAPABILITY HDMI HDMI HDMI OUTPUT DIGITAL OUTPUT CAPABILITY OUTPUT OUTPUT S-Video Video OPTICAL Personal Computer DVD PLAYER HDTV SET-TOP BOX STEREO SYSTEM VIDEO GAME DVD PLAYER...

  • Page 16

    Rear Panel Connections DVD player TV REAR PANEL CONNECTING A VIDEO AND MONAURAL AUDIO Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. "Dolby" and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. SOURCE TO AV1. Fabriqué sous licence de Dolby Laboratories. Le terme « Dolby » et le sigle double D sont des marques commerciales de Dolby Laboratories.

  • Page 17

    Rear Panel Connections CONNECTING AN EQUIPMENT SOURCE WITH HDMI HDMI Input OR DVI CAPABILITY TO HDMI 1, HDMI 2 TV REAR PANEL HDMI DIGITAL Connect the HDMI or DVI to HDMI connection cable from the OUTPUT CAPABILITY output of the HDTV set top box or DVD player to the HDMI DVD Player/ Recorder DVD player input as shown near the Rear panel at right.

  • Page 18: The Remote Control

    Press this button to turn the TV set on or off. DEVICE buttons In addition to controlling all the functions on your HITACHI LCD 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: Menu Button

    How to Use the Remote to Control your TV Closed Captioning will display automatically when MUTE is on NOTES • Press the INFO button again or the EXIT button to and Closed Caption is set to With Mute (see page 36). return to normal viewing.

  • Page 20

    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 ratio, ASPECT allows you to adjust the image through the following options. AUTO Full Use this aspect mode to have the aspect mode change automatically Use this aspect mode to display 16:9 sources like HDTV and by signal detector.

  • Page 21

    How to Use the Remote to Control your TV E.SAVE (ENERGY SAVE) button Use this button to choose power consumption reduction settings based on 3 levels (MIN., MEDIUM, MAX). CLOSED CAPTIONS (CC) button Use this button to display the dialogue, narration, and/ or sound effects of a television program or home video which are displayed on the TV screen when available.

  • 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 Set-Top-Box/ Cable Device Satellite Receiver Button Device Button MY CABLE BOX CODE IS:_____________________ MY SET-TOP-BOX/SATELLITE RECEIVER CODE IS:_____________________ NOTE Refer to instruction manual of the Set-Top-Box/ Refer to instruction manual of the Cable Box NOTE Satellite Receiver for operation of the buttons for operation of the buttons exclusively for the...

  • Page 24

    How to Use the Remote to Control your AV Equipment PVR/VCR Device Device Button Button MY DVD PLAYER CODE IS:_____________________ MY VCR/PVR CODE IS:______________________ Refer to instruction manual of the DVD Player Refer to instruction manual of the PVR/VCR NOTE NOTE for operation of the buttons exclusively for the for operation of the buttons exclusively for the...

  • 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 26

    CANON 0035 M ELECTRONIC 0240 0739 0144 CAPEHART 0002 0775,1775 MAGNASONIC 0037,0240,0000 SAMTRON 0240 GENERAL 0476,0810,0276 CARRERA 0240 0072,0278 SANKY 0048,0039 HITACHI 0749,0819,1250 INSTRUMENT 0003 CARVER 0035,0081 MAGNAVOX 0035,0037,0048 SANSUI 0240,0000,0067 HOUSTON 0775 0072,0278 GIBRALTER 0003 0039,0081,0240 0209,0041,0072 0775,1775 CINERAL...

  • Page 27: Remote Control Codes

    1337 1919 SENSORY SCIENCE 1158 HARMAN/ 0189,0891,1304 FUNAI SHARP 0630,0675,0752 TOSHIBA 1008,1972,1988 0675 KARDON 1306 GATEWAY 1256 TOUCH 1972 1073,1077,1158 HITACHI 0228 SHERWOOD 0633,0770,1043 INSIGNIA 1030,2169 VIEWSONIC 1972 0522,0815 1077 INTEGRA 0842,1298,1320 VOODOO 1972 GO VIDEO 0573,0744,0715 SHINSONIC 0533 1805...

  • Page 28: On-screen Display

    The On Screen Display (OSD) for the different submenus shown in the following pages are for illustration purposes NOTE only, there may be slight differences from the actual appearance of the OSD of your Hitachi LCD TV. Video Picture Mode Select between 5 pictures modes;...

  • Page 29

    On-Screen Display Audio Sound Mode Selects 4 audio presets (Custom,Standard, Movie, News) Bass Adjust the intensity of low frequencies. Treble Adjust the intensity of high frequencies. Balance Adjust the balance. Audio Source Select between three Audio Sources (Stereo, Mono, SAP). Audio Language Select Language options if available.

  • Page 30

    3:2 pull down. When AUTO MOVIE is set to Auto mode for your TV. The only mode that can be changed by your Hitachi LCD Television will activate the circuitry for this special adjusting any video setting to your desire conditions is Custom feature to improve video performance when watching interlaced mode.

  • Page 31

    Note that some signals have noise. In the case of noise use the 16:9 mode. Reel120 Motion Hitachi’s advanced video processor can display movies at 120 Reset frames per second. The following settings are available to smooth This function allows you to Reset the Video Menu Settings of the the motion of movie sources.

  • Page 32

    Audio Select Audio to adjust the sound to your preference. PCM.- Select this feature if the TV is connected to an amplifier/receiver with a PCM only decoder; it will provide two independent soundtrack Video Sound Mode Custom channels through the optical audio output jack (Digital Audio). Bass Audio Treble...

  • Page 33: Parental Controls

    Setup Select Setup when setting your TV up for the first time. Set Sleep Timer Select this feature your SLEEP TIMER from 5 minutes to 4 hours. Video Menu Language English Press the CURSOR PAD repeatedly to set your Timer from Time Audio Sleep Timer...

  • Page 34

    Setup 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 35

    Setup 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 36

    Energy Options Closed Captions are the dialogue, narration, and/or sound effects Use this feature to save energy when watching your Hitachi LCD TV. of a television program or home video which are displayed on the TV screen. Your local TV program guide denotes these programs...

  • Page 37

    Set to ON and this feature will enable the HDMI-CEC signal Use this feature to give a name to any of the nine video inputs bus to allow your Hitachi LCD TV to discover and communicate excluding the TV input.

  • Page 38

    Setup RGB Options Reset AV & Setup This function is to adjust the RGB input to match your PC or laptop This feature restores all Audio, Video and Setup configuration that you have made on the TV and it will return to the factory settings. output with your LCD Television.

  • Page 39: Signal Strength

    Channels Add Channels to List Select Channels to set your signal source options, run New Channel Scan, Check Signal Meter and Set Channel List (Add channels to This function allows you to add channels to the channel memory. List, Channel/Labels and Favorite Channels). Sometimes adjusting the antenna direction will allow reception of additional channels..

  • Page 40: Channel Labels

    Please review this Operating Guide for further information regarding such connections. 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 41: Useful Information

    Check if the input selection matches the connection terminal. • This message will be displayed for 15 minutes then the TV will turn Off. If the problem cannot be solved with the suggested procedures, contact 800-HITACHI. For your safety, never try to repair the product yourself.

  • Page 42: Symptom And Checklist

    Troubleshooting Symptom and Checklist SYMPTOM CHECKLIST PAGES No picture - no sound • Check the Indicating lamp status (Off, Red, Blue). 9, 12, • Check the connection of the power cord and/or other cables. 14~17 • Check if the power of the unit or external equipment is ON. 30~32 •...

  • Page 43: Reception Problems

    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. 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 44: Supplied Accessories

    HDTV Televisions display HDTV only when an HDTV source is available • 24W L42S503 All specifications, weights, and dimensions are subject to change without prior notice. Please access www.hitachi.us/tv for detailed specifications and dimensions for Inputs: custom installations. • Power Input ......AC 120V, 60Hz HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are...

  • Page 45

    Set Dimensions L42S503 model (Includes Table Top Stand) Weight (lbs./kg): 41.9/19 Units : Inches (mm) 40 (1015.40) 3 3/4 (95.60) 36 3/4 (933.50) (ACTIVE AREA) 25 13/16 (655.10) 27 3/4 (705.00) CENTER OF THE SCREEN 4 3/4 (121.11) 11 (280.50) 22 11/20 (572.90) HOLE FOR Screw Length (A)

  • Page 46

    HITACHI HOME ELECTRONICS (AMERICA), INC. HITACHI has made every effort to assure you hours of trouble free operation from your Hitachi product. Should you require service assistance with OPERATIONAL, HOOK UP, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR WARRANTY SERVICE SUPPORT, please contact one of our knowledgeable Customer Service Representatives at 800.HITACHI...

  • Page 47: 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 48: End User License Agreement For Hitachi Dtv Software

    DTV Software (this “Agreement”) is a legal agreement between you (“you” or “your”), and Security nor any other U.S federal Agency has suspended, revoked, or in your capacity as the owner of a HITACHI brand digital television (the “DTV”), and denied your export privileges.

  • Page 49

    End User License Agreement for Open Source Software OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE LICENSE INFORMATION This Hitachi TV incorporates open source software modules distributed under certain licenses, including the GNU General Public License Version 3 (as defined by the Free Software Foundation, Inc.).

  • Page 50

    End User License Agreement for Operating System Software 3. Protecting Users’ Legal Rights From Anti-Circumvention TERMS AND CONDITIONS Law. No covered work shall be deemed part of an effective technological measure under 0. Definitions. any applicable law fulfilling obligations under article 11 of the WIPO copyright treaty adopted on 20 December 1996, or similar laws prohibiting or restricting circumvention “This License”...

  • Page 51

    End User License Agreement for Operating System Software • e) Convey the object code using peer-to-peer transmission, provided you or a notice indicating where to find the applicable terms. inform other peers where the object code and Corresponding Source of the work are being offered to the general public at no charge under subsection Additional terms, permissive or non-permissive, may be stated in the form of a separately written license, or stated as exceptions;...

  • Page 52: Limitation Of Liability

    End User License Agreement for Operating System Software If you convey a covered work, knowingly relying on a patent license, and the 16. Limitation of Liability. Corresponding Source of the work is not available for anyone to copy, free of charge and under the terms of this License, through a publicly available network server or IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO other readily accessible means, then you must either (1) cause the Corresponding...

  • Page 53: Appendixes

    Appendixes Appendix A: Picture Format for Each Input Source Yes: Available / --: Not Available Aspect Specifications Input Signal Aspect Auto 16:9 Full Zoom1 Zoom2 AIR / CABLE Video Analog AIR / CABLE YCbCr / YPbPr Digital AV 1 Video / S-Video AV 2 Video / S-Video COMPONENT 1...

  • Page 54: Index

    Index Accessories .........6 Parental Control Antennas (Connecting) .

  • Page 55

    Notes...

  • Page 56

    Notes...

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