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Alpha Series LCD Flat Panel HDTV
Operating Guide for L42A403 & L32A403
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...................................................................... 2-5
FIRST TIME USE ...................................................................................................... 6-17
THE REMOTE CONTROL ......................................................................................... 18-21
ON-SCREEN DISPLAY .......................................................................................... 22-34
USEFUL INFORMATION ........................................................................................ 35-41
LIMITED WARRANTY .................................................................................................... 42
APPENDIXES ................................................................................................................. 49
INDEX ............................................................................................................................. 50
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 ..................22-34 USEFUL INFORMATION ..................35-41 LIMITED WARRANTY ....................42 END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR HITACHI DTV SOFTWARE ..... 43-48 APPENDIXES ......................... 49 INDEX ..........................50 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 D ISPLAY ..................22-34 USEFUL I NFORMATION ..................3 5-41 LIMITED WARRANTY ....................42 END USER L ICENSE A GREEMENT FOR HITACHI DTV SOFTWARE ..... 4 3-48 APPENDIXES ......................... 49 INDEX ..........................50 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 IMPORTANT: The base of the LCD TV must be assembled •...

  • Page 8

    Although this LCD Display Panel can be installed using a variety of third party wall mounting brackets/devices, CAUTION such third party brackets/devices have not been tested or approved by Hitachi for use or compatibility with 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 when in MENU mode. • Your HITACHI LCD TV will not show any picture if NOTES there is no video input when AV1, AV2, Component1 or 2, or HDMI 1, 2, 3 or 4 is selected. Instead a AV 2 (SIDE) JACKS message will indicate “No Signal”...

  • 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 33). 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 compatible HDMI CEC DVD Players, For HDMI CEC details please see page 31.

  • 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 secure it The Indicating Lamp will light red (Standby mode) and with the cable tie (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 TV REAR PANEL CONNECTING A VIDEO AND MONAURAL AUDIO SOURCE TO AV 1. Connect the VIDEO and AUDIO cable from the VIDEO OUTPUT and AUDIO OUT jack of the VCR to the AV1 (VIDEO) and AUDIO VIDEO L(AUDIO) jack, as shown on the Rear Panel on the right Press the INPUT button, then select AV1 from the INPUTS menu to view the program from the VCR.

  • 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

    The Remote Control POWER button Press this button to turn the TV set on or off. Picture mode button Press this button to toggle between Dynamic, Standard, Movie, Custom and Game picture mode settings. Select Dynamic for automatic brightness and contrast adjustment.

  • Page 19

    How to Use the Remote to Control your TV Closed Captioning will display automatically when MUTE is on VIDEO INPUTS and Closed Caption is set to With Mute (see page 30). When the TV power is turned off at a volume level 16 or greater, the volume level will default to 15 when the TV is turned on.

  • Page 20

    How to Use the Remote to Control your TV FAV CH button Press the FAV CH button to display the Favorite CH List. You have to first setup the Favorite Channels in the Channels Menu in order display the list. Press the FAV. CH key on the remote control to display the list and select the desired channel using the cursor keys and then press SELECT to view.

  • Page 21

    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 allows you to adjust the images through the following options. AUTO Full Use this aspect mode to have the aspect mode change automat: Use this aspect mode to display 16:9 sources like HDTV and cally by signal detector.

  • Page 22: 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 23

    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 24

    3:2 pull down. When AUTO MOVIE is Then press the button to return to the Video menu or press set to Auto your Hitachi LCD Television will activate the circuitry for EXIT to quit menu. this special feature to improve video performance when watching interlaced format film based sources.

  • Page 25

    Video Aspect Ratio reference Display Aspect Input Signal Display Screen To display suitable screen as follows. Recomended When Watching 4:3 Source: Displays 4:3 programs in there original aspect ratio with bars to the left and right of the image. Expands a 4:3 aspect ratio program to fill the widescreen 16:9 screen 16 : 9 (4:3 Signal) Use this aspect mode to expand letterbox movies to fill the screen.

  • Page 26

    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 Video Sound Mode Custom soundtrack channels through the optical audio output jack (Digital Bass Audio Audio).

  • Page 27: Parental Controls

    Setup Select SETUP when setting your TV up for the first time. Set Sleep Timer Select this feature to set 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 28

    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 29

    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 30

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

  • Page 31

    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 32

    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 33

    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 34: 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 35: 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 36

    Troubleshooting Symptom and Checklist SYMPTOM CHECKLIST PAGES No picture - no sound • Check the Indicating lamp status (Off, Red, Blue). 9, 12, 14~17 • Check the connection of the power cord and/or other cables. 24~26 • Check if the power of the unit or external equipment is ON. •...

  • Page 37

    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 38: 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. Inputs: Please access www.hitachi.us/tv for detailed specifications and dimensions for custom installations. • Power Input ......AC 120V, 60Hz •...

  • Page 39

    Set Dimensions L32A403 model (Includes Table Top Stand) Weight (lbs./kg): 26.5/12 Units : Inches (mm) 3 35/64 (90.1) 31 1/8 (790.5) 27 37/64 (700.6) (ACTIVE AREA) CENTER OF THE SCREEN 4 1/64 (102.2) 19 1/2 (495.4) 10 3/64 (255.3) HOLE FOR WALL MOUNT (4 PLACES) Screw Length (A)

  • Page 40

    Set Dimensions L42A403 model (Includes Table Top Stand) Weight (lbs./kg): 45.6/21 Units : Inches (mm) 39 31/32 (1015.36) 3 3/4 (95.6) 36 3/4 (933.5) (ACTIVE AREA) 25 25/32 (655.06) 27 11/16 (703.03) CENTER OF THE SCREEN 4 49/64 (121.11) 11 31/64 (291.48) 24 55/64 (631.48) HOLE FOR WALL MOUNT...

  • Page 41: Service Information

    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 42: 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 43: 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 44

    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 45

    End User License Agreement for Operating System Software TERMS AND CONDITIONS All rights granted under this License are granted for the term of copyright on the Program, and are irrevocable provided the stated conditions are met. This License explicitly affirms your unlimited permission to run the unmodified Program. The output 0.

  • Page 46

    End User License Agreement for Operating System Software this License to apply to the other parts of the aggregate. modified or installed. Access to a network may be denied when the modification itself materially and adversely affects the operation of the network or violates the rules and 6.

  • Page 47

    End User License Agreement for Operating System Software this License, to extend the patent license to downstream recipients. “Knowingly rely- days after the cessation. ing” means you have actual knowledge that, but for the patent license, your conveying the covered work in a country, or your recipient's use of the covered work in a country, Moreover, your license from a particular copyright holder is reinstated permanently if the copyright holder notifies you of the violation by some reasonable means, this is would infringe one or more identifiable patents in that country that you have reason...

  • Page 48: Limitation Of Liability

    End User License Agreement for Operating System Software TED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PRO- GRAM “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

  • Page 49: Appendixes

    Appendixes Appendix A: Picture Format for Each Input Source Aspect Specifications Yes: Available --: Not Available 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 COMPONENT 1...

  • Page 50: Index

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

  • Page 51

    Notes...

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