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PLASMA TELEVISION

Operating Guide for
42HDX62, 42HDX62A and
55HDX62
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS....................................................................................... 2-3
FIRST TIME USE ....................................................................................................................... 4-23
THE REMOTE CONTROL ........................................................................................................ 24-43
ON-SCREEN DISPLAY ............................................................................................................ 44-93
USEFUL INFORMATION........................................................................................................ 94-101
END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR HITACHI DTV SOFTWARE.........................................102
APPENDIXES ...............................................................................................................................103
INDEX ...........................................................................................................................................104
As an Energy Star
®
Partner,
Hitachi, Ltd. has determined
that this product meets the
Energy Star
®
guidelines for
energy efficiency.
Updated 04.25.06

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    55HDX62 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS..................2-3 FIRST TIME USE ........................4-23 THE REMOTE CONTROL ......................24-43 ON-SCREEN DISPLAY ......................44-93 USEFUL INFORMATION......................94-101 END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR HITACHI DTV SOFTWARE.........102 APPENDIXES ..........................103 INDEX ............................104 As an Energy Star ® Partner, Hitachi, Ltd.

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Our reputation has been built on the quality, 10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or performance, and ease of service of HITACHI plasma pinched particularly at plugs, convenience televisions. receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

  • Page 3

    (non-moving) patterns can be expressly approved by HITACHI could void the user’s permanently imprinted onto your TV screen. Such warranty. “SCREEN DAMAGES” constitute misuse and are NOT COVERED by your HITACHI Factory Warranty.

  • Page 4: First Time Use

    This plasma television product is designed for a maximum tilting angle of 45 degrees from vertical. 2. This stand for use only with Hitachi 42HDX62 and 42HDX62A. Use with other apparatus is capable of resulting in instability causing possible injury. See important marking located on bottom of stand.

  • Page 5

    How To Set Up Your New Hitachi Plasma Television To take measures to prevent the Plasma Display from tipping over and prevent possible injury it is important to mount the unit in a stable and flat surface. Securing to a table-top ANTENNA 1.

  • Page 6

    How to set up your new HITACHI Plasma Television VIEWING The major benefit of the HITACHI Plasma Television is its large viewing screen. To see this large screen at its best, test various locations in the room to find the optimum spot for viewing.

  • Page 7

    Hook-up Cables and Connectors Most video/audio connections between components can be made with shielded video and audio cables that have phono connectors. For best performance, video cables should use 75-Ohm coaxial shielded wire. Cables can be purchased from most stores that sell audio/video products. Below are illustrations and names of common connectors.

  • Page 8

    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.

  • Page 9: Front View

    Front/Rear/Side Panel Controls FRONT VIEW REAR/SIDE VIEW POWER IEEE1394 DV INPUT G-LINK INPUT/EXIT MENU/SELECT Firmly bind the cables. Thread the band through Hook the band SIDE POWER button to the claw. the square hole. Press this button to turn the Plasma Television ON/OFF.

  • Page 10

    (DV) camcorder. NOTES: Your HITACHI Plasma TV will appear to be turned OFF (lights orange) if there is no video input when VIDEO: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Check the Power Light to make sure the Display Monitor is turned off or in Stand-by mode (lights red) when not in use.

  • Page 11: Rear Panel Connections

    Rear Panel Connections Antenna Input The remote control allows you to switch between two separate 75-Ohm RF antenna inputs, CABLE and AIR. IEEE1394 DV INPUT G-LINK Audio/Video INPUT 1, 2, 3 and 4 By using the INPUTS button, the CURSOR PAD ( ), and the SELECT button or CURSOR PAD of the remote control, you can select each video source.

  • Page 12

    (not provided). Upgrade Card This card slot is for future software upgrades. CableCARD is installed HITACHI will notify you if a software upgrade is required for your TV. In order to receive written notification, please complete and return your warranty card.

  • Page 13

    Rear Panel Connections Appendix E THINGS TO CHECK WHEN USING THE After the CableCARD has been successfully installed, a CableCARD / CableCARD Services CableCARD Information menu appears in the SETUP menu of the On-Screen Display. 1. Check that the CableCARD is properly inserted in Follow the instructions below to access the CableCARD the CableCARD slot.

  • Page 14

    Connecting External Video Sources The front panel jacks are provided as a convenience to allow you to easily connect your video camcorder, digital camera or Digital Video Camcorder as shown in the following examples: Left Side Panel Left Side Panel INPUT 5 INPUT 5 INPUT 5...

  • Page 15

    Rear Panel Connections Cable TV coaxial cable 2-Way signal splitter Outside VCR #1 Antenna DIGITAL OUTPUT CAPABILITY OUTPUT S-VIDEO DIGITAL OUTPUT AUDIO OUT Optional HDMI IEEE1394 DV INPUT G-LINK Optional OUTPUT S-VIDEO S-VIDEO OUTPUT INPUT OUTPUT VCR #2 DVD Player Laserdisc player, VCR, HDTV Set-Top Box camcorder, etc.

  • Page 16

    Tips on Rear Panel Connections • S-VIDEO, YPBPR, or HDMI connections are provided for high performance laserdisc players, VCRs etc. that have this feature. Use these connections in place of the standard video connection if your device has this feature. •...

  • Page 17

    Connecting External Video Sources CONNECTING A VIDEO AND STEREO AUDIO SOURCE TO INPUT1 – INPUT5 1. Connect the cable from the VIDEO OUT of the VCR or the laserdisc player to the INPUT (VIDEO) jack, as shown on the Rear Panel on the right.

  • Page 18

    Connecting External Video Sources CONNECTING A COMPONENT SOURCE WITH NOTE: 1. Completely insert the connection cord HDMI OR DVI CAPABILITY TO INPUT 1 OR 2 plugs when connecting to rear panel jacks. The picture and sound that is played back will be abnormal if the connection is loose.

  • Page 19

    Connecting External Video Sources CONNECTING A COMPONENT AND STEREO AUDIO SOURCE TO INPUT 3 OR 4: Y-P NOTE: 1. Completely insert the connection cord Connect the cable from the Y OUT of the plugs when connecting to rear panel jacks. Laserdisc/DVD player or HDTV set top box to The picture and sound that is played back the INPUT (Y) jack, as shown on the Rear...

  • Page 20

    Connecting External Video Sources CONNECTING A COMPONENT SOURCE WITH DIGITAL INTERFACE CAPABILITY TO IEEE1394 TERMINALS. NOTE: 1. With IEEE1394 connection, video and audio will be received by the TV. It will 1. Connect the IEEE1394 cable from the output of the enable you to control the D-VHS from the component with IEEE1394 capability, such as a TV IEEE1394 menu (see page 30).

  • Page 21: Connecting External Audio/video Devices

    Connecting External Audio/Video Devices CONNECTING A VIDEO AND MONAURAL AUDIO SOURCE TO INPUT 1, INPUT 2 OR INPUT 5 Connect the Cable and/or Air cables 1. Connect the cable from the VIDEO OUT of the VCR or the laserdisc player to the INPUT (VIDEO) jack, as shown on the Rear Panel on the right.

  • Page 22

    Connecting External Video Sources Your HITACHI Plasma Television is equipped with an AV Network feature. This feature helps to control your external Audio/Video equipment (VCR, Set Top Box, DVD, etc.). Once this is setup, it allows your IR Mouse connector to control your equipment using your HITACHI Plasma TV Remote Control. You can use your HITACHI remote control to control the Audio/Video equipment command without the equipment’s remote...

  • Page 23

    Connecting External Video Sources Your HITACHI Plasma Television is equipped with a G-LINK feature. This connection is necessary for the TV Guide On Screen system to work with your cable box to receive program listings and to enable VCR recording features. Once you setup the G-LINK (IR Mouse) connector, then you can use your HITACHI Plasma TV Remote Control and the TV Guide On Screen system to control your cable box and VCR recording features.

  • Page 24: The Remote Control

    In addition to controlling all the functions on your To operate additional audio equipment, point the HITACHI Plasma TV, the new remote control is remote at the remote sensor of the component you designed to operate different types of VCRs, CATV...

  • Page 25: How To Use The Remote To Control Your Tv

    How to Use the Remote to Control Your TV POWER button Press this button to turn the TV set on or off when the remote is in TV mode. (See page 24 for instructions on how to set the remote control to TV mode.) MODE Indicator Turns on or blinks to show remote control mode.

  • Page 26

    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 signal format received, the picture format ratio allows you to adjust the images through the following options. 4:3 STANDARD 4:3 ZOOM1/ZOOM2 Use this aspect mode to display conventional (4:3)

  • Page 27

    How to Use the Remote to Control Your TV DAY/NIGHT button EXIT button Press this button to toggle between Day and Night This button will exit all On-Screen Displays. picture mode settings. Select Day for day time viewing with more brightness and contrast to CURSOR PAD/SELECT button compete with room light.

  • Page 28

    How to Use the Remote to Control Your TV PHOTO INPUT This feature is useful for viewing digital still pictures from your digital camera, USB Drive or memory cards USB drive using the Photo Input in the left side panel of the TV. Press the INPUTS button to cycle through the INPUTS selections until the PHOTO INPUT is selected.

  • Page 29

    How to Use the Remote to Control Your TV ROTATE Select this menu item to rotate selected photos either clockwise (CURSOR PAD ) and counterclockwise (CURSOR PAD SLIDESHOW Select this menu item to start a slideshow of the digital photos. While the Interval sub menu is highlighted, press the SELECT button to cycle through the interval time from 5, 10 and 30 seconds.

  • Page 30

    How to Use the Remote to Control Your TV IEEE1394 Use this function to control your devices with digital interface capabilities. When an IEEE1394 device is not connected INPUTS Photo Input IEEE 1394 Cable Input 1 Move SEL Sel. Device not detected When an IEEE1394 device is connected 1.

  • Page 31

    How to Use the Remote to Control Your TV LAST CHANNEL (LAST CH) button Press the channel (CH) wheel to switch to Favorite Press this button to toggle between the current and (FAV) channel mode. You will know you are in last channel viewed.

  • Page 32: Picture-in-picture (pip)

    Picture-in-Picture (PIP) Your HITACHI Plasma TV incorporates Two Tuner Connect the Cable and/or technology designed for improved viewing enjoyment. Air cables This Two Tuner feature allows you to view antenna inputs on both the main picture and sub picture simultaneously, with separate tuning control for each.

  • Page 33

    Picture-In-Picture (PIP) PIP MODE PICTURE-IN-PICTURE SURF MODE PICTURE-IN-PICTURE Select AIR from the INPUTS menu. Select a channel Surf Mode PIP automatically scans all active channels that has a 1080i signal. To prevent a pattern burn, (those set in Memory) and displays them as PIP sub- occasionally move the sub-picture using the CURSOR pictures or Thumbnails.

  • Page 34

    Picture-In-Picture (PIP) SPLIT FREEZE PAUSE button Press the PAUSE button to freeze the picture you If you wish to freeze the sub-picture, press the are currently viewing (only the right sub-picture will PAUSE button. This is convenient when trying to freeze).

  • Page 35

    The Remote Control for Cable Box Functions Operating the precoded function for your cable box. This remote is designed to operate different types of cable boxes. You must first program the remote to match the remote system of your cable box (refer to pages 41-42 for pre-codes).

  • Page 36

    The Remote Control for Set-Top-Box/Satellite Receiver Functions Operating the precoded function for your set-top- box/satellite receiver. This remote is designed to operate different types of set-top-box/satellite systems. You must first program the remote to match the remote system of your set- top-box/satellite systems (refer to pages 41-42 for pre- codes).

  • Page 37

    The Remote Control for DVD Functions Operating the precoded function for your DVD player. This remote is designed to operate different types of DVD players. You must first program the remote to match the remote system of your DVD player (refer to pages 41-42 for pre-codes).

  • Page 38

    The Remote for VCR/PVR Functions Operating the precoded function for your VCR/PVR (Personal Video Recorder). This remote is designed to operate different types of VCRs/PVRs. You must first program the remote to match the remote system of your VCR/PVR (refer to pages 41-42 for pre-codes).

  • Page 39

    The Remote Control for Additional Audio Equipment Operating the precoded function for your Audio component. This remote is designed to operate different types of Audio component. You must first program the remote to match the remote system of your Audio component (refer to pages 41-42 for pre-codes).

  • Page 40

    6. The remote will now control the desired device. 7. Pressing the ENTER (ENT) button will now access the video input (1-5) of the desired device. SETUP EXAMPLE (Hitachi DVD with precode 0573 connected to INPUT 1 of the TV) Select DVD mode by using your SOURCE ACCESS NOTE: 1.

  • Page 41: Remote Control Codes

    Go Video ..0744, 0715, 0783, Bell South ......0899 Hewlett Packard ....1972 Sanyo ..0047, 0240, 0104, 0046 ......0833, 0869, 1075 Cabletenna ......0022 Hitachi 0000, 0041, 0042, 0105 Scott ....0184, 0045, 0121, Gradiente ......0651 Cableview ......0022 Howard Computers....1972 ......0043, 0210, 0212 Greenhill ......0717 Century ......0153...

  • Page 42

    Gradiente ......0856 Toshiba ......0353 ........0039, 0309 Paragon ......0000 HTS ........0775 Victor ........0331 Thorens......1189 Philips ......0305, 0317 Hitachi........0819 Wards ....0013, 0078, 0211 Toshiba ......1572 Pioneer0023, 0025, 0031, 0153, homecable ......0238 Yamaha ....0354, 0133 Victor ........0074 ....0144, 0533, 0877, 1877 Hughes Network Systems 1142, Wards .0014, 0080, 0158, 0189...

  • Page 43

    The Simple Remote Control HITACHI has provided a second remote control for your convenience. The Simple Remote Control has the basic features that are most often used. GUIDE CH + VOL - VOL + SELECT MUTE FAV CH CH -...

  • Page 44: On-screen Display

    On-Screen Display 1. Press MENU on the remote control to display the different features on your HITACHI Plasma TV. 2. Use the CURSOR PAD (buttons ) or CHANNEL WHEEL to navigate to a different menu item. 3. Press EXIT on the remote control to quickly exit from a menu.

  • Page 45: Power Swivel

    On-Screen Display Audio Timers Treble Adjust the treble. Set the Clock Set Clock Settings. Bass Adjust the bass. Set Sleep Timer Set Sleep Timer intervals Balance Adjust the balance. (30 min. intervals, 00:30-3:00). Select SRS settings (Off, Wide, Set Day/Night Timer Set Day/Night picture mode Normal) settings.

  • Page 46

    Video Video Video Audio TV Guide On Screen Channel Manager Select VIDEO to adjust picture settings and improve Locks Timers picture quality. You can independently customize each of Setup the Video Inputs to your preference to increase viewing Power Swivel performance and pleasure depending upon the video Move Select...

  • Page 47

    This involves a process known as 3:2 pulldown. When AUTO MOVIE MODE is turned ON from the VIDEO menu, your Hitachi Plasma Television will activate the circuitry for this special feature to improve video performance when watching film based sources.

  • Page 48

    Video Color Decoding Use this function to adjust and balance the percentage of Red, Green and Color according to the user’s preference in each of the four color temperature settings. Use TINT to adjust flesh tones so they appear natural. 1.

  • Page 49

    Video Set Black Side Panel The BLACK SIDE PANEL function turns the gray side bars on/off when watching 4:3 signals in Standard mode or use of the PIP modes. 1. Press the CURSOR PAD to set to ON or OFF. 2.

  • Page 50

    Sound reproduction quality enhancement system. The BBE technology produces sound that is natural and crisp from just two speakers or the two internal speakers found in your HITACHI television. If your HITACHI television is connected to an external audio system, BBE will also create an incredible crisp sound experience from two speakers.

  • Page 51

    Audio Audio Source Multi-Channel Television Sound will allow you to select STEREO (a stereo broadcast), MONO (monaural sound) used when receiving a weak stereo broadcast or SECOND AUDIO PROG (SAP) which may be a secondary language, weather report, etc. This function is useful when setting up the external speakers. Select this feature if using the internal speakers only.

  • Page 52: Tv Guide On Screen

    TV Guide On Screen TV Guide On Screen Screen 2: Enter the zip code (USA) or postal code (Canada): The TV Guide On-Screen system is a built-in feature Use the Numeric buttons and the CURSOR PAD that provides a channel lineup and program listings in for letter entries to enter the ZIP code (USA) your area.

  • Page 53

    TV Guide On Screen Screen 4: Screen 7: Do you have a Cable box connected? This screen shows the correct way to setup the Use the CURSOR PAD to highlight your Cable box with the G-LINK. Please confirm choice, then press the SELECT button to continue. connection (see Page 23).

  • Page 54

    TV Guide On Screen Screen 10: Screen 13: The TV Guide On Screen system will test the code Please confirm your initial settings. Use the of your Cable box. No TV, Cable or remote buttons CURSOR PAD to highlight your choice, should be pressed while performing the automatic then press the SELECT button to continue.

  • Page 55

    TV Guide On Screen Screen 16: Screen 19: This screen shows the correct way to setup the The TV Guide On Screen system will test the code VCR with the G-LINK. Please confirm connection of your VCR. No TV, VCR or remote buttons (see Page 23).

  • Page 56

    TV Guide On Screen Screen 22: Congratulations! The TV Guide On Screen system setup is complete. Press the SELECT button to finalize. Screen 23: The last screen gives tips on using the TV Guide On Screen system. Press the SELECT button to exit the Setup.

  • Page 57

    TV Guide On Screen Using the TV Guide On Screen System This free interactive program guide provides up to 8 days of TV programming. The advanced program listings make watching and recording TV shows and programs much easier. The TV Guide On Screen system consists of 5 main services: •...

  • Page 58

    TV Guide On Screen NAVIGATING THE TV GUIDE ON SCREEN SYSTEM • Press the GUIDE button while watching TV Video to access the TV Guide On Screen system. Window The LISTINGS screen will be presented with the current show displayed in the Video Window. •...

  • Page 59

    TV Guide On Screen TV Guide On Screen Icons Icon NAME DESCRIPTION Progress Bar - Elapsed time in current program Info Button - Indicates Info Box has additional sizes and information. HDTV - Program is presented in High Definition. - Program is new (not a repeat). - Closed Captioning is available.

  • Page 60

    TV Guide On Screen Five (5) Services: • LISTINGS Press the MENU button while a program is highlighted • SEARCH to access the Episode Options Panel Menu. • RECORDINGS • SCHEDULE EPISODE OPTIONS Panel Menu: • SETUP • Go to Service Bar •...

  • Page 61

    TV Guide On Screen SEARCH: The SEARCH service screen allows you to find 2. Press the CURSOR PAD to highlight a programs by the following: subcategory (Example: ALL). • Keyword • Alphabetical • Category • HDTV Press SELECT for shows matching category, then move to highlight show •...

  • Page 62

    TV Guide On Screen Example: Keyword Search 6. A list of all the shows that matched the keyword is displayed. The Keyword search allows you to enter a word or words to find a program title that matches. 1. From the Search Screen, use the CURSOR PAD Move to highlight a show.

  • Page 63

    TV Guide On Screen RECORDINGS: Screen A) Highlight a program, and then press the The RECORDINGS Service screen displays a list of SELECT button to view a summary of all recorded previously recorded or currently recording programs on programs. an IEEE1394 recording device connected to the TV. •...

  • Page 64

    TV Guide On Screen SCHEDULE: How to Record: The SCHEDULE Service screen allows you to review, The Record options can be set in the LISTINGS, edit and delete Record and Remind events. SEARCH, and SCHEDULE Services. You can also edit record settings for a program in the SCHEDULE Services.

  • Page 65

    TV Guide On Screen • Use Manual Recording: Recording Conflict: 1. From the SERVICE bar, use the CURSOR PAD A recording conflict message will appear if: to highlight the SCHEDULE. Press the MENU • A program set to record overlaps with part of button to display the Schedule Options Panel another program previously set to record.

  • Page 66

    TV Guide On Screen How to set a reminder: • Set Manual reminder • Set from the Panel Menu 1. From the Service bar, use the CURSOR PAD to highlight SCHEDULE, and then press the 1. Use the CURSOR PAD to highlight a MENU button to access the Schedule Options program and press the MENU button to access the...

  • Page 67

    TV Guide On Screen Reminder Notification Banner SETUP: The SETUP Service screen allows you to modify Depending on your option settings, a notification settings that was entered at initial TV Guide On Screen banner will appear if the scheduled reminder time has system setup.

  • Page 68

    TV Guide On Screen CHANGE SYSTEM SETTINGS: 1. From the SETUP Screen, Use the CURSOR PAD Use this option if you want to change something after to highlight Change Channel Display, and then completing initial TV Guide On Screen system setup. press the SELECT button.

  • Page 69

    TV Guide On Screen CHANGE DEFAULT OPTIONS: RECORD DEFAULTS Use this option to change default settings: • General Defaults 1. From the SETUP screen, use the CURSOR PAD • Record Defaults to highlight Change Default Options and then press • Remind Defaults the SELECT button.

  • Page 70

    TV Guide On Screen IR DEFAULTS IR Defaults lets you modify the channel dialing defaults if your cable box and/or VCR is not changing channels properly. 1. From the SETUP screen, use the CURSOR PAD to highlight Change Default Options and then press the SELECT button.

  • Page 71: Channel Manager

    Channel Manager Channel Manager Video Audio TV Guide On Screen Select CHANNEL MANAGER to set your Antenna Channel Manager Locks options, run Auto Channel Scan, Check Signal Meter Timers and Set Channel List. Setup Power Swivel Move Select 1. Press CURSOR PAD or CHANNEL WHEEL to highlight function 2.

  • Page 72

    Channel Manager Channel List Channel Manager This function allows you to review which channels are Signal Meter labeled (CH ID), which have been added to CHANNEL Auto Channel Scan Channel List MEMORY (SCAN), which are protected by LOCK and Move Return which are your FAVORITE (FAV) CHANNELS.

  • Page 73

    Locks Locks Video Audio Audio This function will block out the picture and sound of the Channel Manager selected channel or video input. It can also be used to Locks Timers keep the TV from being viewed for a scheduled time Setup period that you set.

  • Page 74

    Locks Movie Ratings Use Movie Ratings to prevent viewing of any movie that Locks Change Access Code you feel may be inappropriate due to its content. Engage Lock Movie Ratings 1. Use the CURSOR PAD or CHANNEL WHEEL TV Ratings Canadian Ratings(Eng) to select the MOVIE RATING category that you want Canadian Ratings(Frn)

  • Page 75

    Locks TV Ratings Use TV RATINGS to prevent the viewing of any TV Locks Change Access Code program that you feel may be inappropriate due to its Engage Lock content. Movie Ratings TV Ratings Canadian Ratings(Eng) 1. Use the CURSOR PAD or CHANNEL Canadian Ratings(Frn) WHEEL to select the TV RATING category that you...

  • Page 76

    Locks Canadian Ratings (Eng) Use CANADIAN RATINGS (ENG) to block any type of Locks Change Access Code movie and television program in Canada that you feel Engage Lock might be inappropriate in its content. Movie Ratings TV Ratings Canadian Ratings(Eng) 1.

  • Page 77

    Locks Canadian Ratings (Frn) Use CANADIAN RATINGS (FRN) to block Canadian Locks Change Access Code French programs according to various program ratings Engage Lock that you feel might be inappropriate in its content. Movie Ratings TV Ratings Canadian Ratings(Eng) 1. Use the CURSOR PAD or CHANNEL Canadian Ratings(Frn) WHEEL to select the CANADIAN RATINGS (FRN)

  • Page 78

    Timers Timers Video Audio TV Guide On Screen Select TIMERS to set your Clock, Sleep Timer, and Channel Manager Day/Night Timer. Locks Timers Setup 1. Use the CURSOR buttons to highlight the Power Swivel function to be adjusted. Move Select 2.

  • Page 79

    Timers Set Sleep Timer Select this feature to set your SLEEP TIMER from 30 Timers Set The Clock -- : -- AM PST minutes to 3 hours (30 minute increments). Set Sleep Timer 0:00 Set Day/Night Timer Not Set 1. Press the CURSOR PAD repeatedly to set your Move Select...

  • Page 80

    Setup Setup Video Audio TV Guide Channel Select SETUP when setting your TV up for the first Channel Manager time. Locks Timers Setup 1. Use the CURSOR PAD to select Power Swivel the sub-menu of your choice. Move Select 2. Press the SELECT button to select. Setup Menu Preference Screen Saver...

  • Page 81

    Setup Set the Menu Background This function allows you to choose from two menu Setup backgrounds. Menu Preference Set The Language English Set The Menu Background : Shaded Use the CURSOR PAD to highlight Move Return SET THE MENU BACKGROUND (SHADED OR SOLID) of your choice.

  • Page 82

    Set AV Net Use this feature to control your external Audio/Video Video equipment using your HITACHI Plasma TV Remote Audio TV Guide On Screen Control. The IR Mouse cable must be properly Channel Manager connected for the AV NET feature to work.

  • Page 83

    AV Net Setup Wizard please choose “Other” and proceed to the Learning mode. Welcome to the AV Net Setup Wizard. Brand Name Hitachi (44/54) Before starting this wizard, please make sure that all devices are connected appropiately IR Code Set...

  • Page 84

    Selecting “ No “ will Setup ) bypass the Source labeling. Press the SELECT button to start the SETUP WIZARD. AV Net Setup Wizard : A/V Receiver Setup Brand Name Hitachi (44/54) IR Code Set (3/12) AV Net Setup Wizard TV Input Not Connected Welcome to the AV Net Setup Wizard.

  • Page 85

    AV/NET codes. AV Net Setup Wizard : Device Settings DVD Settings After programming your equipment to the AV NET and Brand Name Hitachi (31/77) the Soft Keys do not work, you can manually “LEARN” IR Code Set (1/5) each one by completing the Learning Mode.

  • Page 86

    Setup 10. If the IR code transfer was successful, the Use the CURSOR PAD to select screen below appears, then select “OK” to “Other” from brand name choices. continue setup. Use the CURSOR PAD to highlight “Learning Mode” then press the SELECT button.

  • Page 87

    Setup 23. Select “YES” to setup another device or select 16. Use the CURSOR PAD to select the “No, thanks, I’m done” to exit the AV Net A/V Receiver Source if you have connected the setup. Monitor Out and Optical Out to the A/V Receiver.

  • Page 88

    Setup 13. Select another softkey to learn or select Use the CURSOR PAD to choose the “DONE” to move on to the next screen. device you wish to learn. (Example: DVD 3) Select NEXT to continue. AV Net Setup Wizard : Custom Settings Select the DVD3 softkey to learn? TV Softkeys AV Net Setup Wizard : Custom Settings...

  • Page 89

    Setup 19. Continue with the normal procedures to setup TV Input, Monitor Out, Optical Out and the labeling of the source buttons. 20. Select “YES” to setup another device or select “No thanks, I’m done” to exit the AV NET setup.

  • Page 90

    Setup Set Closed Caption Closed Captions are the dialogue, narration, and/or Setup sound effects of a television program or home video Menu Preference which are displayed on the TV screen. Your local TV Screen Saver Set The Inputs program guide denotes these programs as Set AV NET Set Closed Captions Set Monitor Out...

  • Page 91

    Setup Set Monitor Out This feature will select the source of the Monitor Setup Output. Menu Preference Screen Saver Set The Inputs Monitor: Set AV NET Set Closed Captions Select MONITOR to output the audio and Set Monitor Out video signals of the chosen input source Upgrades (CABLE, AIR, INPUT 1-5) to a VCR or other Set Stand-by Mode...

  • Page 92

    Set The Inputs CARD). If a future software upgrade is required for your Set AV NET Set Closed Captions TV, HITACHI will notify and provide you with a flash Set Monitor Out card. In order to receive written notification and the Upgrades...

  • Page 93

    Setup Set Stand-By Mode This function sets the IEEE1394 in Stand-By Mode to Setup Menu Preference ON or OFF. Certain digital devices have a power save Screen Saver feature, in which the device automatically powers OFF Set The Inputs when not in use (sleep mode). Only by setting the Set AV NET Set Closed Captions IEEE1394 function in Stand-By mode to ON, will the TV...

  • Page 94: Useful Information

    TROUBLESHOOTING Your HITACHI Plasma Television incorporates advanced power surge protection technology designed to protect against component or circuit damage due to external or internal voltage power surges. IF YOUR TELEVISION SHOULD APPEAR TO HAVE A LOSS OF POWER, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE: 1.

  • Page 95: 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 96: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting 1. Plasma Television Troubleshooting Items Notes A buzzing sound may be heard when the plasma television is turned on in a very quiet Buzzing sound from Plasma room. This is due to the plasma panel drive circuit when it is functioning. The buzzing display panel.

  • Page 97

    Troubleshooting TV Guide On-Screen Frequently asked Remind feature. Highlight Schedule and press menu. quiestions continued Choose the event type, press SELECT and then enter date, start and stop time, channel number, etc. If I add a recorder or change my cable service, how What do the frequencies for Record and Remind do I change my Setup information? mean?

  • Page 98: Plug And Play

    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 warranty. Cables Connections to this device must be made with shielded cables with metallic RFI/EMI connector hoods to maintain compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations.

  • Page 99

    All specifications, weights, and dimensions are subject to change without prior notice. Please access www.hitachi.com/tv for detailed specifications Hyper Band ..... . . W+1 - W+28 and dimensions for custom installations.

  • Page 100

    Set Dimensions 42 Inch Models (Includes Table Top Stand) Weight (lbs./kg): 98/44.5 55 Inch Models (Plasma Television Only) Weight (lbs./kg): 135.6/61.5...

  • Page 101

    HITACHI CANADA, LTD. HOME ELECTRONICS DIVISION DIGITAL MEDIA DIVISION HITACHI has made every effort to assure you hours of Should you have any questions regarding warranty, trouble free operation from your unit. However, should service, operation, or technical assistance, please...

  • Page 102: End User License Agreement For Hitachi Dtv Software

    HITACHI DTV Software (this “Agreement”) is a legal agreement between use within North America only. You agree that you will not export or you (“you” or “your”), in your capacity as the owner of a HITACHI brand re-export the Software. You specifically agree not to export or re- digital television (the “DTV”), and HITACHI America, Ltd., Home...

  • Page 103: Appendixes

    Appendixes Appendix A: IMAGE INPUT INPUT TYPE FORMAT ASPECT VIDEO ID AUTO ASPECT Air or Cable NTSC On/Off (Analog Channels) INPUT 1 & 2 HDMI 480i/480p 16:9 16:9 Letter Letter No Info. On/Off INPUT 1-5 S-Video NTSC 16:9 16:9 Video Letter Letter No Info.

  • Page 104: Index

    Index Movie Ratings ..... . .74 TV Ratings ......75 Accessories, .

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