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Hitachi 42LDF30UA Instructions For Use Manual

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42" LCD Colour Television



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  • Page 1 Instructions for use 42" LCD Colour Television 42LDF30UA...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Features ..............3 Initial Settings ............19 Accessories ............3 General Operation ..........19 Introduction ............. 4 Information Banner ........... 19 Preparation ............. 4 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) ....20 Safety Precautions ..........4 Displaying the Subtitles ........20 Power Source .............
  • Page 3 Navigating the Analogue TV Menu System ..30 Program Table ..........34 Analogue TV Menu System ........30 Name ............34 Picture Menu............. 30 Insert............34 Mode ............. 30 Delete .............34 Brightness/Contrast/Colour/Sharpness ..30 APS (Auto Programming System) ..34 Colour Temp ..........30 Country ..........35 Noise Reduction ...........
  • Page 4: Features

    Features Accessories • Remote controlled colour LCD TV. • Fully integrated digital TV (DVB-T). • Two HDMI connectors for digital video and audio. This connection is also designed to accept high defi nition signals. • 200 programmes from VHF, UHF. •...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction Moisture and Water Thank you for choosing this product. This Do not use this device in manual will guide you in the proper a humid and damp place operation of your TV. Before operating (avoid the bathroom, the the TV, please read this manual sink in the kitchen, and near thoroughly.
  • Page 6: Servicing

    manufacturer or have the same specifi cations as Disconnecting the Device the original one. Unauthorized substitutions may The mains plug is used to disconnect TV set result in fi re, electrical shock or other hazards. from the mains and therefore it must remain Servicing readily operable.
  • Page 7: Overview Of The Remote Control

    Overview of the Remote Control Standby Yellow / Feature menu / Current language Blue / Install menu / Favourite selection Previous programme Cursor up Cursor right Cursor down TV / Digital TV Mono/Stereo - Dual I-II Programme up - Page down (in DTV mode) / Programme down - Page up (in DTV mode) Numeric buttons...
  • Page 8: Lcd Tv And Operating Buttons

    LCD TV and Operating Buttons FRONT VIEW Standby button TV/AV button MENU button TV/AV Programme Up/ MENU TV/AV Down buttons MENU P/CH P/CH Volume Up/Down buttons SIDE VIEW REAR VIEW English - 7 -...
  • Page 9: Viewing The Connections- Back Connectors

    Viewing the Connections- Back Connectors 1. S/PDIF Out outputs digital audio signals of the currently watched source. Use a digital optic cable to transfer audio signals to a device that has S/PDIF input. 2. Subwoofer Out is for connecting an external, active subwoofer to the set to give a much deeper bass effect.
  • Page 10 output. Connect the component video cables between the COMPONENT VIDEO INPUTS on on the TV and the component video outputs of your device. While connecting, be sure that the letters on your TV, “ Y ”, “ Pb ”, “ Pr ” correspond with your device’s connectors. 7.
  • Page 11: Viewing The Connections - Side Connectors

    Viewing the Connections - Side Connectors CI Slot is used for inserting a CI card. A CI card allows you to view channels that you subscribe to. For more information, see “Conditional Access” section. 2. Headphone jack is used for connecting an external headphone to the system.
  • Page 12: Power Connection

    Power Connection IMPORTANT : The TV set is designed to operate on 220-240V AC, 50 Hz. • After unpacking, allow the TV set to reach the ambient room temperature before you connect the set to the mains. • Plug the power cable to the mains socket outlet. Aerial Connection •...
  • Page 13: Connecting The Lcd Tv To A Pc

    Connecting the LCD TV to a PC For displaying your computer’s screen image on your LCD TV, you can connect your computer to the TV set. • Power off both computer and display before making any connections. • Use 15-pin D-sub display cable to connect a PC to the LCD TV. •...
  • Page 14: Connecting To A Dvd Player

    Connecting to a DVD Player If you want to connect a DVD player to your LCD TV, you can use connectors on the TV set. DVD players may have different connectors. Please refer to your DVD player’s instruction book for additional information.
  • Page 15: Using Side Av Connectors

    Using Side AV Connectors You can connect a range of optional equipment to your LCD TV. Possible connections are shown below. Note that cables shown in the illustration are not supplied. • For connecting a camcorder, connect to the VIDEO IN socket and the AUDIO SOCKETS. For selecting the related source, see the section “Input selection”...
  • Page 16: Using Other Connectors

    Using Other Connectors You can connect a range of optional equipment to your LCD TV. Possible connections are shown below. Note that cables shown in the illustration are not supplied. • For connecting a to a device that has SPDIF support, use an appropriate SPDIF cable to enable sound connection.
  • Page 17: Connecting Other Equipment Via Scart

    Connecting Other Equipment via Scart Most devices support SCART connection. You can connect a; DVD recorder, a VCR or a decoder to your LCD TV by using the SCART sockets. Note that cables shown in the illustration are not supplied. Power off both the TV and the devices before making any connections.
  • Page 18: Inserting Batteries In The Remote Control Handset

    Inserting Batteries in the Switching the TV On/Off Remote Control Handset To Switch the TV On • Remove the battery cover located on the back · Connect the power cord to the 220-240V AC of the handset by gently pulling backwards 50 Hz.
  • Page 19: Input Selection

    AV Mode Input Selection • Press the “ TV/AV” button in the control panel Once you have connected external equipment on the TV to switch between AV modes. to your TV, you can switch to different input Operation with the Remote Control sources.
  • Page 20: Initial Settings

    After Automatic Search is completed, the Initial Settings following message asking for analogue channel When the TV set is operated for the fi rst time, search appears on the screen: the IDTV turns on fi rst. Because this is the fi rst time the TV is used, there are no channels stored in the memory.
  • Page 21: Electronic Programme Guide (Epg)

    • The information banner can also be displayed is brief information about the programs of at any time while watching TV by pressing the the channel, such as: name, short/extended INFO button on the remote control: event description, start & end time. The time scale can be changed by pressing left or right buttons.
  • Page 22: Digital Teletext (** For Uk Only)

    • When you press the TELETEXT ( ) button Note: You can enable subtitles by pressing the “ ” again, the digital teletext screen will be (* for UK) or GREEN (** for EU countries) buttons. displayed. Press the “ M” button to display the main menu, Widescreen highlight the Setup and then Language menu using “...
  • Page 23: Navigating The Entire Channel List

    Note: If you enter the programme number of the channel that you want to move, “ services will be replaced. Do you want to continue?” OSD will be displayed. Press OK to confi rm or select “No” to cancel. Deleting the Channels in the Channel List •...
  • Page 24: Adding Locks To Channels

    Now pressing “ ” or “ ” button moves to the previous/next character. Pressing “ ” or “ ” button toggles the current character, i.e., ‘b’ character becomes ‘a’ by “ ” and ‘c’ by “ ”. Pressing the numeric buttons ‘0...9’ replaces the highlighted character with the characters printed above the button one by one as the button is pressed.
  • Page 25: Timers

    Timers Some Digital Terrestrial channels operate on a Pay Per View basis. These require a subscription and a hardware decoder. To display timers window, activate the item from the main menu. To add a timer, press the Obtain the Conditional Access Module (CAM) YELLOW button on the remote control.
  • Page 26: Setup

    The digital TV Setup menu screen is accessed Hard of Hearing (**for EU countries only) from the main menu. Press the “M” button to Use “ ” or “ ” button to select Hard of Hearing display the main menu and use “ ” or “ ” button and then press “...
  • Page 27: Parental Control

    Maturity Lock When set, this option gets the maturity information from the broadcast and if this maturity level is disabled, does not show video-audio. Menu Lock In menu lock you can set locking for all menus, • Press “M” button and using the “ ” or “ ” or the Installation Menu to restrict access to buttons to choose Setup and press the OK these menus.
  • Page 28: Audio Description

    Zone options will not be available to be set. If Language MANUAL option is selected as the Time Zone In this menu the user can adjust the preferred Setting, Time Zone can be altered: language. Language is changed by pressing OK button.
  • Page 29: Language Settings

    Language Settings If Yes is selected, automatic search starts. Selecting No cancels automatic search. In the configuration menu, highlight the Language Settings item by pressing “ ” or “ ” After search is completed for digital channels, a buttons. Press OK and Language Settings sub message asking whether to search for analogue menu will be displayed on the screen: channels appears on the screen:...
  • Page 30: Clear Service List (*)

    In both manual and auto search any existing After the country option is selected, a message channel in the database is not re-stored to avoid asking for automatic search appears on the redundant duplicates of that channel. screen: Clear Service List (*) (*) This setting is visible only when the Country option is set to Denmark, Sweden, Norway or Finland.
  • Page 31: Navigating The Analogue Tv Menu System

    Colour Temp Navigating the Analogue TV Press “ ” or “ ” button to select Colour Temp . Menu System Press “ ” or “ ” to choose from one of these For displaying options: Cool, Normal and Warm . menu options For navigation Note:...
  • Page 32: Reset

    Use “ ” or “ ” buttons, to change picture zoom Press “ ” or “ ” button to change the preset. to Auto, 16:9, 4:3, Panoramic, 14:9, Cinema , In equalizer menu, the preset can be changed Subtitle or Zoom . to Music, Movie, Speech, Flat, Classic and User .
  • Page 33: Spdif Out

    Spdif Out Using “ ” or “ ” button, you can switch to PIP, PAP mode or turn off the feature. Press “ ” or “ ” button to select Spdif Out . Press “ ” or “ ” button to set the Spdif Out . If the TV is switched to PIP or PAP mode, as On or Off .
  • Page 34: Child Lock

    If Sleep Timer is activated, at the end of the Teletext Language selected time, the TV goes automatically to Press “ ” or “ ” button to select Teletext standby mode. Language. Use “ ” or “ ” button to change Child Lock Teletext Language to West, East, Turk/Gre , Cyrillic or Arabic .
  • Page 35: Colour System

    Colour System Program Table Press “ ” or “ ” button to select Colour System. Select Program Table by pressing “ ” or “ Use “ ” or “ ” button to change the colour ” button. system to PAL, PAL 60, SECAM or AUTO. Sound System Press “...
  • Page 36: Country

    In source menu, highlight a source by pressing “ ” or “ ” button and switch to that mode by pressing “ ” button. Source options are; TV , DTV, EXT-1, EXT-2, EXT-2S FAV, HDMI-1 , HDMI-2 , YPbPr or PC-VGA . Note: Once you have connected optional equipment systems to your TV, you should select the required input to view pictures from that source.
  • Page 37: H (Horizontal) Position

    H (Horizontal) Position Feature Menu This item shifts the image horizontally to right Feature menu settings are identical to the hand side or left hand side of the screen. settings explained in “ Feature Menu” section in “ Menu System ”. Select H Position item by using “...
  • Page 38: Picture Mode Selection

    When you switch to PAP Mode, main window in PAP Mode will be displayed on the right side of the screen. The active window can be changed by pressing “ ” or “ ” button. Press the “ ” button again to exit the PAP •...
  • Page 39: Zoom

    Zoom Note: Most TV stations use code 100 for their index pages. This option zooms to the picture. Coloured Buttons (RED/GREEN/YELLOW/BLUE) Your TV supports both FASTEXT and TOP text systems. When these systems are available, the pages are divided into groups or topics. Note: You can shift to screen up or down by pressing “...
  • Page 40: Tips

    Sound Tips You can not hear any sound. Did you perhaps Screen Care interrupt the sound, pressing the button? Clean the screen with a slightly damp, soft Sound is coming from only one of the speakers. cloth. Do not use abrasive solvents as they may Is the balance set to one extreme? See Sound damage the coating layer of the TV screen.
  • Page 41: Appendix A: Pc Input Typical Display Modes

    Appendix A: PC Input Typical Display Modes The display has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 . The following table is an illustration of some of the typical video display modes. Your TV may not support different resolutions. Supported resolution modes are listed below. If you switch your PC to an unsupported mode, a warning OSD will appear on the screen.
  • Page 42: Appendix B: Av And Hdmi Signal Compatibility (Input Signal Types)

    Appendix B: AV and HDMI Signal Compatibility (Input Signal Types) Source Supported Signals Available PAL 50/60 NTSC 60 EXT-1 (SCART 1) RGB 50 RGB 60 PAL 50/60 NTSC 60 RGB 50 EXT-2 (SCART-2) RGB 60 S-VHS 50 S-VHS 60 PAL 50/60 NTSC 60 480I 60Hz...
  • Page 43: Appendix C: Pin Specifi Cations

  • Page 44: Appendix D: Pip/Pap Mode Combinations

    Appendix D: PIP/PAP Mode Combinations MAIN Scart1 Scart2 Scart2S HDMI1 HDMI2 YPbPr (RGB) Scart1 (RGB) (RGB) (RGB) (RGB) Scart2 (RGB) Scart2S (RGB) (RGB) HDMI1 HDMI2 YPbPr ( RGB ): This indicates that, selection is possible only if Scart-1 has a RGB signal. Restrictions: Scart-1 source must have RGB signal to perform PIP\PAP with sources TV, Scart-2, Scart-2 S, FAV.
  • Page 45: Specifi Cations

    Specifi cations TV BROADCASTING PAL/SECAM B/G D/K K’ I/I’ L/L’ RECEIVING CHANNELS VHF (BAND I/III) UHF (BAND U) HYPERBAND MHEG-5 ENGINE compliant with ISO/IEC 13522-5 UK engine Profi le 1 for UK Object carousel support compliant with ISO/IEC 135818-6 and UK DTT profi le Frequency range: 474-850 MHz for UK models 170-862 MHz for EU models Digital...
  • Page 46: Product Guarantee

    Product Guarantee This product is guaranteed against manufacturing defects for a period of 1 Year This does not cover the product where the fault is due to misuse, abuse, use in contravention of the instructions, or where the product has been the subject of unauthorised modifi cations or alterations, or has been the subject of commercial use In the event of a problem with the product within the guarantee period please return it to your nearest store...
  • Page 51 Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co. Ltd., Shin-Otemachi Bldg 5f, 2-1, Otemachi 2-Chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0004 Japan HITACHI EUROPE LTD. HITACHI EUROPE S.A. Consumer Affairs Department 364, Kifissias Ave. & 1, Delfon Str. PO Box 3007 152 33 Chalandri Maidenhead Athens Berkshire SL6 8ZE...