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Hitachi L42VG08U Instructions For Use Manual

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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Features ..............2 Locking a Channel ..........18 Introduction ............. 2 Channel List Filter ..........18 Preparation ............. 2 Managing Stations: Favourites ......19 Safety Precautions ..........3 Button Functions ..........19 Power Cord ............3 Managing Stations: Sorting Channel List ..... 19 Warning ..............
  • Page 3: Features

    Introduction Features • Remote controlled colour LCD TV. Please read the corresponding instructions of this handbook prior to the fi rst usage of the device, even • Fully integrated Terrestrial digital TV (DVB-T MPEG2) when the usage of electronic devices is familiar (DVB-T MPEG4).
  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    hearing. Safety Precautions DON’T leave equipment switched on when it is Please read the following recommended safety unattended unless it is specifi cally stated precautions carefully for your safety. that it is designed for unattended operation or has a SOME DOS AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE USE OF stand-by mode.
  • Page 5: Warning

    Servicing either the symbols. If you are in any doubt Please refer all servicing to qualifi ed about the installation of an extension lead, please personnel. Do not remove the cover consult a competent electrician. yourself as this may result in an electric Warning shock.
  • Page 6: Package Contents

    life threatening when swallowed. Store batteries unreachable for small children. In case of swallowing a battery medical aid has to be sought immediately. Also keep the packaging foils away from children. There is danger of suffocation. Package Contents Connection to a Television Distribution LANG SUBTITLE SCREEN...
  • Page 7: Environmental Information

    Environmental Information • This television is designed to consume less energy to save environment. You not only help to save the environment but also you can save money by reducing electricity bills thanks to the energy effi ciency feauture of this TV. To reduce energy consumption, you should take the following steps: •...
  • Page 8: Remote Control Buttons

    Stop (in Media Browser mode) be displayed on the screen: Pause (in Media Browser mode) Thank you for purchasing this Hitachi TV. Exciting new services will be available soon. In order to Standby enjoy these new services, please keep your TV Operation LED light connected.
  • Page 9: Lcd Tv And Operating Buttons

    LCD TV and Operating Buttons FRONT and REAR VIEW Control buttons VIEW Control Buttons 1. Standby/On button 2. TV/AV button 3. Programme Up/Down buttons 4. Volume Up/Down buttons Note: Press “ ” and buttons at the same time to view main menu.
  • Page 10: Viewing The Connections - Side Connectors

    of your PC to enable PC audio. Connect the audio cable between AUDIO INPUTS on the TV and audio outputs of your device to enable component audio. Subwoofer Out is for connecting an external, active subwoofer to the set to give a much deeper bass effect.
  • Page 11: Antenna Connection

    With some contents desired to be played via USB Antenna Connection media browser, some functions of media Aerial Connection browser may not function properly and this might happen due to the content being played. • Connect the aerial or cable TV plug to the AERIAL INPUT socket located at the rear of the TV.
  • Page 12: Connecting To A Dvd Player

    • To listen the TV sound from headphones, connect Connecting to a DVD Player to the HEADPHONE jack of theTV. If you want to connect a DVD player to your LCD Using the Cable Holder TV, you can use connectors of the TV set. DVD players may have different connectors.
  • Page 13: Connecting To A Wired Network

    Connecting to a Wired Network For connecting to a wired LAN network, you should perform the following steps: • Connect broadband ISP connection ethernet cable to the ETHERNET INPUT of your modem. • Ensure that Nero Media Home software is installed to your PC.(for DLNA function) •...
  • Page 14: Remote Control Handset

    Digital Teletext (** for UK only) Remote Control Handset • Press the “ ” button. Inserting Batteries • The digital teletext information appears. • Remove the battery cover located on the back of • Operate it with the coloured buttons, cursor buttons the handset by gently pulling backwards from the and OK button.
  • Page 15: Operation With The Buttons On The Tv

    Operation with the Buttons on the TV Viewing Electronic Programme Volume Setting Guide (EPG) • Press “ ” button to decrease volume or You can view the electronic programme guide (EPG) button to increase volume, so a volume level scale to view information about available programmes.
  • Page 16: First Time Installation

    Yellow button (Prev Day): Displays the programmes First Time Installation of previous day. IMPORTANT: Ensure that the aerial is connected Blue button (Next day): Displays the programmes and a Common Interface module is not inserted of the next day. before switching on the TV for the first time Text button (Filter): Views fi...
  • Page 17: Auto Channel Scan Menu Operation

    • Press OK button on the remote control to continue Auto Tuning and the following message will be displayed on the HINT: Auto tuning feature will help you to retune the TV screen: set in order to store new services or stations. Press “MENU”...
  • Page 18: Manual Tuning

    Analog Fine Tune Manual Tuning • Select Analog Fine Tune from the Installation menu HINT: This feature can be used for direct broadcast by using “ ” or “ ” and OK buttons. Analog Fine entry. Tune screen will be displayed. Analog Fine Tune •...
  • Page 19: Operating The Channel List

    Operating the Channel List Locking a Channel You can press GREEN button to tag/untag all channels; YELLOW button to tag/untag a single channel. • Select the channel that you want to lock and select Lock option. Press OK button to continue. •...
  • Page 20: Managing Stations: Favourites

    Managing Stations: Favourites On-Screen Information You can create a list of favourite programmes. You can press “INFO” button to display on-screen information. Details of the station and current • Press “ MENU” button to view main menu. Select programme will be displayed on the information Channel List item by using “...
  • Page 21: Viewing Videos Via Usb

    screen. The fi rst USB device connected to the TV will Viewing Photos via USB be named as USB Drive1. When you select Photos from the main options, available image fi les will be fi ltered and listed on this screen.
  • Page 22: Media Browser Settings

    Subtitle Font Size: Sets subtitle font size (max. 54pt). Using DLNA Network Service DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) is a standard that eases viewing process of digital electronics and makes them more convenient to use on a home network. For further information, visit www.dlna.org. DLNA standard allows you to view and play photos, music and videos stored in the DLNA media server connected to your home network.
  • Page 23: Nero Media Home Installation

    • If there is any media server or network connected, Changing Image Size: Picture the following OSD message will be displayed after Formats selecting the desired media type. Select OK to display selected network or USB memory content. • Programmes can be watched in different picture If you want to refresh the device list, press GREEN formats, depending on the transmission received.
  • Page 24: Confi Guring Picture Settings

    14:9 This zooms up the wide picture (14:9 aspect ratio) to the upper and lower limits of the screen. Confi guring Picture Settings 14:9 Zoom You can use different picture settings in detail. Press “MENU” button and select the Picture icon by using “...
  • Page 25: Pc Picture Settings

    Movie Sense: While Movie Sense is active, it will optimise the TV’s video settings for motional images to acquire a better quality and readability. Using Movie Sense Mode When Movie Sense option is set to Low, Med or High, Movie Sense demo option will be available. If one of these options is selected and if you press OK button, then the demo mode starts.
  • Page 26: Confi Guring Your Tv's Settings

    Operating Settings Menu Items • Press “ ” or “ ” button to highlight a menu item. • Press OK button to select an item. • Press “ MENU” button to exit. Settings Menu Items Conditional Access: Controls conditional access modules when available.
  • Page 27: Confi Guring Language Preferences

    Language Settings Confi guring Language Preferences You can operate the TV’s language settings using this menu. Press “MENU” button and select the Settings icon by using “ ” or “ ” button. Press OK button to view Settings menu. Use “ ” or “ ” button to highlight Language and press OK to continue: In the Settings menu, highlight the Language Settings item by pressing “...
  • Page 28: Parental Settings Menu Operation (*)

    • Use “ ” or “ ” button to set. The timer can be programmed between Off and 2.00 hours (120 minutes) in steps of 30 minutes. Setting Programme Timers You can set programme timers for a particular programme using this feature. Press “...
  • Page 29: Confi Guring Source Settings

    Confi guring IP Settings On IP Settings window you can set IP address of the TV set. IP address can be either static or dynamic. Static means that the address is given by service supervisor and that you know. Also subnet mask and DNS Server’s IP addresses should be set correctly.
  • Page 30: Operation

    Operation type have been found.” message will be displayed on the screen. • Press “ ” or “ ” buttons to select an item. Standby Search (optional): Use “ ” or “ ” button • Use “ ” or “ ” button to set an option. to select Standby Search and then press “...
  • Page 31: Teletext

    Teletext Tips Teletext system transmits information such as news, Screen Care: Clean the screen with a dry, soft cloth. sports and weather on your TV. Note that is the signal Do not use abrasive solvents as they may damage the degrades, for example in poor/adverse weather coating layer of the TV screen.
  • Page 32: Appendix A: Pc Input Typical Display Modes

    Appendix A: PC Input Typical Appendix B: AV and HDMI Signal Compatibility (Input Signal Types) Display Modes The display has a maximum resolution of 1360 x 768. The following table is an illustration of some of the Source Supported Signals Available typical video display modes.
  • Page 33: Appendix C: Supported Dvi Resolutions

    Appendix C: Supported DVI Resolutions When connecting devices to your TV’s connectors by using DVI converter cables (not supplied), you can refer to the following resolution information. 24Hz 25Hz 30Hz 50Hz 60Hz 480i 480p 576i 576p 720p 1080i 1080p Appendix D: Supported File Formats for USB Mode Supported Players Player Stream...
  • Page 34: Appendix E: Software Upgrade

    Appendix E: Software Upgrade • Your TV is capable of fi nding and updating new software upgrades over broadcast channels. • For broadcast channels search, TV looks the available channels stored in your settings. So before software upgrade search, it is advised to auto search and update all available channels. 1) Software upgrade search via user interface •...
  • Page 35: Appendix G: Nero Mediahome Installation

    Appendix G: Nero MediaHome Installation To install Nero MediaHome, please proceed as follows: Insert the Nero MediaHome installation disc in your optical disc drive. • The Nero MultiInstaller screen with a button to start the installation process will open automatically. •...
  • Page 36 The Nero MediaHome installation wizard checks the If you would like to help by participating in the availability of required third-party software on your PC. anonymous collection of usage data, select the If applications are missing they are listed and must be check box and click the Next button.
  • Page 37: Specifi Cations

    Digital Reception (DVB-T) Specifi cations TV BROADCASTING Transmission Standards: PAL/SECAM B/G D/K K’ I/I’ L/L’ DVB-T, MPEG2,DVB-T, MPEG4 HD RECEIVING CHANNELS i. DEMODULATION VHF (BAND I/III) • -Symbol rate: COFDM with 2K/8K FFT mode. UHF (BAND U) • -Modulation: 16-QAM - 64-QAM FEC for all DVB modes (automatically found) HYPERBAND •...
  • Page 38: Dvb-T Functionality Information

    DVB-T functionality information This DVB receiver is only suitable for use in the country which it was designed to be used in. Although this DVB receiver conforms to the latest DVB specifi cations at the time of manufacture, we cannot guarantee compatibility with future DVB transmissions due to changes that may be implemented in broadcast signals and technologies.
  • Page 39: Product Guarantee

    Product Guarantee This product is guaranteed against manufacturing defects for a period 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 Argos store...
  • Page 40: Quick Guide

    QUICK GUIDE L42VG08U IMPORTANT - If placing TV into cabinet or alcove, ensure there is at least a 100mm (10cm) gap to the sides, rear and top of the TV. This is to allow for adequate ventilation during operation. Please read the main Users Guide for more safety information before installation.
  • Page 41 • It is recommended that a scart lead should be fitted between your TV and VCR to enhance your picture and sound quality. Scart leads are essential if you have a stereo TV and VCR and wish to obtain stereo sound from your equipment. These leads can be purchased from your Hitachi dealer or any good High Street electrical retailer.
  • Page 42 ...or through a HDMI and YP P products (DVD-RW) Audio In TFT-LCD TV YPbPr cable (RF) connector lead Device to TV HDMI cable Scart Lead to Scart 1-2 on TV. Aerial (RF) Socket COMPONENT ANTENNA wall AUDIO OUT socket Aerial (RF) ANT.IN HDMI OUT Lead...
  • Page 43: Switch Your Tv On

    connect the TV plug to the mains socket UK plug European plug insert plug..and switch on insert plug... switch your TV on by setting the on/off button to position | . REAR FRONT VIEW VIEW NB: When the set is first switched on, the set will be in standby and the indicator on the front of the set will illuminate.
  • Page 44: Start A.p.s. (Auto Programming System)

    start A.P.S. (Auto Programming System) When the TV is operated for the first time, installation wizard will guide you through the process. First, language selection screen will be displayed. • Use " " or " down " buttons to select your language and press OK button to set selected language and continue.