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Hitachi PD1 42PMA300EZ User Manual

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    VESA DPMS. The E ® emblem does not represent EPA endorsement NERGY of any product or service. As an E ® Partner, Hitachi,Ltd. has determined that this product meets the E NERGY NERGY ® guidelines for energy efficiency.
  • Page 2 USER'S MANUAL Thank you very much for purchasing the HITACHI Plasma Display Monitor. Before using your monitor, please carefully read the "SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS" and this "USER'S MANUAL" so you will know how to operate the monitor properly. Keep this manual in a safe place. You will find it useful in the future.
  • Page 3: Features

    Important FEATURES Please read this User's Manual thoroughly, especially the Safety Instructions on Page 4 to 7. Mis-use may cause damage to your Large-screen, high-definition plasma display plasma monitor, which could shorten its lifespan, or cause injury to panel yourself. Should you encounter any difficulty in the set-up or operation of your monitor, firstly refer to the Troubleshooting guide at The 42-inch colour plasma display panel, with a resolution of 852 (H) x 480(V) pixels,creates a high-definition, large-screen (aspect ratio :...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS FEATURES ............2 OTHER FEATURES ........21 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ......4 Automatic Store ..............21 COMPONENT NAMES ........8 Signal Check ..............22 Main Unit................8 Power Save Mode..............22 IMAGE RETENTION OF PLASMA DISPLAY ..23 Remote control ..............9 NOTES ............23 Loading Batteries ..............9 TROUBLESHOOTING ........24 Handling the Remote Control ..........9 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ....10 Symptoms That Seemingly Appear to be Failures ....24 Installation................10...
  • Page 5: Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS This Plasma monitor has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards, but like any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured. Before using this product, please read and understand the Safety Instructions thoroughly to ensure correct usage, and follow all the instructions. About the Symbols Various symbols are used in this manual, the user’s manual and on the product itself to ensure correct usage, to prevent danger to the user and others, and to prevent property damage.
  • Page 6 WARNING Be cautious of the power cord connection. Incorrect connection of the power cord could result in fire or electrical shock. • Do not touch the power cord with a wet hand. • Check that the connecting portion of the power cord is clean (with no dust), before using. Use a soft and dry cloth to clean the power plug. •...
  • Page 7 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS(continued) CAUTION Be careful in moving the monitor. Neglect could result in an injury or damage. • Do not move the monitor during use. Before moving, disconnect the power plug and all external connections. • You are advised to move the monitor with two persons. •...
  • Page 8 • Prevention of an obstacle to Radio receivers This monitor has been designed pursuant to the international EMI standards. This is to prevent a problem to Radio receivers. - Keep the monitor away from Radio. - Adjust Radio antennas in order for the monitor not to receive interference. - The antenna cable of Radio should be kept away from the monitor.
  • Page 9: Component Names

    COMPONENT NAMES Front Main Unit Cabinet Panel (front frame) Control panel • Adjustment buttons are located on the bottom. • The back cover is provided with Remote-control indications to distinguish the receiver adjustment buttons. Indicating lamp • The main power switch is located at the back, on the lower surface.
  • Page 10: Remote Control

    Remote control POWER OFF button POWER ON/OFF button POWER ON button MUTE button VOLUME UP/DOWN buttons RGB/VIDEO buttons RGB 1 RGB 2 MUTE SIZE button PinP button AUTO button RECALL button AUTO PinP SIZE RECALL MENU MENU button RETURN button OK button SELECT/ADJUST buttons ID SET...
  • Page 11: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Installation • If you have purchased the model without the stand attached: When installing the monitor, use the optional Desk-top Stand (CMPAD05). The Desk-top Stand has been used for the illustrations in this manual. WARNING Use one of the special mount units to install this product. A mount of insufficient strength or inadequate design can cause overturning or dropping and result in fire, electrical shock or injury.
  • Page 12: Connecting To A Pc

    Read SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ( ) carefully to ensure maximum safety before proceeding to these steps: • Choose an appropriate site and install the product on a level table where the stand is secure. • Install the monitor to have ready access to a power socket available. •...
  • Page 13: Mounting The Speaker Unit

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Mounting the Speaker Unit (option) Refer to the instruction manual concerning mounting of the optional speaker unit. Power Cord Connection Connect the power cord, after completing all other connections. ① ➁ ① Connect the power cord to this device. ➁...
  • Page 14: Operating Instructions

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Turning Power On and Off To turn the monitor power ON, press the main power • switch on the monitor main unit to ON, and then press the SUB POWER button or the ON/OFF or ON button on the remote control.
  • Page 15: Input Switching

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Volume Adjustment The volume can be adjusted by pressing the VOL+ and VOL- buttons of the remote control (or the ▲ and ▼ volume buttons of the monitor unit). Volume setting value ▼ ▼ Volume 15 VOLUME UP/DOWN buttons INPUT SELECT button Adjustment status guide display...
  • Page 16: Size Switching

    RGB 1 RGB 2 MUTE AUTO PinP SIZE RECALL RECALL button MENU SIZE button ID SET RECALL button SIZE button Size Switching Each time the SIZE button of the remote control or the monitor is pressed, the screen display area will change in sequence and the status will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 17: Automatic Adjustment Of Screen Position And The Clock

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Using the Menu Screen (On-screen display system) RGB 1 RGB 2 MUTE When the MENU button is pressed, the adjustment menu screen will be displayed; from there, PC signal adjustment and setting is possible by using the SELECT button, RETURN buttons AUTO PinP...
  • Page 18: Picture Menu

    PICTURE MENU Picture Picture Audio Contrast : + 31 Timer Brightness : – 31 Function Colour MENU Setup : + 31 Language Picture Enhancement : Off Select Colour Temperature : Normal Colour Temp.Adjust Contrast + 31 Reset Reset Select Return Next / Prev Adjust Return...
  • Page 19: Audio Menu

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) AUDIO MENU Picture Audio Audio Audio Mode : Movie Timer Treble : + 10 Function Bass : – 10 MENU Setup Balance Language SRS TruBass : Middle Select Matrix Surround : Off Perfect Volume : Off Reset Reset Select Return...
  • Page 20: Function Menu

    FUNCTION MENU Picture Function Audio Screen Saver Timer Screen Wipe On 60Min. Function Black Side Panel MENU Setup Video Power Save Language Freeze Mode Split Select Default Zoom Panoramic OK Set Reset Reset Select Return Function Panel Life Normal Mode Display ID Number Inverse On 60Min.
  • Page 21: Setup Menu

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) SETUP MENU Picture Setup Audio Auto Adjust Adjust Timer Horizontal Position Function Vertical Position + 31 MENU Setup Horizontal Clock – 20 Language Clock Phase Select Reset Reset OK Set Select Return Exit Horizontal Position Next / Prev Adjust Return Setup...
  • Page 22: Language Menu

    LANGUAGE MENU Language Picture English Audio Français Timer Deutsch MENU Function Español Setup Italiano Language Norsk Select Svenska OK Set Select Return Exit Select a language by ▼ ▲ SELECT buttons and press the OK button. OTHER FEATURES Automatic Store Approximately 1 sec.
  • Page 23: Signal Check

    OTHER FEATURES (continued) Signal Check Changes in the signal status are displayed on the screen as they arise. Status Display Action When Mode Display is set to ON, A guide is displayed for the input RGB2 the input signal is switched or terminal and the horizontal and when the RECALL button is vertical sync frequency.
  • Page 24: Image Retention Of Plasma Display

    IMAGE RETENTION OF PLASMA DISPLAY There are different characteristics that result in panel image retention depending on how the plasma display is used. Situations and effective usage methods related to ghosting are provided below. Image retention characteristics of a plasma display The image retention phenomenon of a plasma panel occurs due to partial phosphor degradation arising from partial character and figure display.
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Symptoms That Seemingly Appear to be Failures Make the checks suggested below depending on the symptoms observed. If the symptoms remain uncorrected, contact your dealer. WARNING Customer servicing can be hazardous. Symptom Point to check See page • No picture with the power-indicating lamp •...
  • Page 26 Symptom Point to check See page Symptom Point to check See page • The temperature of the display panel surface is high. • The plasma display panel is lighting the phosphors by the • The temperature of the display panel surface is high. •...
  • Page 27: Actions To Correct Abnormal Displays

    TROUBLESHOOTING (continued) Actions to Correct Abnormal Displays Depending on the kind of system equipment used, images may not be displayed normally. In this case, make the adjustments suggested below. (only for RGB2) Text displayed across the screen appears vertically streaked, with some characters blurred (figure 1). Symptom 1 The display image appears flowing (figure 2) (RGB input).
  • Page 28: Product Specifications

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Product specifications and designs are subject to change without notice. Display Display Approx. 42 inches (920 (H) x 518 (V) mm, diagonal 1059mm) Approx. 42 inches (920 (H) x 518 (V) mm, diagonal 1059mm) dimensions dimensions Panel Panel Resolution Resolution 852 (H) x 480 (V) pixels...
  • Page 29: Recommended Signal List

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS (continued) Signal Input (continued) DVI terminal (DVI-D) Input signal Input signal T.M.D.S. Data2- +5V Power T.M.D.S. Data2+ Ground (for+5V) 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 T.M.D.S. Data2/4 Shield Hot Plug Detect 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 T.M.D.S.
  • Page 30 With Analog RGB signal input (RGB2 input) Signal mode Signal mode Horizontal frequency Dot clock frequency Horizontal frequency Dot clock frequency Remarks Remarks Vertical frequency Vertical frequency (kHz) (kHz) (MHz) (MHz) Signal Name Resolution Signal Name Resolution (Hz) (Hz) 640 X 400 640 X 400 70.08 70.08...
  • Page 31: Supplement

  • Page 32: Optional Video Unit Function

    Optional Video Unit Function Additional functions when the optional video unit is installed are as follows: ( INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Connecting to a Video Imaging Device (1) Make sure that the power switch of the monitor is turned off. (2) Make sure that the power switch of the imaging device is turned off. (3) Use a commercially available cable and connector to connect the signal input terminal on the rear panel of this device and the signal output terminal of the imaging device.
  • Page 33 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS RGB 1 RGB 2 MUTE RGB/VIDEO buttons SIZE button AUTO PinP SIZE RECALL MENU INPUT SELECT button SIZE button Input Switching • Input can be switched by pressing the AV1, AV2, AV3, AV4, RGB1 or RGB2 buttons of the remote control. Input can be switched in the sequence of AV1➔AV2 ➔...
  • Page 34 Vertical picture position can be adjusted for [Panoramic], [Zoom] , [C14:9L] and [14:9Zoom] mode as follows. 1. Press SIZE button and SELECT buttons during picture size display. 2. Position display will appear. 3. Adjustment range of each picture size are as shown below. [Panoramic] - 12 to + 12 [Zoom]...
  • Page 35: Displaying Multi Picture

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Displaying MULTI PICTURE If the PinP button on the remote control is pressed MULTI PICTURE will display. Activating the P-in-P mode from the RGB input screen Pressing the PinP button one time will display 2 pictures. • This mode can be available from RGB1(DVI-PC) and RGB2(RGB) input.
  • Page 36 PICTURE MENU Picture Picture Picture Mode Dynamic Audio Contrast Timer Brightness MENU Function Colour Setup Sharpness Language Select Colour Temperature Normal Contrast Mode Normal Reset Reset Picture Mode Dynamic Select Return Next/Prev Select Return Picture Picture Mode Dynamic Contrast Brightness Colour Sharpness Colour Temperature...
  • Page 37 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) PICTURE MENU (continued) Selected characters Setup hint Dynamic: This setting is best for very bright ambient lighting. Dynamic Natural Picture Mode Natural: This setting is for normal lighting conditions. Adjust for maximum visibility to suit the ambient brightness. This can adjust further till [+40] by pressing and holding cursor button at [+31].
  • Page 38 Selected characters Setup hint Turn On when the original balance of each colour is required to adjust Colour Management depending on the user’s preference. Magenta Magenta is weakened. Magenta is strengthened. Red is weakened. Red is strengthened. Yellow Yellow is weakened. Yellow is strengthened.
  • Page 39: Colour System

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) SETUP MENU Picture Setup Setup Audio Colour System System System 1 Timer Colour System MENU Function Auto Video Input Setup Audio Input Language Scart Output Monitor SECAM Select RGB1 DVI-STB OK Set RGB2 Component HDTV Select Return Exit Select Return...
  • Page 40 Selected characters Setup hint Audio Input This should correspond to the audio signal from the equipment that is Stereo L/Mono connected to AV1 audio input terminal. If it is monaural audio, set this to L/Mono. (Same to AV1) Scart Output Not Available (grayed out) This should correspond to the signal mode of the signal from the DVI-PC...
  • Page 41 TROUBLESHOOTING Symptoms That Seemingly Appear to be Failures Make the checks suggested below depending on the symptoms observed. If the symptoms remain uncorrected, contact your dealer. WARNING Customer servicing can be hazardous. Symptom Point to check See page • This sometimes occurs when a component output VCR such as the 480i is connected.
  • Page 42 Signal Input RGB terminal (D-sub 15-pin connector) Input signal R (P G or sync on green (Y) B (P No connection • When different kinds of input signals are simultaneously input to the monitor via a graphics board or the like, the monitor will No connection automatically select the signals in the following priority order: R.GND (P...
  • Page 43 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS (continued) Recommended Signal List With Digital RGB signal input (RGB1 input) Signal mode Setup Menu Condition Signal mode Setup Menu Condition Horizontal Dot clock Horizontal Dot clock frequency frequency Remarks Vertical frequency frequency frequency Remarks Vertical frequency Signal Name Resolution DVI-PC DVI-STB...
  • Page 44 •this guarantee does not cover the replacement of exhausted batteries, the adjustment of user controls, or aerial alignment. •any parts replaced under this guarantee shall become the property of HITACHI EUROPE LTD.. •please note that evidence of the date of purchase will be required before any service under this guarantee is carried out.
  • Page 45 Milano, Italia Fax: +46 (0) 8 562 711 13 ITALY Email: Tel: +39 02 487861 Tel: +39 02 38073415 Servizio Clienti HITACHI EUROPE LTD (Norway) AB Fax: +39 02 48786381/2 STRANDVEIEN 18 Email: 1366 Lysaker NORWAY HITACHI EUROPE S.A.S...

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