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Hitachi HDB73 Instruction Manual

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  • Page 1 Digital Terrestrial TV Receiver Model HDB73 Instruction Manual To obtain the best performance and ensure years of trouble-free use, please read this instruction manual completely.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION ............................2 SOME DOS AND DON'TS ON THE SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENT ..............3 POWER CORD (MAINS LEAD) ........................4 2. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS..........................4 YOUR DIGITAL RECEIVER ..........................6 3. PREPARING..............................6 3.1. REMOTE CONTROL..........................6 3.2. CONNECTIONS ............................6 3.3. SOCKETS..............................8 4. REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS.......................8 4.1.
  • Page 3: Introduction

    1. INTRODUCTION Thank you for purchasing this product. It will give you good service if you take note of all safety notices and recommendations. Contents supplied : SET TOP BOX INSTRUCTION BOOK QUICK SETUP GUIDE HDB73 Remote controller Batteries RC 2545B 2 x AAA RF CABLE SCART CABLE...
  • Page 4: Some Dos And Don'ts On The Safe Use Of Equipment

    SOME DOS AND DON'TS ON THE SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENT This equipment 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. ************** DO read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
  • Page 5: Power Cord (Mains Lead)

    POWER CORD (MAINS LEAD) Do not place the product where a piece of furniture or other heavy object could trap the power cord (mains lead). Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull out the plug by tugging the cord and never touch the power cord when your hands are wet as this could cause a short circuit or electric shock.
  • Page 6 No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the apparatus. Do not place any objects into the ventilation slots. Should any of the above take place, do NOT open the unit yourself. You will invalidate your warranty and cause a possible safety hazard, as there are high voltages inside.
  • Page 7: Your Digital Receiver

  • Page 8 Connect the TV SCART socket on the rear of the receiver to a suitable SCART socket on your television. There may be more than one SCART socket on your television and, if unsure which to use, you should refer to its manual for guidance.
  • Page 9: Sockets

    3.3. SOCKETS • TV SCART • VCR SCART • 2 x Coax connectors. Aerial In (ANT IN) and Aerial out (TV OUT). The TV OUT socket simply loops the Aerial signal to the TV or VCR. It is not an output from the Set Top Box. •...
  • Page 10 BUTTON FUNCTION Standby Turns the receiver on and into Standby. Mute Silences received audio. TV/DTV Toggles between TV and DTV. Menu Displays the Main Menu. Exits menus. Up, Down, Left, Right Moves between menu items. Makes selection in a menu. / Changes HDMI resolution (576p, Select 720p, 1080i), when no menu is on display.
  • Page 11: Menu Interface

    5. MENU INTERFACE FIRST TIME INSTALLATION Turn on your TV set and select the HDMI or SCART input (with the AV key, or similar, on the television remote control). Turn on the mains supply to the receiver (the indicator on the front of the receiver will glow red) and press the [STANDBY] key on the receiver remote control handset.
  • Page 12: Channel List

    5.1. CHANNEL LIST The following operations can be performed in this menu 1. Navigating the whole list of channels 2. Deleting unwanted channels 3. Renaming channels 4. Adding locks to channels 5. Setting the favourite list Channel Table is where the channels are managed. 5.1.1.
  • Page 13: Setting Favourites

    5.1.5. SETTING FAVOURITES There will be some channels that you tend to watch more often and some only occasionally. The favourite mode allows the most-watched channels to be accessed more easily, leaving the less-watched channels accessible but out of the way. Any channel can be a favourite channel and the Channel List menu is used to label those channels you want as favourites.
  • Page 14: Automatic Search AUTOMATIC SEARCH Automatic search is started by selecting YES in the auto- search pop up menu. All the multiplexes are searched and a channel table is created automatically. All channels found are stored in a sorted form with respect to their channel numbers.
  • Page 15: Subtitle

    5.3.2. SUBTITLE Digital terrestrial television channels can broadcast with subtitles displayed on-screen for the hard-of-hearing. This function selects the desired subtitle language and enables the automatic display of subtitles whenever subtitle information is broadcast.Highlight the Subtitle line in the Configuration menu and use the “ ” or “ “ keys to cycle through the disable and language options.Return NO MENU to normal TV viewing by pressing the [MENU] key.
  • Page 16: Receiver Upgrade

    5.3.9. RECEIVER UPGRADE To ensure that your digital receiver always has the most up-to-date software, please ensure that after use it is set to its standby mode. The Receiver automatically powers up at 3AM each day and searches for any new information which may be broadcast and will download this to your box automatically.
  • Page 17: Set Lock Key

    5.3.10.ii. Set Lock Key Use “ / ” buttons to go to Set Lock Key option. Use SELECT button to enter new password. New Password Menu is displayed. Use NUMERIC buttons to enter new password. New Password is asked twice for confirmation. If both passwords are four digits long and the same, the password is changed. It is updated after exiting the Parental Menu.
  • Page 18: Language

    5.5. LANGUAGE this menu the user can adjust the preferred language. Language is changed by pressing “ / ” and SELECT key (English only available with this model) (English (Visually Impaired) option is not available on this model. If you select, there will be no sound) 6.
  • Page 19: Messages

    The starting time for EPG is the current time. You can see the event information for the next two hours. By pressing “ / ” key, you can go to the next/previous programs. If you press SELECT when a next event is highlighted, a reminder is set for the highlighted program and a clock appears on the screen.
  • Page 20: Volume Control

    If a number that is greater than the maximum number of channels is entered, the box will switch automatically to the last channel. Each time the box switches to the desired channel, an information window is displayed on the lower part of the screen. The small bar on top right of the banner indicates the current signal quality. On this channel info window there are: Current event name next event name, and their start and end times.
  • Page 21: Widescreen

    You can exit any digital teletext channel by changing channel in any of the normal ways. You can leave the digital teletext function of a combined digital teletext/programme channel, to return to normal television viewing of that channel, by pressing the [TEXT] key.Calling for the information banner or any menu on-screen stops the receiver from displaying the digital teletext pages and they are temporarily replaced by a blank picture while the banner or menu is displayed.Digital teletext cannot be accessed when the Subtitles are enabled 6.6.
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting Guide

    7. TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE If you are still experiencing difficulties please check below before calling the customer help line. PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE WHAT TO DO Standby light not lit Mains lead unplugged Check mains lead Mains fuse blown Check fuse No signal found Aerial is disconnected Check aerial lead Aerial is damaged/misaligned...
  • Page 23: Specifications

    8. SPECIFICATIONS GENERAL Size 295x170x40 mm Weight 950 g Power consumption 11 W Standby 8,5 W SYSTEM Processor NEC µPD61115 32bit RISC MIPS @ 166MHz Flash memory 2 Mbyte DDRRAM 16 Mbyte MHEG-5 engine compliant with ISO/IEC 13522-5 and UKEngine Profile1 Object carousel support compliant with ISO/IEC 13818-6 and UK DTT Profile RECEPTION...
  • Page 24: Important Notice

    9. IMPORTANT NOTICE DIGITAL SWITCHOVER AND YOUR TV EQUIPMENT WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO ENJOY WATCHING TV DURING AND FOLLOWING DIGITAL SWITCHOVER Starting in 2008* and ending in 2012, television services in the UK will go completely digital, TV region by TV region.
  • Page 25 Following information is only for EU-member states: The use of the symbol indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product.
  • Page 26 I) The product has been installed and used only in accordance with the instructions supplied with the product. II) The product has not been repaired, maintained, or modified by any person other than a Hitachi authorised engineer. III) The product serial number has not been removed or altered.
  • Page 27 Quick-start guide for the HDB73 digital free-view receiver This guide is for quick-start only. For a full explanation of all the features, please see the full instruction manual which came with your receiver. Tuning your receiver for the first time To set up your receiver Step 3 Connect the...
  • Page 28 When the receiver has found all the Step 6 If you have channels, the television will display a wide-screen television, information showing on BBC1 example press the as below: buttons to choose ‘16:9’. The television will show: This display will disappear from the television screen after a few seconds and your receiver 16:9 is now ready to use.
  • Page 29 Hitachi Ltd. Consumer Business Group 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...