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SOLID STATE
COLOR
TV
OPERATING
GUIDE
Your new HITACHI
COLOR
TV incorporates
a host of features designed
to give you excel-
lent performance
if you follow the instructions
in this manual.
We recommend
that you read
the following
instructions
and "IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS"
notice before turning on your
TV set for the first time.
This
television
receiver
will
display
television
closed captioning
t F_
or
E_ ) in accordance
with
paragraph
15.119 of the FCC rules.
TABLE
OF CONTENTS
IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS
........................................
2
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
TV SET .............................
5
LOCATION
OF CONTROLS
........................................
6
FRONT
PANEL
JACI_:S AND CONNECTIONS
..............
8
HOW
TO SELECT
CHANNELS
..................................
9
PICTURE
CAUTION
...............................................
9
THE GENIUS
REMOTE
CONTROL
CLU-692GR
WITH
P-IN-P
(FOR MODEL
27AX4B)
......................
10
THE GENIUS
REMOTE
CONTROL
CLU-681GJ
WITHOUT
P-IN-P
(FOR
MODIEL 27AX3B)
.................................
11
REMOTE
CONTROL
CLU 264
(FOR
MODEL
27AXOB)
.....................................................
12
HOW
TO USE THE FIEMOTE
TO OPERATE
YOUR
TV .............................................
13
SET-UP
FUNCTIONS
......................................
16
PICTURE
FUNCTIONS
..........................
24
SOUND
FUNCTIONS
.........................................
25
SPECIAL
FEATURE
FOR THE 27AX4B
(P IN-P} ....
27
PICTURE-IN-PtCTU
RE FUNCTIONS
........
27
USING
THE GENIUS
REMOTE
TO CONTROL
VCR
FUNCTIONS
.................................
29
CABLE
BOX
FUNCTIONS
.......................
30
CONNECTING
EXTERNAL
AUDIO
AMPLIFIER
..................
32
CONNECTING
EXTERNAL
VIDEO
SOURCES
33
CONNECTING
STEREO
VCR
OR STERE()
VIDEO
DISC
PLAYER
..............................................................
34
ACCESSORIES
PART
NUMBERS
..................................
34
TRANSMI1-rER
BATTERY
INSTALLATIOI_
AND
REPLACEMENT
................
35
TROUBLESHOOTING
.......................
:}6
SPECIFICATIONS
.................................................
37
SERVICE
HOTLINE
.....................................
38

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  • Page 1

    SOLID STATE COLOR OPERATING GUIDE Your new HITACHI COLOR TV incorporates a host of features designed to give you excel- This television receiver will display lent performance if you follow the instructions television closed captioning t F_ in this manual.

  • Page 2

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS Follow all warnings and instructions marked on TV set. cAoT,oN lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within equilateral triangle, intended alert user presence uninsulated RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK "dangerous _tollage" within enclosure DO NOT OPEN that of ,.;ufficient magnitude constitute risk electric...

  • Page 3

    CAUTION:', * Read all ol these instructions. * Save these instructions for later use. SAFETY POINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT * Follow all warnings and instructions marked YOUR HITACHI TELEVISION RECEIVER. on the television receiver Our reputation has been built...

  • Page 4

    PROTECTION AND LOCATION OF YOUR grounding conductors, location of antenna- discharge unit, connection to grc unding electrode, and requirements lot 'he grounding electrode 16-1 If an outside antenna is connected to the television set. be sure the antenna system grounded so as to provide some protection 16-2...

  • Page 5

    _BEFORE OPERATING YOUR These sets are equipped with one VHF/UHF antenna terminal. The VHF/UHF terminal can be used for normal TV, cable TV (CATV), a TV game, etc. 3. When both VHF and UHF antennas 1. VHF (75£_) antenna/CATV connected When using a 75 ohm coaxial cable system, disconnect Attach an optional...

  • Page 6

    LOCATION CONTROLS Details are described on the page shown by the number attached to the part name (example: O). FRONT VIEW HOW TO OPEN THE DOOR 1. Push letters "PUSH OPEN" on the door. 2. Pull the door toward the front to open it. INDOOR CONTROLS ©...

  • Page 7

    REAR VIEW Audio Output Terminals (3;_ Input Terminals _ VID :0 S-VIDEO ALDK) J S-Video In )ut (Model 27AX4B Only) VHF/UHF Antenna Terminal NOTE: For 27AXOB (S-in Video not available.)

  • Page 8

    VIDEO INPUT 2 VIDEO INPUT 2: INPUT INPUT VIDEO AUDIO OUTPUT TERMINAL VIDEO LAUl)IOJ VIDEO CAMERA (Hitachi Model VM-SPIA or similar model) BACK OF VCR Hitachi Model VT-,'_751A or similar model NOTE: • Completely insert the connection cord plugs when connecting to front panel jacks. If you do ,not, the played back picture may be abnormal.

  • Page 9

    SELECT CHANNELS UTTON TURNING THE SET ON ..i....,,,....Push the POWER BUTTON to turn the set ON. (To turn the set OF:F, push the PC,W-R BUTTON again.) VOLUME CONTROL -- BUrN Push the right side (A: UP) of the VOLUME BUTFON to make the sound Ioudel;...

  • Page 10

    P-in-P) (MOOEL 27AX4E3) In addition to controlling all the functions on your Hitachi arranged in MULTI-PAGE sections, with a display that can Color TV, the new Genius Remote control is designed to be switched to cover any c,fthe three pages. Functions are...

  • Page 11

    27AX3B) arranged in MULTI-PAGE sections, with a display that can In addition to controlling all the functions on your Hitachi Color TV, the new Genius Remote control is designed be switched to cover any of the three pages. Functions operate...

  • Page 12

    REMOTE CONTROL CLU-264 (MOnEL 27AXOR) This remote control transmitter operates only on TV functions. To operate your TV, read tqe description for each remote control button beginning on page 13. HITACHI i--q 0LU-264 (1_ TV EXCI..USIVE BUTTONS __P#_EB These will always control the TV.

  • Page 13

    REMOTE CONTROL YOUR T.V. 1_) POWER button Press this button to turn the TV set on or off. _) RECALL button ME_CATV. • "__©_---- ® When you want to check the channel being received, ,---_1 if it has a stereo (ST) or second audio (SA) program,...

  • Page 14

    _3"_MENU, ENTER, CURSOR buttons All the on-screen display features can be set or adjusted by using these buttons. The "MENU" button will start or exit the on-screen display. The "CURSOR" buttons will highlight functions or adjust different features. The "ENTER" button will set teatures to your preference.

  • Page 15

    (_) VOLUME, MUTE buttons Press the "VOLUME" up (A) or down (Y) button until you obtain the desired sound level. To turn the sound off instantly to answer the telephone, etc., press the "MUTE!" button. Press 1:he "MUTE" button again or press the "VOLUME" up (A) button to restore the sound.

  • Page 16

    -SET FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B,, 27AXOB) Press MENU, 1, and ENTER to display 3 of the -SET UP- Functions. There are a total of 8- SET UP- Functions. Use the CURSOR UP or DOWN to scroll through the functions, or use the number buttons to highlight a function.

  • Page 17

    • INITIAL SETTING Select -SET UP- and -INITIAL SETTINGS- when setting your TV up for the first time. Use the C,URSOR UP / DOWN or a NUMBER from the remote to highlight the functions desired. B_rER -MEt,M- - sEr I AIRJ CAI31_E 1 SE1- UP 1 CLO6ED C,_m['ION...

  • Page 18

    • AUTOPROGRAM This feature will automatically store active TV channels in CHANNEL MEMORY. This will allow you to skip over unused channels when using the CHANNEL UP (A) or DOWN (_') buttons. 1 AIR/CABLE AUTOPROGRAM NOW AUTOPROC-_ANI - INITIAL SETTING MEMORy IS IN PROGRESS 4 CLOCK...

  • Page 19

    • CLOCK Use the same remote control buttons as shown in previous examples to display the clock setting, press MENU, ENTER, 2, ENTER, 4, ENTER. CURSOR - CLOCK SET - - ot..o_,< SET - --:-- AM 1(;:15 PM PRESS ENTER TO SET PRESSMENUTO STARr Once the proper time is set (including AM or PM), press MENU to start.

  • Page 20

    • PROGRAM LIST This function allows you to view which channels are labeled in CHANNEL CAPTION (NAME', which have been added to CHANNEL MEMORY (SCAN) and which are protected by CHILD LOCK (LOCK). Press MENU, 1, ENTER, 4, ENTER to view. OH NAME SCAN LOCK...

  • Page 21

    :_epeat the previous steps to select and set the OFF TIMER. CURSOR - TIMER SET - - OFF TIMER - TII_]_ SET : ON OFF C_F TIK4E 11c30 I:_ 1 ON TIMER PI:E_S ME]MU TO START OFF TIMER :remember to press ENTER after making selections with the CURSOR buttons. +ress MENU to start.

  • Page 22

    When finished with your message press ENTER. CURSOR J CALL CNDY! ENIT_ _" CALL CINDY! ----) [ ] -_ -MESSAGE q - MESSAGE-1 - JMEESSAGE : ON " MESSAGE : 0F,I OFF CALL,CINDY! .._MOOE : 1 SHOT DAILY /MODE : 1 S_()I OAILV ITIIViE --:--AM...

  • Page 23

    F_.BY PLBY BCrE_ ---_ O------) - (:_IILD LOCK - ENT'B_ KEY I_ - CHILD LOCK I. CHILD LO(:_ CANCEL PRESS B',rI"ERTO SET 2. KEY NUMB_ CHANGE may appeal as CANSEL 'CANCEL depending on production date [he picture and sound will now be blocked out for this channel.

  • Page 24

    -PICTURE- FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AXOB) 1. PREFERENCE - PICTURE PRO(_:_AM - 2- PRESET PRESS ENTER TO SET PICTURE PROGRAM is for your preferred settings -- contrast, color, etc. Press MENU, 2, ENTER to display the -PICTURE- PROGRAM functions. • PICTURE PROGRAM You can have two settings, PREFERENCE or use the factory PRESET settings.

  • Page 25

    BOUNO- FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AXOB) ,ress MENU, 3, ENTER to display the -SOUND- functions. -SOUND- 1 SOUND PROGRAM ! 2 SOUND SETTI',_G PRESS ENTER TO SET ;OUND PROGRAM is for your preferred settings -- balance, bass and treble. ;OUND SETTING is used to improve the sound quality. SOUND PROGRAM (ou can have two sets of settings, PREFERENCE, or use the factory PRESET settings.

  • Page 26

    • SOUND SE'I-rlNG Use the sound settings to improve the sound performance of your TV depending on listening conditions. Press MENU, 3, ENTER, 2, ENTER to display the SOUND SETTING. - SOLIt, I3 SETTING - 1 Mrs MCOE: STEREO 2 LOUDNESS:OFF 3 !'_.

  • Page 27

    The Picture-in-Picture feature is convenient when you want to watch more than one prograrr at the same time. You can watch a TV program while viewing a VCR program (TV or tape) and vice versa with this fealure. Hitachi model...

  • Page 28

    (_ SHIFT BUI-ION: To move the sub-picture to another corner, press the "SHIFT" button. The sub-picture moves one step counter-clockwise every time the "SHIFT" button is pressed. (_ FREEZE BUTTON: If you wish to freeze the sub-picture, press the "FREEZE" button. ]-his is convenient when trying to write down the address for a mail order company, recording statistics for a sporting evert, etc.

  • Page 29

    • Refer to the instruction manual for the VCR to operate buttons exclusively for the VCR. • Be sure to keep the original remote control for the VCR even if you use the Hitachi Geniu_ remote to control your VCR.

  • Page 30

    TV or VCR, remember to set the Multi-Page select switch to the proper position. • Be sure to keep the original remote control for the cable box even if you use the Hitachi Genius remote to control the cable box.

  • Page 31

    VCR Brand and this button VCR Brand and this button Canon Pentax Citizen Philco Curtis Mathes Philips Dimensia Pioneer ProScan Goldstar Quasar Hitachi Instant Replay Realistic 6/9/CHANNEL• JC Penney 1/6/9 Sanyo Scott Kenwood Sears Magnavox Sharp CHANNEL • Marantz Sony 5/VOLUME A/VOLUME •...

  • Page 32

    EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS To control the audio level of an external audio amplifier with the remote transmitter, connect the system as shown below. (Fig. [Rear of Set] Audio To Hi-Fi Terminal _,_o,o ,.., ,..L o __C OF EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER _-'_, EXTERNAL E:GERNAI SPEAKER...

  • Page 33

    CONNECTING EXTERNAL VIOEO SOURCES The exact arrangement you use to connect the Video Cassette Recorder, Video Disc Player and Video Camera to your TV set is dependent on the model and features of each component. Check the Owner's Manual of each component for the location of its video and audio inputs and outputs.

  • Page 34

    ACCESSORIES PART NUMBERS For information regarding how to obtain these accessories, please call TOLL FREE 1-800-448-2244 for your nearest Hitachi Authorized Parts Distributor in the continental United States. For Alaska and Hawaii, please contact _:henearest Hitachi Regional office. PART NAME IL LUSTRATION PART NO.

  • Page 35

    -- TRANSMITTER BATTERY INSTALLATION AND REPLACEMENT Open the battery cover of the Remote transmitter by pushing the notched part of the cover with your finger. a) Push the batteries towards the spring and lift them out. REAR b) Replace old batteries with two new "AA" size (SUM-3) batteries or equivalent.

  • Page 36

    TROUBLESHOOTING • IGNITION NOISE: Black spots or horizontal streaks may appear, picture may flutter or drift. Usually caused by interference from automobile ignition sys:ems, neon lamps, electrical drills and other electrical applianoes. • GHOSTS: Ghosts are caused by the television signal following two paths.

  • Page 37

    SPECIFICATIONS Features: • Super Fine Quality 600 Lines Horizontal Resolution • Dark Tint Picture Tube (27AX4B and 27AX3B) • Genius Remote (27AX4B and 27AX3B) Controls many VCR brands and cable boxes • Full Function Menu On-Screen Display • Full Set of Input Jacks, including S-Video (27AX4B and 27AX3B) •...

  • Page 38

    (Dated Sales Receipt Required) HITACHI HOME ELECTFIONICS (AMERICA), INC. 2. All repairs must be performed by a Hitachi Authorized 3890 Steve Reynolds Blvd Service Facility Norcross, GA 30093 3. On 19" and larger color television sets only, the labor Tel: 404-279-5600...

  • Page 39

    Product used for a commercial or industrial purpose [his hmited warranty _s made only to the original sume_ purchaser of th=s Hitachi color television set and is effective only upon presentation ol evidence of provable Model date of purchase Se.al...

This manual also for:

27ax0b, 27ax3b

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