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Hitachi 27CX6B Operating Manual

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SOLID STATE COLOR TV
OPERATING GUIDE
IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS
2-5
FIRST TIME USE
6-17
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THE REMOTE CONTROL
18-31
EASY GRAPHIC GUIDE
32 - 45
USEFUL INFORMATION
INDEX
46-51

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  • Page 1 I_il SOLID STATE COLOR TV OPERATING GUIDE IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS FIRST TIME USE 6-17 THE REMOTE CONTROL 18-31 EASY GRAPHIC GUIDE 32 - 45 USEFUL INFORMATION 46-51 INDEX...
  • Page 2 IMPORTANT Your new HITACHI COLOR TV incorporates a host of features designed to give you excellent performance if you follow the instructions in this manual. We recommend that you read the following instructions and "IMPORTANT SAFE- GUARDS" notice before turning on your TV set for the first time.
  • Page 3: Safety Tips

    HITACHI television receiver. Please fill out your warranty card at once and mail it to HITACHI. This will enable HITACHI to notify you promptly in the improbable event that a safety problem...
  • Page 4 SAFETY TIPS grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna dis- PROTECTION AND LOCATION OF YOUR SET charge unit, size of grounding conductors, loca- tion of antenna discharge unit, connection 16-1 If an outside antenna is connected to the televi- grounding electrode, and requirements...
  • Page 5: Picture Cautions

    Such "PATTERN BURNS" constitute misuse and are NOT COVERED by your Hitachi Factory Warranty. When using the Picture-in-Picture function, the sub-picture should not be left permanently in one corner of the screen or a "pattern burn" may develop over a long period of time.
  • Page 6 2. Two "AA" size, 1.5V batteries (For Remote Contol Unit) 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 your nearest HITACHI Regional office. PART NAME ILLUSTRATION PART NO.
  • Page 7: Bottom View

    REMOTE CONTROL BATTERY INSTALLATION REPLACEMENT Open the battery cover of the remote transmitter by pushing the notched part of the cover with your fingers. Insert new "AA" size (SUM-3) batteries or equiva- lent for the Genius Remote. When replacing old batteries, push them towards the springs and lift them out.
  • Page 8 VIEWING If the TV's audio output will be connected to a Hi-Fi The major benefit of the HITACHI Color Television is its system's external speakers, the best audio performance viewing screen. To see this screen at its best, test various locations in the room to find the best spot for viewing.
  • Page 9: Cables And Connectors

    HOOK-UP CABLES AND CONNECTORS Most video/audio connections between components can be made with shielded video and audio cables that have phono connectors. For best performance, video cables should use 75-ohm coaxial shielded wire. Cables can be purchased from most stores that sell audio/video products. Below are illustrations and names of common connectors. Before purchasing any cables, be sure of the output and input connector types required by the various components.
  • Page 10: Front View

    _FRONT PANEL CONTROLS FOR 27CX5B, 27CX6B, AND 27CX25B FRONT VIEW 0000000 ® ® CENTER FRONT AVX Button Volume Buttons ChannelButtons PANEL CONTROLS Button AV'X • v0t • • • I=OWEI_ oooo9oo MENU E'_TER • • Infrared Remote Sensor MENU ._1 •...
  • Page 11: Front Panel Controls

    FRONT PANEL CONTROLS FOR 20SA3B FRONT VIEW , ,ooo_0=. , _ FRONT PANEL CONTROLS VOLU% c._..E_ _OWER REMOTE ] A detailed explanation of the circled numbers is on the following pages. (example: t_).
  • Page 12 Press this button to turn the TV on or off. NOTE: Your HITACHI TV will appear to be turned "OFF" if there is no video input when VIDEO is selected. If you have no input to VIDEO, press the AVX button until the normal broadcast picture appears (See page 23).
  • Page 13: Rear Panel Jacks

    REAR PANEL JACKS INPUI 1t-RMINALS AUDIO to HI-F10U I P,J i _,_J TERMINALS m INp-ifi_5_Q VIDE( ©1 S-VIDEO VHF/UHF ANTENNA TERMINAL S-VIDEO INPUT (except 20SA3B) Antenna Inputs The VHF/UHF terminal can be used for normal TV, cable TV (CATV), a TV game, etc. ®...
  • Page 14: Rear Panel Connections

    REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS cable TV coaxial cable _.__ Outside antenna or _-_2-way signal splitter Optional, see tips on page 13. OUTPUT Stereo System Amplifier Typical full feature set-up. Follow connections that pertain to your personal entertainment system.
  • Page 15 EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS CONNECTING EXTERNAL AUDIO AMPLIFIER To control the audio level of an external audio amplifier with the remote transmitter, connect the system as shown below in Fig. 1. (REAR OF SET) OUTPUT AUDIO TO HI-FI TERMINAL TO AUDtO INPUT TERMINAL OF EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER """_...
  • Page 16: External Video Sources

    CONNECTING EXTERNAL VIDEO 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 17 AUDIO FIG. 1 TV INPUT TERMINAL @®®® S-VHS OUTPUT HITACHI MODEL VT-S751A or similar model BACK OF VCR NOTE: Completely insert the connection cord plugs when connecting to REAR panel jacks. If you do not the picture that is played back may be abnormal.
  • Page 18: The Remote Control

    (CLU-415Ul) In addition to controlling all the functions on your HITACHI Color TV, the new remote is designed to operate different types of VCR's and CATV (Cable TV) converters with one touch. Basic operation keys are grouped together in one area.
  • Page 19: Vcr Control

    (CLU-414Ul) In addition to controlling all the functions on your HITACHI Color TV, the new remote is designed to operate different types of VCR's and CATV (Cable TV) converters with one touch. Basic operation keys are grouped together in one area.
  • Page 20 (CLU-412U) In addition to controlling all the functions on you r HITACHI Color TV, the new remote is designed to operate different types of VCR's and CATV (Cable TV) converters with one touch. Basic operation keys are grouped together in one area.
  • Page 21 HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR TV A detailed explanation of the circled numbers is on the following pages. (example: (_). (_ Q RESET TV/VCR VCR CONTROL (_'11 _ I[_ HITACHI HITACHI CLU_I4UI CLU-415UI •...
  • Page 22 HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR TV ® POWER Button Press this button to turn the -I-V set on or off. If a message is set, it will be displayed when the TV is first turned on. (See page 42.) ®...
  • Page 23 HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR TV 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"...
  • Page 24 HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR TV VOLUME, MUTE Buttons Press the "VOLUME" up ( A, ) or down ( V ) button until you obtain the desired sound level. To turn the sound off instantly to answer the telephone, etc., press the "MUTE" button. Press the "MUTE" button again or press the "VOLUME"...
  • Page 25: Picture In Picture

    PICTURE-IN-PICTURE (PIP) The Picture-in-Picture feature is convenient when you want to watch more than one plograrn at the same time. You can watch a TV program while viewing a VCR program (TV or tape) on the video inputs. Back of TV VIDEO IN OUTPUT l÷÷...
  • Page 26 PICTURE-IN-PICTURE (PIP) HIFT BUTTON To move the sub-picture to allother colneJ, press the "SHIFT" button. The sub-picture moves one step counterclockwise every time the "SHIFT" button is pressed. SHIFT ® FREEZE (FRZ) BUTTON If you wish to freeze the sub-picture, press the"FRZ" button. This is convenient when trying to write down the address for a mail order company, recording statistics for a sporting event, etc.
  • Page 27 A detailed explanation of the circled numbers is on the following pages. (example: (_). (z) Q Q- -Q SWAP SHIFT FRZ. 0000; CONTROL _ :_ G) (D Q - @ OD(D(D RECALL --O Q O---G HITACHI HITACHI HITACHI CLU-415UI CLU-4_dUI 4_2U...
  • Page 28: Vcr Functions

    USING THE REMOTE TO CONTROL VCR FUNCTIONS Operating the pre-coded function for your VCR This remote is designed to operate different types of VCR's. You must first program the remote to match the remote system in your VCR. (Refer to page 31 .) Turn on your VCR.
  • Page 29: Cable Box Functions

    _0000 VCR CONTROL [O00l PIP SWAP SHIFT EEl_q _ _] E£I I£D -41) ® ;OQQ (D (i) Q I(3DQ G) , Q;) G) CI;) :g,® ® --(9 -0 _®; =0 _ HITACHI H ITACH HITACHI CLU-414Ut CLU_i12U CLU415UI • •...
  • Page 30 U 51N(3 IHI-- HEMOTE TO CONIROL CABLE BOX FUNCTIONS Operating the pre-coded function for your cable box This remote is designed to operate different types of Cable Boxes. You must first program the remote to match the remote system in your cable box. (Refer to page 31.) Turn on your cable box.
  • Page 31: Vcr And Cable Box Codes

    General Instrument ......Penney ....09,10,11,13, 15,48 Brandt ..........Hamlin ....... 08,16,49,50 Pentax .......... 15,24 Broksonic ....... 33,37,43 Hitachi ..........Philco ..........Canon ..........Hytex ..........Philips .......... 09,28 Carver ..........Jasco ..........Pilot ....................27,50 Jerrold ......03,09,10,12,13 Pioneer ..........
  • Page 32 EASY GRAPHIC GUIDE Press MENU on the remote control to display the different features on your HITACHI TV. The feature to be selected will be highlighted in a magenta (purple) color. CURSOR Press the CURSOR buttons to highlight a different feature.
  • Page 33 EASY GRAPHIC GUIDE i Se'eo'aotenna I.UTOIF'rsttimesetu0 or cable TV. PROGRAM forchannel buttons. I CHANNEL I Channel butt°ns' cLOSEDadd or erase. CAPTION I Feature t° display I MEMORY dialogue/text. MENU LANGUAGE Choose English, French, or Spanish Language. RESET Return video and audio adjustments to factory settings. PROGRAM ICHANNEL I Label channels...
  • Page 34 SET UP Select SE[ UP when setting your TV up for the first time. Use the CURSOR UP/DOWN buttons on the remote to highlight the function desired. AIR/CABLE CURSOR CURSOR [_Z]AIR E]CATVl [_CATV2 MENU LANGUAGEI MENU ENTER MENU ENTER MENU •...
  • Page 35 SET UP Use this function after AUTOPROGRAM to add or erase additional channels to the remote control CHANNEL A, V buttons. Your choice will be highlighted in yellow. CHANNEL MEMORY CHANNEL MEMORY CHANNEL MEMORY AUTO CURSOR PROGRAM CHANNEL 05 CHANNEL CLOSED [_ADD FT]ERAS E...
  • Page 36 SET UP MENU LANGUAGE J This feature will allow you to select any one of 3 different languages for all on screen displays. F_-c_l AUFA_O - I CURSOR MENU LANGUAGE MENULANGUAGE / I PROGRAM ENGLISH ENGLISH ICAPTION I CLOSED FRENCH FRENCH SPANISH SPANISH...
  • Page 37 SET UP R E S E T Use the reset to change your preferred video and audio adjustments to factory settings. ouRso, cu.soR I PRE _s_i_'_'_R_ '.1 ir'"_']l FAcToRYsETrli_GS _!i_l--P_ F_D, E NT F--._i MENU ::ENTE_MENU {EX!I"),4 "V (,SET) -,_t" _.(sEr.)_:_;,_(EXIT.)_1 Factory Settings: VIDEO...
  • Page 38 PROGRAM This selection contains advanced features which will make TV viewing easier and more enjoyable. PROGRAM CURSOR CURSOR CHILD LOCK IVOLUME ICORRECTION ENTER MENU ENTER MENU (SET) (EXIT) (SET) (EXIT) Use this feature to give up to 30 channels a name. CHANNEL CAPTION PAY1...
  • Page 39 PROGRAM I CHILD LOCK This function will block out the picture and sound of the selected channel. CHILD LOCK CHILD LOCK NUMBEF CHANNEL CHILD CHANGE Q;APTION LOCK PROGRAM IVOLUME NUMBER: 0 - 9 1..8T ICORRECTION NEXT CHANNEL: CH • CH • 41•...
  • Page 40 PROGRAM Use this function to reduce the volume level of up to four TV channels that sound loud compared VOLUME to other TV channels. CORRECT ON 100% 100% CHANNEL ICAPTION I IlOCK LEVEL 100% 100% 100% LEVEL 100% 100% 100% I LIST I _UI_I'_L;...
  • Page 41 CLOCK Use this feature for all time related functions. CLOCK The time must be set before you can use the on/oft timer or automatic message. CLOCK CURSOR CURSOR CLOCK SET I TIMER TIME--:-* 17JAM [_PM MESSAGE HOUR: 01~12 I _--_'--_ PLREATSE SET CLOCK d&L ENTER...
  • Page 42 CLOCK I h_ _,_u_dyv tu_ctiol_ allows the user to program messages of up to 31 characters in the TV's memory. The user can program the message to appear every day or one time only. I AUTOMATIC MESSAGE MESSAGE MESSAGE ********************* DO YOUR HOMEWORK CURSOR...
  • Page 43 VIDEO Select VIDEO to adJust picture settings, and to mipluw plctunu quality. VIDEO CURSOR 41_1> ENTER MENU (SET) (EXIT) Use this feature to adjust contast, color, tint, brightness, sharpness, and white control. "_'CONTRAST lllilllllllllllllllllllllllllll COLOR lllllllllllllllnllllllllllllll TINT llllllllllllllJllllllllllllllll BRIGHT IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII SHARPNESS llllllllllllllIllllllllllllllll WHITE...
  • Page 44 AUDIO Select AUDIO to adjust the TV to your preference, to improve the sound quality, and to select AUDIO special sound effects. CURSOR _EN-C_ CURSOR IPREF ERENCE_ l_,12_J_,_--_- --JISETTING <IP ENTER MENU ENTER MENU (SET) (EXIT) (SET) (EXIT) I PREFERENCE ADJUSTMENT I Use this to set balance, bass, and treble.
  • Page 45 AUDIO conditions. SETTING PREFERENCE se Preference SETTING to improve the sound performance of your TV depending on listening PREFERENCESETTING PREFERENCE ADJUST MTS: I--,7]STEREO FISAP F-]MONC ENTER --> 0_) LOUDNESS r_ON FIOFF INT. SPEAKERS[_Z]ON ENTER MENU MENU (SET) (EXIT) (EXIT) Use the CURSOR to select a function.
  • Page 46 CARE OF YOUR HITACHI COLOR TV AND YOUR REMOTE CONTROL Dust the screen and cabinet with a soft cloth. Clean the screen with a soft cloth moistened in warm water. Dry with a soft cloth. (A mild soap may be used if the screen is extremely dirty.)
  • Page 47 RECEPTION PROBLEMS • • IGNITION NOISE: Black spots or horizontal streaks may appear, picture may flutter or drift. Usually caused by interference from automobile ignition systems, neon lamps, electrical drills and other electrical appliances. • GHOSTS: Ghosts are caused by the television signal following two paths. One is the direct Jt', I path and the other is reflected from tall buildings, hills or other objects.
  • Page 48: For Service

    CHECK HERE BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE SYMPTOMS No picture, no sound • • Sound OK, picture poor • • • Picture OK, sound poor Picture blurred Lines or streaks in picture Poor reception on some channels No color Poor color...
  • Page 49: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Features: • Superfine Picture Quality 600 Line Horizontal Resolution for 27CX5B, 27CX6B and 27CX25B. • Dark Tint CPT • Remote Transmitter (Controls many VCR and Cable Box brands) • P-in-P Functions (except 27CX25B and 20SA3B) • ICONS: Easy Graphics Guide •...
  • Page 50 (America), Inc. Hitachi has made every effort to assure you hours of trouble free operation from your unit. However, should you require service, a network of Hitachi Authorized Service Facilities has been established in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
  • Page 51 NOTES...
  • Page 52 HITACHI QR02351...

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