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Hitachi LE46S605 Owner's Manual

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Thank you for purchasing this Hitachi product. Please read these instructions carefully.
For additional assistance please call 800.HITACHI (800.448.2244) or visit our website at www.hitachi.us/tv.
Keep this owners guide for future reference.
Record the model name and serial number of your LCD Television for future reference.
This information is located on the back and right side of the television.
MODEL NAME. ________________________ SERIAL NO. ___________________________

TABLE OF CONTENTS

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .................................................................................. 2-5
FIRST TIME USE .................................................................................................................... 6-19
THE REMOTE CONTROL .................................................................................................... 20-29
ON-SCREEN DISPLAY ......................................................................................................... 30-48
USEFUL INFORMATION ...................................................................................................... 49-54
LIMITED WARRANTY .......................................................................................................... 55-56
END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR HITACHI DTV SOFTWARE .............................. 57-61
APPENDIXES .............................................................................................................................62
INDEX .........................................................................................................................................63
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Thank you for purchasing this Hitachi product. Please read these instructions carefully. For additional assistance please call 800.HITACHI (800.448.2244) or visit our website at www.hitachi.us/tv. Keep this owners guide for future reference. Record the model name and serial number of your LCD Television for future reference.
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Please read it carefully and apply the knowledge you way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid obtain from it to the proper operation of your Hitachi LCD has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, television.
  • Page 3 The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes for more energy saving tips. or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by Hitachi America, Ltd. may void the user’s CAUTION authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 4 Important Safety Instructions Congratulations on your purchase! As you enjoy your new product, please keep these safety tips on mind: HITACHI CARES! • The consumer electronics industry is committed to making home entertainment enjoyable and safe. • Please note the American Academy of Pediatrics discourages television viewing for children younger than two years of age.
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions Do not place the unit on uneven Unplug immediately if any foreign Do not cover or block any vents surfaces, this may drop or damage the materials falls into the TV or if the TV and openings of the TV. Inadequate unit, it may also cause personal injury.
  • Page 6: First Time Use

    Stand Base Thank you for purchasing this Hitachi product. Please read these instructions carefully. For additional assistance please call 800.HITACHI (800.448.2244) or visit our website at www.hitachi.us/tv. Keep this owners guide for future reference. Record the model name and serial number of your LCD Television for future reference.
  • Page 7 How To Install Your New Hitachi LCD Television Take the following precautions to prevent the LCD Television of the Television, and 30 cm (12 inches) from the top of the from tipping over and possibly causing injury. It is important television to the ceiling.
  • Page 8 • Although this LCD Display Panel can be installed using a variety of third party wall mounting brackets/devices, such third party brackets/devices have not been tested or approved by Hitachi for use or compatibility with CAUTION this LCD Display Panel. Accordingly, Hitachi accepts no responsibility or liability for any injuries or property damage resulting from the use of such third party brackets/devices.
  • Page 9: Front Controls

    (Stand-by) state. using the remote control. This button also serves as the Return button when in the MENU system. • Your Hitachi LCD TV will not show any POWER Button NOTES picture if there is no video input when This button is for turning ON the LCD TV, in order to turn HDMI 1/DVI, HDMI 2/ARC, HDMI 3, the TV On, the standby indicator must be lit red.
  • Page 10 Side/Rear Panel Jacks AUDIO OUT Jack COMPONENT/AV: Y-P Video and Audio L/R This jack provides stereo audio output from your TV to Inputs your audio device, such as an audio amplifier. Component/AV provide Y-P and Audio jacks for connecting device with this capability, such as a DVD DIGITAL OUT (Optical Digital Audio) player or set top box.
  • Page 11 Quick Reference Remote Control Buttons And Functions In addition to controlling all of the functions on your Hitachi LCD TV, the new remote control is designed to operate different types of devices, such as, DVD Players, cable boxes (CBL), set top boxes, satellite receivers (SAT), VCRs and compatible HDMI CEC DVD Players.
  • Page 12: Quick Setup Guide

    4. FOLLOW THE TV SETUP WIZARD INSTRUCTIONS ON NEXT PAGE Air/Cable Rear Panel Jack 2. CONNECT YOUR NEW HITACHI LCD TV TO THE POWER SOURCE a). Connect the power cord to the AC outlet. b). The Indicating Lamp will light red (Standby mode).
  • Page 13 TV Setup Wizard For the first time after powering on your Hitachi LCD TV, The third and fourth steps are to set the date and time. the following illustration of Setup Wizard appears on the TV There are two options; one for automatic time setting in...
  • Page 14: First Time Use

    TV Setup Wizard The fifth step is to select broadcasting or cable channels. • Once you cancel the Setup Wizard, it will NOTES There are two options: Air for an external antenna, and not be shown again. Cable for a cable system provider in your area. Use the •...
  • Page 15: Panel Connections

    Panel Connections Your Hitachi LCD TV provides an easy connection of audio and video sources. Locate the input at the back of the TV, and connect as the illustration shown here. • Cables are not included. NOTES • Completely insert connection cord plugs, otherwise, the picture and/or sound may be abnormal.
  • Page 16 1. Connect with HDMI cable to your audio amplifier from the TV HDMI 2/ARC input. • The ARC (Audio Return Channel) feature at this input enables your Hitachi TV to send audio data “upstream” NOTE to your A/V receiver or surround audio controller via a single HDMI cable, increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection.
  • Page 17 Panel Connections COMPONENT/AV CONNECTION Connecting COMPONENT device: 1. Connect with Y-PbPr video cable from the video output of your AV device to the TV COMPONENT/AV Y-PbPr input. 2. Connect with L/R audio cable from the audio output of your AV device to the TV COMPONENT/AV L/R input. 3.
  • Page 18 Panel Connections Tips on COMPONENT connections: • The COMPONENT Y-PbPr connection is provided for high performance DVD players, VCRs etc. that have this feature. Use these connections in place of the standard video connection if your device has this feature. •...
  • Page 19 Panel Connections USB DISK CONNECTION Your Hitachi LCD TV features a JPEG Viewer that allows watching digital still pictures from your USB disk plugged to the USB slot at the side panel. See page 48 for details. ANALOG/DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT CONNECTION Connect with an analog audio cable from the AUDIO OUT jack to your analog stereo audio amplifier.
  • Page 20: The Remote Control

    Press this button to turn the TV set on or off. DEVICE Buttons In addition to controlling all the functions on your Hitachi LCD TV, the new remote control is designed to operate different types of VCRs, cable boxes, set top boxes, satellite receivers, DVD players, and other audio/video device with one touch.
  • Page 21: Menu Button

    How To Use The Remote Control To Control Your TV Closed Captioning will display automatically when MUTE is • Press the INFO button again or the EXIT on and Closed Caption is set to With Mute (See page 41). NOTES button to return to normal viewing.
  • Page 22 How To Use The Remote Control To Control Your TV Full ASPECT Button Use this aspect mode to display 16:9 sources like HDTV Press this button to quickly change the picture format and DVD’s preserving the original 16:9 aspect ratio showing ASPECT ratio.
  • Page 23 How To Use The Remote Control To Control Your TV ENERGY SAVE (E.SAVE) Button Use this button to choose power consumption reduction settings based on 3 levels (Min, Medium, Max). See page 41 for further details. CLOSED CAPTIONS (C.C.) Button Use this button to display the dialogue, narration, and/or sound effects of a television program or home video which are displayed on the TV screen when available.
  • Page 24 5. If done correctly, the device LED indicator will blink 3 times to confirm proper setup. 6. The remote control will now control the desired device. SETUP EXAMPLE (HITACHI CABLE BOX WITH PRECODE 0003) 1. Turn ON your cable box.
  • Page 25 How To Use The Remote Control To Control Your AV Device Cable Device Set Top Box/ Button Satellite Receiver Device Button MY CABLE BOX CODE IS:___________________ MY SET TOP BOX/SATELLITE RECEIVER CODE IS:_____________________ • Refer to the instruction manual of the NOTE cable box for operation of the buttons •...
  • Page 26 How To Use The Remote Control To Control Your AV Device DVD Device Button PVR/VCR Device Button MY DVD PLAYER CODE IS:___________________ MY VCR/PVR CODE IS:______________________ • Refer to the instruction manual of the • Refer to the instruction manual of the PVR/ NOTE NOTE DVD Player for operation of the buttons...
  • Page 27 How To Use The Remote Control To Control Your AV Device AVR Device Button MY AUDIO/VIDEO RECEIVER (AVR) IS:___________________ • Refer to the instruction manual of the AVR NOTE for operation of the buttons exclusively for the AVR. PRECODED AVR Buttons These buttons transmit the chosen precoded AVR codes: -Power -Cursor &...
  • Page 28: Remote Control Codes

    GOODMANS 0037, 0081, 0000, 0072, PULSAR 0039, 0240, 0278 TOSHIBA 0749, 1749, 0790 GOLDSTAR 0144 ULTIMATE TV 1392, 1640 0278 PULSER 0240 HITACHI 0003, 0008 GRADIENTE 0000 QUARTER 0046 ULTRASAT 1806 INSIGHT 0476, 0810 GRANADA 0081, 0042 QUARTZ 0035, 0047, 0046...
  • Page 29 VENTURER 0790 YAMAHA 1023, 0176, 1176, 1276, PANASONIC 0614, 0616 HELLO KITTY 0831 1331, 1815, 2061 VIZIO 1064, 1226 PHILIPS 0618, 0739 HITACHI 0573, 0664, 1919 VOCOPRO 1360 PIONEER 1337 HITEKER 0672 AUDIO AMPLIFIER CODES XBOX 0522, 2083 Brand 0880...
  • Page 30: On-Screen Display

    On-Screen Display To enter the OSD (On-Screen Display): Video 1. Press MENU button on the remote control to display the different features on your Hitachi LCD TV. • Picture Mode Select among different picture modes. 2. Use the CURSOR PAD ( , , , ) to highlight a feature •...
  • Page 31 On-Screen Display • CONEQ 3D Turn On/Off CONEQ 3D sound • HDMI - CEC Set to On, this feature will enable Sound settings. simplified operation of compatible HDMI CEC devices. • Audio Source Select between three Audio Sources (Stereo, Mono, SAP) (Available for •...
  • Page 32: Picture Mode

    Video VIDEO MENU • For the PC input, there are only two NOTES Select Video to adjust picture settings and improve picture Picture modes available: Standard and quality. You can independently customize each of the video Custom. In this case, only the Custom inputs, including Analog channels separately from Digital mode can be changed to your desired Channels (under TV Mode).
  • Page 33: Aspect Ratio

    This involves a process known as 3:2 pull down. Aspect Modes: Manually select the Aspect Ratio. There When the Auto Movie is set to Auto, your Hitachi LCD TV are different aspect ratios available according to the will activate the circuitry for this special feature to improve signal in use.
  • Page 34: White Balance

    Video Display Aspect Input Signal Display Screen To display suitable screen as follows: Recomended When Watching Standard Definition Pictures: Displays 4:3 programs in there original aspect ratio with bars to the left and right of the image. Expands a 4:3 aspect ratio program to fill the widescreen 16:9 16:9 (4:3 Signal) screen...
  • Page 35 Video 3. Press the SELECT button on the Yes option to execute the reset of the Video settings. Depending on the video program being viewed, you can customize each video input to your preference to increase viewing performance and pleasure. •...
  • Page 36: Preferred Language

    Audio CONEQ 3D Sound AUDIO MENU Select Audio to adjust the sound to your preference. Produces an impressive 3D Sound experience through the TV’s sound system. Audio Source Video Sound Mode Standard Multi-Channel Television Sound will allow you to select Bass Audio Stereo (a stereo broadcast), Mono (monaural sound) used...
  • Page 37 Audio Reset This function allows you to reset the Audio Menu Settings of the present input source and return it to the Standard mode and default settings. Video CONEQ 3D Sound Audio Source Stereo Audio Audio Language Setup Digital Output Internal Speakers Channels Perfect Volume...
  • Page 38: Sleep Timer

    Setup SETUP MENU 5. Press the EXIT button to quit the menu or the MENU to return to the previous menu. Select Setup when setting up your TV for the first time. • When Auto is set, Daylight Savings can NOTES be set, the TV will automatically calculate Video...
  • Page 39: Parental Controls

    Setup 2. Enter a new four digit number. U.S. Motion Picture Ratings Table 3. Press the EXIT button to quit the menu. NOT RATED Contains no rating. Not Rated (NR) and Not Applicable (NA) programs. Movie has not been Parental Controls rated or ratings do not apply.
  • Page 40: Canadian Ratings English Table

    Setup Canadian Ratings English Table Canadian Ratings French Table Programming intended for children under age General - Programming intended for audiences 8 - Violence Guidelines; Careful attention is of all ages. Contains no violence, or the violence paid to themes, which could threaten children’s content is minimal or is depicted appropriately sense of security and well-being.
  • Page 41: Closed Captions

    Multimedia Energy Options Move Select Return Exit EXIT Use this feature to save energy when watching your Hitachi TV 1. Use the CURSOR PAD ▲, ▼ and ► to highlight and select the function to change. Move Select Return Exit...
  • Page 42: Auto Tv Off

    Set to On and this feature will enable the HDMI-CEC input and no remote control or front-panel key access signal bus to allow your Hitachi LCD TV to discover and after a preset timing. communicate automatically with other compatible HDMI- The selecitons are: Off, 1 min, 5 min, 10 min, 15 min, interfaced Audio/Video device.
  • Page 43: Input Labels

    Setup Feature Description • Input Labels is Grayed out (Skip) or NOTES disabled until you are on the INPUT that Pushing the “Play” button on the CEC you like to change. enabled device will command the device • When the Custom option is selected, a One-Touch Play to play , turn the TV on, and the HDMI Keyboard will appear on the screen to...
  • Page 44: Auto Adjust

    Setup Reset AV & Setup Auto Adjust Adjusts Horizontal Position, Vertical Position, Clock, and This feature restores all Audio, Video and Setup settings to Phase automatically. the factory default values. Reset Each item in RGB Options Menu will be restored to the Video Light Control factory setting by selecting Yes.
  • Page 45: Signal Strength

    Channels New Channel Scan CHANNELS MENU Select Channels to set your signal source options, run This feature will automatically store active Analog and New Channel Scan, Check Signal Meter and Set Channel Digital channels to the Channel list. This scan will erase all List (Add channels to List, Channel/Labels and Favorite channels previously stored in the list.
  • Page 46: Channel List

    Channels Channel List Video This function allows you to review which channels have been added to the Channel List. 52-0 Audio Setup Video Channel List Channels Save Audio Ch 5-0 View Multimedia Reset Ch 7-0 View Setup Ch 9-0 View Channels Ch 11-0 View...
  • Page 47 Channels 4. To view all the Favorite channels that you have chosen, press the FAV CH button on the remote control. Favorite CH List 0. Ch 5-0 1. Ch 7-0 2. Ch 9-0 3. Ch 11-0 Move Select EXIT Exit...
  • Page 48: On-Screen Display

    Multimedia MULTIMEDIA MENU To play JPEG photo files: Your Hitachi LCD TV features a JPEG Viewer that allows 1. Enter the JPEG Viewer. Use the CURSOR PAD ( , , watching digital still pictures from your USB disk plugged to , ) to search your photo files, or the folder that contains the USB slot at the side panel.
  • Page 49: Useful Information

    Equipment Care And Troubleshooting DO NOT • Dust the screen and cabinet with a soft cloth. • Do not clean your screen with strong cleaners, polishes or a chemically treated cloth. • Clean the screen with a soft cloth moistened in warm water and dry with a soft cloth.
  • Page 50: Troubleshooting

    Signal” message display) than 5 meters, or change HDMI input picture format to 1080i. If the problem cannot be solved with the suggested procedures, contact 800.HITACHI. For your safety, never try to repair the product yourself.
  • Page 51: Reception Problems

    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 path and the other is reflected from tall buildings, hills or some other objects.
  • Page 52: Specifications

    HDTV Televisions display HDTV only when an HDTV source is available. • V-Chip Parental Control All specifications, weights, and dimensions are subject to change without prior notice. Please access www.hitachi.us/tv for detailed specifications and dimensions for custom installations. Audio Performance Features: • CONEQ™ Hearing Aid Mode •...
  • Page 53 Set Dimensions LE42S605 model (Includes Table Top Stand) Weight (lbs./kg): 33/15 Units : Inches (mm) 1 9/16 (37.5) 39 3/16 (994.1) 36 5/8 (930.2) (DISPLAY AREA) CENTER OF THE SCREEN 9 9/16 (241.2) 18 7/8 (479.7) HOLE FOR WALL MOUNT Screw Length (A) (4 PLACES) Insertion Length (B)
  • Page 54 Set Dimensions LE46S605 model (Includes Table Top Stand) Weight (lbs./kg): 39.7/18 Units : Inches (mm) 1 9/16 (37.5) 42 11/16 (1083.5) 40 1/8 (1018.1) (DISPLAY AREA) CENTER OF THE SCREEN 9 9/16 (241.2) 18 7/8 (479.7) HOLE FOR WALL MOUNT Screw Length (A) (4 PLACES) Insertion Length (B)
  • Page 55: Limited Warranty

    HITACHI AMERICA, LTD. HITACHI has made every effort to assure you hours of trouble free operation from your Hitachi product. Should you require service assistance with OPERATIONAL, HOOK UP, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR WARRANTY SERVICE SUPPORT, please contact one of our knowledgeable Customer Service Representatives at 800.HITACHI (800.448.2244).
  • Page 56: Useful Information

    G. Any Product used for purposes or applications, or subjected to operating conditions, other than those identified as acceptable in the Product’s Owners Guide. H. Product repairs (including any product whose case has been opened), or part replacements provided or installed, by any person other than an Authorized Hitachi Service Facility Representative.
  • Page 57: End User License Agreement For Hitachi Dtv Software

    HITACHI DTV Software (this “Agreement”) is a legal agreement CARD OR OTHER MEDIA, (B) DO NOT PERFORM INSTALL ANY between you (“you” or “your”), in your capacity as the owner of a HITACHI HITACHI-PROVIDED UPGRADE SOFTWARE ON YOUR DTV, AND brand digital television (the “DTV”), and HITACHI America, Ltd., Home...
  • Page 58 End User License Agreement For Open Source Software OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE LICENSE INFORMATION This Hitachi TV incorporates open source software modules distributed under certain licenses, including the GNU General Public License Version 3 (as defined by the Free Software Foundation, Inc.).
  • Page 59 End User License Agreement For Operating System Software material for which you do not control copyright. Those thus making or running the TERMS AND CONDITIONS covered works for you must do so exclusively on your behalf, under your direction and control, on terms that prohibit them from making any copies of your copyrighted 0.
  • Page 60 End User License Agreement For Operating System Software source, or (2) access to copy the Corresponding Source from a network Notwithstanding any other provision of this License, for material you add to server at no charge. a covered work, you may (if authorized by the copyright holders of that material) supplement the terms of this License with terms: •...
  • Page 61 End User License Agreement For Operating System Software Source of the work from the predecessor in interest, if the predecessor has it or resulting work. The terms of this License will continue to apply to the part which is can get it with reasonable efforts. the covered work, but the special requirements of the GNU Affero General Public License, section 13, concerning interaction through a network will apply to the You may not impose any further restrictions on the exercise of the rights...
  • Page 62: Appendixes

    Appendixes Appendix A: Picture Format for Each Input Source Aspect Specifications Yes: Available / --: Not Available Aspect Input Signal Auto 16:9 Full Zoom1 Zoom2 AIR / CABLE Air / Cable 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, HDMI 1 HDMI / DVI 1280x720, 1280x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1680x1050...
  • Page 63: Index

    Index Accessories ..........6, 52 Light Control .........31, 42 Wall Mount ..........4, 8 Add Channels to List ......31, 45 Accent Light .........42 White Balance ..........34 Analog Captions ........31, 41 Power LED ...........42 Antenna Connection ........12 LIGHT Sensor ..........9 Aspect Ratio ......22, 30, 33, 34 Lock Settings ........30, 34 Y-PbPr on VGA ...........44 Audio ............30...
  • Page 64 NOTE...

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