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PLASMA
TELEVISION
Operating
Guide
for
42HDX62,
42HDX62A
and
55HDX62
MPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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2-3
FIRST TIME USE ...........................................................................................................
4-23
THE REMOTE CONTROL
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24-43
ON-SCREEN
DISPLAY ..........................................................................................
44-93
USEFUL
INFORMATION
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94-101
END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT
FOR HITACHI DTV SOFTWARE .................................
102
APPENDIXES
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103
NDEX ...........................................................................................................................................
104
As an Energy Star _ Partner,
Hitachi, Ltd. has determined
that this product meets the
Energy StaF _guidelines
for
energy efficiency4

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  • Page 1

    ON-SCREEN DISPLAY ..................44-93 USEFUL INFORMATION .................. 94-101 END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR HITACHI DTV SOFTWARE ......... APPENDIXES ..........................NDEX ............................As an Energy Star _ Partner, Hitachi, Ltd. has determined that this product meets the Energy StaF _guidelines energy efficiency4...

  • Page 2

    Our reputation has been built on the quality, 10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or performance, and ease of sewice of HITACHI plasma pinched particularly at plugs, convenience televisions. receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

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    TV screen. Such "SCREEN DAMAGES" constitute misuse and are NOT warranty. COVERED by your HITACHI Factory Warranty. Warning Lead Notice • To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.

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    Two "AA" size, 1.5V batteries Table Top Stand 2 Ferrite Core (42" models only) (see page 14) Two "AAA" size, ®@@ 1.5V batteries HITACHI E_ J Note: Please visit our For U.S. models: website for optional accessories for the For optional...

  • Page 5

    To take measures to prevent the Plasma Display from tipping over and prevent possible injury is important to mount unit in a stable and flat surface. ANTENNA Securing to a table-top Using wood screws (two) fasten the set to the Unless your Plasma Television is connected to a cable...

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    VIEWING The major benefit of the HITACHI Plasma Television is its large viewing screen. To see this large screen at its best, test various locations in the room to find the optimum spot for viewing. The best picture is seen by sitting...

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    Most video/audio connections between components canbemade w ith shielded video a nd audio cables thathave phono c onnectors. For b est p erformance, video c ables s hould u se 75-Ohm c oaxial shielded wire. Cables can be purchased from most s tores thatsell a udio/video products.

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    In addition to controlling all of the functions on your HITACHI Plasma TV, the new remote control is designed operate different types of devices, such as, DVD Players, CBL (Cable Boxes), set-top-boxes, satellite receivers, and VCRs. The remote control must be programmed...

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    FRONT VIEW REAR/SIDE VIEW ]° '¸, Firmly bind cables Thread band through the band SIDE POWER button _/_/f square hole /_._/_ claw Press this button to turn the Plasma Television ON/OFE It can also be turned ON/OFF by remote control. The "MAIN POWER"...

  • Page 10

    ® POWER light indicator To turn the monitor ON, press the main power switch located on the lower right side of the monitor. A red stand-by indicator tamp located the lower right corner of the front bezel will illuminate. The Plasma TV is now ready for remote ON/OFF operation.

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    Antenna Input The remote control allows you to switch between two separate 75-Ohm RF antenna inputs, CABLE and AIR. Audio/Video INPUT 1, 2, 3 and 4 By using the INPUTS button, the CURSOR PAD (A ..g,. #2T2......and T), and the SELECT button or CURSOR •...

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    (not provided). ® Upgrade Card This card slot is for future software upgrades. HiTACHi will notify you if a software upgrade required for your TV. In order to receive written notification, please complete and return your warranty card.

  • Page 13

    Appendix E THINGS TO CHECK WHEN USING After theCableCARD hasbeen s uccessfully installed, a CableCARD / CableCARD Services CableCARD Information menu a ppears intheSETUP menu o fthe On-Screen Display. Check that the CableCARD is properly inserted in Follow t heinstructions below toaccess theCableCARD the CableCARD slot.

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    The front p anel jacks a reprovided asaconvenience toallow you toeasily c onnect your v ideo c amcorder, digital camera or Digital Video Camcorder as shown in the following examples: Left Side PaneE Left Side PaneE 5 -- @@®@} ..L,MO.O OWNPU] NF'UT...

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    DIGITAL ODTPDT CAPABILITY HDM[ CableCARD U_g'_d, Card i!!il ÷ R1_?] eUTPUT VCR #2 DVD Player HDTV Set Top Box _=_] (PROVIDED) CONNECT_TO (PROVIDED) BLASTER CONNECT TO _R BLASTER/ G-LINK...

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    S-VIDEO, YPBPR, orHDMI connections areprovided forhigh performance laserdisc players, VCRs e tc. thathave thisfeature. Use these connections inplace o fthestandard video connection ifyour d evice h as this feature. Ifyourdevice h asonly one audio output (mono s ound), connect ittotheleftaudio jackon(L/(MONO)) Rear P anel.

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    CONNECTING A VIDEO AND STEREO AUDIO SOURCE TO INPUT1 - INPUT5 1. Connect the cable from the VIDEO OUT of the @ABLE VCR or the laserdisc player to the INPUT (VIDEO) jack, as shown on the Rear Panel on the right.

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    CONNECTING A COMPONENT SOURCE WITH _Dletelv HDMI OR DVI CAPABILITY TO INPUT 1 OR 2 's when picture _e al_nc Connect the HDMI or DVI output of the HDTV HDMI it set top box or DVD player to the HDMI input as "_ln$ the shown on the Rear panel below I-Danclt_...

  • Page 19

    CONNECTING A COMPONENT AND STEREO AUDIO SOURCE TO INPUT 3 OR 4: Y-PBPR. Connect the cable from the Y OUT of the Laserdisc/DVD player or HDTV set top box to the INPUT (Y) jack, as shown on the Rear panel below. Connect the cable from the PB/CB OUT or B- Y OUT of the Laserdisc/DVD player or HDTV...

  • Page 20

    CONNECTING A COMPONENT SOURCE WITH DIGITAL INTERFACE CAPABILITY TO IEEE1394 TERMINALS. 0 Wilt D_ Connect the IEEE1394 cable from the output of the iiiii_iiiiiiiiiiiiiiill ¸ _le voLI component with IEEE1394 capability, such as a Digital VCR or AVND (External Hard Drive) Digital _i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i Recorder, to the IEEE1394...

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    CONNECTING A VIDEO MONAURAL AUDIO SOURCE TO INPUT 1_ INPUT 2 OR INPUT Connect the cable from the VIDEO OUT of the VCR or the laserdisc player to the INPUT (VIDEO) jack, as shown on the Rear Panel on the right•...

  • Page 22

    Your HITACHI Plasma Television is equipped with an AV Network feature. This feature helps to control your external Audio/Video equipment (VCR, Set Top Box, DVD, etc.). Once this is setup, it allows your IR Mouse connector to control your equipment using your HITACHI Plasma TV Remote Control.

  • Page 23

    VCR recording features. Once you setup the G-LINK (IR Mouse) connector, then you can use your HITACHI Plasma TV Remote Control and the TV Guide On Screen system to control your cable box and VCR recording features.

  • Page 24

    In addition to controlling all the functions on your To operate additional audio equipment, point HITACHI Plasma TV, the new remote control remote at the remote sensor of the component wish to control and select AMP by pressing the •...

  • Page 25

    (see page 40). ® PAUSE button Press the PAUSE button to freeze the picture. Press the EXIT button to return the picture to motion. Press the PAUSE button repeatedly cycle through the three different freeze modes (see page 34). m® Freeze HiTACHi...

  • Page 26

    ASPECT button Press this button to quickly change the picture format ASPECT ratio. Depending on the input signal format received, the picture format ratio allows you to adjust the images through the following options. 4:3 STANDARD 4:3 ZOOMt/ZOOM2 Use this aspect mode to display conventional (4:3)

  • Page 27

    ® ® DAY/NIGHT button EXIT button Press this button to toggle between Day and Night This button will exit all On-Screen Displays. picture mode settings. Select Day for day time viewing with more brightness and contrast CURSOR PAD/SELECT button compete with room light.

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    PHOTO INPUT This feature is useful for viewing digital still pictures from your digital camera, USB Drive or memory cards USB drive using the Photo Input in the left side panel of the TV. Press the INPUTS button to cycle through the INPUTS selections until the PHOTO INPUT is selected.

  • Page 29

    ROTATE Select this menu item to rotate selected photos either clockwise (CURSOR PAD •) and counterclockwise (CURSOR PAD •). SLIDESHOW Select this menu item to start a slideshow of the digital photos. While the Interval sub menu is highlighted, press the SELECT button to cycle through the interval time from 5, 10 and 30 seconds.

  • Page 30

    IEEE1394 Use this function to control your devices with digital interface capabilities. When an IEEE1394 device is not connected When an IEEE1394 device is connected 1. Press INPUT button, CURSOR PAD and SELECT button to select IEEE 1394. 2. Use CURSOR PAD 1_ to select connected device (example...

  • Page 31

    ® LAST CHANNEL (LAST CH) button Press the channel (CH) wheel to switch to Favorite Press this button to toggle between the current and last channel viewed. (FAY) channel mode. You will know you are in Favorite Channel mode when (FAV) is displayed ®...

  • Page 32

    Your HiTACHi Plasma TVincorporates Two Tuner technology designed forimproved viewing enjoyment. This Two T uner feature allows you toview antenna A,RQ O OAB, inputs o nboth themain picture and subpicture simultaneously, with separate tuning c ontrol foreach. When a Digital channel isviewed inthemain picture, theDigital channel cannotbeviewed i nthesub 'i"'...

  • Page 33

    PiP MODE PICTURE-IN-PICTURE SURF MODE PICTURE-IN-PICTURE Select AIR from the INPUTS menu. Select a channel Surf Mode PIP automatically scans all active channels (those set in Memory) and displays them as PIP sub- that has a 1080i signal. To prevent a pattern burn, pictures or Thumbnails.

  • Page 34

    SPLIT FREEZE PAUSE button Press the PAUSE button to freeze the picture you If you wish to freeze the sub-picture, press the are currently viewing (only the right sub-picture will PAUSE button. This is convenient when trying freeze). Press the EXIT button to return to normal write down the address for a mail order...

  • Page 35

    Operating the precoded function for your cable box. This remote is designed to operate different types of cable boxes. You must first program the remote to SOifRCE ACCESS match the remote system of your cable box (refer to pages 41-42 for pre-codes). Turn ON your cable box.

  • Page 36

    If the set-top- box/satellite receiver does not turn off, try a different four digit preset code. The remote will now control your set-top- box/satellite receiver. HITACHi MY Satellite RECEIVER/ SET-TOP-BOX CODE IS: PRE-CODED SET-TOP-BOX/SATELUTE RECEIVER buttons These buttons transmit...

  • Page 37

    The remote will now control your DVD player. You will need to set the display type of your DVD player to 16:9 widescreen. HITACHi MY DVD PLAYER CODE PRECODED DVD Buttons These buttons...

  • Page 38

    VCR/PVR. If the VCR/PVR does not turn off, try a different four digit preset code. The remote will now control your VCR/PVR. G i@@': HiTACHi MY VCR/PVR CODE PRECODED VCR/PVR Buttons These buttons transmit the chosen precoded VCR/PVR codes.

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    The remote will now control your Audio component. Repeat steps 1 - 6 if you wish to program remote to control another Audio component. HiTACHi MY AUDIO COMPONENT CODE PRECODED AUDIO Buttons...

  • Page 40

    Pressing the ENTER (ENT) button will now access the video input (1-5) of the desired device. H|TAOH| SETUP EXAMPLE (Hitachi DVD with precode 0573 connected to iNPUT 1 of the _'1_ Select DVD mode by using your SOURCE ACCESS...

  • Page 41

    Sanyo ..0047, 0240, 0104, 0046 ...... 0833, 0869, 1075 Gradiente ......0651 Cabteview ......0022 Hitachi 0000, 0041, 0042, 0105 Scott .... 0t 84, 0045, 0121, Greenhill ......0717 Howard Computers .... 1972 ...... 0043, 0210, 0212 Century ......0153...

  • Page 42

    ........ 0331 Thorens ......1189 HTS ........0775 Paragon ......0000 Wards .... 0013,0078,0211 Toshiba ......1572 Hitachi ........ 0819 Philips ...... 0305, 0317 homecable ......0238 Yamaha ....0354, 0133 Victor ........ 0074 Pioneer0023, 0025, 0031, 0153, Wards .0014, 0080, 0158, 0189 ....

  • Page 43

    HITACHI has provided asecond r emote control foryour c onvenience. The Simple R emote Control has thebasic features that a remost often used. d>---- POWER button Press Power button to turn the Plasma Television ON or OFR (_) CH+ (A) and CH- (T)

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    Press M ENU o ntheremote control todisplay the GUIDE different features onyour H ITACHI Plasma TV. MENU Use theCURSOR PAD (buttons A, y, _ and I_) or CHANNEL WHEEL to navigate to a different menu item. Press EXIT on the remote control to quickly exit from a menu.

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    Timers Audio Treble Adjust the treble. Set the Clock Set Clock Settings. Bass Adjust the bass. Set Sleep Timer Set Sleep Timer intervals Balance Adjust the balance. (30 min. intervals, 00:30-3:00). Select SRS settings (Off, Wide, Set Day/Night Timer Set Day/Night picture mode Normal)

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    Video Select VIDEO to adjust picture settings and improve picture quality. You can independently customize each of the Video Inputs to your preference to increase viewing performance and pleasure depending upon the video program being viewed. If RESET is selected, only the selected input will reset to initial conditions.

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    This involves a process known as 3:2 pulldown. When AUTO MOVIE MODE is turned ON from the VIDEO menu, your Hitachi Plasma Television will activate circuitry for this special feature to improve video performance when watching film based sources. Color Management Use this function to adjust and balance the listed individual colors to make them either deeper or more pure depending on the user's preference.

  • Page 48

    Color Decoding Use this function to adjust and balance the percentage of Red, Green and Color according to the user's preference each of the four color temperature settings. Use TINT to adjust flesh tones so they appear natural. Use CURSOR PAD •...

  • Page 49

    Black Side Panel The BLACK SIDE PANEL function turns the gray side bars on/off when watching 4:3 signals in Standard mode or use of the PIP modes. Press the CURSOR PAD • or • to set to ON or OFR Press EXIT to quit menu or select SET BLACK SIDE PANEL to return to the previous...

  • Page 50

    SRS technology delivers and exciting realistic 3D Sound experience from just two external speakers (or) the two internal speakers of your HITACHI Television. If your HITACHI Television is connected to an external audio system, SRS will also create an incredible...

  • Page 51

    Audio Source Multi-Channel Television Sound will allow you to select STEREO (a stereo broadcast), MONO (monaural sound) used when receiving a weak stereo broadcast or SECOND AUDIO PROG (SAP) which may be a secondary language, weather report, etc. This function is useful when setting up the external speakers.

  • Page 52

    Guide On Screen Screen 2: Enter the zip code (USA) or postal code (Canada): The TV Guide On-Screen system is a built-in feature Use the Numeric buttons and the CURSOR PAD • that provides a channel lineup and program listings and •...

  • Page 53

    Screen 4: Screen 7: Doyouhave a Cable b oxconnected? This screen shows t hecorrect way tosetup the Cable b oxwith theG-LINK. Please confirm Use theCURSOR PAD • and• tohighlight your choice, then press t heSELECT button t ocontinue. connection (see Page 2 3).Press theSELECT IfYES: P lease see Screen 5.

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    Screen 10: Screen 13: The TVGuide O nScreen system will t est t he code Please confirm your i nitial settings. Use the ofyour C able b ox.NoTV, Cable o rremote buttons CURSOR PAD • and • to highlight your choice, should b epressed while performing the automatic then press the SELECT...

  • Page 55

    Screen 16: Screen 19: This screen shows thecorrect way tosetup t he The TVGuide O nScreen system will t est t he code VCR with theG-LINK. Please confirm connection ofyour V CR. N oTV, VCR orremote buttons (see Page 2 3).Press t he SELECT button to should b epressed while performing theautomatic...

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    Screen 22: Congratulations! The TVGuide O nScreen system setup iscomplete. Press theSELECT button t o finalize, Screen 23: The last s creen gives t ipsonusing t he TVGuide OnScreen system. Press t he SELECT button t o exit t heSetup.

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    Using TV Guide On Screen System This free interactive program guide provides up to 8 days of TV programming. The advanced program listings make watching and recording TV shows and programs much easier. The TV Guide On Screen system consists of 5 main services: Listings: Displays...

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    - Press to record current program. (2) PIP - Press to toggle the Lock and Unlock feature of the Video Window. HiTACHi Q_) PAGE UP / - Rotate the Channel Wheel one click up or down PAGE DOWN to move one set of screen information...

  • Page 59

    TV Guide On Screen Icons Icon NAME DESCRIPTION Progress Bar Elapsed time in current program Info Button Indicates Info Box has additional sizes and information. HDTV Program is presented in High Definition. Program is new (not a repeat). Closed Captioning is available.

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    Five (S) Services: • LISTINGS Press the MENU button while a program is highlighted • SEARCH to access the Episode Options Panel Menu. • RECORDINGS • SCHEDULE EPISODE OPTIONS Panel Menu: • SETUP • Go to Service • Watch Now •...

  • Page 61

    SEARCH: Press the CURSOR PAD • to highlight a The SEARCH service screen allows you to find subcategory (Example: ALL). programs by the following: • Keyword • Alphabetical • Category • HDTV • Movies • Sports • Children • Educational •...

  • Page 62

    Example: Keyword Search A list of all the shows that matched the keyword displayed. The Keyword search allows you to enter a word or words to find a program title that matches. From the Search Screen, use the CURSOR PAD • or •...

  • Page 63

    RECORDINGS: Screen A) Highlight a program, and then press the The RECORDINGS Service screen displays a list of SELECT button to view a summary of all recorded previously recorded or currently recording programs programs. an IEEE1394 recording device connected to the TV. List - Select to display every recorded episode...

  • Page 64

    SCHEDULE: How to Record: The SCHEDULE Service screen allows you to review, The Record options can be set in the LISTINGS, edit and delete Record and Remind events. SEARCH, and SCHEDULE Services. You can also edit record settings for a program in the SCHEDULE Services.

  • Page 65

    Use Manual Recording: Recording Conflict: From theSERVICE bar, u se theCURSOR • A recording conflict message will appear or I_ to highlight the SCHEDULE. Press the MENU • A program set to record overlaps with part of button to display the Schedule Options Panel another...

  • Page 66

    How to set a reminder: • Set Manual reminder • Set from the Panel Menu From the Service bar, use the CURSOR PAD • or • to highlight SCHEDULE, and then press the Use the CURSOR PAD • or • to highlight MENU button to access the Schedule Options...

  • Page 67

    Reminder Notification Banner SETUP: The SETUP Service screen allows you to modify Depending on your option settings, a notification settings that was entered at initial TV Guide On Screen banner will appear if the scheduled reminder time has system setup. The 3 settings will be the following: been triggered.

  • Page 68

    CHANGE SYSTEM SETTINGS: From the SETUP Screen, Use the CURSOR PAD • Use this option if you want to change something after to highlight Change Channel Display, and then completing initial TV Guide On Screen system setup. press the SELECT button. From the SETUP screen, use the CURSOR PAD •...

  • Page 69

    CHANGE DEFAULT OPTIONS: RECORD DEFAULTS Use this option to change default settings: • General Defaults From the SETUP screen, use the CURSOR PAD • • Record Defaults to highlight Change Default Options and then press • Remind Defaults the SELECT button.

  • Page 70

    IR DEFAULTS IR Defaults lets you modify the channel dialing defaults if your cable box and/or VCR is not changing channels properly. 1, From the SETUP screen, use the CURSOR PAD • to highlight Change Default Options and then press the SELECT button.

  • Page 71

    Channel Manager Select CHANNEL MANAGER to set your Antenna options, run Auto Channel Scan, Check Signal Meter and Set Channel List. Press CURSOR PAD A, • or CHANNEL WHEEL to highlight function Press the SELECT button or CURSOR PAD I_ to select.

  • Page 72

    Channel List This function allows you to review which channels labeled (CH ID}, which have been added to CHANNEL MEMORY (SCAN}, which are protected by LOCK which are your FAVORITE (FAV) CHANNELS. Use the CURSOR PAD to navigate the Channel List.

  • Page 73

    Locks This function will block out the picture and sound of the selected channel or video input. It can also be used to keep the TV from being viewed for a scheduled time period that you set. The code to enter the Locks feature is a four digit access code number.

  • Page 74

    Movie Ratings Use Movie Ratings to prevent viewing of any movie that you feel may be inappropriate due to its content. Use the CURSOR PAD A, • or CHANNEL WHEEL to select the MOVIE RATING category that you want to block. Press SELECT to block the MOVIE RATING...

  • Page 75

    TV Ratings Use "IV RATINGS to prevent the viewing of any TV program that you feel may be inappropriate due to its content. Use the CURSOR PAD A, • or CHANNEL WHEEL to select the "IV RATING category that you want to block.

  • Page 76

    Canadian Ratings (Eng) Use CANADIAN RATINGS (ENG) toblockanytype of movie and television program in Canada that you feel might be inappropriate in its content. Use the CURSOR PAD l, • or CHANNEL WHEEL to select the CANADIAN RATINGS (ENG) category that you want to block. Press SELECT to block the CANADIAN RATINGS...

  • Page 77

    Canadian Ratings (Frn) Use CANADIAN RATINGS (FRN) to block Canadian French programs according to various program ratings that you feel might be inappropriate in its content. Use the CURSOR PAD A, • or CHANNEL WHEEL to select the CANADIAN RATINGS (FRN) category that you want to block.

  • Page 78

    Timers Select TIMERS to set your Clock, Sleep Timer, and Day/Night Timer. Use the CURSOR buttons • or • to highlight the function to be adjusted. Press the SELECT button to select. Set 1"he Cleck The Clock must be adjusted before you can use the DAY/NIGHT TIMER...

  • Page 79

    Set Sleep Timer Select this feature to set your SLEEP TIMER from 30 minutes to 3 hours (30 minute increments). Press the CURSOR PAD • repeatedly to set your Timer from 0:00, 0:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30 and 3:00. Set Day/Night Timer Select this feature to activate and set your TV's...

  • Page 80

    Setup Select SETUP when setting your TV up for the first time. Use the CURSOR PAD A, _', _1 and • to select the sub-menu of your choice. Press the SELECT button to select. Menu Preference Setup the Language and background of the Menu OSD.

  • Page 81

    t he Menu Background This function allows you to choose from two menu backgrounds. Use the CURSOR PAD • or • to highlight SET THE MENU BACKGROUND (SHADED OR SOLID) of your choice. Use the CURSOR PAD • or • to select shaded or solid.

  • Page 82

    Set AV Net Use this feature to control your external Audio/Video equipment using your HITACHI Plasma TV Remote Control. The IR Mouse cable must be properly connected for the AV NET feature to work. Press the MENU button.

  • Page 83

    AV NET SETUP WIZARD ( Example: Use the CURSOR PAD _1, I_, • and • to RECEIVER Setup) highlight NEXT, then press the SELECT button to move on to the next SETUP screen. Press the SELECT button to start the SETUP WIZARD.

  • Page 84

    If you would like to label your A/V Receiver Source, use the CURSOR PAD • or • to highlight " Yes "then press the SELECT AV NET SETUP WIZARD ( Example: button to continue. Selecting " No " will Setup ) bypass the Source labeling.

  • Page 85

    Use the CURSOR PAD • or • to choose the Press the SELECT button to select YES to brand name of your DVD. Press the CURSOR PAD • to highlight the IR Setup another device. Press the CURSOR CODE Set, then use the CURSOR PAD • or • PAD •...

  • Page 86

    If the IR code transfer was successful, Use the CURSOR PAD • or • to select screen below appears, then select "OK" to "Other" from brand name choices. continue setup. Use the CURSOR PAD • or • to highlight "Learning Mode" then press the SELECT button.

  • Page 87

    Select "YES" to setup another device or select Use the CURSOR PAD • or • to select the "No, thanks, I'm done" to exit the AV Net A/V Receiver Source if you have connected the setup. Monitor Out and Optical Out to the A/V Receiver.

  • Page 88

    Select another softkey to learn or select Use the CURSOR PAD • or • to choose the "DONE" to move on to the next screen. device you wish to learn. (Example: DVD 3) Select NEXT to continue. Select the Test button • "Play button" to check the response of the device to this Select the DVD 3 softkey to learn.

  • Page 89

    Continue with the normal procedures to setup TV Input, Monitor Out, Optical Out and the labeling of the source buttons. Select "YES" to setup another device or select "No thanks, I'm done" to exit the AV NET setup.

  • Page 90

    Set Closed Caption Closed Captions are the dialogue, narration, and/or sound effects of a television program or home video which are displayed on the TV screen. Your local TV program guide denotes these programs as _ or [_. Use the CURSOR PAD _1, I_, •...

  • Page 91

    Monitor This feature will select the source of the Monitor Output. Monitor: Select MONITOR to output the audio and video signals of the chosen input source (CABLE, AIR, INPUT 1-5) to a VCR or other A!V device. "IV Tuner Out: Select "IV TUNER OUT to output...

  • Page 92

    (MMC CARD}. If a future software upgrade is required for your TV, HITACHI will notify and provide you with a flash card. In order to receive written notification and the flash card, please...

  • Page 93

    Set Stand-By Mode This function sets the IEEE1394 in Stand-By Mode to ON or OFE Certain digital devices have a power save feature, in which the device automatically powers when not in use (sleep mode). Only by setting IEEE1394 function in Stand-By mode to ON, will the TV be able to control...

  • Page 94

    Exposing the screen to direct sunlight for a long period of time or heat may cause damage to the plasma screen. TROUBLESHOOTING Your HITACHI Plasma Television incorporates advanced power surge protection technology designed to protect against...

  • Page 95

    IGNITION NOISE: Black s pots orhorizontal streaks may appear, picture m ay flutter ordrift. Usually caused byinterference from automobile ignition systems, neon l amps, 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,...

  • Page 96

    Plasma Television Troubleshooting Items 4otes A buzzing sound may be heard when the plasma television is turned on in a very quiet Buzzing sound from Plasma com. This is due to the plasma panel drive circuit when it is functioning. The buzzing display panel.

  • Page 97

    Guide On-Screen Frequently asked Remind feature. Highlight Schedule and press menu. quiestions continued Choose the event type, press SELECT and then enter date, start and stop time, channel number, etc. If I add a recorder or change my cable service, What do the frequencies for Record and Remind...

  • Page 98

    RFI/EMI connector hoods to maintain compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations. Any cables that are supplied with the system must be replaced with identical cables in order to assure compliance with FCC rules. Order Hitachi spares as replacement cables.

  • Page 99

    Optional Accessories: • Photo Input (for your digital camera, USB drive or • For U.S. Models: Please access our website: memory card USB drive) www.hitachi.us/tv Technology • _° • TV Guide On Screen INPUTS/OUTPUTS • Wideband Component Y, Pb,Pr ....

  • Page 100

    42 Inch Models (Includes Table Top Stand) Weight (Ibs./kg): 98/44.5 55 Inch Models (Plasma Television Only) Weight (Ibs./kg): 135.6/61.5...

  • Page 101

    Puerto Rico. Each facility will provide you with In Canada: 1-800-HITACHI (1-800-448-2244) convenient and expedient assistance. Our service hotline operator will direct you to the HITACHI Monday - Friday (EST) ......9:00am - 7:00pm Authorized Service Facility nearest you. Just present Saturday (EST) ........9:00am...

  • Page 102

    North America only. You agree that you will not export you ("you" or "your"), in your capacity as the owner of a HITACHI brand re-export the Software. You specifically agree not to export or re- digital television (the "DTV'),...

  • Page 103

    Appendix IMAGE INPUT AUTO ASPECT VIDEO ID INPUT FORMAT ASPECT On/Off Air or Cable NTSC (Analog Channels) INPUT 1 & 2 HDMI 16:9 480i/480p 16:9 Letter Letter On/Off No Info. 16:9 INPUT 1-5 S-Video _ NTSC 16:9 Letter Letter Video On/Off No Info.

  • Page 104

    Movie Ratings ....... TV Ratings ......Accessories, ......Canadian Ratings (Eng) ....Antennas (Connecting) ....Canadian Ratings (Frn) ....Aspect Ratio ...... 26, 48 Audio TruBass ......Audio Settings ..... 50-51 Menu Preference Audio Source ......Set the Language ....Auto Color ......

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