Hitachi 20CX20B501 Operating Manual

Solid state color tv


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Printed in Mexico


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Summary of Contents for Hitachi 20CX20B501

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS... 3 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS... 4 Introduction... 8 Congratulations on Your Purchase... 8 Care and Cleaning ... 8 Installation... 8 Television Location... 8 Optional External Equipment Connections... 9 AC Power Supply Cord... 9 Remote Control Battery Installation... 9 Precaution on Battery Use ...
  • Page 3: Important Safeguards

    USEFUL INFORMATION ... 29 Troubleshooting Chart ... 29 Specifications ... 30 Channel Capability Chart ... 30 HITACHI SERVICE HOTLINE... 30 Back Cover ... 31 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS Follow all warnings and instructions marked on this television receiver. CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
  • Page 4: Important Safeguards

    HITACHI television receiver. Please fill out your warranty card and mail it at once to HITACHI. This will enable HITACHI to notify you promptly in the improbable event that a safety problem should be discovered in your product model.
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS - 5 - 6 Never push objects of any kind into this television set through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the television set.
  • Page 6 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS - 6 - 13 Choose a place where light (artificial or sunlight) does not shine directly on the screen. 14 Avoid dusty places, since accumulated dust inside the chassis may cause failure of the set when high humidity persists. 15 The television has slots, or openings in the cabinet for ventilation purposes, to provide reliable operation of the receiver, and to protect from overheating.
  • Page 7 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS - 7 - 18 For added protection for the television during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna. This will prevent damage due to lightning and power-line surges. OPERATION OF YOUR SET 19 This television should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label.
  • Page 8: Introduction

    Introduction 25 Do not use attachments not recommended by the television set manufacturer as they may cause hazards. 26 When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
  • Page 9: Optional External Equipment Connections

    Installation may reduce remote control transmitter range. Adequate ventilation is essential to prevent internal component failure. Keep away from areas of excessive heat or moisture. To insure optimum color purity do not position magnetic equipment (motors, fans, other speakers, etc.) nearby. Optional External Equipment Connections The Audio/Video connections between components can be made with shielded video and audio cables.
  • Page 10: Other Video Equipment

    Optional Equipment Connection and Operation Incoming Cable from Home Antenna Cable Connection - For reception of the cable channels, connect the cable supplied by your cable company. Antenna Mode must be set to CABLE. (Refer to the Antenna section located in the Set-Up Menu.) Incoming Cable from Cable Company NOTE: Certain cable systems offset some channels to reduce interference or have Premium...
  • Page 11: Audio/Video Connection

    Optional Equipment Connection and Operation • To Audio AMP Connect to an an external audio amp auxiliary input for monitoring sound through a stereo system. NOTE: "TO AUDIO AMP" terminals cannot be used for external speakers. Operation - When an audio amp is connected to "TO AUDIO AMP" terminals as shown: 1.
  • Page 12: Locate Of Television Controls

    Locate of Television Controls - 12 - Operation 1. Connect incoming Cable to Cable Box ANT INPUT. 2. Connect a Cable from Cable Box ANT OUTPUT to TV ANT INPUT. Locate of Television Controls Front Panel Illustration 1. Power Button - Press to turn ON or OFF. 2.
  • Page 13: Remote Control

    Remote Control LST-CH (Last Channel) Button Press to switch to the previous channel. Sleep Button Press to turn TV off in 30, 60, or 90 minutes. Cursor Button Press to adjust Audio menus, Video menus, and select operating features when menus are displayed.
  • Page 14: Quick Reference Functional Key Chart

    Using the Remote to Control VCR and Cable Box Functions Quick Reference Functional Key Chart OPERATES Mode Selection Buttons CABLE Standard VCR Control Buttons CABLE Using the Remote to Control VCR and Cable Box Functions Remote Control Illustration Operating the Precoded Function for Your VCR This remote is designed to operate different types of VCRs.
  • Page 15: Operating The Precoded Function For Your Cable Box

    The Remote Control is not designed to control all features that are available in all models. Codes Index For VCRs VCR Brand Code(s) Emerson 00, 01, 10, 16, 23, 33, 37, 40, 43 Funai 09, 22 Hitachi 00, 14, 15 will control the cable box channel. - 15 -...
  • Page 16: Code Index For Cable Boxes

    Special Functions 14, 26 Magnavox 09, 12, 28, Mitsubishi 16, 23, 26, 45 Panasonic 09, 35, 46 15, 22 Sony 06, 07, 08, 09 Toshiba 16, 17, 42 Zenith 07, 08, 12, Code Index For Cable Boxes Cable Box Brand Code(s) G.I.
  • Page 17: Main Menu

    Main Menu Main Menu NOTE: When Auto Power On feature is activated, Timer Icon changes to an Exit Icon. Display and Exit Menus Cursor Button Displayed Cursor Button Displayed Located On Remote Control 1. Press 2. Press CURSOR 3. Press after selecting the desired Icon to access sub menus.
  • Page 18: Video Adjustments

    Video Adjustments Menu Language to SPANISH, FRENCH, and back to ENGLISH. 1. Press 2. Press CURSOR 3. Press to display the Set-Up Menu. 4. Press CURSOR to highlight ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS. 5. Press CURSOR to select ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, or FRANÇAIS. 6.
  • Page 19: Color, Tint, Brightness, Contrast, And Sharpness Adjustments

    Audio Adjustments Color, Tint, Brightness, Contrast, and Sharpness Adjustments 1. Press 2. Press CURSOR 3. Press to display the Video Adjustment Menu. 4. Press CURSOR to select desired Video Adjustments (Color, Tint, Brightness, Contrast, or Sharpness). 5. Press CURSOR to adjust your selection. (The Selected Video Adjustment will be displayed.) 6 Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the remaining Picture Adjustments.
  • Page 20: Lock

    Lock - 20 - 4. Press CURSOR to Stereo, SAP (Second Audio Programming), or MONO. The selected mode will be highlighted. 5. Press twice to exit menus. NOTE: STEREO - Two channel Audio reception. SAP - Second Audio Programming (such as bilingual audio, weather reports, etc.). MONO - Use when stereo signal is weak.
  • Page 21: Video Unlock

    Channel I.D. 6. Press CURSOR after entering 3-digit code. "Video Locked" will display On Screen. VIDEO LOCKED Video Lock Activated Video Unlock To unlock the Video Lock feature, repeat steps 1 through 3. Enter the same 3-digit code previously used in step 5 with Remote Control Keypad. VIDEO UNLOCKED LOCK ACTIVATED ENTER CODE TO CHANGE SETTINGS...
  • Page 22: Timer Features

    Timer Features number when changing channels or pressing RECALL. 1. Press 2. Press CURSOR 3. Press to display the Channel I.D. Menu. 4. Press CURSOR , or use the Remote Control Keypad to enter the channel number you wish to assign a Channel Identifier. 5.
  • Page 23: Program Timer

    Program Timer NOTE: This feature will be disable when Auto Power On is activated. 1. Press 2. Press CURSOR 3. Press to display the Timer Control Menu. 4. Press CURSOR to select NO, 30, 60, or 90 minutes (Sleep Timer will be activated). 5.
  • Page 24 Program Timer 4. Press CURSOR to highlight ON (time). 5. Press CURSOR repeatedly to set hours (set AM or PM accordingly). 6. Press CURSOR to highlight the minutes position. 7. Press CURSOR repeatedly to set minutes. 8. Press CURSOR to highlight OFF (time). 9.
  • Page 25: Set-Up Features

    Set-Up Features 13. Press CURSOR to select: • NO - not activated • ONE DAY - activated • DAILY - activated 14. Press twice to exit menus. NOTE: To deactivate Program Timer select NO in step 13. NOTE: If the Program Timer "ON" functions while the set is operating, the set will automatically tune to the channel designated in the Timer Program.
  • Page 26: Antenna (Ant)

    Set-Up Features 7. Press twice to exit menus. Antenna (Ant) The proper Input mode must be selected for the type of signal at the antenna input. • TV mode is used when the television is not connected to a cable TV system, for example when using a VHF/UHF antenna (channels 01-125).
  • Page 27: Channel Memory

    Set-Up Features 4. Press CURSOR to highlight AUTO PROG. 5. Press CURSOR to start Auto Programming. Channels will automatically advance until all channels have been scanned. NOTE: This feature will be disabled when Video Lock is activated. 6. Press twice after completion of Auto Programming to exit menus. NOTE: Channel numbers with signal present will turn blue which indicates stored in Channel Scan Memory.
  • Page 28: Auto Power On

    Set-Up Features 6. Press CURSOR or the Remote Keypad "0 through 9" buttons to select channels. 7. Press CURSOR to add channel(s) to memory (Blue). Press CURSOR channel(s) to memory (Yellow). 8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to continue adding or deleting channels. 9.
  • Page 29: Useful Information

    USEFUL INFORMATION The viewer may display closed caption by pressing again to delete. 1. Press 2. Press CURSOR 3. Press to display the Set-Up Menu. 4. Press CURSOR to highlight AUTO POWER ON. 5. Press CURSOR to select OFF, C1, or C2. 6.
  • Page 30: Specifications

    CABLE (Hyper Band) 28 CABLE (Ultra Band) TOTAL CHANNELS HITACHI SERVICE HOTLINE To locate an authorized HITACHI service facility in the continental U.S.A. and Canada, DIAL TOLL FREE 7 days a week, 24 hours a day - TV SPEAKERS SWITCH (IF APPLICABLE)
  • Page 31: Back Cover

    Back Cover 800 HITACHI (1-800-448-2244) Please contact one of the Hitachi offices below should you have any questions regarding service, operation or technical assistance. MONTREAL TORONTO 9425 Trans Canada 6740 Campobello Road 20800 Westminster Hwy., Unit 1103 Saint-Laurent, Quebec Mississauga, Ontario...

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