SOLID STATE COLOR TV OPERATING GUIDE 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 SAFEGUARDS" notice before turning on your TV set for the first time.
THE GENIUS REMOTE CONTROL (CLU-681GJ without P-in-P) (MODEL 27AX3B)... 18 REMOTE CONTROL CLU-264 (MODEL 27AX0B)... 19 HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR T.V..20 -SET UP- FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AX0B)... 23 -PICTURE- FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AX0B) ... 30 -SOUND- FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AX0B) ... 31 PICTURE-IN-PICTURE FUNCTIONS (27AX4B ONLY) ...
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS Follow all warnings and instructions marked on TV set. CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage"...
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS WARNING: POWER SOURCE: This TV set operates only on AC 120 volts 60 Hz. To prevent fire or shock hazard, connect this TV set to 120V AC 60Hz (house current) ONLY. Never connect the TV to 50 Hz or DIRECT CURRENT POWER SOURCES. This TV set is equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other).
Please read it carefully and apply the knowledge you obtain from it to the proper operation of your HITACHI television receiver. Please fill out your warranty registration card at once and mail it to HITACHI. This will enable HITACHI to notify you promptly in the improbable event that a safety problem should be discovered in your model of product.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 4 Do not allow anything to rest on or roll over the power cord, and do not place the TV where the power cord is subject to traffic or abuse. This may result in a shock or fire hazard. 5 Do not attempt to service this television set yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 11-2 An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn. PROTECTION AND LOCATION OF YOUR SET 12 Do not use this television set near water... for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 16-1 If an outside antenna is connected to the television set, be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built up static charges, Section 810 of the National Electrical Code, NFPA No. 70-1975, provides information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding electrode, and...
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 17 An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electrical lights or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS IF THIS SET DOES NOT OPERATE PROPERLY 22 If you are unable to restore normal operation by following the detailed procedure in your operating instructions, do not attempt any further adjustment. Unplug the set and call your dealer or service technician. 23 Whenever the television set is damaged or fails, or a distinct change in performance indicates a need for service, unplug the set and have it checked by a professional service technician.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TV SET BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TV SET ANTENNA CONNECTIONS These sets are equipped with one VHF/UHF terminal can be used for normal TV, cable TV (CATV), a TV game, etc. 1. VHF (75 ohm) antenna/CATV When using a 75 ohm coaxial cable system, disconnect the VHF adaptor from the VHF 75 ohm receptacle and connect the outdoor antenna or CATV cable to a VHF 75 ohm receptacle 2.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TV SET 1. If an outdoor antenna/CATV is to be used, disconnect the indoor antenna. Do not leave both the indoor and outdoor antennas/ CATV connected at the same time, since ghosting and poor reception may result. 2.
LOCATION OF CONTROLS LOCATION OF CONTROLS Details are described on the page shown by the number attached to the part name (example: ). Front view illustration Rear view illustration NOTE: For 27AX0B (S-in Video not available.)
FRONT PANEL JACKS AND CONNECTIONS FRONT PANEL JACKS AND CONNECTIONS • The front panel jacks are provided as a convenience to allow you to easily connect a camcorder or VCR as shown in the following examples. Front panel connections illustration NOTE: •...
HOW TO SELECT CHANNELS HOW TO SELECT CHANNELS TURNING THE SET ON - POWER BUTTON Push the POWER BUTTON to turn the set ON. (To turn the set OFF, push the POWER BUTTON again.) VOLUME CONTROL - VOLUME CONTROL Push the right side ( the left side ( : DOWN ) of the VOLUME BUTTON to make the sound softer.
PICTURE CAUTIONS PICTURE CAUTIONS When using TV games, computers and similar products with your TV, keep the CONTRAST and BRIGHTNESS functions at low settings. If a fixed (non-moving) pattern is left on the screen for long periods of time at a high CONTRAST or BRIGHTNESS setting, the image can be permanently imprinted onto the screen.
THE GENIUS REMOTE CONTROL (CLU-692GR with P-in-P) (MODEL 27AX4B) THE GENIUS REMOTE CONTROL (CLU-692GR with P-in-P) (MODEL 27AX4B) In addition to controlling all the functions on your Hitachi Color TV, the new Genius Remote control is designed to operate different types of VCR's (also abbreviated VTR) and different types of CATV converters (cable boxes) with one touch.
THE GENIUS REMOTE CONTROL (CLU-681GJ without P-in-P) (MODEL 27AX3B) THE GENIUS REMOTE CONTROL (CLU-681GJ without P-in-P) (MODEL 27AX3B) In addition to controlling all the functions on your Hitachi Color TV, the new Genius Remote control is designed to operate different types of VCR's (also abbreviated VTR) and different types of CATV converters (cable boxes) with one touch.
REMOTE CONTROL CLU-264 (MODEL 27AX0B) REMOTE CONTROL CLU-264 (MODEL 27AX0B) This remote control transmitter operates only on TV functions. To operate your TV, read the description for each remote control button beginning on page 13. Remote control Illustration TV EXCLUSIVE BUTTONS These will always control the TV.
HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR T.V. HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR T.V. Remote control illustration POWER button Press this button to turn the TV set on or off. RECALL button When you want to check the channel being received, or if it has a stereo (ST) or second audio (SA) program, press the "RECALL"...
HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR T.V. CHANNEL SELECTOR buttons Enter two or three numbers to select channels. Enter a "0" first for channels 1 to 9. Use the "100" button for channels 100 and higher. Channel selection may also be performed by pressing channel up ( NOTE: THE TV MAY NOT RECEIVE SOME CHANNELS IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE CORRECT AIR/CABLE MODE.
HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR T.V. The word "MUTE" will not be displayed if the CLOSED CAPTION feature is on. LAST CHANNEL (LST-CH) button Use this button to select between the last two channels viewed. (Good for watching two sporting events, etc.) PICTURE-IN-PICTURE buttons (For Model 27AX4B only) See separate section on pages 27, 28 for a description.
-SET UP- FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AX0B) -SET UP- FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AX0B) 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.
-SET UP- FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AX0B) Use the CURSOR UP or DOWN to highlight the function to change, press ENTER to change the function, and press MENU to exit. NOTE: The word MUTE will not be displayed if the DISPLAY is ON. If you do not have sound, make sure MUTE is not set.
-SET UP- FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AX0B) AIR/CABLE- select to CATV2. • 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 ( ) or DOWN ( ) buttons.
-SET UP- FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AX0B) Press the CURSOR Press the CURSOR Press CHANNEL Press MENU to exit. The (*) represents a blank space. Select CANCEL to erase a CHANNEL CAPTION. • 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).
-SET UP- FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AX0B) Press the CURSOR (one time only) or MODE: DAILY (TV will turn on at the same time every day). Press the number buttons to select the CHANNEL the TV will tune to when the TV automatically turns on.
-SET UP- FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AX0B) The asterisk (*) represents a blank space. When finished with your message press ENTER. Press the CURSOR and ENTER buttons to set the functions shown in the same way as you set the OFF TIMER.
-SET UP- FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AX0B) If you forget your key number, use the factory code 777 to erase your key number. This will reset the key number back to the factory preset 000. • VOLUME CORRECTION Use this function to reduce the volume level of up to four TV channels that sound loud compared to other TV channels.
-PICTURE- FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AX0B) -PICTURE- FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AX0B) 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.
-SOUND- FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AX0B) -SOUND- FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AX0B) Press MENU, 3, ENTER to display the -SOUND- functions. SOUND PROGRAM is for your preferred settings - balance, bass and treble. SOUND PROGRAM is used to improve the sound quality.
-SOUND- FUNCTIONS (27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AX0B) will allow you to select STEREO (a stere broadcast), SA (second audio) program which may be a secondary language, weather report, etc., or MONO (monaural sound) used when receiving a weak stereo broadcast. The sources received will be displayed below the channel number. The source you select will be displayed to the left of the channel number.
PICTURE-IN-PICTURE FUNCTIONS (27AX4B ONLY) PICTURE-IN-PICTURE FUNCTIONS (27AX4B ONLY) P IN P BUTTON The Picture-in-Picture feature is convenient when you want to watch more than one program at the same time. You can watch a TV program while viewing a VCR program (TV or tape) and vice versa with this feature.
PICTURE-IN-PICTURE FUNCTIONS (27AX4B ONLY) FREEZE BUTTON: If you wish to freeze the sub-picture, press the "FREEZE" button. This is convenient when trying to write down the address for a mail order company, recording statistics for a sporting event, etc. To return to motion, press the button again. FREEZE BUTTON WITHOUT A SUB-PICTURE: Press this button without a sub-picture to freeze the picture you are currently viewing.
• 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 Genius remote to control your VCR.
• When operating your 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.
USING THE GENIUS REMOTE TO CONTROL CABLE BOX FUNCTIONS (FOR MODELS 27AX4B and 27AX3B) TABLE 1. VCR Precoded remote controls VCR BRAND Press SELECT and this button Canon Citizen Curtis Mathes Dimensia Goldstar Hitachi Instant Replay JC Penny 1/6/9 Kenwood Magnavox Marantz Marta...
USING THE GENIUS REMOTE TO CONTROL CABLE BOX FUNCTIONS (FOR MODELS 27AX4B and 27AX3B) TABLE 2. Cable Box Precoded remote controls CATV Brand Press SELECT and this button General Instrument 0/1/2/3/8 Hamlin Jerrold Pioneer Regal Scientific Atlantic Viewstar Zenith 0/1/2/3/8...
EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS 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. (Fig. 1) NOTE: To prevent damage to the speaker and distorted sound, set the volume control of the audio amplifier lower and adjust the sound level using the volume control on the remote transmitter of the TV set.
CONNECTING 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.
CONNECTING EXTERNAL VIDEO SOURCES CONNECTING STEREO VCR or STEREO VIDEO DISC PLAYER Connect the cable from the VIDEO OUT of the VCR or the Video Disc Player to the "INPUT (VIDEO)" jack on the TV set. (Fig. 1) Connect the cable from the AUDIO OUT "R" of the VCR or the Video Disc Player to the "INPUT (AUDIO/R)"...
United States. For Alaska and Hawaii, please contact the nearest Hitachi Regional Office. CAUTION: The television stands Model SP291G and Model SP292B are designed for use only with Hitachi TV Models 27AX4B, 27AX3B, 27AX0B. Use with other television equipment may result in instability, causing possible injury. TRANSMITTER BATTERY INSTALLATION AND REPLACEMENT Open the battery cover of the Remote transmitter by pushing the notched part of the cover with your finger.
TROUBLESHOOTING TROUBLESHOOTING RECEPTION PROBLEMS (EXTERNAL TO THE TV) • 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.
TROUBLESHOOTING Troubleshooting chart...
SPECIFICATIONS 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) •...
SPECIFICATIONS • Height (in.) 22 7/8 • Width (in.) 27 1/16 • Depth (in.) 20 3/16 • Weight (lbs.) 89.0 NOTE: Due to improvements, specifications in this operating guide are subject to change without notice. 22 7/8 22 7/8 27 1/16 27 1/16 20 3/16 20 3/16...
1-800-448-2244 Hitachi Home Electronics (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. Each facility will provide you with convenient and expedient assistance.