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Hitachi 27CX0B Operating Manual

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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
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HITACHI
SOLID STATE COLOR TV
27CX0B
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.
This television receiver will display television closed captioning (
accordance with paragraph 15.119 of the FCC rules.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS .................................................................................................................. 2
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TV SET ................................................................................................. 10
ANTENNA CONNECTIONS ............................................................................................................. 10
LOCATION OF CONTROLS .................................................................................................................. 12
HOW TO SELECT CHANNELS ............................................................................................................. 12
PICTURE CAUTIONS ............................................................................................................................. 13
THE GENIUS REMOTE CONTROL (CLU-681GR).............................................................................. 13
HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR T.V. ................................................................. 14
-SET UP- FUNCTIONS............................................................................................................................ 17
-PICTURE- FUNCTIONS ........................................................................................................................ 24
-SOUND- FUNCTIONS ........................................................................................................................... 25
USING THE GENIUS REMOTE TO CONTROL VCR FUNCTIONS.................................................. 27
USING THE GENIUS REMOTE TO CONTROL CABLE BOX FUNCTIONS.................................... 28
TABLE 1. VCR Precoded remote controls ..................................................................................... 29
TABLE 2. Cable Box Precoded remote controls ........................................................................... 30
EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS................................................................................................................. 30
CONNECTING EXTERNAL AUDIO AMPLIFIER.......................................................................... 30
CONNECTING EXTERNAL VIDEO SOURCES .................................................................................. 31
CONNECTING MONAURAL AUDIO VCR or VIDEO DISC PLAYER ....................................... 31
CONNECTING STEREO VCR or STEREO VIDEO DISC PLAYER ......................................... 32
ACCESSORIES PART NUMBERS......................................................................................................... 33
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................................................................ 34
RECEPTION PROBLEMS (EXTERNAL TO THE TV) ................................................................. 34
CHECK HERE BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE..................................................................... 35
SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................................................... 36
HITACHI SERVICE HOTLINE .............................................................................................................. 38
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    27CX0B 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.

  • Page 2: Important Safeguards

    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"...

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    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).

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    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.

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    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.

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    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 11-1 Do not place this television set on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The television set may fall, causing serious injury to a child or an adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use only with a cart or stand recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the television set.

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    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS Never cover the slots or openings with cloth or other material. Never block the bottom ventilation slots of the set by placing it on a bed, sofa, rug, etc. Never place the set near or over a radiator or heat register. Never place the set in a "built-in"...

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    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 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 set should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label.

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    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS service technician. 24 It is normal for some TV sets to make occasional snapping or popping sounds, particularly when being turned on or off. If the snapping or popping is continuous or frequent, unplug the set and consult your dealer or service technician. FOR SERVICING AND MODIFICATION 25 Do not use attachments not recommended by the television set manufacturer as they may cause hazards.

  • Page 10: Before Operating Your Tv Set

    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.

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    BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TV SET and poor reception may result. 2. Consult your dealer or service store for the ANT. MIXER of VHF adaptor. 3. The special converter (decoder) will be supplied by the cable company.

  • Page 12: Location Of Controls

    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: Completely insert the connection cord plugs when connecting to rear panel jacks. If you do not, the played back picture may be abnormal.

  • Page 13: Picture Cautions

    THE GENIUS REMOTE CONTROL (CLU-681GR) 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. Basic operation buttons are grouped together in one area.

  • Page 14: How To Use The Remote To Control Your T.v

    HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR T.V. Button layout when "TV" is selected. Button layout for "VCR." (Power button turns the VCR on or off.) Button layout for "MENU/CATV." (Power button turns cable box on or off.) See pages 11 and 25.

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    HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR T.V. You can also use the "RECALL" button to quickly clear many of the other on-screen displays. MENU, ENTER, CURSOR buttons All the on-screen display features can be set or adjusted by using these buttons. The "MENU"...

  • Page 16

    HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR T.V. level. To turn the sound on and off instantly to answer the telephone, etc., press the "MUTE" button. Press the "MUTE" button again or press the "VOLUME" up ( ) button to restore the sound.

  • Page 17: Set Up- Functions

    -SET UP- FUNCTIONS -SET UP- FUNCTIONS 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.

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    -SET UP- FUNCTIONS 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.

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    -SET UP- FUNCTIONS If certain CATV channels are poor or not possible in the CATV mode, set the - 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.

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    -SET UP- FUNCTIONS To display this function, press MENU, 1, ENTER, 3, ENTER. 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).

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    -SET UP- FUNCTIONS 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. Press the CURSOR buttons to set the ON TIME.

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    -SET UP- FUNCTIONS 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. Press MENU to start. FIVE beeps will be heard when the AUTOMATIC MESSAGE is displayed.

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    -SET UP- FUNCTIONS 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.

  • Page 24: Picture- Functions

    -PICTURE- FUNCTIONS -PICTURE- FUNCTIONS 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. Press MENU, 2, ENTER to select the PICTURE PROGRAM.

  • Page 25: Sound- Functions

    -SOUND- FUNCTIONS -SOUND- FUNCTIONS 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 PROGRAM You can have two sets of settings, PREFERENCE, or use the factory PRESET settings. Press MENU, 3, ENTER, 1, ENTER to select the SOUND PROGRAM.

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    -SOUND- FUNCTIONS 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. See example below for each selection when both stereo and second audio are received (monaural is always received).

  • Page 27: Using The Genius Remote To Control Vcr Functions

    • 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.

  • Page 28: Using The Genius Remote To Control Cable Box Functions

    • 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.

  • Page 29: Table 1. Vcr Precoded Remote Controls

    USING THE GENIUS REMOTE TO CONTROL CABLE BOX FUNCTIONS 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 Memorex Minolta...

  • Page 30: Table 2. Cable Box Precoded Remote Controls

    EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS 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 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.

  • Page 31: Connecting External Video Sources

    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.

  • Page 32: Connecting Stereo Vcr Or Stereo Video Disc Player

    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)"...

  • Page 33: Accessories Part Numbers

    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 Model 27CX0B. 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.

  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING 3. Do not allow the Remote transmitter to become wet and avoid placing it in areas of high humidity. Don't leave it on or near a heater. Excess heat or moisture may cause the unit to cease operation. 4. If the batteries become exhausted, Remote control operation may become erratic or stop altogether.

  • Page 35: Check Here Before Calling For Service

    TROUBLESHOOTING • SNOW: If your receiver is located in the fringe area of a television station where the signal is weak, your picture may be marred by the appearance of small dots. When the signal is extremely weak, it may be necessary to install a special antenna to improve the picture. •...

  • Page 36: Specifications

    • Audio input impedance...47 kOhm Average input level...470mVrms Maximum input level...940mVrms Outputs: • Video...1.0Vp-p, 75 Ohm • Audio (fixed)...470mVrms, 1 kOhm Dimensions: 27CX0B • Height (in.) 22 7/8 • Width (in.) 27 1/16 • Depth (in.) 20 3/16 • Weight (lbs.) 88.0...

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    SPECIFICATIONS NOTE: Due to improvements, specifications in this operating guide are subject to change without notice.

  • Page 38: Hitachi Service Hotline

    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.

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