Ch. Manager Locks Setup Move Video Audio Aspect Chan. Manager Locks Setup Move 32HDT50 42HDT50 50HDT50 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FIRST TIME USE THE REMOTE CONTROL ON-SCREEN DISPLAY USING THE RGB INPUT OF THE PLASMA TV USEFUL INFORMATION INDEX 4-23 24-40...
HITACHI Plasma Television. Please fill out your warranty card 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 product model.
Continuous on-screen displays such as video games, stock market quotations, computer generated graphics, and other fixed (non- moving) patterns can cause permanent damage to television receivers. Such “SCREEN BURNS” constitute misuse and are NOT COVERED by your HITACHI Factory Warranty. PUBLIC VIEWING OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Public viewing of programs broadcast by TV stations and cable companies, as well as programs from other sources, may require prior authorization from the broadcaster or owner of the video program material.
32” (SPD32 P#H520441) 42” (SPD42 P#H520442) CAUTION: 1. The plasma display wall mount unit WM50 is for use only with Hitachi model 32HDT50, 42HDT50 and 50HDT50. 2. Ceiling mounting is not recommended. Mounting the panel on the ceiling does not provide adequate ventilation for the electronics or proper support for the front glass panel.
HOW TO SETUP YOUR NEW HITACHI PLASMA TELEVISION SPEAKER INSTALLATION 42” Screw the speaker holder to the speakers as shown below. Speaker Holder Screw x2 Speaker Holder Screw x2 Loosen 4 screws (A) (two on the left and two on the right).
HOW TO SETUP YOUR NEW HITACHI PLASMA TELEVISION To take measures to prevent the Plasma Display from tipping over and prevent possible injury it is important to mount the unit in a stable place. Securing to a table-top Using wood screws (two) fasten the set to the clamping screw holes on the rear of the Plasma Display stand as shown below.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR NEW HITACHI PLASMA TELEVISION 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.
Most video/audio connections between components can be made with shielded video and audio cables that have phono connectors. For best performance, video cables should use 75-Ohm coaxial shielded wire. Cables can be purchased from most stores that sell audio/video products. Below are illustrations and names of common connectors. Before purchasing any cables, be sure of the output and input connector types required by the various components and the length of each cable.
FRONT PANEL CONTROLS 32” DISPLAY MONITOR STANDBY (RED) ON (GREEN) MAIN POWER AUDIO VIDEO CONTROL VOL- POWER STANDBY (RED) ON (GREEN) CENTER MENU/SELECT button This button allows you to enter the MENU, making it possible to set TV features to your preference without using the remote. This button also serves as the SELECT button when in MENU mode.
NOTES: 1. Your HITACHI Plasma TV will appear to be turned OFF (lights orange) if there is no video input when VIDEO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or RGB is selected. Check the Power Light to make sure the Display Monitor is turned off or in Stand-by mode (lights red) when not in use.
4. It may be necessary to adjust TINT to obtain optimum picture quality when using the Y-P B P R inputs (See page 44). 5. To ensure no copyright infringement, the MONITOR OUT output will be abnormal, when using the Y-P B P R jacks, RGB and DVI-HDTV inputs. ANALOG INPUT Please use HITACHI specified cable. TO MONITOR L/(MONO) AUDIO...
REAR PANEL JACKS RGB - Analog Input Use this 15-pin D-Sub input for your external devices with RGB output (see page 22). RGB - Audio Input Connect audio for RGB input (if you have mono sound, insert the audio cable into the left audio jack). DVI - HDTV - Digital Input Use this DVI Digital input for your external devices with digital output capability, such as a Set-Top-Box, high band DTV decoders and DVD players with digital content protection (see page 22).
32/42” Core To AC outlet Please use HITACHI specified cable. TruBass SRS and NOTE: The Display Monitor and the AVC Center have their own AC Power. Both AC cords must be completely plugged in to the AVC Center and the display monitor, then plug them in to the AC outlets.
INPUT 1 INPUT 1 AUDIO OUT Back of VCR (INPUT) 3:32 PM YPBPR:1 VID1 Stereo 1080i Format ANALOG INPUT Please use HITACHI specified cable. TO MONITOR L/(MONO) AUDIO AC IN TruBass SRS and symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
AUDIO L/(MONO) L/(MONO) DVI-HDTV AUDIO AUDIO INPUT 2 INPUT 1 INPUT 1 AUDIO OUT Back of OUTPUT ANALOG INPUT Please use HITACHI specified cable. TO MONITOR L/(MONO) AUDIO AC IN TruBass SRS and symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
INPUT 1 INPUT 1 AUDIO OUT DIGITAL OUTPUT Back of D-VHS OUTPUT D-VHS Please use HITACHI specified cable. TO MONITOR AC IN TruBass SRS and symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. Please use HITACHI specified cable. TO MONITOR AC IN TruBass SRS and symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
ANT A Y/VIDEO AUDIO L/(MONO) L/(MONO) DVI-HDTV AUDIO AUDIO INPUT 2 INPUT 1 INPUT 1 AUDIO OUT ANALOG INPUT Please use HITACHI specified cable. TO MONITOR L/(MONO) AUDIO AC IN TruBass SRS and symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
AUDIO OUT Optional, See page 23 S-VIDEO INPUT VCR or other external components Please use HITACHI specified cable. TO MONITOR AC IN TruBass SRS and symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. To Audio Input Terminal of External Amplifier ANALOG INPUT Please use HITACHI specified cable.
CONNECTING AV NETWORK 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.
There are six steps in the setup procedure (DVD setup example below). POWER PV Recorder AV Receiver Move Device Setting INFO HITACHI AV NET SET UP Device Code 0 6 7 2 (Enter code “9999” to uninstall) Video Input No Connection Audio Input...
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DVD Player camcorder, etc. (PROVIDED) CONNECT TO IR BLASTER Rear Panel of Display Monitor (PROVIDED) ANALOG INPUT Please use HITACHI specified cable. TO MONITOR L/(MONO) AUDIO AC IN TruBass SRS and symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. INPUT Stereo System Amplifier...
TIPS ON REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS • S-VIDEO connections are provided for high performance laserdisc players, VCRs etc. that have this feature. Use these connections in place of the standard video connection if your device has this feature. • If your device has only one audio output (mono sound), connect it to the left audio jack on the AVC Center. •...
In addition to controlling all the functions on your HITACHI Plasma TV, the new remote control is designed to operate different types of VCRs, CATV (Cable TV) converters, set-top-box, satellite receiver, DVD players, and other audio/video equipment with one touch. Basic operation keys are grouped together in one area.
HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR PLASMA TV POWER button Press this button to turn the Plasma TV on or off when the remote is in TV mode (see page 24 for instructions on how to set the remote control to TV mode).
CD, PVR, AMP buttons When pressed, each of these buttons will blink to indicate the remote is in Audio mode (see page 39). CHANNEL selector buttons CHANNEL selector buttons are used to select channels, lock access code, etc. Enter one, two, or three numbers to select channels. Enter “0” first for channels 1 to 9, or simply press the single digit channel you wish to tune then wait a few seconds for the TV to tune.
MENU MORE PV Recorder AV Receiver Move Device Setting INFO THUMB STICK HITACHI AV NET WIZARD (Learning) Cable Box THUMB STICK Use this wizard to manually learn Set Top Box or modify your AV NET soft keys. SETUP Custom Move...
AV NET. If all remote button transfers are successful, the user can now control their equipment by using the Plasma TV remote control. HITACHI AV NET WIZARD (Learning) Use this wizard to manually learn or modify your AV NET soft keys.
HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR PLASMA TV ASPECT button Press this button to quickly change the picture format ASPECT ratio. Depending on the input signal, the picture format ratio allows you to adjust the images through the following options. 4:3 Standard Use this aspect mode to display conventional (4:3) images.
(4) RGB (Analog Input) ASPECT DISPLAY MODE. ASPECT MODE AVAILABILITY NOTES: 1. Lack of raster can be seen in RGB (Analog) when a 480p signal is input. 2. AUTO ADJUST function (see page 72) is not available in 720p and 1080i input signal. 3.
HOW TO USE THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR PLASMA TV LAST CHANNEL (LAST CH) button Use this button to select between the last two channels viewed (good for watching two sporting events, etc.). 3:32 PM Ant A 10 Stereo PICTURE-IN-PICTURE buttons See separate section on pages 32~34 for a description.
Your HITACHI Plasma TV incorporates Dual Tuner technology designed for improved viewing enjoyment. This Dual Tuner feature allows you to view antenna inputs on both the main picture and sub-picture simultaneously, with separate tuning control for each. The Dual Tuner can operate with only one input (ANT A only) or two inputs (ANT A and ANT B).
PICTURE-IN-PICTURE (PIP) POP MODE PIP This feature displays a sub-picture outside of the main picture. Press the PIP button a second time to remove the sub-pictures from the screen. PIP MODE PIP This feature is only available with a 1080i input signal (Component and DVI-HDTV). PIP MODE SWAP button (with PIP ON) Press this button to toggle between the Main and Sub picture which is highlighted with a green border around the picture.
FREEZE button (With PIP OFF) Press the FREEZE button to freeze the picture, depending on the PIP mode selected (SPLIT, STROBE, MAIN and SUB). This is convenient when trying to write down the address for a mail order company, recording statistics for a sporting event, etc. To return the picture to motion, press the FREEZE button again.
After replacing the batteries repeat the entire programming procedure as stated above. The MENU button will act as the VCR MENU button for HITACHI VCRs. The LAST CH button will act as your VCR ENTER button if required.
USING THE REMOTE TO CONTROL CABLE BOX FUNCTIONS 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 match the remote command set of your cable box (refer to page 40). Turn ON your cable box.
USING THE REMOTE TO CONTROL SET-TOP-BOX/SATELLITE RECEIVER FUNCTIONS Operating the precoded function for your set-top-box/satellite receiver. This remote is designed to operate different types of set-top-box/satellite systems. You must first program the remote to match the remote command set of your set-top-box/satellite systems (refer to page 40). Turn ON your set-top-box/satellite systems.
USING THE REMOTE TO CONTROL DVD FUNCTIONS Operating the precoded function for your DVD player. This remote is designed to operate different types of DVD players. You must first program the remote to match the remote command set of your DVD player (refer to page 40 for pre-codes). Turn ON your DVD player.
USING YOUR REMOTE TO CONTROL ADDITIONAL AUDIO EQUIPMENT Operating the precoded function for your Audio component. This remote is designed to operate different types of Audio component. You must first program the remote to match the remote com- mand set of your Audio component (refer to page 40 for pre-codes). Turn ON your Audio component you wish to control with the Remote.
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OSD (On-Screen Display) 1. Press MENU on the remote control to display the different features on your HITACHI Plasma TV. 2. Use the THUMB STICK to navigate to a different menu item. 3. Press EXIT on the remote control to quickly exit from a menu.
Picture Mode Contrast Brightness Color Tint Sharpness Video Color Temperature Black Enhancement Contrast Mode Reset Video Settings Color Management Color Decoding Auto Color Noise Reduction Auto Movie Mode Treble Bass Balance SRS TruBass Audio Matrix Surround Audio Source Internal Speakers Auto Noise Cancel Perfect Volume Aspect...
VIDEO Select VIDEO to adjust picture settings and improve picture quality. You can customize each of the Video Inputs to Video your preference to increase viewing performance and pleasure depending upon the video program being viewed. If RESET is selected, only the selected mode will reset to initial conditions. Picture Mode Use this function to choose from automatic picture settings to optimize your TV’s performance.
Video Audio Aspect Chan. Manager Locks Setup Move Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the function to be adjusted. Press down on THUMB STICK to select the function settings. Press the THUMB STICK to adjust the function. Press MENU to return to main menu. Press EXIT to quit menu.
VIDEO This function allows you to Reset the Video Menu Settings of the present input and return it to the Day or Night Reset Video Settings conditions depending on the selected VIDEO mode. Video Picture Mode Contrast Brightness THUMB STICK Color Tint SELECT...
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 the circuitry for this special feature to improve video performance when watching film based sources.
AUDIO Select AUDIO to adjust the TV to your preference and to improve the sound quality. Audio Video Audio Aspect THUMB Chan. Manager STICK Locks Setup Move Press THUMB STICK , to select menu item. Press THUMB STICK to adjust the function. Press EXIT to quit the MENU, or select Audio to return to the main menu.
ASPECT Aspect Mode Use this function to select the Picture Format Aspect Ratio. Auto Aspect Automatically adjust the Aspect Ratio depending on the input signal to fill the screen. Press THUMB STICK , to select menu item. Press down on THUMBSTICK to select. A “ ” in the box indicates that the feature is ON. NOTE: See page 29 for Aspect Mode availability.
CHANNEL MANAGER Chan. Manager Select ANTENNA if you are using an indoor or outdoor antenna. Select Cable if you have cable TV. Chan. Manager Ant. A Ant. B Move Select Chan. Manager Ant. A Channel Source Antenna Cable(1) Auto Channel Scan Channel List Move Select...
This feature will automatically store active TV channels in Auto Channel Scan. This will allow you to skip Auto Channel Scan unused channels when using CHANNEL UP ( ) or DOWN ( ). Chan. Manager Ant. A Channel Source Antenna Cable(1) Auto Channel Scan Channel List...
CHANNEL MANAGER Channel This function allows you to review which channels are labeled (CH ID), which have been added to Channel Memory List (SCAN), and which are protected by LOCK. Chan. Manager Ant. A Channel Source Antenna Cable(1) Auto Channel Scan Channel List Move Select...
This section contains advanced features which will make TV viewing easier and more enjoyable. Use this Channel ID feature to give up to 20 channels a name when ANTENNA signal source is selected and up to 60 chan- nels a name when CATV signal source is selected. Chan.
LOCKS This function will block out the picture and sound of the selected channel or video input. Locks 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 secret code number. The factory preset code is 0000. Use the number buttons to select secret code.
Use MOVIE RATINGS to prevent viewing of any movie that you feel may be inappropriate due to Movie Ratings its content. Locks Change Access Code Engage Lock TV Time Lock THUMB STICK Movie Ratings TV Ratings Canadian Ratings (Eng) Canadian Ratings (Frn) Move Select Use THUMB STICK...
LOCKS Use TV RATINGS to prevent the viewing of any TV program that you feel may be inappropriate TV Ratings due to its content. Locks Change Access Code Engage Lock TV Time Lock THUMB STICK Movie Ratings TV Ratings Canadian Ratings (Eng) Canadian Ratings (Frn) Move Select...
Use Canadian Ratings (Eng) to block various types of movies and television programs used in Canadian Ratings (Eng) Canada that you feel may be inappropriate due to its content. Locks Change Access Code Engage Lock THUMB TV Time Lock STICK Movie Ratings TV Ratings Canadian Ratings (Eng)
LOCKS Use CANADIAN RATINGS (FRN) to block Canadian French programs according to various pro- Canadian Ratings (Frn) gram ratings that you feel may be inappropriate due to its content. Locks Change Access Code Engage Lock THUMB TV Time Lock STICK Movie Ratings TV Ratings Canadian Ratings (Eng)
Setup Select SETUP when setting up your TV for the first time. Use the THUMB STICK the function desired. Video Audio Aspect THUMB Chan. Manager STICK Locks Setup Move Use THUMB STICK to select the sub-menu of your choice. Menu Preference This feature will allow you to select any one of three different languages for all on-screen displays.
SETUP Menu Background This function allows you to choose from two menu backgrounds. THUMB STICK Use THUMB STICK to highlight SET THE MENU BACKGROUND (shaded or solid), and press down on THUMB STICK to select the setting. Press EXIT to quit the menu. Select SOLID and background is visible (no picture can be seen behind menu screen), select SHADED and a light background is visi- ble.
The time must be set before you can Set Event Timer or TV Time Out. Set The Clock Setup Menu Preference Screen Saver Set The Clock Set The Inputs Set The Color System Set Black Side Panel Set Event Timer Set Closed Captions Move Select...
SETUP Set The Inputs Use this feature to give a name to any of the five video inputs. Setup Menu Preference Screen Saver Set The Clock THUMB STICK Set The Inputs Set The Color System Set Black Side Panel Set Event Timer Set Closed Captions Move Select...
Video 2 Auto Link Use this function to automatically turn the TV on and tune to Video 2 when it detects a video signal to input 2. Setup Set The Inputs Video1 Rename List Video2 DVD2 Video3 Video4 CBL2 Video5 Auto Link Auto Remote...
SETUP Set Event Timer This function will automatically turn the Plasma TV on and off, one time only, every day, or once a week. If the clock is not set, you can not use this function and the screen below will appear. The message on the screen will disappear after 3 seconds, then the screen automatically goes to the clock setup mode (see page 60).
Closed Captions are the dialogue, narration, and/or sound effects of a television program or home video Closed Caption which are displayed on the Plasma Television screen. Your local TV program guide denotes these programs Setup Menu Preference Screen Saver Set The Clock Set The Inputs Set The Color System Set Black Side Panel...
OUTPUT AUDIO OUT SET-TOP-BOX D-SUB 15 Pin Audio Cable RGB Cable (Optional) (Optional) ANALOG INPUT Please use HITACHI specified cable. TO MONITOR L/(MONO) AUDIO AC IN TruBass SRS and symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. Horizontal Frequency (kHz) 31.47 31.47...
2. The new setting (horizontal position, vertical position, clock, and phase) of the signal will be stored. The monitor can store up to 13 settings in addition to the 15 pre-set signal timing. Any additional new settings (more than 15) will over-write the first user’s setting, second setting and so on.
RGB ON SCREEN DISPLAY 4. Other signal formats may not be displayed correctly. Use AUTO ADJUST to automatically adjust the horizontal position, vertical posi- tion, clock, and phase. We recommend you use a signal, which has more than 50% of amplitude of white area at each corner of the picture, when performing Auto Adjustment.
1. Press TV/RGB button on the remote control to switch between TV and RGB modes. 2. Press MENU on the remote control to display the different features in RGB MODE. 3. Press the THUMB STICK 4. Press EXIT on the remote control to quickly exit from a menu. buttons to highlight a different feature.
RGB ON SCREEN DISPLAY Contrast Brightness Video Color Temperature Enhancer Reset Real Normal Aspect Full Auto Adjust Horizontal Position Vertical Position Horizontal Clock Clock Phase Setup Reset Input Level Black Side Panel Change the contrast between black and white levels in the picture.
The following adjustments are independent of the TV mode: VIDEO ADJUSTMENTS •Press MENU in RGB mode for on screen display. •Press THUMB STICK •Press SELECT to select the highlighted item. This feature allows you to adjust the contrast in RGB mode. CONTRAST Video Contrast...
RGB ON SCREEN DISPLAY Enhances the picture detail. ENHANCER Video Contrast 100% Brightness Color Temperature High Enhancer Reset Reset Move Select Set CONTRAST, BRIGHTNESS, COLOR TEMPERATURE, and ENHANCER to factory RESET preset condition. Video Contrast 100% Brightness Color Temperature High Enhancer Reset Reset...
HORIZONTAL POSITION, VERTICAL POSITION, HORIZONTAL CLOCK and CLOCK PHASE AUTO ADJUST for current RGB format are adjusted automatically. Video Auto Adjust Adjust Horizontal Position Vertical Position Horizontal Clock Clock Phase Reset Reset 0.7V Input Level Black Side Panel Move Select NOTE: •...
RGB ON SCREEN DISPLAY Adjusts the pixel clock frequency to reduce the vertical stripe. HORIZONTAL CLOCK Video Adjust Auto Adjust Horizontal Position Vertical Position Horizontal Clock Clock Phase Reset Reset 0.7V Input Level Black Side Panel Move Select NOTE: Due to varying signal content, you may see vertical or horizontal lines bend occasionally in RGB mode. However, this phenomenon is not a defect.
RGB ASPECT DISPLAY MODE. ASPECT MODE AVAILABILITY NOTES: 1. Lack of raster can be seen in RGB when a 480p signal is input. 2. AUTO ADJUST function (see page 72) is not available in 720p, 1080i, and 480p input signal. 3.
CARE OF YOUR HITACHI PLASMA DISPLAY AND YOUR REMOTE CONTROL Dust the screen and frame with a cleaning cloth from the accessories pack. Clean the screen and frame with a soft cloth moistened in warm water and dry with a soft cloth. A mild soap may be used if the screen is extremely dirty.
• The display image appears • Adjust the horizontal clock and clock phase. scrolling diagonal. • Text displayed across the screen appears vertically streaked, with the characters in vertical columns blurred. • Text displayed across the • Adjust the clock phase for the clearest screen appears blurred.
USEFUL INFO SYMPTOMS No Picture, no sound Sound OK, picture poor Picture OK, sound poor Picture blurred Lines or streaks in picture Poor reception on some channels Picture rolls vertically No color Poor color...
This Plasma Television complies with VESA DDC2B specifications, Plug & Play is a system with computer, peripherals (including monitors) and operating sys- tem. It works when the monitor is connected to a DDC ready computer that is running an operating system software that is capable for the plug & play. When a Plug and Play PC is powered on, it sends a command to the Monitor requesting identification.
Modifications The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are not express- ly approved by Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc. may void the user’s warranty. Cables Connections to this device must be made with shielded cables with metallic RFI/EMI connector hoods to maintain com- pliance with FCC Rules and Regulations.
All specifications, weights, and dimensions are subject to change without prior notice. Please access www.hitachi.com/tv for detailed specifications and dimen- sions for custom installations. UltraVision Digital is a registered trademark of Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc. TruBass and the SRS ®...
Home Electronics Division 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.
Hitachi Canada, LTD. Digital Media Division Should you have any questions regarding warranty, service, operation, or technical assistance, please contact: Monday - Friday EST 9:00am - 7:00pm Look for your French Manual on the outside of the box. If the manual is missing, call for a copy.
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