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LCD REAR PROJECTION
TELEVISION
Operating Guide for
50VG825, 55VG825, 60VG825
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS....................................................................................... 2-3
FIRST TIME USE ....................................................................................................................... 4-20
THE REMOTE CONTROL ........................................................................................................ 21-38
ON-SCREEN DISPLAY ............................................................................................................ 39-88
LAMP REPLACEMENT .............................................................................................................88-91
USEFUL INFORMATION.......................................................................................................... 92-97
LICENSE AGREEMENT..................................................................................................................98
APPENDIXES ..........................................................................................................................99-100
INDEX ...........................................................................................................................................101
As an Energy Star
®
Partner,
Hitachi, Ltd. has determined
that this product meets the
Energy Star
®
guidelines for
energy efficiency.

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    LCD REAR PROJECTION TELEVISION Operating Guide for 50VG825, 55VG825, 60VG825 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS... 2-3 FIRST TIME USE ... 4-20 THE REMOTE CONTROL ... 21-38 ON-SCREEN DISPLAY ... 39-88 LAMP REPLACEMENT ...88-91 USEFUL INFORMATION... 92-97 LICENSE AGREEMENT...98 APPENDIXES ...99-100 INDEX ...101 As an Energy Star ®...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    HITACHI 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.

  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Caution Adjust only those controls that are covered in the instructions, as improper changes or modifications not expressly approved by HITACHI could void the user’s warranty. Warning • To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.

  • Page 4: First Time Use

    Two “AA” size, 1.5V batteries IR Mouse Cable For U.S. models: For optional accessories, please access our web site at: www.hitachi.us/tv BOTTOM VIEW (Remote Control) Press down and slide back to remove.

  • Page 5

    The sound of moving air from the fan is normal and may be noticeable in very quiet environments. VIEWING The major benefit of the HITACHI LCD Rear PTV 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.

  • Page 6

    Hook-up Cables and Connectors 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.

  • Page 7

    Quick Reference Remote Control Buttons and Functions In addition to controlling all of the functions on your HITACHI LCD Rear Projection TV, the new remote control is designed to operate different types of devices, such as, DVD Players, CBL (Cable Boxes), set-top-boxes, satellite receivers, and VCRs.

  • Page 8: Front Panel Controls

    Front Panel Controls 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. INPUT/EXIT button Press this button to display the input menu, CABLE, AIR, INPUT: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

  • Page 9

    LAMP 3. Your Hitachi LCD Rear Projection Television may appear to be OFF when it is set to input 1 ~ input 5 and the video signal is not received from the input jacks. Please make sure the Blue Power light indicator is not lit (OFF) when you are not watching for long lasting performance.

  • Page 10

    Side Panel Jacks and Connections The side panel jacks are provided as a convenience to allow you to easily connect a camcorder or VCR as shown in the following examples: PHOTO INPUT INPUT 5 S-VIDEO VIDEO L/MONO AUDIO NOTE: 1. Completely insert connection cord plugs when connecting to side panel jacks. If you do not, the played back picture may be abnormal.

  • Page 11: Rear Panel Connections

    Dolby Laboratories. Upgrade Card This card slot is for future software upgrades. Hitachi will notify you if a software upgrade is required for your TV. In order to receive written notification, please complete and return your warranty card.

  • Page 12

    Rear Panel Connections TV AS CENTER (INPUTS 1-4) These jacks are for stereo amplifiers with center signal output capability. This feature allows the TV speakers to be used as a center speaker. The TV must be set as a center channel by selecting TV AS CENTER on the Internal Speakers Settings of the Audio Menu (see page 45).

  • Page 13

    Rear Panel Connections TIPS ON REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS • S-VIDEO, Y-P and HDMI 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. •...

  • Page 14

    Connecting External Audio Sources Match the numbers below to the diagram for speaker placement. The television’s internal speakers will act as center speaker (select AUDIO - INTERNAL SPEAKERS - TV AS CENTER). These FRONT left and right speakers are connected to the FRONT output of a separate audio amplifier.

  • Page 15: Connecting External Video Sources

    Connecting External Video Sources The exact arrangement you use to connect the VCR, camcorder, laserdisc player, DVD player, or HDTV Set Top Box 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 video and audio inputs and outputs.

  • Page 16

    Connecting External Video Sources CONNECTING A COMPOSITE VIDEO AND STEREO AUDIO SOURCE TO INPUT1 – INPUT5 1. Connect the cable from the VIDEO OUT of the VCR or the laserdisc player to the INPUT (VIDEO) jack, as shown on the TV set on the right. 2.

  • Page 17

    Connecting External Video Sources CONNECTING A COMPONENT SOURCE WITH HDMI OR DVI CAPABILITY TO INPUT 1 OR INPUT 2 1. Connect the HDMI or DVI to HDMI connection cable from the output of the HDTV set top box or DVD player to the HDMI input as shown on the TV set on the right.

  • Page 18

    Connecting External Video Sources CONNECTING A COMPONENT SOURCE TO INPUT 3 OR 4: Y-P 1. 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 TV set on the right.

  • Page 19

    Connecting External Video Sources Your HITACHI LCD Rear Projection 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 LCD Rear PTV Remote Control.

  • Page 20

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

  • Page 21: The Remote Control

    The Remote Control In addition to controlling all the functions on your HITACHI LCD Rear Projection 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.

  • Page 22

    How to Use the Remote to Control Your TV POWER button Press this button to turn the TV set on or off when the remote is in TV mode. (See page 21 for instructions on how to set the remote control to TV mode.) MODE Indicator Turns on or blinks to show remote control mode.

  • Page 23

    How to Use the Remote to Control Your TV 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 Use this aspect mode to display conventional (4:3) images.

  • Page 24

    How to Use the Remote to Control Your TV DAY/NIGHT button Press this button to toggle between Day and Night picture mode settings. Select Day for day time viewing with more brightness and contrast to compete with room light. Select Night for night time viewing with less brightness and contrast for a more detailed picture (see page 46 for settings changes).

  • Page 25

    How to Use the Remote to Control Your TV 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 right side panel of the TV. Press the INPUTS button to cycle through the INPUTS selections until the PHOTO INPUT is selected.

  • Page 26

    How to Use the Remote to Control Your ROTATE Select this menu item to rotate selected photos either clockwise (CURSOR PAD 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 27

    How to Use the Remote to Control Your TV LAST CHANNEL (LAST CH) button Press this button to toggle between the current and last channel viewed. VOLUME (VOL) WHEEL, MUTE button Use the VOL WHEEL ( ) until you obtain the desired sound level.

  • Page 28: Picture-in-picture (pip)

    Picture-In-Picture (PIP) Your HITACHI LCD Rear PTV incorporates Two Tuner technology designed for improved viewing enjoyment. This Two Tuner feature allows you to view antenna inputs on both the main picture and sub picture simultaneously, with separate tuning control for each.

  • Page 29

    Picture-in-Picture (PIP) PIP MODE PICTURE-IN-PICTURE Select AIR from the INPUTS menu. Select a channel that has a 1080i signal. To prevent a pattern burn, occasionally move the sub-picture using the CURSOR PAD. Main Picture Sub Picture SPLIT MODE PICTURE-IN-PICTURE Split Mode PIP displays the main picture and sub- picture evenly on the screen.

  • Page 30

    Picture-in-Picture (PIP) PAUSE button If you wish to freeze the sub-picture, press the PAUSE 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 the picture to motion, press the EXIT button.

  • Page 31

    The Remote Control for 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 system of your cable box (refer to pages 37-38 for pre-codes).

  • Page 32

    The Remote Control for Set-Top Box/Satelite 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 system of your set- top-box/satellite systems (refer to pages 37-38 for pre- codes).

  • Page 33

    The Remote Control for 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 system of your DVD player (refer to pages 37-38 for pre-codes).

  • Page 34

    The Remote Control for VCR/PVR Functions Operating the precoded function for your VCR/PVR (Personal Video Recorder). This remote is designed to operate different types of VCRs/PVRs. You must first program the remote to match the remote system of your VCR/PVR (refer to pages 37-38 for pre-codes).

  • Page 35

    The Remote Control for 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 system of your Audio component (refer to pages 37-38 for pre-codes).

  • Page 36

    6. The remote will now control the desired device. 7. Pressing the ENTER (ENT) button will now access the video input (1-5) of the desired device. SETUP EXAMPLE (Hitachi DVD with precode 0573 connected to INPUT 1 of the TV) Select DVD mode by using your SOURCE ACCESS...

  • Page 37: Remote Control Codes

    Sansui ...0000, 0067, 0209, Headquarter ...0046 ...0041, 0479, 1479, 0271 Hewlett Packard ...1972 Sanyo ..0047, 0240, 0104, 0046 Hitachi 0000, 0041, 0042, 0105 Scott ...0184, 0045, 0121, Howard Computers...1972 ...0043, 0210, 0212 Hughes Network Systems 0042 Sears ..0035, 0037, 0047, 0000, iBuy Power ...1972...

  • Page 38

    Panasonic...0000, 0021, 0107 ...0547, 0554 Panther ...0637 Gradiente ...0856 Paragon ...0000 HTS ...0775 Philips ...0305, 0317 Hitachi...0819 Pioneer0023, 0025, 0031, 0153, homecable ...0238 ...0144, 0533, 0877, 1877 Hughes Network Systems 1142, Popular Mechanics ...0400 ..0749, 1749, 1442, 1443, 1444 Pulsar ...0000 Hytek ...0095...

  • Page 39: On-screen Display

    On-Screen Display 1. Press MENU on the remote control to display the different features on your HITACHI LCD Rear Projection TV. 2. Press the CURSOR buttons to navigate and highlight a different feature of the On-Screen Display menu. Press the SELECT button to select.

  • Page 40: Channel Manager

    On-Screen Display Video Picture Mode Select between the two picture modes; Day and Night. Contrast Adjust contrast. Brightness Adjust brightness. Color Adjust color. Tint Adjust tint. Sharpness Adjust sharpness. Color Temperature Set this to High for less intense color with more blue, set to Medium for natural color, set to Standard for standard colors or Black and White for more...

  • Page 41

    Video 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.

  • Page 42

    3:2 pulldown. When Auto Movie Mode is turned ON from the VIDEO menu, your Hitachi LCD Rear Projection Television will activate the circuitry for this special feature to improve video performance when watching film based sources.

  • Page 43

    Video Vertical Position This function allows you to select when aspect style is either 4:3 EXPANDED/ZOOM1/ZOOM2 or 16:9 ZOOM. Vertical position can be changed with these modes. For example, it will be useful for centering the picture area at both the top and bottom of the picture with 480i/480P signal. Adjustable range is -10 (video center is toward bottom of screen) to +10 (video center is toward top of screen).

  • Page 44

    Sound reproduction quality enhancement system. The BBE technology produces sound that is natural and crisp from just two speakers or the two internal speakers found in your HITACHI television. If your HITACHI television is connected to an external audio system, BBE will also create an incredible crisp sound experience from two speakers.

  • Page 45

    Audio 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 (SA) which may be a secondary language, weather report, etc. The sources received will be displayed at the top left edge of the TV.

  • Page 46

    Audio Use the functions below if your TV is connected to an amplifier/receiver with OPTICAL DIGITAL INPUT with Dolby Digital or PCM decoder capabilities. 1. Use the CURSOR PAD function to be adjusted. 2. Press the CURSOR PAD function. 3. Press EXIT to quit the menu or select AUDIO to return to the main menu.

  • Page 47

    TV Guide On Screen TV Guide On Screen The TV Guide On-Screen system is a built-in feature that provides a channel lineup and program listings in your area. Once the setup process is complete, the program listings are automatically updated several times a day.

  • Page 48

    TV Guide On Screen Screen 4: Do you have a Cable box connected? Use the CURSOR PAD choice, then press the SELECT button to continue. If YES: Please see Screen 5. If NO: Please see Screen 12. Screen 5: Which TV input is the Cable box plugged into? AIR/CABLE: Please see Screen 6.

  • Page 49

    TV Guide On Screen Screen 10: The TV Guide On Screen system will test the code of your Cable box. No TV, Cable or remote buttons should be pressed while performing the automatic test. After the testing process is complete, the setup procedure will continue, see screen 11.

  • Page 50

    TV Guide On Screen Screen 16: This screen shows the correct way to setup the VCR with the G-LINK. Please confirm connection (see Page 20). Press the SELECT button to continue. Screen 17: Use the CURSOR PAD VCR brand or choose “Not Listed” if not listed, then press the SELECT button to continue.

  • Page 51

    TV Guide On Screen Screen 22: Congratulations! The TV Guide On Screen system setup is complete. Press the SELECT button to finalize. Screen 23: The last screen gives tips on using the TV Guide On Screen system. Press the SELECT button to exit the Setup.

  • Page 52

    TV Guide On Screen Using the 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 4 main services: •...

  • Page 53

    TV Guide On Screen NAVIGATING THE TV GUIDE ON SCREEN SYSTEM • Press the GUIDE button while watching TV to access the TV Guide On Screen system. The LISTINGS screen will be presented with the current show displayed in the Video Window. •...

  • Page 54

    TV Guide On Screen TV Guide On Screen Icons Icon NAME Progress Bar Info Icon HDTV TV Rating Record Once Record Daily Record Regularly Record Weekly Record Off Record Suspended Remind Once Remind Daily Remind Regularly Remind Weekly Remind Off Remind Suspended Stereo AC3 Dolby Digital...

  • Page 55

    TV Guide On Screen Four (4) Services: • LISTINGS • SEARCH • SCHEDULE • SETUP NOTE: Recording to a VCR is available in the LISTINGS, SEARCH and SCHEDULE services. LISTINGS: The LISTINGS service screen is always the first service displayed when accessing the TV Guide On Screen system.

  • Page 56

    TV Guide On Screen SEARCH: The SEARCH service screen allows you to find programs by the following: • Keyword • Alphabetical • Category • HDTV • Movies • Sports • Children • Educational • News • Variety • Series Press the INFO button while the SEARCH service is highlighted on the Service Bar to display a Help screen.

  • Page 57

    TV Guide On Screen Example: Keyword Search The Keyword search allows you to enter a word or words to find a program title that matches. 1. From the Search Screen, use the CURSOR PAD to highlight KEYWORD, and then press the SELECT button.

  • Page 58

    TV Guide On Screen SCHEDULE: The SCHEDULE Service screen allows you to review, edit and delete Record and Remind events. Press the INFO button while the SCHEDULE Service is highlighted on the Service Bar to display a Help screen. Use the CURSOR PAD to highlight an event, and then press the MENU button to display the applicable Schedule Options Panel Menu options.

  • Page 59

    TV Guide On Screen • Use Manual Recording: 1. From the SERVICE bar, use the CURSOR PAD to highlight the SCHEDULE. Press the MENU button to display the Schedule Options Panel Menu. 2. Use the CURSOR PAD to highlight New Manual Recording, and then press the SELECT button to access the Record Options Panel Menu.

  • Page 60

    TV Guide On Screen How to set a reminder: • Set from the Panel Menu 1. Use the CURSOR PAD to highlight a program and press the MENU button to access the Episode Options Panel Menu. 2. Use the CURSOR PAD to highlight SET REMINDER and press the SELECT button to access the Remind Options Panel Menu.

  • Page 61

    TV Guide On Screen Reminder Notification Banner Depending on your option settings, a notification banner will appear at the scheduled reminder time. Press the SELECT button to hide the Reminder banner, or, if more than one reminder appears, use the CURSOR PAD to highlight a program.

  • Page 62

    TV Guide On Screen CHANGE SYSTEM SETTINGS: Use this option if you want to change something after completing initial TV Guide On Screen system setup. 1. From the SETUP screen, use the CURSOR PAD to highlight Change system settings, and then press the SELECT button to reconfirm your settings.

  • Page 63

    TV Guide On Screen CHANGE DEFAULT OPTIONS: Use this option to change default settings: • General Defaults • Record Defaults • Remind Defaults • IR Defaults GENERAL DEFAULT OPTIONS 1. From the SETUP screen, use the CURSOR PAD to highlight Change Default Options and then press the SELECT button 2.

  • Page 64

    TV Guide On Screen 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 65

    Channel Manager Channel Manager Select CHANNEL MANAGER to set your Antenna options, run Auto Channel Scan, Check Signal Meter and Set Channel List. 1. Use the CURSOR PAD to highlight the function to be adjusted. 2. Press the SELECT button or CURSOR PAD select.

  • Page 66

    Channel Manager Auto Channel Scan This feature will automatically store active TV channels in Auto Channel Scan memory. 1. Use the CURSOR PAD or AIR. 2. Press the CURSOR PAD START or RESET option. 3. Press the SELECT button to select. NOTE: 1.

  • Page 67

    Locks 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 68

    Locks Rear Panel Jacks Movie Ratings Use Movie Ratings to prevent viewing of any movie that you feel may be inappropriate due to its content. 1. Use the CURSOR PAD MOVIE RATING category that you want to block. 2. Press SELECT to block the MOVIE RATING that you have selected.

  • Page 69

    Locks TV Ratings Use TV RATINGS to prevent the viewing of any TV program that you feel may be inappropriate due to its content. 1. Use the CURSOR PAD to select the TV RATING category that you want to block. 2.

  • Page 70

    Locks Canadian Ratings (Eng) Use CANADIAN RATINGS (ENG) to block any type of movie and television program in Canada that you feel might be inappropriate in its content. 1. Use the CURSOR PAD CANADIAN RATINGS (ENG) category that you want to block. 2.

  • Page 71

    Locks 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. 1. Use the CURSOR PAD to select the CANADIAN RATINGS (FRN) category that you want to block.

  • Page 72

    Timers Timers Select TIMERS to set your Clock, Sleep Timer, Event Timer and Day/Night Timer Recordings. 1. Use the CURSOR PAD function to be adjusted. 2. Press the SELECT button or CURSOR PAD select. Set The Clock The Clock must be adjusted before you can use the SET EVENT TIMER or DAY/NIGHT TIMER feature.

  • Page 73

    Timers Set Sleep Timer Select this feature to set your SLEEP TIMER from 30 minutes to 3 hours (30 minute increments). 1. 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 DAY/NIGHT PICTURE MODE automatically.

  • Page 74

    Setup Setup Select SETUP when setting your TV up for the first time. 1. Use the CURSOR PAD function to be adjusted. 2. Press the SELECT button or CURSOR PAD select. Menu Preference This feature will allow you to select any one of three different languages for all on-screen displays.

  • Page 75

    Setup Lamp Power Control Use this feature to have the TV turned OFF automatically when a video signal is not detected for 15 minutes. 1. Press the CURSOR PAD to highlight Yes or NOTE: Your new HDTV has a built-in Automatic Power Saving feature that shuts Off the TV if a video signal is not detected within 15 minutes.

  • Page 76

    Set AV Net Use this feature to control your external Audio/Video equipment using your HITACHI LCD Rear PTV Remote Control. The IR Mouse cable must be properly connected for the AV NET feature to work.

  • Page 77

    Please choose the Brand Name of your A/V Receiver. If you can not find the Brand Name, please choose “Other” and proceed to the Learning mode by pushing the Learning Mode Button. Brand Name Hitachi (1/54) Learning Mode Back Move Change Brand Name...

  • Page 78

    “ Yes “ then press the SELECT button to continue. Selecting “ No “ will bypass the Source labeling. AV Net Setup Wizard : A/V Receiver Setup Brand Name Hitachi (44/54) IR Code Set (3/12) TV Input Not Connected...

  • Page 79

    12. Use the CURSOR PAD highlight NEXT, then press the SELECT button to move on to the next SETUP screen. AV Net Setup Wizard : Device Settings DVD Settings Brand Name Hitachi (31/77) IR Code Set (1/5) Transmission Test Test Button...

  • Page 80

    Setup Use the CURSOR PAD “Other” from brand name choices. Use the CURSOR PAD “Learning Mode” then press the SELECT button. AV Net Setup Wizard : A/V Receiver Setup Please choose the Brand Name of your A/V Receiver. If you can not find the Brand Name, please choose “Other”...

  • Page 81

    Setup 16. Use the CURSOR PAD to select the A/V Receiver Source if you have connected the Monitor Out and Optical Out to the A/V Receiver. Select “Not Connected” if not used. 17. Use the CURSOR PAD highlight NEXT, then press the SELECT button to move on to the next step.

  • Page 82

    Setup Use the CURSOR PAD device you wish to learn. (Example: DVD 3) Select NEXT to continue. AV Net Setup Wizard : Custom Settings Custom settings Please choose the device you wish to learn. Custom Device DVD3 Back Move Select Select the DVD 3 softkey to learn.

  • Page 83

    Setup 19. Continue with the normal procedures to setup TV Input, Monitor Out, Optical Out and the labeling of the source buttons. 20. Select “YES” to setup another device or select “No thanks, I’m done” to exit the AV NET setup.

  • Page 84

    Setup 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 1. Use the CURSOR PAD and select the function to change.

  • Page 85

    Setup Set Monitor Out 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. TV Tuner Out: Select TV TUNER OUT to output the audio and video signals of the last watched Antenna...

  • Page 86

    Setup MONITOR: Available Monitor Out Signals Input Mode Digital No Macrovision S-Video (Air or Channel Macrovision S-Video Cable) Analog Channel Video Input 1 HDMI_1 S-Video_1 Video_1 Input 2 S-Video_2 Video_2 Input 3 Y-PbPr_3 Video_3 Input4 Y-PbPr_4 Video_4 Input5 S-Video_5 Video_5 TV TUNER OUT: Available Monitor Out Signals Input Mode Digital No Macrovision S-Video...

  • Page 87

    (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 complete and return the warranty card.

  • Page 88: Lamp Replacement

    30-45 minutes. If “LAMP” indicator is still lit, please contact your authorized service center (see page 97). NOTES: • Contact your Hitachi dealer for a new lamp unit. Using other lamps may cause damage to the TV Set. MODEL# LAMP TYPE...

  • Page 89

    Lamp Replacement Lamp Replacement Turn off the main power switch and unplug the power cord. CAUTION: The lamp is very hot and may cause fire or severe burns. Wait at least 30~45 minutes to allow the lamp to cool before proceeding with lamp removal. Locate the Lamp Compartment on the left side of the LCD TV.

  • Page 90

    Lamp Replacement Remove the screw securing the lamp cover with a Phillips head screw driver as shown. Remove the lamp cover. PHILLIPS HEAD SCREW DRIVER CAUTION: The lamp is very hot and may cause fire or severe burns. Wait at least 30~45 minutes to allow the lamp to cool before proceeding with lamp removal.

  • Page 91: Lamp Replacement

    For product recycling and disposal information, contact your local government agency or eRecycle.org (in California), the Electronic Industries Alliance at www.eiae.org (in the US) or Electronic Product Stewardship Canada atwww.epsc.ca (in Canada). For more information, call “1-800-Hitachi”. LAMP COMPARTMENT 120V...

  • Page 92: Useful Information

    TROUBLESHOOTING HITACHI LCD Rear Projection Television incorporates advanced power surge protection technology designed to protect against component or circuit damage due to external or internal voltage power surges. IF YOUR TELEVISION SHOULD APPEAR TO HAVE A LOSS OF POWER, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE: 1.

  • Page 93

    TV Guide On Screen TV Guide On-Screen System Frequently Asked Questions My Guide listings disappeared after a power failure. You should begin to receive listings again within 24 hours. Some channel numbers in the Guide are incorrect. You can correct them using Change Channel Display under Setup.

  • Page 94

    TV Guide On Screen What do the frequencies for Record and Remind mean? • Once—records/reminds the show one time • Daily (manual only)—records/reminds the time, channel, and input combination Monday through Friday • Regularly— records/reminds for the channel/time combination on any day of the week, on the same channel •...

  • Page 95: Reception Problems

    Reception Problems 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. One is the direct path and the other is reflected from tall buildings, hills or some other objects.

  • Page 96

    Audio (Fixed) ...470mVrms, 1k Ohm • S-Video Luminance (Y) ...1.0Vp-p, 75 Ohm Chrominance (C) ...0.286Vp-p, 75 Ohm • Optical Out (Digital Audio) ...1 optical connector DIMENSIONS: 50VG825 55VG825 Height (in.) 28 11/16 31 1/8 (mm) 728.0 790.0 Width (in.) 55 3/8...

  • Page 97

    (1-800-448-2244) HITACHI AMERICA, LTD. 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.

  • Page 98: License Agreement

    IMPORTANT – READ CAREFULLY: This End User License Agreement for HITACHI DTV Software (this “Agreement”) is a legal agreement between you (“you” or “your”), in your capacity as the owner of a HITACHI brand digital television (the “DTV”), and HITACHI America, Ltd., Home Electronics Division ("HITACHI").

  • Page 99

    Appendixes Appendix A: IMAGE INPUT INPUT TYPE FORMAT Air or Cable NTSC (Analog Channels) Inputs 1 & 2 HDMI 480i/480p Inputs 1-5 S-Video NTSC Video Inputs 3 & 4 Y-P b P r 480i/480p S-Video = Not available in Input 3 and 4 Appendix B: IMAGE INPUT INPUT...

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    Appendixes Appendix E After the CableCARD has been successfully installed, a CableCARD Information menu appears in the SETUP menu of the On-Screen Display. Follow the instructions below to access the CableCARD Information menu. 1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to access the Main Menu screen.

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    Index Accessories ...4 Antennas (Connecting) ...6 Aspect Ratio...23 Audio Languages ...46 Dolby Digital ...46 DRC (Dynamic Range Compression) ...46 SRS...44 BBE...44 Audio Settings ...44 Audio Source...45 Auto Noise Cancel ...45 AV NET...19, 76-83 Balance...44 Bass...44 Black Enhancement ...42 Brightness ...41 CableCARD ...12 Channel Manager ...65 Auto Channel Scan...66...

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