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Hitachi L26D204 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 54H0321A_eng.indd 1 54H0321A_eng.indd 1 5/4/10 3:43:22 PM 5/4/10 3:43:22 PM...
  • Page 2 ENGLISH 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. WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF FIRE, KEEP CANDLES OR OPEN FLAMES AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT AT ALL TIMES.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  • Page 4 LCD television and call your authorized dealer or service center. 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. Declaration of Conformity This device compiles with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 5: Child Safety Notice

    54H0321A_eng.indd 5 54H0321A_eng.indd 5 CHILD SAFETY NOTICE 5/4/10 3:44:02 PM 5/4/10 3:44:02 PM...
  • Page 6: Safety Precautions

    If the unit is to be mounted on a cabinet smaller than length of the unit, it could result in an unstable location and the unit may tumble over, making a risk of personal, possibly fatal injury. Also, this would damage the product seriously. Accordingly, Hitachi accepts no responsibility or liability for any injuries or property damage resulting from the improper installation.
  • Page 7: Features

    LCD color TV With DVD/CD player Unique space saving design combines a 26” class LCD color TV and a DVD/CD player. A DVD disc has much more capacity, but is the same size as an audio CD disc. The Picture/Audio quality of a DVD is very good. The audio quality is higher than an audio CD.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before using your unit IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...3 CHILD SAFETY NOTICE ...5 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ...6 IMPORTANT NOTICE ...6 Features ...7 Contents ...8 Disc...9 Location of controls ...10 Remote control ...11 Power source ...12 Antenna connections ...13 Cable TV connections ...14 TV operation Starting setup ...15 TV operation ...15...
  • Page 9: Disc

    Playable discs Disc type and logo mark DVD Video CD-DA The following discs are also available. • DVD-R/RW discs of DVD video format. • CD-R/RW discs of MP3/WMA/JPEG. Region Number Region number (Regional restriction code) is built-in to the unit and DVD video discs. Region number “1”...
  • Page 10: Location Of Controls

    Location of controls Front Remote sensor Rear side AC INPUT jack HDMI 2 IN jack HDMI 1/DVI IN jack PC/DVI AUDIO IN jack (for COMPONENT IN and LINE2 VIDEO IN) 54H0321A_eng.indd 10 54H0321A_eng.indd 10 DISC slot POWER indicator To display the menu screen. Press MENU button to display the menu screen.
  • Page 11: Remote Control

    ATTENTION If you purchase a universal remote from a local retailer, please contact the remote manufacturer for the correct programming code. 54H0321A_eng.indd 11 54H0321A_eng.indd 11 POWER Power On/Off INPUT Display source selection menu TV/DVD Switch between TV/AV and DVD (EJECT) Eject a disc Direct channel selection of TV Input setting...
  • Page 12: Power Source

    Remote control Inserting Batteries Open the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow. Operation • Aim the remote control at the remote sensor and press control buttons to operate. • Operate the remote control within a 30° angle on either side of the remote sensor, up to a distance of approximately 15 feet.
  • Page 13: Antenna Connections

    Please review this Operating Guide for further information regarding such connections. Hitachi supports the DTV transition and as a member of the DTV Transition Coalition urges consumers to visit these web sites for interactive guides and further detailed information: •...
  • Page 14: Cable Tv Connections

    Cable TV connections This TV has an extended tuning range and can tune most cable channels without using a Cable TV Converter box. Some cable companies offer “premium pay channels” where the signal is scrambled. Descrambling these signals for normal viewing requires the use of a descrambler device which is generally provided by the Cable TV company.
  • Page 15: Tv Operation

    Starting setup The Starting Setup menu appears the first time you turn on the TV, and assists you to specify the Air/Cable setting, and program your channels automatically. IMPORTANT: Make sure that the antenna or cable TV system connection is made! To turn on the TV, press POWER (POWER indicator on the front of the unit changes green.
  • Page 16: Quick Guide For Menu Operation

    DISPLAY Press DISPLAY to display the current information on the screen. When the TV receives a digital signal, the digital information will appear. 62-1 HDTV Moving Picture1 Sleep Timer CH-1 Digital English No Program Information is available Full 1080i • Channel number •...
  • Page 17: Convenience Functions

    You can change the default settings to convenience use. Icon Selected Items Video Picture Brightness / Contrast Setting / Sharpness / Color / Tint Color Temperature Backlight * Picture Mode Dynamic Standard Movie Custom Dynamic On/Off Gamma Aspect Auto Movie On/Off Mode PC Setting...
  • Page 18: Memorizing Channels

    Memorizing channels This TV is equipped with a channel memory feature which allows channels to skip up or down to the next channel set into memory, skipping over unwanted channels. Before selecting channels, they must be programmed into the TV’s memory.
  • Page 19: Checking The Digital-Signal Strength

    Checking the digital-signal strength This TV will allow you to view the digital signal meter for digital channels. Select “Channel”, then press ▶ or ENTER. Press ▲ or ▼ to select “Signal Meter”. Press ▶ or ENTER to check the Digital-Signal strength. The Digital-Signal strength screen will appear.
  • Page 20 To set the Parental Control Select “Locks” menu, then press ▶ or ENTER. Use Number buttons (0-9) to enter your password, then press ENTER. Then Locks menu will appear. Press ▲ or ▼ to select “Parental Control”, then press ◀ or ▶ to select “On”...
  • Page 21: Closed Caption

    Closed Caption WHAT IS CLOSED CAPTIONING? This television has the capability to decode and display Closed Captioned television programs. Closed Captioning will display text on the screen for hearing impaired viewers. Captions: This Closed Caption Mode will display text on the screen in English or another language if program supports other languages.
  • Page 22 NOTE: • Selectable picture format aspect ratios may vary depending on the input source or broadcast signal. • Picture Size menu also can be displayed by pressing ASPECT on the remote control. Natural In some cases, this image will display the size of standard 4:3 with a black side bar.
  • Page 23: Preparation

    Preparation The following pages describe the setup/operation in DVD mode. Preparation Before DVD/CD operation, please make the following preparations. Insert the AC cord plug into a standard 120V 60Hz polarized AC outlet. • If the AC cord plug is plugged in for the first time, wait for about 5 seconds before pressing POWER.
  • Page 24: Special Playback

    Special playback Fast Forward Playback Press SEARCH ( ) during normal playback. Each press of SEARCH ( ) will increase the speed of the search. • To resume normal playback, press PLAY. Review Playback Press SEARCH ( ) during normal playback. Each press of SEARCH ( ) will increase the speed of the search.
  • Page 25: Marking Desired Scenes

    Marking desired scenes The TV/DVD stores the points that you want to watch again up to 12 points. You can resume playback from each scene. Marking the scenes Press MARKER during playback. Select the blank Marker using ▲/▼/◀/▶, then press ENTER at the desired scene.
  • Page 26: Using Home Menu

    Using HOME MENU Playing a disc Press SETUP during stop mode. HOME MENU will appear. Press ▲/▼/◀/▶ to select “Disc Navigator”, then press ENTER Audio Settings Play Mode Initial Settings Disc Navigator Press ▲/▼ to select Title desired option, then press Chapter ENTER.
  • Page 27: Audio Settings Menu

    Program playback Press PLAY MODE during playback or stop mode. Play Mode screen will appear. Press ▲/▼ to select “Program”, then press Press ▲/▼ to select Program “Create/Edit”, then press Program Step 01. 01 ENTER. “Create/Edit” display differs, depending on discs or files.
  • Page 28: Video Adjust Menu

    Video Adjust menu From the Video Adjust menu you can adjust various settings that affect how the picture is presented. Press SETUP during stop mode. HOME MENU will appear. Press ▲/▼/◀/▶ to select “Video Adjust”, then press ENTER. Audio Settings Play Mode Initial Settings Press ▲/▼/◀/▶...
  • Page 29: Function Setup

    Setting Option Digital Audio Out settings Digital Out Dolby Digital Out Dolby Digital Dolby Digital > PCM DTS Out 96kHz PCM Out 96kHz > 48kHz 96kHz MPEG Out MPEG MPEG > PCM Video Output settings TV Screen 4:3 (Letter Box) 4:3 (Pan &...
  • Page 30: Parental Control

    Parental Control Some discs are specified as not suitable for children. Such discs can be limited not to playback with the unit. How to into the Parental menu Press SETUP in stop mode. HOME MENU will appear. Press ▲/▼/◀/▶ to select “Initial Settings”, then press ENTER.
  • Page 31: Language Code List

    Language (Language code letter), Language code Japanese (ja), 1001 Bhutani (dz), 0426 English (en), 0514 Esperanto (eo), 0515 French (fr), 0618 Estonian (et), 0520 German (de), 0405 Basque (eu), 0521 Italian (it), 0920 Persian (fa), 0601 Spanish (es), 0519 Finnish (fi), 0609 Chinese (zh), 2608 Fiji (fj), 0610 Dutch (nl), 1412...
  • Page 32: Connections To Other Equipment

    Connections to other equipment The exact arrangement you use to interconnect various video and audio components to this unit is dependent on the model and features of each component. Check the Owner’s Manual provided with each component for the location of video and audio inputs and outputs. To connect the LCD TV/DVD to a VCR Rear of the unit To LINE 2 VIDEO/...
  • Page 33 Connections to other equipment To connect a HDMI or a DVI device to the unit The HDMI 1 input receives digital audio and uncompressed video from a HDMI device or uncompressed digital video from a DVI device. When you connect to a DVI device with a HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable, it transfers only video signal. Separate analog audio cords required.
  • Page 34 Connections to other equipment To connect an audio system This connection allows you to use an audio amplifier and external speakers, and adjust the audio level using the TV’s remote control. To control the audio, turn on the TV and the stereo amplifier, and turn off the TV’s built-in speakers (see page 17). Rear of the TV To VAR (VARIABLE) AUDIO OUT...
  • Page 35: Reception Disturbances

    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 36: Problems And Troubleshooting

    Problems and troubleshooting Use the following check list for troubleshooting when you have problems with your TV/DVD. Consult your local dealer or service outlet if problems persist. Be sure all connections are properly made when using with other units. SYMPTOMS POWER •...
  • Page 37 Problems and troubleshooting SYMPTOMS When a letter string is displayed in full-screen, all of the characters on the screen are blurred. When small patterns are displayed on the screen, the entire screen is flickering. Image cannot be displayed in the correct position.
  • Page 38: Specifications

    Clamp Clamp Screw • Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. • For information on our other products, please visit our website at www.hitachi.us 54H0321A_eng.indd 38 54H0321A_eng.indd 38 C-Input:0.3 V (p-p), 75 ohms 1.0 V p-p/75 ohms –8 dBm/50K ohms (Y) 1.0 V (p-p), 75 ohms...
  • Page 39: Limited Warranty

    ORION warrants this product to be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use and conditions for a period of 1 year from date of original purchase in the United States. Should service be necessary under this warranty for any reason due to a manufacturing defect or malfunction during the first 12 months from date of original purchase, ORION will provide carry-in service only by an ORION authorized Independent Service Center at no charge.