USER MANUAL Thank you for purchasing the HITACHI LCD Television. Please read this user manual carefully before operating this product. To ensure proper operation, please read and follow ALL the instructions, especially the "IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS" and "SAFETY PRECAUTIONS". Please keep this user manual for future reference.
CONTENTS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ... 01 INSTRUCTIONS... 02 About This Manual... 02 Trademark Credits ... 02 About Software ... 02 Features ... 02 SAFETY PR R ECAUTIONS ... 03 About the Symbols... 03 Cleaning and Maintenance ... 06 ABOUT LCD PANEL... 07 Other Common Characteristics of LCD Panel ...
INSTRUCTIONS Thank you for purchasing the HITACHI LCD Television. We hope that you will enjoy the great performance with this product. This LCD Television has been designed to meet the International standards. However, it could cause personal injuries and property damage if improperly handled. In order to prevent potential danger and obtain maximum benefit from your set, please observe the following instructions when installing, operating, and cleaning the product.
SAFETY PR R ECAUTIONS For your safety, please read the following precautions carefully before using this product. Improper use would cause serious personal injuries and/or damage to your property or this product. About the Symbols The following are the symbols used in this manual and affixed on the unit itself. Please fully understand the meanings of the symbols before reading the precautions in this section.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS (continued) There is a risk of fire, electric shock, or serious injury. Install the unit at a proper area where it does not expose anyone to any danger. If you hit against the edge of the unit, you may be injured. Do not place any objects on top of the unit.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS (continued) Do not cover or block any ventilation holes on the product. The unit would overheat, and it could cause fire or damage the product which may shorten its service life. Install the product in accordance with the instructions in this manual. Do not place the unit with ventilation side down.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS (continued) Do not install the unit at areas where it will be subjected to high temperatures. It could damage the cabinet or parts of the product. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiator, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus that produce heat. Keep the unit out of direct sunlight.
ABOUT LCD PANEL Other Common Characteristics of LCD Panel The following are the common phenomena when operating LCD Panel due to its structural reason. Please note that they are not malfunctions. Defective Spots on Panel The LCD panel is manufactured with high-precision technology. However, there might be some spots that are not emitted, brighter than the others, or in different colors, etc.
QUICK START GUIDE For more information on connecting and using your TV, please be sure to read all instructions in this user manual. 1. Supplied Accessories (including option) User Manual *The type of power plug provided may be different from this drawing for some countries. 2.Connection Connect the power cord to the rear panel.
QUICK START GUIDE (continued) 3. Insert the batteries into the remote control… 4. Removing the Protective Sheet Before using the TV, remove the protective sheet from the cabinet. 5. Switch On… Press either Power On/ Off switch on the unit or Power On/ Off button on the remote control.
COMPONENT NAMES Main Unit Front Panel Rear Panel L26H01AU Side Input Power Cord Socket Terminal Board (External Device Connection) Control Panel (see below for details) Please refer to for the detailed information for the connections. Control Panel (including Top Input)
COMPONENT NAMES (continued) Remote Control NOTE Some buttons are only for Teletext mode, and other buttons have different functions in Teletext mode from the use of TV mode. Those buttons are indicated by [ ]. Refer to "Analog Teletext" on Sub Power Press this button to switch TV On or Off standby.
As this product is heavy, whenever it is moved, two people are required to transport it safely. When moving the unit, hold it by the top and bottom frame of the LCD screen. (See the figures below for details.) L26H01AU Holes...
PREPARATION (continued) Safety Precaution on Main Unit Installation Read SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ( When installing the main unit, be sure to use the specified mount units in order to obtain maximum performance and maintain the safety. We assume no responsibility or liability for personal injuries or property damages caused by use of other mount units or improper installation.
CONNECTION Terminal Positions (example: L32H01AU) Connecting Procedure This unit is ready for various kinds of connections. Make a connection in the following steps. Be sure to unplug the power cord from the wall socket first, when connecting external equipment. 1. Connect Power Cord to the rear panel. 2.
CONNECTION (continued) Connecting Procedure (continued) 3. Connecting to External Equipment Terminals on Rear AV1 and AV2 can be connected to the equipment with Component output. If your external device has a Component terminal, COMPONENT / AUDIO connection is recommended for higher quality picture.
CONNECTION (continued) Connecting Procedure (continued) Monitor Out can be used to display same image and sound as main unit on another television. When this output terminal is connected to an external television with a 75 Ohm terminal, the same image and sound from composite (AV3, AV4), or DTT/TV signal can be displayed to the external television.
CONNECTION (continued) Connecting Procedure (continued) NOTE About PC (RGB)/HDMI analog audio input terminal This terminal can be used in one of the following cases only. The external device is connected to the PC (RGB) terminal of the TV. DVI output of an external device is connected to the HDMI terminal using the HDMI-DVI cable. HDMI Terminal Make sure that the video and audio terminals are connected to the same external device.
CONNECTION (continued) Connecting Procedure (continued) 4. Connecting the plug into the wall socket Connect the power cord after completing all other connections. (The type of plug is different from this drawing for some countries.) CAUTION Use only the power cord provided. Do not use a power supply voltage other than that indicated (AC110-240V, 50/60Hz).
BASIC OPERATION POWER On/Off Now, turn On the main power of the unit. To turn On the power of the television 1. Press the Main Power switch on the television. The Indicating Lamp will illuminate in Red (Standby mode). 2. Press either Sub Power button on the control panel or Sub Power button on the remote control.
BASIC OPERATION (continued) Volume UP/DOWN 1. To increase the sound volume, press remote control, or Volume Up button on the control panel. The Volume Indicator value on the screen will shift right. 2. To decrease the sound volume, press remote control or Volume Down button on the control panel. The Volume Indicator value on the screen will shift left.
BASIC OPERATION (continued) Input Signal Screen Display The input signal status and off timer staturs can be displayed on the screen by pressing the button of the remote control. • The display in DTT mode will appear when changing the channels. (Refer to •...
TV SETUP OPERATION How to use the On-Screen Display (OSD) system With the On-Screen Display system, you can access the various kinds of the features and functions in this product. • Basic Operation 1. Press button on the remote control or Menu button on the control panel of the unit.
TV SETUP OPERATION (continued) Main Menu List Menu Picture Mode Contrast Brightness Color Sharpness Tint Color Temperature Picture(TV/AV) Back Light Picture(TV/A Reset Black Enhancement MPEG NR Film Mode 3D Comb Filter Picture Size Reset Contrast Brightness Picture(RGB) Color Temperature Back Light Reset Audio Mode Treble...
TV SETUP OPERATION (continued) Setup Menu (TV mode) You can install channels and make the various settings related channels. 1. Press button. 2. Select “ Setup ” menu and press 3. Select the preferred menu item and press Selected Items Mode Auto Tuning Search...
TV SETUP OPERATION (continued) Setup Menu (TV mode) (continued) With this menu, you can access various kinds of features relating to TV channel settings. Selected Items Color System Manual Tuning Skip Anteena Att. Fine Tuning Sort Auto NTSC 4.43 Select [Auto] normally. In case that color is not displayed correctly, select the SECAM other modes depending on the received signal.
TV SETUP OPERATION (continued) Channel Selections There are 2 ways to select the channels: stepping through the channel, and selecting by number. Stepping through the Channel Press Channel Up/Down button to switch the next or previous channel on the list. Channel Up/ Down button Selecting by Number Enter the number of acquired channel by using numeric buttons on the remote control.
TV SETUP OPERATION (continued) Picture Setting You can make specific adjustments for the picture based on your preference. 1. Press button. 2. Select “Picture” menu and press 3. Select the preferred menu item and press (By pressing button at the bottom of each menu page, the next Picture menu will appear on the screen.) NOTE Please see about picture setting of PC...
TV SETUP OPERATION (continued) Picture Setting (continued) Selected Items Black Enhancement MPEG NR* Film Mode 3D Comb Filter Picture Size Reset Information The settings of the item indicated by “ About “Film Mode” NOTE The image might not look natural depending on the image contents. Phenomena such as When switching the subtitles of a film or images, the image displays fine horizontal streak lines.
TV SETUP OPERATION (continued) Audio Setting You can adjust and customize the audio condition as you like. 1. Press button. 2. Select “ Audio” menu and press 3. Select the preferred menu item and press Selected Items Audio Mode Treble Bass Balance Matrix Surround...
TV SETUP OPERATION (continued) Timer Menu This allows your television to turn Off (Standby mode) at set time automatically, which you may find useful. Selected Items Off Timer Information One minute before the time you set, the screen will display “Time off within one minute". - - Min.
TV SETUP OPERATION (continued) Audio Switching (TV) NICAM / Sound Multiplex (including A2) (TV mode) You can make optimum use of available audio by pressing I/II button of remote control. Audio can be switched only if receiving NICAM and sound multiplex signals; otherwise, pressing this button will have no effect, such as when only mono sound is received.
TV SETUP OPERATION (continued) PC Adjustment Setting You can adjust the display condition such as position adjustment and color setting while connecting to the PC and being RGB mode. See for the PC connection. From Setup Menu (RGB) 1. Press button.
TV SETUP OPERATION (continued) PC Adjustment Setting (continued) From Picture Menu (RGB) 1. Press button. 2. Select “ Picture” menu and press 3. Select the preferred menu item and press Selected Items Contrast Brightness Color Temperature Back Light Reset Information There is a useful function to automatically store the setting on menu in almost every item so that you do not have to reset every time.
TV SETUP OPERATION (continued) Analog Teletext What is “ Teletext” Teletext is the written information services provided by each TV channel. Most TV channels provide information via Teletext such as: TV program schedule Weather forecasts Sports results Newsflash Select Teletext Language 1.
TV SETUP OPERATION (continued) Analog Teletext (continued) How to Operate the Teletext You can display the Teletext simply by pressing the remote control buttons. Operation To activate Teletext mode.* To exit from the Teletext mode. To move to the next or previous page. To jump to the indicated page.
DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION (DTT) OPERATION How to use the On-Screen Display (OSD) system With the On-Screen Display system, you can access the various kinds of the features and functions. Basic Operation 1. Press button on the remote control or Menu button on the control panel of the unit.
DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION (DTT) OPERATION (continued) Installing Channels You can search available channels in any of the following 3 methods. 1. Press button on the remote control in DTT mode. 2. Select “Installation”, on the DTT main menu with 3. The password is required to enter the Installation menu. The initial password is 0000. 4.
DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION (DTT) OPERATION (continued) Channel Selections There are 4 ways to select the channels: stepping through the channel, selecting by number, selecting from the program/favorite list, and using the Electronic Program Guide (EPG). Stepping through the Channel Press Channel Up/Down button to switch the next or previous channel on the list. Information banner is displayed every time channel is switched.
DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION (DTT) OPERATION (continued) Making Favorite List The “Edit channels” menu allows you to select your favorite channels and make a Favorite List in order to access easily to the channel you watch most often. 1. Press button on the remote control and select “Edit channels” and press button.
DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION (DTT) OPERATION (continued) Digital Teletext Teletext can provide various information with text on the screen. Press button to access. Press it again to return to the normal screen. Operation To activate Teletext mode. To exit from the Teletext mode. To move to the next or previous page To jump to the indicated page.
DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION (DTT) OPERATION (continued) Subtitle The enables (disable) the subtitle if available as your useful tool. 1. Press button to display DTT main menu. 2. Select ”General settings” and press 3. Select ”Subtitle settings” and press 4. With buttons select “Enable”...
DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION (DTT) OPERATION (continued) Change Pin To use the locks effectively, do change the pin number from the default setting, which should be known and remembered only by you. The default setting is 0000. 1. Press button on the remote control. 2.
FUNCTION Size Switching Each time button of the remote control is pressed, the screen display size is switched in sequence, and the status will be displayed at the bottom of the screen. TV/AV signal input Display Size Watching standard Definition Picture(480i,480p,576i,576p) DTT/TV/AV1/AV2/AV3/AV4 /HDMI Cinema Panoramic...
FUNCTION (continued) Size Switching (continued) RGB signal input You can select a suitable size depending on the resolution. Full Display Area Selection Diagram Resolution 640 x 400 (VGA) 640 x 480 (VGA) 800 x 600 (SVGA) 1024 x 768 (XGA) 1280 x 768 (WXGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
FUNCTION (continued) Power Save Mode When the AV input is selected You are provided the function to save power consumption when no signal is detected in AV input. Set to On in “Video Power Save” from Function Menu, which leads to the power save mode in AV1 /AV2 /AV3 /AV4 /HDMI and the Standby mode in other AV input.
TROUBLESHOOTING Before calling service technician, check the following tables first. If the problem is not be solved with the suggested procedures, contact your local dealer. For your safety, NEVER try to repair the product by yourself. When Following Messages Appear on the Screen Message This indicates it is in Power Save mode.
TROUBLESHOOTING (continued) Symptom and Check List (continued) Symptoms No picture – normal sound The remote control does not work. Normal picture but no color-normal sound Image is paused. No picture The Indicating lamp No picture The Indicating lamp Orange It means that the unit is in “Power Save Mode”.
TROUBLESHOOTING (continued) Symptom and Check List (continued) Symptoms The image on the screen is moving in an oblique direction. (PC input mode only) The coarse horizontal stripes could be seen in full-display mode. (PC input mode only) The part of the image is lacking. (PC input mode only) The horizontal stripes are moving vertically with flickering screen.
Sync signals The television takes at least 30 minutes to attain the status of optimal picture quality. This analog audio input terminal can be used for PC (RGB) or HDMI(DVI) only. L26H01AU Approx. 26inches: (576 (H) × 324 (V)mm diagonal 660.5mm)
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS (continued) Recommended Signal List With Component Video INPUT Signal mode Signal Resolution name 576i 720(1440) x 576 480i 720(1440) x 480 576p 720 x 576 480p 720 x 480 1080i/50 1920 x 1080 1080i/60 1920 x 1080 720p/50 1280 x 720 720p/60 1280 x 720...
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS (continued) Recommended Signal List (continued) With RGB input Signal mode Signal Resolution name 640 x 400 640 x 480 800 x 600 VESA 1024 x 768 1280 x 1024 1280 x 768 VESA 1360 x 768 The type of video board or connecting cable used may not allow for correct displays adjustment of Horizontal Position, Vertical Position, Horizontal Clock and Clock Phase.