ON-SCREEN DISPLAY ... 28-41 USEFUL INFORMATION ... 42-48 LIMITED WARRANTY END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR HITACHI DTV SOFTWARE ... 50-54 APPENDIXES ... 55 INDEX ... 56 READ THE ENCLOSED INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. KEEP THIS OPERATING GUIDE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. Record the model name and serial number of your LCD Television for future reference.
Safety is also foremost in our minds in the design of these units. To help you operate these products properly, this section illustrates safety tips which will be of benefit to you. Please read it carefully and apply the knowledge you obtain from it to the proper operation of your Hitachi LCD television.
Modiﬁcations The FCC requires the user to be notiﬁed that any changes or modiﬁcations made to this device that are not expressly approved by Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc, may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• Flat Panel displays that are inappropriately situated on dresser, bookcases, shelves, desks, speakers, chest or carts may fall over and cause injury. HITACHI CARES! • The consumer electronics industry is commited to making home entertainment enjoyable and safe.
PRECAUTIONS AND REMINDERS Do not place the unit on uneven surfaces, this may drop or damage the unit, it may also cause personal injury. Unplug immediately if there is a malfunction on the TV like no picture, no video/audio or if there is smoke and bad odor coming from the TV.
Check to make sure you have the following accessories before disposing of the packing material. Remote Control Unit CLU-4997S (Part No. HL02567) For optional accessories, please access our web site at: www.hitachi.us/tv • Ceiling mounting is not recommended. Mounting the panel on the ceiling does not provide adequate CAUTION ventilation for the electronics or proper support for the front panel.
How To Install Your New Hitachi LCD Television Take the following precautions to prevent the LCD Television from tipping over and possibly causing injury. It is important to mount the unit on a stable and ﬂat surface. ASSEMBLY OF THE BASE IMPORTANT: The base of the LCD TV must be assembled prior to use.
Wall Mount Unit. Insertion length (B) of the screws must be (i) within 9.5~11.5 mm for L46S603, or (ii) within 15.5~17.5 mm for L55S603. If the length is less than speciﬁed, the TV's weight cannot be maintained. If the length is...
• Your HITACHI LCD TV will not show any picture if NOTES there is no video input when AV1, AV2, Component1 or 2, or HDMI 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 is selected. Instead a message will indicate “No Signal”...
Rear Panel Jacks Antenna Input To switch between Cable and Air, go to the Channels Menu option to change the signal source CABLE or AIR (see page 40). Component: Y-PbPr and Audio Inputs Component 1 and 2 provide Y-PbPr and Audio jacks for connecting equipment with this capability, such as a DVD player or Set Top Box.
Reference Remote Control Buttons and Functions In addition to controlling all of the functions on your Hitachi LCD 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 (SAT), VCRs and compatible HDMI CEC DVD Players.
Connecting a 300-Ohm twin lead connector may cause interference. Using a 75-Ohm coaxial cable is recommended. NOTE 2. CONNECT YOUR NEW HITACHI LCD TV TO THE POWER SOURCE Connect the power cord to your TV set and secure it with the AC Wire Clamp (see page 7) .
TV Setup Wizard Your Hitachi LCD television has a TV Setup Wizard feature which has the ability to help you easily setup the ﬁrst time you turn on your TV and ﬁnd the channels available in your area. Please follow the instructions below.
Side Panel Connections The following connection diagrams are offered as suggestions. However, you may need to modify them to accommodate your particular assortment of components and features. For best performance, video and audio cables should be made from coaxial shielded wire. There are 2 SIDE panel HDMI jacks provided as a convenience to allow you to easily connect HDMI or DVI signals from a DVD, Set-Top-Box, Video Game as shown in the following examples (When a DVI product is connected, the use of a separate audio device is necessary for audio, use an Audio Ampliﬁer and connect to the Audio In jacks).
Rear Panel Connections The exact arrangement you use to connect the VCR, Camcorder, DVD player, or HDTV Set-Top-Box to your LCD TV is dependent on the model and features of each component. Check the operating guide of each component for the location of video and audio inputs and outputs. Before Operating External Video Sources Connect an external source to one of the INPUT terminals, then press the INPUT button to show the Inputs List.
Rear Panel Connections CONNECTING A VIDEO AND MONAURAL AUDIO SOURCE TO AV1. Connect the VIDEO and AUDIO cable from the VIDEO and AUDIO OUT jack of the VCR to the AV1 (VIDEO) and L(AUDIO) jack, as shown on the Rear Panel on the right. Press the INPUT button, then select AV1 from the INPUTS menu to view the program from the VCR.
Rear Panel Connections CONNECTING AN EQUIPMENT SOURCE WITH HDMI OR DVI CAPABILITY TO HDMI 1, HDMI 2 & HDMI 3 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 near the Rear panel at right.
Press this button to turn the TV set on or off. DEVICE buttons In addition to controlling all the functions on your HITACHI LCD TV, the new remote control is designed to operate different types of VCRs, cable boxes, set-top-boxes, satellite receivers, DVD players, and other audio/video equipment with one touch.
How to Use the Remote to Control your TV Closed Captioning will display automatically when MUTE is on and Closed Caption is set to With Mute (see page 37). When the TV power is turned off at a volume level 21 or greater, the volume level will default to 20 when the TV is turned on.
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 ratio, ASPECT allows you to adjust the image through the following options. AUTO Use this aspect mode to have the aspect mode change automatically by signal detector.
How to Use the Remote to Control your TV E.SAVE (ENERGY SAVE) button Use this button to choose power consumption reduction settings based on 3 levels (MIN., MEDIUM, MAX). CLOSED CAPTIONS (CC) button Use this button to display the dialogue, narration, and/ or sound effects of a television program or home video which are displayed on the TV screen when available.
If done correctly, the device LED indicator will blink 3 times to conﬁrm proper setup. The remote will now control the desired device. SETUP EXAMPLE (Hitachi Cable Box with precode 0003) Turn ON your Cable box. Select Cable mode by using your SAT/CBL button to position the LED indicator on SAT/CBL.
How to Use the Remote to Control your AV Equipment MY CABLE BOX CODE IS:_____________________ Refer to the instruction manual of the Cable Box NOTE for operation of the buttons exclusively for the Cable Box. PRECODED CABLE BOX buttons These buttons transmit chosen...
How to Use the Remote to Control your AV Equipment MY DVD PLAYER CODE IS:_____________________ Refer to the instruction manual of the DVD NOTE Player for operation of the buttons exclusively for the DVD Player. PRECODED DVD buttons These buttons transmit the chosen precoded DVD codes : -Power -Number PAD...
How to Use the Remote to Control your AV Equipment MY AUDIO/VIDEO RECEIVER (AVR) CODE IS:______________________ AVR Device Refer to the instruction manual of the AVR for NOTE Button operation of the buttons exclusively for the AVR. PRECODED AVR buttons These buttons transmit the chosen precoded AVR codes : -Power...
NOTE The On Screen Display (OSD) for the different submenus shown in the following pages are for illustration purposes only, there may be slight differences from the actual appearance of the OSD of your Hitachi LCD TV. Video Picture Mode Select between 7 pictures modes;...
On-Screen Display Audio Sound Mode Selects 4 audio presets (Custom,Standard, Movie, News) Bass Adjust the intensity of low frequencies. Treble Adjust the intensity of high frequencies. Balance Adjust the balance. CONEQ Select sound equalizing mode. SRS TruSurround HD Select Surround settings (Off, On). Audio Source Select between three Audio Sources (Stereo, Mono, SAP).
Custom mode will take the video adjustments of the mode where the change was made. Pro Mode This Hitachi LCD TV includes a picture quality mode called “PRO Mode” designed to customize the picture settings and is protected by a password in order to keep your settings as you want it.
This involves a process known as 3:2 pull down. When AUTO MOVIE is set to Auto your Hitachi LCD Television will activate the circuitry for this special feature to improve video performance when watching interlaced format ﬁlm based sources.
Video Aspect Ratio reference Input Signal Display Screen When Watching Standard Deﬁnition Pictures: (4:3 Signal) (Vista) (Cinema) When Watching High Deﬁnition Pictures: (16:9 Signal) Reset This function allows you to Reset the Video Menu Settings of the present input and return it to the Dynamic video mode. Video Gamma Dynamic Gamma...
Audio Select Audio to adjust the sound to your preference. Video Sound Mode Bass Audio Treble Setup Balance Channels CONEQ Table Top SRS TruSurround HD Multimedia Digital Output Move Select Return Sound Mode This function has four sound modes that are preset according to the type of program.
Setup Select Setup when setting your TV up for the ﬁrst time. Video Menu Language Time Audio Sleep Timer Setup Day/Night Timer Set Password Channels Parental Controls Multimedia Closed Captions Move Select Use the CURSOR PAD ▲ or ▼ to select the Setup menu. Use the CURSOR ►...
Setup Parental Controls This function will block out the picture and sound of the selected rating levels. The password to enter the Locks feature is a four digit number. The factory preset password is 0000. Use the NUMBER buttons to enter the password.
Setup Canadian Ratings English Table Programming intended for children under age 8 - Violence Guidelines; Careful attention is paid to themes, which could threaten children’s sense of security and well-being. There will be no realistic scenes of violence. Depictions of aggressive behavior will be infrequent and limited to portrayals that are clearly imaginary, comedic or unrealistic in nature.
TV program guide. This information covers the entire screen and viewing the TV program is not possible. Text may not be available with every program. Energy Options Use this feature to save energy when watching your Hitachi LCD TV. Video Audio Setup English...
OSD transparency. HDMI-CEC Set to ON and this feature will enable the HDMI-CEC signal bus to allow your Hitachi LCD TV to discover and communicate automatically with other compatible HDMI-interfaced Audio/Video equipment. The CEC signal bus makes global controls possible, based on “plug &...
Setup Component Options This function allows you to adjust the phase between your TV and the Device with component output. Video Light Control Transparency Audio HDMI - CEC Setup Input Labels Component Options Channels RGB Options Multimedia Reset AV & Setup Move Select Return...
Channels Select Channels to set your signal source options, run New Channel Scan, Check Signal Meter and Set Channel List (Add channels to List, Channel/Labels and Favorite Channels). Video Source Signal Strength Audio New Channel Scan Setup Add Channels to List Channel List Channel Labels Multimedia...
Multimedia EXIT Exit This feature is useful for viewing digital still pictures from USB Drives using the USB slot in the side panel of your Hitachi LCD television 1/50 Upon inserting a USB drive into the USB slot, you will be prompted to view these photos with the JPEG viewer feature or you can ac- cess them via the OSD Main Menu under Multimedia.
Check if the input selection matches the connection terminal. • This message will be displayed for 15 minutes then the TV will turn Off. If the problem cannot be solved with the suggested procedures, contact 800-HITACHI. For your safety, never try to repair the product yourself. DO NOT Do not clean your screen with strong cleaners, polishes or a chemically treated cloth.
Troubleshooting Symptom and Checklist SYMPTOM CHECKLIST No picture - no sound • • • • • • Multiple images-normal sound • Intermittent interference • • Normal picture, but no sound • • • • No picture - normal sound • The remote control does not work.
Reception Problems • • • • The TV set can generate sound distortion in external devices such as a radio. Please separate radio equipment NOTE from the TV set to a considerable distance. 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.
Power Consumption Maximum Power L46S603: ....300 W, 2.5 A Maximum Power L55S603: ....275 W, 2.5 A •...
Set Dimensions L46S603 model (Includes Table Top Stand) Weight (lbs./kg): 56.2/26 44 21/64 [1126.0] (ACTIVE AREA) Units: Inches (mm) Screw Length (A) Insertion Length (B) Plane Washer (D) Spring Washer (C) Wall Mount Bracket (E) Example: : A = B+C+D+E A: 14.5~16.5 mm.
Set Dimensions L55S603 model (Includes Table Top Stand) Weight (lbs./kg): 81.1/37 Units: Inches (mm) Example: : A = B+C+D+E A: 21~23 mm. B: 15.5~17.5 mm. C: 1 mm. D: 1 mm. E: 3.5 mm.
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G. Any Product used for purposes or applications, or subjected to operating conditions, other than those identiﬁed as acceptable in the Product’s Operating Guide. H. Product repairs (including any product whose case has been opened), or part replacements provided or installed, by any person other than an Authorized Hitachi Service Facility Representative.
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”). By using the DTV or the digital television software installed on the DTV (the “DTV Software”) or any...
End User License Agreement for Open Source Software OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE LICENSE INFORMATION This Hitachi TV incorporates open source software modules distributed under certain licenses, including the GNU General Public License Version 3 (as deﬁned by the Free Software Foundation, Inc.).
End User License Agreement for Operating System Software TERMS AND CONDITIONS 0. Deﬁnitions. “This License” refers to version 3 of the GNU General Public License. “Copyright” also means copyright-like laws that apply to other kinds of works, such as semiconductor masks. “The Program”...
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Appendixes Appendix A: Picture Format for Each Input Source Aspect Specifications Input Signal AIR / CABLE Video Analog AIR / CABLE YCbCr / YPbPr Digital AV 1 Video / S-Video AV 2 Video / S-Video COMPONENT 1 YPbPr COMPONENT 2 YPbPr HDMI 1 HDMI...