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PROJECTION COLOR TELEVISION
Operating Guide for
51F59J, 57F59, 57F59A, 57F59J
65F59, 65F59A, 65F59J.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS....................................................................................... 2-3
FIRST TIME USE ....................................................................................................................... 4-17
THE REMOTE CONTROL ........................................................................................................ 18-31
ON-SCREEN DISPLAY ............................................................................................................ 32-60
USEFUL INFORMATION..........................................................................................................61-71
END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR HITACHI DTV SOFTWARE...........................................71
INDEX .............................................................................................................................................72
As an Energy Star
®
Partner,
Hitachi, Ltd. has determined
that this product meets the
Energy Star
®
guidelines for
energy efficiency.
51F59, 51F59A

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS... 2-3 FIRST TIME USE ... 4-17 THE REMOTE CONTROL ... 18-31 ON-SCREEN DISPLAY ... 32-60 USEFUL INFORMATION...61-71 END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR HITACHI DTV SOFTWARE...71 INDEX ...72 As an Energy Star ® Partner, Hitachi, Ltd. has determined...
  • 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 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

    Accessories Check to make sure you have the following accessories before disposing of the packing material. Remote Control Two “AA” size, 1.5V batteries “Z” Allen Key (65" Models Only) Remote Control Unit CLU-4361S (Part No. HL02291). Two “AA” size, 1.5V batteries (For Remote Control Unit). “Z”...
  • Page 5 How to set up your new HITACHI Projection Television ANTENNA Unless your TV is connected to a cable TV system or to a centralized antenna system, a good outdoor TV antenna is recommended for best performance. However, if you are located in an exceptionally good signal area that is free from interference and multiple image ghosts, an indoor antenna may be sufficient.
  • 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 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: Front Panel Jacks And Connections

    Front Panel Jacks and Connections The front panel jacks are provided as a convenience to allow you to easily connect a camcorder or VCR as shown in the following examples: NOTE: 1. Completely insert connection cord plugs when connecting to front panel jacks. If you do not, the played back picture may be abnormal.
  • Page 10: Rear Panel Connections

    Rear Panel Connections AIR / CABLE AIR /CABLE Input A 75-Ohm RF Antenna or CATV (Cable TV) input. NOTE: You may ask your local cable company whether DTV services are available. Audio/Video INPUTS 1, 2, 3 and 4 By using the INPUTS button, CURSOR buttons and SELECT button of the remote control you can select each video source.
  • Page 11 NOTE : This OUTPUT is for DIGITAL channels only. 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 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 13: Connecting External Audio Sources

    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 14: 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 15 Connecting External Video Sources CONNECTING A COMPOSITE VIDEO AND A 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 to the right. 2.
  • Page 16 Connecting External Video Sources CONNECTING A COMPONENT SOURCE WITH HDMI OR DVI CAPABILITY TO INPUT 1 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 to the right.
  • Page 17 Connecting External Video Sources CONNECTING A COMPONENT AND AN AUDIO 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 to the right. 2.
  • Page 18: The Remote Control

    The Remote Control In addition to controlling all the functions on your HITACHI Projection TV, the new remote control is designed to operate different types of VCRs, CATV (Cable TV) converters, set-top-boxes, satellite receivers (SAT) and DVD players with one touch. Basic operation keys are grouped together in one area.
  • Page 19: How To Use The Remote To Control Your Tv

    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 20 for instructions on how to set the remote control to TV mode.) MODE buttons These buttons allow the remote to control your TV,...
  • Page 20 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 21 How to Use the Remote to Control Your TV INPUTS button When the remote control is in TV mode, press this button to access the INPUTS menu. Use the CURSOR and SELECT buttons to scroll and select the inputs that are being used. Pressing the INPUTS button repeatedly will also cycle through the Inputs menu items.
  • Page 22 How to Use the Remote to Control Your TV VOLUME (VOL), MUTE button Press the VOLUME button ( obtain the desired sound level. To reduce the sound to one half of normal volume (SOFT MUTE) to answer the telephone, etc., press the MUTE button.
  • Page 23 Picture-in-Picture (PIP) Your HITACHI Projection TV incorporates one Tuner technology designed for improved viewing enjoyment. This Tuner feature allows you to view antenna input on the main picture and a Video Input on sub-picture simultaneously. When an ANALOG channel or INPUT is viewed as the main picture, an ANALOG channel or INPUT can not be viewed as a sub picture.
  • Page 24 Picture-in-Picture (PIP) PIP Mode Picture-in-Picture This feature is only available with a 1080i signal. To prevent a pattern burn, occasionally move the sub-picture using the CURSOR buttons. MAIN PICTURE MAIN PICTURE SPLIT Mode Picture-in-Picture Split Mode PIP displays the main picture and sub- picture evenly on the screen.
  • Page 25 Picture-in-Picture (PIP) MAIN FREEZE Press the PAUSE button to freeze one frame of the picture you are currently viewing and the frozen frame will show in the Main Picture. Press the EXIT button to return to normal viewing. This feature is useful for freezing a picture frame with addresses.
  • Page 26 Picture-in-Picture (PIP) PIP Specifications PIP Input Mode Sub Picture Digital CH Main Picture Analog CH Analog CH Digital CH Analog CH Cable Digital CH Analog CH Input1 HDMI S/Video Input2 S/Video Input3 Ypbpr Video Input4 Ypbpr Video Input5 S/Video (a) There is no combination between same input. (b) There is no combination between TV and TV , because of one tuner system.
  • Page 27 Picture-in-Picture (PIP) PIP Specifications (cont.) SPLIT Mode Scan Aspect Digital CH Mode 480i 16x9 Main 540p Digital CH 16x9 - (480i) Analog CH - 1080i 16x9 720p 16x9 480p 16x9/4x3 480i 16x9/4x3 S/Video 16x9/4x3 STROBE Mode Scan Aspect Digital CH Mode 480i 16x9...
  • Page 28 The Remote Control for Cable Box Functions OPERATING THE PRECODED FUNCTION FOR YOUR DIGITAL/ANALOG 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 DIGITAL or ANALOG Cable Box (refer below for pre-codes).
  • Page 29 These buttons transmit the chosen pre-coded set- top-box/satellite codes. EXCLUSIVE TV buttons These buttons are for operating the TV. » » SATELLITE BRAND ECOSTAR ...03 HITACHI... 00 HUGHES ...04 RCA ...01 SONY ...02 SET TOP BOX BRAND PANASONIC ...05 RCA ... 06 SAMSUNG ...07 ZENITH ...08...
  • Page 30 EXCLUSIVE TV Buttons These buttons are for operating the TV. » » DVD BRAND APEX ...09 GO VIDEO ... 08 HITACHI...00 KENWOOD ...10 PANASONIC ...02 PIONEER ... 03 RCA ... 04 SAMSUNG ...06 SANYO ...07 SONY ...01 TOSHIBA ...05...
  • Page 31: The Remote Control

    A I W A ............2 0 FUNAI...21 HITACHI ...00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06 JVC...13 MITSUBISHI...
  • Page 32: On-screen Display

    On-Screen Display 1. Press MENU on the remote control to display the different features on your HITACHI 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 33 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.
  • Page 34 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 35 Video Color Temperature Set this to High for cooler color with more blue, set to Medium for more natural color, set to Standard for accurate color. Black Enhancement Use this function to enhance Picture brightness in light scenes using the settings off, low, middle and high. Edge Enhancement Use this function to automatically enhance the edges between light and dark areas using the settings Off, Low, Middle and High.
  • Page 36 This involves a process known as 3:2 pulldown. When Auto Movie Mode is turned ON from the VIDEO menu, your Hitachi Projection Television will activate the circuitry for this special feature to improve video performance when watching film based sources.
  • Page 37 Audio Audio Select AUDIO to adjust the TV to your preference and to improve the s ound quality. 1. Use the CURSOR buttons to highlight the function to be adjusted. 2. Press the CURSOR buttons to adjust the function. 3. Press EXIT to quit the menu or select AUDIO to return to the main menu.
  • Page 38 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 (SAP) which may be a secondary language, weather report, etc. The sources received will be displayed at the top left edge of the TV.
  • Page 39 Audio Use the functions below if your TV is connected to an amplifier/receiver with OPTICAL DIGITAL INPUT with Dolby Digital decoder capabilities. 1. Use the CURSOR buttons to highlight the function to be adjusted. 2. Press the CURSOR buttons to adjust the function.
  • Page 40 Aspect Aspect Use this function to select the Picture Format Aspect Ratio. 1. Use the CURSOR buttons ASPECT MODE. 2. Press the SELECT button to select ON or OFF. Auto Aspect Automatically adjust the Aspect Ratio depending on the input signal to fill the screen. NOTE: 1.
  • Page 41 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 buttons function to be adjusted. 2. Press the SELECT button or CURSOR button select.
  • Page 42 Channel Manager Auto Channel Scan This feature will automatically store active TV channels in Auto Channel Scan memory. Use the CURSOR buttons AIR, CABLE (1) or CABLE(2) source. 2. Press the CURSOR buttons START or RESET option. 3. Press the SELECT button to select. Channel List This function allows you to review which channels are labeled (CH ID), which have been added to CHANNEL...
  • Page 43 Locks Locks This function will block out the picture and sound of the selected channel or video input. The code to enter the Locks featur e is a four digit access code number. The factory preset code is 0000. Use the NUMBER buttons to enter the access code. 1.
  • Page 44 Locks 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 buttons to select the MOVIE RATING category that you want to block. 2. Press SELECT to block the MOVIE RATING that you have selected.
  • Page 45 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 buttons to select the TV RATING category that you want to block. 2.
  • Page 46 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 buttons to select the CANADIAN RATINGS (ENG) category that you want to block.
  • Page 47 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 buttons to select the CANADIAN RATINGS (FRN) category that you want to block.
  • Page 48 Locks Alternate Ratings U.S. Use Alternate Ratings to prevent viewing of any movie or program that you feel may be inappropriate due to its content. This feature will be available only for ATSC Digital signal. In case only NTSC analog signal is received this feature will be unavailable (grayed out).
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  • Page 50 Timers Timers Select TIMERS to set your Clock, Sleep Timer, Event Timer and Day/Night Timer Recordings. 1. Use the CURSOR buttons to highlight the function to be adjusted. 2. Press the SELECT button or CURSOR button select. Set The Clock The Clock must be set before you can use the SET EVENT TIMER or DAY/NIGHT TIMER feature.
  • Page 51 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 buttons 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 52 Timers Set Event Timer This function will automatically operate the Projection TV viewing reservation of a program. 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 45).
  • Page 53: Setup Menu

    To simplify convergence, HITACHI incorporates a function called MAGIC FOCUS located on the front control panel, which allows the TV to self-adjust. Press this MAGIC FOCUS button and the convergence self adjustment will start and this process will take approximately 20 seconds.
  • Page 54 Setup NOTE: 1. Only a momentary press of the MAGIC FOCUS button is necessary to start AUTO DIGITAL CONVERGENCE. At any time during this convergence correction process, you may press the MAGIC FOCUS button to exit the MAGIC FOCUS mode. However, the convergence correction process needs to be completed to SAVE the new corrected convergence data.
  • Page 55 Setup Manual Convergence Adjustment Mode (9 Point Manual Adjustment) NOTE: 1. Please turn ON your television for at least 20 minutes before using this feature. 2. AUTO ADJUSTMENT MODE is recommended. If convergence is still not acceptable, use the MANUAL ADJUSTMENT MODE.
  • Page 56 Setup Manual Convergence Adjustment Mode (117 Point Manual Adjustment) NOTE: 1. Please turn ON your television for at least 20 minutes before using this feature. 2. AUTO ADJUSTMENT MODE is recommended. If convergence is still not acceptable, use the MANUAL ADJUSTMENT MODE.
  • Page 57 Setup Menu Preference This feature will allow you to select any one of three different languages for all on-screen displays. Set the Language This function allows you to choose from three menu languages. 1. Use the CURSOR buttons to highlight the language of your choice.
  • Page 58 Setup INPUT 3 Auto Link Use this function to automatically turn the TV on and tune to INPUT 3 when it detects a video signal to INPUT 3. 1. Use the CURSOR buttons AUTO LINK setting of your choice. 2. When AUTO is selected, the TV will turn on and tune to INPUT 3 automatically, when the INPUT 3 input device is turned on.
  • Page 59 Setup Set Closed Captions D i g i t a l C a p t i o n s Service Language [ French Font Default Size Standard Standard Standard [ HITACHI ] Move Return Auto Text Small Large High Visibility...
  • Page 60 (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 61: Useful Information

    (a) Do not attempt to perform this work by yourself. (b) Request an installation specialist to install this unit. (c) HITACHI assumes no responsibility or liability for injury/damage as a result of consumer installation and handling. Be advised that improper consumer installation/handling is not covered by manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Page 62 57” Disassembly/Assembly Instructions STEP 4 Locate the SENSOR PWB attaced to the cabinet (a). Losen the sensor wires from the plastic holders in order to remove the 3 wires that comes from the screen, see (b). Disconnect the 3 connector wires as it shows on picture (c) &...
  • Page 63 57” Disassembly/Assembly Instructions ASSEMBLY PROCEDURE STEP 8 To re-assemble the set, lift the top portion and align onto the bottom cabinet. Gently lower the top portion until it sits flush on the bottom. STEP 10 Re-install the top (4) four screws into the lower rear cover, see (a).
  • Page 64 (a) Do not attempt to perform this work by yourself. (b) Request an installation specialist to install this unit. (c) HITACHI assumes no responsibility or liability for injury/damage as a result of consumer installation and handling. Be advised that improper consumer installation/handling is not covered by manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Page 65 65 ” Disassembly/Assembly Instructions STEP 4 Remove the joint connector bolts from each side of the TV set using the allen wrench that is provided inside of the instruction bag, see (a) and (b). STEP 5 Remove from the back side of the TV set only the top 4 screws of the lower rear cover, see (b), as shown by the arrows on the rear cabinet label, see (a).
  • Page 66 65 ” Disassembly/Assembly Instructions 65 ” Disassembly/Assembly Instructions ASSEMBLY PROCEDURE STEP 7 To re-assemble the set, lift the top portion and align onto the bottom cabinet. Gently lower the top portion until it sits flush on the bottom. STEP 8 Re-install the joint connector bolts (4 pcs.) that were removed in step 4 of the disassembly.
  • Page 67 TROUBLESHOOTING HITACHI 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 68: 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 69 OUTPUTS: • 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: 51F59/A/J 57F59/A/J Height (in.) 50-3/8 54-9/16 (mm) 1,279.0 1,385.6 Width (in.) 48-3/4 (mm) 1,239.0...
  • Page 70 (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 71: End User License Agreement For Hitachi Dtv Software

    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 72: Index

    Index Closed Captions Accessories ...4 Analog Captions ...59 Antennas (Connecting)...5 Digital Captions...59 Aspect Ratio...20 Color Temperature...35 Audio Color...34 Languages ...39 Contrast...34 Dolby Digital...39 Convergence (see Magic Focus) DRC (Dynamic Range Compression)...39 Date ...50 Daylight Saving Correction ...50 Audio Settings...37 Disassembly/Assembly Audio Source...38 Instructions (57”) ...61-63 Auto Noise Cancel ...38...
  • Page 73 Notes...
  • Page 74 Notes...
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  • omar Mar 01, 2015 04:38:
    My picture does not show on my tvit turns on but I don't see a pic its just a black screen