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USER'S MANUAL
42PD7200
Thank you very much for purchasing the HITACHI Plasma Display
Monitor.
Before using your monitor, please carefully read the "SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS" and this "USER'S MANUAL" so you will know how to
operate the monitor properly. Keep this manual in a safe place. You
will find it useful in the future.
Notes on lnstallation Work:
This product is marketed assuming that it is installed by qualifed
personnel with enough skill and competence. Always have an
installation specialist or your dealer install and set up the product.
HITACHI cannot assume liabilities for damage caused by mistake
in installation or mounting, misuse, modification or a natural
disaster.
Note for Dealers:
After installation, be sure to deliver this manual to the customer
and explain to the customer how to handle the product.
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  • Page 1 USER'S MANUAL 42PD7200 Thank you very much for purchasing the HITACHI Plasma Display Monitor. Before using your monitor, please carefully read the "SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS" and this "USER'S MANUAL" so you will know how to operate the monitor properly. Keep this manual in a safe place. You will find it useful in the future.
  • Page 2: Features

    Important FEATURES Please read this User's Manual thoroughly, especially the Safety Instructions on Page 4 to 7. Mis-use may cause damage to your plasma monitor, which could shorten its lifespan, or cause injury to Large-screen, high-definition plasma display yourself. Should you encounter any difficulty in the set-up or panel operation of your monitor, firstly refer to the Troubleshooting guide at The 42-inch colour plasma display panel, with a resolution of 1024...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS FEATURES ..............2 OTHER FUNCTIONS ........46 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ......4 Automatic Store ..............46 IMAGE RETENTION OF PLASMA DISPLAY ..8 AUDIO SWICHING ............47 COMPONENT NAMES ........9 Power Save Mode ............48 Main Unit ................9 DVD Player/STB Selection ..........48 Remote control ..............10 Signal Check ..............49 Loading Batteries ............10 TROUBLESHOOTING ........50 Handling the Remote Control..........10...
  • Page 4: Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS This Plasma monitor has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards, but like any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured. Before using this product, please read and understand the Safety Instructions thoroughly to ensure correct usage, and follow all the instructions. About the Symbols Various symbols are used in this manual, the user’s manual and on the product itself to ensure correct usage, to prevent danger to the user and others, and to prevent property damage.
  • Page 5 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (continued) About the Symbols (continued) WARNING Be cautious of the power cord connection. Incorrect connection of the power cord could result in fire or electrical shock. • Do not touch the power cord with a wet hand. • Check that the connecting portion of the power cord is clean (with no dust), before using. Use a soft and dry cloth to clean the power plug. •...
  • Page 6 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (continued) About the Symbols (continued) CAUTION Be careful in moving the monitor. Neglect could result in an injury or damage. • Do not move the monitor during use. Before moving, disconnect the power plug and all external connections. •...
  • Page 7 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (continued) About the Symbols (continued) • Prevention of an obstacle to Radio receivers This monitor has been designed pursuant to the international EMI standards. This is to prevent a problem to Radio receivers. - Keep the monitor away from Radio. - Adjust Radio antennas in order for the monitor not to receive interference.
  • Page 8: Image Retention Of Plasma Display

    IMAGE RETENTION OF PLASMA DISPLAY There are different characteristics that result in panel image retention depending on how the plasma display is used. Situations and effective usage methods related to ghosting are provided below. Image retention characteristics of a plasma display The image retention phenomenon of a plasma panel occurs due to partial phosphor degradation arising from partial character and figure display.
  • Page 9: Component Names

    COMPONENT NAMES Front Main Unit Cabinet Panel (front frame) AV monitor Control panel • Adjustment buttons are located on the bottom. • The back cover is provided Remote-control with indications to distinguish receiver the adjustment buttons. Indicating lamp • The main power switch is located at the back, on the lower surface.
  • Page 10: Remote Control

    COMPONENT NAMES (continued) Remote control POWER ON/OFF button RECALL button FUNCTION SELECT button INPUT SELECT buttons DVD CONTROL button MENU button FREEZE/RETURN button OK button SELECT/ADJUST buttons PICTURE MODE button SOUND MODE button CH I/CH II button (TV) VOLUME UP/DOWN button CHANNEL UP/DOWN button (TV) MUTE button PROGRAM SELECT buttons...
  • Page 11 COMPONENT NAMES (continued) Remote control (continued) FUNCTION SELECT RECALL (TV) Press this button to indicate function With this button, the display change mode with a lamp. between “--”,“---”,“-” and AV00 on the top right hand corner of the screen. “--” is for 2 digit channel selection, “---” is for 3 digit channel selection and “-”...
  • Page 12 COMPONENT NAMES (continued) Remote control (continued) [Button for TELETEXT Mode] PAGE UP / DOWN button TEXT / TV + TEXT button COLOUR buttons (RED, GREEN, YELLOW, BLUE) INDEX button SUB TITLE button CANCEL button REVEAL button TV / TEXT button TELETEXT FUNCTION Buttons on Remote Control Function...
  • Page 13: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Installation WARNING Use one of the special mount units to install this product. A mount of insufficient strength or inadequate design can cause overturning or dropping and result in fire, electrical shock or injury. Please note that our company assumes absolutely no responsibility for personal injuries or property damage caused by use of other mount units or improper installation.
  • Page 14: Connecting To An Audio Visual Device

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Connecting to an Audio Visual Device (1) Make sure that the power switch of the monitor is turned off. (2) Make sure that the power switch of the imaging device is turned off. (3) Use a commercially available cable and connector to connect the signal input terminal on the rear panel of this device and the signal output terminal of the imaging device.
  • Page 15 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Connecting to an Audio Visual Device (continued) Precautions when connecting the antenna • Please use a coaxial cable which is free from interference to connect the antenna. Avoid using a parallel flat feeder wire as interference may occur, causing reception to be unstable and stripe noise to appear on the screen. •...
  • Page 16: Connecting To A Pc

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Connecting to a PC (1) Make sure that the display signal of the personal computer to be used is compatible with the specifications of this device. • See "Product Specifications" concerning the specifications of this device. (2) Make sure that the power switch of the personal computer is turned off. (3) Connect the signal input terminal (RGB 1 or RGB 2) on the rear panel of this device to the display signal output terminal of the personal computer.
  • Page 17: Mounting The Speaker Unit (Option)

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Mounting the Speaker Unit (Option) CAUTION Make sure that the main power swich of the monitor is turned off (Standby, indicating lamp/Red) when removing or connecting the speaker cables. Mounting the Speaker System to the Monitor 1. Mounting the Speaker System to the Monitor Right Side Hook the clamps (3 pieces) into the holes as shown in the figure, and pull them down.
  • Page 18 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Mounting the Speaker Unit (Option) (continued) 4. Attach the speaker cables to speaker systems. How to connect Release Hold down Insert the wire the speaker the lever the lever cables (Speaker side) Speaker terminals Connect the copper - colored wire to the Red side.
  • Page 19: Mounting The Side Input

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Mounting the Side Input • With the speaker unit (option) 1. Mount the side input into the speaker holder. Hook the clamps (4 pieces) of the speaker holder B into the holes as shown in the figure and pull them down until it sounds click. Fasten the side input with the speaker holder by the screws.
  • Page 20: Power Cord Connection

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Power Cord Connection Connect the power cord, after completing all other connections..37 Connect the power cord, after completing all other connections..42, 32 Connect the power cord to this device. Connect the power cord plug to the power outlet. (The type of plug is different from this drawing for some countries.) CAUTION •...
  • Page 21: Operating Instructions

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Turning Power On and Off • To turn the monitor power ON, press the main power switch on the monitor main unit to ON, and then press the SUB POWER button of control panel or the power Indicating lamp button on the remote control.
  • Page 22: Input Switching

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) RECALL button RGB/VIDEO buttons INPUT SELECT button CHANNEL UP/DOWN buttons CHANNEL Input Switching UP/DOWN button • Input can be switched by pressing the AV1~6, RGB1 or RGB2 buttons of the remote control. PROGRAM • Input can be switched to TV by pressing channel SELECT buttons up/down buttons or program select buttons.
  • Page 23 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Size Switching (continude) Vertical picture position can be adjusted for [Panoramic], [Zoom] and [Cinema] mode as follows. 1. Press ZOOM button and SELECT buttons during picture size display. 2. Position display will appear. 3. Adjustment range of each picture size are as shown below. [Panoramic] - 12 to + 12 [Zoom] and [Cinema]...
  • Page 24: Volume Adjustment

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Volume Adjustment Audio Mute The volume can be adjusted by pressing the VOL+ and The audio volume can be temporarily mute by pressing VOL- buttons of the remote control (or the the MUTE button of the remote control. volume buttons of the monitor unit).
  • Page 25: Power Swivel

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Power Swivel • This feature controls the motorized stand, it allows turning the plasma display left or right using the remote control. CAUTION Make sure that the main power switch of the monitor is turned off when removing or connecting the power cord, the connector cables, and the speaker cables.
  • Page 26: Input Signal Screen Display

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Input Signal Screen Display RECALL button The input signal status can be displayed on the screen by pressing the RECALL button of the remote control. • The display will go out in approximately 6 seconds. TV position ABCDE Name Sound mode...
  • Page 27: Displaying Multi Picture

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) RECALL button INPUT SELECT button SELECT/ADJUST button CHANNEL UP/DOWN button Displaying MULTI PICTURE MULTI MODE MULTI PICTURE If the MULTI PICTURE button on the remote control is button button pressed, multi pictures will display. And then three types of the screen can be selected by pressing the MULTI MODE button on the remote control.
  • Page 28 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Displaying MULTI PICTURE (continued) Activating the Split mode from the video input screen Pressing the MULTI PICTURE button one time will display 2 pictures. • The speaker icon can be shifted left and right by pressing the SELECT buttons;...
  • Page 29: Picture Freezing

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) FREEZE button [Split] Picture Freezing When the FREEZE button on the remote control is pressed, the screen transfers into the freeze mode. • There are two types of freezing screen mode, Split and Strobe. These are possible to select at the “Freeze Mode”...
  • Page 30: Photo Input Display (37/42 Only)

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) ROTATE button PHOTO button PHOTO INPUT button SLIDE SHOW button Photo Input Display (37/42 only) With the PHOTO button on the remote control, the pictures from a digital camera or Card Reader can be displayed. Digital Camera USB cable USB Card Reader Operating the Photo Input...
  • Page 31 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Photo Input Display (37/42 only) (continued) Photo Input Function Buttons on Remote Control Function Operating Thumbnail-Size Image Display the pictures in the Thumbnail view, return PHOTO • Select the pictures by using ( ) key. to the previous input display during the full view. •...
  • Page 32 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Photo Input Display (37/42 only) (continued) CAUTION • The picture may not be displayed in case of editing by computers. • Do not connect any apparatus other than a digital camera and a USB card reader to the photo input connector. It causes the malfunction. •...
  • Page 33: Using The Menu Screen

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Using the Menu Screen RECALL button (On-screen display system) When the MENU button is pressed, the adjustment menu screen will be displayed; from there, PC signal MENU button adjustment and setting is possible by using the SELECT OK button button, ADJUST button and OK button.
  • Page 34: Setup Menu (Tv Mode)

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) SETUP MENU (TV mode) Picture Setup Auto Tuning Audio Manual Tuning Timer Fine Tuning Function MENU Sort Setup Teletext Language Language Auto Off Select Select Return OK Set Setup Setup Setup Auto Tuning Auto Tuning Manual Tuning Country Position Manual Tuning...
  • Page 35 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) SETUP MENU (TV mode) (continued) Selected characters Setup hint Auto Tuning Select the country name by SELECT buttons and press OK button. (Page1) (Page2) (Page3) Country • If some required stations could not be preset in this auto tuning function, select and preset the required station in the required position by the manual tuning operation.
  • Page 36: Setup Menu (Video Mode)

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) SETUP MENU (Video mode) Picture Setup Setup Audio System System 1 Colour System Timer Colour System Function Video Input Auto MENU Setup Scart Output Language RGB1 DVI-STB SECAM Select RGB2 Component OK Set HDTV Auto Select Return Select Return Exit...
  • Page 37: Setup Menu (Rgb Mode: Rgb1 (Dvi-Pc), Rgb2 (Rgb))

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) SETUP MENU (RGB mode: RGB1 (DVI-PC), RGB2 (RGB)) Picture Setup Audio Auto Adjust Adjust Timer Horizontal Position Function Vertical Position + 31 MENU Setup Horizontal Clock – 20 Language Clock Phase Select Reset Reset OK Set Select Return Exit Horizontal Position...
  • Page 38 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) SETUP MENU (RGB mode: RGB1 (DVI-PC), RGB2 (RGB)) (Continued) Selected characters Setup hint Vertical Filter Turn On when concerned about screen flicker. Movie Frequency Mode Set to Movie when viewing moving images on a personal computer. This should correspond to the signal mode of the signal from the DVI-PC DVI-STB RGB1...
  • Page 39: Function Menu

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) FUNCTION MENU AV monitor only MENU Picture Function Audio Screen Saver Timer Screen Wipe On 60Min. Function Function Black Side Panel Mode Display Setup Video Power Save ID Number Language Freeze Mode Split Inverse On 60Min. Select Default Zoom Panoramic Standby White...
  • Page 40: Picture Menu (Tv/Video Mode)

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) PICTURE MENU (TV/Video mode) Picture Picture Picture Mode Dynamic Audio Contrast Timer MENU Brightness Function Colour Setup Sharpness Language Select Colour Temperature Normal Contrast Mode Normal Reset Reset Picture Mode Dynamic Select Return Next/Prev Select Return Picture Picture Mode Dynamic Contrast...
  • Page 41 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) PICTURE MENU (TV/Video mode) (continued) Selected characters Setup hint Dynamic: This setting is best for very bright ambient lighting. Dynamic Natural Cinema Natural: This setting is for normal lighting conditions. Picture Mode Cinema: This setting is best for watching movie. Adjust for maximum visibility to suit the ambient brightness.
  • Page 42 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) PICTURE MENU (TV/Video mode) (continued) Selected characters Setup hint Turn On when the original balance of each colour is required to adjust Colour Management depending on the user’s preference. Magenta Magenta is weakened. Magenta is strengthened. Red is weakened. Red is strengthened.
  • Page 43: Picture Menu (Rbg Mode)

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) PICTURE MENU (RBG mode) Picture Picture Audio Contrast : + 31 Timer Brightness : – 31 Colour Function MENU Setup : + 31 Picture Enhancement : Off Language Select Colour Temperature : Normal Colour Temp.Adjust Reset Reset Contrast + 31 Select...
  • Page 44: Audio Menu

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) AUDIO MENU Picture Audio Audio Audio Mode : Movie Timer Treble : + 10 Function Bass : – 10 MENU Setup Balance Language Dynamic Bass : Middle Select Matrix Surround : Off Perfect Volume : Off Reset Reset Select Return...
  • Page 45: Timer Menu

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued) TIMER MENU Picture Timer Audio Off Timer 30Min. Timer On Timer : - - : - - Function Select Adjust Return MENU Setup Language Select OK Set Selected characters Setup hint --Min. 30Min. 60Min. This function automatically sets the power to standby status when the Off Timer indicated time period has elapsed.
  • Page 46: Other Functions

    OTHER FUNCTIONS Automatic Store Approximately 1 sec. after adjustment is completed, the adjustments will be recorded as shown in the table below. Menu Display Registration condition Menu Display Registration condition Picture Picture Mode 1 setting is registered. Function Screen Saver 1 setting is registered.
  • Page 47: Audio Switching

    OTHER FUNCTIONS (continued) AUDIO SWITCHING A2 / NICAM / Sound Multiplex (TV mode) • The CH I / II button is only useful for NICAM and sound multiplex signals. Otherwise pressing this button will have no effect. BILINGUAL / DUAL sound broadcast NICAM [II] When bilingual program is received, sound mode display appears in yellow as shown on right.
  • Page 48: Power Save Mode

    • You can use this remote control to operate the selected brand of DVD player by pressing the following buttons on the remote control simultaneously. <“DVD” Selection> Makers of DVD player Set Maker Set Type Makers of DVD player Set Maker Set Type HITACHI FUNAI Mitsubishi Pioneer ONKYO Panasonic ZENITH GREEN TOSHIBA...
  • Page 49: Signal Check

    OTHER FUNCTIONS (continued) DVD Player/STB Selection (continued) Set up hint Example) HITACHI DVD To operate HITACHI DVD player, press and hold the button, followed by the button. 1. Press button to indicate the lamp of DVD on the remote control.
  • Page 50: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Symptoms That Seemingly Appear to be Failures Make the checks suggested below depending on the symptoms observed. If the symptoms remain uncorrected, contact your dealer. WARNING Customer servicing can be hazardous. Symptom Point to check See page • No picture with the power-indicating lamp •...
  • Page 51 TROUBLESHOOTING (continued) Symptoms That Seemingly Appear to be Failures (continued) Symptom Point to check See page • There are locations on the screen that are different from • High-precision technology is used to manufacture the plasma the periphery (*). display panel, However in some cases, there are minor defects in –...
  • Page 52: Actions To Correct Abnormal Displays

    TROUBLESHOOTING (continued) Actions to Correct Abnormal Displays Depending on the kind of system equipment used, images may not be displayed normally. In this case, make the adjustments suggested below. (only for RGB2) Text displayed across the screen appears vertically streaked, with some characters blurred (Figure 1). Symptom 1 (RGB input).
  • Page 53: Product Specifications

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS This table shows the specifications when the optional video unit and tuner unit have been inserted. Display Approx. 32 inches (716 (H) x 399 (V) mm, Approx. 37 inches (814 (H) x 445 (V) mm, Approx. 42 inches (922 (H) x 522 (V) mm, dimensions diagonal 820mm) diagonal 930mm)
  • Page 54: Signal Input

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS (continued) Signal Input RGB terminal (D-sub 15-pin connector) Input signal R (P G or sync on green (Y) B (P No connection • When different kinds of input signals are simultaneously input to No connection the monitor via a graphics board or the like, the monitor will automatically select the signals in the following priority order: R.GND (P , GND)
  • Page 55: Recommended Signal List

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS (continued) Recommended Signal List Applicable video signals for input terminal (TV mode) Terminal RCA/S-video D-sub Remarks HDMI Signal CVBS S-video Component Component Refer to Setup Menu Refer to Setup Menu Refer to Setup Menu Refer to Setup Menu Refer to Setup Menu RGB1 Refer to Setup Menu...
  • Page 56 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS (continued) Recommended Signal List (continued) With Digital signal input Signal mode Horizontal Dot clock Setup Menu Condition frequency frequency Remarks Vertical frequency DVI-PC DVI-STB Signal Name Resolution (kHz) (MHz) (Hz) 640 X 400 70.08 31.47 25.18 640 X 480 59.94 31.47 25.18...
  • Page 57 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS (continued) Recommended Signal List (continued) With Digital RGB signal input (RGB1 input) Signal mode Horizontal Resolution Remarks Vertical frequency frequency (kHz) Signal Name Resolution (Hz) 640 X 400 70.08 31.47 25.18 640 X 480 59.94 31.47 25.18 864 X 480 59.94 31.47 34.24...
  • Page 58 Plasma screen and on the bottun of the AVC. Also, record where and when you purchased this T.V. This information will help any future queries you may have and should be used in all correspondence with Hitachi service centres. SERIAL NUMBER...
  • Page 59 Fax: +46 (0) 8 562 711 13 Tel: +39 02 38073415 Servizio Clienti Email: csgswe@hitachi-eu.com Fax: +39 02 48786381/2 Email: customerservice.italy@hitachi-eu.com HITACHI EUROPE S.A.S HITACHI EUROPE LTD (Norway) AB Lyon Office STRANDVEIEN 18 B.P. 45, 69671 BRON CEDEX 1366 Lysaker FRANCE...