IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................................ 1-6
FIRST TIME USE .................................................................................................................. 7-23
THE REMOTE CONTROL .................................................................................................. 24-27
ON-SCREEN DISPLAY........................................................................................................ 28-34
DTV USE ............................................................................................................................. 35-39
USEFUL INFORMATION .................................................................................................... 40-49
Operating Guide for 42HDF52
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Hitachi, Ltd. has determined that this
product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAFETY POINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
YOUR HITACHI PLASMA TELEVISION
Our reputation has been built on the quality, performance, and ease of service of HITACHI Plasma Televisions.
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 Plasma 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.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on this plasma television.
NOTE: This Plasma Television will display television closed captioning, (
), in accordance with
paragraph 15.119 of the FCC rules.
WARNING: · TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PLASMA TELEVISION TO RAIN OR
· THE PLASMA TELEVISION SHOULD NOT BE EXPOSED TO DRIPPING OR SPLASHING AND OBJECTS
FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES, SHOULD NOT BE PLACED ON THE TELEVISION.
NOTE: · Model and serial numbers are indicated on back side of the Plasma Television.
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 authority to operate the Plasma 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 America, Ltd. Home Electronics Division may void the user's authority to
operate the equipment.
THIS PLASMA TELEVISION IS DESIGNED TO OPERATE ON 120 VOLTS 60Hz, AC CURRENT. INSERT THE PLASMA
TELEVISION POWER CORD INTO A 120 VOLT 60Hz OUTLET.
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE THE PLASMA TELEVISION'S (POLARIZED) PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION
CORD, RECEPTACLE, OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES AND GROUND
TERMINAL CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
NEVER CONNECT THE PLASMA TELEVISION TO 50Hz, DIRECT CURRENT, OR ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE SPECIFIED
CAUTION: Never remove the back cover of the Plasma Television as this can expose you to very high
voltages and other hazards. If the television does not operate properly, unplug the Plasma Television and
call your authorized dealer or service center.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral
triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of
uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the product's enclosure
that may be of a sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION: NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
15. Televisions are designed to comply with the recommended
safety standards for tilt and stability.
Do not apply excessive pulling force to the front, or top, of the
cabinet which could cause the product to overturn resulting in
product damage and/or personal injury.
16. Follow instructions for wall, shelf or ceiling mounting as
recommended by the manufacturer.
17. An outdoor antenna should not be located in the vicinity of
overhead power lines or other electrical circuits.
18. If an outside antenna is connected to the receiver be sure
the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built up static charges.
Section 810 of the National Electric Code, ANSI/NFPA No.
70-1984, provides information with respect to proper grounding
for the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in
wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding connectors,
location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes and requirements for the grounding electrode.
Note to the CATV system installer: This reminder is provided to
call the CATV system installer's attention to Article 820-40 of the
NEC that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to
the grounding system of the building, as close to the point of
cable entry as practical.
Read before operating equipment
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on this television.
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer's instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one
wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades
and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong
are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit
into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use the attachments/accessories specified by the
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table specified by the manufacturer, or
sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used,
use caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing
is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not
operate normally, or has been dropped.
This product contains lead. Dispose of this product in accordance with applicable environmental laws. For product recycling and
disposal information, contact you local government agency or the Electronic Industries Alliance at www.eiae.org (in the US) or the
Electronic Product Stewardship Canada at www.epsc.ca (in Canada). For more information, call "1-800-HITACHI."
Do not place any objects on the top of the television which may fall or cause a child to climb to retrieve the objects.
PREVENTION OF SCREEN BURN
Continuous on-screen displays such as video games, stock market quotations, computer generated graphics, and other fixed
(nonmoving) patterns can cause permanent damage to television receivers. Such "SCREEN BURNS" constitute misuse and are
NOT COVERED by your HITACHI Factory Warranty.
PUBLIC VIEWING OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL
Public viewing of programs broadcast by TV stations and cable companies, as well as programs from other sources, may require
prior authorization from the broadcaster or owner of the video program material.
· This digital television is capable of receiving analog basic, digital basic and digital premium cable television programming by direct connection to a
cable system providing such programming. A CableCARD provided by your cable operator is required to view encrypted digital programming.
Certain advanced and interactive digital cable services such as video-on-demand, a cable operator's enhanced program guide and data-enhanced
television services may require the use of a set-top box. For more information call your local cable company.
· This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this
copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited consumer uses only
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
plug from the
This PDP TV 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. The meanings of these symbols are described below. It is important that you read these descriptions thoroughly and
fully understand the contents.
This symbol indicates information that, if ignored, could possibly result in personal injury or even death due to
This symbol indicates information that, if ignored, could result possibly in personal injury or physical damage due to
This symbol indicates an additional warning (including cautions). An illustration is provided to clarify the contents.
This symbol indicates a prohibited action. The contents will be clearly indicated in an illustration or nearby (the symbol to the left indicates
that disassembly is prohibited).
This symbol indicates a compulsory action. The contents will be clearly indicated in an illustration or nearby (the symbol to the left indicates
that the power plug should be disconnected from the power outlet).
Never use the Plasma Television if a problem should occur.
Abnormal operations such as smoke, strange odor, no image, no sound, excessive sound, damaged casing, elements, cables,
penetration of liquids or foreign matter, etc. can cause a fire or electrical shock.
In such case, immediately turn off the power switch and then disconnect the power plug from the power outlet. After making sure that the
smoke or odor has stopped, contact your dealer. Never attempt to make repairs yourself because this could be dangerous.
Do not insert liquids or foreign objects.
Penetration of liquids or foreign objects could result in fire or electrical shock. Use special caution in households where children are present.
If liquids or foreign objects should enter the projector, immediately turn off the power switch, disconnect the power plug from the power outlet
and contact your dealer.
· Do not place the PDP TV in a bathroom.
· Do not expose the PDP TV to rain or moisture.
· Do not place flower vases, pots, cups, cosmetics, liquids such as water, etc on or around the PDP TV.
· Do not place metals, combustibles, etc on or around the PDP TV.
Never disassemble or modify the Plasma Television.
The PDP TV contains high voltage components. Modification could result in fire or electrical shock.
· Never remove any fixed cover.
Do not give the Plasma Television any shock or impact.
If the PDP TV should be shocked and/or broken, it could result in an injury, and continued use could result in fire or electrical shock.
If the glass panel is broken or damaged, immediately turn off the power switch, disconnect the power plug from the power outlet and contact
Do not place the Plasma Television on an unstable surface.
If the PDP TV should be dropped and/or broken, it could result in an injury, and continued use could result in fire or electrical shock.
· Do not place the monitor on an unstable, slant or vibrant surface such as a wobbly or inclined stand.
Do not obstruct the ventilation of the Plasma Television.
If the ventilation is obstructed during the operation of the monitor or just after switching off the power, it could result in damage and shorten
the lifespan of your PDP TV due to overheating. Make sure there is ample ventilation.
· Keep a space of 100mm (10cm) or more between the sides, rear and top of the PDP TV and other objects such as walls.
· Do not place anything around ventilation openings of the PDP TV.
· Never block ventilation openings.
· Do not put the plasma screen side up.
· Do not cover the PDP TV with a tablecloth, etc.
· Do not place the PDP TV on a carpet or bedding, or near a curtain.
Use only the correct power outlet.
Incorrect power supply could result in fire or electrical shock. Use only the correct power outlet depending on the indication on the PDP TV
and the safety standard.
· The enclosed power cord must be used depending on the power outlet to be used.