PROJECTION COLOR TV
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FIRST TIME USE
THE REMOTE CONTROL
USEFUL INFORMATION INDEX
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Hitachi, Ltd. has determined that this
product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.
SAFETY POINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
YOUR HITACHI TELEVISION
Our reputation has been built on the quality, performance, and ease of service of HITACHI televisions.
Safety is also foremost in our minds in the design of these units. To help you operate these products properly, this sec-
tion 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 television.
Please fill out your warranty card and mail it to HITACHI. This will enable HITACHI to notify you promptly in the improb-
able event that a safety problem should be discovered in your product model.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on this television.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral tri-
angle, 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 mainte-
nance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS TELEVISION TO RAIN
· There are no user serviceable parts inside the television.
· Model and serial numbers are indicated on back side of the television.
THIS TELEVISION IS DESIGNED TO OPERATE ON 120 VOLTS 60Hz, AC CURRENT. INSERT THE
POWER CORD INTO A 120 VOLT 60Hz OUTLET.
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE THE 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 TELEVISION TO 50Hz, DIRECT CURRENT, OR ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE
CAUTION: Never remove the back cover of the television as this can expose you to very high voltages and other haz-
ards. If the television does not operate properly, unplug the television and call your authorized dealer or
This television receiver will display television closed captioning, (
), in accordance with
paragraph 15.119 of the FCC rules.
CAUTION: Adjust only those controls that are covered in the instructions, as improper changes or modifications not express-
ly approved by HITACHI could void the user's authority to operate the television.
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.
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 accor-
dance 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 produce heat.
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 obsolete outlet.
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 man-
ufacturer, 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
15. Televisions are designed to comply with the recom-
mended 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 over-
turn 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 vicin-
ity 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
Section 810 of the National Electric
Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70-1984, provides information
with respect to proper grounding for the mast and sup-
porting 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 ground-
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 sys-
tem of the building, as close to the point of cable entry
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
(NEC ART 250 PART H)
NEC NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
Do not place any objects on the top of the television
which may fall or cause a child to climb to retrieve
Disposal of this product may require specific
instructions pertaining to your resident state. For
disposal or recycling information, please contact
your local authorities or the Electronic Industries
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.
Projection TV's are heavy and can mark or damage floor surfaces (especially wood flooring) if moved improperly. Do not
slide or force TV into position. Always roll TV allowing casters at bottom of unit to help steer and position the TV.
PREVENTION OF SCREEN BURN
·Images should be viewed mostly in 4:3 Standard picture format or zoomed to fill the screen with moving pictures. Use of top
and bottom panels during 16:9 Standard picture formats should only be 15% of your total viewing time to prevent uneven aging
of the phosphors. Phosphors in the lighted area of the picture will age more rapidly than the gray areas.
· The use of panels and other continuous on-screen displays such as video games, stock market quotations, computer generated
graphics, and other fixed (non-moving) patterns can cause permanent damage to television receivers. Such "SCREEN BURNS"
constitute misuse and are NOT COVERED by your HITACHI Factory Warranty.
· When using the Picture-in-Picture function, the sub-picture should not be left permanently in one corner of the screen or a
"SCREEN BURN" may develop over a long period of time.
1. Remote Control Unit is either CLU-4321UG (Part No. HL01831) or CLU-4324UG (Part No. HL01834).
2. Two "AA" size, 1.5V batteries (For Remote Control Unit).
REMOTE CONTROL BATTERY INSTALLATION AND REPLACEMENT
1. Open the battery cover of the remote control by pushing the notched part of the cover with your fingers and pulling the
2. Insert two new "AA" size batteries for the remote control. When replacing old batteries, push them towards the springs
and lift them out.
3. Match the batteries to the (+) and (-) marks in the battery compartment.
4. Replace the cover.
Lift up on tab to
remove back cover.
Check to make sure you have the following accessories before disposing of the packing material.
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace with the same or equivalent type.
CAUTION: Television model 43F300 for use only with Hitachi's 43" Television Stand model SP-43T. Use with other stands
is capable of resulting in instability causing possible injury.
SWAP PIP MODE
ASPECT VIRTUAL HD
HOW TO SET UP YOUR NEW HITACHI PROJECTION TV
CAUTION: Magnetic fields, such as those of external speakers, may cause the picture to distort if they are placed too close
to the television. Move the magnetic field source away from the television until there is no picture distortion.
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.
Select an area where sunlight or bright indoor illumination will not fall directly on the picture screen. Also, be sure that the location
selected allows a free flow of air to and from the perforated back cover of the set.
To avoid cabinet warping, cabinet color changes, and increased chance of set failure, do not place the TV where temperatures can
become excessively hot, for example, in direct sunlight or near a heating appliance, etc.
The major benefit of the HITACHI Projection Television is its large viewing screen. To see this large screen at its best, test various
locations in the room to find the optimum spot for viewing.
The best picture is seen by sitting directly in front of the TV and about 10 to 18 feet from the screen. Picture brightness decreases as
the viewer moves to the left and right of the receiver.
During daylight hours, reflections from outside light may appear on the screen. If so, drapes or screens can be used to reduce the
reflection or the TV can be located in a different section of the room.
If the TV's audio output will be connected to a Hi-Fi system's external speakers, the best audio performance will be obtained by placing
the speakers equidistant from each side of the receiver cabinet and as close as possible to the height of the picture screen center. For
best stereo separation, place the external speakers at least four feet from the side of the TV, place the surround speakers to the side or
behind the viewing area. Differences in room sizes and acoustical environments will require some experimentation with speaker
placement for best performance.