AVC (Audio Video Control Center) & Plasma Display Monitor
Operating Guide for 42HDX61, 55HDX61
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................................ 2-3
FIRST TIME USE .................................................................................................................. 4-26
THE REMOTE CONTROL .................................................................................................. 27-50
ON-SCREEN DISPLAY........................................................................................................ 51-78
USING THE RGB INPUT OF THE PLASMA TV ................................................................ 79-88
USEFUL INFORMATION INDEX ........................................................................................ 89-99
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. Plasma television consists of AVC center and display monitor.
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
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
· There are no user serviceable parts inside the AVC center/display monitor.
· Model and serial numbers are indicated on back side of the AVC center/display monitor.
THIS PLASMA TELEVISION IS DESIGNED TO OPERATE ON 120 VOLTS 60Hz, AC CURRENT. INSERT
THE AVC CENTER AND DISPLAY MONITOR 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 AVC CENTER/DISPLAY MONITOR TO 50Hz, DIRECT CURRENT, OR ANYTHING
OTHER THAN THE SPECIFIED VOLTAGE.
CAUTION: Never remove the back cover of the AVC center/display monitor 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.
This Plasma Television 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
expressly approved by HITACHI could void the user's authority to operate the Plasma 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.
· 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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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 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 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.
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
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.
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
(NEC ART 250 PART H)
NEC NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
PREVENTION OF SCREEN BURN
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.
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.
Do not place any objects on the top of the television which may fall or cause a child to climb to retrieve the objects.
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."
· This digital television is capable of receiving analog basic, digital basic and digital premium cable television programming by direct con-
nection 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
· 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.
1. Remote Control Unit CLU-3841WL (P# HL02061).
6. Monitor Connection Cable (P# EW07883).
2. Simple Remote Control Unit CLU-122S (P# HLO1863).
7. Two IR Mouse cables (P# EY01641).
3. Two "AA" size, 1.5V batteries (P# FQ00021).
8. 55" Table Top Stand (TTB55) (P# QJ01442K) (Optional).
4. Two "AAA" size, 1.5V batteries (P# FR00061).
9. Sub Woofer Cable (P# VZ11701).
5. Power Cord:
10. Cleaning Cloth (P# MS00931).
11. Speaker wires (for monitor speakers).
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" and "AAA" size batteries for the remote control and
Simple Remote Control respectively. 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.
Press down and slide back
Lift up on tab to
remove back cover.
(Simple Remote Control)
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace with the same or equivalent type.
Ceiling mounting is not recommended.
Mounting the panel on the ceiling does not provide adequate
ventilation for the electronics or proper support for the front glass panel. This plasma television product is
designed for a maximum tilting angle of 45 degrees from vertical.
This TTB55 stand for use only with Hitachi 55HDX61. Use with other apparatus is capable of resulting in
instability causing possible injury. See important marking located on bottom of stand.
TTB55 Table Top Stand
Check to make sure you have the following accessories before disposing of the packing material.
Securing to a table-top
Using wood screws (two) fasten the set to the clamping screw holes on the rear of the Plasma Display stand as shown below.
Using commercially available wood screws, secure the set firmly in position.
HOW TO SETUP YOUR NEW HITACHI PLASMA TELEVISION
To take measures to prevent the Plasma Display from tipping over and prevent possible injury it is important to mount the unit
in a stable place.
Caution when moving the main unit
As this product is heavy, whenever it is moved, two people are required to transport it safely. Whenever the unit is moved it should be
lifted forward using the two handgrips at the back for the 42", and at the top and base on both sides of the 55" for stability. When moving
the Display Monitor, lift the handles and the bottom frame as shown below. Do not grab the speakers or the back cover when lifting.
Securing to a wall
Keep the Plasma Display monitor four inches away from the
wall except those hung to the wall mount bracket.
Secure the monitor to the wall as shown below.
10cm (4 inches) or more
1. Do not block the ventilation holes of the Plasma Display monitor or the AVC center. Blocking the ventilation holes might cause fire
2. The plasma television has two AC cords, one on the AVC center and the other on the Plasma Display monitor. In case of an
abnormal symptom, unplug both AC cords.
3. If you purchased the wall mount bracket option, please ask for professional installer. Do not install by yourself.
Unless your Plasma Television is connected to a cable TV system or to a centralized antenna system, a good outdoor color 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.
String or Wire