WIDE SCREEN COLOUR TELEVISION
Introduction & Contents
Remote Control Handset Layout
Remote Control Handset Guide
Battery Safety & Installation
General TV Controls Overview
Automatic Tuning Procedure
Manual Tuning Procedure
Picture & Audio Controls
Wide Screen Modes
External Equipment Connection
Teletext & VCR Operation
Trouble Shooting Guide
Dear Hitachi Customer,
Congratulations on your purchase of the very latest `state of the
art' wide screen television from HITACHI. We pride ourselves on producing high quality televisions with
outstanding picture and audio capabilities, coupled with Hitachi's reputation for superior reliability.
You should enjoy many years of trouble free operation from your TV. Take some time to read the Operating
Guide thoroughly, and if you encounter any difficulty, firstly refer to the Trouble Shooting guide at the rear
of this manual. If, in the unlikely event of a problem occurring on your TV, contact your dealer immediate-
ly. Please read the Guarantee carefully.
Use the boxes provided below to record your TV's Model and Serial Nº (these are found on the rating
plate located on the rear of the TV). Also, record where and when you purchased this TV. This will speed
any future queries you may have and should be used in all correspondence with Hitachi service centres.
The remote control handset supplied has several dual functions. These functions are mainly used for operations whilst in tele-
text mode. The Teletext modes and functions are in
*Bold Italic type and all functions are briefly explained below.
TV Button -
This enables the viewer to return to normal TV operation.
Used to switch the TV on and off for short periods of time. Use ON/OFF
button on TV for longer periods of inactivity (see environmental notes on page 25)
Used for direct programme selection (enter a second digit within 2 seconds for
programme numbers above 10 i.e. to obtain programme number 29 enter 2 and
Teletext 3 digit entry.
Press Recall to view current TV status.
Press Hold to freeze Teletext pages.
Allows the user to access a subtitle service directly (subject to Subtitle service broadcasting).
Also used to set various Wide Screen subtitle formats (see page 18).
The Update button restores the TV screen whilst a Teletext page is searched.
Used whilst in Teletext mode to reveal hidden pages i.e. quiz pages etc..
In TV mode swaps between previous and current programme numbers.
In Teletext mode this feature allows the user to recall the last 4 Teletext pages.
The TV/AV button allows the user to select either a TV or external source signal
i.e. a camcorder etc..
This button also has a colour coded teletext function and OSD function.
Used to select between Wide Screen formats.
Used to expand text pages.
The INDEX function is used whilst in Fastext mode and displays the magazine
page on view. The EPG function is not available on this model.
The following VCR controls operate Hitachi VCR equipment only.
Used to switch the VCR on and off for short periods of time.
Press to stop the VCR tape.
Press to rewind a VCR tape.
Press to play a VCR tape.
Press to fast forward a VCR tape.
When in normal TV operation this button allows the user to step down programme
numbers in sequence. In MENU mode this button is the cursor down key.
When in normal TV operation this button allows the user to reduce the TV volume.
In MENU mode this button is the cursor left key.
When in normal TV operation this button allows the user to increase the TV
volume. In MENU mode this button is the cursor right key.
The MENU button when pressed allows the user to access the TV's menu system.
When in normal TV operation this button allows the user to step up programme
numbers in sequence. In MENU mode this button is the cursor up key.
*The P+/P- buttons can also step forward or back a page whilst in Teletext mode.
This button allows the user to display the current time on-screen,
also has a
colour coded teletext function and OSD function.
Allows the user to directly input known broadcasting CH or frequency numbers.
Press to select between Stereo Normal and Stereo Wide modes,
also has a
colour coded teletext function and OSD function.
This button allows the user to select a dual language function
(subject to availability)and switches from Mono to Stereo reception,
also has a colour
coded teletext function and OSD function
This feature allows the user to mute the sound temporarily.
When pressed this button enables the Teletext service.
OSD (On Screen Display).
DO observe the manufacturers instructions when connecting extension leads to your TV. The fuse should be a 5
Amp fuse with the safety symbols
displayed. If you are in any doubt about the
extension installation, please consult a competent electrician.
This television 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.
DO NOT cut off the fitted mains plug as it may contain a special radio interference filter, the removal of
which could lead to impaired performance. If you wish to extend the lead, obtain an appropriate
extension lead or consult your dealer.
DO NOT continue to operate the equipment if you are in any doubt about it working normally or if it is
damaged in any way - switch off, withdraw the mains plug and consult your dealer.
IF you intend placing this TV into a cabinet or a wall alcove, please ensure there is at least a 100mm
(10cm) gap to the sides, rear and top of the TV. This is to allow for adequate ventilation during your TV's
DO NOT leave equipment switched on when it is unattended unless it is specifically stated that it is designed
for unattended operation or has a stand-by mode. Switch off using the switch on the equipment and show your
family how to do this. Make special arrangements for infirm or handicapped people.
DO NOT obstruct the ventilation of the equipment, for example with curtains or soft furnishings.
Overheating will cause damage and shorten the lifespan of your equipment.
DO NOT use makeshift stands and NEVER fix legs with wood screws - to ensure complete safety, always
fit the manufacturers approved stand or legs with the fixings provided according to the instructions.
DO NOT allow electrical equipment to be exposed to rain or moisture.
NEVER let anyone, especially children, push anything into holes, slots, or any
other opening in the case - this could result in a fatal electrical shock.
NEVER guess or take chances with electrical equipment of any kind -it is better to
be safe than sorry!
DO be careful with any glass panels or doors on equipment.
DO consult your dealer if you are in any doubt about installation, operation or safety of your equipment.
DO place your TV on a flat surface, or if supplied, the stand accessory.
DO NOT remove any fixed cover as this may expose dangerous voltages.
DO ensure that all connections, (including the mains plug, extension leads and inter-connections between the
pieces of equipment), are properly made and in accordance with the manufacturers instructions
. Switch off and
withdraw the mains plug before making or changing connections.
DO NOT listen to headphones at high volume, as such use can permanently damage your hearing.
DO read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
DO NOT use equipment such as personal stereos or radios so that you are distracted from the
requirements of traffic safety. It is illegal to watch television whilst driving.
DO NOT place hot objects such as candles or nightlights on, or close to, equipment. High
temperatures can melt plastic and lead to fires.
Should you require to replace the fuse in the moulded mains plug with a new fuse then please replace with one
of the same value, type and approval as the original. Ensure the fuse cover is returned to its original position.
To prevent scratching or damaging the tube face, do not knock or rub the surface with hard or sharp
objects, Clean the screen with a soft cloth moistened with warm water and dry with a soft cloth. A mild
soap may be used if the screen is extremely dirty. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners!
DO NOT place objects filled with liquids, e.g. a vase, on, or close to the equipment, to avoid spillages into
the inside of the apparatus.