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Users Guide

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Software Notice
Introduction & Contents
Page 2
TV Safety
Page 3
Battery Installation and Safety
Page 4
TV Installation
Page 5 - 6
TV Controls Overview
Page 7
Handset Layout
Page 8
Handset Functions
Page 9
Automatic Tuning Procedure
Page 10
Manual Tuning Procedure
Page 11 - 12
Picture and Audio Controls
Page 13 - 14
Page 15 - 16
NICAM Features
Page 17
Connecting External AV equipment
Page 18
Teletext, VCR & Set Top Box Operation
Page 19
Trouble Shooting Guide
Page 20
Your Guarantee
Page 21
Technical Specifications
Page 22
Environmental Notice from HITACHI
Page 23
It is prohibited for the end user of this product to copy, reverse engineer or
reverse compile the software included therein, save to the extent permitted by
Dear Hitachi Customer,
Congratulations on your purchase of the very latest `state of
the art' television from HITACHI. At 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. In the unlikely event
of a problem occurring on your TV, contact your dealer
immediately. Please read the Guarantee carefully.

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TV Safety
TV Safety
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 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 operation.
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
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 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.
DO read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
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.
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.
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.
To prevent scratching or damaging the tube face, do not knock or rub the surface with sharp or hard
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!

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Battery Installation
Battery Installation
Battery Safety Guidelines
Battery Safety Guidelines
Used correctly, batteries are a safe and dependable source of portable power. However, problems can
occur if they are misused or abused - resulting in leakage, or in extreme cases, fire or explosion. Here
are some simple guidelines to safe battery use designed to eliminate any such problems.
Take care to fit your
batteries correctly, observing
the plus `+' and minus `-'
marks on the battery and
appliance. Incorrect fitting
can cause leakage, or in
extreme cases, fire or
Replace the whole set of
batteries at the same time,
taking care not to mix old
and new batteries of
different types, since this
can result in leakage, or in
extreme cases, fire or
Store unused batteries in
their packaging and away
from metal objects which
may cause a short circuit
resulting in leakage, or in
extreme cases, fire or
Remove dead batteries from
equipment, and all batteries
from equipment that is to be
left for long periods of time
without any use. Otherwise
the batteries may leak and
cause damage.
Never dispose of batteries in
a fire as this can cause an
Respect the environment -
always dispose of batteries
in an environmentally friendly
Never attempt to recharge
ordinary batteries, either in a
charger or by applying heat to
them. They may leak, cause
fire or even explode.
Rechargeable NiCAD batteries
and chargers can be
purchased from any good High
Street electrical retailer.
Remove cover of handset by pressing
down on the cover marked
pulling in the direction of the arrow
Insert batteries into handset as shown
and replace cover.
1. When inserting the batteries make
sure the polarities are correct, that is,
`+' to `+', `-' to `-'.
2. Replace the batteries with the
equivalent `AA' type.
3. Discard old batteries safely, following
the battery safety guidelines.

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Before installing your TV please read the following important notes:
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 Television. This is to allow for adequate ventilation
during TV operation.
Don't allow soft furnishings such as curtains to be draped over the TV whilst in operation.
Never place the TV on to a carpet during normal operation - this could obstruct ventilation slots on the base
of the TV. Always place the TV on a flat surface , or if supplied, the stand accessory.
Failure to observe the above guidelines could result in serious overheating of your TV, or even, in extreme
cases, fire.
TV Installation
TV Installation
*A scart lead should be fitted between your TV and VCR to enhance your picture and sound quality. Scart
leads are essential if you have a stereo TV and VCR and wish to obtain stereo sound from your equipment. These
leads can be purchased from your Hitachi dealer or any good `High Street' electrical retailer.
Aerial (RF) Lead
Aerial (RF) Socket
Aerial (RF) Lead
Aerial (RF) Socket VCR
Aerial (RF) Socket TV
(RF) connector lead VCR to TV
*Optional Scart Lead TV
to VCR
wall socket
wall socket