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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. If, in the unlikely event of a problem occurring on
your TV, contact your dealer immediately. Please read the
Guarantee carefully, this is found on page 24.
TV Introduction
TV Introduction
Introduction & Contents
Page 2
TV Safety
Page 3
Battery Safety & Installation
Page 4
TV Installation
Page 5
General TV Controls Overview
Page 6
Automatic Tuning Procedure
Page 7 - 8
Manual Tuning Procedure
Page 9 - 11
Picture & Audio Controls
Page 12 - 13
Feature Menu
Page 14
NICAM Features
Page 15
Widescreen Modes
Page 16 - 17
Handset Layout
Page 18
Handset Functions
Page 19
Connecting External AV equipment
Page 20 - 21
Teletext & VCR Operation
Page 22
Trouble Shooting Guide
Page 23
Your Guarantee
Page 24
Technical Specifications
Page 25
Environmental Notice from HITACHI
Page 26

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TV Safety
TV Safety
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.

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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 explosion.
Replace the whole set of
batteries at one time, taking
care not to mix old and new
batteries of different types,
since this can result in leak-
age, or in extreme cases, fire
or explosion.
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 explo-
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
fire as this can cause an
Respect the environment -
always dispose of batteries in
an environmentally friendly
Never attempt to recharge ordi-
nary batteries, either in a charg-
er 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.
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.
Remove cover of handset by lifting up the cover at the recess.
Insert batteries into handset as shown and replace cover.

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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 in extreme cases, even 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.
Step 1.
Connecting your TV to the mains socket.
(Please read the Safety Notes on page 3 with reference
to unattended operation).
Insert Plug and
Switch on
Step 2.
TV only installation.
Step 3.
Installation via a VCR.
Aerial (RF) Lead
Aerial (RF) Socket
Aerial (RF) Lead
Aerial (RF) Socket VCR
Aerial (RF) Socket TV
(RF) connecter lead VCR to TV
*Optional Scart Lead TV
to VCR
wall socket
wall socket