PROJECTION COLOR TV
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FIRST TIME USE
USEFUL INFORMATION INDEX
As an ENERGY STAR¤ Partner, Hitachi, Ltd. has determined that this
product meets the ENERGY STAR¤ guidelines for energy efficiency.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on this projection 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
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
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
¥There are no user serviceable parts inside the television.
¥Model and serial numbers are indicated on back side of the television.
¥This television is not intended for use in a computer room.
This projection television is designed to operate on 120 Volts 60Hz, AC current.
Insert 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
NEVER CONNECT THE TELEVISION TO 50HZ, DIRECT CURRENT, OR ANYTHING
OTHER THAN THE SPECIFIED VOLTAGE.
CAUTION: Never remove the back cover of the television as this can expose you to very high voltages and other
hazards. 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
expressly approved by HITACHI could void the user s warranty.
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
1. Do not defeat the safety purpose of
the polarized or grounding-type plug.
A polarized plug has two blades with
grounding type plug has two blades
and a third grounding prong.
wide blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety.
provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
2. When the power cord or plug is
damaged or frayed, unplug the
television from the wall outlet and
refer servicing to qualified service
3. Do not overload wall outlets and
extension cords as this can result in
fire or electric shock.
4. Protect the power cord from being
walked on or pinched particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles,
and the point where they exit from
5. Do not attempt to service the
television yourself as opening or
removing covers may expose you
to dangerous voltage or other
hazards. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel.
6. Never push objects of any kind into
the television s cabinet slots as they
may touch dangerous voltage points
or short out parts that could result in
a fire or electric shock. Never spill
liquid of any kind on the television.
7. If the television has been dropped or
the cabinet has been damaged,
unplug the television from the wall
outlet and refer servicing to qualified
8. Refer all servicing to qualified
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 the
been exposed to rain or moisture,
does not ooperate normally, or
has been dropped.
9. Do not subject your television to
impact of any kind. Be careful not to
damage the picture tube surface.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
¥ Read these instructions.
SAFETY POINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
¥ Keep these instructions.
YOUR HITACHI PROJECTION TELEVISION
¥ Heed all warnings.
¥ Follow all instructions.
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 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 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.
Clean only with dry cloth
11-1. Do not place the television on an
unstable cart, stand, or table. The
serious injury to a child or an
adult, and serious damage to the
appliance. Use only with a cart or
manufacturer, or sold with the
television. Wall or shelf mounting
should follow the manufacturer s
instructions, and should use a
mounting kit approved by the
11-2. Use only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table specified
by the manufacturer, or sold with
When a cart is
used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
FOR YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY
14. Avoid dusty places. Accumulated
dust inside the chassis may cause
failure of the television when high
15. The television has slots or openings
purposes which provide reliable
the receiver and
overheating. These openings must
not be blocked or covered.
openings. Install in accordance with
the manufacturer s instructions.
Never cover the slots or openings
with cloth or other material.
12. Do not use this apparatus near
Never expose the television to
rain or water. If the set has been
exposed to rain or water, unplug
television from wall outlet and
(artificial or sunlight) does not
shine directly on the screen.
PROTECTION AND LOCATION OF YOUR TELEVISION
Never block the bottom ventilation
slots of the television by placing it on
a bed, sofa, rug, etc.
Do not install near any heat sources
such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
Never place the television near or
over a radiator or heat generator.
Never place the television in a built-in
enclosure unless proper ventilation
Picture Burn Prevention
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 projection television receivers. Such PATTERN
BURNS constitute misuse and are NOT COVERED by your HITACHI Factory Warranty.
When using Picture-in-Picture function, the sub-picture should not be left permanently in one corner of the screen or a
PATTERN BURN may develop over a long period of time.
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.
PROTECTION AND LOCATION OF YOUR TELEVISION
16-1. If an outside antenna is connected
to the television, be sure the
antenna system is grounded so as
to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built-up static
National Electrical Code, NFPA
No. 70-1975, provides information
with respect to proper grounding
structure, grounding of the lead-in
wire to an antenna discharge unit,
size of grounding conductors,
location of antenna discharge unit
electrode, and requirements for
the grounding electrode.
16-2. Note to CATV system installer:
(Only for television with CATV
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
system of the building, as close
to the point of cable entry as
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
(NEC PART 250 PART H)
NEC NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
17. An outside antenna system should
not be located in the vicinity of
overhead power lines or other
electrical lights or power circuits,
or where it can fall into such power
lines or circuits. When installing an
outside antenna system, extreme
care should be taken to keep from
touching such power lines or
circuits as contact with them might
television during a lightning storm,
or when it is unused for long
periods of time, unplug it from the
wall outlet and disconnect antenna.
This will prevent damage due to
lightning and power-line surges.
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL
operated only from the type of
power source indicated on the
marking label. If you are not sure
of the type of power supply at
your home, consult your dealer or
local power company.
If the television does not operate
normally by following the operating
instructions, unplug the television
from the wall outlet and refer
Adjust only those
controls that are covered in the
instructions as improper adjustment
of other controls may result in
damage and will often require
extensive work by a qualified
service technician to restore the
television to normal operation.
OPERATION OF YOUR TELEVISION
If your television is to remain
unused for a period of time, (such
as when going on a holiday), turn
the television OFF and unplug it
from the wall outlet.
If you are unable to restore
normal operation by following
the detailed procedure in your
operating instructions, do not
attempt any further adjustments.
Unplug the television and call
your dealer or service technician.
IF THE TELEVISION DOES NOT OPERATE PROPERLY
damaged or fails, or if there is a
distinct change in performance
that indicates a need for service,
unplug the television and have it
checked by a qualified service
It is normal for some televisions to
make occasional snapping or
popping sounds, particularly when
being turned on or off. If the
snapping or popping is continuous
or frequent, unplug the set and
consult your dealer or service
recommended by the television
manufacturer as they may cause
FOR SERVICING AND MODIFICATION
26. If replacement parts are
be sure the service technician has
used replacement parts specified by
the manufacturer that have the
same characteristics as the original
may result in fire, electric shock, or
27. Upon completion of any service or
repairs to the television, ask the
routine safety checks to determine
1. Remote Control Unit CLU-5711TSI (Part No. HL01641), or
Remote Control Unit CLU-5713TSI (Part No. HL01643).
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.
CUSTOM HITACHI TELEVISION STAND
Excellent for VCR and video-tape storage.
Special features include smoked glass doors
and an adjustable shelf. Available in shark grey.
CAUTION: Television stand model SP-43H is designed for use with a 43 inch or smaller television set. Use of a smaller
stand, a non Hitachi recommended stand or a generic stand may result in instability, causing possible injury.