PROJECTION COLOR TV
FIRST TIME USE
USEFUL INFORMATION INDEX
SET UP CUSTOM
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 tri-
angle, 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 mainte-
nance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS PROJECTION TELEVISION 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 haz-
ards. If the television does not operate properly, unplug the television and call your authorized dealer or ser-
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 not express-
ly 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. This television set is equipped with a
polarized alternating-current line plug
(a plug having one blade wider than
the other.) This plug will fit into the
power outlet only one way. This is a
safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug fully into the outlet, try
reversing the plug. If the plug should
still fail to fit, contact your electrician
to replace your obsolete outlet. Do
not defeat the safety purpose of the
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. Do not allow anything to rest on or
roll over the power cord, and do not
place the television where the
power cord is subject to traffic or
abuse. This may result in a shock
or fire hazard.
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. If liquid has been spilled into the
television set, unplug it from the
wall outlet and refer service to
qualified service personnel.
9. Do not subject your television to
impact of any kind. Be careful not to
damage the picture tube surface.
¥ Read all of these instructions.
SAFETY POINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
¥ Save these instructions for later use.
YOUR HITACHI PROJECTION TELEVISION
¥ Follow all warnings and instructions marked
on the television.
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.
Unplug the television from the
wall outlet before cleaning. Use a
damp cloth for cleaning. Do not
use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
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. An appliance and cart combination
should be moved with care.
Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the
appliance and cart combination
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.
Never cover the slots or openings
with cloth or other material.
12. Do not use the television near
water, for example, near a bathtub,
washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry
tub, in a wet basement, or near a
swimming pool, etc.
Never expose the television to
rain or water. If the set has been
exposed to rain or water, unplug
television from wall outlet and
refer to qualified service person-
(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.
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 ART 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
This television should be operat-
ed 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. For televisions
designed to operate from battery
power, refer to the operating
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
Do not use attachments not
recommended by the television
manufacturer as they may cause
FOR SERVICING AND MODIFICATION
If replacement parts are required,
be sure the service technician has
used replacement parts specified
by the manufacturer that have the
same characteristics as the original
part. Unauthorized substitutions
may result in fire, electric shock, or
Upon completion of any service or
repairs to the television, ask the
service technician to perform
determine that the television is in
safe operating condition.
Check to make sure you have the following accessories before disposing of the packing material.
1. Remote Control Unit CLU-436UI (Part No. HL00728).
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.
Slide out to remove