TM TECHNOLOGY REAR PROJECTION TELEVISION
USING THE DLP
REAR PROJECTION TV AS A PC
FIRST TIME USE
THE REMOTE CONTROL
ULTRATEC BIT MAP
ON SCREEN DISPLAY
PLUG AND PLAY
AGENCY REGULATORY INFORMATION
Digital Light Processing, DLP, Digital Micromirror Device and DMD are trademarks of Texas Instruments.
The DLP logo is a trademanrk of Texas Instruments.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on this Rear 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 PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS REAR PROJECTION TELEVISION TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
¥There are no user serviceable parts inside the Rear Projection Television.
¥Model and serial numbers are indicated on back side of the Rear Projection
This Rear Projection Television is designed to operate on 120 Volts 60Hz, AC
current. Insert power cord into a 120 Volt 60Hz outlet.
TELEVISION S PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE, OR OTHER OUTLET
UNLESS THE BLADES AND GROUND TERMINAL CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO
PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
NEVER CONNECT THE DLP
REAR PROJECTION TELEVISION TO 50HZ, DIRECT
CURRENT, OR ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE SPECIFIED VOLTAGE.
CAUTION: Never remove the back cover of the Rear Projection Television as this can expose you to very high voltages
and other hazards. If the Rear Projection Television does not operate properly, unplug the Rear Projection
Television and call your authorized dealer or service shop.
This Rear Projection Television receiver will display closed captioning, (
), in accordance
with paragraph 15.119 of the FCC rules.
Adjust only those controls that are covered in the instructions, as improper changes or modifications
not 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
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT
FOR YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY
1. This Rear Projection 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 power 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 polarized plug.
2. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed,
unplug the Rear Projection Television set 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 Rear Projection
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 Rear Projection
Television set yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or
other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified
6. Never push objects of any kind into the Rear
Projection Television sets 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 Rear Projection
If the Rear Projection Television set has been
dropped or the cabinet has been damaged, unplug
the Rear Projection Television set from the wall
outlet and refer servicing to qualified service
If liquid has been spilled into the Rear Projection
Television set, unplug it from the wall outlet and
refer service to qualified service personnel.
Do not subject your Rear Projection Television set
to impact of any kind. Be careful not to damage the
10. Unplug the Rear Projection Television set 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 Rear Projection Television set
on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The Rear
Projection Television set may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or an adult, and serious
damage to the appliance. Use only with a cart or
stand recommended by the manufacturer, or
sold with the Rear Projection Television set. Wall
manufacturer s instructions, and should use a
mounting kit approved by the manufacturer.
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 to overturn.
SAFETY POINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR
¥ Read all of these instructions.
HITACHI REAR PROJECTION TELEVISION
¥ Save these instructions for later use.
¥ Follow all warnings and instructions marked
on the Rear Projection Television receiver.
Our reputation has been built on the quality, performance, and ease of service of HITACHI Rear Projection Television receivers.
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 Rear Projection Television receiver.
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.
15. The set has slots or openings in the cabinet for
operation of the receiver and protect the Rear
Projection Television from overheating. These
openings must not be blocked or covered.
¥Never cover the slots or openings with cloth or
Never block the bottom ventilation slots of the set
by placing it on a bed, sofa, rug, etc.
Never place the set near or over a radiator or heat
Never place the set in a built-in enclosure, unless
proper ventilation is provided.
PROTECTION AND LOCATION OF YOUR SET
12. Do not use the Rear Projection Television set 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 set to rain or water. If the set has
been exposed to rain or water, unplug set from wall
outlet and refer to qualified service personnel.
13. Choose a place where light (artificial or sunlight)
does not shine directly on the screen.
14. Avoid dusty places, since accumulated dust inside
the chassis may cause failure of the set when high
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.
When placing your projection color television against a wall, make sure the back of your television is 5 inches away from
the wall to ensure proper air ventilation.
PROTECTION AND LOCATION OF YOUR REAR PROJECTION TELEVISION
16-1. If an outside antenna is connected
to the Rear Projection Television,
be sure the antenna system is
grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges
Electrical Code, NFPA No. 70-
1975, provides information with
respect to proper grounding of the
mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an
antenna discharge unit, size of
grounding conductors, location of
antenna discharge unit connection
requirements for the grounding
16-2. Note to CATV system installer:
Television with CATV reception).
This reminder is provided to call
attention to Article 820-40 of the
NEC that provides guidelines for
cable ground shall be connected
to the grounding system of the
building, as close to the point of
cable entry as practical.
(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
18. For added protection for the Rear
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
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL
This Rear Projection Television
should be 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 Rear Projection
Television does not operate
operating instructions, unplug
the Rear Projection Television
from the wall outlet and refer
servicing to qualified service
Adjust only those
controls that are covered in the
adjustment of other controls may
result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a
Television to normal operation.
OPERATION OF YOUR TELEVISION
If your Rear Projection Television
is to remain unused for a period of
time, (such as when going on a
holiday), turn the Rear Projection
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.
Television and call your dealer or
IF THE TELEVISION DOES NOT OPERATE PROPERLY
Whenever the Rear Projection
Television is damaged or fails, or
if there is a distinct change in
performance that indicates a need
for service, unplug the Rear
Projection Television and have it
checked by a qualified service
Projection 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 technician.
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 Rear Projection
technician to perform routine
safety checks to determine that
the Rear Projection Television is
in safe operating condition.
Do not use attachments not
facturer as they may cause
Check to make sure you have the following accessories before disposing of the packing material.
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 cover off.
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.
DRY BATTERY (R6P-AA)
"AA" SIZE BATTERY
55V TELEVISION STAND
(Not included, order separately)
Excellent for VCR and video-
tape storage. Special features
include thick top shelf (1 inch),
aluminum column (shark grey
color), glass shelf (green edge)
and black rubber foot.
CAUTION: Television stand model SP-55D is designed for use with 55DMX01W only. Use of a smaller stand, a non Hitachi
recommended stand or a generic stand may result in instability, causing possible injury.