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User Guide

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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.
*Dolby Pro Logic Surround Sound is the domestic version of Cinema Dolby stereo sound, and allows the viewer
to enjoy full cinematic sound quality when watching films or events recorded in Dolby Surround. The surround
channels reinforce the stereo image, allowing front to rear sound movements (such as overhead aircraft effects)
which immerses the viewer in ambience and special effects. In addition to this, the Pro Logic circuitry is able to
create a centre channel, this anchors dialogue and central sounds to the screen so that speech does not
become disembodied or lost in sound effects.
Dolby Pro Logic together with Hitachi s unique 3DS Spatial Sound system will allow you to enjoy full
Cinema Sound in your own home. In addition to this your Hitachi TV has full expansion sockets to accommodate
optional speaker systems, so you can set up your listening area to match your most exacting audio demands
and aesthetic preferences. These features along with outstanding picture quality and of course our reputation
for superior reliability will continually reward your decision for choosing HITACHI.
*Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. DOLBY, the double-D Symbol
are the trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
TV Introduction
TV Introduction
Introduction & Contents
TV Safety
Battery Installation & Safety
TV Installation
General TV Controls Overview
Automatic Tuning Procedure
Manual Tuning Procedure
Picture & Audio Controls
Speaker Configuration Menu
Sound Mode
Surround Setup Menu
Connecting External Audio Equipment
Feature Menu
W idescreen Modes
Connecting External AV equipment
Handset Controls
Handset Functions
Teletext & VCR Operation
Trouble Shooting Guide
Your Guarantee
Technical Specifications
Environmental Notice from HITACHI

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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 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 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 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. Under NO circumstances remove the rear cover of your TV!
NEVER guess or take chances with electrical equipment of any kind -
it is better to be safe than sorry!
D O be careful with any glass panels or doors on equipment.
D O consult your dealer if you are in any doubt about installation, operation or safety of your equipment.
D O 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.
D O 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.
D O read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
D O N O T use equipment such as personal stereos or radios so that you are distracted from the requirements of traffic safety.I
is illegal to watch television whilst driving.
D O N O T place hot objects such as candles or nightlights on, or close to, equipment. High temperatures can melt plastic and
lead to fires.
D O 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
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
SHOULD you require to replace the fuse in the moulded 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 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 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
leakage, 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 explosion.
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 explosion.
Respect the environment - always
dispose of batteries in an
environmentally friendly manner.
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.
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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2 x 12W 8
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
TV only installation.
Installation via a VCR.
Aerial (RF) Lead
Aerial (RF) Socket
*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.
Connecting your TV to the mains socket.
(Please read the Safety Notes in the
TV Safety Section
with reference to unattended operation).
Insert Plug and
Switch on
2 x 12W 8
*Optional Scart Lead:
Aerial (RF) Socket TV
(RF) connecter lead
Aerial (RF) Lead
Aerial (RF) Socket VCR