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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
and "PRO LOGIC" are the trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing
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
Widescreen Modes
Connecting External AV equipment
Teletext & VCR Operation
Handset Layout
Handset Functions
Trouble Shooting Guide
Your Guarantee
Technical Specifications
Environmental Notice from HITACHI

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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 operation.
DO NOT leave equipment switched on when it is unattended unless it is specifically stat-
ed 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 arrange-
ments 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 com-
plete 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 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 distract-
ed 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, equip-
ment. 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.
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
. Switch off and withdraw the mains plug before making or changing connections.

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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
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
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
ordinary batteries, either in a
charger or by applying heat to
them. They may leak, cause
fire or even explode.
Rechargeable NiCAD batteries
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 VCR to TV
Aerial (RF) Lead
Aerial (RF) Socket VCR