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    							Color Plasma Display
    Model Name
    42PD8800TA
    55PD8800TA
    USER MANUAL
    This is the image of the model 42PD8800TA.
    Desktop stand shown above is optional.
    READ THE INSTRUCTIONS INSIDE CAREFULLY.
    KEEP THIS USER MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
    For future reference, record the serial number of your monitor.
    SERIAL NO.                           
    This serial number is located on the rear of the monitor.
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    USER MANUAL
    Thank you for purchasing the HITACHI Plasma Display.
    Please read this user manual carefully before operating 
    this product.
    To ensure proper operation, please read and follow ALL 
    the instructions, especially the "IMPORTANT SAFETY 
    INSTRUCTIONS" and "SAFETY PRECAUTIONS". 
    Please keep this user manual for future reference.
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    							1IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ......... 1
    INTRODUCTION ........................................... 2
    About This Manual ................................................ 2
    Trademark Credits ................................................. 2
    About Software ...................................................... 2
    SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ............................... 3
    About the Symbols ................................................ 3
    Cleaning and Maintenance .................................... 6
    ABOUT PLASMA DISPLAY ............................ 7
    Image Retention of Plasma Display ...................... 7
    Common phenomena of 
    Plasma Display Panel ........................................... 7
    FEATURES .................................................... 8
    SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES ............................ 8
    OPTION ........................................................ 8
    COMPONENT NAMES ................................... 9
    Main Unit ............................................................... 9
    Remote Control ................................................... 10
    PREPARATION ............................................ 11
    Remote Control Batteries Installation .................. 11
    Caution When Moving the Main Unit ................... 11
    Safety Precaution on Main Unit Installation ......... 12
    Anti-Tumble Measures ........................................ 12
    CONNECTION  ............................................ 13
    Terminal Positions ............................................... 13
    Connecting Procedure ......................................... 13
    BASIC OPERATION ..................................... 18
    Power On/Off ....................................................... 18
    First Time Setup .................................................. 19
    Volume UP/DOWN .............................................. 19
    Mute .................................................................... 19
    Input Switching to TV/AV1~5, 
    HDMI, and RGB .................................................. 20
    Input Signal Screen Display ................................ 20
    CONTENTS
    MENU OPERATION ..................................... 21
    How to use the On-Screen Display 
    (OSD) system ...................................................... 21
    Language Menu .................................................. 21
    Setup Menu (TV mode) ....................................... 22
    Setup Menu (AV mode) ....................................... 24
    Setup Menu (RGB mode) .................................... 25
    Function Menu ..................................................... 27
    Picture Menu (TV/AV mode) ................................ 29
    Picture Menu (RGB mode) .................................. 32
    Audio Menu ......................................................... 34
    Timer Menu ......................................................... 35
    FUNCTION .................................................. 36
    Power Swivel ....................................................... 36
    About Teletext ...................................................... 37
    Size Switching ..................................................... 38
    Multi Picture Mode ............................................... 40
    Picture Freezing .................................................. 44
    Photo Input Function ........................................... 45
    Audio Switching ................................................... 51
    Power Save Mode ............................................... 52
    DVD Player / STB Selection ................................ 53
    TROUBLESHOOTING .................................. 54
    When Following Messages Appear 
    on the Screen ...................................................... 54
    Symptom and Check List .................................... 54
    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ...................... 57
    Signal Input ......................................................... 58
    Recommended Signal List .................................. 59
    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
     Read this instruction thoroughly.
     Retain this instruction for future reference.
     Heed all warnings and cautions to prevent possible danger.
     Follow all instructions. Improper handling could cause personal injury and/or serious damage to the unit that may 
    shorten its service time.
     Do not block any ventilation openings.  
     Install the product in accordance with the manufacture’s instructions.
     Before calling for the technical support or service technician, read “TROUBLESHOOTING” (
    54 ~ 56) to determine 
    the symptoms when problems occur during installation or operation of the product.
     If serious problems happen (such as smoke or an abnormal odor from the unit), turn off the Main Power, unplug the 
    Power Cord, and then, contact your local dealer immediately.
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    ENGLISH
    INTRODUCTION
    Thank you for purchasing the HITACHI Plasma Display.  We hope that you will enjoy the great performance with this 
    product.
    This Plasma monitor has been designed to meet the International standards.  However, it could cause personal 
    injuries and property damage if improperly handled.  In order to prevent potential danger and obtain maximum benefi t 
    from your set, please observe the following instructions when installing, operating, and cleaning the product.
    Keep this manual for future reference, and record the serial number of your set in the space provided on the front 
    cover page of this manual.
    About This Manual
     The information in this manual is subject to change without notice.
     This manual has been created with extra care.  In case that you have any comments or questions regarding this 
    manual, please contact your local dealer or our Customer Service Center.
     Before operating this set, please fully understand the prerequisite such as specifi cations or constraints of the 
    hardware and software.  We are not responsible and have no liability for any loss, damage or injury as a result of 
    misuse.
     Reproduction, copying, use, modifi cation, and/or transmission in whole or in part of this manual are prohibited 
    without any prior written permission.
     All other products and company names used in this manual are trademarks or registered trademarks of their 
    respective owners.
    Trademark Credits
     VGA and XGA are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
     APPLE and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc.
     VESA is a registered trademark of the Video Electronics Standard Association.
     Licensed by BBE Sound, Inc. under USP5510752 and 5736897.
    BBE and BBE symbol are registered trademarks of BBE Sound, Inc. 
    Manufactured under license from BBE Sound, Inc.
     WOW, SRS and (
    ) symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
    WOW technology is incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc.
     SD Logo is a trademark.
     HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Defi nition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI 
    Licensing LLC. 
    Even if no special notation has been made of company or product trademarks, these trademarks have been fully 
    respected.
    About Software
    You may not alter, decompile, disassemble, decrypt, or otherwise reverse- engineer the Software installed in this 
    product, which are prohibited by law.
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    SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
    For your safety, please read the following precautions carefully before using this product. Improper use would cause serious personal injuries 
    and/or damage to your property or this product.  
    About the Symbols
    The following are the symbols used in this manual and affi xed on the unit itself.  Please fully understand the meanings of the symbols before 
    reading the instructions in this section.
    WARNINGNever ignore the instruction. There are risks of serious injuries or possible death to the user.
    CAUTIONDo not ignore the instruction. There are possibilities of personal injuries and/or property damage.
    Other Symbols 
    The triangle with illustration is intended to alert the users that there are possibilities of fi re, burst, or high temperature 
    if the product is handled improperly.
    Each illustration within the triangle specifi es the contents in detail. (The fi gure on the left is an example.)
    The circle with diagonal line and illustration is intended to prohibit the users from doing the indicated actions when 
    handle the product.
    Each illustration within this symbol specifi es the contents in detail. (The fi gure on the left is an example.)
    The blacked out circle with illustration is intended to constrain the users to follow the indicated actions when handle 
    the product. Each illustration within this symbol specifi es the contents in detail. (The fi gure on the left is an example.)
    WARNING
    There is a risk of  fi re, electric shock, or serious injur y.
    ■
     Unplug the power cord immediately when serious problems happen.  
    Serious problems such as  
      Smoke, abnormal odor or sound comes out from the product.
      No picture, no sound or distorted picture on the display.
      Foreign objects (such as water, metals etc) get inside the unit.  
    Do not continue using the product under these abnormal conditions.
    Turn off the Main Power, unplug the Power Cord, and contact your dealer immediately. 
    For your safety, never tr y to repair the product by yourself.
    ■
     Do not insert liquids or any foreign objects (such as metals or fl ammable items) inside the unit.
      In case it happens, turn off the main power, unplug the Power Cord, and contact your dealer immediately.
      Use special caution when younger children are around the unit.
    ■
     Do not remove cover, or modify the product.
      High-voltage components are installed inside of the unit.  Removing covers can expose you to high 
    voltage, electrical shock, and other dangerous conditions.
      Contact your local dealer to perform servicing such as inspection, adjustment, or repair work.
    Disconnect the
    plug from the 
    power outlet.
    Do not 
    disassemble
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    SAFETY PRECAUTIONS (continued)
    WARNING
    There is a risk of  fi re, electric shock, or serious injur y.
    ■
     Do not place any objects on top of  the unit.
    Objects such as
      Liquid containers (vase, fi sh tank, fl owerpot, cosmetics or liquid medicine). 
      If water or any liquid spill onto the unit, it may cause short-circuit and result in fi re or electrical shock.
      In case that it happens, turn off the Main Power, unplug the Power Cord, and contact your dealer immediately.
      Do not place anything heavy on top of the unit.
      Do not climb on or hang from the unit. 
      Do not let your pets get on top of the unit
    ■
     Do not expose this unit to rain or moisture.
      Never use this unit in the bathroom or shower room.
      Beware when you use this product outside, especially in rainy, or snowy weather, and at the beach or 
    waterfront. 
      When the product gets wet, it could cause fi re or electrical shock.
    ■
     Unplug this unit during lightning storm.
      To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not touch the product when starts lightning.
    ■
     Do not do anything that may damage the Power Cord.
      Do not damage, modify, twist, forcibly bend, heat, or pull excessively the Power Cord. 
      Do not place heavy objects (including the unit itself) on top of the Power Cord.
      If the Power Cord is damaged, contact your dealer for repairs or exchange.
    ■
     Use only with designated power supply voltage.
      To prevent the risk of fi re and electrical shock, operate this product only with the power supply voltage indicated on the 
    unit.
    ■
     Beware not to drop or have any impact on the unit. 
      Take extra care while moving the unit.
      The plasma display panel is made of glass.  In case that it breaks, you may injur with the broken pieces.
      In case that you drop the unit or the cabinet is damaged, turn off the Main Power, unplug the Power Cord and contact 
    your local dealer immediately.
      Continuing use of the product with above conditions would cause fi re or electrical shock. 
    ■
     Clean dust or metals on or around the blade of  the power plug regular y.
      Continuing use of the product with above condition may cause fi re or electrical shock.
      Always unplug the Power Cord fi rst, and clean the blade with dry cloth. 
    ■
     Do not place the unit on an unstable surface.
    Unstable places such as
      Sloped place or shaky rack, table, stand or trolly.
      If the unit falls down, it could cause personal injury.
    Disconnect the
    plug from the 
    power outlet.
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    SAFETY PRECAUTIONS (continued)
    CAUTION
    ■
     Do not place the unit at the dusty place.
    It could cause malfunction.
    ■
     Do not cover or block any ventilation holes on the product.
    The monitor would overheat, and it could cause fi re or damage the product which may shorten its service life.
      Install the product in accordance with the instructions in this manual.
      Do not place the unit with ventilation side down.
      Do not install the unit on the carpet or bedclothes.
      Do not cover the unit with table cloth etc.
    ■
     Be sure to ground the earth cable correctly.
      Especially when you use Power Cord adapter, be sure to connect the earth cable to the ground terminal.  Incorrect 
    connection would cause fi re or electrical shock.
      For your safety, always make sure to unplug the Power Cord before connect or disconnect the earth cable .
    ■
     Follow the Anti-tumble measures in this manual.
      If the unit tumble down, there is a risk of personal injury and possible death.  Also, it would damage the product 
    seriously.
    ■
     Do not install this product near the medical devices.
      To prevent malfunction of the medical devices, do not use this product and the medical devices in the same room.  
    ■
     Do not place the CRT-based television near the speakers of  the Plasma Display.
      It could cause the partial discoloration or blurring of the image on the CRT-based television.
    Please install it away from the speakers of the unit.
    ■
     Disconnect all of  the external connection cables and detach the anti-tumble measures before 
    moving the unit.
      It may cause fi re, electrical shock, or personal injuries.
    ■
     Connect the power plug securely.
      Improper connection will cause overheat and may result in fi re.
      Do not touch the blade of the plug while connecting it to the wall socket.  It could cause electrical shock.
      If the plug is not fi tted for the wall socket, contcat your dearly for replacement.
    ■
     Do not handle the Power Cord with wet hands.
      It could result in electrical shock.
    ■
     Do not pull the cord when you unplug the Power Cord.
      It may damage the cord and could result in fi re or electrical shock.
      Hold the plug when disconnecting it.
    ■
     Unplug the Power Cord when unused the product for long periods of  time.
    ■
     Handle the batteries properly.
      Improper or incorrect use of the batteries may cause corrosion or battery leakage, which could cause fi re, personal 
    injury or taint damage to the property.
      Use only the types of the batteries which are indicated in this manual.
      Do not insatall new batteries with used ones.
      Install the batteries correctly by following the polarity (+ and -) indications on the battery compartment.
      Do not despose the used batteries as domestic waste. Dispose them in accordance with the local regulations.
    Supply connect 
    the ground wire.
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    SAFETY PRECAUTIONS (continued)
    PRECAUTIONS
    ■
     Do not install the unit in high temperature.
    It could damage the cabinet or parts of the product.
      Do not install near any heat sources such as radiator, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus that produce heat. 
      Keep the unit out of direct sunlight. It could increase the temperature of the unit and cause malfunction.
    ■
     Viewing Advice
      The lighting of the environment in which the product is used should be appropriate.  Too bright / dark environment is not good for 
    your eyes.
      Take time to relax your eyes occasionally.
      When you use this product, keep away from the unit 3~7 times of the vertical length of the panel.  This is the best viewing distance in 
    order to protect your eyes against eyestrain.  
      Adjust the volume in appropriate level, especially during the night.
    ■
     When transporting this product:
      When the product needs to be transported due to moving or repair, use the carton box and buffer material comes with this 
    product.
      Do not keep this product lying sideways during transportation.  It could damage the panel glass or degrade the phosphors 
    of the panel.
    ■
     Keep away from the unit when you use radio.
    This unit is designed to meet the international EMI standards due to prevent the interference against the radio.  However, 
    the unit may generate noise in the radio.
      If the noise is in the radio, please try the following actions.
      Adjust the direction of the radio antenna in order not to receive the interference radio wave from the unit.
      Keep the radio away from the unit.
      Use coaxial cable for the antenna.
    ■
     About the infrared communication devices:
      The infrared communication devices such as cordless microphone or cordless headphone may not be available around the unit.  It is 
    because of the communication failure.  Please note that this is not malfunction.
    ■
     When you dispose this product at the end of  its life, follow the regulations at your residential area.  
      For more information, contact the local authority or the dealer where you purchased the product.
    Cleaning and Maintenance
    Please make sure to unplug the power cord before cleaning the unit.
    ■
     How to clean the plasma screen panel of  the unit.
      The panel surface is specially-coated to reduce the refl ection and cut infrared radiation; thus, wipe the panel with a lint-free and dry 
    cloth in order to prevent damage to the coating.  
      Do not use a chemical cloth or cleaner. Depending on the ingredients, it may cause discoloration and damage on the coating. 
      Do not wipe with a hard cloth or rub hard. It may hurt the coating.
      In case of the greasy dirt such as fi ngerprint, wipe with a lint-free cloth moistened by a diluted neutral detergent solution, and then 
    wipe with a soft and dry cloth.
      Do not use a spray cleaner. It could remove the coating or cause malfunction by entering inside of the unit. 
    ■
     How to clean the cabinet of  the unit. 
      The following may cause crack, deformation, and paint peeling.
      Do not wipe the cabinet with benzene, thinner, and other chemical products. 
      Do not spray volatile solutions such as insecticide over the cabinet.
      Do not leave the cabinet in prolonged contact with plastic or rubber materials. 
      Do not use a chemical cloth, cleaner or wax. Depending on the ingredients, it may cause crack and deformation. 
      Use a lint-free cloth to clean the cabinet and control panel of the unit.    In case of the heavy dirt, wipe with a soft cloth moistened by 
    a diluted neutral detergent solution, and then wipe with a soft and dry cloth.
      Never use the following detergents. It could cause crack, discoloration, and scratch. 
      Acid/ alkaline detergent, alcoholic detergent, abrasive cleaner, powder soap, OA cleaner, car wax, glass cleaner, etc.
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    ABOUT PLASMA DISPLAY
    Image Retention of  Plasma Display
    The plasma display has one of characteristics that results in panel image retention depending on how the plasma 
    display is used. The following are the common cases and effective usages regarding the image retention.
    Characteristics of  Image Retention 
     The phenomenon of image retention is caused by partially degrading the phosphor due to the partial display of 
    character and fi gure.
     For example, when the character image as shown in Fig. A is displayed 
    continuously for a long period of time, only the phosphors (Red/Green/
    Blue) displaying the characters is degraded. Consequently, in case of 
    displaying all white image on the entire screen as shown in Fig. a, the 
    marks remaining by the characters will give color differences; therefore, 
    note that it is not burnt remains of the phosphor.
     The degree of image retention is proportional to the Brightness 
    and Display Time for the characters and/or fi gures.
     The brighter the characters and fi gure, the more phosphor is 
    degraded. As shown in Fig. B, in case of displaying images that 
    have different brightness each for a long time, Fig. b shows that 
    the brighter image tends to obtain more remains.
    * The illustrations are images to explain the image retention. The actual manners on the image retention vary 
    depending on such conditions as operation time and brightness.
    Method to Reduce Image Retention
     Use “Screen Wipe” or “Luminance Manager” function on the display, which are available from Function Menu. (Refer 
    to 
    27~28.)
      After displaying certain images such as still image for a long time, “Screen Wipe” can be used to reduce the image 
    retention by displaying a completely white screen for about 1~2 hours. In addition, “Luminance Manager” function 
    works in case of displaying such images on the four corners as TV station logos and clock display.
     Use in combination with moving images.
      Since the entire screen has relatively even degradation of the phosphor in moving images, it can avoid the partial 
    image retention. We recommend to use together with such moving images as DVD.
     Please be careful that leaving the images in 2-picture mode for a long period of time can cause the image retention.
     Some television broadcasts contain images of which cut the left/right or top/bottom, and which broadcast station 
    or clock is displayed for a long time at the same position. Please be aware that it may cause the image retention.
     Image retention can be reduced by “Eco Mode” in Function menu. 27
    Common phenomena of  Plasma Display Panel
    The following are the common phenomena when operating Plasma Display Panel due to its structural reason.  
    Please note that they are not malfunctions.
     Residual image
    When a still image or menu is displayed on the screen for a short time (about a minute) and then switches to another 
    image, it may leave an “after-image” on the screen.  
    The residual image will disappear on its own.
     Surface on Panel
    The plasma panel displays images by generating discharges internally. This could raise the temperature of the display surface.  
    In addition, do not impact strongly on the surface of panel because plasma panel is fi ne-processing glass even 
    though the panel strengthens by the front fi lter made of tempered glass. 
     Defective Spots on Panel
    The plasma display panel is manufactured with high-precision technology.  However, there might be some spots that 
    are not emitted, brighter than the others, or in different colors, etc.
    [Fig. B] [Fig. b]
    [Fig. A] [Fig.  a]
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    ENGLISH
    FEATURES
    Enjoy not only beautiful and high quality pictures on the display, but also various kinds of useful and convenient 
    functions in your daily life!
     Large-screen and high-defi nition plasma display.
     Improved Digital signal processor.
     High quality sound with deeper, richer and dynamic bass tones.
     Accept more digital input devices with 2 HDMI terminals.
     Great diversity of connecting terminals to cover wide range of audio-visual equipments.
     Enjoy the image from PC with large, high-defi nition Plasma screen.
     New Photo Input function with selectable Background Music. 
     SD Card Slot installed.
     Easy-to-use On-Screen Display system operating with Remote control.
     Low power consumption with Power Saving feature.
     Motorized Power Swivel feature. (Desktop stand is optional.) 
    SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
    Check the supplied accessories before installation.
    In case of missing or damaged, please contact the dealer immediately.
    *The type of power plug provided may be different from this drawing for some countries.
    OPTION
    Ask your local dealer for further details.
    Desktop Stand :  SD8G4237 (for 42PD8800TA)
    SD8G5500 (for 55PD8800TA)
    User ManualRemote ControlAA size batteries
    X2Power Cord
    (BS Type)*
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