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post #1831 of 1878
I have a 42HDS52 that I'm thrilled with. The only problem is that I cannot permanently shut off the speakers on the Television. I disable the 'internal speakers' in the Audio menu. The next time the TV is powered on, the internal speakers are enabled (This also happens with the Swivel feature).

I don't have these problems with the Video options menu - once set, they seem to remain at their programmed settings through a power-sequence.

Is there any way to setup the Audio menu options and save them permanently or is there at least a disrete code to disable the internal speakers that I can setup in my remote so that any time the set is powered-on, the speakers can be disabled?
post #1832 of 1878
I have a p50h401 display which I am reasonably happy with, the picture quality seem very good even if the blacks could be better. I haven't been able to find many tweaks or tips for this set here or anywhere just some initial buzz form its launch at CES. My main concern is it doesn't offer any customization for its aspect zoom settings. I thought maybe someone had a trick in the service menu' or elsewhere to adjust them, I would like to eliminate the under-scan from the Wii and PS2 games my girlfriend plays, she isn't overly concerned with picture quality so if I could stretch them to avoid image retention I would like to. Thanks for your time.
post #1833 of 1878
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plague87 View Post

Is there any way to setup the Audio menu options and save them permanently or is there at least a disrete code to disable the internal speakers that I can setup in my remote so that any time the set is powered-on, the speakers can be disabled?

How about turning the TV speakers sound down to ZERO?? I assume you are listening thru external amp + speakers?
post #1834 of 1878
Anyone know how to access the service menu for a p50h401?
post #1835 of 1878
How does the 42HDS52 compare to newer Hitachi's and latest plasma/LCD/1080p (brand name and generic)? I've read through much of this thread and it seems like this unit is well liked, but that's 2+ years ago. A guy locally is selling his lightly used unit for less than $700 with 2 more years of extended warranty left. I'm wondering if it's worth the money to buy it. If not then I'll probably get an LCD soon in the future. But if it's a worthwhile purchase I'd hold off on the LCD for a couple more years...thanks.
post #1836 of 1878
I purchased hitachi plasma model 55pd8800 around 15months before. I was watchin movie and suddenly some days past due to some electricity fluctuation my display went off, i was only able to hear noise no display.
on contacting the mechanic he told me the prob is with power supply board and he took the board with him saying will try to repair it if not repaired the new board will cost around 600USD + labor.
I wanted to know in this case is really the problem with power supply board and does it cost so huge amount ie. 600USD.

PLEASE HELP.....
post #1837 of 1878
Hi,
I have an intermittent problem with this ~2year old unit. The unit randomly turns itself on. This is most common at night but it has happened during the day while we are sitting in the room. It always defaults to the HD mode. When I use the manual switch, there is no problem.
The forum includes cases of units turning off, but I can't find any powering up problems.
My thought is that there may be a minor power disruption and the unit recycles. I'll try a power conditioner/UPS next.
Has anyone had this or a similiar problem??
Jim323
post #1838 of 1878
I have a Denon AVR Receiver with OSD option to view Menu & Speaker set-up on the TV screen.

Does anyone have a something similar hooked-up to their Hitachi Plasma?

I need to know if it is possible to call-up the Receiver's OSD while watching TV or DVD without switching the Plasma Input, so I can make adjustment while viewing my program or movie.

Thanks
post #1839 of 1878
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjack56 View Post

I have a Denon AVR Receiver with OSD option to view Menu & Speaker set-up on the TV screen.

Does anyone have a something similar hooked-up to their Hitachi Plasma?

I need to know if it is possible to call-up the Receiver's OSD while watching TV or DVD without switching the Plasma Input, so I can make adjustment while viewing my program or movie.

Thanks

I'm running a similar setup hooked up via HDMI and can indeed access the OSD with no problems.
post #1840 of 1878
PUPPY -
My TV is HDMI & DVD is Component. I spoke to Hitachi, fast answer & courteous, yesterday & was told I would have to connect to a separate TV Input. No "program" & OSD at the same time.

What Input do you use?
Do you use S-video or Composite for the OSD feed?
Or is everything fed through you Receiver which has HDMI to TV?
post #1841 of 1878
any friend know the native resolution for a 32" Hitachi 32PD5000TA with a 1024x852 panel ? The manual claims it support 1024x768 at 60 or 75 Hz, but I cannot get a PC to display on it, detail powerstrip settings are most appreciated !
I tried the 1024x1024 settings and they're not working ...
post #1842 of 1878
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjack56 View Post

PUPPY -
My TV is HDMI & DVD is Component. I spoke to Hitachi, fast answer & courteous, yesterday & was told I would have to connect to a separate TV Input. No "program" & OSD at the same time.

What Input do you use?
Do you use S-video or Composite for the OSD feed?
Or is everything fed through you Receiver which has HDMI to TV?

BJack-

Sorry for the delay in answering - I've been away from the board for a while so I didn't see your question.

I have everything running to my Denon receiver and then a single HDMI cable run to my Hitachi. Again, I can indeed access the OSD as well as every other menu functions - including the net radio which I use almost daily.
post #1843 of 1878
I started getting a problem on my plasma 55HDT52 in that the fan was constantly running 24 hours a day even when the TV was shut off. I would have to turn the master switch off and essentially turn the tv off and out of standby mode if i didnt want the fan to run

I tried turning the TV Guide feature off but this did not solve the problem.

I called Hitachi service in Canada and a technician came over and did a factory reset and also turned the TV Guide feature off and the voila the problem has now been solved.

Hope this helps...Adam
post #1844 of 1878
Nubie here...
I've search,and search but are their any settings for Hitachi model# 42HDM12???

Thank Royalsinc
post #1845 of 1878
Anyone experience this issue?

I have a 55hdt52 plasma. I have had it 2 years now. Today while my girlfriend was watching it the picture froze. So she turned off the main power switch at the bottom of the set.

When I turn back on the main power button, it goes into Stand by (Red Light) - however there is nothing I can do to get it to fully power on. Have tried both the remote and the side "Power" button to no avail.

Have also unplugged it for 30 minutes with no difference.

Any suggestions?

I called Hitachi and they suggested I needed a service call.

Thanks.
post #1846 of 1878
Hey guys,

I switched from cable to Fios and the picture on my 55HDS52 didn't look great. It looked like it needed some tweaking since the cable picture was a little more color saturated to my liking.

I went into the video menu to play with some settings and when lowering my contrast to zero, the entire screen went green.

I freaked out and powered off the set, when I turned it back on the picture was normal again since it reverted to the previous video settings.

My question is this; is it normal for that to happen when you drop the contrast to zero for just a moment?

I've had this model since January 06 and had zero problems with it. Not even a flicker problem.

I just want to make sure I didn't just screw up my plasma by lowering the contrast or if this is a sign of a brewing problem.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
post #1847 of 1878
Gee... These models of Hitachis must not be that popular since the last post about any of them was made about a year ago.

But anyway...

I have a 42" 42HDF52 that I've had for going on 4 years. I haven't had any
problems with it except for it having the tuner messed up in it for the first couple of days(I'm not even going to detail about what trouble I had with both the store and Hitachi to fix it) and short term image retention a few times. What I was really wanting to know was, just how much more life this set has in it.

The image settings:
Picture Mode: Natural
Brightness: 48
Contrast: 70
Color: 30
Tint: 52
Sharpness: 0
Color Temperature: Warm

The Advanced settings:
Gamma: 1.0
Move Screen Mode: Mode 2
Move Screen Time: 5 seconds

I've kept the aboove settings to what they are since I've owned it. Whether the room is bright or dark I seem to be pleased with the picture quality. The above mentioned image retention was caused by the Move Screen feature being turned off.

I'll also add... This set sits oppisite of about a 7' window. It has a venetian blind in it, which I keep the flaps closed, but can still get sunny inside during the day(plan on having a curtain custom made). Is it good for this TV to be exposed to this much sunlight? I don't have another option of placing the set somwhere else due to how the house is built. I also have bad a habit of falling asleep while I'm watching it, ever since I've owned it and thus it stays turned on for longer than needs be. I know this can be hard on it. I try my best to turn it off when I feel sleepy, but more often than not it stays turned on.

The only complaints I have about this set, is that it doesn't have a second set of YPbPr inputs or an HDMI input(I'd like to get a Blu-ray player and with HDMI would probably get the best picture quality). I hope this plasma has something seriously go wrong with it in a hurry so I can get another one with the extra inputs and a bigger screen.
post #1848 of 1878
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digital Puppy View Post

BJack-

Sorry for the delay in answering - I've been away from the board for a while so I didn't see your question.

I have everything running to my Denon receiver and then a single HDMI cable run to my Hitachi. Again, I can indeed access the OSD as well as every other menu functions - including the net radio which I use almost daily.

I am also able to access OSD from my Marantz receiver connected via HDMI to my 55HDX99. I did have a separate video cable attached specifically for OSD, but I removed it, and the OSD function was not affected.
post #1849 of 1878
my avc unit crapped out on me, is there anyway to connect my cbale box to this monitor directly???????????????????? the monitor uses dvi cbale and an 8-pin din......but i can't get it to work, any ideas?
post #1850 of 1878
I know it's been awhile since anyone has posted anything but I was hopeing if anyone has settings for a Hitachi 42hdt51.

Thanks
post #1851 of 1878
Nope. I have a 42hdt52a. I love it.
post #1852 of 1878
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2therock View Post

Nope. I have a 42hdt52a. I love it.

I like mine aswell but the color looks horrible, it looks too red, and I was hopeing someone who has the same tv could share their picture settings
post #1853 of 1878
Is this something that just started or have you made some changes like new cables or cable box? I know component cables will do that sometimes.
Give some history on the TV and how long its been red.
post #1854 of 1878
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2therock View Post

Is this something that just started or have you made some changes like new cables or cable box? I know component cables will do that sometimes.
Give some history on the TV and how long its been red.

42HDT51

no new cables, using hdmi and its not the cable problem. but as you can see their is a problem with the plasma and it happened about a year ago, had the tv since it came out. i had setting that i liked but when i would turn the contrast and brightness down the "lines" would get dark (black) but it also messed up the colors. so what i would like is some settings that are low on crontrast and brightness that would help the lines disappear. I hope this helps

my previous settings
picture mode: night
contrast: 60
brightness: 60
color: 20
tint: middle
sharpness: 40
color temp: standard
black enhancement: off
contrast mode: normal
image power: medium

i changed to
picture mode: night
contrast: 35
brightness: 51
color: 18
tint: middle
sharpness: 40
color temp: standard
black enhancement: off
contrast mode: normal
image power: max

the new settings are just ok, but i dont like the color looks too red. i hope someone has settings that they would like to share with low contrast and brightness

P.S. sorry if pics are fuzzy and the horizontal black lines in the 1st two pics are not there, its a camera effect.

thanks
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post #1855 of 1878
My picture is very nice and I get complements frequently and my buds like viewing the Races and Football at my place. I am knocking on wood.
I am a photographer and calibrate my displays for color accuracy.

There is a Reset video settings option on mine. Have you tried that?

My Settings.

Night
Contrast= 58%
Brightness= 58%
Color= 35%
Tint= centered
Sharp= 32%
Temp= High
Black enhancement= Low
Contrast Mode= Dynamic
Noise reduction= off
Auto movie= on
post #1856 of 1878
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2therock View Post

My picture is very nice and I get complements frequently and my buds like viewing the Races and Football at my place. I am knocking on wood.
I am a photographer and calibrate my displays for color accuracy.

There is a Reset video settings option on mine. Have you tried that?

My Settings.

Night
Contrast= 58%
Brightness= 58%
Color= 35%
Tint= centered
Sharp= 32%
Temp= High
Black enhancement= Low
Contrast Mode= Dynamic
Noise reduction= off
Auto movie= on

Do you also have a 42hdt51?
Thanks for the settings I'll check them out alittle later. All the reset video option does is restore the factory settings and those look horrible.
post #1857 of 1878
Quote:
Originally Posted by simple man View Post

Do you also have a 42hdt51?
Thanks for the settings I'll check them out alittle later. All the reset video option does is restore the factory settings and those look horrible.

42hdt52a
post #1858 of 1878
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2therock View Post


42hdt52a

Will your settings look the same on my tv?
post #1859 of 1878
I have a 42 hdx 99 and just out of 3 year warranty, the red standby lights on, but the panel won fire up, the red light goes out, it thinks for several seconds then goes back to red. If I unplug the tv for several days it often comes back to work. Flawlessly for a while then gone again...

Does anyone have experience with this?

Thanks !
post #1860 of 1878
the 52a is different processing than anything previous. Color on it needs to be around 30, its usually different on other models. The lack of color mgt makes colors a little off, but its still a great tv.
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