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Can't get my tv set up

Can anyone help me get my tv set up ?

just brought a hitachi model spv50 need help setting it up to watch it. Please help!!!

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Here you go. No need to kneel and thank me.

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In the video setting go down to reset. You will only need minor adjustment after a reset.

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SOURCE: how do I set up model 50v500 hitachi tv to receive hd

You have to have an hd cable box it is different from your run of the mill digital cable box. Most people rent them from their cable provider. This will enable you to get HD channels through them

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your refresh rate is slow you could try to replace the T-con board but may not help how old is this unit

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Have brought second hand Hitachi tv which just comes up that it has no signal. To retune i need a 4 digit code,is there any way i can by pass the code or put in something that the Tv will accept.

Hi Annette.

I'm not sure what level you're needing a code for. If you're looking for unversal remote codes to try to pair a remote to the TV, a listing can be found here
4 digit codes for TV sets including LCD Plasma and Panel TVs GE universal...

I'm not finding anything else about Hitachi TVs and a 4 digit code.

Is this 'no signal' coming in off of a cable, or off of broadcast TV? You may also want to check if there are multiple inputs and you're on a not-plugged-in input. For instance, the TV may have 3 HDMI inputs and a set of component video inputs. If, say, your cable box is connected to HDMI 2 and your DVR is plugged into HDMI 3, then if the system defaults to HDMI 1 when it turns on, perhaps it's showing some error code. You should have some sort of input select function. Try cycling through your inputs to make sure that the set is OK playing from other canned input like a DVD player. If so, then move that input through the imput ports to make sure they work.
If the TV has a direct cable coaxial hook-up, most, if not all cable companies anymore only broadcast in encrypted digital, meaning you'll need a cable box or something like a TiVo with a special cable card to see anything.

More specifics would need the make / model / year of the set.
Hoping this helps!

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Which model do you have? The ATSC tuners were required in 42" TVs starting in the middle of 2005. Some Hitachi 42" TVs built before that date have an ATSC tuner but other models do not. The ones that didn't were usually called HD-ready TVs. For those models, you need a set-top box to receive OTA signals (except for some low power stations that continue to broadcast an analog signal).

If you provide your model number, I'll try to confirm the tuner information. If you look at the model information plaque on the back of the TV, you will see some information about when the unit was manufactured. If it was built in 2006 or later, you can be sure that the unit has a digital tuner.

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If you bought it a month ago what help do you need? Take it back and have it either fixed or exchanged---is your issue no warranty or what?

I can make suggestions about fixing it but if under warranty what is the point?

I will help all I can---let me know and confirm the brand and a model number so I can help.

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If you have a red cloud in the middle of your set when the tv is black, we call that the "infamous red cloud". In general terms, you have a defective light engine. Nothing you personally do to the set will correct the problem. We just went through this a couple of months ago and here's what you need to do. Call Hitachi's Customer Relations Department at 800-654-7013 and tell them that you have a bad light engine. Initially, Hitachi will act like they've never heard of this problem before...but they have...many times. They will give you the names of some certified dealers in your area to call. Once the tech comes out and confirms the problem, call the customer relations department back and all of a sudden they will have heard of the problem. The will call the dealer you used to confirm that it's a bad light engine and Hitachi will send a brand new light engine (cost around $1500) to the dealer and Hitachi will pay for the part.
The dealer will call you when they receive it and come out to install.

Now here's the kicker, if you're set is not still under warranty, you will have to pay the install. Our install ws $400 but others on this post have been around $200, so it would be fair to say that an average install should cost $200 - $500.

Also here are some things to watch for, please do not let any dealer tell you that you have to pay for this expensive part. Hitachi has not recalled this part but they are replacing it...once you have the set looked at by a certified dealer and you DO NOT have to be under warranty for Hitachi to replace the part. If you're not under warranty, you just pay the install. If you are under warranty, Hitachi will pay for the part and install. Last, please deal only with the Hitachi customer relations department and not customer service. The 800# I listed is directly to customer relations. The Hitachi regular customer service will not be of any help and will deny this problem even exist.
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