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I got this tv from a friend but it needs a "control box"

Im not sure thats the term for it

Its the box to make this work .

tv turns on without it but he told me I need the "box"

can someone tell me the name of this box and where to get it

he got it free from his boss so we both dont know.

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    I have the same TV and it looses color when I switch channels. I called the service dept and they informed me that they can not purchase the boxes from Hitachi anymore. Out of production. He also said the cost would have been $500.00. You can buy a new LCD for about $1000.00. I've decided to use my plasma untill it stops working.

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This model has all its connections through an "AV control center" connected by a cable to the main unit. This is the "box" you don't have.

You can get a copy of the manual here:

http://www.hitachionlinestore.com/manuals/32_42_50HDT50.pdf

You'll probably need to contact Hitachi at one of the numbers in the manual or through their website about getting one of these control centers. You could also try eBay and search online for possible sources. But the set isn't very useful without the box.


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