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Loss of selected video input when power is turned off with remote

I have a Hitachi plasma tv model 42hdf52 and was purchased new in august of 2005. If I turn the tv off with the remote or use the tv's on/off button on the front panel and I leave the tv off for a few minutes and then turn it back on it will lose its selected input and the monitor will go to sleep. Each time i turn the tv back on I must also select the proper input to watch the only source i have connected which is a directv receiver that is never turned off.....it stays on. I do not have this problem if i only turn the tv off for a minute or two. I have the unit connected with the blue,red,green seperate video cables. Seems like there would be a default input you could select................right now it always defaults to the worst possible......the composite input!!! This sucks! I have a macro remote but it cannot be 100% effective because if the tv is only off for a minute.......the macro sends the wrong number of commands to make my tv land on the proper input!!! please help if you can

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  • Pat2021 Dec 20, 2008

    Hitachi 42 inch plasma tv changes the selected video output to analog every time the tv is shut off

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    Hitachi 42pd6600l connected to skyhd box. whenever I turn it on I have to select input 6, is there no way to make it remember which input it needs?

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LEAVE THE TV ON ALL THE TIME. JUST TURN ON THE CABLE AND TURN OFF THE CABLE. LEAVE THE TV ON ALL THE TIME. IT WORKS FOR ME. 4.11.10

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  • robertl1 Dec 27, 2010

    Running the plasma tv is like running a hair dryer. Quite expensive to let run on continusiously.

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