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Upgrade for Hitachi 51F59A

There is a slot in the back of the set that looks like a memory card slot.
The on screen menu also mentions a memory upgrade. What is it and what does it do? The tv works fine no problems.

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  • cas22 May 14, 2008

    have this problem only while using hdmi cable, the tv will turn off on its own and sometimes the color will go wacky while watching a program for at least 40 seconds.

  • angburr Oct 09, 2008

    I have the 51F59 and recently upgraded to high-def channels through DirecTV. The entire screen goes green, red, black, or "snowy" lines (like TV did before cable!). Sometimes it completely turns off. What do I need to do to fix this problem?



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The slot in the back of your TV is for upgrading the software version . It is like flashing the bios on a computer. If you are
having HDMI issues such as loss of audio, audio out of sync, color problems, intermittant shut off, snowy pix Etc. you may have to upgrade. Hitachi is aware of certain issues and they have downloads available to solve conflicts as they are identified.

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