20 Most Recent Hitachi 32HDT20 32 in. Plasma Television Questions & Answers


Hi dpparker

I had a similar problem with my 42 in Philips LCD HDTV. I may have the solution to your problem.


Here was MY problem. My Power Supply Board had several bad capacitors. I opened my TV (warranty was expired of course) and found four bulged capacitors on the PSB. Many major electronics companies Philips/Magnavox, Sony, Panasonic, and others were sold capacitors that failed in 2-5 years instead of 10-20. The capacitors fail prematurely due to a lack of preservatives. Unfortunately, they were installed in all sorts of devices and cause a wide range of failure problems.


Here are some options for you to consider.


1. Have it fixed by a professional $$$$$$$??????? (Is it under warranty?)

Remember, TVs CONTAIN HIGH VOLTAGE AND CAN KILL YOU! Do this at your own risk.

2. Open your TV and find PSB. (The board that the power cord plugs into) Check for faulty caps. If you find some (bulged or leaking) bad caps replace the entire board. They can be found online. I would definitely shop around though.


3. Remove and then replace individual faulty caps. This takes some soldering skill.

Caps are inexpensive and if you can take care of it yourself it will save you hundreds.


This may be your problem. If you determine that it might be.

I have a Tip/How TO tutorial on this site that may also help. It will, at the very least, give you a general idea of the process. It gives step by step instructions for replacing caps on PSB #715t2432-2. If this is your board you are in luck. Here is the Link: Fixing the Philips Turns/shuts off on its own problem.


Hope this helps.

If you have any questions for me, please comment on this page. I will be happy to assist you to the best of my ability. Thanks for using Fixya.


Kaufman605

Hitachi 32HDT20... | Answered on Dec 23, 2010


you are not getting a signal change soure ie box or dvd player and input jack then try

Hitachi 32HDT20... | Answered on Aug 20, 2010


This looks like a problem with the LCD backlight of the tv. Do you have a dull glow on the screen after the picture goes out? If you don't then its confirmed. The part is inexpensive and relatively easy to replace. Just in case you wanna do it yourself, then let me know.

Hitachi 32HDT20... | Answered on Jun 22, 2010


impossible. however, you can get the avc for about $250US from someone like vancebaldwin.com. Don't forget to also get the cable, as it is specific to this model

Hitachi 32HDT20... | Answered on Oct 29, 2008


What are the Temp and Lamp indicator lights doing?

Hitachi 32HDT20... | Answered on Jan 02, 2008


Use code search on your Sudden Link URC to find something that woks. If a search through all codes stored in the URC fails, try a different one.

Hitachi... | Answered Yesterday


I am guessing it's an old(ish) TV. As a plasma the chances are that it is on it's way out.

Please Try new cables (HDMI etc)

Hitachi... | Answered on Sep 29, 2020


I don't know but it probably isn't much different to most other tv/remote combinations where commands are given by the remote and carried out by the brain in the tv.
Start by pressing the Menu button and the main menu should appear onscreen and from there use the up, down, left and right buttons to navigate the main menu and the select button to select sub-menus and items from the menu(s) until you reach the section on channel search, installation, etc.

Hitachi... | Answered on Sep 27, 2020


If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts. Surf the site with patience. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/
Faults & possible causes to LCD screen are given with illustrations. You can get an idea about the fault to an extent.
View the site by desktop or web view on mobile devices to see the "search box". Type in the brand name of your set in search box; to get gathered the related posts.
Screen-shots to defective LCD panels are given. You can see and compare to that to your TVs', and can make sure about the fault to an extent.

Hitachi... | Answered on May 27, 2020


First make sure that the current Source or Input is set to TV. This is usually the only reason for the error message you see. To select the source, look for a Source or Input button on the original remote. If you have an universal remote with a button with the Source/Input label, you may need to try alternative codes to make the button work. (Power and channel controls will often match across multiple codes for the TV manufacturer.) Alternatively, check if there is a Source/Input button on the TV or a section of the menu system with the function. Once you set this source, try again.

Note: there was a period when manufacturers sold some TVs without tuners. They were labeled HD-ready sets. These can't do a channel scan and do not have an RF antenna jack on the set.

I hope this helps. Please add a comment with the model number of your Hitachi TV for more information on setting the source on your set.

Cindy Wells

Hitachi... | Answered on May 22, 2020


Under Audio or Audio Settings on the on-screen menu, TV Speakers is set to On. All of the cables physically connected to the TV and the input devices are secure. Switch to a different input device and verify there is sound from the TV speakers (for example, a DVD player or a gaming console).
https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/310570/The+sound+on+my+TV+stopped+working.

Hitachi... | Answered on May 17, 2020


look on the back of the television and the DVD player, there should be a SCART socket and/or red, white and yellow AV sockets, either use a SCART lead and connect it to the SCART on the DVD player and the TV.Or use an AV lead with 3 auxiliary shape connectors and match the colour of each connector with the female sockets on both the TV and the DVD player instead of using the other component connections.

Hitachi... | Answered on May 07, 2020

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