Out of 4 Ratings

Owner's of the Hitachi Flat Panel Television P50H401 gave it a score of 4.8 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    5.0 out of 5
  • Durability

    4.75 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    4.75 out of 5
  • Performance

    4.75 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    4.75 out of 5
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Rear Panel Connections
Antenna Input
To switch between Cable and Air input, go to the
Channel Manager option to change the signal
source CABLE or AIR.
Audio/Video Inputs 1, 2 and 3
By using the INPUTS button, the CURSOR PAD (̆
and ̄), and the SELECT button or CURSOR PAD
̈ of the remote control, you can select each video
source. Use the audio and video inputs to connect
external devices, such as VCRs, camcorders,
laserdisc players, DVD players etc. (if you have
mono sound, insert the audio cable into the left
audio jack).
These jacks provide fixed audio and video
signals (CABLE/AIR or INPUTS ) which are
used for recording. Use the S-VIDEO output
for high quality video output. Component signal
to Input 2 and 3, and HDMI inputs will not
have monitor output.
Optical Out (Digital Audio)
This jack provides Digital Audio Output for your
audio device that is Dolby
® Digital and PCM
compatible, such as an audio amplifier.
NOTE: *Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D
symbol are trademarks of Dolby
S-VIDEO Input 1
Input 1 provide S-VIDEO (Super Video)
jacks for connecting equipment with S-VIDEO
output capability.
NOTE: 1. You may use VIDEO or S-VIDEO inputs to
connect to INPUT 1 , but only one of
these inputs may be used at a time.
2. S-VIDEO output may be used for
recording, only when the input is of
S-VIDEO type.
HDMI 1, 2 (High Definition Multimedia
next-generation all digital interface for consumer
electronics. HDMI enables the secure distribution
of uncompressed high-definition video and multi-
channel audio in a single cable. Because digital
television (DTV) signals remain in digital format,
HDMI assures that pristine high-definition images
retain the highest video quality from the source all
the way to your television screen.
Use the HDMI input for your external devices such
as Set-Top-Boxes or DVD players equipped with an
HDMI output connection.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
NOTE: 1. The HDMI input is not intended for use
with personal computers.
2. Only DTV formats such as 1080p, 1080i, 720p,
480i and 480p are available for HDMI input.
Component: Y-P
BPR Inputs
INPUTS 2 and 3 provide Y-P
BPR jacks for
connecting equipment with this capability, such as
a DVD player or Set Top Box. You may use
composite video signal for both inputs.
NOTE: 1. Do not connect composite VIDEO and
S-VIDEO to INPUT 1 at the same time.
S-VIDEO has priority over VIDEO input.
2. Your component outputs may be labeled
Y, B-Y, and R-Y. In this case, connect the
components B-Y output to the TV’s P
input and the components R-Y output to
the TV’s P
R input.
3. Your component outputs may be labeled
BCR. In this case, connect the component
B output to the TV’s PB input and the
component C
R output to the TV’s PR input.
4. It may be necessary to adjust TINT to
obtain optimum picture quality when using
the Y-P
BPR inputs (see page 34).
5. To ensure no copyright infringement, the
MONITOR OUT output will be abnormal,
when using the Y-PBPR jacks and HDMI
6. INPUT 2 , and 3 (Y/VIDEO) can be used for
composite video and component video
For Special AV control use only.
For Factory use only.
First time use