Warranties on televisions don't last forever, so it is always a wise idea to familiarize yourself with our 5 Hitachi TV troubleshooting tips. Having to hire a television repair technician or having to pay to receive advice through a technical support line often carries a high price tag, but if your issue is discussed on our 5 Hitachi TV troubleshooting tips list, the cost to you will be nothing, except for your time!
No picture or sound. While this may sound silly, the first thing you should always do is make sure that your television is on and that your volume is not muted. Check the input panel on your television to insure that the connection between your Hitachi television and external device is properly connected. If you receive your signal through a cable or satellite receiver, ensure that the receive is turned on.
Remote won't work. Push the television button on your remote control or make sure that the switch on the top of the remote control is set to television. If you haven't replaced your batteries in a while, replace them with fresh batteries of the same brand. You can reset your remote by removing the batteries, pushing every button on the remote one at a time, putting the batteries back into the remote, and pressing the television button or moving the switch at the top of the remote to television.
No signal. If you are receiving a "no signal" message on your Hitachi television, the first step is to make sure that the external device that you are trying to use is turned on. Check the connections between the television and external device to ensure that they are properly connected. Check the input panel on your television to see which terminal the external device is plugged into and then check your television to make sure that you are on the proper input selection.
Blurry or fuzzy picture. Check the connections between the external device and your Hitachi television to make sure that all connections are properly connected. If the input source is HD capable, make sure that its output is set to 1080i or 720p. You can access these settings by pressing the menu button on your remote control and viewing the HDMI device menu.
Missing channels. Check the input connections on your Hitachi television and make sure that the external device is plugged into the VHF/UHF input. If you have a VCR connected to the television, turn the VCR off and unplug it. If you are using an antenna to receive your signals, adjust the position of the antenna. Go into the menu by pressing the "Menu" button on your remote control and scroll to the "Signal Settings" to ensure that you are set to cable for a cable or satellite signal, and antenna for an antenna signal.
Tips & Warnings:
- Do not attempt to troubleshoot your television using our list of 5 Hitachi TV troubleshooting tips if you do not feel that you possess the necessary technical skills to do so.
- If, after using the tips on our list your television is still not functioning properly, refer to the owner's manual that came with your television or contact Hitachi directly.
- Televisions are becoming more like computers as time passes. You can always try to reboot your television by unplugging it from its power source for a period of five to ten minutes.