42PMA400E - Hitachi Digital Media Group

42PMA400E - Hitachi Digital Media Group
Technical Specifications
Effective Display Area
Aspect Ratio
Number of Pixels
Pixel Pitch
Number of Colours
Panel Brightness
Contrast Ratio
922 (Horizontal) x 522 (Vertical) mm
1024 (Horizontal) x 1024 (Vertical) pixels
0.90 (Horizontal) x 0.51 (Vertical) mm
16.7 million colours (256 grey levels)
1000cd/m2 (320cd/m2 after filter)
Video Format
Sync Level
Connectors, RGB1
Connectors, RGB2
RGB analogue, 0.7Vp-p, 75Ω
H/V Separate Sync and H/V Composite Sync:
TTL, Sync on Green: 0.3±0.1 Vp-p, 75Ω
Horizontal: 24 ~ 106kHz, Vertical: 50 ~ 85Hz
Stereo, 470mV High Impedance
Video: Mini D-sub, 15 Pin x 1
Audio: 3.5mm Stereo Mini Jack x 1
Video: Mini D-Sub, 15 Pin x 1
Audio: 3.5mm Stereo Mini Jack x 1
High Performance 42”
Plasma Display
Signal Level
PAL/SECAM/NTSC, Composite & S-Video
1.0Vp-p, 75Ω, Composite Sync
Video: Phono x 1, S terminal x 1
Audio: Phono (L/R) x 1
Signal Level
Y, PB, PR or Y, CB, CR
Y=1.0V; PB, CB, PR, CR = 0.7Vp-p, 75Ω Sync. on Y
Video: Phono x 3
Audio: Phono (L/R) x 1
Video Format
10W + 10W (6Ω) – speakers optional
Loop though on composite only, BNC x 1,75Ω
Video Format
Colour Temperature
Remote Control
Power Management
Contrast, Brightness, Colour,
Colour Tone, Sharpness
Contrast, Brightness, Display Size,
Vertical Position, Horizontal Position,
Clock Frequencies, Clock Phase
COOL: 9,300K, NORMAL: 7,600k,
WARM: 6,500K
USER: manual adjustment
Volume, Balance, Treble, Bass, Mute
Power, Input Select, Adjustment Menu
Selection, Sound Volume Adjustment
On/Off control via Signal Detection
D-sub 9 pin
Power Supply
Power Consumption
200 ~ 240V AC, (50/60Hz)
350W (Standby: 2W)
1030 x 636 x 89 mm (WxHxD)
5 ~ 35°C
20 ~ 80% (non-condensing)
800 ~ 1114hPa
(reference value: max altitude 1888m)
UL1950, CSA 22.2 No 950, EN60950
FCC class B, EN55022 class B
EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN50082-1
EN60950, EN55022
Power Cable, Infrared Remote Control Unit (with batteries, AA, R6),
User Manual.
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• When a plasma display is turned on, minute dots light up on the screen. Please be aware that in some parts of the screen may not light,
while in other parts dots will always light. This is normal and is not a malfunction.
• To prevent overheating of the plasma panel an air cooling system is used. To assure proper operation of this system, the plasma display
should be installed and operated in a vertical position. If the display is installed horizontally or at an excessive angle, heat may not be
effectively dissipated and overheating could occur. This could lead to a malfunction.
• All on-screen images shown in this catalogue are simulated.
• Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Hitachi Europe Ltd
Dukes Meadow
Millboard Road
Bourne End
Buckinghamshire SL8 5XF
Telephone 01628 643 000
The specification above and photography is for
reference only and may be subject to change.
• 42” 16:9 Aspect Ratio Plasma Display
• New H2 Panel and I2 Intelligent Image Chip
• High Resolution ALIS Technology
• Comprehensive Video and Computer Inputs
• Life Extension Mode
42PMA400E Features
Hitachi’s new 42PMA400E plasma display
incorporates a host of new technology features,
which combine to produce the ultimate in picture
performance. With 1024 x 1024 pixel high-resolution,
16:9 aspect ratio screen and an extra-high peak white
brightness level of 1000cd/m2, this Plasma display
provides a higher quality picture. Among other
technical advances featured are Hitachi’s I2 Intelligent
Image Chip, which enables high quality progressive
scan processing and high speed digital processing.
Capable of conveying the breathtaking beauty of high
resolution images and the minute details and crisp
colours of UXGA computer generated graphics, this
slim and space saving wide-screen display is ideal for
visual communication applications.
Hitachi’s Plasma Display Promotes Effective
Communication in a Wide Range of Situations
Information boards in reception areas
In store guide (vertical installation)
Executive offices
Showroom displays
Fitness club displays
Visual art displays for spatial ambience
* Speakers shown are an optional extra
H2 Panel - Improved
Brightness and Contrast
Designed to deliver outstanding picture quality, the
42PMA400E incorporates Hitachi’s new H2 Panel which
delivers dynamic contrast and improved brightness. With a
contrast ratio of 1000:1 and panel brightness of 1000 cd/m2,
this display reproduces amazing quality pictures.
Refinements to the phosphors and drive system have raised
the brightness by 25%, while new optical characteristics of
the panel and front filter have improved both overall image
brightness and made colour reproduction more natural.
I2 Intelligent Image Chip
The 42PMA400E features Hitachi’s new I2 Intelligent Image
Chip which enables high quality progressive scan
processing and high speed digital processing.
This ensures the best contrast level for all signals that are
run through the display panel. The Digital colour
management allows tint and black levels to be
independently controlled so that vivid and natural pictures
can be obtained without affecting other colours. With
1024p High Performance Signal Processor, this feature can
overlap the fields to create more lines resulting in clearer,
sharper picture quality, whilst also scanning
pages/information far quicker to reduce flicker.
Life Extension Mode
I2 Intelligent
Image Chip
The 42PMA400E is equipped with Life Extension Mode
that limits the maximum brightness to either 75% or 60%
and gradually increases the setting over time to keep the
picture brightness constant. This can increase panel life
by as much as 67%.
Comprehensive Input Options
To accommodate today’s wide variety of signal sources,
the 42PMA400E offers a full range of inputs.
A component video input caters for DVD, while two
further inputs handle NTSC, PAL or SECAM signals in
composite or S-Video formats (video loop through
available on the composite video input). For computer
sources, two RGB analogue inputs offer mini D-sub
connectors with comprehensive synchronisation options.
RGB Video Input allows the plasma display to accept RGB
signal from DVD players and/or Satellite/Cable boxes
giving a clearer and sharper picture than via conventional
inputs. Component/Progressive Scan input offers
improved picture quality to the highest of standards.
Coupled with Hitachi’s I2 Intelligent Image Chip, this high
speed, high density digital processing ensures that even
analogue terrestrial is displayed in high-density quality.
ALIS Technology
The 42PMA400E employs Hitachi’s ALIS (Alternate
Lighting of Surfaces) technology to achieve high
resolution and high brightness. ALIS employs two closely
spaced lines of phosphors for each line of a conventional
screen and emits light from each line alternately. The
result is a smoother more natural image without the
obvious black lines between pixels that conventional
panels display. Because ALIS uses different electrodes for
odd and even lines, each electrode is only on for half the
time of a conventional panel.
This reduced duty cycle significantly increases the
screen’s effective working life.
Multi-Scanning from VGA
The 42PMA400E accepts video signals with horizontal
scanning frequencies from 24kHz to 106kHz and vertical
scanning (or frame) frequencies of between 50Hz and 85Hz.
As a result, this display is capable of producing high quality
pictures from almost any type of PC video output signal
ranging from VGA to UXGA. Three screen modes are
available to suit particular signal sources and applications.
These modes are NORMAL (no change in the aspect ratio),
FULL (enlargement/reduction of the aspect ratio to make
the image fill the 16:9 screen), and ZOOM (no change in
the aspect ratio but with vertical scrolling of the image on
the screen). On top of this, the 42PMA400E also has a
full complement of features that makes this display ideal
for use as a PC monitor including automatic adjustment
functions for PC signal compatibility, phase and
clock frequency.
Multi Picture Modes
To add to the flexibility for presentations, this new
feature, Multi Picture Modes, allows you to show a split
screen with two images. This can be a choice of Picture
and Picture or Picture in PC and is ideal for visual
communication applications.
Manual Adjustable
White Balance
This function allows you to set any desired colour
temperature to achieve the correct white balance. In addition
to three fixed modes, there is a selector/manual mode that
allows the user to precisely set each of the RGB colours
separately to produce the exact desired result.
Features for Reduced
Image Retention
The 42PMA400E has sophisticated screen saver features
that enable the user to shift the picture by a variable
number of pixels and time to help prevent static images
marking the screen.
If these functions are employed when high contrast
elements are displayed, image retention effects can be
substantially reduced. In addition, this model has an input
signal reverse display function and a whole-screen white
display that refreshes the screen if any temporarily
retained images are visible.
Compact and Versatile
While the 42PMA400E’s 42-inch screen measures
922 x 522mm, the slim and lightweight unit is only 89mm
in depth and weighs just 31kg (excluding the table stand).
In addition to desktop use with the
optional table stand, the display can be mounted on
to a ceiling or wall using one of a variety of optional
mounting units, in horizontal and vertical formats.
Built-in Stereo Amplifier
Equipped with built-in 10W per channel stereo power
amplifier, the 42PMA400E can be connected to a pair of
optional external speakers to provide a dynamic audio
accompaniment to video viewing, presentations, etc.
Easy on the Environment
To make the 42PMA400E as environmentally friendly as
possible, Hitachi has employed non-halogen resin
for the front frame and no PVC is used in the structural
parts. In addition, we have succeeded in reducing the
ratio of shock-absorbing material used for packing by 25%
compared with our previous displays.
42PMA400E is also compliant with radio emissions
self-regulatory standard FCC Class-B, which means it
generates only minimal electrical interference that should
not effect the operation of nearby TV’s, videos, radios, etc.
Table Top Mount (see main picture)
Model: CMPAD05
700mm(W) x 77mm(H) x 300mm(D)
Angle Wall Mount
Model: CMPAK345
(Adjustable 0-20° in 5 steps)
536mm(W) x 575mm(H) x 22mm(D)
*Optional Speakers
100mm(W) x 636mm(H) x 90mm(D)
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