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TX-S2783
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  • Page 1 TX-S2783 COLOR TELEVISION Owner’s Instructions Register your product at www.samsung.com/global/register...
  • Page 2 Be careful in the selection and duration of television formats used for viewing. Uneven CRT aging as a result of format selection and use, as well as other burned-in images, is not covered by your Samsung limited warranty. English - 2...
  • Page 3: A Guide To Digital Tv

    A Guide to Digital TV What is Digital Television? Digital television (DTV) is a new way of transmitting high quality video and audio to your TV set. Using DTV, broadcasters can transmit high definition TV (HDTV) images, Dolby Digital surround audio, and new services such as multicasting (transmitting more than one program on the same TV channel) and datacasting (providing electronic program guides and interactive television).
  • Page 4 How to View Digital Television There are three ways to watch DTV. The first is to use an integrated digital TV; one with a built-in digital television tuner. The second is to connect an external DTV set-top receiver to a DTV-ready television or monitor. This type of TV or monitor will have wideband component video and stereo audio inputs.
  • Page 5 Q&A 1. Is the antenna I use for existing TV reception good enough for DTV? Over-the-air (OTA) digital TV broadcasting uses the same channels as analog TV and works well with many existing TV antennas. However, DTV broadcast channel assignments are different than analog channels. You should find out whether your local DTV broadcasts are on VHF (channels 2-13) or UHF (channels 14-69) to see if you need a different antenna.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    O N T E N T S Chapter 1: Your New TV ...8 List of Features ...8 Checking Accessories ...8 Familiarizing Yourself with the TV...9 Control Buttons ...9 Connection Jacks (Side)...10 Connection Jacks (Rear) ...11 Remote Control ...12 Chapter 2: Installation... 13 Connecting VHF and UHF Antennas...13 Antennas with 300-ohm Flat Twin Leads...13 Antennas with 75-ohm Round Leads...14...
  • Page 7 O N T E N T S Chapter 3: Operation...36 Sound Control...36 Adjusting the Volume ...36 Using the MUTE Button ...36 Using Automatic Sound Settings...37 Customizing the Sound ...38 Setting the Clock ...39 Viewing an External Signal Source...40 Setting the Signal Source ...40 Assigning Names to External Input Mode...41 Chapter 4: Special Features...42 Fine Tuning Channels...42...
  • Page 8: Chapter 1: Your New Tv

    O U R C h a p t e r O n e O U R List of Features Your TV is designed with the latest technology. This TV is a high-performance unit that includes the following special features: • Easy-to-use remote control •...
  • Page 9: Familiarizing Yourself With The Tv

    O U R Familiarizing Yourself with the TV Control Buttons You can control your TV’ s basic features, including the on-screen menu. To use the more advanced features, you must use the remote control. Œ SOURCE Press to change between viewing TV programs and signals from other components.
  • Page 10: Connection Jacks (side)

    O U R Connection Jacks (Side) You can connect an A/V component that is used only occasionally, such as a camcorder or video game. (For information on connecting equipment, see page 18.) Please be sure to match the color coded input terminals and cable jacks. •...
  • Page 11: Connection Jacks (rear)

    O U R Connection Jacks (Rear) Use the rear panel jacks to connect an A/V component that will be connected continuously, such as a VCR or a DVD player. For more information on connecting equipment, see pages 13~20. Please be sure to match the color coded input terminals and cable jacks. •...
  • Page 12: Remote Control

    O U R Remote Control You can use the remote control up to about 23 feet from the TV. When using the remote, always point it directly at the TV. This is a special remote control for the visually impaired, and has Braille points on the •...
  • Page 13: Chapter 2: Installation

    N S TA L L AT I O N C h a p t e r Tw o N S TA L L AT I O N Connecting VHF and UHF Antennas If your antenna has a set of leads that look like this, see “Antennas with 300-ohm Flat Twin Leads”...
  • Page 14: Antennas With 75-ohm Round Leads

    N S TA L L AT I O N Antennas with 75-ohm Round Leads Plug the antenna lead into the “ANT 1 IN (AIR)” terminal on the rear panel. Separate VHF and UHF Antennas If you have two separate antennas for your TV (one VHF and one UHF), you must combine the two antenna signals before connecting the antennas to the TV.
  • Page 15: Connecting Cable Tv

    N S TA L L AT I O N Connecting Cable TV To connect to a cable TV system, follow the instructions below. Cable without a Cable Box Plug the incoming cable into the “ANT 2 IN (CABLE)” terminal on the rear panel. Connecting to a Cable Box that Descrambles All Channels Find the cable that is connected to the ANTENNA...
  • Page 16: Connecting To A Cable Box That Descrambles Some Channels

    N S TA L L AT I O N Connecting to a Cable Box that Descrambles Some Channels If your cable box descrambles only some channels (such as premium channels), follow the instructions below. You will need a two-way splitter, an RF (A/B) switch, and four lengths of coaxial cable.
  • Page 17: Connecting A Vcr

    N S TA L L AT I O N Connecting a VCR These instructions assume that you have already connected your TV to an air or a cable TV system (according to the instructions on pages 13~16). Please be sure to match the color coded input terminals and cable jacks. •...
  • Page 18: Connecting A Second Vcr To Record From The Tv

    N S TA L L AT I O N Connecting a Second VCR to Record from the TV Your TV can send out signals of its picture and sound to be recorded by a second VCR. To do this, connect your second VCR as follows: Connect a set of audio cables between the “AV OUT (L, R)”...
  • Page 19: Connecting A Dvd Player

    N S TA L L AT I O N Connecting a DVD Player The rear panel jacks on your TV make it easy to connect a DVD player to your TV. Please be sure to match the color coded input terminals and cable jacks. •...
  • Page 20: Connecting A Digital Audio System

    N S TA L L AT I O N Connecting a Digital Audio System There are many types of digital audio systems on the market today. A simplified illustration of an audio system is shown below. For more information, see your audio system owner’...
  • Page 21: Installing Batteries In The Remote Control

    N S TA L L AT I O N Installing Batteries in the Remote Control Lift the cover at the back of the remote control upward as shown in the figure. Install two AAA size batteries. Close the cover as shown in the figure.
  • Page 22: Chapter 3: Operation

    P E R AT I O N C h a p t e r T h r e e P E R AT I O N Turning the TV On and Off Press the POWER button on the remote control. You can also use the POWER button on the front panel.
  • Page 23 P E R AT I O N Press the … or † button to select the desired connection. Press the ENTER button to memorize the channels of the selected connection. Move First analog, then digital channels will be memorized. TV Auto Program Air 3 When selecting Cable TV: Press the …...
  • Page 24 P E R AT I O N Press the œ œ or √ √ button to move to the hour or minute. Set the clock by Clock Set pressing the ▲ or ▼ button, then press the Move MENU button. The message “Enjoy your watching.”...
  • Page 25: Viewing The Menus And On-screen Displays

    P E R AT I O N Viewing the Menus and On-Screen Displays Viewing the Menus With the power on, press Source List Edit Name the MENU button. The “Input” menu appears on the screen. Its left side has five icons: Input, Picture, Sound, Channel, and Setup.
  • Page 26: Selecting A Menu Language

    P E R AT I O N Selecting a Menu Language Press the MENU button. Plug & Play Language Time Press the ▲ or ▼ button Caption to select “Setup”, then Blue Screen Melody press the ENTER button. V-Chip Move Press the ▲...
  • Page 27: Memorizing The Channels

    P E R AT I O N Memorizing the Channels Your TV can memorize and store all of the available channels for both “off-air” (antenna) and cable channels. After the available channels are memorized, use the CH buttons to scan through the channels. This eliminates the need to change channels by entering the channel digits.
  • Page 28: Storing Channels In Memory

    P E R AT I O N Storing Channels in Memory Press the … or † button to select the antenna connection, then press the ENTER button. Move First analog, then digital channels will be memorized. Air 3 When selection Cable TV: Press the …...
  • Page 29 P E R AT I O N Alternate method: Simply press the AUTO PROG. button on the remote control to memorize the channels menu. Move • All available channels are automatically stored in memory when channels are selected by the direct tuning function. •...
  • Page 30: Adding And Erasing Channels

    P E R AT I O N Adding and Erasing Channels To add channels that were not memorized (or to delete unwanted channels from memory): Press the MENU button. Antenna Auto Program Add/Delete Press the ▲ or ▼ button Fine Tune Name to select “Channel”, then Signal Strength...
  • Page 31: Changing Channels

    P E R AT I O N Changing Channels Using the Channel Buttons Press the CH or CH button to change channels. When you press CH or CH channels that the TV has memorized. (The TV must have memorized at least three channels.) You will not see channels that were either erased or not memorized.
  • Page 32: Labelling The Channels

    P E R AT I O N Labelling the Channels Use this feature to assign an easy-to-remember label to any channel (i.e., “CBS”, “ESPN”, “PBS2”, “CNN1”, etc.). A label consists of four fields, where each field is a letter, a number or a blank.
  • Page 33: Picture Control

    P E R AT I O N Picture Control You can select the type of picture which best corresponds to your viewing requirements. Using Automatic Picture Settings Your TV has automatic picture settings (“Dynamic”, “Standard”, and “Movie”) that are preset at the factory.
  • Page 34: Customizing The Picture

    P E R AT I O N Customizing the Picture You can use the on-screen menus to change the “Contrast”, “Brightness”, “Sharpness”, “Color”, “Tint”, and “Color Tone” according to personal preference. Mode Press the MENU button. Size Digital NR Press the … or † button Tilt to select “Picture”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 35: Resetting The Picture Settings To The Factory Defaults

    P E R AT I O N Press the ▲ or ▼ button Mode Contrast to select “Color Tone”, Brightness then press the ENTER Sharpness Color button. Tint Color Tone Press the … or † button Reset to select a particular item Move (“Cool2”, “Cool1”, “Normal”, “Warm1”, or...
  • Page 36: Chapter 3: Operation

    P E R AT I O N Sound Control Adjusting the Volume Press the VOL + or VOL - buttons to increase or decrease the volume. Using the MUTE Button At any time, you can temporarily cut off the sound using the MUTE button. Press the MUTE button and the sound cuts off.
  • Page 37: Using Automatic Sound Settings

    P E R AT I O N Using Automatic Sound Settings Your TV has automatic sound settings (“Standard”, “Music”, “Movie”, and “Speech”) that are preset at the factory. You can activate either Standard, Music, Movie or Speech by making a selection from the menu.
  • Page 38: Customizing The Sound

    P E R AT I O N Customizing the Sound The sound settings can be adjusted to suit your personal preferences. (Alternatively, you can use one of the automatic settings. See page 37.) Press the MENU button. Mode Equalizer Press the ▲ or ▼ button Auto Volume Pseudo Stereo to select “Sound”, then...
  • Page 39: Setting The Clock

    P E R AT I O N Setting the Clock Setting the clock is necessary in order to use the various timer features of the TV. Also, you can check the time while watching the TV. (Just press the INFO button.) Press the MENU button.
  • Page 40: Viewing An External Signal Source

    P E R AT I O N Viewing an External Signal Source Use the remote control to switch between viewing signals from connected equipment, such as a VCR, DVD, set-top box, and the TV source (broadcast or cable). Setting the Signal Source Press the MENU button.
  • Page 41: Assigning Names To External Input Mode

    P E R AT I O N Assigning Names to External Input Mode Press the MENU button. Source List Edit Name Press the ENTER button to select “Input”. Move Press the ▲ or ▼ button Source List to select “Edit Name”, Edit Name then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 42: Chapter 4: Special Features

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S C h a p t e r F o u r P E C I A L E AT U R E S Fine Tuning Channels Analog The Fine Tuning function lets you manually adjust the TV’ s tuner if you have difficulty tuning channels.
  • Page 43: Digital-signal Strength .............................................43

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Checking the Digital-Signal Strength Digital Unlike analog channels, which can vary in reception quality from “snowy” to clear, digital (HDTV) channels have either perfect reception quality or you will not receive them at all. So, unlike analog channels, you cannot fine tune a digital channel.
  • Page 44: Changing The Screen Size

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Changing the Screen Size Press the MENU button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “Picture”, then press the ENTER button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “Size”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 45: Digital Noise Reduction

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Digital Noise Reduction If the signal received by the television is weak, you can activate this feature to reduce any static and ghosting that may appear on the screen. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 46: Tilt

    P E R AT I O N Tilt Due to the Earth’ s magnetic field there may be some minor image tilt depending on the TV’ s location. When this occurs, follow the steps below. Press the MENU button. Mode Size Digital NR Press the …...
  • Page 47: Using The R.surf Feature

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Using the R.Surf Feature This feature allows you to set the TV to return to a particular channel after a certain amount of time. For example, you may be watching a channel when commercials start. You can set the R.Surf to “5 minutes”, then switch channels.
  • Page 48: Analog Choosing A Multi-channel Sound (mts) Track

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Choosing a Multi-Channel Sound (MTS) track Analog Depending on the particular program being broadcast, you can listen to Mono, Stereo, or SAP. Press the MENU button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “Sound”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 49: Digital Choosing A Multi-channel Sound (mts) Track

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Choosing a Multi-Channel Sound (MTS) track Digital The digital-TV transmission system is capable of simultaneous transmission of many audio tracks (for example, simultaneous translations of the program into foreign languages). The availability of these additional “multitracks”...
  • Page 50: Extra Sound Settings (auto Volume, Pseudo Stereo, Or Turbo Plus)

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Extra Sound Settings (Auto Volume, Pseudo Stereo, or Turbo Plus) The following sound settings can be adjusted to suit your personal preferences • Auto Volume Each broadcasting station has its own signal conditions, which can make it necessary to adjust the volume every time the channel is changed.
  • Page 51: Setting The On/off Timer

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Setting the On/Off Timer Press the MENU button. Press the … or † button to select “Setup”, then press the ENTER button. Press the … or † button to select “Time”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 52: Setting The Preferred Option

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Setting the Preferred Option The preferred TV source, channel and volume can be set for when the timer automatically turns on the TV. Press the … or † button to select “On Timer Source”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 53: Setting The Sleep Timer

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Setting the Sleep Timer The sleep timer automatically shuts off the TV after a preset time (from 30 to 180 minutes). Press the MENU button. Press the … or † button to select “Setup”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 54: Analog Viewing Closed Captions (on-screen Text Message)

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Viewing Closed Captions Analog (On-Screen Text Message) Your TV decodes and displays the closed captions that are broadcast with certain TV shows. These captions are usually subtitles for the hearing impaired or foreign-language translations.
  • Page 55 P E C I A L E AT U R E S Depending on the particular broadcast, it might be necessary to make changes to “Channel” and “Field”. Press the … or † button to select “Channel” or “Field, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 56: Viewing Closed Captions (on-screen Text Message)

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Viewing Closed Captions Digital (On-Screen Text Message) The Digital Captions function operates on digital channels. Press the MENU button. Press the … or † button to select “Setup”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 57 P E C I A L E AT U R E S Press the ENTER button to select “Size”. Press the … or † button to select one you want, the press the ENTER button. Set other listed options below using the same method as above.
  • Page 58: Setting The Blue Screen Mode

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Setting the Blue Screen Mode If no signal is being received or the signal is very weak, a blue screen automatically replaces the noisy picture background. If you wish to continue viewing the poor picture, you must set the “Blue Screen”...
  • Page 59: Setting The On/off Melody

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Setting the On/Off Melody You can hear a melody sound when the TV is powered on or Off. Press the MENU button. Press the … or † button to select “Setup”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 60: Using The V-chip

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Using the V-Chip Access to channels and programs is controlled by a password (i.e., a 4-digit secret code that is defined by the user). The on-screen menu will instruct you to assign a password (and you can change it later, if necessary).
  • Page 61: How To Change Your Password

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S How to Change Your Password Press the MENU button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “Setup”, then press the ENTER button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “V-Chip”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 62: How To Set Up Restrictions Using The "tv Parental Guidelines

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S How to Set up Restrictions Using the “TV Parental Guidelines” The parental restrictions can be set up using either of two methods: The “TV Parental Guidelines” or “MPAA Rating”. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 63: How To Set Up Restrictions Using The Movie Ratings

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S How to Set up Restrictions using the Movie Ratings: G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17, X The Movie rating system uses the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) system, and its main application is for movies. When the Rating Control is on, the TV will automatically block any programs that are coded with objectionable ratings (either MPAA or TV-Ratings).
  • Page 64: Important Notes About Parental Locks

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Important Notes About Parental Locks Explanation of the MPAA and TV (FCC) Rating Systems: TV (FCC) Age-Based Ratings TV-Y All children. The themes and elements in this program are specifically designed for a very young audience, including children from ages two to six.
  • Page 65: How To Set Up Restrictions Using "canadian English

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S How to Set up Restrictions Using “Canadian English” Press the MENU button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “Setup”, then press the ENTER button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “V-chip”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 66: How To Set Up Restrictions Using "canadian French

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S How to Set up Restrictions Using “Canadian French” Press the MENU button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “Setup”, then press the ENTER button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “V-chip”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 67: Using The V-chip For Digital Channel

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Using the V-Chip for Digital channels Parental restriction information can be used while watching DTV channels. Press the MENU button. Press the … or † button to select “Setup”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 68 P E C I A L E AT U R E S You can independently lock the TV ratings. The locked TV ratings are indicated by the symbol “ ”. To unlock a locked channel, press the ENTER button again. Press the ▲/▼/œ/√...
  • Page 69: Chapter 5: Troubleshooting

    R O U B L E S H O O T I N G If the TV seems to have a problem, first try this list of possible problems and solutions. If none of these troubleshooting tips apply, then call your nearest Samsung authorized service center.
  • Page 70: Appendix

    A p p e n d i x A p p e n d i x Cleaning and Maintaining Your TV Please follow these guidelines to get the maximum performance from your TV. Placement • Do not place the TV near extremely hot, cold, humid or dusty places. •...
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  • Page 72 Contact SAMSUNG WORLD-WIDE If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care center. Country Customer Care Center CANADA 1-800-SAMSUNG (7267864) PANAMA 800-7267 U.S.A 1-800-SAMSUNG (7267864) Web Site Samsung Electronics Canada Inc., Customer Service...

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