TX-R2728 COLOR TELEVISION Owner’s Instructions...
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.
O N T E N T S Chapter 1: Your New TV ....5 List of Features ......... . . 5 Accessories .
O N T E N T S Chapter 4: Special Features ... . . 39 Chapter 5: Troubleshooting ... . . 62 Appendix .
C h a p t e r O n e O U R O U R List of Features Your TV was designed with the latest technology. This TV is a high-performance unit that includes the following special features: • Full Flat Screen •...
O U R Familiarizing Yourself with The TV Front Panel Buttons The buttons on the front panel control your TV’ s basic features, including the on-screen menu. To use the more advanced features, you must use the remote control. ˛ MENU Press to see an on-screen menu of your TV's features.
O U R Side Panel Jacks You can use the side panel jacks to connect an A/V component that is used only occa- sionally, such as a camcorder or video game. (For information on connecting equipment, see page 18.) ˛ AUDIO INPUT jacks Used to connect the audio signals from a cam- corder or video game.
O U R Rear Panel Jacks Use the rear panel jacks to connect an A/V component that will be connected continuously, such as a VCR or a DVD player. Because there are two sets of input jacks, you can connect two different A/V components (i.e., a VCR and a DVD, 2 VCRs, etc.) For more information on connecting equipment, see pages 11 –...
MODE Selects a target device to be con- trolled by the Samsung remote control (i.e., TV, Set Top Box, VCR, Cable box, or DVD). PRE-CH Tunes to the previous channel.
O U R Remote Control VCR Controls REW (Rewind) Press to rewind a tape in your VCR. STOP Press this button to stop a tape during play, record, rewind or fast forward. If the button is pressed during Full-Automatic play, the function will be can- celled.
C h a p t e r Tw o N S TA L L AT I O N 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”...
N S TA L L AT I O N Antennas with 75-ohm Round Leads Plug the antenna lead into the VHF/UHF terminal on the bottom of the back 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.
N S TA L L AT I O N Connecting to a Cable Box that Descrambles All Channels Find the cable that is con- nected to the ANTENNA OUT terminal on your cable box. Connect the other end of this cable to the VHF/UHF antenna terminal on the back of the TV.
N S TA L L AT I O N Connect a coaxial cable between the ANTENNA OUT terminal on the cable box and the B–IN terminal on the RF(A/B) switch. Connect another cable between the other OUT terminal on the splitter and the A–IN terminal on the RF (A/B) switch.
N S TA L L AT I O N Connecting a VCR These instructions assume that you have already connected your TV to an antenna or a cable TV system (according to the instructions on pages 11-14). Skip step 1 if you have not yet connected to an antenna or a cable system.
N S TA L L AT I O N Connecting an S-VHS VCR Your Samsung TV can be connected to an S-Video signal from an S-VHS VCR. (This connection delivers a better picture as compared to a standard VHS VCR.) To begin, follow steps 1–3 in the previous...
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: TV Rear Panel Connect a set of audio cables between the...
N S TA L L AT I O N Connecting a Camcorder The side panel jacks on your TV make it easy to connect a camcorder to your TV. They allow you to view the camcorder tapes without using a VCR. (Also see “Viewing an External Signal Source”...
N S TA L L AT I O N Installing Batteries in the Remote Control Slide the cover out com- pletely. Install two AAA size batteries. Replace the cover. Make sure to match the “ ” and – “ ” ends of the batteries with the diagram inside the compartment.
C h a p t e r T h r e e P E R AT I O N P E R AT I O N 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.
P E R AT I O N Press the MENU button and then the “Auto Program” is automatically displayed. Press the ENTER button to start “Auto Program” or press the MENU button to return. (refer to “Auto pro- gram” on page 25.) The TV will begin memorizing all of the available channels.
P E R AT I O N Viewing the Menus and On-Screen Displays Viewing the Menus With the power on, press the MENU button. The main menu appears on the screen. Its left side has five icons: Input, Picture, Sound, Channel and Setup.
P E R AT I O N Selecting a Menu Language Press the MENU button to Time display the menu. Plug & Play V-Chip Press the button Caption to select “Setup”, then More press the ENTER button. Move Press the button More to select “Language”,...
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 chan- nels by entering the channel digits.
P E R AT I O N Storing Channels in Memory (Automatic Method) First, select the correct Auto Program signal source (Air, STD, Add/Delete HRC, IRC). See steps 1~3 Air/CATV on previous page. Name Move Press the button Auto Program to select “Auto Program”...
P E R AT I O N Adding and Erasing Channels (Manual Method) First, press the CH to select the channel you want to add or delete. Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the to select “Channel”, then press the ENTER button.
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.
P E R AT I O N Labeling 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. When the INFO button is pressed, the channel label will appear next to the channel number.
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.) Option 1: Setting the Clock Manually Press the MENU button to Time...
P E R AT I O N Option 2: Setting the Clock Automatically The Clock can be set automatically if you are receiving a digital signal. Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the to select “Setup”, then press the ENTER button.
P E R AT I O N Clock Mode Press the button to PBS Channel : Air select “Time Zone”, then Time Zone press the ENTER button. Press the button to select the time zone for your local area, then press Move the ENTER button.
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 according to personal preference. (Alternatively, you can use one of the “Automatic” settings. See next page.) Press the MENU button to display the menu.
P E R AT I O N Using Automatic Picture Settings Your TV has three automatic picture settings (“Dynamic”, “Standard” and “Movie” ) that are preset at the factory. You can activate either Dynamic, Standard, Movie or Custom by pressing the P.MODE button (or by making a selection from the menu). Or, you can select “Custom”...
P E R AT I O N Adjusting the Volume Press the VOL + or – VOL – button 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.
P E R AT I O N Customizing the Sound You can use the on-screen menus to adjust the bass, treble and balance according to individual preference. (Alternatively, you can use one of the “automatic” settings. See next page.) Press the MENU button to Mode display the menu.
P E R AT I O N Using Automatic Sound Settings Your TV has four automatic sound settings (“Standard”, “Music”, “Movie” and “Speech”) that are preset at the factory. You can activate either Standard, Music, Movie or Speech by pressing the S.MODE button (or by making a selection from the menu). Or, you can select “Custom”, which automatically recalls your personalized sound settings.
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 VCRs, DVD, Set-Top Box and the TV source (broadcast or cable). Setting the Signal Source Press the MENU button to Source List : TV display menu, then press...
P E R AT I O N Assigning Names to External input mode Press the MENU button to display menu, then press the ENTER button. Press the to select the “Edit Name”, then press the ENTER button. Press the to select the Source List, then press the ENTER button.
C h a p t e r F o u r P E C I A L E AT U R E S P E C I A L E AT U R E S Changing the Color Tone Press the MENU button to display the menu.
P E C I A L E AT U R E S Changing the Screen Size Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the to select the “Picture”, then press the ENTER but- ton. Press the to select “Size”, then press the ENTER button.
P E C I A L E AT U R E S Digital Noise Reduction If the broadcast signal received by your TV is weak, you can activate the Digital Noise Reduction feature to help reduce any static and ghosting that may appear on the screen. Press the MENU button to display the menu.
P E C I A L E AT U R E S Tilt Due to the Earth’ s magnetic field there may be same minor image tilt depending on the TV’ s location. When this occurs, follow the steps below. Press the MENU button to display the menu.
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.
P E C I A L E AT U R E S Choosing a Multi-Channel Sound (MTS) Soundtrack Depending on the particular program being broadcast, you can listen to Stereo, Mono, or a Separate Audio Program. (SAP audio is usually a foreign-language translation. Sometimes SAP has unrelated information like news or weather.) Press the MENU button to display the menu.
P E C I A L E AT U R E S Extra Sound Settings (Auto Volume, Turbo Sound or Pseudo Stereo) 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.
P E C I A L E AT U R E S Setting the On/Off Timer Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the to select the “Setup”, then press the ENTER button. Press the ENTER button to select “Time”.
P E C I A L E AT U R E S To set the Off Timer, press button to select “Off Timer”. Press the ENTER button and set the hours and min- utes. (Follow the same pro- cedure as in steps 3~5 Move above.) When finished setting the...
P E C I A L E AT U R E S Setting the Preferred Volume Level The preferred volume can be set for when the timer automatically turns on the TV. Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the to select the “Setup”, then press the ENTER button.
P E C I A L E AT U R E S Using the V-Chip The V-Chip feature automatically locks out programming that is deemed inappropriate for children. The user must first enter a PIN (personal ID number) before any of the V-Chip restrictions can be set up or changed.
P E C I A L E AT U R E S How to Enable/Disable the V-Chip Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the to select the “Setup”, then press the ENTER button. Press the to select the “V-Chip”, then press the ENTER but- ton.
P E C I A L E AT U R E S Press the button to select the “TV Parental Guidelines”, then press the ENTER button. Move The “TV Parental Guidelines” screen will appear. Press the buttons to select one of the six age- based categories: Move TV-Y...
P E C I A L E AT U R E S How to set the FV, D, L, S and V sub-ratings: First, select one of these TV-Ratings: TV-Y7, TV-PG, TV-14 or TV-MA (See Step 4, on previous page). Next, while the TV-Rating is selected , repeatedly press the ˆ...
P E C I A L E AT U R E S Press the button to select the “MPAA Rating”, then press the ENTER button. Move The “MPAA Rating” screen will appear. Repeatedly press the button to select a par- ticular MPAA category.
P E C I A L E AT U R E S Press the to select the “Canadian English”, then press the ENTER button. The “Canadian English” screen will appear. Repeatedly press the button to select a par- ticular Canadian English category.
P E C I A L E AT U R E S Press the button to select the “Canadian French”, then press the ENTER button. Move The “Canadian French” screen will appear. Repeatedly press the button to select a par- ticular Canadian French category.
P E C I A L E AT U R E S Viewing Closed Captions 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. All VCRs record the closed caption signal from television programs, so home-recorded video tapes also provide closed captions.
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”...
P E C I A L E AT U R E S Setting The On/Off Melody You can hear clear a melody sound when the TV is powered On or Off. Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the to select the “Setup”, then press the ENTER button.
P E C I A L E AT U R E S Viewing the Demonstration To become familiar with the various menus provided by your television, you can view the in built demonstration. Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the button to select the “Setup”, then...
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C h a p t e r F i v e P E C I A L E AT U R E S 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 service center.
TV channel frequencies. Specifications Model Voltage Frequency of Operation Dimensions (mm/inches) Weight (Kg/ lbs) TX-R2728 AC120 V 60 Hz 766 X 558 X 586/ 30.16 X 21.97 X 23.07 41/ 90.39...
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