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TX-R3081WH
COLOR TELEVISION
Owner's
Instructions
Register your product at www.samsung.com/global/register

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  • Page 1 TX-R3081WH COLOR TELEVISION Owner’s Instructions Register your product at www.samsung.com/global/register...
  • Page 2 The images displayed on them should primarily be in the wide screen 16:9 ratio format, or expanded to fill the screen if your model offers this feature, and constantly moving. Displaying stationary graphics and...
  • 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 Once the DTV signal level exceeds a certain threshold at the receiver, the digital video and audio data is decoded at the same quality it was originally encoded for broadcast. This is a big advantage for DTV over analog TV - there is no noise, ghosting, static, or scratchy audio.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Turning the TV On and Off ....... . . 26...
  • Page 7 Using the R.Surf Feature ........50...
  • Page 8: Chapter 1: Your New Tv

    • Digital Input (HDMI-High Definition Multimedia Interface) jack • Digital Audio Output (OPTICAL) jack Accessories Once you have unpacked your TV, check to make sure that you have all the parts shown here. If any piece is missing or broken, call your dealer. Remote Control (AA59-00356H) / AAA Batteries Owner’...
  • 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 22.) ΠS-VIDEO Input Connect an S-Video signal from a camcorder or video game.
  • 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 14 – 24.
  • 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. You can also use your remote control to operate your VCR, DVD, Cable box, and some Samsung Set-top boxes.
  • Page 13 O U R Remote Control ˛ ADD/DEL Press to add or erase channels in the TV’s memory. ◊ AUTO.PROG Press to display the memorized channels menu. ± BBE BBE is a built-in effect that adds clarity, punch and dynamics to the sound.
  • Page 14: Chapter 2: Installation

    VHF and UHF Antennas” on page 15. Antennas with 300-ohm Flat Twin Leads If you are using an off-air antenna (such as a roof antenna or “rabbit ears”) that has 300-ohm twin flat leads, follow the directions below. Place the wires from the...
  • Page 15: Antennas With 75-ohm Round Leads

    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. This procedure requires an optional combiner-adaptor (available at most electronics shops).
  • Page 16: Connecting To A Cable Box That Descrambles All 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. (These items are available at most electronics stores.)
  • Page 17 Set the A/B switch to the “B” position to view scrambled channels. (When you set the A/B switch to “B”, you will need to tune your TV to the cable box’ s output channel, which is usually channel 3 or 4.)
  • Page 18: Connecting A Vcr

    TV and the VIDEO OUT jack on the VCR. Refer to your VCR’ s instructions for more information about how to view your VCR tape. • Also, you can connect to “AV IN 4” on the side panel of TV. TV Rear Panel English - 18...
  • Page 19: 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:...
  • Page 20: 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 21: Connecting A Digital Tv Set-top Box

    N S TA L L AT I O N Connecting a Digital TV Set-Top Box The rear panel jacks on your TV make it easy to connect a set-top box to your TV. Please be sure to match the color coded input terminals and cable jacks.
  • Page 22: Connecting A Camcorder

    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.
  • Page 23: Connecting To A Digital Audio System

    • OPTICAL: Converts the electric signal into an optical light signal, and transmits it through glass fibers. S/PDIF is a transmission system of digital audio in the form of a light wave that uses a glass conductor. TV Rear Panel...
  • Page 24: Connecting To An Analog Amplifier

    N S TA L L AT I O N Connecting to an Analog Amplifier Please be sure to match the color coded input terminals and cable jacks. • The “AUDIO OUT” terminals cannot be used for external speakers. You must hook them up to an amplifier.
  • Page 25: Installing Batteries In The Remote Control

    N S TA L L AT I O N Installing Batteries in the Remote Control Slide the cover out completely. Install two AAA size batteries. Replace the cover. œ Make sure to match the “ – “ diagram inside the compartment.
  • Page 26: Chapter 3: Operation

    When the TV is initially powered On, basic customer settings proceed automatically and subsequently: Setting the language, Antenna input check, Channel Memorize and Time Setting. The Plug & Play function operates after plugging in the TV for the first time. • Press the POWER button on the remote control.
  • Page 27 Channel Memory in Process Air Channel 15 Stop Auto Program Stop 7 channels were memorized Air (ANT A) : 7, Cable (ANT B) : 0 Next Plug & Play Plug & Play Completed. Time will be updated automatically English - 27...
  • Page 28: Viewing The Menus And On-screen Displays

    Press the EXIT button to exit. Viewing the Display The display identifies the current channel and the status of certain audio-video settings. Press the INFO button on Air 13 the remote control. The TV displays the current...
  • Page 29: Selecting A Menu Language

    ENTER button. Press the EXIT button to exit. Selecting the Antenna Input You can connect to two different signal sources by choosing the antenna input (Air or Cable). Press the ANTENNA button repeatedly to select “Air” or “Cable”.
  • Page 30: Memorizing The Channels

    Selecting the Video Signal Source Before your television can begin memorizing the available channels, you must specify the type of signal source that is connected to the TV (i.e., an antenna or a cable system). Press the MENU button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “Channel”, then...
  • Page 31: Storing Channels In Memory

    Press the ENTER button at any time to interrupt the memorization process. Press the EXIT button to exit. • All available DTV and analog channels are automatically stored in memory when channels are selected by the direct tuning function. Auto Program...
  • Page 32: 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. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “Channel”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 33: Changing 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. Using the Number Buttons Use the number buttons to quickly tune to any channel.
  • Page 34: Selecting Your Favorite Channels

    P E R AT I O N Selecting Your Favorite Channels You can store your favorite channels for each available input source (such as TV and CATV). Then, when you press the FAV.CH button on the remote control, the TV displays only the favorite channels you previously stored, allowing you to quickly and easily find frequently watched channels.
  • Page 35: 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 five 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.
  • Page 36: Picture Control

    Your TV has automatic picture settings (“Dynamic”, “Standard”, and “Movie”) that are preset at the factory. You can activate either Dynamic, Standard, or Movie by making a selection from the menu. Or, you can select “Custom” which automatically recalls your personalized picture settings.
  • Page 37: 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. Press the MENU button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “Picture”, then...
  • Page 38: Resetting The Picture Settings To The Factory Defaults

    P E R AT I O N Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “Color Tone”, then press the ENTER button. Press the … or † button to select a particular item (“Cool 2”, “Cool 1”, “Normal”, “Warm 1”, or “Warm 2”), then press the...
  • Page 39: Sound Control

    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.
  • Page 40: 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. Or, you can select “Custom,” which automatically recalls your personalized sound settings.
  • Page 41: Customizing The Sound

    Press the EXIT button to exit. • If you make any changes to the equalizer settings, the sound mode is automatically switched to the “Custom” mode. • “L/R” Sound Balance Adjustment To adjust the sound balance of the L/R speakers.
  • Page 42: 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.) Option 1: Setting the Clock Manually Press the MENU button.
  • Page 43: Option 2: Setting The Clock Automatically

    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. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “Setup”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 44: 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 45: Assigning Names To External Input Mode

    P E R AT I O N Assigning Names to External Input Mode Press the MENU button. Press the ENTER button to select “Input”. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “Edit Name”, then press the ENTER button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button...
  • Page 46: Chapter 4: Special Features

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Fine Tuning Analog Channels Analog The Fine Tuning function lets you manually adjust the TV’ s tuner if you have difficulty tuning channels. Press the MENU button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “Channel”, then...
  • Page 47: Checking The Digital-signal Strength

    (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. You can, however, adjust your antenna to improve the reception of available digital channels.
  • Page 48: Changing The Screen Size

    Press the EXIT button to exit. Alternate method: Press the P.SIZE button on the remote control repeatedly to select one of the screen formats you want. Viewing with a 4:3 signal (When a 4:3 signal is received) 16:9 Viewing with a 16:9 signal (When a 16:9 signal is received) The illustrations below show the picture change while viewing a DVD title.
  • Page 49: Tilt

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S 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.
  • Page 50: Using The R.surf Feature

    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.
  • Page 51: Choosing A Multi-channel Sound (mts) Track

    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” depends upon the program.
  • Page 52: Choosing A Multi-channel Sound (mts) Track

    Press the MTS button on the remote control repeatedly to select one of the settings. • Choose “Mono” for channels that are broadcasting in mono, or if you are having difficulty receiving a stereo signal. • Choose “Stereo” for channels that are broadcasting in stereo.
  • Page 53: Auto Volume

    “Auto Volume” automatically adjusts the volume of the desired channel by lowering the sound output when the modulation signal is high or by raising the sound output when the modulation signal is low. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 54: Choosing A Digital Sound Format

    Choosing a Digital Sound Format Digital Digital sound can be output from the rear-panel connector on your TV. The digital sound output is an optical connector labeled “DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL)”. After connecting an optical digital-audio component, you must specify the transmission format (Dolby or PCM, as appropriate to your digital audio component).
  • Page 55: Bbe

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S BBE is a built-in effect that adds clarity, punch and dynamics to the sound. Press the MENU button. Press the … or † button to select “Sound”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 56: 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. Press the … or † button to select “On Timer”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 57: 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...
  • Page 58: Using The V-chip

    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 59: How To Enable/disable The Rating Controls

    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. Press the number buttons to enter your current 4-digit PIN.
  • Page 60: How To Set Up Restrictions Using The "tv Parental Guidelines

    “TV-G” through “TV-MA” (everybody else). • The restrictions for these two groups work independently: If a household includes very young children as well as young adults, the TV parental guidelines must be set up separately for each age group. (See page 62) Setup √...
  • Page 61: How To Set Up Restrictions Using The Movie Ratings

    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 62: Important Notes About Parental Locks

    (i.e., “group 1” or “group 2”). Suppose that the TV-G rating and all of its contents (V, S, L, and D) are locked. In that case, more restrictive ratings (TV-PG, TV-14, and TV-MA) and all of their contents (V, S, L, and D) are automatically locked as well.
  • Page 63: How To Set Up Restrictions Using "canadian English

    Programming generally considered acceptable for children 8 years and over to watch on their own. General programming, suitable for all audiences. Parental Guidance. Programming contains themes or content which may not be suitable for viewers under the age of 14. Adult programming. Setup...
  • Page 64: How To Set Up Restrictions Using "canadian French

    General. 8 ans+ 8+ General-Not recommended for young children. 13 ans+ Programming may not be suitable for children under the age of 16 ans+ Programming is not suitable for children under the age of 16. 18 ans+ Programming restricted to adults.
  • Page 65: Viewing Closed Captions (on-screen Text Messages)

    Viewing Closed Captions Analog (On-Screen Text Messages) The Analog Caption function operates in either analog RF channel mode or external signal mode. (Depending on the broadcasting signal, the Analog Caption function may operate on digital channels.) Press the MENU button.
  • Page 66 • The default is “CC1”. CC1 : The Primary Synchronous Caption Service. These are captions in the primary language that must be in sync with the sound, preferably matched to a specific frame. CC2 : The Special Non-Synchronous Use Captions. This channel carries data that is intended to augment information carried in the program.
  • Page 67: Viewing Closed Captions (on-screen Text Messages)

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Viewing Closed Captions Digital (On-Screen Text Messages) 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 68 This option consists of “Default”, “Small”, “Standard”, and “Large”. The default is “Standard”. Font style This option consists of “Default”, “Style0 ~ Style 7”. You can change the font you want. The default is “Style 0”. Foreground Color This option consists of “Default”, “White”, “Black”, “Red”, “Green”, “Blue”, “Yellow”, “Magenta”, and “Cyan”.
  • Page 69: Menu Transparency Level

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Menu Transparency Level Adjusts the transparency of the menu screen. Press the MENU button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “Setup”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 70: Electronic Program Guide

    In addition, detailed information about the program is often available in the EPG. (The availability and the amount of program details will vary depending on the broadcaster.) Viewing the Electronic Program Guide...
  • Page 71: Using The Electronic Program Guide

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Using the Electronic Program Guide Press the MENU button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “Guide”, then press the ENTER button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “Default...
  • Page 72: Viewing Information About A Single Channel

    Press the Blue button or EXIT button to exit. • You can also view information about a single channel by pressing the GUIDE button on the remote control. (The EPG should be pre-set in Mini Guide mode.) • Press the INFO button on the remote control to view the program information for the current channel.
  • Page 73: Viewing Information About Channels

    Press the Blue button or the EXIT button. • Displays the program times in two hour segments. • Displays the current date and time on the top right of the screen. • The current time displayed on the program information is subject to the time information sent from the broadcasting station, so it may differ from the actual time.
  • Page 74: Remind List

    Remind List Reminded Viewing List If you have made a scheduled viewing list of programs you would like to see, the channel will be automatically switched to the scheduled program at the scheduled time even if you are watching another program.
  • Page 75: To View The Remind List

    Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select “Remind List”, then press the ENTER button. To Remove the Scheduled Programs Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select a program to be removed, then press the ENTER button. To deselect, press the ENTER button again.
  • Page 76: Customizing Your Remote Control

    VCR (Cable box or DVD player). • When your remote is in the TV mode, the VCR (or DVD player) control buttons (REW, STOP, PLAY/PAUSE, and FF) will still operate your VCR (or DVD player).
  • Page 77: Remote Control Codes

    P E C I A L E AT U R E S Remote Control Codes VCR Codes Cable Box Codes DVD Codes English - 77...
  • Page 78: 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 79: Appendix

    Using Your TV in Another Country If you plan to take your TV with you to a foreign country, please be aware of the different television systems that are in use around the world. A TV designed for one system may not work properly with another system due to differences in the TV channel frequencies.
  • Page 80 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) Samsung Electronics America Service Division 400 Valley Road, Suite 201 Mount Arlington, NJ 07856 www.samsung.com Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. Samsung Customer Care 55 Standish Court Mississauga, Ontario L5R 4B2 www.samsung.ca AA68-03739C-00...

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