Samsung Electronics America inc. SERVICE DIVISION 400 Valley Road, Suite 201 Mount Arlington, NJ 07856 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) www.samsungusa.com MF68-00335A-00 SIR-T451 DIGITAL TV SET TOP BOX Owner’s Instructions Made under one or more of the following US patents; 6,480,239; 6,243,431; 6,192,090; 6,184,938; 6,133,964; 5,659,372; 5,479,449...
Warning! Important Safety Instructions CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. Note to CATV system installer: This reminder is provided to call CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code (Section 54 of Canadian Electrical Code, Part I), that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of...
Thank You for Choosing Samsung Thank you for choosing Samsung! Your new Samsung Digital TV receiver represents the latest in DTV IRD technology. We designed it with easy-to-use on-screen menus and closed captioning capabilities, making it one of the best products in its class. We are proud to offer you a product that will provide convenient, dependable service and enjoyment for years to come.
• Protect the power cord. Power supply cords should be routed so that they won’t be walked on or pinched by objects placed on or against them. Pay particular attention to cords at plugs, conve- nience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the unit. •...
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation. This television receiver provides display of television closed captioning in accordance with §15.119 of the FCC rules.
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 digi- tal surround audio, and new services such as multicasting (transmitting more than one pro- gram on the same TV channel) and datacasting (providing electronic program guides and interactive television).
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 compo- nent video and stereo audio inputs.
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.
Q&A 4. Can I connect my DTV set-top receiver to my cable TV service? Cable TV systems use a different method for transmitting digital TV programs that is current- ly incompatible with broadcast DTV set-top receivers. So you will still need to use an out- door or indoor antenna to receive OTA broadcast DTV programs.
O N T E N T S Chapter 1: Connecting the Set Top Box ......... .11 Chapter 2: Remote Control and On-Screen Menus .
CHAPTER ONE Connecting The Set Top Box Front Panel Controls and LEDs Œ ´ Œ Press to turn the power on or off. ´ STANDBY Turns your receiver Standby. ˇ Display the broadcasting status. When the STB detect the broadcasting signal, turn on the light of HDTV logo. ¨...
CHAPTER ONE Connecting The Set Top Box Rear Panel Jacks Œ ANT./CABLE IN Connect the AIR antenna or CATV antenna here. Connect cable in the event that a local cable provider is passing through 8VSB on their system. ´ ANT.OUT ˇ...
CHAPTER ONE Connecting The Set Top Box Connecting Antennas This section shows how to connect a cable TV with or without a cable box, and how to connect an indoor or outdoor antenna. Indoor/Outdoor Antenna: You may need a 75Ω adaptor or a combiner, as shown in the illustration to the right.
CHAPTER ONE Connecting The Set Top Box Connecting the Set-Top Box to a TV Set Plasma Display Panel (PDP) Connect an antenna cable to the ANT/CABLE IN jacks on the Set-Top Box. Connect the Video Cables. format: Connect a Component video cable between the DTV OUT(COM- PONENT) jacks on the Set-Top Box and the DTV INPUT jacks on the PDP.
CHAPTER ONE Connecting The Set Top Box Digital Ready TV or Normal TV Connect an antenna cable to the ANT/CABLE IN jacks on the SetTop Box. Connect the Video Cables. Digital Ready TV: Connect a compo- nent video cable between the DTV OUT COMPONENT (Y,P ) jacks on the Set- Top Box and the DTV INPUT jacks on the...
CHAPTER ONE Connecting The Set Top Box Connecting the Set-Top Box to a Device with a DVI jack Connect a DVI cable between the DVI OUT jack on the Set-Top Box and the DVI IN jack on the DVI device (TV, monitor).
Be certain to remove the black cover from the optical output before inserting the cable. Both coaxial and optical digital audio inputs, SAMSUNG recommends you use the optical digital output. Do not connect both optical and coaxial cables. This may damage your audio system.
CHAPTER TWO Remote Control and On-Screen Menus Reviewing the Remote Control The Set-Top Box remote control and on-screen menu system work together to operate the Set-Top Box as simply as possible. Understanding the remote control buttons and the menus allows you to operate the Set-Top Box with ease. If you need some assistance while using the remote control and the menus, the provided on-screen help feature will be helpful.
CHAPTER TWO Remote Control and On-Screen Menus Ô PRE-CH Press to return to the revious channel you viewed. INFO. Press to display information about the current box settings and program: Channel number, Time, Program title, Program duration, Caption, Rating control, Digital picture grade, and MTS language.
CHAPTER TWO Remote Control and On-Screen Menus Installing the Batteries Press and remove the battery cover on the back of the remote control. Put two AAA batteries into the compartment and replace the battery cover. Programming the Remote Control To program the remote control to operate a TV, see “Programming the Remote Control for Other Components”...
CHAPTER TWO Remote Control and On-Screen Menus The On-Screen Menu System Using the Menu UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT buttons in the center of the remote control, you can move between the menus. To enter a particular menu, press ENTER. The menu system has three different levels. The four icons on the left side of the screen are the “first level”...
CHAPTER TWO Remote Control and On-Screen Menus Using the On-screen Help To turn the on-screen help on: Press the MENU button on the remote control. Use the Menu Up/Down but- tons to highlight the Preference icon and press ENTER. Use the Menu Up/Down buttons to highlight Help and press ENTER.
CHAPTER TWO Remote Control and On-Screen Menus Viewing the Information You can quickly check the status of many of the Set-Top Box features and options by using the INFO button. To view Info: Press INFO on the remote control. To hide Info: Press INFO again or EXIT or wait 10 seconds, and the Info will disappear.
CHAPTER THREE Operation Memorizing Channels Before you can use any of the special channel buttons (CH channels must first be scanned and memorized. This is an easy, automatic process that typically takes two minutes. To memorize channels: NOTES The Set-Top Box MUST be connected to an antenna in order to receive digital TV signals. Even if a particular channel is deleted from the memory, you can always tune to that chan- nel directly by using the number buttons on the remote control.
CHAPTER THREE Operation Adding and Deleting Channels To add channels that were not memorized (or to delete unwanted channels from memory): Enter the digits of the channel to be added or deleted. Press the MENU button on the remote control. Use the Menu Up/Down buttons to highlight the Channel icon and press ENTER.
CHAPTER THREE Operation How to Set Your Favorite Channels You can now jump from one favorite channel to another by pressing the FAV.CH button. Press the MENU button on the remote control. Use the Menu Up/Down buttons to highlight the Preference icon and press ENTER.
CHAPTER THREE Operation Checking the Digital-Signal Reception 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. But you can adjust your antenna to improve the reception of available digital channels.
CHAPTER THREE CHAPTER THREE Operation Operation Changing Channels Number buttons Press the number buttons (0 – 9) to enter channel numbers. NOTES When the channel you selected contains one or more “minor” chan- nels, the list of the channels will be displayed on the screen. To select one of them, position the highlight on the channel you want using CH and press ENTER.
CHAPTER THREE CHAPTER THREE Operation Operation Setting the Time and Date First, select a channel that has a Digital Signal. Press the MENU button on the remote control. Use the Menu Up/Down buttons to highlight the Setup icon and press ENTER. Use the Menu Up/Down buttons to highlight Auto Time setup and press ENTER.
CHAPTER FOUR Special Features Changing the Screen Format Your selection in the Screen Format menu depends on the type of TV or monitor you are using with your Set-Top Box. Press the MENU button on the remote control. Use the Menu Up/Down buttons to highlight the Setup icon, then use the Menu Up/Down buttons to highlight...
CHAPTER FOUR Special Features With a 4:3 Ratio TV or Monitor If you are using a 4:3 aspect ratio TV or monitor and receiving an image with a 16:9 aspect ratio, you need to specify how the image is displayed. Letter box Choose this when receiving a 16:9 image and you want to see the original wide for-...
CHAPTER FOUR Special Features With a 16:9 Ratio TV or Monitor If you are using a 16:9 aspect ratio TV or monitor and receiving an image with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the image will be displayed at the 4:3 aspect ratio on your monitor unless you specify otherwise.
CHAPTER FOUR Special Features Choosing a Digital Sound Format (Dolby Digital or PCM) Both analog and digital sounds can be output from the rear-panel connectors on your Set-Top Box. The digital sound outputs are optical and coaxial connectors labeled “Dolby Digital Output”.
CHAPTER FOUR Special Features Changing the Position of the Image Adjust the position of the screen if it is not well-aligned. Press the MENU button on the remote control. Use the Menu Up/Down buttons to highlight the Setup icon and press ENTER.
CHAPTER FOUR Special Features Choosing a Multitrack Language 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. To select a multi- track language: NOTE You can switch between current available multitrack languages by using the MTS button...
CHAPTER FOUR Special Features Setting Up Digital Captions (On-Screen Text Messages) The Digital Captions function operates on digital channels. How to Activate or Deactivate the On-screen Captions Press the MENU button on the remote control. Use the Menu Up/Down buttons to highlight the Preference icon and press ENTER.
CHAPTER FOUR Special Features Select the Service you want suing the Menu Up/Down buttons and press ENTER. Service: This option consists of Service 1 ~ Service6. The default is Service 1. Either the reading level or the language may change depending on the service option.
CHAPTER FOUR Special Features Rating Control Menu 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). NOTES Password Error.
CHAPTER FOUR Special Features How to Lock Programs Using the TV (FCC) or MPAA Ratings Press the MENU button on the remote control. Use the Menu Up/Down buttons to highlight the Preference icon and press ENTER. Use the Menu Up/Down buttons to highlight Set Rating Controls and press ENTER.
CHAPTER FOUR Special Features Important Notes About Parental Locks (“P.Locks”) Explanation of the MPAA and TV (FCC) Rating Systems: TV (FCC) Age-Based Ratings TV-MA Mature audiences only. This pro- gram may contain mature themes, profane language, graphic violence and explicit sexual content.
CHAPTER FOUR Special Features Electronic Program Guide Your Set-Top Box has an Electronic Program Guide (EPG) to help you navigate through all the possible viewing options. The EPG supplies information, such as program lists, start and end times of all available channels.
CHAPTER FOUR Special Features Using the EPG (Electronic Program Guide) Press the MENU button on the remote control. Use the Menu Up/Down buttons to highlight the Guide icon and press ENTER. Use the Menu Up/Down buttons to highlight Default Guide and press ENTER.
CHAPTER FOUR Special Features Viewing Information about One Channel Press the MENU button on the remote control. Use the Menu Up/Down buttons to highlight the Guide icon and press ENTER. Use the Menu Up/Down buttons to highlight Go to Mini Guide and press ENTER.
CHAPTER FOUR Special Features Viewing Information about Channels NOTES • You can switch to the GUIDE mode quickly by pressing the GUIDE button on the remote control When you display the EPG after selecting DTV (1080i, 720p, 480p) with the Resolution Select switch, no video is output through the Video Out jack or S-Video jack.
CHAPTER FOUR Special Features To view the Remind List Press the MENU button on the remote control. Use the Menu Up/Down buttons to highlight the Guide icon and press ENTER. Use the Menu Up/Down buttons to highlight Go to Remind List and press ENTER.
CHAPTER FOUR Special Features Programming the Remote Control for Other Components Press the SET button on the remote control. Use the number buttons to enter the code by manufacturer. (See tables on pages 46~48) Each code must be three digits long. For example, to enter the code “6,”...
CHAPTER FOUR Special Features TV Remote Control Codes BRAND NAME Akai Alba A-Mark Amstrrad Anam 9, 32, 451, 85, 121, 198 Archer Audiovox Bauer Baycraft Brockwood Broksonic Candle Capehart Circuit City Citizen 5, 6, 16, 22, 24, 25, 26, 85, 73 Colortyme Concerto Contec...
3, 5, 48, 79, 80, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 125, 133, 134, 198, 201, 208, 215, 216 Realistic Saba Saisho Sampo Samsung 1, 5, 6, 16, 26, 32, 66, 204, 73, 221 Samwon Sanyo Schneider Scott 26, 34, 37, 41, 85, 93, 100, 196, 201...
APPENDIX Troubleshooting If you have difficulty with your digital TV set-top receiver, there are several possibilities you should investigate before calling for a service technician. Problem Intermittent signal, or no signal at all. Poor sound quality, or no sound. No color, or wrong colors. Remote control doesn’t work correctly.
APPENDIX Care and Maintenance With proper care, your Set-Top Box will give you many years of service. Please follow these guidelines to get the maximum performance. Placement • Do not put the Set-Top Box near extremely hot, cold, humid or dusty places. •...
APPENDIX Specifications General Specifications Broadcasting standard Power requirement Power consumption Dimensions (W x D x H) Weight RF Specification Tuning system type Band coverage Antenna Number of inputs/outputs DTV (ATSC) AC 120 V, 50-60Hz 20 watts / In standby: 2 watts 351 x 228 x 60 (mm) 4.48 lbs VHF 2 ~ 13...