Samsung HT-Q40 Instruction Manual

Samsung HT-Q40 Instruction Manual

Home theater system with 5 disc dvd changer
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Home Theater System with
5 Disc DVD Changer
400 Valley Road, Suite 201
Mount Arlington, NJ 07856
1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864)
Instruction Manual


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  • Page 1 Home Theater System with 5 Disc DVD Changer HT-Q40 SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC. SERVICE DIVISION 400 Valley Road, Suite 201 Mount Arlington, NJ 07856 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) Instruction Manual COMPACT DIGITAL AUDIO...
  • Page 2: Safety Warnings

    (furniture), with enough space around it for ventilation (3~4inches). Make sure the ventilation slots are not covered. Do not stack anything on top of the player. Do not place the player on modules or other equipment which may become hot.
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    The openings should never be blocked by placing the video product on a bed, sofa, rug, or Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, other similar surface. This video product...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    FM tuner, all in a single player. USB Host Play You can enjoy media files such as pictures, movies and tunes saved in an MP3 player, digital camera or USB memory by connecting the storage device to the USB port of the home theater.
  • Page 5: Notes On Discs

    Only CD-R discs with MP3 files in ISO 9660 or Joliet format can be played. Approx. 240 min. (single-sided) • MP3 file names should be 8 characters or less in length and contain no blank spaces or special characters (. / = +). Approx. 480 min. (double-sided) •...
  • Page 6: Description

    RADIO SPEAKER indicator FREQUENCY indicator Video Output Connector Connect the TV's video input jacks (VIDEO IN) to the VIDEO OUT connector. External Digital Optical Input Connector External Audio Input Connectors Use this to connect external equipment capable of digital output.
  • Page 7: Remote Control

    AUDIO button SUB TITLE button The remote control can be used up to approximately 23 feet/7 meters in a straight line. It can also be DSP/EQ button operated at a horizontal angle of up to 30° from the remote control sensor.
  • Page 8: Connecting The Speakers

    Connecting the Speakers Before moving or installing the product, be sure to turn off the power and disconnect the power cord. Position of the Home Theater Selecting the Listening Position • Place it on a stand, cabinet shelf, or under the The listening position should be located about 2.5 to 3...
  • Page 9: Connecting The Video Out To Tv

    To set P.Scan mode for DivX discs, press the P.SCAN button on the remote control for more than 5 seconds with no disc in the unit (“'NO DISC" on the display), then load the DivX disc and play. What is Progressive (or Non-Interlaced) Scanning?
  • Page 10: Connecting External Components

    • Do not obstruct the cooling fan or ventilation holes. (If the cooling fan or ventilation holes are covered with a newspaper or cloth, heat may build up inside the unit and fire may result.) •...
  • Page 11: Before Using Your Home Theater

    Before Using Your Home Theater Your Home Theater is capable of playing DVD, CD, MP3/WMA and JPEG discs.Depending on the disc you are using, these instructions may vary slightly. Read the instructions carefully before using. To Operate your Samsung TV and the Home Theater with the HT-Q40's Remote Control...
  • Page 12: Disc Playback

    To stop playback, press STOP during playback. • If pressed once, “PRESS PLAY” is displayed and the stop position will be stored in memory. If PLAY/PAUSE ( ) button or ENTER button is pressed, playback resumes from the stop position.
  • Page 13: Mp3/Wma-Cd Playback

    Each title on a DVD disc is divided into several smaller sections called "chapters". • What is a Track (File)? A section of video or a music file recorded on a DVD-AUDIO, CD, or MP3- TITLE display ELAPSED TIME display STEREO (L/R) display...
  • Page 14: Jpeg File Playback

    JPEG File Playback Images captured with a digital camera or camcorder, or JPEG files on a PC can be stored on a CD and then played back with this Home Theater. Slide Mode Place the JPEG disc on the disc tray.
  • Page 15: Divx Playback

    You must have some experience with video extraction and editing in order to use this feature properly. • To use the caption function, save the caption file (*.smi) in the same file name as that of the DivX media file (*.avi) within the same folder.
  • Page 16: Checking The Remaining Time

    2x speed, and not at 4x, 8x, and 32x speeds. Skipping Scenes/Songs Press • Each time the button is pressed briefly during playback, the previous or next chapter, track, or directory (file) will be played. • You cannot skip chapters consecutively. TITLE 01/05 CHAPTER 002/040...
  • Page 17: Repeat Playback

    Repeat Playback Repeat playback allows you to repeatedly play a chapter, title, track (song), or directory (MP3 file). JPEG Press REPEAT button. • Each time the button is pressed during playback, the repeat playback mode changes as follows: DVD- DVD-...
  • Page 18: Step Function

    This function will not work if the DVD is recorded with multi-camera angle format. • Black bars may not disappear because some DVD discs have a built-in horizontal to vertical ratio. • This feature is not supported for DivX discs.
  • Page 19: Bonus Group / Navigating Pages

    BONUS GROUP KEY NUMBER : Note • If you eject the disc, switch the power off, or unplug the player, you will need to re-enter the key number. Navigating Pages During playback, press the TUNING/CH button on the remote control.
  • Page 20: Playing Media Files Using The Usb Host Feature

    Playing Media Files using the USB HOST feature You can enjoy media files such as pictures, movies and music saved in an MP3 player, USB memory or digital camera in high quality video with 5.1 channel home theater sound by connecting the storage device to the USB port of the home theater.
  • Page 21: Moving Directly To A Scene/Song

    To move a folder, press (Stop) and then press Using Disc Menu You can use the menus for the audio language, subtitle language, profile, etc. DVD menu contents differ from disc to disc. Moving to a Chapter In Stop mode,...
  • Page 22: Setting The Language

    MENU button. MOVE ENTER EXIT Note • To select another language, select OTHER and enter the language code of your country. (See page 70 for language codes) AUDIO, SUB TITLE and DISC MENU language can be selected. MOVE SELECT RETURN...
  • Page 23: Setting Tv Screen Type

    Press Cursor button to move to The horizontal to vertical screen size ratio of conventional TVs is 4:3, while that of widescreen and high ‘Setup’ and then definition TVs is 16:9. This ratio is called the aspect ratio. When playing DVDs recorded in different screen sizes, you should adjust the aspect ratio to fit your TV or monitor.
  • Page 24: Setting Parental Controls (Rating Level)

    Setting Parental Controls (Rating Level) Use this to restrict playback of adult or violent DVDs you do not want children to view. In Stop mode, press MENU button. MOVE ENTER EXIT Press Cursor Press Cursor , button button to move to to select the desired rating ‘PARENTAL’...
  • Page 25: Setting The Wallpaper

    Setting the Wallpaper While watching a DVD or JPEG CD, you can set the image you like as background wallpaper. Setting the Wallpaper During playback, press Press LOGO PLAY/PAUSE button button. when an image you like appears. • “COPY LOGO DATA” will be displayed on the TV screen.
  • Page 26: Dvd Playback Mode

    DVD Playback Mode Some DVD-Audio discs contain DVD-Video as well as DVD-Audio. To play back the DVD-Video portion of the DVD-Audio disc, set the unit to DVD-Video mode. Press the MENU button while the disc tray is open. EXIT MOVE...
  • Page 27: Setting The Delay Time

    Setting the Delay Time If the speakers cannot be placed at equal distances from the listening position, you can adjust the delay time of the audio signals from the center and rear speakers. In Stop mode, press MENU button. MOVE...
  • Page 28: Setting The Test Tone

    TEST TONE button again. Setting the DRC This feature balances the range between the loudest and quietist sounds. You can use this function to enjoy Dolby Digital sound when watching movies at low volume at night. Press Cursor button to move to ‘TEST...
  • Page 29: Setting The Audio

    • The volume level can be adjusted in steps from +6dB to –6dB. • The sound gets louder as you move closer to +6dB and quieter as you get closer to -6dB. Adjusting Rear Speaker Balance Adjusting Center Speaker Level...
  • Page 30: Av Sync Setup

    Press MENU button to exit the setup screen. Sound Field (DSP)/EQ Function DSP(Digital Signal Processor) DSP modes have been designed to simulate different acoustic environments. EQ: You can select ROCK, POP, or CLASSIC to optimize the sound for the genre of music you are playing buttons ENTER...
  • Page 31: Dolby Pro Logic Ii Mode

    • CINEMA: Adds realism to the movie soundtrack. • PRO LOGIC: You will experience a realistic multi-channel effect, as if using five speakers, while using just the front left and right speakers. • MATRIX: You will hear 5.1 channel surround sound.
  • Page 32: Listening To Radio

    Press MO/ST button to listen in Mono/Stereo. (This applies only when listening to an FM station.) • Each time the button is pressed, the sound switches between "STEREO" and "MONO". • In a poor reception area, select MONO for a clear, interference-free broadcast.
  • Page 33: Convenient Functions

    To cancel the sleep timer, press SLEEP button until OFF appears on the display. Adjusting Display Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the display on the main unit so it won't interfere with your movie viewing. Press DIMMER button.
  • Page 34: Operating A Tv With The Remote Control

    The remote control may not work on some brands of TVs. Also, some operations may not be possible depending on your brand of TV. • If you do not set the remote control with the code for your brand of TV, the remote control will work on a Samsung TV by default. TV Brand Code List...
  • Page 35: Before Calling For Service

    Before Calling for Service Refer to the chart below when this unit does not function properly. If the problem you are experiencing is not listed below or if the instruction below does not help, turn off the unit, disconnect the power cord, and contact the nearest authorized dealer or Samsung Electronics Service Center.
  • Page 36: Cautions On Handling And Storing Discs

    Cautions on Handling and Storing Discs Small scratches on the disc may reduce sound and picture quality or cause skipping. Be especially careful not to scratch discs when handling them. Handling discs Do not touch the playback side of the disc. Hold the disc by the edges so that fingerprints will not get on the surface.
  • Page 37: Usb Host Feature Supported Products

    Iriver MP3 Player Samsung MP3 Player Samsung 256MB MP3 Player Company Type Unicorn USB 2.0 7 IN 1 CARD READER UC-601R Billionton(Taiwan) USB 2.0 Card Reader for SD/MMC/RS-MMC(3-in-1) Company Type Serotech POCKET HARD DISK DRIVE Dvico USB 2.0 110W Power Consumption...
  • Page 38 (*90 Days Parts and Labor for Commercial Use) This limited warranty begins on the original date of purchase, and is valid only on products purchased and used in the United States. To receive warranty service, the purchaser must contact SAMSUNG for problem determination and service procedures. Warranty service can only be performed by a SAMSUNG authorized service center.

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