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  • Page 1 Plasma TV user manual imagine the possibilities Thank you for purchasing this Samsung product. To receive more complete service, please register your product at www.samsung.com/global/register Model Serial No.
  • Page 2: User Instructions

    Contact SAMSUNG WORLDWIDE If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care centre. (See back cover for more informations.) © 2008 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents General Information  User Instructions ... 2  Checking Parts ... 4  Using the Stand-Base ... 4  Control Panel ... 5  Connection Panel ... 6  Viewing the Remote Control ... 8 Operation  Switching Your Television On and Off ... 9 ...
  • Page 4: Checking Parts

    Checking Parts Owner’s Instructions Remote Control/ AAA Batteries Registration Card Cover-Bottom / Screws (2ea) (Refer to page 46) Antenna Cable Component Cables Scart Cable ➢ Ferrite Core (Power Cord, S-Video) The ferrite cores are used to shield the cables from interference. When connecting a cable, open the ferrite core and clip it around the cable near the plug.
  • Page 5: Control Panel

    Control Panel Front (or Side) Panel ➢ The product colour and shape may vary depending on the model. 1 SOURCE Toggles between all the available input sources (TV, Ext.1, Ext., AV, S-Video, Component, PC, HDMI1, HDMI and DTV). 2 MENU Press to see an on-screen menu of your TV’s features.
  • Page 6: Connection Panel

    Connection Panel Rear Panel ➢ The product colour and shape may vary depending on the model. ☛ Whenever you connect an audio or video system to your set, ensure that all elements are  switched off. When connecting an external device, match the colour of the connection terminal to the cable. ...
  • Page 7 8 HDMI IN 1, - No additional Audio connection is needed for an HDMI to HDMI connection. - When using an HDMI/DVI cable connection, you must use the HDMI IN 2 jack. ➢ What is HDMI? - “High Definition Multimedia interface” allows the transmission of high definition digital video data and multiple channels of digital audio.
  • Page 8: Viewing The Remote Control

    Viewing the Remote Control 1 POWER button (turns the TV on and off) 2 Selects the TV and DTV mode directly 3 Number buttons for direct channel access 4 One/Two-digit channel selection 5 Temporary sound switch-off Volume increase Volume decrease 7 Use to quickly select frequently used functions.
  • Page 9: Switching Your Television On And Off

    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. ➢  Make sure to match the “+” and “–” ends of the batteries with the diagram inside the compartment.  Do not mix battery types, i.e.
  • Page 10: Plug & Play Feature

    Plug & Play Feature When the television is initially powered on, several basic customer settings proceed automatically and subsequently. The following settings are available. ☛ If you accidentally select the wrong country for your TV, the characters on the screen may be wrongly displayed. ☛...
  • Page 11 Select No pressing the ◄ or ► button, then press the ENTER button. Auto Store menu is displayed. Press the ENTER button to start search the channels. The channel search will start and end automatically. After all the available channels are stored, Clock Set menu is automatically displayed. Press the ENTER button. ➢...
  • Page 12: Using The Tools Button

    Using the TOOLS Button You can use the TOOLS button to select your frequently used functions quickly and easily. The “TOOLS” menu changes depending on which external input mode you are viewing. Press the TOOLS button. The TOOLS menu will appear. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select a menu, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 13: Editing Device Names

    Editing Device Names You can give a name to the external source. Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Input, then press the ENTER button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Edit Name, then press the ENTER button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select the external source to be edited, then press the ENTER button. Select the required device by pressing ▲ or ▼, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 14: Storing Channels Manually

    Storing Channels Manually ➢ Not available in DTV or external input mode. You can store television channels, including those received via cable networks. When storing channels manually, you can choose:  Whether or not to store each of the channels found.  The programme number of each stored channel which you wish to identify.
  • Page 15: Adding / Locking Channels

    Adding / Locking Channels ➢ Not available in DTV or external input mode. Using the Channel Manager, you can conveniently lock or add channels. Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Channel, then press the ENTER button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Channel Manager, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 16: Sorting The Stored Channels

    Sorting the Stored Channels ➢ Not available in DTV or external input mode. This operation allows you to change the programme numbers of the stored channels. This operation may be necessary after using the auto store. Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Channel, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 17: Fine Tuning Channel Reception

    Fine Tuning Channel Reception ➢ Not available in DTV or external input mode. If the reception is clear, you do not have to fine tune the channel, as this is done automatically during the search and store operation. If the signal is weak or distorted, you may have to fine tune the channel manually.
  • Page 18: Changing The Picture Standard

    Changing the Picture Standard You can select the type of picture which best corresponds to your viewing requirements. Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the ENTER button to select Picture. Press the ENTER button again to select Mode. Select the required mode by pressing the ▲ or ▼ button, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 19: Configuring Detailed Settings On The Picture

    Configuring Detailed Settings on the Picture You can set detailed picture settings. Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the ENTER button to select Picture.  Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Detailed Settings, then press the ENTER button. 4 Select the required option by pressing the ▲ or ▼ button, then press the ENTER button. Available options: Black Adjust, Dynamic Contrast, Gamma, Colour Space, White Balance, Flesh Tone, Edge Enhancement...
  • Page 20: Picture Options

    Picture Options You can set detailed picture settings. Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the ENTER button to select Picture.  Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Picture Options, then press the ENTER button. 4 Select the required option by pressing the ▲ or ▼ button, then press the ENTER button. When you are satisfied with your setting, press the ENTER button.
  • Page 21: Screen Burn Protection

     Screen Mode: 1:/Wide Zoom/Zoom/4: When setting the picture size to Auto Wide in a 16:9 wide TV, you can determine the picture size you want to see the 4:3 WSS (Wide Screen Service) image or nothing. Each individual European country requires different picture size so this function is intended for users to select it.
  • Page 22: Resetting The Picture Settings To The Factory Defaults

    ➢ Optimum condition for pixel shift; Horizontal Dot Vertical Line Time (minute) ➢ T he Pixel Shift value may differ depending on the monitor size (inches) and mode. ➢ This function is not available in the Just Scan mode. − W hite: This function helps remove after images on the screen by changing the colour of pixels to white.
  • Page 23: Sound Features

    Sound Features Press the MENU button to display the menu.  Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Sound, then press the ENTER button.  Select the required option by pressing the ▲ or ▼ button, then press the ENTER button. Available options: Mode, Equalizer, SRS TS XT, Auto Volume, TV Speaker. When you are satisfied with your setting, press the ENTER button.
  • Page 24: Selecting The Sound Mode (depending On The Model)

    Selecting the Sound Mode The DUAL I-II button displays/controls the processing and output of the audio signal. When power is switched on, the mode is automatically preset to either “DUAL-I” or “Stereo”, depending on the current transmission. Easy Setting Press the TOOLS button on the remote control.  Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Dual I-II.
  • Page 25: Time Features

    Time Features Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Setup, then press the ENTER button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Time, then press the ENTER button. Select the required option by pressing the ▲ or ▼ button, then press the ENTER button. Available options: Clock Set, Sleep Timer, Timer 1, Timer , Timer  When you are satisfied with your setting, press the ENTER button.
  • Page 26: Language / Light Effect / Melody / Entertainment / Energy Saving

    Language / Light Effect / Melody / Entertainment / Energy Saving Press the MENU button to display the menu.  Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Setup, then press the ENTER button.  Select the required option by pressing the ▲ or ▼ button, then press the ENTER button. Available options: Language, Light Effect, Melody, Entertainment, Energy Saving When you are satisfied with your setting, press the ENTER button.
  • Page 27: Setting Up Your Pc Software (based On Windows Xp)

    Windows and your particular video card. But even if your actual screens look different, the same, basic set-up information will apply in almost all cases. (If not, contact your computer manufacturer or Samsung Dealer.) Right click the mouse on the Windows Desktop, then click on Properties.
  • Page 28: Input Mode (pc)

    Input Mode (PC) Both screen position and size will vary depending on the type of PC monitor and its resolution. The table below shows all of the display modes that are supported: D-Sub Input Horizontal Mode Resolution Frequency (kHz) 640 x 350 31.469 720 x 400 31.469...
  • Page 29: Setting The Pc

    Setting the PC ➢ Preset to the PC mode by pressing the SOURCE button. Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Picture, then press the ENTER button. Select the required option by pressing the ▲ or ▼ button, then press the ENTER button. When you are satisfied with your setting, press the ENTER button.
  • Page 30: Previewing The Dtv Menu System

    Previewing the DTV Menu System ➢ The company does not guarantee the normal operation  of the DTV menu for countries other than the 8 supported countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Austria) because only these country standards are supported. In addition, when the country of the broadcast stream differs from the country selected by the current user, the string appearing in the channel banner, Info, Guide, Channel List, etc.
  • Page 31: Displaying Programme Information

    Language Audio Language Subtitle Language Teletext Language Preference Displaying Programme Information While viewing a channel, additional information about the current programme may be displayed.  While viewing a programme, press the INFO button. The programme information is displayed. ➢ The information is displayed: − Parental Rating − Video Type: SD, HD, Radio − Audio Type: Mono, Stereo, Dual, Dolby Digital...
  • Page 32: Operating The Dtv Menu

    Operating the DTV Menu Viewing the DTV Menu After installing your antenna system and TV with appropriate connectors.  Plug in the AC main power and switch on the TV.  Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Digital Menu, then press the ENTER button. The main menu appears on the screen.
  • Page 33  Press the red button to start the scan for digital services. When it has finished, channels are updated in the channel list. ➢ You can input by pressing the button on the remote control. ➢ You can not change only frequency and when changing a channel the Frequency will be automatically changed.
  • Page 34 1.5 Channel List You can display a list of all channels or your favourite channels.  Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Channel List, then press the ENTER button. ➢ It can be displayed simply by pressing the CH LIST button.  Press the yellow button to toggle between your favourite channels and all channels.
  • Page 35  To view programme information, press the ▲/▼/◄/► button to select a programme of your choice, then press the INFO button. ➢ Information such as the channel number, programme title and running time, status bar,  and brief summary of the highlighted programme will be displayed in the top right corner of the screen. If there is a lengthy summary, “…” will be displayed. Press the INFO button for the full summary text.
  • Page 36 .4 All Channels and Favorite Channels In the EPG menu, you can display all channels or favourite channels.  Press the green button repeatedly to toggle between the all and favourite channels list. When the favorite channel list has not been set up: − The favorite list is empty.
  • Page 37 . Preference This menu consists of 6 sub-menus: Primary Audio Language, Secondary Audio Language, Primary Subtitle Language, Secondary Subtitle Language, Primary Teletext Language, and Secondary Teletext Language (depending on the Country). Using this feature, users can select one of the languages (English, German, Italian, Swedish, French, Welsh, Gaelic, Irish, Danish, Finnish, Spanish, Dutch).
  • Page 38 4. Setup This menu consists of 11 sub-menus: Menu Transparency, Change PIN, Parental Lock, Subtitle, Subtitle Mode, Audio Format, Audio Description, Digital Text, Time Zone, Common Interface and System. 4.1 Menu Transparency You can set the translucency of the on-screen menu.  Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select required option (High, Medium, Low, or Opaque), then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 39 4. Subtitle / Subtitle Mode / Audio Format / Audio Description / Digital Text You can use various settings to suit your personal preferences.  Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select required menu (Subtitle, Subtitle Mode, Digital Text or Audio Format), then press the ENTER button. The options of the selected menu are displayed.
  • Page 40 Upgrade, and Reset. − Product Information You can view your product information. For service or repair, please contact a Samsung approved dealer.  Press the ENTER button with Product Information selected. The product information menu is displayed. − Software Version / Firmware Version − Signal Information...
  • Page 41 − Software Upgrade (Option) To keep your product up-to-date with new digital television features then software upgrades are periodically broadcast as part of the normal television signal. It will automatically detect these signals and display the software upgrade banner. You are given the option to install the upgrade.  Software Inforamtion Press the ENTER button, then the current software version is shown.
  • Page 42: Teletext Feature (depending On The Model)

    Teletext Feature (depending on the model) Most television stations provide written information services via teletext. The index page of the teletext service gives you information on how to use the service. In addition, you can select various options to suit your requirements by using the remote control buttons. ☛...
  • Page 43 The teletext pages are organized according to six categories: Part Contents Selected page number. Broadcasting channel identity. Current page number or search indications. Date and time. Text. Status information. FASTEXT information. ➢ Teletext information is often divided between several pages displayed in sequence, which can be accessed by: Entering the page number ...
  • Page 44: Wall Mount Kit Specifications (vesa)

    Samsung is not liable for these kinds of accidents. ➢ Samsung is not liable for product damage or personal injury when a non-VESA or non-specified wall mount is used or the consumer fails to follow the product installation instructions.
  • Page 45: Wall- Mount Adjustment (sold Separately)

    Wall- mount adjustment (Sold separately) Once the auto wall mount is installed, the position of your TV can be easily adjusted. Rear Panel Serial Cable(1P to 1P)(Not supplied) Entering the menu Press the ▲, ▼, ◄ or ► button on your remote control. ➢ The Wall Mount Adjustment screen is displayed. ➢...
  • Page 46: How To Assemble The Stand-base (depending On The Model)

    Moving to the remembered position Complete Step 1 of Entering the menu. Pressing a Color (Red, Green, Yellow) button moves the auto wall mount to the saved position. ➢ You can move the wall mount to one of the 3 pre-set positions by pressing the Red (Position 1), Green (Position 2) or Yellow (Position 3) buttons.
  • Page 47: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before contacting the Samsung after-sales service, perform the following simple checks. If you cannot solve the problem using the instructions below, note the model and serial number of the television and contact your local dealer. No sound or picture Check that the mains lead has been connected to a wall socket.
  • Page 48: Specifications

    Specifications The descriptions and characteristics in this booklet are given for information purposes only and are subject to modification without notice. Model Name Screen Size (Diagonal) PC Resolution Sound (Output) Body Dimension (WxHxD) With stand Body Weight With stand Environmental Considerations Operating Temperature Operating Humidity Storage Temperature...
  • Page 49 Warning! Important Safety Instructions Please read the appropriate section that corresponds to the marking on your Samsung product before attempting to install the product. CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
  • Page 50: Warranty Card

    LETTER E OR BY THE EARTH SYMBOL Warranty Card This Samsung product is warranted for a period of twelve (12) months from the original date of purchase, against defective materials and workmanship. In the event that warranty service is required, you should return the product to the retailer from whom it was purchased.
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  • Page 52 Correct Disposal of This Product (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This marking shown on the product or its literature, indicates that it should not be disposed with other household wastes at the end of its working life.
  • Page 54 Contact SAMSUNG WORLD-WIDE If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care centre. Country EIRE 0818 717 100 0845 SAMSUNG (7267864) Customer Care Centre  Web Site www.samsung.com/ie www.samsung.com BN68-01419D-01...

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