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  • Page 1: User Manual

    Contact SAMSUNG WORLD-WIDE If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care center. Contacte con SAMSUNG WORLD WIDE Si tiene alguna pregunta o comentario referente a nuestros productos, por favor contacte con nuestro Servicio de Atención...
  • Page 2: Important Warranty Information Regarding Television Format Viewing

    Important Warranty Information Regarding Television Format Viewing Wide screen format PDP Displays (16:9, the aspect ratio of the screen width to height) are primarily designed to view wide screen format full-motion video. 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 the images are constantly moving.
  • Page 3: User Instructions

    Screen Image retention Do not display a still image (such as on a video game) on the plasma display panel for more than several minutes as it can cause screen image retention. This image retention is also known as “screen burn”. To avoid such image retention, refer to page 23 of this manual to reduce the degree of brightness and contrast of the screen when displaying a still image.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    ■ Troubleshooting ...68 ■ Wall- mount adjustment (Sold separately) ... 69 ■ Wall Mount Kit Specifications (VESA) ... 71 ■ How to assemble the Stand-Base (depending on the model) .. 72 ■ Specifications ...72 ■ Dimensions (PN42A450P1D) ...73 ■ Dimensions (PN50A450P1D) ...74 ➢...
  • Page 5: General Information

    - SRS TruSurround XT provides a virtual Dolby surround system. • HDMI/DVI connection of your PC to this TV. Accessories Please make sure the following items are included with your TV. If any items are missing, contact your dealer. Remote Control (BN59-00687A) / AAA Batteries (4301-000103)
  • Page 6: Viewing The Control Panel

    Viewing the Control Panel Buttons on the Lower-Right Part of the Panel The buttons on the lower-right panel control your TV’s basic features, including the on-screen menu. To use the more advanced features, you must use the remote control. ➢...
  • Page 7: Viewing The Connection Panel

    DVI device. Side Panel Jacks Use the right side panel jacks to connect a component that is used only occasionally, such as a camcorder or video game. The product color and shape may vary depending on the model.
  • Page 8: Remote Control

    Remote Control You can use the remote control up to a distance of about  feet from the TV. 1 POWER Turns the TV on and off. 2 TV Selects the TV mode directly. 3 NUMERIC BUTTONS Press to directly select a channel.
  • Page 9: Installing Batteries In The Remote Control

    Connections Connecting VHF and UHF Antennas If your antenna has a set of leads that look like this, see “Antennas with 300 Ω Flat Twin Leads” below. If your antenna has one lead that looks like this, see “Antennas with 75 Ω Round Leads”.
  • Page 10: Connecting Cable Tv

    ANT IN terminal on the rear of the After you have made this connection, set the A/B switch to the “A” position for normal viewing. 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 11: Connecting A Dvd Player Or Cable Box / Satellite Receiver (set-top Box) Via Hdmi

    Connecting a DVD Player or Cable Box / Satellite receiver (Set-Top Box) via HDMI This connection can only be made if there is an HDMI Output jack on the external device. This connection will provide the highest quality picture. Connect an HDMI Cable...
  • Page 12: Connecting A Dvd Player Or Cable Box / Satellite Receiver (set-top Box) Via Component Cables

    Connecting a DVD Player or Cable Box / Satellite receiver (Set-Top Box) via Component cables The rear panel jacks on your TV make it easy to connect a DVD Player or Cable Box / Satellite receiver (Set-Top Box) to your TV.
  • Page 13: 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 ~10). Skip step 1 if you have not yet connected to an antenna or a cable system.
  • Page 14: Connecting A Digital Audio System

    Connecting a Digital Audio System The rear panel jacks on your TV make it easy to connect a Digital Audio System(Home theater/Receiver) to your Connect an Optical Cable between the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) jacks on the TV and the Digital Audio Input (OPTICAL) jacks on the Digital Audio System.
  • Page 15: Connecting A Pc

    ➢ Each PC has a different back panel configuration. ➢ When connecting a PC, match the color of the connection terminal to the cable. When using an HDMI/DVI cable connection, you must use the HDMI IN 2 terminal. ➢ English - 15...
  • Page 16: Operation

    The message Select “Home Use” when installing this TV in your home. is automatically displayed. Press the ◄ or ► button to select Store Demo or Home Use, then press the ENTER button. We recommend setting the TV to Home Use mode for the best picture in ➢...
  • Page 17 Clock Mode menu is automatically displayed. Press the ENTER button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Manual if you want to set the current time manually, then press the ENTER button. Enter the current date and time. is displayed.
  • Page 18: Changing Channels

    Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Setup, then press the ENTER button. Press the ENTER button to select Plug & Play. For further details on setting up options, refer to the pages 16~17.
  • Page 19: Adjusting The Volume

    To turn mute off, press the MUTE button again, or simply press the VOL 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.
  • Page 20: Viewing The Menus

    ➢ Memorizing the Channels Your TV can memorize and store all of the available channels for both “off-air” (air) and cable channels. After the available channels are memorized, use the CH the need to change channels by entering the channel digits. There are three steps for memorizing channels: selecting a broadcast source, memorizing the channels (automatic) and adding and deleting channels (Channel Lists).
  • Page 21: Press The Exit Button To Exit

    When selecting the Cable TV system: Press the ENTER button to start the auto program. Press the ▲ or ▼ to select the correct analog signal cable system source from among STD, HRC, and IRC, then press the ENTER button. If you have Digital cable TV, select the cable system signal source for both Analog and Digital.
  • Page 22: To Select The Source

    To Select the Source Use to select TV or other external input sources such as DVD players or Set-top/Cable boxes connected to the TV. Use to select the input source of your choice. Press the MENU button to display the menu.
  • Page 23: Picture Control

    Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Cell Light, Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness, Color, or Tint, then press the ENTER button. Press the ◄ or ► button to decrease or increase the value of a particular item. Press the ENTER button.
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Detailed Settings

    Adjusting the Detailed Settings Samsung’s new TVs allow you to make even more precise picture settings than previous models. See below to adjust detailed picture settings. Activating Detailed Settings Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the ENTER button to select Picture.
  • Page 25 14 Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Cyan or Magenta. Press the ENTER button. 15 Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Red, Green or Blue to change it. Press the ENTER button.
  • Page 26: Configuring Picture Options

    Flesh Tone You can emphasize the pink flesh tone in the picture. 0 Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Flesh Tone, then press the ENTER button. 1 Press the ◄ or ► button to decrease or increase the value.
  • Page 27: The Enter Button

    • Wide Fit : Enlarges the aspect ratio of the picture to fit the entire screen. • 4: : Sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode. • Just Scan : Use the function to see the full image without any cutoff when HDMI (1080i/1080p), Component (1080i/1080p) or DTV (1080i) signals are input.
  • Page 28: Digital Noise Reduction

    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. Follow the Activating Picture Options instructions numbers 1 and 2.
  • Page 29 (Refer to page 26) Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select DNIe, then press the ENTER button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select On or Off or then press the ENTER button. • Off : Switches off the DNIe mode.
  • Page 30 Scrolling is more effective. ➢ The after-image removal function has to be executed for a long time (approximately 1 hour) to effectively remove after- images on the screen. If the after-image is not removed after performing the function, repeat the function again.
  • Page 31 Pressing the ▲ or ▼ button will alternate between On and Off. You will also see the items Horizontal Dot, Vertical Line and Time. • Pixel Shift : Using this function, you can minutely move pixels on the PDP in the horizontal or vertical direction to prevent after-images on the screen.
  • Page 32: Using The 3d Function

    The 3D glasses and the Emitter must be manufacturer by the same company. ➢ ➢ If you play a game or watch TV while wearing the 3D glasses for long periods of time, you may experience eyestrain or a headache. ➢...
  • Page 33: Resetting The Picture Settings To The Factory Defaults

    1 and 2. (see page 26) Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Picture Reset, then press the ENTER button. Press the ◄ or ► button to select OK or Cancel then press the ENTER button. Press the EXIT button to exit.
  • Page 34: Sound Control

    Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Sound, then press the ENTER button. Press the ENTER button to select Mode. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Standard, Music, Movie, Speech, or Custom sound setting, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 35: Setting The Trusurround Xt

    Setting the TruSurround XT TruSurround XT is a patented SRS technology that solves the problem of playing 5.1 multichannel content over two-speakers. TruSurround delivers a compelling, virtual surround sound experience through any two-speaker playback system, including internal television speakers. It is fully compatible with all multi channel formats.
  • Page 36: Choosing A Multi-channel Sound (mts) Track - Analog

    Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Multi-Track Sound, then press the ENTER button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select a setting you want, then press the ENTER button. Press the EXIT button to exit. • Mono : Choose for channels that are broadcasting in mono or if you are having difficulty receiving a stereo signal.
  • Page 37: Setting The Tv Speakers On/off

    Mute Connecting Headphones (Sold separately) You can connect a set of headphones to your set if you wish to watch a TV program without disturbing other people in the room. When you insert the headphone’s plug into the headphone jack, you cannot ➢...
  • Page 38: Channel Control

    Press the EXIT button to exit. Clearing Scrambled Channels - Digital The Clear Scrambled Channel function is used to filter out scrambled channels after Auto Program is completed. This process may take up to 0-0 minutes. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 39: Adding And Erasing Channels

    Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Added, then press the ENTER button. Press the ▲/▼/◄/► buttons to select a channel to add, then press the ENTER button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Add, then press the ENTER button to add the channel. Press the MENU button to return.
  • Page 40: Viewing The Channel Lists

    Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Channel List, then press the ENTER button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select All or Added, then press the ENTER button. Press the ▲/▼/◄/► buttons to select a channel as a favorite channel, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 41: Setting The Default Channel List Mode

    Setting the Default Channel List Mode You can set All, Added, or Favorite to be the Default List that appears when you press the CH LIST button. Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Channel, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 42: Labeling Channels

    Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select the channel to be assigned a new name, then press the ENTER button. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select a letter, a number or a blank (Results in this sequence: A~Z, 0~9, +, - , , /, blank).
  • Page 43: Checking The Digital-signal Strength

    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. You can, however, adjust your antenna to improve the reception of available digital channels.
  • Page 44: Pc Display

    Windows and your particular video card. However, even if your actual screens look different, the same basic set-up information will apply in almost all cases. (If not, contact your computer or Video Card manufacturer.) First, click on Control Panel on the Windows start menu.
  • Page 45: Setting Up The Tv With Your Pc

    • If a vertical and horizontal frequency-select mode exists, select 60Hz (vertical) and 48.4KHz (horizontal). • In some cases, abnormal signals (such as stripes) might appear on the TV screen when the PC power is turned off (or if the PC is disconnected).
  • Page 46 Press the ENTER button to select Image Lock. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Coarse or Fine, then press the ENTER button. Press the ◄ or ► button to adjust the screen quality, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 47: Time Setting

    Time Setting Setting the Time 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 display the menu.
  • Page 48 Antenna or Cable must be connected in order to set the time automatically. Setting the On/Off Timer Use this feature to set the TV to turn on or off at a desired time. You must set the clock first. Press the MENU button to display the menu.
  • Page 49 Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Timer1, Timer,or Timer, then press the ENTER button. The timer menu is displayed. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to adjust hour, then press the ► button to move to the next step. Set other items using the same method as above.
  • Page 50: Function Description

    Selecting a Menu Language 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 Language, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 51 • Size : This option consists of Default, Small, Standard, and Large. The default is Default. • Font Style : This option consists of Default, Style0 ~ Style7. You can change the font you want. The default is Default. • Foreground Color : This option consists of Default, White, Black, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, and Cyan.
  • Page 52: Viewing Closed Captions (on-screen Text Messages) - Analog

    Viewing Closed Captions (On-Screen Text Messages) - Analog The Analog Caption function operates in either analog TV channel mode or when a signal is supplied from an external device. (Depending on the broadcasting signal, the Analog Caption function may operate on digital channels.)
  • Page 53: Adjusting The Tv On/off Melody Sound

    Press the EXIT button to exit. • Off : The LED is always off. • In Standby : The LED lights while in Standby mode and it turns off when your TV is turned on. • When Watching TV : The LED lights when watching TV and it turns off when your TV is turned off.
  • Page 54: Setting The Entertainment Mode

    Setting the Entertainment mode The Entertainment mode enables you to select the optimal display and sound for sports, cinema and games. Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Setup, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 55: Upgrading The Software

    Upgrading the Software Samsung may offer upgrades for your TV’s firmware in the future. Please contact the Samsung call center at 1-800-SAMSUNG to receive information about downloading upgrades and using a USB drive. Upgrades will be possible by connecting a USB drive to the USB port.
  • Page 56: Using The V-chip

    The V-Chip feature automatically locks out programs that are deemed inappropriate for children. The user must enter a PIN (personal ID number) before any of the V-Chip restrictions are set up or changed. V-Chip function is not available in HDMI, Component or PC mode.
  • Page 57 The V-Chip screen will appear. To enable the V-Chip feature, press the ENTER button so that the V-Chip Lock field is On. (Pressing the ▲ or ▼ button will alternate between On and Off.) Press the ENTER button. Press the EXIT button to exit.
  • Page 58 TV-14, and TV-MA). The subratings (D, L, S, V) work together similarly. (See next section.) How to set the FV, D, L, S and V sub-ratings. First, select one of these TV- Ratings: TV-Y, TV-Y7, TV-G, TV-PG, TV-14, or TV-MA (See Step 4), and press the ENTER button.
  • Page 59 How to Set up Restrictions Using “MPAA Ratings” (G, PG, PG-1, R, NC-17, X, NR ) The MPAA rating system uses the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) system, and its main application is for movies. When the V-Chip lock is on, the TV will automatically block any programs that are coded with objectionable ratings (either MPAA or TV-Ratings).
  • Page 60 How to Set up Restrictions Using “Canadian English” (for Canada Models) 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 V-Chip, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 61 • 8 ans+ : Not recommended for young children. • 1 ans+ : Programming may not be suitable for children under the age of 13. • 16 ans+ : Programming is not suitable for children under the age of 16.
  • Page 62 Parental restriction information can be used while watching DTV channels. 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 V-Chip, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 63 How to Reset the TV after the V-Chip Blocks a Channel (“Emergency Escape”) If the TV is tuned to a restricted channel, the V-Chip will block it. The screen will go blank and the following message will appear: Enter your PIN.
  • Page 64: About Anynet

    Anynet + works when the AV device supporting Anynet + is in the Standby or On status. ➢ Anynet + supports up to 12 AV devices in total. Note that you can connect up to 3 devices of the same type. ➢...
  • Page 65: Setting Up Anynet

    Although the TV automatically scans devices when it is turned on using the POWER button, devices connected when the TV is already on are not displayed in the device list. In this case, select the Searching Connections menu to search devices.
  • Page 66: Recording

    ➢ The REC button works only while in the recordable state. ➢ You cannot control Anynet + devices using the buttons on the side of the TV. You can control Anynet + devices only ➢ using the TV remote control.
  • Page 67: Listening Through A Receiver (home Theater)

    DTV(air) signal, the TV will send out 5.1 channel sound to the Home theater receiver. When the source is a digital component such as a DVD and is connected to the TV via HDMI, only 2 channel sound will be heard from the Home Theater receiver.
  • Page 68: Appendix

    ➢ This Plasma panel uses a panel consisting of sub pixels (2,359,296 pixels (for 42 inch models) / 3,147,264 pixels (for 50 inch models)) which require sophisticated technology to produce. However, there may be few bright or dark pixels on the screen.
  • Page 69: Wall- Mount Adjustment (sold Separately)

    ENTER button. Remembering the Position Adjust to the desired position using the ▲, ▼, ◄, ► buttons. If you press an arrow button when no OSD is displayed on the TV screen, the ➢ Adjustment screen appears. Press the INFO button to reset. Press the ◄ or ► button to select Yes, then ➢...
  • Page 70 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 71: Wall Mount Kit Specifications (vesa)

    When purchasing our wall mount kit, a detailed installation manual and all parts necessary for assembly are provided. Do not use screws longer than the standard dimension, as they may cause damage to the inside of the TV set. ➢...
  • Page 72: How To Assemble The Stand-base (depending On The Model)

    Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. ➢ ➢ For the power supply and Power Consumption, refer to the label attached to the product. Stand Swivel (Left / Right) -20° ~ 20° Two or more people should carry the TV.
  • Page 73: Dimensions (pn42a450p1d)

    REAR VIEW NOTE: All drawings not necessarily to scale. Some dimensions are subject to change without prior notice. Refer to dimensions on each unit prior to performing any carpentry. Not responsible for typographical or printed errors. © 2008 Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
  • Page 74: Dimensions (pn50a450p1d)

    REAR VIEW NOTE: All drawings not necessarily to scale. Some dimensions are subject to change without prior notice. Refer to dimensions on each unit prior to performing any carpentry. Not responsible for typographical or printed errors. © 2008 Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
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  • leon r francis Aug 31, 2012 02:41:
    Does this tv have wifi or bluetooth or any remote opperation