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Samsung BN68-02580A-05 User Manual

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  • Page 1 Contact SAMSUNG WORLDWIDE If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care center. Country Customer Care Center Web Site Address CANADA 1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864) www.samsung.com/ca Samsung Electronics Canada Inc., Customer Service 55 Standish Court Mississauga, Ontario L5R 4B2 Canada U.S.A...
  • Page 2 SAMSUNG will additionally provide Warranty Repair Service in the United States on SAMSUNG products purchased in Canada, and in Canada on SAMSUNG products purchased in the United States, for the warranty period originally specified, and to the Original Purchaser only.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Getting Started y List of Features ... 4 y Accessories ... 4 y Install the Stand ... 5 y Viewing the Control Panel ... 6 y Viewing the Remote Control ... 7 y Connecting to an Antenna ... 9 y Plug &...
  • Page 4: Getting Started

    Media Play: Allows you to play music files, pictures, and movies saved on a USB device (p. 34). y AllShare: AllShare connects your TV and compatible Samsung mobile phones/devices through a network (p. 45). y Self Diagnosis: You can check to make sure picture and sound operate normally (p. 26).
  • Page 5: Install The Stand

    Input Cables (Sold Separately) HDMI HDMI-DVI 50 inches model only See separate guide for installing the stand. Stand (1EA) Follow the steps below to connect the TV to the stand. Screws (M4 X L12) 1. Connect the Guide Stand to the Stand using five screws (M4 X L12) as shown. 2.
  • Page 6: Viewing The Control Panel

    ✎ The product color and shape may vary depending on the model. Speakers SOURCEE MENU Power Indicator P (Power) Remote control sensor Standby mode Do not leave your TV in standby mode for long periods of time (when you are away on a holiday, for example). A small amount of electric power is still consumed even when the power button is turned off.
  • Page 7: Viewing The Remote Control

    Buttons used in the Channel list, Media Play (USB) menu, etc. Use these buttons in Media Play (USB) and Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) modes (p. 34, 41). (�: Controls recording for Samsung recorders that have the Anynet+ feature) Viewing the Remote Control POWER ON/OFF SOURCE...
  • Page 8 Buttons used in the Channel list, Media Play (USB) menu, etc. Use these buttons in Media Play (USB) and Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) modes (p. 34, 41). (�: Controls recording on Samsung recorders that have the Anynet+ feature) Installing batteries (Battery size: AAA) English POWER...
  • Page 9: Connecting To An Antenna

    When the TV is initially powered on, basic settings proceed automatically. ✎ Connecting the power cord and antenna. ✎ The PDP device may interfere with an amateur radio or AM radio. Power Input When the TV is initially powered on, a sequence of on-screen prompts will assist in configuring basic settings. Press the POWERP button.
  • Page 10: Connections

    Using an HDMI or HDMI/DVI cable: HD connection (up to 1080p) We recommend using the HDMI connection for the best quality HD picture. Available devices: DVD, Blu-ray player, HD cable box, HD STB (Set-Top-Box) satellite receiver. PN50C540 / PN58C540 Red White PN50C550 / PN50C590 / PN58C550 / PN58C590 Red White ✎...
  • Page 11: Connecting To An Audio Device

    Using a Component (up to 1080p) or Audio/Video (480i only) Cable Available devices: DVD, Blu-ray player, cable box, STB satellite receiver, VCR White Blue Green Audio Cable (Not Supplied) Device ✎ When connecting to AV IN 1, the color of the (yellow).
  • Page 12: Connecting To A Pc

    Using an EX-Link Cable Connection Available Devices: External devices that support EX-Link Using an HDMI/DVI cable or a D-sub cable PN50C540 / PN58C540 PN50C550 / PN50C590 / PN58C550 / PN58C590 English EX-LINK: Connector for service only. Connecting to a PC Audio Cable (Not Supplied) Audio Cable (Not Supplied) Audio Cable (Not Supplied)
  • Page 13 Display Modes (D-Sub and HDMI/DVI Input) Optimal resolution is 1920 X 1080 @ 60 Hz. Mode Resolution 640 x 350 720 x 400 640 x 480 832 x 624 1152 x 870 720 x 576 1152 x 864 VESA CVT 1280 x 720 1280 x 960 640 x 480...
  • Page 14: Changing The Input Source

    Changing the Input Source Source List Use to select TV or an external input sources such as a DVD / Blu-ray player / cable box / STB satellite receiver. MENUm → Input → Source List → ENTERE ■ TV / PC / AV1 / AV2 / Component1 / Component2 / HDMI1/DVI / HDMI2 / HDMI3 / USB (PN50C540 / PN58C540) POWER...
  • Page 15: Channel Menu

    Channel Menu Seeing Channels ¦ Channel List Add, delete or set Favorite channels and use the program guide for digital broadcasts. MENUm → Channel → Channel List → ENTERE Select a channel in the All Channels, Added Channels, Favorite or Programmed screen by pressing the ▲...
  • Page 16: Editing Channels

    ✎ NOTE When selecting the Cable TV system: STD, HRC and IRC identify various types of cable TV systems. Contact your local cable company to identify the type of cable system that exists in your particular area. At this point, the signal source has been selected.
  • Page 17: Picture Menu

    ✎ NOTE Only memorized channels can be reserved. Reserved programs will be displayed in the Programmed menu. When a digital channel is selected, press the ► button to view the digital program. ■ Select All: Select all the channels in the channel list. ■...
  • Page 18: Changing The Picture Options

    MENUm → Picture → Advanced Settings → ENTERE (Advanced Settings are available in Standard / Movie mode) Compared to previous models, new Samsung TVs have a more precise picture. ✎ In PC mode, you can only make changes to Dynamic Contrast, Gamma and White Balance.
  • Page 19 ■ Size: Your cable box/satellite receiver may have its own set of screen sizes as well. However, we highly recommend you use 16:9 mode most of the time. 16:9: Sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode. Zoom1: Use for moderate magnification. Zoom2: Use for a stronger magnification.
  • Page 20: Setting Up The Tv With Your Pc

    PC will probably look different, but the same basic set-up information will apply in most cases. (If not, contact your computer manufacturer or Samsung Dealer.) 1. Click on “Control Panel” on the Windows start menu.
  • Page 21: Sound Menu

    Sound Menu Changing the Preset Sound Mode ¦ MENUm → Sound → Mode →ENTERE Mode (standard sound mode only) ■ Standard: Selects the normal sound mode. ■ Music: Emphasizes music over voices. ■ Movie: Provides the best sound for movies. ■...
  • Page 22: Setup Menu

    ✎ When Speaker Select is set to TV Speaker TV Speaker: On, External Speaker: On ✎ If there is no video signal, both speakers will be mute. SPDIF Output SPDIF (Sony Philips Digital Interface) is used to provide digital sound, reducing interference going to speakers and various digital devices such as an A/V Receiver/Home theater.
  • Page 23: Locking Programs

    On Time / Off Time: Set the hour, minute, and activate / inactivate. (To activate the timer with the setting you’ve chosen, set to Activate.) Volume: Set the desired volume level. Source: Select TV or USB content to be played when the TV is turned on automatically.
  • Page 24: Other Features

    Canadian English: You can block TV programs depending on their Anglophone Canadian ratings. − C: Programming intended for children under age 8. / C8+: Programming generally considered acceptable for children 8 years and over to watch on their own. / G: General programming, suitable for all audiences. / PG: Parental Guidance.
  • Page 25: Network Test

    ■ Caption Mode: You can select the desired caption mode. ✎ The availability of captions depends on the program being broadcast. Default / CC1~CC4 / Text1~Text4: (analog channels only) The Analog Caption function operates in either analog TV channel mode or when a signal is supplied from an external device to the TV.
  • Page 26: Picture In Picture (pip)

    Yes: If the test pattern does not appear or there is noise in the test pattern, select Yes. There may be a problem with the TV. Contact Samsung’s Call Center for assistance (1-800-SAMSUNG). No: If the test pattern is properly displayed, select No.
  • Page 27: Contact Samsung

    Software Upgrade Software Upgrade can be performed by network connection or downloading the latest firmware from “www. samsung.com,” to a USB memory device. Current Version - the software already installed in the TV. ✎ Software is represented as “Year/Month/Day_Version”. Software Upgrade...
  • Page 28: Network Connection

    You can set up your TV so that it can access the Internet through your local area network (LAN) using a wired or wireless connection. Connecting to a Wired Network ¦ You can attach your TV to your LAN using cable in three ways: y You can attach your TV to your LAN by connecting the LAN port on the back of your TV to an external modem using a Cat 5 cable.
  • Page 29: Network Setup (auto)

    Network Setup (Auto) Use the Automatic Network Setup when connecting your TV to a network that supports DHCP. To set up your TV’s wired LAN connection automatically, follow these steps: How to set up automatically 1. Connect your TV to your LAN as described in the previous section.
  • Page 30: Connecting To A Wireless Network

    ¦ To connect your TV to your network wirelessly, you need a wireless router or modem and a Samsung Wireless LAN Adapter (WIS09ABGN, WIS09ABGN2, WIS10ABGN), which you connect to your TV’s back or side panel USB jack. See the illustration below.
  • Page 31: Network Setup (pbc (wps)

    Notice The picture may appear corrupted or have static for some channels when the TV is connected to the Samsung Wireless LAN Adapter. If this occurs, reconnect the Samsung Wireless LAN Adapter using the extension cable included in the box with the LAN Adapter.
  • Page 32 English Network Setup (Ad-Hoc) You can connect to a mobile device without an access point through the “Samsung Wireless LAN Adapter” by using a peer to peer network. How to connect to new Ad-hoc device 1. Follow Steps 1 through 6 in the “How to set up using PBC (WPS)”...
  • Page 33 The internet connection may fail because of a firewall problem. If this is the case, contact your Internet service provider. If you cannot connect to the Internet even after you have followed the procedures of your Internet service provider, please contact Samsung Electronics at 1-800-SAMSUNG. English...
  • Page 34: Media Play

    TV and the PC IP addresses should be the same and only the last part (the host address) should be changed. (e.g. IP Address: 123.456.789.**) 2. Using a LAN cable, connect between the external modem and the PC onto which the Samsung PC Share Manager Program will be installed.
  • Page 35 The Divx DRM, Multi-audio, embedded captions are not supported. ✎ Samsung PC Share manager should be permitted by the firewall program on your PC. ✎ When you use Media Play mode through a network connection, depending on the functions of the provided server: The sorting method may vary.
  • Page 36: Screen Display

    Screen Display ¦ Move to the desired file using the up/down/right/left buttons and then press the ENTERE or � (Play) button. The file is played. ✎ Supports the View Devices and Home in Media Play homepage. Information: You can ascertain the selected file name and the number of files and page.
  • Page 37 y Supported Video Formats File Extension Container Divx 3.11 / 4.x / 5.1 / 6.0 *.avi *.mkv H.264 BP / MP / HP MPEG4 SP / ASP Divx 3.11 / 4.x / 5.1 / 6.0 *.asf H.264 BP / MP / HP MPEG4 SP / ASP *.wmv Window Media Video v9...
  • Page 38 Playing movie continuously (Resume Play) If you exit the playing movie function, the movie can be played later from the point where it was stopped. 1. Select the movie file you want to play continuously by pressing the ◄ or ► button to select it from the file list section. 2.
  • Page 39: Playing Multiple Files

    Playing Multiple Files ¦ Playing selected video/music/photo files 1. Press the Yellow button in the file list to select the desired file. 2. Repeat the above operation to select multiple files. ✎ NOTE The c mark appears to the left of the selected files. To cancel a selection, press the Yellow button again.
  • Page 40 Videos/Music/Photos Play Option menu During file playback, press the TOOLS Category Title You can directly to another Title. You can play movie and music files repeatedly. Repeat Mode Picture Size You can adjust the picture size to your preference. (Mode1 / Mode2 / Original) You can adjust the picture setting.
  • Page 41: Anynet

    Anynet+ is a function that enables you to control all connected Samsung devices that support Anynet+ with your Samsung TV’s remote. The Anynet+ system can be used only with Samsung devices that have the Anynet+ feature. To be sure your Samsung device has this feature, check if there is an Anynet+ logo on it.
  • Page 42: Setting Up Anynet

    ✎ NOTE Connect the Optical cable between the on the Home Theater. When following the connection above, the Optical jack only outputs 2 channel audio. You will only hear sound from the Home Theater’s Front, Left and Right speakers and the subwoofer. If you want to hear 5.1 channel audio, connect DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) Amplifier or Home Theater, not the TV.
  • Page 43: Recording

    Recording ¦ You can make a recording of a TV Program using a Samsung recorder. 1. Select Recording. ✎ When there are more than two recording devices When multiple recording devices are connected, the recording devices are listed. Select one recording device in the Device List.
  • Page 44: Troubleshooting For Anynet

    Troubleshooting for Anynet+ ¦ Problem Possible Solution Anynet+ does not work. • Check if the device is an Anynet+ device. The Anynet+ system supports Anynet+ devices only. • Only one receiver (home theater) can be connected. • Check if the Anynet+ device power cord is properly connected. • Check the Anynet+ device’s Video/Audio/HDMI cable connections.
  • Page 45: About Allshare

    MENUm → Application → AllShare → ENTERE About AllShare ¦ AllShare connects your TV and compatible Samsung mobile phones/ devices through a network. On your TV, you can view call arrivals, SMS messages and schedules set on your mobile phones. In addition, you can play media contents...
  • Page 46 SMS. ✎ NOTE Using your Samsung Phone to Operate Your TV Before you can use this feature, you must connect to a Samsung mobile phone that supports ScreenShare functions. When operating the TV with your mobile phone, only the POWER, y, z and are supported.
  • Page 47: Other Information

    For detailed information on installing the wall mount, see the instructions provided with the wall mount. Contact a technician for assistance when installing the wall mount bracket. Samsung Electronics is not responsible for any damage to the product or injury to yourself or others if you elect to install the TV on your own.
  • Page 48: Assembling The Cables

    Failing to do so may result in fire or a problem with the product due to an increase in the internal temperature of the product. ✎ When using a stand or wall-mount, use parts provided by Samsung Electronics only. If you use parts provided by another manufacturer, it may result in a problem with the product or an injury due to the product falling.
  • Page 49: Securing The Tv To The Wall

    4. Verify all connections are properly secured. Periodically check the connections for any sign of fatigue or failure. If you have any doubt about the security of your connections, contact a professional installer. To purchase the TV-Holder Kit, contact Samsung Customer Care – In the United States: 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) –...
  • Page 50: Troubleshooting

    If the TV seems to have a problem, first try this list of possible problems and solutions. If none of these troubleshooting tips apply, visit “www.samsung.com,” then click on Support, or call Samsung customer service at 1-800-SAMSUNG. Issues Poor picture The TV image does not look as good as it did in the store.
  • Page 51 Network Connection Wireless network connection failure. • The Samsung Wireless USB dongle is required to use a wireless network. • Make sure Network Connection is set to Wireless (p. 30). • TV must be connected to a wireless IP sharer (router).
  • Page 52: Storage And Maintenance

    (Horizontal Dot). • Program the Cable/Set remote control to operate the TV. Refer to the Cable/Set user manual for the SAMSUNG TV code. • Caption can not be selected in the TV menu when connected via HDMI or Component (p. 24).
  • Page 53: License

    Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent #’s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,487,535 & other U.S. and worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS and the Symbol are registered trademarks.
  • Page 54: Dimensions

    NOTE: All drawings are not necessarily to scale. Some dimensions are subject to change without prior notice. Refer to the dimensions prior to performing installation of your TV. Not responsible for typographical or printed errors. © 2010 Samsung Electronics America, Inc English Dimensions 43.7...
  • Page 55: Index

    AllShare Amplify Antenna Anynet+ AUDIO OUT Auto Adjustment Auto Volume Background Music Balance L/R Basic View Batteries Black Tone Blanking Bracket Brightness Cable Tie 4, 48 Change PIN Channel Menu Clock Color Tone Component Connecting to a PC Connecting to an Audio Device DIGITAL AUDIO OUT 11, 41 DivX®...
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