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Samsung BN68-03116A-01 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 Web Site Address Customer Care Center CANADA 1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864) www.samsung.com 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

    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 ... 8 y Plug & Play (Initial Setup) ... 8 Connections y Connecting to an AV Device ...
  • 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. 44). y Self Diagnosis: You can check to make sure picture and sound operate normally (p. 26).
  • Page 5: Install The Stand

    50 inches model only See separate guide for installing the stand. Stand (1EA) Follow the steps below to connect the TV to the stand. Stand 1. Connect the Guide Stand to the Stand using four screws (M4 X L10) as shown. 2.
  • Page 6: Viewing The Control Panel

    ✎ The product color and shape may vary depending on the model. 3D Emitter 3D Emitter 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 menu, etc. Use these buttons in Media Play and Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) modes (p. 34, 41). (�: Controls recording for Samsung recorders that have the Anynet+ feature) Installing batteries (Battery size: AAA) Viewing the Remote Control POWER ON/OFF...
  • Page 8: 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 9: Connections

    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. Red White ✎ HDMI IN 1(DVI), 2, 3, 4, PC/DVI AUDIO IN For better picture and audio quality, connect to a digital device using an HDMI cable.
  • Page 10 Using an Optical Cable (Digital) or Audio (Analog) Cable Connection Available devices: Digital Audio System, Amplifier, DVD home theater White ✎ DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) When a Digital Audio System is connected to the of both the TV and the system. 5.1 CH (channel) audio is available when the TV is connected to an external device supporting 5.1 CH.
  • Page 11: Connecting To A Pc

    Using an HDMI/DVI cable or a D-sub cable 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...
  • Page 12: 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 / HDMI/DVI / HDMI2 / HDMI3 / HDMI4 / USB POWER POWER...
  • Page 13: 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 14: 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 15: Picture Menu

    ■ Information: Display a show you have reserved to watch. (You can also change the reservation Information.) ✎ Alternatively, you can view Information by highlighting a program and pressing the ENTERE button. ■ Select All / Deselect All: Select or deselect all reserved programs.
  • Page 16: 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 17: Picture Options

    Picture Options MENUm → Picture → Picture Options → ENTERE ✎ In PC mode, you can only make changes to the Color Tone, Size and Screen Burn Protection. Picture Options Color Tone : Normal Size : 16:9 Digital Noise Filter : Auto MPEG Noise Filter : Auto...
  • Page 18: Viewing Tv Using The 3d Function

    This exciting new feature enables you to view 3D content. In order to fully enjoy this feature, you must purchase a pair of Samsung 3D Active Glasses (SSG-2100AB, SSG-2200AR, SSG-2200KR) to view 3D video. Samsung 3D Active Glasses are sold separately.
  • Page 19 ■ 3D Mode: Select the 3D input format. ✎ If you want to feel the 3D effect fully, please wear the 3D Active Glasses first, and then select 3D Mode from the list below that provides the best 3d viewing experience. ✎...
  • 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 → SRS TheaterSound → ENTERE SRS TheaterSound ■ Standard: Selects the normal sound mode. ■ Music: Emphasizes music over voices. ■ Movie: Provides the best sound for movies. ■ Clear Voice: Emphasizes voices over other sounds. ■...
  • Page 22: Setup Menu

    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. ■ Audio Format: During the reception of a digital TV broadcast, you can select the Digital Audio output (SPDIF) format from the options PCM or Dolby Digital.
  • Page 23: Locking Programs

    Contents (when the Source is set to USB): Select a folder in the USB device containing music or photo files to be played when the TV is turned on automatically. ✎ NOTE If there is no music file on the USB device or the folder containing a music file is not selected, the Timer function does not operate correctly.
  • Page 24: Other Features

    Canadian French: You can block TV programs depending on their French Canadian rating. – G: General / 8 ans+: Programming generally considered acceptable for children 8 years and over to watch on their own. / 13 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 25: Network Test

    – Equalizer is not available. ■ BD Wise (Off / On): Provides the optimal picture quality for Samsung DVD, Blu-ray and Home Theater products which support BD Wise. When BD Wise is turned On, the picture mode is automatically changed to the optimal resolution.
  • 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: Software Upgrade

    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 for some channels when the TV is connected to the Samsung Wireless LAN Adapter. If this occurs, connect the Samsung Wireless LAN Adapter using a USB cable in a place that is not affected by radio interference.
  • Page 32 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 0 entered 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 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 – Below 1280 x 720: 60 frame max – Above 1280 x 720: 30 frame max • GMC 2 over is not supported. • H.263 is not supported. • Only Samsung Techwin MJPEG is supported. Frame rate Video Codec Resolution...
  • 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 move directly to another Title. Repeat Mode You can play movie and music files repeatedly. Picture Size You can adjust the picture size to your preference. (Mode1 / Mode2 / Original) Picture Setting 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

    Make sure to switch to an Anynet+ device by using the Device List. 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.
  • Page 43: Listening Through A Receiver

    Listening through a Receiver ¦ You can listen to sound through a receiver (i.e Home Theater) instead of the TV Speaker. 1. Select Receiver and set to On. 2. Press the EXIT button to exit. ✎ If your receiver supports audio only, it may not appear in the device list. ✎...
  • Page 44: 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 45 Calendar Doc Viewer E Select Using your Samsung phone to control your TV Simply 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 46: 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 47: Securing The Installation Space

    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 48: 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 49: 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 Solutions and Explanations Poor picture First of all, please perform the Picture Test and confirm that your TV is properly displaying the test image.
  • Page 50 Issues Sound Problem There is no sound or the sound is too low at maximum volume. The picture is good but there is no sound. The speakers are making an inappropriate noise. No Picture, No Video The TV won’t turn on. The TV turns off automatically.
  • 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

    Storage and Maintenance ¦ Do not spray water or a cleaning agent directly onto the product. Any liquid that goes into the product may cause a failure, fire, or electric shock. TheaterSound, SRS and the TheaterSound technology is incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 53: Specifications

    Display Resolution Environmental Considerations Operating Temperature Operating Humidity Storage Temperature Storage Humidity Stand Swivel (Left / Right) Model Name Screen Size (Diagonal) (50.2 inches measured diagonally) Sound (Output) Dimensions (WxDxH) Body (1214.5 x 71.0 x 732.5 mm) With stand (1214.5 x 302.8 x 805.4 mm) Weight Without Stand With Stand...
  • 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, 47 Change PIN Channel Menu Clock Color Tone Component Connecting to a PC Connecting to an Audio Device DIGITAL AUDIO OUT 10, 41 DivX®...
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