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Samsung PN42C430 User Manual

Series 4+ 430 plasma tv.
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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 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 ... 8 y Plug &...
  • Page 4: Getting Started

    y Excellent Digital Interface & Networking: With a built-in HD digital tuner, nonsubscription HD broadcasts can be viewed without a cable box / STB (Set-Top-Box) satellite receiver. y SRS TruSurround HD: provides a virtual surround system (p 17). y Media Play: Allows you to play music files, pictures saved on a USB device (p 22). y Self Diagnosis: You can check to make sure picture and sound operate normally (p.
  • Page 5: Install The Stand

    See separate guide for installing the stand. Stand (1EA) Follow the steps below to connect the TV to the stand. Top view Screws (M4 X L16) Guide Stand Stand Rear 1. Connect the Guide Stand to the Stand using six screws (M4 X L16). ✎...
  • 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

    Media Play (USB) menu, etc. Use these buttons in Media Play (USB) and Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) modes (p. 22, 26). (�: Controls recording for Samsung recorders that have the Anynet+ feature) Installing batteries (Battery size: AAA) Viewing the Remote Control S.MODE SLEEP P.MODE...
  • 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 720p/1080i) 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, DVI AUDIO IN When using an HDMI/DVI cable connection, you must use the player, HD cable box, HD STB satellite receiver may require a DVI-HDMI (DVI to HDMI) cable or DVI-HDMI (DVI...
  • Page 10: Connecting To An Audio Device

    Using an Optical (Digital) or Audio (Analog) Cable Connection Available devices: Digital Audio System, Amplifier, DVD home theater ✎ 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. When the receiver (home theater) is set to on, you can hear sound output from the TV’s optical jack.
  • Page 11: Changing The Input Source

    Display Modes (HDMI/DVI Input) Optimal resolution y PN42C430: 1024 X 768 @ 60Hz / PN50C430: 1360 X 768 @ 60Hz Horizontal Mode Resolution Frequency (KHz) 640 x 350 31.469 720 x 400 31.469 640 x 480 35.000 832 x 624 49.726...
  • Page 12: Basic Features

    How to Navigate Menus Before using the TV, follow the steps below to learn how to navigate the menu and select and adjust different functions. MEDIA.P MENU button: Displays the main on-screen menu. S.MODE SLEEP 2 ENTERE / Direction button: Move the cursor and select an item.
  • Page 13: Using Favorite Channels

    Channel Status Display Icons Icons Operations A channel selected. A channel set as a Favorite. A reserved Program. Using Favorite Channels ¦ MENUm → Channel → Channel List → ENTERE Add to Favorite / Delete from Favorite Set channels you watch frequently as Favorites. 1.
  • Page 14: Picture Menu

    ■ Add / Delete: Delete or add a channel to display the channels you want. ✎ NOTE All deleted channels will be shown on the All Channels menu. A gray-colored channel indicates the channel has been deleted. The Add menu only appears for deleted channels.
  • Page 15: Changing The Picture Options

    Changing the Picture Options Advanced Settings 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. Advanced Settings Black Tone : Off...
  • Page 16: Sound Menu

    After selecting Screen Fit in HDMI (1080i/1080p) or Component (1080i/1080p) mode, you may need to center the picture: 1. Press the ◄ or ► button to select Position. 2. Press the ENTERE button. 3. Press the ▲, ▼, ◄ or ► button to move the picture.
  • Page 17: Adjusting Sound Settings

    Adjusting Sound Settings ¦ MENUm → Sound → Equalizer → ENTERE Equalizer Adjusts the sound mode. ■ Balance L/R: Adjusts the balance between the right and left speaker. ■ 100Hz / 300Hz / 1kHz / 3kHz / 10kHz (Bandwidth Adjustment): Adjusts the level of specific bandwidth frequencies.
  • Page 18: Using The Sleep Timer

    Clock Mode (Auto / Manual) − Auto: Set the current time automatically using the time from a digital channel. ✎ The antenna must be connected in order to set the time automatically. − Manual: Set the current time manually. ✎ Depending on the broadcast station and signal, the auto time set up may not be correct.
  • Page 19 ✎ NOTE V-Chip is not available in HDMI or Component mode. The default PIN number of a new TV set is “0-0-0-0” Allow All: Press to unlock all TV ratings. Block All: Press to lock all TV ratings. ■ V-Chip Lock (Off / On): You can block rated TV Programs.
  • Page 20: Other Features

    How to watch a restricted channel 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: This channel is blocked by V-Chip. Please enter the PIN to unblock.
  • Page 21: Economical Solutions

    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 22: Advanced Features

    Before connecting your device to the TV, please back up your files to prevent them from damage or loss of data. SAMSUNG is not responsible for any data file damage or data loss. Please connect directly to the USB port of your TV. If you are using a separate cable connection, there may be a USB Compatibility problem.
  • Page 23 Only MP3 and JPEG file formats are supported. The Media Play (USB) mp3 format only supports music files with a high sampling frequency (32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, or 48 kHz). We recommend the sequential jpeg format. Do not disconnect the USB device while it is loading. MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) is not supported.
  • Page 24 Music Using the MP3 List Photo Folder icon 307.2MB/973.7MB Music list icon Move to the previous folder stage icon Photo ✎ Press � (REW) or µ (FF) buttons to change pages. ✎ The selected file is displayed on the top with its playing time. 1.
  • Page 25: Playing Selected Photos/music Files

    Setup Using the Setup Menu ■ Slide show Speed: Select to control the slide show speed. You can select Fast, Normal or Slow. ■ Background Music: Select to determine whether to play an MP3 file during a slide show. You can select Music On or Music Off. ■...
  • Page 26: 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 27: 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 28: 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 29: 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 30: 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 31: 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 32: 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 33 Issues Solutions and Explanations No Picture, No Video The TV won’t turn on. • Make sure the AC power cord is securely plugged in to the wall outlet and the TV. • Make sure the wall outlet is working. • Try pressing the The TV turns off automatically.
  • Page 34: License

    (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. 20).
  • Page 35: Specifications

    50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C) 10% to 80%, non-condensing -4°F to 113°F (-20°C to 45°C) 5% to 95%, non-condensing -20˚ ~ 20˚ PN42C430 42 inches (42.3 inches measured diagonally) 10 W X 2 40.6 x 2.8 x 24.8 inches (1031 x 70.9 x 631.0mm)
  • Page 36: 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 37.0...
  • Page 37: Index

    Antenna Anynet+ AUDIO OUT Auto Volume Background Music Balance L/R Batteries Black Tone Blanking Bracket Brightness Change PIN Channel Menu Clock Color Tone Component Connecting to a PC Connecting to an Audio Device DIGITAL AUDIO OUT 10, 26 Dynamic Dynamic Contrast Eco Sensor Edit Name Editing Channels...
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