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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 centre. Country Customer Care Centre EIRE 0818 717100 0845 SAMSUNG (7267864) © 2010 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Page 2 The reception quality of TV may be affected due to differences in broadcasting method between the countries. Please check the TV performance in the local SAMSUNG Authorized Dealer, or the Samsung Call centre whether it can be improved by reconfiguring TV setting or not.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Getting Started Connections Basic Features Advanced Features Other Information This function can be used by pressing the TOOLS button on the remote control. Accessories Viewing the Control Panel Viewing the Remote Control Connecting to an Antenna Plug & Play (Initial Setup) Connecting to an AV Device Connecting to an Audio Device 10 Changing the Input Source...
  • Page 4: Accessories

    ✎ Please make sure the following items are included with your PDP TV. If any items are missing, contact your dealer. ✎ The items’ colours and shapes may vary depending on the models. ✎ Cables not included in the package contents can be purchased separately. Do not insert your fingers into the stand base slot of the TV when installing the stand base.
  • Page 5: Viewing The Control Panel

    ✎ The product colour and shape may vary depending on the model. Speakers Toggles between all the available input sources. In the on-screen menu, use this SOURCEE button as you would use the ENTERE button on the remote control. MENU Displays an on-screen menu, the OSD (on screen display) of your TV’s features.
  • Page 6: Viewing The Remote Control

    Returns to the previous menu. These buttons are for the Channel Manager, Media Play (USB) menu, etc. Use these buttons in Media Play (USB) and Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) modes (p. 23, 29). (�: Controls recording for Samsung recorders that have the Anynet+ feature) Installing batteries (Battery size: AAA) English Viewing the Remote Control SOURCE TTX/MIX CH LIST MEDIA.P...
  • Page 7: Connecting To An Antenna

    When the TV is initially powered on, basic settings proceed automatically. ✎ Preset: 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 8: Connecting To An Av Device

    Using an HDMI or HDMI/DVI cable: HD connection (up to 720p/1080i) Available devices: DVD, Blu-ray player, HD cable box, HD STB (Set-Top-Box) satellite receiver, cable box, STB satellite receiver ✎ HDMI IN 1(DVI), 2, DVI AUDIO IN When using an HDMI/DVI cable connection, you must use the connection, use a DVI to HDMI cable or DVI-HDMI (DVI to HDMI) adapter for video connection and the jacks for audio.
  • Page 9: Connecting To An Audio Device

    Using an Optical (Digital) or Headphone Connection Available devices: digital audio system, amplifier, DVD home theatre ✎ 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 (amplifier or DVD home theatre) is set to on, you can hear sound output from the TV’s optical jack.
  • Page 10: 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. ■ TV / Ext. / AV / Component / HDMI1/DVI / HDMI2 / USB ✎ In the Source List, connected inputs will be highlighted. ✎...
  • Page 11: Using The Info

    Using the INFO button (Now & Next guide) The display identifies the current channel and the status of certain audio-video settings. The Now & Next guide shows daily TV programme information for each channel according to the broadcasting time. y Scroll ◄, ► to view information for a desired programme while watching the current channel.
  • Page 12: Channel Menu

    Channels: Shows the channel list according to ■ channel type. My Channels: Shows the group of the channel. ■ Scheduled: Shows all the currently reserved ■ programmes. ✎ Using the colour buttons with the Channel Manager Red (Antenna): Toggle among Air or Cable. Green (Zoom): Enlarges or shrinks a channel number.
  • Page 13 ■ Channel Source (Digital & Analogue / Digital / Analogue): Select the channel source to memorise. When selecting Cable → Digital & Analogue or Digital: Provide a value to scan for cable channels. Search Mode (Full / Network / Quick): Scans for all channels with active broadcast stations and stores them in the TV. ✎ If you select Quick, you can set up the Network, Network ID, Frequency, Modulation and Symbol Rate manually by pressing the button on...
  • Page 14: Picture Menu

    Scheduled (in Channel Manager) You can view, modify or delete a show you have reserved to watch. ■ Change Info: Change a show you have reserved to watch. ■ Cancel Schedules: Cancel a show you have reserved to watch. ■ Information: Display a show you have reserved to watch.
  • Page 15 ■ Black Tone (Off / Dark / Darker / Darkest): Select the black level to adjust the screen depth. ■ Dynamic Contrast (Off / Low / Medium / High): Adjust the screen contrast. ■ Gamma: Adjust the primary colour intensity. ■ RGB Only Mode (Off / Red / Green / Blue): You can adjust Colour or Tint (G/R) of Red, Green or Blue for the picture from an external device (DVD player, home theatre, etc.).
  • Page 16: Sound Menu

    ■ MPEG Noise Filter (Off / Low / Medium / High / Auto): Reduces MPEG noise to provide improved picture quality. ■ HDMI Black Level (Normal / Low): Selects the black level on the screen to adjust the screen depth. ✎ Available only in HDMI mode (RGB signals). ■ Film Mode (Off / Auto1 / Auto2): Sets the TV to automatically sense and process film signals from all sources and adjust the picture for optimum quality.
  • Page 17 Dialog Clarity (Off / On) (standard sound mode only) This function allows you to increase the intensity of a voice over background music or sound effects so that dialog can be heard more clearly. Audio Language (digital channels only) Change the default value for audio languages. ✎...
  • Page 18: Setup Menu

    ■ Dolby Digital Comp (Line / RF): This function minimizes signal disparity between a dolby digital signal and a voice signal (i.e. MPEG Audio, HE-AAC, ATV Sound). ✎ Select Line to obtain dynamic sound, and RF to reduce the difference between loud and soft sounds at night time. Line: Set the output level for signals greater or less than -31dB (reference) to either -20dB or -31dB.
  • Page 19 On Time / Off Time: Set the hour, minute, and activate / inactivate. (To activate 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. (USB can be selected only when a USB device is connected to the TV) Antenna (when the Source is set to TV): Select ATV or DTV.
  • Page 20: Support Menu

    Adjust your antenna to increase signal strength. ■ Troubleshooting: If the TV seems to have a problem, refer to this description. ✎ If none of these troubleshooting tips apply, contact the Samsung customer service centre. Sub picture MUTE button.
  • Page 21 Software Upgrade Software Upgrade can be performed via a broadcasting signal or downloading the latest firmware from “www.,” to a USB memory device. Current Version the software already installed in the TV. ✎ Software is represented as “Year/Month/Day_Version.” Software Upgrade Current Version...
  • Page 22: Connecting To A Pc

    Using an HDMI/DVI cable Display Modes (HDMI/DVI Input) Optimal resolution y PS42C430: 1024 X 768 @ 60Hz y PS50C430: 1360 X 768 @ 60Hz Horizontal Mode Resolution Frequency 640 x 350 720 x 400 640 x 480 832 x 624 720 x 576 VESA CVT 1280 x 720 640 x 480 640 x 480 640 x 480...
  • Page 23: Media Play

    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. Connect a USB HDD to the dedicated port, Do not disconnect the USB device while it is loading.
  • Page 24 If an over-power warning message is displayed while you are connecting or using a USB device, the device may not be recognized or may malfunction. If the TV has been no input during time set in Auto Protection Time, the Screensaver will run. The power-saving mode of some external hard disk drives may be released automatically when connected to the TV.
  • Page 25 Videos Playing Video 1. Press the ◄ or ► button to select Videos, then press the ENTERE button in the Media Play menu. 2. Press the ◄/►/▲/▼ button to select the desired file in the file list. 3. Press the ENTERE button or � (Play) button. –...
  • Page 26 Other Restrictions ✎ NOTE If there are problems with the contents of a codec, the codec will not be supported. If the information for a Container is incorrect and the file is in error, the Container will not be able to play correctly.
  • Page 27 Photos Viewing a Photo (or Slide Show) 1. Press the ◄ or ► button to select Photos, then press the ENTERE button in the Media Play menu. 2. Press the ◄/►/▲/▼ button to select the desired file in the file list. 3. Press the ENTERE button or � (Play) button. –...
  • Page 28 Videos/Music/Photos Play Option menu During playing a file, press the TOOLS Category You can move the other file directly. Title Repeat Mode You can play movie and music files repeatedly. Picture Size You can adjust the picture size for preference. Picture Setting You can adjust the picture setting. (p. 14, 15, 16) You can adjust the sound setting.
  • Page 29: 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 30 If you have selected external input mode by pressing the Make sure to switch to an Anynet+ device by using the Device List. ¦ Recording You can make a recording of a TV programme using a Samsung recorder. 1. Select Recording. ✎ When there are more than two recording devices.
  • Page 31 ¦ Listening through a Receiver You can listen to sound through a receiver (i.e Home Theatre) 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 32: Analogue Channel Teletext Feature

    The index page of the Teletext service gives you information on how to use the service. For Teletext information to be displayed correctly, channel reception must be stable. Otherwise, information may be missing or some pages may not be displayed. ✎...
  • Page 33: Installing The Wall Mount

    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 34: Securing The Tv To The Wall

    Caution: Pulling, pushing, or climbing onto the TV may cause the TV to fall. In particular, ensure that your children do not hang over or destabilize the TV; doing so may cause the TV to tip over, resulting in serious injuries or death.
  • Page 35: Troubleshooting

    If you have any questions about the TV, first refer to this list. If none of these troubleshooting tips apply, please visit “www.,” then click on Support, or contact the call centre listed on the back-cover of this manual.
  • Page 36 Issues No Picture, No Video The TV won’t turn on. The TV turns off automatically. There is no picture/Video. RF(Cable/Antenna) Connection The TV is not receiving all channels. The picture is distorted: macro block error small block, dots, pixelization PC Connection A “Mode Not Supported”...
  • Page 37 Programme the Cable/Set top box remote control to operate the TV. Refer to the Cable/Set user manual for the SAMSUNG TV code. Check the supported resolution of the TV, and adjust the external device’s output resolution accordingly.
  • Page 38: Specifications

    Environmental Considerations Operating Temperature Operating Humidity Storage Temperature Storage Humidity TV System Colour/video system HDMI IN 1 ~ 2 Stand Swivel (Left / Right) Model Name Screen Size Sound (Output) Dimensions (WxDxH) Body With stand Weight Without Stand With Stand Display Resolution ✎...
  • Page 39: 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 40: Index

    Amplify Antenna Anynet+ Auto Volume Background Music Balance L/R Basic View Batteries Black Tone Blanking Bracket Brightness Change PIN Channel Manager Channel Menu Clock Colour Tone Component Connecting to a PC Connecting to an Audio Device DIGITAL AUDIO OUT 9, 29 DivX® VOD Dynamic Dynamic Contrast Eco Sensor...
  • Page 41: Warning! Important Safety Instructions

    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). THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER ALL SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. y The slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom are provided for necessary ventilation.To ensure reliable operation of this apparatus, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be blocked or covered.
  • Page 42: Wiring The Mains Power Supply Plug (uk Only)

    3. Warranty repairs must be carried out by Authorised Samsung Dealers or Authorised Service Centres. No re-imbursement will be made for repairs carried out by non Samsung Dealers and, any such repair work and damage to the products caused by such repair work will not be covered by this warranty.

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