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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 IRELAND 0818 717 100 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 center 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 TOOLS 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: Getting Started

    ✎ Please make sure the following items are included with your PDP TV. If any items are missing, contact your dealer. ✎ The items’ colour and shapes may vary depending on the models. ✎ Cables not included in the package contents can be purchased separately. y Remote Control &...
  • 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. 30, 37). (�: Controls recording for Samsung recorders that have the Anynet+ feature.) Installing batteries (Battery size: AAA) English Viewing the Remote Control...
  • Page 7: Connecting To An Antenna

    When the TV is initially powered on, basic settings proceed automatically. ✎ Preset: Connecting the mains and antenna. 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: Connections

    Using an HDMI or HDMI/DVI Cable: HD connection (up to 1080p) 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, 3, 4, PC/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 PC/DVI AUDIO IN 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

    CONNECTIONS COMMON INTERFACE Slot To watch paid channels, the “CI or CI+ CARD” must be inserted. y If you don’t insert the “CI or CI+ CARD”, some channels will display the message “Scrambled Signal”. y The pairing information containing a telephone number, the “CI or CI+ CARD”...
  • Page 11: Basic Features

    Basic Features PRE-CH TTX/MIX MUTE 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. CH LIST MENU MEDIA.P GUIDE TOOLS INFO RETURN EXIT 1 ENTERE / Direction button: Move the cursor and select an item.
  • Page 12 Using Scheduled View Guide DTV Air 800 five Family Affairs 18:00 - 18:30 Drama Tanya confesses all to a stunned Babs. Conrad is anxious to hear... 800 five Scheduled View 18:30 Today )Family Affairs Today 19:15 )Dark Angel View Mode Red (View Mode): View the list of programmes that are playing now or coming up.
  • Page 13: Channel Menu

    ¦ Using the Favourite Channels My Channels (in Channel Manager) To show all favourite channels, click on the button shown on the right. ■ Edit My Channels : You can set the selected channels to desired my channels group. ✎ The “*” symbol will be displayed and the channel will be set as a my channel.
  • Page 14 ✎ Channel mode P (programme mode): When tuning is complete, the broadcasting stations in your area have been assigned to position numbers from P0 to P99. You can select a channel by entering the position number in this mode. C (aerial channel mode) / S (cable channel mode): These two modes allow you to select a channel by entering the assigned number for each aerial broadcasting station or cable channel.
  • Page 15: Picture Menu

    Picture Menu ¦ Changing the Preset Picture Mode Mode Select your preferred picture type. ■ Dynamic: Suitable for a bright room. ■ Standard: Suitable for a normal environment. ■ Movie: Suitable for watching movies in a dark room. ¦ Adjusting Picture Settings Cell Light / Contrast / Brightness / Sharpness / Colour / Tint (G/R) Your television has several setting options for picture quality control.
  • Page 16 ■ Flesh Tone: Emphasize pink “Flesh Tone.” ■ Edge Enhancement (Off / On): Emphasize object boundaries. Picture Options ✎ In PC mode, you can only make changes to the Colour Tone, Size and Screen Burn Protection. Picture Options Colour Tone : Normal Size : Auto Wide Screen Mode : 16:9 Digital Noise Filter : Auto MPEG Noise Filter...
  • Page 17: Sound Menu

    PC may differ in which case the same basic set-up information will almost always be applied. (If not, contact your computer manufacturer or Samsung Dealer.) 1. Click on “Control Panel” on the Windows start menu.
  • Page 18 ¦ Adjusting Sound Settings Equalizer Adjusts the sound mode (standard sound mode only). ■ 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. ■ Reset: Resets the equalizer to its default settings. ¦...
  • Page 19: 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 a DVD player. 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 20 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 21 Digital Text (Disable / Enable) If the programme broadcasts with digital text, this feature is enabled. ✎ MHEG (Multimedia and Hypermedia Information Coding Experts Group) An International standard for data encoding systems used in multimedia and hypermedia. This is at a higher level than the MPEG system which includes data-linking hypermedia such as still images, character service, animation, graphic and video files as well as multimedia data.
  • Page 22: Support Menu

    Samsung customer service centre. Software Upgrade Software Upgrade can be performed via a broadcasting signal or 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”.
  • Page 23: Advanced Features

    Advanced Features Using an HDMI/DVI Cable / 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 1280 x 720 1280 x 960 640 x 480 640 x 480...
  • Page 24: 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 25 Network Setup (Auto) Use the Automatic Network Setup when connecting your TV to a network that supports DHCP. To set up your TV’s cable network connection automatically, follow these steps: How to set up automatically 1. Connect your TV to your LAN as described in the previous section. 2. Turn on your TV, press the MENU button on your...
  • Page 26 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 27 Notice The picture may appear corrupted or have static for some channels when the TV is connected to the Samsung Wireless LAN Adapter. In such case, establish a connection using one of the following methods or connect the Samsung Wireless LAN Adapter using a USB cable in a place that is not affected by radio interference.
  • Page 28 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 29 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 30: Media Play

    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 programme will be installed.
  • Page 31 The Divx DRM, Multi-audio, embedded caption does not supported. ✎ Samsung PC Share manager should be permitted by the firewall programme on your PC. ✎ When you use Media Play mode through a network connection, According to functions of the provided server: The sorting method may vary.
  • Page 32 ¦ Screen Display Move to the file you desired 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 33 y Supported Video Formats File Extension Container Video Codec 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 34 Playing movie file continuously (Resume Play) If you exit the playing videos function, it 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. Press the �...
  • Page 35 ¦ Playing the Multiple Files Playing the 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. To deselect all selected files, press the and select Deselect All.
  • Page 36 Videos/Music/Photos Play Option menu During playing a file, press the TOOLS Category Title You can move the other file directly. 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. 15, 16, 17) Sound Setting You can adjust the sound setting.
  • Page 37: 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 38 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 When multiple recording devices are connected, the recording devices are listed.
  • Page 39 ¦ 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 button to exit. EXIT ✎ If your receiver supports audio only, it may not appear in the device list. ✎...
  • Page 40: Allshare

    TV as a monitor for your mobile when browsing a web page. ✎ For more information, visit “www.samsung.com” or contact the Samsung call centre. Mobile devices may need additional software installation. For details, refer to each device's user’s guide. ¦...
  • Page 41 SMS. ✎ NOTE In Samsung mobile, ScreenShare must be installed and the supporting application must be executed; then you can use the ScreenShare function. Available buttons on your remote control may vary for each page.
  • Page 42: Other Information

    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 43: 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 44: Assembling The Cables

    Enclose the cables in the Cable tie so that the cables are not visible through the transparent stand. Overly rigid or thick cables can damage input jacks for long term usage. 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;...
  • Page 45: Troubleshooting

    If you have any questions about the TV, first refer to this list. If none of these troubleshooting tips apply, please visit “www. samsung.com,” then click on Support, or contact the call centre listed on the back-cover of this manual.
  • Page 46 • If you are using a HDMI connection, check the audio output setting on your PC. • Samsung Wireless USB dongle is required to use a wireless network. • Make sure the Network Connection is set to Wireless (p. 26).
  • Page 47 Some of above pictures and functions are available at specific models only. 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 48: Specifications

    Panel native Environmental Considerations Operating Temperature Operating Humidity Storage Temperature Storage Humidity TV System Colour/Video System Sound System HDMI IN 1 ~ 4 Stand Swivel (Left / Right) Model Name Screen Size (Diagonal) Sound (Output) Dimensions (WxDxH) Body With stand Weight Without Stand With Stand...
  • Page 49: 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 50: Index

    AllShare Amplify Antenna Anynet+ Auto Adjustment Auto Volume Background Music Balance L/R Basic View Batteries Black Tone Blanking Bracket Brightness Cable Tie 4, 44 Change PIN Channel Manager Channel Menu Clock Colour Tone Component Connecting to a PC Connecting to an Audio Device DIGITAL AUDIO OUT 9, 37 DivX®...
  • Page 51: 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 52: 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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