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Samsung PN43D440A5D User Manual

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    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) Samsung Electronics Canada Inc., Customer Service 55 Standish Court Mississauga, Ontario L5R 4B2 Canada U.S.A...
  • Page 2 (Your) Samsung Plasma TV is a high quality television that has been carefully packaged to protect the integrity of its glass panel and component parts during shipment. It is, nonetheless, a fragile piece of electronics that requires careful handling. Refrain from putting undue stress on any part of the packaging when shipping or unpacking the TV.
  • 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 Remote Control Buttons ... 7 y Connecting to an Antenna or Cable Connection ... 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. 23). 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. (M4 X L12) 1. Connect the Guide Stand to the Stand using four screws (M4 X L12) as shown. (Correct assembly) 2.
  • Page 6: Viewing The Control Panel

    ✎ The product color and shape may vary depending on the model. Power Indicator Remote control sensor Power Indicator Remote control sensor P (Power) SOURCEE MENU/CONTENT Standby mode Your TV enters Standby mode when you turn it off and continues to consume a small amount of electric power. To be safe and to decrease power consumption, do not leave your TV in standby mode for long periods of time (when you are away on a holiday, for example).
  • Page 7: Remote Control Buttons

    Turns the TV on and off. Press to directly access channels. Press to select additional digital channels (digital) being broadcasted by the same station. For example, to select channel “54-3”, press “54”, then press “–” and “3”. Adjusts the volume. Brings up the OSD.
  • Page 8: Connecting To An Antenna Or Cable Connection

    Connecting to an Antenna or Cable Connection When the TV is initially powered on, basic settings proceed automatically. ✎ Connecting the power cord and an antenna or cable connection. ✎ The PDP device may interfere with an amateur radio or AM radio. ✎...
  • 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 player, Blu-ray player, HD cable box, HD STB (Set-Top-Box) satellite receiver. Red White ✎...
  • Page 10: Connecting To An Audio Device

    Using an Optical (Digital) Cable Connection Available devices: Digital Audio System, Amplifier, DVD home theater ✎ DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) When you connect a Digital Audio System to the of both the TV and the system. 5.1 CH (channel) audio is available when you connect the TV to an external device supporting 5.1 CH. When the receiver (amplifier or DVD home theater) is set to on, you can hear sound output from the TV’s optical jack.
  • Page 11: Connecting To A Pc

    Using an HDMI/DVI Cable ✎ Your PC may not support an HDMI connection. Display Modes (HDMI/DVI Input) Optimal resolution y PN43D430, PN43D440, PN43D450: 1024 X 768 @ 60Hz / PN51D430, PN51D440, PN51D450: 1360 X 768 @ 60Hz Horizontal Mode Resolution Frequency (KHz) 640 x 350...
  • 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 player / Blu-ray player / cable box / STB satellite receiver. MENUm → Input → Source List → ENTERE ■ TV / AV / Component1 / Component2 / HDMI1/DVI / HDMI2 ✎...
  • Page 13: Channel Menu

    Channel Menu Seeing Channels ¦ Channel List The Channel List contains the channels your TV displays (added channels) when you press the Channel button on your remote. On the Channel List, you can view Added Channels, channel information, and Favorites, and manage channels.
  • 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

    ■ Cancel Schedules: Cancel a show you have reserved to watch. ✎ This deletes the highlighted or selected program(s). ■ 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.
  • Page 16: Picture Options

    ■ Color Space (Auto / Native): Adjust the range of colors available to create the image. ■ White Balance: Adjust the color temperature for a more natural picture. R-Offset / G-Offset / B-Offset: Adjust each color’s (red, green, blue) darkness. R-Gain / G-Gain / B-Gain: Adjust each color’s (red, green, blue) brightness.
  • Page 17: Sound Menu

    ■ HDMI Black Level (Normal / Low): Lets you select the black level on the screen to adjust the screen depth. ✎ Available only in HDMI mode. ■ Film Mode (Off / Auto): Sets the TV so that it senses automatically and then process film signals from all sources and adjusts the picture for optimum quality.
  • Page 18: Setup Menu

    Preferred Language (digital channels only) Use the up and down arrow keys to select a language, and then press ENTER. Digital-TV broadcasts can simultaneously transmit many audio tracks (for example, simultaneous translations of the program into foreign languages). ✎ You can only select a language from among the being broadcasted.
  • Page 19: Using The Sleep Timer

    Using the Sleep Timer ¦ MENUm → Setup → Time → Sleep Timer → ENTERE ■ Sleep Timer: Automatically shuts off the TV after a preset period of time. (30, 60, 90, 120, 150 and 180 minutes). ✎ To cancel the Sleep Timer, select Off.
  • Page 20 MPAA Rating: You can block movies depending on their MPAA rating. The Motion Picture Association of America(MPAA) has implemented a rating system that provides parents or guardians with advanced information on which films are appropriate for children. – G: General audience (no restrictions). / PG: Parental guidance suggested.
  • Page 21: Economical Solutions

    Economical Solutions ¦ MENUm → Setup → ENTERE The Eco Function can be used to enhance your power savings. Energy Saving (Off / Low / Medium / High) This adjusts the brightness of the TV in order to reduce power consumption. Until the screen turns on again, a distorted picture will be displayed for about 4 seconds.
  • Page 22: Support Menu

    Yes: Select Yes if you can hear sound from only from one speaker or from neither speaker during the sound test, select Yes. There may be a problem with the TV. Contact Samsung’s Call Center for assistance (1-800-SAMSUNG). No: Select No if you can hear sound from the speakers, select No.
  • Page 23: 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 Compatibility problem.
  • Page 24 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. MSC supports MP3 and JPEG files, and the PTP device supports JPEG files only.
  • Page 25 Music Using the MP3 List Folder icon Photo Music list icon 307.2MB/973.7MB Move to the previous folder stage icon ✎ The selected file is displayed on the top with its playing time. Photo Music 1. To select all files or a file, press the INFO menus.
  • 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

    ✎ NOTE You must connect an Anynet+ device using an HDMI cable. Some HDMI cables may not support Anynet+ functions. Anynet+ works when the AV device supporting Anynet+ is in the standby or on status. Anynet+ supports up to 12 AV devices in total. Note that you can connect up to 3 devices of the same type. However, you can connect only one Home Theater.
  • Page 28: Switching Between Anynet+ Devices

    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 29: 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 30: 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 31: Securing The Installation Space

    TV caused by 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 32: 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 33: Troubleshooting

    • Try making sure you have connected to the correct jacks. Screen Brightness If you find that the colors on your Samsung TV are correct but just a little too dark or bright, there are some settings you should check before calling for a repair.
  • Page 34 Issues Poor picture The TV image does not look as good as it did in the store. The picture is distorted: macro block error, small block, dots, pixelization. Color is wrong or missing. There is poor color or brightness. There is a dotted line on the edge of the screen.
  • Page 35: Storage And Maintenance

    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 on, refer to “Remote control does not work”...
  • Page 36: Y 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. • Check the supported resolution of the TV, and adjust the external device’s output resolution accordingly. Refer to the resolution settings on page 11 of this manual.
  • Page 37: Dimensions

    In the case of using open source software, Open Source Licenses are available on the product menu. Open source used in this product can be found on the following webpage ( ) Open source License Notice is written only English.
  • Page 38: Index

    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. © 2011 Samsung Electronics America, Inc English Dimensions 39.8...
  • Page 39 Antenna Anynet+ 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, 27 Dynamic Dynamic Contrast Eco Sensor Edit Name Editing Channels Energy Saving...
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