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Samsung PN51E550D1F Quick Manual

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    Contact SAMSUNG WORLDWIDE If you have any questions or comments about your Samsung TV, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care center. Country Customer Care Center Web Site Address 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: List Of Features

    PCs. PCs and cell phones can be accessed wirelessly, through your wireless network. • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): Allows you to control all connected Samsung devices that support Anynet+ with your Samsung TV’s remote. • e-Manual: Provides a detailed, on-screen user's manual that's built into your TV. (page 27) Please make sure the following items are included with your TV.
  • Page 4: Providing Proper Ventilation For Your Tv

    Whether you install your TV using a stand or a wall-mount, we strongly recommend you use parts ✎ provided by Samsung Electronics only. • If you use parts provided by another manufacturer, it may cause difficulties with the product or result in injury caused by the product falling.
  • Page 5: Installing The Stand

    Stand Parts: Stand x 1 Follow the steps below to connect the TV to the stand. For more detailed instructions, see the separate stand installation guide. x4 (M4 X L12) Front Rear Side View [PE550-ZA]BN68-04071A-X0Eng.indb 5 Installing the Stand Guide Stand x 1 Top View ATTENTION ✎...
  • Page 6: Installing The Wall Mount (Optional)

    We recommend you contact a technician for assistance when installing the wall mount bracket. We do not advise you to do it yourself. Samsung Electronics is not responsible for any damage to the product or injury to yourself or others if you elect to install the wall mount on your own.
  • Page 7 ✎ • Standard dimensions for wall mount kits are shown in the table below. • Samsung wall mount kits contain a detailed installation manual and all parts necessary for assembly are provided. • Do not use screws that do not comply with the VESA standard screw specifications.
  • Page 8: Connecting The Power Cord And The Antenna Or Cable Connection

    Connecting the Power Cord and the Antenna or Cable Connection Power Input Plug the power cord into a wall outlet only after you have made all other connections. ✎ If you are connecting your TV to a cable or satellite box using HDMI, Component, or Composite ✎...
  • Page 9: Connecting To Av Devices (Blu-Ray Players, Dvd Players, Etc.)

    Connecting to AV Devices (Blu-ray Players, DVD Players, etc.) Using an HDMI Cable for an HD connection (up to 1080p, HD digital signals) For the best quality HD picture, we recommend using an HDMI connection. Use with DVD players, Blu-ray players, HD cable boxes, and HD Set-Top-Box satellite receivers. HDMI IN 1 (DVI), HDMI IN 2...
  • Page 10 Using a Component Cable (up to 1080p HD signals) or an Audio/Video Cable (480i analog signals only) Use with DVD players, Blu-ray players, cable boxes, STB satellite receivers, VCRs. For better picture quality, we recommend the Component connection over the A/V connection. ✎...
  • Page 11: Connecting To Audio Devices

    Using an Optical (Digital) Cable Connection Use with Digital Audio Systems, Amplifiers, and Home Theaters. DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) ✎ • When you connect a Digital Audio System to the the volume 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 •...
  • Page 12: The Ex-Link Cable Connection

    Using an HDMI cable or an HDMI to DVI cable Your PC may not support an HDMI connection. ✎ Use your PC speakers for audio. ✎ The optimal resolution is 1920 X 1080 @ 60 Hz. See the Display Resolution page for all available resolutions (page 36).
  • Page 13: Network Connection - Wireless

    • Encryption Type: WEP, TKIP, AES If you select Pure High-throughput (Greenfield) 802.11n mode and the Encryption type is set to WEP or TKIP on your AP or wireless router, Samsung TVs will not support a connection in compliance with new Wi-Fi certification specifications.
  • Page 14 Network Connection - Wired There are three main ways to connect your TV to your network using cable, depending on your network setup. They are illustrated starting below: The Modem Port on the Wall Modem Cable (Not Supplied) The Modem Port on the Wall Modem Cable (Not Supplied) The LAN Port on the Wall...
  • Page 15: The Remote Control

    Installing batteries (Battery size: AAA) Match the polarity of the batteries to the symbols in the battery compartment. NOTE ✎ • Install the batteries so that the polarity of the batteries (+/-) matches the illustration in the battery compartment. • Use the remote control within 23 feet of the TV. •...
  • Page 16: The Remote Control Buttons

    Learn where the function buttons are on your remote. Especially note SOURCE, MUTE, VOL, CH, MENU, TOOLS, E, INFO, LIST, RETURN, and EXIT. This remote control has Braille points on the Power, Channel, and Volume buttons and can be used ✎...
  • Page 17: Configuring The Basic Settings In Initial Setup

    Configuring the Basic Settings in Initial Setup When you turn the TV on for the first time, a sequence of screens and on-screen prompts will assist you in configuring the TV’s basic settings. Plug the power cord into a wall outlet, and then press the turn on the TV.
  • Page 18 Wireless Network Wired Network [PE550-ZA]BN68-04071A-X0Eng.indb 18 1. The TV searches for and then displays all the wireless networks within range. When done, it displays a list of the networks. In the list of networks, move the Highlight to select a network, and then select Next.
  • Page 19 Software Upgrade: Update the software to the latest version To update later, ✎ select Skip. Terms of Service Agreement Auto Program (1): Select where your TV signal comes from. Auto Program (2): Select the search options. [PE550-ZA]BN68-04071A-X0Eng.indb 19 When Network Settings is complete, your TV will check for a new software version automatically.
  • Page 20 Auto Program (3): Channel memorization Clock: Set the Clock Select Auto or Manual, and then select Next. Setup Complete If You Want to Rerun Setup... Menu → System → Setup If You Want to Turn the Store Demo Mode On or Off. To set or unset Store Demo mode outside of Setup, press and release the Controller when the power is on.
  • Page 21 Source → Source ™ When you are watching TV and you want to watch a movie on your DVD player or Blu-ray player or switch to your cable box or STB satellite receiver, you need to change the Source. ■ TV / HDMI1/DVI / HDMI2 / HDMI3 / AV / Component 1.
  • Page 22 Your TV’s Main and Tools menus contains functions that let you control the TV’s features. For example, in the Main menu you can change the size and configuration of the picture, its brightness, its contrast and so on. There are also functions that let you control the TV’s sound, channel configuration, energy use, and a host of other features.
  • Page 23: Using The Tv's Controller (Panel Key)

    The TV's Controller, a small joy stick like button on the bottom left side of the TV, lets you control the TV without the remote control. The product color and shape may vary depending on the model. ✎ Down (Front) Left Right TV Controller...
  • Page 24: Using Smart Hub

    PCs. PCs and cell phones can be accessed wirelessly, through your wireless network. Smart Hub also provides an easy-to-use gateway to a host of on-line media and entertainment including apps from the Samsung Apps store, streaming videos and movies, kids sites, and more. To access Smart Hub, press the ✎...
  • Page 25: Configuring Network Connections

    After you have run the initial setup, you can configure or reconfigure the network connections through the TV's menu. Configuring a Wireless Network Connection The instructions below are for networks that use the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to configure network connections automatically. Most wireless networks use DHCP. If you have a Static IP network, see the e-Manual for configuration instructions.
  • Page 26 Configuring a Wired Network Connection Most home networks use the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to configure network connections. Home networks that support DHCP automatically provide the IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS values your TV needs to access the Internet so you don’t have to enter them manually. If you have a Static IP network, see your user’s manual for configuration instructions.
  • Page 27: How To View The E-Manual

    How to view the e-Manual You can fi nd instructions for your TV’s features in the e-Manual. To open the e-Manual, SUPPORT press the SUPPORT You can also access it through the menu: Menu → Support → e-Manual Access the e-Manual To use the e-Manual, follow these steps: 1.
  • Page 28 Using the colored and function buttons with the e-Manual • Scroll bar: Scroll the e-Manual screen up or down. • l / r: Moves to the previous or next chapter. • a Try Now: Move to the OSD menu that corresponds to the topic. To return to the e-Manual screen, press the SUPPORT button on your remote.
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting

    Y jack on the TV. If you find that the colors on your Samsung TV are correct but just a little too dark or bright, try adjusting the following settings in the Picture menu option of the Main menu: •...
  • Page 30 [PE550-ZA]BN68-04071A-X0Eng.indb 30 Solutions and Explanations If your Samsung TV appears to turn off by itself, there may be an issue with either your Timer settings or your Eco friendly No Signal Power Off feature. First make sure Sleep Timer is not accidentally set. The Sleep Timer turns off the TV automatically after a certain period of time has passed.
  • Page 31 Some functions and pictures shown in this manual are available on specific models only. ✎ To keep your TV in optimum condition, upgrade to the latest firmware on the Samsung web site by ✎ USB ( → Support → Downloads).
  • Page 32: Storage And Maintenance

    If a sticker was attached to the TV screen, some debris can remain after you remove the sticker. ✎ Please clean the debris off before watching TV. The exterior and screen of the product can get scratched during cleaning. Be sure to wipe the exterior ✎...
  • Page 33: Securing The Tv To The Wall

    Securing the TV to the Wall The TV-Holder Kit (Sold Separately): The parts below are included in the TV Holder kit. In addition, you need to provide a wood screw, screw and molly, or other screw appropriate for the wall or cabinet you intend to secure the TV-Holder string to. We recommend a size M4xL20 wood screw.
  • Page 34 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 35: Specifications

    Typical power consumption is measured according to Energy Star Program requirements for ✎ Televisions. Dispose unwanted electronics through an approved recycler. To find the nearest recycling location, go to our website: or call, (877) 278 - 0799 [PE550-ZA]BN68-04071A-X0Eng.indb 35 Specifications 1920 x 1080 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)
  • Page 36: Display Resolution

    If you have attached the TV to your PC, you can select one of the standard resolutions listed in the Resolution column. The TV will automatically adjust to the resolution you choose. Mode Resolution 640 x 350 720 x 400 640 x 480 832 x 624 1152 x 870...
  • Page 37: Video Codec

    File Extension Container *.avi *.mkv *.asf *.wmv *.mp4 *.3gp *.vro *.mpg *.mpeg *.ts *.tp *.trp *.m2ts WebM *.mts *.webm *.divx Other Restriction Video content will not play, or not play correctly, if there is an error in the content or the container. ✎...
  • Page 38 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. © 2012 Samsung Electronics America, Inc [PE550-ZA]BN68-04071A-X0Eng.indb 38 Dimensions 15.7...