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Samsung Plasma TV User Manual

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Figures and illustrations in this User Manual are provided for reference
only and may differ from actual product appearance. Product design and
specifications may be changed without notice.
Important Warranty Information Regarding
Television Format Viewing
See the warranty card for more information on warranty terms.
Wide screen format PDP Displays (with 16:9 aspect ratios, the ratio of the screen width
to height) are primarily designed to view wide screen format full-motion video. The images
displayed on them should primarily be in the wide screen 16:9 ratio format, or expanded to fill
the screen if your model offers this feature, with the images constantly in motion. Displaying
stationary graphics and images on the screen, such as the dark sidebars on non-expanded
standard format television video and programming, should be limited to no more than 5% of the
total television viewing per week.
Additionally, viewing other stationary images and text such as stock market crawls, video
game displays, station logos, web sites or computer graphics and patterns, should be limited
as described above for all televisions. Displaying stationary images for more than 5% of total
viewing time can cause uneven aging of your PDP display and leave subtle, but permanent
burned-in ghost images in the PDP picture. To avoid this, vary the programming and images,
and primarily display full screen moving images, not stationary patterns or dark bars. On PDP
models that offer picture sizing features, use these controls to view different formats as a full
screen picture.
Be careful in the selection of television formats you use for viewing and the amount of time you
view them. Uneven PDP aging as a result of format selection and use, as well as burned in
images, are not covered by your Samsung limited warranty.
Subject to the requirements, conditions, exclusions and limitations of the original Limited
Warranty supplied with Samsung Electronics (SAMSUNG) products, and the requirements,
conditions, exclusions and limitations contained herein, 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.
The above described warranty repairs must be performed by a SAMSUNG Authorized Service
Center. Along with this Statement, the Original Limited Warranty Statement and a dated Bill of
Sale as Proof of Purchase must be presented to the Service Center. Transportation to and from
the Service Center is the responsibility of the purchaser. Conditions covered are limited only to
manufacturing defects in material or workmanship, and only those encountered in normal use
of the product.
Excluded, but not limited to, are any originally specified provisions for, in-home or on-site
services, minimum or maximum repair times, exchanges or replacements, accessories, options,
upgrades, or consumables.
For the location of a SAMSUNG Authorized Service Center, please call toll-free:
– In the United States : 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864)
– In Canada : 1-800-SAMSUNG

Securing the Installation Space

Keep the required distances between the product and other objects (e.g. walls) to ensure
proper ventilation.
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.
The appearance may differ depending on the product.
Be careful when you contact the TV because some parts can be somewhat hot.
Installation with a stand.
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Installation with a wall-mount.

Important User Information

• Screen Image retention
Do not display a still image (such as that from a video game) on the plasma display panel for
more than a few minutes. Still images can cause screen image retention (burn in). To avoid
such image retention, reduce the degree of brightness and contrast of the screen when
displaying a still image.
• Heat on the top of the Plasma TV
The top side of the TV may become hot after long periods of use as heat dissipates from
the panel through the vent hole in the upper part of the TV. This is normal and does not
indicate any defect or operational failure of unit.
However, children should be prevented from touching the upper part of the TV.
• The TV is making a 'cracking' noise.
• Cell Defects
The PDP uses a panel consisting of 2,360,000(HD-level) to 6,221,000(FHD-level) pixels
which require sophisticated technology to produce. However, there may be a few bright
or dark pixels on the screen. These pixels will have no impact on the performance of the
• Avoid operating the TV at temperatures below 41°F (5°C)
• A still image displayed too long may cause permanent damage to the PDP Panel.
Watching the Plasma TV in 4:3 format for a long period of time may leave
traces of the borders on the left, right, top, or bottom of the screen.
Playing a DVD or a game console may have a similar effect. Damage
caused by the above effect is not covered by the warranty.
• After-images on the Screen.
The PDP uses a panel consisting of 2,360,000(HD-level) to 6,221,000(FHD-level)
pixels which require sophisticated technology to produce. However, there may be
a few bright or dark pixels on the screen. These pixels will have no impact on the
performance of the product.
• Warranty
Warranty does not cover any damage caused by image retention.
Burn-in is not covered by the warranty.
• Caution
The glass screen of your PDP TV can break if you accidently drop the TV. Handle
the TV with care. When moving the TV, always have two or more people pick it
up and carry it as a safety precaution. Do not lay the TV flat on its face or back.
(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. Use care when installing the
TV. Avoid placing the TV in a location where it may be struck, exposed to sharp impacts, or
fall. Panel breakage caused by a fall or impact strike is not covered under the manufacturer's
If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the
SAMSUNG customer care center.
Customer Care
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Samsung Electronics
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America, Inc.
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85 Challenger Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5R
Ridgefield Park, NJ
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Summary of Contents for Samsung Plasma TV

  • Page 1: User Manual

    On PDP Watching the Plasma TV in 4:3 format for a long period of time may leave models that offer picture sizing features, use these controls to view different formats as a full traces of the borders on the left, right, top, or bottom of the screen.
  • Page 2: Getting Started

    ✎ Exits the menu when pressing the controller more than 1 second. Getting Started ✎ When selecting the function by moving the controller to the up/down/left/ right directions, be sure not to press the controller. If you press it first, you Accessories cannot operate it to move the up/down/left/right directions.
  • Page 3: Changing The Input Source

    Connections • For better picture and audio quality, connect to a digital device using an • For HDMI/DVI cable connection, you must use the HDMI IN 1(DVI) jack. HDMI cable. • Connecting through the HDMI cable may not be supported depending on the •...
  • Page 4: Remote Control

    Remote Control ✎ This remote control has Braille points on the Power, Channel, and Volume buttons and can be used by visually impaired persons. Displays and selects the available video sources. Turns the TV on and off. Turns the remote control light on or off. When on, the buttons become illuminated for a moment when pressed.
  • Page 5: Channel Menu

    ❑ Other Features Channel Menu Clear Scrambled Channel ❑ Seeing Channels This function filters out scrambled channels after Auto Program is completed. This process may take up to 20~30 minutes. Channel List ✎ Press the ENTERE button to stop the Clear Scrambled Channel. Add, delete or set Favorite channels and use the program guide for ✎...
  • Page 6: Picture Menu

    (available in Standard / Movie mode) Your TV also has the following additional screen burn protection functions: Compared to previous models, new Samsung TVs have a more precise Pixel Shift (Off / On) : Using this function, you can set the TV to move picture.
  • Page 7: Sound Menu

    Speaker Select Sound Menu ■ Speaker Select (External Speaker / TV Speaker) ■ If you are listening to the sound track of a broadcast or movie through Mode t an external receiver, you may hear a sound echo caused by the difference in decoding speed between the TV’s speakers and the ■...
  • Page 8: Program Rating Lock

    ■ Digital Caption Options: (digital channels only) ■ ❑ Other Features Size: Options include Default, Small, Standard and Large. The default is Standard. Program Rating Lock Font Style: Options include Default and Styles 0 to 7. The default is Style 0. The Program Rating Lock feature automatically locks out programs Foreground Color: Options include Default, White, Black, Red, that are deemed inappropriate for children.
  • Page 9: Support Menu

    ■ Picture Test: Use to check for picture problems. If the problem continues to ■ to prevent them from damage or loss of data. SAMSUNG is not occur, check the color pattern. responsible for any data file damage or data loss.
  • Page 10: Other Restrictions

    Other Restrictions During video playback, you can search using the ◄ and ► button. ✎ In this mode, you can play movie clips contained in a game, but you y Video content will not play, or not play correctly, if there is an error in the cannot play the game itself.
  • Page 11: Other Information

    Do not fasten the screws too firmly. This may damage the product or ■ Playing the video/music/photo file group ■ cause the product to fall, leading to personal injury. Samsung is not 1. While a file list is displayed, move to any file in desired group. liable for these kinds of accidents.
  • Page 12: Troubleshooting

    TV. Troubleshooting If the TV seems to have a problem, first review this list of possible problems and solution. If none of these troubleshooting tips apply, visit samsung. com, then click on Support, or call Samsung customer service at 1-800-SAMSUNG.
  • Page 13 Before Turn on check red light on the right or left bottom of your TV. Press power on button on TV or remote and it will blink about 5 times before turning on. If you find that you are having trouble powering on your Samsung television, there are a number of things to check before making a call to the service department.
  • Page 14 • If the humming sound is loud, you may have set the brightness on the TV too high. Try setting the brightness lower. • You can also have loud humming if the back of your Plasma TV is too close to a wall or other hard surface. Also, try rerouting your connection cables.
  • Page 15: Storage And Maintenance

    Some functions and pictures shown in this manual are available on specific models only. ✎ You can keep your TV as optimum condition to upgrade the latest firmware on web site ( → Support → Downloads) by USB. Storage and Maintenance ✎...
  • Page 16: 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: recyclingdirect or call, (877) 278-0799. ■ JACK PANEL DETAIL / REAR VIEW ■...

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