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Thank you for purchasing this Samsung product.
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  • Page 1 SUPPORT Thank you for purchasing this Samsung product. To receive more complete service, please register your product at Model _____________ Serial No. _____________ ✎ If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) for assistance.
  • 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 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) Accessories and Cables ✎...
  • Page 4 ✎ 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: (M4 X L12) Stand x 1 Guide Stand x 1 Screws x 8 Follow the steps below to connect the TV to the stand. For more detailed instructions, see the separate stand installation guide. Top View x4 (M4 X L12) Front ATTENTION...
  • Page 6 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 NOTE 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 VHF/UHF Antenna Antenna Cable (Not Supplied) Cable ANT OUT 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 connections, you do not need to connect the ANT IN jack to an antenna or a cable connection.
  • Page 9 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. Device HDMI Cable (Not Supplied) HDMI OUT...
  • 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. Blue Green White Yellow Red White Component Cable Audio Cable Audio Cable Video Cable (Not Supplied) (Not Supplied) (Not Supplied)
  • Page 11 Connecting to Audio Devices Using an Optical (Digital) Cable Connection Use with Digital Audio Systems, Amplifiers, and Home Theaters. Digital Audio System OPTICAL Optical Cable (Not Supplied) ✎ DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) When you connect a Digital Audio System to the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) jack, decrease the volume of both the TV and the system.
  • Page 12 Connecting to a PC Using an HDMI cable or an HDMI to DVI cable ✎ Your PC may not support an HDMI connection. ✎ Use your PC speakers for audio. HDMI Cable (Not Supplied) HDMI OUT HDMI to DVI Cable (Not Supplied) DVI OUT AUDIO OUT Audio Cable (Not Supplied)
  • Page 13 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: TV Rear Panel The Modem Port on the Wall External Modem (ADSL / VDSL / Cable TV) Modem Cable (Not Supplied) LAN Cable (Not Supplied) The Modem 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.
  • 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 by visually impaired persons.
  • Page 17 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 button to turn on the TV.
  • Page 18 Wireless Network 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: When Network Settings is complete, your TV will check for a new Update the software software version automatically. If new software is available, the TV to the latest version downloads and installs the new software. When the download is ✎...
  • Page 20 Auto Program (3): Channel memorization stars. Channel memorization can take up to 45 Channel minutes, depending on your cable system. memorization For more information, refer to Auto Program (Channel Menu Memorizing Channels) in the e-Manual. ✎ Select Stop at any time to halt the memorization process. Clock: Set the Clock Select Auto or Manual, and then select Next.
  • Page 21 Changing the Input Source Source Source ™ When you are watching TV and you want to watch a movie on your DVD player or Blu-ray SOURCE player or switch to your cable box or STB satellite receiver, you need to change the Source. ■...
  • Page 22 How to Navigate Menus 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.
  • 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. Function menu Down (Front) Remote control sensor...
  • Page 24 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 button on your remote.
  • 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.
  • 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 You can fi nd instructions for your TV’s features in the e-Manual. To open the e-Manual, SUPPORT press the SUPPORT button on your remote. 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 Y jack on the TV. Screen Brightness 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...
  • Page 30 Issues Solutions and Explanations Unwanted Powering Off 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 Licenses 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 and screen carefully using the cloth provided or a soft cloth to prevent scratches.
  • Page 33 Securing the TV to the Wall Caution: Pulling, pushing, or climbing on the TV may cause the TV to fall. In particular, ensure your children do not hang over or destabilize the TV. Doing so may cause the TV to tip over, causing serious injuries or death.
  • 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 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 English - 35...
  • 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. Horizontal Frequency Vertical Frequency Pixel Clock Frequency Sync Polarity Mode Resolution...
  • Page 37 Video Codec File Extension Container Video Codec Resolution Frame rate (fps) Bit rate (Mbps) Audio Codec *.avi DIVX 3.11/4.x/5.x/6.1 *.mkv *.asf MPEG4 SP/ASP 1920 x 1080 *.wmv LPCM H.264 BP/MP/HP *.mp4 ADMPCM(IMA, *.3gp Motion JPEG 640 x 480 *.vro *.mpg HE-AAC Window Media Video v9 6 –...
  • 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 English - 38...
  • Page 39 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...

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  • Laura Oct 12, 2015 05:34:
    Model Samsung Series 550, PN50A550

    ​How can I clean the screen, I have the cloth but it still seems
    not clean?

    Th​ank you