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Thank you for purchasing this Samsung product.
To receive more complete service, please register
your product at
www.samsung.com/register
Model _____________ Serial No. _____________
✎ If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) for assistance.

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  • Page 1 Plasma TV user manual Thank you for purchasing this Samsung product. To receive more complete service, please register your product at www.samsung.com/register Model _____________ Serial No. _____________ ✎ If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) for assistance.
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions Warning! Important Safety Instructions CAUTION This symbol indicates that high voltage is present inside. It is dangerous to make any kind RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN of contact with any internal part of this product. CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO This symbol indicates that important literature NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Warranty Information 15 Updating the e-Manual Regulatory Compliance Statements (For 3D Active Glasses) Network onfiguration SAMSUNG BRAND PRODUCTS Connecting to a Network 33 LIMITED WARRANTY TO 16 Network Connection - Wireless ORIGINAL PURCHASER 16 Wireless Network Precautions 16 Network Security Protocols...
  • Page 4 Twitter. You can also make video calls to friends by the TV camera. Apps: Samsung Apps offers an extensive collection of free and paid news, sports, weather, and gaming content you can directly download to and enjoy on your TV.
  • Page 5: Using The Smart Touch Control

    Using the Smart Touch Control Use Voice Recognition function with the microphone embedded in remote Turn on and off the satellite or cable control. set-top box connected to the TV. ✎ The Voice Recognition function For this, the Smart Touch Control must can be affected by unclear be configured as a universal remote control.
  • Page 6: Connecting To The Tv

    In order to operate the TV using a Smart Touch Control, you must fi rst pair it to the TV via Bluetooth. However, the Smart Touch Control is only available for the paired Samsung TV. 1. To turn on the TV, point the Smart Touch Control at the remote control receiver of the TV and press the button.
  • Page 7: Low Battery Power Warning

    Reconnecting the Smart Touch Control If you need to reestablish the connection between the TV and the Smart Touch Control, press the pairing button at the back of the Smart Touch Control, pointing at the remote control sensor of the TV. <The Smart Touch Control's pairing button>...
  • Page 8: Using The Touch Pad

    Schedule Viewing setting. Refer to e-Manual > SMART TV Features > On TV for more information. Select an application to launch. Samsung Apps will launch if the selected application is not installed on the TV. Refer to e-Manual > SMART TV Features > Apps > Samsung Apps for more information.
  • Page 9: Using The Virtual Remote Control

    Using the Virtual Remote Control Press the MORE button to display the virtual remote panel on the TV screen. The virtual remote panel consists of the number panel, a playback control panel, and the quick access panel. Use the touch pad to highlight and select icons, numbers, and buttons on the panels.
  • Page 10: Turning On The Tv

    Turning on the TV Turn on the TV using the button on the Smart Touch Control or TV panel. ✎ The first time you turn on your TV, it will immediately start the initial setup. ✎ The product color and shape may vary depending on the model. ✎...
  • Page 11: Built-in Tv Camera And Microphone

    Built-in TV Camera and Microphone This TV features a built-in TV camera and microphone that you can use for the Motion Control, Voice Recognition, and Face Recognition features. You can also use the camera's angle adjustment knob to change the camera's viewing angle. From the Top From Behind Microphone...
  • Page 12: Switching Between Video Sources

    Switching Between Video Sources Press the SOURCE button to switch between devices connected to the TV. For example, to switch to a game console connected to the second HDMI connector, press the SOURCE button. From the Source list, select HDMI2. The connector names may vary depending on the product. Select Tools at the upper-right corner of the source screen to access the following functions.
  • Page 13: Universal Remote Control Setup

    Universal Remote Control Setup This TV has a universal remote control feature that lets you control cable boxes, Blu-ray players, home theaters, and other third-party external devices connected to the TV using the TV's remote control. 2 inches Keep a distance of 2 inches at least between the IR Extender and the external device, as the illustration shows.
  • Page 14: Viewing The E-manual

    In the e-Manual, words in blue refer to screen menu options and words in light blue refer to remote control buttons. ✎ A printable version of this guide is also available at www.samsung.com/support. Scrolling a Page To scroll a page, use of one of the following methods: Place the focus on the button at the right edge of the screen, and then press the touch pad.
  • Page 15: Searching Pages

    Searching Pages Select the button or select on the top right of the screen, and enter search criteria. Select a page from the list of search results to display it. Closing the e-Manual To close the e-Manual, press hold the RETURN button or select at the upper-right corner of the...
  • Page 16: Connecting To A Network

    Authentication Modes: WEP, WPAPSK, WPA2PSK Encryption Types: WEP, TKIP, AES In compliance with the newest Wi-Fi certification specifications, Samsung TVs do not support WEP or TKIP security encryption in networks running in the 802.11n mode. If the wireless router supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), you can connect the TV to your network using PBC (Push Button Configuration) or a PIN (Personal Identification Number).
  • Page 17: Network Connection - Wired

    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 below: TV Rear Panel The Modem Port on the Wall External Modem (ADSL / VDSL / Cable TV) Modem Cable (Not Supplied) LAN Cable (Not Supplied) TV Rear Panel...
  • Page 18: 3d Active Glasses

    What is Pairing? Pairing is the process of connecting 3D glasses and a 3D TV so that the two devices can exchange data. ✎ Ensure your Samsung TV and 3D glasses are no farther than 19.5 in (50 cm) apart from each other while pairing is in progress. English - 18...
  • Page 19 − If you want to play 3D content on another Samsung 3D TV model that belongs to the D, E, or F series released in 2011 through 2013. You must pair the glasses with the other TV.
  • Page 20: Watching 3d Video

    Watching 3D Video Some 3D modes may not be available depending on the format of the image source. To watch in 3D, you must wear 3D Active Glasses and turn the glasses on by pressing the power button. 1. Go to the 3D screen. (Picture > 3D) 2.
  • Page 21: What Is Remote Support

    What is Remote Support? Samsung Remote Support service offers you one-on-one support with a Samsung Technician who can remotely: Diagnose your TV Adjust the TV settings for you Perform a factory reset on your TV Install recommended firmware updates How Does it Work? Having a Samsung Tech remotely service your TV is easy.
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    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 first. Navigate to Picture and adjust Cell Light, Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness, Color, Tint (G/R) and other picture quality adjustment settings.
  • Page 23: Mounting The Tv On The Wall Using

    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 24 Samsung is not liable for these kinds of accidents. Samsung is not liable for product damage or personal injury when a non-VESA or non-specified wall mount is used or the consumer fails to follow the product installation instructions.
  • Page 25: Assembling The Cable Clip

    Assembling the Cable clip Eco Sensor and Screen Brightness Eco Sensor measures the light in your room and optimizes the brightness of the TV automatically to reduce power consumption. This causes the TV to brighten and dim automatically. If you want to turn this function off, go to Menu >...
  • Page 26: Maintenance

    ✎ 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 27: Securing The Tv To The Wall

    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 on or destabilize the TV. Doing so may cause the TV to tip over, causing serious injuries or death.
  • Page 28: Specifications

    Dispose unwanted electronics through an approved recycler. To find the nearest recycling location, go to our website: www.samsung.com/recyclingdirect or call, (877) 278 - 0799 Standby mode To decrease power consumption, unplug the power cord when you don't intend to use the TV for a long time.
  • Page 29: Dimensions

    NOTE: All drawings are not necessarily to scale. Some dimensions are subject to change without prior notice. Refer to the dimensions before installing your TV. Not responsible for typographical or printed errors. © 2013 Samsung Electronics America, Inc Licenses English - 29...
  • Page 30: Warranty Information

    Uneven PDP aging as a result of format selection and For product available in the USA/Canada market, only channel 1~11 can use, as well as burned in images, are not covered by your Samsung be operated. Selection of other channels is not possible.
  • Page 31: User Instructions

    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 32: Regulatory Compliance Statements

    Regulatory Compliance Statements (For 3D Active Glasses) FCC COMPLIANCE Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement 1. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. 2. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 33: Samsung Brand Products

    SAMSUNG or SAMSUNG's authorized service center. CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE, MISUSE OR SAMSUNG will repair or replace this product, at our option and at no INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL charge as stipulated herein, with new or reconditioned parts or products if THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF SAMSUNG HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
  • Page 34 Contact SAMSUNG WORLD WIDE If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care center. Country Customer Care Web Site Address Center CANADA 1-800-SAMSUNG www.samsung.com/ca (English) Samsung Electronics Canada Inc., Customer (726-7864) Service 55 Standish Court Mississauga, www.samsung.com/ca_fr (French)
  • Page 35 Welcome to your new Smart TV! QUICK START The following instructions cover assembling, connecting, and setting up your new TV. Make sure you have the accessories listed below. GUIDE Included in this box Remote Control Stand Parts and Cables BN68-05038A-02 Insert the Power on and Attach the TV to...
  • Page 36 In the United States of America, call us at After you have finished the initial setup, you can configure the universal remote control settings. 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) or visit us at www. These settings let the Smart Touch remote control external devices connected to the TV, such as a samsung.com/spsn for support and warranty service.

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