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Thank you for purchasing this Samsung product.
To receive more complete service, please register
your product at
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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 SUPPORT 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 Warranty Information Regarding Television Format Viewing

    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 Important Warranty Information The Evolution Kit Slot (Kit Sold Separately) ..34 Regarding Television Format Viewing ....2 Connecting to a Network ......35 User Instructions ..........2 Configuring Network Connections ....37 Contents ............3 The Smart Touch Control ......39 List of Features ..........
  • Page 4: 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 48) SMART Interaction: Using this function, you can access and control menu options and functions using speech or motions.
  • Page 5: Accessories And Cables

    Accessories and Cables ✎ Please make sure the following items are included with your TV. If any items are missing, contact your dealer. ✎ The items’ colors and shapes may vary depending on the model. ✎ Make sure that there are no accessories hidden behind or under packing materials after you open the box.
  • Page 6 ✎ Make sure you have the correct cable before plugging it in. Illustrations of common plugs and jacks are below. Cable Plugs Ports / Jacks HDMI Optical Do not plug cables in upside down. Be sure to check the orientation of the plug before plugging it in. Warning Wireless Keyboard (Sold Separately) Wireless Keyboard...
  • Page 7: Installing The Stand

    Installing the Stand Stand Parts: 51 inches model only (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.
  • Page 8 Stand Parts: 60, 64 inches model only x 4 (M4 X L10) x 4 (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.
  • Page 9: 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 10 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. Do not mount the TV at more than a 15 degree tilt.
  • Page 11: 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 12: Using The Tv's Controller (panel Key)

    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. Camera Function menu Remote control sensor...
  • Page 13: Connecting The Power Cord And The Antenna Or Cable Connection

    Selecting the MENU (m) With the Function menu visible, select the MENU (m) by moving the Controller to the left. The OSD (On Screen Display) Menu appears. Select an option by moving the Controller to the right. Move the Controller to the right or left, or backwards and forwards to make additional selections.
  • Page 14: The Standard Remote Control

    The Standard Remote Control 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 15 Installing batteries (Battery size: AAA) Match the polarity of the batteries to the symbols in the battery compartment. ✎ Your TV also comes with a Smart Touch Control. For information about the Smart Touch Control, see page 39. ✎ NOTE Install the batteries so that the polarity of the batteries (+/-) matches the illustration in the battery compartment.
  • Page 16: How To Navigate Menus

    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 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 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 Clock: Set the Select Auto or Manual, and then select Next. Clock. ✎ If you selected No, I don’t need to. in 5 - Auto Program (1), you can only set the current time and date manually, using your remote. Auto If you selected Auto, the TV will automatically download the correct time from a digital channel.
  • Page 21: 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. Device Device HDMI Cable (Not Supplied)
  • Page 22 This product supports the Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) function via an HDMI-MHL cable. Note that the MHL function is supported by the HDMI IN 3 (MHL) port only. The MHL function lets you display a mobile device's screen via the HDMI IN 3 (MHL) port on the TV.
  • Page 23: Connecting To Audio Devices

    Connecting to Audio Devices Using an Optical (Digital) Cable Connection Use with Digital Audio Systems, Amplifiers, and Home Theaters. Digital Audio System Optical Cable (Not Supplied) OPTICAL ✎ 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 24: Connecting To A Pc

    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 25: Changing The Input Source

    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 player or switch to your cable box or STB satellite receiver, you need to change the Source. ■...
  • Page 26: 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 button on your remote.
  • Page 27: Smart Interaction

    Enable or disable the voice recognition function. Lets you access and control menu options and functions by speaking letters or words. ✎ For accurate voice recognition, refer to the Standard Voice Command list at the Samsung web site (www.samsung.com support Manuals &...
  • Page 28 − Using the VOICE˜ button on your remote. (Close Proximity Recognition) ✎ When you use the TV's microphone, the words may not be recognized because of ambient noise. If this occurs, try using the VOICE˜ button on your remote. The TV will be able to recognize a voice command more easily.
  • Page 29 ■ Voice Control Environment Test You can test the amount of ambient noise level detected by the TV microphone. − Noise Test: This test checks the amount of ambient noise detected by the TV microphone. Too much ambient noise will prevent Voice Command from functioning. To run, select Next using your remote.
  • Page 30: Motion Control

    Motion Control Menu System Voice and Motion Control Motion Control Enable or disable the Motion Control function. Lets you control your TV by moving the TV cursor using specific motions. ✎ Motion Control function can be affected recognition by motion posture, or ambient brightness conditions.
  • Page 31 Controlling the TV with your hands using motions ■ Access Motion Control − Action: Spread your hand in the direction of the camera, and shake it three or four times from a side to side. ■ Pointing Navigation Moves the cursor to the position you want. −...
  • Page 32: Face Recognition

    To register your face in your Samsung account, follow these steps: ✎ To use this function, you must log into Smart Hub. If you don't have a Samsung Account, you should create one before using this function. To create your Samsung Account, refer to “Creating an Account”...
  • Page 33 If the TV recognizes two or more registered faces, the Samsung account list appears. Select your account to log in. ✎ If your face is unregistered, you can register your face in your Samsung account. Follow steps 4 through 5 in the “To register your face to your Samsung account:” procedure above. ✎...
  • Page 34: The Evolution Kit Slot (kit Sold Separately)

    The Evolution Kit Slot (Kit Sold Separately) This socket is designed to accept an extension device called the Evolution Kit. The Evolution Kit enables the TV to run a variety of the latest applications for a better user experience. The Evolution Kit, which may not be available depending on the product, will be sold separately in 2013 or later.
  • Page 35: Connecting To A Network

    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 36 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) TV Rear Panel...
  • Page 37: Configuring Network Connections

    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 38 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 39: The Smart Touch Control

    The Smart Touch Control Improved user convenience has been provided so that you can switch the channel and adjust the volume with just your fingertips while focusing on the TV screen. In addition, the built-in Touch Pad removes the need for a mouse when you change the menu settings and search for something on the Internet. ✎...
  • Page 40 Installing batteries (Battery size : AA) 1. Press the back of the remote at the very bottom with both thumbs, and then slide the battery cover up in the direction of the arrow. 2. Install two batteries so that the polarity of the batteries (+/-) matches the illustration in the battery compartment.
  • Page 41 Using the Touch Pad To display the shortcut functions list on the bottom of the screen, press the button at the bottom of the ‹ Touch Pad. This list includes Menu, Source, Ch List, 3D, Support, and a number of other functions. To display the color and playing control functions on the top of the screen, press the button on the top of the Touch Pad.
  • Page 42 Open the color, playing control and exit buttons.: To display the color, exit and play control buttons at the top of the screen, press the button at the top of the Touch Pad. e: Close all menus shown on the screen. Open the shortcut functions screen.: Press the button in the bottom ‹...
  • Page 43: The Ir Blaster

    The IR Blaster When you connect an IR Blaster with your TV, you can control connected external devices with your TV using the Smart Touch Control. ✎ If you control an external device by using the Smart Touch Control, the IR Blaster sends an IR signal into a corresponding external device.
  • Page 44 IR Blaster Pairing 1. When you turn the IR Blaster on, the LED blinks. 2. Briefly point the IR Blaster toward the IR sensor of the TV and press the PAIRING button at the bottom. 3. The connection icons appear on the bottom left of the screen, and the TV connects to IR Blaster automatically.
  • Page 45: Setting Up The Universal Remote Control

    Setting up the Universal Remote Control Lets you control a Set-Top-Box (STB) or a BD player or both connected to the TV using your Smart Touch Control. After you connect the device to the TV, the Smart Touch Control can control the navigation, number, and other keys needed to operate and control the device.
  • Page 46 7. When all the settings are complete, select the Universal Remote setup complete. Complete button and press the Touch Pad. Complete Complete Congratulations! Your Set-top box-Samsung connected via Component is now ready to use. Previous Now you can use Watch Set up another...
  • Page 47: Using The Search For Recommended Model Code

    Using the Search for Recommended Model Code 1. In the Search Model step in the integrated What is the model number of your Set-top box? remote control setup, select the Recommended model and press the Touch Pad. Search Model Recommended Previous If you can't find your Next...
  • Page 48: 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, press the SUPPORT button on your standard remote or select Support using the Smart Touch Control. You can also access it through the menu: Menu Support e-Manual...
  • Page 49 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, select Support using your remote.
  • Page 50: Troubleshooting

    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 51 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 52 ✎ 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 (samsung.com Support Downloads).
  • Page 53: Licenses

    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 54 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 55 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 56: Specifications - Smart Touch Control

    Specifications - Smart Touch Control Model Name RMCTPE1 Power Source Battery (AA x 2) To extend the battery life, use of alkaline battery is recommended Compatibility LED TV Above LED E7500 PDP TV E8000 Dimension 2.0 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches (W x H x D) (52.0 x 154.0 x 19.5 mm) Weight...
  • Page 57: 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: www.samsung.com/recyclingdirect or call, (877) 278 - 0799 English - 57...
  • Page 58: Display Resolution

    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 59: Video Codec

    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.x *.mkv MPEG4 SP/ASP *.asf H.264 BP/MP/HP *.wmv *.mp4 Motion JPEG 1920 x 1080 *.mov LPCM Window Media Video v9 6 – 30 *.3gp ADMPCM(IMA, MPEG2...
  • Page 60: Dimensions

    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 - 60...
  • Page 61: Index

    The Smart Touch Control ........39 To Change Display Resolution ..........58 the screen position of the e-Manual ....49 To register your face in your Samsung account ....32 Face recognition ..........32 Trigger Words ............. 28 Troubleshooting ..........50 Howling .............. 28 How to Use Edit Name ........
  • Page 62 Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement 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. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 63 This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B conforme á la norme NMB-003 du Canada. This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
  • Page 64 Contact SAMSUNG WORLDWIDE If you have any questions or comments about your Samsung TV, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care center. Country Web Site Address Customer Care Center CANADA 1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864) www.samsung.com Samsung Electronics Canada Inc., Customer Service 55 Standish Court Mississauga, Ontario L5R 4B2 Canada U.S.A...
  • Page 68 Smart Touch Control Improved user convenience has been provided so that you can switch the channel and adjust the volume with just your fingertips while focusing on the TV screen. In addition, the built-in touch pad removes the need for a mouse when you change the menu settings and search for something on the Internet.
  • Page 69 SMART Interaction (Voice and Motion Control) Using this function, you can access and control menu options and functions using speech or motions. % For more detailed information about Smart Interaction, see “Smart Interaction” in e-Manual or User manual. % The illustration of the manual may vary from the actual shape partially. Voice Control Environment We are recommended using Voice Control...
  • Page 70: Smart Hub

    Your account will be created. Downloading an app from Samsung Apps Samsung Apps is a store from which you can download applications to use on Samsung TV/AV equipment. Press the button on the remote control, and select Samsung Apps...
  • Page 71 To sign in using Face recognition Face recognition Creating new account Skype™ Screen display Adding a contact for Samsung TV To call a contact Receiving History Skype Options Voice and Motion Control * Images and colors can be changed without prior...
  • Page 72: Getting Started With Skype

    The ring bell rings when someone calls to you while you watch the TV or operate the Skype application. To use Skype you need the TV camera. Please buy the TV camera of the SAMSUNG if you don't have the TV a built-in camera.
  • Page 73: To Sign In With An Existing Account

    To sign in with an existing account When running Skype on your TV for the first time, enter your Skype Name Password Create Account. If you can’t login, check the network connection. Welcome to Skype! Press the Sign Skype Name Enter your Welcome to Skype! Sign In...
  • Page 74: To Sign In Using Face Recognition

    To sign in using Face recognition You can Sign in Skype using Face recognition on TV which supports SMART Interaction (Voice and Motion Control). [ In order for Face recognition to function, a thumbnail image of your face will be stored in your TV for logging-in purposes. [ Logging into the Skype using Face recognition does not provide as high a level of security as logging in with an ID and password.
  • Page 75: Face Recognition

    Face recognition Skype Credit : 0 Settings → Account Manager Select Contacts Account Manager → Face recognition. Chat Change password Face recognition History Initialize registered Face Call phones R Return Skype Options Settings Face recognition Face recognition screen appears. • Make sure that your face is in the center of the screen. Make sure that your face is in the center of the screen.
  • Page 76: Creating New Account

    Creating new account Press Create Account Welcome to Skype! Create Skype Name Enter Create a new Skype account and Password. Create Skype Name You'll use this to sign in to Skype. You will give your Skype name to your friends so that Sign In Create Account they can add you to their Skype Contacts.
  • Page 77: Screen Display

    Screen display Your contact list. You can select Skype Credit Video call, Voice call Chat Your Skype Name, online mode. status, mood message and profile picture. 1/1 Pages Skype Credit : 0 Echo / Sound Test Service Select from the menu items Contacts Chat Video Call...
  • Page 78: Adding A Contact

    Adding a contact 1/1 Pages Skype Credit : 0 Echo / Sound Test Service Contacts Video Call Voice Call Chat Chat Press Add a Contact History Call phones Settings Sign Out Add a Contact R Return Select one. 1/1 Pages Skype Credit : 0 Echo / Sound Test Service Echo / Sound Test Service...
  • Page 79: To Call A Contact

    To call a contact Video Call Voice Call. Press 1/1 Pages Skype Credit : 0 Echo / Sound Test Service Contacts Video Call Voice Call Chat Chat History Call phones Settings 1/1 Pages Skype Credit : 0 Echo / Sound Test Service Echo / Sound Test Service Sign Out Contacts...
  • Page 80: Receiving

    Receiving When in a video or voice call. samsung_skype1 Calling... Rejects Call. Video Voice Decline Video Call Voice Call  : Hang up the call. End Call Stop Video: Turns the camera off.  Call Duration 00:03:10 Mic. Vol.: Adjusts the microphone volume. ...
  • Page 81: History

    History Shows the history of calls you've made, listed from most recent to oldest, top to bottom respectively. Each call has an icon next to it. Icons Meaning Pages Incoming call Skype Credit : 0 View Profile Contacts Video Call Outgoing call Send Voicemail Chat...
  • Page 82: Skype Options

    Skype Options Change the each option(s). Skype Credit : 0 Contacts Online State Edit Profile • General settings: Select whether you want Skype to launch automatically Chat Skype Options when you turn on the TV. History Change Picture General settings Start Skype when my TV powers on : •...
  • Page 83: Voice And Motion Control

    Voice and Motion Control You can call or manipulate in Skype using Voice and Motion Control on TV which supports SMART Interaction (Voice and Motion Control). You can't use Voice Control function When in a call. Voice Control function can be affected recognition by difficult to pronounce name such as including special characters or simple letters of the alphabet, numbers.

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