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  • Page 1 Plasma TV user manual imagine the possibilities Thank you for purchasing this Samsung product. To receive more complete service, please register your product at Model _____________ Serial No. _____________...
  • Page 2 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.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents y Setup Menu ............18 Getting Started Setting the Time y List of Features ............4 Using the Sleep Timer y Accessories .............. 4 Setting the On / Off Timer y Install the Stand ............5 Locking Programs y Viewing the Control Panel ......... 6 Economical Solutions y Viewing the Remote Control ........
  • Page 4: Getting Started

    Getting Started List of Features y Excellent Digital Interface & Networking: With a built-in HD digital tuner, nonsubscription HD broadcasts can be viewed without a cable box / STB (Set-Top-Box) satellite receiver. y SRS TruSurround HD provides a virtual surround system (p 18). y Media Play: Allows you to play music files, pictures saved on a USB device (p.
  • Page 5: Install The Stand

    Install the Stand See separate guide for installing the stand. (M4 X L16) Stand (1EA) Guide Stand (1EA) Screws (10EA) Follow the steps below to connect the TV to the stand. Top view Screws (M4 X L16) Guide Stand Stand Rear Screws (M4 X L16) 1.
  • Page 6: Viewing The Control Panel

    Getting Started Viewing the Control Panel ✎ The product color and shape may vary depending on the model. Power Indicator Speakers Remote control sensor SOURCE Toggles between all the available input sources. In the on-screen menu, use this button as you would use the ENTER button on the remote control. MENU Displays an on-screen menu, the OSD (on screen display) of your TV’s features.
  • Page 7: Viewing The Remote Control

    (p. 19). (USB) and Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) MTS: Press to choose stereo, mono modes (p. 23, 26). or Separate Audio Program (SAP (Q: Controls recording for Samsung broadcast) (p. 18). recorders that have the Anynet+ P.MODE: Press to select the picture feature) mode (p.
  • Page 8: Connecting To An Antenna

    Getting Started Connecting to an Antenna When the TV is initially powered on, basic settings proceed automatically. ✎ Connecting the power cord and antenna. VHF/UHF Antenna $QWHQQD &DEOH 1RW 6XSSOLHG Cable ANT OUT Power Input Plug & Play (Initial Setup) When the TV is initially powered on, a sequence of on-screen prompts will assist in configuring basic settings.
  • Page 9: Connections

    Connections Connecting to an AV Device Using an HDMI or HDMI/DVI cable: HD connection (up to 720p/1080i) Available devices: DVD, Blu-ray player, HD cable box, HD STB (Set-Top-Box) satellite receiver. Device Device +'0, &DEOH 1RW 6XSSOLHG HDMI OUT +'0, WR '9, &DEOH 1RW 6XSSOLHG DVI OUT 5HG :KLWH AUDIO OUT...
  • Page 10: Connecting To An Audio Device

    Connections Connecting to an Audio Device Using an Optical (Digital) or Audio (Analog) Cable Connection Available devices: Digital Audio System, Amplifier, DVD home theater Digital Audio System 2SWLFDO &DEOH 1RW 6XSSOLHG OPTICAL Amplifier / DVD home theater AUDIO IN :KLWH R-AUDIO-L $XGLR &DEOH 1RW 6XSSOLHG ✎...
  • Page 11: Connecting To A Pc

    '6XE &DEOH 1RW 6XSSOLHG PC OUT AUDIO OUT $XGLR &DEOH 1RW 6XSSOLHG Display Modes (D-Sub and HDMI/DVI Input) Optimal resolution y PN42C450: 1024 X 768 @ 60Hz y PN50C450: 1360 X 768 @ 60Hz Horizontal Vertical Pixel Clock Sync Polarity...
  • Page 12: Changing The Input Source

    Changing the Input Source Edit Name " MENU3 Input Edit Name ENTER Source List ■ VCR / DVD / Cable STB / Satellite STB / PVR STB / SOURCE Use to select TV or an external input sources AV Receiver / Game / Camcorder / PC / DVI PC / DVI such as a DVD / Blu-ray player / cable box / Devices / TV / IPTV / Blu-ray / HD DVD / DMA: Name STB satellite receiver.
  • Page 13: Channel Menu

    Channel Menu Using Favorite Channels " MENU3 Channel Channel List ENTER Seeing Channels Add to Favorite / Delete from Favorite Channel List CHLIST Add, delete or set Favorite channels and use Set channels you watch frequently as Favorites. the program guide for digital broadcasts. 1.
  • Page 14: Editing Channels

    Basic Features ✎ NOTE A gray-colored channel indicates the channel has been deleted. When selecting the Cable TV system: STD, HRC and IRC identify various types of cable TV systems. The Add menu only appears for deleted Contact your local cable company to identify the channels.
  • Page 15: Picture Menu

    ✎ (Advanced Settings are available in Standard / Movie mode) Settings are applied to the channel your currently Compared to previous models, new Samsung TVs have a watching. more precise picture. ✎ Fine tuned channels that have been saved are marked ✎...
  • Page 16: Picture Options

    Basic Features Picture Options 4. Press the ENTER button. 5. Press the button to select Reset. " MENU3 Picture Picture Options 6. Press the ENTER button to reset the picture ENTER to its default position. ✎ In PC mode, you can only make changes to the Color After selecting Screen Fit in HDMI (1080i/1080p) or Component (1080i/1080p) mode, you may need to Tone, Size, Digital Noise Filter and Screen Burn...
  • Page 17: Setting Up The Tv With Your Pc

    ✎ y The correct size setting (resolution) [Optimum: The after-image removal function has to be PN42C450: 1024 X 768 @ 60Hz, PN50C450: 1360 X executed for a long time (approximately 1 hour) 768 @ 60Hz] to effectively remove after-images on the screen.
  • Page 18: Adjusting Sound Settings

    Basic Features Adjusting Sound Settings Auto Volume (Off / On) " Because each broadcasting station has its own signal MENU3 Sound Equalizer ENTER conditions, the volume can vary as you switch between channels. This feature lets you automatically adjust the volume of the desired channel by lowering the sound output Equalizer when the modulation signal is high or by raising the sound...
  • Page 19: Using The Sleep Timer

    – Manual: Set the current time manually. Volume: Set the desired volume level. ✎ Depending on the broadcast station and signal, Contents (when the Source is set to USB): Select a the auto time set up may not be correct. In this folder in the USB device containing music or photo files case, set the time manually.
  • Page 20 Basic Features ✎ The V-Chip will automatically block certain Downloadable U.S. Rating: Parental restriction categories dealing with more sensitive material. information can be used while watching DTV channels. ✎ For example, if you block the TV-Y category, NOTE then TV-Y7 will automatically be blocked. If information is not downloaded from the Similarly, if you block the TV-G category, then all broadcasting station, the Downloadable U.S.
  • Page 21: Economical Solutions

    After connecting the game console, set Game Mode Economical Solutions to On to prevent poor picture quality. " If Game Mode is On: Picture mode is set to MENU3 Setup ENTER Standard and Sound mode is set to Movie. Selecting Reset after adjusting the equalizer returns Energy Saving (Off / Low / Medium / the equalizer to its default settings.
  • Page 22: Support Menu

    Yes: If you can hear sound only from one speaker or not at all during the sound test, select Yes. There may be a Digital Caption Options are available only problem with the TV. Contact Samsung’s Call Center for when Default and Service1 ~ Service6 can be assistance (1-800-SAMSUNG).
  • Page 23: Advanced Features

    Before connecting your device to the TV, please back up your files to prevent them from damage or loss of data. SAMSUNG is not responsible for any data file damage or data loss. Please connect directly to the port of your TV. If you are using a separate cable connection, there may be a USB Compatibility problem.
  • Page 24 Advanced Features Only MP3 and JPEG file formats are supported. The Media Play (USB) mp3 format only supports music files with a high sampling frequency (32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, or 48 kHz). We recommend the sequential jpeg format. Do not disconnect the USB device while it is loading. MSC supports MP3 and JPEG files, and the PTP device supports JPEG files only.
  • Page 25 Music Using the MP3 List Music Folder icon 307.2MB/973.7MB Music list icon Move to the previous folder stage icon ✎ Photo Music Setup Press the R (REW) or ? (FF) buttons to change pages. =0RYH ==3OD\ =$=5HWXUQ ✎ The selected file is displayed on the top with its playing time. 1.
  • Page 26: Anynet

    Anynet+ is a function that enables you to control all connected Samsung devices that support Anynet+ with your Samsung TV’s remote. The Anynet+ system can be used only with Samsung devices that have the Anynet+ feature. To be sure your Samsung device has this feature, check if there is an Anynet+ logo on it.
  • Page 27: Setting Up Anynet

    ✎ NOTE Connect the Optical cable between the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) jack on your TV and the Digital Audio Input on the Home Theater. When following the connection above, the Optical jack only outputs 2 channel audio. You will only hear sound from the Home Theater’s Front, Left and Right speakers and the subwoofer.
  • Page 28: Switching Between Anynet+ Devices

    Anynet+ function. Make sure to switch to an Anynet+ device by using the Device List. Recording You can make a recording of a TV Program using a Samsung recorder. 1. Select Recording. ✎ When there are more than two recording devices When multiple recording devices are connected, the recording devices are listed.
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting For Anynet

    Troubleshooting for Anynet+ Problem Possible Solution Anynet+ does not work. • Check if the device is an Anynet+ device. The Anynet+ system supports Anynet+ devices only. • Only one receiver (home theater) can be connected. • Check if the Anynet+ device power cord is properly connected. •...
  • Page 30: Other Information

    For detailed information on installing the wall mount, see the instructions provided with the wall mount. Contact a technician for assistance when installing the wall mount bracket. Samsung Electronics is not responsible for any damage to the product or injury to yourself or others if you elect to install the TV on your own.
  • Page 31: Securing The Installation Space

    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.
  • Page 32: Securing The Tv To The Wall

    Other Information 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 33: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If the TV seems to have a problem, first try this list of possible problems and solutions. If none of these troubleshooting tips apply, visit “,” then click on Support, or call Samsung customer service at 1-800-SAMSUNG. Issues Solutions and Explanations Poor picture First of all, please perform the Picture Test and confirm that your TV is properly displaying the test image.
  • Page 34 Other Information Issues Solutions and Explanations No Picture, No Video The TV won’t turn on. • Make sure the AC power cord is securely plugged in to the wall outlet and the TV. • Make sure the wall outlet is working. •...
  • Page 35 The cable/set top box remote control • Program the Cable/Set remote control to operate the TV. Refer to the Cable/Set user manual for the doesn’t turn the TV on or off, or adjust the SAMSUNG TV code. volume. A “Mode Not Supported” message •...
  • Page 36: Specifications

    Storage Temperature -4°F to 113°F (-20°C to 45°C) Storage Humidity 5% to 95%, non-condensing Stand Swivel (Left / Right) -20˚ ~ 20˚ Model Name PN42C450 PN50C450 Screen Size 42 inches 50 inches (Diagonal) (42.3 inches measured diagonally) (49.9 inches measured diagonally)
  • Page 37: 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. © 2010 Samsung Electronics America, Inc English...
  • Page 38: Index

    Other Information Index Antenna FAV.CH button 7, 13 Receiver Anynet+ Film Mode Recording AUDIO OUT Fine Tune Remote Control Auto Adjustment Flesh Tone Repeat Music Auto Volume Frequency Select All Background Music HDMI 9, 26 Self Diagnosis Balance L/R Home Theater 11, 26 Sharpness Batteries...
  • Page 40 Connecting an audio device (Home Theater, etc.) : Connect External Devices Congratulations on the purchase of your new Samsung TV. Connect your TV to your Home Theater or other audio device to enjoy enhanced Read this setup guide to get your TV up and running quickly.
  • Page 41 P.MODE: Press to select the picture mode. modes (Q: Controls recording on Samsung recorders The following sizes are available: If you select Manual, you can set the Month, Day, Year, Hour, Minute that have the Anynet+ feature).

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