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SAMSUNG LN-R238W
PICTURE CONTROL
All Pages
1-800-SAMSUNG(1-800-726-7864)

U.S.A
Samsung Electronics America
Service Division
400 Valley Road, Suite 201
Mount Arlington, NJ 07856

www.samsung.com

Canada
Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Samsung Customer Care

7037 Financial Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L5N 6R3

www.samsung.ca

LN-R238W
LN-R237W
LN-R268W
LN-R2668W
LN-R267W
LN-R328W
LN-R3228W
LN-R327W
This device is a Class B digital apparatus.

Register your product at
BN68-00883A-00 www.samsung.com/global/register


Precautions When Displaying a Still Image


A still image may cause permanent damage to the TV screen.

• Digital Ready TV: When you
select the regular screen (4:3)
mode to watch an SD-grade
digital broadcast (and the set-top
box output is 480p).
Although digital broadcasting must be in the
wide screen (16:9) HD format, broadcasters
sometimes show programs made originally
in the regular screen format (4:3) by
converting the signals into digital form, in
which case the left and right side edges of
the screen are cropped.
Do not leave the screen in pause mode for
extended periods of time as you may
experience temporary or permanent image
burn.
Note: If the borders at the left, right and the
center of the screen remain fixed for
an extended period of time, the
amount of light transmission will also
remain varied and as a result the
borders may leave traces. • Digital Ready TV: When you
select the wide screen (16:9)
mode to watch an SD-grade
digital broadcast (and the set-top
box output is 1080i).
• Digital Ready TV: When the
TV receives HD-grade signals
(and the set-top box output is 1080i).
When you watch a digital HD-grade broad-
cast on a regular (4:3) TV with the screen
size "16:9" or "Panorama" selected, you will
be able to watch the program but the top and
bottom edges of the screen will be cropped.
Do not leave the screen in pause mode for
extended periods of time as you may
experience temporary or permanent image
burn.
Note: If the borders at the top, bottom and
the center of the screen remain fixed
for an extended period of time, the
amount of light transmission will also
remain varied and as a result the
borders may leave traces.

• Integrated Digital TV
(Wide-screen): When the TV
receives SD-grade (regular)
broadcasting signals (receives
480p regular signals).
• Digital Ready TV (wide-screen):
digital TV: When the TV receives
SD-grade (regular) broadcasting
signals (with a set-top box).
• When you watch an analog
(regular) broadcast on a
wide-screen TV (with the 4:3 screen
mode selected).
Although digital broadcasting must be in the
wide screen (16:9) HD format, broadcasters
sometimes show programs made originally
in the regular screen format (4:3) by
converting the signals into digital form, in
which case the left and right side edges of
the screen are cropped.
Do not leave the screen in pause mode for
extended periods of time as you may
experience temporary or permanent image
burn.
Note: If the borders at the left, right and the
center of the screen remain fixed for
an extended period of time, the
amount of light transmission will also
remain varied and as a result the
borders may leave traces.
• When you watch a DVD, CD or a
video in wide-screen (21:9) format
on a wide-screen (16:9) TV.
• When you connect a computer or a
game console to the TV and select
the 4:3 screen mode.
If you connect a DVD player, computer or a
game console to the wide-screen TV and
watch a movie or play a game in regular
(4:3) or wide (21:9) screen mode, the left
and right side edges, or the top and bottom
edges of the screen will be cropped.
Do not leave the screen in pause mode for
extended periods of time as you may
experience temporary or permanent image
burn.
Note: If the borders at the left, right and the
center of the screen remain fixed for
an extended period of time, the
amount of light transmission will also
remain varied and as a result the
borders may leave traces.
• Integrated Digital TV
(Wide-screen): When the TV
receives SD-grade (regular)
broadcasting signals (receives
480p regular signals).
• Digital Ready TV (wide-screen):
digital TV: When the TV receives
SD-grade (regular) broadcasting
signals (with a set-top box).
• When you watch an analog
(regular) broadcast on a
wide-screen TV (with the 4:3 screen
mode selected).
Although digital broadcasting must be in the
wide screen (16:9) HD format, broadcasters
sometimes show programs made originally
in the regular screen format (4:3) by
converting the signals into digital form, in
which case the left and right side edges of
the screen are cropped.
Do not leave the screen in pause mode for
extended periods of time as you may
experience temporary or permanent image
burn.
Note: If the borders at the left, right and the
center of the screen remain fixed for
an extended period of time, the
amount of light transmission will also
remain varied and as a result the
borders may leave traces.
• When you watch a DVD, CD or a
video in wide-screen (21:9) format
on a wide-screen (16:9) TV.
• When you connect a computer or a
game console to the TV and select
the 4:3 screen mode.
If you connect a DVD player, computer or a
game console to the wide-screen TV and
watch a movie or play a game in regular
(4:3) or wide (21:9) screen mode, the left
and right side edges, or the top and bottom
edges of the screen will be cropped.
Do not leave the screen in pause mode for
extended periods of time as you may
experience temporary or permanent image
burn.
Note: If the borders at the left, right and the
center of the screen remain fixed for
an extended period of time, the
amount of light transmission will also
remain varied and as a result the
borders may leave traces.

CONTENTS

Chapter 1: General Information

List of Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
List of Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Familiarizing Yourself with Your New TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Buttons on the Lower-Right Part of the Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Rear Panel Jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Installing Batteries in the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
If the remote control doesn’t work. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Chapter 2: Connections

Connecting VHF and UHF Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Antennas with 300-ohm Flat Twin Leads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Antennas with 75-ohm Round Leads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Separate VHF and UHF Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Connecting Cable TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Cable without a Cable Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Connecting to a Cable Box that Descrambles All Channels . . . . . 9
Connecting to a Cable Box that Descrambles Some Channels . . . 9
Connecting a VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Connecting an S-VHS VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Connecting a DVD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Connecting a Digital TVSet-top box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Connecting an Amplifier/DVD Home Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Connecting a DVD/Set-top box via DVI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting a DVD/Set-top box via HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connecting a PC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Chapter 3: Operation

Turning the TVOn and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Changing Channels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Using the Channel Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Using the Number Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Using the PRE-CH Button to select the Previous Channel . . . . . 19
Adjusting the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Using Mute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Viewing the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Viewing the Menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Plug & Play Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Memorizing the Channels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Selecting the Video Signal-source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Storing Channels in Memory (Automatic Method) . . . . . . . . . . 25
Adding and Erasing Channels (Manual Method) . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
To Select the Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
To Edit the Input Source Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Chapter 4: Picture Control

Using Automatic Picture Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Customizing the Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Adjusting the Color Tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Changing the Screen Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Freezing the Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Digital Noise Reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
DNIe (Digital Natural Image engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
My Color Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Easy Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Detail Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Dynamic Contrast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Brightness Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Viewing Picture-in-Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Contents-1


CONTENTS

Activating Picture-in-Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Selecting a Signal Source (External A/V) for PIP . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Swapping the Contents of the PIP and Main image . . . . . . . . . . 41
Changing the PIPChannel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Changing the Size of the PIPWindow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Changing the Position of the PIPWindow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
PIPSettings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Chapter 5: Sound Control
Using Automatic Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Customizing the Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Setting the TruSurround XT(SRS TSXT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Choosing a Multi-Channel Sound (MTS) Soundtrack . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Automatic volume control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Selecting the Internal Mute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Selecting the Main or Sub (PIP) Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Chapter 6: Channel Control

Fine Tuning Channels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Chapter 7: PC Display
Using Your TVas a Computer (PC) Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Setting Up Your PC Software (Based on Windows XP) . . . . . . . 51
How to Auto Adjust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Adjusting the Screen Quality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Changing the Screen Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Initializing the Screen Position or Color Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Chapter 8: Time Setting
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Setting the Sleep Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Setting the On/Off Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Chapter 9: Function Description
Selecting a Menu Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Using the V-Chip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Setting Up Your Personal ID Number (PIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
How to Enable/Disable the V-Chip. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
How to Set up Restrictions Using the ‘TV Parental Guidelines’ . 64
How to Set up Restrictions Using the MPAA Ratings:
G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17, X, NR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
How to Reset the TV after the V-Chip
Blocks a Channel (‘Emergency Escape’) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
How to Set up Restrictions Using the ‘Canadian English’ . . . . . 69
How to Set up Restrictions Using the ‘Canadian French’ . . . . . . 70
Viewing Closed Captions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Setting the Blue Screen Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Selecting the Melody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Chapter 10: Troubleshooting

Identifying Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Appendix
Installing the stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Disconnecting the stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Installing the Wall Mount Kit
(LN-R238W / LN-R237W / LN-R268W / LN-R2668W / LN-R267W) . . . 78
Installing the Wall Mount Kit
(LN-R328W/ LN-R3228W/ LN-R327W) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Using the Anti-Theft Kensington Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Using Your TVin Another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Display Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Contents-2


Chapter 1 Chapter 1
GENERAL INFORMATION

List of Features


Excellent Picture Quality
-DNIe technology provides life-like clear images.
-My Color Control: Colors can be set to your preference by adjusting pink,blue and green.
-Dynamic Contrast: Automatically detects the input visual signal and adjusts to create
optimum contrast.
-Brightness Sensor: Adjusts the screen brightness automatically depending on the
brightness of the surrounding environment.



SRS TruSurround XT
-SRS TruSurround XT provides a virtual Dolby surround system.
Convenience
-The TV utilizes the HDMI system to implement perfect digital sound and picture quality.
-The Anynet system enables you to easily control Samsung audio-video (AV) devices from
this TV.

List of Parts

Please make sure the following items are included with your LCD TV.
If any items are missing, contact your dealer.


Remote Control
(BN59-00455A)
& Batteries (AAA x 2)
Stand
(23”, 26” BN96-01727A)
(32” BN96-01733A)
Cleaning Cloth
(BN63-01798A)
Owner’s
Instructions
Power Cord
(3903-000085)
Anynet AV
Owner’s
Instructions
Cover-Bottom
(BN63-01674A)
RF Cable
(AA39-00039A)
Anynet Cable
(BN39-00518B)
Stand Screw
(6002-001294) x 4
M4 X L16
English-1


English-2
Familiarizing Yourself with Your New TV
Buttons on the Lower-Right Part of the Panel
The buttons on the lower-right panel control your TV’s basic features, including the on-screen menu.
To use the more advanced features, you must use the remote control.
GENERAL INFORMATION
SOURCE
Displays a menu of all of the available
input sources (TV, AV1, AV2, S-Video,
Component 1, Component 2, PC, HDMI).
Also used to confirm your choice on the
on-screen menu.
MENU
Press to see an on-screen menu of
your TV’s features.
– VOL +
Press to decrease or increase the volume.
Also used to select items on the
on-screen menu.
CH
Press to change channels.
Also press to highlight various items
on the on-screen menu.
(POWER)
Press to turn the TV on and off.
POWER INDICATOR
Blinks and turns off when the power is on and
lights up in stand-by mode.
LIGHT DETECTING SENSOR
Adjusts the brightness of the screen
automatically by detecting brightness of the
surrounding environment. This sensor works
when the Brightness Sensor is on.
REMOTE CONTROL SENSOR
Aim the remote control towards this spot
on the TV.
SPEAKERS
Note: The product color may vary depending on the model.
- LN-R238W
- LN-R268W
- LN-R2668W
- LN-R328W
- LN-R3228W
- LN-R237W
- LN-R267W
- LN-R327W

GEENNEERRAALL IINNFFOORRMMAATTIIOONN

Rear Panel Jacks

Use the rear panel jacks to connect an A/V component that will be connected continuously such
as a VCR or a DVD player.
For more information on connecting equipment, see pages 7-18.



COMPONENT IN 1, 2

Connect component video/audio from a
DVD/Set-top box.

PC IN

Connect to the video and audio output jack
on your PC.

SERVICE

Connector for service only.

AV IN

Video and audio inputs for external
devices, such as a camcorder or VCR.

S-VIDEO IN

Video inputs for external devices with an
S-Video output, such as a camcorder or VCR.

Anynet

Refer to “Anynet AV Owner’s Instructions”.

HEADPHONE JACK

Connect a set of external headphones for
private listening.


HDMI/DVI IN

Connect to the HDMI jack of a device with
HDMI output.
Use the HDMI/DVI terminal for DVI connection
to an external device. You should use the
DVI-to-HDMI cable or DVI-HDMI Adapter
for the connection, and the ‘R -AUDIO -L’
terminal on DVI-IN for sound output.
(HDMI/DVI IN terminal does not support PC.)


AUDIO OUT

Connect to the audio input jack on your amplifier.

ANT IN

Connect to an antenna or to a cable TV system.

POWER INPUT

Connect the supplied power cord.

KENSINGTON LOCK

Refer to “Using the Anti-Theft Kensington Lock”
on page 80.

Speaker Audio Out
RF AV, S-Video Component, PC, HDMI RF AV, S-VIDEOComponent, PC, HDMI
Internal Mute Off Speaker Output Speaker Output Speaker Output Sound Output Sound Output Sound Output
Internal Mute On Mute Mute Mute Sound Output Sound Output Sound Output
Video No Signal Mute Mute Mute Mute Sound Output Sound Output

English-3


GENERAL INFORMATION ENERAL INFORMATION

Remote Control

You can use the remote control up to a distance of about 23 feet from the TV.
When using the remote, always point it directly at the TV.


POWER


Turns the TV on and off. (See page 19)

STILL

Press to stop the action during a particular scene.
Press again to resume normal video. (See page 34)

NUMBER BUTTONS

Press to change the channel.

+100

Press to select channels over 100. For example,
to select channel 121, press “+100”, then press “2”
and “1”. (See page 19)


MUTE

Press to temporarily cut off the sound. (See page 20)

MENU


Displays the main on-screen menu. (See page 21)

CAPTION

Controls the caption decoder. (See page 71)

PIP

Picture-in-Picture ON/OFF. (See page 40)

SLEEP

Press to select a time for the TV to turn off
automatically. (See page 57)

PRE-CH

Tunes to the previous channel. (See page 19)

CH


and CH
(Channel UP/Down)
Press CH


or CH
to change channels.
(See page 19)
VOL+ and VOL-

Press to increase or decrease the volume.
(See page 20)


SOURCE

Press to display all of the available video sources.
(See page 27)

INFO

Use to see information on the current broadcast.
(See page 21)

EXIT

Press to exit the menu.

UP / DOWN / LEFT / RIGHT / ENTER

Use to select on-screen menu items and change menu
values.


English-4


GENERAL INFORMATION ENERAL INFORMATION


Anynet

Press the Anynet button to bring up the Anynet menu.
(Refer to “Anynet AV Owner’s Instructions”.)

S.MODE

Adjusts the TV sound by selecting one of the preset
factory settings (or selects your personal, customized
sound settings). (See page 43)

MTS
(Multi channel Television Stereo)


Press to choose stereo, mono or Separate Audio
Program (SAP broadcast). (See page 46)

AUTO PROG.

Press to automatically store selected TV/Cable channels.
(See page 25)

ADD/DEL

Use to store and delete channels to/from memory.
(See page 26)

DNIe

DNIe Demo On/Off.
Off : DNIe Demo mode is deactivated.
On : The right-hand side of the screen shows the improved


DNIe image.
The left-hand side of the screen shows the original
image.(See page 35)


VCR/DVD Functions (Only Anynet mode)

-Rewind - Stop
-Play/Pause - Fast Forward
SRS

Selects TruSurround XT mode. (See page 45)

P.MODE

Adjusts the TV picture by selecting one of the preset
factory settings. (See page 29)

P.SIZE

Press to change the screen size. (See page 33)

PC

Press to switch to the PC mode. (See pages 52~55)

SWAP

Press to interchange the main picture and the sub (PIP)
picture. (See page 41)

SIZE

Press to make the PIP window small, double1, double2.
(See page 42)

POSITION

Press to select the position of sub (PIP) picture.
(See page 42)

RESET

When your remote does not work, change the batteries
and press the RESET button for 2-3 seconds before use.


English-5


GENERAL INFORMATION ENERAL INFORMATION

Installing Batteries in the Remote Control
1

Slide the cover out
completely.



Make sure to match the “+” and
2

“–” ends of the batteries with the

Install two AAA size


diagram inside the compartment.

batteries.

Remove the batteries and store them 3 in a cool, dry place if you won’t be
Replace the cover.


using the remote control for a long
time.

The remote control can be used
up to about 23 feet from the TV.
(Assuming typical TV usage,
the batteries last for about one year.)

If the remote control doesn’t work

Check the following:

1. Is the TV power on?
2. Are the plus and minus ends of the batteries reversed?
3. Are the batteries drained?
4. Is there a power outage, or is the power cord unplugged?
5. Is there a special fluorescent light or a neon sign nearby?
English-6


Chapter 2 Chapter 2
CONNECTIONS

Connecting VHF and UHF Antennas

If your antenna has a set of leads that

look like this, see “Antennas with
300-ohm Flat Twin Leads” below.


If your antenna has one lead that looks
like this, see “Antennas with 75-ohm


Round Leads” on page 8.



If you have two antennas, see “Separate
VHF and UHF Antennas” on page 8.

Antennas with 300-ohm Flat Twin Leads

If you are using an off-air antenna (such as a roof antenna or “rabbit ears”) that has
300-ohm twin flat leads, follow the directions below.

1

Place the wires from
the twin leads under
the screws on a 300-75
ohm adapter
(not supplied).
Use a screwdriver to
tighten the screws.



2

Plug the adapter into
the ANT IN terminal
on the back of the TV.



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CONNECTIONS ONNECTIONS

Antennas with 75-ohm Round Leads

Plug the antenna lead
into the ANT IN
terminal on the back
of the TV.



Separate VHF and UHF Antennas

If you have two separate antennas for your TV (one VHF and one UHF), you must
combine the two antenna signals before connecting the antennas to the TV. This
procedure requires an optional combiner-adapter (available at most electronics shops).

1

Connect both antenna
leads to the combiner.

UHF
VHF
2

Plug the combiner into
the ANT IN terminal on
the back of the TV.

ANT IN
UHF
VHF
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CONNECTIONS ONNECTIONS

Connecting Cable TV

To connect to a cable TV system, follow the instructions below.

Cable without a Cable Box


Because this TV is cable-ready,
you do not need a cable box to
Plug the incoming


view unscrambled cable channels.

cable into the
ANT IN terminal
on back of the TV.


Connecting to a Cable Box that Descrambles All Channels

This terminal might be labeled 1 “ANT OUT”, “VHF OUT” or
Find the cable that is

simply, “OUT”.

connected to the
ANT OUT terminal
on your cable box.


ANT IN ANT OUT
2

Connect the other end
of this cable to the
ANT IN terminal on
the back of the TV.


Connecting to a Cable Box that Descrambles Some Channels

If your cable box descrambles only some channels (such as premium channels), follow the
instructions below. You will need a two-way splitter, an RF (A/B) switch, and four lengths
of RF cable. (These items are available at most electronics stores.)


This terminal might be labeled
“ANT IN”, “VHF IN” or simply, “IN”.
Find and disconnect
the cable that is
connected to the
ANT IN terminal
on your cable box.


ANT IN
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CONNECTIONS ONNECTIONS

Connect this cable
to a two-way splitter.

3

Connect an RF cable
between an OUTPUT
terminal on the splitter
and the IN terminal on
the cable box.

4

Connect an RF cable
between the ANT OUT
terminal on the cable
box and the B–IN
terminal on the A/B
switch.

5

Connect another
cable between the
other OUT terminal on
the splitter and the
A–IN terminal on the
RF (A/B) switch.

6

Connect the last
RF cable between the
OUT terminal on the
RF (A/B) switch and
the ANT IN terminal on
the rear of the TV.

Incoming

cable


Splitter


Incoming
cable
Splitter


Cable Box


Incoming
cable


Splitter

RF (A/B)
Switch

Cable Box


Splitter
Cable Box
RF (A/B)
Switch
Incoming
cable

Incoming

Splitter
ANT IN
TV Rear

cable
RF (A/B)
Cable Box Switch


After you’ve made this connection, set the A/B switch to the “A” position for normal
viewing. Set the A/B switch to the “B” position to view scrambled channels.
(When you set the A/B switch to “B”, you will need to tune your TV to the cable box’s
output channel, which is usually channel 3 or 4.)

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CONNECTIONS ONNECTIONS

Connecting a VCR

These instructions assume that you have already connected your TV to an antenna or a
cable TV system (according to the instructions on pages 7-10).
Skip step 1 if you have not yet connected to an antenna or a cable system.


Unplug the cable or
antenna from the
back of the TV.


2

Connect the cable or
antenna to the

VCR Rear Panel

ANT IN terminal on the
back of the VCR.


Incoming Cable
or Antenna

3

Connect an RF cable
between the ANT OUT

VCR Rear Panel TV Rear Panel

terminal on the VCR
and the ANT IN terminal
on the TV.

RF Cable
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CONNECTIONS ONNECTIONS

Connect an audio cable

VCR Rear Panel

TV Rear Panel

between the AUDIO OUT
jacks on the VCR and the
AV IN [R-AUDIO-L] jacks
on the TV.

RF Cable
Audio Cable (Option)
If you have a “mono” (non-stereo) VCR, use the Y-connector (not supplied) to hook up to the left
and right audio input jacks of the TV.

5

Connect a video cable

VCR Rear Panel TV Rear Panel

between the
VIDEO OUT jack on the
VCR and the AV IN
[VIDEO] jack on the TV.


RF Cable
Audio Cable (Option)
Video Cable (Option)
Follow the instructions in “Viewing a VCR or Camcorder Tape” to view your VCR tape.

* Each external input source device has a different back panel configuration.
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CONNECTIONS ONNECTIONS

Connecting an S-VHS VCR

Your Samsung TV can be connected to an S-Video signal from an S-VHS VCR.
(This connection delivers a better picture as compared to a standard VHS VCR.)

To begin, follow steps 1–3
in the previous section to
connect the antenna or
cable to your VCR and
your TV.


TV Rear Panel
RF Cable
VCR Rear Panel
2

Connect an audio cable

VCR Rear Panel TV Rear Panel

between the AUDIO OUT
jacks on the VCR and the
AV IN [R-AUDIO-L] jacks
on the TV.

RF Cable
Audio Cable (Option)
3

Connect an S-Video cable

VCR Rear Panel TV Rear Panel

between the
S-VIDEO OUT jack on the
VCR and the S-VIDEO IN
jack on the TV.

S-Video Cable (Option)
Audio Cable (Option)
RF Cable
An S-Video cable is usually included with an S-VHS VCR.
(If not, check your local electronics store.)

* Each external input source device has a different back panel configuration.
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CONNECTIONS ONNECTIONS

Connecting a DVD Player

The rear panel jacks on your TV make it easy to connect a DVD player to your TV.

Connect an audio cable

DVD Player Rear Panel

between the
COMPONENT IN 1 or
COMPONENT IN 2
[R-AUDIO-L] jacks on the
TV and the AUDIO OUT
jacks on the DVD player.


Audio Cable (Option)
TV Rear Panel
2

Connect a component

DVD Player Rear Panel

cable between the
COMPONENT IN 1 or
COMPONENT IN 2
[PR, PB, Y] jacks on the
TV and the COMPONENT
[Y, PB, PR] jacks on the
DVD player.

Audio Cable (Option)
Component Cable (Option)
TV Rear Panel
Note: For an explanation of Component video, see your DVD player owner's manual.
Be sure to match the component video and audio connections. For example,
if connecting the video cable to Component In 1, connect the audio cable to
Component In 1 also.

* Each external input source device has a different back panel configuration.
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CONNECTIONS ONNECTIONS

Connecting a Digital TV Set-top box

The connections for a typical Set-top box are shown below.

Connect an audio cable
between the
COMPONENT IN 1 or


COMPONENT IN 2
[R-AUDIO-L] jacks on the
TV and the AUDIO OUT
jacks on the Set-top box.

Audio Cable (Option)
Set-Top Box Rear Panel
TV Rear Panel
2

Connect a component

Set-Top Box Rear Panel

cable between the
COMPONENT IN 1 or

COMPONENT IN 2
[PR, PB, Y] jacks on the
TV and the
COMPONENT [Y, PB, PR]
jacks on the Set-top box.

Audio Cable (Option)
Component Cable (Option)
TV Rear Panel
Note: For an explanation of Component video, see your Set-top box owner's manual.

* Each external input source device has a different back panel configuration.
Connecting an Amplifier/DVD Home Theater

1

Connect an audio cable
between the AUDIO OUT
[R-AUDIO-L] jacks on the


TV and the AUDIO IN
jacks on the Amplifier/
DVD Home Theater.

Audio Cable (Option)
Amplifier/DVD Home Theater TV Rear Panel
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CONNECTIONS

CONNECTIONS

This can be applied only if there is the DVI Output connector on the external device.

Connect a DVI-to-HDMI
cable or DVI-HDMI
adapter between the
HDMI/DVI connector on
the TV and the DVI
connector on the DVD
player/Set-top box.

DVI-to-HDMI Cable (Option)
DVD Player Rear Panel
TV Rear Panel
2

Connect an audio cable
between the DVI IN
[R-AUDIO-L] jack on the

TV and the AUDIO OUT
jacks on the DVD
player/Set-top box.

DVI-to-HDMI Cable (Option)
Audio Cable
(Option)
DVD Player Rear Panel
TV Rear Panel
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CONNECTIONS ONNECTIONS

Connecting a DVD/Set-top box via HDMI

This can be applied only if there is the HDMI Output connector on the external device.

Connect an HDMI cable
between the HDMI/DVI


connector on the TV and
the HDMI connector on
the DVD player/Set-top
box.

HDMI Cable (Option)
DVD Player Rear Panel
TV Rear Panel
Note: No sound connection is needed for an HDMI to HDMI connection.
What is HDMI?

• HDMI, or high-definition multimedia interface, is a next-generation interface that enables the
transmission of digital audio and video signals using a single cable without compression.
• “Multimedia interface” is a more accurate name for it especially because it allows multiple
channels of digital audio (5.1 channels).The difference between HDMI and DVI is that the
HDMI device is smaller in size, has the HDCP (High Bandwidth Digital Copy Protection)
coding feature installed, and supports multi-channel digital audio.
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CONNECTIONS ONNECTIONS

Connecting a PC

Connect a PC video
cable(D-Sub) between


PC IN [PC] connector
on the TV and the PC
output connector on your
computer.

PC Video Cable (Option)
TV Rear Panel
2

Connect a PC audio
cable between
PC IN [AUDIO] on the
TV and the Audio Out
of the sound card on
your computer.

PC Audio Cable (Option)
PC Video Cable (Option)
TV Rear Panel
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When you press the CH / buttons, the TV changes channels in sequence.
You will see all the channels that the TV has memorized. (The TV must have
memorized at least three channels). You will not see channels that were either
erased or not memorized. See pages 22-23 to memorize channels.
Using the Number Buttons

1

Press the number buttons to go directly to a channel.
ex) To select channel 27, press “



” .



”.
To select channel 108, press “



” .



” .



”.

When you use the number buttons, you can directly select channels that were
either erased or not memorized. To change to single-digit channels (0~9) faster,
press “0” before the single digit. (For channel “4” press “0”, then “4”.)

Using the PRE-CH Button to select the Previous Channel

1

Press the PRE-CH button.
The TV will switch to the last
channel viewed.


To quickly switch between two channels that are far apart, tune to one channel,
then use the number button to select the second channel. Then use the PRE-CH
button to quickly alternate between them.

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Using Mute

At any time, you can temporarily cut off the sound using the MUTE button.

1

Press MUTE and the sound cuts off.
The word “


 ” will appear
in the lower-left corner of the screen.



2

To turn mute off, press the MUTE button again, or simply
press the VOL + and VOL – buttons.

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on-screen displays disappear
about ten seconds.

INFO button once more
approximately 10
and it disappears
automatically.

the user to adjust the
according to his/her
preference and shows the
settings.

With the power on, press
the MENU


button.
The on-screen menus disappear

The main menu appears

from the screen after about two

on the screen.

minutes.

It’s left side has five icons:
Input, Picture, Sound,
Channel, Setup.

2

Use the UP/DOWN


buttons to select one of the 5 icons.
Then press the ENTER


button to access the icon’s sub-menu.
3

Press the EXIT button to exit.

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OPERATION

Plug & Play Feature

When the TV is initially powered on, several basic customer settings proceed
automatically and subsequently.

Press the POWER
button on the remote control.



The message
“Start Plug & Play” is
displayed with “OK” selected.


2

Select the appropriate
language by pressing the

UP/DOWN


buttons.
Press the ENTER


button
to confirm your choice.
3

The message
“Check antenna input.” is
displayed with “OK” selected.

Press the ENTER


button.
4


Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select “Air”, “STD”,
“HRC”, or “IRC”, then press
the ENTER button.
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OPERATION

Press the ENTER


button
to select “Start”.
The TV will begin memorizing
all of the available channels.

6

Press the ENTER


button.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT
buttons to move to the “Hour”,
“Minute” or “am/pm”.


Set the “Hour”, “Minute” or
“am/pm” by pressing the

UP/DOWN


buttons.
(Refer to “Setting the Clock”
on page 56.)

7

Press the MENU


button
to confirm your setting.
The message
“Enjoy your watching.”
is displayed.



To stop the search before it has
finished, press the ENTER
button with “Stop” selected.


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OPERATION

Memorizing the Channels

Your TV can memorize and store all of the available channels for both “off-air” (antenna)
and cable channels. After the available channels are memorized, use the CH


and CH
buttons to scan through the channels. This eliminates the need to change channels by
entering the channel digits. There are three steps for memorizing channels: selecting a
broadcast source, memorizing the channels (automatic) and adding and deleting channels
(manual).
Selecting the Video Signal-source

Before your television can begin memorizing the available channels, you must specify the
type of signal source that is connected to the TV (i.e. an antenna or a cable system).

1

Press the MENU button
to display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select “Channel”,
then press the ENTER
button.
2


Press the ENTER button.
Repeatedly press the
UP/DOWN buttons to
cycle through these choices:
“Air”, “STD”, “HRC”, or
“IRC” (all cable TV).
Press the EXIT button to exit.
Note: STD, HRC and IRC identify various types of cable TV systems.
Contact your local cable company to identify the type of cable
system that exists in your particular area.
At this point, the signal source has been selected.
Proceed to “Storing Channels in Memory” (next page).

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OPERATION

Storing Channels in Memory (Automatic Method)

First, select the correct
signal source (Air, STD,
HRC, or IRC).
See steps 1~2 on the
previous page.


2

Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select
“Auto Program”.


Press the ENTER


button.
3

Press the ENTER


button
to select “Start”.
The TV will begin memorizing
all of the available channels.
4

After all the available
channels are stored, the
“Channel” menu reappears.

Press the EXIT button
to exit.


The TV automatically cycles
through all of the available
channels and stores them in
memory. This takes about one
to two minutes.
Press the ENTER
button at
any time to interrupt the
memorization process and return
to the “Channel” menu.
To stop the search before it has
finished, press the ENTER
button with “Stop” selected.
Alternate method:
Press the AUTO PROG. button under the remote's cover.



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OPERATION

Adding and Erasing Channels (Manual Method)

Press the MENU


button
to display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select “Channel”,
then press the ENTER
button.



Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select
“Add/Delete”.



Press the ENTER


button.
Press the CH
or CH
button to select channel
that you wish to add or
delete.
Press the ENTER


button
to select “Add” or “Delete”
(Pressing the ENTER
button toggles between the
two).
Press the EXIT button to exit.


Alternate method:

Use the number buttons to directly select the channel that will
be added or erased. Press the ADD/DEL button under the
remote’s cover.


Repeatedly pressing the ENTER


button will alternate between
“Add” and “Delete”. Press the EXIT button to exit.
You can view any channel (including an erased channel) by using the
number buttons on the remote control.


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OPERATION

To Select the Source

Use to select TV or another external input source connected to the TV.
Use to select the input source of your choice.

Press the MENU
to display the menu.

Press the ENTER
to select “Input”.

button
button
2


Press the ENTER


button.
Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select the Input
source, then press the


ENTER


button.
Alternate method:

Press the SOURCE button on the remote control to view an
external signal source.


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OPERATION

To Edit the Input Source Name

Name the device connected to the input jacks to make your input source selection easier.

Press the MENU


button
to display the menu.
Press the ENTER


button
to select “Input”.
Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select
“Edit Name”, then press the



ENTER


button.
2

Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select
“AV1”, “AV2”, “S-Video”,

“PC”, or “HDMI” input jack,
then press the ENTER
button.

3

Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select “VCR”,
“DVD”, “D-VHS”, “Cable STB”,
“HD STB”, “Satellite STB”,
“AV Receiver”,
“DVD Receiver”, “Game",
“Camcorder”, “DVD Combo”,
or “DHR (DVD HDD Recoder)”,
“PC” input source, then
press the ENTER



button.
Press the EXIT button to exit.
“Component1”, “Component2”,
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and

Standard,
menu).
picture settings.


select one of the standard picture settings.


Choose Dynamic to increase the clarity and sharpness of the picture.

Choose Standard for the standard factory settings.

Choose Movie when watching movies.

Choose Custom if you want to adjust the settings according to personal
preference (see “Customizing the Picture, page 30).
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PICTURE CONTROL

Customizing the Picture

You can use the on-screen menus to change the contrast, brightness, sharpness,
color, and tint according to personal preference.
(Alternatively, you can use one of the “automatic” settings. See the previous page.)


1

Press the MENU


button
to display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select “Picture”,
then press the ENTER
button.


2

Press the ENTER


button.
3

Press the UP/DOWN
button to select a particular
item(Contrast, Brightness,
Sharpness, Color, or Tint),
then press the ENTER
button.


4

Press the LEFT/RIGHT
buttons to decrease or
increase the value of a
particular item.


For example, if you select
“Contrast”, pressing the

RIGHT


button increases it.
Press the EXIT button to exit.
You can select the option
(Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness,
Color, or Tint) to be adjusted
by pressing the UP/DOWN
button.


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PICTURE CONTROL

Adjusting the Color Tone

You can change the color of the entire screen according to your preference.

1

Press the MENU


button
to display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select “Picture”,
then press the ENTER
button.


2

Press the ENTER


button.
3

Press the UP/DOWN
button to select “Color Tone”,
then press the ENTER
button.


4

Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select
“Cool2”, “Cool1”, “Normal”,
“Warm1”, or “Warm2”.



Press the ENTER


button.
Press the EXIT button
to exit.

Resetting the Picture Settings to the Factory Defaults
Press the ENTER


button
again to select “Mode ”.
Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select "Reset",
then press the ENTER
button.


Choose from the following
Color Tone settings:
“Cool2”, “Cool1”,“Normal”,
“Warm1”, “Warm2” according
to personal preference.


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PICTURE CONTROL

Changing the Screen Size



Only the wide and 4:3 sizes
can be selected when the
Source is PC. Press the MENU button
to display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select “Picture”,
then press the ENTER
button.
2


Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select “Size”
then press the ENTER
button.
3


Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select “Wide”,
“Panorama”, “Zoom”, “4:3”.
Press the EXIT button
to exit.
• Wide : Sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode.
• Panorama : Use this mode for the wide aspect ratio of a panoramic picture.

Zoom: Magnifies the 16:9 wide picture (in the vertical direction) to fit the screen size.
Select
by pressing the LEFT/RIGHT
buttons.
Use the UP/DOWN
button to move the picture up and down.
After selecting


use the UP/DOWN
button to magnify or reduce the

,
picture size in the vertical direction.



4 : 3 : Sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode.
This is the standard TV screen size.
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PICTURE CONTROL

Zoom

Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select “Zoom”.
2


Select by pressing the
LEFT/RIGHT buttons.
Use the UP/DOWN
button to move the picture
up and down.
3


After selecting , use the
UP/DOWN button to
magnify or reduce the picture
size in a vertical direction.
Alternate method:
Press the P.SIZE button under the remote’s cover to change the
screen size.
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1

Press the STILL button to freeze a moving picture.

• Normal sound will still be heard.
Press again to cancel.
Digital Noise Reduction

If the broadcast signal received by your TV is weak, you can activate the Digital Noise
Reduction feature to help reduce any static and ghosting that may appear on the screen.

1

Press the MENU button
to display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select “Picture”,
then press the ENTER
button.
2


Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select
“Digital NR”, then press the
ENTER button.
Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select “Off”.

Press the EXIT button
to exit.


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On.


function doesn’t work when
in PC mode.

Press the DNIe button under the remote’s cover to change the
DNIe Demo mode.



DNIe Demo: Off
DNIe Demo mode is deactivated.

DNIe Demo: On
The right-hand side of the screen shows the improved DNIe image.
The left-hand side of the screen shows the original image.
• The “DNle Demo” is designed to show the difference between the regular and DNIe pictures.
• By default, the product displays the picture with DNle applied.
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PICTURE CONTROL

My Color Control

My Color Control allows users to adjust colors to their preference by adjusting
Pink, Blue and Green using the predefined settings (Blue, Green, Pink, Standard,
and Custom) without affecting other colors on the screen.

Easy Control

Press the MENU


button
to display the menu.
Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select “Picture”,
then press the ENTER
button.



Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select
“My Color Control”, then
press the ENTER



button.
This function doesn’t work 2 when the Source is in PC mode
Press the UP/DOWN
buttons to select
“Easy Control”, then press
the ENTER button.
or PIP is set to on.
3

Press the LEFT/RIGHT
buttons to select the desired
“My Color Control” color,
then press the ENTER
button.

The Original picture (before
adjustment) is shown on the
left side, while the selected
mode is shown on the
right side.


This captures the current screen
in a still image to adjust the color.
* The sources are displayed in the following order: Blue-Green-Pink-Standard-Custom
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