Samsung TXK3676 Operating instructions

AA68-01057D(ENG)
Owner’s
Instructions
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COLOR TELEVISION
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TXK3276 / TXK3676
TXL3276 / TXL3676
Warning! Important
Safety Instructions
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
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CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
This symbol indicates high voltage is present inside. It is
dangerous to make any kind of contact with any inside part of
this product.
This symbol alerts you that important literature concerning
operation and maintenance has been included with this product.
Note to CATV system installer: This reminder is provided to call CATV system
installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code (Section 54 of
Canadian Electrical Code, Part I), that provides guidelines for proper grounding
and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the
grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
Caution: FCC/CSA regulations state that any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may void the user’s authority to operate it.
Caution: To prevent electric shock, match the wide blade of plug to the wide slot,
and fully insert the plug.
Attention: pour eviter les chocs electriques, introduire la lame le plus large de la
fiche dans la borne correspondante de la prise et pousser jusqu’au fond.
Important: One Federal Court has held that unauthorized recording of
copyrighted TV programs is an infringement of U.S. copyright laws.
Certain Canadian programs may also be copyrighted and any unauthorized
recording in whole or in part may be in violation of these rights.
To prevent damage which may result in fire or electric shock
hazard, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
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Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has determined that this product or product
model meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
Thank You for Choosing Samsung
Thank you for choosing Samsung! Your new Samsung TV represents the latest in television
technology. We designed it with easy-to-use on-screen menus and closed captioning capabilities, making it one of the best products in its class. We are proud to offer you a product that
will provide convenient, dependable service and enjoyment for years to come.
Important Safety Information
Always be careful when using your TV receiver. To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock,
and other injuries, keep these safety precautions in mind when installing, using, and
maintaining your machine.
• Read all safety and operating instructions before operating your TV.
• Keep the safety and operating instructions for future reference.
• Heed all warnings on the TV receiver and in the operating instructions.
• Follow all operating and use instructions.
• Unplug the TV receiver from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use a damp cloth; do not use
liquid or aerosol cleaners.
• Never add any attachments and/or equipment without approval of the manufacturer. Such
additions can increase the risk of fire, electric shock, or other personal injury.
• Do not use the TV receiver where contact with or immersion in water is a possibility, such as
near bath tubs, sinks, washing machines, swimming pools, etc.
• Do not place the TV on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table where it can fall. A falling TV can cause serious injury to a
child or adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use only with
a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the TV. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when mounting the unit, and use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer. Move the TV and cart with care.
Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces can make the
unit and cart unsteady and likely to overturn.
• Provide ventilation for the TV receiver. The unit is designed with
slots in the cabinet for ventilation to protect it from overheating. Do not block these openings
with any object, and do not place the TV receiver on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. Do not place it near a radiator or heat register. If you place the TV receiver on a rack or
bookcase, ensure that there is adequate ventilation and that you’ve followed the manufacturer’s instructions for mounting.
• Operate your TV receiver only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label.
If you are not sure of the type of power supplied to your home, consult your appliance dealer
or local power company.
• Use only a grounded or polarized outlet. For your safety, this TV is equipped with a polarized
alternating current line plug having one blade wider than the other. This plug will fit into the
power outlet only one way. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try
reversing the plug. If the plug still does not fit, contact your electrician to replace your outlet.
SAFETY
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• Protect the power cord. Power supply cords should be routed so that they won’t be walked on
or pinched by objects placed on or against them. Pay particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the unit.
• Unplug the TV from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system during a lightning storm or when left unattended and unused for long periods of time. This will prevent damage to the unit due to lightning and power-line surges.
• Avoid overhead power lines. An outside antenna system should not be placed in the vicinity of
overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits or where it can fall into such
power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, be extremely careful to keep
from touching the power lines or circuits. Contact with such lines can be fatal.
• Do not overload the wall outlet or extension cords. Overloading can result in fire or electric
shock.
• Do not insert anything through the openings in the unit, where they can touch dangerous voltage points or damage parts. Never spill liquid of any kind on the TV.
• Ground outdoor antennas. If an outside antenna or cable
system is connected to the TV, be sure the antenna or
cable system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up static
charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code,
ANSI/NFPA No.70-1984, provides information about
proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge
unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna
discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode.
EXAMPLE OF
ANTENNA GROUNDING
ANTENNA
LEAD IN WIRE
GROUND CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING
CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
• Do not attempt to service the TV yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Unplug the unit from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
- when the power-supply cord or plug is damaged
- if liquid has been spilled on the unit or if objects have fallen into the unit
- if the TV has been exposed to rain or water
- if the TV does not operate normally by following the operating instructions
- if the TV has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged
- when the TV exhibits a distinct change in performance
• If you make adjustments yourself, adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions. Adjusting other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive
work by a qualified technician to restore the TV to normal.
• When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician uses replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or those that have the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in additional damage to the unit.
• Upon completion of any service or repairs to this TV, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the TV is in a safe operating condition.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation.
2 SAFETY
This television receiver provides display of television closed captioning in accordance with
§15.119 of the FCC rules.
CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Your New TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.1
List of Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1
Familiarizing Yourself with The TV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2
Front Panel Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2
Front Panel Jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.3
Rear Panel Jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.4
Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5
Chapter 2: Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1
Connecting VHF and UHF Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1
Antennas with 300-ohm Flat Twin Leads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1
Antennas with 75-ohm Round Leads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2
Separate VHF and UHF Antennas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2
Connecting Cable TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2
Cable without a Cable Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2
Connecting to a Cable Box that Descrambles
All Channels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3
Connecting to a Cable Box that Descrambles
some Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3
Connecting a VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.4
Connecting an S-VHS VCR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.6
Connecting a Second VCR to Record from the TV . . . . . . . 2.7
Connecting a DVD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.7
Connecting a Camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.8
Installing Batteries in the Remote Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.9
Chapter 3: Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1
Turning the TV On and Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1
Plug & Play Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1
Viewing the Menus and On-Screen Displays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.3
Viewing the Menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.3
Viewing the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.3
Selecting a Menu Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.4
Memorizing the Channels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5
Selecting the Video Signal-source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5
Storing Channels in Memory (Automatic Method) . . . . . . . 3.6
Adding and Erasing Channels (Manual Method) . . . . . . . . 3.7
Changing Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8
Using the Channel Buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8
Directly Accessing Channels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8
Using the PRE-CH Button to select the Previous Channel. . 3.8
Adjusting the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8
Using Mute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8
Labeling the Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.9
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.10
Option 1: Setting the Clock Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.10
Option 2: Using the Local PBS Channel to
Automatically Set the TV Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.11
Customizing the Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.13
Using Automatic Picture Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.14
Customizing the Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.15
Using Automatic Sound Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.16
Setting The On/Off Melody. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.17
Viewing a VCR or Camcorder Tape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.18
CONTENTS
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CONTENTS
Chapter 4: Special Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1
Customizing Your Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1
Setting Up Your Remote Control to Operate Your VCR. . . . 4.1
Setting Up Your Remote Control to
Operate Your Cable Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.3
Fine Tuning Channels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.4
Digital Noise Reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5
Changing the Screen Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.6
Using the R.Surf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.7
Setting the On/Off Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.8
Setting the Sleep Timer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.9
Sound Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.10
Choosing a Multi-Channel Sound (MTS) Soundtrack. . . . . 4.10
Extra sound settings
(Turbo Sound, Surround, or Auto Volume) . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.11
Viewing Closed Captions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.12
Using the V-Chip (Option) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.13
Setting Up Your Personal ID Number (PIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.13
How to Enable/Disable the V-Chip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.14
How to Set up Restrictions Using the “TV guidelines” . . . . 4.14
How to Set up Restrictions using the MPAA Ratings:
G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17, X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.16
How to Reset the TV after the V-Chip Blocks
a Channel (“Emergency Escape”) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.17
Chapter 5: Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.1
Identifying Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.1
Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.1
Cleaning and Maintaining Your TV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.1
Using Your TV in Another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.1
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.1
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CONTENTS
Chapter One
YOUR NEW TV
List of Features
Your TV was designed with the latest technology. This TV is a high-performance unit that
includes the following special features:
• Easy-to-use remote control
• Easy-to-use on-screen menu system
• Automatic timer to turn the TV on and off
• Adjustable picture and sound settings that can be stored in the TV’s memory
• Automatic channel tuning for up to 181 channels
• A special filter to reduce or eliminate reception problems
• Fine tuning control for the sharpest picture possible
• A built-in multi-channel sound decoder for stereo and bilingual listening
• Built-in, dual channel speakers
• A special sleep timer
• Headphone jack for private listening
• 16:9 letter box format available depending upon source
CHAPTER ONE: YOUR NEW TV
1.1
YOUR NEW TV
Familiarizing Yourself with The TV
Front Panel Buttons
The buttons on the front panel control your TV’s basic features, including the on-screen
menu. To use the more advanced features, you must use the remote control.
ΠMENU
Press to see an on-screen menu of
your TV's features.
´ VOLUME – , +
Press to increase or decrease the
volume. Also used to select items on
the on-screen menu.
ˇ CH ▼ and CH ▲
Press to change channels. Also press
to highlight various items on the
on-screen menu.
ˆ POWER & TIMER indicator
When the TV is turned on, the POWER
& TIMER indicator blinks ten times.
This indicator illuminates when the
TIMER mode is set to the “On” position
after setting the clock and either the On
timer or Off timer, with the remote control. Even if the power is turned off, this
indicator stays lit. (Clock must be set
before using this function.)
Ø POWER
Press to turn the TV on and off.
¨ Remote Control
Sensor
Aim the remote control towards this
spot on the TV.
1.2
CHAPTER ONE: YOUR NEW TV
YOUR NEW TV
Front Panel Jacks
You can use the front panel jacks to connect an A/V component that is used only occasionally, such as a camcorder or video game. (For information on connecting equipment,
see pages 2.1 – 2.8.)
ΠHEADPHONE JACK
Connect a set of external headphones to this jack
for private listening.
ˇ AUDIO INPUTS
Used to connect the audio signals from a camcorder or video game.
´ VIDEO INPUT
Used to connect a video signal from a camcorder
or a video game.
CHAPTER ONE: YOUR NEW TV
1.3
YOUR NEW TV
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 laserdisc player.
Because there are two sets of input jacks, you can connect two different A/V
components (i.e., a VCR and a laserdisc, 2 VCRs, etc.)
For more information on connecting equipment, see pages 2.1 – 2.8.
ΠVIDEO INPUT jack
Video signals from VCRs, DVD
players and similar devices.
¨ SUPER VIDEO INPUT jack
S-Video signal from an S-VHS VCR or DVD player.
ˆ DVD VIDEO INPUT jacks
´ AUDIO INPUTS(INPUT1 and 2)/
DVD AUDIO INPUTS(INPUT 2)
Audio signals from VCRs, DVD players and similar
devices.
Use these jacks to connect the audio signals
from a DVD player when using the DVD video
input jacks. When not using the DVD jacks, these
audio jacks function as audio for Video 2 or SVIDEO).
• For models TXL3276/TXL3676
ˇ AUDIO-VIDEO MONITOR
OUTPUT jacks
These audio-video signals are identical to A/V
signals being displayed on the big screen.
(Typically used as the input signals for a recording VCR.)
1.4
CHAPTER ONE: YOUR NEW TV
Connect video from a DVD player.
Note: Only black and white signals are output
from a monitor in DVD mode.
• For models TXL3276/TXL3676
Ø VHF/UHF
Connect to an antenna or to a cable TV system.
YOUR NEW TV
Remote Control
You can use the remote control up to about 23 feet from the TV. When using the remote,
always point it directly at the TV.
You can also use your remote control to operate your VCR and cable box. See page 4.1 for
details.
Note: The buttons that are not described below do not function.
ΠPOWER
Turns the TV on and off.
´ Number buttons
Press to select channels directly
on the TV.
˝ TV
Press to use your remote control
to operate your TV.
VCR
Press to use your remote control
to operate your VCR.
+100
Press to select channels over 100.
For example, to select
channel 121, press “+100,” then
press “2” and “1.”
ˇ P.SIZE
Press to change the screen size.
Your choices are Normal screen,
Zoom screen or Wide screen.
¨ R.SURF
Press the R.SURF button to automatically return to a preferred
channel after a user-preset time
delay.
ˆ SLEEP
Press to select a preset time interval for automatic shutoff.
Ø TURBO
Press to turn the TURBO sound On
or Off.
∏ MUTE
Press to temporarily cut off
the sound.
” CH▲ and CH▼
(Channel Up/Down)
Press CH▲ or CH▼ to change
channels. (Also used to highlight
selections on the on-screen
menus.)
’ P.STD
CABLE
Press to use your remote control
to operate a cable box.
SET
Use this button when you are setting up your remote control to
operate your VCR or cable box.
Ô PRE-CH
Tunes to the previous channel.
 MTS (Multichannel
Television Stereo)
Press to choose stereo, mono or
Separate Audio Program (SAP
broadcast).
Ò DISPLAY
Press to see the time, channel,
etc., on-screen. Also press to exit
(quit) the menu system.
Ú VOL -, VOL
+
Press to increase or decrease the
volume. (Also used to make selections on the on-screen menus.)
Æ MENU
Displays the main on-screen
menu.
ı TV/VIDEO
Press to display all of the
available video sources (i.e.,
Antenna/cable, VCR).
Adjust the TV picture by selecting
one of the preset factory settings
(or select your personal, customized picture settings).
CHAPTER ONE: YOUR NEW TV
1.5
YOUR NEW TV
Remote Control
˜ VCR Controls
• REW (Rewind)
Press to rewind a tape in your
VCR.
• STOP
Press this button to stop a tape
during play, record, rewind or
fast forward. If the button is
pressed during Full-Automatic
play, the function will be cancelled.
• PLAY
Press the PLAY button to play
back prerecorded tapes.
• F. F
Press to fast forward the tape in
your VCR.
• PAUSE
Press to pause your VCR’s tape.
1.6
CHAPTER ONE: YOUR NEW TV
2
C h a p t e r Tw o
I N S TA L L AT I O N
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 2.2.
If you have two antennas, see “Separate
VHF and UHF Antennas,” on page 2.2.
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 the 300-75
ohm adaptor (not supplied). Use a screwdriver to tighten the screws.
2
Plug the adaptor into the
VHF/UHF terminal on the
bottom of the back
panel.
CHAPTER TWO: INSTALLATION
2.1
I N S TA L L AT I O N
Antennas with 75-ohm Round Leads
1
Plug the antenna lead
into the VHF/UHF
terminal on the bottom
of the back panel.
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-adaptor (available at most electronics shops).
1
Connect both antenna
leads to the combiner.
2
Plug the combiner into
the VHF/UHF terminal
on the bottom of the
rear panel.
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 view unscrambled cable
channels.
▼
1
Plug the incoming cable
into the VHF/UHF
antenna terminal on
back of the TV.
2.2
CHAPTER TWO: INSTALLATION
I N S TA L L AT I O N
Connecting to a Cable Box that Descrambles All Channels
Find the cable that is
connected to the
ANTENNA OUT terminal
on your cable box.
This terminal might be labeled
“ANT OUT,” “VHF OUT,” or simply,
“OUT.”
▼
1
2
Connect the other end
of this cable to the
VHF/UHF antenna
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
coaxial cable. (These items are available at most electronics stores.)
Find and disconnect the
cable that is connected
to the ANTENNA IN
terminal on your
cable box.
This terminal might be labeled
“ANT IN,” “VHF IN,” or simply,
“IN.”
▼
1
2
Connect this cable to a
two-way splitter.
3
Connect a coaxial cable
between an OUTPUT
terminal on the splitter
and the IN terminal on
the cable box.
CHAPTER TWO: INSTALLATION
2.3
I N S TA L L AT I O N
4
Connect a coaxial cable
between the ANTENNA
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 coaxial
cable between the OUT
terminal on the RF (A/B)
switch and the VHF/UHF
terminal on the rear of
the TV.
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.)
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 2.1-2.3). Skip step 1 if you have not yet
connected to an antenna or a cable system.
1
Unplug the cable or
antenna from the back
of the TV.
2
Connect the cable or
antenna to the
ANTENNA IN terminal
on the back of the VCR.
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3
Connect a coaxial cable
between the ANTENNA
OUT terminal on the
VCR and the antenna
terminal on the TV.
A coaxial cable is usually included with a VCR. (If not, check your local electronics
store).
4
Connect a set of audio
cables between the
AUDIO OUT jacks on the
VCR and the AUDIO
jacks on the TV.
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. If your VCR is stereo, you must connect two cables.
5
Connect a video cable
between the VIDEO OUT
jack on the VCR and the
VIDEO jack on the TV.
Follow the instructions in “Viewing a VCR or Camcorder Tape” to view your VCR tape.
Note: This figure shows the Standard connector-jack panel. The actual configuration for
your TV may be different.
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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.)
1
To begin, follow steps
1–3 in the previous
section to connect the
antenna or cable to your
VCR and your TV.
2
Connect a set of audio
cables between the
AUDIO OUT jacks on the
VCR and the 2 AUDIO
INPUT jacks on the TV.
Make sure the jacks you are using are underneath the number “2.”
3
Connect an S-video
cable between the
S-VIDEO OUT jack on
the VCR and the
S-VIDEO INPUT
jack on the TV.
An S-video cable is usually included with an S-VHS VCR. (If not, check your local
electronics store.)
Note: This figure shows the Standard connector-jack panel. The actual configuration for
your TV may be different.
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Connecting a Second VCR to Record from the TV
Your TV can send out signals of its picture and sound to be recorded by a second VCR.
To do this, connect your second VCR as follows:
1
Connect a set of audio
cables between the
AUDIO OUT jacks on the
TV and the AUDIO IN
jacks on the VCR.
(The VCR input jacks might be either on the front or on back of the VCR.)
2
Connect a video cable
between the VIDEO OUT
jack on the TV and the
VIDEO IN jack on the
VCR.
Refer to your VCR’s instructions for more information about how to record using this kind
of connection.
Note: This figure shows the Standard connector-jack panel. The actual configuration for
your TV may be different.
Connecting a DVD Player
(For models TXL3276/TXL3676)
The rear panel jacks on your TV make it easy to connect a DVD player to your TV.
1
Connect a set of audio
cables between the
AUDIO INPUT 2 jacks on
the TV and the AUDIO
OUT jacks on the DVD
player.
2
Connect a video cable
between the DVD-IN (Y,
Pb, Pr) jacks on the TV
and the DVD-OUT (Y, Pb,
Pr) jacks on the DVD
player.
Note: For an explanation
of Component video, see
your DVD player's
owner's manual.
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Connecting a Camcorder
The front panel jacks on your TV make it easy to connect a camcorder to your TV. They
allow you to view the camcorder tapes without using a VCR. (Also see “Viewing a VCR or
Camcorder Tape” on page 3.17)
1
Locate the A/V output
jacks on the camcorder.
They are usually found
on the side or back of
the camcorder.
2
Connect an audio cable
between the AUDIO
OUTPUT jack on the
camcorder and the
AUDIO terminals on the
front of the TV.
3
Connect a video cable
between the VIDEO
OUTPUT jack on the
camcorder and the
VIDEO terminal on the
front of the TV.
The audio-video cables shown here are usually included with a Camcorder. (If not, check
your local electronics store.) If your camcorder is stereo, you need to connect a set of two
cables.
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Installing Batteries in the Remote Control
1
Slide the cover out completely.
Make sure to match the “+” and
“–” ends of the batteries with the
diagram inside the compartment.
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2
Install two AA size
batteries.
Remove the batteries and store
them in a cool, dry place if you won’t
be using the remote control for a
long time.
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3
Replace the cover.
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.)
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Turning the TV On and Off
Press POWER.
You can also use the POWER button on the front panel.
Plug & Play Feature
When the TV is initially powered On, five basic customer settings proceed automatically and
subsequently: Setting the language, Video signal source, Ant. input check, Auto program
and Clock.
1
Press POWER button on the
remote control.
The message “Plug & Play” is
displayed.
It flickers for a little while and
then the “Language” menu is
automatically displayed.
2
Press VOL+ or VOL- to select
the desired language. Press
MENU to enter the language,
and then the “Channel” menu
is automatically displayed.
3
Press VOL+ or VOL- to select
the desired video signal
source.
Press MENU to enter the video
signal source, and then the
“Ant. Input check” is automatically displayed.
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4
Make sure that the antenna is
connected to the TV. And then
Press VOL+ or VOLto activate "Auto Program" or
press MENU to skip.
(refer to “Auto program” on
page 3.6.)
5
Press VOL+ or VOL- to move to
the hour or minute. Set the
hour or minute by pressing
CH▲ or CH▼.
(refer to “Setting the clock” on
page 3.10.)
6
When you have finished,
press the MENU button.
The message “Enjoy your
watching” is displayed.
7
If you want to reset this feature
(1) Press MENU button.
(2) Press CH▼ three times to
select the Function menu
and press VOL+ .
(3) Press CH▼ to select Plug &
Play and press VOL+.
The message “Plug & Play”
is displayed.
Note: Plug & Play feature doesn’t work when the V-chip
on or when in the A/V mode.
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Viewing the Menus and On-Screen Displays
Viewing the Menus
The on-screen menus disappear
from the screen after thirty seconds.
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1
With the power on,
press MENU.
The main menu appears
on the screen. Its left
side has four icons:
Picture, Sound, Channel,
and Function.
Use the CH▲ and CH▼ buttons to highlight one of the 4 icons.
Then press VOL+ to access the icon’s sub-menu.
You can also use the MENU,
CHANNEL, and VOLUME buttons
on the control panel of the TV to
make selections.
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2
3
Press MENU to exit.
Viewing the Display
The display identifies the current channel and the status
of certain audio-video settings.
Press DISPLAY
on the remote control.
The on-screen display
shows any or all of the
following: Active channel, the channel label,
video source, the time,
and the time remaining
on the sleep timer.
(“*” indicates a channel
has been manually fine
tuned.)
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The on-screen displays
disappear after ten seconds.
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O P E R AT I O N
Selecting a Menu Language
1
Press MENU to display
the menu.
Press CH ▼ three times
to select “Function.”
2
Press VOL + to display
the “Function” menu.
3
Press VOL + to select the appropriate language: English,
Spanish, or French.
4
Press MENU twice to exit.
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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 MENU to
display the menu.
2
Press CH ▼ two times to
select “Channel.”
3
Press VOL +.
The first line of the menu
is selected.
4
Repeatedly press VOL +
to cycle through these
choices:
ANT (antenna)
STD, HRC or IRC (all
cable TV).
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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Storing Channels in Memory (Automatic Method)
1
First, select the correct
signal source (ANT, STD,
HRC, IRC). See steps 1~4
on previous page.
Press MENU, then press
CH ▼ twice to select
“Channel.”
Press VOL + to access
the Channel sub-menu.
2
Press CH ▼ to select
“Auto program”.
▼
The TV automatically cycles
through all of the available channels
and stores them in memory. This
takes about one to two minutes.
Press MENU at any time to interrupt
the memorization process and return
to the Channel menu.
3
Press VOL +.
The TV will begin
memorizing all of the
available channels.
4
After all the available
channels are stored, the
Auto program menu
reappears. Press MENU
twice to exit.
Note: Channel auto program does not function when the
V-chip is active.
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Adding and Erasing Channels (Manual Method)
1
Press MENU, then press
CH ▼ twice to select
“Channel”.
Press VOL+ to access
the channel sub-menu.
2
Press CH ▲ or CH ▼ to
select “Add/Erase”.
Press VOL+.
3
Press VOL+.
Press CH ▲/▼ or the
number buttons to select
the channel you want to
add or erase.
Press MENU.
4
Press CH ▲ or CH ▼ to
select “Select”.
Press VOL+ or VOL- to
select “Added” or
“Erased”.
Press MENU three times
to exit.
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Changing Channels
Using the Channel Buttons
1
Press the CH ▲ or CH ▼ button to change channels.
When you press CH ▲ or CH ▼, 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.
Directly Accessing Channels
Use the number buttons to quickly tune to any channel.
1
Press the number buttons to go directly to a channel.
For example, to select channel 27, press “2,” then “7.”
The TV will change channels when you press the
second number.
When you use the number buttons, you can directly select channels that were
either erased or not memorized.
To select a channel over 100, press the +100 button. (For channel 122, press
“+100,” then “2,” then “2.”)
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
Press PRE-CH.
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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1
Adjusting the Volume
Press VOL + or – VOL to increase or decrease the volume.
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 “Mute” will appear in the lower-left corner of the
screen.
2
To turn mute off, press MUTE again, or simply press either
the VOL – or VOL + button.
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Labeling the Channels
Use this feature to assign an easy-to-remember label to any channel (i.e., “CBS”, “ESPN”,
“PBS2”, CNN1”, etc.) A label consists of four fields, where each field is a letter, a number, “*”, or a blank. When the DISPLAY button is pressed, the channel label will appear
next to the channel number.
1
Press CH ▲ or CH ▼ to tune to
the channel that will be
labeled.
Press MENU to display the
menu.
Press CH ▼ twice to select
“Channel”.
Press VOL +.
3
Press CH ▼ five times to select
“Labeling”.
Press VOL + to begin labeling.
The left-most field will be highlighted.
(Each label has four fields. See
top paragraph.)
4
Press the CH ▲ or CH ▼ button to select a letter, a number,
“*”, or a blank. (Pressing CH ▲
results in this sequence:
A,B,...Z,*, blank,0,1,...9).
5
Press VOL+ to switch to the
next field, which will be highlighted. Select a second letter
or digit using the CH ▲ and CH
▼ buttons, as above.
Repeat the process to select
the last two digits.
Press MENU twice to set the label and clear the menus from
the screen.
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Note: You cannot select
“Labeling” in the A/V mode.
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Setting the Clock
Setting the clock is necessary in order to use the various timer features of the TV. Also,
you can check the time while watching the TV. (Just press Display.)
Option 1: Setting the Clock Manually
1
Press the MENU button
to display the on-screen
menu.
Press CH ▼ three times
to select “Function.”
Press VOL +.
2
Press CH ▼ three times
to select Time menu.
Press VOL + : The Time
menu will appear on the
screen, and “Clock” will
be highlighted (blue
color).
When selecting the hours, be sure
to select the proper time of day (AM
or PM).
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3
Press VOL + again (the
hours digits will be highlighted). Press CH ▲ or
CH ▼ repeatedly until
the correct hour
appears.
You can change the hours by pressing
CH ▲ or CH ▼ repeatedly (or by
holding down either of these buttons).
After the hour is entered,
press VOL +. (at this
point the minutes digits
will be highlighted).
The time will appear every time
you press DISPLAY.
▼
4
Press the CH ▲ or CH ▼
button to select the
correct minutes.
After selecting the
correct minutes, press
VOL +.
Press MENU three times
to exit.
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Option 2: Using the Local PBS Channel to Automatically Set the
TV Clock
1
Press the MENU button
to display the menu.
Press CH ▼ three times
to select “Function.”
Press VOL +.
2
Press CH ▼ four times
to select “Auto clock
set” menu.
Press VOL + .
3
Press VOL + to select
Auto clock set “On”.
4
Press CH ▼ to select
“PBS channel”. While
“PBS channel” is selected, press VOL + to activate the channel-number
field.
Press the CH ▲ and CH
▼ to select your local
PBS channel.
Press MENU.
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5
Press CH ▼ to select
“Time zone”. While
“Time zone” is selected,
press either VOL+ or
VOL- to change the Time
zone.
Sequence: ATL., EAST,
CEN., MTN., PAC., ALAS.,
HAW.
6
Press CH ▼ to select
“DST”(Daylight saving
time). While “DST” is
selected, press VOL+ or
VOL- to indicate “Yes” or
“No”.
The clock is set.
Press MENU three times
to exit.
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Customizing the Picture
You can use the on-screen menus to change the contrast, brightness, tint, color, and
sharpness according to personal preference. (Alternatively, you can use one of the
“automatic” settings. See next page.)
1
Press MENU to display
menu.
2
Press VOL – or VOL +
repeatedly, until the word
“Custom” is selected.
(When Custom is highlighted, the words
“Adjust” will appear on
the screen.)
3
Press CH ▼ to select
“Adjust”, then press
VOL+. (The words
Contrast, Brightness,
Sharpness, Color, and
Tint will appear on the
screen.)
Press CH ▲ or CH ▼ to
select a particular item.
▼
After adjusting an item, the gauge
will automatically disappear (after
about 5 seconds).
4
Press VOL – or VOL + to
increase or decrease
the value of a particular
item. For example, if you
select “Brightness,”
pressing VOL + increases it.
Press MENU four times
to exit.
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Using Automatic Picture Settings
Your Samsung TV has three automatic picture settings (“Standard”, “Natural”, and
“Mild”) that are preset at the factory. You can activate either Standard or Mild by pressing
P.Mode (or by making a selection from the menu). Or, you can select “Custom” which
automatically recalls your personalized picture settings.
1
Press MENU to
display the menu.
Press VOL +.
2
Press VOL - or VOL + to
select the “Standard,”
“Natural,” “Mild,” or
“Custom” picture setting.
•
•
•
•
Choose Standard for the standard factory settings.
Natural: Optimal indoor screen condition.
Choose Mild (“Mild Contrast”) when viewing the TV in low light, or when
playing video games.
Choose Custom if you want to adjust the settings accordings to personal
preference (see “Customizing the Picture, page 3.13).
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Customizing the Sound
You can use the on-screen menus to adjust the bass, treble, and balance according to
individual preference. (Alternatively, you can use one of the “automatic” settings. See
next page.)
1
Press MENU to display
the menu.
Press CH ▼ to select
the “Sound” menu.
2
Press VOL - or VOL +
repeatedly, until the
word “Custom” is
selected. (When Custom
is selected, the words
“Adjust” will appear on
the screen.
3
Press CH ▼ to select
“Adjust”, then press
VOL+. (The words Bass,
Treble, and Balance will
appear on the screen.)
Press CH ▲ or CH ▼ to
select a particular item
to be changed.
4
Press VOL – or VOL + to
increase or decrease the
value of a particular item.
For example, if you select
“Bass,” pressing VOL +
increases it.
Press MENU three times
to exit.
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Using Automatic Sound Settings
Your TV has four automatic sound settings (“Standard,” “Music,” “Movie,” and “Speech”)
that are preset at the factory. You can activate any of them by making a selection from the
on-screen menu. Or, you can select “Custom,” which automatically recalls your personalized
sound settings.
1
Press MENU to display
the menu.
Press CH▼ once to
select the “Sound”
menu.
2
Press VOL - or VOL +
repeatedly to select the
“Standard,” “Music,”
“Movie,” “Speech” or
“Custom” sound settings.
•
•
•
•
•
Choose Standard for the standard factory settings.
Choose Music when watching music videos or concerts.
Choose Movies when watching movies.
Choose Speech when watching a show that is mostly dialogue (i.e., news).
Choose Custom to recall your personalized settings.
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Setting The On/Off Melody
You can hear clear melody sound when the TV is powered on or Off.
1
Press MENU to display
the menu.
Press CH ▼ to select
the “Sound” menu.
2
Press VOL - or VOL +
repeatedly, until the
word “Custom” is
selected. (When Custom
is selected, the words
“Adjust” will appear on
the screen.
3
Press CH ▼ to select
“Adjust”, then press
VOL+.
4
Press CH ▼ to select
“Melody”, then press
VOL+ or VOL– to select
“On” or “Off”.
Press MENU three times
to exit.
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Viewing a VCR or Camcorder Tape
You must select the appropriate mode in order to view the VCR or
Camcorder signal on the TV.
1
Press MENU to display
the menu.
Press CH ▼ twice to
select “Channel”, then
press VOL+.
2
Press CH ▼ twice to
select “TV/AV”.
3
Press VOL+ or VOL-.
You will switch
between viewing the
signals coming from
equipment connected
to the TV’s A/V jacks,
and the TV signal.
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Customizing Your Remote Control
Your TV comes equipped with a “universal” remote control. In addition to
controlling the TV, the universal remote can also operate a VCR and a cable box (even if
your VCR and cable box are made by manufacturers other than Samsung).
Setting Up Your Remote Control to Operate Your VCR
1
Turn off your VCR.
2
On your Samsung remote control, press SET.
Press the VCR button on the top right of your remote control.
The remote control has three
“modes”: “TV,” “VCR”, and “Cable”
Press the “VCR” button to switch the
remote control to the “VCR” mode.
▼
3
Make sure you enter both digits of
the code, even if the first digit is a “0.”
If more than one code listed, try the
first one.
▼
4
Enter both digits of the VCR code listed on the next page for
your brand of VCR.
If your VCR does not turn on,
repeat steps 2, 3, and 4, but try one
of the other codes listed for the
brand of your particular VCR.
If no other codes are listed, try each
code, 000 through 72.
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5
Press the POWER button on the remote control. Your VCR
should turn on. If your VCR turns on, your remote control is
now set correctly.
When your remote control is in
the “VCR” mode, the volume buttons
still control your TV’s volume.
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6
Once your remote control is set up, press the VCR button any
time you want to use the remote to operate your VCR.
When your remote is in the “TV”
mode, the VCR control buttons (PLAY,
PAUSE, etc.) will still operate your
VCR.
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VCR Codes
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4.2
S P E C I A L F E AT U R E S
Setting Up Your Remote Control to Operate Your Cable Box
1
Turn off your cable
box.
2
On your Samsung remote control, press SET.
The remote control has three
“modes”: “TV,” “VCR,” and
“CABLE”.
Press the “CABLE” button to switch
the remote control to the “Cable”
mode.
Make sure you enter both digits
of the code, even if the first digit is a
“0.” (If more than one code listed,
try the first one.)
▼
3
Press the CABLE button on the top right of your remote control.
Enter both digits of the cable box code listed below for your
brand of cable box.
▼
4
If your cable box does not turn
on, repeat steps 2, 3, and 4, but try
one of the other codes listed for your
particular brand of cable box. (If no
other codes are listed, try each cable
box code, 00 through 35.)
▼
5
Press POWER. Your cable box should turn on. If your cable
box turns on, your remote control is now “set up” correctly.
When your remote control is
in the “CABLE” mode, the volume
buttons still control your TV’s volume. Also, the VCR control buttons
(PLAY, PAUSE, etc.) will still operate
your VCR.
▼
6
Once your remote control is set up, press the MODE button
any time you want to use the remote to operate your cable
box.
Cable Box
Codes
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Fine Tuning Channels
Use fine tuning to manually adjust a particular channel for optional reception.
1
Select the appropriate
channel.
Press MENU to display
the menu.
Press CH ▼ twice to
select the “Channel”
menu.
2
Press VOL+ to select
Channel menu.
Press CH ▼ three times
to select “Fine tune”.
After you adjust the fine tuning,
“*” will appear when you press DISPLAY while watching this channel.
▼
3
Press VOL+ and VOL- to
adjust the fine tuning.
Press the MENU button to
resume normal viewing.
▼
4
To store the fine tuning
setting in the TV’s memory, press CH ▲. ( “*”
will appear).
To reset the fine tuning
to “oo”, press CH ▼.
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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 MENU to display
the menu.
Press VOL + to select
the “Picture” menu.
2
Press CH ▼ three times
to select "Digital NR."
▼
Pressing VOL- or VOL+ will
alternate between “On” and “Off”.
3
Press VOL + or VOL - to
select Digital NR “On”.
Press MENU twice to
exit.
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Changing the Screen Size
1
Press MENU to display
the menu.
Press VOL + to select
the “Picture” menu.
2
Press CH ▼ twice to
select "Size."
3
Press VOL + or VOL repeatedly to select
“Normal”, “Zoom”, or
“Wide”.
Press MENU twice to
exit.
•
•
•
Normal : Sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode. This is a standard TV screen size.
Zoom : Magnifies the size of the picture on-screen.
Wide : Sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode.
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Using the R.Surf
This feature allows you to set the TV to return to a particular channel after a certain
amount of time. For example, you may be watching a channel when commercials
start. You can set the R.Surf to “5 minutes”, then switch channels. After minutes,
the TV will return to the original channel. To use the R.Surf:
1
While you are watching
the channel to which
you want to return,
press R.SURF . The onscreen display will read
“Surf off”.
2
Press R.SURF again to
set the timer in thirty
second intervals, up to
five minutes.
3
The time you set will begin counting down on the screen.
When the time runs out, the TV will return to the channel you
were watching when you set the timer.
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Setting the On/Off Timer
Before using the timer, you must
set the TV’s clock. (See “Setting the
Clock” on page 3.10).
▼
1
Press MENU to display
the menu.
Press CH ▼ three times
to select "Function"
menu.
When any of the timers are set, the
“Timer” LED will illuminate (front
panel of TV.)
2
Press VOL+ to select the
“Function” sub-menu.
Press CH ▼ three times
to select "Time".
Press VOL+.
When you set the hours, make
sure the correct time of day (AM or
PM) appears to the left of the hour.
▼
3
Press CH ▼ to select
"On time".
Press VOL+ to select
the “On time” hours.
(The hours digits will be
highlighted.)
Press CH ▲ or CH ▼
repeatedly to select the
appropriate hours (i.e.,
the hour when the TV
will turn on.)
4
Press VOL+ to select
the “On time” minutes.
(The minutes digits will
be highlighted.)
Press CH ▲ or CH ▼ to
select the appropriate
minutes.
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▼
To deactivate the “On time,”
select “Off” during this step.
5
Press VOL + to
select “On/Off.”
Press CH ▲ (or CH ▼)
to turn the on-timer
“On.” (Repeatedly
pressing CH ▲ or
CH ▼ will alternate
between on and off.)
6
When finished, press
VOL +.
▼
If no function buttons
(including remote control buttons or
front panel buttons) are operated for
three hours after the TV is turned on
with the “On time” feature, the TV
will be automatically turned off.
7
To set the Off time, press
CH ▼ to select “Off
time.”
Press VOL + and set the
hours and minutes.
(Follow the same procedure as in steps 1~6
above.)
8
When finished setting the timer, press MENU three times to
exit.
Setting the Sleep Timer
The sleep timer automatically shuts off the TV after a preset time
(from 10 to 180 minutes).
▼
After about 5 seconds, the sleep
display will disappear from the
screen, and the time interval will be
set.
1
Press the SLEEP button on the remote control.
2
Press SLEEP repeatedly until the appropriate time interval
appears (any of the preset values from “Off” to “180”).
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Sound Features
Choosing a Multi-Channel Sound (MTS) Soundtrack
Depending on the particular program being broadcast, you can listen to Stereo, Mono,
or a Separate Audio Program. (SAP audio is usually a foreign-language translation.
Sometimes SAP has unrelated information like news or weather.)
1
Press MENU to display
the menu.
Press CH▼ once to
select the “Sound”
menu.
2
Press VOL + to select
the Sound menu.
Press CH▼ five times
to select “MTS”.
The text at the bottom of the
menu tells you if the incoming
audio is Stereo, SAP, or Mono.
▼
3
Press VOL + repeatedly
to select “Mono,”
“SAP,” or “Stereo.”
Press MENU twice to
exit
•
•
•
Choose Stereo for channels that are broadcasting in stereo.
Choose Mono for channels that are broadcasting in mono, or if you are
having difficulty receiving a stereo signal.
Choose SAP to listen to the Separate Audio Program, which is usually a
foreign-language translation.
You can also change the MTS setting by pressing the “MTS” button on the remote
control. (When you change channels, MTS is set to “Stereo” automatically.
To listen in ‘SAP’ or ‘Mono,’ change the MTS setting.)
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Extra sound settings (Turbo Sound, Surround, or Auto Volume )
• Turbo Sound
Turbo sound emphasizes the bass and treble frequencies to add fullness to the sound.
• Surround
Your Samsung TV can create a "surround" effect such that the sound seems to come
from all directions. Once the “Surround” is set to “On”, the setting applies to sound
effects such as Standard, Music, Movie and Speech.
• Auto Volume
Each broadcasting station has its own signal conditions, which can make it necessary
to adjust the volume every time the channel is changed. “Auto volume” lets you
automat-ically adjust the volume of the desired channel by lowering the sound output
when the modulation signal is high or by raising the sound output when the modulation sig-nal is low.
1
Press MENU to display
the menu.
Press CH▼ once to
select the “Sound”
menu.
2
Press VOL + to select
the Sound menu.
Press CH▼ twice to
select “Turbo sound”.
3
Press VOL + to select
“On”.
Press MENU twice to
exit
You can set Surround and Auto volume in the same way as setting Turbo
sound.
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Viewing Closed Captions
Your TV decodes and displays the closed captions that are broadcast with certain TV shows.
These captions are usually subtitles for the hearing impaired or foreign-language translations. All VCRs record the closed caption signal from television programs, so home-recorded video tapes also provide closed captions. Most pre-recorded commercial video tapes provide closed captions as well. Check for the closed caption symbol in your television schedule
and on the tape’s packaging:
.
1
Press MENU to display the
menu.
Press CH ▼ three times to
select the “Function” menu.
Press VOL+.
2
Press CH ▼ twice times to
select the “Caption” menu.
Press VOL+ to open the
Caption menu.
4
In caption mode, captions
appear at the bottom of the screen,
and they usually cover only a small
portion of the picture.
▼
Press VOL+ or VOL – to turn
closed captioning on/off.
Misspellings and unusual
characters sometimes occur during
closed caption transmissions, especially those of live events. There may be a
small delay before captions appear
when you change channels. These are
not malfunctions of the TV.
3
▼
Press CH ▼ to
highlight “Mode.”
Press VOL – or VOL + to
select “Caption” or
“Text.”
In text mode, information unrelated
to the program, such as news or
weather, is displayed. Text often
covers a large portion of the screen.
Different channels and fields
display different information: Field 2
carries additional information that
supplements the information in
Field 1. (For example, Channel 1
may have subtitles in English, while
Channel 2 has subtitles in Spanish.)
▼
5
Depending on the particular broadcast, it might be necessary to
make changes to “Channels” and “Field”:
Use the CH ▲, CH ▼, VOL + and VOL - buttons to make the
changes. (Follow the same procedure as in steps 3~4 above.)
Press MENU three times to exit.
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Using the V-Chip (Option)
The V-Chip feature automatically locks out programming that is deemed inappropriate for
children. The user must first enter a PIN (personal ID number) before any of the V-Chip
restrictions can be set up or changed.
Note : When the V-chip feature is active, channel-auto program features do not function.
Setting Up Your Personal ID Number (PIN)
1
Press MENU to display
the menu.
Press CH ▼ three times
to select the “Function”
menu.
Press VOL + .
2
Press CH ▼ five times
to select the “V-chip”
menu.
Press VOL+.
The “Enter pin” screen will appear. Enter your 4-digit PIN
number. Note: The default PIN number for a new TV set is
“0-0-0-0.”
3
After entering a valid PIN
number, the “V-chip”
screen will appear. Press
CH ▼ three times and highlight “Change pin.”
(Note: When a particular
field is highlighted, its color
turns BLUE.)
▼
Note: If you forget the PIN,
press the remote-control keys in the
following sequence, which resets the
pin to 0-0-0-0:
POWER OFF ➜ MUTE ➜ 8 ➜ 2 ➜
4 ➜ POWER ON.
4
While the “Change pin”
field is selected, press
VOL +. The Change pin
screen will appear.
Choose any 4-digits for
your PIN and enter them.
As soon as the 4 digits are entered, the “Confirm new pin”
screen appears. Re-enter the same 4 digits. When the
Confirm screen disappears, your PIN has been memorized.
Press MENU three times to exit.
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How to Enable/Disable the V-Chip
1
Press MENU to display
the menu.
Press CH ▼ three times
to select the “Function”
menu.
Press VOL + .
2
Press CH ▼ five times
to highlight the “V-chip”
menu.
Press VOL+ .
The “Enter pin” screen
will appear. Enter your
4-digit PIN number.
3
The “V-Chip” screen will
appear, and “V-Chip lock” will
be selected (turns blue color).
To enable the V-Chip feature,
press VOL + so that the “VChip lock” field is Yes.
(Pressing VOL + will alternate
between Yes and No.)
How to Set up Restrictions Using the “TV guidelines”
First, set up a personal identification number (PIN), and enable the V-Chip. (See previous
section.) Parental restrictions can be set up using either of two methods: The TV guidelines or the MPAA rating.
1
Press MENU to display
the menu.
Press CH ▼ three times
to select the “Function”
menu.
Press VOL + .
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2
Press CH ▼ five times to select the “V-chip”
menu.
Press VOL+ .
The “Enter pin” screen will appear. Enter
your 4-digit PIN number.
3
The “V-chip” screen will appear. Press the CH ▼
button, and highlight the field for “TV guidelines.”
(Note: When a particular field is
highlighted, its color turns BLUE.)
Note: These categories consist of
two separate groups: TV-Y and TV-Y7
(young children through age 7), and
TV-G through TV-MA (everybody
else).
▼
4
Press VOL +. The “TV guidelines”
screen will appear. Press the CH ▲,
CH ▼ buttons to highlight one of the
six age-based categories:
TV-Y
Young children
TV-Y7
Children 7 and over
-------------------------------------TV-G
General audience
TV-PG
Parent guidance
TV-14
Viewers 14 and over
TV-MA
Mature audience
The restrictions for these two groups
work independently: If a household
includes very young children as well
as young adults, the TV guidelines
must be set up separately for each age
group. (See next step.)
5
At this point, one of the TV-Ratings is highlighted (blue color).
Press the VOL + button: Depending on your existing setup, a letter “U” or “B” will start blinking.
(U= Unblocked, B= Blocked)
While the “U” or ”B” is red, press the CH ▲ or CH ▼ button to block or unblock the category.
Press MENU once to save the TV guidelines. A TV-Rating will be highlighted (BLUE), and no letters will blink. To exit
this screen, press MENU again. To select a different TV-Rating, press CH ▲ or CH ▼ and then repeat the process.
Note 1: The TV-Y7, TV-PG, TV-14 and TV-MA have additional options. See the next step to change
any of the following sub-ratings:
FV: Fantasy violence
D: Dialog
L: L
S: Sexual situation
V: Violence
Note 2: The V-Chip will automatically block certain categories that are “more restrictive.” For example, if you block
“TV-Y” category, then TV-Y7 will automatically be blocked. Similarly, if you block the TV-G category, then all the categories in the “young adult” group will be blocked (TV-G, TV-PG, TV-14 and TV-MA). The sub-ratings (D, L, S, V) work
together similarly. (See next section.)
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How to set the FV, D, L, S and V sub-ratings:
First, highlight one of these TV-Ratings: TV-Y7, TV-PG, TV-14 or TV-MA (See Step 4, on previous page).
Next, while the TV-Rating is highlighted (BLUE), repeatedly press the VOL + button. This will cycle through the
available sub-ratings (FV,L, S, D or V).
A blinking letter (“U” or “B”) will be displayed for each sub-rating. While the “U” or “B” is blinking, press
CH ▲ or CH ▼ to change the sub-rating.
Press MENU once to save the TV guidelines. A TV-Rating will be highlighted (BLUE), and no letters will blink.
To exit this screen, press MENU again. To select a different TV-Rating, press CH ▲ or CH ▼ and then repeat
the process.
Note: The V-chip will automatically block certain categories that are “More restrictive”. For example, if you
block “L” sub-rating in TV-PG, then the “L” sub-ratings in TV-14 and TV-MA will automatically be blocked.
7
Press the MENU button three times to clear all the screens. (Or proceed to the next section, and set up additional restrictions based on the MPAA codes).
How to Set up Restrictions using the MPAA Ratings: G, PG, PG13, R, NC-17, X
The MPAA rating system uses the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) system,
and its main application is for movies. (Eventually, movie videocassettes will be encoded
with MPAA ratings.) When the V-Chip lock is on, the TV will automatically block any
programs that are coded with objectionable ratings (either MPAA or TV-Ratings).
1
Press MENU to display the menu.
Press CH ▼ three times to select
the “Function” menu.
Press VOL + .
2
Press CH ▼ five times to select the
“V-chip” menu.
Press VOL+ .
The “Enter pin” screen will appear.
Enter your 4-digit PIN number.
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3
The “V-chip” screen will appear. Press the
CH ▼ button twice, and select “MPAA rating.”
4
While “MPAA rating” is selected, press
the VOL + button. The “MPAA rating”
screen will appear.
5
Repeatedly press the CH ▼
button to select a
particular MPAA category.
(When a category is
selected, its color changes to
blue.) Pressing the CH ▼ button
will cycle through the MPAA
categories:
G
General audience (no restrictions).
PG
Parental guidance suggested.
PG-13 PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned).
R
R (Restricted. Children under 17 should
be accompanied by an adult).
NC-17 No children under age 17.
X
X (Adults only).
NR
Not rated.
While a particular category is selected, press VOL + to activate it.
A letter (“U” or “B”) will be displayed. Press CH ▲ or CH ▼ to select “U” or”B”.
Press MENU four times to save the settings and to clear all screens.
Note: The V-Chip will automatically block any category that is “more restrictive.” For example, if you
block the “PG-13” category, then “R,” “NC-17,” and “X” will automatically be blocked also.
How to Reset the TV after the V-Chip
Blocks a Channel (“Emergency Escape”)
If the TV is tuned to a restricted channel, the V-Chip will block it. The screen will go blank and the following
message will appear: “Excessive rating.”
To resume normal viewing, tune to a different channel using the number buttons. Under certain conditions
(depending on the rating of the local TV programs) the V-Chip might lock out all the channels. In this case, use
the V-Chip function for an “emergency escape”:
Press MENU to display the menu. Press CH ▼ three times to select the “Function” menu and press VOL +.
Press CH ▼ five times to highlight the “V-chip” menu and press VOL +. Enter your PIN number, and press
VOL + to temporarily disable the V-Chip Lock.
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Chapter Five
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, then call your nearest service center.
Identifying Problems
Problem
Possible Solution
Poor picture
Try another channel.
Adjust the antenna.
Check all wire connections.
Poor sound quality.
Try another channel.
Adjust the antenna.
No picture or sound.
Try another channel.
Press the TV/VIDEO button.
Make sure the TV is plugged in.
Check the antenna connections.
No color, wrong colors or tints.
Make sure the program is broadcast in color.
Adjust the picture settings.
Picture rolls vertically.
Adjust the antenna.
Check all wire connections.
The TV operates erratically
Unplug the TV for 30 seconds, then try
operating it again.
The TV won’t turn on.
Make sure the wall outlet is working.
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Cleaning and Maintaining Your TV
With proper care, your TV unit will give you many years of service. Please follow these
guidelines to get the maximum performance from your TV.
Placement
• Do not place the TV near extremely hot, cold, humid or dusty places.
• Do not place the TV near appliances with electric motors that create magnetic fields,
such as vacuum cleaners.
• Keep the ventilation openings clear; do not place the TV on a soft surface, such as
cloth or paper.
• Place the TV in a vertical position only.
Liquids
• Do not handle liquids near or on the TV. Liquids that spill into it can cause serious
damage.
Cabinet
• Never open the cabinet or touch the parts inside.
• Wipe your TV with a clean, dry cloth. Never use water, cleaning fluids, wax, or
chemicals.
• Do not put heavy objects on top of the cabinet.
Temperature
• If your TV is suddenly moved from a cold to a warm place, unplug the power cord,
and allow at least two hours for moisture that may have formed inside the unit to dry
completely.
Using Your TV in Another Country
If you plan to take your TV with you to a foreign country, please be aware of the different
television systems that are in use around the world. A TV designed for one system may
not work properly with another system due to differences in the TV channel frequencies
Specifications
Model
Voltage
Frequency of Operation
Power Consumption
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TXK3276 / TXK3676 / TXL3276 / TXL3676
AC 120V
60Hz
140 Watts / 145 Watts / 140 Watts / 145 Watts