HW-H450
User manual
Wireless Audio - Soundbar
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FEATURES
FEATURES
TV SoundConnect
TV SoundConnect lets you listen to audio from your TV on your Soundbar via a Bluetooth connection and lets
you control the sound.
HDMI
HDMI transmits video and audio signals simultaneously, and provides a clearer picture.
The unit is also equipped with the ARC function which lets you listen to sound from your TV through the
Soundbar via an HDMI cable. This function is only available if you connect the unit to an ARC compliant TV.
3D SOUND
The 3D SOUND feature adds depth and spaciousness to your listening experience.
Wireless Subwoofer
Samsung’s wireless module does away with cables running between the main unit and the subwoofer.
Instead, the subwoofer connects to a compact wireless module that communicates with the main unit.
Special Sound Effects
You can select different Sound Effects - MUSIC / VOICE / SPORTS / CINEMA / STANDARD (Original Sound) depending on the type of content you want to enjoy.
Multi-function Remote Control
You can use the supplied remote control to control various operations with the simple press of a button.
USB Host Support
You can connect and play music files from external USB storage devices such as MP3 players, USB flash
memory, etc. using the Soundbar's USB HOST function.
Bluetooth Function
You can connect a Bluetooth device to the Soundbar and enjoy music with high quality stereo sound, all
without wires!
LICENSES
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories.
For DTS patents, see http://patents.dts.com. Manufactured under license from DTS Licensing Limited. DTS,
the Symbol, & DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks, and DTS 2.0 Channel is a trademark of
DTS, Inc. DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
SAFETY INFORMATION
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS ARE INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
CAUTION
The lighting flash and arrowhead within the
triangle indicates that there is dangerous
voltage Inside the product.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO
NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The explanation point within the triangle
indicates that there are important instructions
accompanying the product.
WARNING
• To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
• To prevent injury, this apparatus must be securely attached to the floor/wall in accordance with the installation instructions.
• This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive toxicity.
• To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
CAUTION
• Do not expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing. Do not put objects filled with liquids, such as vases on the apparatus.
• To turn this apparatus off completely, you must pull the power plug out of the wall socket. Consequently, the power plug
must be easily and readily accessible at all times.
This product satisfies FCC regulations when shielded cables and connectors are used to connect the unit to other equipment.
To prevent electromagnetic interference with electric appliances, such as radios and televisions, use shielded cables and
connectors for connections.
FCC NOTE (for U.S.A):
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet that is on a different circuit than the radio or TV.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Caution : FCC regulations state that any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may void the user's
authority to operate it.
Important Safety Instructions
Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Follow all the safety instructions listed below. Keep these
operating instructions handy for future reference.
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Read these instructions.
Keep these Instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer's instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug
does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
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Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachment/accessories specified
by the manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
ENG
SAFETY WARNINGS
SAFETY INFORMATION
PRECAUTIONS
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identification sticker located on the back of your product. Install your product horizontally, on a suitable base
(furniture), with enough space around it for ventilation (3~4 inches). Make sure the ventilation slots are not
covered. Do not place the unit on amplifiers or other equipment which may become hot. This unit is designed
for continuous use. To fully turn off the unit, disconnect the AC plug from the wall outlet. Unplug the unit if
you intend to leave it unused for a long period of time.
thunderstorms, disconnect the AC p
plug from
During thunderstorms
the wall outlet. Voltage peaks due to lightning could
damage the unit.
or other
Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight o
heat sources. This could lead to overheating and
cause the unit to malfunction.
Protect the product from moisture (i.e. vases), and
excess heat (e.g. a fireplace) or equipment creating
strong magnetic or electric fields. Disconnect the
power cable from the AC supply if the unit
malfunctions. Your product is not intended for
industrial use. It is for personal use only.
Condensation may occur if your product has been
stored in cold temperatures. If transporting the unit
during the winter, wait approximately 2 hours until
the unit has reached room temperature before using.
The batteries used with this product contain
chemicals that are harmful to the environment Do
not dispose of batteries in the general household
trash. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. Do not
short circuit, disassemble, or overheat the batteries.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
WARNING, DO NOT INGEST BATTERY, CHEMICAL BURN HAZARD, The remote control supplied
with this product contains a coin/button cell battery. If the coin/button cell battery is swallowed,
it can cause severe internal burns in just 2 hours and can lead to death. Keep new and used
batteries away from children. If the battery compartment does not close securely, stop using the
product and keep it away from children. If you think batteries might have been swallowed or placed inside
any part of the body, seek immediate medical attention.
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CONTENTS
CONTENTS
ENG
2
FEATURES
17 FUNCTIONS
2
Licenses
17
Input mode
17
ARC (HDMI OUT)
3
SAFETY INFORMATION
18
Bluetooth
3
Safety Warnings
20
TV SoundConnect
4
Precautions
21
USB
22
Software Update
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GETTING STARTED
6
Before reading the User’s Manual
6
What’s Included
7
DESCRIPTIONS
7
Top/Front Panel
8
Rear Panel
9
REMOTE CONTROL
9
Remote Control Buttons and Functions
23 TROUBLESHOOTING
24 APPENDIX
24
11 CONNECTIONS
11
Installing the Wall Mount
12
Detaching the Wall Mount
13
Connecting the Wireless Subwoofer
14
Attaching the Toroidal Ferrite Core to
the Power Cord of the Subwoofer
15
Connecting an External Device using an
HDMI cable
16
Connecting an External Device using
Audio (analog) cable or Optical (digital)
cable
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Specifications
GETTING STARTED
GETTING STARTED
BEFORE READING THE USER’S MANUAL
Note the following terms before reading the user manual.
+ Icons used in this manual
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Term
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Caution
Indicates a situation where a function does not operate or settings may be
canceled.
Note
Indicates tips or instructions on the page that help you operate a function.
+ Safety Instructions and Troubleshooting
1) Be sure to familiarize yourself with the Safety Instructions before using this product. (See page 3)
2) If a problem occurs, check Troubleshooting. (See page 23)
+ Copyright
2014 Samsung Electronics Co.,Ltd.
All rights reserved; no part of this user’s manual may be reproduced or copied without the prior written
permission of Samsung Electronics Co.,Ltd.
WHAT’S INCLUDED
Check for the supplied accessories shown below.
(Wall Mount L: 1EA)
(Wall Mount R: 1EA)
Remote Control / Lithium
Battery (3V : CR2032)
User Manual /
Quick Guide
(AH59-02631A /
4301-001042)
(AH68-02732A) /
(AH68-02707P)
Bracket-Wall Mount
(L : AH61-03833A /
R : AH61-03834A)
Wall Mount Guide
AH63-03710A
(Holder-screw1: 2EA)
(For Subwoofer
power cable 1EA)
(Holder-screw2: 2EA)
Holder-screw
(AH61-03342A/
6001-001961)
Power Cord
DC Adapter
Toroidal ferrite core
(3903-000598)
(BN44-00722A)
(3301-000144)
AUX Cable
USB Cable
(BN39-01286A)
(AH39-01270A)
● The appearance of the accessories may differ slightly from the illustrations above.
● Use the dedicated USB cable to connect external USB devices to the unit.
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DESCRIPTIONS
DESCRIPTIONS
ENG
TOP/FRONT PANEL
VOL -/+
Controls the volume level.
The numeric value of the volume level
appears in the front panel display.
(Power) Button
Turns the power on and off.
(Function) Button
Display
Selects the D.IN, AUX, HDMI, BT, TV,
USB input.
Displays the current mode.
● While the unit is powered on,
) button for more
pressing the (
than 3 seconds sets the button to
act as MUTE button. To cancel
)
MUTE button setup, press the (
button for more than 3 seconds
again.
● When you turn on this unit, there will be a 4 to 5 second delay before it produces sound.
● If you want to enjoy the sound only from the Soundbar, you must turn off the TV's speakers in the
Audio Setup menu of your TV. Refer to the owner's manual supplied with your TV.
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DESCRIPTIONS
REAR PANEL
HDMI IN
Inputs digital video and audio
signals simultaneously using an
HDMI cable. Use when
connecting a supported
external device.
(USB Port)
AUX IN
AUX IN
HDMI OUT(TV)
OPTICAL IN
HDMI IN
Connect to the Analog output
of an external device.
Connect USB devices such as
MP3 players here to play files
on the devices.
DC 24V (Power Supply In)
OPTICAL IN
Connect the DC power adaptor
to the power supply jack, and
then connect the AC power
adaptor plug to a wall outlet.
Connect to the digital (optical)
output of an external device.
HDMI OUT (TV)
Outputs digital video and audio
signals simultaneously using an
HDMI cable.
● When disconnecting the power cable of the AC power adaptor from the wall outlet, pull the plug.
Do not pull the cable.
● Do not connect this unit or other components to an AC outlet until all connections between
components are complete.
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REMOTE CONTROL
REMOTE CONTROL
SOURCE
Press to select a source connected to the Soundbar.
MUTE
You can turn the volume down to 0 with the push of a button.
Press again to restore the sound to the previous volume level.
REPEAT
Press to set the REPEAT function during music playback from a USB
device.
REPEAT OFF : Cancels Repeat Playback.
REPEAT FILE : Repeatedly play a track.
REPEAT ALL : Repeatedly play all tracks.
REPEAT RANDOM : Plays tracks in random order.
(A track that has already been played may be played again.)
Skip Forward
If there is more than one file on the device you are playing, and you
press the $ button, the next file is selected.
AUDIO SYNC
If the Soundbar is connected to a digital TV and the video appears out
of sync with the audio, press the AUDIO SYNC buttons to sync the
audio with the video. Use the #,$ buttons to set the audio delay
between 0 ms and 300 ms. In USB mode, TV mode, and BT mode, the
Audio Sync function may not work.
DIMMER/Anynet+
DIMMER : Press the DIMMER/Anynet+ button to control the
brightness of the display.
Anynet+ : Press and hold the DIMMER/Anynet+ button for more than
3 seconds to turn the Anynet+ function on or off.
(Auto Power Link : Default OFF, Anynet+ ON / Power Link Off or
Anynet+ OFF / Power Link ON ). The Anynet+ function lets you control
the Soundbar with the remote from an Anynet+ compatible Samsung
TV. The Soundbar must be connected to the TV via an HDMI cable.
* Auto Power Link
Synchronizes the Soundbar to a connected Optical source via the
Optical jack so it turns on automatically when you turn on your TV.
EQUALIZER WOOFER
Press to select Treble or Bass. Then, use the #,$ button to adjust
the Treble or Bass volume from -3 to +3.
You can control the subwoofer volume. Press the #,$ button to
increase or decrease the subwoofer volume. You can set it from
SW -6 to SW +6.
● Soundbar is a Samsung proprietary name.
● Operate the TV using the TV's remote control.
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ENG
REMOTE CONTROL BUTTONS AND FUNCTIONS
REMOTE CONTROL
POWER
Turns the Soundbar on and off.
VOLUME
Adjusts the volume level of the unit.
Play/Pause
Press the ► button to pause playing the file temporarily.
Press the ► button again to play the selected file.
Skip Back
If there is more than one file on the device you are playing, and you
press the # button, the previous file is selected.
SOUND EFFECT
You can select from 5 different sound modes - MUSIC, VOICE,
SPORTS, CINEMA, and STANDARD - depending on the type of sources
you want to enjoy.
Press the SOUND EFFECT button on the remote control.
Select the STANDARD mode if you want to enjoy the original sound.
Press the SOUND EFFECT button for more than 5 seconds to turn on
or off Smart Volume.
* Smart Volume
This will regulate and stabilize the volume level against a drastic
volume change caused by a channel change or scene transition.
Bluetooth POWER
Press the Bluetooth POWER button on the remote to turn the
Bluetooth POWER on function on and off.
See pages 19 and 20 for details.
3D SOUND (3D Sound Plus)
Press the 3D SOUND button on the remote to add depth and
spaciousness to the sound.
Press the 3D SOUND on the remote control.
Each time the button is pressed, the selection changes as follows :
3D SOUND PLUS OFF  3D SOUND PLUS MUSIC 
3D SOUND PLUS MOVIE
+ Installing the Battery in the Remote Control
1. Use a suitable coin to turn the
remote control's battery cover
counterclockwise to remove it
as shown in the figure above.
2. Insert a 3V lithium battery. Keep the
positive (+) pole facing up when
inserting the battery. Put the battery
cover on and align the '●' marks side
by side as shown in the figure above.
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3. Use a suitable coin to
turn the remote control
battery cover clockwise
as far as it will go to fix
it in place.
CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS
ENG
INSTALLING THE WALL MOUNT
You can use the wall mount bracket to mount this unit on a wall.
+ Installation Precautions
● Install on a vertical wall only.
● For the installation, avoid a location with high temperature or
humidity, or a wall that cannot sustain the weight of the set.
● Check the strength of the wall. If the wall is not strong
enough to support the unit, reinforce the wall or install the
unit on a different wall that can support the unit's weight.
● Purchase and use the fixing screws or anchors appropriate for
the kind of wall you have (plaster board, iron board, wood,
etc.). If possible, fix the support screws into wall studs.
2 inches
(5 cm) or more
● Purchase wall mounting screws according to the type and
thickness of the wall you will mount the Soundbar on.
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Diameter : M5
-
Length: 1 3/8 in (35 mm) or longer recommended.
● Connect cables from the unit to external devices before you
install it on the wall.
● Make sure the unit is turned off and unplugged before you
install it. Otherwise, it may cause an electric shock.
1. Place the installation guide against the wall surface.
•
The installation guide must be level.
•
Install at least 2 inches (5 cm) below the TV, if the TV is
mounted on the wall.
2. Mark the location where the screws will go through on the
wall using a pen, and then remove the installation guide.
3. Fasten the wall mounts and screws to the marked locations.
•
The left and right mounts are different shapes.
Using the Soundbar with Wall Mount
4. Secure the two holder screws to the screw holes on the back
of the Soundbar's main body, one on the left and one on the
right.
5. Insert the USB cable into the back of the Soundbar before
installing it on the wall.
[Wall Mounting the Soundbar]
6. Set the holder screws on the back of the Soundbar into the grooves of the wall mount.
For safe installation, make sure to push the holder screws all the way to the bottom of the grooves.
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CONNECTIONS
DETACHING THE WALL MOUNT
1. Pull the Soundbar upwards as shown in the figure to separate
it from the wall mount.
Using the Soundbar with Wall Mount
[Detaching the Soundbar from the Wall Mount]
● Do not hang onto the installed unit and avoid striking or dropping the unit.
● Secure the unit firmly to the wall so that it does not fall off. If the unit falls off, it may cause an
injury or damage the product.
● When the unit is installed on a wall, please make sure that children do not pull any of the
connecting cables, as it may cause it to fall.
● For the optimal performance of a wall mount installation, install the speaker system at least 2 inches
(5 cm) below the TV, if the TV is mounted on the wall.
● For your safety, if you do not mount the unit on the wall, install it on a secure, flat surface where it
is unlikely to fall.
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CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING THE WIRELESS SUBWOOFER
1. Plug the power cords of the main unit and
subwoofer into an AC wall outlet.
2. Press the ID SET button on the back of the
subwoofer with a small, pointed object for
5 seconds.
•
The STANDBY indicator is turned off and the
LINK indicator (Blue LED) blinks quickly.
3. While the main unit is powered off (in STANDBY
) on the
mode), press and hold the MUTE (
remote control for 5 seconds.
4. The ID SET message appears on the Soundbar's
display.
5. To finalize the link, turn the main unit’s power on
while the subwoofer’s Blue LED blinks.
•
The main unit and the subwoofer should
now be linked (connected).
•
The Link indicator (Blue LED) on the
subwoofer should be on.
•
If the Link indicator is not solid blue, the
linking process has failed. Turn off the main
unit and start again from Step 2.
•
You can enjoy better sound from the wireless
subwoofer by selecting a Sound Effect.
(See page 10)
● Before moving or installing the product,
be sure to turn off the power and
disconnect the power cord.
● If the main unit is powered off, the
wireless subwoofer will be in standby
mode and the STANDBY LED on the
upper side will come on after the Link
indicator (Blue LED) blinks for 30 seconds.
● If you use a device that uses the same
frequency (2.4GHz) as the Soundbar near
the Soundbar, interference may cause
some sound interruption.
● The transmission distance of the wireless
signal between the main unit and
subwoofer is about 33 ft., but may vary
depending on your operating
environment. If a steel-concrete or
metallic wall is between the main unit and
the wireless subwoofer, the system may
not operate at all, because the wireless
signal cannot penetrate metal.
● If the main unit doesn't make a wireless
connection, follow steps 1-5 in the left
hand column to re-set the connection
between the main unit and wireless
subwoofer.
● The wireless receiving antenna is built into
the wireless subwoofer. Keep the unit
away from water and moisture.
● For optimal listening performance, make
sure that the area around the wireless
subwoofer location is clear of any
obstructions.
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ENG
The Subwoofer's linking ID is preset at the factory and the main unit and subwoofer should link (connect
wirelessly) automatically when the main unit and subwoofer are turned on. If the Link indicator (
) does not
light when the main unit and subwoofer are turned on, please set the ID by following the procedure below.
CONNECTIONS
ATTACHING THE TOROIDAL FERRITE CORE TO THE POWER
CORD OF THE SUBWOOFER
You can reduce noise caused by electromagnetic radiation by fitting the ferrite core to the power cord of your
subwoofer.
1. Unlock and open the ferrite core.
2. Wind the power cable of your subwoofer around
the ferrite core twice.
(Start winding 2 to 4 inches away from the core).
3. Close the ferrite core by pressing it until it clicks.
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CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING AN EXTERNAL DEVICE USING AN HDMI CABLE
AUX IN
OPTICAL IN
HDMI prevents any degradation to the signal due to conversion to analog and maintains the video and
audio quality of the original digital source.
HDMI OUT(TV)
HDMI IN
HDMI IN
HDMI OUT (TV)
HDMI Cable
(not supplied)
HDMI Cable
(not supplied)
Digital Devices
HDMI IN
HDMI OUT (ARC)
Connect an HDMI cable (not supplied) from the
HDMI IN jack on the back of the product to the
HDMI OUT jack on your digital device.
The ARC function allows digital audio to output via
the HDMI OUT (ARC) port.
It can be enabled only when the Soundbar is
connected to a TV that supports the ARC function
and,
● Anynet+ must be turned on.
● This function is not available if the HDMI
cable does not support ARC.
HDMI OUT (TV)
Connect an HDMI cable (not supplied) from the
HDMI OUT (TV) jack on the back of the product to
the HDMI IN jack on your TV.
● HDMI is an interface that enables the
digital transmission of video and audio
data with just a single connector.
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ENG
HDMI is the standard digital interface for connecting to TVs, projectors, DVD players, Blu-ray players, set top
boxes, and more.
CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING AN EXTERNAL DEVICE USING AUDIO (ANALOG)
CABLE OR OPTICAL (DIGITAL) CABLE
AUX IN
OPTICAL IN
This unit comes equipped with one optical in digital jack and one audio analog in jack, giving you two ways to
connect it to a TV.
HDMI OUT(TV)
HDMI IN
OPTICAL IN
AUX IN
or
AUDIO
OUT
OPTICAL
OUT
Audio Cable
Optical Cable
(not supplied)
BD/ DVD player/
Set-top box/
Game console
AUX IN
● Do not connect the power cord of this
product or your TV to the wall outlet until
all connections between components are
complete.
● Before moving or installing this product,
be sure to turn off the power and
disconnect the power cord.
Connect AUX IN (Audio) on the main unit to the
AUDIO OUT jack of the TV or Source Device.
Be sure to match connector colors.
or,
OPTICAL IN
Connect OPTICAL IN on the main unit to the
OPTICAL OUT jack of the TV or Source Device.
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FUNCTIONS
FUNCTIONS
ENG
INPUT MODE
Press the (
) button on the main unit’s top panel or the
select the mode you want.
Input mode
The unit turns off automatically in the following
situations.
Display
Optical Digital input
D.IN
AUX input
AUX
HDMI input
HDMI
BLUETOOTH mode
BT
TV mode
TV
USB mode
USB
(SOURCE) button on the remote control to
● D.IN/HDMI/BT/TV/USB/ARC Mode
-
If there is no audio signal for 25 minutes.
● AUX Mode
-
If the AUX cable is disconnected for
25 minutes.
-
If there is no KEY input for 8 hours when the
AUX cable is connected.
-
To turn the Auto Power Down function
ON or OFF, press and hold the & button for
5 seconds. AUTO POWER DOWN ON / OFF
appears on the display.
ARC (HDMI OUT)
ARC (Audio Return Channel) transfers digital audio signal to the HDMI OUT (ARC) port.
HDMI Cable
1. Connect the TV supporting ARC to the Soundbar with an HDMI cable.
2. Turn on the TV, and turn on the Soundbar’s Anynet+.
) button on the main unit’s top panel or the
3. Press the (
select the D.IN mode.
(SOURCE) button on the remote control to
● If the HDMI cable does not support ARC feature, ARC may not work properly.
● To turn off the ARC function, turn Anynet+ off.
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FUNCTIONS
BLUETOOTH
You can connect a Bluetooth device to the Soundbar and enjoy music with high quality stereo sound, all
without wires!
+ To connect the Soundbar to a Bluetooth device
Check if the Bluetooth device supports the Bluetooth compliant stereo headset function.
Connect
Bluetooth device
1. Press the (
) button on the main unit’s top
(SOURCE) button on the
panel or the
remote control to select the BT mode.
•
● If asked for PIN code when connecting a
Bluetooth device, enter <0000>.
● Only one Bluetooth device can be paired
at a time.
● The Bluetooth connection will be terminated
when you turn the Soundbar off.
● The Soundbar may not perform Bluetooth
search or connection correctly under the
following circumstances:
- If there is a strong electrical field around
the Soundbar.
- If several Bluetooth devices are
simultaneously paired with the
Soundbar.
- If the Bluetooth device is turned off,
not in place, or malfunctions.
- Note that such devices as microwave
ovens, wireless LAN adaptors,
fluorescent lights, and gas stoves use
the same frequency range as the
Bluetooth device, which can cause
electric interference.
● The Soundbar supports SBC data
(44.1kHz, 48kHz).
● Connect only to a Bluetooth device that
supports the A2DP (AV) function.
● You cannot connect the Soundbar to a
Bluetooth device that supports only the HF
(Hands Free) function.
● Once paired the device,on D.IN/AUX/
HDMI/USB/ARC mode, select "[Samsung]
Soundbar" from the list will automatically
change to BT mode.
You will see BT READY on the front display of
the Soundbar.
2. Select the Bluetooth menu on the Bluetooth
device you want to connect. (Refer to the
Bluetooth device's user manual.)
3. Select the Stereo headset menu on the Bluetooth
device.
•
You will see a list of scanned devices.
4. Select "[Samsung] Soundbar" from the list.
•
When the Soundbar is connected to the
Bluetooth device, it will display [Bluetooth
device name]  BT on the front display.
•
The device name can only be displayed in
English. An underline " _ " will be displayed if
the name is not in English.
•
If the Bluetooth device has failed to pair with
the Soundbar, delete the previous "[Samsung]
Soundbar" found by the Bluetooth device and
have it search for the Soundbar again.
5. Play music on the connected device.
•
You can listen to the music playing on the
connected Bluetooth device over the
Soundbar.
•
In BT mode, the Play/Pause/Next/Prev
functions are not available. However, these
functions are available in Bluetooth devices
supporting AVRCP.
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FUNCTIONS
+ Bluetooth POWER on (Bluetooth POWER)
) button on the top panel for 5 seconds.
1. If the Soundbar is turned off, press and hold (
Or press the Bluetooth POWER on the remote while the Soundbar is turned on.
2. Bluetooth POWER on appears on the Soundbar's display.
● Available only if the Soundbar is listed among the Bluetooth device’s paired devices. (The Bluetooth
device and the Soundbar must have been previously paired at least once.)
● Soundbar will appear in the Bluetooth device’s searched devices list only when the Soundbar is
displaying [BT READY].
● In the TV SoundConnect mode, the Soundbar cannot be paired to another Bluetooth device.
● If the Soundbar is connected to a TV through TV SoundConnect, and you turn the Soundbar off by
turning off the TV, the Bluetooth Power On function will not turn the Soundbar on.
+ To disconnect the Bluetooth device from the Soundbar
You can disconnect the Bluetooth device from the Soundbar. For instructions, see the Bluetooth device's user
manual.
● The Soundbar will be disconnected.
● When the Soundbar is disconnected from the Bluetooth device, the Soundbar will display
BT DISCONNECTED on the front display.
+ To disconnect the Soundbar from the Bluetooth device
Press the
(SOURCE) button on the remote control or the (
switch from BT to another mode or turn off the Soundbar.
) button on the product's top panel to
● The connected Bluetooth device will wait a certain amount of time for a response from the Soundbar
before terminating the connection. (Disconnection time may differ, depending on the Bluetooth device)
● In Bluetooth connection mode, the Bluetooth connection will be lost if the distance between the
Soundbar and the Bluetooth device exceeds 16.25 ft. (5m).
● The Soundbar automatically turns off after 25 minutes in the Ready state.
More About Bluetooth
Bluetooth is a technology that enables Bluetooth-compliant devices to interconnect easily with each other
using a short wireless connection.
● A Bluetooth device may cause noise or malfunction, depending on usage, when:
- A part of your body is in contact with the receiving/transmitting system of the Bluetooth device or the
Soundbar.
- It is subject to electrical variation from obstructions caused by a wall, corner, or office partition.
- It is exposed to electrical interference from same frequency-band devices including medical equipment,
microwave ovens, and wireless LANs.
● Pair the Soundbar with the Bluetooth device while they are close together.
● The further the distance between the Soundbar and Bluetooth device, the worse the quality is.
If the distance exceeds the Bluetooth operational range, the connection is lost.
● In poor reception areas, the Bluetooth connection may not work properly.
● The Bluetooth connection only works when it is close to the unit. The connection will be automatically cut
off if the Bluetooth device is out of range. Even within range, the sound quality may be degraded by
obstacles such as walls or doors.
● This wireless device may cause electric interference during its operation.
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ENG
When the Bluetooth Power On function is on and the Soundbar is turned off, if a previously paired Bluetooth
device tries to pair with the Soundbar, the Soundbar turns on automatically.
FUNCTIONS
TV SOUNDCONNECT
You can enjoy TV sound through your Soundbar when it is connected to a Samsung TV that supports the TV
SoundConnect function.
+ Connecting a TV to the Soundbar
Connect
1. Turn on the TV and Soundbar.
• Set the "Add New Device" menu of the TV to
"On".
) button on the main unit’s top
2. Press the (
(SOURCE) button on the
panel or the
remote control to select the TV mode.
3. On the TV, a message asking whether to enable
the TV SoundConnect function. "[Samsung]
Soundbar" is displayed on the TV screen.
4. Select <Yes> to finish connecting the TV and
Soundbar by TV remote control.
● Switching the Soundbar’s mode from TV
to another mode automatically terminates
TV SoundConnect.
● To connect the Soundbar to another TV,
the existing connection must be
terminated.
● Terminate the connection to the existing
TV, and then press the & button on the
remote control for 5 seconds to connect
to another TV.
● The TV SoundConnect (SoundShare)
function is supported by some Samsung
TVs released from 2012 on. Check
whether your TV supports the TV
SoundConnect (SoundShare) function
before you begin. (For further information,
refer to the TV’s user manual.)
● If your Samsung TV was released before
2014, check the SoundShare setting menu.
● If the distance between the TV and
Soundbar exceeds 16.25 ft. (5m), the
connection may not be stable or the audio
may stutter. If this occurs, relocate the TV
or Soundbar so that they are within
operational range, and then re-establish
the TV SoundConnect connection.
● TV SoundConnect Operational Ranges:
- Recommended pairing range: within
20 inches (within 50cm)
- Recommended operational range:
within 16.25 ft. (5m)
● The Play/Pause, Next, Prev buttons are
not operable in TV SoundConnect mode.
+ Using the Bluetooth POWER On
function
The Bluetooth POWER On function is available after
you have successfully connected the Soundbar to a
Bluetooth compatible TV using TV SoundConnect.
When the Bluetooth POWER On function is ON,
turning the connected TV on or off will turn the
Soundbar's power on and off as well.
1. Connect the TV to your Soundbar using the TV
SoundConnect function.
2. Press the Bluetooth POWER button on the
Soundbar remote. "BLUETOOTH POWER ON"
appears on the Soundbar's display.
•
BLUETOOTH POWER ON : The Soundbar turns
on and off when you turn the TV on or off.
•
BLUETOOTH POWER OFF : The Soundbar
only turns off when you turn the TV off.
● This function is supported by some
Samsung TVs released from 2013 on.
● If the Soundbar is connected to a TV
through TV SoundConnect, and you turn
the Soundbar off by turning off the TV,
the Bluetooth POWER On function will
not turn the Soundbar on, even if you
connect another Bluetooth device to it.
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FUNCTIONS
USB
You can play music files located on USB storage devices through the Soundbar.
ENG
Display
USB port
1. Connect the USB device to the USB port on the
back of the product.
● Do not remove the USB device while it is
) button on the main unit’s top
2. Press the (
(SOURCE) button on the
panel or the
remote control to select the USB mode.
● DRM-protected music files (MP3, WMA) from
commercial web sites cannot be played.
● External HDDs are not supported.
3. USB appears on the display screen.
● Mobile phone devices are not supported.
transferring files.
•
The Soundbar connection to the USB device is
complete.
•
The Soundbar automatically turns off (Auto
Power Off) if no USB device has been
connected for more than 25 minutes.
● File Format Type Compatibility list:
Format
*.mp3
MPEG 1 Layer3
MPEG 2 Layer3
MPEG 2.5 Layer3
+ Before you connect a USB device
*.wma
Be aware of the following:
● If the file name of a file or folder on a USB device
exceeds 10 characters, it is not displayed on the
Soundbar's display.
● This product may not be compatible with certain
types of USB storage media.
● The Soundbar supports the FAT16 and FAT32 file
systems.
-
Codec
MPEG 1 Layer2
Wave_Format_MSAudio1
Wave_Format_MSAudio2
AAC
*.aac
AAC-LC
HE-AAC
*.wav
-
*.ogg
OGG 1.1.0
*.flac
FLAC 1.1.0, FLAC 1.2.1
 Supported Sampling Rate above 16KHz.
The NTFS file system is not supported.
● Connect USB devices directly to the USB port of
the product. Otherwise, you may encounter a
USB compatibility problem.
● Do not connect multiple storage devices to the
product via a multi-card reader. It may not
operate properly.
● Digital camera PTP protocols are not supported.
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FUNCTIONS
SOFTWARE UPDATE
Samsung may offer updates for the Soundbar's
system firmware in the future.
● Insert a USB device containing the
firmware update into the USB port on the
main unit.
● Updating firmware may not work properly
if audio files supported by the Soundbar
are stored in the USB storage device.
● Do not disconnect the power or remove
the USB device while updates are being
applied. The main unit will turn off
automatically after completing the
firmware update.
● After reset, all settings are reset to their
factory default settings. We recommend
you write down your settings so that you
can easily reset them after the update.
Note that updating firmware resets
subwoofer connection too. If connection
to the subwoofer is not established
automatically after resetting,
refer to page 13.
If the firmware fails to update, we
recommend formatting the USB device in
FAT16 and trying again.
● Once the software update is completed,
turn off the product and then press and
hold the ( & ) button on the remote
control for more than 5 seconds. “INIT”
appears on the display and the unit is
powered off. The updgrade is complete.
● Do not format the USB device in the NTFS
format. The Soundbar does not support
the NTFS file system.
● Depending on the manufacturer, some
USB devices may not be supported.
If an update is offered, you can update the firmware
by connecting a USB device with the firmware
update stored on it to the USB port on your
Soundbar.
Note that if there are multiple update files, you must
load them onto the USB device singly and use them
to update the firmware one file at a time.
Please visit samsung.com or contact the Samsung
call center to receive more information about
downloading updates files.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
ENG
Before requesting service, please check the following.
The unit will not turn on.
 Connect the power plug to the outlet.
• Is the power cord plugged into the outlet?
A function does not work when the button is pressed.
 Disconnect the power plug and connect it again.
• Is there static electricity in the air?
Sound is not produced.
• Is the Mute function on?
 Press the Mute button to cancel the function.
• Is the volume set to minimum?
 Adjust the Volume.
The remote control does not work.
• Are the batteries drained?
 Replace with new batteries.
• Is the distance between the remote control and
main unit too far?
 Move closer to the unit.
The TV SoundConnect (TV pairing) failed.
• Does your TV support TV SoundConnect?
 TV SoundConnect is supported by some
Samsung TVs released from 2012 on. Check your
TV to see if it supports TV SoundConnect.
• Is your TV firmware the latest version?
 Update your TV with the latest firmware.
• Does an error occur when connecting?
 Contact the Samsung call center.
• Reset the TV MODE and connect again.
 Press and hold the ► button for 5 seconds to
reset the TV SoundConnect connection.
The red LED on the subwoofer blinks and the subwoofer is not producing sound.
• Your subwoofer may not be connected to the
main body of the product.
 Try to connect your subwoofer again.
(See Page 13)
The subwoofer drones and vibrates noticeably.
 Press the EQUALIZER WOOFER button on your
remote control to adjust its value (between SW-6
and SW+6).
• Try to adjust the vibration of your subwoofer.
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APPENDIX
APPENDIX
SPECIFICATIONS
Model name
HW-H450
Power Supply
Main Unit
DC 24V
Subwoofer (PS-WH450)
AC 120V~60Hz
0.45W
Standby Power Consumption
Power
Consumption Subwoofer (PS-WH450)
30W
USB
5V/0.5A
Main Unit
GENERAL
Weight
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
AMPLIFIER
20W
Main Unit
4.63 lbs
Subwoofer (PS-WH450)
11.27 lbs
Main Unit
37.7 x 2.34 x 2.62 inches
Subwoofer (PS-WH450)
7.06 x 14.29 x 11.65 inches
Operating Temperature Range
+41°F to +95°F
Operating Humidity Range
10 % to 75 %
Rated Output Main Unit
Power
Subwoofer (PS-WH450)
80W/CH, 3 OHM, THD = 10%, 1kHz
S/N Ratio (Analog Input)
65 dB
Separation (1kHz)
65 dB
130W, 4 OHM, THD = 10%, 70Hz
* S/N ratio, distortion, separation, and usable sensitivity are based on measurements using AES (Audio
Engineering Society) guidelines.
* Nominal specification
-
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd reserves the right to change the specifications without notice.
-
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
※ Open Source License Notice
-
For further information on Open Sources used in this product, please visit the website:
http://opensource.samsung.com
-
To send inquiries and requests regarding open sources, contact Samsung via Email
(oss.request@samsung.com).
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WARRANTY
LIMITED WARRANTY TO ORIGINAL PURCHASER
This SAMSUNG brand product, as supplied and distributed by Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SAMSUNG)
and delivered new, in the original carton to the original consumer purchaser, is warranted by SAMSUNG against
manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a limited warranty period of:
One (1) Year Parts and Labor*
(*90 Days Parts and Labor for Commercial Use)
This limited warranty begins on the original date of purchase, and is valid only on products purchased and used in the
United States. To receive warranty service, the purchaser must contact SAMSUNG for problem determination and
service procedures. Warranty service can only be performed by a SAMSUNG authorized service center. The original
dated bill of sale must be presented upon request as proof of purchase to SAMSUNG or SAMSUNG's authorized
service center. Transportation of the product to and from the service center is the responsibility of the purchaser.
SAMSUNG will repair or replace this product, at our option and at no charge as stipulated herein, with new or
reconditioned parts or products if found to be defective during the limited warranty period specified above. All
replaced parts and products become the property of SAMSUNG and must be returned to SAMSUNG.
Replacement parts and products assume the remaining original warranty, or ninety (90) days, whichever is longer.
SAMSUNG’s obligations with respect to software products distributed by SAMSUNG under the SAMSUNG brand
name are set forth in the applicable end user license agreement. Non-SAMSUNG hardware and software
products, if provided, are on an “AS IS” basis. Non-SAMSUNG manufacturers, suppliers, publishers, and service
providers may provide their own warranties.
This limited warranty covers manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship encountered in normal, and
except to the extent otherwise expressly provided for in this statement, noncommercial use of this product, and
shall not apply to the following, including, but not limited to: damage which occurs in shipment; delivery and
installation; applications and uses for which this product was not intended; altered product or serial numbers;
cosmetic damage or exterior finish; accidents, abuse, neglect, fire, water, lightning or other acts of nature; use of
products, equipment, systems, utilities, services, parts, supplies, accessories, applications, installations, repairs,
external wiring or connectors not supplied and authorized by SAMSUNG, or which damage this product or result
in service problems; incorrect electrical line voltage, fluctuations and surges; customer adjustments and failure to
follow operating instructions, cleaning, maintenance and environmental instructions that are covered and
prescribed in the instruction book; product removal or reinstallation; reception problems and distortion related to
noise, echo, interference or other signal transmission and delivery problems. SAMSUNG does not warrant
uninterrupted or error-free operation of the product.
THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED AND DESCRIBED ABOVE, AND NO WARRANTIES
WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL APPLY AFTER THE EXPRESS WARRANTY
PERIODS STATED ABOVE, AND NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY OR GUARANTY GIVEN BY ANY PERSON, FIRM OR
CORPORATION WITH RESPECT TO THIS PRODUCT SHALL BE BINDING ON SAMSUNG. SAMSUNG SHALL NOT BE
LIABLE FOR LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFITS, FAILURE TO REALIZE SAVINGS OR OTHER BENEFITS, OR ANY OTHER
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS
PRODUCT, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF SAMSUNG HAS
BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY KIND AGAINST SAMSUNG
BE GREATER IN AMOUNT THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT SOLD BY SAMSUNG AND CAUSING THE
ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, PURCHASER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR
LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO PURCHASER AND PURCHASER’S PROPERTY AND TO OTHERS AND THEIR PROPERTY
ARISING OUT OF THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT SOLD BY SAMSUNG NOT CAUSED DIRECTLY
BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF SAMSUNG. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE
ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THIS PRODUCT, IS NONTRANSFERABLE AND STATES YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.
The benefits of this Limited Warranty extend only to the original purchaser of Samsung products from an
authorized Samsung reseller. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY SAMSUNG PRODUCTS
PURCHASED FROM UNAUTHORIZED RESELLERS OR RETAILERS, EXCEPT IN STATES WHERE SUCH RESTRICTION
MAY BE PROHIBITED. For a list of Samsung authorized retailers, please go to: http://www.samsung.com/us/
peaceofmind/authorized_resellers.html
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
To obtain warranty hardware service, please contact SAMSUNG customer care center.
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models meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines
for energy efficiency.
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