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HT-C550
HT-C553
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Cinema System
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Safety Information
Safety Warnings
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
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
This symbol indicates “dangerous voltage”
inside the product that presents a risk of
electric shock or personal injury.
CAUTION : TO PREVENT ELECTRIC
SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO
WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
WARNING
• To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
CLASS 1
KLASSE 1
LUOKAN 1
KLASS 1
PRODUCTO
This symbol indicates important
instructions accompanying the
product.
LASER PRODUCT
LASER PRODUKT
LASER LAITE
LASER APPARAT
LÁSER CLASE 1
CAUTION
• Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing
and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be
placed on the apparatus.
• The Mains plug is used as a disconnect device and shall
stay readily operable at any time.
• This apparatus shall always be connected to a AC outlet
with a protective grounding connection.
• To disconnect the apparatus from the mains, the plug
must be pulled out from the mains socket, therefore the
mains plug shall be readily operable.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
This Compact Disc player is classified as a CLASS
1 LASER product.
Use of controls, adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified herein may
result in hazardous radiation exposure.
CAUTION
• INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND
INTERLOCKS DEFEATED, AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
Wiring the Main Power Supply Plug (UK Only)
IMPORTANT NOTICE
The mains lead on this equipment is supplied with a moulded plug incorporating a fuse. The value of the fuse is indicated
on the pin face of the plug and if it requires replacing, a fuse approved to BS1362 of the same rating must be used.
Never use the plug with the fuse cover removed. If the cover is detachable and a replacement is required, it must be of
the same colour as the fuse fitted in the plug. Replacement covers are available from your dealer. If the fitted plug is not
suitable for the power points in your house or the cable is not long enough to reach a power point, you should obtain a
suitable safety approved extension lead or consult your dealer for assistance. However, if there is no alternative to cutting
off the plug, remove the fuse and then safely dispose of the plug. Do not connect the plug to a mains socket as there is
a risk of shock hazard from the bared flexible cord. Never attempt to insert bare wires directly into a mains socket. A
plug and fuse must be used at all times.
IMPORTANT
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:– BLUE = NEUTRAL BROWN
= LIVE As these colours may not correspond to the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug,
proceed as follows:–The wire coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal marked with the letter N or
coloured BLUE or BLACK. The wire coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal marked with the letter L or coloured BROWN or RED.
WARNING : DO NOT CONNECT EITHER WIRE TO THE EARTH TERMINAL WHICH IS MARKED WITH LETTER E OR
BY THE EARTH SYMBOL
, OR COLOURED GREEN OR GREEN AND YELLOW.
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Precautions
• Ensure that the AC power supply in your house complies with the 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 (7.5~10cm).
• Do not place the product on amplifiers or other equipment which may become hot.
Make sure the ventilation slots are not covered.
• Do not stack anything on top of the product.
• Before moving the product, ensure the Disc Insert Hole is empty.
• In order to disconnect the product completely from the power supply, remove the AC plug from the wall outlet, especially when left
unused for a long period of time.
• During thunderstorms, disconnect the AC plug from the wall outlet. Voltage peaks due to lightning could damage the
product.
• Do not expose the product to direct sunlight or other heat sources. This could lead to overheating and malfunction of the
product.
• Protect the product from moisture, and excess heat or equipment creating strong magnetic or electric fields (i.e.
speakers.).
• Disconnect the power cable from the AC supply if the product malfunctions.
• Your product is not intended for industrial use. Use of this product is for personal use only.
• Condensation may occur if your product or disc has been stored in cold temperatures. If transporting the product during
the winter, wait approximately 2 hours until the product 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.
Accessories
Check for the supplied accessories below.
Video Cable
FM Antenna
ASC microphone
FUNCTION
TV SOURCE
POWER
DVD RECEIVER/TV
SLEEP
RDS DISPLAY
TA
㪈
㪉
PTY-
iPod Dock
㪊
PTY SEARCH
㪋
㪌
㪎
㪏
PTY+
㪍
㪐
DSP /EQ
㪇
MUTE
TUNING
/CH
VOL
REPEAT
DISC MENU
MENU
TITLE MENU
TOOLS
INFO
RETURN
A
DIMMER
EXIT
TUNER MEMORY
MO/ST
B
C
S . VOL
CD RIPPING
D
AUDIO UPSCALE
P .BASS
Toroidal Ferrite Core
User's Manual
Remote Control/Batteries (AAA size)
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Safety Information
Cautions on Handling and Storing Discs
Small scratches on the disc may reduce sound and
picture quality or cause skipping.
Be especially careful not to scratch discs when
handling them.
Holding discs
• Do not touch the playback side of the disc.
• Hold the disc by the edges so that
fingerprints will not get on the surface.
• Do not stick paper or tape on the disc.
Disc Storage
• Do not keep in direct sunlight
• Keep in a cool ventilated area
• Keep in a clean Protection jacket.
Store vertically.
✎ NOTE
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Do not allow the discs to become contaminated with dirt.
Do not load cracked or scratched discs.
Licence
• ABOUT DIVX VIDEO: DivX® is a digital video format
created by DivX,Inc. This is an official DivX Certified
device that plays DivX video. Visit www.divx.com for more
information and software tools to convert your files into DivX video.
ABOUT DIVX VIDEO-ON-DEMAND: This DivX Certified® device must be
registered in order to play DivX Video-on-Demand (VOD) content. To
generate the registration code, locate the DivX VOD section in the device
setup menu. Go to vod.divx.com with this code to complete the
registration process and learn more about DivX VOD.
• DivX Certified® to play DivX ® video
• iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other
countries.
iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc.
• Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
• “Pat. 7,295,673; 7,460,688; 7,519,274”
Copyright
© 2010 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. All rights
reserved.
Copy Protection
Handling and Storing Discs
If you get fingerprints or dirt on the disc, clean it with a
mild detergent diluted in water and wipe with a soft cloth.
• When cleaning, wipe gently from the inside to the
outside of the disc
✎ NOTE
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Condensation may form if warm air comes into contact
with cold parts inside the product. When condensation
forms inside the product, it may not operate correctly. If
this occurs, remove the disc and let the product stand
for 1 or 2 hours with the power on.
• Many DVD discs are encoded with copy protection.
Because of this, you should only connect your product
directly to your TV, not to a VCR. Connecting to a VCR
results in a distorted picture from copy-protected DVD
discs.
• “This item incorporates copy protection technology that is
protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property
rights of Rovi Corporation. Reverse engineering and
disassembly are prohibited.”
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Contents
SAFETY INFORMATION
2
GETTING STARTED
7
CONNECTIONS
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Safety Warnings
Precautions
Accessories
Cautions on Handling and Storing Discs
Licence
Copyright
Copy Protection
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Disc Types and Characteristics
Description
Front Panel
Rear Panel
Remote control
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Connecting the Speakers
Connecting the Optional Wireless Receiver Module
Connecting the Video Out to your TV
Connecting the FM Antenna
Connecting Audio from External Components
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Before Starting (Initial Setting)
Setting the Setup menu
Display
TV Aspect
BD Wise
Resolution
HDMI Format
Audio
Speaker Setting
ASC (Auto Sound Calibration) Setting
DRC (Dynamic Range Compression)
AV-SYNC
HDMI AUDIO
EQ Optimizer
System
Initial Setting
DivX(R) Registration
Language
Security
Parental Rating
Change Password
Support
Product Information
ENGLISH
SETUP
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Contents
BASIC FUNCTIONS
31
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
40
OTHER INFORMATION
43
31
31
32
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36
38
Disc Playback
Audio CD(CD-DA)/MP3/WMA Playback
JPEG File Playback
Using the Playback Function
Sound Mode
Listening to Radio
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40
42
USB Function
Using an iPod
CD Ripping
43
44
45
Troubleshooting
Language code list
Specifications
•
Figures and illustrations in this User Manual are provided for reference only and may differ from actual product
appearance.
•
An administration fee may be charged if either
a. an engineer is called out at your request and there is no defect in the product
(i.e. where you have failed to read this user manual)
b. you bring the unit to a repair centre and there is no defect in the product
(i.e. where you have failed to read this user manual).
•
The amount of such administration charge will be advised to you before any work or home visit is carried out.
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Make sure to check the following terms before
reading the user manual.
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Term
Definition
DVD
This involves a function
available with DVD-Video or
DVD±R/±RW discs that
have been recorded and
finalised in Video Mode.
CD
This involves a function
available with a data CD
(CD DA, CD-R/-RW).
MP3
This involves a function
available with CD-R/-RW
discs.
JPEG
This involves a function
available with CD-R/-RW
discs.
DivX
CAUTION
This involves a function
available with MPEG4 discs.
(DVD±R/±RW, CD-R/-RW)
This involves a case where a
function does not operate or
settings may be cancelled.
NOTE
This involves tips or instructions
on the page that help each
function operate.
Shortcut
Key
This function provides direct and
easy access pressing the button
on the remote control.
Disc Types and Characteristics
Region Code
The product and the discs are coded by region. These
regional codes must match in order for the disc to play. If the
codes do not match, the disc will not play.
Disc Type
DVD-VIDEO
Region
Code
Area
1
The U.S., U.S. territories and
Canada
2
Europe, Japan, the Middle East,
Egypt, South Africa, Greenland
3
Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines,
Indonesia, Hong Kong
4
Mexico, South America, Central
America, Australia, New Zealand,
Pacific Islands, Caribbean
5
Russia, Eastern Europe, India,
most of Africa, North Korea,
Mongolia
6
China
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Getting Started
Disc types that can be played
Disc Types &
Mark (Logo)
Recorded
Signals
Disc
Size
12 cm
AUDIO
+
DVD-VIDEO
Max. Playing Time
Approx. 240 min.
(single-sided)
Approx. 480 min.
(double-sided)
Approx. 80 min.
(single-sided)
VIDEO
8 cm
Approx. 160 min.
(double-sided)
12 cm
74 min.
8 cm
20 min.
12 cm
-
8 cm
-
AUDIO
AUDIO-CD
AUDIO
+
DivX
VIDEO
Do not use the following types of disc!
• LD, CD-G, CD-I, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and
DVD-RAM discs cannot be played on this product.
If such discs are played, a <WRONG DISC
FORMAT> message appears on the TV screen.
• DVD discs purchased abroad may not play on this
product.
If such discs are played, a <Wrong Region. Please
check Disc.> message appears on the TV screen.
Disc Types And Disc Format
This product does not support Secure (DRM) Media files.
CD-R Discs
• Some CD-R discs may not be playable depending on
the disc recording device (CD-Recorder or PC) and the
condition of the disc.
• Use a 650MB/74 minute CD-R disc.
Do not use CD-R discs over 700MB/80 minutes as
they may not be played back.
• Some CD-RW (Rewritable) media, may not be playable.
• Only CD-Rs that are properly "closed" can be fully
played. If the session is closed but the disc is left open,
you may not be able to fully play the disc.
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CD-R MP3 Discs
• Only CD-R discs with MP3 files in ISO 9660 or
Joliet format can be played.
• MP3 file names should contain no blank spaces
or special characters (. / = +).
• Use discs recorded with a compression/
decompression data rate greater than 128Kbps.
• Only files with the ".mp3" and ".MP3" extensions
can be played.
• Only a consecutively written multisession disc can
be played. If there is a blank segment in the
Multisession disc, the disc can be played only up
to the blank segment.
• If the disc is not closed, it will take longer to begin
playback and not all of the recorded files may be played.
• For files encoded in Variable Bit Rate (VBR)
format, i.e. files encoded in both low bit rate and
high bit rate (e.g., 32Kbps ~ 320Kbps), the
sound may skip during playback.
• A maximum of 500 tracks can be played per CD.
• A maximum of 300 folders can be played per CD.
CD-R JPEG Discs
• Only files with the "jpg" extensions can be played.
• If the disc is not closed, it will take longer to start
playing and not all of the recorded files may be
played.
• Only CD-R discs with JPEG files in ISO 9660 or Joliet
format can be played.
• JPEG file names should be 8 characters or less in
length and contain no blank spaces or special
characters (. / = +).
• Only a consecutively written multisession disc can be
played. If there is a blank segment in the multisession
disc, the disc can be played only up to the blank
segment.
• A maximum of 999 images can be stored on a folder.
• When playing a Kodak/Fuji Picture CD, only the JPEG
files in the picture folder can be played.
• Picture discs other than Kodak/Fuji Picture CDs may
take longer to start playing or may not play at all.
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• Software updates for incompatible formats are not
supported.
(Example : QPEL, GMC, resolution higher than
800 x 600 pixels, etc.)
• If a DVD-R/-RW disc has not been recorded
properly in DVD Video format, it will not be
playable.
• When you play a disc whose sampling frequency is
higher than 48khz or 320kbps, you may experience
shaking on the screen during playback.
• Sections with a high frame rate might not be played
while playing a DivX file.
• Since this product only provides encoding formats
authorized by DivX Networks, Inc., a DivX file
created by the user might not play.
Getting Started
DVD±R/±RW, CD-R/RW Discs
DivX (Digital internet video express)
DivX is a video file format developed by Microsoft and is
based on MPEG4 compression technology to provide
audio and video data over the Internet in real-time.
MPEG4 is used for video encoding and MP3 for audio
encoding so that the users can watch a movie at near
DVD-quality video and audio.
Supported Formats (DivX)
This product only supports the following media formats.
If both video and audio formats are not supported, the
user may experience problems such as broken images
or no sound.
Supported Video Formats
Format
AVI
WMV
Supported Versions
DivX3.11~DivX5.1, XviD
V1/V2/V3/V7
Supported Audio Formats
Format
Bit Rate
Sampling
Frequency
MP3
80~320kbps
WMA
56~128kbps
AC3
128~384kbps
44.1/48khz
DTS
1.5Mbps
44.1khz
44.1khz
• DivX files, including audio and video files, created in
the DTS format can only support up to 6Mbps.
• Aspect Ratio : Although the default DivX resolution is
640x480 pixels, this product supports up to
720x480 pixels. TV screen resolutions higher than
800 will not be supported.
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Getting Started
Notes on USB connection
Supported devices: USB storage media, MP3
player, digital camera, USB card reader
1) If a folder or file name is longer than 10
characters, it may not properly display or
operate.
2) A subtitle file bigger than 148KB may not be
properly displayed.
3) A certain USB/digital camera device, USB card
reader may not be compatible with the product.
4) FAT16 and FAT32 file systems are supported.
• NTFS file system is not supported.
5) Photo (JPEG), music (MP3, WMA) and video file
should have their names in Korean or English.
Otherwise, the file may not played.
6) Connect directly to the product's USB port.
Connecting through another cable may raise
problems with USB compatibility.
7) Inserting more than one memory device to a
multi-card reader may not operate properly.
8) PTP protocol for digital camera is not supported.
9) Do not disconnect USB device during a
"Reading" process.
10) Bigger the image resolution, the longer the delay
to displaying.
11) DRM applied MP3/WMA or video files
downloaded from a commercial site are not
played back.
12) External HDD device is not supported.
13) Supported file formats
Format
Still
Picture
File name
JPG
MP3
WMA
WMV
DivX
File
extension
JPG
.JPEG
.MP3
.WMA
.WMV
.AVI
Bit rate
–
80~320
kbps
56~128
kbps
4Mbps
4Mbps
Version
–
–
V8
V1,V2,
V3,V7
DivX3.11~
DivX5.1,
XviD
Pixel
640x480
–
–
720x480
Sampling
Frequency
–
44.1kHz
44.1kHz
44.1KHz~ 48KHz
10
Music
Movie
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Getting Started
Description
Front Panel
1
2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10
11
AUX IN 1/
ASC IN
12
13
1
DISC TRAY
Insert disc here.
2
DISPLAY
Displays the playing status, time, etc.
3
REMOTE CONTROL SENSOR
Detects signals from the remote control.
4
OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON (
)
Opens and closes the disc tray.
5
FUNCTION BUTTON (
)
The mode switches as follows :
DVD/CD ➞ D.IN ➞ AUX 1 ➞AUX 2 ➞ USB ➞IPOD ➞ FM.
6
TUNING DOWN & SKIP BUTTON (
7
STOP BUTTON (
8
PLAY/ PAUSE BUTTON (
9
TUNING UP & SKIP BUTTON (
10
VOLUME CONTROL BUTTON (
11
POWER BUTTON (
12
AUX IN 1/ASC IN CONNECTOR
Connect external components such as an MP3 player.
Connect to use the ASC (Auto Sound Calibration) function.
13
USB PORT
Connect here and play files from external USB storage devices such as
MP3 players, USB flash memory, etc.
)
)
Goes back to the previous title/chapter/track.
Tunes down the FM frequency band.
Stops disc playback.
)
)
Plays a disc or pauses playback.
Goes to the next title/chapter/track.
Tunes up the FM frequency band.
)
,
)
Volume adjustment.
Turns the product on and off.
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Getting Started
Rear Panel
1
2
3
4
5 6 7
8
9
10
VIDEO
OUT
DIGITAL
AUDIO IN
FM ANT
HDMI OUT
OPTICAL
iPod
WIRELESS
AUX IN 2
COMPONENT
OUT
1
5.1 CHANNEL SPEAKER OUTPUT
CONNECTORS
Connect the front, centre, rear speakers and subwoofer.
2
iPod JACK
Connect the iPod dock connector here.
3
EXTERNAL DIGITAL OPTICAL IN JACK
(DIGITAL AUDIO IN)
EXT (AV)
Use this to connect external equipment capable of digital output.
4
TX CARD CONNECTION (WIRELESS)
The TX card enables communication between the product and the
optional wireless receiver module.
5
HDMI OUT JACK
Use an HDMI cable, connect this HDMI output terminal to the HDMI input
terminal on your TV for the best quality picture.
6
AUX IN 2 JACKS
Connect to the 2CH Analogue output of an external device (such as a VCR).
7
VIDEO OUT JACK
Connect your TV's Video Input jack (VIDEO IN) to the VIDEO OUT jack.
8
COMPONENT VIDEO OUTPUT JACKS
Connect a TV with Component video inputs to these jacks.
9
SCART JACK
Connect to a TV with scart input jack.
FM ANTENNA JACK
Connect the FM antenna.
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Getting Started
Remote control
Tour of the Remote Control
POWER
FUNCTION
TV SOURCE
DVD RECEIVER/TV
SLEEP
RDS DISPLAY
TA
Turn the product on and off.
If you want to change to Home Cinema
or TV mode on the remote control,
check this button's LED colour.
- Home Cinema : Orange
- TV : Green
Press the number button to operate options.
Number 8 button: COMPONENT SEL.
Number 0 button: VIDEO SEL.
㪈
㪉
㪊
PTY SEARCH
PTY+
㪋
㪌
㪍
㪎
㪏
PTY-
㪐
DSP /EQ
㪇
Select the desired Dolby Pro Logic II audio
mode.
Press to stop/play a disc.
TUNING
/CH
VOL
REPEAT
DISC MENU
MENU
TITLE MENU
Press to check the disc menu.
Adjust the brightness of Display.
Regulate and stabilize the
volume level against a
drastic volume change.
Select the desired DSP/EQ audio
mode.
Search for active FM stations and
change channels.
Allows you to repeat a title,
chapter, track or disc.
Use this to enter the Title menu.
TOOLS
INFO
RETURN
EXIT
Select on-screen menu items and
change menu value.
Allow access to common functions
of the product such as the Photo List.
or
GREEN(B) : Press to preset FM stations.
Use the RDS function to receive
FM stations.
MUTE
Adjust the volume.
Return to the previous menu.
Set the time to shut off the
product itself.
Press to pause a disc.
Cut off the sound temporarily.
Used to change the audio/subtitle
language, angle etc.
To open and close the disc tray.
Press to search backwards
or forwards.
Press to skip backwards or forwards.
Press this to move to the home
menu.
This is mode selection button.
or
Press to select TV's video mode.
Display current disc(file) status.
Exit the menu.
A
DIMMER
TUNER MEMORY
MO/ST
CD RIPPING
B
C
D
S . VOL
AUDIO UPSCALE
P .BASS
Allow access to common functions
of the product such as the Photo List.
or
YELLOW(C) : Select MONO or STEREO
for radio broadcasting.
BLUE(D) : Converts audio sound of the
CD into a MP3 file format.
Select the desired P.BASS or
MP3 Enhancement mode.
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Getting Started
Installing batteries in the Remote
Control
* Battery size: AAA
TV Brand Code List
Brand
Admiral
(M.Wards)
A Mark
Anam
AOC
Bell & Howell
(M.Wards)
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Place batteries in the remote control so they match
the polarity : (+) to (+) and (–) to (–).
Always replace both batteries at the same time.
Do not expose the batteries to heat or flame.
The remote control can be used up to approximately
7 meters in a straight line.
Setting the Remote Control
When operating a TV with the remote control
1. Press the DVD RECEIVER/TV button to set the
remote control to TV mode.
2. Press the POWER button to turn on the TV.
3. While holding down the POWER button, enter
the code corresponding to your brand of TV.
• If there is more than one code listed for your
TV in the table, enter one at a time to
determine which code works.
• Example : For a Samsung TV
While holding down the POWER button, use the
number buttons to enter 00, 15, 16, 17 and 40.
4. If the TV turns off, the setting is complete.
• You can use the TV POWER, VOLUME,
CHANNEL, and Numeric buttons (0~9).
✎ NOTE


The remote control may not work on some brands of
TV's. Also, some operations may not be possible
depending on your brand of TV.
If you do not set the remote control with the code
for your brand of TV, the remote control will work
on a Samsung TV by default.
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MTC
Code
18
01, 15
01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06,
07, 08, 09, 10, 11,
12, 13, 14
01, 18, 40, 48
NEC
18, 19, 20, 40, 59, 60
Nikei
03
Onking
03
57, 58, 81
Onwa
59, 60
Panasonic
Penney
03
Candle
18
Cetronic
03
Philco
Citizen
03, 18, 25
Philips
Cinema
97
Pioneer
Classic
03
Portland
15, 18, 59
Concerto
18
Proton
40
Contec
46
Quasar
06, 66, 67
Coronado
15
03, 05, 61, 82, 83, 84
Radio Shack
RCA/
17, 48, 56, 60, 61, 75
Craig
Croslex
62
Proscan
Realistic
Crown
03
Sampo
Curtis Mates
59, 61, 63
Samsung
CXC
Sanyo
Scott
03, 40, 60, 61
Daytron
03
02, 03, 04, 15, 16, 17, 18,
19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34,
35, 36, 48, 59, 90
40
40
00, 15, 16, 17, 40, 43, 46,
47, 48, 49,
19, 61, 65
Sears
15, 18, 19
Dynasty
03
15, 57, 64
Emerson
03, 15, 40, 46, 59, 61,
64, 82, 83, 84, 85
Fisher
19, 65
Sharp
Signature
2000
(M.Wards)
Sony
50, 51, 52, 53, 55
03, 40
Daewoo
You can control certain functions of your TV with this
remote control.
Brand
06, 07, 08, 09, 54, 66,
67, 73, 74
18
03, 15, 17, 18, 48, 54,
59, 62, 69, 90
15, 17, 18, 40, 48,
54, 62, 72
63, 66, 80, 91
Brocsonic
✎ NOTE
Code
56, 57, 58
18, 59, 67, 76, 77, 78,
92, 93, 94
03, 19
57, 58
Funai
03
Soundesign
Futuretech
General
Electric (GE)
03
06, 40, 56, 59, 66,
67, 68
Spectricon
01
SSS
18
Hall Mark
40
Sylvania
Hitachi
15, 18, 50, 59, 69
Symphonic
18, 40, 48, 54, 59,
60, 62
61, 95, 96
Inkel
45
Tatung
06
JC Penny
56, 59, 67, 86
Techwood
18
JVC
70
Teknika
03, 15, 18, 25
KTV
59, 61, 87, 88
TMK
18, 40
KEC
03, 15, 40
Toshiba
19, 57, 63, 71
KMC
15
01, 15, 16, 17, 37, 38,
39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44
Vidtech
18
Videch
59, 60, 69
18
Wards
15, 17, 18, 40, 48,
54, 60, 64
Yamaha
18
York
40
LG (Goldstar)
Luxman
Marantz
19, 54, 56, 59, 60, 62,
63, 65, 71
15, 17, 18, 48, 54, 59,
60, 62, 72, 89
40, 54
Yupiteru
03
Matsui
54
Zenith
58, 79
LXI (Sears)
Magnavox
MGA
Mitsubishi/
MGA
18, 40
Zonda
01
18, 40, 59, 60, 75
Dongyang
03, 54
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Connections
Connections
This section involves various methods of connecting the product to other external components.
Before moving or installing the product, be sure to turn off the power and disconnect the power cord.
Connecting the Speakers
Position of the product
SW
Place it on a stand or cabinet shelf, or under the
TV stand.
Selecting the Listening Position
The listening position should be located about 2.5
to 3 times the distance of the TV's screen size
away from the TV.
Example : For 32" TV's 2~2.4m
For 55" TV's 3.5~4m
Front Speakers ei
Centre Speaker
f
hj
Rear Speakers
Place these speakers in front of your listening position, facing inwards (about 45°)
toward you. Place the speakers so that their tweeters will be at the same height
as your ear. Align the front face of the front speakers with the front face of the
centre speaker or place them slightly in front of the centre speakers.
It is best to install it at the same height as the front speakers. You can also install it
directly over or under the TV.
Place these speakers to the side of your listening position. If there isn't enough
room, place these speakers so they face each other. Place them about 60 to
90cm above your ear, facing slightly downward.
the front and centre speakers, the rear speakers are used to handle
* Unlike
mainly sound effects and sound will not come from them all the time.
Subwoofer
g
The position of the subwoofer is not so critical. Place it anywhere you like.
! CAUTION



Do not let children play with or near the speakers. They could get hurt if the speaker falls.

Do not hang the subwoofer on the wall through the duct (hole).
When connecting the speaker wires to the speakers, make sure that the polarity (+/–) is correct.
Keep the subwoofer out of the reach of children so as to prevent them from inserting their hands or alien
substances into the duct (hole) of the subwoofer.
✎ NOTE

If you place a speaker near your TV set, screen colour may be distorted because of the magnetic field
generated by the speaker. If this occurs, place the speaker away from your TV set.
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Connections
Connecting the Speakers
Speaker Components
HT-C550
(L)
(R)
(L)
FRONT
(R)
CENTRE
REAR
Speaker Components
SUBWOOFER
SPEAKER CABLE
Assembled Speakers
HT-C553
HT-C553
(L) (R)
SCREW (5×15): 2EA
SCREW (4×20): 8EA
CENTRE SPEAKER
FRONT
(L)
¨
CENTRE
STAND
(R)
REAR
STAND BASE SUBWOOFER
SPEAKER
CABLE
FRONT
SPEAKER
HT-C555
REAR
SPEAKER
SUBWOOFER
HT-C555
(L) (R)
SCREW (5×15): 4EA
SCREW (4×20): 16EA
FRONT
STAND
(L) (R)
CENTRE
REAR
CENTRE SPEAKER
STAND BASE
SUBWOOFER
¨
FRONT/REAR SPEAKER
SUBWOOFER
SPEAKER CABLE
✎ NOTE
 Refer to page 17 to install the Speakers on the Tallboy Stand.
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Connections
Installing the Speakers on the Tallboy Stand
* HT-C553 only - Front Speakers
1
* HT-C555 only - Front/Rear Speakers
1. Turn the Stand Base upside-down and connect it to
the Stand.
2. Insert small screws (4*20, For connecting Stand & Stand
Base) clockwise into the four holes marked using a
screwdriver as shown in the illustration.
2
Stand
Base
Stand
3
! CAUTION : When you use a torque screwdriver, be
Speaker
careful not to put excessive force. Otherwise, it runs
idle or can be damaged. (torque screwdriver- below 15
kg.f.cm)
4
Stand
3. Connect the upper Speaker to the assembled Stand.
4. Insert another large screw (5*15, For connecting Speaker
& Stand) clockwise into the hole on the rear of the
speaker using a screwdriver.
5. This is the appearance after the speaker is installed.
Follow this steps to install other speaker.
5
Connecting The Speakers
1. Press down the terminal tab on the back of the speaker.
2. Insert the black wire into the black terminal (–) and the red wire into the red
terminal (+), and then release the tab.
3. Connect the connecting plugs to the back of the product by matching the
colours of the speaker plugs to the speaker jacks.
Black
Red
In case of HT-C550
Centre Speaker
Front Speaker (R)
Front Speaker (L)
DIGITAL
AUDIO IN
OPTICAL
iPod
Rear Speaker (R)
Rear Speaker (L)
Subwoofer
* Refer to page 16 for the speakers of HT-C553/C555.
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Connections
Connecting the Optional Wireless Receiver Module
To connect the surround speakers wirelessly, you have to purchase the wireless receiver module and TX
card from your Samsung retailer.
● This product should be connected with the SWA-5000 only.
In Case of HT-C550
Centre Speaker
Front Speaker (R)
Front Speaker (L)
DIGITAL
AUDIO IN
Rear
Speaker (L)
Rear
Speaker (R)
OPTICAL
iPod
Subwoofer
Wireless Receiver Module
* Refer to page 16 for the speakers of HT-C553/C555.
1. Press down the terminal tab on the back of the speaker.
2. Insert the black wire into the black terminal (–) and the red wire into the red
terminal (+), and then release the tab.
3. Connect the connecting plugs to the back of the product by matching the
colours of the speaker plugs to the speaker jacks.
Black
Red
4. With the product turned off, insert the TX card into the
TX Card Connection (WIRELESS) on the back of the product.
• Hold the TX card so that the label "WIRELESS" faces upward and insert
the card into the port.
• The TX card enables communication between the product and the
wireless receiver module.
VIDEO
OUT
DIGITAL
AUDIO IN
HDMI OUT
OPTICAL
iPod
WIRELESS
AUX IN 2
COMPONENT
OUT
WIRELESS
5. Connect the left and right rear speakers to the wireless Receiver module.
6. Plug the power cord of the wireless Receiver module in the wall outlet .
TX card
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




Place the wireless receiver module at the rear of the listening position. If the wireless receiver module is too close to
the product, some sound interruption may be heard due to interference.
If you use a device such as a microwave oven, wireless LAN Card, Bluetooth equipment, or any other device that
uses the same frequency (2.4/5.8GHz) near the product, some sound interruption may be heard due to
interference.
The transmission distance from the product to the wireless receiver module is about 10m, but may vary depending
on your operating environment. If a steel-concrete wall or metallic wall is between the product and the wireless
receiver module, the system may not operate at all, because the radio wave cannot penetrate metal.
If the product doesn't make wireless connection, the product needs ID Setting between the product and wireless
receiver module. With the product turned off, press remote control's number buttons "0"J"1"J"3"J"5" and the
message "W INIT" will appear on the display.
With the wireless receiver module turned on, press "ID SET" button on the back of the wireless receiver module for
5 seconds.
Connections
✎ NOTE
! CAUTION








Do not insert any other card except the provided TX card.
If a different TX card is used, the product may be damaged or the card may not be removed easily.
Do not insert the TX card upside down or in the reverse direction.
Insert the TX card when the product is turned off. Inserting the card when it is turned on may cause a problem.
If the TX Card is inserted and wireless receiver module setting is complete, sound is not output from the rear
Speaker connectors on the product.
The wireless receiver antenna is built into the wireless receiver module. Keep it away from water and moisture.
For optimal listening performance, make sure that the area around the wireless receiver module location is clear of
any obstructions.
If no sound is heard from the wireless receiver module, switch the mode to DVD 5.1 channel or Dolby
ProLogic II .
In 2-CH mode, no sound will be heard from the wireless receiver module.
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Connections
Connecting the Video Out to your TV
Choose one of the four methods for connecting to a TV.
METHOD 1
METHOD 4 (supplied)
VIDEO
OUT
FM ANT
HDMI OUT
WIRELESS
AUX IN 2
COMPONENT
OUT
EXT (AV)
METHOD 3
METHOD 2
METHOD 1 : HDMI
Connect an HDMI cable (not supplied) from the HDMI OUT jack on the back of the product to the HDMI IN
jack on your TV.
METHOD 2 : Component Video
If your television is equipped with Component Video inputs, connect a Component video cable(not supplied)
from the COMPONENT OUT (Pr, Pb and Y) jacks on the back of the product to the Component Video Input
jacks on your TV.
COMPONENT SELECT Function
1. With the product turned off, press and hold the Number 8 (COMPONENT SEL.) button on the remote
control for over 5 seconds.
• <Y Pb Pr> or <RGB> will appear on the display.
2. Press the Number 8 (COMPONENT SEL.) button to select <Y Pb Pr> to set the the product to
COMPONENT mode.
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Connections
METHOD 3 : Scart
If your television is equipped with a SCART input, connect a Scart cable (not supplied) from the EXT (AV) jack
on the back of the product to the SCART IN jack on your television.
1. With the product turned off, press and hold the Number 8 (COMPONENT SEL.) button on the remote
control for over 5 seconds.
• <Y Pb Pr> or <RGB> will appear on the display.
2. Press the Number 8 (COMPONENT SEL.) button to select <RGB> to set SCART mode.
VIDEO SELECT Function
Press and hold the Number 0 (VIDEO SEL.) button on the remote control for over 5 seconds.
• <COMPOSITE> or <RGB> will appear on the display.
At this time, press the Number 0 (VIDEO SEL.) button to select between <COMPOSITE> and <RGB>.
• If Scart (RGB Input) is equipped for your TV, press the Number 0 (VIDEO SEL.) button to select RGB
mode. You can get a better picture quality by using Scart setting.
• If Scart (RGB Input) is not equipped for your TV, press the Number 0 (VIDEO SEL.) button to select
COMPOSITE mode.
METHOD 4 : Composite Video
Connect the supplied Video cable from the VIDEO OUT jack on the back of the product to the VIDEO IN jack
on your TV.
✎ NOTE



Resolutions available for the HDMI output are 480p(576p), 720p,1080i/1080p. See page 26 for the resolution
setting.
This product operates in Interlace scan mode 480i(576i) for component/composite output.
After making the video connection, set the Video input source on your TV to match the corresponding Video
output mode on your product.
Turn this product on first before you set the video input source on your TV. See your TV owner's manual for
more information on how to select the TV's Video Input source.
! CAUTION

Do not connect the unit through a VCR. Video signals fed through VCRs may be affected by copyright
protection systems and the picture will be distorted on the television.
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Connections
Connecting the Video Out to your TV
HDMI FUNCTION
HDMI Auto Detection Function
The product's video output will automatically change to HDMI mode when connecting an HDMI cable while power is on.
• HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface)
• HDMI is an interface that enables the digital transmission of video and audio data with just a single
connector. Using HDMI, the product transmits a digital video and audio signal and displays a vivid picture
on a TV having an HDMI input jack.
• HDMI connection description
- HDMI outputs only a pure digital signal to the TV.
- If your TV does not support HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), random noise appears
on the screen.
• What is the HDCP?
• HDCP (High-band width Digital Content Protection) is a system for protecting DVD content outputted via
HDMI from being copied. It provides a secure digital link between a video source (PC, DVD. etc) and a
display device (TV, projector. etc). Content is encrypted at the source device to prevent unauthorized
copies from being made.
✎ NOTE

When a HDMI cable is connected, composite(Video) and component video signals are not output.
Using Anynet+(HDMI-CEC)
Anynet+ is a function that enables you to control other Samsung Devices with your Samsung TV's remote
control. Anynet + can be used by connecting this product to a SAMSUNG TV using a HDMI Cable. This is
only available with SAMSUNG TV's that support Anynet+.
1. Connect the the product to a Samsung TV with an HDMI cable. (See page 20)
2. Set the Anynet+ function on your TV. (See the TV instruction manual for more information.)
✎ NOTE



The Anynet+ function supports some buttons of the remote control.

Please check the
This function is not available if an HDMI cable does not support CEC.
Depending on your TV, certain HDMI output resolutions may not work.
Please refer to the user’s manual of your TV.
22
logo (If your TV has an
logo, then it supports Anynet+ function.)
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Connections
Connecting the FM Antenna
FM Antenna (supplied)
VIDEO
OUT
FM ANT
HDMI OUT
WIRELESS
AUX IN 2
COMPONENT
OUT
EXT (AV)
1. Connect the FM antenna supplied to the FM Antenna jack.
2. Slowly move the antenna wire around until you find a location where reception is good, then fasten it to a
wall or other rigid surface.
✎ NOTE

This product does not receive AM broadcasts.
Connecting Audio from External Components
Audio Out
AUX IN 1/
ASC IN
Audio Cable
(not supplied)
AUX1 : Connecting an External Component/MP3 player
Components such as an MP3 Player.
1. Connect AUX IN1 / ASC IN (Audio) on the front of the product to the Audio Out of the external
component/ MP3 player.
2. Press the FUNCTION button to select AUX1 input.
• The mode switches as follows :
DVD/CD ➞ D.IN ➞ AUX 1 ➞ AUX 2 ➞ USB ➞ IPOD ➞ FM.
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Connections
Connecting Audio from External Components
VIDEO
OUT
FM ANT
White
DIGITAL
AUDIO IN
HDMI OUT
OPTICAL
iPod
Red
WIRELESS
AUX IN 2
Optical Cable
(not supplied)
COMPONENT
OUT
EXT (AV)
Audio Cable (not supplied)
If the external analogue
component has only one Audio
Out, connect either left or right.
Set-Top Box
VCR
OPTICAL
AUX 2
AUX2 : Connecting an External Analogue Component
Analogue signal components such as a VCR.
1. Connect AUX IN 2 (Audio) on the back of the product to the Audio Out of the external Analogue
component.
• Be sure to match the colors of the connecting jacks.
2. Press the FUNCTION button to select AUX 2 input.
• The mode switches as follows :
DVD/CD ➞ D.IN ➞ AUX 1 ➞ AUX 2 ➞ USB ➞ IPOD ➞ FM.
✎ NOTE

You can connect the Video Output jack of your VCR to the TV, and connect the Audio Output jacks of the
VCR to this product.
OPTICAL : Connecting an External Digital Component
Digital signal components such as a Cable Box/Satellite receiver (Set-Top Box).
1. Connect the DIGITAL AUDIO IN (OPTICAL) on the back of the product to the Digital Output of the
external digital component.
2. Press the FUNCTION button to select D.IN.
• The mode switches as follows :
DVD/CD ➞ D.IN ➞ AUX 1 ➞ AUX 2 ➞ USB ➞ IPOD ➞ FM.
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Setup
1. Press the POWER button when it is plugged in
TV for the first time.
Initial Setting screen will be displayed.
Setting the Setup menu
The access step may differ depending on the selected
menu. The GUI (Graphical User Interface) in this
manual may differ, depending on the firmware version.
1
Initial setting > On-Screen Language
Setup
Before Starting (Initial Setting)
DISC MENU
MENU
TITLE MENU
Select a language for the on-screen displays.
TOOLS
INFO
English
Korean
3
Dutch
French
German
2
Italian
Move
Select
RETURN
Return
2. Press the ▲▼ buttons to select the desired
language, then press the ENTER button.
3. Press the ENTER button to select Start button.
4. Press the ▲▼ buttons to select desired TV Aspect,
then press the ENTER button.
5. Plug the ASC microphone into the ASC IN jack
on the product.
- Auto Sound Calibration screen will be displayed.
EXIT
4
TUNER MEMORY
MO/ST
CD RIPPING
B
C
D
A
1
MENU BUTTON : Display the home menu.
2
RETURN BUTTON : Return to the previous
setup menu.
3
ENTER / DIRECTION BUTTON
Move the cursor and select an item.
Select the currently selected item.
Confirm the setting.
4
EXIT BUTTON : Exit the setup menu.
6. Press the ENTER button to select Start button.
✎ NOTE




If the HDMI cable is connected to the product, TV aspect
does not appear.
If you move to the previous screen, press the RETURN
button.
Once you select a menu language, you can change it by
pressing the STOP () button on the remote control for
more than 5 seconds with no disc.
When the Initial Setting screen does not appear, refer to
Initial Setting. (see page 30)
Selecting the Video Format
Each country has a different video format standard.
You can select the video format either NTSC or PAL.
Press and hold the Number 7 button on the remote
control for over 5 seconds while the product is
urned off.
• "NTSC" or "PAL" will appear on the display. At this
time, press the Number 7 button to select either
"NTSC" or "PAL".
• The video format of the disc must be the same as
he video format of your TV.
Settings
Function
DVD/CD
1. Press the POWER button.
2. Press the ◄► buttons to select Settings, then
press the ENTER button.
3. Press the ▲▼ buttons to select the desired
menu, then press the ENTER button.
4. Press the ▲▼ buttons to select the desired submenu, then press the ENTER button.
5. Press the ▲▼ buttons to select the desired
item, then press the ENTER button.
6. Press the EXIT button to exit the setup menu.
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Setup
Display
You can configure various display options such as
the TV Aspect, Resolution, etc.
TV Aspect
Depending on the type of television you have, you
may want to adjust the screen setting.
• On : The original resolution of the DVD disc will
be output to the TV direct.
• Off : The output resolution will be fixed
according to the Resolution previously set,
regardless of the resolution of the disc.
✎ NOTE

• 4:3 Pan-Scan
Select when you want to see the 16:9
video supplied by the DVD without the
black bars on top and bottom, even
though you have a TV with a 4:3 ratio
screen(extreme left and right portion of
the movie picture will be cut off).
Select when you want to see the total
16:9 ratio screen DVD supplies, even
though you have a TV with a 4:3 ratio
screen. Black bars will appear at the
top and bottom of the screen.
• 16:9 Wide
You can view the full 16:9 picture on
your widescreen TV.
Sets the output resolution of the HDMI video signal. The
number in 480p(576p), 720p, 1080i and 1080p indicates
the number of lines of video.
The i and p indicate interlace and progressive scan,
respectively.
• BD Wise : Automatically sets the optimal resolution when
connected via HDMI to a TV with the BD Wise feature. (The
BD Wise menu item appears only if BD Wise is set to On.)
• 480p(576p) : Outputs 480 lines of progressive video.
• 720p : Outputs 720 lines of progressive video.
• 1080i : Outputs 1080 lines of interlaced video.
• 1080p : Outputs 1080 lines of progressive video.
✎ NOTE
✎ NOTE



Resolution
• 4:3 Letter Box


This will optimize the picture quality according
to the content (In the disc, DVD, etc) that you
want to play and the product or your BD Wisecompliant Samsung TV.
If you want to change the resolution in BD Wise
mode, you must set BD mode to Off in advance.
BD Wise will be disabled if the product is
connected to a device that does not support
BD Wise.
When using HDMI, the screen is automatically converted to the
16:9 Wide mode and TV Aspect is deactivated.
If a DVD is in the 4:3 ratio, you cannot view it in the wide screen.
Since DVD discs are recorded in various image formats, they will
look different depending on the software, the type of TV, and the
TV aspect ratio setting.
BD Wise


If Component or Composite is connected, the
resolution supports only 480i(576i).
1080P may not appear depending on TV.
HDMI Format
You can optimize the colour setting from the HDMI
output. Select a connected device Type.
• TV : Select if connected to a TV via HDMI.
• Monitor : Select if connected to a Monitor via HDMI.
(Samsung products only)
BD Wise is Samsung's latest inter-connectivity
feature. When you connect Samsung products with
BD-Wise to each other via HDMI, the optimum
resolution will be set automatically.
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Speaker Setting
Speaker Size
You can set the Speaker Size of the Centre, Rear Speakers
and also Test Tone in this mode.
Settings
Speaker Size
►
Sound Edit
Delay Time
Move
Adjusting Centre/Rear/Subwoofer Speaker Level
 The volume level can be adjusted in steps from
+6dB to –6dB.
 The sound gets louder as you move closer to +6dB
and quieter as you get closer to -6dB.
Delay Time
Speaker Setting
Test Tone
: Off
Select
Return
Select
Return
• For the Front speakers, the mode is set to Small.
• For the Subwoofer, the mode is set to Present.
• For the Centre and Rear speakers, you can switch
the mode to Small or None.
- Small : Select this when using the speakers.
- None : Select this when no speaker is
connected.
If the speakers cannot be placed at equal distances from
the listening position, you can adjust the delay time of
the audio signals from the Centre and Rear speakers.
You can also set Test Tone in this mode.
Setting up the Speaker Delay Time
When 5.1CH Surround Sound is played, you can
enjoy the best sound if the distance between you
and each speaker is the same.
Since the sounds arrive at the listening position at
different times depending on the placement of
speakers, you can adjust this difference by adding a
delay effect to the sound of the Centre and Rear
Speakers.
Settings
Delay Time
✎ NOTE

Setup
Adjusting Front/Rear Speaker Balance
 You can select between 0 and -6.
 The volume decreases as you move closer to –6.
Audio
Front
Center
The speaker mode may vary depending on Dolby
Pro Logic and Stereo settings.
Rear
: 00mSEC
: 10mSEC
Subwoofer
Test Tone
: Off
Sound Edit
Change
Move
You can adjust the balance and level for each speaker.
✎ NOTE
Settings
Sound Edit
Front Bal.
dB L
R
dB
Rear Bal.
dB L
R
dB
Center Level
dB
Rear Level
dB
SW Level
dB
Change
Move
Select
Return
Select
Return

The Delay Time menu will be activated only when the
5.1 channel source is played.

You can not set Centre and Rear in this mode when
Centre or Rear of Speaker Size is set to None.
Select
Return
Select
Return
Press the ▲▼ buttons to select and adjust the
desired speaker.
Press the ◄► buttons to adjust the settings.
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Setup
Ideal Centre
Speaker placement
Test Tone
Settings
Speaker Setting
Speaker Size
Sound Edit
Delay Time
Test Tone
Ideal Rear
Speaker placement
It is desirable to place all speakers within this circle.
Df: The distance from Front Speaker
Dc: The distance from Centre Speaker
Dr: The distance from Rear Speaker
Setting the Centre Speaker
If the distance of Dc is equal to or longer than the
distance of Df in the figure, set the mode as 0ms.
Otherwise, change the setting according to the table.
Distance
between 0.00m 0.34m 0.68m 1.06m 1.40m 1.76m
Df and Dc
Delay
Time
00 ms 01 ms 02 ms 03 ms 04 ms 05 ms
Move
: On
►
Select
Return
Select
Return
Use the Test Tone feature to check the speaker
connections.
• Press the ◄► buttons to select On.
• The test tone will be sent to Front Left ➞ Center
➞ Front Right ➞ Rear Right ➞ Rear Left ➞
Subwoofer in order.
To stop the test tone, press the ENTER button.
ASC (Auto Sound Calibration) Setting
By setting the Auto Sound Calibration(ASC) function
just once when you relocate or install the product,
you can have the product automatically recognize
the distance between speakers, levels between
channels, and frequency characteristics to create a
5.1-channel sound field optimized for your
environment.
Setting the Rear Speaker
If the distance of Dc is equal to or longer than the
distance of Dr in the figure, set the mode as 0ms.
Otherwise, change the setting according to the table.
AUX IN 1/
ASC IN
Distance
between 0.00m 1.06m 2.11m 3.16m 3.62m 5.29m
Dr and Dc
1/
AUX IN
ASC IN
ASC
Microphone
Delay
Time
00 ms 03 ms 06 ms 09 ms 12 ms 15 ms
✎ NOTE



With
PL II (Dolby Pro Logic II), the delay time
may be different for each mode.
With AC-3 and DTS, the delay time can be set
between 00 and 15mSEC.
The Centre channel is only adjustable on 5.1
channel discs.
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L: Front Speaker (L)
SW: Subwoofer
R: Front Speaker (R)
SL: Rear Speaker (L)
C: Centre Speaker
SR: Rear Speaker (R)
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✎ NOTE




✎ NOTE
ASC setup can be made when there is no disc in
the product.
You cannot adjust the volume using the volume
control buttons, because the volume level is fixed
during the ASC setup.
If the auto sound microphone is disconnected
during the ASC setup, the setup will be cancelled.
When ASC function is activated, the DSP/EQ,
Dolby Pro Logic ll and P. BASS sound effects will
not work.
If the product is connected to external devices or
other components (such as an iPod, AUX, D.IN),
the ASC Setup may not work exactly.
Auto Sound Calibration
You will hear either the ASC mode or the User
Speaker Settings.
• ON: You will hear sound in the Auto Sound
Calibration(ASC) mode.
• OFF: You will hear sound in the Speaker Setting
value.

Setup

Setting the Auto Sound Calibration function
takes about 3 minutes.
DRC (Dynamic Range Compression)
This feature balances the range between the loudest
and quietest sounds. You can use this function to
enjoy Dolby Digital sound when watching movies at
low volume at night.
• You can select eitheroff, 2/8, 4/8, 6/8, Full
AV-SYNC
Video and audio sync may not match with digital TV.
If this occurs, adjust the audio delay time to
match the video
• You can set the audio delay time between 0 mSec
and 300 mSec. Set it to the optimal status.
HDMI AUDIO
The audio signals transmitted over the HDMI Cable
can be toggled On/Off.
Settings
Auto Sound Calibration
Auto Sound Calibration
:
ON
►
Auto Sound Calibration Setting
Change
Move
Select
Return
Select
Return
• On : Both video and audio signals are transmitted
over the HDMI connection cable, and audio
is output through your TV speakers only.
• Off : Video is transmitted over the HDMI
connection cable only, and audio is output
through the product speakers only.
✎ NOTE

The default setting of this function is HDMI Audio
Off.

HDMI Audio is automatically down-mixed to 2ch
for TV speakers.

When HDMI Audio is set to On, PL II /DSP EQ
/P.BASS doesn't work.

In the iPod mode, this menu is not available.
Auto Sound Calibration Setting
1. Plug the ASC microphone into the ASC input
jack.
2. Place the ASC microphone at the listening
position.
• Auto Sound Calibration will be automatically set
up in the following sequence:
Front Left Center Front Right Rear
Right Rear Left Subwoofer
• Press the RETURN button to cancel the Auto
Sound Calibration Setting.
• When the message "REMOVE MIC" appears on
the display, unplug the ASC microphone.
EQ Optimizer
Set optimal EQ automatically depending on the
region.
• Off: Turn EQ Optimizer off.
• On: Turn EQ Optimizer on.
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Setup
System
Initial Setting
By using the Initial Setting, you can set language,
TV aspect and ASC(Auto Sound Calibration) setting.
Check if the ASC microphone is connected to the
product.
✎ NOTE

If the HDMI cable is connected to the product,
TV aspect does not appear and it is set to 16:9
Wide automatically.
Security
The Parental Lock function works in conjunction with
DVDs that have been assigned a rating which helps you
control the types of DVDs that your family watches.
There are up to 8 rating levels on a disc.
Parental Rating
Select the rating level you want to set.
A larger number indicates that the program is intended
for adult use only. For example, if you select up to Level
6, discs that contain Level 7, 8 will not play.
DivX(R) Registration
Enter the password and then press the ENTER button.
- The password is set to "7890" by default.
- Once the setup is complete, you will be taken to the
previous screen.
View DivX(R) VOD Registration Code to purchase
Change Password
and play DivX(R) VOD content.
Language
You can select the language you prefer for onscreen menu, disc menu, etc.
OSD
Language
Disc Menu
Audio
Subtitle
Select the language for the onscreen displays.
Select the language for the disc
menu displays.
Settings
Display
Parental
: Off
Audio
Password
: Change
►
Select
Return
System
Language
Security
Support
Move
Select the language for disc audio.
Select the language for disc subtitles.
a To select another language, select OTHERS of Disc
Menu, Audio and Subtitle, and enter the language
code of your country (see page 44).
a You cannot select OTHERS in the OSD Language
menu.
✎ NOTE

Select Change and enter the 4-digit password to set
the parental lock using the number buttons on the
remote control.
The selected language will only appear if it is
supported on the disc.
If you forgot your password
1. Remove the disc.
2. Press and hold the STOP () button on the
remote control for 5 seconds or more. All
settings will revert to the factory settings.
Support
Product Information
Provide the product information such as Model
code, Softrware Version, etc.
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Audio CD(CD-DA)/MP3/WMA Playback
1. Press the OPEN/CLOSE () button.
BA
2. Place a disc gently into the tray with the disc's
label facing up.
3. Press the OPEN/CLOSE () button to close
the disc tray.
Basic Functions
Disc Playback
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Basic Functions
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✎ NOTE

Resume function: When you stop disc play, the
product remembers where you stopped, so when
you press PLAY button again, it will pick up
where you left off. (This function works only with
DVDs.)
Press the STOP button twice during playback to
disable the Resume function.

If no buttons are pressed on the product or
remote control for more than 3 minutes when the
product is in Pause mode, it will be changed
STOP mode.

The initial screen may appear different, depending
on the content of the disc.

Pirated discs will not run in this product because
it violates the CSS (Content Scrambling System :
a copy protection system) recommendations.
*
will appear when an invalid button is pressed.
TV Screen Saver/Power Saving Function
• If the product is left in the stop mode more than 5
minutes without any user interface, a screen saver
will appear on your TV.
• If the product is left in the screen saver mode for
more than 25 minutes, the power will
automatically turn off.
0:15 / 3:59
Function DVD/CD
Repeat Play Mode
1. Insert an Audio CD(CD-DA) or an MP3 Disc into the
disc tray.
• For an Audio CD, the first track will be played
automatically.
- Press the #$ buttons to move to the
previous/next track.
• For the MP3/WMA disc, press the ◄►
buttons to select Music, then press the
ENTER button.
- Press the ▲▼◄► buttons to select a
desired file and press the ENTER button.
- Press the  buttons to move to the
previous/next pages.
2. Press the STOP () button to stop playback.
✎ NOTE



Some MP3/WMA-CDs may not play, depending on
the recording mode.
Table of contents of a MP3-CD varies depending on
the MP3/WMA track format recorded on the disc.
WMA-DRM files cannot be played.
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Basic Functions
JPEG File Playback
Using the Playback Function
Images captured with a digital camera or camcorder, or
JPEG files on a PC can be stored on a CD and then
played back with this product.
Forward/Reverse Search
dBAD
1. Insert a JPEG disc on the disc tray.
2. Press the ◄► buttons to select Photo, and
then press the ENTER button.
Press the  buttons for Search Function.
3. Press the ▲▼ buttons to select the folder you
want to play, and then press the ENTER button.
4. Press the ▲▼ buttons to select the photo you
want to play, and then press the ENTER button.
• The selected file will play and slide show will
start.
• To stop slide show, press the PAUSE ()
button.
• You can view the previous/next file by
pressing the ◄,► buttons during the
slideshow mode.
ROOT
✎ NOTE

No sound is played in search mode.
Skipping Scenes/Songs
dBAD
Press the #$ buttons.
• Each time the button is pressed during playback,
the previous or next chapter, track or directory
(file) will be played.
• You cannot skip chapters consecutively.
JPEG 1
JPEG 2
JPEG 3
642 X 352
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1➞2➞3➞4
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Function DVD/CD
Pages
Slow Motion Play
Return
dD
Rotate Function
G
Press the GREEN(B) or YELLOW(C) button during the
PAUSE mode.
• GREEN(B) Button: Rotate 90° Counterclock wise.
• YELLOW(C) Button: Rotate 90° Clockwise.
✎ NOTE

The maximum resolutions supported by this
product are 5120 x 3480 (or 19.0 MPixel) for
standard JPEG files and 2048 x 1536 (or 3.0
MPixel) for progressive image files.
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Press the PAUSE () button and then  button for
Slow Motion play.
d
D
1 ➞2 ➞3
1 ➞2 ➞3
✎ NOTE


No sound is heard during slow playback.
Reverse slow playback does not work.
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Using the Title Menu
dD
Press the PAUSE button repeatedly.
• The picture moves forward one frame each time
the button is pressed during playback.
✎ NOTE

No sound is heard during step motion playback.
5 Minute Skip function
D
During playback, press the ◄,► button.
• Playback skips 5 minutes forward whenever you
press the ► button.
• Playback skips 5 minutes backward whenever
you press the ◄ button.
d
For DVDs containing multiple titles, you can view the
title of each movie.
TITLE MENU
Basic Functions
Step Motion Play
1. During playback, press the TITLE
MENU button on the remote
control.
2. Press the ▲▼◄► buttons to make
the desired selection, then press the ENTER
button.
✎ NOTE

Depending on the disc, menu setup items may
vary and this menu may not be available.
✎ NOTE

You can operate this function only on the DivX.
Using the Disc Menu
d
You can view the menus for the audio language,
subtitle language, profile, etc.
1. During playback, press the DISC
MENU button on the remote
control.
DISC MENU
2. Press the ▲▼◄► buttons to make
the desired selection, then press the ENTER
button.
✎ NOTE

Depending on the disc, menu setup items may
vary and this menu may not be available.
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Basic Functions
Repeat Playback
A-B Repeat Playback
dBAD
dB
DVD/DivX Repeat
You can repeatedly play back a designated section
of a DVD or CD.
You can repeat the title, chapter or the section(A-B
Repeat) of the DVD/DivX.
1. During the DVD disc or CD playback, press the
REPEAT button on the remote control.
Repeat
2. For DVD, press the ▲▼ buttons to select A-.
For CD press the REPEAT button repeatedly
until
appears.
OFF
3. Press the ENTER button at the point where you
want repeat play to start (A).
4. Press the ENTER button at the point where you
want repeat play to stop (B).
REPEAT
1. During the DVD/DivX playback,
press the REPEAT button on the
remote control.
2. Press the ▲▼ buttons to select a
desired repeat mode, then press the ENTER
button.
3. Press the ▲▼ buttons to select OFF to return
to normal play, then press the ENTER button.
Z
D
5. To return to normal playback,
For DVD, press the ▲▼ buttons to select to OFF.
For CD, press the REPEAT button to select to .
✎ NOTE

The A-B Repeat function does not operate with
DivX, MP3 or JPEG discs.
Title ➞ Chapter ➞ A - ➞ Off
Track ➞ Dir (Directory) ➞ Disc ➞ Off
CD/MP3 Repeat
1. During the CD/ MP3 playback, press the
REPEAT button repeatedly to select the repeat
mode you want.
B
A
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(Normal Repeat Track Repeat All Random Repeat Section A-B)
(Normal Repeat Track
Repeat Dir (Directory) Repeat All Random)
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Change
Select
 Audio(
): Refers to the film's
soundtrack language. A DVD Disc can
contain up to 8 audio languages.
 Subtitle(
): Refers to the subtitle
languages available in the disc. You will
be able to choose the subtitle languages
or, if you prefer, turn them off from the
screen. A DVD Disc can contain up to
32 subtitle languages.
 Angle(
): When a DVD contains
multiple angles of a particular scene, you
can use the Angle function.
Basic Functions
Displaying Disc Information
Selecting the Audio Language
TOOLS
1. During the playback, press the
TOOLS button on the remote
control.
2. Press the ▲▼ buttons to select the desired
item.
3. Press the ◄► buttons to make the desired
setup change and then press the ENTER
button.
- You may use the number buttons of the
remote control to control some item.
4. To make Disc information disappear, press the
TOOLS button again.
dD
1. Press the TOOLS button.
2. Press the ▲▼ buttons to select AUDIO (
display.
)
3. Press the ◄► buttons or numeric buttons to
select the desired audio language.
• Depending on the number of languages on a
DVD disc, a different audio language is
selected each time the button is pressed.
✎ NOTE



If you are playing contents from the tools menu, some
functions may not be enabled depending on the disc.
You can also select DTS, Dolby Digital or Pro Logic,
depending on the disc.
Some tools menu may differ depending on discs and files.
TOOLS menu
 Title(
) : To access the desired title
when there is more than one in the disc.
For example, if there is more than one
movie on a DVD, each movie will be
identified as a Title.
 Chapter(
) : Most DVD discs are
recorded in chapters so that you can
quickly find a specific chapter.
 Playing time( ) : Allows playback of
the film from a desired time. You must
enter the starting time as a reference.
The time search function does not
operate on some discs.
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Basic Functions
3. Press the ◄► buttons or numeric buttons to
select the desired angle.
Selecting the Subtitle Language
dD
1. Press the TOOLS button.
2. Press the ▲▼ buttons to select SUBTITLE (
display.
✎ NOTE


The Angle function works only with discs on
which multiple angles have been recorded.
)
3. Press the ◄► buttons or numeric buttons to
select the desired subtitle language.
• Depending on the number of languages on a
DVD disc, a different subtitle language is
selected each time the button is pressed.

✎ NOTE
Sound Mode
P.BASS
The P.BASS function provides a bass boost to
reinforce the low frequencies.
The MP3 ENHANCE function provides better sound
quality by upscaling the sampling frequency.
Depending on the disc, the Subtitle and Audio
Language functions may not be available.
On the DivX file format, the subtitle languages
may be represented by only numbers.
AUDIO UPSCALE
Press the P.BASS button.
Caption Function
D
• You must have some experience with video
extraction and editing in order to use this feature
properly.
• To use the caption function, save the caption file
(*.smi) in the same file name as that of the DivX
media file (*.avi) within the same folder.
Example. Root
Samsung_007CD1.avi
Samsung_007CD1.smi
• Up to 60 alphanumeric characters or 30 East
Asian characters (2 byte characters such as
Korean and Chinese) for the file name.
• The subtitle of DivX files are *.smi, *.sub, *.srt over
148 kbyte is not supported.
2 Channel
LPCM source
POWER BASS ON ➞
POWER BASS OFF
MP3 file
POWER BASS ON ➞
POWER BASS OFF ➞
MP3 ENHANCE ON
✎ NOTE



Angle Function
P .BASS
The P.BASS function is only available with 2
channel LPCM sources such as MP3, Divx, CD
and WMA.
The P.BASS function does not work with DSP/EQ
or Dolby Pro Logic ll modes.
If you press P.BASS in the DSP/EQ mode, the
DSP/EQ mode is automatically shut off and the
P. BASS function will be turned on.
The MP3 Enhancement function is only available
MP3 file.
d
This function allows you to view the same scene in
different angles.
1. Press the TOOLS button.
2. Press the ▲▼ buttons to select ANGLE (
display.
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Dolby Pro Logic II Mode
• DSP (Digital Signal Processor) : DSP modes have
been designed to simulate different acoustic
environments.
• EQ : You can select ROCK, POP, or CLASSIC etc.
to optimize the sound for the genre of music you are
playing.
You can select the desired Dolby Pro Logic II audio
mode.
Press the
Basic Functions
DSP (Digital Signal Processor)/EQ
PL II button.
DSP /EQ
Press the DSP/EQ button.
POPS,
JAZZ,
ROCK
Depending on the genre of music, you
can select POP, JAZZ, and ROCK.
STUDIO
Provides a sense of presence as if in a
studio.
CLUB
Simulates the sound of a dance club
with a throbbing bass beat.
HALL
Provides a clear vocal as if listening in a
concert hall.
MOVIE
Provides the feeling of a movie cinema.
CHURCH
PASS
Gives the feel of being in a grand
church.
Select this for normal listening.
MUSIC
When listening to music, you can
experience sound effects as if you are
listening to the actual performance.
CINEMA
Adds realism to the movie soundtrack.
PROLOG
You can listen to a 2CH sound source
in 5.1CH surround sound with all
speakers active.
- A specific speaker(s) may not be
output depending on the input signal.
MATRIX
You will hear multi channel surround
sound.
STEREO
Select this to listen to sound from the
front left and right speakers and the
subwoofer only.
✎ NOTE

S.VOL (SMART VOLUME)
This will regulate and stabilize the volume level
against a drastic volume change when changing
channels or during a scene transition.
Press the S.VOL button.

When selecting Pro Logic II mode, connect
your external device to the AUDIO INPUT jacks
(L and R) on the product. If you connect to only
one of the inputs (L or R), you cannot listen to
surround sound.
The Pro Logic II function is only available in
Stereo mode.
S . VOL
• Each time the button is pressed, the
selection changes as follows :
SMART VOLUME ON SMART VOLUME OFF
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Basic Functions
Presetting Stations
Listening to Radio
Using buttons on the Remote Control
1. Press the FUNCTION button to select FM.
2. Tune in to the desired station.
• Automatic Tuning 1 : When the # $ buttons
is pressed, a preset broadcast station is selected.
• Automatic Tuning 2 : Press and hold the
TUNING/CH (
) button to automatically
search for active broadcasting stations.
• Manual Tuning : Press the TUNING/CH (
)
button to increase or decrease the frequency
incrementally.
Using buttons on the product
1. Press the FUNCTION (
FM.
) button to select
2. Select a broadcast station.
• Automatic Tuning 1 : Press the STOP (  )
button to select PRESET and then press the
# $ buttons to select the preset station.
• Automatic Tuning 2 : Press the STOP (  )
button to select MANUAL and then press and
hold the # $ buttons to automatically
search the band.
• Manual Tuning : Press the STOP (  ) button
to select MANUAL and then press the # $
buttons to tune in to a lower or higher
frequency.
MO/ST
C
• Each time the button is pressed, the
sound switches between STEREO
and MONO.
• In a poor reception area, select MONO for a clear,
interference-free broadcast.
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1. Press the FUNCTION button to select FM.
2. Press the TUNING/CH (
) button to select
<89.10>.
TUNER MEMORY
3. Press the TUNER MEMORY button.
B
• Number flashes on the display.
4. Press the # $ buttons to select
preset number.
• You can select between 1 and 15 presets.
5. Press the TUNER MEMORY button again.
• Press the TUNER MEMORY button before
number disappears from the display.
• Number disappears from the display and the
station is stored in memory.
6. To preset another station, repeat steps 2 to 5.
• To tune in to a preset station, press the # $
buttons on the remote control to select a channel.
About RDS broadcasting
Using the RDS (Radio Data System) to
receive FM stations
RDS allows FM stations to send an additional
signal along with their regular program signals.
For example, the stations send their station names,
as well as information about what type of program
they broadcast, such as sports or music, etc.
When tuned to an FM station which provides the RDS
service, the RDS indicator lights up on the display.
Setting Mono/Stereo
Press the MO/ST button.
Example : Presetting FM 89.10 in the memory
Description on RDS function
• PTY (Program Type) : Displays the type of programme
currently being broadcast.
• PS NAME (Program Service Name) : Indicates the name of
broadcasting station and is composed of 8 characters.
• RT (Radio Text) : Decodes the text broadcast by a station
(if any) and is composed of maximum 64 characters.
• CT (Clock Time) : Decodes the real time clock from the FM
frequency. Some stations may not transmit PTY, RT or CT
information therefore this may not be displayed in all cases.
• TA (Traffic Announcement) : TA ON/OFF it shows that the
traffic announcement is in progress.
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
PTY (Program Type) indication and
RDS may not operate correctly if the station tuned
is not transmitting RDS signal properly or if the
signal strength is weak.
To show the RDS signals
You can see the RDS signals the station sends on
the display.
Press the RDS DISPLAY button while
listening to an FM station.
RDS DISPLAY
㪈
• Each time you press the button, the
display change to show you the
following information : PS NAME RT CT Frequency
PS
(Program Service)
While searching, <PS> appears
and then the station names will be
displayed. <NO PS> appears if no
signal is sent.
RT(RadioText)
While searching, <RT> appears and
then text messages the station sends
will be displayed. <NO RT> appears if
no signal is sent.
PTY-SEARCH function
One of the advantages of the RDS service is that
you can locate a particular kind of program from
the preset channels by specifying the PTY codes.
To search for a program using the PTY
codes
Before you start!
• The PTY Search is only applicable to preset stations.
• To stop searching any time during the process,
press PTY SEARCH button while searching.
• There is a time limit in doing the following steps.
If the setting is cancelled before you finish, start from
step 1 again.
• When pressing the buttons on the primary remote
control, make sure that you have selected the FM
station using the primary remote control.
RDS DISPLAY
㪈
PTY-
Frequency
Station frequency (non-RDS
service)
Basic Functions
✎ NOTE
㪋
TA
㪉
㪊
PTY SEARCH
PTY+
㪌
㪍
1. Press the PTY SEARCH button while listening
to an FM station.
About characters shown in the display
When the display shows PS,or RT signals,the following
characters are used.
• The display window cannot differentiate upper case
and lower case letters and always uses upper case
letters.
• The display window cannot show accented letters,
<A,> for instance, may stands for accented <A’s>
like <À, Â, Ä, Á, Å and Ã.>
2. Press the PTY- or PTY+ button until the PTY
code you want appears on the display.
• The display gives you the PTY codes
described to the right.
3. Press the PTY SEARCH button again, while the
PTY code selected in the previous step is still on
the display.
• The centre unit searches 15 preset FM stations,
stops when it finds the one you have selected,
and tunes in that station.
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Advanced Functions
USB Function
Playing Media Files using the
USB Host Feature
Using an iPod
You can enjoy music, video files from an iPod
through the product.
VIDEO
OUT
DIGITAL
AUDIO IN
You can enjoy media files such as pictures, movies
and music saved on an MP3 player, USB memory
stick or digital camera in high quality video with 5.1
channel sound by connecting the storage device to
the USB port of the product.
HDMI OUT
OPTICAL
iPod
WIRELESS
AUX IN 2
COMPONENT
OUT
EXT (AV)
iPod
AUX IN 1/
ASC IN
Listening to Music
You can play music files stored in the iPod player by
connecting it to the product.
1. Connect the USB device to the USB port on the
front panel of the product.
Music
2. Press the FUNCTION button to select USB.
• USB appears on the display screen and then
disappears.
3. Press the ◄► buttons to select Videos, Music
or Photo.
- Select a file to play.
Function iPod
Safe USB Removal
To prevent damage to the memory stored in the
USB device, perform safe removal before
disconnecting the USB cable.
• Press the YELLOW(C) button.
- REMOVE will appear on the display.
• Remove the USB cable.
✎ NOTE


To listen to your music files with 5.1 channel
sound, you must set the Dolby Pro Logic II
mode to Matrix. (See page 37)
Remove the USB cable from the USB port
slowly. Otherwise, it may cause damage to the
USB port.
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1. Press the FUNCTION button to select iPod.
2. Connect the iPod dock connector to the iPod
Jack on the rear panel of the product.
3. Place the iPod in the dock.
• Your iPod is automatically turned on.
• “iPod” appears on the TV screen.
4. Press the ◄► buttons to select Music.
5. Select the music file to play.
- You can use the remote control or product to
control simple playback functions such as the
PLAY, PAUSE, STOP, #/ $, /  and
REPEAT buttons. See page 13.
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





Watching a Movie
Adjust the volume to a moderate level before you
connect your iPod and product.
When the product is powered on and you
connect an iPod, the product will charge your
iPod's battery.
Make sure to connect the dock connector so that
the label “SAMSUNG” faces upward.
“Made for iPod” means that an electronic
accessory has been designed to connect
specifically to iPod and has been certified by the
developer to meet Apple performance standards.
“Works with iPhone” means that an electronic
accessory has been designed to connect
specifically to iPhone and has been certified by
the developer to meet Apple performance
standards.
Apple is not responsible for the operation of this
device or its compliance with safety and
regulatory standards.
iPod Music categories
File information including the artist name, album
name, music title and genre will be displayed
according to the ID3 Tag information on the
appropriate music file.
Artist
To play by artist.
Songs
To play in numeric or alphabetical order
Playlist
To play by Playlist.
Album
To play by album.
Generic
To play by genre.
Composers
To play by composer.
✎ NOTE


The category list may differ, depending on the
iPod model.
What is an ID3 Tag?
This is what is attached to an MP3 to carry
information relevant to the file such as the title,
artist, album, year, genre and a comment field.
You can play video files stored in the iPod player by
connecting it to the product.
1. Press the FUNCTION button to select IPOD.
2. Connect the iPod dock connector to the iPod
Jack on the rear panel of the product.
3. In the iPod screen, move to Settings >
Videos, then set the TV Out option and the
TV signal.
4. Place the iPod in the Dock.
• “iPod” appears on the TV screen.
5. Press the ◄► buttons to select Videos.
6. Select the video file to play.
- You can use the remote control or product to
control simple playback functions such as the
PLAY, PAUSE, STOP, # /$ and /
buttons. (See page 13.)
iPod models that can be used with this
product
iPod nano
3rd generation
(video)
iPod
5th generation
(video)
iPod nano
4th generation
(video)
iPod touch
1st generation
iPod touch
2nd generation
iPhone 3G
iPod classic
iPhone
✎ NOTE






Connect the VIDEO OUT jack (Composite) on the
product to your TV. If you select iPod video while
connecting the HDMI cable, a pop-up message will
appear on the TV screen meaning that you need to
change the TV VIDEO input source to Composite.
Select "Yes" and change the Video input source on
your TV to the Composite mode to watch the iPod
Video file.
See your TV owner's manual for more information.
iPod Video is only available in Composite Video output.
If you want to watch iPod video via VIDEO output, set HDMI CEC
to off.
No other screen than the playback one will appear on the TV
screen. Check other screens on the iPod player.
If connected iPod does not support video playback, “Cannot play
video files saved on this iPod” message appears when you select
the Video menu.
Compatibility depends on the software version of your iPod.
Keep the iPod S/W version up to date.
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Advanced Functions
✎ NOTE
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Advanced Functions
Attaching the Toroidal Ferrite
Core to the iPod dock cord
If you attach a Toroidal Ferrite Core to the iPod dock
cord, it will prevent help to prevent RF interference
from radio signals.
✎ NOTE
VIDEO
OUT
DIGITAL
AUDIO IN
HDMI OUT
OPTICAL
iPod
4. Press the STOP () button to stop ripping.
• When the CD ripping is done, a directory
named "RIPPING" will be created in the USB
device and the ripped file will be saved in a
format of "SAM-XXXX”.MP3".
WIRELESS
AUX IN 2
COMPONENT
OUT
EXT (AV)

Do not disconnect the USB connection or the
power cable during the CD ripping. Otherwise, it
may cause damage to the data. To stop CD
ripping, press the STOP button and disconnect
the USB device after the system stops playing the
CD completely.

If you disconnect the USB connection during the
CD ripping, the system will turn off and you will
not be able to delete the ripped file.

If you connect the USB device to the system
while it is playing a CD, the system stops
temporarily and will play again.


DTS-CDs cannot be ripped.

CD ripping works only if the USB device is
formatted in the FAT file system. (The NTFS file
system is not supported.)
For a list of compliant devices, refer to the
specification of the USB host.
The ripping is performed at a normal speed of x3.
The ripping time may be longer with some USB
devices.
While the system is ripping a CD, the audio sound
will not be output.
Do not put touch or move the system while it is
ripping a CD.
When HDMI AUDIO is set to On, the CD Ripping
function is not supported.
1. Pull the fixing tab of the Toroidal Ferrite Core to
open it.
2. Make a loop once in the iPod dock cord.
3. Attach the Toroidal Ferrite Core to the iPod dock
cord as the figure shows and press it until it clicks.
CD Ripping
B
Converts audio sound of the CDDA (Compact Disc
Digital Audio) into a MP3 file format before sending
to a USB storage device.
1. Connect the USB device to your product.
2. Insert the CDDA disc into the CD tray.
CD RIPPING
3. Press the CD RIPPING button.
D
• To start ripping the current
track, press the CD RIPPING
button on the remote control
while the system is playing a
track or stopped temporarily.
• To rip the entire CD, press and hold the CD
RIPPING button on the remote control.
-"FULL CD RIPPING" appears on the display
and ripping starts.
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



If the ripping duration is less than 5 seconds, a
ripping file may not be created.
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Other Information
Refer to the chart below when this product does not function properly. If the problem you are experiencing is
not listed below or if the instruction below does not help, turn off the product, disconnect the power cord,
and contact the nearest authorized dealer or Samsung Electronics Service Centre.
Symptom
Check/Remedy
I cannot eject the disc.
• Is the power cord plugged securely into the outlet?
• Turn off the power and then turn it back on.
The iPod fails to connect.
• Check the condition of the iPod connector and Dock.
• Keep the iPod S/W version up to date.
Playback does not start.
• Check the region number of the DVD.
DVD discs purchased from abroad may not be playable.
• CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs cannot be played on this product.
• Make sure that the rating level is correct.
Playback does not start
immediately when the
Play/Pause button is pressed.
• Are you using a deformed disc or a disc with scratches on the surface?
• Wipe the disc clean.
Sound is not produced.
• No sound is heard during fast playback, slow playback, and step motion playback.
• Are the speakers connected properly? Is the speaker setup correctly customized?
• Is the disc severely damaged?
Sound can be heard only from a
few speakers and not all 6.
• On certain DVD discs, sound is output from the front speakers only.
• Check if the speakers are connected properly.
• Adjust the volume.
• When listening to a CD, radio or TV, sound is output to the front speakers only.
Select "PROLOG" by pressing
PL II (Dolby Pro Logic II) on the remote control to
use all six speakers.
Dolby Digital 5.1 CH Surround
Sound is not produced.
• Is there "Dolby Digital 5.1 CH" mark on the disc? Dolby Digital 5.1 CH Surround Sound is
produced only if the disc is recorded with 5.1 channel sound.
• Is the audio language correctly set to Dolby Digital 5.1-CH in the information display?
The remote control does not work.
• Is the remote control being operated within its operation range of angle and distance?
• Are the batteries drained?
• Have you selected the mode (DVD RECEIVER/TV) functions of the remote control (DVD RECEIVER/TV)
correctly?
• Disc is rotating but no
picture is produced.
• Picture quality is poor and
picture is shaking.
• Is the TV power on?
• Are the video cables connected properly?
• Is the disc dirty or damaged?
• A poorly manufactured disc may not be playable.
Audio language and subtitles do not work.
• Audio language and subtitles will not work if the disc does not contain them.
The Disc/Title menu screen does not
appear even when the Disc/Title
function is selected.
• Are you using a disc that does not contain menus?
Aspect ratio cannot be changed.
• You can play 16:9 DVDs in 16:9 WIDE mode, 4:3 LETTER BOX mode, or 4:3 PAN
SCAN mode, but 4:3 DVDs can be seen in 4:3 ratio only. Refer to the DVD disc
jacket and then select the appropriate function.
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Other Information
Troubleshooting
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Other Information
Symptom
Check/Remedy
• The product is not working.
(Example: The power goes out or
the front panel key doesn't work
or a strange noise is heard.)
• The product is not working
normally.
The rating level password has been
forgotten.
Can't receive radio broadcast.
• Press and hold the STOP () button on the remote control for longer than
5 seconds with no disc (reset function).
Using the RESET function will erase all stored settings.
Do not use this unless necessary.
• While “NO DISC” message appears on the display of the product, press and hold the
remote control's STOP () button for longer than 5 seconds. “INIT” appears on the
display and all settings will return to the default values.
And then press the POWER button.
Using the RESET function will erase all stored settings.
Do not use this unless necessary.
• Is the antenna connected properly?
• If the antenna's input signal is weak, install an external FM antenna in an area with good
reception.
Language code list
Enter the appropriate code number for OTHERS of Disc Menu, Audio and Subtitle. (See page 30).
Code
Language
Code
Language
Code
Language
Code
Language
Code
Language
Code
Language
1027
Afar
1142
Greek
1239
Interlingue
1345
Malagasy
1482
Kirundi
1527
1028
Abkhazian
1144
English
1245
Inupiak
1347
Maori
1483
Romanian
1528
Thai
1032
Afrikaans
1145
Esperanto
1248
Indonesian
1349
Macedonian
1489
Russian
1529
Tigrinya
1039
Amharic
1149
Spanish
1253
Icelandic
1350
Malayalam
1491
Kinyarwanda
1531
Turkmen
1044
Arabic
1150
Estonian
1254
Italian
1352
Mongolian
1495
Sanskrit
1532
Tagalog
1045
Assamese
1151
Basque
1257
Hebrew
1353
Moldavian
1498
Sindhi
1534
Setswana
1051
Aymara
1157
Persian
1261
Japanese
1356
Marathi
1501
Sangro
1535
Tonga
1052
Azerbaijani
1165
Finnish
1269
Yiddish
1357
Malay
1502
Serbo-Croatian
1538
Turkish
1053
Bashkir
1166
Fiji
1283
Javanese
1358
Maltese
1503
Singhalese
1539
Tsonga
1057
Byelorussian
1171
Faeroese
1287
Georgian
1363
Burmese
1505
Slovak
1540
Tatar
1059
Bulgarian
1174
French
1297
Kazakh
1365
Nauru
1506
Slovenian
1543
Twi
1060
Bihari
1181
Frisian
1298
Greenlandic
1369
Nepali
1507
Samoan
1557
Ukrainian
1069
Bislama
1183
Irish
1299
Cambodian
1376
Dutch
1508
Shona
1564
Urdu
1066
Bengali;
Bangla
1186
Scots Gaelic
1300
Canada
1379
Norwegian
1509
Somali
1572
Uzbek
1067
Tibetan
1194
Galician
1301
Korean
1393
Occitan
1511
Albanian
1581
Vietnamese
1070
Breton
1196
Guarani
1305
Kashmiri
1403
(Afan) Oromo
1512
Serbian
1587
Volapuk
1079
Catalan
1203
Gujarati
1307
Kurdish
1408
Oriya
1513
Siswati
1613
Wolof
1093
Corsican
1209
Hausa
1311
Kirghiz
1417
Punjabi
1514
Sesotho
1632
Xhosa
1097
Czech
1217
Hindi
1313
Latin
1428
Polish
1515
Sundanese
1665
Yoruba
1103
Welsh
1226
Croatian
1326
Lingala
1435
Pashto, Pushto
1516
Swedish
1684
Chinese
1697
Zulu
1105
Danish
1229
Hungarian
1327
Laothian
1436
Portuguese
1517
Swahili
1109
German
1233
Armenian
1332
Lithuanian
1463
Quechua
1521
Tamil
1130
Bhutani
1235
Interlingua
1334
Latvian,
Lettish
1481
RhaetoRomance
1525
Tegulu
44
Tajik
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Other Information
Specifications
General
FM Tuner
HDMI
2.76 Kg
429.26 (W) x 58.42 (H) x 274.32 (D) mm
+5°C~+35°C
10 % to 75 %
70 dB
10 dB
0.5 %
Reading Speed : 3.49 ~ 4.06 m/sec.
Approx. Play Time (Single Sided, Single Layer Disc) : 135 min.
Reading Speed : 4.8 ~ 5.6 m/sec.
Maximum Play Time : 74 min.
Reading Speed : 4.8 ~ 5.6 m/sec.
Maximum Play Time : 20 min.
480i(576i)
1 channel : 1.0 Vp-p (75 load)
480i(576i)
Y : 1.0 Vp-p (75 load)
Pr : 0.70 Vp-p (75 load)
Pb : 0.70 Vp-p (75 load)
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p(576p)
Front speaker output
166W x 2(3)
Weight
Dimensions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Humidity Range
Signal/noise ratio
Usable sensitivity
Total harmonic distortion
DVD (Digital Versatile Disc)
Disc
CD : 12 cm (COMPACT DISC)
CD : 8cm (COMPACT DISC)
Composite Video
Video Output
Component Video
Video/Audio
Amplifier
Centre speaker output
166W(3)
Rear speaker output
166W x 2(3)
Subwoofer output
170W(3)
Frequency range
20Hz~20KHz
S/N Ratio
65dB
Channel separation
60dB
Input sensitivity
(AUX)400mV
*: Nominal specification
- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd reserves the right to change the specifications without notice.
- Weight and dimensions are approximate.
- Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
- For the power supply and Power Consumption, refer to the label attached to the product.
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Other Information
HT-C550
Speaker system
Speaker
Impedance
Frequency range
Output sound pressure level
Rated input
Maximum input
5.1ch speaker system
Front/Rear
3
140Hz~20KHz
86dB/W/M
166W
332W
Centre
3
140Hz~20KHz
86dB/W/M
166W
332W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Front/Rear : 90 x 141.5 x 68.5 mm
Centre : 360 x 74.5 x 68.5 mm
Subwoofer : 155 x 350 x 285 mm
Weights
Front/Rear : 0.58 Kg, Centre : 0.57 Kg
Subwoofer : 3.8 Kg
Subwoofer
3
40Hz~160Hz
88dB/W/M
170W
340W
HT-C553
Speaker system
Speaker
Impedance
Frequency range
Output sound pressure level
Rated input
Maximum input
5.1ch speaker system
Front
3
140Hz~20KHz
86dB/W/M
166W
332W
Rear
3
140Hz~20KHz
86dB/W/M
166W
332W
Centre
3
140Hz~20KHz
86dB/W/M
166W
332W
Subwoofer
3
40Hz~160Hz
88dB/W/M
170W
340W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Front : 90 x 1300 x 119 mm (stand base : 250 x 250)
Rear : 90 x 141.5 x 68.5 mm
Centre : 360 x 74.5 x 68.5 mm
Subwoofer : 168 x 350 x 295 mm
Weights
Front : 2.88 Kg, Centre : 0.57 Kg
Rear : 0.58 Kg, Subwoofer : 3.8 Kg
HT-C555
Speaker system
Speaker
46
Impedance
Frequency range
Output sound pressure level
Rated input
Maximum input
5.1ch speaker system
Front/Rear
3
140Hz~20KHz
86dB/W/M
166W
332W
Centre
3
140Hz~20KHz
86dB/W/M
166W
332W
Subwoofer
3
40Hz~160Hz
88dB/W/M
170W
340W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Front/Rear : 90 x 1300 x 119 mm (stand base : 250 x 250)
Centre : 360 x 74.5 x 68.5 mm
Subwoofer : 168 x 350 x 295 mm
Weights
Front/Rear : 2.88 Kg, Centre : 0.57 Kg
Subwoofer : 3.8 Kg
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010-6475 1880
www.samsung.com/
hk
Hong Kong
(852) 3698-4698
www.samsung.com/
hk_en/
3030 8282
1800 110011
India
www.samsung.com
1800 3000 8282
1800 266 8282
0800-112-8888
Indonesia
www.samsung.com
021-5699-7777
Japan
0120-327-527
www.samsung.com
Malaysia
1800-88-9999
www.samsung.com
1-800-10-SAMSUNG
(726-7864)
1-800-3-SAMSUNG
Philippines
(726-7864)
www.samsung.com
1-800-8-SAMSUNG
(726-7864)
02-5805777
Singapore
1800-SAMSUNG (726-7864) www.samsung.com
1800-29-3232
Thailand
www.samsung.com
02-689-3232
Taiwan
0800-329-999
www.samsung.com
Vietnam
1 800 588 889
www.samsung.com
` Middle East & Africa
Turkey
444 77 11
www.samsung.com
South Africa
0860-SAMSUNG (726-7864) www.samsung.com
U.A.E
800-SAMSUNG (726-7864)
www.samsung.com
Bahrain
8000-4726
Jordan
800-22273
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Correct disposal of batteries in this product
(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate battery return systems.)
This marking on the battery, manual or packaging indicates that the batteries in this product should not
be disposed of with other household waste at the end of their working life. Where marked, the chemical
symbols Hg, Cd or Pb indicate that the battery contains mercury, cadmium or lead above the reference
levels in EC Directive 2006/66. If batteries are not properly disposed of, these substances can cause harm
to human health or the environment.
To protect natural resources and to promote material reuse, please separate batteries from other types of
waste and recycle them through your local, free battery return system.
Correct Disposal of This Product (Waste Electrical & Electronic
Equipment
(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems)
This marking on the product, accessories or literature indicates that the product and its electronic accessories (e.g.
charger, headset, USB cable) should not be disposed of with other household waste at the end of their working life. To
prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate these
items from other types of waste and recycle them responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources.
Household users should contact either the retailer where they purchased this product, or their local government office,
for details of where and how they can take these items for environmentally safe recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the purchase contract.
This product and its electronic accessories should not be mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal.
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