Samsung | P42H-2 | Samsung Large Format Display P50H Quick Guide

PDP MONITOR
quick start guide
P42H, P50H, P42Hn, P50Hn
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Introduction
Package Contents
Note
Please make sure the following items are included with your PDP Display.
If any items are missing, contact your dealer.
Contact a local dealer to buy optional items.
Note
This stand is not for the Floor Standing Type.
Unpacking
PDP Display
Manuals
Quick Setup Guide
Warranty Card
(Not available in all locations)
Cables
D-Sub Cable
Others
Power Cord
User's Guide
Introduction
Others
Remote Control
Batteries (AAA X 2)
Ferrite Core for Power Cord
(Not available in all locations)
(3301-001110)
DVI Cable
Wall Mount KIT
LAN Cable
(Applicable to the P42HN /
P50HN model only)
TV tuner box
NetWork Box
Semi Stand KIT
Sold separately
(Applicable to the P42H /
P50H model only)
Note
•
You can purchase and connect a separate network box or TV tuner box. For information on how
to use these, refer to their respective user manuals.
•
You can only connect one external box.
Ferrite Core (Power Cord)
•
The ferrite cores are used to shield the cables from interference.
•
When connecting a cable, open the ferrite core and clip it around the
cable near the plug.
Introduction
Your PDP Display
Front
SOURCE button [SOURCE]
Switches from PC mode to Video mode. Changing the source is only allowed for
external devices that are connected to the PDP Display at the time.
[PC] → [DVI] → [AV] → [HDMI] → [MagicInfo]
Note
•
The TV menu is available when a TV tuner box is installed.
•
The MagicInfo menu is available when a network box is installed in the HN
or H model.
Enter button [
]
Activates a highlighted menu item.
MENU button [MENU]
Opens the on-screen menu and exits from the menu. Also use to exit the OSD menu
or return to the previous menu.
- VOL+
Moves from one menu item to another horizontally or adjusts selected menu values. When OSD is not on the screen, push the button to adjust volume.
SEL
Moves from one menu item to another vertically or adjusts selected menu values.
/ When OSD is not on the screen, push the button to adjust channel.
Power button [
]
Use this button for turning the PDP Display on and off.
Power indicator
Shows PowerSaver mode by blinking green
Introduction
Note
See PowerSaver described in the manual for further information regarding power
saving functions. For energy conservation, turn your PDP Display OFF when it is
not needed or when leaving it unattended for long periods.
Remote Control Sensor
Aim the remote control towards this spot on the PDP Display.
Rear
Note
For detailed information concerning cable connections, refer to Connecting Cables under Setup. The
PDP Display 's configuration at the back may vary slightly depending on the PDP Display model.
POWER IN
The power cord plugs into the PDP Display and
the wall plug.
LAN (LAN Connection Terminal)
(Applicable to the P42HN / P50HN model only)
USB(USB Connection Terminal)
Keyboard / Mouse, Mass Storage Device Compatible.
(Applicable to the P42HN / P50HN model only)
Introduction
Note
The number of PDP Displays that can be connected to loopout may differ depending on the cables,
signal source etc. With cables where there is no
degradation or signal source, up to ten PDP Displays can be connected.
RS232C OUT/IN (RS232C Serial PORT)
MDC(Multiple Display Control) Program Port
DVI / PC / HDMI IN [DVI/PC/HDMI AUDIO
IN] (PC/DVI/HDMI Audio Connection Terminal
(Input))
DVI / PC / HDMI IN [HDMI]
Connect the HDMI terminal at the back of your
PDP Display to the HDMI terminal of your digital
output device using a HDMI cable.
DVI / PC / HDMI IN [RGB](PC Video Connection Terminal)
Using a D-Sub Cable (15 pin D-Sub) - PC mode
(Analog PC)
DVI / PC / HDMI IN [DVI] (PC Video Connection Terminal)
Using a DVI Cable (DVI-D to DVI-D) - DVI
mode (Digital PC)
DC Power [OUT]
Connect this to the POWER connector of a TV
tuner box or network box.
AV IN [VIDEO]
Connect the [ VIDEO ] terminal of your monitor
to the video output terminal of the external device
using a VIDEO cable.
AV AUDIO IN [L- AUDIO - R]
Connect the port of the DVD, VCR (DVD / DTV
Set-Top Box) to the [ L- AUDIO - R ] port of the
PDP Display.
Introduction
AUDIO OUT [L- AUDIO - R]
Headphone output terminal.
Kensington Lock
The Kensington Lock is a device used to physically fix the system when using it in a public
place. The locking device has to be purchased
separately. The appearance and locking method
may differ from the illustration depending on the
manufacturer. Refer to the manual provided with
the Kensington Lock for proper use. The locking
device has to be purchased separately.
Note
The location of the Kensington Lock may be different depending on its model.
Using the Anti-Theft Kensington Lock
1.
Insert the locking device into the Kensington
slot on the Monitor
locking direction
and turn it in the
.
2.
Connect the Kensington Lock cable.
3.
Fix the Kensington Lock to a desk or a heavy
stationary object.
Note
See Connecting Cables for further information regarding cable connections.
Remote Control
Note
The performance of the remote control may be affected by a TV or other electronic device operating
near the PDP Display , causing a malfunction due to interference with the frequency.
Introduction
POWER
OFF
Number Buttons
DEL
button
+ VOL MUTE
TV/DTV
MENU
INFO
COLOR BUTTONS
TTX/MIX
STILL
AUTO
S.MODE
MDC
LOCK
SOURCE
ENTER/PRE-CH
CH/P
D.MENU
GUIDE
RETURN
Up-Down Left-Right buttons
EXIT
SRS
MagicInfo
P.MODE
DUAL/MTS
PIP
SWAP
1.
POWER
Turns the product On.
2.
Off
Turns the product Off.
3. Number Buttons
Press to change the channel.
Introduction
4. DEL
button
The "-" button operates only for DTV. It is used to select MMS
(multi-channel) for a DTV.
5. + VOL -
Adjusts the audio volume.
6.
Pauses (mutes) the audio output temporarily. This is displayed on
the lower left corner of the screen. The audio resumes if MUTE
or - VOL + is pressed in the Mute mode.
MUTE
7. TV/DTV
Selects the TV and DTV mode directly.
8.
Opens the on-screen menu and exits from the menu or closes the
adjustment menu.
MENU
Activates a highlighted menu item.
9.
INFO
Current picture information is displayed on the upper left corner
of the screen.
11. COLOR BUTTONS
Press to add or delete channels and to store channels to the favorite
channel list in the “Channel List” menu.
12.
TV channels provide written information services via teletext.
10.
TTX/MIX
- Teletext Buttons
For more information > TTX / MIX
13. STILL
Press the button once to freeze the screen. Press it again to unfreeze.
14. AUTO
Adjusts the screen display automatically in PC mode. By changing
the resolution in the control panel, auto function is performed.
15. S.MODE
When pressing this button, the current mode is displayed at the
bottom centre of the screen. The PDP Display has a built-in high
fidelity stereo amplifier. Then press the button again to circle
through available preconfigured modes. ( Standard → Music
→ Movie → Speech → Custom )
16. MDC
MDC Quick Launch Button.
17. LOCK
Activates or deactivates all function keys on both the remote control and the PDP Display except for the Power and LOCK buttons.
18.
Press the button to change the input signal SOURCE.
SOURCE
Changing the SOURCE is only allowed for external devices that
are connected to the monitor at the time.
19.
20.
ENTER/PRE-CH
CH/P
This button is used to return to the immediately previous channel.
In TV mode, selects TV channels.
21. D.MENU
DTV menu display
22. GUIDE
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) display.
23.
Returns to the previous menu.
RETURN
Introduction
24. Up-Down Left-Right buttons
Moves from one menu item to another horizontally, vertically or
adjusts selected menu values.
25.
EXIT
Exits from the menu screen.
26.
SRS
Selects SRS TruSurround XT mode.
27. MagicInfo
MagicInfo Quick Launch Button.
28. P.MODE
When you press this button, current picture mode is displayed on
the lower center of the screen.
AV / HDMI / TV : P.MODE
The PDP Display has four automatic picture settings that are preset
at the factory. Then push button again to circle through available
preconfigured modes. ( Dynamic → Standard → Movie →
Custom )
PC / DVI / MagicInfo: M/B (MagicBright)
MagicBright is a feature providing the optimum viewing environment depending on the contents of the image you are watching.
Then push button again to circle through available preconfigured
modes. (Entertain → Internet → Text → Custom )
29.
DUAL/MTS
DUALSTEREO/MONO, DUAL l / DUAL ll and MONO/NICAM
MONO/NICAM STEREO can be operated depending on the
broadcasting type by using the DUAL button on the remote control
while watching TV.
MTSYou can select MTS (Multichannel Television Stereo) mode.
FM Stereo
30. PIP
Audio Type
MTS/S_Mode
Default
Mono
Mono
Manual Change
Stereo
Mono ↔ Stereo
SAP
Mono ↔ SAP
Mono
Every time you press the button, a PIP screen appears.
- This fuction does not work for this PDP Display.
31. SWAP
Swaps the contents of the PIP and main image. The image in the
PIP window will appear on the main screen, and the main screen
image will appear in the PIP window.
- This fuction does not work for this PDP Display.
Connections
Connecting a Computer
Using a Power cord with Earth
•
In the event of failure, the earth lead may cause electric shock. Make sure to
wire the earth lead in correctly, before connecting the AC power. When unwiring the earth lead, make sure to disconnect the AC power in advance.
Note
AV input devices such as DVD players, VCR's or camcorders as well as your computer can be connected to the PDP Display. For detailed information on connecting AV input devices, refer to the
contents under Adjusting Your PDP Display.
Connect the power cord for your PDP Display to the power port on the back of
the PDP Display. Trun on the power switch.
There are 2 ways to connect the D-sub to your PDP Display. Choose one of the
following:
Using the D-sub (Analog) connector on the video card.
•
Connect the D-sub to the 15-pin, RGB port on the back of your PDP Display
and the 15 pin D-sub Port on the computer.
Using the DVI (Digital) connector on the video card.
•
Connect the DVI Cable to the DVI(HDCP) port on the back of your PDP
Display and the DVI port on the computer.
Connect the audio cable for your PDP Display to the audio port on the back of
your computer.
Connections
Note
•
Turn on both your computer and the PDP Display.
•
The DVI cable is optional.
•
Contact a local SAMSUNG Electronics Service Center to buy optional items.
Connecting to Other devices
Using a Power cord with Earth
•
In the event of failure, the earth lead may cause electric shock. Make sure to
wire the earth lead in correctly, before connecting the AC power. When unwiring the earth lead, make sure to disconnect the AC power in advance.
Note
AV input devices such as DVD players, VCR's or camcorders as well as your computer can be connected to the PDP Display. For detailed information on connecting AV input devices, refer to the
contents under Adjusting Your PDP Display.
Connecting AV Devices
1.
Connect the port of the DVD, VCR (DVD / DTV Set-Top Box) to the [R-AUDIO-L] port of the
PDP Display.
2.
Then, start the DVD, VCR or Camcorders with a DVD disc or tape inserted.
3.
Select AV using the SOURCE .
Note
The PDP Display has AV connection terminals to connect AV input devices like DVDs, VCRs or
Camcorders. You may enjoy AV signals as long as the monitor is turned on.
Connections
Connecting to a Camcorder
1.
Locate the A/V output jacks on the camcorder. They are usually found on the side or back of the
camcorder. Connect a set of audio cables between the AUDIO OUTPUT jacks on the camcorder
and the AV AUDIO IN [L-AUDIO-R] on the PDP Display.
2.
Connect a video cable between the VIDEO OUTPUT jack on the camcorder and the AV IN
[VIDEO] on the PDP Display.
3.
Select AV for the Camcorder connection using the Source button on the front of the PDP Display
or on the remote control.
4.
Then, start the Camcorders with a tape inserted.
Note
The audio-video cables shown here are usually included with a Camcorder. (If not, check your local
electronics store.) If your camcorder is stereo, you need to connect a set of two cables.
Connecting Using a HDMI Cable
Note
•
Input devices such as digital DVD are connected to the HDMI IN terminal of the PDP Display
using the HDMI cable.
•
You cannot connect a PC to the HDMI IN terminal.
Connections
Connecting Using a DVI to HDMI Cable
Note
•
Connect the DVI output terminal of a digital output device to the HDMI IN terminal of the PDP
Display using a DVI to HDMI cable.
•
Connect the red and white jacks of an RCA to stereo (for PC) cable to the same colored audio
output terminals of the digital output device, and connect the opposite jack to the HDMI / PC /
DVI AUDIO IN terminal of the PDP Display.
Connecting to an Audio System
Note
•
Connect a set of audio cables between the AUX L, R jacks on the AUDIO SYSTEM and AUDIO
OUT [L-AUDIO-R] on PDP Display.
Connecting a LAN Cable
Using a Power cord with Earth
•
In the event of failure, the earth lead may cause electric shock. Make sure to
wire the earth lead in correctly, before connecting the AC power. When unwiring the earth lead, make sure to disconnect the AC power in advance.
Note
AV input devices such as DVD players, VCR's or camcorders as well as your computer can be connected to the PDP Display. For detailed information on connecting AV input devices, refer to the
contents under Adjusting Your PDP Display.
Connections
Note
Connect the LAN cable.
(Applicable to the P42HN / P50HN model only)
Connecting a USB device
Using a Power cord with Earth
•
In the event of failure, the earth lead may cause electric shock. Make sure to
wire the earth lead in correctly, before connecting the AC power. When unwiring the earth lead, make sure to disconnect the AC power in advance.
Note
AV input devices such as DVD players, VCR's or camcorders as well as your computer can be connected to the PDP Display. For detailed information on connecting AV input devices, refer to the
contents under Adjusting Your PDP Display.
Note
You can connect USB devices such as a mouse or keyboard.
(Applicable to the P42HN / P50HN model only)
Troubleshooting
Self-Test Feature Check
Note
Check the following items yourself before calling for assistance. Contact a Service Center for problems
that you cannot solve by yourself.
Self-Test Feature Check
1.
Turn off both your computer and the PDP Display.
2.
Unplug the video cable from the back of the computer.
3.
Turn on the PDP Display.
The figure shown below ("Check Signal Cable") appears on a black background when the PDP
Display is working normally even though no video signal is detected: While in the Self-Test mode,
the LED power indicator remains green and the figure moves around on the screen.
4.
Turn off your PDP Display and reconnect the video cable; then turn on both your computer and
the PDP Display
If your PDP Display screen remains blank after using the previous procedure, check your video controller and computer system; your PDP Display is functioning properly.
Warning Messages
You can even view the screen at a resolution of 1360 x 768. However, you will receive the following
message for a minute; You can choose to change the screen resolution or stay in the current mode
during that time. And if the resolution is more than 85Hz, you will see the black screen because the
PDP Display does not support over 85Hz.
Note
Refer to Specifications > Preset Timing Modes for the resolutions or frequencies supported by the PDP
Display.
Maintenance and Cleaning
1) Maintaining the PDP Display Case.
Clean with a soft cloth after disconnecting the power cord.
Troubleshooting
•
Do not use benzene, thinner or other flammable substances, or a wet cloth.
•
We recommend that a SAMSUNG cleansing agent is used
to prevent damage to the screen.
2) Maintaining the Flat Panel Display Screen.
Clean with a soft cloth (cotton flannel) smoothly.
•
Never use acetone, benzene or thinner.
(They may cause flaws or deformation of the screen surface.)
•
The user will be required to pay costs and related expenses
for repairing damages caused.
Symptoms and Recommended Actions
Note
A PDP Display recreates visual signals received from the computer. Therefore, if there is a problem
with the computer or the video card, this can cause the PDP Display to become blank, have poor
coloring, become noisy, and video mode not supported, etc. In this case, first check the source of the
problem, and then contact a Service Center or your dealer.
1.
Check if the power cord and the video cables are properly connected to the computer.
2.
Check if the computer beeps more than 3 times when booting.
(If it does, request an a service for the main board of the computer.)
3.
If you installed a new video card or if you assembled the PC, check if you installed the Adaptor
(video).
4.
Check if the scanning ratio of the video screen is set to between 50 Hz ~ 85 Hz.
(Do not exceed 60Hz when using the maximum resolution.)
5.
If you have problems in installing the Adaptor (video) driver, boot the computer in Safe Mode,
remove the Display Adaptor in the "Control Panel → System → Device Administrator" and then
reboot the computer to reinstall the Adaptor (video) driver.
Check List
Note
•
The following table lists possible problems and their solutions. Before calling for assistance, check
the information in this section to see if you can remedy any problems for yourself. If you do need
assistance, please call the phone number on the Information section or contact your dealer.
•
For more network-related information, refer to the MagicInfo Troubleshooting section.
Problems related to the Installation (PC Mode)
Note
Problems related to the PDP Display installation and their solutions are listed.
Q:
The PDP Display screen flickers.
Troubleshooting
A:
Check if the signal cable between the computer and the PDP Display is securely connected.
(Refer to Connecting a Computer)
Problems related to the Screen
Note
Problems related to the PDP Display screen and their solutions are listed.
Q:
The screen is blank and the power indicator is off.
A:
Ensure that the power cord is firmly connected and the PDP Display is on.
(Refer to the Connecting a Computer)
Q:
"Check Signal Cable" message.
A:
Ensure that the signal cable is firmly connected to the PC or video sources.
(Refer to the Connecting a Computer)
A:
Ensure that the PC or video sources are turned on.
Q:
"Not Optimum Mode" message.
A:
Check the maximum resolution and the frequency of the video Adaptor.
A:
Compare these values with the data in the Preset Timing Modes Chart.
Q:
The picture rolls vertically.
A:
Check if the signal cable is securely connected. Re-connect it, if necessary.
(Refer to Connecting a Computer)
Q:
The image is not clear; picture is blurred.
A:
Run Frequency Coarse and Fine tuning.
A:
Turn on again after removing all accessories (video extension cable, etc.)
A:
Set the resolution and frequency to the recommended ranges.
Q:
The picture image is unstable and shakes.
A:
Check if the resolution and frequency set for the computer video card falls in the range supported
by the PDP Display. If not, reset them referring to the current Information under the PDP Display
menu and Preset Timing Modes.
Q:
Ghost images are shown in the picture.
A:
Check if the resolution and frequency set for the computer video card falls in the range supported
by the PDP Display. If not, reset them referring to the current Information under the PDP Display
menu and Preset Timing Modes.
Q:
The image is too light or too dark.
A:
Adjusts the brightness and contrast.
(Refer to the Brightness, Contrast)
Q:
The screen color is inconsistent.
Troubleshooting
A:
Adjust color using Custom under OSD Color Adjustment menu.
Q:
The color image is distorted by dark shadows.
A:
Adjust color using Custom under OSD Color Adjustment menu.
Q:
The color white is poor.
A:
Adjust color using Custom under OSD Color Adjustment menu.
Q:
The Power Indicator blinks.
A:
The PDP Display is currently saving the changes made to the settings to the OSD memory.
Q:
The screen is blank and the power indicator light blinks every 0.5 or 1 seconds. The PDP Display
is using its power management system. Press any key on the keyboard.
A:
The PDP Display is using its power management system.
A:
Press a key on the keyboard.
Q:
The screen is blank and it is blinking.
A:
If you see the "TEST GOOD" message on the screen when you pressing the MENU button,
check the cable connection between the PDP Display and the computer to ensure that the connector is properly connected.
Problems related to Audio
Note
Problems related to audio signals and their solutions are listed below.
Q:
No sound.
A:
Ensure that the audio cable is firmly connected to both the audio-in port on your PDP Display
and the audio-out port on your sound card.
(Refer to the Connecting a Computer)
A:
Check the volume level.
Q:
The sound level is too low.
A:
Check the volume level.
A:
If the volume is still too low after turning the control to its maximum, check the volume control
on the computer sound card or software program.
Q:
The sound is too high or too low.
A:
Adjusts the Treble and Bass to the appropriate levels.
Problems related to the Remote Control
Note
Problems related to the remote control and their solutions are listed.
Q:
The remote control buttons do not respond.
A:
Check the polarities (+/-) of the batteries.
Troubleshooting
A:
Check if the batteries are empty.
A:
Check if the power is on.
A:
Check if the power cord is securely connected.
A:
Check if a special fluorescent or neon lamp is on in the vicinity.
Problems related to MagicInfo
Note
Making a Bootable USB Flash Disk.
Q:
Making a Bootable USB Flash Disk
A:
1) You can turn a common 512-MB or bigger USB storage media into a bootable disk using a
USB bootable disk creation tool. (For example, the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool)
A:
2) Copies the OS ghost image and executables to your USB disk.
A:
3) Enter the BIOS menu of your set by pressing the F2 key in the BIOS logo screen. Then, enable
the USB Boot First option by selecting that option and pressing the Enter key in the Boot menu.
A:
4) Switch your set on while your USB disk is connected and boot up in DOS mode.
A:
5) Run C:\ghost.exe and choose Local → Partition → From Image from the menu. Choose the
ghost image to update your USB disk with and choose the target disk.
A:
6) When the ghost image update finishes, the set will be rebooted automatically.
Q:
How can I change the frequency?
A:
The frequency can be changed by reconfiguring the video card.
Q&A
Note
that video card support can vary, depending on the version of the driver used. (Refer to the
computer or the video card manual for details.)
Q:
How can I Adjusts the resolution?
A:
Windows XP:
Set the resolution in the Control Panel → Appearance and Themes → Display → Settings.
A:
Windows ME/2000:
Set the resolution in the Control Panel → Display → Settings.
* Contact the video card manufacturer for details.
Q:
How can I set the Power Saving function?
A:
Windows XP:
Set the resolution in the Control Panel → Appearance and Themes → Display → Screen Saver.
Set the function in the BIOS-SETUP of the computer. (Refer to the Windows / Computer Manual).
Troubleshooting
A:
Windows ME/2000:
Set the resolution at the Control Panel → Display → Screen Saver.
Set the function in the BIOS-SETUP of the computer. (Refer to the Windows / Computer Manual).
Q:
How can I clean the outer case/PDP Panel?
A:
Disconnect the power cord and then clean the PDP Display with a soft cloth, using either a
cleaning solution or plain water.
Do not leave any detergent or scratches on the case. Do not let any water enter the PDP Display.
Q:
How can I play the video?
A:
The video supports the MPEG1 and WMV codecs only. Install the corresponding codec to play
the video. Note that some of the codecs can be incompatible.
Note
Before calling for assistance, check the information in this section to see if you can remedy any problems yourself. If you do need assistance, please call the phone number on the Information section or
contact your dealer.
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