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02825A(E)-FRONT COVER 8/9/03 12:09 PM Page 1

CT-14H4/CT-14V10MJ

CT-15K9MJ/CT-15K10MJ

CT-17N11MJ/CT-20H4

CT-20V10MJ

COLOR TELEVISION

AA68-02825A-02

.............

Owner’s

Instructions

02825A(E)-Inside Front Cover 6/16/03 4:03 PM Page 2

Warning! Important

Safety Instructions

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT

REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.

REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

This symbol indicates high voltage is present inside. It is dangerous to make any kind of contact with any inside part of this product.

This symbol alerts you that important literature concerning operation and maintenance has been included with this product.

Note to CATV system installer: This reminder is provided to call CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code (Section 54 of

Canadian Electrical Code, Part I), that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry as practical.

Important: One Federal Court has held that unauthorized recording of copyrighted TV programs is an infringement of U.S. copyright laws.

Certain Canadian programs may also be copyrighted and any unauthorized recording in whole or in part may be in violation of these rights.

To prevent damage which may result in fire or electric shock hazard, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.

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02825A(E)-PREFACE 6/16/03 4:04 PM Page 3

Thank You for Choosing Samsung

Thank you for choosing Samsung! Your new Samsung TV receiver represents the latest in television technology. It has easy-to-use, on-screen menus and closed-captioning capabilities, making this TV one of the best products in its class. This product will provide convenient, dependable service and enjoyment for years to come.

Important Safety Information

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, and other injuries, keep these safety precautions in mind when installing, using, and maintaining your machine.

• Read all safety and operating instructions before operating the TV receiver.

• Retain the safety and operating instructions for future reference.

• Heed all warnings on the TV receiver and in the operating instructions.

• Follow all operating instructions.

• Unplug the TV receiver from the wall outlet before cleaning, Use a damp cloth, Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.

• Never add any attachments and/or equipment without approval of the manufacturer. Such additions may cause risk of fire, electric shock, or other personal injury.

• Do not use the TV receiver where contact with or immersion in water is a possibility, such as near bath tubs, sinks, washing machines, swimming pools, etc.

• Do not place the TV receiver on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The TV receiver may fall, causing injury to people and/or damage to the TV. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table not recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the TV receiver.

• Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when mounting the unit, and use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.

Move the TV receiver and its cart with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the unit and cart to overturn.

• Provide ventilation for the TV receiver. The unit is designed with slots in the cabinet for ventilation to protect it from overheating. Do not block these openings with any object, and do not place the TV receiver on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. Do not place it near a radiator or heat register. If you place the TV receiver on a rack or bookcase, ensure that there is adequate ventilation and that you’ve followed the manufacturer’s instructions for mounting.

• Operate your TV receiver only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label.

If you are not sure of the type of power supplied to your home, consult your appliance dealer or local power company.

• Use only a grounded or polarized outlet. For your safety, this TV is equipped with a polarized alternating-current line plug having one blade wider than the other. This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug still does not fit, contact your electrician to replace your outlet.

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• Protect the power cord. Power supply cords should be routed so that they will not be walked on or pinched by items placed on or against them. Pay particular attention to cord placement at plugs, convenience receptacles, and at the point where they exit from the unit.

• Unplug the TV receiver from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system during a lightning storm or when left unattended and unused for long periods of time. This will prevent damage to the unit due to lightning and power-line surges.

• An outside antenna system should not be placed in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits.

Avoid overhead power lines: When installing an outside antenna system, be extremely careful to keep from touching the power lines or circuits. Contact with such lines might be fatal.

• Do not overload the wall outlet or extension cords. Overloading can result in fire or electric shock.

• Do not insert foreign objects through openings in the unit, as they may touch dangerous voltages or cause damage. Never spill liquid of any kind on the TV receiver.

• Ground outdoor antennas. If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the TV receiver, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Read information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.

EXAMPLE OF

ANTENNA GROUNDING

GROUND CLAMP

ELECTRIC

SERVICE

EQUIPMENT

ANTENNA

LEAD IN WIRE

ANTENNA

DISCHARGE UNIT

GROUNDING

CONDUCTORS

GROUND CLAMPS

POWER SERVICE GROUNDING

ELECTRODE SYSTEM

• Do not attempt to service the TV receiver yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Unplug the unit from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

- When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged

- If liquid has been spilled on the unit or if objects have fallen into the TV

- If the TV receiver has been exposed to rain or water

- If the TV receiver does not operate normally by following the operating instructions

- If the TV receiver has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged

- When the TV receiver exhibits a distinct degradation in performance

• If you make adjustments yourself, adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions. Adjusting other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the TV receiver to normal.

• When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician uses replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or those that have the same characteristics as the original part.

Unauthorized substitutions may result in additional damage to the unit.

• Upon completion of any service or repairs to this TV receiver, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the TV receiver is in a safe operating condition.

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02825A(E)-CONTENTS 6/16/03 4:09 PM Page 5

C O N T E N T S

Chapter 1: Your New TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

List of Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Familiarizing Yourself with The TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Front Panel Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Side Panel Jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Rear Panel Jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Remote Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Chapter 2: Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Connecting VHF and UHF Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Antennas with 300-ohm Flat Twin Leads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Antennas with 75-ohm Round Leads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Separate VHF and UHF Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Connecting Cable TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Cable without a Cable Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Connecting to a Cable Box that Descrambles

All Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Connecting to a Cable Box that Descrambles some Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Connecting a VCR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Connecting a Camcorder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Installing Batteries in the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Chapter 3: Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Turning the TV On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Viewing the Menus and On-Screen Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Viewing the Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Viewing the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Selecting a Menu Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Memorizing the Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Selecting the Video Signal-source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Storing Channels in Memory (Automatic Method) . . . . . . . . 22

Adding and Erasing Channels (Manual Method). . . . . . . . . . 23

Changing Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Using the Channel Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Directly Accessing Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Using the PRE-CH Button to select the Previous Channel . . . 24

Adjusting the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Using Mute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Setting the Clock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Customizing the Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Using Automatic Picture Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Auto Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Viewing a VCR or Camcorder Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

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C O N T E N T S

Chapter 4: Special Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Fine Tuning Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Changing the Screen Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Using the Surf Feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Setting the On/Off Timer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Setting the Sleep Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Viewing Closed Captions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Chapter 5: Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Identifying Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Cleaning and Maintaining Your TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Using Your TV in Another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

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C h a p t e r O n e

Y O U R N E W T V

List of Features

Your TV was designed with the latest technology. This TV is a high-performance unit that includes the following special features:

• Easy-to-use remote control

• Easy-to-use on-screen menu system

• Automatic timer to turn the TV on and off

• Adjustable picture setting that can be stored in the TV’s memory

• Automatic channel tuning for up to 181 channels

• A special filter to reduce or eliminate reception problems

• Fine tuning control for the sharpest picture possible

• Tri-lingual on-screen displays (English, Spanish, and French)

• A special sleep timer

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Y O U R N E W T V

Familiarizing Yourself with The TV

Front Panel Buttons

The buttons on the front panel control your TV’s basic features, including the on-screen menu. To use the more advanced features, you must use the remote control.

8

ΠMENU

Press to see an on-screen menu of your TV's features.

´ VOL – , +

Press to increase or decrease the volume. Also used to select items on the on-screen menu.

ˇ CH and CH

Press to change channels. Also press to select various items on the on-screen menu.

¨ Remote Control Sensor

Aim the remote control towards this spot on the

TV.

ˆ STAND BY

Lights up when you turn the power off.

Ø POWER

Press to turn the TV on and off.

Side Panel Jacks

You can use the side panel jacks to connect an A/V component that is used only occasionally, such as a camcorder or video game. (For information on connecting equipment, see pages 11 – 17.)

ΠEARPHONE jack

Connect a set of external earphones to this jack for private listening.

´ VIDEO and AUDIO input jacks

Use this jacks to connect a camcorder or a video game.

Note: There is no side panel jacks in the CT-15K9MJ model.

CT-15K10MJ/CT-17N11MJ

CT-20H4/CT-20V10MJ

CT-14H4/CT-14V10MJ

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Y O U R N E W T V

Rear Panel Jacks

Use the rear panel jacks to connect an A/V component that will be connected continuously, such as a VCR.

For more information on connecting equipment, see pages 11 – 17.

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.

DO NOT OPEN.

CAUTION :

TO PREVENT ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE

THIS COVER. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.

REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

WARNING :

TO PREVENT DAMAGE WHICH MAY RESULT

IN FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS

APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

OUTPUT

VIDEO AUDIO

INPUT

75

1 2

ΠVIDEO and AUDIO input jacks

Use these jacks to connect a VCR or other video equipment.

´ VHF/UHF Antenna terminal

Use this terminal to connect an outdoor antenna or cable system.

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Y O U R N E W T V

Remote Control

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

ΠPOWER

Press to turn the TV on and off.

´ TV/VIDEO

Press to watch TV picture and a picture from a connected component (VCR, LDP etc.).

ˇ Number buttons

Press to directly select channels on the TV.

¨ +100

Press to directly select channels over 100. For example, to select channel 121, press

+100, then press 2 and 1.

ˆ CH and CH (Channel)

Press CH ▲ or CH ▼ to change channels. Also use with the on-screen menu system.

Ø DISPLAY

Press to see the time, channel, etc., on-screen. Also press to exit (quit) the menu system.

SURF

Press when viewing a channel to automatically return to that channel after an amount of time that you set.

P-STD

Press to adjust the TV picture by selecting one of the special factory settings or your own custom setting.

MUTE

Press to mute (silence) the volume.

1

3

4

9

5

POWER TV/VIDEO

PRE-CH

CH.SCAN

SLEEP

P.STD

SURF

DISPLAY MUTE

- V

OL

+

CH

ME

NU

2

13

12

8

7

6

14

11

10

˝ MENU

Press this button to see the easy-to-use menu system.

Ô VOL – and VOL + (Volume)

Press VOL – to lower the volume; press VOL + to raise the volume. Also use with the menu system.

SLEEP

Press for the TV to automatically turn off after an amount of time that you set.

Ò CH.SCAN (Channel Scan)

Press to have the TV automatically scan all of the channels it has memorized.

Ú PRE-CH (Previous Channel)

Press to see the last channel you were watching.

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C h a p t e r Tw o

I N S TA L L AT I O N

Connecting VHF and UHF Antennas

If your antenna has a set of leads that look like this, see “Antennas with

300-ohm Flat Twin Leads,” below.

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

Round Leads,” on page 12.

If you have two antennas, see “Separate

VHF and UHF Antennas,” on page 12.

Antennas with 300-ohm Flat Twin Leads

If you are using an off-air antenna (such as a roof antenna or “rabbit ears”) that has

300-ohm twin flat leads, follow the directions below.

1

Place the wires from the twin leads under the screws on the 300-75 ohm adaptor (not supplied).

Use a screwdriver to tighten the screws.

2

Plug the adaptor into the

VHF/UHF terminal on the bottom of the back panel.

VE

OUTPUT

VIDEO AUDIO

INPUT

75

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I N S TA L L AT I O N

Antennas with 75-ohm Round Leads

1

Plug the antenna lead into the VHF/UHF terminal on the bottom of the back panel.

OUTPUT

VIDEO AUDIO

INPUT

75

Separate VHF and UHF Antennas

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

1

Connect both antenna leads to the combiner.

2

Plug the combiner into the

VHF/UHF terminal on the bottom of the rear panel.

VE

OUTPUT

VIDEO AUDIO

INPUT

VHF

UHF

75

Connecting Cable TV

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

Cable without a Cable Box

1

Plug the incoming cable into the VHF/UHF antenna terminal on back of the TV.

OUTPUT

VIDEO AUDIO

INPUT

75

Because this TV is cable-ready, you do not need a cable box to view unscrambled cable channels.

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I N S TA L L AT I O N

Connecting to a Cable Box that Descrambles All Channels

1

Find the cable that is connected to the ANTENNA

OUT terminal on your cable box.

This terminal might be labeled

“ANT OUT,” “VHF OUT,” or simply,

“OUT.”

2

Connect the other end of this cable to the VHF/UHF antenna terminal on the back of the TV.

OUTPUT

VIDEO AUDIO

INPUT

75

Connecting to a Cable Box that Descrambles Some Channels

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

1

Find and disconnect the cable that is connected to the ANTENNA IN terminal on your cable box.

This terminal might be labeled

“ANT IN,” “VHF IN,” or simply,

“IN.”

2

Connect this cable to a two-way splitter.

3

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

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I

N S TA L L AT I O N

4

Connect a coaxial cable between the ANTENNA

OUT terminal on the cable box and the B–IN terminal on the A/B switch.

5

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

6

Connect the last coaxial cable between the OUT terminal on the RF (A/B) switch and the VHF/UHF terminal on the rear of the

TV.

After you’ve made this connection, set the A/B switch to the “A” position for normal viewing. Set the A/B switch to the “B” position to view scrambled channels. (When you set the

A/B switch to “B,” you will need to tune your TV to the cable box’s output channel, which is usually channel 3 or 4.)

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I N S TA L L AT I O N

Connecting a VCR

These instructions assume that you have already connected your TV to an antenna or a cable

TV system (according to the instructions on pages 11-14). Skip step 1 if you have not yet connected to an antenna or a cable system.

1

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

V DEO

INPUT

AUD O 75

2

Connect the cable or antenna to the VCR’s

ANTENNA IN terminal.

Incoming

Cable

VCR Rear Panel

IN

ANTENNA

OUT

AUDIO

OUT

VIDEO

OUT

3

Connect a coaxial cable to the VCR’s

ANTENNA OUT terminal.

VCR Rear Panel

IN

ANTENNA

OUT

AUDIO

OUT

VIDEO

OUT

Coaxial Cable

4

Connect the other end of the cable to the TV’s antenna terminal.

VCR Rear Panel

IN

ANTENNA

OUT

AUDIO

OUT

VIDEO

OUT

Coaxial Cable

TV Rear Panel

OUTPUT

VIDEO AUDIO

INPUT

75

5

Connect an audio cable to the VCR’s AUDIO

OUT terminal.

VCR Rear Panel

IN

ANTENNA

OUT

AUDIO

OUT

VIDEO

OUT

Audio

Cable

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I N S TA L L AT I O N

6

Connect the other end of the cable to the TV’s

AUDIO IN terminal.

VCR Rear Panel

IN

ANTENNA

OUT

AUDIO

OUT

VIDEO

OUT

Audio Cable

7

Connect a video cable to the VCR’s VIDEO

OUT terminal.

VCR Rear Panel

IN

ANTENNA

OUT

AUDIO

OUT

VIDEO

OUT

Video

Cable

TV Rear Panel

OUTPUT

VIDEO AUDIO

INPUT

75

8

Connect the other end of the cable to the TV’s

VIDEO IN terminal.

VCR Rear Panel

IN

ANTENNA

OUT

AUDIO

OUT

VIDEO

OUT

Video Cable

TV Rear Panel

OUTPUT

VIDEO

INPUT

AUDIO 75

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I N S TA L L AT I O N

Connecting a Camcorder

You can connect a camcorder to your TV, which enables you to view camcorder tapes without a VCR.

The audio and video cables mentioned in the steps below are usually included with a camcorder. You can also purchase them at your local electronics store.

1

Locate the camcorder’s

A/V output jacks on the camcorder.

2

Connect an audio cable to the camcorder’s

AUDIO OUT terminal.

Camcorder

Output Jacks

OUTPUT

AUDIO VIDEO

Audio Cable

3

Connect the other end of the cable to the TV’s

AUDIO IN terminal.

Camcorder

Output Jacks

OUTPUT

AUDIO VIDEO

Audio Cable

4

Connect a video cable to the camcorder’s

VIDEO OUT terminal.

Camcorder

Output Jacks

OUTPUT

AUDIO VIDEO Video Cable

5

Connect the other end of the cable to the TV’s

VIDEO IN terminal.

Camcorder

Output Jacks

OUTPUT

AUDIO VIDEO Video Cable

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I N S TA L L AT I O N

Installing Batteries in the Remote Control

1

Slide the cover out completely.

2

Install two AA size batteries.

Make sure to match the “ + ” and

“ – ” ends of the batteries with the diagram inside the compartment.

3

Replace the cover.

Remove the batteries and store them in a cool, dry place if you won’t be using the remote control for a long time.

The remote control can be used up to about 23 feet from the TV.

(Assuming typical TV usage, the

Batteries last for about one year.)

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O P E R AT I O N

Turning the TV On and Off

Press the POWER button on the remote control.

You can also use the POWER button on the front panel.

Viewing the Menus and On-Screen Displays

Viewing the Menus

1

With the power on, press the MENU button.

The main menu appears on the screen. Its left side has four icons: Picture,

Sound, Channel, and

Function.

The on-screen menus disappear from the screen after about thirty seconds.

2

Use the CH ▲ and CH▼ buttons to highlight one of the 4 icons.

Then press the VOL+ button to access the icon’s sub-menu.

Press the MENU button to exit.

You can also use the MENU,

CHANNEL, and VOLUME buttons on the control panel of the TV to make selections.

Viewing the Display

1

Press the DISPLAY button.

on the remote control.

The on-screen display will show the channel you are watching, and the time of day.

The on-screen displays disappear after about twelve seconds.

When Closed Caption has been set, the icon( ) will appear by pressing the Display button.

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O P E R AT I O N

Selecting a Menu Language

1

Press MENU to display the menu.

Press CH

▼ three times to select “Function”, then press the VOL + button.

2

Press VOL + to select the appropriate language:

English, Spanish, or

French.

3

Press MENU twice to exit.

- V

OL

+

CH

ME

NU

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Memorizing the Channels

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

▲ and

CH

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

Selecting the Video Signal-source

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

1

Press MENU to display the menu.

Press CH

▼ two times to select “Channel”, then press the VOL + button.

2

Repeatedly press VOL + to cycle through these choices:

ANT (antenna)

STD, HRC or IRC (all cable

TV).

Note: STD, HRC and IRC identify various types of cable TV systems. Contact your local cable company to identify the type of cable system that exists in your particular area.

At this point the signal source has been selected. Proceed to “Storing Channels in Memory”

(next page).

3

Press MENU twice to exit.

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Storing Channels in Memory (Automatic Method)

1

First, select the correct signal source (ANT, STD,

HRC, IRC). See steps 1~3 on previous page.

Press the MENU button, then press the CH ▼ button twice to select

“Channel,” then press the

VOL + button.

2

Press the CH ▼ button to select “Auto program”.

3

Press the VOL + button.

The TV will begin memorizing all of the available channels.

4

After all the available channels are stored, the

Auto program menu reappears. Press the MENU button twice to exit.

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OL

+

CH

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The TV automatically cycles through all of the available channels and stores them in memory. This takes about one to two minutes.

Press the MENU button at any time to interrupt the memorization process and return to the Channel menu.

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Adding and Erasing Channels (Manual Method)

1

Press the MENU button.

Press the CH ▼ button twice to select "Channel", then press the VOL+ button.

2

Press the CH ▲ or CH ▼ button to select

“Add/Erase”.

Press the VOL+ button.

3

Press the VOL-/+ or number buttons to select the channel you want to add or erase.

4

Press the CH

▲ or CH ▼ button to select “Select”.

Press the VOL+ or VOL- button to select “Added” or “Erased”.

Press the MENU button three times to exit.

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Changing Channels

Using the Channel Buttons

1

Press the CH

▲ or CH ▼ button to change channels.

When you press CH

▲ or CH ▼, the TV changes channels in sequence. You will see all the channels that the TV has memorized. (The TV must have memorized at least three channels.)

You will not see channels that were either erased or not memorized.

Directly Accessing Channels

Use the number buttons to quickly tune to any channel.

1

Press the number buttons to go directly to a channel.

For example, to select channel 27, press “2,” then “7.”

The TV will change channels when you press the second number.

When you use the number buttons, you can directly select channels that were either erased or not memorized.

To select a channel over 100, press the +100 button. (For channel 122, press “+100,” then “2,” then “2.”)

To change to single-digit channels (0–9) faster, press “0” before the single digit. (For channel “4,” press “0,” then “4.”)

Using the PRE-CH Button to select the Previous Channel

1

Press the PRE-CH button.

The TV will switch to the last channel viewed.

To quickly switch between two channels that are far apart, tune to one channel, then use the number button to select the second channel.

Then, use the PRE-CH button to quickly alternate between them.

Adjusting the Volume

Press the VOL + or VOL– button to increase or decrease the volume.

Using Mute

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

1

Press the MUTE button and the sound cuts off.

The word “Mute” will appear in the lower-left corner of the screen.

2

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

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Setting the Clock

1

Press the MENU button to display the on-screen menu.

Press the CH

▼ button three times to select

"Function".

Press the VOL + button.

2

Press the CH

▼ button to select the “Time” menu.

Press the VOL + button:

The Time menu will appear on the screen, and

“Clock” will be selected.

3

Press the VOL + button again (the hours digits will be selected). Press the CH

▲ or CH ▼ button repeatedly until the correct hour appears.

After the hour is entered, press the VOL + button.

(at this point the minutes digits will be selected).

4

Press the CH

▲ or CH ▼ button to select the correct minutes.

After selecting the correct minutes, press the VOL + button.

Press the MENU button three times to exit.

When selecting the hours, be sure to select the proper time of day (AM or PM).

You can change the hours by pressing

CH ▲ or CH ▼ repeatedly (or by holding down either of these buttons).

The time will appear every time you press DISPLAY.

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Customizing the Picture

You can use the on-screen menus to change the contrast, brightness, tint, color, and sharpness according to personal preference. (Alternatively, you can use one of the

“automatic” settings. See next page.)

1

Press the MENU button to display the menu.

2

Press the VOL – or VOL + button repeatedly, until the word “Custom” is selected.

(When Custom is highlighted, the word “Adjust” will appear on the screen.)

3

Press the CH

▼ button to select “Adjust”, then press the VOL+ button.

(The words Color Tone,

Contrast, Brightness,

Sharpness, Color, and Tint will appear on the screen.)

Press the CH

▲ or CH ▼ button to select a particular item.

4

Press the VOL – or VOL + button to increase or decrease the value of a particular item.

Press the MENU button four times to exit.

9

After adjusting an item, the gauge will automatically disappear (after about 5 seconds).

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Using Automatic Picture Settings

Your TV has three automatic picture settings (“Standard”, “Natural”, and “Mild”) that are preset at the factory. You can activate either Standard, Natural or Mild by making a selection from the menu. Or, you can select “Custom” which automatically recalls your personalized picture settings.

1

Press the MENU button to display the menu.

2

Press the VOL - or VOL + button to select the

“Standard,” “Natural,”

“Mild,” or “Custom” picture setting.

• Choose Standard for the standard factory settings.

• Natural: Optimal indoor screen condition.

• Choose Mild (“Mild Contrast”) when viewing the TV in low light, or when playing video games.

• Choose Custom if you want to adjust the settings according to personal preference (see “Customizing the Picture, page 26).

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Auto Volume

Each broadcasting station has its own signal conditions, which can make it necessary to adjust the volume every time the channel is changed. “Auto volume” lets you automatically adjust the volume of the desired channel by lowering the sound output when the modulation signal is high or by raising the sound output when the modulation signal is low.

1

Press the MENU button to display the menu.

Press the CH

▼ button to select the “Sound” menu, then press the VOL - button.

2

Press the VOL - button to select “On/Off”.

(Repeatedly pressing the

VOL - or VOL + button will alternate between On and

Off.)

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Viewing a VCR or Camcorder Tape

You must select the appropriate mode in order to view the VCR or Camcorder signal on the TV.

Quick way to view the external signal: Simply press the TV/VIDEO button on the remote control.

1

Press the MENU button to display the menu.

Press the CH ▼ button twice to select

“Channel”, then press the

VOL+ button.

2

Press the CH

▼ button twice to select “TV/AV”.

3

Press the VOL+ or VOL- button.

You will switch between viewing the signals coming from equipment connected to the TV’s A/V jacks, and the TV signal.

4

Press the MENU button twice to exit.

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Fine Tuning Channels

Use fine tuning to manually adjust a particular channel for optimal reception.

1

Select the appropriate channel.

Press the MENU button to display the menu.

Press the CH

▼ button twice to select the

“Channel” menu, then press the VOL+ button.

2

Press the CH

▼ button three times to select “Fine tune”, then press the

VOL+ button.

3

Press the VOL+ and VOL- buttons to adjust the fine tuning.

Press the MENU button to resume normal viewing.

4

To store the fine tuning setting in the TV’s memory, press the CH ▼ button to select “Select”.

Press the VOL+ or VOL- button to select “Added”.

To reset the fine tuning to

“00”, press the VOL+ or

VOL- button to select

“Erased”.

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Changing the Screen Size

1

Press the MENU button to display the menu.

Press the VOL + button to select the “Picture” menu.

2

Press the CH ▼ button twice to select "Size."

3

Press the VOL + or VOL - button repeatedly to select “Normal” or

“Zoom”.

Press the MENU button twice to exit.

• Normal : Sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode. This is a standard TV screen size.

• Zoom : Magnifies the size of the picture on-screen.

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Using the Surf Feature

This feature allows you to set the TV to return to a particular channel after a certain amount of time. For example, you may be watching a channel when commercials start. You can set the Surf to “5 minutes”, then switch channels. After 5 minutes, the TV will return to the original channel. To use the Surf feature:

1

While you are watching the channel to which you want to return, press the

SURF button. The onscreen display will read

“Surf off”.

2

Press the SURF button again to set the timer in thirty second intervals, up to five minutes.

3

The time you set will begin counting down on the screen.

When the time runs out, the TV will return to the channel you were watching when you set the timer.

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Setting the On/Off Timer

1

Press the MENU button to display the menu.

Press the CH

▼ button three times to select

"Function" menu, then press the VOL+ button.

Before using the timer, you must set the TV’s clock. (See “Setting the

Clock” on page 25).

2

Press the CH ▼ button to select "Time", then press the VOL+ button.

When you set the hours, make sure the correct time of day (AM or

PM) appears to the right of the hour.

3

Press the CH ▼ button to select "On time".

Press the VOL+ button to select the “On time” hours.

(The hours digits will be highlighted.)

Press the CH ▲ or CH ▼ button repeatedly to select the appropriate hours (i.e., the hour when the TV will turn on.)

4

Press VOL+ to select the

“On time” minutes.

(The minutes digits will be highlighted.)

Press CH

▲ or CH ▼ to select the appropriate minutes.

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5

Press the VOL + button to select “On/Off.”

Press the CH

▲ (or CH ▼) button to turn the ontimer “On.” (Repeatedly pressing the CH ▲ or

CH

▼ button will alternate between on and off.)

6

When finished, press the

VOL + button.

7

To set the Off time, press the CH

▼ button to select “Off time.”

Press the VOL + button and set the hours and minutes. (Follow the same procedure as in steps 1~6 above.)

8

When finished setting the timer, press the MENU button three times to exit.

To deactivate the “On time,” select “Off” during this step.

Setting the Sleep Timer

The sleep timer automatically shuts off the TV after a preset time

(from 10 to 180 minutes).

1

Press the SLEEP button on the remote control.

After about 5 seconds, the sleep display will disappear from the screen, and the time interval will be set.

2

Press the SLEEP button repeatedly until the appropriate time interval appears (any of the preset values from “Off” to “180”).

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Viewing Closed Captions

Your TV decodes and displays the closed captions that are broadcast with certain TV shows.

These captions are usually subtitles for the hearing impaired or foreign-language translations. All VCRs record the closed caption signal from television programs, so home-recorded video tapes also provide closed captions. Most pre-recorded commercial video tapes provide closed captions as well. Check for the closed caption symbol in your television schedule and on the tape’s packaging: .

1

Press the MENU button to display the menu.

Press the CH

▼ button three times to select the

“Function” menu.

Press the VOL+ button.

2

Press the CH ▼ button twice to select the

“Caption” menu, then press the VOL+ button.

3

Press the VOL+ or VOL – button to turn closed captioning on/off.

Misspellings and unusual characters sometimes occur during closed caption transmissions, especially those of live events. There may be a small delay before captions appear when you change channels. These are not malfunctions of the TV.

4

Press the CH

▼ button to select “Mode.”

Press the VOL – or VOL + button to select “Caption” or “Text.”

5

Depending on the particular broadcast, it might be necessary to make changes to “Channels” and “Field”:

Use the CH , CH , VOL + and VOL - buttons to make the changes. (Follow the same procedure as in steps 3~4 above.)

Press the MENU button three times to exit.

In caption mode, captions appear at the bottom of the screen, and they usually cover only a small portion of the picture.

In text mode, information unrelated to the program, such as news or weather, is displayed. Text often covers a large portion of the screen.

Different channels and fields display different information: Field 2 carries additional information that supplements the information in

Field 1. (For example, Channel 1 may have subtitles in English, while

Channel 2 has subtitles in Spanish.)

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T R O U B L E S H O O T I N G

If the TV seems to have a problem, first try this list of possible problems and solutions.

If none of these troubleshooting tips apply, then call your nearest Samsung authorized service center.

Identifying Problems

Problem

Poor picture

Poor sound quality.

No picture or sound.

No color, wrong colors or tints.

Picture rolls vertically.

The TV operates erratically

The TV won’t turn on.

Possible Solution

Try another channel.

Adjust the antenna.

Check all wire connections.

Try another channel.

Adjust the antenna.

Try another channel.

Press the TV/VIDEO button.

Make sure the TV is plugged in.

Check the antenna connections.

Make sure the program is broadcast in color.

Adjust the picture settings.

If the set is moved or turned in a different direction, the power should be OFF for at least 30 minutes.

Adjust the antenna.

Check all wire connections.

Unplug the TV for 30 seconds, then try operating it again.

Make sure the wall outlet is working.

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Cleaning and Maintaining Your TV

With proper care, your TV unit will give you many years of service. Please follow these guidelines to get the maximum performance from your TV.

Placement

• Do not place the TV near extremely hot, cold, humid or dusty places.

• Do not place the TV near appliances with electric motors that create magnetic fields, such as vacuum cleaners.

• Keep the ventilation openings clear; do not place the TV on a soft surface, such as cloth or paper.

• Place the TV in a vertical position only.

Liquids

• Do not handle liquids near or on the TV. Liquids that spill into it can cause serious damage.

Cabinet

• Never open the cabinet or touch the parts inside.

• Wipe your TV with a clean, dry cloth. Never use water, cleaning fluids, wax, or chemicals.

• Do not put heavy objects on top of the cabinet.

Temperature

• If your TV is suddenly moved from a cold to a warm place, unplug the power cord, and allow at least two hours for moisture that may have formed inside the unit to dry completely.

Using Your TV in Another Country

If you plan to take your TV with you to a foreign country, please be aware of the different television systems that are in use around the world. A TV designed for one system may not work properly with another system due to differences in the TV channel frequencies.

Specifications

Model

Voltage

Frequency of Operation

CT-14H4/CT-14V10MJ/CT-15K10MS

CT-17N11MJ/CT-20H4/CT-20V10MJ

AC 100-240V

50/60Hz

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