LED Direct-Lit: Direct-Lit LED backlight technology bridges
the gap between lower-cost CCFL (fluorescent) LCD TVs and newer edge-lit LED-LCD
TVs. Samsung's Direct-Lit LED-LCD televisions feature LEDs positioned all the
way across the LCD panel's back plane (instead of along the side). Unlike
"Full-Array" backlight LED-LCD televisions that also feature LEDs positioned
along the LCD panel's back plane, the Direct-Lit LED technology uses fewer LEDs
and do not offer local dimming. Since there are fewer LEDs, the LCD panel's back
plane must be moved farther away from the screen to provide adequate light
coverage across the LCD panel, making the TV much deeper than an edge-lit
LED-LCD television. Direct-Lit LED backlight technology offers a better picture
and is more energy efficient than previous CCFL (fluorescent) LCD televisions,
though it requires a much larger cabinet design than newer edge-lit LED-LCD TVs.
Clear Motion Rate 120: Clear Motion Rate (CMR) is Samsung's
more comprehensive and accurate measure for how well the LED-LCD TV can display
fast-moving images. Previously, motion clarity was expressed simply by the
refresh rate, measured in Hz. CMR, however, takes into account all three factors
that contribute to motion clarity: panel refresh rate (60Hz), image processor
speed and backlight technology. CMR is measured by determining the thinnest line
a TV can display in a moving image. The thinner the line, the higher the CMR
rating, and the clearer the picture you'll enjoy on the screen.
Wide Color Enhancer Plus + Motion Lighting: With Wide Color
Enhancer Plus, you'll witness a wider spectrum of colors on the TV screen, just
like the director intended. You'll enjoy enriched colors while watching your
favorite movies, and shows, even if it's older, non-HD content. The TV automatically adjust the brightness of the
screen in response to the brightness of the room. In bright light, the screen
brightens. In dim light, the screen dims.
1080p Resolution: The LED-LCD television displays all inputs
at a resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080). The television's HDMI and component video
inputs will accept 1080p (24/60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i video signals.
- HDMI (v.1.3): The Samsung H5203 series LED-LCD TV features
1.3 inputs. In addition, any HDMI input can be used to connect a PC to this
- Component Video: The Samsung H5203 series LED-LCD TV features a
single component video input. The TV's component video input can also be
used as a composite video input (480i only).
Note: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable
(QAM) tuners with an RF-coaxial input, so you don't need a separate set-top box
to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable
Picture Control: You can make the following adjustments for
an optimum picture.
- Picture Sizes: You can choose one of the following
- 16:9: Sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode.
- Zoom 1: Vertically enlarges the size of the picture
and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the
- Zoom 2: Vertically enlarges the size of the picture
more than Zoom 1 and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the
arrows on the remote.
- Wide Fit: Proportionally enlarges the picture to
fit the entire screen without changing the aspect ratio.
- 4:3: Sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode with
pillars on the left and right of the screen.
- Screen Fit: See the full image with no resizing
when HDMI (720p/1080i/180p) or Component (1080i/1080p) signals are
- Smart View 1/2: Reduces the 16:9 picture by 50% (1)
or 25% (2).
- Picture Modes: Picture Modes apply preset adjustments
to the picture.
- Dynamic: increases the brightness of the screen
(suitable for bright rooms)
- Standard: suitable for a normal environment
- Natural: useful for reducing eye strain
- Movie: darkens the screen and reduces glare
(appropriate for dark rooms)
- Entertain: sharpens images for a more dynamic
viewing experience (only available when connected to a computer)
- Manual Picture Settings: The TV has several options for
manually adjusting the picture quality.
- Backlight: adjusts the brightness of the LED
- Contrast: increases or decreases the contrast
between dark and light areas of the picture
- Brightness: adjusts the brightness level of the
picture (not as effective as Backlight setting)
- Sharpness: sharpens or dulls the edges of objects
- Color: adjusts the color saturation of the picture
- Tint (G/R): adjusts the amount of green and red in
- Advanced Picture Settings: The TV also offers more
advanced picture adjustments for fine tuning.
- Dynamic Contrast: adjusts the screen contrast so
that the optimal contrast is provided
- Black Tone: adjusts the black level on the screen
to adjust the screen depth
- Flesh Tone: adjusts the amount of red in skin tones
- RGB Only Mode: displays the Red, Green, and Blue
color for making find adjustments to the hue and saturation
- Color Space: adjusts the range of colors available
to create the image (Auto/Native)
- White Balance: adjusts the color temperature for
more natural picture colors
- Gamma: adjusts the primary color (red, green, blue)
- Picture Options: Additional picture options provide you
with a better viewing experience.
- LED Clear Motion: removes drag from fast scenes
with a lot of movement to provide a clear picture
- Color Tone: adjusts the overall color tone of the
televisions using one of four presets: Cool, Normal, Warm 1, Warm 2
- Digital Clean View: if the broadcast signal
received by the TV is weak, you can activate the Digital Clean View
feature to reduce any static and ghosting that may appear on the screen
- MPEG Noise Filter: reduces MPEG noise to provide an
- HDMI Black Level: select the black level on the
screen to adjust the screen depth when you have a component connected
via HDMI to the television
- Film Mode: The TV can be set to automatically sense and
process film signals from all sources and adjust the picture from optimum
quality. Film mode is supported in TV, AV, Component (480i/1080i), and HDMI
Note: You can adjust and store Picture Settings for
each external device connected to the TV or apply the settings to all
inputs and sources.
PIP (Picture-in-Picture): You can watch the TV's tuner and
one external video source (component/HDMI) simultaneously). The component/HDMI
source will be displayed as the main picture, while the TV channel will be
displayed in a sub-screen, while which can be moved to each corner of the
television's screen. You can switch the audio between the main screen and
DTS Premium Sound: The Samsung LED-LCD TV employs DTS Studio
Sound processing with DTS TruSurround and DTS TruDialog which will decode DTS-encoded content, such as TV programming,
Blu-ray movies, and streaming media, as well as processes stereo content to
deliver an optimized virtual surround sound experience with enhanced bass
response, clear dialog, and consistent volume levels through the TV speakers.
- DTS TruSurround: DTS TruSurround is a patented DTS
technology that solves the problem of playing 5.1 multichannel content over
two speakers. DTS TruSurround delivers a compelling, virtual surround sound
experience through any two-speaker playback system, including the internal
television speakers. It is fully compatible with all multichannel formats.
- DTS TruDialog: This function allows you to increase the
intensity of a voice over background music or sound effects so that
dialogue can be heard more clearly.
Note: The speakers of this TV provide different sound images
according to how you position the television. You can select between
"Wall-Mount" or "Stand" to provide the best sound quality based on the
5-Band EQ + Sound Modes: You can manually adjusts the TV's
built-in 5-band EQ (100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz) for a more
customized sound; or simply choose from the following Preset Sound Modes:
- Standard: Selects the normal sound mode.
- Music: Emphasizes music over voices.
- Movie: Provides the best sound for movies.
- Clear Voice: Emphasizes voices over other sounds.
- Amplify: Amplify mode is for people who have difficulty
Audio Settings: The Samsung TV offers a variety of audio
adjustments to meet your listening needs.
- Auto Volume: Auto Volume automatically adjusts the
volume of the desired channel, lowering the sound output when the modulation
signal is high or raising the sound output when the modulation signal is
low. This reduces the difference in volume when changing channels. The Auto
Volume feature can be set to Normal, Night or Off.
- Audio Delay: The Audio Delay function corrects
audio/video mismatch, when watching TV or video, and listening to a digital
audio output using an external device such as an AV receiver. You can adjust
the audio delay from 0ms to 250 ms.
- Picture Off: You can turn the television's screen off
and still listen to audio.
Audio Outputs: The Samsung LED-LCD television provides an
analog and digital audio output.
- Digital Audio: The optical digital
output terminal will output Dolby Digital/DTS (when available) or 2 channel
PCM. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby
Digital/DTS when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from a digital
broadcast channel through the tuner, network apps, and USB ports on the
LED-LCD TV. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo
from sources connected to the TV
via HDMI or RCA.
- Analog Audio: The television features a 3.5mm
(minijack) audio output for connecting the television to an analog 2-channel
receiver. You will need a minijack-to-RCA adapter (sold separately) to make a stereo RCA connection between the television and
your soundbar speaker or AV receiver. The TV's analog audio output terminals
will output 2ch audio from any of the television's source inputs.
Network Connection (wired/wireless): You can set up the
Samsung H5203 series LED-LCD TV so that it can access your home network and
online Samsung Apps through your local area network (LAN) using a wired (RJ-45
Ethernet) or wireless connection (built-in WiFi). You can setup a wired network
connection automatically or manually. You can setup the wireless network
connection using these four methods; Automatic, Manual, WPS (PBC), or WPS (PIN).
The TV's built-in WiFi supports IEEE 802.11A/B/G/N wireless LAN
networks and WEP (open/shared), WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), or WPA2-PSK network
Note: Samsung recommends a network speed of 10Mbps or
WiFi Direct: When using
Direct, you can connect
directly with other devices without using a wireless router. You'll be able to
wirelessly transfer personal content (such as photos & videos) to the Samsung
LED-LCD TV without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely
bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. Streaming of
copy-protected content and other certain formats are not supported.
Apps: Once you have connected the Samsung TV to your home
network, you gain access to online apps. You can enjoy a variety of content from
various downloaded applications; such as videos, music, photos, games, and news.
Smart Apps has a growing collection of pay and free-of-charge online
applications that connect you to some of your favorite online content.
- Movies & TV Shows: Watch movies and TV shows on
plus trailers from
Flixter. More movie apps like
Vudu coming soon (with future firmware/software update).
- Music/Radio: Listen to online music and internet radio
vTuner, plus more.
- News & Weather: Includes apps that provide information
content; such as news (USA
Today), weather (AccuWeather),
and many more.
- Sports + Fitness: Variety of Fitness apps to help you
stay healthy, plus Sports apps to keep you up to date on scores.
- Education & Kids: A recommended
list for applications and content that is suitable for children; including
education-based programs, cartoons, and games.
Store for a complete list of available Samsung Apps.
Web Browser You can access the internet using the player's
Web Brower application. You can search web pages using Google or Bing. You may
enter a URL addresses or enter a keyword search. The player will archive your
web browser history. You can also save "Favorite" web pages and create a "Home"
page. The playback of Flash videos is also supported. The Web Browser is
optimized to fill your connected TV's screen. Use a keyboard and mouse for a
more convenient web browsing experience Use a USB-enabled keyboard and mouse
(both sold separately) for a more convenient web browsing experience
Note: The browsing experience, however, may not be the same
as it is on your computer. The Web Browser is not compatible with Java
applications. E-commerce, for purchasing products online is not supported.
ActiveX is not supported.
AllShare Services: The Samsung TV offers AllShare Cast
screen mirroring and AllShare/DLNA wireless media streaming.
- AllShare Cast Screen Mirroring: AllShare Cast is a
proprietary "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the
display from your compatible AllShare Cast Samsung mobile device to your TV.
This allows you to view pictures and videos that are playing on your
compatible Samsung smartphone or tablet on your TV screen. No wireless
router or access point required.
- AllShare/DLNA Certified: The Samsung LED-LCD TV's
AllShare function, along with its DLNA Certification allow you to watch
videos (Divx/AVI/H.264/MPEG/MKV/MOV/WMV), photos (JPEG/PNG/BMP/MPO), and
listen to music (MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/OGG) saved on your Windows PC (or other
DLNA Certified media server) through the TV via its Ethernet (LAN) port or
built-in WiFi (wireless). This eliminates the need to copy your photo,
video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.
Note: For AllShare/DLNA, Windows PCs with XP and Vista
installed require Samsung's PC Share Manager software, which can be
downloaded for free from the
Center. Not compatible with older Windows OS versions and Mac.
Dual USB Ports: The television is equipped with two USB
(type-A) ports. The USB ports can accept a USB mass-storage-class
device (5V/0.5A). The USB ports let you view photo and movie files, as well as listen to
audio files saved on a compatible USB msc device; like your Android
smartphone/tablet (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only) or USB thumbdrive. Files must be formatted in FAT, exFAT, or NTFS. The TV can recognize up to 1,000 files per folder.
- Video Playback: The TV supports the following video
file types; AVI, Divx, H.264, MPEG, MKV, MOV, and WMV. Movie files are
displayed in a folder and title list in either date or alphabetical order.
The TV offers Play, Pause, Search, and Resume playback functions for
compatible video files stored on a compatible USB device.
- Still Image Playback: The TV supports the following
still image file types; JPEG, PNG, BMP, or MPO. Still image files can be
viewed as a slide show with background music or as a thumbnail view (up to
15 images). Still images can also viewed full-screen and zoomed or rotated.
- Audio Playback: The TV supports music files supports
the following music file types; MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, and OGG. Music files
are displayed in a folder and track list, and can be sorted by Artist,
Album, or Genre. Music files can be repeated or shuffled in a selected
Firmware/Software Updates: The television's Software Upgrade
menu allows you to upgrade the TV's software & firmware for performance
improvements & additional services. You can upgrade in four ways; USB, Internet,
Alternative Software, or Standby Mode. The tested television contained firmware
version T-NT14MAKUC-1001.1 (as of 6/20/14). Visit the
Samsung Download Center
for the latest Firmware/Software updates.
Content Discovery: The TV offers two unique ways to search and
access your favorite and new content from the TV's tuner and network apps.
- Samsung Apps: Samsung
App offers a variety of free news, sports, weather, and gaming apps you can
install directly to and enjoy on your TV. The first line on the screen
contains apps recommended by Samsung. These apps were automatically
downloaded to your TV when you set up Smart Hub. The lines of apps below the
first line contain some apps that were automatically downloaded to your TV
and other apps you have selected and downloaded. Search for apps by Most
Popular, What's new, or by Category. Sort them by popularity,
alphabetically, or by release date.
- On TV: On TV displays your current program live in a
small window, a list of recommended programs currently on other channels,
and a list of of recommended programs that will air later. You can use these
lists to change the channel and watch another program. You can also use
these lists to view more information about recommended programs running
later, including how much time is left until they air. In addition, you can
set up a Schedule Viewing of a program that hasn't aired. You can even
designate frequently watched channels as "Favorites". You can create up to 5
favorite channel lists for each member of your family. You can also rename
and edit favorite channel lists.
RVU Compatible (for DirecTV): This Samsung television is RVU-compatible
which means DIRECTV subscribers with the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can watch live
broadcast and stored content from their DVR on the Samsung TV, without the need
for an additional Genie Mini Client devices or set-top boxes. However, you will
need a DECA unit (sold separately) that converts Coax to Ethernet, which will
plug into the Samsung TV's LAN port. Make sure the
television has the latest firmware update.
Security: The Samsung LED-LCD TV offers several security features to
protect TV, your connected equipment, & family.
- Smart Security: When any device is connected to the Internet, it
is vulnerable to hacks and malicious code. Samsung Smart Security protects
the TV and storage media connected to the TV from such threats, when the
television is connected to the Internet.
- Password Lock: You can setup up a 4-digit PIN to lock out
specific channels, TV settings, and reset procedure.
- Program Rating Lock: The Program Rating Lock feature
automatically locks out programs that are deemed inappropriate for children. You
can block TV program based on their ratings and Movies based on their MPAA
rating, so you have more control over what your children watch. The Program
Rating Lock function is protected by a 4-digit PIN.
Hearing & Visually Impaired: The Samsung H5203 series LED-LCD TV offers
Close Captions and an Audio Guide for the hearing and visually impaired. .
- Close Captions (CC): The TV provides Analog Closed
Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable
text, font, and size. The Caption feature does not work for Component and
HDMI input sources.
- Audio Guide: Activate the audio guide for the visually
impaired. This is only available with broadcasts that provide this service.
ENERGY STAR Compliant with ECO Settings: The Samsung LED-LCD
TV is ENERGY STAR compliant and provides ECO settings to reduce the TV's power
consumption and cut-down on energy costs.
- Eco Sensor: Samsung's unique Eco light sensor measures
the intensity of the room's light and automatically calibrates the
brightness of the image on the screen. In a sun-filled environment, the
screen gets brighter and in dim surroundings, the intensity is reduced. This
feature optimizes the viewing experience while also saving you energy.
- Energy Saver: This feature adjust the brightness of the
TV in order to reduce power consumption. When watching TV at night, set the
Energy Saver feature to High to reduce eye fatigue as well as power
consumption. You can set this feature to High, Medium, Low, or Picture Off
(sound remains on).
- No Signal Standby: The TV will automatically switch to
standby mode, if no picture is being received for a predetermined set amount
of time (15, 30, or 60 minutes).
- Auto Power Off: The TV will be automatically turn off
after 4 hours of being left idle to prevent overheating.
Timers: The Samsung H5203 series LED-LCD TV offers On/Off and Sleep
timers for your convenience.
- On/Off Timer: The three On/Off timers allow you to
program the television to turn itself on and off by selecting a specific on
time and a specific off time. An On/off timer can be set to repeat only
once, everyday, Mon-Fri, Mon-Sat, or Sat-Sun. You can also choose the On
Timer's content (TV, USB, or Antenna) and volume. The on and off timers work
independently of one another.
- Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the television
off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 30, 60,
90, 120, 150, or 180 minutes.
- Auto Protection Time: If the screen remains idle with a
still image for a certain period of time (2, 4, 8, 10 hours) defined by the
user, the TV's built-in screen saver is activated to prevent the formation
of host images on the screen.
Remote Support + Self Diagnosis: The Samsung Remote Support service offers you
one-on-one support with a Samsung Technician who can remotely diagnose your TV,
adjust the TV settings, perform a factory reset, and install recommended
firmware updates. Your TV must be connected to your homes wired or wireless
network. The Samsung H5203 series LED-LCD TV also provides a Self
Diagnosis menu which allows you to check the television for picture, sound, and
- Picture Test: Use to check for picture problems. If the
problem appears in the test picture, select "Yes" and follow the directions
on the screen.
- Sound Test: Use the built-in melody sound to check for
sound problems. If the problem occurs during the test, select "Yes" and
follow the directions on the screen.
- Signal Test: An HD digital channel's reception quality
is either perfect or the channels are unavailable. Adjust your antenna to
increase signal strength.
Note: The television only comes with a brief User
Manual. A complete instruction manual is built-in into the TV and can be viewed
on-screen. Open the e-Manual to learn how to use the TV's many features.
Wireless Remote (w/ IR Blaster): The supplied IR remote
control is designed to operate this Samsung LED-LCD television, plus HDMI-connected
Samsung Anynet+ and other HDMI-CEC components. The remote can also be programmed to control
satellite/cable boxes, Blu-ray players, and home theaters from other
manufactures using the TV's setup menu and the included IR blaster. The remote's
buttons are backlit and will light up with a press of a button. This remote
control has Braille points on the Power, Channel Up/Down, and Volume Up/Down,
and #5 buttons for the visually impaired.
Note: The television is equipped with a 5-way "joy stick" like button on
the rear-panel that lets you control the TV without the remote control.
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): This TV is enabled with Anynet+
(HDMI-CEC); a feature that makes it possible to control HDMI-connected Samsung
and other HDMI-CEC compliant external devices
connected to the TV with ease. With Anynet+, you can use the TV remote control
to operate all your compatible Samsung Anynet+ and HDMI-CEC devices that are connected to the TV via
HDMI. Anynet+ can control up to 12 compatible external devices (up to 3 of the
Keyboard & Mouse Compatible: The Samsung H5203 series
LED-LCD TV will support a USB-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately),
which makes web browsing a lot easier.
Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with the pedestal stand
unattached. The pedestal stand attaches to the television using the supplied
hardware. The pedestal stand does not swivel. The television weighs 14.1 lbs with the stand.
Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back
for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes
is 200mm (h) x 200mm (v). The threaded
inserts require M6 (6mm) machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs
12.5 lbs without the stand.
Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with
optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and
4" above/below the television for adequate ventilation.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The Samsung H5203 series LED-LCD TV comes with
detachable AC power cord. The AC power cord sits 0.1875" out from the rear-panel. The
AC power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 0.8125" from the wall.
Kensington Lock: When mounting the monitor in a public
place, you can secure it with an optional anti-theft device called a Kensington
Lock (sold separately). This TV has a slot on the rear-panel to accommodate a
Kensington Lock device.