Inputs and Outputs Notes
The Samsung LN32A450 has a
display resolution of 1366 x 768
and scales all inputs for display at 768p. The HDMI inputs will accept 1080i,
720p, and 480p signals, while the component video inputs will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
High Contrast Ratio/Brightness: The TV has a dynamic
contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and a 450 nit brightness rating, providing a
stunningly realistic picture.
Digital Natural Image Engine
(DNIe): Samsung's exclusive Digital Natural Image
engine dramatically improves the picture by enhancing the
contrast, detail, and white balance, and reducing noise. The DNIe includes five
image processors and a six-time density enhancer to ensure the best picture from
any source with true colors and high contrast.
Pixel Response: The TV features a fast 6ms pixel response
time, which virtually eliminates picture blurring, and gives you smoother images
during fast action scenes.
Picture Control: You can make the following adjustment for
an optimum picture:
- Automatic Picture Settings:
choose one of three automatic picture settings:
- Standard: for the optimum display in a normal
- Dynamic: for high-definition in a bright room
for viewing movies in a dark room
- Manual Picture Settings:
- Backlight: adjusts the brightness of the LCD backlight
- Contrast: adjusts the contrast level of the picture
- Brightness: adjusts the brightness level of the picture
- Sharpness: adjusts the edge definition of the picture
- Color: adjusts the color saturation of the picture
- Tint (G/R): adjusts the color tint of the picture
- Detailed Picture Settings:
- Black Adjust: screen depth is adjusted using Black
Level, settings include Off, Low, Medium, High
- Dynamic Contrast: adjust contrast to optimize the
picture (Off, Low, Medium, High)
- Gamma: adjust the middle
brightness of the picture
- Color Space: select the color space for the most
natural color (Auto, Native, Custom)
- White Balance: adjust the
color temperature for more natural colors (Red, Green, Blue)
- Flesh Tone: Emphases the pink "flesh tone" in the
- Edge Enhancement: edge
enhancement emphasizes the boundaries of an object, it can be turned off if
- Color Tone: adjust the
overall color tone using one of five presets: Cool 1, Cool 2, Normal, Warm 1, Warm 2
- Digital Noise Reduction: for weak TV signals, adjust
Digital NR to reduce static and ghosting (Off, Low, Medium, High, Auto)
- HDMI Black Level: the black
level can be set to Normal or Low when using an HDMI (RGB) input
Entertainment Modes: You can set the TV for the optimal
display and sound for different types of programs: Sports, Game, or Cinema.
Picture Sizes: You can choose
one of the following picture sizes:
sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode
vertically enlarges the size of the picture and allows you to move the
enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote
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
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
see the full image with no resizing when an HDMI input (720/1080i),
Component (1080i), or DTV (1080i) signal is used
Input Source Names: You can
assign a preprogrammed name to each of the inputs. When input
naming is completed, you will no longer have to remember which component is
connected to each input when selecting a source to watch. Source names include
VCR, DVD, Cable STB, Satellite STB, PVR STB, AV Receiver, Game, Camcorder, PC,
TV, IPTV, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, and Digital Media Adapter.
Channel Labels: Each analog
channel programmed into memory can be labeled with a name up to 5 characters.
Digital channels names are already assigned and cannot be edited.
Favorite Channel: You can
create a list of your favorite channels and recall the list using the FAV.CH
button on the remote.
PC-Capable: This unit has a
15-pin D-Sub (RGB) input that allows you to use it as a high-resolution computer
monitor. The HDMI 2 input can also be used with a computer. The TV can be set to automatically adjust to the video signals
received, or you can use the setup menu to adjust the screen quality and
position. No cables are supplied for connecting the TV to a PC.
Digital Signal Strength Meter:
The digital signal strength meter can be used to help you find the antenna
position that delivers the highest HDTV digital signal strength.
Analog Channel Fine Tuning: The
fine tuning feature allows you to manually adjust analog channels for optimal
reception. A separate fine tuning setting may be put into the TV's memory for
each analog channel.
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
Settings: You can choose from
the following sound settings:
resets the standard factory settings
for watching music videos and concerts
for watching movies
for watching a show that is mostly dialog
Custom: adjust the 5-band EQ; 100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz
TruSurround is a patented SRS technology for playing
5.1 multi-channel content using only two speakers, it delivers a
virtual surround sound experience through two speakers (internal or
external), it is fully compatible with all multi-channel formats
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.
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. You also choose the On
Timer's channel and Volume. The on and off timers work independently of one
On/Off Melody: A
unique melody plays when the TV is turned on and off. The melody volume is
adjustable, or you can turn this feature
off if you prefer.
Anynet+: Anynet+ is an AV network system that enables you
to control other components with your Samsung TV's remote.
The Anynet+ system can be used only with Samsung AV devices that support the
Anynet+ feature and are connected with HDMI 1.3 cables. The Anynet+ feature must
be turned on in the menu to function. Anynet+ can support up to 12 AV devices in
The LN32A450 comes with a table-top stand for easy placement on top of a
counter or table. On the stand, the TV can swivel 20° left or right.
You can remove the stand and mount this display on the wall using an optional wall-mount bracket. The
TV has four threaded screw holes spaced to accommodate many universal wall mount
brackets. The hole spacing is 200mm x 200mm and requires four M6 (6mm) machine screws
Kensington Lock: When mounting
the monitor in a public place, you can secure it with an optional anti-theft
device called a Kensington Lock. This TV has a slot on the rear panel to
accommodate a Kensington Lock device.
The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit, plus it has controls
for other Samsung units (DVD, Blu-Ray players, etc.) connected via HDMI using
the Anynet+ protocol.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Side Panel Inputs: The
LN32A450 features a set of jacks on the left side panel for easy connection:
HDMI In 3
A/V in 2 (S-video, composite
video, RCA stereo audio)
Headphone out (3.5mm), the TV's
internal speakers are muted when you plug in headphones
HDMI: There are three HDMI terminals,
two on the rear panel and one on the side. HDMI 2 can be
used for a DVI-equipped component. It has a separate analog audio connection and a DVI-to-HDMI adapter will be needed. HDMI
1 can also be used to connect a
computer. The HDMI jacks accept 1080i, 720p,
and 480p signals.
PC: This input
consists of a stereo mini-jack and an analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack.
Inputs: The 2 sets of component video
inputs will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals. One of the
component video inputs can accept a composite video signal by plugging the
yellow composite video plug into the green RCA jack.
Digital Audio: The
optical digital output on the rear panel will output Dolby
Digital (when available) or 2 channel PCM.
Ex-Link: This jack connects to an optional
powered Samsung wall mount bracket that will allow you to adjust
the TV viewing angle using the television's remote control.