Input and Output Notes
Integrated HDTV Tuner: The TV
has a built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) tuner, so you don't have to purchase a
separate digital set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV
signals. The TV also has a 181-channel NTSC analog tuner. An additional QAM
tuner decodes unscrambled digital cable signals.
Native Resolution: The LN40A530 has a
display resolution of 1920 x 1080
and scales all inputs for display at 1080p. The HDMI and component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i,
720p, and 480p signals. The component inputs also accept 480i signals.
20,000:1 Dynamic Contrast: The dynamic contrast
ratio is 20,000:1; giving you brilliant brightness, contrast, and detail from both PC and
TV images. While viewing either very bright or very dark scenes, it can be
difficult to distinguish main images which blend into the background. Dynamic
contrast mitigates this problem by adjusting the backlight
intensity, providing a dramatic improvement in contrast.
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. DNIe can be turned on
5ms Response Time: The LCD television's ultra-fast five-millisecond response time means smooth,
crisp fast-action video.
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL): This Samsung LCD HDTV uses Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL)
backlights to ensuring true, vivid colors.
Picture Control: Each input saves
its own setting:
- Standard: optimizes picture for the typical
- Dynamic: adjusts for a bright room
adjusts for a darker room
- Custom: manually adjust
and store the following settings:
- Tint (G/R)
- Color Tone: adjust the
overall color tone using one of five presets:
- Cool 1
- Cool 2
- Warm 1
- Warm 2
- Black Adjust: screen depth
is adjusted using Black Level, settings include:
- Off: turns off the black
- Low: sets black color
depth to low
- Medium: sets black color
depth to medium
- High: sets black color
depth to high
- Digital Noise Reduction: If the broadcast signal received by the
TV is weak, you can adjust the DNR feature to help reduce any static and
ghosting effects that may appear on the screen. Settings include off, low,
medium, high, and auto.
- HDMI Black Level: the black
level can be set to Normal or Low when using an HDMI input
- Dynamic Contrast: adjust
contrast to optimize the picture:
- Off: turns off the
dynamic contrast adjustment feature
- Low: sets dynamic
contrast to low
- Medium: sets dynamic
contrast to medium
- High: sets dynamic
contrast to high
- Gamma: adjust the primary color intensity
- Color Space: select the
color space for the most natural color:
- Auto: automatically
adjusts color tone based on the program source
- Native: deep, rich
- Custom: adjust red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, and
magenta to suit your preference
- White Balance: adjust the
color temperature for more natural colors
- R offset: adjusts red
- G offset: adjusts green
- B offset: adjusts blue
- R gain: adjusts red
- G gain: adjusts green
- B gain: adjusts blue
- Reset: return to factory
- Flesh Tone: emphasizes the pink flesh tone in the
- Edge Enhancement: edge
enhancement emphasizes the boundaries of an object, it can be turned off if
- xvYCC: provides a wider color space when used with
xvYCC-compatible video components and content; using HDMI or component
Picture Sizes: You can choose
one of the following picture sizes:
sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode
proportionally enlarges the picture and allows you to move the
enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote
Zoom 2: proportionally enlarges the picture more than Zoom 1 and allows you
to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote
changes the aspect ratio of the picture to fit the entire screen
picture to 4:3 normal mode with pillars on the left and right of the screen
see the full 720p, 1080i, or 1080p image with no resizing when a high
definition input 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.
Digital Closed Captioning: You
can customize the closed caption display characteristics by changing the
background color, foreground color, text size, and font when viewing digital
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.
The display can be optimized for Sports, Cinema, or Game
You can manually set the frame
rate to film (vs. video) when using the TV tuner or the line inputs.
Blue Only Mode: This function displays the blue signal only, removing
the red and green signals from the video signal to provide a Blue Filter effect;
used to adjust the Color and Tint of video equipment such as DVD players, Home
Theaters, etc. Using this function, you can adjust the Color and Tint to
preferred values appropriate to the signal level of each video device using the
Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Magenta, or Yellow color bar patterns, without using an
additional Blue Filter.
Picture-In-Picture (PIP): The Picture-In-Picture feature
allows you to view an analog TV broadcast on the PIP screen (sub-picture) when
the main picture is from an outboard source connected to the HDMI, component
video, or PC input. The TV has only one tuner, so you
cannot watch two TV channels at the same time.
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:
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.
Settings: You can choose from
the following sound settings:
resets the standard factory settings
Music: emphasizes music over voices
for watching movies
Speech: emphasizes voices
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
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
feature automatically locks out programs that are deemed inappropriate for
children based on the user selected parental guidelines. The user must enter a
4-digit password before any of the V-Chip restriction are set up or changed.
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 allows you to program the television to turn itself on and off by
selecting a specific on time and a specific off time. You can also choose the channel and
volume. Select from a Once, Everyday,
Monday-Friday, Monday-Saturday, Saturday-Sunday, or Manual repeat.
Energy Saving Feature:
This feature adjusts the brightness of the TV in order to reduce power
consumption. You can select from the following Energy Saving modes: Low,
Medium, High, Auto, or Off.
The LN40A530 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.
Illuminated Remote: The supplied remote control is designed
to operate the Samsung LCD television and compatible Anynet+ components. You can
use the remote control up to a distance of about 23 feet from TV with a direct
line of sight. The remote features an illumination button that
backlights the buttons when pressed.
The buttons only remain lit for a few seconds, then turn off to save power.
This function is convenient for using the remote in a dark room.
Anynet+: Anynet+ is an AV network system that enables you to
control compatible devices with your Samsung TV's remote. The Anynet+ system can
be used with Samsung AV devices that support the Anynet+ feature and are
connected using HDMI cables. The Anynet+ feature must be turned on in the menu
to function. Anynet+ can support up to 12 AV devices in total (up to 3 devices
of the same type).
Input and Output Notes
Side Panel Inputs: The
LN40A530 features a set of jacks on the side panel for easy connection:
A/V in 2: S-video, composite
video, RCA stereo audio
Headphone: 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; a
DVI-to-HDMI adapter will be needed. HDMI 2 can also be used to connect a
computer. The HDMI jacks accept 1080p, 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 on the back panel will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. Component Video 1
can also be used as a composite video input.
Digital Audio: The
optical digital output on the rear panel will output Dolby
Digital (when available) or 2 channel PCM.
Audio: The TV's internal speakers can be turned off in the menu. Audio
is output from the optical digital and analog RCA jacks at a fixed level whether
the internal speakers are on or off.