Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDTV (ATSC) Tuner: The LN-S3251D 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.
Display Resolution: The display has a resolution of 1366 x 768. The
unit will accept 1080i, 720p, 480i and 480p signals, and has a built-in image
"scaler" to handle a variety of digital and analog audio/video sources. The
"scaler" converts the signals from all video sources to match the LCD panel's
native 768p resolution.
High Contrast Ratio: The contrast ratio of this TV is 4000:1, which
gives you brilliant brightness and contrast for superior picture and detail from
both PC and TV images.
Digital Natural Image Engine
(DNIe): Samsung's exclusive Digital Natural Image
engine dramatically improves the picture by enhancing the
contrast, detail, white balance and reduces noise.
10-bit Processing: Samsung's 10-bit processing method produces 12.8
billion lifelike colors to ensure a more natural and vivid picture and aids in
video signal processing of analog sources.
Automatic Picture Settings: You
can choose one of the following picture settings, each input stores its own
- Standard: Resets the
standard factory settings
- Dynamic: For viewing the TV
during the day, or when there is bright light in the room
- Movie: For viewing the TV in
- Custom: Allows you to adjust
and store the following settings: contrast, brightness, sharpness, color,
tint, and color tone
Enhanced Game Mode: The Game
mode enhances dark areas, sharpens the picture, speeds up the image processing
response, and enhances the sounds of your games.
Picture Sizes: You can choose
one of the following picture sizes:
Sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode
Magnifies the size of the picture and allows you to move the enlarged
picture using the arrows on the remote
Magnifies the size of the picture more than Zoom 1 and allows you to move
the enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote
4:3: Sets the
picture to 4:3 normal mode, with black bars on both sides
Input Source Names: You can
assign a name for the component connected 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.
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 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.
Picture-In-Picture (PIP): The
Picture-In-Picture feature allows you to watch two video sources (TV, VCR, DVD)
simultaneously. The TV has only one tuner, so you cannot watch two TV channels
at the same time. There are three PIP views: Double (side-by-side split screens
and each screen has a 4:3 aspect ratio), Double Wide (side-by-side split screens
and each screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio), or standard picture-in-picture (a
small window inside the full screen). In the standard picture-in-picture mode,
the inset PIP window can be moved to any of the screen's four corners. PIP will
not work when the V-chip is in use.
This feature allows you to freeze an image on the screen. This feature can only
be activated from the remote control. When you freeze the picture the audio
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.
Low Noise Amplifier (LNA): When
the TV's antenna setting is on "Air," instead of "Cable," sometimes reception
can be improved by boosting the incoming signal using the LNA function. A
separate LNA setting may be put into the TV's memory for each 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
Digital Noise Reduction: If the
broadcast signal received by your TV is weak, you can activate the Digital Noise
Reduction feature to help reduce any static and ghosting that may appear on the
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 dialogue
Allows you to adjust the 5-band EQ, which includes the following
frequencies: 100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz
TruSurround is a patented SRS technology that solves the problem of playing
5.1 multi-channel content using only two speakers. TruSurround delivers a
compelling, virtual surround sound experience through the two speaker
internal playback system. It is fully compatible with all multi-channel
With the function help feature turned on, each time you highlight a function in
the menu, a brief description of the function is also displayed.
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
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 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. You can turn this feature
off if you prefer.
With an optional iPod cable box, you can connect your iPod to the LN-S3251D.
Once the iPod is connected, you can control the iPod using the TV remote control
and onscreen menu. The controls on the iPod are disabled.
The LN-S3251D comes with a table-top stand for easy placement on top of a
counter or table. On the stand, the TV can swivel 20° in either direction.
Wall Mounting Option:
The table-top stand can be removed so the TV can be wall mounted using an optional wall-mount bracket.
VESA Mounting Bracket
Standard: The TV also has 4 mounting holes on the back for an aftermarket
wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is VESA 200mm (w) x 200mm
(h), in accordance with the industry standards set by the Video Electronics
Standards Association. The mounting holes accommodate M6 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 and a number of
functions on other brands of components, including VCRs, cable boxes, DVD
players, and set top boxes.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Inputs: This TV has left and right RCA audio jacks and two HDMI terminals.
The HDMI jacks can accommodate a copy-protected digital connection (HDCP) to
other devices that have compatible interfaces. The HDMI jacks are compliant with
the EIA/CEA-861/861B standard and is not intended for use with personal
computers. If you want to connect a DVI-compatible device, you will need an
HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable. Since DVI does not carry audio signals, the stereo
audio input is provided for the HDMI input. In addition to the HDMI-to-DVI
adapter cable, you will also need stereo audio cables.
Note: The HDMI jack
will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
PC: This input
consists of a stereo mini-jack and an analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack. This jack
allows you to connect a personal computer with a D-Sub 15-pin output. When using
the RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack, you must use the PC Audio input for your audio
Component Video Input:
The component video input will
accept 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals.
is a 3.5mm headphone mini-jack on the right side of the TV.
Digital Audio: The
optical digital output (with plastic cover) on the rear panel will output Dolby
Digital (when available) or 2 channel PCM.
MP3 Link: Minijack
for connecting the optional iPod cable box.
Service 1: The
rear panel of the TV has a Service port for repair and software upgrades only.