Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDTV (ATSC) Tuner: The LN-S4696D 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.
CableCARD Slot: This TV has a back panel CableCARD slot that allows
digital cable reception without a set-top box. CableCARDs will be available from
your local cable provider.
The LN-S4696D has a
display resolution of 1920 x 1080
and displays program images in 1080p. The HDMI inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p, and 480i signals, the component video input will accept 1080i, 720p,
480p, and 480i signals; all inputs are displayed as 1920 x 1080.
High Contrast Ratio: The contrast ratio of this TV is 6000:1, 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 reducing 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.
Wiselink: A side-panel USB port allows you to connect a USB mass
storage device to view JPEG files and play MP3 audio files. You have access to
the following functions:
Photo (JPEG) List: This menu shows JPEG files and
folders saved on the USB device and allows you to do the following:
View: You can view individual photos by selecting
them from the thumbnail display.
Rotate: This feature allows you to rotate the
selected image by 90°, 180°, or 270°.
Zoom: You can enlarge a picture 2x or 4x. Once
the image is enlarged, you can move it around onscreen.
Slide Show: You can play files on the USB device
in a slide show. You can adjust the slide show speed to Slow, Normal, or
Fast. You can also choose an MP3 file on the USB device to play as
background music during the slide show. The repeat function allows you
to play the slide show again and again.
MP3 List: This menu shows MP3 files saved on the USB
device and allows you to play them back.
Automatic Picture Settings: You
can choose one of the following picture settings, each input stores its own
- Standard: Resets the
standard factory settings
For viewing the TV during the day, or when there is bright light in the room
For viewing the TV in low light
- 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
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
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.
The LN-S4696D 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. The TV has four threaded screw holes spaced to accommodate many universal wall mount
brackets. The horizontal hole spacing is 23-3/4", while the vertical hole
spacing is 15-11/16". The holes will accept M8 (8mm) 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
Side Panel Inputs:
The TV features a set of audio/video jacks (composite video and stereo RCA
audio) on the right side panel. These jacks allow you to easily and quickly
connect a camcorder or video game console.
USB Port: The Type
A USB port allows you to connect a USB mass storage device.
HDMI: This input
consists of two HDMI terminals. The HDMI terminals can accommodate a
copy-protected digital connection (HDCP) to other devices (such as digital
set-top boxes) that have compatible interfaces. One of the HDMI terminals can be
used for a DVI-equipped component. A separate analog audio connection and a
DVI-to-HDMI adapter will be needed. The HDMI jacks accept 1080p, 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
Inputs: The 2 sets of component video
inputs will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals.
D-Net: The TV has
two 4-pin IEEE1394 jacks for use with digital VCRs and set-top boxes for digital
audio and video data. The D-Net jacks also support A/V device control and signal
routing, digital video editing and home networking.
Two independent cables or antennas can be connected to the "Ant 1 In" or "Ant 2
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.
rear panel of the TV has a Service port for repair and software upgrades