Inputs and Outputs 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 LN-T3242H
has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 and scales all inputs for display at
768p. The HDMI and component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p,
and 480i signals.
4000:1 Dynamic Contrast: The dynamic contrast
ratio is 4,000:1; 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 dramatically mitigates this problem by adjusting the backlight
intensity, providing up to a 4x 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 off,
or a demo mode shows a split screen with a DNIe enhanced picture on the right
and DNIe off on the left.
8ms Response Time:
The LCD television's ultra-fast eight-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 give
you 92% coverage of the NTSC standard, ensuring truer, more breathlessly vivid colors.
Picture Control: each input saves
its own setting:
- Automatic Picture Settings:
choose one of three automatic picture settings:
- Standard: resets the
standard factory settings
- Dynamic: increases clarity and
natural image without enhancements
- Picture Adjustments: manually adjust
and store the following settings:
- Tint (G/R)
- Backlight: adjust the screen
brightness by adjusting the backlight intensity from 0-10
- 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
- HDMI Black Level: the black
level can be set to Normal or Low when using an HDMI (RGB) 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 middle
brightness of the picture
- Color Space: select the
color space for the most natural color:
- Wide: offers deep and
- Auto: automatically
adjusts color tone based on the program source
- 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
- My Color: adjust to your
- Pink: darken or lighten
the pink colors
- Green: darken or lighten
the green colors
- Blue: darken or lighten
the blue colors
- White: darken or lighten
the white colors
- Reset: return to factory
- Edge Enhancement: edge
enhancement emphasizes the boundaries of an object, it can be turned off if
- Active Color: active color
emphasizes the colors of the sky and grass, for a more vivid picture
Game Mode: The Game
mode enhances dark areas, sharpens the picture, speeds up the image processing
response, and enhances the sounds of your games.
Film Mode: You can manually set the frame
rate to film (vs. video) when using the TV tuner, composite input, S-video
input, or a component video with 480i input signal.
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 720p or 1080i image with no resizing when an HDMI 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, D-VHS, Cable STB, HD STB, Satellite STB, PVR STB, AV Receiver, DVD
Receiver, Game, Camcorder, DVD Combo, PC, VOD STB, and TV.
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 Close 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 1 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.
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 a connected PC. The TV has only one tuner, so you
cannot watch two TV channels at the same time; you can only operate the PIP
feature in when the TV is in PC mode. The PIP window appears in one corner of
the screen, and can be moved to any of the screen's other corners. PIP will not
work when the V-chip is in use.
The still button allows you to freeze an image on the screen, it 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): In a weak
signal area reception
might 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.
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 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
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
V-Chip: The V-Chip
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.
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 can choose the "On
Timer Channel" and "On Timer Volume". You can also select from a Once, Daily,
Weekday or Weekend On/Off Timer repeat mode.
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.
Detachable Stand: The
LN-T3242H 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 and a number of
functions on other brands of components, including VCRs, cable boxes, DVD
players, and set top boxes. The remote features an illumination button that
lights up the Source, Volume Up/Down and Channel Up/Down buttons when pressed.
These button only remain lit for a few seconds and then turn off to save power.
This function is convenient for using the remote at night or when dark.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Side Panel Inputs: The
LN-T3242H features a set of jacks on the side panel for easy connection:
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 1 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 1080p,
1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
The HDMI inputs will accept a 1080p
signal, even though the display is 1366 x 768.
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 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals.
The component video inputs will accept a 1080p
signal, even though the display is 1366 x 768.
There are two antenna inputs; Ant 1 In (air) and Ant 2
Digital Audio: The
optical digital output on the rear panel will output Dolby
Digital (when available) or 2 channel PCM.