About the Samsung LN-T1953H
Samsung's value-priced "53-series" line of HDTVs begins with the ultra-compact LN-T1953H. Its glare-resistant 19" screen can bring crisp, vibrant images to your bedroom, office, or kitchen.
Even at this low price, the LN-T1953H is a true HDTV, with built-in tuners for receiving your local digital and analog over-the-air broadcasts (antenna required). There's also a "QAM" cable TV tuner that allows cable subscribers to watch unscrambled channels without a set-top box.
The one must-have connection for an HDTV is HDMI and the LN-T1953H has one, as well as an HD-compatible component video input. There's a dedicated input for connecting your computer, too. The Picture-in-Picture feature means you can work on a spreadsheet while you keep an eye on a ballgame.
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- 19" widescreen HDTV (16:10 aspect ratio)
- high-gloss black finish
- built-in digital (ATSC) and analog (NTSC) tuners for over-the-air TV broadcasts (antenna required)
- built-in QAM cable TV tuner receives unscrambled programs without a set-top box (cable service required)
- 1440 x 900 pixels
- 8-millisecond pixel response time
- 800:1 contrast ratio (7000:1 dynamic)
- 160°(H) x 160°(V) viewing angle
- 1-tuner Picture-in-Picture
- built-in stereo speakers (3 watts x 2)
- remote control
- picture settings memory for each video input
- 3 A/V inputs, including:
- 1 composite video
- 1 S-video
- 1 component video (accepts signals up to 1080i)
- 1 HDMI (accepts signals up to 1080i)
- PC input: analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin)
- 2 RF inputs (Antenna, Cable)
- optical digital audio output for Dolby® Digital
- Energy Star® compliant
- detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 10-5/8"W x 7-1/8"D)
- wall-mountable (bracket included)
- 19"W x 14-1/4"H x 2-3/4"D (15-1/2"H x 7-1/8"D on stand)
- weight: 11.5 lbs. with stand; 10.4 lbs. without stand
- warranty: 1 year parts & labor carry-in service
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # LNT1953
What's in the box:
- 19" LCD TV on pedestal stand
- Wireless remote control (BN59-00601A)
- 2 "AAA" batteries
- 6' AC power cord
- 2 Decoration covers (left and right--used when wall mounting)
- Wall-mount bracket
- 3 Phillips flat-head screws
- 3 Plastic wall anchors
- Owner's Instructions
- "Installing the Wall Mount Kit" sheet
- Quick Setup Guide
- Limited Warranty to Original Purchaser sheet
- North American Limited Warranty Statement
- Soft cleaning cloth
- On-line registration sheet (English)
- On-line registration sheet (French)
- Important Safety Instructions
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Features & specs
HDTV (ATSC) Tuner: The LN-T1953H 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. It also has a Clear QAM tuner for cable channels.
Display Resolution: The display has a resolution of 1440 x 900. 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 resolution.
Contrast Ratio: This TV has an 800:1 contrast ratio and a 7000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, giving you brilliant brightness and contrast for superior picture and detail from both PC and TV images.
Touch-Sensitive Buttons: The TV is equipped with touch-sensitive buttons on the front panel's right side. Buttons include: Source, Menu, Volume + and -, Channel + and -, and Power.
Automatic Picture Settings: You can choose one of the following picture settings, each input stores its own setting:
- Standard: Uses 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 low light
Note: You can adjust and store the following settings for each picture setting: contrast, brightness, sharpness, color, tint, and color tone.
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 and sound quality are optimized for the special needs of gaming systems at the touch of a button.
Picture Sizes: You can choose one of the following picture sizes:
Wide: Adjusts the picture size to Wide, appropriate for DVDs or wide broadcasts
16:9: Sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode
Zoom 1: Magnifies the size of the picture and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote
Zoom 2: 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
Just Scan: To see the full image without any cutoff when HDMI 720p/1080i signals are input
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. Source names you can choose from include: VCR, DVD, D-VHS, Cable STB, HD STB, Satellite STB, PVR STB, AV Receiver, DVD Receiver, Game, Camcorder, DVD Combo, DVD HDD Recorder, PC, Internet TV Recv., Interactive TV Recv., VOD STB, and TV.
Channel Labels: Each analog channel programmed into memory can be labeled with a name up to 5 characters. Digital channel 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 input can also be used for connecting the PC. 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.
Picture Freeze: 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 continues normally. Picture Freeze will not work when the V-chip is in use.
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 is operating in a weak-signal area, sometimes reception can be improved by boosting the incoming signal using the LNA function. The LNA functions when the antenna is set to Air or Cable. LNA settings may be stored 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 screen.
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 channels.
EQ: You can adjust the 5-band EQ, which includes the following frequencies: 100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz. You can also set the balance between the left and right channels.
Automatic Sound Settings: You can choose from the following sound settings:
Standard: Uses the standard factory settings
Music: For watching music videos and concerts
Movie: For watching movies
Speech: For watching a show that is mostly dialogue
Custom: Recalls your personal EQ settings
SRS TruSurround XT: 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 formats.
V-Chip: The V-Chip automatically locks out programs that are deemed inappropriate for children. You can set up the parameters for the V-Chip using the TV Parental Guidelines, MPAA (movie) ratings, Canadian French, or Canadian English ratings systems. The V-Chip function is protected by a 4-digit PIN.
Function Help: 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 Timers: 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 another.
On/Off Melody: A unique melody plays when the TV is turned on and off. You can turn this feature off if you prefer.
Light Effect: You can set the TV to turn on or off a blue LED light on the front of the TV. You can set the light to Off (LED will not come on), In Standby (turns on the LED in standby mode), In Watching TV (turns on the LED while you're watching TV), or Always (the light is always on).
Detachable Stand: The LN-T1953H comes with a table-top stand for easy placement on top of a counter or table. While on the stand, the TV can be tilted forward 2° and tilted backward 14° for the best viewing angle. The stand can be converted to a wall mount using the supplied bracket, or detached if you wish to use a universal wall mount bracket.
Integrated Wall Mount Bracket: A triangular metal bracket is included with the TV to be used to wall-mount the TV. The TV's stand can be tilted backward 90° and locked into place. The metal bracket attaches to the wall with three screws (included, along with plastic wall anchors), and the TV stand hooks into the bracket. Once mounted, the TV can be tilted between 0° and 10°.
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 100 (100mm x 100mm), in accordance with the industry standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association. The mounting holes accommodate M4 screws. Without the stand, the TV weighs 10.4 pounds.
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.
Multibrand Remote: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit only. Note: The manual erroneously indicates that it can control other A/V components as well.
Inputs: This TV has three A/V inputs, all located on the back panel:
- HDMI: This HDMI input can be used to connect a DVD player, Game console, HDTV or Satellite Set-top box with an HDMI output. It can also be used to connect a device with a DVI output (a DVI-to-HDMI adapter cable is necessary). If a DVI-equipped device is used, separate audio cables will also be needed from the device to the "DVI In" RCA stereo audio jacks. No audio cables are needed for an HDMI-equipped device. The HDMI input can also be used to connect a PC to this TV. The HDMI jack will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
- Component Video: A DVD player, Game Console, HDTV or Satellite Set-top box with a component video output can be connected. Separate RCA stereo audio inputs are provided. The Component Video jack will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
- Video/S-Video: An A/V device can be connected to the TV using either a composite or S-Video cable. You cannot use both composite and S-Video at the same time. Separate RCA stereo audio inputs are provided.
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 connection.
Dual Antenna Inputs: The TV has two RF inputs (threaded "F" connectors), one for an over-the-air antenna and the other for a cable TV connection.
Headphone: There is a 3.5mm headphone mini-jack on the back panel 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.
Service: The rear panel of the TV has a USB Type A jack labeled "Service". Samsung may offer firmware upgrades in the future that can be uploaded into the TV from a USB Thumb drive through this input.
EX-LINK: This 3.5mm minijack is for Service Use only.