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Samsung KN55S9C

55" curved Smart 1080p OLED HDTV

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Samsung's 55" KN55S9C OLED TV is a beautiful blend of technology and art. The ultra-thin, gently curved panel and elegantly minimalist frame are the first clues to this TV's revolutionary nature. OLED is a truly new screen technology — it's not based on LCD or plasma, and has major advantages over both. Even as other screen innovations like 4K are beginning to appear, nothing else matches the "wow" factor of OLED. And to make sure you get the maximum performance from this TV, Samsung includes a free visit from a technician to calibrate the TV and make sure the settings and setup are optimized for your room.

Samsung's OLED TV — state-of-the-art meets industrial art

Samsung KN55S9C

Samsung's 55" KN55S9C OLED TV is a beautiful blend of technology and art. The ultra-thin, gently curved panel and elegantly minimalist frame are the first clues to this TV's revolutionary nature. OLED is a truly new screen technology — it's not based on LCD or plasma, and has major advantages over both. Even as other screen innovations like 4K are beginning to appear, nothing else matches the "wow" factor of OLED. And to make sure you get the maximum performance from this TV, Samsung includes a free visit from a technician to calibrate the TV and make sure the settings and setup are optimized for your room.

OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode, and it's the organic part that makes this technology a real game-changer. Traditional light emitting diodes have served as backlights in LED-LCD TVs for years, shining through a screen made up of LCD pixels. But OLED screens actually use an organic material that glows when it's activated by an electric current. The screen's pixel layer is made of this self-illuminating carbon-based material — each pixel produces its own light and color, and can be independently switched on and off, so there's no need for a backlight with all its limitations.

With fewer layers than an LED-LCD screen, OLED drastically reduces the thickness and weight of the TV. And because there are fewer layers between your eyes and the screen's pixels, OLED images grab you with their effortless color, clarity, and immediacy.

A new benchmark for TV picture quality

Samsung has been putting beautiful 5" OLED screens on its Galaxy S4 smartphone for a while, but the KN55S9C is the company's first OLED TV screen sized for a living room. The reason Samsung has devoted so much time and money developing OLED is that it's about as close as you can get to the perfect screen technology. An OLED screen is thinner and lighter than an LED-LCD screen. And it's similar to plasma in that each pixel creates its own light and color. But where plasma pixels maintain a tiny amount of illumination even when displaying "black," to be able to quickly ramp up to full illumination, OLED pixels can switch off completely, producing absolute black. That's an important difference, because it means the KN55S9C is capable of virtually infinite picture contrast.

Samsung's "Real OLED" technology is an advanced type of OLED display that uses red, green, and blue sub-pixels — no color filters. In that way it's similar to plasma, and like plasma, OLED images provide excellent contrast and color even for viewers seated off to the sides.

Samsung's Multi View feature

Multi View lets two people watch two different shows at the same time. Special 3D glasses are included, with built-in headphones for independent listening.

Two people can watch different shows on the same screen at the same time!

The OLED screen combines with Samsung's active 3D technology to produce 3D images of extraordinary beauty. But there's more. The KN55S9C puts an end to program choice arguments through the magic of Samsung's Multi View technology. By wearing the special supplied 3D glasses, you and a friend can watch two separate shows on the same screen — and you'll both enjoy full 1080p video and clear sound. Multi View displays two images on-screen simultaneously, with each video stream being filtered out by one pair of the glasses. Headphones built into the glasses frames supply the sound. Because Samsung uses active 3D technology, each viewer sees a full 1080p picture with no loss in resolution. Two pairs of the Multi View 3D glasses are included.

Samsung One Connect Box

The KN55S9C includes Samsung's One Connect Box, which has inputs for your video components. A single cable connects the box to the TV, for a clean, uncluttered look.

One smart solution for easy hookup and upgradability

Instead of connecting your Blu-ray player, cable box, and other sources to the TV itself, you connect them to Samsung's One Connect switching hub, which is included with the KN55S9C. It has four HDMI inputs, two USB ports, an Ethernet port, and an antenna jack. A single cable connects this box to the TV, for a clean, uncluttered look.

The One Connect box incorporates Samsung's Smart Evolution technology, which provides a way to let you upgrade the TV's "brain" — its main processor, graphics processor, and memory — to support future formats and features as they become available.

Beauty on the outside, brainiac on the inside

A quad-core processor makes the KN55S9C one of Samsung's smartest Smart TVs yet. Besides surfing the web you can do things like multitask or use one app while downloading another. Whether your connection is wired or wireless, you can do a quick web search while you watch movies and TV shows, and enjoy TV while you chat with friends and family online. Along with built-in apps for services like Netflix®, Hulu Plus™, and YouTube™, you can download new ones from Samsung's large selection of apps. There's a built-in camera hidden in the top of the TV's frame that you can use with video calling apps like Skype™. The camera is disabled when not in use.

Samsung's Galaxy phones and tablets add handheld viewing and control

Samsung's AllShare™ Play lets you wirelessly access and stream content from any compatible device. If you have a Galaxy S3 or newer smartphone or Galaxy tablet, you can share movies, photos, and music via the KN55S9C. Your Wi-Fi® network lets you do things like "toss" photos from your phone or tablet to the screen with the swipe of a finger. Or push streaming video like Netflix movies from device to screen.

Sending content from your phone to your TV is cool, and going TV-to-phone is even cooler. Just download Samsung's Smart View app and use the TV View feature to mirror whatever's on the KN55S9C's screen on your Galaxy S3 phone or tablet. You can leave the room anytime without leaving your entertainment behind.

Product Highlights:

  • 54.6" screen (measured diagonally)
  • gently curved glossy screen, curved floating frame
  • OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display panel with 1080p screen resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • self-illuminating OLED panel produces infinite picture contrast and absolute black
  • Samsung's "Real OLED" direct-emission architecture uses red, green, and blue sub-pixels, with no color filters needed, for pure colors
  • 3D TV (2 pairs of active 3D Multi View glasses are included)
  • Multi View lets two people watch different shows on the same screen at the same time (requires use of included 3D glasses)
  • Super Resolution Engine video upconversion
  • Internet-ready Smart TV — plays Netflix® video and more (subscription required for some services)
  • you can find a complete list of Internet apps for this TV at Samsung's guide for apps
  • built-in Wi-Fi® to link to a wireless network
  • Smart Interaction 2.0 voice and gesture control
  • Smart Evolution upgradable design
  • top-mounted camera
  • quad-core processor for improved web browsing and app multitasking
  • AllShare™ video and music streaming from a DLNA-compatible Windows® PC
  • MHL-compatible HDMI input for viewing photos/videos from a compatible smartphone on the TV's screen
  • 2-way screen mirroring via Wi-Fi — send content wirelessly from device-to-TV or TV-to-device with compatible Samsung smartphones and tablets
  • Skype™ Internet calling (subscription required)
  • tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • QAM cable TV tuner (subscription required to receive cable channels — contact your local service provider for details)
  • built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2 plus 20 watts for woofer)
  • illuminated touchpad remote with built-in microphone for voice control
  • free downloadable Android app lets you use a compatible smartphone or tablet as a remote control
  • meets ENERGY STAR® requirements
  • TV is not wall-mountable
  • 55-13/16"W x 30-5/8"H x 7-1/2"D (14-1/2"D on stand)
  • weight: 68.1 lbs. with stand; 60 lbs. without stand
  • free Samsung VIP Service includes in-home TV calibration by a Samsung Field Engineer
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor (15 months with Samsung VIP setup service)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
One Connect Box Features:
  • 6 A/V inputs, including:
    • 4 HDMI
    • 1 component video (selectable component/composite)
    • 1 composite video
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output (may only pass 2-channel audio from HDMI-connected sources)
  • stereo minijack output for connecting a sound bar or home stereo system
  • Ethernet port for a wired connection to a home network
  • 2 USB inputs for connecting a camera or thumb drive
  • includes 3-meter proprietary cable to connect box to TV
  • 14-3/16"W x 1-1/16"H x 5-1/8"D

What's in the Box:

  • 55" OLED TV
  • One Connect Box (OLED 55)
  • 10" Proprietary cable
  • 5' AC power cord
  • Kick-stand
  • Smart Touch Remote Control (AA59-00840A)
  • IR remote control (AA59-00784C)
  • 4 "AAA" batteries
  • IR blaster
  • 2 Pair of Multi-View 3D active glasses (SSG-5900CR)
  • 47" USB charging cables
  • 6 Pair of in-ear tips (S/M/L)
  • Component video adapter
  • 2 Composite video/stereo RCA adapters
  • Ferrite core
  • Two M4 x 10mm screws
  • Four M4 x 20mm screws
  • 2 Cleaning cloths
  • TV User Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 3D Glasses User Manual
  • "Using Samsung Multi-View" note
  • Important Safety Precautions
  • "Support Options" sheet
  • "Using Ferrite Core" note

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Samsung KN55S9C Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(2 Reviews)


fevermd from Bakersfield CA on 3/30/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got it about 3 weeks ago from Crutchfield.They are the only store who had in stock In USA. Just awesome !!! I cant get off watching this amazing TV. The picture is absolutely perfect. The 3D is as good as watching in an IMAX theater. I have hooked it up to Onkyo Home theater .Sounds great. I also bought two additional Active 3D glasses for about $20 each so that my entire family can watch 3D at the same time. I have watched Tin Tin, Hobbit, IMAX documentaries, Prometheus and Epic on 3D. Just amazing. I will not step in a movie theater again!!! Yesterday we watched a 1928 silent movie in black and white. TV cannot get better than this. I have not yet tied the Multiview yet. Highly recommend it!!! Set up was simple. I am still trying to program my Logitech Universal remote but they have not updated new Samsung TV yet. Crutchfield tech support are quick to respond and very helpful. My only gripe is that it does not fit my recessed space in living room for the TV. The speakers project out a bit. I can live with that. I am still trying to figure out the motion control.



The Best TV Ever

Marty S from New York, NY on 12/17/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was a little apprehensive about spending this amount of money for a TV. but I decided to go for it anyway. It was the best decision that I have ever made. As soon as I hooked it up I knew that I was in for something special. The color is the best I have ever seen and the 3D is spectacular. I really love this TV. If you have the money go for it and by the way I got a 3 year financing agreement without any interest.So I won all around.

Pros: Great 3D, Easy setup with a Yamaha receiver and HDMI cables.Fantastic picture unequalled by any other TV

Cons: The Price


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Features and Specs

Screen Size 54.6"
Screen Design Curved
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080
Screen Refresh Rate NA
Backlighting Type (for LCD TVs) N/A
Quantum Dot Color (for LCD TVs) No
HDR (High Dynamic Range) ---
3D Active
Wi-Fi Yes
Internet Movie Streaming Netflix,Hulu,Vudu,CinemaNow,YouTube
Bluetooth Audio Streaming No
Voice Remote Yes
MHL-compatible Yes
Picture In Picture No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Type of Warranty Service In-home
Total Video Inputs 6
HDMI Inputs 4
Component Video Inputs 1
Composite Video Inputs 1
RF Inputs 1
Ethernet Port Yes
USB Ports 2
Optical Digital Audio Output 1 Rear
Analog Audio Output 3.5mm Rear
Power Consumption
Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide) 248 kWh
Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide) $27
Dimensions & Mounting Information
Width (inches) 55-7/8
Height with Stand (inches) 30-5/8
Height without Stand (inches) 30-5/8
Depth with Stand (inches) 14-1/2
Depth without Stand (inches) 7-1/2
Stand Width (inches) 55-7/8
Weight with Stand 68.1 lbs
Weight without Stand 60 lbs
Wall Mountable No
Wall Bracket Included No
Pedestal Stand Assembly required

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Video Features
Audio Features
Network/USB Functions
Convenience Features
Remote-Voice-Gesture Control
Mounting Options

Video Features

OLED TV: OLED panels consist of thousands of organic self-emitting LED pixels that independently display richer and brighter images compared to current LED-LCD TVs, creating a picture that is breathtakingly clear and bursting with rich color. With a contrast ratio that's far greater than that of current LED-LCD TVs, you'll witness absolute blacks, pure whites, and brilliant colors for a picture that's authentic to real life.  With a richer, more authentic color palette than current LED-LCD technology allows, the Samsung OLED TV displays incredibly vibrant and gorgeous colors. In addition, OLED technology offers extremely smooth motion video. From subtle motion to fast-paced action, every on-screen movement is virtually blur-free.

Curved Panel: The OLED panel is curved, which provides depth to the content displayed for a more life-like viewing experience. Viewing visual contents on Samsung's curved OLED TV is a comfortable experience for the human eye, as the curved panel allows the distance between you and TV screen to be the same from almost any angle. You'll enjoy the curved OLED TV for its immersive panorama effect, which is currently not possible with conventional flat-panel TVs. When watching captivating content such as vast landscapes and scenes from nature on the curved OLED TV, you will feel like you're surrounded by the beautiful scenery.

Floating Panel Design: Reminiscent of a frame hanging in an art gallery, the minimalistic Timeless Arena design brings style and sophistication to its surroundings. The OLED TV boasts minimalistic elegance that's stunning when turned on or off.

One Connect Box: The Samsung OLED TV includes Samsung's One Connect Box which connects to the television via a single 10' proprietary cable. The One Connect Box is fitted with all of the TV's RF, video, audio, USB, LAN, and IR Out connectivity. The One Connect Box provides high definition and standard definition video inputs, as well as a built-in HDTV tuner. All video inputs are upscaled to 1920 x 1080 (1080p).

  • HDTV Tuner w/ RF Coaxial Input: The TV feature a single RF-type coaxial input for connecting an external indoor/outdoor antenna. The unit has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) tuner, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals (up to 1080i).
  • Quadruple HDMI: The Samsung OLED TV features four HDMI 1.4 inputs to connect to your Blu-ray/DVD player, Satellite/Cable receiver, or AV receiver. In addition, any HDMI input can be used to connect a PC to this TV. The television's HDMI inputs will accept 1080p (24/60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i video signals.
  • Single Component: The Samsung OLED TV features a single component video input which shares its audio input with one of the dual composite video inputs. The television's component video inputs will accept 1080p (24/60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i video signals.
  • Dual Composite: The TV also feature two composite video inputs which support up to 480i only. One of the composite video inputs share its audio inputs with the TV's component video input.
Note: The One Connect Box simply plugs into the TV using a single proprietary cable and can be updated with new software and technology that will improve TV performance; faster speed, more content, more features. The One Connect Box measures 14.1875" (w) x 1.0625" (h) x 5.125" (d).

HDMI (MHL) Port: The HDMI 4 port is designed for the connection of select mobile phones and other portable electronic devices using the new MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) standard. Simply plug your MHL compatible smartphone into the TV's HDMI 4 (MHL) port using the HDMI cable that is included with your mobile phone. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video and still images on the Samsung TV from your mobile smartphone. The TV's IR remote can be used to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Stop Fast Forward/Rewind, and Menu navigation). Your MHL compliant device will also charge while connected to the TV's HDMI 4 port. To find MHL-certified devices, go to

Full HD 3D w/ Active Glasses: The Samsung OLED TV offers Full HD (1080p) 3D capability. Samsung 3D TV utilizes Bluetooth-enabled active shutter glasses (two pair included) for a full 1080p 3D viewing experience when coupled with a 3D source, such as a 3D-ready Blu-ray player or an HD 3D broadcast from satellite or cable providers (connected via HDMI 1.4). The Samsung  OLED TV automatically adjusts the overall picture to provide an optimal 3D effect. The Samsung 3D TV also offers a unique feature that allows you to intensify your 2D viewing experience by up-converting it to virtual 3D. In addition, you can adjust the overall 3D perspective (+/-5) and overall 3D image depth (1-10). The included active 3D glasses feature built-in rechargeable batteries that can last up to 80 hours. The television's 3D capabilities also offer other unique viewing features, such as Multi-View and 2 Player Gaming.

  • Multi-View: Samsung Multi-View is a convenient feature that allows two people that are both wearing Samsung Multi-View 3D glasses (included) to individually view different 2D screens on the same TV simultaneously. The Samsung OLED TV is the first television that allows two people simultaneously to watch different full-screen programs in Full HD and stereo sound (the Multi-View 3D glasses have built-in earphones for audio). Your friends and family will love watching two separate shows at the same time, both with complete full HD video and sound all on the same TV. The built-in rechargeable batteries of the glasses will only last up to 3 hours during Multi-View.
  • 2 Player Gaming: Two people can play the same game at the same time by splitting the TV's screen into vertical or horizontal halves. Each player must be wearing a pair of the Samsung Multi-View 3D glasses (included). Audio can be heard through the TV's speakers or through the built-in earphones on the Multi-View 3D glasses. The built-in rechargeable batteries of the glasses will only last up to 3 hours during 2 Player Gaming.
Note: If the 3D glasses move outside of the recommended operating distance (6.5'-19.5'), the signal from the TV will be disconnected and the display of the 3D glasses will turn off after several seconds. If you lie on  your side while watch TV with 3D glasses, the picture may look dark or may not be visible. When viewing 3D video under fluorescent lighting (50-60Hz), you may notice a small amount of screen flickering.

Picture Control: You can make the following adjustments for an optimum picture.

  • Picture Sizes: You can choose one of the following screen sizes.
    • 16:9: sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode
    • Zoom 1: vertically enlarges the size of the picture and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote
    • Zoom 2: 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
    • Wide Fit: 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
    • Screen Fit: see the full image with no resizing when HDMI (720p/1080i/180p) or Component (1080i/1080p) signals are inputted
    • Smart View 1/2: reduces the 16:9 picture by 50% (1) or 25% (2)
  • Picture Modes: Picture Modes apply preset adjustments to the picture.
    • Dynamic: increases the brightness of the screen (suitable for bright rooms)
    • Standard: suitable for a normal environment
    • Relax: useful for reducing eye strain
    • Movie: darkens the screen and reduces glare (appropriate for dark rooms)
    • Entertain: sharpens images for a more dynamic viewing experience (only available when connected to a computer)
  • Manual Picture Settings: The TV has several options for manually adjusting the picture quality.
    • Cell Light: adjusts the brightness of the OLED panel
    • Contrast: increases or decreases the contrast between dark and light areas of the picture
    • Brightness: adjusts the brightness level of the picture (not as effective as Backlight setting)
    • Sharpness: sharpens or dulls the edges of objects
    • Color: adjusts the color saturation of the picture
    • Tint (G/R): adjusts the amount of green and red in a picture
    Advanced Picture Settings: The TV also offers more advanced picture adjustments for fine tuning.
    • Motion Lighting: the TV automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen in response to the brightness of the room; in bright light the screen brightens, in dim light the screen dims
    • Dynamic Contrast: adjusts the screen contrast so that the optimal contrast is provided
    • Black Tone: adjusts the black level on the screen to adjust the screen depth
    • Flesh Tone: adjusts the amount of red in skin tones
    • RGB Only Mode: displays the Red, Green, and Blue color for making find adjustments to the hue and saturation
    • Color Space: adjusts the range of colors available to create the image (Auto/Native)
    • White Balance: adjusts the color temperature for more natural picture colors
    • 10p White Balance: controls the white balance in 10 pint intervals by adjusting the re, green, and blue brightness
    • Gamma: adjusts the primary color (red, green, blue) intensity
    • Expert Pattern: use this function to calibrate the picture using shades of grey and black, plus color
  • Picture Options: Additional picture options provide you with a better viewing experience.
    • Color Tone: adjusts the overall color tone of the televisions using one of four presets: Cool, Normal, Warm 1, Warm 2
    • Digital Clean View: if the broadcast signal received by the TV is weak, you can activate the Digital Clean View feature to reduce any static and ghosting that may appear on the screen
    • MPEG Noise Filter: reduces MPEG noise to provide an improved picture
    • HDMI Black Level: select the black level on the screen to adjust the screen depth when you have a component connected via HDMI to the television
    • Cinema Black: dims the top & bottom areas of the video image to provide a more immersive viewing experience (Movie mode only)
    • Auto Motion Plus: use this feature to reduce blur and judder from scenes with rapid movement

Note: You can adjust and store Picture Settings for each external device connected to the TV.

Wide Color Enhancer Plus: Wide Color Enhancer Plus enhances hues by expanding the color range for a more vivid viewing experience especially beneficial when watching older film productions and non high definition content

Film & Game Modes: The television provides Film & Game modes.

  • Film Mode: The TV can be set to automatically sense and process film signals from all sources and adjust the picture from optimum quality. Film mode is supported in TV, AV, Component (480i/1080i), and HDMI (480i/1080i).
  • Game Mode: When connecting the television to a game console, you can enjoy a more realistic gaming experience when selecting Game Mode.

BD Wise: BD Wise provides the optimal picture quality for Samsung DVD, Blu-ray, and Home Theater products which support BD Wise. When BD Wise is set to On, the TV's picture mode is automatically changed to the optimal resolution.

Screen Burn Protection: To reduce the possibility of screen burn-in, the Samsung OLED TV is equipped with an Auto Protection Time feature. If the screen remains idle with a still image for a certain period of time (10, 20, 40, 60 minutes) defined by the user, the TV's built-in screen saver is activated to prevent the formation of host images on the screen.

PIP (Picture-in-Picture): You can watch the TV's tuner and one external video source (component/HDMI) simultaneously. The component/HDMI source will be displayed as the main picture, while the TV channel will be displayed in a sub-screen, while which can be moved to each corner of the television's screen. You can switch the audio between the main screen and sub-screen.

Audio Features

Integrated Floating Speakers: The speakers are integrated into the OLED television's floating panel for a front-firing design.

DNSE+ Processing: The Samsung OLED TV employs DNSe+ processing which provides selectable custom settings for experiencing surround sound with maximum bass response, dialog clarity, and consistent volume levels from any content source, including Blu-ray movies, TV programming, streaming, and games.

  • Virtual Surround: The TV delivers a compelling, virtual surround sound experience through its two-speaker system.
  • Dialog Clarity: This function allows you to increase the intensity of a voice over background music or sound effects so that dialog can be heard more clearly.
  • 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. The Auto Volume feature can be set to Normal, Night or Off.

Dolby Digital Pulse: Optimizes the TV sound quality when viewing and listening to Internet movies, Internet music, and other content played back from your wired or wireless network connection.

Sound Customization: Sound Customization lets you calibrate the TV for the optimal sound quality based on the user's hearing level and the ambient conditions.

5-Band EQ + Sound Modes: You can manually adjusts the TV's built-in 5-band EQ (100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz) for a more customized sound; or simply choose from the following Preset Sound Modes:

  • Standard: Selects the normal sound mode.
  • Music: Emphasizes music over voices.
  • Movie: Provides the best sound for movies.
  • Clear Voice: Emphasizes voices over other sounds.
  • Amplify: Amplify mode is for people who have difficulty hearing.

Audio Extras: The Samsung TV offers a variety of audio adjustments to meet your listening needs.

  • 3D Audio: 3D audio technology provides immersive sound that matches the effect of 3 Video by using perspective in the audio depth control. 3D Audio in only available while viewing 3D content.
  • Audio Delay: The Audio Delay function corrects audio/video mismatch, when watching TV or video, and listening to a digital audio output using an external device such as an AV receiver. You can adjust the audio delay from 0ms to 250 ms.
  • Picture Off: You can turn the television's screen off and still listen to audio.

Audio Outputs: The Samsung OLED television provides an analog and digital audio output via the included One Connect Box.

  • Digital Audio (Dolby Digital/DTS compatible): The optical digital output terminal will output Dolby Digital/DTS (when available) or 2 channel PCM. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby Digital/DTS when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from a digital broadcast channel through the tuner, network apps, and USB ports on the OLED TV. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo or a matrixed 5.1ch signal (DTS Neo 2.5) from sources connected to the TV via HDMI or RCA.
  • Analog Audio: The television features a 3.5mm (minijack) audio output for connecting the television to an analog 2-channel receiver. You will need a minijack-to-RCA adapter (sold separately) to make a stereo RCA connection between the television and your soundbar speaker or AV receiver. The TV's analog audio output terminals will output 2ch audio from any of the television's source inputs.

ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel in HDMI 1.4 enables a TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to an A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The audio from the TV's tuner, network connection, and USB port can pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM. HDMI and analog connected devices will be output as 2ch PCM only.

Note:  Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI 3 input. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.

Network/USB Functions

Samsung's Quad Core Processor: Samsung's Quad Core processing speeds allow you to perform multiple tasks at the same time, such as using an app while downloading another one. It also enables extremely faster web browsing and application access.

Network Connection (wired/wireless): You can set up the Samsung OLED TV so that it can access your home network and online Samsung Apps through your local area network (LAN) or wireless (built-in WiFi) connection. The RJ-45 Ethernet jack is located on the One Connect Box. You can setup a wired network connection automatically or manually. You can setup the wireless network connection using these four methods; PBC (WPS), Auto Network Search, One Foot, or Manually.

Note: The TV's built-in WiFi supports IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless LAN networks and WEP (open/shared), WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) network security.

WiFi Direct: When using WiFi Direct, you can connect directly with other devices without using a wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly transfer personal content (such as photos & videos) to the Samsung OLED TV without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. Streaming of copy-protected content and other certain formats are not supported.

AllShare/DLNA Certified: The Samsung OLED TV's AllShare function, along with its DLNA Certification allow you to watch videos (Divx/AVI/H.264/MPEG/MKV/MOV/WMV), photos (JPEG/PNG/BMP/MPO), and listen to music (MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/OGG) saved on your Windows PC (or other DLNA Certified media server) through the TV via its Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi (wireless). This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.

Note: Windows PCs with XP and Vista installed require Samsung's PC Share Manager software, which can be downloaded for free at Not compatible with older Windows OS versions and Mac.

Screen Mirroring: This Screen Mirroring function lets you view the screen of your WiFi-enabled Samsung Android smart phone or tablet (with support for AllShare Cast) on the Samsung OLED TV.

Samsung Apps: Once you have connected the Samsung TV to your home network, you gain access to Samsung Apps. Samsung Apps lets you download for pay or free-of-charge applications and services to the Samsung OLED TV. You can enjoy a variety of content from various downloaded applications; such as videos, music, photos, games, and news. Samsung Apps has a growing collection of pay and free-of-charge online applications that connect you to some of your favorite online content; such as movies from Netflix or Vudu, TV shows from Hulu Plus, videos from YouTube, music from Pandora, and social updates from Facebook or Twitter.

  • Movies: Watch movies and TV shows on Netflix (5.1ch), Vudu, HuluPlus, Amazon Instant Video, HBO GO, CinemaNow, and other online service providers.
  • Music: Listen to music from Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, SHOUTcast Radio, & vTuner
  • Social Networks: Share your thoughts and comments about a program on the air through social networking services. Social Networks displays social network services such as Twitter, Facebook, & Google Talk, on a single screen. You can post messages and comments in the same manner as you would using a computer. You also have access to YouTube & Picasa.
  • News & Weather: Includes apps that provide information content; such as news (USA Today), weather (AccuWeather), and more.
  • Fitness: Fitness is an application that helps you stay fit. Create a profile, set up an exercise plan, and start exercising according to a structured regimen.
  • Kids: A recommended list for applications and content that is suitable for children and even provides services not currently installed on the TV. Using Kids, you can download applications and content for your children to your TV. Certain services, however, are fee-based.
Note: Samsung Apps require an Internet connection with a speed of 1.5mbps or greater. Some application services may be provided in English only and the content available may vary, depending on your area. Visit Samsung's App Store for a complete list of available Samsung Apps.

Web Browser You can access the internet using the player's Web Brower application. You can search web pages using Google or Bing. You may enter a URL addresses or enter a keyword search. The player will archive your web browser history. You can also save "Favorite" web pages and create a "Home" page. The playback of Flash videos is also supported. The Web Browser is optimized to fill your connected TV's screen. Use a keyboard and mouse for a more convenient web browsing experience Use a USB-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately) for a more convenient web browsing experience

Note: The browsing experience, however, may not be the same as it is on your computer. The Web Browser is not compatible with Java applications. E-commerce, for purchasing products online is not supported. ActiveX is not supported.

Skype w/ Built-in Camera & Mic: Samsung's free Skype app, plus the TV's built-in camera & mic lets you make video calls from the comfort of your living room. Using the TV's remote control, you can create free Skype accounts, log into existing accounts, and navigate via a simple Skype interface made for the big screen. You can make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls to friends and family, wherever they are in the world from the Samsung TV.

Tickers: The Ticker application provides useful News, Weather, and Stock Market information on-screen.

Link Service Accounts: The Link Service Accounts function lets you link your player to your accounts with Internet services (such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.) so that the player can log you into the service automatically when you start the app for that service.

Firmware/Software Updates: The television's Software Upgrade menu allows you to upgrade the TV's software & firmware for performance improvements & additional services. You can upgrade in four ways; USB, Internet, Alternative Software, or Standby Mode. The tested television contained firmware version T-FXP9NAKUC-1004.0 (as of 8/28/2013). There was an immediate firmware update (ver. 1015) available. Visit the Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.

Dual USB Ports: The One Connect Box is equipped with two USB (type-A) ports. One of the USB ports can accept a USB mass-storage-class device (5V, 0.5A), while the other USB port will accept a USB hard-disk-drive (5V, 1A). Either USB port lets you view photo and movie files, as well as listen to audio files saved on a compatible USB device. Files must be formatted in FAT16/32 or NTFS. The TV can recognize up to 1,000 files in each folder.

  • Video Playback: The TV supports the following video file types; AVI, Divx, H.264, MPEG, MKV, MOV, and WMV. Movie files are displayed in a folder and title list in either date or alphabetical order. The TV offers Play, Pause, Search, and Resume playback functions for compatible video files stored on a compatible USB device.
  • Still Image  Playback: The TV supports the following still image file types; JPEG, PNG, BMP, or MPO. Still image files can be viewed as a slide show with background music or as a thumbnail view. Still images can also viewed full-screen and zoomed or rotated.
  • Audio Playback: The TV supports music files supports the following music file types; MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, and OGG. Music files are displayed in a folder and track list, and can be sorted by Artist, Album, or Genre. Music files can be repeated or shuffled in a selected folder.

Convenience Features

Smart Hub: This TV features Smart Hub, an interactive multi-purpose menu system. With Smart Hub, you can surf the web, download applications, and stay in touch with family and friends through social networking services. In addition, you can enjoy photo, video & music files stored on external storage devices. The new Smart Hub interface organizes your entertainment and content into 5 convenient panels.

  • Social: Connect to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also make Skype video calls to friends by connecting the TV to a camera (sold separately from Samsung).
  • Apps: Samsung Apps offers an extensive collection of free and paid news, sports, weather, and gaming content you can directly download to and enjoy on your TV.
  • On TV: Check a listing of TV programs that are currently airing and are scheduled to be aired (supports off-air, cable, and satellite programming). 
  • Movies & TV Shows: Purchase and watch movies and TV shows from an online service provider. You can browse content by Favorites, Featured, Movies, or TV Shows.
  • Photos/Videos/Music: Play back photo, video, and music files from an external USB or network storage device.

Content Discovery: The TV offers unique ways to search and access your favorite and new content from the TV's tuner and network apps.

  • Recommendations: The Recommendation feature helps you discover what you want to watch on TV or the Internet with customized content options based on your preferences. Select Timeline View to display program recommendations for different times of the day. You can even use the TV's voice control system to ask the TV to find things to watch and get program suggestions.
  • Favorite Channels: You can designate frequently watched channels as "Favorites". You can create up to 5 favorite channel list for each member of you family. You can also rename and edit favorite channel lists.
  • Genre: It is possible to filter channels by genre, if the channels contain proper genre information.
  • Schedule Manager: Using this function, you can set the TV to display a desired channel automatically on a day and at a time of your choice. The Schedule Manager can be set to repeat only once, everyday, Mon-Fri, Mon-Sat, or Sat-Sun.

RVU Compatible (for DirecTV): This Samsung television is RVU-compatible which means DIRECTV subscribers with the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can watch live broadcast and stored content from their DVR on the Samsung TV, without the need for an additional Genie Mini Client devices or set-top boxes. However, you will need a DECA unit (sold separately) that converts Coax to Ethernet, which will plug into the Samsung TV's LAN port. Make sure the television has the latest firmware update.

Input Source Names: You can assign a pre-programmed 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, DVI PC, DVI Device, IPTV, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, and Digital Media Adapter.

Hearing & Visually Impaired: The Samsung OLED TV offers Close Captions and an Audio Guide for the hearing and visually impaired.

  • Close Captions (CC): The TV provides Analog Closed Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable text, font, and size. The Caption feature does not work for Component and HDMI input sources.
  • Audio Guide: Activate the audio guide for the visually impaired. This is only available with broadcasts that provide this service.

Program Rating Lock: The Program Rating Lock feature automatically locks out programs that are deemed inappropriate for children. You can block TV program based on their ratings and Movies based on their MPAA rating, so you have more control over what your children watch. The Program Rating Lock function is protected by a 4-digit PIN.

ENERGY STAR Compliant with ECO Settings: The Samsung OLED TV is ENERGY STAR compliant and provides ECO settings to reduce the TV's power consumption and cut-down on energy costs.

  • Eco Sensor: Samsung's unique Eco light sensor measures the intensity of the room's light and automatically calibrates the brightness of the image on the screen. In a sun-filled environment, the screen gets brighter and in dim surroundings, the intensity is reduced. This feature optimizes the viewing experience while also saving you energy.
  • Energy Saver: This feature adjust the brightness of the TV in order to reduce power consumption. When watching TV at night, set the Energy Saver feature to High to reduce eye fatigue as well as power consumption. You can set this feature to High, Medium, Low, or Picture Off (sound remains on).
  • No Signal Standby: The TV will automatically switch to standby mode, if no picture is being received for a predetermined set amount of time (15, 30, or 60 minutes).
  • Auto Power Off: The TV will be automatically turn off after 4 hours of being left idle to prevent overheating.

Timers: The Samsung OLED TV offers On/Off and Sleep timers for your convenience.

  • On/Off Timer: 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. An On/off timer can be set to repeat only once, everyday, Mon-Fri, Mon-Sat, or Sat-Sun. You can also choose the On Timer's content (TV, USB, or Antenna) and volume. The on and off timers work independently of one another.
  • 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.
  • Auto Protection Time: If the screen remains idle with a still image for a certain period of time (2, 4, 8, 10 hours) defined by the user, the  TV's built-in screen saver is activated to prevent the formation of host images on the screen.

Self Diagnosis: The Samsung OLED TV provides a Self Diagnosis menu which allows you to check the television for picture, sound, and signal problems.

  • Picture Test: Use to check for picture problems. If the problem appears in the test picture, select "Yes" and follow the directions on the screen.
  • Sound Test: Use the built-in melody sound to check for sound problems. If the problem occurs during the test, select "Yes" and follow the directions on the screen.
  • Signal Test: An HD digital channel's reception quality is either perfect or the channels are unavailable. Adjust your antenna to increase signal strength.

Remote Support: The Samsung Remote Support service offers you one-on-one support with a Samsung Technician who can remotely diagnose your TV, adjust the TV settings, perform a factory reset, and install recommended firmware updates. Your TV must be connected to your homes wired or wireless network.

E-Manual: The television only comes with a brief User Manual. A complete instruction manual is built-in into the TV and can be viewed on-screen. Open the e-Manual to learn how to use the TV's many features.

Remote-Voice-Gesture Control

Smart Touch Remote (w/ IR Blaster): The new Samsung Smart Touch Remote Control makes it even easier to navigate the television's entertainment sources, menu settings, and Smart TV features. Improved user convenience has been provided so that you can switch the channel and adjust the volume with just your fingertips while focusing on the TV screen. The built-in touchpad removes the need for a mouse when you change the menu settings or search for something on the Internet. You can even activate a virtual on-screen remote controller (w/ numeric keypad, playback controls, and shortcut menu) on the TV which can be operated through the remote's touchpad. It also has a built-in microphone that you can use to give the Samsung TV voice commands. In addition, the remote can be programmed to control satellite/cable boxes, Blu-ray players, and home theaters from other manufactures using the TV's setup menu and the included IR blaster. You can turn on the remote's backlight function for a brief moment with a press of a button.

Note: The Smart Touch Remote communicates with the TV through wireless Bluetooth communication. This means you don't have to point the remote directly at the TV. The remote will need to be initially paired with the TV.

Smart Interaction: The Samsung OLED TV offers Smart Interaction with voice & motion control, as well as face recognition through its built-in camera and integrated microphone. The camera's viewing angle is adjustable. Using the TV's Smart Interaction, you can access and control menu options and functions using speech, hand gestures, and face recognition.

  • Voice Control: Using the TV's built-in microphone or the microphone on the included Smart Touch Remote and the voice control function of the TV, your voice is all you need to turn on the Samsung television, navigate menus, and get to your favorite Smart TV content. You can use only your voice to switch the channel, adjust the volume level, and launch online apps while focusing on the TV screen, which removes the need for the conventional remote control. The Smart Touch Remote's mic even lets you use "natural language" to search for content on the TV, your network, and online apps. To use Voice Control, you must pronounce words and phrases clearly and correctly in the language (English/French/Spanish) you selected. The Voice Control function can be affected by unclear pronunciation, voice level, or surrounding noise. Make sure to speak in a loud (75~80dB) and clear voice and reduce any background noise (below 40db) in the room. Use the TV's voice control management test for best performance.
  • Motion Control: Thanks to the television's built-in camera and motion control function, a simple hand gesture is all it takes to access your favorite movies, sports, apps, and other Smart TV content. Use a specific hand motions to switch the channel or adjust the volume level, as well as to move the mouse pointer to a desired position while surfing online content from the Smart Hub. Simply use your hand to control TV functions by swiping (moving your hand left or right) to navigate and grabbing (closing your hand or making a fist) to select. The motion control function can be affected by user's location, motion posture, or ambient brightness conditions. The built-in camera's angle is adjustable to compensate for the television's mounting height (high on wall or low on stand). Make sure the palm of your hand is open, flat, and facing the TV when making "swiping" movements (not too fast or too slow). If your hand moves outside of the camera's view, motion control will be deactivated. Your room should be well lit room (50-500 Lux) with the light illuminating you. Use the TV's gesture control environment test for best performance.
  • Face Recognition: The built-in camera also recognizes your face and logs you in to your profile, giving you instant access to your favorite apps, your personal Skype address book, and more. In order for Face Recognition to function, the TV's built-in camera will take a snapshot of your face and a thumbnail image of your face will be stored in the TV for logging-in purposes. The TV can store up to five face recognition profiles.
Note: Samsung recommends using the Voice Control, Motion Control, and Face Recognition functions within approximately 4.9'-13.1' of the TV. The motion control's range may differ depending on the angle of camera or other conditions. Voice Control performance levels will vary based on the language spoken. Some TV and menu functions will require the use of the included IR remote control.

Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): This TV is enabled with Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC); a feature that makes it possible to control Samsung external devices connected to the TV with ease. With Anynet+, you can use the TV remote control to operate all your compatible Samsung devices that are connected to the TV via HDMI. Anynet+ can control up to 12 compatible external devices (up to 3 of the same type).

Smart View Mobile App: Download the Smart View Mobile App from the Android Market on select Samsung smartphones and tablets (Android 2.2-up) for yet another way to control the Samsung OLED TV.  If both your Samsung smartphone or tablet and TV are connected to the same wireless network, your smartphone or tablet will link to the TV automatically where you can use your smartphone or tablet like a remote control. The TV can also transfer live feeds to your smartphone or tablet. Main features include:

  • Remote: Your Samsung mobile device can work as remote for the Samsung OLED TV and a connected Samsung Blu-ray player or home theater system.
  • TV View: Enjoy TV and other multimedia right from your Samsung mobile device that's connected to the Samsung Smart TV. You can watch the same content as on the TV or different content from other input source.

Keyboard & Mouse Compatible: The Samsung OLED TV will also support either a USB or Bluetooth enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately), which makes web browsing a lot easier.

5-Way Joy Stick: The television is equipped with a 5-way "joy stick" like button on the bottom right side of the TV's rear-panel that lets you control the TV without the remote control or Smart Interaction.

Mounting Options

Kick-Stand Style Base: The Samsung OLED TV features a "kick-stand" style base which attaches to the TV via the included hardware. The television ships with the "kick-stand" base unattached. The television weighs 68.1 lbs with the base. Currently, there is no wall-mount solution for this TV.

Note: When installing the TV, leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 4" above/below the television for adequate ventilation.

Detachable AC Power Cord: The Samsung OLED TV comes with a 5' detachable AC power cord which plugs into the back of the TV (not the One Connect Box). The power cord sits 0.155" from the back of the television. The power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 0.8125" from the wall.

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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your receiver. They will be check on the connections and see what will be needed. [ Jeff  Jan 02, 2014 ]  Staff
It is fabulous and very easy to set up. [ Will F  Jan 17, 2014 ]
It is easy to set up. I love the samsung picture; clear and sharp. [ Barry  Jan 06, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff  Jan 02, 2014 ]  Staff