Overview: The Samsung DTB-H260F High Definition Terrestrial
Tuner offers flexibility for delivering over-the-air digital television signals
to a DTV-ready television or DTV-capable computer monitors. The digital HD tuner
easily tunes and decodes all 18 ATSC Table 3 broadcast formats. The tuner also
features a built-in 8-VSB, QAM tuner with cable channel coverage of 1-135 for
non-premium stations. With the Samsung
DTB-H260F, you can view HDTV or SDTV, and listen to Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo or
Dolby Digital 5.1 surround audio through your audio system. The Samsung HDTV
receiver offers a wide selection of video output options including 1080i, 720p
or 480p/i DTV formats, and audio/video connection options including HDMI,
Component, S-video, Composite, Audio-Right/Left and Dolby Digital Optical.
Note: Requires HD-compatible antenna
for over the air HD broadcasts. Requires a subscription to your local cable
company to receive non-preminum cable channels through the unit's built-in
8-VSB, QAM tuner.
On-Screen Menu System: The DTB-H260F
utilizes an advanced On-Screen Menu system for channel selection and to access
the unit's settings. The receiver does not feature a front-panel display. To
access the On-Screen Menu the set-top-box must be connected to your television
by either component video or HDMI. You can set the language for the On-Screen
display to English, Spanish or French.
IR Wireless Remote Control: The unit comes
supplied with a full-function IR wireless remote control. The remote control and
the unit's On-Screen menus work together to operate the Set-Top-Box. The remote
offers complete control over the high definition tuner.
On-Screen Help: The On-Screen Help feature
allows you to see the description of each available menu.
On-Screen Signal Strength Indicator: The
tuner's On-Screen Signal Strength Indicator gives you the ability to view
whether or not you are receiving a strong signal which may be affecting the
quality of your on-screen image.
Electronic Program Guides: The DTB-H260F
features and on-screen Electronic Program Guide (EPG), which includes
information about available programs. You can choose between two program guides.
- Full Guide: The receiver's Full Guide
allows you to find programs or see what is currently on and/or available
from all channels.
- Mini Guide: The Mini Guide gives you
a short list of information about the channel you are watching which appears
at the bottom of the screen so that it does not interfere with your current
Favorite Channels: The unit's Favorite
Channel feature lets you create a list of channels you most frequently watch and
allows you to easily and quickly navigate to them.
Program Schedule: The tuner's Program
Schedule feature allows you to schedule upcoming programs for viewing from the
Full Channel Guide. Once scheduled, the tuner will automatically tune to the
specified program at the scheduled time. Multiple programs can be scheduled as
long as their times to not overlap.
Screen Ratio and Format: The DTB-H260F
lets you change the aspect ratio of the video output based on the type of TV you
are using. You can select from a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio. When in 16:9 mode you
can select from the following screen formats to match the source - Pillar Box,
Full, or Zoom. When in 4:3 mode you can select from the following screen formats
to match the source - Letterbox, Full and Zoom.
Multi-Track Language: The Digital TV
transmission system is capable of simultaneous transmission of many audio
tracks. You can select from either an English, Spanish or French audio language.
The availability of this feature depends on the program itself.
Digital Closed Captions: The DTB-H260F
features digital closed captioning which lets you modify and configure how your
captions will appear. The Digital Caption function operates on digital channels
only. You can modify the following settings for your digital closed captions -
Size, Font Style, Foreground Color, Background Color, Foreground and Background
Rating Control: The HDTV off-air receiver
allows you to control access to channels and programs by inputting a personal
identification number (4-digit password) that can restrict viewing based on the
FCC and/or MPAA rating limits you set.
Controls and Connections
Front Panel Controls:
- Power On/Off: The HDTV tuner only
features a Power On/Off button on the front of the unit. All other functions
are operated from the supplied IR wireless remote control.
Rear Panel Controls:
- Resolution Select: The Resolution
switch allows you to switch between a 1080i, 720p, 480p or 480i output
signal depending on the capability of your television.
- DTV Output Select: The DTV Output
switch allows you to select the tuner to output a DTV signal (480p, 720p,
1080i) through either the unit's component-video or HDMI output.
Rear Panel Inputs:
- Ant/Cable In: The 75-ohm Antenna In
connection allows you to connect an antenna or cable here. Connect cable in
the event that your local cable provider is passing through 8-level Vestigial
Sideband (8VSB) and Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) on their systems.
- USB Port: This port is used for
service only. Do not insert USB devices into the port.
Rear Panel Outputs:
- Ant Out: The 75-ohm Antenna Out
connection is used to connect to your TV using a RF coaxial cable.
- HDMI Out: The HDMI output with HDCP
connects to the HDMI input of your HDTV. The HDMI output supports 480p, 720p
and 1080i. The HDMI output supplies both video and audio to your TV.
- Component Video Out: The component
video output supports both standard definition (480i) and high definition
(480p, 720p, 1080i).
- S-Video Out: The S-video cable
provides good picture quality for TV's that do not feature a component or
HDMI input. The S-video output supports only standard definition (480i).
- Composite Video Out: The two
composite video outputs support standard definition (480i) only.
- Digital Optical Out: The tuner
features a digital optical output that supports Dolby Digital which connects
to the digital audio input of your home theater receiver or TV. The optical
output can be set to PCM or Dolby Digital.
- Analog Audio Out: The tuner features
two pair of stereo analog audio RCA outputs to connect to your television.
Note: The unit's On-Screen Display
menus are only supported by the Component video and HDMI output.