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Is there a Red light that glows across the bottom of the TV?

I see in the pictures that there is a red light that glows across the bottom of the Tv. Is this true? and if so how do i turn it on?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
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No red light except ,the little red light on the bottom right corner. It lets you know the tv is off , and flashes for a few seconds when turnen on .
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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In the pictures, the red accent along the bottom of the unit is accentuated in order to let the customer who is about to purchase the model know that the unit does come with a red tint to the bezel. However, this tint can not be turned on or off since it is just the color of that piece of the bezel.

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answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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How can I play iso files through tv's media player

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
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You need to 'mount' the iso file before you present it to the media player. In linux this is mount -o loop command. Once mounted, the iso file shows as normal vob files which the tv can play.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
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From the info I have, ISO files are not supported by the Samsung TVs.

-MrSamsung
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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how to change amount of time menu stays on screen. currently 1 min

when i use video input button on my direct tv remote the source menu pops up and i am able to choose the source, but the menu remains on the screen for 1 minute.
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
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On a Diredtv remote push the volume button and it will come off.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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Unfortunately, there is currently no way to adjust the amount of time the menus remain on screen.

-MrSamsung
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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What accesories are included in carton box?

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
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I can't find the screws for the tv stand. where are they supposed to be and how do I get replacement screws. If I don't get the screws, I will have to return the tv.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
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The following accessories are included with the C530:

Remote Control (BN59-00996A) & Batteries (AAA x 2)

Owner’s Instructions

Warranty Card / Safety Guide / Quick Setup Guide

Cleaning Cloth (BN63-01798B)

Power Cord

Blanking Bracket (BN63-06339A)

TV-Holder & Screw

Holder-Ring

-MrSamsung
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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What cable is recommended for PC to TV hookup?

I am trying to hookup my laptop to the TV and would think that I need a male / male monitor cable. Is this the best option?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
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Page 8 of the manual also says to leave HDMI input number one empty since it is tied to the VGA and audio in ports.
answered 2 years ago
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There are three ways to connect your PC to your LN40C530: monitor cable, HDMI to HDMI or HDMI to DVI.

Although all of these connections are easy to hook up, the PC monitor cable is the most common. To connect it this way, just use a standard PC monitor cable to connect from the monitor out of your PC to the PC input on the TV. Some adjustments to the PC's resolution is required.

If your PC offer HDMI out, I would highly suggest using this connection, since it is a basic plug-n-play connection (meaning almost no adjustment is needed on the TV or PC).

HDMI to DVI is almost the same as straight HDMI, but in this case, you will want to connect the DVI end of the cable to the PC (if available) and the HDMI into the TV. This is also considered a plug-n-play connection.

Unless otherwise specified by your PC manufacturer, you will need to connect the PC's audio to the TV with a separate cable (3.5mm jack cable), since most PCs do not support audio over HDMI, VGA or DVI.

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answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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Is there anyway to get my HD picture to fit the whole screen. Right now I have it set on 16x9, which looks great but I do not want the two black bars?

I tried the zoom 1 option, which makes the picture fit the screen, but that loses a lot of the HD picture quality.
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
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Use the P Size button on your remote to go through all the options.
answered 2 years ago
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If the source is not HD, the picture will be shown with bars at the sides so you will see the entire vertical dimension of the image. Otherwise, if the source is HD, the entire screen will be filled with the 16X9 HD image.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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How expensive is it to replace an HDMI port

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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Depends on the rates your service tech charges to solder a new port in. Probably be cheaper to add a switch to send two devices to a remaining port.
answered 2 years ago
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I’m sorry, but at this time, I do not currently have an answer to this inquiry.
Please call 800-SAMSUNG for a live solution to your question.

-MrSamsung
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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are there any recommended settings for best picture on model LN40C530F1FXZA

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
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Unfortunately, Samsung can not suggest any specific calibration numbers since every calibration has to be done based on the preferences of the customer performing the low level calibration.
Perhaps other users on this forum may be able to better help you out.

-MrSamsung
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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I bought this TV as a Demo.

Where or how can I purchase a stand and manuel?
It is an LN40C530 40" 1080p LCD HDTV
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
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Parts for your product maybe available through 800-SAMSUNG or Samsungparts.com. For Samsungparts.com, just follow the main page links to the parts for your product. The manual can be found on the Support and Downloads section of the C530's product page.

-MrSamsung
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I get the "audio codec not supported" error when playing an mkv file, but there's audio at the beginning!

The audio is encoded in DTS . The problem is that when the movie starts playing the audio is actually working but after 3 or 4 sec the audio stops and the "audio codec not supported" error pops up. I don't get it, if the audio codec is not supported why is there audio at the beginning??????. The TV is actually decoding the audio but then i get the error and i get no sound afterwards.
How can i solve this?

Thanks in advance.
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I’m sorry you are having an issue with your device. Although with the information you have provided I do not have a solution for you (please ensure that the file is properly encoded and that there is no corruption in the file it self or during the encoding process for the file); I will say that if you make a service request at http://www.samsung.com/us/support/o..., or contact 800-SAMSUNG, the service department should be able to provide you with a live solution.

-MrSamsung
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what is the electricity consumption of the LCD TV model LA40C530? thank you and what is the difference in consumption between an LCD and an LED set?

what is the electricity consumption of the LCD TV model LA40C530? thank you and what is the difference in consumption between an LCD and an LED set?
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Although the wattage and amperage numbers are not readily available (since daily usage varies from owner to owner depending on settings and content), I can say that most all current generation Samsung TVs are EnergyStar4.0 compliant. This ensures the best possible performance with minimal power usage. Also, most LED TVs will use up to 40% less power then traditional LCD TVs.

-MrSamsung
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how do u remove store demo pop ups on bottom of screen?

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Please follow the link below for instructions on how to disable Store Mode. (Although it says 2009, this FAQ should work for the 2010 models as well). There are also instructions to take the TV out of Store Demo Mode on page 7 of the TV's User's Manual.

http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa...

-MrSamsung
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how long is the limited warranty?

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The warranty of a new LN40C530 should be at 12 months for parts and labor. For more info on the warranty, please click on the "Downloads & Support" tab on the products main page, then click on the warranty tab.

-MrSamsung
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What type of cable connector to use for the audio out jack on the back if the tv

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I believe both the audio in and audio out use 1/8" mini stereo jacks like a small headphone wire. These are available with RCA plugs on one end and the minijack on the other end or as male to male jack wires. I use a RCA to mini on the audio out to run to my stereo system, but use a male to male stereo mini wire to connect from my PC out (headphone out) to the TV audio in. I'm sorry I don't know the exact names of these wires and connectors.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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audio connections unclear

I run audio into and out from my TV to home stereo and from PC. The owners manual and set-up instructions are clear and concise, very excellent!

I was, however, unable to locate any clear identification of the audio cable type needed to match the input jacks on the TV back. Through (VERY careful) trial and error I discovered that the TV will accept a 1/8" stereo "mini" jack. I appear to have two channel stereo input and output using this wiring configuration, so I believe I am correct in using the 1/8" stereo minijack (such as an earbud wire or small headphone wire).

Please consider upgrading the set-up instructions or owners manual to clearly specify the audio cable type.
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Although you have the right idea, the TV's actually use a standard 3.5mm jack for audio output, similar to the plug on a pair of headphones. Thank you for your suggestion, I will pass this information to the appropriate departments.

-MrSamsung
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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Is the Samsung LN40C530 digital cablecard compatible?

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The CableCard option is not available on 2010 Samsung televisions.

Thank you for your interest in Samsung products.

--HDTech
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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What is the difference between model number LN40C530 and LA40C530?

I have read model # LA40C530 described as a multisystem tv for use worldwide. Is this true and does # LN40C530 have the same attributes?
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All UN, PN and LN units (North American Units) will only have support for NTSC/ATSC/QAM broadcasting systems and NA power systems. Since the NA TVs will not accept a PAL signal or Non-NA voltages, you will not only need a converter for the broadcast, but also for the power if you would like to use the TV in a PAL country. The LA40C530 is not a North American TV, and thus can not be purchased with in the states.

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What is the clear bar at the bottom of the tv for? In the store it was lit up red. Mine does not light.

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The clear bar at the bottom of the LN40C530 is only for ascetic purposes and does not actually light up. If the bar at the store was lit up, either the model is different or the store may have lighting that allows the clear plastic bar to seem illuminated.

-MrSamsung
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
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how to connect my samsung dvd player to my tv?, i don't understand the manual directions.

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To connect a device that only uses RCA (Yellow, Red and White cables), you will want to connect the Yellow plug into the TV's green input (along the rear of the TV). Plug the Red and White plugs into the corresponding red and white inputs for audio.

-MrSamsung
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Has there been any experience with the picture going dark after about 15 seconds? (LN40C530F1FXA

This occurs only on occasion. When it is happening, it doesn't matter whether the source is the cable box or the Blu-Ray. Sometimes a combination of turning things off and on, unplugging things and who knows what makes it stop. Other times I can't fix it so just give up and try again the next day. So far it has worked the next day.
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I’m sorry you are having an issue with your device. Although with the information you have provided I do not have a solution for you; I will say that if you make a service request at http://www.samsung.com/us/support/o..., or contact 800-SAMSUNG, the service department should be able to provide you with a live solution.

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