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Customer Questions & Answers for
40" Class 530 Series 1080p LCD HDTV

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Questions & Answers for samsung 40" Class 530 Series 1080p LCD HDTV

Question

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 4 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
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answer 1
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 4 years, 1 month ago
chicky
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answer 2
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.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
MrSamsung
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How can I play iso files through tv's media player

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
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answer 1
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, 7 months ago
twainer
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answer 2
From the info I have, ISO files are not supported by the Samsung TVs.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years 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, 11 months ago
Anonymous
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answer 1
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, 4 months ago
EastSider
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answer 2
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.

-MrSamsung
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
MrSamsung
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Question

How expensive is it to replace an HDMI port

asked 3 years ago
nanstuf2c
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answer 1
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, 4 months ago
EastSider
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answer 2
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 3 years ago
MrSamsung
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Question

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 4 years ago
raburruss
virginia
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answer 1
On a Diredtv remote push the volume button and it will come off.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
rswadley
Needmore, Pa.
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answer 2
Unfortunately, there is currently no way to adjust the amount of time the menus remain on screen.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years ago
MrSamsung
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Question

What accesories are included in carton box?

asked 4 years ago
Anonymous
Port orchard wa
on 40" Class 530 Series 1080p LCD HDTV
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answer 1
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, 7 months ago
robbird
washington, d.c.
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answer 2
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 4 years ago
MrSamsung
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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, 11 months ago
mjc04d
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answer 1
Use the P Size button on your remote to go through all the options.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
EastSider
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answer 2
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, 8 months ago
bigshot
Houston, TX
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Question

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 4 years, 1 month ago
MissNunzi
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answer 1
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
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
MrSamsung
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Question

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?
asked 4 years ago
elie
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answer 1
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
answered 4 years ago
MrSamsung
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how long is the limited warranty?

asked 4 years ago
Anonymous
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answer 1
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
answered 4 years ago
MrSamsung
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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.
asked 4 years ago
arizonaslim
arizona
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answer 1
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 4 years ago
MrSamsung
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how to connect my samsung dvd player to my tv?, i don't understand the manual directions.

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
tangerdolla
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answer 1
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
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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.
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
judella
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answer 1
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.

-MrSamsung
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
MrSamsung
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volumn diminishes and I hear crackling on certain channels

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
lilycooney
North Haven, CT
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answer 1
I’m sorry you are having an issue with your device. With the information you have provided, it would be best if you navigate to the Samsung Support Page and either click on the link to speak with a Live Rep directly under the “Contact Support” section in the middle of the page or request service for your device under the “Schedule a Repair” section.

Support Page:
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/

Live Chat:
https://sales.liveperson.net/hc/491...

Request Service:
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/s...

Samsung Service Number:
800-SAMSUNG

Samsung Parts:
www.SamsungParts.com

-MrSamsung
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
MrSamsung
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the display had a luminated bar at the bottom can i turn that back on?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
dsrryan5
ohio
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answer 1
The ToC feature on your TV is not a feature that can be turned on or off. Touch of Color only refers to the actual color of the bezel and the different manufacturing process used to produce the bezel.

-MrSamsung
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
MrSamsung
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Question

I bought an HDMI cable but when the TV was installed, the cable guy did not use it.

It seems to be bringing in a beautiful picture. Do I have to use the HDMI cable or can I return it for a refund? My TV is NOT internet enabled except through my ROKU box.
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
lescargot
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answer 1
If you are happy with the picture and sound of your TV, then there may be no need for the cable at all. Although I cannot tell you to return it, I can say that HDMI does offer the best picture and audio transmission available, and may be worth keeping for future use.

-MrSamsung
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
MrSamsung
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picture going dark

I have had an experience with the picture going dark after about 15 seconds? (LN40C530F1FXA) If I start the source and select an active PC VGA connection then go back to TV the TV works fine. One day the TV will go off several times and it doesn't madder what I do. Other days the TV comes on without doing anything.
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
tmot411
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answer 1
This TV has a "energy saving" function that by default is turned on. The backlight is dimming because your room is dark. Just turn the feature off as described on page 15 of the manual (link is below).

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201009/20100906143053531/%5BLC530-ZA%5DBN68-02540A-04Eng-0831.pdf
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
StuartMW
Austin, TX
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DOes my model connect to the internet?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
Luke1989
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answer 1
Although this model does not have direct access to Samsung Apps or any other internet content, it can access internet content through a 2010 Samsung BD player (the blu-ray player will handle the Internet content processing).

-MrSamsung
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
MrSamsung
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Question

ON MY PREVIOUS TELEVISION I WAS ABLE TO USE A CORDLESS HEADSET. WHY NOT ON THIS ONE?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
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answer 1
If your cordless headshet used two cords (A Red and White) you will need an adaptor to change from the single 3.5 mm plug on the back of the TV to the pair of cords. Then it should work.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
EastSider
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How do I connect a memory stick for photo viewing on the tv

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
Bdraft
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answer 1
Buy a USB card reader that accepts memory sticks of the type you have.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
StuartMW
Austin, TX
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