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LN46A550P3F

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Questions & Answers for samsung LN46A550P3F

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Does the Model LN46A550 include a sleep timer?

asked 5 years, 7 months ago
Sandi
Hampton
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answer 1
Thanks for the question. The LN46A550 does in fact have a sleep timer.

Hope this has helped you out :)
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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How many HDMI jacks does this set have.

specs say 1 other stores say 3 - 4. What is it. Really??
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
8characters
United States
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Sorry for the confusion. The LN46A550 has a total of 3 HDMI inputs: 2 in the rear and 1 on the side.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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Do you need a conversion box with this tv? My cousin has this model and does not have cable or a satelite.

asked 5 years, 4 months ago
htroop
missouri
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No converter box is needed. The TV is digital cable ready and can be connected directly to the wall's cable socket for regular cable viewing.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
MrSamsung
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Do you have to have a cable box in order to vie in high definition?

asked 4 years, 11 months ago
mcolozzi
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All current generation Samsung TVs are digital cable ready. All of our TVs include a coax ATSC/QAM tuner that handles digital and analogue broadcast signals as well. If your cable provider transmits HD over basic cable, then the TV will be able to display it. However, most premium HD content is encrypted by your cable provider. This encryption can not be decrypted by the TV and will require a set-top box.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
MrSamsung
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I am seeing a hot pink tint in whites.

I've had the LN64A550 for 1.5 years and just recently the bright whites started getting a very noticeable flourescent pink tint. I reset the picture settings to factory defaults but that did not help. I also lowered the contrast from 95 (default standard) to 80, which helps but does not solve the problem. This issue occurs for video from both my cable box and my blue-ray player which are hooked up via separate hdmi cables so it isn't a source or cable issue. Does this indicate a hardware problem with the display itself or could it be a settings issue? Thanks!
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
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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.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
MrSamsung
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What is the new comparable model to replace the LN46A550?

asked 5 years ago
Anonymous
on LN46A550P3F
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answer 1
Great question! The LN46B550 would be the replacing model for the LN46A550.

http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/...

-MrSamsung
answered 5 years ago
MrSamsung
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Will my 550 work in South Africa

I am planning on moving to South Africa and don't know if my TV will work there:

1. SA has 220volt power vs. US 110

2. US uses NTSC and South Africa uses PAL.

Thanks for any responses
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
Chappy
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If you purchase the unit within the North American Territories, it will only have support for NTSC/ATSC/QAM broadcasting systems and only 100v-127v 60Hz power. Outside of the NA territories you will not only need a converter for the broadcast, but also for the power.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
MrSamsung
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jerky motion on some ABC and FOX programs OTA

We have a LN46A550 that was purchased in 12/08. We live in the SF Bay area (zip 94002), some programs on KGO-HD (ABC) and KTVU-HD (Fox) are displayed with a jerky motion. This has started happening within the last month. It is on a two second cycle and the video speeds up and then slows down. We see this on certain shows (Seinfeld HD, Desperate Housewives, Legend of the Seeker) and /not/ on the commercials shown within those shows. Both KGO and KTVU are 720p and these affected shows are all 'shot on film' programs. We watch over the air with a roof top antenna. Friends watching the same shows OTA simultaneously on Sony sets do not see this.

I've seen postings on the AVS BB, that say that if the station has "Repeat Field Detection" or "Film Detection" active on their MPEG-2 encoder, it will cause this behavior on Samsung HTDVs.

Please advise....
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
Belmont, CA 94002
on LN46A550P3F
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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 4 years, 9 months ago
MrSamsung
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Can you manually add channels with the LN46A550?

I used the 'Auto Program' feature, but it missed a new digital channel in my area that I am pretty sure that I should get. Is there a way that I can program that one channel, then move my antenna until I have the best picture/signal for it?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
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Great question. as a matter of fact, you will be able to add channels that may either be coming in to weak or are not on your system at all. Please note: adding channels that may have poor reception may cause the picture to loose quality. First, you will want to head into the TVs menu. Navigate to the Channel sub-menu and then select the "Channel List" option. Once in this option, you will be greeted with a bar on the left hand portion of the screen that will allow you to choose what channel lineups you cqan currently view. In this bar, please select "All" (the selection is also indicated by a satellite dish). Once "All" is selected, you will have the ability to view every channel that the TV has detected on your system, regardless if it has a strong enough signal or not. If you then highlight a grayed out channel number, then press the "Tools" button on your remote, you will be given an option box that offers you the option to "Add" the channel back into your lineup. Doing so will add the channel, even if there is not content being transmitted over it currently.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
MrSamsung
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Can you disable the sound on start up?

When I turn on my tv, it plays a start up bell/music, etc. Is there a way to disable this?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
MarkW
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In order to activate/deactivate your Power-on tone (if available on your TV), you can head into the TV's menu, then into the setup sub-menu. Once there you should see the "Melody" option. Click into that option and you should be given the ability to adjust the power on/off tone of the TV.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
MrSamsung
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LN46A550 clicking sound, no picture

I have a Samsung LN46A550 connected via HDMI cable to a Viacom HD/DVR cable box. It worked fine when I shut it off last night, now I get sound but no picture (not even a blue screen) and the TV just makes a clicking sound. I just tried replacing the cable box, same problem. Any ideas?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
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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 4 years, 2 months ago
MrSamsung
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Computer Driver

I am trying to show a computer image on the TV screen. I am able to get the picture to show, but I can not change the resolution to allow me to use the full screen. The help menus tell me to change the drivers for the remote monitor. However, when I try to do that there does not appear to be one for a Samsung that looks anything like my model. What driver should I use?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
dliebes
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Unfortunately, there are no PC drivers for the Samsung TVs. While the TV is connected to your PC, I would suggest performing a power cycle of the PC to allow the PC to fully recognize the TV. Then try adjusting the resolution on your PC again. If you are still having an issue with this, please contact 800-SAMSUNG for further assistance.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
MrSamsung
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Picture in Picture

In the specifications for picture in picture it says "pc input only" what does this mean?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
sdkoch
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Hi there dkoch, thanks for the question. As you know, the LN46A550 does have PIP. However the set only has one tuner, so when using PIP, you will be able to have a cable channel in one panel while you have another input that is not cable (i.e. PC) in another panel on the same TV.

I hope this answered your question :)
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
MrSamsung
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What is the part # we need to replace/purchase the base/stand for a ln46a550p3fxza tv?

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
ayetman
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Although I do not have access to the parts number, you can find any needed parts at Samsungparts.com.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
MrSamsung
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upon starting my 2 1/2 year old lcd tv, the right half of the screen is very dark! After about 15 min, the screen returns to normal but there is a

flickering black band at the top of the screen. What is the problem?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
zanderson6926
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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.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
MrSamsung
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Picture in Picture does not work

I understand that the TV can not run picture in picture with two TV channels. However, it should run TV and one other input (PC, HDMI DVD, Wii). Mine does not. When running two of these (TV and Wii), I have tried going to the menu and selecting PIP, but it is gray and not selectable. Can you please help?

Could it be linked to the TV updates? Do you recommend installing those? Thanks.
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
iwantpip
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PiP 1-tuner systems only allow for one cable connection to be shown at a time on the screen. In order to connect it up, you will need a hard line going into the TV (cable coax) and an active secondary connection (HDMI, component, PC). To activate it up, either head into the TV's menu or click the Tools button on the remote control.

Again, you will need both a coax connection and a secondary input connection in order to properly activate and view PiP on your set (PiP will only be available while on the secondary source). If your option is grayed out, this means that one of the required connections is not active and connected properly.

Please refer to your manual for more details.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
MrSamsung
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I need to talk to someone about my Samsung camcorder.Why is it flashing R and protection?

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
MarthaB488
Georgia
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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.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
MrSamsung
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why does my three year old tv make a clicking noise when it turn on and clicks for about a minute or two, than the picture comes up?

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
bobkatwil
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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 4 years, 2 months ago
MrSamsung
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What is wrong with my tv?

My tv won't come on, it just clicks and the light inside the digital video output flashes. Is there something i can do to reset it?
asked 4 years ago
MandyCanady
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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...

App Support:
http://www.samsung.com/us/appstore/...#

Samsung Service Number:
800-SAMSUNG

Samsung Parts:
www.SamsungParts.com

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years ago
MrSamsung
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Is there a way to connect my TV to the internet to get Netflix or simillar content from the internet?

I have a LCD TV model number LN46A550P3F ; model code; LN46A550P3FXZA; S/N: ALXK3CUQA13926V; manufactured October 2008. Is there a way to make a wireless conection to the internet? We have Xfinity cable TV and internet service with a wireless modem for our laptop. What else would we need to connect the TV?
asked 4 years ago
Dian
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Currently, the Samsung App Engine will only be available on the 2010 “C” Samsung TVs with Itnernet@TV. This means that all 2009 “B” units and 2010 “C” units that do not offer Internet@TV or Samsung Apps will not be receiving an update to run Samsung Apps and any of the associated applications at this time. To access Samsung Apps on non-Internet@TV units, you can connect a 2010 Samsung Blu-Ray player to your TV.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years ago
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