Ensuring Proper Samsung Settings

In the initial setup of a Samsung LCD/LED, steps are taken to ensure that the settings are proper for 24/7 use.

Initial Setup Note: During initial display setup it's important that the orientation be selected as "Landscape" and not "Portrait", even if the screen is actually portrait. The computer compensates for the orientation on its side, and so having "Portrait" selected on the screen actually makes things more complicated.

 

BEFORE the media player is installed and functional:

1). Point source to HDMI.

 

AFTER the media player is installed and functional, there are two primary functions on the Samsung LCD/LED which need to be modified: 

2). Turn the Eco settings off. This is so that the screens don't turn off on their own after a period of inactivity, ensuring 24x7 runtime.

3). Set the Power Control options. This ensures that if there's a power outage, the screen will come back on when the power returns, without manually turning the screen on.

 

The next function is to secure the LCD/LED from unauthorized personnel:

4). Lock the remote with a PIN number. This ensures that the settings can't be changed or turned off unwittingly.

 

1). Point source to HDMI.

  • On the remote, Press SOURCE, then press the right or left arrow until landing on HDMI 1 or HDMI2, whichever port the HDMI cable is connected to. 
  • If the HDMI cable is ever reconnected to a different port, repeat the above step. 



2). Turn the Eco settings off. 

  • On the remote, press MENU, go to System, then select ECO Solution.
  • Set all the values to OFF. 

 

3). Set the Power Control options.

  • On the remote, press MENU, go to Settings, select Power Control.
  • The settings should be:
    • Auto Power On: On
    • Max. Power Saving: Off
    • Standby Control: Off
    • Remote Configuration: Off
    • Power Button: Power On Only

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4). Lock the remote with a PIN number.

  • On the remote, press MENU, go to System, then select Change PIN.
  • Enter the existing PIN (the default is 0000).
  • Change the PIN by entering it twice on the screen as prompted.
    • Your IT administrator or manager will provide the PIN to use.
    • Press LOCK on the remote.
    • Enter the PIN you created earlier.
    • Test that the remote is locked by pressing any key, including "Power Off", and it should prompt you for a PIN.

Note: To unlock it in the future, press Lock on the remote, and enter the PIN.

Note: If you unlock it, make sure to re-lock it and test the lock before leaving. It will not automatically re-lock on its own.