Samsung Menu – Broadcasting

Broadcasting Settings on Samsung Smart TVs, menus and available options may vary depending on your Samsung TV model.
This guide is based on the following Samsung model and software version:
Model: UE50HU6905XXE
Software version: T-NT14UDEUC-1034.1, BT-S
Sub-micon Version: T-NT14UDEUS-1107

Press the Menu button on your Samsung remote, the following options are available:
Auto Tuning
– Terrestrial, Satellite, Cable or local service
Channel List – Shows all available channels
Schedule Manager – Schedule a recording or a viewing
Edit Channels – Organise stored channel, delete channels
Edit Favourites – Organise and edit your favourites
Edit Channel Number – Enable or Disable
Audio Options
– Audio Language, Audio Format (Depending on what is available)
Program Rating Lock
(Parental lock, PIN required), Channel Lock – On or Off
Common Interface
Channel Settings
– Country (Area), Manual Tuning, Fine Tuning, Transfer Channel List, Teletext Language


Auto Tuning

Auto Tuning automatically scans and indexes all channels received through the TV’s antenna input connector. One point to mention, both the terrestrial and satellite receivers in Samsung TVs have a very high threshold, this means they require a strong signal to reach the ‘threshold’ and give stable reception. So Samsung TVs can not really be recommended for fringe reception such as UK channels overseas.
If there are saved channels, this feature deletes the existing list and then saves the newly scanned channels. It is also possible to keep already stored channels.
Choose between Terrestrial (DVB-T/T2, Satellite (DVB-S/S2) or Cable TV (DVB-C).
In satellite mode, it is possible to add more than one satellite if your satellite setup uses a DiSEqC switch. Unfortunately, there is no Transponder edit option available on Samsung TVs (unlike LG). That said, it is possible to add new transponders, if you type in the frequency of a transponder already in the database, it should overwrite it.

Before you begin the search, there are some options available like channel type (All, TV & Radio), Scan Scope (All channels or Free channels only).

To automatically tune your TV, do the following: Press Menu > Broadcasting > Auto Tuning

  1. Press Menu on your Samsung remote
  2. Select Broadcasting
  3. Select Auto Tuning
  4. Select Aerial (Terrestrial, Satellite, Cable)
  5. Select Start

When you see the Auto Tuning screen menu choose the aerial type: Terrestrial, Satellite or Cable. Under terrestrial, there will also be a Digital & Analogue option.
There is no option to choose only free-to-air channels under a terrestrial scan, though this option is available during a satellite scan.


Manual Tuning

To manually tune your TV, do the following: Press Menu > Broadcasting > Channel Settings > Manual Tuning
Manual Tuning will scan for a channel manually, on a single frequency and stores it on the TV. This can be useful in areas covered by more than one terrestrial transmitter group.

Set the Channel, Frequency, Bandwidth. When scanning has finished, a channel is updated in the channel list.

Manual Tuning on satellite (DVB-S/S2), allows you to add a new satellite transponder, type in the frequency, Symbol Rate (such as 27500, 22000, 23000), polarization (Horizontal or Vertical).
Forward Error Correction (FEC) is automatically set by the TV.


Transfer Channel List

To transfer a channel list, do the following: Broadcasting > Channel Settings > Transfer Channel List
Imports or exports the channel map. When the PIN input screen appears, enter the PIN.
You will need to connect a USB storage device to use this function on your TV.
The channel list is exported and imported as a .scm file (channel_list.scm)

There are two options available:

  1. Import from USB: Import channel list from USB.
  2. Export to USB: Export channel list to USB. This function is available when USB is connected.



Choose the mode of reception, there are three options available: Terrestrial (DVB-T/T2), Satellite (DVB-S/S2) and Cable (DVB-C). There may also be other options available depending on your location. The source must be set to TV to use any of the available options under the Broadcasting Menu.

To check the signal information of any stored channels see: Support > Self Diagnostics > Signal Information
Here you will find information on:
Symbol Rate
Service ID
Bit Error Level


Channel List

Broadcasting > Channel List
Launch the Channel List while watching TV to change channels or to see what’s on other channels.
Select a channel from the Channel List to jump to it right away. To quickly scroll through the list, use the channel up/down buttons. This moves the focus one page at a time.

Changing to Favourites

Press > button to select Favourites 1 through Favourites 5. This shows the selected list’s channels. However, a Favourites list can only be selected if it contains at least one favourites channel.
If you have not created a Favourites list yet, you need to create one first.

Registering, Removing, and Editing Channels

Broadcasting > Edit Channel Try Now Channel – Edit
Remove channels from the index of channel restore removed channels, and rename analogue channels.

Registering and Removing Channels

Broadcasting > Edit Channel
Removing Registered Channels – Remove registered channels from the index.

  1. Select the channels you want to remove. Unselect channels by choosing them again. To select all the channels, select Options from the bottom of the screen and then select Select All from the list.
  2. Once you have made your selection, select Delete from the bottom of the screen to remove the selected channels.

Editing Registered Channels

Broadcasting > Edit Channel
Select Options at the bottom of the screen to access the following options. However, the available options may vary depending on the broadcast signal.
Select All – Selects all channels displayed in the Edit Channel screen.
Sorting (Digital channels only) – Change the list ordered by Channel Name or Number.
Aerial – Choose between Terrestrial, Cable or Satellite.


If you select a Category, its channels appear in the list among the TV’s channels.
Edit Favourites – Organise favourites lists to find favourite channels and switch between channels more easily.
Rename channel – Rename Analogue Channels. The new name can be up to 5 characters long.
Channel Info – Check the information on the channel.
Information – View detailed information about the current programme.

Enabling/Disabling Password Protection on Channels

Broadcasting > Edit Channel
You can lock channels you do not want your children to view. To enable password protection, set Channel Lock to On.
First, navigate to Broadcasting > Channel Lock and set it to On.

Changing Numbers

Change the number of the channels in edit channels List. Select channels from the Edit Channel screen and then select Change Number at the bottom of the screen.

Locking/ Unlocking Channels

Select channels from the Edit Channel screen and then select Lock or Unlock at the bottom of the screen. When the password entry window appears, enter the password.
This locks or unlocks the selected channels.

Edit Channel Number

Broadcasting > Edit Channel Number
Availability depends on the specific model and area. Use this to change channel number. When channel number is changed, channel information is not updated automatically.

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