How to Set the Time on a Samsung 42-Inch HDTV

By Bobbye Alley

Many functions of Samsung HDTV models rely on the television's clock being set. The clock settings affect timer features and can affect recording if the TV is linked to a DVR or other recording device. When the clock is set, a viewer can also check the time on the television screen with a click on the remote. The clock on Samsung TV models can be set manually or automatically if the set is connected to a digital signal such as a cable box.

Things You'll Need

  • Samsung HDTV remote control

Set Clock Manually

Step 1

Press the menu button on the remote control with the television turned on. Use the up and down arrows on the remote to select "Setup" on the screen. Then select "Time" and press the "Enter" button.

Step 2

Select "Clock" and press "Enter.". Select "Clock Mode," then "Manual" and then "Clock Set." Press "Enter."

Step 3

Use the left and right arrows to select the correct month, day and year on the screen.

Step 4

Press the down arrow on the remote control to access the hour, minute and a.m./p.m. Enter the correct time using the up and down arrows or by pressing the corresponding numbers on the remote. Press "Enter" when finished. Then press "Exit" on the remote to complete setup.

Step 5

Access the current time by pressing the "Info" button on the remote. If power to the television is disconnected, the time and date settings will be lost.

Set Clock Automatically

Step 1

Press the "Menu" button on the remote control with the television turned on. Use the up and down arrows on the remote to select "Setup" on the screen. Then select "Time" and press the "Enter" button.

Step 2

Select "Clock" and press "Enter." Select "Clock Mode," then "Auto." Press "Enter."

Step 3

Use the up and down arrows on the remote to select "Time Zone" and press "Enter." Find the proper time zone using the arrows and press "Enter."

Step 4

Use the up and down arrows again on the menu to select "DST," or Daylight Saving Time, and press "Enter." Use the arrows to select DST on or off---depending on where you live--and press "Enter."

Step 5

Complete setup by pressing the "Exit" button on the remote.