Activating PVR on D5500

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This page describes how to activate PVR on Samsung D5500. Witch PVR you can use Timeshift function (pause the live program, go back in a while and watch it from that moment), and Digital Video Recorder (TV is capable to record only from DVB-T and DVB-C tuner). This is very simple operation.

Working models

As now it is fully confirmed to be working on:

  • UExxD5500
  • UExxD5700

If You have tested on other models, please update this wiki or let me know.

Needed stuff

  • TV and PC connected to the same network (I've tested on LAN)
    Photo of Smart-Hub on D5500 with PVR enabled
  • PC tool called ruSamsungTVCommunicator
  • Working Remote Controller :)

Step 1: Download ruSamsungTVCommunicator

  • Download ruSamsungTVCommunicator.
    Photo of standard service menu in D5500
  • Turn on TV in normal mode, and alow remote controlling via network in your TV's settings.
  • Run ruSamsungTVCommunicator. It should automaticly detect TV's IP address and try to connect.
  • On TV accept ruSamsungTVCommunicator as network remote controller (this step is very important).
  • Close ruSamsungTVCommunicator on your PC and turn off your TV.

Step 2: Turn on TV in Service Mode

  • Turn on TV in service mode by pressing INFO MENU MUTE POWER buttons in sequence.
  • Wait a while as TV boot up and show Service Menu on screen.
  • Run ruSamsungTVCommunicator on your PC, and wait a while to connect.
    Photo of hidden opts in service sub-menu in D5500
  • In ruSamsungTVCommunicator click Factory (service menu dissapears on TV).
  • In ruSamsungTVCommunicator click 3Speed (service menu appears again, with hidden options visible).

Step 3: Enabling PVR

  • From Service Menu select Control, than Sub-option
  • Find PVR and change it to ON
  • Save settings by pressing POWER on remote controller (TV turns off)

Step 4: Testing

  • Start TV in normal mode.
    Photo of source menu in D5500 with PVR enabled
  • Connect fast HDD to USB port
  • On any DTV channel press REC button on remote, TV will ask about disk etc.
  • DISK WILL BE FORMATTED! (You can choose which partition to format if you have more than 1)
  • If TV end disk performance tests with success you can use PVR and Timeshift

--b1czu 21:13, 22 November 2011 (UTC)