Today’s TVs can show video from a variety of signal sources. For example, cable TV, satellite TV, HDMI signal, and various video transmission protocols on computer networks.
If you have a TV released after 2020, it may have ALLM technology, automatic HDMI signal detection, if you turn on ALLM mode, the TV will automatically detect the signal and switch to play video from HDMI, but other signal sources do not switch automatically, you have to do it manually. I will now tell you how you can do this with or without the remote control, using the controls on your TV.
The controls for switching signal sources are basically the same on different televisions, but the appearance of the interface may vary slightly depending on the software version
How to change source on Samsung TV with remote
Switching the source with the remote control is convenient and practical. Using the remote control is the primary way to control your TV. So assumes and the manufacturer, so the button to select the source is on the remote control.
How to change the source on older Samsung TVs using a standard remote
In older TVs, or in TVs that are controlled only with a standard remote, a simplified operating system is used. Therefore, the visual interface on the TV screen is minimized. To select a signal source, take the remote control, there is a Source button at the top right, press this button. This button is present in both standard remote controls and Smart remotes. Sometimes it may just be a square with an arrow pointing inward, this is the logo for changing the source on the TV.
Pressing the button takes you to the TV source change menu. This menu is located at the top of the screen. The menu is displayed for about 6 seconds, during which time you must start working with the menu or it will disappear, but you can always bring up the menu by pressing the Source button again. Some remotes also have an HDMI button that takes you to a menu of active HDMI sources.
Use the left and right buttons on the remote to select the desired source and press the center input button. The TV will switch to receive the signal from the selected source.
For easier selection, usually inactive sources are highlighted in gray and active sources are highlighted in brighter color.
How to change the source in older models of Samsung Smart TVs using the remote control
Since the beginning of production of Samsung Smart TVs there have been several types of remote controls, the Source button is in all Smart TVs. As a rule, the button is located at the top and is labeled, it is very easy to find. After pressing the button on the remote control you will get to the menu of signal source selection, the appearance of the menu may differ slightly depending on the software version, but the principle is the same.
How to change the signal source in the new models of Samsung TVs from 2016 with a standard or Smart remote
The new models of Smart TVs have more powerful processors, so the menu is more animated. The order of source selection itself is slightly different, and the One remote that came with the 2016 TVs (K, M, N, R, T, A, QLED series) no longer has a Source button. If you have a regular remote, you can press the Source button and get to the Source selection menu. If you have a TV with a Smart remote (remote One), you need to do the following.
- Press the Home button on the remote One, you’re taken to the home menu.
- Using the Circle Pad control on the One, select Source.
- Press the Enter Button. You will see a menu of available sources.
- Select the desired source.
- Press the Apply button, the TV will switch to receive the signal from the selected source.
How to change source on Samsung TV without remote
Now about how to switch the signal source without the remote control. On the body of the TV are the controls for the TV. Depending on the model, these may be buttons or a joystick. If the TV has buttons, they are usually located on the side of the TV, you can switch the signal source by pressing the source or menu button.
New TVs usually have a joystick control, the joystick is located on the bottom of the TV, very often it can be found next to the logo. To switch the signal source, do the following.
- Press the button to open the TV menu, just like pressing the menu button on the remote control.
- Move the joystick to the left to select the source change mode in the menu.
- Press the joystick to open the list of external sources.
- Select the desired source
- Press the joystick button.
The TV switches to the selected source.