Have you ever faced the issue of your Samsung TV not displaying your desired input source when you turn it on? This can be frustrating and time-consuming to manually switch to the correct input source every time you turn on your TV.
I have faced it myself and I know It can be especially frustrating if you have multiple devices connected to your TV and constantly have to switch between them. This can lead to confusion and annoyance, especially if you have older Samsung TV models that may not have intuitive navigation menus.
The good news is that setting the default input source on your Samsung TV is an easy process and can save you time and hassle in the long run.
Samsung TVs are some of the best in the market and come with a range of features and options. One such option is the ability to change or set the default input source, whether it is an older model or a newer one.
First off, there’s a simple method that involves going through your TV’s settings menu. But, if that doesn’t work for you, don’t worry, there’s another method that involves accessing a secret menu. Both methods are super easy, and I’ll guide you through each one step-by-step, so you can pick the one that works best for you. Let’s dive in!
Note: Both of these methods work on both newer and older Samsung TV models. So you’re good to go no matter what type of Samsung TV you have.
Method 1 (Default Method)
- Press the ‘Menu‘ button on your remote control to open the main menu.
- Navigate to ‘Settings‘ using the arrow keys and select it with the ‘Enter‘ button.
- Choose ‘General‘ from the settings menu.
- Select ‘Start setup‘.
- When you’re prompted to select a content source, choose ‘Digital Media Player‘ and then select the HDMI port where your device is connected. (For example, if you’re using an Apple TV or Roku, select the HDMI port where it’s plugged in).
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.
Congratulations! Now every time you turn on your TV, it will automatically start with your chosen digital media player (Apple TV, Roku, etc.) that’s connected to the selected HDMI port.
After following the above steps you can enjoy your favorite shows and movies without having to manually change the input source every time you turn on your Samsung TV.
Alright but what if you are unable to set the default input source using the above steps, don’t worry, I got you covered.
So If you’re having trouble with the usual method, no worries! I’ve got your back. There’s another method that’s just as effective and it involves accessing the secret menu. And the best part? It works on almost all Samsung TVs – whether you have an old model or a brand-new one. So don’t stress, let’s get started!
Method 2 (Secret Menu Method)
Here is a step-by-step guide for setting the default input source on your Samsung TV through Secret Menu:
- “Turn on” your Samsung TV and go to the “Main Menu”.
- Press the following buttons on your remote control: Mute, 1, 8, 2, and Power, This will bring up the Samsung TV secret menu.
- In the secret menu, select ‘Control‘ and then choose ‘Hotel Options‘. If your TV model does not have ‘Hotel Options’, skip stepping 5.
- In the ‘Hotel Options‘ menu, select ‘Hospitality Mode‘ (if available) and turn it ‘On‘.
- Next, select ‘Power On Source‘ and choose ‘HDMI/DVI On‘ to set HDMI as the default input source.
- Exit the secret menu by pressing the ‘Power‘ button on your remote.
- Now, every time you turn on your Samsung TV, it will automatically select the HDMI input or whichever you set as the default input as the primary source.
Note: Some Samsung TV models may have slightly different menu options or may not have the ‘Hotel Options‘ menu at all. If you are unable to access the secret menu or are unsure about the steps, it’s best to consult your TV’s user manual or contact Samsung support so that they can assist with your TV’s particular model.
To sum it up, setting a default input source on Samsung Smart TV can be a great time-saver and convenience for users who frequently use one particular device.
Whether you want to set your HDMI input as a default source or any other input source, the process is straightforward and can be done through the TV settings. For those looking for more advanced options, the secret menu provides more flexibility for configuring the HDMI input. However, it’s important to note that the process may be complicated, and users should exercise caution when using this method.
Lastly, just wanted to give you a heads-up! In case you have an LG TV at your place or with your loved one, I’ve got you covered too. I’ve put together a quick guide on how to set up the default input on LG TVs, which you might find handy. So, if you’re interested, feel free to check it out! No one wants to waste time fumbling with TV inputs, right? Let’s make sure you’re all set up with the perfect input source on both your Samsung and LG TVs.
Here are some FAQs related to setting the default input source on Samsung TVs:
Q: Can I set a default input source for my Samsung TV?
A: Yes, you can set a default input source for your Samsung TV by following the steps mentioned above.
Q: Will my Samsung TV always start with the default input source?
A: Yes, if you have set a default input source for your Samsung TV, it will always start with that input source when you turn on the TV.
Q: Can I change the default input source on my Samsung TV?
A: Yes, you can change the default input source on your Samsung TV by following the steps mentioned above or by accessing the secret menu if you already know how to access it.
Q: What is the secret menu on a Samsung TV?
A: The secret menu on a Samsung TV is a hidden menu that offers more advanced options for configuring various settings on the TV.
Q: Is accessing the secret menu on my Samsung TV safe?
A: Accessing the secret menu on your Samsung TV can be a complicated process, and if you’re not prepared, it’s recommended that you don’t use this method.
Q: Can I set a specific input source to connect by default on my Samsung TV?
A: Yes, you can set a specific input source to connect by default on your Samsung TV by following the steps mentioned above. This input source will connect regardless of signal availability.