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TV Input devices

You can control applications using a standard remote control, a Smart Touch Control, or a mouse.

Standard Remote Control Buttons

The buttons listed below are those most commonly used in applications. They may have slightly different functions or labels, depending on the product or the model of the remote control.

Remote Control Buttons Actions(The Whole Application Screen)
POWER TV power On/Off
Volume UP/DOWN [With No Sound]
NR (Not Response)
[With Sound (Play Music/Clips)]
Display TV Volume OSD
MUTE [With No Sound]
NR (Not Response)
[With Sound (Play Music/Clips)]
Display TV Mute OSD
0~9 (Number) [With No Assigned Functions] NR (Not Response)
[With Assigned Functions] Work the assigned function. (ex. IME)
TOOLS [With No Assigned Functions] NR (Not Response)
[With Assigned Functions] Work the Assigned Function.
ex) Options, Additional Functions Calling
INFO [With No Assigned Functions] NR (Not Response)
[With Assigned Functions] Work the assigned function.
SMART HUB Close the currently running application
RETURN Restore to the previous screen(upper step)
* Depending on the application type, a confirmation popup message may be displayed to ensure that the button was pressed on purpose. (ex. game applications)
EXIT [General Status] Close application
[In case that the popup window is open] Close the popup Window.
* Depending on the application type, a confirmation popup message may be displayed to ensure that the button was pressed on purpose. (ex. game applications)
Four Directions [With No Assigned Functions] NR (Not Response)
[With Assigned Functions] Work the assigned function.
ex) Moving Highlights, Adjusting Option Value
Enter (ENTER) [With No Assigned Functions] NR (Not Response)
[With Assigned Functions] Work the assigned function.
ex) Selecting item, Playing video
Color
(RED (A) / GREEN (B) / YELLOW (C) / BLUE (D))
[With no Assigned Functions] NR (Not Response)
[With Assigned functions] Work the assigned function.
RED (A) button is dedicated for login/logout, so the button should not be used for any other function.
Playback
Enter
[With No Assigned Functions] NR (Not Response)
[With Assigned Functions] Work the assigned function.
Channel UP/DOWN [TV Status] Return to TV channel and change channel after closing the currently running application
[Outside Input Status] Display a Message (Not Available)

A standard remote control has all of the buttons shown above. Pressing a button directly requests its function. Smart Touch Controls don't have these buttons, and this must considered when designing an application.

Smart Touch Control Features

The Smart Touch Control launched in 2012, and allows you to navigate in four directions by moving your finger across the touchpad. Buttons that are available on a standard remote control, such as colors, playback controls, numbers, etc. are arranged by category and accessed through on-screen menus. Using the Smart Touch Control, functions commonly used in applications are activated as follows:

Remote Control Buttons Smart Touch Control
POWER Press the Power button
Volume UP/DOWN Press the VOLUME UP/DOWN button
MUTE Press and hold the touchpad
0~9 (Number) Press the Number button to display the number pad on screen, and then select the number to enter
TOOLS Press the TOOLS button
INFO Press the Hot Key button located under the touchpad to display the Hot Key menu on screen, and then select INFO
SMART HUB Press the SMART HUB button
RETURN Press the RETURN button
EXIT N/A
Four Directions Drag and flick the touchpad
ENTER Press the touchpad
Color
(RED (A) / GREEN (B) / YELLOW (C) / BLUE (D))
Press the Color/Playback Control button located above the touchpad to display the Color/Playback menu on screen, and then select the color button to activate
Playback
Enter
Press the Color/Playback Control button located above the touchpad to display the Color/Playback menu on screen, and then select the color button to activate
Channel UP/DOWN Press the CHANNEL UP/DOWN button

Unlike a standard remote, the Smart Touch Control groups the colors and playback controls into a single button, so a step to select a button from the on-screen menu should be added. Therefore, a frequently used function should not be assigned to a color or playback control. Also, a function which requires repeated input should not be assigned to a color, because selecting a color causes the menu to disappear.

Picture 3-1. Color/Playback Control Menu

Picture 3-1. Color/Playback Control Menu

Picture 3-2. Number Pad Menu

Picture 3-2. Number Pad Menu

As the table on the previous page shows, the Smart Touch Control does not provide a separate EXIT button; the Color/Playback Control button is used for exiting instead. Therefore, it is difficult to close an application directly with the Smart Touch Control if pressing the EXIT button is the only option. For this reason, an alternative means of exiting should be provided (e.g. pressing the RETURN button repeatedly).

Basic navigation, such as moving the highlight in four directions, is done using the touchpad. The highlight can be moved by dragging and flicking. To perform an ENTER action, press the touchpad area that is not assigned to specific buttons.

Smart Touch Control

Picture 3-3. Smart Touch Control

  • Drag

    The action of touching and then moving your finger on the touchpad without releasing; the duration of contact is defined as the dragging action. A movement of 3mm or longer constitutes dragging; lifting the finger off the touchpad ends the action. A 1cm long horizontal or vertical movement moves the highlight by one step. The highlight can be moved continuously in proportion to the length of the action.

  • Flick

    The action of lightly touching and releasing the touchpad in a specific direction; the highlight is rapidly moved over multiple items in proportion to the strength of the action.

Mouse Functions

When you connect a mouse to the TV, a cursor will be displayed on screen and you will be able to use it to select items directly. When controlling an application with a mouse, it must be possible to select items, activate functions, and perform other actions such as closing the application. You must also be able to activate a function by clicking on the relevant button guide displayed in the navigation help area.

Areas You Can Select with the Mouse Cursor

Picture 3-4. Areas You Can Select with the Mouse Cursor

You can navigate between pages by scrolling the mouse wheel, and right clicking has the same effect as pressing the TOOLS button.