Samsung’s very first TV came out in 1970 by the Samsung Group, one of the world’s most recognized and successful companies. Thirty-eight years later, in 2008 the company was in its ninth quarter as the world’s leading TV producer. With that kind of production line, it’s no wonder they can keep up with their models. Nearly every household or business owns at least one Samsung TV, although when it comes to identifying the exact model, few users can do so. Some wouldn’t even know where to start.
There are a few ways of checking the model of your non-smart and smart Samsung televisions.
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How to check?
The first and simpler way to find out the model of your Samsung TV is by studying the television set itself. The model code, as well as the serial number, is written on the right. If your television set is of an older model, the model code will be on the back of the television set.
If you happen to own a Smart TV, (one that has internet connectivity), you can start by switching on the television set to get the model and serial number. Then, go to Menu then Support, and finally, click on Contact Samsung. Under Product Information, you’ll see the Model Code, Software Version and finally the Serial Number.
And better yet, on eligible Smart TVs from 2019, reveal the model number by pressing on the Play/Pause key on the remote continuously for over seven seconds. A pop-up screen with ‘About this TV’ information will reveal the Model Code under Product Information. If the pop-up window doesn’t appear, then your 2019 Smart TV isn’t eligible.
Understanding your Samsung TV’s model number
A model number is Samsung’s code that they allocate to each TV to help identify it. Using this code, you can identify where the TV was released, the year it came into the market, and which series it belongs to. Looking at your television’s code, it probably goes flying right over your head, these numbers and letters that seem so random. But in actuality, each digit does mean something and here’s the breakdown. At the very least, you’ll get to know the history behind your TV set.
Let’s say you find your Samsung TV’s model code to be UN65RU7100FXZA. Here’s how you would go about learning its story.
The first two letters stand for the area in which the TV was manufactured, and NOT for the country in which it was put together.
UE – Europe
UN – America, Korea
UA – Africa
The following two-digit number, in this case, 65, stands for the size of the screen in inches.
Next, we have the letter R which shows the year in which the TV began selling.
R – 2019
N – 2018
M – 2017
K – 2016
The number 7 signifies the series to which the TV belongs.
After that, we have the letter U which illustrates the screen resolution of the TV:
S – SUHD
U – UHD
P – plazma
No – Full HD
FXZA on a Samsung television stand for the following:
F denotes the type of digital tuner depending on the type used in a particular country. F means a standard tuner and it is used in the US, Canada, Mexico; G is for Latin America and U, K and T stand for the DVB average in Europe.
Next, we come to the X which stands for the design and finally, the ZA which represents the region for which that particular TV was developed for.
Between 2016 and 2019, how the model codes were designed changed year after year. The code used above applies to Samsung TVs manufactured between 2017 and 2020. Before then, the codes were different and didn’t reveal the same information. All in all, it is an interesting way of finding out all this information about your TV.