How to use Anynet+ on your Samsung projector

Last Update date : Aug 09. 2021

Control an external device connected via Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) with the remote control. You can use the projector's remote control to control external devices that are connected to the Projector by an HDMI cable and that support Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC). Note that you can only set up and operate Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) with the remote control.

Before Connecting an Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) Device

  • Anynet+ cannot be used to control external devices that do not support HDMI-CEC.
  • You can configure your projector's universal remote to control third-party cable boxes, Blu-ray players, and home theatres that do not support HDMI-CEC. For more information, refer to How to use universal remote for your connected devices.
  • The remote control may not work under certain circumstances. If this occurs, set up the device as an Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)-enabled device again. 
  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) works only with external devices that support HDMI-CEC and only when those devices are either in standby mode or turned on. 
  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) can control up to 12 compliant external devices (up to 3 of the same type) except for home theatres. Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) can control only one home theatre system.
  •  To listen to 5.1 channel audio from an external device, connect the device to the projector via HDMI cable and connect a 5.1 home theatre system directly to the external device's digital audio output connector.
  • If an external device has been set up for both Anynet+ and universal remote control, the device can be controlled only with the universal remote control.
Connecting an external device through Anynet+

Connect an external device via Anynet+ so you can simply use one remote to control all your devices. The connecting process can take up to 2 minutes to complete. Here's how:

Step 1. Press the Home button on your TV remote, and then navigate to and select Settings > General.

Step 2. Select External Device Manager, and then select Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) to turn it on.

Step 3. Connect an HDMI-CEC-compliant device to the projector.

Step 4. Turn on the connected external device. The device is automatically connected to the projector. After the connection process is finished you can access the menu of the connected device using your projector remote and control the device.


If Anynet+ does not work

  • Make sure the device supports Anynet+.

  • Check the power cord and cable connections of the Anynet+ device.

  • Make sure Anynet+ is turned on (Settings > General > External Device Manager > Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)).

  • Anynet+ may not function when other functions are active, including Channel Search, Smart Hub, Initial Setup, etc.

  • If you have disconnected and then reconnected the HDMI cable, scan for devices again or turn your projector off and on.

The message "Connecting to Anynet+ device..." or "Disconnecting from Anynet+ device" appears on the screen.

  • You cannot use the remote control when the projector is configuring Anynet+ or switching to the projector viewing screen. Use the remote control after the projector has completed the Anynet+ configuration or has switched to the projector viewing screen.

The Anynet+ device won't play

  • You cannot use the play function when Reset is in progress.

The connected device is not displayed

  • Check whether the device supports Anynet+. Anynet+ devices must be connected to the projector using an HDMI cable.
  • Make sure the device is connected to your projector with an HDMI cable. Some HDMI cables may not support Anynet+.
  • Check whether the HDMI cable is properly connected. 
  • Go to Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) and see if Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) has been set to On. Select Settings > General > External Device Manager > Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC). 
  • Scan for Anynet+ devices again. 
  • If the connection is terminated because there has been a power failure or the HDMI cable has been disconnected, please scan for the device again. 

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