Connecting your devices to your new TV

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1. USB

Originally, this input was used for service to upgrade firmware. You can now use it to display Photo images on your TV. To do this copy your picture files to a USB thumb drive and plug into this USB port and change TV input to Media (USB), you can then start photo player.

2. Antenna In

Also known as a coaxial cable connection. This threaded connection is used to attach an external antenna (to receive over­the­air broadcast signals) or, sometimes, a cable set­top box. Modern set­top boxes usually have HDMI or component connections for a higher­quality connection between devices, so it is unlikely you would use this port.

3. PC Audio In

For VGA PC in, you need to connect your equipment with the 3.5mm stereo audio connector using the PC audio in connector. If your computer has DVI, you can connect DVI to HDMI1 on the TV , you will then need to connect the audio output of your PC to this connector.

4. VGA In

Also known as a VGA connector, this is a way to connect a laptop or other personal computer to a television. This connection is video only, so you would need to set up an additional audio connection to hear whatever was coming out of your computer (unless you were happy playing the audio over the computer’s speakers)

5. HDMI

The current standard for high­definition video and audio connections. HDMI cables carry high­definition video and surround­sound audio in one cable. The content is transmitted digitally, so there’s little to no signal degradation, even over long distances.

6. Component/Composite

Component : Before HDMI, this was the  only way to send high­definition video from a device to the display. Component cables are divided into three plugs — red, green and blue — each carrying a part of the video signal. Component cables are video­only, so you still need an audio connection to hear anything.

Composite : The most basic — and lowest in fidelity — video connection. Good for connecting older equipment like camcorders or game consoles that lack the newer, more capable standards. Composite video connector is shared with Component Green connector.

7. Audio In

Also known as RCA jacks, these ubiquitous ports are either red or white, to represent the left and right channels of a stereo signal. They provide low­fidelity audio connections for Component/Composite Video connectors.

8. Optical Audio

Also known as Toslink, this standard uses fiber optic cables to transmit high­quality audio from the display to a soundbar, home theater system or an amplifier. Some audio components have moved to the HDMI standard, but there are still many products old and new that use this cable.

9. Headphone out

If you don't want to hear audio through TV speaker, you can connect any headphones with the typical 3.5mm audio connector. Just plug the headphone in and go - you may need to change your audio volume. This solution is convenient because it sends all the TV's audio over the headphones, no matter what device they come from.