Question

How can I connect several external devices to my TV?

Answer

Your TV is equipped with several types of connections. The type of connection you should use to connect a certain device depends on which features of the particular device you want to use.

NOTE: for the connection of a PC refer to the FAQ on this subject.

Digital connection

  • The most complete connection available on your TV is the HDMI connection. This connection accepts high definition (HD) signals from external devices, such as a digital Set Top Box, a DVD-player or a game console such as the PS3.

Analogue connection

  • If you want to connect more than one of this kind of external devices, the YPbPr (also called component or YUV) connection is a good choice. 
     
  • The Scart connection on this TV accepts RGB and CVBS signals. The RGB signals offer a higher picture quality than CVBS signals. To record what you are viewing on the TV, connect to EXT1. The recording (on an external recorder) will be in CVBS quality. 
     
  • The next best option is the CVBS connection, which enable you to connect devices that are not equipped with a Scart, HDMI or YPbPr connection, such as a video camera or photo camera.

After connecting several devices you select any one of them with the 'SOURCE' button on the remote control of your TV. When you press this button repeatedly you select the external connections alternatively. If the source is HDMI or Scart, the TV will automatically switch to the source input.

Alternately, you may add the new device(s) to the home menu and select the device via the home menu. If a device is no longer connected to the TV, you can remove it from the home menu.

Follow this procedure to add your devices:

  1. Press the button on the remote control to access the home menu.
  2. Use the cursor buttons to select ADD NEW DEVICE on the home menu and press the 'OK' button.
  3. A message appears, prompting you to add a new device.
  4. Select START and press the 'OK' button.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to select the type of device and where it is connected.
    NOTE: If a particular connector has already been assigned to another device, it will not show up in the list of connectors.
  6. When the guide is completed, press the 'OK' button.
  7. A new device icon is added to the home menu.
  8. Repeat step 2 and 6 if you wish to add more devices.
  9. Press the 'BACK' button to exit the menu.

NOTE: You will not be able to change the TV connector of a previously added device. If you wish to change the TV connector of a previously added device, you will have to delete this device and re-add it with the desired connector.

Follow this procedure to remove your devices:

  1. Press the button on the remote control to access the home menu.
  2. Use the cursor buttons to select the device you wish to delete.
  3. Press the 'OPTIONS' button.
  4. Select REMOVE DEVICE and press the 'OK' button.
  5. A message appears, prompting you to remove the device.
  6. Select REMOVE and press the 'OK' button.
  7. The selected device icon is deleted from the Home menu.
  8. Repeat step 2 and 6 if you wish to delete more devices.
  9. Press the 'BACK' button to exit the menu. 
     

 Audio connection

  • Connect an audio device (home cinema set, amplifier) to the 'SPDIF OUT' connection at the back of the TV to hear the sound of the TV through your audio system. 
     
  • Connect headphones to the side connector and the TV loudspeaker will be muted. Adjust the headphones volume using the headphones volume in the [Setup] > [Sound] > [Headphone volume] menu.

Multimedia connection 

  • Connect a USB memory device to the side USB connector.
    1. Only memory device in FAT/DOS format are supported.
    2. Your TV supports playback of multimedia files in JPEG (Photos) and MP3 (Music) format exclusively.
    3. Portable hard discs are only supported as a mass storage device without any multimedia capabilities. If your portable hard disc comes with multimedia capabilities, you have to connect your hard disc as a standard peripheral device.

If the above solution does not help, you may refer to the Philips Connectivity Guide on the Contact & support page, which will assist you in making all the necessary connections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI connection

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YPbPr (also called component or YUV) connection

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Scart connection

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CVBS connection

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SPDIF connection

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Headphones connection

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