Are My HDMI Inputs Broken on My Philips TV?

Updated July 19, 2017

High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is used to transmit uncompressed, high-quality picture to your television. Philips is a multinational electronics company that is best known for producing televisions. As with most technology, there can be problems with the transmission of the high-quality picture to a television. If the HDMI inputs are broken on your television, you will not receive the clear picture that your television should be displaying.

HDMI Cable Connection

If the HDMI cable is not properly plugged into both the television and the secondary device, such as a set-top box, Blu-ray player or gaming system, then you will not receive a clear picture. Therefore, you should check to see that the HDMI cable is securely connected to the television and the device you are trying to use.

HDMI Input

Another common problem related to HDMI inputs is that the television has been set to the incorrect HDMI input. This can be verified by turning on your television and other devices and then checking that your television is set to the correct HDMI input. Most television remotes contain an input button that can be pressed to search through the different HDMI input options. Television remotes can differ from one another, so referring to your Philips television manual for more detailed information about this process is recommended if you encounter difficulty.

HDMI Cables

Sometimes a HDMI cable will fail, which can give the user the impression that the HDMI inputs are broken on the television. This is commonly tested by unplugging the current HDMI cable from both devices and trying a new cable in its place.

HDMI ports

Most televisions have multiple HDMI input ports. Specific ports are commonly tested by unplugging the HDMI cable from one HDMI input and connecting it to another input on the television. Unfortunately, if your television does not contain more than one HDMI input, you will not be able to test your HDMI input with this technique.

HDMI Input Repair

After a user troubleshoots the HDMI input problem with a Philips television and finds that the HDMI inputs are still not working correctly, then it is important to contact Philips directly. Philips offers an extended two-year warranty on many of its products. This warranty is included with the cost of your television. If your television is no longer under warranty, you should contact Philips for more information about the fees associated with HDMI input repair.

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Laura Ross has been writing since 2003, with her articles now appearing on various websites. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in the biological sciences from Whittier College, a Master of Science in environmental sciences from the University of California-Riverside and is pursuing a Ph.D. in environmental sciences from the University of Arizona.