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How to Use HDMI & Audio Input in an Acer Monitor

Updated February 21, 2017

An Acer LCD computer monitor can provide a more colour-correct image than that of a television set. If you want to view a high-resolution image from a video source -- for example, a Blu-ray player -- connect a high-resolution video cable to an Acer monitor, such as the G245H Special Edition. Audio can also be played from the Acer, provided that an audio cable is used. Setting up the Acer monitor to accept the audio/video signals requires nothing more than the cables themselves, and a few adjustments made on the Acer's control panel.

Connect an end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI output of a video source -- for example, a Blu-ray player. Insert the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI input on the Acer computer monitor.

Connect the left and right audio plugs at one end of the Mini-Jack-to-RCA audio cable into the left and right audio inputs on the video source. Plug the mini-jack end of the Mini-Jack-to-RCA audio cable into the mini-jack audio port on the Acer.

Turn the video source on. Select "Menu" from the video source's remote control. Select "Video," "Video input" and "HDMI." Press the "Menu" button.

Turn the Acer on. Press "Menu" on the control player at the bottom of the screen. Select "Video" "Video input" and "HDMI." Press the "Menu" button.

Insert a movie disc into the Blu-ray player that is providing the video source connected to the Acer. Watch the high-definition video play on the Acer as the audio comes out of the Acer's built-in audio speakers.

Tip

A pair of powered speakers will provide for more audio volume than the Acer can put out.

Warning

Not every computer monitor has an HDMI input.

Things You'll Need

  • HDMI cable
  • Mini-Jack-to-RCA audio cable
  • Blu-ray player
  • Blu-ray disc
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About the Author

Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology maven with more than 15 years of editorial experience. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography with a Bachelor of Arts in photographic arts, his editorial work has appeared both domestically as well as internationally in publications such as "Home Theater," "Electronic House," "eGear," "Computer and Video Games" and "Digitrends."