Medion is a European-based electronics manufacturer that has begun expanding its market in the United States. Among the company's products is a line of flat-panel LCD TVs that, as of 2010, range in size from 17 to 40 inches. Connecting and operating a Medion TV involves following a procedure similar to that of other brands.
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Things you need
- video/audio cables --- HDMI, component, coaxial, composite, S-video and/or VGA
Select the manner in which you wish to display your Medion LCD TV. You can choose to set it upright on its pedestal stand or attach it to a bracket for wall-mounting display. If you choose wall-mounting, you might wish to connect any video and audio cables to the rear panel of the TV before attaching the wall-mounting bracket.
Connect the TV to your various source components by using the type of cable(s) supported by that component and your particular model TV. Some models feature HDMI for digital high-definition connections to a cable/satellite receiver box and DVD/Blu-ray player, while others must use the component video connection for this purpose, and all will have composite and S-video inputs for analogue sources (e.g., VCR). As the number and type of connections vary by model, ensure that the model you purchase features the inputs necessary for your viewing needs. Connect the cables from their outputs on the video components to a matching input on the rear or side panel of the TV.
Select your country and language in the "Auto Program" menu that appears after powering on the TV for the first time, if your model offers this option. Scroll the cursor to "OK" and press "Enter," and the automatic channel search will commence. For other models, press "TV" and "Menu," use the up or down volume key to select "TV Setting" and then select "Auto Scan" to perform this task, which might not be necessary unless connecting the TV directly to a cable outlet or antenna.
Press the device button on the remote control (e.g., "TV,") that corresponds to the device you wish to view and to the input to which that device is connected. Some models, such as the MD 2780, label the device buttons by connection type ("SV" for S-video, "CV" for component video). Utilise the basic buttons on the remote control, such as channel and volume up/down and the numeric keypad, as you would with any TV.
Change the aspect ration of the picture by pressing the key on the remote control that performs this function, which will be the "Zoom (directional arrows)" or "ARC" button. Picture size options for this feature will vary by model
Connect a PC to the TV by using the VGA input on the rear of the TV (and its corresponding audio input) if you wish to use the TV as an external monitor. Select the "PC/VGA" input on the remote control.
Press "Menu" to activate the on-screen menu, and use the channel and volume keys to scroll through the various menu settings to access and adjust the available video and audio settings, and press the other designated buttons on the remote control when needed to control other viewing aspects and advanced features, such as picture-in-picture.
Tips and warnings
- Consult your User's Manual for detailed operating instructions and information on the features and options available with your specific model.
- Some Medion LCD TVs are only "HD-ready," which means they require connection to a source with an HD tuner, such as a cable/satellite receiver, to display HD video.
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