How to Put Input on a Philips Plasma Television

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How to Put Input on a Philips Plasma Television
Philips plasma televisions provide widescreen viewing and high definition. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Today's media produces beautiful, crisp and detailed high definition television shows, movies and video games. These HD media require a television and peripherals designed to take advantage of the high definition offerings and display them crisply for your enjoyment. Once you have your Philips plasma television out of the box and ready to go, you will need to connect your peripherals to the television input before enjoying your programming. Philips plasma televisions offer a variety of inputs to accommodate your needs.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Screw the coaxial cable connector into the "Cable In" or "Antenna In" of the television. To view this input, press the "Source" button on the television until "TV" or "Cable" is selected.

  2. 2

    Plug the composite cable into the "Composite In" or "Video In" of the television. Match the colours on the end of the cord to the colours on the television. Red is the right audio channel, white is left audio channel, and yellow is video. To view this input, press the "Source" button on the television until "AV 1" or "AV 2" or "Side" is selected, depending on the label above the input you used.

  3. 3

    Plug the component cable into the "Component In" of the television. Match the colours on the end of the cord to the colours on the television. Red is the right audio channel, white is the left audio channel, and the blue, green, and a second red are video. To view this input, press the "Source" button on the television until "AV 1" is selected.

  4. 4

    Plug the S-video cable into the "S-video" or "Video In" of the television. S-Video does not carry audio signal, so you will need to use the red and white composite cables for audio as described in Step 1. To view this input, press the "Source" button on the television until "AV 1" or "Side" is selected, depending on the label above the input you used.

  5. 5

    Plug the HDMI cable into one of the HDMI inputs on the television. HDMI carries both high definition audio and video, so no other cable is needed. To view this input, press the "Source" button on the television until "HDMI" is selected.

  6. 6

    Plug the VGA or DVI cable into the VGA or DVI input on the television. If either does not exist on your television, use a VGA or DVI to HDMI converter on the television input. To view this input, press the "Source" button on the television until "VGA" or "DVI" or "PC" is selected, depending on the television model.

  7. 7

    Use the source button to switch between multiple inputs after the initial set-up.

Tips and warnings

  • Coaxial, composite, and S-video cables do not carry high definition programming to the television. If you want to display HD programming, use component, HDMI, VGA or DVI inputs. Each Phillips plasma television may have slightly different inputs. Refer to your owner's manual for further clarification.

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