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How to connect several external devices to Philips TV?

Published on 2016-12-29

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.

NOTE: The HDMI connection only supports the LPCM (Linear Pulse Code Modulation) and AC3 (Dolby Digital) audio formats. The DTS (Digital Theater Systems) audio format is not supported via HDMI.

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. Use the component video adaptor cable (supplied) and audio adaptor cable (not supplied) to connect your external device to the TV.

  • The SCART connection on this TV accepts RGB and CVBS signals. The RGB signals offer a higher picture quality than CVBS signals. This TV DOES NOT have a video out therefore it is not possible to record the programme from the SCART connection. Use the supplied SCART adaptor cable to connect your external device to the TV.

  • Your TV DOES NOT have a composite video (CVBS) cinch input connection. If your device has a CVBS output, but not SCART connection, you can purchase a SCART-to-cinch cable. Insert the SCART connector into the SCART connection on your TV and connect the yellow, red and white cinch cables to the corresponding CVBS outputs of the external device.

After connecting several devices, press the [Source] button on the remote control. Use the cursor [Right] to select the TV connection you have used to connect your devices and press the [OK] button in order to watch their programme.

Audio connection

  • Connect an audio device (home cinema set, amplifier) to the ‘DIGITAL AUDIO OUT’ connection at the side of the TV to hear the sound of the TV through your audio system.

Your TV has a HDMI Audio return channel (ARC) feature that allows output of TV audio to a HDMI source with ARC functionality. You do not need to connect a separate digital audio connection. If your audio system also has the HDMI ARC connection, connect it to any of the HDMI connections on this TV. The HDMI ARC connection combines both signals. You can use any HDMI connection on this TV to connect the audio system but ARC is only available for 1 device/connection at a time.

Your TV DOES NOT have an analogue audio out (red and white) cinch connection. In order to connect the ‘DIGITAL AUDIO OUT’ from the TV to an analogue stereo system, you will need a Digital-to-analog converter (DAC or D-to-A). Make sure that the convertor supports the conversion of both LPCM (Linear Pulse Code Modulation) and AC3 (Dolby Digital) audio format. If you are unsure whether or not a particular converter is suitable, ask your retailer.

NOTE: This TV does not support the DTS (Digital Theater Systems) audio format. Therefore, the DTS audio signal will not pass through the HDMI ARC or the ‘DIGITAL AUDIO OUT’ (SPDIF) connection.

  • Connect headphones to the side connector. Adjust the headphones volume using the headphones volume in the Options menu > [Picture and sound] > [Headphones volume] and press the [Mute] button on the remote control to mute the TV loudspeaker.

Multimedia connection

Connect a USB memory device to the side USB connector.

  • Your TV supports playback of multimedia files in JPEG (Photos), MP3 (Music) and Video files. Only NTFS and FAT 16/32 file system are supported.
  • Portable hard discs are only supported as a mass storage device without any multimedia capabilities.
  • This TV supports only USB devices which consume 500mA of power or less. If you connect a USB hard drive device that consumes more than 500mA power, make sure that it is connected to its own external power supply.
  • 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

YPbPr (also called component or YUV) connection

SCART connection

CART-to-composite connection

Digital Audio Out connection

Headphones connection

The information on this page applies to the following models: 47PDL6907H/12 , 42PDL6907H/12 .

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