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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The next best option is the CVBS connections, which enable you to connect devices that are not equipped with a HDMI or YPbPr connection, such as a video camera or photo camera.

After connecting several devices you select any one of them with the [Source] button on the remote control of your TV. When you press this button repeatedly you select the external connections alternatively. If the source is HDMI, the TV will automatically switch to the source input.

  • Connect an audio device (home cinema set, amplifier) to the ‘AV OUT L R’ connection at the back of the TV to hear the sound of the TV through your audio system.

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

  • The USB on the TV is for software update only and it does not support the playback of media file.

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

CVBS connection

AV OUT L R connection

Headphones connection

The information on this page applies to the following models: 42PFL3609/98 , 32PFL3409/98 .

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