How to Connect HDMI Cable to LG HDTV

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HDMI (High Definition Media Interface) currently provides the highest quality HD video and digital audio, from a cable or satellite receiver or a Blu-Ray/DVD player to your LG High Definition Television. Connecting the HDMI cable is a simple process once you have the cables and the equipment set up.


Step 1

HDMI Cable

If an HDMI cable wasn't included with your TV or video component, you'll need to purchase one. They can be found in most major electronics retailers like Best Buy, Wal-Mart or Target, but the prices can be a bit high. There are many outlets for purchasing the cables online; check there for a less expensive alternative that will work just as well.


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Step 2

Most cable/satellite receivers with HD capability will have an HDMI output, which should clearly be marked "HDMI." The ends of the HDMI cables are thin and rectangular, with one end smaller than the other, so there's only one way to insert it.

Step 3

Gently plug the HDMI cable into the receiver's output until it's secure.


Step 4

Plug the other end of the cable into the HDMI input of your LG TV, which is located on the back of the panel with the other audio/video inputs. Most newer HDTVs will have more than one HDMI input; choose one and remember which one you use when it's time to select the input to view.

Step 5

If your TV has more than one HDMI input, you can also connect a DVD/Blu-Ray player to the TV via HDMI. Repeat the same steps; connect one end of the cable to the output of the DVD player, and the other to another input on the TV.


Step 6

Turn on the TV and use the "Input" button on the remote control to select which input (HDMI1, HDMI2, etc.) you wish to view, based on which one you connected that component to.


Make sure the HDMI cable you purchase is long enough to reach from the video component(s) to your TV. Consult your owner's manual for more information on connecting to and operating your TV.