Tips on connections
Always connect a device to the TV with the highest quality
connection available. Also, use good quality cables to ensure a
good transfer of picture and sound.
If you need help to connect several devices to the TV, you can
visit the Philips TV connectivity guide. The guide offers
information on how to connect and which cables to use.
Go to www.connectivityguide.philips.com
If you have a Set-top box (a digital receiver) or Recorder,
connect the antenna cables to run the antenna signal through
the Set-top box and/or Recorder first before it enters the TV. In
this way, the antenna and the Set-top box can send possible
additional channels to the Recorder to record.
An HDMI connection has the best picture and sound quality.
One HDMI cable combines video and audio signals. For best
signal quality transfer, use a High speed HDMI cable and do not
use an HDMI cable longer than 5 m.
EasyLink HDMI CEC
If your devices are connected with HDMI and have EasyLink, you
can operate them with the TV remote control. EasyLink HDMI
CEC must be switched On on the TV and the connected
For more information on using EasyLink, press
and look up EasyLink CEC.
DVI to HDMI
Use a DVI to HDMI adapter if your device only has a DVI
connection. Use one of the HDMI connections and add an
Audio L/R cable (mini-jack 3.5mm) to AUDIO IN for sound, on
the back of the TV.
DVI and HDMI cables support HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital
Content Protection). HDCP is a copy protection signal that
prevents copying content from a DVD disc or Blu-ray Disc. Also
referred to as DRM (Digital Rights Management).
All of the HDMI connections on the TV have HDMI ARC
(Audio Return Channel).
If the device, typically a Home Theatre Sysytem (HTS), also has
the HDMI ARC connection, connect it to any of the HDMI
connections on this TV. With the HDMI ARC connection, you
do not need to connect the extra audio cable that sends the
sound of the TV picture to the HTS. The HDMI ARC
connection combines both signals.
You can use any HDMI connection on this TV to connect the
HTS but ARC is only available for 1 device/connection at a time.
In case you prefer to switch off ARC on the HDMI connections,
press and select Setup and press OK.
Select TV settings > Sound > Advanced > HDMI ARC.
Y Pb Pr - Audio L R
Y Pb Pr - Component Video is a high quality connection. The
YPbPr connection can be used for High Definition (HD) TV
signals. Next to the Y, Pb and Pr signals add the Audio Left and
Right signals for sound.
• Y shares the same jack with CVBS.
• Component and Composite share audio jacks.