Always connect a device to the TV with the highest
quality connection available. Also, use high quality
cables to ensure good transfer of picture and sound.
When you connect a device, the TV recognizes its
type and gives each device a correct type name. You
can change the type name if you wish. If a correct
type name for a device is set, the TV automatically
switches to the ideal TV settings when you switch to
this device in the Sources menu.
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. Use an HDMI cable for High Definition (HD) or
Ultra HD (UHD) TV signals.
For best signal quality transfer, use a High speed
HDMI cable and do not use an HDMI cable longer
than 5 m.
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
Typically a Home Theater System (HTS) has an HDMI
ARC connection. Connect it to HDMI 1, HDMI 2, or
HDMI 3 on this TV. With an HDMI ARC connection,
you do not need to connect an 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 of HDMI 1, HDMI 2, or HDMI 3
connection on this TV to connect the HTS, but ARC is
only available for 1 device/connection at a time.
With HDMI MHL, you can send what you see on your
Android smartphone or tablet to a TV screen.
The HDMI 1 connection on this TV
incorporates MHL 2.0 (Mobile High-Definition Link).
This wired connection offers great stability and
bandwidth, low latency, no wireless interference and
good quality sound reproduction. On top of that, the
MHL connection will charge the battery of your
smartphone or tablet. Although connected, your
mobile device will not be charging when the TV is on
Inform yourself regarding which passive MHL cable is
suited for your mobile device. In particular, with the
HDMI connector for the TV on one side, the type of
connector you need to connect to your smartphone
MHL, Mobile High-Definition Link and the MHL Logo
are trademarks or registered trademarks of the MHL,