Overview of cable types
Cables can be purchased from most stores that sell audio/
video devices. Before purchasing any cables, be sure of
connector types required by your devices and the length of
Coaxial (F-type) cable
Coaxial (F-type) cable is used for connecting your antenna,
cable TV service, and/or cable converter box to the ANT/
CABLE input on your TV.
Standard A/V cables (red/white/yellow)
Standard A/V cables (composite video) usually come in sets
of three, and are for use with video devices with analog audio
and composite video output. These cables (and the related
inputs on your TV) are typically color-coded according to
use: yellow for video, red for stereo right audio, and white for
stereo left (or mono) audio.
S-video cable is for use with video devices with S-video
output. Separate audio cables are required for a complete
Note: An S-video cable provides better picture performance
than a composite video cable. If you connect an S-video cable,
be sure to disconnect the standard (composite) video cable or
the picture performance will be unacceptable.
Component video cables (red/green/blue)
Component video cables come in sets of three and are for
use with video devices with component video output.
is Toshiba's brand of component video.) These
cables are typically color-coded red, green, and blue. Separate
audio cables are required for a complete connection.
Note: Component video cables provide better picture
performance than a standard (composite) video or S-video
Chapter 2: Connecting your TV
HDMI™ cable (with HDMI Logo "
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) cable is for
use with devices with an HDMI output. An HDMI cable
delivers digital audio and video in its native format. This
cable carries both video and audio information; therefore,
separate audio cables are not required for a complete HDMI
device connection ( page 17 and page 19).
Note: HDMI cable provides better picture performance than a
standard (composite) video or S-video cable.
Optical audio cable
Optical audio cable is for connecting receivers with Dolby
Digital or PCM (pulse-code modulation) optical audio input
to the TV's DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal ( page 18).
Analog RGB (15-pin) computer cable
Analog RGB (15-pin) computer cable is for connecting a PC
to the TV's PC IN terminal ( page 18).
About the connection illustrations
You can connect different types and brands of devices to
your TV in several different configurations. The connection
illustrations in this manual are representative of typical
device connections only. The input/output terminals on your
devices may differ from those illustrated herein. For details
on connecting and using your specific devices, refer to each
device's owner's manual.