Connecting to the TV
Set up the TV by connecting cables and the AC power cord.
Choosing the AV connection to use
When connecting optional audiovisual (AV) equipment
as signal sources, the connectors on the equipment
may limit the type of connection you can use.
AV connection to use, in order of decreasing video playback quality (best to good)
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) transmits an
all-digital signal. This is the recommended choice for
high-definition signals, and for playback from a digital set-top box,
DVD player, or DVR device.
For a DVI-D device, you can use a DVI cable with a DVI-to-HDMI
converter to connect video to the HDMI 1 connector on the TV, and
an audio cable to connect audio from the source to the Audio In
L and R connectors on the TV.
Use this connection for standard or high-definition video signals in
480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p input format from a set-top
box, DVD player, or other device. This TV does not support Dolby
Digital audio input over HDMI. When connecting a set-top box,
DVD player, or other device by using the HDMI connector, set the
device audio output to PCM format.
Component video (Y, Pb, and Pr) transmits video as three
separate signals. Use this connection for standard or
high-definition video signals in 480i, 480p, 720p, or 1080i
format from a DVD player or other equipment.
S-Video transmits standard video as separate color and
black-and-white image signals, and delivers a sharper image than
a composite video connection.
Video In (composite video) transmits standard video as a
The procedures that follow describe how to connect
optional equipment for each type of AV connection,
including the audio connections when applicable.
HP MediaSmart HDTV User Guide
When your optional equipment has more than one
type of output connector, choose the connection that
provides the best-quality playback image.
The following table lists the available optional AV
equipment connections on the TV.