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Connecting a DVD player, VCR,
DVR, game console, or
You can connect optional equipment (sold separately),
such as a DVD player, VCR, DVR, and so on, to the TV
by using the AV input connectors.
Optional equipment, including an external sound
system, and all cables are sold separately.
You can connect a DVD by using:
Component video and audio cables connected to
Component-1 (Input 3) or Component-2 (Input 4)
connectors and Component-Audio connectors on
S-video and audio cables connected to AV1-S/
Video (Input 1) or AV2-S/Video (Input 2)
connectors and AV-Audio connectors on the TV.
Video (composite) and audio cables connected to
AV1-Video (Input 1) or AV2-Video (Input 2) and
AV-Audio connectors on the TV.
HDMI cable connected to the HDMI In 1 (Input 6)
or HDMI In 2 (Input 5) connectors on the TV.
DVI video cable with a DVI-to-HDMI adapter and
audio cables connected to the HDMI In 2 (Input 5)
connector and Audio In connectors on the TV.
AV connection to use, listed from best to good video playback
HDMI transmits an all digital signal and is the recommended
choice for playback from a digital DVD or DVR.
Component video (Y, Pb, Pr) transmits video as separate red,
green, and blue signals. Use this connection for high-definition
video signals in 480i, 480p, 720p, or 1080i format from a
progressive scan DVD or other equipment.
HP LCD HDTV User's Guide
You can connect a VCR for playback by using either
S-video or Video (composite) connections (Input 1 or
Input 2). To connect a VCR or other device for
recording TV (input to the VCR), see "Connecting a
VCR for recording" on page 14.
You can connect a game console, camcorder, and
some other AV equipment by using either S-video or
Video (composite) connections (Input 1 or Input 2).
You can connect HDMI equipment by using the HDMI
connector (Input 5 or Input 6).
You can connect DVI equipment by using a DVI video
cable with a DVI-to-HDMI adapter and audio cables
connected to the HDMI In 2 (Input 5) connector and
Audio In connectors.
Choosing the AV connection to use
When connecting optional equipment as signal
sources, the connectors on the equipment may limit the
type of connection you can use.
When your optional equipment has more than one
type of output connector, choose the connection that
provides the best-quality play-back image.
For best results, choose the best-quality connection type
that is supported by your optional equipment.
The following table lists the available optional AV
equipment connections on the TV.