The back panel of an HDTV has many inputs. There are video inputs and audio inputs for plugging in the cables from other electronic devices. Depending on the model, an HDTV may have inputs for connecting a few, or many, electronics.
The HDTV must be told which electronic device you want to watch.
- If you want to watch Cable TV, you must tell the TV to go to the input where the cable box is connected.
- If you want to watch the DVD movie, you must tell the TV to go to the input where the DVD player is connected.
Input Example Chart
For the example below, use the table to view which device is associated with which input.
|Camcorder||Video Input 1|
|Game Console||Video Input 3|
|VCR||Video Input 4|
|Cox HD Cable Receiver||Video Input 5|
|DVD Player||Video Input 6|
|HDMI Device||Video Input 7|
As with many TVs, Video Input 2 is located on the front panel of the TV.