Here are the six most common thing to connect to a HDTV. This step by step will give you a good idea on what you will need to connect your new TV.
1. Connect an Old VCR with no Tuner
Yes, many folks still want to connect their old VCR to the new HDTV. Connectingyour VCR to your new HDTV isn’t all that hard. Just locate the round yellow video connector or RCA Jack, then look for the audio jacks which are colored red and white, below. Here’s the tricky bit, on most modern HDTV’s the yellow jack isn’t there. Manufacturers merged the Composite (yellow) connector and the Component Y (green) connector, Figure 2. See how it’s green? Some manufacturers paint a yellow ring around it some do not. Either way the jacks should be labeled “Component/AV In”. Once connected, you just change the TV input to A/V, Composite or Video which ever word your TV uses.
2. Connect My Computer or Laptop
Connecting a laptop or a computer is also fairly easy. Every PC or Laptop made before about 2010 or so has a VGA connector. With a few exceptions, HDTV’s are also equipped with one. You can buy various length VGA Cables pretty much anywhere they sell computers. If you have an Apple Computer here is how you connect it. You set the input on your TV to VGA or Computer. Read more!