Top 6 Things People Connect to a HDTV

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. ConnectingAVJacks.jpgyour 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’tFig-2---Component Video Jack 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 VGA.jpgbefore 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!

4 Simple Ways To Connect Your Mobile Device To Your Massive TV Screen

Have you noticed how everything seems to be morphing together these days? Your mobile phone and tablet have nearly made cameras and laptops redundant. Now it’s your television’s turn to get in on the action because it wants to take the screen away from your mobile device. First you will need to know how it’s possible to connect them together and we’re going to look at some suggestions below.

Micro HDMI connection

HDMI to Micro HDMI
As long as you don’t have a very old mobile device it should be possible for you to hook it up to your HDMI-ready TV and all you will need is a micro HDMI cable. The smaller end will slide into your smartphone or tablet and the other end will go into the TV. Once you’re connected you will be able to see everything on your mobile device displayed on your giant screen. Try to make sure you pick up a HDMI cable that supports 1080p HD video. Read more!

How to Use Your Tablet to Improve Home Entertainment

Mobile technology has grown rapidly over the past few years. Tablets are now the forefront of mobile innovation. Everyone knows you can use a tablet for personal entertainment. However, did you know that a tablet can really be a control center for your entire home entertainment system? Here are 3 great ways to do just that.

3. Stream Content Directly to Your TV

 

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There’s a steady transition away from physical media such as DVDs and Blue Rays. Read more!