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How Do I Connect the A/V Output, Coxial and Composite Cables To My Dell LCD TV?


Connect Devices to the Dell LCD TV Using A/V Output Cables

The Composite Output jacks on the back cover of the Dell LCD TV provide the function to record your favorite program through broadcast or cable TV.

To correctly connect items such as recorders, gaming consoles, or any other component that uses A/V output cables, perform the following steps:

  1. Connect the device to the LCD TV as show in the example image below.
  2. Using the remote control, press the Power button to turn the unit on.
  3. Press the Menu button in the center of the remote control.
  4. The On Screen Display (OSD) Menu appears.
  5. Using the arrows that surround the Menu button on the remote control, highlight the Input Select listing.
  6. Press the right arrow on the remote control to expand the Input Select section.
  7. The Input Select window appears.
  8. Using the down arrow, highlight TV.
  9. Press the Menu button to save the changes.
Example of Connecting Components to the Dell LCD TV using A/V Output Cables








Connect a video source to your Dell TV using the coaxial connector.

To connect a video source to your Dell TV using the coaxial connector, perform the following steps:

  1. Locate the coaxial connector on the Dell TV (Figure 1).



    Figure 1 - Coaxial Connector on Your Dell TV

    For more information, refer to the User's Guide located in the Resources section above.
  2. Connect the coaxial cable from your video source to the connector on your Dell TV. You do not have to connect separate audio connectors, as the coaxial cable carries both video and audio signals.
  3. If you have two coaxial connectors, one is for analog television (NTSC) and the other is for digital high-definition content (ATSC) (Figure 2). If you have a digital cable source, use the digital/ATSC connector. Otherwise, use the analog/NTSC connector (Figure 3).

    Figure 2 - Coaxial Connectors with ATSC/NTSC Labels



    Figure 3 - Coaxial Connectors with Digital/Analog Labels


Connect a device to the bottom of your flat panel Dell TV using composite cables.

To connect a component to the bottom of your Dell TV using composite cables, perform the following steps:

  1. Turn off the TV and unplug the power cord.
  2. Connect your device using the Composite video connectors and audio connectors on the bottom of the TV shown below (Figure 1).



Figure 1 - Composite Connectors on the Bottom of the Dell TV

  1. Plug in the power cords for the TV and devices and power them on.
  2. Using the remote control for the TV, press the Power button to power it on.
  3. Press the Input button on the remote control.
    The On Screen Display (OSD) Input Select menu appears.
  4. Using the <Down Arrow> button, highlight the AV input that corresponds to Composite 1.
  5. Press the Enter button to select Composite 1.
  6. Press the Menu button to exit the OSD.

Connect a device to the side of your Dell flat panel TV using composite cables.

To connect a component to the side of your Dell flat panel TV using composite cables, perform the following steps:

When using a composite video connection, you do not need to connect a cable to the S-Video connector.
  1. Turn off the TV and unplug the power cord.
  2. Connect your device using the Composite video cables and audio cables on the side of the TV as shown below (Figure 1).



    Figure 1- Composite Video Cable Input on the Side of the Dell TV
  3. Plug in the power cords for the TV and devices and power them on.
  4. Using the remote control for the TV, press the Power button to power it on.
  5. Press the Input button on the remote control.
    The On Screen Display (OSD) Input Select menu appears.
  6. Using the <Down Arrow> button, highlight the AV input that corresponds to Composite 3.
  7. Press the Enter button to select Composite 3.
  8. Press the Menu button to exit the OSD.







Article ID: SLN36682

Last Date Modified: 12/03/2015 06:17 AM


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