HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) cables are used for transferring data from your computer or external Hard Disk Drive (HDD) to a display device. These connectors carry a good deal more than just basic A/V data and therefore can deliver a clearer, sharper image to your display screen.
If you are trying to set up an HDMI cable, refer to the steps listed below.
Step 1: Ensure that your TV set is HDMI compatible. You can do this by looking for HDMI ports on the back of your TV set.
Step 2: Check your home cinema system for HDMI outlets. Use these ports to route all of the connectors to your TV set. You can also connect these cables directly to your TV instead of using an adaptor. Your TV will need to be compatible with the latest cable if you wish to connect the cable directly.
Step 3: Look for a HDMI port at the back of your DVD or Blu-ray player, and insert one end of your HDMI cable into it. Connect the other end to the TV set. Repeat this step with all your different devices and components until all cables are hooked up.
Step 4: Ensure that you connect your HDMI cables to the ‘out’ port of your A/V device and the ‘in’ port of your TV set. This is because the data will be transferred from the A/V receiver to the TV and not the other way round.
Step 5: Turn on your TV, access the setup menu and set the signal to whichever HDMI port you have connected the cable to. Then, simply turn on the A/V receiver and enjoy your latest film or sports match in High-Definition.