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Ensuring the Right Setup

If you need some answers to your setup questions, they should all be right here. We cover the HD receiver, hooking up to your wireless connection, getting your PC set up and finding the ideal placement of your TV.

FIND YOUR ANSWERS BELOW

Finding the right distance to sit from your tv 

Where you position your TV in relation to where you'll usually be sitting can make a big difference. Enter the size of your screen below and we'll show you the ideal distance between the viewing area and the TV.

Finding the right distance to sit from your tv

Setting up your external hd devices 

Your LG TV is great for all sorts of entertainment—digital cable, video gaming, and a host of other devices. If you need help setting them up, the diagrams below should remove some of the guesswork.

  • To prevent equipment damage, never plug in any power cords until you have finished connecting all equipment.
  • Image shown may differ from your TV.
how to connect

HOW TO CONNECT:

  1. Connect the video outputs [1] (Y, PB, PR) of the digital set-top box to the COMPONENT IN VIDEO 1, 2, or 3* jacks on the TV. Match the jack colors (Y = green, PB = blue, and PR = red).
  2. Connect the audio output [2] of the digital set-top box to the COMPONENT IN AUDIO 1, 2, or 3* jacks on the TV.

HOW TO USE:

  1. Turn on the digital set-top box. (Refer to the owner's manual for the digital set-top box operation.)
  2. Select the Component1, Component2, or Component3 input source on the TV using the INPUT button on the remote control.

* Component3: For LED LCD TV

Connecting your audio system 

You can connect your audio system to your TV using either analog or digital connections, depending on what output jacks your TV and audio system have. Follow these simple steps to get everything connected.

  1. Make sure your TV and audio system are turned off.
  2. Locate the audio output jacks on your TV. For analog connections, look for either the two red and white RCA output jacks or a single 3.5mm mini-jack. For digital connections, look for the optical digital output jack.
  3. Connect your cables to any unused audio input jack on your audio system. For analog connections, any RCA audio input is fine (such as TAPE or AUX). For digital connections, look for the optical digital input jack.
  4. Once your TV and audio system are connected, make sure your audio receiver volume is on a low setting before your test the sound. Select the correct input on your audio receiver and gradually increase the volume.

Connecting your Blu-ray player

Depending on the type of connection you choose to use, there are a few ways to connect your Blu-ray player to your TV.

Get step-by-step instructions in our Blu-ray player owner's guide »

Connecting to your gaming system 

Most gaming systems can connect to your TV using a variety of cables. Determining which cables you should use depend on what cable jacks you have available on your television and your personal preference for how you wish to experience your gaming content. Here are some helpful links from a few manufacturers to help you get set up.

Wireless HD Setup 

Now you can cut loose from messy wires and get an HD signal from anywhere in the room. LG TVs with a Wireless Control port support the LG Wireless Media Box, which is sold separately. When you get connected to the media box, external devices can be connected to it, and video and audio will be sent to the TV wirelessly.

Wireless HD Setup

HOW TO CONNECT:

  1. Connect the WIRELESS CONTROL jack of the Wireless Ready Dongle to the WIRELESS CONTROL jack on the TV.
  2. Connect HDMI OUT jack of the Wireless Ready Dongle to the HDMI IN jack on the TV.

HOW TO USE:

  1. Select the desired input source on the TV using the INPUT button on the remote control.
  2. Refer to the Wireless Media Box manual for operating instructions.

PC SETUP

Want to hook up your PC to your TV? It's easy. Your TV provides Plug & Play capabilities, meaning that your PC will adjust automatically to its settings. All that great content on your PC can now be on your TV.

VGA (D-Sub 15 Pin) Connection

VGA (D-Sub 15 Pin) Connection:

HOW TO CONNECT:

  1. Connect the WIRELESS CONTROL jack of the Wireless Ready Dongle to the WIRELESS CONTROL jack on the TV.
  2. Connect HDMI OUT jack of the Wireless Ready Dongle to the HDMI IN jack on the TV.

HOW TO USE:

  1. Select the desired input source on the TV using the INPUT button on the remote control.
  2. Refer to the Wireless Media Box manual for operating instructions.
DVI to HDMI Connection

DVI to HDMI Connection:

How to connect:

  1. Connect the DVI output [1] of the PC to the HDMI/DVI IN 1, 2, 3, or 4* jack on the TV.
  2. Connect the PC audio output [2] to the AUDIO IN (RGB/DVI) jack on the TV.

HOW TO USE:

  1. Turn on the PC and the TV.
  2. Select the HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3, or HDMI 4* input source on the TV using the INPUT button on the remote control.