Alright, so you’ve bought yourself a beautiful new LG CINEMA 3D Smart TV. You are really excited to set it up and enjoy great 3D content. But before you dive right in and start powering things up, take a moment and figure out the various ports. It’ll make your set-up easier and you’ll probably learn a few tips on how to make the most of your newly purchased TV. We say “probably” because our engineers have packed plenty of ideas in these units.
Let’s take a look at the ports:
That’s a lot of ports! Your CINEMA 3D Smart TV may not have an identical layout, but it will most likely have a similar configuration.
Now let’s understand what each of these ports can do for you:
HDMI PortThe HDMI port is a great place to start. Until a few years ago, avid video gamers were the only ones making the best usage of this port. Well, thankfully today there are so many digital peripherals around us that can make use of HDMI ports. Besides your game console, you can also connect digital SLRs, computers, notebooks, camcorders, and even tablets. As the name suggests, it’s a FULL HD connection and delivers astounding sound quality and HD videos.
RGB PortNot all of us have HDMI ports on our PC’s. But this isn’t a problem. Whatever computer you do have, will have a RGB connection. It’s been a standard for video/monitors for about 2 decades. So if you don’t have an HDMI port but still want to connect your PC, just unplug your monitor and plug that same cable into the TV. Switch the input on, select “PC” and you’re good-to-go. Just keep in mind that you’ll need a separate audio connection for your sound.
USB PortUSB ports have become pretty common on most of our computers these days and you’ll find a bunch on your LG CINEMA 3D Smart TV as well. What many people aren’t aware of is that the TV comes with a special software which is programmed to read just about any kind of memory storage device that has a USB connector. Photos on your camera? Plug it in. A movie stored on your thumb drive? Just plug it in. The TV will do the rest, prompting you with a screen to choose the file. Just connect, click and view to your hearts content. You can even connect your external hard drive.
Connecting your Home Theater SystemNot all home theater systems were made with the same specifications. But the basic ones have at least 2 channel speakers, which mean you’ll definitely need the analog stereo audio ports - One for the Right and One for the Left. They are typically color-coded red and white. But most home theater system these days are digital so just locate the digital optical ports on the back, match the wires to the colors and enjoy!