Questions & Answers
QuestionCable Ready?I purchased this t.v. for my mother. We have yet to take it to her to hook it up. The box states that the HDMI cables are not included, so do I have to purchase these cables in order to hook the t.v. up to her cable so she can watch it or is it cable ready? I am confused... I did not understand this when I ordered this t.v. I assumed all I had to do was remove her old tv and hook this one up in it's place and it's ready to go. Please explain if it's cable ready or if I have to buy the HDMI cable first. If so, I am very disappointed with this purchase, as I bought a tv at walmart as a black friday special and it was cable ready... didn't have to purchase any additional cables..............
- Answer you don't need the HMDI cable to hook it up to cable. The HMDI is for a blue ray dvd player. I purchased this tv for my dad and it set up very easily with a regular coaxial hookup. Great tv for the price. enjoy!
- Answer From the input menu, choose the input port that you plugged the DVD player into. ie: HDMI 1 or 2.
- Answer Yes, there is a jack on the side panel that you can plug a headset into
QuestionWhat formats are supported using USB drive?Will this unit recognize/play AVI, WMV, MKV, MP4, JPG files if they are on a USB drive?
- Answer I experimented with several formats on a USB drive. The only files this TV recognized were my JPGs. So if you have a digital camera and you connect it to the USB port, you should be able to view your photos. Would have been nice to view some AVI or WMV from my PC, but it does not. Hope this helps.
QuestionHow can I connect to the PC???I just brought the TV today, but I can't connect it into my pc, any suggest??? I need help :[
- Answer The two most common ways to connect a television are through HDMI or DVI ports. This TV has both of those.
Questionchange inpur modesCan change input mode from TV ti DVD player. Input seems to be frozen in TV mode only; TV turns on and off, channel scan completed. Does TV need to be returned?
- Answer The television has what is called 'Auto Input Sensing' which means that it will only allow you to change to inputs that have an active signal. This setting can be turned off in the settings menu, but that will typically not resolve your issue. Make sure the DVD player is turned on and connected properly to the TV. Make sure the colors cables are in the corresponding port and if you are connecting with the Yellow, White, and Red cables make sure the Yellow cable gets connected to the Green port labeled Video/Y
- Answer Nothing
- Answer I don't think so. I think it will only show photos because that's what the menu on the TV showed when I hooked up a USB cord to it. However, I don't know for sure because I didn't use a flash drive. I used a high speed USB-USB cable to hook up my laptop to the USB slot on the TV, but it acted like nothing was inserted. It said something like, "Insert USB stick to view photos." I opted to return the cables and get a Chromecast instead. Using the Chromecast, I can cast wirelessly from my phone instead of having to hook up wires to my laptop and have my laptop out. This is also more convenient because some of the programming I watch, like PBS, apparently can only be streamed via apps, not on the regular internet, so using a phone works much better. The only downside to the Chromecast is that it seems like you can't cast everything from an iPhone. It looks like you can only cast from certain apps. But since it works with the Acorn TV app and I can watch my George Gently as well as my Bigg Jah on YouTube, I'm happy! I got the less expensive Chromecast since this TV is not 4k.
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- Answer sure if you use a DVD player that supports NetFlix or a gaming device such as XBox or Pkaystation#