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How to connect a Laptop or Personal Computer (PC) to my Philips TV?

Published on 2016-12-29

Important: Read the instruction provided by your PC or graphics card maker on how to setup the PC/graphics card before connecting to the TV. Make sure that the PC has the latest software installed and the PC graphics card has the latest drivers. For detailed information, please refer to the website of your PC or graphics card maker.

There are three ways to connect a PC/laptop to your TV:

Digital connections

  • HDMI to HDMI

    Connect the HDMI connection of the Laptop/PC with an HDMI-HDMI cable to the HDMI connection of the TV.

  • DVI to HDMI, with an added audio connection

    Connect the DVI connection of the Laptop/PC with a DVI-HDMI cable to the HDMI connection of the TV. Alternatively, use a DVI-DVI cable and a DVI-HDMI adaptor. Connect the audio cable from the AUDIO OUT connection of the Laptop/PC to the PC AUDIO IN connection of the TV.

Analog connections

  • VGA to VGA, with an added audio connection.

    Connect the VGA connection of the Laptop/PC with a VGA cable to the [Fn] and [Sound] buttons on the remote control to set your TV to a predefined picture and sound mode respectively that will give you the best picture and sound quality.

Note: [Picture] will not work when the computer format is set to PC resolution.

Alternatively, follow these steps to select the settings that suit to your preferences:

  1. Press the [Menu] button on the remote control to access the home menu.
  2. Use the [Cursor buttons] to select [Setup] and press the [OK] button to confirm.
  3. Select [Picture] or [Sound] and press the cursor [Right] to access the menu.
  4. Press the cursor [Up] or [Down] to access the settings.
  5. Press the cursor [Right] to select and use the [Cursor buttons] to adjust them according to your preferences.
  6. Press the [Back] button to exit the menu.


  • This TV supports HDMI to DVI (PC output) connection
  • Picture quality cannot be guaranteed due to the differences in PC operating systems and video cards
  • Select [Unscaled] picture format to provide maximum detail for PC (only available for 640x480 and 800x600 resolution) or HD content
  • Make sure the PC graphics card has the latest drivers and the TV has the latest software installed

If the source signal is of 480P/720P/1080i/1080P content through HDMI connection and when the TV is used as a monitor for home and office work, it is recommended to set the PC MODE in the TV menu to ON mode for best signal handling.




The information on this page applies to the following models: 42PFL6008H/12 , 60PFL6008H/12 , 55PFL6008H/12 , 47PFL6008H/12 , 32PFL3605/98 , 47PFL3605/98 , 46PFL5605/98 , 42PFL3605/98 , 32PFL5605/98 , 40PFL5605/98 , 40PFL8664H/12 , 52PFL5604H/12 , 47PFL7409/98 , 42PFL7409/98 , 47PFL3609/98 , 42PFL3609/98 , 42PFL8404H/12 , 47PFL8404H/12 , 42PFL5609/98 , 52PFL7404H/12 , 47PFL7404H/12 , 47PFL5609/98 , 32PFL7404H/12 , 37PFL8404H/12 , 32PFL5404H/12 , 37PFL5604H/12 , 47PFL5604H/12 , 42PFL5604H/12 , 32PFL3409/98 , 32PFL5609/98 , 42PFL7404H/12 . Click here to show more product numbers Click here to show less product numbers

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