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Connect pc to philips tv via HDMI without "source" function

I have a philips tv with HDMI connection, but the remote control has no 'source' button to switch from TV to HDMI input. Is there a way to...? Thanks

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Hi Caleb,
To resolve this, please perform the following steps:

  • Turn off the TV and unplug the power cord
  • Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI port of your laptop.
  • Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI input on your HDTV
  • Connect your device using the HDMI connector (Refer to image below)
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  • Plug in the power cords for the TV and Xbox
  • Turn on your TV and Xbox
  • Enter the TV Menu and select Setup (Refer to the image and steps mentioned below)
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  • To enter the TV Menu, press the Menu button on Remote control
  • Use the left and right buttons (volume buttons) to move between the icons

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  • Press Input on the remote to go directly to the Input Select menu
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If the TV does not work, please follow these steps:

Verify the PIP/POP/PBP function is disabled ( PIP/POP/PBP Compatibility - The only input sources that cannot work together are HDMI with HDMI)
  • Press the Menu button on the remote control or TV
  • Use the Left and Right arrow buttons (Vol +/-) to select PIP/POP/PBP, and then press <Enter>
  • Use the Up and Down arrow buttons (Ch Up/Ch Down) to select PIP/POP/PBP/OFF
  • Use the Left and Right arrow buttons to select Off

If issue is still persists, please move to the next step

Reset the TV current input to its default configuration
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  • Use the left and right arrow buttons to select Setup, and then press Enter/OK
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You either need to change the input source. Currently the source is TV, depending on how you connected the DVD player to the TV, it should be composite (A/V), component video or HDMI. (S-video is also a possibility. Very few DVD players are connected on the RF (coax) input which might be channel 3 or 4 without having a converter between the DVD player and the TV.)

Look on your TV remote for a button marked Source or Input. You may also find this button on the TV. (On some TVs, this may also be accessed through the menus.)

How did you connect the TV and the DVD player? If your audio and video were connected via three RCA plugs (yellow, red, white) on each end, then use the composite video input. If you used cables with 3 RCA plugs for video (yellow, green, blue) and 2 for audio (red/white), then switch to the component input. If you used HDMI which carries audio and video in one cable (with rectangular ends), then use the HDMI input.

Some older TVs only have the Source/Input button on their original remote. Not all universal replacement remotes have this button, you may need a different remote. Those that do may require you to try additional codes for your TV manufacturer to enable the button. (The on./off buttons often will work with more of the codes for a brand.) The ones that can be programmed via a USB connection to a computer are most likely to support the function. Please add a comment with the type of TV for additional help with this.

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