Connecting the camcorder to a TV and playing back recordings on a TV Screen
Article ID: ART143568 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

Description

Connecting the camcorder to a TV and playing back recordings on a TV Screen

Solution

This section describes how to connect your camcorder to a TV.
To play back movies in high-definition quality, the camcorder can be connected with the supplied High Speed HDMI Cable or with the optional component cable and supplied stereo video cable.
Please check the terminals of your TV and connect using the corresponding cables.
IMPORTANT
  • Be sure to turn off the camcorder and the TV when making the connections.
  • Please refer also to the documentation supplied with the TV set.
REFERENCE
  • We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
  • If you select [Output Onscreen Displays] from menu and set it to [off], data displayed on the camcorders LCD screen will not appear on the TV screen.

1. Connecting to a high-definition television equipped with an HDMI input terminal

NOTE
About the HDMI connection
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection is a convenient all-digital connection using a single cable for video and audio. When you connect the camcorder to an HDTV equipped with an HDMI terminal, you can enjoy video and audio playback at the highest quality.

1. Turn off the camcorder and the TV.

2. Use the High Speed HDMI Cable to connect the camcorder to the TV.

3. Turn on the TV.
On the TV, select as the video input the same terminal to which you connected the camcorder. Refer to the instruction manual of the connected TV.

4. Turn on the camcorder and set it to Movie Playback or Photo Playback mode.

CAUTION
  • The HDMI OUT terminal on the camcorder is for output only. Do not connect it to an HDMI output terminal on an external device, as this may damage the camcorder.
  • While the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using HDMI connection, there will be no video output from other terminals.
  • Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when connecting the camcorder to DVI monitors.
  • Depending on the HDTV, correct playback of personal video content may not be possible using HDMI connection. Try one of the other connections.

2. Connecting to audio/video input terminals (standard-definition)

1. Before connecting the camcorder with a TV, make the following settings on the camcorder.
  • Be sure the [AV/Headphones] setting is set to [AV].
  • Set the [TV Type] according to the TV set.

2. Use the Stereo Video Cable (optional) to connect the camcorder to the TV.

3. Turn on the connected TV.
On the TV, select as the video input the same terminal to which you connected the camcorder. Refer to the instruction manual of the connected TV.

4. Turn on the camcorder and set it to Movie Playback or Photo Playback mode.
Play back the desired movies or photos.

NOTE
  • Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted while a cable is connected to the HDMI OUT terminal or AV OUT terminal.
  • Audio and video will not be output from the HDMI terminal while Wi-Fi functions are in use.
  • When you play back your 16:9 movies on standard TV sets with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the TV set will switch automatically to widescreen mode if it is compatible with the Video ID-1 system. Otherwise, change the aspect ratio of the TV manually.
  • You can also play video directly from your memory card on AVCHD compatible HDTVs and digital recorders with a card slot compatible with the type of memory card used*.
* Refer to the instruction manual of the device. Depending on the device used, correct playback may not be possible even if the device is AVCHD-compatible. In such case, play back the recordings on the memory card using the camcorder.


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