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How to Hook Up an Xbox 360 to a Samsung LCD TV

by Perry PiekarskiUpdated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • Xbox 360 AV, component, or HDMI cables

  • RF modulator

Your Xbox 360 game console is capable of connecting to a variety of television sets provided you have the proper cables. While the method of connecting your console to your Samsung LCD TV will vary depending on the model of your set, the overall process is fairly simple and will not take you more than a couple of minutes, meaning you'll be gaming again in no time at all.

Using composite AV cables

Power off both your Xbox 360 and Samsung LCD TV.

Find the composite AV input on your TV. These will be labeled something along the lines of "AV Input" and will consist of a red and white input for audio, and a yellow for video. If your TV lacks these inputs, you will need to use an RF modulator instead.

Insert the composite AV cables into the TV, making sure the red, yellow, and white connectors match the color of the input you're inserting them into.

Plug the other end of the cable into the AV input in the back of your Xbox 360 console.

Power on your TV and Xbox 360. Set the TV input so it is in "AV" or "Audio/Video" display mode. How this is done varies from model to model, so refer to your user's manual.

Using component HD AV cables

Power off both your Xbox 360 and Samsung LCD TV.

Find the component HD AV input on your TV. These will be labeled something along the lines of "Component Input" and will consist of a red and white input for audio, and a red, blue, and green input video.

Insert the component HD AV cables into the TV, making sure the solid red and white connectors are inserted into the red and white inputs, and the black inputs with green, blue, and red are inserted into the green, blue, and red inputs. Both the sound and video inputs are grouped together, making setup easier. You do not need to use the yellow connector, as this is used for composite AV setup.

Plug the other end of the cable into the AV input in the back of your Xbox 360 console.

Power on your TV and Xbox 360. Set the TV input so it is in "Component" or "Component AV" display mode. How this is done varies from model to model, so refer to your user's manual.

Using HDMI

Power off both your Xbox 360 and Samsung LCD TV.

Find the HDMI input on your TV. This is usually found on the back of the set with the rest of the inputs.

Insert the HDMI cable into the TVs HDMI port, and insert the other end into the Xbox 360's HDMI port.

Power on your TV and Xbox 360. Set the TV input so it is in "HDMI" or "HDMI Video" display mode. How this is done varies from model to model, so refer to your user's manual.

Tips

HDTVs work with both the component and HDMI connection methods. Standard definition sets will only work with the composite AV connection method.

For the best picture quality, use the HDMI connection if your TV offers high-definition picture.

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