How to Set Up an LG TV
By William Pullman
Updated September 28, 2017
Items you will need
HDMI, component or composite cable
LG TVs come with several connection methods so that you can watch cable, satellite or over-the-air TV programming. When connecting the TV to a cable or satellite box, use an HDMI, component or composite cable connection. If you do not have a cable or satellite box, connect the cable or antenna connection through a coaxial cable, which then requires you to search for available channels on your TV.
Cable or Satellite Box
Attach one end of a coaxial cable to the cable jack on your wall and connect the other end to the "Cable In" jack on the back of your cable or satellite box. Continue to Step 2 if you are using an HDMI connection, Step 3 if you are using a component cable connection and Step 4 if you are using a composite cable connection.
Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the "HDMI Out" port on the back of your cable or satellite box and plug the other end of the cable into one of the "HDMI/DVI In" ports on the back of your LG TV. Turn on the TV and press the "Input" button on your remote control until the HDMI port you used appears on the TV. For example, if you plug the cable into the first HDMI port, press "Input" until "HDMI 1" appears on the screen.
Connect one end of the component cable connectors to the same-colored "Video Out" jacks on the back of the cable or satellite box. Plug the other end into the same-colored "Component In" jacks on the back of the TV. Once connected, attach the red and white audio cable to the "Audio Out" jacks on the box and connect them to the "Audio" jacks in the "Component In" section on the TV. Power on the TV and press "Input" on the remote control until "Component 1" or "Component 2" is selected, depending on which component jacks you used for the connection.
Plug the yellow video cable into the yellow "Video Out" jack on the back of the cable or satellite box and connect the other end to the yellow "AV In 1" jack on the back of the TV. Connect the red and white audio cables to the "Audio Out" jacks on the box, and plug the other end into the red and white "AV In 1" jacks. Turn the TV on and press the "Input" button until "AV 1" appears on the screen.
Without Cable or Satellite Box
Connect one end of the coaxial cable to the cable or antenna jack on the wall and connect the other end to the "Antenna/Cable In" jack on the back of your TV.
Turn on the TV and press the "Menu" button to access the main menu.
Press the arrow buttons on the remote control to highlight "Channel," then press the "Enter" button to open the "Channel" menu.
Select "Auto Tuning" and then "Yes" to scan for available channels, which may take several minutes. When the search is done, you are ready to use your TV.
William Pullman is a freelance writer from New Jersey. He has written for a variety of online and offline media publications, including "The Daily Journal," "Ocular Surgery News," "Endocrine Today," radio, blogs and other various Internet platforms. Pullman holds a Master of Arts degree in Writing from Rowan University.