How to Hook Up a Laptop to a Pioneer Plasma Through HDMI Input

By C. Taylor

Use HDMI to connect a high-definition device to a Pioneer plasma TV.
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Your Pioneer plasma TV offers multiple HDMI inputs for connecting various high-definition video sources. Aside from video quality, using an HDMI input offers the additional advantage of an integrated audio signal. This means that unlike other connection types, you only need one cable to transfer both audio and video. Each HDMI input supports two signal types. If you want to connect your laptop to the TV, you'll need to change the default Video signal type to "PC."

Step 1

Plug one end of a HDMI cable into your laptop's HDMI output. Plug the other end into one of the numbered HDMI ports on your Pioneer plasma TV. Take note of the port number.

Step 2

Turn on the Pioneer TV and press the "Input" button on your remote control to cycle through the list of available inputs. Stop when you arrive at the HDMI number that mirrors the port you used.

Step 3

Press the "Home Menu" button on the remote control. Select "Option | Setup | HDMI Input | Signal Type | PC" to change the signal type for the current HDMI port. On some models, select "Input Setup | Input Setup 2/2 | [input port number] | Signal Type | PC." Press "Home Menu" or "Exit" to exit the menu.