How to Install HDMI Cables

by Ricky Gee
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HDMI cables are typically used to connect devices that require a high definition signal to a television capable of displaying that signal. In addition to your cable box, HDMI cables connect Blu-ray players, game consoles and some video cameras to your television.

Step 1

Find the HDMI output on the device that you wish to connect to your TV. It will be a narrow, rectangular connection jack that usually is labeled "HDMI."

Step 2

Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI output.

Step 3

Find the HDMI input on your television. Plug in the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI input jack.

Repeat steps 1-3 for connecting any other devices to your television.


  • Some televisions have a limited amount of HDMI inputs. Make sure you don't need to hook up more devices than you have inputs for.


  • HDMI cables come in different lengths. Make sure to buy a length that leaves some slack on the cable so that it does not get damaged.


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I hold a bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida where I majored in interdisciplinary studies and minored in digital media. My areas of study were computer science and business administration. I run a freelance computer repair business where I perform repairs either in-house or at customer's homes. I also have been writing professionally as a freelancer for three years -- specializing in technical writing.

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