Connect your U-verse TV receiver to HDTV

Learn how to connect your U-verse TV receiver to HDTV with HDMI or component output for HD connection.

Connect your receiver to HDTV with HDMI or component output

High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is the interface of choice for most new high-definition (HD) Audio/Visual (A/V) devices. Not only does it provide outstanding audio and video performance, but it also supports High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). HDCP is a technology built into consumer electronic equipment that prevents illicit duplication of copyrighted material. However, if HDMI is not available in the TV, use a component output for HD connection.

Note: Regardless of how the receiver is connected to the HDTV set (HDMI or Component), when the receiver resolution is set to 1080i or 720p, all the other video outputs (i.e., Composite, S-Video, RF) are disabled.

Connecting with HDMI
  • Often used for HD connection between the receiver and a TV set that has HDMI input, but also works for Standard Definition (SD) content
  • Uncompressed digital audio/video interface

When connecting to a HDTV set:
  1. Set your TV screen resolution to either 1080i or 720p.
  2. Go through the TV menu and select a HD resolution (720p or 1080i).
  3. A blue LED on the front of the receiver indicates that a HD resolution is selected.

Connecting Component Output
(Pb, Pr, Y for Video and L/R or Optical Audio Connections)
  • Pr (red) and Pb (blue) are color components and Y (green) is the black and white (B&W) part of the video. You'll need an audio connection - a left/right audio or optical audio connection.
  • Can be used for SD connection to SDTV sets.

Preview the brilliance of HD by using your U-verse TV remote control and select one of the HD channels located between Ch.1000 - 2000. (HDTV is required.)

Note: To subscribe or upgrade HD programming to your U-verse TV account, visit the U-verse TV Account Manager on Ch. 9910.

Last updated: December 7, 2022

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