How to Connect a Camera to a Sharp TV


Sharp's line of LCD TVs are capable of displaying high-definition content and also come with a variety of inputs, some of which can be used to display images from a camera or camcorder right on your TV. Though there are limitations depending on the type of camera or TV (as older model TVs have only one type of input), hooking up your camera to your television is actually a very simple task given the right type of cable.

Things You'll Need

  • Composite video/audio cable
  • HDMI cable

Connecting a Camera to your Sharp TV

  • Determine which type of input your sharp TV has available compared to what type of output your camera has. Older Sharp TVs and camcorders, along with certain older DSLR cameras, will only have composite video/audio inputs and outputs, which are composed of red, white and yellow cables, while newer camcorders, DSLR models and Sharp TVs will have HDMI inputs and outputs. HDMI offers superior image and sound quality to composite.

  • Connect your camera's video/audio output to the TV's video/audio input. On older Sharp TVs, the input is in the front, right next to the power/menu/channel/volume buttons. If you're using an HDMI connection, the input will be on the back.

  • Set the TV to the proper video channel, either "Video in" or "HDMI in," depending on which you used.

  • Set the camera to output its images to the TV. This is accomplished differently according to each type of camera, so consult your specific model's instruction manual for exact steps. When done, the images should begins streaming on your Sharp television set.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some cameras and camcorders condense their audio/video signals into a single cable which may be unique to the camera, rendering a standard composite video cable useless. Consult your camera manufacturer's website if you have lost that unique cable, which should have come with the camera.

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