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    How to set EasyLink on Philips TV and on other devices?

    Published on 2016-12-29

    Philips markets the HDMI-CEC feature under the proprietary name 'EasyLink'. HDMI-CEC is an industry standard supported by many brands, under various proprietary names.

    EasyLink uses the HDMI CEC industry standard protocol to share functionality between connected devices and the TV. With Easylink, only one remote control is needed to operate the main functionalities on your TV and connected devices.

    EasyLink uses the standard HDMI cable to transfer system commands. It works between all electronic devices equipped with HDMI CEC.

    Follow the steps below to set EasyLink:

    • EasyLink requires devices to be connected to the TV by HDMI.
    • These devices should have the HDMI-CEC functionality.
    • Switch on EasyLink on the TV, press the [Home] button on the remote control and select [Setup]> [Installation] > [Preferences] > [EasyLink], select [ON].
    • Also switch on HDMI-CEC on the connected device.
    • The HDMI-CEC functionality on devices from other brands might not work with your TV due to different interpretations of the HDMI-CEC industry standard.

    What is HDMI?

    • The HDMI is the abbreviation of High-Definition Multimedia Interface.
    • HDMI is a one-way connection that connects digital audio/video sources such as a set-top box, an HD DVD disc player, a Blu-ray Disc player, a PC, video game console, or an AV receiver to a compatible digital audio device and/or video monitor such as a digital television (DTV).
    • HDMI makes an uncompressed digital RGB connection from the source to the screen. By eliminating conversion to an analog signal, it delivers an unblemished image.
    • The non-degraded signal reduces flicker and leads to a clearer picture. HDMI intelligently communicates the highest output resolution with the source device.
    • The HDMI input is fully backward compatible with DVI sources but includes digital audio. HDMI uses HDCP copy protection.

    The picture below shows a HDMI cable:

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