Canon LEGRIA HV40 Instruction Manual

Playback on a TV Screen

Playback on a TV Screen

 Connecting to a TV or VCR

External

 Connec

tions

69

Playback on a TV Screen

The quality of the playback picture will 
vary depending on the connected TV and 
the type of connection used.

POINTS TO CHECK

Change the following settings as 
necessary before making the 
connections. Refer to the corresponding 
explanation of each setting in the 

PLAY/OUT SETUP menu option list 

(

38).

- [PLAYBACK STD] to select the output video 
standard.
- [TV TYPE] to match the output video to the 
aspect ratio of the connected TV.
- [COMP.OUT] to select the video 
specifications when using connection type 

.

- [DV OUTPUT] to select the standard of the 
output video when using connection type 

.

Connecting

Connect the camcorder to the TV 
following one of the connection diagrams 
shown in the previous section Connection 
Diagrams (

66). 

Playback

1

Turn on the camcorder and the 
connected TV or VCR.

On the TV: Select as the video input 
the same terminal to which you 
connected the camcorder. On the 
VCR: Set the input selector to the 
external video input (usually labeled 
LINE IN).

2

Start the playback of the movies 
(

27) or still images (

31).

NOTES

  Turn off all the devices before starting the 
connections. 
  Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted 
while the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is 
connected to the camcorder.
  We recommend powering the camcorder 
using the compact power adapter.
  If you connect to a TV using the HDMI 
connection –connection type 

– or the video 

component connection –connection type 

– 

you can enjoy the full resolution of 
high-definition TV.
  About the HDMI™ connection
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia 
Interface) connection –connection type 

– is a 

convenient all-digital connection using a single 
cable for both video and audio. When you 
connect the camcorder to an HDTV equipped 
with an HDMI terminal, you can enjoy video and 
audio playback at the highest quality.
- The HDMI terminal on the camcorder is for 
output only. Do not connect it to an HDMI output 
terminal on an external device, as this may 
damage the camcorder.
- The HDMI connection will recognize 
automatically the highest resolution supported 
by the connected HDTV, and output the optimal 
video signal to ensure the best viewing 
experience. You can confirm the current 
specification of the video output in the [HDMI 
OUT] information display at the bottom of the 

 PLAY/OUT SETUP2 menu screen in 

 mode (

 PLAY/OUT SETUP 

menu in other modes).
- Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when 
connecting the camcorder to DVI monitors.
- Some HDTVs have their HDCP digital content 
protection configured so as not to allow the 
playback of personal content (video recorded 
for personal uses). If you cannot play back the 
video recorded with this camcorder on your 
HDTV using the HDMI connection, try 
connecting the camcorder using the video 
component connection –connection type 

– 

instead.
- There will be no video output from the AV/

 

terminal or the COMPONENT OUT terminal 
while the camcorder is connected to an external 
device using the HDMI cable. In such case, only 
audio will be output from the AV/

 terminal.

(

8)

1

2

3

1

3

1