How to Connect a PS3 to a Phillips TV

By Chappy Sinclair ; Updated September 15, 2017

The PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a high-definition gaming console that supports both standard AV connections and high-resolution connections (such as HDMI). Most of the older Philips TVs come with a standard AV input. Newer, flat-panel Philips TVs include standard AV inputs and high-resolution inputs. To get the best video quality out of your PS3, using an HDMI connection is recommended if the option is available. The PS3 does not include an HDMI cable, only a standard AV cable.

Standard AV

Turn off the PS3.

Connect the flat end of the PS3 AV cable into the "AV Multi Out" port on the back of the PS3.

Connect the "red," "white" and "yellow" prongs on the opposite end of the PS3 AV cable into the corresponding "red," "white" and "yellow" AV inputs on the TV (usually located on the side or in the back).

Press the "Source" button on the Philips TV remote.

Select the "AV" video display mode.

Turn on the PS3. The PS3 logo will appear on the screen.

HDMI Connection

Turn off the PS3, and disconnect any previous AV connection.

Connect one end of the HDMI cable into the "HDMI Out" port on the back of the PS3.

Connect the opposite end of the HDMI cable into the "HDMI" port on the TV (usually located on the side or in the back).

Press the "Source" button on the Philips TV remote.

Select the "HDMI" video display mode.

Turn on the PS3. The PS3 logo will appear on screen.

Select "Yes" when asked if you want to output video and audio using HDMI.

Select "Yes" when asked if you want to automatically switch to the optimal setting.

Confirm the settings by selecting "Yes."

About the Author

Chappy Sinclair has been writing professionally since 2006. He has been able to share his gaming and computer-related impressions and opinions on a national scale with published submissions in "PC Gamer Magazine" and "Maximum PC." Sinclair is currently studying for an aeronautical degree in navigation and avionics at the American Academy of Aeronautics.