Sony TV are some of the finest available, yet even they occasionally experience issues. Luckily, these issues can be easily fixed using appropriate techniques: physical buttons, an infrared app on your phone or a mouse can all help address these problems.
To switch input on Sony televisions, locate and press the Input button. This will display all available input options; continue clicking until you find something suitable.
How to Change Input on a Sony TV
Connecting the TV to a Computer
Sony TVs are great products, but as with any modern electronics they do come with some minor issues and bugs. One such issue is an annoying tendency of switching input without your control; however, most times this issue can be easily remedied through simple fixes.
Use an HDMI or VGA cable to connect your laptop computer to the television screen, then power on and select PC or RGB as the input on your television set.
The Input button on your TV’s panel, located near or above the microphone button or number pad, displays a list of input options that you can select by pressing it repeatedly until an option becomes highlighted. You can also use + and – buttons to scroll forward or backward through this list of inputs.
Connecting the TV to a Media Player
Sony televisions are superb electronic devices, but just like any device they may experience occasional issues. One such issue is when the TV will switch input on its own; this can be particularly annoying if you’re trying to watch something specific. Typically caused by damaged connection cables, this problem can usually be easily addressed and resolved.
Sony televisions make changing input easy: just find and press the input button on the TV panel; this will bring up a list of available inputs onscreen; use physical buttons or an IR remote until you find what you’re searching for!
If you don’t own a remote, using your smartphone as a replacement may also work. Simply download an IR app compatible with Sony TVs onto your smartphone, connect to the same WiFi network as your Sony TV and open up video & TV SideView app on it to access its functions.
Connecting the TV to a Home Theater System
When connecting a television to a home theater system, it is vital to use appropriate audio connections. You can either opt for optical digital cables or coaxial analog cables, depending on which is more appropriate to link the TV audio output with soundbar/amp audio input; to maximize results try keeping cables short as possible.
If your TV features an HDMI ARC (or eARC) port, make sure that both the receiver and home theater system support this feature. As steps to enable it may differ
depending on which devices are involved, please refer to their operating instructions for more details.
To change the input source on a Sony TV, locate and press the Input button on the back panel. Doing so will display all available sources that can be chosen from. By pressing it continuously, you can scroll through them all until one of them becomes highlighted; after three seconds this one will automatically become your selection.
Connecting the TV to a Smart Device
Sony televisions feature an ethernet port for easy internet connectivity. Simply plug one end of an Ethernet cable into your router, and the other into a port on the back of the TV to establish this connection and watch any content that displays on any devices on it on your Sony television.
If you want to control your Sony TV without using its remote, downloading a third- party IR blaster app onto your Smartphone may be the answer. These applications are readily available from App Store and Google Play and, once found, installed and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Sony TV can allow it to detect it and select desired inputs from an extensive list. Alternatively, buttons within the application layout allow for direct control – especially helpful in situations when your remote no longer functions properly.