Depending on the model of the LG TV and manufacturing year, the location of the HDMI port varies. If this is your first time using an LG TV, you may not be able to locate the HDMI port that easily.
In many LG TV models, the HDMI port is somewhat hidden at the back of the TV. Since it is at the back of the TV, many people can’t locate it.
In this article, I will show you exactly where is the HDMI ports on an LG TV. How many HDMI ports are there on an LG TV,, and how to connect an HDMI cable to LG TV?
Where is HDMI Port on LG TV?
HDMI Ports on an LG TV are located at the back. It will be either at the center or the sides of the TV. The location of the HDMI port changes depending on the model and manufacturing year of the TV. In newer models, the ports can be accessed from the sides.
On almost every LG TV model, HDMI ports are generally toward the back side.
Towards the back side, there are two spots where the HDMI ports are generally found.
HDMI Port on Non-Wall Mount LG TVs
Directly to the back of the TV
In many LG TVs, you can find the HDMI port on the back. The cable connects directly to the back. These kinds of TVs are not suitable to be wall mounted because the HDMI cable is connected facing the back side of the TV.
The HDMI port will be labeled HDMI IN.
Some LG TVs come with multiple HDMI ports. In most cases, all the HDMI cables will be lined up in the same spot
If you are still confused, look at the picture below to get more clarity.
HDMI Port on Wall-Mount LG TVs
The location of the HDMI port slightly differs when it comes to wall-mount LG TVs.
It is towards the back of the TV, but it is aligned to either right or left
To begin, turn your TV around and look at the left or right side.
Towards the side, you will find a lowered area that houses the HDMI port and other ports like the audio jack or USB.
Refer to the picture below to get a better idea about the location of the HDMI port on LG TVs that can be wall-mounted.
How Many HDMI Ports are there on LG TV?
Depending on the LG TV model, there can be two, three, or four HDMI ports. Some LG TVs only come with a single HDMI port.
Now you may think the newer the TV, the more HDMI ports.
Well, the number of HDMI ports has nothing to do with whether the TV is new or old. Both old and new TV models come with 2 or 4 HDMI ports.
To give you a perspective, the latest LG TV UHD 70 series only comes with 2 HDMI ports.
At the same time, the the much older LG G1 OL-ED 65″ TV comes with four HDMI ports.
In short, the number of HDMI ports on an LG TV depends on the model alone. Whether the TV is new or old doesn’t mean more HDMI ports.
Usually, LG TV comes with combinations of 1, 2, 3, and 4 HDMI ports. In most cases, all of them are aligned in the same place.
How Many HDMI Ports Does One Need?
The number of HDMI ports you need depends on the number of devices you need to connect to your TV.
Having multiple HDMI ports on your TV is always beneficial. If you have multiple devices to connect to your TV, the lack of an HDMI port will be a pain.
Whenever you want to connect a different HDMI-compatible device, you need to unplug the first one and then connect the HDMI cable to the second one. Once done with that, you will need to change or switch the HDMI cable again.
You can use the remote to change the input source. If you have an LG TV with multiple HDMI ports, you don’t need to unplug and reconnect the HDMI cable again.
For example, let’s say you have a gaming console like Xbox, or PS5, a set up box, a proper home theater system, or a sound bar.
It will be ideal if you have three or more HDMI ports. If you only have one or two HDMI ports, you must remove and reconnect the HDMI cable whenever you need to switch the source device.
How to Connect HDMI Cable to LG TV?
Connecting an HDMI cable to an LG TV is fairly straightforward.
Before connecting the HDMI cable, you need to note the HDMI port to be connected. If your TV has multiple HDMI ports, you must set the input to the correct one to view content.
Most LG TV will have a label like HDMI 1, HDMI 2, etc. So note the HDMI cable label.
Grab one end of the HDMI cable and connect it to one of the HDMI ports on your LG TV. Apply firm pressure to ensure the cable is well snugged inside the port.
Connect the other end of the HDMI port to the other device.
Turn on the TV and click the Input button on your TV remote.
You need to select the correct HDMI input.
That’s it. You have successfully connected an HDMI cable to your LG TV.
How To Get More HDMI Ports on LG TV
If you have an LG TV with only one or two HDMI ports and want to connect more than three devices, all you need is an HDMI switch.
The HDMI switch is a handy device that will let you add more HDMI ports to your LG TV. The switch will have multiple HDMI ports.
So here is how it works.
You need to connect the HDMI switch to one of the TV’s HDMI ports.
Now you have converted a single HDMI port on a TV into three HDMI ports.
You can connect three HDMI cables to the switch and use the selector button to switch between HDMI 1, 2 or 3.
You can only view content from one HDMI cable at a time. There is a dedicated button in the switch, using which you can switch the input source.
For example, if you connected the HDMI cable from the HDMI switch to the HDMI 1 port on your TV. Grab your TV remote, press the input button, and select the source as HDMI 1.
Once you set the correct input source on the TV, use the select button on the HDMI switch to switch between the three HDMI inputs.
The HDMI port will be towards the back of most LG TVs. In newer models, you will find the HDMI port to the side so that you can easily access the HDMI port, even if the TV is wall-mounted.
If this is your first time using an LG TV, you may find it difficult to connect an HDMI cable initially. Once you know the location, you can easily remove and reconnect the HDMI cable without any problem.
LG TV comes with multiple HDMI ports. You need to note the HDMI port to which you connect to the cable as you will have to set it as the input to view content on the TV