How Many HDMI Ports on Samsung Smart TV?


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Written By Dinu Sri

Dr. H. T. D. S. Madusanka is an electronic enthusiastic, involved in research and development.

High-definition multimedia interfaces (HDMI) are standard units that are used to simultaneously transfer the digital video and audio from the source like a computer, camera, pen drive, or other on TV. It is originally developed by electronics companies with the aim to allow their users to have full-on entertainment on their TV. And it has been widely adopted by every television to give their users a great experience. 

However, the goal was initiated in 2002 to improve the connectivity standards by adding small connectors in the TV. In 2008, HDMI got its status, and at that time, HDMI had a single port on the TV, but now with technological advancement, HDMI comes under various ports. 

Thus to answer your question- how many HDMI ports a Samsung TV has? You need to invest a couple of minutes in reading this entire post. So, let’s begin!

What are the HDMI ports available in Samsung Smart TV?

You know that Samsung Smart TV comes in various models, so every TV model has its own HDMI ports numbers. Most 3 HDMI ports are available on each Samsung One to connect Box. The Samsung connect box is a media receiver with in-built TV-tuner technology. It reduces cable clutter by acting as a hub for easily connecting all of your devices.  

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Depending on the Samsung Smart TV model and the year of manufacture. The one connect Box offers you different ports and connectivity. Now, let us see different models that give brief information on one connect Box. 

2014 Samsung one connect Box

The ports are available on 2014 one to connect Box, such as:

  • Antenna
  • 4 x HDMI In
  • Ethernet Port
  • Audio Out in 1
  • AV in 2
  • Service Port
  • One connects Port
  • USB 3.0 5v
  • USB 2.0 5V
  • IR out
  • Digital Audio OUT Port

2015 Samsung one Mini connect Box

  • 4 HDMI IN
  • Digital audio out
  • One connect Mini Port
  • 2 USB 2.0 5V ports

2015 Samsung One connect Box

  • Antenna
  • 4 x HDMI In
  • Ethernet Port
  • Audio Out in 1
  • AV in 2
  • Service Port
  • One connects Port
  • USB 3.0 5v
  • 2 USB 2.0 5V
  • IR out
  • Digital Audio OUT Port

2016 Samsung One connect Box

  • Antenna
  • 4 x HDMI In
  • Ethernet Port
  • Audio Out in 1
  • AV in 2
  • Service Port
  • One connects Port
  • USB 3.0 5v
  • USB 2.0 5V
  • IR out
  • Digital Audio OUT Port

2017 Samsung Mini & One connect Box

  • 4 HDMI IN
  • Digital audio out
  • One connect Mini Port
  • 2 USB 2.0 5V ports

2017 Samsung One Connect Box

  • Antenna
  • 4 x HDMI In
  • Ethernet Port
  • Audio Out in 1
  • AV in 2
  • Service Port
  • One connects Port
  • USB 3.0 5v
  • USB 2.0 5V
  • IR out
  • Digital Audio OUT Port

2018 One Mini Connect Box

  • 4 HDMI IN
  • Digital audio out
  • One connect Mini Port
  • 2 USB 2.0 5V ports

2018 One Connect Box

  • Antenna
  • 4 x HDMI In
  • Ethernet Port
  • Audio Out in 1
  • AV in 2
  • Service Port
  • One connects Port
  • USB 3.0 5v
  • USB 2.0 5V
  • IR out
  • Digital Audio OUT Port

If you want to know the details of one connect port, click here

What can we do with Samsung Smart TV HDMI Ports?

To know the use of Samsung Smart TV HDMI ports, it is essential to read about the types of HDMI ports. There are mainly five different types of ports such as A, B, C, D, and E. The most common HDMI port is used that has 19 pins, Type A. This is further used to connect HDTVs, Laptops, and DVD players. 

Let us see how we can use Samsung Smart TV HDMI Ports. 

1.      Watch movies and video content.

The most popular use of HDMI is you can watch video and audio content from your laptop and Mobile. A TV certainly gives a better view of your desired content. For instance, if you want to watch your favorite movie, you just connect your Mobile with an HDMI cable. You can even use your laptop to watch any content, be it a movie, songs, wedding videography, etc. 

2.      Connect to the second monitor

Another popular usage to connect HDMI cable is watching content on two different screens. However, most people find it in working on one computer, but some require two. If this is your case, you can find it easy with an HDMI cable. This is often used by the video editor, developers, etc. Moreover, it mainly improves the minimizing and maximizing of the windows that improve productivity.

3.      Connect your Decoder

Yet another good use of HDMU cable is connecting your Samsung smart TV with PayTV or air decoder. With this, you can come with high-quality audio or video content on your TV. Another benefit you can enjoy with HDMI is you can connect your TV with a streaming box TV. With this, you will be able to watch video content, and people are able to watch Apple, prime video, or other entertainment. However, these services are increasing at a rapid pace. 

Now with HDMI, your TV is no longer to be TV. It becomes smart, and streaming boxes can help you achieve the good results you need. 

4.      Connect the soundbar

If you love listening to loud music along with watching video content on a high-quality level, then HDMI is available to you. This results in raising the sound quality, and it gives better output on your slim TV. However, to make its use make sure your TV has a supportable connection to it.

How do I connect my phone with an HDMI cable to Samsung Smart TV?

If you want to connect the phone with HDMI cable with Samsung Smart TV, then you will have to follow the given steps. 

1.      Check the charging port your phone has

With this, you will find three types of ports such as micro USB, Slimport micro USB, and USB type c. Check the port type that you have on your phone. 

2.      Check whether your TV needs a special adapter

Most new Samsung Smart TV has HDMI ports. If the port has an MHL logo, then its means your phone is supportive of MHL, and your TV does not need an adapter. 

3.      Connect the phone with a cable

Now, take your HDMI cable and connect it with your phone. 

4.      Connect your cable to the adapter

Next, you will need to connect the HDMI cable to the adapter to get the visual/audio content.

5.      Connect the adapter to the TV

To display the audio/video content on your TV must ensure you have connected the adapter to the TV.

6.      Use a TV remote to change the source.

Finally, to watch the content, you will need to switch your TV to HDMI. Then select what you want to check. 

These are the steps to be performed to enjoy the content with the help of an HDMI cable. While doing this, make sure you are performing each step carefully. In case of any doubt, you must ask an expert. 

Besides, if you want to connect your laptop or streaming channels, the above steps will be performed to get the best output. 

The Bottom Line

Most new Samsung Smart TV includes 3 HDMI ports for different uses. All you need to read on the manual guide of Samsung Smart TV to get the best use of it. We hope with the above guide; you can know how HDMI ports can help you achieve good results.