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    Connecting EOS REBEL T3i/EOS 600D to a TV to view (play back) still images and movies on the TV

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    • Viewing still photos and movies on TV sets

      With this camera, you can also view still photos and movies on a TV set. To view images on the camera's memory card, it is necessary to connect the camera and television using a stereo AV cable or an HDMI cable. 
      Viewing images by connecting the camera with non-HD and HD (high-definition) TV sets is explained below.

      ATTENTION

      • Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television, turn off the camera and television.


      NOTE

      • Adjust the movie's sound volume with the TV set.
      • Depending on the TV set, part of the image displayed might be cut off.

      Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets

      1. Connect the provided AV cable to the camera.
      With the plug’s logo facing the back of the camera, insert it into the < A/V OUT > terminal.

      2. Connect the AV cable to the TV set.
      Connect the AV cable to the TV’s video IN terminal and audio IN terminal.

      3. Turn on the TV and switch the TV's video input to select the connected port.

      4. Set the camera's power switch to .
      For the details about how to open the LCD monitor, see How to use the vari-angle LCD monitor of the EOS REBEL T3i/EOS 600D.

      5. Press the <  > (Playback) button.
      The image will appear on the TV screen. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera's LCD monitor.) 
      To playback the movie, see "Playing Back Movies".


      IMPORTANT

      • If the video system format does not match the TV’s, the images will not be displayed properly. Set the proper video system format with [ :Video system].
      • Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable.

      6. Press the to select a movie.

      • On the single-image display, the [  ] icon displayed on the upper left indicates a movie.
      • On the index display, the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates a movie. As movies cannot be played on the index display, press the button to switch to the single-image display.


      7. On the single-image display, press the button.
      The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom.

      8. Press the to select [  ], and then press the button to start playing the movie.
      You can pause the movie playback by pressing the button. 
      During movie play back, adjust the sound volume with the TV set. (Turning the

      will not adjust the sound volume.) 

      Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets

      The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required to connect with HD TVs.

      1. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera.

      With the plug's <  HDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera, insert it into the terminal.

      2. Connect the HDMI cable to the TV's HDMI IN port.

      3. Turn on the TV and switch the TV's video input to select the connected port.

      4. Flip out the LCD monitor, and then set the power switch to .
      For the details about how to open the LCD monitor, see How to use the vari-angle LCD monitor of the EOS REBEL T3i/EOS 600D.

      5. If the <  > (Playback) button is pressed, the image will appear on the TV screen. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera's LCD monitor.)

      • The images will be displayed automatically at the TV's optimum resolution.
      • By pressing the button, you can change the display format.
      • To playback the movie, follow the procedure below.



      IMPORTANT

      • Do not connect any other device's output to the camera's terminal. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
      • Certain TVs might not be able to playback the captured images. In such a case, use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV.
      • The camera's terminal and terminal cannot be used at the same time.

      6. Press the to select a movie.



      7. On the single-image display, press the button.
      The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom.

      8. Press the to select [  ], and then press the button to start playing the movie.
      You can pause the movie playback by pressing the button. 
      During movie play back, adjust the sound volume with the TV set. (Turning the

      will not adjust the sound volume.) 

      Items Related to Playback


      IconItemPlayback Description
      ExitReturns to the single-image display.
      PlayPressing <SET> button between play and pause.
      Slow motionAdjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <Cross Keys>. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right.
      First frameDisplays the movie's first frame.
      Previous frameEach time you press <SET> button, a single previous frame is displayed. If you hold down <SET> button, it will rewind the movie.
      Next frameEach time you press <SET> button, the movie will play frame-byframe. If you hold down <SET> button, it will fast forward the movie.
      Last frameDisplays the movie's last scene.
      EditDisplays the editing screen.
      Background music*Playback a movie with the selected background music. For more information, refer to the instruction manuals that came with your camera.
      Playback position
      mm' SS"Playback time (minutes:seconds)
      VolumeWhen you connect the camera to a TV set to playback a movie, adjust the sound volume with the TV set. (Turning the <Main Dial> will not adjust the sound volume.)
      *When a background music is set, the movie's sound will not be played.


      REFERENCE

      Shooting movies with the camera connected to a TV
      • When the camera is connected to a TV set via HDMI cable, the camera will read the information on the TV set's compatible video input signals. The camera then selects the optimum video output signal (1080/60i, 1080/50i, 480/60p, or 576/50p) and the video is displayed.
      • The video image displayed on an HDMI-connected TV set while no movie is being shot (movie Live View) is displayed on the camera's LCD monitor. It cannot be displayed in 16:9 on the LCD monitor.
      • When movie shooting starts while the camera is connected to a TV set via HDMI, the video signal will automatically switch to 480/60p or 576/50p due to the imaging engine's compatible limits, resulting in a smaller image size. However, many HD TV sets will automatically try and fit the image to 16:9, so it will look unnatural with the image stretched horizontally.
      • If you connect the camera to a TV set and shoot a movie, the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. However, the sound will be properly recorded.

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    • View Answer at http://www.canon.co.uk/Support/Consumer_Products/products/cameras/Digital_SLR/EOS_600D.aspx?faqtcmuri=tcm:14-821654&page=1&type=faq
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