Key Points:

  • The Default LG TV input source is set to Live TV or None.
  • For a preferred streaming service or cable TV, one has to change the input source to an HDMI port.
  • Through several ways, you can change the Input Source option to your preferred one.

All LG televisions come with a default source that automatically starts whenever you turn it on. When you are not using the default source port, seeing no signal or static is really annoying. So, how to make LG TV start on HDMI?

The answer is simple. You have to navigate through the menu options and find the right one to change the input source.

In this article, I have explained the process with easy-to-understand steps. Read till the end to know it all.

How to Make LG TV Start On HDMI?

The LG tv default input settings show live TV which most of the users don’t use. As a result, they see static or no signal messages on their newly bought LG TV. There is an option inside the settings menu by which you can change the input source and set it to your preferred HDMI port.

To do that, you have to follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open the main menu settings from the remote or do it by pressing the home button.

Step 2: After that, find the input source option by navigating through the menu.

Step 3: Finally, select the preferred HDMI port from the option which will be set to default.

What to Do When LG TV Doesn’t Let You Change Input to HDMI?

I have seen some users complaining about not being able to change the input to the active HDMI port. The solution to this problem can’t be explained in one sentence or paragraph. Let me tell you the possible ways to resolve the issue.

The very first step is to access the input menu and provide a password if necessary. Here, you have to press and hold a button named ‘Settings’ for more than 4 or 5 seconds.

Some remotes may not have the settings button. In that case, you can go to the settings through the home screen.

Once you have been asked for a password, you can enter pin code ‘1105’. After that, disable or deactivate the Hotel Mode immediately.

And, you will be able to change the source of the input from the menu. Sometimes, that password may not work. You can also try ‘0000’, ‘0413’, ‘7777’, ‘8741’, or ‘8878’.

Even if the problem doesn’t go away, you will have to download LG TV remote application. After that repeating, the process mentioned here can do the trick.

How Can I Change Input to HDMI Through Hotel Mode?

In the previous section, I have told you that disabling Hotel mode can give you the option of changing the input. But one can do it in this mode too.

To do this, you have to access the option by pressing the settings button on the remote for more than 5 seconds.

After that, type 1105 and you will be given the ‘LG Hotel Mode Setup’ option. When you enable it, you will see several other options getting live.

Now, keep scrolling down till you find the ‘Power on Default’ option. Enabling it will show the input source option being set to ‘None’.

Hover on that option and press the right navigation button, you will see different input ports. Select the preferred HDMI port, and exit the menu.


How to make LG TV start on HDMI? I hope that you now know the easiest way for changing the input source to an HDMI port.

Some people wonder whether there is a way to do it without using the remote. Unfortunately, there is not.

After setting one source as default, you can change the source easily later on. All you have to do is open the input menus from the top right corner, and select the one you want to watch.

Once you have gotten used to the menu location, it won’t take much time to switch the input sources.


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