How to connect a Laptop to HDTV (Television): Laptop screen is very small to watch movies and videos. We can connect the laptop to LCD or LED HDTV to get bigger experience in viewing. We can view whatever displayed on the PC’s screen on TV. First, we need to check ports of both Laptop and HDTV. The list of ports normally available in recent models of HDTV’s is HDMI, Composite, VGA, DVI, and S-video.
Nowadays connecting a laptop to an HDTV is a pretty simple process. All you need to have some knowledge of ports and cables to make a connection. Here are the detailed images of the port available in the HDTVs. Most of the ports are available on the back side of the TV and some on the left side panel.
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Connecting and Configuring Ports
The newer HDTVs and laptop computers have HDMI ports. So an HDMI Male to Male Cable can be used to hook the computer. Also, DVI Male to Male Cable or DVI to HDMI cables can be used. After connecting both cables next, we need to configure display settings on the laptop. Open the “Display Settings” on your Windows computer and enable the output to the TV screen. You can either mirror the content of your computer on the TV (Both laptop and TV are displaying same content) or extend the display just like a dual monitor screen. If you are using Windows 7, press the keyboard shortcut Windows+P to quickly access the display settings. Next power on the TV and change its input option to the corresponding port.
And that’s it; you have successfully connected your HDTV to the laptop. If it is not working for you, double check the connection and the ports. In most of the cases, this method works like a charm.