Tech Tip – Connecting Your Laptop to Your TV.

If you have a HDMI port of your computer and an HDTV, you can connect the pair using a HDMI cable and you can then use the TV as a monitor. Using a slim HDMI cable can make things easier if you regularly travel and want to plug in to the HDMI port on hotel TVs.

It’s easy to set up:

  • Plug the cable into the HDMI port on your laptop and plug the other end of the cable into the specified HDMI port on the TV.
  • Turn the TV on and use the INPUT button on the TV / TV remote to select the matching input (it could be blank).
  • With Windows, configure Your PC to Use HDMI* by going to ‘Control Panel’, ‘Adjust screen resolution’. Click on the 2nd monitor and select “Extend the desktop onto this monitor” and click “Apply.
  • Adjust the screen resolution so that the Windows desktop background shown on the TV screen is big enough, un-mute the sound and you’re ready to go.