Guide - Connecting your laptop to an HDTV or a TV


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I am writing this guide after asking a couple of times on how to connect a laptop to a TV. People want to do this for several reasons. First, it is ideal for presentations at work, at school or at home. It is also suitable for viewing images and videos with friends, watching movies on DVD, and now also used to view Blu-ray and HD on an HDTV.

First, we want to ensure you get the most out of your laptop when it is displayed on theTV.


If you have an HDTV with HDMI inputs, make sure your laptop has an HDMI output. If you do, you're in luck! Your HDTV can display from your laptop on high-definition resolutions. All we need is an HDMI cable to connect them. If your HDTV HDMI inputs are already sold out. An HDMI switch is the best solution for you. supply switches that can connect up to 5 HDMI sources to one HDMI input.
If you do not have HDMI output on the laptop, check if you have a DVI output. Some of ASUS, andDell laptops have. If you do, you can connect your notebook to an HDTV via an HDMI to DVI. Both are digital cables to produce what will be the same HD as a standard HDMI cable.
If your laptop does not have HDMI or DVI out, should have a VGA output. VGA connection is capable of high resolutions. However, the different types of TV support VGA resolutions. You should check the maximum resolution of your TV model is compatible with VGA.
Almost all laptops come withan S-Video. It will not be as big of a picture, but certainly do the job with an S-Video.

After connecting the cable selected, start your laptop and see if your TV has been detected. If not, you should go to the properties of your screen and find the setting that will allow your TV to display on your laptop. Where to find the configuration can vary depending on the graphics card (just look around). If you experience difficulties in obtainingyour TV to display an image, make sure you have updated drivers for your computer screen. Now, you'll probably want the sound of something other than the portable speakers. Thus, you can choose to exit the TV, or an explosion of home theater audio receiver.


The best way to connect audio to your TV or receiver via a cable digital audio. Both coaxial or Toslink digital audio cable work perfect for crispHigh audio quality. Make sure your laptop via the coaxial cable is digital or optical audio output. Some laptops use the headphone jack to double as a digital coaxial (S / PDIF). If you use this method, you will need a 3.5mm to RCA adapter with a digital coaxial cable. If your laptop does not have these outlets and still want the high sound quality. Do not worry! You can always get an external (USB) sound card that has a coaxial or optical digital output. Irecommend the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 SB1090 Toslink optical audio output.
Another way, which does not require any add-ons, is to use headphones (3.5 mm) takes his laptop to the RCA (red and white) on your TV or receiver. To do this, you Simply Adapter 3.5mm to 2 RCA audio cables with two RCA.

I know that all these cables can be confusing for you. If you have problems that each cable is similar or moreon a wire, check the cable guide CableTrain.com. All these cables are available on our website as well. I hope that now you can connect your laptop to the television success of the best way possible!

Thanks To - Pioneer VSX-819H-K Receiver Onkyo TX-SR606 AV Receiver


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