This emindsca shows you how to use an HDMI cable to connect your PC to a television. By connecting your PC to your TV, you will be able to view your computer screen on the big screen, allowing you to watch movies or browse the internet. An HDMI cable is all that is required to connect the two devices.
Part 1: Connecting the PC to the Television
1. One end of the HDMI cable should be connected to the PC. If you have a desktop computer, the HDMI slot is usually located behind the CPU, or on the side of the keyboard on a laptop.
Some PCs may have a standard HDMI port, whereas others may have an HDMI mini or MiniDisplay port.
One end of the HDMI mini or MiniDisplay cable should be an HDMI mini or MiniDisplay cable that can be plugged into your computer, and the other end should be a regular sized HDMI cable.
Not every computer has an HDMI port. Some older computers may be equipped with a VGA or DVI cable. These can be connected to a TV’s HDMI port using an adapter and a separate audio cable. If your laptop does not have an HDMI or other video-out port, you can buy a USB-to-HDMI adapter. It is possible that you will need to instal additional software on your computer.
2. Connect the cable’s other end to the TV. Connect the other end of the cable to a free HDMI port on your TV. The ports are typically labelled with “HDMI” and are numbered.
Make a note of which HDMI port you’re using.
Make sure you buy an HDMI cable that is the correct length for connecting your PC to your TV. If necessary, measure the distance.
3. Select the HDMI source on the TV using the TV remote. On the TV or remote, look for a button that says “Source,” “Input,” or something similar. Select the HDMI port to which your PC is connected using this button.
When you connect your PC and TV, the TV will sometimes automatically display what is on your computer monitor. If it is blank, proceed to Method 2 to detect your television in Windows 10.
To determine which HDMI source your computer is connected to, use the number labels on the HDMI ports.
Part 2: Detecting Your Television in Windows
1. Click the Start menu on your PC. This is usually found in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. It has an icon with the Windows logo. This displays the Start menu.
2. Click the Settings icon. It’s the icon that resembles a gear. It’s on the left side of the Start menu.
3. Select System. It’s the first option on the Windows Settings screen. It’s right next to an icon that looks like a laptop computer.
4. Display should be selected. It’s the first option in the left-hand sidebar menu. This displays your Display preferences.
5. Scroll to the bottom and click Detect. It can be found at the bottom of the Display Settings menu. Any connected displays will be detected by Windows.
Adjust the resolution as needed to ensure that it looks good on your television. If you have a high-definition television, choose 1920 x 1080 from the “Resolution” drop-down menu. Select up to 3840 x 2160 or the highest possible resolution in the “Resolution” drop-down menu if you have a 4K TV.
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