When watching a movie or a video, bigger seems always better. Currently, a Laptop or your Desktop might be the biggest you’ve got. What if we up the game some notches?? Netflix on TV? Why not stream Pewdiepie videos directly on TV? Make an HTPC just using an HDMI cable. Today, we will learn to connect your PC to your Television using HDMI cable.
Before we get started with HDMI
HDMI cables are of many kinds and make sure you have the right one for the job, check your laptop or PC for whether it will need a mini, micro or a regular HDMI cable.
Also, there is no such thing as an HDMI booster and “HDMI 1.4” at least not in this case, buying a more ‘expensive’ one won’t give you a better picture. Just get a high-speed cable. You don’t need special HDMI cables for 3D movies or ARC.
Let’s get started with HDMI
Step 1. Connecting an HDMI cable to the TV
Make sure to connect it to the right jack.
Step 2. Connect the other plug to the PC
Usually behind your CPU or the side of your Laptop:
Step 3. Switch Video source on the TV
Search for the option to switch TV output, most likely to be in the “Menu” look for ‘input’ or ‘PC’.
After you get to the desired option your TV might project directly, if it doesn’t, proceed to next step.
The label on the HDMI port that you plugged into might help here. For example, if your TV has 4 sources and you plugged into 3, keep pressing the input button until you get to 3.
Step 4. Go to start menu
So we get it, Windows 8 doesn’t have a start menu, just swipe on the right edge of the screen and click on the search option.
For Windows 7 and Windows 10 go to ‘Start Menu’ and search for Control Panel.
Step 5. Look for the display option
If you can find the display option, click the Search bar and Display.
Once you get to display look for “adjust Screen Resolution”.
It will bring you to a window that shows different options on how you can view whatever is displayed on your TV or monitor. You will see two different displays, with one disabled. Click on the disabled monitor and then “Extend the desktop onto this monitor” and click “Apply”.
When Something goes wrong
The TV with Windows desktop. It’s possible it won’t work the first time, try again. If after trying several times it still doesn’t work, check to make sure the HDMI cable is correctly plugged in on both ends. If it still doesn’t work, you might have a faulty cable.
Adjust the resolution as needed so it looks good on your TV.