How To Connect Laptop To T.V

It is factual that television were invented and created earlier than the laptops. With the first successful electronic television demonstrated on September 27, 1927 by Philo Taylor Farnsworth. This long duration of over 80 years has enabled television to develop in terms of use, flexibility, size and screen adjustment. Laptop’s screen may stand strenuous to adjust and use as it is small and at times it requires the user to adjust their eyes to be able to clearly see what they are reading, the visual music or even the movie they watching. The laptop screen cannot allow more than three family members to sit comfortably and watch movies and series as they enjoy their dinner.

You no longer have to worry on the laptop screen adjustment or even straining your eyes to have a look at the breathtaking movie. Just as you require a match box and a match stick to create that huge bonfire to get warmth and the party going on, the same can be done by connecting your laptop to the television to get a big and comfortable screen display of your content from the laptop.

In order to do the connection you will need to look at the ports on both your laptop and television cables and the connections can either be composite, S- video, VGA, DVI or HDMI port. This will assist you to get the right cable to get to both devices with later interferences or shortage. The ports connection is as shown:

After that the next step is to see which video input ports your television has and this will depend on whether your television is a standard- definition or high- definition TV[footnoteRef:2].The standard- definition TV usually have composite video or S- video ports while high- definition ones have VGA, DVI or HDMI ports. The VGA provide analog signal while the DVI and HDMI provide high digital signal. You will then need to get the right video cable to connect your laptop to TV.[footnoteRef:3] If your laptop output port is the same as your input port, then you should definitely get the cable of the same kind of connector on each end. In a situation where your laptop output is different from your TV input port then you will need an adaptor cable. Adaptor cable is available to convert CGA or DVI or HDMI to composite video. There are also adaptor cable to connect your laptop USB port to your TV’s HDMI port if you laptop does not have a HDMI port. You can obtain an audio cable along except when you have made the connection with HDMI cable. In connecting the cables to the ports you are required to shut down your laptop but this is not necessary with HDMI cables and ports. You will then be required to set your TV to the right input as this will enable the laptop to recognize it as a display. Switch on your laptop. You will then have to adjust the screen resolution if necessary and adjust your TV zoom level. You are good to go! [2: www.wikihow.com] [3: www.wikihow.com]