With the rise in a number of laptop users, lap[top manufacturers kept introducing more and more features in laptops. Now, laptops are very powerful these days including all the features which are very useful in doing office work, entertainment, and Gaming. Nowadays laptops have all the ports like USB Ports, headphone, MIC, VGA, HDMI, LAN cable jacks. All the jacks are present in almost every laptop. USB Ports, headphone jacks are mainly used in laptops and reset of the ports aren’t often used. But, these ports are very useful. If you want to connect the laptop to TV, you can use VGA or HDMI port. In this article, we’ll show you how to connect laptop to TV.
Consider you’re watching a movie with your family members or giving a presentation in school, home, office. It’s usual that laptops screen size ranges between 12″-15″. It’s too small if a number of people want to watch movie/presentation. Now, you have only one option left, either project your laptop to a projector or connect the laptop to the TV (LED). Once you connect laptop to TV, all people can watch the movie/presentation on a big screen.
Even if you have very powerful and costly laptop but can’t enjoy PC games due to the small screen, you should buy a new LED TV and connect your laptop to TV. It’ll enhance your gaming experience. Also, video editing, creating graphics etc. all can only be enjoyed if working with the video/audio/image editing software. You can work with more details on a large screen.
Connecting your laptop to LED T.V is a very easy process. It can be done by the wired or wireless way. Connecting your Laptop to T.V can help you in working on the larger screen. Also if your laptop’s screen is broken you can use this method to project your laptop to your TV But for that, your LED TV must have HDMI or VGA support. These ports help in projecting your laptop’s screen to an external display easily.
Features Of HDMI Cable
This is a cable designed to handle 1080p and 4K resolutions. An HDMI cable can provide a bandwidth of 10.2 Gbps, which is very high. Performance of HDMI cable is very high, if you connect your laptop to TV using HDMI cable, you can watch 1080p or above resolution video on the TV which is being played on your laptop. HDMI supports 3D, the high resolution like 1440p and 4k, faster refresh rate like 120Hz, deep color and so on.
Features Of VGA Cable
A Video Graphics Array (VGA) connector is a three-row 15-pin DE-15 connector. The 15-pin VGA connector is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and high-definition television sets. On laptop computers or other small devices, a mini-VGA port is sometimes used in place of the full-sized VGA connector.
Now, it’s your choice of being buying HDMI or VGA cable. If your TV has HDMI port, then prefer buying an HDMI cable, or buy VGA cable if your TV doesn’t have HDMI but have the VGA port.
How To Connect Laptop To TV
You should follow the methods given below in which we’ve shown the proper way of connecting a laptop to TV. If you’re thinking that by just connecting HDMI/VGA cable will project laptop screen on TV, then you’re wrong. However, the laptop will automatically protect the display to the TV, but you need to follow some tweaks to get good quality screen resolution. We’ve explained everything below in this article.
- Connect HDMI/VGA cable with your HDMI/VGA port on the laptop and then connect it to the HDMI/VGA port on the TV.
- Now, your screen will be automatically projected to the TV. Press Win+P and select option according to your needs:
PC Screen Only: If you want to turn off the display sharing with TV.
Duplicate: Show laptop screen content on both laptop and TV.
Extend: Extend your display with TV.
Second Screen Only: Display objects only on your TV. Laptop’s screen will be turned off.
- You’ve successfully connected laptop to TV.
Now, check if your content is being properly displayed on the TV screen. If you’re not satisfied with the projected display then you should change the resolution of your external display (TV).
Changing The Resolution Of TV Screen
- Right-Click on the desktop and select Screen Resolution.
- Now, click on Resolution and change it according to your needs.
- Press Apply, now see the results. If everything is fine, click on Keep Changes.
We now hope that you’re enjoying laptop’s screen on your TV. If you’re not enjoying and TV is showing stretched or blurry images, you should change the resolution. By default, when you connect your laptop to TV, the resolution is 1280X720 and if you’re connecting the laptop to a big screen, you’ll have to change the resolution to get better images.
In fact, if you’re not able to protect your laptop to a TV, you should check whether HDMI/VGA ports are working or not. Maybe your cable is faulty. In TV, you should set Input port to HDMI if using HDMI cable or VGA if using VGA cable to connect laptop to TV.