How To Connect Laptop To TV. You might want to perform your laptop work on a television or watch movies and online videos on the big screen then it is essential that the laptop is properly connected to the Television.
Old CRT televisions can accept only 15-pin VGA cables to be connected from the laptops. But now latest laptops come with DVI ports and can be connected only to LCD and LED TVs using DVI to HDMI cable available in the computer peripheral shops.
Previous laptops support S-Video cable and they can be used only with Old CRT TVs. So now you can’t connect old laptops using S-video Port to a LCD TV and also Latest Laptops using DVI Port to the old CRT TVs.
DVI to HDMI Cable
New LCD and LED TVs support HDMI and therefore your laptops now a days come with DVI port which can be used to connect to the televisions using DVI to HDMI Cable. These cables you can get in ebay or Amazon sites. This cable connects DVI devices to HDMI devices such as Desktop Computers, Laptop to LCD, projectors, plasma and HDTVs. It also works from an HDMI-enabled source such as a set-top box, DVD player, Games consoles, BLURAY, A/V receiver to video monitor and projector for Video only. But you need to read the manual of the cable before buying. Because they are different based on the LCD and LED TV you use. The length of the cable is generally 1.8 meters.
Also do remember to connect RCA cable for Audio. This is done after connecting the DVI to HDMI Cable. RCA Cable used for transmitting sound from your laptop to TV. This cable also easily available in computer shops.
External Display Settings
Now Press Win+P in your laptop if you use Windows-7 OS. Here you can easily access settings for the external display monitors. Here is the screenshot:
Finally change the normal video1 mode to Video2 in your TV with the help of remote. This is just a toggle mode which you can experiment easily. It may be different in other TVs. That is all. You are done with connecting Laptop to either TV or Projector and the source can be a laptop or Desktop PC, set-top box, DVD player, Gaming consoles, Bluray and even A/V receiver.