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How to Connect PC to TV With Windows 10 Free?
How To Connect PC To TV HDMI Windows 10 Free? If your TV supports HDMI, you can connect it to your laptop using an HDMI cable. You can also use other cables, such as a mini-HDMI or micro-HDMI, or adapters that have HDMI on one end and another connector, such as VGA or DisplayPort.
Make sure the TV and your PC have the same resolution. Otherwise, the text may be too small to read on the TV.
1. Plug the HDMI Cable:
The most basic PC-to-TV connection consists of running a wire from your laptop to an HDMI input on your TV. You’ll need a full-sized HDMI cable (or the appropriate adapter) for your TV and laptop, and you should make sure that both the TV and laptop have an available HDMI port.
You’ll also want to make sure that the cable you’re using is a “directional” HDMI cable. These have arrows printed on both ends to show which way to plug the cable. Directional HDMI cables send signals in only one direction, so if you plug the cable in reverse you won’t get an image on the screen.
Some laptops have what are called DisplayPort connectors, which look like HDMI ports but are actually different. If your laptop has a DisplayPort connector, you’ll need either a normal HDMI cable or an adapter with a DisplayPort male-to-HDMI female end. Some Apple laptops have what are called mini-DisplayPort connectors, which look even more like HDMI ports but are actually different again. If your laptop has these, you’ll need a special mini-DisplayPort to HDMI adapter cable.
Once you’ve got the cable plugged in, turn on the TV and then change its input to the HDMI port that you plugged the cable into. If the TV isn’t showing an image, try turning it off and on again. You might also need to tweak some settings on the computer, depending on the type of TV and your preferred resolution.
2. Turn on the TV:
If you’re looking to surf the web from the comfort of your couch, show off vacation photos on a large screen, or maybe even play triple-A games on a big TV, it’s pretty simple to connect your PC to a television via an HDMI cable. The key is to be sure the cables are correctly connected and the TV is properly set up.
You may need a special cable depending on your computer’s output ports and your HDTV’s inputs (HDMI, DVI, or VGA), but you should be able to hook up any modern PC to any modern HDTV. Turn on the TV, and make sure it’s set to the AV input labeled “PC”.
To connect the computer to the TV, open up the Windows desktop by clicking on its icon on the taskbar. Right-click and select Display Settings. Click the Detect button, and your computer should automatically start searching for the TV. Once the TV is detected, you’ll see two squares, labeled 1 and 2, in the display settings window. Duplicate these displays will mirror exactly what’s on your computer screen onto the TV, while Extend these displays will turn the TV into an extended part of the desktop.
Mac users will need to go through System Preferences/Displays/Arrangement and either ‘Mirror Displays’ or ‘Extend Displays’ to set up a multi-screen arrangement, though the process should be similar.
Once the TV is in either mode, you can drag any open windows on your computer to the TV screen to view them.
3. Turn on the PC:
There are a few different ways to connect a laptop to a TV, but the easiest is to use an HDMI cable. Make sure that the TV has a free HDMI port and that it is turned on and set to the correct input. You can also use a DVI or VGA cable to connect a laptop to a TV, but these connections are more difficult to work with.
Another way to connect a laptop to a TV is to use screen-sharing technology. This feature is built into Windows computers, and it lets you display your computer’s screen on the TV without any wires. You can also use a wireless dongle to connect your laptop to a TV. These devices plug into a TV’s HDMI port and communicate with the TV over Wi-Fi.
Before connecting your laptop to a TV, it’s important to shut down the computer and unplug its power cables (and battery, if applicable). This will ensure that no data is lost during the connection process.
Once you’ve done this, turn on the TV and the PC. If the computer does not recognize the TV as an additional display, click the Detect button on the Identify tab of the Display Settings window. This will display each display’s assigned number on-screen briefly. Once the computer recognizes the TV, right-click on the desktop and select Display Settings. Unfold the drop-down menu and select Duplicate this display or Extend this display.
4. Select the TV:
If your TV supports screen mirroring (also known as projecting), you can connect it to your PC wirelessly using the Miracast feature. This method requires a computer that runs Windows 10 or later and your TV to be on the same Wi-Fi network. You may also need a 3rd party Miracast adapter (dongle) for some computers and TVs. You can also use a standard HDMI cable to tether the two devices.
To begin, make sure the TV is powered on and set to the correct input source. On most modern TVs, this is indicated by an HDMI icon. Then, connect one end of an HDMI cable to a free port on the TV and the other to an available port on your laptop. Windows 10 should automatically recognize the TV as an external display and should show the laptop’s desktop on the TV.
Alternatively, you can connect your laptop to the TV via a VGA cable. Most modern laptops have VGA ports, but older laptops may require a special VGA-to-HDMI cable or an HDMI-to-VGA converter. Some TVs support the old VGA connection as well, but you will need to manually change the TV’s input to the PC’s video signal.
If you connected your PC with an HDMI cable, you can use the Detect button in the Display Settings menu to tell the computer to look for the TV. Once the computer detects the TV, click Duplicate to mirror the TV’s display on the PC or Extend to make the TV a secondary display.