You finally got that fancy new TV you’ve been looking for. It has all the bells and whistles that you wanted, and now the only thing left to do is download some movies, sit back and relax. But in order to do that, you’d need to hook up your laptop to your TV… uh-oh. Not sure how to do that? Read on and we’ll tell you.
There are plenty of different laptops in the market depending on your preference and needs. But the downside of laptops is that it can be hard to read or to look at especially during long periods and when dealing with smaller details. If you are working all day on your laptop it can be tiring to the eyes especially nowadays that most people are working and studying at home. They’re also not the greatest screens for watching movies in HD with friends.
There is a simple solution to give your eyes relief from looking at a small screen and that is to connect your laptop to your television screen. It is an easy and cost-effective solution to make your viewing experience better. If you already have an existing flat-screen TV, double its purpose by connecting your laptop in easy steps.
How to connect your laptop and TV?
There are plenty of ways to connect your laptop to your TV screen depending on your available connectors.
Connecting With an HDMI Cable
Using an HDMI cable is the easiest way to connect your laptop to your TV because most people have access to an HDMI cable and ports on both laptop and TV. It is also a reliable and stable connection compared to any other type of connection because it is wired, meaning you get the best output quality without the lag. Although this is a great and easy solution, there are some limitations to this type of connection.
Distance or range is one of the biggest limitations of the HDMI connection. You will need a long HDMI cable for longer range and also you have to make sure that there are no hurdles along with the connection and that it is safe against tripping and pulling out because that would immediately sever your connection.
This is the best way to connect your laptop to your computer if you are working on a shorter distance.
Connecting With Wireless HDMI
If you are having a hard time connecting cables to your laptop to your TV, or you have active kids running around who might end up tripping on your cable, then going wireless might be best for you. Using a wireless HDMI extender is as easy as using a cabled one. You will need to buy an HDMI transmitter and receiver though, but it works wonders. Once you have an HDMI transmitter, hook up your transmitter to your laptop and the receiver to your TV and it could reach up to 100ft of distance.
Although they can be quite pricey, it is a good investment if you are really working long periods of time on your laptop. Another con to this connection is that there could be a slight lag in the connection.
The good thing about this option is that you can use this at almost any distance with less probability of losing your connection because of any untoward incident.
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