How to Connect Laptop to TV via HDMI Easily

April Cai, in Technical Tips

It’s popular to connect laptop to TV for enjoying watching anything on the big screen. There are different ways to connect your laptop to TV. This post is going to tell you the common one — how to connect laptop to TV via HDMI. It’s pretty easy. Just go on with the following 4 steps, you can do it at once.

Step 1.


Power on your laptop and TV (both with HDMI port) and prepare a HDMI cable.

Step 2.


Plug HDMI cable into both your laptop’s and TV’s HDMI ports.

Step 3.


Now you may see your TV with blue screen showing No signal message.
Press INPUT or SOURCE button on your TV remote.
Then use the Arrow icon to choose HDMI 1 on TV screen.

Step4.


Now on your TV,  you may see the same screen with laptop.

If not, follow the steps below to do some other settings.

a)
On your laptop’s keyboard, press Windows key + R key together to open Run box.

b)
Type control in the box and hit Enter to open Control Panel.

c)
Click Display when view by Large icons.

d)
Click Adjust resolution.

e)
Select TV from Display drop-down list.

f)
Then try to change its solution to earn a best view on TV screen.
Once it’s done, click OK to save the setting.

 

How if there’s no sound from TV speakers?

Check that the sound isn’t muted, and that the volume is set properly both on your laptop and TV. 

And also set your HDMI audio output device as default device.

a)
Right-click on the sound icon at bottom right on your laptop’s screen.
Then click Playback devices.

b)
Highlight your HDMI audio output device and click Set Default.

If you cannot see your HDMI audio output device, right-click on the blank area of and tick on Show Disabled Devices.

Still No Sound?

If after all the settings above, there’s still no sound from your TV’s speakers, we high recommend you update your HDMI audio output device driver. You can choose to download the latest driver from your device manufacturer’s website. However, it’s not such easy as it sound. It needs you find the correct driver and download it all manually. If you’re not a tech-savvy, it’s advised you use such an extremely driver tool — Driver Easy.

You can update all your missing and outdated drivers automatically with just one-click with its Pro version. It comes with a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee and professional tech support 24/7. Or your can try its Free version, and update your drivers one by one.

That’s all there is to it. Hopefully you can enjoy the big screen now.

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