How to Hook up a Laptop to a TV With HDMI

The HDMI interface allows for the simplest connection methods due to its specific ability to transfer both audio and video signals over a single cable. Use the HDMI port on your laptop to hook it up to your TV so you can enjoy your digital photos, websites, online TV shows and videos on a larger screen. HDMI supports high definition as well as standard definition video.

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Find the HDMI port on the side of your laptop. The port will be thin and rectangular in shape with two angled sides.

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Insert one side of the cable into the port on your laptop.

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Find the "HDMI IN" port on the back panel of your TV.

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Insert the other end of the HDMI cable into the port on the TV. Press the "Input" or "TV/Video" button on your TV until the picture from your computer appears on the screen.