Connecting Laptop to TV using HDMI Port
HDMI or High Definition Multimedia Interface is a new technology to connect Multimedia devices like laptops, DVD Players and TVs. It is capable of upto 10 Gbps transmission of High Definition Videosin Full HD Resolution (1080p). Unlike other ports that connect to screens like VGA, SVideo, the advantage of HDMI is that a single cable connection carries both the audio and video channels. The picture shows an HDMI port on the new Sony Vaio CW laptop.
A special cable is required to connect two HDMI capable devices. This sort of cable is shown right
You can get this cable for under $10 or around 400 INR. As for a short note regarding the HDMI cable buying guide, Quality of the HDMI cable is critical as it has to carry high frequency signal. So look for a properly shielded, High quality HDMI cable.
Now the other HDMI capable device here is an LG Scarlet 32 inch LCD TV. The following picture shows the available input ports behind the LCD TV.
We have to plug in the one end to the laptop and the other end to the TV's HDMI port, which is not pretty hard to find as shown in the picture above. The HDMI port is top left and has two ports. Among the other ports are S-Video, VGA RGB and component in (RCA).
The laptop should now detect an external screen. Now right click on the desktop and take Screen Resolution
Now you should be able to use your external screen as a desktop or browse the internet using a TV screen or as a movie screen :)
How to remove hdmi from laptop?
To remove the HDMI cable just unplug the cable. There is nothing to unmount like in a USB. You can remove the HDMI connector from the laptop.
To know which laptops have HDMI see Laptops with HDMI Port
Don't have an HDMI port?
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