How to Connect a Laptop to a TV
Have you wondered how to connect a laptop to a TV? It used to be quite the process that included rummaging for an HDMI cable, adapters and other accessories and then navigating the mess of cables behind your TV. Now ditching the long cable and going wireless is a viable option.
Wireless HDMI is not a new technology, but it is becoming more widely available and a great solution to replace those worn out, clunky cables, all while enjoying the same HD quality picture and audio.
What is a Wireless HDMI Kit?
Wireless HDMI kits include all the components needed to eliminate the long HDMI cables in a business conference setting or in a home theater system. Wireless HDMI kits usually include a transmitter that you plug into your laptop, a receiver that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port, and power adapters.
How Wireless HDMI Works
Once the transmitter and receiver are plugged into their respective devices, it’s as simple as turning them on to instantly connect your laptop to the TV. The connection between a transmitter and receiver is direct and works independently from a home or business Wi-Fi connection. Some kits allow a distance of up to 150 feet between the devices.
Wireless HDMI Set Up Steps:
- Connect the transmitter to your laptop’s HDMI port. If your laptop does not have an HDMI port, you will need to use an adapter.
- Connect the receiver to an available HDMI input on your TV.
- Connect the power cords.
- Turn on devices to establish a connection between your laptop and the TV.
- Select the display option that suits your needs from the “Display” settings menu on your laptop.