How to Connect Laptop to TV via HDMI

If you’ve wondered how to connect your laptop to a TV via HDMI, this article will give you some insights.

Of course you can use traditional, long HDMI cables. These offer a simple and reliable connection. They can also be limiting. For instance, you will need to place your laptop relatively close to the TV. This may not be an ideal situation in some cases.

Wireless solutions also exist that will allow you to move your laptop to a more reasonable distance away from the TV or projector. One such solution is known as wireless HDMI.

 

How is Wireless HDMI Different?

Besides the obvious, wireless HDMI offers a variety of benefits that go beyond simply being cable-free. Wireless HDMI takes the best parts of HDMI cables and adds the freedom and flexibility needed for a connected home.

Wireless HDMI

HDMI Cable

Typical range between devices is 10-30 meters

Distance between devices is limited to the length of the cable

Ability to wall-mount a TV without dangling wires

Wall-mounted TV will have visible wires

Flexibility to move around the room

Movement limited to length of the cable

Kits typically include all necessary components

May require adapters to connect to a laptop

 

 

How Wireless HDMI Works

Wireless HDMI kits usually include a transmitter that you plug into a laptop (or other media player), a receiver that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port, and power adapters. Once the transmitter and receiver are plugged into their respective devices, it’s as simple as turning them on to instantly connect laptop to the TV. A wireless HDMI connection works independently and directly between the transmitter and receiver, which means it does not rely on the need for business or home Wi-Fi network connection.

 

Steps to Set Up a Wireless HDMI Kit:

  1. Connect the transmitter to your laptop computer’s HDMI port. If your laptop does not have a standard HDMI port, you will need to use an adapter.
  2. Connect the receiver to an available HDMI input on the TV
  3. Connect the power cords.
  4. Turn on devices to instantly connect your laptop to the TV.
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