How to Connect Hdmi Cable To Computer

There are many ways to transfer information from computer to computer, and the use of each of them is determined by the conditions and capabilities of the one who needs to perform data transportation. In particular, in laptops specifically for the corresponding purposes, two protocols are provided: LAN and WLAN. Also on modern machines there is an HDMI port. But can it be used to exchange information between devices, and if so, how to connect a laptop to a laptop via HDMI, more on that later.

How to Connect Hdmi Cable To Computer

HDMI cable for laptop

  1. How to connect a laptop to another laptop with HDMI
  2. How can laptops be interconnected
  3. Method 1. Using Wi-Fi
  4. Method 2. Connecting through LAN ports
  5. Method 3. Connect laptops via Bluetooth

How to connect a laptop to another laptop with HDMI

Connecting your laptop to your laptop via HDMI is pretty simple. To do this, insert the cables into the sockets, and. And then nothing. The fact is that HDMI in laptops only works on output. That is, it can transmit data, but it is not capable of receiving it.

HDMI in laptops is designed to output images and sound to an external output device, such as a TV. Thus, it turns out that connecting two laptops with an HDMI cable is pointless.

How can laptops be interconnected

But, by the way, why even try to use HDMI technology to exchange data between laptops, if modern devices have several other protocols that are specifically designed specifically for these purposes.

Connect laptops via WiFi

Method 1. Using Wi-Fi

The easiest way to establish a connection between two laptops is to combine them into a private WiFi network. For example, in Widows 7, this is extremely simple. To do this, you need:

  1. Go to “Control Panel”. “Networks and the Internet”. “Network and Sharing Center”;
  2. Select “Manage wireless networks”;
  3. Click on “Add”;
  4. Select “Create a computer-to-computer network”;
  5. Click “Next”, enter the name of the access point, specify the encryption method and create a password;
  6. After that, click “Next”. “Finish.”

Then you need to change the sharing settings, for which you need to open the “Advanced sharing settings” and, for example, for the “Home and work” network, put all the switches in the “Allow” position.

Set up sharing on Windows 7

The created network will allow you to transfer files from laptop to laptop, use the shared Internet (if sharing is enabled), etc.

Method 2. Connecting through LAN ports

Another option is to connect the laptop to the laptop via LAN ports. To do this, you need a cable with appropriate inputs / outputs. To create a LAN connection you will need:

  1. Connect the cable to two laptops;
  2. Click on “WINR” and enter “ncpa.Cpl”;
  3. In the window that opens, right-click on “Local Area Connection”;
  4. Select “Properties”;
  5. In the window that appears, double-click on “Internet Protocol Version 4”;
  6. In the window that appears, enter: “IP address”:, “Mask”:

On the second computer, you will need to repeat these steps only by indicating other data: “IP address”:, “Mask”: After that, the two computers will be combined into one network, and they will be able to freely exchange information.

Connect laptops via bluetooth

Method 3. Connect laptops via Bluetooth

Another option is to connect two laptops via Bluetooth. To establish a connection using this protocol, a special program, for example, BlueSoleil, is required. For how to set up a Bluetooth connection, see the instructions that came with the software.

The idea of ​​connecting a computer or laptop to the TV can be quite reasonable if, for example, you often watch movies stored on your hard drive, play games, want to use TV as a second monitor, and in many other cases. By and large, connecting a TV as a second computer or laptop monitor (or as the main one) for most modern TV models is not a problem.

In this article I will talk in detail about how to connect a computer to a TV via HDMI, VGA or DVI, about the various types of inputs and outputs that are most often used when connecting a TV, about which cables or adapters you may need, as well as about the settings Windows 10, 8.1 and Windows 7, with which you can configure various image modes from a computer to a TV. Below are the options for a wired connection, if you need it without wires, then the instruction is here: How to connect a TV to a computer via Wi-Fi. It can also be useful: How to connect a laptop to a TV, How to watch TV online, How to connect two monitors to a computer in Windows 10, 8 and Windows 7.

Step-by-step instructions for connecting a TV to a PC or laptop

Let’s start directly by connecting the TV and the computer. To begin with, it is advisable to find out which connection method will be optimal, least costly and will provide the best image quality.

Connectors such as Display Port or USB-C / Thunderbolt are not listed below, because such inputs are currently not available on most TVs (but do not exclude that they will appear in the future).

Step 1. Determine which ports for and audio output are available on your computer or laptop.

These are all the main types of connectors used to connect TV to a laptop or PC. With a high probability, you will have to deal with one of the above, since they are usually present on TV.

Step 2. Determine the types of inputs present on the TV

See which inputs your TV supports. On most modern you can find HDMI and VGA inputs, on older ones. S-or composite input (tulips).

Step 3. Choose which connection you will use

Now I will list the possible types of connecting the TV to the computer in order, first of all the optimal ones in terms of image quality (besides this, using these options is the easiest way to connect), and then a couple of options in case of emergency.

Step 4. Connect the computer to the TV

I want to warn that this action is best done by completely turning off the TV and computer (including turning off the power outlet), otherwise, although not very likely, damage to the equipment due to electrical discharges is possible. Connect the desired connectors on the computer and the TV, and then turn on both of them. On the TV, select the appropriate input signal. HDMI, VGA, PC, AV. If necessary, read the instructions for the TV.

Note: if you connect the TV to a PC with a discrete graphics card, then you can notice that on the back of the computer there are two locations for output connectors. On the card and on the motherboard. I recommend connecting the TV in the same location where the monitor is connected.

If everything was done correctly, then most likely the TV screen will begin to show the same as the computer monitor (it may not start, but it can be solved, read on). If the monitor is not connected, it will only show TV.

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Despite the fact that the TV is already connected, you are likely to encounter the fact that the image on one of the screens (if there are two of them. A monitor and a TV) will be distorted. Also, you might want the TV and monitor to show different images (by default, mirroring is set. The same on both screens). Let’s move on to setting up a bundle of TV-PCs first on Windows 10, and then on Windows 7 and 8.1.

Setting up an image on a TV from a PC in Windows 10

For your computer, the connected TV is just the second monitor, respectively, and all settings are made in the monitor settings. In Windows 10, you can make the necessary settings as follows:

  1. Go to Settings (Start. Gear icon or WinI key).
  2. Select the item “System”. “Display”. Here you will see two connected monitors. To find out the number of each of the connected screens (they may not correspond to how you arranged them and in what order they are connected), click the “Define” button (as a result, the corresponding numbers will appear on the monitor and TV).
  3. If the location does not correspond to the actual one, you can drag one of the monitors with the mouse to the right or left in the parameters (i.E., change their order so that it matches the actual location). This is relevant only if you use the “Expand Screens” mode, about which more.
  4. An important parameter item is just below and is entitled “Multiple Displays”. Here you can set how exactly the two screens in a pair work: Duplicate these screens (identical images with an important limitation: you can set only the same resolution on both), Extend the desktop (there will be a different image on two screens, one will be an extension of the other, pointer the mouse will move from the edge of one screen to the second, with the correct location), Display only on one screen.

In general, this setting can be considered complete, unless you need to make sure that the TV has the correct resolution (i.E. The physical resolution of the TV screen), the resolution is adjusted after selecting a specific screen in the Windows 10 display settings. If you don’t see two displays, instructions can help: What to do if Windows 10 does not see the second monitor.

How to adjust the image on the TV from a computer and laptop in Windows 7 and Windows 8 (8.1)

In order to configure the display mode on two screens (or on one if you intend to use only the TV as a monitor), right-click in an empty area of ​​the desktop and select “Screen Resolution”. The following window will open.

If you have both a computer monitor and a connected TV working at the same time, but you don’t know which one matches which digit (1 or 2), you can click the “Define” button to find out. You will also need to clarify the physical resolution of your TV, as a rule, on modern models this is Full HD. 1920 by 1080 pixels. Information should be available in the instruction manual.


  1. Select with a mouse click the thumbnail corresponding to the TV and set in the “Resolution” field the one that corresponds to its actual resolution. Otherwise, the picture may not be clear.
  2. If you are using multiple screens (monitor and TV), in the “Multiple displays” field, select the operating mode (hereinafter. ).

You can select the following modes of operation, some of them may require additional configuration:

  • Display desktop only on 1 (2). The second screen turns off, the image will only be displayed on the selected one.
  • Duplicate these screens. The same image is displayed on both screens. If the resolution of these screens is different, distortion is likely to appear on one of them.
  • Extend these screens (Extend the desktop by 1 or 2). In this case, the computer desktop “occupies” both screens at once. When you go beyond the boundaries of the screen, you go to the next screen. In order to properly and conveniently organize the work, you can drag and drop the thumbnails of the displays in the settings window. For example, in the image below, screen 2 is a TV. When I bring the mouse to its right border, I will get to the monitor (screen 1). If I want to change their location (because they are on the table in a different order), then in the settings I can drag screen 2 to the right side, so that the first screen is on the left.

Apply settings and use. The best option, in my opinion, is to expand the screens. At first, if you have never worked with multiple monitors, this may not seem familiar, but then, most likely, you will see the benefits of this use case.

I hope everything turned out and works properly. If not, there are some problems with connecting the TV, ask questions in the comments, I will try to help. Also, if the task is not to transfer the image to the TV, but simply to play the stored on the computer on your Smart TV, then perhaps the best way would be to configure the DLNA server on the computer.

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03/24/2018 at 18:44

I spoke with one about different permissions about active ones; he didn’t say anything, but about a simple splitter, he said that the computer itself would choose the least.

04/10/2018 at 02:20

Of all the options described, I don’t have so many settings in the screen settings and there are only two items: screen and resolution, and the menu does not open through winp, either the laptop or the phone works for me, and I need both Windows to do what I have to do; tell me 7 pliz!

04/10/2018 at 08:43

And in the screen settings, two monitors are not displayed? Are all original card drivers installed?

04/10/2018 at 15:38

When connecting the VGA cable, one monitor is still displayed in the settings, but I don’t know about the drivers since I just reinstalled Windu again

08/21/2018 at 08:32

My Sharp TV does not have these connectors, but there are others. I have players connected to them. Can I connect a TV to them? I send the screenshots of the connectors.

08/21/2018 at 16:35

I do not see screenshots.

08.21.2018 at 10:30

Tell me, maybe not on this topic, but is it possible to set up the TV so that when you connect the HDMI cable from the HDMI signal source, you do not have to select HDMI every time in the “signal sources” window?

08/21/2018 at 16:41

Do you mean the choice on the TV itself? Sometimes it is possible: some TVs have an HDMI-MHL connector (it happens that, for example, out of 4 HDMIs one is HDMI-MHL) and when a signal comes from it (again, not all, but many) turn on themselves select this signal source.

08/23/2018 at 01:04

Yes, it’s about the choice on the TV. Just one of the first models where HDMI began to be installed in the amount of 2 was available, and they were there without using HDMI CEC. The TV itself did not yet have an Easy Link option.

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08/22/2018 at 00:15

Quick switching of display modes on two screens. WinP, no need to climb into the settings every time.
Valid in 7 and 10, only differently displayed on the screen.

09/04/2018 at 16:25

My question may not be correct: Can I extend the HDMI cable with an adapter to change the location of the computer? (rearrangement of furniture)

09/04/2018 at 18:54

I suspect you can. But something did not meet such adapters (although, probably, is).

09/22/2018 at 09:19

Question on the topic I have a TV instead of a monitor on the TV there are HDMI inputs 6 inputs and VGA on it it says PC Well for a PC, obviously.
The card has HDMI VGA inputs
So it’s best to use which HDMI-HDMI bundle
HDMI-VGA through an adapter, i.E. To a PC, for example, HDMI and to a TV in PC VGA
What is the difficulty is that different resolutions are set everywhere
for example, if you put an HDMI-HDMI bundle, you can even set 1920-1080 but recommends 1360-768
With a bunch of VGA-VGA, the maximum possible resolution is 1280-768
With a bunch of VGA (TV PC). An HDMI card through an adapter can be installed 1920-1080 but there is a black screen and it is recommended that a picture is put at a resolution of 1024-768 and higher is not done
Here is the screenshots flooded. The situation is interesting and which option to choose is not clear. On the one hand, with HDMI-HDMI, the resolution is larger, the picture seems to be better, but in games or in films you can’t see anything very dark at night.

09/23/2018 at 09:41

Judging by what I saw in the screenshots, you have a physical TV resolution of 1360768, i.E. And install it (if I’m right on my assumption. Information about the resolution should be in the documentation for the TV and on the Internet you can find by model). Well, it’s best to use an hdmi-hdmi connection. As digital interface (and sound at the same time can be displayed on TV).

12/11/2018 at 21:53

Reinstalling drivers from the office helped. NVIDIA website. The problem arose after the update.

01/27/2019 at 06:08

Hello. I want to connect a TV. When I connect the HDMI cable from the TV to the PC, the monitor does not open when I turn on the computer (black screen). When disconnecting the cable, the monitor is working. The cable is working. Windows OS 10. System board H 81 MK. card Gigabite PCI-E GV-N210D3-1GINV GF210 124Mb DDR3 590/1200. Maybe in BIOS you need to configure something? Tell me. Thank.

01/27/2019 at 10:34

Hello. Is there an image on TV? If so, then probably he just exposes the TV as a “default” monitor, i.E. As the first in a row. In theory, if you enable “duplication” of screens in the parameters, the image will be on both.

01/27/2019 at 14:25

I figured it out, did it, as you said, thanks.

03/12/2019 at 19:14

Hello. I connect to the TV via HDMI from a laptop. In parallel, I connect the PS4 to the second port of the TV. I noticed that there is a difference between the first and second port. On the first, everything is ok, on the second, if from a laptop. The image in the player and online is slightly pressed from the sides with black frames. On PS4, the graphics are a little worse. Why it happens? Is it the settings or technical features of the ports?

03/13/2019 at 10:35

When connected from a computer, there may be features:

1. Firstly, of course, resolution. The physical resolution of the TV must be set: for example, if the laptop has a 1366 × 768 screen and the TV is 1920 × 1080, and in dual monitor mode you have duplicated screens, then the TV will display 1366, which he will already adjust depending on his own characteristics. Solution: set the mode to “Extend these screens” and set the native resolution for TV.
2. Computer cards can display an image on a TV in different color modes (full, limited, some other) which are supported differently by different TVs, the scan frequency can also affect. Usually, all this is configured in the card software (such as the NVidia Control Panel).
3. On PS4. But it’s strange here, it has the same console itself, and didn’t notice any special differences with a properly configured laptop when it was displayed on TV, although it could not be compared head-to-head. If the cable is native, the one that came in the kit (and the image sometimes depends on them), most likely, everything is ok, maybe some internal PS optimizations.

05/09/2019 at 00:48

Hello Dmitry.
When I was looking for information about Android OS on a PC, I came across an Android Smart TV Box set-top box. When I read the specifications, this is a whole mini PC, the size is small and more powerful than my old computer and consumes electricity like a housekeeper light bulb. My old computer eats 500 watts.
Dmitry please do a review of multimedia set-top boxes for the TV, their pros and cons.

06/10/2019 at 23:00

Hello Dmitry. I want to connect my LG LK5100PLA TV to a computer, hdmi vga jack 3.5mm. There is only one VGA output on the computer, there are no others, mother. ASRock H81M-VG4 R2.0, percent. Intel Celeron CPU G1840 2.8GHz. Connected, but the TV does not recognize.

06/11/2019 at 14:16

I think the matter is in the converter. They are not so simple there (i.E. Just a vga-hdmi cable will usually not work, the signal type is different).

10/23/2019 at 10:41

Hello tv philips 22pfl3403 / 10 vidyuha gtx 1050ti hdmi-hdmi input in games everything is fine! On the desktop and folders, the font and color of the eyes doesn’t respond to switching on, turning off the PC, constantly choosing the input, what’s the trouble? I tried everything permissions.

10/23/2019 at 16:37

1. TV is not on any inputs (MHL support is usually needed at the input usually) and can not respond with any equipment (I’m talking about turning it on).
2. Your resolution is 1680 x 1050. That is, it is he who needs to be chosen, not any else.
3. If there are any “image enhancers” in the TV settings, then turn it off, without exception. Especially if something related to image size and clarity.

10.28.2019 at 22:26

Hello Dmitry. I have a problem recently. THOMSON TV is connected to the computer via HDMI ports. Everything was fine for a long time. But recently, something happened and the image on the TV is transmitted cropped. Wide black stripes on the sides. The resolution, as before, is the same 1360 × 768 60Hz. The maximum resolution of my TV. Replaced the driver for the NVIDIA graphics card. Did not help. The driver is working and did not crash. By changing the resolution to a smaller one, I achieved a little expansion of the image on the TV screen. But not more. I can’t return to the previous full-screen image. The black stripes on the sides are slightly mixed up, but the image remains compressed and reduced. The sound is normal. What could happen, I don’t know. There is nothing connected to the PC on the TV remote. Scaling on TV 16: 9. Anything else distorts the image on the TV itself when watching TV. What else do I just do not know

11.29.2019 at 08:26

Hello. When the TV is connected via the HDMI cable, BIOS loading and BIOS settings are not visible on the computer monitor. To reinstall the system and see the BIOS, you have to pull the HDMI cable from the TV, and on different computers and the OS. Is it possible to fix this programmatically, for example through BIOS? Mat. Motherboard ASUS PRIME B250M-PLUS

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11.29.2019 at 10:36

This is not always possible, unfortunately, even using various sorts of settings in BIOS. It is connected with the order in which the card initializes the outputs and how (for example, on non-newer cards the same HDMI may not start at all before loading the OS).
You can play with the Primary Display parameter on the “Advanced”. System Agent. Graphics tab in the BIOS and select the one that is needed when loading into the BIOS as the main one, but not 100% which will help.
It may also depend on how the monitor and TV are connected (both to a discrete card or one to a card, the other to an integrated output on the motherboard), the iGPU Multi-Monitor parameter may also affect it then

12/09/2019 at 19:25

Is it possible to connect a laptop to a TV via PC DVI-I

12/10/2019 at 12:00

If there is such a connector on TV or an adapter from DVI-I to VGA (and VGA input on TV). Then yes, you can.

12/10/2019 at 19:55

Tell me, I have a PC connected to the TV set with an HDMI cable. Everything works fine, but when you start games, the resolution starts to change from 1080p 60h to others and vice versa, in general, it’s not possible to play, what could be the reason? SMART TV?

12/11/2019 at 14:13

Spontaneously during the game? Then I have no explanation, this is strange.
And if at the first start. Then usually in the game itself it is enough to set and save the necessary graphics parameters.

12/17/2019 at 21:00

Hello. Tell me, is it possible and how to watch TV online from a laptop to a TV while working on a laptop.

12/18/2019 at 14:17

In general, yes. We connect the laptop to the TV with a cable, the same HDMI, in the parameters of the 2 monitors we set the desktop extension mode (for more details see https://remontka.Pro/connect-two-monitors-computer/)
and start the TV on one part in full screen, on the other. Work.

12/26/2019 at 09:52

Hello. I use the TV as a monitor. Via VGA. Everything seems to be normal, but when you start some games a blue screen appears with a flashing VGA and that’s it. Altf4 only. Over, the background music of the games is audible. That is, they work. Is there a way to fix this?

12/26/2019 at 12:21

Hello. I assume that there is a default resolution in the game that the TV does not support, and as a result such a result. If the game has a config file or the ability to somehow adjust the resolution before starting the game, you can do this.

12/27/2019 at 08:43

Thanks a lot, Dmitry. It helped.

02.17.2020 at 20:38

Your article is incorrect at the very beginning. Since it says “how to connect the TV to the COMPUTER” And in your article you consider the basic issues of connecting the COMPUTER to the TV. If you don’t believe here is the beginning of your article “The idea of ​​connecting a computer or laptop to the TV can be quite reasonable”, so you are either mistaken in the title of the article or are cunning to attract as many people as possible to your article. As for your article, this is Elementary. You have not discovered anything new, but you have attracted attention. After all, this is your main task?
Lying is not good.

02/18/2020 at 08:17

Not good, I do not argue.
But the bottom line is that people ask the question, and so and so they mean the same thing. For example, two questions: to connect a computer to a monitor or a monitor to a computer. There will be no inaccuracies in both cases, although there is only one point.

Apparently, in your case you have some other purpose of connection and you had in mind something else, and perhaps the request itself in this case is incorrect.

03/14/2020 at 15:58

The TV is connected via VGA, but shows no signal what to do?

03/15/2020 at 10:28

Without using any adapters connected? In Windows itself, you set the use of two monitors? Have you tried different modes?

04/03/2020 at 14:31

Hello. But how can one make it so that it is possible to work on a computer and show a movie on a TV?

04/04/2020 at 10:12

We connect the TV to the computer, as the mode of operation, we choose not to duplicate screens, but “expand these screens”, as a result, we get two desktops. To the one where the TV player displays the movie, well, the sound is configured so that it goes through TV via HDMI, they themselves work on the second screen. Usually simple enough.

04/03/2020 at 19:36

Help the layman understand the situation.
There are 2 Samsung TVs (different) and an Android TV set-top box km9pro deluxe. The problem is that on one TV everything works well, and on the other there is a problem with receiving a signal via hdmi (either it writes no signal, or a black screen, or sometimes the interface image skips and disappears again). I tried different cables, different ports on the TV, everywhere the same result. From the description, it seems that the problem is clearly in the ports on the problematic TV, but through these ports 2 different laptops connect quite normally and function adequately.
Tell me what could be the problem, what else can I try and where to dig?

The prefix is ​​new, when it was first connected to the problem TV (it came with the prefix via the cable) it functioned, but occasionally (the image blinked every 20-30 seconds), after reconnecting the power and cables, the situation became the same as in the first paragraph.

04/04/2020 at 09:59

Mysterious behavior, something I also don’t really have any guesses about. From what I could come up with:
1. Suppose that our second TV only receives HDMI 1.4 signal, and for some reason the set-top box sends HDMI 2.0. But then the cable would solve the problem then.
2. Something related to current leaks or wrong voltages from the side of the console: the first TV filters, the second simply does not show.
But all this is a pitchfork on the water.

04/15/2020 at 00:16

TV Orion LCD2262. I connect via VGA to the integrated GPU. On the TV I selected the “PC” display mode, I start the PC, the motherboard screen saver appeared, Windows started loading, after which the message “unsupported format” appears. There is no access to Windows, but I can go into the BIOS. Everything used to work. Where to dig?))

04/15/2020 at 08:41

Apparently, after Windows boots there permission is set, and maybe the refresh rate is not supported by your TV, as a result, you see what you see. The situation is described here (true for monitors, but the essence is the same): https://remontka.Pro/out-of-range-input-not-supported-monitor/

04/28/2020 at 22:26

Hello. I connect the PC to the TV via HDMI. Blue font and image is not clear. Via VGA perfect. Any suggestions? Thank