Attaching your laptop to the HDMI jack on your HD TV allows you to view your computer’s contents on a much larger and sharper screen. You can also utilize your PC’s broadband Internet connection to watch streaming movies and TV shows on your TV’s big screen.
There are several ways to get high-definition quality graphics from your laptop to an HDTV. It depends upon the type of laptop you have and the features it’s equipped with. Some newer model laptops come equipped with an HDMI jack, making it HDMI-ready. In this case the connection is simple. Use an HDMI cable to connect the laptop’s HDMI jack to the TV’s HDMI jack to get HD from the laptop to the TV. If the laptop does not have an HDMI jack there are many solutions for your option.
Using USB to HDMI Converter (for any laptop with USB)
Almost all the laptop has a USB port, either USB 2.0 or USB 3.0. It’s very simple to hook up your laptop to TV with a USB to HDMI adapter. The USB to HDMI converter has a audio input that will support both video and audio transmission. Just plug and play, then you can enjoy the HD movies on your bigger TV screen. One thing you’d pay attention to is, if your laptop has USB 2.0 port, you’d better choose the USB 2.0 to HDMI converter. While for those who have got the newest MacBook Pro that built with USB 3 port, it’s better to choose the USB 3.0 to HDMI adapter.
Using VGA to HDMI Converter (for laptop with VGA port)
If you don’t like to take the USB port when you just get 1 or 2 USB port on your laptop, you can use a VGA to HDMI converter to connect your laptop with TV. You can learn more about how to connect PC VGA to HD TV.
Using a Mini DisplayPort/ Thunderbolt to HDMI Adapter (For Mac Laptops)
For Apple fans, your Macbook or other Mac laptop/PC has built with a mini displayport or thunderbolt. In this case, try Mini DisplayPort/ Thunderbolt to HDMI Adapter. This allows you to send high-definition quality graphics from your Mac laptop to your HDTV.
With the above solutions, you can enjoy HD program from your laptop on your TV now