Solved Connecting laptop and tv with hdmi

Gateway / Nv75s
April 20, 2012 at 18:34:31
Specs: Windows 7, 1.5 GHz / 7658 MB
I am wanting to use an hdmi cable to connect my laptop and tv, here are the specs for both:

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: Nv75s
CPU/Ram: 1.5 GHz / 7658 MB
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6650M AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6620G
Sound Card: AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio

TV - Sony 40" BRAVIA EX500 Series HDTV
http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/st...

I am wanting to be able to watch videos from my laptop on my tv, using the sound from the tv and not the laptop. Both have hdmi connections, so I know I will need to pick up an hdmi cable. I remember the guy who sold me the tv saying something about needing to buy speakers to be able to use the sound on the tv. I'm pretty clueless about this stuff, can anyone offer advice or info? Thanks for reading!


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#1
April 20, 2012 at 20:28:56
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Your TV has two built in speakers and a 20 watt amp so you won't need to buy external speakers unless you want better sound.

It will be fairly simple to connect the two. Run the HDMI cable from the laptop to the TV. Select the correct HDMI input on the TV and you should be good to go. You may need to toggle the video output on your laptop so the signal goes to the HDMI output.


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#2
April 20, 2012 at 20:47:17
Thank you for the reply! To clarify, the tv will continue to play sound like I was watching a tv show on it, even if I am watching a downloaded video?

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#3
April 23, 2012 at 07:59:29
No, if you have it swtched toi the HDMI input and are watching video from the laptop, you will also get audio from the laptop

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#4
April 23, 2012 at 09:08:59
I connected my laptop to my tv via hdmi cable and it worked perfectly... no need to do anything with the audio! Thanks for the help!

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#5
April 23, 2012 at 15:46:48
sorry for the -1, accidentally went down instead of up distracted by my little fella!

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#6
April 23, 2012 at 17:14:56
You're welcome, glad you got it working.

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