Solved Connecting laptop to TV

Hewlett-packard Hp pavilion dv4-2169nr e...
April 14, 2015 at 05:37:11
Specs: Windows 8.1
I have an HP laptop and a hi-def smart tv....
What do I need to do in order to use my tv, basically as a laptop monitor? What kind of hardware/software would I need?
I have an LG smart tv and my HP laptop is a touch screen, 8g ram, 750 proc, I think!

Thanks in advance!

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April 16, 2015 at 09:15:02
There are many options available, Google is your friend.

April 14, 2015 at 05:40:17
depends what you have connection wise Dee either hdmi or simple pc monitor connection i would say


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April 14, 2015 at 06:37:58
If the TV has the same kind of video input connector as the laptop's
video output connector, then all you should need is the appropriate
cable. If they are different, you can probably use a converter. For
example, to connect a DVI-D output from your laptop to an HDMI
input on your TV. Some converters are just simple plugs, but some
have electronic circuitry built into them, depending on what you are
converting from/to. Chances are, all you need is an HDMI cable.
Some stores charge ridiculous amounts. It shouldn't cost much
more than a dollar per foot of length.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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April 14, 2015 at 16:45:15
Thanks for the prompt replies....Sorry...I forgot to mention that I want to do it wireless if possible....

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April 15, 2015 at 10:34:36
Kind of an important piece of information you left out.

Well it depends on what you want to display on the TV. If you want your full computer screen and every application it could get a little expensive. If you just want to stream movies and video, have a look at Google's Chromecast.

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April 15, 2015 at 10:49:15
So the deal is that I can't just hook my laptop up to the tv wirelessly??And use the tv as a monitor?
Apologies, for the missing info, just didn't really think anyone WOULDN'T want to have it wireless...???? lol

The chromecast as far as I know only allows certain sites, that's why I'm asking....
Thanks again!! Dee

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There are many options available, Google is your friend.

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