How to display a computer screen on a TV

Connecting a TV to a Computer

The first thing to start with is choosing a cable. It is required to inspect the back of the system unit and determine which free video outputs are present on it.

Then the same thing needs to be checked on the TV. It is required that the same connectors are free on the computer and on the TV. If both ports are free, then it is better to give priority in favor of the HDMI connector, since it has a higher bandwidth, and, therefore, better quality. Plus, HDMI connects not only image but also sound.

The cable to the computer and TV should only be connected when the devices are turned off!

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After the computer and the TV are connected with a cable, it remains only to indicate on the TV from which connector to receive the image (usually the source button).

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Configuring Windows 10

Unlike older versions of the operating system, Windows 10 is the most convenient for working with multiple displays. There are three ways to mirror your PC screen to TV in Windows 10.

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The first way is the easiest. With the computer turned on, simultaneously press the “Windows” “P” keys. This combination allows you to switch between dual-screen computer modes. It remains only to select the desired mode.

If keyboard shortcuts are confusing to the user, you can use Windows Action Center. In the lower right corner of the screen, you need to click on the corresponding icon. A window will open in which you need to select the “Send to screen” item. In the appeared menu “Project” select the item “Repeating”.

Activating Screen Mirroring in Windows 10

If the TV screen resolution is higher than the monitor screen resolution, then the picture on the TV display will be located in the center, surrounded by black borders. In this case, you need to use the following method.

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On the desktop, in an unoccupied place, click the right mouse button. A context menu will open, in which you need to select the “Display settings” item. In the window that opens, find the item “multiple displays” and click on the pop-up menu. In it, select the item “Duplicate screen”. After that, be sure to select a TV (screen 2) and check the box “make the main display”.

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Mirroring your computer screen to your TV

There are often situations when the size of the monitor is not enough for comfortable work with a computer. In this case, the computer is connected to a TV or projector and the image is displayed on it. But what if you want the picture to be displayed both on the main computer screen and on an additional TV connected to it? In this article, we will show you how to mirror a computer screen to a TV in Windows 10. To do this, you will need:

  • Computer with an unused VGA or HDMI connector
  • Cable connecting computer and TV
  • TV with the above connectors
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From all of the above, we can conclude that connecting a computer to a TV is not so difficult. The main thing is to follow the instructions and everything will work out. This manual is also relevant for connecting projectors and other devices for displaying images from the computer screen.