Sitemap

Know About Life

How to get a full screen display while connecting a laptop to HDTV

2014-03-30   Views:1

Advertisement

Hooking up your laptop computer to a high-definition TV set allows you to enjoy videos, photos or games on a widescreen TV display. Although Windows computers come with a range of monitor display settings, the default option might not give you a full

How to get a full screen display while connecting a laptop to HDTV

Hooking up your laptop computer to a high-definition TV set allows you to enjoy videos, photos or games on a widescreen TV display. Although Windows computers come with a range of monitor display settings, the default option might not give you a full screen display setting when you connect the laptop to the TV set with an audio-visual cable. You can fix this problem by changing the screen resolution settings in the computer's Control Panel.

Skill level:Moderate

Things you need

HDMI, DVI or component AV cable

Instructions

1 Connect the laptop computer to the TV set with an HDMI, DVI or component video cable. You must use an HDMI or DVI cable if you want high-definition video. Don't use an old-style analog VGA, SVGA or S-Video cable, because these won't deliver full screen video on a widescreen TV set.

2 Push the "AV" or "EXT" key on the TV set's remote control handset to cycle through the external inputs until you see the output from your laptop on the TV screen. You can now configure the computer's screen resolution settings to get the correct full screen display on the HDTV set.

3 Point to the top right of the laptop computer screen with your mouse cursor to launch the Windows charm bar, and then click the "Search" button. Type "display" in the search input field, and then select the "Settings" search option.

4 Click the "Display" button on the search screen to launch the Display settings section of the Control Panel. Click the "Adjust Resolution" settings option, and then click the "Resolution" menu bar. Windows displays the current resolution, which is automatically configured to work optimally on the laptop's screen rather than the connected TV set.

5 Move the slider bar up or down to select a new resolution that gives a full screen display on the connected TV set. For a widescreen display, select a 16:9 ratio resolution; for example, choose "1680 × 1050" or "1920 x 1200." If you know the optimal native resolution for the TV set (you can usually find this information in the user manual) then select this option. When you're happy with the display on the HDTV set, click "Apply" followed by "OK."

Tips and warnings

Older laptop computers might come with a DVI port rather than an HDMI port. In this situation, use a DVI to HDMI adapter cable to connect to the HDTV set.

How to get a full screen display while connecting a laptop to HDTV

How to get a full screen display while connecting a laptop to HDTV

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2014-03-30Views:130

Hooking up your laptop computer to a high-definition TV set allows you to enjoy videos, photos or games on a widescreen TV display. Although Windows computers come with a range of monitor display settings, the default option might not give you a full[More]

How to Run DOSBox Full Screen in Windows 7

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2012-09-03Views:130

DOSBox is a free emulator that runs the disk operating system, or DOS, games on operating systems, such as Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. DOSBox creates an instance of DOS that runs in a window on your desktop by default. You can make DOSBox always sta[More]

How to Make "Minecraft" Full Screen

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2012-04-07Views:130

Normally, the world-creation game "Minecraft" is displayed in windowed mode. This means that while the game is still visible on-screen, you don't get the game at its full-screen potential. It is possible to change the size, however, by using Windows'[More]

How to Make a Full Screen Game's Screen Smaller

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-06-27Views:130

Many computer games are set by default to open in full-screen mode. In this mode, the game takes over your entire screen, blocking out your Windows task bar. If you prefer to multitask while you play, windowed mode may be a better choice. Windowed mo[More]

How to Exit the Full-Screen Mode in Virtual PC

How to Exit the Full-Screen Mode in Virtual PC

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2013-07-13Views:130

Windows Virtual PC is a virtualisation program developed by Microsoft. It allows you to run more than one version of the Microsoft Windows operating system on your computer. Because these systems run virtually, on top of the existing operating system[More]

How to Get the Projector Screen & the Laptop Screen to Come Up

How to Get the Projector Screen & the Laptop Screen to Come Up

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2013-10-15Views:130

One design feature of laptop computers is the presence of one or more types of interface ports for sending the video signal to an external monitor. This allows the user to connect the computer to a projector for that big PowerPoint presentation or ot[More]

How to Resize to Full Screen in Javascript

Category:HealthRelease time:2012-07-28Views:130

JavaScript does not have a way to maximise the window for web browsers. "Maximise," meaning to access the Windows Maximize control to open the window. JavaScript can resize the window, but the whole screen is not covered. It is considered bad Interne[More]

How do I Change the Screen Display of an Acer Aspire 5610Z?

How do I Change the Screen Display of an Acer Aspire 5610Z?

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-10-31Views:130

The Acer Aspire 5610Z is a laptop computer with built-in LCD screen that can be adjusted or changed in several ways. A hotkey sequence lets the user increase or decrease screen brightness in 10 increments. Display settings such as screen resolution a[More]

How to Get Rid of a Virus on a Dell Laptop

How to Get Rid of a Virus on a Dell Laptop

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2014-01-02Views:130

Computer viruses are programs designed to infect one computer, reproduce and spread to additional systems, according to Microsoft. Viruses are designed to perform different tasks that harm your computer. As a result, if your Dell laptop shows symptom[More]

How to get over a brief affair while married

How to get over a brief affair while married

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-08-13Views:130

Being married is complicated. While you have both made a commitment to stay together until death do you part, there are events that can damage or destroy marriages. If your spouse has a brief affair, it may seem like the end of the world and certainl[More]

How to get the keyboard to display on an iPad

How to get the keyboard to display on an iPad

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2015-01-10Views:130

Getting the onscreen keyboard to display on your iPad should be a doddle, but if you can't get it up, your device won't be much good to you. You'll struggle to use many apps or navigate the Internet on your Apple slate if you can't enter text. If you[More]

How to Get Clear Green Screen Images in iMovie

How to Get Clear Green Screen Images in iMovie

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2012-01-29Views:130

Green screening, also known as chroma key, allows you to remove any appearance of green in an image and replace it with whatever you like. The most important aspect of a project involving green screen is preparation. There are several factors to cons[More]

How to Get a Full Size Pin Oak

How to Get a Full Size Pin Oak

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-04-17Views:130

A pin oak tree (Quercus palustris) is notable for its large, pyramidal or oval shape, and its red, orange or bronze foliage during the fall. When it reaches full size, it has the potential to 60 to 80 feet tall and 40 to 50 feet wide. It's not diffic[More]

How to Get the Blue Screen of Death Via the Command Prompt

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2012-12-11Views:130

The Windows STOP error screen -- unofficially and perpetually known as the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) -- appears when your computer has suffered a serious error and must shut down immediately. The BSOD contains some encoded data about the error and[More]

How to Get a Flat Screen Flush Against the Wall

How to Get a Flat Screen Flush Against the Wall

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2013-09-18Views:130

Flush TV mounts are a unique and simple mounting solution for flat panel TVs. Included in the kit are two fasteners, which must be fixed to the wall, mount brackets and a hanging wire for support. Within 30 minutes, any homeowner can affix this mount[More]

How to Get to BIOS Screens in Asus Eee PC 1201 HAs

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2017-01-08Views:130

The computer basic input/output system (BIOS) is responsible for the boot process on your computer. It tells the computer which devices to boot up and what order to boot them in. It also contains other information about your computer and runs tests w[More]

How to Get My Phone to Ring While on the Internet

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2012-03-06Views:130

Modern cell phones have the capability to access the Internet. Phones either use the cellular service (such as EDGE, 3G or 4G) or Wi-Fi technology to access the Internet. Phones that use cellular service disable access to the Internet in the event th[More]

How do I Change the Screen on an Averatec C3500 Laptop?

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2013-04-24Views:130

The Averatec C3500 laptop computer features a screen built directly into its case. Though the default configuration of the monitor will work well for most people, should you desire a few changes to your screen you can make them at any time using the[More]

How to get cable TV when the cable connection is across the room?

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-07-26Views:130

You can connect a television that is across the room from your cable outlet by running an extra-long coaxial cable along the baseboards or underneath the carpet. If the walls between the outlet and the television contain no doors, you may want to con[More]

How to Get a Free Wi-Fi Internet Connection

How to Get a Free Wi-Fi Internet Connection

Category:StyleRelease time:2013-04-24Views:130

Wireless Internet allows computer users to receive free Internet access virtually anywhere. Travellers with laptops can use their computer's wireless Internet capabilities to check e-mail, access social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter,[More]

Hot
You can make a Barbie cake for any little girl's birthday party. Your sponge cakes will form the Barbie's dress, and you will need a Barbie doll to place into the centre of your cake. You can choose to frost your Barbie cake in any colour depending o [More]
New, Rheem central air conditioners' condenser fan motors come with a five-wire set-up. The older condenser fan motors had only three wires. You can connect a five-wire fan motor to an older three-wire fan motor only if you buy a new capacitor. The n [More]
Painting a straight line with a brush without tape where the wall and ceiling meets requires a high-quality brush, a steady hand and a lot of practice. Using painter's tape to get a straight line works fine when both wall and ceiling are smooth. When [More]
Many vehicles today come with keyless remote entry, including most Dodge cars and trucks. The keyless entry allows the owner to unlock doors from a distance. You can program up to four new keyless remotes for your Dodge if you already have a working [More]
If you are considering buying or selling a retail business, it is important that you be able to properly valuate the business. Being able to properly valuate the business will give you an idea of what is a fair market price for the business and will [More]
Magic wand crafts can range from the simple to the ornate and can be constructed using assorted household items. Twigs, paper, wire, knitting needles and aquarium tubing used to circulate water in fish tanks are some of the items used to create homem [More]
In the study of math and in your daily life, you will encounter percentage measurements that you occasionally have to add to a standard number. For example, if you go shopping and see prices marked up or down by a certain percentage, you have to add [More]
Silk is a natural fibre and a very delicate fabric. Silk helps you stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. A silk dress will look nice and stay in good shape for years if taken care of properly. When you end up with stains on your silk dress [More]
Developmentally speaking, teenage pregnancy affects a young mother both physically and mentally. First, teenage bodies are not yet done growing. Even if a young woman has been menstruating for many years, the reproductive apparatus is not fully forme [More]
Metal flake paint is widely used in automotive painting, both in aftermarket custom painting as well as in original equipment paint from the vehicle manufacturer. Spraying metal flake paint requires a special technique to prevent the flakes suspended [More]