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How to use your TV as a computer screen




You really thought your TV was like a big track. In addition, there may be better features than the screen you use on your computer or laptop today.

There is no reason why you should not use your home TV as a monitor and that is why today we will teach you how to do it. This will allow you to manage multitasking extra because you will get more screen space.

We do not recommend buying a television obviously for use with your computer (because it exists Excellent guards), but if you already have a good TV at home, this can be a great alternative to working, playing, making video calls, watching movies …

Before proceeding, we would like to make it clear that there are indeed many different types of televisions, of various sizes, resolutions and technologies. It is not possible to write a study that works best for everyone, but this article will help you to get an idea.

How to connect your computer or laptop to a TV

First, you will need to connect your computer or laptop to the TV. You can now use it as a monitor. In most cases, both devices will have an HDMI port, so it will be sufficient to use a HDMI cable connecting them together.

If this is not the case, you should check which ports your television and computer are the same (even though they may not). Depending on how old your devices are, they will have VGA or DVI ports or DisplayPort and USB-C when they are very new.

In conclusion, you should buy a cable that can connect one device to another (and transmit video and audio). Keep in mind that you do not have to be in the same ports, because you can buy, for example, an HDMI cable in DisplayPort.

It is necessary to point out that ports also have different sizes, so sometimes you will need a mini version or another port. You may also need to use an adapter to connect the TV to the computer.

How to set display settings

With a little luck, you can start using the TV as a screen for your computer by connecting both devices together. However, the technology doesn't always work automatically and you'll need to adjust its settings.

On your Windows computer or laptop, you must right-click on the Desktop and select & # 39; Display Settings & # 39; There, you should see an option called & # 39; Select and reset screens & # 39;

You may have noticed that this would only work if your computer connecting to the TV already had another screen. In this first example, then, we show you how to use the TV as a second screen (number & # 39; 2 & # 39; in the image above).

In order to open the windows that you have opened on your computer on the television, all you have to do is unplug the "computer" from the TV. In the settings panel you can configure so that & # 39; 1 & # 39; & # 39; 2 & # 39; compatible with one screen or another.

Those who want the TV to be their only screen should go to another section of the & # 39; Settings & # 39; In the & # 39; Multiple screen & # 39 ;, drop down menu and select an option & # 39; Only show 2 & # 39; (in our case, & # 39; 2 & # 39; by TV).

At this stage you can also adjust the setting and level of your TV screen, which should be changed. That will depend on each device, but in our case we chose a 4K resolution and 200% resolution.

How to set the TV settings

TVs are not designed or limited to use as a computer screen, so the image may not look right. This is when your TV settings come into play.

The most important thing is to make sure that you do not have the dialing option activated (or if you have one, that it is lowered to the top). You must disable the option to escape, because that makes the image less stable.


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