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    How do I get picture and sound on the TV when I connect my Laptop or Notebook with a HDMI connection?

    • Answer
    • When you switch on the Laptop/Notebook with the TV attached and switched on, the video image may appear on either the Laptop/Notebook display or the TV screen for the below connections.

      1. 1. HDMI to HDMI
        Connect the HDMI connection of the laptop/notebook with a HDMI-HDMI cable to the HDMI connection of the TV.
      2. 2. DVI to HDMI, with an added audio connection.
        Connect the DVI connection of the Laptop/Notebook with a DVI-HDMI cable to the HDMI connection of the TV. Alternatively, use a DVI-DVI cable and a DVI-HDMI adaptor. Connect the audio cable from the 'AUDIO OUT' connection of the Laptop/Notebook to the 'AUDIO IN' connection of the TV.

      Note: Make sure the PC graphics card has the latest drivers and the TV has the latest software installed.

      Follow these steps to connect the devices:

      1. 1. Switch the Laptop/Notebook and the TV off.
      2. 2. Connect the Laptop/Notebook choosing one of the above connections.
      3. 3. Switch the TV on.
      4. 4. Select the HDMI connection on the TV where the Laptop/Notebook is connected.
      5. 5. Switch the Laptop/Notebook on.
      6. 6. Depending on the graphics card, Laptop/Notebook operating system and configuration, the TV shows the Laptop/Notebook screen.
      7. 7. For some cases, you need to toggle the Laptop/Notebook to display the video image onto the TV screen. 
        Note: Please refer to your Laptop/Notebook manual to determine which keys are used for the transfer function.
      8. 8. Example of the common function keys use by Laptop/Notebook manufacturers such as 'Fn'+'F8' keys.

      9. 9. Hold down the 'Fn' key, and toggle the ‘F8’ key (or key determined by the manufacturer) once or two times.

      10. 10. This will switch the video image to the Laptop/Notebook display only, the TV only, or the Laptop/Notebook display and the TV simultaneously. 

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