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How do I connect a laptop to a Mitsubishi HDTV

by sjniii / April 21, 2013 9:33 AM PDT

I have an ASUS Laptop running Windows 7 Home Edition. The Laptop has an HDMI port and multiple USB ports. I also have a Mitsubishi WD-65731 HDTV that 2 HDMI ports one of which is connected to a HD DIRECTV DVR. There is also a PC-DVI port on the Mitsubishi. For the audio, the Mitsubishi is connected to a Bose LifeStyle Surround Sound Stereo system.

I want to connect the laptop to the Mitsubishi HDTV
The purpose of connecting the PC to the TV is to run a PowerPoint slide show on the TV.

Do I need to connect anything other then the HDMI port from the laptop to the HDMI port on the TV?

Or is there another way to play the PowerPoint slide show on the Mitsubishi TV

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(NT) Should be fine with the single HDMI connection.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2013 3:24 PM PDT
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There is another way, but...
by metacinema / April 26, 2013 4:05 AM PDT

You could use the DVI output of your laptop, assuming it has one. If is only has HDMI, then that should work. You will likely have to go into the "Monitor Output" settings (from your Windows Control Panel) to make sure the output resolution of the laptop matches the standard 720p or 1080p input of the TV. - otherwise either no picture, or a very distorted one ("squeezed", "stretched" or "jittering").

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