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Whether you have to conduct a conference or you are going to organize a movie night at home, the most crucial part comes when you have to connect your projector with your laptop or Tv. Generally, connecting a computer to your projector requires simple steps, but every device comes with a unique setup that demands additional information not to make any mistake.

If you want to connect your computer & TV with a laptop, stick until the end so as not to miss any point.

Connecting your projector to a computer is relatively easy to uphold! From the 1980s to the 1990s, people have been using their LCD video projectors to hold business conferences. Although, as discussed above, not all setups used in projectors are identical when connecting computers, yet the basics are the same no matter the brand and device type you are using.

Advanced TV & projector comes with multiple ports to help them receive signals and generate an image. If you have appropriate cables, then it becomes quite possible to connect them quickly. So let’s begin with accessories that are a must-have when connecting your computer or tv to a projector.

 

PROJECTOR CONNECTION TYPES FOR TV & COMPUTER

The first thing that comes in your way is identifying the types of port your devices are supporting! Once you have identified them in both input & output devices, the second task is to find appropriate cables to get them connected. For example, you would need the following cables!

HDMI

Bring the most common type. You will find it in almost every device out there. The majority of laptops and computers are using HDMI, which has become a standard for electronic equipment. It integrates high-quality signals & can hold both audio and video signals.

VGA

Commonly used in laptops and projectors, you will also find them in projectors. It features a 15-pin connector that you can use to plug it into a VGA port in another device. However, you will hardly find any VGA model when it comes to TVs, so we will suggest having HDMI as it can cover multiple devices.

DVI

The DVI is a new invention when compared with VGA, and it offers a crystal clear picture. However, the DVI port isn’t displayed in most of the projector models, and it very well might be used with a projector yet not in TVs. You will mostly find them in desktop monitors that are used in offices.  Accordingly, we suggest using HDMI links if they are accessible.

USB-C

It’s a new technology that allows you to connect your projector to a TV or Computer. Being newest in the market, you should better be working with the one mentioned above.

PROCESS TO CONNECT WITH DESKTOP COMPUTER OR TV TO YOUR PROJECTOR

First of all, plug your cable into your desktop computer and connect them with an output device. Still unable to project an image? Then, change the display setting holding the following steps!

  • Click on your Windows Key.
  • Type Adjust screen resolution and press Enter.
  • Search for  Display and press the down arrow on the right side of the given box.
  • Choose the right output device.
  • Click on Apply and then press OK.

WRAP UP

Here we have mentioned a detailed process to help you connect your projector with a TV or desktop computer. Although the process is quite simple yet you need to understand your device type and always go through your given manual to understand the process. Following this guide, you will have a basic idea to kick start your process. If you have any queries or suggestions, feel free to contact us.

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