Advice 1: How to use laptop as monitor

The use of the monitor of the laptop to connect to the computer quite a difficult task, for which it is best not to take, relying on excellent image quality.
How to use laptop as monitor
You will need
  • program Radmin;
  • - TV tuner.
Instruction
1
Make sure that your notebook supports the function of video input. To do this, look on the Internet the specification of your model relative to connecting video equipment. Do not confuse this feature with the presence of a VGA or DVI connectors, they in most cases are used to transmit graphical information to the output device.
2
If you do not have video input on laptop, buy and install a TV tuner with the desired connector for use in the quality monitor. You can buy them in any computer stores. Configure the computer's analog video output. The setting is very simple, it is in the settings of your video card and monitor will set the desired configuration use the device.
3
Usually these settings can be viewed in the properties of the desktop to the control panel or in the settings of the graphics card, opening a program that is installed with the drivers. Everything here can also depend on adapter, so the configuration is individual for each computer. If you cannot set the desired configuration, locate the wiring diagram for your model video card to the TV, this would be analogous to the use of the monitor of the laptop.
4
Download and install on your computer the program Radmin. Install it on the laptop, holding the desired setting of the hardware configuration. Use it to browse files not only on one but on a different computer. Also in the Internet many different programs that offer you to use them to improve the display of this type of connection, but most of them do not work as all the settings that you can change, change yourself without any additional equipment. Another thing – their installation to enhance the functionality.
Useful advice
Do not use the laptop monitor in a mode conforming him permission, it spoils the video card.

Advice 2: How to set laptop to connect to the TV

If you want to use the TV as an alternative to the laptop screen, then you will need an additional cable. The choice depends on the availability of specific connectors on the TV and the graphics card is mobile PC.
How to set laptop to connect to the TV
You will need
  • - video cable.
Instruction
1
Usually laptops have two additional outputs: VGA and HDMI. Given the existence of a huge variety of adapters to connect the laptop to almost any modern TV. Of course, it is recommended to use a digital TV video signal transmission, because this will ensure best picture quality. Purchase a suitable set of cables and adapters.
2
Connect the video card on the laptop with a selected connector on the TV. Turn on your computer and TV. Wait until the download is complete operating system. Now, open the settings menu of the TV. Select the port that you have connected to the laptop. Assign it to the primary receiver signal.
3
Now open on the laptop control panel and select "appearance and personalization". Open the "Connect external display". It should be located in the menu "Display". Press the "Find" button, located next to a graphic picture of the laptop screen. Determine wait for an additional monitor.
4
Now select the display which will be the main. In this case, it is recommended to use the laptop screen. Activate "Make this main display". Select synchronous operation of the TV with a laptop. If you want to get the identical image on both screens, then select "Duplicate screen".
5
Typically use the setting "Extend this screen". Activation of this function enables you to simultaneously perform different tasks on the screens of TV and laptop. Note that if you followed a connection on channel HDMI-HDMI, you will need an additional cable to transfer sound to the TV. When using the HDMI channel, be sure to configure the settings for the sound adapter.
Note
Very easy connection with VGA cable to VGA, but this entrance is found only in TVs, and then not at all, but if it is, to simply connect the laptop to TV, laptop to draw a conclusion on the external display and the TV to specify the video source is VGA.
Useful advice
But how to connect laptop to TV if the LCD, for example, have hdmi, and the laptop doesn't have hdmi? Will have to find the optimal combination of connectors, and then buy a special cable with different outputs at the ends, or buy an adapter. If you do not have, not something terrible, it doesn't mean anything and depends on the cable if vga to connect the laptop to the TV, it may be just a black screen in the beginning.
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