In order to connect your laptop to your TV, you must do the following.
To determine the connection type. There are several types of outputs. In addition, each laptop may be several.
If you want to connect MacBook to TV using VGA connector, having a form of rectangle with rounded corners and 15 for 5 contacts in 3 rows. S-video connector is round and can have from 4 to 7 contacts. For composite video connector is a round plug mostly yellow. The DVI port is square, has 24 pins and is designed to transmit high definition signal. The HDMI port resembles a regular USB port, but is slightly longer, also intended for the transmission of high definition signal.
In the second stage you need to check what inputs are on your TV. All will depend on what your TV: standard or high resolution.
Video inputs located on the back of the TV or on its side. Standard resolution has the composite connector or S-video connector. The image attached will thus be less clear-cut than on a conventional monitor. TVs high resolution there are different connectors: VGA transmits an analog signal, DVI and HDMI are digital, with a higher quality.
At the third stage, you need to choose the right cable that will connect the laptop to the TV. If you have several connectivity options, you can choose the one that will provide higher quality. If the connectors at the TV and laptop are different, you'll need an adapter or adapter cable.
Also remember that some TVs and laptops can be connected using a single cable. If you connect the laptop to the TV via HDMI, audio will not be required, as will be transmitted both video and audio. In any other case connection, you will need a separate audio cable. The audio output in the laptop will be marked with a headphone icon. You can connect it to your TV if it has audio input or to external speakers if it is not.
Actually to connect you need to turn off the laptop, connect the cables to the appropriate connectors on the TV and your computer, set the TV's correct source signals. The TV must be turned on to get a computer to recognize it as a monitor.
Then turn on the laptop. Further installation will depend on your operating system. Install the TV as a monitor. In many laptops there is a button "Monitor" that you can use. Very often, the screen resolution of TV and laptop is different, so you need to set the screen resolution. Monitor resolution should be the same as the resolution of the TV. Some TVs have the ability to adjust the aspect ratio and scale the image. If you see the cropped image, make sure that this setting was disabled.
Thus, with the help of these tips you will be able to connect your laptop to the TV.