How to connect a second monitor via USB?
When working at a computer, sometimes a second monitor is required. But there are times when the computer does not have the required D-Sub (VGA) or DisplayPort video output. For example, the candy bar may not have it, as it happened in my case.
Naturally, many are wondering if it is possible to connect a monitor via USB?
As it turned out, there are a variety of USB video adapters on sale with VGA / HDMI / DVI output or combined. In addition, there are adapters that only work with USB2.0, and there are those that support both USB3.0 and the already obsolete USB2.0.
After a short search, I settled on USB video adapters based on DisplayLink technology.
The essence of such a USB video adapter is as follows. A program and driver (in this case, DisplayLink Manager) is installed on the computer, which has access to the resources of the central processing unit (CPU) and video card (GPU).
The video stream to the second monitor is compressed and transmitted via USB to a decompressor, a specialized microcircuit that is built into the adapter itself. This microcircuit performs decompression of the signal received via USB and displays the picture on another monitor.
As you can see, this uses the CPU resources of the computer itself, which compresses the video signal. At the same time, it can be quite heavily loaded. If the picture on the additional monitor is not updated, then no compression and processor load occurs, since the control program constantly monitors changes on the screen.
The USB video adapter itself is powered via the USB bus (5V) and does not require an external power supply, which is very convenient.
On the official website of DisplayLink in the section “Products using DisplayLink Technology”, you can see the list of manufactured devices. Among others, there are USB video adapters and USB monitors.
The lineup of manufactured USB video adapters is quite extensive. Basically, the devices differ in the supported type of USB interface (2.0 / 3.0) and the maximum allowable resolution of the output image. Typically, USB2.0 devices support up to Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, while USB3.0 devices can display up to 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution.
To work with my candy bar, I bought a PLUGABLE UGA-165 USB video adapter, or rather, a copy of it.
As it turned out, an exact copy of the PLUGABLE UGA-165 model is being sold on Aliexpress for a fairly low price. He took it. Here’s what’s included.
This is the so-called Single Display Adapter, that is, an adapter for one monitor. There are adapters for two, three monitors and full docking stations, to which you can connect several additional high-resolution monitors.
I chose a suitable video adapter quite carefully. It was required that it work over the USB2.0 interface and have different types of VGA / HDMI / DVI video outputs. This would allow, on occasion, to connect any monitor or LCD TV.
In addition, I really wanted to get a picture on the screen with the highest possible resolution (HD Ready, or better Full HD).
The kit included two additional adapters for a standard 15-pin VGA (aka D-SUB) and HDMI connector. This will allow the video adapter to be used in conjunction with new LCD TVs and monitors, which are increasingly equipped with an HDMI input.
For completeness, I will show a photo of the insides of the video adapter.
Here is a printed circuit board with not many elements.
Onboard BGA chip DL-165 belonging to the second generation of DisplayLink specialized processors.
DisplayLink Manager Software
All control of the USB video adapter is carried out through a special program. DisplayLink Manager.
Its latest version can be downloaded from the official DisplayLink website at the link. In addition to Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Android, Ubuntu and Chromebook operating systems are supported.
I have Windows 7, so I chose this system. Before downloading, you need to click on the “Accept” button to confirm your agreement with the license agreement. After that, the download should start. Run the installation of the downloaded file by double clicking.
During installation, the program will ask you to connect a USB video adapter to your computer.
In Windows Device Manager, the USB video adapter appears as USB Display Adapters (USB-DVI).
After installing DisplayLink Manager, its icon will appear in the tray. Here is such.
Using this program, you can control the USB video adapter: enable, disable, change the resolution to additional. monitor, rotate the screen, expand the screen on different sides. There are quite a lot of settings.
I’ll tell you about some of the features of the DisplayLink Manager utility that you might find useful.
By default, DisplayLink Manager launches when the computer is turned on. This is convenient as the desktop immediately expands to an additional monitor.
But, there are times when an additional monitor is not needed for operation. Then it can be turned off.
To disable the additional monitor, left-click on the DisplayLink Manager icon in the tray. In this case, the program menu should appear.
Select item 2.USB-DVI. Disable. In this case, the monitors will blink briefly, and the indicator on the USB-DVI adapter will go out.
To turn on the additional monitor again, do the same operation as when turning off the monitor, but this time select the “Expand” item. This.
In this case, the main screen will briefly blink, and the indicator on the USB-DVI adapter will light up. The desktop will again be extended to an additional monitor.
If necessary, you can expand the desktop to the right / left, as well as from above or below relative to the main one. For example, I have my desktop extended on the right, but someone might need a different configuration.
If you expand the desktop from above or below relative to the main one, then you may encounter the following. Move the mouse to add. the monitor will be allowed only within the border of the second monitor width. For example, the width in pixels of the main monitor is 1920 pixels, and the second is 1024.
In this case, if you move the mouse at the top / bottom edge within 1024 pixels, then you can easily move the mouse cursor to the second monitor. If you move the mouse pointer further than 1024 pixels, then you will not be able to move it to the second monitor. Such is the feature.
For those who have a monitor that allows you to change the position of the screen, the “Screen rotation” option may be useful.
When changing the screen orientation from landscape to portrait, simply select the “Screen Rotation” item in the DisplayLink Manager menu and then one of four options to choose from.
You can rotate the image to the right or left. Turning step 90 0.
If you select “Flip”, the image on the monitor screen will be displayed “upside down”. When you select “Standard Album”, the image on the screen will take a standard view, which is accepted by default.
On the second tab of the menu there is an item “Screen resolution”. Through it, you can set the screen resolution of the second monitor. Usually, the program independently determines the nominal resolution of the additional monitor, but, if required, it can be set manually. It was detected automatically for me. No further action required.
If you select Use this monitor as primary, the secondary monitor becomes the primary. A taskbar will appear on its screen. This can be useful if the secondary monitor has a higher resolution and you work primarily within the boundaries of its screen.
The item “Create a copy” duplicates the image of the main screen on the second monitor. What I didn’t like about this mode is that the image resolution on both screens gets smaller, as well as its aspect ratio and positioning on the screen.
Apparently, this mode is used in conjunction with projectors. I don’t need him.
The item “Fit to TV screen” can be useful in cases where the USB video adapter is used in conjunction with an LCD TV. In some cases, even if the video adapter works correctly with the TV, there are black margins on its screen at the edges. You can correct the position by adjusting the image manually.
To do this, select the item “Fit to TV screen” and adjust the image on the TV screen so that it occupies the entire screen.
A red frame will appear on the LCD TV screen, the edges of which can be shifted using the “” and “-” buttons in the “Fit to TV screen” window. Configure and click the “Apply” button.
There are two items in the main DisplayLink Manager menu: “Sound Setting” and “Advanced Configuration”.
Clicking on the “Sound Settings” item opens the standard “Sound” settings window of the Windows system, which is available along the “Control Panel” path. “Sound”.
The fact is that some USB video adapters also support the transmission of an audio signal, for example, via HDMI. Therefore, the program has a sound setting item.
The situation is similar with the item “Advanced configuration”, which simply refers to the tab of system settings Windows screen resolution (“Control Panel.” “All Control Panel Items”. “Display”. “Screen Resolution”).
You can find out the version of the DisplayLink Manager software by clicking on the “DisplayLink Manager” item at the top of the main menu.
If there is a new version of the program, it is better to download and install it, as in newer versions errors can be eliminated.
During the operation of the USB video adapter, some of them came to light. It is very rare for a video driver to fail. Solved by reboot. Sometimes this is not required, the video driver restores its work automatically.
Another “glitch” that was revealed when using the video adapter is the hang of the program, the window of which was on the additional screen. monitor. Hangs occur when disconnecting USB video adapter via DisplayLink Manager menu.
Basically, this is how the Media Player Classic freezes when playing a video. Perhaps this is a feature of the player itself. It was solved by force closing Media Player Classic and restarting it.
Things to Consider When Choosing a USB Video Adapter?
First, you need to know which version of USB (2.0 or 3.0 / 2.0) the video adapter will work with. For example, my monoblock simply does not have USB3.0 connectors, so I chose a video adapter that supports an older version of the interface (USB2.0).
If your computer has a modern USB3.0 connector, then it is better to take a video adapter with USB3.0 support. Some of the USB video adapters support both USB3.0 and USB2.0 interface versions. But here it is worthwhile to understand that the bandwidth of the USB2.0 interface is low, and it will not be able to display a picture with a resolution greater than Full HD (1920 x 1080) on the monitor. This is the “ceiling” for him.
Another thing is USB3.0, the bandwidth of which is enough for multiple monitors with high resolution.
The second thing to consider is what kind of video connector the USB video adapter will have. If the standard VGA is enough for you, then you can get the cheapest video adapter. The newer monitors support the newer HDMI and DisplayPort interfaces. Therefore, you should think ahead and take something newer. Or such a video adapter, which is equipped with all these connectors, as in my case.
The third thing to consider is that USB video transfer technology uses the resources of the central processing unit (CPU) to compress the image. At the same time, it is quite heavily loaded.
If you have a weak processor-based computer Atom or Celeron, then, perhaps, you will come across the fact that with a dynamically changing picture on the second monitor, the computer will “freeze”, since it may not have enough resources.
Here is a screenshot for an example. Loading the Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 (2.6GHz) processor of my candy bar when outputting to the second monitor of a video player that plays a movie with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). As you can see, the load is at least 14
15%. This is provided that no other processes are running on the computer.
If you move the video player window to the screen of the main monitor, then the load on the processor drops sharply and remains at level 3
It is also worth remembering one feature. If the picture on the second monitor is static, that is, it does not change, then there will be no load on the computer’s processor. The image is simply displayed on the second monitor from the memory of the USB video adapter itself.
And one more important thing to be aware of. Cheap models of video adapters based on old processors are only suitable for transferring a mostly static and low-changing image. They are not suitable for fast-paced video games.!
Even when playing high-quality Full HD video, the computer starts to slow down. Therefore, video with a higher resolution and bit rate is best viewed on the main monitor, and the second one is used to display low-changing images. For example, use a second monitor for surfing the Internet, viewing documents, etc.
Despite all the advantages, the UGA-165 USB video adapter at first upset me.
After unpacking, I decided to try it out in conjunction with an LCD TV Samsung LE32A430T1. But the TV did not “see” the signal from the adapter point-blank and I did not manage to display the picture on it. I tried everything. I connected both via VGA and HDMI, climbed into the TV settings, changed the resolution. Nothing helped.
To calm down, he explained this stubborn reluctance of the LCD TV to work with a USB video adapter only by the fact that it is already quite old. In addition, in the instructions for the TV, I found a clarification that it does not support SOC synchronization or something like that. Perhaps the reason lies precisely in this.
Recently, modern residents have begun to actively purchase laptops that are characterized by mobility and compactness. However, when it becomes necessary to listen to audio recordings or watch videos, the device may experience problems with sound, or rather, the power of the built-in speakers is simply not enough to ensure comfortable listening.
For this reason, sooner or later, laptop users have a desire to know how to connect speakers to a laptop.
For comfortable listening to music, just add a pair of external speakers
Connecting Bluetooth Wireless Speakers
Make sure your laptop is equipped with a Bluetooth radio module that can be used to connect wireless speakers. To do this, press the “WinR” keys, type “devmgmt.msc” in the line and press “OK”.
If you see a category called “Bluetooth Radios” in the Device Manager tree, click on it to expand the list of devices. If there are any devices in the list, it means that Bluetooth is installed on the laptop.
Make sure Bluetooth is turned on. To do this, look in the tray (bottom right) for the presence of a blue icon.
If the icon is not present, you will need to enable it.
- Press the button with the image of a wireless connection in the form of a Bluetooth icon or an antenna on a laptop. Usually this is one of the “F1-F12” buttons (depending on the laptop model), pressed together with the “Fn” button.
Find a suitable location to place the bluetooth speakers (speaker).
When installing speakers, consider:
- the speakers must be connected to a nearby power source;
- to easily turn on and off the speakers, place them in an easily accessible place;
- the presence of a wall between the laptop and the speakers is not necessary, but it can reduce the sound quality;
- refer to the speaker manual to find out how close they should be to the laptop.
Reference! Typically, Bluetooth speakers can be up to 10 meters away from the receiving device, but some models may have a closer range.
Turn on the speaker, making it discoverable. Speaker activation depends on the model. They often have a button that needs to be held down for a few seconds to put the device into “discovery” mode.
Note! If there is not enough information on how to enable detection of the Bluetooth speaker on its case, you should refer to its instruction manual.
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To connect a laptop with Bluetooth speakers, click “WinR”, type “control printers” and click “OK”.
In the window that opens, select “Add a device”.
The search for devices starts. When the speakers appear, select them with a mouse click and click “Next” to connect the devices.
Connecting using Bluetooth
If the laptop owner managed to purchase just such external speakers, then it is important to learn how to connect a Bluetooth speaker to the laptop. Experienced users say that there are no special problems with such a connection either, there are only small features.
Initially, you should turn on Bluetooth directly on the laptop, and then start searching for devices. Carrying out such a search, the laptop will demonstrate all devices that have Bluetooth activated, among them there will be purchased external speakers.
Having found the necessary columns in the list of the listed devices, you should click on their icon, agreeing with the connection. This completes the steps, and the user can enjoy the work of the installed speakers connected via Bluetooth.
The connection process is straightforward, but may differ depending on the type of external speakers purchased. Contact can be achieved by connecting the speakers to a variety of jacks, including headphone jack, USB jack and Bluetooth.
Connecting with headphone jack and USB jack
On the laptop case, there are, most often on the side, special connectors that provide contact with a microphone and headphones. If it becomes necessary to connect portable speakers, then you can insert their plug into the headphone jack. By the way, you can insert the plug even when the laptop is turned on, trying only to avoid contact with these connectors.
After the performed manipulations, the user is convinced in practice that it is enough just to connect the speakers to the laptop and this does not require any additional super-complex skills.
Connecting with headphone jack and USB jack
On the laptop case, there are, most often on the side, special connectors that provide contact with a microphone and headphones. If it becomes necessary to connect portable speakers, you can insert their plug into the headphone jack. By the way, you can insert the plug even when the laptop is turned on, trying only to avoid contact with these connectors.
After the performed manipulations, the user is convinced in practice that it is enough just to connect the speakers to the laptop and this does not require any additional super-complex skills.
Before connecting computers via USB, you should be aware that connecting two computers via USB with a regular cable can damage them. For such a connection, a special USB Link cable is required, which differs from the usual USB to USB cable by the presence between the two controller plugs in a small box.
Suppose we have a USB Link cable, then connecting two computers via USB can be done quite simply and quickly. After connecting this cable to the connector, Windows searches for and installs the necessary drivers, which leads to the appearance of a new device “USB Network Bridge Adapter” in network connections.
After this device has appeared on both computers, further computers are connected via USB as with a normal network connection. Those. you need to go to the properties of the adapter and change the parameters “Internet Protocol TCP / IP” or try to connect with the default parameters.
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Connecting a laptop via a network cable
Wireless connection using Wi-Fi
To establish a direct connection between a PC and a laptop via Wi-Fi, of course, these modules must be present on both devices. This is available in almost all modern laptops, monoblocks, as well as in “advanced” assemblies of the system unit. However, even if your PC does not have built-in Wi-Fi, you can always purchase it separately as a USB or PCI adapter. With a wireless connection, one of the devices must act as an access point, and the other will connect to this point. This type of connection is called Ad Hoc and is characterized by the fact that the wireless connection is established without the help of a router. Activate the Wi-Fi modules on the PC and laptop, then use standard Windows tools to configure the wireless network on both devices.
How to connect laptop to computer?
Today, the presence of a computer at home does not surprise anyone. On the contrary, if it is absent, it may cause confusion. Sometimes, in addition to it, another device appears. a laptop. Sometimes it is necessary to link them together in order to quickly and easily transfer information or for other purposes. Is it possible to connect a laptop to a computer and how to do it, we’ll talk below.
How to connect a laptop to a computer via USB?
When you have made sure that both machines have the Total Commander file manager and the appropriate drivers, and the PC-to-PC cable meets all the requirements, you can start connecting. For this:
- Connect the USB plugs of the device to computers.
- Open Total Commander on both computers.
- On each computer, go to the Network submenu and select Set up LPT / USB connection.
- Now decide from which computer you need to copy the data. With an active connection, one of the computers will become a kind of “USB flash drive”, and you will not be able to use TC on it. Therefore, select which computer will be the Server (the device from which you want to copy the data), and which will be the Client (the machine to which you want to copy the data). When you decide. select the appropriate item in the program window by clicking Server and Client.
- You may be asked to select a port, select USB.
That’s it, the USB connection is established, and you can use it in the same way as FTP when working with sites, that is, copy and modify files, rename and delete content and much more, but launch programs, as in the case of FTP, will be impossible without copying to your PC. remember this.
Have you copied everything you need? On the client machine, click Disable, and on the server machine, click Abort.
How to connect laptop to laptop? Very simple!
As you can see, there is nothing difficult in connecting PC to PC. you just need a special cable and Total Commander. Now, when you need to copy data, you can use not only flash drives, but also a USB cable, which is much more practical and convenient.
Connecting laptop to laptop via USB. simply and easily!
There are many reasons to connect two computers together. This may be needed to transfer data between machines, to run games and applications on a local network, to remotely configure a PC, and much more. And, if you need a LAN or WI-FI connection to create a full-fledged local network, then you can use a USB connection to transfer data.
How to connect a laptop to a computer. options
If there are no network devices at hand, you can still arrange a connection between the two devices. There are at least 2 ways to do this: via wi-fi and USB cable.
First, let’s look at how to connect a laptop to a computer via wi-fi. This method of connection is well suited for two laptops, since in modern models the wi-fi module is included in the package. If you need to connect a laptop and a desktop computer, you will need a wi-fi adapter.
- When the adapter is connected, you need to install the drivers, then set automatic IPv4 settings on both devices. To do this, you need to go to “Control Panel”. “Network and Sharing Center”. “Change adapter settings”. In the drop-down window “Run” type “ncpa.cpl”.
- You will be taken to network connections, where you find the “Wireless network” icon and right-click on it.
- In the drop-down context menu, select the “Properties” item, the “Wireless network” properties window will open. Double-click the left mouse button on the item “Internet Protocol version 4 (TPC / IPv4) and put a tick in front of the lines” Obtain an IP address automatically “and” Obtain DNS server address automatically “.
- We create a wireless network on the computer via the command line with administrator rights. To do this, in the “Start” type the command “Command Line” and right-click on the icon that appears.
- Select “Run as Administrator” in the drop-down menu. In the command line, we type the commands “Create a wireless network”.
- When the wireless network is created and already launched, then on the laptop we go to the “Wireless networks” and connect to it by entering the security key and pressing “Yes” to the request to search for devices in the network.
Now we will learn how to connect a computer to a laptop via USB. The method is considered not very convenient, because a regular USB cable is not suitable for this. You need to purchase a special cable with a chip that allows you to create a local network via USB.
After connecting, Windows will ask you to install the driver. After installing it, you will see virtual network adapters in network connections. You only need to register the IP addresses.
- First, right-click on the virtual adapter, select “Properties”.
- Next, select “Internet Protocol TPC / IPv4” and double-click the left button.
- We register IP addresses on both devices and use the created network.
Many are interested in how to connect a network between a computer and a laptop and a TV. of course, via HDMI. In this case, you can go in several ways:
- HDMI to HDMI. just connect the cable to the corresponding connectors on your PC / laptop and TV;
- dvi-I to HDMI. additional audio connection required.
In both cases, you need to proceed as follows: first disconnect the PC or laptop, connect the HDMI cable to it, turn on the TV first, find the HDMI connection type in the SOURCE menu, only then turn on the laptop. Sometimes you still need to switch the image from a PC or laptop to a TV. On a laptop, the keyboard shortcut FnF8 is provided for this.
By holding these two keys, you can switch the image from laptop to TV, back from TV to laptop, or send the image to both devices at once.
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How to connect laptop to laptop via USB
Quite often, users need to transfer any data from one computer to another, but sometimes a flash drive or any other medium may simply not be at hand or it may not have enough memory. In this case, you can connect the devices to each other using a USB cable. How to connect laptop to laptop via USB? In this article you will find the answer to this question.
To begin with, it is important to understand that using this method you cannot create a local network (you can use LAN ports or Wi-Fi for this). this method is only suitable for transferring files between 2 PCs.
Here is a short list of the most suitable wires:
- APC Windows 7 ETC;
- Belkin ETC for Vista;
- Conceptronic USB 2.0 Vista Copy Cable;
- Delock Easy Transfer USB 2.0 Vista Cable;
- Logilink Easy Transfer Cable;
- Vivanco ETC for Windows Vista.
IMPORTANT! You should not try to connect computers with a wire with ordinary plugs. in the best case, you will disable the USB connectors, in the worst case, “burn” the motherboards on both PCs.
Connecting laptop to laptop
After purchasing a suitable ETC wire, you can start connecting.
- As mentioned above, first you need to download and install the necessary drivers (if Windows XP is installed).
- Then you need to get the disc attached to the wire and insert it into the drive (if for some reason the disc is not included in the kit, then you can go to the official website of the manager’s developers and download a free trial version), and then install the software on both devices.
- After you have installed the appropriate drivers and the desired program on both machines, you can connect the wire plugs to both devices.
- Now you need to open the proprietary program on both laptops and check that the ETC cable is visible to the file manager (this will greatly simplify the file transfer process).
- Further, on each device, you need to find the “Network” tab at the top of the program, go to it and select “Establish a connection via LPT / USB port”.
- Then you need to select in the program window which device will be the “Server” (the PC from which the data will be copied), and which will be the “Client” (the PC to which the data will be downloaded).
- You may be prompted to select a port. in this case, you need to select USB.
- Done! The connection is established, and now you can change, delete, rename, and transfer files from one computer to another.
- When you copy all the necessary information, you need to click on the “Client” on the “Disable” button, and on the “Server”. on the “Interrupt” button. Now you can safely disconnect the cable from computers and close the program.
Despite the fact that this method is practical and saves time (no need to fiddle with a flash drive), it also has its drawbacks:
- Various errors may appear when transferring data between different-bit operating systems.
- Errors may occur when transferring files between operating systems with different languages.
As you may have noticed, there is nothing difficult in connecting 2 PCs to each other via USB. Even a novice user who does not have deep knowledge in this area can cope with this task. Now, when there is no flash drive at hand or there is not enough space on it, you can use the above method and save your time and nerves.
Connect laptop to TV via USB
The considered type of connecting a laptop to a TV is relevant only for relatively new TV models that have HDMI or at least a VGA connector. If there is no such entrance on your device, then you will not be able to perform further actions.
By default, it is not possible to connect the USB port of TV and laptop with a dual USB cable due to technical reasons. At the same time, this can be done through a special external USB video card that converts a signal from a computer to HDMI for a TV.
Note: The converter can target both HDMI and VGA interfaces. over, sometimes these connectors can be present at the same time.
In addition to the converter, there is also Q-Waves Wireless USB AV. a device for wireless signal transmission from PC to TV. This device is equipped by standard not only with HDMI, but also with VGA-out.
Before purchasing the device, make sure that your laptop is equipped with a “USB 3.0” port, which is a prerequisite in both cases.
The best option is a converter, since its only limitation is the cable length, while the wireless analog is limited to an area within 10 meters. Whichever option you prefer, the device must be purchased.
If the required wires are missing, you will have to purchase them yourself.
HDMI will carry the audio signal without using an additional connection, while a VGA cable will need an adapter. You can adjust the sound using standard Windows OS tools.
Connecting laptop to TV via USB
Modern TV models are often equipped with USB ports, with which you can connect various sources of information. However, these ports are not suitable for direct connection of a computer, which is not the case with the connectors on a laptop.
Having dealt with the purchase and preparation of the equipment, you can start connecting. We will look at the process of using both mentioned devices.
- Connect the USB cable to one of the corresponding ports on your computer.
Connect the same wire to the USB port on the converter.
On some models, the USB cable may be embedded and cannot be disconnected.
Connect a dual HDMI cable to the converter.
Connect the return plug to the HDMI port on your TV.
- Connect the HDMI plug to the appropriate jack on your TV.
Connect the other side of the cable to the port on the Q-Waves Wireless USB AV.
Note: The same device can be connected to TV via VGA cable.
Now use the power adapter to connect the Q-Waves Wireless USB AV to the high voltage network.
Connect a wireless transmitter to a USB port on your laptop.
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At this point, the connection process can be completed, since after the actions taken, both devices will begin to transmit the signal from the laptop to the TV.
After you finish connecting your laptop to the TV via USB, you need to configure the equipment to work properly. This applies to both the TV itself and the Windows system settings.
- Press the “Input” or “Source” button on the TV remote control.
Select the HDMI port as the signal source through the menu.
- In the Screen Resolution window you can change the resolution for the connected TV. over, the maximum value is limited only by the capabilities of the TV itself.
The Multiple Displays list controls the display mode. For example, expanding the desktop using a TV or broadcasting an image from a laptop to the screen.
The same settings are available if you click on the link “Display the image on the second screen” or press the key combination “WinP” on the keyboard.
The considered approach can be used to connect not only a laptop to a TV, but also some other devices. For example, this method is perfect for connecting a computer to a projector.
Thanks to this type of connection, you can easily use your TV to watch movies from your laptop or computer. However, such a connection is only an alternative to traditional HDMI, for example, in the event of a breakdown or lack of a suitable connector.