Turn your laptop into a powerful multimedia hub via the HDMI port.

What does HDMI stands for?

High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a conduit through which devices  can transmit and receive high-definition (HD) audio and video between external  sources and receivers. In the past few years, laptop manufacturers now offer their customers the opportunity of  projecting high-quality  video and audio onto HD-capable devices such as televisions and audio receivers via using the laptop’s HDMI port. Once connected properly, it only takes seconds (or pressing a combination of buttons) for you to transform your device into a  powerful multimedia hub.

There are a number of HDMI-standard cable connectors available, each of which can be used for any uncompressed TV or PC video format, including standard, enhanced, high definition and 3D video signals; up to 8 channels of compressed or uncompressed digital audio; a CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) connection; and an Ethernet data connection. HDMI implements the EIA/CEA-861 standards, which define video formats and waveforms, transport of compressed, uncompressed, and LPCM audio, auxiliary data, and implementations of the VESA EDID.

The CEC allows HDMI devices to control each other when necessary and allows the user to operate multiple devices with one remote control handset. Because HDMI is electrically compatible with the CEA-861 signals used by digital visual interface (DVI), no signal conversion is necessary, nor is there a loss of video quality when a DVI-to-HDMI adapter is used. As an uncompressed CEA-861 connection, HDMI is independent of the various digital television standards used by individual devices, such as ATSC and DVB, as these are encapsulation of compressed MPEG video streams (which can be decoded and output as an uncompressed video stream on HDMI).

What You Need?

  • A laptop with a HDMI port
  • HD Ready TV

How to Set UP Your Multimedia Entertainment HUB?

  1. Insert one end of a HDMI cable into your laptop’s HDMI port.
  2. Insert the other end of the HDMI cable into an available HDMI port on a monitor  or receiver such as an HD television, video recorder or audio playback hardware. Please note that owners of a Playstation console CANNOT connect it to the laptop display screen.
  3. Change your connected monitor or receiver to the desired input mode or channel,  for example for use on a HD Ready TV, simply select HDMI from the component.
  4. Depending on the settings on your laptop, you can press the shortcut key (fn+f4). You can then choose between the options.
  5. You should be able view your desk

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