If you’ve wondered how to connect your laptop to a TV via HDMI, this article will give you some insights.
Of course you can use traditional, long HDMI cables. These offer a simple and reliable connection. They can also be limiting. For instance, you will need to place your laptop relatively close to the TV. This may not be an ideal situation in some cases.
Wireless solutions also exist that will allow you to move your laptop to a more reasonable distance away from the TV or projector. One such solution is known as wireless video HDMI.
How is Wireless Video HDMI Different?
Besides the obvious, wireless video HDMI offers a variety of benefits that go beyond simply being cable-free. Wireless Video HDMI takes the best parts of HDMI cables and adds the freedom and flexibility needed for a connected home.
Wireless Video HDMI
Typical range between devices is 10-30 meters
Distance between devices is limited to the length of the cable
Ability to wall-mount a TV without dangling wires
Wall-mounted TV will have visible wires
Flexibility to move around the room
Movement limited to length of the cable
Kits typically include all necessary components
May require adapters to connect to a laptop
How Wireless Video HDMI Works
Wireless Video HDMI kits usually include a transmitter that you plug into a laptop (or other media player), a receiver that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port, and power adapters. Once the transmitter and receiver are plugged into their respective devices, it’s as simple as turning them on to instantly connect laptop to the TV. A wireless video HDMI connection works independently and directly between the transmitter and receiver, which means it does not rely on the need for business or home Wi-Fi network connection.
Steps to Set Up a Wireless Video HDMI Kit:
- Connect the transmitter to your laptop computer’s HDMI port. If your laptop does not have a standard HDMI port, you will need to use an adapter.
- Connect the receiver to an available HDMI input on the TV
- Connect the power cords.
- Turn on devices to instantly connect your laptop to the TV.