Most of us have heard of a HDMI cable, in fact we may even know how it can be used to connect video and audio. However, what we may not know, is how on earth to make that connection happen! That is why we have prepared you with a quick go-to guide for HDMI cable connections. Ready to get started? Great, here we go!
Connecting an HDMI Cable To The TV Or Computer
Firstly, you need to find the HDMI port. This looks like a thin slot which is pretty wide but tapers off towards the base. Normally you will find the HDMI port at either the back or the side of your computer or laptop. If you cannot find a slot like this anywhere on your TV then you may own a TV which is not HDMI compatible, this may especially be the case if your TV is rather old.
Once you have managed to attach one end of the HDMI cable to your computer you will need to attach the other end to the TV. Normally you can find the HDMI port at the back of your TV. Next up, use your remote control to select the correct HDMI input. If this is not obvious, take a look at the HDMI port on the TV and check whether there is a number beside it. If this is the case then this may be the number you need to input to get things up and running.
What Should You Do If Your Computer Does Not Have a HDMI Port?
Don’t worry, not all is lost if you find that your computer seems to be lacking a HDMI cable. You will need to install a new video card instead and you should be able to get yourself up and running.
Another option is to check whether there is a DVI or a Display Port. If you have one of these then you will be able to buy an adapter. With the help of the adapter you will still be able to connect a HDMI cable for use. However, since the DVI will not be able to transfer an audio signal you will have to use another separate cable for audio connection.
Of course, there are other troubleshooting issues which you may run into during your initial set up, however we hope the guide above will get you pointed in the right direction.