How to configure Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379 to connect it to TV

There are many situations that we want to use TV screen to do things like watching movies, pictures etc. large TV screen can make such experience wonderful. But if there is such method that can let us connect our Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379 with TV. There are different ways to connect your Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379 to your TV set since different computer and TV set have different port. Well, this article we will take S-Video port as an example and tell you how to configure Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379 to connect it to TV.

Step 1: prepare an S-Video cable which is round with 4 or 7 pins. For some old monitor you should prepare a 15-pin VGA cable which will offer better picture quality than the S-Video cable. While for newer HDTVs and laptop computers, DVI Male to Male Cable or DVI to HDMI Adapter Cable can be used to connect their DVI ports.

Step 2: you also need another cable to apply the sound function, like a 3.5mm Mini Plug to RCA Cable Stereo to connect the audio line of your Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379 to your TV.

Step 3: the preparation of correct cable is only a half win. You also need to switch your TV to the correct input and configure your Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379 to re-route its display. You can use special function key in conjunction with the Fn button or right-click the desktop to select Screen Resolution to select laptop display only, TV only, and laptop and TV together. You should also change screen resolution through Control Panel Display settings for your TV to ensure picture quality. Use your TV remote to switch to “External Inputs” from the menu, change the default “Video 1″ to such different selection as HDMI 1 or Video 2.

Make sure that you have connected the physical cable to the TV before turning on the computer or it may fail to recognize external display.

Step 4: some people may ask that if I do not have appropriate cable, can I connect my Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379 to my TV? The answer is definitely yes. There are many ways for wirelessly beaming video. You can just buy a Wireless HDMI sender and receiver kit. In fact, most modern Smart TVs are capable of directly accessing media via DLNA/UPNP.

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