Connecting Your Laptop using the HDMI Cable
- If the TV is not on, turn it on using its power button, labelled Power, along the left side of the TV, or using the VIZIO TV remote.
- Make sure that the TV is on the HDMI1 input. Use the Input button on the left side of the TV to cycle through the source list until you hit HDMI1, or use the Input button on the VIZIO remote, then leave that input selected, and a few seconds later the TV will switch to HDMI1.
- Boot up your laptop COMPLETELY before connecting the HDMI cable hanging from the TV. Then plug in the cable.
- If your computer requires you to use an adapter to project, first plug the cable into your adapter, then plug the adapter into your computer.
- On Windows computers, press and hold the Windows key and P key. Select the Duplicate to send the image to the projector.
- On a Mac, click the Apple icon > System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement > Mirror Displays.
- On Windows computers, right-click the Speaker icon in your taskbar and select Playback devices from the popup menu. In the window that pops up, if there isn't a check under the HDMI input, right-click on it, then select Set as Default Device.
- On a Mac, click the Apple icon > System Preferences > Sound > Output tab > Select the HDMI input.
Leaving the TV running for extended periods while it's not in use significantly shortens the life of the TV. To turn off the TV, use its power button, labelled Power, along the left side of the TV.
For help with classroom technology, please email Media Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (262) 551-5950.
Reviewed/Approved 01/12/2017 by Media Services