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Old 04-06-2015, 11:00 AM
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Default Connecting PC to large flatscreen (55 " )

If I connect my laptop to my non smart Samsung 55 ' television.....HDMI to HDMI

will I be able to view the Xfinity, Amazon Prime and Netfilx that are resident on my PC?
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:04 AM
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yes and on your samsung remote look for the input button....then you need to pick the correct feed....i dont use use hdmi i use the rgb feed
Old 04-06-2015, 11:29 AM
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On your laptop look for a function key across the top for viewing on an external monitor. This key allows you to show the laptop screen on the laptop only; OR on the TV screen only; OR BOTH the laptop and the TV. I have also done so with a video cable and an audio cable.
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I second what Fantasy said. Most of the time the pc will automatically detect the tv, and you just have to select the right input on the tv.
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:42 PM
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Anybody dabbled with Intel's WiDi (or equivalent) technology? Allows you to display your WiDi enabled PC (desktop or laptop) on your WiDi enabled TV wirelessly. If your TV has an HDMI port, your HDTV can be made WiDi capable with a relatively cheap adapter. If your PC is not WiDi enabled, I'm not sure if there is a way to enable adapter of some sort or something similar. I'm getting a new PC very soon which will be WiDi enabled. I'm going to be trying it soon thereafter. I'll let you know how it goes. (Geek??)

I'm envisioning myself sitting on my recliner with just a wireless keyboard/mouse on my lap desk, with full access to everything my desktop PC can do on my HDTV. The desktop will still be sitting by my desk in the adjacent room hard-wired to a standard monitor for when I want to use it in a more typical manner. Very cool...IF it works.
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