Have you ever encountered the problem that you just open a video on your Philips 22PFL5557/V7, the screen of which is really small and you want to see it on a large screen? You must know that in some cases, you can connect your computer to a TV. But do you know how to do this? In this article, we will tell you how to connect your Philips 22PFL5557/V7 to a TV.
Step1: go to your user manual to find out what kind of output ports your Philips 22PFL5557/V7 has or you can just check it on each side or back of your computer to find them out: S-Video, VGA, DVI or HDMI port? If your Philips 22PFL5557/V7 is equipped with all these three ports, than HDMI connection is your best choice in terms of sound and video quality.
Step 2: before the purchase of cables, you should ensure that the one you will purchase is long enough to be connected to your TV.
Step 3: connect one end of the cable to your Philips 22PFL5557/V7 and turn off your HDTV and connect the other end to the HDTV, make sure that the port you connect is correct.
Step 4: turn on your TV and choose a correct input channel, DVI, RGB/PC/VGA or HDMI. If you do these properly, then you will see screen signals that your Philips 22PFL5557/V7 is correctly connected or go to the next step.
Step 5: go to “Start”, then “Control Panel”, then “Display”, then “Change display settings”, select the display and then click “OK”.
In fact, some TVs may have USB port which can be used to connect to your Philips 22PFL5557/V7. In such case you can use your USB cord to connect your laptop to your TV. The procedures are much the same as that of connecting your computer to your TV through HDMI port. Check your computer too ensure that there us indication of “New Hardware Detected” which means your USB cable has been recognized. Use your owner’s manual as a helper to find the analog channel recommended for viewing a computer screen in your television.