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connecting my laptop via HDMI cable

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connecting my laptop via HDMI cable

The comcast tech left a hdmi cable attached and said that all I had to do was attach to my laptop. to watch netflex. I connected the cable to my laptop. but nothing happens. need help?

Bronze Problem Solver

Re: connecting my laptop via HDMI cable

HDMI cable is for Video and audio.   Netflix is internet streaming you need to connect the laptop either wirelessly or to the router with an ethernet cable.

 

You won't get netflix on an HDMI cable

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how can i connect my laptop to my tv

I am trying to connect my laptop to my tv so I can watch Netflex movies.

Gold Problem Solver

Re: how can i connect my laptop to my tv


bca13 wrote:

I am trying to connect my laptop to my tv so I can watch Netflex movies.


Check your laptop to see if you have an HDMI, Display Port, DVI or VGA output....

You may need some an adaptor cable depending on your laptop...

I have a server conencted to my TV but I have the corerect video card to do this with...

 

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Re: connecting my laptop via HDMI cable

Hi bca13,

 

As kheffington said, Netflix is a service you can stream over the Internet. By using your laptop, the service would come in on the laptop only. 

 

What the HDMI connection to the TV allows you to do is use your TV screen as a Duplicate Image of your laptop, an Extended screen, or as your Main screen. 

 

The picture and audio you get from the laptop can then be transferred to the TV so that you can watch/listen to it there instead of your laptop. 

Valued Contributor

Re: connecting my laptop via HDMI cable

Did you use the TV remote to change the input selected?

Is the laptop turned on?

Silver Problem Solver

Re: connecting my laptop via HDMI cable

I'll ask this way. Have you ever watched Netflix on your laptop?

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Re: connecting my laptop via HDMI cable

ever used roku?

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