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Mirroring your PC’s display on your TV is a pretty good hack which is essential in a personal and professional environment. Getting bigger display gives you the ease of access regardless you are watching a movie or giving a presentation. It is actually pretty simple. There are numerous ways to get it done either wired or wireless but how you connect is totally situational.

Here are a few hassle-free ways to get your computer’s screen displayed on the TV with negligible fuss. If you are not using a Smart TV, you may require either additional hardware ranging from a set-top box, a dongle, an App on your TV or a simple HDMI cable. Let’s start with the most basic and widely used techniques.

Using the remote, select 'Screen mirroring' or 'Project' depending on which kind of casting you wish to do. You may need to select 'Apps' first, depending on your TV model. On your computer, go. On the PC you’re projecting to, launch the Connect app by entering “Connect app” in the search box on the taskbar. On the device you’re projecting from, go to the screen mirroring settings (sometimes called cast settings), and select your PC to connect to it. Connect your PC and TV using the HDMI cable. Now get your TV remote and set your TV source to HDMI Wait until the PC is recognized and immediately start mirroring your monitor contents to your TV.This is the simplest way to mirror. However, the cable is a little bit pricey.

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Mirror your Windows 10 Screen on TV:

1. Mirroring using an HDMI Cable

The most basic way to mirror your computer with a TV is using an HDMI Cable. It can be a living room PC connected to your TV for a display instead of a monitor or your laptop which connects randomly to your TV unit for a wider display.

Getting mirroring done using this option is the simplest way to connect. To hookup your TV for display, you need to ensure that your TV unit and the computer is equipped with an HDMI port. You need to have an HDMI cable to bridge the connection between both the devices. An HDMI cable may range between $5 to $50 depending on the quality and length of the cable. All you need to do is connect one end of the cable to the HDMI Port of your TV unit and another end to the HDMI port of your computer. HDMI port is mostly available on Laptop and Desktop PCs. Once you are done, you can switch between input modes and select HDMI Port and you are all done. If you are using an old PC, you may need to set the display options on your PC to mirror your TV as the main display or functions as a secondary display. If you have a monitor connected with your computer, You can toggle between Display 1 / Display 2 / Duplicate display, etc.

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If you don’t have an HDMI port on either of your devices, you need not worry. Generally, super thin laptops or Mini-laptops don’t come with HDMI port or may come with a Mini HDMI Port. There are several accessories available to connect Mini HDMI to HDMI, HDMI to USB, HDMI Adapters and what not, You just need to identify the right cable and mirror your Computer, Laptop, Tablet or smartphone with your TV.

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2. Chromecast Screen Casting

When we explore wireless screen mirroring options between our Windows Laptop and a TV unit, Chromecast Screen Casting seems to be one of the best options. You can always Chromecast from your computer if you have got Google’s smart dongles connected at the back of your TV. If your TV unit is running on the Android platform, it should include casting capabilities. You can share your Chrome tab windows over to the TV Unit from Windows OR MacOS systems. It also works on Chromebooks as well.

Step 1. Open Chrome’s menu -> click on 3 dots on the top right -> choose Cast.

Step 2. Select ‘Chromecast’ from the list and you should be able to see your current browser tab displayed on the TV screen.

On your system, you can switch between other browser tabs or applications however Chromecast will continue displaying the same tab that you will cast on your TV when you initiated the session.

Google Chromecast is better for casting websites and photos on TV unit as you may witness a lag while casting videos, though few video sites like YouTube can directly interface with the Chromecast. If you want to cast through YouTube, You will find a Chromecast button while playing any video. This functionality is similar to your smartphone as the video is fetched directly from the website and not from your system.

Chromecast doesn’t come with plenty of customization options, though you get a volume control available while casting. Whenever you want to end the session, you just need to open the ‘Cast’ option in the menu and select ‘Stop’.

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3. Miracast in Windows 10

Let’s talk about an independent and dedicated Miracast option available with Windows 10.

Essentials

  • Your computer must have a factory-installed licensed version of Microsoft Windows 10 OS pre-installed.
  • Your computer must be able to support the Miracast feature.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi setting should be turned ON and ready to accept Miracast on your TV unit. You may consider referring the user manual of your TV unit to look for settings option on your TV device.

Turning ON the Screen Mirroring Option

As per your TV type, you may follow the steps to enable the Screen Mirroring option.

Android TV

Step 1. Press the ‘HOME’ button on IR remote control provided with the TV.

Step 2. Scroll through the Apps and select ‘Screen Mirroring’ option.

Step 3. Navigate through the on-screen instructions to complete the casting setup.

Other TVs

Step 1. Press the ‘INPUT’ button on the IR remote control provided with the TV.

Step 2. Browse through options and select ‘Screen Mirroring’.

Mirroring the Computer Screen on Your TV

Step 1. Enable computer’s Wi-Fi setting (Using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi toggle button on laptops).

Step 2. Click on the ‘Start’ button -> click on ‘Settings’ from the menu list OR (Press ‘Win + I’).

Step 3. In the ‘Settings’ window, click on ‘Devices’ (Bluetooth, Printers, Mouse) option.

Step 4. In the ‘Devices’ window, select ‘Bluetooth & other Devices’, and click on ‘Add a Device’.

Step 5. Select your TV from available options and the computer screen should reflect on your TV.

If you don’t have inbuilt available options for a Windows 10 wireless connection, you might consider buying a dedicated Miracast dongle to set up a connection. You may buy one from Microsoft for $50, though there are cheaper options available elsewhere however it’s recommended to check the user reviews carefully before buying. This Miracast device can also mirror the screen of your Android devices. A Miracast device’s official range is about 23 feet or 7 meters which should be suitable enough for most of the setups.

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Summing Up

There are other considerable options which you might want to look at while setting up a mirror of your Windows 10 screen. Settings and setup options are almost the same with all these devices.

Roku – Smart Dongle to mirror your Windows 10 screen with your TV with Miracast feature.

AirParrot – AirParrot is an App that enables you to quickly discover and wirelessly beam your screen, videos, audio, presentations to a variety of media receivers on your network.

AirPlay – Device to mirror your Mac’s display up on the big screen. mirroring is considered to be the simplest solution for Apple setups.

Bonus

Screen MirroringScreencastingScreen Sharing
(media streaming)(desktop sharing)
What it doesDisplays a device’s screen onto another screenAllows you to play the content of one device onto otherDisplays wat’s reflected on the primary screen, allows remote viewer(s) to see everything that is done by the first user
ContentShows everything on the screenOnly plays specific contentShows everything on the screen
MultitaskingWhatever happens on the system is shown on the TV unit (Exception while using presenter mode)While casting, the primary device can be used to work on other applicationsShows everything that is shared on the screen to another user (s), Other users are also allowed to make changes, Can be paused by the primary user
InternetNot required as works on built-in WiFi technology to mirrorMay require home WiFi, though can connect using built-in WiFiNeeded for remote locations
Screen viewTwo screens displaying the same contentTwo screens may show different contentTwo or more screens can display the same content
AppsAlmost everything is available on screen mirroring setup pageNot all apps support casting featureAlmost everything can be displayed on screen sharing
Screen timeoutsBoth screen times out at the same timePrimary device’s screen can be blacked out while castingBlackout on primary screen is visible on other devices as well
Local contentSupports local content such as videos, photos, and documentsGenerall, local content is not supportedSupports local content
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Hi. I just bought a LG Smart Tv and I want to play PC games on TV. I have a HDMI cable but it says No signal. The tv does recognize the PC when I plug the cable in it, but it still says no signal.
I tried it on a laptop that has Windows 8 and it worked. On the Pc it says No signal. The PC has Windows 10.
- Windows 10, nvidia gtx 560 ti
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  • Hi.
    When the Win 10 laptop is connected, does the computer recognize that an external display is connected?
    If yes, it may be a matter of manually adjusting the output resolution to find one that's compatible. The graphics card shows a max resolution of 2560x1600, while our TVs are mostly 3,840 x 2,160. The TV will upscale lower resolutions, but it has to be a supported resolution.
    I would also double check that the nvidia drivers are up-to-date, and check the settings in the nvidia experience app to see if anything looks out of place (maybe the nvidia app has it's own control for extending to another screen).
    Another possibility is that the Win 10 computer isn't extending the display by default, you may need to manually tell it whether you want to extend or duplicate the display.
    Another thing to check is the cable you're using. Your graphics card looks like it uses an HDMI mini cable, which I would guess is different than Win 8 PC, which likely uses a normal HDMI. If the cables are different, that may explain why it works on one and not the other. Do you have another 4k TV you can use to test if the Win 10 PC works on that? If it doesn't work on other 4k devices either, you may need to update the cable.
    The last thing I can think of at the moment is to check the inputs on the TV. Depending on the model, the HDMI ports may support different frequencies (HDMI 1 - [email protected], HDMI 2 - [email protected]). If yours have different frequencies, try to adjust the output frequency from the PC to match the input (this should be in the nvidia experience app).
    Let me know if any of that works!
    If all else fails, post back with your TVs model number and I'll do some more research.
    Thanks,
    ~Ryan
  • Hello. First of all, I'm sorry for my bad english. Thank you for your response. Yes, the computer recognizes the TV. I can Share Videos and Pictures, but I can't project the PC Monitor. I'm not very good at PC stuff, so I'm sorry if my informations are not that great: my Nvidia drivers are up to date, and I have checked the frequencies. On the Pc it says - 60hz so I tried it on HDMI 1. Still No Signal.
    I don't have another Smart TV so that I can try with another one.
    I have also tried to Project - Extend or Duplicate manually. Nothing happens on the TV, still no Signal.
    Can you please tell me how to manually adjusting the output resolution?
    Thank you!
  • Hi.
    Yes, let's walk through this together. Luckily, I'm at home, and I happen to own an LG 4k TV (55UJ7700), and my PC is Windows 10 (with an nvidia graphics card), so this should be very similar to what you see.
    Follow along with the steps I do, and post screenshots if things are different on your screen.
    1. Start with both the TV and the Computer turned on.
    2. Connect the HDMI into the TV and the computer.
    The first thing that I notice when the cable is connected to both sides is that the TV pops up a small grey box in the top right, which says 'HDMI 2 now available.'
    3. Switch the TV to the new 'now available' input (for me, HDMI 2).
    The TV doesn't switch automatically for my PC. This threw me off a bit, because when I turn on my gaming system, the TV automatically switches.
    The reason is that the TV and the game console are configured to use HDMI CEC (Simplink), so each can control certain functions of the other. For example, when I turn on the game console, it also turns on the TV and my soundbar. Using my TV remote, I can control the menus on the game console.
    However, our PCs do not have this arrangement with the TV, so we manually switch inputs.
    * For me, I can see my computer screen with perfect resolution at this point.
    4. On your computer's desktop, in an empty space, right-click to open the context menu. From that menu, choose Display Settings.
    It should look like this when it opens (display is in Extend mode):
    5. Be sure to click the TV display so it's highlighted blue (it should be the bigger one). With the TV selected, scroll down a bit to find 'Resolution', then click the drop-down box.
    For me, it is set to 3840 x 2160 because both my computer and my TV support that resolution.
    6. You can try some different values here, but keep in mind, there are several different aspect ratios in the resolution list, so some may look distorted (in which case it may be worth using a slightly smaller resolution, just to get the aspect ratio that doesn't distort the image).
    Post back some screenshots of what you see if this doesn't work.
    Thanks,
    ~Ryan
  • Hi everyone. Sorry to enter in this topic but I have a similar problem. I'm trying too connect my pc to my lg 4k smart tv. But my pc doesn't have a hdmi slot. So I bought an hdmi-vga cable to connect the PC and the TV. But it seems that my pc doesn't detect the TV. I take all the steps that you described in the last post but in the display settings it doesn't look like the image you show. Can you help me with this problem???
  • Same issue here, was driving me crazy. I tried all of the above to no avail. In the end, on a whim, I changed to a new HDMI cord and it worked fine going into the HDMI3 input. Perhaps the communication between devices is very sensitive to a good signal? Imagine how happy I was when it finally worked!

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