One popular design feature with laptop computers is the ability to route the video signal to an external monitor, which is often a flat panel TV such as those manufactured by Toshiba. Though the specific audio and video input types available on TVs will vary by model, primarily whether it is a newer or older model, Toshiba's current (as of October, 2010) lines of LCD and LED TVs all feature a PC input, with an accompanying audio input to convey the sound as well. Making this connection can be done with the proper cable, provided your TV does offer this input.
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Things you need
- 3.5mm mini stereo audio cable
- VGA or HDMI cable, with adaptors when necessary (for video)
Connect one end of the 3.5mm single-prong audio cable to the PC/HDMI audio in jack on the rear of the Toshiba flat panel TV. This input will be grouped in with the other input/output ports and will be labelled for clarity.
Connect the other end of the cable to the line out/headphone jack on your laptop. Using this method, the audio signal will be routed to the TV just as it would to a pair of headphones or speakers.
Connect a VGA or HDMI cable from the laptop to the PC input on the Toshiba TV to route the video signal as well, to watch movies or other content from the laptop from sources such as DVDs or streaming Internet video. An adaptor may be necessary if your laptop features a different type of video output port.
Press the "Input" button on the TV's remote control to select the PC input and access the audio and video from your laptop.
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