Windows 10: Cannot connect TV as second display

Discus and support Cannot connect TV as second display in Windows 10 Graphic Cards to solve the problem; I am trying to connect my new Smart TV to my PC as a second Display, mirroring the desktop. I am using the same HDMI cable as I used for the previous... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Graphic Cards' started by clayto, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. clayto Win User

    Cannot connect TV as second display


    I am trying to connect my new Smart TV to my PC as a second Display, mirroring the desktop. I am using the same HDMI cable as I used for the previous TV. In Display Settings only the PCs Display is identified. I have tried restarting with no effect. How do I get the PC to detect the TV?

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    clayto, Mar 25, 2021
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  2. bjoygreen Win User

    Display to TV

    I'm having the same issue on my PC after installing Windows 10. When I had 8.1 installed, my pc recognized my Sony TV as a second display through the HDMI 2 port connecting the two; after installation, the PC acknowledges the TV is an attached device but
    does not see it as a display to which it can connect via the HDMI. Both PC and TV are relatively new. Would welcome hearing from Microsoft the next step given the steps above did not resolve the issue.
     
    bjoygreen, Mar 25, 2021
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  3. Jessen P Win User
    Laptopc can´t connect to TV

    Hi,

    Please reply to the questions mentioned below in order to assist you in a better way.

    • Are you connecting the PC and TV using a HDMI cable?
    • Did you make any changes prior to the issue?

    I suggest you to try the steps below and check if it helps.

    • First you need a video cable for making the physically connection. For better picture quality, you should connect the computer to the TV using standard VGA ports or via the DVI to HDMI cable provided your TV supports these ports.
    • Open the "display settings" in your computer and activate output to the TV screen. You can either mirror content of your computer on the TV or extend the display just like a dual monitor screen.
    • Pick up your TV remote and switch to "External Inputs" from the menu. You will need to change the default "Video 1" to a different selection which may be "HDMI 1" or "Video 2" depending on how you have made the connection.

    Important: Make sure you connect the cable to the TV before turning on the computer as sometimes it may fail to recognize external display.

    You may also need to change the screen resolution of your TV using the Display settings in your Control Panel else the picture may appear distorted.

    Please revert if you face any issues with PC not connecting to TV.
     
    Jessen P, Mar 25, 2021
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  4. Cannot connect TV as second display

    Connecting laptop to tv

    Hi Ro,

    There might be a configuration in your TV that we need to change to resolve this . For better assistance, we would like to gather more information:

    • When you connected the HDMI to the TV, what source/display option did you choose?
    • Have you tried connecting the HDMI cable to a different TV/monitor?
    • Have you tried using a different HDMI cable to connect your computer and TV?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?

    Regards.
     
    Dennis Mop, Mar 25, 2021
    #4
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