Windows 10: Turning on TV causes auto-switch of display output

Discus and support Turning on TV causes auto-switch of display output in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I have a laptop with Windows 10. I normally use the laptop screen, but I keep HDMI cable always connected to my TV since I often output movies to TV.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by KaJenius, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. KaJenius Win User

    Turning on TV causes auto-switch of display output


    I have a laptop with Windows 10. I normally use the laptop screen, but I keep HDMI cable always connected to my TV since I often output movies to TV. The problem I have is that whenever I turn on TV while I am using the computer, my laptop automatically switches display output to TV. How can I prevent it from automatically switching it to TV? Searched through all the settings but cant seem to find it.

    :)
     
    KaJenius, Jan 11, 2019
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  2. connecting my pc to my tv

    Hi Christine,

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

    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.

    Hope it helps. Get back to us for further queries. We are happy to help!
     
    Joy Kemprai, Jan 11, 2019
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  3. Arul_D Win User
    output monitor to TV

    Hi John,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Community.

    If you can't see Windows on your TV, you might need to reconnect the computer to your monitor and adjust the screen resolution before you connect to your TV. If your computer doesn't support the type of video connection you need,
    then you might be able to install a new video card that has the right connection.

    After you have the right cable, follow these steps to connect your computer to your TV:

    a) Turn off your computer and position it within easy reach of your TV. Disconnect the monitor, but leave the mouse and keyboard connected.

    b) Connect the appropriate video cable from your computer's output to your TV.

    c) Turn on your TV and set it to the input that matches the output on your computer. You might need to refer to the user's guide included with your TV for instructions on how to do this.

    d) Turn on your computer.

    You should see Windows displayed on your TV. If the screen looks stretched, or part of the screen seems cut off, you probably need to adjust the screen resolution in Windows. For more information, see
    Getting the best display on your monitor.

    Hope it helps. Feel free to contact us for any further issue on Windows Operating System. We will be happy to help you.
     
    Arul_D, Jan 11, 2019
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  4. Jessen P Win User

    Turning on TV causes auto-switch of display output

    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, Jan 11, 2019
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