How to Connect a PC to HDMI

by Perry Piekarski
Connect a PC to HDMI

Connect a PC to HDMI

When connecting a computer to a high-definition computer monitor or a high-definition television, one option is to run an HDMI cable between the computer and the display. Some individuals may already have an HDMI output on their computers, making the connection quick and easy. Others may have to use a bit more cunning, connecting the PC to the display using a DVI-to-HDMI cable or a DVI-to-HDMI adapter. Generally, the connection is never overly difficult and ultimately depends on the available outputs on the PC.

HDMI-to-HDMI

Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the computer's HDMI output.

Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the display's HDMI input.

Press the "Source" or "Input" button on the display to switch the "Source" or "Input" channel to the corresponding HDMI port to which the PC is connected.

DVI-to-HDMI

Connect the DVI end of the DVI-to-HDMI cable to the computer's DVI output. Connect the DVI-to-HDMI adapter to the PC's DVI output if using a DVI-to-HDMI adapter and plug an HDMI cable into the adapter's HDMI port.

Connect the HDMI end of the DVI-to-HDMI cable to your display's HDMI input.

Press the "Source" or "Input" button on the display to switch the "Source" or "Input" channel to the corresponding HDMI port to which the PC is connected.

Tip

  • check Connecting any PC to a high-definition monitor or television can also be done using a VGA cable, as most contemporary computers and displays have this port available.

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About the Author

Supported by his wit, charm and love for language, Perry Piekarski is a professional writer holding a Bachelor of Arts in professional writing from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Piekarski is the former Executive Editor of Binge Gamer, a full-time sales associate at Best Buy and, whenever he has an extra moment, a freelance writer.

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