How to Hook Up Netflix to a Samsung LCD TV
By Keith Patrick
You set up a Netflix on your Samsung LCD TV by connecting the device to a computer through an HDMI connection. This connection allows the LCD TV to act as an external monitor for your computer. The HDMI connection retains the original image and sound quality of the Netflix videos played on your computer. Setup only takes a few minutes.
Installing NetFlix on your television requires a wireless internet connection, television with HDMI inputs, HDMI cable and a computer with an HDMI port. All Samsung televisions include HDMI ports. If your computer does not include a HDMI port, you can still purchase a converter cable to connect to the machine's video output. For instance, MacBook laptops would require a DVI to HDMI converter cable to connect with a television.
Setting Up Connections
Insert the HDMI cable into the HDMI 1 port on the bottom of the LCD Samsung TV. Insert the other end of the cable into the HDMI port on your computer. Wiggle both cable ends with your fingers to make sure they sit securely in the ports.
Turn on your computer. Open a Web browser and navigate to the NetFlix website. Log in to your NetFlix account. Press the "Menu" button on the Samsung TV remote. Select the "Input" option and then choose "Source List." Choose the "HDMI 1" option. Adjust your computer settings to set the TV screen as the computer monitor. Check your computer user guide for more specific instructions on doing this.
The computer screen appears on the television but you will not hear any audio yet.
Click the "Start" button on your computer and then select "Control Panel." Choose "Hardware and Sound" and then select "Manage Audio Devices."
Click the "Digital Output Device HDMI" option. Click the "Set Default" button and select "HDMI." Play audio on your computer and you will hear it through the TV speakers.
Keith Patrick has been writing online since 2008. His articles appear on Patch.com and various other websites. He is currently studying journalism and e-commerce at DePaul University in Chicago.