It only requires one lead too, as HDMI handles both video and audio.To connect a laptop to a TV using a HDMI cable, all you need to do is plug the cable into your laptop and then one of your HDMI ports on your TV.The first thing you will need to do is toggle the Display drop down to ensure that your TV is selected, next you need to ensure that the Resolution drop down box matches the settings that are correct for your TV. If you can't or don't want to have a wire between your laptop and TV, another option is to go wireless.There are various options here depending on your laptop's capabilities since a few laptops have a built-in wireless system called Wi Di (Intel Wireless Display) which works with a compatible receiver such as Netgear's Push2TV.The VGA port is labeled as PC IN on the image below.If your laptop has no video output, you can connect your laptop to your TV via an adapter which plugs into your laptop's USB port and provides a VGA output. Connecting a laptop to a TV via a HDMI cable is the best and easiest way, as cables are cheap and provide the best quality HD picture and sound.A different way to approach the problem is to use a dedicated media streamer such as Western Digital's WDTV, Google's Chromecast, Roku's Streaming Stick, or even Apple's TV.
These aren't generally cheap, though, and most wireless video systems have a hit on video quality and can also introduce a mismatch between video and audio.(We've highlighted the HDMI port in red below.) Another popular way to connect a laptop to a TV is via a VGA cable and a 3.5mm audio lead (which connects to your laptop's headphone port) - one cable each for video and sound.Only use this method if one or both of your devices doesn't have an HDMI port.You don't have to spend a small fortune to get all the features of the latest smart TVs.
One cheap and easy way to get the internet on your TV is to connect it to your laptop.However, if you're experiencing difficulties go to Control Panel Strictly speaking, a USB to USB connection from a laptop to a TV shouldn't work.