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August 29, 2013 7:26:01 AM

I have an LG smart TV and I've worked out how to stream videos and files stored on my computer to the tv, but I can't work out how to simply make the tv a monitor for my laptop. I know smart TV has internet but the streaming never works for some reason.

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August 29, 2013 6:26:55 PM
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Once connected (VGA or HDMI) you need to output your laptop screen. This is usually done with the Function keys (on Dell laptops it's "Function key and F8 key together). Check your laptop manual on how to do that for your model.

The other option is to right-click your desktop (assuming Windows 7) and go to 'Personalize' > 'Display' > 'Connect to a Projector'. Make sure you select 'DUPLICATE'. Selecting 'Projector Only' may make it difficult to return back to normal if your TV does not display the image ;) 
December 4, 2013 8:43:59 AM

Cuddles_United said:
I have an LG smart TV and I've worked out how to stream videos and files stored on my computer to the tv, but I can't work out how to simply make the tv a monitor for my laptop. I know smart TV has internet but the streaming never works for some reason.


Can you share hpu you managed to to stream the content from your lap top to the LG smart TV? That's exactly what I am trying to do.

FYI: making the TV your laptop monitor is fairly easy. Depending on which lap top you use (Mac Or PC) you will probably need and Micro Display Port to HDMI (mac) or a USB 2.0 to DVI/VGA/HDMI graphic converter (PC). This is, assuming your laptop does not have an HDMI port: http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-to-DVI-VGA-HDMI-Multi-Display-Dual-Monitor-Graphics-Converter-Adapter-/360704051901?pt=US_Monitor_Power_Supplies&hash=item53fba30abd

Plug in the adapter to a USB port and connect your HDMI cable to the adapter and the TV. Then all you need to do is change your channel input source in your TV Input Setting list. It's just like connecting game console where you just need to change the source of your video signal.
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