As If By Magic

Hi! Just wanted to let you all know I hooked my iPad up to my TV. I am not a techie. I impress myself easily when something like this actually works. Many of you won’t think much of this, but I think it is cool.

Here we go! Step by step.

As we talked about before, I bought a connector to go in the iPad. It connects where the power cord connects. This is the expensive piece. It was $50. Hook that up.

Click here to go back to the page where I describe the connector & cable.

The cable hooks into the iPad connector. The end looks like a USB connector only larger. There is the same kind of hardware on both ends of the cable. What you want to have purchased is an HDMI cable. They come in different lengths. I got one that is 12 feet.

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Difference between USB port (left) and HDMI port (right)

Get behind your TV and look for what looks like a larger USB port. Some TV models have them on the left hand side. Some are on the back. That is your HDMI port. There are probably two or more. Notice the number of the port that you are plugged into.

Somewhere on your TV is a menu button. In my TV it is on the left hand side. The TV we use at the office for PowerPoint presentations has a menu button on the front. After you locate your menu button, set it to the same number as the HDMI port you are hooked in to. It will say HDMI 1, 2 etc on your TV screen.

Turn everything on and what is on your iPad should now be on the TV screen. Voila! Magic! What is on your TV screen is – depending on how big your TV is – several times larger than what is on the iPad screen. Ergo, it should be several times easier to see. Easier to see is a good thing.

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Here’s the difference between my iPad mini screen & my TV.

 

 

 

Thus endeth the lesson.

Next: IT’S A SMALL WORLD

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