Outputting the display is very simple, it all is just a matter of personal preference when choosing which route to go. In most cases you can just plug and play. The following information is for troubleshooting, and general education.
Connecting FanDraft to your TV:
First, you’ll need to physically connect your PC to your TV. Check for video and audio outputs. The quality of the resolution is based on the connection type you choose (on the bottom of this page is a listing of each). Click here for a short instructional video.
Stream/Mirror your Mac or PC’s screen to your Apple TV, wirelessly.
If you are running the Mac version of FanDraft, are using the Mountain Lion OSX or newer, and have an Apple TV, you can actually send what’s on your Mac screen to an HDTV wirelessly with Apple TV. To learn more about this click here. There is a great video on how to set this up here.
Mac or PC
With AirParrot, send your computer screen to your TV screen without any extra wires. Present to groups, watch movies or play games. AirParrot puts you in charge of the big screen. >> Click here to learn more.
Connecting a laptop to a multimedia projector:
• Connect the projector cable to the laptop cable, then turn them both systems on.
• The projector should automatically display what is on your computer screen.
• You can switch between Laptop only, Projector only or Projector and Laptop modes. To do this hold down the FN (function) key and press F4 (some laptops this is F10. Look for the proper icon).
Tips & Troubleshooting
To configure your PC for TV output, do the following:
• Right-click on a blank part of your desktop and select Properties.
• Select the Settings tab. If your TV is properly connected as a second monitor, Windows will recognize this and show two monitor icons, numbered 1 and 2.
• Change the Screen resolution by moving the slider all the way to the left.
• Click Apply.
Enabling External Monitor
Press the Function (FN) key and your computer’s corresponding F-number key — the external monitor key. (This may be FN+F2, F3, F4, F5, F6 or F7; the combination will depend on your computer.)
Common Connector Types
Once you have identified the appropriate input/output option, you may need to go to your local electronics store to buy a cable to connect your computer to your TV. Use this handy shopping list to help you choose the right one.
|HDMI||This option has now become more prevalent, and is by far the best option.
Commonly found on HD devices, but not frequently available as inputs in older model PCs.
100% Digital connection. HDTV compatible.
|DVI||D-shaped connector with one flat pin and three rows of round pins (may vary depending on type of DVI connector). Commonly found on flat-panel, digital TVs. DVI connectors transfer video signals in pure digital form, which is especially beneficial if you’re using a plasma, LCD, or DLP TV||Great|
|SVGA/VGA||D-shaped, 15-pin, video connector. High quality video||Good|
|Component||Three-pronged connector color-coded red, green and blue. Good video quality.||Average|
Changing your resolution
Open up your PC’s “Control Panel” Start > Settings > Control Panel Double click the “Display” icon. Select the “Settings tab”, and then you will see the area to control and “Apply” the new resolution.
As technology continues to quickly develop, there are now numerous ways you can easily output your display to various resources. Below are some useful 3rd party links that may be of use to you.