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How do I "mirror" my phone,
tablet, laptop or desktop
to a bigger screen (i.e. TV)
using cables/adapters?


First, a major caveat, we are
not a tech company by any
stretch of the imagination.
We DO hope to make your
experience with
as enjoyable for you
as possible.

With THAT in mind, we have
gathered information here
that should be helpful to
you in getting the most
out of your equipment.

Stressing once again,
"mirroring" onto a larger
screen is in no way
"necessary" for enjoying
SeniorShows.Live . . .
We just want you to
be aware of the option!


Mirroring your computer
display (whether it's desktop,
laptop, tablet, or smartphone)
on your TV is a good way
to provide a larger display.

There are different ways to
do this - depending on your
devices and the situation.

The "wired" methods of
mirroring your display
are most reliable.


First, you'll need to determine
which type of inputs your
source (desktop, laptop,
tablet, or smartphone) and
display (TV/Monitor) have.

Here are some examples:

Determine the input types
you're working with by
consulting these pictures,
your device manual(s)
or manufacturer, or
a helpful salesperson at
your local electronics or
computer store.

Then you can find the
right cable or cable/adapter
combination for the job.


You’ll most likely need
a cable that is HDMI
Standard on one end at
least (or perhaps your TV
and computer BOTH lack

They may be older
(or NEWER) models,
OR the HDMI inputs may
just already be in use!

Newer, slimmer laptops
often feature Mini-HDMI,
Micro-HDMI, Display Port,
or Mini Display Port inputs.
Your smartphone probably
has a Micro-HDMI or a
USB port (input).
If you plan to use your
phone, remember to block it
from ringing!

There are cables and adapters
to make almost any
combination of inputs work.
Even for the "Old-School"
S-Video and RCA jacks
type of input on older TV's!
(Mind you, not with as good
quality available).

If you're lucky, you'll have
these HDMI inputs on
your laptop and TV:


and you can pick up a
Standard HDMI cable like this:
and be done!


All you need to do is connect
one end of the cable to
the HDMI Port of your TV
and the other end to the
HDMI port of your computer.

Once the cable is connected,
you can switch between
input modes - "sources" - on
your TV (select the correct
HDMI Port for your computer
input) and you're done!

If you are using an old PC,
you may need to set the
display options on your PC to
"mirror your TV as the
main display" or "functions
as a secondary display".

Assuming you already have
another (original) monitor
connected with your
computer, you should be
able to toggle between
Display 1 / Display 2 /
Duplicate display, etc.


If you do NOT have HDMI
inputs on both devices there
are plenty of cable and
adapter options.

Now that you know what
inputs you need to fit,
you can find the right cable
and/or adapter at your
local electronics or computer
store, or certainly, online.

Here are some ideas for what
you may be looking for:

HDMI to Display Port:

HDMI to Micro-HDMI:

HDMI to Mini-HDMI:

USB to HDMI Adapter:

Even S-Video/RCA to HDMI:

And, of course, there are
countless others.


Once you find the right cable
or adapter, connect it the
same way you would an HDMI
to HDMI cable, except that
with some adapters, you'll
need to install software too.

Again, always consult
manufacturers, sales reps,
and the good old internet
for more details.

Once you get your screen
successfully mirrored,
you're ready to see a
SeniorShows.live show
on the big(ger) screen!

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