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QUESTION: Dear Prof Cleggsan

Can we use Television Set speakers instead of Inbuilt Laptop Built in Speaker/s when i run application programs on my Laptop ?.

Case : Inbuilt speakers of Laptop are not working.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

ANSWER: Check the detailed specification listings for the laptop and tv.  The laptop must have an audio output of one kind or another.  In expensive laptops sometimes have NO audio output accessible by the user.  The output format of the laptop must be compatible with the audio input on your tv.

The laptop can be aided with audio adapter in many cases to provide through the adapter the audio feed for the tv - such as analog rca jacks.

Newer products, now days of recent vintage have HDMI which may work with just hooking the cable from the pc to the tv.

Hope this helps.

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QUESTION: Dear Prof Cleggsan


Is it also possible to use the Television speakers instead of interface with a Wired Cable between laptop and Television set for running application programs on laptop ?.

i.e. No physical interface cable between Laptop and Television set.

I.e Using wireless Technology viz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth.

Thanks & regards
Prashant S Akerkar

If you could turn your laptop into a wi-fi hotspot and the tv is a smart tv with wi-fi built in you could likely do as you are proposing.

The laptop must suport wi-fi out and the tv must have wi-fi pickup capability.

Does that help?

Good Luck.  

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