There are three ways to connect your PC or Mac to your Samsung TV for monitor functionality: monitor cable, HDMI to HDMI or HDMI to VGA/DVI/Displayport. Please note, in the PC's operating system, you will need to set the display settings to either clone or extended view and set the PC’s resolution to match that of the maximum resolution of the TV in order to view your PC's desktop on the TV.
Although all of these connections are easy to hook up, the PC monitor cable is the most common. To connect it this way, just use a standard PC monitor cable to connect from the monitor out of your PC to the PC input on the TV. Some adjustments to the PC's resolution is required.
If your PC offer HDMI out, I would highly suggest using this connection, since it is a basic plug-n-play connection (meaning almost no adjustment is needed on the TV or PC).
HDMI to VGA/DVI/Displayport is almost the same as straight HDMI, but in this case, you will want to connect the DVI end of the cable to the PC (if available) and the HDMI into the TV. This is also considered a plug-n-play connection.
Unless otherwise specified by your PC manufacturer, you will need to connect the PC's audio to the TV with a separate cable (3.5mm jack cable from the PC’s audio output to the TV’s DVI/HDMI Audio input), since most PCs do not support audio over HDMI, VGA or DVI.
Additionally, the Samsung TVs do not offer wireless or networked monitor capabilities.
For saved media streaming, the TV offers AllShare. AllShare allows you to stream saved content from a DLNA device like a PC or Cell Phone directly to the TV.
For more information on how to share content between your TV and PC, using PC Share Manager/AllShare and how to download/configure this feature, please navigate to the links below:
Download PC Share Manager (2010 and earlier):
Download and Install AllShare (2011 and later):http://www.samsung.com/us/support/s...
Additionally, when using Windows 7, Windows Media Player can be used to stream content to the AllShare Samsung TVs.
For more information on streaming using Windows Media Player and Windows Media Library, please navigate to the link below:http://www.samsung.com/us/support/s...
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