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What is the "digital output" for on my hd tv? it has a square cap and when I pull the cap off, it seems like all thats in the is a red light. what is it for? Side note- Im trying to hook my older hp pavillion model laptop up to my insignia hdtv so I can what whatever is on my laptop screen, on the tv screen AND also tranfer the sound to the t.v. as well.

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    Scott Angelone Oct 13, 2013

    someone please tell me what this stupid "digital output" on my t.v. does???

  • Scott Angelone
    Scott Angelone Oct 13, 2013

    it has a square cap and it looks like there's just a red light in there. it doesnt really look like a hook-up of any kind...

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I believe it is for Sony Devices Digital Output. You should be able to hook up your TV via High Def or using a Monitor cable. Your laptop should recognize this as a second monitor and you can choose to mirror or extend your display in control panel. You can also select your default audio output as the TV while its attached. Hope that helps.

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