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How can i get my laptop to play through the tv? I have all the connections done correctly.

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You need the setting software like Multi Screen Solution or others. Depends on what laptop you are using.

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Most laptops have function hotkeys to "toggle" between on screen internal lcd and external monitor or s-video. My laptop it is the
FN + F5 keys or on my taskbar is the Intel Video Icon to select then when the manager comes up, select multiple monitor, apply, OK

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