Step 1: It is important to locate the HDMI socket on your TV prior to attempting installation. Newer models of TVs have regular HDMI ports and hence it is easier for the end user to locate one. Otherwise you may need to use the 15 pin VGA or a 29 pin DVI and use a HDMI adaptor, depending on the specifications of your TV at the time of purchase.
Step 2: If your computer has a single HDMI jack, you can simply connect the cable to the computer and eventually to the TV. However, if your computer is not equipped with an HDMI port, you may want to invest in a new video card. This will not only enhance the overall graphics of your computer when displayed on your TV, but it will also allow you to connect the HDMI cable with ease.
Step 3: Once you make all the connections, boot your PC and configure the settings as directed by the operating system. If you face any issues, refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer. It should be noted that the configuration for the HDMI cable might be different for different operating systems. For instance, to access the settings from windows, you will have to navigate to ‘Control Panel’. In case of a Macintosh, you will need to navigate to the ‘System Preferences’ tab on upper left hand side of your desktop. You need to navigate to ‘System Settings’ if you use Linux.