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Getting iplayer on a tablet to display on a tv.


bumpkin
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Hi everyone, I don't know if this is possible or not.I can watch iplayer tv progs on my Android tablet OK. What I want to try is to output it to a ty monitor. The idea being that it remains connected via WiFi but can be used on other tvs in the house that do not have computers. I can't find much info on this, is it an unrealistic expectation. What do you think?

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Chronos the 2nd

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Connecting a tablet PC to a TV is very simple. Most of the android tablets being sold have an HDMI output port on them. The connectors are in different sizes, and I don't believe any of the tablets are coming with the HDMI cable included.Go to the page of the manufacturer of your device, and the cable will be listed.

You can only connect a tablet PC to a HD TV that has a HDMI input port. Once you connect the cable between your tablet and the TV, you will need to change the source on the TV to the HDMI input port that you used (most HD TVs have multiple HDMI input ports). Everything you see on your tablet will appear on the TV. You do not need to do anything to the tablet to make the picture show on the TV.

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bumpkin

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Thanks Chronos that is exactly what I expected to be the case but when I connected (new cable) set TV to HDMI I could only get "no video available" message.

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Chronos the 2nd

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Did you rember to change the input soured on the TV? My Nexus 7 was that simple. Plugged HDMI cable in to Nexus and one of the free HDMI ports on my TV changed input source to either HDMI 1 or 2, job done.

Makes a change for things to be so easy as I have been trying to connect decent speakers to my TV but they just will not play the game. Lol.

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bumpkin

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Hi again, I have got this almost working, on this tablet i had to go into settings and enable HDMI autoswitch for some reason, I would have thought that would be the default. Problem I still have is no sound, any ideas on that please anyone.

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bumpkin

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Chronos, ref speakers, have you tried the headphone socket

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Chronos the 2nd

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HDMI carries audio and video so that should not be a problem. I don't have much in the way of settings on the TV but you may well have. Worth a look .

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bumpkin

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Hi again, I have sorted my problems thanks for your help. Have you tried plugging your speakers into the headphone socket on your TV, this worked for me when I had a similar thing.

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bumpkin

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Hi again, I have sorted my problems thanks for your help. Have you tried plugging your speakers into the headphone socket on your TV, this worked for me when I had a similar thing.

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Chronos the 2nd

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bumpkin

Great to here you have sorted your TV/tablet set up.

Thanks for the pointer as I have managed to get my speakers working,it was something quite ridiculous and as simple as a missing cable for output.

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