How to Connect a Samsung Galaxy Tab to a Large Screen TV - dummies

How to Connect a Samsung Galaxy Tab to a Large Screen TV

By Dan Gookin

Tired of that boring 10.1-inch screen on the Galaxy Tab? How large a screen do you want to have? The answer depends on how large of a television set is available. As long as the TV has an HDMI input, you can connect your Galaxy Tab to see the Big Picture.

To make the HDMI connection, you need the Multimedia Dock or HDMI dongle. Yep: The Tab doesn’t do HDMI straight out of the box. The friendly folks at the Phone Store would be happy to sell you the proper HDMI equipment.

When you have that HDMI connection, plus an HDMI cable, you can hook up the Tab to an HDMI computer monitor or TV set. Simply plug the thing in. Both sound and video can be transferred from the Tab to the monitor (providing that the monitor is equipped with speakers).

Respond to the HDMI notification or pop-up and choose what information the external monitor should display and how you want it displayed. Choose the mirror option so that information displayed on the Tab is echoed on the HDMI screen. Then you can watch a movie or slide show and not have a crowd of people pressing against you. Welcome to the Big Screen.

Play Angry Birds on a 52-inch plasma TV. It’s awesome.