Output Question

Hello all

I am trying to watch a video off my laptop but want to show it to my family on our big screen TV…My question is how do I change the output video from my laptop screen to say the HDMI output on the side of my laptop…Where do I go to change this>,any suggesions will be helpful…Thanks in advance

Some laptops have a hot key to change to an ouput, its also possible that it will sense the new connection when you plug it in. After you plug it in you still might have to make some resolution changes as well as refresh rate, you do that by right clicking on the desktop and select properties and advanced options. From there on it depends if you have nvidia or ATI graphics.