Laptop HDMI output to TV


Sep 2, 2009
Hi all,

I'm about to buy a laptop and among other things I want to be able to connect it to a Full HD LCD tv and be able to watch full HD movies on the TV.

I don't know very much about these things and would like to know if this would be possible. The laptop I'm considering is the Dell Studio 1555 with the following specs:

-512 MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 graphics

-HDMI Digital Output

-Blu-Ray Drive

-15.6" Widescreen 1366x768 WLED (I'm slightly worried about the 1366x768 bit. Does this relate to the laptop monitor only or will it compromise output resolution as well?)

-Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.40 Ghz (x2)

-4GB DDR2 Ram

Any info would be hugely appreciated. Many Thanks


Aug 16, 2009
I'm sure if your tv is 1080p, it will display in 1080p. My tv is 720p and it was 720p when I plugged my hdmi cable from my laptop. Only glitch I've noticed was that my tv was zooming ( 1 centimeter was cut from each side ? ) I couldn't see my taskbar neither the bar where I can resize or close the window ...