I have a acer 5600U I want to know can I use my tv as a monitor I've used the hdmi cable and I get my desktop onto my tv.but. That's it won't show anything else I can not get to show my pics or moves on my tv just shows my desktop screen
What am I doing wrong or can I not use it as a monitor to do other things with it plz plz help
Hugo, it sounds like it's all working but it's set to extend your Windows Desktop rather than duplicate it. Try this:
Open a program and make sure its window isn't maximised. Grab the title-bar of the window and drag it all the way over to the left and keep going. Does it appear on your TV? If not then drag it to the right instead.
If you want to tweak things then you'll need to let us know your version of Windows.
PS: Because you're actually seeing the Windows Desktop on your TV I don't think you need to fiddle with the TV remote.