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How To Watch The C8 Reveal On Your TV Using A Windows Laptop

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  • How To Watch The C8 Reveal On Your TV Using A Windows Laptop

    Thanks QUINTEN for creating this thread for the entire Corvette Community!!! Great job.

    We will save this thread in our Announcements section through Thursday night!


    Originally posted by Quinten
    How to watch the C8 reveal on your TV using a Windows Laptop
    I saw someone ask about this in a different thread, so for those of you who would like to watch the long-awaited reveal of the C8 Corvette on your TV, here are instructions and solutions to issues you may encounter. I am unsure if this will work with an Apple laptop or Chromebook, but it will work with any laptop that uses Windows.

    Materials needed:
    TV
    Laptop
    HDMI cable

    Step 1: Connect the HDMI cable to your laptop and open your laptop

    Step 2: Connect the other end of the cable to your TV, using an HDMI port located in the back of the TV or on the side.

    Step 3: Using your TV remote or the Input button on the TV, change the input channel to the name of the HDMI port which you plugged the cord into. If you are unsure of which HDMI port you plugged it into, make sure that the screen of your laptop is on and flip input channels until the laptop screen is displayed on you TV.

    Step 4: Your laptop screen should now be displayed on your TV screen. You can click the following link to open the Chevy Pressroom website, where the reveal will be streaming live: https://media.chevrolet.com/nextgenCorvette The day of the reveal, there broadcast should appear on the website in the same way that the other videos appear. In order to make the broadcast full-screen, click the square icon in the bottom right corner of the box in which the broadcast is displayed.

    Troubleshooting
    If your laptop screen is blurry or not full-screen on your TV, go to the settings on your computer and find the section that includes "Display"(on Windows 10, this should be under the System section of the settings). After selection that section, You should see a sub-section titled Resolution with a drop-down menu. Select the option with the largest numbers(such as 1920x1080) and check the image displayed on your TV screen. If it is still blurry, try other resolutions options until you find one that works.

    Step 5 (optional): If you would like to keep your laptop screen off during the live stream, you can click both the Windows key and and P key at the same time. This will bring up a menu on your screen with multiple display options. There should be an option called "Second screen only". Click on it to disable your laptop screen. Note that your laptop's mouse/touchpad and keyboard will still work while the laptop screen is off. You can re-activate your laptop screen by pressing the Windows key and P key again and selecting the "Duplicate" option.

    Troubleshooting
    If the letters and/or icons on your laptop screen are too small when displayed only on your TV, use the instructions in step 5 to re-activate your laptop screen. Now go into the display settings mentioned in the previous troubleshooting steps and find the sub-section titled "Scale and Layout". In the drop-down menu of this section, select an option higher than the default option(I'm using 175%). Now press the Windows key and P key at the same time, then select the "Second screen only" option again. The letters and icons displayed on your TV screen should now be larger.

    IMPORTANT THINGS

    IN ORDER TO RESTORE YOUR LAPTOP'S DISPLAY SETTINGS AFTER WATCHING THE REVEAL, YOU MUST GO BACK TO THE SETTING MENUS I HAVE MENTIONED AND REVERT ANYTHING YOU CHANGED TO ITS DEFAULT OPTION.

    YOUR LAPTOP WILL STILL BE USING ITS OWN POWER DURING THIS, SO YOU MIGHT WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS EITHER FULLY CHARGED OR CHARGING WHEN USING IT TO STREAM THE REVEAL.
    Last edited by John; 07-15-2019, 10:33 PM.
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  • #2
    Thanks QUEITEN, I didn't even think about watching this on TV and sure didn't have a clue what to do . THANKS !
    A thought if I might ...

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    • #3
      Supposedly we have smart tv s...yet as an owner...lol i could try these suggestions...

      thanks for posting up.
      Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 2LT or 1LT depending on when i get the call..Ill flip a coin at that moment..same for E60

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      • #4
        If you have a Smart TV you might be able to Chromcast from your chrome browser from your computer to tv with no wires. Android TV and some Sony, Vizo and Samsung Smart TVs might have Chromecast built-in. Or if you have a Chromcast dongle you can cast your browser or tab right to your tv.
        Last edited by Sparro; 07-16-2019, 10:20 AM.
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        • #5
          And for us Mac guys use Apple TV to display your screen or plug in hdmi cable too. Rather pain free
          2017 TR GS 2LT

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          • #6
            Most of us have smart TVs but as a DUMB user, lol. I will try this way, Thank You Quinten. Now I can crank it up.

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            • #7
              You can Bluetooth it too if your tv is Bluetooth ready.
              There is a madness to my method!

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              • #8
                Thanks Quinten, I've never bothered doing this sort of thing before since my desktop 'puter has a reasonably large screen, but maybe I'll try the laptop & TV for this event. Although I'm tempted to capture the live stream as it happens and that would more reliable on the desktop. Hmm, decisions decisions.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JB View Post
                  Supposedly we have smart tv s...yet as an owner...lol i could try these suggestions...

                  thanks for posting up.
                  For Smart TV’s just open internet on your TV. SCROLL around until you see Internet then simply click on that and type the media address just as you would on your phone, tablet or PC. It will display the site and even has the count down clock running. Scroll down till you see the official website and you’re done. Watch it on your TV. You can even practice doing it or save as a bookmark that takes you straight to it without having to input the url.

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                  • #10
                    My 40” dumb TV is jealous. However, what my iPad Pro just found is looking good.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by John View Post
                      My 40” dumb TV is jealous.
                      Tell it not to be jealous. At least it is not reporting your viewing habits back to the manufacturer for packaging and sale to third parties. One more form of user tracking I'm glad to avoid.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by GMH28277 View Post

                        For Smart TV’s just open internet on your TV. SCROLL around until you see Internet then simply click on that and type the media address just as you would on your phone, tablet or PC. It will display the site and even has the count down clock running. Scroll down till you see the official website and you’re done. Watch it on your TV. You can even practice doing it or save as a bookmark that takes you straight to it without having to input the url.
                        Thanks for the info, watching the reveal on a 75” screen will sure beat my little i-pad.

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                        • #13
                          For those whose TV has integral surround sound, or is hooked up to separate great speakers, there is going to be one element of the very initial part of the reveal that would be terrific on such a system, i.e., the music’ loudness during the beginning part of it will be better enjoyed with such equipment.
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                          Last edited by John; 07-16-2019, 11:14 PM.
                          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover and 5JR vis CF mirror caps.

                          Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Don Jorgenson View Post

                            Thanks for the info, watching the reveal on a 75” screen will sure beat my little i-pad.
                            My thoughts exactly. Enjoy sir

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by John View Post
                              For those whose TV has integral surround sound, or is hooked up to separate great speakers, there is going to be one element of the very initial part of the reveal that would be terrific on such a system, i.e., the music’ loudness during the beginning part of it will be better enjoyed with such equipment.
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                              I can do that, thanks for the heads up.
                              There is a madness to my method!

                              2015 Z06 Torch/adrenaline
                              2001 coupe Torch/oak R8C
                              79 coupe Silver/oyster
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