01-07-2011 11:38 PM
There is a port on the left side of the w500 that is next to the video monitor connector. It looks like an HDMI port but is square on one side. So I do not think it is hdmi. What is that port called and what is it for?
I want to hook up the computer to a tv for the kids to watch netflix.
01-08-2011 12:42 AM
It's a DisplayPort (that's its name) It's like an HDMI port but it's different
All you need to plug your tv is a cable DisplayPort to HDMI and it's all good. You normally won't have sound because the port is for video only. You will need to plug a cable from your audio out to your tv.
You can also check there for some tips : http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/No-audio-from-TV-when-connected-to-a-laptop...