How can I connect my Windows 8.1 Tablet to my television? There are many ways to answer that question. The answers to those question also depend on what capabilities or hardware outputs that your tablet running Windows 8.1 may have.
If you have a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet then you can use the HDMI interface adapter cable that is designed for use with it. The cable is in reality a Mini-Display to HDMI output adapter that can actually be used for other types of electronics. This means that you can pick this cable up at local computer or electronic stores such as Microcenter or Fry’s Electronics.
If you have a Dell Venue Pro running Windows 8.1 then you will have to follow another route. This particular tablet only have one micro USB socket that you can work with. That means you have to get an OTG cable to convert the mini-USB to a normal sized USB socket. Then you will have to get a USB to HDMI adapter such as the one offered by Nexxtech. Some of the other adapters are knock-offs that will only give you headache. However, this adapter will allow you to send sound and video through an HDMI cable. That means you can see whatever is on your tablet’s screen on any HDMI television or PC monitor.
For all purposes intended, this method should work on just about any tablet running Windows 8.1 Pro. For example, you would be able to use this on a Dell Latitude 10 running Windows 8.1. The only difference is that you would not need the OTG cable to convert the micro USB slot to a normal sized USB port. This is because the Dell Latitude 10 already has one USB 2.0 port available.
The only problem with the above method is that when you use the USB to HDMI adapter you won’t be able to charge your tablet. You can only use the micro USB slot for either one or the other. This shouldn’t pose a problem even if you are trying to watch a movie since a full charge on a Dell Venue Pro can outlast just about any movie available.