HDMI to TV
HDMI to TV
This is by far the simplest way to use the Raspberry Pi.
- Raspberry Pi (Model A or Model B)
- SD-Card with NOOBS or pre-loaded with an OS (http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads)
- Power supply (Micro USB power supply 5V @700mA or more)
Equipment for setup
- A TV (or screen) which has a HDMI input connection available – Note: if you have a laptop with a HDMI port, this will be HDMI out only, DO NOT attempt to connect to this.
- HDMI Cable (version 1.3a or above is recommended, but will work with any HDMI cable, features of 1.4 and above aren’t supported)
- Keyboard (and Mouse) – remember the Model A Raspberry Pi only has a single USB port
- Network Cable and home network/router (to provide internet access)
- Powered USB hub (helpful if you wish to connect power hungry USB devices or you need extra USB ports)
- Connect all your peripherals (keyboard / mouse)
- Insert your SD-Card pre-loaded with an operating system or with NOOBS
- Connect to your digital TV using a HDMI cable
- Connect power (via micro USB power supply)
- Simple quick setup
- Works directly out of the box
- Digital audio is provided as part of the HDMI connection
- High resolution display (up to 1080p)
- Requires a suitable screen to be available (can be a problem if only screen available is the main family TV)
- Not portable – even with a portable screen (RaspiTV produce a 7-inch portable screen) you still need keyboard and mouse (and power for everything).