Alienware HDMI out to Samsung TV

Hi all,
my problem is when i have my HDMI connected into my laptop and TV from start-up i get no screen projected to my TV. I have to unplug the HDMI from my laptop and plug the HDMI back in to get the screen to appear on my TV. This is a lot of wear on my HDMI port and was wondering if there is an easier way of settiing this option up ???