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    Default How to hook up blu ray player to laptop via hdmi

    I'm planning to order a dv8t without the blu ray option since it is 200 dollars and I'd rather use the 200 dollars to buy an external sony blu ray player. Will I be able to hook up the external blu ray player via HDMI to my dv8t and play blu rays on the screen? Even though it won't have the optical blu ray drive or drivers. If someone can please clarify, that would be great. Thanks.
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    Default Re: How to hook up blu ray player to laptop via hdmi

    Typically you'd hook up a notebook via USB.

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    Default Re: How to hook up blu ray player to laptop via hdmi

    Um, the HDMI port on the dv8 is a Out port, not In. You can't use the display to watch anything besides what the OS runs.

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    Default Re: How to hook up blu ray player to laptop via hdmi

    No, you would use USB 2 to connect your external Blu-ray drive with your laptop and then use HDMI to connect with your TV. FYI: You can buy an internal Blu-ray laptop drive for less than 100 bucks now. It is far more convenient to use internal drive.

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    Default Re: How to hook up blu ray player to laptop via hdmi

    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze-Senpai View Post
    Um, the HDMI port on the dv8 is a Out port, not In. You can't use the display to watch anything besides what the OS runs.
    I was hoping the HDMI would be in, but if it's not, then I guess I can't be hooking up a PS3 to my laptop. I'd have to go with the usb blu ray external drive in the future.

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    Default Re: How to hook up blu ray player to laptop via hdmi

    The only machine I've heard of so far with an HDMI in is the upcoming Clevo X8100.

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    Default Re: How to hook up blu ray player to laptop via hdmi

    If you have eSATA, use that for an external BluRay.

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    Default Re: How to hook up blu ray player to laptop via hdmi

    Quote Originally Posted by afterdark View Post
    I was hoping the HDMI would be in, but if it's not, then I guess I can't be hooking up a PS3 to my laptop. I'd have to go with the usb blu ray external drive in the future.
    I'm confused OP? What exactly was it you were expecting to do with the external player, record HD content? If so, you won't be able to do that since copy protection is built into that technology.

    In addition, your PS3 has a blu-ray player (and can be connected to your computer), so I'm not sure what that's all about either.
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    Default Re: How to hook up blu ray player to laptop via hdmi

    i think he wants to use the laptop screen.

    theres 2 options, use a USB bluray player, (USB speeds are more than enough for bluray) or:
    use a TV input card in the express port. i know the input lag isnt great, but i dont think it affects the framerate. in addition, you would have to run the audio through the same connector, else the audio and video will be out of sync.

    tbh, for $200, get a 22 inch monitor or tv and hook both the PS3 and laptop to it. i have a 24 inch full HD monitor now (acer 243hx) and my girlfriend has a samsung 22 inch tv. she has PS3, i have bluray laptop. both work fantastically.
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    Default Re: How to hook up blu ray player to laptop via hdmi

    Quote Originally Posted by roosta View Post
    use a TV input card in the express port.
    I don't think that's advisable. First of all, there is HDMI content protection. Depending on the TV Card, he may or may not get the picture. Second of all, the picture quality WILL decrease and decrease substantially with a TV Card. For such a good quality picture like Blu-ray, the difference would be noticeable. The easiest solution, in my opinion, is by just buying an internal Blu-ray Drive. They are cheap now. And he can sell his old DVD Drive. Using an external drive is just too cumbersome and slightly more expensive since he has to buy an external casing too.

 

 
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