M17x - Can you use it as a monitor ??

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  1. Beardog

    Beardog Notebook Guru

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    i was wondering can i plug in my PS3 and use my screen as a monitor ??
     
  2. DrBackJack

    DrBackJack Notebook Consultant

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    Pretty sure you cant. All the video ports are output and not input.
     
  3. dykast

    dykast Notebook Guru

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    There a a billion different types of video input devices that you can buy that would plug into the usb/firewire/expresscard slot.

    Most of them are meant for video capturing, but you would just be using it as a input. You can spend anywhere from $15 to $20,000+ depending on the quality and type of input you would want to use.

    So yes you can, just not with what came with the computer.
     
  4. Joebarchuck

    Joebarchuck Notebook Virtuoso

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    You should be able to use this device to accomplish what you want:

    Video Input Adapter USB

    There is a software out there then that can convert the video input into a video feed that can be displayed live on your laptop monitor. I am looking for it, will post when I find it.
     
  5. Beardog

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    NICE ! thanks for your help!
     
  6. Xeneize

    Xeneize Notebook Deity

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    Would be nice if it had component... but nice find.
     
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    This device is compatible only with the 32-bit version of vista, and the m17x uses the 64 bit.
     
  8. Joebarchuck

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    Yes that is true but I am sure a similar device exist for a 64 bit version maybe even just a software update.
     
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