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Using laptop as screen with HDMI

#1SuperVegito2487Posted 1/23/2012 3:17:21 PM
I recently got a new laptop which is a hp pavillion dv7 17 inches.

however the screen quallity on my laptop is much better than my incredibly old and useless tv, and both 360 (slimline) and pc got hdmi ports.

Can i get a detailed guide on how to connect the 360 to my pc via hdmi so both machines recognize the connection as they should?

Is it just plu'nplay (i already got my hands on a hdmi cable) or is more material needed, and what material along with a "for dummies" guide?

Please.

It would save me a lot of money, and until i can afford a hd tv i would be able to use my 360 without hurting my eyes on the current sdtv panasonic.
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#2LiquidViperPosted 1/23/2012 3:21:40 PM
Your laptop has an HDMI out, it is not an input that allows you to use the laptop as a screen for the 360.
#3MachineZedPosted 1/23/2012 3:22:20 PM
Most laptops only have a video out put. Which is why you may see the HDMI port on the laptop.

So I would flat out and so no there is no way.
#4atl2k5Posted 1/23/2012 3:22:36 PM
The HDMI on the laptop is for output, not input. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but it isn't possible.
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#5Span1shFlyPosted 1/23/2012 3:23:17 PM
Too bad you will either buy a tv or use whatever you were previously using. Tv's not that expensive anyone you can pick one up for 500$. The reason you can't is because the notebook has hdmi out not hdmi in.
#6PurestProdigyPosted 1/23/2012 3:31:42 PM
I believe it's an outty you are dealing with not an inny.
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#7SuperVegito2487(Topic Creator)Posted 1/23/2012 4:07:01 PM
Yeah... i understand that....

however i KNOW its possible... i saw something with it on youtube... it was just too complicated... i also have a standard vga opening, and ive heard about something called usb capture device... how does this work, what do i need, and what produce best quallity?
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#8doctorchimpPosted 1/23/2012 4:57:21 PM
Dude...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236174
#9CapwnDPosted 1/23/2012 6:52:37 PM
If you use a capture device you could do it, I suggest looking at justinTV forums or something (do they have forums) where people do that all the time, you may get some good tips.

I just wonder how much input lag you'd have. A PC monitor is by far the best way to go in that regard.
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#10popping4itPosted 1/24/2012 12:16:13 AM
you need an expensive capture card.
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