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Old 03-08-2006, 12:43 AM   #1
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Default can i hook my game console to my laptop?

im having a hell of a time figuring out how to do this.

ive searched all over the web and i get nothing but how to use my tv as a laptop display.

i want to plug the video rca plug into my laptop so i can play games on an up coming road trip.

i have a DELL inspiron 8500 laptop if that matters.

how can i pull this off?

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Old 03-08-2006, 01:13 AM   #2
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I don't think you can, unless stated in the product manual.
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:45 AM   #3
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Default Re: can i hook my game console to my laptop?

If your TV has a VGA input and your laptop has one, then it should work if you just get the right cable.
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Default Re: can i hook my game console to my laptop?

The only way I know of connecting a PC to a TV is via the S/Video cable. But he wants to connect a console to a PC and use the monitor on the PC/Lap Top. I think this requires a Crossover cable, seeing as that's the cable used for direct connections.
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Old 03-08-2006, 02:45 AM   #5
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Default Re: can i hook my game console to my laptop?

I think you need some kind of tuner like this (mabye not this particular one), I think you need windows media center too....but anyways, probably something like this.

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/P...ctlisting.aspx
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Old 03-08-2006, 04:03 AM   #6
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tell you this

Possible yes

Hard-YES!
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Old 03-08-2006, 08:40 AM   #7
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so basicly i have to get about a 80-200 dollar external tv tuner?

i guess it not as easy or as cheap as i hoped...damn
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Default Re: can i hook my game console to my laptop?

Well My video card on my PC has ViVO,S Vid in and out, Composite in and out. And i just plug my gamecube into the composite in. Unfortonately there is no sound. lmao. If you have any of those ports u can.

If not u can get an RGB to VGA adapter for like 5 bucks off ebay.
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Default Re: can i hook my game console to my laptop?

You can get a 100 dollar tuner and an RF unit.

It isn't worth getting a tv tuner to play the console on the lap top.
Unless if you play the console on a channel like 3 or 4.
An RF unit will do that for you. It is 10 dollars.
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This would be my choice it will connect to your laptop Via USB, and it has the RCA plugs and RF and SVideo.
EDIT: forgot to put the link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814144314
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