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Old 06-23-2008, 10:48 PM   #1
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Default usb to HDMI???

i was wondering,

i just got my ps3, and it dosent look so good on my old tube tv.

is there a way to get HDMI on my laptop, though a usb or something

that away, i can actually read text!!!!
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:00 PM   #2
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Get a 52" HDTV.

edit: jk jk. I don't think you can get it through USB. I'm looking up VGA or S-Video.
edit2: Quick look on google brought me this: http://www.svideo.com/ypbpr2hdmi.html
edit3: Try this
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:12 AM   #3
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JogaBonito - I don't think he's looking for that. I think he's looking for an input into the laptop so that he can use the laptop screen as a monitor.

Try looking for a Video Capture USB or PCMCIA (cardbus) adapter, and make sure it has either HDMI or if you can't find any with HDMI, find one with component.

unfortunately i havent found any that have HDMI or component, and the only USB 2.0 or PCMCIA cards that have HD-capability are the ones with Coaxial jacks. (remember, yellow/white/red is NOT what you're looking for)

If you could somehow get your PS3 to output through coaxial (the screwy jack) either thru a receiver or converter or something, then this you could get an HDTV tuner for your laptop or a USB 2.0 device that could do it, and then just fullscreen the monitor that views whats plugged in.

Another problem is that even if you did find a way to theoretically do it, there might be a delay which will not help you in gaming. Although sometimes you can go to the Windows REgistry and apply a patch that prevents this delay (a lot of Hauppauge cards are like this because they have hardware encoders which the video runs thru, delaying the picture by about a second).

either way good luck defcon, and congrats on your PS3. I hope you use it to its fullest extent.
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:22 AM   #4
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Sorry bud, that's the downside of upgrading to a HD console with an SD TV. Why don't you save up for a new TV or a new monitor? I'm sure Sony has VGA cables that plug into the PS3 so you can output on a monitor just like the Xbox 360.
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Old 06-24-2008, 05:27 AM   #5
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Sorry bud, that's the downside of upgrading to a HD console with an SD TV. Why don't you save up for a new TV or a new monitor? I'm sure Sony has VGA cables that plug into the PS3 so you can output on a monitor just like the Xbox 360.
You're wrong about that- there's no VGA connection for the PS3. You can buy an HDMI to DVI cable for $4, however. (monoprice.com)
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Oh okay, I thought Sony made a VGA cable like Microsoft did. Yeah, you can always buy an HDMI to DVI adapter.
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You're wrong about that- there's no VGA connection for the PS3. You can buy an HDMI to DVI cable for $4, however. (monoprice.com)
I was also wrong. Getting VGA and DVI mixed up. Oh my that's not good.
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