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Old 12-19-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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Before I tear into everything just to test if it will work I'll ask here: Can I port my PS3 through my laptop? Mrs. Tek is going to be on the road a lot this year and I'd like to play some of my games while I travel with her. The obvious solution to me is to connect the PS3 to my laptop, but I've never tested it. My laptop has a mini HDMI and I have the adapter to a standard HDMI. So I should be able to access both sound and video. Has anyone done this?
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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Before I tear into everything just to test if it will work I'll ask here: Can I port my PS3 through my laptop? Mrs. Tek is going to be on the road a lot this year and I'd like to play some of my games while I travel with her. The obvious solution to me is to connect the PS3 to my laptop, but I've never tested it. My laptop has a mini HDMI and I have the adapter to a standard HDMI. So I should be able to access both sound and video. Has anyone done this?
Why not just connect it to the hotel TV?
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:47 PM
 
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Before I tear into everything just to test if it will work I'll ask here: Can I port my PS3 through my laptop? Mrs. Tek is going to be on the road a lot this year and I'd like to play some of my games while I travel with her. The obvious solution to me is to connect the PS3 to my laptop, but I've never tested it. My laptop has a mini HDMI and I have the adapter to a standard HDMI. So I should be able to access both sound and video. Has anyone done this?
Most (if not all) video cards are output only, in order to do that you'll need a video capture/input card. I'm not certain but I'm sure they'll have HDMI ones by now. You can always try connecting the PS3 but the odds are against it working so don't expect it to work.
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:10 AM
 
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Most (if not all) video cards are output only, in order to do that you'll need a video capture/input card. I'm not certain but I'm sure they'll have HDMI ones by now. You can always try connecting the PS3 but the odds are against it working so don't expect it to work.
+1, your HDMI port is definitely output only. I will also warn you that even if you get a card, there will be a lag there that will make gaming frustrating at best, unbelievably bad at worse. It's not all it's cracked up to be.
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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Thanks everyone. I keep forgetting that the video is output only. Some sort of old timers forgetfulness, I guess.

I had thought of using the hotel TV until I saw the one at Paris on our recent visit to Las Vegas. What a joke. Our El Cheapo second (CRT) TV for the office is bigger and better so I became concerned about what I might find as we travel.

Perhaps it's time to buy that 32" HDTV and carry it with. Since we will be driving it's not a big deal...
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:11 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. I keep forgetting that the video is output only. Some sort of old timers forgetfulness, I guess.

I had thought of using the hotel TV until I saw the one at Paris on our recent visit to Las Vegas. What a joke. Our El Cheapo second (CRT) TV for the office is bigger and better so I became concerned about what I might find as we travel.

Perhaps it's time to buy that 32" HDTV and carry it with. Since we will be driving it's not a big deal...
You can also buy a monitor with HD inputs that would cost less than a 32 inch HDTV and would be easier to deal with.

Just my two cents.
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