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Old 10-17-2008, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default VGA Input On a Notebook?

Hey all,

I made an allusion to this in another post of mine here, but I thought a new topic would be better. Is there any sort of card or device I can use to get VGA in on my notebook? Basically, I wanna play my 360 on my notebook. I'm looking into either a TV Tuner or a Game Bridge, but just going from a VGA cable would be awesome too. Any thoughts?


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Old 10-17-2008, 07:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: VGA Input On a Notebook?

Laptop screens don't use VGA. Usually they use LVDS, which is an internal digital connection. You'd need something that digitized an analog VGA signal, which would be pretty expensive. Doubt they make such a thing for laptops, as such converters aren't even seen on desktops outside of a few specialized applications.


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Old 10-17-2008, 08:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You can't turn an output into an input. VGA-out means output only.
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes I know...I meant something that works similar to a TV Tuner. Like an expansion device that has a VGA in. But I guess thats not an option. Thanks all.
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