Connecting PS3 To Laptop? Please Help!

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#1 Posted by Flam3Thr0w3r (1222 posts) -

Well I have recently purchased a PS3 and I have just noticed that my Laptop ( Toshiba ) has an S Video slot on the back. Does this mean that I can connect my PS3 to my Laptop with a cable like this? - http://www.woolworths.co.uk/web/jsp/product/index.jsp?pid=50867243

Then would I be able to display my PS3 on my laptop screen just like a TV? Thanks!

#2 Posted by thageneral3 (1929 posts) -
Why would you want to do that :o
#3 Posted by Flam3Thr0w3r (1222 posts) -
For space reasons, please don't post if you are not going to answer my question.
#4 Posted by laez (277 posts) -
You have to have a video capture card in order to connect it. Most laptop only have video out, not in. No most likely no. There are a few highend laptops sold that have video capture cards as an option.
#5 Posted by tombombadillo55 (1 posts) -
If your s-video is an input then yes you can, if it is not then you can't. You could purchase an external tv tuner which would allow you to do this though. Many have the s video included with them. My laptop has the built in tv tuner and I have connected systems to it. You will not be able to view hd though. I am trying to find a way to do that, if anyone has any suggestions.
#6 Posted by ParadiseAwaits (1410 posts) -

Well I have recently purchased a PS3 and I have just noticed that my Laptop ( Toshiba ) has an S Video slot on the back. Does this mean that I can connect my PS3 to my Laptop with a cable like this? - http://www.woolworths.co.uk/web/jsp/product/index.jsp?pid=50867243

Then would I be able to display my PS3 on my laptop screen just like a TV? Thanks!

Flam3Thr0w3r

Laptops will usually offer S-Video and/or VGA.

These are NOT Inputs. These are OUTPUTS. Therefore it is impossible to hook anything other than a monitor to one of those ports and expect it to do anthing.

#7 Posted by mbrockway (3493 posts) -
There is an hdmi input pcie card made by Blackmagic. It costs $200. To use it with your laptop, you will need a magma(?) external pcie enclosure, which goes for like $500. Its possible, but extrememly stupid. Blackmagic currently has no plans for an expresscard version.
#8 Posted by ParadiseAwaits (1410 posts) -

There is an hdmi input pcie card made by Blackmagic. It costs $200. To use it with your laptop, you will need a magma(?) external pcie enclosure, which goes for like $500. Its possible, but extrememly stupid. Blackmagic currently has no plans for an expresscard version.mbrockway

So for $700 + tax your set?

Awesome.

The hell with putting that towards a plasma. I'll use my 15" monitor like a moron. ;)

#9 Posted by Flam3Thr0w3r (1222 posts) -
Well guys I just got a new Sony Vaio laptop and on the side it had a HDMI port and has a sticker next to it saying " Full 1080p " So does that mean I can hook it up to my PS3 via a HDMI cable?