PS3 to laptop using HDMI cable

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#1 Posted by BlackHawkSaber (157 posts) -

Hey guys, I was wondering if I could connect my PS3 to my laptop and use the laptop as a monitor. I don't want to spend the money to buy a TV for college, as I just got this laptop.

It has an HDMI input, so I figured I could just plug in the HDMI cable from the PS3 to the laptop, but when I did, nothing happened. Do I need to change anything on my laptop settings? Or does this just not work? The laptop is the HP Pavilion dv9930us: http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/rts_notebook/rts_notebook/1/storefronts/FE779UA%2523ABA

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks

#2 Posted by moshakirby18 (1665 posts) -
no.
#3 Posted by Limality (78 posts) -

Hey guys, I was wondering if I could connect my PS3 to my laptop and use the laptop as a monitor. I don't want to spend the money to buy a TV for college, as I just got this laptop.

It has an HDMI input, so I figured I could just plug in the HDMI cable from the PS3 to the laptop, but when I did, nothing happened. Do I need to change anything on my laptop settings? Or does this just not work? The laptop is the HP Pavilion dv9930us: http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/rts_notebook/rts_notebook/1/storefronts/FE779UA%2523ABA

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks

BlackHawkSaber

I bet that the HDMI input you're talking about is actually an HDMI output for the Notebook. So as Moshakirby18 already said. No.

#4 Posted by FatChuwawa (736 posts) -
yeh sorry my friends laptop has it too and i thought that might be possible, but, unfortunately its only hdmi out
#5 Posted by taif_handasa (43 posts) -
In any channel I watch (E3)?
#6 Posted by BlackHawkSaber (157 posts) -
Alright, thanks guys, that sucks.
#7 Posted by fleebdunk (2 posts) -
Just thought I'd also let you know that a simple monitor flat screen can be used as a TV as well.
#8 Posted by fleebdunk (2 posts) -
Just thought I'd also let you know that a simple monitor flat screen can be used as a TV as well.fleebdunk
You are probably out of college now though, haha.