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sniper8752 02-01-2013 08:17 PM

hdmi input on laptop?
I have an HDMI port on my laptop, and was wondering if I could plug in a device and use my laptop as a screen?

Dman58 02-01-2013 09:09 PM

Most if not all laptop vendors that provide HDMI ports make them output ports in order to extend the laptop screen onto other displays. So most likely the answer is no! Please provide the laptop model # so we can make certain, but I'm.pretty sure it can't be done.

cascade9 02-02-2013 04:04 AM

Almost certainly not, thanks to HDCP (High-Definition Copy Protection). About the only devices that will have HDMI inputs are 'passthough' devices (e.g. AV receivers) and display devices (e.g. TVs).

sniper8752 02-02-2013 12:09 PM

it's a dell 15r.

Dman58 02-02-2013 04:59 PM

The HDMI is an output only not input.

sniper8752 02-02-2013 05:03 PM

ok - thanks!

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