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 Post subject: Laptop as monitor
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:10 pm 
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Is it possible to use your laptop's screen as a monitor for another computer?

I have a Sony VAIO TR series laptop.

How do I do that?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:37 pm 
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I don't think you can directly anyway, I don't see a video-in port on it's specs. You could try a specialized usb video input/capture device of the type usually used to import TV into your computer, but that could be pretty ghetto as you'd also have to convert the VGA signal to s-video or RCA before sending it to the capture box, and I can't promise any kind of ease of use or quality. Might be fun to try though. The converters aren't expensive, and the capture box would also be good for watching TV, and maybe encoding and pvr fi you spend enough. So it would still have it;s uses if you don't like the results.


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 Post subject: Re: Laptop as monitor
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:07 pm 
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thepocketdrummer wrote:
Is it possible to use your laptop's screen as a monitor for another computer?



Yes.

http://www.maxivista.com/


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oh, hey, nice linky! Occurs to me I've seen it before somewhere but forgot all about it!


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It was in an older thread here somewhere


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