Using a laptop (without HDMI-in) to view HDMI content (like a TV)

David_Filmer

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I have an HDMI device that I want to watch on my laptop (which has no HDMI-in port). Is there a way to use some HDMI/USB converter? I've found converters that will allow me to capture the video, but it's unclear if they will allow me to watch it in real-time. I basically want to use the laptop like a TV.
 

13thmonkey

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That device goes from USB to HDMI out. The OP wants to use his laptop screen as a monitor in effect.

The answer to the question is no (mostly), can you cast from the device that has the signal to your laptop? can you find a stream of what you want to watch?
 

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Thanks. Actually, the device I want to connect to is one of these TV Box things that does the streaming for you. But I haven't seen one that can cast, and I haven't seen one that doesn't output in HDMI. They are designed to connect to a TV, but I want to use my laptop, and I don't have an HDMI-in port.
 

David_Filmer

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Alienware might be exoctic, but I don't think it is unbranded. HDMI-in is common in AW laptops.


 

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So that's what you need them, an aw laptop
 
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