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How to use Laptop Screen as Plug and Play Monitor?

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  1. nflesher87

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    Anyone know how?! I can't find anything online and I really need to as I don't have a monitor yet and I just realized my tv doesn't have an s-video jack :shadedshu
    my roommate's hp laptop has an s-video port but I'm assuming it's an output from his video card
    anyone know if it's possible for me to hook up my computer via s-video to his laptop to use the screen as a monitor?

    Thanks and any info is appreciated!
     
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    Unless his laptop has a tv tuner on it or some kind of ViVo function(video in/video out), and you video card has a TV out port, then no you can't use his monitor as a screen. Even if you did it would be horrible quality, since the resolution would be scaled to fit TV screens.

    I seriously doubt his laptop has s-video input though.
     
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    well, it has an s-video port, that's the only reason I even considered asking about this :)

    there's no drivers or hacks available to do something like this?
     
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    I'm sure there's not. That S-video port is an output, for hooking laptops up to projectors and tvs.
     
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    just as I suspected :(

    thanks for the help anyway!
     

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