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Laptop with HDMI Input, but no program to watch the Input

  1. #1


    Norway
    Posts : 100
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Laptop with HDMI Input, but no program to watch the Input


    So my Laptop does accept HDMI as Input to. But i dont know about any program, that can watch what is being put in. Does someone know one?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    you can try any of the tuner software and see if that works. things like Windows Media Center, XBMC, MediaPortal, GBPVR.

    video editing software like Adobe Premiere. the best, easiest, and cheapest bets would be to try the tuner software first.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Are you sure HDMI is for input?


    I would guess that the HDMI connector is do that you can use a Television as an external monitor.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    that's true. I didn't think that the OP may have used the incorrect term. Most laptops come with an HDMI out so that you can output the laptop's video to an external TV or monitor.

    some niche PCs have an HDMI in which is to bring video into the system. for example, my friend uses his laptop screen to play his Xbox 360 games.

    you should clarify what kind of HDMI port this is.
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Laptop with HDMI Input, but no program to watch the Input
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