As to HDMI from the laptop, the answer has to be no. You either get a laptop with it or not. There are USB HDMI outputs but let's just ignore them.
Hello. Is it possible to use a laptop as a DVR for over-the-air HD signals? I understand that a TV tuner card can capture an OTA signal onto the hard drive, but I can't find a card that has an HDMI output to send it back out to my LCD flatscreen. Is an HDMI out port even required for HD playback, or can I simply hook my TV to the external monitor port on the laptop? Thanks.