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S-VIDEO IN ON LAPTOP????

by MiCO / November 22, 2004 2:06 AM PST

my laptop obviously has s-video OUT capabilites bc ive used it. BUT is it possible to display something on my laptop monitor using the same s-video cable/port? im tryin to run my ps2 on my laptop, and i have a built-in s-video port. i can buy the RCA to S-Video converter for video and the RCA to phono for sound, but will it allow me to display it on my laptop monitor? just inquiring before i spend more than a little money! thnks.

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Re: S-VIDEO IN ON LAPTOP????
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 2:10 AM PST

ALL laptops I've seen (PC type) never had a video in port. Strictly TV or video output.

Bob

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Re: S-VIDEO IN ON LAPTOP????
by MiCO / November 22, 2004 2:18 AM PST

"You need a Video Capture PC-CARD. No, that USB TV device will not do. Here's why -> There is a long delay from the time the video is digitized, shipped over the USB 1.x interface and then displayed on screen. Games are unplayable.

Here's an example card -> http://www.psism.com/vc.htm

Be sure to check the requirements of such cards before acuiring one.

Bob"

WILL THIS WORK OR WILL YOU FURTHER EXPLAIN PLEASE. THNKS.

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What is "this"?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 3:08 AM PST

Be specific.

Any USB 1.1 video capture is going to fail for gaming. Say "REALLY BAD LAG!" with me.

I have yet to try an USB 2.0 video capture, but in theory you may lose just over 1/27th of a second in lag. Nothing in comparison to what I see in USB 1.1 video.

The real fix is some PC-Card capture.

Bob

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Re: What is "this"?
by MiCO / November 22, 2004 3:18 AM PST
In reply to: What is "this"?

by THIS i mean that Video Capture card or whatever the link was to... why would i need that if i already have an S-video port? and what are you talkin about the USB ports?

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Re: What is "this";...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 3:31 AM PST
In reply to: Re: What is "this"?

"by THIS i mean that Video Capture card or whatever the link was to... why would i need that if i already have an S-video port?"

I'll write YES. Here's why. No PC Laptop I've I've seen and I've seen thousands of models has a S-Video port with video in. For your part, the MAKE AND MODEL of said laptop would have nailed this issue from the first post. Do consider sharing such in the future. But with all thost laptops that didn't have video in, my bet is still "no".

"and what are you talkin about the USB ports?"

I write about the USB ports since Dazzle and other makers have video capture or "in" in simple external USB devices. I am pre-emptively sharing what the issues are. You can ignore this information until you find that USB connected items are far easier to obtain.

Bob

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Re: What is
by MiCO / November 22, 2004 4:27 AM PST
In reply to: Re: What is "this";...

ok one lastpost (hopefully). i have 3 USB 2.0 ports, so i would basically like for you to explain what exactly your recommendation is so i can successfully connect my playstationTWO to my XGA laptop monitor. thks again.
ps. it IS only video-out, TOSHIBA SATELLITE A25-207

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Then the card in the link or USB 2.0 TV/Capture cards.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 4:34 AM PST
In reply to: Re: What is

I can not be any more specific since products in your world may differ from what I can get.

Bob

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ATI USB 2.0 works
by fuzzymemory / December 15, 2004 4:37 AM PST
In reply to: Re: What is

I purchased a 100 buck ATI USB 2.0 tv card because I wanted TiVO-like capabilities on my laptop. I was happy to find composite & S-video plugs included. While I haven't hooked up my PS2 or X-box, I think that they would work just fine as the performance I got for cable was great, and I have a Compaq 2100 with a shared video memory "integrated video card".

From ATI's website:
http://ati.com/products/tvwonderusb20/index.html

Some things to consider - what processor, video card and memory do you have on your laptop?

Here is a review where they plugged an external DVD player into the ATI box: http://www.beyond3d.com/reviews/ati/tvwusb/index.php?p=4 - this shows that it can be done!

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