01-21-2010, 06:22 PM
Believe he read your question, same as I did. Remember, no dilly dallying. The quick and easy answer is NO.
There is NO device that will allow you to input via HDMI into a computer, whether it be Windows, Linux or OS X.
No, the splitter will not work. Just read the reviews of the one you linked to.
No, there is no such animal as a HDMI to component cable that will work for less than $150. There is only one adapter I'm aware of at that price and the conversion boxes as you have found out are in the neighborhood of a grand.
Go ahead, buy the splitter or the cable and you'll have some more cables to stick in the drawer with the rest of them you don't use any more.
All because you don't want to spend the $30 on the component cables to connect to your PS3 so you want to spend $150-$1000 to keep your HDMI plugged into it and then convert it to component. Sorry, but this makes absolutely no sense to me.
When you want to do things, the question always needs to be "I want to do X, how can I accomplish it". Then you get answers on the varying methodologies that can be used to accomplish X.
When you ask "I want to do X, and only tell me how to do it using method Z; well, when there is nothing that works with method Z, you get NO answers.
edit: One more thing, if there is some new fangled thing that will let you get HDMI from a PS3, Blu-Ray player, etc. into a computer that I haven't seen yet, I'm sure someone will show up to point the error of my ways... they always do.
edit2: you may want to look at this thread
even though it's about recording from Xbox.