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Can I use my MacBook Pro as an external monitor.


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I know you're all thinking why does he want to use a MBP as a monitor, but heres the deal. Sometimes my girl friend wants to watch chick flicks when I would rather play my Play Station 3 in another room. I have the adapter to use my tv as a monitor, with my macbook pro. But what i'm asking does anyone know of a way to use my MBP screen as a monitor for my PlayStation 3.???

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I know you're all thinking why does he want to use a MBP as a monitor...
Does your Macbook Pro have a "video-in" port??? If not...how are you going to use it as an external monitor!

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Does your Macbook Pro have a "video-in" port??? If not...how are you going to use it as an external monitor!

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What do you mean video in? Does the mini display port work also as a display in????

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What do you mean video in? Does the mini display port work also as a display in????
My point was...your Macbook Pro DOES NOT have a video-in port...thus it cannot be used as an external monitor! The mini-display port is a video-out port only.

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My point was...your Macbook Pro DOES NOT have a video-in port...thus it cannot be used as an external monitor! The mini-display port is a video-out port only.

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Ohh alright. Thanks for the help. I'm going to buy another tv in the morning then. thanks for the help.

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Ohh alright. Thanks for the help. I'm going to buy another tv in the morning then. thanks for the help.
That's the way to go. Either a "TV" or simply an external computer display.

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Ohh alright. Thanks for the help. I'm going to buy another tv in the morning then. thanks for the help.
The Elgato EyeTV can act as a video-in. Perhaps cheaper than buying another TV.

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You can always count on cwa for some great advice and ideas!!!

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Thanks for the advice. I think i'm going to go with a new tv tho. I have a mancave now so I'm going to take the living room TV and bring it here and get a bigger tv for the living room. I needed this excuse. Thanks guys!!!

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