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My laptop HDMI bay does not fit your HDMI cable male

Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:16 pm

Do you have a solution to just plug into the laptop as TV? I got a kit and the cable just will not FIT the laptop bay. I need a _portable_ solution. Can it be used with DVD players? I turned on my NOOBS based pi and off right away to see if it was working (someone said this is BAD first time?) but cannot connect it to any output yet. I d like a first time immediate solution for display not based on a TV.

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Re: My laptop HDMI bay does not fit your HDMI cable male

Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:43 pm

Would laptops and DVD players both have HDMI OUTPUT connectors? Don't you need a TV or other display that has HDMI INPUT?
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Re: My laptop HDMI bay does not fit your HDMI cable male

Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:03 pm

The only way to get a display on your Laptop is to run vncserver on your RPi and a VNC client (TightVNC) on your laptop. That needs an ethernet or WiFi connnection to your RPi. Laptops DO NOT have video in.

Try using a RCA cable with the yellow analog video output from you RPi. That works with most old TVs, projectors (and video recorders). You can even get a SCART plug that has a yellow socket for analog video (use the one from your old Xbox, PS2 or Wii).

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Re: My laptop HDMI bay does not fit your HDMI cable male

Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:11 pm

The bundled cable has both connectors alike and none fits the laptop s bay.

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Re: My laptop HDMI bay does not fit your HDMI cable male

Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:16 pm

mmm... I should be able to the make things run at startup modifying the system in the card using the Windows emulator and/or connecting to the laptop via USB, but it feels like a major project just to turn on the pi! I hope I can find some DVD player with HDMI input ready to go.

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Re: My laptop HDMI bay does not fit your HDMI cable male

Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:07 am

A DVD player has not got an HDMI IN, so again, you cannot plug a Raspi in to it.
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Re: My laptop HDMI bay does not fit your HDMI cable male

Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:21 am

syntotic wrote:The bundled cable has both connectors alike and none fits the laptop s bay.
Are you certain that the "s-bay" connection, whatever that is for video input?
Can you post a photo. of it? (I suspect it may be an S-video connector)
AFAIK, and as others have already stated, laptops do not normally come with direct video inputs to their display screens.
Of course, yours could be special/unusual so, what's it's make and model?
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Re: My laptop HDMI bay does not fit your HDMI cable male

Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:21 am

;-| It is a gateway brand laptop. I ll post cable, pics, ASAP.

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Re: My laptop HDMI bay does not fit your HDMI cable male

Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:56 am

Also, you say th esolution must be portable. What do you actually want to achieve?
If you're looking for something with a smaller res you could opt for a txt car reversing screen?
4.3" = http://www.amazon.co.uk/TFT-LCD-Rearvie ... 4.3%22+tft
7" = http://www.amazon.co.uk/Camera-Monitor- ... s=7%22+tft

The res on these is really low though, so don't expect much (they are very cheap). You can usually find them a little bit cheaper on ebay if you 'watch' for them ;)

Another option, though a lot more costly until someone brings out a more realistically priced variant) is one of these:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Feelworld-TFT-L ... 2+tft+hdmi
The lower end of the market (around £100) is 720p-ish, whereas a bit higher up (£150+) gets you true 1080p.

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Re: My laptop HDMI bay does not fit your HDMI cable male

Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:47 am

Yeah, that would be adequate. I want to develop in portable mode. What I care now is that I an just plug the thing into a screen, which my cable does not allow in these laptops.

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Re: My laptop HDMI bay does not fit your HDMI cable male

Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:08 am

None seems to be truly adequate, all feature HDMI in descriptions but from pictures it is dubious they will accept the pi output as is. For the price I d like some confirmed experience. :(
mors3 wrote:Also, you say th esolution must be portable. What do you actually want to achieve?
If you're looking for something with a smaller res you could opt for a txt car reversing screen?
4.3" = http://www.amazon.co.uk/TFT-LCD-Rearvie ... 4.3%22+tft
7" = http://www.amazon.co.uk/Camera-Monitor- ... s=7%22+tft

The res on these is really low though, so don't expect much (they are very cheap). You can usually find them a little bit cheaper on ebay if you 'watch' for them ;)

Another option, though a lot more costly until someone brings out a more realistically priced variant) is one of these:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Feelworld-TFT-L ... 2+tft+hdmi
The lower end of the market (around £100) is 720p-ish, whereas a bit higher up (£150+) gets you true 1080p.

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Re: My laptop HDMI bay does not fit your HDMI cable male

Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:04 am

syntotic wrote:Yeah, that would be adequate. I want to develop in portable mode. What I care now is that I an just plug the thing into a screen, which my cable does not allow in these laptops.
Just to clarify Laptops have HDMi OUT so that is a non starter in just plugging cables in and expect input..

The Raspberry Pi uses standard HDMi output so any compatible HDMi Screen will suffice, have you considered using a standard flat screen TV with HDMi input ? many actually will run on 12V DC !

http://www.supersonicinc.com/Television ... /3,3890957
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