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Adam
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Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:03 pm
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will a dreamcast be able to run with a vga adapter with a lap top?
 
X
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Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:06 am
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From what i've heard, it can't.
 
gRimGrAvY014
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Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:10 am
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I think it depends on the inputs on your laptop.

If your laptop has a input vga port, it could work.
 
Adam
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Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:36 pm
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if i took a picture of the ports could you tell me? sorry im not to good at computers
 
phredreeke
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Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:14 pm
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LCD screens (the kind used on laptops) usually don't handle resolutions other than native well. So even if it could input a VGA signal, I doubt it would look very good considering the Dreamcast resolution is very low compared to resolution used in computers nowadays (or even at the time).

Anyway the port your looking for is this but male (in other words it has pins instead of holes)
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Dalore
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:31 am
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I haven't ever come across a laptop with input, only output.
 
Mertens
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Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:03 pm
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hah, i was wonderin the same thing since my roommates dominate the tv lately. my friend said the port should handle signals both ways... but he's an idiot so i didnt trust him at all. This is too bad. looks like i may need to get another small tv for games.
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gary_b
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Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:27 pm
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i would just go get a cheap CRT monitor. if you look on craigslistin your area. you can find then for under $20 for a 17 inch. if you have a thrift store they tend to have them for around $15 too.
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grubensau
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Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:30 am
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Mertens wrote:
my friend said ... but he's an idiot so i didnt trust him at all.


What a friendship! - sorry Mr. Green
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Saturn
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Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:26 pm
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So its a no?
 
Mertens
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Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:23 pm
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grubensau wrote:
Mertens wrote:
my friend said ... but he's an idiot so i didnt trust him at all.


What a friendship! - sorry Mr. Green


haha, goin on 10 years!
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