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I have a device whose video-out is HDMI. My laptop has an HDMI port. My laptop is running Linux.

Can I view the device's video-out on my laptop? How?

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What is your laptop model? –  ekaj Jul 6 '13 at 2:35

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Can I view the device's video-out on my laptop? How?

Yes you can. However you will need to buy a device known as a frame grabber. One of its input connectors needs to be HDMI (The HDMI connector on your laptop is only used for output).

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To repeat: Yes you can with extra hardware.

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No. HDMI ports on a laptop are designed to only be used as output.

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Damn alright. Thanks. –  JDS Jul 6 '13 at 2:40

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