Add HDMI in port to all in one pc (Sony Vaio)

Hi just a quick question regarding my Sony Vaio All In One PC - VPCL12M1E.
It has a full 1080p monitor and has a NVIDIA® GeForce® G210M GPU. And i was basically wondering how easy it would be (if at all) to add an HDMI in port so i can plug my ps3 into the all in one unit. Go easy as im not fully down with the lingo el pc. and advise would be great cheers.
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  1. welcome to the forums, newcomer :)

    ok, i'll try to make this as painless as possible...

    you either have to break the whole rig and then solder an HDMI(in) port to that thing. HDMI (out) is whats on everything these days. HDMI (in) is what you'll obviously find on HTS or a receiver.

    btw, if you're interested in the HDMI in option, and have a PS3, i think you're better off hooking up both units to one monitor/tv - any new monitor on the market has 1080p support plus hdmi in/out connectivity.
  2. Cheers for the reply.
    currently have my ps3 hooked up to my 50" lcd tv via HDMI and was just looking to run it along side my pc to keep the wifes face happy.
    as i said before im pretty new to the old exploration of pc's etc. but i was just a bit miffed as to why this unit that supports HD and has a GPU that supports HDMI has no HDMI hook up or even normal video in. I know the new models do have HDMI ports and are housed in the same sized units so was just hoping it would have been easy enough. :)
  3. you're truly mistaken! the new units have more powerful GPU's onboard and have no HDMI(in) they all come standard with HDMI (out) like i said before , the HDMI (in) option is available on HTS' or on video editing rigs...not something like a vaio...

    for your sake, just run the cables;

    1 from the PS3 to the tv
    another from the pc to the tv
    so you have two HDMI cables running to the tv.

    P.S; if you want to address this HDMi (in) issue, i think you need to contact sony and see if they have something that caters to your needs

    thas my opinion though :)
  4. Sorry Not the brand new models but the slightly newer models like sony vaio VPC-L14S1E

  5. hmm just looking at its specs, its designed to be a replacement unit for a huge tv setup. this all-in-one pc will be able to handle an HDMI input as well a coaxial/tv cable input as it has tv tuner in and HDMI input. but i don't think you can relay the signal to any tv - for the model you posted later.

    nearly 1450 quid, thas a good way to flush excess d'argent :)
  6. The New
    Sony VAIO L VPCL216FX has 1 input HDMI and 1output HDMI.

    The VAIO L2 VPCL216FX/B 24" All-in-One Desktop Computer from Sony is an all-in-one desktop computer with an intuitive multi-touch display. You'll be able to manipulate objects on the screen using easy-to-learn gestures, including flicking, pinching, and tapping. A wireless keyboard and mouse are also included for traditional input. The keyboard is a full-size model, with standard key spacing and a dedicated numeric keypad.

    The computer is no slouch when it comes to multimedia. You'll be able to enjoy Blu-ray movies on its 24" 1080p display. Its optical drive is also capable of reading DVDs and CDs. And a built-in ATSC/NTSC TV tuner allows you to use the system as a DVR. The included VAIO Creativity Suite software bundle includes the Media Gallery to organize your movies and music and PMB VAIO Edition for photo management and editing.

    The computer is powered by a quad-core 2GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU, which can be overclocked to 2.9GHz via Turbo Boost. It is loaded with 6GB of RAM, a 1TB 7200rpm hard drive, an integrated webcam, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, and 802.11n Wi-Fi. Graphics are provided by a dedicated nVIDIA GeForce GT 540M GPU with 1GB of memory. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.

    Audio Specifications
    Sound System Intel High Definition Audio with Dolby Home Theater Technology
    Display Specifications
    Screen Size 24.0"
    Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Backlight Technology LED
    Display Technology Touch Screen, Full HD
    Environmental Information Specifications
    ROHS Compliant
    General Specifications
    Action Buttons ASSIST, WEB, Display Off, Menu, Menu Up/Down, Input/OK, Volume Up/Down
    Computer Type Desktop
    Pointing Device Electrostatic Touchpad (Multi-Finger)
    Graphics Specifications
    Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
    Graphics Video RAM 1GB dedicated
    TV Tuner NTSC / ATSC
    Hardware Specifications
    Camera Built-in HD camera powered by Exmor and microphone
    Keyboard QWERTY, 103 keys with 2.7mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch
    10-Key Numeric Pad Yes
    Inputs and Outputs Specifications
    DC-In 1
    USB 3.0 2
    USB 2.0 3
    Microphone Input 1
    Secure Digital (SD) Slot 1
    HDMI Output(s) 1
    HDMI Input 1
    Headphone Output 1
    Memory Stick Media Slot 1
    VGA Output(s) 1
    Memory Specifications
    Installed Memory 6GB (4GB+2GB)
    Memory Type/Speed DDR3-1333MHz
    Max. Memory 8GB
    Optical Drive Specifications
    Optical Drive Type Blu-ray Disc ROM Drive
    Processor Specifications
    Processor Type Intel Core i7-2630QM
    Processor Technology Quad Core
    Processor Speed 2.00GHz with Turbo Boost technology up to 2.90GHz
    Processor Cache 6MB
    Regulation and Standards Compliance Specifications
    VESA Hole Pitch 100x100mm
    VESA Hole Spacing Compatible Yes
    Software Specifications
    Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    Anti-Virus Software Norton Internet Security 2011 30-Day Trial Offer
    Supplied Software Microsoft Office Starter with reduced-functionality versions of Word and Excel, VAIO Care, Media Gallery, PMB - VAIO edition
    Start-up Times Specifications
    Average Boot Time 60 seconds
    Average Resume Time from Suspend 2 seconds
    First Boot Time 5 minutes
    Storage Specifications
    Storage Type Serial ATA
    Speed 7200rpm
    Storage Capacity 1TB
    Weights and Measurements Specifications
    Dimensions (Approx.) 23.94" (W) x 16.89"-17.29" (H) x 6.62"-7.37" (D)
    Weight (Approx.) 25.61 lbs. (CPU and Display only)
    Wireless/Networking Specifications
    Bluetooth Technology Bluetooth Integrated Stereo A2DP (2.1 + EDR)
    Ethernet Protocol 10baseT/100baseTX/1000baseT
    WiFi Adapter Atheros 802.11b/g/n
  7. I guess i will just have to save for that one lol. Thanks for the help. :)
  8. are you trying to convince yourself to but one? :lol: cos all i can see is a total copy/paste of a brochure in your latest post. If it meets your needs then get it, to hook your hdmi devices.

  9. no it was just a reply to the not something like a vaio... post
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