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  1. Pete E
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    Pete E DIY

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    I know nothing about consoles or games so was just looking for some advice.

    The grandson has recently received a PS4 for his birthday.

    It is all set up and working ok using the TV, but I was wondering if it was possible to hook it up to a laptop and use that screen instead?

    The laptop in question is only about a year old and has a HDMI port on it....

    Any advice/suggestions would be appreciated as I don't know a thing about games consoles.
     
  2. Spoon
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    Just remember that if you connect it to a monitor, most monitors don't have speakers, so you will need a speaker set-up.
    If you are asking the question cause at the mo it's connected up to the main TV then just get a small TV (22" or 24") for the PS4.
    That's what we did for our son.
     
  3. StephenRowley
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  4. PEG
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    Get him climbing trees,and for when he comes in...Scrabble :)
     
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  5. Spoon
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    You don't need a capture card for the PS4. There are options in the PS4 to do that. Press the 'SHARE' button on the controller.
    Just Youtube it. There is a lot of info on there on how to do it.
     
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  6. Baker1988
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    The hdmi on the laptop will be a out put and wont recieve a signal but if you already have the laptop then there is ps4 remote play where you basically just use the ps4 to playbthe game but it streams it over ypur internet to your laptop it seems like you are playing the game on the laptop. Just google ps4 remote play
     
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    Sorry, should have read your post better... Usually the HDMI port on a laptop is so that you can plug it into a monitor, so you have a bigger screen...

    Bugger... @Baker1988@Baker1988 beat me to it..
     
  8. Pete E
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    Thanks Guys, that is really appreciated! Its for when he stays with us so that he can play but we can keep an eye on him rather than put him in a different room on a spare telly..

    To be honest the whole idea of kids having access to the web scares the living daylights out of me and I would much rather have him out walking the dog or fishing ect, but sadly that's not how the world works today...
     
  9. Doomed
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    my 15 year old boy sits in his room writing poetry.....
    I do worry.
     
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  10. PEG
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    Nope,that is admirable.

    Just as long as he can rhyme with adiabatic :)
     
  11. Spoon
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    My lad loves his PS4. He loves playing Fortnite & Overwatch, sometimes GTA5. I make sure that all the people in his 'Party' are friends that he knows.

    How old is your grandson?
     
  12. Pete E
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    That's part of the problem in that he is only just turned 4...

    Mum and dad are not together, and when he stays at dad's, lets him play lots of stuff I don't think is age appropriate; lets just say he is not exactly a responsible role model in that respect..

    We have bought the little 'un a couple of age appropriate games and just want to keep a weather eye on him...

    What is "Fortnite" like ?...I ask because that ones of the games he wants...
     
  13. Spoon
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    Don't go by the age rating on games.. They are a bit like the age ratings on films.
    Best to check out the game play on Youtube and see if it's appropriate.
    For example the 'Lego Movie Videogame' is rated 7 but I think would be suitable for a 4 year old.
    Our lad is nearly 13. He plays the games I have mentioned above. Most the games he plays are rated for his age, however GTA5 is rated 18 but I think he has the intelligence to know its just a game... Don't get me wrong, there are quite a few games out there rated 18 that I would not let him play.
     
  14. Pete E
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    Thanks mate..I am not too concerned about the "difficulty" aspect of the games, just their content....will have a look at some on Youtube as you suggest...
     
  15. Spoon
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    I was talking about their content mate.. Some of the Lego games can be a bit difficult in certain areas but the content, IMO, would be suitable.
     
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