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mizuno_suisei
17-09-08, 05:49
Hi guys. Because my PC is so craptastic, I'm going to get a PS3 for Tomb Raider Underworld.

Now, there is a question or two I need to ask.

My TV is also pretty craptastic. its about 2years old but its rather little and its not widescreen and its just crap quality xD So, I've been thinking of getting one of those HDMI to DVI cables which will connect my PS3 to my fantabulous Widescreen PC Monitor :D

The problem is, the monitor I have doesnt have speakers on it (In-built speakers.) Apparently the HDMI to DVI cable also connects audio aswell, but without speakers inbuilt to my monitor, I won't be able to hear anything >_>

Is there a way I will be able to connect my PS3 to the screen, AND be able to connect sound seperately?

(If Its any help, my Speakers (I actually use my Karaoke machine :p ) Have the Red and White audio input holes at the back, Hopefully thats any help to my solution.)

Zac,

EscondeR
17-09-08, 06:04
The solution is to use HD component cable (http://www.gigaweb.com/product_info.php?cPath=130&products_id=22948&osCsid=osmfu4rmg0seemeok56a5tndm1) and Component to DVI adapter (http://www.pronto.com/mpm/DVI-I-Male-to-3-p_826058165-PP), thus you can connect video connectors to DVI and audio to any speaker system you like separately :)

mizuno_suisei
17-09-08, 06:10
Thanks for that :tmb:

But, Im wondering, could this work?

I have the HDMI to DVI Plug in (From PS3 to Monitor)

Then use this cord http://www.dragon-electronics.com/dragon/products/DRG000083/images/mainimage.gif to connect only the red and white plugs into the speakers?

EscondeR
17-09-08, 06:13
Not quite this way...

This cable has:
HDMI -> 3 component video jacks+2 audio jacks (L & R).

So you connect HDMI end to PS3, then connect 3 video jacks to RCA-2-DVI adapter and plug it into monitor. Then you connect 2 remaining audio jacks to whatever you like (producing sound of course :D ).

mizuno_suisei
17-09-08, 06:17
Oh no no. I mean, just pretend we scrap the idea you gave me earlier. The HDMI normal plug has one end leading to the PS3, and one end leading to the PC Screen. For sound, would it be possible to connect this for use of sound only http://www.dragon-electronics.com/dragon/products/DRG000083/images/mainimage.gif


ALSO. Would my PC Screen be compatible? xDhttp://au.lge.com/products/model/detail/itproducts_lcdmonitor_19inchwidescreen_l194wtsf.jh tml

mizuno_suisei
17-09-08, 06:38
Also, what would you suggest to be the best PS3 to get (I know they vary in 20gb, 40gb etc..) The only reason I am getting it is because its cheaper than getting a new PC and I only want to play TRU on it. Should I be getting the smallest in GB size PS3?

EscondeR
17-09-08, 07:00
Oh no no. I mean, just pretend we scrap the idea you gave me earlier. The HDMI normal plug has one end leading to the PS3, and one end leading to the PC Screen. For sound, would it be possible to connect this for use of sound only http://www.dragon-electronics.com/dragon/products/DRG000083/images/mainimage.gif

ALSO. Would my PC Screen be compatible? xD[URL=http://au.lge.com/products/model/detail/itproducts_lcdmonitor_19inchwidescreen_l194wtsf.jh tml[/URL]CLICKY
Yes it's possible as PS3 transfers data through both HDMI ports simultaneously.
IF it has HDMI or DVI connector then anyway yes :)
Also, what would you suggest to be the best PS3 to get (I know they vary in 20gb, 40gb etc..) The only reason I am getting it is because its cheaper than getting a new PC and I only want to play TRU on it. Should I be getting the smallest in GB size PS3?
Up to you and your budget actually. I'd say more space - better, but no other reasons.
And, please, use Edit button...

mizuno_suisei
17-09-08, 07:03
Sorry about that. (Not using the Edit button)

Well, I guess I'll get the smallest PS3. I Won't be putting any files on it or anything, all I want to do is play TRU :)

Thankyou very much for your help.

Zac,