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Using a PS3 and a computer on one monitor

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May 15, 2010 7:33:46 PM

I have no problem connecting them both to the same monitor using hdmi and dvi... but its the sound I am confused about.

I would be getting a monitor without speakers. Plugging my speaker system into the green socket on my PC, how would I get the sound from my PS3 onto the same set of speakers?

I know I could get a TV but they are a lot more expensive.

I also heard that HDMI is faster than DVI so would it be worth connecting them both via HDMI (GPU has a HDMI slot).

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May 15, 2010 8:10:49 PM

If the monitor has an HDMI port but no speakers, it should have an audio output port (maybe marked as a headphone jack). I think then you'd need to feed that audio output to your PC's input, or get a y-adapter to combine them to your speakers. I've considered this myself in case the repair on my Gateway XHD3000 fails, which would mean I'd have to get a Dell 3008wfp to replace it. Unfortunately, my speakers only have 3.5mm male plugs, so I'd need a y-adapter with a female output, and I haven't found one.
May 16, 2010 4:27:52 PM

Ok, I'd like help choosing a Full HD 22" monitor below £150 pounds.

I have been looking at these two LG's - which one would be better generally and for gaming and movies?

Im looking at contrast ratio and response time.

There is a £13 price difference and the main difference is that one is LED. Is it worth investing in this improving technology?

LCD:
£137
LED:
£150

My GPU has spare DVI and HDMI outputs. (Its a HD 4850). I would want at least one HDMI input on the monitor which can be used for the PC for the time being and maybe a PS3 in the future (moving the PC to DVI).


There is also a viewsonic - slightly above budget - that may have better specs:


And Samsung which, I don't think is as good value:
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