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PS3 on Monitor vs TV. Help please.

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
January 7, 2010 11:03:25 AM

Would using HDMI-to-DVI to connect my PS3 to my pc monitor look better than it would on my TV? the TV is just a regular 27" with no hdmi or anything and when pc was hooked to it max resolution was 1024x768 it said on ATI's CCC and the PC monitor is 1600x900 + it would be digital over the normal analog(red/white/yellow plugs) the TV uses. would the difference be really noticeable?

PC Monitor specs:

TV specs:

HDMI-to-DVI cable(not sure if theres a better one but think this is right?):

also if i hooked my pc to the vga port on monitor while ps3 is hooked to the dvi port is it possible to change to which you view? incase i need to use pc? or will i have to unhook ps3 and rehook pc back up?

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January 7, 2010 3:26:30 PM

It would almost definitely look better on your monitor. I'm not totally sure, but there *may* be a bit of scaling as your monitor isn't native 720p or 1080p, but right in the middle, but as it's still 16:9, I don't think it'd be an issue. Depending on your monitor, there should be a button to switch inputs so you can go back and forth between the DVI and VGA, but I didn't see anything like that on the page you posted (doesn't necessarily mean it's not a feature, but just an obscure one they wouldn't think to put on the spec page). Just know that if you hook your PS3 to the monitor with an HDMI-to-DVI cable, you'll have to output your audio separately, as DVI doesn't carry audio. You'll leave your old output cable in and hook the white/red cables up to a speaker system or something, or use the optical audio out if you have a system that has that feature.