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PS3 on DVI monitor with KVM

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July 10, 2008 6:04:52 PM

Hi everyone,

Just have a question regarding a set-up I hope to achieve...

I have 2 19" widescreen monitors running side-by-side (span) right now...a samsung 940BW and 941BW. They're identical to each other apart from the fact that the 941BW has HDCP support...

So I'm planning to get a PS3, and I want to run it on the 941BW, but I don't want to sacrifice a computer monitor.

So if I were to buy a KVM with DVI, would i theoretically be able to run the monitor for the computer & ps3?

A simple diagram would be...

Computer (2 dvi out) ---------------------->--------monitor 1
|------>-------KVM------>-----monitor 2
|
^--------PS3

Would this work? Any technical reasons why it wouldn't?

I realize DVI KVM's are expensive, but I don't have the room or the reason to buy another monitor/tv.

Thanks in advance

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July 11, 2008 5:40:14 AM

It might be cheaper to get 2 HDMI to DVI cables and a HDMI Selector.
July 11, 2008 1:26:31 PM

Ohh...didn't even know these things were there.

So I'd connect one monitor to video card, have a dvi -> hdmi to the selector, hdmi -> hdmi with the ps3 to the selector, then have another hdmi -> dvi to the second monitor, right?

Would there be a loss in quality? HDMI and DVI are both technically digital, so it shouldn't make a huge difference?

I'll look into this, thanks

Any additional info is welcomed
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July 12, 2008 6:50:56 PM

Wow, great

Thanks a lot...PS3 looks great even on a smaller monitor...
for whatever reason I can play 1080p, and not have it scale, so I can see everything on screen lol.

Anyway, thanks again for the help
July 12, 2008 8:07:26 PM

No problem, I'm glad it is working for you.
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