PS3 on DVI monitor with KVM Tags: Console Gaming Playstation Kvm Dvi Monitors Video Games Last response: July 12, 2008 8:07 PM in Video Games Share inv4zn 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 More about : ps3 dvi monitor kvm | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove linksolo74 July 11, 2008 5:40:14 AM It might be cheaper to get 2 HDMI to DVI cables and a HDMI Selector. | Report abuse inv4zn 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 | Report abuse linksolo74 July 11, 2008 11:29:11 PM HDMI and DVI both pass the same video signal. The only difference is that DVI doesn't support audio. Yeah that is how i would set it up. It will be cheaper then using a DVI KVM. HDMI selector box http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Select the combo deal for a free HDMI cable. HDMI to DVI cable http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... | Report abuse inv4zn 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 | Report abuse linksolo74 July 12, 2008 8:07:26 PM No problem, I'm glad it is working for you. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Video Games>PS3 on DVI monitor with KVM> Related ressources: ForumBelkin soho kvm switch dvi & usb ForumPS3 HDMI - DVI Monitor Connection ForumPS3 HDMI - DVI Monitor Connection Forumnew DVI monitor and belkin kvm ForumHow do I get audio for my ps3 on a computer monitor using a dvi -i male ForumAten MasterView CS1764 DVI KVM switch design fault ForumDvi to vga adapter affecting kvm ForumKVM options for DVI and analog? ForumPs3 HDMI to DVI PC Monitor HELP! ForumHooking Ps3 To LCD Monitor with DVI ForumDVI Switcher (not kvm switch) ForumDVI to VGA through KVM Switch Problem ForumKVM / DVI / VGA ForumKVM for dual monitor with Xbox ForumGot a new System now need KVM switch now - 4port DVI /USB ForumPS3, and Wii adding to wired network. More resources Read discussions in other Video Games categories Console Gaming PC Gaming Handheld Gaming Nintendo Playstation Servers Sims World of Warcraft Xbox 360 !